A brief record of the fighting on the Eastern front in the great war, first published in 1915. Fritz Kreisler was an Austrian (later American) violinist and composer, one of the most famous violinists of his day. He briefly served in the Austrian ... Read More »
This is the legendary novel of technological speculation and social satire that launched an entire genre of adventure fiction: Verne's From the Earth to the Moon and 'Round the Moon is the first story of space exploration and remains a beloved wor... Read More »
Gallegher And Other Stories Summary: The pity of the whole situation was, that the boy was only a boy with all his man's miserable knowledge of the world, and the reason of it all was, that he had entirely too much heart and not enough money to ma... Read More »
"The great Pacific is the scene of our story." One of a series of excellent stories of adventure for the young with which this prolific Scottish author's name is popularly associated.
Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death is widely considered to be one of the top 100 greatest books of all time. For many, Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death is required reading for various courses and curriculums and for others, who simply enjoy reading ... Read More »
Goody Two-Shoes is a children's story. The story is the origin of the popular phrase "goody two-shoes," often used to describe an overly virtuous person. Goody Two-Shoes is a variation of the Cinderella story.
Included here are fairy tales from "Children's and Household Tales" by the Brothers Grimm, translated by Margaret Hunt. The translation is based on the last edition of the book, featuring 200 fairy tales and 10 children's legends and includes such... Read More »
Pirates, Buccaneers, Marooners, those cruel but picturesque sea wolves who once infested the Spanish Main, all live in present-day conceptions in great degree as drawn by the pen and pencil of Howard Pyle….It is improbable that anyone else will ev... Read More »
Written between the inception of Middlemarch and the completion, seven years later, of Daniel Deronda this book is a charming treatment of a subject taken from Boccaccio; a poem interesting by virtue of its graceful form.
Published in 1886 and dedicated to the writer’s ally in idling—his pipe—this collection of entertaining essays established Jerome K. Jerome as an eminent English wit. "What readers ask nowadays in a book is that it should improve, instruct, and el... Read More »
The renowned Polish novelist, inspired by his travels through Africa, gives us a fascinating book recounting adventures and experiences of two children during an escape from Khartoum after the death of General Gordon, and their flight through Afri... Read More »
A message in a bottle is found from Captain Grant of the HMS Britannia. The ship has sunk but Captain Grant is alive. Only he is being held hostage. The children of Captain Grant set out to rescue their father. But to do this they face all kinds o... Read More »