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  • The Railway Children

    The Railway Children

    The story concerns a family who move to a house near the railway after the father is imprisoned as a result of being falsely accused of selling state secrets to the Russians.

  • Room 13

    ROOM 13

    Recently released from prison, John Gray visits his old friend Peter Kane.

  • Cranford

    Cranford

    Cranford is a witty portrait of small town life in early-Victorian England.

  • Scaramouche

    Scaramouche

    A romantic tale of a young aristocrat's adventures during the French Revolution. At one point the hero joins a theater troupe to portray ''Scaramouche''.

  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

    The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

    Headless horsemen were staples of Northern European storytelling, featuring in German, Irish (e.g. Dullahan), Scandinavian (e.g.

  • In the Penal Colony

    In the Penal Colony

    The story is set in an unnamed penal colony. Internal clues and the setting on an island suggest Octave Mirbeau's The Torture Garden as an influence.

  • The Technique of the Mystery Story

    The Technique of the Mystery Story

    Do you love mystery stories, such as the Sherlock Holmes stories and those of Edgar Allan Poe and Agatha Christie? Do you ever yearn to be a good writer of mysteries?

  • The Master Criminal

    The Master Criminal

    A collection of 12 stories published serially in The Ludgate, London, Jun 1897 to May 1898, in which the criminal mastermind, Felix Gryde, conducts his nefarious criminal work -- theft, kidnapping,

  • Tom Sawyer, Detective

    Tom Sawyer, Detective

    Tom Sawyer, Detective is an 1896 novel by Mark Twain. It is a sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), and Tom Sawyer Abroad (1894).

  • Looking Further Backward

    Looking Further Backward

    China invades the United States to restore US capitalism in the year 2020 in this dystopian 1890 sequel to Edward Bellamy's 1888 novel Looking Backward.