The Sorrows of Young Werther

This is Goethe s first novel, published in 1774 Written in diary form, it tells the tale of an unhappy, passionate young man hopelessly in love with Charlotte, the wife of a friend a man who he alternately admires and detests The Sorrows of Young Werther became an important part of the Sturm

Wuthering Heights

You can find the redesigned cover of this edition HERE This best selling Norton Critical Edition is based on the 1847 first edition of the novel For the Fourth Edition, the editor has collated the 1847 text with several modern editions and has corrected a number of variants, including accidentals.

Songs of Innocence and of Experience

Songs of Innocence and of Experience is an illustrated collection of poems by William Blake It appeared in two phases A few first copies were printed and illuminated by William Blake himself in 1789 five years later he bound these poems with a set of new poems in a volume titled Songs of

Lyrical Ballads

The majority of the following poems are to be considered as experiments They were written chiefly with a view to ascertain how far the language of conversation in the middle and lower classes of society is adapted to the purposes of poetic pleasure William Wordsworth, from the Advertisment

Pride and Prejudice

Alternate cover edition of ISBN 9780679783268 Since its immediate success in 1813, Pride and Prejudice has remained one of the most popular novels in the English language Jane Austen called this brilliant work her own darling child and its vivacious heroine, Elizabeth Bennet, as delightful a

Jane Eyre

Orphaned as a child, Jane has felt an outcast her whole young life Her courage is tested once again when she arrives at Thornfield Hall, where she has been hired by the brooding, proud Edward Rochester to care for his ward Ad le Jane finds herself drawn to his troubled yet kind spirit She falls

The Scarlet Letter

Nathaniel Hawthorne s THE SCARLET LETTER reaches to our nation s historical and moral roots for the material of great tragedy Set in an early New England colony, the novel shows the terrible impact a single, passionate act has on the lives of three members of the community the defiant Hester

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner originally The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere is the longest major poem by the English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, written in 179798 and published in 1798 in the first edition of Lyrical Ballads Modern editions use a later revised version printed in 1817 and


Emma Woodhouse is one of Austen s most captivating and vivid characters Beautiful, spoilt, vain and irrepressibly witty, Emma organizes the lives of the inhabitants of her sleepy little village and plays matchmaker with devastating effect.


Twenty seven year old Anne Elliot is Austen s most adult heroine Eight years before the story proper begins, she is happily betrothed to a naval officer, Frederick Wentworth, but she precipitously breaks off the engagement when persuaded by her friend Lady Russell that such a match is unworthy The

Sense and Sensibility

Alternate cover edition of ISBN 9780141439662 The I know of the world, the am I convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love I require so much Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve, and when she falls in love with the dashing but unsuitable John Willoughby

Mansfield Park

Adopted into the household of her uncle, Sir Thomas Bertram, Fanny Price grows up a meek outsider among her cousins in the unaccustomed elegance of Mansfield Park Soon after Sir Thomas absents himself on estate business in Antigua the family s investment in slavery and sugar is considered in the

The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

Once regarded as a brilliant eccentric whose works skirted the outer fringes of English art and literature, William Blake 17571827 is today recognized as a major poet, a profound thinker, and one of the most original and exciting English artists Nowhere is his glorious poetic and pictorial legacy

Guilty Thing: A Life of Thomas De Quincey

A dynamic biography of one of the most mysterious members of Wordsworth s circle and the last of the Romantics Thomas De Quincey opium eater, celebrity journalist, and professional doppelg nger is embedded in our culture Modeling his character on Coleridge and his sensibility on Wordsworth, De

Riot Most Uncouth: A Lord Byron Mystery

The year is 1807, and Byron is living large as a student at Trinity College in Cambridge, England He has successfully skirted the college s rule against keeping dogs in the dorm by rooming with a rather large bear named the Professor When a young woman is found murdered in a local boarding