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The Adventures of Captain Horn (1895)

Castaways on the desert coast discover a mountain of gold. How to safely secure it? Read for free online at archive.org.

Author(s): Frank R. Stockton
Illustrator(s): None

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The African Queen (1940)

In Central Africa of 1914, Rose Sayer buries her brother then sets out on a boat called the African Queen for the adventure of a lifetime. This edition restores the author’s original ending.

Author(s): C. S. Forester
Illustrator(s): None

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Alice Adams (1945)

Alice Adams aspires to climb the social ladder and win the affection of a wealthy young man named Arthur Russell. This is a dramatization of the original work.

Author(s): Booth Tarkington
Elizabeth Trotter
Illustrator(s): None

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American Notes for General Circulation (1842)

A travelogue based on the author’s trip to America and Canada between January and June of 1842. Read online at archive.org: Volume 1 and Volume 2.

Author(s): Charles Dickens
Illustrator(s): None

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Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich (1914)

An undisputed comic masterpiece which includes more stories about Maricopa, the subject of Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Stephen Leacock
Illustrator(s): None

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Around the World in Eighty Days (1995)

A new English translation illustrated by Alphonse de Neuville and Leon Benett of Jules Verne’s most popular adventure. Phineas Fogg sets out with his valet Passepartout to circle the globe in eighty days. What about that date line?

Author(s): Jules Verne
Illustrator(s): None

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Around the World in Eighty Days (2004)

Phineas Fogg wagers he can travel around the world in just eighty days. The year is 1872 as he sets out on the adventure with his valet Passepartout.

Author(s): Jules Verne
Illustrator(s): None

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Ballads and Poems (1910)

Some of the beloved English Poet Laureate’s most charming poetry. This is the enlarged second edition. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): John Masefield
Illustrator(s): None

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The Black Stallion’s Courage (1956)

When a devastating fire destroys the brood barn Alex Ramsay takes the Black back to the track to earn the money to replace it.

Author(s): Walter Farley
Illustrator(s): None

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Borrowed Summer (1946)

A series of short stories.

Author(s): Elizabeth Enright
Illustrator(s): None

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By the Way: 200 Verses (2015)

A collection of verse by P.G. Wodehouse originally written for the Globe ‘By the Way’ column from 1901-1908.

Author(s): P. G. Wodehouse
Illustrator(s): None

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Catriona: A Sequel to “Kidnapped” Being Memoirs of the Further Adventures of David Balfour at Home and Abroad (1893)

In this second volume, David Balfour continues his adventures as he puts himself on the right side of the law, reclaims his inheritance and finds himself a wife. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Robert Louis Stevenson
Illustrator(s): None

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The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Sketches (1867)

Twain heard the title story told in a saloon in Angels Camp, one of the gold mining towns in California. Includes a total of forty-one pieces which had earlier appeared in newspapers. Read online at Archive.org. Or at Hathitrust.

Author(s): Mark Twain
Illustrator(s): None

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A Child’s Garden of Verses (1885)

‘In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer, quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day.’

And sixty-three other well-known poems. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Robert Louis Stevenson
Illustrator(s): None

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The Collected Poems of G. K. Chesterton (1966)

This collection includes The Ballad of the White Horse as well as the shorter poems.

Author(s): G. K. Chesterton
Illustrator(s): None

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Cranford (1853)

A collection of short stories about the shabby genteel society of a small English town, modeled on the author’s hometown of Kelmsford. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

Author(s): Mrs. Gaskell
Illustrator(s): None

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Danish Fairy Legends and Tales (1846)

This is the first English edition of any of Andersen’s tales and includes fourteen, among which are The Wild Swans, The Ugly Duckling, and The Little Mermaid. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

Author(s): Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrator(s): None

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David Balfour: Being Memoirs of His Adventures at Home and Abroad (1893)

In this second volume, David Balfour continues his adventures as he puts himself on the right side of the law, reclaims his inheritance and finds himself a wife. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Robert Louis Stevenson
Illustrator(s): None

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Dead Ned and Live and Kicking Ned (1941)

An omnibus edition containing Dead Ned and Live and Kicking Ned.

Author(s): John Masefield
Illustrator(s): None

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Doublefields: Memories and Stories (1966)

A collection of short stories and autobiographical pieces.

Author(s): Elizabeth Enright
Illustrator(s): None

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English as She Is Taught (1900)

This is a reprint of a review of English as She Is Taught by Caroline B. Le Row, first published in 1887. Twain’s work first appeared in England in 1887. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Mark Twain
Illustrator(s): None

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The Famous History of the Seven Champions of Christendom (1696)

An early printing of this famous romance. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): Richard Johnson
Illustrator(s): None

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The Fighting Littles (1941)

Bringing up the Greatest Generation was no easy job, but Ripley Little threw himself into it wholeheartedly.

Author(s): Booth Tarkington
Illustrator(s): None

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The Flying Inn (1914)

As the sign of the crescent ascends over England, the last Inn takes to the road. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): G. K. Chesterton
Illustrator(s): None

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The General (1936)

A stinging indictment of the British military culture that led to the wanton slaughter of World War I.

Author(s): C. S. Forester
Illustrator(s): None

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The Gentleman From Indiana (1899)

John Harkness returns home to Indiana to run a newspaper, fight corruption and the Klan, and win a seat in Congress. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): Booth Tarkington
Illustrator(s): None

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Great Expectations (1861)

Young Pip has a patron -- but who? This first edition of Great Expectations was published in three volumes without illustrations. Read online at archive.org:

Author(s): Charles Dickens
Illustrator(s): None

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Great Expectations (1979)

Young Pip has a patron -- but who? This edition includes Dickens’ original ending where Pip and Estella are not reconciled.

Author(s): Charles Dickens
Illustrator(s): None

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Grimm’s Household Tales (1884)

This translation which has only a few ‘slightly softened’ passages was issued in two volumes and has an introduction by Andrew Lang. The Grimms’ original notes are also included.

Author(s): Brothers Grimm
Illustrator(s): None

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Hard Times for These Times (1854)

The utilitarian Mr. Gradgrind manages to destroy his children’s happiness. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Charles Dickens
Illustrator(s): None

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How to Tell a Story and Other Essays (1897)

A collection of eight essays, including Fenimore Cooper’s Literary Offences. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Mark Twain
Illustrator(s): None

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Is Shakespeare Dead? from My Autobiography (1909)

Twain here points out the surprising lack of evidence that the man Shakespeare actually wrote the plays that were published under his name. He favors the Bacon hypothesis rather than the Oxford. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): Mark Twain
Illustrator(s): None

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Jane Austen’s Letters (1995)

Includes all of Jane Austen’s known letters discovered through 1995, as well as some important letters about her.

Author(s): Jane Austen
Deirdre Le Faye
Illustrator(s): None

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Jane Austen’s Manuscript Letters in Facsimile (1990)

Reprints facsimiles of all of Jane Austen’s known letters.

Author(s): Jane Austen
Illustrator(s): None

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Jim Davis (1911)

Young Jim Davis accidentally stumbles on a smugglers’ den and is shanghaied into their crew, until after a series of hairbreadth adventures he finally escapes. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): John Masefield
Illustrator(s): None

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Just the Right Amount of Turkish (1930)

This illustration was used as the background art for a Chesterfield's cigarette advertisement.

Author(s): None
Illustrator(s): Robert Lawson

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King Leopold’s Soliloquy (1905)

A satirical defense of the Belgian king’s exploitation of the Congo Free State, notoriously the subject of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness. A supplement was added to make the second edition. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Mark Twain
Illustrator(s): None

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Literary Lapses: A Book of Sketches (1910)

This was the author’s first book of humorous sketches -- it starts right off with ‘My Financial Career’ -- one of his most often-anthologized pieces. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Stephen Leacock
Illustrator(s): None

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Literary Lapses: A Book of Sketches (1911)

This was a significantly enlarged edition with fourteen new sketches. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Stephen Leacock
Illustrator(s): None

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Long Before Forty (1967)

An autobiographical fragment about the author’s early attempts to become a published author, added to his notes about the Hornblower saga published in The Hornblower Companion.

Author(s): C. S. Forester
Illustrator(s): None

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The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare (1908)

An undercover London policeman is recruited into an Anarchist council only to discover most of his fellow anarchists are also undercover agents. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): G. K. Chesterton
Illustrator(s): None

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The Maple Tree (1947)

A collection of short stories for adults.

Author(s): Elizabeth Enright
Illustrator(s): None

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Me and Henry and the Artillery (1928)

An account of two artillery men in the closing days of the World War I on the western front.

Author(s): William Hazlett Upson
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Merry Tales (1892)

Seven essays and stories previously published in magazines. The second issue has the frontispiece photo of the author. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Mark Twain
Illustrator(s): None

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The Midnight Folk (1927)

Kay Harker must battle his wicked governess and her coven to find the long lost treasure of Santa Barbara Cathedral, but has the aid of the Midnight Folk.

Author(s): John Masefield
Illustrator(s): None

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The Midnight Folk (1927)

Kay Harker must battle his wicked governess and her coven to find the long lost treasure of Santa Barbara Cathedral, but has the aid of the Midnight Folk. This is the signed limited edition.

Author(s): John Masefield
Illustrator(s): None

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The Moment Before the Rain (1955)

A collection of short stories for adults.

Author(s): Elizabeth Enright
Illustrator(s): None

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Mr. Midshipman Easy (1836)

Young Jack Easy has assimilated his father's theory of the equality of man, but has yet to reconcile it with things as they are, so is sent to sea to learn a little discipline. This combination of adventure story, satire and humor was the best-written of its author's books and has remained popular to this day.

Read online at archive.net:

Author(s): Frederick Marryat
Illustrator(s): None

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My Debut as a Literary Person (1903)

Fourteen stories and essays originally published as volume XXIII in the author’s complete works. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Mark Twain
Illustrator(s): None

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The Natural History of the Ten Commandments (1907)

The author finds that the animal kingdom respects the natural law. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Ernest Thompson Seton
Illustrator(s): None

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Nelebel’s Fairyland (1978)

Exiled from Burzee, a fairy builds a new land in California, in this tale originally published in a high school newspaper.

Author(s): L. Frank Baum
Illustrator(s): None

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Nonsense Novels (1911)

A collection of novelistic parodies. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Stephen Leacock
Illustrator(s): None

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Nursery Rhymes (1916)

This is a smaller format edition of The Nursery Rhyme Book. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): None
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke

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Nursery Rhymes (1930)

These volumes consist of pictures from nursery rhyme books, similar to trading cards.

Author(s): None
Illustrator(s): L. Leslie Brooke
Gordon Robinson

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The Nursery Rhymes of England (1843)

The first collection of English nursery rhymes and children's song that aimed at completeness. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): James Orchard Halliwell
Illustrator(s): None

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Pagan Papers (1898)

This second and all subsequent editions contains only the eighteen essays, none of the Golden Age stories. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Kenneth Grahame
Illustrator(s): None

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The Peacemaker (1934)

A frustrated school master invents a ray that interrupts magnetic fields at a distance and attempts to force Britain to disarm.

Author(s): C. S. Forester
Illustrator(s): None

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The Peacemaker (1934)

A frustrated school master invents a ray that interrupts magnetic fields at a distance and attempts to force Britain to disarm.

Author(s): C. S. Forester
Illustrator(s): None

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The Peter Pan Portfolio (1912)

This is a limited edition elephant porfolio with twelve mounted plates, which were matted in the British edition. Read for free online at the University of Florida.

Author(s): None
Illustrator(s): Arthur Rackham

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Popular Rhymes and Nursery Tales of England (1849)

One of the first compilations of English nursery rhymes and tales. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): James Orchard Halliwell
Illustrator(s): None

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The Prisoner of Zenda (1894)

Rudolf Rassendyll, proper English gentleman, bears an uncanny resemblance to his distant cousin King Rudolf V of Ruritania, and thereby hangs a tale. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): Anthony Hope
Illustrator(s): None

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Punch, Brothers, Punch! and Other Sketches (1878)

Nine stories and essays. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): Mark Twain
Illustrator(s): None

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Sheep Kings (1936)

As the bottom drops out of the market for wool, Valentine and her father struggle to keep their ranch going.

Author(s): Joyce West
Illustrator(s): None

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The Stolen White Elephant, Etc (1882)

Eighteen articles and stories. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Mark Twain
Illustrator(s): None

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Three Knights, a Dragon and a Castle (1920)

A magazine illustration. Publication not confirmed. View online at de Grummond.

Author(s): None
Illustrator(s): Robert Lawson

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To the Person Sitting in Darkness (1901)

A pamphlet condemning imperialist powers at the turn of the twentieth century for their atrocities in South Africa, China and the Philipines, among others. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Mark Twain
Illustrator(s): None

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Tom Sawyer Detective: As Told by Huck Finn, and Other Tales (1897)

This British edition contains the original text of Extracts from Adam’s Diary as well as the title story and five other pieces.

Author(s): Mark Twain
Illustrator(s): None

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Two Years Before the Mast (1840)

His studies at Harvard interrupted by vision problems, the author embarked as a merchant seaman aboard the brig Pilgrim in 1834 on a voyage to Alta California, still under Mexican rule. After helping to cure and load a cargo of cow hides, he was transferred to the Alert and made an eastward passage of Cape Horn in the dead of winter. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): Richard Henry Dana, Jr.
Illustrator(s): None

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The Uncommercial Traveller (1861)

This is the first edition of sketches written during the author’s nighttime walks through London. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Charles Dickens
Illustrator(s): None

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Vice Versa or A Lesson to Fathers (1882)

A boy, on the eve of his return to boarding school, trades places with his father. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): F. Anstey
Illustrator(s): None

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The World of Blandings (1976)

Includes short stories and the novels Something Fresh (Something New) and Summer Lightning.

Author(s): P. G. Wodehouse
Illustrator(s): None

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The World of Jeeves (1967)

A collecton of Bertie Wooster and Jeeves short stories. Adds three additional stories to the number in the Jeeves Omnibus.

Author(s): P. G. Wodehouse
Illustrator(s): None

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The World of Mr. Mulliner (1972)

A collection of Mr. Mulliner stories from Mr. Mulliner Speaking, Meet Mr. Mulliner, Mulliner Nights and the Mr. Mulliner stories from Blandings Castle (Blandings Castle and Elsewhere.) This edition of Mulliner Omnibus adds ten additional stories from Young Men in Spats, Lord Emsworth and Others, Eggs, Beans and Crumpets, A Few Quick Ones and Plum Pie. American edition published 1974.

Author(s): P. G. Wodehouse
Illustrator(s): None

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The World of Psmith (1974)

An omnibus edition containing Mike and Psmith (Enter Psmith), Psmith in the City, Psmith Journalist, and Leave it to Psmith.

Author(s): P. G. Wodehouse
Illustrator(s): None

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The World of Ukridge (1975)

Stories from Ukridge (He Rather Enjoyed It), Eggs, Beans and Crumpets, Nothing Serious, A Few Quick Ones, and Plum Pie.

Author(s): P. G. Wodehouse
Illustrator(s): None

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