This reissued edition of the classic novel by Pulitzer Prize-winner Thornton Wilder is the last of the author's works and features an updated Afterword by his nephew, Tappan Wilder, as well as additional material.
Shipwrecked off the coast of Trinidad, Robinson Crusoe - a young man with a thirst for adventure - finds himself washed up on a remote tropical island with nothing but a few tools and animals for company. Castaway for thirty years, he must battle cannibals, mutineers and the elements in a tale so convincing that many readers at the time believed it to be non-fiction.
Washington Irving's short stories have captured the imaginations of generations since they were originally published in the early nineteenth century.
From the "father of science fiction," H. G. Wells, comes two masterpieces of speculative storytelling: The Time Machine and The Invisible Man.
On April Fool's Day in 1856, a shape-shifting grifter boards a Mississippi riverboat to expose the pretenses, hypocrisies, and self-delusions of his fellow passengers. The con artist assumes numerous identities -- a disabled beggar, a charity fundraiser, a successful businessman, an urbane gentleman -- to win over his not-entirely-innocent dupes.
Hailed as one of the greatest novels of all time and a classic of world literature, War and Peace unfolds in the early nineteenth century during the turbulent years of the Napoleonic invasion of Russia.
Later, toward the end of his career, Dumas wroteThe Red Sphinx, another direct sequel to The Three Musketeers that begins, not twenty years later, but a mere twenty days afterward.
In the follow-up to his National Translation Award-winning collection The Undiscovered Chekhov, translator and scholar Peter Constantine brings us more little-known work from the Chekhov's early days as a magazine writer, pseudonymously turning out pieces for Russia's small middle class.
A free-spirited young American attempts to extricate herself from a failed marriage to an aristocratic Frenchman in Edith Wharton's entertaining novella. "Madame de Treymes," written in 1907, offers a concise perspective on the differences between American and French society from the vantage point of a master storyteller who is also an astute observer of European manners and customs.
The misadventures of Lemuel Gulliver certainly are extraordinary. First he is shipwrecked in a strange land, and finds himself a prisoner of the tiny inhabitants of Lilliput. Then he washes up in Brobdingnag, where the people are giants of extraordinary proportions.
English gentleman, Rupert Rassendyll, arrives in the kingdom of Ruritania on the eve of King Rudolf's coronation. That night the king is abducted and held prisoner in a castle in the small town of Zenda. Rupert, who bears an uncanny resemblance to Rudolf, is persuaded to impersonate the King in order to stop the king's brother, Prince Michael, from seizing the throne.
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.