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Three Men in a Boat

by Jerome K. Jerome Joe Books Inc. (November 24, 2015)

Agreeing that they suffer from the serious illness of “overwork,” J., George, and Harris embark on a boating holiday along the River Thames.

Travelling from Kingston to Oxford, the three men prove themselves...


The Swiss Family Robinson

by Johann David Wyss Joe Books Inc. (November 24, 2015)

Shipwrecked after a great storm, a Swiss family makes their home on a deserted island.

With supplies and livestock salvaged from their wrecked ship, the family creates an idyllic settlement and builds a rewarding...


The Rainbow Trail

by Zane Grey Joe Books Inc. (November 24, 2015)

Ten years after escaping to freedom, Jane Withersteen is faced with a horrific choice—saving the life of Lassister, her true love, or seeing her adopted daughter, Fay, joined in marriage to a Mormon.

When Fay...


Riders of the Purple Sage

by Zane Grey Joe Books Inc. (November 24, 2015)

When Jane Withersteen refuses to marry Elder Tull, the leader of her fundamentalist Mormon church, she makes herself a target for persecution and violence by the polygamous sect. And the violence against Jane...


Dead Souls

by Nikolai Gogol Joe Books Inc. (November 24, 2015)

Chichikov, a mid-level Imperial Russian bureaucrat, schemes to line his own pockets by buying “dead souls” from the landowners of a small town and then representing the souls as alive in order to secure...


Five Children and It

by E. Nesbit Joe Books Inc. (November 24, 2015)

Psammead Trilogy Book #1

Robert, Anthea, Cyril, Jane, and the baby Lamb—while playing in a gravel pit—uncover a mischievous sand fairy, the Psammead, who grants them one wish each day.

But wishes are capricious...


What Katy Did

by Susan Coolidge Joe Books Inc. (November 24, 2015)

Katy Carr Book #1

Katy Carr’s big dreams and desire for adventure are at odds with what is expected of her by her widowed father and the family’s caregiver, Aunt Izzie. As a twelve-year-old girl, she is expected...


King Solomon's Mines

by H. Rider Haggard Joe Books Inc. (November 24, 2015)

Allan Quartermain Book #1

Adventurer and hunter Allan Quartermain leads a rescue party into the darkest regions of Africa on a quest to find the brother of Sir Henry Curtis, who has been lost while searching...


The Return of Sherlock Holmes

by Arthur Conan Doyle Joe Books Inc. (November 24, 2015)

Sherlock Holmes Short-Story Collection #3

After a three-year absence, the presumed-dead Sherlock Holmes returns, incognito, to London. Now discovered in a local shop by his friend and former partner, Dr. John...


War and Peace

by Leo Tolstoy Joe Books Inc. (November 24, 2015)

The Napoleonic era in Imperial Russia is seen through the eyes of the Bolkonsky, Rostov, Bezukhov, Kuragin, and Drubetskoy families in Leo Tolstoy’s literary masterpiece.

As Napoleon’s troops close in, talk...


The Death of Ivan Ilyich

by Leo Tolstoy Joe Books Inc. (November 24, 2015)

Mortally injured after a fall, Ivan Ilyich questions the fairness of his pain and suffering—if pain can strike a man such as himself, who has lived a just life, then his pending death can only be arbitrary....


What Katy Did Next

by Susan Coolidge Joe Books Inc. (November 24, 2015)

Katy Carr Book #3

The irrepressible Katy Carr returns in the third novel in Susan Coolidge’s charming series. Presented with the chance to travel abroad as the companion to her dear friend, Amy, Katy is initially...


The Dead Secret

by Wilkie Collins Joe Books Inc. (November 24, 2015)

Warned by a servant to avoid a particular room in her ancestral home, Porthgenna Tower, a wealthy heiress searches the room only to discover a long-held secret that has the potential to strip her of her inheritance....


Kim

by Rudyard Kipling Joe Books Inc. (November 24, 2015)

The orphaned son of impoverished Irish parents, Kimball O’Hara is making his living on the streets of British-occupied India when he befriends a lama who is undertaking a pilgrimage to find the River of the...


A Study in Scarlet

by Arthur Conan Doyle Joe Books Inc. (November 24, 2015)

Sherlock Holmes Book #1

Unlikely yet complementary flatmates, detective Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson collaborate to solve the murder of a young man whose corpse is found in an abandoned house. Through...


The Winter's Tale

by William Shakespeare Joe Books Inc. (November 24, 2015)

King Leontes is cursed to have no heir until his long-abandonded child is returned to his kingdom.


Venus and Adonis

by William Shakespeare Joe Books Inc. (November 24, 2015)

Adonis tragically chooses the excitement of the hunt over the charms of the beautiful Venus.


The Two Gentlemen of Verona

by William Shakespeare Joe Books Inc. (November 24, 2015)

Proteus's duplicity is revealed when the beautiful Julia follows him to Milan only to learn his affections have turned to another.


Twelfth Night; or What You Will

by William Shakespeare Joe Books Inc. (November 24, 2015)

Confusion reigns when the shipwrecked Viola, disguised as Cesario, enters the service of Duke Orsino, only to find her brother, Sebastian, has also been shipwrecked.


Troilus and Cressida

by William Shakespeare Joe Books Inc. (November 24, 2015)

The story of the Trojan War unfolds from the perspectives of Troilus and Cressida—a Trojan prince and his true love, one of whom is traded to the Greeks as part of a prisoner exchange.


Titus Andronicus

by William Shakespeare Joe Books Inc. (November 24, 2015)

The Roman general Titus is drawn into a violent cycle of revenge when he returns triumphantly to Rome with the Goth queen and her three sons as prisoners.


Timon of Athens

by William Shakespeare Joe Books Inc. (November 24, 2015)

When he loses his fortune, and he is forced to seek assistance from those he has helped in the past, Timon on Athens quickly learns who is friends are.`


The Tempest

by William Shakespeare Joe Books Inc. (November 24, 2015)

The Duke of Milan attempts to recapture his throne by conjuring a tempest that lures his deceitful brother, Prospero, to the duke's island hideaway.


The Taming of the Shrew

by William Shakespeare Joe Books Inc. (November 24, 2015)

The marriage hopes of the beautiful Bianca depend on her older and more disagreeable sister, Katherina, making her match first.


Sonnets

by William Shakespeare Joe Books Inc. (November 24, 2015)

Written primarily in four-line stanzas and iambic pentameter, William Shakespeare’s 154 sonnets address such themes as love, beauty, honesty, and the passage of time, and are now recognized as some of the...


Romeo and Juliet

by William Shakespeare Joe Books Inc. (November 24, 2015)

Perhaps the most famous love story in the world, Romeo and Juliet is Shakespeare’s most enduring work, and from Shakespeare in Love to Shakespeare in the Park, these star-crossed lovers have met across a crowded...


Richard III

by William Shakespeare Joe Books Inc. (November 24, 2015)

An account of the brutal and bloody rise of King Richard III to the throne, Shakespeare’s play depicts the short-lived monarch’s ruthless campaign for power, which resulted in the deaths of two of his brothers....


Richard II

by William Shakespeare Joe Books Inc. (November 24, 2015)

When King Richard II banishes two feuding noblemen from England, he sets into motion a series of events that will eventually cost him his crown and his life.


The Rape of Lucrece

by William Shakespeare Joe Books Inc. (November 24, 2015)

When the king's son hears the chastity of one of his father's advisors praised, he sets out to sully her name, with tragic consequences.


The Phoenix and the Turtle

by William Shakespeare Joe Books Inc. (November 24, 2015)

Shakespeare's telling of the funeral arrangements for the Phoenix and the Turtledove embodies the depth of their love and the tragedy of their deaths.


Pericles, Prince of Tyre

by William Shakespeare Joe Books Inc. (November 24, 2015)

After Prince Pericles puzzles out a terrible secret about the king of Antioch, he flees the city and sets sail on his ship. His adventures bring him love and marriage, but his greatest tragedies and triumps...


The Passionate Pilgrim

by William Shakespeare Joe Books Inc. (November 24, 2015)

A collection of poems and sonnets attributed to William Shakespeare, including three that were written originally for Love's Labour's Lost.


Othello

by William Shakespeare Joe Books Inc. (November 24, 2015)

Othello loves his wife Desdemona, and the two live happily--at first. A spurned suitor of Desdemona’s and Iago, an ambitious officer under Othello’s command, plan to tear the couple apart out of revenge...


Much Ado About Nothing

by William Shakespeare Joe Books Inc. (November 24, 2015)

Two couples—Benedick and Beatrice, and Hero and Claudio—must overcome deception, gossip, and, occasionally, their own misplaced pride if their love is to persevere.


A Midsummer Night's Dream

by William Shakespeare Joe Books Inc. (November 24, 2015)

The fairies of the forest interfere with the lives of mortals attending the wedding feast of Theseus, Duke of Athens, and Hipployta, and the realms of mortals and fairies collide on one magical midsummer night....


The Merry Wives of Windsor

by William Shakespeare Joe Books Inc. (November 24, 2015)

Mistress Page and Mistress Ford set out to have some fun at the expense of John Falstaff, who courts both in the hopes of securing their fortunes.


The Merchant of Venice

by William Shakespeare Joe Books Inc. (November 24, 2015)

Venetian nobleman Antonio stands to lose a pound of flesh when he is unable to repay a loan due to the Jewish moneylender Shylock.


Measure for Measure

by William Shakespeare Joe Books Inc. (November 24, 2015)

When the Duke of Vienna leaves the city under the governance of Angelo, a strict judge, Claudio and Juliet find themselves in violation of Vienna’s severe morality laws. With Claudio's life at risk, Isabella,...


Macbeth

by William Shakespeare Joe Books Inc. (November 24, 2015)

Spurred by ambition, Macbeth and his ruthless Lady will stop at nothing, including murder, to make the throne theirs. Beginning with the murder of King Duncan and culminating with Lady Macbeth’s descent into...


Love's Labour's Lost

by William Shakespeare Joe Books Inc. (November 24, 2015)

When Ferdinand, the king of Navarre, and his companions swear off of the company of women for three years in order to study and fast, they find themselves wholly unprepared for the lack of female company. By...


A Lover's Complaint

by William Shakespeare Joe Books Inc. (November 24, 2015)

A young woman tells of her seduction and abandoment by a young man who proves to be unworthy of her charm and beauty.


King Lear

by William Shakespeare Joe Books Inc. (November 24, 2015)

King Lear, growing old and too tired to reign, decides to divide his realm amongst his three daughters, leaving the largest share to the one who loves him the most. His two eldest daughters, Goneril and Regan,...


King John

by William Shakespeare Joe Books Inc. (November 24, 2015)

Treachery and betrayal are the order of the day during the reign of King John of England (1199-1216.) After he is forced to recognize the illegitimate son of his dead brother, King Richard I, King John finds...


Julius Caesar

by William Shakespeare Joe Books Inc. (November 24, 2015)

Based on events in Roman history, Shakespeare explores themes of justice and morality in Julius Caesar. Brutus, convinced by Cassius, kills Caesar in the Senate. The conspirators, believing they are acting in...


Henry VIII

by William Shakespeare Joe Books Inc. (November 24, 2015)

King Henry VIII risks both his realm and his immortal soul when he divorces Katherine of Aragon in favour of Anne “Bullen.”

With a cast of characters that includes Cardinal Wolsey, Thomas Cranmer, the dukes...


Henry VI, Part III

by William Shakespeare Joe Books Inc. (November 24, 2015)

King Henry VI is now on the run, defending his crown from the Yorkists in a conflict that will determine the fate of the British monarchy.


Henry VI, Part II

by William Shakespeare Joe Books Inc. (November 24, 2015)

King Henry VI's reign is beset with infighting among the nobility as the War of the Roses breaks out in full and the king faces open rebellion as the Duke of York makes a claim for the throne .


Henry VI, Part I

by William Shakespeare Joe Books Inc. (November 24, 2015)

After the death of King Henry V, King Henry VI must ascend to the throne amist the chaos of the Hundred Years’ War and internal struggles closer to home that threaten the British monarchy.


Henry V

by William Shakespeare Joe Books Inc. (November 24, 2015)

King Henry V takes on the growing threat of the French monarchy as he leads the Britsh army into the breach during the Hundred Years’ War.


Henry IV, Part II

by William Shakespeare Joe Books Inc. (November 24, 2015)

After putting down a rebellion that threatened the kingdom, King Henry IV must now deal with his son and heir, the frivolous Prince Hal.