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The Countess of Charny: Or, the Execution of King Louis XVI

by Alexandre Dumas & Henry Llewellyn Williams

Known as one of the important early figures in the burgeoning genre of historical fiction, Alexandre Dumas spent much of his life chronicling the social and political unrest that utterly transformed France --...


Under Arctic Ice

by H. G. Winter

American science-fiction writer Harry Bates, who used the pen name H.G. Winter, composed a number of highly influential stories that stand as hallmarks of the golden age of the genre, including the story upon...


Semiramis: Tale of Battle and of Love

by Edward Peple

According to legend, Queen Semiramis of Assyria was a powerful leader who succeeded her husband King Ninus to the throne. This retelling from author and playwright Edward Peple incorporates a number of the different...


A Night Out

by Edward Peple

Cat lovers will delight in this charming tale from Edward Peple. A Night Out follows the travails of Omar Ben Sufi, a dignified and gentlemanly feline whose lot in life has been harsh, but who faces adversity...


The Littlest Rebel

by Edward Peple

This novelization of Edward Peple's play of the same name was the basis for a popular 1935 film starring Shirley Temple. The Littlest Rebel offers a glimpse inside the lives of affluent Southerners on the brink...


Story of a Stuffed Elephant

by Laura Lee Hope

The Story of a Stuffed Elephant is another winner from the masterminds of timeless juvenile fiction at the Stratemeyer Syndicate, the twentieth century group responsible for classics such as The Bobbsey Twins,...


The Bobbsey Twins at Home

by Laura Lee Hope

One of the most popular juvenile fiction series of the early twentieth century, The Bobbsey Twins tales recount the adventures of the Bobbseys, a family blessed with two sets of fraternal twins. In this volume,...


The Bobbsey Twins: Or, Merry Days Indoors and Out

by Laura Lee Hope

The Bobbsey Twins series set the mark for juvenile fiction in the early twentieth century, and was almost single-handedly responsible for the genre's skyrocketing popularity during that era. This early entrant...


100%: The Story of a Patriot

by Upton Sinclair

Prolific author and political activist Upton Sinclair throws the upheaval of the early twentieth century into sharp relief in 100%: The Story of a Patriot. In a matter of instants, a bomb blast transmutes Peter...


King Coal

by Upton Sinclair

In 1906, Upton Sinclair shocked the world with his gritty expose of the American meatpacking industry, The Jungle, ushering in a new era of unflinchingly realistic fiction in the process. A decade later, Sinclair...


The Moneychangers

by Upton Sinclair

The more things change, the more they stay the same. One wouldn't think that many of the problems and practices that almost brought the financial industry to the point of destruction over a century ago would...


They Call Me Carpenter: A Tale of the Second Coming

by Upton Sinclair

What would happen if Jesus Christ paid a visit to California in the early twentieth century? That's exactly what transpires in this thought-provoking tale from Upton Sinclair, author of the renowned meatpacking...


Moscow: A Story of the French Invasion of 1812

by Fred Whishaw

Born in Russia to British parents, Fred Whishaw's family returned to England soon after his birth. However, at age 16, Whishaw decided to reacquaint himself with his country of origin and struck out for St....


Love After Marriage: And Other Stories of the Heart

by Caroline Lee Hentz

A prominent and somewhat controversial literary figure during her lifetime, Caroline Lee Hentz was an American educator and writer who began producing impressive stories and plays when barely in her teens. After...


A Case in Camera

by Oliver Onions

Later in his career, the novelist who worked under the pen name Oliver Onions turned his focus to ghost stories and tales of the supernatural. However, his early work spanned a number of genres, including historical...


Guy Kenmore's Wife and the Rose and the Lily

by Alexander McVeigh Miller

One of the most popular mass-market fiction writers of the late nineteenth century, American author Alexander McVeigh Miller (who often used her husband's name as a pen name) became well-known for her mastery...


The Bride of the Tomb and Queenies Terrible Secret

by Alexander McVeigh Miller

If you're looking for non-stop action paired with over-the-top melodrama, dive into the pair of potboilers collected in The Bride of the Tomb and Queenie's Terrible Secret. In the first story, hours before her...


Dainty's Cruel Rivals: The Fatal Birthday

by Alexander McVeigh Miller

Although it's hard to tell by her pen name, this popular writer of mystery novels was a woman, and she was enormously successful in her era. Miller is best known for a series of high-drama mysteries imbued with...


Rainy Week

by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott

Accomplished author, poet, essayist, and memoirist Eleanor Hallowell Abbott dabbled in many different genres over the course of her career. Rainy Week is a hilarious, irreverent account of a New England house...


The Rise of David Levinsky

by Abraham Cahan

Born in Lithuania, Abraham Cahan rose to literary acclaim in America as both a journalist and a writer of fiction. In The Rise of David Levinsky, which stands as Cahan's best-known novel, he charts the trials,...