Lady Audley's Secret was one of the first and most successful sensation novels of the late 19th century. A young gentleman of leisure, Robert Audley, is spurred into action when his friend Geroge Talboys goes missing from Audley Court.
Published in 1901, M. P. Shiel's The Purple Cloud is an early last man science fiction novel.
According to the great horror writer H.P. Lovecraft The Ghost Pirates . . . is a powerful account of a doomed and haunted ship on its last voyage, and of the terrible sea-devils.
Darwin consolidated a lifetime of work in On the Origin of Species, compiling his discoveries from the voyage of the Beagle, his experiments, research and correspondence.
Charles Darwin is the English naturalist whose work laid the foundation for evolutionary biology and theory.
In a Glass Darkly collects together five short stories from gothic horror and mystery writer Sheridan Le Fanu.
Doctor Dolittle takes on an apprentice, Tommy Stubbins, as they set out to find Long Arrow, the world's greatest naturalist.
Liza of Lambeth (1897) narrates Liza's last four months alive.
The Moon and Sixpence is a fictional novel heavily influenced by the life of French painter Paul Gauguin.