Snarley yow, or The Dog Fiend, by Captain Marryat.
"Snarley yow", or "The Dog Fiend" was published in 1837, the eleventh book to flow from Marryat's pen.
You could say that this book is a chronicle of the doings of various hopeless people, who are constantly being unkind to one another, and in particular, except for his owner, to the rather horrible dog. But no matter what is put in hand to do the dog in, he always somehow seems to survive, and to re appear just as unattractive and nasty ...
The King's Daughters, How Two Girls Kept the Faith, by Emily Sarah Holt.
You will enjoy this book about the time when Mary was Queen of England,
following the rise of Protestantism during Henry the Eighth's and Edward
the Sixth's reigns. Mary was a Catholic, and during her reign there was
a time when people with the Protestant faith were apt to be tortured and
burnt at the stake.
So the King of the title is the King of Heaven, and his daughters are
those women who retain their faith e...
A GENTLEMAN OF FRANCE
BEING THE MEMOIRS OF GASTON DE BONNE SIEUR DE MARSAC
By Stanley Weyman
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Many French words in the text have accents, etc. which have been
CHAPTER I. THE SPORT OF FOOLS
CHAPTER II. THE KING OF NAVARRE
CHAPTER III. BOOT AND SADDLE
CHAPTER IV. MADEMOISELLE DE LA VIRE
CHAPTER V. THE ROAD TO BLOIS
CHAPTER VI. MY MOTHER'S LODGING
CHAPTER VII. SIMO...
Fix Bay'nets, by George Manville Fenn.
ON THE MARCH.
Trrt trrt trrt. Just that little sound, as the sticks flirted with
the drumheads to keep the men in step; for Her Majesty's 404th Fusiliers
were marching "easy." So it was called; and it meant with the men
smoking, and carrying their rifles as they pleased shouldered, at the
trail, slung muzzle up or muzzle down. But, all the same, it was a
miserable fiction to call it marching easy, for it was impossible to
make that march anything but hard. Why? Because of the road.
No; that ...
THE SNOW IMAGE
OTHER TWICE TOLD TALES
JOHN INGLEFIELD'S THANKSGIVING
On the evening of Thanksgiving day, John Inglefield, the blacksmith, sat
in his elbow chair, among those who had been keeping festival at his
board. Being the central figure of the domestic circle, the fire threw
its strongest light on his massive and sturdy frame, reddening his rough
visage, so that it looked...
by Thomas Love Peacock
Now come ye for peace here, or come ye for war?
"The abbot, in his alb arrayed," stood at the altar in the abbey chapel
of Rubygill, with all his plump, sleek, rosy friars, in goodly lines
disposed, to solemnise the nuptials of the beautiful Matilda Fitzwater,
daughter of the Baron of Arlingford, with the noble Robert Fitz Ooth,
Earl of Locksley and Huntingdon. The abbey of Rubygill stood in a
picturesque valley, at a little distance from the western boundary o...
A Comedy of Justice
JAMES BRANCH CABELL
"Of JURGEN eke they maken mencioun,
That of an old wyf gat his youthe agoon,
And gat himselfe a shirte as bright as fyre
Wherein to jape, yet gat not his desire
In any countrie ne condicioun."
Before each tarradiddle,
Uncowed by sciolists,
Robuster persons twiddle
Tremendously big fists.
"Our gods are good," they tell us;
"Nor will our gods defer
Remission of rude fellows'
Ability to err."
So this, you...
Looking for a replacement to Sherlock Holmes after the author had killed him off in 1894, Doyle wrote this murder mystery in the dying years of the 19th century. Set in Napoleon’s era, it involves a Frenchman returning to his native land to join the Emperor’s ranks.
A MEMORY OF THE EMPIRE
I. THE COAST OF FRANCE
II. THE SALT MARSH
III. THE RUINED COTTAGE
IV. MEN OF THE NIGHT
V. THE LAW
VI. THE SECRET PASSAGE
VII. THE OWNER OF GROSBOIS
VIII. COUSIN SYBYLLE
IX. THE CAMP OF BOUL...
Stewart Edward White wrote fiction and non-fiction about adventure and travel, with an emphasis on natural history and outdoor living. White's books were popular at a time when America was losing its vanishing wilderness and many are based on his experiences in mining and lumber camps. The Blazed Trail is the story of early lumbermen in the northern woods of Michigan. The novel portrays the challenges faced by the workers focusing on one, Harry Thorpe, as he endeavors to be successful though completely unskilled when he enters the woods. The author mixes the splendor of nature with suspense, d...
By 1348 the House of Loring has fallen on hard times. Together, the Black Death and the greedy monks of Waverley have bled away all of the Loring wealth. Even the manor house will have to go to pay their debts.
Then a chance encounter with the King of England provides Nigel, the last of the Lorings, with the chance to seek his fortune in the constant wars with France. But more importantly for Nigel it also means that he may be able to do the "three small deeds" that will show he is worthy to ask for the hand of the Lady Mary in marriage.
Filled with chivalry, humour, and high romance...