Classic Lit

Books to cross off your bucket list.

  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

    Lewis Carroll’s beloved classic stories are reimagined in this deluxe illustrated gift edition from the award-winning design studio behind the graphics for the Harry Potter film franchise,...

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  • Bacchae

    A bold new translation of Euripides’ shockingly modern classic work, from Forward Prize-winning poet, Robin Robertson, with a new introduction by bestselling and award-winning writer, critic and...

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  • The Beauty and the Beast (Illustrated with Interactive Elements)

    MinaLima, the award-winning design studio behind the graphics for the Harry Potter film franchise and the creators of the illustrated Jungle Book and Peter Pan, reimagine the beloved French...

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  • Brave New World

    Now reissued in a gorgeous hardcover edition: "one of the most prophetic dystopian works of the 20th century" (Wall Street Journal) must be read and understood by anyone concerned with preserving...

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  • Country

    Published to ravishing acclaim in the UK, a fierce and suspenseful reimagining of Homer’s Iliad set in mid-1990s Northern Ireland—a heart pounding tale of honor and revenge that...

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  • Go Set a Watchman

    #1 New York Times Bestseller“Go Set a Watchman is such an important book, perhaps the most important novel on race to come out of the white South...

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  • The Jungle Book (Illustrated with Interactive Elements)

    For fans of all ages, legendary British writer Rudyard Kipling’s complete collection of enchanting fables set in India—the basis of the beloved animated Disney film and a modern cinematic retelling...

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  • Peter Pan (Illustrated with Interactive Elements)

    J. M. Barrie’s classic children's story is reimagined in this delightful full-color deluxe edition filled with all-new illustrations and ten removable features specially designed by MinaLima, the...

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  • A Prayer for Owen Meany

    "An early John Irving novel and a great introduction to his work. Plus it’s the source of the iconic line, 'My life is a reading list.'"

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  • The Secret Garden (Illustrated with Interactive Elements)

    "This was one of my favorites as a kid so I may be a little biased, but this gorgeous illustrated edition of a classic would make a great gift for any young reader!"

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  • To Kill a Mockingbird

    "One of the great American classics. For an extra special gift, you can pair the original edition with the graphic novel adaptation!"

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  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is more colorful and enchanting than you remember in this gorgeous illustrated edition of L. Frank Baum’s classic, a remarkable interpretation by celebrated...

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  • The World Is Round

    Published to commemorate its 75th anniversary, The World Is Round brings back into print the classic story created by Gertrude Stein and Clement Hurd.Written in her unique prose style,...

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  • After the Fireworks

    "After the Fireworks is a major work and a turning point for Huxley, leading directly to Brave New World.” --Gary GiddinsIn After the Fireworks,...

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  • Ben-Hur

    A deluxe Harper Perennial Legacy Edition, with an introduction from John Swansburg, Deputy Editor at SlateOne of the best-selling books of all time, Lew Wallace’s...

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  • Black Sun

    Now in a Harper Perennial Modern Classics edition, the timeless novel that chronicles a reckless romance in the wilderness, from Edward Abbey, one of America’s foremost defenders of the natural...

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  • The Brave Cowboy

    From acclaimed author and literary genius Edward Abbey comes this classic novel that inspired the motion picture Lonely Are The Brave—a stirring and unforgettable tribute to the American...

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  • The Bridge of San Luis Rey

    A beautiful edition of Thornton Wilder’s classic novel featuring previously unpublished notes and other illuminating documentary material, along with a foreword by acclaimed author Russell...

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  • The Collected Novels of Charles Wright

    “Reading Wright is a steep, stinging pleasure.”—Dwight Garner, New York TimesIn this incisive, satirical collection of three classic American...

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  • The Crying of Lot 49

    Thomas Pynchon's classic post-modern satire, which tells the wonderfully unusual story of Oedipa Maas, first published in 1965.When her ex-lover, wealthy real-estate tycoon...

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  • Don Quixote Deluxe Edition

    Edith Grossman’s definitive English translation of the Spanish masterpiece, now available in a deluxe paperback edition.Widely regarded as the world’s first modern novel, and one of the...

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  • Great Expectations

    Great Expectations is the beloved coming-of-age classic by Charles Dickens that follows the life of an orphan named Pip and his quest to discover the truth about himself. With its timeless...

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  • Gulliver's Travels

    By “the finest satirist in the English language” (New York Times), Jonathan Swift’s satirical masterpiece, Gulliver’s Travels, is the extraordinary tale of Lemuel Gulliver’s...

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  • House Made of Dawn [50th Anniversary Ed]

    A special 50th anniversary edition of the magnificent Pulitzer Prize-winning classic from N. Scott Momaday, with a new preface by the authorA young Native American,...

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  • Jamaica Inn

    From Daphne du Maurier—the beloved author of the timeless classic Rebecca—comes this haunting novel of secrets and suspenseThe coachman tried to warn young Mary Yellan away from...

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  • John Halifax, Gentleman

    A deluxe Harper Perennial Legacy Edition, with an introduction from Simon Van Booy, nationally best-selling author of Father’s Day and The Illusion of SeparatenessA...

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  • The Linwoods

    A deluxe Harper Perennial Legacy Edition, with an introduction from Margot Livesey, award-winning and New York Times best-selling author of The Flight of Gemma HardyA...

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  • The Matchmaker

    “Loud, slap dash and uproarious...extraordinarily original and funny."—New York TimesNow, for the first time in a standalone edition, Thornton Wilder's...

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  • Middlemarch

    A deluxe Harper Perennial Legacy Edition, with an introduction from Francine Prose, award-winning and New York Times best-selling author of Reading Like a WriterGeorge...

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  • Sheltering Sky

    A landmark of twentieth-century literature. Paul Bowles examines the ways in which Americans' incomprehension of alien cultures leads to the ultimate destruction of those cultures. A story...

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  • Theophilus North

    The last of Thornton Wilder’s works published during his lifetime, Theophilus North is part autobiographical and part the imagined adventures of Wilder’s twin brother who died...

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  • Two Serious Ladies

    Two Serious Ladies is the only novel by avant-garde literary star and wife of legendary writer Paul Bowles—a modernist cult-classic, mysterious, profound, anarchic, and funny, that follows two...

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  • Villette

    A deluxe Harper Perennial Legacy Edition, with an introduction from Mallory Ortberg, New York Times best-selling author of Texts from Jane EyreCharlotte...

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  • Semicolon

    "A pocket-sized guide to the history of semicolons! Need I say any more? Give it to your friend who manages to work semicolons into text messages."

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  • On Drinking

    The definitive collection of works on a subject that inspired and haunted Charles Bukowski for his entire life: alcohol Charles Bukowski turns to the bottle in this revelatory...

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  • Bookends

    A brilliant, idiosyncratic collection of introductions and afterwords (plus some liner notes) by New York Times bestselling and Pulitzer Prize winning author Michael Chabon—“one of contemporary...

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  • On Democracy

    A New York Times Book Review New & Noteworthy TitleA collection of essays, letters and poems from E.B. White, “one of the country’s great literary...

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  • The Reading Life

    The revered teacher and bestselling author reflects on the power, importance, and joy of a life dedicated to reading books in this delightful collection drawn from his wide body of writings.More...

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  • What to Read and Why

    In this brilliant collection, the follow-up to her New York Times bestseller Reading Like a Writer, the distinguished novelist, literary critic, and essayist celebrates the pleasures...

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  • Why Comics?

    A New York Times Notable BookFilled with beautiful full-color art, dynamic storytelling, and insightful analysis, Hillary Chute reveals what makes one of the most...

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  • On Disobedience

    “Human history began with an act of disobedience, and it is not unlikely that it will be terminated by an act of obedience.”—from On DisobedienceIn On...

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  • On Truth and Untruth

    “We continue to live within the intellectual shadow cast by Nietzsche.”—New York Times Book ReviewReissued for the age of "fake news," On Truth and Untruth charts...

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  • The Present Age

    “A revolutionary age is an age of action; ours is the age of advertisement and publicity. Nothing ever happens but there is immediate publicity everywhere.”— From The Present AgeIn The...

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  • Nouns & Verbs

    A major new collection from one of our best loved, most celebrated, and most original poets Deeply personal but also expansive in its imaginative scope, Nouns & Verbs...

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