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Death and the Maiden

by Samantha Norman & Ariana Franklin

“Medieval-mystery writing at its best.”—New York Daily News

At long last, the much-anticipated final installment in Ariana Franklin’s popular Mistress of the Art of Death historical mystery series, set...


by William Shakespeare

Coriolanus is a classic dramatic tragedy by William Shakespeare.

After the exotic eroticism of Antony and Cleopatra, Shakespeare returned to Rome for one of his final tragedies, and the change could not have...

The Sultan's whitewasher

by Edward P. O'Nirrac

Following the Ottoman troops who conquer Byzantium is a leader of the dyers guild who is charged with destroying all the images inside Hagia Sofia, destined to become the most important Muslim mosque after those...

Cleek of Scotland Yard

by Thomas W. Hanshew

Cleek of Scotland Yard is a classic mystery novel by Thomas W. Hanshew.

What would you do if you had the power to change your appearance any time you wished? That's the unusual ability that Hamilton Cleek exploited...

A Star Trap

by Bram Stoker

A Star Trap is a classic mystery short story by Bram Stoker.

A short story written by the author of 'Dracula', which tells of a murder mystery, except for the fact that the method, motive and culprit are completely...

At the Earth’s Core

by Edgar Rice Burroughs

At the Earth's Core is a classic science fiction story by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

In Edgar Rice Burroughs' At the Earth's Core the narrator tells of his travels in the Sahara where he encounters David Innes, the...

As You Like It

by William Shakespeare

As You Like It is a classic romantic comedy by William Shakespeare.

As You Like It is truly one of Shakespeare's greatest romantic comedies. The heroine, Rosalind has grown up in the court of her usurping uncle...

Arm of the Law

by Harry Harrison

Arm of the Law is a classic science fiction short story by Harry Harrison.

In the mood for a thought-provoking read from the golden age of science fiction? Dip into "Arm of the Law" from mid-century SF virtuoso...

Antony and Cleopatra

by William Shakespeare

Antony and Cleopatra is a classic dramatic play by William Shakespeare.

Antony and Cleopatra is a tragic play by Shakespeare, which tells the ill-fated love story between Antony and Cleopatra and the antagonistic...

American Fairy Tales

by L. Frank Baum

American Fairy Tales is a classic fantasy novel by L. Frank Baum.

The acclaimed author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and many other juvenile fantasy books, L. Frank Baum had a lifelong fascination with fables,...

A Prisoner in Fairyland

by Algernon Blackwood

A curious, unusual, puzzling type of book.

The story of the awakening of a London financier who, after long years spent in the amassing of a fortune, reverts to his early dream of becoming a great philanthropist....

A Modest Proposal

by Jonathan Swift

A Modest Proposal is a Juvenalian satirical essay written and published anonymously by Jonathan Swift.

Swift suggests that the impoverished Irish might ease their economic troubles by selling their children...

A Modern Utopia

by H. G. Wells

A Modern Utopia is a novel by H. G. Wells.

Because of the complexity and sophistication of its narrative structure A Modern Utopia has been called "not so much a modern as a postmodern utopia." The novel is best...

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

by William Shakespeare

A Midsummer Night's Dream is a comedy written by William Shakespeare.

It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta, the former queen of the Amazons. These include...

A Martian Odyssey

by Stanley Weinbaum

A Martian Odyssey is a science fiction short story by Stanley Weinbaum. It was Weinbaum's second published story and remains his best known.

Early in the 21st century, nearly twenty years after the invention...

2 b r 0 2 b

by Kurt Vonnegut

2 b r 0 2 b is a classic science fiction short story by Kurt Vonnegut. 

Regarded by critics and fans alike as one of the most accomplished and witty social commentators of the twentieth century, all of Kurt...

When We Were Young & Brave

by Hazel Gaynor

"Gaynor's story of courage and strength will make you believe in the heroic spirit in each of us." —Lisa Wingate, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours

Their motto was to be prepared,...

All's Well That Ends Well

by William Shakespeare

COUNTESS. In delivering my son from me, I bury a second husband. BERTRAM. And I in going, madam, weep o'er my father's death anew; but I must attend his majesty's command, to whom I am now in ward, evermore...

The Daughter of the Commandant

by Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin

My father, Andréj Petróvitch Grineff, after serving in his youth under Count Münich, had retired in 17-- with the rank of senior major. Since that time he had always lived on his estate in the district of...

The Decameron

by Giovanni Boccaccio

As often, most gracious ladies, as, taking thought in myself, I mind me how very pitiful you are all by nature, so often do I recognize that this present work will, to your thinking, have a grievous and a weariful...