As ideological ferment grips Russia, a small group of revolutionaries, led by Pyotr Verkhovensky and inspired by Nikolai Stavrogin, plan to spread destruction and anarchy throughout the country. Morally bankrupt, they are prepared to use whatever means necessary to achieve their goal, including murder and incitement to suicide.
Packaged in handsome and affordable trade editions, Clydesdale Classics is a new series of essential literary works.
A collection of transformative stories that emphasize women's roles in society.
This collection of chilling horror stories from the maestro of suspense contains Edgar Allan Poe's best known stories, including "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Masque of the Red Death" and "The Pit and the Pendulum." For readers who have never come across the work of Poe before, it is a great introduction to some of his finest work.
Collected Stories is an authoritative new translation of the complete fiction of Bruno Schulz, whose work has influenced writers as various as Salman Rushdie, Cynthia Ozick, Jonathan Safran Foer, Philip Roth, Danilo Kis, and Roberto Bolano.
Before internet chat rooms, Facebook, or OkCupid there was ― the telegraph. In this 19th-century bestseller, two young telegraph operators meet "over the wire" and begin a romance, sight unseen, using Morse code as their secret language of love.
This 100th Anniversary Edition of Willa Cather's masterpiece a new introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Jane Smiley.
A thrilling tale of narrow escapes, romance in the midst of a revolution, and battlefield heroism, Victor Hugo's sprawling 1862 novel focuses on the Parisian underworld. Ex-convict Jean Valjean, who served 19 years in prison for stealing bread, attempts to redeem his life by helping the downtrodden.
Helene Grandjean, an attractive young widow, lives a secluded life in Paris with her only child, Jeanne. Jeanne is a delicate and nervous girl who jealously guards her mother's affections. When Jeanne falls ill, she is attended by Dr Deberle, whose growing admiration for Helene gradually turns into mutual passion.
The most ambitious narrative of nineteenth-century realism, Middlemarch tells the story of an entire town in the years leading up to the Reform Bill of 1832, a time when modern methods were starting to challenge old orthodoxies.