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The Clicking of Cuthbert

by P. G. Wodehouse

When you're in the mood for top-notch humor writing, only the very best will do. Dive into "The Clicking of Cuthbert" for an array of golf-themed belly laughs. A must-read for Wodehouse buffs, golf fanatics,...


Household Tales by the Brothers Grimm

by Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm & Margaret Hunt

The primal beating heart at the center of much of the Western literary canon can be found in the folk stories, myths, and fairy tales collected by the amateur folklorists Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm. Surprisingly...


Scottish Ghost Stories

by Elliott O'Donnell

Wraiths, wirry-cows, goblins -- the folklore of Scotland is teeming with supernatural beings, haunted houses, spirits, and other spooky creatures, and in this volume, writer and researcher Elliott O'Donnell...


What Men Live By: And Other Tales

by Leo Graf Tolstoy, Aylmer Maude & Louise Shanks Maude

Settle in with a collection of tales from the pen of one of the world's most acclaimed authors, Leo Tolstoy. The stories brought together in What Men Live By and Other Tales tackle heady philosophical questions...


Oh, Well, You Know How Women Are: And Isn't that Just Like a Man

by Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb & Mary Roberts Rinehart

Embarking on a career in journalism at the tender age of seventeen, Irvin S. Cobbs went on to become the youngest managing news editor in the United States before hitting 20. Later in life, he began to dabble...


Within the Tides

by Joseph Conrad

Although Joseph Conrad was Polish by birth and did not become a fluent speaker of English until well into adulthood, he achieved unparalleled heights of literary mastery in his adopted tongue and is now widely...


A Garland for Girls

by Louisa May Alcott

Whether you're a long-time fan of Louisa May Alcott who is eager to explore more of her oeuvre or a newcomer to her work, the charming stories collected in A Garland for Girls offer a pleasing introduction to...


The Christmas Books of Mr M. A. Titmarsh

by William Makepeace Thackeray

During their lifetimes, Charles Dickens and William Makepeace Thackeray were engaged in a friendly competition of sorts to see who could gain the most stature and popularity as writers for the masses. Following...


The Last Galley: Impressions and Tales

by Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle was a master of the detective story, but his literary prowess did not begin and end with the whodunit. This volume collects a wide array of the author's short works of fiction, spanning virtually...


The Queen of Hearts

by Wilkie Collins

An early innovator in the genre of mystery and detective fiction, Wilkie Collins gained an enormous readership during his lifetime. Though many readers became hooked on his work due to his meticulous plotting...


The Prussian Officer

by D. H. Lawrence

Delve into the mysteries of the human mind in this spellbinding tale from D.H. Lawrence, the masterful author responsible for beloved novels such as Sons and Lovers and Women in Love. Leaving behind the sensual...


A Message from the Sea

by Charles Dickens

One of a series of episodic tales that Charles Dickens originally published in serial form, "A Message From the Sea" has one of the most beloved fiction writers in British literary history turning his attention...


The Altar of the Dead

by Henry James

Explore timeless questions about spirituality, love, remembrance, and mortality with this tale from the pen of Henry James, a master of psychological suspense fiction. The two protagonists featured in "The Altar...


Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen

by Hans Christian Andersen

Danish author and poet Hans Christian Andersen is regarded as one of the most important figures in the genre of children's literature. With tales such as "The Ugly Duckling," "The Little Mermaid," "The Steadfast...


Doctor Marigold

by Charles Dickens

Craving some feel-good fiction? Curl up with "Doctor Marigold," a heartwarming tale from the pen of beloved author Charles Dickens. The story follows the tragedies and triumphs of a street vendor who loses a...


A World is Born

by Leigh Douglass Brackett

Renowned science fiction writer Leigh Douglass Brackett broke new ground as a pioneering female author in the traditionally male-dominated genre. In addition to producing a large number of hard-boiled detective...


A Thin Ghost and Others

by M. R. James

Are you the type who loves nothing more than curling up with a book of ghost stories? If so, be sure to add A Thin Ghost and Others to your must-read list. A gem from the golden age of Gothic horror, these spine-tingling...


What is Man? and Other Essays

by Mark Twain

Although Mark Twain is revered as a master of American fiction, he was also known in his time for possessing a remarkable facility with the essay form. This collection of surprisingly insightful non-fiction...


Detective Stories: Masterpieces of Mystery

by Joseph Lewis French

Joseph Lewis French introduces his edition of detective stories with the statement: "We did not readily realize what Poe had done when he created Auguste Dupin." Detective fiction is indeed a recent literary...


Great Sea Stories

by Joseph Lewis French

"The theme of the sea is heroic--epic. Since the first stirrings of the imagination of man the sea has enthralled him; and since the dawn of literature he has chronicled his wanderings upon its vast bosom."

Joseph...