By: Christoph von Schmid (1768-1854)
Basket of Flowers, The
James is the king's gardener and he deeply enjoys caring for and cultivating flowers. He teaches his daughter Mary many principles of godliness through the flowers. One day Mary is falsely accused of stealing, and the penalty is death. Through many trials and hardships, Mary learns of the goodness of God, the blessing of praying for her enemies, how to consider her trials as a joy, and true forgiveness.
By: Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593)
The Jew of Malta
Christopher “Kit” Marlowe (baptised 26 February 1564 – 30 May 1593) was an English dramatist, poet, and translator of the Elizabethan era. The foremost Elizabethan tragedian before William Shakespeare, he is known for his magnificent blank verse, his overreaching protagonists, and his own untimely death. The Jew of Malta (1589) is an original story of religious conflict, intrigue, and revenge, set against a backdrop of the struggle for supremacy between Spain and the Ottoman Empire in the Mediterranean...
By: Christopher Morley (1890-1957)
The Haunted Bookshop
Roger Mifflin is the somewhat eccentric proprietor of The Haunted Bookshop, a second-hand bookstore in Brooklyn that is “haunted by the ghosts of all great literature.” Beginning with the arrival of a young advertising man and the mysterious disappearance of a certain volume from the shelves of the bookshop, a lively and often humorous tale of intrigue unfolds, generously sprinkled with liberal doses of Roger’s unique philosophy on literature and book selling.
Parnassus on Wheels
Parnassus on Wheels is about a fictional traveling book-selling business. The original owner of the business, Roger Mifflin, sells it to 39-year-old Helen McGill, who is tired of taking care of her ailing older brother, Andrew.
A group called the Scorpions, eight Oxford undergraduates, find a letter Kathleen wrote a letter to Joe at Oxford. They build up an image of Kathleen and Joe from the letter and set out to find and meet Kathleen. The competition between them leads to many entertainingly funny scenarios.
Mince Pie is a compilation of humorous sketches, poetry, and essays written by Christopher Morley. Morley sets the tone in the preface: "If one asks what excuse there can be for prolonging the existence of these trifles, my answer is that there is no excuse. But a copy on the bedside shelf may possibly pave the way to easy slumber. Only a mind "debauched by learning" (in Doctor Johnson's phrase) will scrutinize them too anxiously."
|Where the Blue Begins|
In the Sweet Dry and Dry
Written just before Prohibition to entail the possible troubles that might happen en route. Both sides of the argument, or battle as the case may be, strike out with various over-top methods like legislating most fruits and vegetables as unsafe or intoxicating large groups with breathable alcohol.
By: Christopher Pearse Cranch (1813-1892)
|The Last of the Huggermuggers|
By: Clair W. Hayes (1887-)
|The Boy Allies with the Victorious Fleets Or, the Fall of the German Navy|
|The Boy Allies on the Firing Line Or, Twelve Days Battle Along the Marne|
|The Boy Allies Under the Sea|
|The Boy Allies in the Trenches Midst Shot and Shell Along the Aisne|
|The Boy Allies at Verdun Or, Saving France from the Enemy|
|The Boy Allies with Haig in Flanders Or, the Fighting Canadians of Vimy Ridge|
|The Boy Allies in the Balkan Campaign Or, the Struggle to Save a Nation|
|The Boy Allies in Great Peril Or, With the Italian Army in the Alps|
|The Boy Allies with Uncle Sam's Cruisers|
By: Clara de Chatelain (1807-1876)
|Bo-Peep Story Books|
|Up! Horsie! An Original Fairy Tale|
By: Clara Dillingham Pierson (1868-1952)
Among the Farmyard People
A wonderful children's book filled with engaging stories about various farmyard animals. Each book ending with a moral which gently encourages children towards better behaviour and attitudes.
By: Clara E. Laughlin (1873-1941)
Twenty-year-old Mary Alice is bored with her home life and envious of the beautiful, poised, popular girls she sees at parties. At her mother's advice, she reluctantly visits her Godmother in New York, who teaches Mary Alice a little homemade "magic" and the one great Secret that will put her at ease with other people. How can Mary Alice learn to use these gifts to bring happiness into her own life and other lives? Although this charming novelette is subtitled "A True Fairy Story," it reveals that most of the "magic" in life can be found within ourselves. (Introduction by Jan MacGillivray)
By: Clara Ingram Judson (1879-1950)
|Mary Jane's City Home|
By: Clara Louise Burnham (1854-1927)
|In Apple-Blossom Time A Fairy-Tale to Date|
|Jewel's Story Book|
By: Clara Mulholland
|Naughty Miss Bunny A Story for Little Children|
By: Clara Reeve (1729-1807)
The Old English Baron
The story follows the adventures of Sir Philip Harclay, who returns to medieval England to find that the castle seat and estate of his friend Lord Lovel have been usurped. A series of revelations, horrors and betrayals climax in a scene of single combat in which good battles evil for the return of the prize.
By: Clara Viebig (1860-1952)
By: Clarence Budington Kelland (1881-1964)
By: Clarence Darrow (1857-1938)
By: Clarence Day, Jr. (1874-1935)
This Simian World
Clarence Day, Jr., best known for his work Life with Father, presents a satirical speculation on how the world might be different if we apes had not risen to prominence, but rather one of the other species had become dominant in our place.
By: Clarence Edward Mulford (1883-1956)
By: Clarence Hawkes (1869-1954)
|Black Bruin The Biography of a Bear|
By: Clarence Young
|Jack Ranger's Western Trip Or, from Boarding School to Ranch and Range|
|Ned, Bob and Jerry on the Firing Line The Motor Boys Fighting for Uncle Sam|
By: Claude A. Labelle
|The Ranger Boys and the Border Smugglers|
By: Clayton Meeker Hamilton (1881-1946)
|A Manual of the Art of Fiction|
|Materials and Methods of Fiction With an Introduction by Brander Matthews|
By: Cliff Campbell
Hooded Detective: 6 Action Packed Pulp Detective Stories
Evil lurks in the hearts and minds of men and many nefarious schemes are hatched by these gangsters, mob bosses and super villains. But thankfully, equally brave, talented detectives are there to track them down and thwart their twisted plans. These six stories, along with two "true fact detective shorts" were in the magazine Hooded Detective, January 1942. Are they well written? well, no, but they are fun. Here are a few of the blurbs: "They had expected spaghetti with meat sauce for dinner, but were served instead, hot lead, with a little bit of blood on the side...
By: Clifford D. Simak (1904-1988)
The World That Couldn't Be
Layard was a curiosity to sociologists. The planet supported thriving tribes of natives but they were genderless. How could tribes form without families? But Gavin Duncan didn’t care. He had come to Layard to farm vua plants. Their berries cured mental illnesses and were one of the most expensive commodities in the galaxy. He was going to make his fortune if he could just keep the Cytha at bay, a big, dumb animal that could munch through 10 rows of vua in a night. Despite native superstitions he was going to have to hunt and kill the pest if he was to protect his crop...
In a future time, the solar system is powered by one energy source, controlled by one huge organisation, which has plans to use this control to dominate the planets. Unknown to them, a couple of maverick scientists accidentally develop a completely new form of energy supply and threaten the corporation's monopoly. Naturally, the corporation can't allow this to happen... A stunning story about the manipulation of pure energy, climaxing in interstellar conflict.
By: Clifford Simak (1904-1988)
Hellhounds of the Cosmos
From Astounding Stories of 1932. Earth is being attacked by horrible black monsters that appear from nowhere and destroy and kill everything and everyone in their paths. Nothing affects them, nothing stops them; they are impervious to all weapons. Earth is doomed. But there is one hope and it rests on the shoulders of 98 brave men. Can they do it? can they find a way of retaliating? Listen and find out.
Clifford Simak deals with the implications of time travel in his own unique way in this story. What if a group of guys did it on their own, without any help from government or industry? On a shoestring,so to speak? Would anyone believe them? What would you do if you could go back 150,000 years to a time when mastodons and saber toothed tigers roamed North America? And what happens when they run out of money? All these questions are explored in the usual humorous, wry Simak way in this story.
By: Clifton Bingham (1859-1913)
|The Animals' Rebellion|
By: Colette (1873-1954)
Barks and Purrs
Barks and Purrs is a collection of seven episodes in the lives of Toby-Dog, a French Bulldog, and Kiki-the-Demure, a Maltese cat, living in a comfortable household. The episodes cover a hot afternoon, a train ride, and what happened when dinner was late or their mistress was ill. We hear about the first fire in autumn, a heavy storm, and about a visitor in the household.Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette-Willy was throughout her life a controversial French novelist. She published around 50 novels; the best known is “Gigi”.
By: Colin Munro
|Fern Vale (Volume 1) or the Queensland Squatter|
By: Conrad H. (Conrad Harvey) Sayce (1888-1935)
|In the Musgrave Ranges|
By: Constance Cary Harrison (1843-1920)
The Old-Fashioned Fairy Book
"And now, mamma, until your tea is ready, we know what you must do," said the children, in a breath. "Tell us a story—a 'real, truly' fairy tale, about a giant and a dwarf, lots and lots of fairies, a prince and a beautiful princess with hair to her very feet, a champion with a magic sword, a dragon-chariot, a witch dressed in snake-skin—and, if you can, an ogre. Don't punish anybody but the witch and the ogre; and please don't have any moral, only let everybody 'live in peace and die in a pot of grease,' at the end of it...
By: Cornelia Meigs (1884-1973)
The Windy Hill
When two children come to stay with their cousin, they immediately realize something is wrong, but no one will tell them what. Their cousin is strangely altered: nervous, preoccupied, hardly aware of their existence. They soon discover that a conflict is brewing among the hills and farms of the Medford Valley, one whose origins reach back over a century. They must piece it together from scattered clues, and from the stories told to them by a mysterious bee keeper and his daughter. This 1922 Newbery Honor Book tells of the traits that run in a family—honor, stubborn pride, and a dark lust for wealth—and how they shape the destinies of three generations. (Introduction by Peter Eastman)
By: Cornelius Mathews (1817-1889)
|Chanticleer A Thanksgiving Story of the Peabody Family|
By: Corra Harris (1869-1935)
|A Circuit Rider's Wife|
|The Jessica Letters: An Editor's Romance|
By: Cosmo Hamilton (1879-1942)
|Who Cares? a story of adolescence|
By: Courtney Ryley Cooper (1886-1940)
|The White Desert|
By: Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore (1823-1896)
|The Children's Garland from the Best Poets|
By: Covington Clarke
A crack American flying troop has been sent to France, where they await further instructions. They are concerned that their extensive talents will not be put to good use in the war. Major Cowan introduces Lt. McGee as the British instructor for the crew. It turns out the Brit is actually an American, born in the U.S., even though his parents were British. McGee and Larkin are flying partners. Out on a mission, McGee spots a small enemy plane in a searchlight, probably intent on dropping flares to mark targets for bombers...
By: Credo Fitch Harris (1874-1956)
|Wings of the Wind|
By: Cy Warman (1855-1914)
|Snow on the Headlight A Story of the Great Burlington Strike|
By: Cynthia Stockley (1883-1936)
|Blue Aloes Stories of South Africa|