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The Grand Babylon Hotel

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Arnold Bennett


Theodore Racksole, a rich American multi-millionaire, buys the Grand Babylon Hotel, a luxurous hotel in London, as a whim - and then finds o…

Patricia Brent, spinster

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Herbert George Jenkins


A romantic comedy, written in 1918, but with a modern feel to it. Patricia Brent one day overhears two fellow-boarders pitying her because s…

A Silent Witness

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R. Austin Freeman


In this detective novel, the young doctor Humphrey Jardine stumbles upon a corpse during a walk near Hampstead Heath in the middle of the ni…

The Praise of Folly

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Desiderius Erasmus


The Praise of Folly (Greek title: Morias Enkomion (Μωρίας Εγκώμιον), Latin: Stultitiae Laus, sometimes translated as In Praise of Folly, Dut…

Anarchy

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Errico Malatesta


Anarchy explained by the anarchist Errico Malatesta. (Summary by Vineshen Pillay)

Anthony Trent, Master Criminal

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Wyndham Martyn


In 1918, Anthony Trent, a well-educated young man in his late twenties, lives an unsatisfactory life in a New York boarding house. He writes…

Malcolm Sage, detective

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Herbert George Jenkins


A collection of short stories that chronicles the first year of the Malcolm Sage Detective Bureau.

The Return of Alfred

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Herbert George Jenkins


The hero of the book is at a loose end, weary and bored of his old life after returning from the Great War. After an argument with his uncle…

The Rain-Girl

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Herbert George Jenkins


Richard Beresford has recently returned from the WW-I trenches. He feels he can't go back to his old life in the Foreign Office. Instead, he…

The Secret of the Silver Car

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Wyndham Martyn


Before he went to join the Armed Forces in World War I France, Anthony Trent had a successfull secret 'career' as a master criminal in the …

The Crimson Circle

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Edgar Wallace


The Crimson Circle gang spreads fear by extortion and murder. Its members range from rich, powerful bankers to petty criminals, and none of …

Looking Backward: 2000-1887

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Edward Bellamy


Looking Backward: 2000-1887 is a utopian novel by Edward Bellamy, first published in 1888. It was the third largest bestseller of its time, …

Max Havelaar

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Multatuli


“Max Havelaar, of de koffij-veilingen der Nederlandsche Handel-Maatschappij” is in 1860 geschreven door Multatuli (pseudoniem van Eduard Dou…

Hide and Seek

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Wilkie Collins


The artist Valentine Blyth has a very generous heart. He lovingly cares for his invalid wife, rescues a deaf orphan girl from maltreatment i…

The Further Adventures of Jimmie Dale

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Frank L. Packard


In the previous book of adventures, we met Jimmie Dale, a wealthy playboy by day, who at night put on a disguise and became The Gray Seal, a…

An Irishman's difficulties with the Dutch language

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Cuey-Na-Gael


Jack O'Neill, an Irishman, has just returned from a month's holiday in The Netherlands. Before he left, he had boasted to his friends that h…

Jimmie Dale and the Phantom Clue

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Frank L. Packard


Jimmie Dale, alias The Gray Seal, alias Smarlinghue, is back in the criminal underworld of New York. He is desperately trying to find the cr…

The Awkward Age

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Henry James


Nanda Brookenham is coming of age, and thus 'coming out' in London society - which leads to complications in her family's social set in Lond…

In Brief Authority

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F. Anstey


Satiric comedy from 1915 about a nouveau riche British family and their nanny who get whisked off to Maerchenland ('the land of Fairy Tales'…

De Leeuw van Vlaenderen of de Slag der Gulden Sporen

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Hendrik Conscience


Een historische roman die zich afspeelt in Vlaanderen rond de Guldensporenslag in 1302. Vlaanderen is in de handen van de Fransen gevallen, …

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