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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
Ramona (Classics of California and America Historical Fiction) By Helen Hunt Jackson
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An abiding classic, Ramona depicts the life and trials of a half-Scottish, half-Native American orphan, who experiences discrimination on the basis of her race. Unflinching in its depiction of... More > racial stigma and the consequent ills of poverty and misfortune, Ramona became sensationally popular in the United States. It prompted mass tourism via the freshly laid railway to the various locations described in the novel. It would also force many readers to contemplate the social disruption wrought by racism, and lead to several popular adaptations in Hollywood as well as for television. Although living in the adoptive care of a Mexican family, Ramona's Native American heritage means that none of her entrusted carers regard her with any love or affection. What's more, the arrival of new settlers and other rivals means the family must struggle, moving from place to place in search of a permanent place of abode while enduring abuse and stigma from the nascent society around them.< Less
Ramona (Classics of California and America Historical Fiction) (Hardcover) By Helen Hunt Jackson
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An abiding classic, Ramona depicts the life and trials of a half-Scottish, half-Native American orphan, who experiences discrimination on the basis of her race. Unflinching in its depiction of... More > racial stigma and the consequent ills of poverty and misfortune, Ramona became sensationally popular in the United States. It prompted mass tourism via the freshly laid railway to the various locations described in the novel. It would also force many readers to contemplate the social disruption wrought by racism, and lead to several popular adaptations in Hollywood as well as for television. Although living in the adoptive care of a Mexican family, Ramona's Native American heritage means that none of her entrusted carers regard her with any love or affection. What's more, the arrival of new settlers and other rivals means the family must struggle, moving from place to place in search of a permanent place of abode while enduring abuse and stigma from the nascent society around them.< Less
Quentin Durward (Medieval Classics of Fiction) By Walter Scott
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Quentin Durward is Sir Walter Scott's historical novel depicting the fierce rivalries among monarchs in the late Middle Ages. Our protagonist amid the power plays is the titular Quentin Durward.... More > Falling into the service of Louis XI as a Garde Écossaise (Scottish Guard) owing to his excellent archery skills, the young Scot bears witness to and is involved with the internecine intrigues and plotting ensuing between the King of France and the various nobles he views as mistrustful. A staunch royalist with loyalty for his benefactor, Quentin must heroically defend the monarch against would-be challengers to the throne and the king's authority. Throughout his adventures, Quentin fends off various dangers and perils, in a world where a single misstep can mean the gallows. As well as being a capable and nimble-footed combatant, Quentin has ambitions to win - through gallantry and surefooted combat - a French noblewoman's hand in marriage.< 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
Quentin Durward (Medieval Classics of Fiction - Hardcover) By Walter Scott
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Quentin Durward is Sir Walter Scott's historical novel depicting the fierce rivalries among monarchs in the late Middle Ages. Our protagonist amid the power plays is the titular Quentin Durward.... More > Falling into the service of Louis XI as a Garde Écossaise (Scottish Guard) owing to his excellent archery skills, the young Scot bears witness to and is involved with the internecine intrigues and plotting ensuing between the King of France and the various nobles he views as mistrustful. A staunch royalist with loyalty for his benefactor, Quentin must heroically defend the monarch against would-be challengers to the throne and the king's authority. Throughout his adventures, Quentin fends off various dangers and perils, in a world where a single misstep can mean the gallows. As well as being a capable and nimble-footed combatant, Quentin has ambitions to win - through gallantry and surefooted combat - a French noblewoman's hand in marriage.< 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

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