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The Children of the New Forest

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Frederick Marryat


The children of Colonel Beverley, a Cavalier officer killed at the Battle of Naseby are believed to have died in the flames when their house…

Democracy in America Vol. I

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Alexis De Tocqueville


When Tocqueville visited America in the 1830s he found a thriving democracy of a kind he had not seen anywhere else. Many of his insightful …

The Black Arrow - A Tale of the Two Roses

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Robert Louis Stevenson


The Black Arrow tells the story of Richard (Dick) Shelton during the Wars of the Roses: how he becomes a knight, rescues his lady Joanna Sed…

Weltgeschichtliche Betrachtungen

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Jacob Christoph Burckhardt


Weltgeschichtliche Betrachtungen von Jacob Christoph Burckhardt (1818 - 1897), herausgegeben von Jacob Oeri (1844-1908). 1905 veröffent…

The Bishop's Secret

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Fergus Hume


Bishop Pendle is the Church of England bishop in a small fictitious English cathedral town. Several years into his work, he receives a visit…

A Lady of Quality

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Frances Hodgson Burnett


Set in late 1600's England, the story follows the life of a woman living an unconventional life. The loves of her life and all of its ups an…

The Spell of the Hawaiian Islands and the Philippines

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Isabel Anderson


Isabel Anderson has written a most interesting travelogue of Hawaii and The Philippines. Actually it is more of a history lesson. Anyone wit…

The Thirteenth: Greatest of Centuries

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James Joseph Walsh


It cannot but seem a paradox to say that the Thirteenth was the greatest of centuries. To most people the idea will appear at once so prepos…

Red Men And White

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Owen Wister


These eight stories are made from our Western Frontier as it was in a past as near as yesterday and almost as by-gone as the Revolution; so …

Cecilia: Memoirs of an Heiress

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Frances Burney


The plot of Cecilia revolves around the heroine, Cecilia Beverley, whose inheritance from her uncle comes with the stipulation that she find…

The Prairie - A Tale

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James Fenimore Cooper


The story opens with Ishmael, his family, Ellen and Abiram slowly making their way across the virgin prairies of the Midwest looking for a h…

Abraham Lincoln: A History (Volume 1)

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John Hay


This is the biography of Abraham Lincoln, written by two of his private secretaries. (Summary by ashleighjane)

The White Company

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


Set during the Hundred Years' War with France, The White Company tells the story of a young Saxon man who is learning what it is to be a kni…

History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution of 1688,…

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David Hume


David Hume is one of the great philosophers of the Western intellectual tradition. His philosophical writings earned him lasting fame and re…

St. Bartholomew's Eve

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G. A. Henty


Set in the days of the religious wars of Europe, St. Bartholomew's Eve is the tale of the Huguenot's desperate fight for freedom of worship …

The Expedition of the Donner Party and its Tragic Fate

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Eliza P. Donner Houghton


The Donner Party was a group of California-bound American settlers caught up in the "westering fever" of the 1840s. After becoming…

Last Days of Pompeii

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Edward Bulwer-Lytton


Last Days of Pompeii is a novel written by Edward Bulwer-Lytton in 1834. Once a very widely read book and now relatively neglected, it culmi…

Magna Carta

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The original document is in Latin so this can only be a fairly rough approximation of the actual content. The text used is the first version…

Zaragoza

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Benito Pérez Galdós


"Zaragoza" es la sexta novela de la primera serie de los Episodios Nacionales de Benito Pérez Galdós. En "Napol…

Indian Child Life

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Charles Alexander Eastman


The author was raised as an American Indian and describes what it was like to be an Indian boy (the first 7 chapters) and an Indian Girl (th…

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