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Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
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Jane Austen (1775-1817) was a British novelist whose realism, biting social commentary, and masterful use of free indirect speech, burlesque, and irony have earned her a place as one of the most... More > widely-read and best-loved writers in British literature. Austen lived her entire life as part of a large and close-knit family located on the lower fringes of English gentry. She was educated primarily by her father and older brothers as well as through her own reading. Austen’s artistic apprenticeship lasted from her teenage years until she was about thirty-five years old. During this period, she wrote three major novels and began a fourth. From 1811 until 1815, with the release of Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), and Emma (1815), she achieved success as a published writer. She wrote two additional novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, published after her death in 1817, and began a third (eventually titled Sanditon), but died before it could be completed.< Less
The Seaman's Friend Containing a treatise on practical seamanship, with plates, a dictionary of sea terms, customs and usages of the merchant service By Richard Henry Dana
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Richard Henry Dana Jr. (August 1, 1815 – January 6, 1882)... More > was an American lawyer and politician from Massachusetts, a descendant of an eminent colonial family, who gained renown as the author of the American classic, the memoir Two Years Before the Mast. Both as a writer and as a lawyer, he was a champion of the downtrodden, from seamen to fugitive slaves and freedmen.Dana was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on August 1, 1815 into a family that had settled in colonial America in 1640, counting Anne Bradstreet among its ancestors. His father was the poet and critic Richard Henry Dana Sr. As a boy, Dana studied in Cambridgeport under a strict schoolmaster named Samuel Barrett, alongside fellow Cambridge native and future writer James Russell Lowell. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Henry_Dana_Jr.< Less
The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush By William Makepeace Thackeray
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: William Makepeace Thackeray (/ˈθækəri/; 18... More > July 1811 – 24 December 1863) was an English novelist of the 19th century. He is famous for his satirical works, particularly Vanity Fair, a panoramic portrait of English society.Thackeray, an only child, was born in Calcutta, India, where his father, Richmond Thackeray (1 September 1781 – 13 September 1815), was secretary to the Board of Revenue in the British East India Company. His mother, Anne Becher (1792–1864), was the second daughter of Harriet Becher and John Harman Becher, who was also a secretary (writer) for the East India Company. [citation needed]Richmond died in 1815, which caused Anne to send her son to England in 1816, while she remained in India. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Makepeace_Thackeray< Less
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
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Jane Austen (1775-1817) was a British novelist whose realism, biting social commentary, and masterful use of free indirect speech, burlesque, and irony have earned her a place as one of the most... More > widely-read and best-loved writers in British literature. Austen lived her entire life as part of a large and close-knit family located on the lower fringes of English gentry. She was educated primarily by her father and older brothers as well as through her own reading. Austen’s artistic apprenticeship lasted from her teenage years until she was about thirty-five years old. During this period, she wrote three major novels and began a fourth. From 1811 until 1815, with the release of Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), and Emma (1815), she achieved success as a published writer. She wrote two additional novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, published after her death in 1817, and began a third (eventually titled Sanditon), but died before it could be completed.< Less
Andrew Jackson By William Garrott Brown
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Battle of Concepcion Grass Fight Siege of Bexar Siege of the Alamo Runaway Scrape Council House Fight Texas–Indian wars Battle of Plum Creek Battle of Salado Creek (1842) Mexican American... More > WarAndrew Jackson Sowell (June 27, 1815 – January 4, 1883) was a lifelong soldier and farmer in the 19th-century. He was a participant in the Texas Revolution and a survivor of the siege of the Alamo. He continued his service during the years of the Republic of Texas, in the Mexican American War, and the Civil War. He was a frontier defender, early Texas Ranger, and a friend and scout with Kit Carson.Andrew Jackson Sowell was born in Davidson County, Tennessee in June 1815. His family traveled from Tennessee to Missouri, and then moved to Texas. His father John Newton Sowell and family settled in Dewitt Colony, Texas in 1829. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Jackson_Sowell Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
The Wolves and the Lamb By William Makepeace Thackeray
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: William Makepeace Thackeray (/ˈθækəri/; 18... More > July 1811 – 24 December 1863) was an English novelist of the 19th century. He is famous for his satirical works, particularly Vanity Fair, a panoramic portrait of English society.Thackeray, an only child, was born in Calcutta, India, where his father, Richmond Thackeray (1 September 1781 – 13 September 1815), was secretary to the Board of Revenue in the British East India Company. His mother, Anne Becher (1792–1864), was the second daughter of Harriet Becher and John Harman Becher, who was also a secretary (writer) for the East India Company. [citation needed]Richmond died in 1815, which caused Anne to send her son to England in 1816, while she remained in India. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Makepeace_Thackeray< Less
Maximilian, Prince of Wied's, Travels in the Interior of North America, 1832-1834, part 2 By Maximilian, Prinz von Wied
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Prince Alexander Philipp Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (23 September... More > 1782 – 3 February 1867) was a German explorer, ethnologist and naturalist. He led a pioneering expedition to southeast Brazil between 1815–1817, from which the album Reise nach Brasilien, which first revealed to Europe real images of Brazilian Indians, was the ultimate result. It was translated into several languages and recognized as one of the greatest contributions to the knowledge of Brazil at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Maximilian_of_Wied-Neuwied< Less
Gli intrighi di Albine / The intrigues of Albine By Cristina Contilli
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Albine De Montholon, mistress of Napoleon to the island of St. Helena from 1815 to 1819, is the protagonist of this new novel of the series of Alain and Juliette. Returned in France in 1819 Albine... More > fails in her purpose: to find some French politician willing to intervene with the British government to mitigate the exile of Napoleon, allowing to spend in a place less inhospitable than St. Helena. Become, instead, the mistress of a former Navy medical officer: Dr. Nicolas De Blégny, friend of the Colonel Alain de Soissons, by the time, in 1804, in which he was the doctor of the Coast Guard station in Calais, led by Alain... NEW EDITION FOR KINDLE...< Less
The Room in the Dragon Volant By Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
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In 1815 a wealthy young Englishman, Richard Beckett, travels to France seeking increased wealth and adventure. Stopping to help a nearly overturned carriage, Richard meets a stunning but oppressed... More > Countess who soon becomes his object of infatuation. Hoping to become her rescuer, he follows her to Paris where he becomes embroiled in a situation beyond his understanding. Staying in the Dragon Volant, an inn with a dubious past, Richard attempts to ignore the stories of three previous tenants who vanished while staying in the very room he occupies.< Less
Black Flight By Richard Allo
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In 1815 Dartmoor, the village of Princetown is calm. Civilians are settled. Farming is satisfying. Livelihood is successful. There could never be more tranquility. That is until a mysterious hulk... More > named Eduard Schavoski is caught after years of being on the run, convicted for the murders of four orphans. Held captive in Dartmoor Prison and on the line up for execution, Princetown becomes a place of excitement. All are keen to witness his death and watch as he vanishes off the face of the planet. However, attitudes and emotions are about to change. Something more terrifying beyond Princetown's imaginations is about to be unleashed. And whoever it is, whatever it is, it is about to play a menacing role in Schavoski's fate...< Less

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