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  • Infernoby Dante; Allen Mandelbaum

    Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 6.95

    In this superb translation with an introduction and commentary by Allen Mandelbaum, all of Dante's vivid images--the earthly, sublime, intellectual, demonic, ecstatic--are rendered with marvelous clarity to read like the words of a poet born in our own age. more...

  • Summerby Edith Wharton

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 5.95

    Considered by some to be her finest work, Edith Wharton?s Summer created a sensation when first published in 1917, as it was one of the first novels to deal honestly with a young woman?s sexual awakening. Summer is the story of Charity Royall, a child of mountain moonshiners adopted by a family in a poor New England town, who has a passionate... more...

  • Draculaby Bram Stoker

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 12.00

    Of the many admiring reviews Bram Stoker?s Dracula received when it first appeared in 1897, the most astute praise came from the author's mother, who wrote her son: 'It is splendid. No book since Mrs. Shelley's Frankenstein or indeed any other at all has come near yours in originality, or terror.' A popular bestseller in Victorian England, Stoker's... more...

  • The Screwtape Lettersby C. S. Lewis

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 8.99

    The Screwtape Letters by C.S.  Lewis is a classic masterpiece of religious satire that entertains readers with its sly and ironic portrayal of human life and foibles from the vantage point of Screwtape, a highly placed assistant to "Our Father Below." At once wildly comic, deadly serious, and strikingly original, C.S. Lewis's The Screwtape Letters... more...

  • Tales of Glass Town, Angria, and Gondalby The Brontės; Christine Alexander

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 9.99

    In this new edition the writings of the young Brontės - Charlotte, Emily, Anne, and Branwell - are presented together for the first time in a single volume. The fantasy worlds of Glass Town, Angria, and Gondal, experiments in romance and realism, provided a rich source for their later work and offer an insight into their developing creativity. more...

  • Submissionby Michel Houellebecq

    Random House 2015; US$ 26.78

    In a near-future France, Franēois, a middle-aged academic, is watching his life slowly dwindle to nothing. His sex drive is diminished, his parents are dead, and his lifelong obsession ? the ideas and works of the nineteenth-century novelist Joris-Karl Huysmans ? has led him nowhere. In a late-capitalist society where consumerism has become the new... more...

  • Metamorphosesby Ovid; Stanley Lombardo; W. R. Johnson

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 11.95

    Ovid's Metamorphoses gains its ideal twenty-first-century herald in Stanley Lombardo's bracing translation of a wellspring of Western art and literature that is too often treated, even by poets, as a mere vehicle for the scores of myths it recasts and transmits rather than as a unified work of art with epic-scale ambitions of its own. Such misconceptions... more...

  • The Canterbury Talesby Geoffrey Chaucer; David Wright; Christopher Cannon

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 5.99

    A group of pilgrims entertain each other with stories on their way to Canterbury in a poem whose characters, from the Knight to the Wife of Bath, are as vivid as their tales. This new edition of David Wright's acclaimed translation includes a new critical introduction and invaluable notes by a leading Chaucer scholar. more...

  • Oedipus the King and Other Tragediesby Sophocles; Oliver Taplin

    OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 9.99

    This original and distinctive verse translation of four of Sophocles' plays conveys the vitality of his poetry and the vigour of the plays as performed showpieces, encouraging the reader to relish the sound of the spoken verse and the potential for song within the lyrics. more...

  • A Christmas Carolby Charles Dickens

    Electric Book Company 1998; US$ 4.95

    I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt their houses pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it. Their faithful Friend and Servant, C. D., December, 1843. more...