Books published in 1897

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A Book Of Scoundrels

  [english | 1897]  

Charles Whibley


Summary: [I found this book to be overly wordy and full of words that were in fashion a long time ago. It was of some interest if one is willing to wade through so much courtly verbiage. It may appeal to those who enjoy Shakespeare though it is not quite that convoluted.]
Genres: [history | biography | mysterydetectiveDownloads: 455

A Desperate Chance

  [english | 1897]  

Harlan Page Halsey


Excerpts: [... some new quality, and held forth to Desmond that some day he would make a very startling revelation. The youth had no idea as to the character of the ...... thought not no use to survey out this way. I suppose you are looking for a lost mine.. Well, we might take in a lost mine or find a new one, ...... you are a tramp, a whisky-loving tramp, and that I remember you emptied my ...]
Genres: [fiction and literature | pulpDownloads: 326

A Golfing Idyll

  [english | 1897]  

A Islay Bannerman


Excerpts: [... there. As to Golf I can, I think, hold my own with most of the Golfing sisterhood, and am well up in the jargon of the Links and game. One ...... every word they uttered. The old man did not seem to mind my presence in the least. Before commencing his tale he looked round, saw me, and, with a ...... six months gane, a drucken deevil,. You led the ball in waste and revel. Were ...]
Genres: [poetry | games | humorDownloads: 172

A Highborn Liberal Landlord on the New Zemstvo Russia

  [english | 1897]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [The February revolution in Russia opened nine months of titanic class struggle which culminated in the coming to power of the working class led by the Bolshevik Party headed by Lenin and Trotsky. Revolution broke out first in Russia because the war placed the greatest burdens on what was industrially the most backward nation in Europe. In Lenins words capitalism broke at its weakest link. The ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 321

A Legacy Of Peril

  [english | 1897]  

William Murray Graydon


Summary: [A Legacy Of Peril by William Murray Graydon. An excerpt Digby Tryon shipping merchant of New York had departed this life suddenly. So the newspapers with eloquent expressions of regret for the city s loss had informed the public on the morning previous to that which witnesses the commencement of this narrative. For the benefit of such as did not read the news a streamer of crape fluttered from ...]
Genres: [adventureDownloads: 58

A Letter to Huysmans Secretary of the International Socialist Bureau

  [english | 1897]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [The Russian Revolution of 1917 was one of the seminal events of the early twentieth century. In the face of mounting opposition and disastrous defeats in World War I Tsar Nicholas II abdicated power and was replaced by the Provisional Government. It was not able to successfully disengage from the war or resolve the economic chaos that resulted from the collapse of the old regime. Because of these ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 337

A Little Girl Of Long Ago

  [english | 1897]  

Amanda Minnie Douglas


Excerpts: [... in the world that I am glad to live and be among them, if I can't ever be quite straight and strong.. My dear child. Doctor Joe's eyes said the ...... my thinking, he added, when he saw how disappointed the little girl looked. And, oh. see here, Mr. Willis is handsome and Gaylord Clark, and there ...... I've heard lambs make a dozen different sounds.. The little girl laughed. She ...]
Genres: [history | young readers | fiction and literatureDownloads: 404

A Matter Of Interest

  [english | 1897]  

Robert William Chambers


Excerpts: [... as Sand Point, I believe, but anybody at West Oyster Bay can direct you to it. Captain McPeek, who keeps the West Oyster Bay House, drives duck shooters ...... James. I glanced timidly at her. She's thinking of the same thing, said I to myself. What an ass I must appear! However, the young lady seemed ...... not familiar with sporting goods. If I knew your name I should ask ...]
Genres: [fiction | short storiesDownloads: 296

A Responsible Opposition and the Participation of the Constitutional Democrats in the March 1 Conference

  [english | 1897]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [The honor of beginning the February 1917 revolution fell to the women textile workers of Petrograd on International Womens Day. Indignant at bread rations whilst the capitalists made fabulous war profits and with many of them having husbands and sons at the front 90000 came out on strike. The next day half the industrial workers struck in support. Slogans of Down with the aristocracy down with ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 461

A Romance In Transit

  [english | 1897]  

Francis Lynde


Summary: [A Romance In Transit by Francis Lynde. An exceedingly bright and vivacious love-story set upon the railroad and marked by a thorough grasp of all the intricacies involved in the life of a railroad man.]
Genres: [romanceDownloads: 373

A Talk on Cadet Eating

  [english | 1897]  

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


Summary: [The February Revolution of 1917 in Russia was the first stage of the Russian Revolution of 1917. Largely a bloodless transfer of power from the Tsar the regime that came into being was an alliance between liberals and socialists who wanted to instigate political reform create a democratically elected executive and constituent assembly. In the first half of February lack of food supply caused ...]
Genres: [political | revolutionary | social historyDownloads: 279

A Trip To Venus

  [english | 1897]  

John Munro


Summary: [When evening came I turned to the books and gathered a great deal about the fiery planet including the fact that a stout man a Daniel Lambert could jump his own height there with the greatest ease. Very likely but I was seeking information on the strange light and as I could not find any I resolved to walk over and consult my old friend Professor Gazen the well-known astronomer who had made his ...]
Genres: [fiction | science fictionDownloads: 119

Alices Adventures In Wonderland

  [english | 1897]  

Lewis Carroll


Summary: [Alices Adventures in Wonderland (1865) is a novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson better known under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells the story of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit-hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar and anthropomorphic creatures.The tale is filled with allusions to Dodgsons friends (and enemies) and to the lessons that British ...]
Genres: [fiction | fantasy | juvenileDownloads: 117

American Literary Centers

  [english | 1897]  

William Dean Howells


Summary: [William Dean Howells (March 1 1837 ? May 11 1920) was an American realist author and literary critic. He was known for the Christmas story Christmas Every Day and the novel The Rise of Silas Lapham.]
Genres: [travel | essaysDownloads: 162

An African Millionaire

  [english | 1897]  

Grant Allen


Summary: [An African Millionaire by Grant Allen. Though Canadian author CHARLES GRANT BLAIRFINDIE ALLEN 1848-1899 published what is considered one of the first Canadian science fiction books The British Barbarians in 1895 he is best remembered today for his creation of Colonel Clay the first great thief of short mystery fiction. This series of witty ironic tales-the complete adventures of the gentleman ...]
Genres: [fiction | mystery detectiveDownloads: 499

An Open Eyed Conspiracy

  [english | 1897]  

William Dean Howells


Summary: [William Dean Howells (March 1 1837 ? May 11 1920) was an American realist author and literary critic. He was known for the Christmas story Christmas Every Day and the novel The Rise of Silas Lapham.]
Genres: [fiction and literatureDownloads: 125

Annals And Reminiscences Of Jamaica Plain

  [english | 1897]  

Harriet Manning Whitcomb


Excerpts: [... by request to be read before the Jamaica Plain Ladies' Tuesday Club. Subsequently a desire was expressed to have it put in a more permanent form and ...... and brown with weather stains and lichens and folds of ivy, which have held within their walls of oak and cedar people and events whose records thrill ...... the entire Bible into their tongue, besides a Psalter, primers, ...]
Genres: [biography | historyDownloads: 485

Anomalies Of The Short Story

  [english | 1897]  

William Dean Howells


Summary: [William Dean Howells (March 1 1837 ? May 11 1920) was an American realist author and literary critic. He was known for the Christmas story Christmas Every Day and the novel The Rise of Silas Lapham.]
Genres: [short story | criticismDownloads: 224

At The Pistol Point

  [english | 1897]  

E Hornung


Excerpts: [... the scene had all the cheery sparkle, all the peaceful glamour, of an old-fashioned Christmas card. There was the snow-covered village, there the church-spire ...... and immense round shoulders, a hard mouth, shrewd eyes, and wiry hair as white as the snow outside. The bells ceased, and for a moment there ...... running to several columns, and sub-divided into paragraphs labelled ...]
Genres: [fiction and literature | short storyDownloads: 155

Baboo Jabberjee B A

  [english | 1897]  

F Anstey


Excerpts: [... let my diffidence go to the wall and boldly record every jot and tittle, however humdrum, with the critical reflections and censorious observations ...... where, on arriving, I found every chair pre-occupied, and moreover was restricted to a prospect of the backs of numerous juvenile heads, while expected ...... how far more satisfactory if Right Hon'ble Marquis SALISBURY, instead ...]
Genres: [humorDownloads: 162
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