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A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2 To the Close of the 19th Century By George Saintsbury
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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: George Edward Bateman Saintsbury (/ˈseɪntsbəri/;... More > 23 October 1845 – 28 January 1933), was an English writer, literary historian, scholar, critic and wine connoisseur.Born in Lottery Hall, Southampton, he was educated at King's College School, London, and at Merton College, Oxford where he achieved a first class BA degree in Classical Mods, (1865), and a second class in literae humaniores (1867). He left Oxford in 1868 having failed to obtain a fellowship, and briefly became a master at the Manchester Grammar School before spending six years in Guernsey as senior classical master of Elizabeth College, where he began his literary career by submitting his first reviews to The Academy. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Saintsbury< Less
A March on London By George Alfred Henty
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About the Author- George Alfred Henty (8 December 1832 – 16 November 1902), was a prolific English novelist and a special correspondent. He is best known for his historical adventure stories... More > that were popular in the late 19th century. His works include The Dragon & The Raven (1886), For The Temple (1888), Under Drake's Flag (1883) and In Freedom's Cause (1885). -Wikipedia Excerpt - CHAPTER I TROUBLED TIMES "And what do you think of it all, good Father?" "'Tis a difficult question, my son, and I am glad that it is one that wiser heads than mine will have to solve."< Less
Roeing Oaks: London's Call By Kristina Emmons
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Sequel to Roeing Oaks. For Kate, leaving the farm behind at Mr. Roeing's invitation is a welcome prospect. He proves to be the benefactor he claimed to be, and intends to see Kate elevated to her... More > proper position in Society. But he has plans to travel abroad to Africa - without her. She will be escorted to London to be looked after by trusted custodians and must prove herself in High Society while lending her assistance to the Oakes family charity in London's most impoverished quarter. She will brush shoulders with all walks of life in the city and even present herself before the Queen. If she thinks she will have her mother to lean upon during these adventures, Kate is wrong. She must forge her own path in the wake of controversy, self-doubt, and new thrills in a city filled with soirees and suitors. Mr. Roeing and Kate will keep correspondence while he's abroad, but when he returns he may find there was much left out of their correspondence.< Less
A Philadelphia Lawyer In the London Courts By Thomas Leaming
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A fascinating, and at times, humorous, description of the British legal system during the late 19th and early 20th century, from the perspective of an American lawyer. In this book Leaming provides a... More > brief history of the common law, and describes the role of barristers and solicitors, criminal and civil litigation, the Chancery, judges and their habits, the regional Assizes, the Old Bailey criminal courts and more.< Less
A London Life, and Other Tales By Henry James
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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: Henry James, OM ((1843-04-15)15 April 1843 – 28 February... More > 1916(1916-02-28)) was an American writer. He is regarded as one of the key figures of 19th-century literary realism. He was the son of Henry James, Sr. and the brother of philosopher and psychologist William James and diarist Alice James.He is best known for a number of novels showing Americans encountering Europe and Europeans. His method of writing from a character's point of view allowed him to explore issues related to consciousness and perception, and his style in later works has been compared to impressionist painting. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_James< Less
When London Burned By G. A. Henty
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About the Author- George Alfred Henty (8 December 1832 – 16 November 1902), was a prolific English novelist and a special correspondent. He is best known for his historical adventure stories... More > that were popular in the late 19th century. His works include The Dragon & The Raven (1886), For The Temple (1888), Under Drake's Flag (1883) and In Freedom's Cause (1885). -Wikipedia Excerpt - CHAPTER I FATHERLESS Lad stood looking out of the dormer window in a scantily furnished attic in the high-pitched roof of a house in Holborn, in September 1664. Numbers of persons were traversing the street below, many of them going out through the bars, fifty yards away, into the fields beyond, where some sports were being held that morning, while country people were coming in with their baskets from the villages of Highgate and Hampstead, Tyburn and Bayswater.< Less
21st Century Blue's By Luke Ritta
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As Knut Hamsun did with ‘Hunger’ for the 19th century and as John Fante did with ‘The Road to Los Angeles’ for the 20th century, Luke Ritta now brings you a lonely mans life... More > of trying to be a writer into the 21st century.< Less
21st Century Blue's By Luke Ritta
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As Knut Hamsun did with ‘Hunger’ for the 19th century and as John Fante did with ‘The Road to Los Angeles’ for the 20th century, Luke Ritta now brings you a lonely mans life... More > of trying to be a writer into the 21st century.< Less
The Call of the Wild By Jack London
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A domesticated and pampered dog's primordial instincts return when events find him serving as a sled dog in the treacherous, frigid Yukon during the hey-days of the 19th century Gold Rush.
White Fang By Jack London
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White Fang is the eponymous character and a novel by American author Jack London published in 1906. The story takes place in Yukon Territory, Canada, during the Klondike Gold Rush at the end of the... More > 19th-century, and details a wild wolfdog's journey to domestication. White Fang is a companion novel (and a thematic mirror) to London's best-known work, The Call of the Wild, which is about a kidnapped, domesticated dog embracing his wild ancestry to survive and thrive in the wild. Much of White Fang is written from the viewpoint of the titular canine character, enabling London to explore how animals view their world and how they view humans. White Fang examines the violent world of wild animals and the equally violent world of humans. The book also explores complex themes including morality and redemption.< Less

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