Orthodoxy

Orthodoxy was named as one of Publishers Weekly's 10 indispensable spiritual classics of the past 1500 years. It is the personal journal of one man's search for understanding...

The Conquest of Constantinople - Excerpts

Statesman and soldier Geoffroy de Villehardouin played a leading role in the Fourth Crusade of the 13th century. Medieval knights were led to believe that they could battle their...

War with Hannibal

In The War with Hannibal, Livy (59 BC AD 17) chronicles the events of the Second Punic War between Rome and Carthage, until the Battle of Zama in 202 BC. He vividly recreates the...

The Voyage of the Beagle Journal of Researches Into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries Visited During the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle Round the World

During the five-year voyage of the Beagle, the young naturalist Darwin collected some of the scientific evidence that led to his ideas on volution and natural selection.

The Holy Grail—Excerpts

You know the story: King Arthur’s Knights of the Round Table set off on a courageous quest to find the Holy Grail. But you probably don’t know Sir Thomas Mallory’s original...

The Everlasting Man

Few people had a more profound effect on Christianity in the 20th century than G. K. Chesterton. The Everlasting Man, written in response to an anti-Christian history of humans...

Howards End

Set in Edwardian England, Howards End is the portrait of a lost era, a deceptively golden time before the First World War that would change values and lifestyles forever. To...

A Room with a View

Written when he was 25, E.M. Forster’s turn-of-the-century novel contains all the essential elements of a great love story: social comedy, unavoidable mishaps, a beautiful...

The Haunting of Lamb House

Aiken makes use of the hallmark of Gothic fiction—the haunted house—in this story of three authors whose lives become inextricably tied to Lamb House, a Georgian mansion...