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David Copperfield

By: Dickens, Charles

Price: $6.00

Publisher: MODERN LIB:

Seller ID: 9780679783411

ISBN: 0679783415

Condition: USED


Hugely admired by Tolstoy, David Copperfield is the novel that draws most closely from Charles Dickens's own life. Its eponymous hero, orphaned as a boy, grows up to discover love and happiness, heartbreak and sorrow amid a cast of eccentrics, innocents, and villains. Praising Dickens's power of invention, Somerset Maugham wrote: " There were never such people as the Micawbers, Peggotty and Barkis, Traddles, Betsey Trotwood and Mr. Dick, Uriah Heep and his mother. They are fantastic inventions of Dickens's exultant imagination...you can never quite forget them." This Modern Libra... View more info

Ragtime: A Novel (Modern Library)

By: Doctorow, E.L.

Price: $7.00

Seller ID: 9780679600886

ISBN: 0679600884

Condition: USED


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Study in Scarlet

By: Doyle, Arthur Conan

Price: $5.00

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE INC: 3/12/2014

Seller ID: 9780812968545

ISBN: 0812968549

Condition: USED


Introduction by Anne PerryIncludes newly commissioned endnotes In 1887, a young Arthur Conan Doyle published "A Study in Scarlet, "creating an international icon in the quick-witted sleuth Sherlock Holmes. In this very first Holmes mystery, the detective introduces himself to Dr. John H. Watson with the puzzling line "You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive," and so begins Watson's, and the world's, fascination with this enigmatic character. In "A Study in Scarlet, "Doyle presents two equally perplexing mysteries for Holmes to solve: one a murder that takes place in the shadowy outsk... View more info

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Lost World

By: Doyle, Athur Conan

Price: $5.00

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE INC: 9/3/2015

Seller ID: 9780812967258

ISBN: 0812967259

Condition: USED


In The Lost World, the first in a series of books to feature the bold Professor Challenger--a character many critics consider one of the most finely drawn in science fiction--Challenger and his party embark on an expedition to a remote Amazonian plateau where, as the good professor puts it, "the ordinary laws of Nature are suspended" and numerous prehistoric creatures and ape-men have survived. "Just as Sherlock Holmes set the standard--and in some sense established the formula--for the detective story . . ., so too has The Lost World""set the standard and the formula for fantasy-adventure sto... View more info

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Sister Carrie

By: Dreiser, Theodore

Price: $5.00

Publisher: MODERN LIB: 7/15/2010

Edition: 1999

Seller ID: 9780375753213

ISBN: 0375753214

Condition: USED


" Theodore Dreiser is a man who, with the passage of time, is bound to loom larger and larger in the awakening aesthetic consciousness of America. Among all of our prose writers he is one of the few men of whom it may be said that he has . . . never been a trickster. If there is a modern movement in American prose writing, a movement toward greater courage and fidelity to life in writing, Theodore Dreiser is the pioneer and the hero of the movement."--Sherwood Anderson Long before she was seduced by the cautious and ordinary man whose life she would unravel with no malice and only intermit... View more info

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Count of Monte Cristo

By: Dumas, Alexandre

Price: $6.00

Publisher: MODERN LIB: 2/4/2014

Seller ID: 9780375760303

ISBN: 037576030X

Condition: USED


Introduction by Lorenzo Carcaterra A popular bestseller since its publication in 1844, "The Count of Monte Cristo" is one of the great page-turning thrillers of all time. Set against the tumultuous years of the post-Napoleonic era, Alexandre Dumas's grand historical romance recounts the swashbuckling adventures of Edmond Dantes, a dashing young sailor falsely accused of treason. The story of his long imprisonment, dramatic escape, and carefully wrought revenge offers up a vision of France that has become immortal. As Robert Louis Stevenson declared, "I do not believe there is another v... View more info

Living with Music: Ralph Ellison's Jazz Writings (Modern Library Classics)

By: Ellison, Ralph

Price: $6.00

Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9780375760235

ISBN: 0375760237

Condition: USED


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Representative Men: Seven Lectures

By: Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 7/27/2011

Seller ID: 9780812970050

ISBN: 0812970055

Condition: USED


Introduction by Brenda Wineapple In 1845 Ralph Waldo Emerson began a series of lectures and writings in which he limned six figures who embodied the principles and aspirations of a still-young American republic. Emerson offers timeless meditations on the value of individual greatness, reconnecting readers with the everyday virtues of his "Representative Men" Plato, in whose writings are contained "the culture of nations"; Emanuel Swedenborg, a "rich discoverer" who strove to unite the scientific and spiritual planes; Michel de Montaigne, "the frankest and honestest of all writers"; William... View more info

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Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

By: Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Price: $7.50

Publisher: MODERN LIB: 11/6/2013

Seller ID: 9780679783220

ISBN: 0679783229

Condition: USED


Introduction by Mary OliverCommentary by Henry James, Robert Frost, Matthew Arnold, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and Henry David Thoreau The definitive collection of Emerson's major speeches, essays, and poetry, "The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson" chronicles the life's work of a true "American Scholar." As one of the architects of the transcendentalist movement, Emerson embraced a philosophy that championed the individual, emphasized independent thought, and prized "the splendid labyrinth of one's own perceptions." More than any writer of his time, he forged a style distinct fro... View more info

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As I Lay Dying (Modern Library 100 Best Novels)

By: Faulkner, William

Price: $10.00

Publisher: MODERN LIB:

Seller ID: 9780375504525

ISBN: 0375504524

Condition: USED


From the Modern Library's new set of beautifully repackaged hardcover classics by William Faulkner--also available are "Snopes, The Sound and the Fury, Light in August, Absalom, Absalom , "and "Selected Short Stories" One of William Faulkner's finest novels, "As I Lay Dying, " originally published in 1930, remains a captivating and stylistically innovative work. The story revolves around a grim yet darkly humorous pilgrimage, as Addie Bundren's family sets out to fulfill her last wish: to be buried in her native Jefferson, Mississippi, far from the miserable backwater surroundings of her m... View more info

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Beautiful and the Damned

By: Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Price: $6.00

Publisher: MODERN LIB: 4/3/2012

Seller ID: 9780375759642

ISBN: 0375759646

Condition: USED


Introduction by Hortense CalisherCommentary by Edmund Wilson, Henry Seidel Canby, and Arthur Mizener Fitzgerald's second novel, a devastating portrait of the excesses of the Jazz Age, is a largely autobiographical depiction of a glamorous, reckless Manhattan couple and their spectacular spiral into tragedy. Published on the heels of "This Side of Paradise, "the story of the Harvard-educated aesthete Anthony Patch and his willful wife, Gloria, is propelled by Fitzgerald's intense romantic imagination and demonstrates an increased technical and emotional maturity. "The Beautiful and ... View more info

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Taras Bulba (Modern Library Classics)

By: Gogol, Nikolai

Price: $6.50

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE INC:

Seller ID: 9780812971194

ISBN: 0812971191

Condition: USED


The First New Translation in Forty Years Set sometime between the mid-sixteenth and early-seventeenth century, Gogol's epic tale recounts both a bloody Cossack revolt against the Poles (led by the bold Taras Bulba of Ukrainian folk mythology) and the trials of Taras Bulba's two sons. As Robert Kaplan writes in his Introduction, " "Taras Bulba"] has a Kiplingesque gusto . . . that makes it a pleasure to read, but central to its theme is an unredemptive, darkly evil violence that is far beyond anything that Kipling ever touched on. We need more works like "Taras Bulba" to better understa... View more info

Little Saint

By: Green, Hannah

Price: $4.00

Seller ID: 9780965014144

ISBN: 0965014142

Condition: USED


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Mayor of Casterbridge (Modern Library Classics)

By: Hardy, Thomas

Price: $6.00

Publisher: MODERN LIB:

Seller ID: 9780375760068

ISBN: 0375760067

Condition: USED


One of Hardy's most powerful novels, "The Mayor of Casterbridge" opens with a shocking and haunting scene: In a drunken rage, Michael Henchard sells his wife and daughter to a visiting sailor at a local fair. When they return to Casterbridge some nineteen years later, Henchard--having gained power and success as the mayor--finds he cannot erase the past or the guilt that consumes him. "The Mayor of Casterbridge" is a rich, psychological novel about a man whose own flaws combine with fate to cause his ruin. This Modern Library Paperback Classic reprints the authoritative 1912 Wessex edition... View more info

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Return of the Native

By: Hardy, Thomas

Price: $5.00

Publisher: MODERN LIB: 11/16/2011

Seller ID: 9780375757181

ISBN: 037575718X

Condition: USED


One of Thomas Hardy's most powerful works, The Return of the Native centers famously on Egdon Heath, the wild, haunted Wessex moor that D. H. Lawrence called "the real stuff of tragedy." The heath's changing face mirrors the fortunes of the farmers, inn-keepers, sons, mothers, and lovers who populate the novel. The "native" is Clym Yeobright, who comes home from a cosmopolitan life in Paris. He; his cousin Thomasin; her fiance, Damon Wildeve; and the willful Eustacia Vye are the protagonists in a tale of doomed love, passion, alienation, and melancholy as Hardy brilliantly explores that theme ... View more info

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Scarlet Letter

By: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Price: $5.00

Publisher: MODERN LIB: 11/13/2014

Seller ID: 9780679783381

ISBN: 0679783385

Condition: USED


Introduction by Kathryn HarrisonCommentary by Nathaniel Hawthorne, W. D. Howells, and Carl Van Doren A stark tale of adultery, guilt, and social repression in Puritan New England, "The Scarlet Letter" is a foundational work of American literature. Nathaniel Hawthorne's exploration of the dichotomy between the public and private self, internal passion and external convention, gives us the unforgettable Hester Prynne, who discovers strength in the face of ostracism and emerges as a heroine ahead of her time. As Kathryn Harrison points out in her Introduction, Hester is "the herald of th... View more info

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Hazard of New Fortunes (Modern Library Classics)

By: Howells, William Dean

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Publisher: MODERN LIB:

Seller ID: 9780375759277

ISBN: 0375759271

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Cider House Rules (Modern Library)

By: Irving, John

Price: $7.50

Publisher: MODERN LIB:

Seller ID: 9780679603351

ISBN: 0679603352

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Washington Square

By: James, Henry

Price: $5.00

Publisher: MODERN LIB: 4/24/2015

Seller ID: 9780375761225

ISBN: 0375761225

Condition: USED


Washington Square follows the coming-of-age of its plain-faced, kindhearted heroine, Catherine Sloper. Much to her father' s vexation, a handsome opportunist named Morris Townsend woos the long-suffering heiress, intent on claiming her fortune. When Catherine stubbornly refuses to call off her engagement, Dr. Sloper forces Catherine to choose between her inheritance and the only man she will ever truly love. Cynthia Ozick, in her Introduction to what she calls Henry James' s " most American fiction, " writes that " every line, every paragraph, every chapter of Washington Square] is a fleet-fo... View more info

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Light and Liberty: Reflections on the Pursuit of Happiness

By: Jefferson/Petersen, Eric S.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: MODERN LIB: 7/22/2013

Seller ID: 0812974328

ISBN: 0812974328

Condition: USED


Were Thomas Jefferson alive to read this book, he would recognize every sentence, every elegant turn of phrase, every lofty, beautifully expressed idea. Indeed, every word in the book is his. In an astonishing feat of editing, Eric S. Petersen has culled the entirety of Thomas Jefferson's published works to fashion thirty-four original essays on themes ranging from patriotism and liberty to hope, humility, and gratitude. The result is a lucid, inspiring distillation of the wisdom of one of America's greatest political thinkers. From his personal motto--"Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to... View more info