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  • The Second Jungle Bookby Rudyard Kipling

    The Floating Press 1895; US$ 4.99

    The Second Jungle Book is the sequel to Kipling's much-loved The Jungle Book. It contains five more stories about Mowgli, and three unrelated stories. "Now this is the Law of the Jungle—as old and as true as the sky; And the Wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the Wolf that shall break it must die." more...

  • The Battle of the Booksby Jonathan Swift

    The Floating Press 1886; US$ 4.99

    This discourse, as it is unquestionably of the same author, so it seems to have been written about the same time, with 'The Tale of a Tub;' I mean the year 1697, when the famous dispute was on foot about ancient and modern learning. The controversy took its rise from an essay of Sir William Temple's upon that subject. At length, there appearing... more...

  • Indian Talesby Rudyard Kipling

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 4.99

    Even if you're a die-hard fan of the Disney animated classic The Jungle Book, you may not know that the tales upon which the popular movie was based comprised a significant proportion of British author Rudyard Kipling's creative output. In addition to the Mowgli tales, Kipling composed dozens of other short stories about virtually every aspect... more...

  • The Piazza Talesby Herman Melville

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99

    The critically acclaimed author of that behemoth of nineteenth-century fiction, Moby-Dick, Herman Melville was also an accomplished short story writer whom critics say did much to advance the form. The Piazza Tales collects many of Melville's best-known short works, including "Bartleby the Scrivener" and "Benito Cereno." more...

  • Doctor Marigoldby Charles Dickens

    The Floating Press 1865; US$ 2.99

    Craving some feel-good fiction? Curl up with "Doctor Marigold," a heartwarming tale from the pen of beloved author Charles Dickens. The story follows the tragedies and triumphs of a street vendor who loses a child and then adopts a young deaf girl and raises her to adulthood. The story is both a masterpiece of social realism and a reminder... more...

  • Loduskyby Frances Hodgson Burnett

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 2.99

    Born in England, Frances Hodgson Burnett emigrated to Knoxville, Tennessee with her family at the age of 16. Faced with financial hardship, she began to write fiction and non-fiction pieces as a means of making money. Eventually, she emerged as a popular writer of children's literature, penning such classics as The Secret Garden, A Little Princess,... more...

  • The Holly-Tree Innby Charles Dickens

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 2.99

    Over the course of his career, Charles Dickens wrote a series of Christmas-themed short stories that were serialized in popular magazines of the era. "The Holly Tree Inn," like many of these tales, reflects on the deeper meaning of the holiday, using the loneliness of the solitary traveler as a lens through which to examine society. more...

  • A Mountain Womanby Elia Wilkinson Peattie

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99

    Elia Wilkinson Peattie was a prolific fiction writer who detailed her experiences as a woman in the West in dozens of essays, short stories, and novels. In "A Mountain Woman," Peattie gives us the entertaining tale of a sophisticated New York City architect who marries a rustic but eminently practical woman from the mountains of Colorado and brings... more...

  • Tales of Hearsayby Joseph Conrad

    The Floating Press 1925; US$ 3.99

    Although English was not his native tongue, Polish-born Joseph Conrad honed his language skills over his lifetime and would eventually become enshrined as one of the masters of English literature. As a sailor, he spent his free time during months-long voyages at sea writing stories, letters, and later, novels such as The Heart of Darkness. However,... more...

  • The Seven Poor Travellersby Charles Dickens

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 2.99

    Although he is now revered as the author of such long-form masterworks as Great Expectations, Charles Dickens' short stories ranked among his most popular creative endeavors during his lifetime. Like many of his Christmas-themed stories, "The Seven Poor Travellers" was originally serialized in a magazine. This heartwarming tale is a must-read... more...