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11 Lost Literary Classics You Can Download for Free

11 Lost Literary Classics You Can Download for Free

Who needs new books? In this week’s issue of the magazine, our critics show us what’s in their personal collections of old culture, much of it you might’ve missed. All of it is available online, somewhere. Herewith, Kathryn Schulz’s list of the 11 lesser-known literary classics you can download for free. 1. The Last Man by Mary Shelley, 1826 An apocalyptic novel by Ms. Frankenstein herself, in which a 21st-century civilization—oh, yes—self-destructs in the face of an outbreak of plague. 2. The Girl With the Golden Eyes by Honoré de Balzac, 1833 A beautiful girl, her lover (male), her other lover (female), intimations of incest, attempted murder, actual murder: Let’s just say this is the kind of French novel that gave French novels their name. 3. Behind a Mask, or a Woman’s Power by Louisa May Alcott, 1866 Close readers of Little Women will recall that Jo March is

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