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No Hero

by E. W. Hornung

Wounded warrior Duncan receives a mysterious letter from an old friend requesting his counsel. During a follow-up visit, he presses Elizabeth for details, and she admits that an older woman whose intent could...


Uncle's Dream and the Permanent Husband

by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky is today best remembered for his longer works, including the sprawling philosophical epic The Brothers Karamazov. Although his shorter works of fiction have received less...


At Large

by E. W. Hornung

During a formative period in his early adulthood, English-born author E. W. Hornung spent several years working as a tutor at a desolate outpost in the Australian wilderness. This experience proved to be instrumental...


The Camera Fiend

by E. W. Hornung

Teenager Tony Upton, beset by a chronic case of asthma, has lived a sheltered, quiet life, tucked away from the world and left mostly to his own devices. But everything changes one day when what starts out as...


Witching Hill

by E. W. Hornung

This surprisingly sophisticated series of linked tales will definitely ensnare the attention of fans of supernatural fiction. Set in a small community called Witching Hill, the book recounts several strange...


The Crime Doctor

by E. W. Hornung

Author E. W. Hornung is perhaps best remembered for creating the unforgettably raffish criminal mastermind, Raffles. In the novel The Crime Doctor, Hornung flips the script and takes a hard look at crime from...


The Shadow of a Man

by E. W. Hornung

Set in rural Australia, E. W. Hornung's mystery novel The Shadow of a Man follows a pair of newlyweds who are determined to make their improbable union work, no matter the odds. But little do they know exactly...


The Thousandth Woman

by E. W. Hornung

This tightly plotted mystery from E. W. Hornung tells the tale of Mr. Cazalet. Though he appears to be a globe-trotting adventurer without a care in the world, his past holds a dark secret -- and he'll go to...


The Railway Children

by E. Nesbit

Edith Nesbit wrote with supreme confidence about the lives of children and Roberta, Peter, and Phyllis, the trio in The Railway Children, reflect her faith in the resourcefulness, capacity for adventure, and...


Collected Stories 2: Volume 2

by Henry James

 

Encompassing a period of almost fifty years, the stories of Henry James represent the most remarkable feat of sustained literary creation in modern times. For sheer richness, variety and intensity, they have...


The Shadow-Line: A Confession

by Joseph Conrad

The masterpiece of Joseph Conrad’s later years, the autobiographical short novel The Shadow-Line depicts a young man at a crossroads in his life, facing a desperate crisis that marks the “shadow-line”...


A Little Princess

by Lynne Sharon Schwartz, Frances Hodgson Burnett & Meg Cabot

From the world-renowned author of Little Lord Fauntleroy and The Secret Garden, a story about a girl with an unquenchable capacity for forgiveness, trust, and hope…

A strange little child, with old-fashioned...


The Silent Rifleman: A tale of the Texan prairies

by Henry William Herbert And James Jackson

It wanted an hour or two of sunset on a lovely evening in the latter part of September, when a single horseman might have been seen making his way to the westward, across the high dry prairie land, which lies...


Wulnoth the Wanderer

by Herbert Escott-inman

The song of Wulnoth, the born thrall, who was called the Wanderer; the song of the nameless and the landless man who aided two kings to gain kingdoms. "The song of his friendship for Guthred the prince; the...


Heidi

by Johanna Spyri

Unassuming in plot and style, "Heidi" may none the less lay claim to rank as a world classic. In the first place, both background and characters ring true. The air of the Alps is wafted to us in every page;...


The Metamorphosis

by Franz Kafka

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka is often cited as one of the seminal works of short fiction of the 20th century and is widely studied in colleges and universities across the western world; Elias Canetti described...


The Triumphant Footman

by Edith Olivier

'All his life, he had so much enjoyed getting into scrapes, that he could never think of a better way out of one than to jump forthwith into another.'

Alphonse Biskin is the lowly footman for the highly respected...


The Seraphim Room

by Edith Olivier

The Seraphim Room, by Edith Olivier, is the story of Lilian and Emily, two half-sisters who live together under the watch of their domineering father. Together they whittle their days away under the claustrophobic...


Dwarf's Blood

by Edith Olivier

A contemporary of Cecil Beaton, Siegfried Sassoon and Rex Whistler, Edith Olivier is best known for her first book, the novella, The Love Child but was the author of a variety of both fiction and non-fiction,...


As Far as Jane's Grandmother's

by Edith Olivier

"I sometimes think she is rather a vampire. . . . O no, not an evil one in any way, of course," Cynthia hastened to add, seeing Jane's shocked face. "But people of very strong character are demoralising to live...