Based on historical events, this tale from the imagination of beloved English author William Makepeace Thackeray blends his trademark wit and spot-on satire with an engaging mystery. A must-read for fans of closely observed social satire and lovers of Thackeray's other works, such as Vanity Fair and The Rose and the Ring.
William Makepeace Thackeray is lauded for his razor-sharp wit in satirical novels such as Vanity Fair. In this epistolary collection, Thackeray channels his jocularity into a series of pompous letters touching on subjects as diverse as food, literary figures, romance, and general life advice. A must-read for fans of Thackeray's hilariously skewed view of the world.
It's midnight. Turn out the lights, cuddle with your true love, and shiver to fright-meisters Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Louis Stevenson, and H. P. Lovecraft.
Quicken your pulse with the elegant terror of Henry James, Edith Wharton, and Guy de Maupassant. Chortle at the black glee of H. H. Munro and Ambrose Bierce.
These fourteen tales, plays, and poems, gleaned from cultures around the world, range from wickedly comic to deathly serious,...
Defend the Clues
Fourteen-year-old Amy Cahill and her younger brother, Dan, thought they could return to their regular lives when they found the 39 Clues that safeguard their family's great power. But they were wrong. Powerful enemies—the Vespers—have been waiting in the shadows. And they'll stop at nothing to grab the Clues. Four powerhouse authors unite to expose the 500-year-old secret struggle between the Cahills and the Vespers. The...