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2014/06/26: TODAY'S EBOOK IS THE FIRST OF FORD MADOX FORD'S CLASSIC PARADE'S END NOVELS !

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

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]

2014/06/20: IF YOU WERE TO LOSE ANY OF YOUR PROJECT GUTENBERG CANADA EBOOKS TO FIRE OR ANY OTHER ACCIDENT, NO PROBLEM: SIMPLY VISIT US AND DOWNLOAD FREE REPLACEMENTS — WE'RE HERE TO HELP! IN 1942, THINGS WEREN'T SO SIMPLE, AS ROSE MACAULAY TESTIFIES !

Macaulay, Dame Rose [Emilie Rose] (1881-1958) [English novelist and essayist] Wikipedia

Book-Building after a Blitz (June 1942) [Essay. In 1942, our author lost her entire personal library when a bomb landed on her London flat. She had a new project in front of her: recreating her collection! Surprisingly optimistic in tone, all things considered: perhaps Macaulay sensed that her most famous creation, The Towers of Trebizond, lay ahead of her!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1190]

2014/07/14: HERE AT PROJECT GUTENBERG CANADA, WE LOVE THE USING THE EPUB EBOOK FORMAT (ESPECIALLY ON TABLETS), AND WE ALSO LOVE GWEN RAVERAT'S WONDERFUL AND WONDERFULLY ILLUSTRATED MEMOIR PERIOD PIECE, WHICH WE PUBLISHED BACK IN 2011! WE'VE NOTICED THAT A FEW LITTLE CHANGES WOULD MAKE THE EPUB THAT MUCH HANDSOMER, SO TODAY'S "NEW RELEASE" IS THAT NEW AND IMPROVED EPUB — ENJOY !

Raverat, Gwen [Gwendolen Mary] (1885-1957) [English artist] Wikipedia

Period Piece. A Cambridge Childhood. (1952) Wikipedia [Autobiography, marvellously written and profusely illustrated by its author. Raverat was a granddaughter of Charles Darwin Wikipedia] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #741]

2014/07/12: OUR FIRST NOVEL BY ANNA BUCHAN, SISTER OF JOHN BUCHAN: — HER OWN NOVELS, NOT AT ALL SIMILAR TO THOSE OF HER BROTHER, ENJOYED GREAT SUCCESS !

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

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]

2014/07/06: NEVIL SHUTE WROTE TODAY'S NOVEL SHORTLY BEFORE HIS PASSING — WHEN CLEARLY HE WAS AT THE HEIGHT OF HIS LITERARY POWERS !

Shute, Nevil [Norway, Nevil Shute] (1899-1960) [Australian novelist] Wikipedia Australian Dictionary of Biography

Trustee from the Toolroom (1960) Wikipedia [Novel, published shortly after Shute's passing. Keith Stewart is a technical writer, specializing in model machinery. He is swept into a world of intrigue, involving family, mysterious wealth, and exotic locales!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1188]

2014/07/04: HERE AT PROJECT GUTENBERG CANADA WE TRY TO GET OUR EBOOKS EXACTLY RIGHT. THIS CARE AND ATTENTION SOMETIMES DELAYS OUR PUBLICATION DATES — WHICH EXPLAINS WHY THE EBOOK WE INTENDED FOR CANADA DAY (OUR SITE'S SEVENTH BIRTHDAY!) IS ACTUALLY APPEARING ON THE NATIONAL HOLIDAY OF A CERTAIN OTHER COUNTRY! IT'S A VERY CANADIAN NOVEL — BY ONTARIO'S MAZO DE LA ROCHE, BASED, IT WOULD SEEM, ON THE LIFE OF HER FAMOUS COUSIN, H. R. MACMILLAN — A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN BRITISH COLUMBIA !

de la Roche, Mazo (1879-1961) [Canadian novelist and playwright] Wikipedia

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]

2014/06/27: OUR FIRST EBOOK BY NEW ZEALAND NOVELIST JAMES COURAGE !

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]

2014/06/24: TODAY'S TITLE IS THE FIRST BOOK OF THEOLOGY THAT C. S. LEWIS EVER PUBLISHED !

Lewis, C. S. [Clive Staples] (1898-1963) [Irish critic, novelist, poet, and theologian] Wikipedia

The Problem of Pain (1940) Wikipedia catholiceducation.org (Jacek Bacz) [Lewis's first book of theology: an examination of physical pain and mental suffering, and their place in the universe.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1185]

2014/06/09: VITA SACKVILLE-WEST WAS FAMOUS FOR HER POETRY, AND FOR HER GARDENS: TODAY'S EBOOK IS HER 1946 POETRY CYCLE "THE GARDEN" !

Sackville-West, Vita [Victoria Mary] (1892-1962) [English novelist, poet, essayist, gardener, and travel writer] Wikipedia

The Garden (1946) [Poem, or rather cycle of poems, the first on the topic of The Garden, the remaining four on the year's seasons: similar in organization to The Land, written twenty years earlier, but quite different in feeling. The earlier poem had a clear connection to classical Latin poetry, the later one is more contemporary, and quotes T. S. Eliot!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1184]

2014/06/07: WHO BETTER TO DESCRIBE THE "JAZZ AGE" THAN F. SCOTT FITZGERALD — WHOM WE WELCOME TODAY TO PROJECT GUTENBERG CANADA !

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

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]

2014/05/29: A MYSTERY NOVEL FEATURING PHILO VANCE !

Van Dine, S. S. [Wright, Willard Huntington] (1888-1939) [American mystery novelist] Wikipedia

The Casino Murder Case. A Philo Vance Story. (1934) Wikipedia [Novel. Several mysterious murders occur almost simultaneously, the first of them in "Kinkaid's famous gambling Casino in West 73rd Street". But even before the murders start, Philo Vance is on the case: for he has received a letter from an unknown sender, warning that trouble is on its way!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1182]

2014/05/22: A JUSTLY FAMOUS NOVEL BY RAFAEL SABATINI, SET IN RENAISSANCE ITALY !

Sabatini, Rafael (1875-1950) [Italian novelist] Wikipedia

Bellarion the Fortunate. A Romance. (1926) Wikipedia [Historical novel, set in Italy during the early Renaissance, with a dazzling array of characters and events. "Mr. Sabatini is a veritable master of the art of presenting the colourful romance of history, and he has I think given us nothing better of its kind than this story of 'Bellarion the Fortunate' in its vivid setting of the Italy of the early fifteenth century." (Walter Jerrold, (The Bookman [U.K.], October 1926)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1181]

2014/05/19: OUR VICTORIA DAY EBOOK IS A SCIENCE FICTION SHORT STORY BY C. M. KORNBLUTH ON THE SUBJECT OF ART VS. TECHNOLOGY !

Kornbluth, Cyril M. (1924-1958) [American writer of science fiction] Wikipedia Frederik Pohl blog entry (20 April 2009)

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]

2014/05/15: OUR FIRST THEOLOGICAL WORK BY C. S. LEWIS !

Lewis, C. S. [Clive Staples] (1898-1963) [Irish critic, novelist, poet, and theologian] Wikipedia

The Screwtape Letters (1942) Wikipedia Lewisiana (notes by Arend Smilde) [Theology, in the form of a series of letters purportedly written by the old and cunning devil Screwtape to his nephew Wormwood, on the subject of how to distract humans from God and the path of salvation. "This admirable, diverting, and remarkably original work... the most exciting piece of Christian apologetics that has turned up in a long time... a book for which believer and unbeliever alike may give thanks." (Leonard Bacon, Saturday Review, 17 April 1943)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1179]

2014/05/10: OUR SECOND NOVEL BY GILBERT FRANKAU !

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]

2014/05/07: WE'RE DELIGHTED TO INTRODUCE THE ENGLISH NOVELIST GILBERT FRANKAU TO OUR CATALOGUE !

Frankau, Gilbert (1884-1952) [English novelist and poet] Wikipedia

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]

2014/05/02: C. M. KORNBLUTH PUBLISHED TODAY'S STORY UNDER THE PEN NAME OF SIMON EISNER — BUT IT HAS THAT UNMISTAKEABLE KORNBLUTH TOUCH !

Kornbluth, Cyril M. (1924-1958) [American writer of science fiction] Wikipedia Frederik Pohl blog entry (20 April 2009)

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]

2014/04/18: FINE READING FOR A LONG WEEKEND: A MYSTERY NOVEL FEATURING MISS MAUD SILVER !

Wentworth, Patricia [Elles, Dora Amy] (1878-1961) [English novelist] Wikipedia

The Catherine-Wheel (1949) [Mystery novel. A Catherine wheel is a type of children's toy that spins in the wind, or a type of firework. But the title refers to an inn called the Catherine-Wheel, where mysterious events have been occurring — events requiring the attention of Miss Silver!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1175]

2014/04/14: TODAY WE'RE DELIGHTED TO PRESENT ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS WORKS OF C. M. KORNBLUTH !

Kornbluth, Cyril M. (1924-1958) [American writer of science fiction] Wikipedia Frederik Pohl blog entry (20 April 2009)

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]

2014/04/12: TODAY'S NOVEL BY NEVIL SHUTE (OUR SIXTH!) IS SET IN ENGLAND — AND THE SKIES OVER ENGLAND — IN THE OPENING MONTHS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR !

Shute, Nevil [Norway, Nevil Shute] (1899-1960) [Australian novelist] Wikipedia Australian Dictionary of Biography

Landfall. A Channel Story. (1940) Wikipedia [Novel about a pilot patrolling the English Channel in the early days of the Second World War. "It is a straightforward, convincing story, and I shall keep an eye open for Mr Shute's books in future. What makes it interesting is that it brings out the essential peculiarity of war, the mixture of heroism and meanness... He sees the young airman's point of view, because, presumably, he has at some time shared his experiences. He can stand inside him as well as outside him and realize that he is heroic as well as childish, competent as well as silly. The result is a good, simple story, pleasantly free from cleverness, and at times genuinely moving." (George Orwell, New Statesman and Nation, 7 December 1940)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1173]

2014/04/07: A SHORT AND FAMOUS STORY BY C. M. KORNBLUTH !

Kornbluth, Cyril M. (1924-1958) [American writer of science fiction] Wikipedia Frederik Pohl blog entry (20 April 2009)

The Altar at Midnight (November 1952) [Science fiction story. Career choices have consequences.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1172]

2014/04/04: THE DEEPER THE MYSTERY, THE GREATER THE NEED FOR THAT DECEPTIVELY MILD-MANNERED SLEUTH, MISS MAUD SILVER !

Wentworth, Patricia [Elles, Dora Amy] (1878-1961) [English novelist] Wikipedia

The Alington Inheritance (1958) [Mystery novel. Where a large inheritance is involved, things can become a little tricky. The Alington inheritance includes Alington House — need we say more? Well, perhaps we should: there's a murder, an apparently false accusation, and, we are happy to say, Miss Maud Silver, who takes charge of the whole situation.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1171]

2014/03/29: OUR SECOND NOVEL BY LOUIS BROMFIELD — HIS NOVELS WERE BESTSELLERS FOR ALL THE RIGHT REASONS !

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

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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2014/03/27: ON THE BASIS OF ONLY THREE NOVELS, C. S. LEWIS IS CONSIDERED ONE OF THE GREATEST SCIENCE FICTION AUTHORS. IF YOU START READING TODAY'S EBOOK, YOU'LL SOON UNDERSTAND WHY !

Lewis, C. S. [Clive Staples] (1898-1963) [Irish critic, novelist, poet, and theologian] Wikipedia

Out of the Silent Planet (1938) Wikipedia Lewisiana (notes by Arend Smilde) [Lewis's first science fiction novel: an ageless classic. Elwin Ransom, a Cambridge academic, is on a walking holiday in rural England, when he is abducted, to the planet of Malacandra (Mars), where he and his kidnappers encounter intelligent beings, of more than one species. Interesting events ensue, for good and for ill.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped UTF-8 text UTF-8 text zipped EPUB [PGC #1169]

2014/03/22: OUR LATEST NOVEL BY THAT GREAT MASTER, E. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM !

Oppenheim, Edward Phillips (1866-1946) [English novelist] Wikipedia

Sir Adam Disappeared (1939) [Novel. When someone disappears, people generally notice. Particularly in the case of someone as rich as Sir Adam Blockton, a banker with a difference: he actually owns his bank!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1168]

2014/03/19: A NOVEL BY ZANE GREY — SET IN ARIZONA !

Grey, Zane (1872-1939) [American novelist] Wikipedia

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]

2014/03/15: OUR FIRST BOOK BY AMERICAN ESSAYIST AND HISTORIAN AGNES REPPELIER IS A BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN BIOGRAPHY OF THE MISSIONARY AND EXPLORER JACQUES MARQUETTE !

Repplier, Agnes (1855-1950) [American biographer and essayist] Wikipedia

Père Marquette. Priest, Pioneer and Adventurer. (1929) [An elegantly written biography of the Jesuit missionary and explorer Jacques Marquette (1637-1675) Wikipedia Dictionary of Canadian Biography, based on the author's own wide knowledge and research] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1166]

2014/03/13: IT'S ALWAYS AN OCCASION WHEN WE PUBLISH A MYSTERY NOVEL BY CYRIL HARE — TODAY IS JUST SUCH AN OCCASION !

Hare, Cyril [Clark, Alfred Alexander Gordon] (1900-1958) [English judge and novelist] Wikipedia

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]

2014/03/10: OUR SECOND MYSTERY NOVEL THIS MONTH FEATURING MISS MAUD SILVER !

Wentworth, Patricia [Elles, Dora Amy] (1878-1961) [English novelist] Wikipedia

The Brading Collection (1950) [Mystery novel. Miss Silver has a new client, Mr. Lewis Brading. Mr. Brading she does not know, but she has certainly heard of and is interested in his famous Brading Collection, with its "articles of jewelry which have some connection with crime". But are these crimes all in the past, or do some lie in the future?] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1164]

2014/03/06: OUR FIFTH MYSTERY NOVEL BY PATRICIA WENTWORTH, FEATURING MISS SILVER !

Wentworth, Patricia [Elles, Dora Amy] (1878-1961) [English novelist] Wikipedia

The Fingerprint (1956) [Mystery novel. Where there's a will, there's family, it has been said, and when the will is that of a rich childless uncle who has died under mysterious circumstances, there's also police. Fortunately, there is also Miss Maud Silver to sort things out!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1163]

2014/03/01: TODAY'S EBOOK IS A CANADIAN NOVEL WHICH IS FAMOUS, BUT WE THINK SHOULD BE EVEN MORE FAMOUS! PERHAPS OUR EBOOK WILL HEIGHTEN EVEN FURTHER THE REPUTATION OF PEREGRINE ACLAND'S ALL ELSE IS FOLLY !

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]

2014/02/26: AN EARLY NOVEL BY NEVIL SHUTE — AND ONE WHICH HAS ACHIEVED ENDURING POPULARITY !

Shute, Nevil [Norway, Nevil Shute] (1899-1960) [Australian novelist] Wikipedia Australian Dictionary of Biography

Lonely Road (1932 [novel], 1951 [Author's Note]) Wikipedia [Novel, combining romance, political intrigue, and gun-running] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1161]

2014/02/20: A LATE MASTERPIECE BY JOHN BUCHAN, WRITTEN WHILE HE WAS GOVERNOR GENERAL OF CANADA !

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

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]

2014/02/14: OUR VALENTINE'S DAY PRESENT TO YOU IS A MYSTERY NOVEL BY EDGAR WALLACE, SET IN THE WORLD OF THE ENGLISH ARISTOCRACY !

Wallace, Edgar [Wallace, Richard Horatio Edgar] (1875-1932) [English novelist, playwright, and screenplay writer] Wikipedia BFI screenonline

The Strange Countess (1925) [Mystery novel. At its beginning, Lois Reddle learns that on the coming Monday she will start her employment as resident secretary to the Countess of Moron. Interesting events follow.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1159]

2014/02/11: A MYSTERY NOVEL BY EDGAR WALLACE !

Wallace, Edgar [Wallace, Richard Horatio Edgar] (1875-1932) [English novelist, playwright, and screenplay writer] Wikipedia BFI screenonline

The Clue of the Silver Key [U.S. title: The Silver Key] (1930) [Mystery novel, written with Wallace's typical vigour, and set in some glamorous social circles of Britain at the end of the twenties.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1158]

2014/02/09: WITH TODAY'S EBOOK, OUR CATALOGUE INCLUDES ALL SEVEN OF C. S. LEWIS'S NARNIA NOVELS !

Lewis, C. S. [Clive Staples] (1898-1963) [Irish critic, novelist, poet, and theologian] Wikipedia

The Last Battle (1956) Wikipedia [Novel for children, with strong elements of theology and philosophy. The history of Narnia comes to its end. But an ending is also a beginning... Winner of the 1956 Carnegie Medal.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1157]

2014/02/05: TODAY'S EBOOK BY C. S. LEWIS TELLS THE STORY OF THE QUEST FOR KING CASPIAN'S HEIR, PRINCE RILIAN !

Lewis, C. S. [Clive Staples] (1898-1963) [Irish critic, novelist, poet, and theologian] Wikipedia

The Silver Chair (1953) Wikipedia [Novel for children. King Caspian is now well on in years, and has a son and heir, Prince Rilian. Rilian, however, disappeared from Narnia under mysterious and sinister circumstances, and has been missing for some years. He must be found...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1156]

2014/02/02: KING CASPIAN SETS SAIL FROM NARNIA ON A VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY !

Lewis, C. S. [Clive Staples] (1898-1963) [Irish critic, novelist, poet, and theologian] Wikipedia

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (1952) Wikipedia [Novel for children. It is the third year of the reign of King Caspian of Narnia. The new King sails east in search of seven lords of Narnia, friends of his father, who years before sailed east but never returned. Many adventures occur along the way. (Our ebook gives the text used by Lewis's London publisher, before certain changes were made by the author for the New York edition. These changes are described in the Wikipedia article on the novel.)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1155]

2014/01/31: CENTURIES HAVE PASSED SINCE NARNIA' S GOLDEN AGE, AND A DARK AGE HAS DESCENDED ON THE COUNTRY — BUT THEN SOME UNEXPECTED HELP COMES ARRIVES FROM NARNIA'S DISTANT PAST !

Lewis, C. S. [Clive Staples] (1898-1963) [Irish critic, novelist, poet, and theologian] Wikipedia

Prince Caspian. The Return to Narnia. (1951) Wikipedia [Novel for children. Centuries have passed since the Pevensie children were the kings and queens of Narnia, and the country has greatly changed — not for the better. Prince Caspian, the rightful heir to the throne, is in flight from his evil uncle. Who can set things right?] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1154]

2014/01/28: TODAY'S NOVEL BY C. S. LEWIS TAKES PLACE DURING THE GOLDEN AGE OF NARNIA !

Lewis, C. S. [Clive Staples] (1898-1963) [Irish critic, novelist, poet, and theologian] Wikipedia

The Horse and his Boy (1954) Wikipedia [Novel for children. "This is the story," explains Professor Lewis, "of an adventure that happened in Narnia and Calormen and the lands between, in the Golden Age when Peter was High King in Narnia and his brother and his two sisters were King and Queens under him." Shasta, an orphan boy in the empire of Calormen, wants to escape to Narnia, which is situated to the north. His first ally in this venture is Bree, a horse from Narnia who wishes to return to the land of his birth. But a long and perilous journey awaits the two travellers...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1153]

2014/01/26: TODAY'S EBOOK IS C. S. LEWIS'S MOST POPULAR NOVEL FOR CHILDREN, AND THE FIRST ONE HE PUBLISHED !

Lewis, C. S. [Clive Staples] (1898-1963) [Irish critic, novelist, poet, and theologian] Wikipedia

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. A Story for Children. (1950) Wikipedia [Novel for children. The four Pevensie children are living in a large house in the country, a house with many rooms, which are filled with many things. But one of the rooms is absolutely empty, except for a single piece of furniture: a large wardrobe. It is a wardrobe, the children discover, which has magical properties. (Our ebook is based on Macmillan's New York edition, and therefore includes certain minor changes made by Lewis after the London edition had been published. These changes are described in the Wikipedia article on the book.)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1152]

2014/01/23: OUR FIRST TITLE BY C. S. LEWIS !

Lewis, C. S. [Clive Staples] (1898-1963) [Irish critic, novelist, poet, and theologian] Wikipedia

The Magician's Nephew (1955) Wikipedia [Novel for children. "It is a very important story," Professor Lewis comments, "because it shows how all the comings and goings between our own world and the land of Narnia first began." Two children, Polly and Digory, are spending their summer in London. But a chance encounter with Digory's Uncle Andrew takes them far from that city...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1151]

2014/01/21: THIS IS THE CENTENNIAL YEAR OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR. NOTHING TO CELEBRATE THERE: BUT IT IS OUR PRIVILEGE TO PRESENT A VERY FAMOUS NOVEL BY A CANADIAN VETERAN OF THAT WAR WHICH CAUSED AN INTERNATIONAL SENSATION !

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]

2014/01/19: OUR SECOND TITLE BY FORD MADOX FORD IS HIS PERSONAL PORTRAIT OF HIS FAVOURITE CITY IN THE WORLD — NEW YORK !

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

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]

2014/01/16: TODAY, PROJECT GUTENBERG CANADA IS GOING TO THE DOGS! !

Van Dine, S. S. [Wright, Willard Huntington] (1888-1939) [American mystery novelist] Wikipedia

The Kennel Murder Case. A Philo Vance Story. (1933) Wikipedia [Mystery novel. Philo Vance is, among other things, a breeder of Scotch terriers. His specialized knowledge of dogs and his expertise in Chinese ceramics prove crucial in deciphering the mysterious events surrounding and following the death of the collector Mr Archer Coe.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1148]

2014/01/13: MURDER WITH A DASH OF EGYPTOLOGY — OBVIOUSLY A CASE FOR PHILO VANCE !

Van Dine, S. S. [Wright, Willard Huntington] (1888-1939) [American mystery novelist] Wikipedia

The Scarab Murder Case. A Philo Vance Story. (1930) Wikipedia [Mystery novel. Benjamin H. Kyle, an eminent patron of the arts, is found murdered in the Bliss Museum of Egyptian Antiquities. Fortunately Philo Vance possesses not only superb skills as a detective, but also an advanced knowledge of Egyptology. "'The Scarab Murder Case' might almost serve as a handbook on Egyptology. Yet the story rushes on to a series of exciting climaxes, carefully planned, artistically constructed, and ingeniously baffling. It is a joy to read and ranks number one in the season's mysteries" (Eugene Reynal, Saturday Review, 24 May 1930). The fine frontispiece is by Raymond Sisley (1892-1963) pulpartists.com, a colleague of Herbert Morton Stoops (1888-1948) Society of Illustrators pulpartists.com. Stoops illustrated other books in the same 1930 collected edition of the Philo Vance novels: he is believed by some to have produced works under the name of "Raymond Sisley": if so, the frontispiece may be his.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1147]

2014/01/09: TODAY'S NOVEL MARKS THE FIRST APPEARANCE IN LITERATURE OF S. S. VAN DINE'S FAMOUS CREATION PHILO VANCE !

Van Dine, S. S. [Wright, Willard Huntington] (1888-1939) [American mystery novelist] Wikipedia

The Benson Murder Case. A Philo Vance Story. (1926) Wikipedia [Mystery novel, marking the first appearance in literature of Philo Vance. Alvin H. Benson, a notable figure on Wall Street, is found murdered at home. The police make little progress on the case. But then art connoisseur Philo Vance comes on the scene... (We include the 1930 New York edition's frontispiece: a drawing of Philo Vance by Herbert Morton Stoops [1888-1948] Society of Illustrators!)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1146]

2014/01/04: HAPPY NEW YEAR! THE HOLIDAYS MAY END, BUT HERE AT PROJECT GUTENBERG CANADA THE LITERATURE CONTINUES — ALWAYS! WE START 2014 WITH A MYSTERY NOVEL FEATURING PHILO VANCE !

Van Dine, S. S. [Wright, Willard Huntington] (1888-1939) [American mystery novelist] Wikipedia

The Bishop Murder Case. A Philo Vance Story. (1929) Wikipedia [Mystery novel: we include from the 1930 New York edition a frontispiece by Herbert Morton Stoops (1888-1948) Society of Illustrators. A serial murder calling himself the Bishop is at work. To each of his corpses he attaches a note quoting from a nursery rhyme. The Bishop has hidden himself well: can Philo Vance track him down?] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1145]

2013/12/30: THE HISTORICAL NOVELS OF WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS ARE NOTABLE FOR THEIR WEALTH OF HISTORICAL DETAIL — NOT SURPRISINGLY, FOR DAVIS, AS WELL AS BEING A NOVELIST, WAS A PROFESSIONAL HISTORIAN AND UNIVERSITY TEACHER !

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]

2013/12/28: AT CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR'S, GHOST STORIES ARE TRADITIONAL FAVOURITES. WHAT BETTER WAY OF INTRODUCING MICHAEL ARLEN TO OUR CATALOGUE THAN BY OFFERING THIS FAMOUS COLLECTION OF HIS GHOST STORIES — WITH OUR VERY BEST WISHES FOR THE HOLIDAYS !

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]

2013/12/26: WE HOPE THAT YOU ARE HAVING AN EXCELLENT CHRISTMAS! BETWEEN HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS, YOU MIGHT HAVE TIME FOR A FINE STORY OF SUSPENSE FROM MRS. EDITH BLAND. YOU HAVEN'T HEARD OF HER? WELL, PERHAPS YOU HAVE! SHE WROTE THE RAILWAY CHILDREN AND HER OTHER WORKS FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE NAME OF E. NESBIT !

Nesbit, Edith ("E. Nesbit") [Bland, Edith] (1858-1924) [English novelist, poet, and political activist] Wikipedia

Number 17 (1910) [Suspense story. Hotels generally have one or two rather special rooms...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1142]

2013/12/22: FINE HOLIDAY READING — A HISTORICAL NOVEL BY RAFAEL SABATINI, SET IN ITALY DURING THE TIME OF NAPOLEON !

Sabatini, Rafael (1875-1950) [Italian novelist] Wikipedia

Venetian Masque. A Romance. (1934) [Historical novel, set in Italy during the time of Napoleon. Our hero is Marc-Antoine Villiers de Melleville, a French nobleman (but English on his mother's side). His estates in France have been confiscated, and he has been betrayed by someone who should have been loyal. But the subsequent destinies of the betrayer and the betrayed are curiously linked.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1141]

2013/12/17: GORDON YOUNG WAS A NOVELIST FAMOUS FOR HIS WESTERNS — BUT TODAY HE MAKES HIS ENTRANCE INTO THE PROJECT GUTENBERG CANADA CATALOGUE WITH THIS FINE NOVEL SET IN THE SOUTH SEAS !

Young, Gordon Ray (1886-1948) [American novelist] Wikipedia

Seibert of the Island (1924) [South Seas novel, set on the island of Pulotu, and featuring Adolph Seibert, a German plantation owner. "It reminds me, now of Conrad, now of Maugham, and yet preserves a distinct quality of its own... In a long time I have read no book I so thoroughly enjoyed." (John Farrar, The Bookman, August 1925) Young dedicated the book to the memory of the painter Middleton Manigault (1887-1922) Wikipedia, who was born in London, Ontario, and started his career there.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1140]

2013/12/14: RIDGWELL CULLUM WAS AN ENGLISH NOVELIST, BUT HE HAD LIVED IN THE YUKON AND KNEW ABOUT GOLD MINING — WHICH CERTAINLY MUST HAVE HELPED HIM CREATE TODAY'S NOVEL !

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]

2013/12/12: OUR LATEST MYSTERY NOVEL BY PATRICIA WENTWORTH FEATURING MISS MAUD SILVER !

Wentworth, Patricia [Elles, Dora Amy] (1878-1961) [English novelist] Wikipedia

The Clock Strikes Twelve (1944) [Mystery novel. James Paradine, managing partner of the Paradine-Moffat Works, dies under mysterious circumstances. And it's not just his death that is mysterious: there's the question of the missing blueprints! Clearly Miss Silver's services are required. "Miss Silver's detective work will please readers who like their mysteries to be leisurely and very genteel." (New Yorker, 29 April 1944)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1138]

2013/12/08: LORD PETER WIMSEY VISITS SCOTLAND !

Sayers, Dorothy L. [Dorothy Leigh] (1893-1957) [English theologian, translator, playwright, and novelist] Wikipedia New York Times obituary The Dorothy L Sayers Society

The Five Red Herrings (1931) [Mystery novel, set in the Galloway Wikipedia region of Scotland, where, our novelist tells us, "one either fishes or paints." A local painter is found dead under suspicious circumstances. Fortunately, Lord Peter Wimsey is visiting the area...]
CAUTION: Certain language in this ebook today would be considered grossly racist.
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2013/12/06: TODAY, ONE OF THE GREAT SUCCESSES OF EDGAR WALLACE !

Wallace, Edgar [Wallace, Richard Horatio Edgar] (1875-1932) [English novelist, playwright, and screenplay writer] Wikipedia BFI screenonline

The Forger [U.S. title: The Clever One] (1927) [Mystery novel: a huge success when published, immediately translated into French and German, and adapted to the screen Wikipedia. The novel has had a lasting success: in 1961 a film was made of it in Germany de.wikipedia. The plot involves a marriage in which money has played a major part, and various crimes of finance and of violence. Fortunately Superintendant Bourke of Scotland Yard appears on the scene! "It is the best Wallace we have come across. It is very good." (Saturday Review, 20 October 1928.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1136]

2013/12/03: OUR FIRST NOVEL BY THE IRISH PRIEST AND SATIRIC NOVELIST GEORGE A. BIRMINGHAM !

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]

2013/11/30: TODAY'S NOVEL FROM MAZO DE LA ROCHE'S JALNA SERIES COVERS THE PERIOD BETWEEN JALNA AND FINCH'S FORTUNE — BOTH OF WHICH ARE ALREADY IN OUR CATALOGUE !

de la Roche, Mazo (1879-1961) [Canadian novelist and playwright] Wikipedia

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]

2013/11/28: WE'RE DELIGHTED TO PRESENT OUR FIRST TITLE BY THE ANGLO-FRENCH NOVELIST MARIE BELLOC LOWNDES !

Lowndes, Marie Belloc (1868-1947) [English novelist; sister of Hilaire Belloc] Wikipedia

The Story of Ivy (1927) [One of Lowndes' most famous novels: the basis of the 1947 film Ivy Wikipedia, starring Joan Fontaine. Ivy Lexton is beautiful, but her husband has little money — not a satisfactory state of affairs. "This is one of Mrs. Lowndes's best stories. It has a strong vein of mystery and sensation, and yet gives us a variety of true characterization and some shrewd commentary on modern life." (Spectator, 19 November 1927)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1133]

2013/11/26: A BIOGRAPHY OF ANTOINE DE LAMOTHE CADILLAC, THE FOUNDER OF DETROIT. YES, THE CAR'S NAMED AFTER HIM !

Laut, Agnes Christina (1871-1936) [Canadian historian, novelist, and journalist] Manitoba Historical Society

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]

2013/11/24: A WHILE BACK, JEFFERY FARNOL'S 1946 HISTORICAL NOVEL HERITAGE PERILOUS (SET IN THE TIME OF NAPOLEON) ENTERED OUR CATALOGUE. TODAY WE'RE DELIGHTED TO OFFER ITS 1948 SEQUEL, MY LORD OF WRYBOURNE !

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

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]

2013/11/22: IN 1926, VITA SACKVILLE-WEST TRAVELLED TO PERSIA — AND GAVE US THIS GLITTERING ACCOUNT OF HER EXPEDITION !

Sackville-West, Vita [Victoria Mary] (1892-1962) [English novelist, poet, essayist, gardener, and travel writer] Wikipedia

Passenger to Teheran (1926) [Travel book, with photographs. The famous poet and novelist describes her trip to Persia (Iran), where she witnesses the coronation of Reza Khan Wikipedia as Shah of Iran.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1130]

2013/11/20: TODAY, A MYSTERY NOVEL BY JOSEPHINE TEY. INSPECTOR GRANT INVESTIGATES A CASE FROM THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY !

Tey, Josephine [Elizabeth MacKintosh] (1896-1952) [Scottish novelist and playwright] Wikipedia

The Daughter of Time (1951) Wikipedia [Historical research in the form of a novel: perhaps the most famous of Tey's celebrated mystery novels. Inspector Grant has broken his leg and is in hospital. And from his hospital bed he conducts an investigation of a case from history: the case of Richard III Wikipedia. Did that king actually commit the crimes he was accused of?] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1129]

2013/11/17: DOC SAVAGE TRAVELS TO THE JUNGLES OF SOUTHEAST ASIA !

Robeson, Kenneth [Dent, Lester Bernard (1904-1959)] [American pulp author] Wikipedia

The Thousand-Headed Man (July 1934) [Pulp adventure novel. Doc Savage is in London, on his way back from settling a crisis in the Balkans. But in London he learns of some recent events in Southeast Asia — events involving a city in the jungle, and its mysterious single inhabitant, a thousand-headed man. Naturally he and his men must investigate...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1128]

2013/11/16: FROM 1924, A CLASSIC FANTASY BY LORD DUNSANY !

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

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]

2013/11/12: A FINE BIOGRAPHY OF ONE OF THE GREATEST STATESMEN OF VICTORIA'S REIGN !

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]

2013/11/09: OUR THIRD PATRICIA WENTWORTH NOVEL IS SET IN RURAL ENGLAND DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR — AND INVOLVES A MYSTERIOUS FOREIGNER WORKING ON A SECRET PROJECT !

Wentworth, Patricia [Elles, Dora Amy] (1878-1961) [English novelist] Wikipedia

The Key (1944) [Mystery novel, taking place during the Second World War. Michael Barsch is an Austrian-Jewish refugee living in the village of Bourne. He is the inventor of harschite, an explosive. His presence is meant to be secret, but a local newspaper mentions his name. A death ensues, and matters become complex. Clearly the situation calls for the talents of Miss Silver!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1125]

2013/11/05: DOC SAVAGE HEADS FOR THE NORTH POLE !

Robeson, Kenneth [Dent, Lester Bernard (1904-1959)] [American pulp author] Wikipedia

The Polar Treasure (June 1933) [Pulp adventure novel. Doc Savage and his companions travel to the Arctic by submarine. But they are not there as mere sightseers...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1124]

2013/11/02: WE START NOVEMBER WITH A THEOLOGICAL THRILLER BY CHARLES WILLIAMS !

Williams, Charles Walter Stansby (1886-1945) [English novelist, theologian, and poet] Wikipedia The Charles Williams Society

The Greater Trumps (1932) [Theological thriller, in which Tarot cards play a major role. "The book is a kaleidoscope of ideas," says William Lindsay Gresham in his introduction to the 1950 New York edition. "It's a slam-bang action-fantasy melodrama too! Williams is one of those rare authors one longs to know and query in person about important things."] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1123]

2013/10/29: A SET OF SHORT STORIES BY "SAPPER" — WRITTEN WITH HIS SPECIAL VERVE !

Sapper [McNeile, Herman Cyril] (1888-1937) [English novelist] Wikipedia

The Saving Clause (1927) [Nine short stories, different in subject, but all showing the author's characteristic narrative force. Notable for the first appearance in literature of Sapper's famous creation Ronald Standish.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1122]

2013/10/25: JAMES THURBER'S ACCOUNT OF HIS EARLY YEARS IN COLUMBUS, OHIO — A CLASSIC AMERICAN SATIRE !

Thurber, James (1894-1961) [American journalist, essayist, and cartoonist] Wikipedia

My Life and Hard Times (1933) Wikipedia [Thurber's famous account of his early years in Columbus, Ohio: rich in satire. Illustrated with cartoons by Thurber himself.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1121]

2013/10/21: OUR SECOND MYSTERY NOVEL BY PATRICIA WENTWORTH — FEATURING MISS MAUD SILVER !

Wentworth, Patricia [Elles, Dora Amy] (1878-1961) [English novelist] Wikipedia

The Silent Pool (1954) [Mystery novel. Someone seems to be attempting to murder the famous actress Adriana Ford -- but who? Miss Silver investigates. "Like her heroine, Miss Wentworth is at the top of her form, and the result is highly satisfactory." (New Yorker, 22 May 1954)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1120]

2013/10/17: OUR FIRST TITLE BY IAN HAY, THE FRIEND OF P. G. WODEHOUSE, AND HIMSELF A FINE NOVELIST AND PLAYWRIGHT !

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]

2013/10/14: HAPPY THANKSGIVING! WE CELEBRATE A SPECIAL DAY WITH A SPECIAL EBOOK — A HANDSOMELY ILLUSTRATED COLLECTION OF ARTICLES ON COUNTRY LIFE BY VITA SACKVILLE-WEST !

Sackville-West, Vita [Victoria Mary] (1892-1962) [English novelist, poet, essayist, gardener, and travel writer] Wikipedia

Country Notes (1939) [Sackville-West's column "Country Notes", describing her life in the country (with an emphasis on gardening), appeared regularly in the New Statesman and Nation Wikipedia. This is a collection of her columns from 1938 and 1939, including a few on country life in France and Italy, abundantly illustrated with black-and-white photographs by Bryan Westwood (1909-1990) and Norman Charles Westwood (1912-2008).] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1118]

2013/10/11: HAPPY THANKSGIVING! WE CELEBRATE THE START OF THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND BY WELCOMING THE ENGLISH MYSTERY WRITER PATRICIA WENTWORTH TO OUR CATALOGUE !

Wentworth, Patricia [Elles, Dora Amy] (1878-1961) [English novelist] Wikipedia

The Case is Closed (1937) [Mystery novel, featuring Miss Maud Silver Wikipedia. The case is closed, and justice has been done. Or has it? "Here's a lot of precious villainy, some pleasing sentiment, sundry stretchings of the probabilities, and a hair-raising finish." (Saturday Review, 27 March 1937)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1117]

2013/10/04: FOR YOUR WEEKEND READING, WE PROPOSE ONE OF THE EARLIEST NOVELS OF E. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM — WHICH ALREADY SHOWS THE MASTER'S HAND !

Oppenheim, Edward Phillips (1866-1946) [English novelist] Wikipedia

A Daughter of the Marionis [U.S. title: To Win the Love He Sought] (1895) [Novel: a romance, involving a Sicilian oath of vengeance. An English lord meets a Sicilian singer, Adrienne, and they fall in love. But a Sicilian, Leonardo di Marioni, has already declared his love for her! Much intrigue follows, in Italy and in England.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1116]

2013/09/29: IN 1936, MAZO DE LA ROCHE THE PLAYWRIGHT WAS THE TOAST OF LONDON'S WEST END !

de la Roche, Mazo (1879-1961) [Canadian novelist and playwright] Wikipedia

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]

2013/09/27: OUR FOURTH NOVEL BY ZANE GREY !

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]

2013/09/22: A FINE NOVEL FOR CHILDREN BY JOHN BUCHAN !

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

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]

2013/09/18: A SWEEPING HISTORICAL NOVEL BY HUGH WALPOLE !

Walpole, Sir Hugh Seymour (1884-1941) [English novelist, playwright, and essayist] Wikipedia Peter Hitchens [Mail Online]

Judith Paris. A Novel. (1931) [Historical novel, set in northern England towards the start of the nineteenth century. The second of the four novels forming the Herries series, describing the history of that family across the years. It can, however, according to Walpole, be read independently of the other books in the series.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1112]

2013/09/15: IF WE SAY THAT TODAY'S NOVEL IS A TOUR DE FORCE OF THEOLOGY AND PHILOSOPHY, YOU'LL PROBABLY THINK THAT IT'S THE LATEST ADDITION TO OUR CHARLES WILLIAMS COLLECTION — AND YOU'LL BE RIGHT !

Williams, Charles Walter Stansby (1886-1945) [English novelist, theologian, and poet] Wikipedia The Charles Williams Society

Descent into Hell (1937) Wikipedia [Novel about an amateur theatrical production and those involved in it. But this is a Charles Williams novel, ranging from past to present, dealing with things seen and unseen. "The ideas are fresh and resonant, and they are set forth in prose that is often poetry, and that is shot through with allusiveness and allusions (ranging from Dante to Shelley). It is a novel that requires rereading, that penetrates deeply into the worlds of the imagination with the wisdom, even with something of the inspired frenzy of the true poet." (Robert Halsband, Saturday Review, 23 April 1949)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1111]

2013/09/10: HERE AT PROJECT GUTENBERG CANADA WE LOVE "COMMERCIAL FICTION" — WORKS SKILFULLY WRITTEN BY VERY TALENTED AUTHORS, TO REACH AS WIDE AN AUDIENCE AS POSSIBLE. AND IF YOU LIKE COMMERCIAL FICTION AS MUCH AS WE DO, WE THINK TODAY'S TITLE WILL BE TO YOUR TASTE !

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

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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2013/09/06: A CLASSIC WESTERN NOVEL BY ZANE GREY !

Grey, Zane (1872-1939) [American novelist] Wikipedia

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]

2013/09/04: THE FINAL NOVEL OF HUGH WALPOLE !

Walpole, Sir Hugh Seymour (1884-1941) [English novelist, playwright, and essayist] Wikipedia Peter Hitchens [Mail Online]

The Blind Man's House. A Quiet Story. (1941) [Walpole's last novel, written with his customary polish. Julius Cromwell, a blind war veteran, returns to Garth House in Glebeshire, where he had spent his youth. But accompanying him is his new wife, who is fifteen years younger. This is a major event in the peaceful existence of the village of Garth...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1108]

2013/09/01: WE'RE CELEBRATING THE LABOUR DAY WEEKEND BY INTRODUCING TO OUR CATALOGUE THE AMERICAN POET AND NOVELIST KENNETH FEARING !

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

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]

2013/08/30: TEN STORIES BY E. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM !

Oppenheim, Edward Phillips (1866-1946) [English novelist] Wikipedia

Ask Miss Mott (1937) [Ten short stories. Miss Mott is a newspaper columnist, offering advice to readers on various personal matters. Is she now to become a consultant on crime? Of course, her uncle does work at Scotland Yard...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1106]

2013/08/27: OUR FIFTEENTH TITLE FROM THE PEN OF E. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM !

Oppenheim, Edward Phillips (1866-1946) [English novelist] Wikipedia

The Interloper (1926) [Novel, published in the U.K. as The Ex-Duke. A priest in Italy turns out to have connections to England. Connections at the very highest level...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1105]

2013/08/25: AN ADVENTURE THAT BEGINS IN ARABIA — AND FEATURES DOC SAVAGE !

Robeson, Kenneth [Dent, Lester Bernard (1904-1959)] [American pulp author] Wikipedia

The Phantom City (December 1933) [Pulp adventure novel. Mysterious events are reported in Arabia: who better to investigate them than Doc Savage?] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1104]

2013/08/23: WHAT DOES THE COUNTY OF HERTFORDSHIRE HAVE TO DO WITH A LIONESS, OR WITH PLATO? HAVING ASKED THAT QUESTION, WE NEED HARDLY SAY THAT TODAY'S NOVEL IS BY CHARLES WILLIAMS !

Williams, Charles Walter Stansby (1886-1945) [English novelist, theologian, and poet] Wikipedia The Charles Williams Society

The Place of the Lion (1931) Wikipedia [Theological novel. Why has a lioness appeared in Hertfordshire? Much action and much philosophy ensue.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1103]

2013/08/15: OUR SECOND NOVEL FROM MAZO DE LA ROCHE'S JALNA SERIES !

de la Roche, Mazo (1879-1961) [Canadian novelist and playwright] Wikipedia

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]

2013/08/12: TWELVE SHORT STORIES BY JOHN BUCHAN !

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

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]

2013/08/06: AN ACTION NOVEL BY PERCY F. WESTERMAN !

Westerman, Percy Francis (1876-1959) [English boys' novelist] Wikipedia

The Amir's Ruby (1932) [Adventure novel. A young airman, Colin Standish, must fly to the fictional country of Bakhistan to retrieve a priceless ruby. He selects a co-pilot and a flight engineer, and they make the trip, encountering assorted bandits, corrupt policemen, etc., etc. This leads to a surprise ending.]
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2013/08/04: FOR A LONG SUMMER WEEKEND, A LONG BOOK — OR RATHER, A LONG BOOK OF SHORT STORIES, GIVING YOU THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS. AND THESE AREN'T JUST STORIES, THEY'RE GHOST STORIES BY M. R. JAMES !

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

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]

2013/07/30: A HISTORICAL NOVEL BY JEFFERY FARNOL — SET IN SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY SCOTLAND !

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

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]

2013/07/27: WE WELCOME THE CELEBRATED PHYSICIST (AND MARVELLOUS WRITER!) SIR ARTHUR EDDINGTON TO OUR CATALOGUE !

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]

2013/07/25: OUR SECOND BOOK BY ARTHUR TRAIN IS NOT A NOVEL, BUT A SET OF SHORT STORIES — FEATURING THAT ADMIRABLE LAWYER, EPHRAIM TUTT !

Train, Arthur Cheney (1875-1945) [American lawyer and novelist] Wikipedia

Old Man Tutt (1938) [Eleven stories featuring Arthur Train's famous creation Ephraim Tutt, a lawyer who is experienced, resourceful, and a champion of justice. What more could one ask for?] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1096]

2013/07/20: TODAY ARTHUR TRAIN ENTERS OUR CATALOGUE! HE WAS A LAWYER IN NEW YORK CITY, AND THEN HE BECAME A NOVELIST — A NOVELIST SPECIALIZING IN THE LAW !

Train, Arthur Cheney (1875-1945) [American lawyer and novelist] Wikipedia

The Blind Goddess (1926 [novel]; 1941 [introduction]) [Novel, described by Train in his 1941 introduction as "certainly my most comprehensive novel depicting the inner workings of the criminal courts and district attorney's office. In fact I know of no other book that attempts to cover the whole panorama from arrest to conviction in the same way."] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1095]

2013/07/18: A CARIBBEAN ADVENTURE FEATURING DOC SAVAGE !

Robeson, Kenneth [Dent, Lester Bernard (1904-1959)] [American pulp author] Wikipedia

Fear Cay (September 1934) [Dark doings on a Caribbean island. "Cay" Wikipedia, often spelt "Key" these days, is the English equivalent of the Spanish word cayo, as in "Key West" (Spanish "Cayo Hueso"). Having explained the title, we leave the novel's other mysteries in the capable hands of Doc Savage.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1094]

2013/07/16: A DELIGHTFUL AND INSTRUCTIVE BOOK ON THE EVOLUTION OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE — BY LOGAN PEARSALL SMITH !

Smith, Logan Pearsall (1865-1946) [American essayist and editor] Wikipedia

The English Language (1912) [An overview of the English language and its history, by a master of English prose] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1093]

2013/07/12: FOR YOUR SUMMER READING PLEASURE — A HISTORICAL NOVEL BY RAFAEL SABATINI !

Sabatini, Rafael (1875-1950) [Italian novelist] Wikipedia

Scaramouche the King-Maker (1931) [Historical novel, set during the French Revolution: a sequel to Sabatini's celebrated 1921 historical novel Scaramouche PG US] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1092]

2013/07/09: TODAY WE ARE INTRODUCING NOT JUST ONE BUT TWO NEW AUTHORS — "HERBERT STRANG" WAS THE PSEUDONYM OF TWO EMPLOYEES OF THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, WHO NOT ONLY EDITED CHILDREN'S BOOKS, BUT ALSO WROTE THEM !

Strang, Herbert [Ely, George Herbert (1866-1958), and L'Estrange, Charles James (1867-1947)] [English editors and authors of novels for teenagers] Wikipedia SFE

Honour First. A Tale of the 'Forty-five. (1923) [Historical novel for teenagers about the adventures of a young man just before and during the Battle of Culloden of 1746 Wikipedia, the culminating event of the Jacobite Rising Wikipedia, during which Bonnie Prince Charlie Wikipedia landed in Scotland with the help of the French, invaded England, and tried to take the British Crown.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1091]

2013/07/07: OUR CONGRATULATIONS TO ANDY MURRAY AND MARION BARTOLI ON THEIR MAGNIFICENT VICTORIES AT WIMBLEDON! IN HONOUR OF THESE CHAMPIONS AND THEIR FINE COMPETITORS, WE PRESENT THIS COLLECTION OF PLAYS BY LORD DUNSANY, THE FIRST OF WHICH IS ENTITLED ATALANTA IN WIMBLEDON (IN WHICH TENNIS IS HOWEVER NOT MENTIONED) !

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

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]

2013/07/05: ADVENTURE IN THE FAR EAST, FROM THE PEN OF PERCY F. WESTERMAN !

Westerman, Percy Francis (1876-1959) [English boys' novelist] Wikipedia

Annesley's Double (1926) [Adventure novel. A young British naval officer, Peter Annesley, is stationed on a British gunboat in China. While there, he is given permission by the ship's captain to search for two gold vases that a Chinese ruler had given to his great-grandfather many years earlier...]
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2013/07/01: TODAY IS NOT ONLY CANADA DAY, IT'S ALSO THE SIXTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LAUNCH OF PROJECT GUTENBERG CANADA! WE'RE STARTING OUR SEVENTH YEAR WITH A VERY SPECIAL EBOOK: THE FIRST OF CHARLES WILLIAMS' FAMOUS SUPERNATURAL NOVELS !

Williams, Charles Walter Stansby (1886-1945) [English novelist, theologian, and poet] Wikipedia The Charles Williams Society

War in Heaven (1930) [Williams' first novel. The Holy Grail ("Graal", as Williams calls it) Wikipedia, surfaces in England, with exciting consequences. "...because it is a much younger Williams writing in the Twenties, we find many more sardonic and outrageously funny lines here than in the later books... We could attend a Black Mass with Charles Williams and come away with him laughing through our bewitchment." (Richard McLaughlin, Saturday Review, 1 October 1949)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1088]

2013/06/28: PERFECT READING FOR THE LONG WEEKEND: A MYSTERY NOVEL FEATURING THAT ELEGANT AND INTELLECTUAL FIGURE, PHILO VANCE !

Van Dine, S. S. [Wright, Willard Huntington] (1888-1939) [American mystery novelist] Wikipedia

The Gracie Allen Murder Case. A Philo Vance Story. (1938) Wikipedia [Mystery novel, lighthearted in tone, including characters named Gracie Allen and George Burns: not the famous comedians of the day Wikipedia, but apparently inspired by them.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1087]

2013/06/23: WE WELCOME TO THE CATALOGUE THAT FAMOUS ADVENTURER AND SCIENTIST CLARK SAVAGE, JR. — BETTER KNOWN AS DOC SAVAGE !

Robeson, Kenneth [Dent, Lester Bernard (1904-1959)] [American pulp author] Wikipedia

The Stone Man (October 1939) [Pulp adventure novel. Sinister events in the vast spaces of Arizona draw the attention of Doc Savage Wikipedia and his companions.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1086]

2013/06/21: WE CELEBRATE THE START OF THE SUMMER WITH THIS MAGNIFICENT POEM BY VITA SACKVILLE-WEST CELEBRATING THE SEASONS OF THE ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE !

Sackville-West, Vita [Victoria Mary] (1892-1962) [English novelist, poet, essayist, gardener, and travel writer] Wikipedia

The Land (1926) [A book-length poem describing the seasons of the year, with beautiful scenes of the English countryside during the different seasons: a congenial project for a poet and gardener as fine as Sackville-West. The poem often has the feel of classical Latin poetry, in particular Virgil's Georgics Wikipedia.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1085]

2013/06/17: WE'RE DELIGHTED TO PRESENT THE FINAL NOVEL OF CHARLES WILLIAMS, WHOSE ADMIRERS INCLUDED C. S. LEWIS AND T. S. ELIOT !

Williams, Charles Walter Stansby (1886-1945) [English novelist, theologian, and poet] Wikipedia The Charles Williams Society

All Hallows' Eve (1945) [Williams' final novel. Spirits from the past walk among the living in postwar London. "One has to admit that for sheer imaginative writing there has been nothing like this novel in years. Although Williams employs the usual props of the ghost story — demons, vampires, magicians, evil spells — we never find that the total effect of his novel is merely one of cumulative horror... For in a profound sense, he is a writer of religious thrillers." (Richard McLaughlin, Saturday Review, 23 October 1948)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1084]

2013/06/15: OUR LATEST NOVEL BY JIM KJELGAARD IS THE STORY OF A YOUNG APACHE IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY ARIZONA !

Kjelgaard, Jim [James Arthur] (1910-1959) [American novelist] Wikipedia Kjelgaard website by Gary L. Charter Jim Kjelgaard, A Daughter's Memoir (Karen Kjelgaard)

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]

2013/06/12: WE WELCOME THE INDOMITABLE MISS PICKERELL TO THE PG CANADA CATALOGUE !

MacGregor, Ellen (1906-1954) [American librarian and novelist] Wikipedia

Miss Pickerell Goes Undersea (1953) [The intrepid Miss Pickerell in a science adventure novel for children — this one involving a salvage at sea!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1082]

2013/06/09: A TRAVEL BOOK ABOUT AFRICA — BY ERNEST HEMINGWAY !

Hemingway, Ernest (1899-1961) [American novelist; Nobel Prize in Literature, 1954] Wikipedia Nobelprize.org

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]

2013/06/07: THERE HAS BEEN VERY INTERESTING NEWS OUT OF WASHINGTON THIS WEEK — OUR BACK CATALOGUE PROVIDES FINE COMMENTARY ON THIS FROM GEORGE ORWELL !

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

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) Wikipedia [Orwell's famous novel predicting a bleak totalitarian future. Some believe that it has been largely fulfilled; others do not.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #949]

2013/06/02: OUR FIRST EBOOK FOR JUNE IS A NOVEL BY ROBERT STEAD, SET IN THE PRAIRIES OF MANITOBA !

Stead, Robert James Campbell (1880-1959) [Canadian poet and novelist] Wikipedia Manitoba Historical Society

The Smoking Flax (1924) ["'The Smoking Flax' is a simple tale, chronicling the quest of a young sociologist into the Canadian prairies for health, wherein he also finds romance and adventure. There are all of the makings of melodrama... But the picture of farm life is sincere and true, the characters, most of the time, are people, and an occasional bit of description rises soaringly." (Saturday Review of Literature, 10 January 1925)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1080]

2013/05/30: TODAY'S GHOST STORY BY M. R. JAMES TAKES PLACE NEAR THE COAST OF THE NORTH SEA !

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

From The Collected Ghost Stories of M. R. James (1931) [Stories]

2013/05/28: HISTORICALLY, MONASTERIES ARE PLACES OF HOLY POVERTY — OF COURSE, THERE'S A CHANCE OF A BURIED GOLD TREASURE !

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

From The Collected Ghost Stories of M. R. James (1931) [Stories]

2013/05/25: A STORY BY M. R. JAMES ABOUT AN UNUSUAL SUMMER EXPEDITION !

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

From The Collected Ghost Stories of M. R. James (1931) [Stories]

2013/04/21: OUR FIRST NOVEL (BUT THIRD EBOOK!) BY VITA SACKVILLE-WEST IS SET NOT IN ENGLAND, BUT IN ARIZONA: IT TELLS THE STORY OF A GROUP OF TOURISTS AT A HOTEL ON THE EDGE OF THE GRAND CANYON !

Sackville-West, Vita [Victoria Mary] (1892-1962) [English novelist, poet, essayist, gardener, and travel writer] Wikipedia

Grand Canyon (1942) [Novel, featuring a panorama of characters at a resort hotel in Arizona. The Second World War has resulted in Germany defeating the U.K., and the United States defeating Japan. But that's not the end of the story...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1076]

2013/05/19: FOR A LONG WEEKEND, A SHORT STORY — BY M. R. JAMES !

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

From The Collected Ghost Stories of M. R. James (1931) [Stories]

2013/05/16: A BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN AND NICELY ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHY OF CHARLOTTE BRONTE, BY E. F. BENSON !

Benson, E. F. [Edward Frederic] (1867-1940) [English novelist] Wikipedia

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]

2013/04/13: OUR SECOND EBOOK BY VITA SACKVILLE-WEST IS A FINE MONOGRAPH ON THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY POET ANDREW MARVELL — WHO SHARED HER PASSION FOR GARDENS !

Sackville-West, Vita [Victoria Mary] (1892-1962) [English novelist, poet, essayist, gardener, and travel writer] Wikipedia

Andrew Marvell (1929) [A fine monograph on the seventeenth-century English poet Andrew Marvell Wikipedia, who shared Sackville-West's passions for poetry and for gardens] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1073]

2013/04/11: NOVELIST, POET, ESSAYIST, TRAVEL WRITER, A VERY FAMOUS GARDENER, AND A FRIEND OF VIRGINIA WOOLF — WE'RE TALKING ABOUT VITA SACKVILLE-WEST, OF COURSE! SHE ENTERED THE CANADIAN PUBLIC DOMAIN IN JANUARY, AND TODAY SHE ENTERS THE PG CANADA CATALOGUE !

Sackville-West, Vita [Victoria Mary] (1892-1962) [English novelist, poet, essayist, gardener, and travel writer] Wikipedia

Country Notes in Wartime (1940) [Sackville-West's column "Country Notes", observations on life in the English countryside, appeared regularly in the New Statesman and Nation Wikipedia. This is a collection of her columns from the early years of the Second World War.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1072]

2013/05/06: OUR LATEST STORY BY M. R. JAMES IS ABOUT A GOLFING VACATION — BUT A LOT MORE HAPPENS THAN GOLF !

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

From The Collected Ghost Stories of M. R. James (1931) [Stories]

2013/05/04: A GHOST STORY TAKING PLACE IN THE ANCIENT DANISH CITY OF VIBORG !

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

From The Collected Ghost Stories of M. R. James (1931) [Stories]

2013/05/02: IT'S AMAZING WHAT YOU CAN FIND IN ANTIQUARIAN CATALOGUES — AS THIS STORY BY M. R. JAMES DEMONSTRATES !

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

From The Collected Ghost Stories of M. R. James (1931) [Stories]

2013/04/29: A FIRESIDE STORY BY M. R. JAMES !

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

From The Collected Ghost Stories of M. R. James (1931) [Stories]

2013/04/27: A NOVEL BY HUGH WALPOLE, SET IN THE CATHEDRAL TOWN OF POLCHESTER — NOT A PLACE AS QUIET AND IDYLLIC AS YOU MIGHT THINK !

Walpole, Sir Hugh Seymour (1884-1941) [English novelist, playwright, and essayist] Wikipedia Peter Hitchens [Mail Online]

The Inquisitor. A Novel. (1935) [Walpole's fourth and final novel about the cathedral city of Polchester, giving a panorama of the life of various citizens of that city. The author declared in his preface that he was "not afraid of melodrama."] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1067]

2013/04/21: TODAY'S GHOST STORY BY M. R. JAMES IS SET IN ELIZABETHAN ENGLAND !

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

From The Collected Ghost Stories of M. R. James (1931) [Stories]

2013/04/19: MYSTERIOUS DOINGS IN SWEDEN — AS RELATED BY M. R. JAMES !

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

From The Collected Ghost Stories of M. R. James (1931) [Stories]

2013/04/15: AN ANCIENT SUFFOLK COUNTRY HOUSE — THE PERFECT SETTING FOR A GHOST STORY BY M. R. JAMES !

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

From The Collected Ghost Stories of M. R. James (1931) [Stories]

2013/04/13: A GHOST STORY BY M. R. JAMES !

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

From The Collected Ghost Stories of M. R. James (1931) [Stories]

2013/04/11: UNE BANDE DESSINÉE CRÉÉE PAR RODOLPHE TÖPFFER !

Töpffer, Rodolphe (1799-1846) [Pédagogue et politicien suisse; inventeur de la bande dessinée] fr.wikipedia

Monsieur Pencil (1840) fr.wikipedia [Album illustré. «Ci derrière commencent les Aventures de Monsieur et de Madame Jolibois, simples particuliers, combinées avec les faits et gestes du Docteur, et les choses merveilleuses relatives au Bourgeois et à Mr. Pencil. Le tout mêlé aux drôleries du temps présent...»] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip [PG Canada no 1062]

2013/04/09: OUR SECOND NOVEL BY SCIENCE FICTION LEGEND RAY CUMMINGS !

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]

2013/04/06: OUR FIRST NOVEL BY THE AMERICAN SCIENCE FICTION LEGEND RAY CUMMINGS !

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

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]

2013/04/01: OUR FIRST BOOK OF APRIL IS NO APRIL FOOL'S JOKE! IT'S A FINE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THE 18TH CENTURY, WRITTEN BY E. M. WRONG, THE FIRST CANADIAN EVER TO BECOME A FELLOW OF MAGDALEN COLLEGE, OXFORD — HIS FATHER WAS THE CELEBRATED CANADIAN HISTORIAN GEORGE. M. WRONG !

Wrong, Edward Murray (1889-1928) [Canadian historian]

History of England 1688-1815 (1927) [A history of seventeenth-century England, intended for the general reader: very learned and yet very accessible] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1059]

2013/03/28: TODAY'S EBOOK, A HISTORY OF THE DUKE OF MARLBOROUGH'S CAMPAIGNS, IS A WONDERFUL BOOK OF MILITARY HISTORY — WRITTEN BY A SERVING OFFICER OF THE CANADIAN ARMY !

Nicholson, Gerald William Lingen (1902-1980) [Canadian military historian]

Marlborough and the War of the Spanish Succession (1955) [History, published by Canadian Army's Directorate of Military Training. It is because of the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-1714) Wikipedia that Spain today has a Bourbon king, descended from Louis XIV of France. But the Sun King by no means gained everything that he had sought (Spain remained a kingdom separate from France): this was largely because of the brilliant military campaigns conducted by John Churchill, the 1st Duke of Marlborough Wikipedia. Lt.-Col. G. W. L. Nicholson, the Canadian military historian, has given us this brilliantly written and wonderfully readable short history of the war. The many illustrations include an outstanding series of maps by Captain C. C. J. Bond.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #1058]

2013/03/26: A DOUBLE TREAT TODAY — OUR FIRST BOOK BY THE FAMOUS ENGLISH PLAYWRIGHT LAURENCE HOUSMAN (BROTHER OF A. E. HOUSMAN), LAVISHLY ILLUSTRATED IN COLOUR BY EDMUND DULAC !

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]

2013/03/23: A FINE SHORT ANTHOLOGY OF WORKS BY THE VERY FIRST PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN !

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]

2013/03/21: TODAY IS A SPECIAL DAY — WE WELCOME THE AMERICAN ESSAYIST AND CARTOONIST JAMES THURBER TO OUR CATALOGUE !

Thurber, James (1894-1961) [American journalist, essayist, and cartoonist] Wikipedia

Further Fables for Our Time (1956) [Short, instructive, and very entertaining modern fables, with many cartoons drawn by the author in his unique style] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1055]

2013/03/19: TODAY'S EBOOK IS A PERSONAL MEMOIR OF JOSEPH CONRAD, NO LESS, BY HIS FRIEND AND COLLABORATOR, THE CELEBRATED NOVELIST FORD MADOX FORD — THE CREATOR OF THE "PARADE'S END" NOVELS !

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]

2013/03/17: UNE BANDE DESSINÉE CRÉÉE PAR RODOLPHE TÖPFFER !

Töpffer, Rodolphe (1799-1846) [Pédagogue et politicien suisse; inventeur de la bande dessinée] fr.wikipedia

Histoire de Mr. de Vertpré et de sa ménagère aussi (1840) [Album illustré sur les difficultés qu'un «Monsieur de la grande ville» retraité éprouve à s'adapter aux douceurs de la vie pastorale] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip [PG Canada no 1053]

2013/03/13: EARLIER THIS MONTH, WE PRESENTED YOU WITH JOHN BUCHAN'S FIRST NOVEL. NOW WE PRESENT YOU WITH HIS FINAL NOVEL — AND A FINE PIECE OF WORK IT IS !

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

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]

2013/03/10: WARWICK DEEPING ENTERS OUR CATALOGUE — WITH A FINE SET OF SHORT STORIES !

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]

2013/03/03: À GENÈVE EN 1827 RODOLPHE TÖPFFER A CRÉÉ LA PREMIÈRE BANDE DESSINÉE !

Töpffer, Rodolphe (1799-1846) [Pédagogue et politicien suisse; inventeur de la bande dessinée] fr.wikipedia

Les amours de Mr. Vieux Bois (1837) [Album illustré, créé en 1827, dix ans avant sa parution: la première bande dessinée. «Ci-derrière commence l'histoire véritable des amours de Mr. Vieux Bois, et comme quoi, après bien des vicissitudes, il épousa l'objet aimé.»] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip [PG Canada no 1050]

2013/03/01: FOR THE FIRST DAY OF MARCH, THE FIRST NOVEL WRITTEN BY JOHN BUCHAN !

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]

2013/02/26: OUR FIRST TITLE BY P. C. WREN, OF "BEAU GESTE" FAME !

Wren, P. C. [Percival Christopher] (1885-1941) [English novelist] Wikipedia

Stepsons of France (1917) [Stories about the French Foreign Legion, featuring many of the characters from Wren's 1916 novel The Wages of Virtue PG US with obvious links to Wren's most famous work, Beau Geste] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1048]

2013/02/23: A NOVEL ABOUT INTRIGUE IN CENTRAL EUROPE, WITH SCOTTISH PARTICIPATION — WRITTEN BY JOHN BUCHAN SHORTLY BEFORE HIS DEPARTURE FOR CANADA !

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

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]

2013/02/21: A CLASSIC CRIME NOVEL BY RAYMOND CHANDLER — FEATURING PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR PHILIP MARLOWE !

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

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]

2013/02/17: OUR SECOND BOOK OF POETRY BY WILFRID GIBSON !

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]

2013/02/14: OUR VALENTINE'S DAY GIFT TO YOU IS A NOVEL BY JOHN BUCHAN, SET IN SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY SCOTLAND !

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

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]

2013/02/11: A LIVELY POLEMIC ABOUT GOVERNMENTS AND FINANCIAL MARKETS, AND WHETHER THEY ACTUALLY SERVE THE PUBLIC INTEREST — TOPICS THAT HAVEN'T REALLY GONE OUT OF DATE !

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

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]

2013/02/09: WE'RE DELIGHTED TO RELIEVE THIS WINTER WEATHER BY INTRODUCING TO OUR CATALOGUE THE LEGENDARY AMERICAN MYSTERY WRITER S. S. VAN DINE AND HIS FAMOUS CREATION, THE FASHIONABLE AND MENTALLY BRILLIANT NEW YORK MAN ABOUT TOWN PHILO VANCE !

Van Dine, S. S. [Wright, Willard Huntington] (1888-1939) [American mystery novelist] Wikipedia

The Winter Murder Case. A Philo Vance Story. (1939) Wikipedia [Van Dine's final mystery novel, posthumously published. His friend and editor Maxwell Perkins (1884-1947) Wikipedia reports in his fine preface that the novel in its second draft was complete, and was published with no changes whatsoever. It is somewhat shorter and faster-moving than the earlier Philo Vance novels, the reason being that Van Dine did not live to create the third and final version of the novel, with the usual last minute polishings and supplements.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1042]

2013/02/06: FOR MOST PEOPLE, THE CHALLENGE IS HOW TO EARN MONEY. IN TODAY'S NOVEL, THE CHALLENGE IS HOW TO SPEND MONEY !

Oppenheim, Edward Phillips (1866-1946) [English novelist] Wikipedia

The Inevitable Millionaires (1925) [Novel. Two sons inherit a London business: as time passes they become even wealthier than their late father. The firm's accountant reports that they are now worth a million pounds, a gigantic sum in that era. But he also sends them a letter from their late father: towards the end of his life, he realized that the rich have a social responsiblity to spend considerable sums. He directs his sons to learn how to spend money.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1041]

2013/02/03: TODAY WE WELCOME WILFRID GIBSON TO THE PGC CATALOGUE. HIS POEMS FROM THE FIRST WORLD WAR ARE FAMOUS, BUT HE LIVED FOR MANY YEARS AFTER THE WAR — AND CONTINUED WRITING POETRY !

Gibson, Wilfrid [Wilfrid Wilson] (1878-1962) [English poet] Wikipedia

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]

2013/01/30: OUR SECOND EBOOK BY LOGAN PEARSALL SMITH IS THE FIRST BOOK HE EVER PUBLISHED — A FINE SET OF SHORT STORIES ABOUT OXFORD, WHERE HE HIMSELF HAD STUDIED !

Smith, Logan Pearsall (1865-1946) [American essayist and editor] Wikipedia

The Youth of Parnassus and Other Stories (1895) [Our author's first book: stories about Oxford, no doubt rooted in Smith's own experiences as a student there. These early pieces already show the hand of a master.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1039]

2013/01/26: WE WELCOME SAX ROHMER TO OUR CATALOGUE !

Rohmer, Sax [Ward, Arthur Henry Sarsfield] (1883-1959) [English novelist; creator of Fu Manchu] Wikipedia

Seven Sins (1943) [Mystery novel, not involving Fu Manchu, set in wartime London, and featuring Rohmer's famous creation, Anglo-French detective Gaston Max] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1038]

2013/01/23: NOTRE SIXIÈME TITRE PAR RODOLPHE TÖPFFER !

Töpffer, Rodolphe (1799-1846) [Pédagogue et politicien suisse; inventeur de la bande dessinée] fr.wikipedia

Histoire d'Albert (1845) [Album illustré satirique: «Ci-contre, et rien qu'à tourner les pages, l'on verra figurée au naturel toute l'histoire d'Albert, et comme quoi, n'étant bon à rien, il finit par trouver sa vocation.»] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip [PG Canada no 1037]

2013/01/21: OUR THIRD CLASSIC NOVEL BY RAYMOND CHANDLER !

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

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]

2013/01/15: EN 1833, RODOLPHE TÖPFFER A PUBLIÉ LA PREMIÈRE BANDE DESSINÉE !

Töpffer, Rodolphe (1799-1846) [Pédagogue et politicien suisse; inventeur de la bande dessinée] fr.wikipedia

Histoire de Mr. Jabot (1833) fr.wikipedia [Album illustré satirique: «l'histoire véritable de Monsieur Jabot, et comme quoi, rien que par ses manières comme il faut et sa bonne tenue, il sut réussir dans le monde.»] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip [PG Canada no 1035]

2013/01/12: A COLLECTION OF VERSE BY THE HUGELY POPULAR AMERICAN POET, EDGAR A. GUEST !

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]

2013/01/10: A CLASSIC MYSTERY NOVEL BY RAYMOND CHANDLER !

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

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]

2013/01/07: OUR FIFTH MYSTERY NOVEL BY DOROTHY L. SAYERS — WHICH INTRODUCES ONE OF HER MOST FAMOUS CHARACTERS !

Sayers, Dorothy L. [Dorothy Leigh] (1893-1957) [English theologian, translator, playwright, and novelist] Wikipedia New York Times obituary The Dorothy L Sayers Society

Strong Poison (1930) [Mystery novel. Lord Peter Wimsey encounters a lady in distress: she has been wrongly accused of murder. This lady is none other than Harriet Vane Wikipedia, the writer of mystery novels, and one of Dorothy Sayers' most famous creations: this novel marks her first appearance in literature.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1032]

2013/01/05: NOTRE QUATRIÈME ALBUM ILLUSTRÉ DE RODOLPHE TÖPFFER !

Töpffer, Rodolphe (1799-1846) [Pédagogue et politicien suisse; inventeur de la bande dessinée] fr.wikipedia

Le Docteur Festus [Voyages et aventures du Docteur Festus] (1840) fr.wikipedia [Album illustré. «Étant entré un soir dans son écurie le Docteur Festus y trouve un fort joli petit mulet. Ayant attendu quatre ans, pour laisser grandir le mulet, le Docteur Festus part pour son grand voyage d'instruction...». À NOTER: La bande 18 manque dans notre document source, et par conséquent dans cette édition numérique.] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip [PG Canada no 1031]

2013/01/03: WHAT BETTER READING FOR A WINTER WEEKEND THAN SOME OF E. F. BENSON'S CELEBRATED GHOST STORIES ?

Benson, E. F. [Edward Frederic] (1867-1940) [English novelist] Wikipedia

More Spook Stories (1934) [Further ghost stories, as you might guess, written as a sequel to Spook Stories, which had appeared six years earlier] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1030]

2013/01/01: WE RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH OUR SECOND NOVEL BY HUGH WALPOLE! OUR NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION: DURING THE COMING YEAR TO BRING YOU THE FINEST LITERATURE POSSIBLE !

Walpole, Sir Hugh Seymour (1884-1941) [English novelist, playwright, and essayist] Wikipedia Peter Hitchens [Mail Online]

Wintersmoon. Passages in the Lives of Two Sisters, Janet and Rosalind Grandison. (1928) [The fourth and final novel in Walpole's series The Rising City, a portrait of England from 1900 to 1927. Wintersmoon requires no knowledge of the earlier novels: it has its own heroine, Janet Grandison, and begins with her marriage. Subsequent action is divided between London and the "country", as in "country house": Wintersmoon is actually the Wintersmoon estate.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1029]

2012/12/28: TODAY IS A VERY IMPORTANT DAY FOR PROJECT GUTENBERG CANADA — CANADA'S MAZO DE LA ROCHE, WHO ACHIEVED WORLDWIDE FAME WITH HER JALNA NOVELS, ENTERS OUR CATALOGUE !

de la Roche, Mazo (1879-1961) [Canadian novelist and playwright] Wikipedia

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]

2012/12/25: OUR CHRISTMAS GIFT TO YOU IS OUR FIRST TITLE BY THE BESTSELLING ENGLISH NOVELIST DORNFORD YATES !

Yates, Dornford [Mercer, Cecil William] (1885-1960) [English barrister and novelist] Wikipedia

Valerie French (1923) [Novel: a sequel to Yates' 1921 novel Anthony Lyveden PG US ebook. The story of an amnesiac, who meets a woman named Valerie French, whom he was apparently affianced to, but of whom he has no memory, at least to start with.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1027]

2012/12/24: GRANT ALLEN'S VERY FINEST SHORT STORIES — AS CHOSEN BY ALLEN HIMSELF !

Allen, Grant [Charles Grant Blairfindie] (1848-1899) [Canadian scientist, novelist, and historian] Wikipedia Peter Morton's Grant Allen website grantallen.org

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.]
CAUTION: Certain language in this ebook today would be considered grossly racist.
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2012/12/20: OUR FOURTH HISTORICAL NOVEL BY RAFAEL SABATINI !

Sabatini, Rafael (1875-1950) [Italian novelist] Wikipedia

The King's Minion (1930) [Historical novel, taking place at the court of Scottish-born James I Wikipedia in the years following his accession to the English throne in 1603, and vividly recounting the career of the king's favourite Robert Carr, 1st Earl of Somerset Wikipedia. Sabatini does not hide his definite opinions of the people and events he describes.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1025]

2012/12/18: TODAY'S EBOOK IS SOMETHING RATHER SPECIAL — A MYSTERY NOVEL BY CYRIL HARE !

Hare, Cyril [Clark, Alfred Alexander Gordon] (1900-1958) [English judge and novelist] Wikipedia

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]

2012/12/15: A NOVEL BY E. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM SET ON THE SOUTH COAST OF FRANCE — PERFECT WINTER READING !

Oppenheim, Edward Phillips (1866-1946) [English novelist] Wikipedia

The Grassleyes Mystery (1940) [A mysterious stranger visits an estate agent in Nice: he wishes to find a place to live, near Nice or Cannes, but as secluded as possible. From that point, the mystery deepens further...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1023]

2012/12/13: OUR FIRST NOVEL (THE FIRST, WE HOPE, OF MANY) BY HUGH WALPOLE — A BEST-SELLING NOVELIST IN THE U.K. AND OVERSEAS !

Walpole, Sir Hugh Seymour (1884-1941) [English novelist, playwright, and essayist] Wikipedia Peter Hitchens [Mail Online]

Jeremy at Crale. His Friends, his Ambitions and his One Great Enemy. (1927) [The third and final novel in the Jeremy series, describing the experiences of the young Jeremy Cole at his school, Crale.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1022]

2012/12/12: A HISTORICAL NOVEL BY VANCOUVER'S A. M. STEPHEN, SET ON THE PACIFIC COAST IN THE 16TH CENTURY, AND INVOLVING THE HAIDA, THE SALISH, AND SIR FRANCIS DRAKE !

Stephen, Alexander Maitland (1882-1942) [Canadian journalist, poet, and novelist] ABCBookWorld

The Kingdom of the Sun. A Romance of the Far West Coast. (1927) [Novel, taking place in the 16th century. A young man, Richard Anson, is a crewman on board Sir Francis Drake's "Golden Hind", which is travelling north to the coast of what will one day become British Columbia. And it is there that things become really exciting, with the Haida Wikipedia and the Salish Wikipedia playing major roles.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1021]

2012/12/10: A LATE NOVEL BY E. M. DELAFIELD (HER LAST, IN FACT) AND A VERY FINE ONE !

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

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]

2012/12/08: A MYSTERY NOVEL BY EDGAR WALLACE — FINE HOLIDAY READING !

Wallace, Edgar [Wallace, Richard Horatio Edgar] (1875-1932) [English novelist, playwright, and screenplay writer] Wikipedia BFI screenonline

Terror Keep (1927) [Mystery novel, with an element of romance. J. G. Reeder is a crime consultant working with Scotland Yard in the pursuit of John Flack, a brilliant arch-criminal, and his gang.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1019]

2012/12/04: OUR LATEST NOVEL BY E. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM OPENS AMIDST THE GLAMOUR AND MYSTERY OF NEW YORK CITY !

Oppenheim, Edward Phillips (1866-1946) [English novelist] Wikipedia

Gabriel Samara, Peacemaker (1925) [Catherine Borans, of the Hotel Weltmore Typewriting and Secretarial Bureau, is far from happy when presented with her newest client, Gabriel Samara, a mysterious Russian. But events take many unexpected turns...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1018]

2012/12/01: IT'S DECEMBER NOW, AND TIME TO PLAN SOME CHRISTMAS READING — FOR EXAMPLE, THIS EXCELLENT FULL-LENGTH NOVEL BY JOHN P. MARQUAND !

Wickford Point (1939) [Satirical novel, telling the story of a family with deep roots in New England, and their progress, or lack thereof] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1017]

2012/11/28: OUR FIRST TITLE BY LOGAN PEARSALL SMITH ACTUALLY CONTAINS ALL FOUR OF HIS "TRIVIA" BOOKS — PROSE MASTERPIECES IN MINIATURE !

Smith, Logan Pearsall (1865-1946) [American essayist and editor] Wikipedia

All Trivia (1945) [The collected edition of Smith's famous aphorisms (memorably worded short reflections) Wikipedia: includes Trivia (1902), More Trivia (1921), Afterthoughts (1931), and Last Words, as well as some additional material written especially for this edition] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1016]

2012/11/26: OUR LATEST ACTION NOVEL BY "SAPPER" !

Sapper [McNeile, Herman Cyril] (1888-1937) [English novelist] Wikipedia

The Island of Terror (1931) [Action novel. Jim Maitland, that intrepid world adventurer, finds himself in London after an absence of some years. But new excitement awaits him...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1015]

2012/11/24: A COLLECTION OF SPEECHES AND ARTICLES BY FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT — SELECTED BY ROOSEVELT HIMSELF !

Roosevelt, Franklin Delano (1882-1945) [American lawyer and politician; 32nd President of the United States] Wikipedia Library of Congress

Looking Forward (1933) [A selection of his speeches and articles, chosen and introduced by Roosevelt himself, and published in March 1933, his first month in office: it includes his Inaugural Address delivered on March 4th] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #1014]

2012/11/20: IN 1936, BERTRAM BROOKER MADE HISTORY BY WINNING THE FIRST GOVERNOR GENERAL'S AWARD FOR FICTION, WITH HIS NOVEL THINK OF THE EARTH — WHICH IS MOST DEFINITELY IN THE PG CANADA CATALOGUE! IN 1949 HE FOLLOWED UP HIS EARLY SUCCESS WITH A HISTORICAL NOVEL SET IN THE TIME OF THE NEW TESTAMENT !

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

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]

2012/11/18: A NOVEL BY JOHN BUCHAN !

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

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]

2012/11/16: CAN A SECRET AGENT EVER TRULY RETIRE? APPARENTLY NOT, IF WE ARE TO BELIEVE JOHN BUCHAN !

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

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]

2012/11/14: OUR FIRST COMPLETE NOVEL BY WYNDHAM LEWIS — AND IT'S ABOUT CANADA !

Lewis, Percy Wyndham (1882-1957) [Canadian writer and painter] Wikipedia Cybermuse National Portrait Gallery (UK) The Guardian/London Review of Books (David Trotter) The Independent (Tom Lubbock)

Self Condemned (1954) Article in The Walrus (Adam Hammond) [Satirical novel. It is 1939: Professor René Harding resigns his academic post in England and moves to Canada, a true voyage of discovery, as it turns out.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1010]

2012/11/12: OUR TENTH NOVEL BY THAT MASTER OF SOPHISTICATION AND INTRIGUE, E. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM !

Oppenheim, Edward Phillips (1866-1946) [English novelist] Wikipedia

The Golden Beast (1926) [Novel, set largely in Norfolk. Great wealth can be toxic to a family. Israel, first Baron Honerton, who had achieved great success in the pharmaceuticals business, was absolutely admirable. But his descendants are a different story...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1009]

2012/11/09: AMAZONIAN ADVENTURE FROM THE PEN OF ARTHUR O. FRIEL !

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]

2012/11/07: A HISTORICAL NOVEL BY JOHN BUCHAN — SET IN THE ERA OF BONNIE PRINCE CHARLIE !

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

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]

2012/11/03: A LATE AND EXCELLENT NOVEL BY ARNOLD BENNETT !

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

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]

2012/11/01: WE HOPE YOU ENJOYED HALLOWEEN AS MUCH AS WE DID! HERE AT PG CANADA, YOU WON'T FIND ANY TRICKS — WE THINK OF DIGITAL LOCKS THE SAME WAY VAMPIRES THINK OF GARLIC! BUT WE'RE VERY FOND OF TREATS, TODAY'S TREAT BEING AN EARLY GOTHIC NOVEL FROM GERMANY — MENTIONED BY JANE AUSTEN, NO LESS !

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]

2012/10/29: A COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES BY ARNOLD BENNETT !

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

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]

2012/10/27: WHY NOT PREPARE FOR HALLOWEEN BY SAMPLING E. F. BENSON'S GHOST STORIES ?

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]

2012/10/22: OUR FIRST NOVEL BY THE HUGELY POPULAR WILLIAM J. LOCKE !

Locke, William John (1863-1930) [English novelist] Wikipedia

The Great Pandolfo (1925) [Novel, set in Britain and France a few years after WW I. Sir Victor Pandolfo, a wealthy industrialist, meets and falls in love with Paula Field, a young widow who has lost her husband in the war. He is more interested in her than she is in him...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1002]

2012/10/15: A NOVEL BY BARONESS ORCZY !

Baroness Orczy [Orczy, Emmuska] (1865-1947) [English novelist] Wikipedia

Marivosa (1930) [Novel. Timothy O'Clerigh, is cheated out of his inheritance by an unscrupulous woman. His work to regain it leads him to South America and a mysterious cult leader. He meets and falls in love with the cultist's daughter, and is taken prisoner by the cultist.,.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1001]

2012/10/11: PROJECT GUTENBERG CANADA'S EBOOK #1000 IS THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF THE CELEBRATED BRITISH COLUMBIA NOVELIST FREDERICK NIVEN !

Niven, Frederick John (1878-1944) [Canadian novelist] ABCBookWorld McMaster University Libraries William H. New (Canadian Literature #32 [Spring 1967]),

Coloured Spectacles (1938) [Autobiography. Niven's account of the course of his life from Valparaiso, Chile to Nelson, British Columbia by way of Glasgow and many other places.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1000]

2012/10/07: A SCARLET PIMPERNEL NOVEL BY BARONESS ORCZY !

Baroness Orczy [Orczy, Emmuska] (1865-1947) [English novelist] Wikipedia

Sir Percy Leads the Band (1936) Wikipedia [Intrigue and heroism in Revolutionary France. One of the characters masquerades as a Canadian farmer! The eighth of the Scarlet Pimpernel novels to be published, but the plot follows immediately upon the first novel in the series Wikipedia, which appeared in 1905. Our ebook includes the two anonymous illustrations from the 1953 London edition.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #999]

2012/10/05: A NOVEL BY HAROLD BINDLOSS, SET IN BRITISH COLUMBIA !

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

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]

2012/10/01: OUR FIRST EBOOK BY VIRGINIA WOOLF !

Woolf, Virginia [Adeline Virginia] (1882-1941) [English novelist and essayist] Wikipedia

Walter Sickert: A Conversation (1934) [A brief set of reflections on the English painter Walter Sickert (1860-1942) Wikipedia. Includes a cover drawn by Woolf's sister, Vanessa Bell (1879-1961) Wikipedia.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #997]

2012/10/01: OUR SECOND NOVEL BY ERNEST HEMINGWAY !

Hemingway, Ernest (1899-1961) [American novelist; Nobel Prize in Literature, 1954] Wikipedia Nobelprize.org

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]

2012/09/29: WE ALREADY OFFER YOUR NINE NOVELS BY E. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM — TODAY WE ADD TO OUR CATALOGUE A COLLECTION OF HIS SHORT STORIES !

Oppenheim, Edward Phillips (1866-1946) [English novelist] Wikipedia

The Seven Conundrums (1923) [Seven short stories, all of them mysteries, or, if you will, conundrums. Illustrated by New York artist Wallace Morgan (1873[1875?]-1948) [U.S.] Army Art of World War I Library of Congress] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #995]

2012/09/26: OUR LATEST NOVEL BY HAROLD BINDLOSS !

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

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]

2012/09/24: A MYSTERY NOVEL BY EDEN PHILLPOTTS !

Phillpotts, Eden (1862-1960) [English novelist] Wikipedia Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

Lycanthrope. The Mystery of Sir William Wolf. (1937) [Detective novel. Mystery lovers will wolf this one down.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #993]

2012/09/22: WALTER DE LA MARE'S BEST SHORT STORIES — AS SELECTED BY DE LA MARE HIMSELF !

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

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]

2012/09/20: WE WELCOME FULTON OURSLER TO OUR CATALOGUE !

Oursler, Fulton [Charles Fulton] (1893-1952) [American novelist, editor and playwright] Wikipedia mikegrost.com

About the Murder of a Startled Lady. A Thatcher Colt Detective Mystery. (1935) Death Can Read [Mystery novel (published by Oursler using the name "Anthony Abbot"). Sometimes a detective is not enough: you really need a medium. Dark doings on and off Long Island.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #991]

2012/09/17: OUR NINTH NOVEL BY E. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM !

Oppenheim, Edward Phillips (1866-1946) [English novelist] Wikipedia

The Wrath to Come (1924) [Novel. A heady mixture of high society and international intrigue, elegantly presented.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #990]

2012/09/15: THE LATEST ADDITION TO OUR JIM KJELGAARD COLLECTION !

Kjelgaard, Jim [James Arthur] (1910-1959) [American novelist] Wikipedia Kjelgaard website by Gary L. Charter Jim Kjelgaard, A Daughter's Memoir (Karen Kjelgaard)

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]

2012/09/13: A FINE BOOK OF BIOGRAPHICAL ESSAYS BY LYTTON STRACHEY — HIS FINAL WORK !

Strachey, Lytton [Giles Lytton] (1880-1932) [English critic and author] Wikipedia

Portraits in Miniature and Other Essays (1931) [Eighteen biographical essays about various literary and historical figures of England, France, and Scotland, some very famous, others less so. The essays are written in the same sparkling style as Strachey's celebrated longer biographies.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #988]

2012/09/11: OUR LATEST NOVEL BY E. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM !

Oppenheim, Edward Phillips (1866-1946) [English novelist] Wikipedia

The Passionate Quest (1924) [Novel. Family firms often have challenges.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #987]

2012/09/09: TODAY'S BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN NOVEL BY E. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM TAKES PLACE AMIDST THE GLAMOUR OF THE CÔTE D'AZUR !

Oppenheim, Edward Phillips (1866-1946) [English novelist] Wikipedia

Crooks in the Sunshine (1932) [Novel. Dark doings in the sunny surroundings of the French Riviera.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #986]

2012/09/07: OUR SIXTH TITLE BY E. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM !

Oppenheim, Edward Phillips (1866-1946) [English novelist] Wikipedia

The Man Who Changed His Plea (1942) [Novel, set in London. The accused in a high-profile murder trial at the last moment changes his plea to guilty, thereby receiving a life sentence, rather than being condemned to death, the likely outcome had he pled not guilty. But that's just the beginning...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #985]

2012/09/05: A NOVEL OF FINANCIAL INTRIGUE BY E. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM !

Oppenheim, Edward Phillips (1866-1946) [English novelist] Wikipedia

The Million Pound Deposit (1930) [Novel about commercial intrigue involving Boothroyds, a manufacturing firm located near Leeds] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #984]

2012/09/01: A NOVEL IDEALLY SUITED FOR LABOUR DAY READING — BY VANCOUVER'S A. M. STEPHEN !

Stephen, Alexander Maitland (1882-1942) [Canadian journalist, poet, and novelist] ABCBookWorld

The Gleaming Archway (1929) [Novel. Craig Maitland, a Vancouver newspaperman, takes a break from his news work, and visits the Squamish Valley. He encounters a local, Bud Powers, who's an union organizer for local waterfront labourers. In the course of the novel there's romance, treachery, journalism, and a happy ending.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #983]


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
Anglo-Saxon Britain (1891) [History] HTML and Text
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.]
CAUTION: Certain language in this ebook today would be considered grossly racist.
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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


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
Contes merveilleux - Tome II [Contes] HTML et Texte
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]


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


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 [Bennett, 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
The Night Visitor and Other Stories (1931) [Short stories] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
You will find many other ebooks by Arnold Bennett at Project Gutenberg's US site.


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 Literary Heritage West Midlands

The Little World (1925) [Travel book] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
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
Ce que disait la flamme (1913) [Roman] Texte


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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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.


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]


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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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
Lord Elgin (1903) [Biography] Text


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

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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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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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]


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

Strafford: An Historical Tragedy (1837) [Play] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #623]


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

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]
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]
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]
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 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]
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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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] Princess Grace Irish Library (Monaco)

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]
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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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Byrne, Donn [Brian Oswald Donn] (1889-1928) [American novelist] Wikipedia Princess Grace Irish Library (Monaco)

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]


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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]
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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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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
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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 (1873-1947) [American novelist] Wikipedia Biography by James Woodress

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]


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
L'enfer et le paradis de l'autre monde (1857) [Roman] Texte
Les Nez-Percés (1862) [Roman] Texte
La Tête-Plate (1863) [Roman] Texte
Les derniers Iroquois (1863) [Roman] HTML et Texte
Peaux-rouges et Peaux-blanches (1864) [Roman] Texte
Jacques Cartier (1868) [Roman] HTML et Texte
Poignet-d'acier ou Les Chippiouais (1875) [Roman] Texte
Le chasseur noir (1877) [Roman] Texte
La capitaine (1878) [Roman] Texte
La fille du pirate (1878) [Roman] Texte
L'île de sable (1878) [Roman] Texte
Le gibet (1879) [Roman] Texte


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

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]
Fighting Stars (1937 edition) [Novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #978]


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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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


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]
The Sky Pilot: a Tale of the Foothills (1899) [Novel] HTML and Text
Michael McGrath, Postmaster (1900) [Novel] HTML and Text
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The Man from Glengarry: a Tale of the Ottawa (1901) [Novel] HTML and Text
Glengarry School Days: a Story of Early Days in Glengarry (1902) [Novel] HTML and Text
The Doctor: a Tale of the Rockies (1906) [Novel] HTML and Text
The Foreigner: a Tale of Saskatchewan (1909) [Novel] Text
Corporal Cameron of the North West Mounted Police: a Tale of the Macleod Trail (1912) [Novel] HTML and Text
The Patrol of the Sun Dance Trail (1914) [Novel] HTML and Text
The Major (1919) [Novel] HTML and Text
The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land (1919) [Novel] HTML and Text
To Him That Hath: a Novel of the West of Today (1921) [Novel] HTML and Text
The Girl from Glengarry (1933) [Novel] HTML Text Text zipped


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

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


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
An Alphabet of Old Friends (1874) [Picture book] HTML and Text
The Frog Prince and Other Stories (1874) [Picture book] HTML and Text
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 Canadian Encyclopedia

Laurier: A Study in Canadian Politics (1922) [History and political analysis] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped


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]
Mr. Bumps and his Monkey (1942) [Novella for children] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped

Collected Stories for Children (1947) Inward Companion (1950) [Lyric poems] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #908]


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:
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]
Other works by Mazo de la Roche:
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

The "B. O. W. C." A book for boys. (1869) [Novel for teenagers] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
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A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder (1888) [Novel] HTML and Text
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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Humour of the North (1912) [Anthology] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped


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
Histoire de Bures-en-Bray (1872) [Histoire: Decorde était curé de Bures fr.wikipedia, pays de Bray fr.wikipedia, Normandie fr.wikipedia entre 1836 et 1870] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip


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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The Story of the Upper Canadian Rebellion, Volume 1 (1885) [History] HTML and Text
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The Gerrard Street Mystery and Other Weird Tales (1888) [Short stories] Text


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]


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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Le Conscrit ou Le Retour de Crimée. Drame comique en deux actes (1878) [Comédie] HTML et Texte


Douglas, Amanda Minnie (1831-1916) [American novelist and poet] New Jersey Historical Society

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


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]


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

A Daughter of Today (1894) [Novel] Text
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A Voyage of Consolation (being in the nature of a sequel to the experiences of 'An American girl in London') (1897) [Novel] HTML and Text
Hilda: A Story of Calcutta (1898) [Novel] HTML and Text
The Path of a Star (1899) [Novel] HTML and Text
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Humour of the North (1912) [Anthology] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped


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]
Guerrilla (1944) [Novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped


Dupuy, Paul (1831-1891) [Biographe canadien]

Trois Héros de la colonie de Montréal (1887) [Biographies de Jacques Le Maître et Guillaume Vignal, prêtres de Saint-Sulpice, et du major Lambert Closse] HTML et Texte


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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]


Edgeworth, Maria (1767-1849) [Irish novelist] Wikipedia NNDB Princess Grace Irish Library (Monaco)

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) [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) Ulster History Circle] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped Wikipedia [PGC #491]


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


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 Princess Grace Irish Library (Monaco)

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


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)

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]


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

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]


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, 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

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]
Sinfully Rich (1940) [Mystery novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
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]
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]
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]


Foster, Robert Frederick (1853-1945) [Scottish authority on card games] Time, 11 January 1926 New York Times (article by Alan Truscott) NYT: Alan Truscott on the Foster Echo

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


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


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]


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
Forty Good-Night Tales (1923) [Bedtime stories for children] 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
Histoire du Canada depuis sa découverte jusqu'à nos jours, Tome II de IV. (1846) [Histoire] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip
Histoire du Canada depuis sa découverte jusqu'à nos jours, Tome III de IV. (1848) [Histoire] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip
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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


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) [Récit de voyage] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip


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
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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

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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)
The Beneficent Bear (1771 [French original], 1892 [this translation]) [Translation of Le bourru bienfaisant fr.wikipedia, written by Goldoni in French in celebration of the marriage of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette. A revision by Helen Zimmern (1846-1934) Wikipedia of an earlier translation by an unknown hand.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #540]
The Spendthrift Miser (1776 [French original], 1892 [this translation]) [Translation of L'avare fastueux fr.wikipedia, the second comedy written by Goldoni in French. A revision by Helen Zimmern (1846-1934) Wikipedia of an earlier translation by an unknown hand.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #537]


Goncourt, Edmond de (1822-1896) [Écrivain français] fr.wikipedia
Goncourt, Jules de (1830-1870) [Écrivain français]
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Quelques créatures de ce temps (1856 [Une voiture de masques (titre original)]; 1878 [nouvelle édition, avec la préface d'Edmond de Goncourt]) [Nouvelles. «Voici vingt-deux comédiens de la troupe du bon Dieu: des hommes. Ils ont ôté leurs masques, et vont vous conter leur histoire.» (postface de 1856)] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip Texte UTF-8 Texte UTF-8 zip EPUB [PGC no 724]


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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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

Adrift on an Ice-Pan (1909) [Memoir] HTML and Text
A Labrador Doctor: The Autobiography of Wilfred Thomason Grenfell M.D. (Oxon.), C.M.G. (1919) [Autobiography] HTML and Text


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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Suzanne Normis, roman d'un père (1877) [Roman] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip
Marier sa fille (1878) [Roman. Une mère assez pauvre cherche un beau-fils assez riche.] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip
La Niania (1878) [Roman] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip
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Lucie Rodey (1879) [Roman sur les inconvénients des mariages arrangés: la convoitise, la cupidité...] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip
L'héritage de Xénie (1880) [Roman] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip
Le moulin Frappier (1880) [Roman]
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Louis Breuil, histoire d'un pantouflard (1883) [Roman: étude de la bourgeousie française à l'époque de la guerre franco-prussienne fr.wikipedia et de la bataille de Sedan fr.wikipedia] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip
L'Ingénue (1883) [Roman: l'action se déroule à Paris et à Dieppe] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip
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Idylles (1885) [Roman] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip
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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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]
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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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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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Haliburton, Thomas Chandler (1796-1865) [Canadian essayist and humorist] Wikipedia Dictionary of Canadian Biography Canadian Encyclopedia

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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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Hare, Cyril [Clark, Alfred Alexander Gordon] (1900-1958) [English judge and novelist] Wikipedia

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]
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]


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

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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

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

Maria Chapdelaine (1913) [Roman] HTML et Texte
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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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Hodgson, William Hope (1877-1918) [English novelist and poet] Wikipedia

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]


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


Hutcheson, Francis (1694-1746) [Irish philosopher] Wikipedia Dictionary of Ulster Biography Ulster History Circle Princess Grace Irish Library (Monaco) 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]


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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
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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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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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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

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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]


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]


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 Little Black Bag (1950) [Science fiction story] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped Wikipedia (contains spoilers, i.e. complete plot summary)
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]
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]
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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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) HTML (with illustration) zipped Text Text zipped


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Little Novels of Sicily(1925) [Lawrence's translation of Novelle Rusticane (1883) by Italian novelist Giovanni Verga (1840-1922) Wikipedia Liber Liber (in Italian)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped HTML ['Novelle Rusticane' — Italian] (Liber Liber)


Lawrence, Gertrude (1896-1952) [Star of the West End and of Broadway] Wikipedia

A Star Danced (1945) [Autobiography] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped


Lawson, Robert (1892-1957) [American author and illustrator] Wikipedia

McWhinney's Jaunt (1951) [Children's novel, lavishly illustrated by the author] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #639]


Le Fanu, Joseph Thomas Sheridan (1814-1873) [Irish novelist and writer of tales] Wikipedia

The Tenants of Malory. A Novel. (Volume 1 of 3) (1867) [Mystery novel]
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The Tenants of Malory. A Novel. (Volume 2 of 3) (1867) [Mystery novel]
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The Tenants of Malory. A Novel. (Volume 3 of 3) (1867) [Mystery novel]
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The Wyvern Mystery (Volume 1 of 3) (1869) [Novel]
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The Wyvern Mystery (Volume 3 of 3) (1869) [Novel]
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Madam Crowl's Ghost and Other Tales of Mystery (1923) [Mystery tales, selected and edited by M. R. James (1862-1936) Wikipedia] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #263]


Le May, Pamphile (1837-1918) [Bibliothécaire et écrivain canadien] Dictionnaire biographique du Canada Bibliothèque de l'Assemblée nationale

Essais poétiques (1865) [Poèmes] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip
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Le Pèlerin de Sainte Anne (1877) [Roman] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip
Picounoc le maudit (1878) [Roman] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip
La chaîne d'or (1879) [Poème] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip
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L'affaire Sougraine (1884) [Roman] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip
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Rouge et bleu (1891) [Trois comédies: Sous les bois, En livrée, et Rouge et bleu] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip
Fêtes et corvées (1898) [Récits] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip
Contes vrais (1899; deuxième édition [1907], revue et augmentée) [Contes, illustrés par Raoul Barré (1874-1932) fr.wikipedia BD Québec, Albert-Samuel Brodeur (1862-1904) BD Québec, Georges Delfosse (1869-1939) fr.wikipedia, Charles Huot (1855-1930) fr.wikipedia Dictionnaire biographique du Canada, Henri Julien (1852-1908) fr.wikipedia Dictionnaire biographique du Canada BD Québec Musée McCord, Joseph Labelle (1857-1939), Jean-Baptiste Lagacé (1868-1946) Ville de Montréal, Ulric Lamarche (1867-1921), Georges Latour (1877-1946), Ozias Leduc (1864-1955) fr.wikipedia Fédération des sociétés d'histoire du Québec Compass (en anglais), Edmond-Joseph Massicotte (1875-1929) Dictionnaire biographique du Canada, et Jobson Paradis (1871-1926)]
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Traductions:

Évangéline. Traduction du poème acadien de Longfellow. (1865; rev. 1870) [Poème] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip
Le Chien d'Or (1884-85; édition de 1926) [Roman par William Kirby (1817-1906) fr.wikipedia Dictionnaire biographique du Canada; préface et notes historiques par Benjamin Sulte (1841-1923)] fr.wikipedia Dictionnaire biographique du Canada]
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Le Moine [Lemoine], Sir James MacPherson (1825-1912) [Écrivain et avocat canadien] fr.wikipedia Dictionnaire biographique du Canada

Les rues de Québec (1875) [Monographie sur l'histoire des rues de Québec] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip Texte UTF-8 Texte UTF-8 zip [PGC no 521]


Leacock, Stephen Butler (1869-1944) [Canadian economist and humorist] Wikipedia National Library of Canada Canadian Encyclopedia Stephen Leacock: A Reappraisal (David Staines, 1986) — University of Ottawa Press

Baldwin, Lafontaine, Hincks: Responsible Government (1907) [A history of the two governments of the United Province of Canada Wikipedia formed by Robert Baldwin (1804-1858) Wikipedia Dictionary of Canadian Biography and Louis-Philippe La Fontaine (1807-1864) Wikipedia Dictionary of Canadian Biography which, with the support of Sir Francis Hincks (1807-1885) Wikipedia Dictionary of Canadian Biography encouraged the evolution of Canada from a military colony to a representative democracy.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #617]
Literary Lapses (1910) [Humour] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
Nonsense Novels (1911) [Humour] Text
Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town (1912) [Leacock's most famous work: a collection of short stories about the fictional small Ontario town of Mariposa Wikipedia. The colour frontispiece is by Cyrus Cuneo (1879-1916) Cuneo Society.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PG Canada ebook #544] Previous edition: HTML and Text Wikipedia
Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich (1914) [Humour] Text
The Dawn of Canadian History: A Chronicle of Aboriginal Canada and the coming of the White Man (1914) [History: vol. 1 of "The Chronicles of Canada". Illustrations by C. W. Jefferys (1869-1951) Wikipedia Library and Archives Canada, Edmund Montague Morris (1871-1913) Dictionary of Canadian Biography theCanadaSite.com; photographs by Robert Bell (1841-1917) Wikipedia Dictionary of Canadian Biography Canadian Museum of Civilization, Albert Peter Low (1861-1942) Wikipedia Natural Resources Canada, James Alexander Teit (1864-1922) Wikipedia Canadian Museum of Civilization; sculpture by John Cassidy (1860-1939) Wikipedia John Cassidy: Manchester Sculptor
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The Mariner of St Malo: A Chronicle of the Voyages of Jacques Cartier (1914) [History: vol. 2 of "The Chronicles of Canada". Illustrations by Théophile Hamel (1817-1870) Wikipedia Dictionary of Canadian Biography, C. W. Jefferys (1869-1951) Wikipedia Library and Archives Canada, Andrew Morris (fl. 1848-1850) Library and Archives Canada, and François Riss (1804-1886); Map by James White (1863-1928) Library and Archives Canada]
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Adventurers of the Far North (1914; vol. 20 of Chronicles of Canada, edited by George M. Wrong [1860-1948] and H. H. Langton [1862-1953]) [History] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
Moonbeams from the Larger Lunacy (1915) [Humour] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
Further Foolishness (1916) [Humour] Text
Frenzied Fiction (1918) [Humour] Text
The Hohenzollerns in America (1919) [Humour] Text
Winsome Winnie and other New Nonsense Novels (1920) [Humour] HTML and Text
My Discovery of England (1922) [Humour] Text
Winnowed Wisdom (1926) [Humour] HTML Text Text zipped
Short Circuits (1928) [Humour] HTML Text Text zipped
The Pursuit of Knowledge: A Discussion of Freedom and Compulsion in Education (1934) [Essay] HTML Text Text zipped
My Discovery of the West. A Discussion of East and West in Canada. (1937) [Leacock's entertaining and instructive account of an extended lecture tour he made in Western Canada. Winner of the 1937 Governor General's Award for English-language non-fiction.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #808]
Model Memoirs and Other Sketches from Simple to Serious (1938) [Memoirs, essays, and radio monologues] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
Too Much College, or, Education Eating Up Life. With Kindred Essays in Education and Humour. (1939) [A collection of essays on the proper use (and duration) of formal education] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #601]
My Remarkable Uncle and other Sketches (1942) [Humour] HTML Text Text zipped
Montreal, Seaport and City (1942) [A history of Montreal, with a number of mostly anonymous illustrations, but including one by the English artist George Henry Andrews (1816-98) Charleston Renaissance Gallery Wikimedia Commons AskART] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #471]
Our Heritage of Liberty: Its Origin, Its Achievement, Its Crisis. A Book for War Time. (1942) [A short collection of articles and essays on various aspects of economics and history] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #633]
The Boy I Left Behind Me (1946) [Leacock's own account of his youth in England and Canada, published posthumously: the first part of the autobiography which he did not live to complete] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #632]

We also offer an attractive short biography of Leacock by Canadian journalist Peter Gilchrist McArthur (1866-1924) Dictionary of Canadian Biography, which includes a selection of stories by Leacock:
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Lee, Vernon [Paget, Violet] (1856-1935) [English novelist, essayist, and poet] Wikipedia infinity plus (article by Brian Stableford) John Singer Sargent Virtual Gallery

Belcaro: Being Essays on Sundry Æsthetical Questions (1881) [A miscellany of essays on music, art, and literature, with an emphasis on Italy] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #528]
The Countess of Albany (1910 edition; originally published in 1884) [Biography of the Countess of Albany (1752-1824) Wikipedia, born Princess Louise of Stolberg-Gedern, wife of Charles Edward Stuart, "Bonnie Prince Charlie" (1720-1788) Wikipedia. The 1910 edition includes three unattributed paintings from the era of the Countess.]
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Vanitas. Polite Stories. (1892) [Three stories, describing "three frivolous women" and the different courses of their lives] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #649]
Renaissance Fancies and Studies: Being a Sequel to Euphorion (1895) [Essays on the Italian Renaissance] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #433]
Hortus Vitae. Essays on the gardening of life. (1904) [Essays] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
The Spirit of Rome (1906) [Travel diary] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
Laurus Nobilis. Chapters on Art and Life. (1909) [Essays] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
The Handling of Words, and Other Studies in Literary Psychology (1923) [Essays on aspects of literature, particularly nineteenth-century English literature] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #478]


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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Legouvé, Ernest (1807-1903) [Romancier et auteur dramatique français] fr.wikipedia Académie Française

Le Curé médecin (1843) [Conte, publié lors du lancement du célèbre hebdomadaire L'Illustration fr.wikipedia en 1843.] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip EPUB [PGC no 594]


Leprohon, Rosanna Eleonora (1829-1879) [Romancière et poète canadienne; Canadian poet and novelist] Dictionnaire biographique du Canada Dictionary of Canadian Biography

Antoinette de Mirecourt, ou Mariage secret et chagrins cachés (1864) [Roman: traduit de l'anglais (1865) par J. A. Genand] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip
Armand Durand, ou la promesse accomplie (1868) [Roman: traduit de l'anglais (1869) par J. A. Genand] HTML et Texte
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Leroux, Gaston (1868-1927) [Romancier français] fr.wikipedia

Le Fantôme de l'Opéra (1910 [roman]; 1926 [photographies tirées du film avec Lon Chaney]) [Le Palais Garnier fr.wikipedia cache un être mysterieux...] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip EPUB [PG Canada no 713] fr.wikipedia
Livre audio: litterature audio.com
The 1925 Lon Chaney silent film The Phantom of the Opera Wikipedia remains famous to this day. The Internet Archive offers both the 1925 and 1929 versions of the film; you will also find the 1925 version in Flash format at Google Videos.


Lescarbot, Marc (vers 1570-1642) [Avocat et voyageur français] fr.wikipedia Dictionnaire biographique du Canada Encyclopédie canadienne

Adieu à la France. Sur l'embarquement du sieur de Poutrincourt et de son Équipage faisant voile en la terre de Canadas dicte la France Occidentalle (1606) [Poème] HTML et Texte
La Defaite des Sauvages Armouchiquois par le Sagamo Membertou et ses alliez Sauvages, en la Nouvelle France, au mois de Juillet (1607) [Poème] HTML et Texte
Conversion des Sauvages qui ont esté baptizés en la Nouvelle France, cette année 1610 (1610) [Histoire] HTML et Texte
Histoire de la Nouvelle France (1611) [Histoire]; Relation derniere de ce qui s'est passé au voyage du sieur de Poutrincourt en la Nouvelle France depuis 10 mois ença (1612) [Histoire] HTML et Texte
Les Muses de la Nouvelle France (1612) [Poèmes; pièce de théâtre] HTML et Texte
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Lewis, C. S. [Clive Staples] (1898-1963) [Irish critic, novelist, poet, and theologian] Wikipedia

Science fiction:
Out of the Silent Planet (1938) Wikipedia Lewisiana (notes by Arend Smilde) [Lewis's first science fiction novel: an ageless classic. Elwin Ransom, a Cambridge academic, is on a walking holiday in rural England, when he is abducted, to the planet of Malacandra (Mars), where he and his kidnappers encounter intelligent beings, of more than one species. Interesting events ensue, for good and for ill.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped UTF-8 text UTF-8 text zipped EPUB [PGC #1169]
The seven children's novels Wikipedia about the land of Narnia, in the order of the events they describe:
The Magician's Nephew (1955) Wikipedia [Novel for children. "It is a very important story," Professor Lewis comments, "because it shows how all the comings and goings between our own world and the land of Narnia first began." Two children, Polly and Digory, are spending their summer in London. But a chance encounter with Digory's Uncle Andrew takes them far from that city...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1151]
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. A Story for Children. (1950) Wikipedia [Novel for children. The four Pevensie children are living in a large house in the country, a house with many rooms, which are filled with many things. But one of the rooms is absolutely empty, except for a single piece of furniture: a large wardrobe. It is a wardrobe, the children discover, which has magical properties. (Our ebook is based on Macmillan's New York edition, and therefore includes certain minor changes made by Lewis after the London edition had been published. These changes are described in the Wikipedia article on the book.)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1152]
The Horse and his Boy (1954) Wikipedia [Novel for children. "This is the story," explains Professor Lewis, "of an adventure that happened in Narnia and Calormen and the lands between, in the Golden Age when Peter was High King in Narnia and his brother and his two sisters were King and Queens under him." Shasta, an orphan boy in the empire of Calormen, wants to escape to Narnia, which is situated to the north. His first ally in this venture is Bree, a horse from Narnia who wishes to return to the land of his birth. But a long and perilous journey awaits the two travellers...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1153]
Prince Caspian. The Return to Narnia. (1951) Wikipedia [Novel for children. Centuries have passed since the Pevensie children were the kings and queens of Narnia, and the country has greatly changed — not for the better. Prince Caspian, the rightful heir to the throne, is in flight from his evil uncle. Who can set things right?] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1154]
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (1952) Wikipedia [Novel for children. It is the third year of the reign of King Caspian of Narnia. The new King sails east in search of seven lords of Narnia, friends of his father, who years before sailed east but never returned. Many adventures occur along the way. (Our ebook gives the text used by Lewis's London publisher, before certain changes were made by the author for the New York edition. These changes are described in the Wikipedia article on the novel.)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1155]
The Silver Chair (1953) Wikipedia [Novel for children. King Caspian is now well on in years, and has a son and heir, Prince Rilian. Rilian, however, disappeared from Narnia under mysterious and sinister circumstances, and has been missing for some years. He must be found...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1156]
The Last Battle (1956) Wikipedia [Novel for children, with strong elements of theology and philosophy. The history of Narnia comes to its end. But an ending is also a beginning... Winner of the 1956 Carnegie Medal.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1157]
Theological works:
The Problem of Pain (1940) Wikipedia catholiceducation.org (Jacek Bacz) [Lewis's first book of theology: an examination of physical pain and mental suffering, and their place in the universe.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1185]
The Screwtape Letters (1942) Wikipedia Lewisiana (notes by Arend Smilde) [Theology, in the form of a series of letters purportedly written by the old and cunning devil Screwtape to his nephew Wormwood, on the subject of how to distract humans from God and the path of salvation. "This admirable, diverting, and remarkably original work... the most exciting piece of Christian apologetics that has turned up in a long time... a book for which believer and unbeliever alike may give thanks." (Leonard Bacon, Saturday Review, 17 April 1943)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1179]



Lewis, Percy Wyndham (1882-1957) [Canadian writer and painter] Wikipedia Cybermuse National Portrait Gallery (UK) The Guardian/London Review of Books (David Trotter) The Independent (Tom Lubbock)

The Wild Body. A Soldier of Humour and Other Stories. (1927) [Short stories and essays] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #868]

The individual stories:

Rotting Hill (1951) [Short stories] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
Self Condemned (1954) Article in The Walrus (Adam Hammond) [Satirical novel. It is 1939: Professor René Harding resigns his academic post in England and moves to Canada, a true voyage of discovery, as it turns out.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1010]


Lighthall, William Douw (1857-1954) [Canadian lawyer, politician, historian, novelist, philosopher, and poet] Library and Archives Canada University of Western Ontario

Montreal After 250 Years (1892) [History of Montreal: includes a number of illustrations]
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Lindsey, Charles (1820-1908) [Canadian journalist] Dictionary of Canadian Biography

The Life and Times of Wm. Lyon Mackenzie, with an account of the Canadian rebellion of 1837, and the subsequent frontier disturbances, chiefly from unpublished documents. Vol. I [of 2] (1862) [Biography of William Lyon Mackenzie (1795-1861) Wikipedia Dictionary of Canadian Biography] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped


Locke, William John (1863-1930) [English novelist] Wikipedia

The Great Pandolfo (1925) [Novel, set in Britain and France a few years after WW I. Sir Victor Pandolfo, a wealthy industrialist, meets and falls in love with Paula Field, a young widow who has lost her husband in the war. He is more interested in her than she is in him...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1002]


Lofting, Hugh (1886-1947) [English writer of stories for children] Wikipedia

The Story of Doctor Dolittle (1920) [Novel; with an introduction (1922) by novelist Hugh Walpole (1884-1941) Wikipedia] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped Wikipedia
The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle (1922) [Novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped Wikipedia
Doctor Dolittle's Post Office (1923) [Novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped Wikipedia
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Loti, Pierre [Viaud, Julien] (1850-1923) [Écrivain et officier de marine français] fr.wikipedia Académie Française

Un pèlerin d'Angkor (1912) [Récit de voyage. L'auteur visite les ruines d'Angkor fr.wikipedia] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip Texte UTF-8 Texte UTF-8 zip EPUB [PG Canada no 789]


Lowndes, Marie Belloc (1868-1947) [English novelist; sister of Hilaire Belloc] Wikipedia

The Story of Ivy (1927) [One of Lowndes' most famous novels: the basis of the 1947 film Ivy Wikipedia, starring Joan Fontaine. Ivy Lexton is beautiful, but her husband has little money — not a satisfactory state of affairs. "This is one of Mrs. Lowndes's best stories. It has a strong vein of mystery and sensation, and yet gives us a variety of true characterization and some shrewd commentary on modern life." (Spectator, 19 November 1927)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1133]


Lyall, Edna [Bayly, Ada Ellen] (1857-1903) [English novelist] Literary Heritage West Midlands Victorian Popular Novels

Doreen. The Story of a Singer. (1894) [Novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped

You will find other titles by Edna Lyall at Project Gutenberg's US site.


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McArthur, Peter Gilchrist (1866-1924) [Canadian journalist] Dictionary of Canadian Biography
Leacock, Stephen Butler (1869-1944) [Canadian economist and humorist] Wikipedia

Stephen Leacock (1923) [McArthur's short biography of Leacock and personal selection of Leacock stories, starting with My Financial Career] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped


Macaulay, Dame Rose [Emilie Rose] (1881-1958) [English novelist and essayist] Wikipedia

Book-Building after a Blitz (June 1942) [Essay. In 1942, our author lost her entire personal library when a bomb landed on her London flat. She had a new project in front of her: recreating her collection! Surprisingly optimistic in tone, all things considered: perhaps Macaulay sensed that her most famous creation, The Towers of Trebizond, lay ahead of her!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1190]


MacCarthy, Sir Desmond (1877-1952) [English critic and journalist] Wikipedia

Leslie Stephen (1937) [Lecture] HTML HTML zip Text Text zip


McClung, Nellie Letitia (1873-1951) [Canadian social activist and novelist] Wikipedia British Columbia Archives Library and Archives Canada Canadian Encyclopedia

Sowing Seeds in Danny (1908) [Novel] HTML and Text [PG US]
The Black Creek Stopping-House and Other Stories (1912) [Novel] Text
The Next of Kin: Those who Wait and Wonder (1917) [Novel] HTML and Text
Three Times and Out (1918) [History: World War I memoir] HTML and Text
Purple Springs (1921) [Novel] Text
Painted Fires (1925) [Novel. A young Finnish girl is brought to Western Canada by her aunt, who dies just as when Helmi arrives. Helmi is faced by many challenges as she establishes her new life in Canada.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #672]
Be Good to Yourself. A Book of Short Stories. (1930) [Vignettes and poems] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC ebook #643]
Flowers for the Living. A Book of Short Stories. (1931) [Short stories] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
Clearing in the West. My Own Story. (1935) [McClung's account of her early life in Ontario's Grey County, her family's move to Manitoba, her career as a schoolteacher, and her 1896 marriage to Robert Wesley McClung.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped UTF-8 text UTF-8 text zipped EPUB [PGC #771]
Leaves from Lantern Lane (1936) [A collection of short articles about the author's life in Victoria, her family, her neighbours, with descriptions of her travels: Vancouver, women's conventions, Hollywood...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #675]
More Leaves from Lantern Lane (1937) [Short essays originally published in various Canadian newspapers, now collected by their author] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #645]
The Stream Runs Fast. My Own Story. (1945) [The second and final volume of McClung's autobiography, taking us from her 1896 marriage in Manitoba through to her 1935 move to Victoria, covering the years in which she achieved the fame which clearly has lasted to this day, since here we are, publishing her autobiography!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #772]


McCulley, Johnston (1883-1958) [American novelist] Wikipedia

The Black Star. A Detective Story. (1921) [Novel, with a frontispiece by Edgar Franklin Wittmack (1894-1956) Wikipedia. Who can challenge the elusive criminal genius known as the Black Star? No one, it seems... except, perhaps, that young and fashionable millionaire, Mr. Roger Verbeck!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #794]


MacDonald, Betty Bard (1908?-1958) [American author (and farmer)] Wikipedia Seattle Press On Line (Paula Becker)

The Egg and I (1945) [An entertaining account of the author's experience as a poultry farmer in Washington state, which became a huge bestseller. Its film adaptation Wikipedia led to nine sequels] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped Wikipedia [PGC #497]
Onions in the Stew (1955) Wikipedia [Autobiography. The author and her family cannot find a place to live in or near Seattle, so move to Vashon Island Wikipedia. Numerous adventures ensue.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #956]


Macdonell, Alexander (1762-1842) [Canadian soldier, administrator, and politician]

Diary of Gov. Simcoe's Journey from Humber Bay to Matchetache Bay, 1793 (published in 1890) [An account of an expedition of Lt.-Gov. John Graves Simcoe Wikipedia in the newly established Province of Upper Canada, written by a member of his staff. The edition contains an admirably written short biography of Macdonell by an anonymous author.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #462]


Macdonell, Archibald Gordon (1895-1941) [Scottish journalist, playwright, and novelist] Wikipedia

England, Their England (1933) [A classic humour novel, winner of the 1933 James Tait Black Memorial Prize Wikipedia for fiction. Our hero, Donald Cameron, is a soldier who is recovering from war wounds. He is invited by a publisher to write a book about England, but from the viewpoint of a foreigner, i.e. a Scotsman.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #695] Wikipedia


MacDougall, John (1859-1939) [Canadian social critic]

Rural Life in Canada, its Trend and Tasks (1913) [A study of the challenges and opportunities presented by Canadian rural society. The published version (with many photographs) of a set of lectures presented at the invitation of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. Includes an introduction by the eminent agricultural researcher, entrepreneur, and administrator James Wilson Robertson (1857-1930) Dictionary of Canadian Biography] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #644]


MacGregor, Ellen (1906-1954) [American librarian and novelist] Wikipedia

Miss Pickerell Goes Undersea (1953) [The intrepid Miss Pickerell in a science adventure novel for children — this one involving a salvage at sea!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1082]


McIlwraith, Jean Newton (1859-1938) [Canadian author and editor]

The Making of Mary (1895) [Novel] HTML and Text
Canada (1899) [Children's book: part of the series The Children's Study] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped


Mackay, George Eric (1851-1898) [English poet] Wikipedia

A Lover's Litanies (1888) [Poems] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped


MacKay, William Alexander (1842-1905) [Canadian clergyman and author]

Zorra Boys at Home and Abroad, or, How to Succeed (1900) [Biographical sketches, with illustrations, of twenty-four prominent sons of the Ontario farming community of Zorra Wikipedia. This small area of Oxford County produced an amazing number of prominent Canadians, among them PG Canada author Ralph Connor.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #550]


McKelvie, Bruce Alistair (1889-1960) [Canadian journalist, historian, and novelist] ABCBookworld

Huldowget. A Story of the North Pacific Coast. (1926) [Novel. A missionary (Father David) encounters a shaman (Caleb Thompson)...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #917]
Pelts and Powder. A Story of the West Coast in the Making. (1929) [Novel, beginning in Boston shortly after the American Revolution. Our hero, Lawrence Drake, decides to go to sea. He joins the crew of the Hope, which sets sail to the west coast of British Columbia in the hunt for fur-seal pelts. It is an eventful voyage...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #921]


MacKenzie, James Bovell (1851-1919) [Canadian ethnographer] Ontario Court of Common Pleas (1884)

A Treatise on the Six-Nation Indians (1882) [Ethnography and sociology] Text


MacMechan, Archibald McKellar (1862-1933) [Canadian historian] jrank.org

The Winning of Popular Government: A Chronicle of the Union of 1841 (1915) [History: vol. 27 of "The Chronicles of Canada". Illustrations by Alvah Bradish (1806-1901) University of Michigan Wisconsin Historical Society, G. Browning, (fl. ca. 1820-1830), C. W. Jefferys (1869-1951) Wikipedia Library and Archives Canada, Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830) Wikipedia Wikimedia Commons, National Gallery (UK) William Notman (1826-1891) Wikipedia Dictionary of Canadian Biography McCord Museum
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Head-Waters of Canadian Literature (1924) [An outstanding short survey of the history of Canadian literature from its beginnings up to the author's own era. Notable for its attention to literature in both of Canada's official languages.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #737]


Macmillan, Cyrus John (1880-1953) [Canadian academic and politician] Wikipedia McGill University Archives

Canadian Wonder Tales (1918) [Folk tales: illustrations by George Sheringham (1884-1937) Wikipedia Tate Collection, foreword by Sir William Peterson (1856-1921) Wikipedia Dictionary of Canadian Biography]
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MacMurchy, Marjory Jardine Ramsay [Lady Marjory Willison: married to journalist Sir John Stephen Willison (1856-1927) Dictionary of Canadian Biography] (1870-1938) [Canadian journalist and author]

The Canadian Girl at Work: A Book of Vocational Guidance (1919) [Textbook "Prepared at the Instance of the Minister of Education for Use in Ontario School Libraries"] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped


Macpherson, Hector Copland (1888-1956) [Scottish clergyman and astronomer] Astronomical Society of Edinburgh (Graham Rule)

Herschel (1919) [A biography of the astronomer Sir William Herschel (1738-1822) Wikipedia, whose epoch-making discoveries included the planet Uranus and many other celestial objects: he also discovered the existence of infrared radiation. This biography includes as its frontispiece a contemporary portrait of Herschel by Lemuel Francis Abbott (1760?-1802) Wikipedia.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #963]


Mann, Thomas (1875-1955) [Romancier allemand] fr.wikipedia

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Tonio Kröger [Tonio Kröger (1903)] , suivi de Le petit monsieur Friedemann [Der kleine Herr Friedemann (1898)] , Heure difficile [Schwere Stunde (1905)] , L'enfant prodige [Das Wunderkind (1903)] , Un petit bonheur [Ein Glück (1904)] (1923) [Nouvelles: traduit par Geneviève Maury (traductrice et romancière suisse, décédée en 1956), avec une preface par Edmond Jaloux (romancier français, 1878-1949) fr.wikipedia Académie Française] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip Texte UTF-8 Texte UTF-8 zip


Marmette, Joseph (1844-1895) [Romancier canadien] fr.wikipedia

Le Chevalier de Mornac. Chronique de la Nouvelle-France 1664 (1873) [Conte] Texte
La fiancée du rebelle. Épisode de la Guerre des Bostonnais, 1775 (1875) [Roman] Texte
François de Bienville. Scènes de la vie canadienne au XVIIe siècle. (1883 [deuxième édition]; 1870 [première édition]) [Roman historique, basé sur la carrière militaire de François de Bienville (1666-1691) Dictionnaire biographique du Canada] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip Texte UTF-8 Texte UTF-8 zip EPUB [PG Canada no 793]


Marquand, John P. [John Phillips] (1893-1960) [American novelist] Wikipedia Notable American Unitarians Washington Post (Jonathan Yardley)

The Black Cargo (1925) [One of Marquand's earliest novels. Charles Jervaile, a young sailor, is hired by a shipowner for a decidedly dubious assignment. But Charles gets cold feet, and things start to unravel, particularly when the nature of the mysterious cargo becomes clear.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #864]
Ming Yellow (1935) [Novel, similar in style to Marquand's famous Mr. Moto novels. A newspaperman, Rodney Jones, who is working in China, encounters a rich American and his daughter. The American is in Peking to buy several pieces of Ming dynasty porcelain, known as Ming Yellow for their particular shade of yellow. Subsequent developments feature Chinese bandits, a warlord/general, and assorted double-dealing. And, there's romance along the way!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #939]

The six novels featuring the Japanese agent Mr. Moto Wikipedia:
No Hero (1935) [The first of the six Mr. Moto novels: also known as Your Turn, Mr. Moto and Mr. Moto Takes a Hand. Casey Lee, a former military pilot, has been offered a chance to fly a Japanese-built plane from Japan to the U.S. While in Tokyo, he encounters Mr. Moto and soon finds himself kidnapped and in China, mixed up in international espionage involving Japan (represented by Mr. Moto), Russia (a beautiful young Russian woman named Sonya Karaloff), and the U.S. (Naval Commander Driscoll).] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #888]
Thank You, Mr. Moto (1936) [A young American, Tom Nelson, who is acquainted with Mr. Moto Wikipedia, runs into him at a party in Peking. At the same party, he runs into two other friends: a young woman, Eleanor Joyce, and an ex-British Army Major Jameson Best. There is a murder, and new characters enter the scene: a Chinese rebel leader, an art thief, a Chinese prince, and a Japanese political agitator...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #877]
Think Fast, Mr. Moto (1937) [Novel. Our hero, Wilson Hitchings, who works at his uncle's Shanghai-based trading company and bank, is sent to Hawaii to investigate a problem with the company's branch there. He discovers a currency smuggling operation that Mr. Moto is also investigating.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #832]
Mr. Moto Is So Sorry (1938) [Novel, set in the 1930's during Japan's takeover of northern China. Calvin Gates, a young American, is travelling to Mongolia to join up with an archaeology expedition. He encounters Mr. Moto on a ship travelling from Japan to Korea. As his travels continue, he finds himself involved in Japanese, Chinese, and Russian border intrigue...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #897]
Last Laugh, Mr. Moto (1942) [Novel, set in the Caribbean, late in 1940. Robert Bolles, an ex-US Navy man, finds himself mixed up in the efforts of a Japanese agent (Mr. Moto), and a couple of Vichy French agents, who are allied with a German agent, all trying to recover a secret device from an aircraft that was on a French freighter that was lost/wrecked. Events proceed from there...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #892]
Stopover: Tokyo (1957) [Marquand's final novel featuring Mr. Moto, set in Japan shortly after the Korean War. Jack Rhyce is an American secret agent in Japan, hunting a Russian agent. He's travelling with a female American agent: the two are posing as a couple. In Japan, they encounter Mr. Moto, who's also after the Russian agent...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #899]
Wickford Point (1939) [Satirical novel, telling the story of a family with deep roots in New England, and their progress, or lack thereof] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1017]


Marryat, Frederick (1792-1848) [English naval officer and novelist] Wikipedia Dictionary of Canadian Biography

Settlers in Canada (1844) [Novel] HTML and Text


Marshall, Archibald (1866-1934) [English novelist]
with: Morrow, George (1869-1955) [Irish cartoonist] Wikipedia

Simple Stories from "Punch" (1930) [Humour] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
The Birdikin Family (1932) [Humour] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #636]


May, Phil [May, Philip William] (1864-1903) [English caricaturist] Wikipedia Australian Dictionary of Biography

Phil May's Gutter-Snipes. 50 original sketches in pen and ink. (1896) [Drawings]
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Songs and their Singers (1898) [Drawings. This PG Canada edition includes a bonus: an interesting handwritten note, first published in 2007, from May to the famous Irish baritone and author Harry Plunket Greene (1865-1936) Wikipedia Harry Plunket Greene in Hurstbourne Priors]
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Fifty Hitherto Unpublished Pen-and-Ink Sketches (1900) [Drawings]
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Pictures by Phil May (1907) [Drawings: posthumous collection selected by an anonymous editor]
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Project Gutenberg also offers this illustrated monograph by Punch cartoonist James Thorpe (1876-1949):
Phil May (1948) [Monograph, with many drawings by Phil May] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped


Melville, Frederick John (1882-1940) [British philatelist]

Antigua (1929) [Monograph: no. 26 of The Melville Stamp Books] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped


Miller, Alice Duer (1874-1942) [American novelist and poet] Wikipedia

The White Cliffs (1940) [Narrative poem, a huge success at the time of its publication, and the inspiration for the 1944 movie The White Cliffs of Dover. An American girl visits London just before the First World War, marries, and stays in England during the succeeding years, including the start of the Second World War.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #905]


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 (1845-1915) Wikipedia, 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 English artist and illustrator Walter Crane (1845-1915) Wikipedia] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
The Palace in the Garden (1887) [Novel. Three children move from London to Rosebuds, a house in the English countryside. One of the children, Gussie (Gustava), "the naughty one of the family", tells us what ensues.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #830]
Four Ghost Stories (1888) [Ghost stories] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #456]
The Man with the Pan-Pipes and other stories (1892) [Stories by Mrs. Molesworth, with illustrations by English artist and illustrator Walter Jenks Morgan (1847-1924) The Victorian Web]
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The Thirteen Little Black Pigs and other stories (1893) [Stories by Mrs. Molesworth, with illustrations by English artist and illustrator Walter Jenks Morgan (1847-1924) The Victorian Web]
CAUTION: One of the stories in this ebook contains a name that today would be considered grossly racist.
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Uncanny Tales (1896) [Six stories, varying in their degree of uncanniness, but similar in their attractive style, typical of Mrs. Molesworth] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #766]


Monck, Frances Elizabeth Owen (d. 1919) [Irish memoirist] (Wife of Charles Stanley Monck, 4th Viscount Monck [1819-1894; Governor-General of British North America from 1861 to 1867, and of Canada from 1867 to 1868] Dictionary of Canadian Biography)

My Canadian Leaves: an account of a visit to Canada in 1864-1865 (1891 version) [Travel journal]
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Montgomery, L. M. (1874-1942) [Canadian novelist] Wikipedia Canadian Encyclopedia

Anne of Green Gables (1908) [Novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped Text (PG US) Audio Audio Wikipedia
Anne of Avonlea (1909) [Novel] HTML and Text Audio
Kilmeny of the Orchard (1910) [Novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped Text (PG US) Wikipedia
The Story Girl (1911) [Novel: frontispiece and cover illustration by George Gibbs (1870-1942)]
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Chronicles of Avonlea (1912) [Short stories] Text
The Golden Road (1913) [Novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped Text (PG US)
Anne of the Island (1915) [Novel] HTML and Text Audio
The Watchman and other Poems (1916) [Poetry] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
Anne's House of Dreams (1917) [Novel] Text
Rainbow Valley (1919) [Novel: frontispiece by Maria Louise Kirk (born 1860; died no later than 1939, probably in 1938)]
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Further Chronicles of Avonlea (1920) [Short stories] Text
Rilla of Ingleside (1921) [Novel] Text
Emily of New Moon (1923) [Novel] HTML Text Text zipped
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The Blue Castle (1926) [Novel] HTML Text Text zipped
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Magic for Marigold (1929) [Novel] HTML Text Text zipped
A Tangled Web (1931) [Novel] HTML Text Text zipped
Pat of Silver Bush (1933) [Novel] HTML Text Text zipped
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Moodie, Susanna (1803-1885) [Canadian memoirist and novelist] Wikipedia Dictionary of Canadian Biography Canadian Poetry Archive Library and Archives Canada Canadian Encyclopedia

The Little Quaker; or, The triumph of virtue. A tale for the instruction of youth. (ca. 1826-27) [Children's novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
Roughing It in the Bush (1852) [Memoirs] Text
Life in the Clearings versus the Bush (1853) [Memoirs] HTML and Text
Mark Hurdlestone: or, The Two Brothers (1853) [Novel] HTML and Text
The Monctons (1853) [Novel]
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Flora Lyndsay; or, Passages in an Eventful Life. (1854) [Novel]
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Roughing it in the Bush; or, Forest Life in Canada (1871 version) [The first Canadian edition of Moodie's classic account of her life in Upper Canada, issued nineteen years after its first publication in London. Includes new material by Moodie, and some fine illustrations by Charles F. Damoreau (fl. ca. 1856-1871) and the Toronto artist Seymour]
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George Leatrim; or, The Mother's Test (1875) [Novel for children: catalogue at end of book includes an illustration by William Small (1843-1931) Tate Collection]
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Moore, George Augustus (1852-1933) Wikipedia Princess Grace Irish Library (Monaco)

Sister Teresa (1909 version) (1909: earlier version published in 1901) [Novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
Hail and Farewell (1925) [Autobiography: earlier separate versions of the three parts first published in 1911 (Ave), 1912 (Salve), and 1914 (Vale)] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped


More, Hannah (1745-1833) [English religious writer, abolitionist, and playwright] Wikipedia The Twickenham Museum

Percy. A Tragedy. (1778) [Neo-Shakespearian tragedy] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped OhioLINK ETD (Eleni Siatra)


Morice, Adrien-Gabriel (1859-1938) [Missionnaire, explorateur, ethnologue et lexicographe canadien / Canadian missionary, explorer, ethnologist, and lexicographer] fr.wikipedia Wikipedia ABCBookWorld

The History of the Northern Interior of British Columbia (formerly New Caledonia) [1660 to 1880] (1905 [third edition: first edition published in 1904]) [History, with many illustrations, including the first published portrait of the explorer Simon Fraser [1776-1862] Wikipedia] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
L'abbé Émile Petitot et les découvertes géographiques au Canada: étude géographico-historique (1923) [Monographie sur le missionaire-explorateur Émile Petitot Dictionnaire biographique du Canada] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip Texte UTF-8 Texte UTF-8 zip
Souvenirs d'un missionnaire en Colombie Britannique (1933) [Autobiographie] HTML HTML zip Texte Texte zip EPUB [PGC no 600]


Morrow, George (1869-1955) [Irish cartoonist] Wikipedia
with: Marshall, Archibald (1866-1934) [English novelist]

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Muir, Edwin (1887-1959) [Scottish (Orkadian) poet] Wikipedia

Journeys and Places (1937) [Poems. The Journeys, our poet remarks, "deal more or less with movements in time", and the Places "with places reached and the character of such places".] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #859]


Munro, William Bennett (1875-1957) [Canadian historian] Marianopolis College (biography by Damien-Claude Bélanger)

The Seigneurs of Old Canada: A Chronicle of New-World Feudalism (1914) [History: vol. 5 of "The Chronicles of Canada". Illustrations by Philippe de Champaigne (1602-1674) Wikipedia Musée du Louvre, Charles Huot (1855-1930) Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Cornelius Krieghoff (1815-1872) Wikipedia Dictionary of Canadian Biography, and W. W. Smith (ca. 1855)]
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Munthe, Axel Martin Fredrik (1857-1949) [Swedish physician and author] Wikipedia

Letters from a Mourning City (Naples. Autumn, 1884) (1887) [When the author (a physician by trade) arrived in Naples intending to take a holiday, he found that there had been a major outbreak of cholera. This book, his account of what he experienced as a first-hand witness, first appeared as a series of articles published in the Stockholm newspaper Dagblad Wikipedia. Our author modestly remarks that they "were written under circumstances scarcely favourable to literary pursuits", but it is difficult to see any shortcomings. The translation from Swedish was by the English composer Maude Valérie White (1855-1937) Wikipedia The Independent (Sophie Fuller).]
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Vagaries (1898) [The celebrated collection of essays and reflections Wikipedia by the famous Swedish physician and author. In later years, Munthe was to issue revised versions of the collection: for our ebook, we have used the text of the 1898 first edition.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #933]
Red Cross & Iron Cross, by A Doctor in France (1916) [Novel about the First World War, published while the war was still raging, based on Munthe's own war experiences within a British ambulance corps when he was already in his late fifties] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #710]


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

Carlyon Sahib. A Drama in Four Acts. (1900) [A play set in England and in British India: it created some degree of controversy. This printed edition includes the minor revisions Murray made following the play's first production in 1899.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #873]
Andromache. A Play In Three Acts. (1900) [An original play about Andromache Wikipedia, wife of Hector, set during the Trojan War. Murray's verse translations of ancient Greek plays are famous: many of them are offered by PG Canada. But this is an original play in prose: Murray described it as "a simple historical play, with as little convention as possible, placed in the Greek Heroic Age, and dealing with one of the ordinary heroic stories." Includes a preface by Murray addressed to William Archer (1856-1924) Wikipedia, the friend of Shaw and translator of Ibsen.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #916]
Euripides and his Age (1913) [The original 1913 version of Murray's famous introduction to the works of the ancient Athenian playwright Euripides (ca. 480-406 B.C.) Wikipedia] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #709]
The United States and the War (1916) [Three articles, published at the end of August 1916. Murray believed it was clear that the U.S would not enter the First World War, but he was wrong — eight months later the U.S. declared war on Germany! Nonetheless, an interesting and informative set of articles.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #792]

From Faith, War, and Policy. Addresses and Essays on the European War. (1917):
Andrew Lang, the Poet (1948) [The 1947 Andrew Lang Lecture Wikipedia on the poetry of Andrew Lang (1844-1912) Wikipedia, better known in 1947 and today as a folklorist and historian than as a poet.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #604]

Translations of Aeschylus (ca. 525-456 B.C.) [Athenian playwright] Wikipedia Translations of Aristophanes (445 B.C. or earlier - ca. 385 B.C.) [Athenian playwright] Wikipedia Translations of Euripides (ca. 480-406 B.C.) [Athenian playwright] Wikipedia
Translations of Sophocles (ca. 496-406 B.C.) [Athenian playwright] Wikipedia


Murray, William Henry Harrison (1840-1904) [American clergyman, outdoorsman, and author] Wikipedia

The Story that the Keg Told Me, and The Story of the Man Who Didn't Know Much (1889) [Two novellas, both set in the Adirondack Mountains Wikipedia of New York State. The novellas, both of which feature John Norton the Trapper, are the first two parts of the Adirondack Tales: in the introduction, Murray explains the genesis of this series.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #656]
The Mystery of the Woods, and The Man Who Missed It (1891) [Two novellas, both set in the Adirondack Mountains Wikipedia of New York State] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #590]


Myrand, Ernest (1854-1921) [Écrivain canadien] Encyclopédie canadienne

Une fête de Noël sous Jacques Cartier (1888) [Histoire] HTML et Texte


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Nesbit, Edith ("E. Nesbit") [Bland, Edith] (1858-1924) [English novelist, poet, and political activist] Wikipedia

Number 17 (1910) [Suspense story. Hotels generally have one or two rather special rooms...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1142]


Nicholson, Gerald William Lingen (1902-1980) [Canadian military historian]

Marlborough and the War of the Spanish Succession (1955) [History, published by Canadian Army's Directorate of Military Training. It is because of the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-1714) Wikipedia that Spain today has a Bourbon king, descended from Louis XIV of France. But the Sun King by no means gained everything that he had sought (Spain remained a kingdom separate from France): this was largely because of the brilliant military campaigns conducted by John Churchill, the 1st Duke of Marlborough Wikipedia. Lt.-Col. G. W. L. Nicholson, the Canadian military historian, has given us this brilliantly written and wonderfully readable short history of the war. The many illustrations include an outstanding series of maps by Captain C. C. J. Bond.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #1058]


Niven, Frederick John (1878-1944) [Canadian novelist] ABCBookWorld McMaster University Libraries William H. New (Canadian Literature #32 [Spring 1967]),

The Island Providence (1910) [Historical novel, set in the late seventeenth century] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #503]
A Wilderness of Monkeys (1911) [Novel: our edition includes an inscription from Frederick Niven to Daniel Rider] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #541]
Hands Up! (1913) [Novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #474]
Wild Honey (1927) [Novel, perhaps one of Niven's finest, about railway laborers in British Columbia. The action of the novel takes place in the "dry belt" between Ashcroft and Kamloops.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #748]
The Staff at Simson's (1937) [Novel about a family firm in Scotland] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB (experimental) [PGC #585]
Coloured Spectacles (1938) [Autobiography. Niven's account of the course of his life from Valparaiso, Chile to Nelson, British Columbia by way of Glasgow and many other places.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1000]
The Transplanted (1944) [Novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped


Nodier, Charles (1780-1844) [Écrivain et bibliothécaire français] fr.wikipedia Académie Française Wikipedia
Translator / traducteur: Orts-Ramos, Tomás (1866-1939) [Spanish journalist / journaliste espagnol]

El Pintor de Salzburgo (1919) [Tales and essays in Spanish / Contes et essais en espagnol: translations of / traductions de Des types en littérature (1830), Le peintre de Salzbourg (1803), Les méditations du cloître (1803) & Adèle (1820)] 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


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

The Pearl Lagoon (1924) [Novel for teenagers, set in the South Seas] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #769]


Notman, William McFarlane (1857-1913) [Canadian photographer] Canadian Encyclopedia

Through Mountains and Canyons. The Canadian Rockies. (1906) [A portfolio of photographs taken in the mountains of British Columbia and Alberta, "photographed by Wm. Notman & Son Montreal". We ascribe the book to William McFarlane Notman, son of the celebrated Montreal photographer William Notman (1826-1891), because the younger Notman is known to have travelled and photographed extensively in Western Canada along the line of the newly completed Canadian Pacific Railway.] HTML HTML zipped Text (lacking the photographs, naturally) Text zipped EPUB [PGC #787]


Noyes, Alfred (1880-1958) [English poet and novelist] Wikipedia The Catholic World, January 1959 (Derek Stanford) CatholicAuthors.com

The Sun Cure (1929) [Satirical novel, reminiscent of the early novels of Evelyn Waugh, which were written around the same period. The Rev. Basil Strode is invited by his old friend Harry Dalston to go on vacation with him and return to nature. He rashly accepts the invitation, not realizing what going back to nature might entail.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #980]
The Last Man (1940) [Science fiction novel. A death ray has been invented which largely wipes out humanity. There are some survivors, however...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped UTF-8 text UTF-8 text zipped EPUB [PGC #903]


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O'Connor, John (1870-1952) [English priest and memoirist] Wikipedia St Michael's College, University of Toronto

Father Brown on Chesterton (1937) [Memoir of the journalist, mystery writer and Christian apologist G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936) Wikipedia by the priest who was the model for the principal character in the "Father Brown" mystery stories] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped


O'Duffy, Eimar Ultan (1893-1935) [Irish playwright, novelist, and economist] Princess Grace Irish Library (Monaco)

The Bird Cage (1932) [Mystery novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped


O'Hagan, Thomas (1855-1939) [Canadian teacher, journalist, and poet] Canadian Catholic Historical Association (James T. Hurley, 1950)

Songs of Heroic Days (1916) [A fine collection of poems, published during the First World War, and including a letter from Jules Ingenbleek (1876-1953) fr.wikipedia De Grootste Breeënaar [Nederlands], conveying to the poet the congratulations of Albert I of Belgium] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #853]
Father Morice (1928) [A short biography of British Columbia missionary, explorer, and historian Adrien-Gabriel Morice (1859-1938) Wikipedia, some of whose works (in both French and English) you will find in the PG Canada catalogue. This monograph was published as part of the Ryerson Canadian History Readers series.]
CAUTION: Certain statements in this ebook today would be considered grossly racist.
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Oliphant, Margaret Oliphant Wilson (1828-1897) [Scottish novelist] Wikipedia The Victorian Web

The Rector and The Doctor's Family (1863) [Two novellas] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped
Phoebe, Junior (1876) [Novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped UTF-8 text UTF-8 text zipped
Sir Tom (1883 or 1884) [Novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #437]
A Country Gentleman and his Family (1886) [Novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #446]
The Marriage of Elinor (1892) [Novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped


Omar Khayyám (1048-1131) [Persian mathematician, astronomer, and poet] Wikipedia

The Rubáiyát [Poems: 1859 version] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped Wikipedia
Translator: FitzGerald, Edward (1809-1883) [English translator] Wikipedia
Illustrator: MacManus [also spelt McManus], Blanche (1869-1935) [American author and illustrator] Wikipedia


Opie, Amelia Alderson (1769-1853) [English novelist] Wikipedia

A Wife's Duty (1820) [An elegantly written novel on domestic relations. As our narrator comments, similar events affect different people in different ways: "as the rays of light call forth different hues and gradations of colour, according to the peculiar surfaces of the objects on which they fall, so common circumstances vary in their results and their effects, according to the different natures and minds of those to whom they occur." We include a frontispiece created by Albert Henry Payne (1812-1902) for the 1847 edition on which our ebook is based.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #753]


Oppenheim, Edward Phillips (1866-1946) [English novelist] Wikipedia

A Daughter of the Marionis [U.S. title: To Win the Love He Sought] (1895) [Novel: a romance, involving a Sicilian oath of vengeance. An English lord meets a Sicilian singer, Adrienne, and they fall in love. But a Sicilian, Leonardo di Marioni, has already declared his love for her! Much intrigue follows, in Italy and in England.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1116]
The Seven Conundrums (1923) [Seven short stories, all of them mysteries, or, if you will, conundrums. Illustrated by New York artist Wallace Morgan (1873[1875?]-1948) [U.S.] Army Art of World War I Library of Congress] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #995]
The Wrath to Come (1924) [Novel. A heady mixture of high society and international intrigue, elegantly presented.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #990]
The Passionate Quest (1924) [Novel. Family firms often have challenges.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #987]
The Inevitable Millionaires (1925) [Novel. Two sons inherit a London business: as time passes they become even wealthier than their late father. The firm's accountant reports that they are now worth a million pounds, a gigantic sum in that era. But he also sends them a letter from their late father: towards the end of his life, he realized that the rich have a social responsiblity to spend considerable sums. He directs his sons to learn how to spend money.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1041]
Gabriel Samara, Peacemaker (1925) [Catherine Borans, of the Hotel Weltmore Typewriting and Secretarial Bureau, is far from happy when presented with her newest client, Gabriel Samara, a mysterious Russian. But events take many unexpected turns...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1018]
The Golden Beast (1926) [Novel, set largely in Norfolk. Great wealth can be toxic to a family. Israel, first Baron Honerton, who had achieved great success in the pharmaceuticals business, was absolutely admirable. But his descendants are a different story...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1009]
The Interloper (1926) [Novel, published in the U.K. as The Ex-Duke. A priest in Italy turns out to have connections to England. Connections at the very highest level...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1105]
The Million Pound Deposit (1930) [Novel about commercial intrigue involving Boothroyds, a manufacturing firm located near Leeds] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #984]
The Ostrekoff Jewels (1932) [Novel, which opens in the Ostrekoff Palace in St. Petersburg; but the action soon moves elsewhere.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB (beta) [PGC #953]
Crooks in the Sunshine (1932) [Novel. Dark doings in the sunny surroundings of the French Riviera.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #986]
Murder at Monte Carlo (1933) [Novel] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped [PGC #444]
The Spy Paramount (1935) [Novel, set in Rome and other glamorous European locales.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #803]
The Battle of Basinghall Street (1935) [Novel. Financial intrigues in the City, i.e. the City of London] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #758]
Ask Miss Mott (1937) [Ten short stories. Miss Mott is a newspaper columnist, offering advice to readers on various personal matters. Is she now to become a consultant on crime? Of course, her uncle does work at Scotland Yard...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1106]
Sir Adam Disappeared (1939) [Novel. When someone disappears, people generally notice. Particularly in the case of someone as rich as Sir Adam Blockton, a banker with a difference: he actually owns his bank!] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1168]
The Grassleyes Mystery (1940) [A mysterious stranger visits an estate agent in Nice: he wishes to find a place to live, near Nice or Cannes, but as secluded as possible. From that point, the mystery deepens further...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1023]
The Man Who Changed His Plea (1942) [Novel, set in London. The accused in a high-profile murder trial at the last moment changes his plea to guilty, thereby receiving a life sentence, rather than being condemned to death, the likely outcome had he pled not guilty. But that's just the beginning...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #985]


Baroness Orczy [Orczy, Emmuska] (1865-1947) [English novelist] Wikipedia

Marivosa (1930) [Novel. Timothy O'Clerigh, is cheated out of his inheritance by an unscrupulous woman. His work to regain it leads him to South America and a mysterious cult leader. He meets and falls in love with the cultist's daughter, and is taken prisoner by the cultist.,.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #1001]
A Joyous Adventure (1932) [Historical novel set in 1800, and revolving around Martin Saint-Denys, an English nobleman fallen on financial hard times. He's also suffering from extreme boredom, so puts up posters offering a £5,000 reward to anyone who can relieve this boredom...] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #974]
Sir Percy Leads the Band (1936) Wikipedia [Intrigue and heroism in Revolutionary France. One of the characters masquerades as a Canadian farmer! The eighth of the Scarlet Pimpernel novels to be published, but the plot follows immediately upon the first novel in the series Wikipedia, which appeared in 1905. Our ebook includes the two anonymous illustrations from the 1953 London edition.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #999]


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

Animal Farm (1945) Wikipedia [A critique of the totalitarian socialist states of the twentieth century, in the form of a fable. Perhaps Orwell's finest creation.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #785]
Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) Wikipedia [Orwell's famous novel predicting a bleak totalitarian future. Some believe that it has been largely fulfilled; others do not.] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped EPUB [PGC #949]


Otway, Thomas (1652-1685) [English playwright] Wikipedia NNDB

The Orphan; or The Unhappy Marriage (1680) [Tragedy set within the household of a nobleman, Acasto, and involving his two sons] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped Wikipedia [PGC #489]
Venice Preserved [Venice Preserv'd] (1682) [An early "she-tragedy" Wikipedia, featuring a suffering heroine, very shortly after actresses made their first appearance on the English stage] HTML HTML zipped Text Text zipped