Widely regarded as the world's first modern novel, and one of the funniest and most tragic books ever written, Don Quixote chronicles the famous picaresque adventures of the noble knight-errant Don Quixote of La Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, as they travel through sixteenth-century Spain.
James Joyce began these stories in 1904 (he was 22), and completed them in 1907, but they remained unpublished until 1914 â€” victims of Edwardian squeamishness. Their vivid observations of the life of Dublin's poorer classes, unconventional themes, coarse language, and mention of actual people and places made publishers of the day reluctant.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression, a book that galvanizedâ€”and sometimes outragedâ€”millions of readers.
"If the function of a writer is to reveal reality," Maxwell Perkins wrote to Hemingway after reading the manuscript, "no one ever so completely performed it."
July 14, 2015: The long-awaited sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird -- written before the famous Pulitzer Prize winning classic -- is now available.
Harper Lee's Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep southâ€”and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred, available now for the first time as an e-book.
R! R-r-r! With a wonderfully funny introduction by award-winning author Eoin Colfer, Treasure Island is one of the twenty brilliant classic stories being reissued in Puffin Classics in March 2015.
Ever think about tossing it all, running away, and living a simple life in a cabin in the woods? Thoreau did, in the mid-1800s, and then wrote this -- part how-to manual, part spiritual discovery.