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The Great Gatsby

In 1922, F. Scott Fitzgerald announced his decision to write "something new--something extraordinary and beautiful and simple + intricately patterned." That extraordinary, beautiful, intricately patterned, and above all, simple novel became The Great Gatsby, arguably Fitzgerald's finest work and certainly the book for which he is best...

The Arabian Nights

One Thousand and One Nights is a collection of stories collected over many centuries by various authors, translators and scholars in various countries across the Middle East and South Asia. These collections of tales trace their roots back to ancient Arabia and Yemen, ancient Indian literature and Persian literature, ancient Egyptian...

The Tempest

The Tempest is a comedy written by William Shakespeare. It is generally dated to 1610-11 and accepted as the last play written solely by him, although some scholars have argued for an earlier dating. While listed as a comedy in its initial publication in the First Folio of 1623, many modern editors have relabelled the play a romance.

The Divine Comedy

Dante Alighieri's poetic masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, is a moving human drama, an unforgettable visionary journey through the infinite torment of Hell, up the arduous slopes of Purgatory, and on to the glorious realm of Paradise-the sphere of universal harmony and eternal salvation.

Dead Souls

Since its publication in 1842, Dead Souls has been celebrated as a supremely realistic portrait of provincial Russian life and as a splendidly exaggerated tale; as a paean to the Russian spirit and as a remorseless satire of imperial Russian venality, vulgarity, and pomp. As Gogol's wily antihero, Chichikov, combs the back country...

Star Maker

Widely regarded as one of the true classics of science fiction, Star Maker is a poetic and deeply philosophical work. The story details the mental journey of an unnamed narrator who is transported not only to other worlds but also other galaxies and parallel universes, until he eventually becomes part of the "cosmic mind." First...

The Norsemen in the West

A tale of adventure and evangelism, Ballantyne transforms into engaging historical fiction the well-known facts of the Icelandic Saga--stories of exploration and adventure, blessed marriage, alternating turmoil and peace with indigenous people--all sprinkled with delightful and humorous stories of day-to-day life surrounding the first...

The House Without a Key

The Charlie Chan series #1 The novel, which takes place in 1920s Hawaiʻi, spends time acquainting the reader with the look and feel of the islands of that era from the standpoint of both white and non-white inhabitants, and describes social class structures and customs which have largely vanished in the 21st century. The novel deals...

Warrior of the Light - Volume 2

“Warrior of the Light” is a collection of texts that, for the first time, are gathered from the internet writings of Paulo Coelho. In his inimitable style, Paulo Coelho helps us to discover the warrior of the light within each of us. In these volumes readers are invited to to travel through the life and imagination of a pilgrim writer.

The Underground City

A novel about the fortunes of a mining community called Aberfoyle which is near Stirling, Scotland. Miner James Starr, after receiving a letter from an old friend, leaves for the Aberfoyle mine. Although believed to be mined out a decade earlier, James Starr finds a mine overman, Simon Ford, along with his family living deep inside the...

Extinction

Demons, aliens and furries mixed together across time and space. It's fantasy, it's sci-fi, it's horror, it's erotica! What more could you want? This is the seven deadly vices like you have never seen them before. Updates every week!

Broken Mind

Aubrianne McCoy is an outcast, but when she gets in a car crash with her science teacher, Mr. Cartwright, she is all kids can talk about. But she faces more troubles besides her injuries. Will Bri break down, or will she face her troubles and move on?

Anne of Windy Poplars

Anne Shirley has left Redmond College behind to begin a new job and a new chapter of her life away from Green Gables. Now she faces a new challenge: the Pringles. They're known as the royal family of Summerside - and they quickly let Anne know she is not the person they had wanted as principal of Summerside High School. But as she...

Jacob's Room

The novel centres, in a very ambiguous way, around the life story of the protagonist Jacob Flanders, and is presented entirely by the impressions other characters have of Jacob (except for those times when we do indeed get Jacob's perspective). Thus, although it could be said that the book is primarily a character study and has little...

The Man Who Saw the Future

Excerpt: Jean de Marselait read calmly on from the parchment. "It is stated by many witnesses that for long that part of Paris, called Nanley by some, has been troubled by works of the devil. Ever and anon great claps of thunder have been heard issuing from an open field there without visible cause. They were evidently caused by a...

Sense and Sensibility

Elinor and Marianne Dashwood are two strikingly different sisters. On their father's death, the Estate goes to their brother John who, encouraged his his wife, goes against his father's wishes of looking after his sisters and step-mother. They retire to a cottage in Devonshire, but not before Elinor and Edward Ferras become mutually...

Jane Eyre

Orphaned as a girl and raised by an abusive aunt, Jane grows into a woman with a deep sense of morality and the courage to resist injustice. As Brontë's novel follows her path to adulthood, Jane struggles with poverty, the restraints of social conventions, and a forbidden romance with her employer Mr. Rochester. Brontë dives into a...

Oliver Twist

The story of the orphan Oliver, who runs away from the workhouse only to be taken in by a den of thieves, shocked readers when it was first published. Dickens's tale of childhood innocence beset by evil depicts the dark criminal underworld of a London peopled by vivid and memorable characters — the arch-villain Fagin, the artful...

The Shakespeare Murders

Thomas Brown is a high school English/History teacher who lives in Western Sydney. He interrupted his studies in Forensic Science at university when his mother was disabled in an accident, leaving him responsible for his elderly parent's care. An old friend, now a police detective, calls him in to help solve a series of baffling...

Great Expectations

Humble, orphaned Pip is apprenticed to the dirty work of the forge but dares to dream of becoming a gentleman — and one day, under sudden and enigmatic circumstances, he finds himself in possession of "great expectations." In this gripping tale of crime and guilt, revenge and reward, the compelling characters include Magwitch, the...

Good Night Papa

Good Night Papa is a collection of fifteen short stories (including one screenplay) set in Japan and around the world. Each story presents a dilemma, conundrum or mystery which its characters solve by wit or resolve: What does a recovering alcoholic mail pilot do when his plane crashes in the Australian desert with a bottle of gin on...

The Time Machine

So begins the Time Traveller’s astonishing firsthand account of his journey 800,000 years beyond his own era—and the story that launched H.G. Wells’s successful career and earned him his reputation as the father of science fiction. With a speculative leap that still fires the imagination, Wells sends his brave explorer to face a future...

A Tale of Two Cities

After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille, the ageing Doctor Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter in England. There the lives of two very different men, Charles Darnay, an exiled French aristocrat, and Sydney Carton, a disreputable but brilliant English lawyer, become enmeshed through their love...

Smile for the Coup D'état

Broke, drunk, and caught up in the mayhem of a military coup d'état in Thailand, Peter and his dangerously charismatic friend, Joseph, double down on their pursuit of destructive obsessions. But the crimes that they have committed together are becoming increasingly hard to hide under the tumultuous new political order. Pressured...

Northern Arrows

As a child, a young village girl found a wolf in the forest. Years later, they live for the hunt. But all is not as it seems, and the two hunters have decided it is better to investigate on their own than to wait for things to fix themselves.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Dorian Gray is young, rich and jaw-droppingly handsome - what more could he want? Never-ending youth? That is what he desires, and by golly, does he get what he wants! When Dorian has a respectable painter paint his portrait, he wishes that he could stay youthful forever, and his wish is granted. Instead of Dorian becoming old, his...

Gradually Then Suddenly

After the death of her beloved grandmother, Ella Riley inherits her home and her belongings, including a ring with a mysterious inscription. As Ella solves her grandmother's final riddle, she discovers a tale of fear, escape and new beginnings. "This time though, I saw a countdown to freedom and finally I had my own secret, my own...

Frankenstein

Mary Shelley began writing Frankenstein when she was only eighteen. At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein. Obsessed with discovering the cause of generation and life and bestowing animation upon...

Little Women

Meg is the eldest and on the brink of love. Then there's tomboy Jo who longs to be a writer. Sweet-natured Beth always puts others first, and finally there's Amy, the youngest and most precocious. Together they are the March sisters. Even though money is short, times are tough and their father is away at war, their infectious sense of...

Bitter Sweet Love

Freya was kicked out of Eden for falling in love with the son of Satan. She was stripped of her wings and her angelic powers and sent to Earth to serve out a life sentence. So now she's a junior in high school in Portland, New York. But one day she gets troubling news which sets off a series of events. From then on she has too face her...

Beyond the Milky Way

When seven strangers receive a letter from the president of the United States, they have no idea what the government would want from them. They find out their mission as they gather in Washington, DC: to become the Earth representatives in an intergalactic race. The Earth team will travel beyond the Milky Way for an experience of their...

Ravenspeak

Emily is an orphan girl sent away after the passing of her mother and father. She grows up in St. Mary’s Orphanage in London. When she turns fifteen she begins to learn how to be a proper lady. She is taught to be respectful, silent, obedient, and altogether submissive. At seventeen she learns her true purpose at St. Mary’s is to be a...

LAWGIVER'S BLADE

Alidra is only nine when she is whisked away from the life of a Benari peasant to the mage city of Keralyn. The Mage Council believe she is the prophesied key to recovering a Holy Weapon - the Sword of Rindalam the Lawgiver. But prophecy is tricky. Will she truly bring glory to Benar, or will she bring about the Council's downfall?...

Amintiri din Viitor, Vol. III

Mir învață să trăiască cu amintiri din trecut. Să fie ca toți ceilalți într-o viață în care trecutul și viitorul nu se mai schimbă cu locul. Când totul pare că revine la normal se descoperă adevărul despre trecutul său. Care este adevărul lui Mir? Unde este Amelia? Niciodată nu știi cât timp a mai rămas...

Onyx

Meet Amy: 28 years old, cat owner, single and a self-made high ranking employee of the Onyx Publishing House. If her subordinates were to be asked though, all they would say was that she was a crazy cat lady who no man ever wanted, and quite frankly, she was not all that bothered. Little did she know that her structured existence was...

strange tides

When Esme finds a sea serpent hatchling washed up on the beach and decides to look after it, her life becomes a lot more complicated. The serpentine cousins of dragons are known for attacking coastal cities like her home, and have been blamed for the death of her mother years before. But her new pet fills a hole burned in her heart by...

Forever Alice

The scientists and technicians in the humanoid robotics industry were always in control of their creations, until something unexpected made them regrettably aware of the dangers associated with the development of artificial intelligence and machines equipped with the option of rationalization, self-awareness and independent thinking.

Life and Death

Sonia Van Helena's Family owns a ghost hunting company. Every Weekend she goes with them to varies houses to see if they're really "Haunted" or not. Most of the time, it's just a squeaky floor or pluming problems. Every night she'd write in her journal documenting every single case she had been assigned to. ...

The Love of Devotion

As students of life, we seek both relief from suffering and growth of happiness. Deeply considering uplifting ideas raises our consciousness from the realm of the material problem into the powerful and harmonious realm of the spiritual. We expand and we heal.

THE TIMETURNER

Six months after Harry Potter defeated the Dark Lord, Voldemort, the wizarding world was trying to recover and start anew. Then, someone decided to turn back time and change history where Harry Potter was reduced to nothing more than a myth. Strangely, only Draco Malfoy and Hermione Granger, mortal enemies at best, were unaffected by...

Love's Longing

Somewhere along the way, there develops within the soul a yearning that can no longer be ignored, a craving for the great love affair. It is the love affair with our own true nature and the source from which it comes. Human love is the shadow of the Great love and, of all loves, it is romantic love which has the most riveting effect...

No More Crying

2 years ago, Priya graduated primary school and knew that she would never see the only guy she loved. At that second she gave up on love and knew that he would never come back for her. Now, Priya has started year 9 and he started at her high school, and old feelings are surfacing again. What can Priya do?

The Sound Of Silence

Silence can be a powerful force the source of many a divorce the solace for many an introvert the bane for many an extrovert these days I choose to enjoy it close my eyes and relax a bit Images in the book are free to download from Google they are not mine

The Awakening (working title)

The first city has stood empty for thousands of years, a graveyard of a faded empire and a scattered people. Now something or someone has sparked the fires in the city. A broken monarch long despised by her emperor father will be put to the ultimate test with a rag tag company of soldiers and sailors to find out what darkness has...

Gothic Romance

It was pitch black outside, the only light came from the lantern at the front of the coach, bobbing crazily over the road. Wild gusts of wind threatened to tip them over every so often and the coachman gripped the reins even more tightly, swearing under his breath. Rain beat frantically against the windows as Jonathan peered out,...

Now

I'm Lily, at the moment I'm stuck, should I tell Mia I have a crush on her boyfriend? Or should I keep her happy?

FAULTLESS

When sexy and flirtatious Diana attends her husband's work party he becomes concerned about her behaviour. Some years earlier, he lost his job after an incident with his wife and two male colleagues got out of hand. Now, seeing her drinking again after her swearing off drinking alcohol in public with him, he sends her off to 'rest and...

Between Us

After a shattering life event, Riley Witham is left to run her parents multi-million dollar publishing company. Unbeknownst to her, she would encounter Alexander Yale. A world renowned publishing mogul who was hell-bent on taking away the company her parents worked so hard to build. But after drastic events and unforeseen...