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Carnacki the Ghost Finder

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Thomas Carnacki was a detective of the supernatural created by William Hope Hodgson for a series of short stories. Hodsgon, also a noted photographer and bodybuilder, might have created more...

The Dunwich Horror

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In a rundown farmhouse near isolated, rural Dunwich, a bizarre family conjures and nurtures an evil entity from another realm, with the purpose of destroying the world and delivering it...

Twenty-Two Goblins

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These 22 stories are told by the Goblin to the King Vikram. King Vikram faces many difficulties in bringing the vetala to the tantric. Each time Vikram tries to capture...

The Book of Halloween

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This book is intended to give the reader an account of the origin and history of Hallowe'en, how it absorbed some customs belonging to other days in the year, such...

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The Rocket Book

The Rocket Book begins when the son of a building superintendent sets a match to a rocket he discovered in the basement.

Alice in Blunderland: An Iridescent Dream

Alice in Wonderland travels on a boring day with the Mad Hatter, the March Hare, and the Cheshire Cat to Blunderland. 

The Fairy Tales of Science

This book, written in the mid-19th century and illustrated by Charles H. Bennett, introduces topics in science for children.

The Princess and the Goblin

Eight-year-old Princess Irene lives a lonely life in a castle in a wild, desolate, mountainous kingdom, with only her nursemaid. Irene has never known about the existence of the goblins...

My Bible History: Old Testament

A short and simple Old Testament Bible History for children which can also be enjoyed by adults. The Bible stories start with Creation, a section covering Adam and Eve, Abraham...

Nonsense Verses by Edward Lear

Lear's nonsense works are distinguished by a facility of verbal invention and a poet's delight in the sounds of words, both real and imaginary.

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The Garden of Eden

Ben Connor is a gambler who knows horses. He goes out west and discovers a breed of grey horses that he thinks are the best horses he has ever seen...

Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

Though apparently presenting the reader with a collage of poignant memories, temporal digressions and random anecdotes, the Confessions is a work of immense sophistication and certainly one of the most...

Aesop's Fables

These wonderful tales and hundreds more have been passed down to us over the centuries. The man credited with writing them, Aesop, was an Ancient Greek slave born about 620...

The Jungle

It is the end of the 19th century and like thousands of others, the Rudkus family has emigrated from Lithuania to America in search of a better life. As they...

In Brief Authority

Satiric comedy from 1915 about a nouveau riche British family and their nanny who get whisked off to Maerchenland ('the land of Fairy Tales') one evening in a car drawn...

Three Ghost Stories

Charles Dickens produced a string of ghost stories with enduring charm. Three of them are presented here and The Signal Man is one of the best known.

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