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Black Beauty

by Anna Sewell

Black Beauty is Anna Sewell's only novel, composed in the last years of her life between 1871 and 1877 while confined to her house as an invalid.The story is told in the first person as an autobiographical memoir...

'Tickets, Please!'

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 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 Phoenix and the Carpet

Psammead #3

by Edith Nesbit

It's startling enough to have a Phoenix hatch in your house, but even more startling when it reveals you have a magic carpet on the floor. Conceited it may be, but the Phoenix is also good-hearted, and obligingly...

The Wide, Wide World

by Susan Warner

The Wide, Wide World is a work of sentimentalism based on the life of young Ellen Montgomery. The story begins with Ellen’s happy life being disrupted by the fact that her mother is very ill and her father...

Mr Standfast

by John Buchan

The third part of a trilogy which begins with The Thirty-Nine Steps and Greenmantle.

The Seven Poor Travellers

The Metal Monster

by Abraham Merritt

In the wilds of the Trans-Himalayan region, a quartet of adventurers led by Dr. Walter T. Goodwin stumbles upon a tribe of human primitives forgotten since the age of Alexander the Great, and an awesome being...

After London

by John Richard Jefferies

After some sudden and unspecified catastrophe has depopulated England, the countryside reverts to nature, and the few survivors to a quasi-medieval way of life. Beginning with a loving description of nature...

This Crowded Earth

by Robert Bloch

A frighteningly possible future world as seen through the strange and demonic imagination of Robert Bloch.

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...

A Tale of the Ragged Mountains

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The Ethical Engineer

by Harry Harrison

That mores is strictly a matter of local custom cannot be denied. But that ethics is pure opinion also...? Maybe there are times for murder, and theft and slavery....

Adventure

by Jack London

Located in the Solomon Islands, this devastating portrayal of copra plantation slavery has scholars arguing whether London was criticizing the racism of the colonialists or approving of it. (From http://london.sonoma.edu/)

The Dualitists

by Bram Stoker

Twins and their strange taste for destruction.

The Business Man

Anno Domini 2071

by Pieter Harting

A speculative novelette predicting some changes in the world 200 years into the future from the year 1871, written by a noted Dutch scientist, originally published in the Dutch language, the author hiding himself...