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Lady Jim of Curzon Street

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Fergus Hume


Faced with bankruptcy and trapped in an unhappy marriage, Lady Jim Kaims has to solve her problems alone. After every decent way fails her, …

The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783

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Alfred Thayer Mahan


The Influence of Sea Power Upon History: 1660–1783 is a history of naval warfare written in 1890 by Alfred Thayer Mahan. It details the role…

Monte-Cristo's Daughter

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Edmund Flagg


"Monte-Cristo's Daughter," a wonderfully brilliant, original, exciting and absorbing novel, is the Sequel to "The Count of Mo…

Laws (version 2)

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Plato


Laws (Greek: Νόμοι) is Plato's last and longest dialogue. It is generally agreed that Plato wrote this dialogue as an older man, having fail…

The Three Lieutenants

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William Henry Giles Kingston


A few years have passed since the adventures of Terence, Jack, and Alick as midshipmen in the British Navy. They have each gone on their pat…

Cleopatra

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Georg Ebers


The world knows the fate of the classic lovers Cleopatra and Mark Antony, so there is no need to announce a spoiler alert. Georg Ebers was a…

The Adventures of Gil Blas de Santillane

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Alain René Lesage


Gil Blas is born in misery to a stablehand and a chambermaid of Santillana in Cantabria, and is educated by his uncle. He leaves Oviedo at t…

The Sikh Religion: Its Gurus, Sacred Writings and Authors, Volume 5

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Max Arthur Macauliffe


This is one of the first (and still one of the few) comprehensive books about the Sikh religion in the English language. MacAuliffe had exte…

The Chronicles of America Volume 01 - The Red Man's Continent

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Ellsworth Huntington


Characteristics of the peoples and environment of the earliest stages of America. - Summary by Jim Locke

The Chronicles of America Volume 03 - Elizabethan Sea-Dogs

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William Wood


Citizen, colonist, pioneer! These three words carry the history of the United States back to its earliest form in 'the New World called Amer…

Our Friend The Charlatan

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George Gissing


Dice Lashmore will do everything he can in in his quest to become rich. The key is, of course, finding a rich wife. This book describes his …

Transition

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Emma Francis Brooke


Honora Klaper is beautiful, distinguished, smart, and charming. A woman who turns heads. She is on an errand. No, it is not an errand to get…

The Chronicles of America Volume 02 - The Spanish Conquerors

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Irving Berdine Richman


A discussion of the adventures of the Spanish explorers from Columbus to Pizarro. - Summary by Jim Locke

Heroines of Fiction

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William Dean Howells


This two-volume work includes heroines from the works of Eliot, Trollope, Hardy, Harte, Austen, Edgeworth, Scott, Dickens, Hawthorne, E. Bro…

Cock-House at Fellsgarth

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Talbot Baines Reed


A classic English Public School story with all the usual suspects: unruly juniors, wise upper form boys, and an outcast. Summary by Von

Biography of an American Bondman, By His Daughter

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Josephine Brown


Josephine Brown's Biography of an American Bondsman faithfully follows the trajectory of her father's life as previously explored in his own…

Doctor Luttrell's First Patient

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Rosa Nouchette Carey


Doctor Markus Luttrell and his new wife Olivia, a former governess, are trying to start building their nest. Problems arise when doctor Lutt…

The Chronicles of America Volume 06 - The Fathers of New England

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Charles Andrews and Charles Mclean Andrews


This sixth installment in the series, as one would expect, deals with events in the northern settlements that were taking place at the same …

The Chronicles of America Volume 05 - Pioneers of the Old South

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Mary Johnston


In this remarkably detailed and sweeping fifth installment, Mary Johnston takes us from discoveries and settlements to the evolution into th…

The Chronicles of America Volume 04 - Crusaders of New France

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William Bennett Munro


The fourth volume [of the Chronicle of America Series] adds France into the annals of the New World. Whereas the preceding volumes placed Sp…

The Chronicles of America Volume 07 - Dutch and English on the Hudson

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Maud Wilder Goodwin


Geography is the maker of history. The course of Dutch settlement in America was predetermined by a river which runs its length of a hundred…

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