We all know a voracious reader who’s read everything worth reading—or so they think! Your search for the perfect gift for the devourer of classics in your life is over.
The Broadview team has curated the ideal package of books that you’ve (probably) never read, but absolutely should! This specially curated holiday package will take you on a grand tour of lesser-known, highly readable works of literature. Travel across centuries and continents—while staying cozy all winter long.
Gift the Curated Under-Rated Classics package to a classic literature lover in your life, or treat yourself to a stack of new literary adventures to get lost in this winter!
Only available for a limited time! Order by December 11th to get your hands on this curated gift set.
Included in Curated Under-Rated Classics:
Tekahionwake: E. Pauline Johnson’s Writings on Native North America
Pauline Johnson, also known as Tekahionwake, is now seen as a central figure in the intellectual history of Canada and the US, and an important historical example of Indigenous feminism. This edition collects Johnson’s poetry, fiction, and nonfiction along with a rich selection of historical appendices.
A Marriage Below Zero
A Marriage Below Zero, the first novel in English to explicitly explore the subject of male homosexuality, reflects late-nineteenth-century fears about homosexuality, women’s position in marriage, and the threat that seemingly new, illicit forms of desire posed to the Victorian family.
The great-grandmother to Downtown Abbey, Barford Abbey weaves a story of new and broken relationships, of fear of change, and of heredity and inheritance. The abbey becomes not simply a gothic symbol, but also a setting for social dramas that prefigures the later realist novels.
The Library Window
Long before Hitchcock, The Library Window tells the tale of a young woman who is recuperating at her aunt’s house in a Scottish town. She spends her time gazing out the window at the library across the way, but the things she sees there at one moment are gone the next. Is what she has seen real, or a figment of her adolescent imagination?
All the works of Medieval Welsh poet Gwerful Mechain are newly translated here by Katie Gramich. Gwerful’s poetry captures her “lust for life and her candid eroticism, her mastery of poetic form, and her spirited defiance of some of the most deeply held prejudices of her day” (Angharad Price).
Hagar’s Daughter, first published serially in Colored American Magazine, features concealed and mistaken identities, dramatic revelations, and extraordinary plot twists, including a high-profile murder trial, an abduction plot, and a steady succession of surprises.