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Casanova's Alibi

by Rafael Sabatini

Short story originally published as "The Alibi"

The Trampling of the Lilies

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,...

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.

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...

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 Double Traitor

by Edward Phillips Oppenheim

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

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 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).

Midwinter

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...

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...

The Puppet Crown

The road to Frontenac

by Samuel Merwin

A book about Denonville's expedition against the Iroquois.