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Soldiers' Pay

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William Faulkner

Soldiers return from the War to a mixed reception in America. The first novel by one of the 20th century's most poetic writers experimentin…

No. 17 (Number Seventeen)

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J. Jefferson Farjeon

A thriller about a down-and-out sailor finding his way in London. The book followed a successful play that was filmed by Alfred Hitchcock, …

Trois mois sous la neige: journal d'un jeune habitant du Jura

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Jean-Jacques Porchat

Un jeune homme pris dans la neige avec son grand-père et un chèvre doit se débrouiller pour survivre l'hiver. A young …

The Heart of the Ancient Wood

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Sir Charles G. D. Roberts

A woman and her daughter take refuge in a cabin deep in the Canadian forest. This is a tale of survival from the land, friendship and love.…

Days with Walt Whitman

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Edward Carpenter

"Days with Walt Whitman" is a contemplative summary of the life of Walt Whitman and the making of the poet, by one of his follower…

Shri Dnyaneshwar - A Sketch Of His Life And Teachings

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An overview of the life of Shri Dnyaneshwar and his devoted family. Dnyaneshwar was a 13th-century Indian poet and yogin. He commentated the…

Reminiscences et Portraits: Kamouraska

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François Magloire Derome

François Derome, auteur, avocat, fonctionnaire et journaliste canadien français, décrit en portraits brefs des paysages…

A Little Garland of Celtic Verse

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Poems of Ireland by various poets, including WB Yeats. Songful, soulful poems of the Ireland so many left behind (Summary by Czandra)

The Sailor's Word-book, D - G

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William Henry Smyth

An encyclopaedia (a digest, the author calls it) of nautical terms and other words relevant to navigation, the character of seafarers, fish …

The Sailor's Word-book, A - C

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William Henry Smyth

An encyclopaedia (a digest, the author calls it) of nautical terms and other words relevant to navigation, the character of seamen, this boo…

Tanka: Poems in Exile

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Jun Fujita

Jun Fujita's tanka are timeless, still, sad. Written in English, one wonders whether the recurring deserts are in Japan, in America, or in t…

The Sailor's Word-book, H - M

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William Henry Smyth

A digest of sea terms and phrases, including flora, fauna, fish, fowl and fable of the sea, weaponry aboard ship, parts of a ship, qualities…

Chapter 24: The Explanation Continued

In Princess Sukey: The Story of a Pigeon and Her Human Friends

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Marshall Saunders

Dear little Princess Sukey sitting by the fire—pretty little pigeon—of what is she thinking as she dreamily eyes the blazing wood? If a pige…

Part 7

In Anno Domini 2071

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Pieter Harting

Curious to see how the world was imagined to be 50 years from now? Harting, under the pseudonym Dr. Dioscorides, originally published his st…

Chapter V, pt 4

In Antonia

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George Sand

Will love conquer all? An entertaining novel of growth in light of societal pressures of propriety, finance and inheritance of 19th century …


In Jean-Christophe In Paris

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Romain Rolland

After fleeing to Paris, Jean-Christophe finds himself in great financial difficulty and takes up music teaching in wealthy families. As for …