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The Age of Innocence

by Edith Wharton Standard Ebooks (April 03, 2020)

Upper-class New York gentleman Newland Archer is set to wed May Welland in a picture-perfect union when the bride’s cousin, Ellen Olenska, returns from a failed marriage overseas. As Newland endeavors to help...


Treasure Island

by Robert Louis Stevenson Standard Ebooks (March 12, 2020)

Treasure Island isn’t just one of the most famous coming-of-age tales in modern storytelling, it’s also the book that invented everything you know about pirates: Peg legs, parrots, treasure chests, tropical...


A Princess of Mars

by Edgar Rice Burroughs Standard Ebooks (March 12, 2020)

In A Princess of Mars, John Carter is transported to a Mars inhabited by strange civilizations and embarks on various adventures on his quest home. Often held up as a seminal example of pulp science fiction,...


The Lady of the Barge

by W. W. Jacobs Standard Ebooks (March 06, 2020)

W. W. Jacobs was a prolific writer of short stories. His topics were typically humorous and nautical in nature, but they weren’t exclusively so. This anthology includes some of his most famous short stories,...


Plague Ship

by André Norton Standard Ebooks (February 26, 2020)

After an unusual mission trading catnip to the catlike Salariki of planet Sargol, Dane Thorson and other low-ranking crew members of the Solar Queen watch in horror as the rest of their crew falls mysteriously...


Much Ado About Nothing

by William Shakespeare Standard Ebooks (February 25, 2020)

Much Ado About Nothing is a romantic comedy by William Shakespeare set in Messina, Sicily about a pair of lovers named Claudio and Hero due to be married in a week. To pass the time before their wedding day...


The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

by Anne Brontë Standard Ebooks (February 18, 2020)

Combining a sensational story of a man's physical and moral decline through alcohol, a study of marital breakdown, a disquisition on the care and upbringing of children, and a hard-hitting critique of the position...


The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

by Omar Khayyam Standard Ebooks (February 12, 2020)

Omar Khayyám was a medieval Iranian mathemetician, philosopher, scholar, and poet. He was thought to have composed over 1,000 rubáiyát, or quatrains, in his lifetime. Many different scholars have translated...


Short Fiction

by Leonid Andreyev Standard Ebooks (October 22, 2019)

Leonid Andreyev was a Russian playwright and author of short stories and novellas, writing primarily in the first two decades of the 20th century. Matching the depression he suffered from an early age, his writing...


The Mill on the Floss

by George Eliot Standard Ebooks (February 11, 2020)

The novel details the lives of Tom and Maggie Tulliver, a brother and sister growing up on the river Floss near the village of St. Oggs, evidently in the 1820s, after the Napoleonic Wars but prior to the first...


The Odyssey

by Homer Standard Ebooks (February 08, 2020)

The Odyssey / Homer; translated by Samuel Butler. The Odyssey is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer. It is, in part, a sequel to the Iliad, the other work ascribed to Homer. The Odyssey...


The Phantom of the Opera

by Gaston Leroux Standard Ebooks (January 30, 2020)

“When I die and am in Heaven,” Christine Daaé’s father said, “I will send the Angel of Music to you.” It is with these words still in her ears years later that Christine accepts the disembodied voice...


Short Fiction

by Leonid Andreyev Standard Ebooks (October 22, 2019)

Leonid Andreyev was a Russian playwright and author of short stories and novellas, writing primarily in the first two decades of the 20th century. Matching the depression he suffered from an early age, his writing...


Tono-Bungay

by H. G. Wells Standard Ebooks (December 30, 2019)

Tono-Bungay, published in 1909, is a semi-autobiographical novel by H. G. Wells. Though it has some fantastical and absurdist elements, it is a realist novel rather than one of Well’s “scientific romances.”...


Short Fiction

by Poul Anderson Standard Ebooks (December 24, 2019)

Poul Anderson’s prolific writing career began in 1947, while still an undergraduate physics student at the University of Minnesota, and continued throughout his life. His works were primarily science fiction...


Wired Love

by Ella Cheever Thayer Standard Ebooks (December 12, 2019)

Ella Cheever Thayer used her experience of being a telegraph operator at the Brunswick Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts, to write Wired Love: A Romance of Dots and Dashes. The story begins when Nathalie Rogers...


Antic Hay

by Aldous Huxley Standard Ebooks (December 11, 2019)

Theodore Gumbrill Junior is fed up with his job as a teacher, and tries a new tack as an inventor of pneumatic trousers. The development and marketing of these is set against his attempts to find love, and the...


My First Summer in the Sierra

by John Muir Standard Ebooks (December 07, 2019)

In the summer of 1869, Scottish-American naturalist and author John Muir spent the months of June through September in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California accompanying a group of shepherds while they led...


Beowulf

by Anonymous Standard Ebooks (December 02, 2019)

Horothgar, King of the Danes, invites warriors from neighboring kingdoms to his great mead hall with the hope that one of them will solve his problem. A monster named Grendel has been terrorizing the land and...


Lady Audley’s Secret

by M. E. Braddon Standard Ebooks (December 06, 2019)

Lady Audley’s Secret was the most successful of a long series of novels written by Mary Elizabeth Braddon in what was then called the “sensation” genre because of the inventive and slightly scandalous...


A Popular Schoolgirl

by Angela Brazil Standard Ebooks (November 29, 2019)

Ingred Saxon grew up in luxury in Rotherwood, a large house in southern England, and is looking forwards to moving back in after its wartime usage as a Red Cross hospital. Unfortunately for her, her family is...


Star Born

by André Norton Standard Ebooks (November 25, 2019)

This sequel to The Stars Are Ours! was first published in 1957 by the World Publishing Company. It continues the tale of the humans who escaped an anti-intellectual Earth and founded a colony on Astra, a planet...


Short Fiction

by Fyodor Sologub Standard Ebooks (November 18, 2019)

Fyodor Sologub was a Russian poet, novelist and playwright, working in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. His work generally has a downcast outlook with recurring mystical elements, and often...


The Red House Mystery

by A. A. Milne Standard Ebooks (November 05, 2019)

The Red House Mystery is a detective novel by A. A. Milne, better known for his children’s writing, who wrote this book for his father in 1922. It is his only mystery novel and was very popular at the time....


Anne of Green Gables

by L. M. Montgomery Standard Ebooks (November 01, 2019)

Anne of Green Gables established the career of Canadian writer Lucy Maud Montgomery. When Matthew Cuthbert sends away for an orphan boy to help on his farm, he is surprised to instead meet the captivatingly...


Practical Mysticism

by Evelyn Underhill Standard Ebooks (October 31, 2019)

Surprisingly timeless and under the guise of “Christian Mysticism,” Underhill describes in 1914 what could rightly be called “secular mindfulness” today. Evelyn Underhill doesn’t use much Christian...


The Dark Other

by Stanley G. Weinbaum Standard Ebooks (October 27, 2019)

Stanley Weinbaum’s The Dark Other was first written sometime in the 1920’s under the name The Mad Brain. The manuscript went unpublished until 1950, where it was posthumously released with edits by Forrest...


The Lives of the Caesars

by Suetonius Standard Ebooks (October 26, 2019)

Suetonius was a Roman historian born in about 69 AD, shortly after the death of the emperor Nero. This book, detailing the lives of the twelve Roman emperors who were known as “Caesar”—some by a family...


Short Fiction

by Leonid Andreyev Standard Ebooks (October 22, 2019)

Leonid Andreyev was a Russian playwright and author of short stories and novellas, writing primarily in the first two decades of the 20th century. Matching the depression he suffered from an early age, his writing...


Ten Days That Shook the World

by John Reed Standard Ebooks (October 02, 2019)

This book is the author's eyewitness account of the Russian Revolution. Writing in the first flush of revolutionary enthusiasm, he gives a gripping account of the events in Petrograd in November 1917, when Lenin...


Notre-Dame de Paris

by Victor Hugo Standard Ebooks (October 02, 2019)

Esmeralda is a breathtaking beauty and attracts the attention of men all around her, including an actor, a captain, and an archdeacon, to whom she is of course forbidden. But because of a kindness she paid to...


Jeeves Stories

by P. G. Wodehouse Standard Ebooks (September 20, 2019)

Jeeves Stories is a collection of humorous short stories by P. G. Wodehouse that feature the adventures of his most famous characters, Jeeves and Wooster. Wooster is a wealthy and idle young English gentleman...


Poetry

by William Carlos Williams Standard Ebooks (September 12, 2019)

An anthology of William Carlos Williams’ poetry collections, combining The Tempers (1913), Al Que Quiere! (1917), and Sour Grapes (1921).


The Diary

by Samuel Pepys Standard Ebooks (August 22, 2019)

Pepys’ Diary is an incredibly frank decade-long snapshot of the life of an up and coming naval administrator in mid-17th century London. In it he describes everything from battles against the Dutch and the...


While the Billy Boils

by Henry Lawson Standard Ebooks (August 27, 2019)

While the Billy Boils collates Henry Lawson’s most well known short stories of the 1890s, originally published in a variety of Australian and New Zealand newspapers?—most prominently the Sydney Bulletin....


The Charing Cross Mystery

by J. S. Fletcher Standard Ebooks (August 19, 2019)

The Charing Cross Mystery follows a young lawyer, Hetherwick, who happens to be on a train alongside a former police inspector who dies suddenly in front of him. The other man in the carriage runs off at the...


The Slaves of Paris

by Emile Gaboriau Standard Ebooks (August 17, 2019)

In this, Gaboriau’s last Lecoq novel, Lecoq doesn’t make an appearance until the last few chapters of the book. In fact, it’s not clear who the protagonist(s) is/are until almost halfway through. They’re...


The Secret Tomb

by Maurice Leblanc Standard Ebooks (August 09, 2019)

When Dorothy, ropedancer and palmist, arrives at the Château de Roborey with her circus, she’s already observed strange excavations at the grounds. Fate reveals a familial connection and drags her and her...


The Duel

by Aleksandr Kuprin Standard Ebooks (August 13, 2019)

At the young age of twenty-two Sublieutenant Romashov has become an officer, but he’s already disillusioned with army life in the middle of nowhere, and the brutish and blood-thirsty natures of his commanders...


A Bid for Fortune

by Guy Boothby Standard Ebooks (July 24, 2019)

Guy Newell Boothby, born in Adelaide, was one of the most popular of Australian authors in the late 19th and early 20th century, writing dozens of novels of sensational fiction.

A Bid for Fortune, or Dr. Nikola’s...


Songs of a Sourdough

by Robert W. Service Standard Ebooks (July 05, 2019)

Songs of a Sourdough is a collection of poems written in 1907 by Robert W. Service while he was working as a bank teller in Whitehorse, Yukon. The best-known poems are those describing life during the Klondike...


Passages from the Life of a Philosopher

by Charles Babbage Standard Ebooks (July 21, 2019)

Charles Babbage was a Victorian polymath, and someone with a seemingly never-ending intellectual curiosity about the world around him. A mathematician by training, he also wrote copiously on subjects such as...


Short Fiction

by Mack Reynolds Standard Ebooks (July 18, 2019)

Dallas McCord “Mack” Reynolds was an American science fiction writer who authored almost two hundred short stories and novellas, was a staple in all the major science fiction and fantasy magazines and published...


The Prophet

by Khalil Gibran Standard Ebooks (July 18, 2019)

The Prophet is Lebanese-American writer Khalil Gibran’s best known work. In the book, the prophet Almustafa is returning home after 12 years in the fictional city of Orphalese. Before he boards his ship, he...


Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town

by Stephen Leacock Standard Ebooks (June 19, 2019)

Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town is Stephen Leacock’s humourous and affectionate account of small-town life in the fictional town of Mariposa. Written in 1912, it is drawn from his experiences living in...


Whose Body?

by Dorothy L. Sayers Standard Ebooks (June 19, 2019)

Whose Body?, published in 1923, is the first in a long and very popular series of mystery novels written by Dorothy L. Sayers and featuring her aristocratic detective Lord Peter Wimsey.

In this novel we are...


Short Fiction

by Kate Chopin Standard Ebooks (June 06, 2019)

Kate Chopin’s most famous work nowadays is the novel The Awakening, but at the turn of the last century she was more famous for her short fiction, published in American magazines like the St. Louis Post-Dispatch...


The Alchemist

by Ben Jonson Standard Ebooks (April 13, 2019)

First performed in 1610, The Alchemist is one of Ben Jonson’s greatest comedies. Written for the King’s Men—the acting company to which Shakespeare belonged—it was first performed in Oxford because the...


Such is Life

by Joseph Furphy Standard Ebooks (May 17, 2019)

Such is Life is an Australian novel written by Joseph Furphy under a pseudonym of “Tom Collins” and published in 1903. It purports to be a series of diary entries by the author, selected at approximately...


Scarhaven Keep

by J. S. Fletcher Standard Ebooks (May 11, 2019)

In Scarhaven Keep, the playwright Richard Copplestone is pulled into a search for a missing actor which leads him to the town of Scarhaven on the northern English sea coast. As he slowly uncovers the secrets...