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Alcestis

by Euripides Dancing Unicorn Books (November 29, 2017)

Euripides was one of the three great tragedians of classical Athens, the other two being Aeschylus and Sophocles. Some ancient scholars attributed ninety-five plays to him, of these, eighteen or nineteen have...


All's Well That Ends Well

by William Shakespeare Dancing Unicorn Books (November 29, 2017)

Love and Scorn-- All's Well That Ends Well is a fast paced comedic romp. Helena has won Bertrand as her husband, but now she must win his love. Helena is given impossible tasks and a wildly, improbable cast...


Babbitt

by Sinclair Lewis Dancing Unicorn Books (November 29, 2017)

Babbitt is professionally successful as a realtor. He lives with only the vaguest awareness of the lives and deaths of his contemporaries. Much of his energy in the beginning is spent on climbing the social...


A Midsummer Night's Dream

by William Shakespeare Dancing Unicorn Books (November 29, 2017)

Magical Mischief! On a midsummer night a group of mortals becomes ensnared in a magical realm by Oberon the King of Fairies and Puck his faithful servant. This delightful romp is Shakespeare's most enduring...


Wuthering Heights

by Emily Brontë Dancing Unicorn Books (July 12, 2017)

Wuthering Heights is Emily Brontë's only novel. It was first published in 1847 under the pseudonym Ellis Bell, and a posthumous second edition was edited by her sister Charlotte. The name of the novel comes...


Work

by Louisa May Alcott Dancing Unicorn Books (July 12, 2017)

It is one of several nineteenth-century novels which uncovers the changes in women's work in the new industrial era, as well as the dilemmas, tensions, and the meaning of that work. The story depicts the struggles...


The Mysterious Island

by Jules Verne Dancing Unicorn Books (May 07, 2017)

'The Mysterious Island' tells the exciting story of five Americans stranded on an uncharted island in the South Pacific. During the American Civil War, Richmond, Virginia was the capital of the Confederate States...


Women in Love

by D. H. Lawrence Dancing Unicorn Books (June 13, 2017)

'Women in Love' is a sequel to 'The Rainbow.' Ursula and Gudrun Brangwen are two sisters living in the Midlands of England in the 1910s. Ursula is a teacher, Gudrun an artist. They meet two men who live nearby,...


With Lee in Virginia

by G. A. Henty Dancing Unicorn Books (June 13, 2017)

In Henty's words, "The Great War between the Northern and Southern States of America possesses a peculiar interest for us, not only because it was a struggle between two sections of a people akin to us in race...


With Her in Ourland

by Charlotte Perkins Gilman Dancing Unicorn Books (June 13, 2017)

With Her in Ourland is the third book in Charlotte Perkins Gilman's utopian trilogy which begins where Moving the Mountain and Herland left off. Gilman masterfully compares our real modern male dominated world...


Winesburg, Ohio

by Sherwood Anderson Dancing Unicorn Books (June 13, 2017)

Winesburg, Ohio was inspired by Sherwood Anderson's early life experiences growing up in Ohio. This frank realistic portrayal of small town life brought the novel into the twentieth century. The influence of...


Why the Chimes Rang

by Elizabeth Apthorp McFadden Dancing Unicorn Books (June 13, 2017)

‘Why the Chimes Rang’ is a beautifully written story based on an old legend. It has wonderful evocative symbolism, the old church with a bell tower soaring into the sky, touching the clouds waiting for a...


White Fang

by Jack London Dancing Unicorn Books (June 13, 2017)

Much of the novel is written from the view-point of his canine character, enabling London to explore how animals view their world and how they view humans. White Fang examines the violent world of wild animals...


The Yellow Wallpaper

by Charlotte Perkins Gilman Dancing Unicorn Books (May 14, 2017)

The Yellow Wallpaper is regarded as an important early work of American feminist literature, illustrating attitudes in the nineteenth century toward women's physical and mental health. The story also has been...


The Haunted Woman

by David Lindsay Dancing Unicorn Books (April 30, 2017)

The Haunted Woman is a tense, atmospheric novel that questions the nature of reality. Isbel Loment is leading an ordinary, if uneventful, existence. She is engaged to a rather boring man and is just passing...


The Celtic Twilight

by W. B. Yeats Dancing Unicorn Books (April 09, 2017)

William Butler Yeats was an Irish poet and dramatist. As one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature, he was a pillar of both the Irish and British literary establishments. He was a driving force...


The Castle of Otranto

by Horace Walpole Dancing Unicorn Books (April 09, 2017)

This novel is the story of Conrad, son of Manfred of the house of Otranto. This thrilling tale abounds in adventure, suspense, and supernatural occurrences. Crammed with invention, entertainment, terror, and...


The Betrothed

by Dr Alessandro Manzoni Dancing Unicorn Books (April 09, 2017)

Set in northern Italy in 1628, during the terrible, oppressive years under Spanish rule, it is sometimes seen as a veiled attack on Austria, which controlled the region at the time the novel was written. It...


The Beasts of Tarzan

by Edgar Rice Burroughs Dancing Unicorn Books (April 09, 2017)

Tarzan and Jane’s infant son is kidnapped, leading them into a clever trap.


The Bacchae

by Euripides Dancing Unicorn Books (April 09, 2017)

Euripides was one of the three great tragedians of classical Athens, the other two being Aeschylus and Sophocles. Some ancient scholars attributed ninety-five plays to him, of these, eighteen or nineteen have...


The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

by James Weldon Johnson Dancing Unicorn Books (April 09, 2017)

James Weldon Johnson's landmark novel is an emotionally gripping and poignant look into race relations. The protagonist, a half-white half-black man of very light complexion, known only as an ex-colored man,...


The Watsons

by Jane Austen Dancing Unicorn Books (February 05, 2017)

Mr. Watson is a widowed clergyman with two sons and four daughters. The youngest daughter, Emma, has been brought up by a wealthy aunt and is consequently better educated and more refined than her sisters. But...


The Sorceress of Rome

by Nathan Gallizier Dancing Unicorn Books (January 15, 2017)

The third rebellion of Johannes Crescentius, Senator of Rome, enacted after the death of the pontiff and the election of Sylvester II, forms but the prelude to the great drama whose final curtain was to fall...


Soldiers of Fortune

by Richard Harding Davis Dancing Unicorn Books (January 06, 2017)

Davis was born on April 18, 1864. He made his reputation as a newspaper reporter in May to June 1889, by reporting on the devastation of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, following the infamous flood. He added to his...


Sherlock Holmes: The Pursuit of the House-Boat

by Dr John Kendrick Bangs Dancing Unicorn Books (December 21, 2016)

Sherlock Holmes: The Pursuit of the House-Boat is the sequel to A House-Boat on the Styx. The novel opens with the Associated Shades taking stock of their situation. Captain Kidd has hijacked the House-Boat...


Secret Adversary and The Mysterious Affair at Styles

by Agatha Christie Dancing Unicorn Books (December 21, 2016)

Collected here are 'Secret Adversary' and 'The Mysterious Affair at Styles', the books that introduced the world to Tommy and Tuppence and to Hercule Poirot. These intricate novels revolutionized the mystery...


Secret Adversary

by Agatha Christie Dancing Unicorn Books (December 21, 2016)

Secret Adversary introduced the world to Tommy and Tuppence. This intricate novel revolutionized the mystery form and launched Agatha Christie's career.


A Study in Scarlet

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Dancing Unicorn Books (December 21, 2016)

Doyle, unsuccessful in his medical practice, in need of money and a more satisfying career, had already sold a number of magazine stories when he wrote the novella, "A Study in Scarlet," the first Sherlock Holmes...


Pride and Prejudice

by Jane Austen Dancing Unicorn Books (December 09, 2016)

The story follows the main character Elizabeth Bennet as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of early 19th-century England. Elizabeth...


Persuasion

by Jane Austen Dancing Unicorn Books (December 02, 2016)

Anne Elliot is the overlooked middle daughter of the vain Sir Walter Elliot, and her elder sister, Elizabeth, resembles her father in temperament and delights in the fact that as the eldest daughter she can...


The Haunted Bookshop: With Linked Table of Contents

by Christopher Morley Dancing Unicorn Books (August 24, 2016)

Mysterious things begin happening to a young advertising man after visiting The Haunted Bookshop.


The Home and the World: With Linked Table of Contents

by Dr Rabindranath Tagore Dancing Unicorn Books (August 24, 2016)

The book is set in early 20th century India in the estate of the rich Bengali noble Nikhil. He lives happily with his beautiful wife Bimala until the appearance of his friend and radical revolutionist, Sandip....


The Lady of the Camellias: With Linked Table of Contents

by Dr Alexandre Dumas Dancing Unicorn Books (August 24, 2016)

'The Lady of the Camellias' is a novel by Alexandre Dumas, subsequently adapted for the stage (becoming known as 'Camille' in the English-speaking world), and then becoming the opera 'La Traviata.' The title...


The Egoist: With Linked Table of Contents

by George Meredith Dancing Unicorn Books (August 24, 2016)

The novel recounts the story of self-absorbed Sir Willoughby Patterne and his attempts at marriage; jilted by his first bride-to-be, he vacillates between the sentimental Laetitia Dale and the strong-willed...


The House of Mirth: With Linked Table of Contents

by Edith Wharton Dancing Unicorn Books (August 24, 2016)

Like most Wharton novels, The House of Mirth examines the conflict between rigid social expectation and personal desire. Lily Bart is adept at playing society's games, which expect her to achieve an advantageous...


The Duchesse of Langeais

by Honoré de Balzac Dancing Unicorn Books (August 24, 2016)

In The Duchesse of Langeais, Honore De Balzac tells us the story of an ill-fated love affair between a Parisian socialite and a Napoleonic war hero. The depth of character is astonishing and the writing superb....


The Last of the Mohicans: With Linked Table of Contents

by James Fenimore Cooper Dancing Unicorn Books (August 24, 2016)

The Last of the Mohicans is an epic novel by James Fenimore Cooper, first published in January 1826. It was one of the most popular English-language novels of its time, and helped establish Cooper as one of...


The Enchanted April: With Linked Table of Contents

by V Elizabeth Arnim Dancing Unicorn Books (August 24, 2016)

Elizabeth von Arnim's novel tells the story of four dissimilar women in 1920s England who leave their damp and rainy environs to go on a holiday to a secluded coastal castle in Italy. Mrs Arbuthnot and Mrs Wilkins,...


A Daughter of the Land: With Linked Table of Contents

by Gene Stratton Porter Dancing Unicorn Books (August 08, 2016)

A Daughter of the Land is set in Gene Stratton Porter's Limberlost series. Kate Bates lives in a man's world. It her dream to own and run her own farm. To fulfill her dreams she must give up everything and start...


Cranford: With Linked Table of Contents

by Elizabeth Gaskell Dancing Unicorn Books (August 08, 2016)

The fictional town of Cranford is closely modeled after Knutsford in Cheshire England, which Elizabeth Gaskell knew well. This gentle, humorous, and witty book follows the lives of Mary Smith and her friends,...