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Spell of Intrigue

The Dance of Gods #2

by Mayer Alan Brenner

Any interesting scheme will have more than a single motivation. Were they pawns in the power games of gods or players in a no-spells-barred contest between mortals and masters?

Of Human Bondage

by W. Somerset Maugham

From an orphan with a clubfoot, Philip Carey grows into an impressionable young man with a voracious appetite for adventure and knowledge. Then he falls obsessively in love, embarking on a disastrous relationship...

Fathers and Sons

by Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev

When a young graduate returns home he is accompanied, much to his father and uncle's discomfort, by a strange friend "who doesn't acknowledge any authorities, who doesn't accept a single principle on faith."...

Flush: A Biography

by Virginia Woolf

Flush: A Biography, an imaginative biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's cocker spaniel, is a cross-genre blend of fiction and nonfiction. Commonly read as a modernist consideration of city life seen through...

The Dualitists

by Bram Stoker

Twins and their strange taste for destruction.

A Descent into the Maelström

by Edgar Allan Poe

Inspired by the Moskstraumen, it is couched as a story within a story, a tale told at the summit of a mountain climb. The story is told by an old man who reveals that he only appears old - "You suppose me a...

The Cricket on the Hearth

by Charles Dickens

The Cricket on the Hearth is a novella by Charles Dickens, written in 1845. It is the third of Dickens' five Christmas books, the others being A Christmas Carol (1843), The Chimes (1844), The Battle of Life...

Desperate Remedies

by Thomas Hardy

Described by Hardy as a tale of "mystery, entanglement, surprise and moral obliquity", his first published novel violated the literary decorum of its day with blackmail, murder, and romance. It relates the story...

Salomy Jane

by Bret Harte

When beautiful Salomy Jane resists the romantic advances of a young ruffian, she is rescued by Jack Dart, who has his own additional reasons for tangling with the man.

When God Laughs & Other Stories

by Jack London

This outstanding collection includes "The Apostate," "Just Meat," "A Piece of Steak," and "Chinago."

Michael Strogoff, or The Courier of the Czar

Daisy Miller

Odes and Sonnets

by Clark Ashton Smith

Short book of Clark Ashton Smith's early poetry.

All Things Are Lights

by Robert Joseph Shea

A story that entwines the fate of Cathars of southern France with the occult traditions of Courtly Love and the troubadours.

A Voice in the Wilderness

by Grace Livingston Hill

Margaret Earle, an Eastern girl, thinking she has reached her destination in Arizona, where she is going to teach school, steps off the train at a lonely, desert water tank, and the train moves on, leaving her...

Silas Marner

by George Eliot

Wrongly accused of theft and exiled by community of Lantern Yard, Silas Marner settles in the village of Raveloe, living as a recluse and caring only for work and money. Bitter and unhappy, Silas' circumstances...

Think Yourself to Death

by Stephen Marlowe

If you've never read a Johnny Mayhem story before, you are in for a treat. Johnny, who wears different bodies the way ordinary people wear clothes, is one of the most fascinating series characters in science...

The Red and the Black

by Stendhal

The Red and the Black, Stendhal’s masterpiece, is the story of Julien Sorel, a young dreamer from the provinces, fueled by Napoleonic ideals, whose desire to make his fortune sets in motion events both mesmerizing...

The Invisible Giant

The Description of Wales

by Giraldus Cambrensis

Williams' classic edition of Hoare's classic translation is here augmented with almost 200 new annotations concerning quotations, language, geography, history, and customs alluded to in the text.