By: Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
A Tale of Two Cities
Its immortal opening lines, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..." set the stage for a sweeping narrative that combines drama, glory, honor, history, romance, brutality, sacrifice and resurrection. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens is one of the most widely read and famous works of historical fiction in the English language. Dickens had recently launched his magazine All the Year Round in 1859. In the same year, he began featuring A Tale of Two Cities in 31 weekly installments in his new magazine...
Our Mutual Friend
As the last published novel of a writer whose career spanned over a dozen novels, innumerable short stories, plays and nonfiction, Our Mutual Friend is indeed a great composition by Charles Dickens. Considered to be one of his most mature, insightful and refined works, Our Mutual Friend takes a long, hard look at what many Victorians loved but hated to admit they did—money. Dickens uses satire, irony, symbolism and biting wit to portray this unlovely picture of a society obsessed with material comforts and its hypocrisy about the means it uses to achieve its ends...
A Child's History of England
A Child’s History of England first appeared in serial form, running from January 25, 1851 to December 10, 1853 and was first published in three volume book form in 1852, 1853, and 1854. Dickens dedicated the book to “My own dear children, whom I hope it may help, bye and bye, to read with interest larger and better books on the same subject”. The history covered the period between 50 BC and 1689, ending with a chapter summarising events from then until the ascension of Queen Victoria.
One of the two Historical novels Charles Dickens wrote, Barnaby Rudge is set around the ‘Gordon’ riots in London in 1780. The story begins in 1775 with Barnaby, his Mother, and his talking Raven Grip, fleeing their home from a blackmailer, and going into hiding. Joe Willet similarly finds he must leave his home to escape his Father’s ire, leaving behind the woman he loves. Five years later these characters, and many others whose lives we have followed, find themselves caught up in the horrific Protestant rioting led by Sir George Gordon...
|Master Humphrey's Clock|
|Speeches: Literary and Social|
By: Charles Dudley Warner (1829-1900)
|The Story of Pocahontas|
|In the Wilderness|
|Captain John Smith|
|Baddeck, and That Sort of Thing|
By: Charles E. (Charles Edward) Young (1846-)
|Dangers of the Trail in 1865 A Narrative of Actual Events|
By: Charles E. (Charles Eugene) Flandrau (1828-1903)
|The History of Minnesota and Tales of the Frontier|
By: Charles E. Hatch
|The First Seventeen Years: Virginia 1607-1624|
By: Charles Edwyn Vaughan (1854-1922)
|English literary criticism|
By: Charles Foster Kent
The Making of a Nation: The Beginnings of Israel's History
Charles Foster Kent was one of the premier scholars in Jewish Studies at the turn of the century. He was particularly well-known for his comparisons of early Christianity to its Jewish roots. He also wrote several distinguished histories of Israel, the Jewish people, Torah studies, and the development of oral Torah.
By: Charles Francis Adams (1835-1915)
|"Imperialism" and "The Tracks of Our Forefathers"|
By: Charles Franklin Carter
|Old Mission Stories of California|
By: Charles Godfrey Leland (1824-1903)
|The English Gipsies and Their Language|
|Algonquin Legends of New England|
By: Charles Greville (1794-1865)
|The Greville Memoirs (Second Part) A Journal of the Reign of Queen Victoria from 1837 to 1852 (Volume 1 of 3)|
|The Greville Memoirs A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV and King William IV, Vol. I|
|The Greville Memoirs A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV and King William IV, Vol. II|
|The Greville Memoirs A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV and King William IV, Vol. III|
By: Charles H. Clarke
|History of Company F, 1st Regiment, R.I. Volunteers, during the Spring and Summer of 1861|
By: Charles Harrison (-1943)
|A Humorous History of England|
By: Charles Haven Ladd Johnston (1877-1943)
|Famous Privateersmen and Adventurers of the Sea Their rovings, cruises, escapades, and fierce battling upon the ocean for patriotism and for treasure|
By: Charles Hemstreet (1866-?)
The Story of Manhattan
The history of New York City is told as a story, in few words. It begins with Henry Hudson's discovery of Manhattan in 1609. And it finishes in 1898 when the island of Manhattan becomes the Borough of Manhattan of Greater New York.
By: Charles Henry Eden (1839-1900)
|Australian Search Party|