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American Notes

by Charles Dickens Dover Publications (October 23, 2017)

"This is not the republic of my imagination," Charles Dickens noted ruefully of his 1842 visit to the United States. His American Notes forms a stinging reproof of the country's embrace of slavery, its corrupt...


Selected Short Stories

by Leo Tolstoy Dover Publications (October 23, 2017)

It is universally acknowledged that Leo Tolstoy, author of War and Peace and Anna Karenina, was as much a master of the short story as of the full-length novel. This original collection, which features some...


The Metaphysics

by Aristotle Dover Publications (November 29, 2017)

"All men by nature are actuated with the desire of knowledge," declared Aristotle. The philosopher's works are foundational to the history of science, and his treatise on metaphysics, or "first philosophy,"...


History of the Peloponnesian War

by Thucydides & Richard Crawley Dover Publications (February 07, 2012)

Thucydides' chronicle of the disastrous 27-year conflict between Athens and Sparta resonates with tales of heroism and villainy, deeds of courage and desperation, and the eternal folly of human conflict.


Democracy in America

by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve & Francis Bowen Dover Publications (March 01, 2017)

In the early 19th century, a French sociologist and political scientist undertook a seven-month journey throughout the newly formed United States. Alexis de Tocqueville surveyed the young nation's religious,...


Physics

by Aristotle Dover Publications (May 17, 2017)

Written in the fourth century BCE by Greek philosopher and scientist Aristotle, Physics set out to define the principles and causes of change, movement, and motion. For 2,000 years ― until discoveries by Galileo,...


Medieval Literature: A Basic Anthology

by Dover Publications, Inc. Dover Publications (May 22, 2017)

These excerpts from works of philosophy and religion, history and drama, fiction, poetry, and other genres introduce the many facets of medieval literature. The anthology opens with chapters from The Confessions...


Selected Short Stories

by Nathaniel Hawthorne Dover Publications (May 15, 2017)

A key figure in the development of American literature, Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804–1864) is best remembered as the author of The Scarlet Letter. The New England native also wrote scores of short stories, many...


Great Love Stories

by Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (May 10, 2016)

This wide-ranging collection of romantic tales features an international array of authors, including Sherwood Anderson, Alexander Pushkin, Anthony Trollope, and Giovanni Verga. In addition to new translations,...


The Road

by Jack London Dover Publications (October 03, 2016)

"I went on 'The Road' because I couldn't keep away from it; because I hadn't the price of the railroad fare in my jeans; because I was so made that I couldn't work all my life on 'one same shift'; because —...


A Dialogue of Comfort Against Tribulation

by Thomas More Dover Publications (July 20, 2016)

"I die the King's good servant, but God's first," declared Sir Thomas More from the scaffold upon his 1535 execution for treason. Condemned to death for his refusal to acknowledge Henry VIII as the Supreme Head...


Pictures from Italy

by Charles Dickens Dover Publications (June 22, 2016)

In 1844, Charles Dickens embarked on a year-long visit to Italy, where he turned his perceptive views of the human condition toward a thoughtful appraisal of the country's soul and character. Combining travelogue...


The Civil War: Great Speeches and Documents

by Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (May 17, 2016)

Memorable speeches, moving letters, and key reports are among the vital documents in this collection of historic records from the American Civil War. Even the most dedicated history buffs may find something...


Lincoln: A Book of Quotations

by Abraham Lincoln & Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (July 19, 2016)

"All I have learned, I learned from books," declared Abraham Lincoln — and this book offers ample learning from the sixteenth president's wise and often witty remarks. Drawn from speeches, letters, and other...


A Voice from the South

by Anna Julia Cooper & Janet Neary Dover Publications (May 10, 2016)

A cornerstone of black feminist and political theory, this collection of essays focuses on racial progress and women's rights. A Voice from the South, written in 1892, is regarded as the first statement of black...


Chicago Stories

by James Daley Dover Publications (February 01, 2016)

America's Second City abounds in literary talent, and this anthology spotlights writers associated with Chicago as well as tales that take the Midwestern metropolis as their setting. Contributors include Richard...


Fyodor Dostoyevsky The Dover Reader

by Fyodor Dostoyevsky Dover Publications (January 20, 2016)

Noted for his sympathetic portrayals of the downtrodden members of nineteenth-century Russian society, Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821–1881) has exercised immense influence on modern writers. His fiction, rich in...


James Joyce The Dover Reader

by James Joyce Dover Publications (November 11, 2015)

Influential and innovative, James Joyce (1882–1941) led the vanguard of twentieth-century fiction. Sooner or later, most undergraduates encounter him, and many scholars devote their entire careers to his exuberantly...


Henry VI, Part II

by William Shakespeare Dover Publications (July 08, 2015)

Preferring a life of spiritual contemplation, Henry VI leaves politics to his nobles. The resulting power struggle pits the Houses of York and Lancaster against one another for control of the crown. Against...


The Two Gentlemen of Verona

by William Shakespeare Dover Publications (April 13, 2015)

Valentine and Proteus are devoted comrades ― until they travel to Milan and meet Silvia, the Duke's ravishing daughter. Torn between the bonds of friendship and the lure of romance, the two gentlemen are further...


Troilus and Cressida

by William Shakespeare Dover Publications (July 15, 2015)

A tragedy of jealousy and betrayal as well as a satire of the consequences of greed and lust, this drama unfolds amid the violent desperation of the Trojan War. After seven years of bloodshed, few illusions...


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...


The Coquette: or, The History of Eliza Wharton

by Hannah Webster Foster Dover Publications (July 13, 2015)

The demise of a respectable but unloved fiancé introduces a sudden and intoxicating freedom into Eliza Wharton's life. Two new beaus vie for her attention: Reverend Boyer, a staid and proper clergyman, and...


Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown

by Henry Box Brown Dover Publications (April 13, 2015)

After enduring more than 30 years of slavery, Henry "Box" Brown achieved freedom by having himself nailed inside a packing crate and shipped from Richmond to Philadelphia. Initially published in 1851, Brown's...


Essays on Civil Disobedience

by Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (May 10, 2016)

Inexpensive but substantial, this anthology ranges from Henry David Thoreau's great nineteenth-century polemics "Civil Disobedience" and "Slavery in Massachusetts" to more recent writings by Aung San Suu Kyi...


G. K. Chesterton Quotes

by Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (April 13, 2015)

"There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person," declared the philosopher and wit G. K. Chesterton (1874–1936). The extent and variety...


Twelve Years a Slave

by Solomon Northup Dover Publications (February 22, 2014)

Now a major motion picture! Kidnapped into slavery in 1841, Northup spent 12 years in captivity. This autobiographical memoir represents an exceptionally detailed and accurate description of slave life and plantation...


Short Story Masterpieces by American Women Writers

by Clarence C. Strowbridge Dover Publications (January 15, 2014)

Fourteen tales include Joyce Carol Oates' "Heat," Flannery O'Connor's "The Life You Save May Be Your Own," "Why I Live at the P.O." by Eudora Welty, plus stories by Edith Wharton, Louise Erdrich, Alice Walker,...


Wit and Wisdom of America's First Ladies: A Book of Quotations

by Joslyn Pine Dover Publications (September 08, 2014)

"The one thing I do not want," quipped Jacqueline Kennedy, "is to be called First Lady. It sounds like a saddle horse." This lively collection includes more than 350 revealing and thought-provoking remarks by...


Poems and Songs Celebrating America

by Ann Braybrooks Dover Publications (August 20, 2014)

A tribute to the ideals and accomplishments of American history, this anthology features inspiring verse by Carl Sandburg, Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, Phillis Wheatley, Katharine Lee Bates, John Greenleaf...


History's Greatest Speeches

by James Daley Dover Publications (September 18, 2013)

This anthology presents approximately 20 of the world's most influential public orations, including stirring addresses by Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Patrick Henry, and many other famous leaders.


The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie and His Essay: The Gospel of Wealth

by Andrew Carnegie Dover Publications (May 05, 2014)

One of the earliest memoirs of an American capitalist, this 1920 volume recounts an immigrant's rise from clerk to captain of industry and steel magnate. Includes Carnegie's treatise on his philanthropic views....


W. E. B. Du Bois: Selections from His Writings

by W.E.B. Du Bois & Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (November 26, 2013)

Lesser-known writings include "Strivings of the Negro People," "A Negro Schoolmaster in the New South," "The Talented Tenth," "Address to the Nation: The Niagara Movement Speech," "Evolution of the Race Problem,"...


Greek and Roman Oratory

by Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (January 15, 2014)

Inexpensive compilation of great speeches includes Pericles on the Peloponnesian War and Julius Caesar on the punishment of the Catiline conspirators, plus orations by Alcibiades, Demosthenes, Cicero, and many...


My Larger Education: Being Chapters from My Experience

by Booker T. Washington Dover Publications (November 12, 2013)

The celebrated leader describes his influences and proposes that most African Americans would benefit from a practical trade rather than a liberal arts education, a position that ignited an enduring debate....


Essays on Immigration

by Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (November 19, 2013)

This anthology surveys the immigration experience from a wide range of cultural and historical viewpoints. Contributors include Jacob Riis, Edwidge Danticat, Junot Díaz, and many others.


Essays on Teaching

by Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (November 20, 2013)

Reflections on the teaching experience include selections from the works of Plato, Rousseau, Tolstoy, D. H. Lawrence, John Dewey, Maria Montessori, Bertrand Russell, A. S. Neill, and contemporary American authors....


Michel de Montaigne: Selected Essays

by Michel de Montaigne, Charles Cotton & William Carew Hazlitt Dover Publications (November 12, 2013)

One of France's great Renaissance thinkers, Montaigne was remarkably modern in his views. These highly readable essays reflect his thoughts on poetry, philosophy, theology, law, literature, education, and world...


The Way of Perfection

by St. Teresa of Avila & E. Allison Peers Dover Publications (November 24, 2014)

This classic of the interior life and Christian mysticism remains as fresh and inspiring today as it was 400 years ago. Written by a prominent sixteenth-century Spanish mystic and Carmelite nun, it forms a practical...


Women's Writings on Christian Spirituality

by Molly Hand Dover Publications (October 01, 2013)

Organized chronologically, this original anthology features women authors on the themes of religion and spirituality. Writers include Julian of Norwich, Grace Mildmay, Anna Trapnel, Maria W. Stewart, and Anne...


Infamous Speeches: From Robespierre to Osama bin Laden

by Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (February 03, 2012)

Historical survey of speeches invoking racism, genocide, anti-Semitism, terrorism, and other hateful, extremist views. Includes orations by Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, Mao, Andrew Jackson, Joseph R. McCarthy,...


Book of African-American Quotations

by Joslyn Pine Dover Publications (February 03, 2012)

This original collection of quotations cites approximately 100 well-known African Americans from all walks of life, including Maya Angelou, Louis Armstrong, Muhammad Ali, Julian Bond, George Washington Carver,...


Great Speeches on Gay Rights

by James Daley Dover Publications (February 07, 2012)

Tracing the movement's rhetoric from the late 1800s to the present, this anthology includes Ingersoll's "Address at the Funeral of Walt Whitman," Milk's "Hope Speech," and Kameny's "Civil Liberties: A Progress...


Great Speeches of the 20th Century

by Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (August 18, 2014)

A great speech can stir the soul — and move a nation. This compact and affordable anthology gathers complete speeches and selected excerpts from some of the twentieth century's most memorable addresses. Writers...


The Strenuous Life: Essays and Addresses

by Theodore Roosevelt Dover Publications (February 03, 2012)

Politician, soldier, naturalist, and historian — Theodore Roosevelt remains a towering symbol of American optimism and progress. This collection embodies his enduring ideals for attaining a robust political,...


The United States Constitution: The Full Text with Supplementary Materials

by Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (February 07, 2012)

The basis of our nation's law and government, the Constitution is America's most important political and social document. This inexpensive reference contains the main text and amendments plus a wealth of background...


Nature and Other Essays

by Ralph Waldo Emerson Dover Publications (February 13, 2012)

A soul-satisfying collection of 12 essays by the noted philosopher and poet who embraced independence, rejected conformity, and loved nature. Includes the title essay, plus "Character," "Intellect," "Spiritual...


The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories

by Washington Irving Dover Publications (May 11, 2012)

Among the first tales by an American writer, the title story and "Rip Van Winkle" marked the entry of Washington Irving into world literature. Also includes "The Devil and Tom Walker," "The Spectre Bridegroom,"...


An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge and Other Stories

by Ambrose Bierce Dover Publications (February 06, 2012)

This modestly priced volume includes 23 stories in all — many of Bierce's best, from the Civil War classic "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" to the renowned horror tale "The Moonlit Road."


To Build a Fire and Other Favorite Stories

by Jack London Dover Publications (February 06, 2012)

The vitality and variety of London's experiences during his brief life are reflected in these 13 gripping tales of adventure, including "A Piece of Steak," "The Mexican," "The Law of Life," and 10 others.