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The Fir Tree

by Hans Christian Andersen

Far down in the forest, where the warm sun and the fresh air made a sweet resting-place, grew a pretty little fir-tree; and yet it was not happy, it wished so much to be tall like its companions—the pines...


A Stolen Christmas

by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

First published in Harper's Bazaar on December 24, 1887, A Stolen Christmas is finally available in a handy ebook.

Another Christmas Classic by Ali Ribelli Edizioni.


The Last Dream of Old Oak

by Hans Christian Andersen

"The Last Dream of the Old Oak Tree", or "Det gamle egetræs sidste drøm" is a children's fantasy story by the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. It was first published in 1858. 

"At the edge of the wood,...


The Gift of the Magi

by O. Henry

O. Henry's classic tale of the wisest gifts of Christmas now available in a refined digital layout.

In a shabby New York flat, Della sobs as she counts the few coins she has saved to buy a Christmas present for...


The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

by E.T.A. Hoffmann

E. T. A. Hoffmann’s 1816 fairytale masterpiece The Nutcracker and the Mouse-King, which served as the basis for the famous and beloved holiday-season ballet The Nutcracker, now available in a masterfully made...


Moby Dick

by Herman Melville

The itinerant sailor Ishmael begins a voyage on the whaling ship Pequod whose captain, Ahab, wishes to exact revenge upon the whale Moby-Dick, who destroyed his last ship and took his leg. As they search for...


A Journal of the Plague Year

by Daniel Defoe

In this era of pandemic fears, the gripping tale of the Great Plague that brought Europe to its knees in the mid-1600s is a surprisingly timely read. Defoe's fictionalized account of life in plague-stricken...


Anabasis

by Xenophon

Of Darius and Parysatis were born two sons, the elder Artaxerxes, and the younger Cyrus. After Darius had fallen sick, and suspected that the end of his life was approaching, he was desirous that both of his...


Anna Karenina

by Leo Tolstoy

"Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way," writes Tolstoy in his literary masterpiece Anna Karenina. Commonly regarded as one of the greatest realist novels ever written,...


Anthem

by Ayn Rand

Anthem takes place in a dark, dystopian future. Collectivism and socialist economics have driven mankind to a technological standstill. The individual is not acknowledged in this society, the word "I" having...


Black Beauty

by Anna Sewell

The narrator of this book, the handsome, coal-black horse called ''Black Beauty'', is lead through numerous adventures by various owners - from a riding and carriage horse, to the rough life of a town cab horse,...


Charlotte Temple

by Mrs. Rowson

Susanna Rowson's Charlotte Temple became a huge seller in America from its first publication there in 1794, subsequently going through over two hundred editions. This seduction novel tells of British schoolgirl...


Crime and Punishment

by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Crime And Punishment, a classic of Fyodor Dostoevsky, tells the story of Raskolnikov, a former wretched and desperate ex-student who wandered through the slums of St. Petersburg and commits casual murder without...


De Profundis

by Oscar Wilde

De Profundis is a letter written by Oscar Wilde during his imprisonment. In the letter Wilde considers events leading to his conviction and discusses his spiritual development in prison and identification with...


Eight Cousins

by Louisa May Alcott

If you loved Little Women, Louisa May Alcott's moving account of the upbringing of four sisters in nineteenth-century Massachusetts, don't miss Eight Cousins, a similarly stirring novel that follows the childhood...


Far from the Madding Crowd

by Thomas Hardy

Far from the Madding Crowd (1874) is the love story between the good shepherd Gabriel Oak and the proud heiress Bathsheba Everdene. Bathsheba scorns Gabriel's first bald proposal, and many years pass, seeing...


Fifty Famous Stories Retold

by James Baldwin

Legendary tales of the lives of famous people and historic episodes.

Of these fifty stories, some have historical value, some are useful as giving point to certain great moral truths, and others are intended...


The Aeneid

by Virgil

Aeneas appears in The Illiad in vague snatches and starts as a traveling warrior of great piety who was loosely connected to the foundation of Rome. Virgil weaves these fragments into a powerful myth about the...


The Count of Monte Cristo

by Alexandre Dumas

The Count of Monte Cristo is Alexandre Dumas' classic tale of revenge and adventure. The young sailor Dantes is fallaciously charged with treason and loses his fiancé, his dreams and his life when he is locked...


The Decameron

by Giovanni Boccaccio

Inspired by the Black Plague that devastated Europe in the mid-1300s, Boccaccio's collection of tales is an enormously influential literary masterpiece with a sly humor and irreverence that will appeal to modern...