Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Today we take for granted the exploration of the fascinating submarine depths of the oceans, so ubiquitous are its many representations on our screens. It is therefore surprising...

Selected Tales of Mystery & Terror

Here is a selection of chilling tales only to be enjoyed of a dark evening when safely by the warmth of the fire.The Monkey's PawIn The Penal ColonyO Whistle and I'll Come to You...

The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes

An author who kills off his hero in so dramatic a fashion relatively early in that hero’s literary career, (and then of course returns him to life in an equally dramatic manner)...

The Prince and the Pauper

Perhaps it took an American to so skilfully write of Tudor history through the lens of US democracy. Mark Twain perfectly captures the flavour of 16th Century England as we wish...

The Time Machine

H.G Wells takes us on a fascinating and frightening journey forwards in time to find that the Human Race has divided into two distinct types. One, devoid of all obstacles to...

Around the World in 80 Days

The imperturbable Englishman Phileas Fogg attempts to makes an exciting journey around the World in 80 Days. By his side is the ever resourceful and faithful Passpartout and on...

Selected Short Stories by Saki

Here are 12 specially selected tales by one of the masters of this miniature art, Saki (H.H Munro). They range from the comic deception of "The Schartz Metterklume Method" to "The...

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

Dr John Watson continues the chronicles of his friend Sherlock Holmes with a series of memoirs which give us further insight into the enigmatic Master Detective.In "The Yellow...

The War of the Worlds

Set against the context of the Late Victorian period H.G Wells narrative of a Martian invasion of earth creates a powerful and frighteningjuxtaposition of the past and the...

Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow

 Jerome. K. Jerome allows us to laugh, with and at, both himself and ourselves in his writing. As we peruse his “Idle Thoughts” on subjects ranging from babies to ambition,...

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