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Signa By Ouida (Maria Louise Ramé)
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Ouida (1839 – 1908) was the pen name of the English novelist Maria Louise Ramé. Jack London cites Ouida’s novel Signa, which describes an unschooled Italian peasant child who... More > achieves fame as an opera composer, and which he read at age eight, as one of the eight reasons for his literary success. A rare Victorian novel by a woman writer, originally published in 1875.< Less
The Singular Affair of the Missing Ball - A Sherlock Whippet Mystery By John Semper Jr.
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“The Singular Affair of the Missing Ball” is the first adventure of a new, full color picture-book series featuring the world-famous canine detective, Sherlock Whippet. In this humorous... More > tale, Sherlock Whippet is called to action by a hound who has lost his ball while playing a game of “fetch.” The consulting detective quickly embarks upon solving the puzzling mystery with the aid of his companion and biographer, Dr. Dogson. Together, they follow the clues which lead them to one inescapable fact: the ball’s disappearance must be the nefarious scheme of the evil Professor Murray R. Catty, the notorious cat burglar of London! Created by Emmy-nominated TV writer-producer John Semper Jr. (“Spider-Man: The Animated Series,” “Jay Jay the Jet Plane" and “Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock”), this humorous parody of Victorian “penny-dreadful” dime novels is a treat for children of all ages as well as for adults who enjoy mysteries, Sherlock Holmes, dogs, cats, whippets and seriously absurd humor.< Less
Dracula By Bram Stoker
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Dracula is an 1897 epistolary novel by Irish author Bram Stoker, featuring as its primary antagonist the vampire Count Dracula. It was first published as a hardcover in 1897 by Archibald Constable... More > and Co. Dracula has been assigned to many literary genres including vampire literature, horror fiction, the gothic novel and invasion literature. Structurally it is an epistolary novel, which is, told as a series of letters, diary entries, ships' logs, etc. Literary critics have examined many themes in the novel, such as the role of women in Victorian culture, conventional and conservative sexuality, immigration, colonialism, post colonialism and folklore. Although Stoker did not invent the vampire, the novel's influence on the popularity of vampires has been singularly responsible for many theatrical, film and television interpretations since its publication.< Less
Dracula By Bram Stoker
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Dracula is an 1897 epistolary novel by Irish author Bram Stoker, featuring as its primary antagonist the vampire Count Dracula. It was first published as a hardcover in 1897 by Archibald Constable... More > and Co. Dracula has been assigned to many literary genres including vampire literature, horror fiction, the gothic novel and invasion literature. Structurally it is an epistolary novel, which is, told as a series of letters, diary entries, ships' logs, etc. Literary critics have examined many themes in the novel, such as the role of women in Victorian culture, conventional and conservative sexuality, immigration, colonialism, post colonialism and folklore. Although Stoker did not invent the vampire, the novel's influence on the popularity of vampires has been singularly responsible for many theatrical, film and television interpretations since its publication.< Less
The Crofton Boys By Harriet Martineau
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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: Harriet Martineau (/ˈmɑːrtənˌoʊ/;... More > 12 June 1802 – 27 June 1876) was a British social theorist and Whig writer, often cited as the first female sociologist.Martineau wrote many books and a multitude of essays from a sociological, holistic, religious, domestic, and perhaps most controversially, feminine perspective; she also translated various works from Auguste Comte. She earned enough to be supported entirely by her writing, a rare feat for a woman in the Victorian era. A young Princess Victoria enjoyed reading Martineau's publications. The queen invited Martineau to her coronation in 1838 —an event which Martineau described, in great and amusing detail, to her many readers. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harriet_Martineau< Less
The Crofton Boys By Harriet Martineau
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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: Harriet Martineau (/ˈmɑːrtənˌoʊ/;... More > 12 June 1802 – 27 June 1876) was a British social theorist and Whig writer, often cited as the first female sociologist.Martineau wrote many books and a multitude of essays from a sociological, holistic, religious, domestic, and perhaps most controversially, feminine perspective; she also translated various works from Auguste Comte. She earned enough to be supported entirely by her writing, a rare feat for a woman in the Victorian era. A young Princess Victoria enjoyed reading Martineau's publications. The queen invited Martineau to her coronation in 1838 —an event which Martineau described, in great and amusing detail, to her many readers. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harriet_Martineau< Less
Kensington Rhymes By Compton MacKenzie
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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: Sir Compton Mackenzie, OBE (/ˈkʌmptən... More > məˈkɛnzɪ/; 17 January 1883 – 30 November 1972) was a Scottish writer of fiction, biography, histories and a memoir, as well as a cultural commentator, raconteur and lifelong Scottish nationalist. He was one of the co-founders in 1928 of the Scottish National Party along with Hugh MacDiarmid, RB Cunninghame Graham and John MacCormick. He was knighted in 1952.Edward Montague Compton Mackenzie was born in West Hartlepool, County Durham, England, into a theatrical family of Mackenzies, many of whose members used Compton as their stage surname, starting with his grandfather Henry Compton, a well-known Shakespearean actor of the Victorian era. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compton_Mackenzie< Less
Greatest Works of Rudyard Kipling: The Story of the Gadsbys, The Phantom Rickshaw, The Light That Failed, The Jungle Book, The Second Jungle Book, The White Man's Burden, Kim, Just So Stories, Puck of Pook's Hill, Rewards and Fairies & Other Indian Tales By Rudyard Kipling
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Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936) was an English writer, born in Bombay, in the Bombay Presidency of British India, remembered for his tales and poems of British soldiers, and his tales for... More > children, like "The Jungle Book". In 1907 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, and to date, he remains its youngest recipient. Kipling's reputation has changed according to the social climate of the age. For Henry James, "Kipling strikes me personally as the most complete man of genius that I have ever known", while, George Orwell called him a "prophet of British imperialism". On the other hand, Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, always described the novel Kim as his favourite book. This collection, contains his best works, in their original editions: The Story of the Gadsbys, Plain Tales from the Hills, The Phantom Rickshaw..., The Light that Failed, The Jungle Books, Captains Courageous, The Day's Work, Stalky & Co., The White Man's Burden, Kim, Just So Stories, Puck of Pook's Hill, & Rewards and Fairies.< Less
Sylvie and Bruno (Annotated) By Lewis Carroll
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Sylvie and Bruno, first published in 1889, and its second volume Sylvie and Bruno Concluded published in 1893, form the last novel by Lewis Carroll published during his lifetime. Both volumes were... More > illustrated by Harry Furniss. The novel has two main plots: one set in the real world at the time the book was published (the Victorian era), the other in the fantasy world of Fairyland. While the latter plot is a fairy tale with many nonsense elements and poems, similar to Carroll's Alice books, the story set in Victorian Britain is a social novel, with its characters discussing various concepts and aspects of religion, society, philosophy, and morality. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson better known by his pen name Lewis Carroll, was an English writer of world-famous children’s fiction, notably Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass. He was noted for his facility at wordplay, logic, and fantasy.< Less
Agnes Grey By Anne Bronte
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Agnes Grey is an autobiographical novel which recounts the experience of a young governess born of a financially-ruined clergyman. During England's Victorian period, there wasn't much else for a... More > respectable and intelligent young woman to do: you were either wealthy and had governesses to care for your children, or you were, well, a governess yourself. Such was Anne's life, and the life of her protagonist. Agnes goes to work for two families, the Bloomfields and the Murrays, who are not so much the virtuous Victorian bourgeois, but are the corrupt and callous, but aren't If one were to read the novel for its realistic depiction of life as a governess, it's an incredibly accurate account: the spoiled kids, the sneering servants, the aloof parents with their yapping dogs. If one were to look at Agnes Grey with contemporary eyes, one could see her as a nanny working for a rich couple today in London or New York of today.< Less

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