By: Émile Zola (1840-1902)
Émile François Zola (French pronunciation: [emil zɔˈla]) (2 April 1840 – 29 September 1902) was an influential French writer, the most important exemplar of the literary school of naturalism. More than half of Zola’s novels were part of a set of twenty novels about a family under the Second Empire collectively known as Les Rougon-Macquart. L’Assommoir (1877) is the seventh novel in the series. Usually considered one of Zola’s masterpieces, the novel—a harsh and uncompromising study of alcoholism and poverty in the working-class districts of Paris—was a huge commercial success and established Zola’s fame and reputation throughout France and the world.
An unsatisfied wife kills her weak husband in order to carry on a sordid affair with another man. However, her selfish plans are spoiled when her husband continues to haunt her. This is often said to be Zola's first great novel.
The Flood, trans. by an unknown translator
A well-to-do French farm family is destroyed by a flood. The story, thrilling to the very end, is told from the point of view of the family’s 70-year-old patriarch. The story speaks of the helplessness of mankind in the face of the forces of nature.
|The Fat and the Thin|
|Four Short Stories By Emile Zola|
|The Fête At Coqueville 1907|
By: Emilie Flygare-Carlén (1807-1892)
|The Home in the Valley|
By: Emilie Kip Baker
|Short Stories and Selections for Use in the Secondary Schools|
By: Emilie Searchfield
|The Heiress of Wyvern Court|
By: Emily Calvin Blake (1882-)
|Suzanna Stirs the Fire|
By: Emily Paret Atwater
|How Sammy Went to Coral-Land|
By: Emily Post (1873-1960)
|The Title Market|
By: Emily Sarah Holt (1836-1893)
|The White Lady of Hazelwood A Tale of the Fourteenth Century|
|Earl Hubert's Daughter The Polishing of the Pearl - A Tale of the 13th Century|
|The King's Daughters|
|It Might Have Been The Story of the Gunpowder Plot|
|All's Well Alice's Victory|
|For the Master's Sake A Story of the Days of Queen Mary|
|Out in the Forty-Five Duncan Keith's Vow|
|Our Little Lady Six Hundred Years Ago|
|A Forgotten Hero Not for Him|
Lady Sybil's Choice
This historical novel is set in the 1100s in France and Jerusalem, following the First Crusade. Part of the story of Guy of Lusignan is told through the eyes of his fictional sister, Elaine. Guy travels to the Holy Land to reclaim it from the Saracens. Elaine follows afterward, finding upon arrival that her brother has fallen in love with Sybil, the sister of the leper king of Jerusalem. Queen Sybilla, a real historical character, is surrounded by political intrigue as she prepares to ascend the throne, which threatens her upcoming marriage to Guy of Lusignan...
By: Emma C. Dowd (-1938)
|Polly of Lady Gay Cottage|
By: Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth (1819-1899)
|Ishmael Or, In the Depths|
|Her Mother's Secret|
|Capitola's Peril A Sequel to 'The Hidden Hand'|
|Self-Raised Or, From the Depths|
|Capitola the Madcap|
|The Lost Lady of Lone|
|For Woman's Love|
|Cruel As The Grave|
|Victor's Triumph Sequel to A Beautiful Fiend|
By: Emma Goldman (1869-1940)
Anarchism and Other Essays
Chicago, May 4, 1886. In the Haymarket region of the city, a peaceful Labor Day demonstration suddenly turns into a riot. The police intervene to maintain peace, but they soon use violence to quell the mob and a bomb is thrown, resulting in death and injuries to scores of people. In the widely publicized trial that followed, eight anarchists were condemned to death or life imprisonment, convicted of conspiracy, though none of them had actually thrown the bomb. A young Russian immigrant, Emma Goldman, had arrived just the previous year in the United States...
By: Emma L. Burnett
|A Missionary Twig|
By: Emma Leslie
On a dark and story night, the Coombers find a little girl. Who is she?
|Hayslope Grange A Tale of the Civil War|
|That Scholarship Boy|
By: Emma Marshall (1830-1899)
|Penshurst Castle In the Days of Sir Philip Sidney|
|Bristol Bells A Story of the Eighteenth Century|
By: Emma Orczy (1865-1947)
The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel
Written by Baroness Orczy and first published in 1919, The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel is a sequel book to the classic adventure tale, The Scarlet Pimpernel. The book consists of eleven short stories about Sir Percy Blakeney’s exploits in rescuing various aristos and French citizens from the clutches of the guillotine. The stories which are listed below, are set in 1793 but appear in no particular order. They occasionally refer to events in other books in the series.
By: Emma Speed Sampson (1868-1947)
|Mary Louise and Josie O'Gorman|
By: Emma Wolf (1865-1932)
Other Things Being Equal
Ruth Levice, the daughter of a rich San Francisco Jewish merchant, meats Dr. Herbert Kemp, and they slowly fall in love. However, she is Jewish and he is not. Can love overcome such an obstacle? And what is more important, duty or love?
By: Ernest A. (Ernest Alfred) Aris (1882-1963)
|Wee Peter Pug The Story of a Bit of Mischief and What Came of It|
By: Ernest Bramah (1868-1942)
Four Max Carrados Detective Stories
Ernest Bramah is mainly known for his ‘Kai Lung’ books – Dorothy L Sayers often used quotes from them for her chapter headings. In his lifetime however he was equally well known for his detective stories. Since Sherlock Holmes we have had French detectives, Belgian detectives, aristocratic detectives, royal detectives, ecclesiastical detectives, drunken detectives and even a (very) few quite normal happily married detectives. Max Carrados was however probably the first blind detective.
Max Carrados is a blind detective who has developed his own remaining senses to a superior level and who has enlisted the superior observations skills of his butler to fill in for any deficiency of his own. His visual deficiency is no obstacle to solving the most difficult cases. As with some better known sleuths, Mr. Carrados' feats amaze, entertain and satisfy.
Wallet of Kai Lung
The Wallet of Kai Lung is a collection of fantasy stories by Ernest Bramah, all but the last of which feature Kai Lung, an itinerant story-teller of ancient China. The collection's importance in the history of fantasy literature was recognized by the anthologization of two of its tales in the celebrated Ballantine Adult Fantasy Series.
By: Ernest Christopher Dowson (1867-1900)
|A Comedy of Masks A Novel|
By: Ernest Daudet (1837-1921)
|Which? or, Between Two Women|
By: Ernest Glanville (1855-1925)
|In Search of the Okapi A Story of Adventure in Central Africa|
By: Ernest Howard Crosby (1856-1907)
|Captain Jinks, Hero|
By: Ernest Oldmeadow (1867-1949)
Susan is a perfect gem of a maid until suddenly she begins to mess things ups and is so distracted that her mistress Gertrude is determined to find out what is bothering her. After much prodding Susan confesses that she has had a marriage proposal by letter from a Lord Ruddington whom she has never met. Should she accept?? Things get a little complicated as we follow this delightful story which unfolds in diary form written by Miss Gertrude. It will make you smile and sometimes laugh out loud. Enjoy! - Summary by Celine Major
By: Ernest Poole (1880-1950)
The Harbor was written in 1915 by Ernest Poole. The novel is considered by many to be one of Poole’s best efforts even though his book, The Family won a Pulitzer Prize. The Harbor is a fictional account of life on a Brooklyn waterfront through the eyes of Billy as he is growing up. The novel starts with Billy the child, living on the harbor with his father, mother, and sister, Sue. During this time he also meets Eleanor who, at that time, he considers to be strange. She later becomes an important character in the novel...
The 1910s is historically considered the decade of greatest social change in history. It saw the advent and proliferation of the automobile, electricity, lighting, radio, telephone and cinema. Our present time of change is actually quite tame in comparison, though also breathless. His Family is a tale of a widowed father, working to manage this decade of change as it affects his family in New York City. His Family was the first winner of the Pulitzer Prize for literature in 1919.
|His Second Wife|
By: Ernest Thompson Seton
The Biography of a Grizzly
I first read this little book when I was in the fifth grade, and now more than fifty years later, I still find it fascinating. Ernest Thompson Seton was a man with a concern for nature her creatures and an excellent story teller. I could almost feel Wahb, the great grizzly’s pain and frustration as he tried to avoid contact with humans and just be left alone to carry out his bear business. Listening to this audio book will be an hour and a half well spent.Summary by Mike Vendetti, Narrator.
|Two Little Savages Being the adventures of two boys who lived as Indians and what they learned|