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A History of Giants

by Henry Lanier

Man in his youth was so fond of giants that, not finding them large or plentiful enough, he created a bounteous supply. He gave them precedence of himself. In the frozen North they came even before the gods:...


Heart of Darkness

by Joseph Conrad

Dark allegory describes the narrator's journey up the Congo River and his meeting with, and fascination by, Mr. Kurtz, a mysterious personage who dominates the unruly inhabitants of the region. Masterly blend...


Cinderella

by Anonymous

Cinderella is a folk tale embodying a myth-element of unjust oppression/triumphant reward. Thousands of variants are known throughout the world. The title character is a young woman living in unfortunate circumstances,...


At the Earth's Core

by Edgar Rice Burroughs

At the Earth's Core is a fantasy novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the first in his series about the fictional "hollow earth" land of Pellucidar. It first appeared as a four-part serial in All-Story Weekly from...


Anthem

by Ayn Rand

Anthem is a dystopian fiction novella by Ayn Rand.

It takes place at some unspecified future date when mankind has entered another dark age. Technological advancement is now carefully planned and the concept...


The Arabian Nights Entertainments

by Andrew Lang

The Arabian Nights Entertainments is a collection of Middle Eastern and South Asian stories and folk tales compiled in Arabic during the Islamic Golden Age. The work was collected over many centuries by various...


Minor Detail

by Jack Sharkey

General Webb had a simply magnificent idea for getting ground forces into the enemy's territory despite rockets and missiles and things like that. It was a grand scheme, except for one Minor Detail.

Jack Sharkey...


Metropolis

by Thea von Harbou

Metropolis is a novel by the German writer Thea von Harbou. 

The story is set in 2026 in a technologically advanced city, which is sustained by the existence of an underground society of labourers. The son of...


Gulliver's Travels

by Jonathan Swift

Gulliver's Travels is a prose satire by Irish writer and clergyman Jonathan Swift, that is both a satire on human nature and the "travellers' tales" literary subgenre. It is Swift's best known full-length work,...


Grimm's Fairy Tales

by Jacob Grimm & Wilhelm Grimm

Grimm's Fairy Tales is a collection of German fairy tales published by the Grimm brothers, Jacob and Wilhelm. The collection is commonly known in English as Grimm's Fairy Tales.

The first volume of the first...


Flappers and Philosophers

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Flappers and Philosophers is the first collection of short stories written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It includes eight stories:

"The Offshore Pirate"

"The Ice Palace"

"Head and Shoulders"

"The Cut-Glass Bowl"

"Bernice...


Five Children and It

by Edith Nesbit

Five Children and It is a children's novel by English author Edith Nesbit. 

Like Nesbit's The Railway Children, the story begins when a group of children move from London to the countryside of Kent. The five...


Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz

by L. Frank Baum

Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz is the fourth book set in the Land of Oz written by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by John R. Neill. It was published on June 18, 1908 and reunites Dorothy with the humbug Wizard...


Beauty and the Beast

by Marie Leprince de Beaumont

Beauty and the Beast is a traditional fairy tale written by Marie Leprince de Beaumont. It was influenced by some earlier stories, such as Cupid and Psyche, written by Lucius Apuleius Madaurensi in The Golden...


Around the World in 80 Days

by Jules Verne

Around the World in 80 Days is a classic adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne.

In the story, Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world...


Arm of the Law

by Harry Harrison

A quiet backwater outpost on Mars gets a surprise in the form of a new police recruit - in a box! Yep, it's a prototype robot cop sent to the backwater station for testing. And Harrison tells the strange, funny...


American Fairy Tales

by L. Frank Baum

American Fairy Tales is the title of a collection of twelve fantasy stories by L. Frank Baum, published in 1901 by the George M. Hill Company, the firm that issued The Wonderful Wizard of Oz the previous year. ...


Allan Quatermain

by H. Rider Haggard

Allan Quatermain is the protagonist of H. Rider Haggard's 1885 novel King Solomon's Mines and its sequels. Allan Quatermain was also the title of a book in this sequence.

The character Quatermain is an English-born...


A Voyage to Arcturus

by David Lindsay

A Voyage to Arcturus is a novel by Scottish writer David Lindsay. It combines fantasy, philosophy, and science fiction in an exploration of the nature of good and evil and their relationship with existence....


A Prisoner in Fairyland

by Algernon Blackwood

A curious, unusual, puzzling type of book. The story of the awakening of a London financier who, after long years spent in the amassing of a fortune, reverts to his early dream of becoming a great philanthropist....