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The War of the Worlds

by H. G. Wells SC Active Business Development SRL (April 15, 2017)

H.G. Wells' novel, "The War of the Worlds," made people start to look at the sky in a whole new way—from over their shoulders. Written in a journalistic style, blending fantastic events with real-life locations...

Journey to the West: The Monkey King's Amazing Adventures

by Wu Cheng'en, Daniel Kane & Timothy Richard Tuttle Publishing (September 15, 2008)

China's most popular traditional novel, Journey to the West is the thrilling story of the Monkey King and his epic quest, with his trusted companions, to redeem himself. They face fantastic foes, demons and...

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...


by Vera Caspary The Feminist Press at CUNY (July 24, 2014)

Basis for the famous film noir: a woman who kept men spellbound--even after her death.

Savage Coast

by Muriel Rukeyser & Rowena Kennedy-Epstein The Feminist Press at CUNY (May 17, 2013)

Never before published, this autobiographical novel captures the politics and passion of the Spanish Civil War.

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde & Other Stories

by Robert Louis Stevenson Canterbury Classics (November 17, 2014)

A book so iconic that its title is synonymous with split personalities, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, was first released in 1886. The story of a virtuous...

Complete Works of William Shakespeare

by William Shakespeare & Michael A. Cramer Canterbury Classics (October 20, 2014)

Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, King Lear, Hamlet, and Macbeth—the works of William Shakespeare still resonate in our imaginations four centuries after they were written. The timeless characters...

Hans Christian Andersen Tales

by Hans Christian Andersen Canterbury Classics (November 17, 2014)

Fairy tales are timeless treasures passed from generation to generation, and few are as beloved as those of Danish author, Hans Christian Andersen. From the princess so sensitive she is discomforted by a single...

The Jungle Book

by Rudyard Kipling Canterbury Classics (November 17, 2014)

Penned by English Nobel laureate Rudyard Kipling in 1894, The Jungle Book is a collection of allegorical stories that take place deep in the Indian jungle. The most famous stories of The Jungle Book are those...

Treasure Island

by Robert Louis Stevenson Canterbury Classics (November 17, 2014)

Perhaps the most iconic pirate story of all time, Treasure Island was written by Robert Louis Stevenson in 1881. The book follows young Jim Hawkins who finds himself in possession of a treasure map and embarks...

Bulfinch's Mythology

by Thomas Bulfinch & Stephanie L. Budin Canterbury Classics (October 20, 2014)

Can’t keep all your gods and goddesses straight? Wondering about mythological references in classic literature? Bulfinch’s Mythology offers approachable accounts of ancient legends in a compilation of the...

Black Beauty

by Anna Sewell Canterbury Classics (November 17, 2014)

Anna Sewell’s 1877 classic, Black Beauty, is considered to be one of the foremost works in animal welfare literature and a leading work in the children’s pony book genre. Narrated by the horse himself, the...

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...

Père Goriot

by Honoré de Balzac & Ellen Marriage Dover Publications (September 05, 2012)

This outstanding French realist novel contrasts the social progress of an impoverished but ambitious aristocrat with that of a father whose obsessive love leads to personal and financial ruin. "The modern King...

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."


by Herman Melville Canterbury Classics (May 19, 2014)

“Call me Ishmael” is the iconic opening line of Herman Melville’s classic American novel, Moby-Dick. Ishmael is a seaman aboard the whaling vessel, Pequod, under the vengeful captain, Ahab. Maniacally seeking...

The Scarlet Letter

by Nathaniel Hawthorne Canterbury Classics (May 19, 2014)

In The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne takes readers back to the puritan days of the American colonies, into a society as unforgiving as its harsh New England winters. The story of Hester Prynne, who bears...

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.

The Sorrows of Young Werther/Die Leiden des jungen Werther: A Dual-Language Book

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe & Stanley Appelbaum Dover Publications (August 08, 2013)

One of the first European bestsellers upon its 1774 publication, this classic of Romantic literature is written mostly in the form of letters in which the hero recounts his unrequited love for a married woman....

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.

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.

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.

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....

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...

Short Stories

by Edith Wharton Dover Publications (February 21, 2012)

Includes 7 superbly crafted tales of love and marriage, divorce and other topics: "Souls Belated," "The Pelican," "The Muse's Tragedy," "Expiation," "The Dilettante," "Xingu," and "The Other Two."

Short Stories

by Louisa May Alcott Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

Five poignant tales based in part on the author's experiences as a nurse during the Civil War: "Obtaining Supplies," "A Night," "My Contraband," "Happy Women," and "How I Went Out to Service."

Five Great Short Stories

by Jack London Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

Five exciting tales that epitomize Jack London's mastery of the adventure story: "The White Silence," "In a Far Country," "An Odyssey of the North," "The Seed of McCoy," and "The Mexican." Publisher's Note.

Five Great Short Stories

by Anton Chekhov Dover Publications (August 03, 2012)

Masterfully written tales by one of the greatest practitioners of the form. Stories include "The Black Monk," "The House with the Mezzanine," "The Peasants," "Gooseberries," and "The Lady with the Toy Dog."

The Prince and the Pauper

by Mark Twain Dover Publications (April 06, 2012)

Two young look-alikes in 16th-century England decide to trade clothes and roles, a situation that drastically alters the lives of both. This timeless tale of transposed identities remains one of Twain's best-loved...


by James Branch Cabell & Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (March 22, 2012)

Witty, compelling fantasy recounts a time-traveler's adventures through a supernatural dreamscape, his romances with famous women, and his confrontations with God and the Devil. Thirteen full-page illustrations...

Three Tales

by Gustave Flaubert & Arthur McDowall Dover Publications (February 10, 2012)

This trio of short stories by the author of Madame Bovary consists of "A Simple Heart," "The Legend of Saint Julian the Hospitaller," and "Herodias." Translated by Arthur McDowall.

Clotel or The President's Daughter

by William Wells Brown Dover Publications (February 10, 2012)

The first novel by an African-American, this dramatic tale tells the fate of a child fathered by Thomas Jefferson with one of his slaves. The author, a former slave, powerfully depicts racial injustice.

Castle Rackrent

by Maria Edgeworth Dover Publications (March 12, 2013)

When a long-time servant of the Rackrent family decides to write about family members whom he has served, the result is a stylishly entertaining exploration of master/servant relationships.

The Magnificent Ambersons

by Booth Tarkington Dover Publications (January 23, 2013)

The lives and changing fortunes of three generations of a once-powerful and socially prominent family are chronicled in this vivid portrait of the corrupting influence of greed and materialism.

The Dream Life of Balso Snell

by Nathanael West Dover Publications (April 26, 2012)

In this 1931 Dada-inspired work, the first novel of the author of Miss Lonelyhearts and The Day of the Locust, the eponymous anti-hero climbs inside a Trojan Horse to find the dark side of the American dream....

The Fiddler of the Reels and Other Stories

by Thomas Hardy Dover Publications (November 27, 2012)

Three first-rate short stories include the romantic title piece, the comic "The Distracted Preacher," and "The Three Strangers," a tribute to community life. Highly readable and accessible intro to Hardy's fiction....

Hope Leslie: or Early Times in Massachusetts

by Catharine Maria Sedgwick & John Matteson Dover Publications (July 10, 2012)

Stirring novel of 17th-century New England features spirited female characters who defy Puritanical society, engaging in cross-cultural friendships, challenging bigotry, and providing a captivating portrait...

News from Nowhere

by William Morris Dover Publications (July 03, 2012)

One of the most literary of utopian fantasies, this 1890 novel distills the author's attitudes toward politics, art, and society. A resonant critique of state socialism, it offers remarkably modern proposals...


by Frank Norris Dover Publications (May 11, 2012)

Inspired by an actual crime, this riveting tale of avarice, degeneration, and death chronicles the demise of an ignorant charlatan and his avaricious wife as they descend into moral corruption.

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.


by Mary Shelley Dover Publications (December 03, 2013)

The story of Victor Frankenstein's monstrous creation and the havoc it caused has enthralled generations of readers and inspired countless writers of horror and suspense. With the author's own 1831 introduction....

My Antonia Thrift Study Edition

by Willa Cather Dover Publications (November 12, 2013)

Includes the unabridged text of Cather's classic novel plus a complete study guide that features chapter-by-chapter summaries, explanations and discussions of the plot, question-and-answer sections, author biography,...


by Ayn Rand Dover Publications (November 26, 2013)

The author of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged recounts a brief, captivating tale of a dystopia in which all traces of individualism have been eliminated from every aspect of life.

Uncle Tom's Cabin Thrift Study Edition

by Harriet Beecher Stowe Dover Publications (December 10, 2013)

Includes the unabridged text of Stowe's classic novel plus a complete study guide that features chapter-by-chapter summaries, explanations and discussions of the plot, question-and-answer sections, author biography,...

A Tale of Two Cities Thrift Study Edition

by Charles Dickens Dover Publications (November 12, 2013)

Includes the unabridged text of Dicken's classic novel plus a complete study guide that features chapter-by-chapter summaries, explanations and discussions of the plot, question-and-answer sections, author biography,...

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Thrift Study Edition

by James Joyce Dover Publications (November 05, 2013)

Includes the unabridged text of Joyce's classic novel plus a complete study guide that features chapter-by-chapter summaries, explanations and discussions of the plot, question-and-answer sections, author biography,...

The Old Maid

by Edith Wharton & Roxana Robinson Dover Publications (November 05, 2012)

"Aunt" Charlotte gave up her daughter to afford the child a prosperous position in 19th-century society. Years later, on the eve of the girl's wedding, Charlotte's suppressed anguish surfaces.

The Nutcracker and the Golden Pot

by E. T. A. Hoffmann Dover Publications (November 08, 2012)

"The Nutcracker" is a beloved Christmas story featuring Godpapa Drosselmeier, the brave Nutcracker and the evil Mouse-King. "The Golden Pot" is widely considered Hoffmann's finest story.

Crome Yellow

by Aldous Huxley Dover Publications (March 05, 2013)

A comical cast of characters has gathered for a social outing at Henry Wimbush's estate. Among the guests are a prolific writer; an idealist with plans for a "Rational State"; and a sensitive poet.