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The scarlet letter

by:Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864

In early colonial Massachusetts, a young woman endures the consequences of her sin of adultery and spends the rest of her life in atonement.

Editions:2913  Date:1800 - 2021  Genre(s):History, Historical fiction, Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Historical fiction

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A tale of two cities

by:Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille, the aging Doctor Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter in England. There the lives of two very different men, Charles Darnay, an exiled French aristocrat, and Sydney Carton, a disreputable but brilliant English lawyer, become enmeshed through their love for Lucie Manette. From the tranquil roads of London, they are drawn against their will to the vengeful, bloodstained streets of Paris at the height of the Reign of Terror, and they soon fall under the lethal shadow of La Guillotine.

Editions:3243  Date:1800 - 2021  Genre(s):History, Historical fiction, War stories, Historical fiction, Historical fiction

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The three musketeers

by:Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870

During the reign of France's King Louis XIV, D'Artagnan and three musketeers unite to defend the honor of Anne of Austria against the plots of Cardinal Richeliu.

Editions:3603  Date:1400 - 2021  Genre(s):History, Historical fiction, Historical fiction, Historical fiction, Action and adventure fiction

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Les miseĢrables

by:Hugo, Victor

The novel traces the life of Jean-Valjean, a 19th century Parisian peasant who steals a loaf of bread to feed his starving children, and thereby becomes criminalized as a convict. This story of how he struggles to escape his past and reaffirm his humanity, in a world brutalized by poverty and ignorance, has become a powerful social document and the gospel of the poor and the oppressed

Editions:3262  Date:1051 - 2021  Genre(s):Epic fiction, Historical fiction, Historical fiction, Epic fiction, Epic fiction

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Ivanhoe : a Romance

by:Scott, Walter, 1771-1832

Relates the adventures of the Saxon knight Ivanhoe in 1194, the year of Richard the Lion-Hearted's return from the Third Crusade.

Editions:3754  Date:1033 - 2021  Genre(s):History, Historical fiction, Historical fiction, Historical fiction

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The count of Monte Cristo

by:Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870

The Count of Monte Cristo is the tense and exciting story of Edmond Dantes, a man on the threshold of a bright career and a happy marriage, who is imprisoned in the island fortress of the Chateau d'If on a false political charge. After staging a dramatic escape, he finds the fabulous treasure of Monte Cristo which makes him wealthy. He then sets upon the course of revenge against his old enemies.

Editions:2131  Date:1800 - 2021  Genre(s):History, Historical fiction, Historical fiction, Historical fiction, Action and adventure fiction

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A Connecticut yankee in King Arthur's court

by:Twain, Mark

A blow on the head transports a Yankee to 528 A.D. where he proceeds to modernize King Arthur's kingdom by organizing a school system, constructing telephone lines, and inventing the printing press.

Editions:970  Date:1889 - 2022  Genre(s):Fantasy fiction, Fantasy fiction, Fantasy fiction, Historical fiction, Time-travel fiction

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The red badge of courage

by:Crane, Stephen, 1871-1900

During his service in the Civil War, a young Union soldier matures to manhood and finds peace of mind as he comes to grips with his conflicting emotions about war.

Editions:1093  Date:0001 - 2021  Genre(s):History, Historical fiction, War stories, Historical fiction, Historical fiction

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The prince and the pauper : a tale for young people of all ages

by:Twain, Mark, 1835-1910

When young Edward VI of England and a poor boy who resembles him exchange places, each learns something about the other's very different station in life.

Editions:1567  Date:1542 - 2506  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Historical fiction, Historical fiction, Historical fiction, Juvenile works, Action and adventure fiction

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The house of the seven gables

by:Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864

Colonel Pyncheon does well in denouncing Old Matthew: he founds a New England dynasty and builds a remarkable mansion; but on its opening day he is found dead, slaked in his own blood. By 1840, that dynasty is almost spent; amid the dust and decay of the Seven Gables, Clifford and Hepzibah believe in their own continued nobility as much as they believe in the mysterious curse still tracking the Pyncheons.

Editions:1362  Date:1800 - 2021  Genre(s):Historical fiction, Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Occult fiction, Paranormal fiction

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