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Rip Van Winkle: A Posthumous Tale of Diedrich Knickerbocker

by Washington Irving Dover Publications (June 02, 2014)

In this 1819 classic of colonial life, a henpecked villager goes rambling through the Catskills, meets mysterious strangers with a powerful liquor, and awakens 20 years later to a changed world.

Selected Fables of Jean de La Fontaine

by Alexander Calder Dover Publications (May 05, 2014)

All the imagination, whimsy, and invention that have made Calder's mobiles and stabiles so popular. 36 fables — in rhymed translation by Eunice Clark — with a drawing for each and 12 additional vignettes....

Nineteenth-Century French Short Stories (Dual-Language)

by Stanley Appelbaum Dover Publications (November 06, 2012)

French text and English translations — on facing pages — of 6 stories: Merimée's Mateo Falcone, Flaubert's Hérodias, L’attaque du moulin by Zola, de Maupassant's Mademoiselle Perle, 2 more. Introduction....

The King in Yellow and Other Horror Stories

by Robert W. Chambers & E. F. Bleiler Dover Publications (June 10, 2013)

A milestone of American supernatural fiction from the author who has been hailed as the link between Poe and Stephen King. 12 gripping stories, with an introduction by E. F. Bleiler.

Infants of the Spring

by Wallace Thurman Dover Publications (May 06, 2013)

Minor classic of the Harlem Renaissance centers on the larger-than-life inhabitants of an uptown apartment building. The rollicking satire's characters include stand-ins for Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston,...

Black No More

by George S. Schuyler Dover Publications (February 09, 2012)

A satirical approach to debunking the myths of white supremacy and racial purity, this 1931 novel recounts the consequences of a mysterious scientific process that transforms black people into whites.

Gösta Berling's Saga

by Selma Lagerlöf Dover Publications (August 22, 2012)

When a country pastor's career comes to an end, he falls in with vagrant Swedish cavaliers and enters into a power struggle with the richest woman in the province.

The Dickens Dictionary

by Gilbert A. Pierce, Sol Eytinge & William A. Wheeler Dover Publications (April 23, 2013)

This definitive reference covers every novel, short story, play, and poem. Includes extensive quotations from the original works, 26 illustrations, and an Index to Characters with an amazing 1,899 entries.

Doré's Illustrations for Don Quixote

by Gustave Doré Dover Publications (October 24, 2012)

190 wood-engraved plates, 120 full-page: charging the windmill, traversing Spanish plains, valleys, mountains, ghostly visions of dragons, knights, flaming lake. Marvelous detail, minutiae, accurate costumes,...

French Stories/Contes Francais: A Dual-Language Book

by Wallace Fowlie Dover Publications (July 03, 2012)

Ten unusual stories: "Micromégas" by Voltaire; "The Atheist's Mass" by Balzac; "The Legend of St. Julian the Hospitaler" by Flaubert; "Spleen of Paris" by Baudelaire; more. English translations appear on facing...


by Knut Hamsun Dover Publications (December 19, 2012)

A modern classic about a penniless, unemployed young writer, this powerful, autobiographical novel paints an unforgettable portrait of a man driven to the edge of self-destruction by forces beyond his control....

The Moon and Sixpence

by W. Somerset Maugham Dover Publications (February 13, 2012)

Shedding harsh light on an artist's ego, Maugham reveals the lengths to which one man will go to focus on his art. Written in 1919, the tale remains controversial even today.

Great Short Short Stories: Quick Reads by Great Writers

by Paul Negri Dover Publications (March 22, 2012)

This outstanding collection of more than 30 brilliant short stories — each just six or fewer pages in length — features popular tales by Kafka, Poe, Dickens, O. Henry, Chekhov, Wilde, and many others.

Captain Blood

by Rafael Sabatini Dover Publications (March 12, 2013)

Physician and country gentleman Peter Blood is forced to turn from medicine to piracy in this swashbuckling classic brimming with stolen treasure, adventure on the high seas, and romance.

Tender Buttons

by Gertrude Stein Dover Publications (March 22, 2012)

This 1915 work exhibits the distinct prose style and thought-provoking experimental techniques for which its author is famous. One of Stein's most accessible and influential works.

Wives and Daughters

by Elizabeth Gaskell Dover Publications (November 29, 2017)

Molly Gibson is a small-town girl in England during the 1830s, kind-hearted but unwise in the ways of the world. Her widower father sends her to stay with the aristocrats of Hamley Hall, where she befriends...

The Tain

by Joseph Dunn Dover Publications (November 29, 2017)

Also known as The Cattle Raid of Cooley, this ancient Irish legend recounts the heroic feats of Cú Chulainn. The central epic of the eighth-century Ulster cycle, the story is written mostly in prose and set...

The Golden Bowl

by Henry James Dover Publications (October 23, 2017)

Shy Maggie Verver, a young American heiress, shares an uncommonly close bond with her father. Widower Adam Verver, a financier and art connoisseur, has bought everything he wants, including a titled husband...

An Outcast of the Islands

by Joseph Conrad Dover Publications (October 23, 2017)

Peter Willems is down on his luck. The Dutch clerk has been fired for embezzlement from his job in the Indonesian port city of Makassar, and his scornful wife has abandoned him. Willems' despair lifts after...


by Fyodor Dostoyevsky Dover Publications (September 20, 2017)

A pair of self-styled revolutionaries and their followers plot to overthrow the Tsar and seize control of the government in Dostoyevsky's compelling tale of ideology and murder in 19th-century Russia. Based...

Mary Barton

by Elizabeth Gaskell Dover Publications (June 15, 2017)

Set in Manchester, England, at the height of the Industrial Revolution, this powerful novel recounts a working-class girl's attempts to escape the sickness, hunger, and poverty of her world. Mary Barton's pretty...

Bleak House

by Charles Dickens Dover Publications (May 22, 2017)

Dickens' grandest, most virtuosic achievement, Bleak House combines two tales: the story of wealthy Lady Dedlock, recounted in the third person, and that of penniless Esther Summerson, told in her own words....


by Joseph Conrad Dover Publications (May 15, 2017)

"The world is a bad dog. It will bite you if you give it a chance," maintains Axel Heyst, a Swedish drifter in the Pacific islands. Heyst's attempt to remain aloof from the rest of humanity is challenged by...

The American

by Henry James Dover Publications (May 04, 2017)

Having made a fortune from his California-based business, Christopher Newman resolves to enlarge his experience with a grand tour of Europe, the customary practice of wealthy young men of the 19th century. When...

The Woodlanders

by Thomas Hardy Dover Publications (April 19, 2017)

Before Grace Melbury went away to school, she was in love with Giles Winterborne, a simple woodsman in the forests of Blackmoore Vale. But Grace's schooling has given her a taste for refinement, and upon her...

Chicago Stories

by James Daley Dover Publications (February 01, 2016)

America's Second City abounds in literary talent, and this anthology spotlights writers associated with Chicago as well as tales that take the Midwestern metropolis as their setting. Contributors include Richard...

The Enchanted April

by Elizabeth von Arnim Dover Publications (February 27, 2017)

Drawn by a promise of "wisteria and sunshine," four English ladies exchange their damp and dreary surroundings for a month on the Italian Riviera. They're different from each other in age and attitude, but all...

A Long Trip to Teatime

by Anthony Burgess & Fulvio Testa Dover Publications (February 24, 2017)

Edmund Ironside, Edward the Confessor, Edward the Elder, Edward the Martyr . . .  Edgar wearies of an endless history lecture on England's Anglo-Saxon kings and longs for an escape from the classroom—which...

Henry von Ofterdingen: A Romance

by Novalis & Ludwig Tieck Dover Publications (May 11, 2015)

A gem of German Romanticism, this literary landmark continues to enchant readers with its combination of poetic and fairy tale elements. The young hero of this unfinished experimental novel envisions a blue...