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Miss Marjoribanks

by Margaret Oliphant

Love Jane Austen's Emma? If so, you'll relish every page of Margaret Oliphant's Miss Marjoribanks. Part of the author's Carlingford Chronicles, this delightful novel follows the indomitable Lucilla Marjoribanks,...


The Talleyrand Maxim

by J. S. Fletcher

You believe you're destined for great things, but with the sorry hand you've been dealt in life, you have no way to make your big dreams come true. That's the situation facing one of the characters in J. S....


In the Days of  Drake

by J. S. Fletcher

Though he is today best remembered for the mysteries he began writing later in his literary career, English author J. S. Fletcher got his start in fiction as a writer of historical tales. In the Days of Drake...


The Old Adam: A Story of Adventure

by Arnold Bennett

A sequel of sorts to Bennett's short comic novel The Card, The Old Adam reprises the beloved character Denry the Audacious. In this volume, Denry's audaciousness has been tempered somewhat by middle age. In...


The Loom of Youth

by Alec Waugh

Hailing from a renowned literary family, the writer Alec Waugh caused a scandal with the publication of his autobiographical novel/memoir, The Loom of Youth. The book treats the subject of homosexual relationships...


The Lonely Unicorn: A Novel

by Alec Waugh

Though he never achieved the fame of his younger brother Evelyn Waugh, Alec Waugh was a prolific writer who found his niche in crafting often-autobiographical, sometimes-scandalous stories about boys attending...


The Making of a Prig

by Evelyn Sharp

Evelyn Sharp was a suffrage activist who left home as a young woman against her family's wishes, supporting herself as a journalist and writer of novels, many of which were geared to younger audiences. The author's...


The Watchers: A Novel

by A. E. W. Mason

A rowdy soiree hosted by Lieutenant Clutterbuck is beginning to wind down when a young boy appears and captivates the revelers with a tale about a father-and-son duo with whom the lieutenant is acquainted. It...


The Affair at the Semiramis Hotel

by A. E. W. Mason

This novella is a sequel of sorts to A. E. W. Mason's bestselling novel, At the Villa Rose. Famed Inspector Hanaud is attempting to take a brief holiday after cracking a big case, but as often happens, he soon...


Green Fire: A Romance

by Fiona MacLeod

"Fiona MacLeod" was the pen name of Scottish writer William Sharp. Green Fire is a sweeping historical romance that spans France and Scotland. At its heart is a stirring account of an unlikely romance that blooms...


The Summons

by A. E. W. Mason

Be careful what you wish for, because it just might come true. That's the painful lesson that Captain Harry Luttrell learns in A. E. W. Mason's gripping espionage thriller The Summons. Desperately seeking excitement...


Witness for the Defence

by A. E. W. Mason

"People get what they want if they want it enough, but they can't control the price they have to pay." That's the hard truth at the heart of this intricately plotted page-turner from A. E. W. Mason. Despite...


The Turnstile

by A. E. W. Mason

This classic novel from English author A. E. W. Mason combines a number of seemingly disparate plot lines into a seamless, thrilling action-adventure tale. Ranging from the backroom political dealings and high-society...


The Secret of Sarek

by Maurice Leblanc & Alexander Teixeira de Mattos

The unforgettable character Arsene Lupin is often referred to as the "French Sherlock Holmes," although Lupin's skills revolved around thievery and deception rather than unlocking mysteries. The novel The Secret...


Vanitas: Polite Stories

by Vernon Lee

When viewed in light of the fact that "Vernon Lee" was actually a pseudonym for female writer Violet Paget, the engaging tales collected in Vanitas become all the more interesting. These stories cast light on...


The Purcell Papers

by Sheridan Le Fanu

The Purcell Papers is a comprehensive collection of Sheridan Le Fanu's early short stories, and they reflect his interest in Irish folklore, as well as his burgeoning fascination with the supernatural. Some...


Two Ghostly Mysteries: A Chapter in the History of a Tyrone Family and The Murdered Cousin

by Sheridan Le Fanu

Regarded by many as the unsurpassed master of the Victorian ghost story, Sheridan Le Fanu combines keen insight into the culture of his native Ireland with tried and true conventions of the genre. This volume...


The Room in the Dragon Volant

by Sheridan Le Fanu

At the tail end of the Napoleonic Wars, wealthy British heir Richard Beckett decides to spend some time in France. On his way there, he stumbles across an overturned carriage and encounters two people who will...


Willing to Die

by Sheridan Le Fanu

Sheridan Le Fanu's final novel Willing to Die is an emotionally evocative look at the most vexing of all mysteries: suicide. In what some critics regard as his most ambitious work, Le Fanu leaves behind the...


Checkmate

by Sheridan Le Fanu

He may have vast stores of family money at his disposal, but no one would accuse sleazy Walter Longcluse of being a noble gentleman. After worming his way into the good graces of the genteel Arden clan, Longcluse...