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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…

The Yellow Holly

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Fergus Hume

Fergus Hume, one of the most prolific authors of the 19th century serves up a spellbinding mystery quite equal to that of his most famous bo…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Part 1, Chapter 9: IN THE DEAD CITY

In The Emancipated

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George Gissing

In Italy, everything is possible. Or, at least, much more than in the oppressive social order of the Victorian era. A group of British expat…

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