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Tirant Lo Blanc

von Joanot Martorell

Translated by David H. Rosenthal

 

Here is a recovered Renaissance classic, a Catalan novel of chivalry done into English for the first time by a gifted poet and translator. Cervantes singles out Tirant lo Blanc...


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von Mark Twain & Padgett Powell

The adventure of a lifetime Tom Sawyeras pal Huck Finn finds himself on the run, floating down the Mississippi with Jim, a runaway slave. With rich description as well as sharp satire, Twain vividly recreates...


In the Land of Time: And Other Fantasy Tales

von Alfred Dunsany & S. Joshi

A pioneer in the realm of imaginative literature, Lord Dunsany has gained a cult following for his influence on modern fantasy literature, including such authors as J.R.R. Tolkien and H. P. Lovecraft. This unique...


Leaves of Grass: (A Modern Library E-Book)

von Walt Whitman

Abraham Lincoln read it with approval, but Emily Dickinson described its bold language and themes as 'disgraceful.' And Ralph Waldo Emerson found Leaves of Grass 'the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom...


Jane Eyre

von Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre is a wildly emotional romance, with a lonely heroine and a tormented Byronic hero, pathetic orphans, dark secrets, and a mad-woman in the attic. When it was published in 1847 it was a great popular...


The Picture of Dorian Gray: (A Modern Library E-Book)

von Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde's story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty is his most popular work. Written in Wilde's characteristically dazzling manner, full of stinging epigrams and shrewd...


David Copperfield

von Charles Dickens

'Like so many fond parents I have in my heart of hearts a favourite child,' wrote Charles Dickens. 'And his name is David Copperfield.'

Of all of Dickens's novels, David Copperfield most closely reflects the...


Moll Flanders

von Daniel Defoe

Moll Flanders is, according to Virginia Woolf, one of the "few English novels which we can call indisputably great." Written by Defoe in 1722 under a pseudonym so his readers would think it an actual journal...


Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life

von Herman Melville & John Bryant

Typee is a fast-moving adventure tale, an autobiographical account of the author's Polynesian stay, an examination of the nature of good and evil, and a frank exploration of sensuality and exotic ritual.


The Golden Bowl

von Henry James

The Golden Bowl is a complex, intense study of marriage and adultery. It xplores the tangle of interrelationships between a father and daughter and their respective spouses. We follow prince Amerigo, an impoverished...


The Scarlet Letter (Mermaids Classics)

von Nathaniel Hawthorne

"The Scarlet Letter" (1850) is a historical romantic fiction novel written by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864). "It is considered to be his magnum opus. Set in 17th-century Puritan Boston, Massachusetts...


What Katy Did (Mermaids Classics)

von Susan Coolidge

What Katy Did (1872) by Sarah Chauncey Woolsey (aka Susan Coolidge) (1835-1905) is a classic children's novel based on a young 12 year tomboyish type of girl named Katy Carr who endures an accident by falling...


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von Susan Coolidge

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The Deerslayer

von James Fenimore Cooper & Donald Pease

James Fenimore Cooper's spirited romance has been praised for its authenticity as a portrait of life during America's western movement. At Lake Otsego, during the French and Indian Wars, great frontiersman Natty...


The Europeans

von Henry James

Eugenia and Felix, who since their early childhood have lived in Europe, moving from France to Italy and from Spain to Germany. In Germany, Eugenia entered into a Morganatic marriage with Prince Adolf, the younger...


The American

von Henry James

Christopher Newman, an essentially good-hearted but rather gauche American businessman embarks on his first tour of Europe. As he falls in love with a young widow from an aristocratic Parisian family, he encounters...


The Portrait of a Lady

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A beautiful spirited young American woman, Isabel Archer inherits a large amount of money. She decides to enjoy her independence and travels to Europe where she is expected to marry. She does not hesitate to...


The Cruise of the Snark

von Jack London & Robert Madison

Inspired by the examples of his heroes Herman Melville, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Joshua Slocum, Jack London determined to sail around the world. In April 1907 he sailed from San Francisco in the forty-five-foot...


The Ambassadors

von Henry James

The Ambassadors is a dark comedy, one of the masterpieces of James's final period. It follows the trip of protagonist Lewis Lambert Strether to Europe in pursuit of Chad, his widowed fiancee's supposedly wayward...


I Was Jack Mortimer

von Alexander Lernet-Holenia & Ignat Avsey

"One doesn't step into anyone's life, not even a dead man's, without having to live it to the end."

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