In the series Author’s Best Works, FdBooks offers a selection of the best authors in world literature. Each book has interactive footnotes and chapter headings in clear and elegant typeset, and is available at a very affordable price. Because… 
Culture is priceless, almost always.


Authors

Jane Addams (3)

G. Ade (1)

E. Arlington Robinson (3)

S. Vincent Benêt (1)

R. Austin Freeman (4)

E. Glyn (13)

W.W. Jacobs (4)

H. James (9)

Gina Lombroso Ferrero (1)

L. Maud Montgomery (3)

A. Quiller-Couch

H. Willem van Loon (1)


Author’s Best Works

Great Expectations

This is probably one of the most famous coming-of-age romance ever written. Charles Dickens published Great expectations in 1861 as a serial in «All the Year Around», a periodical founded and owned by Dickens.

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol was first published in 1843 in London by Chapman & Hall; since then this book has never been out of print. With this famous novella Charles Dickens was the first author to reach a large amount of readers and making them think about an humanitarian vision of the Christmas holidays.

H. James, "Italian Hours". With an Appreciation by Joseph Conrad.

Italian Hours

Italian Hours is a travel book written by Henry James trough several years of exploration of Italy. James loved very much Venice, Rome, Ravenna and many other Tuscany cities.

Henry James, "In the Cage". With an Appreciation by Joseph Conrad.

In the Cage

In the Cage is a novella about a woman who works in London as a telegraphist. The unnamed protagonist of this story do display a lively imagination and a nearly photographic memory, and a particular attitude in reading other people’s telegrams, being aware of many secrets…

“Ghamba”

W.C. Scully, “Ghamba”. [Other books by W.C. Scully] Ghamba is a short mystery novel set in Africa, published in 1879 by William Charles Scully. This short story is an extract from the Scribner’s collection Stories by English Authors – Africa. This interactive digital edition includes: Interactive Notes and Chapters, News about the Author, News about…

Long Odds

H. Rider Haggard, “Long Odds”. [Other books by H. Rider Haggard] Long Odds is a short mystery novel set in Africa, published in 1879 by Arthur Conan Doyle. This short story is an extract from the Scribner’s collection Stories by English Authors – Africa. This interactive digital edition includes: Interactive Notes and Chapters, News about…

King Bemba’s Point

J. Landers, “King Bemba’s Point”. King Bemba’s point is a short mystery novel set in Africa, published in 1879 by Joseph Landers. This short story is an extract from the Scribner’s collection Stories by English Authors – Africa. This interactive digital edition includes: Interactive Notes and Chapters, News about the Author, News about the Book,…

The Mystery of Sasassa Valley

A. Conan Doyle, “The Mystery of Sasassa Valley”. FREE PREVIEW ON: Ebook edition (http://goo.gl/jnufyK) [Other books by C. Doyle] The Mystery of Sasassa Valley is a short mystery novel set in Africa, published in 1879 by Arthur Conan Doyle. This short story is an extract from the Scribner’s collection Stories by English Authors – Africa.…

The Aspern Papers

The Aspern Papers was first published in London by Henry James in 1888 in «The Atlantic Monthly» and by Macmillan & Co. in the same year.

Henry James, "The Europeans". With an Appreciation by Joseph Conrad.

The Europeans

The Europeans is a short comedy first published in the periodical «The Atlantic Monthly» in 1878. In the same year, this novel appeared both in England and in the USA by Macmillan & Co. and Houghton, Osgood & Co.

The Figure in the Carpet

The Figure in the Carpet was first published in the periodical «Cosmopolis» in 1896. In the same year, the same novel appeared both in England and in the USA in a volume titled Embarrassments.

Henry James, "The Beast in the Jungle". With an Appreciation by Joseph Conrad.

The Beast in the Jungle

The Beast in the Jungle was first published in London by Henry James in 1903 by Methuen Publishing in the collection The Better Sort. It’s one of the most famous novellas about by Henry James about the meaning of life, death, love and fate.

Daisy Miller

“Daisy Miller” was first published in England by Henry James in 1878 in «Cornhill Magazine», and then in 1979 by Harper & Brothers. The Author takes as a pretext the life of the beautiful Daisy to show prejudices and different thoughts of Americans towards Europeans and vice versa. In a letter, James said that Daisy is the victim of a «social rumpus» that goes on either over her head or beneath her notice.

The Turn of the Screw

“The Turn of the Screw” was published by Henry James in 1898 in the USA. It is a gothic story novella in which the Author tells us a ghost story in a non-stereotypical way: ghosts are weird extensions of everyday reality. Nonetheless, James refers to the classical Gothic fiction.

The Altar of the Dead

“The Altar of the Dead” was published by Henry James in 1895 in the USA. It is a fable on life and death significance.

Fables in Slang

Fables in Slang was published in 1899 by George Ade and illustrated by Clyde James Newman.

High Noon

“High Noon” was published in 1909 by D. Appleton and Company as a new sequel to “Three Weeks” (1911).

One Day

“One Day” was published in 1909 by D. Appleton and Company as a sequel to “Three Weeks” (1907).

Three Things

“Three Things” was published in 1915 by D. Appleton and Company.

Merlin

Merlin was published in 1917 by Edwin Arlington Robinson.

The Children of the Night

The Children of the Night was published in 1897 by Edwin Arlington Robinson. Edwin Arlington Robinson was an American poet and sonnet writer who won three Pulitzer Prizes for his work.

Anne Of Green Gables

“Anne Of Green Gables” was published in 1908 by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Lucy Maud Montgomery was a Canadian author best known for a series of novels beginning in 1908 with Anne of Green Gables. Anne of Green Gables was an immediate success. The central character, Anne, an orphaned girl, made Montgomery famous in her lifetime and gave her an international following. The first novel was followed by a series of sequels with Anne as the central character. Montgomery went on to publish 20 novels as well as 530 short stories, 500 poems, and 30 essays. Most of the novels were set on Prince Edward Island, Canada, and places in the Canadian province became literary landmarks (extract from Wikipedia).

Jane Addams, "A New Conscience And An Ancient Evil".

A New Conscience And An Ancient Evil

Jane Addams A New Conscience And An Ancient Evil Ebook edition A New Conscience And An Ancient Evil was published in 1912 by Jane Addams. This interactive digital edition includes Interactive Notes and Chapters, News about the Author, News about the Book, a very interesting Tag cloud of the Book and a link to connect to…

Jane Addams, "The Spirit of Youth and the City Streets".

The Spirit of Youth and the City Streets

Jane Addams The Spirit of Youth and the City Streets Ebook edition The Spirit of Youth and the City Streets was published in 1930 by Jane Addams. This interactive digital edition includes Interactive Notes and Chapters, News about the Author, News about the Book, a very interesting Tag cloud of the Book and a link to…

Jane Addams, "Democracy and Social Ethics".

Democracy and Social Ethics

Jane Addams Democracy and Social Ethics FREE PREVIEW ON: Ebook edition Democracy and Social Ethics was published in 1902 by Jane Addams. This interactive digital edition includes Interactive Notes and Chapters, News about the Author, News about the Book, a very interesting Tag cloud of the Book and a link to connect to the Goodreads community…

Criminal Man

This interactive digital edition contains a precise and detailed summary of Lombroso’s thought about Criminal Anthropology. In this valuable book, there are many pictures and photographs of the original edition.

The lady of the barge

William Wymark Jacobs The lady of the barge Digital edition This interactive digital edition includes Interactive Notes and Chapters, News about the Author, News about the Book, a very interesting Tag cloud of the Book and a link to connect to the Goodreads community to ask questions and share comments and opinions. This ebook contains a…

The monkey’s paw

This ebook contains a detailed biography including all the publications of the Author and a brief biography. “The Monkey’s Paw” is a supernatural short story (contained in “The Lady Of The Barge”) by author W. W. Jacobs first published in England in 1902. In the story, three wishes are granted to the owner of the monkey’s paw, but the wishes come with an enormous price for interfering with fate. (extract from Wikipedia).

The old man of the sea

This ebook contains a detailed biography including all the publications of the Author and a smart biography. “The old man of the sea” is a very precious short story by W. W. Jacobs, author of several humorous and ghost stories, contained in “Ship’s Company”.

Young People’s Pride

This novel was written by Benêt in August 1922 and then published by Henry Holt And Company with some illustrations by Henry Raleigh.

Beyond the Rocks

Elinor Glyn Beyond the Rocks Paperback editionDigital edition This ebook contains a detailed bibliography including all the publications of the Author. The beautiful young Theodora Fitzgerald belongs to a family of a noble lineage whose fortunes have waned and who have lived in near poverty for most of her life. The book begins with her…

Halcyone

This ebook contains a detailed bibliography including all the publications of the Author. “Halcyone” was published in 1912. Elinor Glyn was a British novelist and screenwriter who worked for a long time in Hollywood as a producer and director. She created the erotic romance literary genre. In the Twenties of the twentieth century was one of the most prominent names of popular culture, especially in countries of the English-speaking area. She helped to create the myth of Rudolph Valentino, Gloria Swanson, and Clara Bow.

His Hour

Gritzko is a Russian nobleman and Tamara is the object of his desire. Elinor Glyn published this novel, also known as “When the Hour Came”, in 1910. This ebook contains a detailed biography including all the publications of the Author.

Man and Maid

This ebook contains a detailed bibliography including all the publications of the Author. 1922: Glyn, English novelist, whose best-selling romantic novels were once considered daring and slightly scandalous. Man and Maid begin: “February 1918. I am sick of my life, The war has robbed it of all that a young man can find of joy. I look at my mutilated face before I replace the black patch over the left eye, and I realize that, with my crooked shoulder, and the leg gone from the right knee downwards, that no woman can feel emotion for me again in this world. So be it-I must be a philosopher”. (extract from Goodreads).

Red hair

This ebook contains a detailed biography including all the publications of the Author. A free-spirited young girl has three middle-aged admirers, each of whom sees her from a completely different perspective. Unknown to her, they also happen to be the guardians of a wealthy young man to whom she is attracted. (extract from from Imbd).

The Career of Katherine Bush

This ebook contains a detailed bibliography including all the publications of the Author. “The Career of Katherine Bush” was published in 1916 by D. Appleton and Company. Elinor Glyn was a British novelist and screenwriter who worked for a long time in Hollywood as a producer and director. She created the erotic romance literary genre. In the Twenties of the twentieth century was one of the most prominent names of popular culture, especially in countries of the English-speaking area. She helped to create the myth of Rudolph Valentino, Gloria Swanson, and Clara Bow.

The man and the moment

This ebook contains a detailed bibliography including all the publications of the Author. “The man and the moment” was published in 1914 by D. Appleton and Company. Elinor Glyn was a British novelist and screenwriter who worked for a long time in Hollywood as a producer and director. She created the erotic romance literary genre. In the Twenties of the twentieth century was one of the most prominent names of popular culture, especially in countries of the English-speaking area. She helped to create the myth of Rudolph Valentino, Gloria Swanson, and Clara Bow.

The point of view

This ebook contains a detailed bibliography including all the publications of the Author. “The point of view” was published in 1913. Elinor Glyn was a British novelist and screenwriter who worked for a long time in Hollywood as a producer and director. She created the erotic romance literary genre. In the Twenties of the twentieth century was one of the most prominent names of popular culture, especially in countries of the English-speaking area. She helped to create the myth of Rudolph Valentino, Gloria Swanson, and Clara Bow.

The Reason Why

This ebook contains a detailed bibliography including all the publications of the Author. “The Reason Why” was published in 1911 by D. Appleton and Company. Elinor Glyn was a British novelist and screenwriter who worked for a long time in Hollywood as a producer and director. She created the erotic romance literary genre. In the Twenties of the twentieth century was one of the most prominent names of popular culture, especially in countries of the English-speaking area. She helped creating the myth of Rudolph Valentino, Gloria Swanson and Clara Bow.

Three weeks

Paul Verdayne, wealthy English nobleman in his early twenties is caught embracing the parson’s daughter. His parents decide to send him away to France and then Switzerland. In Switzerland, he sees a woman referred to only as “the Lady”. The Lady is older, in her thirties. After several days of exchanging lustful glances, they actually meet. She invites him to her apartment where they share a sexual relationship for three weeks. Eventually, Paul learns that the Lady is actually the queen of a Russian dependency and that her husband, the king, is abusive towards her. She disappears after the titular three weeks and Paul is upset and returns to England. Paul later finds out that the Lady has given birth to their son. With his father’s assistance, he finds out the Lady’s identity; however, before they can meet again, she is murdered by her husband. Paul is upset and spends the next five years wandering around from country to country until he decides to make preparations to meet his son. (extract from Wikipedia).

The Delectable Duchy

A. Quiller-Couch, “The Delectable Duchy”. FREE PREVIEW ON: Amazon .MOBI (http://goo.gl/MhvWlH) [Other books by Arthur Quiller-Couch] This interactive digital edition includes Interactive Notes and Chapters, News about the Author, News about the Book, a very interesting Tag cloud of the Book and a link to connect to the Goodreads community to ask questions and share comments…

The stranger’s latchkey

With this story, we are at the beginnings of the literature on the scientific police investigations. This ebook is an extract from “John Thorndyke’s Cases”, published in 1909, which collects some of best Dr. Thorndyke’s crime investigations. This edition contains the original illustrations of the novel, a detailed biography including all the publications of the Author and a brief biography.

The Mystery of 31 New Inn

Richard Austin Freeman The Mystery of 31 New Inn Digital edition This interactive digital edition includes: Interactive Notes and Chapters, News about the Author, News about the Book, a very interesting Tag cloud of the Book and a link to connect to the Goodreads community to ask questions and share comments and opinions. This ebook…

The Eye of Osiris

John Bellingham is a world-renowned archaeologist who goes missing mysteriously after returning from a voyage to Egypt where fabulous treasures have been uncovered. Bellingham seems to have disappeared leaving clues, which lead all those hunting down blind alleys. But when the piercing perception of the brilliant Dr. Thorndyke is brought to bear on the mystery, the search begins for a man tattooed with the Eye of Osiris in this strange, tantalizingly enigmatic tale. (Extract from Goodreads).

John Thorndyke’s Cases

This ebook contains the original illustrations of the novels, a detailed biography including all the publications of the Author and a brief biography.

Poison Island

A. Quiller-Couch, “Poison Island”. FREE PREVIEW ON: Google Play .EPUB (http://goo.gl/pZ3KIJ) Amazon .MOBI (http://goo.gl/mS32jV) [Other books by Arthur Quiller-Couch] This interactive digital edition includes Interactive Notes and Chapters, News about the Author, News about the Book, a very interesting Tag cloud of the Book and a link to connect to the Goodreads community to ask questions…

The Splendid Spur

A. Quiller-Couch, “The Splendid Spur”. FREE PREVIEW ON: Amazon .MOBI (http://goo.gl/Gm9T3b) [Other books by Arthur Quiller-Couch] This interactive digital edition includes Interactive Notes and Chapters, News about the Author, News about the Book, a very interesting Tag cloud of the Book and a link to connect to the Goodreads community to ask questions and share comments…

The Blue Pavilions

A. Quiller-Couch, “The Blue Pavilions”. FREE PREVIEW ON: Google Play .EPUB (http://goo.gl/cJnOK8) [Other books by Arthur Quiller-Couch] This interactive digital edition includes Interactive Notes and Chapters, News about the Author, News about the Book, a very interesting Tag cloud of the Book and a link to connect to the Goodreads community to ask questions and share…

On The Art of Reading

A. Quiller-Couch, “On The Art of Reading”. FREE PREVIEW ON: Paperback edition (http://goo.gl/tegcqb) Google Play .EPUB (http://goo.gl/vh6pnr) Amazon .MOBI (http://goo.gl/iTU4z5) [Other books by Arthur Quiller-Couch] This interactive digital edition includes Interactive Notes and Chapters, News about the Author, News about the Book, a very interesting Tag cloud of the Book and a link to connect to…