Literary Touchstone Classics

Excellent editions of classic literary texts — starting at just 99¢

You know your classic literature, and you've seen how many editions are available. So what makes Literary Touchstone Classics the number-one choice of English teachers across the country?

Literary Touchstone Classics are designed by former teachers with the needs of the secondary English Language Arts classroom in mind, so they're more than just beautiful editions of canonical texts.

To help prepare students for a close reading, every Literary Touchstone Classic includes pre-reading notes that cite important aspects of the text that high school and middle school students should examine and question while reading.

And to make sure they understand the text to the fullest, each book has an extensive vocabulary list, as well as a glossary that explains obscure allusions and interprets particularly challenging passages.

Whether you need editions that last for years or copies that students can take notes in and make their own, Literary Touchstone Classics fit the bill. Sturdy bindings and high-quality paper ensure they'll hold up to repeated use, and they're always available for at least 50% off retail — prices as low as 99 cents.

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Prime students to ask insightful questions with background information and pre-reading notes
Make it easier for students to understand the text's meaning with a detailed glossary and vocabulary list with definitions
Help students get more from Shakespearean texts with a guide to understanding his writing, key strategies for interpreting his plays, and detailed margin notes
Unabridged classics from the literary canon, including The Scarlet Letter, Macbeth, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and dozens more
Sturdy enough to last for years
Always at least 50% off retail — Prices start at just 99 cents
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Prepare students with pre-reading background info that ensures maximum understanding.

Shakespearean texts are challenging for many students — so Literary Touchstone Classics offer help with Shakespeare's language and literary techniques.

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Sidebar notes clarify challenging passages in Shakespeare's works.

Background information goes beyond the plot to help your students fully understand and appreciate classic texts.

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Extensive vocabulary lists help students understand the text and learn new words at the same time.

Detailed glossaries explain allusions and lesser-known terms so modern readers can understand — and enjoy — these time-honored books

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The complete list of Literary Touchstone Classics

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn King Lear
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Macbeth
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Medea
Antigone The Merchant of Venice
The Awakening The Metamorphosis
Beowulf A Midsummer Night's Dream
The Best of O. Henry Much Ado About Nothing
The Best of Poe My Antonia
The Best of Sherlock Holmes Narrative of Sojourner Truth
The Call of the Wild Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Candide O Pioneers!
The Canterbury Tales The Odyssey
A Christmas Carol Oedipus Rex
Classic American Short Stories Othello
Crime and Punishment The Picture of Dorian Gray
Cyrano de Bergerac A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
A Doll's House Pride and Prejudice
Dr. Faustus The Prince
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde The Prince and the Pauper
Dracula Pudd'nhead Wilson
Dubliners Pygmalion
Essential American Documents and Speeches Vol. 1 The Red Badge of Courage
Essential American Documents and Speeches Vol. 2 The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Other Poems of the Romantic Era
Ethan Frome Romeo and Juliet
Everyman The Scarlet Letter
Frankenstein Siddhartha
Great American Poems Silas Marner
Great Expectations Spoon River Anthology
Gulliver's Travels A Tale of Two Cities
Hamlet The Taming of the Shrew
Heart of Darkness The Tempest
The Hound of the Baskervilles The Time Machine
The Iliad Transcendentalism: Essential Essays of Emerson and Thoreau
The Importance of Being Earnest Treasure Island
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl The Turn of the Screw
The Invisible Man Twelfth Night
Jane Eyre The War of the Worlds
Julius Caesar White Fang
The Jungle Wuthering Heights