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Charles Dickens and the Great Jennens Case By Laurence Ince
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Stranger than fiction and more sensational than a Wilkie Collins novel – this is an unbelievable account revolving around the life of William Jennens, justly described as the richest commoner... More > in England. When William Jennens died in 1798 his estate was valued at well over £1,000,000. Three aristocratic families had the most valid claims on the Jennens estate but that did not stop hundreds of fortune hunters coming forward to voice their claims. For over a hundred years these Jennens claimants battled with the inheriting families to claim the fortune left by William the Miser. Lunacy, destitution and bankruptcy were the rewards for many of the people who believed themselves to be a Jennens relative with a claim to the fortune. It was thought that Charles Dickens used the Great Jennens Case as one of the ideas behind Jarndyce v Jarndyce in his novel Bleak House. But where did Dickens get his information from and who was the real William Jennens?< Less
The Mayor's Wife By Anna Katharine Green
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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: Anna Katharine Green (November 11, 1846 – April 11, 1935)... More > was an American poet and novelist. She was one of the first writers of detective fiction in America and distinguished herself by writing well plotted, legally accurate stories. Green has been called "the mother of the detective novel".She was born in Brooklyn, New York on November 11, 1846.Green had an early ambition to write romantic verse, and she corresponded with Ralph Waldo Emerson. When her poetry failed to gain recognition, she produced her first and best known novel, The Leavenworth Case (1878), praised by Wilkie Collins, and the hit of the year. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Katharine_Green< Less
The Filigree Ball Being a full and true account of the solution of the mystery concerning the Jeffrey-Moore affair By Anna Katharine Green
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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: Anna Katharine Green (November 11, 1846 – April 11, 1935)... More > was an American poet and novelist. She was one of the first writers of detective fiction in America and distinguished herself by writing well plotted, legally accurate stories. Green has been called "the mother of the detective novel".She was born in Brooklyn, New York on November 11, 1846.Green had an early ambition to write romantic verse, and she corresponded with Ralph Waldo Emerson. When her poetry failed to gain recognition, she produced her first and best known novel, The Leavenworth Case (1878), praised by Wilkie Collins, and the hit of the year. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Katharine_Green< Less
The Golden Slipper, and Other Problems for Violet Strange By Anna Katharine Green
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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: Anna Katharine Green (November 11, 1846 – April 11, 1935)... More > was an American poet and novelist. She was one of the first writers of detective fiction in America and distinguished herself by writing well plotted, legally accurate stories. Green has been called "the mother of the detective novel".She was born in Brooklyn, New York on November 11, 1846.Green had an early ambition to write romantic verse, and she corresponded with Ralph Waldo Emerson. When her poetry failed to gain recognition, she produced her first and best known novel, The Leavenworth Case (1878), praised by Wilkie Collins, and the hit of the year. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Katharine_Green< Less
The Forsaken Inn: A Novel By Anna Katharine Green
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Anna Katharine Green (November 11, 1846 – April 11, 1935) was an American poet and novelist. She was one of the first writers of detective fiction in America and distinguished herself by... More > writing well plotted, legally accurate stories. Green has been called "the mother of the detective novel.She was born in Brooklyn, New York on November 11, 1846. Green had an early ambition to write romantic verse, and she corresponded with Ralph Waldo Emerson. When her poetry failed to gain recognition, she produced her first and best known novel, The Leavenworth Case (1878), praised by Wilkie Collins, and the hit of the year. She became a bestselling author, eventually publishing about 40 books.On November 25, 1884, Green married the actor and stove designer, and later noted furniture maker, Charles Rohlfs (1853 – 1936),< Less
Masterpieces of Mystery: Riddle Stories By Joseph Lewis French
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Edited by Joseph Lewis French, this collection of 9 riddle stories includes "The Mysterious Card" and its sequel by Cleveland Moffett, "The Oblong Box" by Poe, "A Terribly... More > Strange Bed" by Wilkie Collins, "The Lost Room" by Fitz-James O'Brien and others selected as masterful examples of the genre by the editor. He says in the forward: "A distinguished American writer of fiction said to me lately: 'Did you ever think of the vital American way we live? We are always going after mental gymnastics.' Now the mystery story is mental gymnastics. ... The stories of this collection cover a wide range and are the choice of reading in several literatures." THE MYSTERIOUS CARD (excerpt) RICHARD Burwell, of New York, will never cease to regret that the French language was not made a part of his education......< Less
Fugitive Cycles By Alan Chelak
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The source text of these poems is comprised of novels from the 19th century featuring fugitive characters. These texts include: "The Woman in White" by Wilkie Collins, “The Female... More > Vagrant” by William Wordworth, "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl" by Harriet Jacobs, "Lady Audley’s Secret" by Mary Elizabeth Braddon, "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and "Kidnapped!" by Robert Louis Stevenson. The specific sites of the source text were chosen because they directly or indirectly referred to the biblical passage: “The sins of the fathers shall be visited on the children.” For more on this passage, see Exodus 34:7, and Numbers 14:18. These poems were composed over the course of three weeks in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during December 2014.< Less
Masterpieces of Mystery: Riddle Stories By Joseph Lewis French
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Edited by Joseph Lewis French, this collection of 9 riddle stories includes "The Mysterious Card" and its sequel by Cleveland Moffett, "The Oblong Box" by Poe, "A Terribly... More > Strange Bed" by Wilkie Collins, "The Lost Room" by Fitz-James O'Brien and others selected as masterful examples of the genre by the editor. He says in the forward: "A distinguished American writer of fiction said to me lately: 'Did you ever think of the vital American way we live? We are always going after mental gymnastics.' Now the mystery story is mental gymnastics. ... The stories of this collection cover a wide range and are the choice of reading in several literatures." Joseph Lewis French (1858–1936) was a novelist, editor, poet and newspaper man. The New York Times noted in 1925 that he may be "the most industrious anthologist of his time." He is known for his popular themed collections, and published over twenty-five books between 1918 and his death in 1936.< Less
Masterpieces of Mystery: Riddle Stories By Joseph Lewis French
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Edited by Joseph Lewis French, this collection of 9 riddle stories includes "The Mysterious Card" and its sequel by Cleveland Moffett, "The Oblong Box" by Poe, "A Terribly... More > Strange Bed" by Wilkie Collins, "The Lost Room" by Fitz-James O'Brien and others selected as masterful examples of the genre by the editor. He says in the forward: "A distinguished American writer of fiction said to me lately: 'Did you ever think of the vital American way we live? We are always going after mental gymnastics.' Now the mystery story is mental gymnastics. ... The stories of this collection cover a wide range and are the choice of reading in several literatures." Joseph Lewis French (1858–1936) was a novelist, editor, poet and newspaper man. The New York Times noted in 1925 that he may be "the most industrious anthologist of his time." He is known for his popular themed collections, and published over twenty-five books between 1918 and his death in 1936.< Less
Lady Audley’s Secret By Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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Lady Audley’s Secret was published in 1862 and was Mary Elizabeth Braddon's most successful novel. It has been called "the most sensationally successful of all the sensation novels".... More > The success of book, along with Braddon's other bestseller, Aurora Floyd, established her as the main rival of the master of the sensational novel, Wilkie Collins. A protest against the passive, insipid 19th-century heroine, ‘Lady Audley’ was described by one critic of the time as "high-strung, full of passion, purpose, and movement." Her crime (the secret of the title) is shown to threaten the apparently respectable middle-class world of Victorian England. The story centres on "accidental bigamy" which was in literary fashion in the early 1860s. The plot was summarised by literary critic Elaine Showalter (1982): "Braddon's bigamous heroine deserts her child, pushes husband number one down a well, thinks about poisoning husband number two and sets fire to a hotel in which her other male acquaintances are residing".< Less

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