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Great Catherine George Bernard Shaw


Captain Charles Edstaston is assigned to the Imperial Russian court in Saint Petersburg, during the 34-year rule of Empress Catherine the Great, and brings his fiancee, Claire, with him. In the midst of court intrigue and palace politics, primarily instigated by Catherine's favored


Typee Herman Melville


Based on Melville's actual experiences after having jumped ship in the Marquesas Islands, this work was extremely popular, and provoked disbelief among its readers until the events it described were corroborated by Melville's fellow castaway, Richard Greene. While the book is based on


The Magnificent Ambersns Booth Tarkington


This epic tale recounts the triumphs and tribulations of an upper-class American clan as they navigate the challenges of life in the aftermath of the Civil War and the birth of the Industrial Revolution. The basis for Orson Welles' renowned 1942 film of


The Charterhouse Of Parma Stendhal


Written in just fifty-two days in the year 1839, "The Charterhouse of Parma" has since become known as Stendhal's finest work. Evidence of haste is infrequently apparent in this remarkable story, which follows the eventful life of the young Italian nobleman Fabrizio del


Alcatraz Max Brand


Prolific writer of Westerns Max Brand is credited with helping to popularize the genre and define some its key characteristics. The novel Alcatraz is a perfect example of what Max Brand excelled at, bringing together interesting characters, a tightly plotted storyline, a deep


The Victorian Mystery Megapack 27 Classic Mystery Tales Edgar Allan Poe Jack London Charles Dickens J P Buschlen


The theme of this Megapack is classic mystery and crime fiction from the Victorian era. We have taken the liberty of extending the qualifying publication dates to the end of World War I, since that event marked more of a turning point in


A Tiger Hilt H Bedford Jones


A story of the Orient


The Light Of Asia Sir Edwin Arnold Gp Editors


The Light of Asia by Sir Edwin Arnold is a classic, weaves through its poetic verses the life and philosophy of Prince Siddhartha Gautama who attained enlightenment under the bodhi tree and became the Buddha. Receiving high acclaim since its publication in 1879,


Ayla John Matheson


An interesting object is found on a archaeological research site in northern Brazil. Incredibly old it is send to the UK for interpretation, resulting on an amazing story of a impossibly existing past civilization on this world. The story unfolds into a thriller


The Morgesons And Other Writings Published And Unpublished Elizabeth Stoddard Lawrence Buell Sandra A Zagarell


"Stoddard was, next to Melville and Hawthorne, the most strikingly original voice in the mid-nineteenth-century American novel, a voice . . . that ought to gain a more sympathetic and perceptive hearing in our time than in her own."—from the Introduction


Gone With The Wind Margaret Mitchell


Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. Since its original publication in 1936, Gone With the Wind--winner of the Pulitzer Prize and one of the bestselling novels of all time--has been heralded by readers everywhere as The Great American Novel. Widely considered The


Alice In Wonderland And Through The Looking Glass Lewis Carroll


Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle.' Curious Alice falls through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with ideas of human perception and logic, giving the story lasting popularity with


Precaution James Fenimore Cooper


Though he would later rise to prominence as one of the most important American writers of his generation, James Fenimore Cooper's first literary effort was inspired by a wager with his wife, to whom he had offhandedly remarked that he could probably write


Charlotte Bront Collection Charlotte Bront


Jane Eyre Villette Shirley The Professor Of late years an abundant shower of curates has fallen upon the north of England: they lie very thick on the hills; every parish has one or more of them; they are young enough to be very


A Passion In The Desert Honor De Balzac


During Napoleon's campaign in Egypt, a French soldier becomes separated from his regiment and finds himself wandering lost in the desert. Just when he was about to give up all hope, he makes an unlikely friend.


Death In Fancy Dress Fancy Dress Ball J Jefferson Farjeon


This suspense murder mystery is set in the Albert Hall - on the night of nights, the Chelsea Arts Ball on New Year’s Eve. In this setting of dancing and gaiety and bright lights, this story introduces among the light-hearted assembly of guests


Going Into Society Charles Dickens


Going into Society is Dickens's story of a man who sets up a circus in a respectable neighborhood. The main attraction is a dwarf: "He was a un-common small man, he really was. Certainly not so small as he was made out to


The Little Prince Antoine De Saint Exupe Ry


Moral allegory and spiritual autobiography, The Little Prince is the most translated book in the French language. With a timeless charm it tells the story of a little boy who leaves the safety of his own tiny planet to travel the universe, learning


The Plays Of Oscar Wilde Oscar Wilde


Featuring the entirety of Oscar Wilde’s dramatic works, this collection demonstrates the author’s wide range, unerring wit, and unique perspective. Bringing together Wilde’s most famous plays, including The Importance of Being Earnest, An Ideal Husband, and Lady Windermere’s Fan, along with rare and


The Birthday Of The Infanta Oscar Wilde


The King of Spain has been a widower for nearly twelve years, the Queen having died shortly after their daughter the Infanta was born. The Queen's death has left the King a deeply melancholy man. He cannot bear to look at his daughter