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Dr. Seuss presents three modern fables in the rhyming favorite Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories. The collection features tales about greed (“Yertle the Turtle”), vanity (“Gertrude McFuzz”), and pride (“The Big Brag”). In no…

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In this remarkably wide-ranging anthology, Ilan Stavans has collected the work of more than fifty notable Jewish writers from around the globe, weaving these diverse viewpoints and voices into a rich portrait of Jewish literary tradition. The Oxford Book of…

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Edited by one of the leading scholars in children's literature studies, this highly entertaining and scholarly anthology features over 120 complete works, poems, stories, and extracts from novels. Includes over 120 complete works, poems, stories and extracts…

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Diane Schoemperlen is the author of the acclaimed novel "In the Language of Love", & of five short story collections including "Forms of Devotion" (Viking) &"The Man of My Dreams", which was nominated for Canada's Governor General's Award for fiction. Her work…

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The plays collected in Sisters of Gore span the development of Gothic melodrama from the 1790s to the 1840s.

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Cicero (Marcus Tullius, 106–43 BCE ), Roman lawyer, orator, politician and philosopher, of whom we know more than of any other Roman, lived through the stirring era which saw the rise, dictatorship, and death of Julius Caesar in a tottering republic. In his…

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The forty-six short stories collected in this volume were originally published in The Colored American Magazine or The Crisis between 1900 and 1920. The Introduction to the collection, written by Elizabeth Ammons, explores the role played by the major black…

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Includes: Anecdotes from the Last Prussian War, The Beggarwoman of Locarono, and The Story of a Remarkable Single Combat by Heinrich von Kleist; An Unexpected Reunion and Kannitverstan by Johann Peter Hebel; Freidrich de la Motte Fouque's Undine; Adelbert von…

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`The love of adventure, and of mystery, and of a good fight lingers in the minds of men and women.' Thus wrote Andrew Lang in 1887, and the enduring popularity of a genre that was in its heyday at the turn of the century shows no sign of waning. This anthology…

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A regional, best-selling collection of uplifting stories, essays, quotes by such famous contributors as Helen Keller, Leo Buscaglia & Charles M. Schultz which leads us into the quiet depth of our souls.

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Love, so the song goes, is a many-splendoured thing, and fiction has been trying for years both to promote and subvert the cliches it encourages. We turn to literature to learn what love is and what it should be, and readers of this collection will find…

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This anthology offers an introduction to the first major flowering of Russian women's writing between 1835 and 1860. The work produced during this period, like nearly all writing by Russian women, has been, until very recently, 'hidden from history'. None of…