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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

by Lewis Carroll Standard Ebooks (December 10, 2018)

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) is a novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells the story of a girl named Alice who falls down...


Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

by Lewis Carroll Standard Ebooks (November 21, 2018)

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) is a novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells the story of a girl named Alice who falls down...


The Return of Sherlock Holmes

by Arthur Conan Doyle Standard Ebooks (July 28, 2018)

The Return of Sherlock Holmes is the third collection of Holmes stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, published in 1905. It includes stories published in The Strand Magazine in 1903 and 1904, bringing Holmes for the...


Kipps

by H. G. Wells Standard Ebooks (July 27, 2018)

Kipps is the story of Arthur “Artie” Kipps, an illegitimate orphan raised by his aunt and uncle on the southern coast of England in the town of New Romney. Kipps falls in love with neighbor friend Ann Pornick...


The Grand Babylon Hotel

by Arnold Bennett Standard Ebooks (July 27, 2018)

When Theodore Racksole—one of the richest men in America, and consequently the world—sits down in London’s Grand Babylon Hotel and orders a beefsteak and a bottle of beer, he isn’t aware that he’s...


813

by Maurice Leblanc Standard Ebooks (July 27, 2018)

When Arsène Lupin disappeared at the end of The Hollow Needle the public and police assumed he was dead; but it turns out he was just biding his time and waiting for the right opponent to face off against....


The House of Mirth

by Edith Wharton Standard Ebooks (July 27, 2018)

The House of Mirth is Edith Wharton’s biting critique of New York’s upper classes around the end of the 19th century. The novel follows socialite Lily Bart as she struggles to maintain a precarious position...


Wuthering Heights

by Emily Brontë Standard Ebooks (July 27, 2018)

Wuthering Heights is Emily Brontë's only novel. It was first published in 1847 under the pseudonym Ellis Bell, and a posthumous second edition was edited by her sister Charlotte. The name of the novel comes...


Ivanhoe

by Walter Scott Standard Ebooks (May 01, 2018)

Set in 12th-century England, Prince John rules while his brother King Richard is away during the Crusades. During his reign, Prince John and others of Norman nobility abuse their power over the Saxons, forcing...


King Solomon's Mines

by H. Rider Haggard Standard Ebooks (April 27, 2018)

King Solomon’s Mines was published in September 1885, becoming an immediate best seller by tapping into people’s excitement for the unknown: in this case, the unexplored regions of Africa.

Haggard wrote...


The Taming of the Shrew

by William Shakespeare Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The Taming of the Shrew is perhaps one of Shakespeare's most controversial plays by modern standards. Hinging on the courtship between the arrogant Petruchio and the "shrew" of the title Katherina, it is unclear...


Measure for Measure

by William Shakespeare Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Measure for Measure is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1603 or 1604. It was originally classified as a comedy, but is now also classified as one of Shakespeare's problem plays....


The Divine Comedy

by Dante Alighieri Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Dante Alighieri's poetic masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, is a moving human drama, an unforgettable visionary journey through the infinite torment of Hell, up the arduous slopes of Purgatory, and on to the glorious...


Antony and Cleopatra

by William Shakespeare Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

CLASSIC FICTION (PRE C 1945). Hugely ambitious in its historical focus and vast geographical scope, Antony and Cleopatra is one of Shakespeare's most astonishing tragedies. The drama centres on the relationships...


Roughing It

by Mark Twain Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Roughing It follows the travels of young Mark Twain through the Wild West during the years 1861–1867. After a brief stint as a Confederate cavalry militiaman, he joined his brother Orion Clemens, who had been...


Flower Fables

by Louisa May Alcott George Briggs (March 25, 2018)

Flower fables was the first work published by Louisa May Alcott and appeared on December 9, 1854. The book was a compilation of fanciful stories first written six years earlier for Ellen Emerson (daughter of...


The Financier

by Theodore Dreiser Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Published in 1912, The Financier, a novel by Theodore Dreiser, is the first volume of the Trilogy of Desire, which includes The Titan (1914) and The Stoic (1947).


The Titan

by Theodore Dreiser Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The Titan is a novel written by Theodore Dreiser in 1914. It is Dreiser's sequel to The Financier.

Cowperwood moves to Chicago with his new wife Aileen. He decides to take over the street-railway system.


Crome Yellow

by Aldous Huxley Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Crome Yellow is the first novel by British author Aldous Huxley. It was published in 1921. In the book, Huxley satirises the fads and fashions of the time. It is the witty story of a house party at "Crome" (a...


The Beast in the Jungle

by Henry James Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Henry James, the master of psychological literature, is at it again disturbing readers with the story of a man who feels he might be missing something important in life -- a man who also has a secret, the unstated...


The Scarlet Pimpernel

by Baroness Emma Orczy Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

In this historical adventure set during the French Revolution, the elusive Scarlet Pimpernel sets out to rescue men, women and children facing the horrors of the guillotine, while evading the relentless pursuit...


A Tale of Two Cities

by Charles Dickens Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is the second historical novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. It depicts the plight of the French proletariat under the brutal...


The Sea-Hawk

by Rafael Sabatini Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

This anthology is a thorough introduction to classic literature for those who have not yet experienced these literary masterworks. For those who have known and loved these works in the past, this is an invitation...


Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen

by Hans Christian Andersen Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Hans Christian Andersen began publishing his Fairy Tales in 1835. This collection of 127 of the stories was translated by Mrs. Paull in 1872.


Peter Pan (Peter and Wendy)

by J.M. Barrie Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up and Peter and Wendy are the stage play and novel (respectively) which tell the story of Peter Pan, a mischievous little boy who can fly, and his adventures on the island...


Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz

by L. Frank Baum & Lyman Frank Baum Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A California earthquake sends Dorothy Gale and her new friends -- Zeb the farm boy, Jim the cab-horse, and Eureka the mischievous kitten -- tumbling through a crack in the ground. Deep beneath the earth, Dorothy...


Glinda of Oz

by L. Frank Baum & Lyman Frank Baum Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Glinda of Oz is the fourteenth Land of Oz book written by children's author L. Frank Baum, published on July 10, 1920. It is the last book of the original Oz series, which was later continued by other authors....


Vanity Fair

by William Makepeace Thackeray Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Vanity Fair is perhaps Thackeray’s most famous novel. First serialized over the course of 19 volumes in Punch Magazine and first printed as a single volume in 1849, the novel cemented Thackeray’s literary...


Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

by Lewis Carroll Macmillan (February 16, 2018)

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) is a novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells the story of a girl named Alice who falls down...


Bleak House

by Charles Dickens Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Bleak House, completed by Dickens in 1853, tells several interlocking story-lines and features a host of colorful characters. Though very difficult to summarise, the novel centers around the decades-long legal...


The Moonstone

by Wilkie Collins Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Widely regarded as the precursor of the modern mystery and suspense novels, The Moonstone tells of the events surrounding the disappearance of a mysterious (and cursed) yellow diamond. T. S. Eliot called it...


Through the Looking-Glass

by Lewis Carroll Macmillan (February 16, 2018)

In a follow-up to her adventures in Wonderland, Alice finds herself in a mirror image of the whimsical land where she becomes a queen in her own right. It is the sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.


The Secret Garden

by Frances Hodgson Burnett Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Mary’s parents fall ill and die, forcing her to be transplanted from India to the English countryside. She arrives at a strange and foreign country manor, where she discovers a long-neglected garden and hears...


Pride and Prejudice

by Jane Austen Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Pride and Prejudice may today be one of Jane Austen’s most enduring novels, having been widely adapted to stage, screen, and other media since its publication in 1813. The novel tells the tale of five unmarried...


Candide

by Voltaire Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Candide, ou l'Optimisme (1759) is a French satire by the Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire, English translations of which have been titled Candide: Or, All for the Best (1759); Candide: Or, The Optimist (1762);...


Flatland

by Edwin A. Abbott Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Flatland is uniquely both a social critique and a primer on multi-dimensional geometry. Written in two parts in 1884 by Edwin A. Abbott, an English mathematician and theologian, it tells the story of a square...


The Jungle

by Upton Sinclair Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

The Jungle is one of the most famous muckraking novels in modern history. Set in Chicago at the dawn of the 20th century, it tells the story of an immigrant Lithuanian family trying to make it in a new world...


Phantastes

by George MacDonald Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Phantastes was published in 1858. It tells the story of Anodos, who, on coming of age, is examining the effects of his deceased father. To his astonishment, in doing so he sees an apparition of a fairy woman,...


Little Women

by Louisa May Alcott Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Little Women or, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888). Written and published in two parts in 1868 and 1869, the novel follows the lives of four sisters — Meg,...


Dracula

by Bram Stoker Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Dracula is one of the most famous public-domain horror novels in existence, responsible for not just introducing the eponymous Count Dracula, but for introducing many of the common tropes we see in modern horror...


The Story of the Three Little Pigs

Heidi

by Johanna Spyri Feedbooks (February 12, 2018)

Heidi is a work of children's fiction published in 1881 by Swiss author Johanna Spyri, originally published in two parts as Heidi: her years of wandering and learning and Heidi: How she used what she learned....


Cautionary Tales for Children

by Hilaire Belloc Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd. (February 12, 2018)

Cautionary Tales for Children: Designed for the Admonition of Children between the ages of eight and fourteen years is a parody of the cautionary tales that were popular in the 19th century. The book contains...


Little Cinderella

by Anonymous Open BookShelf (February 12, 2018)


The Three Bears

by Anonymous Open BookShelf (February 12, 2018)


I, Pencil

by Leonard Edward Read Foundation for Economic Education, Incorporated (January 30, 2018)

Eloquent. Extraordinary. Timeless. Paradigm-shifting. Classic. Half a century after it first appeared, Leonard Read's I, Pencil still evokes such adjectives of praise. Rightfully so, for this little essay opens...