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Dutch Courage and Other Stories

by Jack London

A collection of very early stories published posthumously, with a preface by his wife Charmian.

Burning Daylight

by Jack London

A tale of the Klondike Goldrush and the corrupting influence of high stakes capitalism.

The Honor of the Name

by Émile Gaboriau

Fifth book in the "Monsieur Lecoq" series and the sequel to "Monsieur Lecoq".

Casanova's Alibi

by Rafael Sabatini

Short story originally published as "The Alibi"

The Puppet Crown

Among Malay Pirates : a Tale of Adventure and Peril

by G. A. Henty

In this collection of shorter stories we visit Malay pirates, have a couple of tales of India, a shipwreck off the Channel Islands and a bursting dam in California, and finish off escaping from captivity in...

The World with a Thousand Moons

by Edmond Moore Hamilton

Grim death was the only romance to be found on this world that boasted a thousand moons.

On the Makaloa Mat

by Jack London

The best Hawaii stories, and among London's best stories overall, including "Shin Bones" and "The Water Baby."

The Abysmal Brute

by Jack London

A prize fighter faces the corruption of civilization and finds redemption in the wilds of California.

The Flaming Forest

Arms and the Woman

by Harold MacGrath

The story is a blending of the romance and adventure of the middle ages with nineteenth century men and women; and they are creations of flesh and blood, and not mere pictures of past centuries. The story is...

The Danger Trail

by James Oliver Curwood

A tale of love, Indian vengeance, and a mystery of the North. The danger trail is over the snow-smothered North. A young Chicago engineer, who is building a road through the Hudson Bay region, is involved in...

Ragged Dick; or, Street Life in New York with the Boot Blacks

by Horatio Alger, Jr.

Ragged Dick; or, Street Life in New York with the Boot Blacks is a Bildungsroman by Horatio Alger, Jr. serialized in Student and Schoolmate in 1867, and released as a full length novel in May 1868 by A. K. Loring....

Michael, Brother of Jerry

by Jack London

This story of brutality toward animals inspired a movement known as the Jack London Clubs, which were devoted to the cause of animal welfare and humane treatment.

The God of his Fathers & Other Stories

The Coral Island

by Robert Michael Ballantyne

Three boys, fifteen-year-old Ralph Rover (the narrator), eighteen-year-old Jack Martin and fourteen-year-old Peterkin Gay, are the sole survivors of a shipwreck on the coral reef of a large but uninhabited Polynesian...

The Turtles of Tasman

by Jack London

A minor collection that includes the amazing "Told in the Drooling Ward."

Blacksheep! Blacksheep!

by Meredith Nicholson

The story of a gentleman who becomes a criminal against his will and takes to the open road to escape from the results of his crime.

The Missourian

by Eugene Percy Lyle

The Missourian, a hero half-splendid and half-grotesque, is one of that band of Confederate who, under Joe Shelby, refused even at the eleventh hour to surrender to the Federal forces and conceived the idea...

Jerry of the Islands

by Jack London

Jerry is a dog whose experiences reflect the cruelty and racism of colonial Melanesia.