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The Metamorphoses of Ovid

Ovid (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532425486

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

Rudyard Kipling (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532425431

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.

The Metamorphosis

Franz Kafka (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532425493

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

Mark Twain (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532425608

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?

The Man Who Knew Too Much

G.K. Chesterton (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532425394

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

Bram Stoker (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532425356

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.

The Lost World

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532425325

Reporter Malone wants to impress his loved one so he accepts to embark on a journey with Professor Challenger, Professor Summerlee and Lord Roxton in the Amazon. There the four find a lost plateau where pterodactyls own the sky and ape men rule part of the land. Who or what owns the other part?

The Man in the Iron Mask

Alexandre Dumas (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532425363

Aramis wants to replace the current King of France, Louis XIV with a puppet ruler so he asks Porthos for help. D'Artagnan on the other hand sides with the current King so he immediately helps Louis when he is at peril. He also has to arrest his former friends for treason. Will he do it?

The Man Who Would Be King

Rudyard Kipling (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532425417

A British journalist meets two interesting adventurers in India ruing their plan of blackmailing a Rajah. They return to him several months later asking for maps and books of the area. They have a new quest in mind now: to become kings in the remote Afghanistan and rule over a unified nation.

The Man of the Desert

Grace Livingston Hill (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532425370

Lost in the Arizona desert and found by a handsome missionary, Hazel Radcliffe is in turmoil: she falls in love yet finds herself unworthy of being loved in return. That’s why she needs to transform herself and become a better person. But is this self-transformation enough?

The Magic Fishbone

Charles Dickens (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532425349

Charles Dickens has written a lovely story perfect for bedtime read aloud. The Magic Fishbone is the story of Princess Alicia, who is given a magic fishbone by her fairy godmother and then uses the fishbone to improve the fortune of her.

The Mabinogion

Lady Charlotte Guest (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532425332

Published by Lady Charlotte in the 19th century, The Mabinogion is a collection of 12 Welsh legends compiled initially by the Welsh authors in the 12th and 13th century. The legends include King Arthur and other medieval heroes who succeed against all odds every time they face great danger.

The Man of the Forest

Zane Grey (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532425387

Milt Dale is a solitary hunter but when he overhears a discussion about a possible kidnap and killing, he decides to leave his old life behind and save Helen Raynor. But will he succeed? And will he ruin the bad guys’ plan of taking over Al Auchincloss’ – Helen’s uncle – ranch?

The House of Mirth

Edith Wharton (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532424960

The House of Mirth is a novel by Edith Wharton about a woman who is destroyed by the society that created her. It is the story of Lily Bart, a high-society, but penniless, young woman in turn-of-the-century New York.

The Kreutzer Sonata

Leo Tolstoy (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532425134

Upon hearing a woman arguing that marriage should never be arranged and always be subject to love, Pozdnyshev asks: ‘What is love?’ He condemns the argument saying that love doesn’t last forever and can quickly turn into hatred. What is Pozdnyshev’s story? Why doesn’t he believe in love?

The Invisible Man

H.G Wells (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532425066

Griffin is a scientist who has developed the process to make a person invisible. He tests it out on himself, only to find that he cannot reverse the process.

The Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532425103

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling is a collection of stories about the Indian jungle by the English author. Embraced by children for generations, the stories include tales of Mowgli the "man-cub" who is raised by wolves in the jungle. This volume also includes "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" about a mongoose who saves a family from a cobra, and "Toomai of the Elephants" about a young elephant handler.

The Last Man

Mary Shelley (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532425165

Set in the late 21th century, The Last Man by Mary Shelley follows closely the life of Lionel who grew up isolated from society although he and his sister were meant to be raised by the Royal British family. Eventually, he becomes civilized and fond of the society of Men after meeting the heir of the British throne, Adrian. But how will he and the human society survive a deadly plague?

The Life of Buddha and Its Lessons

H.S. Olcott (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532425233

In The Life of Buddha and Its Lessons, readers can find practical applications for the tenets of Buddhism in this short essay. Learn about the life of the Buddha and how you can follow his example.

The Little Regiment

Stephen Crane (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532425295

Two brothers by birth are also brothers in arms in the American Civil War. Their feelings are mixed: they want to destroy the enemy and at the same time, they desperately want to protect each other. Will they succeed?

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532424953

The Hound of the Baskervilles is the 3rd crime novel featuring Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. In this case, Holmes solves an attempted murder and dispels the legend of a supernatural beast.

The Heritage of the Desert

Zane Grey (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532424939

John Hare should have died… instead he is saved by a man with an adopted Indian daughter. He is also dragged into the light after experiencing the darkness of the West. But he isn’t quite ready to embrace it. First he must learn to love.

The Leavenworth Case

Anna Katharine Green (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532425202

The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green is one of the very first mystery masterpieces of our modern times. Set in New York City, detective Ebenezer Gryce accepts to investigate the curious murder case of one very rich man, Horatio Leavenworth. Many clues lead to the two nieces but are they truly responsible for their uncle’s death? Maybe this is where “The butler did it” started or maybe, just maybe, Leavenworth’s private secretary had something to do with it.

The Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532425042

First performed in 1895, the play is a satire of Victorian culture and social obligations. This play is witty and funny and is the most popular and enduring of Oscar Wilde's plays.

The Heart of Happy Hollow

Paul Laurence Dunbar (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532424922

The Heart of Happy Hollow is a collection of 16 short stories that revolve around a small southern community named Sleepy Hollow. Witness the tense relationship between the former slaves and their masters, the young free African-American’s struggles and the way they see the leading white class.