Stop the copyright extensions in the "new NAFTA" !!

Our politicians claim that the "new NAFTA" is the fully acceptable outcome of a legitimate process. But this trainwreck of a process happened in full view of the Canadian public. We all witnessed
     - the monstrous untruths coming from Washington
     - the illegal tariffs and nonstop stream of threats
     - the splitting off of Mexico and the isolation of Canada
     - the signing of an "agreement" under obvious duress, contrary to Canadian law and to international law.
 
And then, with the COVID-19 pandemic already raging, everything was rushed through Parliament in a single day.

We can look at how the last US presidency ended in a wave of lawlessness and insurrection, but we should not fool ourselves and say that Canadians were not affected. Of course we were! The "new NAFTA" must be changed to eliminate
 
     (1) the TWENTY YEAR copyright extensions
     (2) the foreign corporate takeover of Canadian copyright law

and other infringements of Canada' sovereignty, including
 
     (3) the US veto power over future Canadian trade agreements
     (4) the US limiting Canadian dairy exports to third countries.
 
There are rumours of a federal election soon
-- the perfect opportunity to make our politicians listen to us at last!


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2021/05/05: TODAY'S EBOOK IS JOSEPH CONRAD'S SECOND NOVEL, SET IN THE EASTERN PART OF THE MALAY ARCHIPELAGO !!
 
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Conrad, Joseph [Korzeniowski, Józef Teodor Konrad] (1857-1924) [Polish mariner and novelist] Wikipedia

An Outcast of the Islands (1896) Wikipedia [Conrad's second novel, a sequel to Almayer's Folly. The islands in question are the Malay Archipelago (modern Indonesia), where Almayer's Folly had been set. Like its predecessor, the novel's focus is on a European, in this case Peter Willems. "The man who suggested Willems to me," wrote Conrad in his 1919 Author's Note, included in our ebook, "was not particularly interesting in himself. My interest was aroused by his dependent position, his strange, dubious status of a mistrusted, disliked, worn-out European living on the reluctant toleration of that Settlement hidden in the heart of the forest-land, up that sombre stream which our ship was the only white men's ship to visit." And, really, there you have the novel. Like its predecessor, it is a careful examination of what men will do when tempted or pressured, particularly if the colonial system puts them in a position of privilege.] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2021/05/03: OUR LATEST NOVEL BY AUSTRALIAN MYSTERY AUTHOR ARTHUR GASK -- A TRULY CLASSIC AUTHOR, ADMIRED BY H. G. WELLS, BERTRAND RUSSELL, AND MANY OTHERS. HE CERTAINLY DESERVES HIS PLACE OF HONOUR IN THE PROJECT GUTENBERG CANADA CATALOGUE !!
 
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Gask, Arthur [Arthur Cecil] (1869-1951) [Australian novelist, journalist, and dentist] Wikipedia Australian Dictionary of Biography

The House on the Fens (1940) [As this mystery novel opens, Dr Methuen, who has his practice in Wimpole Street, a very fashionable address then and now, has just had the difficult experience of breaking to a patient the sad news that the patient's prospects for survival are not good. The patient is now angry with his "smiling, sleek, complacent friends" who will presumably outlive him. There is a change of scene: we are now in Hampstead, where Sir George and Lady Almaine are giving a party, one of the guests being his old friend Major Henry Sampon. By the end of the evening, Major Sampon is dead! How did this happen? And is there a connection with Dr Methuen and his patient? This all sounds very complicated, but fortunately Gilbert Larose is one of the guests -- who better to solve this mystery than that legendary Australian sleuth?] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2021/05/02: OUR FIRST EBOOK FOR MAY IS A MYSTERY NOVEL BY CANADA'S OWN HULBERT FOOTNER !!
 
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Footner, Hulbert (1879-1944) [Canadian novelist and playwright] Wikipedia

The Death of a Celebrity (1938) [When was the modern concept of the "celebrity" invented? Most likely in the nineteenth century, with the rise of mass media. Certainly the actress Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923) and the singer Jenny Lind (1820-1887) were celebrities of that time and are still celebrities today. The celebrity in this mystery is Gavin Dordress, a very successful Broadway playwright on Broadway -- a world that Footner knew very well, being himself an actor and playwright. In any case, Dordress is found dead in his Madison Avenue apartment, a gun on the floor beside him. A suicide? Amos Lee Mappin, an accomplished sleuth and an old friend of Dordress, has his doubts!] EPUB HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #1672]

2021/04/29: SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE IS BEING SPOKEN OF ONCE AGAIN, AND EVENTS OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY NOW SEEM VERY RELEVANT -- WHAT AN EXCELLENT TIME TO READ KIDNAPPED, SET IN THE TUMULTUOUS YEARS THAT FOLLOWED BONNIE PRINCE CHARLIE'S 1745 UPRISING !!
 
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Stevenson, Robert Louis (1850-1894) [Scottish novelist] Wikipedia RLS Website

Kidnapped (1886) Wikipedia [Historical novel, loosely based on real events, set in Scotland in the aftermatch of Bonnie Prince Charlie's unsuccessful attempt in 1745 to restore the Stuart monarchy. Perhaps the best summary is that provided by Stevenson himself in his full title for the book: "Kidnapped. Being memoirs of the adventures of David Balfour in the year 1751. How he was kidnapped and cast away; his sufferings in a desert isle; his journey in the wild Highlands; his acquaintance with Alan Breck Stewart and other notorious Highland Jacobites; with all that he suffered at the hands of his uncle, Ebenezer Balfour of Shaws, falsely so called." If Treasure Island is Stevenson's most popular adventure novel, surely Kidnapped is a very close second. The University of Adelaide EPUB we offer includes the 1905 preface by Stevenson's widow, Frances ("Fanny") Van de Grift Stevenson (1840-1914) Wikipedia, explaining how the novel came to be written, and the interest it aroused ("For several years my husband received letters of expostulation or commendation from members of the Campbell and Stewart clans.")]
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If you would like to read an illustrated edition, we can offer you the lavishly illustrated 1921 edition by Anglo-American artist Louis Rhead (1857-1926) Wikipedia
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and the 1922 edition illustrated by American artist N. C. Wyeth (1882-1945) Wikipedia
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2021/04/26: TODAY'S EBOOK IS JOSEPH CONRAD'S VERY FIRST NOVEL -- AND HIS GENIUS IS ALREADY ON FULL DISPLAY !!
 
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Conrad, Joseph [Korzeniowski, Józef Teodor Konrad] (1857-1924) [Polish mariner and novelist] Wikipedia

Almayer's Folly. A Story of an Eastern River. (1895) Wikipedia [Conrad's first novel, in which his peculiar strengths are already evident. He wrote English beautifully, and yet he was not from an English-speaking country, but from Poland, which through almost his entire life was not an independent country, but a region, split between the Russian, German, and Austrian empires: in fact, a colony. This put Conrad in an excellent position to observe and understand the colonial experience. Almayer's Folly demonstrates this nicely. It is the first of Conrad's three Malay novels, set in what is now Indonesia, but at the time was a Dutch colony. Kaspar Almayer is a Dutch trader who lives with his Malayan wife, by whom he has had a daughter, Nina. In anticipation of a British annexation of the area (which never happens), and the resulting increase in business (which also never happens), he puts up a preposterously large half-finished house ("Almayer's Folly") as a venue for his business affairs. But Almayer's delusions are not limited to commerce: his wife is secretly determined that under no circumstances will their daughter Nina marry a European. Nina is, in fact, strictly opposed to the European colonial dream/nightmare, in which Almayer is so deeply invested.] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2021/04/20: TODAY'S EBOOK IS FROM ADELAIDE'S OWN ARTHUR GASK, AND OF COURSE FEATURES GASK'S FAMOUS CREATION GILBERT LAROSE. BUT IT'S 1939, AND THE WORLD IS CHANGING: ENGLAND IS AT RISK! IF THERE WAS EVER A TIME THAT LAROSE'S TALENTS WERE NEEDED, IT'S NOW !!
 
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Gask, Arthur [Arthur Cecil] (1869-1951) [Australian novelist, journalist, and dentist] Wikipedia Australian Dictionary of Biography

The Vengeance of Larose (1939) [Gilbert Larose is of course unrivalled as a criminal investigator. But given the way the world has been going in the late 1930s, his talents can now have an impact not just on local investigations but on international affairs as well. Which turns out to be the case. England is in danger: Larose takes to his new assignment like a duck to water. H.G. Wells, no less, considered this to be Gask's finest novel!] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2021/04/12: HERE AT PROJECT GUTENBERG CANADA WE THINK IT'S AN AVANTAGE THAT OUR FOCUS IS ON BOOKS NOT OF THE PRESENT DAY -- FOR SO MANY REASONS! ONE OF THEM IS THAT THESE BOOKS ALLOW OUR VISITORS TO LEAVE TODAY'S PROBLEMS BEHIND AND VISIT ANOTHER TIME AND PLACE. TODAY'S EBOOK OFFERS YOU EXACTLY THIS OPPORTUNITY -- IT'S A FINE MYSTERY NOVEL FROM 1938 BY ADELAIDE'S ARTHUR GASK !!
 
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Gask, Arthur [Arthur Cecil] (1869-1951) [Australian novelist, journalist, and dentist] Wikipedia Australian Dictionary of Biography

The Grave-Digger of Monks Arden (1938) [A Gilbert Larose mystery novel. The gravedigger of the title is named Daunt, and the name was appropriate, for "he gave to many who encountered him in the country lanes at night the suggestion of a prowling beast of prey." He was gravedigger "of the ancient church of St. Benedict, in the little village of Monks Arden, about three miles from Saffron Walden", a small and historic town in the northwest corner of Essex. Some strange events have been happening: events calling for the supreme talents of Gilbert Larose, who seems doomed never to fully leave behind his former career as a detective, much as he might wish to enjoy in peace his new status as a country squire in the pleasant solitude of Carmel Abbey.] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2021/04/11: THE VACCINES ARE HERE, BUT SO IS COVID-19'S THIRD WAVE. TIME TO GO TRAVELLING -- WITH DR JOHN DOLITTLE, NO LESS! NO COVID-19 TEST REQUIRED, AND NO QUARANTINE. ALL YOU NEED IS (1) TODAY'S FREE EBOOK, AND (2) YOUR COMPUTER, MOBILE PHONE, OR TABLET !!
 
THE PROJECT GUTENBERG US EBOOK, ADDED TO OUR CATALOGUE TODAY, COMPLETES OUR DIGITAL OFFERING BY PROVIDING YOU WITH AN EPUB VERSION OF THE NOVEL!
 
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Lofting, Hugh [Hugh John] (1886-1947) [English civil engineer, poet, illustrator, and writer of stories for children] Wikipedia

The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle (1922) Wikipedia [Winner of the 1923 Newbery Medal for children's literature. As you might expect, this second Doctor Dolittle book is about the Doctor's travels outside England, including such places as Spain, Africa, and South America. It is narrated by Tommy Stubbins, like the Doctor a resident of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh, but at nine and a half years of age much younger than the Doctor! Tommy is describing from the perspective of old age (for many years have passed) "that part of the great man's life which I myself saw and took part in". And what a lot he had seen! The novel is much longer than The Story of Doctor Dolittle, lavishly illustrated by Lofting himself, and is full of information about Doctor Dolittle's adventures outside England. For a summary of the book, have a look at the Wikipedia article; better yet, download the ebook and start reading! We offer two digital editions; the Project Gutenberg US edition includes an EPUB version. CAUTION: Certain elements of plot and language may seem racist by the standards of today.] Project Gutenberg US [PGUS #1154] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #39]

2021/04/04: OUR EASTER PRESENT TO YOU IS AN IMMORTAL LITERARY CLASSIC, AND A POWERFUL PLEA FOR ANIMAL RIGHTS. YES, TODAY WE'RE ADDING ANNA SEWELL'S BLACK BEAUTY TO OUR CATALOGUE !!
 
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Sewell, Anna (1820-1878) [English social activist and novelist] Wikipedia

Black Beauty: his Grooms and Companions. The Autobiography of a Horse. Translated from the Original Equine by Anna Sewell. (1877) Wikipedia [Anna Sewell's only novel, published in the last year of her life: a towering and permanent literary classic. It is the account of the life of a horse, Black Beauty, told from the perspective of Black Beauty himself: in the course of the novel we meet a wide range of horses and humans. The novel was written for adults, and is in essence a highly effective plea for animal rights and the proper treatment of horses, but its wonderfully pure classical English and short chapter lengths make it relatively easy reading for children as well. "The cover is from the 1897 Henry Altemus edition", according to the University of Adelaide's complete HTML digital edition. No artist's name is given.] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2021/03/31: WHAT BETTER COUNTRY TO VISIT THAN SPAIN? AND WHAT BETTER TRAVEL COMPANION TO HAVE THAN W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM ??
 
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Maugham, W. Somerset [William Somerset] (1874-1965) [English novelist and playwright] Wikipedia

The Land of The Blessed Virgin. Sketches and Impressions in Andalusia. (1905) [Travel book, beautifully written (what else would you expect from this wonderful author?) and full of interesting information on the southernmost part of Spain, its history, and its people. Project Gutenberg Canada offers you another famous travel book, Pagan Spain, written half a century later by Richard Wright. Books different in so many ways, but both of the highest excellence -- that's why they have each found their place in our catalogue!] Project Gutenberg US [PGUS #27252]

2021/03/27: IT'S BEEN A WEEK OR TWO -- TIME FOR A MYSTERY NOVEL BY AUSTRALIA'S ARTHUR GASK !!
 
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Gask, Arthur [Arthur Cecil] (1869-1951) [Australian novelist, journalist, and dentist] Wikipedia Australian Dictionary of Biography

The Night of the Storm (1937) [Mystery novel, featuring Gilbert Larose, of course! A man has been killed, of that there is no doubt: his name was Edwin Asher Toller, and he lived in the village of Stratford St Mary, six miles from the ancient city of Colchester: he was the bailiff (estate manager) of "the Priory", most definitely a Stately Home of England, complete with butler, gardener, and four servants. "The place has been in the possession of the Brabazon-Fanes, who are one of the best county families round here, for hundreds of years... The late General Brabazon-Fane, the last male of the line, died two years ago and the property descended to his three daughters Beatrice, Eva, and Margaret." All three sisters are suspects -- what a mess! Can Gilbert Larose lend a helping hand? Of course he can!] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2021/03/25: TODAY'S EBOOK IS BY JOSEPH CONRAD, NO LESS -- SET IN SOUTH AMERICA, PUBLISHED IN 1904, AND, LIKE ALL OF CONRAD'S NOVELS, ABSOLUTELY OF OUR TIME AND PLACE !!
 
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Conrad, Joseph [Korzeniowski, Józef Teodor Konrad] (1857-1924) [Polish mariner and novelist] Wikipedia

Nostromo. A Tale of the Seaboard. (1904) Wikipedia [Novel, with an Author's Note added by Conrad in 1917. It marks a transition point in his extraordinary writing career, being preceded by various sea novels and stories (Lord Jim, Youth, Typhoon), and followed by the political novels (The Secret Agent, Under Western Eyes). Nostromo is an adventure novel, set in a South American country named Costaguana, which is fictional, but bears an obvious resemblance to Colombia. There are many shenanigans, both political and financial, as was the case with Colombia during the exciting period of the US annexation of the Panama Canal Zone. The central character, Nostromo, originally from Italy, is at the same time an important figure in Costaguana, and yet somewhat apart from its people. "Perhaps the nearest approach to a brief analysis of the complex web of this book is to say that it tells how this Nostromo, whose pride and joy, whose whole stock-in-trade in life, is his integrity, his unblemished reputation, becomes a thief..." (Frederic Taber Cooper, The Bookman [US], November 1904)] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2021/03/23: MANNING COLES' SECOND CLASSIC ESPIONAGE NOVEL FEATURING TOMMY HAMBLEDON !!
 
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Coles, Manning [pseudonym of English author Adelaide Frances Oke Manning (1891-1959) and British intelligence agent Cyril Henry Coles (1899-1965)] Wikipedia

Pray Silence (1940) [It's hard to give a more accurate and concise summary than the one provided by the Saturday Review in their 10 May 1941 issue: "British spy loses memory and turns up decade later as high Nazi police official. He makes up for lost time." Yes, it's Tommy Hambledon, of course, in the second Manning Coles novel to feature him, a novel known in the United States as A Toast to Tomorrow, an excellent title, since it nicely parallels the title of the first novel, Drink to Yesterday, which was set during the First World War. Be that as it may, our hero is as far behind German lines as could be imagined: Hitler himself shows up as a character!] EPUB HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #1671]

2021/03/16: TODAY'S EBOOK IS A COLLECTION OF STORIES, SOME SHORT, OTHERS NOT SO SHORT, FROM ALDOUS HUXLEY !!
 
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Huxley, Aldous [Aldous Leonard] (1894-1963) [English novelist and essayist] Wikipedia

Little Mexican and Other Stories (1924) [Huxley's third collection of stories. The first and longest, Uncle Spencer, is nearly half the book. "My Uncle Spencer," says the narrator, "was a man of about forty when first I came from my preparatory school to stay with him." But Uncle Spencer, in spite of his English name, lives in eastern Belgium, which is where the story begins. The final story, Young Archimedes, twice adapted to film, is set in Italy, near the Apennines, and centres on a boy who starts showing signs of an exceptional musical talent. Little Mexican, the title story, is not about someone from Mexico, but about a hat, apparently a Mexican one, which as hats go was in fact very large. The narrator bought it in Ravenna, during his first visit to Italy, "and my shadow on the pavements of Ravenna was like the shadow of an umbrella pine." But it brought an unexpected benefit. Without it, people would never have thought he was a painter. "And I should never, in consequence, have seen the frescoes, never have talked with the old Count, never heard of the Colombella. Never.... When I think of that, the little Mexican seems to me more than ever precious." Three shorter stories fill out the volume: we leave them to you to explore!] Project Gutenberg US [PGUS #64814]

2021/03/12: TODAY, THE NOVEL THAT STARTED IT ALL! THAT IS, THE SPY NOVEL (THE FIRST OF MANY) THAT INTRODUCED TOMMY HAMBLEDON TO THE WORLD !!
 
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Coles, Manning [pseudonym of English author Adelaide Frances Oke Manning (1891-1959) and British intelligence agent Cyril Henry Coles (1899-1965)] Wikipedia

Drink to Yesterday (1940) [Neighbours Adelaide Manning, who had worked in the War Office during the First World War, and Cyril Coles, a career officer in British Intelligence, in 1940 jointly wrote their first novel (many were to follow) featuring Thomas Elphinstone Hambledon Wikipedia. It is set during the First World War: Hambledon is nominally a teacher, but in fact the important part of his work takes place during the vacations -- when he is in Germany! This work behind German lines is presumably based on Coles' own experience: he joined up as a teenager, had a phenomenal ability to learn languages quickly, and did indeed work behind German lines! "Tremendously effective and entirely thrilling tale of man whose split nationality and tragically divided personal loyalties changed his whole life." (Saturday Review, 15 February 1941)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1670]

2021/03/04: TODAY WE WELCOME SCOTLAND'S KENNETH GRAHAME TO OUR CATALOGUE! YES, WE NOW OFFER THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS -- WITH MAGNIFICENT COLOUR ILLUSTRATIONS BY PAUL BRANSOM, THE CELEBRATED AMERICAN WILDLIFE PAINTER !!
 
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Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932) [Scottish banker and novelist] Wikipedia

The Wind in the Willows (1908) Wikipedia [Novel. No ordinary novel, but one which has become permanently famous around the world. And yet Grahame had trouble finding publishers! It was published in the U.S. only after Theodore Roosevelt, president at the time, persuaded Scribners to accept the book, a decision we can all be sure they never regretted. Another famous admirer was A. A. Milne, author of Winnie the Pooh, who adapted part of it into a play. The main characters are animals, living alongside a river in southern England: Mole, Rat (technically a water vole, not a rat), Badger, and of course Mr Toad. For more details, simply check out the excellent Wikipedia article. Or, still better, why not take the plunge and start reading the book immediately? Once you've started reading, you won't want to stop! "It is difficult to describe the impression made by this beautifully written book, or to determine whether it was intended for children, for grown people, or for grown-up children--perhaps it was meant for all. It is full of dewy nature, breathes the open air of field, winding river, and forest." (The Nation, 24 December 1908) The Adelaide ebook comes with a superb set of colour illustrations by the American wildlife painter Paul Bransom (1885-1979) Wikipedia, which we consider fully the equal of the famous 1931 illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard, which are still under copyright as of 2021, and were supposed to be entering the public domain in 2027, not so long from now. The Tr*mp/Trudeau copyright extensions, an act of cultural vandalism, will keep the Shepard illustrations under copyright until 2047. ] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2021/03/02: WHAT A WAY FOR UPTON SINCLAIR TO ENTER OUR CATALOGUE! HERE'S HIS FAMOUS 1920 ANALYSIS OF HOW MEDIA COMPANIES OPERATE -- IT'S ALL STILL TRUE TODAY. ACTUALLY, LET'S FACE IT, THINGS ARE EVEN WORSE! SINCLAIR CONSIDERED THIS THE MOST IMPORTANT BOOK HE HAD EVER WRITTEN !!
 
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Sinclair, Upton (1878-1968) [American novelist, journalist, and politician] Wikipedia

The Brass Check. A Study of American Journalism. (1920) Wikipedia [In 1920 Upton Sinclair published his brilliant analysis of American journalism, which he considered to be dangerously hostile to the American public: "During the war our industrial autocracy has learned to organize for propaganda; it has learned the arts of hate. Today all the energies which were directed against the Kaiser have been turned against the radicals; also the spy-system which the government developed for the war has been turned against the radicals." The preface by Romain Rolland (1866-1944) [Nobel Prize for Literature, 1915] showed his understanding of the position Sinclair found himself in: "I am happy to see you always so burning with energy, but your next book prepares for you some rude combats. It requires a bold courage to dare, when one is alone, to attack the monster, the new Minotaur, to which the entire world renders tribute: the Press." And the hostile reception given the book largely demonstrated how correct Sinclair and Rolland both were. Even though he was an extremely famous author, he could not find a publisher, so published it himself: and getting paper was a problem! When the book appeared, there were very few reviews. And paid advertisements were refused as well! A century after the book appeared, we can safely say that the media crisis has if anything only gotten worse. Sinclair's continuing importance was recognized in the 2020 Netflix film Mank, in which Bill Nye plays Sinclair: it was nominated for no fewer than six Golden Globes!] Project Gutenberg US [PGUS #64657]

2021/03/01: WHAT BETTER WAY TO START OFF MARCH THAN WITH A NOVEL BY AUSTRALIA'S ARTHUR GASK? BUT WHAT'S THIS? IT'S MORE OF A SPY NOVEL THAN A MYSTERY -- AND A FINE SPY NOVEL IT IS !!
 
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Gask, Arthur [Arthur Cecil] (1869-1951) [Australian novelist, journalist, and dentist] Wikipedia Australian Dictionary of Biography

The Master Spy (1936) [Not a standard mystery novel, although murder is mentioned, and Gilbert Larose takes centre stage. But he is not the Gilbert Larose we have learned to love! He is "the one time international detective, now a country squire and married to the beautiful and wealthy widow, who up to the time of her marriage with him had been Lady Helen Ardane". Yet he is not living a life of total leisure: the British Secret Service needs his help! Does the novel deliver the espionage adventure promised by the title? And does Larose still possess his remarkable sleuthing abilities? The answer to both questions: Definitely!] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2021/02/28: TODAY, AN ACTION NOVEL BY "MANNING COLES", NO LESS, SET IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR, AND FEATURING AGENT TOMMY HAMBLEDON -- WHO IS CARRYING OUT A DANGEROUS MISSION WITHIN THE SOVIET UNION !! !!
 
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Coles, Manning [pseudonym of English author Adelaide Frances Oke Manning (1891-1959) and British intelligence agent Cyril Henry Coles (1899-1965)] Wikipedia

Alias Uncle Hugo (1952) [Novel of intrigue and espionage. Tommy Hambledon's latest assignment takes him to the Soviet Union. The Second World War is now over, but much intrigue is underway. Kaspar, the orphaned son of an Eastern European monarch, is living in the Soviet Union being sheltered by his tutor, who is passing him off as his great-nephew. This is not a situation that can last: fortunately Kaspar's Uncle Hugo shows up! But who exactly is Uncle Hugo, and what is he planning?] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1669]

2021/02/27: OUR FIRST EBOOK BY SAMUEL JOHNSON IS HIS WONDERFUL ACCOUNT OF THE JOURNEY HE MADE TO THE MOST DISTANT CORNERS OF SCOTLAND !!
 
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Johnson, Samuel (1709-1784) [English lexicographer, essayist, and poet] Wikipedia

A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland (1775) Wikipedia [Travel book, recognized on its publication as a classic, and famous to this day. In 1773, already in early old age, the eminent lexicographer and critic, who had travelled very little during the earlier part of his life, undertook an extremely strenuous journey of almost three months to Scotland, including some very remote parts of the Highlands and of the Hebrides. You'll often be using Wikipedia to find out more about the places he visits! His focus throughout is on what he sees each day, and his account is straightforward and always interesting. It is certainly relevant to Canadians, for he was visiting Scotland when the massive waves of emigration to Canada were already underway: given that our first two prime ministers were named Macdonald and Mackenzie, and were both born in Scotland, who can deny that modern Canada is largely a Scottish foundation? So for many Canadians this book will serve as an introduction to the Scotland which their ancestors knew. Note: The Adelaide ebook's title refers to the Western Isles, which is used quite often, but the 1775 first edition gives Islands.] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2021/02/26: IN TODAY'S EBOOK, WE FIND ARTHUR GASK'S FAMOUS DETECTIVE GILBERT LAROSE IN NORFOLK (NOT THAT FAR FROM SANDRINGHAM!); HE HAS BEEN BROUGHT IN BY SCOTLAND YARD TO DEAL NOT WITH A MURDER, BUT WITH A THREATENED KIDNAPPING !!
 
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Gask, Arthur [Arthur Cecil] (1869-1951) [Australian novelist, journalist, and dentist] Wikipedia Australian Dictionary of Biography

The Poisoned Goblet (1935) [As this mystery novel opens, Gilbert Larose is in his private office at Scotland Yard, deep in conversation with a senior investigator, Naughton Jones, who is about to go on medical leave. Larose learns to his amazement that he will be Jones' replacement! How did this happen? Through the intervention of Lady Helen Ardane, the wealthy American widow of a whiskey distiller, who lives in Norfolk (not that far from Sandringham!). She is extremely rich, twenty-seven years of age, and has a son, four years of age, who is at imminent risk of being kidnapped. Expertise is needed: hence her procuring Larose's assignment to the case!] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2021/02/21: WE'RE DELIGHTED TO OFFER A MYSTERY NOVEL BY ADELAIDE'S ARTHUR GASK! DARK DOINGS ARE AFOOT AT AN ENGLISH COUNTRY HOUSE -- WHO BETTER TO CALL IN THAN THAT AUSTRALIAN MASTER SLEUTH, GILBERT LAROSE ??
 
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Gask, Arthur [Arthur Cecil] (1869-1951) [Australian novelist, journalist, and dentist] Wikipedia Australian Dictionary of Biography

The Judgment of Larose (1934) [Mystery novel, featuring Gilbert Larose. Sir James Marley likes to have guests at Southdown Court in Eastbourne, on the Sussex Coast, but this decidedly grand house party is the unexpected scene of a murder! Just before his murder, Captain Dane had won more than two thousand pounds at the nearby Goodwood Racecourse, and the circumstances certainly need scrutiny. Who better to undertake this scrutiny than Gilbert Larose?] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2021/02/18: IN OUR CONTINUING EFFORT TO GIVE YOU SOME RELIEF FROM COVID AND THE POLITICIANS, TODAY WE PRESENT OUR FIRST EBOOK BY LAURENCE BINYON; ACTUALLY, THE FIRST BOOK HE EVER PUBLISHED. IT'S A BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED ART MONOGRAPH, WHICH WILL LOOK FABULOUS ON YOUR TABLET, MOBILE PHONE, OR MONITOR -- ENJOY !!
 
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Binyon, Laurence [Robert Laurence] (1869-1943) [English poet, translator, and art historian] Wikipedia

Dutch Etchers of the Seventeenth Century (1895) [Art monograph. Laurence Binyon is best known today for his poetry, but in his early adulthood he worked at the British Museum, specializing in prints and drawings, and this is his first published work: learned and yet easy reading. Many illustrations, ideal for displaying on your monitor or mobile device!] Project Gutenberg US [PGUS #64570]

2021/02/17: TODAY, RUDYARD KIPLING'S SECOND JUNGLE BOOK -- FEATURING SOME FINE ARTWORK BY KIPLING'S FATHER !!
 
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Kipling, Rudyard (1865-1936) [Anglo-Indian novelist and poet; Nobel Prize in Literature, 1907] Wikipedia

The Second Jungle Book (1895) Wikipedia [Stories and poems, similar in subject and style to those in the original Jungle Book, of which it is naturally a continuation. If you liked the first book, you'll probably like the second! "Decorated by" the author's father, John Lockwood Kipling (1837-1911) Wikipedia, who had made similar contributions to the original Jungle Book.] Project Gutenberg US [PGUS #37364]

2021/02/16: TODAY, AN EBOOK BY RUDYARD KIPLING! WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE JUNGLE BOOK -- AND OUR EBOOK INCLUDES MANY OF THE FIRST EDITION'S WONDERFUL ILLUSTRATIONS !!
 
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Kipling, Rudyard (1865-1936) [Anglo-Indian novelist and poet; Nobel Prize in Literature, 1907] Wikipedia

The Jungle Book (1894) Wikipedia [One of Kipling's most famous works, whose fame and influence show no signs of diminishing. It is a set of animal fables, published individually and then as this collection, mostly set in India, and strongly influenced by the ancient classical literature of Kipling's native India. The Adelaide ebook includes many drawings selected from the 1894 original edition of The Jungle Book, which was richly illustrated by no fewer than three artists: the author's father, John Lockwood Kipling (1837-1911) Wikipedia, American artist William Henry Drake (1856-1926) Wikipedia, and American artist Paul Frenzeny (d. 1902) Wikipedia.] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

Traduction française par Louis Fabulet (1862-1933) fr.wikipedia et Robert d'Humières (1868-1915) fr.wikipedia
Le Livre de la Jungle (1899) fr.wikipedia
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2021/02/14: HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!! OUR PRESENT TO YOU IS A FINE NEO-GOTHIC DETECTIVE NOVEL BY ARTHUR GASK! IF YOU WANT TO GIVE US A VALENTINE'S PRESENT IN TURN (THANK YOU!), SIMPLY KEEP UP AND STEP UP YOUR OPPOSITION TO TR*MP'S COPYRIGHT EXTENSIONS, WHICH HAVE NO PLACE IN CANADA !!
 
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Gask, Arthur [Arthur Cecil] (1869-1951) [Australian novelist, journalist, and dentist] Wikipedia Australian Dictionary of Biography

The Hidden Door (1934) [Gothic detective novel. Yes, seriously! Here's the opening sentence: "Grim and grey was Thralldom Castle. Eight hundred years and more its mighty walls had reared their heights to Heaven, scorched by the suns, buffeted by the tempests and fretted by the lashing rains." And that's just the beginning! Is there more to be said? Well yes! Arthur Gask once again shows his mastery of the writer's craft, and his detective, Gilbert Larose, yet again shows that he is equal to any kind of challenge!] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2021/02/11: OUR LATEST MYSTERY BY ARTHUR GASK FINDS DETECTIVE GILBERT LAROSE FIGHTING A MAJOR CASE OF BLACKMAIL, INVOLVING A RICH NEW YORK BANKER NEWLY ARRIVED IN BRITAIN !!
 
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Gask, Arthur [Arthur Cecil] (1869-1951) [Australian novelist, journalist, and dentist] Wikipedia Australian Dictionary of Biography

Gentlemen of Crime (1932) [Mystery novel. Gilbert Larose is back, and this time he's fighting blackmail! Mr Ephraim Smith, after a successful banking career in New York City, has moved to the United Kingdom and has been happily engaged in a lavish lifestyle: a house in Park Lane, a castle in the English countryside, an estate in Scotland, and so on. Then he gets a letter demanding that he make a relatively small donation to the Norwich Children's Hospital. "If you fail to do so within three days, the consequences will be unpleasant." He does not make the donation, and arson ensues, costing him three thousand pounds. Things get worse from then on. It's a good thing that Gilbert Larose is on the case!] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2021/02/10: OUR CONTRIBUTION TO BLACK HISTORY MONTH IS RICHARD WRIGHT'S FAMOUS ACCOUNT OF HIS CHILDHOOD IN MISSISSIPPI !!
 
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Wright, Richard [Richard Nathaniel] (1908-1960) [American novelist, poet, and essayist] Wikipedia

Black Boy. A Record of Childhood and Youth. (1945 version) [An immortal classic, often surrounded by controversy since its first publication, in which Wright recounts his earliest years in Mississippi, ending with his departure in 1925 for Memphis and his later move to Chicago. Wright's original manuscript had included six further chapters dealing with his life in Memphis and Chicago: after discussions with his publisher, Wright omitted these chapters from the 1945 first edition, which is the basis for our ebook; they were not published in full until 1977. We include, however, the first edition's Introductory Note by Dorothy Fisher Canfield (1879-1958) Wikipedia. "[Wright] does not care whether you read "Black Boy" as a novel, an autobiography, or a case study, provided you read him. And read him you must." (Howard Mumford Jones, Saturday Review, 3 March 1945)] EPUB HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #1668]

2021/02/08: OUR LATEST NOVEL BY ADELAIDE'S ARTHUR GASK FINDS HIS FAVOURITE DETECTIVE GILBERT LAROSE NOT IN AUSTRALIA, BUT IN LONDON!
 
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Gask, Arthur [Arthur Cecil] (1869-1951) [Australian novelist, journalist, and dentist] Wikipedia Australian Dictionary of Biography

The House on the Island (1931) [The start of this mystery finds Gilbert Larose not in Adelaide, nor in any part of his beloved Australia, but in London, Scotland Yard to be specific, in the office of the Chief Commissioner. Yes, he is now internationally famous! "Why, it's proverbial in Australia that Larose can reason back as quickly as he can reason forward, and they say that when a murder's been committed, no matter how long after, he can still see the very shadow that the murderer cast upon the wall." He has been brought in to deal with a crime wave in the East Counties that has been going on for six months. But immediately on landing in England he makes it clear that he is no ordinary detective, by foiling a pickpocket who was attempting to rob him. Did he turn the pickpocket in? No, he took him to dinner, persuaded him that he also was a pickpocket, and over that dinner learned a great deal about the realities of crime in the capital: "it was such an opportunity for me to learn from the opposite camp how you gentlemen here work, for I was able to go into places I could not have got into in any other way." Talk about a quick study! That's the end of the trailer; for the main feature, download the ebook!] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2021/02/07: TODAY'S EBOOK BY JACK LONDON IS BASED ON HIS PERSONAL EXPERIENCES (AND STRUGGLES) WITH ALCOHOL -- AN ISSUE THAT CONTINUES TODAY, BUT WAS MORE HONESTLY DISCUSSED IN LONDON'S TIME THAN NOW !!
 
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London, Jack (1876-1916) [American novelist, political activist, and journalist] Wikipedia

John Barleycorn (1913) Wikipedia [Novel. One of the mysteries of our age is the disappearance of the temperance movement. The ravages of alcohol continue, with immense harm to the social fabric, but are no longer commented on. Things were quite different a hundred years ago! But London's novel, with its focus on alcohol, is quite nuanced. John Barleycorn is a traditional name for barley, and by extension for the alcohol derived from barley. "His way leads to truth naked, and to death. He gives clear vision, and muddy dreams. He is the enemy of life, and the teacher of wisdom beyond life's wisdom. He is a red-handed killer, and he slays youth." But every aspect of society, particularly male society, is heavily biased towards alcohol. That hasn't changed! So Jack London has created a classic autobiographical novel that has lost none of its relevance since its first appearance. His conclusion? "I wish my forefathers had banished John Barleycorn before my time... else I should not have made his acquaintance."] Project Gutenberg US [PGUS #318]

2021/02/05: NOT ALL KILLINGS ARE MURDERS, BUT THIS FACT, ALTHOUGH EASILY STATED, IS NOT SO EASILY PROVED TO BE THE CASE. IT'S A GOOD THING THAT GILBERT LAROSE IS ON HAND IN OUR LATEST MYSTERY FROM AUSTRALIA'S ARTHUR GASK!
 
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Gask, Arthur [Arthur Cecil] (1869-1951) [Australian novelist, journalist, and dentist] Wikipedia Australian Dictionary of Biography

The Shadow of Larose (1930) [Mystery novel, featuring Gilbert Larose, "the star of all the detectives of the great Commonwealth of Australia, the prince of all the trackers of crime". Charlie Edis, the Adelaide bank clerk at the centre of the story, is undoubtedly a killer, in fact he's killed twice. But a killer is not always a murderer. A tricky situation, which certainly justifies bringing in Gilbert Larose from Sydney!] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2021/02/02: TODAY'S MYSTERY NOVEL BY ARTHUR GASK TAKES HIS DETECTIVE, GILBERT LAROSE, TO THE BEAUTIFUL BUT ISOLATED SHORES OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA. BUT IF LAROSE THOUGHT HE WAS ON HOLIDAY, HE SOON DISCOVERS HIS MISTAKE!
 
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Gask, Arthur [Arthur Cecil] (1869-1951) [Australian novelist, journalist, and dentist] Wikipedia Australian Dictionary of Biography

The Lonely House (1929) [One of Arther Gask's most popular mystery novels. The house in question is indeed lonely, being located on a remote part of South Australia's coast, far from any roads. It would be hard to imagine a more isolated location. But as it happens Gilbert Larose, "the best known of all the detectives of the great Commonwealth of Australia", normally a resident of Sydney, is visiting the area. He is recovering from typhoid fever, and the quiet and law-abiding lifestyle of South Australia will, it is thought, help his convalescence. He arrives "expecting to be intensely bored and wondering gloomily how he would be able to fill in his time." Well, boredom turns out not to be a problem at all. Quite the contrary!] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2021/01/30: TODAY WE'RE DELIGHTED TO INTRODUCE E. M. FORSTER TO OUR CATALOGUE! HE ENTERED THE CANADIAN PUBLIC DOMAIN IN JANUARY, A HUGE 96 YEARS AFTER THE BOOK WAS PUBLISHED -- PREPOSTEROUS!
 
IF TR*MP'S COPYRIGHT EXTENSIONS WERE FULLY IN PLACE (THEY SOON WILL BE), IT WOULD HAVE TAKEN 116 YEARS FOR THIS NOVEL TO ENTER THE PUBLIC DOMAIN. PREPOSTEROUS, AND COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE!
 
TR*MP HAS BEEN DUMPED BY THE AMERICANS; NOW IT'S TIME FOR CANADA TO DUMP TR*MP AS WELL, AND FOR PARLIAMENT TO DECLARE CANADA'S INDEPENDENCE AND ANNUL TR*MP'S COPYRIGHT EXTENSIONS !!

Forster, E. M. [Edward Morgan] (1879-1970) [English novelist, travel writer, and critic] Wikipedia

A Passage to India (1924) Wikipedia [One of Forster's most famous novels, and the last one published during his lifetime. It takes place in British India, centres on Dr. Aziz and on a group of English expatriates, and fully recognizes the ethnic and religious differences of the time (and, to be honest, of our time). There have been many discussions of the biases in the novel, but let's get real! It is by no means Anglocentric, something remarkable in a novel published by an Englishman long before the end of British India. The book was well received when it was published, and was awarded the 1924 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction.] Project Gutenberg US [PGUS #61221]

2021/01/26: OUR SIXTH NOVEL BY ADELAIDE'S ARTHUR GASK, AND OUR SECOND ONE FEATURING HIS SLEUTH, GILBERT LAROSE! NOT INCIDENTALLY, UNDER DONALD TR*MP'S SCANDALOUS COPYRIGHT EXTENSIONS, ARTHUR GASK'S NOVELS WOULD STILL BE LOCKED AWAY UNDER COPYRIGHT. TR*MP'S IMPEACHMENT CONTINUES: NOW IS THE PERFECT TIME FOR OUR POLITICIANS TO CLEANSE CANADA OF THE TWENTY-YEAR COPYRIGHT EXTENSIONS THEY PUT IN NAFTA AT TR*MP'S COMMAND !!

Gask, Arthur [Arthur Cecil] (1869-1951) [Australian novelist, journalist, and dentist] Wikipedia Australian Dictionary of Biography

The Dark Highway (1928) [Mystery novel, marking the second appearance in literature of Gask's sleuth Gilbert Larose. "A man still under thirty, he was by far the greatest detective that the Commonwealth had ever known... In his ideas he was a poet, an artist, and a dreamer--in fact, he was almost the last man one would have associated in any way with crime, yet crime in all its phases was the study and obsession of his life." The dark highway in the title is a desolate stretch of the road between Adelaide and Melbourne. "To the traveller, this part of the Adelaide-Melbourne route has always been the one most dreaded--because of its drifting sands, its loneliness, and the absence of all help should help be required." An appropriate setting for some sinister events! Murders, actually, which seem to have everything to do with horse-racing, in particular the race for the Christmas Cup at the Port Adelaide Racing Club!] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2021/01/20: OUR FIFTH NOVEL BY ADELAIDE'S ARTHUR GASK IS A VERY SPECIAL ONE -- IT MARKS THE ARRIVAL OF HIS FAVOURITE SLEUTH, GILBERT LAROSE!
 
OH YES, TODAY THE AMERICANS GOT RID OF DONALD TR*UMP -- HE'S DOWN IN MAR-A-LAGO, WE HEAR! NOW IT'S TIME FOR OUR POLITICIANS TO REMOVE THE TWENTY-YEAR COPYRIGHT EXTENSIONS THEY PUT IN NAFTA AT TR*MP'S COMMAND !!

Gask, Arthur [Arthur Cecil] (1869-1951) [Australian novelist, journalist, and dentist] Wikipedia Australian Dictionary of Biography

Cloud the Smiter (1926) [Mystery novel, marking the first appearance of Gilbert Larose, Gask's favourite sleuth in the many mystery novels he was to write in the years to come. The novel begins innocently enough. A young medical student from Sydney is taking a short holiday in Adelaide, and takes his bicycle for a solitary ride outside the city. Since he is alone, and in an area he does not know, naturally he has some problems with his tires and his lamp. He encounters two strangers who, it turns out, are up to no good. They seem to be part of a gang headed by someone called the Smiter. Lots of things are happening, clearly. And we're only in the first chapter! As the novel proceeds, we learn much more about what the gang is up to -- think big, think evil! Inspector Romilly of the Adelaide police gets involved, and decides that expert help is needed, so sends an urgent telegram to Sydney: "He had a personal friend there in the Head Detective Office, the great Gilbert Larose..." And that is how we meet Larose, who immediately became and remained Gask's favourite sleuth through the rest of his life (and novels). Does Larose's intervention make a difference? Of course it does! "Another capital Australian mystery story... It is a story that you won't want to put down until finished." (The World's News [Sydney], 3 July 1926)] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2021/01/15: LET'S GET AWAY FROM IT ALL! BEGONE, COVID-19! BEGONE, DONALD TR*MP AND YOUR MINIONS! BEGONE, YOUR TWENTY-YEAR COPYRIGHT EXTENSIONS IMPOSED ON CANADIANS BY YOUR OTTAWA MINIONS! INSTEAD, LET'S HEAD OFF TO ENGLAND JUST BEFORE THE REIGN OF VICTORIA, AND VISIT THE VILLAGE OF PUDDLEBY-ON-THE-MARSH, THERE TO MAKE THE ACQUAINTANCE OF... DOCTOR JOHN DOLITTLE !!
 
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Lofting, Hugh [Hugh John] (1886-1947) [English civil engineer, poet, illustrator, and writer of stories for children] Wikipedia

The Story of Doctor Dolittle (1920) Wikipedia [Or, to give its full title, The Story of Doctor Dolittle. Being the History of His Peculiar Life at Home and Astonishing Adventures in Foreign Parts. Never before Printed. The first of Lofting's children's novels about the famous doctor from Puddleby-on-the-Marsh, with many illustrations by Lofting himself, and a preface written for the tenth printing (1922) by PG Canada author Hugh Walpole (1884-1941). As the story begins we are introduced to John Dolittle, M.D., who is finding as time passes that he increasingly prefers his animal patients to his human ones, and so becomes a veterinarian, and much more: he masters the languages of many species. "There is poetry here and fantasy and humor... I don't know how Mr. Lofting has done it; I don't suppose that he knows himself. There it is--the first real children's classic since 'Alice.'" (Hugh Walpole). We offer two digital editions; the Project Gutenberg US edition includes an EPUB version.] Project Gutenberg US [PGUS #501] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #200]

2021/01/13: FORGET COVID, FORGET TR*MP, AND FORGET OUR POLITICIANS, WHO DID SO LITTLE TO RESIST HIM -- INSTEAD, LET'S HEAD OFF TO THE BAHAMAS, AROUND THE TIME JAMES BOND WAS ACTIVE IN JAMAICA! BOND HIMSELF IS NOT IN THIS NOVEL -- IN FACT, IAN FLEMING WAS TO INVENT HIM TWO YEARS LATER! INSTEAD, WE HAVE CHEYNEY'S GREAT BELGIAN-BORN CREATION ERNEST GUELVADA WHO AFTER MYSTERIOUS AND DANGEROUS WARTIME SERVICE IS NOW A BRITISH CITIZEN AND AN INTERNATIONAL AGENT, APPEARING IN PLACES WHERE HIS SERVICES ARE NEEDED -- SUCH AS THE ISLAND OF "DARK BAHAMA" !!

Cheyney, Peter [Reginald Evelyn Peter Southouse] (1896-1951) [English poet and novelist] Wikipedia

Dark Bahama (1950) [The "Dark" in the title is a tipoff: this spy novel is part of Cheyney's "Dark" series of espionage novels, not so very far removed from the works of Ian Fleming, his contemporary. And just as Fleming used Jamaica in some of his most famous James Bond stories, so Cheyney has here used the Bahamas. The island of Dark Bahama, our novelist tells us, is beautiful, and the people living there devote their lives to pleasure. But if Cheyney's mysterious Ernest Guelvada is there, chances are that there is trouble. And indeed there is: murder, to start with, and assorted intrigues. "Pseudo-sophistication, cliché culture", commented the Saturday Review (3 Feb 1951), but what's wrong with that? Yet the novel also features "taut narrative and plausible surprise to last sentence" -- that sounds good! All in all, if you like the spy stories of Fleming and his contemporaries, you may find this very much to your taste!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1667]

2021/01/08: THIS WEEK CONGRESS DUMPED TR*MP! CANADA'S TURN NOW TO DUMP HIS NAFTA COLONIALIST CLAPTRAP -- 20-YEAR COPYRIGHT EXTENSIONS INDEED! HE CAN PUT THOSE UP HIS MAR-A-LAGO!
 
HERE AT PROJECT GUTENBERG CANADA, WE LOVE AMERICANS, AND WE LOVE AMERICAN AUTHORS! TODAY'S EBOOK IS BY CALIFORNIA'S JACK LONDON. IT'S HIS STUNNING 1908 NOVEL THE IRON HEEL, WHICH HAS NOT DATED IN THE LEAST -- IT IS A STORY OF THE UNITED STATES BECOMING A CRUEL TOTALITARIAN STATE WHICH OPPRESSES THE POOR, CODDLES THE MILITARY, AND EMPOWERS THE RICH !!

London, Jack (1876-1916) [American novelist, political activist, and journalist] Wikipedia

The Iron Heel (1908) Wikipedia [Novel, set in Northern California, and told from the perspective of centuries from now, of the social turmoil in the early part of the twentieth century and its culmination: "appalling alike to us who look back and to those that lived at the time, capitalism, rotten-ripe, sent forth that monstrous offshoot, the Oligarchy... a fact established in blood, a stupendous and awful reality." The Oligarchy was also known as the Iron Heel, as it was seen to be "descending upon and crushing mankind." In particular, the Iron Heel oppressed the poor, destroyed unions, politicized the military, and carefully promoted the interests of the rich. All of which sounds like a certain American president of the early 21st century. Sad to say, just as in 2020 every single one of Canada's federal parties actively promoted Tr*mp's colonialist takeover of Canada's laws, so in the novel Canada "crushed her own socialist revolution, being aided in this by the Iron Heel... The result was that the Iron Heel was firmly established in the New World. It had welded into one compact political mass the whole of North America from the Panama Canal to the Arctic Ocean." Sounds a lot like the 2020 version of NAFTA! A fine novel, and an amazingly prescient view from 1908 of future events that lay hidden from most... but not from Jack London!] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2021/01/06: AUSTRALIAN NOVELIST ARTHUR GASK WAS KNOWN FOR HIS EXCELLENT MYSTERY NOVELS, OF WHICH HE WROTE MANY. BUT IN 1936, HE TOOK A BREAK FROM MYSTERIES AND INSTEAD GAVE US AN EXCEPTIONALLY ENTERTAINING FANTASY/SATIRE ON LIFE IN ADELAIDE. EXCELLENT LIGHT READING DURING THE DIFFICULT PERIOD WE ARE ALL TRAVERSING !!

Gask, Arthur [Arthur Cecil] (1869-1951) [Australian novelist, journalist, and dentist] Wikipedia Australian Dictionary of Biography

The Jest of Life (1936) [Novel, but not a mystery novel; instead, a light-hearted satire of life in Adelaide. As the novel opens, we are introduced to "Mr. Montague Twiggs, dental surgeon of Adelaide, South Australia". Sounds like Gask wrote a self-portrait! Or did he? If this is a self-portrait, Gask had some quite unusual experiences. For example, it turns out that Mr Twiggs' spirit could migrate into the bodies of other people. Archdeacon Bottleworthy to start with, of Adelaide Cathedral! Merriment ensues.] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2021/01/04: OUR SECOND NOVEL OF THE NEW YEAR IS FROM AUSTRALIA! IT'S FROM THE PEN OF ARTHUR GASK, WHO SET HIS NOVELS IN AND AROUND HIS BELOVED CITY OF ADELAIDE. THESE NOVELS MAY HAVE BEEN SET IN AUSTRALIA, BUT THEY QUICKLY ACQUIRED A WORLDWIDE REPUTATION !!

Gask, Arthur [Arthur Cecil] (1869-1951) [Australian novelist, journalist, and dentist] Wikipedia Australian Dictionary of Biography

The Secret of the Garden (1924) [Novel, narrated by its chief character, John Archibald Cups, "aged thirty-two, ledger clerk of ten years' standing in the Consolidated Bank of South Australia", who is framed by his employer and sentenced to five years in jail -- with hard labour! His account of the trial shows little respect for the justice system, and is a nicely written piece of mockery. He is sentenced, but the warder taking him to prison has a medical episode which our hero takes full advantage of, so instead of being bundled off to prison he finds himself taking a tram to the suburb of North Adelaide. Here he finds shelter in an unexpected place, and help from an unexpected person -- "the eccentric recluse. Dr Robert Carmichael". And that's just the beginning of the adventure!] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2021/01/01: HAPPY NEW YEAR! OUR NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS ARE SIMPLE:
(1) REVERSE TR*MP'S COPYRIGHT GRAB LAST YEAR,
(2) GET RID OF HIS TWENTY-YEAR COPYRIGHT EXTENSIONS, AND
(3) MAKE IT CLEAR THAT CANADIANS, NOT FOREIGN CORPORATIONS, CONTROL OUR COPYRIGHT LAWS
 
LIFE CONTINUES, HOWEVER, AND WE CONTINUE TO SERVE YOU, ALWAYS! OUR FIRST OFFERING OF 2021 IS A NOVEL BY LOUIS BROMFIELD, SET IN NEW ORLEANS DURING THE CIVIL WAR OF 1861-1865 !!

Bromfield, Louis (1896-1956) [American novelist, journalist, and organic farmer] Wikipedia

Wild is the River (1941) [Novel. The "river" of the title is the Mississippi, in New Orleans, where things are indeed wild, since it is no longer controlled by the Confederacy, but has fallen to the Union Army. Which does not mean that things have calmed down, either at the political level or in the lives of those living in what is still a largely French-speaking city. The novel is quite a read! "It is entertaining, it has enormous gusto, swagger, voodoo mysteries, wonderful black women who devise love potions for good American dollars, aristocratic Creoles, moonlight, fever, sultry heat... and lots and lots of sex." (Bess Jones, Saturday Review, 29 November 1941)] CAUTION: Certain elements of plot and language may seem racist by the standards of today. HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1666]

2020/12/29: WHAT ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON'S FINEST BOOK WAS, WHO CAN SAY? HE WROTE SO WELL IN SO MANY TYPES OF LITERATURE! SO LET'S ASK A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT QUESTION: OF ALL HIS BOOKS, WHICH IS THE MOST FAMOUS, IN EVERY COUNTRY AND IN EVERY AGE? THAT'S EASY -- TREASURE ISLAND, OF COURSE !!

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Treasure Island (1883) Wikipedia [Unquestionably the most influential of Stevenson's works: to this day it continues to shape popular culture. It is written with marvellous grace and skill, and as to the plot, the action never stops! The period is the eighteenth century and the narrator is Jim Hawkins, whose father runs the Admiral Benbow inn, located some distance west of Bristol in an isolated area. This isolation seems to delight "the brown old seaman with the sabre cut" who happens across the inn and becomes a long-term guest. But he is not entirely at ease even in this idyllic location, far removed from society: he pays Jim a silver fourpenny each month if he keeps his "weather-eye open for a seafaring man with one leg". Clearly their guest has a past, as becomes abundantly clear as the novel moves forward. Yes, there is definitely a treasure, and an island as well. The rest we leave to you to discover!] The University of Adelaide ebook includes a fine set of illustrations from 1915 by the Anglo-American artist Louis Rhead (1857-1926) Wikipedia.] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2020/12/27: AS YOU MIGHT GUESS, ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON'S MORE NEW ARABIAN NIGHTS FROM 1885 IS A SEQUEL TO HIS NEW ARABIAN NIGHTS PUBLISHED THREE YEARS BEFORE -- WHICH WAS OUR CHRISTMAS GIFT TO YOU !!

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More New Arabian Nights -- The Dynamiter (1885) Wikipedia [Stevenson's second collection of stories, written in collaboration with his wife, the American writer Frances ("Fanny") Van de Grift Stevenson (1840-1914) Wikipedia. The stories in the book are interconnected with each other and with the stories in the earlier volume.] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2020/12/23: MERRY CHRISTMAS! FOR HOLIDAY READING, OUR PRESENT TO YOU IS ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON'S FIRST SET OF STORIES, WHICH HAVE A WONDERFUL TITLE -- NEW ARABIAN NIGHTS !!

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New Arabian Nights (1882) Wikipedia [Stevenson's first collection of stories, with a 1905 preface by Stevenson's widow, Frances ("Fanny") Van de Grift Stevenson (1840-1914) Wikipedia. The book contains two sets of stories, the very famous and often adapted The Suicide Club Wikipedia and The Rajah's Diamond Wikipedia. All of the stories first appeared in a magazine called The London, which Fanny Stevenson described as "foredoomed to failure", since it was underfinanced. And indeed it only lasted from 1875 to 1879. But they were five glorious years! Stevenson's cousin, the art critic Robert Alan Mowbray Stevenson (1847-1900) Wikipedia, contributed to the stories in two ways. First, many of them originated from prolonged speculative discussions between the cousins. Second, "Whenever my husband wished to depict a romantic, erratic, engaging character, he delved into the rich mine of his cousin's personality. Robert Alan served, not only for the young man with the cream tarts [at the start of The Suicide Club], but as Paul Somerset in The Dynamiter and appeared in certain phases of Prince Otto [Stevenson's 1885 novel]." The stories are full of action, and take place in a Victorian universe not so very different from that of Sherlock Holmes: hardly a coincidence, since Stevenson and Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes' creator, were fellow Scotsmen who knew each other, and who both attended the University of Edinburgh!] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

Traduction française par Thérèse Bentzon (1840-1907) fr.wikipedia
Les Nouvelles Mille et Une Nuits (1890) fr.wikipedia
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2020/12/19: WHO WOULD CHOOSE TO GO TO A REMOTE AND MOUNTAINOUS REGION OF CENTRAL FRANCE WITH WINTER CLOSE AT HAND, GO ON A WALKING TRIP ACCOMPANIED ONLY BY HIS DONKEY MODESTINE, AND THEN WRITE A CLASSIC TRAVEL BOOK? WHY, ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, OF COURSE !!

Stevenson, Robert Louis (1850-1894) [Scottish novelist] Wikipedia RLS Website

Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes (1879) Wikipedia [Really, a road movie in book form. In the latter part of 1878 Stevenson spent a month in Le Monastier, a small town (smaller now than when Stevenson visited it) in a remote part of central France. But he was not there specifically to see Le Monastier, but to prepare for a twelve-day trip through the rugged and desolate Cévennes mountains. He chose a strange time of year for this challenging expedition, namely October, with summer a fading memory. And the terrain was difficult: "It was like the worst of the Scottish Highlands, only worse; cold, naked, and ignoble, scant of wood, scant of heather, scant of life." This naturally raises the question of why Stevenson would want to make such a trip, to which he replies, "For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake." But his account of this trip is fascinating, and remains famous to this day. And few transient visitors have had such an effect on the place they visited: the route he took is known to this day as the Chemin de Stevenson! fr.wikipedia] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2020/12/16: CHRISTMAS IS ALMOST HERE! IT'S BEEN A DIFFICULT YEAR FOR EVERYONE; WHAT BETTER TIME TO READ A CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE MOST FAMOUS CHRISTMAS STORY OF THEM ALL !!

Dickens, Charles [Charles John Huffam] (1812-1870) [English novelist, editor, and social activist] Wikipedia

A Christmas Carol (1843) Wikipedia [Or, to give its full title, A Christmas Carol in Prose. Being A Ghost Story of Christmas. This short novel by Dickens is surely the most famous of his works. Is a summary really needed? Perhaps not, but here goes! Ebenezer Scrooge ("scrooge" has long since become a word in the English language) is the surviving partner of the financial firm of Scrooge and Marley. It is Christmas Eve, but Scrooge is not an admirer of that holiday, and tells his nephew, who has different opinions, that "every idiot who goes about with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart." But then Scrooge encounters the ghost of his late partner Jacob Marley, who warns him that he must change his ways. Over the next three days he will be visited by three spirits, each with a message for him!
 
It is our pleasure to offer three digital editions, each beautifully illustrated by a famous artist of the time:
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2020/12/14: ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON'S SECOND "TRAVEL" BOOK DIDN'T TAKE HIM VERY FAR AFIELD -- IT'S ABOUT EDINBURGH, WHERE HE WAS BORN. BUT WHAT A BOOK IT IS !!

Stevenson, Robert Louis (1850-1894) [Scottish novelist] Wikipedia RLS Website

Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes (1878) Wikipedia [Stevenson's second book was an account of his native Edinburgh. But it is a balanced account of the city he knew, and while not lacking in praise of the city describes some of the city's less glamorous areas, and recounts some of its less illustrious historical moments. And is often very witty! The book is organized by city district, starting with the Old Town and ending in the Pentland Hills overlooking the south end of the city. An undying classic, by perhaps Scotland's finest author, and a fine reading choice if you would like to know more about "the Athens of the North".] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2020/12/12: OUR FIRST EBOOK BY THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN NOVELIST, ESSAYIST AND POET RICHARD WRIGHT !!

Wright, Richard [Richard Nathaniel] (1908-1960) [American novelist, poet, and essayist] Wikipedia

Pagan Spain (1957) [Travel memoir. Richard Wright was born in Mississippi, grew up in Chicago, but in 1946 had moved to France (by way of Canada!), and stayed there for the rest of his life, even becoming a French citizen. In August 1954 he was travelling in the far south of France, when he took a snap decision, turned his car south, and crossed the Pyrenee mountains into Spain. His encounter with Franco's Spain led to this famous memoir, which remains relevant to this day, for many of the issues Wright discusses remain unresolved today. Few travel books are as interesting and as witty.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1665]

2020/12/10: EACH OF EDGAR ALLAN POE'S THREE MYSTERY STORIES IS AN ENDURING CLASSIC. TODAY WE ARE DELIGHTED TO PUBLISH THE THIRD OF THESE STORIES, AND CAN NOW OFFER YOU THE ENTIRE SET !!

Poe, Edgar Allan (1809-1849) [American poet, editor, and author of novels and short stories] Wikipedia

The Purloined Letter (1844) Wikipedia [The final mystery story by Edgar Allan Poe, considered by its author perhaps the best of his "tales of ratiocination", as he called his mysteries. Once again, the Prefect of the Paris police calls on the services of C. Auguste Dupin for help with a puzzling case -- the theft of a letter from the royal apartments, which contains compromising information. But where can the letter be found?] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2020/12/08: OUR SECOND CLASSIC MYSTERY BY EDGAR ALLAN POE, FEATURING THE CHEVALIER C. AUGUSTE DUPIN !!

Poe, Edgar Allan (1809-1849) [American poet, editor, and author of novels and short stories] Wikipedia

The Mystery of Marie Rogêt (1842) Wikipedia [Mystery story, "A Sequel to 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue'". As the story opens, things have calmed down in Paris, or, as Poe's narrator puts it, "continuing to occupy our chambers in the Faubourg Saint Germain, we gave the Future to the winds, and slumbered tranquilly in the Present, weaving the dull world around us into dreams." Needless to say, this calm state of affairs does not continue. For the Paris police are now very much aware of the talents of the Chevalier C. Auguste Dupin, and now often consult him in difficult cases, for example the one involving Marie Roget. This sequel to The Murders in the Rue Morgue, the first modern mystery story, is independently famous, being the first mystery story based on a historical event, to be specific the 1841 death, under circumstances mysterious to this day, of Mary Rogers of New York City. Note: We have retained the ebook's spelling "Roget", and have not added a circumflex accent.] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2020/12/06: WE KNOW OUR READERS LIKE MYSTERY STORIES. THAT'S WHY WE OFFER SO MANY OF THEM! TODAY, IT'S OUR PLEASURE TO PRESENT THE STORY THAT STARTED IT ALL -- BY EDGAR ALLAN POE !!

Poe, Edgar Allan (1809-1849) [American poet, editor, and author of novels and short stories] Wikipedia

The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1841) Wikipedia [What was the first modern mystery story, and where was it written? Well, it wasn't written in England, but in the United States, by Edgar Allan Poe, no less! And it has remained famous ever since its first appearance. It features C. Auguste Dupin who is "of an illustrious family", but has little money, and therefore readily accepts the narrator's offer of covering the rent and maintenance for both of them in "a time-eaten and grotesque mansion, long deserted... and tottering to its fall in a retired and desolate portion of the Faubourg St. Germain." Shortly afterwards they (and the rest of Paris) learn of the shocking murders in the Rue Morgue, which interest Dupin greatly. But he is not satisfied with merely reading reports about the police investigation: "The Parisian police, so much extolled for acumen, are cunning, but no more." He would rather make up his own mind, after a personal examination of the evidence. Fortunately he knows the Prefect of Police "and shall have no difficulty in obtaining the necessary permission." Which turns out to be the case, and matters preceed from there! The University of Adelaide ebook includes a famous 1895 illustration by Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898) Wikipedia] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2020/12/01: WE BEGIN DECEMBER WITH OUR FIRST TITLE BY JACK LONDON, A TRULY FINE AMERICAN AUTHOR, WITH WIDE-RANGING TALENTS -- AS TODAY'S SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL WILL SHOW YOU !!

London, Jack (1876-1916) [American novelist, political activist, and journalist] Wikipedia

The Star Rover (1915) Wikipedia [Science fiction novel, one of the many types of writing in which Jack London excelled. The novel's narrator is Darrell Standing, a sometime professor at the University of California, Berkeley, wrongly imprisoned for the murder of another professor. He is harshly treated, to say the least, during his years of imprisonment at San Quentin Prison, founded in 1852 and operating to this day, in Marin County across the bay from Berkeley: during these violent episodes he finds that he is able to escape his pain by focusing his attention and entering an altered state, during which he experiences interstellar travel, and much else.] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2020/11/28: WE NOW OFFER ALL NINE OF SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE'S NOVELS AND STORY COLLECTIONS FEATURING SHERLOCK HOLMES !!

Doyle, Arthur Conan (1859-1930) [Scottish physician and author; creator of Sherlock Holmes] Wikipedia

His Last Bow (1917) Wikipedia ["The friends of Mr. Sherlock Holmes", remarks Dr Watson in his preface to this collection, "will be glad to learn that he is still alive and well, though somewhat crippled by occasional attacks of rheumatism." And indeed we are glad! He is in fact living in Eastbourne, on the Sussex coast, then as now a town attractive to the elderly. Despite its title, this is not the last set of Sherlock Holmes short stories, for ten years later The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes was to appear! Doyle had a remarkable ability to sustain the quality of his Sherlock Holmes stories as the series grew. His personal favourites among the Sherlock Holmes stories included two from this collection: "The Adventure of the Devil's Foot" and "The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans". Note: the University of Adelaide edition includes "The Adventure of the Cardboard Box" in this collection rather than in The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, where it had first appeared in 1893.] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2020/11/26: WHEN PROFESSOR MORIARTY IS INVOLVED, SHERLOCK HOLMES KNOWS THAT ALL OF HIS VAST CAPACITIES WILL BE FULLY TESTED -- AS IN TODAY'S NOVEL, THE VALLEY OF FEAR !!

Doyle, Arthur Conan (1859-1930) [Scottish physician and author; creator of Sherlock Holmes] Wikipedia

The Valley of Fear (1915) Wikipedia [The fourth and final Sherlock Holmes mystery novel. Holmes receives what today we would call an encrypted note, but not the cipher (key) needed to read it. Will Holmes be able to decrypt the note? Well, really, what an absurd question to ask! Soon enough, Holmes and Watson arrive at the village of Birlstone, "a small and very ancient cluster of half-timbered cottages on the northern border of the county of Sussex." For at the ancient Manor House a murder has just occurred.] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2020/11/24: LATER IN HIS LIFE, SCOTTISH AUTHOR ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON WOULD TRAVEL FAR AFIELD -- SAN FRANCISCO, HAWAII, AND FINALLY SAMOA! BUT HIS FIRST TRAVEL BOOK WAS SET CLOSER TO HOME -- THE RIVERS AND CANALS OF BELGIUM AND FRANCE !!

Stevenson, Robert Louis (1850-1894) [Scottish novelist] Wikipedia RLS Website

An Inland Voyage (1878) Wikipedia [Travel narrative. In 1876 Stevenson and his friend Sir Walter Grindlay Simpson (1843-1898) went on a canoe trip (one canoe for each, equipped with a sail) along the rivers and canals of Belgium and France, starting from Antwerp, and ending at the ancient city of Pontoise, now an outer suburb of Paris. Most of the trip was on or near the river Oise. The book has become a classic, with its many vignettes of our travellers' experiences along the way. You'll likely find yourself consulting Wikipedia frequently to find out more about the many interesting places our travellers visit!] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2020/11/22: WHEN IN 1893 SHERLOCK HOLMES' DEATH WAS ANNOUNCED, FANS WERE NOT PLEASED. ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE WAS LUCKY THAT SOCIAL MEDIA HAD NOT YET BEEN INVENTED -- WHAT A TWITTERSTORM THERE MIGHT HAVE BEEN! BUT THE FIGHT WAS NOT AN EQUAL ONE, AND DOYLE RESUMED WRITING STORIES ABOUT SHERLOCK HOLMES, AS TODAY'S EBOOK DEMONSTRATES !!

Doyle, Arthur Conan (1859-1930) [Scottish physician and author; creator of Sherlock Holmes] Wikipedia

The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1905) Wikipedia [Doyle had killed Holmes off in "The Final Problem", the story which had concluded the second collection, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. But the fans were not happy with his departure, so Doyle relented, and wrote the stories in this collection, in the first of which, "The Adventure of the Empty House", Holmes reappears in London, to the consternation and delight of Dr Watson. This was among Doyle's favourite Sherlock Holmes stories, as were several other stories in this book: "The Adventure of the Dancing Men", "The Adventure of the Priory School", and "The Adventure of the Second Stain".] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2020/11/19: TODAY'S EBOOK IS ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON'S LAST COMPLETE NOVEL, SET IN THE SOUTH SEAS -- AND WHAT A NOVEL IT IS !!

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The Ebb-Tide (1894) Wikipedia [Stevenson's final complete novel, written in collaboration with his American stepson Lloyd Osbourne (1868-1947) Wikipedia, who at the time was living in Samoa with his mother and stepfather. The novel is very far from being an idyllic portrayal of life in the South Seas, as can be seen from its opening sentence: "Throughout the island world of the Pacific, scattered men of many European races and from almost every grade of society carry activity and disseminate disease." (As you might guess, Stevenson was vehemently opposed to the annexation of the Pacific islands, Samoa in particular, by the colonial powers.) If the occasion demanded Stevenson could write for children, and write very well. But he was definitely an author for adults, and a very great one: his reputation has never faded.] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2020/11/17: AT PROJECT GUTENBERG CANADA, IT'S A PLEASURE TO OFFER OUR READERS FROM TIME TO TIME A CHOICE OF DIFFERENT DIGITAL EDITIONS OF THE SAME WORK -- PARTICULARLY WHEN IT'S SOMETHING AS SPECIAL AS THE CASE-BOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE'S FINAL COLLECTION OF STORIES ABOUT THE BAKER STREET LEGEND! WE'VE OFFERED OUR OWN EBOOK FOR FIVE YEARS NOW; IT'S A PLEASURE TO OFFER AS WELL THE EPUB FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE'S MAGNIFICENT EBOOK COLLECTION !!

Doyle, Arthur Conan (1859-1930) [Scottish physician and author; creator of Sherlock Holmes] Wikipedia

The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1927) Wikipedia [Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's final collection of stories featuring Sherlock Holmes: published forty years after Holmes' first appearance in print! All twelve of the stories were published in the Strand Magazine between 1921 and 1927. Doyle himself thought that "The Adventure of the Lion's Mane" and "The Adventure of the Illustrious Client", both in this collection, were among the best stories he had ever written about Holmes.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1274] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2020/11/16: OUR SECOND TITLE BY ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON REMAINS HIS MOST FAMOUS WORK TO THIS DAY !!

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Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886) Wikipedia [Novel (the title as given by Stevenson does indeed omit "The", although it shows up in many later editions, including the Adelaide ebook), written as a straight narrative, but then rewritten after discussions with his wife Fanny, all of this at great speed, especially considering that Stevenson was sick in bed at the time. As to the novel, "Jekyll and Hyde" has long since entered the English language as a phrase meaning the quite different good and evil aspects that can be observed in a single person in when social situations change. The University of Adelaide ebook that we present includes the 1904 illustrations by the American illustrator and filmmaker Charles Raymond Macauley (1871-1934) Wikipedia] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2020/11/14: 1N 1902, AFTER A GAP OF NINE YEARS, SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE PUBLISHED A NEW SHERLOCK HOLMES BOOK -- THIS TIME NOT A COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES, BUT A FULL-LENGTH NOVEL -- THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES !!

Doyle, Arthur Conan (1859-1930) [Scottish physician and author; creator of Sherlock Holmes] Wikipedia

The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902) Wikipedia [Novel, perhaps the most famous adventure of Mr Sherlock Holmes. In the moorlands of Devonshire, a mysterious gigantic hound seems to be active. And Sir Charles Baskerville, who had recently taken up residence in Baskerville Hall, has just died under mysterious circumstances. Could these two facts be connected? Could the hound be none other than the fabled Hound of the Baskervilles, feared for centuries?] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2020/11/12: SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE'S SECOND COLLECTION OF STORIES ABOUT SHERLOCK HOLMES AND DR WATSON! TWELVE MORE STORIES, TWELVE MORE CLASSICS !!

Doyle, Arthur Conan (1859-1930) [Scottish physician and author; creator of Sherlock Holmes] Wikipedia

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1893) Wikipedia [Doyle's second collection of Sherlock Holmes stories, twelve in number, all of them, as in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, initially published in The Strand Magazine, and all of them famous to this day: each of them has its own Wikipedia article.) Doyle intended this to be the end of his involvement with Sherlock Holmes, although this turned out not to be the case. But some years were to pass before the appearance of The Hound of the Baskervilles in 1902.] Project Gutenberg US [PGUS #834] (includes The Adventure of the Cardboard Box Wikipedia, which was part of the first edition, but was omitted from many later editions) EPUB [University of Adelaide] (omits The Adventure of the Cardboard Box)

2020/11/11: AFTER SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE PUBLISHED HIS FIRST TWO SHERLOCK HOLMES NOVELS, INDIVIDUAL SHORT STORIES STARTED APPEARING IN THE NEWLY FOUNDED STRAND MAGAZINE -- EACH OF THEM AN ENDURING CLASSIC, FAMOUS WORLDWIDE !!

Doyle, Arthur Conan (1859-1930) [Scottish physician and author; creator of Sherlock Holmes] Wikipedia

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892) Wikipedia [Twelve short stories, all of them published in The Strand Magazine Wikipedia in 1891 and 1892, and then published as a book, the first Sherlock Holmes collection: an instant and permanent classic. There is probably no such thing as a Sherlock Holmes story that is not well known, but the book does include some especially famous stories: The Adventure of the Speckled Band, for example, Doyle's personal favourite among all the stories he wrote about Sherlock Holmes, and A Scandal in Bohemia. The Project Gutenberg US ebook we use includes the contemporary illustrations by Sidney Paget (1860-1908) Wikipedia] Project Gutenberg US [PGUS #48320]

2020/11/09: TODAY, LET'S KEEP OUR THOUGHTS A GOOD LONG DISTANCE FROM THINGS LIKE COVID-19 -- OR AMERICAN POLITICS! WHAT BETTER FORM OF ESCAPE THAN READING ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE'S SECOND NOVEL FEATURING SHERLOCK HOLMES AND DR WATSON ??

Doyle, Arthur Conan (1859-1930) [Scottish physician and author; creator of Sherlock Holmes] Wikipedia

The Sign of the Four (1890) Wikipedia [The second of the four full-length Sherlock Holmes novels. It was first published in Lippincott's Magazine as The Sign of the Four, which seems to be the standard form used these days, but it was first published in book form as The Sign of Four. Be that as it may, the story begins when Miss Mary Morstan visits 221B Baker Street to consult Sherlock Holmes on the mysterious disappearance of her father some years before, and the strange events which followed, which seem to be linked to her father's military service in India. All this, of course, is masterfully resolved by Mr Sherlock Holmes with the able assistance of Dr Watson.] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2020/11/07: WHY NOT TAKE A BREAK FROM POLITICS -- WE'VE HEARD MORE THAN ENOUGH FROM AND ABOUT TR*MP OVER THE PAST FOUR YEARS. INSTEAD, ESCAPE TO THINGS OF VALUE, AND WE MEAN PERMANENT VALUE! TODAY'S EBOOK WAS FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1887 AND IS AN IMMORTAL CLASSIC FOR OBVIOUS REASONS: IT IS THE VERY FIRST APPEARANCE IN LITERATURE OF MR. SHERLOCK HOLMES AND, OF COURSE, DR. WATSON !!

Doyle, Arthur Conan (1859-1930) [Scottish physician and author; creator of Sherlock Holmes] Wikipedia

A Study in Scarlet (1887) Wikipedia [Few literary events of such magnitude have been as quiet as this mystery novel's introduction to the world of Mr. Sherlock Holmes. Arthur Conan Doyle was not yet a professional author, but a physician living in Southsea when he published this novel in the Beeton's Christmas Annual for 1887. It is narrated by John H. Watson, "Late of the Army Medical Department": Watson was indeed a veteran, wounded in Afghanistan -- some things really don't change! Anyway, like many before and after him, he finds London expensive, and is trying "to solve the problem as to whether it is possible to get comfortable rooms at a reasonable price" when he learns that Mr. Sherlock Holmes is trying to solve exactly the same problem. They are introduced, and agree to save money by sharing lodgings. Dr Watson naturally has no idea that his new roommate is a consulting detective ("I suppose I am the only one in the world"): the famous partnership of Holmes and Watson begins!] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2020/11/04: CHARLES JACKSON'S CLASSIC 1944 NOVEL OF A WEEKEND IN THE LIFE OF AN ALCOHOLIC -- FAMOUS IN ITS TIME, AND FAMOUS TODAY !!

Jackson, Charles [Charles Reginald] (1903-1968) [American novelist] Wikipedia

The Lost Weekend (1944) Wikipedia [Charles Jackson's first and most famous novel, about an altogether too exciting weekend experienced by a New York writer named Don Birnam, who has an alcohol problem, to say the least. That alone makes it relevant to Canada today! It was made into an equally famous movie Wikipedia which however omitted the novel's strong gay element, which is unfortunate, since gay bars were central to gay culture throughout the twentieth century: writers are notoriously prone to alcohol problems, gays as well, so gay writers (such as Jackson himself) are presumably at double risk. In any case, the novel remains famous to this day, as does the film, which won the 1944 Academy Award for Best Picture.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1664]

2020/11/01: TOXIC NATIONALISM IS A LETHAL DANGER TODAY, AND THE SAME WAS TRUE EIGHTY YEARS AGO. GEORGE ORWELL'S NOTES ON NATIONALISM ARE A BRILLIANT ANALYSIS OF THE SITUATION IN HIS DAY -- AND IN OURS !!

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Notes on Nationalism (1945) Wikipedia [Consider the horrifying consequences of the phrase "Make America Great Again" and you will immediately understand why this famous essay, written during the collapse of the Nazi regime, is so relevant today. George Orwell delivers his very serious message with his typical energy, clarity, and indeed brilliance. "Nationalism is power-hunger tempered by self-deception. Every nationalist is capable of the most flagrant dishonesty, but he is also -- since he is conscious of serving something bigger than himself -- unshakeably certain of being in the right... The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them."] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2020/10/30: NEVER HAS THE STUDY OF HISTORY BEEN MORE RELEVANT THAN IN THE YEAR 2020 -- THE TRAGIC HISTORY OF THE FASCIST DICTATORSHIPS OF NINETY YEARS AGO SEEMS TO BE REPEATING ITSELF. WHO BETTER TO COMMENT THAN GEORGE ORWELL ??

Orwell, George [Blair, Eric Arthur] (1903-1950) [English journalist, political thinker, and novelist] Wikipedia

Looking Back on the Spanish War (1943) [Five years after publishing Homage to Catalonia, Orwell looked back at the Spanish Civil War as he had experienced it. It's an interesting read, and very relevant today, for politics as now conducted in certain countries, democracies in name, has important and disturbing parallels to the Spanish Civil War, how it was fought, and how it was reported: "Early in life I have noticed that no event is ever correctly reported in a newspaper, but in Spain, for the first time, I saw newspaper reports which did not bear any relation to the facts, not even the relationship which is implied in an ordinary lie."] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2020/10/27: TODAY'S EBOOK IS AN ESSAY BY GEORGE ORWELL, WHICH BECAME AN INSTANT CLASSIC ON ITS PUBLICATION IN 1946 -- AND HAS SPECIAL IMPORTANCE TODAY, WITH THE RISE OF DESPOTS WORLDWIDE !!

Orwell, George [Blair, Eric Arthur] (1903-1950) [English journalist, political thinker, and novelist] Wikipedia

Politics and the English Language (1946) Wikipedia [This essay was first published in April 1946, after the collapse of Europe's fascist dictatorships. In a world where we are facing a massive resurgence of fascism, it retains all of its force. For current misuse of English, simply watch press conferences from Washington, London, or for that matter Ottawa, much as we like to think that Canada is somehow exempt from political doubletalk. If only! But this marvellous essay is particularly famous for its six rules of clear writing, given at the end, which any author would be wise to follow.] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2020/10/23: OUR FIRST EBOOK BY CHARLES JACKSON IS AN EARLY EXAMPLE OF THE GENUINE ARTICLE -- AN AMERICAN GAY NOVEL !!

Jackson, Charles [Charles Reginald] (1903-1968) [American novelist] Wikipedia

The Fall of Valor (1946) [There were gay elements in Charles Jackson's famous first novel, The Lost Weekend, but in his second novel these elements dominate. John Grandin is a successful academic in New York City: he has been promoted to a full professorship, Scribners has just accepted a book of his for publication, and so on. And yet, "John Grandin had lately found himself living under an emotional suspense. For hours, sometimes, he had a sense that something was about to happen to him, something untoward, perverse, impossible to fit into his comfortably ordered life." Which turns out to be precisely the case. Our young professor and his wife (to whom he has not been paying a great deal of attention) go on vacation to Nantucket, Massachusetts. And on the boat from New Bedford to Nantucket, they meet Cliff Hauman, a captain in the Marines, newly married. And Professor Grandin finds that he is thinking more or more of Cliff's "resplendent young manhood". Where does all this lead, if anywhere? To find out, read the novel!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1663]

2020/10/16: IN 1911, FOUR YEARS AFTER "THE SECRET AGENT", JOSEPH CONRAD PUBLISHED "UNDER WESTERN EYES", A NOVEL DEALING WITH CONSPIRACY, ASSASSINATION, AND POLITICS, TAKING PLACE IN ST PETERSBURG AND GENEVA. FORTY YEARS AGO, THIS WOULD ALL HAVE SEEMED INTERESTING, BUT FROM A PAST AGE. IN THE YEAR 2020 IT SEEMS VERY MUCH OF OUR TIME !!

Conrad, Joseph [Korzeniowski, Józef Teodor Konrad] (1857-1924) [Polish mariner and novelist] Wikipedia

Under Western Eyes (1911) Wikipedia [This is a novel of politics, intrigue, and assassination, taking place in Geneva and St Petersburg, and centred on Kirylo Sidorovitch Razumov, a Russian university student with a mysterious background. The "Western Eyes" of the title belong to the novel's narrator, an elderly teacher of languages who is a longtime resident of Geneva. "A whole quarter of that town, on account of many Russians residing there, is called La Petite Russie -- Little Russia. I had a rather extensive connexion in Little Russia at that time. Yet I confess that I have no comprehension of the Russian character." Conrad's father and grandfather had been politically active, which no doubt explains why in his 1921 Author's Note he said that "My greatest anxiety was in being able to strike and sustain the note of scrupulous impartiality... 'Under Western Eyes' on its first appearance in England was a failure with the public, perhaps because of that very detachment." But the book ended up a success for Conrad: in particular it went through many editions in Russia, and has become an enduring classic. Conrad drily noted in 1921 that "by the mere force of circumstances 'Under Western Eyes' has become already a sort of historical novel dealing with the past"; that is, the First World War and the Russian Revolution had changed everything. But this simply demonstrates how clear Conrad's vision was of where society was headed. For us today it has special relevance, given the shadowy world that has unexpectedly emerged around us: autocracies and oligarchies worldwide, massive state surveillance even in what are claimed to be liberal democracies, "black ops" and secret prisons, and the rest of it.] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2020/10/14: JOSEPH CONRAD WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN AT ALL SURPRISED BY THE SUDDEN RISE OF FASCISM IN THE LAST FEW YEARS. WHAT BETTER TIME TO ADD SOME OF HIS CLASSIC NOVELS TO OUR CATALOGUE ?

Conrad, Joseph [Korzeniowski, Józef Teodor Konrad] (1857-1924) [Polish mariner and novelist] Wikipedia

The Secret Agent (1907) Wikipedia [One of Conrad's most famous novels, but its fame was late in coming: when published in 1907 it did not sell extremely well, and reviews were mixed. How things have changed! Now it is one of Conrad's most famous novels, and it is easy to see why. It is quite different from Conrad's earlier novels of seafaring, and instead deals with the very modern world of espionage, conspiracy, and police surveillance -- with a good dose of incompetence mixed in. Need more be said?] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2020/10/09: TODAY'S EBOOK IS BY GEORGE ORWELL! IT IS (1) HIS FIRST FULL-LENGTH BOOK, (2) THE FIRST WORK HE PUBLISHED UNDER THE NAME "GEORGE ORWELL", AND (3) A FASCINATING FIRST-HAND DESCRIPTION OF THE LIFE OF THE POOR IN THE CAPITAL CITIES OF TWO VERY WEALTHY NATIONS !!

Orwell, George [Blair, Eric Arthur] (1903-1950) [English journalist, political thinker, and novelist] Wikipedia

Down and Out in Paris and London (1933) Wikipedia [In 1927 Eric Blair returned from Burma (where he had been a policeman) to London, and in the following year went to live and work in Paris. In both cities he lived in a considerable degree of poverty, and this book describes his experiences in and observations of the two capital cities. It was the first work Blair published under the name by which he would henceforth be known: George Orwell !] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2020/10/06: THE LATEST ADDITION TO OUR ALBERT CAMPION MYSTERY SERIES !!

Allingham, Margery [Youngman Carter, Margery Louise] (1904-1966) [English mystery novelist] Wikipedia

Coroner's Pidgin (1945) Wikipedia [The twelfth mystery in the Albert Campion series. "Pidgin" in the title and in the novel carries its secondary meaning of "A person's business, occupation, work, or trade" Wiktionary. The American publisher chose, perhaps wisely, to use a different title, Pearls Before Swine. Now let's discuss the novel! Mr Campion has been out of the country for three years on a government mission "so secret that he had never found out quite what it was". (Or perhaps the disorder we see at Westminster these days stretches back to the days of Albert Campion!) In any case, he's back from the mission, even the trip itself lasted a full eight weeks, and he is taking a bath, having been in London for a whole hour and ten minutes. Then a murder happens!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1662]

2020/10/05: SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE'S THIRD AND FINAL NOVEL FEATURING PROFESSOR CHALLENGER !!

Doyle, Arthur Conan (1859-1930) [Scottish physician and author; creator of Sherlock Holmes] Wikipedia

The Land of Mist (1926) Wikipedia [After the First World War, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who had lost several close male relatives in that war, became interested in Spiritualism Wikipedia; and that interest is reflected in this third and final Professor Challenger novel, which is quite different from its two predecessors. The Professor is indeed back, although no longer quite the ultimate alpha male of former years. This change was induced by the death of his wife in the flu epidemic: "Life had much yet to teach him, but he was a little less intolerant in learning." Similarly, Edward Malone is back, "but life had toned him down also, and made him a more subdued and thoughtful man... his mind was deeper and more active. The boy was dead and the man was born." The two attend a raucous public lecture at a Spiritualist Church off Edgware Road, and they start their investigations into the spiritual world.] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2020/09/30: IN 1936 GEORGE ORWELL WENT TO THREE INDUSTRIAL TOWNS IN NORTHERN ENGLAND. HIS REPORT ON WHAT HE FOUND IS FAMOUS TO THIS DAY, AND THE ISSUE OF ECONOMIC REPRESSION MORE RELEVANT THAN EVER NOW THAT WE LIVE IN THE WORLD OF COVID-19, WHERE THE TRULY ESSENTIAL WORKERS ARE OFTEN THE WORST PAID !!

Orwell, George [Blair, Eric Arthur] (1903-1950) [English journalist, political thinker, and novelist] Wikipedia

The Road to Wigan Pier (1937) Wikipedia [A book of reporting and sociological analysis. In 1936 Orwell left London to do first-hand research on economic and social conditions in three economically depressed communities in Northern England, the principal one being Wigan, Lancashire, a town whose economy at the time was based on coal mining. Orwell's report on what he found forms the first part of this book. The second part discusses why social attitudes allow economic inequality on this scale to exist. This controversy certainly continues today, not just in England but in Canada and elsewhere!] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2020/09/27: TODAY, WE INTRODUCE A CLASSIC SCIENCE FICTION AUTHOR TO OUR CATALOGUE -- JOHN WYNDHAM !!

Wyndham, John [Harris, John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon] (1903-1969) [English science fiction writer] Wikipedia

The Chrysalids (1955) Wikipedia [Science fiction post-apocalyptic novel, set in Canada, more specifically Labrador. The region's isolation from the rest of the world has allowed some communities to survive: intolerant and fearful places to live, particularly if you have any mutations, even minor ones, which do occur after something like a nuclear war. Physical mutations are bad enough -- you get sent to the Fringes. (We won't even talk about the Badlands!) But what happens if your mutation is major, but not immediately obvious to others. Something like telepathy, for example!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1661]

2020/09/25: OUR FIRST EBOOK BY THE NOBEL PRIZE WINNER RUDYARD KIPLING !!

Kipling, Rudyard (1865-1936) [Anglo-Indian novelist and poet; Nobel Prize in Literature, 1907] Wikipedia

Kim (1900-01) Wikipedia [Kipling is often called an English author, but he is more accurately described as Anglo-Indian: he was born in Bombay, where the first language he mastered was Hindi. This famous novel, principally intended for an adult audience, centers around Kim, a young orphan who is of Irish descent, but makes his own living on the streets of Lahore, and is in no way connected to the rulers of British India. At the start of the novel, Kim becomes the servant of a Tibetan lama who is on a pilgrimage, and so in the following chapters he sees both the plains and the mountains of India, and is profoundly influenced by Teshoo Lama's Buddhist teachings. There is much more for you to discover in this wonderful novel.] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2020/09/21: AN EPIC NOVEL (WE DO NOT USE THIS TERM LIGHTLY) BY MANCHESTER'S LOUIS GOLDING, PAINTED ON A VAST CANVAS OF TIME AND PLACE !!

Golding, Louis (1895-1958) [English novelist] Wikipedia

Five Silver Daughters (1934) [Novel, on a truly epic scale. Mr Sam Silver lives on Oleander Street in Manchester; his neighbour and close friend Isaac Emmanuel (hero of Mr. Emmanuel, also in our catalogue) is often to be found in his kitchen. Messrs Silver and Emmanuel are eminently respectable; in fact, Mr Silver in the course of the novel rises to a position of truly spectacular wealth. Which makes him an odd person to open his kitchen to the anarchists and other political types who gathered there. Of course, his five daughters were part of the reason that the anarchists were fond of visiting. And this is the story of these five very different daughters and how they fared in adult life, in England and elsewhere.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1660]

2020/09/19: SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE'S SECOND PROFESSOR CHALLENGER NOVEL REUNITES THE CHARACTERS OF THE LOST WORLD: THE ENTIRE WORLD IS UNDER THREAT !!

Doyle, Arthur Conan (1859-1930) [Scottish physician and author; creator of Sherlock Holmes] Wikipedia

The Poison Belt (1913) Wikipedia [Doyle's second novel to feature Professor Challenger, narrated as before by reporter Edward Malone: three years after the earlier adventure, it reunites the Professor with his companions from The Lost World. But this time they are headed not for South America, but for Professor Challenger's house in the London suburb of Surrey! Here they will ride out Earth's passing through a belt of deadly poison.] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2020/09/16: TODAY THE NOVEL, FAMOUS TO THIS DAY, THAT INTRODUCED PROFESSOR CHALLENGER TO THE WORLD! HINT: IT INVOLVES DINOSAURS !!

Doyle, Arthur Conan (1859-1930) [Scottish physician and author; creator of Sherlock Holmes] Wikipedia

The Lost World (1912) Wikipedia [The first and most famous of the novels featuring Professor Challenger Wikipedia. Edward Malone, a reporter, has a girl friend Gladys, who is somewhat interested in marriage, but "If I marry, I do want to marry a famous man!" Instead of wondering why he is wasting his time on her, he asks his editor for an assignment involving adventure and danger: that will impress her! And so he ends up accompanying Professor George Edward Challenger to a remote corner of South America. It's a shock when they encounter their first pterodactyl Wikipedia -- and we mean a living pterodactyl, not a fossil! Much else follows.] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2020/09/14: OUR FIRST EBOOK FEATURING SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE'S FAMOUS CREATION PROFESSOR CHALLENGER !!

Doyle, Arthur Conan (1859-1930) [Scottish physician and author; creator of Sherlock Holmes] Wikipedia

The Disintegration Machine (1929) Wikipedia [Science fiction short story. Professor Challenger Wikipedia is introduced to "a Latvian gentleman named Theodore Nemor... who claims to have invented a machine of a most extraordinary character which is capable of disintegrating any object placed within its sphere of influence. Matter dissolves and returns to its molecular or atomic condition. By reversing the process it can be reassembled." What if this claim turns out to be true?] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2020/09/12: FROM 1929, A NOVEL ABOUT THE LOST CONTINENT OF ATLANTIS, BY... SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE, NO LESS !!

Doyle, Arthur Conan (1859-1930) [Scottish physician and author; creator of Sherlock Holmes] Wikipedia

The Maracot Deep (1929) Wikipedia [Fantasy novel. Professor Maracot and his companions, who are both learned and intrepid, run into trouble during a deep-sea dive in the Atlantic, and are rescued by strangers who seem to be descendants of an ancient and mysterious race. Can our heroes find out who these strangers really are?] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2020/09/06: HAPPY LABOUR DAY! OUR HOLIDAY OFFERING IS THE SECOND MYSTERY NOVEL BY AUSTRALIAN MYSTERY AUTHOR ARTHUR GASK -- DARK DOINGS IN ADELAIDE !!

Gask, Arthur [Arthur Cecil] (1869-1951) [Australian novelist, journalist, and dentist] Wikipedia Australian Dictionary of Biography

The Red Paste Murders (1923) [Arthur Gask's first mystery novel The Secret of the Sandhills proved successful not only in Australia but in London, where an English edition was issued by Herbert Jenkins (famous as the publisher of PG Wodehouse), who published his subsequent novels, starting with this one. Like its predecessor, it was well received and sold well. The setting once again, is Adelaide; there are murders, several of them; the mysterious red paste comes from Colombo (Sri Lanka), where it is used by tiger hunters "before they go into the jungle after tigers, and it makes a man afraid of nothing in the world." Gask "has a sense of style, and of humour," commented The Register, an Adelaide newspaper (30 November 1923). "This is distinctly a book to be read."] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2020/09/04: ANTHONY TROLLOPE WAS ENGLISH, BUT LIVED AND WORKED IN IRELAND. A COUNTRY HE LOVED DEEPLY, AND WHERE HE ACHIEVED HIS FIRST CAREER SUCCESSES. SO OUR FIRST EBOOK BY TROLLOPE, ONE OF ENGLAND'S FINEST NOVELISTS, IS ABOUT PHINEAS FINN, BORN IN THE WEST OF IRELAND, BUT WHO TO HIS OWN SURPRISE BECOMES A MEMBER OF THE BRITISH PARLIAMENT !!

Trollope, Anthony (1815-1882) [English novelist and postal administrator] Wikipedia

Phineas Finn, the Irish Member (1867-68) Wikipedia [One of Trollope's most popular political novels. Phineas Finn, the son of Dr Malachi Finn of County Clare, somewhat against his father's wishes decides to study law in London rather than Dublin. In London he does not achieve academic greatness, but he does acquire a large number of influential friends, one of whom suggests that he might wish to seek election to Parliament. He chooses the Irish riding of Loughshane, "so small a place, that the expense would be very little. There were altogether no more than 307 registered electors. The inhabitants were so far removed from the world, and were so ignorant of the world's good things, that they knew nothing about bribery." He wins his seat, and his political career is launched. But life is not straightforward for a rural Irish member of an essentially English parliament in the metropolis of London.] Project Gutenberg US [PGUS #18000]

2020/09/02: TODAY'S EBOOK HARDLY NEEDS AN INTRODUCTION -- IT'S BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA !!

Stoker, Bram [Abraham] (1847-1912) [Irish novelist and theatre manager] Wikipedia

Dracula (1897) Wikipedia [The famous Gothic novel, many times adapted to film. Jonathan Harker, an English lawyer, is visiting no ordinary client: Count Dracula, who lives in a castle in the Carpathian Mountains of Eastern Europe. As he nears his destination, people start acting very strangely when they learn who Harker is on his way to visit. It's not giving much away to report that once he is there, vampires enter the picture and don't leave, even when the action shifts to England. Parts of the novel are in not very standard English, which some may find difficult reading. But who are we to disagree with the warm reception the novel received on publication (from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle among others), and its enduring popularity?] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2020/08/28: FEW OF GEORGE ORWELL'S WORKS ARE AS RELEVANT TODAY AS HIS EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT OF CATALONIA DURING THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR !!

Orwell, George [Blair, Eric Arthur] (1903-1950) [English journalist, political thinker, and novelist] Wikipedia

Homage to Catalonia (1938) Wikipedia [History, written by a participant: in December 1936 Orwell arrived in Barcelona to fight on the Republican side of the Spanish Civil War Wikipedia, and in June 1937 he crossed back into France, an older and a wiser man. In the interim he had been in the front lines of the conflict, had been badly injured, and had seen up front the deep and violent conflicts within the Republican side. Once back in England he wrote this famous first-hand account of the war, an enduring classic.] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2020/08/26: TODAY, A CLASSIC NOVEL OF THE SUPERNATURAL, SET IN THE WEST OF IRELAND! IT'S OUR FIRST NOVEL BY WILLIAM HOPE HODGSON -- MORE ARE LIKELY TO FOLLOW !!

Hodgson, William Hope (1877-1918) [English novelist, poet, mariner, and fitness trainer] Wikipedia The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

The House on the Borderland (1908) Wikipedia [Hodgson's hugely famous and hugely influential novel of supernatural horror. Two travellers in the West of Ireland happen upon the ruins of a house beside a lake, and in this house they find the journal of its final resident, the Recluse.] Project Gutenberg US [PGUS #10002]

2020/08/24: OUR FIRST EBOOK BY AUSTRALIAN MYSTERY AUTHOR ARTHUR GASK -- AMONG HIS FANS WERE H.G. WELLS AND BERTRAND RUSSELL, NO LESS !!

Gask, Arthur [Arthur Cecil] (1869-1951) [Australian novelist, journalist, and dentist] Wikipedia Australian Dictionary of Biography

The Secret of the Sandhills (1921) [In 1921, Arthur Gask, a UK-trained dentist who had arrived in Adelaide the previous year, printed at his own expense one thousand copies of this, his first novel -- and sold all of them in the space of three weeks! Gask was to become a famous mystery author, numbering H.G. Wells and Bertrand Russell among his admirers, and this first novel does indeed involve murder. It takes place, naturally, in and around Adelaide: its oceanside suburbs of Glenelg and Henley Beach Wikipedia have some magnificent sand beaches.] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2020/08/22: OUR FIRST EBOOK BY CHARLES DICKENS WAS ITS AUTHORS PERSONAL FAVOURITE. IT HAS BEEN ADAPTED TO FILM MANY TIMES. THE 1999 BBC PRODUCTION MADE DANIEL RADCLIFFE FAMOUS -- HE WENT ON TO PLAY HARRY POTTER! THE LATEST ADAPTATION, BY ARMANDO IANNUCCI, IS CURRENTLY BEING RELEASED IN THEATRES -- WHY NOT GET A HEAD START, AND READ THE NOVEL WHICH STARTED IT ALL?

Dickens, Charles [Charles John Huffam] (1812-1870) [English novelist, editor, and social activist] Wikipedia

David Copperfield (1850 [novel]; 1869 [preface]) Wikipedia [Or, to give its full title "The personal history, adventures, experience & observation of David Copperfield of Blunderstone Rookery. (Which he never meant to be Published on any Account.)" Dickens' eighth novel, probably his most famous one, and certainly its author's personal favourite. A rich panorama of life in the early Victorian era, largely inspired by Dickens' own early life.] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2020/08/21: HERE'S SOME FINE READING FOR A SUMMER WEEKEND: GEORGE ORWELL'S FOURTH NOVEL, PUBLISHED ON THE EVE OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR! ITS MAIN CHARACTER EXAMINES HIS DAILY LIFE IN THE PRESENT AND COMPARES IT TO LIFE AS HE HAD EXPERIENCED IT IN A SMALL OXFORDSHIRE TOWN IN THE GOLDEN YEARS BEFORE THE FIRST WORLD WAR !!

Orwell, George [Blair, Eric Arthur] (1903-1950) [English journalist, political thinker, and novelist] Wikipedia

Coming Up for Air (1939) Wikipedia [Orwell's fourth novel, set in the gloomy period just before the Second World War, and narrated by its chief character, George Bowling, who was born towards the end of the reign of Victoria. Wondering whether he can recapture the pleasant world of his youth, Bowling visits the small town he grew up in: Lower Binfield, in Oxfordshire, five miles from the banks of the Thames, a place where, it seems to Bowling, "it was summer all the year round."] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2020/08/19: THIS IS OUR GEORGE ORWELL WEEK -- TODAY WE PRESENT HIS THIRD NOVEL, WHICH DRAWS ON HIS EXPERIENCES AS A BOOKSTORE CLERK !!

Orwell, George [Blair, Eric Arthur] (1903-1950) [English journalist, political thinker, and novelist] Wikipedia

Keep the Aspidistra Flying (1936) Wikipedia [Orwell's third novel, set in London during the thirties. Our hero, Gordon Comstock, believes that people pay too much attention to money, which is obviously true, but only up (or rather down) to a certain point, as he discovers when he gives up a job in advertising, and starts a job in a bookstore, which pays much less. You are perhaps wondering what an aspidistra is. In literal terms, it is a house plant that requires little care and can thrive under difficult conditions Wikipedia. But a century ago aspidistras had a connotation of social respectability. Consequently our hero tells his girlfriend that she wants to see him "earning a decent income again. In a GOOD job, with four pounds a week and an aspidistra in the window." An odd thing for him to say, since one of the few things aspidistras struggle with is bright sunlight.] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2020/08/17: TODAY'S EBOOK IS THE FIRST NOVEL BY GEORGE ORWELL, AND DRAWS ON HIS OWN EXPERIENCE AS A BRITISH COLONIAL OFFICER !!

Orwell, George [Blair, Eric Arthur] (1903-1950) [English journalist, political thinker, and novelist] Wikipedia

Burmese Days (1934) Wikipedia [Orwell's first novel, set in Burma (Myanmar), where Orwell had served as a member of the Indian Imperial Police. A British teak merchant cannot accept what he sees of the colonial system in action, but finds that integrating himself into Burmese life is not so easy.] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

2020/08/16: TO CELEBRATE THE HEIGHT OF SUMMER, SOME EXCELLENT SUMMER READING -- A CLASSIC NOVEL BY MARGERY ALLINGHAM, FEATURING ALBERT CAMPION !!

Allingham, Margery [Youngman Carter, Margery Louise] (1904-1966) [English mystery novelist] Wikipedia

Sweet Danger (1933) Wikipedia [The fifth Campion novel, which starts in the opulent surroundings of the French Riviera, and later shifts to a Suffolk village named Pontisbright. But Pontisbright is no ordinary village, and this is no ordinary mystery novel! The Saturday Review (8 July 1933) called it Albert Campion's "most hair-raising and side-splitting adventure... this author makes witchcraft really exciting, a mythical kingdom really romantic, a mystery both thrilling and hilarious."] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1659]

2020/08/10: OUR FIRST EBOOK BY NATHANAEL WEST IS A CLASSIC PORTRAIT AS LIFE AS IT ACTUALLY WAS IN HOLLYWOOD IN THE THIRTIES !!

West, Nathanael [Weinstein, Nathan] (1903-1940) [American novelist and screenwriter] Wikipedia

The Day of the Locust (1939) Wikipedia [Novel about life as it was actually lived in and around Hollywood, where West himself worked as a screenwriter, filmed in 1975 by John Schlesinger Wikipedia. The US Declaration of Independence famously cites as a basic human right not actual happiness, but the pursuit of happiness. Many have moved to California seeking happiness, yet have not found it. And our hero Tod Hackett discovers that many of those he encounters "had come to California to die": this is the world he sets out to explore. He is himself a new arrival, hired by a studio on the basis of his work as a student at the Yale School of Fine Arts.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1658]

2020/07/23: OUR FIRST EBOOK BY THE AMERICAN POET LANGSTON HUGHES !!

Hughes, Langston [James Mercer Langston] (1902-1967) [American poet and playwright] Wikipedia

The Big Sea (1940) [A wondrously wide ranging and beautifully written autobiography by the famous American biracial poet, very much in tune with today's discussions of race, multiracialism, and intersectionality. CAUTION: A less racist book than this would be hard to imagine, but society has changed since it was written, and some of the language in the book would today be considered offensive.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1657]


Complete catalogue / Notre collection

You will find thousands of other interesting titles at Project Gutenberg's US and Australian websites. Many of the Canadian ebooks listed below were originally created for these two sites, which have kindly made them available to us. You will find a large catalogue of excellent titles in French at Ebooks Libres et Gratuits, who have also kindly made their catalogue available to us.

Nous tenons à remercier nos partenaires, Projet Gutenberg US, Ebooks libres et gratuits et Projet Gutenberg Australie, qui vous offrent des milliers de livres captivants. Les deux premiers possèdent un vaste catalogue de titres en français. Ce sont nos partenaires qui se sont occupés de numériser de nombreux documents ci-dessous.





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Select Comic Tales. From the Best Authors. (ca. 1808) [A collection of tales, mostly anonymous, selected by an anonymous editor, but including stories by François Blanchet (1707-1784) fr.wikipedia and Charles Johnstone (ca.1719 - ca.1800) Compendium of Irish Biography. Colour frontispiece and title page by an anonymous artist. All in all, a work with a good deal of anonymity.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #560]
Aunt Ann's Lesson-Book, for Very Young Children. In Words of One and Two Syllables. (1822) [Vignettes intended to entertain and instruct young children, "by a friend to little children." Includes colour illustrations by an anonymous artist.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #515]
Tales and Novels for Youth of Both Sexes (1831) [Tales and historical accounts from French history and culture, published in Paris in 1831, but written in English. The illustrations include an engraved frontispiece reproducing a work by Charles-Abraham Chasselat (1782-1843).] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #549]
The Broken Vase, and Other Stories; for Children and Youth. (1847) [Stories for children, with illustrations]
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Story of Simple Simon (this edition ca. 1850-1864) [Traditional children's poem Wikipedia, nicely illustrated by an unknown hand] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #514]
Dan Drake's Rhymes and Dame Duck's Jingles (1859) [Illustrated poems]
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Ball-Room Dancing Without a Master, and complete guide to the Etiquette, Toilet, Dress and Management of the ball-room; with all the Principal Dances in Popular Use. (1872) [Manual]
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Comic Animals and their Adventures. With Alphabet and Rhymes. (ca. 1880?) [Alphabet book and children's story: includes illustrations by G. H. Thompson (fl. 1833-1884) and Louis Wain (1860-1939) Wikipedia]
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WAAC: The Woman's Story of the War (1930) [Autobiography: an intimate account of the writer's personal experience of the First World War. Not your standard war memoir!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
Metropolitan Cook Book, Edition of Aug. 1954 (1954) [Cookbook. published by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped


Abbott, John Stevens Cabot (1805-1877) [American historian] Wikipedia

The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and his Companions in their explorations of the prairies, forests, lakes, and rivers, of the New World, and their interviews with the savage tribes, two hundred years ago. (1875) [History, mostly concerning René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle Wikipedia Dictionary of Canadian Biography] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped


Abbott-Smith, George (1864-1947) [Canadian theologian and philologist]

A Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament (1937 [third edition: first edition published in 1921, second edition in 1923]) [Dictionary of New Testament Greek, with many references to how Greek words in the New Testament were used in the Septuagint translation of the Old Testament to represent their Hebrew counterparts] HTML zipped DjVu PDF
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Acland, Peregrine Palmer (1890-1963) [Canadian novelist] The Dusty Bookcase (Brian Busby) Field Punishment No.1 (James Calhoun)

All Else Is Folly. A Tale of War and Passion. (1929) [One of the most famous Canadian novels about the First World War, describing the experiences of a young soldier, Alexander Falcon, who finds himself transported from a ranch in southern Alberta to the battlefields of France, with part of the novel being set at an English country house, Bendip Towers. No less a figure than Ford Madox Ford (1873-1939) Wikipedia contributed the preface: "Major Acland's is, I imagine, the first really authentic work of imaginative writing dealing with the War to come out of one of the great British Dominions... it will be little less than a scandal if the book is not read enormously widely. And that is the truth."] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1162]


Addison, Joseph (1672-1719) [English essayist and playwright] Wikipedia NNDB

Cato. A Tragedy. (1713) [Tragedy, extremely popular throughout the eighteenth century, describing the last days of Cato the Younger (95-46 B.C.) Wikipedia, a leading opponent of Julius Caesar. Our edition includes some introductory remarks by the playwright and novelist Elizabeth Inchbald (1753-1821) Wikipedia] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped Wikipedia [PGC #496]


Aeschylus (ca. 525-456 B.C.) [Athenian playwright] Wikipedia

Translations by Murray, Gilbert [George Gilbert Aimé] (1866-1957) [English classical scholar] Wikipedia Australian Dictionary of Biography Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon (BBKL) [in German]

Alain-Fournier, pseudonyme de Fournier, Henri Alban (1886-1914) [Romancier français] fr.wikipedia

Le Grand Meaulnes (1913) [Roman] HTML et Texte


Albani, Emma (1847-1930) [Canadian opera singer] Wikipedia Dictionary of Canadian Biography Library and Archives Canada La Scena Musicale (article by Gilles Potvin) The Virtual Gramophone (recordings!) The Virtual Gramophone (biography)]

Forty Years of Song (1911) [Albani's own account, profusely illustrated, of her sensational rise to international fame in the world of opera and oratorio] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PG Canada ebook #500]
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Legendre, Napoléon (1841-1907) [Journaliste canadien] fr.wikipedia Dictionnaire biographique du Canada
Albani (Emma Lajeunesse) (1874) [Biographie de la cantatrice Emma Albani (1847-1930) fr.wikipedia Dictionnaire biographique du Canada Bibliothèque et Archives Canada La Scena Musicale (article par Gilles Potvin)] Le Gramophone virtuel (enregistrements!) Le Gramophone virtuel (biographie)]
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Allen, Grant [Charles Grant Blairfindie] (1848-1899) [Canadian scientist, novelist, and historian] Wikipedia Peter Morton's Grant Allen website grantallen.org

Philistia (1884) [Novel] Text
Biographies of Working Men (1884) [Short biographies of Thomas Telford, George Stephenson, John Gibson, William Herschel, Jean-François Millet, James Garfield, and Thomas Edward] Text Text
Falling in Love, with other essays on more exact branches of science (1889) [Essays on science] HTML and Text
What's Bred in the Bone (1890) [Novel] Text
The Great Taboo (1890) [Novel] Text
Recalled to Life (1891) [Novel] Text
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Science in Arcady (1892) [Essays on science] HTML and Text
Michael's Crag (1893) [Novel] Text
Post-Prandial Philosophy (1893) [Light essays] HTML and Text
The British Barbarians (1895) [Science fiction novel] Text
The Woman Who Did (1895) Wikipedia [Novel, controversial at the time of its publication. Herminia Barton is very well educated, rather poor, and thinks for herself: she does not wish to marry, a fact which largely determines the course of the novel. We include the 1895 title page, which was created by Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898) Wikipedia.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #950] PG US ebook
An African Millionaire: Episodes in the Life of the Illustrious Colonel Clay (1897) [Detective short stories] Text
Twelve Tales, with a Headpiece, a Tailpiece, and an Intermezzo: Being Select Stories by Grant Allen, Chosen and Arranged by the Author (1899) [Allen's own selection of his personal favourites among the many short stories he created. In the very interesting introduction he explains how, essentially by accident, he became a writer of fiction.]
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Hilda Wade, a Woman with Tenacity of Purpose (1900) [Posthumous novel; final chapters completed by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)] HTML and Text


Allen, Ralph (1913-1966) [Canadian journalist, historian, and novelist] Wikipedia

Peace River Country (1958) [Novel. A family decides to moves to Peace River Country, the vast region which straddles northwestern Alberta and northeastern British Columbia Wikipedia The move does not go smoothly, but transforms their lives completely! If you or your family are from any part of Western Canada, the world described by this novel may well seem familiar: it is a past still not very distant.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1615]


Allingham, Margery [Youngman Carter, Margery Louise] (1904-1966) [English mystery novelist] Wikipedia

The Crime at Black Dudley (1929) Wikipedia [Mystery novel: the first to feature Albert Campion Wikipedia as a character. Black Dudley is a large, old and mysterious house in a remote area. Where better to hold a house party? In the course of which the elderly Colonel Coombe dies -- but not, it seems, of natural causes! The sleuth is pathologist George Abbershaw; but among the guests is Albert Campion, who to some extent steals the show. He was to appear as the principal sleuth in many subsequent novels and stories by our author.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1631]
Look to the Lady (1931) Wikipedia [At the beginning of this, the third Campion novel, Mr Val Gyrth is homeless and living in the streets of London, whence he is retrieved by someone who has mysteriously good knowledge of his circumstances. His rescuer is none other than Albert Campion! What lies ahead? Mystery and intrigue, of course! All of it involving a fabled family treasure; hence the novel's US title, The Gyrth Chalice Mystery.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1652]
Police at the Funeral (1931) Wikipedia [The fourth mystery novel featuring Albert Campion, and taking place in Cambridge, more specifically at a house named Socrates Close. The house's name is mysterious, and so are the events taking place in and around it.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1628]
Sweet Danger (1933) Wikipedia [The fifth Campion novel, which starts in the opulent surroundings of the French Riviera, and later shifts to a Suffolk village named Pontisbright. But Pontisbright is no ordinary village, and this is no ordinary mystery novel! The Saturday Review (8 July 1933) called it Albert Campion's "most hair-raising and side-splitting adventure... this author makes witchcraft really exciting, a mythical kingdom really romantic, a mystery both thrilling and hilarious."] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1659]
Dancers in Mourning (1937) Wikipedia [Mystery novel, the eighth to feature Albert Campion, set within the glamorous world of the British stage.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1566]
Mr. Campion: Criminologist (1937) [Mystery stories. "Bespectacled Albert ambles shrewdly through one long, six short episodes involving murders, thefts, etc... Verdict: Irreproachable" (Saturday Review, 20 November 1937). The long story is The Case of the Late Pig, which we have omitted for the simple reason that it is already available in our catalogue as a separate ebook!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1543]
The Case of the Late Pig (1937) Wikipedia [Mystery novel, featuring (and narrated by) Allingham's famous creation Albert Campion Wikipedia. Obituaries are normally published after someone's passing. But the obituary for R. I. "Pig" Peters appeared in the newspaper; then, some weeks later, he died. Naturally the situation interests Campion: he and Pig had gone to school together!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1407]
The Fashion in Shrouds (1938) Wikipedia [Mystery novel featuring Albert Campion. Not one murder to solve, but three, with, as you might guess, considerable attention to the world of high fashion!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1637]
Coroner's Pidgin (1945) Wikipedia [The twelfth mystery in the Albert Campion series. "Pidgin" in the title and in the novel carries its secondary meaning of "A person's business, occupation, work, or trade" Wiktionary. The American publisher chose, perhaps wisely, to use a different title, Pearls Before Swine. Now let's discuss the novel! Mr Campion has been out of the country for three years on a government mission "so secret that he had never found out quite what it was". (Or perhaps the disorder we see at Westminster these days stretches back to the days of Albert Campion!) In any case, he's back from the mission, even the trip itself lasted a full eight weeks, and he is taking a bath, having been in London for a whole hour and ten minutes. Then a murder happens!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1662]
More Work for the Undertaker (1949) Wikipedia [Mystery novel, featuring Albert Campion, taking place in an area of London where people are known to disappear mysteriously. A central role is played by the Palinode family, formerly rich, more recently not so rich, but now some of their old wealth may be coming back.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1656]
No Love Lost (1954) [Two mystery novellas. The Patient at Peacocks Hall, is narrated by Ann Fowler, an assistant GP in a rural medical practice, who has to deal not only with the challenges of her practice, but also with losing her fiancé, John Linnett, to Francia Forde, a new and scintillating starlet -- they'll even appear in a movie together! The narrator of the second novella, Safer than Love, is Elizabeth Lane, newly married to the headmaster of Buchanan House, in the town of Tinworth. But the townspeople are puzzled -- Victor seems to be leading exactly the same kind of independent life as before the arrival of his glamorous wife from the city. Both novellas are written with Allingham's usual expertise and style, not to mention an unusually wide view of the world and its doings: one of the factors that gives her a special place among the classic mystery authors.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1642]
Word in Season. A Story for Christmas. (1965 version) [A very short story, set at Christmas and featuring Albert Campion Wikipedia. An earlier version, A Word in Season, had appeared in 1955.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1450]


Alloway, Mary Wilson (1848-1919) [Canadian novelist and historian]

Famous Firesides of French Canada (1899) [Essays on the history of French Canada] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #443]
Crossed Swords. A Canadian-American Tale of Love and Valor. (1912) [Historical novel set during the 1775 attack on Quebec Wikipedia by American forces led by Richard Montgomery Wikipedia Dictionary of Canadian Biography and Benedict Arnold Wikipedia Dictionary of Canadian Biography, successfully repulsed by the British garrison under the command of Guy Carleton Wikipedia Dictionary of Canadian Biography] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #660]


Andersen, Hans Christian (1805-1875) [Danish writer and poet; écrivain et poète danois] Wikipedia fr.wikipedia

Contes merveilleux - Tome I [Contes] HTML et Texte
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Stories from Hans Andersen (1911) [Stories: illustrated by Edmund Dulac (1882-1953) Wikipedia] HTML and Text

Tales from Hans Andersen Forty-Two Stories (1930) [Stories: translated from the Danish by M. R. James (1862-1936) Wikipedia]
Andrews, Roy Chapman (1884-1960) [American explorer] Wikipedia

An Explorer Comes Home. Further Adventures of Roy Chapman Andrews. (1947) [The author's account of his life in Colebrook, Connecticut Wikipedia after his decades of exploration in the Far East] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #902]
Heart of Asia. True Tales of the Far East. (1951) [Autobiographical essays about various adventures of the author during his celebrated expeditions to China and Mongolia] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #886]
Beyond Adventure. The Lives of Three Explorers. (1954) [Biographical sketches of the Arctic explorer Robert Peary (1856-1920) Wikipedia, of the African explorer Carl Akeley (1864-1926) Wikipedia, and of the author himself. These short biographies originally appeared in True, The Man's Magazine Wikipedia Field & Stream (David E. Petzal) before they were collected in this book.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #962]


Anet, Claude [pseudonyme de Jean Schopfer] (1868-1931) [Journaliste et romancier français] fr.wikipedia

Ariane, jeune fille russe (1920) [Roman: la source de deux films célèbres: Ariane, jeune fille russe (1932, Paul Czinner) IMDb et Ariane [Love in the Afternoon] (1957, Billy Wilder, avec Audrey Hepburn, Gary Cooper, et Maurice Chevalier) IMDb en.wikipedia fr.wikipedia] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip


Apollinaire, Guillaume (1880-1918) [Romancier et poète français] fr.wikipedia

Les Onze Mille Verges (1907) [Roman érotique] fr.wikipedia HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip RTF RTF zip PDF PDF zip


Aristophanes (445 B.C. or earlier - ca. 385 B.C.) [Athenian playwright] Wikipedia

Translations by: Murray, Gilbert [George Gilbert Aimé] (1866-1957) [English classical scholar] Wikipedia Australian Dictionary of Biography Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon (BBKL) [in German]


Arkell, Reginald (1882-1959) [English novelist and poet] Wikipedia

Old Herbaceous (1950) [The celebrated light novel, featuring Bert Pinnegar, a rather special gardener. Beautifully illustrated by John Minton (1917-1957). Wikipedia Tate Collection] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #843]


Arlen, Michael (1895-1956) [English novelist, playwright, and essayist] Wikipedia

Ghost Stories (1932) [Seven ghost stories by a famous master] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1143]


Arnold, Matthew (1822-1888) [English poet and critic] Wikipedia NNDB

St. Paul and Protestantism, with an essay on Puritanism and the Church of England (1870) [Two essays on St. Paul's teachings, as they have been conceived, and misconceived] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #880]


Atiyah, Edward [Edward Selim] (1903-1964) [Lebanese political activist and novelist] Wikipedia

The Cruel Fire (1962) [Mystery novel, notable in several respects: (1) it is set in Lebanon, although there is a Hollywood connection, (2) it's not so much about a murder as the attempt to conceal the murder, and (3) its author was not primarily a novelist, but an Oxford-educated journalist and sometime secretary of the Arab League. The novel is nicely written, and succeeds in offering both entertainment and instruction.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1537]


Aubert, Albert [Écrivain français]

L'Horloge qui chante. Nouvelle américaine. (1843) [Conte. L'histoire de l'horloger Daniel, originaire de la Nouvelle-Écosse, et Louise Saunders, une jeune fille de Cleveland.] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip EPUB [PG Canada no 955]


Aubert de Gaspé, Philippe (1814-1841) [Romancier canadien] Encyclopédie canadienne Wikipedia (en anglais)

L'influence d'un livre (1837) [Roman] HTML et Texte


Auzias-Turenne, Raymond (1861-1940) [Écrivain et diplomate français] (gendre de Louis Beaubien [1837-1915] Dictionnaire biographique du Canada)

République Royale (1894) [Essai politique] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped


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Babcock, John Pease (1855-1936) [Canadian naturalist and author] University of Washington

Peace River Joe (1924) [A prize-winning short story, dedicated by its author "to my friends in remembrance of many happy days spent on the waters and in the woods of British Columbia."] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #842]


Bainville, Jacques (1879-1936) [Historien et journaliste français] fr.wikipedia Académie Française

Comment s'est faite la Restauration de 1814 (1914) [Monographie sur le retour des Bourbons en 1814] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip EPUB [PGC no 829]
Napoléon (1931) [Biographie du soldat et homme d'État français fr.wikipedia] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip Texte UTF-8 Texte UTF-8 zip EPUB [PGC no 739]


Barrie, J. M. [James Matthew] (1860-1937) [Scottish playwright] Wikipedia The New Yorker (Anthony Lane)

Quality Street (1901) [Comedy. Our ebook is based on an edition assigned to 1913 which included a marvellous set of colour illustrations by Hugh Thomson (1860-1920) Ulster History Circle] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PG Canada ebook #648] Wikipedia
Half an Hour (1913 [first performance]; 1928 [first publication]) [A one-act play, unusually sardonic in tone for Barrie, as can be seen from his introduction to the play: "Mr. Garson, who is a financier, and his young wife, the lovely Lady Lilian, are in their mansion near Park Lane, but they are not at home this evening to the public eye; they are in the midst of a brawl..."] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #876] Half an Hour : An Aspect of J. M. Barrie's View of Womankind (Yashima Tanabe, 1974)
Half Hours (1914) [Four one-act plays] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped New York Times (8 Nov. 1914): review by Hildegarde Hawthorne (1871-1952), children's author and granddaughter of PG Canada author Nathaniel Hawthorne
Shall We Join the Ladies? (1928) [A one-act play. Barrie's description: "For the past week the hospitable Sam Smith has been entertaining a country house party, and we choose to raise the curtain on them towards the end of dinner...Smith is a little old bachelor, and sits there beaming on his guests like an elderly cupid. So they think him, but they are to be undeceived."] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #874]


Barrière, Théodore (1821-1877) [Dramaturge canadien],
Decourcelle, Adrien (1824-1892) [Dramaturge canadien],
Grangé, Eugène (1810-1887) [Dramaturge canadien], et
Roy, Régis (1864-1944) [Dramaturge canadien]


La tête de Martin: Comédie en un acte (1900) [Comédie] HTML et Texte


Barry, Philip [Philip Jerome Quinn] (1896-1949) [American playwright] Wikipedia Georgetown University Time (cover), 25 January 1932

The Animal Kingdom. A Comedy. (1932) [Comedy; one of Barry's greatest hits] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #788] Time, 25 January 1932


Bateman, Reginald John Godfrey (1883-1918) [Canadian university teacher and military officer] Dictionary of Canadian Biography Wikipedia

Reginald Bateman, Teacher and Soldier. A Memorial Volume of Selections from his Lectures and Other Writings. (1922) [An anthology, edited and with a preface by unnamed friends and students of Bateman at the University of Saskatchewan, where Bateman taught English. The anthology includes lectures and essays on Francis Thompson (1859-1907) Wikipedia, J. M. Synge (Bateman was from Ireland), Browning, Wordsworth, Dickens and Thackeray, some skilfully written poems, and some wartime items.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1056]


Bealby, John Thomas (1858-1943/1944) [Canadian fruit rancher and author]

Fruit Ranching in British Columbia (1909) [The author's account of his emigration from England to Nelson, B.C. and his subsequent adventures as a successful fruit rancher. Includes 32 photographs.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #682]


Beaugrand, Honoré (1848-1906) [Journaliste canadien] fr.wikipedia Dictionnaire biographique du Canada Encyclopédie de l'Agora

Anita: Souvenirs d'un contre-guerillas (ca. 1874) HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip
Jeanne la Fileuse: épisode de l'émigration franco-canadienne aux États-Unis (1878) [Roman] HTML et Texte
Six mois dans les Montagnes-Rocheuses: Colorado—Utah—Nouveau-Mexique (1890) [Récit de voyage] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip
La chasse galerie: légendes canadiennes (1900) [Récits] HTML et Texte


Beaumont, Francis (1584-1616) [English playwright] Wikipedia
Fletcher, John (1579-1625) [English playwright] Wikipedia

The Knight of the Burning Pestle (1613) [Parodic drama, certainly influenced by Don Quixote, first presented in 1607 and published six years later. We present the 1898 annotated edition by Frederic William Moorman (1872-1919) Wikipedia, notable for its deep but unobtrusive learning.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #698] Wikipedia


Bechdolt, Jack [John Ernest] (1884-1954) [American journalist, cartoonist, and science fiction author] Wikipedia

The Torch (1920) Wikipedia [Post-apocalyptic novel, not so very different in tone from any number of recent movies, in spite of its being first published almost a century ago. The "torch" in question is that held by the Statue of Liberty!]
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Beeman, Herbert (d. 1931) [Canadian businessman and poet] ABCBookworld

For Our Bureau. Being the Bureau Ballads contributed to Volumes One and Two of "Via Vancouver," the journal of the Foreign Trade Bureau of the Vancouver Board of Trade, by the Secretary, Herbert Beeman. (1924) [Expertly written light poems, taking as their inspiration the subject matter of the weekly Luncheon Lectures at the Foreign Trade Bureau of the Vancouver Board of Trade. Trade patterns being what they are, some of the poems are surprisingly topical even today.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1222]


Beerbohm, Max [Henry Maximilian] (1872-1956) [English satirist, critic, and caricaturist] Wikipedia The Victorian Web

The Works of Max Beerbohm (1896) [Essays: bibliography by John Lane (1854-1925)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped Text (PG US)
Yet Again (1909) [Essays] HTML and Text
Zuleika Dobson, or, an Oxford love story (1911) [Novel] HTML and Text
A Christmas Garland (1912) [Parody] HTML and Text
And Even Now (1920) [Parody] HTML and Text
Lytton Strachey (1943) [Lecture] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
Mainly on the Air (1946) [Radio talks, and some articles] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #542]


Belcourt, Napoléon-Antoine (1860-1932) [Canadian politician] Wikipedia

Bilingualism: Address Delivered before the Quebec Canadian Club (1916) [Lecture] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped


Bellamy, Edward (1850-1898) [American novelist and social theorist] Wikipedia

Looking Backward 2000-1887 (1888) [Novel: introduction by Heywood Broun (1888-1939) Wikipedia; biographical sketch by Sylvester Baxter (1850-1927)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped Wikipedia New York Times (article by Warren Sloat)


Benchley, Robert Charles (1889-1945) [American essayist, critic, and actor] Wikipedia National Review Online (S. T. Karnick)]

Review of Gordon Daviot's play "Richard of Bordeaux" (1934) [Review of the New York production of the West End hit Richard of Bordeaux, written by Elizabeth MacKintosh using the pen name of Gordon Daviot. MacKintosh's famous mystery novels were written using the pen name of Josephine Tey; and it is under Tey's name that you will find PG Canada's digital edition of Richard of Bordeaux!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #558]
Benchley Beside Himself (1943) [Satirical essays] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #662]


Benét, Stephen Vincent (1898-1943) [American author and poet] Wikipedia

From Thirteen O'Clock: Stories of Several Worlds (1937) [Short stories]
From Tales before Midnight (1939) [Short stories]
Nightmare at Noon (1940) [Poem, written around the time that the U.S. entered the Second World War] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #818]


Bengough, John Wilson (1851-1923) [Canadian cartoonist and publisher] Wikipedia Dictionary of Canadian Biography

Bengough's Chalk-Talks. A Series of Platform Addresses on various topics, with reproductions of the impromptu Drawings with which they were illustrated. (1922) [Illustrated lectures] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
You will find an interesting and very readable essay "A Pioneer Canadian Cartoonist" on Bengough in Hector Charlesworth's The Canadian Scene (1927), which includes essays on many other things Canadian. Charlesworth's fine book is available to you from this site as a PG Canada ebook, with our compliments!


Bennet, Robert Ames (1870-1954) [American novelist] Wikipedia University of Wyoming

The Desert Girl (probably ca. 1928: certainly before 1958) [Novel (Western)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped


Bennett, Arnold [Enoch Arnold] (1867-1931) [English novelist] Wikipedia Literary Heritage West Midlands

Friendship and Happiness (1912) [Reflections on happiness, with special reference to friendship and to the importance of Christmas] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
Things That Have Interested Me (1921) [A journal of day-by-day reflections on a multitude of subjects. A type of writing more common in French literature than English, but none the worse for that, especially coming from Arnold Bennett.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #849]
Things That Have Interested Me. Second Series. (1923) [Further essays and reflections. Includes a review of James Joyce's recently published Ulysses Wikipedia] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #858]
Riceyman Steps (1923) Wikipedia [Novel about a London secondhand bookseller, his wife, and his maid. Winner of the 1923 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1006]
Elsie and the Child. A Tale of Riceyman Steps and Other Stories. (1924) [Thirteen tales about various residents of London, the first of them being Elsie Sprickett, the domestic servant who had already appeared in Arnold's well received 1923 novel Riceyman Steps.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1004]
Things That Have Interested Me. Third Series. (1926) [Essays] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
The Strange Vanguard: A Fantasia (1928) [Novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
Accident (1929) [Novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
Imperial Palace (1930) Wikipedia [Hotel novel (Bennett's final novel, and his longest), with a multitude of plots and characters: "rich with good humor and understanding... a book to be bought, to be read fast or slowly, to he kept and read again." (Henry Williamson, Saturday Review, 12 December 1930). It was published at much the same time as Vicki Baum's Menschen im Hotel (Grand Hotel): both could be called forerunners of Canadian novelist Arthur Hailey's 1965 bestseller Hotel. Bennett must have been fond of grand hotels: many years earlier, in 1902, he had published The Grand Babylon Hotel, available as a free ebook from Project Gutenberg US] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1447]
The Night Visitor and Other Stories (1931) [Short stories] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
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Benson, E. F. [Edward Frederic] (1867-1940) [English novelist] Wikipedia

Visible and Invisible (1923) [Stories of the supernatural] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped UTF-8 text UTF-8 text zipped EPUB [PGC #1003]
Spook Stories (1928) [Ghost stories, as you might guess.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #809]
Charlotte Brontë (1932) [A biography of the famous author of Jane Eyre, with a fine selection of contemporary illustrations] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1074]
More Spook Stories (1934) [Further ghost stories, written as a sequel to Spook Stories, which had appeared six years earlier] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1030]


Benson, Louis FitzGerald (1855-1930) [American church historian and hymnologist] Princeton Theological Seminary

The Hymnody of the Christian Church [The Stone Lectures, 1926, Princeton Theological Seminary] (1927) [Lectures on various aspects of the use of hymns in Christian worship] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped UTF-8 text UTF-8 text zipped [PGC #479]


Benson, Stella (1892-1933) [English novelist] Wikipedia

The Little World (1925) [Travel essays, describing our author's visits to numerous exotic locations. "Have no fears that "The Little World " is not interesting and well-written and clever and alive. Stella Benson is never, in any of these respects, a disappointment; she is too expert a journalist to fail the readers who for her sake alone will wander through India and China, and go across the American continent, and touch Africa, and swelter in Aden." (Saturday Review, 5 December 1925)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #267]
Goodbye, Stranger (1926) [Novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
The Man Who Missed the 'Bus (1928) [Short story] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
Worlds Within Worlds (1928) [Travel essays] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
Hope Against Hope and Other Stories (1931) [Short stories] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped


Bernanos, Georges (1888-1948) [Romancier français] fr.wikipedia

L'Imposture (1927) [Roman] HTML (Ebooks libres et gratuits)
Saint Dominique (1928) [Biographie] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip
La joie (1929) [Roman] HTML (Ebooks libres et gratuits)
Un crime (1935) [Roman policier] HTML (Ebooks libres et gratuits)
Journal d'un curé de campagne (1936) [Roman: Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française, 1936] HTML (Ebooks libres et gratuits)
Nouvelle histoire de Mouchette (1937) [Roman] HTML (Ebooks libres et gratuits)
Réflexions sur le cas de conscience français (1943) [Conférence faite à Rio-de-Janeiro le 15 Octobre 1943] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip
Monsieur Ouine (1946) [Roman] HTML (Ebooks libres et gratuits)


Lord Berners (Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson, fourteenth Baron Berners) (1883-1950) [English composer, painter, and novelist] Wikipedia New Criterion (article by Joseph Epstein) The Guardian (article by Gavin Bryars)

First Childhood (1934) [Autobiography] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped


Bernier, Hector (1886-1947) [Romancier canadien]

Au large de l'Écueil (1912) [Roman] Texte
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Besier, Rudolf (1878-1942) [English playwright] Wikipedia

The Barretts of Wimpole Street. A Comedy in Five Acts. (1930) [Play about the initial meeting of the poets Elizabeth Barrett Wikipedia and Robert Browning Wikipedia, and the events that ensued] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #861] Wikipedia


Bibaud, François-Maximilien (1823-1887) [Écrivain canadien] Dictionnaire biographique du Canada

Biographie des Sagamos illustres de l'Amérique Septentrionale (1848) HTML et Texte


Biedermann, Woldemar von (1817-1903) [German literary historian / historien littéraire allemand] de.wikipedia

Goethe und die Fikentscher (1878) [Biographical essay in German / Essai biographique en allemand] HTML HTML zip Text / Texte Text / Texte zip
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Biggers, Earl Derr (1884-1933) [American novelist] Wikipedia

Love Insurance (1914) [Novel, adapted to film no fewer than three times Wikipedia. A British Lord falls in love with an American heiress. He decides to take out an insurance policy against her falling out of love with him before the wedding. Assorted mayhem/hilarity ensues...] Project Gutenberg US [PGUS #56077]
The House Without a Key (1925) Wikipedia [The first of Biggers' six novels featuring Detective-Sergeant Charlie Chan of the Honolulu police force. Miss Minerva Winterslip, of an old Boston family, has lived in Hawaii for many years. Her nephew, John Quincy Winterslip, has been visiting Hawaii, hoping to persuade his aunt to return to Boston. But a murder happens, and the nephew takes a leading role in the investigation. CAUTION: If anything, Biggers fought vigorously against the prejudices of his age. Nonetheless. some degree of racial stereotyping does creep into the novel from time to time.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1523]
The Chinese Parrot (1926) Wikipedia [The second novel featuring Charlie Chan of the Honolulu Police, interesting in various respects: (1) it takes place in California, not Hawaii, (2) the parrot of the title itself becomes a murder viction, and (3) Chan cleverly makes use of his ancestry to disguise himself as a Chinese cook! CAUTION: some degree of racial stereotyping.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1555]
Fifty Candles (1926) [Mystery novella set in Honolulu, "a story that stretches over twenty years, all the way from that bare Honolulu court room to a night of fog and violence in San Francisco." However, the novel does not feature Biggers' famous Honolulu-based detective Charlie Chan! "A murder mystery told in short space in a masterly manner." (The Outlook, 7 April 1926)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1462]
Behind That Curtain (1928) Wikipedia [The third Charlie Chan novel. Our detective is in California, and so is Sir Frederic Bruce of Scotland Yard, pursuing a cold case -- which now seems be heating up! CAUTION: some degree of racial stereotyping.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1556]
The Black Camel (1929) Wikipedia [Mystery novel. Film star Shelah Fane is vacationing in Waikiki! Very glamorous... and very dangerous. It's a good thing that famed detective Charlie Chan Wikipedia is with the Honolulu police! CAUTION: Considerable racial stereotyping. That said, Charlie Chan is after all the hero of the novel, and is presented in a positive light.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1430]
Charlie Chan Carries On (1930) Wikipedia [Mystery novel, involving a round the world cruise. Inspector Duff of Scotland Yard begins the investigation, which he eventually passes to his friend Charlie Chan of the Honolulu police. "For continuous excitement, masterfully presented, there is nothing better now on tap than 'Charlie Chan Carries On,' by Earl Derr Biggers." (Saturday Review, 3 January 1931) CAUTION: some degree of racial stereotyping.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1573]
Keeper of the Keys (1932) Wikipedia [The sixth and last of Biggers' Charlie Chan novels. An opera singer spends a weekend at Lake Tahoe in the company of four previous husbands, and a prospective future one. Murder makes an appearance: calling Charlie Chan! CAUTION: some degree of racial stereotyping.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1557]


Bindloss, Harold (1866-1945) [English novelist] Wikipedia

The Cattle-Baron's Daughter (1906) [Novel: illustrated by David Axel Ericson (1869-1946) mnartists.org (article by Thomas O'Sullivan) Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, Duluth]
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The Dust of Conflict (1907) [Novel: frontispiece by Dunton, W. Herbert (1878-1936) The W. Herbert "Buck" Dunton Online Exhibit. Bernard Appleby, a poor but talented young Englishman, arrives in Cuba on the eve of the Spanish-American War Wikipedia.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped UTF-8 text UTF-8 text zipped [PGC #799]
Masters of the Wheat-Lands [United Kingdom title: Hawtrey's Deputy] (1910) [Novel: illustrated by Cyrus Cuneo (1879-1916) Cuneo Society] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
The Protector (1911) [Novel, with a frontispiece by an anonymous artist. Wallace Vane is a successful immigrant to British Columbia, the basis of this success being a mineral discovery. We follow his adventures in British Columbia, and in the North of England, which he visits for the first time since his departure at age eighteen.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #890]
Prescott of Saskatchewan [United Kingdom title: The Wastrel] (1913) [Novel: frontispiece by Dunton, W. Herbert (1878-1936) The W. Herbert "Buck" Dunton Online Exhibit] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
Brandon of the Engineers [United Kingdom title: His One Talent] (1916) [Novel: frontispiece by Cyrus Cuneo (1879-1916) Cuneo Society] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
The Wilderness Mine [United Kingdom title: Stayward's Vindication] (1920) [Novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
The Dark Road (1927) [Novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
The Lone Hand (1928) [Novel; U.K. title The Firm Hand. Mark Crozier has spent his entire life so far in the (English/Scottish) Borders region — what does his future hold? Canada shows up in a supporting role.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #994]
Larry of Lonesome Lake (1929) [Novel; U.K. title The Harder Way. Lawrence (Larry) Bethune, formerly of England, is now a rancher near Lonesome Lake in British Columbia. Lonesome the lake may be, but his life is eventful, and not without romantic interests.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #998]

You will find other titles by Harold Bindloss at Project Gutenberg's US site.


Binyon, Laurence [Robert Laurence] (1869-1943) [English poet, translator, and art historian] Wikipedia

Dutch Etchers of the Seventeenth Century (1895) [Art monograph. Laurence Binyon is best known today for his poetry, but in his early adulthood he worked at the British Museum, specializing in prints and drawings, and this is his first published work: learned and yet easy reading. Many illustrations, ideal for displaying on your monitor or mobile device!] Project Gutenberg US [PGUS #64570]


Birmingham, George A. [Hannay, James Owen] (1865-1950) [Irish priest and novelist] Wikipedia

King Tommy (1923) [Light novel, somewhat similar in tone to the works of P. G. Wodehouse. The Marquis of Norheys, a young and not particularly responsible aristocrat, becomes a candidate for the throne of Lystria, a country in central Europe. A country with oil...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1135]


Bishop, William Avery ["Billy"] (1894-1956) [Canadian aviator] Wikipedia
with: Stuart-Wortley, Rothesay (1892-1926) [English aviator] Wikipedia

The Flying Squad (1927) [Novel. Two students at Upper Canada College Wikipedia in Toronto discover that their Greek instructor was a pilot during the Great War: he offers to teach them to fly. During the training, a pilot friend of their instructor stumbles into a criminal gang while he's out flying...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #914]


Blixen, Karen [Dinesen, Isak] (1885-1962) [Danish memoirist and novelist] Wikipedia

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Seven Gothic Tales (1934) Wikipedia John Updike (New York Times, 23 Feb 1986) [Seven novellas, all set in the nineteenth century, in various parts of Europe, and all with a rich sense of the past and how it affects the present. With an introduction by critic and author Dorothy Canfield Fisher (1879-1958) Wikipedia, who took a major role in arranging the book's publication, which brought the author enduring fame.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1534]
Anecdotes of Destiny (1958) Wikipedia [Five late and excellent stories by Karen Blixen, with a wide variety of subjects, but all displaying our author's characteristic gifts and style. One of them, Babette's Feast served as the basis for the 1987 film of the same name Wikipedia -- the first Danish movie to win the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1536]
Shadows on the Grass (1960) [Four short memoirs, an epilogue to Out of Africa, Wikipedia, the author's famous account of farming in the uplands of Kenya, published almost thirty years earlier.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1347]
Ehrengard (1963) [Novella: "another of her splendid Gothic tales that combine great ingenuity of plot with old-fashioned precision and purity of style." (Charles Alva Hoyt, Saturday Review, 29 June 1963) Ehrengard von Schreckenstein, as you might expect from someone with a name like that, is descended from an old and distinguished family, and as our story opens is the new maid-of-honour to Princess Ludmilla. One of the main characters is a somewhat dubious painter: "if Herr Cazotte was famous as a portraitist of fair ladies, he was no less celebrated and talked about as their conqueror and seducer, the irresistible Don Juan of his age." For more information on all this, read the novella!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1491]


Blot, Pierre (1818-1874) [French chef, teacher, and author] Feeding America (Michigan State University)

Hand-Book of Practical Cookery, for Ladies and Professional Cooks. Containing the Whole Science and Art of Preparing Human Food. (1867) [A full set of recipes intended, in the author's words, to explain "how to arrange a bill of fare for every season, to suit any number of guests, at a greater or less expense..."] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #762]


Bosse, Sara [née Eaton] (1868-1940) [Canadian author] Michigan State University
Watanna, Onoto [Reeve, Winnifred Eaton: née Eaton, Winnifred] (1875-1954) [Canadian novelist] The Winnifred Eaton Digital Archive Michigan State University University of Calgary Wikipedia University of Minnesota Ryerson University Glenbow Museum (photograph)

Chinese-Japanese Cook Book (1914) [Cookbook]
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Bottome, Phyllis (1882-1963) [English psychologist, teacher, and novelist] Wikipedia The Spectator (Charlotte Moore)

Old Wine (1925) [In 1918, the First World War came to an end, and so did the Habsburg Empire, which had lasted a thousand years. But although the Empire was gone, Vienna remained, shorn of its empire. How did the citizens of Vienna and more particularly the former aristocrats deal with this cataclysm? In this novel, Phyllis Bottome examines the question in scintillating fashion. She was in an excellent position to do so; she spoke excellent German, and was living in Vienna with her husband, who was in charge of British intelligence in the region.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1513]
Windlestraws (1929) [Novel, written in a light and luminous style as befits a book written during the Jazz Age. Jean Arbuthnot, the daughter of an Egyptologist, has been hired as a personal secretary at the very grand country house known as Windlestraws. Of course, very grand houses come with very grand families, who can be challenging to deal with. Such is most definitely the case at Windlestraws, as our heroine discovers!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1529]
Man and Beast (1953) [Five truly short stories, all involving the interactions between men and animals: in a circus, for example, and other locales. "Essentially they are psychological tales equally penetrating with both the human and animal characters... Each of them introduces a fresh twist of narrative to some classic theme." (Edmund Fuller, Saturday Review, 27 November 1954)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1535]


Boucher, Anthony [White, William Anthony Parker] (1911-1968) [American science fiction and mystery author] Wikipedia The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

The Compleat Werewolf (April 1942) [Science fiction story, one of Boucher's most famous, set in Berkeley, California. It appears that Professor Wolfe Wolf, known to his students (he teaches German) as Woof-woof, is in fact a wolf, or rather a werewolf: this is news to him.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1592]


Boucher-Belleville, Jean-Philippe [Jean-Baptiste] (1800-1874) [Journaliste canadien] Dictionnaire biographique du Canada Université du Québec à Montréal

Dictionnaire des barbarismes et des solécismes les plus ordinaires en ce pays, avec le mot propre ou leur signification (1855) [Dictionnaire] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip


Bourinot, Sir John George (1837-1902) [Canadian historian and constitutional scholar] Wikipedia Dictionary of Canadian Biography Canadian Encyclopedia

The Intellectual Development of the Canadian People (1881) [Historical essays] Text
Canada under British Rule 1760-1900 (1900) [History] Text
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Bower, B. M. [Bower, Bertha Muzzy] (1871-1940) [American author of Westerns] Wikipedia (B. M. Bower) University of Oklahoma (Kate Baird Anderson) Wikipedia (Western fiction) Wikipedia (Westerns)

The Parowan Bonanza (1923) [Novel about prospectors in Nevada. Includes a frontispiece by the American artist Frank Tenney Johnson (1874-1939) Wikipedia Sid Richardson Museum National Museum of Wildlife Art Christie's] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped University of Oklahoma [PGC #556]
Points West (1928) [Western novel. Cole is the son of wealth, but through no fault of his own this wealth has disappeared. He must take action...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #723]
Hay-Wire (1928) [Novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped University of Oklahoma [PGC #555]
Rodeo (1929) [Western] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped University of Oklahoma [PGC #554]
Tiger Eye (1930) [Western] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped University of Oklahoma [PGC #553]
Fool's Goal (1930) [Western] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #526]
The Flying U Strikes (1933) [Western] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #527]
Trails Meet (1933) [Western novel. Our hero, Jess Robison, a cowboy with talents as an artist, turns out to have talents as a detective as well.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB University of Oklahoma [PGC #666]


Brazil, Angela (1868-1947) [English novelist] Wikipedia Literary Heritage West Midlands National Portrait Gallery (UK)

An Exciting Term (1936) [Novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped


Bridges, Thomas Charles (1868-1944) [English boys' novelist] The Wee Web

The River Riders: An Exciting Lumberjack Story (1892) [Novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped


Bromfield, Louis (1896-1956) [American novelist, journalist, and organic farmer] Wikipedia

Awake and Rehearse (1929) [Short stories, originally published separately, now collected in book form by the already famous novelist, taking place in various locales. "These are stories, for the most part, of women. And what women! Hogarth and Daumier might have battled for them as models...hags, harlots, spinsters, hoofers, jeunes filles, grandes dames, priestesses..." (Gladys Graham, Saturday Review, 1 June 1929)]
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The Man Who Had Everything (1935) [Novel, set in the U.S. and in France. Tom Ashford is a playwright in early middle age, and everything in life has gone his way. But success, as can happen, turns out to have some unexpected aspects. His glittering present cannot shake off the spell of the past: his early years on a farm in Illinois!]
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Night in Bombay (1940) [Novel about the guests in a hotel in India: one might say, Grand Hotel moved to the subcontinent. "This is fiction for fun. And as such it is done with sophistication, good meaty sentimentality, a shrewd seeing eye for surfaces, and the greatest skill in writing for pure entertainment." (Jonathan Daniels, Saturday Review, 11 May 1940)]
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Wild is the River (1941) [Novel. The "river" of the title is the Mississippi, in New Orleans, where things are indeed wild, since it is no longer controlled by the Confederacy, but has fallen to the Union Army. Which does not mean that things have calmed down, either at the political level or in the lives of those living in what is still a largely French-speaking city. The novel is quite a read! "It is entertaining, it has enormous gusto, swagger, voodoo mysteries, wonderful black women who devise love potions for good American dollars, aristocratic Creoles, moonlight, fever, sultry heat... and lots and lots of sex." (Bess Jones, Saturday Review, 29 November 1941)] CAUTION: Certain elements of plot and language may seem racist by the standards of today. HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1666]
Until the Day Break (1942) [Our author was born in Ohio, but spent some happy years in France. His familiarity with that wonderful country is evident in this novel, not so much a "war novel" as a "novel set during a war", in this case the Second World War. The novel is set in Paris, involves wartime intrigue, and features Roxie Dawn, born in Evanston, Indiana but now a Paris showgirl -- and more!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1650]
Mrs. Parkington (1943) [Novel: the basis for the 1944 film of the same name Wikipedia. Mrs. Parkington, born in Leaping Rock, Nevada, has ascended the social ladder and is now a lady of great wealth. But the children of the wealthy often lack the qualities of their forebears. "'Mrs. Parkington' is in the old and rich tradition of Thackeray and Trollope, Howells and Mrs. Wharton... if the book is tuned to the familiar theme from shirt-sleeves to shirt-sleeves in three generations, the melody is full-blooded, the interest does not flag." (Howard Mumford Jones, Saturday Review, 9 January 1943)]
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What Became of Anna Bolton (1944) [Novel. It is 1937: Anna Bolton, an American by birth, has been living in "the Europe of the period between wars... that night and day carnival which preceded the invasion of Poland". But the world of Anna Bolton was about to change.]
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The World We Live In (1944) [Nine short stories, set in various locales (the U.S., Monte Carlo, Switzerland...) and with various sets of characters, but all showing Louis Bromfield's creative powers and unobtrusively excellent style of writing.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1252]
Colorado (1947) [Novel about money and family. Richard Meaney returns to his native Colorado after three years at Oxford, accompanied by his tutor, Mr. Chatsworthy. "As swift in pace and as highly colored as a first-rate Western movie, Mr. Bromfield's latest story rushes with great gusto through most of the situations which Hollywood has taught us to look for in tales of rowdy, frontier days... But it is no small tribute to Mr. Bromfield's vivid storytelling that the reader can put down the book almost convinced that he has seen rather than read a great part of the novel." (Pamela Taylor, Saturday Review, 1 November 1947)]
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Kenny (1947) [Three novellas, each with a link to the Second World War, but each quite distinct in topic: the first takes its main character from an Ohio farm to the Pacific war, the second ("Retread") is about a veteran of the First World War who enlists when the next war comes, and the third is set in occupied Paris.]
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Mr. Smith (1951) [Novel. In alternating chapters, Wolcott Ferris describes (1) his upbringing and his successful but not particularly happy career as a business executive, and (2) his new existence as an officer on an isolated Pacific island during wartime.]
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Brontë, Charlotte (1816-1855) [English novelist] Wikipedia

Shirley (1849) [Novel, set in Yorkshire during the Industrial Revolution Wikipedia]
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Brooke, Frances (1724-1789) [English novelist] Wikipedia Dictionary of Canadian Biography

The History of Emily Montague (1769) [Novel: in fact, the first novel written in Canada] HTML and Text


Brooke, Leonard Leslie (1862-1940) [English children's artist and writer] Wikipedia Harwell Parish

Johnny Crow's Garden (1903) [Story book with pictures] HTML and Text
The Story of the Three Little Pigs (1904) [Story book with pictures] HTML and Text
The Golden Goose Book, being the stories of The Golden Goose, The Three Bears, The 3 Little Pigs, Tom Thumb, with numerous Drawings in Colour and Black-and-White (1905) [Stories with pictures] HTML and Text
Nursery Rhymes I. Songs and Ditties. (ca. 1916) [the first in a set of three volumes of the traditional rhymes, with Brooke's marvellous illustrations] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB (experimental) [PGC #580]
Ring O' Roses: A Nursery Rhyme Picture Book with numerous Drawings in Colour and Black-and-White (1923) [Story book with pictures] HTML and Text


Brooker, Bertram (1888-1955) [Canadian painter and novelist] Wikipedia University of Manitoba CyberMuse

Think of the Earth (1936) [Novel: winner in the year of its publication of the first Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction ever awarded. An expatriate Englishman has a weekend of self-discovery in Manitoba: he falls in love, and realizes that he must become less introspective than formerly.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #765]
The Robber. A Tale of the Time of the Herods. (1949) [Historical novel, based on the figure of Barabbas Wikipedia in the Gospel.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1013]


Broughton, Rhoda (1840-1920) [English novelist] Wikipedia Literary Heritage West Midlands

Doctor Cupid. A Novel. (1886) [Novel. Social and romantic doings in Victorian England. At the novel's beginning stands one of many versions of a famous four-line poem from late mediaeval Germany Wikipedia de.wikipedia] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #757]


Brown, E. K. [Edward Killoran] (1905-1951) [Canadian literary critic] Wikipedia

On Canadian Poetry (1943) [A monograph which won the 1943 Governor General's Award, and deservedly so. It discusses at length the works of Project Gutenberg Canada author E. J. Pratt, of Archibald Lampman (1861-1899) Wikipedia Project Gutenberg US, and of Duncan Campbell Scott (1862-1947) Wikipedia Project Gutenberg US. His sympathetic account of the special challenges faced by Canadian literature is clear, accurate, and well worth reading: "To one who takes careful account of the difficulties which have steadily beset its growth its survival as something interesting and important seems a miracle."] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1344]


Browning, Robert (1812-1889) [English poet] Wikipedia Academy of American Poets

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Bruce, James, 8th Earl of Elgin and 12th Earl of Kincardine (1811-1863) [Governor General of the Province of Canada 1847-54] Wikipedia Dictionary of Canadian Biography Canadian Encyclopedia

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Bruce, Jean [Brochet, Jean Alexandre] (1921-1963) [Romancier français] fr.wikipedia

O.S.S. 117 voit rouge (1956) [Roman d'espionnage. Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath (alias O.S.S. 117) fr.wikipedia est envoyé à San Francisco par la CIA. Agent spécial Enrique Sagarra «a trouvé un cadavre dans une ruelle de Russian Hill». O.S.S. 117 à la rescousse!] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip EPUB [PGC no 1384]


Buchan, Anna Masterton [Douglas, O.] (1877-1948) [Scottish novelist] Wikipedia

Ann and her Mother (1922) [One of the early Priorsford novels, set in the Scottish Borders region in the valley of the River Tweed Wikipedia. Like all of Anna Buchan's novels, chiefly concerned with everyday doings, and therefore easy to relate to: unpretentious, captivating, and classic.] Project Gutenberg US [PGUS #53522]
Pink Sugar (1924) [Novel, part of Anna Buchan's celebrated Priorsford series, set in the Borders region of Scotland. Following the death of her stepmother, Kirsty Gilmour moves to Scotland, the land of her ancestors, but a country of which she knows little. Naturally this changes as the novel proceeds.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1321]
The Proper Place (1926) [Novel, set in Scotland. Lady Jane Rutherfurd has to sell the magnificent family house ("twelve large bedrooms and eight smaller ones"), and move to the much smaller Harbour House, far away in Fife Wikipedia.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1369]
The Day of Small Things (1930) [Novel, carrying on from The Proper Place. Lady Jane Rutherfurd has found happiness in her new home in Fife, but of course life rarely remains still, and unexpected events happen. In the agreeable universe of Anna Buchan, these events are generally happy ones, and provide an admirable backdrop to our author's beautifully written narrative of domestic life in Scotland. Her world is not so very far removed from that of her beloved Jane Austen.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1411]
Priorsford (1932) [Novel, part of the Priorsford series, and consequently set mostly in the Scottish Borders region, although the first chapter takes place in southern England. A beautifully written novel, with Anna Buchan's usual focus on everyday people and events.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1335]
Taken by the Hand (1935) [Beatrice Dobie has spent her entire life in Glasgow, but now finds herself alone. In her final days, Janie Dobie had suggested that her daughter Beatrice consider moving to London: a new city and a new country! This novel tells us what comes of this suggestion.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1370]
Jane's Parlour (1937) Leaves & Pages Reading 1900-1950 — Sheffield Hallam University (Helen C) [Novel, set in Scotland, with a focus on the events of everyday life — not necessarily a bad thing, as the novels of Jane Austen demonstrate. Written in a classic and elegant style, as befits the sister of John Buchan. But the sensational events found in her brother's action novels are quite foreign to the sympathetic world of Anna Buchan.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1189]
The House That Is Our Own (1940) [Novel, part of the novelist's famous Priorsford series set in the Scottish Borders, and focusing on the lives of two old friends, Kitty Baillie and Isobel Logan. In the latter part of the novel, Isobel makes an extended visit to Canada!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1292]
Unforgettable, Unforgotten (1945) [A memoir of the author's family, especially her beloved brother John, the celebrated novelist and fifteenth Governor General of Canada, whom Anna visited in Canada. Illustrated with five nicely chosen photographs.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #850]


Buchan, John [first Baron Tweedsmuir of Elsfield] (1875-1940) [Scottish novelist; Governor General of Canada 1935-1940] Wikipedia Queens University Archives

Sir Quixote of the Moors. Being Some Account of an Episode in the Life of the Sieur de Rohaine. (1895) [Buchan's first novel (or rather, novella: it is quite short): the Sieur de Rohaine has fallen on hard times, and leaves his native France to live for a while in the Scottish Highlands. "We understand that this is the first piece of fiction by a new writer. If so, it is a decidedly promising bit of work, full of humour and vitality, and it deserves to be successful" (The Bookman, December 1895). Includes a frontispiece by New Jersey artist Walter Conant Greenough (d. 1898)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1049]
A Lost Lady of Old Years. A Romance. (1899) [Historical novel, described by Buchan as an "auld Highland story", taking place during the tumultuous events of 1745, when Bonnie Prince Charlie Wikipedia landed in Scotland and set in play the events that led to the disastrous Battle of Culloden.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1007]
The Power-House (1916) Wikipedia [Novel of action and intrigue, the first to feature Buchan's famous creation the Scottish barrister and politician Sir Edward Leithen Wikipedia Leithen lives and works in London, but the novel plays out against an international backdrop. The "Power-House" has nothing to do with electricity: it is a secret and sinister international organization! The novel was, our author states, "written in the smooth days before the war"; in 1916 he published it in book form "in the hope that it may enable an honest man here and there to forget for an hour the too urgent realities." A goal, we can safely say, that it certainly accomplished!] Project Gutenberg US [PGUS #57631]
A Book of Escapes and Hurried Journeys (1922 [original edition]; 1925 [this edition]) [A series of essays on twelve famous escapes, ranging from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries, and from Central Asia to the New World. Our future Governor General's abilities as a writer and as a historian are on full display. The 1925 edition we used as the basis of our ebook was meant for school use, and includes a new set of illustrations, and an epilogue by an anonymous author containing questions for discussion.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #945]
Midwinter. Certain Travellers in Old England. (1923) Wikipedia [Historical novel, set in England and Scotland during the Jacobite rising of 1745 Wikipedia, when Bonnie Prince Charlie (more formally, Charles Edward Stuart) Wikipedia attempted an invasion of Scotland with the objective of gaining the British throne. The novel's main character is Alastair Maclean, a Scottish exile; the English essayist, poet, and lexicographer Samuel Johnson Wikipedia plays an unexpected role. "Altogether this tale is, besides being highly diverting, more intelligent than most. It will and should be read." (The Forum, November 1923)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1432]
The Three Hostages (1924) [Thriller, the fourth in the Richard Hannay series Wikipedia] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #678] Wikipedia
Lord Minto. A Memoir. (1924) [Biography of Buchan's fellow Scotsman Gilbert John Elliot (1845-1914), fourth Earl of Minto, Governor General of Canada from 1898 to 1904 Wikipedia Dictionary of Canadian Biography. It was through Lord Minto's efforts that the National Archives of Canada came into being.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #764]
The Dancing Floor (1926) Wikipedia [Buchan's third novel featuring Scottish barrister Sir Edward Leithen: intrigue in the glamorous setting of the Greek Islands] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1012]
Witch Wood (1927) Wikipedia [Novel about mysterious events in seventeenth-century rural Scotland. At the time the novel appeared, Samuel Merwin commented that "His [Buchan's] knowledge and his sense of the past seem to me to find their best outlet in this new book... He has taken an old border legend, of a gentle country minister, supposed to have been spirited away by the fairies in the dark wood of Melanudrigill, and has breathed an astonishing life into it." (Saturday Review, 13 August 1927)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped UTF-8 text UTF-8 text zipped EPUB [PGC #1044]
The Runagates Club (1928) [Twelve stories told at the monthly meetings of a (fictional) London dining club, whose members included some famous figures from Buchan's novels, such as Richard Hannay!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1101]
The Courts of the Morning (1929) Wikipedia [Action novel, set in South America, and featuring various Buchan heroes familiar from his other novels. Some aspects of this novel seem quite contemporary: Latin American scepticism towards the United States, drugs ("this continent is the home of drugs"), and a sinister foreign mining company!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1439]
The Blanket of the Dark (1931) [Historical novel, set in England during the reign of Henry VIII, vividly depicting both high life and low in the society of that time. Written in an easy and natural style, not something to taken for granted in such novels.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #935]
Sir Walter Scott (1932) [A biography of the Scottish novelist and poet Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) Wikipedia, published by Buchan on the hundredth anniversary of the passing of his fellow Scotsman and fellow novelist. Includes as frontispiece a portrait of Scott by Sir Edwin Landseer (1802-1873) Wikipedia Wikimedia Commons] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #960]
The Magic Walking-Stick (1932) [Novel for children. A young boy, Bill, buys a walking stick from a roadside pedlar. He discovers that it's a magic stick that will take the owner to anywhere he wishes. Adventures ensue...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1113]
A Prince of the Captivity (1933) Wikipedia [Action novel. Our hero, Adam Melfort, sacrifices his reputation to save that of his wife. Afterwards, he does some espionage in Belgium (the First World War is raging). Then, he's off to Greenland!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1440]
The Free Fishers (1934) Wikipedia [Historical novel, Buchan's last. Anthony Lammas, a young Professor of Logic and Rhetoric at the University of St Andrews Wikipedia, is our unexpected hero in this novel of intrigue, set in Scotland and England at the start of the nineteenth century.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1581]
The King's Grace 1910-1935 (1935) [A profile of the life and times of George V Wikipedia, published in celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of that monarch's accession to the throne. The few but well-chosen illustrations include photographs by the W. & D. Downey studio Wikipedia, and E. O. Hoppé (1878-1972) Wikipedia.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #878]
The House of the Four Winds (1935) Wikipedia [The third and final Dickson McCunn novel: political intrigue and daring deeds in the central European country of Evallonia, with some Scottish visitors playing a crucial role. Buchan's monarchist beliefs show through — beliefs most appropriate in someone about to be become the Governor General of Canada!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1047]
The Island of Sheep (1936) Wikipedia [Novel featuring Buchan's most famous character, Richard Hannay Wikipedia, who is no longer young but whose talents have by no means deserted him, as we discover. The novel starts in London, but then moves to the Norland Isles in the arctic seas: one of these isles is the Island of Sheep. Dark doings are afoot, a considerable challenge even for Richard Hannay.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1011]
Memory Hold-the-Door [U.S. title: Pilgrim's Way. An Essay in Recollection.] (1940) Wikipedia [Memoir of those incidents and aspects of Buchan's life which he thought most significant. "This book is a journal of certain experiences," writes Buchan, "not written in the experiencing moment, but rebuilt out of memory... It is not a book of reminiscences in the ordinary sense, for my purpose has been to record only a few selected experiences." That said, the book covers the whole span of Buchan's varied life. It was one of the favourite books of U.S. President John F. Kennedy John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Includes illustrations by B. C. Boulter (died 1960) Church of Saint Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town, Sholto Johnstone Douglas (1871-1958), Charles Gere (1869-1957), Sir William Orpen (1878-1931), and photographs by Yousuf Karsh (1908-2002).] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped UTF-8 text UTF-8 text zipped EPUB [PGC #1160]
Sick Heart River (1941) [Buchan's last novel, published posthumously. American title: Mountain Meadow. With an introduction by the novelist and biographer Howard Swiggett (1891-1957). Sir Edward Leithen Wikipedia, the hero of four earlier Buchan novels, is no longer young. He receives some bad news, and in its aftermath heads to Canada, where he learns a great deal about our country and about himself. "John Buchan could write the English language and his descriptions of Canada from the woods of Quebec to the desolation of the Arctic muskeg are beautiful and exciting." (The American Mercury, April 1941)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1052]


Buckley, Arabella Burton (1840-1929) [English science writer]

The Fairy-Land of Science (1878) [Science lectures for children: includes one anonymous engraving, and many others supervised by English engraver James Davis Cooper (1823-1904) Darwin Correspondence Project] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped


Burdett, Osbert (1885-1936) [English literary critic and biographer]

W. E. Gladstone (1927) [A beautifully written biography of the Victorian statesman William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898) Wikipedia, who served as Prime Minister no fewer than four times, a record unequalled in British history.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1126]


Burpee, Lawrence Johnstone (1873-1946) [Canadian historian and librarian] Wikipedia Pratt Library Archives de Montréal

Recent Canadian Fiction (1899) [Overview of Canadian novels in English published in the 1890s. Many of the authors discussed are represented in the Project Gutenberg Canada collection.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #485]
A Little Book of Canadian Essays (1909) [Essays on Canadian authors Isabella Valancy Crawford (1850-1887) Wikipedia Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Charles Heavysege (1816-1876) Wikipedia Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Archibald Lampman (1861-1899) Wikipedia Dictionary of Canadian Biography, George Thomas Lanigan (1845-1886), Catharine Parr Traill (1802-1899) Wikipedia Dictionary of Canadian Biography, John Hunter-Duvar (1821-1899) Dictionary of Canadian Biography, and George Frederick Cameron (1854-1885) Dictionary of Canadian Biography]
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Humour of the North (1912) [Anthology] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
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De Mille, James (1833-1880) [Canadian classical scholar and novelist] Wikipedia Dictionary of Canadian Biography Canadian Encyclopedia
Drummond, William Henry (1854-1907) [Canadian physician and poet] Wikipedia Dictionary of Canadian Biography Canadian Encyclopedia
Duncan, Sara Jeannette [Mrs Everard Cotes] (1861-1922) [Canadian journalist and novelist] Wikipedia Dictionary of Canadian Biography Canadian Encyclopedia
Haliburton, Thomas Chandler (1796-1865) [Canadian essayist and humorist] Wikipedia Dictionary of Canadian Biography Canadian Encyclopedia
Howe, Joseph (1804-1873) [Canadian journalist and politician] Wikipedia Dictionary of Canadian Biography
Lanigan, George Thomas (1845-1886) [Canadian journalist and poet]
McCarroll, James (1814-1892) [Canadian journalist, inventor, and poet]

On the Old Athabaska Trail (1926) [A retracing of the famous Athabasca Pass fur route Parks Canada. The nineteen illustrations include works by Canadian painter Paul Kane (1810-1871) Wikipedia Dictionary of Canadian Biography and British military officer Sir Henry James Warre (1819-1898) University of Washington Oregon History Project American Antiquarian Society]
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Busch, Heinrich Christian Wilhelm (1832-1908) [German caricaturist and poet / caricaturiste et poète allemand] Wikipedia fr.wikipedia de.wikipedia Wilhelm Busch Geburtshaus Wilhelm-Busch-Museum Leibniz Universität Hannover

Zu guter Letzt (1904) [Poems in German: the last of Busch's works published during his lifetime / Poèmes en allemand: le dernier livre de Busch publié de son vivant] HTML HTML zip Text / Texte Text / Texte zip [PGC #530/no 530]
Learn German!
Apprenez l'allemand!

Translation:

Plish and Plum (1882 [[German original], 1883 [this translation]) [Busch's beautifully illustrated collection of light verse Plisch und Plum, translated by Charles T. Brooks (1813-1883) Wikipedia. The publisher's advertisements at the end of the book include illustrations by Sol Eytinge, Jr. (1833-1905) The Victorian Web The Vault at Pfaff's (Lehigh University) and Mary Hallock Foote (1847-1938) Wikipedia Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission (Casey Bush).]
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Butler, Smedley D. [Darlington] (1881-1940) [American soldier and political activist] Wikipedia

War Is a Racket (1935) Wikipedia [A classic anti-war pamphlet, and a quick but fascinating read. The retired United States Marines major general, one of the most distinguished American soldiers of his era, came to see war as little more than a sinister money-making enterprise: that is, a racket: "Only a small 'inside' group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes."] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1320]


Byrne, Donn [Brian Oswald Donn] (1889-1928) [American novelist] Wikipedia

Changeling and Other Stories (1923) [Short stories, with a focus on Ireland] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #817]
Blind Raftery and his Wife, Hilaria (1924) [A short and wonderful novel set in Ireland during the time of the South Sea Bubble (1711-1720) Wikipedia. Raftery is a blind Irish poet/folk-singer who marries Hilaria, a Spanish woman. Then they start their travels...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #776] Time, 29 September 1924
An Alley of Flashing Spears and other stories (1933) [A collection of nine of Byrne's stories, published posthumously] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #779]


Byron, Robert (1905-1941) [English art critic and travel writer] Wikipedia

First Russia, Then Tibet (1933) [A very famous travel book describing, as you might expect, Russia and, in a second section, Tibet: two very different places.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1641]


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Cagna, Achille Giovanni (1847-1931) [Italian playwright and novelist / Dramaturge et romancier italien] Sapere.it Università degli studi di Pavia [Microsoft Word]

Contrada dei Gatti. Proiezioni. (1924) [Novel in Italian / Roman en italien] HTML HTML zip Text / Texte Text / Texte zip [PGC #519/no 519]
Learn Italian! / Apprenez l'italien!


Cameron, David Young (1865-1945) [Scottish etcher and painter] Wikipedia National Galleries of Scotland Tate Collection
with: Salaman, Malcolm Charles (1855-1940) [English art historian and critic] Wikipedia
Sir D.Y. Cameron, R.A. (1925) [Monograph on the famous Scottish artist, profusely illustrated] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PG Canada ebook #426]


Campbell, Duncan (1818-1886) [Canadian historian] Dictionary of Canadian Biography

History of Prince Edward Island (1875) [A history of Prince Edward Island Wikipedia from 1763 (when it passed from France to Britain) to 1873 (when it joined Confederation)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped UTF-8 text UTF-8 text zipped EPUB [PGC #812]


Campbell, Roy (1901-1957) [South African poet] Wikipedia National Review, 15 August 1986 (Thomas P. McDonnell)
with: Freedman, Barnett (1901-1958) [English painter] Wikipedia Barnett Freedman Archive Tate Collection

Choosing a Mast (1931) [Poem, with two illustrations, one in colour] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped


Cantù, Cesare (1804-1895) [Historien et romancier italien] fr.wikipedia cesarecantu.it (en italien)

Margherita Pusterla (1838 [en italien]; 1843 [cette traduction]) [Roman historique, dont l'action se déroule en Lombardie vers 1340. Nous vous offrons la traduction contemporaine publiée par L'Illustration en 1843, avec plusieurs belles gravures. Project Gutenberg US vous offre le texte italien du roman.] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip EPUB [PG Canada no 942]


Carman, Bliss [William Bliss] (1861-1929) [Canadian poet] Wikipedia jrank.org

Far Horizons (1925) [Poems] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #614]
Sanctuary. Sunshine House Sonnets. (1929) [Poems] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #635]
Wild Garden (1929) [Poems] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #609]


Carr, Emily (1871-1945) [Canadian painter and writer] Wikipedia Canadian Encyclopedia

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Carter, John Franklin (1897-1967) [American economist, journalist, and novelist] Wikipedia

Published under the pen-name Jay Franklin:
The Rat Race (1950 Galaxy version) Wikipedia [Novel, a heady mixture of science fiction and political intrigue. It starts in April 1945 when an atomic bomb explodes on board the U.S.S. Alaska. But the bomb uses thorium Wikipedia rather than uranium! In the explosion's aftermath, Lieutenant-Commander Frank Jacklin finds himself in someone else's body, and that's when things really start happening. The anonymous reviewer at Fantasy Book thought it was one of the best books of the year: "A fast-moving satire of American life, sharp, funny, and to the point." For Groff Conklin (Galaxy, October 1950) the novel lacked credibility: "There have been incredible pieces of pseudo-science fantasy in the past... But this book really should take a prize." As regards the science part, perhaps. But from the perspective of today, the political intrigues highlighted by Conklin seem entirely realistic: the murder of the U.S. president, for example, American citizens not charged with any specific crime being sequestered in a huge mental hospital, and so on. Actually, Conklin recognized that the book "is fascinating reading... Certainly Franklin wanted to have his readers haunted by the idea that some of what he was writing was actually true. Maybe it was and just doesn't sound it." And indeed, perhaps it was true: as an eminent political journalist and former State Department employee, Conklin certainly had access to excellent sources! The source for our ebook is the 1950 edition published by the editors of Galaxy Magazine, and is described on the front cover as "complete and unabridged" and on the title page as "a complete novel", but a note after the title page states that "This novel has been slightly abridged for the sake of better pacing." The edition was published during the author's lifetime: presumably he did the trimming, or at least consented to it.]
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Cartier, Jacques (1491-1557) [Explorateur français] fr.wikipedia Dictionnaire biographique du Canada Encyclopédie canadienne

Relation Originale du Voyage de Jacques Cartier au Canada en 1534 (1534) [Histoire: éd. Henri-Victor Michelant (1811-1890) et Alfred Ramé (1826-1886)] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip
Voyage de J. Cartier au Canada: relation originale de Jacques Cartier (1545) [Histoire] HTML et Texte


Cary, Joyce [Arthur Joyce Lunel] (1888-1957) [Irish novelist] Wikipedia Paris Review interview with Cary New York Review of Books (Brad Leithauser)

Mister Johnson (1939 [novel]; 1952 [prefatory essay]) Wikipedia [The adventures and misadventures of a young Nigerian in the British colonial civil service] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #968]


Casgrain, Henri-Raymond (1831-1904) [Historien canadien] fr.wikipedia Dictionnaire biographique du Canada encyclobec.ca (article par Jacques Saint-Pierre)

Un contemporain — F. X. Garneau (1866) [Biographie de François-Xavier Garneau Dictionnaire biographique du Canada fr.wikipedia]
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Cather, Willa [Willa Sibert] (1873-1947) [American novelist] Wikipedia Biography by James Woodress

Death Comes for the Archbishop (1927) Wikipedia [Novel, enormously successful when published and with an enduring reputation. It is about the Roman Catholic church in New Mexico in the nineteenth century, and is told through the life stories of two French-born clergy. Fictional, but based on actual personalities and events. "Miss Cather is growing restless in the old forms. The novel irks her... for the 'Archbishop,' she chooses the method of chronicle history. Instead of providing suspense and a climax, she depends, like history, upon interest in men and events. It is the honester way, if you can succeed with it. She has." (Saturday Review, 10 December 1927)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1584]
Shadows on the Rock (1931) [Historical novel, set in New France during the time of Frontenac Wikipedia, telling the story of the physician Euclide Auclair, and his daughter Cécile] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #860] Wikipedia


Centlivre, Susanna (ca. 1669-1723) [English playwright] Wikipedia

The Stolen Heiress; or, The Salamanca Doctor Outplotted. A Comedy. (1702 [first performance]; 1703 [first publication]) [Comedy] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped UTF-8 text UTF-8 text zipped [PGC #828]


Chambers, Robert William (1865-1933) [American painter and novelist] Wikipedia yankeeclassic.com The Literary Gothic Wikimedia [painting]

The Maids of Paradise (1902) [Novel: includes several illustrations of unknown authorship, and one illustration by Ludovico Marchetti (1853-1909) Art Gallery of Ballarat Government Art Collection [UK] Fine Art Dealers Association]
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Champlain, Samuel de (vers 1570-1635) [Explorateur français] fr.wikipedia Dictionnaire biographique du Canada Encyclopédie canadienne

Oeuvres de Champlain [Histoire: éd. C.-H. Laverdière (1826-73: Dictionnaire biographique du Canada)] HTML et Texte


Chandler, Raymond [Raymond Thornton] (1888-1959) [American novelist and screenplay writer] Wikipedia

The Big Sleep (1939) Wikipedia [Chandler's first full-length crime novel. Private investigator Philip Marlowe, making his first appearance in literature, takes on a case of blackmail, and finds that matters are even murkier than they seem.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #696]
Farewell, My Lovely (1940) Wikipedia [Crime novel. The manager of a Los Angeles club is murdered, and no one seems to care. No one, that is, except Philip Marlowe...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1046]
The High Window (1942) Wikipedia [Crime novel. A wealthy widow calls in Philip Marlowe to investigate the disappearance of a rare and valuable coin, a matter mysterious enough in itself, but this is only the beginning... ] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1036]
The Lady in the Lake (1943) Wikipedia [Crime novel. The wife of a wealthy Los Angeles businessman has mysteriously disappeared, having last been seen at Little Fawn Lake. Definitely a case for Philip Marlowe...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1033]
The Little Sister (1949) Wikipedia [Novel, featuring Philip Marlowe and also the film industry, with which by this time Chandler was very familiar.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1279]
The Long Goodbye (1953) Wikipedia Mark Coggins [Mystery novel, Chandler's favourite among his novels, and winner of the 1955 Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America. Private investigator Philip Marlowe gets involved in a heady set of intrigues involving a writer, alcohol, Mexico, and, of course, murder. "The dialogue is as vividly overheated as ever, the plot is clearly constructed and surprisingly resolved, and the book is rich in many sharp glimpses of minor characters and scenes. Perhaps the longest private-eye novel ever written (over 125,000 words!). It is also one of the best -- and may well attract readers who normally shun even the leaders in the field." (Anthony Boucher, New York Times, 25 April 1954)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1522]
Playback (1958) Wikipedia [The last Philip Marlowe mystery novel completed by Chandler, set in a resort town on the coast of California. Marlowe is to follow a woman named Eleanor King, newly arrived in Los Angeles. Whether this is her real name is only one of the mysteries in store for Marlowe.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1209]


Chant, Joseph Horatio (1837-1928) [Canadian poet]

Gleams of Sunshine: optimistic poems (1915) [Poetry] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped


Charlesworth, Hector Willoughby (1872-1945) [Canadian journalist and essayist] Wikipedia Encyclopedia of Music in Canada Empire Club of Canada (1932 address by Charlesworth) Cybermuse (portrait of Charlesworth by Arthur Lismer [1885-1969])

The Canadian Scene. Sketches : Political and Historical. (1927) [Essays on Canadian history and literature] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped


Chase, Alvin Wood (1817-1885) [American physician and entrepreneur] Ann Arbor District Library (article by Grace Shackman) rdhinstl.com

Dr. Chase's New Receipt Book (1889) [Self-help manual] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped


Chesterton, G. K. [Gilbert Keith] (1874-1936) [English author, journalist, and theologian] Wikipedia

The Innocence of Father Brown (1911) [Mystery stories. The first of the five Father Brown Wikipedia collections, introducing the celebrated priest-detective.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #971]
The Wisdom of Father Brown (1914) [Mystery stories. The second of Chesterton's five collections featuring the priest-detective Father Brown.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #972]
The Incredulity of Father Brown (1926) [Mystery stories. The third of Chesterton's five collections featuring the priest-detective Father Brown.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #973]
The Secret of Father Brown (1927) [Mystery stories. The fourth of Chesterton's Father Brown collections, constructed as eight individual stories within a story.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #975]
The Scandal of Father Brown (1935) [Mystery stories. Chesterton's fifth and final Father Brown collection.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #977]

With: Gill, Eric [Arthur Eric Rowton] (1882-1940) [English artist and type designer] Wikipedia National Archives (UK) Identifont

Gloria in Profundis (1927) [Poem, with two wood engravings] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #440]


Chevalier, Henri-Émile (1828-1879) [Romancier canadien] Dictionnaire biographique du Canada

La fille des indiens rouges (1856) [Roman] Texte
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Poignet-d'acier ou Les Chippiouais (1875) [Roman] Texte
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Cheyney, Peter [Reginald Evelyn Peter Southouse] (1896-1951) [English poet and novelist] Wikipedia

The Stars are Dark (1943) [Novel, the second in Cheyney's "Dark" series. "Dark and devilish doings of British and German spies told in hard-hitting, effective, and hair-raising fashion. Verdict: Tops in spy-stuff" (Saturday Review, 23 October 1943)]
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The Dark Street (1944) [Novel of intrigue and murder, from Cheyney's "Dark" series. One of the main characters is named Quayle: his business, we are told, "was nobody's business... It was a business necessitated by war, by the ghastly mechanics of war, by the scheming, plotting, machinations, underhand tactics, filthy murders..." He has an employee, Shaun Aloysius O'Mara, who "played the piano, rode a horse, was a good shot, could sail a boat. He spoke a considerable number of languages, though very few people were aware of the fact... and was extremely apt with a hand gun." After this, who needs a plot summary? By this point you'll know whether this book is for you! But we'll also mention the mysterious Spaniard Miguales, who had "fought on both sides in the Spanish Civil War and enjoyed the process."]
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Uneasy Terms (1946) [Mystery novel: the first of Cheyney's novels to be adapted to film. Colonel Gervase Stenhurst, late of the Indian Army, journeys to London, seeking the expert assistance of private detective Slim Callaghan, who at first is difficult to find (he's having a drink or two at the Night Light Club in Mayfair), and who when found is reluctant to take on the mysterious assignment he is offered. But of course he eventually relents, greatly increasing the likelihood that the truth will be found and that justice will prevail.]
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Dark Bahama (1950) [The "Dark" in the title is a tipoff: this spy novel is part of Cheyney's "Dark" series of espionage novels, not so very far removed from the works of Ian Fleming, his contemporary. And just as Fleming used Jamaica in some of his most famous James Bond stories, so Cheyney has here used the Bahamas. The island of Dark Bahama, our novelist tells us, is beautiful, and the people living there devote their lives to pleasure. But if Cheyney's mysterious Ernest Guelvada is there, chances are that there is trouble. And indeed there is: murder, to start with, and assorted intrigues. "Pseudo-sophistication, cliché culture", commented the Saturday Review (3 Feb 1951), but what's wrong with that? Yet the novel also features "taut narrative and plausible surprise to last sentence" -- that sounds good! All in all, if you like the spy stories of Fleming and his contemporaries, you may find this very much to your taste!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1667]
Ladies Won't Wait (1951) [Spy/murder novel featuring (and narrated by) British agent Michael Kells, with much of the action taking place in the glamorous setting of Paris.]
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Chrysler, Walter Percy (1875-1940) [American automotive engineer] Wikipedia Time, 7 January 1929 [Man of the Year article] Time, 7 January 1929 [Man of the Year cover] Time, 26 August 1940 [obituary]
With: Sparkes, Boyden (1890-1954) [American journalist]

Life of an American Workman (1950 edition with new postscript by Sparkes; original edition published in1937) [Autobiography of the automotive engineer and founder of the Chrysler Corporation] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped Time, 30 October 1950


Churchill, Winston Spencer (1874-1965) [English statesman and historian; Nobel Prize in Literature, 1953] Wikipedia Nobelprize.org

Savrola. A Tale of the Revolution in Laurania. (1900) Wikipedia [Churchill's only novel, a political one, set in Laurania, an imaginary country on the north side of the Mediterranean. "It is the character of Savrola himself that fascinates us, for we realize that in creating the great republican of Laurania young Churchill was depicting his ideal hero, that he was putting into words the kind of man he wished to be--that he was, perhaps, determined to become." (Ben Ray Redman, Saturday Review, 14 April 1956)] HTML, Text, EPUB, and Kindle [Project Gutenberg US #50906]
My Early Life. A Roving Commission. (1930) Wikipedia [Sir Winston's account of his life from childhood up to 1902. "When I survey this work as a whole," our author remarks, "I find I have drawn a picture of a vanished age." But what an age it was, and what a fine account Sir Winston created!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1315]
Painting as a Pastime (1948) [An essay, first published in 1932, in which Sir Winston recommends having at least two or three hobbies. Reading, of course, but also painting--which he personally took up at the age of forty! This enhanced edition of the essay includes eighteen colour reproductions of his paintings, which demonstrate how well he had learned his new craft.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1373]


Clynes, John Robert (1869-1949) [English trade unionist and politician] Wikipedia

When I Remember... (1940) [Pamphlet: history of Britain's social service and income support programs] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped


Cody, Hiram Alfred (1872-1948) [Canadian priest, novelist, and biographer] University of New Brunswick (see under "Cody")

The Trail of the Golden Horn (1923) [Mystery novel, with elements of romance, set in Northern Canada (Cody lived in the Yukon for some years). A trapper finds an empty cabin, with evidence of a crime. We are introduced to a nurse, then to a Mountie, and matters proceed from there.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
The Master Revenge (1924) [Christian morality play done in the form of a novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
Songs of a Bluenose (1925) [Poetry] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #622]
The Crimson Sign (1935) [Historical novel, set in Acadia Wikipedia towards the end of the seventeenth century.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #946]
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Colby, Charles William (1867-1955) [Canadian historian] Colby Curtis Museum, Stanstead

The Founder of New France: A Chronicle of Champlain (1915) [Biography of Samuel de Champlain Wikipedia Dictionary of Canadian Biography: vol. 3 of "The Chronicles of Canada". Illustrations by Champlain himself, and by C. W. Jefferys (1869-1951) Wikipedia Library and Archives Canada, Balthazar Moncornet (ca. 1600-1668), and John David Kelly (1862-1958) Ontario's Historical Plaques]
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Colden, Cadwallader (1688-1776) [Scottish physician; governor of New York 1769-71] Wikipedia

The History of the Five Indian Nations of Canada (in two volumes) (1747 [expanded second edition]; 1727 [original edition]) [The first full account in English of the Iroquois League Wikipedia; Colden had the advantage of considerable direct contact with the League as a negotiator for the British government. Our ebook is based on the 1747 London edition.]
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Coles, Manning [pseudonym of English author Adelaide Frances Oke Manning (1891-1959) and British intelligence agent Cyril Henry Coles (1899-1965)] Wikipedia

Drink to Yesterday (1940) [Neighbours Adelaide Manning, who had worked in the War Office during the First World War, and Cyril Coles, a career officer in British Intelligence, in 1940 jointly wrote their first novel (many were to follow) featuring Thomas Elphinstone Hambledon Wikipedia. It is set during the First World War: Hambledon is nominally a teacher, but in fact the important part of his work takes place during the vacations -- when he is in Germany! This work behind German lines is presumably based on Coles' own experience: he joined up as a teenager, had a phenomenal ability to learn languages quickly, and did indeed work behind German lines! "Tremendously effective and entirely thrilling tale of man whose split nationality and tragically divided personal loyalties changed his whole life." (Saturday Review, 15 February 1941)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1670]
Pray Silence (1940) [It's hard to give a more accurate and concise summary than the one provided by the Saturday Review in their 10 May 1941 issue: "British spy loses memory and turns up decade later as high Nazi police official. He makes up for lost time." Yes, it's Tommy Hambledon, of course, in the second Manning Coles novel to feature him, a novel known in the United States as A Toast to Tomorrow, an excellent title, since it nicely parallels the title of the first novel, Drink to Yesterday, which was set during the First World War. Be that as it may, our hero is as far behind German lines as could be imagined: Hitler himself shows up as a character!] EPUB HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #1671]
Without Lawful Authority (1943) [Espionage novel, set during the runup to the Second World War. Some very mysterious crimes are happening in England. They are not what they seem: but what are the motives? Perhaps Tommy Hambledon of British Intelligence can sort out these complexities!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1610]
Green Hazard (1945) [Action novel, set in the year 1941, and featuring British intelligence agent Tommy Hambledon doing dangerous and important espionage. Then comes shocking news: Hambledon has been killed, in Switzerland! Or has he?] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1620]
The Fifth Man (1946) [Espionage novel, naturally featuring British intelligence agent Tommy Hambledon. In wartime, a dubious life history can be the ideal background for espionage inside another country -- for example, Germany! "A-1 Spy thriller" (Saturday Review, 19 January 1946)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1616]
Alias Uncle Hugo (1952) [Novel of intrigue and espionage. Tommy Hambledon's latest assignment takes him to the Soviet Union. The Second World War is now over, but much intrigue is underway. Kaspar, the orphaned son of an Eastern European monarch, is living in the Soviet Union being sheltered by his tutor, who is passing him off as his great-nephew. This is not a situation that can last: fortunately Kaspar's Uncle Hugo shows up! But who exactly is Uncle Hugo, and what is he planning?] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1669]
A Knife for the Juggler (1953) [Novel of murder and intrigue, the sixteenth in the Tommy Hambledon series, taking place in the glamorous settings of the City of Paris and of the Canary Islands!]
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Not for Export (1954) [Spy/mystery novel. Some very sensitive airplane design documents disappear: who better to find them than British intelligence agent Tommy Hambledon? Much action in West Germany, particularly Berlin, but Russia also plays a role. "Familiar mixture of international mayhem and mirth... Peppy as ever" (John T. Winterich, Saturday Review, 13 March 1954)]
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No Entry (1958) [Spy/mystery novel, which begins in the city of Goslar Wikipedia, near the former boundary between West and East Germany. The son of the British Foreign Secretary has mysteriously disappeared while visiting. Are the Russians involved? To the Foreign Office it seems obvious: the situation calls for the special talents of Thomas Elphinstone "Tommy" Hambledon Wikipedia.]
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Conan Doyle, Arthur (1859-1930)
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Conference on the Medical Services in Canada (1924)

Report of the Conference on the Medical Services in Canada held at Ottawa, December 18, 19, 20, 1924 (1925) [Transcript of conference] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped


Connell, Richard [Richard Edward, Jr.] (1893-1949) [American journalist, screenwriter, and novelist] Wikipedia

The Most Dangerous Game (1924) Wikipedia [A very famous and very influential short story, involving a special kind of big game hunting.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1480]


Connor, Ralph [pen name of Rev. Charles William Gordon] (1860-1937) [Canadian clergyman and novelist] Wikipedia Canadian Encyclopedia

Black Rock: a Tale of the Selkirks (1898) [Novel] HTML and Text
Gwen's Canyon (1898) ["Gwen was undoubtedly wild and, as the Sky Pilot said, wilful and wicked." This short story describes her transformation.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #625]
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Conrad, Joseph [Korzeniowski, Józef Teodor Konrad] (1857-1924) [Polish mariner and novelist] Wikipedia

Almayer's Folly. A Story of an Eastern River. (1895) Wikipedia [Conrad's first novel, in which his peculiar strengths are already evident. He wrote English beautifully, and yet he was not from an English-speaking country, but from Poland, which through almost his entire life was not an independent country, but a region, split between the Russian, German, and Austrian empires: in fact, a colony. This put Conrad in an excellent position to observe and understand the colonial experience. Almayer's Folly demonstrates this nicely. It is the first of Conrad's three Malay novels, set in what is now Indonesia, but at the time was a Dutch colony. Kaspar Almayer is a Dutch trader who lives with his Malayan wife, by whom he has had a daughter, Nina. In anticipation of a British annexation of the area (which never happens), and the resulting increase in business (which also never happens), he puts up a preposterously large half-finished house ("Almayer's Folly") as a venue for his business affairs. But Almayer's delusions are not limited to commerce: his wife is secretly determined that under no circumstances will their daughter Nina marry a European. Nina is, in fact, strictly opposed to the European colonial dream/nightmare, in which Almayer is so deeply invested.] EPUB [University of Adelaide]
An Outcast of the Islands (1896) Wikipedia [Conrad's second novel, a sequel to Almayer's Folly. The islands in question are the Malay Archipelago (modern Indonesia), where Almayer's Folly had been set. Like its predecessor, the novel's focus is on a European, in this case Peter Willems. "The man who suggested Willems to me," wrote Conrad in his 1919 Author's Note, included in our ebook, "was not particularly interesting in himself. My interest was aroused by his dependent position, his strange, dubious status of a mistrusted, disliked, worn-out European living on the reluctant toleration of that Settlement hidden in the heart of the forest-land, up that sombre stream which our ship was the only white men's ship to visit." And, really, there you have the novel. Like its predecessor, it is a careful examination of what men will do when tempted or pressured, particularly if the colonial system puts them in a position of privilege.] EPUB [University of Adelaide]
The Nigger of the Narcissus. A Tale of the Forecastle. (1897) Wikipedia [Novella. CAUTION: Certain elements of plot and language may seem racist by the standards of today. It is truly unfortunate that the title includes an example of such language, but the policy at Project Gutenberg Canada is that under no circumstances do we censor what we publish. As it happens, the novel, if anything, is an attack on the racist attitudes of Conrad's time: it is the story of James Wait, born in the West Indies, who is on his way from Bombay to London, gravely ill with tuberculosis, and of what happens on this voyage. Connoisseurs of Conrad consider it one of his finest works.] EPUB [University of Adelaide]
Nostromo. A Tale of the Seaboard. (1904) Wikipedia [Novel, with an Author's Note added by Conrad in 1917. It marks a transition point in his extraordinary writing career, being preceded by various sea novels and stories (Lord Jim, Youth, Typhoon), and followed by the political novels (The Secret Agent, Under Western Eyes). Nostromo is an adventure novel, set in a South American country named Costaguana, which is fictional, but bears an obvious resemblance to Colombia. There are many shenanigans, both political and financial, as was the case with Colombia during the exciting period of the US annexation of the Panama Canal Zone. The central character, Nostromo, originally from Italy, is at the same time an important figure in Costaguana, and yet somewhat apart from its people. "Perhaps the nearest approach to a brief analysis of the complex web of this book is to say that it tells how this Nostromo, whose pride and joy, whose whole stock-in-trade in life, is his integrity, his unblemished reputation, becomes a thief..." (Frederic Taber Cooper, The Bookman [US], November 1904)] EPUB [University of Adelaide]
The Secret Agent (1907) Wikipedia [One of Conrad's most famous novels, but its fame was late in coming: when published in 1907 it did not sell extremely well, and reviews were mixed. How things have changed! Now it is one of Conrad's most famous novels, and it is easy to see why. It is quite different from Conrad's earlier novels of seafaring, and instead deals with the very modern world of espionage, conspiracy, and police surveillance -- with a good dose of incompetence mixed in. Need more be said?] EPUB [University of Adelaide]
Under Western Eyes (1911) Wikipedia [This is a novel of politics, intrigue, and assassination, taking place in Geneva and St Petersburg, and centred on Kirylo Sidorovitch Razumov, a Russian university student with a mysterious background. The "Western Eyes" of the title belong to the novel's narrator, an elderly teacher of languages who is a longtime resident of Geneva. "A whole quarter of that town, on account of many Russians residing there, is called La Petite Russie -- Little Russia. I had a rather extensive connexion in Little Russia at that time. Yet I confess that I have no comprehension of the Russian character." Conrad's father and grandfather had been politically active, which no doubt explains why in his 1921 Author's Note he said that "My greatest anxiety was in being able to strike and sustain the note of scrupulous impartiality... 'Under Western Eyes' on its first appearance in England was a failure with the public, perhaps because of that very detachment." But the book ended up a success for Conrad: in particular it went through many editions in Russia, and has become an enduring classic. Conrad drily noted in 1921 that "by the mere force of circumstances 'Under Western Eyes' has become already a sort of historical novel dealing with the past"; that is, the First World War and the Russian Revolution had changed everything. But this simply demonstrates how clear Conrad's vision was of where society was headed. For us today it has special relevance, given the shadowy world that has unexpectedly emerged around us: autocracies and oligarchies worldwide, massive state surveillance even in what are claimed to be liberal democracies, "black ops" and secret prisons, and the rest of it.] EPUB [University of Adelaide]
Suspense (1925) [Novel, left incomplete by Conrad, who gave instructions that no one was to complete it; but what he left was in itself a sizeable piece of work. The story is set in Italy at the very end of the Napoleonic wars, and features the young Englishman Cosmo Latham, who at the novel's opening is just arriving in Genoa, not so very far from the former emperor's place of exile, Elba. Our ebook includes a frontispiece by the Scottish artist Muirhead Bone (1876-1953) Wikipedia.]
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Selected and with an introduction by Conrad's friend R. B. Cunninghame Graham (1852-1936) [Scottish politician and author] Wikipedia:
Tales of Hearsay (1925) [Four stories written at various points during Conrad's life, dealing with the sea, Polish history, and much else.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1354]


Cornford, F. M. [Francis Macdonald] (1874-1943) [English classical scholar] Wikipedia

Microcosmographia Academica. Being a Guide for the Young Academic Politician. (1908) Wikipedia [Monograph on political practices within universities, continually famous since its anonymous publication in 1908] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #889]


Costain, Thomas B. [Thomas Bertram] (1885-1965) [Canadian journalist, novelist, and historian] Wikipedia

The Silver Chalice (1952) Wikipedia [Historical novel about the Holy Grail, taking place at various places around the Roman Empire, including the court of the emperor Nero. Written with all the skill, smoothness, and historical knowledge we expect from Costain, it became an instant bestseller.]
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The Darkness and the Dawn (1959) [Large scale historic novel about Attila ("the Hun") Wikipedia, the founder of a large but short lived kingdom on the northern boundaries of the Roman Empire. "I wish to make it clear," says our author, "that in telling the story... I have adhered quite closely to such facts as history supplies of that spectacular conqueror, Attila the Hun."]
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with: Eayrs, Hugh S. [Hugh Sterling] (1894-1940) [Canadian publisher and novelist] McMaster University

The Amateur Diplomat (1917) [Novel about intrigue in the Balkan kingdom of Ironia during the First World War. And it includes a love story. The "amateur diplomat" of the title is Canadian!] HTML, Text, EPUB, and Kindle [Project Gutenberg US #51077]



Courage, James Francis (1903-1963) [New Zealand novelist] Te Ara (Grant Harris) Christchurch City Libraries (Virginia Clegg, Courage's niece)

From a Balcony (1926) [Short story. Major (retd.) Lionel Pratts is living happily in a fashionable area of London, along with his (female) dog Tommy. And he has a friend, Miss Mildred Gannet...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1186]


Craik, Dinah Maria Mulock (1826-1887) [English author] Wikipedia "Dinah Mulock Craik" [1983 book by Sally Mitchell]

The Fairy Book. The Best Popular Fairy Stories Selected and Rendered Anew. (1863 [text], 1913 [illustrations]) Illustrated in colour by Warwick Goble (1862-1943) [English artist] Wikipedia
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Crane, Walter (1845-1915) [English artist and illustrator] Wikipedia

The Absurd ABC (1874) [Picture book] HTML and Text
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The Song Of Sixpence Picture Book containing Sing a Song of Sixpence; Princess Belle etoile; An Alphabet of Old Friends: with the original Coloured Designs By Walter Crane including a preface and other embellishments (1909) [Picture book] HTML and Text
with Molesworth, Mary Louisa (1839-1921) [Scottish children's writer] Wikipedia


A Christmas Child. A Sketch of a Boy-Life. (1880) [Children's novel by Mrs. Molesworth, with illustrations by English artist and illustrator Walter Crane , engraved by Joseph Swain (1820-1909) The website of Bob Speel British Museum, or an unnamed assistant] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #630]
The Adventures of Herr Baby (1881) [Children's novel by Mrs. Molesworth, with illustrations by Crane] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped


Crowe, Catherine Ann (1790-1872) [English novelist and playwright] Wikipedia University of Kent

Ghosts and Family Legends. A Volume for Christmas. (1859) ["It happened," writes Mrs. Crowe, "that I spent the last winter in a large country mansion, in the north of England, where we had a succession of visitors, and all manner of amusements." Among these amusements were ghost stories...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #938]


Cruikshank, Ernest Alexander (1854-1939) [Canadian historian] Library and Archives Canada

The Administration of Lieut.-Governor Simcoe, Viewed in his Official Correspondence (1891) [Lecture on various interesting details of the early history of Upper Canada (Ontario) which can be found in the official correspondence of John Graves Simcoe Wikipedia] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #445]
The Story of Butler's Rangers and the Settlement of Niagara (1893) [History of the Loyalist regiment Wikipedia founded by John Butler (1728-1796) Dictionary of Canadian Biography Wikipedia and their eventual settlement in and around the future town of Niagara-on-the-Lake Wikipedia] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
The Life of Sir Henry Morgan. With an account of the English settlement of the island of Jamaica (1655-1688). (1935) [A very interesting biography of the Welsh privateer Wikipedia. The PG Canada catalogue includes The Privateer, a historical novel about Sir Henry, published in 1952 by Josephine Tey using the pen name Gordon Daviot: in her Author's Note, Tey describes Cruikshank's work as the "definitive biography of Henry Morgan...It is dispassionate, exhaustive, and accurate, and will prove an excellent corrective to both fictional biographies and biographical fictions."] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #767]


Cullum, Ridgwell [Burghard, Sidney Groves] (1867-1943) [English novelist] Wikipedia

The Bull Moose (1931) [Adventure novel, set in the Yukon (where Cullum had lived). A mysterious and dangerous man known as the Bull Moose has been robbing gold miners. People are concerned; the police are concerned.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1139]


Cummings, Ray [Raymond King] (1887-1957) [American science fiction author] Wikipedia

The Man Who Mastered Time (1929) [Science fiction novel. Time travel can be helpful if you're on a rescue mission!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1061]
The Shadow Girl (1962 version) [The 1962 book version of Cummings' famous novel, first published in 1929 in serialized form. A custom-built television set does not bring in any of the usual channels. It does, however, reveal a mysterious girl, and a mysterious tower. What do these visions portend? Time travel, it would seem...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1060]


Curwood, James Oliver (1878-1927) [American novelist] Wikipedia Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce

The Ancient Highway. A Novel of High Hearts and Open Woods. (1925) [Novel, with four illustrations by Walt Louderback (1887-1941). The novel is set in the years following the First World War, and describes the adventures of Clifton Brant, a young war veteran, in the vast northern forests of Quebec. Curwood's brief preface pays tribute to the memory of his friend Sir William Price (1867-1924) Dictionary of Canadian Biography Centre d'histoire Sir William Price]
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The Black Hunter. A Novel of Old Quebec. (1926) [Novel, illustrated by Arthur Ernst Becher (1877-1960), taking place in 1755, on the eve of the Seven Years' War, and telling the story of Anne St. Denis and David Rock, two young people living in the wilderness of New France. Anne is sent to Quebec City to be introduced into Quebec society; she convinces David to follow her. Intendant Bigot Wikipedia Dictionary of Canadian Biography and his cronies see Anne and decide to plot to have her fall into his clutches and to get rid of David. Matters proceed from there...]
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The Plains of Abraham (1928) [Historical novel, set around 1750. A young boy's parents are killed in a Mohawk raid. He and a girl in a similar plight are adopted by the Senecas. They have many adventures, and he ends up as a participant in the famous battle. This ebook includes the endpapers, illustrated by an anonymous artist.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped Wikipedia


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D'Annunzio, Gabriele (1863-1938) [Italian playwright and novelist/ Dramaturge et romancier italien] en.wikipediafr.wikipediait.wikipedia
La città morta. Tragedia. (1898) [Play in Italian / Pièce de théâtre en italien] HTML HTML zip Text / Texte Text / Texte zip Text / Texte UTF-8 Text / Texte UTF-8 zip [PG Canada #432/no 432]
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Dafoe, John Wesley (1866-1944) [Canadian journalist] Wikipedia

Laurier: A Study in Canadian Politics (1922) [History and political analysis] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
Canada, an American Nation (1935) ["American" as in "North American" — three lectures delivered by Dafoe in 1934 at Columbia University and published in the following year with some additional material. Dafoe "thought the time and occasion opportune to discuss... the common foundation of early North American feeling and belief upon which the structures of government in both countries rest." As these lectures show, Dafoe combined the writing and speaking skills of a fine professional journalist with a deep knowledge of history and politics: hence, no doubt, the honour of the invitation from Columbia to deliver these lectures.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1219]


Dantzig, Tobias (1884-1956) [American mathematician] Wikipedia

Henri Poincaré, Critic of Crisis. Reflections on his universe of discourse. (1954) [Essays on the philosophy of the French mathematician and physicist Henri Poincaré (1854-1912) Wikipedia, intended for the general reader]
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Davis, William Stearns (1877-1930) [American historian and novelist] Wikipedia

The Beauty of the Purple. A Romance of Imperial Constantinople Twelve Centuries Ago. (1924) [Historical novel about the astounding career of the eighth-century Byzantine emperor Leo the Isaurian Wikipedia. "This romance attempts to show forth," our novelist remarks, "something of the brilliancy, magnificence and teeming life of Christian Constantinople in an age when London and Paris were little better than squalid villages."] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1144]


de la Mare, Walter (1873-1956) [English poet, novelist, and writer of stories] Wikipedia

Stories from the Bible (1929) [Stories from the Old Testament, retold in modern English] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #441]
Best Stories of Walter de la Mare (1942) [The author's own favourites among his stories for adults. Elsewhere in this catalogue you will find many of his children's stories.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #992]
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de la Roche, Mazo (1879-1961) [Canadian novelist and playwright] Wikipedia

The Jalna novels, in the order of the events they describe. We offer the following titles from the sixteen novels in the series:
The Building of Jalna (1944) [Novel, telling of the arrival of the Whiteoaks in Canada, and the founding of Jalna, their family home: the first of the Jalna saga's sixteen novels. The sixteen novels in the series were not published in chronological order: this was the ninth novel, and by the time it appeared the Jalna series was already famous around the world!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1361]
Mary Wakefield (1949) [The third Jalna novel, taking place in the 1890s, years before the events described in Jalna and Whiteoaks. The recently widowed Philip Whiteoak has two young children, and needs a governess: the young and beautiful Mary Wakefield, freshly arrived from England. Her arrival naturally causes great commotion at Jalna. "Sometimes we have thought we had been given a little too much of Jalna... this volume convinces us that we really needed more of the chronicle. Taken as a whole, the work begins to stand up as one of the best achievements of Canadian literature". (Allan Nevins, Saturday Review, 29 January 1949). The novel is dedicated to the celebrated Canadian sculptor Walter Allward (1876-1955) Wikipedia, creator of the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1231]
Young Renny (1935) [The fourth Jalna novel. Renny and Meg Whiteoak are now in their twenties, a complicated time of life for anyone, but particularly for Whiteoaks. Family members of various ages, from the formidable Adeline down, participate fully in the turbulent but generally happy life of Jalna.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1238]
Whiteoak Harvest (1936) [The fifth Jalna novel, taking place during the Great Depression, the effects of which are being felt even at Jalna. It's a bad time to be in debt, but Renny has a mortgage to deal with -- a mortgage on Jalna itself! Nicholas and Ernest return to Jalna; perhaps their presence will bring some calm to the friendly turmoil which, as usual, is engulfing Jalna. And Finch returns as well. As with all of the Jalna novels, our author skilfully ensures that to enjoy the novel you need have no prior knowledge of Jalna and the Whiteoak family.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1506]
The Whiteoak Brothers (1953) [The sixth Jalna novel, principally about the Whiteoak brothers; but their grandmother Adeline, now nearing 100, plays a memorable role. The plot involves a mysterious visitor from England, a gold mine, and many other things. If you liked the TV series Dallas, the Jalna saga may be exactly your literary cup of tea! The writing could hardly be better, and the novel does not require any previous knowledge of Jalna and the Whiteoaks.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1397]
Jalna (1927) Wikipedia [The novel which launched the Jalna series. We are introduced to the Whiteoak family, and their estate, Jalna, located on the shore of Lake Ontario.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1028]
Whiteoaks (1929) [Novel: the sequel to Jalna, and featuring the same brilliant set of characters. "The chapters which describe the last days of old Gran, and which hold us in suspense to learn upon which member of the great Jalna clan she has bestowed her hoarded fortune, would alone make the book a welcome acquisition." (Allan Nevins, Saturday Review, 21 September 1929)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1134]
Finch's Fortune (1931) [Novel. Finch Whiteoak, grandson of Adeline Whiteoak, turns twenty-one, and receives an enormous legacy under the terms of his grandmother's will. Naturally this changes his life, and also the life of those around him. "From the first page to the last, Finch's Fortune holds the reader enthralled." (Myra M. Waterman, The Bookman, November 1931)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1102]
The Master of Jalna (1933) [Novel. Finch has returned from England and rejoined the rest of the Whiteoak family at Jalna. Of course, this doesn't mean that things are quiet and settled — after all, we're talking about the Whiteoaks! "In this latest instalment, the family vicissitudes are dominated by red-haired Rennie — the strongest-willed of all since the passing of old Gran... he presides at the mansion, raises horses, decides vital family issues, and keeps the clan together." (Allan Nevins, Saturday Review, 16 September 1933)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1213]
Renny's Daughter (1951) [Novel, the fourteenth in the Jalna narrative. Nicholas and Ernest Whiteoak, born in 1852 and 1854 respectively, are now very old men: the novel largely concerns Adeline Whiteoak, "Renny's daughter", born in 1930, named after her formidable great-grandmother, and now fully participating in the never-ending drama of the Whiteoak family and their life at Jalna.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1449]
Other works by Mazo de la Roche:
Delight (1926) [Novel. Delight is not an emotion, but a person: Delight Mainprize, originally from England, but now a waitress in Brancepeth, Ontario, where she finds many admirers. Competition ensues among the men of Brancepeth: who will win her hand?] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1508]
Whiteoaks. A Play. (1936) [Play adapted by de la Roche from her 1929 novel of the same name in the Jalna series. An enormous hit in London's West End, it was subsequently produced on Broadway.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1115]
Growth of a Man (1938) [Novel, which follows Shaw Manifold from his boyhood in Southern Ontario to his adulthood as a forester in British Columbia. H. R. Macmillan Wikipedia, de la Roche's cousin, and a central figure in the history of British Columbia's forest industry, appears to have inspired the novel!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1187]


De Mille, James (1833-1880) [Canadian classical scholar and novelist] Wikipedia Dictionary of Canadian Biography jrank.org

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Behind the Veil. A Poem. (1893) [Transcendental poem, influenced by the ideas of the Greek philosopher Plato Wikipedia. Discovered among De Mille's papers after his death, and published by Archibald McKellar MacMechan (1862-1933) Wikipedia, his friend and colleague at Dalhousie University Wikipedia.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped UTF-8 text UTF-8 text zipped [PGC #646]

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Decorde, Jean-Eugène (1811-1881) [Curé, historien et lexicographe français]

Dictionnaire du patois du pays de Bray (1852) [Dictionnaire: Decorde était curé de Bures fr.wikipedia, pays de Bray fr.wikipedia, Normandie fr.wikipedia entre 1836 et 1870. Le français que nous parlons aujourd'hui au Canada trouve ses origines en Normandie.] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip
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Deeping, Warwick [George Warwick] (1877-1950) [English physician and novelist] Wikipedia

Countess Glika and Other Stories (1919) [A collection of five short(ish) stories, all in a setting of intrigue, revolution, or war, all ending in romance. For example, the second story (The Red Shirt) is set in the mid-1800's, during the Italian Revolution, when the French were attacking Rome.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1051]


DeGuise, Charles (1827-1884) [Romancier canadien]

Le Cap au Diable, Légende Canadienne (1863) [Conte] Texte
Hélika: Mémoire d'un vieux maître d'école (1872) [Roman] HTML et Texte


Delafield, E. M. [Dashwood, Edmée Elizabeth Monica, née de la Pasture] (1890-1943) [English novelist and essayist] Wikipedia

To See Ourselves. A Domestic Comedy in Three Acts. (1930 [first performance]; 1931 [first publication]) [Comedy. Freddie and Catherine Allerton live in what might appear to be perfect happiness in their country house in South Devon. But their reality is a little more nuanced than at first appears!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #884]
Gay Life (1933) [Novel. Hilary and Angie Moon, now married for two years and somewhat bored, arrive penniless on the Côte d'Azur Wikipedia. Then things start happening...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #815]
General Impressions (1933) [Light-hearted anecdotes drawn from our author's daily life, with dialogue] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #852]
Late and Soon (1943) [Delafield's final novel. Valentine Arbell, widowed for twelve years, is the mistress of a gigantic, dilapidated, and mostly empty English country house. But her life is not as fully settled as she might think...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1020]


Dent, John Charles (1841-1888) [Canadian biographer, historian, and short story writer] Wikipedia Dictionary of Canadian Biography Canadian Encyclopedia

Canadian Notabilities, Volume 1 (1880) [Biography] Text
The Canadian Portrait Gallery [A four-volume set of biographies, many of them illustrated using photographs by William Notman (1826-1891) Wikipedia Dictionary of Canadian Biography McCord Museum and W. J. Topley (1845-1930) Dictionary of Canadian Biography Wikipedia]
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Denton, Vernon Llewllyn (1881-1944) [Canadian teacher and historian] University of Victoria The Nova Scotia Eatons

The Far West Coast (1924) [History of the exploration of the coast of British Columbia to the end of the eighteenth century] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #431]
Simon Fraser (1928) [An introduction to the life and achievements of the explorer Simon Fraser (1776-1862) Wikipedia Dictionary of Canadian Biography. Includes an illustration by C. W. Jefferys (1869-1951) Wikipedia McMaster University (Eric Weichel) Library and Archives Canada.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #605]


Dickens, Charles [Charles John Huffam] (1812-1870) [English novelist, editor, and social activist] Wikipedia

A Christmas Carol (1843) Wikipedia [Or, to give its full title, A Christmas Carol in Prose. Being A Ghost Story of Christmas. This short novel by Dickens is surely the most famous of his works. Is a summary really needed? Perhaps not, but here goes! Ebenezer Scrooge ("scrooge" has long since become a word in the English language) is the surviving partner of the financial firm of Scrooge and Marley. It is Christmas Eve, but Scrooge is not an admirer of that holiday, and tells his nephew, who has different opinions, that "every idiot who goes about with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart." But then Scrooge encounters the ghost of his late partner Jacob Marley, who warns him that he must change his ways. Over the next three days he will be visited by three spirits, each with a message for him!
 
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David Copperfield (1850 [novel]; 1869 [preface]) Wikipedia [Or, to give its full title "The personal history, adventures, experience & observation of David Copperfield of Blunderstone Rookery. (Which he never meant to be Published on any Account.)" Dickens' eighth novel, probably his most famous one, and certainly its author's personal favourite. A rich panorama of life in the early Victorian era, largely inspired by Dickens' own early life.] EPUB [University of Adelaide]


Dinesen, Isak (1885-1962)
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Dionne, Narcisse-Eutrope (1848-1917) [Historien, lexicographe et bibliothécaire canadien] fr.wikipedia Dictionnaire biographique du Canada

Historique de l'église Notre-Dame des Victoires, basse-ville de Québec: deuxième centenaire, 1688-1888 (1923) [Monographie sur l'église Notre-Dame-des-Victoires fr.wikipedia Les églises de Québec Université du Québec] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip Texte UTF-8 Texte UTF-8 zip


Djurklou, Nils Gabriel, friherre (1829-1904) [Swedish author] sv.wikipedia (in Swedish) runeberg.org (in Swedish)

Fairy Tales from the Swedish of Baron G. Djurklou (1901) [Fairy tales: translated by Hans Lien Brækstad (1845-1915); illustrated by Theodor Severin Kittelsen, (1857-1914) Wikipedia Lauvlia (Kittelsen's home), Erik Werenskiold (1855-1938) Wikipedia, and Carl Larsson (1853-1919) Wikipedia Carl and Karin Larsson Family Association]
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Doin, Ernest (1809-1891) [Dramaturge canadien]

Le divorce du tailleur. Pièce archi-comique en un acte (1873) [Comédie] HTML et Texte
Le dîner interrompu ou Nouvelle farce de Jocrisse. Farce comique en un acte (1873) [Comédie] HTML et Texte
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Douglas, Amanda Minnie (1831-1916) [American novelist and poet] New Jersey Historical Society

A Modern Cinderella (1913) [Novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped


Douglas, Lloyd C. [Lloyd Cassel] (1877-1951) [American clergyman and novelist] Wikipedia

The Robe (1942) Wikipedia [Historical novel, a massive bestseller written on a grand scale and with much historical information about the Roman Empire. After Jesus's crucifixion, the soldiers used gambling to decide who should get his clothing. This novel tells what subsequently happened to the robe and more particularly its new owner, the tribune Marcellus Gallio, and his slave Demetrius.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1630]


Doyle, Arthur Conan (1859-1930) [Scottish physician and author; creator of Sherlock Holmes] Wikipedia

Stories and novels featuring Mr. Sherlock Holmes Wikipedia
A Study in Scarlet (1887) Wikipedia [Few literary events of such magnitude have been as quiet as this mystery novel's introduction to the world of Mr. Sherlock Holmes. Arthur Conan Doyle was not yet a professional author, but a physician living in Southsea when he published this novel in the Beeton's Christmas Annual for 1887. It is narrated by John H. Watson, "Late of the Army Medical Department": Watson was indeed a veteran, wounded in Afghanistan -- some things really don't change! Anyway, like many before and after him, he finds London expensive, and is trying "to solve the problem as to whether it is possible to get comfortable rooms at a reasonable price" when he learns that Mr. Sherlock Holmes is trying to solve exactly the same problem. They are introduced, and agree to save money by sharing lodgings. Dr Watson naturally has no idea that his new roommate is a consulting detective ("I suppose I am the only one in the world"): the famous partnership of Holmes and Watson begins!] EPUB [University of Adelaide]
The Sign of the Four (1890) Wikipedia [The second of the four full-length Sherlock Holmes novels. It was first published in Lippincott's Magazine as The Sign of the Four, which seems to be the standard form used these days, but it was first published in book form as The Sign of Four. Be that as it may, the story begins when Miss Mary Morstan visits 221B Baker Street to consult Sherlock Holmes on the mysterious disappearance of her father some years before, and the strange events which followed, which seem to be linked to her father's military service in India. All this, of course, is masterfully resolved by Mr Sherlock Holmes with the able assistance of Dr Watson.] EPUB [University of Adelaide]
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892) Wikipedia [Twelve short stories, all of them published in The Strand Magazine Wikipedia in 1891 and 1892, and then published as a book, the first Sherlock Holmes collection: an instant and permanent classic. There is probably no such thing as a Sherlock Holmes story that is not well known, but the book does include some especially famous stories: The Adventure of the Speckled Band, for example, Doyle's personal favourite among all the stories he wrote about Sherlock Holmes, and A Scandal in Bohemia. The Project Gutenberg US ebook we use includes the contemporary illustrations by Sidney Paget (1860-1908) Wikipedia] Project Gutenberg US [PGUS #48320]
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1893) Wikipedia [Doyle's second collection of Sherlock Holmes stories, twelve in number, all of them, as in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, initially published in The Strand Magazine, and all of them famous to this day: each of them has its own Wikipedia article.) Doyle intended this to be the end of his involvement with Sherlock Holmes, although this turned out not to be the case. But some years were to pass before the appearance of The Hound of the Baskervilles in 1902.] Project Gutenberg US [PGUS #834] (includes The Adventure of the Cardboard Box Wikipedia, which was part of the first edition, but was omitted from many later editions) EPUB [University of Adelaide] (omits The Adventure of the Cardboard Box)
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902) Wikipedia [Novel, perhaps the most famous adventure of Mr Sherlock Holmes. In the moorlands of Devonshire, a mysterious gigantic hound seems to be active. And Sir Charles Baskerville, who had recently taken up residence in Baskerville Hall, has just died under mysterious circumstances. Could these two facts be connected? Could the hound be none other than the fabled Hound of the Baskervilles, feared for centuries?] EPUB [University of Adelaide]
The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1905) Wikipedia [Doyle had killed Holmes off in "The Final Problem", the story which had concluded the second collection, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. But the fans were not happy with his departure, so Doyle relented, and wrote the stories in this collection, in the first of which, "The Adventure of the Empty House", Holmes reappears in London, to the consternation and delight of Dr Watson. This was among Doyle's favourite Sherlock Holmes stories, as were several other stories in this book: "The Adventure of the Dancing Men", "The Adventure of the Priory School", and "The Adventure of the Second Stain".] EPUB [University of Adelaide]
The Valley of Fear (1915) Wikipedia [The fourth and final Sherlock Holmes mystery novel. Holmes receives what today we would call an encrypted note, but not the cipher (key) needed to read it. Will Holmes be able to decrypt the note? Well, really, what an absurd question to ask! Soon enough, Holmes and Watson arrive at the village of Birlstone, "a small and very ancient cluster of half-timbered cottages on the northern border of the county of Sussex." For at the ancient Manor House a murder has just occurred.] EPUB [University of Adelaide]
His Last Bow (1917) Wikipedia ["The friends of Mr. Sherlock Holmes", remarks Dr Watson in his preface to this collection, "will be glad to learn that he is still alive and well, though somewhat crippled by occasional attacks of rheumatism." And indeed we are glad! He is in fact living in Eastbourne, on the Sussex coast, then as now a town attractive to the elderly. Despite its title, this is not the last set of Sherlock Holmes short stories, for ten years later The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes was to appear! Doyle had a remarkable ability to sustain the quality of his Sherlock Holmes stories as the series grew. His personal favourites among the Sherlock Holmes stories included two from this collection: "The Adventure of the Devil's Foot" and "The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans". Note: the University of Adelaide edition includes "The Adventure of the Cardboard Box" in this collection rather than in The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, where it had first appeared in 1893.] EPUB [University of Adelaide]
The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1927) Wikipedia [Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's final collection of stories featuring Sherlock Holmes: published forty years after Holmes' first appearance in print! All twelve of the stories were published in the Strand Magazine between 1921 and 1927. Doyle himself thought that "The Adventure of the Lion's Mane" and "The Adventure of the Illustrious Client", both in this collection, were among the best stories he had ever written about Holmes.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1274] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

The Professor Challenger Wikipedia novels and stories:
The Lost World (1912) Wikipedia [The first and most famous of the novels featuring Professor Challenger Wikipedia. Edward Malone, a reporter, has a girl friend Gladys, who is somewhat interested in marriage, but "If I marry, I do want to marry a famous man!" Instead of wondering why he is wasting his time on her, he asks his editor for an assignment involving adventure and danger: that will impress her! And so he ends up accompanying Professor George Edward Challenger to a remote corner of South America. It's a shock when they encounter their first pterodactyl Wikipedia -- and we mean a living pterodactyl, not a fossil! Much else follows.] EPUB [University of Adelaide]
The Poison Belt (1913) Wikipedia [Doyle's second novel to feature Professor Challenger, narrated as before by reporter Edward Malone: three years after the earlier adventure, it reunites the Professor with his companions from The Lost World. But this time they are headed not for South America, but for Professor Challenger's house in the London suburb of Surrey! Here they will ride out Earth's passing through a belt of deadly poison.] EPUB [University of Adelaide]
The Land of Mist (1926) Wikipedia [After the First World War, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who had lost several close male relatives in that war, became interested in Spiritualism Wikipedia; and that interest is reflected in this third and final Professor Challenger novel, which is quite different from its two predecessors. The Professor is indeed back, although no longer quite the ultimate alpha male of former years. This change was induced by the death of his wife in the flu epidemic: "Life had much yet to teach him, but he was a little less intolerant in learning." Similarly, Edward Malone is back, "but life had toned him down also, and made him a more subdued and thoughtful man... his mind was deeper and more active. The boy was dead and the man was born." The two attend a raucous public lecture at a Spiritualist Church off Edgware Road, and they start their investigations into the spiritual world.] EPUB [University of Adelaide]
When the World Screamed (1928) Wikipedia [Does our planet, the Earth, have feelings? Professor Challenger investigates, aided as in all his adventures by Edward Malone, and a new character, Mr Peerless Jones, a friend of Malone's who is an expert in Artesian boring, that is, deep drilling, as in drilling wells.] EPUB [University of Adelaide]
The Disintegration Machine (1929) Wikipedia [Science fiction short story. Professor Challenger Wikipedia is introduced to "a Latvian gentleman named Theodore Nemor... who claims to have invented a machine of a most extraordinary character which is capable of disintegrating any object placed within its sphere of influence. Matter dissolves and returns to its molecular or atomic condition. By reversing the process it can be reassembled." What if this claim turns out to be true?] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

The Maracot Deep (1929) Wikipedia [Fantasy novel. Professor Maracot and his companions, who are both learned and intrepid, run into trouble during a deep-sea dive in the Atlantic, and are rescued by strangers who seem to be descendants of an ancient and mysterious race. Can our heroes find out who these strangers really are?] EPUB [University of Adelaide]


Du Bois, Louis [Louis-François] (1773-1855) [Écrivain et polymathe français]
Travers, Julien (1802-1888) [Biographe français]

Glossaire du patois normand (1856) [Glossaire, avec une vie de Louis Du Bois par Travers. Le français que nous parlons aujourd'hui au Canada trouve ses origines en Normandie.] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip Texte UTF-8 Texte UTF-8 zip [PGC no #458]


Du Bois, W. E. B. [William Edward Burghardt] (1868-1963) [American historian and civil rights leader] Wikipedia

Life Seen at Ninety (1958) [An essay written by Du Bois on the occasion of his ninetieth birthday. Age had not dimmed his passion and insight. One wonders what he would say about the world today!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1203]


Duguay, Camille (1882-1936) [Écrivain canadien]

La Veillée de Noël: pièce du terroir en deux actes et un tableau (1926) [Pièce de théâtre] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip


Dukes, Ashley (1885-1959) [English playwright, producer, critic, and translator] Wikipedia The Modernist Journals Project (Mark Gaipa)

The Man with a Load of Mischief. A Comedy in Three Acts. (1924) [Comedy, of which the action takes place at an English country inn. Dukes' most famous play.]
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The Scene is Changed (1942) [Dukes' account of his brilliant theatrical career in England, Germany, and North America, and the many literary and theatrical luminaries he knew. Includes a photograph of the author by Howard Coster (1885-1959) Wikipedia] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #926]


Duncan, Isadora (1877-1927) [American dancer] Wikipedia

My Life (1927) [The autobiography of the celebrated dancer, written shortly before her premature passing, and published shortly thereafter: a principal source of the 1968 film Isadora Wikipedia. Includes a preface by her publisher, Horace Liveright (1886?-1933) Wikipedia, and photographs, some of them iconic, by the Munich studio Atelier Elvira Wikipedia, founded by Anita Augspurg (1857-1943) Wikipedia and Sophia Goudstikker (1865-1924) de.wikipedia, the Parisian photographer Paul Berger, Arnold Genthe (1869-1942) Wikipedia, Otto Wegener (1849-1922) Pär Rittsel, the New York photographer Jacob Schloss (1857-1938), and Edward Steichen (1879-1973) Wikipedia]
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Duncan, Norman McLean (1871-1916) [Canadian journalist and novelist] Wikipedia Dictionary of Canadian Biography jrank.org

The Measure of A Man. A Tale of The Big Woods. (1911) [Novel, set in northern Minnesota: illustrated by George Matthews Harding (1882-1959) U.S. Army Center of Military History] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #548]


Duncan, Sara Jeannette (1861-1922) [Canadian journalist and novelist] Wikipedia Dictionary of Canadian Biography Canadian Encyclopedia

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Duncan-Jones, Arthur Stuart (1879-1955) [English theologian and church historian]

The Crooked Cross (1940) [Pamphlet: history of the Confessional Movement in Nazi Germany] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped


Dunham, Bertha Mabel (1881-1957) [Canadian librarian and novelist] Libraries Today (University of Guelph)

The Trail of the Conestoga (1925) [Novel about the early history of Waterloo, Ontario Wikipedia: with a preface by William Lyon Mackenzie King (1874-1950), tenth Prime Minister of Canada Wikipedia Dictionary of Canadian Biography] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped


Dunn, Oscar (1845-1885) [Journaliste et lexicographe canadien] Dictionnaire biographique du Canada

Glossaire franco-canadien et vocabulaire de locutions vicieuses usitées au Canada (1880) [Glossaire] HTML et Texte


Lord Dunsany [Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, eighteenth Baron Dunsany] (1878-1957) [Irish author and playwright] Wikipedia

A Night at an Inn. A Play in One Act. (1916) [Play] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
The King of Elfland's Daughter (1924) Wikipedia [The classic fantasy novel. The Lord of Erl sends his son to Elfland to seek a bride: much ensues.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1127]
Seven Modern Comedies (1928) [Seven short plays with small casts: Atalanta in Wimbledon, The Raffle, The Journey of the Soul, In Holy Russia, His Sainted Grandmother, The Hopeless Passion of Mr. Bunyon, and The Jest of Hahalaba] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1090]
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Dupuy, Paul (1831-1891) [Biographe canadien]

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Eager, Edward [Edward McMaken] (1911-1964) [American novelist, librettist, and translator] Wikipedia

Half Magic (1954) [Does magic really exist? Four children are wondering this, when suddenly... Well, we're not going to give the story away, but we will say that this is a genuine children's classic! "This story belongs to the E. Nesbit school of fantasy, in which magic pursues its inevitable course... a book whose total contribution is one of fun and relaxation." (Elizabeth Nesbitt, Saturday Review, 15 May 1954)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1254]
Knight's Castle (1956) [Novel, second in the series initiated by Half Magic. Four children discover a magic item, an enchanted toy soldier. But an act of magic can happen only every three days!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1256]
Magic by the Lake (1957) [Novel, third in the series initiated by Half Magic. This time, the four children (and their parents) are at a summer cabin by a lake. The cabin is named "Magic by the Lake", and it doesn't take them long to discover that the entire lake is magic: assorted magical adventures ensue. At the start of the book, there's a talking turtle; later on, there's a talking penguin!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1283]
Magic or Not? (1959) [Novel, fifth in the series initiated by Half Magic. This time, there are four children to whom odd things are happening, but... they're not sure if it's actual magic making things happen, or if things just work out in the best possible way!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1259]
Seven-Day Magic (1962) [The seventh and final novel in the series initiated by Half Magic. Several children are in the local public library, and one of the girls finds a small red book, well used. The librarian tells them they can keep the book for only seven days. The book grants wishes, but only for the seven days they're allowed to have it. Adventures ensue...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1260]


Eayrs, Hugh S. [Hugh Sterling] (1894-1940) [Canadian publisher and novelist] McMaster University
with: Costain, Thomas B. [Thomas Bertram] (1885-1965) [Canadian journalist, novelist, and historian] Wikipedia

The Amateur Diplomat (1917) [Novel about intrigue in the Balkan kingdom of Ironia during the First World War. And it includes a love story. The "amateur diplomat" of the title is Canadian!] HTML, Text, EPUB, and Kindle [Project Gutenberg US #51077]


Eddington, Arthur Stanley (1882-1944) [English astronomer and physicist] Wikipedia

The Nature of the Physical World (1928) [Eddington's celebrated explanation of the discoveries of Einstein Wikipedia and Rutherford Wikipedia, intended for a general audience. The book is based on Eddington's Gifford Lectures Wikipedia delivered in Edinburgh in 1927, and exhibits the attractive conversational style of the original lectures.] HTML HTML zipped UTF-8 text UTF-8 text zipped EPUB [PGC #1097]


Eddison, E. R. [Eric Rücker] (1882-1945) [English novelist] Wikipedia

The Worm Ouroboros (1922) Wikipedia [Novel of high fantasy, written at the level of epic poetry. Eddison has a full command of older English, and makes constant use of it, to very good effect: "In reading this book the reader... will delight in a prose that is as life-giving as it is magnificent." (Introduction to the 1926 New York edition by Irish novelist James Stephens [1880/82-1950] Wikipedia.]
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Edgeworth, Maria (1767-1849) [Irish novelist] Wikipedia NNDB

The Modern Griselda. A Tale. (1804) [Novel. Unlike the traditional folk character Griselda Wikipedia, the new Griselda is impatient and arrogant.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #638] Review, from 1804, of the first edition!
Orlandino (1848) [Novel for children, illustrating various virtues and the social problems they prevent: these problems include drunkenness and high personal debt, which were apparently as prevalent in 1848 as they are today. With a preface and epilogue by the Scottish publisher William Chambers (1800-1883) Wikipedia] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PG Canada #659]


Einstein, Albert (1879-1955) [German physicist; Nobel Prize in Physics, 1921 / physicien allemand; prix Nobel de physique, 1921] Wikipedia fr.wikipedia

Gemeinschaft und Persönlichkeit (1934) [Essay in German on the relationship between individuals and society / Essai en allemand sur les liens entre l'individu et son milieu] HTML HTML zip Text / Texte Text / Texte zip EPUB (experimental) [PGC #583/no 583]
Learn German!
Apprenez l'allemand!


Eliot, George [Evans, Mary Anne] (1819-1880) [English novelist] Wikipedia The Victorian Web

Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe (1861) Wikipedia [Novel, set in the early 19th century: largely about the effect of money on human behaviour. Our edition includes the illustrations published in 1907 by Hugh Thomson (1860-1920) Dictionary of Ulster Biography] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #491]
Gems from George Eliot (1910) [A small but skilfully chosen collection of quotations from the works of George Eliot. The celebrated novelist excelled at compressing into a single sentence what lesser authors might have needed several paragraphs to express.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1350]


Eliot, T. S. [Thomas Stearns] (1888-1965) [American poet, playwright, and critic] Wikipedia Nobelprize.org

The Sacred Wood. Essays On Poetry And Criticism. (1920) Wikipedia [A collection of short essays on plays, poetry, and related matters: one of Eliot's earliest works of criticism]
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Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats (1939) Wikipedia [The delightful and classic poems which many years later inspired the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats Wikipedia.]
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Introduction to Charles Williams' All Hallows' Eve (1948) [Preface to Charles Williams' last novel, All Hallows' Eve, which you will find in the Project Gutenberg Canada catalogue. As Eliot comments, Williams "left behind him a considerable number of books which should endure, because there is nothing else that is like them or could take their place." And yet, his novels "are first of all very good reading, say on a train journey or an air flight for which one buys a novel from a bookstall, perhaps without even noticing the name of the author."] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1488]


Espanca, Florbela (1894-1930) [Portuguese poet / Poétesse portugaise] Wikipediafr.wikipediapt.wikipediaVidas Lusófonas

Sonetos Completos (1934) [Poems in Portuguese; Italian translations by Guido Battelli (1869-1955); frontispiece sculpture by Diogo de Macedo (1889-1959) / Poèmes en portugais; traductions italiennes par Guido Battelli (1869-1955); la sculpture du frontispice par Diogo de Macedo (1889-1959)] HTML HTML zip Text / Texte Text / Texte zip Text / Texte UTF-8 Text / Texte UTF-8 zip EPUB

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Livro de Mágoas [Máguas] (1919) HTML HTML zip Text / Texte Text / Texte zip Text / Texte UTF-8 Text / Texte UTF-8 zip HTML and Text / HTML et Texte (PG US)
Livro de Sóror Saüdade (1923) HTML HTML zip Text / Texte Text / Texte zip
Charneca em flor (1931) HTML HTML zip Text / Texte Text / Texte zip
Reliquiæ (1931) HTML HTML zip Text / Texte Text / Texte zip
Learn Portuguese ! BBC EasyPortuguese sonia-portuguese.com WordReference.com Portuguese-English (beta) WordReference.com Portugués-español

with/avec: Guido Battelli (1869-1955) [Italian translator / Traducteur italien] Dizionario Biografico dei Parmigiani (Roberto Lasagni) [Basalei-Beiliardi]
Traduções [italianas] (1934) [Poems in Italian / Poèmes en italien] HTML HTML zip Text / Texte Text / Texte zip
Learn Italian! / Apprenez l'italien!


Euripides (ca. 480-406 B.C.) [Athenian playwright] Wikipedia

Translations by Murray, Gilbert [George Gilbert Aimé] (1866-1957) [English classical scholar] Wikipedia Australian Dictionary of Biography Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon (BBKL) [in German]

Ewald, Carl (1856-1908) [Danish author] dk.wikipedia (in Danish)

My Little Boy (1899 [Danish original (Min lille Dreng)]; 1906 [this translation]; 1935 [Alexander Woollcott's afterword]) [The author's charming, sincere, and interesting observations of the daily events of his son's earliest years. The son, Jesper Ewald (1893-1969) Wikipedia, would himself become a celebrated author. Translated by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos (1865-1921), and with an afterword by the American critic Alexander Woollcott (1887-1943) Wikipedia]
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Fagan, James Bernard (1873-1933) [Irish playwright] Wikipedia

The Improper Duchess. A modern comedy in three acts. (1931) [A comedy, set in Washington, D.C.! The first act takes place in the Poldavian embassy. Written with an agreeably light touch, the play was made into a film in 1936 Wikipedia.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #881]


Falconer, Sir Robert Alexander (1867-1943) [Canadian New Testament philologist and historian; President of the University of Toronto 1907-32] Wikipedia Marianopolis College (biography by Damien-Claude Bélanger) Canadian Encyclopedia

The Quality of Canadian Life (1917) [Lecture: published in The Federation of Canada 1867-1917. Four Lectures delivered in the University of Toronto in March, 1917, to Commemorate the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Federation (1917), along with lectures by George M. Wrong (1860-1948), Sir John Willison (1856-1927), and Z. A. Lash (1846-1920)]
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Faribault, George Barthélémy (1789-1866) [Bibliographe canadien] Dictionnaire biographique du Canada

Catalogue d'Ouvrages sur l'Histoire de l'Amérique, et en particulier sur celle du Canada, de la Louisiane, de l'Acadie, et autres lieux, ci-devant connus sons le nom de Nouvelle-France; avec des Notes Bibliographiques, Critiques, et Littéraires (1837) HTML et Texte


Farjeon, Eleanor (1881-1965) [English author of books and poems for children] Wikipedia

Gypsy and Ginger (1920) [Novel, we could say novel for children, but we don't want to limit its audience. It is the story of Gypsy and his wife Ginger, their wedding, honeymoon, and many subsequent adventures. Written with the skill and light touch that would set Farjeon apart throughout her remarkable career. With illustrations by the celebrated English painter and illustrator C. E. Brock (1870-1938) Wikipedia.]
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Italian Peepshow (1926) [Eleven stories for children, most of them quite short, and most of them set in Italy!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1336]
The Old Nurse's Stocking-Basket (1931) [The Old Nurse knows many stories: stories she is happy to tell. The Saturday Review (2 January 1932) called it "a book that has charm and humor in plenty and is delightfully written..."] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1297]
Ten Saints (1936) [Short lives of ten saints, with some poetry, written for children. Includes beautiful colour illustrations by American artist Helen Sewell (1896-1957) Wikipedia] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1349]
The Silver Curlew (1953) [Novel for children, with many traditional folk-take elements. It's hard to stop reading after an opening sentence like this: "Mother Codling lived in a windmill in Norfolk near the sea."] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1334]
The Little Bookroom. Eleanor Farjeon's short stories for children chosen by herself. (1955) Wikipedia [Twenty-seven short stories for children, selected by their author! "This is a book any child (and storyteller, too) will read over and over again." (Maria Cimino, Saturday Review, 12 May 1956)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1294]


Farley, Ralph Milne [Hoar, Roger Sherman] (1887-1963) [American lawyer and science fiction writer] Wikipedia The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

The Golden City (1933) [Science fiction novel. It's about the lost continent of Mu; it features "that public enemy, the Spider"; and it's by Ralph Milne Farley, both a respected constitutional lawyer and a famous pulp author! What's not to like?] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1526]
Liquid Life (October 1936) [Science fiction novella ("novelette"), often reprinted. The waters of Salt Pond are behaving strangely. What's happened to the water lilies, the reeds, and the fish? Not to mention the half eaten cow near the edge of the pond!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1528]
A Month a Minute (December 1937) [Science fiction novella ("novelette"). How can a space ship be designed to travel fast -- really fast? Old Professor Porter may have managed this feat. The test pilots: his student Benson Crocker, and Professor Porter's granddaughter, Iralene!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1527]


Farnol, [John] Jeffery (1878-1952) [English novelist] Wikipedia knol (Pat Bryan) Literary Heritage West Midlands Jeffery Farnol Appreciation Society

The Money Moon, A Romance (1911) [Romantic novel, set in England before the First World War] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC ebook #483] Previously available: Text (PG US)
The Loring Mystery (1924) [Mystery novel set in the mid-1800s: involves an amnesiac, a detective, a murder, and a romance] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped Time, 16 October 1925 (third book reviewed)
The Quest of Youth (1927) [A romance intertwined with a murder mystery. Set in London at about the same time as The Loring Mystery, it features Mr. Shrig, the detective from the earlier novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped Time, 14 November 1927
Another Day (1929) [Novel. A boy meets an English girl, and falls in love with her. So far, so good. But... back in the U.S. he may be guilty of a murder — he is a fugitive! Will love and justice triumph?] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #750]
Over the Hills. A Romance of the Fifteen. (1930) [Historical novel set in Scotland during the 1715 uprising Wikipedia against the newly arrived Hanoverian king, George I, the successor to the last Stuart monarch, Queen Anne.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1098]
The Way Beyond (1933) [Novel. Boy meets girl, boy and girl fall in love, and things really start happening, including a murder. At this point, Detective Shrig appears on the scene...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #781]
Winds of Fortune (1934) [Historical novel, set in Spanish America during the colonial era. Pirates are mentioned; Incas play a role. All of this is narrated by Ursula Revell, 23 years of age, and a participant in the various adventures she recounts.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #906]
Adam Penfeather, Buccaneer: his Early Exploits (1940) [Historical novel, "Being a curious and intimate relation of his (Adam Penfeather's) tribulations, joys and triumphs taken from notes of his Journal and pages from his Ship's Log, and here put into complete narrative"] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped The Lost Club Journal (Colin Langeveld)
Heritage Perilous (1946) [Historical novel, set in the Napoleonic era. Sam Felton, a plain-spoken sailor, discovers that he has succeeded to the title (and fortune) of Earl of Wrybourne. Then things get complicated...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #477]
My Lord of Wrybourne (1948) [Historical novel: the sequel to Farnol's 1946 novel Heritage Perilous. The new Earl of Wrybourne is living in peace with his beautiful wife and their recently born son. Who could wish him ill? His old enemy Sir Robert Chalmers, perhaps, but he has vanished from the scene. Or has he?] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1131]


Farquhar, George (1676/7-1707) [Irish playwright] Wikipedia NNDB Dictionary of Ulster Biography Ulster History Circle

The Constant Couple, or, A Trip to the Jubilee (1700) [Comedy. Our edition includes some introductory remarks by the playwright and novelist Elizabeth Inchbald (1753-1821) Wikipedia] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped New York Times (review by Anne Midgette of the 2007 New York production) [PG Canada ebook #531]


Faucher de Saint-Maurice, Narcisse-Henri-Édouard (1844-1897) [Journaliste canadien] Dictionnaire biographique du Canada

Les îles. Promenades dans le golfe Saint-Laurent: une partie de la Côte Nord, l'île aux Oeufs, l'Anticosti, l'île Saint-Paul, l'archipel de la Madeleine (1887) [Récit de voyage] HTML et Texte


Faulkner, William (1897-1962) [American novelist; Nobel Prize in Literature, 1949] Wikipedia Nobelprize.org

Mississippi (October 1954) [Faulkner on his native state. Not an essay, but an original creative work, as you will see.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1208]


Fea, Rev. Samuel (1872-1943) [Canadian writer]

Irish Ned, The Winnipeg Newsy (1910) [Novella] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped


Fearing, Kenneth (1902-1961) [American poet and novelist] Wikipedia Modern American Poetry Site (MAPS)

Dagger of the Mind (1941) [Mystery novel. 'Mr. Fearing mixes very funny satire about an "artists' colony" with a couple of properly gory and appropriately intellectual killings and writes the whole works beautifully.' (The American Mercury, April 1941)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1312]
The Big Clock (1946) [Fearing's most famous crime novel. George Stroud lives in New York City, and is the editor of Crimeways magazine. He is asked by his publisher to investigate the murder of the publisher's girlfriend: not a simple request to fulfil, as it turns out!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1107]


Fearn, John Russell (1908-1960) [English science fiction author] Wikipedia The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

Brain of Venus (February 1937) [Science fiction story first published by Thrilling Wonder Stories. Not just published, but summarized! "The malignant brain of a condemned criminal comes to life on another planet and radiates force-rays of madness and death." We couldn't say it better!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1550]
Menace from the Microcosm (June 1937) [Science fiction novella, not about giant worlds in outer space, but about microworlds closer to us. "It seemed to me," wrote the author, "that the conception of intra-atomic worlds, though by no means novel, had not so far been explored in all its possibilities... It gave me great pleasure to debate the possibilities while I wrote it; I hope that some of you at least will have an equal pleasure in reading it."] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1553]
A Summons from Mars (June 1938) [Short story: short, but long enough to have five chapters. Long-distance engagements are tricky even when both parties are on Earth. They're even more complicated when one of them lives on Earth, but the other on Mars!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1410]
Martian Avenger (April 1939) [Science fiction story. From his name, Lance Halworthy, you would think he was from Earth. But you would be wrong!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1403]
The Ultimate Analysis (November 1944) [Science fiction story. We really can't improve on the original summary from 1944: here goes! "Just as Ruthless Invaders from a Far-Off Cosmic Frontier Are Poised to Invade the Earth, Out of a Curious Experimental Machine Darts the Perfect Mathematical Equation, Loaded with Potential Destruction!"] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1554]
Interlink (November 1945) [Science fiction story. It's hard being a cop. It's even harder being a space cop. And it's especially difficult being a space cop when your fiancée is a space pirate!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1551]


Ferber, Edna (1885-1968) [American novelist and playwright] Wikipedia

So Big (1924) Wikipedia [Novel, winner of the 1925 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. A schoolteacher marries and has a son, who is physically large: hence the novel's title, his nickname. Dirk (his formal name) as an adult finds success as an architect, and then as a bond salesman. But his apparently successful career choices turn out to have unexpected consequences. "Character after character stands out as memorable, incident after incident remains in the mind... the best American novel of the year." (John C. Farrar, The Bookman (U.S.), March 1924)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1608]
Show Boat (1926) Wikipedia [Ferber's enduringly famous novel about a theatrical troupe plying the great rivers of the United States; a major subplot involves miscegenation (interracial marriage), illegal at the time in the state of Mississippi. The novel was the basis of the 1927 musical Wikipedia by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II. "Miss Ferber's documentation of her story of theatre days down the rivers of mid-America is admirable. This is a book particularly notable for the small scene, the memorable wave of the hand, the magnificent dress, the unforgetable gesture." (John C. Farrar, The Bookman (U.S.), September 1926)] CAUTION: Certain elements of plot and language may seem racist by the standards of today.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1653]


Féval, Paul (1816-1887) [Romancier français] fr.wikipedia

Le dernier chevalier (1877 ou avant) [Roman] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip


Fewster, Ernest Philip (1868-1947) [Canadian physician and poet] City of Vancouver Archives Canadian Poetry (See bottom note)

My Garden Dreams (1926) [A book about flowers. The author describes his flower garden (one flower per essay), his philosophy about each flower, his care and tending of it, and occasional daydreams triggered by it.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #981]
The Immortal Dweller (1938) [Book of short poems] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #979]


Field, Eugene (1850-1895) [American author and poet] Wikipedia

From A Little Book of Profitable Tales (1889) [Stories for children; musical samples arranged by Theodore Thomas (1835-1905) Wikipedia, founder of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Wikipedia]

Firbank, Ronald (1886-1926) [English novelist] Wikipedia glbtq.com (Corinne E. Blackmer) jrank.org

Concerning the Eccentricities of Cardinal Pirelli (1926) [Novella about the startling behaviour of a Cardinal who, it would appear, has little interest in being (1) celibate, or (2) heterosexual.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #657]


Fitzgerald, F. Scott [Francis Scott Key] (1896-1940) [American novelist and essayist] Wikipedia

The Great Gatsby (1925) Wikipedia [Fitzgerald's most famous novel, set on Long Island and in New York City. Its focus is Jay Gatsby, who possesses vast and mysterious wealth, and who is observed with simultaneous fascination and scepticism by Nick Carraway, a recent Yale graduate newly started in the bonds business.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1619]
Echoes of the Jazz Age (November 1931) [Essay: the author, himself one of the most famous figures of the Jazz Age of the 1920s Wikipedia, describes the period from its beginning to its then quite recent end. A neat and witty piece of writing.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1183]
Tender is the Night (1934) Wikipedia [The last of Fitzgerald's four novels to be published in his lifetime, with some likely elements of autobiography. The novel starts in the glamorous setting of the French Riviera, in a hotel outside Cannes. Dick and Nicole Diver seem destined for permanent happiness, but life is rarely that simple, as they discover.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1618]


Flammenberg, Lorenz [Kahlert, Karl Friedrich] (1765-1813) [German lawyer, playwright, and novelist]

The Necromancer: or The Tale of the Black Forest. Founded on Facts. (1792 [German original]; 1794 [translation]; 1927 [preface]) [Free translation by Peter Teuthold of Flammenberg's original Gothic novel Der Geisterbanner; with a preface by Montague Summers (1880-1948) Wikipedia The novel is mentioned by Jane Austen in her novel Northanger Abbey Wikipedia. It relates mysterious and sinister events in the Black Forest.] Wikipedia HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1005]


Fleming, Archibald Lang (1883-1953) [Canadian bishop and missionary] Canadian Encyclopedia Canadian Museum of Civilization

For Us. Meditations on the Seven Words from the Cross. (1927 or earlier, probably 1924) [Meditations] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped


Fleming, Ian [Ian Lancaster] (1908-1964) [English intelligence officer and novelist] Wikipedia

Novels and stories featuring James Bond Wikipedia:
Casino Royale (1953) Wikipedia Guardian (article by Nicholas Lezard) [James Bond's first appearance in literature. The novel features much of what would become the familiar Bond universe: gambling, foreign agents, a glamorous French setting, Bond's Bentley, much alcohol; also the mysterious and captivating Vesper Lynd. Quite different from the 2006 film starring Daniel Craig Wikipedia, to say nothing of the 1967 version starring David Niven Wikipedia.]
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Live and Let Die (1954) Wikipedia [The second James Bond novel. Intrigue in Harlem, Florida, then Jamaica; also voodoo.]
CAUTION: Certain language in the novel may seem racist by the standards of today.
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Moonraker (1955) Wikipedia [The third James Bond novel. It is set in England, specifically the county of Kent. It features a rocket ("The Moonraker"), a fine villain (Sir Hugo Drax), a famous game of bridge, and much else. The 1979 film Wikipedia is quite different from the novel: read the novel and decide which you prefer. (Speaking personally, we like the novel!)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1267]
Diamonds are Forever (1956) Wikipedia [Novel featuring James Bond, who at M's request is investigating the murky world of diamond smuggling. Not a spy in sight, but lots of gangsters. Some fine writing, with memorable episodes set in Las Vegas and in Saratoga Springs, New York, famous for its horse races. The basis of the 1971 film of the same name Wikipedia, the last in the Bond series to star Sean Connery.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1415]
From Russia with Love (1957) Wikipedia [The favourite James Bond novel not only of Fleming himself, but also of American president John F. Kennedy! The action takes place in various glamorous European locales, including London, Istanbul, Trieste, and Paris. The Russians play a major role, through the operations of their agency, SMERSH; also through Corporal Tatiana Romanova.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1296]
Dr. No (1958) Wikipedia [The sixth James Bond novel, set in the Caribbean, and the basis of the first James Bond film, starring Sean Connery Wikipedia. "The Empire still lives in this one; bizarrerie abounds... Erudite cliff-hanger, with sex sauce." (John T. Winterich, Saturday Review, 16 August 1958)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1457]
Goldfinger (1959) Wikipedia [Novel. James Bond encounters Mr Auric Goldfinger, who is passionate about gambling, golf, and of course, gold. That's where Fort Knox Wikipedia comes in!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1228]
For Your Eyes Only. Five secret occasions in the life of James Bond. (1960) Wikipedia [Espionage, murder, smuggling -- five different short stories with five different challenges for James Bond. Locales include Paris, Jamaica, the Seychelles, Italy and, yes, Canada!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1429]
The Spy Who Loved Me (1962) Wikipedia [Novel, narrated by Vivienne Michel, who is from Canada, more specifically from Sainte-Famille, the oldest town on the Île d'Orléans Wikipedia. The novel does not follow the classic Bond formula: a welcome innovation in the eyes of some, but not of others. It is shorter than the other Bond novels, and features a good deal of sex (and violence).] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1288]
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1963) Wikipedia [Novel featuring James Bond, set in the Swiss Alps: dark doings on the upper slopes. The 1969 film adaptation Wikipedia has the rare distinction of being very faithful to the book: if you like one, you'll like the other!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1530]
You Only Live Twice (1964) Wikipedia [The last Bond novel published during Ian Fleming's lifetime. James Bond is in Japan, sent there because the CIA is no longer providing as much information on the Far East as formerly. "They're worried about our security," comments M. "Can't blame them. I'm equally worried about theirs." Fleming had visited Japan, and had included an account of Tokyo in his 1963 travel book Thrilling Cities, which you will find in our catalogue.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1481]
The Man with the Golden Gun (1965) Wikipedia [Fleming's last James Bond novel, written under difficult conditions, and published posthumously. Bond reappears in London after months of absence: he is a changed man. But he recovers, and is sent to Jamaica on a dangerous and important mission.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1558]
The Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang stories:
Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang, The Magical Car. Adventure Number One. (1964) Wikipedia [Children's novel. We are introduced to Caractacus Pott and his family. They buy a car, no ordinary car... and the adventures begin!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1278]
Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang, The Magical Car. Adventure Number Two. (1964) Wikipedia [At the end of Adventure Number One, the Potts family, on a seaside picnic, had failed to notice the tide coming in, threatening to cut them off from the mainland – or worse! It's just as well that Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang is there...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1289]
Essays and articles:
Jamaica (December 1947) [One of a series of articles in Horizon Wikipedia, by different authors, about the advantages of living in various places around the world. Ian Fleming contributed this essay on Jamaica, where he had just built his house, Goldeneye Wikipedia.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1230]
Automobilia (April 1958) [Essay. Ian Fleming, like his creation James Bond, was fond of cars. Here he fondly describes his Ford Thunderbird — and gives an account of going for a drive in Jamaica with his friend Noël Coward!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1226]
Thrilling Cities (1963) Wikipedia [Thirteen essays on various world cities: cities that James Bond would be familiar with! The essays were commissionede by the Canadian entrepreneur and newspaper magnate Roy Thomson Wikipedia, and first appeared in the Sunday Times, which he had recently purchased, but with some passages removed: in this collected edition, Fleming added them back.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1313]


Fleming, May Agnes (1840-1880) [Canadian novelist] Dictionary of Canadian Biography

Magdalen's Vow (1871) [Novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #610]
A Mad Marriage. A Novel. (1875) [Novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #634]
Norine's Revenge, and Sir Noel's Heir (1875) [Two novels] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #626]
One Night's Mystery. A Novel. (1876) [As the novel starts, our heroine Sydney Owenson is a pupil in a school for young ladies in the Canadian town of Petit St. Jacques. She is unaware of the events that lie in her future...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #726]
Carried by Storm. A Novel. (1879) [Novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #512]
Sharing Her Crime. A Novel. (1883) [Novel. It is Christmas Eve: the mysterious Madge Oranmore summons Dr. Wiseman, and offers him an enormous fee for some rather specialized professional services...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #732]
The Actress' Daughter. A Novel. (1885) [Novel.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #790]
Edith Percival. A Novel. (1893) [Novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #529]


Fletcher, Joseph Smith (1863-1935) [English novelist and historian] Wikipedia Yorkshire Post (Sarah Freeman) gadetection

The Charing Cross Mystery (1923) [As you might guess, a mystery novel set in London!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #647] gadetection


Flygare-Carlén, Emilie (1807-1892) [Swedish novelist] Wikipedia sv.wikipedia Svenskt biografiskt handlexikon (1906) [in Swedish]

Ivar: or, The Skjuts-Boy (1841 [Swedish original], 1852 [this translation]) [Translation of the novel Skjutsgossen by Prof. Alex. L. Krause (fl. 1852-1854), with illustrations by Edmund Evans (1826-1905) Wikipedia. Prof. Krause also contributed a interesting introduction to the novel.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #480]
The Bride of Omberg (1845 [Swedish original], 1853 [this translation]) [Translation of the novel Bruden på Omberg by Prof. Alex. L. Krause (fl. 1852-1854) and Elbert Perce (1831-1869)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #464]


Footner, Hulbert (1879-1944) [Canadian novelist and playwright] Wikipedia

Thieves' Wit. An Everyday Detective Story. (1918) [Mystery novel. A youngish New Yorker, now entering his thirties, and with ambitions of being a successful playwright, instead becomes a Confidential Investigator. Written with Footner's characteristic lightness of touch and (most appropriately) wit.]
Project Gutenberg US [PGUS #57236]
The Substitute Millionaire (1919) [Novel. Two days before the story begins, "Silas Gyde, the millionaire miser and usurer, had been blown to pieces in the street by a bomb." As to who planted the bomb, who can say? The more interesting question is whether the young Jack Norman, bookkeeper at a sash and blind factory, is in fact the heir to Gyde's vast fortune!]
Project Gutenberg US [PGUS #57210]
The Owl Taxi (1921) [Mystery novel. Owl taxis operate at night, when strange things can happen: murder, for example! Of course, in Manhattan strange things can happen at any hour...]
Project Gutenberg US [PGUS #57088]
Ramshackle House (1922) [Mystery novel. "Equal parts of Maryland, young lovers, and a murder mystery make this literary julep", remarks The Bookman (August 1923). CAUTION: The occasional use of dialect English might appear racist to some readers.]
Project Gutenberg US [PGUS #57138]
New Rivers of the North. The yarn of two amateur explorers. (1927) [Hulbert's account, with many photographs by Hulbert and his travel companion Auville Eager, of his travels along three major rivers of British Columbia and Alberta: the Fraser Wikipedia, the Peace Wikipedia, and the Hay Wikipedia, with particular attention to Alexandra Falls Wikipedia.]
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The Shanty Sled (1925) [Novel. A young woman decides to travel from New York to north-western Canada to see her mother, who had sent her to New York twenty years before. She falls in love with a local trapper, then an evil fur trader tries to interfere. But things work out, as they generally do, in novels at least.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB (experimental) [PGC #584]
The Under Dogs (1925) [Mystery novel. Mme. Rosika Storey confronts the challenges and dangers presented by a New York-based crime organization.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #498]
Madame Storey (1926) [Four mystery novellas featuring Madame Storey] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #517]
The Velvet Hand. New Madame Storey Mysteries. (1928) [Four mystery novellas featuring Madame Storey] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #536]
The Doctor Who Held Hands. A Madame Storey Novel. (1929) [Madame Storey receives a letter asking for her help in stopping the pseudo-psychological activities of a doctor who has set himself up as a "psycho-synthetist", seemingly to help his patients, but in fact to use what he's being told to blackmail them. She decides to intervene. A twist ending!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #552]
Easy to Kill (1931) [Mystery novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
The Kidnapping of Madame Storey and Other Stories (1936) [Five mystery stories featuring the redoubtable Madame Storey] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB (experimental) [PGC #588]
The Almost Perfect Murder. A Case Book of Madame Storey. (1937) [Five tales featuring Madame Storey] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB (experimental) [PGC #577]
The Obeah Murders (1937) [Mystery novel set in the Caribbean: more precisely, on the American island of Annunziata. Our hero, Phil Nevitt, is a junior executive at Columbia Distillers: he has been sent from New York to investigate possible future competition based in Annunziata. But a series of spectactular murders starts happening: soon he is investigating these as well! "Native magic in spooky settings makes good background for swiftly paced yarn with bumptious hero and hot-tempered heroine." (Saturday Review, 16 October 1937)]
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The Death of a Celebrity (1938) [When was the modern concept of the "celebrity" invented? Most likely in the nineteenth century, with the rise of mass media. Certainly the actress Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923) and the singer Jenny Lind (1820-1887) were celebrities of that time and are still celebrities today. The celebrity in this mystery is Gavin Dordress, a very successful Broadway playwright on Broadway -- a world that Footner knew very well, being himself an actor and playwright. In any case, Dordress is found dead in his Madison Avenue apartment, a gun on the floor beside him. A suicide? Amos Lee Mappin, an accomplished sleuth and an old friend of Dordress, has his doubts!] EPUB HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #1672]
Sinfully Rich (1940) [Mystery novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
Who Killed the Husband? (1941) [Mystery novel, set in Manhattan. That famous sleuth Amos Lee Mappin prefers to be a specialist student of crime rather than an actual investigator. But he makes exceptions, as in the sensational murder of the prominent banker Jules Gartrey. The suspect? None other than the young society photographer Alastair Yohe!]
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Orchids to Murder (1945) [Footner's final mystery novel, published posthumously, featuring Amos Lee Mappin. Includes a personal memoir of Footner by his friend, the novelist, critic, and Sherlock Holmes authority Christopher Morley (1890-1957) Wikipedia Christopher Morley Knothole Assoc.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #513]


Ford, Ford Madox [Hueffer, Ford Madox] (1873-1939) [English novelist] Wikipedia

Joseph Conrad. A Personal Remembrance. (1924) [A personal memoir of literary titan Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) Wikipedia, a close friend of Ford's. Includes as an appendix the short obituary (in French) published by Ford in Paris when he received the news of Conrad's passing. Also includes a photograph of Conrad by Will Cadby (1866-1937) and a photograph of the famous sculpture of Conrad by Sir Jacob Epstein (1880-1959) Wikipedia.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1054]


The four Parade's End novels:
Some Do Not... (1924) Wikipedia [Novel, the first of the four Parade's End novels Wikipedia. We are introduced to Christopher Tietjens, the main character. Tietjens works in Britain's Imperial Department of Statistics. Society appears calm and well-ordered: but the First World War lies just around the corner...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1191]
No More Parades. A Novel. (1925) Wikipedia [The second of the Parade's End novels, set behind the front lines in France in 1915. Christopher Tietjens is now a Captain in charge of some major logistics operations. These operations include moving a group of railway workers, volunteers from Canada! Captain Tietjens is more of an idealist at the novel's start than at its end.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1242]
A Man Could Stand Up—. A Novel. (1926) Wikipedia [The third novel of the Parade's End cycle. The First World War is ending, and life continues, but it is not the same life as before. Christopher Tietjens must now adjust his personal life and his professional life to the changes that peacetime has brought.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1243]
Last Post (1928) Wikipedia [The fourth and final novel in the Parade's End tetralogy. Christopher Tietjens is now living in rural Sussex, making his living as a dealer in old furniture. The novel is somewhat separate from the earlier three, since we are now well and truly in peacetime. But memories of the War linger on; and Tietjens' family ensures that his life is not unduly peaceful.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1244]

New York is not America. Being a Mirror to the States. (1927) [Reflections on New York, a city which Ford loved the way other authors have loved Paris. "He has loved and understood its energy and arrogance, its freedom, its display, even its cooking. It has vastly amused and entertained him; he enjoys it enormously and comes back to it inevitably, after absence; he can do everything but work there. So he writes of its gaieties and its conversations, its dinners and its future, its spectacle and its metaphysic. There have been few finer tributes." (Bernard De Voto, Saturday Review, 18 February 1928)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1149]


Forester. C. S. [Cecil Scott] [Smith, Cecil Louis Troughton] (1899-1966] [English novelist] Wikipedia

Novels featuring Horatio Hornblower Wikipedia:
Mr. Midshipman Hornblower (1950) Wikipedia [Novel, written as a series of episodes taking place on the eve of the Napoleonic Wars. Not the earliest Hornblower novel published, but the first in narrative order. We are at the very beginning of the career of Horatio Hornblower: he is seventeen years of age, and a midshipman Wikipedia in the Royal Navy. Some of his shipmates are dubious of his prospects as a naval officer; others see special qualities foretelling a brilliant career.]
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Lieutenant Hornblower (1952) Wikipedia [What is a loyal member of the Royal Navy to do when it becomes clear that his commanding officer is, quite literally, insane? Such is the crisis facing Horatio Hornblower. The second Hornblower novel in narrative order, but the seventh to be published, some fifteen years after the series began. "Like A. Conan Doyle, who was forced to keep Holmes alive through popular demand, Mr. Forester must never permit Horatio Hornblower to die." (Harrison Smith, Saturday Review, 29 March 1952)]
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Hornblower and the Hotspur (1962) Wikipedia [The third Hornblower novel in narrative order. It's 1803; war with France is coming, and Hornblower, now promoted to the rank of Commander, has been assigned H. M. Sloop Hotspur, and undertakes dangerous operations off the coast of Brittany, near Brest Wikipedia]
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Hornblower and the Atropos (1953) Wikipedia [It's 1806: the battle of Trafalgar Wikipedia has been fought, but Lord Nelson has died -- and Hornblower has a major role in preparing the state funeral! The funeral done, Hornblower's off to Gibraltar, where a dangerous mission awaits him. We're talking about gold; we're talking about the Turkish Empire!]
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The Commodore (1945) Wikipedia [It is 1812, a fateful year in the Napoleonic wars. As the novel opens, Hornblower learns from the Admiralty that he is now a Commodore! Of course, this new title comes with new and difficult responsibilities involving the French, the Russians, and the Swedes, and the complex situation that has arisen in the Baltic Sea.]
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Lord Hornblower (1946) Wikipedia [Novel. It's 1813, and there has been a mutiny on a ship of the Royal Navy. Not, of course, a ship commanded by Horatio Hornblower! But Hornblower has a certain sympathy with the mutineers: "He could imagine perfectly well the sort of treatment to which they had been subjected, the unending wanton cruelty added to the normal hardship of life in a ship on blockading service; miseries which only death or mutiny could bring to an end..." But Hornblower has to figure out how to end the mutiny -- not an easy thing to do, when the mutineers can find safety in a nearby French port whenever they choose!]
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Payment Deferred (1926) Wikipedia [The first of Forester's two mystery novels, written with all the skill that one would expect from the creator of Horatio Hornblower. As for the plot, we won't give it away, except for commenting that crimes can have unforeseen consequences!]
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Brown on Resolution (1929) Wikipedia [War novel, the opening words being "Leading Seaman Albert Brown lay dying on Resolution." Resolution is an island, and Brown is the only surviving member of his warship's crew: hence the U.S. title of the novel, Single-handed. Alone and injured as he is, Brown manages to make life difficult for the Germans. In the course of the novel we learn a good deal about the earlier part of Brown's life.]
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Plain Murder (1930) [The second of Forester's two mystery novels, quite different in subject from his famous Hornblower nautical series. But one thing that doesn't change is Forester's outstanding ability to hold the reader's attention through skilled plot development and beautifully crafted writing. The story is set in London, and involves murder, of course, but also office politics, and the English advertising industry. (If mysteries set in the advertising industry are to your taste, you might like to read Murder Must Advertise, available from Project Gutenberg Canada. It is by Dorothy L. Sayers, herself an advertising copywriter of considerable distinction!)]
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Death to the French (1932) Wikipedia [Historical novel set during the Peninsular War (1807-1814) Wikipedia, that part of the Napoleonic Wars that took place in Portugal and Spain. Rifleman Matthew Dodd is separated from his unit and joins with local Portuguese irregulars. The title is somewhat misleading, in that the novel is not one sided: a substantial part of the story is told from the perspective of the French. The U.S. title is more moderate: Rifleman Dodd.]
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The Peacemaker (1934) [Science fiction novel. A scientist, Dr. Edward Pethwick, invents a gadget whose field can demagnetize anything magnetic that's in its range. The field can be aimed in any direction and isn't stopped by anything man-made or natural that's in its way. Could this help the cause of world peace? Would nations threatened with its use change their ways? Pethwick resolves to take action! But any action can have unintended consequences.]
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The African Queen (1935) Wikipedia [Adventure novel. "Here is a book which may not be high art but is certainly good entertainment. It is a rousing tale of adventure, implausible, perhaps, in its incidents but convincing in its portrayal of them." (Amy Loveman, Saturday Review, February 9, 1935) Well, what's wrong with good entertainment? If a book is still being read eighty years after its publication, it has certainly passed the test of time. In any case, the tale of a African river boat with only two passengers during the First World War needs no introduction: its plot is somewhat similar to the famous 1951 film it inspired Wikipedia, which featured Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn; the Bogart character, Canadian in the film, is an Englishman in the book, in fact a Cockney Wikipedia. But it is hard to imagine Humphrey Bogart with a Cockney accent!]
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The General (1936) Wikipedia [Military novel, about the rise of Herbert Curzon to senior commands within the British Army. He has his strengths, but also his weaknesses: notably, a certain lack of imagination. John Kelly, who has held various senior positions within the U.S. military and government, wrote the following: "I first read The General by C. S. Forester when I was a very, very young officer. In a way it changed my life... I've read this book every time I got promoted... it's a different book every time you read it." foreignpolicy.com]
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The Earthly Paradise (1940) [Historical novel about the third voyage of Christopher Columbus Wikipedia, his arrival on the island he named Trinidad, his exploration of the nearby coast of South America, and his further adventures. Forester paints a large canvas of Columbus, of his crew, and of the indigenous reaction to the new arrivals.]
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The Captain from Connecticut (1941) Wikipedia [Novel, set at towards the end of the War of 1812 Wikipedia, taking place mostly in the Caribbean, and featuring Captain Josiah Peabody, who might be called Hornblower's American equivalent. Not that the novel is lacking a British naval officer: Sir Hugh Davenant, commander of "his Britannic Majesty's frigate Calypso", plays a major role!]
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The Sky and the Forest (1948) [Novel. An isolated central African tribe and its leader find themselves beset by Arab slave traders to the east and European conquerors to the west. "There is a fine, solemn mood to the telling of all this... It has required imaginative understanding of a high degree to write so literate and engrossing a book." (Hollis Alpert, Saturday Review, 14 August 1948)]
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Hunting the Bismarck (1959) Wikipedia [Novel (U.S. title The Last Nine Days of the Bismarck), closely based on the actual events surrounding the sinking in 1941 of the Bismarck Wikipedia, a German battleship. Filmed in 1960 as Sink the Bismarck! Wikipedia. "Magnificently handled" (Thomas E. Cooney, Saturday Review 2 May 1959)]
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Forster, E. M. [Edward Morgan] (1879-1970) [English novelist, travel writer, and critic] Wikipedia

A Passage to India (1924) Wikipedia [One of Forster's most famous novels, and the last one published during his lifetime. It takes place in British India, centres on Dr. Aziz and on a group of English expatriates, and fully recognizes the ethnic and religious differences of the time (and, to be honest, of our time). There have been many discussions of the biases in the novel, but let's get real! It is by no means Anglocentric, something remarkable in a novel published by an Englishman long before the end of British India. The book was well received when it was published, and was awarded the 1924 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction.] Project Gutenberg US [PGUS #61221]


Foster, Robert Frederick (1853-1945) [Scottish authority on card games]

Foster's Skat Manual (1922 version) [Manual for the card game Skat Wikipedia]
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Fournier, Marc (1818-1879) [Journaliste et auteur français]

Le Major Anspech (1843) [Nouvelle, avec deux gravures contemporaines. Il y a quarante ans, le major Anspech «était l'un des plus beaux mousquetaires gris du régiment de Monsieur ... Mais quarante années changent légèrement un homme». Sa vie quotidienne reste pourtant assez intéressante...] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip EPUB [PG Canada no 885]


France, Anatole [Thibault, François-Anatole] (1844-1924) [Romancier français; prix Nobel de littérature, 1921] fr.wikipedia Académie Française

Les dieux ont soif (1912) [Roman. L'histoire d'un jeune peintre à l'époque de la Terreur fr.wikipedia] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip Texte UTF-8 Texte UTF-8 zip EPUB [PG Canada no 813] fr.wikipedia


Frank, Pat [Frank, Harry Hart] (1907-1964) [American journalist and novelist] Wikipedia

Mr. Adam (1946) Wikipedia [Novel about radiation that could sterilize every male human on earth. Frank's first novel, and a huge success: "a story which can be read as a joyous satire on American bureaucracy -- as a somewhat uninhibited development of a standard science fiction theme -- or for just plain fun." (P. Schuyler Miller, Astounding Science Fiction, May 1948)]
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An Affair of State (1948) [Political thriller, nicely written and certainly reflecting the author's direct knowledge of government and international affairs. World War II is over, but the Cold War is underway: the term actually shows up in the novel! Jeff Baker, young, idealistic, and fresh out of the army, has decided to follow his late father's footsteps and pursue a career in the U.S. State Department. He achieves his ambition, and is sent to his first overseas posting: Budapest!]
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Hold Back the Night (1952) Wikipedia [Novel about the Korean War: Frank's extensive personal experience as a war correspondent is put to good use. As the novel opens, the Battle of Chosin Reservoir Wikipedia has ended, and the "Dog Company", now only sixteen strong, is providing cover for the regiment's retreat. "Frank has drawn his combat officers superlatively well... Being acutely conscious of mortality, they have lost any arrogance and rank-consciousness they may have had, and have learned an intense solicitude for the welfare of the enlisted men they command, knowing that upon those men their lives and success as officers depend." (Al Newman, The Reporter, 15 April 1952)]
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Forbidden Area (1956) Wikipedia [Spy novel, set during the Cold War: dark doings involving the penetration of US air force bases in Florida. "If you have had any experience with the military chain of command, you'll find yourself shackled to this book right to the end." (Floyd C. Gale, Galaxy Science Fiction, November 1956)]
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Alas, Babylon (1959) Wikipedia [Frank's best known novel. An atomic war has happened, New York City ("Babylon") has been completely destroyed, but parts of Florida have survived: not Miami, but places like Fort Repose (pop. 3,422). Life for its residents has not actually returned to what might pass for normal, but not for any lack of trying!]
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Frankau, Gilbert (1884-1952) [English novelist and poet] Wikipedia

The Love-Story of Aliette Brunton (1922) [Novel, involving the disparate themes of love, fox-hunting, divorce, and murder. Quite a combination!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1178]
Royal Regiment. A Drama of Contemporary Behaviours. (1938) [Novel. What happens when a British career officer is attracted to the wife of his commanding officer? In the background is the story of Edward VIII and Mrs Wallis Simpson.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1177]


Fraser, Alexander (1860-1936) [Canadian journalist and historian; Archivist of Ontario from 1903 to 1935] Clan Fraser Society of Canada (Marie Fraser)

Nova Scotia: The Royal Charter of 1621 to Sir William Alexander (1922) [Monograph on the establishment of New Scotland (Nova Scotia) as a Scottish (not English) colony by William Alexander, first Earl of Stirling (ca. 1577-1640) Wikipedia Dictionary of Canadian Biography] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #712]
The Last Laird of MacNab. An Episode in the Settlement of MacNab Township, Upper Canada. (1899) [An account of the controversial Canadian career of Archibald MacNab (ca. 1781-1860), 17th Chief of Clan MacNab Dictionary of Canadian Biography, and his role in the early history of Renfrew County Wikipedia, the town of Arnprior Wikipedia, and the township of McNab Wikipedia] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #782]


Fréchette, Louis (1839-1908) [Journaliste canadien] Dictionnaire biographique du Canada

Félix Poutré. Drame historique en quatre actes (1862) [Drame] Texte
Le retour de l'exilé. Drame en cinq actes et huit tableaux (1880) [Drame] Texte


Freedman, Barnett (1901-1958) [English painter] Wikipedia Barnett Freedman Archive Tate Collection
with: Campbell, Roy (1901-1957) [South African poet] Wikipedia National Review, 15 August 1986 (Thomas P. McDonnell)

Choosing a Mast (1931) [Poem, with two illustrations, one in colour] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped


Freeman, R. Austin [Richard Austin] (1862-1943) [English physician and mystery novelist] Wikipedia

As a Thief in the Night (1928) [Mystery novel. There is a death, naturally, the person involved being Mr. Harold Monkhouse, an invalid. But how did he die? Was his death a natural one? The case becomes more and more enigmatic; fortunately that eminent medical barrister Dr. Thorndyke Wikipedia is on hand to help out. "If you aspire to be anything of a connoisseur of detective stories and have never met Dr. Thorndyke, we counsel you to become acquainted with this scientist at once." (Walter R. Brooks, The Outlook, 17 October 1928)]
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Dr. Thorndyke Intervenes (1933) [Mystery novel, featuring Dr. Thorndyke. An item of luggage being picked up at Fenchurch Street Station Wikipedia turns out to have unexpected contents -- a human head!] Will the sleuthing skills of Dr. Thorndyke be equal to the situation?] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1640]
Mr. Polton Explains (1940) [Mystery novel. The main character is of course Dr Thorndyke, but the action is narrated first by the Doctor's servant Nathaniel Polton, and later by the Doctor's faithful friend Christopher Jervis. The author describes it as the "story of a simple clockmaker", but of course it's far more than that, and is in fact one of his most celebrated works. And he wrote it when almost eighty!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1636]

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From the 1929 collection The Famous Cases of Dr. Thorndyke. Thirty-seven of his criminal investigations as set down by R. Austin Freeman:
[1] The Case of Oscar Brodski (1929) [Mystery story: murder and intrigue in the diamond trade!]
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[2] A Case of Premeditation (1929) [Mystery story, which begins with a customer dispute over quality of service on a passenger train -- in England, some things never change!]
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[3] The Echo of a Mutiny (1929) [Mystery story. An elderly seaman dies a death under circumstances enigmatic to everyone... except Dr. Thorndyke!]
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[4] A Wastrel's Romance (1929) [Mystery story. A grand evening function given at a country house attracts the attention of a professional thief named Augustus Bailey, who succeeds in crashing the party. Then matters take an unexpected turn.]
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[5] The Missing Mortgagee (1929) [Mystery story. Normally life insurance is a relatively straightforward affair -- but not always! If, to start with, the insured has mortgaged the policy to a moneylender. And there's more...]
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[6] Percival Bland's Proxy (1929) [Mystery story. We won't give the plot away, but here's the background in our author's own words: "if one perseveringly distributes flash Bank of England notes among the money-changers of the Continent, there will come a day of reckoning when those notes are tendered to the exceedingly knowing old lady who lives in Threadneedle Street." If this latter phrase seems mysterious, we will refer you to the Bank of England's website!]
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[21] Gleanings from the Wreckage (1929) [Mystery story. Thorndyke and a companion have sought out the quiet back streets of London for an evening walk. Then a building they are passing explodes loudly into flame.]
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Friel, Arthur Olney (1885-1959) [American journalist and novelist] Wikipedia

Tiger River (1923) [Novel: high adventure in the South American jungle. The tigres in the novel are "tigers" (jaguars), but in Spanish.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1008]


Frost, Robert [Robert Lee] (1874-1963) [American poet] Wikipedia

West-Running Brook (1928) Wikipedia [Collection of lyric poems, with four beautiful woodcuts by J. J. Lankes (1884-1960) Wikipedia Vanderbilt University, a personal friend of the poet. "Here... is the metaphysical lyric as no one but Robert Frost could write it. And so it is throughout 'West-Running Brook.' The ripe repose, the banked emotion, the nicely blended tenderness and humor are everywhere." (Louis Untermeyer Wikipedia, Saturday Review, 28 December 1928)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1192]


Fyleman, Rose Amy (1877-1957) [English children's author] Wikipedia

Fairies and Chimneys (1918) [Poems: with a colour frontispiece by an anonymous artist] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
The Rainbow Cat and other stories (1922) [Children's stories] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
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Gág, Wanda (1893-1946) [American artist and children's author] Wikipedia

Snippy and Snappy (1931) [Story book with pictures]
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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1938) [Fairy tale "freely translated and illustrated"]
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Gailly de Taurines, Charles (1857-1941) [Historien français] fr.wikipedia Site Charles Gailly de Taurines

La Nation canadienne. Étude historique sur les populations françaises du nord de l'Amérique. (1894) [Le premier ouvrage historique du grand historien français. Son livre rappelle assez souvent les oeuvres de Tocqueville fr.wikipedia.] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip Texte UTF-8 Texte UTF-8 zip EPUB [PGC no 746]


Garneau, François-Xavier (1809-1866) [Historien et poète canadien] Dictionnaire biographique du Canada fr.wikipedia

Histoire du Canada depuis sa découverte jusqu'à nos jours, Tome I de IV. (1845) [Histoire] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip
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Gask, Arthur [Arthur Cecil] (1869-1951) [Australian novelist, journalist, and dentist] Wikipedia Australian Dictionary of Biography

The Secret of the Sandhills (1921) [In 1921, Arthur Gask, a UK-trained dentist who had arrived in Adelaide the previous year, printed at his own expense one thousand copies of this, his first novel -- and sold all of them in the space of three weeks! Gask was to become a famous mystery author, numbering H.G. Wells and Bertrand Russell among his admirers, and this first novel does indeed involve murder. It takes place, naturally, in and around Adelaide: its oceanside suburbs of Glenelg and Henley Beach Wikipedia have some magnificent sand beaches.] EPUB [University of Adelaide]
The Red Paste Murders (1923) [Arthur Gask's first mystery novel The Secret of the Sandhills proved successful not only in Australia but in London, where an English edition was issued by Herbert Jenkins (famous as the publisher of PG Wodehouse), who published his subsequent novels, starting with this one. Like its predecessor, it was well received and sold well. The setting once again, is Adelaide; there are murders, several of them; the mysterious red paste comes from Colombo (Sri Lanka), where it is used by tiger hunters "before they go into the jungle after tigers, and it makes a man afraid of nothing in the world." Gask "has a sense of style, and of humour," commented The Register, an Adelaide newspaper (30 November 1923). "This is distinctly a book to be read."] EPUB [University of Adelaide]
The Secret of the Garden (1924) [Novel, narrated by its chief character, John Archibald Cups, "aged thirty-two, ledger clerk of ten years' standing in the Consolidated Bank of South Australia", who is framed by his employer and sentenced to five years in jail -- with hard labour! His account of the trial shows little respect for the justice system, and is a nicely written piece of mockery. He is sentenced, but the warder taking him to prison has a medical episode which our hero takes full advantage of, so instead of being bundled off to prison he finds himself taking a tram to the suburb of North Adelaide. Here he finds shelter in an unexpected place, and help from an unexpected person -- "the eccentric recluse. Dr Robert Carmichael". And that's just the beginning of the adventure!] EPUB [University of Adelaide]
Cloud the Smiter (1926) [Mystery novel, marking the first appearance of Gilbert Larose, Gask's favourite sleuth in the many mystery novels he was to write in the years to come. The novel begins innocently enough. A young medical student from Sydney is taking a short holiday in Adelaide, and takes his bicycle for a solitary ride outside the city. Since he is alone, and in an area he does not know, naturally he has some problems with his tires and his lamp. He encounters two strangers who, it turns out, are up to no good. They seem to be part of a gang headed by someone called the Smiter. Lots of things are happening, clearly. And we're only in the first chapter! As the novel proceeds, we learn much more about what the gang is up to -- think big, think evil! Inspector Romilly of the Adelaide police gets involved, and decides that expert help is needed, so sends an urgent telegram to Sydney: "He had a personal friend there in the Head Detective Office, the great Gilbert Larose..." And that is how we meet Larose, who immediately became and remained Gask's favourite sleuth through the rest of his life (and novels). Does Larose's intervention make a difference? Of course it does! "Another capital Australian mystery story... It is a story that you won't want to put down until finished." (The World's News [Sydney], 3 July 1926)] EPUB [University of Adelaide]
The Dark Highway (1928) [Mystery novel, marking the second appearance in literature of Gask's sleuth Gilbert Larose. "A man still under thirty, he was by far the greatest detective that the Commonwealth had ever known... In his ideas he was a poet, an artist, and a dreamer--in fact, he was almost the last man one would have associated in any way with crime, yet crime in all its phases was the study and obsession of his life." The dark highway in the title is a desolate stretch of the road between Adelaide and Melbourne. "To the traveller, this part of the Adelaide-Melbourne route has always been the one most dreaded--because of its drifting sands, its loneliness, and the absence of all help should help be required." An appropriate setting for some sinister events! Murders, actually, which seem to have everything to do with horse-racing, in particular the race for the Christmas Cup at the Port Adelaide Racing Club!] EPUB [University of Adelaide]
The Lonely House (1929) [One of Arther Gask's most popular mystery novels. The house in question is indeed lonely, being located on a remote part of South Australia's coast, far from any roads. It would be hard to imagine a more isolated location. But as it happens Gilbert Larose, "the best known of all the detectives of the great Commonwealth of Australia", normally a resident of Sydney, is visiting the area. He is recovering from typhoid fever, and the quiet and law-abiding lifestyle of South Australia will, it is thought, help his convalescence. He arrives "expecting to be intensely bored and wondering gloomily how he would be able to fill in his time." Well, boredom turns out not to be a problem at all. Quite the contrary!] EPUB [University of Adelaide]
The Shadow of Larose (1930) [Mystery novel, featuring Gilbert Larose, "the star of all the detectives of the great Commonwealth of Australia, the prince of all the trackers of crime". Charlie Edis, the Adelaide bank clerk at the centre of the story, is undoubtedly a killer, in fact he's killed twice. But a killer is not always a murderer. A tricky situation, which certainly justifies bringing in Gilbert Larose from Sydney!] EPUB [University of Adelaide]
The House on the Island (1931) [The start of this mystery finds Gilbert Larose not in Adelaide, nor in any part of his beloved Australia, but in London, Scotland Yard to be specific, in the office of the Chief Commissioner. Yes, he is now internationally famous! "Why, it's proverbial in Australia that Larose can reason back as quickly as he can reason forward, and they say that when a murder's been committed, no matter how long after, he can still see the very shadow that the murderer cast upon the wall." He has been brought in to deal with a crime wave in the East Counties that has been going on for six months. But immediately on landing in England he makes it clear that he is no ordinary detective, by foiling a pickpocket who was attempting to rob him. Did he turn the pickpocket in? No, he took him to dinner, persuaded him that he also was a pickpocket, and over that dinner learned a great deal about the realities of crime in the capital: "it was such an opportunity for me to learn from the opposite camp how you gentlemen here work, for I was able to go into places I could not have got into in any other way." Talk about a quick study! That's the end of the trailer; for the main feature, download the ebook!] EPUB [University of Adelaide]
Gentlemen of Crime (1932) [Mystery novel. Gilbert Larose is back, and this time he's fighting blackmail! Mr Ephraim Smith, after a successful banking career in New York City, has moved to the United Kingdom and has been happily engaged in a lavish lifestyle: a house in Park Lane, a castle in the English countryside, an estate in Scotland, and so on. Then he gets a letter demanding that he make a relatively small donation to the Norwich Children's Hospital. "If you fail to do so within three days, the consequences will be unpleasant." He does not make the donation, and arson ensues, costing him three thousand pounds. Things get worse from then on. It's a good thing that Gilbert Larose is on the case!] EPUB [University of Adelaide]
The Hidden Door (1934) [Gothic detective novel. Yes, seriously! Here's the opening sentence: "Grim and grey was Thralldom Castle. Eight hundred years and more its mighty walls had reared their heights to Heaven, scorched by the suns, buffeted by the tempests and fretted by the lashing rains." And that's just the beginning! Is there more to be said? Well yes! Arthur Gask once again shows his mastery of the writer's craft, and his detective, Gilbert Larose, yet again shows that he is equal to any kind of challenge!] EPUB [University of Adelaide]
The Judgment of Larose (1934) [Mystery novel, featuring Gilbert Larose. Sir James Marley likes to have guests at Southdown Court in Eastbourne, on the Sussex Coast, but this decidedly grand house party is the unexpected scene of a murder! Just before his murder, Captain Dane had won more than two thousand pounds at the nearby Goodwood Racecourse, and the circumstances certainly need scrutiny. Who better to undertake this scrutiny than Gilbert Larose?] EPUB [University of Adelaide]
The Poisoned Goblet (1935) [As this mystery novel opens, Gilbert Larose is in his private office at Scotland Yard, deep in conversation with a senior investigator, Naughton Jones, who is about to go on medical leave. Larose learns to his amazement that he will be Jones' replacement! How did this happen? Through the intervention of Lady Helen Ardane, the wealthy American widow of a whiskey distiller, who lives in Norfolk (not that far from Sandringham!). She is extremely rich, twenty-seven years of age, and has a son, four years of age, who is at imminent risk of being kidnapped. Expertise is needed: hence her procuring Larose's assignment to the case!] EPUB [University of Adelaide]
The Master Spy (1936) [Not a standard mystery novel, although murder is mentioned, and Gilbert Larose takes centre stage. But he is not the Gilbert Larose we have learned to love! He is "the one time international detective, now a country squire and married to the beautiful and wealthy widow, who up to the time of her marriage with him had been Lady Helen Ardane". Yet he is not living a life of total leisure: the British Secret Service needs his help! Does the novel deliver the espionage adventure promised by the title? And does Larose still possess his remarkable sleuthing abilities? The answer to both questions: Definitely!] EPUB [University of Adelaide]
The Jest of Life (1936) [Novel, but not a mystery novel; instead, a light-hearted satire of life in Adelaide. As the novel opens, we are introduced to "Mr. Montague Twiggs, dental surgeon of Adelaide, South Australia". Sounds like Gask wrote a self-portrait! Or did he? If this is a self-portrait, Gask had some quite unusual experiences. For example, it turns out that Mr Twiggs' spirit could migrate into the bodies of other people. Archdeacon Bottleworthy to start with, of Adelaide Cathedral! Merriment ensues.] EPUB [University of Adelaide]
The Night of the Storm (1937) [Mystery novel, featuring Gilbert Larose, of course! A man has been killed, of that there is no doubt: his name was Edwin Asher Toller, and he lived in the village of Stratford St Mary, six miles from the ancient city of Colchester: he was the bailiff (estate manager) of "the Priory", most definitely a Stately Home of England, complete with butler, gardener, and four servants. "The place has been in the possession of the Brabazon-Fanes, who are one of the best county families round here, for hundreds of years... The late General Brabazon-Fane, the last male of the line, died two years ago and the property descended to his three daughters Beatrice, Eva, and Margaret." All three sisters are suspects -- what a mess! Can Gilbert Larose lend a helping hand? Of course he can!] EPUB [University of Adelaide]
The Grave-Digger of Monks Arden (1938) [A Gilbert Larose mystery novel. The gravedigger of the title is named Daunt, and the name was appropriate, for "he gave to many who encountered him in the country lanes at night the suggestion of a prowling beast of prey." He was gravedigger "of the ancient church of St. Benedict, in the little village of Monks Arden, about three miles from Saffron Walden", a small and historic town in the northwest corner of Essex. Some strange events have been happening: events calling for the supreme talents of Gilbert Larose, who seems doomed never to fully leave behind his former career as a detective, much as he might wish to enjoy in peace his new status as a country squire in the pleasant solitude of Carmel Abbey.] EPUB [University of Adelaide]
The Vengeance of Larose (1939) [Gilbert Larose is of course unrivalled as a criminal investigator. But given the way the world has been going in the late 1930s, his talents can now have an impact not just on local investigations but on international affairs as well. Which turns out to be the case. England is in danger: Larose takes to his new assignment like a duck to water. H.G. Wells, no less, considered this to be Gask's finest novel!] EPUB [University of Adelaide]
The House on the Fens (1940) [As this mystery novel opens, Dr Methuen, who has his practice in Wimpole Street, a very fashionable address then and now, has just had the difficult experience of breaking to a patient the sad news that the patient's prospects for survival are not good. The patient is now angry with his "smiling, sleek, complacent friends" who will presumably outlive him. There is a change of scene: we are now in Hampstead, where Sir George and Lady Almaine are giving a party, one of the guests being his old friend Major Henry Sampon. By the end of the evening, Major Sampon is dead! How did this happen? And is there a connection with Dr Methuen and his patient? This all sounds very complicated, but fortunately Gilbert Larose is one of the guests -- who better to solve this mystery than that legendary Australian sleuth?] EPUB [University of Adelaide]


Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn (1810-1865) [English novelist and biographer] Wikipedia The Gaskell Web The Gaskell Society

The Grey Woman and Other Tales (1865) [Short stories, with a few illustrations by George Du Maurier (1834-1896) [grandfather of the novelist Daphne Du Maurier] Wikipedia and Joseph Swain (1820-1909) The website of Bob Speel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
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Gibb, Sir George Duncan (1821-1876) [Canadian physician] Osler Library, McGill University

Odd Showers: or, An Explanation of the Rain of Insects, Fishes, and Lizards; Soot, Sand, and Ashes; Red Rain and Snow; Meteoric Stones; and other Bodies (1870) [Brief historical and scientific treatise, with a poem; published under the pseudonym "Carribber"] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped


Gibbons, Charles Harrison (1869-1931) [Canadian journalist and novelist]

A Sourdough Samaritan (1924) [Novel. A young Britisher, Lawrence Fitzmaurice, decides to go to the Dawson Creek/Klondike gold rush Wikipedia. He gets there, but his entire outfit is stolen. With no money or supplies, he signs on with the local R.N.W.M.P. Wikipedia detachment, and matters proceed from there. "Mr. Charles Harrison Gibbons knows his Klondyke well, and in this volume he has given of his best... There is a hero, of course, straight from England, and unused to the ways of the country, who makes good, however, in the Mounted Police; a heroine from the States, a kindly old Jew, and lots of villains and rough characters. But the tale depends less on the plot than on the detailed description of life and manners in a mining camp." (The World's News (Sydney, Australia), 29 November 1924)]
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The Marbled Catskin (1928) [Novel. South Africa, a mountain queen (she's got the catskin), and much else — if you like H. Rider Haggard's adventure novels, this should be very much to your taste!]
CAUTION: Certain language in the novel may seem racist by the standards of today.
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Gibson, Wilfrid [Wilfrid Wilson] (1878-1962) [English poet] Wikipedia

Islands (1932) [A collection of poems written by Gibson between 1930 and 1932] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1045]
Coldknuckles (1947) [Narrative poem. A young boy (Isaac Bell, nicknamed Coldknuckles) is on his way home to his family's sheep farm, and happens to see a travelling circus on the road. He decides to run away to the circus, after which event his life takes some unexpected turns.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1040]


Gide, André (1869-1951) [Romancier français; prix Nobel de littérature, 1947] fr.wikipedia alalettre.com

Retour de l'U.R.S.S. (1936) fr.wikipedia [Récit de voyage, assez controversé lors de sa parution. «C'est témoigner mal son amour que le borner à la louange et je pense rendre plus grand service à l'U.R.S.S. même et à la cause que pour nous elle représente, en parlant sans feinte et sans ménagement. C'est en raison même de mon admiration pour l'U.R.S.S. et pour les prodiges accomplis par elle déjà, que vont s'élever mes critiques...»] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip EPUB [PGC no 105]

English translation by Dorothy Bussy (1865-1960) [English translator and novelist] Wikipedia:
Return from the U.S.S.R. (1937) [Gide's famous and controversial account of his 1936 visit to the U.S.S.R. in a contemporary translation by Gide's friend Dorothy Bussy. His book was hardly a frontal attack on the Stalinist regime, but he was an observant visitor and saw that not all was well. This viewpoint was not acceptable in the left-wing cultural circles of Paris, and a massive uproar ensued.] HTML HTML zip Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1351]


Gilchrist, Anne (1828-1885) [English biographer and essayist] Wikipedia University of Pennsylvania Libraries

Mary Lamb (1883) [Biography of English author Mary Anne Lamb (1764-1847) Wikipedia] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped

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Gill, Eric [Arthur Eric Rowton] (1882-1940) [English artist and type designer] Wikipedia National Archives (UK) Identifont
With: Chesterton, Gilbert Keith (1874-1936) [English journalist and theologian] Wikipedia The American Chesterton Society

Gloria in Profundis (1927) [Poem, with two wood engravings] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #440]


Gingras, Jules Fabien (1826-1884) [Traducteur et lexicographe canadien]

Recueil des expressions vicieuses et des anglicismes et les plus fréquents (1861) [Dictionnaire] HTML et Texte


Gobineau, Arthur de (1816-1882) [Écrivain et diplomate français] fr.wikipedia www.tocqueville.culture.fr

Voyage à Terre-Neuve (1861) [Récit de voyage] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip Texte UTF-8 Texte UTF-8 zip [PGC no 506]


Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von (1749-1832) [German scientist, poet, playwright, and statesman / scientifique, poète, dramaturge et homme d'État allemand] Wikipedia fr.wikipedia de.wikipedia

Novelle (1828) de.wikipedia [Novella in German / Nouvelle en allemand. Eine ritterliche Idylle als Sinnbild einer geordneten Feudalgesellschaft wird durch das Hereinbrechen der ungezähmten Natur in Form eines Brands und entlaufener Raubtiere in Gefahr gebracht. Durch die Musik, die Dichtung und den Glauben, verkörpert durch ein Kind, wird sie wieder in den Bann geschlagen.] HTML HTML zip Text / Texte Text / Texte zip EPUB [PGC #1471/no 1471]
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Golding, Louis (1895-1958) [English novelist] Wikipedia

Five Silver Daughters (1934) [Novel, on a truly epic scale. Mr Sam Silver lives on Oleander Street in Manchester; his neighbour and close friend Isaac Emmanuel (hero of Mr. Emmanuel, also in our catalogue) is often to be found in his kitchen. Messrs Silver and Emmanuel are eminently respectable; in fact, Mr Silver in the course of the novel rises to a position of truly spectacular wealth. Which makes him an odd person to open his kitchen to the anarchists and other political types who gathered there. Of course, his five daughters were part of the reason that the anarchists were fond of visiting. And this is the story of these five very different daughters and how they fared in adult life, in England and elsewhere.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1660]
Mr. Emmanuel (1939) [Novel. Bruno Rosenheim, a young Jewish refugee in England. is increasingly distraught about what might be happening to his mother back in Germany. Isaac Emmanuel, a Lancashire solicitor who knows Bruno, becomes concerned, and investigates, even going to Germany. He makes some exciting and disturbing discoveries, and has some exciting and disturbing personal experiences. "'Mr. Emmanuel' is a tract for the times, and the voice of a people speaks through it, but it is also an absorbing, stirring, first-rate work of fiction." (Ben Ray Redman, Saturday Review, 22 July 1939)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1607]
Honey for the Ghost (1949) [Novel, somewhat different from Golding's other novels, since it has strong elements of fantasy and horror: it "begins with infinite leisure but builds to an incomparable climactic terror of devil-worship and possession." (Anthony Boucher and J. Francis McComas, Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Winter-Spring 1950)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1638]
The Dangerous Places (1951) [Novel, in essence a sequel to Mr. Emmanuel, set in various countries of central Europe during the Second World War, and vividly depicting the life of the Jews in particular who are contending with the unfolding disaster. Their best hope for the future seems to be Palestine, if they can get there.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1639]


Goldoni, Carlo (1707-1793) [Italian playwright] Wikipedia it.wikipedia

The Servant of Two Masters (1745 [Italian original], 1928 [this translation]) [Translation of Goldoni's most famous comedy Il servitore di due padroni, translated by the celebrated English musicologist Edward Joseph Dent (1876-1957) Wikipedia arts.jrank.org.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped Wikipedia [PGC #606] The original Italian play, from Liber Liber: Text RTF PDF

The Comedies of Carlo Goldoni (1760-76 [Italian and French originals], 1892 [this translation]) [Translations by Helen Zimmern (1846-1934) Wikipedia of Goldoni's A Curious Mishap (Un curioso accidente, 1760), The Beneficent Bear (Le bourru bienfaisant, 1771), The Fan (Il ventaglio, 1765), and The Spendthrift Miser (L'avare fastueux, 1776). These were based on earlier translations, three of them by unknown hands, the fourth being a German translation published around 1875 by Theophil Zolling (1849-1901) de.wikipedia. Includes an introduction by Zimmern.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #596]

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The Fan (1765 [Italian original], 1892 [this translation]) [Translation of Goldoni's celebrated comedy Il ventaglio it.wikipedia, translated into German around 1875 by Theophil Zolling (1849-1901) de.wikipedia using the pseudonym "G. Ritter"; Zolling's German translation Der Fächer served as the basis for this translation into English by Helen Zimmern (1846-1934) Wikipedia.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #543] Text [in Italian] (Liber Liber) RTF [in Italian] (Liber Liber)
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Goncourt, Edmond de (1822-1896) [Écrivain français] fr.wikipedia
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Graham, George Rex (1813-1894) [Publisher] Wikipedia

Graham's Magazine, Vol. XXXII, No. 2 (February 1848) Wikipedia
[Literary magazine: includes contributions by Park Benjamin, Sr. (1809-1864) Wikipedia, William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878) Wikipedia, Robert T. Conrad (1810-1858), James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) Wikipedia, Enna Duval [Anne Hampton Brewster] 1818-1892, Elizabeth J. Eames (1813-1856) Library Company of Philadelphia, Henry William Herbert (1807-1858), Henry Beck Hirst (1813-1874), Angele de V. Hull, Alice G. Lee [Alice Bradley Haven] (1827-1863) Library Company of Philadelphia, Joseph Clay Neal (1807-1847), Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) Wikipedia Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore, Thomas Buchanan Read (1822-1872) Wikipedia, Lydia Howard Sigourney (née Huntley) (1791-1865) Wikipedia The Victorian Web, Richard Henry Stoddard (1825-1903) Wikipedia, Alfred Billings Street (1811-1881) Wikipedia, J. Bayard Taylor (1825-1878) Wikipedia, Bayard Taylor Memorial Library, H. Marion Ward [H. Marion Stephens] (1823-1858), and Nathaniel Parker Willis (1806-1867) Wikipedia; illustrations by Robert Balmanno (1779-1861), Alice Lossing Barritt (ob. 1855), John Hayter (1800-1891), Edwin Henry Landseer (1802-1873) Wikipedia, Benson John Lossing (1813-1891) Wikipedia New York State Library, A. B. Ross, and John Sartain (1808-1897)]
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Graham's Magazine, Vol. XXXII, No. 3 (March 1848) Wikipedia
[Literary magazine: includes contributions by Mrs. A. M. F. Annan, Charles Washington Baird (1828-1887), Frank Byrne, Robert T. Conrad (1810-1858), James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) Wikipedia, Jane R. Dana, Enna Duval [Anne Hampton Brewster] (1818-1892), Elizabeth J. Eames (1813-1856) Library Company of Philadelphia, Louisa M. Green, Henry Beck Hirst (1813-1874), William Howe Cuyler Hosmer (1814-1877), Mary Lockhart Lawson, Elizabeth Lyon Linsley, Donald Grant Mitchell [Ik. Marvel] (1822-1908) Wikipedia, George Pope Morris (1802-1864) Wikipedia, Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) Wikipedia Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore, Thomas Buchanan Read (1822-1872) Wikipedia, Alfred Billings Street (1811-1881) Wikipedia, J. Bayard Taylor (1825-1878) Wikipedia, Bayard Taylor Memorial Library, and Tomlin, John; a song with words and music by Matthias Keller (1813-1875) illustrations by J. Addison and John Hayter (1800-1891)]
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Graham, Gwethalyn (1913-1965) [Canadian journalist, translator, and novelist] Wikipedia Simon Fraser University

Swiss Sonata (1938) [Novel, winner of the Governor General's Literary Award, set in an international school for girls located in Lausanne, Switzerland, and fully reflecting the different nationalities of the students and the dark events of the years preceding the Second World War. Graham had herself been a student at the Pensionnat des Allières in Lausanne: rarely has a privileged upbringing been put to better use than in the writing of this novel. "Miss Graham's picture of Lausanne and of the school, her statement of each girl's character and her demonstration of how it is influenced by what has been done to her, are deft and delightful." (Katharine Simonds, Saturday Review, 23 April 1938)]
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Earth and High Heaven (1944) Wikipedia [Novel, which won the Governor General's Literary Award and was a massive success outside Canada as well. Erica Drake is from a wealthy Montreal family; Marc Reiser is a Jewish lawyer, originally from Northern Ontario. How likely is it that they should meet? Not very; but in wartime anything is possible. How will those around them react, and how will they deal with this? Well, the novel will tell you! Exquisitely written, with side observations on Canada and on Montreal which remain true to this day.]
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Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932) [Scottish banker and novelist] Wikipedia

The Wind in the Willows (1908) Wikipedia [Novel. No ordinary novel, but one which has become permanently famous around the world. And yet Grahame had trouble finding publishers! It was published in the U.S. only after Theodore Roosevelt, president at the time, persuaded Scribners to accept the book, a decision we can all be sure they never regretted. Another famous admirer was A. A. Milne, author of Winnie the Pooh, who adapted part of it into a play. The main characters are animals, living alongside a river in southern England: Mole, Rat (technically a water vole, not a rat), Badger, and of course Mr Toad. For more details, simply check out the excellent Wikipedia article. Or, still better, why not take the plunge and start reading the book immediately? Once you've started reading, you won't want to stop! "It is difficult to describe the impression made by this beautifully written book, or to determine whether it was intended for children, for grown people, or for grown-up children--perhaps it was meant for all. It is full of dewy nature, breathes the open air of field, winding river, and forest." (The Nation, 24 December 1908) The Adelaide ebook comes with a superb set of colour illustrations by the American wildlife painter Paul Bransom (1885-1979) Wikipedia, which we consider fully the equal of the famous 1931 illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard, which are still under copyright as of 2021, and were supposed to be entering the public domain in 2027, not so long from now. The Tr*mp/Trudeau copyright extensions, an act of cultural vandalism, will keep the Shepard illustrations under copyright until 2047. ] EPUB [University of Adelaide]


Granville-Barker, Harley (1877-1946) [English playwright, actor, critic, and translator] Wikipedia

Three Plays by Granville Barker (1909) [The three plays are Granville-Barker's first play, The Marrying of Ann Leete, which premiered in 1902, his most famous work, The Voysey Inheritance (1905), and Waste (1907) Wikipedia] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #761]


Grenfell, Sir Wilfred (1865-1940) [English medical missionary to Newfoundland and Labrador] Wikipedia Canadian Encyclopedia

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Gréville, Henry [pseudonyme d'Alice-Marie-Céleste Durand-Gréville, née Fleury] (1842-1902) [Romancière française] fr.wikipedia New York Times (1879)

La fille de Dosia (1876) [Roman] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip
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Les Koumiassine (1877) [Roman]
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Marier sa fille (1878) [Roman. Une mère assez pauvre cherche un beau-fils assez riche.] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip
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Le mors aux dents (1885) [«Ce roman renferme l'histoire d'un mari inconstant et joueur qui trompe sa femme, mange sa dot, et après l'avoir ruinée et désespérée se tue dans un accès de repentir, pour lui rendre la possibilité du bonheur et celle de changer contre un autre son nom déshonoré.» (synopsis qu'en fait la Revue Internationale, le 10 février 1885)] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip [PGC no 558]
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Grey, Zane (1872-1939) [American novelist] Wikipedia

Under the Tonto Rim (1926) [Novel. Lucy Watson, newly graduated from normal school Wikipedia, takes up her first assignment, in the wilderness community of Cedar Ridge: "The only instructions given Lucy were that she was to go among the families living in the backwoods between Cedar Ridge and what was called the Rim Rock and to use her abilities to the best advantage in teaching them to have better homes." Lucy takes full advantage of this very wide mandate.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1114]
Valley of Wild Horses (1927 [U.S copyright date; published in book form in 1947]) [Western novel, which opens with the birth (in the Texas Panhandle Wikipedia) of our cowboy hero, Panhandle Smith ("Pan"), and follows his adventures through to manhood. These adventures take him westward...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1109]
"Nevada". A Romance of the West. (1928) [Western novel. "Nevada" is the name of the novel's hero, not of the homonymous state, where he originally came from.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #922]
The Shepherd of Guadaloupe (1930) [Novel. After military service in Europe, Clifton Forrest returns to his native New Mexico, where surprises await him.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #836]
30,000 on the Hoof (1940) [Western novel, about the adventures of Logan Huett, a young soldier (and then ex-soldier) in Arizona at the end of the nineteenth century. Cattle ranching plays a role, as you might guess.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1167]


Grey Owl [Belaney, Archibald Stansfeld] (1888-1938) [Canadian naturalist and author] Wikipedia Parks Canada

The Men of the Last Frontier (1931) [An account of life in the Canadian wilderness. Grey Owl's first book.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #807]
Pilgrims of the Wild (1934) [Tales of the Canadian wilderness, profusely illustrated by the author and others. Our ebook includes Grey Owl's "Special Preface to his English Readers" from October 1935, as well as the 1934 foreword by the celebrated Canadian literary editor Hugh S. Eayrs (1894-1940) Quill & Quire, May 1940 jrank.org] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #508]
The Adventures of Sajo and her Beaver People (1935) [Short stories, with many illustrations by the author] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped


Grimm, Jacob Ludwig Carl (1785-1863) [German philologist / philologue allemand] Wikipedia fr.wikipedia de.wikipedia
Grimm, Wilhelm Carl (1786-1859) [German philologist / philologue allemand] Wikipedia fr.wikipedia de.wikipedia

Kinder und Hausmärchen gesammelt durch die Brüder Grimm (1857 [Große Ausgabe. Siebente Auflage.]) [Tales / contes] Wikipedia fr.wikipedia de.wikipedia
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2. Katze und Maus in Gesellschaft de.wikipedia [Cat and Mouse in Partnership Wikipedia / Chat et souris associés fr.wikipedia] HTML HTML zip Text / Texte Text / Texte zip EPUB [PGC #786/no 786]
3. Marienkind de.wikipedia [Mary's Child Wikipedia / L'Enfant de Marie fr.wikipedia] HTML HTML zip Text / Texte Text / Texte zip EPUB [PGC #791/no 791]
4. Mährchen von einem, der auszog das Fürchten zu lernen de.wikipedia [The Story of the Youth Who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was Wikipedia / Conte de celui qui s'en alla pour connaître la peur fr.wikipedia] HTML HTML zip Text / Texte Text / Texte zip EPUB [PGC #797/no 797]
5. Der Wolf und die sieben jungen Geislein de.wikipedia [The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids Wikipedia / Le Loup et les Sept Chevreaux fr.wikipedia] HTML HTML zip Text / Texte Text / Texte zip EPUB [PGC #801/no 801]
6. Der treue Johannes de.wikipedia [Trusty John Wikipedia / Jean-le-Fidèle] HTML HTML zip Text / Texte Text / Texte zip EPUB [PGC #810/no 810]
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8. Der wunderliche Spielmann de.wikipedia [The Wonderful Musician Wikipedia / Le Merveilleux Ménétrier] HTML HTML zip Text / Texte Text / Texte zip EPUB [PGC #826/no 826]
9. Die zwölf Brüder de.wikipedia [The Twelve Brothers Wikipedia / Les Douze Frères fr.wikipedia] HTML HTML zip Text / Texte Text / Texte zip EPUB [PGC #831/no 831]
10. Das Lumpengesindel de.wikipedia [The Pack of Ragamuffins Wikipedia / De la racaille] HTML HTML zip Text / Texte Text / Texte zip EPUB [PGC #847/no 847]
11. Brüderchen und Schwesterchen de.wikipedia [Brother and Sister Wikipedia / Frérot et Soeurette fr.wikipedia] HTML HTML zip Text / Texte Text / Texte zip EPUB [PGC #851/no 851]
12. Rapunzel de.wikipedia [Rapunzel Wikipedia / Raiponce fr.wikipedia] HTML HTML zip Text / Texte Text / Texte zip EPUB [PGC #907/no 907]
13. Die drei Männlein im Walde de.wikipedia [The Three Little Men in the Wood Wikipedia / Les Trois Petits Hommes de la forêt fr.wikipedia] HTML HTML zip Text / Texte Text / Texte zip EPUB [PGC #920/no 920]
14. Die drei Spinnerinnen de.wikipedia [The Three Spinners Wikipedia / Les Trois Fileuses] HTML HTML zip Text / Texte Text / Texte zip EPUB [PGC #936/no 936]
15. Hänsel und Grethel de.wikipedia [Hansel and Gretel Wikipedia / Hansel et Gretel fr.wikipedia] HTML HTML zip Text / Texte Text / Texte zip EPUB [PGC #940/no 940]
16. Die drei Schlangenblätter de.wikipedia [The Three Snake-Leaves / Les Trois Feuilles du serpent] HTML HTML zip Text / Texte Text / Texte zip EPUB [PGC #944/no 944]
17. Die weiße Schlange de.wikipedia [The White Snake Wikipedia / Le Serpent blanc fr.wikipedia] HTML HTML zip Text / Texte Text / Texte zip EPUB [PGC #932/no 932]
18. Strohhalm, Kohle und Bohne de.wikipedia [The Straw, the Coal, and the Bean Wikipedia / Bout de paille, braise et haricot] HTML HTML zip Text / Texte Text / Texte zip EPUB [PGC #951/no 951]
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Household Stories by the Brothers Grimm (1886) [Stories: translated by Lucy Crane (1842-1882); illustrated by Walter Crane (1845-1915)] HTML and Text


Griswold, Hattie Tyng (1840-1909) [American author and social activist]

Home Life of Great Authors (1886) [Interesting and informative essays on the domestic life of more than thirty famous European and American authors]
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Grove, Frederick Philip (1879-1948) [Canadian novelist, poet, and essayist] Wikipedia Canadian Encyclopedia

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It Needs to be Said... (1929) [Lectures on literature, art, and politics] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
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Guest, Edgar Albert (1881-1959) [American poet] Wikipedia

The Passing Throng (1923) [A collection of poetry, much of it light verse, written in the easy and very approachable style which made Guest one of the most widely read poets of his time.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1034]


Guinot, Eugène (1812-1861) [Journaliste et vaudevilliste français]

La Cour du Grand-Duc (1843) [Nouvelle, avec deux gravures contemporaines. «La fin de l'année dramatique avait ramené à Paris les troupes licenciées des théâtres de province...»] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip EPUB [PG Canada no 844]


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Haldane, J. B. S. [John Burdon Sanderson] (1892-1964) [Indian geneticist and statistician] Wikipedia

My Friend Mr Leakey (1937) [Six marvellously witty stories for children, famous to this day] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1234]


Haliburton, Thomas Chandler (1796-1865) [Canadian essayist and humorist] Wikipedia Dictionary of Canadian Biography Canadian Encyclopedia

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Hall, James Norman (1887-1951) [American novelist] Wikipedia

Mid-Pacific (1928) [Autobiographical essays on travel and literature, with a special emphasis on Hall's adopted home of Tahiti. "One of the finest writers about life in both common and strange places is James Norman Hall." (Frederick O' Brien, Saturday Review, 4 August 1928)]
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Lost Island (1944) [Novel, not a long one, about an island in the South Seas during the Second World War. It is the story of an American military engineer, George Dodd, and his first encounter with Polynesia. Not a war story in the usual sense.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1374]

with: Nordhoff, Charles Bernard (1887-1947) [American novelist] Wikipedia

Faery Lands of the South Seas (1921) [The first collaboration by Nordhoff and Hall involving the South Seas, a memoir of their first visit to Tahiti and points beyond: "a book which is neither super-romantic nor tediously informative... one of the most pleasing volumes of travel and observation recently published." (The Outlook, 4 January 1922) Includes some attractive small illustrations by American artist George A. Picken (1898-1971) Smithsonian Institution.] Project Gutenberg US [PGUS #54479]
The Hurricane (1936) Wikipedia [Novel, set in the nineteenth century, about an island in the Tuamotu Archipelago Wikipedia, shared by Polynesians and Europeans, and what happens before, during, and after a major hurricane. One of Nordhoff and Hall's most popular novels, and the basis for John Ford's 1937 movie of the same name Wikipedia] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1378]
The Dark River (1938) [Novel. An Englishman named Alan Hardie arrives in Tahiti for what turns out to be a permanent visit. The novel has a very straightforward plot, "but as a travelogue of Tahiti and the Tuamotus it makes almost anybody in a disheartened pre-war world feel like getting away from it all while there is yet time." (Elmer Davis, Saturday Review, 25 June 1938)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1559]
Botany Bay (1941) [Historical novel, principally about the sailing of the First Fleet Wikipedia and the founding of the British penal colony in Australia, at Botany Bay Wikipedia, near the future Sydney. A more agreeable way of learning Australian history could hardly be imagined, with incidental information on the British penal system of the time, and on the aftermath of the 1783 partition of British North America: our hero, Hugh Tallant, was a Loyalist, but one who ended up in Australia rather than Canada!] CAUTION: Certain language in the novel may seem racist by the standards of today. HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1562]
Men Without Country (1942) [The novel opens early in World War II, just after the fall of France. An American reporter is in London to get stories on Frenchmen who have fled France to fight with Charles de Gaulle. He meets with a Captain Freycinet, who has quite a story to tell, a story which begins in the Caribbean. "The famous authors of 'Mutiny on the Bounty' have passed a neat, small miracle. In a little over a hundred pages, in small format and good large type, they have told a tale of escape, patriotism, French Guiana, Vichy, Free France, everything tight and right and thrilling. This is old craftsmanship at work, spinning a yarn of the most contemporary flavor..." (N. L. Rothman, Saturday Review, 27 June 1942)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1255]
The High Barbaree (1945) [Novel. What if a South Pacific island had remained undiscovered until in 1943 an American plane crashed onto it? The plane is the High Barbaree, presumably named after the traditional sailors' ballad Wikipedia.]
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Hamilton, James Cleland (1836-1907) [Canadian lawyer]

The Georgian Bay. An account of its position, inhabitants, mineral interests, fish, timber and other resources. Papers read before the Canadian Institute. (1893) Royal Canadian Institute [Lectures: sketches by Anna Brownell Jameson (1794-1860) Wikipedia Dictionary of Canadian Biography Simon Fraser University, photograph by Richard Scougall Cassels (1859-1935) Library and Archives Canada, map by H. J. Browne (fl. 1862-78)]
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Hammett, Dashiell [Samuel Dashiell] (1894-1961) [American author and political activist] Wikipedia

Novels:
Red Harvest (February 1929) Wikipedia [Novel, featuring Hammett's famous creation, the detective known only as the Continental Op Wikipedia. Dark doings in a mining town: criminal gangs, and a criminal police force. What's a private detective to do? Lots, as it turns out!]
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The Dain Curse (July 1929) Wikipedia [Hammett's second mystery novel, set in San Francisco: it concerns a family curse; also a religious cult, and drugs -- has California always been like this? It also features Hammett's famous creation, the detective known only as the Continental Op Wikipedia.]
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The Maltese Falcon (February 1930) Wikipedia [The classic detective novel, and the inspiration for the classic motion picture starring Humphrey Bogart Wikipedia. Private detective Sam Spade, a San Francisco now utterly vanished, and a mysterious statuette, "the black figure of a bird". What more can one ask for?]
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The Glass Key (April 1931) Wikipedia [Mystery novel, set in an amoral world of crime and corruption. Hammett's own choice as his best novel.]
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The Thin Man (January 1934) Wikipedia [Hammett's final novel, one of his most famous, and the inspiration for the classic film Wikipedia. Nick Charles was formerly with the Trans-American Detective Agency, but has left all that behind him. Or has he? "Verdict: Extra-Swell" (Saturday Review, 13 January 1934)]
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Short stories:
They Can Only Hang You Once (November 1932) [The last of Hammett's three short stories featuring private detective Sam Spade Wikipedia.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1290]
His Brother's Keeper (February 1934) [Short story about boxing, narrated by a boxer, Kid Bolan]
CAUTION: Certain language in this story may seem racist by the standards of today.
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Hare, Cyril [Clark, Alfred Alexander Gordon] (1900-1958) [English judge and novelist] Wikipedia

Tenant for Death (1937) [Cyril Hare's first mystery novel. Hare was a magistrate, learned in the law, and therefore familiar with the term "tenant for life" -- the holder of a property only while alive: that is, the property does not form part of his estate. But what is a tenant for death? Mr. Colin James may be an example: as the novel starts, he has mysteriously disappeared from the house he had rented, and gone to France. There is a murder, needless to say; also Inspector Mallett of Scotland Yard.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1215]
Suicide Excepted (1939) [Mystery novel. Whether a death was a suicide or not can be very important to insurance companies. "Brainy and brisk." (Saturday Review, 11 December 1954)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1232]
Tragedy at Law (1942) [Mystery novel. Even in wartime, the justice system continues its operations. Which explains how London barrister Francis Pettigrew finds himself travelling from town to town on the assize circuit Wikipedia. Far removed from London he may be, but Pettigrew discovers that life on the circuit is far from dull!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1261]
With a Bare Bodkin (1946) [Mystery novel. You may ask, what is a bodkin? That is a mystery easily solved. Francis Pettigrew, barrister and sleuth, explains: "Sharp, pointed instruments... They are used for piercing holes in bundles of papers for filing." Murder weapons, perhaps? We leave the larger mystery in the capable hands of our barrister.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1165]
The Magic Bottle (1946) [Novel for children. Two children find a strange bottle, which when they accidentally uncork it, turns out to contain a djinn. They get wishes (children's wishes, half-price), not necessarily in the manner intended, but things work out in the end.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1394]
When the Wind Blows (1949) [Mystery novel; some editions use the alternative title The Wind Blows Death. After giving some legal assistance to the local amateur orchestra, Francis Pettigrew finds himself named the orchestra's treasurer, which complicates his otherwise idyllic existence. A murder then occurs, making things even more complicated.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1262]
An English Murder (1951) [Mystery novel. The murder may be English, but one of the main characters taught at the University of Prague!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #593]
That Yew Tree's Shade (1954) [Mystery novel. Francis Pettigrew has retired from his legal practice in London to what he expects to be an agreeable and uneventful existence in the rural paradise of Yew Hill, Markshire. Life there is indeed agreeable, but not uneventful -- especially after Pettigrew is asked to substitute for an ailing local magistrate.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1024]
He Should Have Died Hereafter (1958) [Mystery novel; some editions use the alternate title Untimely Death. Francis Pettigrew is now retired from his law practice. But retiring from sleuthing is not so easy, as he discovers on what was supposed to be a holiday to remote and beautiful Exmoor Wikipedia.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1229]


Harrison, Charles Yale (1898-1954) [Canadian journalist and novelist] Wikipedia The Canadian Encyclopedia

Generals Die in Bed (1930) Wikipedia Sarah Ellis (Quill & Quire, Feb 2002) [Harrison's most famous novel: an unnamed young Canadian soldier's account of warfare, both in the trenches and behind the lines, in France during the First World War. The novel is graphic in its description of warfare.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1150]


Hawthorne, Nathaniel (1804-1864) [American novelist] Wikipedia eldritchpress.org

With Virginia Frances Sterrett (1900-1931) [American illustrator] vfsterrett.com:
Tanglewood Tales (1853 [text] 1921 [illustrations]) [Greek myths retold for children] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped Wikipedia


Hay, Ian [Beith, John Hay] (1876-1952) [English novelist and playwright] Wikipedia

Half a Sovereign. An Improbable Romance. (1926) [Satiric novel, with an unexpected turn, about passengers on a cruise. "There is good historical precedent for Ian Hay's choice of a Ship of Fools as the medium of his humorous satire, and there are many obvious advantages which this framework affords. For the fools may thus be studied intensively, and the presence of landlubbers on board a yacht is full of comic possibilities. Needless to say Ian Hay has made fine use of his opportunity." (The Bookman [U.K.], October 1926)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1119]


Heine, Thomas Theodor (1867-1948) [German writer and caricaturist / écrivain et caricaturiste allemand] de.wikipedia

Der Teufel im Warenhaus (1935) [Satiric tale, with the author's illustrations / conte satirique, illustré par l'auteur] HTML HTML zip Text / Texte Text / Texte zip EPUB [PGC #602/no 602]
Lusi (1935) [Satiric tale, with the author's illustrations / conte satirique, illustré par l'auteur] HTML HTML zip Text / Texte Text / Texte zip EPUB [PGC #608/no 608]
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Heming, Arthur Henry Howard (1870-1940) [Canadian painter and writer] Wikipedia National Gallery of Canada Florence Griswold Museum

The Drama of the Forests (1921) [Novel]
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Hemingway, Ernest (1899-1961) [American novelist; Nobel Prize in Literature, 1954] Wikipedia Nobelprize.org

The Sun Also Rises (1926) Wikipedia [Novel, following the progress of a group of friends as they travel from Paris, cross the Pyrenees, and end up in Pamplona, Spain. "Written in terse, precise, and aggressively fresh prose, and containing some of the finest dialogue yet written in this country, the story achieves a vividness and a sustained tension that make it unquestionably one of the events of a year rich in interesting books" (Cleveland B. Chase, Saturday Review, 11 December 1926)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1257]
Men Without Women (1927) Wikipedia [Fourteen short stories, about bullfighting, boxing, and much else, "written in Hemingway's admirably clean and incisive style." (Burton Rascoe, The Bookman [U.S.], September 1927)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1302]
Winner Take Nothing (1933) Wikipedia [Fourteen short stories, some of them extremely famous: A Clean, Well-Lighted Place, for example, and The Gambler, the Nun, and the Radio] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1253]
Green Hills of Africa (1935) Wikipedia Review by John Chamberlain [New York Times, 25 Oct 1935] Review by C. G. Poore [New York Times, 27 Oct 1935] [Not a novel, but an account of Hemingway's 1933 visit to what is now Tanzania. It includes both safari lore and literary criticism.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1081]
Across the River and Into the Trees (1950) Wikipedia Review by John O'Hara [New York Times, 10 Sept 1950] [Novel. An American colonel is visiting the Adriatic coast shortly after World War II. He has much to think about, including a young Italian woman named Renata.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #996]
The Old Man and the Sea (1952) Wikipedia [One of Hemingway's most famous novels. The old fisherman Santiago has caught nothing for eighty-four days. Then things change.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #948]


Hémon, Louis (1880-1913) [Romancier français] fr.wikipedia Dictionnaire biographique du Canada Encyclopédie canadienne en.wikipedia Dictionary of Canadian Biography Canadian Encyclopedia

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Henderson, Daniel (1880-1955) [American author]

The Golden Bees. The Story of Betsy Patterson and The Bonapartes. (1928) [Historical novel about Elizabeth Patterson (1785-1879) Wikipedia, the Baltimore-born first wife of Jérôme Bonaparte, Napoleon's youngest brother] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #915]


Herbst, Friedrich Ludwig Wilhelm (1825-1882) [German historian / historien allemand] Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie [de.wikisource: unkorrigiert] Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie [Bayerische Staatsbibliothek: Fraktur (Leipzig, 1905)]

Goethe in Wetzlar. 1772. Vier Monate aus des Dichters Jugendleben. (1881) [History in German / Histoire en allemand] HTML HTML zip Text / Texte Text / Texte zip
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Hilton, James (1900-1954) [English novelist] Wikipedia

Lost Horizon (1933) Wikipedia [Novel, made into a famous 1937 movie directed by Frank Capra and starring Ronald Colman Wikipedia. A plane crashes in the Himalayas, and its crew find themselves in a desolate mountain wasteland. However, there is more to the area than at first appears: there is Shangri-La...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1577]
Good-bye, Mr. Chips (1934) Wikipedia [Novel: an enduringly popular twentieth-century classic, later adapted to screen and stage. A young schoolmaster arrives at an English school, and, without quite planning it, finds his lifetime vocation.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1197]
Random Harvest (1941) Wikipedia [Novel, telling the story of Charles Rainier from the end of the First World War to the beginning of the Second: the memory loss Rainier had suffered during the earlier war plays a major role in the novel. The book was a gigantic success, and inspired (with some plot changes) Mervyn LeRoy's celebrated 1942 film Wikipedia, starring Ronald Colman and Greer Garson.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1599]
So Well Remembered (1945) [Novel, following the life of George Boswell, councillor and then mayor of Browdley, formerly a village but now a fairly substamtial manufacturing city in Lancashire. The Depression and then the Second World War bring their various challenges; as does Boswell's not entirely stable marriage. England today is greatly changed from when this novel was written: it may bring special pleasure to those who admire the best qualities of England as it formerly was, before the rancours of the present day.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1609]
Nothing So Strange (1947) [Novel, set in the 1940s, the era of military conflict and of breakthroughs in atomic physics. Dr. Mark Bradley, a young mathematician, has been involved in a plane crash, from which he has not fully recovered. Just the sort of situation to interest Jane Waring, an enterprising young English journalist!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1622]
Time and Time Again (1953) [Hilton's final novel: the story of Charles Anderson, his schooldays during the First World War, his time at Cambridge, and his career as a diplomat, through to the early 1950s. The lengthy period covered, the focus on a single individual, and the attractive narrative style recall Hilton's earlier masterpiece, Good-bye, Mr. Chips. But although Mr. Chips does briefly show up, as Anderson's headmaster at Brookfield, the novel is by no means a sequel or a reboot of the earlier work.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1309]


Hodgson, William Hope (1877-1918) [English novelist, poet, mariner, and fitness trainer] Wikipedia The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

The House on the Borderland (1908) Wikipedia [Hodgson's hugely famous and hugely influential novel of supernatural horror. Two travellers in the West of Ireland happen upon the ruins of a house beside a lake, and in this house they find the journal of its final resident, the Recluse.] Project Gutenberg US [PGUS #10002]
Men of the Deep Waters (1914) [Short stories] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
The Voice of the Ocean (1921) [Poem] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped


Hofland, Barbara (1770-1844) [English novelist and children's author] University of Nebraska (Alex Toews) English Poetry 1579-1830 National Portrait Gallery (UK)

The Daughter-in-law, her Father, & Family (1812) [Novel, dealing with relationships within families, the moral questions which can arise, and their resolution: themes that would be typical of Mrs. Hofland's later novels. Our edition includes a frontispiece by Edward Francisco Burney (1760-1848) Burney Centre, McGill University, National Portrait Gallery (UK) Tate Collection Friends of Claines] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #677]
The Son of a Genius; A Tale, for the Use of Youth. (1812) [Novel. Our hero, Ludovico, overcomes many adversities and becomes a son worthy of his admirable father. Mrs. Hofland wrote this novel for her own son Frederic, to whom the work is dedicated. Includes a frontispiece by an unnamed artist.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #522]
The Clergyman's Widow, and her Young Family (1812) [Novel. A widow and her family living in England during the Napoleonic Wars confront the many obstacles that lie in their path.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #598]
The History of a Merchant's Widow and her Young Family (1814) [Novel. How Mrs. Daventree deals with the loss of her husband and of her fortune. Our edition includes a frontispiece by Edward Francisco Burney (1760-1848) Burney Centre, McGill University, National Portrait Gallery (UK) Tate Collection Friends of Claines] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #680]
The Affectionate Brothers (1816) [Novel. The story of Charles and Thomas Harewood, two brothers quite different in temperament, but similar in their admirable conduct towards each other, their widowed mother, and others. Our edition includes a frontispiece by Edward Francisco Burney (1760-1848) Burney Centre, McGill University, National Portrait Gallery (UK) Tate Collection Friends of Claines] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #653]
Decision, a Tale (1824) [Novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #591]
Patience, a Tale (1824) [Novel, with a frontispiece by Edward Francisco Burney (1760-1848) Burney Centre, McGill University, National Portrait Gallery (UK) Tate Collection Friends of Claines] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #607]
Moderation, a Tale (1825) [Novel about the virtue of Moderation, as illustrated in the life of our heroine, Emma Carysford] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #650]
The Young Pilgrim, or Alfred Campbell's Return to the East; and his Travels in Egypt, Nubia, Asia Minor, Arabia Petræa, &c. &c. (1826) [A travel novel, drawing from the writings of Captain James Mangles R.N. (1786-1867) The Jewish Magazine (Jay Levinson) and others. Includes illustrations by an unknown hand. A sequel to Mrs. Hofland's 1825 travel novel Alfred Campbell, the Young Pilgrim; Containing Travels in Egypt and the Holy Land.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB (experimental) [PGC #587]
The Good Grandmother, and her Offspring. A Tale. Second Edition with Additions. (1828 [this expanded version], 1817 [original shorter version]) [Novel, described by its author as "the history of an humble family, from the depths of poverty and affliction to a situation of comparative competence". Our edition includes a frontispiece by Edward Francisco Burney (1760-1848) Burney Centre, McGill University, National Portrait Gallery (UK) Tate Collection Friends of Claines] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #663]
Rich Boys and Poor Boys, and Other Tales (1833) [Six short stories for the young, often dealing with questions of ethics. The collection's title could mislead some: the third story, The Passionate Little Girl, features a girl, Sophia Daventree, as its main character.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #652]
William and his Uncle Ben. A Tale Designed for the Use of Young People. (1826) [Novella for children, with a frontispiece by Edward Francisco Burney (1760-1848) Burney Centre, McGill University, National Portrait Gallery (UK) Tate Collection Friends of Claines] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #504]
The Stolen Boy, an Indian Tale (1828 [this expanded version], 1827 [original shorter version]) [Novel, based, our author says, on actual events. Our hero Manuel, eight years of age, is living in San Antonio, when events take an unexpected turn. Our edition includes a frontispiece by Edward Francisco Burney (1760-1848) Burney Centre, McGill University, National Portrait Gallery (UK) Tate Collection Friends of Claines] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #668]
The Young Crusoe, or The Shipwrecked Boy (1829) [Novel. At the novel's opening, Charles Crusoe, thirteen years of age, asks his mother if he is related to the famous Robinson Crusoe, and is told that he is not. His future adventures, however, strongly resemble those of the earlier Crusoe.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #671]
The Young Cadet [1836 version] (1836 [this revised version]; 1827 [original version]) [Novel, set in India during the period of the East India Company Wikipedia. We include the fine frontispiece by S. Williams from the 1856 edition on which our ebook is based.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #879]
Choice Library for Young People. Tales for Youth. [Volume 3 of 5] (ca. 1850-1867) [Collection of stories for children, anonymously edited. Includes three stories by Mrs. Hofland, five anonymous or pseudonymous stories, and individual stories by James Bird (1788-1839), Maria Edgeworth (1768-1849) Wikipedia, William Henry Harrison (ca. 1795-1878), Mary Russell Mitford (1787-1855) Wikipedia, and Jane Margaret Strickland (1800-1888)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #448]


Hofmannsthal, Hugo von [Hugo Laurenz August Hofmann, Edler von Hofmannsthal] (1874-1929) [Austrian playwright and poet / dramaturge et poète autrichien] Wikipedia fr.wikipedia de.wikipedia

Deutsche Erzähler (1912) [Anthology of stories and novellas / Anthologie de contes et nouvelles]:

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Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von (1749-1832) [German scientist, poet, playwright, and statesman / scientifique, poète, dramaturge et homme d'État allemand] Wikipedia fr.wikipedia de.wikipedia

Novelle (1828) de.wikipedia [Novella in German / Nouvelle en allemand. Eine ritterliche Idylle als Sinnbild einer geordneten Feudalgesellschaft wird durch das Hereinbrechen der ungezähmten Natur in Form eines Brands und entlaufener Raubtiere in Gefahr gebracht. Durch die Musik, die Dichtung und den Glauben, verkörpert durch ein Kind, wird sie wieder in den Bann geschlagen.] HTML HTML zip Text / Texte Text / Texte zip EPUB [PGC #1471/no 1471]

Kleist, Heinrich von [Bernd Heinrich Wilhelm von] (1777-1811) [German playwright and poet / dramaturge et poète allemand] Wikipedia fr.wikipedia de.wikipedia

Das Erdbeben in Chili (1807/1810) de.wikipedia en.wikipedia [Novella in German / Nouvelle en allemand. Das Erdbeben des Titels macht die kirchliche und staatliche Rechtsprechung zu Nichte. In der Folge setzen sich in Abwesenheit der staatlichen Ordnung zwischenmenschliche Güte und Barmherzigkeit durch. Bei Wiederherstellung der kirchlichen Ordnung und der damit einher gehenden Sündenvorstellung kommt es zu einem Ausbruch menschlicher Gewalt, der Schuldige wie Unschuldige zum Opfer fallen.] HTML HTML zip Text / Texte Text / Texte zip EPUB [PGC #1472/no 1472]

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Hogg, James (1770-1835) [Scottish novelist and poet] Wikipedia NNDB

The Shepherd's Calendar (Volume 1 of 2) (1829) [A collection of stories by Hogg, most of them originally published in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine Wikipedia] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #683]
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Hokusai [Katsushika Hokusai] (1760-1849) [Japanese artist] Wikipedia Wikimedia Commons
with: Salaman, Malcolm Charles (1855-1940) [English art historian and critic] Wikipedia

Hokusai (1930) [Monograph on the celebrated Japanese artist, illustrated in colour] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped


Hooper, James W. (born 1827) [American schoolteacher]

Three Score and Ten in Retrospect (1900) [Autobiography]
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Housman, Laurence (1865-1959) [English playwright and social activist] Wikipedia

Stories from The Arabian Nights (1911 edition) [Six of the famous Arabian Nights stories Wikipedia, retold by the famous playwright, with many colour illustrations by Edmund Dulac (1882-1953) Wikipedia] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1057]


Howard, Brian [Brian Christian de Claiborne] (1905-1958) [English poet and journalist] Wikipedia circa-club.com glbtq Evelyn Waugh Newsletter (Robert Murray Davis)

God Save the King (1931) [Poems] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped


Howard, Robert E. [Robert Ervin] (1906-1936) [American fantasy and horror author] Wikipedia

Skull-Face (October-December 1929) Wikipedia [Novella, set in London, but Atlantis comes into the picture; also hashish!]
CAUTION: certain elements of plot and language may seem racist by the standards of today. HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1245]
Worms of the Earth (November 1932) Wikipedia [Short story, set in Roman Britain. The Picts, led by Bran Mak Morn, are confronting the Romans. And Bran is considering using the "worms of the earth" in this battle. Dangerous allies, it would seem. And hard to track down!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1216]
Pigeons from Hell (May 1938) Wikipedia [Mystery and fear in a house that is large, old, abandoned, and on an old plantation in the American South. One of Howard's most famous stories.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1214]
Black Vulmea's Vengeance (November 1938) [Story. The pirate Black Terence Vulmea encounters a cruel British Navy captain who kills his crew, takes him prisoner, and threatens to hang him. Vulmea tempts him with a story of buried treasure. In the course of the search, somewhere in the jungles of South America, Vulmea and the captain encounter hostile savages, escaped slaves, and a giant anaconda. The thrill count is high, as is the body count.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1235]


Huch, Ricarda [Ricarda Octavia] (1864-1947) [German historian / historienne allemande] Wikipedia fr.wikipedia de.wikipedia

Frühling in der Schweiz (1938) ["Jugenderinnerungen von Ricarda Huch": autobiographical essay in German / essai autobiographique en allemand. Aus Jena in den späten 30er Jahren blickt Ricarda Huch in diesen Jugenderinnerungen auf ihre Zeit in der Schweiz kurz vor der Jahrhundertwende zurück. Nach ihrer Promotion an der Universität Zürich hatte sie dort zunächst als Bibliothekarin, später als Lehrkraft gearbeitet und dabei erste Versuche als Schriftstellerin gewagt. Die Liebe zur Schweiz ("deutscher als Deutschland"), der Landschaft, den Menschen und der Gesellschaft, prägten sie ein Leben lang.] HTML HTML zip Text / Texte Text / Texte zip EPUB [PGC #1585/no 1585]
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Hughes, Langston [James Mercer Langston] (1902-1967) [American poet and playwright] Wikipedia

The Big Sea (1940) [A wondrously wide ranging and beautifully written autobiography by the famous American biracial poet, very much in tune with today's discussions of race, multiracialism, and intersectionality. CAUTION: A less racist book than this would be hard to imagine, but society has changed since it was written, and some of the language in the book would today be considered offensive.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1657]


Hurston, Zora Neale (1891-1960) [American anthropologist, civil rights activist, and novelist] Wikipedia

Dust Tracks on a Road. An Autobiography. (1942) Wikipedia [Autobiography of the famous anthropologist, civil rights activist, and novelist. In many ways she was a social conservative: her originality of thought is evident in this fine memoir, which takes us from her childhood in the African-American town of Eatonville, Florida through university and her subsequent career as a field anthropologist. "...Miss Hurston has never been anybody but herself, and her book radiates that self with such warmth and vitality and humor and charm that it is a tonic to read." (Henry C. Tracy, Common Ground, Spring 1943)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1490]


Hutcheson, Francis (1694-1746) [Irish philosopher] Wikipedia Dictionary of Ulster Biography Ulster History Circle The International Association for Scottish Philosophy GASHE History of Economic Thought

An Inquiry into the Original of our Ideas of Beauty and Virtue, In Two Treatises (1725) [Hutcheson's most famous work of moral philosophy. Our ebook is based on the fourth edition, published in London in 1738.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #507]


Huxley, Aldous [Aldous Leonard] (1894-1963) [English novelist and essayist] Wikipedia

Crome Yellow (1921) Wikipedia [Aldous Huxley's first novel, light and satirical in tone. Henry Wimbush is giving a house party at his country home--and what an extraordinary range of characters he has invited! "'Crome Yellow' is determinedly eccentric and unflaggingly delightful." (John C. Farrar, The Bookman [U.S.], April 1922)] Project Gutenberg US [PGUS #1999]
Antic Hay (1923) Wikipedia [Satirical novel. Theodore Gumbril, a recent graduate of Oxford, decides to quit his job as a schoolmaster: a voyage of discovery follows. Very much a part of the reaction to the darkness of the First World War.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1467]
On the Margin. Notes and Essays. (1923) [The first of Huxley's many essay collections. This initial volume has twenty-seven essays on extremely diverse topics: Voltaire, various English poets, Huxley's fellow essayist Lytton Strachey, Tibet... "These short pieces are filled with wit and charm." (John C. Farrar, The Bookman (U.S.), September 1923)] Project Gutenberg US [PGUS #60866]
Little Mexican and Other Stories (1924) [Huxley's third collection of stories. The first and longest, Uncle Spencer, is nearly half the book. "My Uncle Spencer," says the narrator, "was a man of about forty when first I came from my preparatory school to stay with him." But Uncle Spencer, in spite of his English name, lives in eastern Belgium, which is where the story begins. The final story, Young Archimedes, twice adapted to film, is set in Italy, near the Apennines, and centres on a boy who starts showing signs of an exceptional musical talent. Little Mexican, the title story, is not about someone from Mexico, but about a hat, apparently a Mexican one, which as hats go was in fact very large. The narrator bought it in Ravenna, during his first visit to Italy, "and my shadow on the pavements of Ravenna was like the shadow of an umbrella pine." But it brought an unexpected benefit. Without it, people would never have thought he was a painter. "And I should never, in consequence, have seen the frescoes, never have talked with the old Count, never heard of the Colombella. Never.... When I think of that, the little Mexican seems to me more than ever precious." Three shorter stories fill out the volume: we leave them to you to explore!] Project Gutenberg US [PGUS #64814]
Those Barren Leaves (1925) Wikipedia [Huxley's third novel, set in Italy: "a record of a house-party, in which is gathered a group of diverting eccentrics who make love in what time they can spare from their perpetual conversation. And, as one of them exclaims, 'what a classy conversation!'--ranging over all topics from love and death and art to the Etruscan language and the breeding of mice and rabbits." (T.K. Whipple, Saturday Review, 7 March 1925)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1468]
Brave New World (1932) Wikipedia The Guardian (Robert McCrum) The Guardian (John Naughton) [Novel. What if the future were a tyranny, but one cunningly designed to keep the mass of society ignorant of this? The people would be provided with many, many distractions, daily life would be dominated by sex and drugs, and pervasive mass media would suppress the possibility of any original thought: in such a society the ruling elite would not need to fear any kind of rebellion. If you think that Huxley's vision seems to be the way things are in fact turning out, you're not the only one!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1328]
Brave New World Revisited (1958) Wikipedia [Extended essay. Huxley considers whether the predictions of the future in his novel Brave New World still seemed accurate. His conclusion? "The prophecies made in 1931 are coming true much sooner than I thought they would."] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1443]
Island (1962) Wikipedia [Huxley's final novel, set on an imagined tropical island named Pala. Will Farnaby, a journalist, wants to visit the island, not normally open to outsiders, but arranges to be shipwrecked on it. His secret agenda is to gain access to the island's oil reserves, but once he is on the island and sees how people live, his priorities change.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1576]


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Ibáñez, Vicente Blasco (1867-1928) [Spanish novelist / romancier espagnol] Wikipedia fr.wikipedia es.wikipedia Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes

Oriente (1907) [Travel book / Récit de voyage] HTML HTML zip Text / Texte Text / Texte zip
Learn Spanish ! / Apprenez l'espagnol ! Cursos: BBC Spanish Language & Culture   Diccionarios bilingües: WordReference.com Spanish-English WordReference.com Espagnol-Français   Diccionarios españoles: CLAVE Real Academia Española


Ichak, Frida (1879-1952) [Lithuanian author and translator / écrivain et traductrice lituanienne] de.wikipedia Wer war wer in der DDR? Ludwig Rubiner - Ein Dichter des Expressionismus

Das Perpetuum mobile (1914) [Monograph in German on the history of the concept of perpetual motion Wikipedia / Monographie en allemand sur l'histoire du concept du mouvement perpétuel fr.wikipedia] HTML HTML zip Text / Texte Text / Texte zip [PGC #561/no 561]
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"L'Illustration" (1843-1944) [Hebdomadaire français] fr.wikipedia

Le Rat amoureux (1843) [Conte, dont l'action se déroule dans le Maine (France). L'auteur n'est identifié que par ses initiales: A. S.] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip EPUB [PGC no 641]
La Vengeance des Trépassés (1843) [Nouvelle (avec cinq illustrations contemporaines) qui conte l'histoire de Léonor, une jeune fille espagnole, nièce d'un archevêque. L'auteur n'est identifié que par ses initiales: F. G.] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip EPUB [PGC no 727]


Innis, Harold Adams (1894-1952) [Canadian political economist] Wikipedia Canadian Encyclopedia

A History of the Canadian Pacific Railway (1923) [A study of the CPR Wikipedia, without the usual focus on the memorable personalities involved in its building. Instead, Innis examines the geographical and political circumstances surrounding the CPR's creation, and the resulting economic and social revolution in Western Canada. The first of Innis's classic studies of the interaction of geography, communications, and economics.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #800]

Peter Pond - Fur Trader and Adventurer (1930) [Biography] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
You will find further information on Peter Pond (ca. 1739-1807) at:
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Peter Pond's 1785 map (National Archives of Canada / NMC 8433)
An Introduction to the Economic History of Ontario from Outpost to Empire (1935) [Essay] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
Minerva's Owl (1947) [Presidential Address to the Royal Society of Canada: an overview of the central role of communications throughout history] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
A Plea for Time (1950) [Lecture delivered at the University of New Brunswick, commemorating the 150th anniversary of UNB's founding] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
Roman Law and the British Empire (1950) [Lecture delivered at the University of New Brunswick, commemorating the 150th anniversary of UNB's founding] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
Empire and Communications (1950) [History from the viewpoint of communications] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped Wikipedia
The Strategy of Culture (1952) [Essays] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped


Irwin, Will [William Henry] (1873-1948) [American novelist] Online Archive of California Wikipedia

The Readjustment (1910) [Novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped


Isle, June (active around 1864) [American children's author]

Happy Hearts (1864) [Christmas story for children: with illustrations attributed to contemporary engravers John D. Felter (active between 1861 and 1879) and Elias James Whitney (b. 1827)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped


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Jackson, Charles [Charles Reginald] (1903-1968) [American novelist] Wikipedia

The Lost Weekend (1944) Wikipedia [Charles Jackson's first and most famous novel, about an altogether too exciting weekend experienced by a New York writer named Don Birnam, who has an alcohol problem, to say the least. That alone makes it relevant to Canada today! It was made into an equally famous movie Wikipedia which however omitted the novel's strong gay element, which is unfortunate, since gay bars were central to gay culture throughout the twentieth century: writers are notoriously prone to alcohol problems, gays as well, so gay writers (such as Jackson himself) are presumably at double risk. In any case, the novel remains famous to this day, as does the film, which won the 1944 Academy Award for Best Picture.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1664]
The Fall of Valor (1946) [There were gay elements in Charles Jackson's famous first novel, The Lost Weekend, but in his second novel these elements dominate. John Grandin is a successful academic in New York City: he has been promoted to a full professorship, Scribners has just accepted a book of his for publication, and so on. And yet, "John Grandin had lately found himself living under an emotional suspense. For hours, sometimes, he had a sense that something was about to happen to him, something untoward, perverse, impossible to fit into his comfortably ordered life." Which turns out to be precisely the case. Our young professor and his wife (to whom he has not been paying a great deal of attention) go on vacation to Nantucket, Massachusetts. And on the boat from New Bedford to Nantucket, they meet Cliff Hauman, a captain in the Marines, newly married. And Professor Grandin finds that he is thinking more or more of Cliff's "resplendent young manhood". Where does all this lead, if anywhere? To find out, read the novel!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1663]


James, Montague Rhodes (1862-1936) [English mediaevalist and writer of ghost stories] Wikipedia Ghosts & Scholars

The Five Jars (1922) [Novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped

The Collected Ghost Stories of M. R. James (1931) [Omnibus edition of James' famous ghost stories, incorporating his four earlier collections, with some additional items not included in these earlier volumes.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1099]

Ebooks of individual titles from The Collected Ghost Stories:

Edited by M. R. James:
Le Fanu, Joseph Thomas Sheridan (1814-1873) [Irish novelist and writer of tales] Wikipedia

Madam Crowl's Ghost and Other Tales of Mystery (1923) [Mystery tales]
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Jameson, Malcolm (1891-1945) [American naval officer and science fiction author] Wikipedia

Tarnished Utopia (1941) [Science fiction novel. Allan Winchester is an American paratrooper during WW2. He's taken prisoner, but escapes to Munich, where he meets a young German woman. They flee from the Gestapo, and take cover in an abandoned cellar. Here they eat something similar to gelatine, fall asleep, and wake up hundreds, perhaps thousands, of years in the future...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1343]
The Giant Atom (December 1943) [Novel, in its 1945 edition retitled Atomic Bomb. An unscrupulous atomic energy company generates a trans-uranic element which turns out to be able to absorb all other elements into itself and grow, giving off intense heat and deadly radiation in the process.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1366]


The nine Bullard stories:
Admiral's Inspection (April 1940) [Jameson's inaugural story featuring Lieutenant Bullard. We meet the Lieutenant just after his appointment to the spaceship Pollux. Jameson's own background as a naval officer adds a sense of reality to the story.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1323]
White Mutiny (October 1940) [Short story. Tensions can arise in any military environment — including (especially?) spaceships!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1324]
Blockade Runner (March 1941) [Short story. "The Earth, mistress of the remnants of what had been the far-flung Tellurian Empire... was lying helpless before the might of two of her erstwhile colonies." Can this blockade be overcome?] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1325]
Slacker's Paradise (April 1941) [Short story. Some military victories don't actually require any effort.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1327]
Devil's Powder (June 1941) [Short story. Strange behaviour erupts on the spaceship Pollux. Captain Bullard has his suspicions: alcohol or drugs!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1329]
Bullard Reflects (December 1941) [Short story. The Dazzle Dart game between the crews of the Castor and the Pollux had ended, and it had been an exciting one. But not as exciting as the events that were to follow...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1330]
Brimstone Bill (July 1942) [Short story. Who, you might ask, is Brimstone Brill? An "itinerant preacher" on Venus, it would seem — but that's only the beginning of the story!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1331]
The Bureaucrat (April 1944) [Short story. Bullard has been promoted to Grand Admiral. But military promotions are dangerous: will he now lose touch with the realities of military life in outer space?] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1332]
Orders (December 1945) [The final Bullard story, published posthumously. Bullard has a run-in with the magnificently named Lionel Wallowby, Undersecretary of State for Asteroidal Affairs.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1333]



Jarvis, William Henry Pope (1876-1944) [Canadian journalist and novelist]

The Letters of a Remittance Man to his Mother (1908) [Novel in the form of letters written by an English remittance man Wikipedia recently arrived in Canada. With a frontispice by Ontario artist Alfred Morton Wickson (1882-1947) City of Toronto Art Collection: 1 2 3 4 Trent University Art Collection.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #518]
The Great Gold Rush. A Tale of the Klondike. (1913) [A novel with a difference. In essence, an account of the Klondike Gold Rush Wikipedia only lightly fictionalized, by someone who was there!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #742]
Don Quixote in Finance, or Has Canada a Medici? A Tale of Treasons, Stratagems and Spoils. (probably 1920; no later than 1923) [Subtitled "For Circulation amongst the Legislators of Canada." Political pamphlet attacking the conduct of Canada's financial elite, and the undue power Jarvis believed they held over the governments of his day. Similar attacks are made today, but rarely with such eloquence. Illustrated with many personal anecdotes from Jarvis's wide experience.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1043]


Jenkins, Herbert George (1876-1923) [English publisher and author]

Mrs Bindle. Some Incidents from the Domestic Life of the Bindles. (1922) [Humour] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #637]
The Bindles on the Rocks. Some Further Incidents in the Life of Mr and Mrs Bindle. (1924) [Novel. Joseph Bindle has lost his job and has fallen on hard times, but he and Mrs. Bindle rise to the challenge.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #692]


Jennings, Amelia Clotilda (d. 1895) [Canadian poet and novelist] Dictionary of Canadian Biography

Isabel Leicester, A Romance (1874) [Novel] HTML and Text


Jerome, Jerome Klapka (1859-1927) [English author, editor, and playwright] Wikipedia The Jerome K Jerome Society Literary Heritage West Midlands

My Life and Times (1925) [The memoirs of the celebrated author of Three Men in a Boat Wikipedia, one of the great classics of English humour. An interesting and entertaining account of a life led in the literary circles of the Victorian and Edwardian eras.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #557]


Johnson, Clifton (1865-1940) [American author and photographer] Jones Library, Amherst, Massachusetts

The Picturesque St. Lawrence (1910) [Geographical and historical survey, with many of Johnson's own photographs] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped


Johnson, Emily Pauline [Tekahionwake (Mohawk name)] (1861-1913) [Canadian poet and writer] Wikipedia Dictionary of Canadian Biography Canadian Encyclopedia

Canadian Born (1903) [Johnson's second published collection of verse] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #687]
Legends of Vancouver (1911) [Stories] Text
Flint and Feather (1912) [Poetry; introduction by Theodore Watts-Dunton (1832-1914)] Text
The Moccasin Maker (1913) [Stories; introduction by Gilbert Parker (1862-1932), appreciation by Charles Mair (1838-1927)] Text
The Shagganappi (1913) [Stories; introduction by Ernest Thompson Seton (1860-1946)] Text


Johnson, Owen McMahon (1878-1952) [American novelist] Wikipedia Time Magazine (31 March 1924)

The Wasted Generation (1921) [Novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped

You will find other titles by Owen Johnson at Project Gutenberg's US site.


Johnson, Samuel (1709-1784) [English lexicographer, essayist, and poet] Wikipedia

A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland (1775) Wikipedia [Travel book, recognized on its publication as a classic, and famous to this day. In 1773, already in early old age, the eminent lexicographer and critic, who had travelled very little during the earlier part of his life, undertook an extremely strenuous journey of almost three months to Scotland, including some very remote parts of the Highlands and of the Hebrides. You'll often be using Wikipedia to find out more about the places he visits! His focus throughout is on what he sees each day, and his account is straightforward and always interesting. It is certainly relevant to Canadians, for he was visiting Scotland when the massive waves of emigration to Canada were already underway: given that our first two prime ministers were named Macdonald and Mackenzie, and were both born in Scotland, who can deny that modern Canada is largely a Scottish foundation? So for many Canadians this book will serve as an introduction to the Scotland which their ancestors knew. Note: The Adelaide ebook's title refers to the Western Isles, which is used quite often, but the 1775 first edition gives Islands.] EPUB [University of Adelaide]


Johnston, Alva (1888-1950) [American journalist; Pulitzer Prize for reporting, 1923] Wikipedia

Kings of the Talkies (1928) [A profile of the Warner brothers of film studio fame Wikipedia, published the year after the premiere of The Jazz Singer Wikipedia and the beginning of the era of films with sound] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB (experimental) [PGC #579]


Johonnot, James (1823-1888) [American educational writer] Wikipedia

Book of Cats and Dogs, and Other Friends, for Little Folks [Natural History Series—Book First] (1884) [Children's book] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
Neighbors with Wings and Fins and Some Others, for Young People. [Natural History Series—Book Third] (1885) [Children's book] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
Some Curious Flyers, Creepers, and Swimmers [Natural History Series—Intermediate Book] (1887) [Children's book, lavishly illustrated, and with poems by Lewis Jacob Cist (1818-1885) Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore, Helen Hunt Jackson ["H. H."] (1830-1885) Wikipedia Colorado College, Margaret Junkin Preston (1820-1897) University of North Carolina Civil War Letters and Diaries Find A Grave, John Godfrey Saxe (1816-1887) Wikipedia Strangers to Us All: Lawyers and Poetry, Celia Thaxter (1835-1894) Wikipedia Representative Poetry Online (U of T), Constance Fenimore Woolson (1840-1894), Wikipedia The Constance Fenimore Woolson Society, and some anonymous pieces]
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Kaye-Smith, Sheila (1887-1956) [English novelist and biographer] Wikipedia

The Tramping Methodist (1908) [Novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
Spell Land. The Story of a Sussex Farm. (1910) [Novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #523]
Willow's Forge and other poems (1914) [Poetry] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
Green Apple Harvest (1920) [Novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
Joanna Godden (1921) [Novel] HTML and Text
The End of the House of Alard (1923) [Novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
Joanna Godden Married and Other Stories (1926) [Short stories] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
Saints In Sussex. Poems and Plays by Sheila Kaye-Smith. (1926) [Ten poems and two plays, all with a religious theme] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped UTF-8 Text UTF-8 Text zipped
Iron and Smoke (1928) [Novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
A Wedding Morn, a Story (1928) [Short story] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
Shepherds in Sackcloth (1930) [Novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
Susan Spray (1931) [Novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
Gipsy Waggon. The Story of a Ploughman's Progress. [apparent United Kingdom title: The Ploughman's Progress] (1933) [Novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
Superstition Corner (1934) [Historical novel about the Recusants (Wikipedia) of Sussex at the time of the Spanish Armada: includes two illustrations of unknown authorship] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
Gallybird (1934) [Novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
Selina [United Kingdom title: Selina is Older] (1935) [Novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped Markwick Gardens Association
Rose Deeprose (1936) [Novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
Faithful Stranger And Other Stories (1938) [Short stories] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
Ember Lane. A Winter's Tale. (1940) [Novel, featuring a character that can see into the past] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
The Secret Son [United Kingdom title: The Hidden Son] (1941) [Novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
The Happy Tree [United Kingdom title: The Treasures of the Snow] (1949) [Novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
Mrs. Gailey (1951) [Novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
Quartet in Heaven (1953) [Biographies of Caterina Fiesca Adorna, Cornelia Connelly, Isabella Rosa de Santa Maria de Flores, and Thérèse Martin] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
The View from the Parsonage (1954) [Novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
All the Books of My Life (1956) [Autobiography] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped


Kennedy, Roderick Stuart (1889-1953) [Canadian journalist and novelist]

The Road South (1947) [Novel about the adventures, military and non-military, of some Canadian soldiers in the United Kingdom and Continental Europe.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #760]


Ker, William Paton (1855-1923) [Scottish literary critic and philologist] Wikipedia University of Glasgow

Medieval English Literature (1912) [A great classic. In the words of Ker's colleague R. W. Chambers (1874-1942) Wikipedia, "there is hardly a paragraph in it which demands any serious addition or alteration. It is a classic of English criticism, and any attempt to alter it, or 'bring it up to date', either now or in future years, would be futile." But we include Chambers' Supplementary Note, written in 1942 and published in 1945!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped UTF-8 text UTF-8 text zipped EPUB [PGC #819]


Keynes, John Maynard (first Baron Keynes) (1883-1946) [English economist] Wikipedia maynardkeynes.org History of Economic Thought

The Economic Consequences of the Peace (1919) [Treatise] HTML and Text
The Great Slump of 1930 (1930) [Essay] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
Essays in Persuasion (1931) [A fascinating collection of essays and articles written by Keynes between 1919 and 1931. These beautifully written essays on economics were intended for a general audience, and are notably free of academic jargon.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #833]
The Means to Prosperity (1933) [Pamphlet] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped UTF-8 text UTF-8 text zipped


King, Basil [William Benjamin Basil] (1859-1928) [Canadian priest and novelist] Wikipedia jrank.org

The Giant's Strength (1907) [Novel: the interplay of money, love, and morality among the expatriates of Monte Carlo and Paris] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #676]
Abraham's Bosom (1918) [Novel. Our hero, Berkeley Noone, embarks on a voyage of personal discovery after being diagnosed with a serious illness.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #661]


Kipling, Rudyard (1865-1936) [Anglo-Indian novelist and poet; Nobel Prize in Literature, 1907] Wikipedia


The Jungle Book (1894) Wikipedia [One of Kipling's most famous works, whose fame and influence show no signs of diminishing. It is a set of animal fables, published individually and then as this collection, mostly set in India, and strongly influenced by the ancient classical literature of Kipling's native India. The Adelaide ebook includes many drawings selected from the 1894 original edition of The Jungle Book, which was richly illustrated by no fewer than three artists: the author's father, John Lockwood Kipling (1837-1911) Wikipedia, American artist William Henry Drake (1856-1926) Wikipedia, and American artist Paul Frenzeny (d. 1902) Wikipedia.] EPUB [University of Adelaide]

Traduction française par Louis Fabulet (1862-1933) fr.wikipedia et Robert d'Humières (1868-1915) fr.wikipedia
Le Livre de la Jungle (1899) fr.wikipedia
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The Second Jungle Book (1895) Wikipedia [Stories and poems, similar in subject and style to those in the original Jungle Book, of which it is naturally a continuation. If you liked the first book, you'll probably like the second! "Decorated by" the author's father, John Lockwood Kipling (1837-1911) Wikipedia, who had made similar contributions to the original Jungle Book.] Project Gutenberg US [PGUS #37364]
Kim (1900-01) Wikipedia [Kipling is often called an English author, but he is more accurately described as Anglo-Indian: he was born in Bombay, where the first language he mastered was Hindi. This famous novel, principally intended for an adult audience, centers around Kim, a young orphan who is of Irish descent, but makes his own living on the streets of Lahore, and is in no way connected to the rulers of British India. At the start of the novel, Kim becomes the servant of a Tibetan lama who is on a pilgrimage, and so in the following chapters he sees both the plains and the mountains of India, and is profoundly influenced by Teshoo Lama's Buddhist teachings. There is much more for you to discover in this wonderful novel.] EPUB [University of Adelaide]


Kirby, William (1817-1906) [Canadian novelist] Wikipedia Dictionary of Canadian Biography Canadian Encyclopedia fr.wikipedia Dictionnaire biographique du Canada;

The Golden Dog (1896) [Novel] Text
Le Chien d'Or (1884-85; édition de 1926) [Roman: traduit par Pamphile Le May (1837-1918) Dictionnaire biographique du Canada Bibliothèque de l'Assemblée nationale; préface et notes historiques par Benjamin Sulte (1841-1923) fr.wikipedia Dictionnaire biographique du Canada]
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Kjelgaard, Jim [James Arthur] (1910-1959) [American novelist] Wikipedia Kjelgaard website by Gary L. Charter Jim Kjelgaard, A Daughter's Memoir (Karen Kjelgaard)

Buckskin Brigade (1947) [Novelized accounts of various episodes of North American history, with a focus on the history of the United States, but with considerable coverage of New France as well. Like most of Kjelgaard's books, directed towards teenage readers; beautifully illustrated by Ralph Ray, Jr. (1920-1952) North Carolina History Project (Donald Beagle) Gaston Gazette (Bernie Petit).] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #901]
Kalak of the Ice (1949) [Novel for teenagers, about Kalak the polar bear and her cub. Humans come into the picture as the plot proceeds.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #882]
Chip, the Dam Builder (1950) [Novel about the life of Chip the beaver and other animals. Human beings appear in supporting roles. Like most of Kjelgaard's books, directed towards teenage readers; beautifully illustrated by Ralph Ray, Jr. (1920-1952) North Carolina History Project (Donald Beagle) Gaston Gazette (Bernie Petit).] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #930]
The Explorations of Père Marquette (1951) [A biography for teenagers of the Jesuit missionary and explorer Jacques Marquette (1637-1675) Wikipedia Dictionary of Canadian Biography, written in the style of a novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #924]
Fire-Hunter (1951) [Novel for teenagers, set in the prehistoric era. Lavishly illustrated by Ralph Ray, Jr. (1920-1952) North Carolina History Project (Donald Beagle) Gaston Gazette (Bernie Petit).] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #744]
The Coming of the Mormons (1953) [A history of the migration of the Mormons Wikipedia to Utah, and their early years in their new home. Skilfully written in a novelistic style, and, like most of Kjelgaard's books, written with teenagers in mind. Includes an index.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #806]
Outlaw Red, Son of Big Red (1953) [A sequel to Kjelgaard's 1945 novel Big Red. Outlaw Red, a rather special dog, is a son of that famous Irish Setter.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #937]
The Spell of the White Sturgeon (1953) [Novel for teenagers, taking place in the fisheries of Lake Michigan, and featuring the mysterious White Sturgeon] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #965]
Cracker Barrel Trouble Shooter (1954) [Novel for teenagers. Bill Rawls is a college student, studying architecture. He learns that by inheritance he is now the owner of a general store in a village named Elk Shanty. This discovery changes his life significantly.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #887]
The Lost Wagon (1955) [Novel for adults. Joe Tower, a capable but not very prosperous Missouri farmer, decides to take his family to the West, following the Oregon Trail Wikipedia. Many adventures follow.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #704]
Trading Jeff and his Dog (1956) [Novel for teenagers. A dog of mixed breeds, all of them large (so he is large), is orphaned: his human dies under suspicious circumstances. After some wandering, he falls in with Jeff Tarrant, a young and ambitious door-to-door salesman. Dog and human become fast friends.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #989]
Desert Dog (1956) [Novel for teenagers. Tawny the greyhound makes an unexpected transition from the racetrack to living in the wild.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #904]
Double Challenge (1957) [Novel for teenagers, taking place in a wilderness paradise which, paradise though it is, nonetheless does not shield the teenager Ted Harkness from life's complexities. His father wants him to go to college, but Ted's inclinations lie elsewhere.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #966]
Wolf Brother (1957) [Novel for teenagers, set in Arizona in 1884. Jonathan, an Apache orphan now sixteen years of age, has to choose between conflicting loyalties.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1083]
The Black Fawn (1958) [Novel for teenagers. The young Bud Sloan, who has been living in an orphanage, is adopted by an elderly couple in the countryside. Shortly after arriving in his new home, he discovers a black fawn, which seems, like him, to be without either mother or father...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #773]
The Land is Bright (1958) [Novel. Judge Colin Campbell retires from the bench, only to be swept up in the events of the American Civil War.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #919]
The Story of Geronimo (1958) [A biography for teenagers of the Apache leader Geronimo (1829-1909) Wikipedia, written in the style of a novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #923]
Stormy (1959) [Novel for teenagers. On a cold November day, Allan Marley sees a retriever break through the ice on a partially frozen lake, and rescues the dog. This dog is Stormy...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #913]


Kleist, Heinrich von [Bernd Heinrich Wilhelm von] (1777-1811) [German playwright and poet / dramaturge et poète allemand] Wikipedia fr.wikipedia de.wikipedia

Das Erdbeben in Chili (1807/1810) de.wikipedia en.wikipedia [Novella in German / Nouvelle en allemand. Das Erdbeben des Titels macht die kirchliche und staatliche Rechtsprechung zu Nichte. In der Folge setzen sich in Abwesenheit der staatlichen Ordnung zwischenmenschliche Güte und Barmherzigkeit durch. Bei Wiederherstellung der kirchlichen Ordnung und der damit einher gehenden Sündenvorstellung kommt es zu einem Ausbruch menschlicher Gewalt, der Schuldige wie Unschuldige zum Opfer fallen.] HTML HTML zip Text / Texte Text / Texte zip EPUB [PGC #1472/no 1472]
Learn German!
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Kline, Otis Adelbert (1891-1946) [American science fiction author] Wikipedia

Maza of the Moon (1930) Wikipedia [Science fiction novel. Inventor Ted Dustin launches an unmanned lunar probe. But the moon turns out to be inhabited, and the inhabitants are none too happy to have been discovered. There's no other choice: Ted has to go to the moon and deal with the situation in person...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1345]


Knister, Raymond (1899-1932) [Canadian novelist and poet] Wikipedia Pratt Library jrank.org University of Toronto English Library

White Narcissus (1929) [Richard Milne returns to the farming area in Southwestern Ontario where he had grown up, seeking his childhood friend Ada Lethen...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #863] Studies in Canadian Literature (Paul Denham)


Knox, Ronald Arbuthnott (1888-1957) [English theologian, translator, and detective novelist] Wikipedia Ronald Knox Society of North America

The Three Taps: A detective story without a moral (1927) [Mystery novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
The Footsteps at the Lock (1928) [Mystery novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
Nazi and Nazarene (1940) [Pamphlet] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped


Kornbluth, Cyril M. (1924-1958) [American writer of science fiction] Wikipedia Frederik Pohl blog entry (20 April 2009)

The Rocket of 1955 (April 1941) [Science fiction story, only ten paragraphs long. Its title can serve as its summary!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1364]
The Little Black Bag (1950) [Science fiction story] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped Wikipedia (contains spoilers, i.e. complete plot summary)
The Mindworm (December 1950) [Science fiction story. An nuclear test takes place, and a child is born a few months later to parents who had witnessed this test. But this is a child somewhat out of the ordinary...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1353]
Friend to Man (Spring 1951) [Science fiction story. Smith is a fugitive, and is on a planet he does not know...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1363]
The Marching Morons (April 1951) Wikipedia [Science fiction novella. Forward movement in time does not imply "progress" in the sense of "improvement".] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1174]
With These Hands (December 1951) [Science fiction story. There has always been an interplay between technology and the plastic arts. Of course, technology makes advances in unexpected directions...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1180]
That Share of Glory (January 1952) [One of Kornbluth's most famous stories. Life in the future may be somewhat monastic, or it may be wild and untameable. Or both, if you belong to the Order, and have to deal with difficult situations...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1206]
The Luckiest Man in Denv (June 1952) [Science fiction story. Political rivalries within the military will last into the far future, it seems.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1176]
The Altar at Midnight (November 1952) [Science fiction story. Career choices have consequences.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1172]
The Goodly Creatures (December 1952) [Science fiction story. We shall always have advertising agencies, it seems!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1356]
Gomez (1954) [Science fiction story. Julio Gomez is a teenager from Puerto Rico, freshly arrived in New York, and working in a restaurant. But why does he seem to know so much about nuclear physics? NOTE: We also include a Project Gutenberg Canada bonus: the short and fascinating profile of Kornbluth found at the end of Kornbluth's 1954 collection The Explorers, the source edition for our ebook.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1352]
Thirteen O'Clock (1954 version) [Science fiction story, originally published in February 1941, but chosen by Kornbluth in slightly revised form for his 1954 collection The Explorers: the only item from before 1950. But what about the story itself? Well, it is about a young man named Peter Packer, who in his grandfather's strange old house discovers a strange old clock...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1355]
Not This August (1955) Wikipedia [Science fiction novel, reflecting the era it was written in. The United States (and Canada!) are at grave risk of invasion...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #827]
MS. Found in a Chinese Fortune Cookie (1957) [Science fiction story. Before emails, there were fortune cookies...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #969]


Kuhn, Isobel (1901-1957) [Canadian missionary] Wikipedia

By Searching (1957) [Autobiography] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped


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La Blanchère, Henri de (1821-1880) [Naturaliste et photographe français] fr.wikipedia

Le trésor de Montcalm (1878) [Roman] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip


Lambert, Leonard Constant (1905-1951) [English composer and conductor] Wikipedia Naxos Guardian (article by Mike Ashman) New York Times (article by Terry Teachout)

Music Ho! A study of music in decline. (1934) [Survey of music in the early twentieth century]
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Larsen, Henry [Henry Asbjorn] (1899-1964) [Canadian explorer] Wikipedia

The North-West Passage, 1940-1942 and 1944. The Famous Voyages of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Schooner "St. Roch". (1948) [Seventy years ago, the High Arctic of Canada had been little explored. But the RCMP had a ship in the northern seas, the St. Roch Wikipedia [photos]. For much of its time in service it was commanded by Sergeant Larsen, who wrote this personal account, richly illustrated, of the ship's most famous voyages.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1398]


LaRue, Hubert (1833-1881) [Médecin et écrivain canadien] fr.wikipedia Dictionnaire biographique du Canada

Voyage sentimental sur la rue Saint-Jean (1879) [Historiettes de la Vieille Capitale] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip Texte UTF-8 Texte UTF-8 zip [PGC no 520]


Lash, Zebulon Aiton (1846-1920) [Canadian jurist] Dictionary of Canadian Biography Canadian Encyclopedia

The Working of Federal Institutions in Canada (1917) [Lecture: published in The Federation of Canada 1867-1917. Four Lectures delivered in the University of Toronto in March, 1917, to Commemorate the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Federation (1917), along with lectures by George M. Wrong (1860-1948), Sir John Willison (1856-1927), and R. A. Falconer (1867-1943)]
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Laski, Harold Joseph (1893-1950) [English economist and political scientist] Wikipedia London School of Economics Spartacus

Political Thought in England from Locke to Bentham (1920) [Treatise] HTML and Text
The Rights of Man (1940) [Pamphlet] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped


Laut, Agnes Christina (1871-1936) [Canadian historian, novelist, and journalist] Manitoba Historical Society

The 'Adventurers of England' on Hudson Bay: A Chronicle of the Fur Trade in the North (1914) [History of the Hudson's Bay Company Wikipedia Hudson's Bay Company Archives: vol. 17 of "The Chronicles of Canada". With a photograph by Reginald Walter Brock (1874-1935) University of Hong Kong UBC Archives Library and Archives Canada, and illustrations by John Closterman (1660-1711) Wikipedia National Portrait Gallery (UK), John Collier (1850-1934) Wikipedia Tate Collection, Peter Lely (1618-1680) Wikipedia National Portrait Gallery (UK), and John Riley (1646-1691) National Portrait Gallery (UK)]
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Cadillac. Knight Errant of the Wilderness, Founder of Detroit, Governor of Louisiana from the Great Lakes to the Gulf. (1931) [A lavishly illustrated biography of Antoine de Lamothe Cadillac (1658-1730) Wikipedia, the founder of Detroit and governor of Louisiana. Laut takes a very positive view of this controversial figure.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1132]


Lawler, James (1868-1945) [Canadian silviculturist]

The Talking Trees and Canadian Forest Trees (1921) [Short story for children, followed by a manual on the trees of Canada] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped



Lawrence, D. H. (1885-1930) [English novelist] Wikipedia University of Nottingham

You will find many other titles by D. H. Lawrence at Project Gutenberg's US and Australian websites.

The Boy in the Bush (1924) [Novel: with M. L. Skinner (1876-1955)] HTML (with illustration)