Book Series and Sequels enhancements

Over the last few weeks I’ve been working on improving the book series section of the epubBooks catalog. This includes making sure any current series contain all the books found on the site ,along with bolstering the incomplete entries by converting and adding any missing titles.

I spent some time updating epubBooks so that individual titles can now be added to multiple series, as it’s surprising how many books crossover from one series to the next, or have a sub-series – the Conan and Waverley series are two good examples of that.

New series added in the last week are;

Carr FamilyCarr Family by Susan Coolidge: These are the “Katy Did” series of books – just one title left to add before the series is complete.

Conan the BarbarianConan the Barbarian by Robert E. Howard: This is a sub-series of the Conan the Cimmerian, specifically about the “Barbarian” era of Conan. All five titles are available (more Conan sub-series will be added soon).

Doctor DolittleDoctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting: Only a couple of titles available for the moment, but I’ll be uploading more soon.

Tales of My LandlordTales of My Landlord by Sir Walter Scott: This is a sub-series from the Waverley novels. Still two books to add before it is complete.

Along with those new entries there are a number of others that have recently been completed.

  • A. J. Raffles by E. W. Hornung: Twenty-six short stories collected into four volumes about the adventures of Arthur J. Raffles, cricketeer and gentleman thief, and his chronicler, Harry “Bunny” Manders. Classic Crime Fiction!
  • Ayesha by H. Rider Haggard: Adventure Fantasy about an ageless and immortal sorceress, who is still beautiful even after more than two millennia, and claims that the leader of an expedition to East Africa is the reincarnation of her long-dead beloved. Set in Haggard’s Allan Quatermain universe.
  • The Barchester Chronicles by Anthony Trollope: Set in the fictitious English county of Barsetshire and Barchester, concerning the dealings of the clergy and the gentry, and the political, amatory, and social manoeuvrings that go on among and between them.
  • Barsoom by Edgar Rice Burroughs: A romantic vision of a dying Mars in which John Carter is mysteriously transported from Earth to a Mars suffering from dwindling resources. The worlds of Burroughs are often cited as inspiration on films such as Avatar, Babylon 5 and Star Wars. The final book in the series is still to be added, but should be available within a few weeks of this post.
  • Bastable Trilogy by Edith Nesbit: A series of children’s books in which Nesbit takes a family of children and involves them in many adventures, with them having to deal with scrapes the children get into while searching for treasure in familiar surroundings, and coping as sensibly as possible with the contrary world of grown-ups.
  • Divine Comedy by Dante: An epic poem divided into three parts: Hell, Purgatory, Paradise. Widely considered the preeminent work of Italian literature and is seen as one of the greatest works of world literature.
  • Leatherstocking Tales by James Fenimore Cooper: Set between 1740 and 1804, each title features the main hero Natty Bumppo, known by European settlers as “Leatherstocking”, generally believed to have been inspired, at least in part, by the real-life Daniel Boone. The most famous title is, The Last of the Mohicans.
  • Miss Billy Trilogy by Eleanor H. Porter: 18-year-old Billy Neilson’s entire family has died. Her only hope is her late father’s best friend, whom she writes and, without telling him she’s a girl, hopes he can take her in. He agrees, finding to his consternation that young Billy is a girl, who soon turns his world upside down with her ways.
  • The Oz Books by L. Frank Baum: Follow Dorothy’s adventures in the land of Oz. Many of our ebooks from this series contain the original illustrations.
  • Professor Challenger by Arthur Conan Doyle: A series of science fiction stories in which Professor Challenger is an aggressive, dominating figure. The first book in the series, The Lost World, has been adapted many times to film and radio.
  • Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle: The canon consists of the 56 short stories and four novels, collected together into nine volumes.
  • The Trilogy by Henryk Sienkiewicz: A trilogy in four volumes. The series follows dramatized versions of famous events in Polish history, weaving fact and fiction.

Although many books are part of a longer series, there are also great deal which are just sequels. For these I’ve updated the book descriptions acknowledging that, along with adding links to the other title(s). A couple of examples are; Little Women by Louisa May Alcott and The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence.

If I’ve missed any series or sequels, please do let me know and I’m make sure to get them update, and remember, all the ebooks on epubBooks are available in both EPUB and Kindle formats, which covers pretty much any reading system out there.

There are quite a number of series that are almost complete so it’s certainly worth keeping an eye out. Alternatively, you can sign up to our monthly newsletter in which I’ll provide updates for series statuses from time to time. Enter your email address in the box above and click the “Subscribe” button.

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