By: Bertrand W. Sinclair (1881-1972)
|Poor Man's Rock|
|North of Fifty-Three|
By: Bessie Marchant (1862-1941)
|The Adventurous Seven Their Hazardous Undertaking|
By: Beth Bradford Gilchrist (1879-1957)
|The Camerons of Highboro|
By: Bettina Von Hutten (1874-1957)
By: Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (1832-1910)
"A Happy Boy" was written in 1859 and 1860. It is, in my estimation, Bjørnson's best story of peasant life. In it the author has succeeded in drawing the characters with remarkable distinctness, while his profound psychological insight, his perfectly artless simplicity of style, and his thorough sympathy with the hero and his surroundings are nowhere more apparent. This view is sustained by the great popularity of "A Happy Boy" throughout Scandinavia. (From the Preface) Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1903.
|The Bridal March; One Day|
|Captain Mansana & Mother's Hands|
By: Bliss Perry (1860-1954)
Fishing with a Worm
Fishing with a Worm by Bliss Perry includes the poignant and philisophical observations of a fly fisherman lured by the worm. Bliss Perry was a professor of literature at Princeton and Harvard Universities and spent time in Vermont writing and fly fishing.
By: Bloomfield H. Moore (1824-1899)
|Frank and Fanny|
By: Booth Tarkington
A Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Alice Adams chronicles the attempts of a lower middle class American midwestern family at the turn of the 20th century to climb the social ladder. The eponymous heroine is at the heart of the story, a young woman who wants a better place in society and a better life. As Gerard Previn Meyer has stated, “Apart from being the contribution to social history its author conceived it to be, [Alice Adams] is something more, that something being what has attracted to it so large a public: its portrait of a (despite her faults) ‘lovable girl’.”
A Tale of Youth and Summer Time and the Baxter Family Especially William
Penrod for girls in the form of Florence, the bratty younger cousin of luminous Julia Atwater, enlivens this romantic comedy set in Tarkington's Indiana of the early 20th Century.
Join Penrod Schofield and his wistful dog Duke, in a hilarious romp through turn of the century Indianapolis, chronicling his life, loves, and mostly the trouble he gets into.
The Magnificent Ambersons
The Magnificent Ambersons is a 1918 novel by Booth Tarkington which won the 1919 Pulitzer Prize. It was the second novel in the Growth trilogy, which included The Turmoil (1915) and The Midlander (1923, retitled National Avenue in 1927). In 1942 Orson Welles directed a film version, also titled The Magnificent Ambersons.
Penrod and Sam
Follow more of the hilarious life of the boy Penrod Schofield, his friends Sam Williams, Herman, Verman, Georgie, Maurice, and the love of his life, Marjorie Jones.
The Turmoil is the first novel in the ‘Growth’ trilogy, which also includes The Magnificent Ambersons (1918) and The Midlander (1923, retitled National Avenue in 1927). In 1942 Orson Welles directed a film version based on volume 2, also titled “The Magnificent Ambersons.” The trilogy traces the growth of the United States through the declining fortunes of three generations of the aristocratic Amberson family in a fictional Mid-Western town, between the end of the Civil War and the early part of the 20th century, a period of rapid industrialization and socio-economic change in America...
A madcap Frenchman posing as an ambassador's barber blackmails a dishonest duke to introduce him as a nobleman to a wealthy belle of Bath. Since the duke himself hopes to mend his fortunes by wedding this very woman, he attempts to murder Beaucaire, and failing that to discredit him. To test the lady's mettle, Beaucaire allows his deception to be exposed--up to a point--and there we must draw the curtain to preserve the surprise ending. (
|The Gentleman from Indiana|
|The Conquest of Canaan|
|The Two Vanrevels|
|His Own People|
By: Bracebridge Hemyng (1841-1901)
|Jack Harkaway and His Son's Escape from the Brigands of Greece|
|Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks Book Number Fifteen in the Jack Harkaway Series|
By: Bradford Torrey (1843-1912)
A Florida Sketch-Book
This is a series of late-19th Century essays about Florida’s flora & fauna written by a Massachusetts-based naturalist.
By: Bram Stoker (1847-1912)
Dracula tells the tale of a sinister Transylvanian aristocrat who seeks to retain his youth and strength by feeding off human blood. The author, Bram Stoker, a young Victorian theater professional, was probably inspired by the strange epidemic of vampirism that occurred in remote parts of Eastern Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries. These stories were recounted by travelers who later arrived in England and other parts of Western Europe. Stoker initially meant the tale to be written as a play in which he wanted Sir Henry Irving, a leading Victorian actor, to play the role of the malevolent Count Dracula...
The Lair of the White Worm
Set in Mercia, a small part of the English county of Derbyshire, the novel focuses on the events experienced by Adam Salton in the town he gradually discovers to be host to mysterious and inexplicable occurrences, which are further intensified with its equally eccentric residents. Exploring topics including mesmerism, occultism, and supernatural forces, Stoker’s piece depicts all the essential elements of a thrilling horror story. The horror novel gets under way with the introduction of Adam...
The Jewel of Seven Stars
The Jewel of Seven Stars (also published under the name: The Jewel of the Seven Stars) is a horror novel by Bram Stoker first published in 1903. The story is about an archaeologist’s plot to revive Queen Tera, an ancient Egyptian mummy.
Dracula's Guest and other Weird Tales
Nine Gothic Horror Tales by the author of Dracula. Note : These tales are not for the squeamish!!! 0r a dark windy night.
By: Bret Harte (1837-1902)
Bret Harte (1837–1902) was an American author and poet, best remembered for his accounts of pioneering life in California.
|The Queen of the Pirate Isle|
|From Sand Hill to Pine|
Mrs. Skagg's Husbands and Other Stories
A collection of short stories set in the American West at the end of the 19th century.
|Under the Redwoods|
|In a Hollow of the Hills|
|Legends and Tales|
|Tales of the Argonauts|
|The Twins of Table Mountain|
|Tales of Trail and Town|
|On the Frontier|
|The Bell-Ringer of Angel's|
|The Crusade of the Excelsior|
|A Protegee of Jack Hamlin's and Other Stories|
|Stories in Light and Shadow|
|Mr. Jack Hamlin's Mediation|
|A Waif of the Plains|
|By Shore and Sedge|
|Openings in the Old Trail|
|A Millionaire of Rough-and-Ready|
|The Argonauts of North Liberty|
|Drift from Two Shores|
|In the Carquinez Woods|
|A Sappho of Green Springs|
|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: British Parliament
The Riot Act
The Riot Act was passed by the British Parliament in 1714, the first year of the reign of George I, and came into effect in August 1715. This was a time of widespread social disturbance, as the preamble describes; the Act sought to put an end to this. A group of twelve or more people, “being unlawfully, riotously and tumultuously assembled”, would be read a proclamation; they must disperse within an hour, on pain of death. The same fate would befall anyone preventing the reading of the proclamation, or damaging buildings while on a riot...
By: Bryce Walton (1918-1988)
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...
Prey on the Prowl - A Crime Novel
Who could have poisoned Ranjit the realtor, Shakeel the Inspector, Pravar the criminal and Natya his accomplice? Well the needle of suspicion tilted towards Pravar that was till he perished with his mate, but then who was the one? Could it be Radha under the scanner for her role in the death of her husband Madhu and his mistress Mala, Pravar's sister? Or was it Ranjit's spouse Kavya, who owing to Stockholm Syndrome, takes to Pravar her kidnapper. As these deaths by poisoning puzzle Dhruva, Radha, who worms her way into his life, avers that Kavya had the motive and the means to kill her spouse, her paramour and his wife besides the cop...
Onto the Stage - Slighted Souls and other stage and radio plays
Voice Over: Under the British Raj in India, the self-indulging Nizams of Hyderabad abdicated the administration of their vast principality to doralu, the village heads, letting them turn the areas under their domain into their personal fiefdoms. While the successive Nizams were obsessed with building palaces and acquiring jewelry, the village heads succeeded in ushering in an oppressive era of tyrannical order. Acting as loose cannon from their palatial houses called gadis, the doralu succeeded in foisting an inimical feudal order upon the downtrodden dalits...
By: Burbank L. Todd
|Hiram the Young Farmer|
By: Burt L. Standish (1866-1945)
|Frank Merriwell at Yale Or, Freshman Against Freshman|
|Frank Merriwell's Bravery|
|Frank Merriwell Down South|
|Frank Merriwell's Cruise|
|Owen Clancy's Happy Trail or, The Motor Wizard in California|
|Frank Merriwell's Son A Chip Off the Old Block|
|Frank Merriwell's Pursuit Or, How to Win|
|Frank Merriwell's Nobility Or, The Tragedy of the Ocean Tramp|
|Frank Merriwell's Chums|
|Frank Merriwell, Junior's, Golden Trail or, The Fugitive Professor|
|Frank Merriwell's Reward|
|Frank Merriwell's Races|