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The Skeptical Romancer

The Skeptical Romancer

W. Somerset Maugham was one of the seminal writers of the twentieth century, and his travel writing has long been considered among his finest work. Now, acclaimed travel writer...

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Wordsworth: Poems

Wordsworth: Poems

Of all the lasting innovations that William Wordsworth (1770-1850) brought to our literature, it is his discovery of nature and his fresh vision of human lives in the context...

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Tragedies, Volume 2

Tragedies, Volume 2

We read Shakespeare line by line for his supernatural mastery of all the poetic resources of the English language, and play by play for his utterly human, utterly intimate...

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Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

No novel in English has given more pleasure than Pride and Prejudice. Because it is one of the great works in our literature, critics in every generation reexamine and reinterpret it. But...

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Irish Poems

Irish Poems

Irish Poems is a treasury of poetry from the Emerald Isle, stretching back fourteen centuries. From the romantic ballad to the rebel song, from devotional Christian...

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The Master and Margarita

The Master and Margarita

(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)The underground masterpiece of twentieth-century Russian fiction, Mikhail Bulgakov’s THE MASTER AND MARGARITA was written during...

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Poems of New York

Poems of New York

New York City has always been a larger-than-life, half-mythical place, and this collection offers an appropriately stunning mosaic of its many incarnations in poetry–ranging from...

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Shaken and Stirred

Shaken and Stirred

Shaken and Stirred is an enticing literary cocktail of stories about drinking and making merry by great writers from the past two centuries.            ...

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Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Peter, Wendy, Captain Hook, the lost boys, and Tinker Bell have filled the hearts of children ever since Barrie's play first opened in London in 1904 and became...

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The Raj Quartet (1)

The Raj Quartet (1)

 The Raj Quartet, Paul Scott's epic study of British India in its final years, has no equal. Tolstoyan in scope and  Proustian in detail  but completely individual in effect, it records...

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Tao Te Ching

Tao Te Ching

Written during the golden age of Chinese philosophy, and composed partly in prose and partly in verse, the Tao Te Ching is surely the most terse and economical of the world’s...

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Tennyson: Poems

Tennyson: Poems

Alfred, Lord Tennyson was a more complex writer than his status as Queen Victoria’s favorite poet might suggest. Though capable of rendering rapture and delight in...

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Doctor Faustus

Doctor Faustus

Thomas Mann wrote his last great novel, Doctor Faustus, during his exile from Nazi Germany. Although he already had a long string of masterpieces to his name, in retrospect this seems to be the novel he...

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Decameron

Decameron

In the summer of 1348, with the plague ravaging Florence, ten young men and women take refuge in the countryside, where they entertain themselves with tales of love, death, and...

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The Complete Henry Bech

The Complete Henry Bech

Since tales of his exploits began appearing in The New Yorker more than thirty years ago, Henry Bech, John Updike's playfully irreverent alter-ego, has charmed readers with his...

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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

(Book Jacket Status: Not Jacketed)The first great manifesto of women’s rights, published in 1792 and an immediate best seller, made its author the toast of radical circles and the...

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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

One of the most chilling novels about the oppression of totalitarian regimes and the first to open Western eyes to the terrors of Stalin's prison camps; if Solzhenitsyn later...

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The Good Soldier

The Good Soldier

When John Dowell and his wife befriend Edward and Leonora Ashburnham, they appear to be the perfect couple. He is a distinguished soldier and she is beautiful and intelligent. However,...

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Madame Bovary

Madame Bovary

Emma, a passionate dreamer raised in the French countryside, is ready for her life to take off when she marries the decent, dull Dr. Charles Bovary. Marriage, however, fails to live up to her expectations, which...

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Our Mutual Friend

Our Mutual Friend

When John Harmon—who has been left a fortune if he will marry the girl his miserly father chose for him—is found floating dead in the Thames, he sets in motion a story overflowing...

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The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

Among the best loved of all children’s classics, Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book is set among a community of animals in the jungles of...

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The Reef

The Reef

Edith Wharton was at the height of her enormous literary powers when she published The Reef in 1912, and everything about this novel suggests a mastery so complete...

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The Sleeping Beauty

The Sleeping Beauty

Disgruntled at not being invited to the princess's christening, the wicked fairy casts a spell that dooms the princess to sleep for a hundred years.

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This Side of Paradise

This Side of Paradise

(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)F. Scott Fitzgerald’s extraordinary career as a novelist ended abruptly and unhappily, but it began with one of the most brilliant first...

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