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Some Short Stories

by Henry James

Four Meetings, A Bundle of Letters, Louisa Pallant, The Liar, The Real Thing, The Pupil, Brooksmith, The Middle Years, The Altar of the Dead, Europe, The Great Good Place, The Tree of Knowledge, The Tone of...


The Altar of the Dead

by Henry James

"The Altar of the Dead" is a short story by Henry James, first published in his collection Terminations in 1895. A fable of literally life and death significance, the story explores how the protagonist tries...


The American

by Henry James

The novel is an uneasy combination of social comedy and melodrama concerning the adventures and misadventures of Christopher Newman, an essentially good-hearted but rather gauche American businessman on his...


The Aspern Papers

by Henry James

The Aspern Papers is a novella written by Henry James, originally published in The Atlantic Monthly in 1888, with its first book publication later in the same year. One of James' best-known and most acclaimed...


The Author of Beltraffio

by Henry James

The Author of Beltraffio is a short story by Henry James, first published in the English Illustrated Magazine in 1884. This macabre account of desperate family infighting eventually leads to a tragic conclusion....


Armadale

by Wilkie Collins

The novel has a convoluted plot about two distant cousins both named Allan Armadale. The father of one had murdered the father of the other (the two fathers are also named Allan Armadale). The story starts with...


Anne of the Island

by Lucy Maud Montgomery

New adventures lie ahead as Anne Shirley packs her bags, waves good-bye to childhood, and heads for Redmond College. With old friend Prissy Grant waiting in the bustling city of Kingsport and frivolous new pal...


Exiles

by James Joyce

The only extant play by the great Irish novelist, Exiles is of interest both for its autobiographical content and for formal reasons. In the characters and their circumstances details of Joyce's life are evident....


The Age of Innocence

by Edith Wharton

Winner of the 1921 Pulitzer Prize, The Age of Innocence is Edith Wharton’s masterful portrait of desire and betrayal during the sumptuous Golden Age of Old New York, a time when society people “dreaded...


Catherine

by William Makepeace Thackeray

This is Thackeray’s first full-length novel, which appeared in serialised instalments in Fraser’s Magazine between May 1839 and February 1840. The story of Catherine was written by Mr. Thackeray, under the...


Faust

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Faust is an erudite who is highly successful yet dissatisfied with his life, which leads him to make a pact with the Devil, exchanging his soul for unlimited knowledge and worldly pleasures. The Faust legend...


Turner's Golden Visions: Book II/II

by Charles Lewis Hind

Turner's Golden Visions written by Charles Lewis Hind who was a British journalist, writer, editor, art critic, and art historian. This book was published in 1907. And now republish in ebook format. We believe...


Turner's Golden Visions: Book I/II

by Charles Lewis Hind

Turner's Golden Visions written by Charles Lewis Hind who was a British journalist, writer, editor, art critic, and art historian. This book was published in 1907. And now republish in ebook format. We believe...


The Great God Pan

by Arthur Machen

The Great God Pan is a novella written by Arthur Machen. On publication it was widely denounced by the press as degenerate and horrific because of its decadent style and sexual content, although it has since...


Herland

by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Herland is a utopian novel from 1915, written by feminist Charlotte Perkins Gilman. The book describes an isolated society composed entirely of women who reproduce via parthenogenesis (asexual reproduction)....


The Yellow Wallpaper

by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"The Yellow Wallpaper" is a 6,000-word short story by American writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman, first published in January 1892 in New England Magazine. It is regarded as an important early work of American...


The Man-Made World

by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

A liberal feminist text. Rather than considering what is appropriate masculine or feminine behaviour, we should investigate what it is to be human.


What Diantha Did

by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

First published serially in Gilman's magazine the Forerunner in 1909-10, the novel tells the story of Diantha Bell, a young woman who leaves her home and her fiancé to start a housecleaning business. A resourceful...


With Her in Ourland

by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Published serially in the author's monthly magazine, Forerunner, volume 7 (1916). Herland described an all-women utopia in a secluded high valley, where 3 adventurous young men visit by airplane. Eventually,...


The Complete Sherlock Holmes Collection: 221B (Illustrated)

by Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle's master criminologist Sherlock Holmes continues to delight readers around the world more than a century after he first appeared in print (in 1887's A Study in Scarlet). Here you will find...