In the weeks ahead, as the world continues to reckon with and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, our website will feature voices from the past who told stories that rhyme with the one unfolding before us—stories dealing with quarantine, unfathomable deaths, isolation, dread, and attempts to find community when the rest of the world feels far away. These books offer more from those voices.
George Eliot$19.00 $17.48
Daniel Defoe$11.00 $10.12
Xavier De Maistre$14.95 $13.75
Mary Shelley$13.95 $12.83
Willa Cather$14.95 $13.75
Thomas Mann$14.00 $12.88
Edgar Allan Poe$22.00 $19.80
Includes the story “The Masque of the Red Death”
Katherine Anne Porter$17.95 $16.51
Includes “Pale Horse, Pale Rider”—a story of the 1918 influenza pandemic.
John Keats$16.00 $14.72
Includes letters Keats wrote while quarantined on a ship.
Alessandro Manzoni$20.00 $18.00
Giovanni Boccaccio$8.95 $8.23
Thomas Wolfe$20.00 $18.00
Frances Hodgson Burnett and Tasha Tudor$8.99 $8.27
Francois Rabelais$21.00 $18.90
Robert Louis Stevenson$40.74
Includes the essay “On the Enjoyment of Unpleasant Places.”
Albert Camus$15.00 $13.80
Lapham’s Quarterly embodies the belief that history is the root of all education, scientific and literary as well as political and economic. Each issue addresses a topic of current interest and concern—war, religion, money, medicine, nature, crime—by bringing up to the microphone of the present the advice and counsel of the past. Subscribe today!