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Written by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Series Editor STEPHEN ORGEL, A. R. BRAUNMULLER
Edited by WILLIAM MONTGOMERY
Introduction by DOUGLAS TREVOR

Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages

Publisher: Penguin Classics

On Sale: 11/01/2016

Price: $9.00

ISBN: 978-0-143-12860-1

The acclaimed Pelican Shakespeare series, now in a dazzling new series design

This edition of Julius Caesar is edited by William Montgomery with an introduction by Douglas Trevor and was recently repackaged with cover art by Manuja Waldia. Waldia received a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators for the Pelican Shakespeare series.

The legendary Pelican Shakespeare series features authoritative and meticulously researched texts paired with scholarship by renowned Shakespeareans. Each book...

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Written by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Series Editor STEPHEN ORGEL, A. R. BRAUNMULLER
Edited by PETER HOLLAND
Introduction by PETER HOLLAND

Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages

Publisher: Penguin Classics

On Sale: 11/01/2016

Price: $9.00

ISBN: 978-0-143-12863-2

The acclaimed Pelican Shakespeare series, now in a dazzling new series design
 
This edition of The Tempest is edited with an introduction and notes by Peter Holland and was recently repackaged with cover art by Manuja Waldia. Waldia received a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators for the Pelican Shakespeare series.

The legendary Pelican Shakespeare series features authoritative and meticulously researched texts paired with scholarship by renowned Shakespeareans. Each book includes an...

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Written by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Series Editor STEPHEN ORGEL, A. R. BRAUNMULLER
Edited by STEPHEN ORGEL
Introduction by STEPHEN ORGEL

Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages

Publisher: Penguin Classics

On Sale: 10/11/2016

Price: $9.00

ISBN: 978-0-143-12862-5

The acclaimed Pelican Shakespeare series, now in a dazzling new series design

This edition of The Taming of the Shrew is edited with an introduction and notes by series editor Stephen Orgel and was recently repackaged with cover art by Manuja Waldia. Waldia received a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators for the Pelican Shakespeare series. Cover artist Manuja Waldia received a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators for the Pelican Shakespeare series.

The legendary Pelican...

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Written by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Series Editor STEPHEN ORGEL, A. R. BRAUNMULLER
Edited by RUSS MCDONALD
Introduction by RUSS MCDONALD

Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages

Publisher: Penguin Classics

On Sale: 10/04/2016

Price: $9.00

ISBN: 978-0-143-12861-8

The New York Theater Workshop's production of Othello, starring Daniel Craig and David Oyelowo, and directed by Tony award-winning director Sam Gold, opens in November. This production is sponsored in part by The Pelican Shakespeare series and Penguin Classics.
  

This edition of Othello is edited with an introduction and notes by Russ McDonald and was recently repackaged with cover art by Manuja Waldia. Waldia received a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators for the Pelican Shakespeare...

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Written by C.D. ROSE

Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages

Publisher: Melville House

On Sale: 10/26/2015

Price: $14.95

ISBN: 978-1-612-19462-2

A darkly comic, satirical reference book about writers who never made it into the literary canon

A signal event of literary scholarship, The Biographical Dictionary of Literary Failure compiles the biographies of history’s most notable cases of a complete lack of literary success. As such, it is the world’s leading authority on the subject.

Compiled in one volume by C. D. Rose, a well-educated person universally acknowledged in parts of England as the world’s pre-eminent expert on inexpert...

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WHAT ANCIENT GREEK TRAGEDIES CAN TEACH US TODAY
Written by BRYAN DOERRIES

Format: Hardcover, 304 pages

Publisher: Knopf

On Sale: 09/22/2015

Price: $26.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-95945-4

This is the personal and deeply passionate story of a life devoted to reclaiming the timeless power of an ancient artistic tradition to comfort the afflicted. For years, theater director Bryan Doerries has led an innovative public health project that produces ancient tragedies for current and returned soldiers, addicts, tornado and hurricane survivors, and a wide range of other at-risk people in society.

Drawing on these extraordinary firsthand experiences, Doerries clearly and powerfully...

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Written by JOHN EHLE
Introduction by LINDA SPALDING

Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages

Publisher: NYRB Classics

On Sale: 11/25/2014

Price: $17.95

ISBN: 978-1-590-17763-1

Set deep in the Appalachian wilderness between the years of 1779 and 1784, The Land Breakers is a saga like the Norse sagas or the book of Genesis, a story of first and last things, of the violence of birth and death, of inescapable sacrifice and the faltering emergence of community. 

Mooney and Imy Wright, twenty-one, former indentured servants, long habituated to backbreaking work but not long married, are traveling west. They arrive in a no-account settlement in North Carolina and, on...

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Written by ALLEN ESKENS

Format: Trade Paperback, 303 pages

Publisher: Seventh Street Books

On Sale: 10/14/2014

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-1-616-14998-7

College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same.

Iverson is a dying Vietnam veteran--and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home, after...

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Written by OKEY NDIBE

Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages

Publisher: Soho Press

On Sale: 10/07/2014

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-1-616-95458-1

Foreign Gods, Inc. is a meditation on the dreams, promises and frustrations of the immigrant life in America; the nature and impact of religious conflicts; an examination of the ways in which modern culture creates or heightens infatuation with the “exotic,” including the desire to own strange objects and hanker after ineffable illusions. An exploration of the shifting nature of memory, Foreign Gods is a brilliant work of fiction that illuminates our globally interconnected world like no...

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Written by SANFORD FRIEDMAN
Introduction by RICHARD HOWARD

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages

Publisher: NYRB Classics

On Sale: 09/02/2014

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-1-590-17762-4

Deaf as he was, Beethoven had to be addressed in writing, and he was always accompanied by a notebook in which people could scribble questions and comments. Conversations with Beethoven, in a tour de force of fictional invention, tells the story of the last year of Beethoven’s life almost entirely through such notebook entries: Friends, family, students, doctors, and others attend to the volatile Maestro, whose sometimes unpredictable and often very loud replies we infer. A fully fleshed and...

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Written by LARS IYER

Format: Hardcover, 240 pages

Publisher: Melville House

On Sale: 09/02/2014

Price: $23.95

ISBN: 978-1-612-19376-2

The unruly undergraduates at Cambridge have a nickname for their new lecturer: Wittgenstein Jr. He’s a melancholic, tormented genius who seems determined to make them grasp the very essence of philosophical thought.

But Peters—a working-class student surprised to find himself among the elite—soon discovers that there’s no place for logic in a Cambridge overrun by posh boys and picnicking tourists, as England’s greatest university is collapsing under market pressures.

Such a place calls for a...

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Written by KOJI SUZUKI

Format: Hardcover, 224 pages

Publisher: Vertical

On Sale: 07/08/2014

Price: $20.95

ISBN: 978-1-934-28700-2

Death and the Flower is a collection of six short stories centered on the themes of family and peril. The title is derived from a Keith Jarrett album of the same name.

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