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A Friend of Caesar

by William Davis

It was the Roman month of September, seven hundred and four years after Romulus - so tradition ran - founded the little village by the Tiber which was to become "Mother of Nations," "Centre of the World," "Imperial...


Ethan Frome

by Edith Wharton

Ethan Frome works his unproductive farm and struggles to maintain a bearable existence with his difficult, suspicious, and hypochondriac wife, Zeena. But when Zeena's vivacious cousin enters their household...


Ayesha

by H. Rider Haggard

In this sequel to She, Horace Holly & his ward Leo Vincey once again embark on a quest to find the mysterious woman known as Ayesha. Knowing that She is no longer in Africa, they go east, eventually reaching...


In the Palace of the King

by F. Marion Crawford

Two young girls sat in a high though very narrow room of the old Moorish palace to which King Philip the Second had brought his court when he finally made Madrid his capital. It was in the month of November,...


In the Wars of the Roses

by Evelyn Everett-Green

Mother, will the little prince be there? "Yes, my son. He never leaves his mother's side. You will see them all today, if fortune favours us--the good King Henry, his noble queen, to whom he owes so much, and...


A Room with a View

by E. M. Forster

A Room with a View is a 1908 novel by English writer E. M. Forster, about a young woman in the restrained culture of Edwardian era England. Set in Italy and England, the story is both a romance and a critique...


Little Women

by Louisa May Alcott

Little Women is the heartwarming story of the March family that has thrilled generations of readers. It is the story of four sisters--Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth-- and of the courage, humor and ingenuity they display...


A Thane of Wessex

by Charles Whistler

The Thane of Wessex takes place shortly before King Alfred's rule. The hero is robbed of land and title through bitter intrigues, and banned from the realm. But as he tries to leave the kingdom, he's followed...


Cleopatra

by H. Rider Haggard

The story is set in the Ptolemaic era of ancient Egyptian history and revolves around the survival of a dynasty bloodline protected by the Priesthood of Isis. The main character Harmachis (the living descendant...


Child of Storm

by H. Rider Haggard

Adventurer Allan Quatermain helps his Zulu friend Saduko win 100 cattle to buy his true love Mameena ("Child of Storm"). The mysterious Mameena, however, has other ideas-she wants to marry Allan Quatermain......


Ivanhoe

by Walter Scott

IVANHOE (1819) was the first of Scott's novels to adopt a purely English subject and was also his first attempt to combine history and romance, which later influenced Victorian medievalism. Set at the time of...


Jack O' Judgment

by Edgar Wallace

Jack O' Judgment, that light-hearted, insouciant, masked mystery man, who sets out to expose a gang of daring crooks who are amassing millions regardless of their methods, is a book to read at a sitting. We...


Lysbeth

by H. Rider Haggard

There are, roughly, two ways of writing an historical romance - the first to choose some notable and leading characters of the time to be treated, and by the help of history attempt to picture them as they were;...


Lady Susan

by Jane Austen

Beautiful, flirtatious, and recently widowed, Lady Susan Vernon seeks an advantageous second marriage for herself, while attempting to push her daughter into a dismal match. A magnificently crafted novel of...


A Jacobite Exile

by G. A. Henty

This adventure novel centers on a young man in the service of King Charles the XII of Sweden. Sir Marmaduke Carstairs is a Jacobite who is denounced as a plotter against King William. He and his son Charlie...


Hypatia

by Charles Kingsley

A picture of life in the fifth century must needs contain much which will be painful to any reader, and which the young and innocent will do well to leave altogether unread. It has to represent a very hideous,...


Man and Superman

by George Bernard Shaw

Mr. Whitefield has recently died, and his will indicates that his daughter Ann should be left in the care of two men, Roebuck Ramsden and Jack Tanner. Ramsden, a venerable old man, distrusts John Tanner, an...


Historical Adventures

by Robert E. Howard

The awesome historical adventures from master fantasy author Robert E. Howard! "Red Blades of Black Cathay" "Lord of Samarcand" "The Sowers of the Thunder" "The Lion of Tiberias" "The Shadow of the Vulture"...


Fortune's Fool

by Rafael Sabatini

London 1665 is no place for Randal Holles, a former soldier in Cromwell's army, now that the monarchy has been restored and the exploits of the Republicans are being condemned in the highest degree. Holles,...


Anna Karenina

by Leo Tolstoy

Anna Karenina is a novel by the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy, published in serial installments from 1873 to 1877 in the periodical The Russian Messenger. Tolstoy clashed with editor Mikhail Katkov over political...