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Cover for Fifty Famous Stories Retold

Fifty Famous Stories Retold

Dive into history with this classic collection of fascinating stories, retold by the master children’s author James Baldwin at the turn of the century. Meet Alexander the Great and ...

Cover for White Fang

White Fang

When White Fang – part wolf, part dog – gets separated from his family, he must find a way to survive on his own. In a harsh Canadian environment that means kill or be killed. Tou ...

Cover for The Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild

Buck is a beloved and pampered St. Bernard-Scotch Shepherd, living a life of luxuries with a rich and loving family in California. But one day a domestic servant steals and sells B ...

Cover for Typee


The young adventurous sailors, Tommo and Toby, abandon ship and flee into the jungle of an island in French Polynesia. But their feelings of victory will be short-lived. Because th ...

Cover for The Encantadas

The Encantadas

Herman Melville’s picturesque account of the Galapagos Islands will make you want to abandon all responsibilities and travel there to see for yourself. Melville wrote this series o ...

Cover for Evangeline


Evangeline searches for her lost love Gabriel during the Expulsion of the Arcadians, in this epic poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. A satisfying story of undying, tragic love,"Ev ...

Cover for Heart of the World

Heart of the World

Don Ignatio and the Englishman, James Strickland, set out on a dangerous and exciting journey in search of the last lost Mayan city in Mexico. On the way, the two friends meet the ...

Cover for Allan Quatermain

Allan Quatermain

Allan Quatermain is the protagonist of H. Rider Haggard's 1885 novel King Solomon's Mines and its various prequels and sequels. Allan Quatermain was also the title of a book in thi ...

Cover for What Maisie Knew

What Maisie Knew

‘What Maise Knew’ (1897) should perhaps have been titled ‘Divorce for Dummies‘ instead. In this tense and clever novel, Henry James lays out with perfect clarity what not to do whe ...

Cover for Washington Square

Washington Square

Catherine is well on her way to becoming a spinster. She’s 21 and part of New York’s upper-class society, but she has never had a flirt and is plain-looking without the sparkling p ...

Cover for The American

The American

Christopher Newman, a somewhat awkward but well-meaning American businessman traveling in Europe for the first time, meets and falls in love with the aristocratic young widow Clair ...

Cover for Roderick Hudson

Roderick Hudson

Originally published in 1875 as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly, Roderick Hudson is a One has the money but not the talent. One has the talent but not the money. It would seem tha ...

Cover for The Trees of Pride

The Trees of Pride

When Squire Vane receives some exotic trees from Africa, they quickly become the target of local superstition. Squire Vane is not the type of person to believe in anything supernat ...

Cover for The Innocence of Father Brown

The Innocence of Father Brown

"Men may keep a sort of level of good, but no man has ever been able to keep on one level of evil. That road goes down and down." A rich, old man has been mysteriously stabbed, and ...

Cover for Manalive


"I am going to hold a pistol to the head of the Modern Man. But I shall not use it to kill him – only to bring him to life." Innocent Smith, an "allegorical practical joker", turns ...

Cover for Eugenics and Other Evils

Eugenics and Other Evils

"The Frenchman works until he can play. The American works until he can’t play; and then thanks the devil, his master, that he is donkey enough to die in harness. But the Englishma ...

Cover for The Princess and the Goblin

The Princess and the Goblin

The eight-year-old Princess Irene is lonely in her castle that sits on a mountain. She has only her nursemaid, Lootie, for company. She discovers a a secret, and soon she overhears ...

Cover for Phantastes


When, on his twenty-first birthday, Anodos goes into his father's study and opens a drawer, a little ancient fairy lady grants his wish to go to Fairy Land. But is it all just a fa ...

Cover for The Dragon and the Raven

The Dragon and the Raven

The vikings have invaded England. King Alfred and a young thane knight, Edmund, must fight to save his lands. Artfully blending fiction and the history of this volatile time in Eng ...

Cover for On the Irrawaddy, A Story of the First Burmese War

On the Irrawaddy, A Story of the First Burmese War

As the first Anglo-Burmese War is raging, a young man, Stanley, finds himself involved. Set in early nineteenth century India and Burma, "On the Irrawaddy, A Story of the First Bur ...

Cover for The Shuttle

The Shuttle

Smart and intuitive, Bettina is not fooled by Sir Nigel, the English aristocrat, who has come to New York to marry her sweet and naïve older sister Rosalie. And rightly so: Sir Nig ...

Cover for The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

"Two worst things as can happen to a child is never to have his own way - or always to have it." When her parents die, Mary, spoiled, yet unloved, is shipped from India to England ...

Cover for Little Lord Fauntleroy

Little Lord Fauntleroy

"It had never occurred to his honest, simple little mind that there were people who could forget kindnesses." Shortly after his father’s death, the sweet and optimistic boy, Cedric ...

Cover for In the Closed Room

In the Closed Room

One summer, a fragile and shy little girl and her working-class parents move in as caretakers for a large house in the suburbs that has been hastily abandoned by its owners. After ...

Cover for A Little Princess

A Little Princess

Sara Crewe is devastated when the news of her beloved father’s death in India reaches her at her boarding school in London. Miss Minchin, the heartless and greedy headmistress, imm ...