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The Nightingale and the Rose

by Oscar Wilde

A nightingale selflessly sacrifices herself to help a young student win the love of his professor’s daughter, but both the professor’s daughter and the young student prove unworthy of her sacrifice.

Victorian...


The Happy Prince

by Oscar Wilde

In a town full of suffering, a swallow and a statue of the “Happy Prince” set out to ease the lives of the townspeople.

Victorian author Oscar Wilde is known both as a playwright and prose author. Among his...


The Star-Child

by Oscar Wilde

Abandoned as an infant and raised by a poor woodcutter, The Star-Child grows up to be vain and cruel. But when he rejects a beggar who is revealed to be his mother, The Star-Child is punished, and sets out to...


The Fisherman and His Soul

by Oscar Wilde

A young fisherman’s life is irrevocably changed when he severs his soul in order to live underwater with his love, a beautiful mermaid.

Victorian author Oscar Wilde is known both as a playwright and prose author....


The Birthday of the Infanta

by Oscar Wilde

The world is revealed as a cruel place when the Infanta of Spain is gifted a hunchbacked child for entertainment on her twelfth birthday.

Victorian author Oscar Wilde is known both as a playwright and prose author....


The Young King

by Oscar Wilde

When an illegitimate shepherd is revealed as the only heir to a unnamed country, the truth of the young boy’s coronation regalia is revealed to him through three nightmares. With this in mind, the new king...


The Model Millionaire

by Oscar Wilde

The generosity of man is revealed when a poor man gives his last coin to a beggar, only to learn that the beggar is in fact a rich baron in disguise.

Victorian author Oscar Wilde is known both as a playwright...


The Sphinx without a Secret

by Oscar Wilde

In love with a mysterious woman, Lord Murchison one day follows her in order to learn her secrets. But when, after the lady’s death, her secret is revealed, Murchison is left to ponder its meaning.

Victorian...


The Canterville Ghost

by Oscar Wilde

When an American family purchase a haunted manor called Canterville Chase, the young daughter takes pity on the erstwhile ghost and endeavours to release him from his haunting.

Victorian author Oscar Wilde is...


Lord Arthur Savile's Crime

by Oscar Wilde

When a palm-reader reveals that Lord Arthur Savile’s destiny is to be a murderer, Lord Arthur sets out to commit the crime so that he might marry without impediment. But was murder truly Lord Arthur’s destiny...


The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories

by Washington Irving

One of America’s most beloved authors, Washington Irving penned some of the most popular and enduring tales of fiction. From Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman to Rip Van Winkle’s prolonged nap, The...


Night and Day

by Virginia Woolf

Katharine Hilbery and Mary Dachet are two young women of marriageable age, and although both have prospects, they also have other areas of interest—Katharine is passionate about her intellectual pursuits and...


Pride and prejudice

by Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice is a novel of manners by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows the main character, Elizabeth Bennet, as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education,...


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...


Mansfield Park

by Jane Austen

About thirty years ago Miss Maria Ward, of Huntingdon, with only seven thousand pounds, had the good luck to captivate Sir Thomas Bertram, of Mansfield Park, in the county of Northampton, and to be thereby raised...


The House of Mirth

by Edith Wharton

Selden paused in surprise. In the afternoon rush of the Grand Central Station his eyes had been refreshed by the sight of Miss Lily Bart.


O Pioneers!

by Willa Cather

The novel follows life of the Bergsons, a family of Swedish immigrants in the farm country near the fictional town of Hanover, Nebraska. The main character, Alexandra Bergson, inherits the family farmland when...


Sense and Sensibility

by Jane Austen

'...the more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love.' Marianne Dashwood is young, flirtatious and ready to meet a knight in shining armour. Her sister,...


South Riding

by Winifred Holtby & Shirley Williams

When Sarah Burton returns to her hometown as headmistress she is full of ambition, determined to create a great school and to inspire her girls to take all they can from life. But in the aftermath of the First...


The Yellow Wallpaper and Selected Writings

by Charlotte Perkins Gilman & Maggie O'farrell

`It is stripped off - the paper - in great patches . . . The colour is repellent . . . In the places where it isn?t faded and where the sun is just so - I can see a strange, provoking, formless sort of figure,...