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Cousin Bette

Written by Honore De Balzac
Translated by Kathleen Raine
Introduction by Francine Prose


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: February 12, 2002
Price: $13.00

“Bette is a wronged soul; and when her passion does break, it is, as Balzac says, sublime and terrifying,” wrote V. S. Pritchett. A late masterpiece in Balzac’s La Comédie Humaine, Cousin Bette is the story of a Vosges peasant who rebels against her scornful upper-class relatives, skillfully turning their selfish... Read more >

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The Diary of a Young Girl

Written by Anne Frank
Edited by Otto H. Frank and Mirjam Pressler
Translated by Susan Massotty
Introduction by Francine Prose


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 19, 2010
Price: $25.00

In Everyman’s Library for the first time—one of the most moving and eloquent accounts of the Holocaust, read by tens of millions of people around the world since its publication in 1947.

The Diary of a Young Girl is the record of two years in the life of a remarkable Jewish girl... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, hardcover, paperback, paperback and a trade paperback.

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New Grub Street

Written by George Gissing
Introduction by Francine Prose


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 12, 2002
Price: $16.00

Hailed as Gissing’s finest novel, New Grub Street portrays the intrigues and hardships of the publishing world in late Victorian England. In a materialistic, class-conscious society that rewards commercial savvy over artistic achievement, authors and scholars struggle to earn a living without compromising their standards. “Even as the novel chills us... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

New Grub Street

Written by George Gissing
Introduction by Francine Prose


Format: eBook, 544 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $9.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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The Thin Red Line
A Novel
Written by James Jones
Foreword by Francine Prose


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
On Sale: February 9, 1998
Price: $17.00

The World War II classic (1962) by the bestselling author of From Here to Eternity and Whistle, follows the men of Charlie Company as they fight on Guadalcanal.

"A rare and splendid accomplishment...strong and ambitious, spacious, and as honest as any novel ever written."--Newsweek

"A major novel of combat in World War... Read more >

Life and Death of Harriett Frean

Written by May Sinclair
Introduction by Francine Prose


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: January 5, 2011
Price: $7.99

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Life and Death of Harriett Frean

Written by May Sinclair
Introduction by Francine Prose


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 4, 2003
Price: $10.95

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