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Love-At-Arms

by Rafael Sabatini Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Count Francesco battles the forces of the Duke for the attentions of the Prince's niece in this rousing adventure that reminds us of the Romance in Adventure. Sabatini's Love-at-Arms is an exuberant romp through...


The Shame of Motley

by Rafael Sabatini Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

1926. Being the memoir of certain transactions in the life of Lazzaro Biancomonte, of Biancomonte, sometime fool of the Court of Pesaro. After a brief stint in the business world, Sabatini went to work as a...


Rebel Raider

by Henry Beam Piper Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

In the gripping Civil War story "Rebel Raider," H. Beam Piper takes a break from the science fiction that was his typical stock-in-trade and beams readers back into the midst of the conflict that ripped the...


Moon-Face & Other Stories

by Jack London Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The title story is a short story by Jack London, on the subject of extreme antipathy. The unnamed protagonist of the story has an irrational hatred of John Claverhouse, the moon-face man. He hates really everything...


A Son of the Sun

by Jack London Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A Son of the Sun is a 1912 novel by Jack London. It is set in the South Pacific at the beginning of the 20th century and consists of eight separate stories. David Grief is a forty-year-old English adventurer...


The Captain's Doll

by David Herbert Lawrence Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Down the road strayed the tourists like pilgrims, and at the closed end of the valley they could be seen, quite tiny, climbing the cut- out road that went up like a stairway. Just by their movements you perceived...


The Fox

by David Herbert Lawrence Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Set in Berkshire, England, during World War I, The Fox, like many of D. H. Lawrence’s other major works, deals with the psychological relationships of three protagonists in a triangle of love and hatred. Without...


The Ladybird

by David Herbert Lawrence Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Set toward the end of World War I, a German prisoner, a Count, convalescing in an English hospital, is befriended by Daphne, the “Ladybird”. They are acquaintances from years earlier.


The Prussian Officer

by David Herbert Lawrence Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

His first published collection, these twelve stories were written between 1907 and 1914, during a crucial period of development for Lawrence from which he emerged a leading figure of the modernist movement....


The Black Arrow

by Robert Louis Stevenson Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

In fifteenth-century England, when his father's murderer is revealed to be his guardian, seventeen-year-old Richard Shelton joins the fellowship of the Black Arrow in avenging the death, rescuing the woman he...


All Things Are Lights

by Robert Joseph Shea Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A story that entwines the fate of Cathars of southern France with the occult traditions of Courtly Love and the troubadours.


The War Prayer

by Mark Twain Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Written by Mark Twain during the Philippine-American War in the first decade of the twentieth century, The War Prayer tells of a patriotic church service held to send the town's young men off to war. During...


The International Spy

by Allen Upward Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Being the secret history of the Russo-Japanese War: In this story the author makes clear the sinking of the English fishing schooners by the Baltic fleet of Russia and brings in all kinds of events that seemed...


The Great Impersonation

by Edward Phillips Oppenheim Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

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The trouble from which great events were to come began when Everard Dominey, who had been fighting his way through the scrub for the last three quarters of an hour towards those thin, spiral wisps of...


The Zeppelin's Passenger

by Edward Phillips Oppenheim Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

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"Never heard a sound," the younger of the afternoon callers admitted, getting rid of his empty cup and leaning forward in his low chair. "No more tea, thank you, Miss Fairclough. Done splendidly, thanks....


The Daughter of the Commandant

by Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Pyotr Andreyich Grinyov is the only surviving child of a retired army officer. When Pyotr turns 17, his father sends him into military service in Orenburg. En route Pyotr gets lost in a blizzard, but is rescued...


Five Thousand Miles Underground

by Roy Rockwood Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Dismantling the dirigible-ship Monarch & the submarine Porpoise, our crew constructs from the combined parts the Flying Mermaid which is both airship & submarine. They leave their home in Maine & head for a...


Lost on the Moon

by Roy Rockwood Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

After learning of a diamond field on the Moon, our crew heads for the satellite, where they discover a petrified city populated by petrified people.


Through Space to Mars

by Roy Rockwood Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Mark and Jack enroll in the Universal Electrical & Chemical College, and meet the inventor Santell Roumann. Santell has discovered a new fuel source called Etherium, and together the group builds a rocket ship...


Brood of the Witch-Queen

by Sax Rohmer Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

There was sincerity in the appeal, spoken in the softest, most silvern tone which he had ever heard. He stood beside the veiled woman, and met the glance of her dark eyes with a consciousness of some magnetic...


Dutch Courage and Other Stories

by Jack London Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A collection of very early stories published posthumously, with a preface by his wife Charmian.


Michael, Brother of Jerry

by Jack London Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

This story of brutality toward animals inspired a movement known as the Jack London Clubs, which were devoted to the cause of animal welfare and humane treatment.


The Strength of the Strong

by Jack London Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Includes "The Dream of Debs," "South of the Slot," and "The Unparalleled Invasion."


Allan Quatermain

by Henry Rider Haggard Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Quatermain has lost his only son and is eager to return to the wilderness. He persuaded Captain John Good and the Zulu chief Umbopa to accompany him, they set off from the coast of East Africa, this time in...


Ayesha

by Henry Rider Haggard Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

In this sequel to She, Horace Holly & his ward Leo Vincey once again embark on a quest to find the mysterious woman known as Ayesha. Knowing that She is no longer in Africa, they go east, eventually reaching...


Cleopatra

by Henry Rider Haggard Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The story is set in the Ptolemaic era of ancient Egyptian history and revolves around the survival of a dynasty bloodline protected by the Priesthood of Isis. The main character Harmachis (the living descendant...


The People of the Mist

by Henry Rider Haggard Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

In this story, readers are introduced to Leonard Outram, a penniless British adventurer in his pocket who is seeking wealth in distant lands, having lost his family lands and estates. He is involved in the rescue...


Allan's Wife and Other Tales

by Henry Rider Haggard Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Allan's Wife and Other Tales is a collection of Allan Quatermain stories. Contains: "Allan's Wife" "Hunter Quatermain's Story" "A Tale of Three Lions" "Long Odds"


Lysbeth

by Henry Rider Haggard Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Lysbeth: A Tale of the Dutch – an exciting historical adventure novel. The action takes place during the Spanish Inquisition and describes some of the horrors that occurred, giving you an idea of what it was...


The Ivory Child

by Henry Rider Haggard Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

While Quartermain visits Lord Randall, two foreigners come asking for Macumazana -- that is, asking for Allan Quartermain by the name he used among the Africans. The two visitors are Harut and Marut, priests...


When the World Shook

by Henry Rider Haggard Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

When the World Shook is a classic text which tells of the terror of a ghost town. The streets were empty, and so were the buildings, this city could not have been more dead had it been on the moon.


Finished

by Henry Rider Haggard Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The author writes, "This book, although it can be read as a separate story, is the third of the trilogy of which Marie and Child of Storm are the first two parts. It narrates, through the mouth of Allan Quatermain,...


The Yellow God

by Henry Rider Haggard Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The Yellow God is another excellent book by H. Rider Haggard. Jeekie lives in England for about 30 years, arriving in England with his uncle. His uncle, Alan Vernon was involved in a dubious financial deal and...


Allan and the Holy Flower

by Henry Rider Haggard Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

"Allan and the Holy Flower" is a 1915 novel by H. Rider Haggard featuring Allan Quatermain. The plot involves Quatermain going on a trek into Africa to find a mysterious flower. (Excerpt from Wikipedia).


The Ghost Kings

by Henry Rider Haggard Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The author wrote, "The Zulus have a strange story of a white girl who in Dingaan's day was supposed to 'hold the spirit' of some legendary goddess of theirs who is also white. This girl, they say, was very beautiful...


Scaramouche

by Rafael Sabatini Open BookShelf (September 29, 2018)

A romantic tale of a young aristocrat's adventures during the French Revolution. At one point the hero joins a theater troupe to portray ''Scaramouche''. He also becomes a lawyer, a politician, and a lover,...


The Life, Adventures & Piracies of the Famous Captain Singleton

by Daniel Defoe Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The narrative describes the life of an Englishman, stolen from a well-to-do family as a child and raised by Gypsies who eventually makes his way to sea. One half of the book concerns Singleton's crossing of...


Martin Conisby's Vengeance

by Jeffery Farnol Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A classic pirate tale of the Spanish Main, featuring the female pirate, Captain Jo.


The Adventures of Don Lavington

by George Manville Fenn Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Lindon, known as Don, is a boy in his late teens who has left school, and who lives with his mother and uncle Josiah, his father being dead, and works as a clerk in the office, the business being sugar and tobacco...


The Wolf Hunters

by James Oliver Curwood Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A thrilling tale of adventure in the Canadian wilderness.


Cord and Creese

by Lester Del Rey Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Above all, that hideous figure on the table, as its fingers were loosened, in falling forward, seemed to take steps, with his demon face still staring at me. My blood ran cold. It seemed to me as though these...


Twenty Years After

by Alexandre Dumas Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The fantastic adventures of the Three Musketeers continue - starting with an intrigue surrounding D'Artagnan who has, for twenty years, remained a lieutenant.


The Vicomte of Bragelonne

by Alexandre Dumas Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later (Le Vicomte de Bragelonne ou Dix ans plus tard) is a novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. It is the third and last of the d'Artagnan Romances following The Three Musketeers...


Ruth Fielding on Cliff Island

by Alice B. Emerson Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Ruth's classmate Jerry is hurt in a train wreck and goes to convalesce at the Red Mill. While tended to by Aunt Alvirah and Ruth, Jerry reveals how his uncle was cheated of his land on Cliff Island after losing...


In the Clutch of the War-God

by Milo Milton Hastings Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

FOREWORD: In this strange story of another day, the author has ''dipped into the future'' and viewed with his mind's eye the ultimate effect of America's self-satisfied complacency, and her persistent refusal...


The Gringos

by B.M. Bower Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A story of love and adventure on a ranch in California.


Back to God's Country and Other Stories

by James Oliver Curwood Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

After her father is killed by an outlaw, Dolores marries Peter. While at sea in the Arctic, Dolores meets the ship's captain -- the man who killed her father! The captain causes an 'accident' to happen to Peter,...


Baree, Son of Kazan

by James Oliver Curwood Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The story of the son of the blind Grey Wolf and the gallant part he played in the lives of a man and a woman.


Roast Beef, Medium: The Business Adventures of Emma McChesney

by Edna Ferber Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Edna Ferber, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Show Boat and Giant, achieved her first great success with a series of stories she published in American Magazine between 1911 and 1913. The stories featured Emma...


Lord Jim

by Joseph Conrad Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Lord Jim, by Joseph Conrad, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design,...