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Armadale

by Wilkie Collins

The novel has a convoluted plot about two distant cousins both named Allan Armadale. The father of one had murdered the father of the other (the two fathers are also named Allan Armadale). The story starts with...


Anne of the Island

by Lucy Maud Montgomery

New adventures lie ahead as Anne Shirley packs her bags, waves good-bye to childhood, and heads for Redmond College. With old friend Prissy Grant waiting in the bustling city of Kingsport and frivolous new pal...


Exiles

by James Joyce

The only extant play by the great Irish novelist, Exiles is of interest both for its autobiographical content and for formal reasons. In the characters and their circumstances details of Joyce's life are evident....


The Age of Innocence

by Edith Wharton

Winner of the 1921 Pulitzer Prize, The Age of Innocence is Edith Wharton’s masterful portrait of desire and betrayal during the sumptuous Golden Age of Old New York, a time when society people “dreaded...


Catherine

by William Makepeace Thackeray

This is Thackeray’s first full-length novel, which appeared in serialised instalments in Fraser’s Magazine between May 1839 and February 1840. The story of Catherine was written by Mr. Thackeray, under the...


Faust

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Faust is an erudite who is highly successful yet dissatisfied with his life, which leads him to make a pact with the Devil, exchanging his soul for unlimited knowledge and worldly pleasures. The Faust legend...


Turner's Golden Visions: Book II/II

by Charles Lewis Hind

Turner's Golden Visions written by Charles Lewis Hind who was a British journalist, writer, editor, art critic, and art historian. This book was published in 1907. And now republish in ebook format. We believe...


Turner's Golden Visions: Book I/II

by Charles Lewis Hind

Turner's Golden Visions written by Charles Lewis Hind who was a British journalist, writer, editor, art critic, and art historian. This book was published in 1907. And now republish in ebook format. We believe...


The Great God Pan

by Arthur Machen

The Great God Pan is a novella written by Arthur Machen. On publication it was widely denounced by the press as degenerate and horrific because of its decadent style and sexual content, although it has since...


Herland

by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Herland is a utopian novel from 1915, written by feminist Charlotte Perkins Gilman. The book describes an isolated society composed entirely of women who reproduce via parthenogenesis (asexual reproduction)....


The Yellow Wallpaper

by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"The Yellow Wallpaper" is a 6,000-word short story by American writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman, first published in January 1892 in New England Magazine. It is regarded as an important early work of American...


The Man-Made World

by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

A liberal feminist text. Rather than considering what is appropriate masculine or feminine behaviour, we should investigate what it is to be human.


What Diantha Did

by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

First published serially in Gilman's magazine the Forerunner in 1909-10, the novel tells the story of Diantha Bell, a young woman who leaves her home and her fiancé to start a housecleaning business. A resourceful...


With Her in Ourland

by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Published serially in the author's monthly magazine, Forerunner, volume 7 (1916). Herland described an all-women utopia in a secluded high valley, where 3 adventurous young men visit by airplane. Eventually,...


The Complete Sherlock Holmes Collection: 221B (Illustrated)

by Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle's master criminologist Sherlock Holmes continues to delight readers around the world more than a century after he first appeared in print (in 1887's A Study in Scarlet). Here you will find...


Orloff and His Wife

by Maxim Gorky

The author was born "Aleksey Maksimovich Peshkov" on March 16, 1868, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia -- which was later renamed in his honor after his death (ordered by Stalin himself, it is rumored). The bitterness...


No Name

by Wilkie Collins

Magdalen Vanstone and her sister Norah learn the true meaning of social stigma in Victorian England only after the traumatic discovery that their dearly loved parents, whose sudden deaths have left them orphans,...


The Confession

by Maxim Gorky

Maxim Gorky, like Leo Tolstoy, was primarily an autobiographical author, and the material here is considered amongst the greatest of his writings. Not only do they give the astonishingly varied life of Gorky...


His Masterpiece

by Émile Zola

His Masterpiece is the tragic story of Claude Lantier, an ambitious and talented young artist who has come from the provinces to conquer Paris but is conquered instead by the flaws of his own genius. Set in...


The Beggar and Other Stories

by Gaïto Gazdanov & Bryan Karetnyk

Translated for the first time, the best short stories by the 'modernist master' Gazdanov, author of The Spectre of Alexander Wolf

In a Paris underpass, dirty and dressed in rags, stands a silent beggar. In the...