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Demian (translated by N. H. Piday)

by Hermann Hesse Digireads.com Publishing (June 01, 2018)

Originally published in 1919 under the pseudonym of the narrator of the story, Herman Hesse’s “Demian” is the coming of age story of its principal character “Emil Sinclair.” The struggle of Emil is...


The Sorrows of Young Werther (translated by R. D. Boylan)

by Johann Goethe Digireads.com Publishing (June 01, 2018)

First published in 1774, “The Sorrows of Young Werther” is the loosely autobiographical epistolary novel by German author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. This classically tragic story is one of unrequited love....


Daniel Deronda (with an introduction by Esther Wood)

by George Eliot Digireads.com Publishing (June 01, 2018)

First published in 1876, “Daniel Deronda” was George Eliot’s final novel. Controversial in its time for its morally ambiguous characterizations and its sympathy for the proto-Zionist movement, the novel...


The Good Soldier (with an introduction by Caroline Gordon)

by Ford Madox Ford Digireads.com Publishing (June 01, 2018)

First published in 1915, “The Good Soldier” is Ford Madox Ford’s tragic tale of the relationship between two couples. The first couple is English, Captain Edward Ashburnham, the good soldier referenced...


Sons and Lovers (with an introduction by Mark Schorer)

by D. H. Lawrence Digireads.com Publishing (June 01, 2018)

First published in 1913, “Sons and Lovers” is D. H. Lawrence’s provocative semi-autobiographical novel. The work is based in part on his own family, his mother married a miner like the matriarch of the...


The Mysterious Island (translated by Charles F. Horne with an introduction by Anthony Boucher)

by Jules Verne Digireads.com Publishing (June 01, 2018)

First published in 1874, "The Mysterious Island" is French author Jules Verne’s exciting adventure which begins amidst the siege on Richmond, Virginia, during the American Civil War. Five northern prisoners...


Death in Venice

by Thomas Mann Digireads.com Publishing (June 01, 2018)

First published in 1912, “Death in Venice” is Thomas Mann’s novella concerning Gustav von Aschenbach, a famous middle-aged author who in order to alleviate a terrible case of writer’s black decides to...


Babbitt (with an introduction by Hugh Walpole)

by Sinclair Lewis Digireads.com Publishing (June 01, 2018)

First published in 1922, “Babbitt” is Sinclair Lewis’ satire of American culture in the early part of the 20th century. In the years following World War I Americans began to idealize the middle-class lifestyle...


The Red and the Black (translated with an introduction by Horace B. Samuel)

by Stendhal Digireads.com Publishing (June 01, 2018)

First published in 1830, “The Red and the Black,” is widely considered the masterpiece of 19th century French author Marie-Henri Beyle, known more commonly by his pen name, Stendahl. It follows the ambitions...


In His Steps

by Charles M. Sheldon Digireads.com Publishing (June 01, 2018)

First published in 1896, Charles Monroe Sheldon’s “In His Steps” is a classic of Christian literature whose premise centers on the idea of emulating Christ in one’s everyday life. The story concerns...


Notes from Underground and The Double (translated by Constance Garnett)

by Fyodor Dostoyevsky Digireads.com Publishing (June 01, 2018)

A predecessor to such monumental works as “Crime and Punishment” and “The Brothers Karamazov”, “Notes from Underground” represents a turning point in Dostoyevsky’s writing towards the more political...


The Return of the Native (with an introduction by J. W. Cunliffe)

by Thomas Hardy Digireads.com Publishing (June 01, 2018)

First published serially between January and December of 1878 in the sensationalistic monthly London magazine “Belgravia”, Thomas Hardy’s “The Return of the Native” is the author’s sixth published...


King Solomon's Mines (illustrated by A. C. Michael)

by H. Rider Haggard Digireads.com Publishing (June 01, 2018)

In the late 19th century, discoveries of ancient civilizations, like those in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, stirred the imaginations of Europeans with regard to the largely unexplored interior of Africa. First...


Sister Carrie

by Theodore Dreiser Digireads.com Publishing (June 01, 2018)

First published in 1900, “Sister Carrie” is Theodore Dreiser’s classic tale of Caroline “Sister Carrie” Meeber, a young woman living in rural Wisconsin who yearns for a more urban life. She takes the...


Anne of the Island

by Lucy M. Montgomery Digireads.com Publishing (June 01, 2018)

The third novel in the “Anne of Green Gables” saga, Lucy M. Montgomery’s “Anne of the Island” first debuted in 1915. The plucky young Anne Shirley is now all grown up into a smart beautiful young woman....


Riders of the Purple Sage (illustrated by W. Herbert Dunton)

by Zane Grey Digireads.com Publishing (June 01, 2018)

First published in 1912, “Riders of the Purple Sage” is Zane Grey’s genre defining novel which has been referred to as “the most popular western novel of all time.” Set in the canyon country of southern...


Tales from Shakespeare (illustrated by Arthur Rackham with an introduction by Alfred Ainger)

by Charles And Mary Lamb Digireads.com Publishing (June 01, 2018)

First published in 1807, “Tales from Shakespeare” is the classic retelling of Shakespeare’s plays by brother and sister duo Charles and Mary Lamb. All told twenty of Shakespeare’s plays are represented...


Looking Backward: 2000 - 1887 (with an introduction by Sylvester Baxter)

by Edward Bellamy Digireads.com Publishing (June 01, 2018)

First published in 1888, “Looking Backward: 2000-1887” is the highly influential work of utopian science fiction by American journalist Edward Bellamy. In the years following the American Civil War a growth...


Lord of the World

by Robert Hugh Benson Digireads.com Publishing (June 01, 2018)

First published in 1907, “Lord of the World” is the dystopian work of science fiction by Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson which depicts the rise of the Anti-Christ and the ensuing end of the world. The novel...


The Man in the Iron Mask

by Alexandre Dumas Digireads.com Publishing (June 01, 2018)

“The Man in the Iron Mask” represents the final portion of the third installment of the ‘D’Artagnan Romances’. Preceded by “The Three Musketeers”, the first volume; “Twenty Years After”, the...


The Mysterious Affair at Styles

by Agatha Christie Digireads.com Publishing (May 12, 2018)

When Emily Inglethorp, the elderly matriarch of Styles Court, an Essex country manor, is found poisoned with strychnine, a guest of the manor, Arthur Hastings calls upon his friend, famous Belgian detective...


Ivanhoe (Illustrated by Milo Winter with an Introduction by Porter Lander MacClintock)

by Sir Walter Scott Digireads.com Publishing (April 17, 2018)

One of Sir Walter Scott’s most popular and influential works, “Ivanhoe” is the story of one of the last remaining Saxon noble families. At the beginning of the novel we find its titular character, Sir...


The Story of King Arthur and His Knights (Illustrated)

by Howard Pyle Digireads.com Publishing (April 17, 2018)

First published in 1903, “The Story of King Arthur and His Knights” is Howard Pyle’s brilliantly illustrated book which chronicles some of the major episodes of the legend of King Arthur. The tales of...


Pollyanna

by Eleanor H. Porter Digireads.com Publishing (April 17, 2018)

First published in 1913, “Pollyanna” is Eleanor H. Porter’s popular tale of youthful exuberance that has been cherished by young readers ever since its first publication. A classic of children’s literature,...


Kim (with an Introduction by A. L. Rowse)

by Rudyard Kipling Digireads.com Publishing (April 17, 2018)

First published in “McClure’s Magazine” between December of 1901 and October of 1901, “Kim” is the story of Kim (Kimball) O’Hara, the orphaned son of a British soldier. Set against the backdrop of...


The Portrait of a Lady (with an Introduction by Charles R. Anderson)

by Henry James Digireads.com Publishing (April 17, 2018)

First published serially in “The Atlantic Monthly” between 1880 and 1881, Henry James’ “The Portrait of a Lady” is widely regarded as one of the author’s finest literary achievements. As is common...


Daisy Miller (with an Introduction by Martin W. Sampson)

by Henry James Digireads.com Publishing (April 17, 2018)

First published in “Cornhill Magazine” in 1878, “Daisy Miller” is Henry James’ novella which concerns the courtship of its titular character, the beautiful young American girl Daisy Miller. While travelling...


The Mayor of Casterbridge (with an Introduction by Joyce Kilmer)

by Thomas Hardy Digireads.com Publishing (April 17, 2018)

Set in the fictional town of Casterbridge, “The Mayor of Casterbridge” is Thomas Hardy’s tragic story of Michael Henchard, who over indulges in alcohol at a country fair and decides to auction off his...


The Decameron (Translated with an Introduction by J. M. Rigg)

by Giovanni Boccaccio Digireads.com Publishing (April 17, 2018)

Written in the middle of the 14th century as the Bubonic Plague decimated the population of Europe, “The Decameron” is a satirical and allegorical collection of stories by Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio....


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...


Passing

by Nella Larsen Digireads.com Publishing (September 20, 2017)

In Larsen’s second novel, “Passing,” first published in 1929, the author revisits the theme of her first novel “Quicksand”, that being the struggle for racial identity by children of mixed-race. The...


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...


The Price of Salt (Carol)

by Patricia Highsmith Digireads.com Publishing (September 20, 2017)

First published in 1952, “The Price of Salt” is Patricia Highsmith’s unprecedented novel concerning the love affair between two women. Highsmith originally published the novel under the pseudonym “Claire...


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...


A Room with a View

by E. M. Forster Digireads.com Publishing (September 20, 2017)

First published in 1908, E. M. Forster’s “A Room with a View” is the story of a young English middle-class girl named Lucy Honeychurch. As the novel opens we find Lucy touring Italy with her overbearing...


Pinocchio (Illustrated by Alice Carsey)

by Carlo Collodi Digireads.com Publishing (September 20, 2017)

First published serially between 1881 and 1882, “Pinocchio” is the popular story of a wooden puppet who yearns to be a real boy. Set in the Tuscan region of Italy, “Pinocchio” is a story which has undergone...


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...


My Father's Dragon (Illustrated by Ruth Chrisman Gannett)

by Ruth Stiles Gannett Digireads.com Publishing (September 20, 2017)

On Wild Island a group of lazy animals had captured a baby dragon and put him to work. This little dragon could fly, so they used him to ferry them across the river. He didn’t like it. So went the tale that...


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...