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Best Russian Short Stories

by Thomas Seltzer

For centuries, critics and fans alike have extolled the virtues of the Russian masters of fiction, with many ranking them among the foremost literary artists the world has ever produced. This volume collects...


Escape and Other Essays

by Arthur Christopher Benson

Though he struggled with crippling mental illness for much of his adult life, English poet and essayist Arthur Christopher Benson still managed to produce a vast body of work spanning a number of genres. This...


Essays

by Arthur Christopher Benson

British writer and educator Arthur Christopher Benson possessed a wide-ranging intellect and published prodigiously throughout his entire life. This eclectic selection of his most popular essays runs the gamut...


From a College Window

by Arthur Christopher Benson

Throughout his life, poet and essayist Arthur Christopher Benson also worked as an educator and school administrator. This collection of essays presents Benson's views on topics ranging from art to the aging...


The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit

by Beatrix Potter

A bad rabbit, attacks a good rabbit to steal a carrot and starts to munch it on a bench. After a while, a hunter mistake the bad rabbit for a bird and shoots. The bad rabbit will run away without whiskers, tail...


The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle

by Beatrix Potter

Lucie is a little girl living on a farm and realizes she has lost three handkerchiefs and the pinafore. Wandering in search of her belongings, she finds a small door in the hillside that leads to a small kitchen...


The Tale of the Pie and the Patty-Pan

by Beatrix Potter

Ribby, a "Pussy-cat" invites a little dog called Duchess to tea with a cake made by her. Duchess hopes she will not be served mouse: she can’t eat mouse, but does not want to offend. She decides to bake a...


The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit

by Beatrix Potter

Miss Moppet is a young kitten. With an ingenious trick captures a curious mouse that made fun of her. She does not notice, however, that in the duster in which she imprisoned the mouse there is a hole. The mouse...


The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher

by Beatrix Potter

Jeremy Fisher is a frog that lives in a small house in the middle of the buttercups of the pond . Worn mackintosh and galoshes goes fishing with his rod made of a stalk of grass and a horsehair. A trout rises...


The Ebb-Tide: A Trio And Quartette

by Robert Louis Stevenson & Lloyd Osbourne

Three beggars are entrusted to deliver a cargo of champagne after the sudden death of the crew for smallpox. The three see this as a simple way to make money, but the journey will not go according to the plan....


The Wrong Box

by Robert Louis Stevenson & Lloyd Osbourne

In the 1870s, Joseph and Masterman Finsbury find themselves the only two survivors of a tontine. A train disaster will offer the opportunity to escape the oppressive care of his sons to protect their inheritance....


Weir of Hermiston: An Unfinished Romance

by Robert Louis Stevenson

An unfinished novel. Archie Weir, is a young boy with a Romantic sensibility and sensitivity. The death of his mother exacerbates the contrast with the father who will banish him from his family and send to...


St. Ives

by Robert Louis Stevenson

An unfinished novel. Capitaine Jacques St. Ives, is a dashing Napoleonic soldier. Captured and jailed by the British , he meets the young and lovely Flora Gilchrist, it's love at first sight.


The Black Arrow

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Ellis Duckworth, is a longtime friend and unjustly accused of the murder of Dick's father and leader of a gang of outlaws called Black Arrow. Dick joins the mob with the purpose of avenging his father’s death,...


The Little Lady Of The Big House

by Jack London

On a ranch in Northern California, evening parties and arguments that range from philosophy, music, poetry and breeding, are the backdrop for a love triangle starring Dick Forrest, a rancher-poet, his sensual...


Catriona

by Robert Louis Stevenson

David is committed to seeking justice for his friends Alan Breck and James Stewart, wrongly accused of the murder of Appin. He will help Alan to escape, but the attempt to testify in favor of James does not...


The Mutiny Of The Elsinore

by Jack London

The captain of a cargo ship sailing from Seattle to Cape Horn dies suddenly. Immediately will start a battle for succession which will split the crew into two factions. Hostility and storms will not thwart the...


Prince Otto

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Otto is a prince of a small German court of the eighteenth century, his indolent character leads him to delegate all power to his wife Amélie-Séraphine, which in turn is influenced by the Prime Minister Baron...


The Sea-Wolf

by Jack London

Humphrey van Weyden, a naive intellectual is saved by Wolf Larsen, strong and mysterious captain of a seal-hunting schooner. Forced to become a cabin boy on the "Ghost", Humphrey will live adventures, mutinies,...


The Wrecker

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Loudon Dodd and his friend Jim Pinkerton buy in San Francisco the Flying Scud, a wrecked ship abandoned on Midway Island. The two will experience an adventurous journey in the attempt to take hold of the ship...