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The Woman in White

Written by Wilkie Collins
Introduction by Anne Perry


Format: Trade Paperback, 704 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: January 8, 2002
Price: $10.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75906-2 (0-375-75906-9)

Generally considered the first English sensation novel, The Woman in White features the remarkable heroine Marian Halcombe and her sleuthing partner, drawing master Walter Hartright, pitted against the diabolical team of Count Fosco and Sir Percival Glyde. A gripping tale of murder, intrigue, madness, and mistaken identity, Collins’s psychological thriller has... Read more >
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The Woman in White

Written by Wilkie Collins


Format: Paperback, 800 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: April 1, 1985
Price: $5.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21263-1 (0-553-21263-X)

"There in the middle of the broad, bright high-road-there, as if it had that moment sprung out of the earth or dropped from the heaven-stood the figure of a solitary woman, dressed from head to foot in white garments." Thus young Walter Hartright first meets the mysterious woman in white in... Read more >
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Almayer's Folly
A Story of an Eastern River
Written by Joseph Conrad
Introduction by Nadine Gordimer


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 8, 2002
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-76014-3 (0-375-76014-8)

Almayer’s Folly, Joseph Conrad’s first novel, is a tale of personal tragedy as well as a broader meditation on the evils of colonialism. Set in the lush jungle of Borneo in the late 1800s, it tells of the Dutch merchant Kaspar Almayer, whose dreams of riches for his beloved daughter, Nina... Read more >
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The Duel

Written by Joseph Conrad


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: August 16, 2011
Price: $11.00
ISBN: 978-1-935554-51-6 (1-935554-51-4)

An exciting, swashbuckling thriller based on a true story about two of Napoleon’s soldiers.

Conrad’s brilliantly ironic tale about two officers in Napoleon’s Grand Army who, under a futile pretext, fought an on-going series of duels throughout the Napoleonic Wars. Over decades, on every occasion they chanced to meet, they fought. Both... Read more >
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Robinson Crusoe

Written by Daniel Defoe


Format: Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: June 1, 1982
Price: $5.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21373-7 (0-553-21373-3)

This classic story of a shipwrecked mariner on a deserted island is perhaps the greatest adventure in all of English literature. Fleeing from pirates, Robinson Crusoe is swept ashore in a storm possessing only a knife, a box of tobacco, a pipe-and the will to survive. His is the saga of... Read more >
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Bleak House

Written by Charles Dickens
Illustrated by H. K. Browne
Introduction by Mary Gaitskill


Format: Trade Paperback, 928 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: July 9, 2002
Price: $11.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-76005-1 (0-375-76005-9)

Widely regarded as Dickens’s masterpiece, Bleak House centers on the generations-long lawsuit Jarndyce and Jarndyce, through which “whole families have inherited legendary hatreds.” Focusing on Esther Summerson, a ward of John Jarndyce, the novel traces Esther’s romantic coming-of-age and, in classic Dickensian style, the gradual revelation of long-buried secrets, all set... Read more >
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Bleak House

Written by Charles Dickens


Format: Hardcover, 1032 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 15, 1991
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-40568-9 (0-679-40568-2)

One of Charles Dickens’s most critically admired novels, this story of a monumental and life-consuming court case features one of his most vast and varied casts of colorful characters.

In Bleak House, competing claims of love and inheritance—complicated by murder—have given rise to a costly and decades-long legal battle that one litigant... Read more >
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Bleak House

Written by Charles Dickens


Format: Paperback, 976 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: November 1, 1985
Price: $6.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21223-5 (0-553-21223-0)

Bleak House, Dickens's most daring experiment in the narration of a complex plot, challenges the reader to make connections--between the fashionable and the outcast, the beautiful and the ugly, the powerful and the victim. Nowhere in Dickens's later novels is his attack on an uncaring society more imaginatively embodied, but nowhere... Read more >
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A Christmas Carol and Other Stories

Written by Charles Dickens
Introduction by John Irving


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 9, 2001
Price: $10.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75888-1 (0-375-75888-7)

An immediate bestseller when it was first published in December 1843, A Christmas Carol has endured ever since as a perennial Yuletide favorite. Charles Dickens's beloved tale about the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, who comes to know the meaning of kindness, charity, and goodwill through a haunting Christmas Eve encounter with four... Read more >
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A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Books

Written by Charles Dickens
Introduction by Margaret Atwood


Format: Hardcover, 440 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: November 10, 2009
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27175-4 (0-307-27175-7)

The final volume in the Everyman’s Library Charles Dickens collection: the timeless story of everyone’s favorite misanthrope, Ebenezer Scrooge, together with four more of Dickens’s Christmas tales and with Arthur Rackham’s classic illustrations.

No holiday season is complete without the story of tightfisted Mr. Scrooge, of his long-suffering and mild-mannered clerk, Bob... Read more >

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A Christmas Carol
And Other Christmas Books
Written by Charles Dickens


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 29, 2011
Price: $8.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-94721-5 (0-307-94721-1)

No holiday season is complete without Charles Dickens’s timeless tale of redemption starring the tightfisted Mr. Scrooge, the long-suffering Bob Cratchit, kindhearted Tiny Tim, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. But A Christmas Carol was only the first and most famous of Dickens’s holiday tales. In this edition... Read more >

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A Christmas Carol

Written by Charles Dickens


Format: Hardcover, 180 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: September 27, 1994
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-43639-3 (0-679-43639-1)

"Bah Humbug!" That's how Ebeneezer Scrooge feels about Christmas—until the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future decide to show the crotchety old miser the error of his ways. Together they travel through time, revisiting all the people who have played an important role in Scrooge's life. And as their journey... Read more >

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A Christmas Carol

Written by Charles Dickens


Format: Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: November 1, 1986
Price: $3.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21244-0 (0-553-21244-3)

A miser learns the true meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future. Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and to come are as much a part of a traditional Christmas as mistletoe, carolers, and candlelight processions. Also included in this heartwarming... Read more >

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David Copperfield

Written by Charles Dickens


Format: Trade Paperback, 880 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 10, 2012
Price: $10.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-94717-8 (0-307-94717-3)

Charles Dickens’s most famous novel was also his own favorite, and the one that drew most on his own life story.

David Copperfield is the classic account of a boy growing up in a world that is by turns magical, fearful, and grimly realistic. In a book that is part fairy tale... Read more >
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David Copperfield

Written by Charles Dickens
Introduction by David Gates


Format: Trade Paperback, 896 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 28, 2000
Price: $8.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-78341-1 (0-679-78341-5)

Hugely admired by Tolstoy, David Copperfield is the novel that draws most closely from Charles Dickens's own life. Its eponymous hero, orphaned as a boy, grows up to discover love and happiness, heartbreak and sorrow amid a cast of eccentrics, innocents, and villains. Praising Dickens's power of invention, Somerset Maugham wrote... Read more >
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David Copperfield

Written by Charles Dickens


Format: Hardcover, 1016 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: November 26, 1991
Price: $27.50
ISBN: 978-0-679-40571-9 (0-679-40571-2)

Charles Dickens’s most celebrated novel and the author’s own favorite, David Copperfield is the classic account of a boy growing up in a world that is by turns magical, fearful, and grimly realistic. In a book that is part fairy tale and part thinly veiled autobiography, Dickens transmutes his life experience... Read more >
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David Copperfield

Written by Charles Dickens


Format: Paperback, 960 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: September 1, 1981
Price: $6.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-21189-4 (0-553-21189-7)

Of all Dickens's novels, David Copperfield most fervently embraces the comic delights, the tender warmth, the tragic horrors of childhood. It is our classic tale of growing up, an enchanting story of a gently orphan discovering life and love in an indifferent adult world. Persecuted by his wrathful stepfather, Mr. Murdstone... Read more >
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Dombey and Son

Written by Charles Dickens


Format: Hardcover, 944 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 4, 1994
Price: $27.50
ISBN: 978-0-679-43591-4 (0-679-43591-3)

Dombey and Son, Charles Dickens’s story of a powerful man whose callous neglect of his family triggers his professional and personal downfall, showcases the author’ s gift for vivid characterization and unfailingly realistic description. As Jonathan Lethem contends in his Introduction, Dickens’s “genius . . . is at one with the... Read more >
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Great Expectations

Written by Charles Dickens


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 10, 2012
Price: $7.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-94716-1 (0-307-94716-5)

One of Charles Dickens’s most fascinating novels, Great Expectations follows the orphan Pip as he leaves behind a childhood of misery and poverty after an anonymous benefactor offers him a chance at the life of a gentleman.

From young Pip’s first terrifying encounter with the convict Magwitch in the gloom of... Read more >

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Great Expectations

Written by Charles Dickens


Format: Hardcover, 544 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: March 10, 1992
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-40579-5 (0-679-40579-8)

One of Charles Dickens’s most fascinating novels, Great Expectations follows the orphan Pip as he leaves behind a childhood of misery and poverty after an anonymous benefactor offers him a chance at the life of a gentleman. From the young Pip’s first terrifying encounter with the convict Magwitch in the gloom... Read more >

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Great Expectations

Written by Charles Dickens


Format: Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: August 1, 1982
Price: $4.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21342-3 (0-553-21342-3)

Considered by many to be Dickens's greatest work, Great Expectations is at once a superbly constructed novel of spellbinding mastery and a profound examination of moral values. Here, some of Dickens's most memorable characters come to play their part in a story whose title itself reflects the deep irony that shaped... Read more >

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Great Expectations

Written by Charles Dickens
Introduction by Bernard Shaw


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: February 13, 2001
Price: $9.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75701-3 (0-375-75701-5)

Pip, a poor orphan being raised by a cruel sister, does not have much in the way of great expectations between his terrifying experience in a graveyard with a convict named Magwitch and his humiliating visits with the eccentric Miss Havisham's beautiful but manipulative niece, Estella, who torments him until he... Read more >

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Hard Times

Written by Charles Dickens


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 10, 2012
Price: $8.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-94720-8 (0-307-94720-3)

The shortest of Charles Dickens’s novels, Hard Times is also his most pointed and impassioned satire of social injustice.

Set in Coketown, a fictional industrial town in the north of England, Hard Times was born of its author’s indignation at the soul-crushing conditions of the industrial age, and yet it vibrantly transcends... Read more >
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Hard Times

Written by Charles Dickens
Introduction by Jane Jacobs


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: July 10, 2001
Price: $7.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-64217-6 (0-679-64217-X)

Dickens's widely read satirical account of the Industrial Revolution.

Dickens creates the Victorian industrial city of Coketown, in northern England, and its unforgettable citizens, such as the unwavering utilitarian Thomas Gradgrind and the factory owner Josiah Bounderby, and the result is his famous critique of capitalist philosophy, the exploitative force he... Read more >
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Hard Times

Written by Charles Dickens


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: June 2, 1992
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-41323-3 (0-679-41323-5)

By 1854, when Hard Times was published, Charles Dickens' magisterial progress as a writer had come to incorporate a many-sided, coherent vision of English society, both as it was and as he wished it to be. Hard Times, a classic Dickensian story of redemption set in a North of England town... Read more >
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