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Literary | Plays & Screenplays
The Wide Night Sky by Matt Dean
Price: Free! Words: 81,020. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Leland Littlefield thinks he has a happy family. But the cracks are beginning to show. His wife is drifting away and his children are busy handling their own victories and disasters. Leland has always considered himself bisexual, but he has never acted on his attraction to men—that is, until a spontaneous kiss brings to light many of his deepest fears and desires.
Jane Austen's Mansfield Park: Abridged by Emma Laybourn
Price: Free! Words: 105,300. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Classics
This edition of "Mansfield Park" has been shortened to two-thirds of its original length, and slightly simplified, whilst preserving Jane Austen's style. It offers readers with good English a more approachable version of the great classic novel.
The Narcissist by David Antonelli
Price: Free! Words: 91,830. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A man returns from Algeria in search of his lover only to have her vanish mysteriously just days later. Refusing to admit that she is dead, he believes that the secret of her disappearance lies in the works of the French surrealist poet Antonin Artaud. The Narcissist is a stylish Film Noir classic dreamed up by Rimbaud and written by Celine, a work of literary fiction that defies categorization.
Lady Collendon's Cook - Meet Mrs Green, Good Cook, Evil Poisoner by Herbert Howard Jones
Price: Free! Words: 198,340. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 3 reviews)
As a cook working for Lady Collendon, Jewish Mrs Green is accused of poisoning a Nazi diner. But was it true? Read her story.
Ravenstone (Book 1, The Ravenstone Chronicles) by Louise Franklin
Price: Free! Words: 97,560. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2014 by Katharina Franck. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Young adult or teen(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Born into a privileged life in London, all that is required of Georgiana Wyndham is to live a life of virtue and obedience. She fails at both. Crippled by her father's severe beating, she remains strong and refuses to allow him to crush her indomitable will. When her father threatens those she loves, Georgiana knows that only way to stop him is with a knife through his heart.
George Eliot's Daniel Deronda: Abridged by Emma Laybourn
Price: Free! Words: 186,580. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Literature » Literary
"Daniel Deronda", the last, great novel by the author of "Middlemarch", is less read nowadays than it deserves because of its length and complexity. This abridged version makes George Eliot's important and insightful work more accessible to the general reader.
Laurence Sterne's Tristram Shandy, Abridged by Emma Laybourn
Price: Free! Words: 131,010. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Classics, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Tristram Shandy, widely regarded as one of the great works of English literature, is also one of the most difficult to read. This edition simplifies and shortens the book to two-thirds of its original length, making it accessible to the general reader while retaining its wit and style.
13 Years in America by Melanie Steele
Price: Free! Words: 66,870. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Fiction » Literature » Literary(4.94 from 34 reviews)
The powerful story of one woman’s search for happiness and fulfillment in modern-day America.
Pedalling Backwards by Julia Russell
Price: Free! Words: 57,200. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary(5.00 from 2 reviews)
On a bleak, muddy island in the Blackwater Estuary, Lizzie struggles to come to terms with the loss of her unborn child and the death of her sister. Trapped in a damp cottage with her ineffectual but well-meaning husband, and her aloof parents, the things that are said and left unsaid on this strained family holiday threaten the complex ties between mothers and fathers and their daughters.
The Sea View Cafe by Michael Graeme
Price: Free! Words: 212,460. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Fleeing a toxic marriage and a job that's killing him, Finn winds up in the forgotten English seaside town of Carrickbar. The country is in pre-BREXIT crisis, and America has gone mad. Things don't look good, least of all for him. But he's about to meet Hermione Watts, owner of the Sea View Cafe, a woman with an eye for suffering and a heart ever ready to heal. If anyone can fix things, she can.
In the Future This Will Not Be Necessary by Paul Samael
Price: Free! Words: 51,370. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Technological(4.75 from 4 reviews)
A thought-provoking novel about a technology-obsessed cult and the disillusioned narrator’s obsession with the cult leader’s wife. “Fluent [and] witty”, “Well written and teeming with interesting ideas”, “Fantastic” (comments by members of peer review site youwriteon).
Olive Branches Don't Grow On Trees by Grace Mattioli
Price: Free! Words: 62,360. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The story 23 year old Silvia Greco's journey to make peace in her feuding family while finding direction in her own life. Set in present-day New Jersey, this novel is filled with unforgettable characters, insight and humor. This is the first book featuring the lovable, quirky Greco family. The second book is "Discovery of an Eagle" (2014). Suspense Magazine, Best of 2012!
Alif by Bradley Stoke
Price: Free! Words: 92,820. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Alif is a country quite unlike any you may have visited but a great deal like all of them. It is a land where the State runs the brothels, but where many liberties are proscribed.Ana takes up employment as a secretary in a State brothel, but finds out as much about herself as about the others who work there. She falls in love with Binta, but the course of true love doesn't run smooth.
Some Day Days by C. Litka
Price: Free! Words: 79,990. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » New adult(4.00 from 1 review)
Be careful what you wish for – wishes can come true, as Hugh Gallagher discovers when the girl of his dreams, the incomparable Selina Beri, comes seeking his expertise on a piece of technology she needs to understand for her last final exam. Can Hugh, the classic shy, geeky, university student, avoid making a fool of himself with the girl he's loved from afar? A romance set in the near future.
Harajuku (+) by S. Michael Choi
Price: Free! Words: 54,830. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary(3.00 from 1 review)
Ritchie Ufuo, recent graduate of a Pennsylvania university, moves to Tokyo where he runs into the champagne-and-cocaine Soren Soutern. The louche, high-spending, high-octane group of Japan expats introduce a new world to him, but at what cost and to what outcome? Japan around the turn of the century, with ecstasy and cocaine flowing, and the future apparently limitless...
Queen of the Jews by NL Herzenberg
Price: Free! Words: 107,090. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2015 by Philistine Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In contemporary New York City, a Jewish woman falls in love with a Palestinian wall painter who has been charged with killing her. Galia, a Russian Jew living in New York, has no idea that the man she’s drawn to, Alejandro (not his real name), isn’t Mexican at all, but is actually a Palestinian who carries out the wishes of his Mastermind, ostensibly a college professor.
Ishtah - The Prostitute's Daughter by Ella Hansing
Price: Free! Words: 65,480. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Daughter of the most illustrious prostitute in all Arrapha, young Ishtah must find a way to endure her mother’s fame. With the ceremony of the god Ashur beginning in a few short hours, will she risk the unknown in pursuit of happiness, or succumb to acceptance of a life lived in shadows and eternal shame? - FREE for a limited time - Online ratings and reviews welcomed -
The Lavender and the Rose by Michael Graeme
Price: Free! Words: 200,680. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
A man is walking alone at dusk in the remote hills of Westmorland, an ancient county in the North of England. Coming down to a quiet mountain tarn, he discovers a woman, dressed entirely in Victorian costume, apparently waiting for him,...