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The Eighth Day

Thornton Wilder

This new edition of Thornton Wilder's renowned 1967 National Book Award-winning novel features a new foreword by John Updike and an afterword by Tappan Wilder, who draws on such unique sources as Wilder's unpublished letters, handwri...

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Published: Jan 2007

Heaven's My Destination

Thornton Wilder

Drawing on such unique sources as the author's unpublished letters,business records, and obscure family recollections, Tappan Wilder'sAfterword adds a special dimension to the reissue of this hilarious tale about goodness in a fallen ...

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Published: Sep 2003

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Break...

Ruth Pennebaker

Joanie's ex-husband is having a baby with his new girlfriend. Joanie won't be having more babies, since she's decided never to have sex again. But she still has her teenaged daughter Caroline to care for. And thanks to the recession,...

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Published: Jan 2011

Three Classic African-American Novels...

William L. Andrews

'Examining the scope and richness of African-American literature, this landmark collection gathers the first three novels written by African Americans in the 1850s. Includes "The Heroic Slave" by Frederick Douglass, "Cl...

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Published: Jan 2003

Nick Adams Stories

Ernest Hemingway

The famous 'Nick Adams' stories show a memorable character growing from child to adolescent to soldier, veteran, writer, and parent -- a sequence closely paralleling the events of Hemingway's life.

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Published: Feb 1981

The Optimist's Daughter

Eudora Welty

The Optimist's Daughter is a compact and inward-looking little novel, a Pulitzer Prize winner that's slight of page yet big of heart. The optimist in question is 71-year-old Judge McKelva, who has come to a New Orleans hospital fro...

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Published: Aug 1990

Peter Camenzind

Hermann Hesse

Peter Camenzind, a young man from a Swiss mountain village, leaves his home and eagerly takes to the road in search of new experience. Traveling through Italy and France, Camenzind is increasingly disillusioned by the suffering he dis...

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Published: Dec 2003

Prodigal Summer

Barbara Kingsolver

Set in Appalachia, Kingsolver's very pastoral novel tells the stories of three women who live close to the land. A wildlife biologist studying coyotes is fascinated by a young man with a passion for hunting. An intellectually inclined...

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Published: Oct 2001

The Razor's Edge

W. Somerset Maugham

Larry Darrell is a young American in search of the absolute. The progress of his spiritual odyssey involves him with some of Maugham's most brilliant characters - his fiancee Isabel whose choice between love and wealth have lifelong r...

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Published: Sep 2003

Classic Horror Stories: Sixteen Legen...

Charles A. Coulombe

Before electric lights and telephones, there were only candles and, at last, gas lights, to banish the darkness. And in that darkness might lurk - who knows? Ghosts, werewolves, vampires, witches, or even the Devil himself! Such st...

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Published: Sep 2003

I, Claudius: From the Autobiography o...

Robert Graves

Considered an idiot because of his physical infirmities, Claudius survived the intrigues and poisonings of the reigns of Augustus, Tiberius, and the Mad Caligula to become emperor in 41 A.D. A masterpiece.

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Published: Oct 1989

In the Land of Time: And Other Fantas...

Edward Dunsany

The first annotated edition of the Irish master of fantasy, 'who imagined colors, ceremonies and incredible processions that never passed before the eyes of Edgar Allan Poe or of De Quincey' (W. B. Yeats). Lord Dunsany has gained a cu...

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Published: Feb 2004

The Mysteries of Udolpho (Oxford Worl...

Ann Ward Radcliffe

Ann Radcliffe's orphaned heroine Emily St. Aubert finds herself imprisoned in her evil guardian Count Montoni's gloomy medieval fortress in the remote Apennines. Terror is the order of the day inside the walls of Udolpho, as Emily str...

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Published: Jul 1998

Something New (Mint Editions)

P. G. Wodehouse

Introducing some of P.G Wodehouse’s adored reoccurring characters and settings, Something New marks the beginning of the adventures at Blanding Castle. When Freddie and Aline get engaged, both are happy with the arrangement. Bot...

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Published: Jul 2020

Pride and Prejudice: (Classics Deluxe...

Jane Austen

Fall head over heels in love with Jane Austen's most famous romance--a tale of hasty judgments, heartache, scandalous behavior, and, finally, true love. Stylish and teen-friendly, Bloomsbury Classics bring a cool, contemporary appeal ...

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Published: Aug 2009

A Death in the Family

James Agee

The American classic—now available from Penguin for the first time Published in 1957, two years after its author's death at the age of forty-five, A Death in the Family remains a near-perfect work of art, an autobiographical novel t...

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Published: Sep 2009

More Pricks Than Kicks

Samuel Beckett

Samuel Beckett, the recipient of the 1969 Nobel Prize for Literature and one of the greatest writers of our century, first published these ten short stories in 1934; they originally formed part of an unfinished novel. They trace the c...

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Published: Jan 1994

The Vintage Bradbury

Ray Bradbury

Once upon a time people described Ray Bradbury as a particularly gifted writer of science fiction. Today he seems more like a magical realist, a small-town American cousin to Borges and Garcia Marquez. A writer whose vision of the wor...

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Published: Jul 1990

The Secret Garden (Oxford World's Cla...

Frances Hodgson Burnett

An orphaned girl, a grim moorland manor with hundreds of empty rooms, strange cries in the night, and a walled garden, with its door locked and the key buried. These are the ingredients of one of the most famous and well-loved of chil...

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Published: May 2011

Women and Fiction: Stories By and Abo...

Susan Cahill

Featuring: Willa Cather Doris Lessing Joyce Carol Oates Alice Walker Edith Wharton Virginia Woolf and others

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Published: Feb 2002

Father Brown and the Church Rome

G. K. Chesterton

These are very good stories, excellent short detective yarns in the classic British tradition of Sherlock Holmes--puzzling concoctions of mysterious crimes, dubious suspects and ambiguous clues. They are among the best of the Father B...

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Published: Aug 2002

The Riddle of the Sands

Erskine Childers

While on a sailing holiday in the North Sea, two young Englishmen encounter suspicious German naval activity off the coast of the Frisian Islands--a discovery that leads them into a world of suspense and intrigue. Initially published ...

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Published: Aug 1999

The Name of the Rose

Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco's first novel, an international sensation and winner of the Premio Strega and the Prix Medicis Étranger awardsThe year is 1327. Franciscans in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Basker...

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Published: Apr 2014

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George Moore

Long out of print, George Moore's classic novella returns just in time for the major motion picture starring Glenn Close as a woman disguised as a man in nineteenth-century Ireland.Set in a posh hotel in nineteenth-century Dublin, A...

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Published: Dec 2011

The Beast Within

Emile Zola

A superb new translation of one of the most intense and explicit works of the nineteenth-century French master Émile Zola considered The Beast Within-also known as La Bête Humaine-to be his "most finely worked" novel. This...

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Published: Feb 2008

Pride & Prejudice

Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice is a novel of manners by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows the main character, Elizabeth Bennet, as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the socie...

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Published: Aug 1997

The Scarlet Pimpernel

Emmuska Orczy

For the condemned nobles during the French Revolution, there is a ray of hope: rescue by the Scarlet Pimpernel. His identity remains a mystery to his sworn enemy, the ruthless Chauvelin, and to his devoted admirer, the beautiful Lady ...

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Published: Jul 2004

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (Perse...

Winifred Watson

'Why has it taken more than half a century for this wonderful flight of humor to be rediscovered?'-Guardian'The sweetest grown-up book in the world.'-Sunday Times'Everyone, no matter how poor or prim or neglected, has a second chance ...

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Published: Feb 2008

The Iliad and the Odyssey

Homer

The Iliad: Join Achilles at the Gates of Troy as he slays Hector to Avenge the death of Patroclus. Here is a story of love and war, hope and despair, and honor and glory. The recent major motion picture Helen of Troy staring Brad Pitt...

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Published: Mar 2007

Hornblower and the 'Hotspur' (Hornblo...

C. S. Forester

The daring Captain Horatio Hornblower sails into his third stormy adventure as he wages battle against Napoleon's navy and confronts the yearnings of his heart in an attractively repackaged episode of the classic adventure series. Rep...

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Published: Nov 1998
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