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A Fair Barbarian

by Frances Hodgson Burnett

In Frances Hodgson Burnett's A Fair Barbarian, cultures clash when an affluent American heiress makes a splash in a sleepy British village. Octavia Bassett, a spirited young woman who hails from the untamed...


In the Mayor's Parlour

by J. S. Fletcher

This locked-room mystery from master of the genre J. S. Fletcher will leave you guessing until the very last page. A classic whodunit, In the Mayor's Parlour focuses on a case of corruption in a small town that...


The Prairie Flower: A Tale of the Indian Border

by Gustave Aimard & Lascelles Wraxall

Like many of Gustave Aimard's action-packed yarns, The Prairie Flower is a study in cultural tension. Young French aristocrat Count Charles Edward de Beaulieu has banished himself from his native Europe, but...


The Stoneground Ghost Tales: Compiled from the Recollections of the Reverend Roland Batchel

by E. G. Swain

Though a cleric by trade, E. G. Swain achieved his greatest acclaim via the publication of this chilling collection of ghost stories. Featuring a heavily autobiographical narrator, the eccentric but kindly Reverend...


The Wonderful Adventures of Nils

by Selma Lagerloef & Velma Swanston Howard

Younger readers who enjoy fantasy tales like the Harry Potter series will love Selma Lagerloef's timeless classic The Wonderful Adventures of Nils. One day while his parents are out, Nils encounters a magical...


Jurgen: A Comedy of Justice

by James Branch Cabell

The darkly comic allegory Jurgen caused quite a stir when it was originally published, with several jurisdictions deeming it obscene and calling for it to be pulled from store shelves. After his wife mysteriously...


Four Meetings

by Henry James

Sometimes, it's not the lingering relationships that stick in our memories, but rather the brief, fleeting encounters. In the brilliant short story "Four Meetings," literary master Henry James explores an intense...


The Soul of a Bishop

by H. G. Wells

Science fiction master H. G. Wells was never one to shy away from complex or controversial topics, and in this classic novel, he takes on Christianity. Though The Soul of a Bishop takes place on Earth and is...


The Broken Road

by A. E. W. Mason

This tale set in colonial India underscores the pervasive sense of dislocation that imperialism often leaves in its wake. A well-born young man from India travels to England for schooling. When he returns, he...


The Research Magnificent

by H. G. Wells

William Porphyry Benham, the protagonist of H. G. Wells' thought-provoking allegory The Research Magnificent, has dedicated his entire life to one sole purpose: embodying the life of an aristocrat. For him,...


Confessions of a Thug

by Philip Meadows Taylor

The Thuggees were a roving tribe of assassins and criminals who terrorized India for centuries. This fictionalized autobiography of a member of the Thuggees was a runaway bestseller in nineteenth-century England....


Vrouw Grobelaar and Her Leading Cases: Seventeen Short Stories

by Perceval Gibbon

If you like your classic detective tales served with a heaping dose of local color and a cast of indelibly written characters, you'll love Vrouw Grobelaar and Her Leading Cases. This collection of seventeen...


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...