19th Century American Novel and Short Story
The Age of Innocence
Paperback ISBN: 1631065041
Initially serialized in the Pictorial Review in 1920, The Age of Innocence is a stylistic and intimate portrayal of upper class life in New York City during the Gilded Age. Lawyer and socialite Newland Archer is about to enter a loveless marriage with a well-to-do bride, when her cousin, the exotic Ellen Olenska, enters the picture. Olenska is stuck in a bad marriage with a Polish count, and Archer finds himself in the awkward position of persuading her to save her family’s reputation by staying with her husband, even though Archer himself has fallen in love with her. Combining a romantic tragedy with artful descriptions of aristocratic life in New York City, Edith Wharton’s twelfth novel is now available as an elegantly designed clothbound edition with an elastic closure and a new introduction.
Or, the Whale
Paperback ISBN: 0143105957
Three American masterpieces in dazzling graphic packages These novels played a unique and lasting role in the development of American literature, and each one remains a beloved and widely read work of fiction. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn-arguably the great American novel. Ethan Frome-an enduring rural tragedy. And Moby-Dick or, The Whale-a profound inquiry into character, faith, and the nature of perception. Now, Penguin Classics is proud to present these three novels in gorgeous graphic packages featuring cover art by some of the most talented illustrators working today.
Democracy, Esther, Mont Saint Michel and Chartres, the Education of Henry Adams
Hardcover ISBN: 0940450127
Two novels dealing with the impact of social change on women are accompanied by autobiographical writings and an analysis of the medieval spirit in literature and architecture
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Paperback ISBN: 1598530879
"Mark Twain is the true father of all American literature." -Eugene O'Neill Mark Twain is perhaps the most widely read and enjoyed of all our national writers. Tom Sawyer, according to Twain, "is simply a hymn put into prose form to give it a worldly air," a book in which nostalgia is so strong that it dissolves the tensions and perplexities that assert themselves in the later works. It is filled with comic and melodramatic adventure, with horseplay and poetic evocations of scenery, and with characters who have become central to American mythology. For almost thirty years, The Library of America has presented America's best and most significant writing in acclaimed hardcover editions. Now, a new series, Library of America Paperback Classics, offers attractive and affordable books that bring The Library of America's authoritative texts within easy reach of every reader. Each book features an introductory essay by one of a leading writer, as well as a detailed chronology of the author's life and career, an essay on the choice and history of the text, and notes. The contents of this Paperback Classic are drawn from Mark Twain: Mississippi Writings, volume number 5 in the Library of America series. It is joined in the series by six companion volumes, gathering the collected works of Mark Twain.
Herman Melville Redburn His 1st Voyage
White-Jacket or the World in a Man of War : Moby Dick or the Whale
Hardcover ISBN: 0940450097
Three novels concern a young man's adventures at sea, the harsh conditions of life on a warship, and Captain Ahab's hunt for a huge whale
The Life and Adventures of Joaquín Murieta
The Celebrated California Bandit
Paperback ISBN: 0143132652
"An action-packed blend of folk tale, romance, epic, and myth, The Life and Adventures of Joaqun Murieta tells the story of the Gold Rush-era bandit Joaquâin Murieta, whose efforts to find fortune and happiness are thwarted by white settlers who murderhis family and drive him off his land. In retaliation, Murieta organizes a band of more than 2,000 outlaws--including the sadistic "Three-Fingered Jack"--who take revenge by murdering, stealing horses, and robbing miners, all with the ultimate goal of reconquering California."--Provided by publisher.