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Classic Fiction

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The grapes of wrath

John Steinbeck ; introduction and notes by Robert DeMott. -- |

The old man and the sea

Ernest Hemingway. |

Gone with the wind

by Margaret Mitchell. |

Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury. -- |

The Scarlet Pimpernel

Baroness Orczy. |

The three musketeers

Alexandre Dumas ; translated by Jacques Le Clercq. |

The second sex

Simone de Beauvoir ; translated by Constance Borde and Sheila Malovany-Chevallier ; with an introduction by Judith Thurman. -- |

The bell jar

Sylvia Plath ; foreword by Frances McCullough ; P.S. biographical note by Lois Ames ; drawings by Sylvia Plath. -- |

The time machine

H. G. Wells. |

Zorba the Greek

Nikos Kazantzakis. |

The idiot

Fyodor Dostoyevsky ; translated by Henry and Olga Carlisle ; with a new introduction by Linda Ivanits and an afterword by Gary Rosenshield. -- |


Bram Stoker ; edited with an introduction and notes by Maurice Hindle ; preface by Christopher Frayling. -- |

Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Thomas Hardy ; edited with notes by Tim Dolin ; with an introduction by Margaret R. Higonnet. |

The strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson. -- |

The count of Monte Cristo

Alexandre Dumas ; [retold by Karen Holmes]. |

A farewell to arms

Ernest Hemingway. |

The scarlet letter

Nathaniel Hawthorne. |

Robinson Crusoe

Daniel Defoe. -- |

The sun also rises

Ernest Hemingway. |

The Canterbury tales

Geoffrey Chaucer. |


Mary Shelley ; with an introduction and notes by Karen Karbiener. -- |

The call of the wild

Jack London ; illustrated by Andrew Davidson ; foreword by Jean Craighead George. |

Lord of the flies

William Golding ; [with a new introduction by Stephen King]. -- |

To kill a mockingbird

Harper Lee. -- |

Brave new world

Aldous Huxley ; with an introduction by Margaret Atwood. -- |

Mrs. Dalloway

Virginia Woolf ; with an introduction and notes by Elaine Showalter ; text edited by Stella McNichol. -- |


Joseph Heller ; introduction by Christopher Buckley. -- |

Gulliver's travels

Jonathan Swift. -- |

The metamorphosis

by Franz Kafka ; translated and edited by Stanley Corngold. |

The brothers Karamazov

Fyodor Dostoevsky ; translated [from the Russian] by Constance Garnett. |

The great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald. |


Vladimir Nabokov. |

Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus

Mary Shelley ; edited with an introduction and notes by Maurice Hindle. -- |


by George Orwell ; with an afterword by Erich Fromm. -- |

The trial

Franz Kafka ; translated [from the German] by Mike Mitchell ; with an introduction and notes by Ritchie Robertson. -- |

The divine comedy

Dante Alighieri ; translated by John Ciardi. -- |


George Eliot ; with a new introduction by Michel Faber. |

The Oresteia

Aeschylus ; translated by George Thomson ; with an introduction by Richard Seaford. |

One hundred years of solitude

Gabriel Garcâia Mâarquez ; translated from the Spanish by Gregory Rabassa. -- |

To the lighthouse

Virginia Woolf ; edited with an introduction and notes by David Bradshaw. |

Fathers and sons

Ivan Turgenev ; translated by Peter Carson ; with an introduction by Rosamund Bartlett ; and an afterword by Tatyana Tolstaya. -- |

War and peace

by Leo Tolstoy |

Wuthering Heights

Emily Brontèe ; illustrations by Tracy Dockray. -- |


James Joyce ; with an introduction and notes by Jeri Johnson. |

Great expectations

Charles Dickens ; with an introduction by Stanley Weintraub and a new afterword by Annabel Davis-Goff. -- |

The tin drum

Gèunter Grass ; a new translation from the German by Breon Mitchell. -- |

The stranger

Albert Camus ; translated from the French by Matthew Ward. -- |