THE SNOW IMAGE
OTHER TWICE TOLD TALES
On a bright summer evening, two persons stood among the shrubbery of a garden, stealthily watching a young girl, who sat in the window seat of a neighboring mansion. One of these unseen observers, a gentleman, was youthful, and had an air of high breeding and refinement, and a face marked with intellect, though otherwise of unpr...
It might have been, by Emily Sarah Holt.
This book is mainly about the treasonable plot to blow up Parliament, by
mining through to its lowest floor, or basement, from an adjacent house.
This plot was hatched by a number of Catholic gentlemen, and was quite
ingenious. These people came from a wide area of England, and numbered
about thirty. One point of interest to your reviewer is that one of the
places where they met, or retreated to when not personally involved in
mining, was a hous...
The White Lady of Hazelwood, by Emily Sarah Holt.
Her is another of Emily Holt's books set in the middle ages, this time at the end of the fourteenth century. We are kept constantly aware of this by the quaint words and expressions the players in the drama are always using. Many of these phrases have dropped out of the language, but sometimes the usage is very illuminating, as we can see how we got some modern expression or spelling.
On the whole in this story life goes on quite evenly, wi...
Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole, CBE (1884 – 1941) was an English novelist. He was the son of an Anglican clergyman, intended for a career in the church but drawn instead to writing. Among those who encouraged him were the authors Henry James and Arnold Bennett. His skill at scene-setting, vivid plots, and high profile as a lecturer brought him a large readership in the United Kingdom and North America. He was a best-selling author in the 1920s and 1930s, but has been largely neglected since his death.... One of Walpole's major novels of the early post-war period was The Cathedral, which unlike muc...
This book continues the delightful "Elsie Dinsmore" series. Elsie's children, introduced in the previous volume, live life, grow up, and encounter various problems of their own.
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"The Daughter of the Commandant" (better known as "The Captain's Daughter") is a historical novel by the Russian writer Alexander Pushkin, and is considered to be his finest prose work. The novel is a romanticized account of Pugachev's Rebellion in 1773-1774.
The 17-year-old Pyotr Andreyich is sent by his father to military service in a remote Russian outpost, where he leans honor and love while being caught up in a violent uprising of tribal groups against the imperial government.
THE DAUGHTER OF THE COMMANDANT
A Russian Romance
This collection of Jack London's short stories touches on a variety of topics, from his love of boxing, to relationships between criminals, to the trials of life and travel on many frontiers, to an allegory about a king who desired a nose. London is considered a master of the short story, a form much more to his liking and personality than his novels. He was active and quick of mind and the short story suited him well.
WHEN GOD LAUGHS, AND OTHER STORIES
By Jack London
1911 Mills and Boon edition
When God Laughs The Apostate A Wic...
This is the story of Miriam, an orphan Christian woman living in Rome in the first century. She falls in love with a Roman officer, but knows that her Jewish childhood playmate loves her too and will do anything in order to get her love in return.
A Tale Of The Fall of Jerusalem
By H. Rider Haggard
First Published 1901.
A DWELLER IN THE EAST THIS EASTERN TALE IS DEDICATED BY HER OWN AND HER
Ditchingham: September 14, 1902.
THE PRISON AT CAESAREA
The experiences in public school, Sandhurst and military life in India of Major George Cottar together with his adventures in the dream world he discovers and frequents.
THE DAY'S WORK
By Rudyard Kipling
THE BRIDGE BUILDERS A WALKING DELEGATE THE SHIP THAT FOUND HERSELF THE TOMB OF HIS ANCESTORS THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP SEA WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR .007 THE MALTESE CAT BREAD UPON THE WATERS AN ERROR IN THE FOURTH DIMENSION MY SUNDAY AT HOME THE BRUSHWOOD BOY
THE BRIDGE BUILDERS
The least that F...
Marius the Epicurean is a philosophical novel written by Walter Pater, published in 1885. In it Pater displays, with fullness and elaboration, his ideal of the aesthetic life, his cult of beauty as opposed to bare asceticism, and his theory of the stimulating effect of the pursuit of beauty as an ideal of its own. The principles of what would be known as the Aesthetic movement were partly traceable to this book; and its impact was particularly felt on one of the movement’s leading proponents, Oscar Wilde, a former student of Pater at Oxford.
MARIUS THE EPIC...