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  • Tales of Unrestby Joseph Conrad

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    Whether you're a longtime Conrad fan or a new reader who is interested in dipping into the work of one of the greatest fiction writers of the twentieth century, this comprehensive collection of rip-roaring action-adventure tales with remarkable psychological nuance will definitely fit the bill. more...

  • A Message from the Seaby Charles Dickens

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 2.99

    Charles Dickens attained an astounding level of popular acclaim during his lifetime; Victorian audiences clamored for his traditional Christmastime stories every year. The tale "A Message From the Sea" is an example of one of Dickens' Christmas publications; although the nautical setting of the story is not what one would traditionally... more...

  • Some Christmas Storiesby Charles Dickens

    The Floating Press 1911; US$ 3.99

    Charles Dickens' work is ranked among the finest writing in the Western canon, and the author specialized in seasonal stories to warm the hearts of his adoring fans during the holiday season. This collection of Christmas-themed tales are an entertaining read during the holidays or any time you need a quick pick-me-up. more...

  • Men's Wivesby William Makepeace Thackeray

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99

    Born in Calcutta in 1811, William Makepeace Thackeray's earliest works were sharp satirical barbs written under a variety of pen names. After struggling through a rocky start as an author, Thackeray would go on to write several well-loved novels, including Vanity Fair, The Luck of Barry Lyndon, and Catherine. In Men's Wives, Thackeray turns... more...

  • Within the Tidesby Joseph Conrad

    The Floating Press 1915; US$ 3.99

    Although Joseph Conrad was Polish by birth and did not become a fluent speaker of English until well into adulthood, he achieved unparalleled heights of literary mastery in his adopted tongue and is now widely regarded as one the masters of twentieth-century fiction. This collection of short stories is a comprehensive collection of Conrad's early... more...

  • Five Talesby John Galsworthy

    The Floating Press 1918; US$ 3.99

    Beloved as the creator of the series of novels known as the Forsyte Saga, John Galsworthy also dabbled in fictional forms that were less epic in scope. This collection of sketches and short works of fiction offer a less intimidating introduction to Galsworthy for confirmed fans and curious new readers alike. more...

  • What Men Live Byby Leo Graf Tolstoy; Aylmer Maude; Louise Shanks Maude

    The Floating Press 1885; US$ 3.99

    Settle in with a collection of tales from the pen of one of the world's most acclaimed authors, Leo Tolstoy. The stories brought together in What Men Live By and Other Tales tackle heady philosophical questions in an engaging, easy-to-read, almost fable-like format, highlighting Tolstoy's unique genius. more...

  • The Beast in the Jungleby Henry James

    The Floating Press 1903; US$ 3.99

    Regarded as one of Henry James' finest works, the short story "The Beast in the Jungle" centers around protagonist John Marcher and his seemingly bizarre phobia -- a pervasive sense of doom that prevents him from living his life to the fullest and precludes the possibility of him ever finding true love. This fascinating read highlights... more...

  • The Figure in the Carpetby Henry James

    The Floating Press 1896; US$ 2.99

    Like many of Henry James' short stories, "The Figure in the Carpet" revolves around an artist whose body of work hides a deeper meaning and several other characters who bear the heavy burden of a momentous secret. When a group of friends unlocks the true significance of a misunderstood novelist's oeuvre, the weight of this knowledge... more...

  • The Real Thingby Henry James

    The Floating Press 1892; US$ 2.99

    This perfectly wrought little tale of a painter struggling with his muse brings together a number of the most important themes that renowned American writer Henry James returned to again and again in his work -- the difficulty of artistic expression, the meaning of truth, and conflict between socioeconomic classes. more...