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Childhood

by Leo Tolstoy

Tolstoy's first novel which he completed at the age of twenty three, and which immediately propelled him into the ranks of notable young writers winning favourable reviews from the established names of Russian...


A Message To Garcia (Rediscovered Books): With linked Table of Contents

by Elbert Hubbard

A Message to Garcia is one of the most widely read inspirational stories of all time. Since its publication it has sold more than 40 million copies. This is the touching story of an American soldier who must...


Outlaws of the Brasada: A Western Duo

by Les Savage

A Civil War veteran and widower struggles to keep his children alive in a pair of classic Western tales.

Things looked dark for Emery Bandine when he returned to Spanish Crossing from fighting in the Civil War....


Niels Lyhne

by Jens Peter Jacobsen, Tiina Nunnally & Eric Johannesson

Niels Lyhne is an aspiring poet, torn between romanticism and realism, faith and reason. Through his relationships with six women—including his young widowed aunt, a seductive free spirit, and his passionate...


The Song of the Lark

by Willa Cather

Driven by talent and ambition, Thea Kronborg leaves behind everyone and everything to fulfill her dreams of becoming an opera singer. Yet even as she achieves ever greater heights of success, Thea’s ambition...


The Monster and Other Stories

by Stephen Crane

The story is set in the small, fictional town of Whilomville, New York. An African-American coachman named Henry Johnson, who is employed by the town's physician, Dr. Trescott, becomes horribly disfigured after...


Last Words

by Stephen Crane

A collection of tales, sketches and stories by the master of American naturalism and realism Stephen Crane including: The Reluctant Voyagers, Spitzbergen Tales, Wyoming Valley Tales, London Impressions, New...


Such is Life: Text Classics

by Joseph Furphy & David Malouf

A classic of the Australian outback, Such Is Life is the farcical, tragic reminiscences of Tom Collins, philosopher and rogue.

As Tom drives his team across the plains of the Riverina and northern Victoria,...


The Iliad and The Odyssey (Rediscovered Books): With linked Table of Contents

by Homer

The Iliad: Join Achilles at the Gates of Troy as he slays Hector to Avenge the death of Patroclus. Here is a story of love and war, hope and despair, and honor and glory. The recent major motion picture Helen...


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...


What Men Live By and Other Tales

by Leo Tolstoy

A shoemaker named Simon, who had neither house nor land of his own, lived with his wife and children in a peasant's hut, and earned his living by his work. Work was cheap, but bread was dear, and what he earned...


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.


Ruth's Journey: The Authorized Novel of Mammy from Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind

by Donald McCaig

“Exquisitely imagined, deeply researched, Donald McCaig's Ruth's Journey brings to the foreground the most enigmatic and fascinating figure in Gone with the Wind. This is a brave work of literary empathy by...


A Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens

One of five beloved Christmas classics

 

First published on December 19, 1843, A Christmas Carol was an instant classic: Londoners thronged to hear Dickens read it in person and bought out the first printing...


The Night Before Christmas

by Nikolai Gogol & Anna Summers

One of five beloved Christmas classics

 

Written in 1831 by the father of Russian literature, this uproarious tale tells of the blacksmith Vakula’s battle with the devil, who has stolen the moon and hidden...


Christmas at Thompson Hall: And Other Christmas Stories

by Anthony Trollope

One of five beloved Christmas classics

 

Christmas at Thompson Hall brings together the best of the Christmas stories of Anthony Trollope, one of the most successful, prolific, and respected English novelists...


Stonehearst Asylum

by Edgar Allan Poe

When a young man visits a French mental institution to learn about the hospital’s “system of soothing,” he is surprised to learn that it has recently abandoned the treatment method. Offered a tour of the...


The Power-House

by John Buchan

When an international anarchist organization called The Power-House threatens to destroy Western civilization, lawyer and MP Edward Leithen must race against time and his friend Charles Pitt-Lumley, a new Power-House...


Ben Hur

by Lew Wallace

In first century Judaea, Jewish prince Judah Ben-Hur is betrayed by his childhood friend Messala and sentenced to life as a Roman slave. When, during a pirate attack in the Aegean, Ben-Hur saves the life of...


The Hills of Desire

by Richard Aumerle Maher

"Well, I was wan. The two Maddens was two. Eddie Carey was three. Jim Powers was four. And—and—But there was five of us, an' I know it. Wait. I'll count fresh.