After spending several years away from home to study, Grace Melbury returns to Little Hintock only to find Giles, her betrothed, still in love with her. Her father thinks Giles - a humble peasant - isn’t worthy of marrying his highly-educated daughter and persuades her to marry a young doctor by the name of Edgar Fitzpiers. Edgar is not quite the loyal type though.
Amory Blaine is a young upper-class boy confident he can make a living out of writing literature. He attends Princeton University, serves in World War I and returns to the United States where he ends up poor, without any close confidantes and with a broken heart.
Using interviews with people who knew the great Abraham Lincoln, Wayne Whipple tries to build a character that's as great as the 16th President of the United States. Follow his journey from a motherless boy living in a humble hut to his great challenges that ultimately built his magnificent personality and prepared him for his final battle, the battle that would change America forever.
Spy for the British Empire, W. Somerset Maugham traveled many times to the South Pacific and the Far East. There, he began creating a series of short stories about the life of the colonialists and how the remoteness and strangeness of such far-away lands can ultimately destroy the very soul of the civilized man.
The War Romance of the Salvation Army by Grace Livingston Hill is a romance novel, but one unlike her other books. Instead of focusing on the developing love between a man and a woman, this book features the "romance" between the U.S. Army and the Salvation Army. This book features a collection of stories about the women who traveled to the front lines during World War I.
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen is a collection of fantastic stories told by the Baron himself. Witness the wonders of far-away places and know the story behind his nickname: The Baron of Lies. Did he really go to the moon? Did he really meet goddess Venus? What about dancing in the belly of a whale?
The final voyage of a British sailing ship, the Chancellor, told from the perspective of one of its passengers.
Like many of Conrad’s writings, the action in The Secret Sharer is set on a boat at sea and revolves around a central character torn apart. He is the new ship captain and has to win the trust of his crew. To make things difficult however, he accepts to hide a man accused of murder in his cabin. The two characters strike up a strange bound.
John Cameron and Ruth MacDonald rediscover themselves in the eve of World War One. John has to fulfill his duties yet he tries to refuel his regained relationship with Ruth.
A French lowborn, Julien Sorel, wants more for himself than what life gave him. So he starts to slowly climb the social ladder using his keen intelligence, from an acolyte of the Church and tutor of a wealthy family to a private secretary of a diplomat. However, his past mistakes will forever haunt him.
The third novel in the 'Mysterious Island' trilogy follows the adventures of some British balloonists who have crashed on a remote Pacific island and struggle to survive among pirates and escaped convicts.
In the thick of the French Revolution, only one man stands as a savior to the aristocracy of Paris. The Scarlet Pimpernel is on a mission to whisk endangered nobles across the English channel while maintaining his alter-identity as a well-dressed English dandy. This fun tale of romance, adventure and intrigue was initially written by Baroness Orczy as a play and has been adapted for stage and screen.
Edgon Heath is a mystical place where life is not at all ordinary and simple. It is also the stage where the tragedy in The Return of the Native unfolds. And like any classical tragedy, the action revolves around a woman, goddess-like Eustacia Vye who searches for a way to escape the mundane. Will passion bring her relief?
Having fought in World War I, 35-year-old Chris Baldry finally returns home. Believing he’s 20 years old, he is shocked when he finds out the he actually has a wife and that his childhood sweetheart is already married with another man. He slowly realizes the passing of time but he can’t remember anything from his last 15 years. Is there a solution?
Sinbad is a sailor who voyages through the magical seas meeting monsters and supernatural creatures. Read the classic story of Sinbad, a Middle Eastern folk tale that has delighted audiences for centuries.
This classic Icelandic saga hails from the 13th century and provides a stunning look into a culture long past. Divided into three parts, this prose epic deals with friendship, tragedy and retribution and is a breathtaking look at Medieval Norse culture.
The Scarlet Letter is set in 1850s Puritan Boston and tells the story of Hester Prynne, who conceives a daughter through an affair and struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity. Throughout the book, Hawthorne explores themes of legalism, sin, and guilt.
One of the Founding Fathers of the United States, Thomas Paine sensed the need for someone to defend social uprisings like the French Revolution…this is how Rights of Man was born. The book was revolutionary at the time speaking of the right of the people to revolt if the government doesn’t meet their demands. As important, the book dismisses the political Adam and the notion of ruling by heredity.
Book 3 in the Psammead Trilogy (Five Children and It) The children from E. Nesbit's novel, Five Children and It, are back and they found the magical Psammead again. Even though the Psammead can't grant their wishes, he encourages them to buy an amulet with magical powers. When they make a simple wish to be reunited with their parents, they end up on a journey through time and space in a fun and fantastical story.
Welcome to the old Texas where nobody is held accountable for his or her crimes. The only justice one will ever find here is delivered by a bunch of Texas Rangers. Can they tame Texas or will they end up wild and crazy like pretty much everyone else? Can they tame themselves and love another human being? The Rustlers of Pecos County by Zane Grey is a classic, action-packed western from the genre's master.
The Shunned House by H.P. Lovecraft is filled with horror story clichés, before they became cliché. In the story, the protagonist discovers strange fungi and other plants in and around an abandoned house. When he and his uncle decide to spend the night in the house, they find a nightmare awaits.
Arcade, a guardian angel of the lowest rank, seeks knowledge and falls out of Heaven because of it. He meets other fallen beings who plot to dethrone God. Maurice is the human who Arcade should be guarding and he wants his guardian angel back. But is he ready to face the truth?
An autobiographical tragic novel that follows the unhappiness of Werther after he falls desperately in love with Charlotte Buff, a young woman who is married to another.
The Song of Hiawatha is an epic poem inspired after the Ojibwe - a Native American tribe - myths and legends. Read about the making of the world we live in and about the adventures of Hiawatha - the hero who invented written language and discovered corn - as seen by one Amerindian tribe.
A chilling tale of espionage and terrorism by a literary master. On the surface, Adolf Verloc is a bookstore owner in London. Beneath his carefully crafted persona, dwells a spy for a foreign government. When his handlers decide it's time for action, Verloc is tasked with blowing up the Royal Observatory. This modern novel is still as fresh and relevant as ever and makes an exciting and though-provoking read.