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A Dream Of John Ball

  [english | 1888]  

William Morris


Summary: [A Dream of John Ball (1888) is a novel by English author William Morris about the English peasants revolt of 1381 and the rebel John Ball. Like the novels close contemporary - A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthurs Court (1889) by Mark Twain - it describes a dream and time travel encounter between the medieval and modern worlds. However unlike Twains vision of a violent and chaotic Dark Age Morris ...]
Genres: [fiction | historical | politicalDownloads: 355

A Tale Of Two Cities

  [english | 1859]  

Charles Dickens


Summary: [A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is the second historical novel by Charles Dickens set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. It depicts the plight of the French proletariat under the brutal oppression of the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution and the corresponding savage brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the ...]
Genres: [fiction | historicalDownloads: 103

Acte

  [french | 1839]  

Alexandre Dumas


Summary: [crit en 1839 ce roman peu connu est lune des rares fictions de Dumas se situant dans lantiquit (avec bien entendu Isaac Laquedem son grand roman inachev). Act est une jeune Corinthienne qui devient la matresse de lempereur Nron. Son histoire permet lcrivain dvoquer le rgne du cruel empereur en une fresque impressionnante.]
Genres: [fiction | historicalDownloads: 400

Adam Bede

  [english | 1859]  

George Eliot


Summary: [LC copy has inscription of former owner Bruce Rogers dated 1891.]
Genres: [fiction | historicalDownloads: 403

All Things Are Lights

  [english | 1986]  

Robert Joseph Shea


Summary: [A story that entwines the fate of Cathars of southern France with the occult traditions of Courtly Love and the troubadours. ]
Genres: [fiction | historical | war militaryDownloads: 196

Ange Pitou Tome I Les Memoires Dun Medecin

  [french | 1851]  

Alexandre Dumas


Summary: [Suite du cycle Les mmoires dun mdecin. Gilbert llve de Jean-Jacques Rousseau et lami de Balsamo que lon croyait mort (voir Joseph Balsamo) revient en France aprs un sjour en Amrique o il a mis au service de la libert ses talents de philosophe et de mdecin. peine arriv au Havreil se fait arrter alors que dans le mme temps on vole un coffret lui appartenant et quil avait confi au fermier Billot de ...]
Genres: [fiction | action adventure | historicalDownloads: 67

Ange Pitou Tome Ii Les Memoires Dun Medecin

  [french | 1851]  

Alexandre Dumas


Summary: [Suite du cycle Les mmoires dun mdecin. Gilbert llve de Jean-Jacques Rousseau et lami de Balsamo que lon croyait mort (voir Joseph Balsamo) revient en France aprs un sjour en Amrique o il a mis au service de la libert ses talents de philosophe et de mdecin. peine arriv au Havreil se fait arrter alors que dans le mme temps on vole un coffret lui appartenant et quil avait confi au fermier Billot de ...]
Genres: [fiction | action adventure | historicalDownloads: 324

Antonina Or The Fall Of Rome

  [english | 1850]  

Wilkie Collins


Summary: [Ancient Rome AD 408: Young Antonia had the misfortune to live in interesting times -- the days when mighty Rome was brought low by the terror of the Goths.]
Genres: [fiction | historicalDownloads: 228

Barnaby Rudge

  [english | 1841]  

Charles Dickens


Summary: [Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens. As fierce mobs riot in the streets of London the decent and sincere Geoffrey Haredale forges a strange alliance with the dishonest John Chester. Their aim is to prevent the marriage of Haredale s niece Emma to Chester s honorable son Edward selfishly using the violence around them to their advantage. Meanwhile unintentionally drawn into the mayhem is the ...]
Genres: [fiction | historicalDownloads: 129

Belle Rose

  [french | 1847]  

Amedee Achard


Summary: [Belle-Rose gentilhomme et soldat ne peut obtenir la main de sa belle car il ne peut prtendre la fortune ou la noblesse de son rival. Il annonce quil les gagnera et quil reviendra... Suivent les annes de combat pendant lesquelles il gagne lamiti indfectible de la Droute et de son fidle Grippard mrite lamiti des soldats et linimitis des intriguants et des puissants. Le destin de notre hros sera ...]
Genres: [fiction | action adventure | historicalDownloads: 82

Ben Hur A Tale Of The Christ

  [english | 1880]  

Lewis Wallace


Summary: [Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ is a novel by Lew Wallace published on November 12 1880 by Harper Brothers. Wallaces work is part of an important sub-genre of historical fiction set among the characters of the New Testament. The novel was a phenomenal best-seller it soon surpassed Harriet Beecher Stowes Uncle Toms Cabin (1852) as the best-selling American novel and retained this distinction until ...]
Genres: [fiction | historical | religiousDownloads: 168

Borgia

  [french | 1906]  

Michel Zevaco


Summary: [The Borgias by Alexandre Dumas. CELEBRATED CRIMES Vol I Part 1 The Borgias There are dreadful -- perhaps scurrilous -- rumors about the Borgias of renaissance Italy and here Dumas author of such classics as THE THREE MUSKETEERS in his Celebrated Crimes series dishes up the dirt in all its ugly glory. This book was not written for children. Dumas has minced no words in describing the violent ...]
Genres: [fiction | action adventure | historicalDownloads: 298

Casanovas Alibi

  [english | 1914]  

Rafael Sabatini


Summary: [Short story originally published as The Alibi]
Genres: [fiction | action adventure | historicalDownloads: 328

Castle Gay

  [english | 1930]  

John Buchan


Summary: [The Blue Cat of Castle Town by Catherine Coblentz is a childrens book which was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1950.]
Genres: [fiction | historicalDownloads: 72

Cinq Mars Une Conjuration Sous Louis Xiii

  [french | 1826]  

Alfred De Vigny


Summary: [En1639 au chteau de Chaumont en Touraine le jeune marquis Henri dEffiat prend cong de sa mre et de la princesse Marie de Gonzague duchesse de Mantoue quil aime et dont il est aim. Impressionn par les propos du marchal de Bassompierre sur les qualits et la fidlit des nobles il sinsurge contre larrestation du mme marchal par les sbires de Richelieu. En allant au sige de Perpignan pour tre prsent au ...]
Genres: [fiction | historical | romanceDownloads: 449

Clemencia

  [spanish | 1869]  

Ignacio Manuel Altamirano


Summary: [El argumento desarrolla el caso de un hombre que vive un amor dramtico relacionado con episodios de la guerra civil. Se ha dicho que esta obra contiene muchos trozos enteramente autobiogrficos y que Altamirano pas por algn trance ntimo semejante al que describe en el protagonista de Clemencia.La historia comienza presentndonos a dos mujeres Clemencia (morena) e Isabel (rubia) opuestas las dos en ...]
Genres: [fiction | historical | romanceDownloads: 378

Condemned As A Nihilist

  [english | 1893]  

G Henty


Summary: [There are few difficulties that cannot be surmounted by patience resolution and pluck and great as are the obstacles that nature and the Russian government oppose to an escape from the prisons of Siberia such evasions have occasionally been successfully carried out and that under far less advantageous circumstances than those under which the hero of this story undertook the venture.]
Genres: [fiction | historical | juvenileDownloads: 414

El Dorado

  [english | 1913]  

Baroness Emma Orczy


Summary: [Darkness in El Dorado is a book written by investigative journalist Patrick Tierney in 2000 that accuses geneticist James Neel and anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon of exacerbating a measles epidemic among the Yanomamo people and conducting human research without regard for their subjects wellbeing. It was nominated for a National Book Award. Publication of the book provoked scandal outrage and ...]
Genres: [fiction | action adventure | historicalDownloads: 106

Envers Et Contre Tous

  [french | 1874]  

Amedee Achard


Summary: [La suite des Coups dpe de M. de La Guerche]
Genres: [fiction | action adventure | historicalDownloads: 53

Erling The Bold

  [english | 1869]  

Robert Michael Ballantyne


Summary: [This is a tale of a Sea-rover or Viking as theyre called. In the authors own words The present tale is founded chiefly on the information conveyed in that most interesting work by Snorro Sturleson The Heimskringla or Chronicles of the Kings of Norway. It is translated from the Icelandic. On perceiving the intention of the Danes to attack him Erlings heart was glad because he now felt sure that to ...]
Genres: [fiction | historical | action adventureDownloads: 467
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