The Complete Mapp and Lucia, Vol. 1

Sharply observant and wickedly funny, E.F. Benson’s six ‘Mapp and Lucia’ novels satirize the upper-middle-class social climbers in 1920s and ’30s rural England. Games of...

Romola

Set in the turbulent years following the death of Lorenzo de’ Medici, George Eliot’s fourth novel, Romola, moves the stage from the English countryside of the 19th century to...

Arsène Lupin versus Herlock Sholmes

The world’s greatest gentleman thief is back and this time he must summon all his brilliance and prowess to escape the clutches of his most worthy adversary: the master English...

La Dame aux Camélias

Dumas’s novel became one of the great love stories from its first publication in 1848. The title role of the consumptive heroine and her ultimate sacrifice inspired actresses...

Effi Briest

Often compared to Madame Bovary and Anna Karenina, Theodor Fontane’s Effi Briest tells the poignant story of a passionate and spontaneous young woman who becomes trapped in a...

The Masterpiece

Perhaps the most autobiographical of Zola's Rougon-Macquart cycle of novels, The Masterpiece is a hard, bleak, and raw portrait of unrecognized artistic genius. Claude Lantier,...

The Persian Expedition

In The Persian Expedition (also known as The March of the Ten Thousand and Anabasis), Xenophon, a disciple of Socrates, relates his experiences of fighting with the Greek...

The House of the Dead

Completed six years after Dostoyevsky's own term as a convict, The House of the Dead is a semi-autobiographical account of life in a Siberian prison camp, and the physical and...

The House of the Seven Gables

"To inherit a great fortune. To inherit a great misfortune."These words, from Nathaniel Hawthorne's notebook, neatly encapsulate the theme of The House of the Seven...

Zenos Conscience

Known for inspiring James Joyce's Leopold Bloom from Ulysses, Zeno Cosini is the bumbling yet charming alter ego of Italo Svevo, who here lays bare a hilarious litany of...

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