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Ragged Dick: Or, Street Life in New York with the Boot Blacks

4 · 127 Ratings · 174 Downloads
A plucky street boy who smokes, gambles, and speaks ungrammatically, Dick is also honest and hardworking. A quintessential novel of adventure, romance, and coming-of-age, it is als...

Aesop's Fables; a new translation

by Aesop
3.5 · 320 Ratings · 848 Downloads
Aesop (c620-560 Be, known only for the genre of fables ascribed to him, was by tradition a slave who was a contemporary of Croesus and Peisistratus in the mid-sixth century BC in a...

Pragmatism: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking

4.5 · 724 Ratings · 361 Downloads
This rare book contains an introduction to William James’s ideas of philosophical pragmatism. Written in the highly readable and enjoyable style James is renowned for, this book ...

The New Army in Training

4 · 955 Ratings · 704 Downloads
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original a...

New Atlantis

4.6 · 1918 Ratings · 431 Downloads
The philosophy and theory of Francis Bacon is eloquently presented. The book presents his aspirations for the common wealth and although based on truth, it seeks utility. The philo...

Something New

4.4 · 1530 Ratings · 308 Downloads
Blandings is now a major BBC One television series starring Jennifer Saunders and Timothy Spall. This is the first Blandings novel, In whuch P.G. Wodehouse intorduces us to the del...

Sketches New and Old

4.4 · 1352 Ratings · 295 Downloads
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in ...

The Children of the New Forest

5 · 380 Ratings · 182 Downloads
Chapter One. The circumstances which I am about to relate to my juvenile readers took place in the year 1647. By referring to the history of England of that date they will find tha...

"The Kingdom of God Is Within You"

4 · 254 Ratings · 390 Downloads
First published in Germany in 1894, after being banned in Russia, The Kingdom of God Is within You reveals Tolstoy’s world outlook after his conversion to Christianity. He argues...

The Age of Innocence

4.9 · 1747 Ratings · 1020 Downloads
Like most Wharton novels, The House of Mirth examines the conflict between rigid social expectation and personal desire. Lily Bart is adept at playing society's games, which expect...

How to Live on 24 Hours a Day

4.8 · 1035 Ratings · 647 Downloads
One of the first self-help books, this time-management classic has inspired millions to abandon the mundane and pursue their true desires. "Straightforward, vigorous, pungent." —...

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

3.5 · 729 Ratings · 1217 Downloads
"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is a short story of speculative fiction by American author Washington Irving, contained in his collection of 34 essays and short stories entitled The ...

A Strange Disappearance

4.1 · 242 Ratings · 201 Downloads
A housekeeper reports the disappearance of a sewing-maid from a wealthy household. She insists that the girl has been abducted. Mr Gryce and a young detective investigate. The miss...

Leaves of Grass

5 · 545 Ratings · 3721 Downloads
Abraham Lincoln read it with approval, but Emily Dickinson described its bold language and themes as 'disgraceful.' And Ralph Waldo Emerson found Leaves of Grass 'the most extraord...

The Beautiful and Damned

4 · 1002 Ratings · 429 Downloads
Set in the heady Jazz Age of New York, The Beautiful and Damned chronicles the relationship between Anthony Patch, a Harvard-educated aspiring aesthete, and his beautiful trophy wi...

My Secret Life

5 · 734 Ratings · 3112 Downloads
My Secret Life - Volumes I to III - By An Anonymous Author..... My Secret Life, by "Walter," is the memoir of a gentleman describing the author's sexual development and experiences...

Twelve Years a Slave

4 · 850 Ratings · 798 Downloads
Solomon Northup was a free man, the son of an emancipated Negro Slave. Until the spring of 1841 he lived a simple, uneventful life with his wife and three children in Upstate New Y...

Psmith, Journalist

4 · 514 Ratings · 176 Downloads
The globetrotting adventures and hilarious hijinks of bon vivant and force of nature Psmith continue in Psmith, Journalist. Psmith and his best friend, a cricket player by the name...

The Leavenworth Case

4 · 828 Ratings · 204 Downloads
One of the first writers of detective fiction in America, distinguished by well plotted, legally accurate stories. She is credited with shaping detective fiction into its classic f...

The Deerslayer

4 · 263 Ratings · 202 Downloads
The Deerslayer, or The First Warpath (1841) was the last of James Fenimore Cooper's Leatherstocking tales to be written. Its 1740-1745 time period makes it the first installment ch...

The House of Mirth

4.7 · 887 Ratings · 487 Downloads
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were ei...

Maggie: A Girl of the Streets

4 · 706 Ratings · 362 Downloads
Regarded as the first work of unalloyed naturalism in American fiction. The story of Maggie Johnson a young woman who, seduced by her brother's friend and then disowned by her fami...

The Adventures of Sally

4.5 · 1086 Ratings · 316 Downloads
Regarded as one of the most skilled humor writers ever to write in English, Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse's works of fiction usually pillory the British upper classes that represe...