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The Gentle Art of Making Enemies

by James M. Whistler Dover Publications (October 12, 2012)

The great artist deflates Wilde, Ruskin, Swinburne, and inane critics. Whistler also discusses the aesthetics of the Impressionist.

The Notebooks for Crime and Punishment

by Fyodor Dostoyevsky & Edward Wasiolek Dover Publications (May 17, 2017)

"In studying the notebooks one feels like an eavesdropper on Dostoyevsky's artistic self-communings. . . .  We may plainly observe Dostoyevsky's creative logic at work in selection and emphasis, his concern...

American Notes

by Charles Dickens Dover Publications (October 23, 2017)

"This is not the republic of my imagination," Charles Dickens noted ruefully of his 1842 visit to the United States. His American Notes forms a stinging reproof of the country's embrace of slavery, its corrupt...

The Waning of the Middle Ages

by Johan Huizinga Dover Publications (July 07, 2016)

This classic study of art, life, and thought in France and the Netherlands during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries ranks as one of the most perceptive analyses of the medieval period. A brilliantly creative...

Gun in Cheek

by Bill Pronzini & Ed McBain Dover Publications (April 19, 2017)

"This is fabulously funny stuff." ― John D. MacDonald

"Bill Pronzini surveys the worst crime fiction ― not just the average inferior product, but the junk classics, works that achieve a heroic degree of badness....

The Notebooks for The Idiot

by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Katharine Strelsky & Edward Wasiolek Dover Publications (February 27, 2017)

"This is an invaluable aid to the understanding not only of the finished work of art, but also of Dostoyevsky's strangely tortured yet confident creative process." — Modern Fiction Studies.

"Superbly edited...

Troilus and Cressida

by William Shakespeare Dover Publications (July 15, 2015)

A tragedy of jealousy and betrayal as well as a satire of the consequences of greed and lust, this drama unfolds amid the violent desperation of the Trojan War. After seven years of bloodshed, few illusions...

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

by William Shakespeare Dover Publications (April 13, 2015)

Valentine and Proteus are devoted comrades ― until they travel to Milan and meet Silvia, the Duke's ravishing daughter. Torn between the bonds of friendship and the lure of romance, the two gentlemen are further...

Henry VI, Part II

by William Shakespeare Dover Publications (July 08, 2015)

Preferring a life of spiritual contemplation, Henry VI leaves politics to his nobles. The resulting power struggle pits the Houses of York and Lancaster against one another for control of the crown. Against...