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.
|In a Hollow of the Hills
|Under the Redwoods
|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
|A Millionaire of Rough-and-Ready
|The Argonauts of North Liberty
|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