Translated into English for the first time, a gripping short novel about an affair gone wrong, from the acclaimed Japanese author, Yukio Mishima.
Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bront were not prolific novelists, but those that they did write have become some of the best-loved works in English literature. Collected together here are six titles, beautifully bound, that make the perfect introduction to the sisters' work.
This beautiful collection of five hardback books in a slipcase contains some of Charles Dickens' greatest works: Oliver Twist (432pp); A Christmas Carol (128pp); Hard Times (256pp); A Tale of Two Cities (368pp) and Great Expectations (448pp).
The first great German novel - an extraordinary recreation of the horrors of the Thirty Years War, written by a veteran of the conflict
By “the finest satirist in the English language” (New York Times), Jonathan Swift’s satirical masterpiece, Gulliver’s Travels, is the extraordinary tale of Lemuel Gulliver’s encounters with the inhabitants of four strange and surreal lands—now available in a limited Olive Edition from HarperPerennial.
A new translation and abridgement of one of the four classical Chinese novels - an epic story of warring factions in the era of China's Han dynasty
"Of creators of cosmic fear raised to its most artistic pitch, few can hope to equal Arthur Machen." -- H. P. Lovecraft
Based on the events depicted in the "Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whale-Ship Essex" and the legend of "Mocha Dick," it is the story of the wandering sailor Ishmael and his voyage aboard the whaling ship thePequod.
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MARTIN EDWARDS AND PREFACE BY RACHEL REEVES MP
'Through the double clamour of Big Ben and the shrill sound of the bell rang a revolver shot.'
Winner of the 1962 National Book Award and one of Time magazine’s 100 Best English-Language Novels, Walker Percy’s debut The Moviegoer is an American masterpiece and a classic of Southern literature. Insightful, romantic, and humorous, it is the story of a young man’s search for meaning amid a shallow consumerist landscape.
A fine collection of classic novels, short stories, poems, and essays from distinguished women writers.
Women writers have been making their voices heard for centuries, but their works were not always taken seriously. Over time, as women gained more social and political freedom, these works have reemerged as subjects that are considered to be worthy of closer study.
Library of America launches its definitive multi-volume edition of John Updike's novels with the four early works that signaled the arrival of one of the most gifted young novelists of the 1960s.