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The Debit Account

by Oliver Onions

British writer Oliver Onions rose to literary acclaim on the strength of his ability to craft lyrical, uncanny stories of horror. That gift is on full display in the strange and beautiful novel The Debit Account...


The Great Return

by Arthur Machen

Though his fiction shifted focus several times over the course of his career, Wales-born author Arthur Machen's work always carries hints of the mystical and supernatural. His fascinating novel The Great Return...


Annals of the Parish: Or the Chronicle of Dalmailing During the Ministry of the Rev. Micah Balwhidder

by John Galt

Immerse yourself in the life of a small Scottish village as it begins to shake off centuries-old traditions and eases into the transition to the modern era, with all the attendant pitfalls and problems that...


The Provost

by John Galt

John Galt's novel The Provost details the rise to power of James Pawkie, an aspiring businessman and politician who becomes a big-time mover and shaker in the Scottish town of Irvine. Galt uses Pawkie's ascendance...


The Entail: Or, The Lairds of Grippy

by John Galt

Scottish writer John Galt is hailed by many critics as one of the first authors to explicitly take on political themes in his fiction. In The Entail, Galt tackles the touchy issue of the value of inherited wealth...


The Last Entry

by William Clark Russell

Unlike many other writers of nautical action-adventure, William Clark Russell often added a layer of psychological and existential terror to his tales of heroism and happenstance on the high seas, reflecting...


The Wreck of the Grosvenor: An Account of the Mutiny of the Crew and the Loss of the Ship When Trying to Make the Bermudas

by William Clark Russell

After a career at sea that caused his health to deteriorate, William Clark Russell retired and turned his attention to writing. Though he published several novels before The Wreck of the Grosvenor, this action-packed...


The Frozen Pirate

by William Clark Russell

Sailor Paul Rodney thinks he's cheated death when he barely escapes with his life from a disastrous storm that lays waste to his ship and its entire crew. The sole survivor of the crash, Rodney drifts helplessly...


Ringan Gilhaize: Or

by John Galt

John Galt's ambitious novel Ringan Gilhaize presents a detailed historical account of the rise of opposing religious factions in Scotland in the early modern period. Told by the eponymous character, the story...


A Marriage at Sea

by William Clark Russell

This rollicking high seas adventure from William Clark Russell combines the best of both worlds: plenty of the kind of thrilling nautical near-misses, clashes, and hijinks that the author is known for, plus...


The Honour of the Flag: And Other Stories

by William Clark Russell

Set sail for classic high seas adventure with this eclectic volume of short stories from William Clark Russell. Ranging from straightforward nautical action in the traditional vein to tales with a terrifying...


The Wind in the Rose-Bush: And Other Stories of the Supernatural

by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman

Author Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman gained acclaim in her time as a chronicler of life in rural New England. In this creepy collection of supernatural tales, Freeman makes full use of both her spare, skillful...


Held to Answer: A Novel

by Peter Clark Macfarlane

This ingeniously plotted novel reveals the strange ways that men and women choose to act out their romantic feelings -- and the lengths some will go to avenge unrequited love. John Hampstead is a jack-of-all-trades...


Told in the Coffee House: Turkish Tales

by Cyrus Adler

Arkansas-born educator and scholar Cyrus Adler had the opportunity to spend a significant amount of time in and around Constantinople in the late nineteenth century. During his time there, he became fascinated...


French Short Stories

by Various

Whether you're a longtime fan of French fiction or just beginning to explore the genre, this wide-ranging collection of short stories is an excellent grab-bag of tales from one of Europe's literary hotspots....


The Ten-Foot Chain: Or

by Achmed Abdullah, Max Brand & E. K. Means

This unique collection of short stories came about when a dinnertime conversation led to the following question being posed: What would happen if a man and woman were forced to spend several days shackled to...


Our Casualty and Other Stories

by George A. Birmingham

"George A. Birmingham" was one of the pen names used by James Owen Hannay, a lifelong Church of Ireland minister who also wrote novels and short stories. The tales collected in Our Casualty and Other Stories...


Priscilla's Spies

by George A. Birmingham

Irish writer James Owen Hannay wrote under the pen name "George A. Birmingham," in part to keep his literary career distinct from his work as a clergyman. This delightful romp presents a charming account of...


The Red Hand of Ulster

by George A. Birmingham

The first few novels by James Owen Hannay, an Irish clergyman who wrote under the name "George A. Birmingham," caused a national controversy and nearly imploded his career in the church when Catholics accused...


Gossamer

by George A. Birmingham

James Owen Hannay, the Irish clergyman who wrote under the pseudonym "George A. Birmingham," began his literary career with a novel that addressed sensitive political matters in a serious manner. After that...