By: Beverley Nichols (1899-1983)
|A Book of Old Ballads|
By: Bill Nye (1850-1896)
|Nye and Riley's Wit and Humor (Poems and Yarns)|
By: Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (1832-1910)
|Stories by Foreign Authors: Scandinavian|
|Poems and Songs|
"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 Carman
Ballads of Lost Haven: A Book of the Sea
This collection of lyric poems evokes the sea in every line, from birth (A Son of the Sea) to death (Outbound). The smells, sights and sounds of the Canada's East Coast feature prominently.
|Behind the Arras A Book of the Unseen|
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.
|The American Spirit in Literature : a chronicle of great interpreters|
|The American Mind The E. T. Earl Lectures|
By: Blythe Harding
|The Honest American Voter's Little Catechism for 1880|
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. (
|Beasley's Christmas Party|
|The Gentleman from Indiana|
|The Beautiful Lady|
|The Conquest of Canaan|
|Harlequin and Columbine|
|The Two Vanrevels|
|His Own People|
By: Boyd Ellanby
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.
|The Lady of the Shroud|
By: Brander Matthews (1852-1929)
|Tales of Fantasy and Fact|
|Inquiries and Opinions|
By: Brandon Fleming
|The Crooked House|
By: Brayton Norton
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 Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Tales With Condensed Novels, Spanish and American Legends, and Earlier Papers|
|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|
|Colonel Starbottle's Client|
|On the Frontier|
|Condensed Novels: New Burlesques|
|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|
What the Wolf Really Said to Little Red Riding Hood
Francis Bret Harte was an American author and poet, best remembered for his short fiction featuring miners, gamblers, and other romantic figures of the California Gold Rush. In a career spanning more than four decades, he wrote poetry, fiction, plays, lectures, book reviews, editorials, and magazine sketches in addition to fiction. As he moved from California to the eastern U.S. to Europe, he incorporated new subjects and characters into his stories, but his Gold Rush tales have been most often reprinted, adapted, and admired.
|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: Brett Page
|Writing for Vaudeville|
By: Bronson Howard (1842-1908)
|The Autobiography of a Play Papers on Play-Making, II|
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)
|Has Anyone Here Seen Kelly?|