1889 Civil War Story of Battle and Prison, of Peril and Escape - The incidents of the book are real ones, drawn in part from the writer's personal experiences and observations as a soldier of the Union during that war. He is also indebted to many comrades for reminiscences of battle and prison life. The perilous escape of Jed and Dick, from Andersonville down the Flint and Apalachicola Rivers, to the Gulf of Mexico, is in substance the narrative of a comrade whom the writ..
A hundred and thirty years after it was first published, Sarah Orne Jewett's story of a young medical woman remains an incisive rendering of the dilemmas of gender, society, and self. Nan Prince first becomes interested in medicine as a child, as the ward of the widowed physician Dr. Leslie. In time she becomes his protégée. But when she enters medical college, she realizes that she will have to choose between marriage and her career, between the demands of ..
Sequel to the ever popular FRECKLES, the first book of the Limberlost series. A GIRL OF THE LIMBERLOST is one of the most popular American novels ever published. It is a warm, moving, richly-human story of a young girl whose kindness and wholesome philosophy enable her to brighten the lives of her many friends, including a spoiled and idle heiress, and a wealthy young man.
The story is a true coming-of-age story, of a young girl overcoming obstacles, loss, ..
Set in 17th century England, this marvelous tale is about Mistress Clorinda, a tempestuous stable brat born out of wedlock. It’s a story of rebellion, dark secrets and great love. At a young age Mistress Clorinda inspires her father, Sir Jeoffry Wildairs to publicly acknowledge her. She grows to be a strong, defiant, aggressive woman of great beauty, who triumphs over all. She survives her mother’s attempt to murder her, her nurses neglect, and her own checkered p..
Another beautifully crafted and nurturing Burnett tale about a young girl growing up, learning humility and compassion...the hard way.
Sara Crewe’s young life is filled with wealth and pampering. But when her father dies in India and his wealth is lost, like a hot-house plant cast into the snow her life is reduced to shear survival. Turned into a beggar, her courage and strong-will are all she inherited from her father. This proves to be of greater value t..
One of Dickens’ most famous novels, this classic is set amid the turbulent times of the French Revolution. The main theme is the rescue of young Charles Darney, a French aristocrat sentenced to the guillotine by the “citizens” of the revolution. Out of the gloomy pall of the guillotine dungeons comes one of literature’s greatest heroes, Sidney Carton, the rescuer of Darney. Who can ever forget Carton’s most famous statement: “It is a far, f..
Sequel to ANNE OF GREEN GABLES. Skinny little red-haired Anne has changed into a pretty sixteen year-old and is all grown-up, well, sort of grown-up. The story opens with Anne as a school teacher at Avonlea school. When Anne reached the school that first morning, she was confronted by prim rows of "shining morning faces". She had sat up until nearly midnight composing a speech which she had revised and improved painstakingly. It was a wonderf..
Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert of Green Gables had no intention of adopting the talkative, mischievous, red-headed girl the orphanage in Nova Scotia sent by mistake. What they wanted was a sturdy, sensible boy to help with the chores. Instead, they got eleven year-old Anne Shirley, whose capacity for adventure was only matched by her bright spirit and love of life. Still, there was something about the little girl that gave them second thoughts. She was keen of wit w..
This is book #3 in the Anne of Green Gables series. Anne is growing up and leaving the Island to spend four years of her life at Redmond College. She meets a wonderful new friend in Philippa Gordon, offspring to an old and exclusive "bluenose" family. Phil's family ties, combined with her beauty and charm, open the gates of all the social cliques and clubs at Redmond. And where Phil went, Anne went. Thus, Anne found her social pathway at ..
The night winds were beginning their wild dances beyond the bar, and the fishing hamlet across the harbour was gemmed with lights as Anne and her husband Gilbert, finally a doctor, drove up the poplar lane. The door of the little house opened, and a warm glow of firelight flickered out into the dusk. Gilbert lifted Anne from the buggy and led her into the garden, through the little gate, up the trim, red path to the sandstone step. “Welcome home,” he whispered, an..
On October 2nd, 1872, in the game room at the Reform Club in London, Mr. Phileas Fogg made a wager that he could go around the world in eighty days. Twenty thousand pounds were to be won, or lost, upon his return. Mr. Fogg assured his five companions he would meet them in the very same room at a quarter before 9p.m. on December 21st and collect his winnings. Fogg's frantic race against time, and the final outcome of this race, makes for a thrilling, unforgettable tale tha..
Convinced of the worthiness of a giant, earth-boring machine, David Innes becomes a willing participant in an experiment. On the machines maiden attempt at boring through the earth, David and inventor Perry are trapped in the control room as the machine turns into a runaway. It bores steadily down toward the center of the earth until finally it penetrates into a strange, subterranean world. The two travelers are immediately welcomed by a huge bear-like creature interested sol..
AT THE FOOT OF THE RAINBOW is the story of Jimmy Malone and Dannie Micnoun, an Irish and a Scottish immigrant living at the foot of the Rainbow River in late 19th century Indiana.. Both young men have been the best of friends since childhood, unfortunately both men are in love with the same woman, Mary. Although, it is Jimmy who wins Mary’s hand in marriage, Dannie remains a faithful friend to the couple, keeping his true feelings to himself, even as h..
This popular classic by Anna Sewell is the story of a beautiful black horse whose life is affected by the ever changing circumstances surrounding the lives of its various owners. The story is written from the viewpoint of the horse. While being sold to one owner or the next Black Beauty's life is touched by pride, adventure and even sadness, but above all, it's touched by love. This marvelous story remains timeless and is still enjoyed by both children and adults.