In The Demi-Gods, a group of ancient heroes in the form of winged angels show up one night in the camp of the wandering Mac Canns (Patsy, his daughter Mary and their downtrodden donkey). Together the little group wanders around rural Ireland: telling stories, creating mischief and running into some familiar yet ofte…Read More »
An unflinching look at unemployment and life among the working classes in Britain during the Great Depression, The Road to Wigan Pier offers an in-depth examination of socio-economic conditions in the coal-mining communities of England’s industrial areas, including detailed analysis of workers’ wages, living conditi…Read More »
Opening on the French Riviera among a motley community of American expatriates, The Mother's Recompense tells the story of Kate Clephane and her reluctant return to New York society after being exiled years before for abandoning her husband and infant daughter. Oddly enough, Kate has been summoned back by that same …Read More »
Looking for a quiet place to hide her eggs to hatch them herself, Jemima Puddle-duck encounters a gentleman fox who offers to host them at his home and organizes a party for the same evening to mark the event. Fortunately Kep, the farmer's dog, understands the fox's plan and saves Jemima and her eggs. Book illustrat…Read More »
A story of the shocking revelation that came to the twenty-first Baron Kralitz. Kuttner's contribution to Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos, a dark gothic tale, in which he introduces the lesser known diety; Iod.
There has always been strong sympathy for the poor, meek, downtrodden slave–the kindly little man, oppressed by cruel and overbearing masters. Could it possibly have been misplaced…?
There was no stopping General Zarvas' rebellion. Hunted and hated in two worlds, Hradzka dreamed of a monomaniac's glory, stranded in the past with his knowledge of the future. But he didn't know the past quite well enough…
The life of an anthropologist is no doubt filled much of the time with the monotonous routine of carefully assembling powdery relics of ancient races and civilizations. But White's lone Peruvian odyssey was most unusual. A story pseudonymously penned by one of the greats in the genre. Fra Rafael saw strange things, …Read More »
The little Tom Kitten runs away from his mother up the chimney and, through a crack in the wall, he finds himself under the floor of the attic. Here he meets Mr. Samuel Whiskers and his wife Anna Maria, two rats, that capture him with the intention of eating him in a pudding. Tom's siblings understand the plan and w…Read More »
Tarzan of the Apes had heard only rumors of the Kavuru - a race of strange white savages. But when they stole the daugher of Muviro, chief of the Waziri, the Lord of the Jungle set on in search of their legend-shrouded village on a mission of rescue - or, if need be, of revenge. He could not know that his trail ran …Read More »
When the whole ornery state of Texas took off for a new planet more to their liking, New Texas was the result: a rough-and-tumble world where everyone packs a gun and it's legal to shoot politicians (if they deserve it)! But now these rugged and independent space pioneers are the targets of an expansive race of alie…Read More »
Celebrated playwright Nicholas Martin didn’t read the small print in his Hollywood options contract. Now he’s facing five years of servitude to a conceited director named Raoul St. Cyr, who’s taken a thoughtful play about Portuguese fishermen and added dancing mermaids. When it seems the plot has changed to include …Read More »
Mrs. tittlemouse was a most terribly tidy particular little mouse, always sweeping and dusting the soft sandy floors. Sometimes a beetle lost its way in the passages. "Shuh! shuh! little dirty feet!" said Mrs. Tittlemouse, clattering her dust-pan. The story of a little mouse's funny house, the visitors she has there…Read More »
This is Hugh Walpole's most venturesome, most exciting romance. Down to the town of Treliss on the Cornish coast came Harkness, a your American of Puritan cutlture and ideal, there to find the adventure and the love of his life, and pain the like of which he had never dreamed. Here the skill of Walpole turns to a ta…Read More »
'A Strange Story' is an extraordinary testament to the belief in and fascination with the Occult and spiritualism that was prevalent in nineteenth century society, and reflects Bulwer Lytton's own particular views. The young hero, Doctor Allen Fenwick, is utterly unable to counteract the malign influence of the sini…Read More »
On Forsyte 'Change deals in the main with the older Forsytes before the events chronicled in The Man of Property. Galsworthy states in a Foreword that "They have all been written since _Swan Song was finished but in place they come between the Saga and the Comedy…_". By way of explanation he says that "_It i…Read More »
Once, wars were won by maneuvering hired fighting men; now wars are different—and the hired experts are different. But the human problems remain!
Godolphin is a satirical 19th century British romance novel about the life of an idealistic man, Percy Godolphin, and his eventual lover, Constance Vernon. Written as a frame narrative, Godolphin provides a satirical insight into the day-to-day lives of the early 19th century British elite. The story is told throu…Read More »
The Story of A Fierce Bad Rabbit was written especially for editor Harold Warne's little daughter, Louie, who had told Beatrix that Peter was too good a rabbit, and she wanted a story about a really naughty one! A savage rabbit steals the carrot of a nice rabbit. What will happen to the bad rabbit when a hunter sees…Read More »
Wilbraham was obviously a sentimentalist and an enthusiast; there was the extraordinary case shortly after I first met him of his championship of X., a man who had been caught card-sharping and received a year's imprisonment for it. On X. leaving prison, Wilbraham championed and defended him, put him up for months i…Read More »
The steel-clawed Leopard Men were looking for victims for their savage rites. The secret cult struck terror in the hearts of all the villagers. Only Orando of the Utengi dared to declare war on them. And with Orando went Tarzan of the Apes – but a strangely changed Tarzan, who now believed that he was Muzimo, the s…Read More »
Four-Day Planet…where the killing heat of a thousand-hour day drives men underground, and the glorious hundred-hour sunset is followed by a thousand-hour night so cold that only an Extreme Environment Suit can preserve the life of anyone caught outside. Fenris isn't a hell planet, but it's nobody's bargain. With…Read More »
The Six of Calais is an acting piece and nothing else. As it happened, it was so well acted that in the eighteenth century all the talk would have been about Siddons as Philippa. But the company got no thanks except from the audience: the critics were prostrated with shock, damn their eyes! I have had to improve con…Read More »
Called to the end of time by a being they knew only as The Face of Ea, four adventurers from the twentieth century faced a power that not even the super-science of that era could meet – the nekron, negative matter, negative force, ultimate destruction for everything it touched. It seemed hopeless to expect them to …Read More »
Sanders and Co. return to Africa (following the events in Bones in London) to bring the old Kings country under the Union Jack and to try and find what has happened to a missionary and his daughter. It is written in a delightfully humorous style.
Huge Walpole's thrilling adventure novel of the 1920s revolves around Piccadily Circus. Richard Gunn is an ex-soldier in trouble after the end of the Great War. Jobless and starving in Piccadilly Circus, he encounters his nemesis, Leroy Pengelly. From this encounter the secrets of their shared past start to unravel….Read More »
The Caxtons are; Austin Caxton, a scholar engaged on a great work, 'The History of Human Error;' his wife Kitty, much his junior; his brother Roland, the Captain, who has served in the Napoleonic campaigns; the two children of the latter, Herbert and Blanche; and Austin's son, Pisistratus, who tells the story. The…Read More »
The Terro-Human series continues as the Federation begins to crumble. How do you arrange to colonize a planet whose inhabitants speak gibberish yet still communicate, in ways humans can't begin to fathom? How can you discipline a race of workers who are sure their managers are controlled by their products and know t…Read More »
Because a mouse has teased Miss Moppet, that kitten thinks she will tease the mouse. This was intended for very young children. It recounts the tale of a pussy cat, Miss Moppet, chasing a mouse. It turns out to be a bit of a battle of wits, and who do you think will win?
The bones of a dead man, a black runner still clutching a cleft stick containing a message…Tarzan, mighty man of the forest, finds it and learns of the captivity of a white man and his beautiful daughter. Courageously going to their rescue, Tarzan finds they are in the hands of the Kaji, a mysterious tribe of warr…Read More »