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An African Millionaire

by Grant Allen

Grant Allen's classic, An African Millionaire, pits a greedy South African Millionaire, and his long-suffering brother-in-law/secretary (not quite so greedy), against criminal rogue Colonel Clay, a master of...


The Evolutionist at Large

by Grant Allen

Canadian writer Grant Allen gained prominence as an ardent defender of Darwin's theory of evolution. In this volume, a select group of Allen's writings on the topic of evolution are presented. They range in...


Falling in Love: With Other Essays on More Exact Branches of Science

by Grant Allen

Canadian author Grant Allen initially pursued scholarly research as a profession, but after several years as a professor, he decided to try his hand at writing instead. Though his first efforts were scientific...


An African Millionaire: Episodes in the Life of the Illustrious Colonel Clay

by Grant Allen

South African businessman Sir Charles Vandrift rose to the pinnacle of his field through his keen instincts and superb acumen -- but the roguish swindler Colonel Clay (Vandrift's longtime nemesis) is just smart...


The Woman Who Did

by Grant Allen

Canadian scholar and writer Grant Allen held many progressive views, and he saw himself as a proponent of women's rights. He penned the novel The Woman Who Did as a means of shedding light on the many social...


Strange Stories

by Grant Allen

A scientist and scholar by trade, Grant Allen was a prodigious writer who dabbled in many different genres over the course of his career, playing a significant role in the development of both detective fiction...


The British Barbarians

by Grant Allen

This amusing science-fiction-tinged satire centers on an anthropologist sent from the future to make a study of British society in the late nineteenth century. Bertram Ingledew comprehensively documents and...


Early Britain: Anglo-Saxon Britain

by Grant Allen

Though he got his start in the field of higher education, Grant Allen later found his niche as a writer of popular fiction and nonfiction. Allen's series of history texts presents the highlights of important...


Hilda Wade: A Woman with Tenacity of Purpose

by Grant Allen

Canadian-born author Grant Allen held progressive views about women and their role in society. In order to bring more awareness to the issue, he penned numerous novels featuring strong female protagonists. Hilda...


Post-Prandial Philosophy

by Grant Allen

Canadian author Allen Grant was a voracious thinker and writer who published on a remarkable array of topics, ranging from scholarly science papers to popular fiction. This essay collection offers a glimpse...


Charles Darwin

by Grant Allen

After a career in the academy, Canadian-born Grant Allen struck out on his own to make his name as a writer. His early focus was on scientific topics, though he later expanded into fiction, as well. Allen was...


Philistia

by Grant Allen

Philistia was Grant Allen's first novel, and according to the author's memoirs, he poured his heart and soul into its creation and believed it be his finest work. This classic coming-of-age story follows three...


The Great Taboo

by Grant Allen

Canadian-born Grant Allen was a highly prolific and multi-talented writer who achieved literary acclaim in a number of genres, spanning nonfiction and fiction alike. The Great Taboo is a high seas adventure...


What's Bred In the Bone

by Grant Allen

This enormously popular bestseller highlights all of Canadian-born author Grant Allen's trademark literary gifts. Featuring an indefatigable female detective, What's Bred In the Bone is a fast-paced read that's...


Science in Arcady

by Grant Allen

Canadian author Grant Allen dabbled in a vast number of literary genres over the course of his career, and of all of his published work, perhaps none more accurately depicts his unique talents than Science in...


Recalled to Life

by Grant Allen

Una Callingham suffered a terrible trauma that wiped out her entire past and irrevocably altered the course of her future. When she begins to emerge from the fog of her injury, Una starts to piece together the...


The Beckoning Hand and Other Stories

by Grant Allen

Though his first focus as a writer was scientific nonfiction, Grant Allen soon expanded into other genres and was met with resounding success. This collection of suspense, mystery, and horror tales offers a...


Michael's Crag

by Grant Allen

Unemployed and down on his luck, Eustace Le Neve's fortunes take a sharp turn for the better when he meets a charming young lady named Cleer Trevannick. Immediately smitten, he wants to marry Cleer, but he has...


Biographies of Working Men

by Grant Allen

In an era where "knowledge workers" with often-nebulous skill sets have come to make up a significant portion of the workforce, it can be refreshing to read about the more clearly defined trades of past eras....


Falling in Love

by Grant Allen

This highly educational book comprises a series of essays by the intellectual and scientist Grant Allen, author and novelist, and a successful upholder of many scientific theories. As a scientist Allen was an...