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Cover for Armadale


Joaquin Phoenix won an Oscar for playing the Joker, capturing the psychologically dark personality of a villain. Critics were stunned – just as how the villainous character of Lydi ...

Cover for My Lady's Money

My Lady's Money

Ok, nobody wants to lose pund500 – but is it big enough of a deal to deserve a short story? To put it into context: a Victorian pund500 was about pund60,000 in today’s money. So, y ...

Cover for Jezebel's Daughter

Jezebel's Daughter

If you’ve seen "The Sixth Sense" with Bruce Willis, you’ll be familiar with Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome: deliberately making a person feel unwell in order to care for them. In "Je ...

Cover for No Name

No Name

Dr Phil didn’t invent family drama. This Victorian novel might as well be given the Dr Phil caption of "I found out my parents weren’t married, and my cousin won’t give me my inher ...

Cover for Little Novels

Little Novels

"Little Novels" isn’t quite a "Little Women" spin-off, as the title might suggest. While you won’t be treated to Timothée Chalamet, you will be treated to fourteen short stories – ...

Cover for Poor Miss Finch

Poor Miss Finch

What is "poor" about Miss Finch? Well, with a novel with names like "Mr Sebright" (he’s an eye specialist – "see bright", geddit?), it’s all about sight. You see, Lucilla Finch has ...

Cover for Man and Wife

Man and Wife

Imagine as a woman losing all your property to your husband. Sadly, such was the law for much of the Victorian times. Wilkie Collins’s novel "The Woman in White" (starring Charles ...

Cover for A Double Rescue

A Double Rescue

'A Double Rescue' is a short story that reads in stark contrast to the adventure writing, which Ballantyne is most notorious for. It is an evangelistic tale of a blithe young boy n ...

Cover for The Last of the Legions

The Last of the Legions

‘The Last of the Legions’ by famous Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is a collection of twelve short stories. Stories in the collection include ‘Through the Veil’, ‘T ...

Cover for The Refugees

The Refugees

First published in 1898 ‘The Refugees’ is a historical tale by the famous ‘Sherlock Holmes’ author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Set largely in France at the end of the 17th century, the ...

Cover for Erewhon


A young traveller sets out to make his fortune and discovers the idyllic distant land of Erewhon. Its people welcome him with open arms, but this apparent utopia soon reveals its d ...

Cover for The Trial for Murder

The Trial for Murder

When you think of Charles Dickens’ ghost stories, you may first think of ‘A Christmas Carol’ and the ghosts that visit Scrooge. However, ‘The Trail for Murder’ is perhaps Dickens’ ...

Cover for A Modern Mephistopheles

A Modern Mephistopheles

'A Modern Mephistopheles' is an eerie tale of passion, deceit, control and greed. It is little wonder Alcott's authorship of the novel was unknown for many years, as she sheltered ...

Cover for A Whisper in the Dark

A Whisper in the Dark

Back when Louisa May Alcott was an aspiring author she took to the art of telling of short stories – much like her character Jo March in ‘Little Women’.This collection features 12 ...

Cover for Babbitt


George Babbitt on mies, jonka elämässä kaikki on päällisin puolin varsin hyvin. On vaimo, hyväpalkkainen työ ja kolme lasta. Kotikin löytyy arvostetulta alueelta. Silti Babbittia j ...

Cover for Magikern


Arthur Burdon är en framgångsrik läkare i sina bästa år och bor med sina vackra fästmö Margaret i Paris. En kväll på restaurangen Chien Noir blir de presenterade för en man vid nam ...

Cover for A Son at the Front

A Son at the Front

Her beloved France was torn apart by the First World War and yet Edith Wharton still felt compelled to put pen to paper. <br><br>Inspired by some of her own experiences, ‘A Son at ...

Cover for Athénaïse and Other Selected Stories

Athénaïse and Other Selected Stories

Written by Chopin the author of the much celebrated novel "The Awakening" comes another classic rich piece of late 19th century feminist american literature. <br><br>Set in the hea ...

Cover for To Build a Fire

To Build a Fire

‘To Build a Fire’ is one of Jack London’s (‘White Fang, ‘The Call of the Wild’) most cherished short stories. Drawn from London’s personal experiences, we follow an unnamed narrato ...

Cover for The Devoted Friend

The Devoted Friend

Exploring the idea that it’s good to be able to discern between healthy and toxic relationships, ‘The Devoted Friend’ is perhaps more relevant now than it has ever been. While this ...

Cover for Nostromo


The lure of riches can be too much for some men who will stop at nothing to steal the silver from the fictional land of Costaguanero. Nostromo is the story of one man and his unsha ...

Cover for The Pirate

The Pirate

‘The Pirate’ is a thrilling adventure novel by Walter Scott. The story takes place on the edge of civilisation in the remote Shetland Isles during the 17th Century as a mysterious ...

Cover for An Honest Thief

An Honest Thief

How can there be any such thing as "An Honest Thief'? I know Astafy has stolen my coat so why can't he just admit it?<br><br>'An Honest Thief' tells the story of Astafy Ivanovich, ...

Cover for The Dream of a Ridiculous Man

The Dream of a Ridiculous Man

Spiralling down and down, finally reaching rock bottom. What is there possibly left to live for? Nothing!<br><br> 'The Dream of a Ridiculous Man' is a short story by Dostoevsky, ex ...

Cover for The Crocodile

The Crocodile

Ivan Matveich was thinking it was a bad idea to see a live crocodile on the street as it swallowed him whole! Why couldn't it have eaten his wife Elena instead?<br><br>What follows ...