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Cover for The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard

The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard

Gerard is a downright legend. At least in his own mind. Old and retired, the French brigadier muses over past adventures serving in the Napoleonic wars, and while he certainly shou ...

Cover for The Lost World

The Lost World

Wanting to impress a woman, journalist Ned Malone sets out to interview the hostile professor George Challenger, who claims to have discovered living dinosaurs in South America. Th ...

Cover for Ghosts I Have Met and Some Others

Ghosts I Have Met and Some Others

The supernatural is an everyday occurrence for John Kendrick Bangs, who just can’t avoid seeing ghosts everywhere! A witty, turn-of-the-century spoof of the gothic horror anthology ...

Cover for The Thirty-Nine Steps

The Thirty-Nine Steps

"I returned to the City about three o’clock on that Monday afternoon pretty well disgusted with life. I had been three months in the Old Country, and was fed up with it." So opens ...

Cover for Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility (1811) was Jane Austen´s first published novel. When their father dies the Dashwood sisters and their mother find themselves destitute and soon, under the inf ...

Cover for Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

´It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.` So opens Jane Austen´s second novel Pride and Prejudice, whic ...

Cover for Faery Lands of the South Seas

Faery Lands of the South Seas

Finally returning from the horrors of World War I, James Hall and Charles Nordhoff follow their dream of touring the South Pacific. A fascinating non-fiction account of two america ...

Cover for High Adventure

High Adventure

For pilots in the First World War even getting through training was a matter of survival. Ashamed that the US was not yet in the war, American author James Norman Hall volunteered ...

Cover for The Pioneers

The Pioneers

Judge Temple and his daughter, Elizabeth, are making their way home when a deer crosses their path and the Judge decides to take a few blind shots at it. He fails in killing the de ...

Cover for The Last of the Mohicans

The Last of the Mohicans

"I too can play the madman, the fool, the hero; in short, any or everything to rescue her I love."The war between the British and the French is raging in North America. Amidst the ...

Cover for King Solomon's Mines

King Solomon's Mines

The elephant hunter, Allan Quartermain, is approached by Sir Henry Curtis and his friend Captain Good in Africa, asking for his help finding Sir Henry’s brother, who has gone missi ...

Cover for Silas Marner

Silas Marner

"I think Silas Marner holds a higher place than any of the author's works," said Henry James of this classic George Eliot novel. When a little girl wanders into a random house one ...

Cover for Four Great Americans

Four Great Americans

History comes to life! Meet George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Daniel Webster, and Abraham Lincoln. Exciting, fun, and educational, "Four Great Americans" is a turn-of-the-centu ...

Cover for Fifty Famous Stories Retold

Fifty Famous Stories Retold

Dive into history with this classic collection of fascinating stories, retold by the master children’s author James Baldwin at the turn of the century. Meet Alexander the Great and ...

Cover for White Fang

White Fang

When White Fang – part wolf, part dog – gets separated from his family, he must find a way to survive on his own. In a harsh Canadian environment that means kill or be killed. Tou ...

Cover for The Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild

Buck is a beloved and pampered St. Bernard-Scotch Shepherd, living a life of luxuries with a rich and loving family in California. But one day a domestic servant steals and sells B ...

Cover for Typee


The young adventurous sailors, Tommo and Toby, abandon ship and flee into the jungle of an island in French Polynesia. But their feelings of victory will be short-lived. Because th ...

Cover for The Encantadas

The Encantadas

Herman Melville’s picturesque account of the Galapagos Islands will make you want to abandon all responsibilities and travel there to see for yourself. Melville wrote this series o ...

Cover for Evangeline


Evangeline searches for her lost love Gabriel during the Expulsion of the Arcadians, in this epic poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. A satisfying story of undying, tragic love,"Ev ...

Cover for Heart of the World

Heart of the World

Don Ignatio and the Englishman, James Strickland, set out on a dangerous and exciting journey in search of the last lost Mayan city in Mexico. On the way, the two friends meet the ...

Cover for Allan Quatermain

Allan Quatermain

Allan Quatermain is the protagonist of H. Rider Haggard's 1885 novel King Solomon's Mines and its various prequels and sequels. Allan Quatermain was also the title of a book in thi ...

Cover for What Maisie Knew

What Maisie Knew

‘What Maise Knew’ (1897) should perhaps have been titled ‘Divorce for Dummies‘ instead. In this tense and clever novel, Henry James lays out with perfect clarity what not to do whe ...

Cover for Washington Square

Washington Square

Catherine is well on her way to becoming a spinster. She’s 21 and part of New York’s upper-class society, but she has never had a flirt and is plain-looking without the sparkling p ...

Cover for The American

The American

Christopher Newman, a somewhat awkward but well-meaning American businessman traveling in Europe for the first time, meets and falls in love with the aristocratic young widow Clair ...

Cover for Roderick Hudson

Roderick Hudson

Originally published in 1875 as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly, Roderick Hudson is a One has the money but not the talent. One has the talent but not the money. It would seem tha ...