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.