George Payne Rainsford James - ForgeryHumphrey 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...
16 hours 32 minutes
Eva March Tappan - World’s Story Volume VII: Germany, the Netherlands and SwitzerlandThis 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,...
17 hours 12 minutes
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...
39 hours 37 minutes
Godfrey Sweven - Limanora, The Island Of ProgressOur 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...
23 hours 23 minutes
Mary Elizabeth Braddon - Just As I AmThe 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...
18 hours 54 minutes
Godfrey Sweven - Riallaro: The Archipelago of ExilesJohn 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...
13 hours 42 minutes
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...
3 hours 18 minutes
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...
15 hours 49 minutes
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,...
7 hours 30 minutes
Horatio Alger, Jr. - Rough and Ready OR Life Among the New York NewsboysJoin 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...
4 hours 12 minutes