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New From Gutenburg

Romantic Ireland; volume 1/2 by B. McM. Mansfield and M.F

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Peter Schlemihl by Adelbert von Chamisso

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Ancient and Modern Celebrated Freethinkers by Bradlaugh and Collins and Watts

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The Camp-life of the Third Regiment by Robert T. Kerlin

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Merrie England In The Olden Time, Vol. 2 (of 2) by George Daniel

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Barnaby Rudge: A Tale of the Riots of 'Eighty by Charles Dickens

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Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

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New Thought Pastels by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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Poems of Progress by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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The Iron Pirate: A Plain Tale of Strange Happenings on the Sea by Sir Max Pemberton

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Moby Dick; Or, The Whale by Herman Melville

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The History of Herodotus — Volume 1 by Herodotus

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Rodney Stone by Arthur Conan Doyle

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St. Bernard's by Æsculapius Scalpel

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Hanging in Chains by Albert Hartshorne

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Our Part in the Great War by Arthur Gleason

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A Handbook of Pictorial History by Henry W. Donald

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The Swamp Doctor's Adventures in The South-West by John Robb

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Practical Instruction for Detectives by Emmerson W. Manning

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New York Review of Books

Praise for Gabriel Chevallier’s 'Fear' in The New York Times Book Review

NYRB Classics is thrilled to receive an excellent review of Gabriel Chevallier’s Fear in the July 20, 2014 issue of The New York Times Book Review.

(Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:58:23 -0400)

WSJ Book Club Discusses 'The 13 Clocks' and the Benefits of Reading Aloud

Join the WSJ Book Club this week in a discussion of the “benefits and surprises that come with reading a book aloud.” James Thurber’s The 13 Clocks is the WSJ Book Club’s pick of the month, selected by Neil Gaiman, and each week readers can ask questions and post comments about the book on the WSJ Book Club’s Facebook page.

(Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:32:45 -0400)

Event: Peter G. Platt on Shakespeare, Florio, and Montaigne at the Mechanics' Institute

Join Peter G. Platt for a lively discussion of Shakespeare’s Montaigne: The Florio Translation of the Essays at the Mechanics’ Institute in San Francisco, CA, on July 10, 2014.

(Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:01:32 -0400)

New NYRB Reading Group Guides Now Available

We are continuing to add to our selection of Reading Group Guides, most recently with guides for Russell Hoban’s Turtle Diary, Intizar Husain’s Basti, and Joan Chase’s During the Reign of the Queen of Persia. All guides are free and printable, and can be found on our website.

(Mon, 23 Jun 2014 15:17:27 -0400)

Three NYRB Classics Titles Shortlisted for the PEN Translation Prize

NYRB is pleased to announce that three of our titles have been shortlisted for the PEN Translation Prize, awarded each year for a book-length translation from any language into English.

(Fri, 20 Jun 2014 14:31:09 -0400)

'The Broken Road' Shortlisted for the Dolman Travel Book Award by the Authors' Club

Patrick Leigh Fermor’s The Broken Road was shortlisted for the Dolman Travel Book Award, a British prize awarded annually by the Authors’ Club to an outstanding travel book.

(Tue, 17 Jun 2014 14:02:31 -0400)

Neil Gaiman Names '13 Clocks' as his WSJ Book Club Selection

Last week, Coraline and Stardust author Neil Gaiman named James Thurber’s The 13 Clocks as his pick for The Wall Street Journal’s WSJ Book Club.

Gaiman wrote the introduction for the New York Review Children’s Collection edition of The 13 Clocks, and in an interview with The Wall Street Journal said of the book, “There has never been anything like this before, and there will never be anything like this again…[Thurber] takes such delight in the words. It’s like it’s written by somebody who wants to infect you with his love of words. There are poems hidden in the text. There are places where it wanders into rhyme and out again. There are all of the invented words. The story itself is nonsense in the finest possible way.”

(Mon, 16 Jun 2014 17:30:40 -0400)

Australia Book Launches for 'Last Words from Montmartre'

(Wed, 11 Jun 2014 12:41:18 -0400)

Daniel Mendelsohn on 'The Inspired Voyage of Patrick Leigh Fermor' in The New York Review of Books

In the June 19, 2014 issue of The New York Review of Books, Daniel Mendelsohn reviewed The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos, Patrick Leigh Fermor’s account of the third and final leg of his journey across Europe by foot.

Mendelsohn writes, “When you put down The Broken Road you feel what [Leigh Fermor] himself felt on departing from Mount Athos…‘a great deal of regret.’”

(Mon, 09 Jun 2014 17:06:44 -0400)

Elisabeth Sifton and Fritz Stern in The New York Times Book Review

Elisabeth Sifton and Frtiz Stern’s book, No Ordinary Men: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Hans von Dohnanyi, Resisters Against Hitler in Church and State appeared in the June 8, 2014 New York Times Book Review.

(Fri, 06 Jun 2014 13:27:42 -0400)

Panel Discussion: BAM's 'The Old Woman' and the Russian Avant-Garde Movement

On Monday, June 9th, at 7:30 p.m., Greenlight Bookstore will host a panel discussion about BAM’s upcoming production of The Old Woman, adapted from a short story by Daniil Kharms, co-founder of the OBERIU.

(Thu, 05 Jun 2014 10:33:18 -0400)

Literature & World War I: A Panel

Join NYRB Classics editor, Edwin Frank, and Richard Greeman and Christopher Winks for a discussion of the writers of World War I at The Commons in Brooklyn.

(Wed, 04 Jun 2014 15:42:29 -0400)

Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky’s ‘Autobiography of a Corpse’ Wins the 2014 Read Russia Prize

Last week, NYRB Classics was delighted to accept the 2014 Read Russia Prize for Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky’s Autobiography of a Corpse on behalf of translator Joanne Turnbull. Awarded each spring, the Read Russia Prize celebrates the best English translations of Russian literature.

(Wed, 04 Jun 2014 15:28:10 -0400)

PEN Literary Awards Longlist Includes Four NYRB Titles

We are pleased to announce that four titles published by New York Review Books are on the long list for the 2014 PEN Literary Awards.

(Wed, 14 May 2014 17:39:08 -0400)

Daniel Mendelsohn in Conversation with Choire Sicha at BookCourt

On Tuesday, May 20 at 7:00 pm, Daniel Mendelsohn will discuss his collection Waiting for the Barbarians: Essays from the Classics to Pop Culture with editor and author Choire Sicha.

(Tue, 06 May 2014 18:21:45 -0400)

from Canoe

George R.R. Martin heartwarmingly refuses to kill boy, 13


George R.R. Martin heartwarmingly refuses to kill boy, 13 (Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:12:26 -0400)

Holy Hallelujah, Batman! The caped crusader turns 75


Batman is 75 years old this year. (Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:39:52 -0400)

Chuck Palahniuk's 'Fight Club 2' coming in 2015


Chuck Palahniuk writes 'Fight Club 2' (Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:30:42 -0400)

Sharon Tate's sister shares 'Recollection'


In the middle of an intense conversation about her late sister, Sharon Tate, author Debra Tate is suddenly interrupted by a loud, sharp whistling noise. (Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400)

Stephen King's 'Mr. Mercedes' a decent summer read


Stephen King's 'Mr. Mercedes' a decent summer read (Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:00:00 -0400)

Most shocking comic book deaths


Most shocking comic book deaths (Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:00:00 -0400)

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