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Death Comes for the Archbishop

by Willa Cather

Set in the mid-19th century. At the center of the novel are two French Jesuits - Bishop Jean Marie Latour and his friend Father Joseph Vaillant - two celibate men who devote their lives to bring religious faith...


Childhood - Boyhood - Youth

by Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy began his trilogy, Childhood, Boyhood, Youth, in his early twenties. Although he would in his old age famously dismiss it as an 'awkward mixture of fact and fiction', generations of readers have...


War and Peace

by Leo Tolstoy

At a glittering society party in St Petersburg in 1805, conversations are dominated by the prospect of war. Terror swiftly engulfs the country as Napoleon's army marches on Russia, and the lives of three young...


The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories

by Leo Tolstoy

This volume includes The Kreutzer Sonata, Ivan the Fool, A lost opportunity, Polikushka, The candle. The stories are mainly about love, but they take very different attitudes towards it. Tolstoy knows that jis...


The Sebastopol Sketches

by Leo Tolstoy

In the winter of 1854 Tolstoy, then an officer in the Russian army, arranged to be transferred to the besieged town of Sebastopol. Wishing to see at first hand the action of what would become known as the Crimean...


Resurrection

by Leo Tolstoy

Serving on the jury at a murder trial, Prince Dmitri Nekhlyudov is devastated when he sees the prisoner - Katyusha, a young maid he seduced and abandoned years before. As Dmitri faces the consequences of his...


The house of the dead

by Fyodor Dostoevsky

In January 1850 Dostoyevsky was sent to a remote Siberian prison camp for his part in a political conspiracy. The four years he spent there, startlingly re-created in The House of the Dead, were the most agonizing...


Poor Folk

by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Inspired by the works of Gogol, Pushkin, and Karamzin, as well as English and French authors, Poor Folk, Dostoevsky's first great literary triumph, is the story of a tragic relationship between an impoverished...


The Gambler

by Fyodor Dostoevsky

A compulsive gambler himself at a certain period of his life, Dostoyevsky wrote this novel with real authority. Set in the appropriately named Roulettenburg, a German spa with a casino and an international clientele,...


Demons

by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Set in mid 19th-century Russia, Demons examines the effect of a charismatic but unscrupulous self-styled revolutionary leader on a group of credulous followers.Inspired by the true story of a political murder...


The Brothers Karamazov

by Fyodor Dostoevsky

When brutal landowner Fyodor Karamazov is murdered, the lives of his sons are changed irrevocably: Mitya, the sensualist, whose bitter rivalry with his father immediately places him under suspicion for parricide;...


White Nights

by Fyodor Dostoevsky

In White Nights the narrator is a young man living in Saint Petersburg who suffers from loneliness. He gets to know and falls in love with a young woman, but the love remains unrequited as the woman misses her...


Notes from the underground

by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Alienated from society and paralysed by a sense of his own insignificance, the anonymous narrator of Dostoevsky's groundbreaking Notes from Underground tells the story of his tortured life. With bitter irony,...


The Castle

by Franz Kafka

A study of relationships, particularly between the individual and society and between thought and action, The Castle is one of Kafka's most profoundly imaginative works. As fear and worry develop in a series...


Travels and Adventures of Little Baron Trump and His Wonderful Dog Bulger

by Ingersoll Lockwood

The magical adventures of Baron Trump originall written in 1889.


Death in Venice

by Thomas Mann

Thomas Mann was the 1929 Nobel Prize laureate, known for his series of highly symbolic and ironic epic novels and novellas, noted for their insight into the psychology of the artist and the intellectual. Death...


Baron Trump's Marvellous Underground Journey

by Ingersoll Lockwood

Originally published in 1893, here are the magical adventures of Baron Trump.


The Hunchback of Notre Dame

by Victor Hugo

 The classic French Gothic novel by Victor Hugo, published in 1831.


The James Joyce Collection

by James Joyce

James Joyce was an Irish novelist, short story writer, poet, teacher, and literary critic. He contributed to the modernist avant-garde and is regarded as one of the most influential and important authors...


Moll Flanders

by Daniel Defoe

Born in Newgate prison and abandoned six months later, Moll Flanders' drive to find and hold on to a secure place in society propels her through incest, adultery, bigamy, prostitution and a resourceful career...