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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 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...


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...


Billy Budd

by Herman Melville Digireads.com Publishing (September 20, 2017)

“Billy Budd” is the final work of American author Herman Melville which was discovered amongst his papers three decades after his death and first published in Raymond Weaver’s 1924 edition of “The Collected...


Dante's Paradiso (The Divine Comedy, Volume II, Paradise) [Translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow with an Introduction by Ellen M. Mitchell]

by Dante Alighieri Digireads.com Publishing (September 20, 2017)

Dante Alighieri was born in Florence, Italy in the middle of the 13th century and what is principally known of him comes from his own writings. One of the world’s great literary masterpieces, “The Divine...


A Room with a View

by E. M. Forster Digireads.com Publishing (September 20, 2017)

First published in 1908, E. M. Forster’s “A Room with a View” is the story of a young English middle-class girl named Lucy Honeychurch. As the novel opens we find Lucy touring Italy with her overbearing...


Pinocchio (Illustrated by Alice Carsey)

by Carlo Collodi Digireads.com Publishing (September 20, 2017)

First published serially between 1881 and 1882, “Pinocchio” is the popular story of a wooden puppet who yearns to be a real boy. Set in the Tuscan region of Italy, “Pinocchio” is a story which has undergone...


Pudd'nhead Wilson

by Mark Twain Digireads.com Publishing (September 20, 2017)

First serialized in “The Century Magazine” between 1893 and 1894, Mark Twain’s “Pudd’nhead Wilson” is a murder mystery set before the American Civil War in Missouri, more specifically, in a town...


My Father's Dragon (Illustrated by Ruth Chrisman Gannett)

by Ruth Stiles Gannett Digireads.com Publishing (September 20, 2017)

On Wild Island a group of lazy animals had captured a baby dragon and put him to work. This little dragon could fly, so they used him to ferry them across the river. He didn’t like it. So went the tale that...


Bartleby and Benito Cereno

by Herman Melville Digireads.com Publishing (September 20, 2017)

In this collection readers will find two of Herman Melville’s most renowned shorter works, “Bartleby: The Scrivener”, and “Benito Cereno”. The first story, “Bartleby”, was first serialized in two...


The Woman in White

by Wilkie Collins Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2017)

First published serially between 1859 and 1860, “The Woman in White” is Wilkie Collins’s epistolary novel that tells the tale of Walter Hartright, who encounters a woman all dressed in white on a moonlit...


Ulysses

by James Joyce Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2017)

One of the most important works of the Modernist era, James Joyce’s “Ulysses” was originally published serially in the American journal “The Little Review” from March 1918 to December 1920. Subsequently...


Anne of Avonlea

by Lucy M. Montgomery Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2017)

First published in 1909, “Anne of Avonlea” is Lucy M. Montgomery’s second installment in the much loved “Anne of Green Gables” book series. Following the life of Anne Shirley from age sixteen to eighteen...


Journey to the Center of the Earth (Translated by Frederic Amadeus Malleson)

by Jules Verne Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2017)

First published in 1864, “Journey to the Center of the Earth” is Jules Verne’s classic tale of adventure, one of the earliest examples of science fiction. When German professor Otto Liedenbrock finds a...


Northanger Abbey (Illustrated by Hugh Thomson)

by Jane Austen Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2017)

First published posthumously in 1817, “Northanger Abbey” was actually the first finished novel that Jane Austen wrote. It is the story of seventeen-year-old Catherine Morland, one of ten children of a country...


Heart of Darkness

by Joseph Conrad Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2017)

First serialized in Blackwood’s Magazine in 1899, “Heart of Darkness” is the story of steamboat captain Charlie Marlow’s voyage into the primitive interior of the Congo of Africa. As a manager of a Belgian...


The Hound of the Baskervilles

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2017)

When Sir Charles Baskerville is found suspiciously dead, his friend, Dr. James Mortimer asks Sherlock Holmes to look into the death. While the cause of death is determined to be a heart attack, Mortimer suspects...


The Yellow Wall-Paper, Herland, and Selected Writings

by Charlotte Perkins Gilman Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2017)

Charlotte Perkins Gilman was an American sociologist, author, poet, and lecturer whose influential work and unorthodox lifestyle made her an icon for future generations of feminists. Much of her work criticized...


The Invisible Man

by H. G. Wells Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2017)

Often referred to as a “father of science fiction”, H. G. Wells was one of the first authors to write a type of speculative fiction which referenced the advancements in science of his time. Characteristic...


Hard Times (with an Introduction by Edwin Percy Whipple)

by Charles Dickens Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2017)

Charles Dickens’s tenth novel, which was first published serially in Dickens’s own periodical journal “Household Words” in 1854, “Hard Times,” is a work that sought to highlight the social and economic...


The Virginian (with an Introduction by Struthers Burt)

by Owen Wister Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2017)

First published in 1902, Owen Wister’s “The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains” is a genre-defining work, arguably the first western novel, in which the life of the cowboy of the Old West is romanticized....


Silas Marner (with an Introduction by Esther Wood)

by George Eliot Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2017)

First published in 1861, “Silas Marner” is George Eliot’s tale of an English linen weaver. When Silas is falsely accused of stealing the funds of the small Calvinist congregation to which he belongs, his...


The Moonstone

by Wilkie Collins Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2017)

First published serially in 1868, Wilkie Collins’s “The Moonstone” is generally considered as the first full length detective novel in the English language. The novel concerns a large valuable diamond...


The House of Mirth (with an Introduction by Walter B. Rideout)

by Edith Wharton Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2017)

Pulitzer Prize-winning American author Edith Wharton used her inside knowledge of upper class New York life in the early part of the 20th century as the basis for her 1905 novel, “The House of Mirth”. The...


Dante's Inferno (The Divine Comedy: Volume I, Hell)

by Dante Alighieri Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2017)

Dante Alighieri was born in Florence, Italy in the middle of the 13th century and what is principally known of him comes from his own writings. One of the world’s great literary masterpieces, the “Divine...


War and Peace (Translated Louise and Aylmer Maude)

by Leo Tolstoy Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2017)

Considered one of the greatest novels ever written, “War and Peace” masterfully captures an intimate view of humanity on an epic scale. In this sweeping narrative, Tolstoy utilizes a large cast of characters...


A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (with an Introduction by E. Hudson Long)

by Mark Twain Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2017)

First published in 1889, “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court” was inspired by a dream in which the author, Mark Twain, imagined himself as knight in the time of chivalry. The book relates the...


Ethan Frome

by Edith Wharton Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2017)

First published in 1911, “Ethan Frome” is Edith Wharton’s tale of thwarted dreams and desires set in small New England town at the turn of the 20th century. When a young engineer is on assignment in the...


The Prince and the Pauper (Illustrated by Franklin Booth)

by Mark Twain Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2017)

Mark Twain’s first attempt at historical fiction, “The Prince and the Pauper”, was first published in 1881. It is a story set in the time of Prince Edward, of house Tudor, who at age nine would become...


Middlemarch

by George Eliot Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2017)

Set during the early part of the 19th century, George Eliot’s “Middlemarch” is a work of epic scope that centers on the intersecting lives of the inhabitants of the fictitious titular town of Middlemarch....


This Side of Paradise

by F. Scott Fitzgerald Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2017)

Few author’s personal lives have been as intertwined with their writing as that of F. Scott Fitzgerald. The author’s popularity may have as much to do with the interest in his personal life as with his writing...


The Jungle

by Upton Sinclair Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2017)

First published serially in 1905, “The Jungle” is American journalist Upton Sinclair’s dramatization of the harsh working conditions for and exploitation of immigrant workers in industrial cities like...


Mansfield Park (Introduction by Austin Dobson)

by Jane Austen Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2017)

First published in 1814, “Mansfield Park” is Jane Austen’s third published novel, the story of Fanny Price, an impoverished young girl who at the age of ten is sent away by her overburdened family to be...


Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Illustrated by Arthur Rackham)

by Lewis Carroll Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2017)

During a boat trip up the Isis River with Reverend Robinson Duckworth and the three young daughters of Henry Liddell, one of whom is named Alice, Lewis Carroll, the pen name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, invents...


Gulliver's Travels (Illustrated by Milo Winter with an Introduction by George R. Dennis)

by Jonathan Swift Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2017)

A parody of traveler’s tales and a satire of human nature, “Gulliver’s Travels” is Jonathan Swift’s most famous work which was first published in 1726. An immensely popular tale ever since its original...


Around the World in Eighty Days (Translated by George Makepeace Towle)

by Jules Verne Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2017)

First published in 1873, “Around the World in Eighty Days” is a classic tale of adventure by French author Jules Verne, which tells the story of eccentric English inventor Phileas Fogg and his newly employed...


The Iliad (Translated into prose by Samuel Butler with an Introduction by H. L. Havell)

by Homer Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2017)

Due to a lack of biographical evidence regarding the identity of Homer it has been suggested that the two great works attributed to him, the “Iliad” and the “Odyssey” may, in fact, be the work of multiple...


Heart of Darkness and Other Works

by Joseph Conrad Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2017)

First serialized in Blackwood’s Magazine in 1899, “Heart of Darkness” is the story of steamboat captain Charlie Marlow’s voyage into the primitive interior of the Congo of Africa. As a manager of a Belgian...


The Beautiful and Damned

by F. Scott Fitzgerald Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2017)

First published in 1922, “The Beautiful and Damned” is F. Scott Fitzgerald’s second novel, which follows upon many of the same themes of his first novel, “This Side of Paradise.” It is the story of...