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By: Augusta Huiell Seaman (1879-1950)

The Dragon's Secret by Augusta Huiell Seaman The Dragon's Secret

Sixteen year old Leslie Crane has come to the New Jersey shore as a companion to ailing Aunt Marcia, whose doctor has sent her there for a some quiet rest and recuperation. While the beach is lovely in October, Leslie quickly finds herself getting lonely with no one her own age to talk to. Little does she realize that she will not only soon make a new friend, but that they will both end up in the midst of a puzzling mystery centered around the closed up bungalow next door. Augusta Huiell Seaman is the author of over 40 historical fiction and mystery novels for older children most of which are currently out of print. The Dragon’s Secret was originally published in 1921.

The Boarded Up House by Augusta Huiell Seaman The Boarded Up House

What is the secret of the old boarded up house? And what is the answer to the mystery of the long lost letter that is found in it? Best friends Joyce and Cynthia - along with their dog "Goliath", are determined to find out in this pre-Nancy Drew juvenile mystery for girls.Augusta Huiell Seaman was the author of over 40 historical fiction and mystery novels for older children.

By: Augusta J. Evans (1835-1909)

Book cover Beulah
Book cover St. Elmo
Book cover Inez A Tale of the Alamo
Book cover Infelice

By: Auguste Groner (1850-1929)

Book cover The Case of the Lamp That Went Out

By: Augustine D. Crake (1836-1890)

Book cover The Rival Heirs; being the Third and Last Chronicle of Aescendune
Book cover Alfgar the Dane or the Second Chronicle of Aescendune A Tale of the Days of Edmund Ironside
Book cover Edwy the Fair or the First Chronicle of Aescendune A Tale of the Days of Saint Dunstan

By: Augustus Allen Hayes (1837-1892)

Book cover The Denver Express From "Belgravia" for January, 1884

By: Aunt Fanny (1822-1894)

Book cover The Apple Dumpling and Other Stories for Young Boys and Girls
Book cover Baby Nightcaps
Book cover Aunt Fanny's Story-Book for Little Boys and Girls
Book cover The Little Nightcap Letters
Book cover The Fairy Nightcaps
Book cover The Two Story Mittens and the Little Play Mittens Being the Fourth Book of the Series
Book cover Little Mittens for The Little Darlings Being the Second Book of the Series
Book cover The Big Nightcap Letters Being the Fifth Book of the Series

By: Aunt Friendly

Book cover Hatty and Marcus or, First Steps in the Better Path

By: Austin Bishop

Book cover Tom of the Raiders

Young Adult historical fiction of a young man joining the Union Army and taking part in the Great Locomotive Chase.

By: Avis A. Burnham Stanwood

Book cover Fostina Woodman, the Wonderful Adventurer

By: Aylward Edward Dingle (1874-)

The Pirate Woman by Aylward Edward Dingle The Pirate Woman

By: Ayn Rand (1905-1982)

Anthem by Ayn Rand Anthem

The title 'Anthem' is derived as an anthem to sense of self and self-governing thoughts. Anthem is a story of Equality 7-2521 who is a young man living in some unspecified future time and place. In this future era freedom and individual rights have been eradicated. The starring character of the novel is an inquisitive street cleaner. He lives in a society where people have lost their knowledge of individualism, to the extreme that people do not know words like 'I' or 'mine'. All the people live and work for their livelihood in collective groups, along with the people with power, namely the 'Councils'...

By: B. (Benjamin) Barker

Book cover Blackbeard Or, The Pirate of Roanoke.

By: B. M. (Bithia Mary) Croker (1849-1920)

Book cover The Road to Mandalay A Tale of Burma

By: B. M. Bower (1871-1940)

Chip, of the Flying U by B. M. Bower Chip, of the Flying U

Cattleman J.G. Whittemore, owner of the Flying U ranch in Montana, trusts the task of meeting his sister at the train to only one man, Chip. Chip’s not too keen on women. In his experience they come in only a few types: prissy “sweet young thing”, annoying cowgirl, or old maid that wants to drag him to church. He isn’t prepared for Miss Della Whittemore, the “Little Doctor.” She turns the ranch upside down, but can she turn Chip head over heels?

Book cover Cabin Fever
Book cover The Flying U Ranch
Book cover The Heritage of the Sioux
Book cover Her Prairie Knight
Book cover The Trail of the White Mule
Book cover Good Indian
Book cover Lure of the Dim Trails

Phil Thurston was born on the range where the trails are dim and silent under the big sky. It was the place his father loved, the place he had to be. After the death of his father when he was five, his mother brought him back to the city, where he grew up and became a writer. To revive his stale writing, he returns to the West, and may just find what he is really missing.

Book cover The Flying U's Last Stand
Book cover Jean of the Lazy A
Book cover Rowdy of the Cross L
Book cover Cow-Country

By: Bankim Chandra Chatterji (1838-1894)

Book cover The Poison Tree A Tale of Hindu Life in Bengal

By: Barbara Constant

Book cover The Sound of Silence

By: Barbara Hofland (1770-1844)

The Barbadoes Girl by Barbara Hofland The Barbadoes Girl

Matilda Sophia Hanson, whose father has recently died in their country of Barbadoes in the West Indies, must live for a time with family friends in England. The Harewood family is astonished at how spoiled, rude, and uneducated the child is. However, with seemingly endless patience and love, they help Matilda work to conquer her bad temper, and become a sensible, good, and well-informed young lady. This story reminds children and adults alike, though you have many battles with yourself, you must never relinquish hope and be assured you will find every victory easier than the last...

By: Barbara Yechton (1864-1939)

Book cover We Ten Or, The Story of the Roses

By: Baron Ludvig Holberg (1684-1754)

Niels Klim's Journey Under the Ground by Baron Ludvig Holberg Niels Klim's Journey Under the Ground

Niels Klim’s Underground Travels, originally published in Latin as “Nicolai Klimii Iter Subterraneum” (1741) is a satirical science-fiction/fantasy novel written by Ludvig Holberg, a Norwegian-Danish dramatist, historian, and essayist, born in Bergen, Norway. It was his first and only novel. It describes a utopian society from an outsider’s point of view, and often pokes fun at diverse cultural and social topics such as moral, science, sexual equality, religion, governments, and philosophy.

By: Baroness Emmuska Orczy (1865-1947)

El Dorado by Baroness Emmuska Orczy El Dorado

If you've read and loved the exciting classic The Scarlet Pimpernel then you'd probably be delighted to follow the further adventures of the dashing Sir Percy Blakeney. El Dorado by Baronness “Emmuska” Orczy depicts the intrepid swordsman and escape artist in the role of savior of the French royal family. Published in 1913, El Dorado was the fourth in the Pimpernel series of eleven books, numerous short stories and other related writings about her famous British adventurer. However, Orczy did not always follow a strict chronological sequence while publishing the novels and hence, there is plenty of overlap between the time frames of the stories...

The Elusive Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy The Elusive Pimpernel

First Published in 1908, The Elusive Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy is the 4th book in the classic adventure series about the Scarlet Pimpernel.

Castles in the Air by Baroness Emmuska Orczy Castles in the Air

Baroness Emma Orczy (full name: Emma (”Emmuska”) Magdolna Rozália Mária Jozefa Borbála Orczy de Orczi) (September 23, 1865 – November 12, 1947) was a British novelist, playwright and artist of Hungarian noble origin. She was most notable for her series of novels featuring the Scarlet Pimpernel. Castles in the Air, a short novel or perhaps more like a collection of short stories with memories of a French rogue in the early 19th century Paris, was published in 1921 and about it I quote from the foreword: In very truth my good friend Ratichon is an unblushing liar, thief, a forger–anything you will; his vanity is past belief, his scruples are non-existent...

By: Baroness Orczy (1865-1947)

The Old Man in the Corner by Baroness Orczy The Old Man in the Corner

Created by Baroness Orczy, author of the famous Scarlet Pimpernel series, The Old Man in the Corner was one of the earliest armchair detectives, popping up with so many others in the wake of the huge popularity of the Sherlock Holmes stories. The Old Man relies mostly upon sensationalistic “penny dreadful” newspaper accounts, with the occasional courtroom visit for extra laughs. He narrates all this information (while tying complicated knots in a piece of string) to a Lady Journalist who frequents the same tea-shop.

Book cover I Will Repay

This is a sequel novel to the Scarlet Pimpernel. The second Pimpernel book written by Orczy, it comes (chronologically) third in the series and should be read after Sir Percy Leads the Band and before The Elusive Pimpernel.

By: Barrett Willoughby (-1959)

Book cover Where the Sun Swings North

By: Barry Pain (1864-1928)

Book cover Eliza

A gentle, yet deliciously humourous series of anecdotes following the life of the main character and his wife, Eliza.

Book cover If Winter Don't

Barry Pain's parody takes a sharp knife to ASM Hutchinson's best selling novel 'If Winter Comes'.We follow the professional and marital decline of long suffering (and loving it), Luke Sharper, as his marriage to Mabel flounders while his love for Jona flourishes. It could only end in tears.....Or could it? (

Marge Askinforit by Barry Pain Marge Askinforit

A rollicking parody of the Margot Asquith memoirs, in which Pain’s character, Marge, beguiles us with the most personal details of her dysfunctional family, and delights in relating every cringing, if not wholly accurate, minutiae of her exciting private life.

By: Barton Wood Currie

Officer 666 by Barton Wood Currie Officer 666

Bored with his life as a wealthy businessman's only son, Travers Gladwin learns of a plot by a renowned art burglar to rob his house, so rather than thwart the planned burglary, he borrows a police uniform from a friend and decides to confront the robber by posing as an officer. When the burglar arrives at the house, he tries to pass himself off as Travers Gladwin. From there, things only get more complicated, including the arrival of the burglar's girlfriend who believes that her beau is the wealthy man's son. Comical and timely, the book was made into a movie multiple times, each hugely successful.

By: Basil Hall Chamberlain (1850-1935)

Book cover The Silly Jelly-Fish

By: Basil King (1859-1928)

Book cover The Letter of the Contract
Book cover The Side Of The Angels A Novel

By: Bayard Taylor (1825-1878)

Book cover Beauty and the Beast, and Tales of Home

By: Bayard Veiller (1869-1943)

Book cover Within the Law

By: Beatrice Egerton

Book cover Lippa

By: Beatrix Potter (1866-1943)

Great Big Treasury of Beatrix Potter by Beatrix Potter Great Big Treasury of Beatrix Potter

Whether you're a parent or a child, a young reader or an older one, the Great Big Treasury of Beatrix Potter is indeed just that – a treasure chest of delightful, charming little stories full of animals and people. Beatrix Potter today has spawned a whole industry of merchandise, games and theme parks, but the stories remain as fresh and sparkling as they were when they first came out in 1901. The Great Big Treasury contains three collections compiled into one enchanting volume - The Giant Treasury of Peter Rabbit, Further Tales of Peter Rabbit and The Giant Treasury of Beatrix Potter...

Book cover The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Book cover The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin
Book cover The Tale of Tom Kitten
Book cover The Tale of Benjamin Bunny
Book cover The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck
Book cover Collection of Beatrix Potter Stories

What can we say about the delightful Beatrix Potter stories? Starting with the naughty Peter Rabbit and his mis-adventures, progressing through The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle whose funny name is just the start of the interesting things about her, then expounding on the Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck, and many many more, these stories are all gems of the art of story telling. This is your chance to enjoy reading them aloud and recording them for children to enjoy listening to in the years and decades to come. Aren't you curious to learn more about the Fierce Bad Rabbit? Or the Tale of the Two Bad Mice? This is your chance to read aloud. And remember to have fun !!

Book cover The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies
Book cover Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes
Book cover The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes
Book cover The Tale of Mr. Tod
Book cover The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse
Book cover The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse
Book cover The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle

By: Belle Kanaris Maniates

Book cover Our Next-Door Neighbors
Book cover David Dunne A Romance of the Middle West

By: Ben Ames Williams

All the Brothers Were Valiant by Ben Ames Williams All the Brothers Were Valiant

Joel Shore, newly appointed captain of the whaling ship Nathan Ross following his brother’s apparent demise as captain of the same ship, elects to make his first cruise as captain to the very location where his brother had last been seen – the Gilbert Islands, in order to try to learn more about what happened to his brother. The focus of this tale is of that voyage halfway around the globe and the adventures which he and his crew encounter.

By: Ben Bova (1932-)

The Dueling Machine by Ben Bova The Dueling Machine

The Dueling Machine is the solution to settling disputes without injury. After you and your opponent select weapons and environments you are injected into an artificial reality where you fight to the virtual death… but no one actually gets hurt. That is, until a warrior from the Kerak Empire figures a way to execute real-world killings from within the machine. Now its inventor Dr. Leoh has to prevent his machine from becoming a tool of conquest. – The Dueling Machine, written with Myron R. Lewis, first appeared in the May, 1963 issue of Analog Science Fact & Fiction.

By: Ben Hecht (1894-1964)

Book cover Fantazius Mallare A Mysterious Oath
Book cover Erik Dorn

By: Benito Pérez Galdós (1843-1920)

Book cover Dona Perfecta

By: Benjamin A. (Benjamin Alexander) Heydrick (1871-1932?)

Book cover Americans All Stories of American Life of To-Day

By: Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

Book cover Sybil, or the Two Nations
Book cover The Young Duke
Book cover Alroy The Prince Of The Captivity
Book cover Henrietta Temple

The Armine family, in particular the young Ferdinand Armine, is in great financial difficulties. Ferdinand's grandfather has burdened the family estate with large debts, which his father did not manage to diminish. Ferdinand himself is not disposed to live with his small income alone, and during his time in Malta with his regiment, he incurs debts of his own. The only thing that can easily pay for his debts and restore the house of Armine now is for Ferdinand to marry well, and the chosen wife for him is his cousin Katherine, the heiress to their grandfather's wealth...

Book cover Sketches
Book cover Ixion In Heaven
Book cover Lothair
Book cover The Infernal Marriage

By: Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

Book cover An Unsocial Socialist
Book cover The Miraculous Revenge Little Blue Book #215

By: Bernhard Severin Ingemann (1789-1862)

Book cover The Lock and Key Library

By: Bernie Babcock (1868-1962)

Book cover The Coming of the King
Book cover The Daughter of a Republican

By: Bertha B. (Bertha Browning) Cobb (1867-1951)

Book cover Clematis

By: Bertha Upton (1849-1912)

Book cover The Adventure of Two Dutch Dolls and a 'Golliwogg'

By: Berthold Auerbach (1812-1882)

Book cover Black Forest Village Stories

By: Bertram Mitford (1855-1914)

Book cover The Sign of the Spider

By: Bertrand Sinclair (1881-1972)

Book cover The Hidden Places

Hollister, returning home from the war physically scarred but otherwise healthy and intact, finds life difficult among society, and so chooses to roam about a bit seeking a future for himself. He eventually leads himself to a remote area in British Columbia, which begins the tale of the next phase of his life; a life which becomes far richer in totality than he would have imagined in his old unwelcoming haunts. A life among the hidden places.

By: Bertrand W. Sinclair (1881-1972)

Book cover Raw Gold A Novel

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