Books available on line are Increasing almost daily and if you can read on a computer screen there is wealth out there to enjoy. I have recently discovered Arthur's Classic Novels, which has the text of most of the best selling novels from 1900 to 1919. I have just finished reading a short novel I found there by Mary Elizabeth Braddon called Good Lady Ducayne.
This is a simple and simply written story about a poor girl who languishes while in Italy in the employ of a very old lady. She suffers from terrible dreams and is particularly susceptible to mosquito bites, which seem always to become infected. She has only one friend, a young woman whose brother is a newly minted doctor, but the friend and her brother go off to tour and our heroine's health declines dreadfully as the months go by. Will she ever see them again?
You can find Good Lady Ducayne here.