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Private Selby 

Prophetic and chilling at once, Edgar Wallace’s alternate history crime novel "Private Selby" deals with the author’s fear of a potential German invasion of Britain shortly before ...

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In the Year of the Jubilee

The Jubilee marks the fiftieth year of the reign of Queen Victoria. Dickensian in its sweeping scope of London life, Gissing’s "In the Year of the Jubilee" (1834) depicts the hars ...

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The Harvester

"The Harvester" is a gentle love story, made up of a fondness for nature, high moral ideals and an engaging plot. It is the story of young David Langston, who lives in the countrys ...

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Moths of the Limberlost

Gene Stratton-Porter was a naturalist and fierce conservationist as well as an author, and one of the areas she held dearest was the Limberlost swamp. Indeed, she spent her income ...

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O. Henryana

Published posthumously in 1920, ‘O. Henryanya’ is a collection of short stories and poetry from much-loved American author William Sidney Porter, better known as ‘O. Henry’. This c ...

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Sixes and Sevens

Published posthumously, William Sidney Porter’s ‘Sixes and Sevens’ is a collection of 25 short stories from the popular author. Some of the most famous works included are ‘Ulysses ...

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‘Options’ is a collection of 16 short stories from much-loved 20th century American author William Sidney Porter, better known as ‘O. Henry’. Stories from the collection include br ...

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Cabbages and Kings

‘Cabbages and Kings’ is one of renowned author William Sidney Porter’s most famous collections of short stories. Better known by his literary pseudonym ‘O. Henry’, the collection w ...

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The Shades

What would you give for a conversation with Socrates? Vladimir Korolenko’s short story ‘The Shades’ is as close as it gets. It follows a conversation between Socrates and Eldipias ...

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Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist is Charles Dickens’ second novel and was first published as a book in 1838. It’s the story of the orphan Oliver Twist, born in a workhouse and sold into apprenticeship ...

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The Valley of Fear

The Valley of Fear is the fourth and final Sherlock Holmes novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. An encrypted message that Sherlock Holmes received from Porlock, an associate of Holmes’ ...

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles is the third novel featuring Sherlock Holmes. The detective Sherlock Holmes and his companion Dr. Watson have to confront the forces of evil on Dartmo ...

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The Sign of Four

The Sign of Four, is the second novel featuring Sherlock Holmes written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Miss Mary Morstan arrives at 221B, Baker Street to request help and Sherlock Holm ...

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A Study in Scarlet

A Study in Scarlet was first published in 1887. The story is the first appearance of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, the world’s most famous fictional detective duo. Dr. Watson, wh ...

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The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man is a 1897 science fiction novel by H.G. Wells. The scientist Griffin who has the hypothesis that if a person's refractive index is changed so that it becomes exac ...

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The Island of Doctor Moreau

The Island of Doctor Moreau is the story of Edward Prendick who is a shipwrecked and rescued by a passing boat. He is left on the island home of Doctor Moreau, a mad scientist who ...

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The Time Machine

A Victorian scientist propels himself into the future. On his journey 800,000 years beyond his own era he discovers two races—the elfin Eloi and the subterranean sinister Morlocks. ...

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The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds chronicles the events of a Martian invasion as experienced by a male narrator and his brother. The War of the Worlds was first serialized in 1897 and has neve ...

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The Scarlet Pimpernel

The Scarlet Pimpernel is the first novel in the series of historical fiction by Baroness Emma Orczy. It was first published in 1905 and is set during the Reign of Terror following ...

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A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities is Charles Dickens’s great historical novel, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The novel tells the story of the French Doctor Ma ...

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Don't fuck with me: A journey from bluster to peace

On a rainy day the sun doesn't feel on your skin. We know the light is behind the clouds. Very often our consciousness is behind 'clouds' too. I tell you a story how I found Light ...

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Great Expectations

Great Expectations is a coming-of-age story about Pip, an orphan boy adopted by a blacksmith's family, who has good luck and great expectations, and then loses both. However, throu ...

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Mrs Dalloway

Mrs Dalloway is a novel by Virginia Woolf that details a a single day in Clarissa Dalloway's life in England — a Wednesday in mid-June 1923. Here, Virginia Woolf perfected the inte ...

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To the Lighthouse

To the Lighthouse is a landmark novel of high modernism. The novel's plot revolves around the Ramsay family's visit to the Scottish island of Skye between 1910 and 1920. The novel ...

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray is the story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty. The novel is Oscar Wilde’s most popular work and caused a scanda ...