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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 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...


The Growth of a Soul

by August Strindberg & Claud Field

In his personal life, Swedish playwright and novelist August Strindberg placed great importance on personal development and progression, even if that process proved to be unbearably painful and disruptive. That...


Married

by August Strindberg

Never one to shy away from incendiary topics or controversial stances, Swedish writer August Strindberg tackles a series of tough issues in the engaging short stories collected in Married. Strindberg's life-like...


The Madonna of the Future

by Henry James

American author Henry James often grappled with weighty topics in his work, and the story "The Madonna of the Future" -- longer than a typical short story, but shorter than a novella -- is no exception. Framed...


The Finer Grain

by Henry James

Written during his convalescence as James recovered from an illness, the stories collected in The Finer Grain embody the strengths of the author's late period. Though not quite as hauntingly complex as novels...


The Pearl of the Andes: A Tale of Love and Adventure

by Gustave Aimard, Lascelles Wraxall & Percy B. St. John

Picking up right where the preceding volume, The Adventurers, left off, Gustave Aimard's The Pearl of the Andes plunges readers into the midst of the action from the very first page. Set in the stark highlands...


The Adventurers: A Story of a Love-Chase

by Gustave Aimard & Lascelles Wraxall

Part of Gustave Aimard's bestselling action-adventure series set amidst the rough-and-tumble deserts, towns, canyons and forests of the Old West, The Adventurers will stoke the imagination of every reader, whether...