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By: Anna Katharine Green (1864-1935)
Told from the perspective of a Mrs. Truax, the owner of an inn during the time of the American and French Revolutions, "The Forsaken Inn" is a locked-room mystery that keeps readers guessing about what has happened. A young couple stays at the inn for the night, and goes on their way in the morning ... and several years later, the bride's body is found in a secret room of the inn. Yet, many people saw that bride leave with her husband. How can this be? Green tells her tale through Mrs. Truax' diary, and through letters and discussions with other characters who were friends of the young couple. An entertaining and highly recommended read.
|A Difficult Problem 1900|
Miss Saunders is out for an adventure. One, which is full of secrets, hints, and half-lies. One, which will require all of her wits. She is to be the companion to the Mayor's wife. The Lady is unhappy, and the reason for her grave unhappiness is more serious than you think.
|The House in the Mist|
[The Moore House] was standing when Washington was a village. It antedates the Capitol and the White House. Built by a man of wealth, it bears to this day the impress of the large ideas and quiet elegance of colonial times; but the shadow which speedily fell across it made it a marked place even in those early days. While it has always escaped the hackneyed epithet of "haunted," families that have moved in have as quickly moved out, giving as their excuse that no happiness was to be found there and that sleep was impossible under its roof...
|The Gray Madam 1899|
"I was married to-day in Grace Church. At the altar my bride--you probably know her name, Miss Georgian Hazen--wore a natural look, and was in all respects, so far as any one could see, a happy woman, satisfied with her choice and pleased with the éclat and elegancies of the occasion. Half-way down the aisle this all changed. I remember the instant perfectly. Her hand was on my arm and I felt it suddenly stiffen. I was not alarmed, but I gave her a quick look and saw that something had happened...
Hermit of ---- Street
Delight Hunter spends her days looking out of her window at her handsome but very mysterious and reclusive next door neighbor. She walks straight into a mystery when one day a fire starts in one of the upper rooms of his house and she dashes over to warn him, only to have him lock her in with instructions to let no one else in. Why is he so insistent that no one come in? What secrets are hidden within the walls of this house?
|Midnight In Beauchamp Row 1895|
Staircase at the Heart's Delight
Detective Ebenezer Gryce tells the story of the case with which he begun his career in 1840. Several wealthy men were drowned and washed ashore in New York City, and the first clue leads to a dubious money lender...
By: Anna Kelsey Howard
|The Canadian Elocutionist|
By: Anna May Wilson
|The Days of Mohammed|
By: Anna Maynard Barbour (d. 1941)
That Mainwaring Affair
As wealthy financier, Hugh Mainwaring dictates his last will and testament to his private secretary, it would be impossible for him to imagine the shocking chain of events that he is about to set into motion. This best-selling mystery novel was first published in 1901 and remains an entertaining mix of detective work, courtroom drama and family intrigue.
At the Time Appointed
"Those who remember that excellent detective story, That Mainwaring Affair will expect to find plenty of mystery and exciting incidents in A. Maynard Barbour's latest novel, called At the Time Appointed, and they will realize their expectations.The author has a certain way of forecasting events and making people utter prophetic words, all bound to find their fulfillment somewhere before the last chapter is ended, that is eminently characteristic of one who delights in the knitting and raveling of the intricate plots which are a prime necessity in a detective story...
By: Anna Seward (1742-1809)
|Original sonnets on various subjects; and odes paraphrased from Horace|
By: Anna Sewell
This unique tale is narrated by a lovely, gentle horse named Black Beauty and has remained a children's classic since it was first published in 1877. It earned eternal name and fame for its author Anna Sewell, an invalid who died within a few months of publication. According to current estimates, it has sold more than fifty million copies world wide, been translated into many languages and delighted generations of children. The original title page reads: Black Beauty: Translated from the original Equine by Anna Sewell and this gives the reader an instant glimpse into what the book will be about...
By: Anna W. Ford Piper
|Peak's Island A Romance of Buccaneer Days|
By: Anne Austin (1895-??)
Murder at Bridge
Set in the affluent town of Hamilton, Austin’s classic presents a whodunit mystery focusing on a crime involving a young woman who has been murdered under mysterious circumstances during a game of Bridge, with no hard evidence pointing to the perpetrator. Accordingly, the townspeople are also affected by the mystery and they refuse to play the dummy in fear of sharing the same fate as the unfortunate victim. A gripping mystery crime novel, Murder at Bridge evokes feelings of suspense, awe, mystery and puts to the test the crime solving capabilities of the audience as they take up the role of detective...
By: Anne Douglas Sedgwick (1873-1935)
|A Fountain Sealed|
By: Anne Manning (1807-1879)
|Mary Powell & Deborah's Diary|
By: Anne Wales Abbott ed. (1808-1908)
Autumn Leaves, Original Pieces in Prose and Verse
The pieces gathered into this volume were, with two exceptions, written for the entertainment of a private circle, without any view to publication. The editor would express her thanks to the writers, who, at her solicitation, have allowed them to be printed. They are published with the hope of aiding a work of charity,—the establishment of an Agency for the benefit of the poor in Cambridge,—to which the proceeds of the sale will be devoted.
By: Anne Warner (1869-1913)
|A Woman's Will|
|The Rejuvenation of Aunt Mary|
|Seeing France with Uncle John|
|Susan Clegg and Her Friend Mrs. Lathrop|
|Susan Clegg and Her Neighbors' Affairs|
|Susan Clegg and a Man in the House|
By: Annie E. Keeling
|Andrew Golding A Tale of the Great Plague|
By: Annie Eliot Trumbull (1857-1949)
|A Christmas Accident and Other Stories|
By: Annie F. Johnston (1863-1931)
|Cicely and Other Stories|
|The Story of the Red Cross as told to The Little Colonel|
|Flip's "Islands of Providence"|
|Georgina of the Rainbows|
By: Annie Hamilton Donnell (1862-)
|The Very Small Person|
|Gloria and Treeless Street|
By: Annie S. Swan (1859-1943)
|The Guinea Stamp A Tale of Modern Glasgow|
By: Annie T. Colcock
|Margaret Tudor A Romance of Old St. Augustine|
By: Annie Trumbull Slosson (1838-1926)
An Englishwoman's Love-Letters
It need hardly be said that the woman by whom these letter were written had no thought that they would be read by anyone but the person to whom they were addressed. But a request, conveyed under circumstances which the writer herself would have regarded as all-commanding, urges that they should now be given to the world; and, so far as is possible with a due regard to the claims of privacy, what is here printed presents the letters as they were first written in their complete form and sequence. From book explaination
Eirik the Red's Saga
In this saga, the events that led to Eirik the Red’s banishment to Greenland are chronicled, as well as Leif Eirikson’s discovery of Vinland the Good (a place where wheat and grapes grew naturally), after his longboat was blown off-course. By geographical details, this place is surmised to be present-day Newfoundland, and is likely the first European discovery of the American mainland, some five centuries before Christopher Columbus’s journey.
The Song of Roland
The Song of Roland is an epic poem, originally sung in Old French. It tells the story of the Battle of Roncevaux Pass in 778. This is an English translation. Translated by Charles Kenneth Scott-Moncrieff.
Tiny Story Book
Short and sweet stories for children.
English as She is Wrote
"...Showing Curious ways in which the English Language may be made to convey Ideas or obscure them." A collection of unintentionally humorous uses of the English language. Sections of the work: How she is wrote by the Inaccurate, By Advertisers and on Sign-boards, For Epitaphs, By Correspondents, By the Effusive, How she can be oddly wrote, and By the Untutored.
|The Romance of Lust A classic Victorian erotic novel|
That Mother-in-Law of Mine
Here we were, only a month married, and spending our honeymoon at a most charming summer resort, where there was no excuse for getting out of patience. Everything was beautiful and attractive: Little hotel, strange to say, quite delightful; no fault to find with surroundings and accommodations; my darling Bessie, as sweet as an angel and determined to be happy and to make me happy; everything, in short, calculated to give us a long summer of delight. That is, if Bessie had only been an orphan. But there was her mother, who had joined us on our summer trip, after the first two weeks of unalloyed happiness, and threatened to accompany us through life. (excerpt from chapter 1)
|My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III. 1888 Edition|
Irish Wit and Humor
Excerpted anecdotes from the biographies of Swift, Curran, O'Leary and O'Connell, relating humorous snippets of politics in 18th and 19th century Ireland. For some these may be poignant in addition to being humorous and for others they may be humorous in addition to being poignant. (
|Forbidden Fruit Luscious and exciting story and More forbidden fruit or Master Percy's progress in and beyond the domestic circle|
True Stories of Wonderful Deeds
37 short pieces perfect for newer recorders. These one page Stories of (mostly) Wonderful Deeds were written for Little Folk to teach them about famous incidents in their history. Bonnie Prince Charlie, Nelson and Hardy, Bruce and the Spider, David Livingston, Canute, Sir Philip Sydney, and Elizabeth and Raleigh are just some of the well known people and incidents covered in short stories.
|The Power of Mesmerism A Highly Erotic Narrative of Voluptuous Facts and Fancies|
|Laura Middleton; Her Brother and her Lover|
|The Ladies Delight|
|Highroads of Geography Introductory Book: Round the World with Father|
|The Story Of Frithiof The Bold 1875|
|The High History of the Holy Graal|
|Amusing Trial in which a Yankee Lawyer Renders a Just Verdict|
|Books and Authors Curious Facts and Characteristic Sketches|
|Illustrated Science for Boys and Girls|
|Stories About Indians|
|Child's Book of Water Birds|
|The Assemble of Goddes|
|The Interlude of Wealth and Health|
|A Letter From a Clergyman to his Friend, with an Account of the Travels of Captain Lemuel Gulliver|
|Dog of St. Bernard and Other Stories|
|Adventures of a Sixpence in Guernsey by A Native|
|Bird Stories and Dog Stories|
|The Young Carpenters of Freiberg A Tale of the Thirty Years' War|
|Susan and Edward or, A Visit to Fulton Market|
|The Ancient Banner Or, Brief Sketches of Persons and Scenes in the Early History of Friends|
|The True Life of Betty Ireland With Her Birth, Education, and Adventures. Together with Some Account of Her Elder Sister Blanch of Britain. Containing Sundry Very Curious Particulars|
|The Ghost of Chatham; A Vision Dedicated to the House of Peers|
|A Dialogue Between Dean Swift and Tho. Prior, Esq. In the Isles of St. Patrick's Church, Dublin, On that Memorable Day, October 9th, 1753|
|The Quadrupeds' Pic-Nic|
Jokes For All Occasions
JOKES FOR ALL OCCASIONSPREFACEThe ways of telling a story are as many as the tellers themselves. It is impossible to lay down precise rules by which any one may perfect himself in the art, but it is possible to offer suggestions by which to guide practise in narration toward a gratifying success. Broadly distinguished, there are two methods of telling a story. One uses the extreme of brevity, and makes its chief reliance on the point. The other devotes itself in great part to preliminary elaboration in the narrative, making this as amusing as possible, so that the point itself serves to cap a climax...
Life of Lazarillo de Tormes (Markham translation)
A whimsical collection of stories about a wandering street urchin, Lazarillo de Tormes is a classic of the Spanish Golden Age, even paid homage in Cervantes’ Don Quixote. Rendered homeless by the arrest of his father and poverty of his mother, the boy Lazarillo has no choice but to go out and find masters to serve. Unfortunately, each of his masters is worse than the one before, and in each case Lazarillo is cast upon his own wits in order to survive. Clever, hungry, and desperate, he always has a sharp eye for lessons on how to outwit the greedy and unscrupulous people who surround him...
By: Anthony Collins (1676-1729)
|A Discourse Concerning Ridicule and Irony in Writing (1729)|
By: Anthony Gilmore
|The Affair of the Brains|
|The Bluff of the Hawk|
|The Passing of Ku Sui|
By: Anthony Hope (1863-1933)
The Prisoner of Zenda
There's a handsome young man about town in London, whose unusual good looks hint about a scandalous ancestry. On a visit to a tiny East European principality, he decides to take a walk through a dense forest. He falls asleep under a tree and is discovered by the king and his entourage who are out hunting. Both are stunned by their startling resemblance to each other. The king who is days away from his grand coronation invites the Englishman back to his castle and here the visitor becomes embroiled in a sinister plot to overthrow the monarch and usurp the throne...
Rupert of Hentzau
This is the sequel to ‘The Prisoner of Zenda‘. Five years have passed. The King has become jealous of Rudolf Rassendyll and suspicious of the queen (Flavia)’s feelings towards him. Flavia decides that this must be the last year in which she sends to Rudolf the single red rose that betokens her love, and therefore she also sends via Fritz von Tarlenheim, her letter of good-bye. Count Rupert of Hentzau, banished from Ruritania after the incidents of the earlier book, is plotting his return. In furtherance of his scheme he obtains both letter and rose, and plots to place them before the King. Rudolf, Fritz and Sapt must prevent this at all costs…
|The King's Mirror|
|Half a Hero A Novel|
|Tristram of Blent An Episode in the Story of an Ancient House|
By: Anthony M. (Anthony Mario) Ludovici (1882-1971)
|Too Old for Dolls A Novel|
By: Anthony Munday (1560? -1633)
Sir Thomas More
Sir Thomas More is a collaborative Elizabethan play by Anthony Munday and others depicting the life and death of Thomas More. It survives only in a single manuscript, now owned by the British Library. The manuscript is notable because three pages of it are considered to be in the hand of William Shakespeare and for the light it sheds on the collaborative nature of Elizabethan drama and the theatrical censorship of the era. The play dramatizes events in More's life, both real and legendary, in an episodic manner in 17 scenes, unified only by the rise and fall of More's fortunes.
By: Anthony Pelcher (1897-1981)
Astounding Stories 04, April 1930
The fourth issue of Astounding Stories continues Ray Cummings serial "Brigands of the Moon", along with pulp sci-fi stories by Capt. S. P. Meek, Anthony Pelcher and other authors.
By: Anthony Trollope (1815-1882)
Second in the series of novels set in the fictional cathedral town of Barchester, the reader is treated to a hilarious, if unseemly, competition for domination of the diocese! The contenders in Barchester Towers are Mrs. Proudie the wife of the mild, sadly henpecked bishop and Mr. Slope his slimy and devious chaplain. When the beloved former bishop suddenly dies, a complete outsider is brought in to take his place. Instead of the bishop's son, Archdeacon Grantly, whom the entire parish was expecting, a more low-church minister, Bishop Proudie is given the post...