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A Peculiar Treasure
An Autobiography
Written by Edna Ferber


Format: eBook, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $11.99
ISBN: 978-0-345-80579-9 (0-345-80579-8)

Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Ferber's stunning first autobiography, in which she recounts her small-town Midwestern childhood and rise to literary fame, all amidst the backdrop of America around the turn of the 20th century.

A modest girl growing up one of the only Jewish children in her Midwestern town, Edna Ferber started... Read more >

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The Fifth Queen

Written by Ford Madox Ford
Introduction by A.S. Byatt


Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74491-3 (0-307-74491-4)

Ford Madox Ford’s novel about the doomed Katharine Howard, fifth queen of Henry VIII, is a neglected masterpiece.

Kat Howard—intelligent, beautiful, naively outspoken, and passionately idealistic—catches the eye of Henry VIII and improbably becomes his fifth wife. A teenager who has grown up far from court, she is wholly unused to the... Read more >
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Good Soldier

Written by Ford Madox Ford


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 13, 1989
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-72218-2 (0-679-72218-1)

In the years between 1902 and 1914, the "good soldier" is Edward Ashburnham, who, as an adherent to the moral code of the English upper class, is nonetheless consumed by a passion for women younger than his wife--a stoic but fallible figure caught in a story which reveals deceit, hatred, infidelity... Read more >
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Parade's End

Written by Ford Madox Ford


Format: Trade Paperback, 912 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 3, 2012
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-74420-3 (0-307-74420-5)

Ford Madox Ford’s masterpiece, a tetralogy set in England during World War I, is widely considered one of the best novels of the twentieth century.

First published as four separate novels (Some Do Not . . ., No More Parades, A Man Could Stand Up—, and The Last Post) between 1924... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Parade's End

Written by Ford Madox Ford


Format: Hardcover, 968 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: December 15, 1992
Price: $27.50
ISBN: 978-0-679-41728-6 (0-679-41728-1)

The four novels which make up Parade's End constitute Ford Madox Ford's elegiac tribute to the British nation on the verge and in the midst of what was perhaps its greatest crisis--World War I. The culminating achievement of his splendidly productive and distinguished career, Parade's End affirms once again the unprecedented... Read more >
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Howards End

Written by E.M. Forster
Introduction by James Ivory


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: August 10, 1999
Price: $10.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-75376-3 (0-375-75376-1)

With a new Introduction by James Ivory
Commentary by Virginia Woolf, Lionel Trilling, Malcolm Bradbury, and Joseph Epstein

"Howards End is a classic English novel . . . superb and wholly cherishable . . . one that admirers have no trouble reading over and over again," --Alfred Kazin.

First published in 1910, Howards End... Read more >
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Howards End

Written by E.M. Forster


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 13, 1989
Price: $11.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-72255-7 (0-679-72255-6)

"Only connect," Forster's key aphorism, informs this novel about an English country house, Howards End, and its influence on the lives of the wealthy and materialistic Wilcoxes; the idealistic Schlegel sisters; and the poor bank clerk Leonard Bast. Bringing together people from different classes and nations by way of sympathetic insight... Read more >
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Howards End

Written by E.M. Forster


Format: Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: October 1, 1985
Price: $4.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-21208-2 (0-553-21208-7)

The story of two sisters of liberal and artistic temperament whose lives collide with those of a hard-headed, haughty, and status-driven father and son. This is Forster's masterpiece about the ways in which social class and money impose themselves between people and the world. Read more >
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The Longest Journey

Written by E.M. Forster


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 21, 1993
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-74815-1 (0-679-74815-6)

In this tragicomedy of manners, personalities, and world views, Forster explores the "idea of England" he would later develop in Howards End. Bookish, sensitive, and given to wild enthusiasms, Rickie Elliot is virtually made for a life at Cambridge, where he can subsist on a regimen of biscuits and philosophical debate... Read more >
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A Room with a View

Written by E.M. Forster


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 23, 1989
Price: $9.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-72476-6 (0-679-72476-1)

First published in 1908, A Room With A View portrays the love of a British woman for an expatriate living in Italy. Caught up in a world of social snobbery, Forster's heroine, Lucy Honeychurch, finds herself constrained by the claustrophobic influence of her British guardians. In the end, Lucy takes control... Read more >
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A Room with a View

Written by E.M. Forster


Format: Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: July 1, 1988
Price: $5.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21323-2 (0-553-21323-7)

This Edwardian social comedy explores love and prim propriety among an eccentric cast of characters assembled in an Italian pensione and in a corner of Surrey, England. A charming young English woman, Lucy Honeychurch, faints into the arms of a fellow Britisher when she witnesses a murder in a Florentine piazza... Read more >
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A Room with a View; Where Angels Fear to Tread

Written by E.M. Forster
Introduction by Ann Pasternak Slater


Format: Hardcover, 424 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-70090-2 (0-307-70090-9)

E. M. Forster’s beloved Italian novels, now in a single hardcover volume.

Forster’s most memorably romantic exploration of the liberating effects of Italy on the English, A Room with a View follows the carefully chaperoned Lucy Honeychurch to Florence. There she meets the unconventional George Emerson and finds herself inspired by his... Read more >

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Where Angels Fear to Tread

Written by E.M. Forster


Format: Trade Paperback, 198 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 18, 1992
Price: $11.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-73634-9 (0-679-73634-4)

In his first novel about a young English widow and her ill fated marriage to a poor Italian, E.M. Forster anticipated the themes of cultural collision and the sterility of the English middle class that he would develop in A Room with a View and A Passage to India. Where Angels... Read more >
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Futility
A Novel
Written by William Gerhardie
Preface by Edith Wharton


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-61219-145-4 (1-61219-145-2)

Hailed by his famous contemporaries including Edith Wharton, H.G. Wells, Katherine Mansfield, Graham Greene, and Evelyn Waugh, who called him a “genius,” William Gerhardie is one of the twentieth century’s forgotten masters, and his lovely comedy Futility one of the century’s neglected masterpieces.

It tells the story of someone very similar... Read more >
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The Wind in the Willows

Written by Kenneth Grahame


Format: Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: April 1, 1983
Price: $5.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21368-3 (0-553-21368-7)

Enter the world of the great river and meet the marvelous riverbank animals: the poetic Rat, his friend Mole, and the boastful Toad, as they voyage down the river and into the Wild Wood to great adventures! Written more than four decades ago, this remains a timeless classic for all ages... Read more >

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I, Claudius

Written by Robert Graves


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 23, 1989
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-72477-3 (0-679-72477-X)

Tiberius Claudius Drusus Nero Germanicus lived from 10 B.C. to 54 A.D. Despised as a weakling and dismissed as an idiot because of his physical infirmities, Claudius survived the intrigues and poisonings that marked the reigns of Augustus, Tiberius, and the mad Caligula to become Emperor of Rome in 41 A.D... Read more >

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The Color of a Dog Running Away

Written by Richard Gwyn


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 11, 2008
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27687-2 (0-307-27687-2)

Lucas, a musician and translator, comes home one day to find a cryptic postcard on his doorstep. This postcard sets in motion a series of bizarre, seemingly interconnected events, leading Lucas and his girlfriend, Nuria, to be kidnapped by a religious cult with roots stretching back to the thirteenth century.

Seeking... Read more >

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The Slaves of Solitude

Written by Patrick Hamilton
Introduction by David Lodge


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: February 20, 2007
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-220-9 (1-59017-220-5)

England in the middle of World War II, a war that seems fated to go on forever, a war that has become a way of life. Heroic resistance is old hat. Everything is in short supply, and tempers are even shorter. Overwhelmed by the rigors of the Blitz, middle-aged Miss Roach... Read more >
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The Mayor of Casterbridge

Written by Thomas Hardy
Introduction by J.I.M. Stewart


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: May 14, 2002
Price: $9.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-76006-8 (0-375-76006-7)

One of Hardy’s most powerful novels, The Mayor of Casterbridge opens with a shocking and haunting scene: In a drunken rage, Michael Henchard sells his wife and daughter to a visiting sailor at a local fair. When they return to Casterbridge some nineteen years later, Henchard—having gained power and success as... Read more >
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Washington Square

Written by Henry James


Format: Hardcover, 232 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: February 5, 2013
Price: $22.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-96142-6 (0-307-96142-7)

Washington Square is one of Henry James’s most appealing and popular novels, with the most straightforward plot and style of any of his works.

Set in the genteel New York of James’s early childhood, it is a tale of cruelty laced with comedy. Dr. Austin Sloper is a wealthy and domineering... Read more >
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Kim

Written by Rudyard Kipling
Introduction by Pankaj Mishra


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: February 10, 2004
Price: $8.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7134-7 (0-8129-7134-5)

This edition features newly commissioned end-notes and a Reading Group Guide.

Filled with lyrical, exotic prose and nostalgia for Rudyard Kipling’s native India, Kim is widely acknowledged as the author’s greatest novel and a key element in his winning the 1907 Nobel Prize in Literature. It is the tale of an orphaned... Read more >
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Sons and Lovers

Written by D. H. Lawrence


Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: November 26, 1991
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-40572-6 (0-679-40572-0)

Introduction by David Ellis

"No other writer with his imaginative standing has in our time written books that are so open to life."—Alfred Kazin

"There is no novel in english literature which comes so close to the skin of life of working class people, for it records their feelings in their own terms."—V... Read more >

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Lady Chatterley's Lover

Written by D.H. Lawrence
Introduction by Kathryn Harrison


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 11, 2001
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75800-3 (0-375-75800-3)

Inspired by the long-standing affair between Frieda, Lawrence’s German wife, and an Italian peasant who eventually became her third husband, Lady Chatterley’s Lover is the story of Constance Chatterley, who, while trapped in an unhappy marriage to an aristocratic mine owner whose war wounds have left him paralyzed and impotent, has... Read more >
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Lady Chatterley's Lover

Written by D.H. Lawrence


Format: Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: November 1, 1983
Price: $5.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-21262-4 (0-553-21262-1)

Lyric and sensual, D.H. Lawrence's last novel is one of the major works of fiction of the twentieth century. Filled with scenes of intimate beauty, explores the emotions of a lonely woman trapped in a sterile marriage and her growing love for the robust gamekeeper of her husband's estate. The most... Read more >
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The Lost Girl
A Novel
Written by D.H. Lawrence
Introduction by Lee Siegel


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 21, 2003
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6997-9 (0-8129-6997-9)

The Lost Girl, D. H. Lawrence’s forgotten novel, is a passionate tale of longing and sexual defiance, of devastation and destitution.

Alvina Houghton, the daughter of a widowed Midlands draper, comes of age just as her father’s business is failing. In a desperate attempt to regain his fortune and secure his daughter’s... Read more >
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