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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...

Through Russian Snows

by G. A. Henty

There are few campaigns that, either in point of the immense scale upon which it was undertaken, the completeness of its failure, or the enormous loss of life entailed, appeal to the imagination in so great...

The Trampling of the Lilies

A Dream of John Ball

by William Morris

A Dream of John Ball (1888) is a novel by English author William Morris about the English peasants' revolt of 1381 and the rebel John Ball. Like the novels close contemporary - A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's...

Casanova's Alibi

by Rafael Sabatini

Short story originally published as "The Alibi"

The Fifth Queen Crowned

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.

The Young Buglers

by G. A. Henty

The Young Buglers, A Tale of the Peninsular War is a book by British author G.A. Henty. It was published by Blackie and Son Ltd, London. It tells of the Peninsula War through the eyes of two orphaned brothers,...

The Honor of the Name

by Émile Gaboriau

Fifth book in the "Monsieur Lecoq" series and the sequel to "Monsieur Lecoq".

Condemned as a Nihilist

by G. A. Henty

There are few difficulties that cannot be surmounted by patience, resolution, and pluck, and great as are the obstacles that nature and the Russian government oppose to an escape from the prisons of Siberia,...

In the Days of Drake

by Joseph Smith Fletcher

In the whole history of the English people there is no period so absolutely heroic, so full of enthralling interest, as that in which the might of England made itself apparent by land and sea—the period which...

The Puppet Crown

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The Fifth Queen Trilogy #2

by Ford Madox Ford

First published in 1907, this is the second book in The Fifth Queen trilogy, the others being The Fifth Queen (Book 1) and The Fifth Queen Crowned (Book 3).