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  • F. Scott Fitzgerald

    This story was inspired by a remark of Mark Twain's to the effect that it was a pity that the best part of life came at the beginning and the worst part at the end. By trying the experiment upon only one man in a perfectly normal world I have scarcely given his idea a fair trial. Several weeks after completing it, I discovered an almost identical plot in Samuel Butler's...read more

  • Honoré De Balzac

    Sarrasine is a novella written by Honoré de Balzac. It was published in 1830, and is part of his Human Comedy . Around midnight during a ball the narrator is sitting at a window, out of sight, admiring the garden. He overhears the conversations of passers-by regarding the origins of the wealth of the mansion's owner, Monsieur de Lanty. There is also the presence of an unknown old man around the house, whom the family was oddly devoted to, and who frightened and intrigued the partygoers. When the man sits next to the narrator's guest, Beatrix Rochefide, she touches him, and the narrator rushes her out of the room. The narrator says he knows who the man is and says he will tell her his...read more

  • James Allen

    Offering his patented brand of spiritual advice that relied as much on self-empowerment as inspiration, James Allen-one of the most popular writers in the field at the turn of the 20th century-sets out to show the elements of character and conduct that go towards building a 'life of calm strength and superlative victory.' In helping the reader achieve 'victory over all the dark things of life,' Allen has written a self-help book for anyone 'eager to learn, and earnest to achieve.' This is another inspirational landmark from the bestselling author of As a Man Thinketh. British author and pop philosopher JAMES ALLEN (1864-1912) retired from the business world to pursue a life of writing and...read more

  • Lewis Carroll

    This classic tale by Lewis Carroll has delighted children for generations. Alice falls down a rabbit hole and encounters a wide variety of strange and wonderful creatures in all manner of bizarre situations. Join Alice as she journeys through Wonderland, trying to make sense of what she finds there. This version is read dramatically, with different readers voicing the different...read more

  • Jane Austen

    This book draws together some of Jane Austen's earliest literary efforts. It includes 'Love & Freindship' and 'Lesley Castle' both told through the medium of letters written by the characters. It also contains her wonderful 'History of England' and a 'Collection of Letters' and lastly a chapter containing 'Scraps'. In these offerings, we may see the beginnings of Miss Austen's literary style. We may also discern traces of characters that we encounter in her later works. G. K. Chesterton in his preface, for example, says of a passage in Love and Freindship; '... is there not the foreshadowing of another and more famous father; and do we not hear for a moment, in the rustic cottage by the...read more

  • Edith Nesbit

    The five children find a cantankerous sand fairy, a psammead, in a gravel pit. Every day 'It' will grant each of them a wish that lasts until sunset, often with disastrous consequences. Never out of print since 1902. The Introduction to this edition examines Nesbit's life and her reading, showing the change in childrens' literature from Victorian...read more

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    The Hound of the Baskervilles is the tale of an ancient curse suddenly given a terrifying modern application. The grey towers of Baskerville Hall and the wild open country of Dartmoor hold many secrets for Holmes and Watson to unravel. The detective is contemptuous of supernatural manifestations, but the reader will remain perpetually haunted by the hound from the...read more

  • Joseph Conrad

    A European businessman and his Malayan wife have a daughter, Nina. A Malayan prince comes to do trade with the businessman and falls in love with the daughter. Conflict arises when other influences cause distrust in the business partnership and the daughter runs off to be with the...read more

  • Honoré De Balzac

    'Pere Goriot' is the tragic story of a father whose obsessive love for his two daughters leads to his financial and personal ruin. Interwoven with this theme is that of the impoverished young aristocrat, Rastignac, come to Paris from the provinces to make his fortune, who befriends Goriot and becomes involved with the daughters. The story is set against the background of a whole society driven by social ambition and lust for...read more

  • D.H. Lawrence

    This work contains the collected short stories of D.H. Lawrence. – A Modern Lover – Read by Sinead Dixon – Her Turn – Read by Shane Hannigan – Love among the Haystacks – Read by Sean Murphy – Mother and Daughter – Read by Carol Donovan – New Eve and Old Adam – Read by Sean Murphy – Rawdon's Roof – Read by Shane Hannigan – Strike-Pay – Read by Dale Condon – The Blue Moccasins – Read by Carol Box – The Mortal Coil – Read by Taylor Greaney – The Old Adam – Read by Brian Kelly – The Overtone – Read by Niamh O'Sullivan – The Princess – Read by Taylor Greaney – Things – Read by Amy...read more

  • F. Scott Fitzgerald

    This 1922 novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald chronicles the life of Anthony Patch, the only heir of millionaire Adam Patch, his grandfather. Anthony is young, handsome and well-educated. He marries the ravishingly beautiful Gloria, and together they plan for the day that Anthony receives his inheritance. But what will they make of themselves in the meantime as they look forward to a life of wealth and idle leisure? What is the role of purpose in a well-lived life? Fitzgerald explores these questions in a book that is at the same time humorous, sad and...read more

  • Charlotte Perkins Gilman

    This book contains the following works arranged alphabetically by authors last names The Mysterious Mansion [Honoré de Balzac] The Tomb of Heiri [Arthur Christopher Benson] Chickamauga [Ambrose Bierce] An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge [Ambrose Bierce] The Death of Halpin Frayser [Ambrose Bierce] A Halloween Wraith [William Black] The Goblin's Collection [Algernon Blackwood] The Wood of the Dead [Algernon Blackwood] Let Loose [Mary Cholmondeley] The Horror of the Heights [Arthur Conan Doyle] The Lift [Arthur Conan Doyle] The Terror of Blue John Gap [Arthur Conan Doyle] Captain Murderer [Charles Dickens] The Trial for Murder [Charles Dickens] Cold Ghost [Chester S....read more

  • Ryan Shook

    New York Times bestseller Join us on a journey to find a faith of your own. A faith that isn’t your parents’ or your youth pastor’s or your church’s. Start from scratch, question everything, and get hold of a faith that’s real. We call it firsthand faith.   “It’s rare to find young people unafraid to voice their doubts while still being bold in their faith. Ryan and Josh are two of those people.” —Mark Batterson, lead pastor of National Community Church, Washington, DC, and author of the New York Times bestseller The Circle Maker “All Christian parents want their children to develop a faith of their own....read more

  • Alexis Schaitkin

    A New York Times Notable Books of 2020 'Alexis Schaitkin's splashy debut novel, Saint X, is an audiobook lover's dream...Queue this one up for a murderous, dreamy delight.' - Paste Hailed as a "marvel of a book" and "brilliant and unflinching," Alexis Schaitkin's stunning debut, Saint X, is a haunting portrait of grief, obsession, and the bond between two sisters never truly given the chance to know one another. Claire is only seven years old when her college-age sister, Alison, disappears on the last night of their family vacation at a resort on the Caribbean island of Saint X. Several days later, Alison's body is found in a remote spot on a nearby cay, and two local...read more

  • Alexis Schaitkin

    Claire is only seven years old when her college-age sister Alison vanishes from the luxury resort on the Caribbean island of Saint X on the last night of her family’s vacation. Several days later Alison’s naked body is found in a remote spot on a nearby cay, and two local men, employees at the resort, are arrested. But the evidence is slim, the timeline against it, and the men are soon released. It’s national tabloid news, a lurid mystery that will go unsolved, but for Claire’s family there is only the sad return home to broken lives. Years later, riding in a New York City taxicab, Claire recognizes the name on the cabbie’s licence, Clive Richardson – her driver is one of the...read more

  • Sue Halpern

    From journalist and author Sue Halpern comes a wry, observant look at contemporary life and its refugees.  Halpern’s novel is an unforgettable tale of family...the kind you come from and the kind you create. People are drawn to libraries for all kinds of reasons. Most come for the books themselves, of course; some come to borrow companionship. For head librarian Kit, the public library in Riverton, New Hampshire, offers what she craves most: peace. Here, no one expects Kit to talk about the calamitous events that catapulted her out of what she thought was a settled, suburban life. She can simply submerge herself in her beloved books and try to forget her problems. But that...read more

  • Rep Tyler

    On Saturday 22nd October 2016, the township of Bogganobbi NSW was completely destroyed in an event that saw the greatest loss of Australian life since WWI... things are getting serious...or are...read more

  • Rep Tyler

    On Saturday 22nd October 2016, the township of Bogganobbi NSW was completely destroyed in an event that saw the greatest loss of Australian life since WWI...this series just keeps giving and giving and...read more

  • Rep Tyler

    On Saturday 22nd October 2016, the township of Bogganobbi NSW was completely destroyed in an event that saw the greatest loss of Australian life since WWI...thanks for sticking with us...the payoff will be...read more

  • Rep Tyler

    On Saturday 22nd October 2016, the township of Bogganobbi NSW was completely destroyed in an event that saw the greatest loss of Australian life since WWI...this is the...read more