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The Diary of Samuel Pepys

Written by Samuel Pepys
Edited by Richard Le Gallienne
Introduction by Robert Louis Stevenson


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 9, 2003
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7071-5 (0-8129-7071-3)

“The diary which Samuel Pepys kept from January 1660 to May 1669 ...is one of our greatest historical records and... a major work of English literature,” writes the renowned historian Paul Johnson. A witness to the coronation of Charles II, the Great Plague of 1665, and the Great Fire of 1666... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Written by Rudolf Erich Raspe
Afterword by Thomas Seccombe
Illustrated by William Strang and J. B. Clark
Introduction by David Rees


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: October 16, 2012
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-61219-123-2 (1-61219-123-1)

The restored, unbowdlerized text of Raspe’s slapstick travel epic featuring the classic illustrations from Strang & Clark (1895)

No one has journeyed to as many foreign lands as Baron von Munchausen. Nor, when it comes time to fire a cannon, will you find anyone more accurate. The comfort of courtly life... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Antony and Cleopatra

Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 14, 2009
Price: $5.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6918-4 (0-8129-6918-9)

Written at the pinnacle of Shakespeare’s career and featuring his most soaring poetic idiom, Antony and Cleopatra is both an immortal love story and a political drama played out on a global scale.

Under the editorial supervision of Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen, two of today’s most accomplished Shakespearean scholars, this Modern... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, eBook and a paperback.

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Macbeth

Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 14, 2009
Price: $8.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6916-0 (0-8129-6916-2)

One of Shakespeare’s most popular plays, filled with fierce, violent action, Macbeth is a human drama of ambition, desire, and guilt in a world of blood and darkness, with whispers of the supernatural.

Under the editorial supervision of Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen, two of today’s most accomplished Shakespearean scholars, this Modern... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, eBook, paperback and a trade paperback.

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The Sonnets and Other Poems

Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 14, 2009
Price: $8.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6920-7 (0-8129-6920-0)

Shakespeare became famous as a dazzling poet before most people even knew that he wrote plays. His sonnets are the English language’s most extraordinary anatomy of love in all its dimensions–desire and despair, longing and loss, adoration and disgust. To read them is to confront morality and eternity in the same... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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William Shakespeare Complete Works

Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen


Format: Hardcover, 2560 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 3, 2007
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-64295-4 (0-679-64295-1)

From the world famous Royal Shakespeare Company, the first authoritative, modernized, and corrected edition of Shakespeare’s First Folio in three centuries.

Skillfully assembled by Shakespeare’s fellow actors in 1623, the First Folio was the original Complete Works. It is arguably the most important literary work in the English language. But starting with... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Winter's Tale

Written by William Shakespeare
Edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 14, 2009
Price: $8.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6919-1 (0-8129-6919-7)

One of the last plays Shakespeare penned on his own, The Winter’s Tale is a transcendent work of death and rebirth, exploring irrational sexual jealousy, the redemptive world of nature, and the magical power of art.

Under the editorial supervision of Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen, two of today’s most accomplished Shakespearean... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Graven With Diamonds
The Many Lives of Thomas Wyatt: Poet, Lover, Statesman, and Spy in the Court of Henry VIII
Written by Nicola Shulman


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Steerforth
On Sale: February 5, 2013
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-1-58642-207-3 (1-58642-207-3)

Nicola Shulman interweaves the bloody events of Henry VIII’s reign with the story of English love poetry and the life of its first master, Henry VIII’s most glamorous and enigmatic subject: Sir Thomas Wyatt.

Poet, statesman, spy, lover of Anne Boleyn and favorite both of Henry VIII and his sinister minister... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

Written by Laurence Sterne
Introduction by Robert Folkenflik


Format: Trade Paperback, 704 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 21, 2004
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-76119-5 (0-375-76119-5)

"Sterne's is a world in which anything may happen. We are as close to life as we can be."
—Virginia Woolf

Rich in playful double entendres, digressions, formal oddities, and typographical experiments, Tristram Shandy provoked a literary sensation when it first appeared in a series of installments between 1759 and 1767.

An ingeniously structured... Read more >
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The Compleat Angler
or, The Contemplative Man's Recreation
Written by Izaak Walton and Charles Cotton
Introduction by Howell Raines


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: May 26, 1998
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75148-6 (0-375-75148-3)

An immediate success when if was first published in 1653, Walton's classic celebrtion of the joys of fishing continues to captivate anglers and nature lovers with its timeless advice and instruction.  Originally cast in the form of a dialogue between an experienced angler named Piscator and his pupil Viator, the book details... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Shakespeare & Co.
Christopher Marlowe, Thomas Dekker, Ben Jonson, Thomas Middleton, John Fletcher and the Other Players in His Story
Written by Stanley Wells


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 18, 2008
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-28053-4 (0-307-28053-5)

From one of our most distinguished Shakespeare scholars, here is a fascinating, lively, anecdotal work of forensic biography that firmly places Shakespeare within the hectic, exhilarating world in which he lived and wrote.

Theater in Shakespeare's day was a burgeoning “growth industry." Everyone knew everyone else, and they all sought to learn... Read more >
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