The World's Greatest Books — Volume 05 — Fiction
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  • THE WORLD'S
  • GREATEST
  • BOOKS
    • JOINT EDITORS
      • ARTHUR MEE
        • Editor and Founder of the Book of Knowledge
      • Editor and Founder of the Book of Knowledge
      • J.A. HAMMERTON
        • Editor of Harmsworth's Universal Encyclopaedia
      • Editor of Harmsworth's Universal Encyclopaedia
      • VOL. V
      • FICTION
    • ARTHUR MEE
      • Editor and Founder of the Book of Knowledge
    • Editor and Founder of the Book of Knowledge
    • J.A. HAMMERTON
      • Editor of Harmsworth's Universal Encyclopaedia
    • Editor of Harmsworth's Universal Encyclopaedia
    • VOL. V
    • FICTION
    • MAXWELL GRAY
      • The Silence of Dean Maitland
        • I.--Impending Tragedy
        • II.--Sin-Engendered Sin
        • III.--The Darkness of a Prison
        • IV.--"I Will Confess my Wickedness"
      • I.--Impending Tragedy
      • II.--Sin-Engendered Sin
      • III.--The Darkness of a Prison
      • IV.--"I Will Confess my Wickedness"
    • The Silence of Dean Maitland
      • I.--Impending Tragedy
      • II.--Sin-Engendered Sin
      • III.--The Darkness of a Prison
      • IV.--"I Will Confess my Wickedness"
    • I.--Impending Tragedy
    • II.--Sin-Engendered Sin
    • III.--The Darkness of a Prison
    • IV.--"I Will Confess my Wickedness"
    • GERALD GRIFFIN
      • The Collegians
        • I.--A Secret Wife
        • II.--Tempted
        • III.--"Found Drowned"
        • IV.--Exiled for Life
      • I.--A Secret Wife
      • II.--Tempted
      • III.--"Found Drowned"
      • IV.--Exiled for Life
    • The Collegians
      • I.--A Secret Wife
      • II.--Tempted
      • III.--"Found Drowned"
      • IV.--Exiled for Life
    • I.--A Secret Wife
    • II.--Tempted
    • III.--"Found Drowned"
    • IV.--Exiled for Life
    • JOHN HABBERTON
      • Helen's Babies
        • I.--The Imps
        • II.--The Fate of a Bouquet
        • III.--Budge, the Interpreter
        • IV.--The Fruit of My Visit
      • I.--The Imps
      • II.--The Fate of a Bouquet
      • III.--Budge, the Interpreter
      • IV.--The Fruit of My Visit
    • Helen's Babies
      • I.--The Imps
      • II.--The Fate of a Bouquet
      • III.--Budge, the Interpreter
      • IV.--The Fruit of My Visit
    • I.--The Imps
    • II.--The Fate of a Bouquet
    • III.--Budge, the Interpreter
    • IV.--The Fruit of My Visit
    • LUDOVIC HALEVY
      • The Abbé Constantin
        • I.--"The Good Days Are Gone"
        • II.--The New Parishioners
        • III.--Friendship Grows
        • IV.--Bettina's Confession
      • I.--"The Good Days Are Gone"
      • II.--The New Parishioners
      • III.--Friendship Grows
      • IV.--Bettina's Confession
    • The Abbé Constantin
      • I.--"The Good Days Are Gone"
      • II.--The New Parishioners
      • III.--Friendship Grows
      • IV.--Bettina's Confession
    • I.--"The Good Days Are Gone"
    • II.--The New Parishioners
    • III.--Friendship Grows
    • IV.--Bettina's Confession
    • NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE
      • The Scarlet Letter
        • I.--The Pedestal of Shame
        • II.--A Pearl of Great Price
        • III.--The Leach and his Patient
        • IV.--Revelation
      • I.--The Pedestal of Shame
      • II.--A Pearl of Great Price
      • III.--The Leach and his Patient
      • IV.--Revelation
      • The House of the Seven Gables
        • I.--The Old Pyncheon Family
        • II.--The House without Sunshine
        • III.--Miss Hepzibah's Guests
        • IV.--The Spell is Broken
      • I.--The Old Pyncheon Family
      • II.--The House without Sunshine
      • III.--Miss Hepzibah's Guests
      • IV.--The Spell is Broken
    • The Scarlet Letter
      • I.--The Pedestal of Shame
      • II.--A Pearl of Great Price
      • III.--The Leach and his Patient
      • IV.--Revelation
    • I.--The Pedestal of Shame
    • II.--A Pearl of Great Price
    • III.--The Leach and his Patient
    • IV.--Revelation
    • The House of the Seven Gables
      • I.--The Old Pyncheon Family
      • II.--The House without Sunshine
      • III.--Miss Hepzibah's Guests
      • IV.--The Spell is Broken
    • I.--The Old Pyncheon Family
    • II.--The House without Sunshine
    • III.--Miss Hepzibah's Guests
    • IV.--The Spell is Broken
    • ROBERT HICHENS
      • The Garden of Allah
        • I.--The Home of Peace
        • II.--Defying Allah in Allah's Garden
        • III.--The Eternal Song of Love
        • IV.--A Nomad's Honeymoon
        • V.--I Have Insulted God
      • I.--The Home of Peace
      • II.--Defying Allah in Allah's Garden
      • III.--The Eternal Song of Love
      • IV.--A Nomad's Honeymoon
      • V.--I Have Insulted God
    • The Garden of Allah
      • I.--The Home of Peace
      • II.--Defying Allah in Allah's Garden
      • III.--The Eternal Song of Love
      • IV.--A Nomad's Honeymoon
      • V.--I Have Insulted God
    • I.--The Home of Peace
    • II.--Defying Allah in Allah's Garden
    • III.--The Eternal Song of Love
    • IV.--A Nomad's Honeymoon
    • V.--I Have Insulted God
    • OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
      • Elsie Venner
        • I.--The Eyes of Elsie Venner
        • II.--Cousin Richard Venner
        • III.--The Perilous Hour
        • IV.--The Secret is Whispered
      • I.--The Eyes of Elsie Venner
      • II.--Cousin Richard Venner
      • III.--The Perilous Hour
      • IV.--The Secret is Whispered
    • Elsie Venner
      • I.--The Eyes of Elsie Venner
      • II.--Cousin Richard Venner
      • III.--The Perilous Hour
      • IV.--The Secret is Whispered
    • I.--The Eyes of Elsie Venner
    • II.--Cousin Richard Venner
    • III.--The Perilous Hour
    • IV.--The Secret is Whispered
    • THOMAS HUGHES
      • Tom Brown's Schooldays
        • I.--Tom Goes to Rugby
        • II.--The War of Independence
        • III.--The Turn of the Tide
        • IV.--Tom Brown's Last Match
      • I.--Tom Goes to Rugby
      • II.--The War of Independence
      • III.--The Turn of the Tide
      • IV.--Tom Brown's Last Match
      • Tom Brown at Oxford
        • I.--St. Ambrose's College
        • II.--Summer Term
        • III.--A Crisis
        • IV.--The Master's Term
      • I.--St. Ambrose's College
      • II.--Summer Term
      • III.--A Crisis
      • IV.--The Master's Term
    • Tom Brown's Schooldays
      • I.--Tom Goes to Rugby
      • II.--The War of Independence
      • III.--The Turn of the Tide
      • IV.--Tom Brown's Last Match
    • I.--Tom Goes to Rugby
    • II.--The War of Independence
    • III.--The Turn of the Tide
    • IV.--Tom Brown's Last Match
    • Tom Brown at Oxford
      • I.--St. Ambrose's College
      • II.--Summer Term
      • III.--A Crisis
      • IV.--The Master's Term
    • I.--St. Ambrose's College
    • II.--Summer Term
    • III.--A Crisis
    • IV.--The Master's Term
    • VICTOR HUGO
      • Les Misérables
        • I.--Jean Valjean, Galley-Slave
        • II.--Father Madeleine
        • III.--A Hunted Man
        • IV.--Something Higher than Duty
      • I.--Jean Valjean, Galley-Slave
      • II.--Father Madeleine
      • III.--A Hunted Man
      • IV.--Something Higher than Duty
      • Notre Dame de Paris
        • I.--The Hunchback of Notre Dame
        • II.--Esmeralda
        • III.--The Archdeacon's Passion
        • IV.--The Attack on Notre Dame
      • I.--The Hunchback of Notre Dame
      • II.--Esmeralda
      • III.--The Archdeacon's Passion
      • IV.--The Attack on Notre Dame
      • The Toilers of the Sea
        • I.--A Lonely Man
        • II.--The Prey of the Rocks
        • III.--The Devil-Fish
        • IV.--Fate's Last Blow
      • I.--A Lonely Man
      • II.--The Prey of the Rocks
      • III.--The Devil-Fish
      • IV.--Fate's Last Blow
      • The Man Who Laughs
        • I.--The Child
        • II.--Gwynplaine and Dea
        • III.--The House of Lords
        • IV.--Night and the Sea
      • I.--The Child
      • II.--Gwynplaine and Dea
      • III.--The House of Lords
      • IV.--Night and the Sea
    • Les Misérables
      • I.--Jean Valjean, Galley-Slave
      • II.--Father Madeleine
      • III.--A Hunted Man
      • IV.--Something Higher than Duty
    • I.--Jean Valjean, Galley-Slave
    • II.--Father Madeleine
    • III.--A Hunted Man
    • IV.--Something Higher than Duty
    • Notre Dame de Paris
      • I.--The Hunchback of Notre Dame
      • II.--Esmeralda
      • III.--The Archdeacon's Passion
      • IV.--The Attack on Notre Dame
    • I.--The Hunchback of Notre Dame
    • II.--Esmeralda
    • III.--The Archdeacon's Passion
    • IV.--The Attack on Notre Dame
    • The Toilers of the Sea
      • I.--A Lonely Man
      • II.--The Prey of the Rocks
      • III.--The Devil-Fish
      • IV.--Fate's Last Blow
    • I.--A Lonely Man
    • II.--The Prey of the Rocks
    • III.--The Devil-Fish
    • IV.--Fate's Last Blow
    • The Man Who Laughs
      • I.--The Child
      • II.--Gwynplaine and Dea
      • III.--The House of Lords
      • IV.--Night and the Sea
    • I.--The Child
    • II.--Gwynplaine and Dea
    • III.--The House of Lords
    • IV.--Night and the Sea
    • ELIZABETH INCHBALD
      • A Simple Story
        • I.--The Priest's Ward
        • II.--The Priest Marries His Ward
        • III.--A Fatal Experiment
        • IV.--Outcasts
        • V.--His Daughter's Happiness
      • I.--The Priest's Ward
      • II.--The Priest Marries His Ward
      • III.--A Fatal Experiment
      • IV.--Outcasts
      • V.--His Daughter's Happiness
    • A Simple Story
      • I.--The Priest's Ward
      • II.--The Priest Marries His Ward
      • III.--A Fatal Experiment
      • IV.--Outcasts
      • V.--His Daughter's Happiness
    • I.--The Priest's Ward
    • II.--The Priest Marries His Ward
    • III.--A Fatal Experiment
    • IV.--Outcasts
    • V.--His Daughter's Happiness
    • G.P.R. JAMES
      • Henry Masterton
        • I.--When Charles the First Was King
        • II.--A Web of Intrigue
        • III.--Days of Gloom
        • IV.--The Mysterious Monk
      • I.--When Charles the First Was King
      • II.--A Web of Intrigue
      • III.--Days of Gloom
      • IV.--The Mysterious Monk
    • Henry Masterton
      • I.--When Charles the First Was King
      • II.--A Web of Intrigue
      • III.--Days of Gloom
      • IV.--The Mysterious Monk
    • I.--When Charles the First Was King
    • II.--A Web of Intrigue
    • III.--Days of Gloom
    • IV.--The Mysterious Monk
    • SAMUEL JOHNSON
      • Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia
        • I.--Life in the Happy Valley
        • II.--The Escape Into the Outer World
        • III.--The Search for Happiness
        • IV.--Happiness They Find Not
      • I.--Life in the Happy Valley
      • II.--The Escape Into the Outer World
      • III.--The Search for Happiness
      • IV.--Happiness They Find Not
    • Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia
      • I.--Life in the Happy Valley
      • II.--The Escape Into the Outer World
      • III.--The Search for Happiness
      • IV.--Happiness They Find Not
    • I.--Life in the Happy Valley
    • II.--The Escape Into the Outer World
    • III.--The Search for Happiness
    • IV.--Happiness They Find Not
    • MAURUS JOKAI
      • Timar's Two Worlds
        • I.--How Ali Saved his Daughter
        • II.--Timor Tempted and Fallen
        • III.--The Ownerless Island
        • IV.--"My Name is Nobody"
      • I.--How Ali Saved his Daughter
      • II.--Timor Tempted and Fallen
      • III.--The Ownerless Island
      • IV.--"My Name is Nobody"
    • Timar's Two Worlds
      • I.--How Ali Saved his Daughter
      • II.--Timor Tempted and Fallen
      • III.--The Ownerless Island
      • IV.--"My Name is Nobody"
    • I.--How Ali Saved his Daughter
    • II.--Timor Tempted and Fallen
    • III.--The Ownerless Island
    • IV.--"My Name is Nobody"
    • COULSON KERNAHAN
      • A Dead Man's Diary
        • I.--The Ghost of the Past
        • II.--The Secret of Man's Destiny
        • III.--Dead Souls
        • IV.--On the Brink of the Pit
      • I.--The Ghost of the Past
      • II.--The Secret of Man's Destiny
      • III.--Dead Souls
      • IV.--On the Brink of the Pit
    • A Dead Man's Diary
      • I.--The Ghost of the Past
      • II.--The Secret of Man's Destiny
      • III.--Dead Souls
      • IV.--On the Brink of the Pit
    • I.--The Ghost of the Past
    • II.--The Secret of Man's Destiny
    • III.--Dead Souls
    • IV.--On the Brink of the Pit
    • CHARLES KINGSLEY
      • Alton Locke
        • I.--A Sweating Shop
        • II.--I Move Among the Gentlefolks
        • III.--Riot and Imprisonment
        • IV.--In Exile
      • I.--A Sweating Shop
      • II.--I Move Among the Gentlefolks
      • III.--Riot and Imprisonment
      • IV.--In Exile
      • Hereward the Wake
        • I.--Hereward Seeks His Fortune
        • II.--Hereward Encounters Some Old Friends
        • III.--Hereward in England
        • IV.--The Last of the English
      • I.--Hereward Seeks His Fortune
      • II.--Hereward Encounters Some Old Friends
      • III.--Hereward in England
      • IV.--The Last of the English
      • Hypatia
        • I.--The Laura
        • II.--Hypatia, Queen of Paganism
        • III.--Pandemonium
        • IV.--Back to the Desert
      • I.--The Laura
      • II.--Hypatia, Queen of Paganism
      • III.--Pandemonium
      • IV.--Back to the Desert
      • Two Years Ago
        • I.--Tom Thurnall's Wanderings
        • II.--The Wreck
        • III.--The Cholera
        • IV.--Christmas Eve
      • I.--Tom Thurnall's Wanderings
      • II.--The Wreck
      • III.--The Cholera
      • IV.--Christmas Eve
      • Water-Babies
        • I.--"I Must be Clean!"
        • II.--A Lonely, Mischievous Water-Baby
        • III.--In St. Brandon's Fairy Isle
        • IV.--At the Other-End-of-Nowhere
      • I.--"I Must be Clean!"
      • II.--A Lonely, Mischievous Water-Baby
      • III.--In St. Brandon's Fairy Isle
      • IV.--At the Other-End-of-Nowhere
      • Westward Ho!
        • I.--How Amyas Came Home the First Time
        • II.--The Brotherhood of the Rose
        • III.--The Good Ship Rose
        • IV.--Amyas Comes Home for the Third Time
      • I.--How Amyas Came Home the First Time
      • II.--The Brotherhood of the Rose
      • III.--The Good Ship Rose
      • IV.--Amyas Comes Home for the Third Time
    • Alton Locke
      • I.--A Sweating Shop
      • II.--I Move Among the Gentlefolks
      • III.--Riot and Imprisonment
      • IV.--In Exile
    • I.--A Sweating Shop
    • II.--I Move Among the Gentlefolks
    • III.--Riot and Imprisonment
    • IV.--In Exile
    • Hereward the Wake
      • I.--Hereward Seeks His Fortune
      • II.--Hereward Encounters Some Old Friends
      • III.--Hereward in England
      • IV.--The Last of the English
    • I.--Hereward Seeks His Fortune
    • II.--Hereward Encounters Some Old Friends
    • III.--Hereward in England
    • IV.--The Last of the English
    • Hypatia
      • I.--The Laura
      • II.--Hypatia, Queen of Paganism
      • III.--Pandemonium
      • IV.--Back to the Desert
    • I.--The Laura
    • II.--Hypatia, Queen of Paganism
    • III.--Pandemonium
    • IV.--Back to the Desert
    • Two Years Ago
      • I.--Tom Thurnall's Wanderings
      • II.--The Wreck
      • III.--The Cholera
      • IV.--Christmas Eve
    • I.--Tom Thurnall's Wanderings
    • II.--The Wreck
    • III.--The Cholera
    • IV.--Christmas Eve
    • Water-Babies
      • I.--"I Must be Clean!"
      • II.--A Lonely, Mischievous Water-Baby
      • III.--In St. Brandon's Fairy Isle
      • IV.--At the Other-End-of-Nowhere
    • I.--"I Must be Clean!"
    • II.--A Lonely, Mischievous Water-Baby
    • III.--In St. Brandon's Fairy Isle
    • IV.--At the Other-End-of-Nowhere
    • Westward Ho!
      • I.--How Amyas Came Home the First Time
      • II.--The Brotherhood of the Rose
      • III.--The Good Ship Rose
      • IV.--Amyas Comes Home for the Third Time
    • I.--How Amyas Came Home the First Time
    • II.--The Brotherhood of the Rose
    • III.--The Good Ship Rose
    • IV.--Amyas Comes Home for the Third Time
    • HENRY KINGSLEY
      • Geoffry Hamlyn
        • I.--In a Devonshire Village
        • II.--A General Exodus
        • III.--The New World
        • IV.--Father and Son
      • I.--In a Devonshire Village
      • II.--A General Exodus
      • III.--The New World
      • IV.--Father and Son
      • Ravenshoe
        • I.--Charles Loses His Brother and His Home
        • II.--Charles Loses Himself
        • III.--The Last Eighteen Shillings
        • IV.--A Life-Long Shadow
      • I.--Charles Loses His Brother and His Home
      • II.--Charles Loses Himself
      • III.--The Last Eighteen Shillings
      • IV.--A Life-Long Shadow
    • Geoffry Hamlyn
      • I.--In a Devonshire Village
      • II.--A General Exodus
      • III.--The New World
      • IV.--Father and Son
    • I.--In a Devonshire Village
    • II.--A General Exodus
    • III.--The New World
    • IV.--Father and Son
    • Ravenshoe
      • I.--Charles Loses His Brother and His Home
      • II.--Charles Loses Himself
      • III.--The Last Eighteen Shillings
      • IV.--A Life-Long Shadow
    • I.--Charles Loses His Brother and His Home
    • II.--Charles Loses Himself
    • III.--The Last Eighteen Shillings
    • IV.--A Life-Long Shadow
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