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The Ten-Foot Chain: Or, Can Love Survive the Shackles?

by Achmed Abdullah, Max Brand & E. K. Means

This unique collection of short stories came about when a dinnertime conversation led to the following question being posed: What would happen if a man and woman were forced to spend several days shackled to...


Our Casualty and Other Stories

by George A. Birmingham

"George A. Birmingham" was one of the pen names used by James Owen Hannay, a lifelong Church of Ireland minister who also wrote novels and short stories. The tales collected in Our Casualty and Other Stories...


Priscilla's Spies

by George A. Birmingham

Irish writer James Owen Hannay wrote under the pen name "George A. Birmingham," in part to keep his literary career distinct from his work as a clergyman. This delightful romp presents a charming account of...


The Red Hand of Ulster

by George A. Birmingham

The first few novels by James Owen Hannay, an Irish clergyman who wrote under the name "George A. Birmingham," caused a national controversy and nearly imploded his career in the church when Catholics accused...


Gossamer

by George A. Birmingham

James Owen Hannay, the Irish clergyman who wrote under the pseudonym "George A. Birmingham," began his literary career with a novel that addressed sensitive political matters in a serious manner. After that...


General John Regan

by George A. Birmingham

James Owen Hannay was an Irish clergyman who wrote dozens of novels, stories and plays under the pen name "George A. Birmingham." General John Regan is a sharp satirical play about a charming huckster who spearheads...


The Witch Hypnotizer

by Zena A. Maher

This fascinating allegorical text offers readers a glimpse of an archetype that has mostly been overlooked in literature: the good witch. In the book, the mysterious central figure simply called the Witch has...


Hyacinth

by George A. Birmingham

At the turn of the twentieth century, Ireland was a maelstrom of political and sectoral conflict, and with the publication of his novel Hyacinth, the Church of Ireland clergyman James Owen Hannay (who wrote...


Jerusalem

by Selma Lagerlof & Velma Swanston Howard

Inspired by a visit to a religious commune in the U.S., the novel Jerusalem is regarded by many as the most accomplished work in Nobel Prize-winning author Selma Lagerlof's oeuvre. A stirring examination of...


The Emperor of Portugallia

by Selma Lagerlof

Many critics and fans have drawn parallels between The Emperor of Portugallia and Shakespeare's masterpiece of father-daughter dysfunction, King Lear. In the novel, the teenage daughter of a small-town Swedish...


The Girl From the Marsh Croft: And Other Stories

by Selma Lagerlof & Velma Swanston Howard

This collection of stories from Nobel Prize-winning writer Selma Lagerlof offers up fascinating facets of life from turn-of-the-twentieth-century Sweden. Many of the tales are almost fable-like in their simplicity,...


Action Front

by Boyd Cable

In the midst of World War I, writer Boyd Cable carved out a niche for himself by collecting factual nuggets from the front lines of the conflict and using them as the foundation for gritty, action-packed short...


Invisible Links

by Selma Lagerlof

Step into Scandinavia with this charming collection of tales from acclaimed Swedish author Selma Lagerlof. In terms of subject matter, the tales range from realistic portraits of rural family life to fanciful...


The Vicar of Wrexhill

by Frances Trollope

The mother of renowned novelist Anthony Trollope, Frances Trollope was an important literary figure in her own right. She made significant contributions to the then-nascent genre of travel writing, as well as...


The Widow Barnaby

by Frances Trollope

The mother of the renowned novelist Anthony Trollope, Frances Trollope began her literary career in the realm of non-fiction, publishing an excoriating takedown of American manners and mores in 1832. She then...


The Fifth Queen: And How She Came to Court

by Ford Madox Ford

Katharine Howard was the fifth wife of England's Henry VIII and the second of his wives to be executed. Ford Madox Ford's fictionalized account of their courtship and marriage in the Fifth Queen trilogy is regarded...


Privy Seal: His Last Venture

by Ford Madox Ford

The tumultuous relationship between Katharine Howard and England's King Henry VIII was inextricably entwined with the rise to power and eventual fall of Thomas Cromwell, who served as the Lord Privy Seal. In...


The Young Lovell: A Romance

by Ford Madox Ford

Many of British writer Ford Madox Ford's most acclaimed works are in the genre of historical fiction, and The Young Lovell highlights Ford's strengths in this domain. Structurally, the novel bears similarities...


The New Machiavelli

by H. G. Wells

Dive into the scandalous roman à clef that shocked the world. Based in part on H. G. Wells' own alleged affair with a much-younger woman, the novel The New Machiavelli follows the rise to power of brilliant...


The Fifth Queen Crowned

by Ford Madox Ford

The Fifth Queen Crowned is the final book in a trilogy of historical romances based on the courtship, marriage, and eventual dissolution of the relationship between England's notorious King Henry VIII and Katharine...