Legendary science fiction and adventure author Jules Verne is remembered for his fascinating stories of travel and excitement. With countless adaptations available, the titles of his works are familiar. But no joy can compare to reading the originals?and reading them in a deluxe classic edition is even better! This revised, elegant book features the African exploration of Five Weeks in a Balloon; the story of Captain Nemo and his submarine in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea; Around the World in Eighty Days, the famous story of an incredible expedition; and the classic Journey to the Center of the Earth, which takes readers into our world's geological past. With a genuine leather cover, printed endpapers, and a ribbon bookmark, as well as an introduction by an expert on Verne's life and writing, it's an excellent introduction to the work of this well-loved author. Expand your home library?and your imagination?with Jules Verne!$25.86
Oliver Twist. Pip. The ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future. The characters of Charles Dickens live on in our imaginations long after we've read his renowned works of social commentary and vivid storytelling. And though these novels were written more than one hundred years ago, no home library today would be complete without them. This Canterbury Classics edition of Charles Dickens collects some of his most famous and beloved works?The Adventures of Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, A Tale of Two Cities, and Great Expectations?in an elegant, leather-bound, keepsake edition. For those who've never read Dickens, it's the perfect opportunity to experience his unique and compelling writing. And for those who are already Dickens devotees, an introduction by a renowned scholar will provide additional context and food for thought. Specially designed end papers, a ribbon bookmark, and other enhancements complete the package and make this the perfect gift for any lover of literature?a book to read and treasure!$26.57
It was acclaimed author Leo Tolstoy's finest literary achievement. War and Peace, the story of five wealthy families of the Russian aristocracy during and after Napoleon's invasion of Russia, is also considered to be one of the finest novels of all time?a book no home library should be without. Now available in this new, enhanced Canterbury Classics edition, War and Peace includes a genuine leather cover, specially designed covers, and a ribbon bookmark for a complete, elegant package. An introduction by a leading literary critic also sheds light on this complicated yet ultimately rewarding and fascinating work. Perfect for Tolstoy devotees as well as those new to this legendary work, this edition of War and Peace is sure to be a classic.Currently Unavailable
A.E. Stallings writes that like the minutes of the hour, these Sixty Sonnets both combine to make a whole and shine as individual moments. While groups of these sonnets occasionally suggest a narrativerefreshingly, like the fugitives and weary academics that people these pagesthey work alone. The newspaper crime blotter itself, from which, perhaps, some of these incidents are torn, speaks up as a single sonnet. Here are barflies, high-school dropouts, retired literary critics, washed-up novelists and war-zone reporters, suburbanites and historians, and lyrics with a range of reference from Zippos and Star Wars figures to William James and Thomas Eakins. Mostly in a decasyllabic line that allows for the roughed-up prose rhythms of speech, these sonnets tend to conclude in true iambic pentameter, the tradition that haunts rather than dominates these poems. It is the voice of a less lyrical Prufrock (Well head out, you and me, have a pint), a voice that speaks with unsentimental affection for the failures, the Gentlemen at the Tavernbut it is a voice that just as easily could be speaking of the gentlemen at the Mermaid Tavern, and indeed there is something of Marlowe, as well as Eliot, in this sensibility. The evasive presence in the background occasionally speaks in propria personathe wry, worldly-wise voice of the poet himselfas much listener as talkersomething like a sympathetic bartender, scrupulous in his measures, who has heard it all before, but nightly observes every hour unfold afresh from behind the counter.Currently Unavailable
Ernest Hilbert's newest collection, All of You on the Good Earth, continues to explore the bizarre worlds of twenty-first century America first glimpsed in his debut, Sixty Sonnets, which X.J. Kennedy hailed as ?maybe the most arresting sequence we have had since John Berryman checked out of America? and ?whose dark harmonies and omnivorous intellect remind the reader of Robert Lowell's,? according to Adam Kirsch.$17.37
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