Historical Fiction

By What Authority?

Read by Carol Pelster


Robert Hugh Benson


Two wealthy families are neighbors in Elizabethan England; one is staunchly Catholic and the other is devoutly Protestant. The attractive yo…

Celebrated Crimes, Vol. 4: Part 2: Urbain Grandier (version 2)

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Alexandre Dumas


This is the dramatic story of Urbain Grandier, a catholic priest, who had a reputation to rival that of Casanova, which ultimately led to hi…

The Marie Antoinette Romances, Vol 1: Balsamo, The Magician

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Alexandre Dumas


This is the first volume of Dumas' Marie Antoinette Romances (also called "The Memoirs of a Physician"). This historical fiction c…

Echoes of the War

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J. M. Barrie


Short stories with dramatic parts about civilian life in London during the First World War. Some humorous moments. By the author of "Pe…

The Inner Shrine

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Basil King


At the opening of this story Diane Eveleth returns from a party in Paris to her mother-in-law, who tells her that her husband George Eveleth…

The d'Artagnan Romances, Vol 3, Part 3: The Man in the Iron Mask (version 2)

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Alexandre Dumas


Volume 3 of The d'Artagnan Romances is divided into three parts. In this, the final part, d’Artagnan’s fortune is near its height; having be…

Catherine Howard (Dramatic Reading)

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Alexandre Dumas


Subtitled "The Throne, The Tomb, and The Scaffold - An Historical Play in 3 Acts From the Celebrated Play of that Name by Alexandre Dum…

Windsor Castle, Book 4

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William Harrison Ainsworth


Book 4 - Cardinal Wolsey. The focus of the novels is on the events surrounding Henry VIII's replacing Catherine of Aragon with Anne Boleyn a…

Elsie's New Relations

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Martha Finley


In this ninth book in the classic Elsie Dinsmore series, the family finishes their summer at the seaside and returns to Ion. The narrative t…

The Pilot

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James Fenimore Cooper


The work, which was admired by Herman Melville and Joseph Conrad for its authentic portrayal of a seafaring life and takes place during the …

The Glory of Clementina Wing

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William John Locke


The book follows the adventures of two main characters - Clementina Wing, a talented artist in her mid 30's with no social graces and Ephrai…

The Key to the Riddle

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Margaret S. Comrie


Young Azerole Montoux and her brother Leon find themselves separated from their family by the religious persecutions of 1686. Threatened by …

Die Ahnen - Das Nest der Zaunkönige

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Gustav Freytag


„Im Nest der Zaunkönige liegt der Hauptteil des Herrenbesitzes um die Drei Gleichen, Vorberge des Thüringer Waldes bis in die N&au…

Taras Bulba; a Tale of the Cossacks

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Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol


Taras Bulba is a romanticised historical novella by Nikolai Gogol set in Russia’s equivalent of America’s wild frontier, what is today Ukrai…

The World’s Story Volume V: Italy, France, Spain and Portugal

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Eva March Tappan


This is the fifth volume of the 15-volume series of The World’s Story: a history of the World in story, song and art, edited by Eva March Ta…

War and Peace, Volume 1 (Maude translation)

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Leo Tolstoy


Leo Tolstoy’s epic historical novel chronicling the Napoleonic war in Russia. Considered one of the greatest works of literature of all time…

Hagar's Daughter. A Story of Southern Caste Prejudice

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Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins


Hagar's Daughter was first published serially in "The Colored American Magazine" in 1901-1902 by Pauline E. Hopkins, a prominent A…

Pimpernel and Rosemary

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Baroness Emma Orczy


A novel in the Scarlet Pimpernel series that features Peter Blakeney, a descendant of the Scarlet Pimpernel. Peter's adventures take him to…

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