Classics

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  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass (Penguin Clothbound Classics)

    Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

    Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. 'I had sent my heroine straight down a rabbit-hole without the least idea what was to happen afterwards,' wrote Dodgson, describing how Alice was conjured up one 'golden afternoon' in 1862 to entertain his child-friend Alice Liddell. In the magical world of Wonderland and the back-to-front Looking-Glass kingdom, order is turned upside-down: a baby turns into a pig; time is abandoned at a tea-party; and a chaotic game of chess makes a 7-year-old a Queen.

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  • Anne of Green Gables (Seasons Edition -- Fall)

    Anne of Green Gables, by L.M. Montgomery, one of literature’s most beloved stories, is now available in a fine exclusive collector’s edition featuring a laser-cut jacket on a textured book with foil stamping, making it ideal for fiction lovers and book collectors alike. Each collectible volume will be the perfect addition to any well-appointed library.


    The Anne of Green Gables Seasons Edition--Fall:



    • Presents L.M. Montgomery’s beloved novel, widely viewed as a shining example of the quintessential children’s novel, though readers of all ages have fallen in love with Anne, the Cuthbert siblings, and all of their friends

    • Explores such important themes as imagination vs. reality, the pressures of social expectations, and the differences between true emotion and mere sentimentality

    • Is ideal for special-edition book collectors, fans of literary fiction and classic literature, and people who love both the book and the cinematic adaptations it inspired


    Whether you’re buying this as a gift or as a self-purchase, this remarkable limited edition features:



    • Beautiful hardcover with a distinctive one-of-a-kind, high-end/high-treatment laser-cut jacket, perfect for standing out on any discerning fiction-lover’s bookshelf

    • Trim Size: 6 x 9

    • Beautiful decorative interior pages featuring pull quotes distributed throughout

    • An exquisite matching laser-cut bookmark

    • Part of a 4-volume Fall Seasons series including Sense and Sensibility, Dracula, and Shakespeare in Autumn: Select Plays and the Complete Sonnets.


    When 11-year-old orphan Anne Shirley is mistakenly sent to live with siblings Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert on their farm, she finds herself in a real home for the first time in her life. But fiery, spirited Anne certainly isn’t the sturdy boy they had planned to adopt. Despite her mischief and affinity for finding trouble, the longer Anne stays at Green Gables, the harder it is for the Cuthberts to imagine life without her.


    Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery (Seasons Edition--Fall) is one of four titles available in this collection. The Fall season set also will include Sense and Sensibility, Dracula, and Shakespeare in Autumn: Select Plays and the Complete Sonnets.

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  • Anne of Ingleside (Anne of Green Gables #6)

    Anne is the mother of five, with never a dull  moment in her lively home. And now with a new baby on  the way and insufferable Aunt Mary Maria visiting  -- and wearing out her welcome -- Anne's life is  full to bursting.

    Still Mrs. Doctor can't  think of any place she'd rather be than her own  beloved Ingleside. Until the day she begins to worry  that her adored Gilbert doesn't love her anymore.  How could that be? She may be a little older, but  she's still the same irrepressible, irreplaceable  redhead -- the wonderful Anne of Green Gables, all  grown up. . . She's ready to make her cherished  husband fall in love with her all over again!

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  • Anne's House of Dreams (Anne of Green Gables #5)

    Anne's own true love, Gilbert Blythe, is finally a doctor, and in the sunshine of the old orchard, among their dearest friends, they are about to speak their vows. Soon the happy couple will be bound for a new life together and their own dream house, on the misty purple shores of Four Winds Harbor.

    A new life means fresh problems to solve, fresh surprises. Anne and Gilbert will make new friends and meet their neighbors: Captain Jim, the lighthouse attendant, with his sad stories of the sea; Miss Cornelia Bryant, the lady who speaks from the heart -- and speaks her mind; and the tragically beautiful Leslie Moore, into whose dark life Anne shines a brilliant light.

    The original, unabridged text

    A specially commissioned biography of L. M. Montgomery

    A map of Prince Edward Island

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  • Around the World in Eighty Days (Penguin Clothbound Classics)
    Jules Verne's most famous adventure, now in a beautiful clothbound edition A Pengun Classic Hardcover

    Verne's classic novel of global voyaging

    One night in the reform club, Phileas Fogg bets his companions that he can travel across the globe in just eighty days. Breaking the well-established routine of his daily life, he immediately sets off for Dover with his astonished valet Passepartout. Passing through exotic lands and dangerous locations, they seize whatever transportation is at hand - whether train or elephant - overcoming set-backs and always racing against the clock.

    For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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  • Emma (Seasons Edition -- Spring)

    A fine exclusive edition of one of literature’s most beloved stories. Featuring a laser-cut jacket on a textured book with foil stamping, all titles in this series will be first editions. No more than 10,000 copies will be printed, and each will be individually numbered from 1 to 10,000.


    She wished she might be able to keep him from an absolute declaration. That would be so very painful a conclusion of their present acquaintance! and yet, she could not help rather anticipating something decisive. She felt as if the spring would not pass without bringing a crisis, an event, a something to alter her present composed and tranquil state.


    Beautiful, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse is perfectly content with her single life and sees no need for neither love nor marriage. However, nothing delights her more than interfering in the romantic lives of others. But when she ignores the warnings of her good friend, Mr. Knightley and attempts to arrange a suitable match for her protégée, Harriet Smith, her carefully laid plans soon unravel and have consequences that she never expected.


    Emma (Seasons Edition--Spring) is one of four titles available in March 2021. The spring season also will include The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Secret Garden, and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

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  • Farmer Boy (Little House #2)

    Revisit one of the most beloved books in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s classic Little House series with this gorgeous hardcover, unjacketed edition of Farmer Boy, featuring a special foreword from Ree Drummond, all-new iconic cover art, and no interior art.


    While Laura Ingalls grows up in a little house on the western prairie, Almanzo Wilder is living on a big farm in New York State. Almanzo and his brother and sisters help with the summer planting and fall harvest. In winter there is wood to be chopped and great slabs of ice to be cut from the river and stored. Almanzo wishes for just one thing—his very own horse—but he must prove that he is ready for such a big responsibility.


    Based on the childhood of Laura’s husband, Almanzo Wilder, Farmer Boy is the second book in the award-winning Little House series, which has captivated generations of readers with its depiction of life on the American frontier.

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  • Frankenstein (Pretty Books - Painted Editions)

    This frightening classic tale is now available in an exclusive collector's edition, featuring beautiful cover art from artist Laci Fowler and decorative interior pages, making it ideal for fiction lovers and book collectors alike.


    Beloved by horror fans across the globe, Frankenstein explores the terror of what happens when humanity plays God. This time-honored classic is now available as an exclusive collector's edition.


    Whether you're buying it as a gift or for yourself, this remarkable edition features:



    • A beautiful, high-end hardcover featuring Laci Fowler’s distinctive hand-painted art

    • Decorative interior pages featuring pull quotes throughout

    • Matching ribbon marker and gold page edges 

    • Part of a 4-volume collection including The Wonderful Wizard of OzThe Great Gatsby, and The Return of Sherlock Holmes


    Shattered by grief, the unstable Victor Frankenstein conducts a bizarre experiment, using electricity to shock inanimate matter and create an enormous man-like monster. Terrified by his own actions, Victor abandons his creation to the wilderness. Years later, the intelligent and hideous Creature finds his creator and demands his right to happiness. A tragedy of murderous rage and the fatal consequences of revenge, Mary Shelley's iconic novel has been terrifying readers since the nineteenth century.


    Exploring the dark themes of birth and creation, loneliness, ambition, and the destructive power of revenge, this unique collector’s edition presents Shelley’s frightening tale of otherworldly adventures in a giftable new way.

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  • Friendship Word Cloud Boxed Set

    Books are friends you can always count on.

    Find new friendships in literature with this exclusively selected boxed set! Four special-edition Word Cloud Classics are included: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-GlassAnne of Green GablesLittle Women, and The Secret Garden. Readers will be proud to display these works on their bookshelf when not following Alice down the rabbit hole, growing up with Anne in Avonlea, suffering through life’s dramas with the March sisters, or discovering secret hideaways with Mary and Colin—and the montage of flowers spread across the spines is sure to provoke many an interesting conversation.

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  • H. P. Lovecraft Cthulhu Mythos Tales (Word Cloud Classics)

    The complete Cthulhu Mythos by master horror writer H. P. Lovecraft in one volume.

    The Cthulhu Mythos is a collection of 23 loosely connected short stories by H. P. Lovecraft, one of the earliest masters of dark fantasy and horror. From "Dagon" to "The Call of Cthulhu" to "The Haunter of the Dark," each story connects to the ancient cosmic entities known as the Great Old Ones, buried in a deep sleep beneath the earth and incomprehensible to mankind. For the few mortals who dare to glimpse this unknowable world, the result is a complete disconnection from what was once considered reality. Lovecraft's stories are grim, fantastical, dark, horrifying—and yet endlessly fascinating.

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  • Little House on the Prairie (Little House #3)

    Revisit one of the most beloved books in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s classic Little House series with this gorgeous hardcover, unjacketed edition of Little House on the Prairie, featuring new, iconic cover art, no interior art, and a special foreword.


    When Laura Ingalls and her family leave their little house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin, they head west for the open prairie skies of Kansas Territory. They travel for many days in their covered wagon until they find the perfect spot for Pa to build them a new home. Soon they are planting and plowing, hunting wild ducks and turkeys, and gathering grass for their cows. But just when they begin to feel settled, they are caught in the middle of a dangerous conflict.


    Based on the real-life adventures of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House on the Prairie is the third book in the award-winning Little House series, which has captivated generations of readers with its depiction of life on the American frontier.

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  • Little Women (Penguin Vitae)

    Louisa May Alcott's iconic novel-the beloved portrait of a nineteenth-century New England family in wartime

    The classic story of the March family, Little Women has been adored for generations. Now in a vibrant new deluxe edition with an introduction by Jane Smiley and a cover by Julie Doucet, the novel follows the lives of four sisters-tomboyish Jo, beautiful Meg, fragile Beth, and romantic Amy-as they come of age while their father is fighting in the Civil War. Since 1868, readers have rooted for Laurie in his pursuit of Jo's hand, cried over the family's tragedy, and dreamed of traveling through Europe with old Aunt March and Amy. In this simple, enthralling tale, Louisa May Alcott has created four of American literature's most beloved women.

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  • Madame Bovary (Penguin Drop Caps)

    From A to Z, the Penguin Drop Caps series collects 26 unique hardcovers—featuring cover art by type superstar Jessica Hische

    It all begins with a letter. Fall in love with Penguin Drop Caps, a new series of twenty-six collectible and gift-worthy hardcover editions, each with a type cover showcasing a gorgeously illustrated letter of the alphabet by superstar type designer Jessica Hische, whose work has appeared everywhere from Tiffany & Co. to Wes Anderson's film Moonrise Kingdom to Penguin's own bestsellers Committed and Rules of Civility. A collaboration between Jessica Hische and Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley,  the series design encompasses foil-stamped paper-over-board cases in a rainbow-hued spectrum across all twenty-six book spines and a decorative stain on all three paper edges. Penguin Drop Caps debuts with an “A” for Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, a “B” for Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre, and a “C” for Willa Cather’s My Ántonia, and continues with more classics from Penguin.

    F is for Flaubert. Emma Bovary is the original desperate housewife. Beautiful but bored, she is married to the provincial doctor Charles Bovary yet harbors dreams of an elegant and passionate life. Escaping into sentimental novels, she finds her fantasies dashed by the tedium of her days. Motherhood proves to be a burden; religion is only a brief distraction. In an effort to make her life everything she believes it should be, she spends lavishly on clothes and on her home and embarks on two disappointing affairs. Soon heartbroken and crippled by debts, Emma takes drastic action with tragic consequences for her husband and daughter. When published in 1857, Madame Bovary was deemed so lifelike that many women claimed they were the model for its heroine. Today the novel is considered the first masterpiece of realist fiction. In this landmark translation of Flaubert’s masterwork, Lydia Davis honors the nuances and particulars of a style that has long beguiled readers of French, giving new life in English to the book that redefined the novel as an art form.

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  • Moby-Dick: or, The Whale (Penguin Drop Caps)

    From A to Z, the Penguin Drop Caps series collects 26 unique hardcovers—featuring cover art by Jessica Hische

    It all begins with a letter. Fall in love with Penguin Drop Caps, a new series of twenty-six collectible and hardcover editions, each with a type cover showcasing a gorgeously illustrated letter of the alphabet. In a design collaboration between Jessica Hische and Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, the series features unique cover art by Hische, a superstar in the world of type design and illustration, whose work has appeared everywhere from Tiffany & Co. to Wes Anderson's recent film Moonrise Kingdom to Penguin's own bestsellers Committed and Rules of Civility. With exclusive designs that have never before appeared on Hische's hugely popular Daily Drop Cap blog, the Penguin Drop Caps series debuted with an 'A' for Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, a 'B' for Charlotte Brönte's Jane Eyre, and a 'C' for Willa Cather's My Ántonia. It continues with more perennial classics, perfect to give as elegant gifts or to showcase on your own shelves.

    M is for Melville, who wrote of his masterpiece, "It is the horrible texture of a fabric that should be woven of ships' cables and hawsers. A Polar wind blows through it, and birds of prey hover over it." In part, Moby-Dick is the story of an eerily compelling madman pursuing an unholy war against a creature as vast and dangerous and unknowable as the sea itself. But more than just a novel of adventure, more than an encyclopedia of whaling lore and legend, Moby-Dick is a haunting, mesmerizing, and important social commentary populated with several of the most unforgettable and enduring characters in literature. Written with wonderfully redemptive humor, Moby-Dick is a profound and timeless inquiry into character, faith, and the nature of perception.

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  • Monkey King: Journey to the West (Penguin Classics Hardcover)

    A Chinese Lord of the Rings and one of the all-time great fantasy novels--which Neil Gaiman has said "is in the DNA of 1.5 billion people"--now in a thrilling new one-volume translation

    A Penguin Classics Hardcover


    A shape-shifting trickster on a kung-fu quest for eternal life, Monkey King is one of the most memorable superheroes in world literature. High-spirited and omni-talented, he amasses dazzling weapons and skills on his journey to immortality: a gold-hooped staff that can grow as tall as the sky and shrink to the size of a needle; the ability to travel 108,000 miles in a single somersault. A master of subterfuge, he can transform himself into whomever or whatever he chooses and turn each of his body's 84,000 hairs into an army of clones. But his penchant for mischief repeatedly gets him into trouble, and when he raids Heaven's Orchard of Immortal Peaches and gorges himself on the elixirs of the gods, the Buddha pins him beneath a mountain, freeing him only five hundred years later for a chance to redeem himself: He is to protect the pious monk Tripitaka on his fourteen-year journey to India in search of precious Buddhist sutras that will bring enlightenment to the Chinese empire.

    Joined by two other fallen immortals--Pigsy, a rice-loving pig able to fly with its ears, and Sandy, a depressive man-eating river-sand monster--Monkey King undergoes eighty-one trials, doing battle with Red Boy, Princess Jade-Face, the Monstress Dowager, and all manner of dragons, ogres, wizards, and femmes fatales, navigating the perils of Fire-Cloud Cave, the River of Flowing Sand, the Water-Crystal Palace, and Casserole Mountain, and being serially captured, lacquered, sautéed, steamed, and liquefied, but always hatching an ingenious plan to get himself and his fellow pilgrims out of their latest jam.

    Monkey King: Journey to the West is at once a rollicking adventure, a comic satire of Chinese bureaucracy, and a spring of spiritual insight. With this new translation, the irrepressible rogue hero of one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature has the potential to vault, with his signature cloud-somersault and unerring sense for fun, into the hearts of millions of Americans.

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  • Rainbow Valley (Anne of Green Gables #7)

    Anne Shirley is grown up, has married her beloved  Gilbert and now is the mother of six mischievous  children.

    These boys and girls discover a  special place all their own, but they never dream  of what will happen when the strangest family  moves into an old nearby mansion. The Meredith clan is  two boys and two girls, with minister father but  no mother -- and a runaway girl named Mary Vance.  Soon the Meredith kids join Anne's children in  their private hideout to carry out their plans to save  Mary from the orphanage, to help the lonely  minister find happiness, and to keep a pet rooster from  the soup pot. There's always an adventure brewing  in the sun-dappled world of Rainbow Valley.

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  • Rilla of Ingleside (Anne of Green Gables #8)

    Anne's children were almost grown up, except for  pretty, high-spirited Rilla. No one could resist  her bright hazel eyes and dazzling smile. Rilla,  almost fifteen, can't think any further ahead than  going to her very first dance at the Four Winds  lighthouse and getting her first kiss from  handsome

    Kenneth Ford. But undreamed-of challenges  await the irrepressible Rilla when the world of  Ingleside becomes endangered by a far-off war. Her  brothers go off to fight, and Rilla brings home an  orphaned newborn in a soup tureen. She is swept into  a drama that tests her courage and leaves her changed forever.

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  • Sanditon and Other Stories

    In time for the highly-awaited TV series, a new edition of Jane Austen's delightful final work, set in a newly established seaside resort with a glorious cast of hypochondriacs and speculators

    In the final months of Jane Austen's life, she began work on a new novel about social drama in the small seaside town of Sanditon, once a small fishing village and now a bustling spa town. In the story of Charlotte Heywood, a new arrival, Austen she contemplated a changing society with a mixture of skepticism and amusement, and notably crafted her only character of color in the mixed-race heiress Miss Lambe. Though unfinished at the time of her death, it is a key work for readers of Jane Austen, and all the moreso with a major upcoming TV adaptation. This volume includes Sanditon, as well as two other lesser-known works, Lady Susan and The Watsons. The early epistolary novel Lady Susan depicts an unscrupulous coquette, toying with several men. And The Watsons is a delightful fragment, whose spirited heroine, Emma, finds her marriage opportunities restricted by poverty and pride. With three vital and less familiar works by one of the most important novelists in the English language, this book is a must-have for Austen fans.

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  • Selected Works of H. G. Wells (Word Cloud Classics)

    Dive into three captivating novels from a pioneer in the genre of science fiction: The Time MachineThe Invisible Man, and The War in the Air.

    The stories of H. G. Wells have engrossed readers for more than a century by incorporating fantastic, otherworldly elements into the lives of ordinary people. Selected Works of H. G. Wells includes three of the author’s most notable works: The Time MachineThe Invisible Man, and The War in the Air. As one of the earliest masters of science fiction, Wells was well known for blending futuristic plots with relevant social commentary, endearing him to readers across many generations.

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  • Sense and Sensibility (Seasons Edition -- Fall)

    Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen, one of literature’s most beloved stories of love, marriage, and social mores, is now available in a fine exclusive collector’s edition featuring a laser-cut jacket on a textured book with foil stamping, making it ideal for fiction lovers and book collectors alike. Each collectible volume will be the perfect addition to any well-appointed library.


    The Sense and Sensibility Seasons Edition--Fall:



    • Presents Jane Austen’s beloved classic, widely regarded as a preeminent example of Romantic epistolary fiction, and after Pride and Prejudice, solidifying Austen’s place in literature’s pantheon of great writers

    • Explores such important themes as the legal ramifications of love and marriage in high society, sense (rationalism) vs. sensibility (emotionalism), gender roles in the eighteenth century, and the deleterious effects of wealth and greed on relationships

    • Is ideal for special-edition book collectors, fans of literary fiction and classic literature, and people who love both the book and the cinematic adaptations it inspired


    Whether you’re buying this as a gift or as a self-purchase, this remarkable limited edition features:



    • Beautiful hardcover with a distinctive one-of-a-kind, high-end/high-treatment laser-cut jacket, perfect for standing out on any discerning fiction-lover’s bookshelf

    • Trim Size: 6 x 9

    • Beautiful decorative interior pages featuring pull quotes distributed throughout

    • An exquisite matching laser-cut bookmark

    • Part of a 4-volume Fall Seasons series including Anne of Green Gables, Dracula, and Shakespeare in Autumn: Select Plays and the Complete Sonnets.


    For Elinor Dashwood, sensible and sensitive, and her romantic, impetuous younger sister Marianne, the prospect of marrying the men they love appears remote. In a world ruled by money and self-interest, the Dashwood sisters have neither fortune nor connections. Concerned for others and for social proprieties, Elinor is ill-equipped to compete with self-centered fortune-hunters like Lucy Steele, while Marianne's unswerving belief in the truth of her own feelings makes her more dangerously susceptible to the designs of unscrupulous men.


    Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (Seasons Edition--Fall) is one of four titles available in the Fall Seasons series. The Fall collection also includes Anne of Green Gables, Dracula, and Shakespeare in Autumn: Select Plays and the Complete Sonnets.

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  • Shakespeare in Autumn (Seasons Edition -- Fall): Select Plays and the Complete Sonnets

    Shakespeare in Autumn: Select Plays and the Complete Sonnets, by William Shakespeare, the greatest writer in the English language, is available in a fine exclusive collector’s edition featuring a laser-cut jacket on a textured book with foil stamping, making it ideal for fiction lovers and book collectors alike. Each collectible volume will be the perfect addition to any well-appointed library.


    The Shakespeare in Autumn Seasons Edition--Fall:



    • Features selected works from William Shakespeare, history’s greatest and most influential writer of the English language. His poetry and plays have been recited and studied for generation upon generation and remain iconic works of literature

    • Presents a small yet wide-reaching collection of the Bard’s finest works, including The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s DreamAs You Like ItTwelfth Night, and the complete sonnets

    • Is distinctively and seasonally nuanced for autumnal reading

    • Explores such important themes as love and romance, the economic ramifications of marriage, the immutable irreversibility of fate, the destructive nature of jealousy, the power dynamics of relationships, and the absurdity of ambition

    • Is ideal for special-edition book collectors, fans of literary fiction and classic literature, Anglophiles, and people who love all things Shakespearean and the many cinematic adaptations of the Bard’s work


    Whether you’re buying this as a gift or as a self-purchase, this remarkable limited edition features:



    • Beautiful hardcover with a distinctive one-of-a-kind, high-end/high-treatment laser-cut jacket, perfect for standing out on any discerning fiction-lover’s bookshelf

    • Trim Size: 6 x 9

    • Beautiful decorative interior pages featuring pull quotes distributed throughout

    • An exquisite matching laser-cut bookmark

    • Part of a 4-volume Fall Seasons series including Anne of Green Gables, Dracula, and Sense and Sensibility


    William Shakespeare has been lauded as one of history’s greatest and most influential writers of the English language. His poems and plays have been recited and studied for generations, and remain iconic works of literature. Shakespeare in Autumn includes a nuanced selection of Shakespeare’s finest works, including:



    • A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    • Twelfth Night

    • As You Like It

    • The Taming of the Shrew

    • Romeo and Juliet

    • The Sonnets


    Shakespeare in Autumn: Select Plays and the Complete Sonnets by William Shakespeare (Seasons Edition--Fall) is one of four titles available in the Fall Seasons series. The Fall collection also includes Anne of Green Gables, Dracula, and Sense and Sensibility.

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  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

    The inspiration for the major motion picture The Green Knight starring Dev Patel.

    An early English poem of magic, chivalry and seduction 


    Composed during the fourteenth century in the English Midlands, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight describes the events that follow when a mysterious green-coloured knight rides into King Arthur's Camelot in deep mid-winter. The mighty knight presents a challenge to the court: he will allow himself to be struck by one blow, on the condition that he will be allowed to return the strike on the following New Year's Eve. Sir Gawain takes up the challenge, decapitating the stranger - only to see the Green Knight seize up his own severed head and ride away, leaving Gawain to seek him out and honour their pact. Blending Celtic myth and Christian faith, Gawain is among the greatest Middle English poems: a tale of magic, chivalry and seduction.

    For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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  • Tarzan Of The Apes And The Return Of Tarzan (Knickerbocker Classics)

    Edgar Rice Burroughs' first two Tarzan books in one volume!


    Tarzan of the Apes (1912)and The Return of Tarzan (1913) recount the adventures of John Clayton, a man who was raised by apes after the death of his parents. Clayton was renamed "Tarzan" by the apes, and grew up in the wild without knowledge of his humanity. Both novels are classic examples of American pulp fiction, portraying Tarzan as the quintessential strong, wild, able-bodied hero.


    This elegantly designed clothbound edition features an elastic closure and a new introduction.

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  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Seasons Edition -- Summer)

    A fine exclusive edition of one of literature’s most beloved stories. Featuring a laser-cut jacket on a textured book with foil stamping, all titles in this series will be first editions. No more than 10,000 copies will be printed, and each will be individually numbered from 1 to 10,000. * Now with bonus bookmark!


    When I got there it was all still and Sunday-like, and hot and sunshiny; the hands was gone to the fields; and there was that kind of faint dronings of bugs and lies in the air that makes it seem so lonesome and like everybody’s dead and gone …


    In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, a thirteen-year-old boy, Huck, is in search of adventure on the beautiful shores of the Mississippi River.


    When Huck escapes kidnapping by his own drunken father, he decides to find a canoe to shove off down the river, leaving behind his life of confinement and civilization. Soon Huck comes across Jim, Miss Watson's slave. While traveling down the river, Huck and Jim have many adventures, but more importantly, during many long talks, they become the best of friends, both in search of freedom. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is regarded by many critics and scholars to be the first “Great American novel”.


    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Seasons Edition--Summer) is one of four titles available in June 2020. The summer season also will include Jane Eyre, Persuasion, and The Wonderland Collection.

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  • The Adventures of Pinocchio (Penguin Classics)

    A revelatory new edition of the most translated Italian book in the world--soon to be *two* major motion pictures: a Netflix animated version co-directed and co-written by Guillermo del Toro and voiced by Ewan McGregor, Cate Blanchett, and Tilda Swinton, and a Disney Plus live-action version directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks, Cynthia Erivo, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lorraine Bracco, and Keegan-Michael Key


    A Penguin Classic


    Carved from a piece of wood by the old carpenter Geppetto, the puppet Pinocchio comes to life and immediately starts to misbehave. But while this beloved character has achieved literary immortality, the novel has been widely misunderstood. Pinocchio has a penchant for lying, to be sure, but it’s when he avoids going to school that he repeatedly gets into trouble. The Adventures of Pinocchio is thus not a cautionary tale about lying but an unusually timely fable for our increasingly authoritarian times--a story about the importance of education and of preventing others from pulling our strings.
     
    This effervescent new translation captures the antic spirit that makes the mischievous, egotistical, and easily distracted Pinocchio a late nineteenth-century prototype for the likes of Bart Simpson. Featuring copious annotations informed by the translators’ deep knowledge of Italy, it reveals the novel to be not only a subversively entertaining children’s book but also a sophisticated satire reflecting the author’s concern for the social inequality of his time and his belief that duty to others is at the core of our humanity.

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  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Seasons Edition--Spring)

    A fine exclusive edition of one of literature’s most beloved stories. Featuring a laser-cut jacket on a textured book with foil stamping, all titles in this series will be first editions. No more than 10,000 copies will be printed, and each will be individually numbered from 1 to 10,000.


    It was a perfect day, with a bright sun and a few fleecy clouds in the heavens. The trees and wayside hedges were just throwing out their first green shoots, and the air was full of the pleasant smell of the moist earth. To me at least there was a strange contrast between the sweet promise of the spring and this sinister quest upon which we were engaged. 


    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twelve stories written by Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring his iconic detective. Venture back in time to Victorian London to join literature's greatest detective team — the brilliant Sherlock Holmes and his devoted assistant, Dr. Watson — as they investigate a dozen of their best-known cases. Originally published in 1892, featured tales include several of the author's personal favorites: "A Scandal in Bohemia" — in which a king is blackmailed by a former lover and Holmes matches wits with the only woman to attract his open admiration — plus "The Speckled Band," "The Red-Headed League," and "The Five Orange Pips." Additional mysteries include "The Blue Carbuncle," "The Engineer’s Thumb," "The Beryl Coronet," "The Copper Beeches," and others.


    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Seasons Edition--Spring) is one of four titles available in March 2021. The spring season also will include Emma, The Secret Garden, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

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  • The Archeologist and Selected Sea Stories

    Translated into English for the first time, The Archeologist is a landmark of Greek national literature, and an important document in the history of archeology and classicism. Published for the bicentennial year of the outbreak of the Greek War of Independence.

    A Penguin Classic


    The year 2021 marks the bicentennial of the outbreak of the Greek War of Independence. This historical milestone provides the impetus for a new period of intensified reflection on the past, present, and future of Greece, especially in light of recent financial and humanitarian challenges the country has found itself facing: the debt crisis that began in the last days of 2009 and the migration crisis five years later. These crises had already stirred renewed and often animated debate about Greek national identity, especially in relation to Europe, and the legacy of classical antiquity remains central to how that relationship is imagined. Where does Greece fit into the modern world and what role, if any, should its celebrated and idealized antiquity play in the country's national identity? More than a century ago, Karkavitsas's The Archeologist (1904) helped to articulate and frame these kinds of questions. The work is an allegory of Greek nationalism that is stylized as a folktale about Aristodemus and Dimitrakis Eumorphopoulos, two brothers and descendants of the illustrious Eumorphopoulos line. For centuries, the family had been persecuted by the Khan family, but when the Khan dynasty starts to topple, the Eumorphopoulos family resolves to regain their ancestral lands and restore their line's ancient glory. Yet the two brothers disagree about the best path forward into the future. Aristodemus insists, to the point of mania, that they must look only to the ancient past—to the family's ancient language, texts, religion, and monuments; Dimitrakis, on the other hand, exuberantly embraces the present. The Archeologist, however, attempts to map and dramatize the tensions that were violently brewing in the Balkans at the turn of the twentieth century and which, within a decade of the work's publication, would contribute to the outbreak of World War I. Also included in this edition are a selection of "sea tales," which Karkavitsas heard from sailors during his extensive time aboard ships in the Mediterranean. Considered as indigenous to Greek literature, the four sea stories represent some of the best known of the Tales from the Prow. "The Gorgon," one of Karkavitsas's shortest sea stories, is also one of the most famous.

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  • The Canterbury Tales (Penguin Clothbound Classics)

    One of the great masterworks of English literature, in a gorgeous new clothbound edition

    In The Canterbury Tales Chaucer created one of the great touchstones of English literature, a masterly collection of chivalric romances, moral allegories, and low farce. A storytelling competition between a group of pilgrims from all walks of life is the occasion for a series of tales that range from the Knight’s account of courtly love and the ebullient Wife of Bath’s Arthurian legend, to the ribald anecdotes of the Miller and the Cook. Nevill Coghill’s masterly and vivid modern English verse translation is rendered with consummate skill to retain all the vigor and poetry of Chaucer’s fourteenth-century Middle English.

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  • The Divine Comedy: Anniversary Edition

    Dante's dramatic journey down the circles of Hell, up the mountain of Purgatory and through the spheres of Heaven in search of redemption – and his encounter with devils, monsters and the souls of sinners and saints – is one of the cornerstones of Western literature, the summit of medieval thinking and arguably the highest poetic achievement of all time.

    This 700th Anniversary Edition of The Divine Comedy is presented in a verse translation by acclaimed poet and prize-winning translator J.G. Nichols, together with extensive notes, illustrations by Gustave Doré and a critical apparatus focusing on the author's life and works.

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  • The Divine Comedy: Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

    A stunning 3-in-1 deluxe edition of one of the great works of Western literature

    An epic masterpiece and a foundational work of the Western canon, The Divine Comedy describes Dante's descent into Hell with Virgil as his guide; his ascent of Mount Purgatory and reunion with his dead love, Beatrice; and, finally, his arrival in Heaven. Examining questions of faith, desire, and enlightenment and furnished with semiautobiographical details, Dante's poem is a brilliantly nuanced and moving allegory of human redemption. This acclaimed blank verse translation is published here for the first time in a one-volume edition.

    For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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  • The Fairy Tales And Stories Of Hans Christian Andersen (Knickerbocker Classics)

    Let your imagination soar with this stunning gift edition of Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy tales!


    The Fairy Tales and Stories of Hans Christian Andersen is the next edition in the Knickerbocker Classic series, featuring works from the famous Danish poet. His classic works include fairy-tale favorites such as, "The Little Mermaid", "The Ugly Duckling", "The Princess and the Pea", "Thumbelina", and "The Emperor's New Clothes". Perfect for adults and children alike, The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen includes a ribbon marker to insure you'll never lose your place at bedtime. This stunning gift edition also has a full cloth binding, foil blocking on the spine, and is packaged neatly in an elegant slipcase.


     

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  • The Great Gatsby (Pretty Books - Painted Editions)

    One of literature's most decadent stories is now available in an exclusive collector's edition, featuring beautiful cover art from artist Laci Fowler and decorative interior pages, making it ideal for fiction lovers and book collectors alike.


    Beloved by fans across the globe, Fitzgerald's third novel The Great Gatsby exposes the dark side of the American Dream. This time-honored classic is now available as an exclusive collector's edition.


    Whether you're buying it as a gift or for yourself, this remarkable edition features:



    • A beautiful, high-end hardcover featuring Laci Fowler’s distinctive hand-painted art

    • Decorative interior pages featuring pull quotes throughout

    • Matching ribbon marker and gold page edges 

    • Part of a 4-volume collection including The Wonderful Wizard of OzFrankenstein, and The Return of Sherlock Holmes


    The Great Gatsby has been casting its hypnotic spell on readers since 1925, unveiling every decadence and overindulgence the "Roaring Twenties" label implies. Nick Carraway, Daisy and Tom Buchanan, Jordan Baker, and of course, Jay Gatsby himself weave a sordid tale of love and betrayal.


    Exploring the themes of social division, wealth and materialism, and excess, this unique collector’s edition presents Fitzgerald’s classic tale in a giftable new way.

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  • The Iliad (Penguin Clothbound Classics)
    by Homer
    The greatest literary achievement of Greek civilization, now in a gorgeous new clothbound edition

    Part of Penguin’s beautiful hardcover Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design.

    The Iliad is the first and the greatest literary achievement of Greek civilization—the cornerstone of Western culture and an epic poem without rival in world literature. The story centers on the critical events in the last year of the Trojan War, which lead to Achilleus’s killing of Hektor and the fall of Troy. But Homer's theme is not simply war or heroism. With compassion and humanity, he presents a universal and tragic view of the world: human life lived under the shadow of suffering and death set against a vast and largely unpitying divine background.



    This edition presents Penguin Classics founder E. V. Rieu's lively translation of Homer’s great epic.

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  • The Last Of The Mohicans (Knickerbocker Classics)

    James Fenimore Cooper’s classic novel The Last of the Mohicans is set in the British province of New York during the French and Indian War of 1754-1763.

    Far and away the most popular volume of Cooper’s Leatherstocking Tales pentalogy, this is the thrilling account of a bloody ambush of 500 to 1,500 Anglo-American troops who had honorably surrendered at Fort William Henry. The story shows the ensuing kidnapping of Colonel Munro’s two daughters, as well as their daring rescue by frontiersman Natty Bumppo, British soldier Duncan Heyward, and the last two members of the Mohican tribe.

    Exhilarating and horrifying, this vivid portrayal of life and death on the American frontier is now available as an elegantly designed clothbound edition with an elastic closure and a new introduction.

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  • The Penguin Book of Christmas Stories: From Hans Christian Andersen to Angela Carter

    The ultimate festive anthology of the best Christmas stories of all time, selected from around the world

    A Penguin Classics Hardcover

    This is a collection of the most magical, moving, chilling and surprising Christmas stories from around the world, taking us from frozen Nordic woods to glittering Paris, a New York speakeasy to an English country house, bustling Lagos to midnight mass in Rio, and even outer space.

    Here are classic tales from writers including Truman Capote, Shirley Jackson, Dylan Thomas, Saki and Chekhov, as well as little-known treasures such as Italo Calvino's wry sideways look at Christmas consumerism, Wolfdietrich Schnurre's story of festive ingenuity in Berlin, Selma Lagerlof's enchanted forest in Sweden, and Irène Nemerovsky's dark family portrait. Featuring santas, ghosts, trolls, unexpected guests, curmudgeons and miracles, here is Christmas as imagined by some of the greatest short story writers of all time.

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