"Captain Ahab was neither my first husband nor my last". An epic-scale, brilliant and compelling saga, inspired by a brief passage in "Moby Dick", chronicles the life of Captain Ahab's wife.
In this masterful debut novel, Clinch takes readers on a journey into the history and heart of one of American literature's most brutal and mysterious figures: Huckleberry Finn's father. The result is a deeply original tour de force that springs from Twain's classic novel but takes on a fully realized life of its own.
John Updikes's nineteenth novel tells the story of Claudius and Gertrude, King and Queen of Denmark, before the action of Shakespeare's Hamlet begins.
Instead of lauding the hero Beowulf, the spotlight shines on Grendel, whose grotesque body and blood thirst condemn him to the life of an outlaw, but whose soul delights in dark humor, dramatic pirouettes and pranks.
Features Magwitch from Charles Dickens's Great Expecations. A vivid and robust novel of Dickensian London. Jack Maggs, a foundling trained in the fine arts of thievery, cruelly betrayed and deported to Australia, has now reversed his fortunes--and seeks to fulfill his well-concealed, innermost desire.
From Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, Brooks has taken the character of the absent father, March, and has added adult resonance to portray the moral complexity of war and a marriage tested by the demands of extreme idealism.
Features Tiny Tim Cratchit from Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. In this absorbing mystery set in 1860 London, a grown-up Timothy Cratchit discovers the dead body of ten-year-old girl.
Acclaimed as a modern dramatic masterpiece, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is the fabulously inventive tale of Hamlet as told from the worm's-eye view of the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters in Shakespeare's play.
This being the last testament of the infamous pirate Long John Silver, you would do well not to trust a word in its pages. He will tell a tale of treason, murder, a lost treasure, and what really happened on Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island . . .
He's the most feared and successful bounty hunter in the galaxy. He is Boba Fett, and even the most hardened criminals tremble at his name. Now he faces the deadliest challenge of his infamous career--an all-out war against his most dangerous enemies.
The first of a trilogy featuring the three Prince Charmings- Cinderella's, Snow White's and Sleeping Beauty's, all now divorced and available. Cinderella's ex meets Snow White's beautiful stepmother, also divorced, and still smarting from the "wicked" reputation she can't shake. Neither believes in happily ever after any more, but both believe in happily for the moment.
Jean Rhys's reputation was made upon the publication of this passionate and heartbreaking novel, in which she brings into the light one of fiction's most mysterious characters: the madwoman in the attic from Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre.