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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)

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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.

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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.