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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,...

The Purple Pileus

Riceyman Steps

James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction 1923

by Arnold Bennett

The story takes place in 1919-1920 and deals with the final year in the life of its main character, Henry Earlforward, a miser, who keeps a second-hand bookshop in the Clerkenwell area of London. Henry marries...

The Fortunes of Perkin Warbeck

Ralestone Luck

by Andre Alice Norton

Rupert Ralestone is officially the Marquess of Lorne - but with no family money or prestige, the title is worthless. He and his younger brother and sister return to the old family homestead - Pirate’s Haven....

In Secret

The Cenci

The Missing Angel

by Erle Cox

A man trades his soul to the Devil -- and is happier for it.

The Chronicles of Clovis

by Saki

One of Saki's best-known works. A collection of satirical short stories featuring Clovis.

Cleek: the Man of the Forty Faces

by Thomas W. Hanshew

An ex-cracksman turned Scotland Yard detective, Cleek's slim and faultlessly dressed form is topped by an india-rubber-like face, of which he has remarkable control. With the power to distort and transform his...

The Kingdom of the Blind

by Edward Phillips Oppenheim

An espionage novel set during World War I.

The Great White Queen

by William Le Queux

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

The Hunted Woman

by James Oliver Curwood

A tale of a great fight in the "valley of gold" for a woman.

The Graveyard of Space

by Stephen Marlowe

Nobody knew very much about the Sargasso area of the void; only one thing was certain: if a ship was caught there it was doomed in—The Graveyard of Space.

Victory

by Lester Del Rey

It seemed Earth was a rich and undefended planet in a warring, hating galaxy. Things can be deceptive though; children playing can be quite rough--but that ain't war, friend!

The Fat and the Thin

by Emile Zola

English translation of "Le Ventre de Paris"

Scratch Monkey

by Charles Stross

There are standard methods for lifting material out of brains. Everyone, everywhere in human space, is riddled with nanotech Dreamtime encoders. They're in the air, in the soil, in their cells and reproducing...

On the Makaloa Mat

by Jack London

The best Hawaii stories, and among London's best stories overall, including "Shin Bones" and "The Water Baby."

Bull Hunter

by Max Brand

Hunter was a man who could rip a tree trunk from the ground with his bare hands or tame the wildest stallion with his kind manner. Nobody west of the Pecos would have dared run afoul of the mighty frontiersman....

The Four Days' Night

by Fred Merrick White

Another in the "Doom of London" series, in which the author sounds a clarion call of potential disasters that may fall upon the great city. Here he relates a tale of air pollution. Excerpt: They crawled along...