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Michael's Crag

by Grant Allen

Unemployed and down on his luck, Eustace Le Neve's fortunes take a sharp turn for the better when he meets a charming young lady named Cleer Trevannick. Immediately smitten, he wants to marry Cleer, but he has...


The House of the Dead: Or Prison Life in Siberia

by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, H. S. Edwards & Ernest Rhys

In 1849, renowned Russian thinker and novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky was sentenced to execution for his subversive political beliefs. As he awaited his turn in front of the firing squad, Tsar Nicholas I sent a...


Raffles: Further Adventures of the Amateur Cracksman

by E. W. Hornung

E. W. Hornung struck literary gold with his unforgettable creation A. J. Raffles, a gentleman thief whose capers and heists are carried out according to a strict (though skewed) moral code and with enviable...


The Shadow of the Rope

by E. W. Hornung

This fast-paced page-turner from E. W. Hornung has something for every reader: a juicy murder mystery, a tender romance, charming local color, a critique of Victorian social mores, around-the-world adventures,...


No Hero

by E. W. Hornung

Wounded warrior Duncan receives a mysterious letter from an old friend requesting his counsel. During a follow-up visit, he presses Elizabeth for details, and she admits that an older woman whose intent could...


Uncle's Dream and The Permanent Husband

by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky is today best remembered for his longer works, including the sprawling philosophical epic The Brothers Karamazov. Although his shorter works of fiction have received less...


At Large

by E. W. Hornung

During a formative period in his early adulthood, English-born author E. W. Hornung spent several years working as a tutor at a desolate outpost in the Australian wilderness. This experience proved to be instrumental...


The Camera Fiend

by E. W. Hornung

Teenager Tony Upton, beset by a chronic case of asthma, has lived a sheltered, quiet life, tucked away from the world and left mostly to his own devices. But everything changes one day when what starts out as...


Witching Hill

by E. W. Hornung

This surprisingly sophisticated series of linked tales will definitely ensnare the attention of fans of supernatural fiction. Set in a small community called Witching Hill, the book recounts several strange...


The Crime Doctor

by E. W. Hornung

Author E. W. Hornung is perhaps best remembered for creating the unforgettably raffish criminal mastermind, Raffles. In the novel The Crime Doctor, Hornung flips the script and takes a hard look at crime from...


The Shadow of a Man

by E. W. Hornung

Set in rural Australia, E. W. Hornung's mystery novel The Shadow of a Man follows a pair of newlyweds who are determined to make their improbable union work, no matter the odds. But little do they know exactly...


The Thousandth Woman

by E. W. Hornung

This tightly plotted mystery from E. W. Hornung tells the tale of Mr. Cazalet. Though he appears to be a globe-trotting adventurer without a care in the world, his past holds a dark secret -- and he'll go to...


Lady Susan, The Watsons, and Sanditon

by Jane Austen

Jane Austen's interesting lesser-known works all together in one book: Lady Susan, The Watsons, and Sanditon...............................................................................................................................................................


Collected Stories 2: Volume 2

by Henry James

 

Encompassing a period of almost fifty years, the stories of Henry James represent the most remarkable feat of sustained literary creation in modern times. For sheer richness, variety and intensity, they have...


The Shadow-Line: A Confession

by Joseph Conrad

The masterpiece of Joseph Conrad’s later years, the autobiographical short novel The Shadow-Line depicts a young man at a crossroads in his life, facing a desperate crisis that marks the “shadow-line”...


Captains Courageous: A Story of the Grand Banks

by Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling's 1897 novel Captains Courageous follows the adventures and subsequent growth of the spoiled young son of a railroad tycoon. Aboard a fishing boat after being washed off his transatlantic steamship,...


Washington Square

by Henry James

Washington Square by Henry James is the story of the gentle, dull Catherine Sloper who falls for the ambivalent Morris Townsend, who her father believes is a fortune hunter. When Catherine's father refuses to...


Kim

by Rudyard Kipling

The orphan Kim, whose father was an Irish soldier, makes his living by begging on the streets of Lahore and running errands. An aged Tibetan Lama is on a journey to find the mythical "River of the Arrow" and...


The Taming of the Shrew

by William Shakespeare

The Taming of the Shrew is perhaps one of Shakespeare's most controversial plays by modern standards. Hinging on the courtship between the arrogant Petruchio and the "shrew" of the title Katherina, it is unclear...


The Communist Manifesto

by Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels

Using the authorized English translation, edited and annotated by Engels, this edition features an extensive and provocative introduction by historian Martin Malia.