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- Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 5.99
In 1872 the mistress of a neighbouring landowner threw herself under a train at a station near Tolstoy's home. This gave Tolstoy the starting point he needed for composing what many believe to be the greatest novel ever written. In writing Anna Karenina he moved away from the vast historical sweep of War and Peace to tell, with extraordinary understanding,... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 3.50
Gogol's stories are admired for their skillful mingling of fantasy and reality, quiet good humor and use of mundane details ? as Gogol put it ? "to extract the extraordinary from the ordinary." Imaginative and timeless, they remain as fresh and significant today as they were to readers generations ago. This rich selection of four short stories by... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 0.99
Early in the nineteenth century, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm compiled a collection of stories to preserve the folklore of their native Germany. Forty-three of them?fairy tales, some deliciously dark, that have bewitched readers for generations?are gathered here. Translated into more than 150 languages, these well-loved narratives brim with fearless heroes,... more...
- Scribner 2002; US$ 16.00
To Have and Have Not is the dramatic, brutal story of Harry Morgan, an honest boat owner who is forced into running contraband between Cuba and Key West as a means of keeping his crumbling family financially afloat. His adventures lead him into the world of the wealthy and dissipated yachtsmen who swarm the region, and involve him in a strange and... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99
The world-famous masterpiece by Nobel laureate Thomas Mann -- here in a new translation by Michael Henry Heim Published on the eve of World War I, a decade after Buddenbrooks had established Thomas Mann as a literary celebrity, Death in Venice tells the story of Gustav von Aschenbach, a successful but aging writer who follows his wanderlust to... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 4.95
The Awakening by Kate Chopin First published in 1899, this beautiful, brief novel so disturbed critics and the public that it was banished for decades afterward. Now widely read and admired, The Awakening has been hailed as an early vision of woman?s emancipation. This sensuous book tells of a woman?s abandonment of her family, her seduction,... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2005; US$ 6.95
For deft plotting, riotous inventiveness, unforgettable characters, and language that brilliantly captures the lively rhythms of American speech, no American writer comes close to Mark Twain. This sparkling anthology covers the entire span of Twain?s inimitable yarn-spinning, from his early broad comedy to the biting satire of his later years. Every... more...
- Joshua James Press 1895; US$ 4.99
An amateur inventor identified simply as The Time Traveller demonstrates to friends using a miniature model that time is a fourth dimension. He proves that movement is possible into this fourth dimension and sets out to build a larger machine capable of carrying himself, immediately setting off on a journey into the future. This Science Fiction... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 3.99
Who will come to the aid of beleaguered King Hrothgar, whose warriors have become the prey of the vengeful outcast monster Grendel? A grand and glorious story that has endured for centuries, the ageless classic adventure takes on a breathtaking new life in a remarkable new version for a modern era. Brilliantly reimagined by acclaimed, award-winning... more...