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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 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 …

The Prussian Officer

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D. H. Lawrence


The collection of short stories - of which The Prussian Officer is one - was Lawrence’s first such book. A German officer and his orderly ar…

Mr. Justice Raffles

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E. W. Hornung


A. J. Raffles is a British gentleman thief of some renown who, in this, the hero's final adventure, ironically demonstrates a sense of moral…

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…

Ghosts I Have Met and Some Others

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John Kendrick Bangs


New York-born John Kendrick Bangs was associate editor and then editor of Life and Harper magazines, eventually finding his way into the Hum…

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 …

The Eight Strokes of the Clock (Version 2)

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Maurice Leblanc


The Eight Strokes of the Clock is a collection of short stories centred on Arsène Lupin, former gentleman thief extraordinaire. In th…

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…

Toppleton's Client

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John Kendrick Bangs


A pre-eminent legal firm gets far more than it bargained for when it hires the son of its late senior partner, Hopkins Toppleton, Sr., simpl…

A Popular History of France from the Earliest Times vol 6

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François Pierre Guillaume Guizot


François Pierre Guillaume Guizot was a French historian, orator, and statesman. He played a significant role in French politics befor…

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 …

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…

Revolution and Counter-Revolution, or: Germany in 1848

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Friedrich Engels


Revolution and Counter-Revolution is an account of what happened in Prussia, Austria and other German states during 1848, describing the imp…

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 Extraordinary Adventures of Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar (version 3)

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Maurice Leblanc


A series of loosely related short stories of the early adventures of France's famous gentleman burglar, Arsène Lupin, as told by an a…

A Popular History of France from the Earliest Times vol 5

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François Pierre Guillaume Guizot


François Pierre Guillaume Guizot (October 4, 1787 -September 12, 1874) was a French historian, orator, and statesman. Guizot was a do…

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