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  • The Snowballby Stanley J. Weyman

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 1.99

    Sometimes, a seemingly trivial turn of events can spiral into a huge mess. That's exactly what happens in Stanley J. Weyman's story "The Snowball," in which a casually tossed clod of ice and snow sets off an international incident. Packed with political intrigue from start to finish, fans of fast-paced historical fiction will thoroughly... more...

  • The Abbot's Ghostby Louisa May Alcott

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Settle in for a cozy holiday-themed read from the author of beloved classics like Little Women. In The Abbot's Ghost, Louisa May Alcott builds on the traditional elements of a Victorian ghost story, pitting a group of well-drawn characters against one another in a thrilling mystery plot. A perfect diversion at Christmas or any time of the year. more...

  • May Flowersby Louisa May Alcott

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 2.99

    This story from Little Women author Louisa May Alcott follows a group of young girls who, seeking to expand their horizons, begin to learn more about the world around them and the plight of the downtrodden. Soon, the experiment takes on a life of its own -- with consequences no one could have predicted. more...

  • A Fair Penitentby Wilkie Collins

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 1.99

    Delve into the seamy underside of eighteenth-century Paris in this gripping short story from beloved British author Wilkie Collins. The fair penitent of the title is a renowned stage actress who decides to give up her life of cultural refinement and cushy creature comforts to seek out a more spiritually fulfilling path. Will she find a way to make... more...

  • Castle Nowhereby Constance Fenimore Woolson

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Regarded by scholars and fans alike as an important female author of the nineteenth century, Constance Fenimore Woolson -- a relative of the great chronicler of early American life, James Fenimore Cooper -- was known for her uniquely compelling characterizations, particularly of the women in her stories. This collection of sketches and tales highlights... more...

  • Once a Weekby A. A. Milne

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Think A.A. Milne's literary legacy begins and ends with the Winnie-the-Pooh stories? Think again. Milne was a prolific writer, and actually came to prefer writing for adults over time. This collection of humorous short sketches, stories, and vignettes is a perfect introduction to Milne's output for those who have long since graduated from kindergarten. more...

  • Rodman the Keeperby Constance Fenimore Woolson

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Though born in the Northeast and raised in the Midwest, Constance Fenimore Woolson (the grand-niece of renowned American author James Fenimore Cooper) spent many summers traveling in Florida and throughout the South. Woolson draws on her life experiences as an outsider in that often intensely insular culture to craft the insightful and sensitive stories... more...

  • The Queen of Sheba & My Cousin the Colonelby Thomas Bailey Aldrich

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Though best remembered as a poet and as an influential editor at several august publications, including New York Illustrated News and Atlantic Monthly, author Thomas Bailey Aldrich also wrote a number of elegant, understated and witty novels, and later turned to subjects that hewed more closely to the conventions of the action-adventure genre. Fans... more...

  • Long Oddsby H. Rider Haggard

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 1.99

    The subjects and historical periods that British action-adventure writer H. Rider Haggard tackled in his vast body of work ranged considerably, but one element remains a constant thread that unites his entire oeuvre: heart-racing adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat. If you're looking for an engaging and entertaining read, try... more...

  • Lords of the Housetopsby Carl Van Vechten

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Cat lovers, you're in for a literary treat. Lords of the Housetops brings together a carefully curated selection of beloved stories with one key criterion in common: fabulous felines feature prominently in all of them. Curl up with your kitty and settle in with tales from Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe and many other literary luminaries. more...