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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Written by Robert Louis Stevenson


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 7, 1991
Price: $7.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-73476-5 (0-679-73476-7)

The classic story of a good scientist who takes a potion that turns him into a freakish monster of pure evil, this edition of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde has an introduction by Joyce Carol Oates. Read more >
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Written by Robert Louis Stevenson
Afterword by Jerome Charyn


Format: Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: March 1, 1982
Price: $3.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21277-8 (0-553-21277-X)

Stark, skillfully woven, this fascinating novel explores the curious turnings of human character through the strange case of Dr. Jekyll, a kindly scientist who by night takes on his stunted evil self, Mr. Hyde. Anticipating modern psychology, Jekyll And Hyde is a brilliantly original study of man's dual nature -- as... Read more >
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Kidnapped
or, The Lad with the Silver Button
Written by Robert Louis Stevenson
Edited by Barry Menikoff
Introduction by Margot Livesey


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: July 10, 2001
Price: $9.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75725-9 (0-375-75725-2)

A finely honed, stirring adventure about the orphan David Balfour, who is kidnapped by his villainous uncle and escapes through the Scottish highlands, only to become involved in the Scottish struggle for independence. This edition features a new introduction by Margot Livesey. Read more >

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The Master of Ballantrae
A Winter's Tale
Written by Robert Louis Stevenson
Introduction by Andrea Barrett


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 9, 2002
Price: $11.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-75930-7 (0-375-75930-1)

Stevenson’s brooding historical romance demonstrates his most abiding theme—the elemental struggle between good and evil—as it unfolds against a hauntingly beautiful Scottish landscape, amid the fierce loyalties and violent enmities that characterized Scottish history. When two brothers attempt to split their loyalties between the warring factions of the 1745 Jacobite rising... Read more >
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Treasure Island
The Graphic Novel
Written by Robert Louis Stevenson
Adapted by Andrew Harrar
Illustrated by Richard Kohlrus


Format: Trade Paperback, 88 pages
Publisher: Campfire
On Sale: July 27, 2010
Price: $11.99
ISBN: 978-93-80028-21-7 (93-80028-21-0)

Fifteen men on the dead man’s chest -
Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum.’

Life changes for Jim Hawkins the day a mysterious sailor walks into his father’s inn. The sailor, Billy Bones, possesses a secret which is in hot demand. As Jim discovers when Billy Bones dies, the secret is... Read more >

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Treasure Island

Written by Robert Louis Stevenson
Introduction by David Cordingly


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 10, 2001
Price: $8.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75682-5 (0-375-75682-5)

Robert Louis Stevenson's cherished, unforgettable adventure magically captures the thrill of a sea voyage and a treasure hunt through the eyes of its teenage protagonist, Jim Hawkins. Crossing the Atlantic in search of the buried cache, Jim and the ship’s crew must brave the elements and a mutinous charge led by... Read more >

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Vanity Fair
A Novel without a Hero
Written by William Makepeace Thackeray
Edited by Leonard J. Kent and Nina Berberova
Introduction by Joanna Trollope


Format: Trade Paperback, 768 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: May 8, 2001
Price: $9.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75726-6 (0-375-75726-0)

A marvelous, incisive social satire that gleefully exposes the greed and corruption raging in England during the turmoil of the Napoleonic wars through its tracing of the changing fortunes of two unforgettable women. It is a comic masterpiece that still resonates today.

“Re-reading Vanity Fair, one realises what a brilliant innovation this... Read more >

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The Way We Live Now

Written by Anthony Trollope
Introduction by David Brooks


Format: Trade Paperback, 896 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: August 14, 2001
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75731-0 (0-375-75731-7)

'Trollope did not write for posterity,' observed Henry James. 'He wrote for the day, the moment; but these are just the writers whom posterity is apt to put into its pocket.' Considered by contemporary critics to be Trollope's greatest novel, The Way We Live Now is a satire of the literary... Read more >
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The Invisible Man
A Grotesque Romance
Written by H.G. Wells
Introduction by Arthur C. Clarke


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 12, 2002
Price: $5.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6645-9 (0-8129-6645-7)

A gripping and entertaining tale of terror and suspense as well as a potent Faustian allegory of hubris and science run amok, The Invisible Man endures as one of the signature stories in the literature of science fiction. A brilliant scientist uncovers the secret to invisibility, but his grandiose dreams and... Read more >
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The Invisible Man
A Grotesque Romance
Written by H.G. Wells
Introduction by Arthur C. Clarke


Format: Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: August 1, 1983
Price: $4.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21353-9 (0-553-21353-9)

A terrifying story from the author of The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds. An obscure scientist invents a way to render skin, bones, and blood invisible, and tries the formula on himself. Now he can go anywhere, menace anyone--sight unseen. He has only two problems: he cannot become... Read more >
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The Island of Dr. Moreau

Written by H.G. Wells
Foreword by Peter Straub


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: May 14, 2002
Price: $8.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-76096-9 (0-375-76096-2)

Written in 1896, The Island of Dr. Moreau is one of the earliest scientific romances. An instant sensation, it was meant as a commentary on Darwin’s theory of evolution, which H. G. Wells stoutly believed. The story centers on the depraved Dr. Moreau, who conducts unspeakable animal experiments on a remote... Read more >
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The Island of Dr. Moreau

Written by H.G. Wells


Format: Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: May 1, 1994
Price: $4.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21432-1 (0-553-21432-2)

Modern day practices such as gene-splicing and bioengineering are foretold in H.G. Well's haunting visionary fable. After a collision between two ships in rough seas, Edward Prendick survived only to be stranded on the island of the infamous Dr. Moreau. The book created a sensation when it first appeared in 1896... Read more >
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The Time Machine
An Invention
Written by H.G. Wells
Illustrated by W.A. Dwiggins
Introduction by Ursula K. Le Guin


Format: Trade Paperback, 136 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 12, 2002
Price: $8.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-76118-8 (0-375-76118-7)

When the intrepid Time Traveller finds himself in the year 802,701, he encounters a seemingly utopian society of evolved human beings but then unearths the dark secret that sets mankind on course toward its inevitable destruction. An insightful look into a distant, bleak, and disturbing future, The Time Machine goes beyond... Read more >

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The Time Machine

Written by H.G. Wells


Format: Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: January 1, 1984
Price: $4.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21351-5 (0-553-21351-2)

When the Time Traveller courageously stepped out of his machine for the first time, he found himself in the year 802,700--and everything has changed. In another, more utopian age, creatures seemed to dwell together in perfect harmony. The Time Traveller thought he could study these marvelous beings--unearth their secret and then... Read more >

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The War of the Worlds

Written by H.G. Wells
Introduction by Arthur C. Clarke


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: March 12, 2002
Price: $8.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75923-9 (0-375-75923-9)

“No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s and yet as mortal as his own.” Thus begins one of the most terrifying and morally prescient science fiction novels ever penned. Beginning with... Read more >
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The War of the Worlds

Written by H.G. Wells


Format: Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: November 1, 1988
Price: $5.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21338-6 (0-553-21338-5)

H.G. Wells's science fiction classic, the first novel to explore the possibilities of intelligent life from other planets, it still startling and vivid nearly after a century after its appearance, and a half-century after Orson Wells's infamous 1938 radio adaptation. The daring portrayal of aliens landing on English soil, with its... Read more >
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The Picture of Dorian Gray

Written by Oscar Wilde
Introduction by Jeffrey Eugenides


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 26, 2011
Price: $8.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74352-7 (0-307-74352-7)

The Picture of Dorian Gray is Oscar Wilde’s enduringly popular story of a beautiful and corrupt man and the portrait that reveals all his secrets.

Entranced by the perfection of his recently painted portrait, the youthful Dorian Gray expresses a wish that the figure on the canvas could age and change in... Read more >

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Being Shelley
The Poet's Search for Himself
Written by Ann Wroe


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 4, 2008
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-28052-7 (0-307-28052-7)

From Ann Wroe, a biographer of the first rank, comes a startlingly original look at one of the greatest poets in the Western tradition.

Being Shelley
aims to turn the poet's life inside out: rather than tracing the external events of his life, she tracks the inner journey of a spirit... Read more >
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