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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 ...

Cover for The Trees of Pride

The Trees of Pride

When Squire Vane receives some exotic trees from Africa, they quickly become the target of local superstition. Squire Vane is not the type of person to believe in anything supernat ...

Cover for The Innocence of Father Brown

The Innocence of Father Brown

"Men may keep a sort of level of good, but no man has ever been able to keep on one level of evil. That road goes down and down." A rich, old man has been mysteriously stabbed, and ...

Cover for Manalive


"I am going to hold a pistol to the head of the Modern Man. But I shall not use it to kill him – only to bring him to life." Innocent Smith, an "allegorical practical joker", turns ...

Cover for Eugenics and Other Evils

Eugenics and Other Evils

"The Frenchman works until he can play. The American works until he can’t play; and then thanks the devil, his master, that he is donkey enough to die in harness. But the Englishma ...

Cover for The Princess and the Goblin

The Princess and the Goblin

The eight-year-old Princess Irene is lonely in her castle that sits on a mountain. She has only her nursemaid, Lootie, for company. She discovers a a secret, and soon she overhears ...

Cover for Phantastes


When, on his twenty-first birthday, Anodos goes into his father's study and opens a drawer, a little ancient fairy lady grants his wish to go to Fairy Land. But is it all just a fa ...

Cover for The Dragon and the Raven

The Dragon and the Raven

The vikings have invaded England. King Alfred and a young thane knight, Edmund, must fight to save his lands. Artfully blending fiction and the history of this volatile time in Eng ...

Cover for On the Irrawaddy, A Story of the First Burmese War

On the Irrawaddy, A Story of the First Burmese War

As the first Anglo-Burmese War is raging, a young man, Stanley, finds himself involved. Set in early nineteenth century India and Burma, "On the Irrawaddy, A Story of the First Bur ...

Cover for The Shuttle

The Shuttle

Smart and intuitive, Bettina is not fooled by Sir Nigel, the English aristocrat, who has come to New York to marry her sweet and naïve older sister Rosalie. And rightly so: Sir Nig ...

Cover for The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

"Two worst things as can happen to a child is never to have his own way - or always to have it." When her parents die, Mary, spoiled, yet unloved, is shipped from India to England ...

Cover for Little Lord Fauntleroy

Little Lord Fauntleroy

"It had never occurred to his honest, simple little mind that there were people who could forget kindnesses." Shortly after his father’s death, the sweet and optimistic boy, Cedric ...

Cover for In the Closed Room

In the Closed Room

One summer, a fragile and shy little girl and her working-class parents move in as caretakers for a large house in the suburbs that has been hastily abandoned by its owners. After ...

Cover for A Little Princess

A Little Princess

Sara Crewe is devastated when the news of her beloved father’s death in India reaches her at her boarding school in London. Miss Minchin, the heartless and greedy headmistress, imm ...

Cover for The Beautiful and Damned 

The Beautiful and Damned 

Anthony does not want to work. Why should he? He gets by comfortably on his allowance and once his grandfather dies he will inherit so much that he never needs to think about money ...

Cover for Flappers and Philosophers

Flappers and Philosophers

Bernice is turned into a proper society girl by her more desirable cousin, who feels Bernice is a drag on her social life. But when Bernice starts to win over all the boys in town, ...

Cover for The Grey Woman 

The Grey Woman 

Anna, a German mill-owner’s daughter, marries a French aristocrat and moves to France. She discovers that her husband killed his previous wife and that he is trying to kill her as ...

Cover for Cranford


The humour in ‘Cranford’ (1853) is so sly it is can be difficult to believe it was written over 150 years ago. Originally published in instalments and edited by Charles Dickens, th ...

Cover for Glimpses of the Moon

Glimpses of the Moon

Nick Lansing and Susy Branch are two young and attractive, but penniless New Yorkers. They decide to marry, but realize their chances of happiness are slim without the wealth, take ...

Cover for The Age of Innocence

The Age of Innocence

Winner of the 1921 Nobel Prize for Literature and Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, "The Age of Innocence" is Edith Wharton’s masterful portrait of desire and betrayal during the splendi ...

Cover for Summer


Charity Royall is a 19-year-old girl, bored with her life in a small New England town. Ever since she was adopted by Mr. Royall as a child and saved from a life of poverty on the " ...

Cover for Ethan Frome

Ethan Frome

"It seemed to Ethan that his heart was bound with cords which an unseen hand was tightening with every tick of the clock."Finding himself in the small town of Starkfield for the wi ...

Cover for The Book of Dragons

The Book of Dragons

A princess is locked away on a remote island guarded by a dragon. Many suitors try and fail to save her, but one day a clever boy arrives. So begins ‘The Island of Nine Whirlpools‘ ...

Cover for The Secret House

The Secret House

Inspector T.B. Smith of Scotland Yard has got a lot on his plate. Two men are found shot to death outside the door of a millionaire, who happens to live just a few doors down from ...

Cover for The Green Rust

The Green Rust

What seems at first sight to be just another murder mystery is quickly revealed to be of international importance. Bio-terrorists threaten the release of an agent that will destroy ...