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Classic tales of fairies and princesses, ducklings and dancing shoes from the master storyteller Hans Christian Andersen.All the best-loved fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, including ';The Ugly Duckling,' ';Thumbelina,' ';The Red Shoes,' ';The Princess on the Pea,' and ';The Emperor's New Clothes,' fill the pages of this beautiful edition. Also included is ';The Tallow Candle'one of the earliest stories written by Andersen, just discovered recently! A great book of bedtime stories or for rainy day reading, as there are both short and long anecdotes included. Curl up with this collection of classics and lose yourself in childhood memories.
The early works of beloved poet Robert Frost, collected in one volume.
The guilty one is not he who commits the sin, but he who causes the darkness.';So long as ignorance and poverty exist on earth, books of the nature of Les Miserables cannot fail to be of use,' says Victor Hugo in the preface of his famous novel. Certainly, Les Miserables is French history recounted through the personal stories of its main characters. The tale offers philosophical insight on the good deeds that can happen even amidst ignorance and poverty. This handsome volume is a beautiful addition to any classic literature library.
This new, enhanced leather-bound edition includes all the completed novels of beloved author Jane Austen. Jane Austen’s stories of clever women, elusive love, and social mores have struck a chord with millions of fans who consider her work compelling, heartwarming, and essential. Adapted time and again for screen and stage, these enduring classics remain as enjoyable as ever, and are the perfect addition to every home library. This collector’s edition includes all six of Austen’s completed novels: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, and Persuasion. New readers will be enchanted once they open the genuine leather cover, see the specially designed endpapers, and read these brilliant stories, while readers familiar with Austen's genius will enjoy the introduction from an acclaimed Austen scholar that provides background and context for the works they’ve always loved.
Chivalry is not dead!Central figures in The Matter of Britain, King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table still inspire many books and films today. Drawing on the legends of Camelot from French and English sources, Sir Thomas Malory compiled the drama of illicit love, the magic of sorcery, and the quest for the Holy Grail into a sordid and chivalrous tale thats been recounted for centuries.
A timeless collection of hundreds of poems that resonate to the American spirit. Leaves of Grass is a timeless collection of poems and essays penned by influential nineteenth-century writer Walt Whitman. This profound compilation explores topics such as nature, mysticism, mortality, transcendentalism, and democracy. Inspired by personal experiences and observations, Whitman spent almost four decades piecing together the complete work, sharing societal ideals and epiphanies about life that still resonate with readers today. This sturdy leather-bound edition of the complete Leaves of Grass also includes Whitman’s preface to the original 1855 edition, in which he expounds on his personal philosophy of writing poetry.
A fine collection of classic novels, short stories, poems, and essays from distinguished women writers.
"Philosophy begins in wonder." —Plato
Legendary tales of myth and romance written so everyone can enjoy the stories!Can't keep all your gods and goddesses straight? Wondering about mythological references in classic literature? Bulfinch's Mythology offers approachable accounts of ancient legends in a compilation of the works of Thomas Bulfinch, banker and Latinist. This volume includes all three of Bulfinch's original titles: The Age of Fable, The Age of Chivalry, and The Legends of Charlemagne. Bulfinch states his purpose for the book clearly: ';Our work is not for the learned, nor for the theologian, nor for the philosopher, but for the reader of English literature...who wishes to comprehend the allusions so frequently made by public speakers, lecturers, essayists, and poets, and those which occur in polite conversation.' This compilation was widely used as the authoritative text on mythology in schools for over a century.
Three of the great American novels by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the incomparable chronicler of the Jazz Age, are all together in one keepsake volume.F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote some of the most acclaimed novels of the 20th century, and literary scholars regard him as one of the finest American writers of all time. His stories were the stories of the “Lost Generation,” Americans who came of age after World War I, amid Prohibition and the rise of jazz, and who responded to the uncertainty and change of the time by living each day to the hilt. Included in this attractive, leather-bound volume of Fitzgerald’s most notable long-form works are tales of wealth, romance, and scandal: The Great Gatsby, This Side of Paradise, and The Beautiful and Damned. It’s a time capsule of America in the 1920s and 1930s.
This collection of classic mysteries will have you turning each page with anticipation.Classic Tales of Mysterycontains eight famous stories from well-known authors, including Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle, and G. K. Chesterton. Each story presents the reader with a puzzle that can be solved only through logic and deduction, a hallmark of classic detective tales. Famous sleuthsincluding Hercule Poirot and Sherlock Holmeshave unique personalities that endear them to readers across the world, which has allowed them to maintain their superstar status to the present day.
No home library is complete without the classics! The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Other Stories brings together the essential works from Arthur Conan Doyle in an elegant, leather-bound, omnibus editiona keepsake to be read and treasured.There is one literary detective who stands above all others, whose powers of deduction are known the world over, whose influence can still be felt in todays most modern whodunits. Who is it, you ask? Why, its elementary! Sherlock Holmes, the famous gumshoe of 221B Baker Street. And Sir Arthur Conan Doyle--the man who made him famous in such tales as The Hound of the Baskervilles and A Study in Scarlet--changed the world of mysteries, inspiring legions of devoted fans.Whether youre a devotee or youve yet to be awed by Holmess powers of deduction, youll love this Canterbury Classics edition of Sir Arthur Conan Doyles famous works, including The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Sign of Four, The Valley of Fear, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, The Return of Sherlock Holmes, and The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes.A classic keepsake for fans of detective novels, as well as all great literature, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Other Storiesis the perfect addition to any library.
No librarys complete without the classics! This edition collects the greatest works of Robert Louis Stevenson, whose stories of excitement and adventure will never be forgotten.He wrote stories of chance and peril, pirates and buried gold. He told tales of good and evil, of men struggling with the darkest parts of their souls. Acclaimed Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson was a master whose works offer compelling insight into our hearts and minds. His novels should be studied and treasured, kept in every home library.Featuring the full texts of Treasure Island, Prince Otto, Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Kidnapped, The Black Arrow, The Master of Ballantrae, and David Balfour, this Canterbury Classics edition of Robert Louis Stevenson collects his greatest yarns. With an introduction by a renowned Stevenson scholar that illuminates his meanings and intentions, this edition is perfect for new and old fans alike.Readers will want to keep Robert Louis Stevenson forever--and go on a never-ending adventure!
No library is complete without the classics! This edition includes the complete works of the playwright and poet William Shakespeare, considered by many to be the English language's greatest writer.Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, King Lear, Hamlet, and Macbeththe works of William Shakespeare still resonate in our imaginations four centuries after they were written. The timeless characters and themes of the Bard's plays fascinate us with their joys, struggles, and triumphs, and now they are available in a special volume for Shakespeare fans everywhere.This Canterbury Classics edition of William Shakespeare's works includes all of his poems and plays in a single volume. Whether for a Shakespeare devotee or someone just discovering him, this is the perfect place to experience the drama of Shakespeare's words. A scholarly introduction provides additional context and insight into the poems and plays.
Four of Charles Dickens’s most enduring and popular works in one volume. Oliver Twist. Pip. The ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future. The characters of Charles Dickens live on in our imaginations long after we’ve read his renowned works of social commentary and vivid storytelling. Although these novels were written more than a hundred years ago, no home library today would be complete without them. This Canterbury Classics edition collects some of Dickens’s most famous and beloved works—The Adventures of Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, A Tale of Two Cities, and Great Expectations—in an elegant, leather-bound, keepsake edition. For those who’ve never read Dickens, it’s the perfect opportunity to experience his unique and compelling writing. And for those who are already Dickens devotees, an introduction by a renowned scholar will provide additional context and food for thought.