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The Entail

‘The Entail’ (1885) is a ‘weird tale’ written by the German Romantic author E. T. A. Hoffmann, most famous for his novella ‘The Nutcracker and the Mouse King’ (1816) which inspired ...


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Captain Antifer

A 17th Century Indiana Jones, ‘Captain Antifer’ details the adventures of the eponymous captain as he strives to inherit the legacy of the wealthy Kamylk Pasha. Aided and abetted b ...


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Proserpine

The master of mythological retellings strikes again.‘Proserpine’ is a mythological verse drama written by Mary Shelley and her husband Percy Bysshe Shelley, who wrote the lyrical p ...


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Midas

The master of mythological retellings strikes again.Mary Shelley’s ‘Midas’ (1922) is a mythological verse drama originally written for children. It is considered to be the romantic ...


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The Man of Property

Soames Forsyte, a rapacious and materialistic man by nature – and his most prized possession is his wife, Irene. But as sparks fly upon her meeting with indigent architect Philip B ...


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To Let

Star-crossed lovers Jon and Fleur fall head over heels for each other, but are forced to separate by their parents who share troubling history. Can their love finally defeat the Fo ...


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The Castle of Otranto

Medievalism, terror, and the ubiquitous haunted castle are staples of the Gothic horror genre. But the man who unwittingly inspired the likes of ´Frankenstein´, ´Dracula´, Hammer h ...


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The Mystery of a Hansom Cab

Detective stories and mysteries never go out of fashion. From Arthur Conan Doyle's 'Sherlock Holmes' to Richard Osman's 'Thursday Murder Club' series, we continue to love a whoduni ...


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The Rover

In the south of France, an old sailor named Peyrol longs for retirement after 50 years of sailing the seas as a pirate and a sailor. It is here, in an isolated farmhouse that he wi ...


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The life and exploits of the ingenious gentleman Don Quixote de la Mancha

Don Quixote is often named as the novel most likely to be on your shelf, but unread.It is almost as though the eponymous hero of the novel and wannabe knight is laying down a chiva ...


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The Undying Fire

Think of the beliefs which you hold most dear. How much suffering could you take before you gave them up? It’s a question at heart of the Old Testament’s Book of Job. And in "The U ...


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The Yellow Wallpaper

‘The Yellow Wallpaper’, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, is a short story first published in January 1892. The psychological thriller by the renowned US women’s rights writer and campa ...


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The Old English Baron

'Though I have been dead these 15 years, I still command here and none can enter these gates without my permission.'The ghostly guardian of his childhood friend's castle is enough ...


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The Vampyre

Not dissimilar to modern day stories, ´The Vampyre´ offers an interesting mix of fangs and romance, and Polidori's tale of Lord Ruthven is a spooky love story that will leave you h ...


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The Fruit of the Tree

Considered wildly controversial at the time of its release, ‘The Fruit of the Tree’ is a departure from the norm for Edith Wharton. While her trademark eye for social detail and ps ...


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The Greater Inclination

The earliest collection of short stories from Edith Wharton, ‘The Greater Inclination’ documents the beginning of an outstanding literary career. The book contains seven short stor ...


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Life And Death of Harriett Frean

May Sinclair’s ‘Life And Death of Harriett Frean’ tells the story of the titular character, Harriett, who has been raised as the embodiment of the perfect Victorian woman; loving, ...


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No Thoroughfare

What happens if two boys are given the exact same name? If you guessed 'disaster in adulthood', you would be right. When one of the men dies, there is an exciting adventure to find ...


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The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices

"If you were to go up in a balloon, you would make for heaven; and if you were to dive into the depths of the earth, nothing short of the other place would content you."These are t ...


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The Lamplighter

Charles Dickens’ ‘The Lamplighter’ is a short story that will take the reader on a comical adventure bringing together the philosopher's stone, some fortune-telling stars, an eccen ...


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Chick and Other Stories

‘Vanity takes no more obnoxious form than the everlasting desire for approval.’This collection of 12 short mystery stories includes titles such as 'Chick', 'For One Night Only', 'A ...


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Buff: A Collie

If you are a dog lover, you will love this book.For Albert Payson Terhune is a dog lover, too - and it shines out of every page of this book of stories about man's best friend.Each ...


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The Elementary Spirit

‘The Elementary Spirit‘ (1844) was written by the German Romantic author E. T. A. Hoffmann, most famous for his novella ‘The Nutcracker and the Mouse King’ (1816) which inspired Tc ...


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The Doge and Dogess

‘The Doge and Dogess’ (1885) is a ‘weird tale’ written by the German Romantic author E. T. A. Hoffmann, most famous for his novella ‘The Nutcracker and the Mouse King’ (1816) which ...


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Signor Formica

‘Signor Formica’ (1885) is a ‘weird tale’ written by the German Romantic author E. T. A. Hoffmann, most famous for his novella ‘The Nutcracker and the Mouse King’ (1816) which insp ...