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Moby Dick

by Herman Melville

Moby-Dick; or, The Whale is a novel by Herman Melville, in which Ishmael narrates the monomaniacal quest of Ahab, captain of the whaler Pequod, for revenge on the albino sperm whale Moby Dick, which on a previous...


Cousin Phillis

by Elizabeth Gaskell

Cousin Phillis—a miniature masterpiece—is set in the 1840s, when the coming of the railway was changing the face of England, and quiet rural communities, coming into contact with the outside world, were...


The Cricket on the Hearth

by Charles Dickens

The Cricket on the Hearth: A Fairy Tale of Home is a novella by Charles Dickens. John Peerybingle, a carrier, lives with his young wife Dot, their baby boy and their nanny Tilly Slowboy. A cricket chirps on...


Siddhartha

by Hermann Hesse

Siddhartha is a 1922 novel by Hermann Hesse that deals with the spiritual journey of self-discovery of a man named Siddhartha during the time of the Gautama Buddha. The book, Hesse's ninth novel, was written...


Three Ghost Stories

by Charles Dickens

Three Ghost Stories is just that: a collection of three different stories that are true Gothic classics. The three stories, The Haunted House,   The Trial for Murder and The Signal Man,were sensational for...


Before Adam

by Jack London

A young man in modern America is terrorized by visions of an earlier, primitive life. Across the enormous chasm of thousands of centuries, his consciousness has become entwined with that of Big-Tooth, an ancestor...


The Shiek

by E. M. Hull

Dana Mayo is young, beautiful, wealthy, and independent. Bored by the eligible bachelors and endless parties of the English aristocrats, she arranges for a trek through the Algerian desert. Two days into her...


Tono Bungay

by H. G. Wells

Tono-Bungay is narrated by George Ponderevo, who is persuaded to help develop the business of selling Tono-Bungay, a patent medicine created by his ambitious uncle Edward. George devotes seven years to organising...


Vanity Fair

by William Thackeray

Vanity Fair is an English novel by William Makepeace Thackeray which follows the lives of Becky Sharp and Emmy Sedley amid their friends and families during and after the Napoleonic Wars. It was first published...


The Jungle Book

by Rudyard Kipling

Best known for the 'Mowgli' stories, Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book expertly interweaves myth, morals, adventure and powerful story-telling. Set in Central India, Mowgli is raised by a pack of wolves. Along...


El progreso del peregrino

by John Bunyan

The Pilgrim’s Progress: A Story You Won’t Want to Miss!

 

Written in the 1600s, this timeless allegory still speaks to readers, realistically describing the joys and trials of anticipating heaven while...


Babbitt

by Sinclair Lewis

Businessman George F. Babbitt loves the latest appliances, making money and the Republican party. In fact, he loves being a Solid Citizen even more than he loves his wife. But Babbitt comes to resent the middle...


The Sign of the Four

by Arthur Conan Doyle

Sherlock Holmes took his bottle from the corner of the mantel-piece and his hypodermic syringe from its neat morocco case. With his long, white, nervous fingers he adjusted the delicate needle, and rolled back...


Sense and Sensibility

by Jane Austen

The family of Dashwood had long been settled in Sussex. Their estate was large, and their residence was at Norland Park, in the centre of their property, where, for many generations, they had lived in so respectable...


The Prince and the Pauper

by Mark Twain

A young Prince Edward and Tom Canty become acquainted and decide to switch places temporarily but end up forced into living each other's life.  Edward must deal with the impoverished and brutal realities of...


As I Lay Dying

by William Faulkner & Steppenwolf Press

As I Lay Dying is Faulkner's harrowing account of the Bundre family's odyssey across the Mississippi countryside to bury Addie, their wife and mother. Told in turns by each of the family members—including...


The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

by Howard Pyle

The beloved adventures of Robin Hood come vividly to life in this wonderful version by renowned storyteller Howard Pyle. Deep in Sherwood Forest, the legendary Robin Hood--the brave, good-humored outlaw the...


The Spoilers

by Rex Beach

Rex Ellingwood Beach (September 1, 1877 - December 7, 1949) was an American novelist, playwright, and Olympic water polo player.Rex Beach was born in Atwood, Michigan, but moved to Tampa, Florida, with his family...


The Phantom of the Opera

by Gaston Leroux

Living secretly beneath the Paris Opera House, 'The Phantom of the Opera', Erik has haunted those who work there with his demands and shrouded the opera house in fear with the legend of his disfigured face....


The Return of the Native

by Thomas Hardy

A Saturday afternoon in November was approaching the time of twilight, and the vast tract of unenclosed wild known as Egdon Heath embrowned itself moment by moment. Overhead the hollow stretch of whitish cloud...