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The Passionate Friends

by H. G. Wells

Science fiction innovator H. G. Wells held many progressive political and social views, and many of his novels and short stories served as vehicles through which he sought to disseminate his opinions. In The...


Animal Stories

by Rudyard Kipling

Many of the earliest children's books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Pook Press are working to republish these classic works in...


Plays of Gods and Men

by Lord Dunsany

Irish aristocrat Lord Dunsany was a wealthy man of leisure, but when it came to the craft of writing, he was productive and prolific, creating nearly 100 works in his lifetime, many of which are cited as important...


From a Swedish Homestead

by Selma Lagerloef & Jessie Brochner

The first woman to win the Nobel Prize in literature, Swedish author Selma Lagerloef rejected the gritty realism that was emerging as a literary trend in the early twentieth century and instead infused her stories...


Running Water

by A. E. W. Mason

Get set for edge-of-your-seat excitement and adventure in A. E. W. Mason's Running Water. A rescue team must race against time to save a trapped mountaineer in the treacherous upper reaches of the Swiss Alps....


An International Episode

by Henry James

A number of Henry James' stories and novels focus on the clash of cultures between America and Europe, and the novella An International Episode tackles this issue head-on. A pair of British gentlemen cross paths...


Georgina's Reasons

by Henry James

As the Victorian era drew to a close and the twentieth century loomed, women began to assert themselves more and take greater liberties. It was a shift that Henry James dealt with in many of his stories, including...


The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman

by H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells was a key figure in early science fiction, but he also explored other genres over the course of his long and varied literary career. Often, he used fiction as a vehicle to illustrate his progressive...


The Hohenzollerns in America: With the Bolsheviks in Berlin and Other Impossibilities

by Stephen Leacock

Though formally trained as a political scientist, Canadian writer Stephen Leacock rose to fame and fortune on the strength of his satirical works of humor, which often skewered the pretensions of the well-to-do....


Dead Men's Money

by J. S. Fletcher

When an old seaman named James Gilverthwaite shows up in the sleepy town of Berwick looking for long-term lodging, it seems innocent enough. But within days, it becomes clear that Gilverthwaite is looking for...


Fair Haven and Foul Strand

by August Strindberg

Over the course of his remarkably varied literary career, Swedish writer August Strindberg produced plays, poetry, novels, essays, and memoirs. In the short stories collected in Fair Haven and Foul Strand, Strindberg's...


Translations of Shakuntala: And Other Works

by Kalidasa & Arthur W. Ryder

Regarded as the most important figure in the Classical Sanskrit literary canon, Kalidasa was a poet and playwright who likely lived in the fifth century AD. This collection brings together some of Kalidasa's...


The Inferno

by August Strindberg & Claud Field

Swedish novelist and playwright August Strindberg led a tumultuous life defined by giddy heights and despairing depths. One of his most intense periods of depression resulted in profound psychological and existential...


The Jolly Corner

by Henry James

This finely crafted novella from fiction master Henry James combines several themes from James' body of work: the clash of cultures between Europe and America, an uncanny encounter with a doppelganger, and a...


The Author of Beltraffio

by Henry James

Often regarded as one of the most important literary figures of his era, American-born author Henry James possessed a unique knack for describing the idiosyncrasies of dysfunctional families. The Ambient family...


The Middle Temple Murder

by J. S. Fletcher

A late-night stroll turns up a shocking discovery when a pedestrian stumbles across a dead body in what many presumed to be a virtually crime-free neighborhood. The close-night Middle Temple community is thrown...


The Paradise Mystery

by J. S. Fletcher

A quaint and idyllic English community is rocked to its very core when a dead body is found and foul play is suspected. But with few clues to go on and no likely suspects, it appears that the brutal crime may...


Ravensdene Court

by J. S. Fletcher

An elderly sailor is found murdered. When authorities attempt to contact his brother to inform him of the bad news, they discover a shocking coincidence: he too had met his end -- the victim of foul play --...


The Red Room

by August Strindberg & Ellie Schleussner

Fans of well-honed satire will enjoy The Red Room, August Strindberg's no-holds-barred send-up of the pretensions of Swedish high society in the late nineteenth century. Earnest government worker Arvid Falk...


On the Seaboard: A Novel of the Baltic Islands

by August Strindberg & Elizabeth Clarke Westergren

What starts out as an account of a humdrum administrative assignment is elevated to an existential examination of the meaning of life in Swedish author August Strindberg's novel On the Seaboard. A bureaucrat...