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The Prince and the Pauper

by Mark Twain Standard Ebooks (August 09, 2018)

The Prince and the Pauper remains one of Twain’s more popular novels, having been adapted many times for the stage, screen, and elsewhere. When Tom Clancy, a young pauper in London, meets Prince Edward, the...


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 Black Tulip

by Alexandre Dumas Standard Ebooks (July 27, 2018)

Cornelius van Baerle, a respectable tulip-grower, lives only to cultivate the elusive black tulip and win the magnificent prize for its creation. But after his powerful godfather is assassinated, the unwitting...


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...


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...


A Journal of the Plague Year

by Daniel Defoe Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

The Plague is a disease that has a long and tragic history alongside humanity’s development of tightly-packed cities. A Journal of a Plague Year is a first-person narrative account of London’s last great...


The Last of the Mohicans

by James Fenimore Cooper Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

The Last of the Mohicans is one of the most famous tales of pioneer American adventure. Set during the French and Indian War, Mohicans tells the tale of the journey of two daughters to meet their father, a colonel,...


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...


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...


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,...


Rise, then Descend

by Nick Stokes Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

A modern dispossessed man climbs a sacred mound that an ancient native civilization builds. They descend. Rise, then Descend, a short story, was first published in Crab Orchard Review, Vol. 18 #1. From Rise,...


The Flint Lord

by Richard Herley Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

Driven by the sinister forces of his own heritage, Brennis Gehan Fifth, Lord of Valdoe, is planning the genocide of the nomadic tribes who impede the spread of his empire in the land that was southern England...


The Stone Arrow

by Richard Herley William Morrow and Company (January 30, 2018)

Stone Age England. The ancient, nomadic way of life is coming to an end; the agricultural revolution has begun. When the farmers of Burh attack the sleeping nomad tribe, Tagart is the only survivor. Twenty-five...


The Tide Mill

by Richard Herley Richard Herley (January 30, 2018)

The setting is feudal Sussex in the thirteenth century, a landscape and society that have changed almost beyond recognition. The power of the Church is at its zenith; yet the King, ruling by divine right, is...


Manituana

by Wu Ming Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

1775. In Massachusetts, the conflict between the British Empire and the American colonies becomes all out war. In the colony of New York, the Six Nations - or “League of Peace and Power” – must decide...


All Things Are Lights

by Robert Shea Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

All Things Are Lights is a novel written by Robert Shea in 1986. It is the story of a fictional 13th century French troubadour named Roland.

Set amongst the historical details of Louis IX's failed crusade to...


Anarchy in a Cold War

by Kurtis Sunday Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

Anarchy in a Cold War is a novel by Kurtis Sunday set in the West Berlin alternative-squatter-Punk scene during the latter part of the Cold War. The city, a focal point in the conflict between East and West,...


The Saracen: The Holy War

by Robert Shea Ballantine Books (January 30, 2018)

The Saracen is a two-part novel written by Robert Shea. The two separate portions, The Land of the Infidel and The Holy War are a continuous tale.

Basically ignored during its publication - and subsequently out...


The Saracen: Land of the Infidel

by Robert Shea Ballantine Books (January 30, 2018)

The Saracen is a two-part novel written by Robert Shea. The two separate portions, The Land of the Infidel and The Holy War are a continuous tale. Basically ignored during its publication - and subsequently...


The Earth Goddess

by Richard Herley Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

It is 3000 BC. The cult of the Earth Goddess is controlled throughout the vast empire of Europe by the secretive and unscrupulous Red Order, the priesthood which manipulates all power for its own ends. The land...