By: Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
The Chimes: A Goblin Story of Some Bells that Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year In is the second of Charles Dickens' Christmas books, published in 1844. Its contemporary setting is the "Hungry Forties", a time of social and political unrest, and the book has a strong moral message. It remained popular for many years, although its fame has since been eclipsed by that of A Christmas Carol, the first of the series. Our hero Toby ("Trotty") Veck is a poor but hard-working man, whose beloved daughter Meg is due to marry on New Year's Day...
The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain
The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain, A Fancy for Christmas-Time, (better known as The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain) is a novella by Charles Dickens first published in 1848. It is the fifth and last of Dickens' Christmas novellas. The story is more about the spirit of the holidays than about the holidays themselves, harking back to the first of the series, A Christmas Carol. The tale centers around a Professor Redlaw and those close to him.
The Wreck of the Golden Mary
A short story of a ship wreck in 1851 trying to round Cape Horn on its way to the California gold fields. Poignant and well written. (
The Uncommercial Traveller
The Uncommercial Traveller is a collection of literary sketches and reminiscences written by Charles Dickens. In 1859 Dickens founded a new journal called All the Year Round and the Uncommercial Traveller articles would be among his main contributions. He seems to have chosen the title and persona of the Uncommercial Traveller as a result of a speech he gave on the 22 December 1859 to the Commercial Travellers' School London in his role as honorary chairman and treasurer. The persona sits well with a writer who liked to travel, not only as a tourist, but also to research and report what he found; visiting Europe, America and giving book readings throughout Britain...
Mudfog and Other Sketches
The Mudfog Papers was written by Victorian era novelist Charles Dickens and published from 1837–38 in the monthly literary serial Bentley's Miscellany, which he then edited. They were first published as a book as 'The Mudfog Papers and Other Sketches. The Mudfog Papers relates the proceedings of the fictional 'The Mudfog Society for the Advancement of Everything', a Pickwickian parody of the British Association for the Advancement of Science founded in York in 1831, one of the numerous Victorian learned societies dedicated to the advancement of Science...
|The Magic Fishbone A Holiday Romance|
|Sketches by Boz, illustrative of everyday life and every-day people|
|A Message from the Sea|
|Captain Boldheart & the Latin-Grammar Master|
|Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices|
|Master Humphrey's Clock|
|The Trial of William Tinkling|
|To Be Read at Dusk|
|The Lamplighter; a farce in one act|
|Tom Tiddler's Ground|
|Perils of Certain English Prisoners|
|Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy|
|Going into Society|
|Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings|
|George Silverman's Explanation|
Great Expectations (version 2)
Great Expectations is written in the first person and is virtually a fictional autobiography of “Pip” from his childhood, through often painful experiences, to adulthood. It charts his progress as he moves from the Kent marshes - his social status radically changed having gained an unknown benefactor - to busy commercial London. The book is richly populated with a variety of extraordinary characters many of whom, unbeknownst to them, have lives that are inextricably linked to the others. It is all there, love, hate, passion, humour, rejection, duplicity, betrayal, a whole gamut of emotions and human strengths and weaknesses ...
By: Charles Dudley Warner (1829-1900)
|Little Journey in the World|
|The Golden House|
By: Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan (1876-1919)
|Old Man Curry Race Track Stories|
By: Charles E. Carryl (1841-1920)
Davy and the Goblin
Eight-year-old Davy reads Lewis Carroll's novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and begins to get very sleepy. Suddenly a goblin appears in the fire and takes Davy on a "believing voyage" much like Alice's own adventures in Wonderland, where he meets many characters from fantasy and literature.
|The Admiral's Caravan|
By: Charles Edward Pearce (-1924)
|Madame Flirt A Romance of 'The Beggar's Opera'|
By: Charles Edward Rich
|A Voyage with Captain Dynamite|
By: Charles Felton Pidgin (1844-1923)
|Quincy Adams Sawyer and Mason's Corner Folks A Picture of New England Home Life|
|Further Adventures of Quincy Adams Sawyer and Mason Corner Folks|
By: Charles Franklin Carter
|Old Mission Stories of California|
By: Charles Garvice (-1920)
|The Woman's Way|
|Nell, of Shorne Mills or, One Heart's Burden|
By: Charles George Douglas Roberts (1860-1943)
|Children of the Wild|
|Earth's Enigmas A Volume of Stories|
By: Charles Goddard (1879-1951)
The Perils of Pauline
The Perils of Pauline is one of the first damsel in distress serials. The story is complete with undaunted hero, courageous damsel, unscrupulous villains galore, and other worldly interest. Before getting married, Pauline wants to experience the world and have adventures. When her guardian dies and leaves her an estate in trust of his secretary, adventures suddenly become more hazardous. Pauline charters aeroplanes, meets untrustworthy pirates, braves dangerous China Town, flies in a hot air balloon, adventures in the Wild West, encounters international spies, and escapes many other perils with the aid of her would-be fiancé, Harry, and an Egyptian mummy.
By: Charles Goddard and Paul Dicky
The Ghost Breaker
The Ghost Breaker is a drama and haunted house horror complete with heroes, villains, and a Princess. The Ghost Breaker was originally a screenplay and would later be made a drama film directed by Cecil B. DeMille.
By: Charles Goff Thomson
|Terry A Tale of the Hill People|
By: Charles H. Bennett (1829-1867)
|The Faithless Parrot|
|The Frog Who Would A Wooing Go|
|The Nine Lives of A Cat A Tale of Wonder|
By: Charles Hanson Towne (1877-1949)
|The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story|
|The Bad Man|
By: Charles Henry Lerrigo (1872-1955)
|The Boy Scout Treasure Hunters The Lost Treasure of Buffalo Hollow|
By: Charles Herbert Sylvester
|Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 6|
|Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 7|
|Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 2|
|Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8|
|Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10 The Guide|
|Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 4|
|Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 5|
|Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 3|
By: Charles James Lever (1806-1872)
|The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer|
By: Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne (1866-1944)
|The Lost Continent|
By: Charles K. (Charles Kellogg) Field (1873-)
|Stanford Stories Tales of a Young University|
By: Charles King
The Daughter of the Sioux,
Charles King (1844 – 1933) was a United States soldier and a distinguished writer. He was the son of Civil War general Rufus King and great grandson of Rufus King, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. He graduated from West point in 1866 and served in the Army during the Indian Wars under George Crook. He was wounded in the arm forcing his retirement from the regular army. During this time he became acquainted with Buffalo Bill Cody. King would later write scripts for several of Cody’s silent films...
|An Apache Princess A Tale of the Indian Frontier|
|Sunset Pass or Running the Gauntlet Through Apache Land|
|Tonio, Son of the Sierras A Story of the Apache War|
|To The Front A Sequel to Cadet Days|
|A Wounded Name|
|Foes in Ambush|
|Found in the Philippines The Story of a Woman's Letters|
|A Tame Surrender, A Story of The Chicago Strike|
|Lanier of the Cavalry or, A Week's Arrest|
|From the Ranks|
By: Charles Kingsley (1819-1875)
First published in 1863, The Water Babies by Rev Charles Kingsley became a Victorian children's classic along with J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan and Lewis Caroll's Alice books. It is an endearing and entertaining novel that can equally be enjoyed by adult readers as well. However, it fell out of favor in later years since it contained many ideas that are considered politically incorrect and offensive today from a humanitarian perspective. The Water Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby to give the book its complete title tells the story of Tom, a young orphan chimney-sweep in Victorian London...
The Heroes, or Greek Fairy Tales for my Children
The Heroes, or Greek Fairy Tales for my Children by Charles Kingsley is a collection of three Greek mythology stories: Perseus, The Argonauts, and Theseus. The author had a great fondness for Greek fairy tales and believed the adventures of the characters would inspire children to achieve higher goals with integrity.
Charles Kingsley (June 12 1819 - January 23 1875) was an English divine, university professor, historian, and novelist, particularly associated with the West Country and north-east Hampshire. As a novelist, his chief power lay in his descriptive faculties, which are evident in this novel as he pictures the Egyptian desert and the ancient city Alexandria. Hypatia, 1st published in 1853, is set in 5th Century A.D. Egypt. It centers upon a young orphan monk from a desert monastery who feels called to continue his religious life in the city...
By: Charles Klein (1867-1915)
|The Music Master Novelized from the Play|
By: Charles Knight (1791-1873)
Mind Amongst the Spindles
Lowell Massachusetts was founded in the 1820s as a planned manufacturing center for textiles and is located along the rapids of the Merrimack River, 25 miles northwest of Boston. By the 1850s Lowell had the largest industrial complex in the United States. The textile industry wove cotton produced in the South. In 1860, there were more cotton spindles in Lowell than in all eleven states combined that would form the Confederacy. Mind Amongst the Spindles is a selection of works from the Lowell Offering, a monthly periodical collecting contributed works of poetry and fiction by the female workers of the textile mills...
By: Charles L. Fontenay
Rebels of the Red Planet
Dark Kensington had been dead for twenty-five years. It was a fact; everyone knew it. Then suddenly he reappeared, youthful, brilliant, ready to take over the Phoenix, the rebel group that worked to overthrow the tyranny that gripped the settlers on Mars.The Phoenix had been destroyed not once, not twice, but three times! But this time the resurrected Dark had new plans, plans which involved dangerous experiments in mutation and psionics.And now the rebels realized they were in double jeopardy....
By: Charles Lamb
The Adventures of Ulysses
In The Adventures of Ulysses, Charles Lamb re-tells the story of Ulysses’s journey from Troy to his own kingdom of Ithaca. The book uses Homer’s The Odyssey as the basis for the story, but it isn’t a direct translation of the Greek classic. The book is considered a modern version of the epic tale when it was published in 1808. In the preface of the book, Lamb said that he made the narration of the story faster so that more readers would be attracted to it. To begin with, Homer’s Odyssey is already a classic and in re-telling this story, Charles Lamb aimed to make this epic poem more comprehensible to the average person...
Tales from Shakespeare
This little gem of a book was probably the first introduction to Shakespeare that most readers have had as children. Tales from Shakespeare was written in 1807 by a young clerk called Charles Lamb in the offices of the East India Company. Lamb co-authored them with his beloved sister Mary. The pair lived together for life, having gone through immense trauma caused by mental illness and tragedy. However, far from being a melancholy duo, they led an active and ample social life in the company of some of the literary greats of the Romantic movement of the 19th century...
|A Masque of Days From the Last Essays of Elia: Newly Dressed & Decorated|
By: Charles Louis Fontenay (1917-2007)
|Service with a Smile|
|The Gift Bearer|
By: Charles M. Snyder
|The Flaw in the Sapphire|
By: Charles Mackay (1814-1889)
Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds
The book chronicles and vilifies its targets in three parts: “National Delusions”, “Peculiar Follies”, and “Philosophical Delusions”.The subjects of Mackay’s debunking include alchemy, beards (influence of politics and religion on), witch-hunts, crusades and duels. Present day writers on economics, such as Andrew Tobias, laud the three chapters on economic bubbles.
By: Charles Major (1856-1913)
When Knighthood Was in Flower
Set during the Tudor period of English history, When Knighthood Was in Flower tells the tribulations of Mary Tudor, a younger sister of Henry VIII of England who has fallen in love with a commoner. However, for political reasons, King Henry has arranged for her to wed King Louis XII of France and demands his sister put the House of Tudor first, threatening, "You will marry France and I will give you a wedding present – Charles Brandon's head!"
|A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties|
By: Charles McRae
Fathers of Biology
An account given of the lives of five great naturalists (Hippocrates, Aristotle, Galen, Vesalius and Harvey) will not be found devoid of interest. The work of each one of them marked a definite advance in the science of Biology. There is often among students of anatomy and physiology a tendency to imagine that the facts with which they are now being made familiar have all been established by recent observation and experiment. But even the slight knowledge of the history of Biology, which may be obtained from a perusal of this little book, will show that, so far from such being the case, this branch of science is of venerable antiquity...
By: Charles Miner Thompson (1864-1941)
The Calico Cat
The consequences of letting your irritation get the better of you are humorously portrayed in this story of a self-important man who fires a shotgun at an annoying cat on his fence.. and hits a man skulking in the bushes. What did the cat do to enrage him? Why was the man in the bushes? And how can the whole matter be covered up and done away with before the neighbors start gossiping?
By: Charles Monroe Sheldon (1857-1946)
In His Steps
In His Steps takes place in the railroad town of Raymond. The main character is the Rev. Henry Maxwell, pastor of the First Church of Raymond, who challenges his congregation to not do anything for a whole year without first asking: “What Would Jesus Do?” (taken from Wikipedia)
By: Charles Moreton
|The Maid and the Magpie An Interesting Tale Founded on Facts|
By: Charles Morris
Historical Tales, The Romance of RealityBy CHARLES MORRISPREFACE.It has become a commonplace remark that fact is often stranger than fiction. It may be said, as a variant of this, that history is often more romantic than romance. The pages of the record of man's doings are frequently illustrated by entertaining and striking incidents, relief points in the dull monotony of every-day events, stories fitted to rouse the reader from languid weariness and stir anew in his veins the pulse of interest in human life...