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Cover for Marriage


Grab a blanket, curl up with your sweetheart, and enjoy this whimsical tale of matrimony written by the father of sci-fi. When Rag Trafford crashes his plane on the property of Mar ...

Cover for The Secret Places of the Heart

The Secret Places of the Heart

Hang tight and discover the hidden depths of the human heart with this thrilling tale by the father of sci-fi, H. G. Wells!When Sir Richmond Hardy sets out to uncover the root of h ...

Cover for The Soul of a Bishop

The Soul of a Bishop

Dive in and discover the depths of the human soul with H.G. Wells' masterful tale!Drawing heavily from Wells’ own troubled relationship with religion during the First World War, th ...

Cover for The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman

The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman

Dive headfirst into this gorgeously romantic and satirical novel which reveals a different side to the father of sci-fi. When young Ellen Sawbridge meets wealthy Isaac Harman, she ...

Cover for The Life of a Ship

The Life of a Ship

'The Life of a Ship' is a classic adventure tale about a young boy named Davy who has always dreamt about going to sea and living the life of an fearless fisherman. A perfect escap ...

Cover for Three Men in a Boat

Three Men in a Boat

‘Three Men in a Boat’ (1889) is the bestselling comic masterpiece by English writer, humourist, and playwright Jerome K. Jerome. It follows the author and his two companions as the ...

Cover for The Winds of Chance

The Winds of Chance

‘The Winds of Chance’ by Rex Beach is an adventure novel which tells a fictionalised story of the Gold Rush. Adapted into a silent film of the same name in 1925, the story follows ...

Cover for The Ne'er-Do-Well

The Ne'er-Do-Well

In Rex Beach's ‘The Ne'er-Do-Well’ Kirk Anthony is a rich, playboy who enjoys the lavish lifestyle of expensive dinners, fancy cars, and the New York Night Life, despite his father ...

Cover for The Auction Block

The Auction Block

‘The Auction Block’ by Rex Beach is ‘A Novel of New York Night Life’ that will be enjoyed by fans of Truman Capote’s ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’. In this story, Lorelei Knight’s paren ...

Cover for Rainbow's End

Rainbow's End

‘Rainbow's End’ by Rex Beach is a western, action-adventure novel set to the backdrop of the Spanish-American war that will be enjoyed by fans of ‘Rough Riders’ by Theodore Rooseve ...

Cover for Alonzo Fitz and Other Stories

Alonzo Fitz and Other Stories

‘Alonzo Fitz and Other Stories’ invites readers to deep dive into Twain’s wealth of knowledge and entertaining anecdotes concerning life, language, and love. With hidden gems such ...

Cover for The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid

How much are you willing to sacrifice in the name of love? In the beloved fairy tale ´The Little Mermaid´, Hans Christian Andersen beautifully depicts a mermaid princess' tranquil ...

Cover for Thérèse Raquin

Thérèse Raquin

Förtvivlan är djupgående, varför gick hon med på att gifta sig med sin klene, sjuklige och allt annat än ömsinte kusin? Thérèse ångrar beslutet omgående, varken hon eller Camille ä ...

Cover for Sallimus


Huikea filosofinen klassikko.Eletään muinaisessa Babyloniassa. Zadig on nuori mies, joka on monin tavoin moitteeton. Hän ei himoitse mitään, hän ei yritä olla aina oikeassa ja hän ...

Cover for Riddar Blåskägg och andra sagor

Riddar Blåskägg och andra sagor

'Riddar blåskägg och andra sagor' är en samling bestående av tio av Charles Perraults klassiska sagor. När de korta berättelserna kom ut första gången riktades de främst till en vu ...

Cover for Den hemlighetsfulla ön

Den hemlighetsfulla ön

Ingenjören Cyrus Smith, journalisten Gideon Spilett, friade slaven Neb, sjömannen Pencroff och femtonåriga Harbert Brown är alla krigsfångar i Amerikas konfererade staters huvudsta ...

Cover for A Recollection

A Recollection

Just like Jack Nicholson’s character in ‘About Schmidt,’ the narrator of ‘A Recollection’ is feeling useless.He feels, to quote Morrissey, that ´Everyday is Like Sunday.’ To shake ...

Cover for Bertha


Laying the foundations for films, such as ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,’ starring Jack Nicholson, ‘Bertha’ is a study on mental illness.While the narrator visits his old friend ...

Cover for Discovery


Set aboard a steamship sailing from Le Havre to Trouville, ‘Discovery’ is a short and funny story, with a moral tucked away in the dialogue.When the narrator meets his old friend, ...

Cover for A New Year's Gift

A New Year's Gift

A masterpiece in literary manipulation, ‘A New Year’s Gift’ plays with our expectations while delivering a sobering dose of social commentary. We begin with Jacques, who is writing ...

Cover for Abandoned


Laying the foundations for films such as ‘Mother and Child,’ starring Naomi Watts and Samuel L Jackson, ‘Abandoned’ packs a lot into a short space. As a younger woman, Madame de Ca ...

Cover for The Diary of a Madman

The Diary of a Madman

Later made into a film, starring Vincent Price, ‘The Diary of a Madman’ is a dark and disturbing short story. In just three pages, Maupassant introduces us to an upright magistrate ...

Cover for The False Gems

The False Gems

Despite quietly loathing his wife’s penchant for fake jewellery, Mr and Mrs Lantin are happily married. When she dies, finances force him to sell her gems and he discovers that one ...

Cover for The Trip of Le Horla

The Trip of Le Horla

Have you ever experienced a hot air balloon ride?This short story describes a trip from Paris to Belgium taken by the popular French author Guy de Maupassant. Describing in detail ...

Cover for The Wardrobe

The Wardrobe

Fun and intriguing stories are an integral part of every dinner party. In Paris, a man chats with friends after dinner and recounts the story of his recent visit to a brothel. Afte ...