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The Moon and Sixpence

by W. Somerset Maugham Digireads.com Publishing (November 17, 2015)

First published in 1919, W. Somerset Maugham’s “The Moon and Sixpence” is an episodic first person narrative based on the life of Paul Gaugin. At the center of the novel is the story of Charles Strickland,...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Persuasion

by Jane Austen Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2010)

The persuasion of "Persuasion" is the persuasion of Anne Elliot by a family friend that the young man that she is in love with is an inappropriate match for her. Instead of following her heart Anne follows the...


Pride and Prejudice

by Jane Austen Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2010)

"Pride and Prejudice" is the story of Elizabeth Bennet and her four sisters who are all unmarried. When the wealthy young gentleman, Charles Bingley, rents the nearby manor of Netherfield Park the opportunity...


Jacob's Room

by Virginia Woolf Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2010)

"Jacob's Room" is the life story of the character Jacob Flanders, from his childhood through to his death in the first World War. Considered to be a highly experimental novel, Jacob's Room is a study in character...


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...


Dracula

by Bram Stoker Digireads.com Publishing (November 17, 2015)

Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” is the novel that introduced the fictional creature known as the vampire to millions. It is considered by many as the single most important work in the gothic vampire horror genre....


Black Beauty

by Anna Sewell Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2010)

"Black Beauty" is Anna Sewell's classic tale of a horse living in 19th century England. The novel follows the story of a young colt through its life and the experiences it has as it passes from master to master....


La Galatea

by Miguel de Cervantes Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2014)

Considered by many as the greatest of all Spanish authors, Miguel de Cervantes is most well-known of course for "Don Quixote," a work of such literary impact that its historical importance cannot be understated....


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...


Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth

by Leo Tolstoy Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2010)

Written from 1852 to 1856, this autobiographical novel was Tolstoy's first publication. The early life of Nikolai, the son of wealthy landowner in Russia, is fully explored, slowly revealing this young boy's...


The Octopus: A California Story

by Frank Norris Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2010)

Inspired by The Mussel Slough Tragedy, an 1880 dispute over land titles between California settlers and the Southern Pacific Railroad, Frank Norris' 1901 novel, "The Octopus: A California Story", is the first...


A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (with an Introduction by Fallon Evans)

by James Joyce & Fallon Evans Digireads.com Publishing (November 17, 2015)

Originally published in serial format in “The Egoist” between 1914 and 1915, “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man,” is the semi-autobiographical portrayal of James Joyce’s early upbringing as an...


Hope Leslie: Or, Early Times in the Massachusetts

by Catharine Sedgwick Digireads.com Publishing (February 01, 2012)

Catharine Sedgwick (1789-1867) was a prominent American novelist of the 19th century. Her work did a great deal to bring women's issues into the public sphere. These progressive narratives, set among Puritanism...


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...


He Knew He Was Right

by Anthony Trollope Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2010)

Written in 1869 with a clear awareness of the time's tension over women's rights, "He Knew He Was Right" is primarily a story about Louis Trevelyan, a young, wealthy, educated Victorian man and his marriage...


The Mysterious Stranger and Other Stories

by Mark Twain Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2010)

"The Mysterious Stranger and Other Stories" is a collection of Mark Twain's most loved short stories. In this collection you will find the following tales: The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, The...


The Trials of Persiles and Sigismunda

by Miguel de Cervantes Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2014)

Considered by many as the greatest of all Spanish authors, Miguel de Cervantes is most well-known of course for "Don Quixote," a work of such literary impact that its historical importance cannot be understated....


A Tramp Abroad

by Mark Twain Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2010)

"A Tramp Abroad" is Mark Twain's non-fiction European travel book. As Twain travels with this fictitious friend Harris through Germany, the Alps and Italy many humorous situations and reflections upon those...


The Gods Will Have Blood (The Gods are Athirst)

by Anatole France Digireads.com Publishing (February 01, 2013)

Anatole France's work "Les dieux ont soif" translates to "The Gods Will Have Blood" or "The Gods are Athirst." Both translations of the title accurately depict the nature of this novel set during the French...


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...


Little Women

by Louisa May Alcott Digireads.com Publishing (June 01, 2015)

Louisa May Alcott’s most famous novel, “Little Women,” is the story of four sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March. Loosely based upon the author’s own experiences with her three sisters, the novel is...


Sanditon, The Watsons, and Lady Susan

by Jane Austen Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2010)

Collected here are Jane Austen's three unfinished works; "Sanditon, The Watsons, and Lady Susan". "Sanditon" is the story of the idyllic modern seaside town and its inhabitants. "The Watsons" is the story of...


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...


Eugene Onegin: A Novel in Verse

by Alexander Pushkin Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2010)

Widely acknowledged as the master work of the fountainhead of Russian literature, "Eugene Onegin" is a novel in verse, first published serially in 1825. This work, comprised of 389 verses, follows the destinies...


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...


Emma (with an Introduction by Austin Dobson)

by Jane Austen Digireads.com Publishing (June 01, 2015)

First published at the end of 1815, Jane Austen’s “Emma” is the story of Emma Woodhouse, a young girl from a good home that does not need the financial support of a husband and is determined not to marry....


Freckles

by Gene Stratton-Porter Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2010)

Set in the Limberlost Swamp area of Indiana, "Freckles" is American writer and naturalist Gene Stratton-Porter's 1904 novel about a one-handed adult orphan who takes a job guarding timber in the swamp. While...


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...


Taras Bulba

by Nikolai Gogol Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2010)

"Taras Bulba" is the story of its title character, Taras Bulba, an old Ukrainian Cossack and his two sons, Andriy and Ostap, who journey to Zaporizhian Sich located in Ukraine to fight Polish nobles with fellow...


The Duke's Children

by Anthony Trollope Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2010)

The sixth and final novel in Trollope's "Palliser" series, this 1879 work begins after the unexpected death of Plantagenet Palliser's beloved wife, Lady Glencora. Though wracked by grief over his loss, this...


The Count of Monte Cristo

by Alexandre Dumas Digireads.com Publishing (June 01, 2015)

One of Alexandre Dumas’ most beloved novels and one of the best-selling works of its day, “The Count of Monte Cristo” is an expansive adventure novel with a huge cast of characters, all revolving around...


Kidnapped

by Robert Louis Stevenson Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2010)

"Kidnapped" is the story of David Balfour, who travels to meet his uncle and collect his inheritance following the death of his father. Betrayed by his family, David finds himself kidnapped and in a fight for...


You Know Me Al (A Busher's Letters)

by Ring Lardner Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2010)

Ring Lardner's masterpiece, "You Know Me Al" is the story of a semi-literate, boastful, self-deceiving boob and rookie ball-player with the Chicago White Sox told through a series of letters home to his friend...


Effi Briest (Abridged)

by Theodor Fontane Digireads.com Publishing (February 01, 2012)

Theodor Fontane (1819-1898) was a German realist who worked for most of his life as a journalist, poet, editor, theater critic, and travel essayist. He could not attain the financial stability to write novels...


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...


A Princess of Mars

by Edgar Rice Burroughs Digireads.com Publishing (November 17, 2015)

First serialized in the pulp magazine “All-Story Magazine” between February and July of 1912, “A Princess of Mars” is the first novel in Edgar Rice Burroughs’s classic “Barsoom” series, set on...


McTeague: A Story of San Francisco

by Frank Norris Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2010)

First published in 1899, this graphic depiction of urban American life centers around McTeague, a dentist practicing in San Francisco at the turn of the century. While at first content with his life and friendship...


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....


A Journey to the Center of the Earth

by Jules Verne Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2010)

"A Journey to the Center of the Earth" is one of Jules Verne's best-known works and one of the most classic tales of adventure ever written. It is the story of the German geology professor Otto Lidenbrock who...


Sartor Resartus

by Thomas Carlyle Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2014)

Literally meaning "The tailor re-tailored," "Sartor Resartus" is Thomas Carlyle's 1836 novel which was first serialized in "Fraser's Magazine" in 1833-1834. The novel poses as a review for the work "Clothes,...


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...