John Steinbeck's powerful evocation of the suffering and hardship caused by the Great Depression, and a panoramic vision of the struggle for the American Dream, "The Grapes of Wrath" includes a critic..
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 themes invo..
Enjoy the classic tale of adolescence, growth, and loyalty, all set in Victorian London. What this cautionary tale of a young man raised high above his station by a mysterious benefactor lacks in leng..
"What do you think that is?' she asked me, again pointing with her stick; 'that, where those cobwebs are?" "I can't guess what it is, ma'am". "It's a great cake. A bride-cake. Mine!" "Great Expectatio..
One of Charles Dickens's most renowned and enjoyable novels, Great Expectations tells the story of Pip, an orphan boy who wishes to transcend his humble origins and finds himself unexpectedly given th..
Part of "Penguin's" beautiful hardback "Clothbound Classics" series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful..
One of the most popular novelists ever, Charles Dickens wrote about what he saw in 19th century London: orphans, child labor, and the crime that was rampant in the city at the time. In the 1861 bestse..
'I have been bent and broken, but - I hope - into a better shape.' Pip's life as an ordinary country boy is destined to be unexceptional until a chain of mysterious events lead him away from his humbl..
'With one's face in the wind you were almost burned with a shower of Firedrops.' A selection from Pepys' startlingly vivid and candid diary, including his famous account of the Great Fire. Introducing..
These sumptuous new hardback editions mark the 70th anniversary of Fitzgerald's death. Jay Gatsby is the man who has everything. Everybody who is anybody is seen at his glittering parties. Day and nig..
Invited to an extravagantly lavish party in a Long Island mansion, Nick Carraway, a young bachelor who has just settled in the neighbouring cottage, is intrigued by the mysterious host, Jay Gatsby, a ..
Day and night Jay Gatsby's mansion on West Egg buzzes with bright young things drinking, dancing and debating his mysterious character. For Gatsby - young, handsome, fabulously rich - always seems alo..
'Desperate-minded villain!' Two of Dickens' hilarious early stories from Sketches by Boz: 'The Great Winglebury Duel' and 'Bloomsbury Christening.' Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Peng..
Inspired by a box of wooden toy soldiers given as a present to her elder brother Branwell in 1826, Charlotte Bronte created, together with her siblings, a series of tales set in the imaginary realm of..
Classic master of natural history writing W. H. Hudson forms an important link between nineteenth-century Romanticism and the twentiethcentury ecological movement. His most famous novel, Green Mansion..
"W.W. Jacobs delighted in finding unlikely humour in everyday situations and observations, and these tales succeed in raising a laugh from the most mundane of scenarios. In `The Grey Parrot', a sailor..
They are the stories we've known since we were children. Rapunzel. Hansel and Gretel. Cinderella. Sleeping Beauty. But the works originally collected by the Brothers Grimm in the early 1800s are not n..
French artist Yann Legendre takes readers on a beautiful journey through the classic stories of the brothers Grimm with his superbly illustrated insight. These stories take on a whole new meaning when..
For the past two centuries these delightful stories, gathered together and written down by brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, have entertained and frightened children and adults alike. The lives of Tom..
HarperCollins is proud to present its range of best-loved, essential classics. 'The wolf thought to himself, "What a tender young creature! what a nice plump mouthful - she will be better to eat than ..
Grimm's Household Tales are the most famous and enchanting collection of fairytales ever written down and published. For the past two centuries these delightful stories, gathered together by two of Ge..
The misadventures of Lemuel Gulliver certainly are extraordinary. First he is shipwrecked in a strange land, and finds himself a prisoner of the tiny inhabitants of Lilliput. Then he washes up in Brob..
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 encounters with the inhabi..
He was the first to popularize the concept of time travel. He disturbed--and fascinated--us with a frightening doctor's island. He wrote of an invisible man, of men on the moon, and of a war of the wo..
The complete Cthulhu Mythos by master horror writer H. P. Lovecraft in one volume. The Cthulhu Mythos is a collection of 23 loosely connected short stories by H. P. Lovecraft, one of the earliest mast..
The stories of H. P. Lovecraft have been a source of fascination for readers since they were published in the early twentieth century, and legions of fans continue to reinvent his dark and fantastical..
H.G. Wells, one of the founding fathers of science fiction created a rich universe of short stories, many of which are collected here in this special deluxe edition. The Star, The Time Machine, The La..
This superb collection of classic science-fiction writing features the most notable works of H.G. Wells, including The Time Machine (1895), The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), W..
A young prince meets with his father's ghost, who alleges that his own brother, now married to his widow, murdered him. The prince devises a scheme to test the truth of the ghost's accusation, feignin..
'We have nothing left in the world but what we can win with our swords.' The remarkable account of Hannibal crossing the Alps with his elephants and winning the Battle of the Trebbia. It is one of 46 ..
Fairy tales are timeless treasures passed from generation to generation, and few are as beloved as those of Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. From the princess so sensitive she is discomforted by..
The richness of Oscar Wilde's way with words and ideas is given full range in this sparkling collection of short stories written between 1887 and 1891. From the comic tales of The Canterville Ghost an..
Each volume in the "Collector's Library" series has a specially commissioned Afterword, brief biography of the author and a further reading list. The afterword for this edition is by David Stuart Davi..
"The Happy Prince" is one of the most famous and beloved of Oscar Wilde's tales. This volume also includes two more of Wilde's most treasured stories, "The Selfish Giant" and "The Nightingale and the ..
'Now, what I want is, Facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life. Plant nothing else, and root out everything else'. Coketown is dominated by the figure of Mr ..
The Haunted Life is the coming-of-age story of Peter Martin, a college track star determined to idle away what he knows will be one of his last innocent summers in his tranquil New England home town. ..
'The way I need you is a loneliness I cannot bear' Making its twenty-three-year-old author an overnight literary sensation, this story of isolated, lost lives intersecting in a small town in the Amer..