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The Young Pretenders

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Edith Henrietta Fowler

Delightful and touching this wonderful little story should appeal to both the young and young at heart. Having lived happily with their gran…

The Barnaby's in America: Final sequel to The Widow Barnaby

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Frances Milton Trollope

I scruple not to confess that with all her faults, and she has some, I love her dearly : I owe her many mirthful moments, and the deeper ple…

War and Women

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Mabel Annie Stobart

"The sending of a Women’s Convoy Corps to the Balkans was the result of Mrs. Stobart’s keen desire to demonstrate the ability of women …

Philomène's Marriages

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Henry Gréville

'Philomène’s Marriages' is a story of French life, located in Normandy, and also in Paris, and is a translation from the French of a …

The Ins and Outs of Paris or Paris by Day and Night

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Julie de Marguerittes

Paris has been often described, by travelers, by artists, by savants, by friends and by enemies, yet it was after reading most of the works …

My Flirtations

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Ella Hepworth Dixon

Many novels, most notably Hannah Webster's The Coquette, focused on how terrible it is for a woman to flirt before her marriage. "I did…

Rose Mather: A Tale

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Mary Jane Holmes

Fiction merges with history in this novel taking place during the turbulent times of the civil war and the horrors it entailed. Holme's sill…

Count Frontenac and New France under Louis XIV

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Francis Parkman, Jr.

Part five of Francis Parkman's multi-volume series France and England in North America is but one of the masterful narratives that have earn…

Recollections of Napoleon at St. Helena

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Elizabeth Balcombe Abell

In this memoir written by Betsy Balcombe, who was a precocious 14 year old at the time of events, we are provided with a rare account of the…


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Ernest Oldmeadow

Susan is a perfect gem of a maid until suddenly she begins to mess things ups and is so distracted that her mistress Gertrude is determined …

The Suffragette: The History of the Women's Militant Suffrage Movement

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E. Sylvia Pankhurst

This history of the Women's Suffrage agitation is written at a time when the question is in the very forefront of British politics. What the…

Alice of Old Vincennes

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Maurice Thompson

This entertaining book of adventure, love and war was a Bestseller in 1900 and 1901. The heroine Alice Roussillon is a brave young woman who…

Perkins, the Fakeer: A Travesty on Reincarnation

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Edward S. Van Zile

As the title suggests we are treated to three humourous and curious psychical transpositions in the cases of "When Reginald was Carolin…

Twenty Years of the Republic 1885-1905

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Harry Thurston Peck

Excerpt: At the time when Mr. Cleveland was inaugurated there had been no Democratic President for a full quarter of a century. A whole gene…

The Actress in High Life: An Episode in Winter Quarters

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Susan Petigru King-Bowen

1812 is the year and Portugal the location for this adventure. The characters for the most part are British officers. Lord Strathern sends f…

The Mistress of Shenstone

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Florence Louisa Barclay

For those of you who enjoyed The Rosary by Florence Barclay, this one will come in as a close second. When Lady Myra Ingleby learns by teleg…


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Émile Zola

Excerpt from Introduction: "Nana" stands third in popularity among the Zola novels. It is a study of the prostitute type and it g…

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In The Clock Struck One

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Fergus Hume

Fergus Hume was a prolific writer of Victorian murder mysteries and The Clock Struck One is another great example of his inventive plots. Ju…

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