He edited two annotated volumes of Lovecraft's best work for Dell books the second with Peter H. He and David E. Schultz edited the collected poetry of Clark Ashton Smith , issued by Hippocampus Press 3 volumes, — and the collected poetry of George Sterling 3 volumes, Template:Unsourced Joshi has also edited books on atheism and social relations, including Documents of American Prejudice , an annotated collection of American racist writings; In Her Place , which collects written examples of prejudice against women; and Atheism: A Reader , which collects atheistic writings by, among others, Antony Flew , George Eliot , Bertrand Russell , Emma Goldman , Gore Vidal and Carl Sagan , among others.
Lewis , G. Chesterton , T. Eliot , William F. Buckley, Jr. The American Rationalist , billed as "The alternative to superstition and nonsense", is published by the Center for Inquiry. Joshi was raised in Illinois and Indiana. Currently he lives in Seattle, Washington.
Joshi has regularly reviewed in the horror field for the journals he has edited see above. In addition he reviewed for Necropsy: The Review of Horror Fiction edited by June Pulliam , the online sister journal to the print journal Necrofile see above. Sign In Don't have an account?
Start a Wiki. Contents [ show ]. Lovecraft: A Life. The H. Lovecraft Archive. Retrieved on The King of Weird unspecified pub.. New York: Hippocampus Press. Edited with an Introduction by Larzer Ziff This unflinching portrayal of the squalor and brutality of turn-of-the-century New York caused a scandal upon its initial publication in This volume also includes twelve other tales and sketches written between and Letters provides an invaluable view of the pre-Revolutionary and Revolutionary eras; Sketches details in vivid prose the physical setting in which American settlers created their history.
He came out as a gay man in , when the slightest sign of homosexuality shocked public sensibilities, and he did so with provocative flamboyance, determined to spread the message that homosexuality did not exclude him or anyone else from the human race. Dante Alighieri Dante Alighieri was born in Florence in to a noble but impoverished family. At twenty, he married Gemma Donati, by whom he had four children. He had first met his muse Bice Portinari, whom he immortalized as Beatrice, in , and when she died in he sought distraction by studying philosophy and theology and by writing La Vita Nuova.
During this time he became involved in the strife between the Guelfs and the Ghibellines, becoming a prominent White Guelf. When the Black Guelfs came to power in Dante was condemned to exile. He took refuge first in Verona and after wandering from place to place, as far as Paris, he settled in Ravenna. There he completed The Divine Comedy, which he had begun in about , if not later.
Dante died in Ravenna in Translated by Dorothy L. Translated with an Introduction by Dorothy L. Translated and Edited with an Introduction, Commentary, and Notes by Robin Kirkpatrick This brilliant new verse translation of the three canticles that comprise The Divine Comedy deftly blends poetry and scholarship to create a profoundly enlightened version of Dante that is also a joy to read. White, Edited with an Introduction by Ilan Stavans A unique and comprehensive anthology of the influential Nicaraguan writer, whose pioneering work made Latin American literature modern.
Porter and Peter W. He took his degree in and in the same year embarked on a five-year voyage on HMS Beagle as a companion to the captain. Some of his letters on scientific matters were privately published, and on his return he at once took his place among the leading men of science.
In he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. Most of the rest of his life was occupied in publishing the findings of the voyage and in documenting his theory of the transmutation of species: On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection appeared in He died in , and was buried in Westminster Abbey.
This special bicentennial edition features cover art by controversial artist Damien Hirst, befitting of a writer regarded as one of the most revolutionary figures in science. This delightful exploration of the traditions of French cooking includes recipes. Foreword by Julia Child One of the first books to demonstrate the range of Italian cuisine, this volume distinguishes the complex traditions of Tuscany, Sicily, Lombardy, Umbria, and many other regions. Magnus hones his skills, becomes better known, and even snags the starring role in a film about French illusionist Robert-Houdin.
David looks to Jungian analysis as the answer to his troubles, and along the way, he and a wonderful cast of characters help connect him to his past and to the death of his father. Robinson Crusoe Edited with an Introduction by John Richetti Robinson Crusoe runs away to sea and after a number of adventures is shipwrecked on an uninhabited island. There he remains for twenty years with his friendly cannibal servant, Man Friday, until he is rescued and returned to England. White Noise Introduction by Richard Powers Cover art by Michael Cho Winner of the National Book Award, White Noise—published here in a 25thanniversary deluxe edition—tells the story of Jack Gladney, his fourth wife, Babette, and four ultra-modern offspring as they navigate the rocky passages of family life to the background babble of brand-name consumerism.
Hashish This is a compelling account of how nobleman, writer and adventurer Henri De Monfried seeks his fortune by becoming a collector and merchant of the fabled Gulf pearls, then is drawn into the shadowy world of arms trading, slavery, smuggling and drugs. Translated with an Introduction by Desmond M.
Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Gordon W. Spence In this superb novel about individuals caught in the horrors of the rebellion of apprentices against their masters, Dickens dramatizes his fascination with private murder and public violence. After participating in two explorations of the Mexican coast, he joined Cortes in the march on Mexico and the battles for the city. He began his History of the Conquest of New Spain when he was over seventy, and the last survivor of the conquerors of Mexico.
Fearing his literary abilities were not up to the task, he nearly abandoned the work, but resumed it because he felt that the other chroniclers of the period had not represented it accurately. He received a municipal office in Guatemala, but his great estates did not yield him much wealth, and he died around the year Rich in plot, language, and social commentary, this novel explores the possibility of redemption through familial love.
His father, a government clerk, was imprisoned for debt and Dickens was sent to work at the age of twelve. He became a reporter of parliamentary debates for the Morning Chronicle and began to publish sketches in various periodicals. He died on June 9, Little Dorrit Edited by Stephen Wall and Helen Small In one of the supreme masterpieces of his maturity, Dickens portrays a world of hypocrisy and shame, of exploiters and parasites, in a penetrating study of the psychology of imprisonment. Nicholas Nickleby Edited with an Introduction by Mark Ford Around the central story of Nicholas Nickleby and the misfortunes of his family, Dickens creates a gallery of colorful characters: the muddle-headed.
Oliver Twist Edited with an Introduction by Philip Horne This story of Oliver, a boy of unknown parentage who escapes a workhouse and embarks on a life of crime, shows how the lack of compassion in privileged society helps to make poverty a nursery of crime. Edited with an Introduction by Mark Wormald The story of the adventures of the charming, portly Sam Weller and his Pickwick Club catapulted the twenty-fouryear-old Dickens to fame. This edition contains the original illustrations.
Translated by Michael Henry with an Introduction and Notes by Martin Hall In this revolutionary novel, a leading figure of the Enlightenment celebrates the unpredictable nature of man and the world as he considers the behavior of the moral being and the philosophical dilemma of free will and determinism. Edited by A. The Nun Translated with an Introduction by Leonard Tancock Conventional Christianity is sharply criticized in a tale about a woman confined to a convent against her will. Translated with Introductions by Leonard Tancock In the form of dialogues, Diderot attacks stale conventions and offers a surprisingly modern view of life, sex, and morals.
Translated with an Introduction and Notes by David McDuff This striking new translation chronicles the murder of Fyodor Karamazov and the subsequent investigation and trial. This excellent translation recaptures the rough humor of the original. Belknap Savage and powerful yet lively and often comic, Demons was inspired by a real-life political murder and is a scathing and eerily prescient indictment of those who use violence to serve their beliefs.
The Devils Translated with an Introduction by David Magarshack Denounced by radical critics as the work of a reactionary, this powerful story of Russian terrorists who plot destruction only to murder one of their own seethes with provocative political opinions. Translated with an Introduction by David McDuff The four years Dostoyevsky spent in a Siberian prison inform this portrait of convicts, their diverse stories, and prison life, rendered in almost documentary detail. The Village of Stepanchikovo Translated with an Introduction by Ignat Avsey This work introduces a Dostoyevsky unfamiliar to most readers, revealing his unexpected talents as a humorist and satirist.
While its lighthearted tone and amusing plot make it a joy to read, it also contains the prototypes of characters who appear in his later works. Beginning a long career in journalism in , he later held several appointed positions in the United States Government. Renowned as the foremost African American advocate against slavery and segregation of his time, he died in Washington, D.
Sister Carrie Introduction by Alfred Kazin This subversive landmark novel, restored and unexpurgated, portrays the social world of turn-of-the-century United States through the story of a woman who becomes the mistress of a wealthy man. Edited with an Introduction by Houston A. Baker, Jr. Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Steven N. Frank Cowperwood, a fiercely ambitious businessman, emerges as the very embodiment of greed as he relentlessly seeks satisfaction in wealth, women, and power.
Introduction by Donald B. Gibson and Notes by Monica M. Elbert Social reformer and activist W. Du Bois expresses his passionate concern for the future of his race in this collection of essays depicting the psychological effects of segregation on American society.
This classic exploration of the moral and intellectual issues surrounding the perception of blacks within American society remains an important document of our social and political history. The Count of Monte Cristo Translated with an Introduction and Notes by Robin Buss This is the quintessential novel of revenge, complete with a mysterious and implacable hero who will stop at nothing to punish the men who betrayed him.
His father, the illegitimate son of a marquis, was a general in the Revolutionary armies, but died when Dumas was only four. Brought up in straitened circumstances and receiving very little education, he nevertheless entered the household of the future king, Louis-Phillipe, and began reading voraciously. In he embarked on twenty years of successful playwriting, and in he turned his attention to writing historical novels, the most successful of which were The Count of Monte Cristo —5 and The Three Musketeers An unabashed pageturner, humorous, dramatic, and crackling with panache, this new English translation shows Dumas at the peak of his powers.
This comprehensive selection of his poetry includes his internationally acclaimed dialect poems and plantation lyrics, as well as numerous classical pieces that display the studied genius of a truly versatile and influential writer. Edited with an Introduction and Notes by S. Joshi A pioneer in the realm of imaginative literature, Lord Dunsany has gained a cult following for his influence on modern fantasy literature. Over a century after its initial publication, this work continues to fascinate and challenge those seeking to understand one of the least understandable of human acts.
Introduction by Nigel Calder Having just completed his masterpiece, The General Theory of Relativity—which provided a new theory of gravity and promised an original perspective on the cosmos as a whole—Einstein set out to share his excitement with as wide a public as possible in this popular and accessible book. Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Terence Cave In Daniel Deronda, her remarkable final novel, Eliot set out to come to terms with the British Jews, a society-within-a-society of which her contemporaries seemed to be either oblivious or contemptuous.
Eliot weaves her plot strands intimately, infusing them with her insights about human nature and daring the readers of Middlemarch and Adam Bede to consider realms of experience completely new to the Victorian novel. Edited with an Introduction and Notes by A. Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Lynda Mugglestone Esther Lyon, the heroine, must choose between two men—one of independent wealth and one who is a political rascal— while also deciding her fate as a woman.
Romola Edited with an Introduction by Dorothea Barrett Published in , Romola probes into the issues of gender and learning and of desire and scholarship. Byatt and Nicholas Warren Introduction by A. The Condition of the Working Class in England Edited with a Foreword by Victor Kiernan Introducing ideas further developed in The Communist Manifesto, this savage indictment of the bourgeoisie studies British factory, mine, and farm workers—graphically portraying the human suffering born of the Industrial Revolution.
Translated and Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Robert Dobbin Despite being born into slavery, GrecoRoman philosopher Epictetus became one of the most influential thinkers of his time. Discourses and Selected Writings is a transcribed collection of informal lectures given by the philosopher around A. Levi The best introduction to the work of Erasmus, this is one of the finest masterpieces of the sixteenth century, superbly translated and reflecting the latest scholarly research.
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Translated with an Introduction by A. Translated with an Introduction by Philip Vellacott Four plays—Ion and Helen in prose and The Bacchae and The Women of Troy with dialogue rewritten in verse—depict the guilt and suffering of war, and the subsequent loss of faith. Translated by John Davie Introduction and Notes by Richard Rutherford Euripides was the first of the great Greek tragedians to depict the figures of ancient mythology as fallible human beings. Shocking to his contemporaries, the four plays in this collection—Alcestis, Medea, The Children of Heracles, and Hippolytus— are uncannily modern not only in their insights but also in their realistic portraits of women, both good and evil.
Translated by John Davie with an Introduction by Richard Rutherford The dramas that Euripides wrote toward the end of his life are remarkable for their stylistic innovation and adventurous plots. In the plays in this collection—Heracles, Cyclops, Iphigenia Among the Taurians, Ion, and Helen—he weaves plots full of startling shifts of tone and exploits the comic potential found in traditional myth. Translated with an Introduction by Philip Vellacott Euripides was the first playwright to use the chorus as commentator, to put contemporary language into the mouths of heroes, and to interpret human suffering without reference to the gods.
These verse translations of Medea, Hecuba, Electra, and Mad Heracles capture all the brilliance of his work. Scott Fitzgerald captured the Jazz Age. Studs Lonigan Introduction by Ann Douglas The renowned trilogy of the youth, early manhood, and death of Studs Lonigan is here collected in one volume. Introduction by Ann Douglas The first book of the Studs Lonigan trilogy opens on the young hero, not yet fifteen, leaving behind the jailhouse rigors of St.
A brilliant variant of the stream-of-consciousness novel pioneered by Joyce and Woolf, this tale of brazen boyhood remains one of the great American novels of the twentieth century. Edited with an Introduction by Malcolm Cowley In prose of biblical grandeur and feverish intensity, William Faulkner reconstructed the history of the American South as a tragic legend of courage and cruelty, gallantry and greed, futile nobility and obscene crimes.
Translated by Dick Davis Foreword by Azar Nafisi Among the greatest works of world literature, this prodigious narrative, composed by the poet Ferdowsi in the late tenth century, tells the story of pre-Islamic Iran, beginning in the mythic time of creation and continuing forward to the Arab invasion in the seventh century. His great epic the Shahnameh, to which he devoted much of his adult life, was originally composed for the Samanid princes of Khorasan, who were the chief instigators of the revival of Persian cultural traditions after the Arab conquest.
Introduction and Notes by Susan Belasco In Ruth Hall, one of the bestselling novels of the s, Fanny Fern drew heavily on her own experiences: the death of her first child and her beloved husband, a bitter estrangement from her family, and her struggle to make a living as a writer. Written as a series of short vignettes and snatches of overheard conversations, it is as unconventional in style as in substance and strikingly modern in its impact. Introduction by Angela Y. First and her husband Joe Slovo were leading members of the antiapartheid movement.
In in Maputo, Mozambique, she was killed by a letter-bomb sent to her by the South African security police. Gustave Flaubert Born in Rouen in , Gustave Flaubert was the son of a brilliant surgeon and grew to be strongly critical of bourgeois society. He quit law school in after being diagnosed with epilepsy and devoted himself to writing.
His stormy affair with the poet Louise Colet ended after nine years in His masterpiece Madame Bovary, based on two different true stories, was published the next year, and Flaubert narrowly escaped being convicted for immorality due to its daring content. His work reflects his passion for poetic prose and, at the same time, relentless objectivity. John the Baptist. Krailsheimer An epic story of lust, cruelty, and sensuality, this historical novel is set in Carthage in the days following the First Punic War with Rome.
First-class— uplifting, shaming, beautiful enough to make you weep. The Good Soldier Introduction and Notes by David Bradshaw Ford explores the deceptions of Edward Ashburnham, an impeccable British gentleman and soldier with an overbearing ruthlessness in affairs of the heart. Edited with an Introduction and Notes by David Lodge A chance acquaintance bringing together the prosperous bourgeois Wilcox family and the clever, cultured, and idealistic Schlegel sisters sets in motion a chain of events that will entangle three families and their aspirations for personal and social harmony.
The Longest Journey Introduction by Gilbert Adair An introspective novel at once comic and tragic, The Longest Journey tells of a sensitive young man with an intense imagination and a certain amount of literary talent who sets out to become a writer, but gives up his aspirations for those of the conventional world and gradually sinks into a life of conformity and disappointments.
Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Malcolm Bradbury Lucy Honeychurch is torn between the expectations of her world and the passionate yearnings of her heart. Within this sparkling love story, Forster has couched a perceptive examination of class structure and a penetrating social comedy.
The Gods Will Have Blood Translated with an Introduction by Frederick Davies Set during the French Revolution in the fifteen months preceding the fall of Robespierre, this novel by Nobel Prize winner Anatole France powerfully recreates the Terror—a period of intense and virtually indiscriminate violence. The Damnation of Theron Ware Introduction by Scott Donaldson A candid inquiry into the intertwining of religious and sexual fervor, and a telling portrait of the United States at the end of the nineteenth century, this novel foreshadows the rise of naturalism in American literature.
Introduction by George W. Stocking, Jr. A monumental study of magic, folklore, and religion, The Golden Bough draws on the myths, rites and rituals, totems and taboos, and customs of ancient European civilizations and primitive cultures throughout the world. Lawrence, Ezra Pound, and T. Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Sandra A. This collection showcases her many modes—romantic, gothic, and psychologically symbolic—as well as her use of humor and irony and comprises fifteen stories and the novella The Jamesons. The answer, argued Freud in this groundbreaking study of humor, is that jokes, like dreams, satisfy our unconscious desires.
This delightful analysis features a rich collection of puns, one-liners, witticisms and anecdotes. Translated by Anthea Bell Introduction by Paul Keegan The most trivial slips of the tongue or pen, Freud believed, can reveal our secret ambitions, money worries, and sexual fantasies. This dazzling analysis of repressed society ranks among his most entertaining and accessible works.
His career began with brilliant work on the nervous system. He was almost thirty when his interests first turned to psychology, and another ten years of clinical work in Vienna at first in collaboration with Joseph Breuer, an older colleague saw the birth of his creation—psychoanalysis. What began simply as a method of treating neurotic patients quickly grew into an accumulation of knowledge about the workings of the mind in general, whether sick or healthy. Translated by Andrew Webber Introduction by Colin McCabe In , Judge Daniel Schreber produced a vivid account of a nervous illness dominated by the desire to become a woman, delusions about his doctor, and a bizarre relationship with God.
Eight years later, Freud uncovered the unacceptable feelings the patient had for his father, demonstrating normal patterns of psychosexual development and the human tendency to transform love into hate. As full of compassionate human interest as of scientific insight, these case histories— presented here in a new translation—are also remarkable, revelatory works of literature.
This story of raging comedy and despair centers on the tempestuous marriage of an heiress and a Vietnam veteran. Introduction by William H. Gass First published in and considered one of the most profound works of fiction of this century, The Recognitions tells the story of a painter-counterfeiter who forges out of love, not larceny, in an age when the fakes have become indistinguishable from the real. JR Introduction by Frederick R.
Karl Winner of the National Book Award The hero of this novel of epic comedy and satire is an eleven-year-old capitalist who parlays Navy surplus forks and some defaulted bonds into a vast empire of free enterprise. All surviving letters are here translated into English. Edited by Laura Kranzler In these nine strange and wonderful tales, Gaskell—best known for books about middle-class life in country villages— used spine-tingling, supernatural elements to explore human frailties and the dualities in everyday life. Cranford Edited with an Introduction by Patricia Ingham An affectionately ironic and understated depiction of an early Victorian country town, Cranford captures the transition from old values to new.
Elizabeth Gaskell Elizabeth Gaskell was born in London in , but she spent her formative years in Cheshire, Stratford-upon-Avon, and the north of England.
In she married the Reverend William Gaskell. Dickens discovered her resilient strength of character when trying to impose his views on her as editor. Ruth Edited with an Introduction by Angus Easson Overturning the conventional assumption that a woman once seduced is condemned to exclusion from respectable society, Gaskell draws a heroine whose emotional honesty, innate morality, and the love she shares with her illegitimate son are sufficient for redemption.
Gaskell deftly interweaves the eternal flames of jealousy, unrequited love, and he consequences of individual choice. Treadwell with an Introduction by Bryan Loughrey This witty parody of Italian opera, featuring the denizens of the British underworld, was performed more than any other play during the eighteenth century. The History of the Kings of Britain Translated with an Introduction by Lewis Thorpe This heroic epic of the twelfth century, describing such half-legendary kings as Cymbeline, Arthur, and Lear inspired Malory, Spenser, Shakespeare, and many other writers.
Translated with an Introduction by Lewis Thorpe The Journey, an accurate and comprehensive history of twelfth-century Wales, is filled with lively anecdotes and folklore; The Description offers a fascinating picture of the life of ordinary Welshmen. When the recently orphaned socialite Flora Poste descends on her relatives at the aptly named Cold Comfort Farm in deepest Sussex, she finds a singularly miserable group in dire need of her particular talent—organization. Set in the harsh landscape of northern Scotland and infused with local vernacular, this is a poignant and intense portrait of Scottish life in the early twentieth century.
Knight Wonderfully sardonic and slyly humorous, the writings of landmark American feminist and socialist thinker Charlotte Perkins Gilman were penned in response to her frustration with the gender-based double standard that prevailed in America as the twentieth century began. From the triumphant comic romps The Pirates of Penzance, HMS Pinafore, and The Mikado to less frequently performed gems such as the partially lost work Thespis, all appear here in their most accurate and faithful form.
Introduction by Elaine Showalter A refreshing antidote to Victorian novels celebrating romantic love and marriage, The Odd Women is a dramatic look at the actual circumstances, options, and desires of women that is astonishingly contemporary. Caleb Williams Edited with an Introduction by Maurice Hindle A psychological detective novel about power, Caleb Williams was an imaginative contribution to the radical cause in the British debate on the French Revolution.
Elective Affinities Translated with an Introduction by R. Hollingdale Condemned as immoral when it was first published, this novel reflects the conflict Goethe felt between his respect for the conventions of marriage and the possibility of spontaneous passion. Byatt Goethe explores here the philosophical themes that obsessed him throughout his life in a work rich in allusion and allegory. Translated with an Introduction by W. Maxims and Reflections Translated by Elizabeth Stopp and Edited with an Introduction by Peter Hutchinson These 1, reflections reveal only some of his deepest thoughts on art, ethics, literature, and natural science but also his immediate reactions to books, chance encounters, and his administrative work.
Selected Poetry Translated with an Introduction and Notes by David Luke Goethe viewed the writing of poetry as essentially autobiographical, and the works selected in this dual-language verse translation represent more than sixty years in the life of the poet. Introduction by Robert A. Maguire Translated by Ronald Wilks Nikolai Gogol greatly influenced Russian literature with his powerful depictions of a society dominated by petty bureaucracy and base corruption.
Ranging from comic to tragic, this volume includes both his most admired short fiction and his most famous drama. Living My Life Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Miriam Brody Anarchist revolutionary Emma Goldman chronicles in her autobiography the historical epoch which she helped shape: the reform movements of the Progressive Era.
Vis and Ramin Translated and Edited with an Introduction by Dick Davis Believed by scholars to be the inspiration for Tristan and Isolde, Vis and Ramin was written between and and is considered the first epic Persian romance. Princess Vis finds herself escorted to her future husband by his brother, Ramin, an impetuous prince who cannot help falling in love with his charge and jeopardizing the fate of two realms. Tristan Translated with an Introduction by A. Hatto This medieval version of the legendary romance between Tristan and Isolde portrays Tristan as a sophisticated preRenaissance man.
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Introduction by J. He studied at the Berkhamsted School, where his father was headmaster, before entering Balliol College, Oxford. In Greene became a journalist for the Nottingham Journal and converted to Catholicism to be closer to his future wife, Vivien Dayrell-Browning. His first novel, The Man Within, was published three years later. The Quiet American, Our Man in Havana, and Orient Express are among his numerous provocative, exotically suspenseful, and often hilarious explorations of the corruption of the human spirit. Many of his novels have been adapted successfully to the screen.
Each story confirms V. Introduction by Michael Gorra A love affair, abruptly and inexplicably broken off, prompts the grief-stricken novelist Maurice Bendrix to hire a private detective to discover the cause. A tour de force of moral suspense, this is the story of a confirmed liar and cheat whose untimely discovery of decency may cost him not only his job but also his life. Introduction by Alan Furst This is a complex portrait of the shadowy inner landscape of Arthur Rowe—torn apart with guilt over mercifully murdering his sick wife—and the terrifying phantasmagoric landscape of England during the Blitz.
A History of the Franks Translated with an Introduction by Lewis Thorpe This colorful narrative of French history in the sixth century is a dramatic and detailed portrait of a period of political and religious turmoil. Following a map of dubious reliability, a small group of men trek into southern Africa in search of a lost friend—and a lost treasure, the fabled mines of King Solomon.
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She has enthralled the imaginations of generations of readers who remain fascinated by its representations of dangerous women, adventuring men, and unexplored Africa. Voyages and Discoveries Edited and Abridged with an Introduction by Jack Beeching In this work of Hakluyt—a Renaissance diplomat, scholar, and spy—lies the beginnings of geography, economics, ethnography, and the modern world itself. Knut Hamsun Knut Hamsun was born in to a poor peasant family in central Norway and spent the early part of his life eking out a living through a series of low-wage jobs.
Perhaps his best known work is Growth of the Soil , which earned him the Nobel Prize in After the Second World War, as a result of his openly expressed Nazi sympathies during the German occupation of Norway, Hamsun forfeited his considerable fortune to the state. He died in poverty in Translated with an Introduction and Notes by Sverre Lyngstad First published in Norway in , Hunger probes into the depths of consciousness with frightening and gripping power. Like the works of Dostoyevsky, it marks an extraordinary break with Western literary and humanistic traditions.
Translated with an Introduction and Notes by Sverre Lyngstad Set in Norway in the s, Victoria follows two doomed lovers through their lifelong affair. Victoria is an impoverished aristocrat and Johannes, the son of a miller. Burdened by social pressures, financial constraints and loyalty to family, the pair part ways, only to realize—too late—the grave misfortune of love lost.
Translated with an Introduction and Notes by Sverre Lyngstad Johan Nilsen Nagel is a mysterious stranger who suddenly turns up in a small Norwegian town one summer—and just as suddenly disappears. And, as in his novels, it is frequently the women who fall in love unwisely, in defiance of their class, their expectations, or their family loyalties, and suffer for their impulsiveness.
Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Dennis Taylor In this haunting love story, the stonemason Jude Fawley and Sue Brideshead, both having left earlier marriages, find happiness in their relationship. Ironically, when tragedy tests their union, it is Sue, the modern emancipated woman, who proves unequal to the challenge. Using the restoration of a castle as a framework, Hardy considers the ancient analogy between architecture and philosophy.
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Using the device of classic tragedy—the downfall of a man caused by the whims of chance and his own fatal flaws—Hardy took the British novel in a new direction and emerged as not only the last Victorian novelist but the first modern one. Selected Poems Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Robert Mezey This generous selection of nearly two hundred poems will help readers recognize Hardy as one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century.
Yet, as Dolin shows in his Introduction, there is a darker side to this paradise, seen particularly in the conflicts arising over anachronistic customs and rituals. The Woodlanders Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Patricia Ingham In this portrait of four people caught up in a web of intense, often unrequited passion, Hardy explores the complexity of sexual feelings and the roles of social class, gender, and evolutionary survival. First published in , this stirring novel by the great writer and activist Frances Harper tells the story of the young daughter of a wealthy Mississippi planter who travels to the North to attend school, only to be sold into slavery in the South when it is discovered that she has Negro blood.
This volume brings together all of his best-known pieces, as well as a selection of his poetry, lesserknown essays, and three of his hilarious Condensed Novels—parodies of James Fenimore Cooper, Charles Dickens, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Introduction and Notes by Richard H.
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The Blithedale Romance Introduction and Notes by Annette Kolodny In language that is suggestive and often erotic, Hawthorne offers a superb depiction of a utopian community that cannot survive the individual passions of its members. Stern This enduring novel of crime and retribution is a psychological drama that vividly reflects the social and moral values of New England in the s. Selected with an Introduction by Michael J. Selected Stories Edited with an Introduction by Guy Davenport Compiled here are eighty classic stories—about con men, tricksters, and innocent deceivers, about fate, luck, and coincidence—by one of the great masters of American literary comedy and the short-story form.
Marincola Written during a period of increasing conflict between Sparta and Athens, these compelling descriptions of great battles, rulers, and political upheavals attempt to recapture the glorious past of a unified Greece. Hesiod and Theognis Translated with Introductions and Notes by Dorothea Wender Together these two poets—Hesiod, the epic poet, and Theognis, the elegist—offer a superb introduction to the life and thought of ancient Greece.
This volume brings together writings that show her to be a visionary, a wide-ranging thinker, and an early proponent of a holistic approach to life. Edited with an Introduction by C. With more than eight million copies sold and now available with a perceptive introduction by Jodi Picoult, The Outsiders continues to resonate with its powerful portrait of the bonds and boundaries of friendship.
Selected and Translated with an Introduction by R. These fresh, timeless stories of magic and childhood adventure will captivate readers of all ages. Translated with an Introduction by Martin Hammond This prose translation captures the emotional power and the dramatic tension of the first and greatest literary achievement of Greek civilization.
Originally Translated by E. Rieu Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Peter Jones One of the foremost achievements in western literature, The Iliad powerfully tells the story of the darkest episode in the Trojan War. Eliot worked for one year with William A. Neilson , a professor of English; Eliot determined the works to be included and Neilson selected the specific editions and wrote introductory notes. Internet Archive. Retrieved 11 April Retrieved 21 February Retrieved 22 February Retrieved 29 March The last volume contains sixty lectures introducing and summarizing the covered fields: .
It also features an index to Criticisms and Interpretations. As Adam Kirsch , writing for Harvard magazine in , notes, "It is surprisingly easy, even today, to find a complete set of the Harvard Classics in good condition. The supply, from attics or private libraries around the country, seems endless — a tribute to the success of the publisher, P.
Collier, who sold some , sets within 20 years of the series' initial publication". The Five-Foot Shelf, with its introductions, notes, guides to reading, and exhaustive indexes, may claim to constitute a reading course unparalleled in comprehensiveness and authority. The main function of the collection should be to develop and foster in many thousands of people a taste for serious reading of the highest quality, outside of The Harvard Classics as well as within them.
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