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A Month in the Country

by J. L. Carr

This great story explores themes of England's loss of spirituality after the war, and of happiness, melancholy, as the protagonist Birkin recalls healing from wartime experiences and a broken marriage.


The Brandons: A Virago Modern Classic

by Angela Thirkell

Lavinia Brandon is quite the loveliest widow in Barsetshire, blessed with beauty and grace, as well as two handsome grown-up children, Delia and Francis. So thinks their cousin Hilary Grant when he comes to...


Summer Half: A Virago Modern Classic

by Angela Thirkell

To his parents' dismay, Colin Keith - out of the noble but misplaced sense of duty peculiar to high-minded young university graduates - chooses to quit his training for the Bar and take a teaching job at Southbridge...


The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde

by Oscar Wilde

Featuring the entirety of Oscar Wilde’s collected poetry, prose, and dramatic works, this collection demonstrates the author’s wide range, unerring wit, and unique perspective. Bringing together Wilde’s...


The Dancing Floor

by John Buchan

An eminent lawyer Edward Leithen becomes close friends with Vermon Milburne through unusual circumstances of chance. Milburne divulges that since childhood he has had a recurring dream in which an impending...


One of Ours

by Willa Cather

The novel follows life of Claude Wheeler, a Nebraska native, searching for his purpose in life. We see Claude building friendships during his University years and these relationships interrupted when his father...


Alexander's Bridge

by Willa Cather

A construction engineer and world-renowned builder of bridges is undergoing a mid-life crisis. He is married and resumes his acquaintance with a former lover, Hilda Burgoyne, in London. The affair gnaws at Bartley's...


Scottish Fiction Classics: The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, The Master of Ballantrae, The House with the Green Shutters

by James Hogg, R. L. Stevenson & George Douglas Brown

A collection of classic Scottish historical fiction, with superbly plotted and descriptive narratives. Bundled by subject matter, the books complement each other to create a compelling trilogy. "Palimpsest's...


Scottish Adventure Classics: John Burnet of Barns, Kidnapped, Sick Heart River

by John Buchan & R. L. Stevenson

A collection of classic adventure fiction, with superbly plotted and descriptive narratives. Bundled by subject matter, the books complement each other to create a compelling trilogy. "Palimpsest's eClassics...


The Kailyard Collection: Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush, The Stickit Minister, Robert Urquhart

by Ian Maclaren, S. R. Crockett & Gabriel Setoun

A collection of three classic ‘Kailyard’ novels, each offering a superbly plotted and descriptive narrative. Bundled by subject matter rather than author, the books create a compelling trilogy. "Palimpsest's...


Masterpieces of the English Short Novel: Nine Complete Short Novels

by Kenneth H. Brown

These nine novels are the best of the best—great writing by some of the most brilliant literary minds of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Samuel Johnson’s biography of Richard Savage raises the life...


The secret of the League

by Ernest Bramah

"The secret of the League" is a dystopian novel written by Ernest Bramah, which is widely credited for having inspired George Orwell and his 1984 for its realistic, detailed and vivid depiction of the rise of...


The Leavenworth case

by Anna Katharine Green

“The Leavenworth case” is a crime novel written in 1878 by American writer Anna Katharine Green. This book, often referred to as a {criminal romance}, is considered to be the first crime novel written by...


The big bow mystery

by Israel Zangwill

"The Big bow mystery" is a crime novel written in 1892 by the writer Israel Zangwill, otherwise famous for his humorous works and his political engagement towards the cause of Zionism. Considered to be the first...


The absent-minded coterie

by Robert Barr

“The absent-minded coterie” is a crime short story written in 1906 by Scottish writer Robert Barr. It features French detective Eugène Valmont, born out of a compilation of short stories titled “The triumphs...


Max Carrados

by Ernest Bramah

"Max Carrados" is a compilation of short stories published in 1914 by the English author Ernest Bramah. It is the first appearance of the blind sleuth Max Carrados, accompanied by his faithful but not always...


A Lady of Quality

by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Although best known for Little Lord Fauntleroy and The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett was considered one of the leading writers in America on the strength of her adult novels, which made her name in...


Through One Administration

by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Although best known for Little Lord Fauntleroy and The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett was considered one of the leading writers in America on the strength of her adult novels, which made her name in...


August Folly: A Virago Modern Classic

by Angela Thirkell

It's August in the Barsetshire village of Worsted, and Richard Tebben, just down from Oxford, is contemplating the gloomy prospect of a long summer in the parental home. But the numerous and impossibly glamorous...


Selected Novels of Edith Wharton

by Edith Wharton

This special ebook edition includes four of Edith Wharton’s best-known novels: The Age of Innocence, The House of Mirth, Ethan Frome, and Madame de Treymes.