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From the Valley of the Missing

Grace Miller White (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532422492

When a husband is stricken with grief over his wife's death, he kidnaps the twin children of the man he believes responsible. From the Valley of the Missing by Grace Miller White is a suspenseful and chilling story about the power of resentment and two children's drive to survive.

Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai

Yamamoto Tsunetomo (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532422591

A formerly secret text known only to the Samurai, Hagakure is a classic text on Bushido--the Way of the Warrior. More than just a handbook for battle, Hagakure is a text that filled with teachings that still apply in business, political and social situations today.

Ethan Frome

Edith Wharton (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532422355

A visiting engineer meets on odd, limping man by the name of Ethan Frome. He wants to know more of him but nobody, not even Ethan is willing to cooperate. So the engineer hires Ethan as his driver for week. Unexpectedly, during a heavy winter storm, the truth about the limping man is revealed.

Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532422324

Ralph Waldo Emerson's Essays are an American classic. These essays explore Emerson's thoughts about transcendentalism and romanticism. Some of the most famous essays in this collection are Self-Reliance, Compensation, The Over-Soul, Circles, The Poet, Experience, and Politics.

Five Little Peppers and How They Grew

Margaret Sidney (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532422430

The story is about a widow named Ms. Pepper and her loving five children. They are very poor but have a wonderful time together. The book shows that you don't have to have a lot of money to have love.

Faust

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532422409

Faust is the classic tale of one man's deal with the devil. In this German play, translated into English for this edition, Mephistopheles makes a bet with God that he can tempt Faust. When devil offers to do anything Faust wishes on Earth, the man agrees to serve the devil when in hell.

Fifty Famous People

James Baldwin (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532422416

Fifty Famous People isn’t a biographical book. It’s in fact a guide about life and how certain ‘famous’ people influenced the world we live in. Easy to read? Yes! Effective and transforming? No doubt!

Eight Cousins

Louisa May Alcott (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532422287

When Rose Campbell is orphaned, she is forced to live with her wealthy great-aunts. Her legal guardian returns from living abroad, and she goes to live with her Uncle Alec finding health and joy in a family of 7 boy cousins and numerous aunts and uncles.

Erewhon

Samuel Butler (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532422317

Machines with a self-consciousness in the 19th century? Erewhon is a satiric novel with the action set in a part utopian, part dystopian society where all our conventions are turned upside down. In this society, the ill are treated as criminals and criminals are treated like recoverable. There are no machines in the world, mainly because they are considered dangerous, capable of evolving into self-sufficient and self-conscious beings.

Essays and Lectures

Oscar Wilde (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532422331

A collection of essays, lectures, poetry, reviews, private correspondence and aphorisms by Oscar Wilde.

Fathers and Sons

Ivan Turgenev (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532422393

After graduating from university, Arkady Kirsanov returns home with his friend, Bazarov. The young man is changed embracing the nihilistic philosophy not that popular among the older generation. But nihilism doesn’t believe in love…can Arkady and Bazarov neglect their feelings for the sake of their own beliefs?

Dubliners

Joyce James (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532422270

Dubliners is James Joyce's first work and is an unflinching collection of 15 short stories depicting Dublin at the turn of the twentieth century. These stories give insight into middle class life in Ireland and introduce characters who appear in Joyce's Ulysses.

Exit Betty

Grace Livingston Hill (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532422362

Upon looking at the bridegroom at the altar, Betty Stanhope realizes she’s on the verge of possibly making the biggest mistake of her life. So she takes advantage of a series of favorable situations and runs away. She meets Jane who helps her get out of town. But is this a wise decision?

Emma

Austen Jane (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532422300

Emma Woodhouse is a beautiful, privileged and headstrong young woman living in Regency England who constantly meddles in her friends' lives. Jane Austen's witty and powerful storytelling is at play in this masterful romance classic.

Dead Men Tell No Tales

E. W. Hornung (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532422157

In E.W. Hornung's Dead Men Tell No Tales, Mr. Cole falls in love with Eva Denison, a beautiful and accomplished young woman, while traveling to England. As the story takes a twisted turn, the events lead to the discovery of a horrible conspiracy and then to an adventure that may cost Cole his greatest love.

Desperate Remedies

Thomas Hardy (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532422195

Cytherea Graye is left penniless with her younger brother, Owen, after her father died in a terrible accident. So she must look for work. She becomes the lady’s maid to Mrs. Aldclyffe and falls in love with the wrong person, Edward Springrove. She finds out Edward’s secret and decides to marry Aeneas Manston instead, Mrs. Aldclyffe’s steward. However, she soon learns Aeneas has a dark secret too.

Dawn of the Morning

Grace Livingston Hill (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532422140

In this historical romance, a young woman flees a marriage she never wanted and a life she wished she had never lived. Dawn of the Morning tells the story of Dawn Rensselaer's journey to find love on her own terms.

Don Juan

Lord Byron (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532422225

Don Juan is an epic poem by Lord Byron about a womanizing Spaniard who is sent away for dishonoring his family. His adventures lead him through slave markets and royal courts until he grows into a man who can be admired.

Dickens' Stories About Children Every Child Can Read

Charles Dickens (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532422201

This compilation of stories about children from Charles Dickens' classic books have been modified to be easier to read. These stories will make the readers fall in love with the charming children and are a great introduction to classic novels like Great Expectations, Oliver Twist and more.

Cloudy Jewel

Grace Livingston Hill (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532421990

Mistreated by her selfish sister and in danger of becoming a mere servant, Julia Cloud is saved by her niece and nephew. Both are in college and both are in need of a guiding mother. Julia succeeds in undertaking this role and soon becomes known as ‘Cloudy Jewel.’

Cranford

Elizabeth Gaskell (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532422034

Both comic and tragic, Cranford is a novel set in a fictional rural town of 19th-century England where time seems to stand still. Neither character wants to change and all of them are feverishly trying to preserve the old customs and norms. However, a series of comings and goings disrupts the town’s balance and force the leading women in Cranford to leave their comfort zone.

Cow-Country

B.M. Bower (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532422027

This classic Western tale from B.M. Bower is a story about Bud Bernie, the son of a wealthy ranger, who goes through a lot of unexpected happenings while trying to make his own money with three horses.

Candide

Voltaire (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532421921

Candide is a French satire by Voltaire, a philosopher of the Age of Enlightenment. It begins with a young man, Candide, who is living a sheltered life in an Edenic paradise and being indoctrinated with Leibnizian optimism (or simply Optimism) by his mentor, Pangloss. The work describes the abrupt cessation of this lifestyle, followed by Candide's slow, painful disillusionment as he witnesses and experiences great hardships in the world. Voltaire concludes with Candide, if not rejecting optimism outright, advocating a deeply practical precept, "we must cultivate our garden", in lieu of the Leibnizian mantra of Pangloss, "all is for the best in the best of all possible worlds".

Brewster's Millions

George Barr McCutcheon (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532421891

When the young Montgomery Brewster inherits one million dollars from his grandfather, his luck is only about to get better. His rich and eccentric uncle dies just a short time later, and Brewster finds some very interesting conditions in his uncle's will. He stands to inherit seven million dollars as long as he spends every dime of his grandfather's money in the course of a year. Originally written in 1902, Brewster's Millions is a charming story of wealth and responsibility.

Best Russian Short Stories

A.S. Pushkin (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532421839

A collection of short stories from prominent Russian author A. S. Pushkin.