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New From Gutenburg

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare

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What Is Man? and Other Essays by Mark Twain

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Het beleg en de verdediging van Haarlem, in 1572-1573 (deel 3 van 3) by J. van de Capelle

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Giovanni Boccaccio, a Biographical Study by Edward Hutton

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The Secret Battle by A. P. Herbert

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Decadence and Other Essays on the Culture of Ideas by Remy de Gourmont

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Au bord de la Bièvre by Alfred Delvau

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Oliver Twist, Illustrated by Charles Dickens

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An Epitome of the History of Medicine by Roswell Park

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The History of Yiddish Literature in the Nineteenth Century by Leo Wiener

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Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

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The Border Spy by Lieut. Col. Hazeltine

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Naval Occasions

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La plebe, parte I by Vittorio Bersezio

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La plebe, parte II by Vittorio Bersezio

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La plebe, parte III by Vittorio Bersezio

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La plebe, parte IV by Vittorio Bersezio

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L'Illustration, No. 0065, 25 Mai 1844 by Various

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New York Review of Books

‘Morel’s Invention’ and ‘The 10th Victim’ at the Film Society of Lincoln Center

Morel’s Invention, the film adaptation of Adolfo Bioy Casares’s The Invention of Morel, and The 10th Victim, based on the story “Seventh Victim” in Store of the Worlds: The Stories of Robert Sheckley, will play at the Film Society of Lincoln Center on Wednesday, August 27, as a part of their “Strange Lands: International Sci-Fi” series.

(Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:51:45 -0400)

NYRB Classics Author Simon Leys, 1935–2014

Simon Leys, the pen name of Pierre Ryckmans, is the author of The Hall of Uselessness and a contributor to The New York Review of Books.

(Tue, 12 Aug 2014 17:22:34 -0400)

Read Kosztolányi’s 'Skylark' with the McNally Jackson International Literature Book Club

On Monday, September 8, at 7 p.m., the McNally Jackson International Literature Book Club will discuss Skylark by Dezso Kosztolányi. The group meets in the Cooking section of the store, and Sarah McNally will lead the discussion.

(Thu, 07 Aug 2014 12:43:42 -0400)

Event: Daniel Mendelsohn and Adrian Goldsworthy on Emperor Augustus at McNally Jackson

On Monday, August 25, at 7 p.m., Daniel Mendelsohn will be in conversation with Adrian Goldsworthy about the new NYRB Classic Augustus by John Williams, author of Stoner, and Goldsworthy’s new biography, Augustus: From Revolutionary to Emperor.

(Tue, 05 Aug 2014 14:41:53 -0400)

Krzhizhanovsky’s 'Autobiography of a Corpse' Wins the 2014 PEN Translation Prize

NYRB Classics is pleased to announce that Autobiography of a Corpse by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky, translated from the Russian by Joanne Turnbull & Nikolai Formozov, has won the 2014 PEN Translation Prize.

(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:15:48 -0400)

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)

from Canoe

First issue of Superman sells for $3.2M


The world's most expensive comic book -- the original 1938 Action Comics featuring Superman -- sold in an eBay auction for US$3,207,852 on Sunday. (Sun, 24 Aug 2014 22:12:32 -0400)

'Game of Thrones' author George R. R. Martin to kill more fan favorites


"Game of Thrones" author George R. R. Martin has a well-earned reputation for breaking fans' hearts by indiscriminately killing beloved characters in his "Song of Ice and Fire" novels, and apparently, it's only going to get worse from here. (Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:17:05 -0400)

J.K. Rowling releases new 'Harry Potter' story


J.K. Rowling releases new 'Harry Potter' story (Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:05:00 -0400)

Orange is the New Black real-life jailbird plans memoir


A real-life jailbird portrayed by actress Laura Prepon in hit TV drama Orange is the New Black has landed a deal to publish her memoirs about her time behind bars. (Sun, 17 Aug 2014 12:54:47 -0400)

Lindsay Lohan planning memoir 'trilogy'


Lindsay Lohan planning memoir 'trilogy' (Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:53:39 -0400)

Kim Kardashian plans to release 'selfie' book


Kim Kardashian plans to release 'selfie' book (Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:32:00 -0400)

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