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Philomène's Marriages

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Henry Gréville


'Philomène’s Marriages' is a story of French life, located in Normandy, and also in Paris, and is a translation from the French of a …

My Flirtations

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Ella Hepworth Dixon


Many novels, most notably Hannah Webster's The Coquette, focused on how terrible it is for a woman to flirt before her marriage. "I did…

Recollections of Napoleon at St. Helena

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Elizabeth Balcombe Abell


In this memoir written by Betsy Balcombe, who was a precocious 14 year old at the time of events, we are provided with a rare account of the…

Charles Rex

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Ethel M. Dell


Excerpt: "Saltash was thoroughly cosmopolitan in his tastes; he liked amusement but he abhorred boredom. He was never really wicked unl…

The Suffragette: The History of the Women's Militant Suffrage Movement

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E. Sylvia Pankhurst


This history of the Women's Suffrage agitation is written at a time when the question is in the very forefront of British politics. What the…

Alice of Old Vincennes

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Maurice Thompson


This entertaining book of adventure, love and war was a Bestseller in 1900 and 1901. The heroine Alice Roussillon is a brave young woman who…

Napoleon and Josephine 'The Rise of the Empire'

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Walter Geer


FOREWORD: "In the popular estimation the Empress Josephine is crowned with a halo of goodness which makes the task of her biographer on…

Women of the French Revolution

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Winifred Stephens Whale


(Excerpt) One aspect of this subject of revolutionary women, their connection with the secret societies of the day I have purposely ignored.…

Perkins, the Fakeer: A Travesty on Reincarnation

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Edward S. Van Zile


As the title suggests we are treated to three humourous and curious psychical transpositions in the cases of "When Reginald was Carolin…

Lost -- A Pearle

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Mrs. Georgie Sheldon


The drama, suspense, wonderful characters and the fantastic multi faceted plot in this book will have you turning the pages quickly to disco…

Memoirs of the Court of Marie Antoinette

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Henriette Campan


Introduced into the royal household as court reader at the age of 15 and later rising to the office of first lady-in-waiting to Marie Antoin…

The Mystery of Orcival

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Émile Gaboriau


The Mystery of Orcival is a wonderful example of the brilliant methods of deduction which Emile Gaboriau's "Le Coq" inspired in fu…

Foul Play

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Charles Reade


Wrongly convicted of a crime, Robert Penfold is condemned to 5 years penal servitude. After a year he is transported on the hulk VENGEANCE d…

Twenty Years of the Republic 1885-1905

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Harry Thurston Peck


Excerpt: At the time when Mr. Cleveland was inaugurated there had been no Democratic President for a full quarter of a century. A whole gene…

Some American Storytellers

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Frederic Taber Cooper


Frederic Taber Cooper, who was an editor and author, provides a superb insight into the works of some of the most popular authors of the tur…

The Actress in High Life: An Episode in Winter Quarters

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Susan Petigru King-Bowen


1812 is the year and Portugal the location for this adventure. The characters for the most part are British officers. Lord Strathern sends f…

North America Vol. 1

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Anthony Trollope


Anthony Trollope was one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. In 1861 he travelled through…

The Count's Millions and Baron Trigault's Vengeance

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Émile Gaboriau


The wealthy Count de Chalusse is struck with apoplexy and dies without a will, leaving Marguerite the orphan (daughter?) he adopted penniles…

North America Vol. 2

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Anthony Trollope


Anthony Trollope was one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. In 1861-1862 he travelled th…

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