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Captains Courageous

by Rudyard Kipling

A pampered millionaire's son tumbles overboard from a luxury liner and falls into good fortune, disguised in the form of a fishing boat. The gruff and hearty crew teach the young man to be worth his salt as...


Indian Tales

by Rudyard Kipling

The stories, characters, situations, portrayals, dialogues are fresh, rich and funny, even though they were written almost a 100 years ago. The language was very Victorian but the stories probably would not...


Life's Handicap

by Rudyard Kipling

Subtitled 'Being Stories of Mine Own People', Kipling wrote that these tales are 'from all places and all sorts of people'.

Kipling's works of fiction include The Jungle Book (1894), Kim (1901), and many short...


Plain Tales from the Hills

by Rudyard Kipling

Plain Tales from the Hills (published 1888) is the first collection of short stories by Rudyard Kipling. Out of its 40 stories, "eight-and-twenty", according to Kipling's preface, were initially published in...


Jude the Obscure

by Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy's final novel Jude the Obscure explores notions of class, religion, marriage and modernization through its protagonist Jude Fawley, a working-class man who dreams of being a scholar. Provocative...


Just So Stories

by Rudyard Kipling

The famous, funny and inspiring stories from one of the world's greatest storytellers. From the 'satiable curiosity of the elephant's child to the crab who played with the sea, from the ingenious invention of...


Kim

by Rudyard Kipling

The orphan Kim, whose father was an Irish soldier, makes his living by begging on the streets of Lahore and running errands. An aged Tibetan Lama is on a journey to find the mythical "River of the Arrow" and...


Monday or Tuesday

by Virginia Woolf

Monday or Tuesday was written in October 1920 and first appeared in Monday or Tuesday (1921) – a collection of experimental short prose pieces Virginia Woolf had written between 1917 and 1921. It included...


Night and Day

by Virginia Woolf

Katharine Hilbery is beautiful and privileged, but uncertain of her future. She must choose between becoming engaged to the oddly prosaic poet William Rodney, and her dangerous attraction to the passionate Ralph...


The Voyage Out

by Virginia Woolf

Woolf’s first novel is a haunting book, full of light and shadow. It takes Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose and their niece, Rachel, on a sea voyage from London to a resort on the South American coast. “It is a strange,...


Jacob's Room

by Virginia Woolf

Set in pre-war England, the novel begins in Jacob's childhood and follows him through college at Cambridge and into adulthood. The story is told mainly through the perspectives of the women in Jacob's life,...


Alcatraz

by Max Brand

An American Western Classic! The west wind came over the Eagles, gathered purity from the evergreen slopes of the mountains, blew across the foothills and league wide fields, and came at length to the stallion...


Harrigan

by Max Brand

With gusts of wind fanning it roughly, the flame rose fast. Harrigan made other journeys to the rotten stump and wrenched away great chunks of bark and wood. He came back and piled them on the fire. It towered...


Trailin'!

by Max Brand

Trailin’ tells the story of Anthony Bard, a young aristocrat from the east with a hunger for adventure, who sees his father murdered in the yard of their home. This starts young Anthony on a trail of vengeance...


Ronicky Doone

by Max Brand

He came into the town as a solid, swiftly moving dust cloud. The wind from behind had kept the dust moving forward at a pace just equal to the gallop of his horse. Not until he had brought his mount to a halt...


The Garden of Eden

by Max Brand

Racetrack gambler Ben Connor knows horses. The day he first saw an Eden Gray run, he knew it was fast enough to earn a lot of money. So why not find the reclusive deaf mute who owns the Eden Grays, buy one,...


The Night Horseman

by Max Brand

A man, a dog, and a horse. The call of the wild geese. A very smart doctor from the east who finds there is a lot to learn from these desert people. A woman loved by three men. A gunslinger who has a debt to...


The Rangeland Avenger

by Max Brand

If you enjoy a fast moving western dealing with vengeance and well-deserved payback, you'll like The Rangeland Avenger by Max Brand. A soft spoken but ruthless gunman cuts a path of deadly payback across the...


The Seventh Man

by Max Brand

This book tells part of the story of the larger-than-life western character, Dan Barry, known as “Whistling Dan,” and his alter-ego companions, Black Bart, the wolf-dog, and Satan, the indomitable black...


The Untamed

by Max Brand

The mysterious Whistlin' Dan Barry rides a black stallion named Satan, followed by a wolf dog named Black Bart. Dan has his own problems, but they multiply when he encounters Jim Silent and his outlaw gang.

Frederick...