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That Mainwaring Affair

The Mystery of Marie Rogêt

The Trial for Murder

The Ladybird

Odes and Sonnets

by Clark Ashton Smith

Short book of Clark Ashton Smith's early poetry.

The Story of Doctor Dolittle

by Hugh Lofting

The adventures of a kind-hearted doctor, who is fond of animals and understands their language, as he travels to Africa with some of his favorite pets to cure the monkeys of a terrible sickness. Source: Google...

The Castle of Otranto

by Horace Walpole

The Castle of Otranto is a 1764 novel by Horace Walpole. It is generally regarded as the first gothic novel, and it was indeed the first novel to describe itself by that term. Castle is thus generally credited...

The House of the Seven Gables

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

In a sleepy little New England village stands a dark, weather-beaten, many-gabled house. This brooding mansion is haunted by a centuries-old curse that casts the shadow of ancestral sin upon the last four members...

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.

Through Russian Snows

by G. A. Henty

There are few campaigns that, either in point of the immense scale upon which it was undertaken, the completeness of its failure, or the enormous loss of life entailed, appeal to the imagination in so great...

Five Children and It

Psammead #1

by Edith Nesbit

To Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane, and their baby brother, the house in the country promises a summer of freedom and play. But when they accidently uncover an accident Psammead--or Sand-fairy--who has the power...

The Huddlers

by William Campbell Gault

He was a reporter from Venus with an assignment on Earth. He got his story but, against orders, he fell in love—and therein lies this story.

The Financier

by Theodore Dreiser

Published in 1912, The Financier, a novel by Theodore Dreiser, is the first volume of the Trilogy of Desire, which includes The Titan (1914) and The Stoic (1947).

The Gambler

by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky

The Gambler was written under the pressure of crushing debt. It is a stunning psychological portrait of a young man’s exhilarating and destructive addiction, a compulsion that Dostoevsky–who once gambled...

Mrs Dalloway in Bond Street

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...

The Borough Treasurer

by Joseph Smith Fletcher

Blackmail, murder and the secret of an ancient quarry go to make a very exciting yarn.

The Bat

by Mary Roberts Rinehart

Man, beast or devil? What was this flying shadow that terrorized a whole community and left a trail of crime and death?

The Gringos

by B.M. Bower

A story of love and adventure on a ranch in California.

The Devil's Disciple

by George Bernard Shaw

Set in Colonial America during the Revolutionary era, the play tells the story of Richard Dudgeon, a local outcast and self-proclaimed "Devil's disciple". In a twist characteristic of Shaw's love of paradox,...