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Through the Looking-Glass

by Lewis Carroll Dover Publications (February 02, 2012)

In a fantastic land where everything is reversed, Carroll's inquisitive heroine finds herself a pawn in a bizarre chess game involving Humpty Dumpty, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, and other amusing nursery-rhyme...


A Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens Dover Publications (September 22, 2014)

In October 1843, Charles Dickens ― heavily in debt and obligated to his publisher ― began work on a book to help supplement his family's meager income. That volume, A Christmas Carol, has long since become...


The Mysterious Rider

by Zane Grey Dover Publications (August 25, 2014)

From a master storyteller of Old West adventures comes this novel of romance and redemption. Zane Grey, author of Riders of the Purple Sage, introduces Hell-Bent Wade, a gunfighter with a shadowy past. Wade...


Sister Carrie

by Theodore Dreiser Dover Publications (February 06, 2012)

The first masterpiece of the American naturalistic movement, Sister Carrie made its controversial debut in 1900. Condemned for its alleged immorality, the novel traces the fortunes of a small-town girl's rise...


Père Goriot

by Honoré de Balzac & Ellen Marriage Dover Publications (September 05, 2012)

This outstanding French realist novel contrasts the social progress of an impoverished but ambitious aristocrat with that of a father whose obsessive love leads to personal and financial ruin. "The modern King...


The Duel and Other Stories

by Anton Chekhov Dover Publications (February 02, 2012)

Six selections from the famed Russian showcase his natural aptitude for detail, dialogue, humor, and compassion. Includes "The Darling," "The Kiss," "Anna on the Neck," the title story, and more.


The Canterville Ghost and Other Stories

by Oscar Wilde Dover Publications (February 23, 2012)

Four of the Irish writer's finest works, among them "The Sphinx Without a Secret," "The Model Millionaire," "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime," and the title story, plus 6 "Poems in Prose."


The Decameron: Selected Tales

by Giovanni Boccaccio & Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

A group of escapees from plague-ridden Florence pass the time by telling tales of romance in this landmark of medieval literature. Features 25 of the original 100 stories. J. M. Rigg translation.


The Oil Jar and Other Stories

by Luigi Pirandello Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

Celebrated title story plus "Little Hut," "Mrs. Frola and Mr. Ponza, Her Son-in-Law," "Citrons from Sicily," "With Other Eyes," "A Voice," and 5 other tales from the 1934 Nobel Prize-winning author.


Fantastic Fables

by Ambrose Bierce Dover Publications (December 04, 2012)

With his characteristic blend of sarcasm and satire, "the American Swift" presents 245 fables that rival Aesop and La Fontaine in their mordant wit and keen insights into human nature.


Three Lives

by Gertrude Stein Dover Publications (June 22, 2012)

In her first publication, Stein invests the lives of three average women with extraordinary insights into race, sex, gender, and other feminist issues that were clearly ahead of their time.


Almayer's Folly

by Joseph Conrad Dover Publications (January 22, 2013)

Conrad's first novel recounts the struggles of a Dutch merchant whose dreams are undermined by his own greed and prejudice. It is the tale of a man's inability to escape his self-delusion and of the tragic results....


A Sentimental Journey

by Laurence Sterne Dover Publications (January 23, 2013)

Laurence Sterne drew upon his experiences in the 1760s to create this fictional travelogue. Generations have delighted in the narrative of Mr. Yorick, the Sentimental Traveller, who seeks tender moments but...


Four Great Russian Plays

by Anton Chekhov Dover Publications (March 29, 2012)

From the golden age of Russian theater: The Inspector General by Gogol; Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard; Gorky's The Lower Depths; and A Month in the Country by Turgenev.


Short Stories

by Edith Wharton Dover Publications (February 21, 2012)

Includes 7 superbly crafted tales of love and marriage, divorce and other topics: "Souls Belated," "The Pelican," "The Muse's Tragedy," "Expiation," "The Dilettante," "Xingu," and "The Other Two."


Short Stories

by Louisa May Alcott Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

Five poignant tales based in part on the author's experiences as a nurse during the Civil War: "Obtaining Supplies," "A Night," "My Contraband," "Happy Women," and "How I Went Out to Service."


Five Great Short Stories

by Jack London Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

Five exciting tales that epitomize Jack London's mastery of the adventure story: "The White Silence," "In a Far Country," "An Odyssey of the North," "The Seed of McCoy," and "The Mexican." Publisher's Note.


Five Great Short Stories

by Anton Chekhov Dover Publications (August 03, 2012)

Masterfully written tales by one of the greatest practitioners of the form. Stories include "The Black Monk," "The House with the Mezzanine," "The Peasants," "Gooseberries," and "The Lady with the Toy Dog."


The Prince and the Pauper

by Mark Twain Dover Publications (April 06, 2012)

Two young look-alikes in 16th-century England decide to trade clothes and roles, a situation that drastically alters the lives of both. This timeless tale of transposed identities remains one of Twain's best-loved...


Frankenstein

by Mary Shelley Dover Publications (December 03, 2013)

The story of Victor Frankenstein's monstrous creation and the havoc it caused has enthralled generations of readers and inspired countless writers of horror and suspense. With the author's own 1831 introduction....


Anthem

by Ayn Rand Dover Publications (November 26, 2013)

The author of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged recounts a brief, captivating tale of a dystopia in which all traces of individualism have been eliminated from every aspect of life.


Tarzan of the Apes

by Edgar Rice Burroughs Dover Publications (September 11, 2012)

Classic adventure novel recounts the adventures of an aristocratic English child reared by African apes after the death of his parents. Original, exotic, highly readable.


The Return of the Native

by Thomas Hardy Dover Publications (November 06, 2012)

Passionate Eustacia Vye detests her life amid the dreary environs of Egdon Heath and spies her escape when Clym Yeobright returns from Paris. A timeless tale of a romantic misalliance.


Where Angels Fear to Tread

by E. M. Forster Dover Publications (October 10, 2012)

Forster's early novel offers an intriguing contrast of English and Italian sensibilities. It recounts an Englishman's journey to Tuscany, where he attempts to rescue his brother's widow from an unsuitable romance....


De Profundis

by Oscar Wilde Dover Publications (February 21, 2013)

While imprisoned, Wilde wrote this long letter of recrimination to his lover, Lord Alfred Douglas. It offers fascinating insights into Wilde's life in prison and the background and psychology of a notorious...


The Sea Gull

by Anton Chekhov Dover Publications (December 18, 2012)

Great Russian playwright's tragic masterpiece portrays the inner anguish of a tormented artist who burns with unrequited love. Acclaimed as a prototype of 20th-century drama, it brilliantly reveals the universal...


Dubliners

by James Joyce Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

A fine and accessible introduction to the work of one of the 20th century's most influential writers, this collection features 15 tales, including a masterpiece of the short-story genre, "The Dead."


The Unknown Masterpiece and Other Stories

by Honoré Balzac Dover Publications (January 23, 2013)

Three of the author’s most highly regarded stories, newly translated: the title story, "An Episode During the Terror," and "Facino Cane."


Paul's Case and Other Stories

by Willa Cather Dover Publications (October 04, 2012)

Includes the title story and "A Wagner Matinee," both revised by Cather for publication in 1920; "Lou, the Prophet" (1892), "Eric Hermannson's Soul" (1900), and "The Enchanted Bluff" (1909).


First Love and the Diary of a Superfluous Man

by Ivan Turgenev Dover Publications (October 04, 2012)

Superb introductions to Turgenev's social perception, rich characterization, and narrative command: First Love (1860), a semi-autobiographical novella, and The Diary of a Superfluous Man (1850), the fascinating...


The Cricket on the Hearth: and Other Christmas Stories

by Charles Dickens Dover Publications (December 06, 2012)

Written with Dickens's familiar flair for characterization and the picturesque, these three stories offer delightful evocations of a Victorian Christmas. Includes title story plus "The Holly-Tree" and "The Haunted...


Alexander's Bridge

by Willa Cather Dover Publications (December 18, 2012)

Construction engineer Bartley Alexander is a troubled, middle-aged man torn between his cold American wife and an alluring mistress in London who has helped him recapture his youth and sense of freedom.


A White Heron and Other Stories

by Sarah Orne Jewett Dover Publications (July 31, 2012)

Wonderfully descriptive prose from distinguished regionalist writer includes 10 tales dealing with female friendships, poverty, and compassion: "The Town Poor," "Miss Peck’s Promotion," "The Passing of Sister...


The Aspern Papers

by Henry James Dover Publications (May 14, 2012)

In his quest for the personal papers of a deceased Romantic poet, an anonymous narrator finds himself faced with relinquishing his heart's desire or attaining it at an overwhelming price.


The Revolt of "Mother" and Other Stories

by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

Eight vivid, poignant tales of self-reliant New England women. Well-known title story plus "A New England Nun," "Old Woman Magoun," "Gentian," "One Good Time," plus 3 others.


The Warden

by Anthony Trollope Dover Publications (December 26, 2012)

When an honest clergyman finds himself charged with financial impropriety by a Fleet Street tabloid, scandal, pathos, and humor result. Features an amusing narrative and cast, realistic dialogue, and a lively...


Short Stories

by Theodore Dreiser Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

Five powerful and original stories: "Free," "The Second Choice," "Married," "Nigger Jeff," and "The Lost Phoebe."


Nostromo

by Joseph Conrad Dover Publications (December 26, 2012)

Tale of capitalist exploitation and rebellion, set in a fictional South American republic, employs flashbacks and glimpses of the future to depict the lure of silver and its effects on men.


The Three Sisters

by Anton Chekhov Dover Publications (July 03, 2012)

One of Chekhov's most powerful plays probes the lives and dreams of Olga, Masha and Irina, former Muscovites now living in a provincial town from which they long to escape.


The Egg and Other Stories

by Sherwood Anderson Dover Publications (December 26, 2012)

Published two years after the 1919 masterpiece Winesburg, Ohio, this collection of short stories explores intriguing psychological depths, redolent with personal epiphanies, erotic undercurrents, and bursts...


The Sorrows of Young Werther

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Dover Publications (February 28, 2012)

Goethe addresses issues of love, death, and redemption in an influential portrayal of a character who struggles to reconcile his artistic sensibilities with the demands of the objective world.


Favorite Tales from the Arabian Nights' Entertainments

by Richard F. Burton Dover Publications (September 12, 2012)

Six enchanting tales told by an Arabian princess to delay her execution: "Sinbad the Seaman and Sinbad the Landsman;" "Aladdin, or the Wonderful Lamp;" "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves," and 3 others.


The Phantom of the Opera

by Gaston Leroux Dover Publications (August 24, 2012)

Mystery classic featuring the "ghost" of the famed Paris landmark holds readers captive as it tells a gripping tale of human desire, fear, and violence.


A Tale of Two Cities

by Charles Dickens Dover Publications (March 27, 2012)

Against the backdrop of the French Revolution, Dickens unfolds his masterpiece of drama, adventure, and romance about a man falsely accused of treason. Excitement and derring-do in the shadow of the guillotine....


The Metamorphosis and Other Stories

by Franz Kafka Dover Publications (March 06, 2012)

Excellent new English translations of title story (considered by many critics Kafka's most perfect work), plus "The Judgment," "In the Penal Colony," "A Country Doctor," and "A Report to an Academy." Note.


Pride and Prejudice

by Jane Austen Dover Publications (March 23, 2012)

One of the most universally loved and admired English novels, an effervescent tale of rural romance transformed by Jane Austen's art into a witty, shrewdly observed satire of English country life.


Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

by Mark Twain Dover Publications (March 13, 2012)

Join Huck and Jim as their boyhood adventures along the Mississippi River lead them into a world of excitement, danger, and self-discovery. Humorous narrative, lyrical descriptions of the Mississippi valley,...


Robinson Crusoe

by Daniel Defoe Dover Publications (March 13, 2012)

The only survivor of a shipwreck endures 28 years of solitude on a Caribbean island and masters both his strange new world and himself. Brilliant, evocative details of Crusoe's struggles and exploits.


The War of the Worlds

by H. G. Wells Dover Publications (April 06, 2012)

Imaginative, highly readable account of hostile invaders from Mars who use deadly heat rays to decimate all life in their path. Energetic, intense, and strikingly original.


Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

by Lewis Carroll Dover Publications (April 06, 2012)

Beloved classic about a little girl lost in a topsy-turvy land and her encounters with the White Rabbit, March Hare, Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat, and other delightfully improbable characters. 42 illustrations by...