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By: Bret Harte (1836-1902)
|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: Brett Page
|Writing for Vaudeville|
By: Bronson Howard (1842-1908)
|The Autobiography of a Play Papers on Play-Making, II|
By: Brontë sisters
Selected Poems by Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell
Poems by Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell was a volume of poetry published jointly by the three Bronte sisters, Charlotte, Emily and Anne in 1846, and their first work to ever go in print. To evade contemporary prejudice against female writers, the Bronte sisters adopted androgynous first names. Marked by profound sentiments, gravity and melodious harmony, the poems are strewn on the fields of soulful love, rueful reminiscence and the immortal yearnings of a Christian soul, and represent a fragrant assemblage of noetic flowers from the glebes of olden England...
By: Bryce Walton (1918-1988)
|Has Anyone Here Seen Kelly?|
By: BS Murthy
Benign Flame: Saga of Love
The attractions Roopa experienced and the fantasies she entertained as a teen shaped a male imagery that ensconced her subconscious. Insensibly, confident carriage came to be associated with the image of maleness in her mind-set. Her acute consciousness of masculinity only increased her vulnerability to it, making her womanliness crave for the maleness for its gratification. However, as her father was constrained to help her in becoming a doctor, she opts to marry, hoping that Sathyam might serve her cause though the persona she envisioned as masculine, she found lacking in him...
Crossing the Mirage - Passing through Youth
If passing through youth was like crossing the mirage of life for Chandra and Nithya, it proved to be chasing the mirage of love for Sathya and Prema though for plain Vasavi, Chandra's pitiable sibling, it was the end of the road. As life brings Chandra, who suffers from an inferiority complex for his perceived ugliness, and Nithya, who was bogged down being jilted by Vasu, together, they script their fate of fulfillment. And as poetic justice would have it, Sathya, who caused Prema's heart burn, himself was led down the garden path by Kala, doing a "Sathya on Sathya"...
Glaring Shadow - A stream of consciousness novel
Glaring Shadow in a stream of consciousness mode is the self-account of the life and times of a man, who liquidates his immense wealth only to consign it to the flames. The agony and ecstasy of his life as he makes it big in our materialistic world and the way he loses his soul in the bargain, only to regain it when tragedy strikes him makes one ponder over the meaning of success in life - He had the soul of our times, and is the namesake of many. He tamed success by the scruff of its neck, only to fuel envy in our neighborhood...
Jewel-less Crown: Saga of Life
This fascinating saga of life exemplifies the material raise and moral fall of Gautam and Sneha and also the poignant end of the latter and the spiritual rise of the former that is after the fall. Besides, this piquant story depicts the tragic life of their son Suresh Prabhu and his eventual redemption through love for and of Vidya. Book One, Artha and Kama, is about conflict and resolution arising out of ambition and achievement, intrigue and betrayal, compulsion and compromise, sleaze and scandal, trial and sentence and regret and remorse spread over eighteen chapters...
Bhagvad-Gita: Treatise of Self-help
The spiritual ethos and the philosophical outlook that the Bhagvad - Gita postulates paves the way for the liberation of man, who, as Rousseau said, ‘being born free, is everywhere in chains’. But equally it is a mirror of human psychology, which enables man to discern his debilities for appropriate redressal. All the same, the boon of an oral tradition that kept it alive for over two millennia became its bane with the proliferation of interpolations therein. Besides muddying its pristine philosophy, these insertions affect the sequential conformity and structural economy of the grand discourse...
Sundara Kãnda: Hanuman's Odyssey
If Mahabharata's Bhagvad-Gita is taken as a philosophical guide, Ramayana's Sundara Kãnda is sought for spiritual solace. What is more, many believe that reading Sundara Kãnda or hearing it recited would remove all hurdles and usher in good tidings! Well miracles apart, it's in the nature of Sundara Kãnda to inculcate fortitude and generate hope in one and all. After all, isn't it a depiction of how Hanuman goes about his errand against all odds! Again, won't it portray how Seetha, on the...
By: Burt L. Standish (1866-1945)
|Owen Clancy's Happy Trail or, The Motor Wizard in California|
|Frank Merriwell's Son A Chip Off the Old Block|
By: Burton E. Stevenson (1872-1962)
That Affair at Elizabeth
A detective novel set in turn-of-the-century New York City, in which a young lawyer plays the sleuth. Packed with plot twists (and the ubiquitous romantic complication, of course). (
By: Burton Egbert Stevenson (1872-1962)
|The Home Book of Verse|
Mr. Lester, a private investigator, and his friend Godfrey are caught up in a strange case that takes them to a large estate in the country where at midnight they witness a mysterious "falling star" that appears to burst into a shower of sparks over two white robed figures standing in the air. There is a young lady in a flowing white dress and many more twists and complications before the mystery is solved.
Stevenson's introduction of the protagonist Lester (law clerk with New York firm Graham & Royce) finds him occupying a front row seat in the murder trial of Wall Street multi-millionaire Hiram Holladay. Scandalously, suspicion points very solidly on the banker's loving daughter, Frances. Lester proves himself a useful aide to the firm's senior partner, Mr. Royce, in his attempt to prove the lovely Frances innocent.
Mystery of the Boule Cabinet
Three men are dead. Killed by a very powerful poison. Their deaths seem to be connected to a very old cabinet purchased in France and a notorious French criminal. What is the link? It is up to the lawyer Lester and the newspaperman Godfrey to pool their talents and solve the mystery.
|The Destroyer A Tale of International Intrigue|
|A Soldier of Virginia|
|Affairs of State Being an Account of Certain Surprising Adventures Which Befell an American Family in the Land of Windmills|
By: Byron J. (Byron Johnson) Rees (1877-1920)
|Modern American Prose Selections|
|The Heart-Cry of Jesus|
By: C. A. (Caroline Augusta) Frazer
|Atmâ A Romance|
By: C. A. (Charles Asbury) Stephens (1844-1931)
|A Busy Year at the Old Squire's|
By: C. Alphonso Smith (1864-1924)
|Short Stories Old and New|
By: C. Bryson Taylor (1880-)
|Nicanor - Teller of Tales A Story of Roman Britain|
By: C. C. (Charles Carroll) Goodwin (1832-1917)
|The Wedge of Gold|
By: C. C. (Charlotte Carmichael) Stopes (1841-1929)
By: C. C. MacApp (1917-1971)
|And All the Earth a Grave|
By: C. Creighton Mandell
|Hilaire Belloc The Man and His Work|
By: C. E. (Clara Elizabeth) Fanning (1878-1938)
|Toaster's Handbook Jokes, Stories, and Quotations|
By: C. F. Argyll Saxby
|The Fiery Totem A Tale of Adventure in the Canadian North-West|
By: C. F. Tucker Brooke (1883-1946)
Introduction to Shakespeare Apocrypha
"The ambition of the editor has been to provide an accurate and complete text, with adequate critical and supplementary matter, of all those plays which can, without entire absurdity, be included in the 'doubtfully Shakespearian' class." This project provides the Preface and Introduction of this book, wherein some 42 candidate Shakespeares are whittled down to some 14 plays "which alone appear entitled, on grounds either of reason or of custom, to a place among the Shakespeare Apocrypha." The book then presents the text of the 14 plays; performances of these play texts will be presented separately in our catalog...
By: C. J. Dennis (1876-1938)
The Glugs of Gosh
First published in 1917, The Glugs of Gosh satirizes Australian life at the start of the twentieth century – but the absurdities it catalogs seem just as prevalent at the start of the twenty-first. The foolishness of kings, the arrogance of the elite, the gullibility of crowds, the pride of the self-righteous, the unthinking following of tradition – all find themselves the targets of C. J. Dennis’ biting wit.
The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke
The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke is a verse novel by Australian novelist and poet C. J. Dennis. The book sold over 60,000 copies in nine editions within the first year, and is probably one of the highest selling verse novels ever published in Australia.The novel tells the story of Bill, a larrikin of the Little Lonsdale Street Push, who is introduced to a young woman by the name of Doreen. The book chronicles their courtship and marriage, detailing Bill’s transformation from a violence-prone gang member to a contented husband and father. C.J. Dennis went on to publish three sequels to this novel: The Moods of Ginger Mick (1916), Doreen (1917) and Rose of Spadgers (1924)
“Digger Smith” is a series of narrative poems about an Australian soldier coming home in the closing months of the Great War minus a leg and with “ANZAC eyes” ... what a later war would call “The Thousand Yard Stare”. Despite his post-traumatic stress disorder, Digger Smith sets about ministering to everybody’s troubles but his own ... his internal conviction that his amputee status will make him seem “half a man” in the eyes of the lady love he left behind when he went off to the War. Oh Digger Smith, how little faith you have in woman... - Summary by Son of the Exiles
By: C. M. (Charles McClellan) Stevens (1861-)
|The Adventures of Uncle Jeremiah and Family at the Great Fair Their Observations and Triumphs|
By: C. M. (Charles Molloy) Westmacott (1788?-1868)
|The English Spy An Original Work Characteristic, Satirical, And Humorous. Comprising Scenes And Sketches In Every Rank Of Society, Being Portraits Drawn From The Life|
By: C. M. Kornbluth (1924-1958)
|The Altar at Midnight|
By: C. S. Lewis (1898-1963)
Spirits in Bondage: a cycle of lyrics
First published in 1919 under his pseudonym Clive Hamilton, Spirits in Bondage, is also the first published book by the notorious novelist C.S. Lewis. This early piece of work represents Lewis’ youth, as it was written at a time when the author had just returned from his military service in the First World War. In addition it differentiates itself from his other works, not just in terms of style, but also in themes due to his agnostic stand at the time. Written in the form of poetry, the piece is divided into three sections of poetry, each intended to be read in chronological order to gain complete access to its themes and ideas...
By: Cal Stewart (1856-1919)
Uncle Josh's Punkin Centre Stories
A collection of comedic short stories from the perspective of an old country man.
By: Cale Young Rice (1872-1943)
By: Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933)
|State of the Union Address|
By: Calvin Thomas (1854-1919)
|The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller|
By: Captain S. P. Meek (1894-1972)
Astounding Stories 14, February 1931
This issue includes "Werewolves of War" by D. W. Hall, "The Tentacles from Below" by Anthony Gilmore, "The Black Lamp" by Captain S. P. Meek, "Phalanxes of Atlans" by F. V. W. Mason, and contues with "The Pirate Planet" by Charles W. Diffin,
By: Caradoc Evans (1878-1945)
|My Neighbors Stories of the Welsh People|
By: Carl Richard Jacobi (1908-1997)
|The Long Voyage|
|Made in Tanganyika|
By: Carl Sandburg (1878-1967)
Carl Sandburg is beloved by generations of children for his Rootabaga Stories and Rootabaga Pigeons (which is not in the public domain), a series of whimsical, sometimes melancholy stories he originally created for his own daughters. The Rootabaga Stories were born of Sandburg’s desire for “American fairy tales” to match American childhood. He felt that the European stories involving royalty and knights were inappropriate, and so populated his stories with animals, skyscrapers, trains, corn fairies, and other colorful characters.
By: Carl Van Vechten (1880-1964)
By: Carlo Collodi (1826-1890)
This is the wonderful story of Pinocchio, the puppet who must learn many lessons before he can become a real boy. Carved by a woodcarver named Geppetto in a small Italian village, he dreamed of becoming a real boy but strays from the path of goodness many times and is very willing to listen to temptation. He has also been used as a character who is prone to telling lies and fabricating stories for various reasons. The story has appeared in many adaptations in other mediums. Pinocchio has been called an icon of modern culture, and one of most reimagined characters in the pantheon of children's literature...
By: Carlo Gozzi (1720-1806)
|Turandot, Princess of China A Chinoiserie in Three Acts|
By: Caroline Atwater Mason (1853-1939)
Woman Of Yesterday
Anna is the daughter of a clergyman in a small town in Vermont. She is very happy with her lot. But when she goes to nurse a woman in the big city, she starts to discover the world. She sees new places, meets new people, and falls in love. This will test all the resolutions she once held dear. - Summary by Stav Nisser.
By: Caroline Lee Hentz (1800-1856)
|Ernest Linwood or, The Inner Life of the Author|
|Helen and Arthur or, Miss Thusa's Spinning Wheel|
By: Caroline Lockhart (1871-1962)
The Fighting Shepherdess
A classic style western written by one of the first female western writers. Caroline Lockhart was a rancher, writer and possibly the first woman to go over Glacier National Parks Swiftcurrent Pass.
|The Man from the Bitter Roots|
Spoiled, handsome, 24 year old Easterner meets pretty, no-nonsense gal from Wyoming, is instantly smitten and does a sea-change to try and impress her in this genial romantic comedy.
|The Lady Doc|
By: Carolyn Wells (1862-1942)
|A Nonsense Anthology|
|The Rubáiyát of Bridge|
The case involves a millionaire murdered in his study, suspicious servants, a beautiful niece, a private secretary and a will. enamored. A Holmes like detective is brought in to solve the mystery.
|Patty's Butterfly Days|
|The Re-echo Club|
By: Carry Amelia Nation (1846-1911)
|The Use and Need of the Life of Carry A. Nation|
By: Catharine Parr Strickland Traill (1802-1899)
|Lost in the Backwoods|
By: Catherine Grace Frances Gore (1798-1861)
Mrs. Armytage, or Female Domination
Mrs Armytage is a widowed landowner, spirited, independent and very much used to having her own way and exercising total dominance over her family. She is acutely aware of social distinctions, proud of her power and prestige, and stands on her dignity to the point of becoming cold, judgemental and aloof. Her character flaws bring her into conflict with her children when her son Arthur announces his choice of a wife who is very much below their rank, and much will happen before Mrs Armytage learns to repent her behaviour...
By: Catherine Helen Spence (1825-1910)
Mr. Hogarth's Will
Jane and Elsie Melville were raised by their kindly but eccentric uncle, Mr Hogarth who believed that women were just as good as men, and thus gave his nieces a boy’s education. Upon his death, they find that he has left his entire fortune to his heretofore unknown son and left them only a small allowance, expecting them to make their own way in the world using the education he furnished them. Will the girls survive in a world that expects them, at the most, to become governesses?
By: Catherine L. Moore (1911-1987)
|Song in a Minor Key|
By: Cecilia Pauline Cleveland (1850-)
|The Story of a Summer Or, Journal Leaves from Chappaqua|
By: Champion Ingraham Hitchcock
|The Dead Men's Song Being the Story of a Poem and a Reminiscent Sketch of its Author Young Ewing Allison|
By: Charles A. (Charles Albert) Curtis (1835-1907)
|Captured by the Navajos|
By: Charles A. Gunnison (1861-1897)
|A Napa Christchild; and Benicia's Letters|
|The Beautiful Eyes of Ysidria|