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The Call of the Canyon

Zane Grey (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532424359

The Call of the Canyon is a western novel about a soldier returning from war who is nursed back to health by an Arizona girl. It was adapted into a 1923 silent film and remains an enjoyable tale for readers today.

The Book of Five Rings

Miyamoto Musashi (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532424281

In The Book of Five Rings, the author lays out the five elements of battle which are as applicable in the boardroom as on the battlefield.

The Blithedale Romance

Nathaniel Hawthorne (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532424243

Miles Coverdale decides to live for a short time in the utopian community of Blithedale. There however, just like the author Nathaniel Hawthorne who joined Unitarian utopian Brook Farm in his early teens, he doesn’t find his answers he was searching for. Instead he gets ill and doubts the community philosophical views and way of life. He returns to the city as a changed man.

The Age of Reason

Thomas Paine (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532424120

A revolutionary philosophical work, The Age of Reason was written by Thomas Paine as a Deist text which was well received in the United States in the late 18th century but seen as too incendiary in the United Kingdom. The Age of Reason challenges the idea of state religion and the legitimacy of the Bible.

Summa Theologica

Thomas Aquinas (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532423949

Summa Theologica is an extensive five-volume masterpiece about the meaning of life and the presence of God in our everyday lives. Just like the universe, the compendium starts and ends with God; everything in between is related to God’s creation and how we as human beings can be saved.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Mark Twain (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532424106

A fun and carefree story of boyhood, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is an American classic. Children and adults alike have enjoyed the antics of Tom, his friend Huckleberry Finn, and the other memorable characters in Mark Twain's most popular book.

The Aspern Papers

Henry James (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532424168

An anonymous narrator arrives in Venice to retrieve Jeffrey Aspern’s - American poet and his idol - love letters. There he finds Juliana Bordereau and her aging niece who may or may not have the letters in question. To convince Juliana, the narrator tries to seduce the niece, Miss Tita but is he willing to pay the price?

The Age of Innocence

Edith Wharton (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532424113

The Age of Innocence was the first novel written by a woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Edith Wharton's novel centers around 1870's New York society, scandal and social structure.

The Beast in the Jungle

Henry James (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532424212

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.

Some Christmas Stories

Charles Dickens (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532423918

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.

Tales of Unrest

Joseph Conrad (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532423987

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

Thomas Paine (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532424144

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.

Swann's Way

Marcel Proust (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532423963

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?

Summer

Edith Wharton (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532423956

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 of the Storm Country

Grace Miller White (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532424069

Tess sets out to clear her father's name after he is accused of murder.

Tao Te Ching

Lao Tzu (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532424014

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

G.K. Chesterton (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532424199

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?

Skyrider

B.M. Bower (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532423901

Skyrider by B.M. Bower is the story of Johnny Jewel, a cowboy who becomes a pilot during World War II.

Sister Carrie

Theodore Dreiser (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532423895

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.

Rowdy of the Cross L

B.M. Bower (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532423772

A nice western novel from B.M. Bower - the adventures of cowboy Rowdy Vaughn who falls for schoolteacher Jessie Conroy. The problems start when Jessie’s brother turns out to be a good-for-nothing kind of guy who had done some nasty things to Rowdy in the past.

Roughing It

Mark Twain (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532423765

As a teenager, Samuel Clemens, aka Mark Twain, spent a great deal of his time traveling from town to town with his brother in the states of Nevada, California and the Sandwich Islands - currently known as Hawaii. Roughing It is about these adventures from gold digging and real estate speculation to find his true meaning and vocation as a writer and novelist.

Prosepine and Midas

Mary Shelley (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532423642

A short collection of two mythological dramatic works. A combination of Mary Shelley's drama and Percy Bysshe Shelley's lyric poems. Midas and Prosepine are two plays that were written originally as children's literature.

Rilla of Ingleside

Lucy Maud Montgomery (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532423741

Book 8 in the Anne of Green Gables series This book by Lucy Maud Montgomery focuses on Rilla Blythe, the youngest daughter of Anne and Gilbert. This novel is more serious in tone than many of the "Anne" books and is set during World War I, with many of the series' characters fighting in Europe.

Sentimental Education

Gustave Flaubert (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532423819

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?

Pudd'nhead Wilson

Mark Twain (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532423659

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.