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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:2048  Date:1800 - 2019  Genre(s):History, Historical fiction, Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Historical fiction

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A tale of two cities

by:Digengsi (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:2910  Date:1800 - 2019  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:3115  Date:1400 - 2019  Genre(s):History, Historical fiction, Historical fiction, Historical fiction, Action and adventure fiction

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Les misérables

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:2742  Date:1051 - 2018  Genre(s):Epic fiction, Epic fiction, Epic fiction, Historical fiction, History

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by:Scott, Walter, Sir, 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:3562  Date:1033 - 2019  Genre(s):History, Historical fiction, Historical fiction, Historical fiction, Love stories

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The Count of Monte Cristo

by:Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870

The Count of Monte Cristo is an adventure novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. It is often considered to be, along with The Three Musketeers, Dumas' most popular work. It is also among the highest selling books of all time. The story takes place in France, Italy, islands in the Mediterranean and the Levant during the historical events of 1815?1838 (from just before the Hundred Days through to the reign of Louis-Philippe of France). The historical setting is a fundamental element of the book. It is primarily concerned with themes of hope, justice, vengeance, mercy, forgiveness and death, and is told.

Editions:1948  Date:1800 - 2018  Genre(s):History, Historical fiction, Historical fiction, Action and adventure fiction, Adventure fiction

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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

by:Twain, Mark, 1835-1910

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:879  Date:1889 - 2018  Genre(s):Fantasy fiction, Fantasy fiction, Fantasy fiction, Historical fiction, Time-travel 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:1436  Date:1542 - 2506  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Historical fiction, Historical fiction, Historical fiction, Juvenile works, Action and adventure 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 the war.

Editions:999  Date:0001 - 2018  Genre(s):History, Historical fiction, War stories, Historical fiction, Historical fiction

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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. After 30 years in prison for a murder he did not commit, Clifford Pyncheon and his sister Hepzibah continue to worry about the power of the real murderer, their cousin Judge Pyncheon.

Editions:1263  Date:1800 - 2019  Genre(s):Occult fiction, Historical fiction, Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Paranormal fiction

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