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The Importance of Being Earnest

by Oscar Wilde

A farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious persona to escape burdensome social obligations. The play satirises social conventions of late Victorian London, and treats with triviality institutions...


The Complete Works of Frances Burnett

by Frances Burnett

The works by Frances Burnett are loved by many generations from different countries. Maybe it's because children's troubles, joys and adventures are told rather sincerely, without edification or grunge attitude....


The Canterville Ghost

by Oscar Wilde & Vladislav Trotsenko

The story is about a family who moved to the castle of his wife. The home of the Canterville Ghost was the ancient Canterville Chase, which has all the accoutrements of a traditional haunted house. Descriptions...


Pride and Prejudice

by Jane Austen

'It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.' Thus memorably begins Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, one of the world's most popular...


Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

by Lewis Carroll

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) is an 1865 novel written by English mathematician Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named...


The Life of King Henry the Eighth (Henry Viii)

by William Shakespeare

Henry the Eighth is a play by William Shakespeare, one of his historical chronicles dedicated to the life of English monarchs. The plot of Henry the Eighth is mostly built around the process of the king's divorce....


Told in the East

by Talbot Mundy

Talbot Mundy (born William Lancaster Gribbon) (1879-1940) was an English writer who wrote under the pseudonym Walter Galt. His most famous book is King of the Khyber Rifles: A Romance of Adventure (1916), which...


The Confidence-Man

by Herman Melville

Male, female, deft, fraudulent, constantly shifting: which of the masquerade of passengers on the Mississippi steamboat Fidele is the confidence man? The central motif of Melville's last and most modern novel...


The Eustace Diamonds

by Anthony Trollope

Following the death of her husband Sir Florian, beautiful Lizzie Eustace mysteriously comes into possession of a hugely expensive diamond necklace. She maintains it was a gift from her husband, but the Eustace...


The Outcry

by Henry James

The Outcry, Henry James's final novel, is an effervescent comedy of money and manners. Breckenridge Bender, a very rich American with a distinct resemblance to J.P. Morgan, arrives in England with the purpose...


The Woodlanders

by Thomas Hardy

In this classically simple tale of the disastrous impact of outside life on a secluded community in Dorset, now in a new edition, Hardy narrates the rivalry for the hand of Grace Melbury between a simple and...


The Wrong Box

by Robert Louis Stevenson & Lloyd Osbourne

A black comic novel about the last remaining survivors of a tontine - a group life-insurance policy in which the last surviving member stands to receive a fortune. It is a farcical, eccentric and brilliantly...


Three Men

by Maxim Gorky

Excerpt from Three Men: A Novel There are many solitary graves amid the woods of Kerschentz; within them moulder the bones of old men, men of an ancient piety, and of one of these old men, Antipa, this tale...


Allan's Wife

by H. Rider Haggard

H. Rider Haggard's ongoing saga about dashing explorer Allan Quatermain continues in Allan's Wife, a novel that recounts some of the quests that Quatermain fell into while married to his second wife, an equally...


Affair in Araby

by Talbot Mundy

Affair in Araby is part of action-adventure writer Talbot Mundy's popular Jimgrim series, which chronicles the globetrotting exploits of British secret service agent James Schuyler Grim. In this thrilling installment,...


Afloat and Ashore

by James Fenimore Cooper

Afloat and Ashore is a nautical fiction novel by James Fenimore Cooper.

Set in 1796-1804, the novel follows the maritime adventures of Miles Wallingford Jr. , the son of wealthy New York landowners who chooses...


After Dark

by Wilkie Collins

Curl up with After Dark, the first collection of early detective fiction master Wilkie Collins' short stories. Including a diverse array of mysteries, tales of murder, and family drama in wartime and other chaotic...


Ahead of the Show

by Fred Thorpe

Want a peek behind the curtain of a traveling comedy troupe in the late 1800s? This show business mystery will thrill fans of golden era vaudeville and entertainment, while the puzzle at the center of the story...


Alice Adams

by Booth Tarkington

Alice Adams is a novel by Booth Tarkington that received the 1922 Pulitzer Prize for the Novel. It was adapted as a film in 1923 by Rowland V. Lee and, more famously, in 1935 by George Stevens. The narrative...


All Roads Lead to Calvary

by Jerome K. Jerome

The novel All Roads Lead to Cavalry offers an irreverent take on the social forces at play in England in the period leading up to and just following the outbreak of World War I. If you're interested in history...