Like a beast in the jungle, protagonist John Marcher waits for some catastrophic event to happen letting life and love pass by. Eventually he discovers that tragedy has already occurred: nobody can give his wasted time back to him. The other two stories, ‘The Jolly Corner’ and ‘The Altar of the Dead’ are another great examples of Henry James’ wonderful craft and knowledge of the human soul.
Sons and Lovers is D.H. Lawrence's masterpiece novel that has been listed as one of the top ten novels of the 20th century. The novel centers around the life of Paul Morel. Born into an unhappy marriage, Paul is determined to please his mother, even when it means destroying his own life in the process.
Some Christmas Stories by Charles Dickens is a collection of six short stories all revolving around the Christmas spirit. But these stories are first and foremost essays about life and about its struggles. Don’t expect a Christmas Carol-type of atmosphere. Instead expect some experimental Charles Dickens’ story creation.
Set off on a journey to Europe and Asia, and prepare to meet mad kings, fairies, dragons, Rajahs and other fantastic beings who try to put the world out of balance. Fortunately for all of us, there is always a hero ready to set things right and solve the villain’s puzzles and schemes.
A novel where the characters are put under heavy mental stress by fatal accidents and hostile environments, and their reactions become uncontrollable.
The American Crisis is a collection of articles that were written during the American Revolution arguing for Independence from England. The books were written so that even the common man could read and understand the meaning of the book.
This is the first volume of the famous masterpiece In Search of Lost Time. Using the involuntary memory technique, Marcel Proust travels back in time to his childhood where the reader meets Charles Swann, a friend of the family. The memories fade and reappear again in Proust’s mind this time telling the sad love story between Swann and Odette, an intriguing woman with an unusual style. What more can the narrator remember?
Raised in a small community by a highly-esteemed citizen, Charity Royall wants more for herself. So when Lucius Harney comes to town, she starts dreaming of escaping her status quo and living a happily-married life with the man she loves. But she soon finds out that there is a big difference between dreams and reality.
Tess sets out to clear her father's name after he is accused of murder.
Tao Te Ching is a classic text. This is a fundamental text for both the religions of Taoism and also the philosophical. It has also had a great impact on Legalism, Confucianism and Chinese Buddhism.
The Ball and the Cross by G.K. Chesterton is a philosophical and religious novel that centers around two main characters with opposite views of the world: one is Professor Lucifer, a convinced atheist; and the other is Monk Michael, a Christian apologist. The two engage in a debate about God and materialism. Is there a right or wrong, a black or white?
In his attempt to drift away from the character that defined his writings, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle tries to experiment in the Tales of Terror and Mystery. This time, he takes the reader into a parallel, fantastic world where flying near-transparent monsters and man-eating large cats are causing terror in the human society. But with Sherlock Holmes gone, can anybody solve the seven mysteries?
This is a collection of thirty comic short stories that follow various periods of Twain’s writing career.
Skyrider by B.M. Bower is the story of Johnny Jewel, a cowboy who becomes a pilot during World War II.
When a young woman moves from the country to Chicago, she falls from innocence and starts on a path that will bring her fame, but not happiness.
Besides his notorious plays, William Shakespeare wrote many poems throughout his life, including 154 sonnets as well as many lyric descriptions from the Greek and Roman mythology like Venus and Adonis or The Rape of Lucrece. In all of them, the Bard of Avon twisted and bent the rules of the Old English language creating a unique and stupendous lyric masterpiece that awe us to this day.
Aristotle's Poetics is the earliest surviving work of dramatic theory and outlines the foundation of the Western critical tradition.
Victor Hugo is not only known for his complex novels but also for his beautiful poetry. In his poems, Hugo touches a variety of subjects, from religion and royalism to nature and liberalism all striving to be spontaneous and sublime.
This collection contains: An Honest Thief; A Novel in Nine Letters; An Unpleasant Predicament; Another Man's Wife; The Heavenly Christmas Tree; The Peasant Marey; The Crocodile Bobok; and The Dream of a Ridiculous Man.
Armed with a letter of recommendation, young Frederic Moreau leaves for Paris where he becomes obsessed with an older woman, Mme. Arnoux. In order to see her more often and get to know her better, Frederic befriends with her husband, M. Arnoux. In spite of all his troubles, the young man can’t reach to Mme. Arnoux so he tries to seek love elsewhere. Will he find it?
Slave Roxa is at a crossroads: she is afraid both for her life and for her son’s. She wants to kill herself but eventually, she decides to switch her baby boy with his master’s. She succeeds and two decades later, she returns to town to see what has become of her real son.
Book 7 in the Anne of Green Gables series. Anne and Gilbert have been married for 15 years and have six children. The story centers around the Blythe family's next door neighbors, the unruly Meredith children and their widower father.
Siddhartha tells the story of a young Brahmin's search for reality after a meeting with the Buddha. This strange and simple story has resonated with millions of readers looking for enlightenment and a blend of Eastern mysticism and Western psychology.
Riders of the Purple Sage is a classic of the Western genre. It is the story of Lassiter, a gunslinging avenger in black, who shows up in a remote Utah town just in time to save the young and beautiful rancher Jane Withersteen from having to marry a Mormon elder against her will.
Gawain is unfailingly valiant, generous, and courteous, even, to excess. It is in truth Gawain and not Arthur who was the typical English hero. Ride with him now on one of his most gallant adventures!