Monumental epic poem tells the heroic story of Aeneas, a Trojan who escaped the burning ruins of Troy to found Lavinium, the parent city of Rome, in the west.
|Greek and Roman Lives |
by Plutarch, John Dryden, Arthur Hugh Clough
Written early in the 2nd century, Plutarch's Lives offers richly detailed and anecdotal profiles of some of the ancient world's mightiest and most influential figures, including those of Alexander the Great, Cicero, and Julius Caesar.
|Arthurian Romances |
by Chretien de Troyes, W. Wistar Comfort
Filled with romantic tales of Lancelot and early Grail legends, this exacting translation of de Troyes' verse narratives written in the 12th century features four romances that expound on the ideals of French chivalry.
|The Ballad of the White Horse |
by G. K. Chesterton
One of the last great epic poems, this ballad tells the tale of Alfred the Great's unlikely victory — with the assistance of the Virgin Mary — over Gunthrum and the Danes at the Battle of Ethandune.
|Bulfinch's Medieval Mythology: The Age of Chivalry |
by Thomas Bulfinch
Bulfinch encompasses tales from Camelot, dramatic narratives from The Mabinogeon, and stories of the noble warriors of English history. Young readers can find no better introduction to medieval myths and legends.
|Eugene Onegin: A Novel in Verse |
by Alexander Pushkin, Babette Deutsch
Outstanding translation of Pushkin's most acclaimed work recounts a tale of post-Napoleonic society in which a jaded young aristocrat rejects the love of a country maiden. This edition is enhanced by 16 lithographs.
|The Jewel of Seven Stars |
by Bram Stoker
Stolen from a mummy's grip, an ancient gem brings certain death to those who attempt its possession. The author of Dracula wrote this enthralling blend of Eastern lore and classic horror fiction.
|Les MisÚrables |
by Victor Hugo, Charles E. Wilbour, James K. Robinson
A convict's heroic struggle for justice and redemption plays out against a fiery backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. This edition features the excellent original translation and a sensitive abridgment.
|The Odyssey |
Excellent prose translation of ancient epic recounts adventures of the homeward-bound Odysseus. Fantastic cast of gods, giants, cannibals, sirens, other supernatural creatures — true classic of Western literature. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
|The Iliad |
Epic masterpiece chronicles last days of Trojan War — quarrel of Achilles and Agamemnon, siege of Troy, death of Hector, Trojan Horse, many other incidents and events. Celebrated Samuel Butler prose translation.
by R. K. Gordon
Finest heroic poem in Old English celebrates the exploits of Beowulf, a young nobleman of southern Sweden. Combines myth, Christian and pagan elements, and history into a powerful narrative. Genealogies.
by Mary Shelley
The story of Victor Frankenstein's monstrous creation and the havoc it caused has enthralled generations of readers and inspired countless writers of horror and suspense. With the author's own 1831 introduction.
|The Count of Monte Cristo: Abridged Edition |
by Alexandre Dumas
Falsely accused of treason, Edmond Dantès is imprisoned in the bleak Chateau d'If. After a hair-raising escape, he launches an elaborate plot to extract a bitter revenge against those who betrayed him.
|Anna Karenina |
by Leo Tolstoy, Louise and Aylmer Maude
A tumultuous tale of passion and self-discovery in 1870s Russia chronicles a society woman's adulterous affair and a landowner's unconventional quest for a meaningful existence.
by Leo Tolstoy
Tolstoy's novel of spiritual regeneration recounts the sins of a young Russian nobleman and his attempts in later life to redress those transgressions. Resurrection articulates the author's contempt for the social injustices of the world.
by Herman Melville
A masterpiece of storytelling and symbolic realism, this thrilling maritime adventure and epic saga pits Ahab, a brooding and vengeful sea captain, against the great white whale that came to dominate his life.
|Great Expectations |
by Charles Dickens
Orphaned Pip is apprenticed to the dirty work of the forge but dreams of becoming a gentleman — and one day finds himself in possession of "great expectations." Dickens' finest novel.
by Sir Walter Scott
Ivanhoe and Richard the Lion-Hearted face an uphill battle against firmly entrenched adversaries, and their success rests upon a cast of unlikely characters, including the legendary Robin Hood.
|The White Company |
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
This spirited account of the exploits of a crew of Saxon archers during the Hundred Years War features cameo appearances by historical figures such as Edward III and the Black Prince.
|Captain Blood |
by Rafael Sabatini
Physician and country gentleman Peter Blood is forced to turn from medicine to piracy in this swashbuckling classic brimming with stolen treasure, adventure on the high seas, and romance.