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The Monk and the Hangman's Daughter

"The Monk and the Hangman's Daughter" tells the tale of 17th century monk Ambrosius, who meets a young girl named Benedicta, a hangman’s daughter, who is shunned by her community b ...


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Present at a Hanging and Other Ghost Stories

'Present at a Hanging and Other Ghost Stories' features fifteen ghost and horror stories. Included in this collection are: 'The Way of Ghosts', 'Soldier Folk', 'Some Haunted Houses ...


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In the Midst of Life; Tales of Soldiers and Civilians

The stories featured in this collection detail the lives of soldiers and civilians during the American Civil War. Bierce served as a union soldier during the Civil War and his expe ...


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A Cynic Looks At Life

In this collection of satiric essays, Ambrose Bierce offers his provoking outlook on a series of subjects. This collection includes, "Civilization", "Immortality", "The Death Penal ...


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Mathias Sandorf

An homage to Dumas’ ‘The Count of Monte Cristo,’ ‘Mathias Sandorf’ is an action-packed adventure story, complete with coded messages, secret identities, island adventure, and a mys ...


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César Cascabel

What do you get if you cross a family of French acrobats with the escape of a Russian political prisoner? ‘César Cascabel!’Despite the outlandish premise, Verne deftly weaves a sto ...


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Claudius Bombarnac

Claudius Bombarnac is a reporter, tasked with writing a travelogue while aboard the Great Trans-Asiatic Railway. Hoping to spice up his story, he befriends a group of travellers, w ...


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Master of the World

The sequel to ‘Robur the Conqueror,’ ‘The Master of the World’ is part of the Extraordinary Voyages series. Narrated by Chief Inspector John Strock, the story starts with strange p ...


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Crucial Instances

‘Crucial Instances’ was the second collection of Wharton’s short stories to be published. Of the seven, ‘Copy: A Dialogue’ is presented as a short play. This collection shows the b ...


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False Dawn

Now that he’s turned 21, Lewis Raycie has been sent to travel Europe to form his tastes and fortify his judgments. Lewis’ father packs him off with $5,000 and the instruction to re ...


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New Year’s Day (The ’Seventies)

Set against the rigid social backdrop of New York in the 1870s, ‘New Year’s Day’ tells the tale of Lizzie Hazeldean, who needs to find a way of making money. With her husband ill a ...


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Sanctuary

The third of Wharton’s published works, Sanctuary’ is a generational tale of love, education, secrecy, blame, and moral responsibility. Setting the template for films such as ‘Mino ...


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The Choice

While ‘The Choice’ might be one of Wharton’s shorter stories, it nonetheless showcases her talents as a master storyteller. ‘The Choice’ focuses on the dilemma faced by Cobham Stil ...


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The Descent of Man

‘The Descent of Man, and Other Stories,’ is a collection of short stories from the author of such greats as ‘The Age of Innocence,’ and ‘Ethan Frome.’ Through these sharply-observe ...


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The Hermit and the Wild Woman

‘The Hermit and the Wild Woman' is a collection of short stories through which Wharton explores the themes of choice and morality. A surprising read, the stories feature a wide var ...


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The Long Run

Written largely in the first person, ‘The Long Run’ sees Wharton at her most reflective. The story focuses on Halston Merrick who, on reuniting with an old friend, is forced to re- ...


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The Old Maid

Classic Edith Wharton, ‘The Old Maid’ was first published as a serial in ‘The Red Book Magazine.’ Through this heart-rending and haunting tale, Wharton takes aim at the notions of ...


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Our Kingdom

From the author of 'The Emigrants’ – a five-time Nobel Prize for Literature nominee – Johan Bojer’s ‘Our Kingdom’ is a classic novel set to the backdrop of the Norwegian fjords. A ...


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Weird Tales Volume 2

‘Weird Tales Volume 2’ (1885) was written by famous German Romantic author E.T.A. Hoffmann. Included in this second and final volume of short stories are: ‘The Doge and Dogess’, ‘M ...


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Weird Tales Volume 1

‘Weird Tales Volume 1’ (1885) was written by German Romantic author E. T. A. Hoffmann, most famous for his novella ‘The Nutcracker and the Mouse King’ (1816). Included in this firs ...


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The Serapion Brethren Volume 2

‘The Serapion Brethren’ is the name of a literary and social circle created in Berlin in 1818 by the German romantic writer E. T. A. Hoffmann and his friends.‘The Serapion Brethren ...


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The Serapion Brethren Volume 1

‘The Serapion Brethren’ is the name of a literary and social circle created in Berlin in 1818 by the German romantic writer E. T. A. Hoffmann and his friends. ‘The Serapion Brethre ...


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The Fermata

‘The Fermata’ (1885) is a ‘weird tale’ written by the German romantic author E. T. A. Hoffmann, most famous for his novella ‘The Nutcracker and the Mouse King’ (1816) which inspire ...


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The Entail

‘The Entail’ (1885) is a ‘weird tale’ written by the German Romantic author E. T. A. Hoffmann, most famous for his novella ‘The Nutcracker and the Mouse King’ (1816) which inspired ...


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Captain Antifer

A 17th Century Indiana Jones, ‘Captain Antifer’ details the adventures of the eponymous captain as he strives to inherit the legacy of the wealthy Kamylk Pasha. Aided and abetted b ...