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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...


Kidnapped

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Become heir to a large fortune for the death of his father, the young David Balfour is kidnapped and boarded on a brig sailing overseas on orders of his uncle. After many vicissitudes and with the help of Alan...


The Time Machine

by Herbert George Wells

After inventing a machine that can move through time, the Traveler, an eccentric inventor, leaves Victorian London traveling through time into the future. The world he discovers seems calm and quiet but things...


Huckleberry Finn

by Mark Twain

The famous adventures of Huck and Jim along the banks of the Mississippi.


The Heart of Happy Hollow

by Paul Laurence Dunbar

Sixteen tales offer insights into the lives of African Americans after the Civil War, recounting the promise of northward migration, the horrors of lynching, and the complexity of relationships between former...


The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer

by Mark Twain

The world-famous incredible adventures of Tom Sawyer and his inseparable fellows Joe Harper and Huckleberry Finn.


The Iron Heel

by Jack London

Political fiction novel, which tells the rise of a dictatorial oligarchy in the United States and the struggle of the nascent American Socialist Party against injustices, abuses and oppression perpetrated against...


Before Adam

by Jack London

The protagonist wakes up child in a strange land in the Paleolithic era. At the side of his friend Lop-Ear and the Tree People will be engaged in a struggle for survival and against the violence of the fearsome...


Moby Dick

by Herman Melville

Adventure novel that narrates the journey of the whaling ship Pequod, under the command of the Captain Ahab, hunting for whales and sperm whales, and in particular the enormous white whale Moby Dick.


The Cruise of the Snark

by Jack London

An adventure novel oversea personally lived by the author, set sailed from the San Francisco Bay aboard a 45 foot boat in 1907, the Snark. He narrates the adventurous journey across the Pacific lasted a year...


The Jacket (The Star-Rover)

by Jack London

Darrell Standing, a death row inmate at San Quentin, finds a way to "escape" from the torture and imprisonment, traveling in space and time.


The Call Of The Wild

by Jack London

Buck is a mongrel between a Saint Bernard and a Collie, who is kidnapped and sold as a sled dog in Alaska, where, with spirit of adaptation will be able to impose itself as lead dog, until the final freedom...


Billy Budd

by Herman Melville

The young Billy is forced to enlist as a sailor in the British navy, a series of events will lead him to be wrongfully accused and tried for conspiracy.


November Boughs

by Walt Whitman

Rare essays and verses by the 70-year-old poet include reflections on the genesis of Leaves of Grass, "Slang in America," "What Lurks Behind Shakespeare's Historical Plays," "The Old Bowery," and more.


Short Story Masterpieces by American Women Writers

by Clarence C. Strowbridge

Fourteen tales include Joyce Carol Oates' "Heat," Flannery O'Connor's "The Life You Save May Be Your Own," "Why I Live at the P.O." by Eudora Welty, plus stories by Edith Wharton, Louise Erdrich, Alice Walker,...


Trans/Love: Radical Sex, Love & Relationships Beyond the Gender Binary

by Morty Diamond, Shawna Virago & Julia Serano

A ground-breaking anthology exploring radical frontiers of love, sex and relationships within gender-variant experiences


The 40s: The Story of a Decade

by E. B. White & David Remnick

Including contributions by W. H. Auden • Elizabeth Bishop • John Cheever • Janet Flanner • John Hersey • Langston Hughes • Shirley Jackson • A. J. Liebling • William Maxwell • Carson McCullers...


The Brown Reader

by Jeffrey Eugenides, Rick Moody, Lois Lowry & Susan Cheever et al.

“To be up all night in the darkness of your youth but to be ready for the day to come…that was what going to Brown felt like.” —Jeffrey Eugenides

In celebration of Brown University’s 250th anniversary,...


Ivanhoe

by Walter Scott

Bloody battles, cheap shot, usurped thrones and finally the love. Protagonist of this epic novel is Ivanhoe heir of a Saxon noble family, fighting side-by-side with the Norman king, Richard I of England.