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What Diantha Did

by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

First published serially in Gilman's magazine the Forerunner in 1909-10, the novel tells the story of Diantha Bell, a young woman who leaves her home and her fiancé to start a housecleaning business. A resourceful...

Anno Domini 2071

by Pieter Harting

A speculative novelette predicting some changes in the world 200 years into the future from the year 1871, written by a noted Dutch scientist, originally published in the Dutch language, the author hiding himself...

The Demon Spell

R. Holmes & Co.

by John Kendrick Bangs

A collection of 10 short stories about the son of Sherlock Holmes and grandson of Raffles.

Murder in the Gunroom

by Henry Beam Piper

The Lane Fleming collection of early pistols and revolvers was one of the best in the country. When Fleming was found dead on the floor of his locked gunroom, a Confederate-made Colt-type percussion .36 revolver...

Ligeia

The Mutiny of the Elsinore

by Jack London

Written during a time of tragedy, this novel of sea life fails in either its story or doctrinaire intentions.

At the Earth's Core

'Tickets, Please!'

The History of Mr Polly

by H. G. Wells

Mr Polly is an ordinary middle-aged man who is tired of his wife’s nagging and his dreary job as the owner of a regional gentleman’s outfitters. Faced with the threat of bankruptcy, he concludes that the...

The Plumed Serpent

The Double Traitor

by Edward Phillips Oppenheim

A story of the diplomatic events leading up to the European War.

The Water-Babies

by Charles Kingsley

The Water-Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby is a children's novel by the Reverend Charles Kingsley. Written in 1862-1863 as a serial for Macmillan's Magazine, it was first published in its entirety in 1863....

Tom Swift in the Land of Wonders

Tom Swift #209

by Victor Appleton

Tom has had enough of adventure and swears he is going to stay home and live the life of a sedate scientist, working on his many patent applications. He spots a magazine article written by Professor Bumper describing...

Odour of Chrysanthemums

Omnilingual

by Henry Beam Piper

To translate writings, you need a key to the code--and if the last writer of Martian died forty thousand years before the first writer of Earth was born ... how could the Martian be translated...?

The Red Hawk

Rebel Spurs

The D'Arblay Mystery

by R. Austin Freeman

When a man is found floating beneath the skin of a green-skimmed pond one morning, Dr Thorndyke becomes embroiled in an astonishing case. This wickedly entertaining detective fiction reveals that the victim...

Black Colossus