Category: Fantasy

The Way We Live Now, Volume 1

Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) was one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. He wrote penetrating novels on political, social, and gender issues and conflicts of his day. In 1867 Trollope left his position in the British Post Office to run for Parliament as a Liberal candidate in 1868. After […]

The Way We Live Now, Volume 2

Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) was one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. He wrote penetrating novels on political, social, and gender issues and conflicts of his day. In 1867 Trollope left his position in the British Post Office to run for Parliament as a Liberal candidate in 1868. After […]

The Mysterious Island

Jules Gabriel Verne (1828-1905) was a French author who pioneered the science-fiction genre. He is best known for novels such as Journey to the Centre of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873). Verne wrote about space, air and underwater travel before air travel […]

Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy novel written by English academic J. R. R. Tolkien. The story began as a sequel to Tolkien’s earlier fantasy book, The Hobbit, and soon developed into a much larger story. It was written in stages between 1937 and 1949, with much of it being created […]

The Young Outlaw; or, Adrift in the Streets

Horatio Alger, Jr. (1832-1899) was a 19th-century American author who wrote approximately 135 novels. Many of his works have been described as rags to riches stories, illustrating how down-and-out boys might be able to achieve the American Dream of wealth and success through hard work, courage, determination, and concern for others. He is noted as […]

The Yates Pride

Mary Eleanor Wilkins-Freeman (1852-1930) was a prominent female American writer known for her short stories and novels of life in New England villages. Freeman began writing stories and verse for children while still a teenager to help support her family and was quickly successful. She produced more than two dozen volumes of published short stories […]

Wolverden Tower

Professor Charles Grant Blairfindie Allen (1848-1899) who also wrote under the pseudonyms Cecil Power; Olive Pratt Rayner; Martin Leach Warborough; J. Arbuthnot Wilson was a science writer, author and novelist; an able upholder of the theory of evolution. Born near Kingston, Ontario, Canada, the son of an emigrant Anglo-Scottish Protestant minister and grandson of the […]

A Woman at Bay; or, A Fiend in Skirts

Nicholas Carter is the name of a popular fictional detective, who first appeared in a dime novel entitled The Old Detective’s Pupil; or, The Mysterious Crime of Madison Square in 1886. Publishers Street & Smith of New York published over 1,000 Nicholas Carter books, none of which carried author credits, although it is known that […]

Wolfville

Alfred Henry Lewis (1857-1914) wrote under the pen name Quin; Dan Quin. He wrote: Wolfville (1897), The Old Plantation Home (1899), Sandburrs (1900), Richard Croker (1901), Wolfville Days (1902), Wolfville Nights (1902), How the Raven Died (1902), The Boss, And How He Came to Rule New York (1903), Peggy O’Neal (1903), The Black Lion Inn […]

Witness to the Deed

George Manville Fenn (1831-1909) was a British writer. He worked as a teacher in Lincolnshire, until he became printer, editor and publisher of various magazines. He had eight children with his wife Susanna Leake, whom he had married in 1855. Most of his works are adventure stories for young readers, featuring Explorers, Smugglers, young Adventurers […]

Why Paul Ferroll Killed His Wife

Caroline Clive, sometimes known as Caroline Wigley Clive (1801-1872) was an English author. She was born in Brompton Grove, London. She was the daughter of Edmund Wigley of Shakenhurst, Worcestershire. She married, in 1840, the Reverend Archer Clive. She published, over the signature ‘V.’, eight volumes of poetry, but is best known as the author […]

When Wilderness Was King: A Tale of the Illinois Country

Randall Parrish (1858-1923) was an American author of dime novels. His works include: When Wilderness was King (1904), My Lady of the North (1905), The Sword of the Old Frontier (1905), Bob Hampton of Placer (1906), Beth Norvell: A Romance of the West (1907), Prisoners of Chance (1908), My Lady of the South (1909), Keith […]

What Will He Do with it, Part One

Edward George Earl Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton (1803-1873) was an English novelist, playwright, and politician. Bulwer-Lytton’s literary career began in 1820, with the publication of his first book of poems. He wrote in a variety of genres, including historical fiction, mystery, romance, the occult, and science fiction. In 1828 he attracted general attention with Pelham, […]

What Will He Do with it, Part Two

Edward George Earl Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton (1803-1873) was an English novelist, playwright, and politician. Bulwer-Lytton’s literary career began in 1820, with the publication of his first book of poems. He wrote in a variety of genres, including historical fiction, mystery, romance, the occult, and science fiction. In 1828 he attracted general attention with Pelham, […]

When Egypt Went Broke

Holman Francis Day (1865-1935) was an American author, born at Vassalboro, Me., and a graduate of Colby College (class of 1887). In 1889-90 he was managing editor of the publications of the Union Publishing Company, Bangor, Me. He was also editor and proprietor of the Dexter Eastern Gazette, a special writer for the Lewiston (Me. […]

What Did Miss Darrington See?

It was not so very long ago, for it was only about a year before the outbreak of the great rebellion, that Colonel Sibthorpe, living at Catalpa Grove, County, Kentucky, wrote to Mr. Allen, a merchant in Boston, with whom he had large dealings, to procure for him a governess. The correspondent was requested to […]

The Weapons of Mystery

Joseph Hocking (1860-1937), who also wrote as Rupert Hamstead was a British author. His works include: The Weapons of Mystery (1890), Ishmael Pengelly: An Outcast (1894), Mistress Nancy Molesworth: A Romantic Story (1898), Greater Love: A Cornish Romance (1902), A Flame of Fire (1903), The Coming of the King (1904), Roger Trewinion (1905), The Chariots […]

The Water Goats and Other Troubles

Ellis Parker Butler (1869-1937) was an American author. He was the author of more than 30 books and more than 2,000 stories and essays, and is most famous for his short story Pigs is Pigs (1906), in which a bureaucratic stationmaster insists on levying the livestock rate for a shipment of two pet guinea pigs, […]

Wakulla: A Story of Adventure in Florida

Kirk Munroe (1850-1930) was an American author. His works include: Wakulla: A Story of Adventure in Florida (1886), The Flamingo Feather (1887), Derrick Sterling: A Story of the Mines (1888), Cab and Caboose: The Story of a Railroad Boy (1892), Raftmates: A Story of the Great River (1893), Campmates: A Story of the Plains (1893), […]

The Valley of Vision: A Book of Romance and Some Half-Told Tales

Henry van Dyke (1852-1933) was an American author, educator, and clergyman. He graduated from Princeton University, 1873, and from Princeton Theological Seminary, 1874 and served as a professor of English literature at Princeton between 1899 and 1923. In 1908-09 Dr. Van Dyke was an American lecturer at the University of Paris. By appointment of President […]

The Unfortunate Happy Lady: A True History

Aphra Behn, née Johnston (1640-1689) was a Restoration poet, novelist, playwright, feminist and spy, considered by many to be the first English professional female writer. Unappreciated for years, she is now rightly regarded as a highly talented, innovative and prolific author. Her most famous work is a novel, Oroonoko (1688) which tells the tragic love […]

Uncle Terry: A Story of the Maine Coast

Charles Clark Munn (1848-1917) was the author of Pocket Island: A Story of Country Life in New England (1900), Uncle Terry: A Story of the Maine Coast (1900) and Rockhaven (1902). ‘It’s goin’ to be a nasty night, ‘ said Uncle Terry, coming in from the shed and dumping an armful of wood in the […]

Un Crime Aetrange

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (1859-1930) était un écrivain écossais, célèbre pour ses romans mettant en scène le détective Sherlock Holmes, considérés comme une innovation majeure du roman policier. Cet écrivain prolifique a également travaillé dans le domaine de la science-fiction, des romans historiques, des pièces de théâtre et de la poésie. Arthur Conan Doyle […]

Uncle Abner: Master of Mysteries

Melville Davisson Post (1869-1930) was an American author, born in West Virginia. Although Post’s name is not immediately familiar to those outside specialist circles, many of his collections are still in print and many collections of detective fiction include works by Post. His best-known character is the mystery-solving, justice dispensing Virginian backwoodsman, Uncle Abner. He […]

Two Wonderful Detectives; or, Jack and Gil’s Marvelous Skill

Harlan Page Halsey (1837-1898), who also wrote under the pseudonyms Doesticks Junior, Old Sleuth and Judson R. Taylor, was an American author. He was the creator of the Detective Old Sleuth, who appeared in detective serials and dime novels throughout the late nineteenth-century. His works include: Annie Wallace; or, The Exile of Penang (1857), Something […]

Truxton King: A Story of Graustark

George Barr McCutcheon (1866-1928) was an American popular novelist and playwright. His best known works include a series of novels set in Graustark, a fictional East European country, Brewster’s Millions (1902), a play and several films. Although McCutcheon became famous for the Graustark series, he hated the characterization of being a Romantic and preferred to […]

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