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Bibliophiles rejoice! We're proud to present the Barnes & Noble Classics Series. We have put together a limited number of complete trade paperback sets (199 volumes in all) at an extraordinary price. Shop now while supplies last.

The Barnes & Noble Classics Library Set contains:

  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  • The Aeneid by Vergil
  • Aesop's Fables by Aesop
  • The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
  • Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
  • The Ambassadors by Henry James
  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  • The Arabian Nights by Anonymous
  • The Art of War by Sun Tzu
  • The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man and Other Writings by James Weldon Johnson
  • The Awakening and Selected Short Fiction by Kate Chopin
  • Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis
  • Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope
  • The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Beowulf Translated by John McNamara
  • Billy Budd and The Piazza Tales by Herman Melville
  • Bleak House by Charles Dickens
  • The Bostonians by Henry James
  • The Brothers Karamazov byFyodorDostoevsky
  • Bulfinch's Mythology by Thomas Bulfinch
  • The Call of the Wild and WhiteFang by Jack London
  • Candide by Voltaire
  • The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
  • A Christmas Carol, The Chimes, & The Cricket on the Hearth by Charles Dickens
  • The Collected Oscar Wilde
  • The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson
  • The Collected Stories of Guy de Maupassant
  • Common Sense and Other Writings by Thomas Paine
  • The Communist Manifesto and Other Writings by Karl Marx
  • The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Volume I by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Volume II by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Confessions by St. Augustine of Hippo
  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  • Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand
  • Daisy Miller and Washington Square by Henry James
  • Daniel Deronda by George Eliot
  • David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  • Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
  • The Death of Ivan Ilych and Other Stories by Leo Tolstoy
  • The Deerslayer by James Fenimore Cooper
  • Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • Emma by Jane Austen
  • The Enchanted Castle and Five Children and It by Edith Nesbit
  • Essays and Poems by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Essential Dialogues of Plato by Plato
  • Essential Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe
  • Ethan Frome & Selected Stories by Edith Wharton
  • Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen
  • Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
  • Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev
  • The Federalist by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay
  • Founding America: Documents from the Revolution to the Bill of Rights Edited by Jack N. Rakove
  • The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason
  • Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  • Germinal by Emile Zola
  • The Good Soldier by Ford Maddox Ford
  • Great American Short Stories: From Hawthorne to Hemingway Edited by Corinne Demas
  • Great Escapes: Four Slave NarrativesIntroduction and notes by Daphne A. Brooks
  • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  • Grimm's Fairy Tales by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm
  • Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
  • Hard Times by Charles Dickens
  • Heart of Darkness and Selected Short Fiction by Joseph Conrad
  • The Histories by Herodotus
  • The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides
  • The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
  • The House of the Dead and Poor Folk by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Howards End by E. M. Forster
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
  • The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • The Iliad by Homer
  • The Importance of Being Earnest and Four Other Plays by Oscar Wilde
  • Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs
  • The Inferno by Dante Alighieri
  • The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud
  • Ivanhoe by Walter Scott
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
  • Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
  • The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
  • The Jungle Books by Rudyard Kipling
  • Kim by Rudyard Kipling
  • King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard
  • Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence
  • The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
  • Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Writings by Washington Irving
  • Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
  • Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
  • Lost Illusions by Honoré de Balzac
  • Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  • Maggie: A Girl of the Streets and Other Writings About New York by Stephen Crane
  • The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington
  • Main Street by Sinclair Lewis
  • Man and Superman and Three Other Plays by George Bernard Shaw
  • The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas
  • Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  • The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
  • Metamorphoses by Ovid
  • The Metamorphosis and Other Stories by Franz Kafka
  • Middlemarch by George Eliot
  • Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
  • Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
  • The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
  • My Ántonia by Willa Cather
  • My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass
  • Narrative of Sojourner Truth
  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave
  • Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens
  • Night and Day by Virginia Woolf
  • Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  • Nostromo by Joseph Conrad
  • Notes from Underground, The Double and Other Stories by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
  • The Odyssey by Homer
  • Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham
  • Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  • The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
  • Paradise Lost by John Milton
  • Paradiso by Dante Alighieri
  • Persuasion by Jane Austen
  • Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
  • The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
  • Poetics and Rhetoric by Aristotle
  • The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
  • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Dubliners by James Joyce
  • Possessed by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • The Prince and Other Writings by Niccolò Machiavelli
  • The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
  • Pudd'nhead Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins by Mark Twain
  • Purgatorio by Dante Alighieri
  • Pygmalion and Three Other Plays by George Bernard Shaw
  • The Red and the Black by Stendhal
  • The Red Badge of Courage and Selected Short Fiction by Stephen Crane
  • Republic by Plato
  • The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
  • The Rise of Silas Lapham by William D. Howells
  • Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
  • A Room with a View by E. M. Forster
  • Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum
  • The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  • The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad
  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Selected Stories of O. Henry by O. Henry
  • Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  • A Sentimental Education by Gustave Flaubert
  • Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
  • Silas Marner and Two Short Stories by George Eliot
  • Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser
  • Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence
  • The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du Bois
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Stories by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Swann's Way by Marcel Proust
  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  • Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu
  • Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  • This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Three Lives by Gertrude Stein
  • The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
  • Three Theban Plays by Sophocles
  • Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
  • The Time Machine and The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells
  • Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
  • Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Turn of the Screw, The Aspern Papers, and Two Stories by Henry James
  • Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
  • Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Utopia by Thomas More
  • Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
  • The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James
  • Villette by Charlotte Brontë
  • The Virginian by Owen Wister
  • The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf
  • Walden and Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau
  • War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  • The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
  • Ward No. 6 and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
  • The Waste Land and Other Poems by T. S. Eliot
  • The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
  • The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  • The Wings of the Dove by Henry James
  • Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
  • The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
  • Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

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The Barnes & Noble Classics series offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:

  • New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars
  • Biographies of the authors
  • Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events
  • Footnotes and endnotes
  • Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work
  • Comments by other famous authors
  • Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations
  • Bibliographies for further reading
  • Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate
All editions are beautifully designed and areprinted to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400500420
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble
  • Publication date: 11/28/2009
  • Series: Barnes & Noble Classics Series
  • Edition description: 199-volume set
  • Sales rank: 817,612
  • Product dimensions: 12.75 (w) x 19.50 (h) x 10.10 (d)

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  • Posted March 27, 2011

    Why not?

    I purchased this for myself last year. Even though I was an English major, I had read fewer than 40 of these novels, which I found shameful. It arrived in eight boxes, around twenty five pounds each. It was, of course, a treat to unpack, and more fun to shelve. I can't imagine these in hardcover. I would guess that would be close to 600 or more pounds of books. As it is, I dread the day I have to move. There is no need to comment on the stories, however the binding and muted colors blend well together. The boxes arrived with some damage, however the books were unblemished. The books I have read or looked through so far all have relevant timelines of the author's life, a long introduction, end notes, sometimes footnotes, questions in the back to provoke academic thought, relevant commentary by other critics and novelists of the story and further recommended related reading including biographies and criticism.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 10, 2010

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    Great Deal for Library of Classic Literature

    I have amassed this collection over a length of time and spent far more than the given price to purchase these great works of literature. I have enjoyed rereading old favorites and gaining a new appreciation of the writer's ability to bring the characters to life and give them the capability to capture my attention again and again. I have also enjoyed reading new works in which I was lacking knowledge. If this collection brings any book lover half the enjoyment it has brought to me then it is worth the price four fold. My enjoyment of this collection is so sincere that I am now working on recreating it on my Nook.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2010

    Too bad it's not hardcover.

    This is definitely a great collection to acquire. The price for it is more than reasonable. It is a timeless investment, but it is paperback. I would buy this collection with my eyes closed if it was hardcover. I own a lot of these books already, and I'm willing to give them up to friends and relatives, if I could get a complete library of classics in hardcover.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 16, 2010

    too little too late for me

    I'm 38 and have been collecting B&N classics since 21. I have quite the collection as I've spent quite a bit of money for the collection. It's just too late for me. I would have loved this years ago. I could have had all the books, placed them on my bookcases, and read them one by one. Pure bliss! I used to be an exclusive classics reader. I was afraid the NYT bestsellers would rot my mind :) I'm getting my second masters and I've wishlisted Rosetta Stone French and Irish as gifts, but to be truthful I'd rather have this collection, but there is a problem. I already have at least half of these books. What do I do? How do I weed through them? I can't return them to B&N. I can take them to the used book store and get like a quarter for each. A yard sale would net me no more than a quarter for each of the books. I would never get a return on my investment. My books are pristine - no writing, no highlighting, and no dog ears. I love and respect my books as the treasures that they are. I kept my textbooks perfect too. Can you offer this whole collection - all 199 books for the nook for a special price? My husband has a nook and he already has many of these books for me but if there was a was to easily download the entire collection of 199 books as a package deal B&N would be redeemed in my eyes and I'd get my own nook.

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 15, 2011

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    Beautiful Set

    I received this in eight separate boxes via UPS. The set is wonderfully done and you can without a doubt witness the passion put into every book included. Whether through the unique artwork, synopsis, or author background, this book set has become one of my favorite treasures.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 29, 2011

    Already have them all

    It's actually cheaper to wait for the sale "Buy 2 get one free". That, plus the 10% BN discount results in an almost 40% discount.
    Just buy books of the same price together.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 17, 2011

    Great buy!

    What I am doing is this: I wait until B&N has their classics sale "buy two, get third free" and since I have the BN discount card, I get the 10% off on top of getting every third book free. It's way cheaper that way. No need to buy them all at once as these sales go on several times a year. Also, I am replacing the titles that I own already with these BN classics because I want to have them all be part of a single collection. What I am doing with my old titles is I am saving them all in a box so when it's my kids' turn to read them, I can give them to my kids. These titles get assigned at school at one point or another so why donate them or sell them? Save them for your kids, or your grand kids.

    I love the BN collection because of the additional biographical information and notes that they include about the author, plus, the typeface and font size makes it easy to read. I absolutely love this collection.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2010

    almost perfect

    I would buy this in an instant if it was hardcover, as others have already said. Getting the right idea though!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 18, 2014

    Amazon offers 1,025 from the Penguin Classics line for $12,000.

    Amazon offers 1,025 from the Penguin Classics line for $12,000. So the person whos said they are worried about the 200 book delivery mayehm should see 25 big boxes on a huge pallette show up delivering over 1,000 books lol

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 15, 2011

    Want it, Won't Get It

    Amazing! I would get it, but I don't have the money. Plus, some books like Maggie, Dracula, and the Essential Poe, I don't want, so I think that I'll buy them one by one (induvidually). I've got a bookshelf at home that is completely empty except for around eight barnes and noble classics, and I want to fill it up. One b&n classic every month, two in the summer months when I have more reading time.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 2, 2011

    Ditto regarding hardcover

    I was looking for more titles in the Essential Thinkers series and saw this. This needs to be hardbound as was my search target. What a library that would be to share with the grandchildren!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 21, 2010

    WOW!

    What a fantastic collection, although I do have to agree with anonymous on the hard cover issue.

    I don't know the cost but, I would probably purchase it for my grandchildren.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 11, 2013

    I have been wanting this collection for many years, i soooo wann

    I have been wanting this collection for many years, i soooo wanna get it. but can anyone tell me if any book would be damaged via shipment? im really skeptical about the shipment especially  this massive amount.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    Do we know when this set will next be available?

    Do we know when this set will next be available?

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  • Posted November 23, 2012

    I missed out on this wonderful collection and would purchase it

    I missed out on this wonderful collection and would purchase it in a heartbeat. 8 kids and a grandkid could use it. Paper or hardcover in good condition would make a great collection. My pen name @aol if there's one set out there available.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2011

    WoW

    I just want to know who's buying 199 books all in one go? I mean could you imagine the delivery mayhem?!?!

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 2, 2010

    8D!!!

    I wish I was KnightReader's grandchild.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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