Set in Baden-Baden, Smoke is Ivan Turgenev's most cosmopolitan novels. It is an exquisite study of politics and society and an enduringly poignant love story. Smoke, with its European setting, barbed wit, and visionary call for Russia to look west, became the center of a famous philosophical breach between Turge…Read More »
Overnight a mysterious tower sprang up in the city park - where there had been none. And a girl ran from it, seeking help. But the price of her rescue could mean destruction to that town not once but three times over. For the tower was a time-bridge that brought a tyrant's future metropolis face to face with a pirat…Read More »
Setting out to make his fortune in a far-off country, a young traveller discovers the remote and beautiful land of Erewhon and is given a home among its extraordinarily handsome citizens. But their visitor soon discovers that this seemingly ideal community has its faults - here crime is treated indulgently as a mala…Read More »
He was afraid – not of the present or the future, but of the past. He was afraid of the thing tagged Reed Kieran, that stiff blind voiceless thing wheeling its slow orbit around the Moon, companion to dead worlds and silent space…. Hamilton was a thoughtful SF writer, and you can surely see that here: this is the…Read More »
Mr Parnham is in a quandary. Sir Bussy Woodcock has invited him to a siance and Mr Parnham is more than a little keen to keep the acquaintance going - after all, the great financier might just be his ticket to fame and fortune. But to a siance? Damned silly nonsense all this medium business! Just at the point of giv…Read More »
The strange deeds of Antony Ferrara, as herein related, are intended to illustrate certain phases of Sorcery as it was formerly practised (according to numerous records) not only in Ancient Egypt but also in Europe, during the Middle Ages. In no case do the powers attributed to him exceed those which are claimed for…Read More »
This Two Thousand Year-Old Sorceress Had the Power to Turn People into Shadows! Here is A. Merritt's masterwork, the best of all his classic fantasies. Creep, Shadow, Creep Is based on legends of Ys and an old Breton song. In this stunning sequel to his classics Burn, Witch, Burn!, the great A. Merritt, an autho…Read More »
Just Patty is the prequel to When Patty Went to College, which was Webster's first novel. We see the same lovable prankster at school, causing just as much havoc as ever and delighting her fellow students with her scornful disregard for rules and etiquette.
Katy and Clover Carr sitting with their sewing on the door steps drew in with every breath the sense of spring.
The intrigues of the royalist and those of the adepts of Napoleon Bonaparte. Story set during the French Revolution. The perfect calm of an early spring dawn lies over headland and sea hardly a ripple stirs the blue cheek of the bay. The softness of departing night lies upon the bosom of the Mediterranean like the d…Read More »
Set in the summer home of an English family, the novel unfolds through shifting perspectives of each character's stream of consciousness, recalling childhood emotions and highlights of adult relationships. Shifts occur even mid-sentence, and in some sense they resemble the rotating beam of the lighthouse. A landmark…Read More »
In the degenerate, unpopular backwater of Dunwich, Wilbur Whately, a most unusual child, is born. Of unnatural parentage, he grows at an uncanny pace to an unsettling height, but the boy’s arrival simply precedes that of a true horror — One of the Old Ones, that forces the people of the town to hole up by night, fea…Read More »
The final volume of In Search of Lost Time chronicles the years of World War I, when, as M. de Charlus reflects on a moonlit walk, Paris threatens to become another Pompeii. Years later, after the war's end, Proust's narrator returns to Paris, where Mme. Verdurin has become the Princesse de Guermantes. He reflects…Read More »
The magical story of Diamond, the son of a poor coachman, who is swept away by the North Wind – a radiant, maternal spirit with long, flowing hair – and whose life is transformed by a brief glimpse of the beautiful country – at the back of the north wind. It combines a Dickensian regard for the working class of m…Read More »
A nameless old man sits in the corner of a cozy London tea shop, and without leaving his seat, solves baffling crimes reported to him by an admiring lady journalist. Using only methods of pure deduction, the eccentric, self-assured sleuth unravels the mysteries behind a wide range of criminal acts — from gruesome mu…Read More »
Inspector Holt is enjoying the Caf‚ de la Paix and the Boulevard des Italiens. He and his valet Sunny are planning a visit to Monte Carlo when an urgent telegram arrives from the Chief Commissioner of Scotland Yard. Mr Gordon Stuart has been found drowned in suspicious circumstances. Holt returns on the same boat as…Read More »
John Carter and the Giant of Mars, is a juvenile story penned by Burrough’s son John 'Jack' Coleman Burroughs, and claimed to have been revised by Burroughs. It was written for a Whitman Big Little Book, illustrated by Jack Burroughs that was published in 1940 and then republished in Amazing Stories the next year….Read More »
There is something epic–and almost mythic–about this sparsely beautiful novel by Willa Cather, although the story it tells is that of a single human life, lived simply in the silence of the desert. In 1851 Father Jean Marie Latour comes as the Apostolic Vicar to New Mexico. What he finds is a vast territory of red…Read More »
In A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf imagines that Shakespeare had a sister. A sister equal to Shakespeare in talent, and equal in genius, but whose legacy is radically different. This imaginary woman never writes a word and dies by her own hand, her genius unexpressed. If only she had found the means to create,…Read More »
Six selections from the famed Russian showcase his natural aptitude for detail, dialogue, humor, and compassion. Includes The Darling, a poignant piece supporting the claim that life has no meaning without love; as well as The Kiss, Anna on the Neck, The Man in a Case, The Malefactor, and the title story. …Read More »
In Twelve stories and a Dream, the reader will find a surprising Wells extending your search to the fantastic and humorous to the motley recreation of a common bond that unites characters: the emergence in their lives an unusual event, strange, that leads to the most unexpected and hilarious situations… the rogu…Read More »
Susan Coolidge has always possessed the affection of her young readers, for it seems as if she had the happy instinct of planning stories that each girl would like to act out in reality. Not even Miss Alcott apprehends child nature with finer sympathy, or pictures its nobler traits with more skill. Contents: I. How …Read More »
This is the Longman edition in which some passages were replaced with prose summaries by Winifred Turner and Helen Scott. Son of King Sigmund, young Sigurd is taught the ways of kings by the ancient, mysterious Regin – who then sets him upon the seemingly impossible task: to steal the divine armor guarded by the …Read More »
When a young graduate returns home he is accompanied, much to his father and uncle's discomfort, by a strange friend 'who doesn't acknowledge any authorities, who doesn't accept a single principle on faith.' Turgenev's masterpiece of generational conflict shocked Russian society when it was published in 1862 and c…Read More »
Early 1840's and the West is opening up. Wagon trains are headed to the Oregon Territories and Texas is still an independent republic. Tom Boyd is pushed into a Santa Fe street by the Mexican governor of New Mexico. Boyd slaps the man's face and runs for his life. Agents are sent after Boyd with one order - "Bring h…Read More »
Chantecter is a fantasy play about bird and animal life, with the characters being denizens of the farmyard and the woods.
An instant best-seller and hailed as a comic sensation in the satirical spirit of Gulliver's Travels and Tom Jones. The Baron's fantastically exaggerated accounts of war adventures and hunting experiences make this one of the most entertaining books of all time. His astounding feats include riding cannonballs, t…Read More »
This is Metropolis, the novel that the film's screenwriter – Thea von Harbou, who was director Fritz Lang's wife, and a collaborator in the creation of the film – this is the novel that Harbou wrote from her own notes. It contains bits of the story that got lost on the cutting-room floor; in a very real way it i…Read More »
If you like your epic fantasy tales wrapped up in a dreamy layer of intricate, lyrical language, you'll love William Morris' engrossing novel The Hollow Land. Fans of Tolkien will relish the feeling of losing themselves in the pages of this richly imagined story.
The story follows Walter Gilman, who takes a room in the Witch House, an accursed house in Akham, Lovecraft's fictional New England town. The house once harbored Keziah Mason, an witch who disappeared mysteriously from a Salem jail in 1692. Gilman discovers that over the centuries most of its occupants have died pre…Read More »