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Fantômas

by Marcel Allain & Pierre Souvestre

Fantômas was introduced a few years after Arsène Lupin, another well-known thief. But whereas Lupin draws the line at murder, Fantômas has no such qualms and is shown as a sociopath who enjoys killing in...

The Merchants of Venus

by A.H. Phelps

A pioneer movement is like a building—the foundation is never built for beauty!

Success Story

by Robert Turner

What is to be will be. Our only refuge lies in that which might not have been.

The Island of Sheep

The Great White Queen

by William Le Queux

A classic example of early "lost race" science-fiction.

The Marquise de Ganges

The Mystery of the Barranca

Bandit Love

by Juanita Savage

In "Bandit Love" there is the same sultry throb and barbaric drive that characterize all her work. Here is the love story of a beautiful Irish girl who rode horses like an Arizona cowboy, whose hair was red...

The Wood Beyond the World

by William Morris

The Wood Beyond the World is a fantasy novel by William Morris, perhaps the first modern fantasy writer to unite an imaginary world with the element of the supernatural, and thus the precursor of much of present-day...

Sky Island

by Lyman Frank Baum

Trot is near her home on the coast of southern California when she meets a strange little boy with a large umbrella. Button Bright has been using his family's magic umbrella to take long-range journeys from...

The History of Henry Esmond

by William Makepeace Thackeray

he story of Henry Esmond, a colonel in the service of Queen Anne of England, begins in his youth, as the illegitimate and orphaned cousin of the Viscount and Lady of Castlewood. The Jacobite family gradually...

The Teeth of the Tiger

The Fox

The Queen of Spades

by Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin

Pushkin's story tells of the Russianized German card player, Hermann--an engineer in the army in Russia--who becomes obsessed with the secret of three consecutive winning cards after hearing a story about an...

Creatures That Once Were Men

by Maxim Gorky

A collection of short stories with an introduction by G.K. Chesterton.

The Dark House

Psichopath

by Randall Garrett

Given psi powers like clairvoyance and telepathy, solving problems of sabotage would be easy, of course. That is, it seems that way at first thought!

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...

A House-Boat on the Styx

by John Kendrick Bangs

The book begins with Charon, ferryman of the Styx startled--and annoyed--by the arrival of a house boat on his mystical river. At first afraid that the boat will put him out of business, he later finds out that...

A Slave is a Slave

by Henry Beam Piper

There has always been strong sympathy for the poor, meek, downtrodden slave--the kindly little man, oppressed by cruel and overbearing masters. Could it possibly have been misplaced...?