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By: Ben Bova (1932-)
The Dueling Machine
The Dueling Machine is the solution to settling disputes without injury. After you and your opponent select weapons and environments you are injected into an artificial reality where you fight to the virtual death… but no one actually gets hurt. That is, until a warrior from the Kerak Empire figures a way to execute real-world killings from within the machine. Now its inventor Dr. Leoh has to prevent his machine from becoming a tool of conquest. – The Dueling Machine, written with Myron R. Lewis, first appeared in the May, 1963 issue of Analog Science Fact & Fiction.
By: Ben Hecht (1894-1964)
|Fantazius Mallare A Mysterious Oath|
By: Benito Pérez Galdós (1843-1920)
By: Benjamin A. (Benjamin Alexander) Heydrick (1871-1932?)
|Americans All Stories of American Life of To-Day|
By: Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)
|Sybil, or the Two Nations|
|The Young Duke|
|Alroy The Prince Of The Captivity|
The Armine family, in particular the young Ferdinand Armine, is in great financial difficulties. Ferdinand's grandfather has burdened the family estate with large debts, which his father did not manage to diminish. Ferdinand himself is not disposed to live with his small income alone, and during his time in Malta with his regiment, he incurs debts of his own. The only thing that can easily pay for his debts and restore the house of Armine now is for Ferdinand to marry well, and the chosen wife for him is his cousin Katherine, the heiress to their grandfather's wealth...
|Ixion In Heaven|
|The Infernal Marriage|
By: Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
|An Unsocial Socialist|
|The Miraculous Revenge Little Blue Book #215|
By: Bernhard Severin Ingemann (1789-1862)
|The Lock and Key Library|
By: Bernie Babcock (1868-1962)
|The Coming of the King|
|The Daughter of a Republican|
By: Bertha B. (Bertha Browning) Cobb (1867-1951)
By: Bertha Upton (1849-1912)
|The Adventure of Two Dutch Dolls and a 'Golliwogg'|
By: Berthold Auerbach (1812-1882)
|Black Forest Village Stories|
By: Bertram Mitford (1855-1914)
|The Sign of the Spider|
By: Bertrand Sinclair (1881-1972)
The Hidden Places
Hollister, returning home from the war physically scarred but otherwise healthy and intact, finds life difficult among society, and so chooses to roam about a bit seeking a future for himself. He eventually leads himself to a remote area in British Columbia, which begins the tale of the next phase of his life; a life which becomes far richer in totality than he would have imagined in his old unwelcoming haunts. A life among the hidden places.
By: Bertrand W. Sinclair (1881-1972)
|Raw Gold A Novel|
|Poor Man's Rock|
|North of Fifty-Three|
By: Bessie Marchant (1862-1941)
|The Adventurous Seven Their Hazardous Undertaking|
By: Beth Bradford Gilchrist (1879-1957)
|The Camerons of Highboro|
By: Bettina Von Hutten (1874-1957)
By: Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (1832-1910)
"A Happy Boy" was written in 1859 and 1860. It is, in my estimation, Bjørnson's best story of peasant life. In it the author has succeeded in drawing the characters with remarkable distinctness, while his profound psychological insight, his perfectly artless simplicity of style, and his thorough sympathy with the hero and his surroundings are nowhere more apparent. This view is sustained by the great popularity of "A Happy Boy" throughout Scandinavia. (From the Preface) Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1903.
|The Bridal March; One Day|
|Captain Mansana & Mother's Hands|
By: Bliss Perry (1860-1954)
Fishing with a Worm
Fishing with a Worm by Bliss Perry includes the poignant and philisophical observations of a fly fisherman lured by the worm. Bliss Perry was a professor of literature at Princeton and Harvard Universities and spent time in Vermont writing and fly fishing.
By: Bloomfield H. Moore (1824-1899)
|Frank and Fanny|
By: Booth Tarkington
A Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Alice Adams chronicles the attempts of a lower middle class American midwestern family at the turn of the 20th century to climb the social ladder. The eponymous heroine is at the heart of the story, a young woman who wants a better place in society and a better life. As Gerard Previn Meyer has stated, “Apart from being the contribution to social history its author conceived it to be, [Alice Adams] is something more, that something being what has attracted to it so large a public: its portrait of a (despite her faults) ‘lovable girl’.”
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.
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 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|
|A Protegee of Jack Hamlin's and Other Stories|
|Stories in Light and Shadow|
|Mr. Jack Hamlin's Mediation|
|A Waif of the Plains|
|By Shore and Sedge|
|Openings in the Old Trail|
|A Millionaire of Rough-and-Ready|
|The Argonauts of North Liberty|
|Drift from Two Shores|
|In the Carquinez Woods|
|A Sappho of Green Springs|
|Jeff Briggs's Love Story|
|A Ward of the Golden Gate|
|Trent's Trust, and Other Stories|
|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|
|The Queen of the Pirate Isle|
|A Phyllis of the Sierras|
|A First Family of Tasajara|
|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: 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.