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Sir Percy Leads the Band

by Emmauska Orczy Start Classics (April 11, 2014)

Baroness Emma Magdolna Rozália Mária Jozefa Borbála "Emmuska" Orczy de Orczi (23 September 1865 - 12 November 1947) was a Hungarian-born British novelist, playwright and artist of noble origin. She is most...


Whose Body

by Dorothy L. Sayers Start Classics (February 25, 2015)

There's a corpse in the bathtub, wearing nothing but a pair of pince-nez spectacles. Enter Lord Peter Wimsey, the original gentleman sleuth. Urged to investigate by his mother, the Dowager Duchess of Denver,...


The Old Man in the Corner

by Emmauska Orczy Start Classics (April 11, 2014)

Baroness Emma Magdolna Rozália Mária Jozefa Borbála "Emmuska" Orczy de Orczi (23 September 1865 - 12 November 1947) was a Hungarian-born British novelist, playwright and artist of noble origin. She is most...


First and Last Things

by H. G. Wells Start Classics (December 01, 2013)

First and Last Things is a 1908 work of philosophy by H. G. Wells setting forth his beliefs in four "books" entitled "Metaphysics," "Of Belief," "Of General Conduct," and "Some Personal Things." Parts of the...


The Laughing Cavalier

by Emmauska Orczy Start Classics (April 11, 2014)

Baroness Emma Magdolna Rozália Mária Jozefa Borbála "Emmuska" Orczy de Orczi (23 September 1865 - 12 November 1947) was a Hungarian-born British novelist, playwright and artist of noble origin. She is most...


The Food Of The Gods and How It Came

by H. G. Wells Start Classics (December 01, 2013)

Several novels by H.G. Wells have shown his extraordinary power of vividly realizing the most daringly-imagined conditions. "The Food of the Gods" is a surpassing example of these powers; and in it Mr. Wells...


Summit

by Mack Reynolds Start Classics (October 23, 2013)

Almost anything, if it goes on long enough, can be reduced to, first a Routine, and then, to a Tradition. And at the point it is, obviously, Necessary.


Tales of Space and Time

by H. G. Wells Start Classics (November 08, 2013)

Tales of Space and Time is a fantasy and science fiction collection of three short stories and two novellas written by the English author H. G. Wells between 1897 and 1898.


Tono-Bungay

by H. G. Wells Start Classics (December 01, 2013)

A semi-autobiographical satire of Edwardian advertising and patent-medicines.


In the Days of the Comet

by H. G. Wells Start Classics (November 08, 2013)

I SAW a gray-haired man, a figure of hale age, sitting at a desk and writing. He seemed to be in a room in a tower, very high, so that through the tall window on his left one perceived only distances, a remote...


The Triumph of the Scarlet Pimpernel

by Emmauska Orczy Start Classics (April 11, 2014)

Baroness Emma Magdolna Rozália Mária Jozefa Borbála "Emmuska" Orczy de Orczi (23 September 1865 - 12 November 1947) was a Hungarian-born British novelist, playwright and artist of noble origin. She is most...


The First Men in the Moon

by H. G. Wells Start Classics (December 01, 2013)

The novel tells the story of a journey to the moon by the impecunious businessman Mr Bedford and the brilliant but eccentric scientist Dr Cavor. On arrival, Bedford and Cavor find the moon inhabited by a race...


The Secret Adversary

by Agatha Christie Start Classics (January 01, 2014)

Set in 1919, young couple Tommy Beresford and Tuppence Cowley form a partnership, hiring themselves out as ''young adventurers''. Their first case, however, is more of an adventure than they expect - working...


The Invisible Man

by H. G. Wells Start Classics (November 08, 2013)

From the twentieth century's first great practitioner of the novel of ideas comes a consummate masterpiece of science fiction about a man trapped in the terror of his own creation.


When the Sleeper Wakes

by H. G. Wells Start Classics (December 01, 2013)

The story of a man who sleeps for two hundred and three years, waking in a completely transformed London, where, because of compound interest on his bank accounts, he has become the richest man in the world....


A Modern Utopia

by H. G. Wells Start Classics (January 01, 2014)

Because of the complexity and sophistication of its narrative structure, H.G. Wells's A Modern Utopia (1905) has been called "not so much a modern as a postmodern utopia." The novel is best known for its notion...


El Dorado

by Emmauska Orczy Start Classics (April 11, 2014)

Baroness Emma Magdolna Rozália Mária Jozefa Borbála "Emmuska" Orczy de Orczi (23 September 1865 - 12 November 1947) was a Hungarian-born British novelist, playwright and artist of noble origin. She is most...


The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel

by Emmauska Orczy Start Classics (April 11, 2014)

Baroness Emma Magdolna Rozália Mária Jozefa Borbála "Emmuska" Orczy de Orczi (23 September 1865 - 12 November 1947) was a Hungarian-born British novelist, playwright and artist of noble origin. She is most...


The Mightiest Man

by Patrick Fahy Start Classics (October 23, 2013)

He had betrayed mankind, but he was not afraid of the consequences--ever!


The History of Mr Polly

by H. G. Wells Start Classics (January 01, 2014)

Mr Polly is an ordinary middle-aged man who is tired of his wife's nagging and his dreary job as the owner of a regional gentleman's outfitters. Faced with the threat of bankruptcy, he concludes that the only...


The Indulgence of Negu Mah

by Robert Arthur Start Classics (October 23, 2013)

Short story written science fiction author, Robert Arthur.


The First Sir Percy

by Emmauska Orczy Start Classics (April 11, 2014)

Baroness Emma Magdolna Rozália Mária Jozefa Borbála "Emmuska" Orczy de Orczi (23 September 1865 - 12 November 1947) was a Hungarian-born British novelist, playwright and artist of noble origin. She is most...


War of the Classes

by Jack London Start Classics (May 16, 2014)

The class struggle -- The tramp -- The scab -- The question of the maximum -- A review -- Wanted: a new law of development -- How I became a socialist


Added Upon

by Nephi Anderson Start Classics (October 23, 2013)

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization...


Addresses

by Henry Drummond Start Classics (October 23, 2013)

Religious text written by Evangelist author, Henry Drummond


The Adopted Son

by J. H. Willard Start Classics (October 23, 2013)

Moses was, according to the Hebrew Bible and Qur'an, a religious leader, lawgiver and prophet, to whom the authorship of the Torah is traditionally attributed. The Adopted Son, The Story of Moses follows the...


The Acts of Uniformity

by T. A. Lacey Start Classics (October 23, 2013)

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization...


Addresses on the Revised Version of Holy Scripture

by C. J. Ellicott Start Classics (October 23, 2013)

The following Addresses form the Charge to the Archdeaconry of Cirencester at the Visitation held at the close of October in the present year. The object of the Charge, as the opening words and the tenor of...


The Wild Knight and Other Poems

by G. K. Chesterton Start Classics (February 18, 2014)

Born in London, Chesterton was educated at St. Paul's, but never went to college. He went to art school. In 1900, he was asked to contribute a few magazine articles on art criticism, and went on to become one...


Adaptation

by Dallas McCord Reynolds Start Classics (May 16, 2014)

When a man has a great deal of knowledge, it becomes extremely easy for him to confuse "knowledge" with "wisdom" ... and forget that the antonym of "wisdom" is not "ignorance" but "folly."


Wieland; or, the Transformation

by Charles Brockden Brown Start Classics (February 13, 2015)

One of the earliest major American novels, Wieland (1798) is a thrilling tale of suspense and intrigue set in rural Pennsylvania in the 1760s. Based on an actual case of a New York farmer who murdered his family,...


Turnover Point

by Alfred Coppel Start Classics (April 04, 2014)

Alfred Coppel was a science fiction writer in the middle of the 20th century. He wrote adventurous stories for numerous pulp magazines. Other works by Coppel can be found under his pseudonym Robert Cham Gilman....


Twelve Types

by G. K. Chesterton Start Classics (February 18, 2014)

G. K. Chesterton's biographical essays provide unique portraits of 12 of Europe's most defining figures. Written by one of the world's master essayists, this collection richly expresses Chesterton's thoughts...


The Turtles of Tasman

by Jack London Start Classics (May 16, 2014)

Jack London (January 12, 1876 - November 22, 1916), was an American author who wrote The Call of the Wild and other books. A pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction, he was one of...


Twas the Night Before Christmas

by Clement C. Moore Start Classics (December 18, 2013)

The classic children's christmas poem with original illustrations!


The Bronze Hand

by Anna Katharine Green Start Classics (November 01, 2013)

Anna Katharine Green (1846-1935) was an American poet and novelist. She was one of the first writers of detective fiction in America and distinguished herself by writing well plotted, legally accurate stories....


Brood of the Witch-Queen

by Sax Rohmer Start Classics (April 11, 2014)

Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward, better known as Sax Rohmer, was a prolific English novelist. He is best remembered for his series of novels featuring the master criminal Dr. Fu Manchu. This is one of his novels....


Brood of the Dark Moon

by Charles Willard Diffin Start Classics (February 13, 2015)

Once more Chet, Walt and Diane are united in a wild ride to the Dark Moon—but this time they go as prisoners of their deadly enemy Schwartzmann.


The Brotherhood of Consolation

by Honoré de Balzac Start Classics (December 01, 2013)

Honoré de Balzac, a renowned French novelist and playwright, is known for his keen observation of detail and unfiltered representation of society. Balzac is regarded as one of the founders of realism in European...


Browning as a Philosophical and Religious Teacher

by Henry Jones Start Classics (November 08, 2013)

Robert Browning (1812-1889) was indubitably one of the great poets of the Victorian era. But this book looks beyond the words. The purpose of this book is to deal with Browning, not simply as a poet, but rather...


Twilight in Italy

by D. H. Lawrence Start Classics (February 25, 2015)

Twilight In Italy is one of Lawrence's most lyrical and upbeat books, an enchanting account of travelling around Europe


The Brown Fairy Book

by Andrew Lang Start Classics (April 11, 2014)

What the Rose did to the Cypress -- Ball-Carrier and the Bad One -- How Ball-Carrier finished his Task -- The Bunyip -- Father Grumbler -- The Story of the Yara -- The Cunning Hare -- The Turtle and his Bride...


Brown Wolf and Other Jack London Stories

by Jack London Start Classics (May 16, 2014)

She had delayed, because of the dew-wet grass, in order to put on her overshoes, and when she emerged from the house found her waiting husband absorbed in the wonder of a bursting almond-bud. She sent a questing...


Browne's Folly

by Nathaniel Hawthorne Start Classics (October 23, 2013)

MY DEAR COUSIN:—I should be very glad to write a story, as you request, for the benefit of the Essex Institute, or for any other purpose that might be deemed desirable by my native townspeople. But it is now...


Waste Not, Want

by Dave Dryfoos Start Classics (February 13, 2015)

Eat your spinach, little man! It's good for you. Stuff yourself with it. Be a good little consumer, or the cops will get you.... For such is the law of supply and demand!


Wind

by Charles Louis Fontenay Start Classics (February 01, 2015)

When you have an engine with no fuel, and fuel without an engine, and a life-and-death deadline to meet, you have a problem indeed. Unless you are a stubborn Dutchman--and Jan Van Artevelde was the stubbornest...


The Willows

by Algernon Blackwood Start Classics (January 01, 2014)

"The Willows" is one of Algernon Blackwood's best known short stories. "The Willows" is an example of early modern horror and is connected within the literary tradition of weird fiction.


The Window at the White Cat

by Mary Roberts Rinehart Start Classics (April 25, 2014)

Politics and Poker... that was the occupation and the preoccupation of the members of the White Cat Club. Once on the inside, a man's business was his own and nobody gave a damn if he was the mayor of the town...


Urbain Grandeur

by Alexandre Dumas Start Classics (April 04, 2014)

On June 2, 1630, Father Urbain Grandier, the parish priest of St.-Pierre-du-March? of Loudun, France, was accused of witchcraft by a group of Ursuline nuns. Grandier, a politically-influential priest with a...


Utopia of Usurers and other Essays

by G. K. Chesterton Start Classics (February 18, 2014)

What is it that angers Chesterton and fills him with grim forebodings for the future of his island? Many things and, especially, many persons. But chiefly the capitalists, the upper middle class, the usurers,...