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Pride and Prejudice

Written by Jane Austen
Introduction by Anna Quindlen


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 10, 2000
Price: $8.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-78326-8 (0-679-78326-1)

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife."

So begins Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen's witty comedy of manners--one of the most popular novels of all time--that features splendidly civilized sparring between the proud Mr. Darcy and... Read more >

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Pride and Prejudice

Written by Jane Austen


Format: Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: December 1, 1983
Price: $4.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21310-2 (0-553-21310-5)

For over 150 years, Pride And Prejudice has remained one of the most popular novels in the English language. Jane Austen herself called this brilliant work her "own darling child." Pride And Prejudice, the story of Mrs. Bennet's attempts to marry off her five daughters is one of the best-loved and... Read more >

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Sense and Sensibility

Written by Jane Austen


Format: Hardcover, 408 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: March 10, 1992
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-40987-8 (0-679-40987-4)

Introduction by Peter Conrad

Published in 1811, Sense and Sensibility has delighted generations of readers with its masterfully crafted portrait of two sisters, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood. Forced to leave their home after their father's death, Elinor and Marianne must rely on making good marriages as their means of support. But unscrupulous... Read more >
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Sense and Sensibility

Written by Jane Austen


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 4, 2007
Price: $6.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38687-8 (0-307-38687-2)

Published in 1811, Sense and Sensibility has delighted generations of readers with its masterfully crafted portrait of two sisters, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood. Forced to leave their home after their father's death, Elinor and Marianne must rely on making good marriages as their means of support. But unscrupulous cads, meddlesome matriarchs... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, eBook, hardcover, paperback and a trade paperback.

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Sense and Sensibility

Written by Jane Austen
Introduction by David Gates


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: January 9, 2001
Price: $6.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-75673-3 (0-375-75673-6)

Published in 1811, Sense and Sensibility has delighted generations of readers with its masterfully crafted portrait of two sisters, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood. Forced to leave their home after their father's death, Elinor and Marianne must rely on making good marriages as their means of support. But unscrupulous cads, meddlesome matriarchs... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, eBook, hardcover, paperback and a trade paperback.

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Sense and Sensibility

Written by Jane Austen


Format: Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: December 1, 1982
Price: $4.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21334-8 (0-553-21334-2)

Austen's first mature novel, this story centers on the personalities of the two sisters, whose contrasting temperaments are examined as they undergo comparable experiences in the loss of the men they love, it rejoices also in a wealth of minor characters such as the comic Mrs Jennings and Sir John and... Read more >
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Peter Pan

Written by J.M. Barrie


Format: Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: March 1, 1985
Price: $4.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21178-8 (0-553-21178-1)

This masterpiece of imaginative literature, originally published in 1904, still works its timeless wonderment with the adventures of Peter, Nana, the Darling children's nurse, and pet St. Bernard, the dreadful Captain Hook, and Tinker Bell. Read more >

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This House is Haunted

Written by John Boyne


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-679-9 (1-59051-679-6)

Written in Dickensian prose, This House Is Haunted is a striking homage to the classic nineteenth century ghost story. Set in Norfolk in 1867, Eliza Caine responds to an ad for a governess position at Gaudlin Hall. When she arrives at the hall, shaken by an unsettling disturbance that occurred during... Read more >
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The Trail of the Serpent

Written by Mary Braddon
Edited by Chris Willis
Introduction by Sarah Waters


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: February 11, 2003
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6678-7 (0-8129-6678-3)

Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1837–1915), Victorian England’s bestselling woman writer, blends Dickensian humor with chilling suspense in this “exuberantly campy” (Kirkus Reviews) mystery. The novel features Jabez North, a manipulative orphan who becomes a ruthless killer; Valerie de Cevennes, a stunning heiress who falls into North’s diabolical trap; and Mr. Peters, a... Read more >
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Agnes Grey, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

Written by Anne Bronte
Introduction by Lucy Hughes-Hallett


Format: Hardcover, 752 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: April 3, 2012
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95780-1 (0-307-95780-2)

The only one-volume hardcover edition of the two uncommonly powerful novels written by the youngest of the famous Brontë sisters.

Anne Brontë wrote these two fantastically successful novels just before her tragically early death, both of them in a much more grittily realistic mode than the more romantic ones favored by her... Read more >

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Jane Eyre

Written by Charlotte Bronte


Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 7, 2009
Price: $7.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-45519-2 (0-307-45519-X)

Charlotte Brontë's most beloved novel describes the passionate love between the courageous orphan Jane Eyre and the brilliant, brooding, and domineering Rochester.

The loneliness and cruelty of Jane's childhood strengthens her natural independence and spirit, which prove invaluable when she takes a position as a governess at Thornfield Hall. But after... Read more >

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Jane Eyre

Written by Charlotte Bronte


Format: Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: September 1, 1983
Price: $4.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21140-5 (0-553-21140-4)

Charlotte Bronte's impassioned novel is the love story of Jane Eyre, a plain yet spirited governess, and her arrogant, brooding Mr. Rochester. Published in 1847, under the pseudonym of Currer Bell, the book heralded a new kind of heroine--one whose virtuous integrity, keen intellect and tireless perseverance broke through class barriers... Read more >

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Jane Eyre

Written by Charlotte Bronte
Introduction by Diane Johnson


Format: Trade Paperback, 752 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 14, 2000
Price: $8.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-78332-9 (0-679-78332-6)

Initially published under the pseudonym Currer Bell in 1847, Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre erupted onto the English literary scene, immediately winning the devotion of many of the world's most renowned writers, including William Makepeace Thackeray, who declared it a work "of great genius."

Widely regarded as a revolutionary novel, Brontë's masterpiece... Read more >

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Villette

Written by Charlotte Bronte


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 7, 2009
Price: $11.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-45556-7 (0-307-45556-4)

Charlotte Brontë's final masterpiece powerfully portrays a woman struggling to reconcile love, jealousy, and a fierce desire for independence.

Having fled a harrowing past in England, Lucy Snowe begins a new life teaching at a boarding school in the great capital of a foreign country. There, as she tries to achieve independence... Read more >
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Villette

Written by Charlotte Bronte
Introduction by A.S. Byatt and Ignes Sodre


Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 9, 2001
Price: $11.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-75850-8 (0-375-75850-X)

"Villette! Villette! Have you read it?" exclaimed George Eliot when Charlotte Brontë's final novel appeared in 1853. "It is a still more wonderful book than Jane Eyre. There is something almost preternatural in its power."

Arguably Brontë's most refined and deeply felt work, Villette draws on her profound loneliness following the deaths... Read more >
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Villette

Written by Charlotte Bronte


Format: Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: October 1, 1986
Price: $5.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21243-3 (0-553-21243-5)

With her final novel, Villette, Charlotte Bronte reached the height of her artistic power. First published in 1853, Villette is Bronte's most accomplished and deeply felt work, eclipsing even Jane Eyre in critical acclaim. Her narrator, the autobiographical Lucy Snowe, flees England and a tragic past to become an instructor in... Read more >
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Wuthering Heights

Written by Emily Bronte


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 7, 2009
Price: $7.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-45518-5 (0-307-45518-1)

Perhaps the most haunting and tormented love story ever written, Wuthering Heights is the tale of the troubled orphan Heathcliff and his doomed love for Catherine Earnshaw.

Published in 1847, the year before Emily Bronte's death at the age of thirty, Wuthering Heights has proved to be one of the nineteenth century's... Read more >

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Wuthering Heights

Written by Emily Bronte


Format: Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: October 1, 1983
Price: $4.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21258-7 (0-553-21258-3)

A brooding Yorkshire tale of a love that is stronger than death, it is also a fierce vision of metaphysical passion, in which heaven and hell, nature and society, are powerfully juxtaposed. Unique, mystical, with a timeless appeal, it has become a classic of English literature.  Wuthering Heights is the only novel... Read more >

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The Secret Garden

Written by Frances Hodgson Burnett


Format: Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: January 1, 1987
Price: $3.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21201-3 (0-553-21201-X)

Since 1911, the The Secret Garden has charmed readers of successive generations. This is the story of Mary Lennox--an unattractive, unloved little girl, sent to live at Misselthwaite Manor on the Yorkshire Moors after her parents' death. There, along with her invalid cousin Colin, she is drawn into a magical world... Read more >

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The Way of All Flesh

Written by Samuel Butler


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 14, 1998
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-75249-0 (0-375-75249-8)

Written between 1873 and 1884, but not published until 1903, a year after Butler's death, his marvelously uninhibited satire savages Victorian bourgeois values as personified by multiple generations of the Pontifex family. A thinly veiled account of his own upbringing in the bosom of a God-fearing Christian family, Butler's scathingly funny... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Alice in Wonderland
The Graphic Novel
Written by Lewis Carroll
Adapted by Lewis Helfand
Illustrated by Rajesh Nagulakonda


Format: Trade Paperback, 72 pages
Publisher: Campfire
On Sale: July 27, 2010
Price: $9.99
ISBN: 978-93-80028-23-1 (93-80028-23-7)

Alice was just an ordinary girl - imaginative and curious and thirsting for adventure. She was an ordinary girl, that is, until she found herself instantly transported to a place that was anything but ordinary.

After diving down a rabbit hole, young Alice encounters a magical world ruled by a vicious... Read more >
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

Written by Lewis Carroll
Illustrated by John Tenniel
Introduction by A.S. Byatt


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 10, 2002
Price: $10.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-76138-6 (0-375-76138-1)

“Only Lewis Carroll has shown us the world upside down as a child sees it, and has made us laugh as children laugh.” —Virginia Woolf

Conceived by a shy British don on a golden afternoon to entertain ten-year-old Alice Liddell and her sisters, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass... Read more >
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

Written by Lewis Carroll


Format: Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: May 1, 1984
Price: $3.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21345-4 (0-553-21345-8)

With an introduction by Morton N. Cohen. 'Begin at the beginning, and go on till you come to the end: then stop.'. So many readers were to take the advice of the King of Hearts that by the end of the nineteenth century the double Alice (1865 and 1872) had acquired... Read more >
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Lewis Carroll
A Biography
Written by Morton N. Cohen


Format: Trade Paperback, 612 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 26, 1996
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-74562-4 (0-679-74562-9)

Under the pen name Lewis Carroll, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson became a legend for his children’s books, which broke the constraints of Victorian moralism. This exemplary biography conveys both the imagination and humanity of the creator of Alice in Wonderland.

Lewis Carroll has found his ideal biographer in Morton N. Cohen, who has... Read more >

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The Moonstone

Written by Wilkie Collins
Introduction by Carolyn G. Heilbrun


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 11, 2001
Price: $9.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75785-3 (0-375-75785-6)

"The Moonstone is a page-turner," writes Carolyn Heilbrun. "It catches one up and unfolds its amazing story through the recountings of its several narrators, all of them enticing and singular." Wilkie Collins’s spellbinding tale of romance, theft, and murder inspired a hugely popular genre–the detective mystery. Hinging on the theft of... Read more >
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