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Kenilworth: Classic Historical Fiction By Sir Walter Scott
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Kenilworth is apparently set in 1575, and centers on the secret marriage of Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, and Amy Robsart, daughter of Sir Hugh Robsart. The tragic series of events begins... More > when Amy flees her father and her betrothed, Tressilian, to marry the Earl. Amy passionately loves her husband, and the Earl loves her in return, but he is driven by ambition. He is courting the favour of Queen Elizabeth I, and only by keeping his marriage to Amy secret can he hope to rise to the height of power that he desires. At the end of the book, the queen finally discovers the truth, to the shame of the Earl. But the disclosure has come too late, for Amy has been murdered by the Earl's even more ambitious steward, Varney.< Less
Ivanhoe a Romance: Classic Historical Fiction By Sir Walter Scott
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In Ivanhoe, Scott skillfully undermines the alienating characteristics of the medieval gothic while taking advantage of its familiarity to and popularity with nineteenth-century audiences. Although... More > containing elements reminiscent of the earlier gothic, such as the corruption and intrigue of religious orders, the madness of Ulrica and the burning alive of Front-de-Beouf in his castle, it also pokes fun at some of the wilder elements of this genre: the resurrected phantom of Athelstane, for instance, turns out to be quite alive and in search of a decent meal. Scott is clear in his rejection of supernatural devices, and rather than the scenes of emotional breakdown and overwhelming passion common in earlier gothics, his characters by and large behave with the rationality and self-control that would have been regarded as admirable by the author’s contemporaries. Throughout the story, Scott attempts to have his characters behave as modernly as they could without ahistoricism.< Less
Honore de Balzac Classics: An Historical Mystery By Honore de Balzac
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An Historical Mystery by Honore de Balzac is divided into two parts with sub-sections. The story opens in the year 1803 with the description of the nature and the surroundings. The author begins with... More > the understanding between French people and Bonaparte. On the whole the book is a wonderful and ingenious reflection on the contemporary French history and French society, in the backdrop of world affairs. The story begins to take a lighter tone with the conversation between a husband and wife. The first chapter “Judas” gradually prepares the readers for the ensuing events. The storyline is highly emphatic and the plot is very strong. The descriptive presentation of the events adds to the element of interest….. The book is definitely worth reading.< Less
An Historical Mystery By Honore de Balzac
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Step back in history through the eyes of one of the masters of European realism. This keenly observed and utterly absorbing account of the period after Napoleon Bonaparte fell from power in... More > nineteenth-century France is both an interesting historical document and an engrossing mystery.< Less
Pride and Prejudice By Lotito Media Group Classics
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Pride and Prejudice is the most famous of Jane Austen's novels, and its opening is one of the most famous lines in English literature—"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single... More > man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." Its manuscript was first written between 1796 and 1797, and was initially called First Impressions, but was never published under that title. In 1811 and following it was revised, it was published on 28 January 1813 by the same Mr. Egerton of the Military Library, Whitehall, who had brought out Sense and Sensibility. Like both its predecessor and Northanger Abbey, it was written at Steventon Rectory.< Less
Pride and Prejudice By Lotito Media Group Classics
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Pride and Prejudice is the most famous of Jane Austen's novels, and its opening is one of the most famous lines in English literature—"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single... More > man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." Its manuscript was first written between 1796 and 1797, and was initially called First Impressions, but was never published under that title. In 1811 and following it was revised, it was published on 28 January 1813 by the same Mr. Egerton of the Military Library, Whitehall, who had brought out Sense and Sensibility. Like both its predecessor and Northanger Abbey, it was written at Steventon Rectory.< Less
Classic Readers: The Abolitionists By John F. Hume
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The Abolitionists by J. F. Hume is inspired by the social and political events during the time. The opening chapter of the book was written during the Presidential Campaign and the writer wanted it... More > to appear on the front page of a newspaper. The book is basically the author’s personal experiences and recollections. It is a kind of string of pearl and every single pearl tries to outshine others present in the string. The book is a journey backward into the historical past of the American Society and it leaves a very deep impact on the minds of the readers. Opening with the first chapter “THEODORE ROOSEVELT AND THE ABOLITIONISTS” the book concludes with the most impressive chapter “ROLLS OF HONOR”. Reading this book is really a lifetime experience.< Less
The Classics: Bringing History to Life By Marilyn Ebel
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"The Classics: Bringing History to Life" leads the reader inside historical events. History covered includes Early America, Middle Ages, Renaissance, Precursors to European Revolution,... More > Revolution and the Napoleonic Era in Europe. Experience history as it's being made, understanding the events and feeling the emotions as fictionalized and interpreted by the author is a special delight of fictionalized history. The reader is shown how to find and download classic novels from the Internet, building a personal e-book library. Lists of classic novels related to history provide starter titles to search for. Marilyn Ebel, the author, attempts to keep the book current with the latest technology for saving and reading books in the reader's personal e-book library, for example cell phone and tablet readers.< Less
The Classics: Bringing History to Life By Marilyn Ebel
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"The Classics: Bringing History to Life" leads the reader inside historical events. History covered includes Early America, Middle Ages, Renaissance, Precursors to European Revolution,... More > Revolution and the Napoleonic Era in Europe. Experience history as it's being made, understanding the events and feeling the emotions as fictionalized and interpreted by the author is a special delight of fictionalized history. The reader is shown how to find and download classic novels from the Internet, building a personal e-book library. Lists of classic novels related to history provide starter titles to search for. Marilyn Ebel, the author, attempts to keep the book current with the latest technology for saving and reading books in the reader's personal e-book library, for example cell phone and tablet readers.< Less
Martha Finley Classics: Elsie on the Hudson By Martha Finley
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Elsie on the Hudson by Martha Finley is one of the Elsie books published in a series. Martha Finley has published twenty eight Elsie books in all. Evelyn invites the family to join her at Crag... More > Cottage, on the Hudson River. En route, the Travillas, Lelands, and Raymonds visit many historic sites and learn about the Revolutionary War. Meanwhile, Grandma Elsie and Annis visit relatives in Ohio. Adventure comes when the burglar whom Lulu captured escapes from prison, and seeks revenge.< Less