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The Metamorphosis

by Franz Kafka

Gregor Samsa awakes one morning to find himself transformed into a gigantic insect. The story follows Gregor's attempts to adjust to his new reality while maintaining relationships with his family. Kafka's celebrated...


The Invisible Man

by H. G. Wells & Matthew Beaumont

'The man's become inhuman ... He has cut himself off from his kind. His blood be upon his own head.' One night in the depths of winter, a bizarre and sinister stranger wrapped in bandages and eccentric clothing...


Agnes Grey

by Anne Brontë

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY SAMANTHA ELLIS

When Agnes's father loses the family savings, young Agnes determines to make her own living - as a governess. Working for the Bloomfields, her enthusiasm is soon dampened...


Soldiers of Fortune

by Richard Harding Davis

Davis was born on April 18, 1864. He made his reputation as a newspaper reporter in May to June 1889, by reporting on the devastation of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, following the infamous flood. He added to his...


Effi Briest

by Theodor Fontane

Effi Briest, the classic German realist novel, follows a young woman through her life and marriage. She is an innocent when she is married to the social climbing Instetten, and longs for wordly things. When...


The Time Machine

by H.G. Wells

In the Time Traveller's miraculous new machine, we will be carried from a Victorian dinner table to 802,701 AD, when the Earth is divided between the gentle, ineffective Eloi, and the ape-like Morlocks; forward...


The Invisible Man

by H.G. Wells

The stranger arrives early in February, one wintry day, through a biting wind and a driving snow. He is wrapped up from head to foot, and the brim of his hat hides every inch of his face. Rude and rough, the...


The Island of Doctor Moreau

by H.G. Wells

They say that terror is a disease...

A shipwrecked man finds himself, after various twists of Fate, on a lonely tropical island. From a locked enclosure the cries of animals in pain can be heard, and there is...


The War of the Worlds

by H.G. Wells

No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's; that as men busied themselves about their various...


Uncle Tom’s Cabin

by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Uncle Tom’s Cabin is one of the few books that can lay claim to having actually changed the world. Although the American anti-slavery movement had existed at least as long as the nation itself, Stowe’s novel...


Rudyard Kipling: The Complete Jungle Books [The Jungle Book & The Second Jungle Book] (Book House)

by Rudyard Kipling & Book House

This book contains the complete texts of both "The Jungle Book" (1894) and "The Second Jungle Book" (1895). The Jungle Books can be regarded as classic stories told by an adult to children. But they also constitute...


Helen Ford

by Horatio Alger Jr.

Not many minutes walk from Broadway, situated on one of the cross streets intersecting the great thoroughfare, is a large building not especially inviting in its aspect, used as a lodging and boarding-house....


The Red Sphinx: A Sequel to The Three Musketeers

by Alexandre Dumas & Lawrence Ellsworth

For the first time in English in over a century, a new translation of the forgotten sequel to Dumas’s The Three Musketeers, continuing the dramatic tale of Cardinal Richelieu and his implacable enemies. In...


Waiting for the Barbarians: A Novel

by J. M. Coetzee

A modern classic by Nobel Laureate J.M. Coetzee. J.M. Coetzee's latest novel, The Schooldays of Jesus, will soon be available from Viking.

For decades the Magistrate has been a loyal servant of the Empire,...


Thomas Hardy: The Complete Novels [Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Jude the Obscure, The Mayor of Casterbridge, Two on a Tower, etc] (Book House)

by Thomas Hardy

Here you will find the complete novels of Thomas Hardy in the chronological order of their original publication. - Desperate Remedies - Under the Greenwood Tree - A Pair of Blue Eyes - Far From the Madding Crowd...


Julius, the Street Boy

by Horatio Alger Jr.

“Where are you goin’, Julius? Where’s yer blackin’ box?” asked Patrick Riley. “I’ve retired from business,” said Julius. “Did yer rich uncle die, and leave yer a fortune?” “No, but he’s...


The Adventures of Leucippe and Clitophon

by Goodreads & Achilles Tatius

The Adventures of Leucippe and Clitophon, written by Achilles Tatius, is one of the five surviving Ancient Greek romances, notable for its many similarities to Longus' Daphnis and Chloe, and its apparent mild...


Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Complete Novels [The Scarlet Letter, The House of the Seven Gables, Fanshawe, etc.] (Book House)

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

This book contains the complete novels of Nathaniel Hawthorne in the chronological order of their original publication. - Fanshawe - The Scarlet Letter - The House of the Seven Gables - The Blithedale Romance...


Parmenides

by Plato

The awe with which Plato regarded the character of 'the great' Parmenides has extended to the dialogue which he calls by his name. None of the writings of Plato have been more copiously illustrated, both in...


Charmides

by Plato

Yesterday evening I returned from the army at Potidaea, and having been a good while away, I thought that I should like to go and look at my old haunts. So I went into the palaestra of Taureas, which is over...