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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...


The Second Jungle Book

by Rudyard Kipling

The Second Jungle Book is the sequel to Kipling's much-loved The Jungle Book. It contains five more stories about Mowgli, and three unrelated stories.

"Now this is the Law of the Jungle--as old and as true as...


The Battle of the Books: And Other Works, Including 'A Modest Proposal'

by Jonathan Swift

"This discourse, as it is unquestionably of the same author, so it seems to have been written about the same time, with 'The Tale of a Tub;' I mean the year 1697, when the famous dispute was on foot about ancient...


Danger! and Other Stories

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Title story of this volume was written about eighteen months before the outbreak of the war, and was intended to direct public attention to the great danger which threatened this country. It is a matter...


The Arabian Nights

by Andrew Lang

"The Arabian Nights" is the title which encompasses all of the Persian, Arabian and Indian folk tales which have made their way into western culture over hundreds of years. This collection was edited by Andrew...


Flappers and Philosophers

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Flappers and Philosophers is a collection of short stories by America author F. Scott Fitzgerald, most famous for his novel The Great Gatsby. The collection was his first such publication and includes the stories...


A Half Caste and Other Writings

by Onoto Watanna

What did it mean to be a ˜half caste' in early-twentieth-century North America? Winnifred Eaton lived that experience and, as Onoto Watanna, she wrote about it. This collection of her short works some newly...


The Adventure of the Devil's Foot

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Holmes' much-needed spa vacation in Cornwall is cut short when a bizarre case crops up, prompting the famed detective and his assistant Watson to get involved. Although the strange tragedy that befalls a local...


A Wodehouse Miscellany: Articles and Stories

by P. G. Wodehouse

Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, popularly known by his pen name, P.G. Wodehouse, is one of the most beloved writers of English prose. He is known for his uncanny ability to find and expose the hilarity of even...


The Adventure of the Cardboard Box

by Arthur Conan Doyle

Craving a classic mystery tale? You can't go wrong with Arthur Conan Doyle, a towering figure in the origination of the detective fiction genre. This short story features master detective Sherlock Holmes attempting...


The Club of Queer Trades

by G. K. Chesterton

Equally well-known for his sophisticated philosophy tracts and his top-notch detective fiction, G.K. Chesterton was himself something of a literary jack-of-all-trades. This beloved collection of detective stories...


The Adventure of the Dying Detective

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

In this remarkable tale, Watson helps Sherlock Holmes save the detective's own life. After having apparently contracted a fatal illness, Holmes summons Watson to his bedside and issues a series of seemingly...


Some Christmas Stories

by Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens' work is ranked among the finest writing in the Western canon, and the author specialized in seasonal stories to warm the hearts of his adoring fans during the holiday season. This collection...


The Door in the Wall: And Other Stories

by H. G. Wells

Widely recognized as one of the key figures in the development of the science fiction and fantasy genres, H.G. Wells was a prolific writer who produced hundreds of short and long works in these styles. The tales...


Three Ghost Stories

by Charles Dickens

Though best known for his heartwarming holiday tales and sweeping social novels such as A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations, Charles Dickens was a prolific writer who was always willing to experiment...


The Man with Two Left Feet: And Other Stories

by P. G. Wodehouse

Need a belly laugh? Dive into this collection of stories and sketches from noted British humorist P.G. Wodehouse. The pieces gathered in this volume span the gamut of Wodehouse's writing career and cover a wide...


All Things Considered

by G. K. Chesterton

Whether you're a reader who is new to G.K Chesterton's work or a longtime fan searching out more of his material, this collection of short stories and essays is sure to fit the bill. The pieces brought together...


Tales of Unrest

by Joseph Conrad

Whether you're a longtime Conrad fan or a new reader who is interested in dipping into the work of one of the greatest fiction writers of the twentieth century, this comprehensive collection of rip-roaring action-adventure...