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The War of the Worlds

by H. G. Wells Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

H. G. Wells’ classic tale of alien invasion has to this day never been out of print. Like many works of the era, it was originally published as a serial—though the publisher, Pearson’s Magazine, demanded...


Kim

by Rudyard Kipling Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Kimball O'Hara, is the orphan son of a British soldier and a half-caste opium addict in India. While running free through the streets of Lahore as a child he befriends a British secret service agent. Later,...


Around the World In Eighty Days

by Jules Verne Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Around the World in Eighty Days (French: Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours) is a classic adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne, published in 1873. In the story, Phileas Fogg of London and his...


Arsène Lupin Versus Herlock Sholmes

by Maurice Leblanc Standard Ebooks (April 09, 2018)

Arsène Lupin takes on his most fearsome opponent yet in this second collection of his larcenous adventures. More a loving homage than a straight copy, Herlock Sholmes (changed just enough to avoid fallout from...


The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar

by Maurice Leblanc Standard Ebooks (March 28, 2018)

Arsène Lupin, with his characteristic wit, plots over the course of nine short stories to steal many of France’s best antiques and artworks from under their owners’ noses. Only his classic opponent Detective...


Short Fiction

by Arthur Machen Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Arthur Machen was a Welsh man of letters who wrote his most famous work in the late 1890s and early 1900s. While his body of work is wide, he’s perhaps best known for his supernaturally-flavored proto-horror...


Short Fiction

by Rog Phillips, André Norton & Philip K. Dick Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Philip K. Dick built an enduring literary reputation writing powerful science fiction in the pulp magazines of the 50s and beyond. This collection of several of his short works, arranged in chronological order...


Captain Blood

by Rafael Sabatini Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Peter Blood, with experience as a soldier and sailor, is practicing medicine in Bridgewater, England, when he inadvertently gets caught up in a rebellion being waged by the Duke of Monmouth. After being convicted...


Kidnapped

by Robert Louis Stevenson Standard Ebooks (April 24, 2018)

Written in 1886, Kidnapped is an adventure novel set in Scotland in the mid-1700s, not long after the Jacobite rebellion in the Highlands which had attempted to set Bonnie Prince Charlie on the throne. This...


The Jungle Book

by Rudyard Kipling Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

The Jungle Book (1894) is a collection of stories written by Rudyard Kipling.The tales in the book (and also those in The Second Jungle Book which followed in 1895, and which includes five further stories about...


The Little White Bird

by J. M. Barrie Standard Ebooks (July 27, 2018)

The Little White Bird is generally divided into three sections: the first chronicles the narrator’s life in London, beginning with how he came to know a little boy named David (who joins him on his adventures),...


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...


The Big Time

by Fritz Leiber Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Fritz Leiber (1910-1992) may be best known as a fantasy writer, but he published widely and successfully in the horror and science fiction fields. One of his major SF creations is the Change War, a series of...


The Man Who Was Thursday

by G. K. Chesterton Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Sometimes described as thrilling, sometimes as comic, and sometimes as metaphysical or spiritual, The Man Who Was Thursday is perhaps a little of each. The tale begins when an undercover policeman infiltrates...


Nostromo

by Joseph Conrad Standard Ebooks (April 25, 2018)

Originally published as a serial, Nostromo is set in a fictional South American country where the outbreak of civil war puts the mining town of Sulaco in turmoil. Giovanni Battista Fidanza, known as Nostromo,...


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...


Scaramouche

by Rafael Sabatini Standard Ebooks (February 16, 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,...


Lost Face

by Jack London Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

The first anthology of short stories by Jack London, Lost Face tells seven stories about the Klondike gold rush. In “Lost Face,” the fur thief Subienkow faces gruesome torture and execution by a tribe of...


Moby Dick

by Herman Melville Standard Ebooks (March 28, 2018)

Moby-Dick is an 1851 novel by Herman Melville. The story tells the adventures of the wandering sailor Ishmael and his voyage on the whaling ship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that Ahab...


Treasure Island

by Robert Louis Stevenson Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Treasure Island isn’t just one of the most famous coming-of-age tales in modern storytelling, it’s also the book that invented everything you know about pirates: Peg legs, parrots, treasure chests, tropical...


The Mysterious Island

by Jules Verne Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

The Mysterious Island tells the tale of five Americans who, in an attempt to escape the Civil War, pilot a hot-air balloon and find themselves crashed on a deserted island somewhere in the Pacific. Verne had...


The Lost World

by Arthur Conan Doyle Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Even though Doyle is most famous for his Sherlock stories, he was also a prolific novelist, and The Lost World is one of his more famous non-Sherlock novels. Like many novels of the day, it was first published...


A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder

by James De Mille Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder is perhaps James De Mille’s most popular book; sadly, De Mille didn’t get to see this novel grow in popularity, as it was first serialized posthumously, in...


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,...


Peter and Wendy

by J. M. Barrie Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Peter Pan, a young boy who refuses to grow up, takes Wendy to the lost boys on the fantasy island of the Neverland to be their mother. Wendy’s two brothers, John and Michael, accompany them on their on many...


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);...


The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

by Daniel Defoe Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Shipwrecked on a remote tropical island, a resourceful Englishman manages to survive alone for many years.


Armageddon 2419 A.D.

by Philip Francis Nowlan Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Armageddon 2419 A.D. features the introduction of Buck Rogers, the famous sci-fi adventure hero of early comics and radio shows. Originally published in Amazing Stories in 1928, this novella was later combined...


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

by Mark Twain Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (often shortened to Huck Finn) is a novel written by American humorist Mark Twain. It is commonly used and accounted as one of the first Great American Novels. It is also one of...


The Riddle of the Sands

by Erskine Childers Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Carruthers, an official in the Foreign Office, accepts an invitation from his friend Davies for what he assumes is a pleasure trip on a sailboat in the Baltic sea. As the two embark on their journey, it quickly...


The Call of the Wild

by Jack London Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Jack London spent nearly a year in Alaska and the Klondike, mining for gold and braving the Alaskan winter. There he was inspired to write what would become The Call of the Wild, one of his most famous novels....


Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas

by Jules Verne Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

A seminal tale of science fiction, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas is one of Jules Verne’s most famous novels. It’s more than just a stirring adventure tale—it’s also one of Verne’s most scientifically-accurate...


White Fang

by Jack London Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

White Fang is Jack London’s companion novel to The Call of the Wild. In The Call of the Wild we follow a dog’s journey from domestication to wilderness, but in White Fang we see the opposite: a wild wolf-dog...