Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics Set

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From Chinua Achebe to Toni Morrison and Raymond Chandler to Joan Didion, the Everyman’s Library Contemporary Classics set is a collection of the finest literature of our time by award-winning and bestselling writers with new introductions and author chronologies.

This set includes one each of the following titles:

Animal Farm by George Orwell
Beloved by Toni Morrison
The Best of Wodehouse by P. G. Wodehouse
The Big Sleep; Farewell, My Lovely; The High Window by Raymond Chandler
Black Mischief, Scoop, The Loved One, The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold by Evelyn Waugh
The Bookshop, The Gate of Angels, The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald
The Border Trilogy by Cormac McCarthy
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
The Cairo Trilogy by Naguib Mahfouz
Carried Away by Alice Munro
The Castle by Franz Kafka
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Collected Stories by Franz Kafka
Collected Stories by Raymond Chandler
Collected Stories by Roald Dahl
Collected Stories by W. Somerset Maugham
The Collected Works by Kahlil Gibran
The Complete Henry Bech by John Updike
The Complete Short Stories by Evelyn Waugh
The Dain Curse, The Glass Key, and Selected Stories by Dashiell Hammett
Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
Dubliners by James Joyce
Essays by George Orwell
Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis by Giorgio Bassani
The General in His Labyrinth by Gabriel García Márquez
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
A House for Mr. Biswas by V. S. Naipaul
The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
The Human Factor by Graham Greene
If On a Winter's Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino
Joseph and His Brothers by Thomas Mann
The Lady in the Lake, The Little Sister, The Long Goodbye, Playback by Raymond Chandler
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann
The Maltese Falcon, The Thin Man, Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable by Samuel Beckett
Mr. Sampath--The Printer of Malgudi, The Financial Expert, Waiting for the Mahatma by R. K. Narayan
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
My Ántonia by Willa Cather
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
Offshore, Human Voices, The Beginning of Spring by Penelope Fitzgerald
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
A Passage to India by E. M. Forster
The Periodic Table by Primo Levi
The Plague, The Fall, Exile and the Kingdom, and Selected Essays by Albert Camus
Pnin by Vladimir Nabokov
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
The Postman Always Rings Twice, Double Indemnity, Mildred Pierce, and Selected Stories by James M. Cain
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The Girls of Slender Means, The Driver’s Seat, The Only Problem by Muriel Spark
Rabbit Angstrom by John Updike
The Radetzky March by Joseph Roth
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence
Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov
The Stranger by Albert Camus
Swami and Friends, The Bachelor of Arts, The Dark Room, The English Teacher by R. K. Narayan
The Sword of Honour Trilogy by Evelyn Waugh
The Talented Mr. Ripley, Ripley Under Ground, Ripley’s Game by Patricia Highsmith
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Three Novels of Ancient Egypt: Khufu’s Wisdom, Rhadopis of Nubia, Thebes at War by Naguib Mahfouz
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
The Trial by Franz Kafka
Ulysses by James Joyce
Waugh Abroad: Collected Travel Writing by Evelyn Waugh
We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live by Joan Didion
The Woman Warrior, China Men by Maxine Hong Kingston
Zeno’s Conscience by Italo Svevo

Everyman’s Library continues to maintain its original commitment to publishing the most significant world literature in editions that reflect a tradition of fine bookmaking. Everyman’s Library pursues the highest standards, utilizing modern prepress, printing, and binding technologies to produce classically designed books printed on acid-free natural-cream-colored text paper and including Smyth-sewn, signatures, full-cloth cases with two-color case stamping, decorative endpapers, silk ribbon markers, and European-style half-round spines.

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Everyman's Library celebrates over 100 years of publishing with the Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics Set, including seventy-six bestselling titles from their distinguished catalog. Representing literature that would appeal "to every kind of reader: the worker, the student, the cultured man, the child, the man and the woman," each beautifully bound hardcover book features decorative endpapers, silk ribbon markers, and European-style half-round spines. From Nineteen Eighty-Four and Beloved to The Name of the Rose and The Talented Mr. Ripley, Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics offer the best modern fiction in enduring hardcover editions with decorative endpapers, silk ribbon markers, and European-style half-round spines.

The History
Everyman's Library was founded in 1906 by London publisher Joseph Malaby Dent with the purpose of publishing literature that would appeal "to every kind of reader: the worker, the student, the cultured man, the child, the man and the woman." Everyman's Library editions feature original introductions, up-to-date bibliographies, and complete chronologies of the authors' lives and works.
In 1991 Everyman's Library was relaunched by a small independent company with the support of Random House in the UK and Alfred A. Knopf in the US. The revived library featured a fine, easy-to-read typographic design, sewn cloth bindings, acid-free paper, silk ribbon-markers, and substantial new introductions and chronologies by leading scholars and writers. Pride and Prejudice was the first of fifty titles to be published in September 1991, and within twelve months 130 titles had appeared, including such major twentieth-century classics as Joyce's Ulysses, Kafka's The Trial, and Pasternak's Doctor Zhivago, none of which had previously been published in Everyman's Library. By the 100th Anniversary in 2006 the list of authors Everyman's Library publishes has been joined by Achebe, Allende, Penelope Fitzgerald, Highsmith, Cormac McCarthy, Toni Morrison, Nabokov, Rushdie, Updike, and Waugh, a catalog that few publishers can rival in paperback and of course none in hardcover.
Quality
Everyman's Library continues to maintain its original commitment to publishing the most significant world literature in editions that reflect a tradition of fine bookmaking.

Featured Titles from the Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics Set



Animal Farm

Dubliners

The Handmaid's Tale

Lolita

Beloved


The Border Trilogy

To the Lighthouse

Rabbit Angstrom

The House of Spirits

The Stranger

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