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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...


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...


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."


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 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...


Jurgen

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...


McTeague

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.


Frankenstein

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,...


Anthem

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.


Tarzan of the Apes

by Edgar Rice Burroughs Dover Publications (September 11, 2012)

Classic adventure novel recounts the adventures of an aristocratic English child reared by African apes after the death of his parents. Original, exotic, highly readable.


The Return of the Native

by Thomas Hardy Dover Publications (November 06, 2012)

Passionate Eustacia Vye detests her life amid the dreary environs of Egdon Heath and spies her escape when Clym Yeobright returns from Paris. A timeless tale of a romantic misalliance.


Where Angels Fear to Tread

by E. M. Forster Dover Publications (October 10, 2012)

Forster's early novel offers an intriguing contrast of English and Italian sensibilities. It recounts an Englishman's journey to Tuscany, where he attempts to rescue his brother's widow from an unsuitable romance....


Dubliners

by James Joyce Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

A fine and accessible introduction to the work of one of the 20th century's most influential writers, this collection features 15 tales, including a masterpiece of the short-story genre, "The Dead."


Chelkash and Other Stories

by Maxim Gorky Dover Publications (February 05, 2013)

Includes the title story, in which a thieving vagrant takes on a young apprentice; "Twenty-six Men and A Girl," in which wretched bakery workers destroy their only source of joy; and "Makar Chudra."


The Unknown Masterpiece and Other Stories

by Honoré Balzac Dover Publications (January 23, 2013)

Three of the author’s most highly regarded stories, newly translated: the title story, "An Episode During the Terror," and "Facino Cane."


Paul's Case and Other Stories

by Willa Cather Dover Publications (October 04, 2012)

Includes the title story and "A Wagner Matinee," both revised by Cather for publication in 1920; "Lou, the Prophet" (1892), "Eric Hermannson's Soul" (1900), and "The Enchanted Bluff" (1909).


First Love and the Diary of a Superfluous Man

by Ivan Turgenev Dover Publications (October 04, 2012)

Superb introductions to Turgenev's social perception, rich characterization, and narrative command: First Love (1860), a semi-autobiographical novella, and The Diary of a Superfluous Man (1850), the fascinating...


The Cricket on the Hearth: and Other Christmas Stories

by Charles Dickens Dover Publications (December 06, 2012)

Written with Dickens's familiar flair for characterization and the picturesque, these three stories offer delightful evocations of a Victorian Christmas. Includes title story plus "The Holly-Tree" and "The Haunted...


Alexander's Bridge

by Willa Cather Dover Publications (December 18, 2012)

Construction engineer Bartley Alexander is a troubled, middle-aged man torn between his cold American wife and an alluring mistress in London who has helped him recapture his youth and sense of freedom.


A White Heron and Other Stories

by Sarah Orne Jewett Dover Publications (July 31, 2012)

Wonderfully descriptive prose from distinguished regionalist writer includes 10 tales dealing with female friendships, poverty, and compassion: "The Town Poor," "Miss Peck’s Promotion," "The Passing of Sister...


The Aspern Papers

by Henry James Dover Publications (May 14, 2012)

In his quest for the personal papers of a deceased Romantic poet, an anonymous narrator finds himself faced with relinquishing his heart's desire or attaining it at an overwhelming price.


The Revolt of "Mother" and Other Stories

by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

Eight vivid, poignant tales of self-reliant New England women. Well-known title story plus "A New England Nun," "Old Woman Magoun," "Gentian," "One Good Time," plus 3 others.


The Warden

by Anthony Trollope Dover Publications (December 26, 2012)

When an honest clergyman finds himself charged with financial impropriety by a Fleet Street tabloid, scandal, pathos, and humor result. Features an amusing narrative and cast, realistic dialogue, and a lively...