Strand 80

On our 80th birthday, we asked our customers to tell us what their favorite books are. Here is The Strand 80: your favorite books.


  • 1984

    By George Orwell

    Our Price: $8.95
    • Format: Mass Market
    • ISBN-13: 9780451524935
    • Publisher: Signet Classics
    • Published: July 1950
    The year 1984 has come and gone...on. This 'chilling, absorbing, satirical, momentous, prophetic & terrifying' novel of the human political condition - a blueprint for nightmare - remains indelibly the memoryhole into which political humanity sinks, sentence by sentence. First published in 1949. With a Selected Bibliography. 226p.
  • A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

    By Dave Eggers

    Our Price: $7.50 - $14.35
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375725784
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: February 2001
    As original a memoir as exists in recent American literature - the sheer poignancy of the author's grieving for a mother and father, both succumbing to cancer within a month of each other, and his arduous compassion in assuming the care of his younger brother - the book takes on new life in its present paperback edition: a new appendix correcting and updating the original, an upside-down back cover creating a book that seems to open from either end, and three different versions, each with its own cover illustration. 485p. Pap. 'A merciless book' - David Foster Wallace.
  • A Tale of Two Cities

    By Charles Dickens

    Our Price: $4.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781853260391
    • Publisher: Wordsworth Classics
    • Published: August 1997
    (Wordsworth Classics). This great historical novel traces the private lives of a group of people caught up in the French Revolution and the Reign of Terror. `The best story I have written' - Charles Dickens.
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

    By Betty Smith

    Our Price: $8.00 - $14.39
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060736262
    • Publisher: HarperPerennial
    • Published: 2005
    First published in 1943. The classic, poignant & deeply understanding coming-of-age story of the young, sensitive, and idealistic Francie Nolan. Through her eyes, readers are transported into the ghetto life of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, circa 1902-1919. She is the fictional stand-in for the author, who grew up in the Williamsburg slums. The civilization of author Smith's Williamsburg exists in very few living memories, but is forever made indelible through the vivid portrayal presented in her novel. 'A book in which, no matter our backgrounds, we recognize ourselves.' - Anna Quindlen. 493p.
  • A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet: Book 1)

    By Madeleine L'Engle

    Our Price: $3.50 - $6.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312367541
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
    • Published: May 2007
    Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government, in a re-release of the classic story. A Newbery Medal Book. Simultaneous. 500,000 first printing.
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

    By Lewis Carroll

    Our Price: $5.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781853260025
    • Publisher: Wordsworth Classics
    • Published: January 1998
    Of these two selections, it can be said that 'no greater works for children have ever been written. The simple language, dreamlike atmosphere, and fantastical characters are as appealing as they ever were. Through wordplay, parody and logical and philosophical puzzles, Carroll engenders a variety of sub-texts, teasing, ominous or melancholy. For all the surface playfulness ('...when the chessmen get up and tell you where to go...') there is meaning lurking everywhere! 264p.
  • Anna Karenina

    By Leo Tolstoy

    Our Price: $17.10
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143035008
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: May 2004
    Anna Karenina has beauty, social position, wealth, a husband, and an adored son, but her existence seems empty. When she meets the dashing officer count Vronsky she rejects her marriage and turns to him to fulfill her passionate nature - with devastating results. One of the world's greatest novels, Anna Karenina is both an immortal drama of personal conflict and social scandal, and a vivid, richly textured panorama of 19th-century Russia. In a magnificent, acclaimed translation. With Notes. 838p.
  • Anthem (Centennial Edition)

    By Ayn Rand

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780452286351
    • Publisher: Plume
    • Published: January 2005
    Originally published in England in 1938; for its first American edition in 1946, Rand rewrote the book. This edition publishes the text of the American edition, followed by a facsimile of the original English edition, with Rand's editorial changes for the American edition written on each page in her own hand. In this strikingly original tale, Rand introduces readers to a terrifying world of the future where the right of the individual is as non-existent as in an ant community. This centennial edition includes excerpts from documents by Rand - letters, interviews, and journal notes in which she discusses the book. 253p.
  • Atlas Shrugged (Centennial Edition)

    By Ayn Rand

    Our Price: $23.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780452286368
    • Publisher: Plume
    • Published: December 2004
    (Centennial Edition). Tremendous in its scope, Ayn Rand's tour de force novel, Atlas Shrugged, presents a philosophical revolution, told in the form of an action thriller of violent events, host to an irresistible suspense: Who is JohnGalt? Rand posits an astounding panorama of human life - from the productive genius who becomes a worthless playboy - to the great steel industrialist who does not know he's working for his own destruction - to the philosopher who becomes a pirate - to the composer who gives up his career on the night of his triump - to the woman who runs a transcontinental railroad - to the lowest track worker in her Terminal tunnels. As controversial as it is monumental. 1,168p.
  • Beloved

    By Toni Morrison

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781400033416
    • Publisher: Vintage International
    • Published: 2004
    Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, Morrison's spellbinding novel transforms history into a story on a biblical scale as well as a lullaby. Sethe, the protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. There are too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things occurred. Her new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved. Morrison is the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. The New York Times Book Review Fiction Survey finds Beloved 'the single best work of American fiction published in the last 25 years.' 324p.
  • Bleak House

    By Charles Dickens

    Our Price: $7.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781853260827
    • Published: 2001
    Featuring a galaxy of Dickens' most brilliantly drawn characters, the novel is a story of love and inheritance accompanied by a graphic depiction of the realities and costs of High Court legal actions. 723p.
  • Blindness

    By Jose Saramago

    Our Price: $7.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780156007757
    • Publisher: Harvest
    • Published: October 1999
    This stunning parable of loss and disorientation tells of a city hit by an epidemic of 'white blindness' that spares no one. One eyewitness to this nightmare guides seven strangers - among them a boy with no mother, a girl with dark glasses, a dog of tears - through the empty, harrowing streets in an uncanny procession. From the 1998 recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature. 352p.
  • Cat's Cradle

    By Kurt Vonnegut

    Our Price: $8.50 - $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780385333481
    • Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperbacks
    • Published: 1997
    Vonnegut's satirical commentary on modern man and his madness, the book is an apocalyptic tale of Earth's ultimate fate. It features a midget as the protagonist; a complete original theology created by a calypso singer; and a vision ofthe future that is at once totally fatalistic and hilariously funny. Vonnegut at his best. 287p.
  • Crime and Punishment

    By Fyodor Dostoevsky

    Our Price: $9.00 - $16.15
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679734505
    • Publisher: Vintage Classics
    • Published: March 1993
    First published in 1866, this murderer's story told from a murderer's point of view has implicated even the most innocent reader in its enormities. A cat-and-mouse game between a tormented young killer and a cheerfully implacable detective, the novel is a preternaturally acute investigation of the forces that impel a man toward sin, suffering, and grace. This new translation provides the most exact, idiomatic, and contemporary rendition in print. With Notes. 564p.
  • Ender's Game (Definitive Edition)

    By Orson Scott Card

    Our Price: $7.19
    • Format: Mass Market
    • ISBN-13: 9780812550702
    • Publisher: TOR
    • Published: July 1994
    Based on a once-removed extrapolation of ideas (by way of Isaac Asimov's Foundation trilogy) to be found in Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - mainly, that history is shaped by the use of power - the earth is under attack and the survival of the human species depends on a military genius who can defeat the alien 'buggers.' Recruited for military training, Andrew 'Ender' Wiggin's childhood ends the moment he enters his new home: Battle School. A Hugo Award-winner in the author's definitive edition. 324p.