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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...

The Four Million

by O. Henry

Written in 1906 when roughly four million people lived in New York City, it opens with a reference to Ward McAllister's "assertion that there were only "400" people in New York City who were really worth noticing....

The Triumphs of Eugène Valmont

by Robert Barr

The Triumphs of Eugene Valmont (1906) brings together tales of the multifarious exploits of Robert Barr's elegant and cunning sleuth, Valmont, a brilliantly ironic parody of Sherlock Holmes. Exhibiting the crucial...

Armadale

by Wilkie Collins

Armadale (1866) by Wilkie Collins is a 19th-century semi-epistolary novel. Some chapters consist of letters between the various characters, while other chapters record the events as the characters perceive them....

Tales of Three Hemispheres

by Lord Dunsany

Tales of Three Hemispheres is a collection of fantasy short stories by Lord Dunsany. The first edition was published in Boston by John W. Luce & Co. in November, 1919; the first British edition was published...

The Great Stone of Sardis

by Frank R. Stockton

A double adventure written at the end of the 19th century, somewhat in the theme of Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Journey to the Center of the Earth, telling of a submarine trip in...

When God Laughs & Other Stories

by Jack London

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

Hellhound of the Cosmos

by Clifford Donald Simak

Dimensional degeneration.

Burning Daylight

by Jack London

A tale of the Klondike Goldrush and the corrupting influence of high stakes capitalism.

The Man who bought London

Neptune Crossing

by Jeffrey A. Carver

Falling into a cavern on the planet Triton, survey pilot John Bandicut disrupts a strange disembodied alien known as a quarx, which predicts a comet collision that will threaten all human life, unless Bandicut...

The Long Shadow

by B.M. Bower

A vigorous Western story, sparkling with the free, outdoor, life of a mountain ranch. Its scenes shift rapidly and its actors play the game of life fearlessly and like men. It is a fine love story from start...

A Strange Disappearance

by Anna Katharine Green

A housekeeper reports the disappearance of a sewing-maid from a wealthy household. She insists that the girl has been abducted. Mr Gryce and a young detective investigate. The missing young woman has a secret....

The Big Time

Hugo Award for Best Novel 1958

by Fritz Reuter Leiber Jr.

You can't know there's a war on—for the Snakes coil and Spiders weave to keep you from knowing it's being fought over your live and dead body!

Green Tea

The Riddle of the Night

by Thomas W. Hanshew

A man mysteriously murdered at night, the figures 2x4 x 1x2 scrawled on his shirt front, a broken shoe-polish label beside him. Cleek solved it. Can you?

The Bat

by Mary Roberts Rinehart

Man, beast or devil? What was this flying shadow that terrorized a whole community and left a trail of crime and death?

A Royal Prisoner

by Marcel Allain & Pierre Souvestre

The daring exploits of Fantômas in his attempts to get possession of the King of Hesse-Weimar's famous diamond.

A Woman's College from the Outside

The Diary Of A Superfluous Man and Other Stories

by Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev

Includes: The Diary of a Superfluous Man, A Tour in the Forest, Yakov Pasinkov, Andrei Kolosov, and A Correspendence. The Diary of a Superfluous Man is an 1850 novella by Russian author Ivan Turgenev. It is...