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The Pat Hobby Stories

von Francis Scott Fitzgerald

The setting: Hollywood: the character: Pat Hobby, a down-and-out screenwriter trying to break back into show business, but having better luck getting into bars. Written between 1939 and 1940, when F. Scott Fitzgerald...

Dick Sands the Boy Captain

Poor Folk

von Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky

Written in the form of letters, it recounts a blossoming romance amid St. Petersburg's slums between a middle-aged writer and a much younger seamstress.

Kew Gardens

The Tree on the Hill

von Howard Phillips Lovecraft

The story is written in first person. It depicts the main character going outside Hampden and finding a special tree. The tree makes him day dream about a big temple in a land with three suns. The temple was...

Three Hundred Years Hence

von Mary Griffith

A sleeping young man is sealed in his house by an avalanche and awakens 300 years later in the year 2135 when the house is uncovered by excavation. Through this character, Griffith looks into the future of America...

The Angel of the Odd

A Passionate Pilgrim

Looking Further Backward

von Arthur Dudley Vinton

China invades the United States to restore US capitalism in the year 2020 in this dystopian 1890 sequel to Edward Bellamy's 1888 novel Looking Backward. Vinton's novel is written as a series of lectures delivered...

Great Astronomers:  James Bradley

von Robert Stawell Ball

James Bradley (1693–1762) was the English astronomer who served as Astronomer Royal from 1742, succeeding Edmund Halley. He is best known for two fundamental discoveries in astronomy, the aberration of light...

Hearts of Three

von Jack London

Originally intended as a film scenario, this plot is an improbably adventure story that can't help but bring to mind the "Lost Ark" films of decades later!

K

von Mary Roberts Rinehart

K. LeMoyne, famous surgeon, drops out of the world that has known him, and goes to live in a little town where beautiful Sidney Page lives. She is in training to become a nurse. The joys and troubles of their...

The Free Fishers

The People of the Mist

von Henry Rider Haggard

A penniless British adventurer seeks untold wealth in the wilds of the "Dark Continent" after losing his family lands and estates in this thrilling novel of romance, adventure, and lost peoples.

The Song of the Lark

The Gringos

von B.M. Bower

A story of love and adventure on a ranch in California.

The Seven Secrets

von William Le Queux

A mystery set in fin de siècle London. An elderly man is murdered and suspicion falls on his young widow. But then things get very complicated and lies and clues abound…

Ventus

von Karl Schroeder

After terrifying and titanic struggles, a godlike artificial intelligence gone rogue has finally been destroyed. But not before it scattered seeds of itself throughout the galaxy.On the terraformed planet Ventus,...

The Lady in the Looking-Glass

The Itinerary of Archbishop Baldwin through Wales

von Giraldus Cambrensis

A mediaeval Norman-Welsh cleric recounts his adventures travelling through his homeland, recruiting for the Third Crusade.