By: Clair W. Hayes (1887-)
|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 Doty Bates (1838-1895)
|On the Tree Top|
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)
|Hopalong Cassidy's Rustler Round-Up|
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: 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: Coningsby Dawson (1883-1959)
|Christmas Outside of Eden|
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: 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|
By: Cyril Burleigh
|The Hilltop Boys A Story of School Life|
By: Cyrus Townsend Brady (1861-1920)
|A Little Book for Christmas|
And Thus He Came
These short stories, perhaps we might call them modern parables, are not the usual fare of warm and fuzzy Christmas stories (pleasing as those are) but rather life events and crises triggered by Christmas, present or imminent. Brady was a journalist, historian, adventure writer, and Episcopal priest.
|The Eagle of the Empire A Story of Waterloo|
|Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer A Romance of the Spanish Main|
By: D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930)
Set against the backdrop of a rapidly industrializing England, the bewildering shift in social structure, the fading away of traditions and the advent of new ways of life, The Rainbow by DH Lawrence depicts how one family's story becomes the story of a society. Originally planned as a novel titled The Sisters, Lawrence finally split the theme into two separate novels after many revisions and rewrites. The Rainbow is the first novel in the Brangwen family saga. Tom Brangwen is a small time farmer in rural Nottinghamshire...
Women in Love
If you have read DH Lawrence's The Rainbow, you'd certainly want to read the sequel, Women in Love. Published in 1920, the two books were originally meant to be a single work, spanning several generations of the Brangwen family, especially the women. However, a complicated publishing history, delays and editorial revisions, followed by the hostile reception and controversies that faced The Rainbow led to a gap of five years between the two books. Yet, by 21st century standards, Women in Love seems almost tame, and modern-day readers may well be bewildered by the amount of criticism it generated among the custodians of morals in an earlier age...
Sons and Lovers
This intimate portrait of a coal-miner’s family fastens on each member in turn: Walter Morel, the collier; Gertrude, his wife; and the children: William, Annie, Arthur, and Paul. When Mrs. Morel begins to be estranged from her husband because of his poor financial sense and his drinking habits, she comes to inhabit the lives of her children – most particularly, her sons. She is determined that they will grow to be something more than men that come home blackened with coal dust every day and roaring with drink every night...
Brief Encounter meets Tristan und Isolde – on the Isle of Wight, under a vast sky florid with stars. The consequence is tragic indeed for one of the parties, Siegmund, when he sacrifices family life for a few days’ transcendent rapture. His lover, the self-contained Helena, is strong enough to bear a return to the scruffy suburbs. Redemption of a kind is granted to the deserted wife, Beatrice. But between these robust Lawrentian women Siegmund is cancelled out. His love-death is no cosmic swoon but a sordid exit in an unkempt box-room.In this very British romance, there is no earthly escape from outworn attachments and life’s deadening routine…
Flutist Aaron Sisson is caught up in the aftermath of WWI. A lost soul, he attempts to find himself in the comfort of bar-room talk and alcohol and a woman. Moving on, he spends time with a mining executive's relatives. But he finds the family a stuffy middle-class lot, bored with each other and themselves. He leaves his wife and children and strikes out for the open road. During a playing engagement at an opera performance, he reunites with the mining executive's family. Talk is of love and war, none of it very satisfying to anyone...
"There is no mistake about it, Alvina was a lost girl. She was cut off from everything she belonged to." In this most under-valued of his novels, Lawrence once again presents us with a young woman hemmed in by her middle-class upbringing and (like Ursula Brangwen in The Rainbow) longing for escape. Alvina Houghton's plight, however, is given a rather comic and even picaresque treatment. Losing first her mother, a perpetual invalid, and later her cross-dressing father, a woefully ineffectual small-scale entrepreneur, Alvina feels doomed to merge with the tribe of eternal spinsters who surround her in the dreary mining community of Woodhouse...
|The Prussian Officer|
By: D. M. (David Macbeth) Moir (1798-1851)
|The Life of Mansie Wauch tailor in Dalkeith|
|The Life of Mansie Wauch Tailor in Dalkeith, written by himself|
By: D. Torbett
|The Canadian Photoplay title of The Land of Promise|
By: D. W. (David W.) Belisle
|The American Family Robinson or, The Adventures of a Family lost in the Great Desert of the West|
By: Daisy Ashford (1881-1972)
The Young Visiters, or Mr. Salteena's Plan
The Young Visiters is a comic romance novella that parodies upper class society of late Victorian England. Social climber Alfred Salteena introduces his young lady friend Ethel to a genuine gentleman named Bernard and, to his irritation, they hit it off. But Bernard helps Alfred in his plan to become a gentleman, which, Alfred hopes, will help him win back Ethel.
By: Dame Rose Macaulay (1881-1958)
Mystery at Geneva: An Improbable Tale of Singular Happenings
Henry Beechtree, a newspaper correspondent for the British Bolshevist, is covering the latest otherwise sleepy session of the League of Nations in Geneva, when the newly elected President – a member of the Norwegian delegation – disappears mysteriously, adding some badly needed ‘spice’ to Henry's assignment. (Introduction by Cathy Barratt)
By: Dame Shirley (d.1906)
The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52
Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe moved to California from Massachusetts during the Gold Rush of the mid-1800’s. During her travels, Louise was offered the opportunity to write for The Herald about her travel adventures. It was at this point that Louise chose the name “Shirley” as her pen name. Dame Shirley wrote a series of 23 letters to her sister Mary Jane (also known as Molly) in Massachusetts in 1851 and 1852. The “Shirley Letters”, as the collected whole later became known, gave true accounts of life in two gold mining camps on the Feather River in the 1850s...
By: Dana Gatlin
By: Dandin (6th Century)
Twenty Two Goblins
These 22 stories are told by the Goblin to the King Vikram. King Vikram faces many difficulties in bringing the vetala to the tantric. Each time Vikram tries to capture the vetala, it tells a story that ends with a riddle. If Vikram cannot answer the question correctly, the vampire consents to remain in captivity. If the king answers the question correctly, the vampire would escape and return to his tree. In some variations, the king is required to speak if he knows the answer, else his head will burst...
By: Dane Coolidge (1873-1940)
|Silver and Gold A Story of Luck and Love in a Western Mining Camp|
By: Daniel Carter Beard (1850-1941)
|The Black Wolf Pack|
By: Daniel Defoe (1659-1731)
Robinson Crusoe is perhaps the most famous castaway of all time. Whilst many of us have not read Defoe’s iconic book, Robinson Crusoe is a character that is familiar to us all. Aided by the hundreds of movies and theatre productions that the book spurned, Crusoe is a household name. Credited with being the first "real fiction" book, this fictional autobiography tells the tale of a young man who found himself shipwrecked on a remote island for 28 years. The story is said to be based on the dramatic life of Alexander Selkirk, a Scottish castaway who lived alone for four years on a Pacific island...
The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders
A woman in prison awaiting a death sentence is given a reprieve because she is pregnant. She migrates to America abandoning the baby to the care of a foster mother. The child, a girl, grows up and begins working as a servant in a wealthy household. Here she is pursued by the two sons of the house and ultimately marries the younger one. When he dies, leaving her with two young children to look after, she begins a life of deception and confidence trickery which ends in great tragedy and disgrace. In her old age, events take a less tragic turn and her redemption comes from sources she least expects...
The History of the Plague in London
The History of the Plague in London is a historical novel offering an account of the dismal events caused by the Great Plague, which mercilessly struck the city of London in 1665. First published in 1722, the novel illustrates the social disorder triggered by the outbreak, while focusing on human suffering and the mere devastation occupying London at the time. Defoe opens his book with the introduction of his fictional character H.F., a middle-class man who decides to wait out the destruction of the plague instead of fleeing to safety, and is presented only by his initials throughout the novel...
The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe
“THE FARTHER ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE; Being the Second and Last Part OF HIS LIFE, And of the Strange Surprizing Accounts of his Travels Round three Parts of the Globe.” After the death of his wife, Robinson Crusoe is overcome by the old wanderlust, and sets out with his faithful companion Friday to see his island once again. Thus begins a journey which will last ten years and nine months, in which Crusoe travels over the world, along the way facing dangers and discoveries in Madagascar, China, and Siberia.
The Life, Adventures & Piracies of Captain Singleton
The Life, Adventures & Piracies of the Famous Captain Singleton is a "bipartite adventure story whose first half covers a traversal of Africa, and whose second half taps into the contemporary fascination with piracy. It has been commended for its depiction of the homosexual relationship between the eponymous hero and his religious mentor, the Quaker, William Walters.".
|A Journal of the Plague Year, written by a citizen who continued all the while in London|
|The Fortunate Mistress (Parts 1 and 2) or a History of the Life of Mademoiselle de Beleau Known by the Name of the Lady Roxana|
|The Life and Most Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner (1801)|
|Memoirs of a Cavalier A Military Journal of the Wars in Germany, and the Wars in England. From the Year 1632 to the Year 1648.|
|An American Robinson Crusoe|
|The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, Mariner, Volume 1|
By: Daniel G. Brinton (1837-1899)
The Myths of the New World
The Myths of the New World's full title describes it as.. " a treatise on the Symbolism and Mythology of the Red Race of America", an attempt to analyse and correlate scientifically, the mythology of the American Indians. Note: Brinton advocated theories of scientific racism that were pervasive at that time.
By: Daniel Wise (1813-1898)
|Jessie Carlton The Story of a Girl who Fought with Little Impulse, the Wizard, and Conquered Him|
|Aunt Amy or, How Minnie Brown learned to be a Sunbeam|
By: Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)
The Divine Comedy
The Divine Comedy (Italian: Commedia, later christened “Divina” by Giovanni Boccaccio), written by Dante Alighieri between 1308 and his death in 1321, is widely considered the central epic poem of Italian literature, the last great work of literature of the Middle Ages and the first great work of the Renaissance. A culmination of the medieval world-view of the afterlife, it establishes the Tuscan dialect in which it is written as the Italian standard, and is seen as one of the greatest works of world literature...
By: Daphne [Editor] Dale
|Our Young Folks at Home and Abroad|
By: David Belasco (1853-1931)
|The Girl of the Golden West|
|The Return of Peter Grimm Novelised From the Play|
By: David Carpenter Knight
|The Love of Frank Nineteen|
By: David Christie Murray (1847-1907)
|Despair's Last Journey|
|Julia And Her Romeo: A Chronicle Of Castle Barfield From "Schwartz" by David Christie Murray|
|VC — A Chronicle of Castle Barfield and of the Crimea|
|Aunt Rachel A Rustic Sentimental Comedy|
|Schwartz: A History From "Schwartz" by David Christie Murray|
|Bulldog And Butterfly From "Schwartz" by David Christie Murray|