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Vanina Vanini

by Stendhal Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Set in 1820s during the early Risorgimento, when Italy was under Austrian control, it concerns the love affair of a young Roman princess and a revolutionary carbonaro. From Wikipedia.


The Burial of the Rats

by Bram Stoker Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Excerpt:

"Every city has its peculiar institutions created out of its own needs; and one of the most notable institutions of Paris is its rag-picking population. In the early morning-and Parisian life commences...


Dracula's Guest

by Bram Stoker Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Stories is a collection of short stories by Bram Stoker, first published in 1914, two years after Stoker's death. From Wikipedia.


A Dream of Red Hands

by Bram Stoker Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Excerpt:

"The first opinion given to me regarding Jacob Settle was a simple descriptive statement. "He's a down-in-the-mouth chap": but I found that it embodied the thoughts and ideas of all his fellow- workmen....


The Invisible Giant

by Bram Stoker Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Young Zaya was very sad and lonely when her mother died, but she eventually found solace in the company of birds, who proved to be her only friends. When Zaya sees the form of the Giant-Plague, she immediately...


The Judge's House

by Bram Stoker Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

"The Judge's House" is a classic ghost story by the Irish author Bram Stoker.


Under the Sunset

by Bram Stoker Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Under the Sunset is a collection of short stories by Bram Stoker, first published in 1881:

"Under the Sunset"

"The Rose Prince"

"The Invisible Giant"

"The Shadow Builder"

"How 7 Went Mad"

"Lies and Lilies"

"The Castle...


The Return from Troy (The Troy Quartet, Book 4)

by Lindsay Clarke HarperVoyager (October 17, 2019)

PART FOUR OF THE TROY QUARTET

Bringing ancient myth to life with passion, humour, and humanity, Lindsay Clarke vividly retells the story of Troy and of the heroes who fought there.

Traumatized by the slaughter...


The Spoils of Troy (The Troy Quartet, Book 3)

by Lindsay Clarke HarperVoyager (October 17, 2019)

PART THREE OF THE TROY QUARTET

Bringing ancient myth to life with passion, humour, and humanity, Lindsay Clarke vividly retells the story of Troy and of the heroes who fought there.

Troy has fallen. After...


A Prince of Troy (The Troy Quartet, Book 1)

by Lindsay Clarke HarperVoyager (October 17, 2019)

PART ONE OF THE TROY QUARTET

Bringing ancient myth to life with passion, humour, and humanity, Lindsay Clarke vividly retells the story of Troy and of the heroes who fought there.

When the mortal Paris settles...


The Dinner Party

by R. J. Parker One More Chapter (October 18, 2019)

All your friends are invited. But which of them will survive?

‘Wow… This is a complete page turner. I couldn’t put it down’ ***** Netgalley reviewer

An addictive and twisty psychological thriller about...


Last Request

by Liz Mistry HQ Digital (October 16, 2019)

‘Absolutely fantastic, had me gripped!!! Loved it!’ 5 stars, NetGalley reviewer

‘You only have one shot at this. Your message to someone you love. What is your last request?’

When human remains are...


The Globalist: Peter Sutherland – His Life and Legacy

by John Walsh William Collins (October 17, 2019)

THE GLOBALIST is the first in-depth biography of an international power-broker who was instrumental in shaping the global economy that we know today.

PETER SUTHERLAND played a defining role in world history...


The Christmas Wedding (The Village Secrets, Book 1)

by Dilly Court HarperCollins (October 17, 2019)

The first book in the dramatic new saga from the Sunday Times bestselling author

Holding the letter in trembling hands, Daisy’s future crumbled before her – the words engraved on her heart forever.

 

The...


A Friend Called Alfie

by Rachel Wells Avon (October 17, 2019)

The Sunday Times bestseller returns for a sixth book! Alfie and his mischievous kitten George are back for more adventures – this time with a puppy in tow…

At Christmas time we all need a friend…

Alfie...


Why Bowie Matters

by Will Brooker William Collins (October 15, 2019)

A unique, moving and dazzlingly researched exploration of the places, people, musicians, writers and filmmakers that inspired David Jones to become David Bowie, what we can learn from his life’s work and...


The Angel of the Odd

by Edgar Allan Poe Open BookShelf (September 29, 2018)

The story follows an unnamed narrator who reads a story about a man who died after accidentally sucking a needle down his throat. He rages at the gullibility of humanity for believing such a hoax. He vows to...


Mesmeric Revelation

by Edgar Allan Poe Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

First published in 1844, the tale is centered on mesmerist experiments. From Google Books.


Never Bet the Devil Your Head

by Edgar Allan Poe Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The narrator, presented as the author himself, is dismayed by literary critics saying that he has never written a moral tale. The narrator then begins telling the story of his friend Toby Dammit. Dammit is described...


The Lord of the Sea

by Matthew Phipps Shiel Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Excerpt:

In the Calle Las Gabias—one of those by-streets of Lisbon below St. Catherine—there occurred one New Year a little event in the Synagogue there worth a mention in this history of Richard, Lord of...


Empire

by Clifford Donald Simak Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

In a future time, the solar system is powered by one energy source, controlled by one huge organisation, which has plans to use this control to dominate the planets. Unknown to them, a couple of maverick scientists...


The Abbess of Castro

by Stendhal Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Brigands, convents under siege, a prince who’d do Machiavelli proud…This adventurous novella from a writer famous for far longer works is a singular take on love and war in Renaissance Italy.

Claiming to...


The Cenci

by Stendhal Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A biography of a fictional modern don Juan. From GoodReads.


The Duchess of Palliano

by Stendhal Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The life of an Italian lady famous for her great beauty and accomplishments and for her untimely end. From GoodReads.


Beyond the Storm

by Diana Finley HQ Digital (October 14, 2019)

An epic tale of love, war, and the secrets we keep…

Anna Feldman is born in Vienna just as war breaks out; war will come to shape her entire life. But as Anna moves from Austria to Palestine, England to Germany,...


Worry and Mental Overwork

by Charles R. Richet, Joseph M. Granville & Robert F. Sharp Lm Publishers (October 14, 2019)

To hit off the happy medium between over- and under-work is no easy task even to those who have the necessary knowledge, on the one hand, and the liberty to arrange their own scheme of occupation, on the other....


Woman's Struggle for Liberty in Germany

by Hugo Munsterberg & Mary Mills Patrick Lm Publishers (October 14, 2019)

This book treats of woman's Struggle for Liberty in Germany, and the development of instruction for the two sexes.

“The girls' schools established by the Government provide well for the study of the modern...


Was Middle America Peopled from Asia?

by Martin I. Townsend & Edward S. Morse Lm Publishers (October 14, 2019)

This book treats of the origin of American inhabitants.

Was Middle America Peopled from Asia?...

There are two propositions involved in the controversy as to the Asiatic origin of the American race: the one...


Victor Hugo: His Life and Works

by G. Barnett Smith Lm Publishers (October 14, 2019)

This book treats of the life and works of Victor Hugo, the great poet and writer.

The writings of Victor Hugo are so varied and multifarious, and many of them are so well known to English readers, that I have...


Traces of Early Men in Japan

by Edward Sylvester Morse Lm Publishers (October 14, 2019)

There is no race of people in whose origin we are more interested than in that of the Japanese. Their history going so completely back for nearly two thousand years, their civilization, which in so many respects...


The Witnesses to the Historicity of Jesus

by Arthur Drews Literature and Knowledge Publishing (October 14, 2019)

In view of the vagueness, effectiveness, and vulnerability of the evangelical accounts of Jesus, as far as his historical reality is concerned, the witnesses in non-Christian literature have always occupied...


The Mechanism and Psychology of Voice

by Frank E. Miller & Charles E. Blanchard Literature and Knowledge Publishing (October 14, 2019)

Man possesses language, and makes large use of it, while, on the other hand, not even the most intelligent animals have the power of designating objects, or of translating sensations into articulate speech....


The Little Book of Speaking Up

by Jutta Ritschel The Experiment (September 03, 2019)

What is your voice saying about you?

Your unique voice—its volume, tone, and pitch—is the invisible key to a good first impression. But stress can cause your voice to falter—right when you need to speak...


South

by Sean Brock Artisan (October 15, 2019)

Named a Best New Cookbook of Fall 2019 by the New York Times, Food & Wine, Epicurious, Grub Street, and more

“I will keep this book forever in my collection because no one cooking today is doing more to help...