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.
The Spirit of the Border by Zane Grey is the second book in Grey's trilogy about the clash of civilizations on the post-revolutionary war frontier. This novel set in the times of westward expansion is filled with adventure, romance and a nuanced look at Manifest Destiny. Zane Grey is a master of the western novel and this classic western is a thrilling read.
Ten years after the events of Riders of the Purple Sage, John Shefford leaves Illinois to find Fay Larkin, the woman he loves although they never actually met face to face. But to survive in the West, he first must be apprenticed by Navajo Nas Ta Bega. Eventually she finds the woman under a different name. The running begins starting from a natural rock formation called The Rainbow Bridge.
The Sign of the Four is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's second novel featuring Sherlock Holmes. In this story, Sherlock must unravel a plot involving a missing British officer and stolen treasure.
Lady Chester lives in a semi-detached house (a duplex, in American terminology). Her husband, Arthur is sent away on a diplomatic mission. So she is also forced to live a ‘semi-detached’ life along with her neighbors, the Hopkinsons. How will she handle her new life?
The novel illustrates the development of a young man upon taking a captaincy in the Orient, with the shadow line of the title representing the threshold of this development.
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.
The Possessed or also called "Demons" is Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel about life in Russia at the end of the 19th century. In this highly political novel, Dostoevsky portrays the revolutionaries as demons or devils as they plot ruin and eventually turn on each other.
The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux is a gothic novel that inspired the Andrey Lloyd Webber Musical.
An enigmatic figure by the name of Gil-Martin convinces Robert that he is an Elect - a soul bound to go to heaven no matter the deeds in life. How will Robert choose to live the rest of his days? As a pious and modest man waiting for his heavenly reward or as an despotic, vile and sinful person?
A short romantic novel with a true story-teller's method of recounting tales.
Homer's Odyssey is a ancient Greek epic poem and the sequel to The Iliad. Attributed to Homer, the edition has been translated as prose by Samuel Butler. The Odyssey tells the story of the Greek hero, Odysseus, and his journey home after the fall of Troy.
Baroness Orczy isn’t only known for the famous adventure novel The Scarlet Pimpernel. She also gave life to one of the most nonconformist passive detectives you’ll ever find in literature. The Old Man in the Corner isn’t your average Sherlock Holmes; he is a nameless protagonist who sits in the corner of a London tea shop talking to a journalist about murder cases. He doesn’t trust the English police and their ways to solving a crime. Instead, he relies on logic and human behavioral patterns to identify to true killer.
The Picture of Dorian Gray is the only novel written by Oscar Wilde, and at the time of publication in 1891, it offended the moral sensibilities of the British. The novel tells the story of Dorian Gray, who sells his soul so that his beauty will never fade.
In The Passenger from Calais by Arthur Griffiths, Colonel Basil Annesley discovers that he is the only passenger traveling on the Engadine Express. When a mysterious woman shows up last minute with a servant and an infant Colonel Basil can only wonder what she is running from and where she might be headed.
The Outlet is an account of a drive when Andy Adams was the foreman of a herd of Texas cattle being driven to Montana.
The adventures of Nell Trent and her grandfather, both residents of The Old Curiosity Shop in London, that go on a journey with no destination. The novel focuses on the people they meet and connect on the way.
The door is locked and the windows are barred--how did the attacker escape? In The Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux, a template for detective novels in the last hundred years was established. This novel is a fun mystery read that is sure to surprise and delight fans of whodunit fiction
The Pink Fairy Book is a collection of fairy tales and folk tales by Andrew Lane. It includes classic fairy tales that are sure to surprise modern audiences but are a treat for children and adults alike.
Rudolf Rassendyll is a life-tested Englishman visiting a small Central European kingdom named Ruritania. The soon-to-be king of Ruritania, Rudolf, fourth of his name, shares many physical features with the Englishman, but because of his royal blood, he remains naïve and unchallenged. His evil brother, Prince Michael hates him and doesn’t want Rudolf to take the crown. So he kidnaps him, leaving him in the small town of Zenda. Luckily for Ruritania though, Rudolf Rassendyll is willing to save the day.
Madame Mathilde Loisel is displeased: she cannot go to a fancy party because she doesn’t have anything to wear. Her husband tries to help her and gives her money to buy a new dress. She insists she also needs jewels so she borrows a diamond necklace from her friend, Madame Jeanne Forestier. After the party, Mathilde realizes that she lost the stunning necklace