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Gargantua and Pantagruel

Gargantua and Pantagruel

The unfettered exuberance of Gargantua and Pantagruel, the storms of phenomenal life it offers for our inspection, the honor it gives to the deformed, the cloacal,...

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The English Patient

The English Patient

Michael Ondaatje’s Booker Prize–winning best seller lyrically portrays the convergence of four damaged lives in a bomb-riddled Italian villa in the last...

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The Four Seasons

The Four Seasons

For the poet, even the most minute details of the natural world are starting points for flights of the imagination, and the pages of this collection celebrating the four...

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Uncle Tom's Cabin

Uncle Tom's Cabin

 Uncle Tom, Topsy, Sambo, Simon Legree, little Eva: their names are American bywords, and all of them are characters in Harriet Beecher Stowe's remarkable novel of the pre-Civil War...

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Dog Stories

Dog Stories

Now joining Everyman’s Library—the most extensive and distinguished collectible library of the world’s greatest works—is an appealing new collection in a small Pocket...

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Eugene Onegin and Other Poems

Eugene Onegin and Other Poems

Eugene Onegin (1833) is a comedy of manners, written in exquisitely crafted verse, about two young members of the Russian gentry, the eponymous hero and the girl...

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Byron: Poems

Byron: Poems

To the nineteenth-century reader, George Gordon, Lord Byron (1788-1824), was the archetype of the Romantic literary hero, a figure admired and emulated as much for...

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The Republic

The Republic

 Toward the end of the astonishing period of Athenian creativity that furnished Western civilization with the greater part of its intellectual, artistic, and political wealth, Plato...

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The Princess Casamassima

The Princess Casamassima

When Henry James chose to, as he did in The Princess Casamassima, he could write about the political turbulence of his era with astonishing excitement and directness. The London...

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A House for Mr. Biswas

A House for Mr. Biswas

 The book that turned the gentle satirist of the Caribbean into a major literary figure, this is the story of a man who, without a single asset, enters a life devoid...

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The Best of Frank O'Connor

The Best of Frank O'Connor

 The most generous one-volume collection ever published of short stories, autobiographical writings,poetry, and essays by the writer Yeats called “Ireland’s Chekhov.” Selected...

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The Big Sleep; Farewell, My Lovely; The High Window

The Big Sleep; Farewell, My Lovely; The High Window

(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)Raymond Chandler’s first three novels, published here in one volume, established his reputation as an unsurpassed master of hard-boiled detective fiction. The...

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Cat Stories

Cat Stories

Two centuries of literary homages to the fascinating feline: stories by writers of every stripe—from P.G. Wodehouse to Doris Lessing, from Damon Runyon to Steven Millhauser.The...

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The Complete English Works

The Complete English Works

In George Herbert (1593-1633), profound religious sensibility is richly allied with a playful wit and with literary and musical gifts of the highest order. Herbert experimented...

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Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn

Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn

Along with Blake and Dickens, Mark Twain was one of the nineteenth century’s greatest chroniclers of childhood. These two novels reveal different aspects of his genius: Tom...

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Nostromo

Nostromo

Joseph Conrad’s foresight and his ability to distill human adventure from complex historical circumstances were so keen that his greatest novel, Nostromo—though...

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The Sonnets and Narrative Poems

The Sonnets and Narrative Poems

 If William Shakespeare had never written a single play, if his reputation rested entirely upon the substantial and sterling body of nondramatic verse he left behind,...

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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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Villanelles

Villanelles

The first of its kind--a comprehensive collection of the best of the villanelle, a delightful poetic form whose popularity ranks only behind that of the sonnet and the haiku....

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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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Fairy Tales

Fairy Tales

"The Princess and the Pea," "The Little Mermaid," and other great Andersen fairy tales have enchanted children since the first ones appeared in Danish in the 1830s...

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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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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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Adam Bede

Adam Bede

A remarkably vivid depiction of village life provides the backdrop to George Eliot’s first novel, a story of  love and betrayal invested with social realism of unprecedented sensitivity.    Adam...

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