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- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 2.99
German literary prodigy Johann Wolfgang von Goethe breaks ground again with this volume of sensual love poetry. Despite its titillating title, these poems -- though shockingly candid in the context of the early 1800s -- are tame by contemporary standards, and Goethe couches his carnal odes in coy, oblique metaphors. more...
- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95
North and South draws on Gaskell's own experiences of the poverty and hardship of life in the industrial north of England. Her heroine, Margaret Hale, is taken from the wealthy south by her nonconformist minister father, to live in a fictional northern town. The stark differences are explored through Margaret's abrupt change in circumstance,... more...
- The Floating Press 1753; US$ 4.95
Daniel Defoe wrote Moll Flanders in 1722, after the highly successful Robinson Crusoe . Defoe's political work was ceasing at the time, though his experience with the Whigs shines through in the novel. The full title of the novel gives a brief overview of its contents: The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders, Etc. Who Was Born... more...
- The Floating Press 1900; US$ 4.95
Since its publication in 1678, The Pilgrim's Progress has never been out of print. It is a Christian allegory of the journey from this world (the "City of Destruction") to the next/heaven (the "Celestial City"). A layman, Christian, undertakes the journey bearing the load of sin, and leaves his family behind when they refuse... more...
- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 4.95
The orphan Tom Sawyer, raised by his aunt, is never out of trouble for long. A mischievous, charming boy (not to mention genius at escaping from trouble), Tom's adventures involve many unwitting bystanders. From one moment to the next, the boy could change into a pirate, or ship's captain - when he's not trying to win Becky Thatcher for... more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99
Alice in Wonderland (also known as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland ), from 1865, is the peculiar and imaginative tale of a girl who falls down a rabbit-hole into a bizarre world of eccentric and unusual creatures. Lewis Carroll's prominent example of the genre of "literary nonsense" has endured in popularity with its clever way of... more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.95
Nicholas Nickleby is left responsible for his mother and sister when his father dies. The novel follows his attempt to succeed in supporting them, despite his uncle Ralph's antagonistic lack of belief in him. It is one of Dickens' early comic novels. more...
- The Floating Press 1915; US$ 5.99
British writer John Buchan's The Thirty-Nine Steps is the first of five adventure novels to star Richard Hannay, a man with a remarkable knack for getting out of sticky situations, and indeed getting into them in the first place. In May of 1914, Europe draws close to war. Hannay has just returned to London when approached by a freelance spy called... more...
- The Floating Press 1910; US$ 4.99
Howards End is a masterful discussion of changing social class-consciousness. Three families from different levels of society become intertwined: the rich capitalists, the intellectual bourgeoisie and the struggling poor. Forster does not suggest that relationships between the classes are easy, but he does think them vitally important. The social philosophy... more...
- The Floating Press 1915; US$ 3.99
A young Dutch trader, Kaspar Almayer, marries Captain Lingard's adopted Malay daughter in the hopes of one day inheriting the captain's wealth. He moves to Borneo to run Lingard's trading post there, but while the captain is frittering away his fortune on a hopeless treasure hunt, Almayer's ventures fail, one after the other. In the... more...