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Babbitt

by Sinclair Lewis, Sally E. Parry & Azar Nafisi

In the fall of 1920, Sinclair Lewis began a novel set in a fast-growing city with the heart and mind of a small town. For the center of his cutting satire of American business he created the bustling, shallow,...


Fathers and Sons

by Ivan Turgenev

As Arkady Kirsanov returns home after graduation, his father waits patiently for him—excited to see his much-loved son once again. But in returning home to a world that has remained static, Arkady and his friend...


The Secret Agent

by Joseph Conrad

In a rough-and-ready shop in Soho in Victorian London, Mr. Verloc lives a humble existence sustaining himself, his wife, her infirm mother, and her disabled brother, Stevie. But all is not as it seems with Mr....


The Turn of the Screw

by Henry James

A young governess turns up at a country estate in Essex to care for Miles and Flora, two young orphans left in care of their absentee uncle. Soon after her tenure begins, the governess begins to see strangers...


Fairy Tales

by Brothers Grimm

Fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm have delighted, terrified, and inspired generations of readers. Fairy Tales brings together many of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm’s best-known and loved works, including “Rapunzel,”...


Ethan Frome

by Edith Wharton

Ethan Frome, a lonely and downtrodden farmer, lives alone with his sickly, judgmental wife Zeena and her cousin Mattie, who helps around the house. Ethan and Mattie have feelings for one another, but are trapped...


A Study in Scarlet

by Arthur Conan Doyle

Doctor John Watson is looking for a new place to live when he is introduced to Sherlock Holmes, a peculiar man who happens to be looking for a roommate. Watson soon finds himself fascinated by Holmes’ numerous...


Love and Friendship

by Jane Austen

Love and Friendship and Other Early Works is a collection of juvenile writings by Jane Austen. It includes Love and Friendship and The History of England as well as a preface by G. K. Chesterton. Written as...


Futility, Or The Wreck of the Titan

by Morgan Robertson

Futility, or The Wreck of the Titan is Morgan Robertson’s 1898 novella about the unsinkable ship Titan, which goes down after striking an iceberg in the North Atlantic. Disgraced former naval lieutenant John...


Frank Armstrong, Drop Kicker

by Matthew M. Colton

On a certain warm afternoon in the early part of July any one passing along the main street of the little summer resort of Seawall might have observed, had he chanced to glance seaward, a trim sloop riding easily...


Sport in the Crimea and Caucasus

by Clive Phillipps-wolley

Scarcely a week’s journey from London, with delicious climates and any quantity of game, it always seemed a marvel to me how few English sportsmen ever found their way to the Crimea or Caucasus. It is now...


By Blow and Kiss

by Boyd Cable

IT was fiercely hot inside the hut, although the click and snap of the tin roof spoke of its cooling now that the sun was off it. The men eating their supper at the long deal table sat with shirt sleeves rolled...


Shakespeare Classics For Kids - Romeo and Juliet, Othello, Hamlet, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Winter's Tale, As You Like It and Other Tales Retold For Children (Illustrated Edition)

by Charles And Mary Lamb

+ Illustrated Edition In this wonderful book, Shakespeare's best tales are reduced to a simple level and retold in a more modern style that children -- and, of course, adults too -- could easily read and understand....


A Descant for Gossips

by Thea Astley

This stylish reissue of one of Thea Astley’s finest early novels is a classic story of small-town life. Two schoolteachers are drawn to each other by their concern for a lonely young girl. As long as Vinny...


The Man from Glengarry

by Ralph Connor

Ranald Macdonald is man a living in rural eastern Ontario soon after the Canadian confederation. Faced with the challenges of rural life in Canada and following the example of the minister’s wife who serves...


The Nigger of the Narcissus

by Joseph Conrad

The crew of the merchant ship Narcissus rally around a critically ill fellow crewmember, James Wait, putting their lives and the fate of the ship in jeopardy.

Based in part on author Joseph Conrad’s experience...


The End of the Tether

by Joseph Conrad

Henry Whalley is a true sailor, earning years of experience as a ship’s captain before his retirement. Faced with unexpected financial problems and a desire to help his married daughter earn her place in the...


One of Ours

by Willa Cather

On the surface, Claude Wheeler appears to have a charmed life. The beloved child of a successful farmer and his wife, Claude attends an exclusive college and marries a childhood friend, but nevertheless struggles...


Armadale

by Wilkie Collins

A long-ago murder unites two distantly-related cousins, one of whom appears doomed to repeat the same tragic mistake of his father, a murderer. After running away from his abusive home, Allan Armadale chases...


The Snow Queen

by Hans Christian Andersen

With a single kiss, a young maid saves her beloved from the Snow Queen’s icy imprisonment. When splinters from an evil troll’s magic mirror get into the heart and eye of Kai, he is tricked into accompanying...