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By: Bret Harte (1836-1902)
|A Ward of the Golden Gate|
|Trent's Trust, and Other Stories|
|The Story of a Mine|
|Snow-Bound at Eagle's|
|Susy, a story of the Plains|
|Flip, a California romance|
|The Heritage of Dedlow Marsh and Other Tales|
|The Three Partners|
|Found at Blazing Star|
|The Queen of the Pirate Isle|
|A Phyllis of the Sierras|
|A First Family of Tasajara|
|Two Men of Sandy Bar; a drama|
|A Drift from Redwood Park|
By: British Parliament
The Riot Act
The Riot Act was passed by the British Parliament in 1714, the first year of the reign of George I, and came into effect in August 1715. This was a time of widespread social disturbance, as the preamble describes; the Act sought to put an end to this. A group of twelve or more people, “being unlawfully, riotously and tumultuously assembled”, would be read a proclamation; they must disperse within an hour, on pain of death. The same fate would befall anyone preventing the reading of the proclamation, or damaging buildings while on a riot...
By: Bruce Campbell
Mystery of the Iron Box
When Ken Holt's father, the famous newspaper writer, comes home for a Christmas visit, one of the gifts he brings is an antique iron box. Soon after he arrives a serious of unexplained events occur, including an attempted burglary. A hunch that the iron box is at the center of these occurrences sends Ken Holt and his friend Sandy Allen on an exciting adventure to solve the mystery! Ken Holt was the central characters in a series of 18 mystery stories for boys written by Sam and Beryl Epstein under the pseudonym Bruce Campbell.
By: Bryce Walton (1918-1988)
By: BS Murthy
Benign Flame: Saga of Love
The attractions Roopa experienced and the fantasies she entertained as a teen shaped a male imagery that ensconced her subconscious. Insensibly, confident carriage came to be associated with the image of maleness in her mind-set. Her acute consciousness of masculinity only increased her vulnerability to it, making her womanliness crave for the maleness for its gratification. However, as her father was constrained to help her in becoming a doctor, she opts to marry, hoping that Sathyam might serve her cause though the persona she envisioned as masculine, she found lacking in him...
Crossing the Mirage - Passing through Youth
If passing through youth was like crossing the mirage of life for Chandra and Nithya, it proved to be chasing the mirage of love for Sathya and Prema though for plain Vasavi, Chandra's pitiable sibling, it was the end of the road. As life brings Chandra, who suffers from an inferiority complex for his perceived ugliness, and Nithya, who was bogged down being jilted by Vasu, together, they script their fate of fulfillment. And as poetic justice would have it, Sathya, who caused Prema's heart burn, himself was led down the garden path by Kala, doing a "Sathya on Sathya"...
Glaring Shadow - A stream of consciousness novel
Glaring Shadow in a stream of consciousness mode is the self-account of the life and times of a man, who liquidates his immense wealth only to consign it to the flames. The agony and ecstasy of his life as he makes it big in our materialistic world and the way he loses his soul in the bargain, only to regain it when tragedy strikes him makes one ponder over the meaning of success in life - He had the soul of our times, and is the namesake of many. He tamed success by the scruff of its neck, only to fuel envy in our neighborhood...
Jewel-less Crown: Saga of Life
This fascinating saga of life exemplifies the material raise and moral fall of Gautam and Sneha and also the poignant end of the latter and the spiritual rise of the former that is after the fall. Besides, this piquant story depicts the tragic life of their son Suresh Prabhu and his eventual redemption through love for and of Vidya. Book One, Artha and Kama, is about conflict and resolution arising out of ambition and achievement, intrigue and betrayal, compulsion and compromise, sleaze and scandal, trial and sentence and regret and remorse spread over eighteen chapters...
Prey on the Prowl - A Crime Novel
Who could have poisoned Ranjit the realtor, Shakeel the Inspector, Pravar the criminal and Natya his accomplice? Well the needle of suspicion tilted towards Pravar that was till he perished with his mate, but then who was the one? Could it be Radha under the scanner for her role in the death of her husband Madhu and his mistress Mala, Pravar's sister? Or was it Ranjit's spouse Kavya, who owing to Stockholm Syndrome, takes to Pravar her kidnapper. As these deaths by poisoning puzzle Dhruva, Radha, who worms her way into his life, avers that Kavya had the motive and the means to kill her spouse, her paramour and his wife besides the cop...
Onto the Stage - Slighted Souls and other stage and radio plays
Voice Over: Under the British Raj in India, the self-indulging Nizams of Hyderabad abdicated the administration of their vast principality to doralu, the village heads, letting them turn the areas under their domain into their personal fiefdoms. While the successive Nizams were obsessed with building palaces and acquiring jewelry, the village heads succeeded in ushering in an oppressive era of tyrannical order. Acting as loose cannon from their palatial houses called gadis, the doralu succeeded in foisting an inimical feudal order upon the downtrodden dalits...
By: Burbank L. Todd
|Hiram the Young Farmer|
By: Burt L. Standish (1866-1945)
|Frank Merriwell's Bravery|
|Frank Merriwell Down South|
|Frank Merriwell's Cruise|
|Owen Clancy's Happy Trail or, The Motor Wizard in California|
|Frank Merriwell's Son A Chip Off the Old Block|
|Frank Merriwell's Pursuit Or, How to Win|
|Frank Merriwell's Nobility Or, The Tragedy of the Ocean Tramp|
|Frank Merriwell's Chums|
|Frank Merriwell, Junior's, Golden Trail or, The Fugitive Professor|
|Frank Merriwell's Reward|
|Frank Merriwell's Races|
A fine football story for boys. This is another dime novel from the author of the Frank Merriman series.
By: Burton E. Stevenson (1872-1962)
That Affair at Elizabeth
A detective novel set in turn-of-the-century New York City, in which a young lawyer plays the sleuth. Packed with plot twists (and the ubiquitous romantic complication, of course). (
By: Burton Egbert Stevenson (1872-1962)
|A Soldier of Virginia|
|Affairs of State Being an Account of Certain Surprising Adventures Which Befell an American Family in the Land of Windmills|
By: Byron A. Dunn (1842-1926)
Raiding with Morgan
It is a fictional tale of cavalry actions during the U.S. Civil War, under General John Morgan.
By: C. A. (Caroline Augusta) Frazer
|Atmâ A Romance|
By: C. A. (Charles Asbury) Stephens (1844-1931)
|When Life Was Young At the Old Farm in Maine|
|A Busy Year at the Old Squire's|
|Left on Labrador or, The cruise of the Schooner-yacht 'Curlew.' as Recorded by 'Wash.'|
By: C. A. (Charles Augustus) Kincaid (1870-1954)
|Deccan Nursery Tales or, Fairy Tales from the South|
By: C. Bryson Taylor (1880-)
|Nicanor - Teller of Tales A Story of Roman Britain|
By: C. C. (Charles Carroll) Goodwin (1832-1917)
|The Wedge of Gold|
By: C. F. Argyll Saxby
|The Fiery Totem A Tale of Adventure in the Canadian North-West|
By: C. F. Fraser
By: C. H. (Charles Henry) Pearson (1824-1906)
|The Cabin on the Prairie|
By: C. M. (Charles McClellan) Stevens (1861-)
|The Adventures of Uncle Jeremiah and Family at the Great Fair Their Observations and Triumphs|
By: C. S. (Charles Seddon) Evans (1883-1944)
|The Sleeping Beauty|
By: C. S. Sleight
|An Arrow in a Sunbeam and Other Tales|
By: Cal Stewart (1856-1919)
Uncle Josh's Punkin Centre Stories
A collection of comedic short stories from the perspective of an old country man.
By: Captain Charles de Créspigny
Where the Path Breaks
The soldier awakened from the brink of death eight months after his injury on the battlefield. As he slowly regained his senses and his memory, the face of a girl creeps into his mind, and he soon recalls that this girl had married him out of pity on the day he went into battle. The wedding had been a true "war wedding".".Inspired by the face and the vague recollections which were taking shape, and after learning that his day-bride had since remarried (believing her day-husband killed in action), the battle-scarred soldier decides to re-invent himself, take on a new name, and seek a new life...
By: Caradoc Evans (1878-1945)
|My Neighbors Stories of the Welsh People|