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The Sea Wolf

by Jack London

Set adrift after a collision with another vessel, ferry passenger Humphrey van Weyden is picked up by the seal-hunting schooner the Ghost. His relief at being rescued slowly turns into concern once he meets...


The Magic Story

by Frederick Van Rensselaer Day

The runaway bestseller "The Magic Story" was first published in 1900 in "Success Magazine". It has been constantly in print ever since. Those who read this parable are fabled to live a charmed life and enjoy...


The War of the Worlds

by H. G. Wells

Mankind finds itself in a fight for its very survival when invaders from Mars land on Earth. Using their vastly superior technology the Martians make short order of all the great powers of Earth, laying waste...


The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The powerful story of Benjamin Button, who starts his life as an old man and gradually becomes younger, is one of F. Scott Fitzgerald's best known stories, and now a major motion picture. "This story was inspired...


Oroonoko: Or, The Royal Slave, A True Story

by Aphra Behn

The bestselling story by a legendary female writer--a tale of love, slavery, and rebellion.

When Prince Oroonoko's passion for the virtuous Imoinda arouses the jealousy of his grandfather, the lovers are cast...


The John Carter of Mars Collection (7 Novels + Bonus Audiobook Links)

by Edgar Rice Burroughs & Digital Papyrus

The John Carter of Mars Collection (7 Novels + Bonus Audiobook Links)

"In one respect at least the Martians are a happy people, they have no lawyers." — Edgar Rice Burroughs, A Princess of Mars

* Professional...


The Shadow Line: A Confession

by Joseph Conrad

The Shadow Line is a novella by Joseph Conrad. A young man becomes captain of a ship in the Orient, and his experiences bring him to the threshold of his development into maturity: the shadow line. The story...


Mary Barton

by Elizabeth Gaskell

The first novel by English writer Elizabeth Gaskell, Mary Barton was published in 1848. It tells of the plight of the lower class in Manchester during the 1830s and 1840s. Contrasting the gap between rich and...


Frankenstein

by Mary Shelley

The genesis of Frankenstein’s draft is certainly bizarre. In 1817 Mary Shelley spent the summer nearby Lake Geneva, together with her husband Percy Bysshe Shelley (poet and philosopher) and some other friends...


Dracula

by Bram Stoker

Dracula is a gothic novel written, in 1897, by Bram Stoker using the format of diaries and letters. Its main character was inspired by the real life of Prince Vlad III of Wallachia (1431-1476), famous for being...


Sister Carrie: A Novel

by Theodore Dreiser

A country girl moves to the big city and lives her own version of the American Dream by becoming mistress to the men of her choice and so working her way to fame as an actress.

Sinclair Lewis said of the novel...


The Yellow Wallpaper

by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

The Yellow Wallpaper is a story by the American writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman. It is regarded as an important early work of American feminist literature, illustrating attitudes in the 19th century toward women's...


A Doll's House

by Henrik Ibsen

A Doll's House is a three-act play in prose by the playwright Henrik Ibsen. It premiered at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 21 December 1879, having been published earlier that month. The play was...


Metamorphosis

by Franz Kafka

The Metamorphosis is a novella by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915. It has been cited as one of the seminal works of fiction of the 20th century and is studied in colleges and universities across the Western...


Mosses from an Old Manse and Other Stories

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

In the latter part of the last century there lived a man of science, an eminent proficient in every branch of natural philosophy, who not long before our story opens had made experience of a spiritual affinity...


Shirley

by Charlotte Bronte

Shirley was the second published novel by Charlotte Bronte, after Jane Eyre. It is a social novel set against the backdrop of the Luddite uprisings in Yorshire after the Napoleonic Wars, particularly in the...


Mrs. Dalloway

by Virginia Woolf

“She had teh perpetual sense, as she watched the taxi cabs, of being out, out, far out to sea and alone; she always had the feeling that it was very, very, dangerous tol ive even one day.” –From Mrs. Dalloway...


The Temptation of Saint Anthony: A Revelation of the Soul

by Gustave Flaubert

Gustave Flaubert spent his life working on and revising the book he considered his greatest work, before releasing this final version in 1874. Written in a play script form, The Temptation of Saint Anthony describes...


O Pioneers!

by Willa Cather

A Swedish family migrate to Nebraska at the turn of the 20th century. The daughter of the family inherits the land when her father dies, and the story follows her struggle to maintain it when many around her...


Savage Coast

by Muriel Rukeyser & Rowena Kennedy-Epstein

Never before published, this autobiographical novel captures the politics and passion of the Spanish Civil War.