By: George Washington Cable (1844-1925)
Bonaventure, A Prose Pastoral of Acadian Louisiana
This is a gentle, delightful story of life and love on the bayoux of Acadian Louisiana during the latter half of the 19th century. Bonaventure is a Creole raised among the Acadians. He loves learning, and through his calling as a teacher, and his own unique force of character, comes to have a lasting effect on the people around him. A word of warning: This story has occasional references to Jews and African Americans that the modern mind finds offensive. They are retained here in the interest of preserving the original text.
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: Maria Edgeworth (1768-1849)
By: Harriet Martineau (1802-1876)
|The Hour and the Man, An Historical Romance|
By: Richard D. Blackmore (1825-1900)
|Lorna Doone A Romance of Exmoor|
By: William Wells Brown (1814-1884)
Clotel, or, The President's Daughter
Clotel; or, The President's Daughter is a novel by William Wells Brown (1815-84), a fugitive from slavery and abolitionist and was published in London, England in December 1853. It is often considered the first African-American novel. This novel focuses on the difficult lives of mulattoes in America and the "degraded and immoral condition of the relation of master and slave in the USA" (Brown). It is about the tragic lives of Currer, Althesea, and Clotel. In the novel, Currer is the former mulatto mistress of President Thomas Jefferson who together have two daughters, Althesea and Clotel...
By: Émile Gaboriau (1832-1873)
Monsieur Lecoq: The Inquiry
Monsieur Lecoq is a captivating mystery, historical and love story : Around 11 o'clock, on the evening of Shrove Sunday 18.., close to the old Barrière d'Italie, frightful cries, coming from Mother Chupin's drinking-shop, are heard by a party of detectives led by Inspector Gévrol. The squad runs up to it. A triple murder has just been committed. The murderer is caught on the premises. Despite Gévrol's opinion that four scoundrels encountered each other in this vile den, that they began to quarrel, that one of them had a revolver and killed the others, Lecoq, a young police agent, suspects a great mystery...
By: Agnes C. Laut (1871-1936)
|Lords of the North|
|Heralds of Empire Being the Story of One Ramsay Stanhope, Lieutenant to Pierre Radisson in the Northern Fur Trade|
By: William Carleton (1794-1869)
The Black Prophet - A Tale of Irish Famine
A story about the Irish, just before the onset of the famine of 1847, with all the color and dialogue of a man who lived it.
By: Henry Lawson (1867-1922)
|Joe Wilson and His Mates|
By: Harold L. Goodwin (1914-1990)
Caves of Fear
Entry in the Rick Brant series by Goodwin under the name John Blaine, which began in 1947. 'Rick and Scotty travel to the Himalayas again, this time to stop nuclear materials from falling into the wrong hands.' says Wikipedia.
By: Charles Alexander Eastman (1858-1939)
Indian Child Life
The author was raised as an American Indian and describes what it was like to be an Indian boy (the first 7 chapters) and an Indian Girl (the last 7 chapters). This is very different from the slanted way the white man tried to picture them as 'savages' and 'brutes.'Quote: Dear Children:—You will like to know that the man who wrote these true stories is himself one of the people he describes so pleasantly and so lovingly for you. He hopes that when you have finished this book, the Indians will seem to you very real and very friendly...
By: Elinor Glyn (1864-1943)
|Beyond The Rocks A Love Story|
By: Charles Reade (1814-1884)
|The Cloister and the Hearth|
By: Edward Everett Hale (1822-1909)
|The Man Without a Country and Other Tales|
Man Without A Country And Other Tales
Edward Everett Hale (1822 – 1909) was an American author, historian and Unitarian clergyman. Hale first came to notice as a writer in 1859, when he contributed the short story "My Double and How He Undid Me" to the Atlantic Monthly. He soon published other stories in the same periodical. His best known work was "The Man Without a Country", published in the Atlantic in 1863 and intended to strengthen support in the Civil War for the Union cause in the North. Though the story is set in the early 19th century, it is an allegory about the upheaval of the American Civil War...
By: Amelia E. Barr (1831-1919)
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 things(for example)as where the capital of the nation was to reside, New York or Philadelphia...
By: Charles Waddell Chesnutt (1858-1932)
The Marrow of Tradition
In The Marrow of Tradition, Charles W. Chesnutt--using the 1898 Wilmington, North Carolina massacre as a backdrop--probes and exposes the raw nerves and internal machinery of racism in the post-Reconstruction-era South; explores how miscegenation, caste, gender and the idea of white supremacy informed Jim Crow laws; and unflinchingly revisits the most brutal of terror tactics, mob lynchings. (Introduction by James K. White)
By: A.P. Herbert (1890-1971)
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 personality, but he begins to live up to his early dreams of heroism...
By: S. Weir Mitchell (1829-1914)
|A Diplomatic Adventure|
By: Mary Esther Miller MacGregor (1876-1961)
A fictionalized biography of George Mackay (1844-1901), an influential Presbyterian missionary in northern Taiwan.
By: Basil King (1859-1928)
Norrie Ford, having been unfairly convicted of murder, has escaped. A lucky chance finds him being rescued by a mysterious girl (the Wild Olive of the title), who sets him up with a new life under a new name in Argentina. He makes such a success of his time there that he is posted back to New York by the company he works for – but not before he has become engaged to be married. Back in New York, he meets up again with the Wild Olive . . .
By: Mary Jane Holmes (1828-1907)
Tempest and Sunshine
Tempest and Sunshine is the first book written by Mary Jane Holmes. Set in the pre-Civil War south, it follows the struggles and romances of two sisters, as different as night and day; blonde Fanny and dark haired Julia. (Introduction by jedopi)
By: John Fox (1863-1919)
|The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come|
By: Francis Lynde (1856-1930)
|The Master of Appleby A Novel Tale Concerning Itself in Part with the Great Struggle in the Two Carolinas; but Chiefly with the Adventures Therein of Two Gentlemen Who Loved One and the Same Lady|
By: Thomas Dixon, Jr. (1864-1946)
Clansman, An Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan
The second book in a trilogy of the Reconstruction era - The Leopard's Spots (1902), The Clansman (1905), and The Traitor (1907), this novel was the basis for the 1915 silent movie classic, "The Birth Of A Nation". Within a fictional story, it records Dixon's understanding of the origins of the first Ku Klux Klan (his uncle was a Grand Titan during Dixon's childhood), recounting why white southerners' began staging vigilante responses to the savage personal insults, political injustices and social cruelties heaped upon them during Reconstruction...
By: Thomas Dixon (1864-1946)
|The Victim A romance of the Real Jefferson Davis|
By: Charles Watts Whistler (1856-1913)
Havelok the Dane: A Legend of Old Grimsby and Lincoln
Troy, Athens, Rome... each has its founding legend. So too does the Lincolnshire town of Grimsby, once the largest fishing port in the world. Havelok the Dane probably derives from a folk-tale, orally passed down before assuming written form - first in Anglo-Norman French, later in Middle English verse (c. 1280-1300). It tells of the rescue of the Danish prince from a wicked regent, who has tried to procure Havelok's murder. Grim the fisher, the appointed hit-man, thwarts the plan by spiriting the lad to England, where Grim settles with his family on the coast, adopting Havelok as his foster-son and naming the new community after himself...
By: Hugh Walpole (1884-1941)
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...
|The Dark Forest|
By: Stanley John Weyman (1855-1928)
|A Gentleman of France|
|In Kings' Byways|
|The Long Night|
By: Emily Sarah Holt (1836-1893)
|The White Lady of Hazelwood A Tale of the Fourteenth Century|
|Earl Hubert's Daughter The Polishing of the Pearl - A Tale of the 13th Century|
|One Snowy Night Long ago at Oxford|
|Clare Avery A Story of the Spanish Armada|
|The King's Daughters|
|In Convent Walls The Story of the Despensers|
|It Might Have Been The Story of the Gunpowder Plot|
|All's Well Alice's Victory|
|For the Master's Sake A Story of the Days of Queen Mary|
|Joyce Morrell's Harvest The Annals of Selwick Hall|
|The Well in the Desert An Old Legend of the House of Arundel|
|Robin Tremayne A Story of the Marian Persecution|
|The Gold that Glitters The Mistakes of Jenny Lavender|
|Our Little Lady Six Hundred Years Ago|
|A Forgotten Hero Not for Him|
By: Thomas A. Janvier (1849-1913)
|The Aztec Treasure-House|
By: George A. Birmingham (1865-1950)
|The Northern Iron|
By: George W. Ogden (1871-1966)
When an agriculture professor wanders into a wicked Kansas cowtown in order to experiment raising wheat, both the professor and the town get more than they bargain for. A wild and wooly Western.
By: Frances E. W. Harper (1825-1911)
This is the story of Iola Leroy, a free-born, mixed-race woman who passed as white. Her true racial identity eventually discovered, she was kidnapped and sold into slavery. Later freed by the Union Army, she journeyed to find others of her family who had been disunited from each other and strewn across the south by the forces of slavery. In the process she also struggled to improve the economic and social station of African Americans. Iola Leroy is a story about race and gender roles during the antebellum and post-Civil War eras, "passing" and the associated socio-political consequences.
By: Maurice Henry Hewlett (1861-1923)
|The Forest Lovers|
|The Fool Errant Being the Memoirs of Francis-Anthony Strelley, Esq., Citizen of Lucca|
By: Lucy Foster Madison (1865-1932)
|In Doublet and Hose A Story for Girls|
By: Bolesław Prus (1847-1912)
Pharaoh and the Priest
The Pharaoh and the Priest (Polish: Faraon) is the fourth and last major novel by the Polish writer Bolesław Prus. It was the sole historical novel by an author who had earlier disapproved of historical novels on the ground that they inevitably distort history. Pharaoh has been described by Czesław Miłosz as a "novel on mechanisms of state power and, as such, probably unique in world literature of the nineteenth century.... Prus, in selecting the reign of 'Pharaoh Ramses XIII' in the eleventh century BCE, sought a perspective that was detached from pressures of topicality and censorship...
By: John Galt (1779-1839)
|Ringan Gilhaize or The Covenanters|
By: Alice Turner Curtis (1863-??)
A Yankee Girl at Fort Sumter
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 children.
Little Maid of Province Town
Plucky eight year old Anne Nelson, living in Provincetown on the tip of Cape Cod, is determined to bring the Revolutionary War to an end so that she can be reunited with her soldier father. Will she succeed in carrying an important message from Boston to Newburyport, warning the American troops to be prepared, or will she be caught by the English ships patrolling the harbor?
Little Maid of Province Town
By: Torquato Tasso (1544-1595)
The First Crusade provides the backdrop for a rich tapestry of political machinations, military conflicts, martial rivalries, and love stories, some of which are complicated by differences in religion. The supernatural plays a major role in the action. Partly on this account, and partly because of the multilayered, intertwined plots, the poem met with considerable contemporary criticism, so Tasso revised it radically and published the revision under a new name, La Gerusalemme Conquistata, or "Jerusalem Conquered," which has remained virtually unread, a warning to authors who pay attention to the critics...
By: Jonathan Nield (1863-)
|A Guide to the Best Historical Novels and Tales|
By: W. D. (William Douw) Lighthall (1857-1954)
|The False Chevalier or, The Lifeguard of Marie Antoinette|
By: Augusta J. Evans (1835-1909)
|Inez A Tale of the Alamo|
By: Charles Carleton Coffin (1823-1896)
|Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times 1769 - 1776 A Historical Romance|
By: Adolph Francis Alphonse Bandelier (1840-1914)
|The Delight Makers|
By: Paul Creswick (1866-1947)
"Well, Robin, on what folly do you employ yourself? Do you cut sticks for our fire o' mornings?" Thus spoke Master Hugh Fitzooth, King's Ranger of the Forest at Locksley, as he entered his house.Robin flushed a little. "These are arrows, sir," he announced, holding one up for inspection.Dame Fitzooth smiled upon the boy as she rose to meet her lord. "What fortune do you bring us to-day, father?" asked she, cheerily.Fitzooth's face was a mask of discontent. "I bring myself, dame," answered he, "neither more nor less...
By: Robert Neilson Stephens (1867-1906)
|The Bright Face of Danger Being an Account of Some Adventures of Henri de Launay, Son of the Sieur de la Tournoire|
By: Frederic Stewart Isham (1866-1922)
|Under the Rose|
By: Augustine D. Crake (1836-1890)
|Edwy the Fair or the First Chronicle of Aescendune A Tale of the Days of Saint Dunstan|
|The House of Walderne A Tale of the Cloister and the Forest in the Days of the Barons' Wars|
By: Evaleen Stein (1863-1923)
Gabriel and the Hour Book
Brother Stephen has the heart of an artist and wishes to leave the abbey to travel and see the world. However, King Louis has decreed that an "hour book" be made for his bride, Lady Anne, which in turn causes the Abbott to refuse Brother Stephen's request to leave the brotherhood as his illuminations are the most beautiful, and as such, he desires that Brother Stephen should be the one to make the hour book. This decision angers Brother Stephen. Will Brother Stephen stay at the abbey and carry out his task or will he refuse and bring about a ban against him, a serious matter indeed...
By: Maurice Thompson (1844-1901)
|Alice of Old Vincennes|
By: Boyd Cable (1878-1943)
Between the Lines
This book, all of which has been written at the Front within sound of the German guns and for the most part within shell and rifle range, is an attempt to tell something of the manner of struggle that has gone on for months between the lines along the Western Front, and more especially of what lies behind and goes to the making of those curt and vague terms in the war communiqués. I think that our people at Home will be glad to know more, and ought to know more, of what these bald phrases may actually signify, when, in the other sense, we read 'between the lines.'
By: William Ware (1797-1852)
|Aurelian or, Rome in the Third Century|
By: Ottilie A. (Ottilia Adelina) Liljencrantz (1876-1910)
|The Thrall of Leif the Lucky A Story of Viking Days|
By: Mary Hallock Foote (1847-1938)
In Exile and Other Stories
Six short stories by Mary Hallock Foote (1847–1938), an American author and illustrator. She is best known for her illustrated short stories and novels portraying life in the mining communities of the turn-of-the-century American West. She is famous for her stories of place, in which she portrayed the rough, picturesque life she experienced and observed in the old West, especially that in the early mining towns. She wrote several novels, and illustrated stories and novels by other authors for various publishers...
By: George Durston
Boy Scout Aviators
Follow the adventures of Harry Fleming, Dick Mercer, and Jack Young in this exciting Boy Scout adventure! Harry is an American Boy Scout separated from his country and hometown when his father has to go on a trip to England for business. He joins a Boy Scout troop there and meets Dick Mercer. Together they help solve an exciting mystery in the midst of heliographs, spies, and traps, finding their way to the spy headquarters, Bray Park. They must solve a mystery and save England, with the help of a Boy Scout they meet along the way, Jack Young. (Kangaroo692)
By: Gaston Derreaux
|The Sun King|
By: Lawrence Turnbull (-1927)
|The Royal Pawn of Venice A Romance of Cyprus|
|A Golden Book of Venice|
By: Katharine S. Prichard (1883-1969)
The Pioneers is set against the background of pioneering life in the Gippsland region of Victoria in pre-Federation Australia. Mary and Donald Cameron are free-settlers who make a home in the wilderness and grow a prosperous cattle operation that establishes their position as prominent members of the new settlement.At first, the novel privileges Mary’s perspective as she encounters escaped convicts, bush fires, and raising a son in a remote community. Later, it follows her son, Davey, as he struggles for independence against his father’s harsh authority...
By: Susan Edmonstoune Ferrier
Marriage, Volume 1
“Love!–A word by superstition thought a God; by use turned to an humour; by self-will made a flattering madness.” – Alexander and Campaspe. Lady Juliana, the indulged and coddled seventeen (”And a half, papa”) year old daughter of the Earl of Cortland, is betrothed by her father to a wealthy old Duke who can give her every luxury. She instead runs away and marries her very handsome but penniless lover. Very soon, they are forced to travel to Scotland to live with his quirky family in a rundown “castle” in the barren wilderness. Can this marriage survive?(Summary by P.Cunningham)
By: Tom Bevan (1868-)
|Sea-Dogs All! A Tale of Forest and Sea|
By: Charles Franklin Carter
|Old Mission Stories of California|
By: Edna Lyall (1857-1903)
|Derrick Vaughan, Novelist|
By: C. Bryson Taylor (1880-)
|Nicanor - Teller of Tales A Story of Roman Britain|
By: Annie T. Colcock
|Margaret Tudor A Romance of Old St. Augustine|
By: Mary (Mary C. Johnson) Dillon
|The Rose of Old St. Louis|
By: A. Ethelwyn Wetherald (1857-1940)
|An Algonquin Maiden A Romance of the Early Days of Upper Canada|
By: Harry Moore
|The Liberty Boys Running the Blockade or, Getting Out of New York|
By: A. J. (Augustine J.) O'Reilly
|Alvira, the Heroine of Vesuvius|
By: Duffield Osborne (1858-1917)
|The Lion's Brood|
By: Hugh Pendexter (1875-1940)
|A Virginia Scout|
By: J. Breckenridge (John Breckenridge) Ellis (1870-1956)
By: Austin Bishop
Tom of the Raiders
Young Adult historical fiction of a young man joining the Union Army and taking part in the Great Locomotive Chase.
By: C. A. (Caroline Augusta) Frazer
|Atmâ A Romance|
By: Joaquín Telesforo de Trueba y Cosío (1799?-1835)
|Gómez Arias Or, The Moors of the Alpujarras, A Spanish Historical Romance.|