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The Prairie

Leatherstocking Tales #5

by James Fenimore Cooper

The Prairie: A Tale (1827) is a historical novel by James Fenimore Cooper, the third novel written by him featuring Natty Bumppo, his fictitious frontier hero, who is simply known as "the trapper" in it. Chronologically...

Quo Vadis

by Henryk Sienkiewicz

Quo Vadis: A Narrative of the Time of Nero, commonly known as Quo Vadis, is a historical novel written by Henryk Sienkiewicz. Quo vadis is Latin for "Where are you going?" and alludes to a New Testament verse...

The Norsemen in the West

by Robert Michael Ballantyne

A tale of adventure and evangelism, Ballantyne transforms into engaging historical fiction the well-known facts of the Icelandic Saga--stories of exploration and adventure, blessed marriage, alternating turmoil...

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...

Long Live the King!

by Mary Roberts Rinehart

This is a story of love, intrigue and adventure in a European court. In this story Mrs. Rinehart combines mystery, heart interest, and excitement of her past successes into a story that will be hailed as the...

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...

Midwinter

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...

Scaramouche

by Rafael Sabatini

A romantic tale of a young aristocrat's adventures during the French Revolution. At one point the hero joins a theater troupe to portray ''Scaramouche''. He also becomes a lawyer, a politician, and a lover,...

Erling the Bold

by Robert Michael Ballantyne

This is a tale of a Sea-rover, or Viking as they're called. In the author's own words, "The present tale is founded chiefly on the information conveyed in that most interesting work by Snorro Sturleson "The...

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 Girl of the Golden West

by David Belasco

Based on the 1905 eponymous play.

Men of Iron

by Howard Pyle

Men of Iron is an 1891 novel by the American author Howard Pyle, who also illustrated it. It is juvenile coming of age work in which the author has the reader experience the medieval entry into knighthood through...

Casanova's Alibi

by Rafael Sabatini

Short story originally published as "The Alibi"

Rebel Raider

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...

The Virginians

by William Makepeace Thackeray

Sequel to The History of Henry Esmond.

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...

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,...