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The Fire People

by Ray Cummings

First published in 1922, "The Fire People" by one of the masters of early science fiction, Ray Cummings, is the second novel of trilogy of tales of Matter, Space, and Time ("The Girl in the Golden Atom" and...


The Man Who Mastered Time

by Ray Cummings

First published in Argosy in 1924, "The Man Who Mastered Time" completes the trilogy of Ray Cummings' tales of Matter, Space, and Time ("The Girl in the Golden Atom" and "The Fire People" dealing with the first...


Dariel: A Romance of Surrey

by R. D. Blackmore

Dariel: A Romance of Surrey by R. D. Blackmore. Dariel: a romance of Surrey is a novel by R. D. Blackmore published in 1897. It is an adventure story set initially in Surrey before the action moves to the Caucasian...


A Modern Utopia

by H. G. Wells

A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells. While walking in the Swiss Alps, two English travellers fall into a space-warp, and suddenly find themselves in another world. In many ways the same as our own - even down to...


The King in Yellow

by Robert W. Chambers

The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers. With its strange, imaginative blend of horror, science fiction, romance and lyrical prose, Robert W. Chambers' The King in Yellow is a classic masterpiece of weird fiction....


Child Whispers

by Enid Blyton

Child Whispers by Enid Blyton. Child Whispers (published in 1922) is the first published work of the English children's author Enid Blyton,It is a collection of 28 poems, and one of Blyton's most popular and...


The Little Nugget

by P. G. Wodehouse

The Little Nugget By P. G. Wodehouse. The "Little Nugget" of the title is one Ogden Ford, a spoiled, unpleasant child of overindulgent, wealthy parents; he is so dubbed due to his immense ransom value, being...


The Pioneers

by James Fenimore Cooper

Originally published in 1823, "The Pioneers" (in full "The Pioneers; or, The Sources of the Susquehanna") is the first of five novels, but the fourth chronological story, in the series The Leatherstocking Tales...


The Pathfinder

by James Fenimore Cooper

Originally published in 1840, "The Pathfinder" (in full "The Pathfinder; or, The Inland Sea") is a picturesque novel by American writer James Fenimore Cooper. 

"The Pathfinder" is the fourth of five novels published...


The Deerslayer

by James Fenimore Cooper

First published in 1841, "The Deerslayer" (AKA "The Deerslayer: The First War Path"), a novel by American writer James Fenimore Cooper, is the first instalment in his famous Leatherstocking Tales chronologically,...


Hard Times

by Charles Dickens

Hard Times by Charles Dickens. Dickens’s widely read satirical account of the Industrial Revolution. Dickens creates the Victorian industrial city of Coketown, in northern England, and its unforgettable citizens,...


The Prairie

by James Fenimore Cooper

Written at speed after "The Last of the Mohicans" established Cooper’s reputation, and published just a year later in 1827, "The Prairie", the third published novel of the Leatherstocking Tales but the last...


The Rainbow Trail

by Zane Grey

The Western novel "Riders of the Purple Sage" continues in its sequel from 1915 "The Rainbow Trail". The novel depicts the difference between older Mormon community and new generation of Mormons who stand against...


Riders of the Purple Sage

by Zane Grey

"Riders of the Purple Sage" presents the conflict between a Mormon community and non-Mormon people, Gentiles. Jane Withersteen is a born-and-raised Mormon. She however sympathizes both Mormons and Gentiles which...


Blind Love

by Wilkie Collins

Blind Love by Wilkie Collins. Blind Love is Wilkie Collin's final novel. Although he did not live to complete the work, he left detailed plans for the last third of this novel which were faithfully executed...


L'Assommoir

by Émile Zola

L'Assommoir by Emile Zola. The seventh novel in the Rougon-Macquart cycle, L'Assommoir (1877) is the story of a woman's struggle for happiness in working-class Paris. It was a contemporary bestseller, outraged...


The Jewel of the Seven Stars

by Bram Stoker

The Jewel of the Seven Stars by Bram Stoker. A mysterious attack on Margaret Trelawney’s father brings young lawyer Malcolm Ross into the Egyptologist’s bizarre home, and the couple soon find they are battling...


The Lady of the Shroud

by Bram Stoker

The Lady of the Shroud by Bram Stoker. Adrift off the coast of the fictional Blue Mountains is a small coffin containing a white-shrouded woman. She rises, soaking wet, from the sea, and seeks refuge in the...


The Willows

by Algernon Blackwood

The Willows by Algernon Blackwood. The Willows is a novella by English author Algernon Blackwood, originally published as part of his 1907 collection The Listener and Other Stories. Two friends are taking a...


Aaron's Rod

by D. H. Lawrence

Aaron's Rod by D. H. Lawrence. D.H. Lawrence's seventh novel, Aaron Sisson, a union official in the coal mines of the English Midlands, is trapped in a stale marriage. He is also an amateur, but talented, flautist....