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Vanina Vanini

by Stendhal Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Set in 1820s during the early Risorgimento, when Italy was under Austrian control, it concerns the love affair of a young Roman princess and a revolutionary carbonaro. From Wikipedia.


The Burial of the Rats

by Bram Stoker Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Excerpt:

"Every city has its peculiar institutions created out of its own needs; and one of the most notable institutions of Paris is its rag-picking population. In the early morning-and Parisian life commences...


Dracula's Guest

by Bram Stoker Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories is a collection of short stories by Bram Stoker, first published in 1914, two years after Stoker's death. From Wikipedia.


A Dream of Red Hands

by Bram Stoker Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Excerpt:

"The first opinion given to me regarding Jacob Settle was a simple descriptive statement. "He's a down-in-the-mouth chap": but I found that it embodied the thoughts and ideas of all his fellow- workmen....


The Invisible Giant

by Bram Stoker Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Young Zaya was very sad and lonely when her mother died, but she eventually found solace in the company of birds, who proved to be her only friends. When Zaya sees the form of the Giant-Plague, she immediately...


The Judge's House

by Bram Stoker Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

"The Judge's House" is a classic ghost story by the Irish author Bram Stoker.


Under the Sunset

by Bram Stoker Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Under the Sunset is a collection of short stories by Bram Stoker, first published in 1881:

"Under the Sunset"

"The Rose Prince"

"The Invisible Giant"

"The Shadow Builder"

"How 7 Went Mad"

"Lies and Lilies"

"The Castle...


The Dinner Party

by R. J. Parker One More Chapter (October 18, 2019)

All your friends are invited. But which of them will survive?

‘Wow… This is a complete page turner. I couldn’t put it down’ ***** Netgalley reviewer

An addictive and twisty psychological thriller about...


The Angel of the Odd

by Edgar Allan Poe Open BookShelf (September 29, 2018)

The story follows an unnamed narrator who reads a story about a man who died after accidentally sucking a needle down his throat. He rages at the gullibility of humanity for believing such a hoax. He vows to...


Mesmeric Revelation

by Edgar Allan Poe Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

First published in 1844, the tale is centered on mesmerist experiments. From Google Books.


Never Bet the Devil Your Head

by Edgar Allan Poe Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The narrator, presented as the author himself, is dismayed by literary critics saying that he has never written a moral tale. The narrator then begins telling the story of his friend Toby Dammit. Dammit is described...


The Lord of the Sea

by Matthew Phipps Shiel Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Excerpt:

In the Calle Las Gabias—one of those by-streets of Lisbon below St. Catherine—there occurred one New Year a little event in the Synagogue there worth a mention in this history of Richard, Lord of...


Empire

by Clifford Donald Simak Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

In a future time, the solar system is powered by one energy source, controlled by one huge organisation, which has plans to use this control to dominate the planets. Unknown to them, a couple of maverick scientists...


The Abbess of Castro

by Stendhal Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Brigands, convents under siege, a prince who’d do Machiavelli proud…This adventurous novella from a writer famous for far longer works is a singular take on love and war in Renaissance Italy.

Claiming to...


The Cenci

by Stendhal Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A biography of a fictional modern don Juan. From GoodReads.


The Duchess of Palliano

by Stendhal Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The life of an Italian lady famous for her great beauty and accomplishments and for her untimely end. From GoodReads.


Beyond the Storm

by Diana Finley HQ Digital (October 14, 2019)

An epic tale of love, war, and the secrets we keep…

Anna Feldman is born in Vienna just as war breaks out; war will come to shape her entire life. But as Anna moves from Austria to Palestine, England to Germany,...


Man with a serious problem

by Ursula Nafula African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

A man is generous enough to offer accommodation to his aging grandparents, aunt and uncle. Find out how life changes as time goes by.


Letter to mum

by Ursula Nafula African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

A mother is going to hospital to give birth and her daughter writes her a letter.


Waiting for baby

by Ursula Nafula African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

A maths story. Thabi's mother has gone to hospital to have a baby. The maths themes developed in this story, focus on measurement; on length in metres and centimetres and time in days, hours and months.


The Freedman's Story

by William Parker Lm Publishers (October 10, 2019)

The manuscript of the following pages has been handed to me with the request that I would revise it for publication, or weave its facts into a story which should show the fitness of the Southern black for the...


Love, Kiss and Wedding

by Guy de Maupassant Lm Publishers (October 09, 2019)

Guy de Maupassant is one of the famous French writer.

This book presents some of his short stories on Love, Kiss and Wedding.


Khalai Talks to Plants

by Ursula Nafula African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Khalai is a little girl who talks to different plants.


My first pair of shoes

by Ursula Nafula African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Do you remember the first pair of shoes that you chose? This little girl can't wait to wear her new shoes!


Fruits of freedom

by Rose Mburu African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

A village sets out to find independence.


The Dutch House

by Ann Patchett Harper (September 24, 2019)

Ann Patchett, the New York Times bestselling author of Commonwealth and State of Wonder, returns with her most powerful novel to date: a richly moving story that explores the indelible bond between two siblings,...


It Would Be Night in Caracas

by Karina Sainz Borgo & Elizabeth Bryer HarperVia (October 15, 2019)

Told with gripping intensity, It Would be Night in Caracas chronicles one woman’s desperate battle to survive amid the dangerous, sometimes deadly, turbulence of modern Venezuela and the lengths she must go...


The Mysterious Card

by Cleveland Moffett Feedbooks (March 25, 2018)

(This has been called one of the two most famous riddle stories of all time, along with "The Lady, or the Tiger?" by Frank Stockton.)

Burwell, a New Yorker in Paris, during intermission at the Folies Bergère...


A Bubble Burst

by Fred Merrick White Feedbooks (March 25, 2018)

How a Stock Exchange Scare Dislocated the Life of the Empire For Two Days, a story in the "Doom of London" series in which the author sounds the clarion call of potential disasters that my befall the great city....


The Romance of the Secret Service Fund

by Fred Merrick White Feedbooks (March 25, 2018)

Six spy-stories published in the US edition of Pearson's Magazine, Jul-Dec 1900. This series features Newton Moore, the top agent of a fictitious branch of the British War Office called "The Secret Service Fund."...


The Visitation

by Cyril G. Wates Feedbooks (March 25, 2018)

This story was the winner of the first-place prize awarded by Amazing Stories magazine in 1927, having been selected from about 360 stories submitted for the Cover Prize Contest. The editor praised the previously...


Looking Further Backward

by Arthur Dudley Vinton Feedbooks (March 25, 2018)

China invades the United States to restore US capitalism in the year 2020 in this dystopian 1890 sequel to Edward Bellamy's 1888 novel Looking Backward. Vinton's novel is written as a series of lectures delivered...


Parna's calf

by Soila Murianka African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

A young boy is out herding the family's cows when a beautiful calf is born.


Tamara starts school

by Soila Murianka African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Starting school is a big step in the life of any child.


The zoo

by Wanjiku Rose Murugi African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

A day is well spent by a trip to an amazing place, the Zoo!


Who Are You, Calvin Bledsoe?

by Brock Clarke Algonquin Books (August 27, 2019)

“A story in which anything and everything can happen, and mostly does. This is a book of many trips--across oceans, back to the past, and, most profoundly, into the infinite deep space of the human heart....


Father's advice

by Mohammed Kuyu, Elizabeth Laird African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Good advice for making a home. (This story was originally narrated by Mohammed Kuyu. The English version was written by Elizabeth Laird.).


The Crystal Egg

by H. G. Wells Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The story tells of a shop owner, named Mr. Cave, who finds a strange crystal egg that serves as a window into the planet Mars. (From Wikipedia)


Æpyornis Island

by H. G. Wells Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A man looking for eggs of Aepyornis, an extinct flightless bird, passes two years alone on a small island with an Aepyornis that has hatched. (From Wikipedia)


The Cone

by H. G. Wells Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The story is set at an ironworks in Stoke-on-Trent, in Staffordshire. An artist is there to depict the industrial landscape; the manager of the ironworks discovers his affair with his wife, and takes him on...


The Country of the Blind

by H. G. Wells Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

While attempting to climb the unconquered crest of Parascotopetl (a fictitious mountain in Ecuador), a mountaineer named Nuñez slips and falls down the far side of the mountain. At the end of his descent, down...


The Diamond Maker

by H. G. Wells Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A businessman hears an account from a man who has devoted years attempting to make artificial diamonds, only to end as a desperate outcast. (From Wikipedia)


The Door in the Wall

by H. G. Wells Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Excerpt:

One confidential evening, not three months ago, Lionel Wallace told me this story of the Door in the Wall. And at the time I thought that so far as he was concerned it was a true story.

He told it me...


A Dream of Armageddon

by H. G. Wells Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Excerpt:

The man with the white face entered the carriage at Rugby. He moved slowly in spite of the urgency of his porter, and even while he was still on the platform I noted how ill he seemed. He dropped into...


The Empire of the Ants

by H. G. Wells Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

"The Empire of the Ants" features a Brazilian captain, Gerilleau, who is ordered to take his gunboat, the Benjamin Constant, to assist the inhabitants of the town of Badama, in the "Upper Amazon," "against a...


Filmer

by H. G. Wells Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Excerpt:

In truth the mastery of flying was the work of thousands of men- this man a suggestion and that an experiment, until at last only one vigorous intellectual effort was needed to finish the work. But the...


The Flowering of the Strange Orchid

by H. G. Wells Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

An orchid collector purchases some new bulbs for his collection. The bulbs are from a remote area of an unexplored jungle. After they are planted, one of the bulbs develops into a blood-sucking monster. (From...


In the Avu Observatory

by H. G. Wells Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A tale about an observatory in Borneo. (From GoodReads)


The Jilting of Jane

by H. G. Wells Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Excerpt:

As I sit writing in my study, I can hear our Jane bumping her way downstairs with a brush and dust-pan. She used in the old days to sing hymn tunes, or the British national song for the time being, to...


Jimmy Goggles the God

by H. G. Wells Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

This is the story of Jimmy, a mortal man driven by desire to see the God Almighty himself. Many have tried to do so before him, but with no result. Will Jimmy be the one to succeed? (From Amazon)