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Cover for Deephaven


In the late 1800s, best friends Helen Denis and Kate Lancaster spend a summer in the little seaside village of Deephaven, getting to know its residents. Her much acclaimed powers o ...

Cover for The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

Who could have known that when Rudyard Kipling wrote these Jungle Book stories in 1893-94, they would eventually inspire the Oscar nominated song "The Bare Necessities" – one of th ...

Cover for Puck of Pook's Hill

Puck of Pook's Hill

In this classic, the titular "Puck of Pook's Hill" magically plucks stories out of history, to the amusement of two children. Vikings, knights, roman soldiers and seafarers turn up ...

Cover for Captain Courageous

Captain Courageous

When Harvey, the spoiled fifteen-year-old son of a railroad tycoon, falls overboards, he is saved by a fishing boat. The gruff and hearty crew teach him about fishing and life on t ...

Cover for The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

Gabriel Utterson firsts hears about Mr. Hyde while on an evening walk with a friend. A sinister-looking man, Mr. Hyde is said to have violently trampled a young girl on the street ...

Cover for Treasure Island

Treasure Island

When an old sea captain dies mysteriously in his parent’s inn, young Jim Hawkins finds a treasure map in the captain’s possessions that will spark a wild and adventures treasure hu ...

Cover for Kidnapped


Recently orphaned 17-year-old David leaves his home on the Scottish countryside to seek out a rich uncle he has never met. The uncle, as it turns out, is paranoid and unpleasant, a ...

Cover for Red Shadows

Red Shadows

The roaming vigilante Solomon Kane comes upon a bleeding girl. As she lay dying in his arms, he vows to avenge her death and destroy the evil Le Loup. This gothic classic from Robe ...

Cover for Red Nails

Red Nails

A despot king, a dragon and a weird, completely enclosed city. Conan the Barbarian meets his equal in the form of the pirate Valeria. A captain of the Red Brotherhood, she is a tru ...

Cover for The Happy Prince and Other Tales 

The Happy Prince and Other Tales 

"I like to do all the talking myself. It saves time, and prevents arguments." Similar to Hans Christian Andersen fairy-tales (but with trademark witticisms), ‘The Happy Prince and ...

Cover for The Canterville Ghost

The Canterville Ghost

The first thing the American family see when they step into their new British mansion is the bloodstain in the sitting room. As it turns out, they have moved into an already occupi ...

Cover for De Profundis

De Profundis

"But it is a very unimaginative nature that only cares for people on their pedestals. A pedestal may be a very unreal thing. A pillory is a terrific reality." Thus wrote Oscar Wild ...

Cover for A House of Pomegranates

A House of Pomegranates

Oscar Wilde supposedly said that these fables were "intended neither for the British child nor the British public". A follow-up to his first popular fairy-tale collection (‘The Hap ...

Cover for The Vicar of Wakefield

The Vicar of Wakefield

The lovable and innocent Dr. Primrose has lost his fortune. Forced into reduced circumstances, he takes his family on a journey to a new parish. Soon, they are all thrown into a ta ...

Cover for The Great Stone Face and Other Tales of the White Mountains

The Great Stone Face and Other Tales of the White Mountains

Tales of the White Mountains. An engaging and satisfying collection of four short stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne, revolving around the mountains of New Hampshire, from 1850 when th ...

Cover for The Red Seal

The Red Seal

Detective Ferguson is on the case when a man masquerading as a burglar suddenly dies in jail. Through entertaining twists and turns, this classic mystery from 1920 will keep you g ...

Cover for Old Rose and Silver

Old Rose and Silver

Rose Bernard, at forty, is well on her way to confirmed spinsterhood. The love that she had always looked for eludes her. And now, when she finally finds a man she loves, he is in ...

Cover for Lavender and Old Lace

Lavender and Old Lace

A young girl from the city, Ruth Thorne, visits her spinster aunt's house in the New England countryside. While exploring the attic, Ruth discovers a chest of mementos from her aun ...

Cover for At The Sign of The Jack O'Lantern

At The Sign of The Jack O'Lantern

Newlyweds Harlan and Dorothy Carr have no idea what they're getting into when they inherit an old house from a distant relation and decide to spend a summer there to escape the cit ...

Cover for Mathilda


On her deathbed, Mathilda writes a letter to her only friend, revealing the dark secret of her past, a secret so shameful, she can only manage it now because her time is running ou ...

Cover for Frankenstein


Determined to make his mark on Science, young student Victor Frankenstein fabricates a creature out of old body parts. His dreams are crushed, however, when he realizes he has crea ...

Cover for Tom Sawyer Abroad

Tom Sawyer Abroad

Tom, Huck, and Jim set sail to Africa in a futuristic hot air balloon, where they survive encounters with robbers, lions and fleas to see some of the world's greatest wonders, incl ...

Cover for Tom Sawyer, Detective

Tom Sawyer, Detective

Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn attempts to solve a mysterious murder which takes them onboard a steamboat back to Arkansas, gets them tangled up with diamond thieves and the ghost ...

Cover for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

An imaginative, clever, and mischievous boy named Tom Sawyer and his friend Huckleberry Finn witness a murder in a graveyard and Tom is forced to testify against the murderer, Inju ...

Cover for The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

When Huckleberry Finn (Huck) runs away from his abusive father with his companion, the runaway slave Jim, he begins a long and frequently interrupted expedition down the Mississipp ...