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Wives and Daughters

by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

Wives and Daughters is a novel by Elizabeth Gaskell, first published in the Cornhill Magazine as a serial from August 1864 to January 1866. When Mrs Gaskell died suddenly in 1865, it was not quite complete,...

The Lady in the Looking-Glass

The Woodlanders

by Thomas Hardy

The story takes place in a small woodland village called Little Hintock, and concerns the efforts of an honest woodsman, Giles Winterborne, to marry his childhood sweetheart, Grace Melbury. Although they have...

The Purple Pileus

The Circular Staircase

by Mary Roberts Rinehart

The summer occupants of "Sunnyside" find the dead body of Arnold Armstrong, the son of the owner, on the circular staircase. Following the murder a bank failure is announced. Around these two events is woven...

Nobody's Story

O Pioneers!

by Willa Cather

The first of her renowned prairie novels--a story that expresses Cather's conviction that "the history of every country begins in the heart of a man or a woman." When Alexandra Bergson takes over the family...

The Great Impersonation

by Edward Phillips Oppenheim

Excerpt: The trouble from which great events were to come began when Everard Dominey, who had been fighting his way through the scrub for the last three quarters of an hour towards those thin, spiral wisps of...


Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard

by Joseph Conrad

Set in the imaginary South American republic of Costaguana, this work is an illustration of the impact of foreign exploitation on a developing nation. As Sulaco, site of an English/American controlled silver...


The Hand of Fu-Manchu

Fu Manchu #1683

by Sax Rohmer

Third book in the Fu Manchu series: a collection of short stories about the adventures of Commissioner Sir Denis Nayland Smith and Dr. Petrie in stopping Dr. Fu Manchu from becoming the ruler of the civilized...

La Constantin

The Marquise de Ganges


Tarzan the Magnificent

A Dream of John Ball

by William Morris

A Dream of John Ball (1888) is a novel by English author William Morris about the English peasants' revolt of 1381 and the rebel John Ball. Like the novels close contemporary - A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's...

Green Tea

R. Holmes & Co.

by John Kendrick Bangs

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

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!