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Two Little Knights of Kentucky

By: Annie Fellows Johnston

In this volume the Little Colonel returns to us like an old friend, but with added grace and charm. She is not, however, the central figure of the story, that place being taken by the “two little knights,” Malcolm and Keith, little Southern aristocrats, whose chivalrous natures lead them through a series of interesting adventures. (Summary from an original 1898 advertisement for the book.)

Children, Fiction

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Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, The. (Volume I.)

By: Tobias Smollett

The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle is a picaresque novel by the Scottish author Tobias Smollett (1721 – 1771), first published in 1751, and revised and reissued in 1758. It is the story of the fortunes and misfortunes of the egotistical dandy Peregrine Pickle, and it provides a comic and caustic portrayal of 18th century European society.

Fiction, Literature

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Juan Martín el Empecinado

By: Benito Pérez Galdós

Juan Martín El Empecinado -continuación de Cádiz- es la novena novela de la primera serie de los Episodios Nacionales de Benito Pérez Galdós. Narra las peripecias de Gabriel de Araceli, huérfano gaditano, ambientadas en la época de la Guerra de Independencia entre España y Francia. Esta entrega se centra en las aventuras de Gabriel entre las filas de los guerrilleros comandados por Juan Martín el Empecinado, describiendo de modo exhaustivo la forma de vida en la guerrill...

Fiction, Historical Fiction

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Damnation of Theron Ware, The

By: Harold Frederic

The Damnation of Theron Ware (published in England as Illumination) is an 1896 novel by American author Harold Frederic. It is widely considered a classic of American realism. The novel reveals a great deal about turn-of-the-century provincial America, religious life, and the depressed state of intellectual and artistic culture in small towns. The novel centers on the life of a Methodist pastor named Theron Ware who has recently moved to a fictional small town in the Adi...

Fiction

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Ruby and the Caldron, The

By: Anna Katharine Green

A valuable ruby is lost during a disturbance in the snow before a ball at The Evergreens. A detective is called for right away to recover it, but who, of the few guests, might have the jewel, and how to solve the mystery without causing a scandal? (Summary by Carolin)

Mystery, Fiction, Short stories

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Mr Hogarth's Will

By: Catherine Helen Spence

Jane and Elsie Melville were raised by their kindly but eccentric uncle, Mr Hogarth who believed that women were just as good as men, and thus gave his nieces a boy's education. Upon his death, they find that he has left his entire fortune to his heretofore unknown son and left them only a small allowance, expecting them to make their own way in the world using the education he furnished them. Will the girls survive in a world that expects them, at the most, to become go...

Fiction

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Camille

By: Alexandre (fils) Dumas ; Edmund Gosse

The Lady of the Camellias (French: La Dame aux camélias) is a novel by Alexandre Dumas, fils, first published in 1848, that was subsequently adapted for the stage. The Lady of the Camellias premiered at the Theatre de Vaudeville in Paris, France on February 2, 1852. An instant success, Giuseppe Verdi immediately set about to put the story to music. His work became the 1853 opera La Traviata with the female protagonist Marguerite Gautier renamed Violetta Valéry. In the En...

Fiction, Romance

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East Lynne

By: Mrs. Henry Wood

Ellen Wood (1814-1887) was an English novelist, better known as Mrs. Henry Wood. She wrote over 30 novels, many of which (especially East Lynne which was a Victorian best seller and is still sometimes performed as a drama) enjoyed remarkable popularity. Lady Isabel Carlyle, a beautiful and refined young woman, leaves her hard-working but neglectful lawyer-husband and her infant children to elope with an aristocratic suitor. After he deserts her, and she bears their illeg...

Fiction

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Anne of the Island (version 2)

By: Lucy Maud Montgomery

Anne is off to Redmond College! She will spend the next four years

Fiction, Romance, Teen/Young adult

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Abandoned Room, The

By: Wadsworth Camp

The mystery of a secret room, scene of many murders, is unraveled by Carlos Paredes, the Panamanian Sherlock Holmes. (Summary by manybooks.net)

Fiction, Mystery

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Young Railroaders, The

By: Francis Lovell Coombs

While aimed at youths, this series of tales of the just-opening West makes a rollicking good story for adults, too. Three teen-age boys, trained as telegraphers, manage to get themselves in and out of a wide variety of harrowing circumstances. Using their knowledge of Morse code, the science of telegraphs, and the operation of railroads, the boys stir in native resourcefulness, quick-thinking, and when the occasion demands it, raw courage - to effect rescues, thwart thie...

Teen/Young adult, Fiction, Adventure

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Épouvante, L'

By: Maurice Level

La police est bien mal faite. Voilà l'opinion qu'Onésime Coche, reporter dans un quotidien du matin, à Paris, ne manque pas d'émettre à la fin de ses articles. Au sortir d'un dîner chez son ami Ledoux, il trouvera l'occasion d'en faire la preuve. Par quel moyen et d'où viendra l'épouvante ? À vous de le découvrir. Our police service is thoroughly inefficient. That is the opinion Onesimus Coche, mere journalist, frequently expresses in his articles. After dining at his fr...

Fiction, Mystery

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Gulliver’s Reizen

By: Jonathan Swift

Gulliver's reizen is een satirisch boek uit 1726 van de Ierse schrijver Jonathan Swift. Het oorspronkelijke boek bevatte vier reisbeschrijvingen, waarvan alleen de eerste, over het land Lilliput, nu nog grote bekendheid geniet. In deze uitgave zijn alleen de eerste twee delen van het oorspronkelijke werk opgenomen. Het tweede deel heet ‘Een reis naar Brobdingnag’. (Samenvatting door Wikipedia en Bart de Leeuw) Tijdens de productie schreef Marcel Coenders, die de tekstcon...

Adventure, Fiction, Humor, Travel, Satire

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Anna Karenina -2

By: Leo Tolstoy

Two love stories are set against the backdrop of high society in Tsarist Russia. Anna awakes from a loveless marriage to find herself drawn irresistibly to the dashing cavalry officer, Count Vronsky. Levin struggles with self-esteem, and even flees to the country, before gaining courage to return and offer himself to the beautiful and pure Kitty. Through troubled courtships, reconciliations, marriage and the birth of each one’s first child, Anna and Levin experience joy ...

Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance, Tragedy

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Tom Sawyer, Detective

By: Mark Twain

Tom Sawyer, Detective is an 1896 novel by Mark Twain. It is a sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), and Tom Sawyer Abroad (1894). Tom Sawyer attempts to solve a mysterious murder in this burlesque of the immensely popular detective novels of the time. Tom and Huck find themselves with Uncle Silas and his family again (see Huck Finn), and much of the drama ends up focusing on Uncle Silas. Like the two preceding novels, the s...

Fiction, Adventure

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Selections from the Living Dead

By: John J. Adams

Description: The Living Dead 2 has more of what zombie fans hunger for -- more scares, more action, more... brains. Experience the indispensable series that defines the very best in zombie literature.

Excerpt: He was the one of the ones with a target, a centric bull's eye painted on the front of his helmet. But when he turned toward her with a mystified expression, the bite on his shoulder weeping yellow, she aimed for the eye socket. He whimpered and begged a little, but in her head, she had squeezed the trigger a thousand times, and it was no great effort to do it now. In the cramped cabin, with the daylight dropping away and the smell of bodies heavy in the air. Th...

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Marcia Schuyler

By: Grace Livingston Hill

A compelling love triangle. Marcia is young & sweet. Her older sister Kate is vain & selfish. Marcia deeply admires the man that Kate is to marry: handsome & respected David Spafford. But on the eve of the wedding, Kate elopes with another man. Marcia is there when the note is found...the note that effectively breaks David's heart. Out of pity for his situation, Marcia offers to take Kate's place, in order to save David from humiliation. She grows in love for him, all th...

Romance, Fiction

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Metamorphosis, The, Version 2

By: Franz Kafka

The Metamorphosis is a novella by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915 and one of his best known works. The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, waking to find himself transformed into a horrible verminous creature. Terrifying in its banal simplicity, it became one of the seminal works of the twentieth century. This Translation is by Ian Johnston. (Summary by David Richardson)

Fiction, Literature

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But Thy Love and Thy Grace

By: Francis J. Finn

Father Finn's beautiful little tale can be read in an hour or so, but it conveys a lesson which ought to be of longer duration. The interest of the story is chiefly theological, turning, as it does, on the refining and ennobling effects of frequent confession and communion on the soul; yet it is so simply put that any child can understand it. Regina O'Connell is a poor factory girl whose earnings support herself and her bedridden sister. She is simplicity itself—one of t...

Fiction, Religion, Teen/Young adult

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Cousin Henry

By: Anthony Trollope

Indefer Jones struggles to name an heir to his estate. Will he choose his favorite niece, Isabel, or a male heir? The story turns on the trouble that arises when Indefer fails to tell anyone his final decision before passing away. ( Summary by Jean Bascom )

Fiction

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