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The Witch Hypnotizer

by Zena A. Maher

This fascinating allegorical text offers readers a glimpse of an archetype that has mostly been overlooked in literature: the good witch. In the book, the mysterious central figure simply called the Witch has...


Hyacinth

by George A. Birmingham

At the turn of the twentieth century, Ireland was a maelstrom of political and sectoral conflict, and with the publication of his novel Hyacinth, the Church of Ireland clergyman James Owen Hannay (who wrote...


Jerusalem

by Selma Lagerlof & Velma Swanston Howard

Inspired by a visit to a religious commune in the U.S., the novel Jerusalem is regarded by many as the most accomplished work in Nobel Prize-winning author Selma Lagerlof's oeuvre. A stirring examination of...


The Emperor of Portugallia

by Selma Lagerlof

Many critics and fans have drawn parallels between The Emperor of Portugallia and Shakespeare's masterpiece of father-daughter dysfunction, King Lear. In the novel, the teenage daughter of a small-town Swedish...


The Girl From the Marsh Croft: And Other Stories

by Selma Lagerlof & Velma Swanston Howard

This collection of stories from Nobel Prize-winning writer Selma Lagerlof offers up fascinating facets of life from turn-of-the-twentieth-century Sweden. Many of the tales are almost fable-like in their simplicity,...


Action Front

by Boyd Cable

In the midst of World War I, writer Boyd Cable carved out a niche for himself by collecting factual nuggets from the front lines of the conflict and using them as the foundation for gritty, action-packed short...


Invisible Links

by Selma Lagerlof

Step into Scandinavia with this charming collection of tales from acclaimed Swedish author Selma Lagerlof. In terms of subject matter, the tales range from realistic portraits of rural family life to fanciful...


The Vicar of Wrexhill

by Frances Trollope

The mother of renowned novelist Anthony Trollope, Frances Trollope was an important literary figure in her own right. She made significant contributions to the then-nascent genre of travel writing, as well as...


The Widow Barnaby

by Frances Trollope

The mother of the renowned novelist Anthony Trollope, Frances Trollope began her literary career in the realm of non-fiction, publishing an excoriating takedown of American manners and mores in 1832. She then...


The Fifth Queen: And How She Came to Court

by Ford Madox Ford

Katharine Howard was the fifth wife of England's Henry VIII and the second of his wives to be executed. Ford Madox Ford's fictionalized account of their courtship and marriage in the Fifth Queen trilogy is regarded...


Privy Seal: His Last Venture

by Ford Madox Ford

The tumultuous relationship between Katharine Howard and England's King Henry VIII was inextricably entwined with the rise to power and eventual fall of Thomas Cromwell, who served as the Lord Privy Seal. In...


The Young Lovell: A Romance

by Ford Madox Ford

Many of British writer Ford Madox Ford's most acclaimed works are in the genre of historical fiction, and The Young Lovell highlights Ford's strengths in this domain. Structurally, the novel bears similarities...


The New Machiavelli

by H. G. Wells

Dive into the scandalous roman à clef that shocked the world. Based in part on H. G. Wells' own alleged affair with a much-younger woman, the novel The New Machiavelli follows the rise to power of brilliant...


The Fifth Queen Crowned

by Ford Madox Ford

The Fifth Queen Crowned is the final book in a trilogy of historical romances based on the courtship, marriage, and eventual dissolution of the relationship between England's notorious King Henry VIII and Katharine...


A Chain of Evidence

by Carolyn Wells

Curl up with this classic locked room mystery from author Carolyn Wells. A man has been murdered in his Manhattan home, and only a few people had access to the residence. Unless lawyer Otis Landon and famed...


The Come Back

by Carolyn Wells

American poet and writer Carolyn Wells penned a series of mystery novels that are sure to please fans of Agatha Christie and others from the classic era of the genre. In the page-turner The Come Back, supernatural...


The Dorrance Domain

by Carolyn Wells

This charmer geared for younger audiences will draw in even reluctant readers. Fed up with the rat race and hassle of life in the big city, four children and their doting, adventurous grandmother take up residence...


The Gold Bag

by Carolyn Wells

A wealthy entrepreneur is found murdered in the study of his lavish New Jersey mansion. A young detective tries his hand at cracking the case, but conflicting clues leave him confused and frustrated. It's not...


In the Onyx Lobby

by Carolyn Wells

Carolyn Wells is regarded as one of the most influential writers of the Golden Age of mystery novels; she even penned a well-known book on mystery writing techniques. Her unparalleled skill at crafting airtight...


The Diamond Pin

by Carolyn Wells

If you've got a soft spot for ingeniously plotted mysteries that keep you on the edge of your seat, add Carolyn Wells' The Diamond Pin to your must-read list. This classic from the golden era of the genre will...