By: Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870)
Marguerite de Valois
A historical fiction novel set in Paris (1572) during Charles IX's reign and the French Wars of Religion. Marguerite de Valois, daughter of deceased Henry II, is the novel's protagonist set against the infamous schemes of the Catholic power player, Catherine de Medici.
|The Conspirators The Chevalier d'Harmental|
|The Regent's Daughter|
By: Alexandre Dumas (fils)
The Lady of the Camellias (French: La Dame aux camélias) is a novel by Alexandre Dumas, fils, first published in 1848, that was subsequently adapted for the stage. The Lady of the Camellias premiered at the Theatre de Vaudeville in Paris, France on February 2, 1852. An instant success, Giuseppe Verdi immediately set about to put the story to music. His work became the 1853 opera La Traviata with the female protagonist “Marguerite Gautier” renamed “Violetta Valéry”.
By: Alfred de Musset (1810-1857)
The Confession of a Child of the Century
In this autobiographic novel, an aging man reflects on his past. We are witness to the relationships he has along the way, his mistakes, and finally- in the most unexpected and honorable way- the sudden developement of his belief in god.
By: Alfred de Vigny (1797-1863)
By: Alfred Edgar Coppard (1878-1957)
The Best British Short Stories of 1922
Twenty-four short stories by famous and not-so-famous British authors.
By: Alfred Elwes (1819-1888)
The Adventures of a Dog, and a Good Dog Too
This fictional work is written in 1st person by the dog himself. It's a cute story of the adventures in the life of a noble dog who is appropriately named, Job. The canine society in which he lives is an interesting parallel to human society.
|The Adventures of a Bear And a Great Bear too|
By: Alfred H. (Alfred Henry) Miles (1848-1929)
|Fifty-Two Stories For Girls|
By: Alfred Henry Lewis (1857-1914)
|Faro Nell and Her Friends Wolfville Stories|
|The President A novel|
By: Alfred John Church (1829-1912)
|The Story of the Odyssey|
|Stories From Livy|
By: Alfred Lawson (1869-1954)
"I doubt that anyone who reads [Born Again] will ever forget it: it is quite singularly bad, with long undigestible rants against the evils of the world, an impossibly idealistic Utopian prescription for the said evils, and - as you will have gathered - a very silly plot." - oddbooks.co.ukAlfred Lawson was a veritable Renaissance man: a professional baseball player, a luminary in the field of aviation, an outspoken advocate of vegetarianism and economic reform, and the founder of a pseudo-scientific crackpot philosophy called Lawsonomy...
By: Alfred Ollivant (1874-1927)
|Bob, Son of Battle|
|Boy Woodburn A Story of the Sussex Downs|
By: Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913)
Is Mars Habitable?
In 1907 Wallace wrote the short book Is Mars Habitable? to criticize the claims made by Percival Lowell that there were Martian canals built by intelligent beings. Wallace did months of research, consulted various experts, and produced his own scientific analysis of the Martian climate and atmospheric conditions. Among other things Wallace pointed out that spectroscopic analysis had shown no signs of water vapor in the Martian atmosphere, that Lowell’s analysis of Mars’ climate was seriously flawed and badly overestimated the surface temperature, and that low atmospheric pressure would make liquid water, let alone a planet girding irrigation system, impossible.
By: Algernon Blackwood (1869-1951)
A tale of horror in which a pleasant sojourn down the Danube tumbles terrifyingly awry as the veil between this world and an unfathomably weird dimension is inadvertently pierced by an innocent pair of vacationers, “The Willows”, arguably Algernon Blackwood’s seminal contribution to supernatural literature, has had a lasting influence on the field. No less a personage than H. P. Lovecraft describing it as “…the greatest weird tale ever written.” A reading will reveal a clear influence to one familiar with Lovecraft’s work...
The Camp of the Dog
A party of campers on a deserted Baltic island is terrorized by a huge wolf… or is it?
A supernatural fantasy about the mystical adventures of a lonely English boy named Jimbo–who can fly! It’s really quite beautiful and can be enjoyed by adults and teenagers alike. Be warned, however: The death of a beloved character and a creepy old house haunted by the wraith-like spirits of children makes some of this story far too scary for younger kids or indeed anyone of a sensitive disposition. Algernon Blackwood (1869-1951) was born in south London and wrote many tales of the supernatural.
Another camper tale, this time set in the Canadian wilderness. A hunting party separates to track moose, and one member is abducted by the Wendigo of legend. Robert Aickman regarded this as "one of the (possibly) six great masterpieces in the field".
The Man Whom the Trees Loved
The story of a man’s deep connection with nature and his wife’s fear of it.
Four Weird Tales
Four stories: The Insanity of Jones, The Man Who Found Out, The Glamour of the Snow, and Sand. Tales by one the greatest practitioners of supernatural literature. Reincarnation, the Occult, and mystery.
Six stories about Dr. John Silence if you want the shivers to run up your back, this is the right place to be
By: Algis Budrys (1931-2008)
By: Alice Ames Winter (1865-1944)
By: Alice B. Emerson
|Betty Gordon at Boarding School The Treasure of Indian Chasm|
|Ruth Fielding and the Gypsies Or, The Missing Pearl Necklace|
Ruth Fielding of the Red Mill
Brave, adventurous and loyal, recently-orphaned Ruth Fielding is sent to live with her estranged Uncle Jabez at the Red Mill in Cheslow, New York. A new town means making new friends, and the teenage Ruth quickly befriends the children of a wealthy merchant. But as the relationship between her and her uncle becomes strained and she attempts to become friends with a very disagreeable girl, will Ruth's cheery disposition be enough to get her through?This is the first of the Ruth Fielding series, with follows Ruth and her friends from adolescence into early adulthood.
|Ruth Fielding in Moving Pictures Or, Helping the Dormitory Fund|
|Ruth Fielding at the War Front or, The Hunt for the Lost Soldier|
|Ruth Fielding at Snow Camp Or, Lost in the Backwoods|
|Betty Gordon in the Land of Oil The Farm That Was Worth a Fortune|
|Ruth Fielding on Cliff Island Or, The Old Hunter's Treasure Box|
|Ruth Fielding At College or The Missing Examination Papers|
Ruth Fielding at Briarwood Hall
In this, the second book of the Ruth Fielding series, Ruth goes to boarding school with her best friend Helen. When they get there, Ruth starts her own sorority called the SweetBriars for the new girls. Her sweet group of girls conflicts with the two other sororities the Upedes and the Fussy Curls. In the midst of settling in to the new place, there is a campus rumor about a legend of the marble harp playing ominously at night. But when the French teacher is in a fright, will Ruth be able to solve this mystery?The Ruth Fielding series has influenced several other major series that came later, including Nancy Drew, the Dana Girls, and Beverly Gray.
|Ruth Fielding Down East Or, The Hermit of Beach Plum Point|
|Ruth Fielding in the Great Northwest Or, The Indian Girl Star of the Movies|
|Ruth Fielding on the St. Lawrence The Queer Old Man of the Thousand Islands|
By: Alice Brown (1857-1948)
By: Alice Caldwell Hegan Rice (1870-1942)
|Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch|
By: Alice Duer Miller (1874-1942)
|The Burglar and the Blizzard A Christmas Story|
By: Alice Hale Burnett
Christmas Holidays at Merryvale
“Toad” Brown, his brother, and their friends have a jolly time at the Christmas holidays. They daydream at a toyshop window, chop down a Christmas tree in the woods, have a grand snowball fight, and plan a surprise for a friend in this tale of early 20th-century small-town life. Published in 1916, this short book is perfect for younger readers and listeners. Read along and see the charming illustrations.
A Day at the County Fair
Three little friends are taken to the County Fair in Uncle Billy’s motorcar, but a slight delay occurs on the way. How they finally arrived at the fair ground and their amusing experiences are most entertainingly told in this short book for younger readers and listeners. Read along and see the charming illustrations.
|Hallowe'en at Merryvale|
By: Alice MacGowan (1858-)
|Judith of the Cumberlands|
By: Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson (1875-1935)
|The Goodness of St. Rocque and Other Stories|
|Violets and Other Tales|
By: Alice Muriel Williamson (1869-1933)
The House by the Lock
What secrets lay within the walls of the house by the lock? What secrets, if any, are held by the man who owns that mysterious house? A body is found in a backwater creek not far from the house by the lock, but what leads Noel Stanton on a quest to determine who the killer might be is more than merely the disappearance of his American friend Harvey Farnham. He has reason to believe that the wealthy and influential owner of the house, Carson Wildred, might somehow be implicated in the coincidental disappearance and murder...
|The Princess Passes|
|The Lightning Conductor Discovers America|