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George Payne Rainsford James - Forgery
Humphrey Scriven is a fine, genial, mercantile man, left widowed to raise three daughters and a son. Two of the daughters marry well although happiness is not enduring. The other defers her marriage, knowing her...
Eva March Tappan - World’s Story Volume VII: Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland
This is the seventh volume of the 15-volume series of The World’s Story: a history of the World in story, song and art , edited by Eva March Tappan. Each book is a compilation of selections from prose literature,...
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Fyodor Dostoyevsky - Brothers Karamazov (version 3)
Originally published in serial form in 1879-80, “The Brothers Karamazov” is recognized as one of the very greatest masterpieces of world literature. It is the last and finest novel of Fyodor Dostoyevsky, who died...
Godfrey Sweven - Limanora, The Island Of Progress
Our ethereal man with wings, whom we met in Riallaro, continues his tale about Limanora which is a Utopian Island created as an experiment in Eugenics. Medical and technological advances have led to a central Power...
Mary Elizabeth Braddon - Just As I Am
The murder has finally been solved. After 20 years, Humphrey Vargas came with his dog, seemingly from no where, and informed the magistrate of the county that he murdered the popular Mr. Blake. He even told the...
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Kahlil Gibran - Prophet
The prophet Al Mustafa, before leaving the city where he has been living twelve years, stops to address the people. They call out for his words of wisdom on many sides of the human condition, and he addresses them in...
Mark F. Smith
Godfrey Sweven - Riallaro: The Archipelago of Exiles
John Macmillan Brown was born in New Zealand and a University professor, wrote under the pseudonym Godfrey Sweven. An excerpt from the Introduction: «Absorbed in contemplation of its sublimity, I sat for a moment on a...
Charles Dickens - Christmas Carol (Version 11)
The classic Christmas story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. The result of their...
John Van Stan
Charles Dickens - Oliver Twist (version 3)
Oliver Twist was published in 1838 as a three volume book. The novel was the first of Dickens' works to realistically portray the degradation and impoverishment of the London underworld and its denizens. Dickens...
Peter John Keeble
Mark Twain - Adventures of Tom Sawyer (version 3)
An adventure story for children, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is a fun-filled book that shows life along the Mississippi River in the 1840s. Written by Mark Twain, the book shows masterfully-done satire, racism,...
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E. W. Hornung - Peccavi
How does a man who as committed a heavy sin — not a crime, but a sin with terrible consequences — atone for his behaviour? What if the man is a priest of the Church of England? That is the central question of E. W....
Action & Adventure Fiction
Horatio Alger, Jr. - Rough and Ready OR Life Among the New York Newsboys
Join Rough and Ready for his adventure on the streets of New York City. Working as a newsboy, Rough and Ready tries to support himself and his sister on his meager earnings. Unfortunately, their stepfather is seeking...
Ragged Dick Series
Stolen Bacillus and other stories
H. G. Wells
Eight Keys to Eden
Songs of Innocence and Experience (version 2)
Russian Realities and Problems: Lectures delivered at Cambridge in August 1916
Short Story Collection Vol. 081
Around the World with the Children
Frank G. Carpenter
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