Classics

Invisible Man

Invisible Man

A milestone in American literature--a book that has continued to engage readers since its appearance in 1952. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s...

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As I Lay Dying

As I Lay Dying

“I set out deliberately to write a tour-de-force. Before I ever put pen to paper and set down the first word I knew what the last word would be and almost where the last period would fall.” —William...

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Lolita

Lolita

Awe and exhiliration--along with heartbreak and mordant wit--abound in Lolita, Nabokov's most famous and controversial novel, which tells the story of the aging Humbert...

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The Sound and the Fury

The Sound and the Fury

The Sound and the Fury is the tragedy of the Compson family, featuring some of the most memorable characters in literature: beautiful, rebellious Caddy; the manchild Benjy; haunted,...

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1984

1984

One of the most celebrated classics of the twentieth century, Orwell’s cautionary tale of a man trapped under the gaze of an authoritarian state feels more relevant...

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Brave New World

Brave New World

Ranked one of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century, this dystopian satire is a brilliant and terrifying vision of a soulless society—and of one...

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Perfume

Perfume

An acclaimed bestseller and international sensation, Patrick Suskind’s classic novel provokes a terrifying examination of what happens when one man’s indulgence in his...

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The Idiot

The Idiot

Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky’s masterful translation of The Idiot is destined to stand with their versions of Crime and Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov, and Demons...

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Pale Fire

Pale Fire

In Pale Fire Nabokov offers a cornucopia of deceptive pleasures: a 999-line poem by the reclusive genius John Shade; an adoring foreword and commentary by Shade's...

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The Master and Margarita

The Master and Margarita

The underground masterpiece of twentieth-century Russian fiction, this classic novel was written during Stalin’s regime and could not be published until...

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Death Comes for the Archbishop

Death Comes for the Archbishop

Willa Cather's best known novel is an epic--almost mythic--story of a single human life lived simply in the silence of the southwestern desert. In 1851 Father Jean...

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The Postman Always Rings Twice

The Postman Always Rings Twice

An amoral young tramp.  A beautiful, sullen woman with an inconvenient husband.  A problem that has only one grisly solution--a solution that only creates other problems that...

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Animal Farm

Animal Farm

One of Time magazine's 100 best English-language novels and the most famous of all twentieth-century political allegories. This account of a group of barnyard animals who revolt against their vicious...

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Grendel

Grendel

The first and most terrifying monster in English literature, from the great early epic Beowulf, tells his own side of the story in this frequently banned...

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The Death of Ivan Ilyich

The Death of Ivan Ilyich

Tolstoy’s most famous novella is an intense and moving examination of death and the possibilities of redemption, here in a powerful translation by the award-winning Richard...

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Cathedral

Cathedral

Raymond Carver’s third collection of stories, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, including the canonical titular story about blindness and learning to enter the very...

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War and Peace

War and Peace

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American ReadOften called the greatest novel ever written, War and Peace...

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Absalom, Absalom!

Absalom, Absalom!

“Read, read, read. Read everything—trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read!...

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The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea

The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea

Yukio Mishima’s The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea explores the vicious nature of youth that is sometimes mistaken for innocence.  ...

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The Call of the Wild & White Fang

The Call of the Wild & White Fang

Jack London’s two most beloved tales of survival in Alaska were inspired by his experiences in the Yukon during the Klondike Gold Rush. Both novels grippingly dramatize the harshness...

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The Frolic of the Beasts

The Frolic of the Beasts

Translated into English for the first time, a gripping short novel about an affair gone wrong, from the acclaimed Japanese author, Yukio Mishima. Set in rural Japan shortly after...

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The Reader

The Reader

Hailed for its coiled eroticism and the moral claims it makes upon the reader, this mesmerizing novel is a story of love and secrets, horror and compassion, unfolding against...

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Tales from Watership Down

Tales from Watership Down

Here is the enchanting sequel to the beloved classic Watership Down, which introduced millions of readers to an extraordinary world of rabbits—including...

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Cities of the Plain

Cities of the Plain

In this magnificent new novel, the National Book Award-winning author of All the Pretty Horses and The Crossing fashions a darkly beautiful elegy for the American frontier.  The...

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