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Tono-Bungay

by H.G. Wells & Andrea Barrett

The story of an apprentice chemist whose uncle’s worthless medicine becomes a spectacular marketing success, Tono-Bungay earned H. G. Wells immediate acclaim when it appeared in 1909. It remains a sparkling...


Fathers and Sons

by Constance Garnett, Ann Pasternak Slater & Elizabeth Cheresh Allen

When Fathers and Sons was first published in Russia, in 1862, it was met with a blaze of controversy about where Turgenev stood in relation to his account of generational misunderstanding. Was he criticizing...


Agnes Grey

by Anne Bronte & Barbara A. Suess

Concerned for her family’s financial welfare and eager to expand her own horizons, Agnes Grey takes up the position of governess, the only respectable employment for an unmarried woman in the nineteenth century....


Little Dorrit

by Charles Dickens

Upon its publication in 1857, Little Dorrit immediately outsold any of Dickens’s previous books. The story of William Dorrit, imprisoned for debt in Marshalsea Prison, and his daughter and helpmate, Amy, or...


The Necklace and Other Tales

by Guy de Maupassant & Joachim Neugroschel

Ranging from poignant scrutiny of social pretension, to wicked tales of lust and love, to harrowing stories of terror and madness, the genius of Guy de Maupassant, France’s greatest short-story writer, is...


In Search of Lost Time, Volume VI: Time Regained (A Modern Library E-Book)

by Marcel Proust

'Proust is perhaps the last great historian of the loves, the society, the intelligence, the diplomacy, the literature and the art of the Heartbreak House of capitalist culture.' ------------EDMUND WILSON

The...


The Napoleonic Trilogy

by Arthur Conan Doyle

Now Available in One Volume! Three great Napoleonic Era Novels by one of the Greatest Story-tellers of all time. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Uncle Bernac: A mysterious message summons a man back to his ancestral...


Micah Clarke: A Tale of the Monmouth Rebellion

by Arthur Conan Doyle

MICAH CLARKE: His statement as made to his three grandchildren Joseph, Gervas, and Ruben during the hard winter of 1734. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories are classics of western literature. But...


Around the Red Lamp

by Arthur Conan Doyle

Tales of Victorian Medicine as told by one of the great story tellers of all time: Arthur Conan Doyle... M.D. Everyone knows Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. His Sherlock Holmes mysteries have become classics in western...


The Refugees

by Arthur Conan Doyle

A brilliant adventure tale of life in the Court of Louis XIV and of Canada under French rule... and Huguenot persecution The Refugees is set in both 17th Century France and in the wilds of North America. When...


The Moon and Sixpence

by W. Somerset Maugham

Based on the life of Paul Gauguin, The Moon and Sixpence is W. Somerset Maugham's ode to the powerful forces behind creative genius.

Charles Strickland is a staid banker, a man of wealth and privilege.  He...


Pardon My Body

by Dale Bogard

From the moment Dale's headlights hit the nyloned legs of lovely Julia Casson on that old Connecticut highway, trouble moved right in on him--and stayed there.

Gunmen, straight coppers and crooked coppers, luscious...


The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Mei: Volume Four: The Climax

by David Tod Roy

This is the fourth and penultimate volume in David Roy's celebrated translation of one of the most famous and important novels in Chinese literature. The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Mei is an anonymous...


Paradise Lost and Other Poems

by John Milton

With the three works included in this volume--Paradise Lost, Samson Agonistes, and Lycidas--Milton placed himself next to Shakespeare, Dante, and Homer as one of the greatest literary genius in history.


The Christian Goddess: Archetype and Theology in the Fantasies of George MacDonald

by Bonnie Gaarden

The Christian Goddess examines the goddess-figures in the fantasies and fairy tales of George MacDonald. Bonnie Gaarden asserts that MacDonald, a Victorian Scot who wrote one of the first adult fantasy novels...


Sense and Sensibility

by Jane Austen

An Austen Classic as You've Never Seen It Before!


Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

by Kate Douglas Wiggin

The old stage coach was rumbling along the dusty road that runs from Maplewood to Riverboro. The day was as warm as midsummer, though it was only the middle of May, and Mr. Jeremiah Cobb was favoring the horses...


The Mysterious Stranger and Other Stories

by Mark Twain

It was in 1590—winter. Austria was far away from the world, and asleep; it was still the Middle Ages in Austria, and promised to remain so forever. Some even set it away back centuries upon centuries and said...


His Last Bow: An Epilogue of Sherlock Holmes

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

It was nine o'clock at night upon the second of August--the most terrible August in the history of the world. One might have thought already that God's curse hung heavy over a degenerate world, for there was...


Gadsby - a lipogram novel

by Ernest Vincent Wright

Ernest Vincent Wright (1872-1939) was an American author known for his book Gadsby, a 50,000 word novel which, except for the introduction and a note at the end, did not use the letter "e". Wright spent five...