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Second Thoughts of an Idle Fellow

The Strange Adventures of Mr. Middleton

de Wardon Allan Curtis

A collection of 15 fantasy short stories, similar to the "Arabian Nights", set in Chicago.

The Chronicles of Clovis

de Saki

One of Saki's best-known works. A collection of satirical short stories featuring Clovis.

The Hand of Ethelberta

de Thomas Hardy

At the beginning of the book, we are told that Ethelberta was raised in humble circumstances but, through her work as a governess, married well at the age of eighteen. Her husband died two weeks after the wedding...

Topper Takes a Trip

The Brass Bottle

de Thomas Anstey Guthrie

A djinn, sealed in a jar for three thousand years, has been found by Horace Ventimore, a young and not very flourishing architect. Upon his release the djinn expresses his gratitude by seeking to grant his benefactor's...

Three Men on the Bummel

Brother Jacob

de George Eliot

Brother Jacob is Eliot's literary homage to Thackeray, a satirical modern fable that draws telling parallels between eating and reading. Revealing Eliot's deep engagement with the question of whether there are...

The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle

de Tobias Smollett

The story of the fortunes and misfortunes of the egotistical dandy Peregrine Pickle, and it provides a comic and caustic portrayal of 18th century European society.

The Triumphs of Eugène Valmont

de Robert Barr

The Triumphs of Eugene Valmont (1906) brings together tales of the multifarious exploits of Robert Barr's elegant and cunning sleuth, Valmont, a brilliantly ironic parody of Sherlock Holmes. Exhibiting the crucial...

A Reversible Santa Claus

de Meredith Nicholson

A humorous and exciting story of a burglar who reformed on Christmas Eve and returned the things he had stolen, told in Mr. Nicholson's best vein.

Erewhon, or Over The Range

The Missing Angel

de Erle Cox

A man trades his soul to the Devil -- and is happier for it.

The Adventures of Roderick Random

de Tobias Smollett

A picaresque novel, partially based on Smollett's experience as a naval-surgeon’s mate in the British Navy.

All Roads Lead to Calvary

Skin and Bones

Cheerful—By Request

de Edna Ferber

A collection of 12 short stories.

Parnassus On Wheels

de Christopher Morley

Parnassus on Wheels is Morley's first novel, about a fictional traveling book-selling business. The original owner of the business, Roger Mifflin, sells it to 39-year-old Helen McGill, who is tired of taking...

Rain in the Doorway

A Voyage to the Moon

de George Tucker

On my return to this my native State, as soon as it was noised abroad that I had met with extraordinary adventures, and made a most wonderful voyage, crowds of people pressed eagerly to see me.