This Week in Books: Pale Horse on the One Hand, Pale Rider on the Other

By Longreads

By Longreads

A list of all the books mentioned in the Longreads books newsletter on May 26, 2020.

Pale Horse, Pale Rider

Katherine Anne Porter

$19.99 $18.39

On Lighthouses

Jazmina Barrera

$19.95 $18.35

Like a Fading Shadow

Antonio Munoz Molina

$18.00 $16.56

The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge

Hildegarde H. Swift and Lynd Ward

$8.99 $8.27

Records of a Family of Engineers & Father Damien

Robert Louis Stevenson

$33.99 $30.59

Robert Louis Stevenson wrote a book about his family of lighthouse engineers. I think this edition is from one of those weird mysterious online sellers that photocopies library books and prints them and binds them for you.


James Joyce

$17.00 $15.64

Lyrical Ballads: With a Few Other Poems

Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth

$15.00 $13.80

I can't figure out which edition of Wordsworth might have "Grace Darling" in it, but this Wordsworth & Coleridge collab is good.

Paul Signac

Victoria Charles

$12.95 $11.91

Selected Poetry and Prose

Stephane Mallarme



Arthur Rimbaud

$15.95 $14.67

Swann's Way

Marcel Proust

$18.00 $16.56

Ubu Roi: Drama in 5 Acts (Revised)

Alfred Jarry, Franciszka Themerson, et al.


Selected Writings

Guillaume Apollinaire


The Immoralist

Andre Gide


Felix Vallotton

Felix Vallotton and Nathalia Brodskaia

$19.95 $18.35

Pierre Bonnard

Guillaume Morel

$9.95 $9.15

Georges Seurat: The Art of Vision

Michelle Foa



Christoph Heinrich

$15.00 $13.80

Kees Van Dongen: The Graphic Work

Jan Juffermans


Novels in Three Lines

Félix Fénéon

$15.95 $14.67


Claire Hooker and Alison Bashford


Explaining Epidemics

Charles E. Rosenberg, Rosenburg, et al.

$40.99 $36.89

Includes "What Is an Epidemic?", his essay on the "dramaturgy" of epidemics

Epidemics in Modern Asia

Robert Peckham



Sinclair Lewis


Microbe Hunters

Paul de Kruif

$15.95 $14.67

The Peripheral

William Gibson

$17.00 $15.64


William Gibson

$28.00 $25.20

The Crisis of Expertise

Gil Eyal


Surrender: The Call of the American West

Joanna Pocock

$17.95 $16.51

The Drowned World

J. G. Ballard

$15.95 $14.67

The Radetzky March

Joseph Roth

$16.95 $15.59

A translation of the "The Spider's Web" does not seem to be available in a U.S. edition

The Great War and Modern Memory

Paul Fussell

$19.95 $18.35

Berlin Alexanderplatz

Alfred Doblin

$18.95 $17.43

Blood Brothers

Ernst Haffner


The Magic Mountain

Thomas Mann

$19.95 $18.35

A Brief History of Fascist Lies

Federico Finchelstein

$19.95 $18.35

Waiting for Godot: A Tragicomedy in Two Acts

Samuel Beckett

$14.00 $12.88

Critical Essays: Hans Magnus Enzensberger


“For whoever rejects this analogy, history becomes a pile of meaningless facts; for whoever accepts it at face value, leveling the specific differences, it becomes aimless repetition, and he draws the false conclusion that it has always been this way and the tacit consequence that, therefore, it will always remain so.”

The Coming of the Third Reich

Richard J Evans

$23.00 $20.70

The Runaway Bunny

Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd

$17.99 $16.55

Green Eggs and Ham

Dr Seuss

$9.99 $9.19

Where the Wild Things Are (Anniversary)

Maurice Sendak

$19.95 $18.35

Charlotte's Web

Kate DiCamillo, E. B. White, et al.

$16.99 $15.63

The Giving Tree

Shel Silverstein

$17.99 $16.55

Sixty Stories

Donald Barthelme

$18.00 $16.56

Edgar Allan Poe: Poetry, Tales, and Selected Essays: A Library of America College Edition

Edgar Allan Poe


Includes "The Philosophy of Composition"

The Complete Odes and Epodes


$14.95 $13.75

Works and Days


$9.00 $8.28

The Nature of Things


$16.00 $14.72

The Art of Love



The Republic


$13.00 $11.96

The Razor's Edge

W. Somerset Maugham

$16.95 $15.59