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The Puppet Crown

Uncle Bernac

by Arthur Conan Doyle

At this unexpected announcement Talleyrand and Berthier looked at each other in silence, and for once the trained features of the great diplomatist, who lived behind a mask, betrayed the fact that he was still...

The Double Traitor

by Edward Phillips Oppenheim

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

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 Virginians

by William Makepeace Thackeray

Sequel to The History of Henry Esmond.

The Fifth Queen

The Fifth Queen Trilogy #1

by Ford Madox Ford

His portrait of Catherine Howard, impulsive, warm-hearted, truth-speaking, yet daring admidst the most un-principled intrigue, is singularly attractive and life-like, making an admirable foil to the grimly-conceived...

Barnaby Rudge

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...

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,...

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...

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 Fifth Queen Crowned

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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).

The Honor of the Name

by Émile Gaboriau

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

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...