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Anne's House of Dreams

by Lucy Montgomery

Anne's House of Dreams begins with Anne and Gilbert's wedding, which takes place in the Green Gables orchard. After the wedding, they move to their first home together, which Anne calls their house of dreams....


Belmont Castle: or Suffering Sensibility

by Marion Deane

Among the possessions seized from Theobald Wolfe Tone upon his arrest in 1798 were two copies of Belmont Castle, the epistolary novel he wrote and published with his friends Richard Jebb and John Radcliffe in...


Jane Eyre

by Charlotte Bronte

"Come to me–come to me entirely now," said he. "Make my happiness–I will make yours."

Born into a poor family and raised by an oppressive aunt, young Jane Eyre becomes the governess at Thornfield Manor to...


The Great Gatsby

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Amidst prosperity of the 1920s in New York we see a portrait of the Jazz Age, with its decadence and excess. This novel is considered Fitzgerald 's best work and captures the spirit of the author's generation....


Magna Carta

by Anonymous

The Magna Carta, issued in 1215 by King John. 'No free man shall be seized or imprisoned, or stripped of his rights or possessions ... except by the lawful judgement of his peers...To no one will we sell, to...


The Taming of the Shrew

by William Shakespeare

This controversial comedy--the inspiration for such modern works as Kiss Me, Kate and 10 Things I Hate About You--follows the tumultuous courtship and marriage of Petruchio and the headstrong Katherina. Also...


The English at the North Pole: Part One of the Adventures of Captain Hatteras

by Jules Verne

Sail alongside fearless explorer Captain Hatteras and his crew as they set forth on a journey to the North Pole. This action-adventure tale from beloved writer Jules Verne is chock-full of the kind of imaginative...


Policeman Bluejay

by L. Frank Baum

Although it ranks among the most popular and critically acclaimed of his fictional works, Frank L. Baum did not publish this delightful story for children under his own name -- it's one of only a handful of...


Resurrection

by Leo Tolstoy & Louise Shanks Maude

Tolstoy's last major work, the novel Resurrection, offers a probing critique of the social institutions and mores that resulted in so much injustice in the author's era. The protagonist, the well-born Dmitri...


Aunt Jane's Nieces

by L. Frank Baum

Inspired by Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, this book, which Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum wrote under the pen name Edith Van Dyne, is much in the same vein as Alcott's cozy coming-of-age tale. The first...


The Little Nugget

by P. G. Wodehouse

Only in the hands of British humor master P.G. Wodehouse can a plot involving a horrendously spoiled child and a slew of botched kidnapping attempts become an uproariously funny comedy of errors. Ogden Ford,...


The Head of Kay's

by P. G. Wodehouse

Like many of Wodehouse's most popular works, The Head of Kay's is set among the British upper class; in this instance, the backdrop of the novel is a boarding school for boys. One dorm that is overseen by the...


Crucial Instances

by Edith Wharton

Though best known for having written novels such as The Age of Innocence and The House of Mirth, American author Edith Wharton was also a master of the short story format. Regarded by many critics as her most...


Sanctuary

by Edith Wharton

In novels like The Age of Innocence and The House of Mirth, Edith Wharton demonstrated a remarkable talent for exposing the dark underbelly of American high society. In Sanctuary, the tale of doomed marriage...


The Gold Bat

by P. G. Wodehouse

Schoolboy pranks, japes, and practical jokes abound in The Gold Bat, a novel from beloved British humor writer P.G. Wodehouse. Follow the exploits of two incorrigible jokers as they carry out a series of increasingly...


The Reef

by Edith Wharton

Though best remembered for her novels The Age of Innocence and The House of Mirth, Edith Wharton's 1912 novel The Reef ranks among her most critically acclaimed works. The book offers a piercingly insightful...


The Forged Coupon: And Other Stories

by Leo Tolstoy & Flashiviyi Kupon

Sometimes even the smallest and most seemingly trivial actions can have the most disastrous consequences. That's the idea that Russian literary master Leo Tolstoy explores in depth in the title tale in this...


Master and Man

by Leo Tolstoy, Aylmer Maude & Louise Shanks Maude

This short story from renowned Russian author Leo Tolstoy takes on an almost fable-like quality in its stark simplicity and moral truth. A wealthy man's greed and avarice lead him to treat his servant in a spectacularly...


The Virginians: A Tale of the Last Century

by William Makepeace Thackeray

The author of Vanity Fair focuses his attention on the American Revolutionary War in the sprawling epic The Virginians: A Tale of the Last Century. The novel follows the trials and tribulations of twin brothers...


Three Lives

by Gertrude Stein

American writer Gertrude Stein was definitely decades ahead of her time. Injecting experimental and avant-garde elements into her work, she described her method as "literary cubism" -- an understandable goal...