• Novels,  Upton Sinclair

    The Overman Novel (1907) by Upton Sinclair

    The Overman Novel (1907) by Upton Sinclair According to Nietzsche, An overman is then someone who has a life which is not merely to live each day with no meanings when nothing in the past and future is more important than the present, or more precisely, the pleasure and happiness in the present, but with the purpose for humanity.  [Download This PDF Book ##download##]

  • Novels,  Upton Sinclair

    Samuel the Seeker PDF novel (1910) by Upton Sinclair

    Download Samuel the Seeker PDF novel (1910) by Upton Sinclair Sinclair’s novel follows the journey of Samuel Prescott, an idealistic young farm boy who strikes out on his own to strike it rich when his father dies shortly after losing all of his savings in a bad stock market investment. What would typically be a rags-to-riches story becomes a rags-to-rags exercise in futility, as Samuel is confronted with every form of social injustice and societal ill that you can imagine? Upton introduces Samuel to the reader as a virtual blank slate with little more than farming and bible verses to inform his world view. Through the novel, Samuel eagerly adopts every…

  • Novels

    Prisoners of the sea : a romance of the seventeenth century ( 1897) PDF book by Florence Morse Kingsley

    Prisoners of the sea: a romance of the seventeenth century ( 1897) by Florence Morse Kingsley Review by Jack Baillot If you have any doubts about how much I love this book I will just say this. The main character’s name is Henri Baillot. I commandeered his last name for my pen-name. I read this book about three or four years ago and have read it about five or so times since. I love the story, full of unexpected events and adventures, and I love Baillot. The ending was wonderful, nothing I was expecting. The story is about five shipwrecked people who end up on a mysterious island that was recently…

  • Drama,  Novels

    Phantom, a novel (1922) PDF by Gerhart Hauptmann (Translated to English)

    Phantom, a novel  (1923) by  Gerhart Hauptmann (Translated to English) by  Bayard Quincy Morgan,  the novel was adapted into a movie with the same name Lorenz, is a clerk in a minor government office, an aspiring poet, and a member of a family headed by a worrisome mother who has a tense relationship with a daughter, Melanie, whom the mother believes works as a prostitute.  One day, while Lorenz is walking to work, a woman driving two white horses hits him in the road, knocking him to the ground. Physically, he is unharmed, but from that point forward, the woman in the carriage (named Veronika) consumes his every thought. His…

  • Fantasy,  Mark Twain,  Novels

    Personal recollections of Joan of Arc, Novel by Mark Twain (1896) PDF book

    Personal recollections of Joan of Arc, Novel by Mark Twain (1896) PDF book This is a fictional story, Mark Twait changed the historical Joan of Arc into fantasy mixed with humor. this book contains illustrations Review by Alice Boon This novel was Mark Twain’s last completed work which he considered to be the best of all his books. He claimed that he had spent twelve years in its research and two in writing.  One of his key sources of research was Jules Quicherat’s Proces de Condamnation et de Rehabilitation de Jeanne d’Arc As a historical novel, this is one of those that let me learn a great deal about the historical…

  • Classic Books,  Novels

    Vanity fair (1917) Novel by William Makepeace Thackeray Free PDF book

    Vanity fair (1917) Novel by William Makepeace Thackeray Free PDF book Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero, William Makepeace Thackeray Vanity Fair is an English novel by William Makepeace Thackeray, which follows the lives of Becky Sharp and Emmy Sedley amid their friends and families during and after the Napoleonic Wars. A novel that chronicles the lives of two women who could not be more different: Becky Sharp, an orphan whose only resources are her vast ambitions, her native wit, and her loose morals; and her schoolmate Amelia Sedley, a typically naive Victorian heroine, the pampered daughter of a wealthy family. [Download This PDF Book ##download##]

  • Novels

    A knight of the Cumberland by John Fox (1906) PDF novel

    A knight of the Cumberland by John  Fox (1906) PDF novel Quite a find! A marvelous story. I plucked it from the 25 cent pile at a used book store. Fox wrote it in 1906. Wonderful narrative, well-handled plot, streamlined, fast. This man can write. I have a soft spot for Kentucky and the mountains around the Cumberland Gap. Call it sentimental, but the story portrays mountain people with pretty authentic mountain dialect and manners, sympathetically if romantically rendered.   [Download This PDF Book ##download##]

  • Historical Novel,  Novels

    The diall of princes Historical Novel by Antonio de Guevara PDF book (1919)

    The diall of princes Historical Novel by Antonio de  Guevara PDF book (1919) Translated by Sir Thomas North The story about the reign of Marcus Aurelius  Antonio de  Guevara   Born in Treceño in the province of Cantabria, he spent some of his youth at the court of Isabella I of Castile. In 1528 he entered the Franciscan order, and afterward accompanied Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, during his journeys to Italy and other parts of Europe. He successively held the offices of Charles V’s court preacher, court historiographer, Bishop of Guadix, Bishop of Mondoñedo, and Charles V’s counselor. His earliest work, entitled The Dial of Princes (Reloj de príncipes in…

  • Biography,  Classic Books,  English Literature,  Novels

    Download Walden; a story of life in the woods (1900) PDF ebook by Henry David Thoreau

    Walden; a story of life in the woods (1900) PDF ebook by Henry David Thoreau Walden is a book by American transcendentalist writer Henry David Thoreau. The text is a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings. The work is a part of a personal declaration of independence, social experiment, a voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and—to some degree—a manual for self-reliance. Walden details Thoreau’s experiences over the course of two years, two months, and two days in a cabin he built near Walden Pond amidst woodland owned by his friend and mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson, near Concord, Massachusetts. Thoreau used this time (July 4, 1845 – September 6, 1847)…

  • Classic Books,  Don Quixote,  Editor's Picks,  Novels

    The adventures of Don Quixote (1912) PDF abridged from the original edition Illustrations

    The adventures of Don Quixote (1912) abridged from the original edition by W.M. Thackeray with Illustrations The plot revolves around the adventures of a noble (hidalgo) from La Mancha named Alonso Quixano, who reads so many chivalric romances that he loses his mind and decides to become a knight-errant (caballero andante) to revive chivalry and serve his nation, under the name Don Quixote de la Mancha. Cervantes, Don Quixote. “In a certain corner of la Mancha, the name of which I do not choose to remember, there lately lived one of that country gentleman, who adorn their halls with rusty lace and worm-eaten target, and ride forth on the skeleton…