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The Tempest

by William Shakespeare, Dr. Barbara A. Mowat & Paul Werstine Simon & Schuster (April 14, 2015)

Putting romance onstage, The Tempest gives us a magician, Prospero, a former duke of Milan who was displaced by his treacherous brother, Antonio. Prospero is exiled on an island, where his only companions are...


A Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens Simon & Schuster (July 21, 2014)

Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers...


The Greatest Gift

by Philip Van Doren Stern Simon & Schuster (October 28, 2014)

A beautiful gift edition of the heartwarming story that became the Christmas classic, It’s a Wonderful Life.

For almost seventy years, people the world over have fallen in love with Frank Capra’s classic...


Othello

by William Shakespeare, Dr. Barbara A. Mowat & Paul Werstine Simon & Schuster (April 14, 2015)

In Othello, Shakespeare creates powerful drama from a marriage between the exotic Moor Othello and the Venetian lady Desdemona that begins with elopement and mutual devotion and ends with jealous rage and death....


Henry VI Part 3

by William Shakespeare, Dr. Barbara A. Mowat & Paul Werstine Simon & Schuster (October 15, 2014)

Henry VI, Part 3 is dominated by a struggle between two military forces, neither of which can achieve victory for long. Until the end, the Yorkists and Lancastrians strive for the English crown. The conflict...


Henry VI Part 2

by William Shakespeare, Dr. Barbara A. Mowat & Paul Werstine Simon & Schuster (October 15, 2014)

Henry VI, Part 2 presents a kind of story that was popular before Shakespeare began writing, tracing the fall of powerful individuals to their untimely deaths. The first to go is the Duke of Gloucester, Lord...


Henry VI Part I

by William Shakespeare, Dr. Barbara A. Mowat & Paul Werstine Simon & Schuster (October 15, 2014)

Henry VI, Part 1 is an uncompromising celebration of early English nationalism that contrasts the English with the French, portrayed here as effeminate and scheming.

A boy king, Henry VI, is on the English throne,...


Romeo and Juliet

by William Shakespeare, Dr. Barbara A. Mowat & Paul Werstine Simon & Schuster (October 15, 2014)

In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare creates a violent world, in which two young people fall in love. It is not simply that their families disapprove; the Montagues and the Capulets are engaged in a blood feud.

In...


The Merchant of Venice

by William Shakespeare, Dr. Barbara A. Mowat & Paul Werstine Simon & Schuster (October 15, 2014)

In The Merchant of Venice, the path to marriage is hazardous. To win Portia, Bassanio must pass a test prescribed by her father’s will, choosing correctly among three caskets or chests. If he fails, he may...


Macbeth

by William Shakespeare, Dr. Barbara A. Mowat & Paul Werstine Simon & Schuster (October 15, 2014)

In 1603, James VI of Scotland ascended the English throne, becoming James I of England. London was alive with an interest in all things Scottish, and Shakespeare turned to Scottish history for material. He found...


Julius Caesar

by William Shakespeare, Dr. Barbara A. Mowat & Paul Werstine Simon & Schuster (October 15, 2014)

Shakespeare may have written Julius Caesar as the first of his plays to be performed at the Globe, in 1599. For it, he turned to a key event in Roman history: Caesar’s death at the hands of friends and fellow...


Hamlet

by William Shakespeare, Dr. Barbara A. Mowat & Paul Werstine Simon & Schuster (October 15, 2014)

Hamlet is Shakespeare’s most popular, and most puzzling, play. It follows the form of a “revenge tragedy,” in which the hero, Hamlet, seeks vengeance against his father’s murderer, his uncle Claudius,...


The Taming of the Shrew

by William Shakespeare, Dr. Barbara A. Mowat & Paul Werstine Simon & Schuster (October 14, 2014)

Love and marriage are the concerns of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. Lucentio’s marriage to Bianca is prompted by his idealized love of an apparently ideal woman. Petruchio’s wooing of Katherine,...


Richard III

by William Shakespeare, Dr. Barbara A. Mowat & Paul Werstine Simon & Schuster (October 14, 2014)

In Richard III, Shakespeare invites us on a moral holiday. The play draws us to identify with Richard and his fantasy of total control of self and domination of others. Not yet king at the start of the play,...


The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings

by Oscar Wilde Simon & Schuster (August 05, 2014)

Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers...


Treasure Island

by Robert Louis Stevenson Simon & Schuster (July 21, 2014)

Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers...


The Red Badge of Courage

by Stephen Crane Simon & Schuster (July 21, 2014)

Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers...


The Metamorphosis

by Franz Kafka Simon & Schuster (July 21, 2014)

Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers...


Candide

by Voltaire Simon & Schuster (July 21, 2014)

Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers...


The Call of the Wild

by Jack London Simon & Schuster (July 21, 2014)

Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers...


Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

by Robert Louis Stevenson Simon & Schuster (July 21, 2014)

Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers...


The Awakening and Selected Stories of Kate Chopin

by Kate Chopin Simon & Schuster (July 21, 2014)

Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers...


Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the L

by Lewis Carroll Simon & Schuster (July 21, 2014)

Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers...


Ethan Frome

by Edith Wharton Simon & Schuster (July 17, 2014)

Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers...


Billy Budd, Sailor

by Herman Melville Simon & Schuster (June 01, 2014)

Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers...


Frankenstein

by Mary Shelley Simon & Schuster (May 06, 2014)

A timeless, terrifying tale of one man’s obsession to create life—and the monster that became his legacy.

Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein when she was only eighteen. At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate...


The Picture of Dorian Gray

by Oscar Wilde Simon & Schuster (May 06, 2014)

The Picture of Dorian Gray scandalized readers when it was first published in 1890. Written in Wilde’s signature style, the story has gone on to become an enduring tale of man’s hubris and narcissism.

The...


War and Peace

by Leo Tolstoy & Andrew D. Kaufman Simon & Schuster (April 08, 2014)

War and Peace is considered one of the world’s greatest works of fiction. It is regarded, along with Anna Karenina, as Tolstoy’s finest literary achievement.

Epic in scale, War and Peace delineates in graphic...


Jane Eyre

by Charlotte Brontë Simon & Schuster (August 01, 2013)

Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers...


Dialogues of Plato

by Plato Simon & Schuster (October 22, 2013)

ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATED BY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIP

In these influential dialogues—Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno, Phaedo, Symposium—Plato employs the dialectic method to examine the trial and death...


The Odyssey

by Homer Simon & Schuster (August 01, 2013)

Enduring Literature Illuminated by Practical Scholarship

The epic tale of Odysseus' extraordinary ten-year voyage home after the Trojan War.

This Enriched Classic Edition includes:

• A concise introduction...


Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

by Frederick Douglass Simon & Schuster (August 01, 2013)

Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers...


Little Women

by Louisa May Alcott Simon & Schuster (August 01, 2013)

Louisa May Alcott's timeless classic, set during the Civil War, follows the lives, loves, and tribulations of the four March sisters -- Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy -- and explores the rich nuances of family life...


Walden and Civil Disobedience

by Henry David Thoreau Simon & Schuster (August 01, 2013)

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Naturalist and philosopher Thoreau's timeless essays on the role of humanity -- in the world of nature, and in society and government.

EACH ENRICHED CLASSIC...


The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

by Mark Twain Simon & Schuster (August 01, 2013)

Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers...


Canterbury Tales

by Geoffrey Chaucer Simon & Schuster (July 09, 2013)

The procession that crosses Chaucer's pages is as full of life and as richly textured as a medieval tapestry. The Knight, the Miller, the Friar, the Squire, the Prioress, the Wife of Bath, and others who make...


Les Miserables

by Victor Hugo Simon & Schuster (December 18, 2012)

Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers...


Pygmalion

by George Bernard Shaw Simon & Schuster (December 18, 2012)

When George Bernard Shaw wrote Pygmalion more than a half century ago, no one could have predicted his play would eventually be converted into one of the great musicals of our time -- My Fair Lady -- and an...


Oedipus the King

by Sophocles Simon & Schuster (December 18, 2012)

The famed Athenian tragedy in which Oedipus’s own faults contribute to his tragic downfall.

A great masterpiece on which Aristotle based his aesthetic theory of drama in the Poetics and from which Freud derived...


The Iliad

by Homer Simon & Schuster (August 01, 2006)

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The story of the Trojan War, an epic tale of men and gods, of the heroes and horrors of war.

THIS ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES:

  • A concise introduction...


Hard Times

by Charles Dickens Simon & Schuster (January 02, 2007)

This story of class conflict in Victorian England serves as a powerful critique of the social injustices that plagued the Industrial Revolution.

THIS ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES:

• A concise introduction...


Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

by Edgar Allan Poe Simon & Schuster (June 19, 2007)

Enriched Classics offer readers accessible editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and commentary. Each book includes educational tools alongside the text, enabling students and readers...


Tess of the D'Urbervilles

by Thomas Hardy Simon & Schuster (May 23, 2006)

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A young woman challenges the conventions of her time in this classic novel about nineteenth-century English society.

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The Prince and the Pauper

by Mark Twain Simon & Schuster (May 23, 2006)

Two young men -- one a child of the London slums, the other an heir to the throne -- switch identities in this timeless novel about class and culture in sixteenth-century England.


Leaves of Grass

by Walt Whitman Simon & Schuster (August 01, 2006)

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A collection of quintessentially American poems, the seminal work of one of the most influential writers of the nineteenth century.

THIS ENRICHED CLASSIC...


A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

by Mark Twain Simon & Schuster (May 01, 2007)

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A nineteenth-century American travels back in time to sixth-century England in this darkly comic social satire.

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Oliver Twist

by Charles Dickens Simon & Schuster (June 26, 2007)

This darkly satiric indictment of the social ills of Victorian London tells the story of a young orphan who becomes involved with a gang of criminals.

THIS ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES:

• A concise introduction...


The House of the Seven Gables

by Nathaniel Hawthorne Simon & Schuster (June 19, 2007)

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The story of the Pyncheon family, residents of an evil house cursed by the victim of their ancestor's witch hunt and haunted by the ghosts of many generations....


Madame Bovary

by Gustave Flaubert Simon & Schuster (January 02, 2007)

Emma Bovary is a bored housewife who indulges her romantic fantasies with a series of adulterous affairs. Charged with obscenity when first published, the novel became a literary scandal and a bestseller.

THIS...


Around the World in Eighty Days

by Jules Verne Simon & Schuster (May 01, 2007)

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After making an audacious wager, the wealthy and eccentric Phileas Fogg attempts a seemingly impossible feat -- to circumnavigate the globe in eighty...