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Dommes of the East - Volume Two By Kurt Steiner
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The second volume of "Dommes of the East" features another engrossing read from the highly-regarded Kurt Steiner. "A Journey to Disgrace" tells of one wealthy Englishman's... More > unwilling enslavement to a beautiful Indian woman and her less than enchanting stepdaughter on a voyage to the East. A voyage that will, for this particular Englishman, end in abject servitude in his captor's hometown of Madras and ensure he never sees his own homeland again. Mr Steiner's novel comes with both Foreword and Afterword from the great Sir Arthur Conan Doyle himself. CONTAINS EXPLICIT ADULT MATERIAL< Less
Leonid N. Andreyev Classics: Savva By Leonid N. Andreyev
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“Savva” by Leonid Andreyev can be called a tragic comedy. It is definitely a strange drama. The author begins with the presentation of the plight of the educated people in Russia. The... More > educated people are confronted by the abject superstition of the peasantry. Savva, a fanatical revolutionist, endeavors to wipe out this superstition by blowing up a monastery full of drunken monks. But the plot is revealed to the monks, who carry out the ikon, or sacred image, before the explosion, and afterwards carry it back into the ruins. The peasants, arriving on the scene and finding the ikon uninjured, hail a supreme miracle; the whole country is swept by a wave of religious frenzy, in the course of which Savva is trampled to death by a mob.. The play succeeds in drawing the audiences’ sympathy.< Less
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The Other Side of England: PART II: NO BREAD, NO WORK, NO HOPE. By Joseph Canning
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England’s last revolution…when thousands of agricultural labourers, near to starving, living in abject poverty, without work, without bread and without hope, subject to the most... More > draconian laws in Europe and ruled by an unsympathetic Parliament of land-owning gentry, hoisted the black flag of anarchy and the ‘Tricolour’ of revolution and marched across the southern counties of England, destroying threshing machines, burning barns and straw stacks and terrorising the rich. ‘Bread or blood!’ they chanted and the Government of the day feared a Revolution had broken out. The Government’s response was swift and brutal…mass arrests, mass trials at special assize courts, hangings, gaolings and wholesale transportation to New South Wales and Van Diemen’s Land.< Less
Good Night, Dawn By Paroma Guha
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Back in London for 'a quiet, sane fortnight', Stephanie Joubert has just been rescued by a friend from drinking herself in a Paris bed-sitter. Despite a transformation act, new clothes and blond... More > cendré hair dye, Stephanie still feels 'not quite as good as new'. Streets, shops and bars vividly evoke her London past: feckless husband Edward, her dead baby, sundry humiliations in abject jobs. … One night, a gigolo mistakes Stephanie for a rich woman – she still has her fur coat – and their subsequent liaison somehow distils the essence of all that has one before.< Less
Dommes of the East - Volume Two By Kurt Steiner
eBook (PDF): $6.95
The second volume of "Dommes of the East" features another engrossing read from the highly-regarded Kurt Steiner. "A Journey to Disgrace" tells of one wealthy Englishman's... More > unwilling enslavement to a beautiful Indian woman and her less than enchanting stepdaughter on a voyage to the East. A voyage that will, for this particular Englishman, end in abject servitude in his captor's hometown of Madras and ensure he never sees his own homeland again. Mr Steiner's novel comes with both Foreword and Afterword from the great Sir Arthur Conan Doyle himself. CONTAINS EXPLICIT ADULT MATERIAL< Less
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