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
Charlotte Bronte's The Professor is the story of William Crimsworth, his maturation, his loves and his eventual career as a professor at an all-girls school.
The Orange Fairy Book is a collection of fairy tales and folk tales by Andrew Lane. It includes familiar favorites like The Ugly Duckling, classic fairy tales that are sure to surprise modern audiences and other less known but enjoyable stories that are a treat for children and adults alike.
After the death of her father, Isabel Archer, a young American lady with many hopes and dreams decides to visit her aunt in England. Isabel wants to be independent and rejects the marriage proposals of two wealthy men. Her cousin wants to help her so he convinces his father on his deathbed to leave much of the estate to Isabel. Can the Lady finally fulfill her dreams?
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.
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
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?
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.
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.