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The Monster

by Edgar Saltus

When the clergyman had gone, the bride turned. Before her was an open window before which was the open sea. In the air was a tropical languor, a savour of brine, the scent of lilies, the sound of mandolins that...


The Heart of the Ancient Wood

by Charles G. D. Roberts

Not indolently soft, like that which sifts in green shadow through the leafage of a summer garden, but tense, alertly and mysteriously expectant, was the silence of the forest. It was somehow like a vast bubble...


The Annotated Peter Pan (The Centennial Edition)  (The Annotated Books)

by J. M. Barrie & Maria Tatar

"Peter Pan is a great and refining and uplifting benefaction to this sordid and money-mad age."—Mark Twain One hundred years after J. M. Barrie published the novel Peter and Wendy, Maria Tatar revisits a story...


Jim

by Charles G. D. Roberts

Jim’s mother was a big cross-bred bitch, half Newfoundland and half bloodhound, belonging to Black Saunders, one of the hands at the Brine’s Rip Mills. As the mills were always busy, Saunders was always...


The Putnam Hall Encampment

by Arthur M. Winfield

This story is complete in itself but forms the fifth volume in a line issued under the general title of “Putnam Hall Series.” As I have mentioned several times, this series was started at the solicitation...


A Christmas Carol (Illustrated)

by Charles Dickens

"A Christmas Carol" is a novella by Charles Dickens. It was first published in London by Chapman & Hall on 19 December 1843. The novella met with instant success and critical acclaim. "Carol" tells the story...


The Bears of Blue River

by Charles Major

The Bears of Blue River by Charles Major. Illustrated edition by A. B. Frost and Others. The Bears of Blue River describes the adventures of a young boy growing up in early nineteenth-century rural Indiana....


The Forest Farm

by Peter Rosegger

Rosegger: An Appreciation THE unmistakable trend of our time is the civilisation—which, in its modern form, is largely urbanisation—of the whole habitable globe. From its centres outwards it is thrusting...


Elsket and Other Stories

by Thomas Nelson Page

I spent a month of the summer of 188- in Norway—"Old Norway"—and a friend of mine, Dr. John Robson, who is as great a fisherman as he is a physician, and knows that I love a stream where the trout and I...


The Velveteen Rabbit, or How Toys Become Real: Illustrated

by Margery Williams

The Velveteen Rabbit, or How Toys Become Real: Illustrated. A children's novel written by Margery Williams and illustrated by William Nicholson. It chronicles the story of a stuffed rabbit and his quest to become...


Classic American Autobiographies

by William L. Andrews & Paul John Eakin

The true diversity of the American experience comes to life in this superlative collection.

A True History of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson (1682), perhaps the first American bestseller,...


The Rise of Silas Lapham

by William Dean Howells, Louis Auchincloss & Jason Courtmanche

The Rise of Silas Lapham was the first important novel to center on the American businessman and the first to treat its theme with a realism that foreshadowed the work of modern writers. In his story of one...


Subtly Worded

by Teffi, Robert Chandler & Anne Marie Jackson

A selection of the finest stories by this female Chekhov

Teffi's genius with the short form made her a literary star in pre-revolutionary Russia, beloved by Tsar Nicholas II and Vladimir Lenin alike. These stories,...


The Man in the Iron Mask

by Alexandre Dumas, Roger Celestin & Jack Zipes

Deep inside the dreaded Bastille, a young prisoner has languished, his face hidden from all, for eight long years. He knows neither his true identity nor the crime that got him there. Then Aramis, one of the...


Utopia

by Thomas More

"Utopia" ("Libellus vere aureus, nec minus salutaris quam festivus, de optimo rei publicae statu deque nova insula Utopia") is a work of fiction and political philosophy by Thomas More (1478–1535) published...


The Jewish State

by Theodor Herzl

"Der Judenstaat" (German, literally "The Jew State", commonly translated as "The Jewish State") is a pamphlet written by Theodor Herzl and published in February 1896 in Leipzig and Vienna by M. Breitenstein's...


The Girls of Chequertrees

by Marion St John Webb

On a cold, damp January evening a woman sat in the dusk of a fire-lit room gazing through the window. For half an hour she had been sitting there fidgeting impatiently with her hands and feet every few minutes,...


Scottish Fiction Classics: The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, The Master of Ballantrae, The House with the Green Shutters

by James Hogg, R. L. Stevenson & George Douglas Brown

A collection of classic Scottish historical fiction, with superbly plotted and descriptive narratives. Bundled by subject matter, the books complement each other to create a compelling trilogy. "Palimpsest's...


Scottish Adventure Classics: John Burnet of Barns, Kidnapped, Sick Heart River

by John Buchan & R. L. Stevenson

A collection of classic adventure fiction, with superbly plotted and descriptive narratives. Bundled by subject matter, the books complement each other to create a compelling trilogy. "Palimpsest's eClassics...


The Kailyard Collection: Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush, The Stickit Minister, Robert Urquhart

by Ian Maclaren, S. R. Crockett & Gabriel Setoun

A collection of three classic ‘Kailyard’ novels, each offering a superbly plotted and descriptive narrative. Bundled by subject matter rather than author, the books create a compelling trilogy. "Palimpsest's...