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Man and Maid

by E. Nesbit

Though primarily known as a children's author, E. (Edith) Nesbit had a remarkably broad range as a writer, penning many collections of short stories and poetry geared for children and adults over the course...


The Hand of Fu-Manchu

by Sax Rohmer

Prolific British author Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward, who wrote under the pseudonym Sax Rohmer, brought to life the character Dr. Fu-Manchu, a brilliant criminal mastermind of Chinese descent. This archetype...


The Story of the Amulet

by E. Nesbit

The final novel in the beloved series about the adventure-seeking Bastable children, The Story of the Amulet follows the group as they are sent away to live at a boarding house while their parents are abroad....


The Story of the Treasure Seekers

by E. Nesbit

Lovers of classic children's literature will delight in The Story of the Treasure Seekers from noted British author E. Nesbit. This engaging tale about the plucky Bastable clan and their plan to improve their...


White Jacket: Or, the World in a Man-of-War

by Herman Melville

Long before penning Moby-Dick, which many regard as the quintessential American novel, author Herman Melville was captivated by life on the open sea. White Jacket adopts a different perspective, focusing on...


Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street

by Herman Melville

Regarded as one of the greatest novellas ever written, Melville's "Bartleby, the Scrivener" follows a nondescript law clerk, Bartleby, who takes a stand against the tyranny of modern life and makes an art form...


Orientations

by W. Somerset Maugham

This collection of short stories is sure to please fans of the eminently talented British author W. Somerset Maugham. With details drawn from Maugham's first extended period of living abroad, the stories offer...


Redburn: His First Voyage

by Herman Melville

Sea voyages and the vagaries of life on a ship are constant themes in the work of Herman Melville. In the novel Redburn, Melville sharply contrasts the refined sensibilities of the title character, an upper-class...


Explorer

by W. Somerset Maugham

This novel from the classic era of colonialist literature is sure to intrigue readers interested in nineteenth and early twentieth century fiction. Although some of the imperialist attitudes evinced by the protagonist...


The Trembling of a Leaf: Little Stories of the South Sea Islands

by W. Somerset Maugham

Literary fiction fans will delight in this exquisitely wrought collection of stories from W. Somerset Maugham, a writer many critics regard as one of the most significant artists of the twentieth century. Most...


The Red One: And Other Stories

by Jack London

Though most of Jack London's novels and short stories fall firmly into the action-adventure category, the prolific author occasionally ventured into other genres, as well. Although "The Red One," like many of...


East of Suez: A Play in Seven Scenes

by W. Somerset Maugham

This play by prolific British author W. Somerset Maugham delves deeper into several subjects that preoccupied Maugham throughout his literary career: the way that our external environment can shape our personalities...


The Figure in the Carpet

by Henry James

Like many of Henry James' short stories, "The Figure in the Carpet" revolves around an artist whose body of work hides a deeper meaning and several other characters who bear the heavy burden of a momentous secret....


The Real Thing

by Henry James

This perfectly wrought little tale of a painter struggling with his muse brings together a number of the most important themes that renowned American writer Henry James returned to again and again in his work...


The American

by Henry James

The American by renowned novelist Henry James offers readers a fascinating glimpse into the differences -- and, though less pronounced -- the similarities between American culture and European culture. Regarded...


Children of the Frost

by Jack London

American journalist and action-adventure writer Jack London had a life-long fascination with the indigenous tribes of the Pacific Northwest, and he brings his extensive research and first-hand experience in...


The House in the Mist: And the Ruby and the Caldron

by Anna Katherine Green

Settle in for a creepy read from the remarkable mind of expert mystery writer Anna Katherine Green. In "The House in the Mist," a road-weary traveler happens upon a beautiful house in the woods and, thinking...


The House of the Whispering Pines

by Anna Katherine Green

A posh clubhouse deserted for the winter is the scene of a chilling crime in The House of the Whispering Pines, a mystery masterpiece from early detective fiction pioneer Anna Katherine Green. When the local...


X Y Z: A Detective Story

by Anna Katherine Green

Looking for a satisfying, meticulously plotted mystery with which to while away an afternoon? Look no further than "X Y Z," a short story from one of the most influential early writers in the genre, Anna Katherine...


The Beast in the Jungle

by Henry James

Regarded as one of Henry James' finest works, the short story "The Beast in the Jungle" centers around protagonist John Marcher and his seemingly bizarre phobia -- a pervasive sense of doom that prevents him...