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THE EXTRAORDINARY LIVES OF MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT & MARY SHELLEY
Written by CHARLOTTE GORDON

Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

On Sale: 02/02/2016

Price: $18.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-98047-9

NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE SEATTLE TIMES

This groundbreaking dual biography brings to life a pioneering English feminist and the daughter she never knew. Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley have each been the subject of numerous biographies, yet no one has ever examined their lives in one book—until now. In Romantic Outlaws, Charlotte Gordon reunites the trailblazing author who wrote A Vindication of the Rights of Woman and...

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COLLECTED STORIES
Written by KINGSLEY AMIS
Foreword by RACHEL CUSK

Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages

Publisher: NYRB Classics

On Sale: 08/04/2015

Price: $19.95

ISBN: 978-1-590-17824-9

With Lucky Jim Kingsley Amis established himself as the bad boy of twentieth-century British letters. Later he became famous as another kind of bad boy, an inveterate boozer, a red-faced scourge of political correctness. He was consistent throughout in being a committed enemy of any form of “right thinking,” which helped to make him one of the most consistently unconventional and exploratory writers of his day, a master of classical English prose who was unafraid to apply himself to literary...

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FROM THE IRON GATES TO MOUNT ATHOS

Format: Trade Paperback, 392 pages

Publisher: NYRB Classics

On Sale: 01/20/2015

Price: $17.95

ISBN: 978-1-590-17779-2

In the winter of 1933, eighteen-year-old Patrick (“Paddy”) Leigh Fermor set out on a walk across Europe, starting in Holland and ending in Constantinople. Decades later, Leigh Fermor told the story of that life-changing journey in A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water, works now celebrated as among the most vivid, absorbing, and beautifully written travel books of all time.

The Broken Road is the account of the final leg of his journey, catching up with Paddy in the fall of...

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Written by KEN LUDWIG

Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages

Publisher: Broadway Books

On Sale: 07/01/2014

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-95150-2

William Shakespeare’s plays are among the great bedrocks of Western civilization and contain the finest writing of the past 450 years. Many of the best novels, plays, poetry, and films in the English language produced since Shakespeare’s death in 1616—from Jane Austen to The Godfather—are heavily influenced by Shakespeare’s stories, characters, language, and themes. In a sense, his works are a kind of Bible for the modern world, bringing us together intellectually and spiritually. Hamlet,...

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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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Written by KINGSLEY AMIS
Introduction by MICHAEL DIRDA

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages

Publisher: NYRB Classics

On Sale: 05/07/2013

Price: $14.95

ISBN: 978-1-590-17616-0

Maurice Allington has reached middle age and is haunted by death. As he says, “I honestly can’t see why everybody who isn’t a child, everybody who’s theoretically old enough to have understood what death means doesn’t spend all his time thinking about it. It’s a pretty arresting thought.” He also happens to own and run a country inn that is haunted. The Green Man opens as Maurice’s father drops dead (had he seen something in the room?) and continues as friends and family convene for the...

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Written by KINGSLEY AMIS
Introduction by WILLIAM GIBSON

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages

Publisher: NYRB Classics

On Sale: 05/07/2013

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-1-590-17617-7

Winner - John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science-Fiction Novel, 1976

In Kingsley Amis’s virtuoso foray into alternate history, it is 1976 but the modern world is a medieval relic, frozen in intellectual and spiritual time ever since Martin Luther was promoted to pope back in the sixteenth century. Stephen the Third, the king of England, has just died, and Mass (Mozart’s second requiem) is about to be sung to lay him to rest. In the choir is our hero, Hubert Anvil, an extremely...

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Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages

Publisher: Modern Library

On Sale: 03/12/2013

Price: $18.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-98372-2

Edited by William Kerrigan, John Rumrich, and Stephen M. Fallon

The legendary author of Paradise Lost and other poems was also a superb and provocative prose writer. Culled from Modern Library’s definitive The Complete Poetry and Essential Prose of John Milton, this indispensable collection, authoritatively annotated and updated for this new volume, now includes selections from Milton’s Commonplace Book and the complete text of The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates in addition to Milton’s...

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Written by WILLIAM GERHARDIE

Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages

Publisher: Melville House

On Sale: 01/29/2013

Price: $17.00

ISBN: 978-1-612-19188-1

The Anglo-Russian author William Gerhardie was hailed by writers including Graham Greene, Edith Wharton, Evelyn Waugh and others as a “genius,” and this, his long-out-of-print second novel, is generally acclaimed as his comic masterpiece–not to mention “the most influential English novel of the twentieth century,” according to William Boyd.

It tells the story of an eccentric Belgian family living in the Far East during the turbulent years just after the First World War, which displaced them,...

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Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages

Publisher: Modern Library

On Sale: 12/04/2012

Price: $18.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-98371-5

Derived from the Modern Library’s esteemed The Complete Poetry and Essential Prose of John Milton, this new volume, extensively revised and updated by its editors, contains Milton’s two late masterpieces, the brief epic Paradise Regained and the tragic drama Samson Agonistes. Age after age, these works have inspired new controversy and exciting interpretive debates. With expert commentary to guide the reader through historical contexts and verbal details, as well as the larger political and...

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Written by KINGSLEY AMIS
Introduction by KEITH GESSEN

Format: Trade Paperback, 296 pages

Publisher: NYRB Classics

On Sale: 10/02/2012

Price: $14.95

ISBN: 978-1-590-17575-0

Regarded by many as the finest, and funniest, comic novel of the twentieth century, Lucky Jim remains as trenchant, withering, and eloquently misanthropic as when it first scandalized readers in 1954. This is the story of Jim Dixon, a hapless lecturer in medieval history at a provincial university who knows better than most that “there was no end to the ways in which nice things are nicer than nasty ones.” Kingsley Amis’s scabrous debut leads the reader through a gallery of emphatically...

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Written by KINGSLEY AMIS
Introduction by JOHN BANVILLE

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages

Publisher: NYRB Classics

On Sale: 10/02/2012

Price: $14.95

ISBN: 978-1-590-17576-7

Winner of the 1986 Booker Prize

Age has done everything except mellow the characters in Kingsley Amis’s The Old Devils, which turns its humane and ironic gaze on a group of Welsh married couples who have been spending their golden years–when “all of a sudden the evening starts starting after breakfast”–nattering, complaining, reminiscing, and, above all, drinking. This more or less orderly social world is thrown off-kilter, however, when two old friends unexpectedly return from England: Alun...

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