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Easton Press – The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written

Easton Press, a division of MBI, Inc., based in Norwalk, Connecticut, is a publisher specializing in premium leather-bound books. In addition to canonical classics, religion, poetry and art books, they publish a selection of science fiction and popular literature.

The Easton Press uses a number of elements of older publishing and book-binding styles, including gilt edges, raised bands on the spine, and ribbon markers. It commissions illustrations for its editions, including from prominent illustrators like Arthur Szyk, David Gentleman and Chris Van Allsburg, who illustrated its editions of C.S. Lewis‘s Chronicles of Narnia.

In the early 1970s, Danbury Mint (a sister company to the Easton Press) acquired The Heritage Press & The Heritage Club (a division of the Limited Edition Club) which reprinted classic volumes previously published by the more exclusive Limited Editions Club. As a result of the sale, the Easton Press has the reprint publishing rights to those LEC titles. A great many of the Easton Press leather books, particularly the “100 Greatest Books Ever Written” series are reprints of the beautiful Limited Editions Club editions.

Over the years The Easton Press has published a number of book series including The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written, Masterpieces of American Literature, The Library of American Presidents (also known as: The Library of the Presidents), The Library of American History, Roger Tory Peterson Field Guides, Library of Fly-Fishing Classics, and The Masterpieces of Science Fiction.

Easton Press - The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written List
1981The Adventures of Huckleberry FinnMark Twain
1980The Adventures of Sherlock HolmesArthur Conan Doyle
1979The AeneidVirgil
1979Aesop's FablesAesop
1977Alice in WonderlandLewis Carroll
1976The Analects of ConfuciusConfucius
2003Animal FarmGeorge Orwell
1975Anna KareninaLeo Tolstoy
1976The Autobiography of Benjamin FranklinBenjamin Franklin
1980Billy BuddHerman Melville
1978Brave New WorldAldous Huxley
1979The Brothers KaramazovFyodor Dostoevsky
1978The Canterbury TalesGeoffrey Chaucer
1977The Cherry Orchard/Three SistersAnton Chekhov
1979Collected PoemsRobert Browning
1995Collected PoemsEmily Dickinson
1975Collected PoemsRobert Frost
1980Collected PoemsJohn Keats
1976Collected PoemsWilliam Butler Yeats
1979The Confessions of St. AugustineSaint Augustine of Hippo
1941The Count of Monte CristoAlexandre Dumas, père
1980Crime and PunishmentFyodor Dostoevsky
1981Cyrano de BergeracEdmond Rostand
1979David CopperfieldCharles Dickens
1980The DecameronGiovanni Boccaccio
1978The Divine ComedyDante Alighieri
1976Don QuixoteMiguel de Cervantes
1991DraculaBram Stoker
1980Dr. Jekyll and Mr. HydeRobert Louis Stevenson
1979EssaysRalph Waldo Emerson
1983A Farewell to ArmsErnest Hemingway
1977Fathers and SonsIvan Turgenev
1980FaustJohann Wolfgang von Goethe
1979The Federalist PapersAlexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay
1962FrankensteinMary Shelley
1979Great ExpectationsCharles Dickens
1980Grimm's Fairy TalesJacob and Wilhelm Grimm, the Brothers Grimm
1976Gulliver's TravelsJonathan Swift
1967HamletWilliam Shakespeare
1980Heart of DarknessJoseph Conrad
1978The History of Early RomeLivy
1983The Hunchback of Notre DameVictor Hugo
1979The IliadHomer
1977IvanhoeWalter Scott
1976Jane EyreCharlotte Brontë
1980The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle BookRudyard Kipling
1988Lady Chatterley's LoverD. H. Lawrence
1979The Last of the MohicansJames Fenimore Cooper
1989Leaves of GrassWalt Whitman
1967The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other StoriesWashington Irving
1966Les MisérablesVictor Hugo
1976Little WomenLouisa May Alcott
1977Lord JimJoseph Conrad
1978Madame BovaryGustave Flaubert
1967A Midsummer Night's DreamWilliam Shakespeare
1975Moby-Dick or, The WhaleHerman Melville
1977The Necklace and Other TalesGuy de Maupassant
1978The OdysseyHomer
1980Oedipus the KingSophocles
1977Of Mice and MenJohn Steinbeck
1976On the Origin of SpeciesCharles Darwin
1976Paradise LostJohn Milton
1957The Picture of Dorian GrayOscar Wilde
1979The Pilgrim's ProgressJohn Bunyan
1978The Portrait of a LadyHenry James
1977A Portrait of the Artist as a Young ManJames Joyce
1977Pride and PrejudiceJane Austen
1980The PrinceNiccolo Machiavelli
1974Pygmalion/CandidaGeorge Bernard Shaw
1980The Red and the BlackStendhal
1980The Red Badge of CourageStephen Crane
1980The RepublicPlato
1979The Rights of ManThomas Paine
1976Robinson CrusoeDaniel Defoe
1968Romeo and JulietWilliam Shakespeare
1976Rubaiyat of Omar KhayyamOmar Khayyam
1975The Scarlet LetterNathaniel Hawthorne
1979The Sea WolfJack London
1978She Stoops to ConquerOliver Goldsmith
1980Silas MarnerGeorge Eliot
1992The Sound and the FuryWilliam Faulkner
1981A Tale of Two CitiesCharles Dickens
1981Tales from the Arabian NightsRichard Burton
1975Tales of Mystery and ImaginationEdgar Allan Poe
1976The TalismanWalter Scott
1984Tess of the d'UrbervillesThomas Hardy
1978The Three MusketeersAlexandre Dumas, père
1964The Time MachineH. G. Wells
1979Tom JonesHenry Fielding
1977Treasure IslandRobert Louis Stevenson
1977Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the SeaJules Verne
1979Uncle Tom's CabinHarriet Beecher Stowe
1979Vanity FairWilliam Makepeace Thackeray
1975WaldenHenry David Thoreau
1981War and PeaceLeo Tolstoy
1980The Way of All FleshSamuel Butler
1980Wuthering HeightsEmily Brontë

At a later date a further 25 books were published this series, bringing the actual total to 125.

Easton Press - The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written (25 additional titles)
1978Tales of the AlhambraWashington Irving
1979The Birds and The FrogsAristophanes
1980The ComediesWilliam Shakespeare
1980The ConfessionsJean-Jacques Rousseau
1977The Descent of ManCharles Darwin
1977Les Fleurs du Mal (The Flowers Of Evil)Charles Baudelaire
1980The HistoriesWilliam Shakespeare
1982The Holy BibleVarious authors
1977Jude the ObscureThomas Hardy
1978A Journal of the Plague YearDaniel Defoe
1980The Mill on the FlossGeorge Eliot
1980Medea/Hippolytus/The BacchaeEuripides
2004MiddlemarchGeorge Eliot
1979Three PlaysHenrik Ibsen
1980Two PlaysMoliere
1979Two PlaysGeorge Bernard Shaw
1979PoemsJohn Donne
1978The Return of the NativeThomas Harding
1971Short StoriesCharles Dickens
1976Short StoriesOscar Wilde
1979The SymposiumPlato
1980The TragediesWilliam Shakespeare
1980Tristram ShandyLaurence Sterne
1979Vanity FairWilliam Thackeray

Reference: Wikipedia

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