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The Mad Hatter, the Ugly Duchess, the Mock Turtle, the Queen of Hearts, the Cheshire Cat-characters each more eccentric than the last, and that could only have come from Lewis Carroll, the master of sublime nonsense. In these two brilliant burlesques he created two of the most famous and fantastic n...
The first volume of five that comprise Victor Hugo's masterpiece Les Miserables. Each volume is lightweight-a more friendly and convenient approach than a 1,200-page version; and legible-no squinting required. The five books that complete this set can be found at the following links: Volume O...
The poverty-stricken Raskolnikov, believing he is exempt from moral law, murders a man only to face the consequences not only from society but from his conscience, in this seminal story of justice, morality, and redemption from one of Russia's greatest novelists....
Flatland, a place of two dimensions peopled by a hierarchy of geometrical forms, is the home of narrator A. Square, who takes a tour of his bizarre homeland. This tour provides a hilarious satire on Victorian society with questions about the nature of the universe....
"The Pilgrim's Progress" tells the story of a man named Christian pursuing his pilgrimage through Vanity Fair, the Slough of Despond and the Delectable Mountains on his path towards the Celestial City and is one of the world's most famous religious allegories. John Bunyan wrote the first part of his...
In this swashbuckling novel, by the author of Treasure Island, young Dick Shelton is left orphaned. So he seeks the help of the mysterious Black Arrow fellowship. Brimming with adventure and suspense, this is a portrait of England during the War of the Roses, when many, like Dick, were torn between ...
The treasure that captured a nation's imagination
Everyone's favorite farmgirl, Dorothy from Kansas, finds herself on a strange odyssey with three new friends. Readers young and old alike will enjoy this trip down Memory Lane, via the Yellow Brick Road....
Take a journey of imagination. In this all-time favorite, Phileas Fogg and his manservant set out to win a wager by travelling around the world in 80 days. They embark on a fantastic, action-packed journey into a world filled with danger and beauty, from India to the American frontier....
The iconic abolitionist novel-in a striking new package By exposing the extreme cruelties of slavery, Harriet Beecher Stowe explores society's failures and asks: "What is it to be a moral human being?" This is a powerful, triumphant work that is an essential part of the collective experience of the...
There are few more convincing, less sentimental accounts of love than Wuthering Heights. This is the story of a tormented foundling who falls in love with the daughter of his benefactor, and of the violence and misery that result from their thwarted longing for each other....
The Hound of the Baskervilles: 150th Anniversary Edition (Signet Classics)
מאת Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
What's the truth behind the legend of the hound of the Baskervilles? Is it really a devil-beast that's haunting the lonely moors? Enter Sherlock Holmes to find the answer, in this, the only full-length novel ever written by the creator of one of the most popular and enduring detective series ever wr...
Set against the background of the Black Death of 1348, the hundred linked tales in Boccaccio's masterpiece are peopled by nobles, knights, nuns, doctors, lawyers, students, artists, peasants, pilgrims, servants, spendthrifts, thieves, gamblers, police-and lovers, both faithful and faithless....
Read by children as an adventure story and by adults as a devastating satire of society, Gulliver and his four journeys make for a fascinating blend of travelogue, realism, symbolism, and fantastic voyage—all with a serious philosophical intent....
"Et tu Brute?" One of Shakespeare's best works, revised and repackaged, featuring a new Overview by Sylvan Barnet, former Chairman of the English Department at Tufts University. Includes an updated bibliography, suggested references, stage and film history, and an overview of Shakespeare's life....
One of the 20th century's essential novels depicting Fascism's rise in Italy. Set and written in Fascist Italy, this book exposes that regime's use of brute force for the body and lies for the mind. Through the story of the once-exiled Pietro Spina, Italy comes alive with priests and peasants, st...
Here is the classic novel of supreme horror that has held readers spellbound since its publication in 1816. This new edition will also feature an examination of the films inspired by Shelley's groundbreaking work, plus a fascinating look into genetic engineering and the modern implications of this ...
The work of the world's greatest dramatist is edited by outstanding scholars and presented here, along with an extensive overview of Shakespeare's life, world and theater, a special note on the sources from which Shakespeare derived this work, dramatic criticism, commentaries, and much more....
Two classic science fiction novels in one handsome volume. Here are two masterpieces of irony and imaginative vision from the father of science fiction. The Time Machine propels the Time Traveller into a distant, dismal, Darwinian future. The Invisible Man tells of a brash young scien...
A young man falls victim to his own obsession with an amorous farm girl in this classic novel of fate and unrequited love. Published anonymously and first attributed, erroneously, to George Eliot, this Signet Classic version is set from Hardy's revised final draft-the authoritative Wessex edition of...
From an orphan with a clubfoot, Philip Carey grows into an impressionable young man with a voracious appetite for adventure and knowledge. Then he falls obsessively in love, embarking on a disastrous relationship that will change his life forever....
The Awakening tells of a wife who discovers the strength of her own sexuality and tries to wrench it from the hands of a patriarchal society- and her upper-class Cajun family.This and Chopin's other short stories are standard-setting masterpieces....
The life and times of Everyone's favorite thief
Filled with action, villains, and surprises, the legend lives on. Days of old bursting with pageantry, knights, and beautiful maidens return in a superb edition of this favorite classic story....
A Breathtaking adventure of the high seas—and a true story In 1834, Richard Henry Dana went from Harvard student to common seaman, sailing from California to Cape Horn. This journal survives as one of the most vivid accounts of the relationship between man and sea—and still rings true as ...
This text is part of a series of selected Shakepeare texts designed for student use. The introduction provides criticsim, covering themes, characters and dramatic structure, and helpful notes are provided at the right level on every page, facing the text....
Clym Yeobright returns from Paris to the village of his birth, inspired to improve the life of its men and women. But his plans are upset when he falls in love with a beautiful, darkly discontented girl, Eustacia Vye, who longs to escape from her provincial surroundings....
The book that shook the world First time from Signet Classic This is the book that revolutionized the natural sciences and every literary, philosophical and religious thinker who followed. Darwin's theory of evolution and the descent of man remains as controversial and influential today a...
Unique features include an extensive overview of Shakespeare's life, world, and theater by the general editor of Signet Classic Shakespeare series, plus a special introduction to the play by the editor Sylvan Barnet, Tufts University. It also contains text, notes, and commentaries printed in the cle...
Newly revised, this edition of "King Lear" features an extensive overview of Shakespeare's life and world; an editor's introduction; a note on the sources; dramatic criticism from the past and present; a comprehensive stage and screen history of notable actors, directors and productions; and more....
"I feel that I have spent half my career with one or another Pelican Shakespeare in my back pocket. Convenience, however, is the least important aspect of the new Pelican Shakespeare series. Here is an elegant and clear text for either the study or the rehearsal room, notes where you need them and t...
This translation of Nobel Laureate Thomas Mann's work includes his masterpiece, "Death in Venice," plus six of the author's short stories: "Tristan," "Tonio Kroger," "Man and Dog: An Idyll," "Hour of Hardship," "Tobias Mindernickel," and "The Child Prodigy."...
Gentle linen weaver Silas Marner is wrongly accused of a heinous theft, and he exiles himself from the world-until he finds redemption and spiritual rebirth through his unselfish love for an abandoned child who mysteriously appears one day at his isolated cottage. Somber, yet hopeful, Eliot's realis...
The Sonnets and Narrative Poems - The Complete Non-Dramatic Poetry (Signet Classics)
מאת William Shakespeare
With an introduction by W.H. Auden and commentary from Helen Vendler, among others, this volume presents all of Shakeseare's non-dramatic poetry in one place....
The master of wit and irony Published here alongside their evocative original illustrations, these fairy tales, as Oscar Wilde himself explained, were written “partly for children, and partly for those who have kept the childlike faculties of wonder and joy.”...
A classic collection From the exquisite lyric “To Helen,” to the immortal masterpieces “Annabel Lee,” “The Bells,” and “The Raven,” The Complete Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe demonstrates the author’s gift for the form....
It was with considerable reluctance that I abandoned in favour of the present undertaking what had long been a favourite project: that of a new edition of Shelton's Don Quixote, which has now become a somewhat scarce book. There are some-and I confess myself to be one-for whom Shelton's racy old ver...
Part of "The New Penguin Shakespeare" series, this text looks at "As You Like It" with an introduction, a list of further reading, commentary and a short account of the textual problems of the play. The series is used and recommended by the Royal Shakespeare Company....
This all-new Signet Classic contains many of T.S. Eliot's most important early peoms, leading to perhaps his greatest masterpiece, The Waste Land, which has long been regarded as one of the fundamental texts of modernism. By combining poetic elements from many diverse sources with bits of...
The ultimate science fiction classic For more than one hundred years this compelling tale of the Martian invasion of Earth has enthralled readers with a combination of imagination and incisive commentary on the imbalance of power that continues to be relevant today...
LORD ARTHUR SAVILE'S CRIME THE HAPPY PRINCE THE BIRTHDAY OF THE INFANTA
In Dorian Gray, Wilde's full-length novel, a fashionable young man sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty. Also included in the volume are three of the Irish master storyteller's short wo...
Dickens’ most beloved story, “A Christmas Carol” is as much a part of Christmas as mistletoe and carolers—and with “A Christmas Tree,” “Christmas Dinner,” as well as the Christmas chapters from The Pickwick Papers, this collection is a perfect gift....
This novel's unsentimental evocation of childhood in the English countryside stands as an enduring triumph; but equally memorable are its portrayal of a narrow, tradition-bound society, its striking, superbly drawn heroine, Maggie Tulliver, and its dramatic unfolding of tragic human destiny....
Dr. Moreau, a scientist expelled from his homeland for cruel experiments, finds a deserted island where he can create hideous creatures with manlike intelligence. But as the rigid order on Moreau's island dissolves, the consequences of his experiments emerge-and his creations revert to beasts more s...
The thrilling and timeless legend, masterfully illustrated.
The story of the incomparable Arthur, the lovely Guinevere, the wicked Morgana le Fey, and the magical Merlin has enthralled and delighted readers for centuries....
300th Anniversary edition A Founding Father of the U.S., Franklin was a true Renaissance man: writer, publisher, scientist, inventor, and diplomat. During his life, he offered advice on attaining wealth, organized public institutions, and negotiated with foreign powers to ensure his country's sur...
A woman married to an invalid seeks refuge from her sexless and dreary existence in the arms of the passionate game-keeper, but can she break out against the restrictions of society and succumb to her desire for him? From the author of SONS AND LOVERS, THE RAINBOW and WOMEN IN LOVE....
The timeless adventure From young Jim Hawkins’s first encounter with the sinister Blind Pew to the climactic battle with the most memorable villain in literature, Long John Silver, Treasure Island continues to thrill generations of readers....
Signet Classics is proud to add this all-time favorite, award-winning classic to its illustrious library. This famous adventure about the eccentric doctor with a special bond to animals is available here in its only, completely unabridged, original-text version. Always a favorite with younger audien...
This 100th Anniversary Edition presents the timeless tale of Humphrey Van Weyden, pressed into service aboard the seal-hunting Ghost, led by the brutal, enigmatic captain Wolf Larsen. This volume also includes four of London's acclaimed short stories....
One of the most famous travel books ever written by an American, here is an irreverent and incisive commentary on the "New Barbarians'" encounter with the Old World. Twain's hilarious satire impales with sharp wit both the chauvinist and the cosmopolitan....
With a new afterword by Michael Cunningham What Catherine Sloper lacks in brains and beauty, she makes up for by being "very good." The handsome Morris Townsend would do anything to win her hand-even if it means pretending that he loves the homely ingénue, and cares nothing for her opulent wealt...
A bestseller since 1880... The classic saga of the Roman Empire From a thrilling sea battle to its famous chariot race to the agony of the Crucifixion, this is the epic tale of a prince who became a slave and by a twist of fate and his own skill-won a chance at freedom....
An extraordinary volume for fans and students Including The Importance of Being Earnest, An Ideal Husband, A Woman of No Importance, Lady Windermere's Fan, and Salomé, this collection showcases Wilde's brilliance and timeless wit....
Joyce's semi-autobiographical first novel follows Stephen Dedalus, a sensitive and creative youth who rebels against his family, his education, and his country by committing himself to the artist's life....
A rare look at the hidden side of Victorian life From his precocious childhood to the end of what he calls his "amatory career," an adventurous Victorian known only as "Walter" records a breathtaking carnal epic through hundreds of sexual encounters during an era of notorious repression....
The greatest novel of the mexican revolution This story of a modest, peace-loving Indian, forced to side with rebels to save his family—only to become a compulsive militarist—has been compared to the works of Chekhov and Gorky as a powerful and insightful portrait of social upheaval....
Here in one volume are Robert Frost's first two collections of poetry. A Boy's Will (1913) is the book that introduced readers to Frost's unmistakable poetic voice, and North of Boston (1914) includes two of his most famous poems, "Mending Wall" and "Death of a Hired Man."...
A masterwork From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Nineteenth-century New England villager Ethan Frome is tormented by his love for his ailing wife's cousin. Trapped, he may ultimately be destroyed by that which offers his greatest chance at happiness......
In 1963, Birmingham, Alabama, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. launched the Civil Rights movement and demonstrated to the world the power of nonviolent direct action. Why We Can't Wait recounts not only the Birmingham campaign, but also examines the history of the civil rights struggle and the tas...
Here are Masters's dramatic monologues written in free verse about a fictional Midwestern town called Spoon River. The dead, "sleeping on the hill" in their village cemetery, awaken to tell the truth about their lives, toppling the myth of the moral superiority of small-town life....
The "New Penguin Shakespeare" offers a complete edition of the plays and poems. "Henry IV, Part One" has been prepared from the original text, and includes an introduction, a list of further reading, a full commentary and a short account of the textual problems of the play....
The Classic Analysis of Statesmanship and Power After a lifetime of winning and losing at the game of politics, Florentine nobleman Machiavelli set down its ageless rules and moves in this highly readable treatise. Witty, informative, and devilishly shrewd, it has long been required reading f...
Historically acknowledged as one of America's most powerful orators, Washington challenged racial prejudice when such behavior from a black man was unheard of. Here is the dramatic, autobiographical account of how he stood fast against the social and ideological bias prevalent in his day. ...
A sparkling love story set at a seaside resort-now in a new package When the man whose proposal she rejected returns from his long military tour at sea, Anne Elliot is forced to face the decision she made eight years ago-along with the man she's never stopped loving....
The series of which this title forms a part examines the way in which all the major editions of Shakespeare's plays have been interpolated by a series of editors who have been systematically changing Shakespeare's texts from the 18th century onwards. This text looks at "Measure for Measure"....
Common Sense, The Rights of Man and Other Essential Writings of Thomas Paine (Signet Classics)
מאת Thomas Paine
Paine's daring prose paved the way for the Declaration of Independence and the Revolutionary War. This volume also includes "The Crisis," "The Age of Reason," and "Agrarian Justice."...
In Mrs. Warren's Profession, Arms and the Man, Candida, and Man and Superman, George Bernard Shaw satirizes society, military heroism, marriage, and the pursuit of man by woman. From a social, literary, and theatrical standpoint, these four plays are among the foremost dramas of the age-as intellect...