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History of Julius Caesar

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Jacob Abbott


The book chronicles the extraordinary life and leadership of Rome’s Emperor Julius Caesar, from his early years to his assassination. (Summa…

The Enchanted Typewriter

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John Kendrick Bangs


The Enchanted Typewriter is a collection of short stories by the American author John Kendrick Bangs, written in 1899 in the style that has …

The Invisible Man (Version 2)

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H. G. Wells


Terrifically popular science fiction novel by renowned writer HG Wells, about a scientist discovering how to achieve invisibility. But, in h…

Richard III (Makers of History series)

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Jacob Abbott


Jacob Abbott chronicles the unspeakably treacherous rise of Richard III to the throne of England in the midst of the war between the Yorks a…

Uncle Bernac: A Memory of the Empire

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


Looking for a replacement to Sherlock Holmes after the author had killed him off in 1894, Doyle wrote this murder mystery in the dying years…

The Confessions of Arsene Lupin

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Maurice Leblanc


A collection of nine stories - or confessions - of the celebrated gentleman thief Arsene Lupin. (Summary by Cathy Barratt)

The Lovels of Arden

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Mary Elizabeth Braddon


The novel traces the return of a young Englishwoman from several years of schooling abroad, to find that her life will not take up where she…

The Holladay Case

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Burton Egbert Stevenson


Stevenson's introduction of the protagonist Lester (law clerk with New York firm Graham & Royce) finds him occupying a front row seat in…

Scarhaven Keep

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J. S. Fletcher


The northern English sea coast provides a compelling backdrop for this genre of writing; a mysterious disappearance, a love interest, and pl…

813

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Maurice Leblanc


As usual, gentleman thief Arsène Lupin finds himself wrongfully accused of murder, and must find the real killer to clear his coloure…

That Affair at Elizabeth

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Burton Egbert Stevenson


A detective novel set in turn-of-the-century New York City, in which a young lawyer plays the sleuth. Packed with plot twists (and the ubiqu…

John Marchmont's Legacy

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Mary Elizabeth Braddon


Like Wuthering Heights, the center of this story is a dramatic love triangle, the setting is a huge English manor. Olivia Marchmont has alwa…

Margaret of Anjou

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Jacob Abbott


Margaret of Anjou, wife of England’s Henry VI, played a key role in launching the storied War of the Roses – the 30-year civil conflict fuel…

Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844

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Friedrich Engels


This is Engels' first book (since considered a classic account of England's working class in the industrial age), which argues that workers …

Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth, Volumes I & II

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Lucy Aikin


Memoirs of Queen Elizabeth from a variety of sources within the monarch's court, compiled and interpreted by Lucy Aikin. (Summary by Cathy B…

Richard II, Makers of History

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Jacob Abbott


Chronicles the life of Richard II, born in 1367 in Bordeaux, France, who later wore the crown of King of England. (Summary by Cathy Barratt)

The Evil Guest

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Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu


Le Fanu’s inimitable style continues with The Evil Guest, a murder mystery fraught with dark imagery and mysterious characters. An unwanted …

Once a Week

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A. A. Milne


A collection of short stories by famed Winnie the Pooh author, A.A. Milne. This charmingly humorous work from Milne's earlier writing period…

The Teeth of the Tiger

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Maurice Leblanc


Maurice Leblanc delivers another Arsene Lupin adventure set in World War I. (Summary by Cathy Barratt)

The Crystal Stopper

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Maurice Leblanc


During a burglary at the home of Deputy Daubrecq a crime is committed, and two accomplices of Arsène Lupin are arrested by the police…

The Great Gold Rush: A Tale of the Klondike

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William Henry Pope Jarvis


Canadian journalist William Jarvis' gently fictionalized work recounts many of the countless fascinating tales of the Klondike Gold Rush in …

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