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Mark Twain

This work is several orders of magnitude more profane than typical Mark Twain fare. Consider yourself warned.  

George Orwell


22 Goblins 
From Sanskrit

Beware of Monks bearing gifts. Short fantastic tales from the subcontinent.  

A Book of Golden Deeds 
Charlotte M. Yonge


A Christmas Carol 
Charles Dickens


A Conversion 
George Gissing


A Damsel in Distress 
PG Wodehouse

The family of Lord Marshmoreton.  

A Daughter of the Lodge 
George Gissing


A Day In Old Athens 
William Stearns Davis


A Detail 
Stephen Crane


A Fight with a cannon 


A Happy Solution 
Raymund Allen


A History of Science, V2 
Henry Smith Williams


A House-Boat on the Styx 

What do you suppose would happen if Charon the Boatman got promoted... to Janitor? By John Kendrick Bangs  

A Journey to the Center of the Earth 
Jules Verne


A Lover's Complaint 
William Shakespeare


A Phyllis of the Sierras 
Bret Harte


A Political and Social History of Modern Europe V.1. 
Carlton J. H. Hayes


A Second Book Of Operas 
Henry Edward Krehbiel


A Second Home 
Honore de Balzac


A Simpleton 
Charles Reade

He then told Lady Cicely there were more reasons than he chose to mention: go he must, and would; and he implored her not to let the affair drop. In short, he was sad but resolved, and she found she must go on with it, or break faith with him. She took her desk, and wrote a letter concluding the bargain for him. She stipulated for half the year's fee in advance. She read Dr. Staines the letter. -- by Charles Reade  

A Tale of Two Cities 
Charles Dickens


A Thousand Deaths--Jack London 
Action Adventure/Jack London

It must not be understood that this force, which I finally came to control, annihilated matter; it merely annihilated form. Nor, as I soon discovered, had it any effect on inorganic structure; but to all organic form it was absolutely fatal. This partiality puzzled me at first, though had I stopped to think deeper I would have seen through it.  

Charlotte M Yonge


ABC's of Science 
Charles Oliver


Aboriginal America 
Jacob Abbott


Across the Moors 
William Fryer Harvey


Active Service 
Stephen Crane


Jack London


Afoot in England 
W.H. Hudson


Against the Clock: A Cricket Story 
P. G. Wodehouse


All in a Night 
H.M. Tomlinson


Allan Quatermain 
Action Adventure/H R Haggard

The Lad himself.  

Amis and Amile 
Eugene Mason


Amusements Serious and Comical 
Thomas Brown


An Account of Egypt 


An Anarchist 
Joseph Conrad


An Egyptian Princess 
Georg Ebers


An Engineer's Story 
Amelia B. Edwards


An Episode Under the Terror 
Honore de Balzac


An Ideal Family 
Katherine Mansfield


An Imperative Duty 
William Dean Howells


Rebecca Harding Davis


Anne of Avonlea 
Lucy Maud Montgomery


Modern Thinkers/20th Century

It is a sin to write this. It is a sin to think words no others think and to put them down upon a paper no others are to see. It is base and evil. It is as if we were speaking alone to no ears but our own. And we know well that there is no transgression blacker than to do or think alone. --by Ayn Rand  

Around the World in 80 days 
Jules Verne


At Abdul Ali's Grave 
E. F. Benson


Atlantis: The Antideluvian World 
Ignatius Donnelly


Augustus Does His Bit 
George Bernard Shaw


Auriol; or, The Elixir of Life 
William Harrison Ainsworth


Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Autobiography of Andrew Dickson White, V2 
Andrew Dickson White


Ayala's Angel 
Anthony Trollope


Baldur's Dream 
W H Auden P B Taylor Translation


William Makepeace Thackeray


Ballads of Peace in War 
Michael Earls


Bank Holiday 
Katherine Mansfield


Barlaam and Ioasaph 

There was at that time a certain monk, learned in heavenly things, graced in word and deed, a model follower of every monastic rule. Whence he sprang, and what his race, I cannot say, but he dwelt in a waste howling wilderness in the land of Senaar, and had been perfected through the grace of the priesthood. Barlaam was this elder's name. --by St. John Damascene  

Baucis And Philemon 
Jonathan Swift


Beauty and the Beast 
Charles Lamb


Richard Wagner Richard Wagner


H. Rider Haggard


Augusta J. Evans


Bevis: The Story of a Boy 
Richard Jefferies


Beyond Good and Evil 
Modern Thinkers/Friedrich Nietzche

Since the French Revolution the influence of woman in Europe has DECLINED in proportion as she has increased her rights and claims; and the 'emancipation of woman,' insofar as it is desired and demanded by women themselves (and not only by masculine shallow-pates), thus proves to be a remarkable symptom of the increased weakening and deadening of the most womanly instincts.  

Bloody Blanche 
Marcel Schwob


Fyodor Dostoevsky


Leo Tolstoy


Bulfinch's Mythology: The Age of Chivalry or Legends of King Arthur 
Thomas Bulfinch

A personal favorite.  

Buried Alive! 
By Percy B. St John


Buttered Side Down 
Edna Ferber


Café Des Exiles 
George W. Cable


California Romantic and Resourceful 
John F. Davis


Call of the Wild 
Jack London

Buck did not read the newspapers, or he would have known that trouble was brewing, not alone for himself, but for every tidewater dog, strong of muscle and with warm, long hair, from Puget Sound to San Diego. Because men, groping in the Arctic darkness, had found a yellow metal, and because steamship and transportation companies were booming the find, thousands of men were rushing into the Northland.  

Calling Justice, Inc. 
Kenneth Robeson


Captain Jinks, Hero 
Ernest Crosby


Casey at the Bat 
Ernest Thayer


Cashel Byron's Profession 
George Bernard Shaw


Castle of Crime 
Maxwell Grant


Castle of Doom 
Maxwell Grant


W. Gilmore Simms


Chu-bu and Sheemish 
Lord Dunsany


Claribel: A Melody 
Alfred, Lord Tennyson


Condensed Novels--Bret Harte 

Harte's second published work, includes riffs on Charlie Reade, Charlotte Bronte, Fenimoore Cooper, Wilkie Collins, etc.  

Confucian Analects 
Translated by James Legge

CHAP. III. 1. The Master said, 'If the people be led by laws, and uniformity sought to be given them by punishments, they will try to avoid the punishment, but have no sense of shame.  

Harriet Beecher Stowe


Count Bunker 

Sequel to Clouston's The Lunatic At Large  

Culture and Anarchy 
Matthew Arnold


Darkness and Dawn 
George Allan England


David Copperfield 
Fiction/19th Century/Charles Dickens

Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show. To begin my life with the beginning of my life, I record that I was born (as I have been informed and believe) on a Friday, at twelve o'clock at night. It was remarked that the clock began to strike, and I began to cry, simultaneously.  

Dawn O'Hara, the Girl who Laughed 
Edna Ferber


Dead Man's Chest 
Maxwell Grant


Dead Men Tell No Tales 
E. W. Hornung


Declaration of Independence in American--H. L. Mencken 

WHEN THINGS get so balled up that the people of a country got to cut loose from some other country, and go it on their own hook, without asking no permission from nobody, excepting maybe God Almighty, then they ought to let everybody know why they done it, so that everybody can see they are not trying to put nothing over on nobody.  

Decoration Day 
Sarah Orne Jewett


Desert Gold 
Zane Grey


Diary in America 
Captain Frederick Marryat


Don Quixote 
Miquel de Cervantes

In a village of La Mancha, the name of which I have no desire to call to mind, there lived not long since one of those gentlemen that keep a lance in the lance-rack, an old buckler, a lean hack, and a greyhound for coursing.  

Don Tarquinio 
Frederick William Rolfe


Dora Thorne 
Charlotte M. Braeme


Dr Thorne 
Anthony Trollope


James Joyce

Her image accompanied me even in places the most hostile to romance. On Saturday evenings when my aunt went marketing I had to go to carry some of the parcels. We walked through the flaring streets, jostled by drunken men and bargaining women, amid the curses of labourers, the shrill litanies of shop-boys who stood on guard by the barrels of pigs' cheeks -- from Araby  

Earth, the World and I 
Charlotte Perkins Stetson


Easter Day 
Alexander Kuprin


William Dean Howells


Effi Briest 
Theodor Fontane


Eight Cousins 
Louisa M. Alcott


Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon 
Jules Verne


Eight Years' Wanderings in Ceylon 
Samuel White Baker


Eighteen Hundred and Thirteen: A Poem 
Anne Grant


El Dorado 
Baroness Orczy

Pimpernel in the New World  

Jean-Jacques Rousseau


Emily Montague 
Frances Brooke


Jane Austen

Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her.  

Epistles on Women 
Lucy Aikin


Charles Dudley Warner


Essays From 'The Guardian' 
Walter Horatio Pater


Essays on Suicide and the Immortality of the Soul THE SOUL 
David Hume


Face of doom 
Maxwell Grant


Facing the World 
Miss Mulock


Familiar Letters on Chemistry 
Justus Liebig


Felix O'Day 
F. Hopkinson Smith


Fenchurch Street Mystery 
Baroness Orczy


First Inaugural Speech 
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt


Five Little Peppers And How They Grew 
Margaret Sidney


Five Thousand Miles Underground Or The Mystery of the Centre of the Earth 
Roy Rockwood


Five Weeks in a Balloon 
Jules Verne


Flower Fables 
Louisa May Alcott


Flower of the Mind 
Alice Meynell


Edwin F. Roberts


Forty-Two Poems 
James Elroy Flecker


Four Comedies 
William Shakespeare


Four Wooden Stakes 
Victor Roman


Maxwell Grant


John Breckenridge Ellis


Gene Stratton-Porter


From a College Window 
Arthur Christopher Benson


Gems of Jeopardy 
Maxwell Grant


Henry James


Grass of Parnassus 
Andrew Lang


Great Expectations 
Charles Dickens

Takes a benefactor to help you escape the decay... and visit nicer clothiers.  

Guido the Gimlet of Ghent--Stephen Leacock 

The sun sank and night fell, enwrapping in shadow the frowning castle of Buggensberg, and the ancient city of Ghent at its foot. And as the darkness gathered, the windows of the castle shone out with fiery red, for it was Yuletide, and it was wassail all in the Great Hall of the castle, and this night the Margrave of Buggensberg made him a feast, and celebrated the betrothal of Isolde, his daughter, with Tancred the Tenspot.  

Hagakure (The Way of the Samurai). Selections 

Although it stands to reason that a samurai should be mindful of the Way of the Samurai, it would seem that we are all negligent. Consequently, if someone were to ask, 'What is the true meaning of the Way of the Samurai?' the person who would be able to answer promptly is rare. This is because it has not been established in one's mind beforehand. From this, one's unmindfulness of the Way can be known.  

Hamlet, Antony and Cleopatra, King Lear, Othello, Macbeth 
William Shakepeare


Hard Times 
Charles Dickens


Harold de Polo


Hasisadra's Adventure 
Thomas Henry Huxley


History of the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson 
Edmund G. Ross


Hot-Foot Hannibal 
Charles W. Chesnutt


How to Live on Twenty-Four Hours a Day 
Arnold Bennett


Samuel Butler


Hymn of Breaking Strain 
Rudyard Kipling


I Say No 
Wilkie Collins


Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow 

You've been in love, of course! If not you've got it to come. Love is like the measles; we all have to go through it. Also like the measles, we take it only once. One never need be afraid of catching it a second time. The man who has had it can go into the most dangerous places and play the most foolhardy tricks with perfect safety. -- by Jerome K. Jerome  



Imagionary Portraits 
Walter Horatio Pater


In the Cage 
Henry James


In the Grip of the Green Demon 
Robert Barr


Dante Aligheri


Initials Only 
Anna Katherine Green

For a day Sweetwater acknowledged himself to be mentally crushed, disillusioned and defeated. Then his spirits regained their poise. It would take a heavy weight indeed to keep them down permanently. His opinion was not changed in regard to his neighbour's secret guilt.  

Interpretation of Dreams 
Modern Thinkers/Sigmund Freud

Be a hit at parties.  

Intimidation, Inc. 
Maxwell Grant


Isaac Bickerstaff 

From Richard Steele, the founder of the Tatler, later the Spectator. Bickerstaff was first used by Jonathan Swift to poke fun.  

Isobel: A Romance of the Northern Trail 
James Oliver Curwood


Lewis Carroll


Jane Eyre 

Rochester, St. John, Family -- and a madwoman in the attic. By Charlotte Bronte  

Japan: An Attempt at Interpretation 
Lafcadio Hearn


Jerry of the Islands 
Jack London


Jibaro Death 
Maxwell Grant


Jimmy Goggles The God 
H. G. Wells


John Bull's Other Island 
George Bernard Shaw


John Dough and the Cherub 
L. Frank Baum


King Midas 
Upton Sinclair


Last Night When You Kissed Blanche Thompson 
Bess Streeter Aldrich


Later Poems 
Alice Meynell


Le Mariage Force 


Lectures on Evolution 
Henry Smith Williams


Legends of Babylon and Egypt 
Leonard W. King


Letters to Dead Authors 
Andrew Lang


Life and Adventures of Calamity Jane by Herself 
Marthy Cannary Burk


Love Eternal 
H. Rider Haggard


Ma Cousine Pot-Au-Feu 
Leon de Tinseau


Mac Flecknoe and Other Poems 
John Dryden


Mademoiselle Irnois 
Arthur de Gobineau


Miscellaneous Studies 
Walter Pater


Miss Cubbidge and the Dragon of Romance 
Lord Dunsany


More Bab Ballads 
W. S. Gilbert


Mr. Bonaparte of Corsica 

Whatever came of the duel we are not informed; but it is to be presumed that it did not result fatally for young Bonaparte, for he lived many years after the incident, as most of our readers are probably aware. Had he not done so, this biography would have had to stop here, and countless readers of our own day would have been deprived of much entertaining fiction --by John Kendrick Bangs  

Mr. Brisher's Treasure 
H. G. Wells


Mr. Gladstone and Genesis 
Thomas Henry Huxley


Mr. Jack Hamlin's Mediation 
Bret Harte


Bertrand Russell


On Being Found Out 
William Makepeace Thackeray


On The Heavens 


Out of the Shadows 
Michael Fairless


Predictions For The Year 1708 
Jonathan Swift


Princess Polly's Playmates 
Amy Brooks


Principles of Psychology 
Modern Thinkers/William James

The seminal work in American Psychology.  

Queen Victoria, Her Girlhood And Womanhood 
Grace Greenwood


Heinrich Heine


Russia in 1919 
Arthur Ransome


Friedrich Hebbel


Sherlock Holmes and the Grand Horizontals. 


Short History of Wales 
Owen M. Edwards


Sir Francis Drake Revived 
Philip Nichols


Sir Thomas More 
William Shakespeare


Jacques Casanova


The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories 
Mark Twain


The 39 Steps 
John Buchan

He told me some queer things that explained a lot that had puzzled me - things that happened in the Balkan War, how one state suddenly came out on top, why alliances were made and broken, why certain men disappeared, and where the sinews of war came from.  

The Absent-Minded Coterie 
Robert Barr


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 
Fiction/19th Century/Mark Twain

PERSONS attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot.  

The Adventures of Jimmie Dale 
Frank Packard

He stepped across to the sidewalk and proceeded slowly along. A month had gone by and he had not heard a word from--HER. The break on West Broadway, the murder of Metzer in Moriarty's gambling hell, the theft of Markel's diamond necklace had followed each other in quick succession--and then this month of utter silence, with no sign of her, as though indeed she had never existed.  

The Adventures of Rivella 
Mrs. Manley


The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 
Arthur Conan Doyle

To Sherlock Holmes she is always THE woman. I have seldom heard him mention her under any other name. In his eyes she eclipses and predominates the whole of her sex. It was not that he felt any emotion akin to love for Irene Adler. All emotions, and that one particularly, were abhorrent to his cold, precise but admirably balanced mind.  

The Adventures of Supercilious 
Grant Allen


The Analysis of Mind 
Modern Thinkers/20th Century

Mind and Matter. Consciousness. By Bertrand Russell.  

The Anniversary 
Anton Chekov


The Antichrist 
Modern Thinkers/Friedrich Nietzche

Mankind surely does not represent an evolution toward a better or stronger or higher level, as progress is now understood. This 'progress' is merely a modern idea, which is to say, a false idea. The European of today, in his essential worth, falls far below the European of the Renaissance; the process of evolution does not necessarily mean elevation, enhancement, strengthening.  

The Arabian Nights Entertainments 
Sir Richard Burton

Aladdin, Ali Babba, and a storyline that goes on and on. Richard Burton's translation.  

The Art of Writing and Other Essays 
Robert Louis Stevenson


The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin 
Benjamin Franklin


The Autobiography of Charles Darwin 
Charles Darwin


The Awlful Dynasty 
Kenneth Robeson


The Bab Ballads 
W. S. Gilbert


The Battle of the Books 
Jonathan Swift


The Bhagavad-Gita 
Translated by Sir Edwin Arnold

Free of commentary  

The Big Town 
Ring W. Lardner


The Blank Shot 
Rafael Sabatini


The Borgias 
Alexandre Dumas, Pere


The Boy Trapper 
Harry Castlemon


The Brick Moon and Other Stories 
Edward Everett Hale


The Buln-Buln and the Brolga 
Tom Collins


The Camel's Back 
F. Scott Fitzgerald


The Campaign Grafter 
Arthur B. Reeve


The Canterbury Tales 

And we watched the lady/as the Miller Told His Tale/while her face at first just ghostly/turned a whiter shade of pale (almost beat up a Procul Harum cover band for not knowing that.)  

The Cardinal's Snuff-Box 
Henry Harland


The Carissima 
Lucas Malet


The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes 
Arthur Conan Doyle

It was pleasant to Dr. Watson to find himself once more in the untidy room of the first floor in Baker Street which had been the starting-point of so many remarkable adventures. He looked round him at the scientific charts upon the wall, the acid-charred bench of chemicals, the violin-case leaning in the corner, the coal-scuttle, which contained of old the pipes and tobacco.  

The Champdoce Mystery 
Emile Gaboriau


The Chessmen of Mars 
Edgar Rice Burroughs


The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau, Book 1 
Jean Jacques Rousseau

Confessions is an autobiographical book by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Covering the first 53 years of Rousseau's life, up to 1765, it was completed in 1769, but not published until 1782, four years after Rousseau's death - even though Rousseau did read excerpts of his manuscript publicly at various salons and other meeting places. Confessions were two distinct works, each part consisting of six books. Books I to VI were written between 1765 and 1767, and published in 1782; books VII to XII, was written in 1769-1770, and published in 1789.  

The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau, Book 10 
Jean Jacques Rousseau

Part of the Confessions series of books by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. See description for Book 1.  

The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau, Book 11 
Jean Jacques Rousseau

Part of the Confessions series of books by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. See description for Book 1.  

The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau, Book 2 
Jean Jacques Rousseau

Part of the Confessions series of books by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. See description for Book 1.  

The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau, Book 3 
Jean Jacques Rousseau

Part of the Confessions series of books by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. See description for Book 1.  

The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau, Book 4 
Jean Jacques Rousseau

Part of the Confessions series of books by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. See description for Book 1.  

The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau, Book 5 
Jean Jacques Rousseau

Part of the Confessions series of books by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. See description for Book 1.  

The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau, Book 6 
Jean Jacques Rousseau

Part of the Confessions series of books by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. See description for Book 1.  

The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau, Book 7 
Jean Jacques Rousseau

Part of the Confessions series of books by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. See description for Book 1.  

The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau, Book 8 
Jean Jacques Rousseau

Part of the Confessions series of books by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. See description for Book 1.  

The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau, Book 9 
Jean Jacques Rousseau

Part of the Confessions series of books by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. See description for Book 1.  

The Conquest of Canaan 
Booth Tarkington


The Count of Monte Cristo 
Action Adventure/Alexander Dumas Pere

'No, no,' continued Danglars; 'if we resolve on such a step, it would be much better to take, as I now do, this pen, dip it into this ink, and write with the left hand (that the writing may not be recognized) the denunciation we propose.' And Danglars, uniting practice with theory, wrote with his left hand, and in a writing reversed from his usual style, and totally unlike it, the following lines, which he handed to Fernand, and which Fernand read in an undertone:  

The Cream of the Jest 
Fiction/20th Century/James Branch Cabell

... and Mr. Froser's Biography contains all it is necessary to know as to the facts of Kenneston's life. Yet most readers of the Biography, I think, must have felt that the great change in Kenneston no long while after he 'came to forty year'-- this sudden, almost unparalleled, conversion of a talent for tolerable verse into the full-fledged genius of Men Who Loved Alison --stays, after all, unexplained.... James Branch Cabell  

The Dancing Bear 
Etienne Barsony


The Dark Lady of Sonnets 
George Bernard Shaw


The Dead don't talk 
Robert C. Blackmon


The Dead Valley 
Ralph Adams Cram


The Death-Ring of Sneferu 
Sax Rohmer


The Desire to be a Man 
Comte P. H. Villiers de L'isle Adam


The Dhammapada 
Translated by F. Max Muller

Aphorisms from olden times.  

The Diamond Mine 
Willa Sibert Cather


The Diary of a Nobody 

December 24. - I am a poor man, but I would gladly give ten shillings to find out who sent me the insulting Christmas card I received this morning. I never insult people; why should they insult me? The worst part of the transaction is, that I find myself suspecting all my friends. The handwriting on the envelope is evidently disguised, being written sloping the wrong way. --by George and Weedon Grossmith  

The Disintegration Machine and Other Stories 
Arthur Conan Doyle

PROFESSOR CHALLENGER was in the worst possible humour. As I stood at the door of his study, my hand upon the handle and my foot upon the mat, I heard a monologue which ran like this, the words booming and reverberating through the house:  

The Divine Comedy of Dante 
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


The Divorce 
Lu Hsun


The Doctor's Dilemma 
George Bernard Shaw


The Education of the Child 
Ellen Key


The Emancipated 
George Gissing


The Embassy murders 
Maxwell Grant


The Enchanted Bluff 
Willa Cather


The Epic of Kings 
Classics/Near East

Firdausi's tale -- you thought all the great stories were just in the West?  

The Esmeralda Herders 
Elia Wilkinson Peattie


The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin Gentleman-Burglar 
Maurice Leblanc


The Fall of Troy 
Quintus Smyrnaeus


The Family of Love 
Thomas Middleton


The Fantastic Island 
Kenneth Robeson


The Fatal Boots 
William Makepeace Thackeray


The Fiery Menace 
Kenneth Robeson


The Fifth Face 
Maxwell Grant


The fight in the lion's thicket 


The Filigree Ball 
Anna Katherine Green

For a detective whose talents, had not been recognized at headquarters, I possessed an ambition which, fortunately for my standing with the lieutenant of the precinct, had not yet been expressed in words.  

The Fleece of Gold 
Theophile Gautier


The Foolish Dictionary 

LOBSTER The edible lobster is found off the New England Coast. The two-legged species is found everywhere. All kinds are green, but when roasted turn a bright red. Soubrettes are very dependent on both varieties for a living; together they furnish her with food, raiment, flats, diamonds, and occasionally indigestion.  

The Four Feathers 
A E W Mason

'Look!' she said, and Feversham suddenly felt all her weight upon his arms. Her face lost its colour and grew tired and very grey. Her eyes shut tightly and then opened again. He thought that she would faint. 'The morning at last!' she exclaimed, and then in a voice as weary as her face, 'I wonder whether it is right that one should suffer so much pain.'  

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse 
Vicente Blasco Ibanez


The Four Just Men 
Edgar Wallace

The first intimation of their intentions had excited widespread interest. But the fact that the threat had been launched from a small French town, and that in consequence the danger was very remote, had somehow robbed the threat of some of its force. Such was the vague reasoning of an ungeographical people that did not realise that Dax is no farther from London than Aberdeen.  

The Four Million 
O Henry


The Frame Up 
Richard Harding Davis


The Garden 
Ezra Loomis Pound


The Garden-party 
Katherine Mansfield


The Gardener 
E. F. Benson


The Ghost Murders 
Maxwell Grant


The Ghost Ship 
Richard Middleton


The Girlhood of Harriet Beecher Stowe 
Charles Edward Stowe


The Golden Key 
George MacDonald


The Golden Slipper 
Anna Katherine Green

'Yes, Miss Strange. I expect you to find the missing bullet which will settle the fact that murder and not suicide ended George Hammond's life. If you cannot, then a long litigation awaits this poor widow, ending, as such litigation usually does, in favour of the stronger party. There's the alternative. If you once saw her--'  

The Great Condition 
Henry James


The Green Box 
Maxwell Grant


The Green Rust 
Edgar Wallace

'It should interest you very much,' he said. 'The effect of Bromocine,' he went on, speaking with the quiet precision of one who was lecturing on the subject to an interested audience, 'is peculiar. It reduces the subject to a condition of extreme lassitude, so that really nothing matters or seems to matter. Whilst perfectly conscious the subject goes obediently to his death, behaves normally and does just what he is told--in fact, it destroys the will.'  

The Grinding Organ 
Maria Edgeworth


The Guest 
By Lord Dunsany


The Hand of Fu-Manchu 
Sax Rohmer

Last of the public domain Fu-Manchus; occasionally known as The Si-Fan Mysteries. (Fans are advised to look for the Australian Guy Boothby, whose Dr. Nikola series I will be posting, and whom Mr. Rohmer was, ahem inspired by.)  

The Happy Children 
Arthur Machen


The Happy Prince and Other Tales 
Oscar Wilde

Leaf after leaf of the fine gold the Swallow picked off, till the Happy Prince looked quite dull and grey. Leaf after leaf of the fine gold he brought to the poor, and the children's faces grew rosier, and they laughed and played games in the street. 'We have bread now!' they cried.  

The Haunted Author 
Marcus Clarke


The Haunted Burglar 
W. C. Morrow


The Haunted Jarvee 
William Hope Hodgson


The Hound of the Baskervilles 
Arthur Conan Doyle

I confess at these words a shudder passed through me. There was a thrill in the doctor's voice which showed that he was himself deeply moved by that which he told us. Holmes leaned forward in his excitement and his eyes had the hard, dry glitter which shot from them when he was keenly interested.  

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Notre-Dame de Paris) 
Victor Hugo

When this species of cyclops appeared on the threshold of the chapel, motionless, squat, and almost as broad as he was tall; squared on the base, as a great man says; with his doublet half red, half violet, sown with silver bells, and, above all, in the perfection of his ugliness, the populace recognized him on the instant, and shouted with one voice,--  

The Ides of March 
E.W. Hornung


The Iliad 


The Iliad of Homer (Prose) 

Sing, goddess, the wrath of Achilles Peleus' son, the ruinous wrath that brought on the Achaians woes innumerable  

The Inferno 
Italian Literature

Dante's Epic. No real demand for Purgatorio or Paradiso.  

The Informer 
Joseph Conrad


The Inheritors: An Extravagant Story 
Joseph Conrad Ford M. Hueffer


The Innocence of Father Brown 
GK Chesterton

As Ivan explained to the guests, their host had telephoned that he was detained for ten minutes. He was, in truth, making some last arrangements about executions and such ugly things; and though these duties were rootedly repulsive to him, he always performed them with precision. Ruthless in the pursuit of criminals, he was very mild about their punishment.  

The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu 
Sax Rohmer

What became of the Grand Duke Stanislaus? Elopement? Suicide? Nothing of the kind. He alone was fully alive to Russia's growing peril. He alone knew the truth about Mongolia. Why was Sir Crichton Davey murdered? Because, had the work he was engaged upon ever seen the light it would have shown him to be the only living Englishman who understood the importance of the Tibetan frontiers. I say to you solemnly, Petrie, that these are but a few.  

The Jade Dragon 
Maxwell Grant


The Lay of the Cid 
R. Selden Rose and Leonard Bacon


The Legend Of The Bell Rock 
Captain Marryat


The Little Lady of Lagunitas 
Richard Henry Savage


The Man who fell up 
Kenneth Robeson


The Moneychangers 
Upton Sinclair


The Navajo Indians 
William M. Edwardy


The Ninety-Five Theses of Martin Luther 
Martin Luther


The Ninety-Five Theses of Martin Luther 
Martin Luther


The Ninth Vibration and Other Stories 
L. Adams Beck


The Passionate Pilgrim 
William Shakespeare


The Patchwork Girl of Oz 
L. Frank Baum


The Philosophy of Style 
Herbert Spencer


The Picture of Dorian Gray 
Oscar Wilde

Lord Henry elevated his eyebrows and looked at him in amazement through the thin blue wreaths of smoke that curled up in such fanciful whorls from his heavy, opium-tainted cigarette. 'Not send it anywhere? My dear fellow, why? Have you any reason? What odd chaps you painters are!  

The Potiphar Papers 
George William Curtis


The Principles of Psychology 
William James


The Secret Agent 
Joseph Conrad


The Secret Garden 
Frances Hodgson Burnett


The Story of Calico Clown 
Laura Lee Hope


The Story of the inexperinced Ghost 
H. G. Wells


The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen 
Rudolph Erich Raspe


The Thirty-Nine Steps 
John Buchan


The Three Cutters 
Captain Frederick Marryat


The Three Taverns 
Edwin Arlington Robinson


The Tin Woodman of Oz 
L. Frank Baum


The Treasure of Far Island 
Willa Sibert Cather


The Twelve Months. A New Year's Dream 
Harriet Beecher Stowe


The Young Fur Traders 
R.M. Ballantyne


Three Elephant Power and Other Stories 
Andrew Barton `Banjo' Paterson


Tik-Tok of Oz 
L. Frank Baum


Joseph Conrad


Tom Swift Among the Diamond Makers 
Victor Appleton


Tom Swift And His Air Glider 
Victor Appleton


Tom Swift and His Air Scout 
Victor Appleton


Tom Swift And His Electric Runabout 
Victor Appleton


Tom Swift in the Caves of Ice 
Victor Appleton


Twelve Stories and a Dream 
H. G. Wells


Twelve Stories and a Dream 
H. G. Wells


Twenty-six Men and a Girl 
Maxim Gorky




Twenty-Two Goblins 
From Sanskrit


Two Penniless Princesses 
Charlotte M. Yonge


Two Poets 
Honore de Balzac


Verses 1889-1896 
Rudyard Kipling


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