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The scarlet letter

by:Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864

In 18th century Boston, a Puritan girl is condemned to wear the letter "A" for bearing an illegitimate daughter.

Editions:3130  Date:1800 - 2018  Genre(s):History, Historical fiction, Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Historical fiction

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A tale of two cities ; : and, Great expectations

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. This edition uses the text as it appeared in its first serial publication in 1859 to convey the full scope of Dickens's vision, and includes the original illustrations by H.K. Browne ('Phiz'). Richard Maxwell's introduction discusses the intricate interweaving of epic drama with personal tragedy.

Editions:3498  Date:1800 - 2018  Genre(s):History, Historical fiction, War stories, Historical fiction, Historical fiction

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The three musketeers

by:Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870

Three great swordsmen, Porthos, Aramis, and Anthos, with their protege, D'Artagnan, match wits with the sinister Cardinal Richelieu who seeks to divide the royalty in his own quest for power.

Editions:3737  Date:1400 - 2018  Genre(s):History, Historical fiction, Historical fiction, Historical fiction, Adventure 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:2973  Date:1800 - 2018  Genre(s):History, Historical fiction, Adventure fiction, Historical fiction, Action and adventure fiction

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Les miseĢrables

by:Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885

Story of Valjean, the ex-convict who rises against all odds from galley slave to mayor, and the fanatical police inspector who dedicates his life to recapturing Valjean.

Editions:3116  Date:1753 - 2018  Genre(s):Epic fiction, Epic fiction, Epic fiction, Historical fiction, Historical fiction

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The red badge of courage : an episode of the American Civil War

by:Crane, Stephen, 1871-1900

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

Editions:1116  Date:0001 - 2018  Genre(s):History, Historical fiction, War stories, Historical fiction, Historical fiction

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Ivanhoe

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:3547  Date:1033 - 2018  Genre(s):History, Historical fiction, Historical fiction, Historical fiction, Love stories

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The house of the seven gables : a romance

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:1443  Date:1800 - 2018  Genre(s):Occult fiction, Historical fiction, Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Paranormal fiction

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The prince and the pauper

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:2089  Date:1542 - 2506  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Historical fiction, Historical fiction, Historical fiction, Juvenile works, Adventure fiction

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War and peace

by:Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910

An epic novel featuring the Russian role in the Napoleonic wars and providing a complex panorama of the life of the time.

Editions:836  Date:1849 - 2018  Genre(s):History, Historical fiction, War stories, Historical fiction, Historical fiction

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