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Lives of Fair and Gallant Ladies [volume 2] By Pierre de Bourdeille & Seigneur de Brantôme
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Volume 2 of 2. This very fine and accurate translation of The Lives of Fair and Gallant Ladies was made by Mr. A. R. Allinson and because of its merit must be considered one of the great English... More > translations. The text of Brantôme's great work is given practically complete in these volumes and the only modifications are based upon good taste and not on any fearful prudery. Intelligent readers will appreciate the rare charm, shrewd wisdom, amusing anecdote, literary merit and historical and social information. CONTENTS include: Introduction by Georg Harsdörfer -- Telling How Fair and Honorable Ladies Do Love Brave and Valiant Men, and Brave Men Courageous Women -- Of How We Should Never Speak Ill of Ladies, and the Consequences of So Doing -- Concerning Married Women, Widows and Maids: to Wit, Which of These Same Be Better Than the Other to Love.< Less
The Days Before Yesterday By Frederic, Lord Hamilton
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The Days Before Yesterday was a Canadian historical documentary television miniseries which aired on CBC Television in 1973.The series covered developments in Canadian history from 1897 to 1957.This... More > hour-long series was broadcast Sundays at 10 p.m. from 4 November to 16 December 1973. It was rebroadcast from April to June 1976. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Days_Before_Yesterday Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Lord Frederick Spencer Hamilton (13 October 1856 – 11 August 1928) was a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom, the sixth son of James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Abercorn and Lady Louisa Jane Russell.He was Second Secretary of the Diplomatic Service (1877–1884) and Member of Parliament (MP) for Manchester South West (1885–1886) and North Tyrone (1892–1895). Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_Frederick_Spencer_Hamilton< Less
The Story of Versailles By Francis Loring Payne
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Royal Highness By Thomas Mann
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Royal Highness (abbreviation HRH) is a style used to address or refer to some members of royal families, usually princes other than monarchs and their female consorts (i.e., kings and queens). When... More > used as a direct form of address, spoken or written, it takes the form "Your Royal Highness". When used as a third-person reference, it is gender-specific (Her Royal Highness or His Royal Highness, both abbreviated HRH) and, in plural, Their Royal Highnesses (TRH).Holders of the style Royal Highness generally rank below holders of the style Imperial Highness, but above those addressed as Grand Ducal Highness, Highness, Serene Highness and some other styles.By the 17th century, all local rulers in Italy adopted the style Highness, that was once used by kings and emperors only. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Highness Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
The Great Court Scandal By William Le Queux
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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 Tufnell Le Queux[a] (2 July 1864 - 13 October 1927) was... More > an Anglo-French journalist and writer. He was also a diplomat (honorary consul for San Marino), a traveller (in Europe, the Balkans and North Africa), a flying buff who officiated at the first British air meeting at Doncaster in 1909, and a wireless pioneer who broadcast music from his own station long before radio was generally available; his claims regarding his own abilities and exploits, however, were usually exaggerated. His best-known works are the anti-French and anti-Russian invasion fantasy The Great War in England in 1897 (1894) and the anti-German invasion fantasy The Invasion of 1910 (1906), the latter of which was a phenomenal bestseller.Le Queux was born in London. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Le_Queux< Less
The Secrets of Potsdam A Startling Exposure of the Inner Life of the Courts of the Kaiser and Crown-Prince By William Le Queux
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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 Tufnell Le Queux[a] (2 July 1864 - 13 October 1927) was... More > an Anglo-French journalist and writer. He was also a diplomat (honorary consul for San Marino), a traveller (in Europe, the Balkans and North Africa), a flying buff who officiated at the first British air meeting at Doncaster in 1909, and a wireless pioneer who broadcast music from his own station long before radio was generally available; his claims regarding his own abilities and exploits, however, were usually exaggerated. His best-known works are the anti-French and anti-Russian invasion fantasy The Great War in England in 1897 (1894) and the anti-German invasion fantasy The Invasion of 1910 (1906), the latter of which was a phenomenal bestseller.Le Queux was born in London. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Le_Queux< Less
Ariadne in Mantua: A Romance in Five Acts By Vernon Lee
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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: Vernon Lee was the pseudonym of the British writer Violet Paget... More > (14 October 1856 – 13 February 1935). She is remembered today primarily for her supernatural fiction and her work on aesthetics. An early follower of Walter Pater, she wrote over a dozen volumes of essays on art, music, and travel.Violet Paget was born in France on 14 October 1856, at Château St Leonard, Boulogne, to British expatriate parents, Henry Ferguson Paget and Matilda Lee-Hamilton (née Abadam). Violet Paget was the half-sister of Eugene Jacob Lee-Hamilton (1845–1907) by her mother's first marriage, and from whose surname she adapted her own pseudonym. Although she primarily wrote for an English readership and made many visits to London, she spent the majority of her life on the continent, particularly in Italy. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vernon_Lee< Less
Imaginary Portraits By Walter Pater
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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: Walter Horatio Pater (4 August 1839 – 30 July 1894) was an... More > English essayist, literary and art critic, and fiction writer, regarded as one of the great stylists. His works on Renaissance subjects were popular but controversial, reflecting his lost belief in Christianity.Born in Stepney in London's East End, Walter Pater was the second son of Richard Glode Pater, a physician who had moved to London in the early 19th century to practice medicine among the poor. Dr Pater died while Walter was an infant and the family moved to Enfield, London. Walter attended Enfield Grammar School and was individually tutored by the headmaster.In 1853, he was sent to The King's School, Canterbury, where the beauty of the cathedral made an impression that would remain with him all his life. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Pater< Less
Imaginary Portraits By Walter Pater
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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: Walter Horatio Pater (4 August 1839 – 30 July 1894) was an... More > English essayist, literary and art critic, and fiction writer, regarded as one of the great stylists. His works on Renaissance subjects were popular but controversial, reflecting his lost belief in Christianity.Born in Stepney in London's East End, Walter Pater was the second son of Richard Glode Pater, a physician who had moved to London in the early 19th century to practice medicine among the poor. Dr Pater died while Walter was an infant and the family moved to Enfield, London. Walter attended Enfield Grammar School and was individually tutored by the headmaster.In 1853, he was sent to The King's School, Canterbury, where the beauty of the cathedral made an impression that would remain with him all his life. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Pater< Less
The Professor's Nephew and the Golden Ashes By M. Addison McEwan
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Young Rylen Alumak, the Director of Archives of the Gustavor Museum and and his sidekick Havenrose Courtier, the elevator attendant crack an ancient code to the building's elevator that opens its... More > doors to a previously inaccessible floor that is home to the Sand Swamps of Akrabul, a place with a history of dangers including the Akrabulian Wonder. Will the children find what they are looking for and bring it safely back to the museum?< Less

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