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The Water Babies: Illustrated By Charles Kingsley
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The Water Babies: Illustrated By Charles Kingsley. On the surface, Charles Kingsley's 'The Water Babies' appears to be a traditional fairy tale complete with fairies, sea-beasts and talking animals.... More > The villains are the neglectful masters, violent schoolteachers and ignorant parents, who create a darkening world of terror from which, the hero Tom must escape by turning into a water baby. However, upon entering a new world of underwater mystery, Tom must re-visit aspects of the human world in new magical forms, in order to correct his own weaknesses and become truly 'clean'. Kingsley's novel is a heavily symbolic and didactic text that conveys horror to the Victorian evils represented through surprising methods of fairytale fiction.< Less
At the Back of the North Wind: Illustrated By George MacDonald
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A beautiful woman known as the North Wind blows through a small village in Victorian London, and everyday lives are mysteriously enveloped by a power and a glory. Along the way, she visits a poor... More > stable boy named Diamond and takes him with her on her journeys. "At the Back of the North Wind" explores the place of death in our lives, social injustice, and our deep need for love and forgiveness. C. S. Lewis, author of the classic Chronicles of Narnia series, said of MacDonald, "What he does best is fantasy--fantasy that hovers between the allegorical and the mythopoeic. And this, in my opinion, he does better than any man. MacDonald is the greatest genius of this kind whom I know."< Less
Stories of Animal Sagacity By William Henry Giles Kingston
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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: Harrison William Weir (5 May 1824 – 3 January 1906),... More > known as "The Father of the Cat Fancy", was an English gentleman and artist.He organised the first cat show in England, at The Crystal Palace, London, in July 1871. He and his brother, John Jenner Weir, both served as judges in the show. In 1887 Harrison Weir founded the National Cat Club and was its first President and Show Manager until his resignation in 1890.Weir was born at Lewes, Sussex, on 5 May 1824. In 1866 Weir started working on his Victorian gothic home "Weirleigh", in the village of Matfield, Kent. Weirleigh was later bought by the Sassoon family and was the birthplace of Siegfried Sassoon in 1886. The house still stands today. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrison_Weir< Less
The Mystery of the Small Tower By Joe Knotts
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Mary Small, age nine, finds herself immersed in a mystery when a stranger starts dumping junk in the yard of the dilapidated house just up the knoll from her family Victorian country home. Danger... More > lurks as shots are fired in the night, her cat disappears, her house is broken into and Mary is threatened. Why is all of this happening? Will Mary and Amy, her inquisitive 12-year-old cousin, be able to solve, “The Mystery of the Small Tower” before the stranger does? Will their friendship endure the search for family treasure?< Less
The Mystery of the Small Tower By Joe Knotts
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Mary Small, age nine, finds herself immersed in a mystery when a stranger starts dumping junk in the yard of the dilapidated house just up the knoll from her family Victorian country home. Danger... More > lurks as shots are fired in the night, her cat disappears, her house is broken into and Mary is threatened. Why is all of this happening? Will Mary and Amy, her inquisitive 12-year-old cousin, be able to solve, “The Mystery of the Small Tower” before the stranger does? Will their friendship endure the search for family treasure?< Less
Heirlooms & Other Ghost Stories By James Stoorie
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Thirteen terrifying tales of the supernatural. Things you dare not even imagine. Modernised updates of the traditional ghost story, the vampire, the phantom hitch-hiker, the imaginary friend, the... More > witches coven. An uncanny landscape of haunted high rises, haunted hospitals, haunted holiday cabins, haunted show homes, haunted music festivals, haunted bird sanctuaries. Think Arthur Machen and Algernon Blackwood in the 21st Century! An animated film of lead story 'Heirlooms' is currently in production (a tale of school children who inadvertently summon up Peg Prowler, a predatory Victorian ghost)< Less
Heirlooms & Other Ghost Stories By James Stoorie
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Thirteen terrifying tales of the supernatural. Things you dare not even imagine. Modernised updates of the traditional ghost story, the vampire, the phantom hitch-hiker, the imaginary friend, the... More > witches coven. An uncanny landscape of haunted high rises, haunted hospitals, haunted holiday cabins, haunted show homes, haunted music festivals, haunted bird sanctuaries. Think Arthur Machen and Algernon Blackwood in the 21st Century! An animated film of lead story 'Heirlooms' is currently in production (a tale of school children who inadvertently summon up Peg Prowler, a predatory Victorian ghost)< Less
A Christmas Carol The original manuscript By Charles Dickens
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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: Charles John Huffam Dickens (/ˈtʃɑːrlz... More > ˈdɪkɪnz/; 7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity.Born in Portsmouth, Dickens left school to work in a factory when his father was incarcerated in a debtors' prison. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Dickens< Less
The Iron Horse By R. M. (Robert Michael) Ballantyne
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"Iron horse" is an iconic literary term (currently transitioning into an archaic reference) for a steam locomotive, originating in the early Victorian culture (1825–35) when horses... More > still powered most machinery, excepting windmills and stationary steam engines. The term was common and popular in both British and North American literary articles.Iron Horse was used admiringly when comparing early road and railroad traction engines performance to slower, less powerful horse powered tramways. The Iron Horse term became widely popularized and found frequent use in the century and a half following the competition won by Stephenson's Rocket, in innumerable newspaper articles as well as in various novels. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_horse Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Hair-Breadth Escapes: The Adventures of Three Boys in South Africa By H. C. (Henry Cadwallader) Adams
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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: Reverend Henry Cadwallader Adams (4 November 1817 – 17... More > October 1899) was a 19th-century English cleric, schoolmaster and writer of children's novels.He was the grandson of Simon Adams of Ansty Hall, Warwickshire. He was educated at Westminster School, Winchester College, Balliol College (1835) and Magdalen College, Oxford (1836), becoming a fellow of Magdalen in 1843. After some time as a Commoner Tutor at Winchester, in 1855 he became chaplain of Bromley College, an almshouse for the widows of clergy.Adams wrote children's novels, specialising in tales of Victorian Public School life and adventures in far-flung parts of Empire. His novels included: Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Cadwallader_Adams< Less

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