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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 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 —...


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...


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 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...


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,...


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...


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,...


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...


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...


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.


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....


South Sea Tales

by Jack London Dover Publications (January 02, 2013)

Includes 8 powerful short stories set against the natural beauty of the South Pacific and alive with the hazards of headhunters, sharks, storms, and disease.


The Days of Henry Thoreau

by Walter Harding Dover Publications (December 20, 2012)

Acclaimed biography reveals famous and little-known incidents; encounters with Hawthorne, Whitman; more. Fully corrected, enlarged.


All-Time Favorite Cowboy Stories

by Rochelle Kronzek Dover Publications (December 18, 2012)

Cattle rustlers, outlaws, and other desperadoes await you in this bronco-busting anthology of 19 cowboy tales set in the Old West. The roundup includes stories by such favorites as Zane Grey, O. Henry, Frederic...


Friendship: A Book of Quotations

by Herb Galewitz Dover Publications (November 06, 2012)

Over 400 timeless observations, including "A true friend is one soul in two bodies" (Aristotle), "Friendship is like money, easier made than kept," (Samuel Butler), many more. Great browsing, reference book....


Specimen Days & Collect

by Walt Whitman Dover Publications (September 18, 2012)

Diaries, notes and essays dealing with Whitman's ancestry, boyhood, Civil War experiences, nature, literary subjects and more.


Franklin's Way to Wealth and Penn's Maxims

by Benjamin Franklin & William Penn Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

Witty, wise, and elegant in their simplicity, these timeless adages on how to live in the material and spiritual worlds come from the author of Poor Richard's Almanack and Pennsylvania's Quaker founder.


Mark Twain at Your Fingertips: A Book of Quotations

by Mark Twain & Caroline Thomas Harnsberger Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

Gathered from Twain's classic novels, diary entries, newspaper articles, and correspondence, this collection of wry quips and quotes offers the great humorist and storyteller's observations on animals, critics,...


My Autobiography: "Chapters" from the North American Review

by Mark Twain Dover Publications (June 05, 2012)

Famed American author's plain-spoken words recall his boyhood in Hannibal, Missouri, life as a riverboat pilot, as a young adult in rough Nevada mining towns, years spent as a widely renowned author, more.


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,"...


Early Black American Writers

by Benjamin Brawley Dover Publications (May 07, 2012)

Definitive anthology of important Black writers: Banneker, Douglass, Delany, many others. With extensive commentary.


Thoreau: A Book of Quotations

by Henry David Thoreau & Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (April 26, 2012)

In more than 600 striking, thought-provoking excerpts, grouped under 17 headings, Thoreau rails against injustice, gives voice to his love of nature, and advocates simplicity and conscious living. Note.


Pragmatism

by William James Dover Publications (April 25, 2012)

Noted psychologist and philosopher develops his own brand of pragmatism, based on theories of C. S. Peirce. Emphasis on "radical empiricism," versus the transcendental and rationalist tradition.


The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain: A Book of Quotations

by Mark Twain Dover Publications (April 25, 2012)

Includes hundreds of Twain's most memorable quips and comments on life, love, history, culture, travel, and diverse other topics, among them "He is now fast rising from affluence to poverty."


Life on the Mississippi

by Mark Twain Dover Publications (April 06, 2012)

Lively recollections of Twain's salad days as a novice steamboat pilot to views from the passenger deck in the twilight of the river culture's heyday. Engrossing and entertaining anecdotes by a peerless storyteller....


The Marrow of Tradition

by Charles W. Chesnutt Dover Publications (March 28, 2012)

A landmark in the history of African-American fiction, this gripping 1901 novel unfolds against the backdrop of the post-Reconstruction South, climaxing in a race riot based on an actual 1898 incident.


Walden; Or, Life in the Woods

by Henry David Thoreau Dover Publications (March 22, 2012)

Accounts of Thoreau's daily life on the shores of Walden Pond outside Concord, Massachusetts, are interwoven with musings on the virtues of self-reliance and individual freedom, on society, government, and other...


Darkwater: Voices from Within the Veil

by W. E. B. Du Bois Dover Publications (March 22, 2012)

The distinguished American civil rights leader first published these fiery essays, sketches, and poems nearly 80 years ago in various periodicals. This volume has long inspired readers with its militant cry...


Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

by Frederick Douglass Dover Publications (March 21, 2012)

Douglass's graphic depictions of slavery, harrowing escape to freedom, and life as a newspaper editor, eloquent orator, and impassioned abolitionist.


Three Great African-American Novels: The Heroic Slave, Clotel and Our Nig

by Frederick Douglass, William Wells Brown & Harriet E. Wilson Dover Publications (February 16, 2012)

Three powerful African-American classics of strength and determination include The Heroic Slave, Frederick Douglass's piercing tale of a slave ship rebellion, plus Clotel by William Wells Brown, and Our Nig...


A Tramp Abroad

by Mark Twain Dover Publications (February 14, 2012)

Successor to Twain's first collection of travel memoirs takes a second look at Europe. This time, his amusement bears a more cynical cast, as he sees the sights through older and more experienced eyes.


Roughing It

by Mark Twain Dover Publications (February 08, 2012)

The humorist reflects on his scuffling years — silver mining in Nevada, working at a Virginia City newspaper, down and out in San Francisco, reporting for a newspaper from Hawaii, and more.


Yekl and the Imported Bridegroom and Other Stories of the New York Ghetto

by Abraham Cahan Dover Publications (February 08, 2012)

Yekl (1896), the first novel upon which the much acclaimed film Hester Street was based, was probably the first novel in English that had a hero from the New York's East Side.


Great Speeches by American Women

by James Daley Dover Publications (February 07, 2012)

Here are 21 legendary speeches from the country's most inspirational female voices, including Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, Eleanor Roosevelt, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, and many others.


Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

by Harriet Jacobs Dover Publications (February 07, 2012)

Published in 1861, one of few extant slave narratives written by a woman. Powerful portrayal of the brutality of slave life through the inspiring tale of one woman's dauntless spirit and faith.


Bernice Bobs Her Hair and Other Stories

by F. Scott Fitzgerald Dover Publications (February 06, 2012)

This brilliant anthology includes 6 of Fitzgerald's most popular stories: "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz," the title tale, "The Offshore Pirate," "The Ice Palace," "The Jelly Bean," and "May Day."


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.