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Allan and the Holy Flower

The Black Star Passes

by John Wood Campbell

A sky pirate armed with superior weapons of his own invention....First contact with an alien race dangerous enough to threaten the safety of two planets....The arrival of an unseen dark sun whose attendant marauders...

The Chimes

by Charles Dickens

The Chimes: A Goblin Story of Some Bells that Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year In, a short novel by Charles Dickens, was written and published in 1844, one year after A Christmas Carol. It is the second in...

The Marble Faun

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Marble Faun is Hawthorne's most unusual romance, and possibly one of the strangest major works of American fiction. Writing on the eve of the American Civil War, Hawthorne set his story in a fantastical...

Roads of Destiny

by O. Henry

A collection of 22 short stories: Roads of Destiny, The Guardian of the Accolade, The Discounters of Money, The Enchanted Profile, "Next to Reading Matter", Art and the Bronco, Phœbe, A Double-dyed Deceiver,...

Erling the Bold

by Robert Michael Ballantyne

This is a tale of a Sea-rover, or Viking as they're called. In the author's own words, "The present tale is founded chiefly on the information conveyed in that most interesting work by Snorro Sturleson "The...

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...

Michael, Brother of Jerry

by Jack London

This story of brutality toward animals inspired a movement known as the Jack London Clubs, which were devoted to the cause of animal welfare and humane treatment.

A May Evening

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...

Rashoumon

by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa

"Rashōmon" (Japanese: 羅生門) is a short story by Akutagawa Ryūnosuke based on tales from the Konjaku Monogatarishū. A man considering whether or not to become a thief meets a woman stealing hair from...

Sanin

by Mikhail Petrovich Artsybashev

The hero of Artsybashev's novel exhibits a set of new values to be contrasted with the morality of the older Russian intelligentsia. Sanin is an attractive, clever, powerful, life-loving man who is, at the same...

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.

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 Grey Cloak

by Harold MacGrath

In this novel a wide field of action is spread, many and varied characters live their daring and brilliant lives, and through it all the man and the woman whom the reader has learned to love walk in safety to...

The White People

The Robot and the One You Love

by Tom Maddox

A story published in OMNI, concerning love, industrial espionage, and robots. Or something like that.

The Great God Pan

by Arthur Machen

A woman in Wales has her mind destroyed by a scientist's attempt to enable her to see the god of nature Pan. Years later, a young woman named Helen Vaughan arrives on the London social scene, disturbing many...

The Damned

The Young Buglers

by G. A. Henty

The Young Buglers, A Tale of the Peninsular War is a book by British author G.A. Henty. It was published by Blackie and Son Ltd, London. It tells of the Peninsula War through the eyes of two orphaned brothers,...