The Time Machine – H.G. Wells
The Time Machine is a novel by H. G. Wells, first published in 1895, later made into two films of the same title. The novel’s protagonist is an amateur inventor or scientist living in London identified simply as The Time Traveler. Having demonstrated to friends using a miniature model that time is a fourth dimension. It’s a suitable apparatus that can move back and forth in this fourth dimension.
Dracula – Bram Stoker
Dracula has been attributed to many literary genres including horror fiction, the gothic novel and invasion literature. Structurally it is an epistolary novel, that is, told as a series of diary entries and letters. Literary critics have examined many themes in the novel, such as the role of women in Victorian culture, conventional and repressed sexuality, immigration, post-colonialism and folklore.
Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
The story details an incident when Marlow, an Englishman, took a foreign assignment as a ferry-boat captain on what readers may assume is the Congo River, in the Congo Free State, a private colony of King Leopold II; the country is never specifically named. Though his job is transporting ivory downriver.
Around the World in 80 Days – Jules Verne
Around the World in Eighty Days is a classic adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne, first published in 1873. In the story, Phileas Fogg of London and his newly-employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a £20,000 wager set by his friends at the Reform Club.
Hound of the Baskervilles – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Hound of the Baskervilles is a crime novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, originally serialized in the Strand Magazine in 1901 and 1902, which is set largely on Dartmoor 1889. At the time of researching the novel, Conan Doyle was a General Practitioner in Plymouth, and thus was able to explore the moor and accurately capture its mood and feel. In the novel, the detective Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr. Watson are called to investigate a curse which is alleged to be on the house of the Baskervilles.
Legend of Sleepy Hollow – Washington Irving
The story is set in the Dutch settlement of Tarry Town, New York, in a secluded glen called Sleepy Hollow. It tells the story of Ichabod Crane, a priggish schoolmaster from Connecticut, who competes with Abraham “Brom Bones” Van Brunt, for the hand of eighteen-year-old Katrina Van Tassel. As Crane leaves a party, he is pursued by the Headless Horseman, supposedly the ghost of a Hessian trooper who lost his head to a cannon-ball during “some nameless battle” of the American Revolutionary War
A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a historical novel by Charles Dickens. The plot centers on the years leading up to the French Revolution and culminates in the Jacobin Reign of Terror. It tells the story of two men, Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton, who look similar but are very different in personality. Darnay is a romantic French aristocrat, while Carton is a cynical English barrister. However, the two are in love with the same woman, Lucie Manette.