By: Alexandre Corréard (1788-1857)
|Narrative of a Voyage to Senegal in 1816 Undertaken by Order of the French Government|
By: Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870)
The Count of Monte Cristo
Written by French author Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo follows the life of Edmond Dantes as he embarks on a journey of revenge after being wrongly imprisoned and set up by none other than his so-called friends. Set during the years after the fall of Napoleon’s empire, the story unwinds in several locations including Paris, Marseilles, Rome, Monte Cristo and Constantinople. A handsome young sailor and soon to be ship captain Edmond Dantes seems to have it all in life, as he returns to Marseilles to wed the love of his life and fiancée, the beautiful Mercedes...
The Three Musketeers
The Three Musketeers follows the adventures of the young Gascon nobleman, D’Artagnan and his three trusted friends who served as musketeers in the king’s regiment – Athos, Porthos & Aramis. Written by Alexandre Dumas, the book was a bestseller during the time of its publication and it remains so even today. It follows the timeless theme of friendship and bravery. The main protagonist of the story is D’Artagnan who travels to Paris to realize his dreams of becoming one of the musketeers for the king...
The Man in the Iron Mask
The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas is part of the novel The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years After, published in serial form between 1857-50. It is also the last of the D'Artagnan stories written by Dumas and the three musketeers are the real heroes of the story, though the title is given to the man in the iron mask. The story opens with Aramis (one of the musketeers who is now a priest) taking the last confession of a prisoner who is condemned to be executed soon. His confession comes as a thunderbolt to the former musketeer...
Twenty Years After
First serialized from January to August, 1845, Twenty Years After is the second book in The D’Artagnan Romances, and follows the gallant adventures of the musketeers, as they are once again summoned to alleviate the various threats that lurk in the political scene of France, as the country is threatened by a possible uprising. Enriched with exciting and well-developed characters, the novel adds more detail to its familiar characters, as the musketeers have matured and are portrayed in a more introspective light...
Dumas's 'Celebrated Crimes' was not written for children. The novelist has spared no language -- has minced no words -- to describe the violent scenes of a violent time.In some instances facts appear distorted out of their true perspective, and in others the author makes unwarranted charges. The careful, mature reader, for whom the books are intended, will recognize, and allow for, this fact.The first volume comprises the annals of the Borgias and the Cenci. The name of the noted and notorious Florentine family has become a synonym for intrigue and violence, and yet the Borgias have not been without stanch defenders in history...
The Vicomte De Bragelonne
After The Three Muskateers and Twenty Years After the adventurous story of Athos, Porthos, Aramis and D'Artagnan continues!The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later (French: Le Vicomte de Bragelonne ou Dix ans plus tard) is the last of the Musketeer novels. It is usually divided into four volumes and this first volume contains chapters 1-75.
The Black Tulip
The Black Tulip, written by Alexandre Dumas père and published in 1850, is a historical novel placed in the time of Tulipmania in the Netherlands. The novel begins with the 1672 politically motivated mob lynching of the de Witt brothers and then follows the story of Cornelius van Baerle, godson of Cornelius de Wit. Cornelius Van Baerle has joined the race to breed a truly black tulip – and to win the prize of 100,000 guilders, as well as fame and honour. As he nears his goal he is jailed and then of course rescued – by the beautiful Rosa, daughter of the jailer.
Louise de la Valliere
After The Three Muskateers and Twenty Years After the adventurous story of Athos, Porthos, Aramis and D'Artagnan continues! The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later (French: Le Vicomte de Bragelonne ou Dix ans plus tard) is the last of the Musketeer novels. It is usually divided into four volumes and this third volume contains chapters 141-208.
Ten Years Later
After The Three Muskateers and Twenty Years After the adventurous story of Athos, Porthos, Aramis and D'Artagnan continues!The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later (French: Le Vicomte de Bragelonne ou Dix ans plus tard) is the last of the Musketeer novels. It is usually divided into four volumes and this second volume contains chapters 76-140.
|The Queen's Necklace|
|The Forty-Five Guardsmen|
|The Companions of Jehu|
Marguerite de Valois
A historical fiction novel set in Paris (1572) during Charles IX's reign and the French Wars of Religion. Marguerite de Valois, daughter of deceased Henry II, is the novel's protagonist set against the infamous schemes of the Catholic power player, Catherine de Medici.
Chicot the Jester
This sequel to Dumas' “Marguerite de Valois” begins four years after the sudden death of King Charles IX and succession of his brother Henry III. The reign of King Henry III was plagued with rebellion and political intrigue due to the War of the Three Henries, where his regency was challenged by King Henry of Navarre (leader of the Huguenots) and Henry I, Duke of Guise (leader of the Catholic League). Dumas weaves two main storylines through this turbulent backdrop: one of the love ignited between le Comte de Bussy and la Dame de Monsoreau, and another of the friendship between King Henry III and his truly unique jester, Chicot (Jean-Antoine d'Anglerais).
|The Conspirators The Chevalier d'Harmental|
|The Prussian Terror|
|The Regent's Daughter|
|The Princess of Bagdad a play in three acts|
|The Son of Clemenceau|
Celebrated Crimes, Vol. 2: The Massacres of the South
Dumas's 'Celebrated Crimes' was not written for children. The novelist has spared no language--has minced no words--to describe the violent scenes of a violent time.In some instances facts appear distorted out of their true perspective, and in others the author makes unwarranted charges. The careful, mature reader, for whom the books are intended, will recognize, and allow for, this fact.
Count of Monte Cristo (version 2)
The story takes place in France, Italy, islands in the Mediterranean and the Levant during the historical events of 1815–1838 (from just before the Hundred Days through the reign of Louis-Philippe of France). The historical setting is a fundamental element of the book. It is primarily concerned with themes of justice, vengeance, mercy, and forgiveness, and is told in the style of an adventure story.
Count of Monte Cristo (version 3)
Le Comte de Monte-Cristo is an adventure novel and one of the author's most popular works. He completed the work in 1844. The story takes place in France, Italy, islands in the Mediterranean and in the Levant during the historical events of 1815-1838 (from just before the Hundred Days to the reign of Louis-Philippe of France). It deals with themes of hope, justice, vengeance, mercy and forgiveness. The book is considered a literary classic today.
|Man in the Iron Mask (an Essay)|
By: Alexandre Dumas (fils)
The Lady of the Camellias (French: La Dame aux camélias) is a novel by Alexandre Dumas, fils, first published in 1848, that was subsequently adapted for the stage. The Lady of the Camellias premiered at the Theatre de Vaudeville in Paris, France on February 2, 1852. An instant success, Giuseppe Verdi immediately set about to put the story to music. His work became the 1853 opera La Traviata with the female protagonist “Marguerite Gautier” renamed “Violetta Valéry”.
By: Alexandre Exquemelin (c. 1645-1707)
The Pirates of Panama
This volume was originally written in Dutch by John Esquemeling, and first published in Amsterdam in 1678 under the title of De Americaeneche Zee Roovers. It immediately became very popular and this first hand history of the Buccaneers of America was soon translated into the principal European languages. The first English edition was printed in 1684. Esquemeling served the Buccaneers in the capacity of barber-surgeon, and was present at all their exploits. Little did he suspect that his first hand observations would some day be cherished as the only authentic and true history of the Buccaneers and Marooners of the Spanish Main...
By: Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859)
Democracy in America
Arguably, one of the most influential and insightful pieces of work concerned with American political life, Democracy in America directs itself towards American politics and society, and is considered to be one the best books written on the subject. Published in 2 volumes, in 1835 and 1840, Tocqueville records his findings after studying the thriving nation in his nine month exploratory journey. The young French aristocrat first came to America on an official assignment to study the American penal system, but instead used this as a pretext to study American society...
|American Institutions and Their Influence|
|Correspondence & Conversations of Alexis de Tocqueville with Nassau William Senior from 1834 to 1859, Volume 2|
By: Alfonso Josephs Sheafe
|The Fascinating Boston How to Dance and How to Teach the Popular New Social Favorite|
By: Alfred A. (Alfred Augustus) Grace (1867-1942)
|The Tale of Timber Town|
By: Alfred Ainger (1837-1904)
|English Men of Letters: Crabbe|
By: Alfred Arthur Reade
|Study and Stimulants; Or, the Use of Intoxicants and Narcotics in Relation to Intellectual Life|
By: Alfred Austin (1835-1913)
|The Bridling of Pegasus Prose Papers on Poetry|
By: Alfred Ayres (1826-1902)
Ayres arranges usage problems alphabetically and treats certain areas in greater detail as he sees fit. For example, his first entry is A-AN (articles). His second is ABILITY-CAPACITY, in which he distinguishes between the meanings. The alphabetical arrangement continues through to YOURS. (Introduction by Bill Boerst)
By: Alfred B. Richards
By: Alfred Biese (1856-1930)
|The Development of the Feeling for Nature in the Middle Ages and Modern Times|
By: Alfred Binet (1857-1911)
The Mind and the Brain
Today, almost every layperson understands the concept of intelligence tests and can glibly discuss IQ scores. In fact, these have become so common in the popular imagination that magazines, websites and pop quizzes offer to assess your intelligence at the drop of a hat! In this scenario, it's interesting to recall the very first person who proposed the concept of measurable intelligence. Alfred Binet was basically a clinical psychologist whose wide-ranging interests in learning difficulties faced by school children prompted him to undertake extensive studies in human cognition, psychology, learning and behavior...
By: Alfred Brittain
By: Alfred Burnett (1824-1884)
|Incidents of the War: Humorous, Pathetic, and Descriptive|
By: Alfred C. Chapin
|The Future of Brooklyn|
By: Alfred Carmichael (1874-1963)
|Indian Legends of Vancouver Island|
By: Alfred Castner King
|Mountain idylls, and Other Poems|
By: Alfred Comyn Lyall (1835-1911)
|Studies in Literature and History|
By: Alfred Coppel (1921-2004)
|The Hills of Home|
By: Alfred Crowquill (1804-1872)
|The Giant Hands or, the Reward of Industry|
By: Alfred D. (Alfred Duclos) DeCelles (1843-1925)
|The 'Patriotes' of '37 A Chronicle of the Lower Canada Rebellion|
By: Alfred de Musset (1810-1857)
The Confession of a Child of the Century
In this autobiographic novel, an aging man reflects on his past. We are witness to the relationships he has along the way, his mistakes, and finally- in the most unexpected and honorable way- the sudden developement of his belief in god.
By: Alfred de Vigny (1797-1863)
By: Alfred E. Johnson (1879-)
|Frank Reynolds, R.I.|
|The Hazeley Family|
By: Alfred E. Pease
|The Badger A Monograph|
By: Alfred Edgar Coppard (1878-1957)
The Best British Short Stories of 1922
Twenty-four short stories by famous and not-so-famous British authors.
By: Alfred Elwes (1819-1888)
The Adventures of a Dog, and a Good Dog Too
This fictional work is written in 1st person by the dog himself. It's a cute story of the adventures in the life of a noble dog who is appropriately named, Job. The canine society in which he lives is an interesting parallel to human society.
|The Adventures of a Cat And a Fine Cat too!|
|The Adventures of a Bear And a Great Bear too|
By: Alfred Farthing Robbins (1856-1931)
|Practical Politics; or, the Liberalism of To-day|
By: Alfred G. K. L'Estrange (1832-1915)
|History of English Humour, Vol. 2|
|History of English Humour, Vol. 1 With an Introduction upon Ancient Humour|
By: Alfred Gatty (1809-1873)
|The Fairy Godmothers and Other Tales|
|A Key to Lord Tennyson's 'In Memoriam'|
By: Alfred Gurney (1845-1898)
|A Christmas Faggot|
By: Alfred H. (Alfred Henry) Miles (1848-1929)
|Fifty-Two Stories For Girls|
By: Alfred H. Engelbach
|The King's Warrant A Story of Old and New France|
By: Alfred H. Lloyd (1864-1927)
|The Will to Doubt An essay in philosophy for the general thinker|
By: Alfred Henry Lewis (1857-1914)
|Faro Nell and Her Friends Wolfville Stories|
|The President A novel|
|How The Raven Died 1902, From "Wolfville Nights"|
By: Alfred Hopkinson (1851-1939)
|Rebuilding Britain A Survey of Problems of Reconstruction After the World War|
By: Alfred John Church (1829-1912)
|Stories from the Greek Tragedians|
|The Story of the Odyssey|
|Stories From Livy|
|Roman life in the days of Cicero|
By: Alfred Kingston
|Fragments of Two Centuries Glimpses of Country Life when George III. was King|
By: Alfred Korzybski (1879-1950)
|Manhood of Humanity.|
By: Alfred Lawson (1869-1954)
"I doubt that anyone who reads [Born Again] will ever forget it: it is quite singularly bad, with long undigestible rants against the evils of the world, an impossibly idealistic Utopian prescription for the said evils, and - as you will have gathered - a very silly plot." - oddbooks.co.ukAlfred Lawson was a veritable Renaissance man: a professional baseball player, a luminary in the field of aviation, an outspoken advocate of vegetarianism and economic reform, and the founder of a pseudo-scientific crackpot philosophy called Lawsonomy...
By: Alfred Lichtenstein (1889-1914)
|The Verse of Alfred Lichtenstein|
|The Prose of Alfred Lichtenstein|
By: Alfred M. (Alfred Marston) Tozzer (1877-1954)
|Animal Figures in the Maya Codices|
By: Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947)
The Concept of Nature
In The Concept of Nature, Alfred North Whitehead discusses the interrelatedness of time, space, and human perception.The idea of objects as ‘occasions of experience’, arguments against body-mind duality and the search for an all-encompassing ‘philosophy of nature’ are examined, with specific reference to contemporary (Einstein, with whose theory of relativity he has some complaints) and ancient (Plato, Aristotle) approaches.
By: Alfred Noyes (1880-1958)
|Watchers of the Sky|
Alfred Noyes, in the blank-verse epic "Drake", fictionalizes the historical Francis Drake, who, during the reign of Elizabeth I of England, sailed (and plundered) on the Spanish Main and beyond.
|The Lord of Misrule And Other Poems|
|Rada A Drama of War in One Act|
By: Alfred Ollivant (1874-1927)
|Bob, Son of Battle|
|Boy Woodburn A Story of the Sussex Downs|
|The Gentleman A Romance of the Sea|
By: Alfred Perceval Graves (1846-1931)
|A Celtic Psaltery|
By: Alfred Pink
|Gardening for the Million|
By: Alfred R. Calhoun (1844-)
|How to Get on in the World A Ladder to Practical Success|
|Business Hints for Men and Women|
|Lost in the Cañon|