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- The Floating Press 1901; US$ 5.99
Miles Franklin wrote My Brilliant Career as a romance to entertain her friends. It depicts the poor, intelligent Sybylla who cannot accustom herself to her family's reduced circumstances. She is given a reprieve and sent to her Grandmother's grand house, where she mingles with the best rural society, including the handsome Harry Beecham. She... more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99
The Last of the Mohicans is the second book in Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales pentalogy, and remains his best-known work. It is a historical novel set in the French and Indian war in New York, and centers around the massacre of surrendered Anglo-American troops. The two daughters of the British commander are kidnapped, but rescued by the last two... more...
- The Floating Press 1912; US$ 4.99
At the age of eighteen, the orphan Jerusha Abbott is plucked from the institution and put through college by a mysterious benefactor. His only condition is that she write him a letter every month, to practice the writers' craft. Her colorful letters about college life are accompanied by drawings from Webster's own pen. more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.00
In its adventurous happenings?its abductions, duels, and sexual intrigues? A Hero of Our Time looks backward to the tales of Sir Walter Scott and Lord Byron, so beloved by Russian society in the 1820s and ?30s. In the character of its protagonist, Pechorin?the archetypal Russian antihero?Lermontov?s novel looks forward to the subsequent glories of... more...
- The Floating Press 1905; US$ 3.99
If you can't get enough of Sherlock Holmes, the cranky, brilliant, and above all, idiosyncratic detective created by Scottish author Arthur Conan Doyle, add this collection of tales to your must-read list. These short stories portray Holmes in top form, solving an array of seemingly impenetrable mysteries and crimes in his inimitable style. more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 1985; US$ 7.99
The second of James's three late masterpieces, was, in its author's opinion, "the best, all round, of my productions.". Lambert Strether, a mild middle-aged American of no particular achievements, is dispatched to Paris from the manufacturing empire of Woollett, Massachusetts. The mission conferred on him by his august patron, Mrs.... more...
- The Floating Press 1911; US$ 2.99
This ingeniously plotted whodunit from detective fiction master Arthur Conan Doyle will leave you hanging on the edge of your seat. In a departure from form, Conan Doyle puts Dr. Watson into the driver's seat in this story, sending Holmes' eminently patient sidekick to Lausanne, Switzerland to investigate the strange disappearance of an aristocratic... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2000; US$ 15.98
Published in 1886, The Bostonians begins with the arrival in Boston of Basil Ransom, a young Mississippi lawyer in search of a career. Through his cousin, Olive Chancellor, Ransom comes to meet Verena, the beautiful daughter of a charlatan faith-healer and showman. When they hear Verena talk, Olive hopes to win the girl over to the feminist cause,... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 9.58
With an essay by Alfred Kazin. 'The frail gunwales bent in, collapsed, and snapped, as both jaws, like an enormous shears, sliding further aft, bit the craft completely in twain...' Moby-Dick is one of the most expansive feats of imagination in the whole of literature: the mad, raging, Shakespearean tale of Captain Ahab's insane quest... more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 5.99
As I walk'd through the wilderness of this world, I lighted on a certain place, where was a Denn; And I laid me down in that place to sleep: And as I slept I dreamed a Dream.'So begins one of the best-loved and most widely read books in English literature. more...