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Everything Is Possible To Will

by Ellen Ellis

A semi-autobiographical novel by an early feminist New Zealand author, Ellen E. Ellis. The character Wrax is a debased version of the author's husband Oliver, and Zee a weaker version of Ellen. Ellis uses this...

The Elusive Pimpernel

by Baroness Emma Orczy

First published in 1908, The Elusive Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy is the 4th book in the classic adventure series about the Scarlet Pimpernel. It is September 1793 and French Agent and chief spy-catcher Chauvelin...

Romola

by George Eliot

Romola (1862–63) is a historical novel by George Eliot set in the fifteenth century, and is "a deep study of life in the city of Florence from an intellectual, artistic, religious, and social point of view"....

One of Ours

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1923

by Willa Cather

Claude Wheeler craves excitement, far more than he can ever find as a farmer's son. He encounters more at university, where the modern world beyond farm life offers new thrills and challenges, only to lose them...

The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel

by Baroness Emma Orczy

Written by Baroness Orczy and first published in 1919, The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel is a sequel book to the classic adventure tale, The Scarlet Pimpernel. The book consists of eleven short stories about...

Barnaby Rudge

The Dragon and the Raven

by G. A. Henty

In this story the author gives an account of the fierce struggle between Saxon and Dane for supremacy in England, and presents a vivid picture of the misery and ruin to which the country was reduced by the ravages...

Adam Bede

by George Eliot

Adam Bede, the first novel written by George Eliot (the pen name of Mary Ann Evans), was published in 1859. It was published pseudonymously, even though Evans was a well-published and highly respected scholar...

Castle Gay

All Things Are Lights

by Robert Joseph Shea

A story that entwines the fate of Cathars of southern France with the occult traditions of Courtly Love and the troubadours.

I Will Repay

by Baroness Emma Orczy

I Will Repay was written by Baroness Emmuska Orzcy and originally published in 1906, this is a sequel novel to the Scarlet Pimpernel. The second Pimpernel book written by Orzcy, it comes (chronologically) third...

The History of Henry Esmond

by William Makepeace Thackeray

he story of Henry Esmond, a colonel in the service of Queen Anne of England, begins in his youth, as the illegitimate and orphaned cousin of the Viscount and Lady of Castlewood. The Jacobite family gradually...

A Hundred Years Hence : The Expectations Of An Optimist

by T. Baron Russell

In this serious attempt to forecast the changes ahead in the 20th century from the year 1906, the author deals with the accelerating rate of scientific progress, housing, travel, population, business, pleasure,...

The Fifth Queen Crowned

Salammbô

by Gustave Flaubert

An historical novel that interweaves historical and fictional characters. The action takes place immediately before and during the Mercenary Revolt against Carthage in the third century BC. This book, which...

The House by the Church-Yard

The Virginians

by William Makepeace Thackeray

Sequel to The History of Henry Esmond.

Rebel Raider

Knickerbocker's History of New York

by Washington Irving

Knickerbocker's History of New York is a satire on self-important local history and contemporary politics. Prior to its publication, Irving started a hoax akin to today's viral marketing campaigns; he placed...

The Double Traitor

by Edward Phillips Oppenheim

A story of the diplomatic events leading up to the European War.