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The Puritans: A Sourcebook of Their Writings

by Perry Miller & Thomas H. Johnson Dover Publications (September 22, 2014)

Critically acclaimed classic lets Puritans speak for themselves in crucial documents covering history, theory of state and society, religion, customs, behavior, biographies and letters, poetry, literary theory,...


Poems and Songs Celebrating America

by Ann Braybrooks Dover Publications (August 20, 2014)

A tribute to the ideals and accomplishments of American history, this anthology features inspiring verse by Carl Sandburg, Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, Phillis Wheatley, Katharine Lee Bates, John Greenleaf...


Short Story Masterpieces by American Women Writers

by Clarence C. Strowbridge Dover Publications (January 15, 2014)

Fourteen tales include Joyce Carol Oates' "Heat," Flannery O'Connor's "The Life You Save May Be Your Own," "Why I Live at the P.O." by Eudora Welty, plus stories by Edith Wharton, Louise Erdrich, Alice Walker,...


Thus Spoke Zarathustra (Selections)/Also sprach Zarathustra (Auswahl): A Dual-Language Book

by Friedrich Nietzsche Dover Publications (January 03, 2013)

This dual-language edition features one third of Nietzsche's work, keeping the most famous concepts intact and encompassing a variety of moods and modes as well as the author's full linguistic scope.


Frederick Douglass on Slavery and the Civil War: Selections from His Writings

by Frederick Douglass Dover Publications (February 03, 2012)

Selections of speeches and writings from the great abolitionist and statesman, focusing on the slave trade, the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln, suffrage for African-Americans, Southern reconstruction, and other...


Poor Richard's Almanac and Other Writings

by Benjamin Franklin & Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (November 05, 2013)

A fascinating compilation of weather forecasts, recipes, jokes, and aphorisms, Poor Richard's Almanack debuted in 1732. This edition presents hundreds of Franklin's timeless maxims, plus selections from the...


Pre-Raphaelite Poetry: An Anthology

by Paul Negri Dover Publications (September 05, 2012)

Poetry of Dante Gabriel Rossetti crowns this outstanding collection: highlights include "The Blessed Damozel," "My Sister's Sleep," and selections from The House of Life. Also includes Christina Rossetti's "Remember,"...


The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, Vol. 3

by Francis James Child Dover Publications (December 06, 2012)

This definitive 19th-century collection compiles all the extant ballads with all known variants and features Child's commentary for each work. Volume III includes Parts V and VI of the original set — ballads...


The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, Vol. 1

by Francis James Child Dover Publications (October 03, 2012)

This classic 19th-century survey offers absolute fidelity to original texts as well as invaluable commentary by Francis James Child. Volume 1 includes Parts I and II of the original set — ballads 1-53.


The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, Vol. 4

by Francis James Child Dover Publications (December 06, 2012)

This definitive 19th-century collection compiles all the extant ballads with all known variants and features Child's commentary for each work. Volume IV includes Parts VII and VIII of the original set — ballads...


The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, Vol. 2

by Francis James Child Dover Publications (October 16, 2012)

This definitive 19th-century collection compiles all the extant ballads with all known variants and features Child's commentary for each work. Volume II includes Parts III & IV of the original set — ballads...


A Shakespearian Grammar: An Attempt to Illustrate Some of the Differences Between Elizabethan and Modern English

by E. A. Abbott Dover Publications (January 23, 2013)

Finest guide to the peculiarities of Elizabethan syntax, grammar, and prosody addresses every idiomatic usage found in Shakespeare's works. Each of more than 500 classifications is illustrated with quotes, all...


Songs of Kabir

by Kabir & Rabindranath Tagore Dover Publications (December 21, 2012)

The 15th-century poet Kabir created timeless works of enlightenment that combine the philosophies of Sufism, Hinduism, and the Kabbala. Kabir's poems possess a simplicity and cover a wide emotional range. Features...


The Essential Anatomy of Melancholy

by Robert Burton Dover Publications (November 05, 2012)

One of the richest books in the English language, this systematized medical treatise on morbid mental states also features a compendium of memorable utterances on the human condition, compiled from classical,...


Famous Poems from Bygone Days

by Martin Gardner Dover Publications (January 23, 2013)

Over 80 poems from the 19th and early 20th centuries, including works about love and war, ships and the sea, farms and family, life and death, heaven and hell.


A Daughter of the Middle Border

by Hamlin Garland Dover Publications (October 01, 2013)

Pulitzer Prize-winning sequel to A Son of the Middle Border continues the author's autobiographical theme and deals sensitively with Garland's marriage and later career, as well as the challenges of pioneer...


Letters of Emily Dickinson

by Emily Dickinson Dover Publications (May 29, 2012)

Lovingly compiled by a close friend, this first collection of Dickinson's letters originally appeared in 1894, only eight years after the poet's death. Animated by the same spirited sensitivity as her much-admired...


Philosophical Letters: (Letters Concerning the English Nation)

by Voltaire Dover Publications (May 15, 2012)

The voice of the Age of Reason remarks on English religion and politics during the early 18th century: Quakers, Church of England, Presbyterians, Anti-Trinitarians, Parliament, government, commerce, plus essays...


Classic Haiku: An Anthology of Poems by Basho and His Followers

by Basho & Asataro Miyamori Dover Publications (May 11, 2012)

This volume features dozens of Basho's poems as well as works by his predecessors and ten of his disciples — Kikaku, Ransetsu, Joso, and Kyoroku among them.


Essays on Teaching

by Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (November 20, 2013)

Reflections on the teaching experience include selections from the works of Plato, Rousseau, Tolstoy, D. H. Lawrence, John Dewey, Maria Montessori, Bertrand Russell, A. S. Neill, and contemporary American authors....


Essays on Immigration

by Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (November 19, 2013)

This anthology surveys the immigration experience from a wide range of cultural and historical viewpoints. Contributors include Jacob Riis, Edwidge Danticat, Junot Díaz, and many others.


Women's Writings on Christian Spirituality

by Molly Hand Dover Publications (October 01, 2013)

Organized chronologically, this original anthology features women authors on the themes of religion and spirituality. Writers include Julian of Norwich, Grace Mildmay, Anna Trapnel, Maria W. Stewart, and Anne...


Michel de Montaigne: Selected Essays

by Michel de Montaigne, Charles Cotton & William Carew Hazlitt Dover Publications (November 12, 2013)

One of France's great Renaissance thinkers, Montaigne was remarkably modern in his views. These highly readable essays reflect his thoughts on poetry, philosophy, theology, law, literature, education, and world...


Abraham Lincoln's Wit and Wisdom

by Abraham Lincoln & Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (July 17, 2013)

The most eloquent of American presidents, Lincoln had a sagacious or humorous comment on everything that mattered. This attractively designed and illustrated gift book features his remarks on subjects from politics...


Selections and Essays

by John Ruskin & Frederick William Roe Dover Publications (July 17, 2013)

Excerpts from some of the Victorian critic and sage's best-known books, including Modern Painters and The Stones of Venice, on the subjects he held most dear: nature, art, and society.


Emile

by Jean-Jacques Rousseau Dover Publications (August 21, 2013)

Rousseau considered this tale of a young boy and his tutor the most important of his writings, and its exploration of the retention of human goodness and avoidance of social corruption remains highly influential....


Totem and Taboo

by Sigmund Freud Dover Publications (September 11, 2012)

Landmark collection of essays explores the conflict between primitive feelings and the demands of civilization. Ground-breaking work, essential for teachers and students of psychology and readers interested...


Thoreau: A Book of Quotations

by Henry David Thoreau & Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (April 26, 2012)

In more than 600 striking, thought-provoking excerpts, grouped under 17 headings, Thoreau rails against injustice, gives voice to his love of nature, and advocates simplicity and conscious living. Note.


Sylvie and Bruno

by Lewis Carroll Dover Publications (August 08, 2012)

Carroll's last major work: bizarre adventures of 2 young children, combining Carrollian nonsense, linguistic play and philosophical reflection. 46 illustrations by Harry Furniss.


The Flying Inn

by G. K. Chesterton Dover Publications (January 30, 2013)

Hilarious romp in which pub owner Humphrey Hump and friend take to the road in a donkey cart filled with rum and cheese, inveighing against Prohibition and other "oppressive forms of modernity."


Franklin's Way to Wealth and Penn's Maxims

by Benjamin Franklin & William Penn Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

Witty, wise, and elegant in their simplicity, these timeless adages on how to live in the material and spiritual worlds come from the author of Poor Richard's Almanack and Pennsylvania's Quaker founder.


The Rise of David Levinsky

by Abraham Cahan Dover Publications (February 21, 2013)

A young Hasidic Jew seeks his fortune in New York's Lower East Side. He turns from his religious studies to focus on the business world, where he discovers the high price of assimilation.


The Octopus

by Frank Norris Dover Publications (February 05, 2013)

Based on an actual bloody dispute in 1880 between wheat farmers and the Southern Pacific Railroad, this tale of greed, betrayal, and a lust for power is played out during the waning days of the western frontier....


The Art of Literature

by Arthur Schopenhauer & T. Bailey Saunders Dover Publications (February 09, 2012)

Profound and witty, these essays by the noted philosopher analyze elements of literature and the literary scene. Schopenhauer's observations on style, criticism, reputation, and genius constitute a handbook...


The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, Vol. 5

by Francis James Child Dover Publications (December 06, 2012)

This 19th-century collection compiles all the extant ballads with all known variants and features Child's commentaries. Includes Parts IX and X of the original set — ballads 266-305 — plus indexes, glossary....


Literary Theory and Criticism

by Edgar Allan Poe & Leonard Cassuto Dover Publications (April 06, 2012)

Essential anthology of Poe's critical works reviews works by Dickens, Hawthorne, many others. Includes Theory of Poetry ("The Philosophy of Composition," "The Rationale of Verse," "The Poetic Principle"). Introduction....


The Days of Henry Thoreau

by Walter Harding Dover Publications (December 20, 2012)

Acclaimed biography reveals famous and little-known incidents; encounters with Hawthorne, Whitman; more. Fully corrected, enlarged.


Early Black American Writers

by Benjamin Brawley Dover Publications (May 07, 2012)

Definitive anthology of important Black writers: Banneker, Douglass, Delany, many others. With extensive commentary.


American Indian Stories

by Zitkala-Sa Dover Publications (February 16, 2012)

A testimony to the power of one woman's spirit, this moving collection of autobiographical tales and family stories portrays a Native American teacher's struggle between her heritage and American society.


The World I Live In and Optimism: A Collection of Essays

by Helen Keller Dover Publications (February 09, 2012)

These poetic, inspiring essays offer remarkable insights into the world of a gifted woman who was deaf and blind. Keller relates her impressions, perceived through the senses and imagination, of the world's...


Specimen Days & Collect

by Walt Whitman Dover Publications (September 18, 2012)

Diaries, notes and essays dealing with Whitman's ancestry, boyhood, Civil War experiences, nature, literary subjects and more.


The Vampire in Lore and Legend

by Montague Summers Dover Publications (February 16, 2012)

Riveting study of vampirism in Europe — from vampires in Greek and Roman lore to their presence in Saxon England, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Russia, Romania, Bulgaria, and even modern Greece.


Ulysses

by James Joyce & Enda Duffy Dover Publications (February 08, 2012)

Loosely based on the Odyssey, this landmark of modern literature follows ordinary Dubliners through an entire day in 1904. Captivating experimental techniques range from interior monologues to exuberant wordplay...


The Koran: Selected Suras

by Arthur Jeffery Dover Publications (July 03, 2012)

Sacred scripture of Islam: Mohammed's revelations concerning the omniscience and majesty of God, death and judgment, the proper conduct of the faithful, previous prophets, kindness to orphans, more.


Three Great African-American Novels: The Heroic Slave, Clotel and Our Nig

by Frederick Douglass, William Wells Brown & Harriet E. Wilson Dover Publications (February 16, 2012)

Three powerful African-American classics of strength and determination include The Heroic Slave, Frederick Douglass's piercing tale of a slave ship rebellion, plus Clotel by William Wells Brown, and Our Nig...


Philosophical Dictionary

by Voltaire & H. I. Woolf Dover Publications (November 27, 2012)

These brief essays form a thought-provoking analysis of 18th-century social and religious conventions. Voltaire's sardonic wit lends a modern feeling to his writings on God, mortality, freedom, justice, and...


Walden; Or, Life in the Woods

by Henry David Thoreau Dover Publications (March 22, 2012)

Accounts of Thoreau's daily life on the shores of Walden Pond outside Concord, Massachusetts, are interwoven with musings on the virtues of self-reliance and individual freedom, on society, government, and other...


The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories

by Washington Irving Dover Publications (May 11, 2012)

Among the first tales by an American writer, the title story and "Rip Van Winkle" marked the entry of Washington Irving into world literature. Also includes "The Devil and Tom Walker," "The Spectre Bridegroom,"...


Shakespeare Lexicon and Quotation Dictionary, Vol. 1

by Alexander Schmidt Dover Publications (July 11, 2012)

Volume 1 of massive work by a leading Shakespeare scholar and lexicographer, a standard in the field, provides full definitions, locations, and shades of meaning in every word in Shakespeare's plays and poems....


Politics

by Aristotle Dover Publications (July 03, 2012)

Intellectually stimulating work describes the ideal state and ponders how it can bring about the most desirable life for its citizens. Famed Jowett translation of Aristotle's masterwork.