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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

by Mark Twain Dover Publications (February 06, 2012)

The classic novel of a mischievous boy's pranks and escapades in a 19th-century river town — whitewashing the fence, seeking buried treasure, trying to impress the adored Becky Thatcher and more.


A Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens Dover Publications (September 22, 2014)

In October 1843, Charles Dickens ― heavily in debt and obligated to his publisher ― began work on a book to help supplement his family's meager income. That volume, A Christmas Carol, has long since become...


Dot and Tot of Merryland

by L. Frank Baum & W. W. Denslow Dover Publications (September 15, 2014)

From the author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz comes this tale of two children and their river voyage to an enchanted world. L. Frank Baum's fantasy features whimsical images by famed Oz illustrator W. W. Denslow....


R.U.R.

by Karel Capek Dover Publications (February 03, 2012)

Two sets of identical twins provide the basis for ongoing incidents of mistaken identity, within a lively plot of quarrels, arrests, and a grand courtroom denouement. One of Shakespeare's earliest comedic efforts....


Mother Earth's Children: The Frolics of the Fruits and Vegetables

by Elizabeth Gordon Dover Publications (May 05, 2014)

Charming collection of 87 whimsical verses features color illustrations of children dressed as fruits and vegetables that will delight both the young and the young at heart.


The Butterfly Babies' Book

by Elizabeth Gordon Dover Publications (May 05, 2014)

Beautiful full-color illustrations and amusing verses recapture the magic of butterflies in this fanciful book from 1914. All characters are based on real species, and the text cites their common and scientific...


Poems of Solace and Remembrance

by Paul Negri Dover Publications (June 10, 2014)

Comfort, inspiration to the bereaved in the form of 90 poems by over 60 poets, including Shakespeare, Shelley, Wordsworth, Longfellow, Browning, Whitman, Swinburne, Kipling, Frost, and Auden.


Bird Children: The Little Playmates of the Flower Children

by Elizabeth Gordon Dover Publications (May 05, 2014)

Brimming with antique charm, these fanciful verses and color illustrations depict 85 varieties of birds. Winsome images portray men, women, and children as sparrows, storks, penguins, and other familiar and...


Rip Van Winkle: A Posthumous Tale of Diedrich Knickerbocker

by Washington Irving Dover Publications (June 02, 2014)

In this 1819 classic of colonial life, a henpecked villager goes rambling through the Catskills, meets mysterious strangers with a powerful liquor, and awakens 20 years later to a changed world.


The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

by Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (June 02, 2014)

The great American humorist first came to national attention with the 1865 publication of this tall tale of a gambler and his high-jumping frog. Includes French translation and Twain's amusing re-translation....


Who's Who in Shakespeare: A Dictionary of Characters and Proper Names

by Francis Griffin Stokes Dover Publications (September 12, 2011)

An indispensable dictionary of characters and names with over 3,000 entries, this volume covers all 36 of the Bard's plays, in addition to his poems and sonnets.


The Denslow Picture Book Treasury

by W. W. Denslow & Michael Hearn Dover Publications (March 05, 2014)

This unique compilation features 9 of the best stories from Denslow's 18-volume series of picture books from 1903-04. Tales of Humpty Dumpty and other childhood favorites are accompanied by high-quality color...


Sister Carrie

by Theodore Dreiser Dover Publications (February 06, 2012)

The first masterpiece of the American naturalistic movement, Sister Carrie made its controversial debut in 1900. Condemned for its alleged immorality, the novel traces the fortunes of a small-town girl's rise...


Hedda Gabler

by Henrik Ibsen Dover Publications (April 25, 2012)

This dark psychological drama depicts the evil machinations of a ruthless, nihilistic heroine. Readers will discover an exploration of the nature of evil and the tragedy that lies in human frailty.


The Duel and Other Stories

by Anton Chekhov Dover Publications (February 02, 2012)

Six selections from the famed Russian showcase his natural aptitude for detail, dialogue, humor, and compassion. Includes "The Darling," "The Kiss," "Anna on the Neck," the title story, and more.


The Canterville Ghost and Other Stories

by Oscar Wilde Dover Publications (February 23, 2012)

Four of the Irish writer's finest works, among them "The Sphinx Without a Secret," "The Model Millionaire," "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime," and the title story, plus 6 "Poems in Prose."


Songs of Innocence

by William Blake Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

The first and most popular of Blake's famous "Illuminated Books," in a facsimile edition reproducing all 31 brightly colored plates. Additional printed text of each poem.


Selected Poems of Rumi

by Jalalu’l-Din Rumi Dover Publications (March 06, 2012)

Over 100 of Rumi's most passionate lyrics include "The Children of Light," "The Man Who Looked Back on His Way to Hell," "The Pear-Tree of Illusion." Translated by R. A. Nicholson.


The Mysteries of Udolpho

by Ann Radcliffe Dover Publications (March 05, 2014)

Trapped in a gloomy medieval fortress, an orphaned heroine battles the devious schemes of her guardians as well as her own pensive visions and melancholy fancies.


Struwwelpeter in English Translation

by Heinrich Hoffmann Dover Publications (March 21, 2012)

1845 classic children's book relates the consequences, in funny rhyming couplets, that befall children who torment animals, play with matches, suck their thumbs, and fidget at meals.


Nineteenth-Century French Short Stories (Dual-Language)

by Stanley Appelbaum Dover Publications (November 06, 2012)

French text and English translations — on facing pages — of 6 stories: Merimée's Mateo Falcone, Flaubert's Hérodias, L’attaque du moulin by Zola, de Maupassant's Mademoiselle Perle, 2 more. Introduction....


Spanish Stories: A Dual-Language Book

by Angel Flores Dover Publications (March 30, 2012)

Unique format offers 13 great stories in Spanish — from classics by Cervantes and Alarcon to contemporary works by Borges and Goytisolo. Complete faithful English translations on facing pages.


Snow White and Other Fairy Tales

by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm Dover Publications (July 25, 2013)

Eleven timeless tales recount the adventures of "The Brave Little Tailor," "The Elves and the Shoemaker," "The Twelve Dancing Princesses," "Jorinda and Joringel," "The Fisherman and His Wife," and more.


Introduction to French Poetry: A Dual-Language Book

by Stanley Appelbaum Dover Publications (March 21, 2012)

Works by Villon, Ronsard, Voltaire, Mallarmé, Verlaine, Rimbaud, Apollinaire, many more. Full French texts with literal English translations on facing pages. Biographical, critical information on each poet....


Selected Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins

by Gerard Manley Hopkins & Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (August 05, 2013)

Jesuit priest Gerard Manley Hopkins created verse that combined material sensuousness with asceticism. This anthology features all of his mature work, including the well-known elegy, "The Wreck of the Deutschland."...


Shakespeare, In Fact

by Irvin Leigh Matus & Thomas Mann Dover Publications (September 05, 2013)

Virtuoso presentation of available evidence of the Bard's life. "Written with wit and panache, this erudite tome dismantles the arguments claiming that someone other than Shakespeare wrote his plays." — Publishers...


The Decameron: Selected Tales

by Giovanni Boccaccio & Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

A group of escapees from plague-ridden Florence pass the time by telling tales of romance in this landmark of medieval literature. Features 25 of the original 100 stories. J. M. Rigg translation.


Humorous American Short Stories: Selections from Mark Twain to others much more recent

by Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (September 18, 2013)

Featuring James Thurber's "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," the basis of the new motion picture, this anthology of 30 entertaining tales includes works by Benjamin Franklin, Harriet Beecher Stowe, O. Henry,...


Illustrations and Ornamentation from The Faerie Queene

by Walter Crane & Carol Belanger Grafton Dover Publications (December 02, 2013)

Over 300 neo-medieval illustrations and decorations created by famed Victorian-era artist. Full-page plates, headpieces, tailpieces, borders, vignettes, and decorative elements depict knights, maidens, dragons,...


The Oil Jar and Other Stories

by Luigi Pirandello Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

Celebrated title story plus "Little Hut," "Mrs. Frola and Mr. Ponza, Her Son-in-Law," "Citrons from Sicily," "With Other Eyes," "A Voice," and 5 other tales from the 1934 Nobel Prize-winning author.


The Country of the Blind: And Other Science-Fiction Stories

by H. G. Wells & Martin Gardner Dover Publications (December 26, 2012)

Entertaining tales from the foremost science-fiction writer of the early 20th century include the title tale, "The Star," "The New Accelerator," "The Remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes," "Under the Knife," and...


Salom

by Oscar Wilde Dover Publications (February 22, 2012)

Wilde's notorious masterpiece enacts the biblical tale of a wanton woman's erotic dance and the martyrdom of John the Baptist. Complete English edition (1894) with illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley.


The Seven Against Thebes

by Aeschylus Dover Publications (July 11, 2012)

Oedipus's sons vie for the Theban crown. The victor, Eteocles, expels his brother, Polyneices, who flees to Argos and recruits a force of 7 champions to lead an assault on Thebes, with tragic results.


Selected Poems

by John Dryden Dover Publications (February 05, 2013)

Essential works of the renowned 17th-century poet include "Annus Mirabilis," "Absalom and Achitophel," "Mac Flecknoe," "Songs from Marriage à la Mode," "To the Memory of Mr. Oldham," "A Song for St. Cecilia's...


Fantastic Fables

by Ambrose Bierce Dover Publications (December 04, 2012)

With his characteristic blend of sarcasm and satire, "the American Swift" presents 245 fables that rival Aesop and La Fontaine in their mordant wit and keen insights into human nature.


Complete Poems

by Christopher Marlowe Dover Publications (March 15, 2012)

Contains Marlowe's translations of Ovid's "Elegies" and the First Book from Lucan's Civil War, plus the unfinished "Hero and Leander" and the poet's most famous creation, "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love."...


The Father

by August Strindberg Dover Publications (April 05, 2012)

Highly emotional study of marital upheaval and a no-holds-barred struggle between man and woman. One of the most gripping psychological dramas of modern theater. Biographical Note.


The Recognition of Sakuntala

by Kalidasa Dover Publications (June 27, 2012)

A classic introduction to Indian theater and aesthetics, this 5th-century tale of a king and a maiden who meet by chance and are separated by a curse was derived from the Mahabharata.


Songs of Milarepa

by Milarépa Dover Publications (March 22, 2012)

A Buddhist holy man whose songs have been sung and studied since the 12th century, Milarepa exchanged a life of sin and maliciousness for one of contemplation and love, eventually reaching the ultimate state...


Three Lives

by Gertrude Stein Dover Publications (June 22, 2012)

In her first publication, Stein invests the lives of three average women with extraordinary insights into race, sex, gender, and other feminist issues that were clearly ahead of their time.


Eclogues and Georgics

by Virgil Dover Publications (September 21, 2012)

The Eclogues unfolds in an idyllic landscape shadowed by thwarted romance and civil war while the Georgics celebrates natural beauty, piety, family life, and the vitality of the Italian people.


Pre-Raphaelite Poetry: An Anthology

by Paul Negri Dover Publications (September 05, 2012)

Poetry of Dante Gabriel Rossetti crowns this outstanding collection: highlights include "The Blessed Damozel," "My Sister's Sleep," and selections from The House of Life. Also includes Christina Rossetti's "Remember,"...


Imagist Poetry: An Anthology

by Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

Over 180 well-chosen Imagist gems appear in this tribute to an important and influential poetic movement of the 20th century. Includes short verse by Pound, Lawrence, Hilda Doolittle, Joyce, Stevens, others....


Love's Labour's Lost

by William Shakespeare Dover Publications (May 14, 2012)

A well-intentioned king vows to forego all fleshly delights, setting the stage for romantic hijinks. The customary Shakespearean comic elements — lovers in disguise, a witty clown, and sparkling repartee —...


Almayer's Folly

by Joseph Conrad Dover Publications (January 22, 2013)

Conrad's first novel recounts the struggles of a Dutch merchant whose dreams are undermined by his own greed and prejudice. It is the tale of a man's inability to escape his self-delusion and of the tragic results....


Peer Gynt

by Henrik Ibsen Dover Publications (March 22, 2012)

Masterpiece of world drama explores the virtues and vices common to all humanity as it follows a charming but arrogant young man through his life-long adventures.


A Sentimental Journey

by Laurence Sterne Dover Publications (January 23, 2013)

Laurence Sterne drew upon his experiences in the 1760s to create this fictional travelogue. Generations have delighted in the narrative of Mr. Yorick, the Sentimental Traveller, who seeks tender moments but...


Coriolanus

by William Shakespeare Dover Publications (July 18, 2012)

A military hero of ancient Rome attempts to shift from his career as a general to become a politician — a disastrous move that results in his leading an attack on Rome.


The Jew of Malta

by Christopher Marlowe Dover Publications (May 14, 2012)

Prejudice, the intricacies of Mediterranean politics, and Machiavellian strategy abound in this masterpiece of Elizabethan theater. The eponymous character in this suspenseful drama, a prototype for Shakespeare's...


Four Great Russian Plays

by Anton Chekhov Dover Publications (March 29, 2012)

From the golden age of Russian theater: The Inspector General by Gogol; Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard; Gorky's The Lower Depths; and A Month in the Country by Turgenev.