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The Valley of Fear

Sherlock Holmes #4

by Arthur Conan Doyle

The plot of the novel is based very loosely on the real-life activities of the Molly Maguires and, particularly, of Pinkerton agent James McParland.The novel is divided into two parts: in the first, Holmes investigates...

The Star Rover

by Jack London

The great transmigration novel inspired by the experiences of an ex-prisoner's acount of coping with "the Jacket," a form of torture at San Quentin. London was a lifelong supporter of humane prison practices.

Rose O'Paradise

by Grace Miller White

Thomas Singleton broke down when his wife died giving birth to their daughter. He eventually recovered, but his half-brother Morse kept him locked up at the asylum. After seventeen years, Singleton escapes and...

The Voice in the Fog

by Harold MacGrath

A London fog, solid, substantial, yellow as an old dog's tooth or a jaundiced eye. You could not look through it, nor yet gaze up and down it, nor over it; and you only thought you saw it. The eye became impotent,...

The Extra Day

England, My England

The Sign of Silence

The Rainbow

by David Herbert Lawrence

The Rainbow is a 1915 novel by British author D. H. Lawrence. It follows three generations of the Brangwen family, particularly focusing on the sexual dynamics of, and relations between, the characters. Lawrence's...

Salute to Adventurers

by John Buchan

A novel of action and excitement set in 17th century Virginia -- a challenging, untamed land.

The Thirty-Nine Steps

Richard Hannay #1

by John Buchan

Hanney, an expatriated Scot, returns from a long stay in South Africa to his flat in London. One night he is buttonholed by an American who appears to know of an anarchist plot to destabilise Europe, and claims...

The Strange Case of Mortimer Fenley

by Louis Tracy

When John Trenholme, artist, accepted a welcome commission from a magazine editor to journey down to a certain old Hertfordshire village and make a series of sketches of its imperiled beauties, he looked forward...

The Man who bought London

Ruth Fielding on Cliff Island

by Alice B. Emerson

Ruth's classmate Jerry is hurt in a train wreck and goes to convalesce at the Red Mill. While tended to by Aunt Alvirah and Ruth, Jerry reveals how his uncle was cheated of his land on Cliff Island after losing...

Ruth Fielding and the Gypsies

by Alice B. Emerson

An automobile trip, kidnapper Gypsies, a stolen necklace, and a reward -- and Ruth must find a way to escape her pinch-penny Uncle.

Tom Swift and His Aerial Warship

The Flying U's Last Stand

by B.M. Bower

When a young lady tries to enlist Andy Green's aid to lure settlers to Montana he isn't interested, until he learns the land was part of the Flying U. Andy and his pards get themselves "fired" but the ranch...

Afloat On The Flood

by Lawrence J. Leslie

Excerpt:"What's the latest weather report down at the post office, Max?""More rain coming, they say, and everybody is as gloomy as a funeral.""My stars! the poor old town of Carson is getting a heavy dose this...

Practical Mysticism

by Evelyn Underhill

In this short work (subtitled "A Little Book For Normal People") Evelyn Underhill, one of the 20th Century's leading scholars of Christian Mysticism, seeks "to put the view of the universe and man's place in...

Jean of the Lazy A

Emma McChesney and Company

by Edna Ferber

Edna Ferber, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Show Boat and Giant, achieved her first great success with a series of stories she published in American Magazine between 1911 and 1913. The stories feature Emma...