• Black Beauty

    Black Beauty


    BLACK BEAUTY The Autobiography of a Horse This unique tale is narrated by a lovely, gentle horse named Black Beauty and has remained a children's classic since it was first published in 1877. It earned eternal name and fame for its author Anna Sewell, an invalid who died within a few months...

  • Captain Blood

    Captain Blood


    The protagonist is the sharp-witted Dr. Peter Blood, a fictional Irish physician who had had a wide-ranging career as a soldier and sailor (including a commission as a captain under the Dutch admiral De Ruyter) before settling down to practice medicine in the town of Bridgwater in Somerset. The...

  • The Picture of Dorian Gray

    The Picture of Dorian Gray


    The Picture of Dorian Gray begins on a beautiful summer day in Victorian era England, where Lord Henry Wotton, an opinionated man, is observing the sensitive artist Basil Hallward painting the portrait of Dorian Gray, their host, and the handsome young man who is Basil's ultimate muse. After...

  • Three Little Pigs

    Three Little Pigs


    The Three Little Pigs is a fairy tale featuring anthropomorphic pigs who build three houses of different materials. A big bad wolf is able to blow down the first two pigs' houses, made of straw and wood respectively, but is unable to destroy the third pig's house, made of bricks. Printed...

  • Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    Adventures of Sherlock Holmes


    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twelve stories written by Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring his famous detective, and illustrated by Sidney Paget. A concoction of twelve stories, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is the third book in the original Sherlock Holmes series. It...

  • The Enchanted Castle

    The Enchanted Castle


    Three children, forced to remain at school during the holidays, go in search of adventure. What they find is a magic castle straight out of a fairy tale, complete with an enchanted princess at the center of a maze. Or is it? The castle turns out to be just a country estate, and the princess is...

  • The Mystery of the Yellow Room

    The Mystery of the Yellow Room


    The Mystery of the Yellow Room (in French Le mystère de la chambre jaune) by Gaston Leroux, is one of the first locked room mystery crime fiction novels. It was first published in France in the periodical L'Illustration from September 1907 to November 1907, then in its own right in 1908. It...

  • The Adventures of Reddy Fox

    The Adventures of Reddy Fox


    The Adventures of Reddy Fox takes the reader into an unforgettable world set in Green Meadows and Green Forest, and the twenty-six chapters trace Reddy's development from a timid and fearful youngster into a smart and bold fellow. Reddy's personality is a wonderful blend of curiosity,...

  • Northanger Abbey

    Northanger Abbey


    Seventeen-year-old Catherine Morland is one of ten children of a country clergyman. Although a tomboy in her childhood, by the age of 17 she is "in training for a heroine" and is excessively fond of reading Gothic novels, among which Ann Radcliffe's Mysteries of Udolpho is a...

  • The Thirtynine Steps

    The Thirtynine Steps


    The Thirty-Nine Steps is an adventure novel by the Scottish author John Buchan. It first appeared as a serial in Blackwood's Magazine in August and September 1915 before being published in book form in October that year by William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh.[1] It is the first of five...

  • The Adventures of Pinocchio

    The Adventures of Pinocchio


    A carpenter finds a talking piece of wood and gives it to his poor neighbor, Geppetto, who wants to build a marionette. Geppetto carves the block into a marionette puppet and names him his son, Pinocchio. However, Pinocchio runs away as soon as he learns to walk. The marionette is caught by a...

  • The Gods of Mars

    The Gods of Mars


    The Gods of Mars is a 1918 Edgar Rice Burroughs science fantasy novel, the second of his famous Barsoom series. It was first published in All-Story as a five-part serial in the issues for January–May 1913.[1] It was later published as a complete novel by A. C. McClurg in September, 1918. As in...

  • The Night Land

    The Night Land


    The Sun has gone out: the Earth is lit only by the glow of residual vulcanism. The last few millions of the human race are gathered together in a gigantic metal pyramid, the Last Redoubt, under siege from unknown forces and Powers outside in the dark. These are held back by a Circle of energy,...

  • Jack Among the Indians

    Jack Among the Indians


    Jack Among the Indians A Boy's Summer on the Buffalo Plains A long time ago, before any of you were born, great herds of buffalo fed on the western plains, and wild Indians lived by hunting them. They ate the flesh, wore the skins as clothing, slept in lodges made from the hides,...




    The Legend of Sleepy Hollow tells the story of Ichabod Crane, a lanky schoolmaster who competes for the hand of the young, beautiful Katrina Van Tassel. He is also pursued by a Headless Horseman. The story is set in 1790 in the countryside around the Dutch settlement of Tarry Town (historical...

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