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The Complete Father Brown Stories

by G. K. Chesterton

Father Brown is featured in a series of short stories where he solves mysteries and crimes using his intuition and keen understanding of human nature. The character was loosely based by Chesterton on Father...


Wuthering Heights

by Emily Bronte

A country gentleman returns one night to his isolated and unforgiving home with a gypsy child tucked under his cloak. Treated as an animal, the child Heathcliff grows up twisted and wild. But he and the daughter...


Middlemarch

by George Eliot

In the fictional town of Middlemarch, selflessness, social reform, and romantic love struggle to survive against human foolishness, economic missteps, and societal ideals. Young and intelligent, Dorothea Brooke...


The Little Prince (Illustrated)

by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

"The Little Prince" (French: Le Petit Prince), first published in 1943, is a novella, the most famous work of the French aristocrat, writer, poet and pioneering aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900–1944)....


Siddhartha

by Herman Hesse

In the novel, Siddhartha, a young man, leaves his family for a contemplative life, then, restless, discards it for one of the flesh. He conceives a son, but bored and sickened by lust and greed, moves on again....


The Aeneid of Virgil

by Virgil & Allen Mandelbaum

Aeneas flees the ashes of Troy to found the city of Rome and change forever the course of the Western world--as literature as well.  Virgil's Aeneid is as eternal as Rome itself, a sweeping epic of arms and...


South Riding

by Winifred Holtby

Winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, Winifred Holtby's great novel SOUTH RIDING was published posthumously. She died only a few months after finishing it and never saw it in print. It has since been...


Returning Home

by Anthony Trollope

In the first month of her hurry and flurry Mrs. Arkwright was a happy woman. She would see her mother again and her sisters. It was now four years since she had left them on the quay at Southampton, while all...


Dr. Wortle's School

by Anthony Trollope

Mr Peacocke, a Classical scholar, has come to Broughtonshire with his beautiful American wife to live as a schoolmaster. But when the blackmailing brother of her American first husband appears at the school...


Doctor Thome

by Anthony Trollope

Frank has but one duty before him. He must marry money.'

The squire of Greshamsbury has fallen on hard times, and it is incumbent on his son Frank to make a good marriage. But Frank loves the doctor's niece,...


The Parson's Daughter of Oxney Colne

by Anthony Trollope

But our present story will have more to do with his daughter than with him. A pretty girl, I have said, was Patience Woolsworthy; and one, too, in many ways remarkable. She had taken her outlook into life, weighing...


John Caldigate

by Anthony Trollope

This is the fourth book of "The Manor House Novels." It is the last novel that Trollope wrote, and is considered by many judges to be one of the best.


The Kellys and the O'Kellys

by Anthony Trollope

Written by renouned English novelist, Anthony Trollope, The Kellys and the O'Kellys is one of four of Trolopes four novels about Ireland. Written in 1848, this novel is a humorous comparison of the romantic...


The Enormous Room

by E.E. Cummings

A high-energy romp, the poet's prose memoir recounts his military service in World War I, when a comedy of errors led to his unjust arrest and imprisonment for treason.


Cousin Henry

by Anthony Trollope

First published in serial form in the Manchester Weekly Times and the North British Weekly Mail in the spring of 1879 and in book form in October, 1879


Barchester Towers

by Anthony Trollope

The old bishop dies, the archdeacon, Dr. Grantly fails to succeed him and a new bishop, Dr. Proudie is appointed. Dr. Grantly gains a worthy foe, not the new bishop but his wife, Mrs. Proudie, strict sabatarian...


Greenmantle

by John Buchan

In John Buchan’s second book focusing on the exploits of the ever resourceful Richard Hannay, we find the English secret agent deep behind enemy lines as World War One rages. This time Hannay is tasked by...


Six Novels of Jane Austen

by Jane Austen

Collected together in one magnificent volume, Six Novels of Jane Austen features a range of carefully edited books which show the development of Austen as a writer and social commentator. From the early optimism...


The Eyes Have It

by Philip K. Dick

A smart play on common English idioms, “The Eyes Have It” tells of a narrator who discovers hidden references to an invading alien race between the covers of his paperback book.

Philip K. Dick was an American...


Madame de Treymes

by Edith Wharton

An American in Paris at the turn of the nineteenth century, John Durham pays court to an old flame, Fanny Frisbee, now married to the dissolute Marquis de Malrive. Devoutly Catholic, Fanny’s husband is unlikely...