Sunday, December 25, 2005


Adventure by Jack London
The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard
The Amateur Cracksman by E. W. Hornung
An Anarchist by Joseph Conrad
Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
Spurred by a bet that he can circumnavigate the globe in the shortest time ever achieved, an Englishman is off to great travel adventure accompanied by his French valet.
The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad
Bardelys the Magnificent by Rafael Sabatini
The Black Arrow - A Tale of the Two Roses by Robert Louis Stevenson
Black Bartlemy's Treasure by Jeffery Farnol
The Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas
The Black-Bearded Barbarian by Marian Keith
The Brute by Joseph Conrad
The Call of the Wild by Jack London
Set in the Klondike and considered to be his masterpiece, London creates an adventure story of near-mythic proportions using a dog as his main character. Buck is shipped to Alaska to be trained as a sled dog, but cruel treatment brings out his wolf ancestry and he reverts to a wild state. He leaves the familiar safety of domestication to undertake a journey into unknown dangers where he is transformed and elevated to the legendary status of the "Ghost Dog" of the Klondike.
Camille [La Dame aux Camilias] by Alexandre Dumas
Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini
Captain Burle by Emile Zola
Captain Fracasse by Theophile Gautier
The Cash Boy by Horatio Alger Jr.
Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson
Chita: A Memory of Last Island by Lafcadio Hearn
The Complete Angler by Izaak Walton
Originally published in 1653, "The Complete Angler" is one of the most often reprinted books in English literature. The book is essentially a running conversation between three English sportsmen traveling along the River Lea, each extolling the virtues and pleasures of their favorite sport. Piscator is the fisherman; Venator, the hunter and Auceps, the fowler. The conversation is a wide-ranging interplay peppered with anecdotes, songs, poems, recipes, quotes from the Bible and classis literature, along with much folklore and information about fishing and the waterways.
Count Bunker by J. Storer Clousten
Being a bald yet veracious chronicle containing some further particulars of two gentlemen whose previous careers were touched upon in a tome entitled "The Lunatic At Large"
The Count of Monte Christo by Alexandre Dumas
The Count's Millions by Emile Gaboriau
A novel in two parts. Part Two of this novel is found in the volume: Baron Trigault's Vengeance
The Cruise of the Dolphin by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
The Cruise of the Snark by Jack London
The Crusade of the Excelsior by Bret Harte
Danny's Own Story by Don Marquis
The Death of Olivier Becaille by Emile Zola
The Depot Master by Joseph C. Lincoln
Dickory Cronke by Daniel Defoe
Don Quixote by Miquel de Cervantes (Translated by John Ormsby)
One of the earliest books to appear in novel form, it's impact on classic literature is immense. Published in the early years of the seventeenth- century, "Don Quixote" is a comic satire recounting the adventures of the title character, an aging knight errant whose imagination has been over- stimulated by romantic ballads. Riding his equally aging horse, Rosinante, he sets out on a quest accompanied by his long-suffering squire, Sancho Panza. His comic misadventures may cause him to "tilt at windmills," but he does find love in his perception of the beautiful Dulcinea, a peasant woman.
The Dream of Debs by Jack London
Driven From Home or Carl Crawford's Experience by Horatio Alger Jr.
The Duel by Joseph Conrad
The Ebb - Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson
Eight Years' Wanderings in Ceylon by Samuel White Baker
The Enemy of All the World by Jack London
The Errand Boy by Horatio Alger Jr.
Falk - A Reminiscence by Joseph Conrad
Flush of Gold by Jack London
The Fortunes & Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
Published in 1722, Moll's picaresque adventures unfold through a journalized account of her life. Born in Newgate prison and immediately orphaned in dire circumstances, Moll has the spirit of a survivor to turn overwhelming defeat into useful experience and finally happiness. Compelled to make her own way in 17th-century England, Moll proves herself to be a lusty wench of strong will who threads her way through crime, prostitution and a number of marriages. Finally, transported to Virginia as a felon, she achieves a respectable life and dies a penitant.
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse by Vincente Blasco Ibanez (tr. C.B. Jordan)
The Friendly Road;New Adventures in Contentment by David Grayson
The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Gargantua and Pantagruel by Francis Rabelais (trans. Thomas Urquhart and Peter Motteux)
Five Books of the Lives, Heroic Deeds and Sayings Of Gargantua and His Son Pantagruel
Translated into English by Sir Thomas Urquhart of Cromarty
Gaspar Ruiz by Joseph Conrad
Greenmantle by John Buchan
Gulliver's Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World by Jonathan Swift
The adventurous travels of sea captain, surgeon Lemuel Gulliver are at the core of Swift's satirical, four-part novel published in 1726. The first part finds him shipwrecked in Lilliputian lands peopled by citizens only six inches tall, whose wars, vanities and foibles are likewise ridiculously small in scale. A race of practical giants, who find abstractions troubling, are discovered on the second part of his journey to the land of Brobdingnab. A third voyage lands him on Laputa, a flying island full of sorcerers, who provide him with the experience of speaking with famous figures of the past exposing the lies of history. He also meets and observes the misery of the immortals called the Struldbrugs. The last visit brings him to the Houyhnhnms, virtuous and intelligent horses, bitterly served by the degenerate Yahoos.
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Drawing from his personal experience of working in the Belgian Congo in 1890, Conrad wrote this novella published in 1902. Working for an ivory company that has hired him to recover a stranded cargo boat, the narrator, Marlowe, journeys upriver to one shock after another. The horror culminates at a remote outpost run by a man named Kurtz, who has exchanged his civilized soul for a type of bloody conquest symbolized by human heads mounted on poles around his compound. Marlowe must transport the mortally ill Kurtz back downriver and comes face-to-face with the psycho-spiritual shock of human despair and depravity.
The Heathen by Jack London
A Hero of Our Time by M. Y. Lermontov (Translated from Russian by J. H. Wisdom & Marr Murray)
His Own People by Booth Tarkington
The House of Pride and Other Tales of Hawaii by Jack London
The Iceberg Express by David Cory
An Iceland Fisherman by Pierre Loti
Il Conde by Joseph Conrad
The Informer by Joseph Conrad
Ivanhoe. by Sir Walter Scott
One of the classics of 12th-century English knights and courtly love. A Saxon knight, Sir Wilfred of Ivanhoe is caught up in the Norman-Saxon struggles in the time of King Richard, the Lionheart, his subversive brother, Prince John, and, of course, Robin Hood. There are daring rescues, tournaments, battles, fair ladies and chivalrous love to please the most adventurous heart.
The Jacket (Star-Rover) by Jack London
Jerry of the Islands by Jack London
Joe the Hotel Boy by Horatio Alger Jr.
Joe Wilson and His Mates by Henry Lawson
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
A Scotland of the middle 1700's is the setting of this Stevenson adventure tale. Young David Balfour is outraged to learn he has been cheated of his inheritance by his own uncle after his father's death. Uncle Ebenezer doesn't stop there. He has his nephew kidnapped and dumped aboard a vessel heading for the New World. On the ship David is able to make a friend and ally in the political rebel, Alan Breck. When this alliance returns to Scotland, Breck aids him in reclaiming his fortune and David, in turn, aids him in his political cause.
Kim by Rudyard Kipling
King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard
The King's Jackal by Richard Harding Davis
Lahoma by John Breckinridge Ellis
Lassoing Wild Animals in Africa by Guy H. Scull
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo (translated by Isabel F. Hapgood)
A French masterpiece published in 1862 which encompasses a broad panorama of Parisian society, especially its criminal side. Jean Valjean has become a criminal after nineteen years of imprisonment for stealing a loaf of bread. Upon release he follows that path for a while, but eventually reforms. His reformation is almost complete as mayor of a northern town, a successful industrialist and even as a loving father of an adopted daughter, Cosette. However, he is haunted by two things: a regretted, impulsive misdeed and the dogged pursuit of a zealous police inspector, Javert.
The Lion and the Unicorn by Richard Harding Davis
The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come by John Fox, Jr.
The Lost City by Joseph E. Badger Jr.
The Lost Continent by C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne
The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle
Maid Marian by Thomas Love Peacock
The Make-Believe Man by Richard Harding Davis
The Man Who Couldn't Lose by Richard Harding Davis
Manalive by Gilbert K. Chesterton
The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson
Masterman Ready by Captain Marryat
Michael Strogoff or The Courier of the Czar by Jules Verne
Michael, Brother of Jerry by Jack London
The Miller's Daughter by Emile Zola
A Millionaire of Rough and Ready by Bret Harte
The Mirror of the Sea by Joseph Conrad
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
A classic of nineteenth-century American literature, Melville's novel of revenge involving a sea chase across the seven seas is a masterful symbolic allegory. The narrator, Ishmael, sails out of New Bedford, Massachusetts aboard a whaling ship called the Pequod. He comes to realize that he has signed on with Captain Ahab to hunt one whale, the great white whale, Moby Dick, for the captain's private reasons of revenge and justice. This intense narrative, richly authentic, following Ahab's obsessive chase and ultimate death has been compared to the trials of Job and Oedipus.
Herman Melville (1819-1891) was born in New York City, the son of New England merchant. He worked at odd jobs (clerk, farmhand, teacher) before sailing to the South Seas on the whaler Acushnet. He deserted his ship, lived among cannibals, mutinied on an Australian boat, then spent two years on an American boat returning to the U.S. He successfully romanticized these adventures, publishing seven novels in six years, including Moby Dick in 1851, one of the masterworks of American fiction. His popularity waned, and by the time he died he was virtually forgotten. Billy Budd was his last great novel. As his writing declined, Melville sailed again, around Cape Horn to San Francisco on a clipper ship commanded by his brother.
Montezuma's Daughter by H. Rider Haggard
Mr. Standfast by John Buchan
The earlier adventures of Richard Hannay, to which occasional reference is made in this narrative, are recounted in "The Thirty-Nine Steps" and "Greenmantle". J.B.
The Mucker by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Mutiny of the Elsinore by Jack London
My Buried Treasure by Richard Harding Davis
The Night-Born by Jack London
Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard by Joseph Conrad
The Odyssey by Samuel Butler
An Old Town By The Sea by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
On the Makaloa Mat / Island Tales by Jack London
The Outlet by Andy Adams
The Pathfinder or The Inland Sea by James Fenimore Cooper
Paul the Peddler or the Fortunes of a Young Street Merchant by Horatio Alger Jr.
Phil, the Fiddler by Horatio Alger Jr.
Prester John by John Buchan
Prince Otto by Robert Louis Stevenson
A Question of Latitude by Richard Harding Davis
Raffles, Further Adventures by E. W. Hornung
The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
An Episode of the American Civil War. One of the most powerful novels written about the agony of war from the point of view of the common soldier. The setting is the Civil War with its glories and atrocities. Young Henry Fleming is drawn to the possible glory, but soon learns about its gory realities which terrify him into cowardly retreat. He receives his "red badge" while running away, but eventually returns to fight bravely without the illusions of war. Ironically, Crane himself had no experience in battle when he wrote his masterpiece at the age of twenty-one.
The Red One by Jack London
Redgauntlet by Sir Walter Scott
Resurrection by Leo Tolstoy
Ridgway of Montana by William McLeod Raine
The Riverman by Stewart Edward White
Robin Hood by J. Walker McSpadden
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
A prototype for the castaway adventure genre, this novel was published in 1719. Probably patterned after the real life experiences of a Scottish sailor, Alexander Selkirk, who spent five years alone on an island, cast off by request after a quarrel with his captain. Defoe's stranded hero, a middle- class Englishman, is truly shipwrecked, the sole survivor on an island. With extraordinary insight into man's social nature and his abilities to use his imagination and create his own mythos, Crusoe builds a life for himself during his 28 years on the island. In the later years he rescues a native captive of cannibals and at last has a companion whom he names Friday. They eventually find rescue at the hands of pirates and embark on a journey back to England.
A Rogue's Life by Wilkie Collins
Samuel by Jack London
The Scarlet Car by Richard Harding Davis
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
Historical swashbuckler set amidst the reign of terror of the French Revolution. Nobody knows who he is, but if you are an aristocrat condemned to the guillotine, you pray the Scarlet Pimpernel will rescue you, leaving only his famous calling card, a blood-red flower. Filled with colorful characters, political intrigue, disguises and daring rescues, this ia a romantic adventure classic.
The Scouts of the Valley by Joseph A. Altsheler
The Sea Wolf by Jack London
The Sea-Farmer by Jack London
The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad
The Seven Poor Travellers by Charles Dickens
The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad
The Slowcoach by E. V. Lucas
Smoke Bellew by Jack London
Soldiers Three by Rudyard Kipling
The Son of the Wolf by Jack London
South of the Slot by Jack London
South Sea Tales by Jack London
The Story of a Bad Boy by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
The Strength of the Strong by Jack London
The Survivors of the Chancellor by Charles Verne
Susy, A Story of the Plains by Bret Harte
Tales of the Fish Patrol by Jack London
Tales of the Klondyke by Jack London
Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad
Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas
Sequel to The Three Musketeers
A Thief in the Night by E. W. Hornung
The Thirty-nine Steps by John Buchan
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
To-morrow by Joseph Conrad
The Trail of the White Mule by B. M. Bower
Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes by Robert Louis Stevenson
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
This swashbuckling classic for young and old follows the adventures of young Jim Hawkins from England to the south seas. Jim finds a treasure map while going through the things of a former pirate, Billy Bones, who dies in his mother's inn and is soon off on a treacherous quest for gold. Echoing a favorite theme, Stevenson spins a startling tale of the good and evil in men as seen in the complex characters surrounding Jim on his journey. One of the most fascinating hero-villains of all time is Long John Silver, a merry rogue we can't help liking, we who have dreamed of adventure and longed for finding buried treasure.
The Tremendous Adventures of Major Gahagan by William Makepeace Thackery
Trooper Peter Halket of Masonaland by Olive Schreiner
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas
The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins
Typhoon by Joseph Conrad
Under the Andes by Rex Stout
Under the Red Robe by Stanley Weyman
A Waif of the Plains by Bret Harte
The Well At the World's End by William Morris
White Fang by Jack London
Within the Tides by Joseph Conrad
The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Osbourne
The Wrong Box by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne
The Yellow Claw by Sax Rohmer
Youth by Joseph Conrad
Literature-Charles Dickens
All The Year Round by Charles Dickens
Barnaby Rudge - A Tale of the Riots of 'Eighty by Charles Dickens
The Battle of Life by Charles Dickens
Bleak House by Charles Dickens
England's Court of Chancery and its lawyers are the villains and targets of Dickens' pointed criticism in what is considered by many to be one of his best novels. A disputed will/inheritance, Jarndyce vs. Jarndyce, that drags on for generations lays waste to the wealth and health of the memorable characters held in its thrall.
The Chimes by Charles Dickens
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
Greatly autobiographical and always popular, this novel was published in 1850. Dickens abandoned his intended autobiography and used large sections in this novel. He also made use of a first person narrator, a new technique for him. David's life does not exactly depict Dickens' life, but many childhood parallels exist, as well as his stint working in a factory and his schooling and reading. David's love for Dora Spenlor also reflects Dickens' passion for Maria Beadnell. He even throws in his departure from parliamentary reporting to become a successful novelist.
Doctor Marigold by Charles Dickens
From the 1894 Chapman and Hall "Christmas Stories"
Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens
George Silverman's Explanation by Charles Dickens
Going into Society by Charles Dickens
From the 1894 Chapman and Hall "Christmas Stories"
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Hard Times by Charles Dickens
The dehumanizing effects of heavy industrialization are given form and bitter indictment in this Dickens novel. Raised by a hard, pragmatic father concerned only with sterile principles, Tom and Louisa Gradgrind grow up with little imagination, culture or concern for others. Louisa chooses Josiah Bounderby for a husband, a vulgar man who owns a bank and a mill, whom she leaves after a while and returns to her father's house. Her unscrupulous brother adds to the family crises by robbing his brother-in-law's bank. The father finally sees how his cold, principled upbringing has damaged his children's lives.
The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain by Charles Dickens
Holiday Romance by Charles Dickens
The Holly Tree by Charles Dickens
From the 1894 Chapman and Hall "Christmas Stories"
Hunted Down by Charles Dickens
The Lamplighter by Charles Dickens
The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices by Charles Dickens
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens
Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens
Master Humphrey's Clock by Charles Dickens
A Message from the Sea by Charles Dickens
From the 1894 Chapman and Hall "Christmas Stories"
Miscellaneous Papers by Charles Dickens
Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy by Charles Dickens
Prepared from the 1894 Chapman and Hall "Christmas Stories"
Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings by Charles Dickens
From the 1894 Chapman and Hall "Christmas Stories"
Mudfog and Other Sketches by Charles Dickens
Mugby Junction by Charles Dickens
From the 1894 Chapman and Hall "Christmas Stories"
The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens
The first genuine mystery novel written by Dickens was never finished and was published posthumously in 1870 leaving the mystery unsolved forever. The choirmaster of Cloisterham, Jack Jasper, has a ward named Edwin Drood, a respectable young man engaged to Rosa Bud. Underneath the respectability Drood is an opium addict and no longer loves Rosa, the secret love of Jasper. Drood breaks the engagement and disappears completely. Also in love with Rosa, Neville Landless is arrested for Drood's murder, but released for lack of a body. Fearing Rosa's feelings for Landless, Jasper confesses his love and threatens to further implicate Landless in the murder unless she returns his love. The manuscript ends as Datchery, a shadowy character bedeviling Jasper, is introduced. Speculation abounds, but the mystery remains.
The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens
Extremely popular in its day, this sentimental novel was published in 1841. Little Nell Trent and her grandfather suffer greatly and finally flee London when he gambles the curiosity shop away to his creditor, the evil dwarf, Quilp. They are eagerly searched for by Nell's friend, Kit Nubbles and a gentleman, who turns out to be the grandfather's wealthy brother, but Quilp thwarts them at every turn. Quilp, himself, must finally flee the law and drowns in the process. However, Nell dies before the two searchers find them and her grandfather follows only a few days later.
Oliver Twist or the Parish Boy's Progress by Charles Dickens
Illustrating his belief that poverty leads to crime, this realistic novel was written by Dickens in 1838. Perhaps inspired by the passing of the Poor Law in 1834, which stopped government aid to the poor unless they entered work- houses, he created this story of powerful emotional appeal and social criticism. Oliver is a foundling in an orphanage. Cruelly treated, then sold into child slavery, he runs away and has to learn to survive on the streets of London. He is initiated into a life of petty thievery by Fagin and his gang of boy pickpockets. A picture of the criminal underworld emerges with frightening reality, particularly in his creation of the savage Bill Sikes, who kills his kindhearted girlfriend, Nancy, for trying to help Oliver. The story is not without hope and a sense of justice as Oliver is rescued by a previously unknown relative and Bill Sikes accidentally hangs himself while fleeing the law.
Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
Perils of Certain English Prisoners by Charles Dickens
From the 1894 Chapman and Hall "Christmas Stories"
The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
Published serially in 1836 and later in book form, "The Pickwick Papers" launched Dickens' literary career with resounding success. Not originally conceived as a book, the papers were actually glorified captions for a series of caricatures by Robert Seymour. Dickens sketched with words and wit and brought life to the naive Samuel Pickwick and his friends in episodic accounts of the Pickwick Club.
Pictures from Italy by Charles Dickens
The Seven Poor Travellers by Charles Dickens
From the 1894 Chapman and Hall "Christmas Stories"
Short Stories by Charles Dickens
Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens
Sketches of Young Couples by Charles Dickens
Sketches of Young Gentlemen by Charles Dickens
Some Christmas Stories by Charles Dickens
Somebody's Luggage by Charles Dickens
Prepared from the 1894 Chapman and Hall "Christmas Stories"
Speeches: Literary & Social by Charles Dickens
Sunday Under Three Heads by Charles Dickens
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Masterful tale unfolded in the carnage, horror and idealism of the French Revolution. Political upheaval frames the story, but Dickens delights in indicting aristocratic tyranny and revolutionary excesses. A young Englishman, Sydney Carton, gets swept up in the chaos and ends by heroically sacrificing himself. For the love of a woman he can never have, he exchanges places with his friend and twin, Charles Darnay, sentenced to death on the guillotine and goes to a "far, far better place."
Three Ghost Stories by Charles Dickens
To Be Read At Dusk by Charles Dickens
Tom Tiddler's Ground by Charles Dickens
From the 1894 Chapman and Hall "Christmas Stories"
The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens
The Wreck of the Golden Mary by Charles Dickens
Prepared from the 1894 Chapman and Hall "Christmas Stories"
Literature-De Balzac
Adieu by Honore de Balzac (tr. K.P. Wormeley)
Albert Savarus by Honore de Balzac (tr. E. Marriage)
The Alkahest by Honore de Balzac (tr. K.P. Wormeley)
Another Study of Woman by Honore de Balzac (tr. E. Marriage & C. Bell)
At the Sign of the Cat and Racket by Honore de Balzac (tr. C. Bell)
The Atheist's Mass by Honore de Balzac (tr. C. Bell)
The Ball at Sceaux by Honore de Balzac (tr. C. Bell)
Bureaucracy by Honore de Balzac (trans. K. P. Wormeley)
Catherine de Medici by Honore de Balzac (tr. K.P. Wormeley)
The Collection of Antiquities by Honore de Balzac (tr. E. Marriage)
The Commission in Lunacy by Honore de Balzac
The Country Doctor by Honore de Balzac (tr. E. Marriage & C. Bell)
Cousin Betty by Honore de Balzac (tr. J. Waring)
Cousin Pons by Honore de Balzac (tr. E. Marriage)
A Daughter of Eve by Honore de Balzac (tr. K.P. Wormeley)
The Deputy of Arcis by Honore de Balzac (tr. K.P. Wormeley)
The Deserted Woman by Honore de Balzac (tr. E. Marriage)
A Distinguished Provincial at Paris by Honore de Balzac (tr. E. Marriage)
Domestic Peace by Honore de Balzac
A Drama on the Seashore by Honore de Balzac (tr. K.P. Wormeley)
The Duchesse de Langeais by Honore de Balzac (tr. Unknown)
El Verdugo by Honore de Balzac (tr. K.P. Wormeley)
The Elixer of Life by Honore de Balzac (tr. C. Bell & J. Waring)
An Episode Under the Terror by Honore de Balzac (tr. C. Bell and others)
Eugenie Grandet by Honore de Balzac (tr. K.P. Wormeley)
Eve and David by Honore de Balzac
Eve and David is part three of a trilogy. Eve and David's story begins in part one, Two Poets. Part one also introduces Eve's brother, Lucien. Part two, A Distinguished Provincial at Paris, centers on Lucien's life in Paris. For part 3 the action once more returns to Eve and David in Angouleme. In many references parts 1 and 3 are combined under the title Lost Illusions.
The Exiles by Honore de Balzac (tr. C. Bell & J. Waring)
Facino Cane by Honore de Balzac (tr. C. Bell and others)
Father Goriot by Honore de Balzac (tr. E. Marriage)
Ferragus, Chief of the Devorants by Honore de Balzac (tr. K.P. Wormeley)
The Firm of Nucingen by Honore de Balzac (trans by James Waring)
Gambara by Honore de Balzac (tr. C. Bell & J. Waring)
Gaudissart II by Honore de Balzac (tr. C. Bell & others)
The Girl With the Golden Eyes by Honore de Balzac (tr. E. Marriage)
The Girl with the Golden Eyes is the third part of a trilogy. Part one is entitled Ferragus and part two is The Duchesse de Langeais. The three stories are frequently combined under the title The Thirteen.
Gobseck by Honore de Balzac (tr. E. Marriage)
The Hated Son by Honore de Balzac (tr. K.P. Wormeley)
The Hidden Masterpiece by Honore de Balzac (tr. K.P. Wormeley)
An Historical Mystery by Honore de Balzac (tr. K.P. Wormeley)
AN HISTORICAL MYSTERY -- The Gondreville Mystery
Honorine by Honore de Balzac (tr. C. Bell)
The Illustrious Gaudissart by Honore de Balzac (tr. K.P. Wormeley)
Juana by Honore de Balzac (tr. K.P. Wormeley)
La Grande Breteche by Honore de Balzac (tr. E. Marriage & C. Bell)
Sequel to "Another Study of Woman."
La Grenadiere by Honore de Balzac (tr. E. Marriage)
The Lesser Bourgeoisie by Honore de Balzac
The Lily of the Valley by Honore de Balzac (tr. K.P. Wormeley)
Madame Firmiani by Honore de Balzac (tr. K.P. Wormeley)
The Magic Skin by Honore de Balzac (trans. Ellen Marriage)
Maitre Cornelius by Honore de Balzac (tr. K.P. Wormeley)
A Man of Business by Honore de Balzac (tr. C. Bell and others)
The Marriage Contract by Honore de Balzac (tr. K.P. Wormeley)
Massimilla Doni by Honore de Balzac (tr. C. Bell & J. Waring)
Melmoth Reconciled by Honore de Balzac (trans by Ellen Marriage)
The Message by Honore de Balzac (tr. E. Marriage)
Modeste Mignon by Honore de Balzac (tr. K.P. Wormeley)
The Muse of the Department by Honore de Balzac (tr. J. Waring)
An Old Maid by Honore de Balzac (trans K. P. Wormeley)
A Passion in the Desert by Honore de Balzac (tr. E. Dowson)
Paz by Honore de Balzac (trans K. P. Wormeley)
Pierre Grassou by Honore de Balzac (tr. K.P. Wormeley)
Pierrette by Honore de Balzac (tr. K.P. Wormeley)
A Prince of Bohemia by Honore de Balzac (tr. C. Bell and others )
The Purse by Honore de Balzac (tr. C. Bell)
The Recruit by Honore de Balzac (tr. K.P. Wormeley)
The Red Inn by Honore de Balzac (tr. K.P. Wormeley)
Sarrasine by Honore de Balzac (tr. C. Bell and others)
Scenes from a Courtesan's Life by Honore de Balzac
A Second Home by Honore de Balzac (tr. C. Bell)
The Secrets of the Princesse de Cadignan by Honore de Balzac (tr. K.P. Wormeley)
Seraphita by Honore de Balzac (tr. K.P. Wormeley)
Sons of the Soil by Honore de Balzac
A Start in Life by Honore de Balzac
Study of a Woman by Honore de Balzac (trans K. P. Wormeley)
The Two Brothers by Honore de Balzac
Two Poets by Honore de Balzac
Unconscious Comedians by Honore de Balzac (tr. K.P. Wormeley)
Ursula by Honore de Balzac (tr. K.P. Wormeley)
Vendetta by Honore de Balzac (tr. K.P. Wormeley)
The Vicar of Tours by Honore de Balzac (tr. K.P. Wormeley)
The Village Rector by Honore de Balzac (tr. K.P. Wormeley)
Z. Marcas by Honore de Balzac (tr. C. Bell and others)
The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Adventure of the Cardboard Box by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Adventure of the Devil's Foot by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Adventure of the Dying Detective by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Adventure of the Red Circle by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Adventures in the Secret Service of the Post-Office Department by P. H. Woodward
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
An Aspirant for Congress by P. H. Woodward
Baron Trigault's Vengeance by Emile Gaboriau
The Bat by Mary Roberts Rinehart and Avery Hopwood
A Book of Remarkable Criminals by H. B. Irving
The Breaking Point by Mary Roberts Rinehart
The Case of the Golden Bullet by Grace Isabel Colbron and Augusta Groner
The Case of the Lamp That Went Out by Grace Isabel Colbron and Augusta Groner
A Joe Muller Detective Story: Being the Account of Some Adventures in the Professional Experience of a Member of the Imperial Austrian Police.
The Case of The Pool of Blood in the Pastor's Study by Grace Isabel Colbron and Augusta Groner
The Case of the Registered Letter by Grace Isabel Colbron and Augusta Groner
A Joe Muller Detective Story: Being the Account of Some Adventures in the Professional Experience of a Member of the Imperial Austrian Police.
The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton
A Conjurer's Confessions by M. Robert-Houdin
Dope by Sax Rohmer
An Erring Shepherd by P. H. Woodward
A Flight into Texas by Arthur Train
The Fortune of Seth Savage by P. H. Woodward
Fraudulent Spiritualism Unveiled by David P. Abbott
The Golf Course Mystery by Chester K. Steele
His Last Bow by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
How Spirits Materialize by Anonymous
Lock and Key Library by Julian Hawthorne (editor)
The Lost House by Richard Harding Davis
The Man in the Iron Mask by Andrew Lang
The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton
Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
Published in 1868, "The Moonstone" is considered to be the first English detective novel. The intricate plot centers around young Rachel Verinder who inherits a beautiful yellow diamond which promptly vanishes. The stone, which has a mysterious, violent past, is being sought by a group of Hindu priests from India eager to return it to the sacred shrine from which it was stolen centuries before. Assuming several narrative viewpoints, just when you think you have the mystery solved, Collins switches perspectives and outwits you again.
More Tricks of "Spiritualists" by Hereward Carrington
The Mystery of Orcival by Emile Gaboriau
The Oakdale Affair by Edgar Rice Burroughs
An Old Game Revived by P. H. Woodward
The Pocket Diary Found in the Snow by Grace Isabel Colbron and Augusta Groner
A Joe Muller Detective Story: Being the Account of Some Adventures in the Professional Experience of a Member of the Imperial Austrian Police
The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
Saint-Germain the Deathless by Andrew Lang
She Stands Accused by Victor Macclure
Being a Series of Accounts of the Lives and Deeds of Notorious Women, Murderesses, Cheats, Cozeners, on whom Justice was Executed, and of others who, Accused of Crimes, were Acquitted at least in Law; Drawn from Authenticated Sources
The Spy by Richard Harding Davis
A Strange Disappearance by Anna Katherine Green
A Study in Scarlet by A. Conan Doyle
The first, and to many the best, of the Sherlock Holmes detective stories. Dr. John Watson meets and takes up residence at 221B Baker Street with the moody, brilliant detective while pursuing a case that takes them to two continents.
The Wisdom of Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton
A Wish Unexpectedly Gratified by P. H. Woodward
A. V. Laider by Max Beerbohm
After Dark by Wilkie Collins
The Agony Column by Earl Derr Biggers
All For Love by John Dryden
All Roads Lead to Calvary by Jerome K. Jerome
Almayer's Folly by Joseph Conrad
Alvira: The Heroine of Vesuvius by A. J. O'Reilly
The Amateur by Richard Harding Davis
The Ambassadors by Henry James
In this 1903 novel we see an American family straddling the American and European continents. Mrs. Newsome, a widow in Massachusetts, is disturbed by rumors about her son Chadwick's affairs in Paris. Wanting him to return to her sphere of influence, she sends an ambassador to bring him home. Lambert Strether, an editor and James' point-of-view in the novel, is engaged to Mrs. Newsome and agrees to undertake the journey. Strether's investigations take an interesting turn when he discovers a genuine growth and improvement in Chadwick and slowly becomes fascinated himself by the influencing de Vionnets. In her impatience at home, Mrs. Newsome sends another group of ambassadors, the Pococks (her daughter, son-in-law and his sister, who is Chad's fiancee). Under this onslaught Chad agrees to return home, but Strether discovers his affair with Marie de Vionnet and, in a turnabout, counsels him to remain in Paris.
Amy Foster by Joseph Conrad
The Angel and the Author - and others by Jerome K. Jerome
Autobiography of a Pocket-Handkerchief by James Fenimore Coopoer
The Autobiography of a Quack by S. Weir Mitchell
The Autobiography of a Slander by Edna Lyall
The Ayrshire Legatees by John Galt
Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope
Batard by Jack London
The Beast in the Jungle by Henry James
Beasts and Super-Beasts by H.H. Munro ("Saki")
Beatrix by Honore de Balzac
The Beldonald Holbein by Henry James
Beyond by John Galsworthy
Beyond the City. by Arthur Conan Doyle
Billy Baxter's Letters by William J. Kountz, Jr.
The Black Dwarf by Walter Scott (Bart.)
The Black Robe by Wilke Collins
The Brotherhood of Consolation by Honore de Balzac
Bunner Sisters by Edith Wharton
Can a Life Hide Itself? by Bayard Taylor
Captains Courageous by Rudyard Kipling
Cast Upon the Breakers by Horatio Alger Jr.
Catherine: A Story by William Thackeray
Chance--A Tale in Two Parts by Joseph Conrad
Child of Storm by H. Rider Haggard
The Children by Alice Meynell
The Choir Invisible by James Lane Allen
The Chouans by Honore de Balzac
Christ in Flanders by Honore de Balzac
Chronicles of the Canongate by Sir Walter Scott
The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade
A Collection of Stories by Jack London
Colonel Chabert by Honore de Balzac
The Coming Race by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The Confession by Mary Roberts Rinehart
The Conflict by David Graham Phillips
The Consul by Richard Harding Davis
The Cost of Kindness by Jerome K. Jerome
Cow-Country by B. M. Bower
Cranford by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
English village life in the 1830's is charmingly explored through the eyes of a young woman who visits periodically. Two middle-aged sisters and their small adventures, trying to live lives of decency and kindness despite genteel poverty, are the focus of the narrator's lens.
Creatures That Once Were Men by Maxim Gorky (tr. J.M. Shirazi)
The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard by Anatole France
Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley
The Crystal Stopper by Maurice LeBlanc
Daisy Miller: A Study by Henry James
Holding a mirror to social conventions through the contrast of American innocence and European sophistication, James explores his favorite theme in this novel published in 1878. Daisy is touring Europe with her mother and being courted by an American living abroad in Italy, Frederick Winterbourne. She is a spontaneous, unaffected girl whose warm nature and friendship with an Italian man is misunderstood by the rigid society of Americans living in Italy. They shun her and only after her death does Winterbourne realize the tragedy of his misunderstanding of her actions and the beauty of her true nature.
The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic
Daphne, an Autumn Pastoral by Margaret Sherwood
The Dark Flower by John Galsworthy
Dawn O'Hara, the Girl Who Laughed by Edna Ferber
De Profundis by Oscar Wilde
Dick Hamilton's Airship by Howard R. Garis
Dona Perfecta by B. Perez Galdos
Donal Grant by George MacDonald
Dreams by Olive Schreiner
Droll Stories, Volume 1 by Honore de Balzac
The Drums Of Jeopardy by Harold MacGrath
Dust by Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-julius
Elinor Wyllys by Susan Fenimore Cooper
Prepared from the first edition of Susan Fenimore Cooper's "Elinor Wyllys: or, The Young Folk of Longbridge" (Philadelphia: Carey and Hart, 1846). "Elinor Wyllys" was also published in England (London: Richard Bentley, 1845), but has otherwise not been reprinted.
Elizabeth and her German Garden by Marie Annette Beauchamp "Elizabeth"
Emma by Jane Austen
A comedic masterpiece of early nineteenth-century English literature, Emma is a character we shouldn't like, but can't help ourselves. A spoiled heiress, conceited and sure she knows what and who is best for everybody else, she delights in dreaming up romantic matchmaking scenarios which always laughingly fail. She lacks self-awareness, yet has the charm, wit, intelligence and the depth of character to face her shortcomings and finally see herself through the eyes of awakening love.
Enoch Soames by Max Beerbohm
Episodes in Van Bibber's Life by Richard Harding Davis
Everybody's Business is Nobody's Business by Daniel Defoe
A Face Illumined by E. P. Roe
A Fair Penitent by Wilkie Collins
The Faith of Men by Jack London
Father Sergius by Leo Tolstoy (Trans by L & A Maude)
The Fifth String by John Philip Sousa
The Financier by Theodore Dreiser
Finished by H. Rider Haggard
Flying U Ranch by B. M. Bower
The Forged Coupon by Count Leo Tolstoy
The Freelands by John Galsworthy
From the Snow Image by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Gala Days by Gail Hamilton
The Gambler by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Glasses by Henry James
The Goodness of St. Rocque et al by Alice Dunbar
Grandfather's Chair by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Great Hoggarty Diamond by William Makepeace Thackeray
The Great Stone Face by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Grey Room by Eden Phillpotts
Havoc by E. Philips Oppenheim
Hermann and Dorothea by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Herodias by Gustave Flaubert
Hilary Maltby and Stephen Braxton by Max Beerbohm
A House of Pomegranates by Oscar Wilde
A House to Let by Charles Dickens and Other Authors
A Hyperborean Brew by Jack London
I Say No by Wilkie Collins
The Illustrious Prince by E. Phillips Oppenheim
In the Carquinez Woods by Bret Harte
Initials Only by Anna Katherine Green
Intentions by Oscar Wilde
Is Ellen worse to-day? by Alice MacGowan and Grace MacGowan Cooke
Janice Day, The Young Homemaker by Helen Beecher Long
Jean of the Lazy A by B. M. Bower
John Halifax by Dinah Maria Mulock
The Jolly Corner by Henry James
Keziah Coffin by Joseph C. Lincoln
A Knight of the Cumberland by John Fox Jr.
A Lady of Quality by Francis H. Burnett
Lavengro, the Scholar, the Gypsy, the Priest by George Borrow
Law and Order by O. Henry
The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins
The Laying of the Monster by Theodosia Garrison
Lemorne Versus Huell by Elizabeth Drew Stoddard
The Lesson of the Master by Henry James
Letters from the Cape by Lady Duff Gordon
Letters of Two Brides by Honore de Balzac
Lilith by George MacDonald
Lin McLean by Owen Wister
Little Novels by Wilkie Collins
The Love of Ulrich Nebendahl by Jerome K. Jerome
The Madonna of the Future by Henry James
Mae Madden by Mary Murdoch Mason
Main Street by Sinclair Lewis
The main street runs through Gopher Prairie, Minnesota and we see the action, social amenities and hear the authentic speech patterns and colloquialisms through Carol Kennicott, who settles there with her husband, a Midwestern doctor. Published in 1920, Lewis creates a two-edged satire which cuts both ways at the local townsfolk and at the shallow intellectuals who would despise them.
The Mainwaring Affair by Maynard Barbour
The Malefactor by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton
The Man Who Made Good by Arthur Stringer
Manon Lescaut by The Abbe Prevost
The Mansion by Henry Van Dyke
Marie by H. Rider Haggard
An Episode in the Life of the Late Allan Quatermain
Marjorie Daw by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
The Market-place by Harold Frederic
The Marriage of Lit-lit by Jack London
The Marriages by Henry James
Martin Eden by Jack London
Martin Hyde, The Duke's Messenger by John Masefield
Mary-'Gusta by Joseph C. Lincoln
The Master of Mrs. Chilvers by Jerome K. Jerome
A Master's Degree by Margaret Hill McCarter
The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
The tragedy of a man unable to escape the destiny of his character. Michael Henchard believes in achieving success by any means and these callous methods have helped him attain the status of wealthy grain merchant and the mayoralty of Casterbridge. But, inevitable, the cruelty of his past and his own evil nature catch up with him.
McTeague: A Story of San Francisco by Frank Norris
Memoirs of Carwin the Biloquist by Charles Brockden Brown
Men of Iron by Ernie Howard Pyle
Men's Wives by William Thackeray
Messer Marco Polo by Brian Oswald Donn Byrne
Michael by E. F. Benson
A Millionaire of Yesterday by E. Phillips Oppenheim
The Mirror of Kong Ho by Ernest Bramah
Miss or Mrs. by Wilkie Collins
Mistress Wilding by Rafael Sabatini
A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift
The Monk by Matthew Lewis
A Monk of Fife by Andrew Lang
Monsieur Beaucaire by Monsieur Beaucaire
The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham
Published in 1919, this novel was inspired by the life of Paul Gaugin, the French artist. Maugham's protagonist is a stock broker in London, Charles Strickland, who leaves his family and business for Paris and painting. While there he develops a passion to paint his friend's wife and so lures her away. She finally kills herself with little effect on Strickland, who departs Paris and ultimately settles in Tahiti with a native woman where he later dies of leprosy.
Mother by Owen Wister
Mrs. Korner Sins Her Mercies by Jerome K. Jerome
Mrs. Strongitharm's Report. by Bayard Taylor
My Lady Caprice by Jeffrey Farnol
My Lady's Money by Wilkie Collins
The Nabob by Alphonse Daudet
Nana by Emile Zola
New Grub Street by George Gissing
The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins
Novel Notes by Jerom K. Jerome
An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce
This was the #1 rated Twilight Zone episode of all time.
Old John Brown by Walter Hawkins
Oldport Days by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
The One Thousand Dozen by Jack London
Other People's Money by Emile Gaboriau
Other Things Being Equal by Emma Wolf
Padre Ignacio Or The Song of Temptation by Owen Wister
Pandora by Henry James
Passing of the Third Floor Back by Jerome K. Jerome
The Patagonia by Henry James
The Path of the King by John Buchan
Paul Kelver by Jerome K. Jerome
The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
Phyllis of Philistia by Frank Frankfort Moore
Pigs is Pigs by Ellis Parker Butler
The Poisoned Pen by Arthur B. Reeve
The Pool in the Desert by Sara Jeanette Duncan
A Poor Wise Man by Mary Roberts Rinehart
The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope
A late Victorian romance, Hope set his improbable adventure in the kingdom of Ruritania. An English gentleman, Rudolf Rassendyll, who is living in the kingdom learns of an assasination plot against the king and bravely steps in to help through an elaborate impersonation. Hope has great ironic fun with this extremely popular story published in 1894.
The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg
Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins
The Quest of the Golden Girl by Richard Le Gallienne
The Red Cross Girl by Richard Harding Davis
A Relic of the Pliocene by Jack London
The Reporter Who Made Himself King by Richard Harding Davis
Rezanov by Gertrude Atherton
Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers
The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells
Roads of Destiny by O. Henry
Roderick Hudson by Henry James
James published this, his first novel, in 1876. His favorite theme of the conflict between the New and Old World was echoed in this novel by the conflict between the passions and art. An American sculptor working in Italy, the title character struggles with his artistic ambitions and his faltering personal relationships. He eventually journeys to Switzerland and dies there.
Rudder Grange by Frank R. Stockton
Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope
Sequel to The Prisoner of Zenda
Samuel Brohl & Company by Victor Cherbuliez
Savonarola Brown by Max Beerbohm
The Scapegoat by Hall Caine
The Schoolmistress and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
A Selection From the Writings of Guy De Maupassant: Volume 1 by Guy De Maupassant
A Sentimental Journey by Laurence Sterne
The Seventh Man by Max Brand
Shavings by Joseph C. Lincoln
The Shuttle by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Sight Unseen by Mary Roberts Rinehart
Silas Marner by George Eliot (Mary Anne Evans)
Published in 1861, "Silas Marner" is a novel of human redemption. The title character, a weaver, is obsessed with his cache of gold and, thus, lives an isolated, friendless life. What seems to be a tragic ending when he is robbed becomes a new beginning when soon after he discovers Eppie, an abandoned baby. Adopting golden-haired Eppie brings him the joy of redemption through love.
A Simpleton by Charles Reade
The Sketch Book of Geoffry Crayon by Washington Irving
Sketches in Lavender, Blue and Green by Jerome K. Jerome
Some Roundabout Papers by W. M. Thackeray
Soul of a Bishop by H. G. Wells
The Soul of Nicholas Snyders, or the Miser of Zandam by Jerome K. Jerome
Stories by English Authors in Italy by Edited by Scribners
The Story of an African Farm by Olive Schreiner
The Story of Jees' Uck by Jack London
A Story of To-Day by Margret Howth
Swan Song by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
the Tapestried Chamber by Walter Scott
Tea-table Talk by Jerome K. Jerome
They and I by Jerome K. Jerome
This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Three Men on the Bummel by Jerome K. Jerome
Tom Grogan by F. Hopkinson Smith
Tommy and Co, by Jerome K. Jerome
Too Much Gold by Jack London
The Turmoil by Booth Tarkington
The Unbearable Bassington by H. H. Munro (Saki)
Under Western Eyes by Joseph Conrad
An Unsocial Socialist by George Bernard Shaw
Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
Vanity Fair is a metaphor for the human condition and takes its name from the seat of corruption in Bunyan's allegory, "Pilgrim's Progress." Published in 1848, this novel of English manners and human frailties centers around two women: Amelia Sedley, wellborn, but passive and the colorful, ambitious Becky Sharp. The male characters are satellites in Becky's planetary wake as she rises in society until she finally marries an aristocratic officer, Rawdon Crawley. Amelia's husband, George Osborne, was planning to desert his young wife for Becky when he gets killed at the Battle of Waterloo. Thackery has morality triumph, however, by having Becky's husband leave her and allowing Amelia to marry her longtime admirer, Captain William Dobbin.
Virgin Soil by Ivan S. Turgenev
The Voice by Margaret Deland
The Voice of the City by O Henry
The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf
A Ward of the Golden Gate by Bret Harte
The Warden by Anthony Trollope
Trollope's initial literary success came with the publishing in 1855 of the first of a set of six novels. They are set in Barsetshire, a fictional English county, and follow the Reverend Septimus Harding. In this book he works conscientiously as the warden for a charitable institution for retired men. After being accused of making undue profits, even for a sinecure, he resigns and his story is continued in the second novel, "Barchester Towers."
A Wasted Day by Richard Harding Davis
The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler
We Two by Edna Lyall
Weir of Hermiston by Robert Louis Stevenson
When a Man Marries by Mary Roberts Rinehart
Where the Blue Begins by Christopher Morley
Whirligigs by O. Henry
Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson
The Woman in the Alcove by Anna Katherine Green
The Woman-Haters by Joseph C. Lincoln
The Yellow Crayon by E. Phillips Oppenheim
The Zeppelin's Passenger by E. Phillips Oppenheim
The Argonautica by Apollonius Rhodius
Aucassin and Nicolete by Andrew Lang (translator)
There is nothing in artistic poetry quite akin to "Aucassin and Nicolete".
Beowulf by Anon. (translated by Gummere)
The Golden Asse by Lucius Apuleius
Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica by Homer, Hesiod and Homerica
The High History of the Holy Graal by (Anon.
Originally written in Old French, sometime in the early half of the 13th Century A.D., as a continuation of Chretien DeTroyes' unfinished work "Perceval, or the Knight of the Grail". Author unknown. Translation by Sebastian Evans, 1898.
Le Morte d' Arthur by Thomas Malory
The Life and Death of Cormac the Skald by Anon. (traditional/icelandic)
The Nibelungenlied by Anon. (Trans. Daniel B. Shumway)
The Nibelungenlied
Orlando Furioso by Ludovico Ariosto
The Saga of Grettir the Strong by Anon. (from Icelandic, circa 1400)
The Song of Roland by Anon. (Trans. by Moncrief))
The Story of Burnt Njal (Njal's Saga) Icelandic by Anon.( Icelandic Saga)
Originally written in Icelandic, sometime in the 13th CenturyA.D.
Author unknown.
The Story of the Volsungs by William Morris and Eirikr Magnusson
The story of Richard Wagner's operatic "Ring Cycle" is in these.
Originally written in Icelandic (Old Norse) in the thirteenth century A.D., by an unknown hand. However, most of the material is based substantially on previous works, some centuries older. A few of these works have been preserved in the collection of Norse poetry known as the "Poetic Edda".
And Even Now by Max Beerbohm
Cere's Runaway and Other Essays by Alice Meynell
The Colour of Life by Alice Meynell
An Essay on Comedy by George Meredith
Essays by Alice Meynell
Historical Lecturers and Essays by Charles Kingsley
The Library by Andrew Lang
The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay. Volume I. by Lord Macaulay
The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by Henry Ryecroft (ed. G Gissing)
The Rhythm of Life by Alice Meynell
Selected Prose of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde
The Spirit of Place and Othe Essays by Alice Meynell
The Unseen World and Other Essays by John Fiske
This reviews Draper's Science and Religion and contrasts 2 of our Dante translations.
The Works of Max Beerbohm by Max Beerbohm
The Arabian Nights by Anon. (selected and edited by Andrew Lang)
The Crock of Gold by James Stephens
The King of the Golden River by John Ruskin
The Moon Endureth by John Buchan
Pageant of Summer by Richard Jefferies
Phantastes - A Faerie Romance for Men and Women by George MacDonald
Puck of Pook's Hill by Rudyard Kipling
Sylvie and Bruno by Lewis Carroll
Tales of Troy by Andrew Lang
Twenty-two Goblins by Unknown Translated by Arthur Ryder
Twice Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Twilight Land by Howard Pyle
1492 by Mary Johnston
Active Service by Steven Crane
Agesilaus by Xenophon
The Amazing Interlude by Mary Roberts Rinehart
The American Republic by O. A. Brownson
Anabasis by Xenophon (trans by Dakyns)
The Anabasis is the story of the march to Persia to aid Cyrus, who enlisted Greek help to try and take the throne from Artaxerxes, and the ensuing return of the Greeks.
The Apology by Xenophon (trans by Dakyns)
The Apology describes Socrates' state of mind at his trial and execution, and especially his view that it was better to die before senility set in than to escape execution by humbling himself before an unjust persecution.
Beasts, Men and Gods by Ferdinand Ossendowski
Before Adam by Jack London
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace
Best Historical Novels and Tales by Jonathan Nield
These historical novels have taught all men this truth, which looks like a truism, and yet was as good as unknown to writers of history and others, till so taught: that the bygone ages of the world were actually filled by living men, not by protocols, state-papers, controversies, and abstractions of men.
A Book of Scoundrels by Charles Whibley
The Boy Captives by John Greenleaf Whittier
The Burial of the Guns by Thomas Nelson Page
Captain of the Polestar, and other Stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson by Mrs. Mary Rowlandson
The Cavalry General by Xenophon (trans by Dakyns
Chinese Sketches by Herbert A. Giles
Clotelle; Or, The Colored Heroine. A Tale of the Southern States. by William Wells Brown
The Conquest of the Old Southwest by Archibald Henderson
The Cruise of the Cachalot by Frank T. Bullen
Round the World after Sperm Whales
Damaged Goods by Upton Sinclair
A novelization of the play "Les Avaries", by Eugene Brieux
The Daughter of an Empress by Louise Mulbach
Diary of a Pilgrimage by Jerome K. Jerome
The Economist by Xenophon
Frank's Campaign or The Farm and the Camp by Horatio Alger Jr.
A Gentleman of France by Stanley Weyman
Hellenica by Xenophon (trans by Daykns)
The Hellenica is a chronicle of the history of the Hellenes from 411 to 359 B.C.
Hero Tales From American History by Henry Cabot Lodge Theodore Roosevelt
Hiero by Xenophon (trans by Dakyns)
The Hiero is an imaginary dialogue, c. 474 B.C., between Simonides of Ceos, the poet; and Hieron, of Syracuse and Gela, the despot.
The History of Caliph Vathek by William Beckford
The History of Henry Esmond, Esq. by W. M. Thackeray
History of the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson, President of the United States by Edmund G. Ross
The House of the Wolf by Stanley Weyman
In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield
The Itinerary of Archibishop Baldwin Through Wales by Giraldus Cambrensis
The Lake Gun by James Fenimore Cooper
The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757 by James Fenimore Cooper
A Legend of Montrose by Walter Scott
Lincoln's Yarns and Stories by Alexander K. McClure
The Memoirs of Victor Hugo by Victor Hugo
The Memorabilia by Xenophon (trans by Dakyns)
The Memorabilia is a recollection of Socrates in word and deed, to show his character as the best and happiest of men.
A New England Girlhood by Lucy Larcom
New York by James Fenimore Cooper
O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
The vista of the windy Nebraska prairies takes on life in this landmark work about the struggles of immigrant pioneer women. Swedish Alexandra Bergson is captivated by the land she inherits on her father's death, but she also inherits the challenges and attains heroine stature as she grows with the land.
Old Christmas by Washington Irving
Old English Libraries by Ernest A. Savage
Old Indian Days by Charles Eastman
Old Indian Legends by Zitkala-sa
On Revenues by Xenophon (trans by Dakyns)
Revenues describes Xenophon's ideas to solve the problem of poverty in Athens, and thus remove an excuse to mistreat the Athenian allies.
On the Ruin of Britain by Gildas Sapiens Translation by J.A. Giles
Our Village by Mary Russell Mitford
Oxford by Andrew Lang
Paul and Virginia by Bernardin de Saint Pierre
Penguin Island by Anatole France
The Pioneers by James Fenimore Cooper
Polity of Athenians and Lacedaemonians by Xenophon (trans by Dakyns)
The Polity of the Lacedaemonians talks about the laws and institutions created by Lycurgus, which train and develop Spartan citizens from birth to old age.
The Princess de Montpensier by Mme. de Lafayette
Rienzi, the last of the Roman Tribunes by Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton (Bart.)
The Ruins by C. F. Volney
Salammbo by Gustave Flaubert
Song and Legend From the Middle Ages by William D. McClintock and Porter Lander McClintock
The aim of this little book is to give general readers some idea of the subject and spirit of European Continental literature in the later and culminating period of the Middle Ages--the eleventh, twelfth, and thirteenth centuries.
The Sportsman by Xenophon (trans by Dakyns)
The Sportsman is a manual on hunting hares, deer and wild boar, including the topics of dogs, and the benefits of hunting for the young.
A Straight Deal or The Ancient Grudge by Owen Wister
The Symposium by Xenophon (trans by Dakyns)
The Symposium records the discussion of Socrates and company at a dinner given by Callias for the youth Autolycus.
The Talisman by Sir Walter Scott
Toys of Peace by H. H. Munro ("Saki")
Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
A dramatization of this anti-slavery novel of the early 1850's was widely toured and, along with the novel itself, had such great impact that it is included in the causes of the Civil War. Mr. St. Clare buys the slave of the title in New Orleans after Tom saves the life of his sickly daughter, Little Eva. Her health rapidly fails, but, because of her friendship with Tom, she begs her father to free all of their slaves. Her father makes the arrangements, but is killed before he is able to carry them out and his slaves fall into the hands of the villanous, cruel Simon Legree. After refusing to give any information about some runaway slaves, Tom is brutally whipped to death.
The Underdogs by Mariano Azuela (translated by E. Munguia, Jr)
Waverly by Walter Scott
The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle
This historical fiction set during the Hundred Years' War follows Sir Nigel Loring and his squire, Alleyne Edricson, to France where they join the white company, a group of bold archers. Gives a perspective on wars orchestrated by nobles with elevated ideals, but removed from the reality of their armies fighting, dying and living off the land.
The Women of the French Salons by Amelia Gere Mason
The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
An instant sensation when it was published in England in 1886, this horrifying tale of the duality of man's nature was inspired by a recurring nightmare of the author. Dr. Jekyll, a kind and well-to-do physician, is also a brilliant researcher who tests the results of his experiments on himself. The dark side of his nature is released as a separate persona named Hyde. In vain the good doctor struggles to stop taking the increasingly addictive potion and the malignant, homicidal Hyde begins to gain dominance of the split personality.
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Published in 1897, Stoker's gothic vampire story has inspired fear and fascination enough to begin a whole genre of chilling books and films. Based on legends from central European folk tales and, perhaps, combined with sublimated Victorian sexuality, Count Dracula has become a powerful symbol of the undead or shadow side of life. Dracula has many powers and horrifying forms in which to prey upon his victims for their blood which sustains him. The story is told from several journalized viewpoints by characters who have contacted the Transylvanian Count, like Jonathan Harker, his fiancee and later wife, Mina (whom the Count adores), the persistent Dr. Seward and Lucy Westerna, who becomes a vampire after being bitten and is destroyed by her friends to save her soul with a stake driven through her heart. Dracula is finally destroyed, too, but not his vampire legacy.
Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allen Poe
Frankenstein, Or the Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
The idea for this gothic horror story about the boundaries between life and death and their possible manipulation began with a late night philosophical discussion between Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley and the author. This very sophisticated novel written by a nineteen-year-old begins with Dr. Frankenstein being rescued from an iceberg and then relating his tragic story to the captain of the ship. He tells of his passionate obsession to discover the secrets of life by creating and animating a full grown man from dead tissue. When he succeeds with his godlike experiment, he is repulsed by the ugliness of his creation which he views as a monster and he quickly abandons it. But no amount of self-recrimination can relieve him of the consequences which this act sets in motion. We are also given the monster's perspective as he awakens to a life, both bewildering and painful, facing the anger and cruelty of the mob and his own feelings of desolation, loneliness and finally anger. This poignant story raises many moral and philosophical questions still timely to our techno-scientific world.
The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen
The Haunted Hotel by Wilkie Collins
The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu by Sax Rohmer
The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells
Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker
The Man by Bram Stoker
The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Wilde wrote this hugely successful, if scandalizing, moral fantasy using a Faustian theme. A wealthy Englishman, Dorian Gray, sells his soul to retain his youth and handsome features. As he descends into a dissolution that does not show on his face, he discovers that every ugly deed is recorded on the face of his gradually changing portrait. The picture becomes a hideous, grotesque mask and drives him to destroy it. His own face then transforms into a replica of the horror and he dies. Wilde's personal aestheticism, yet fascination with the profane, culminated in this novel which shocked Victorian England and led to his trial in 1895 for homosexuality.
The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu by Sax Rohmer
The Shape of Fear and Other Ghostly Tales by Elia W. Peattie
Tales of Terror & Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle
Turn of the Screw by Henry James
This turn-of-the-century ghost story was published in 1898. The tale unfolds through the journalized view of a governess and is a mystery shrouded in more mystery. She describes her struggles to protect her two young charges, a brother and sister, from demonic possession by two ghosts, former servants of the estate. James creates doubt around the reality of the governess's perceptions, experiences and the lack of specific evil deeds of the ghosts.
Vikram and the Vampire by Sir Richard Burton
The Wind in the Rose-bush and other Stories of the Supernatural by Mary Wilkins
The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, Volume 2 by Edgar Allan Poe
The Works of Edgar Allen Poe Volume 4 by Edgar Allen Poe
The Works of Edgar Allen Poe, Volume 1 by Edgar Allen Poe
The Autocrat of the Breakfast-table by Oliver Wendell Holmes
The Book of Nonsense by Edward Lear
The Bridge-Builders by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The Certain Hour by James Branch Cabell
Clocks by Jerome K. Jerome
Cobb's Anatomy by Irvine S. Cobb
This Space To-Let to Any Reputable Party Desiring a Good Preface
The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce
The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith
Dreams by Jerome K. Jerome Jerome
The Foolish Dictionary by Gideon Wurdz
Hunting Sketches by Anthony Trollope
The Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow by Jerome K. Jerome And Amy Thomte
Kai Lung's Golden Hours by Ernest Bramah
Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne
Tristram Shandy is the greatest shaggy-dog story of all time.
A Parody Outline of History by Donald Ogden Stewart
Wherein may be found a curiously irreverent treatment of AMERICAN HISTORICAL EVENTS Imagining them as they would be narrated by American's most characteristic contemporary authors.
Perfect Behavior by Donald Ogden Stewart
A Guide for Ladies and Gentlemen in All Social Crises
Piccadilly Jim by Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
The Prophet of Berkeley Square by Robert Hichens
Sartor Resartus: The Life and Opinions of Herr Teufelsdrockh by Thomas Carlyle
The Author of Teufelsdrockh is a person of talent; his work displays here and there some felicity of thought and _expression, considerable fancy and knowledge: but whether or not it would take with the public seems doubtful. For a jeu d'esprit of that kind it is too long; it would have suited better as an essay or article than as a volume. The Author has no great tact; his wit is frequently heavy; and reminds one of the German Baron who took to leaping on tables and answered that he was learning to be lively. Is the work a translation?"
Speaking of Operations by Irvin S. Cobb
Stage-land by Jerome K. Jerome
Three Men in a Boat(To say nothing of the dog). by Jerome K. Jerome
Who Was Who: 5000 BC - 1914, by Irwin L. Gordon
Literature-Mark Twain
The $30,000 Bequest by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
More than a rousing tale of an orphan's coming of age with his passage down the Mississippi River with a runaway slave. Twain offers a disturbing, yet satisfying, magnifying glass to the passage of the structure of a nation with its moral blindness to slave-holding respectability.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
Timeless story of boyhood in a small Mississippi River town of the 1800's. Complete with mischief, humor and unforgettable characters. Perpetual summers filled with desperate adventures beckon the young in us all.
Advice to Little Girls by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Amended Obituaries by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The American Claimant by Mark Twain
A Burlesque Biography by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The Californian's Tale by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain
A blow on the head transports a Yankee to 528 A.D. where he proceeds to modernize King Arthur's kingdom by organizing a school system, constructing telephone lines, and inventing the printing press.
A Cure for The Blues by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The Danger of Lying in Bed by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Does the Race of Man Love a Lord? by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
A Dog's Tale by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Double Barrelled Detective by Mark Twain
Edward Mills and George Benton: A Tale by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The Enemy Conquered; Or, Love Triumphant by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
An Entertaining Article by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Extract From Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven by Mark Twain [Samuel Clemens]
Extracts from Adam's & Eve's Diaries by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The First Writing-machines by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The Five Boons of Life by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
General Washington's Body-servant by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
A Helpless Situation by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
A Horse's Tale by Mark Twain [Samual Clemens]
How to Tell a Story by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
A Humane Word from Satan by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Italian with Grammar by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Italian Without a Master by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
A Letter to the Secretary of the Treasury by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg by Mark Twain
A Monument to Adam by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The New Guide of the Conversation in Portuguese and English by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Portrait of King William III by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Post-mortem Poetry by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain
Roughing It by Mark Twain
A Telephonic Conversation by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Tom Sawyer Abroad by Mark Twain [Samuel Clemens]
Tom and Hucks' penchant for trouble includes Jim again as they innocently attend the unveiling of an experimental airship. Kidnapped by the crazed inventor who plans to fly around the world and crash the airship, the three friends are off on a hair-raising adventure climaxing in the need to figure out how to land the ship safely after the madman falls overboard.
Tom Sawyer, Detective by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Aunt Sally's house downriver in Arkansas is the destination, but Tom and Huck manage to turn the riverboat journey into a grand adventure, complete with murder, ghosts, jewels and thieves.
A Tramp Abroad by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
A family trip to Europe in 1878 inspired this humorous travel commentary. Tourists who see the world through guidebooks are satirized as Twain gives his own honest, folksy anecdotes and impressions of the European scene.
Was It Heaven? Or Hell? by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
What Is Man? by Mark Twain
Wit Inspirations of the "Two-year-olds" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Literature-Literary Studies
The Art of Writing by Robert Louis Stevenson
Biographical Notes on the Pseudonymous Bells by Charlotte Bronte
Charlotte Bronte's Notes on the
Enemies of Books by William Blades
Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson
Hearts of Controversy by Alice Meynell
HuxleyAutobiography and Selected Essays by Thomas Henry Huxley
The purpose of the following selections is to present to students of English a few of Huxley's representative essays.
Instead of an Article by Brand Whitlock
Introduction to Browning by Hiram Corson
This book is primarily concerned with Browning's poems. <>Advantages: This book is an excellent introduction to Browning.
Kansas Women in Literature by Nettie Garmer Barker
Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson Volume 2 by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume 1 by Robert Louis Stevenson
Letters on Literature by Andrew Lang
Literary Blunders by Henry Wheatley
The Love of Books: The Philobiblon by Richard de Bury (trans. by E. C. Thomas)
My Garden Acquaintance by James Russell Lowell
Myths and Myth-Makers: Old Tales and Superstitions Interpreted by Comparative Mythology by John Fiske
Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad
A Plea for Old Cap Collier by Irvin S. Cobb
Poetics by Aristotle
Ponkapog Papers by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
A Psychological Counter Current in Recent Fiction by William Dean Howells
The Puzzle of Dickens's Last Plot by Andrew Lang
Sesame and Lilies by John Ruskin
Shelley by Francis Thompson
Style by Walter Raleigh
The After House by Mary Roberts Rinehart
The Bittermeads Mystery by E. R. Punshon
The Case of the Golden Bullet by Grace Isabel Colbron and Augusta Groner
A Joe Muller Detective Story:
Being the Account of Some Adventures in the Professional Experience of a Member of the Imperial Austrian Police
The Case of The Pool of Blood in the Pastor's Study by Grace Isabel Colbron and Augusta Groner
A Joe Muller Detective Story:
Being the Account of Some Adventures in the Professional Experience of a Member of the Imperial Austrian Police
Caught in the Net by Emile Gaboriau
The Confession by Mary Roberts Rinehart
A Dark Night's Work by Elizabeth Gaskell
The Darrow Enigma by Melvin L. Severy
The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Filigree Ball by Anna Katherine Green
Fire-Tongue by Sax Rohmer
The Frame Up by Richard Harding Davis
The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins
The Innocence of Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton
The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
Classic folktale fun set in the Hudson River Valley of early America. Ichabod Crane is the new schoolmaster of Sleepy Hollow. Well pleased with his situation, his neighbors, their local yarns, dinner invitations and especially with a certain young lady that he would like to marry. However, Katrina Van Tassel already has a suitor and Brom Bones does not appreciate competition from the pale, bookish outsider. The rivalry reaches a climax with the appearance of the legendary Headless Horseman.
The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes
The Man in Lower Ten by Mary Roberts Rinehart
Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell
The Mysterious Affair At Styles by Agatha Christie
Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux
Myths and Legends of California and the Old Southwest by Katharine Berry Judson
Okewood of the Secret Service by Valentine Williams
The Pit Prop Syndicate by Freeman Wills Croft
The Quest of the Sacred Slipper by Sax Rohmer
The Red House Mystery by A. A. Milne
The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad
The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux
Sight Unseen by Mary Roberts Rinehart
The Silent Bullet by Arthur B. Reeve
Stories by Modern English Authors by Various Authors
The Street of Seven Stars by Mary Roberts Rinehart
The Trees of Pride by G. K. Chesterton
The Unknown Guest by Maurice Maeterlinck
The Vanished Messenger by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Literature-New Age
The Miracle Mongers, an Expose' by Harry Houdini
The Parasite by Arthur Conan Doyle
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted by Gustavus Hindman Miller
The Vital Message by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Charles Johnston
The Amateur by Richard Harding Davis
The Malefactor by E. Phillips Oppenheim
On The Reception Of The 'Origin Of Species' by Thomas Henry Huxley
Under Western Eyes by Joseph Conrad
The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
Literature-Science Fiction
At the Earth's Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Beasts of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Chessmen of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Cone by H. G. Wells
The Country of the Blind by H. G. Wells
The Diamond Maker by H. G. Wells
The Door in the Wall by H. G. Wells
A Dream of Armageddon by H. G. Wells
The First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells
From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne
Jules Verne, a science-fiction visionary, anticipated man's flight to the moon and beyond by nearly 100 years. His tale of space flight begins in the Baltimore Gun Club where a proposal to build a gun large enough to launch a rocket soon turns into a wager, then a race into colossal adventure.
The Gods of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Great War Syndicate by Frank Stockton
An early and perhaps insightful look into ultimate weapons.
Gulliver of Mars by Edwin L. Arnold
A Journey in Other Worlds: A Romance of the Future by John Jacob Astor
Jungle Tales of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Land That Time Forgot by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Lani People by J. F. Bone
The Lord of the Dynamos by H. G. Wells
The Lost Continent by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Mad King by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Monster Men by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Moon Pool by A. Merritt
A Moonlight Fable by H. G. Wells
The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne
Off on a Comet by Jules Verne
Out of Time's Abyss by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Outlaw of Torn by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The People That Time Forgot by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Philosopher's Joke by Jerome K. Jerome
The Poison Belt by Arthur Conan Doyle
A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
A prototype for the planetary explorer, warrior-savior genre, as seen today in the Lucas-Spielberg type adventures. Set in the West of the post-Civil War, our hero, John Carter, a prospector, is chased into a cave by Indians. He wakes up naked on Mars, a captive of four armed green giants. Thousands of miles and as many deadly enemies lie ahead for John in the company of fellow captive Dijah Thoris, the Princess of Helium.
Return of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Son of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Star by H. G. Wells
Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The first of over twenty Tarzan adventure books sets the background storyline of the child of English aristocrats abandoned in the African jungle who survives due to the care and protection of the great apes. Burroughs shows the non-alluring side of white civilization, the murderous, cowardly, mutinous and self-involved, compared to the dangerous yet genuine qualities of the jungle and its inhabitants between which Tarzan struggles to choose his rightful place.
Tarzan the Terrible by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Tarzan the Untamed by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Tarzan, Jewels of Opar by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Thuvia, Maid of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
A prototype for the time travel genre, Wells' first novel was published in 1895. Transported to the year 802,701 by a time machine of his own making, the nameless traveler arrives at the utopia of his dreams, peopled by a gentle, carefree people named the Eloi. When his machine is stolen, he discovers the grisly truth about this false utopia. A second subterranean society, the Morlocks, control the only machines in this world and have ultimate power over the helpless Eloi who depend on them for everything. Treated like pampered cattle, the Eloi, in return provide the Morlocks with their horrible, cannibalistic diet. Playing out Wells' vision of unchecked capitalism, the useless, upper class (Eloi) become fodder for the desperate, depraved proletariat (Morlocks).
Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
Perhaps Jules Verne's most popular novel and another astonishing anticipation of modern oceanic technology. Sent to investigate mysterious monster encounters that are disrupting international shipping, Professor Aronnax, his servant Conseil and a disgruntled harponer, Ned Land, are captured when their frigate is sunk by the monster. The submarine monster, the Nautilis, and its eccentric Captain Nemo afford the professor and his companions endless fascination and danger as they're swept along on a yearlong undersea voyage.
The Underground City by Jules Verne
A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay
The War in the Air by H. G. Wells
The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
Wells, one of the fathers of science fiction, wrote the first novel about the possibility of intelligent life on another planet. Their world was dying, but their science and machines were more advanced so they came to conquer Earth with its moist, green richness. Wells explores the theme of mankind's peril in the face of cold, unsympathetic scientific powers.
Warlord of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells
When the World Shook by H. Rider Haggard
Being an Account of the Great Adventure of Bastin, Bickley and Arbuthnot
The World Set Free by H.G. Wells
THE WORLD SET FREE was written in 1913 and published early in 1914, and it is the latest of a series of three fantasias of possibility, stories which all turn on the possible developments in the future of some contemporary force or group of forces. The World Set Free was written under the immediate shadow of the Great War. This book contains, as far as is known, the first use of the words "atomic bomb".
Adam Bede by George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Anne Evans)
Written in 1859, George Elliot's first long novel tells of a carpenter's love for a woman pregnant by another man. He loses her, but eventually discovers happiness with a methodist preacher, Dinah Morris. This work of English fiction is an example of detailed realism, minute observation, including Derbyshire dialect and is done with great human sympathy and moral judgment.
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
This novel presents a somewhat anthropological view of upper class New York society in the late 19th-century by presenting the families involved from the perspective of their tribal rites. Newland Archer, a lawyer and member of the tribe, is engaged to a beautiful and very proper young lady, May Welland, and is following the courting rites of the elite until a cross-current is caused by his attraction to Ellen Olenska. A former member of the tribe, she married a titled European and has been living abroad, but she has left her husband under mysterious circumstances and returned to the tribe, only to be snubbed for her actions. Newland renews their friendship and gives her his protection and advice while falling in love with her, but cannot break the chains of convention and ultimately does the proper thing by marrying May.
Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte
Being a governess was one of the few occupations open to "respectable", educated, single women in Victorian England. Drawing from her own experiences, Anne Bronte (of the famous Bronte sisters) tells a story of the hardships and humiliations endured by her title character, Agnes Grey. As the governess to the unruly children of the Bloomfields, then the Murrays, she copes with loneliness and finds consolation in the beauty of the countryside. Eventually, she begins a relationship with the local curate and marries.
Alexander's Bridge by Willa Cather
The Altar of the Dead by Henry James
The American by Henry James
As an expatriated American living in England, James was understandably connected to a recurrent theme in his novels of the conflicts between the brash newness and innocence of the New World to the corruption, yet wisdoms of the Old. In this novel, Christopher Newman is the guileless hero seeking culture and a wife in Europe. Although a millionaire, he is totally unacceptable to the cunning, staunchly aristocratic Bellegardes when he tries to court the daughter, Claire, a young widow. Opposed by the mother and older brother, Christopher befriends the younger brother, who gives him a family secret on his deathbed with which to achieve the hand of Claire by blackmail. But not even blackmail can shake the Bellegardes' allegiance to their traditions and social class.
Ann Veronica: A Modern Love Story by H. G. Wells
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Armadale by Wilkie Collins
The Aspern Papers by Henry James
Inspired by an actual incident pertaining to Lord Byron's papers, James wrote this novelette published in 1888. Jeffrey Aspern, a deceased Romantic poet, had a mistress in Venice named Juliana Bordereau. Now elderly and domineering, Juliana lives with her timid niece, Tina. She rents a room to an American editor anxious to get his hands on the poet's papers. Unscrupulous in his efforts, he uses a false name, courts the shy niece and even tries burglary to no avail. After the death of Juliana, Tina tries to use the sought-after papers to induce the editor to marry her, but he leaves. Deciding to renegotiate, he returns, but Tina has found her dignity by then and has burned the papers.
Bab: A Sub-Deb by Mary Roberts Rinehart
Baby Mine by Margaret Mayo
Beauty and the Beast: A Story of Old Russia. by Bayard Taylor
The Bedford-Row Conspiracy by William Makepeace Thackeray
The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Blix by Frank Norris
The Blue Lagoon: a Romance by H. De Vere Stacpoole
The Bride of Lammermoor by Sir Walter Scott
Bucky O'Connor by William Macleod Raine
A Tale of the Unfenced Border
Burning Daylight by Jack London
Cabin Fever by B. M. Bower
The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole
A Cathedral Courtship by Kate Douglas Wiggin
A Charmed Life by Richard Harding Davis
Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair by William Morris
The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart
Cliges: A Romance by Chretien de Troyes
Confidence by Henry James
The Conquest of Canaan by Booth Tarkington
The Cost by David Graham Phillips
The Cruise of the Jasper B. by Don Marquis
A Damsel in Distress by Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
Dead Men Tell No Tales by E. W. Hornung
Dear Enemy by Jean Webster
The Death of the Lion by Henry James
The Deliverance; A Romance of the Virginia Tobacco Fields by Ellen Glasgow
Dolly Dialogues by Anthony Hope
A Dream of John Ball--A King's Lesson by William Morris
This romantic fantasy published in 1888 centers around the historical figure, John Ball, an English priest living in the fourteenth-century, who delivered revolutionary-type sermons about a classless society. His sermons inflamed the lower classes to such an extent that he was hanged as a leader of the Peasants' Revolt. In this novel a nineteenth-century Kent scholar dreams he sees Ball inspiring peasants to attack the sheriff's men. Later he has a conversation about the future with the fiery priest. The scholar describes the commercial society of the Industrial Revolution after the decline of feudalism and Ball realizes his vision of an egalitarian society is not fulfilled even in the future.
The Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton, Part One by Edith Wharton
The Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton, Part Two by Edith Wharton
The Egoist by George Meredith
A Comedy in Narrative
El Dorado by Baroness Orczy
End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad
The Europeans by Henry James
The Experiences of the A. C. by Bayard Taylor
Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
Hardy creates an impressive study of love and courtship in the English countryside of the nineteenth-century. When she inherits a farm, young, headstrong and lovely Bathsheba Everdene is quite a sensation in the neighborhood drawing three vastly different suitors to herself. From the dashing, inconsiderate Sergeant Troy she learns about passion and pain; from the older, yeoman farmer Boldwood she learns about unrequited adoration and manipulation and from the patient, honest shepherd Oak she finally learns about love, consideration and contentment.
The Figure in the Carpet by Henry James
The Flirt by Booth Tarkington
The Foolish Virgin by Thomas Dixon
The Fortune Hunter by David Graham Phillips
Four Arthurian Romances by Chretien Detroyes
Originally written in Old French, sometime in the second half of the 12th Century A.D., by the court poet Chretien DeTroyes.
Frances Waldeaux by Rebecca Harding Davis
Friend Eli's Daughter. by Bayard Taylor
The Game by Jack London
The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton
The Golden Fleece by Julian Hawthorne
Good Indian by B. M. Bower
Green Mansions: A Romance of the Tropical Forest by W. H. Hudson
Set in the jungles of South America, this mystical, exotic romance is narrated by a man called Abel. As a young man coming of age, he lives for a while with a tribe of Indians. In the surrounding jungle lives a mysterious and birdlike woman named Rima. She is an elusive, enchanting creature of the trees and he falls in love with her, only to lose her when she is killed by the superstitious Indians.
The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley
Her Prairie Knight by B. M. Bower
The House Behind the Cedars by Charles W. Chesnutt
House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
This modern tragedy was published in 1905 and focuses on Lily Bart, a 29-year-old spinster with good connections, but little money, who is frantically trying to secure her position in society through marriage. Her beauty attracts several men: rich, but lower in class, Simon Rosedale and an appealing, but poor peer, Lawrence Selden. Caught in indecision with this difficult choice, she meanwhile incurs a harrowing debt and finds her reputation, one of her only assets, damaged by a promiscuous acquaintance. Sinking into poverty and despair, she finally ends her life with pills.
House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne
A curse placed on the Pyncheon family of Salem, Massachusetts clings through generations of greed and arrogance reflected in the dark decay of the once stately family mansion. Secrets, ghosts and madness are the legacy carried forward in the seven-gabled house. The end is near when a beautiful, young Pyncheon cousin, Phoebe, brings new life and hope back to the family with her marriage to a descendant of the man who invoked the curse so many years before.
How the Man Came to Twinkling Island by Melville Chater
In the Bishop's Carriage by Mirriam Michelson
In the Cage by Henry James
An International Episode by Henry James
Island Nights' Entertainments by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Jacob Flint's Journey. by Bayard Taylor
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
Gloom, fatalism and sexual frankness (shocking for the Victorian times in which he wrote) mark Hardy's final work of fiction. Jude Fawley, an apprentice stonemason, loves books and dreams of bettering his humble roots with an education at Oxford's divinity school. But earthy, manipulative Arabella Donn has other plans for him. Claiming pregnancy, she uses Jude's sense of duty against him and gets him to marry her. After she deserts him, he goes to Christminster as a stonemason, but his true motive is to pursue his dream of entering the college. Still thwarted from his dream he falls in love with his cousin, Sue Bridehead, but she marries her benefactor. However, unable to endure her marriage she returns to Jude and despite their best intentions they live together in near poverty and have several children out-of-wedlock. They also take responsibility for Arabella's son, when she abandons him. In a dark, despairing crescendo, Arabella's son hangs the other children and then himself. No amount of penance can overcome their grief and guilt, so they part each returning to their legal spouse; Jude to die, all his dreams in ashes.
Kenilworth by Walter S. Scott
The Kingdom of the Blind by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Lady Susan by Jane Austen
The Lady, Or the Tiger? by Frank R. Stockton
Lavender and Old Lace by Myrtle Reed
The Lifted Veil by George Eliot Mary Anne Evans
The Log of the Jolly Polly by Richard Harding Davis
Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor by R. D. Blackmore
Love and Friendship and Other Early Works by Jane Austen
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
Malbone: An Oldport Romance by Thomas W. Higginson
The Man Between by Amelia E. Barr
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
The title of this mature Austen novel refers to the magnificent estate of the Bertram family, who epitomize the wealthy standards and views of what is good in art, religion and the interactions between the sexes. Into this rarefied social stew enters Fanny Price, a poor relation who comes to live with the Bertrams, but possesses her own standards of integrity and moral strength. With five young people of marriageable age on the estate, it is not long before the intrigues, conflicts and rivalries begin to surface. Conscious of her inferior status, Fanny still manages to fall in love from a distance with Edmund Bertram, who is fascinated by the wit and beauty of a rival young lady. Engrossing to the end, when a scandal rocks the family and Fanny's purity of heart triumphs.
The Messengers by Richard Harding Davis
Miss Bartram's Trouble by Bayard Taylor
Moran of the Lady Letty by Frank Norris
A Mountain Woman by Elia Peattie
My Antonia by Willa Cather
A chronicler of the female perspective of pioneer life, this work is considered to be Cather's finest achievement. Descended from Bohemian immigrants, Antonia Shimerda's pioneering history is narrated by a lifelong friend, Jim Burden. The novel contains a poetic vision of the Nebraskan frontier, its courageous settlers and its disappearance.
My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Gaskell
Night and Day by Virginia Woolf
No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
In her first novel Austen creates a light satire that combines the elements in current literary vogue, society manners and gothic drama. Her central character, Catherine Morland, the daughter of a country parson, is bright, cheerful and perhaps a little overimaginative. While in Bath she receives an invitation to visit the home of new friends, the sophisticated Henry and Eleanor Tiley, whose father owns Northanger Abbey. Her imagination runs wild in the mysterious house of her "supposed" friends and Catherine begins to learn the difference between what is real and what is false.
Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham
Maugham's masterpiece published in 1915 examines the consequences of emotional isolation in a young man, loosely patterned after his own life. Philip Carey is a London medical student and deeply sensitive about his disfiguring club foot. Made vulnerable by his wounded nature, he is drawn into an obsessive attachment to Mildred Rogers, a selfish waitress, who treats him with cruel insensitivity and faithlessness. He cannot leave her, even so, and she finally abandons him. After medical school he finds a loving relationship with Sally Athelney, but fears he has gotten her pregnant. This new trauma causes him to take stock of his life and he chooses to marry Sally even though she turns out not to be pregnant after all.
The Old Peabody Pew by Kate Douglas Wiggin
A Christmas Romance of a Country Church
An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad
A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy
Peace Manoeuvres by H. H. Davis
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Masterfully written with emotional depth, "Persuasion" was the last novel Jane Austen wrote before her death and is thought to depict her own lost love. Anne Elliot has quiet dignity and depth of feeling, but not great beauty. Snubbed in a snobbish family by a father, who is a spendthrift, and two sisters, who are vain and selfish, she shines through with endurance and patient integrity. At nineteen she fell in love with a dashing naval man of no fortune and was persuaded to reject his marriage proposal by her father and a busybody family friend, Lady Russell. Eight years after going against her heart, she learns that he has returned to the neighborhood, a rich officer, while she is a spinster who has lost her bloom. Her love is undiminished, but he seems distant, unforgiving and bent on pursuing younger marriage prospects. The scene shifts to Bath where they are much thrown together and the situation is further complicated by the appearance of an eager suitor coming into her life. Unlike her powerful novel, however, Austen's experience did not have a happy ending.
The Price She Paid by David Graham Phillips
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
The Princess Aline by Richard Harding Davis
The Princess of Cleves by Madame De Lafayette
The Professor by Charlotte Bronte (Published under the name of Currer Bell)
This first novel by Charlotte Bronte was submitted as a manuscript in 1847, the same year as her sister Emily's novel, "Wuthering Heights," but was not published until two years after her death in 1855. She was a pupil and teacher at Constantin Heger's girl school in Brussels and used her experiences there as the basis for this novel. She was devoted to Heger and fashioned her main character, William Crimsworth, after him. The story deals with the English Crimsworth coming to Brussels and becoming a teacher and eventually falling in love with another teacher.
The Pupil by Henry James
The Red Seal by Natalie Sumner Lincoln
The Reef by Edith Wharton
The Rescue by Joseph Conrad
Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
The brooding menace of Egdon Heath in Dorsetshire opens Hardy's novel of tragic passion. Eustacia Vye, willful and longing for the excitement of city life, awaits her lover on the forbidding moor. She married Clym Yeobright, newly returned from Paris, thinking he would take her there, but Clym is content as the country schoolmaster. With her dreams thwarted and confused circumstances that lead her to believe she has caused the death of Clym's mother, not even her affair with reckless Damon Wildeve can keep her from sinking into the despair that leads to her death by drowning. Once again Hardy creates a masterful net of destiny from which his tragic characters cannot escape.
Rise and Fall of Cesar Birotteau by Honore de Balzac
Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood (Pseudonym of Thomas Alexander Browne)
Rose O' the River by Kate Douglas Wiggin
The Round-up: A Romance of Arizona by John Murray and Mills Miller
Rowdy of the Cross L by B. M. Bower
The Ruling Passion by Henry Van Dyke
Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini
The Secret Places of the Heart by H. G. Wells
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
This novel is a precursor of her later and more successful novel, "Pride and Prejudice." Each explores a polarity of attitudes and temperaments as reflected in the titles and through the two main characters in each novel. In this novel the polarity is developed through two sisters, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood, reduced to impoverished circumstances by a callous step-brother upon their father's death. Elinor, practical and quietly well-mannered, uses sense in her approach to love with Edward Ferrars, who is equally attracted, but unavailable due to an unfortunate secret engagement from his youth and the disapproval of his wealthy mother and sister. Marianne has passionate, romantic sensibilities and boldly pursues her love for John Willoughby, a handsome, fun-loving gentleman, who proves to be a fortune hunter, thus abandoning her for richer pastures. Each sister is devastated by their thwarted romances, but handles it very differently in keeping with their contrasting temperaments. Marianne despairs and falls deathly ill, but recovers and makes a more sensible marriage to a Colonel Brandon. Elinor's love, like her pain, is discreet and constant and is rewarded as the obstacles are eventually removed and she is able to marry Edward.
Seventeen by Booth Tarkington
A Simple Soul by Gustave Flaubert
Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser
Published in 1912 after being suppressed for 12 years, this startlingly new type of American novel became a model for the school of realistic writers. His heroine is not a sterling character and goes unpunished for her moral transgressions. A small town girl, she drifts to the big city with unfocused ambitions about the stage. She learns how to use men, is used in return and achieves a certain success on Broadway. Her upward mobility is inversely mirrored by the decline and eventual suicide of a married man, George Hurstwood, who leaves his wife for her, which leads to his emotional disintegration.
Soldiers of Fortune by Richard Harding Davis
Something New by Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather
(1915 edition)
Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence
Lawrence's first mature novel published in 1913 centers on the love relationships of a blue-collar English family. Gertrude Morel's influence on her son, Paul, a sensitive artist, has far-reaching psychological impact. His romances with Miriam Lievers, a repressed, religious girl, and with Clara Dawes, a more mature, experienced married woman, are completely overshadowed by his love for his mother. To save his mother from the excruciating pain of a slow, cancerous death, Paul helps her to die with an overdose of morphine. Even after her death and his two failed romances, Paul sees hope in his future.
The Sorrows of Young Werther by J.W. Von Goethe
The Story of Waitstill Baxter by Kate Douglas Wiggin
The Strange Friend. by Bayard Taylor
Summer by Edith Wharton
Susan Lenox: Her Rise and Fall by David Graham Phillips
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
Tess of the d'UrbervillesA Pure Woman by Thomas Hardy
Considered to be Hardy's masterpiece, Tess is a heroine of tragic proportions. As the eldest, Tess Durbeyfield, is sent by her impoverished family to make an appeal to a noble family of distant lineage, the d'Urbervilles. Dutiful and innocent Tess makes the journey only to be taken advantage of by the callous Alec d'Urberville. In shame and secrecy she bears his child of sorrow, which, mercifully dies. Later, while working as a milkmaid, she meets and marries the idealistic Angel Clare. With loving relief she confesses her past after her husband makes a similar confession on their wedding night. But with rigid Victorian hypocrisy he leaves her that night to fend for herself. Bereft and driven to desperation she seeks aid from the detested Alec again. Destined for tragedy she murders him when Angel returns and is finally executed.
Theawakening by Kate Chopin
The Touchstone by Edith Wharton
The Trial Balance by Maximilian Foster
Twin-Love. by Bayard Taylor
Typee by Herman Melville
The Valley of the Moon by Jack London
The Village Watch-Tower by Kate Douglas Wiggin
The Vision Splendid by William MacLeod Raine
The Wheels of Chance; A Bicycling Idyll by H.G. Wells
The White Moll by Frank L. Packard
Within the Law by Marvin Dana (from the Play of Bayard Veiller)
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
A Woman of Thirty by Honore de Balzac
The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy
This Hardy novel focuses on the return of Grace Melbury to her native Dorset village from finishing school. She has been engaged to an apple grower named Giles Winterbourne, a man of simple honesty and understanding, but acquiesces to her father's wishes and instead marries a promising physician. Edred Fitzpiers is charming, but his morals are questionable and Grace soon turns to Giles for comfort. When her husband runs off with another woman, Grace seeks refuge in Giles' cottage and he moves into a rude hut despite a serious illness. His sacrifice and love lead to his death and though Grace mourns him, she finally returns to her husband.
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
This novel, surprising for its time (1847) both in structure and dramatic presentation, was published under the psuedonym, Ellis Bell. Created as a narrative (by Lockwood, a disinterested tenant) within a narrative (retrospectives by a longtime housekeeper, Ellen Dean), the drama polarizes around two households on the moors of Yorkshire. The lives of the Earnshaws and the Lintons are changed forever when Mr. Earnshaw brings home a young foundling named Heathcliff. Heathcliff and the daughter, Catherine, grow up together wild and reckless and their passionate natures find a love together which results in death and havoc for the two families. Heathcliff has no property and so Cathy cruelly marries Edgar Linton thinking she can help her true love, but instead, drives him away. Heathcliff plans a revenge which spans two generations and doesn't end even with Cathy's death in childbirth. He is obsessed by Cathy until his death, when the surviving heirs of the misalliances finally find peace and reconciliation.
The Yates Pride by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare by E. Nesbit
A delightful retelling of Shakespeare's stories, primarily for the younger set. Also makes a good introduction to the various plays.
Comedies by William Shakespeare
Glossary of Shakespeare's Writings by William Shakespeare
Histories by William Shakespeare
The Poems by William Shakespeare
Tales of Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb
The stories of Shakespeare for younger readers. A good overview for older readers.
Tragedies by William Shakespeare
Literature-Short Stories
Adventures among Books by Andrew Lang
The Amateur by Richard Harding Davis
Angling Sketches by Andrew Lang
The Battle of the Books and Other Short Pieces by Jonathan Swift
The Brick Moon by Edward Everett Hale
Condensed Novels by Bret Harte
The Conspirators by John Philip Sousa
The Copy-Cat & Other Stories by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
The Dynamiter by Robert Louis & Fanny Vdg Stevenson
The sequel to the "NEW ARABIAN NIGHTS".
Fables by Robert Louis Stevenson
Fisherman's Luck by Henry van Dyke
Frivolous Cupid by Anthony Hope
The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield
The Gathering of Brother Hilarius by Michael Fairless
The Gentle Grafter by O. Henry
The Gray Brethren by Michael Fairless
Hell Fer Sartain & Other Stories by John , Fox Jr.
James Pethel by Max Beerbohm
The Jimmyjohn Boss and Other Stories by Owen Wister
John Ingerfield and Other Stories by Jerome K. Jerome
Lizzie Leigh by Elizabeth Gaskell
Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories by Oscar Wilde
The Love Affairs of a Bibliomaniac by Eugene Field
Love of Life and other stories by Jack London
Maggie: A Girl of the Streets by Stephen Crane
Malvina of Brittany by Jerome K. Jerome
The Merry Men by Robert Louis Stevenson
Miscellany of Men by G. K. Chesterton
Moon-Face and Other Stories by Jack London
Mosses From An Old Manse by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Most Interesting Stories of All Nations by Julian Hawthorne (editor)
My Aunt Margaret's Mirror by Walter Scott
The Nature Faker by Richard Harding Davis
New Arabian Nights by Robert Louis Stevenson
See also the sequel, "THE DYNAMITER".
No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins
Old Friends by Andrew Lang
On the Track by Henry Lawson
One Basket by Edna Ferber
Options by O. Henry
Orpheus in Mayfair and Other Stories and Sketches by Maurice Baring
Over the Sliprails by Henry Lawson
Painted Windows by Elia W. Peattie
Peach Blossom Shangri-la (Tao Hua Yuan Ji) by Tao YuanMing
Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling
The Redheaded Outfield and other Stories by Zane Grey
Reginald in Russia and Other Sketches by Saki (H.H. Munro)
Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling
The Roadmender by Michael Fairless (Margaret Fairless Barber)
The Romany Rye by George Borrow
Round the Red Lamp by Arthur Conan Doyle
Being Facts and Fancies of Medical Life
The Second Thoughts of an Idle Fellow by Jerome K. Jerome
Shorter Prose Pieces by Oscar Wilde
Some Short Stories by Henry James
St Ives by Robert Louis Stevenson
Stories by English Authors - Orient by Various Authors
Stories by English Authors in Italy by Edited by Scribners
Stories by English Authors in London by Scribners
Stories By English Authors: Germany by Various Authors Selected by Scribners
Stories by Modern American Authors by Various
Stories of Modern French Novels by Various Authors
Tales and Fantasies by Robert Louis Stevenson
Tales From Two Hemispheres by Hjalmar Hjorth Boysen
Taras Bulba and Other Tales by Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Thais by Anatole France
Thankful Blossom by Bret Harte
Three Elephant Power and Other Stories by Andrew Barton Paterson (Banjo)
Through Russia by Maxim Gorky Translated by CJ Hogarth
Told After Supper by Jerome K. Jerome
Trent's Trust and Other Stories by Bret Harte
The Troll Garden and Selected Stories by Willa Cather
Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells
Twixt Land & Sea Tales by Joseph Conrad
The Unparalleled Invasion by Jack London
The Valet's Tragedy and Other Stories by Andrew Lang
The Water Goats by Ellis Parker Butler
The Ways of Men by Eliot Gregory
White Lies by Charles Reade
The Wife and Other Stories (Vol. 5) by Anton Tchekhov
The Witch, et. al. by Anton Chekhov
Yet Again by Max Beerbohm
50 Bab Ballads by William. S. Gilbert
The Aeneid by Virgil
This classic epic poem, translated from Latin, written around 29-19BC, contains twelve books exploring the legends surrounding Aeneas and the founding of Rome. The first six books follow Aeneas' journeys and are modeled after Homer's "Odyssey." The last six patterned after the "Iliad" deal with the Trojan war where Aeneas is told, as he leaves the burning ruins, that he will found a glorious city of destiny in the West.
Amours de Voyage by Arthur Clough
Ancient Poems, Ballads and Songs of England by Robert Bell (editor)
Taken down from oral recitation and transcribed from private manuscripts, rare broadsides and scarce publications.
An Anthology of Australian Verse by Bertram Stevens
Ballad of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde
This long ballad poem published in 1898 was Wilde's last artistic effort. The poem is a social commentary against the deplorable and inhuman conditions existing in Reading jail. His poignant plea for prison reform was written while he served a two-year term there.
The Ballad of the White Horse by G. K. Chesterton
Ballads by Robert Louis Stevenson
Ballads Lyrics and Poems of Old France by Andrew Lang
Ballads of a Bohemian by Robert W. Service
Ballads of a Cheechako by Robert W. Service
British-born Canadian Poet -- 1874-1958.
Ballads, by Horatio Alger, Jr. by Horatio Alger, Jr.
Ballads, by Robert Louis Stevenson by Robert Louis Stevenson
Ban and Arriere Ban by Andrew Lang
Book of Thel by William Blake
The Breitmann Ballads by Charles G. Leland
Cavalier Songs & Ballads of England by Charles Mackay/ Editor
Charmides and Other Poems by Oscar Wilde
Children of the Night by Edwin Arlington Robinson
Chinese Nightingale, et al by Vachel Lindsay
Harriet Monroe awarded the Levinson Prize to "The Chinese Nightingale", as the best contribution to "Poetry: A Magazine of Verse", for the year 1915.
The City of Dreadful Night by James Thomson
A Collection of Ballads by Various Authors
Complete Poetical Works by Bret Harte
The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Complete Works, Vol I by James Whitcomb Riley
Complete Works, Vol X by James Whitcomb Riley
The Congo and Other Poems by Vachel Lindsay
Country Sentiment by Robert Graves
Culprit Fay and Other Poems by Joseph Rodman Drake
A Defence of Poesie and Poems by Philil Sidney
The Dhammapada by Translated by F. Max Muller
The Divine Comedy: Inferno by Dante Alighieri (Tr. H.W. Longfellow)
The Divine Comedy: Paradise by Dante Alighieri (Tr. H.W. Longfellow)
The Divine Comedy: Purgatory by Dante Alighieri (Tr. H.W. Longfellow)
Dome of Many-Coloured Glass by Amy Lowell
"These poems arouse interest, and justify it by the result. Miss Lowell is the sister of President Lowell of Harvard. Her art, however, needs no reflection from such distinguished influence to make apparent its distinction. Such verse as this is delightful, has a sort of personal flavour, a loyalty to the fundamentals of life and nationality. . . . The child poems are particularly graceful."
Dreams & Dust by Don Marquis
Enoch Arden by Alfred Tennyson
Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Fall of Troy by Quintus Smyrnaeus (Translation by A.S. Way)
Flame and Shadow by Sara Teasdale
Flower of the Mind, and Later Poems by Alice Meynell
Four Poems by John Milton
L'Allegro, Il Penseroso, Comus, and Lycidas
General William Booth Enters into Heaven and Other Poems by Vachel Lindsay
The Georgics [English] by Virgil
The Golden Threshold by Sarojini Naidu
Grass of Parnassus by Andrew Lang
Helen of Troy And Other Poems by Sara Teasdale
Hermione's Little Group of Serious Thinkers by Don Marquis
The House of Dust by Conrad Aiken
The Hunting of the Snark by Lewis Carroll
Relying on the reader's imagination as to exactly what a Snark is, this lively nonsense poem was written in eight cantos. A sea voyage search for the elusive Snark is embarked upon by a baker, a banker, a barrister, a beaver, a bellman, a billiards maker, a bonnet maker, a bootblack, a broker and a butcher. Much hidden meaning has been ascribed to this poem, but it nevertheless remains nonsensical fun.
Idylls of the King by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
This version of the Arthurian legend takes the form of twelve poems published in various combinations over a 46-year period ending in 1888. Following the basic history set forth by Thomas Malory's "Le Morte Darthur," Tennyson presents a picture of King Arthur from his initial meeting with his future queen, Guinevere, to the last battle with his son, Modred. A somber view of Camelot emerges as we watch the decline of the idealistic round table and its vision of chivalry. The decay is partly attributed to Guinevere's love relationship with Sir Lancelot. This detailed work also looks at a number of key figures and the mystical quest for the Holy Grail.
I'll Never Go Home Again by Arthur Stringer
In A Far Township by Sarah N. Cleghorn
In A Mission Garden by Clarence Urmy
In Flanders Fields by John McCrae
In the Days When the World Was Wide by Henry Lawson
Jerusalem Delivered by Torquato Tasso
Just Folks by Edgar A. Guest
Lays of Ancient Rome by Thomas Babbington Macaulay
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
The Little Book of Modern Verse by Jessie B. Rittenhouse
Love or Fame; and other Poems by Fannie Isabelle Sherrick
Love Songs by Sara Teasdale
The Lucasta Poems by Richard Lovelace
Lucile by Owen Meredith
A Lute of Jade by L. Cranmer-Byng
Lyrical Poems of Robert Herrick by Robert Herrick
Main Street, Other Poems by Joyce Kilmer
The Man against the Sky by Edwin A. Robinson
The Man From Snowy River by Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson
Many Voices by E. Nesbit
Men, Women and Ghosts by Amy Lowell
Moral Emblems by Robert Louis Stevenson
More Bab Ballads by W. S. Gilbert
Nature of Things by Titus Lucretius Carus (Translated by William Ellery Leonard)
New Collected Rhymes by Andrew Lang
New Poems by Francis Thompson
New Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson
Paradise Lost by John Milton
Epic poem written with superb rhythm in blank verse in 1667. Milton's subject is the creation of man and his subsequent fall from grace. The protagonists are God, Lucifer, Adam and Eve. Much controversy was stirred up by a seemingly sympathetic treatment of Satan in his rebellion against heaven.
Paradise Regained by John Milton
Phantasmagoria and Other Poems by Lewis Carroll
Pharsalia [Civil War] by Marcus Annaeus Lucanus
Poems by Oscar Wilde
Poems by Alice Meynell
Poems by Frances E. W. Harper
from: The Black Heritage Library Collection
Poems by Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte [as Bell Brothers]
Poems by William Ernest Henley
Poems by T.S. Eliot
Certain of these poems first appeared in Poetry, Blast, Others, The Little Review, and Art and Letters.
Poems by Wilfred Owen
Poems by Francis Thompson
Poems - Seeger by Alan Seeger
Poems and Songs of Robert Burns by Robert Burns
Poems By a Little Girl by Hilda Conkling
The Poems of A.L. [Adam Lindsay] Gordon by A.L. [Adam Lindsay] Gordon
The Poems of Goethe by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (trans. Bowring)
The Poems of Henry Kendall by Alexander Sutherland
The Poems of Henry Timrod by Henry Timrod
Poems of Rupert Brooke by Rupert Brooke
Poems of Sidney Lanier by Sidney Lanier
Poems, Volume I by George Meredith
Poems, Volume II by George Meredith
Poems, Volume III by George Meredith
Poems: Patriotic, Religious, etc. by Father Ryan
The Princess by Alfred Lord Tennyson
The unusual structure of this long poem published in 1847 anticipates twentieth-century poetry. This strange fantasy is told through a fragmented narrative which rotates between seven young men and women gathered on a summer's evening. They tell of a princess who abandons the world of men and forms a college for women. A persistent suitor attacks the college and she must do battle with him. Each narrator embellishes the story and adds to the characterization.
Prufrock and Other Observations by T. S. Eliot
R. F. Murray: His Poems by R. F. Murray (ed. A. Lang)
with a Memoir by Andrew Lang
The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe
A Reading of Life, Other Poems by George Meredith
Religious and Moral Poems by Phillis Wheatley
Renascence and Other Poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Rhymes a la Mode by Andrew Lang
Rhymes of a Red Cross Man by Robert W. Service
Rhymes of a Rolling Stone by Robert W. Service
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
One of the most famous narrative ballads of nineteenth-century literature. This poem is an account by a sailor of the tragic circumstances that unfold from his thoughtless act of violence: the killing of an albatross, a beautiful and symbolic sea bird. The magnificence of the language and its message culminates with a simple thought: "He prayeth best, who loveth best/ All things great and small."
Rio Grande's Last Race and Other Verses by Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson
Rivers to the Sea by Sara Teasdale
The Rubaiyat by Omar Khayam (Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald)
Saltbush Bill, J.P., and Other Verses by A. B. Paterson
Second April by Edna St. Vincent Millay
The Second Book of Modern Verse by (editor) Jessie B. Rittenhouse
Select Poems of Sidney Lanier by Morgan Callaway
Selected Poems of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde
A Selection From The Lyrical Poems Of Robert Herrick by Francis Turner Palgrave
Sister Songs by Francis Thompson
The Song of Hiawatha by Henry W. Longfellow
Songs for Parents by John Farrar
Songs of a Savoyard by W. S. Gilbert
Songs Of Experience by William Blake
Songs Of Innocence by William Blake
Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience by William Blake
Songs of Travel and Other Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson
Sonnets from the Portugese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The Spell of the Yukon by Robert W. Service
Spirits in Bondage by C. S. Lewis
Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters
Sword Blades and Poppy Seed by Amy Lowell
The Tale of Balen by Algernon Charles Swinburne
TheBabBallads by W.S. Gilbert
The Three Taverns by Edwin Arlington Robinson
Trees and Other Poems by Joyce Kilmer
"Mine is no horse with wings, to gain
The region of the Spheral chime;
He does but drag a rumbling wain,
Cheered by the coupled bells of rhyme."
Coventry Patmore
Troilus and Criseyde by Geoffrey Chaucer
This long poem of tragic love and moral perspective was written by Chaucer in the 1380's and considered to be his finest. During the Trojan War King Priam's son, Troilus, falls in love with Criseyde, the daughter of Calchas, a priest who deserts to the Greeks. They are aided by Criseyde's uncle, Pandarus, but to no avail because she is sent out of the city to join her father in the Greek camp. She promises to return, but in time is loved and comes to love a Greek warrior, Diomedes, leaving Troilus to despair and die in the war. Chaucer speaks directly of determinism and the waste of sexual obsession as compared to the everlasting love of the Divine.
Underwoods by Robert Louis Stevenson
Verses 1889-1896 by Rudyard Kipling
The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot
The Watchman by L.M. Montgomery
Who Would Be a Young Lady? by Sarah N. Cleghorn
Wyndham Towers by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
Young Adventure by Stephen Vincent Benet


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