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Written by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
Edited by JACK DONOVAN, CIAN DUFFY
Introduction by JACK DONOVAN, CIAN DUFFY

Format: Trade Paperback, 944 pages

Publisher: Penguin Classics

On Sale: 01/31/2017

Price: $20.00

ISBN: 978-0-241-25306-9

Percy Bysshe Shelley was one of the leading English Romantics and is critically regarded among the finest lyric poets in the English language. His major works include the long visionary poems “Prometheus Unbound” and “Adonais,” an elegy on the death of John Keats. His shorter, classic verses include “Ozymandias,” “To a Skylark,” “Mont Blanc,” and “Ode to the West Wind.” This comprehensive and informative new edition collects his best poetry and prose, revealing how his writings weave...

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Written by HENRY JAMES
Introduction by STEPHEN FENDER

Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages

Publisher: Penguin Classics

On Sale: 01/24/2017

Price: $9.00

ISBN: 978-0-141-38977-6

A wonderful new collection of Henry James’s short stories about Americans in Europe
 
Daisy Miller is one of Henry James’s great heroines: a young, independent American traveling in Europe, whose flouting of social conventions has the potential to lead to catastrophe. Her story is here accompanied by six more riffing on a classic Jamesian theme: the clash between the old world and new, Europe and America.
 
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic...

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Written by THOMAS HARDY

Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 04/28/2015

Price: $9.00

ISBN: 978-0-345-80400-6

This story of a proud rural beauty and the three men who court her is the novel that first made Thomas Hardy famous.

Despite the violent ends of several of its major characters, Far from the Madding Crowd is the sunniest and least brooding of Hardy’s great novels. The strong-minded Bathsheba Everdene—and the devoted shepherd, obsessed farmer, and dashing soldier who vie for her favor—move through a beautifully realized late nineteenth-century agrarian landscape, still almost untouched by the...

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Written by THOMAS HARDY

Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 03/03/2015

Price: $10.00

ISBN: 978-0-345-80398-6

One of Thomas Hardy’s most famous novels is the story of an innocent young woman victimized by the double standards of her day.

Set in the magical Wessex landscape so familiar from Hardy’s early work, Tess of the d’Urbervilles is unique among his great novels for the intense feeling that he lavished upon his heroine, Tess, a pure woman betrayed by love. Hardy poured all of his profound empathy for both humanity and the rhythms of natural life into this story of her beauty, goodness, and...

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Written by JOHN BOYNE

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages

Publisher: Other Press

On Sale: 10/08/2013

Price: $14.95

ISBN: 978-1-590-51679-9

Written in Dickensian prose, This House Is Haunted is a striking homage to the classic nineteenth century ghost story. Set in Norfolk in 1867, Eliza Caine responds to an ad for a governess position at Gaudlin Hall. When she arrives at the hall, shaken by an unsettling disturbance that occurred during her travels, she is greeted by the two children now in her care, Isabella and Eustace. There is no adult present to represent her mysterious employer, and the children offer no explanation....

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Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 10/01/2013

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-39080-6

From the editor of the popular Annotated Pride and Prejudice comes an annotated edition of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey that makes her lighthearted satire of the gothic novel an even more satisfying read. Here is the complete text of the novel with more than 1,200 annotations on facing pages, including:

—Explanations of historical context
—Citations from Austen’s life, letters, and other writings
—Definitions and clarifications
—Literary comments and analysis
—Maps of places in the novel
—An...

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A REVISED AND EXPANDED EDITION

Format: Trade Paperback, 816 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 11/13/2012

Price: $17.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-95090-1

This Revised and Expanded Edition contains hundreds of new notes and illustrations.

The first-ever fully annotated edition of one of the most beloved novels in the world is a sheer delight for Jane Austen fans. Here is the complete text of Pride and Prejudice with thousands of annotations on facing pages, including:
Explanations of historical context
Rules of etiquette, class differences, the position of women, legal and economic realities, leisure activities, and more.
Citations from...

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Written by THOMAS HARDY

Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages

Publisher: Melville House

On Sale: 08/28/2012

Price: $11.00

ISBN: 978-1-612-19111-9

From the master of Victorian tragedy, the surprisingly comic adventures of a man caught between romance and religion.

When young Mr. Stockdale arrives in a small village to fill in for the Methodist minister, he finds himself pining for his comely new landlady. But she leads a mysterious life, keeping odd hours and speaking in hushed tones. As his love for her grows, he’s soon at the center of a hilarious high-stakes adventure, complete with slapstick, hijinks, and a marauding band of...

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Written by ANNE BRONTE
Introduction by LUCY HUGHES-HALLETT

Format: Hardcover, 752 pages

Publisher: Everyman's Library

On Sale: 04/03/2012

Price: $26.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-95780-1

The only one-volume hardcover edition of the two uncommonly powerful novels written by the youngest of the famous Brontë sisters.

Anne Brontë wrote these two fantastically successful novels just before her tragically early death, both of them in a much more grittily realistic mode than the more romantic ones favored by her sisters. Agnes Grey, the story of a governess working for disdainful and cruel employers, is a wrenching account of the desperate straits faced by Victorian women without...

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Format: Trade Paperback, 928 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 03/20/2012

Price: $17.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-39077-6

From the editor of the popular Annotated Pride and Prejudice comes an annotated edition of Jane Austen’s Emma that makes her beloved tale of an endearingly inept matchmaker an even more satisfying read. Here is the complete text of the novel with more than 2,200 annotations on facing pages, including:

-Explanations of historical context
-Citations from Austen’s life, letters, and other writings
-Definitions and clarifications
-Literary comments and analysis
-Maps of places in the novel
-An...

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Written by CHARLES DICKENS

Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 01/10/2012

Price: $7.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-94716-1

One of Charles Dickens’s most fascinating novels, Great Expectations follows the orphan Pip as he leaves behind a childhood of misery and poverty after an anonymous benefactor offers him a chance at the life of a gentleman.

From young Pip’s first terrifying encounter with the convict Magwitch in the gloom of a graveyard to the splendidly morbid set pieces in Miss Havisham’s mansion to the magnificently realized boat chase down the Thames, the novel is filled with the transcendent excitement...

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Written by CHARLES DICKENS

Format: Trade Paperback, 880 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 01/10/2012

Price: $10.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-94717-8

Charles Dickens’s most famous novel was also his own favorite, and the one that drew most on his own life story.

David Copperfield is the classic account of a boy growing up in a world that is by turns magical, fearful, and grimly realistic. In a book that is part fairy tale and part thinly veiled autobiography, Dickens transmutes his experiences into a brilliant series of comic and sentimental adventures in the spirit of the great eighteenth-century novelists he so much admired. Few readers...

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