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The Call of the Wild

by Jack London Digireads.com Publishing (September 27, 2018)

American author, journalist, and social activist Jack London is best known for his stories set during the Klondike gold rush. During the late 19th century London traveled to the Klondike region of the Yukon...


Maggie: A Girl of the Streets

by Stephen Crane Digireads.com Publishing (September 27, 2018)

Originally published pseudonymously in 1893, “Maggie: A Girl of the Streets” follows the tragic tale of Maggie and her life in the harsh streets and tenements of the New York City Bowery district. Initially...


The Man Who Was Thursday

by G. K. Chesterton Digireads.com Publishing (September 27, 2018)

First published in 1908, G. K. Chesterton’s “The Man Who Was Thursday” has been described as a metaphysical thriller. It is the story of Gabriel Syme, who is recruited by Scotland Yard as part of an anti-anarchist...


Stepping Heavenward (with an Introduction by George Prentiss)

by Elizabeth Prentiss Digireads.com Publishing (September 27, 2018)

Written by Elizabeth Prentiss and first published in 1869 in installments, “Stepping Heavenward” is the fictional coming of age story of a young Christian girl named Katherine. The novel tells the story...


Little Men (Illustrated by Reginald Birch)

by Louisa May Alcott Digireads.com Publishing (September 27, 2018)

First published in 1871, “Little Men” or “Life at Plumfield with Jo’s Boys” is considered the second book in the unofficial “Little Women” trilogy by author Louisa May Alcott. “Little Men”...


The Secret Agent

by Joseph Conrad Digireads.com Publishing (September 27, 2018)

A classic and thrilling tale of espionage and murder, Joseph Conrad’s “The Secret Agent” was first published in 1907. Set in London in 1886, the novel centers around Mr. Adolf Verloc, a spy who owns a...


Lord Jim

by Joseph Conrad Digireads.com Publishing (September 27, 2018)

Originally published in serial form between October 1899 and November 1900, Joseph Conrad’s “Lord Jim” is the story of Jim, a young British Seamen and the first mate of the “Patna”, a ship full of...


Pride and Prejudice

by Jane Austen Digireads.com Publishing (September 27, 2018)

First published in 1813, “Pride and Prejudice” is a story set in the English countryside outside of London during the early 19th century which centers on the life of Elizabeth Bennet, the second of five...


Sanditon, The Watsons, and Lady Susan

by Jane Austen Digireads.com Publishing (September 27, 2018)

Collected together here are three of Jane Austen’s posthumously published works; “Sanditon”, “The Watsons”, and “Lady Susan”. These fragmentary tales show Austen experimenting with different literary...


Germinal (Translated by Havelock Ellis)

by Émile Zola Digireads.com Publishing (September 27, 2018)

Originally published in serial form in 1884 to 1885, “Germinal” is Émile Zola’s realistic depiction of the coalminers’ strike in northern France in the 1860s. In this faithful translation from the original...


The Voyage Out

by Virginia Woolf Digireads.com Publishing (September 27, 2018)

First published in 1915, “The Voyage Out”, Virginia Woolf’s first novel, may be her most accessible. It is a witty social satire that chronicles the maturity of the young Englishwoman Rachel Vinrace as...


The Custom of the Country

by Edith Wharton Digireads.com Publishing (September 27, 2018)

First published in 1913, Edith Wharton’s “The Custom of the Country” tells the story of Undine Spragg, a girl from a Midwestern town with unquenchable social aspirations. Though Undine is narcissistic,...


Nostromo

by Joseph Conrad Digireads.com Publishing (September 27, 2018)

First published in 1904, “Nostromo” is widely considered one of Joseph Conrad’s best works. Set in the fictitious mining town of Sulaco, a port city in the imaginary South American country of Costaguana,...


Wives and Daughters (with an Introduction by Adolphus W. Ward)

by Elizabeth Gaskell Digireads.com Publishing (September 27, 2018)

Widely believed to be her masterpiece, Elizabeth Gaskell’s “Wives and Daughters” was originally published serially in “Cornhill Magazine” between August 1864 and January 1866. The work, which was nearly...


The Pickwick Papers (with an Introduction by Edwin Percy Whipple)

by Charles Dickens Digireads.com Publishing (September 27, 2018)

Charles Dickens’s first novel, “The Pickwick Papers” was originally published in serial form between March 1836 and October 1837. Drawing on Dickens’s experience as a journalist and reporter in London...


Our Mutual Friend (with an Introduction by Edwin Percy Whipple)

by Charles Dickens Digireads.com Publishing (September 27, 2018)

First published serially between 1864 and 1865, “Our Mutual Friend” is the last novel completed by Charles Dickens. The death of a wealthy miser, who is estranged from all except his trusted employees, Nicodemus...


Demian (translated by N. H. Piday)

by Hermann Hesse Digireads.com Publishing (June 01, 2018)

Originally published in 1919 under the pseudonym of the narrator of the story, Herman Hesse’s “Demian” is the coming of age story of its principal character “Emil Sinclair.” The struggle of Emil is...


The Sorrows of Young Werther (translated by R. D. Boylan)

by Johann Goethe Digireads.com Publishing (June 01, 2018)

First published in 1774, “The Sorrows of Young Werther” is the loosely autobiographical epistolary novel by German author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. This classically tragic story is one of unrequited love....


Daniel Deronda (with an introduction by Esther Wood)

by George Eliot Digireads.com Publishing (June 01, 2018)

First published in 1876, “Daniel Deronda” was George Eliot’s final novel. Controversial in its time for its morally ambiguous characterizations and its sympathy for the proto-Zionist movement, the novel...


The Good Soldier (with an introduction by Caroline Gordon)

by Ford Madox Ford Digireads.com Publishing (June 01, 2018)

First published in 1915, “The Good Soldier” is Ford Madox Ford’s tragic tale of the relationship between two couples. The first couple is English, Captain Edward Ashburnham, the good soldier referenced...


Sons and Lovers (with an introduction by Mark Schorer)

by D. H. Lawrence Digireads.com Publishing (June 01, 2018)

First published in 1913, “Sons and Lovers” is D. H. Lawrence’s provocative semi-autobiographical novel. The work is based in part on his own family, his mother married a miner like the matriarch of the...


The Mysterious Island (translated by Charles F. Horne with an introduction by Anthony Boucher)

by Jules Verne Digireads.com Publishing (June 01, 2018)

First published in 1874, "The Mysterious Island" is French author Jules Verne’s exciting adventure which begins amidst the siege on Richmond, Virginia, during the American Civil War. Five northern prisoners...


Death in Venice

by Thomas Mann Digireads.com Publishing (June 01, 2018)

First published in 1912, “Death in Venice” is Thomas Mann’s novella concerning Gustav von Aschenbach, a famous middle-aged author who in order to alleviate a terrible case of writer’s black decides to...


Babbitt (with an introduction by Hugh Walpole)

by Sinclair Lewis Digireads.com Publishing (June 01, 2018)

First published in 1922, “Babbitt” is Sinclair Lewis’ satire of American culture in the early part of the 20th century. In the years following World War I Americans began to idealize the middle-class lifestyle...


The Red and the Black (translated with an introduction by Horace B. Samuel)

by Stendhal Digireads.com Publishing (June 01, 2018)

First published in 1830, “The Red and the Black,” is widely considered the masterpiece of 19th century French author Marie-Henri Beyle, known more commonly by his pen name, Stendahl. It follows the ambitions...


In His Steps

by Charles M. Sheldon Digireads.com Publishing (June 01, 2018)

First published in 1896, Charles Monroe Sheldon’s “In His Steps” is a classic of Christian literature whose premise centers on the idea of emulating Christ in one’s everyday life. The story concerns...


Notes from Underground and The Double (translated by Constance Garnett)

by Fyodor Dostoyevsky Digireads.com Publishing (June 01, 2018)

A predecessor to such monumental works as “Crime and Punishment” and “The Brothers Karamazov”, “Notes from Underground” represents a turning point in Dostoyevsky’s writing towards the more political...


The Return of the Native (with an introduction by J. W. Cunliffe)

by Thomas Hardy Digireads.com Publishing (June 01, 2018)

First published serially between January and December of 1878 in the sensationalistic monthly London magazine “Belgravia”, Thomas Hardy’s “The Return of the Native” is the author’s sixth published...


King Solomon's Mines (illustrated by A. C. Michael)

by H. Rider Haggard Digireads.com Publishing (June 01, 2018)

In the late 19th century, discoveries of ancient civilizations, like those in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, stirred the imaginations of Europeans with regard to the largely unexplored interior of Africa. First...


Sister Carrie

by Theodore Dreiser Digireads.com Publishing (June 01, 2018)

First published in 1900, “Sister Carrie” is Theodore Dreiser’s classic tale of Caroline “Sister Carrie” Meeber, a young woman living in rural Wisconsin who yearns for a more urban life. She takes the...


Anne of the Island

by Lucy M. Montgomery Digireads.com Publishing (June 01, 2018)

The third novel in the “Anne of Green Gables” saga, Lucy M. Montgomery’s “Anne of the Island” first debuted in 1915. The plucky young Anne Shirley is now all grown up into a smart beautiful young woman....


Riders of the Purple Sage (illustrated by W. Herbert Dunton)

by Zane Grey Digireads.com Publishing (June 01, 2018)

First published in 1912, “Riders of the Purple Sage” is Zane Grey’s genre defining novel which has been referred to as “the most popular western novel of all time.” Set in the canyon country of southern...


Tales from Shakespeare (illustrated by Arthur Rackham with an introduction by Alfred Ainger)

by Charles And Mary Lamb Digireads.com Publishing (June 01, 2018)

First published in 1807, “Tales from Shakespeare” is the classic retelling of Shakespeare’s plays by brother and sister duo Charles and Mary Lamb. All told twenty of Shakespeare’s plays are represented...


Looking Backward: 2000 - 1887 (with an introduction by Sylvester Baxter)

by Edward Bellamy Digireads.com Publishing (June 01, 2018)

First published in 1888, “Looking Backward: 2000-1887” is the highly influential work of utopian science fiction by American journalist Edward Bellamy. In the years following the American Civil War a growth...


Lord of the World

by Robert Hugh Benson Digireads.com Publishing (June 01, 2018)

First published in 1907, “Lord of the World” is the dystopian work of science fiction by Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson which depicts the rise of the Anti-Christ and the ensuing end of the world. The novel...


The Man in the Iron Mask

by Alexandre Dumas Digireads.com Publishing (June 01, 2018)

“The Man in the Iron Mask” represents the final portion of the third installment of the ‘D’Artagnan Romances’. Preceded by “The Three Musketeers”, the first volume; “Twenty Years After”, the...


The Mysterious Affair at Styles

by Agatha Christie Digireads.com Publishing (May 12, 2018)

When Emily Inglethorp, the elderly matriarch of Styles Court, an Essex country manor, is found poisoned with strychnine, a guest of the manor, Arthur Hastings calls upon his friend, famous Belgian detective...


Ivanhoe (Illustrated by Milo Winter with an Introduction by Porter Lander MacClintock)

by Sir Walter Scott Digireads.com Publishing (April 17, 2018)

One of Sir Walter Scott’s most popular and influential works, “Ivanhoe” is the story of one of the last remaining Saxon noble families. At the beginning of the novel we find its titular character, Sir...


The Story of King Arthur and His Knights (Illustrated)

by Howard Pyle Digireads.com Publishing (April 17, 2018)

First published in 1903, “The Story of King Arthur and His Knights” is Howard Pyle’s brilliantly illustrated book which chronicles some of the major episodes of the legend of King Arthur. The tales of...


Pollyanna

by Eleanor H. Porter Digireads.com Publishing (April 17, 2018)

First published in 1913, “Pollyanna” is Eleanor H. Porter’s popular tale of youthful exuberance that has been cherished by young readers ever since its first publication. A classic of children’s literature,...


Kim (with an Introduction by A. L. Rowse)

by Rudyard Kipling Digireads.com Publishing (April 17, 2018)

First published in “McClure’s Magazine” between December of 1901 and October of 1901, “Kim” is the story of Kim (Kimball) O’Hara, the orphaned son of a British soldier. Set against the backdrop of...


The Portrait of a Lady (with an Introduction by Charles R. Anderson)

by Henry James Digireads.com Publishing (April 17, 2018)

First published serially in “The Atlantic Monthly” between 1880 and 1881, Henry James’ “The Portrait of a Lady” is widely regarded as one of the author’s finest literary achievements. As is common...


Daisy Miller (with an Introduction by Martin W. Sampson)

by Henry James Digireads.com Publishing (April 17, 2018)

First published in “Cornhill Magazine” in 1878, “Daisy Miller” is Henry James’ novella which concerns the courtship of its titular character, the beautiful young American girl Daisy Miller. While travelling...


The Mayor of Casterbridge (with an Introduction by Joyce Kilmer)

by Thomas Hardy Digireads.com Publishing (April 17, 2018)

Set in the fictional town of Casterbridge, “The Mayor of Casterbridge” is Thomas Hardy’s tragic story of Michael Henchard, who over indulges in alcohol at a country fair and decides to auction off his...


The Decameron (Translated with an Introduction by J. M. Rigg)

by Giovanni Boccaccio Digireads.com Publishing (April 17, 2018)

Written in the middle of the 14th century as the Bubonic Plague decimated the population of Europe, “The Decameron” is a satirical and allegorical collection of stories by Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio....


The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle (Illustrated by the Author)

by Hugh Lofting Digireads.com Publishing (September 20, 2017)

Winner of the Newbery Medal for 1923, “The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle” is Hugh Lofting’s follow-up to his popular children’s book “The Story of Doctor Dolittle”. First published in 1922, the book...


The House of the Seven Gables (with an Introduction by George Parsons Lathrop)

by Nathaniel Hawthorne Digireads.com Publishing (September 20, 2017)

First published in 1851, “The House of the Seven Gables” is Nathaniel Hawthorne’s gothic novel which follows the fates of a New England family and their ancestral home. Inspired by a house in Salem Massachusetts...


Passing

by Nella Larsen Digireads.com Publishing (September 20, 2017)

In Larsen’s second novel, “Passing,” first published in 1929, the author revisits the theme of her first novel “Quicksand”, that being the struggle for racial identity by children of mixed-race. The...


Winesburg, Ohio (with an Introduction by Ernest Boyd)

by Sherwood Anderson Digireads.com Publishing (September 20, 2017)

Sherwood Anderson’s most famous work, “Winesburg, Ohio” is a cycle of short stories set in the fictional town of Winesburg, loosely based on the author’s own home town of Clyde, Ohio. A picture of small...


The Price of Salt (Carol)

by Patricia Highsmith Digireads.com Publishing (September 20, 2017)

First published in 1952, “The Price of Salt” is Patricia Highsmith’s unprecedented novel concerning the love affair between two women. Highsmith originally published the novel under the pseudonym “Claire...