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Democracy: An American Novel

By: Adams, Henry

Price: $5.00

Publisher: MODERN LIB: 4/21/2013

Seller ID: 9780375760587

ISBN: 037576058X

Condition: USED


An immediate bestseller upon its publication in 1880, the anonymously penned "Democracy" prompted widespread speculation and guessing games as to its author's identity. It is the story of Mrs. Lightfoot Lee, a society widow, and Silas Ratcliffe, the most influential member of the Senate, who, throughout the novel, pursues Mrs. Lee while at the same time battling her for power. Set in Washington in the 1870s, "Democracy" presents a scathing and incisive look at the intricate inner workings of politics and corruption that remains relevant today. This Modern Library Paperback Classic is set f... View more info

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Persuasion

By: Austen, Jane

Price: $5.00

Publisher: MODERN LIB: 6/4/2011

Seller ID: 9780375757297

ISBN: 0375757295

Condition: USED


Called a 'perfect novel' by Harold Bloom, "Persuasion" was written while Jane Austen was in failing health. She died soon after its completion, and it was published in an edition with Northanger Abbey in 1818. In the novel, Anne Elliot, the heroine Austen called 'almost too good for me, ' has let herself be persuaded not to marry Frederick Wentworth, a fine and attractive man without means. Eight years later, Captain Wentworth returns from the Napoleonic Wars with a triumphant naval career behind him, a substantial fortune to his name, and an eagerness to wed. Austen explores the compl... View more info

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Sense and Sensibility

By: Austen, Jane

Price: $5.00

Publisher: MODERN LIB: 12/19/2012

Seller ID: 9780375756733

ISBN: 0375756736

Condition: USED


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Pride and Prejudice

By: Austen, Jane

Price: $7.50

Publisher: MODERN LIB: 8/9/2014

Seller ID: 9780679601685

ISBN: 0679601686

Condition: USED


"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife." So begins Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen's perfect comedy of manners--one of the most popular novels of all time--that features splendidly civilized sparring between the proud Mr. Darcy and the prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet as they play out their spirited courtship in a series of eighteenth-century drawing-room intrigues. "Pride and Prejudice seems as vital today as ever," writes Anna Quindlen in her introduction to this Modern Library edition. "It is a pure joy to read." ... View more info

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Lost Illusions

By: Balzac, Honore de

Price: $6.00

Publisher: MODERN LIB: 1/24/2012

Seller ID: 9780375757907

ISBN: 0375757902

Condition: USED


"Balzac was] the master unequalled in the art of painting humanity as it exists in modern society, " wrote George Sand. "He searched and dared everything." Written between 1837 and 1843, Lost Illusions reveals, perhaps better than any other of Balzac's ninety-two novels, the nature and scope of his genius. The story of Lucien Chardon, a young poet from Angouleme who tries desperately to make a name for himself in Paris, is a brilliantly realistic and boldly satirical portrait of provincial manners and aristocratic life. Handsome and ambitious but naive, Lucien is patronized by the beau mo... View more info

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Tarzan of the Apes: A Tarzan Novel (Modern Library Classics)

By: Burroughs, Edgar Rice

Price: $5.50

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE INC:

Seller ID: 9780812967067

ISBN: 0812967062

Condition: USED


The first and best of the Tarzan novels, of which Edgar Rice Burroughs eventually wrote several dozen, "Tarzan of the Apes" remains one of the signature stories of American popular literature, as readable as it is famous. Tarzan himself, in the words of Arthur C. Clarke, is "the best known character in the whole of fiction." As John Taliaferro asserts in his Introduction to this Modern Library Paperback Classic, "There is no question that "Tarzan of the Apes"] is one of the most entertaining and exemplary books of the last century. . . . It] is not merely a story from a bygone era; it is a t... View more info

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Rise of David Levinsky

By: Cahan, Abraham

Price: $4.00

Publisher: MODERN LIB: 10/17/2016

Seller ID: 9780375757983

ISBN: 0375757988

Condition: USED


The Rise of David Levinsky, written by the legendary founder and editor of the "Jewish Daily Forward," is an early Jewish-American classic. According to the scholar Sam B. Girgus, "The novel is more than an important literary work and cultural document. It forms part of the traditional ritual of renewal of the American Way." First published in 1917, Abraham Cahan's realistic novel tells the story of a young talmudic scholar who emigrates from a small town in Russia to the melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York City. As the Jewish "greenhorn" rises from the depths of poverty to become ... View more info

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Christmas Memory, One Christmas, & The Thanksgiving Visitor

By: Capote, Truman

Price: $5.00

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE INC: 3/13/2012

Seller ID: 9780679602378

ISBN: 0679602372

Condition: USED


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Chekhov: The Essential Plays

By: Chekhov, Anton

Price: $5.00

Publisher: MODERN LIB:

Seller ID: 9780375761348

ISBN: 0375761349

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Awakening and Selected Stories (Modern Library Classics)

By: Chopin, Kate

Price: $5.00

Publisher: MODERN LIB:

Seller ID: 9780679783336

ISBN: 0679783334

Condition: USED


Introduction by Kaye GibbonsEdited and with notes by Nina BaymCommentary by Elizabeth Blackwell, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and from "The Picayune's Creole Cook Book"" ""The Awakening "shocked turn-of-the-century readers with its forthright treatment of sex and suicide. Departing from literary convention, Kate Chopin failed to condemn her heroine's desire for an affair with the son of a Louisiana resort owner whom she meets on vacation. The power of sensuality, the delusion of ecstatic love, and the solitude that accompanies the trappings of middle- a... View more info

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Ox-Bow Incident

By: Clark, Walter Van Tilburg

Price: $3.00

Publisher: MODERN LIB:

Seller ID: 9780375757020

ISBN: 0375757023

Condition: USED


Set in 1885, The Ox-Bow Incident is a searing and realistic portrait of frontier life and mob violence in the American West. First published in 1940, it focuses on the lynching of three innocent men and the tragedy that ensues when law and order are abandoned. The result is an emotionally powerful, vivid, and unforgettable re-creation of the Western novel, which Clark transmuted into a universal story about good and evil, individual and community, justice and human nature. As Wallace Stegner writes, Clark's theme was civilization, and he recorded, indelibly, its first steps in a new country.... View more info

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Ox-Bow Incident, The

By: Clark, Walter Van Tilburg

Price: $3.00

Publisher: MODERN LIB: 1/23/2016

Seller ID: 9780812972580

ISBN: 0812972589

Condition: USED


Set in 1885, The Ox-Bow Incident is a searing and realistic portrait of frontier life and mob violence in the American West. First published in 1940, it focuses on the lynching of three innocent men and the tragedy that ensues when law and order are abandoned. The result is an emotionally powerful, vivid, and unforgettable re-creation of the Western novel, which Clark transmuted into a universal story about good and evil, individual and community, justice and human nature. As Wallace Stegner writes, Clark's] theme was civilization, and he recorded, indelibly, its first steps in a new country.... View more info

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Moonstone

By: Collins, Wilkie

Price: $5.00

Publisher: MODERN LIB: 4/28/2015

Seller ID: 9780375757853

ISBN: 0375757856

Condition: USED


"The Moonstone is a page-turner, " writes Carolyn Heilbrun. "It catches one up and unfolds its amazing story through the recountings of its several narrators, all of them enticing and singular." Wilkie Collins's spellbinding tale of romance, theft, and murder inspired a hugely popular genre-the detective mystery. Hinging on the theft of an enormous diamond originally stolen from an Indian shrine, this riveting novel features the innovative Sergeant Cuff, the hilarious house steward Gabriel Betteridge, a lovesick housemaid, and a mysterious band of Indian jugglers. This Modern Library Paper... View more info

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Womanin White

By: Collins, Wilkie

Price: $7.00

Publisher: MODERN LIB: 12/18/2014

Seller ID: 9780375759062

ISBN: 0375759069

Condition: USED


Generally considered the first English sensation novel, The Woman in White features the remarkable heroine Marian Halcombe and her sleuthing partner, drawing master Walter Hartright, pitted against the diabolical team of Count Fosco and Sir Percival Glyde. A gripping tale of murder, intrigue, madness, and mistaken identity, Collins' s psychological thriller has never been out of print in the 140 years since its publication. Anne Perry writes in her Introduction to this Modern Library Paperback Classic (set from the " New Edition" of 1861), " The Woman in White] has lasted, to our great pleasu... View more info

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Heart of Darkness

By: Conrad, Joseph

Price: $3.00

Publisher: MODERN LIB:

Seller ID: 9780375753770

ISBN: 037575377X

Condition: USED


Introduction by Caryl PhillipsCommentary by H. L. Mencken, E. M. Forster, Virginia Woolf, Ernest Hemingway, Bertrand Russell, Lionel Trilling, Chinua Achebe, and Philip Gourevitch Originally published in 1902, " Heart of Darkness" remains one of this century's most enduring works of fiction. Written several years after Joseph Conrad's grueling sojourn in the Belgian Congo, the novel is a complex meditation on colonialism, evil, and the thin line between civilization and barbarity. This edition contains selections from Conrad's "Congo Diary" of 1890--the first notes, in effect, for the ... View more info

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Last of the Mohicans

By: Cooper, James Fenimore

Price: $6.00

Publisher: MODERN LIB:

Seller ID: 9780375757648

ISBN: 0375757643

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Robinson Crusoe

By: Defoe, Daniel

Price: $5.00

Publisher: MODERN LIB: 2/13/2015

Seller ID: 9780375757327

ISBN: 0375757325

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Bleak House (Modern Library Classics)

By: Dickens, Charles

Price: $6.50

Publisher: MODERN LIB:

Seller ID: 9780375760051

ISBN: 0375760059

Condition: USED


Widely regarded as Dickens' s masterpiece, Bleak House centers on the generations-long lawsuit Jarndyce and Jarndyce, through which " whole families have inherited legendary hatreds." Focusing on Esther Summerson, a ward of John Jarndyce, the novel traces Esther' s romantic coming-of-age and, in classic Dickensian style, the gradual revelation of long-buried secrets, all set against the foggy backdrop of the Court of Chancery. Mixing romance, mystery, comedy, and satire, Bleak House limns the suffering caused by the intricate inefficiency of the law. The text of this Modern Library Paperba... View more info

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Oliver Twist

By: Dickens, Charles

Price: $6.00

Publisher: MODERN LIB: 12/15/2012

Seller ID: 9780375757846

ISBN: 0375757848

Condition: USED


Dickens's classic morality tale of a starving orphan caught between opposing forces of good and evil is a powerful indictment of Victorian England's Poor Laws. Filled with dark humor and an unforgettable cast of characters Oliver Twist, Fagin, Nancy, Bill Sykes, and the Artful Dodger, to name a few Dickens's second novel is a compelling social satire that has remained popular since it was first serialized in 1837-39. The text for this Modern Library Paperback Classic is taken from the 1846 New Edition, revised and corrected by the author. It includes new explanatory notes and an appendix, ... View more info

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Little Dorrit (Modern Library Classics)

By: Dickens, Charles

Price: $5.00

Publisher: MODERN LIB:

Seller ID: 9780375759147

ISBN: 037575914X

Condition: USED


Upon its publication in 1857, "Little Dorrit" immediately outsold any of Dickens's previous books. The story of William Dorrit, imprisoned for debt in Marshalsea Prison, and his daughter and helpmate, Amy, or Little Dorrit, the novel charts the progress of the Dorrit family from poverty to riches. In his Introduction, David Gates argues that "intensity of imagination is the gift from which Dickens's other great attributes derive: his eye and ear, his near-universal empathy, his ability to entertain both a sense of the ridiculous and a sense of ultimate significance." This Modern Library Pa... View more info