By: Booth Tarkington
A Tale of Youth and Summer Time and the Baxter Family Especially William
Penrod for girls in the form of Florence, the bratty younger cousin of luminous Julia Atwater, enlivens this romantic comedy set in Tarkington's Indiana of the early 20th Century.
Join Penrod Schofield and his wistful dog Duke, in a hilarious romp through turn of the century Indianapolis, chronicling his life, loves, and mostly the trouble he gets into.
Penrod and Sam
Follow more of the hilarious life of the boy Penrod Schofield, his friends Sam Williams, Herman, Verman, Georgie, Maurice, and the love of his life, Marjorie Jones.
The Turmoil is the first novel in the ‘Growth’ trilogy, which also includes The Magnificent Ambersons (1918) and The Midlander (1923, retitled National Avenue in 1927). In 1942 Orson Welles directed a film version based on volume 2, also titled “The Magnificent Ambersons.” The trilogy traces the growth of the United States through the declining fortunes of three generations of the aristocratic Amberson family in a fictional Mid-Western town, between the end of the Civil War and the early part of the 20th century, a period of rapid industrialization and socio-economic change in America...
A madcap Frenchman posing as an ambassador's barber blackmails a dishonest duke to introduce him as a nobleman to a wealthy belle of Bath. Since the duke himself hopes to mend his fortunes by wedding this very woman, he attempts to murder Beaucaire, and failing that to discredit him. To test the lady's mettle, Beaucaire allows his deception to be exposed--up to a point--and there we must draw the curtain to preserve the surprise ending. (
|The Gentleman from Indiana|
|The Two Vanrevels|
|His Own People|
By: Bracebridge Hemyng (1841-1901)
|Jack Harkaway and His Son's Escape from the Brigands of Greece|
|Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks Book Number Fifteen in the Jack Harkaway Series|
By: Bradford Torrey (1843-1912)
A Florida Sketch-Book
This is a series of late-19th Century essays about Florida’s flora & fauna written by a Massachusetts-based naturalist.
By: Bram Stoker
The Jewel of Seven Stars
The Jewel of Seven Stars (also published under the name: The Jewel of the Seven Stars) is a horror novel by Bram Stoker first published in 1903. The story is about an archaeologist’s plot to revive Queen Tera, an ancient Egyptian mummy.
Dracula's Guest and other Weird Tales
Nine Gothic Horror Tales by the author of Dracula. Note : These tales are not for the squeamish!!! 0r a dark windy night.
Lady of the Shroud
As the title suggests, this work does flirt with the supernatural. Yet it is essentially a political novel—a utopian experiment in a fictitious Balkan country, the Land of the Blue Mountains. The story spans the years from 1892 to 1909. It includes a beautiful love story and an adventure tale—a double rescue requiring strength, cunning, and cutting-edge technology. These various aspects are unified by the character of the hero, a purely admirable individual whom we love and admire from the very first and who acquires immense power...
By: Bret Harte (1837-1902)
Bret Harte (1837–1902) was an American author and poet, best remembered for his accounts of pioneering life in California.
The Luck Of Roaring Camp And Other Sketches
Bret Harte (1836–1902) was an American author and poet, best remembered for his accounts of pioneering life in California.... He moved to California in 1853, later working there in a number of capacities, including miner, teacher, messenger, and journalist. He spent part of his life in the northern California coastal town of Union (now known as Arcata), a settlement on Humboldt Bay that was established as a provisioning center for mining camps in the interior.... In 1868 he became editor of The Overland Monthly, another new literary magazine, but this one more in tune with the pioneering spirit of excitement in California...
|The Queen of the Pirate Isle|
|From Sand Hill to Pine|
Mrs. Skagg's Husbands and Other Stories
A collection of short stories set in the American West at the end of the 19th century.
|Under the Redwoods|
|In a Hollow of the Hills|
|Legends and Tales|
|Tales of the Argonauts|
|The Twins of Table Mountain|
|Tales of Trail and Town|
|On the Frontier|
|The Bell-Ringer of Angel's|
|The Crusade of the Excelsior|
|Stories in Light and Shadow|
|A Protegee of Jack Hamlin's and Other Stories|
|Mr. Jack Hamlin's Mediation|
|By Shore and Sedge|
|A Waif of the Plains|
|Openings in the Old Trail|
|The Argonauts of North Liberty|
|A Millionaire of Rough-and-Ready|
|Drift from Two Shores|
|A Ward of the Golden Gate|
|In the Carquinez Woods|
|Trent's Trust, and Other Stories|
|Jeff Briggs's Love Story|
|A Sappho of Green Springs|
|The Story of a Mine|
|Snow-Bound at Eagle's|
|Susy, a story of the Plains|
|Flip, a California romance|
|The Heritage of Dedlow Marsh and Other Tales|
|The Three Partners|
|Found at Blazing Star|
|A Phyllis of the Sierras|
|A First Family of Tasajara|
|The Queen of the Pirate Isle|
|Two Men of Sandy Bar; a drama|
|A Drift from Redwood Park|
By: British Parliament
The Riot Act
The Riot Act was passed by the British Parliament in 1714, the first year of the reign of George I, and came into effect in August 1715. This was a time of widespread social disturbance, as the preamble describes; the Act sought to put an end to this. A group of twelve or more people, “being unlawfully, riotously and tumultuously assembled”, would be read a proclamation; they must disperse within an hour, on pain of death. The same fate would befall anyone preventing the reading of the proclamation, or damaging buildings while on a riot...
By: Brother Ernest Ryan (1897-1963)
Eddie of Jackson's Gang
Eddie. That is the only name our young, musically talented hero knew for himself. After being left at a Catholic orphanage as a young child, at the age of nine he is unwittingly adopted into a gang of thieves. Will he be able and maintain his innocence and escape their clutches? And will he ever be able to discover his true parentage?Brother Ernest Ryan was a Holy Cross Brother, the founder of and a prolific author for the Dujarie Press, a Catholic publishing house of Juvenile Saint books for children in the 1950’s and 1960’s. He wrote numerous juvenile biographical saint books for children, as well as several children's fictional titles – of which this is one.
By: Bruce Barton (1886-1967)
It's a Good Old World
In this collection of essays, Bruce Barton, considered to be among the most influential advertising men of the 20th century, uses history, religion and current events of the 1920s to teach common sense ideals. From Jesus to Beethoven to Napoleon to Abraham Lincoln, Barton uses stories of great individuals to encourage the reader to make the most of life and at the same time to build strong character traits.
By: Bruce Campbell
Mystery of the Iron Box
When Ken Holt's father, the famous newspaper writer, comes home for a Christmas visit, one of the gifts he brings is an antique iron box. Soon after he arrives a serious of unexplained events occur, including an attempted burglary. A hunch that the iron box is at the center of these occurrences sends Ken Holt and his friend Sandy Allen on an exciting adventure to solve the mystery! Ken Holt was the central characters in a series of 18 mystery stories for boys written by Sam and Beryl Epstein under the pseudonym Bruce Campbell.
By: Bryce Walton (1918-1988)
By: BS Murthy
Benign Flame: Saga of Love
The attractions Roopa experienced and the fantasies she entertained as a teen shaped a male imagery that ensconced her subconscious. Insensibly, confident carriage came to be associated with the image of maleness in her mind-set. Her acute consciousness of masculinity only increased her vulnerability to it, making her womanliness crave for the maleness for its gratification. However, as her father was constrained to help her in becoming a doctor, she opts to marry, hoping that Sathyam might serve her cause though the persona she envisioned as masculine, she found lacking in him...
Crossing the Mirage - Passing through Youth
If passing through youth was like crossing the mirage of life for Chandra and Nithya, it proved to be chasing the mirage of love for Sathya and Prema though for plain Vasavi, Chandra's pitiable sibling, it was the end of the road. As life brings Chandra, who suffers from an inferiority complex for his perceived ugliness, and Nithya, who was bogged down being jilted by Vasu, together, they script their fate of fulfillment. And as poetic justice would have it, Sathya, who caused Prema's heart burn, himself was led down the garden path by Kala, doing a "Sathya on Sathya"...
Glaring Shadow - A stream of consciousness novel
Glaring Shadow in a stream of consciousness mode is the self-account of the life and times of a man, who liquidates his immense wealth only to consign it to the flames. The agony and ecstasy of his life as he makes it big in our materialistic world and the way he loses his soul in the bargain, only to regain it when tragedy strikes him makes one ponder over the meaning of success in life - He had the soul of our times, and is the namesake of many. He tamed success by the scruff of its neck, only to fuel envy in our neighborhood...
Jewel-less Crown: Saga of Life
This fascinating saga of life exemplifies the material raise and moral fall of Gautam and Sneha and also the poignant end of the latter and the spiritual rise of the former that is after the fall. Besides, this piquant story depicts the tragic life of their son Suresh Prabhu and his eventual redemption through love for and of Vidya. Book One, Artha and Kama, is about conflict and resolution arising out of ambition and achievement, intrigue and betrayal, compulsion and compromise, sleaze and scandal, trial and sentence and regret and remorse spread over eighteen chapters...
Prey on the Prowl - A Crime Novel
Who could have poisoned Ranjit the realtor, Shakeel the Inspector, Pravar the criminal and Natya his accomplice? Well the needle of suspicion tilted towards Pravar that was till he perished with his mate, but then who was the one? Could it be Radha under the scanner for her role in the death of her husband Madhu and his mistress Mala, Pravar's sister? Or was it Ranjit's spouse Kavya, who owing to Stockholm Syndrome, takes to Pravar her kidnapper. As these deaths by poisoning puzzle Dhruva, Radha, who worms her way into his life, avers that Kavya had the motive and the means to kill her spouse, her paramour and his wife besides the cop...
Onto the Stage - Slighted Souls and other stage and radio plays
Voice Over: Under the British Raj in India, the self-indulging Nizams of Hyderabad abdicated the administration of their vast principality to doralu, the village heads, letting them turn the areas under their domain into their personal fiefdoms. While the successive Nizams were obsessed with building palaces and acquiring jewelry, the village heads succeeded in ushering in an oppressive era of tyrannical order. Acting as loose cannon from their palatial houses called gadis, the doralu succeeded in foisting an inimical feudal order upon the downtrodden dalits...
By: Burbank L. Todd
|Hiram the Young Farmer|
By: Burt L. Standish (1866-1945)
|Frank Merriwell's Bravery|
|Frank Merriwell Down South|
|Frank Merriwell's Cruise|
|Owen Clancy's Happy Trail or, The Motor Wizard in California|
|Frank Merriwell's Son A Chip Off the Old Block|
|Frank Merriwell's Pursuit Or, How to Win|
|Frank Merriwell's Nobility Or, The Tragedy of the Ocean Tramp|
|Frank Merriwell's Chums|
|Frank Merriwell's Reward|
|Frank Merriwell, Junior's, Golden Trail or, The Fugitive Professor|
|Frank Merriwell's Races|
A fine football story for boys. This is another dime novel from the author of the Frank Merriman series.
By: Burton E. Stevenson (1872-1962)
That Affair at Elizabeth
A detective novel set in turn-of-the-century New York City, in which a young lawyer plays the sleuth. Packed with plot twists (and the ubiquitous romantic complication, of course). (
By: Burton Egbert Stevenson (1872-1962)
|A Soldier of Virginia|
|Affairs of State Being an Account of Certain Surprising Adventures Which Befell an American Family in the Land of Windmills|
King in Babylon
A film company shooting a movie in Egypt becomes embroiled in events that happened in ancient Egypt. A supernatural adventure story about a pharaoh's curse and reincarnation... but with film directors and movie stars as our protagonists. (Written 5 years before King Tut was found!)
By: Byron A. Dunn (1842-1926)
Raiding with Morgan
It is a fictional tale of cavalry actions during the U.S. Civil War, under General John Morgan.
By: C. A. (Caroline Augusta) Frazer
|Atmâ A Romance|
By: C. A. (Charles Asbury) Stephens (1844-1931)
|When Life Was Young At the Old Farm in Maine|
|A Busy Year at the Old Squire's|
|Left on Labrador or, The cruise of the Schooner-yacht 'Curlew.' as Recorded by 'Wash.'|
By: C. A. (Charles Augustus) Kincaid (1870-1954)
|Deccan Nursery Tales or, Fairy Tales from the South|
By: C. Bryson Taylor (1880-)
|Nicanor - Teller of Tales A Story of Roman Britain|
By: C. C. (Charles Carroll) Goodwin (1832-1917)
|The Wedge of Gold|