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Wolf Solent

Written by John Cowper Powys


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 24, 1998
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70307-2 (0-375-70307-1)

First published in 1929, John Cowper Powys's novel of eros and ideas was compared with works by Shakespeare, Thomas Hardy, and D.H. Lawrence. Wolf Solent remains wholly unrivaled in its deft and risky balance of mysticism and social comedy, ecstatic contemplation of nature and unblinking observation of human folly and desire.

Forsaking... Read more >

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The Friendly Young Ladies

Written by Mary Renault


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 13, 2003
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71421-4 (0-375-71421-9)

Set in 1937, The Friendly Young Ladies is a romantic comedy of off-Bloomsbury bohemia. Sheltered, naïve, and just eighteen, Elsie leaves the stifling environment of her parents’ home in Cornwall to seek out her sister, Leo, who had run away nine years earlier. She finds Leo sharing a houseboat, and a... Read more >

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Angel

Written by Elizabeth Taylor
Introduction by Hilary Mantel


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: February 14, 2012
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-497-5 (1-59017-497-6)

Perhaps every novelist harbors a monster at heart, an irrepressible and utterly irresponsible fantasist, not to mention a born and ingenious liar, without which all her art would go for naught. Angel, at any rate, is the story of such a monster. Angelica Deverell lives above her diligent drab mother’s grocery... Read more >
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A Game of Hide and Seek

Written by Elizabeth Taylor
Introduction by Caleb Crain


Format: Trade Paperback, 328 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: February 14, 2012
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-496-8 (1-59017-496-8)

The mid-twentieth century British novelist Elizabeth Taylor numbered among her admirers Elizabeth Bowen, Ivy Compton-Burnett, and Kingsley Amis. She also regularly published stories in The New Yorker for close to two decades. For all that, her work, as steely as it is delicate, remains the secret of a small number of... Read more >
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The Enchanted April

Written by Elizabeth von Arnim
Introduction by Cathleen Schine


Format: Trade Paperback, 376 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: April 3, 2007
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-225-4 (1-59017-225-6)

The four women at the center of The Enchanted April are alike only in their dissatisfaction with their everyday lives. They find each other–and the castle of their dreams–through a classified ad in a London newspaper one rainy February afternoon. The ladies expect a pleasant holiday, but they don’t anticipate that... Read more >
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The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds

Written by H.G. Wells
Introduction by Margaret Drabble


Format: Hardcover, 472 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: August 3, 2010
Price: $27.50
ISBN: 978-0-307-59384-9 (0-307-59384-3)

Gathered together in one hardcover volume: three timeless novels from the founding father of science fiction.

The first great novel to imagine time travel, The Time Machine (1895) follows its scientist narrator on an incredible journey that takes him finally to Earth’s last moments—and perhaps his own. The scientist who discovers how... Read more >
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The Best of Wodehouse
An Anthology
Written by P.G. Wodehouse


Format: Hardcover, 840 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: June 19, 2007
Price: $32.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-26661-3 (0-307-26661-3)

With a New Introduction by John Mortimer

P.G. Wodehouse (1881-1975) was perhaps the most widely acclaimed British humorist of the twentieth century. Throughout his career, he brilliantly examined the complex and idiosyncratic nature of English upper-crust society with hilarious insight and wit. The works in this volume provide a wonderful introduction... Read more >

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Mrs. Dalloway

Written by Virginia Woolf


Format: Hardcover, 264 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: February 23, 1993
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-42042-2 (0-679-42042-8)

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The Voyage Out

Written by Virginia Woolf
Introduction by Michael Cunningham


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: May 8, 2001
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75727-3 (0-375-75727-9)

Published to acclaim in England in 1915 and in America five years later, The Voyage Out marks Woolf’s beginning as one of the twentieth century’s most brilliant and prolific writers.

Less formally experimental than her later novels, The Voyage Out nonetheless clearly lays bare the poetic style and innovative technique—with its multiple... Read more >
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