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The Invisible Man

by H. G. Wells

One of the most famous scientific fantasies ever written, this highly imaginative tale focuses on a scientist, capable of making himself invisible, who unleashes a bizarre streak of terror on the inhabitants...


The Island of Dr. Moreau

by H. G. Wells

Mad surgeon-turned-vivisectionist performs ghoulish experiments that transform animals into men. Early Wells personification of the scientific quest to control the natural world and, ultimately, human nature....


Treasure Island

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Classic adventure story of a perilous sea journey, a mutiny led by the infamous Long John Silver, and a lethal scramble for buried treasure — seen through the eyes of cabin boy Jim Hawkins.


The Time Machine

by H. G. Wells

Classic science-fiction novel recounts the adventures of a hypothetical Time-Traveler who journeys into the future.


The Hound of the Baskervilles

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

A deadly curse in the form of a legendary ferocious beast continues to claim its victims from the Baskerville family until Holmes and Watson intervene. Often called the best detective story ever written.


The Turn of the Screw

by Henry James

Gripping ghost story by great novelist depicts the sinister transformation of 2 innocent children into flagrant liars and hypocrites. An elegantly told tale of unspoken horror and psychological terror.


Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

by Edwin A. Abbott

Classic of science (and mathematical) fiction — charmingly illustrated by the author — describes the adventures of A. Square, a resident of Flatland, in Spaceland (three dimensions), Lineland (one dimension),...


The Awakening

by Kate Chopin

First published in 1899, this controversial novel of a New Orleans wife's search for love outside a stifling marriage shocked readers. Today, it remains a first-rate narrative with superb characterization. New...


The Body Snatcher and Other Tales

by Robert Louis Stevenson

From the famed author of such popular adventure stories as Kidnapped and Treasure Island come these 3 horror stories: The Body Snatcher, The Bottle Imp, and The Merry Men.


Monday or Tuesday: Eight Stories

by Virginia Woolf

Features "A Haunted House," "A Society," "An Unwritten Novel," "The String Quartet," "Blue & Green," "Kew Gardens," two more. An excellent entree into the larger body of Woolf's work.


Heart of Darkness

by Joseph Conrad

Dark allegory of a journey up the Congo River and the narrator's encounter with the mysterious Mr. Kurtz. Masterly blend of adventure, character study, psychological penetration. For many, Conrad's finest, most...


Rabindranath Tagore: For the 21st Century Reader

by Rabindranath Tagore & Arunava Sinha

Rabindranath Tagore is the second most popular literature laureate of all time (after John Steinbeck) according to the official website of the Nobel Prize. Writers ranked below him on the popularity chart include...


The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Both a thrilling page-turner and a moral allegory, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde depicts the struggle between good and evil, vying for the soul of one man. Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic endures...


A Faint Heart and Other Stories

by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Is it possible for someone who seems to have it all - a doting fiancée, impending marriage and a great life stretching out ahead of him to loose ability to enjoy life? For some reason, our hero can't cope with...


The Prairie: A Tale

by James Fenimore Cooper

The story opens with Ishmael, his family, Ellen and Abiram slowly making their way across the virgin prairies of the Midwest looking for a homestead, just two years after the Louisiana Purchase, and during the...


The Deerslayer: The First War Path

by James Fenimore Cooper

In the dead of night Hutter and March sneak into the camp of the besieging members of the Huron tribe in order to kill and scalp as many as they can. Their plan fails, and Tom Hutter and March are captured....


The Pathfinder: The Inland Sea

by James Fenimore Cooper

The Pathfinder shows Natty at his old trick of guiding tender damsels through the dangerous woods, and the siege at the blockhouse and the storm on Lake Ontario are considerably like other of Cooper's sieges...


The Ladies' Paradise

by Emile Zola

Denise comes to Paris to work as a saleswoman at the heart of retail innovation - a new department store which threatens the existence of all the neighbourhood shops. Octave, the owner of this successful megastore,...


The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757

by James Fenimore Cooper

The story is set in 1757, during the French and Indian War, when France and Great Britain battled for control of North America. During this war, the French depended on its Native American allies to help fight...


The Canterville Ghost

by Oscar Wilde

An amusing chronicle of the tribulations of the Ghost of Canterville Chase when his ancestral halls became the home of the American Minister to the Court of St. James.