Fiction

Noli Me Tangere

José Rizal

Crisóstomo Ibarra, the mestizo son of the recently deceased Don Rafael Ibarra, is returning to San Diego in Laguna after seven years of study in Europe. Kapitán Tiago, a family friend, bids him to spend his first night in Manila where T...

Association Football and How To Play It

John Cameron

A team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of 11 players. It is played by approximately 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field c...

The Venus Evil

Chester S. Geier

Everyone remembers the anger created by the pre-sponsorship launch of the first rocket to Mars, where a government project reached the same goal within a few months. The government rocket blew up a short distance beyond the Heaviside Tier, but a litt...

Moby Dick

Herman Melville

Moby-Dick; or, The Whale is an 1851 novel by American writer Herman Melville. The book is the sailor Ishmael's narrative of the obsessive quest of Ahab, captain of the whaling ship Pequod, for revenge on Moby Dick, the giant white sperm whale that on...

Her Serene Highness

David Graham Phillips

ON the top floor of Grafton’s house, n Michigan Avenue, there was a room filled with what he called “the sons of the fathers”—the bad pictures and statuary come down from two generations of more or less misdirected enthusiasm...

Siddhartha

Hermann Hesse

The story takes place in the ancient Nepalese kingdom of Kapilavastu. Siddhartha decides to leave his home in the hope of gaining spiritual illumination by becoming an ascetic wandering beggar of the Śamaṇa. Joined by his best friend Govinda, Siddhar...

The Romance of Lust: A classic Victorian erotic novel

Anonymous

The Romance of Lust, or Early Experiences is a Victorian erotic novel written anonymously in four volumes during the years 1873–1876 and published by William Lazenby. Henry Spencer Ashbee discusses this novel in one of his bibliographies of ero...

Twas the Night before Christmas: A Visit from St. Nicholas

Clement Clarke Moore

A Visit from St. Nicholas, more commonly known as The Night Before Christmas and 'Twas the Night Before Christmas from its first line, is a poem first published anonymously in 1823 and later attributed to Clement Clarke Moore, who claimed authorship...

A Christmas Carol in Prose; Being a Ghost Story of Christmas

Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas, commonly known as A Christmas Carol, is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in London by Chapman & Hall in 1843 and illustrated by John Leech. A Christmas Carol recounts the...