“Yonder” is a 1912 novel written by E. H. Young. Emily Hilda Daniell (1880–1949) was an English children's writer, novelist, mountaineer, and advocate for female suffrage who wrote under the pen name E. H. Young. Despite being almost completely unheard of now, Daniell was a celebrated author who produced numerous best sellers during her time. Her second novel, “Yonder” constitutes a must-read for those who have read and enjoyed other works by Daniell and would make for a worthy addition to any bookshelf. Other works by this author include: “Corn of Wheat” (1910), “A Bridge Dividing” (1922), and “Moor Fires” (1916). Read & Co. Books is republishing this classic novel now in a new edition complete with a new specially-commissioned biography of the author.
“Moor Fires” is a 1916 novel written by E. H. Young. Emily Hilda Daniell (1880–1949) was an English children's writer, novelist, mountaineer, and advocate for female suffrage who wrote under the pen name E. H. Young. Despite being almost completely unheard of now, Young was a celebrated author who produced numerous best sellers during her time. The third of her novels, “Moor Fires” centres around the lives of twin sisters Helen and Miriam Caniper, who live with their stepmother and two brothers on a stretch of wild moorland. Loving, domestic, and fond of her home, Helen couldn't be more different than her twin, who wishes to leave and spends her time tormenting any young man who she comes across. Other works by this author include: “Corn of Wheat” (1910), “Yonder” (1912), and “Celia” (1937). Read & Co. Books is republishing this classic novel now in a new edition complete with “Introductory Poems” by Edwin Waugh and Emily Brontë.
Zastrozzi was written by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822) at age of 17 during his last year at Eton, and it was published in 1810 when he was at Oxford. In the first edition, he was identified on the title page only by his initials. In St. Irvyne, published shortly afterward, he was identified as "A Gentleman of the University of Oxford." Both novels are of interest today as early artifacts of the age of the Gothic horror novel—the era that not long afterwards produced the magnificent Frankenstein by Shelley's wife Mary. A brief but complex tale of romance and revenge, Zastrozzi  —like its companion, St. Irvyne — was praised by some critics and derided by others. Both stories manifest the creative flair of their young author, who went on to become one of the greatest poets in the English language during his short life.
Juliet, a young woman frozen in time by ancient magics, is woken in a strange and modern world. As she struggles to reclaim who she once was, she must contend with over 500 years of cultural change. New friends, a new career, and a budding romance are all threatened by a secret organization, and it monsters, intent on destroying her. Is the only chance she has of saving herself is a love from her past who may be the biggest monster of them all? Can Juliet free herself from the burdens of her world and become a hero? Or is the most tragic love story of all time doomed to repeat itself?
An experimental novel far ahead of its time, «Tristram Shandy» was originally published from 1759 to 1767 in nine volumes. Shandy narrates the story of his life, beginning with his conception and diverting to his family, particularly his unconventional father Walter and his gentle Uncle Toby. Shandy cannot explain anything concisely, and Sterne utilizes many narrative devices to accommodate Shandy's digressions on countless subjects, especially human disconnection and his doubts about truly knowing himself. His disorderly account is rich in minor characters, especially Dr. Slop, Toby's servant Corporal Trim, and the parson Yorick. Despite being full of coarse humor and satire, Sterne's work was immediately and wildly popular in London, perhaps because it disregarded all the conventions of fiction, explored all of its potential, and dryly expressed its restrictions.
The last work of Trollope's series the Chronicles of Barsetshire, this novel concludes the unfinished stories of many characters from the previous novels, all the while centering on the impoverished Mr. Crawley, educated curate of Hogglestock. His daughter Grace wishes to marry Major Henry Grantly, the son of Archdeacon Grantly, who considers her unworthy of his son, although acknowledging that she is a lady of merit. Her courtship with Henry is further jeopardized when Mr. Crawley is accused of theft by writing a counterfeit check, which he cannot remember committing. The ensuing trial upsets the entire parish of Barset and threatens to tear apart Reverend Crawley's family. While clearly a satirical story of a society's materialism, «The Last Chronicle of Barset» also reveals Trollope's attention to the most minute details of human behavior. In depicting the complex character of the Reverend Crawley, the author creates a man full of self-doubt, whose pride has been humiliated time and again by the demeaning effects of destitution, and whose increasingly disconsolate state of mind threatens to prove a tragedy.
Theodor Fontane (1819-1898) was a German realist who worked for most of his life as a journalist, poet, editor, theater critic, and travel essayist. He could not attain the financial stability to write novels until he was almost sixty, at which point he began writing historical novels. He eventually concentrated on stories about Berlin society and the decline of the aristocracy, such as «Trials and Tribulations» and «Jenny Treibel». One of his best known works was «Effi Briest», a novel about a teenage girl whose family arranges a marriage between her and Baron von Innstetten, a promising 38-year-old government official. The remarkably passive and detached young girl soon finds herself entangled in an adulterous affair. Fontane's brilliant dialogue, poetic realism, and strong thematic elements put «Effi Briest» in the arena of such adultery tragedies as «Anna Karenina» and «Madame Bovary».
Ne'er-do-well Jimmy Crocker has never been good for much other than drinking, fighting and womanizing, however when he falls in love, and at the insistence of his Aunt Nesta, he becomes determined to reform his ways. In order to win the heart of his love he must pretend to be someone else and gets caught up in a comical kidnapping plot. «Piccadilly Jim» is a classic comedy of manners and mistaken identities in the style that fans of P. G. Wodehouse will be accustomed.
Jules Verne's classic science fiction sequel to «From the Earth to the Moon», «Round the Moon» is a forward-looking examination of the possibilities of space travel. One of the first books to look at the challenges and adventures of space travel, «Round the Moon» starts off where «From the Earth to the Moon» left off. We follow the crew of the projectile built by the Baltimore Gun Club on a journey towards their intended destination. Will they make it safely to the Moon and how will they return to the Earth? Read this captivating story of science fiction fantasy and adventure and find out.