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Fire-Tongue

by Sax Rohmer

An impossible murder, an occult detective tale, and a tale within a tale -- with a solution suggested by Harry Houdini.

Essays (First Series)

by Ralph Waldo Emerson

A collections of essays: History, Self-reliance, Compensation, Spiritual laws, Love, Friendship, Prudence, Heroism, The over-soul, Circles, Intellect & Art.

Among the Meadow People

by Clara Dillingham Pierson

MANY of these stories of field life were written for the little ones of my kindergarten, and they gave so much pleasure, and aroused such a new interest in "the meadow people," that it has seemed wise to collect...

At the Time Appointed

by Anna Maynard Barbour

The fortunes of a young mining engineer who through an accident loses his memory and identity. In his new character and under his new name, the hero lives a new life of struggle and adventure. The volume will...

The Man of the Forest

by Zane Grey

Accidentally overhearing a plot to kidnap the niece of a prominent rancher as she arrives from the East, Milt Dale springs into action. He comes out of his splendid isolation to protect Helen and her kid sister,...

Eight Cousins

by Louisa May Alcott

Life with seven boy cousins isn't quite what Rose expected. Left an orphan after her father's death, Rose Campbell is sent to live at the "Aunt Hill" with her six aunts and seven rowdy boy cousins. For someone...

The Vanished Messenger

by Edward Phillips Oppenheim

Excerpt: There were very few people upon Platform Number Twenty-one of Liverpool Street Station at a quarter to nine on the evening of April 2—possibly because the platform in question is one of the most remote...

Tom Swift in the Land of Wonders

Tom Swift #209

by Victor Appleton

Tom has had enough of adventure and swears he is going to stay home and live the life of a sedate scientist, working on his many patent applications. He spots a magazine article written by Professor Bumper describing...

The Gods of Pegana

by Lord Dunsany

The book is a series of short stories linked by Dunsany's invented pantheon of deities who dwell in Pegāna. It was followed by a further collection Time and the Gods and by some stories in The Sword of Welleran...

Nobody's Story

Don Rodriguez: Chronicles of Shadow Valley

by Lord Dunsany

A coming of age story set in the mythical "golden age" of Spain. The titular character is excluded from the inheritance of the family castle on the grounds that given his expertise with sword and mandolin he...

The Mutineer: A Romance of Pitcairn Island

by Louis Becke

The Mutineer: A Romance of Pitcairn Island by Louis Becke and Walter Jeffery: The tale of the mutiny of His Majesty's armed ship Bounty, which led to the founding of the Pitcairn community, is well known. All...

Jurgen: A Comedy of Justice

by James Branch Cabell

Jurgen, A Comedy of Justice is a 1919 fantasy book by James Branch Cabell - the eighth among some fifty-two books written by this author - which gained fame (or notoriety, in the view of some) shortly after...

The Good Soldier

by Ford Madox Ford

A chronicle of the tragedies in the lives of two seemingly ''perfect couples'' whose lives are far from perfect, this novel was loosely based on two real-life incidents of adultery and on Ford's own messy personal...

The Trampling of the Lilies

Fifty Years Hence, or What May Be in 1943

by Robert Grimshaw

"Fifty Years Hence" is a quasi-fictional work by Robert Grimshaw, a professional engineer, with the intent of making a serious prediction of America's technological future, using engineering knowledge from his...

The Spirit of the Border

by Zane Grey

He was known as Deathwind to the Ohio Valley Indians, and now Lewis Wetzel must single-handedly save Fort Henry. Armed only with his long rifle and knife, he heads out on a one-man rampage to stop the bloody...

The Book

by Michael Shaara

A weird world—cut off from the Universe, it had universal wisdom; facing death at every moment, it had the secret of peace!

The House by the Church-Yard

The Apartment Next Door

by William Andrew Johnston

A story of the U.S. Secret Service, into which Mr. Johston has woven mysteries more enthralling than in "The House of Whispers."