The Mystery of the Sea by Bram Stoker contains the same compelling elements as “Dracula”. It’s a mixture of adventure, romance, mystery, and fantasy.
The Open Boat is a true story about Crane’s traumatic experience of surviving a shipwreck. He along with other three men were stranded at sea for 30 hours before trying to reach dry land. Experience alongside the four characters what it really means to be on the brink, when not even God is able to save you.
The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan is one of the most significant works of English literature. Originally published in 1678, this allegory is the classic story of Christian (an everyman character) and his search for redemption. This edition has be edited by Dr. Jesse Lyman Hurlbut with simplified (yet still elegant and complicated) language for both children and adults.
For many years uninhabited, the remote Cloomber Hall becomes the residence of General Heatherstone and his family. Surprisingly, the General avoids any human interactions and forbids his family to leave their new home. What is he hiding?
WARNING: The novel has never been finished as Dickens died before writing the actual ending. Edwin Drood mysteriously disappears after one night of reconciliation leaving many unanswered questions. Only his watch, chain and shirt pin are found. Who killed him? Was it the opium-addict uncle madly in love with Edwin’s betrothal, Rosa? Or maybe jealous Neville Landless who apparently made peace with Drood on the night of his disappearance.
Tryon Dunham's just been approached by a beautiful young woman at a train station. She's in danger and he wants to help, but before he can learn any more about her than her name and her flight to Chicago, she's gone. Will Tryon be able to find Mary?
In The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow, a teenage girl is discovered dead with an arrow through her heart in a museum. The museum is closed and all the visitors are locked while the case is being investigated. Can you solve it first? For fans of Agatha Christie and other cozy mysteries
The Mysteries of Udolpho by Anne Radcliffe is about Emily St Avubert. The books follows Emily thru the death of her father, and supernatural terrors.
The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot follows the life of Maggie Tulliver, a young passionate and intelligent girl who seeks love and approval. Unfortunately, by growing up and facing the everyday life struggles, she learns that there is not black or white in life, no good or bad. Either decision she makes, somebody will eventually get hurt.
This is the story of the adventures of five prisoners of the American Civil War who decide to escape by hijacking a balloon and crash on a mysterious volcanic island.
In The Marrow of Tradition, Charles W. Chesnutt takes a page from the post- Civil War American history book and tries to bring it back to life so that the reader can truly understand the roots of race segregation. Set in the fictional southern town of Wellington, the action is based upon the real 1898 Wilmington insurrection that shook the American society to the ground. The novel takes the reader to uncharted territories where the emerging white aristocracy is trying to get rid of the ‘blacks’.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of short stories featuring the famous detective and his assistant, Watson.
A collection of short comic stories by Nikolai Gogol that focus on the ugly and the sad elements in life.
The Monster is the story of an African-American who saves his master’s son from a fire and is severely disfigured in the process. The Blue Hotel tells the troubles of a man after staying at a hotel while His New Mittens presents the world as a young child sees it.
Rancher Bill Belllounds has a plan: he wants to marry his boy, Jack with Columbine, a girl found in the wilderness and brought up by Ol’ Bill. However, his plan is ruined by the coming of one Mysterious Rider nicknamed Hell Bent Wade. That’s when Jack’s true character begins to surface.
Lucy Dupree is new in the fabulous city of New York and wants to meet the big boys of Wall Street. So she asks Allan Montague, a childhood friend, for help. This is how she is introduced to two major brokers who control the market. The two try to destroy each other in order to win Lucy even if that means crushing the market. Upton Sinclair's The Money Changers takes a surprisingly modern look at Wall Street.
The Monk: A Romance by Matthew Gregory Lewis is a gothic romance that combines a morality tale with a horrifically violent plot. When a monk condemns a young girl who has become pregnant out of wedlock, she curses him to fall to his own immorality. He later falls in love and it proves his undoing in this intricate and compelling narrative.
The Metamorphoses of Ovid is an epic poem comprised of many Greek and Roman myths. The Metamorphoses may be the most influential text on Western literature and certainly the most influential poem. Ovid's telling of the myths have been retold countless times in many different mediums.
The Mark of the Beast by Rudyard Kipling is a short horror story set in mystic India where things are not always as they seem. One New Year’s Eve, a group of British friends get drunk at a club. One of them, Fleete, is so drunk that he desecrates the temple of the Monkey God. A leper priest bites him as punishment and Fleete begins to act strangely.
Gregor awakens one morning and has been transformed into a monstrous, insect-like creature. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka is one of the strangest pieces of 20th century literature and required reading in many high school and college English courses.
The Mysterious Stranger and Other Stories is a collection of nine short stories meant to divulge the human’s wicked nature. The Mysterious Stranger is more of a novella in which Satan observes - yet doesn’t intervene - the human kind. He speaks of our precarious morality and fear and also about our innate compulsion of following the boldest and at the same time the most impulsive individual, thus acting more like sheep than wolves. Isn’t there any hope?
James and Henry are two antagonistic brothers. Henry is willing to sacrifice everything for the good of the ones around him while James is a master of deception, ruthless and evil to the bone. Although both depart on different paths straight from the beginning, they eventually clash on more than several occasions. Whose side will you be?
A collection of autobiographical essays originally published as a series of magazine articles that reflect the Joseph Conrad's experiences at sea.
Horne Fisher is the man who knows too much: he has many well-positioned friends who can’t be touched and knows many things about the British political and social schemes. Using his extensive knowledge, he manages to solve many crimes only to realize that the real criminals can’t or won’t be caught.
The Man by Bram Stoker is a novel that is reminiscent from the Victorian era of British history, culture and society, which encompassed the period of the reign of Queen Victoria.