By: D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930)
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|
|In Direst Peril|
|Young Mr. Barter's Repentance From "Schwartz" by David Christie Murray|
|An Old Meerschaum From Coals Of Fire And Other Stories, Volume II. (of III.)|
|Cruel Barbara Allen From Coals Of Fire And Other Stories, Volume II. (of III.)|
|The Romance Of Giovanni Calvotti From Coals Of Fire And Other Stories, Volume II. (of III.)|
By: David Cory (1872-1966)
|The Magic Soap Bubble|
|The Iceberg Express|
|Little Jack Rabbit's Adventures|
|Little Jack Rabbit and the Squirrel Brothers|
|The Cruise of the Noah's Ark|
|Billy Bunny and Uncle Bull Frog|
By: David Garnett (1892-1981)
Lady into Fox
When Sylvia Tebrick, the 24-year-old wife of Richard Tebrick, suddenly turns into a fox while they are out walking in the woods, Mr. Tebrick sends away all the servants in an attempt to keep Sylvia's new nature a secret. Both then struggle to come to terms with the problems the change brings about.
By: David Graham Phillips (1867-1911)
|Susan Lenox: Her Fall and Rise|
|The Grain of Dust|
|The Plum Tree|
By: David Henry Keller (1880-1966)
|The Rat Racket|
By: David James Burrell (1844-1926)
|The Centurion's Story|
By: David Lindsay (1876-1945)
A Voyage to Arcturus
A Voyage to Arcturus is a novel by Scottish writer David Lindsay, first published in 1920. It combines fantasy, philosophy, and science fiction in an exploration of the nature of good and evil and their relationship with existence. It has been described by critic and philosopher Colin Wilson as the "greatest novel of the twentieth century" and was a central influence on C. S. Lewis's Space Trilogy.
By: David Whitelaw
The Princess Galva
Edward Povey had been a correspondence clerk for twenty-two years when he was summarily dismissed. So how did he find himself mixed up with an orphan girl, who was really a princess, as she sought to reclaim her throne from the man who had killed her parents? Well, however it had happened, it was romantic. And after two decades in the basement office of a shipping company, he was ready for a bit of romance. (Introduction by MaryAnn)