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Heritage Press (New York, N.Y.)

Works: 151 works in 188 publications in 1 language and 31,736 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Poetry  History  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  Domestic fiction  Bildungsromans  Epic poetry  Epic poetry, Greek  Novels 
Roles: Publisher, Printer
Classifications: PA4025.A2, 823.8
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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë( Book )

2 editions published between 1942 and 1943 in English and held by 1,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In early nineteenth-century England, an orphaned young woman accepts employment as a governess and soon finds herself in love with her employer who has a terrible secret. Charlotte Bronte's novel about the passionate love between Jane Eyre, a young girl alone in the world, and the rich, brilliant, domineering Rochester has enthralled every kind of reader, from the most critical and cultivated to the youngest and most unabashedly romantic, ever since its publication in 1847. It lives as one of the great triumphs of storytelling and as a moving affirmation of the prerogatives of the heart in the face of disappointment and misfortune
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë( Book )

1 edition published in 1943 in English and held by 1,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against a background of English moors in the eighteenth century, the lives of two families become intertwined through marriage, passion, and the dominating force of a man called Heathcliff
The age of fable, or, The beauties of mythology by Thomas Bulfinch( Book )

1 edition published in 1942 in English and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of legends from Greece and Rome originally "illustrated" with literary references, now published with 100 paintings of mythological subjects by artists including Michelangelo, Botticelli, Titian, Goya, Poussin, Rubens, Turner, Burne-Jones and Watts
The Iliad by Homer( Book )

1 edition published in 1943 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The centuries old epic about the wrath of Achilles is rendered into modern English verse by a renowned translator and accompanied by an introduction that reassesses the identity of Homer. In Robert Fagles' beautifully rendered text, the Iliad overwhelms us afresh. The huge themes godlike, yet utterly human of savagery and calculation, of destiny defied, of triumph and grief compel our own humanity. Time after time, one pauses and re-reads before continuing. Fagles' voice is always that of a poet and scholar of our own age as he conveys the power of Homer. Robert Fagles and Bernard Knox are to be congratulated and praised on this admirable work
Gulliver's travels: an account of the four voyages into several remote nations of the world by Jonathan Swift( Book )

4 editions published in 1940 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The voyages of an eighteenth-century Englishman carry him to such strange places as Lilliput, where people are six inches tall; Brobdingnag, a land of giants; an island of sorcerers; and a country ruled by horses
Tales of the gold rush by Bret Harte( Book )

1 edition published in 1944 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short stories of the California Gold Rush
Droll stories : thirty tales by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

2 editions published in 1939 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of thirty ribald short stories inspired by Rabelais, Boccacio, La Fontaine and other classics of the genre
The divine comedy of Dante Alighieri by Dante Alighieri( Book )

1 edition published in 1944 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'The Divine Comedy' begins in a shadowed forest on Good Friday in the year 1300. It proceeds on a journey that, in its intense recreation of the depths and the heights of human experience, has become the key with which Western civilization has sought to unlock the mystery of its own identity. Allen Mandelbaum's astonishingly Dantean translation, which captures so much of the life of the original, renders whole for us the masterpiece that genius whom our greatest poets have recognized as a central model for all poets. This Everyman's edition -- containing in one volume all three cantos, 'Inferno, ' 'Purgatorio, ' and 'Paradiso' -- includes an introduction by Nobel Prize-winning poet Eugenio Montale, a chronology, notes, and a bibliography. Also included are forty-two drawings selected from Botticelli's marvelous late-fifteenth century series of illustrations." ***"An epic poem in which the poet describes his spiritual journey through Hell, Purgatory and Paradise -- guided first by the poet Virgil and then by his beloved Beatrice -- which results in a purification of his religious faith."
A woman's life by Guy de Maupassant( Book )

2 editions published in 1942 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pessimistic story of Jeanne, a Norman gentlewoman whose life, begun so hopefully, ends in betrayal, loss, and disillusion
The Nibelungenlied by Margaret Armour( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The greatest of the heroic epics to emerge from medieval Germany, the Nibelungenlied is a revenge saga of sweeping dimensions. It tells of the dragon-slayer Sivrit, the mysterious kingdom of the Nibelungs, a priceless treasure guarded by dwarves and giants, an Amazonian queen, fortune-telling water-sprites, and a cloak of invisibility. Driven by the conflict between Kriemhilt, the innocent maiden turned she-devil, and her antagonist, the stoic, indomitable Hagen, the story is one of love, jealousy, murder, and revenge, ending in slaughter on a horrific scale. - Amazon
Poems of Heinrich Heine by Heinrich Heine( Book )

1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virgil's Georgics by Virgil( Book )

1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the best poetry of Ancient Rome
The decline and fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon( Book )

1 edition published in 1946 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author makes the point that in this abridgement he has adhered to Gibbon's style, format, planning, and footnotes, and has made only selective exclusions. The history covers the centuries from Marcus Aurelius to the capture of Constantinople, and concludes with an epilogue dealing with medieval Rome and the dawn of the Renaissance
Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen( Book )

1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the masterpieces of world literature, this great verse drama by Norway's famed playwright humorously yet profoundly explores the virtues, vices, and follies common to all humanity as it follows the roguish life of a charming but arrogant young man. A literary delight since it was first published in 1875
The lives of the twelve Caesars by Suetonius( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intimate details about the lives of the rulers of Rome
Don Quixote, the ingenious gentleman of La Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra( Book )

1 edition published in 1950 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Roger de Coverley papers by Joseph Addison( Book )

2 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An English squire of Queen Anne's reign, Sir Roger exemplified the values of an old country gentleman, and was portrayed as lovable but somewhat ridiculous ('rather beloved than esteemed' (Spectator no. 2), making his Tory politics seem harmless but silly. He was said to be the grandson of the man who invented the dance named after him. This collection of essays from the Spectator includes introductory chapters on the historical background for this 17th/18th century Queen Anne period, on the evolution of The Spectator, and on the lives of Joseph Addison and Richard Steele. Steele, the founder of The Tatler, and The Spectator with Addison, sketched the corresponding plan of the Spectator's Club, with Sir Roger de Coverley representing the honorable values of the country gentleman of the best kind, as here set forth from the original issues of The Spectator in 1711 and beyond. Addison's contributions to The Spectator are said to have perfected the essay as a literary form. His prose style was the model for pure and elegant English until the end of the 18th century; his comments on the manners and morals were widely influential in forming the middle-class ideal of a dispassionate, tolerant, Christian world citizen. His fictitious Sir Roger De Coverly Papers, according to William Makepeace Thackeray, give a full "..expression of the life of the time; of the manners, of the movement, the dress, the pleasures, the laughter, and the ridicules of society," for the period in a way that no pure history or autobiography ever could
The ambassadors by Henry James( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strether is sent to Paris by a wealthy matron to retrieve her wayward son, but he becomes sidetracked by intriguing complications. He begins to question the importance of morality and personal desire versus duty
Rights of man by Thomas Paine( Book )

2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An answer to Edmund Burke's attack on the French Revolution
Resurrection : a novel in three parts by Leo Tolstoy( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rich, visual record of the vices of petty officialdom, Tolstoy's novel of spiritual regeneration recounts the sins of a young Russian nobleman and his attempts in later life to redress those transgressions. A panoramic view of Russian social life at the end of the 19th century, Resurrection pointedly articulates the author's contempt for the social injustices of the world in which he lived
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