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Qventin Durward

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QVENTIN DURWARD

Walter Scott

Suomentanut

Suonio

Alun perin julkaissut Werner S"oderstr"om Osakeyhti"o 1917

I

VASTAKOHDAT

Kas tuonne, tuota taulua ja tuota, ne kahden veljeksen on muotokuvat.

Hamlet.

Loppupuolella XV:t"a vuosisataa saivat alkunsa ne tapaukset, jotka kohottivat Ranskan siihen peloittavaan mahtavuuteen, mik"a siit"a l"ahtien on aika ajottain her"att"anyt muiden Euroopan kansojen kateutta t"at"a valtakuntaa kohtaan. Ennen t"at"a aikakautta oli Ranskan ollut pakko taistella itsen"aisyytens"a puolesta ...

Maid of Maiden Lane

The Maid of Maiden lane is a wonderful love story in which Mrs. Barr intertwines the hot political and social issues that were occurring in America during the last decade of the 18th century with an excellent love story plot. Some of those issues include: the moral dilemma and debate over the French Revolution, and how that event touched the lives of the immigrants in America; the prejudices between the immigrants from England, and those from France or Holland, and how those animosities affected the ordinary lives of the people; and the political debate over titles, foreign policy, and such th...

Post Haste –by: Robert Michael Ballantyne

In this book, Ballantyne weaves the story of Phillip Mayland and his friend, George Aspel with an interesting portrayal of the British Post Office as it existed in the 19th century. In the words of R. M. Ballantyne himself: "This tale is founded chiefly on facts furnished by the Postmaster-General’s Annual Reports, and gathered, during personal intercourse and investigation, at the General Post-Office of London and its Branches. It is intended to illustrate—not by any means to exhaust—the subject of postal work, communication, and incident throughout the Kingdom. I have to render my ...

Children of the Ghetto –by: Israel Zangwill

In this 1892 novel of London's Jewish East End, Israel Zangwill sets the apparently irrational and decidedly indecorous religious practices of transplanted eastern European Jews against the forces of assimilation. Zangwill's knowledge of Yiddishkeit and skill in melodrama created a series of unforgettable vignettes that had a significant effect on the public perception of this much stigmatized immigrant group.

Israel Zangwill (1864-1926) was born in London of Russian and Polish parents. He coined the term cultural "melting pot".

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CHILDREN OF THE GHETTO...

The Bravest of the Brave

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THE BRAVEST OF THE BRAVE

OR, WITH PETERBOROUGH IN SPAIN

By G. A. Henty.

PREFACE

My Dear Lads:

There are few great leaders whose lives and actions have so completely fallen into oblivion as those of the Earl of Peterborough. His career as a general was a brief one, extending only over little more than a year, and yet in that time he showed a genius for warfare which has never been surpassed, and performed feats of daring worthy of taking their place among those of the leaders of chivalry.

The fact that they have made so slight a mark upon history is due to...

Mistress Wilding

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MISTRESS WILDING

By Rafael Sabatini

CONTENTS

I. POT VALIANCE

II. SIR ROWLAND TO THE RESCUE

III. DIANA SCHEMES

IV. TERMS OF SURRENDER

V. THE ENCOUNTER

VI. THE CHAMPION

VII. THE NUPTIALS of RUTH WESTMACOTT

VIII. BRIDE AND GROOM

IX. MR. TRENCHARD'S COUNTERSTROKE

X. THEIR OWN PETARD

XI. THE MARPLOT

XII. AT THE FORD

XIII "PRO RELIGIONE ET LIBERTATE"

XIV. HIS GRACE IN COUNSEL

XV. LYME OF THE KING

XVI. PLOTS AND PLOTTERS

XVII. MR. WILDING'S RETURN

XVIII. BETRAYAL

XIX. ...

Ben-Hur Een verhaal van den tijd van Jezus omwandeling op aarde

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BEN HUR

Een verhaal uit den tijd van Jezus' omwandeling op aarde

Uit het Engelsch van

LEWIS WALLACE

door

ALMA

(A.M.Th. Doedes)

VOORBERICHT.

Gaarne schrijf ik, daartoe verzocht, een aanbevelend woord voor eene nieuwe uitgave van dit boek, dat vertaald is met eene zorg en keurigheid zulk een meesterstuk waardig.

Niemand kan meer bereid zijn dan ik om te erkennen, dat een verhaal uit den tijd van Jezus' omwandeling op aarde een genre is uiterst teeder en zoo vol gevaar om het heilige niet heilig te houden, dat het ...

A Journal of the Plague Year, written by a citizen who continued all the while in London

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A JOURNAL OF THE PLAGUE YEAR

By Daniel Defoe

being observations or memorials of the most remarkable occurrences, as well public as private, which happened in London during the last great visitation in 1665. Written by a Citizen who continued all the while in London. Never made public before

It was about the beginning of September, 1664, that I, among the rest of my neighbours, heard in ordinary discourse that the plague was returned again in Holland; for it had been very violent there, and particularly at Amsterd...

A Yankee Girl at Fort Sumter –by: Alice Turner Curtis

Sylvia Fulton is a ten-years-old girl from Boston who stayed in Charleston, South Carolina, before the opening of the civil war. She loves her new home, and her dear friends. However, political tensions are rising, and things start to change. Through these changes, Silvia gets to know the world better: from Estrella, her maid, she starts to understand what it is to be a slave, from her unjust teacher she learns that not all beautiful people are perfect, and from the messages she carries to Fort Sumter she learns what is the meaning of danger. However, this is a lovely book, written mostly for ...

The Secret Battle

Like many soldiers at the beginning of their military careers, Harry Penrose has romantic ideas of climbing the ranks and attaining hero status. However, while stationed at Gallipoli, the realities of war begin to take their toll on Penrose, not only physically, but also mentally where the war has become a 'battle of the mind.' This is his story as related by a fellow soldier, as well as the story of the campaign at Gallipoli which is vividly portrayed from the author's own personal experiences.

During his tenure as an officer, Penrose slowly asserts himself; the war takes a toll on his...
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