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Kim

Kim, aka Kimball O’Hara, is the orphan son of a British soldier and a half-caste opium addict in India. While running free through the streets of Lahore as a child he befriends a British secret service agent. Later, attaching himself to a Tibetan Lama on a quest to be freed from the Wheel of Life, […]


Genre: Action & Adventure, Fiction

Alarm Clock

Most useful high explosives, like ammonium nitrate, are enormously violent … once they’re triggered. But they will remain seemingly inert when beaten, burned, variously punished–until the particular shock required comes along…. Genre: Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Stories


Genre: Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Stories

The Woodlanders

The story takes place in a small woodland village called Little Hintock, and concerns the efforts of an honest woodsman, Giles Winterborne, to marry his childhood sweetheart, Grace Melbury. Although they have been informally betrothed for some time, her father has made financial sacrifices to give his adored only child a superior education and no […]


Genre: Fiction, Romance

The Four Feathers

This 1902 adventure novel by British writer A. E. W. Mason has inspired many films of the same title and is considered to be his best work, his “masterpiece”. It has been made into movies 5 times and a movie for television once. The novel tells the story of a British officer, Harry Feversham, who […]


Genre: Action & Adventure, Fiction, Romance, War & Military

The Masque of the Red Death

“The Masque of the Red Death”, originally published as “The Mask of the Red Death”, is a short story written by Edgar Allan Poe and first published in 1842. The story follows Prince Prospero’s attempts to avoid a dangerous plague known as the Red Death by hiding in his abbey. He, along with many other […]


Genre: Fiction, Horror, Short Stories