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Evelina: or, The History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World

by Fanny Burney Dover Publications (September 30, 2015)

Good-looking, kind-hearted Evelina Anville has grown up in rural obscurity as the ward of a country parson. At the age of seventeen, she begins her progress from provincial life to fashionable London ― a transition...


Ulysses

by James Joyce & Enda Duffy Dover Publications (February 08, 2012)

Loosely based on the Odyssey, this landmark of modern literature follows ordinary Dubliners through an entire day in 1904. Captivating experimental techniques range from interior monologues to exuberant wordplay...


The Moon and Sixpence

by W. Somerset Maugham Dover Publications (February 13, 2012)

Shedding harsh light on an artist's ego, Maugham reveals the lengths to which one man will go to focus on his art. Written in 1919, the tale remains controversial even today.


Great English Short Stories

by Paul Negri Dover Publications (August 23, 2012)

First-rate selections include Hardy's "The Fiddler of the Reels," James' "Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You, My Lad," Dickens' "The Haunted Hotel," and tales by Saki, Kipling, Lawrence, Trollope, Stevenson,...


Great Irish Short Stories

by Evan Bates Dover Publications (February 08, 2012)

Features 13 captivating tales, from the early Irish prose fiction of Maria Edgeworth and William Carleton to the 20th-century works of William Butler Yeats, James Stephens, James Joyce, Seumas O'Kelly, and Liam...


Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

by Jessie L. Weston Dover Publications (February 06, 2012)

This interpretation by a distinguished scholar of one of English medieval literature's gems translates Middle English poetry into modern prose for a retelling that both preserves the spirit of the original and...


The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, Vol. 5

by Francis James Child Dover Publications (December 06, 2012)

This 19th-century collection compiles all the extant ballads with all known variants and features Child's commentaries. Includes Parts IX and X of the original set — ballads 266-305 — plus indexes, glossary....


The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, Vol. 4

by Francis James Child Dover Publications (December 06, 2012)

This definitive 19th-century collection compiles all the extant ballads with all known variants and features Child's commentary for each work. Volume IV includes Parts VII and VIII of the original set — ballads...


The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, Vol. 3

by Francis James Child Dover Publications (December 06, 2012)

This definitive 19th-century collection compiles all the extant ballads with all known variants and features Child's commentary for each work. Volume III includes Parts V and VI of the original set — ballads...


The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, Vol. 2

by Francis James Child Dover Publications (October 16, 2012)

This definitive 19th-century collection compiles all the extant ballads with all known variants and features Child's commentary for each work. Volume II includes Parts III & IV of the original set — ballads...


The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, Vol. 1

by Francis James Child Dover Publications (October 03, 2012)

This classic 19th-century survey offers absolute fidelity to original texts as well as invaluable commentary by Francis James Child. Volume 1 includes Parts I and II of the original set — ballads 1-53.


A Shakespearian Grammar: An Attempt to Illustrate Some of the Differences Between Elizabethan and Modern English

by E. A. Abbott Dover Publications (January 23, 2013)

Finest guide to the peculiarities of Elizabethan syntax, grammar, and prosody addresses every idiomatic usage found in Shakespeare's works. Each of more than 500 classifications is illustrated with quotes, all...


On Liberty

by John Stuart Mill Dover Publications (February 02, 2012)

Mill's eloquent 1859 treatise asks and answers provocative questions relating to the boundaries of social authority and individual sovereignty in a democratic society. Enduringly influential study.


The Essential Anatomy of Melancholy

by Robert Burton Dover Publications (November 05, 2012)

One of the richest books in the English language, this systematized medical treatise on morbid mental states also features a compendium of memorable utterances on the human condition, compiled from classical,...


The Flying Inn

by G. K. Chesterton Dover Publications (January 30, 2013)

Hilarious romp in which pub owner Humphrey Hump and friend take to the road in a donkey cart filled with rum and cheese, inveighing against Prohibition and other "oppressive forms of modernity."


Rights of Man

by Thomas Paine Dover Publications (February 02, 2012)

Highly influential statement of faith in democracy and egalitarianism helped pave the way for social security for workers, public employment for those in need of work, abolition of laws limiting wages, other...


The Nigger of the "Narcissus"

by Joseph Conrad Dover Publications (February 17, 2016)

When a black sailor with tuberculosis boards the Narcissus, the shadow of death falls across the ship and the lingering gloom brings out both the best and the worst in the crew. The harsh endurance test of survival...


Oscar Wilde's Wit and Wisdom: A Book of Quotations

by Oscar Wilde Dover Publications (February 02, 2012)

Amusing, thought-provoking epigrams, aphorisms, and other jests from the plays, essays, and lively conversation of Oscar Wilde offer a feast of humorous and profound quips. Nearly 400 quotes.


Utopia

by Thomas More Dover Publications (February 01, 2012)

16th-century classic by English ecclesiastic and scholar envisioned a tolerant, patriarchal island kingdom free of private property, violence, bloodshed and vice. Forerunner of many later attempts.


The Ball and the Cross

by G. K. Chesterton Dover Publications (August 07, 2013)

Chesterton's second novel chronicles a hot dispute between two Scotsmen, a Roman Catholic, and an atheist, whose fanatically held opinions inspire a host of comic adventures. Introduction by Martin Gardner.


Sredni Vashtar and Other Stories

by Saki Dover Publications (August 03, 2015)

Born in Burma in 1870, Scottish writer H. H. Munro adopted the pseudonym Saki to satirize the social conventions, cruelty, and foolishness of the Edwardian era. His highly readable blend of flippant humor and...


The Mikado

by William Schwenck Gilbert Dover Publications (August 03, 2015)

A lighthearted burlesque of Japanese culture and the vagaries of love, this operetta's lyrics and dialogue are as delightful to read as they are to hear. Includes nine illustrations by Gilbert.


Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite

by Anthony Trollope Dover Publications (December 20, 2012)

Incisive, unconventional psychological study of a conflict between a wealthy baronet, his idealistic daughter, and their scapegrace cousin. "Probes into a subtle contrasts between aooearance and reality." —...


Shakespeare Lexicon and Quotation Dictionary, Vol. 1

by Alexander Schmidt Dover Publications (July 11, 2012)

Volume 1 of massive work by a leading Shakespeare scholar and lexicographer, a standard in the field, provides full definitions, locations, and shades of meaning in every word in Shakespeare's plays and poems....