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The Sea, The Sea; A Severed Head

The Sea, The Sea; A Severed Head

These two major novels—by one of the most influential British writers of the twentieth century—are ferociously dark comedies that combine playfulness with profundity.A Severed...

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The Echoing Green

The Echoing Green

The Echoing Green: Poems of Fields, Meadows, and Grasses is a unique anthology of poetry about the natural world. The rich poetic history of grass spans...

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Giovanni's Room

Giovanni's Room

James Baldwin’s groundbreaking novel about love and the fear of love is set among the bohemian bars and nightclubs of 1950s Paris.David is a young American expatriate...

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Go Tell It on the Mountain

Go Tell It on the Mountain

This haunting coming-of-age story, based in part on James Baldwin’s childhood in Harlem, is an American classic. Originally published in 1953, Go Tell It on the...

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Paris Stories

Paris Stories

Paris Stories gathers classic stories about the City of Light by a wide range of writers across four centuries. Perhaps no other European city has so...

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Horace

Horace

This wide-ranging selection showcases the work of one of ancient Rome’s master poets—and originator of the phrase “carpe diem”—whose influence on poetry can...

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Reflections on the Revolution in France and Other Writings

Reflections on the Revolution in France and Other Writings

The most important works of Edmund Burke, the greatest political thinker of the past three centuries, are gathered here in one comprehensive volume. Accompanying his influential masterpiece, Reflections...

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Stories from the Kitchen

Stories from the Kitchen

Stories from the Kitchen is a one-of-a-kind anthology of classic tales showcasing the culinary arts from across the centuries and around the world.Here is a mouthwatering smorgasbord of stories with...

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The Eagle of the Ninth

The Eagle of the Ninth

This indispensable classic, Rosemary Sutcliff's The Eagle of the Ninth--an adventure story that unfolds in Roman Britain, published in 1954--set the standard...

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Of Human Bondage

Of Human Bondage

W. Somerset Maugham’s masterwork is the coming-of-age story of Philip Carey, a sensitive young man consumed by an unrequited and self-destructive love.Born with...

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Monster Verse

Monster Verse

Monster Verse: Poems Human and Inhuman brings to life a colorful menagerie of fantastical creatures from across the ages. Humans have always defined themselves by imagining...

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The Autobiography and Other Writings

The Autobiography and Other Writings

Benjamin Franklin’s account of his rise from poverty and obscurity to affluence and fame has charmed every generation of readers since it first appeared. Begun as a collection of...

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The Adventures of Augie March

The Adventures of Augie March

Much of The Adventures of Augie March takes place during the Great Depression, but far from being a chronicle of deprivation, the first of Saul Bellow’s string...

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The Old Testament

The Old Testament

In his introduction to the Everyman's Library edition of the Old Testament in the King James Version, George Steiner reminds us of the literary grandeur, uniqueness, and centrality of the Bible.     "What...

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The Book of Evidence, The Sea

The Book of Evidence, The Sea

Two essential novels from one of the most imaginative writers of our time: The Sea, winner of the Man Booker prize, and The Book of Evidence, an unforgettable literary mystery short-listed...

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Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure

This comprehensive and joyous celebration of metered verse brings together some of the best rhythmic lines in literature.After a century dominated by free verse, there is...

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Aladdin and Other Tales from the Arabian Nights

Aladdin and Other Tales from the Arabian Nights

For the past two hundred years, Western readers, young and old alike, have been transported to the fabulous Orient by means of these remarkable stories, in which...

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Poems

Poems

Certain of these poems first appeared in PoetryBlastOthersThe Little Review, and Art and Letters....

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Fables

Fables

Second only to Aesop, Jean de la Fontaine was the author of comic and delightful fables that are as alive today as when they first appeared in the 18th century....

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Poems

Poems

Modern poetry begins with Charles Baudelaire (1821-67), who employed his unequalled technical mastery to create the shadowy, desperately dramatic urban landscape...

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Collected Stories

Collected Stories

Encompassing a period of almost fifty years, the stories of Henry James represent the most remarkable feat of sustained literary creation in modern times. For sheer richness, variety and intensity, they have no equal in fiction, enabling us to trace the evolution of a...

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The Hound of the Baskervilles, A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of Four

The Hound of the Baskervilles, A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of Four

Three of the enthralling novels that brought us the world’s greatest fictional detective are gathered here in one volume.In 1887, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s mystery novel A Study in Scarlet unleashed...

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London Fields

London Fields

Martin Amis’s acclaimed novel—now in a twenty-fifth-anniversary hardcover edition—is a blackly comic murder mystery about a murder that has not yet happened....

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Stories of Art and Artists

Stories of Art and Artists

Stories of Art and Artists gathers two centuries of classic stories from around the world. From Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Artist of the Beautiful” and Albert Camus’s...

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