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The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

by Edgar Allan Poe & W. Heath Robinson Dover Publications (October 23, 2017)

The importance of Edgar Allan Poe to literary history can hardly be exaggerated; his genius and originality, both in terms of language and technique, influenced the French Symbolists of the late 19th century...


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...


A Journal to Stella

by Jonathan Swift Dover Publications (September 20, 2017)

Best remembered as the author of Gulliver's Travels, Jonathan Swift was a Dublin native whose political pamphleteering led to a London-based position as editor of a conservative periodical. This journal, written...


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...


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 —...


Great Eulogies Throughout History

by James Daley Dover Publications (September 21, 2016)

Derived from the Greek for "word of praise," the eulogy is a longstanding tradition of recognition and remembrance. The speeches and essays gathered in this collection offer thought-provoking commemorations...


Vivid and Repulsive as the Truth

by Djuna Barnes & Katharine Maller Dover Publications (July 20, 2016)

The self-described "most famous unknown author in the world," Djuna Barnes (1892 - 1982) is increasingly regarded as an important voice of feminism, modernism, and lesbian culture. Best remembered for her 1936...


Main Street

by Sinclair Lewis Dover Publications (July 20, 2016)

In 1930 Sinclair Lewis became the first American to win the Nobel Prize for literature, and the 1920 publication of Main Street brought him his first serious critical recognition. Born and raised in Sauk Centre,...


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...


War Is Kind and Other Poems

by Stephen Crane Dover Publications (May 13, 2016)

A unique stylist and one of the most innovative and talented writers of his generation, Stephen Crane (1871–1900) won lasting fame as a novelist (The Red Badge of Courage, Maggie: A Girl of the Streets) and...


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...


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,...


Herman Melville The Dover Reader

by Herman Melville Dover Publications (March 21, 2016)

Despite the early success of his tales of adventure in the South Seas, Herman Melville (1819–1891) suffered a reversal of fortunes with the 1851 publication of Moby-Dick. The great epic, now recognized as...


The Stuff of Dreams

by Edward Lucas White & S. T. Joshi Dover Publications (March 17, 2016)

This original compilation presents chilling tales of terror by an unjustly neglected author. Inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe as well as his own vivid nightmares, Edward Lucas White (1866–1934) weaves...


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...


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...


Early Poems

by Ezra Pound Dover Publications (January 14, 2016)

American poet Ezra Pound (1885–1972) was among the most influential literary figures of the twentieth century. As a poet, he founded the Imagist movement (c. 1909–17), which advocated the use of precise,...


Narratives of the Wreck of the Whale-Ship Essex

by Owen Chase Dover Publications (October 21, 2015)

In 1819, the American whaler Essex was sailing deep into the great equatorial hunting grounds of the Pacific when it was destroyed by a maddened sperm whale. By all reports, the 85-foot whale deliberately rammed...


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 Land of Little Rain

by Mary Austin Dover Publications (September 30, 2015)

In this classic poetic study, the Southwestern desert is envisioned as a place of austere beauty that weaves a lasting spell over its inhabitants. Fourteen sketches describe plants, animals, Indians, prospectors, and...


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.


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...


American Negro Folktales

by Richard M. Dorson Dover Publications (June 09, 2015)

A preacher battles a bear, a mother returns from the dead, and a clever servant conducts a Big Feet Contest in this rich anthology of African-American folklore. Scores of humorous and harrowing stories, collected...


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...


Classic American Short Stories

by Clarence C. Strowbridge Dover Publications (December 16, 2014)

Seventeen short masterpieces, chosen for their timeless relevance and enduring popularity, include Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Rappaccini's Daughter," Edgar Allan Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado," Herman Melville's...


The Puritans: A Sourcebook of Their Writings

by Perry Miller & Thomas H. Johnson Dover Publications (September 22, 2014)

Critically acclaimed classic lets Puritans speak for themselves in crucial documents covering history, theory of state and society, religion, customs, behavior, biographies and letters, poetry, literary theory,...


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...


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,...


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....


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.


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...


Poor Richard's Almanac and Other Writings

by Benjamin Franklin & Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (November 05, 2013)

A fascinating compilation of weather forecasts, recipes, jokes, and aphorisms, Poor Richard's Almanack debuted in 1732. This edition presents hundreds of Franklin's timeless maxims, plus selections from the...


A Daughter of the Middle Border

by Hamlin Garland Dover Publications (October 01, 2013)

Pulitzer Prize-winning sequel to A Son of the Middle Border continues the author's autobiographical theme and deals sensitively with Garland's marriage and later career, as well as the challenges of pioneer...


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...


Emile

by Jean-Jacques Rousseau Dover Publications (August 21, 2013)

Rousseau considered this tale of a young boy and his tutor the most important of his writings, and its exploration of the retention of human goodness and avoidance of social corruption remains highly influential....


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.


Abraham Lincoln's Wit and Wisdom

by Abraham Lincoln & Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (July 17, 2013)

The most eloquent of American presidents, Lincoln had a sagacious or humorous comment on everything that mattered. This attractively designed and illustrated gift book features his remarks on subjects from politics...


Selections and Essays

by John Ruskin & Frederick William Roe Dover Publications (July 17, 2013)

Excerpts from some of the Victorian critic and sage's best-known books, including Modern Painters and The Stones of Venice, on the subjects he held most dear: nature, art, and society.


Smoke Bellew

by Jack London Dover Publications (March 13, 2013)

A sweeping adventure saga in the tradition of White Fang and The Call of the Wild, bringing to vivid life the cold, bleak, unforgiving Alaskan wilderness and the colorful, desperately uncertain lives of both...


Omoo

by Herman Melville Dover Publications (March 12, 2013)

The author's comic experiences in a South Seas setting has him working at odd jobs, viewing traditional rites and customs, and even contriving an audience with the Tahitian Queen.


De Profundis

by Oscar Wilde Dover Publications (February 21, 2013)

While imprisoned, Wilde wrote this long letter of recrimination to his lover, Lord Alfred Douglas. It offers fascinating insights into Wilde's life in prison and the background and psychology of a notorious...


The Rise of David Levinsky

by Abraham Cahan Dover Publications (February 21, 2013)

A young Hasidic Jew seeks his fortune in New York's Lower East Side. He turns from his religious studies to focus on the business world, where he discovers the high price of assimilation.


A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

by Henry David Thoreau Dover Publications (February 21, 2013)

While paddling with his brother, Thoreau makes brilliant observations on literature, philosophy, Native American and Puritan histories of New England, friends, and a diversity of other topics.


The Octopus

by Frank Norris Dover Publications (February 05, 2013)

Based on an actual bloody dispute in 1880 between wheat farmers and the Southern Pacific Railroad, this tale of greed, betrayal, and a lust for power is played out during the waning days of the western frontier....


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."


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...


Famous Poems from Bygone Days

by Martin Gardner Dover Publications (January 23, 2013)

Over 80 poems from the 19th and early 20th centuries, including works about love and war, ships and the sea, farms and family, life and death, heaven and hell.


Thus Spoke Zarathustra (Selections)/Also sprach Zarathustra (Auswahl): A Dual-Language Book

by Friedrich Nietzsche Dover Publications (January 03, 2013)

This dual-language edition features one third of Nietzsche's work, keeping the most famous concepts intact and encompassing a variety of moods and modes as well as the author's full linguistic scope.