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Red Blades of Black Cathay

by Robert E. Howard & Tevis Smith

Adventure set during the Crusades with Genghis Khan, flashing swords, mighty battles, lots of adventure and lurid description. Fun, pulse-pounding stuff! Robert E. Howard truly inspires in this historical adventure...


Captain Blood

by Rafael Sabatini

Peter Blood, an Irish physician and soldier in England in the 1680's, is wrongly convicted of treason and sentenced to indentured slavery in the Caribbean. He escapes and becomes the most feared pirate captain...


A Tale of Two Cities

by Charles Dickens

A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is the second historical novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. It depicts the plight of the French proletariat under the brutal...


The Gypsy

by G. P. R. James

In the early 1700s, the cultural group now known as Romani had made inroads into much of Europe. In some areas, they were granted special privileges and dispensations; in others, they were mercilessly persecuted...


The Rafael Sabatini Collection

by Rafael Sabatini

Rafael Sabatini's writing explores political intrigue, religion, and the place of chivalry and honor, while entertaining with clever dialogue, deftly drawn characters and action sequences as vivid and thrilling...


The Virgin of the Sun

by H. Rider Haggard

"A tale that deals with the marvellous Incas of Peru; with the legend also that, long before the Spanish Conquerors entered on their mission of robbery and ruin, there in that undiscovered land lived and died...


The Three Musketeers

by Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas’s most famous tale— and possibly the most famous historical novel of all time— in a handsome hardcover volume.

This swashbuckling epic of chivalry, honor, and derring-do, set in France during...


The Pretty Lady

by Arnold Bennett

'The Pretty Lady' is considered to be one of Bennett's most revealing and under-rated works. It is the story of a French prostitute, Christine, who has escaped from wartime Ostend, and set herself up in business...


Sir Nigel

by Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Nigel is a historical novel set during the Hundred Years' War, by the British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Written in 1906, it is a fore-runner to Doyle's earlier novel The White Company, and describes...


Bellarion the Fortunate

by Rafael Sabatini

Set against a backdrop of pre-Renaissance Italy, convent-bred orphan Bellarion is sidetracked almost immediately upon setting out on a journey from the monastery at Cigliano to study at Pavia. The adventure...


Alexander the Great

by Jacob Abbott

This book is one of the best books ever written on Alexander the Great, his incredible conquests, his eventual downfall, and the aftermath of his death. 

It is filled with fascinating details and deep insights...


The Warden

by Anthony Trollope

The Warden concerns Mr Septimus Harding, the meek, elderly warden of Hiram's Hospital and precentor of Barchester Cathedral, in the fictional county of Barsetshire. Hiram's Hospital is an almshouse supported...


Great Expectations (A to Z Classics)

by Charles Dickens & AtoZ Classics

With A to Z Classics, discover or rediscover all the classics of literature.

Contains Active Table of Contents (HTML)

Great Expectations is a novel by Charles Dickens first serialised in All the Year Round from...


The Captive Brides Collection

by Jennifer Allee, Angela Breidenbach, Susan Page Davis & Darlene Franklin et al.

Love Brings Freedom in 9 Historical Romances

Journey along as nine historical women are about to make their escape from some of life’s greatest challenges. Can their captive hearts be freed to dream, to dare,...


After the War Is Over

by Jennifer Robson

The internationally bestselling author of Somewhere in France returns with her sweeping second novel—a tale of class, love, and freedom—in which a young woman must fnd her place in a world forever changed...


The Adventures of Radisson 2, Back to the New World

by Martin Fournier & Peter McCambridge

fter spending two years with his new Iroquois family as described in Volume 1, Pierre-Esprit Radisson escapes and sails across the Atlantic to Holland before boarding ship to head down the west coast of France....


Night Boat

by Alan Spence

On the side of a mountain, in eighteenth century Japan, sits a man in perfect stillness as the summit erupts, spitting fire and molten rock onto the land around him. The man is Hakuin. He will become the world's...


Forever

by J. Channing

Gripping the box lid, he lifted it from the base and set it aside on the floor at his feet. Underneath, he found a machine that looked like a typewriter with two sets of keys, a row of lamps above the levers,...


The Promise of Light

by Paul Watkins

In The Promise of Light by Paul Watkins, it is 1921, and young Ben Sheridan's Irish-American father mysteriously dies in their small Rhode Island town. Determined to learn the truth about his family's cloudy...


The Forger

by Paul Watkins

An exciting new novel, by the author of The Story of My Disappearance and Archangel.

At the turn of World War II, David Halifax is a young American painter who receives a scholarship to come to Paris and work...