The novel takes place at a time contemporary to the book’s publication; its setting is India under the British Empire. The title character is a boy of Irish descent who is orphaned and...
Author: Kipling, RudyardSummary:
Author: Muir, JohnSummary:
Famed naturalist John Muir (1838-1914) came to Wisconsin as a boy and studied at the University of Wisconsin. He first came to California in 1868 and devoted six years to the study of the Yosemite...
Author: Frank, HelenaSummary:
A collection of Yiddish folktales translated by various translators.
Author: HARDY, ThomasSummary:
Forced by her parents' ambitions among her wealthy D'Urberville cousins, Tess Durbeyfield attracts the unscrupulous Alec. Seduced and discarded, she finds work as a milkmaid, and her...
Author: Zangwill, IsraelSummary:
Author: WELLS, H. G.Summary:
Mr Polly is a middle-aged man, tired of his wife's nagging and his dreary job as a gentleman's out fitter in a small town. Facing bankruptcy, he concludes that the only way to escape his...
Author: STEVENSON, Robert LouisSummary:
A mysterious map, pirates, and pieces of eight! When young Jim Hawkins finds a map to pirates’ gold he starts on an adventure that takes him from his English village to a desert island...
Author: Stacpoole, H. de VereSummary:
Two young children, cousins Dicky and Emmeline Lestrange, and a galley cook survive a shipwreck in the South Pacific and are stranded on a lush tropical island. The cook, kindly old salt Paddy...