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In the classroom


Our In the classroom collection is a unique series of anthologies made for teaching. These books have carefully selected material that makes it easy for instructors to teach and for the students to follow and gradually get more immersed in the texts.

The Portable Byron
These Immortal Creations: An Anthology of Romantic Poetry
The Vampyre and other British stories of the Romantic era
Good Two-Shoes and other 18th-century British stories

My Own Land's Sins: An Anthology of Victorian 

Introduction to Literature: Planning and Teaching a First-year Course


Ed. Henry M. Wallace

440 pages, 6 x 9
Paperback, 40 illustrations
Release Date:1 Feb 2023

A first anthology of its kind, A Dark Conspiracy and Other nineteenth-Century Canadian Short Stories in English anthologizes the best stories written by Canadians. Among the authors in the collection, one can find May Agnes Fleming, Thomas Chandler Haliburton, Susanna Moodie, Duncan Campbell Scott, Stephen Leacock.

Students of Canadian literature will be delighted to discover the richness of writing in the nineteenth century. Ideal for the classroom, both for undergraduate and graduate courses.


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We promise you the best reader experience

Our books are made for the college classroom. They have beautiful covers and layout, to entice students to read. The margins are slightly bigger, so students can take discreet notes. The paper, the fonts, the spacing between the lines create a flowing rhythm and encourage reading.

  • Strong editorial matter: introductions and annotations that are reflective of current scholarship as well as editorial practices;
  • Useful apparatus in our In the classroom series that guide instructors and students through the most important aspects of the period, author’s life, publications;
  • Monographs and collections of essays that engage with issues upfront and that offer ways to understand the world, be it the past or the present.

About Us

Universitas Press in an independent academic press that publishes Books that make sense of the world

UP is an indepedent publisher, peer-reviewed, and employee-owned.  established in 2014 in Montreal, Canada. 



The majority of our titles are available as eBooks through Google Play,  as PDFs via UBC Press, or through campus bookstore platforms. For personal use, we  recommend Google Play, which allows one to sample the content and format of any of our eBooks using the Google Play app. Our titles on Google Play include  both the original page layout (equivalent to a PDF) and flowing text layout (equivalent to an EPUB). 

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