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The Well of Loneliness: The Classic of Lesbian Fiction

by Radclyffe Hall

First published in 1928, this timeless portrayal of lesbian love is now a classic. The thinly disguised story of Hall's own life, it was banned outright upon publication and almost ruined her literary career....


The Dead Secret: A Novel

by Wilkie Collins

Wilkie Collins was the first great detective novelist. His dark and complex mysteries influenced the work of other writers, such as Anthony Trollope and Charles Dickens, with whom he developed a close personal...


Little Mitchell: The Story of a Mountain Squirrel

by Margaret W. Morley

BABY MITCHELL was an August squirrel. That is, he was born in the month of August. His pretty gray mother found a nice hole, high up in the crotch of a tall chestnut tree, for her babies’ nest; and I know...


The Secret Garden (RSMediaItalia Children's Classics)

by Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Secret Garden is a novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It was initially published in serial format starting in the autumn of 1910, and was first published in its entirety in 1911. It is now one of Burnett's...


Brought Forward

by R. B. Cunninghame Graham

LUCKILY the war has made eggs too expensive for me to fear the public will pelt me off the stage with them. Still after years of writing one naturally dreads the cold potato and the orange-peel.


The Lady with the Dog and Other Stories

by Anton Chekhov

IT was said that a new person had appeared on the sea-front: a lady with a little dog. Dmitri Dmitritch Gurov, who had by then been a fortnight at Yalta, and so was fairly at home there, had begun to take an...


Lady Chatterley's Lover (Rediscovered Books): Unexpurgated edition

by D. H. Lawrence

In 'Lady Chatterley's Lover', Lawrence argues for individual regeneration, which can be found only through the relationship between man and woman (and, he asserts sometimes, man and man). Love and personal relationships...


Dust

by Julian Hawthorne

THE time at which this story begins was a time of many beginnings and many endings. The Eighteenth Century had expired the better part of a score of years before, and everything was in confusion.


A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas

by Charles Dickens

MARLEY was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Scrooge signed it: and Scrooge’s...


My Wife and I

by Harriet Beecher Stowe

DURING the passage of this story through THE CHRISTIAN UNION, it has been repeatedly taken for granted by the public press that certain of the characters are designed as portraits of really existing individuals....


Adrift in the Arctic Ice Pack

by Elisha Kent Kane

IT was in the summer of 1845 that Sir John Franklin undertook his fourth voyage into the Arctic regions, in search of a northwest passage, and disappeared forever in that icy waste.


The Home at Greylock

by Elizabeth Prentiss

Mrs. Grey had been the happy mother of seven children; they all lived to grow up and marry, and to rise up and call her blessed, with the exception of her youngest daughter, Maud. People said it was a wise and...


The Annotated Peter Pan (The Centennial Edition)  (The Annotated Books)

by J. M. Barrie & Maria Tatar

"Peter Pan is a great and refining and uplifting benefaction to this sordid and money-mad age."—Mark Twain One hundred years after J. M. Barrie published the novel Peter and Wendy, Maria Tatar revisits a story...


The Rise of Silas Lapham

by William Dean Howells, Louis Auchincloss & Jason Courtmanche

The Rise of Silas Lapham was the first important novel to center on the American businessman and the first to treat its theme with a realism that foreshadowed the work of modern writers. In his story of one...


Subtly Worded

by Teffi, Robert Chandler & Anne Marie Jackson

A selection of the finest stories by this female Chekhov

Teffi's genius with the short form made her a literary star in pre-revolutionary Russia, beloved by Tsar Nicholas II and Vladimir Lenin alike. These stories,...


The Man in the Iron Mask

by Alexandre Dumas, Roger Celestin & Jack Zipes

Deep inside the dreaded Bastille, a young prisoner has languished, his face hidden from all, for eight long years. He knows neither his true identity nor the crime that got him there. Then Aramis, one of the...


Scottish Adventure Classics: John Burnet of Barns, Kidnapped, Sick Heart River

by John Buchan & R. L. Stevenson

A collection of classic adventure fiction, with superbly plotted and descriptive narratives. Bundled by subject matter, the books complement each other to create a compelling trilogy. "Palimpsest's eClassics...


The Kailyard Collection: Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush, The Stickit Minister, Robert Urquhart

by Ian Maclaren, S. R. Crockett & Gabriel Setoun

A collection of three classic ‘Kailyard’ novels, each offering a superbly plotted and descriptive narrative. Bundled by subject matter rather than author, the books create a compelling trilogy. "Palimpsest's...


SECRETS & THEIR LIES

by JO ANN CARTER

Angela Elise Bowen; 26 year old Cater residing in Memphis Tennessee, gets a phone call one morning from her recluse Aunt, requesting her presence later so she can, 'Talk' to her. Stunned by the request, out...


Masterpieces of the English Short Novel: Nine Complete Short Novels

by Kenneth H. Brown

These nine novels are the best of the best—great writing by some of the most brilliant literary minds of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Samuel Johnson’s biography of Richard Savage raises the life...