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The Lady in the Looking-Glass

The Duchess and the Jeweller

Cranford

by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

Cranford is a witty portrait of small town life in early-Victorian England. The story unfolds through the eyes of Mary Smith, a young woman who observes the comedic struggles of two middle aged sisters in their...

The Blithedale Romance

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The principal setting is a communal farm called Blithedale (i.e., "Happy Valley"), a would-be modern Arcadia along the lines of the anti-capitalist ideals of Charles Fourier, yet is nonetheless destroyed by...

Tarzan the Magnificent

John Thorndyke's Cases

by R. Austin Freeman

This volume collects seven of Thorndyke's most puzzling stories, including "The Man with the Nailed Shoes," "The Moabite Cipher," "A Message from the Deep Sea," and many more.

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Somebody's Luggage

Triplanetary

The Life, Adventures & Piracies of the Famous Captain Singleton

by Daniel Defoe

The narrative describes the life of an Englishman, stolen from a well-to-do family as a child and raised by Gypsies who eventually makes his way to sea. One half of the book concerns Singleton's crossing of...

Sylvie and Bruno

To The Last Man

by Zane Grey

An ancient feud between two frontier families is inflamed when one of the families takes up cattle rustling. In the grip of their relentless code of loyalty, they fight a war in Tonto Basin, desperately, doggedly,...

Tarzan and the Ant-men

Rappaccini's Daughter

The Star Rover

by Jack London

The great transmigration novel inspired by the experiences of an ex-prisoner's acount of coping with "the Jacket," a form of torture at San Quentin. London was a lifelong supporter of humane prison practices.

The Ghost-Extinguisher

by Frank Gelett Burgess

This short story must have been the inspiration for the popular movie "Ghost Busters" (1984). The humorist-author here tells the tale of a scientist-philosopher who invents devices to capture ghosts and sets...

The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories

by Lord Dunsany

The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories is the third book by Irish fantasy writer Lord Dunsany, considered a major influence on the work of J. R. R. Tolkien, H. P. Lovecraft, Ursula LeGuin and others. It was...

The After House

by Mary Roberts Rinehart

When three people are murdered on a yacht everyone must watch their back as the murderer is still on board. But who is it?

The Land of Hidden Men

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...