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The Last Entry

by William Clark Russell

Unlike many other writers of nautical action-adventure, William Clark Russell often added a layer of psychological and existential terror to his tales of heroism and happenstance on the high seas, reflecting...


The Wreck of the Grosvenor: An Account of the Mutiny of the Crew and the Loss of the Ship When Trying to Make the Bermudas

by William Clark Russell

After a career at sea that caused his health to deteriorate, William Clark Russell retired and turned his attention to writing. Though he published several novels before The Wreck of the Grosvenor, this action-packed...


The Frozen Pirate

by William Clark Russell

Sailor Paul Rodney thinks he's cheated death when he barely escapes with his life from a disastrous storm that lays waste to his ship and its entire crew. The sole survivor of the crash, Rodney drifts helplessly...


Ringan Gilhaize: Or

by John Galt

John Galt's ambitious novel Ringan Gilhaize presents a detailed historical account of the rise of opposing religious factions in Scotland in the early modern period. Told by the eponymous character, the story...


A Marriage at Sea

by William Clark Russell

This rollicking high seas adventure from William Clark Russell combines the best of both worlds: plenty of the kind of thrilling nautical near-misses, clashes, and hijinks that the author is known for, plus...


The Honour of the Flag: And Other Stories

by William Clark Russell

Set sail for classic high seas adventure with this eclectic volume of short stories from William Clark Russell. Ranging from straightforward nautical action in the traditional vein to tales with a terrifying...


The Wind in the Rose-Bush: And Other Stories of the Supernatural

by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman

Author Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman gained acclaim in her time as a chronicler of life in rural New England. In this creepy collection of supernatural tales, Freeman makes full use of both her spare, skillful...


Held to Answer: A Novel

by Peter Clark Macfarlane

This ingeniously plotted novel reveals the strange ways that men and women choose to act out their romantic feelings -- and the lengths some will go to avenge unrequited love. John Hampstead is a jack-of-all-trades...


Told in the Coffee House: Turkish Tales

by Cyrus Adler

Arkansas-born educator and scholar Cyrus Adler had the opportunity to spend a significant amount of time in and around Constantinople in the late nineteenth century. During his time there, he became fascinated...


French Short Stories

by Various

Whether you're a longtime fan of French fiction or just beginning to explore the genre, this wide-ranging collection of short stories is an excellent grab-bag of tales from one of Europe's literary hotspots....


The Ten-Foot Chain: Or

by Achmed Abdullah, Max Brand & E. K. Means

This unique collection of short stories came about when a dinnertime conversation led to the following question being posed: What would happen if a man and woman were forced to spend several days shackled to...


Our Casualty and Other Stories

by George A. Birmingham

"George A. Birmingham" was one of the pen names used by James Owen Hannay, a lifelong Church of Ireland minister who also wrote novels and short stories. The tales collected in Our Casualty and Other Stories...


Priscilla's Spies

by George A. Birmingham

Irish writer James Owen Hannay wrote under the pen name "George A. Birmingham," in part to keep his literary career distinct from his work as a clergyman. This delightful romp presents a charming account of...


The Red Hand of Ulster

by George A. Birmingham

The first few novels by James Owen Hannay, an Irish clergyman who wrote under the name "George A. Birmingham," caused a national controversy and nearly imploded his career in the church when Catholics accused...


Gossamer

by George A. Birmingham

James Owen Hannay, the Irish clergyman who wrote under the pseudonym "George A. Birmingham," began his literary career with a novel that addressed sensitive political matters in a serious manner. After that...


General John Regan

by George A. Birmingham

James Owen Hannay was an Irish clergyman who wrote dozens of novels, stories and plays under the pen name "George A. Birmingham." General John Regan is a sharp satirical play about a charming huckster who spearheads...


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...