Publisher SeriesThe Pocket Library

Man and the State: The Political Philosophers by Saxe Commins 185 copies, 1 reviewPL-1
Man and Man: The Social Philosophers by Saxe Commins 155 copies, 1 reviewPL-2
Man and the Universe: The Philosophers of Science by Saxe Commins 176 copiesPL-3
Man and Spirit: The Speculative Philosophers by Saxe Commins 173 copies, 1 reviewPL-4
The Imitation of Christ by Thomas : von Kempen 10,343 copies, 80 reviewsPL-5
The Golden Ass by Apuleius 4,813 copies, 75 reviewsPL-6
Dialogues of Plato by Plato 149 copies, 2 reviewsPL-7
Famous Chinese Short Stories by Lin Yutang 147 copiesPL-8
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 81,133 copies, 1,372 reviewsPL-9
The Story of Philosophy: The Lives and Opinions of the World's Greatest Philosophers by Will Durant 4,321 copies, 30 reviewsPL-11
The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem van Loon 1,609 copies, 23 reviewsPL-12, PL-501
The Great Short Stories of Robert Louis Stevenson by Robert Louis Stevenson 132 copiesPL-14
The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne 8,758 copies, 114 reviewsPL-15
Tales from the Arabian Nights (Unexpurgated) by Sir Richard Burton 6 copiesPL-16, PL-506
The Way West by A.B. Jr Guthrie 726 copies, 21 reviewsPL-17
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin 7,423 copies, 110 reviewsPL-18
Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott 13,207 copies, 118 reviewsPL-19, PL-502
The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane 11,348 copies, 128 reviewsPL-20
The Pocket Book of Great Operas by Henry W. Simon 80 copies, 2 reviewsPL-21
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens 37,141 copies, 454 reviewsPL-22, PL-522
The Pocket Book of Modern American Short Stories by Philip Van Doren Stern 145 copies, 2 reviewsPL-24
Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy 19,398 copies, 248 reviewsPL-25
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne 37,057 copies, 372 reviewsPL-26
Silas Marner by George Eliot 11,497 copies, 151 reviewsPL-27
Moby Dick: Or, the White Whale (An Abridged Edition) by Herman Melville 307 copies, 7 reviewsPL-28
The Great Short Stories of De Maupassant by Guy de Maupassant 144 copiesPL-29
4 Plays: Hamlet; Julius Caesar; Macbeth; Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare 299 copies, 1 reviewPL-30
4 Plays: As You Like It; A Midsummer Night's Dream; The Tempest; Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare 284 copies, 1 reviewPL-31
German Stories and Tales by Robert Pick 103 copiesPL-32
The Basic Ideas of Alexander Hamilton by Alexander Hamilton 64 copies, 2 reviewsPL-33
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson 11,016 copies, 120 reviewsPL-34
The New Pocket Anthology of American Verse by Oscar Williams 221 copies, 2 reviewsPL-35
The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder 4,833 copies, 120 reviewsPL-36
French Stories and Tales by Stanley Geist 33 copiesPL-37
The Pocket Book of O. Henry Stories by O. Henry 333 copies, 4 reviewsPL-38
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain 33,431 copies, 325 reviewsPL-39
Spanish Stories and Tales by Harriet de Onís 35 copies, 1 reviewPL-40
The Pocket Book of Verse: Great English and American Poems by M. E. Speare 268 copies, 1 reviewPL-41
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain 43,599 copies, 517 reviewsPL-42
Tales from the Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio 358 copies, 2 reviewsPL-43
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë 59,776 copies, 924 reviewsPL-44
Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe 1,239 copies, 5 reviewsPL-46
A Pocket Book of Robert Frost's Poems by Robert Frost 292 copies, 2 reviewsPL-47
Irish Stories and Tales by Devin A. Garrity 49 copies, 1 reviewPL-48
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson 34,664 copies, 432 reviewsPL-49
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens 38,973 copies, 436 reviewsPL-50
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift 18,061 copies, 167 reviewsPL-51
The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy 8,378 copies, 114 reviewsPL-52
The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan 17,772 copies, 163 reviewsPL-53
The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith 2,855 copies, 46 reviewsPL-54
A Pocket Book of Short Stories by M. Edmund Speare 260 copies, 6 reviewsPL-55
The Confessions by Jean-Jacques Rousseau 3,178 copies, 30 reviewsPL-56
King Lear by William Shakespeare 15,248 copies, 147 reviewsPL-57
Great Essays in Science by Martin Gardner 202 copies, 1 reviewPL-58
The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne 1,447 copies, 15 reviewsPL-59
Othello by William Shakespeare 17,160 copies, 131 reviewsPL-61
The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper 13,406 copies, 125 reviewsPL-62
Nana by Émile Zola 3,976 copies, 65 reviewsPL-63
Hamlet by William Shakespeare 33,277 copies, 292 reviewsPL-64
Mid-Century: An Anthology of Distinguished Contemporary American Short Stories by Orville Prescott 24 copies, 1 reviewPL-65
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare 12,651 copies, 110 reviewsPL-66
A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare 20,077 copies, 176 reviewsPL-67
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens 25,160 copies, 526 reviewsPL-68
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert 26,528 copies, 384 reviewsPL-69
Macbeth by William Shakespeare 26,450 copies, 231 reviewsPL-70
Laughing Boy by Oliver La Farge 736 copies, 22 reviewsPL-71
Oedipus Rex by Sophocles 6,687 copies, 69 reviewsPL-75
Immortal Poems of the English Language by Oscar Williams 1,390 copies, 10 reviewsPL-504
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse by Oscar Williams 451 copies, 2 reviewsPL-505
Adam Bede by George Eliot 4,391 copies, 71 reviewsPL-507
Lorna Doone by R. D. Blackmore 3,375 copies, 52 reviewsPL-508
The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot 8,801 copies, 119 reviewsPL-509
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe 23,576 copies, 300 reviewsPL-510
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne 7,734 copies, 114 reviewsPL-511
A Pocket History of the United States by Allan Nevins 403 copies, 2 reviewsPL-512
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens 24,616 copies, 237 reviewsPL-514
The Pocket History of American Painting by James Thomas Flexner 46 copiesPL-515
Story Poems: An Anthology of Narrative Verse by Louis Untermeyer 105 copies, 1 reviewPL-516
Don Quixote - abridged and Edited by Lester Cervantes ; Crocker 7 copiesPL-517
Essays in Philosophy by Houston Peterson 69 copiesPL-518
The Pocket Aristotle: Selections from physics, psychology, metaphysics, Nicomachean ethics, politics, poetics by Aristotle 418 copies, 1 reviewPL-519
The Selected Essays of Montaigne by Lester G. Crocker 23 copies, 1 reviewPL-520
Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray 14,863 copies, 192 reviewsPL-750
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens 21,315 copies, 278 reviewsPL-751

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Publisher series from Pocket Books, Inc, New York, 1953–1959. In general the reference number reflects the cover price: 35c as standard, with the "500" numbers 50c, and the "750" numbers larger books at 75c. (English, Member-written)

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English: Pocket Library


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