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By: Bret Harte (1836-1902)

Book cover Cressy
Book cover A Sappho of Green Springs
Book cover Devil's Ford
Book cover The Story of a Mine
Book cover Maruja
Book cover Snow-Bound at Eagle's
Book cover Susy, a story of the Plains
Book cover Thankful Blossom
Book cover Sally Dows
Book cover Flip, a California romance
Book cover The Heritage of Dedlow Marsh and Other Tales
Book cover The Three Partners
Book cover Found at Blazing Star
Book cover A Phyllis of the Sierras
Book cover A First Family of Tasajara
Book cover The Queen of the Pirate Isle
Book cover Two Men of Sandy Bar; a drama
Book cover A Drift from Redwood Park
Book cover Excelsior

By: Brett Page

Book cover Writing for Vaudeville

By: Bronson Howard (1842-1908)

Book cover The Autobiography of a Play Papers on Play-Making, II

By: Brontë sisters

Selected Poems by Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell by Brontë sisters Selected Poems by Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell

Poems by Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell was a volume of poetry published jointly by the three Bronte sisters, Charlotte, Emily and Anne in 1846, and their first work to ever go in print. To evade contemporary prejudice against female writers, the Bronte sisters adopted androgynous first names. Marked by profound sentiments, gravity and melodious harmony, the poems are strewn on the fields of soulful love, rueful reminiscence and the immortal yearnings of a Christian soul, and represent a fragrant assemblage of noetic flowers from the glebes of olden England...

By: Bryce Walton (1918-1988)

Book cover Has Anyone Here Seen Kelly?
Book cover Strange Alliance

By: BS Murthy

Benign Flame: Saga of Love 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 by BS Murthy 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  by BS Murthy 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  by BS Murthy 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...

Bhagvad-Gita: Treatise of Self-help by BS Murthy Bhagvad-Gita: Treatise of Self-help

The spiritual ethos and the philosophical outlook that the Bhagvad - Gita postulates paves the way for the liberation of man, who, as Rousseau said, ‘being born free, is everywhere in chains’. But equally it is a mirror of human psychology, which enables man to discern his debilities for appropriate redressal. All the same, the boon of an oral tradition that kept it alive for over two millennia became its bane with the proliferation of interpolations therein. Besides muddying its pristine philosophy, these insertions affect the sequential conformity and structural economy of the grand discourse...

Sundara Kãnda: Hanuman's Odyssey  by BS Murthy Sundara Kãnda: Hanuman's Odyssey

If Mahabharata's Bhagvad-Gita is taken as a philosophical guide, Ramayana's Sundara Kãnda is sought for spiritual solace. What is more, many believe that reading Sundara Kãnda or hearing it recited would remove all hurdles and usher in good tidings! Well miracles apart, it's in the nature of Sundara Kãnda to inculcate fortitude and generate hope in one and all. After all, isn't it a depiction of how Hanuman goes about his errand against all odds! Again, won't it portray how Seetha, on the...

By: Burt L. Standish (1866-1945)

Book cover Owen Clancy's Happy Trail or, The Motor Wizard in California
Book cover Frank Merriwell's Son A Chip Off the Old Block

By: Burton E. Stevenson (1872-1962)

That Affair at Elizabeth by Burton E. Stevenson That Affair at Elizabeth

A detective novel set in turn-of-the-century New York City, in which a young lawyer plays the sleuth. Packed with plot twists (and the ubiquitous romantic complication, of course). (

By: Burton Egbert Stevenson (1872-1962)

Book cover The Home Book of Verse
Book cover Gloved Hand

Mr. Lester, a private investigator, and his friend Godfrey are caught up in a strange case that takes them to a large estate in the country where at midnight they witness a mysterious "falling star" that appears to burst into a shower of sparks over two white robed figures standing in the air. There is a young lady in a flowing white dress and many more twists and complications before the mystery is solved.

Book cover Holladay Case

Stevenson's introduction of the protagonist Lester (law clerk with New York firm Graham & Royce) finds him occupying a front row seat in the murder trial of Wall Street multi-millionaire Hiram Holladay. Scandalously, suspicion points very solidly on the banker's loving daughter, Frances. Lester proves himself a useful aide to the firm's senior partner, Mr. Royce, in his attempt to prove the lovely Frances innocent.

Book cover Mystery of the Boule Cabinet

Three men are dead. Killed by a very powerful poison. Their deaths seem to be connected to a very old cabinet purchased in France and a notorious French criminal. What is the link? It is up to the lawyer Lester and the newspaperman Godfrey to pool their talents and solve the mystery.

Book cover The Destroyer A Tale of International Intrigue
Book cover A Soldier of Virginia
Book cover Affairs of State Being an Account of Certain Surprising Adventures Which Befell an American Family in the Land of Windmills

By: Byron J. (Byron Johnson) Rees (1877-1920)

Book cover Modern American Prose Selections
Book cover The Heart-Cry of Jesus

By: C. A. (Caroline Augusta) Frazer

Book cover Atmâ A Romance

By: C. A. (Charles Asbury) Stephens (1844-1931)

Book cover A Busy Year at the Old Squire's

By: C. Alphonso Smith (1864-1924)

Book cover Short Stories Old and New

By: C. Bryson Taylor (1880-)

Book cover Nicanor - Teller of Tales A Story of Roman Britain

By: C. C. (Charles Carroll) Goodwin (1832-1917)

Book cover The Wedge of Gold

By: C. C. (Charlotte Carmichael) Stopes (1841-1929)

Book cover Shakespeare's Family

By: C. C. MacApp (1917-1971)

Book cover And All the Earth a Grave
Book cover Tulan

By: C. Creighton Mandell

Book cover Hilaire Belloc The Man and His Work

By: C. E. (Clara Elizabeth) Fanning (1878-1938)

Book cover Toaster's Handbook Jokes, Stories, and Quotations

By: C. F. Argyll Saxby

Book cover The Fiery Totem A Tale of Adventure in the Canadian North-West

By: C. F. Tucker Brooke (1883-1946)

Book cover Introduction to Shakespeare Apocrypha

"The ambition of the editor has been to provide an accurate and complete text, with adequate critical and supplementary matter, of all those plays which can, without entire absurdity, be included in the 'doubtfully Shakespearian' class." This project provides the Preface and Introduction of this book, wherein some 42 candidate Shakespeares are whittled down to some 14 plays "which alone appear entitled, on grounds either of reason or of custom, to a place among the Shakespeare Apocrypha." The book then presents the text of the 14 plays; performances of these play texts will be presented separately in our catalog...

By: C. J. Dennis (1876-1938)

The Glugs of Gosh by C. J. Dennis The Glugs of Gosh

First published in 1917, The Glugs of Gosh satirizes Australian life at the start of the twentieth century – but the absurdities it catalogs seem just as prevalent at the start of the twenty-first. The foolishness of kings, the arrogance of the elite, the gullibility of crowds, the pride of the self-righteous, the unthinking following of tradition – all find themselves the targets of C. J. Dennis’ biting wit.

The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke by C. J. Dennis The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke

The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke is a verse novel by Australian novelist and poet C. J. Dennis. The book sold over 60,000 copies in nine editions within the first year, and is probably one of the highest selling verse novels ever published in Australia.The novel tells the story of Bill, a larrikin of the Little Lonsdale Street Push, who is introduced to a young woman by the name of Doreen. The book chronicles their courtship and marriage, detailing Bill’s transformation from a violence-prone gang member to a contented husband and father. C.J. Dennis went on to publish three sequels to this novel: The Moods of Ginger Mick (1916), Doreen (1917) and Rose of Spadgers (1924)

Book cover Digger Smith

“Digger Smith” is a series of narrative poems about an Australian soldier coming home in the closing months of the Great War minus a leg and with “ANZAC eyes” ... what a later war would call “The Thousand Yard Stare”. Despite his post-traumatic stress disorder, Digger Smith sets about ministering to everybody’s troubles but his own ... his internal conviction that his amputee status will make him seem “half a man” in the eyes of the lady love he left behind when he went off to the War. Oh Digger Smith, how little faith you have in woman... - Summary by Son of the Exiles

By: C. M. (Charles McClellan) Stevens (1861-)

Book cover The Adventures of Uncle Jeremiah and Family at the Great Fair Their Observations and Triumphs

By: C. M. (Charles Molloy) Westmacott (1788?-1868)

Book cover The English Spy An Original Work Characteristic, Satirical, And Humorous. Comprising Scenes And Sketches In Every Rank Of Society, Being Portraits Drawn From The Life

By: C. M. Kornbluth (1924-1958)

Book cover The Altar at Midnight

By: C. S. Lewis (1898-1963)

Spirits in Bondage: a cycle of lyrics by C. S. Lewis Spirits in Bondage: a cycle of lyrics

First published in 1919 under his pseudonym Clive Hamilton, Spirits in Bondage, is also the first published book by the notorious novelist C.S. Lewis. This early piece of work represents Lewis’ youth, as it was written at a time when the author had just returned from his military service in the First World War. In addition it differentiates itself from his other works, not just in terms of style, but also in themes due to his agnostic stand at the time. Written in the form of poetry, the piece is divided into three sections of poetry, each intended to be read in chronological order to gain complete access to its themes and ideas...

By: Cal Stewart (1856-1919)

Book cover Uncle Josh's Punkin Centre Stories

A collection of comedic short stories from the perspective of an old country man.

By: Cale Young Rice (1872-1943)

Book cover Nirvana Days

By: Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933)

Book cover State of the Union Address

By: Calvin Thomas (1854-1919)

Book cover The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller

By: Captain S. P. Meek (1894-1972)

Astounding Stories 14, February 1931 by Captain S. P. Meek Astounding Stories 14, February 1931

This issue includes "Werewolves of War" by D. W. Hall, "The Tentacles from Below" by Anthony Gilmore, "The Black Lamp" by Captain S. P. Meek, "Phalanxes of Atlans" by F. V. W. Mason, and contues with "The Pirate Planet" by Charles W. Diffin,

By: Caradoc Evans (1878-1945)

Book cover My Neighbors Stories of the Welsh People

By: Carl Richard Jacobi (1908-1997)

Book cover The Long Voyage
Book cover Made in Tanganyika

By: Carl Sandburg (1878-1967)

Rootabaga Stories by Carl Sandburg Rootabaga Stories

Carl Sandburg is beloved by generations of children for his Rootabaga Stories and Rootabaga Pigeons (which is not in the public domain), a series of whimsical, sometimes melancholy stories he originally created for his own daughters. The Rootabaga Stories were born of Sandburg’s desire for “American fairy tales” to match American childhood. He felt that the European stories involving royalty and knights were inappropriate, and so populated his stories with animals, skyscrapers, trains, corn fairies, and other colorful characters.

By: Carl Van Vechten (1880-1964)

Book cover The Merry-Go-Round

By: Carlo Collodi (1826-1890)

Book cover Pinocchio

This is the wonderful story of Pinocchio, the puppet who must learn many lessons before he can become a real boy. Carved by a woodcarver named Geppetto in a small Italian village, he dreamed of becoming a real boy but strays from the path of goodness many times and is very willing to listen to temptation. He has also been used as a character who is prone to telling lies and fabricating stories for various reasons. The story has appeared in many adaptations in other mediums. Pinocchio has been called an icon of modern culture, and one of most reimagined characters in the pantheon of children's literature...

By: Carlo Gozzi (1720-1806)

Book cover Turandot, Princess of China A Chinoiserie in Three Acts

By: Caroline Atwater Mason (1853-1939)

Book cover Woman Of Yesterday

Anna is the daughter of a clergyman in a small town in Vermont. She is very happy with her lot. But when she goes to nurse a woman in the big city, she starts to discover the world. She sees new places, meets new people, and falls in love. This will test all the resolutions she once held dear. - Summary by Stav Nisser.

By: Caroline Lee Hentz (1800-1856)

Book cover Ernest Linwood or, The Inner Life of the Author
Book cover Helen and Arthur or, Miss Thusa's Spinning Wheel

By: Caroline Lockhart (1871-1962)

The Fighting Shepherdess by Caroline Lockhart The Fighting Shepherdess

A classic style western written by one of the first female western writers. Caroline Lockhart was a rancher, writer and possibly the first woman to go over Glacier National Parks Swiftcurrent Pass.

Book cover The Man from the Bitter Roots
Book cover 'Me--Smith'
Book cover Dude Wrangler

Spoiled, handsome, 24 year old Easterner meets pretty, no-nonsense gal from Wyoming, is instantly smitten and does a sea-change to try and impress her in this genial romantic comedy.

Book cover The Lady Doc

By: Carolyn Wells (1862-1942)

Book cover A Nonsense Anthology
Book cover The Rubáiyát of Bridge
Book cover Gold Bag

The case involves a millionaire murdered in his study, suspicious servants, a beautiful niece, a private secretary and a will. enamored. A Holmes like detective is brought in to solve the mystery.

Book cover Patty's Butterfly Days
Book cover Patty's Suitors
Book cover The Re-echo Club
Book cover Marjorie's Vacation

By: Carry Amelia Nation (1846-1911)

Book cover The Use and Need of the Life of Carry A. Nation

By: Catharine Parr Strickland Traill (1802-1899)

Book cover Canadian Crusoes
Book cover Lost in the Backwoods

By: Catherine Grace Frances Gore (1798-1861)

Book cover Mrs. Armytage, or Female Domination

Mrs Armytage is a widowed landowner, spirited, independent and very much used to having her own way and exercising total dominance over her family. She is acutely aware of social distinctions, proud of her power and prestige, and stands on her dignity to the point of becoming cold, judgemental and aloof. Her character flaws bring her into conflict with her children when her son Arthur announces his choice of a wife who is very much below their rank, and much will happen before Mrs Armytage learns to repent her behaviour...

By: Catherine Helen Spence (1825-1910)

Mr. Hogarth's Will by Catherine Helen Spence Mr. Hogarth's Will

Jane and Elsie Melville were raised by their kindly but eccentric uncle, Mr Hogarth who believed that women were just as good as men, and thus gave his nieces a boy’s education. Upon his death, they find that he has left his entire fortune to his heretofore unknown son and left them only a small allowance, expecting them to make their own way in the world using the education he furnished them. Will the girls survive in a world that expects them, at the most, to become governesses?

By: Catherine L. Moore (1911-1987)

Book cover Song in a Minor Key

By: Cecilia Pauline Cleveland (1850-)

Book cover The Story of a Summer Or, Journal Leaves from Chappaqua

By: Champion Ingraham Hitchcock

Book cover The Dead Men's Song Being the Story of a Poem and a Reminiscent Sketch of its Author Young Ewing Allison

By: Charles A. (Charles Albert) Curtis (1835-1907)

Book cover Captured by the Navajos

By: Charles A. Gunnison (1861-1897)

Book cover A Napa Christchild; and Benicia's Letters
Book cover The Beautiful Eyes of Ysidria
Book cover In Macao

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