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Tales of Space and Time

by H. G. Wells Start Classics (November 08, 2013)

Tales of Space and Time is a fantasy and science fiction collection of three short stories and two novellas written by the English author H. G. Wells between 1897 and 1898.


Whose Body

by Dorothy L. Sayers Start Classics (February 25, 2015)

There's a corpse in the bathtub, wearing nothing but a pair of pince-nez spectacles. Enter Lord Peter Wimsey, the original gentleman sleuth. Urged to investigate by his mother, the Dowager Duchess of Denver,...


A Modern Utopia

by H. G. Wells Start Classics (January 01, 2014)

Because of the complexity and sophistication of its narrative structure, H.G. Wells's A Modern Utopia (1905) has been called "not so much a modern as a postmodern utopia." The novel is best known for its notion...


The History of Mr Polly

by H. G. Wells Start Classics (January 01, 2014)

Mr Polly is an ordinary middle-aged man who is tired of his wife's nagging and his dreary job as the owner of a regional gentleman's outfitters. Faced with the threat of bankruptcy, he concludes that the only...


The Food Of The Gods and How It Came

by H. G. Wells Start Classics (December 01, 2013)

Several novels by H.G. Wells have shown his extraordinary power of vividly realizing the most daringly-imagined conditions. "The Food of the Gods" is a surpassing example of these powers; and in it Mr. Wells...


When the Sleeper Wakes

by H. G. Wells Start Classics (December 01, 2013)

The story of a man who sleeps for two hundred and three years, waking in a completely transformed London, where, because of compound interest on his bank accounts, he has become the richest man in the world....


The First Men in the Moon

by H. G. Wells Start Classics (December 01, 2013)

The novel tells the story of a journey to the moon by the impecunious businessman Mr Bedford and the brilliant but eccentric scientist Dr Cavor. On arrival, Bedford and Cavor find the moon inhabited by a race...


The Invisible Man

by H. G. Wells Start Classics (November 08, 2013)

From the twentieth century's first great practitioner of the novel of ideas comes a consummate masterpiece of science fiction about a man trapped in the terror of his own creation.


Adaptation

by Dallas McCord Reynolds Start Classics (May 16, 2014)

When a man has a great deal of knowledge, it becomes extremely easy for him to confuse "knowledge" with "wisdom" ... and forget that the antonym of "wisdom" is not "ignorance" but "folly."


Brown Wolf and Other Jack London Stories

by Jack London Start Classics (May 16, 2014)

She had delayed, because of the dew-wet grass, in order to put on her overshoes, and when she emerged from the house found her waiting husband absorbed in the wonder of a bursting almond-bud. She sent a questing...


The Window at the White Cat

by Mary Roberts Rinehart Start Classics (April 25, 2014)

Politics and Poker... that was the occupation and the preoccupation of the members of the White Cat Club. Once on the inside, a man's business was his own and nobody gave a damn if he was the mayor of the town...


The Water-Babies

by Charles Kingsley Start Classics (February 13, 2015)

The Water-Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby is a children's novel by the Reverend Charles Kingsley. Written in 1862-1863 as a serial for Macmillan's Magazine, it was first published in its entirety in 1863....


The Uttermost Farthing

by R. Austin Freeman Start Classics (May 30, 2014)

It is not without some misgivings that I at length make public the strange history communicated to me by my lamented friend Humphrey Challoner. The outlook of the narrator is so evidently abnormal, his ethical...


Summit

by Dallas McCord Reynolds Start Classics (May 16, 2014)

Almost anything, if it goes on long enough, can be reduced to, first a Routine, and then, to a Tradition. And at the point it is, obviously, Necessary.


Adventure

by Jack London Start Classics (May 16, 2014)

He was a very sick white man. He rode pick-a-back on a woolly-headed, black-skinned savage, the lobes of whose ears had been pierced and stretched until one had torn out, while the other carried a circular block...


Love of Life

by Jack London Start Classics (May 16, 2014)

Under this title the author has grouped eight short stories. The tale which gives the book its name is a description of a man dying in the wilds of the Northwest by slow starvation. The concluding story, "Negore,...


Love Stories

by Mary Roberts Rinehart Start Classics (April 25, 2014)

The Probationer's name was really Nella Jane Brown, but she was entered in the training school as N. Jane Brown. However, she meant when she was accepted to be plain Jane Brown. Not, of course, that she could...


The Man Who Played to Lose

by Laurence Mark Janifer Start Classics (June 13, 2014)

Sometimes the very best thing you can do is to lose. The cholera germ, for instance, asks nothing better than that it be swallowed alive....


Medal of Honor

by Dallas McCord Reynolds Start Classics (May 16, 2014)

According to tradition, the man who held the Galactic Medal of Honor could do no wrong. In a strange way, Captain Don Mathers was to learn that this was true.


Occasion... For Disaster

by Gordon Randall Garrett Start Classics (June 13, 2014)

A very small slip, at just the wrong place, can devastate any enterprise. One tiny transistor can go wrong ... and ruin a multi-million dollar missile. Which would be one way to stop the missiles.... (reprinted...


An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

by Ambrose Bierce Start Classics (February 25, 2015)

Short story by Ambrose Bierce, published in 1891 in Tales of Soldiers and Civilians, a collection that in 1898 was revised, enlarged, and retitled In the Midst of Life. The narrative concerns the final thoughts...


The Adventures of Captain Bonneville

by Washington Irving Start Classics (January 08, 2015)

When Captain James Bonneville left for California in May of 1832 his motives were mixed. Officially, the French-born officer was on a two-year leave of absence from the U. S. Army, but he carried orders to collect...


John Thorndyke's Cases

by R. Austin Freeman Start Classics (May 30, 2014)

The stories in this collection, inasmuch as they constitute a somewhat new departure in this class of literature, require a few words of introduction. The primary function of all fiction is to furnish entertainment...


Lease to Doomsday

by Lee Archer Start Classics (June 13, 2014)

The twins were a rare team indeed. They wanted to build a printing plant on a garbage dump. When Muldoon asked them why, their answer was entirely logical:''Because we live here.''


The Leatherwood God

by William Dean Howells Start Classics (January 08, 2015)

The author thinks it well to apprise the reader that the historical outline of this story is largely taken from the admirable narrative of Judge Taneyhill in the Ohio Valley Series, Robert Clarke Co., Cincinnati....


Lady Larkspur

by Meredith Nicholson Start Classics (April 25, 2014)

A country house mystery involving a missing actress of exceptional talents and virtues, a bogus widow, a returned soldier, spies, plots and suspicions.


Kitty Trenire

by Mabel Quiller-Couch Start Classics (June 20, 2014)

Mabel Quiller-Couch (1866-1924) was a Cornish writer. She was the the sister of Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch, and her sister Lilian M. Quiller- Couch was an author as well. She wrote Ancient and Holy Wells...


The Life, Adventures, and Piracies of

by Daniel Defoe Start Classics (February 13, 2015)

The narrative describes the life of an Englishman, stolen from a well-to-do family as a child and raised by Gypsies who eventually makes his way to sea.One half of the book concerns Singleton's crossing of Africa...


A Likely Story

by William Dean Howells Start Classics (January 08, 2015)

William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was an American realist author and literary critic. He wrote his first novel, Their Wedding Journey, in 1871, but his literary reputation really took off with the realist novel...


Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901

by Lucy Maud Montgomery Start Classics (June 20, 2014)

A Case of Trespass A Christmas Inspiration A Christmas Mistake A Strayed Allegiance An Invitation Given on Impulse Detected by the Camera In Spite of Myself Kismet Lillian's Business Venture Miriam's Lover Miss...


The Mutiny of the Elsinore

by Jack London Start Classics (May 16, 2014)

Mr. London is here writing of scenes and types of people with which he is very familiar, the sea and ships and those who live in ships. In addition to the adventure element, of which there is an abundance of...


A Journey in Other Worlds

by John Jacob Astor Start Classics (May 16, 2014)

What did our ancestors dream of when they gazed up at the stars and looked beyond the present? Wildly imaginative but grounded in reasoned scientific speculation, A Journey in Other Worlds races far ahead of...


Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903

by Lucy Maud Montgomery Start Classics (June 20, 2014)

A Patent Medicine Testimonial A Sandshore Wooing After Many Days An Unconventional Confidence Aunt Cyrilla's Christmas Basket Davenport's Story Emily's Husband Min Miss Cordelia's Accommodation Ned's Stroke...


Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1904

by Lucy Maud Montgomery Start Classics (June 20, 2014)

A Fortunate Mistake An Unpremeditated Ceremony At the Bay Shore Farm Elizabeth's Child Freda's Adopted Grave How Don Was Saved Miss Madeline's Proposal Miss Sally's Company Mrs. March's Revenge Nan Natty of...


Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922

by Lucy Maud Montgomery Start Classics (June 20, 2014)

A Golden Wedding A Redeeming Sacrifice A Soul that Was Not At Home Abel And His Great Adventure Akin to Love Aunt Philippa and the Men Bessie's Doll Charlotte's Ladies Christmas at Red Butte How We Went to the...


Moon-Face and Other Stories

by Jack London Start Classics (May 16, 2014)

Jack London was one of the first writers to earn a living in part from his writings in commercial fiction magazines. London became a socialist and his writings reflect this change in his political views. Moon-Face...


Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908

by Lucy Maud Montgomery Start Classics (June 20, 2014)

Millionaire's Proposal A Substitute Journalist Anna's Love Letters Aunt Caroline's Silk Dress Aunt Susanna's Thanksgiving Dinner By Grace of Julius Caesar By the Rule of Contrary Fair Exchange and No Robbery...


Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906

by Lucy Maud Montgomery Start Classics (June 20, 2014)

A Correspondence and a Climax An Adventure on Island Rock At Five O'Clock in the Morning Aunt Susanna's Birthday Celebration Bertie's New Year Between the Hill and the Valley Clorinda's Gifts Cyrilla's Inspiration...


The March Family Trilogy

by William Dean Howells Start Classics (January 08, 2015)

William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was an American realist author and literary critic. He wrote his first novel, Their Wedding Journey, in 1871, but his literary reputation really took off with the realist novel...


The Mantle, and Other Stories

by Nikolai Gogol Start Classics (May 23, 2014)

The mantle- The nose- Memoirs of a mad man- A may night- The viy


Membership Drive

by Murray F. Yaco Start Classics (May 16, 2014)

Want to join our secret organization? Well, first you have to pass the tests.


The Celestial Omnibus and Other Stori

by E. M. Forster Start Classics (February 25, 2015)

A traveler steps off the road and finds himself in an alternate reality. A sullen boy accidentally summons a spirit. A man gets more than he bargained for when he buys his fiancée a plot of wooded land.These...


The Guarded Heights

by Charles Wadsworth Camp Start Classics (January 08, 2015)

The story of how George Morton rose from humble beginnings to wealth and position. The chapters on Princeton are especially interesting. Several of the characters,—the tutor, the trainer, the football coach,—are...


Hunted Down

by Charles Dickens Start Classics (February 13, 2015)

One might not necessarily think of Dickens as a mystery writer, but detectives and criminals do figure into much of his work. This...gathers a dozen of his stories featuring cops of one kind or another


The Sleuth of St. James Street

by Melville Davisson Post Start Classics (April 25, 2014)

Marquis read the secret message in his emotionless drawl: "The American is destroyed, and his accursed work is destroyed with him. Send the news to Bangkok and west to Burma. The treasures of India aer saved."...


The Sleuth of St. James's Square

by Melville Davisson Post Start Classics (April 25, 2014)

Slightly connected detective stories which are developed in a rather unusual way. The solutions are logical and less miraculous than those of Sherlock Holmes. Will not have the popular appeal of many other mystery...


The Gun

by Philip K. Dick Start Classics (May 30, 2014)

Nothing moved or stirred. Everything was silent, dead. Only the gun showed signs of life ... and the trespassers had wrecked that for all time. The return journey to pick up the treasure would be a cinch ......


Gun for Hire

by Dallas McCord Reynolds Start Classics (May 16, 2014)

A gun is an interesting weapon; it can be hired, of course, and naturally doesn't care who hires it. Something much the same can be said of the gunman, too....


Supermind

by Gordon Randall Garrett Start Classics (June 13, 2014)

F.B.I. space agent Ken Malone in a world that didn't exist.


K

by Mary Roberts Rinehart Start Classics (April 25, 2014)

A Murder Mystery. K. LeMoyne, famous surgeon, drops out of the world that has known him, and goes to live in a little town where beautiful Sidney Page lives. She is in training to become a nurse. The joys and...