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Happily Never After

by Jack Heckel & Walt Lightner

Once upon, once again …

The dragon has been slain, but the problems have just begun for Prince Charming.

Disowned by his father, the King, and abandoned by his only friend, William Pickett, Charming must find...


Gadsby

by Ernest Vincent Wright

"Gadsby" is a 1939 novel by Ernest Vincent Wright. The plot revolves around the dying fictional city of Branton Hills, which is revitalized thanks to the efforts of protagonist John Gadsby and a youth group...


The Prince

by Niccolo Machiavelli

"The Prince" (Italian: "Il Principe") is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed...


Nancy Dale, Army Nurse

by Ruby Lorraine Radford

Nancy stood on the steps of the train and waved at a misty-eyed couple, a man and woman of middle years. Strange how she could be so close to tears, yet so buoyantly happy all in the same moment. The train began...


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...


Outlaws of the Brasada: A Western Duo

by Les Savage

A Civil War veteran and widower struggles to keep his children alive in a pair of classic Western tales.

Things looked dark for Emery Bandine when he returned to Spanish Crossing from fighting in the Civil War....


North and South

by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

North and South by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell. North and South is the second social novel and the fourth overall by English writer Elizabeth Gaskell. One of Gaskell's best known novels and produced two television...


The Great God Pan

by Arthur Machen

"I am glad you came, Clarke; very glad indeed. I was not sure you could spare the time." "I was able to make arrangements for a few days; things are not very lively just now. But have you no misgivings, Raymond?...


The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War

by Stephen Crane

The Red Badge of Courage is a war novel by American author Stephen Crane (1871–1900). Ranks among the foremost literary achievements of the modern era. Taking place during the American Civil War, the story...


Christmas Tales. Heartwarming Holiday Stories and Classic Christmas Novels (Illustrated Edition)

by Charles Dickens, Hans Christian Andersen, Harriet Beecher Stowe & Amanda Rothier et al.

Long, cold winter evenings are the perfect time to enjoy Christmas tales with your beloved ones. So get in Christmas mood with the best classic Christmas tales: + The Fire Tree by Hans Christian Andersen + The...


Black Beauty

by Anna Sewell

Anna Sewell said that the aim of her "little book" was "to induce kindness, sympathy and an understanding treatment of horses." Though the book had scant influence when it was first published in 1877, it has...


Germinal

by Emile Zola

Germinal is the thirteenth novel in Émile Zola's twenty-volume series Les Rougon-Macquart. Translated by Havelock Ellis (1859-1939). Often considered Zola's masterpiece and one of the most significant novels...


Scottish Landscape: Sunset Song, Ayrshire Idylls, The House with the Green Shutters

by Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Neil Munro & George Douglas Brown

A collection of three classic Scottish historical novels, each set in a beautifully described landscape. Bundled by subject matter rather than author, the books create a compelling trilogy. "Palimpsest's eClassics...


Death in Venice and Other Stories

by Thomas Mann, Jefferson P. Chase & Martin Swales

A haunting novella, Death in Venice tells the story of a man who falls into foolish love, only to reap his own ruin. Gustav von Aschenbach, a dignified but lonely writer in the twilight of his life, is enjoying...


The Railway Children

by E. Nesbit

When Father goes away with two strangers one evening, the lives of Roberta, Peter, and Phyllis are shattered. They and Mother have to move from their comfortable London home to go and live in a simple country...


The Linwoods

by Catharine Maria Sedgwick

The epic tale of two families wrestling with questions of loyalty, liberty, and love during the American Revolution

At the dawn of the American Revolution, young Isabella Linwood is poised to marry a well-to-do...


John Halifax, Gentleman

by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

A young orphan goes from rags to riches in this remarkable tale of friendship, love, and adventure at the height of the Industrial Revolution.

Like Charles Dickens's beloved Oliver Twist, John Halifax is an orphan....


'Boy Wanted'

by Nixon Waterman

In presenting this book of cheerful counsel to his youthful friends, and such of the seniors as are not too old to accept a bit of friendly admonition, the author desires to offer a word of explanation regarding...


Il dio dei suoi padri / The god of his Fathers

by Jack London

Bilingual edition. First italian edition. In the wilderness In the land of the Yukon Jack London's wilderness is shaping the man and his thoughts. The opposite is not given and the results are often unpredictable:...


The yellow wallpaper

by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Presented in the first person, the story is a collection of journal entries written by a woman (Jane) whose physician husband (John) has confined her to the upstairs bedroom of a house he has rented for the...