Classics

Somebody's Luggage
Reprinted in its entirety for the first time since its original publication in 1862, Somebody's Luggage is a rediscovered gem from Dickens's later life.Stumbling upon some luggage that has been left behind in the hotel where he works, a...

06.01.2014

Lassie Come-Home
A beloved classic gets a beautiful new look.Lassie is Joe’s prize collie and constant companion. But when Joe’s father loses his job, Lassie must be sold. Three times she escapes from her new owner, and three times she...

08.02.2016

Lady Susan, The Watsons, Sanditon
'She has poured forth her tender tale of love in vain, and exposed herself forever to the contempt of the whole world'These three short works show Austen experimenting with a variety of different literary styles, from melodrama to...

02.12.2014

Gulliver's Travels
When Lemuel Gulliver sets off from London on a sea voyage, little does he know the many incredible and unbelievable misadventures awaiting. Shipwrecked at sea and nearly drowned, he washes ashore upon an exotic island called Liliput--where the...

27.06.2017

Gone with the Wind
It takes guts to make your main character spoiled, selfish, and stupid, someone without any redeeming qualities, and write an epic novel about her. But it works for two reasons. First of all you wait for justice to fall its merciless blow with one...

15.03.2014

Emily Climbs
Emily Starr was born with the desire to write. As an orphan living on New Moon Farm, writing helped her face the difficult, lonely times. But now all her friends are going away to high school in nearby Shrewsbury, and her old-fashioned, tyrannical...

12.05.2014

Siddhartha
In the novel, Siddhartha, a young man, leaves his family for a contemplative life, then, restless, discards it for one of the flesh. He conceives a son, but bored and sickened by lust and greed, moves on again. Near despair, Siddhartha comes to a...

23.06.2015

Atlas Shrugged Part A
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11.07.2017

Listy z podróży do Ameryki
Henryk Adam Aleksander Pius Sienkiewicz (also known as "Litwos"; May 5, 1846–November 15, 1916) was a Polish journalist and Nobel Prize-winning novelist. He was one of the most popular Polish writers at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, and...

06.07.2014

Carsten Curator und andere Novellen
This is the fourth selection of novellas in the translator's definitive series of translations of a major 19th-century German writer. `The Last Farmstead' and the title-story depict reversals of fortune for farming and burgher families in the...

17.09.2017

A Christmas Carol
*3.5 stars*I shall start by presenting you Ebenezer Scrooge, the – according to the narrator – cold-hearted, unholy and inconsiderate man we have as main character: 23.12.2015

The Beautiful and the Damned
First published in 1922, The Beautiful and the Damned is F. Scott Fitzgerald's second novel. Exploring the elite of New York Café Society, the novel brilliantly captures the louche, sometimes decadent lifestyle of the Eastern elite during the...

14.05.2017

Story of Doctor Dolittle
No one loves and understands animals like the eccentric nineteenth-century physician Dr. Dolittle—who masters animal language with the help of Polynesia the parrot. After his human patients desert him, the kind-hearted doctor finds his calling in...

09.02.2017

Metamorphoses
This cohesive collection of stories from Greek and Roman mythology recounts tales of recorded transformations. Comprised of over fifty stories, it chronicles the legends of King Midus, Daedalus, Icarus, Hercules, and the Trojan War, making this...

21.01.2017

I quattro libri delle piccole donne
Piccole donne, Piccole donne crescono, Piccoli uomini, I ragazzi di Jo: la storia di una famiglia sullo sfondo dell'America scossa dalla guerra di Secessione. Le quattro sorelle March - la giudiziosa Meg, l'impertinente Jo, la dolce Beth,...

02.07.2016

Guliverova Putovanja
Gulliverova putovanja - cinična i gorka satira o nesavršenosti ljudske naravi - jedno su od remek-djela svjetske književnosti, koje je zahvaljujući svojoj neobičnoj priči već stoljećima među...

02.12.2012

Kalevipoeg
A new English translation of the Estonian national epic was released in 2011 to mark the 150th anniversary of the first publication of the work. Written in traditional verse form, the work by Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald drew on folklore and the...

31.01.2018

Macbeth The Graphic Novel
Witches, murder, ghosts, and madness — one of Shakespeare’s finest tragedies is also a perfect fit for the graphic novel format. This compelling adaptation depicts every blood-curdling scene in easy-to-follow illustrations, accompanied by...

30.09.2012

La Comtesse de Rudolstadt
Amantine Aurore Lucile Dupin, later Baroness (French:baronne) Dudevant (1 July 1804 – 8 June 1876), best known by her pseudonym George Sand (French pronunciation: [ʒɔʁʒ sɑ̃d]), was a French novelist. She is considered...

23.12.2014

Daisy Miller and Washington Square
In Henry James''s "Daisy Miller, a young American woman ventures into sophisticated European society, where her naivete provokes scandal and tragedy. Graham Greene called "Washington Square "the only novel in which a man has successfully invaded the...

05.10.2017

Koštana
Kostana je Ciganka, pevacica i igracica, ona olicava buran, veseo zivot, plahu razdraganost mladosti. Ona je jedna od onih lepota od cijega bleska oci zaslepe i koje kao bludeci oganj vode ljude u propast... Celo Vranje za njome luduje, i starome i...

08.08.2017

The Fortune of the Rougons (Les Rougon-Macquart, #1)
The Fortune of the Rougons is the first in Zola's famous Rougon-Macquart series of novels. In it we learn how the two branches of the family came about, and the origins of the hereditary weaknesses passed down the generations. Murder,...

01.05.2013

Iracema
Iracema certainly occupies an important place in Brazilian literary history. Serialized in newspapers, it is one of the country's first "authentically Brazilian" texts -- that is, it's a story that could only take place in Brazil, could...

18.07.2018

Two Forsyte Interludes
John Galsworthy was an English novelist and playwright whose literary career spanned the Victorian, Edwardian and Georgian eras.In addition to his prolific literary status, Galsworthy was also a renowned social activist. He was an outspoken...

12.10.2015

Mio Cid Campeador
Vicente García-Huidobro Fernández was a Chilean poet born to an aristocratic family. He was an exponent of the artistic movement called Creacionismo ("Creationism"), which held that a poet should bring life to the things he or she writes...

12.09.2013

Oliver Goldsmith's the Vicar of Wakefield
This scarce antiquarian book is included in our special Legacy Reprint Series. In the interest of creating a more extensive selection of rare historical book reprints, we have chosen to reproduce this title even though it may possibly have...

26.12.2017

Bracia Karamazow
Contrary to widespread rumor, this is a far from bleak book. While every character has his or her own misery, and it all takes place in a place called something like "cattle-roundup-ville", the moments of religious ecstasy and moral clarity are...

08.04.2018

The Secret Garden
Few children's classics can match the charm and originality of Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden, the unforgettable story of sullen, sulky Mary Lennox, "the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen." When a cholera...

03.10.2014

Beowulf
J. R. R. Tolkien, author of LORD OF THE RINGS and THE HOBBIT, in his famous 1936 lecture, BEOWULF, THE MONSTERS AND THE CRITICS, said, "BEOWULF is among my most valued sources. It is a work of genius, rare and surprising in the period, and it is...

03.04.2018

The Diary of a Nobody
'Why should I not publish my diary? I have often seen reminiscences of people I have never even heard of, and I fail to see -- because I do not happen to be "Somebody" -- why my diary should not be interesting.' The Diary of a...

06.09.2016

Amphitryon
Júpiter, tendo-se apaixonado por Alcmena, esposa de Anfitrião, resolve fazer-se passar por este, a fim de passar a noite com ela. Por outro lado, para que melhor resultasse o ardil, fez com que Mercúrio, seu filho, se disfarçasse...

24.08.2016

Master and Man
It happened in the 'seventies in winter, on the day after St. Nicholas's Day. There was a fete in the parish and the innkeeper, Vasili Andreevich Brekhunov, a Second Guild merchant, being a church elder had to go to church, and had also to entertain...

22.02.2018

The Way of All Flesh
This is a true story about me reading The Way of All Flesh. Remember how I once mentioned that I nerdily read in the elevator on the way home (for the whole two minute trip)? Well, I was reading this book on my way down one evening at my old job...

28.03.2017

Lancelot
The romantic poems of twelfth-century French poet Chretien de Troyes were of immense influence across Europe - widely imitated, translated, and adapted. Giving rise to a tradition of story-telling that continues to this day, the poems established...

30.03.2016

The League Of The Scarlet Pimpernel
More adventures amongst the terrors of revolutionary France. No one has uncovered the identity of the famous Scarlet Pimpernel - no one except his wife Marguerite and his arch-enemy, citizen Chauvelin. Sir Percy Blakeney is still at large however,...

22.03.2017

Puccini's La Boheme
An Italian composer, son of Michele Puccini and fifth in a line of composers from Lucca. After studying music with his uncle, Fortunato Magi, and with the director of the Insituto Musicale Pacini, Carlo Angeloni, he started his career at the age of...

29.11.2017

The Wasteland, Prufrock and Other Poems
Uncle! I measured out my life with coffee spoons in the hours, weeks, indeed months between when I first picked this up and when I subsequently set it down unfinished. It gets two stars in deference to the world of literary critics and...

02.11.2015

Nicholas Nickleby
'I shall never regret doing as I have—never, if I starve or beg in consequence'When Nicholas Nickleby is left penniless after his father's death, he appeals to his wealthy uncle to help him find work and to...

19.11.2017

The Story of My Life
A classic of American autobiography—the remarkable story of Helen Keller’s early life and education At nineteen months old, Helen Keller was stricken with a mysterious illness that left her deaf and blind. For the next five years, she was...

20.10.2017

The Pilgrim's Progress
The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which is to Come; Delivered under the Similitude of a Dream is a Xian allegory written by John Bunyan. It's regarded as a significant work of religious English literature, has been translated into over...

24.09.2016

Far From The Madding Crowd; The Mayor Of Casterbridge
A great reason to revisit the classics this summer. It's easy to see why Far from the Madding Crowd is still making waves nearly 150 years after its publication. The subject here is sex, sex, sex amid the hay-bailing and sheep-shearing, but told...

23.01.2018

Sense and Sensibility
Unfairly deprived of their family inheritance by the grasping Mrs John Dashwood and her husband, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood and their mother find themselves in greatly reduced circumstances.Compelled to leave Norland in Sussex for...

01.01.2018

Winnie-The-Pooh
In which the animals meet a Hostile Reviewer, and Pooh invents a New BreakfastOne morning, Pooh and Piglet were walking through the Hundred Acre Wood, when they spied a strange Creature lying on the ground. As they got...

07.09.2015

Kadri. Kasuema
Silvia Rannamaa (3 March 1918 - 19 April 2007) is an Estonian writer, the author of internationally known children's stories "Kadri" (1959) and "Stepmother" (1963).She was born in Tallinn, of Finnish and Estonian parents. She obtained her...

23.04.2013

A Christmas Carol
This version of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, masterfully narrated by Tim Curry, was available for a limited time last year, and now it's back. This one-of-a-kind performance puts a unique spin on a treasured classic, and served as the...

17.12.2017

La freccia nera
Storia e avventura si fondono felicemente nella Freccia Nera.In questo romanzo una vertiginosa struttura narrativa coinvolge due giovani, Richard e Joanna, in una vicendache si svolge nel Quattrocento durante la guerra civile per la conquista...

27.10.2015

The Happy Prince
Totally rewritten and expanded from the original short and succinct review in the light of some personally derogatory comments concerning my even daring to mention Wilde's anti-semitism. Nov. 18th, 2011I've always liked Oscar...

28.10.2012

Les batailles de la vie. Le Maître de Forges
This Elibron Classics book is a facsimile reprint of a 1892 edition by Paul Ollendorff, Paris.

29.01.2016

The Lifted Veil
Horror was my familiar. Published the same year as her first novel, Adam Bede, this overlooked work displays the gifts for which George Eliot would become famous—gritty realism, psychological insight, and idealistic...

05.03.2015

Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know
The fairy tale is a poetic recording of the facts of life, an interpretation by the imagination of its hard conditions, an effort to reconcile the spirit which loves freedom and goodness and beauty with its harsh, bare and disappointing conditions....

30.04.2015

Little Women, Little Men, Jo's Boys
Little Women, Good Wives, Little Men and Jo's Boys are a series of novels by American author Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888). The books are loosely based on the author's childhood experiences with her three sisters. The novels are classics - the...

23.05.2014

Dracula
I think I have something of a thing for epistolary novels. The conceit that the scenes of this book were transcribed from the characters' own personal journals, letters, and even phonograph recordings, and the mention of Mina transcribing the...

26.11.2013

The Odd Women
"The impoverished Madden sisters are ill-equipped to support themselves when their father dies, and Monica sees her only chance of escape from a life of grinding misery in marriage. When she is befriended by two independent women, who strive to...

14.12.2012

Brave New World
Far in the future, the World Controllers have created the ideal society. Through clever use of genetic engineering, brainwashing and recreational sex and drugs, all its members are happy consumers. Bernard Marx seems alone harbouring an ill-defined...

01.01.2018

Theogony (Academic Monograph Reprints)
This commentary contains a detailed discussion of the problems of the text, its interpretation, construction, and religious and mythological background. The Prolegomena deal with the nature of theogonic literature and the forms it has taken among...

21.05.2014

The Miller's Tale
"Chaucer made easy!"Geoffrey Chaucer’s “The Miller’s Prologue and Tale”, from The Canterbury Tales, clearly translated into Modern English, while faithfully interpreting and preserving the flowing structure of the original medieval...

13.03.2013

L'Innocente
L’Innocente è la storia di una malattia psichica, di un amore nevrotico, ma, innanzi tutto, storia di una confessione.Il protagonista è il tipico eroe (anti-eroe) dei romanzi dannunziani. Tullio Hermil è un ricco e nobile...

27.05.2017

To Kill a Mockingbird
This novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960.To Kill A Mockingbird takes readers to the...

13.04.2017

Hans Brinker, Or, The Silver Skates
I'm reading this to decide if it gets to stay with me or not. I have a very, very bad (or maybe good) habit of buying books I haven't read because I've heard they're good. Or I want to read them. Or they're on sale. This was one such book. ...

27.07.2016

Pride And Prejudice
"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife."So begins Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen's witty comedy of manners--one of the most popular novels of all...

09.07.2013

Hard Times
Written deliberately to increase the circulation of Dickens's weekly magazine HOUSEHOLD WORDS, HARD TIMES was a huge and instantaneous success upon publication in 1854. Yet this novel is not the cheerful celebration of Victorian life one might have...

25.04.2018

Future Forms and Design For Sustainable Cities
Concentrating on the planning and design of cities, the three sections take a logical route through the discussion from the broad considerations at regional and city scale, to the larger city at high and lower densities through to design...

17.09.2015

A Christmas Carol
Patrick Stewart's one-man production of Dickens's A Christmas Carol played to sold-out audiences in New York and Los Angeles. In this studio recording based on those performances, Stewart is in rare form, using his considerable range of...

25.07.2013

The Wings of the Dove
One of three masterpieces from Henry James’s final, “major” phase, The Wings of the Dove dramatizes the conflict between nineteenth-century values and twentieth-century passions. Born to wealth and privilege, Kate Croy’s...

24.10.2014

The Routledge Anthology of Renaissance Drama
This anthology offers a full introduction to Renaissance theatre in its historical and political context, along with newly edited and thoroughly annotated texts of the following plays: * The Spanish Tragedy (Thomas Kyd)* Arden of Faversham...

05.10.2016

Love
Of all his books, Love was Stendhal's favorite. Written at a critical time in his life when his own love had been rejected, the book is a thinly disguised picture of the author's innermost feelings. Though it ranges over a wide variety of...

31.12.2013

Madame de Treymes and Three Novellas
Madame de Treymes, Edith Wharton's first publication after the highly successful The House of Mirth, is a captivating portrait of turn-of-the-century American and French culture. Inspired by Wharton's own entré into Parisian...

11.04.2016

The Picture of Dorian Gray (Penguin Readers Level 4)
My notes and quotes:“There is a fatality about all physical and intellectual distinction, the sort of fatality that seems to dog through history the faltering steps of kings. It is better not to be different from one’s fellows. The ugly and...

03.02.2013

Sentimental Education
"I want to write the moral history of the men of my generation—or, more accurately, the history of their feelings," declared Gustave Flaubert, who envisioned "a book about love, about passion; but passion such as can exist nowadays—that is to say,...

07.03.2015

Great Short Works of Willa Cather
Along with her essay The Novel Demeuble, this anthology includes only nine of the more than fifty stories Cather published. These are arguably the best though and span 32 years, giving us an overview of her short works and showing her development as...

20.03.2014

The Metamorphosis
"As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect. He was laying on his hard, as it were armor-plated, back and when he lifted his head a little he could see his domelike brown belly...

09.01.2013

The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum, or How Violence Develops and Where it Can Lead
Nobel Prize winner Heinrich Böll?s powerful novel about a woman terrorized by the mediaIn an era in which journalists will stop at nothing to break a story, Henrich Böll?s The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum...

01.03.2018

Emma
'I never have been in love; it is not my way, or my nature; and I do not think I ever shall.'Beautiful, clever, rich - and single - Emma Woodhouse is perfectly content with her life and sees no need for either love or marriage....

08.08.2016

The War of the Worlds
'For countless centuries Mars has been the star of war'The night after a shooting star is seen streaking through the sky from Mars, a cylinder is discovered on Horsell Common near London. At first, naive locals approach the cylinder...

09.02.2015

The Iliad & The Odyssey
The World Literature series reproduces the greatest books the world over with only the highest production standards. History, philosophy, psychology, political theory, fiction, and ancient texts are now accessible to everyone at an extremely...

06.07.2017

Romeo and Juliet
In this "Graphic Classics " version of a famous Shakespearean tragedy, mortal enmity exists between the powerful houses of Montague and Capulet, but Romeo, the Montagues' son, and Juliet, daughter of the Capulets, are in love. Theirs is a romance...

02.11.2012

The Wind in the Willows
No sight makes a man tremble more than seeing Mr. Toad behind the wheel of a car...On a fine summer day, Mole is busy spring cleaning his underground home. When he decides he's had enough of cleaning, Mole ventures towards a place he has never seen...

15.12.2017

The Heptameron
In the early 1500s five men and five women find themselves trapped by floods and compelled to take refuge in an abbey high in the Pyrenees. When told they must wait days for a bridge to be repaired, they are inspired - by recalling Boccaccio's...

24.03.2017

Catharine and Other Writings
Jane Austen began writing in her early teens, and filled three notebooks with her fiction. Her earliest work reflects her interest in the novel as a genre; in brilliant short pieces she plays with plots, stock characters, diction, and style,...

22.01.2015

Murder in the Cathedral
T. S. Eliot's verse dramatization of the murder of Thomas Becket at Canterbury, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature The Archbishop Thomas Becket speaks fatal words before he is martyred in T. S. Eliot's...

08.07.2013

The Death of King Arthur
Recounting the final days of Arthur, this thirteenth-century French version of the Camelot legend, written by an unknown author, is set in a world of fading chivalric glory. It depicts the Round Table diminished in strength after the Quest for the...

26.06.2016

Great Tales of Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan PoeBorn in Boston in 1809, Edgar Allan Poe was the possessor of one of the most original imaginations the world has ever known. The inventor of the modern detective story, a master of the tale of horror, a poet...

31.05.2015

Mr. Scarborough's Family
The world has not yet forgotten the intensity of the feeling which existed when old Mr. Scarborough declared that his well-known eldest son was not legitimate. Mr. Scarborough himself had not been well known in early life. He had been the only son...

24.09.2013

Das Nibelungenlied
No poem in German literature is so well known and studied in Germany and Europe as the 800-year-old Das Nibelungenlied. In the English-speaking world, however, the poem has remained little known, languishing without an adequate translation....

14.08.2013

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Of all the contenders for the title of The Great American Novel, none has a better claim than The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Intended at first as a simple story of a boy's adventures in the Mississippi Valley - a sequel to The...

17.02.2016

Treasure Island
The most popular pirate story ever written in English, featuring one of literature’s most beloved “bad guys,” Treasure Island has been happily devoured by several generations of boys—and girls—and grownups. Its unforgettable characters include:...

24.09.2016

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Of all the contenders for the title of The Great American Novel, none has a better claim than The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Intended at first as a simple story of a boy's adventures in the Mississippi Valley - a sequel to The...

11.01.2016

Nowele i opowiadania
Henryk Sienkiewicz (1846-1916), powieściopisarz, nowelista i publicysta okresu pozytywizmu. Był jednym z najpopularniejszych pisarzy polskich, docenianym zarówno przez krytyków, jak i czytelników, pierwszym, któremu...

20.06.2016

The Monk
”Lucifer stood before him a second time. He borrowed the Seraph’s form to deceive Ambrosio. He appeared in all that ugliness, which since his fall from heaven had been his portion: His blasted limbs still bore marks of the Almighty’s...

01.01.2013

Parzival 2
Wolfram von Eschenbach (c. 1170 – c. 1220) was a German knight and poet, regarded as one of the greatest epic poets of his time. As a Minnesinger, he also wrote lyric poetry.Little is known of Wolfram's life. There are no historical...

18.11.2012

Population
I came to the book with the idea that Mathus was a powerful thinker, but each chapter of the essay served to further disabuse me of this misimpression. Malthus is writing not principally about population, but is instead using his now falsified...

21.02.2017

Beauty and the beast
This timeless tale of seeing beneath appearances is given the star treatment. The story is accompanied with vibrant, lush illustrations that are stunningly beautiful and opulent in detail. Given an exotic Eastern setting, Beauty is shown in upturned...

24.07.2017

Des Teufels General
I read this for my German exams at school this year and if I'm completely honest, I didn't wholly enjoy it at first. I found it quite difficult to read and not that interesting- perhaps it was difficult to read because I wasn't all that interested...

14.07.2016

Rodoljupci
Ovu dramu treba igrati svake godine u svim školama, i tri puta dnevno u skupštinskom restoranu. Mislim da smo svi umorni od priča o piscima prorocima, tako da ću ja reći da ovde nema trunke proročkog, već da se...

10.12.2013

The Turn of the Screw
A chilling ghost story, wrought with tantalising ambiguity, Henry James's The Turn of the Screw is edited with an introduction and notes by David Bromwich in Penguin Classics. In what Henry James called a 'trap for the unwary', The Turn of the Screw...

07.10.2017

Waverley
Set against the backdrop of the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745, Waverley depicts the story of Edward Waverley, an idealistic daydreamer whose loyalty to his regiment is threatened when they are sent to the Scottish Highlands. When he finds himself drawn...

07.01.2016

Macbeth
Playaway is the simplest way to listen to audio on the go. Each Playaway comes with the digital content already pre-loaded on it and a battery to make it play. Simply plug in earbuds and enjoy. Each ultra-portable Playaway weighs only two ounces and...

02.11.2015

Dante's Paradiso; Adapted by Marcus Sanders
With the publication of "Dante's Paradiso," Sandow Birk and Marcus Sanders complete their literary and artistic achievementthe retelling of "The Divine Comedy" in contemporary words and images. Hailed as "inspired" by the "The London Review of...

18.09.2016

Viagem ao centro da terra
The intrepid Professor Lindenbrock embarks upon the strangest expedition of the nineteenth century: a journey down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the Earth's very core. In his quest to penetrate the planet's primordial secrets, the...

22.08.2015