100 Best Novels

100 Best Novels

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The Korean War

The Korean War

A bracing account of a war that is either misunderstood, forgotten, or willfully ignored.

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The Merry Wives of Windsor

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Eminent Shakespearean scholars Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen provide a fresh new edition of this popular comedy of love, laughter, and merriment—along with more than a hundred pages of exclusive features.

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The Only Game In Town

The Only Game In Town

For more than eighty years, The New Yorker has been home to some of the toughest, wisest, funniest, and most moving sportswriting around. The Only Game in Town is a classic collection from a magazine with a deep bench, including such authors as Roger Angell, John Updike, Don DeLillo, and John McPhee.

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3 Days Before the Shooting

3 Days Before the Shooting

At his death in 1994, Ralph Ellison left behind several thousand pages of his unfinished second novel, which he had spent nearly four decades writing. Five years later, Random House published Juneteenth, drawn from the central narrative of Ellison’s epic work in progress. Three Days Before the Shooting . . . gathers in one volume all the parts of that planned opus, including three major sequences never before published.

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Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

Eminent Shakespearean scholars Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen provide a fresh new edition of this masterpiece of political power play and manipulation—along with more than a hundred pages of exclusive features.

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Dusk and Other Stories

Dusk and Other Stories

First published nearly a quarter-century ago and one of the very few short-story collections to win the PEN/Faulkner Award, this is American fiction at its most vital—each narrative a masterpiece of sustained power and seemingly effortless literary grace.

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The Feminist Promise

The Feminist Promise

In this definitive volume, respected historian Christine Stansell tells the story of one of the great democratic movements of our times.

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Hearts Touched By Fire

Hearts Touched By Fire

In July 1883, just a few days after the twentieth anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, a group of editors at The Century Magazine engaged in a lively argument: Which Civil War battle was the bloodiest battle of them all?

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