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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Varvara Dobroselova and Makar Devushkin are two very poor neighbors. They are in love with each other and write letters to one another. They also exchange books, but their condition cannot allow them to marry. Makar is determined to change this and starts saving money. Will he succeed?
Sir Harry is a wealthy man who has a son and a daughter. His fortune seems safe but when his son dies, his family title is under heavy threat. His only descendant is Emily who will inherit the estate yet lose the name Hotspur of Humblethwaite. There is a solution though: if Emily marries his cousin’s son, George Hotspur, the family title will survive. Is Sir Harry willing to take this deal?
Squire Gregory Newton of Newton Priory owns an estate which will be eventually inherited by his nephew, Ralph Newton after his death. Gregory has an illegitimate son by the same name as his nephew but he’s not legally entitled to his estate. Who will end up with the small fortune: Ralph the Heir or Ralph the Illegitimate?
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm is a delightful children's novel in the vein of Anne of Green Gables. Written by Kate Douglas Wiggin, it tells the story of a young girl (Rebecca) who goes to live with her two dour aunts. Rebecca injects joy into their lives and finds a way to keep her impoverished family afloat.
Nigel Loring is at a crossroads: his family was ravished by the Black Death and now the local monks have set their eyes on his family’s welfare. To make a name for himself, he joins the army of King Edward III of England. Can he restore the family’s pride and wealth?
This is a novel about manners by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows the main character, Elizabeth Bennet, as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of the British Regency.
Aristotle's Poetics is the earliest surviving work of dramatic theory and outlines the foundation of the Western critical tradition.
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.
Mark Twain's Speeches have delighted audiences for over one hundred years. Filled with wit and wry observation, these speeches are enjoyable to read and excellent examples of the way to entertain and persuade a crowd.
An interesting, semi-autobiographical novel, this is the story about a struggling young writer who thirsts for knowledge, self-improvement, and to join the upper ranks of the intelligent and cultured within his society.
Fanny Price is a young little lady who has the unique opportunity to escape her modest upbringing and live a wealthy life with her aunt and four cousins. She quickly finds out however that status isn’t everything. When Henry and Mary Crawford arrive at Mansfield Park, she starts to question the English aristocratic morality. What will she choose: a life of wealth or a life of happiness?
Persuasion is Jane Austen's last completed novel, and tells the story of Anne Elliot who is persuaded not to marry the love of her life because he is poor and without connections. When she encounters him eight years later, he has become wealthy and is determined to marry anyone but Anne.
Michael Strogoff, the brave courier, must warn the Governor-General of Siberia that the fierce Feofar-Khan is pouring his men into Siberia and fomenting rebellion. This is widely considered to be one of Verne's best novels.
The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is an 1845 memoir and treatise on abolition written by a former slave, Frederick Douglass. It is generally held to be the most famous of a number of narratives written by former slaves during the same period. The text describes the events of his life and is considered to be one of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century in the United States.
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale (1851) is a novel by Herman Melville considered an outstanding work of Romanticism and the American Renaissance. Ishmael narrates the monomaniacal quest of Ahab, captain of the whaler Pequod, for revenge on Moby Dick, a white whale which on a previous voyage destroyed Ahab's ship and severed his leg at the knee. Although the novel was a commercial failure and out of print at the time of the author's death in 1891, its reputation as a Great American Novel grew during the twentieth century.