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A Hundred Years Hence : The Expectations Of An Optimist

by T. Baron Russell

In this serious attempt to forecast the changes ahead in the 20th century from the year 1906, the author deals with the accelerating rate of scientific progress, housing, travel, population, business, pleasure,...

The Mark on the Wall

The Strange Adventures of Mr. Middleton

by Wardon Allan Curtis

A collection of 15 fantasy short stories, similar to the "Arabian Nights", set in Chicago.

The Gold-Bug

by Edgar Allan Poe

Set on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, the plot follows William Legrand, who was recently bitten by a gold-colored bug. His servant Jupiter fears Legrand is going insane and goes to Legrand's friend, an unnamed...

Sister Carrie

by Theodore Dreiser

Sister Carrie (1900) is a novel by Theodore Dreiser about a young country girl who moves to the big city where she starts realizing her own American Dream by first becoming a mistress to men that she perceives...

Poor Folk

by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky

Written in the form of letters, it recounts a blossoming romance amid St. Petersburg's slums between a middle-aged writer and a much younger seamstress.

The Cossacks

by Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy

Olenin was a youth who had never completed his university course, never served anywhere (having only a nominal post in some government office or other), who had squandered half his fortune and had reached the...

Worms Of the Earth

by Robert Ervin Howard

Bran Mak Morn, King of the Picts, vows revenge on the Roman governor Titus Sulla after witnessing the crucifixion of a fellow Pict. He seeks forbidden aid from the Worms of the Earth, a race of creatures who...

The Lesson of the Master

The Repairman

by Harry Harrison

Being an interstellar trouble shooter wouldn’t be so bad … if I could shoot the trouble!

Thérèse Raquin

by Emile Zola

Thérèse Raquin is a novel by Émile Zola, first published in 1867. It was originally published in serial format in the journal L'Artiste. It was published in book format in December of the same year. In 1873,...

Tarzan and the Golden Lion

The Ghost Pirates

Tarzan and the Castaways

That Girl Montana

by Marah Ellis Ryan

The author takes her characters to the wilds of Idaho, in the land of the Kootenais, where the reader is made acquainted with people who win admiration for their honest, sincerity, and the whole-souled generosity...

Hearts of Three

by Jack London

Originally intended as a film scenario, this plot is an improbably adventure story that can't help but bring to mind the "Lost Ark" films of decades later!

The Duel

The Mirror of Kong Ho

by Ernest Bramah Smith

A lively and amusing collection of letters on western living written by Kong Ho, a Chinese gentleman. These addressed to his homeland, refer to the Westerners in London as barbarians and many of the aids to...

The Mystery of 31 New Inn

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.