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Faded Coat of Blue

By Ralph Peters,Owen Parry
  • ISBN Code: : 0811748669
  • Publisher : Stackpole Books
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
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Abel Jones, a Welsh immigrant and Union army enlistee, investigates the death of Anthony Fowler, a young volunteer captain whose murder is blamed on the Confederates. Jones purpues the blood of the battlefield through the intrigues of Washington, D.C., where evil and good intertwine.

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Originally published in 1942 under the title Minha Vida de Menina—Portuguese meaning “My Life as a Little Girl or “Young Girl”—this book is a diary that was kept by the author, Helena Morley (pseudonym of Alice Dayrell Caldeira Brant), when she was between the ages of twelve and fifteen (1893-1895), and living in Diamantina, a small diamond mining town in southeastern Brazil. The little girl describes her homework, her love of parades and dresses, her father who could scarcely make a living in the mines, and her most beloved grandmother. The diary was admired by French Novelist Georges Bernanos, and in 1957, award-winning American poet and writer Elizabeth Bishop, then resident in Brazil, translated it into English as The Diary of Helena Morley. “The more I read the book [Minha Vida de Menina ]the better I liked it. The scenes and events it described were odd, remote, and long ago, and yet fresh, sad, funny, and eternally true. The longer I stayed on in Brazil the more Brazilian the book seemed, yet much of it could have happened in any small provincial town or village, and at almost any period of history—at least before the arrival of the automobile and the moving-picture theatre.”—Elizabeth Bishop

The Three Musketeers

By Alexandre Dumas
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 1443426563
  • Total of Pages : 675
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 537
  • Pdf File: the-three-musketeers.pdf

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Noble but impoverished D’Artagnan dreams of joining the Musketeers, the king’s personal guard. En route to Paris, he is robbed of his letter of introduction, and so, with the help of his three Musketeer companions—Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, sets out to make a name for himself. The highly fictionalized character of d’Artagnan was inspired by Charles de Batz-Castelmore d'Artagnan, who served as the captain of the Musketeers of the Guard in the late seventeenth century. Author Alexandre Dumas also wrote two sequels to the wildly popular The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After and The Vicomte of Bragelonne. The Three Musketeers has been adapted numerous times for stage, television, and film, including a 2011 film starring Orlando Bloom and Milla Jovovich. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

The Deserter, and Other Stories: A Book of Two Wars

By Harold Frederic
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 819
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 649
  • Pdf File: the-deserter-and-other-stories.pdf

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"The Deserter, and Other Stories: A Book of Two Wars" by Harold Frederic. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Skeptical Romancer

By W. Somerset Maugham
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 0307947637
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 425
  • Pdf File: the-skeptical-romancer.pdf

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W. Somerset Maugham was one of the seminal writers of the twentieth century, and his travel writing has long been considered among his finest work. Now, acclaimed travel writer Pico Iyer maps out a masterful tour of these vivid, evocative pieces that are collected here for the first time. Maugham worked as a secret agent in Russia, published novels in London, staged plays in New York, and traveled throughout Europe, Asia, India, and the United States, chronicling his travels, wherever he went, with exceptional insight. Beginning with “In the Land of the Blessed Virgin” and culminating in “A Partial View,” Iyer selects vignettes of Maugham’s razor-sharp prose that track his transformation from a boyish traveler in Spain to a worldly man of letters. This is Maugham at his most keenly observant, direct, and powerful.

Rube Burrow, Desperado

By Rick Miller
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1491717823
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 940
  • Pdf File: rube-burrow-desperado.pdf

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“Rube Burrow, Desperado” is the factual story of a prolific train robber in the 1880s and 1890s who briefly captured national attention through his daring deeds. His robberies ranged from Texas to Arkansas to Mississippi and Alabama, the state where he was raised. He topped off his criminal career with a cold-blooded murder that triggered a major manhunt. Burrow managed to pull off a number of amazing escapes from his pursuers, finally resulting in the inevitable violent end. Various writers attempted to write about him and his deeds, but often getting the facts wrong. Through diligent research, Rick Miller has laid out the true story from primary sources, correcting the many errors written about Burrow and his cohorts. While Burrow did not achieve the lasting notoriety of Jesse James, Butch Cassidy, or Billy the Kid, his story is as exciting and interesting as his outlaw counterparts.

Scenes of London Life

By Charles Dickens
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  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Book Code : 1509869387
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 768
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Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure. Chosen and introduced by the playwright J. B. Priestley, these twelve marvellous sketches are accompanied by George Cruikshank’s evocative illustrations. Charles Dickens was one of the great chroniclers of London life. From the colourful chaos of dances and gin-shops to the sparse destitution of the pawnshop and the penitentiary, he captured the grime and the glory of the English capital with singular brilliance. Orphans and beggars, lord mayors and murderers, actors, criminals, cab drivers and prostitutes; all rub shoulders in this wonderful selection from Sketches by Boz.

Daughter of Earth

By Agnes Smedley
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  • Publisher : Feminist Press at CUNY
  • Book Code : 1936932792
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 600
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This semi-autobiographical account of an early twentieth century activist recounts growing up in rural poverty in farming settlements and mining towns; discovering the double standards of race and sex among East Coast intellectuals; facing false espionage charges; and maintaining independence through two tormented marriages. Groundbreaking in its portrayal of sexism within the leftist movement, Daughter of Earth was uniquely prescient in its intersectional exploration of oppression, and endures as a necessary text for progressive social movements today.

Delphi Collected Works of Eugène Sue (Illustrated)

By Eugène Sue
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  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Book Code : 1788779215
  • Total of Pages : 7413
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 751
  • Pdf File: delphi-collected-works-of-eugène-sue.pdf

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Described by Victor Hugo as ‘The Dickens of Paris’, Eugène Sue was a prolific author that popularised the genre of the serial novel in France. Sue wrote the much-admired and widely imitated ‘The Mysteries of Paris’, as well as many other sensational novels, exploring the seamy side of urban life. Though known for their melodramatic quality, Sue’s novels were the first to tackle the social ills that accompanied the Industrial Revolution in France. This comprehensive eBook presents Sue’s collected works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Sue’s life and works * Informative introductions to the novels * 31 novels, with individual contents tables * The complete text of the 1845 anonymous translation of ‘The Mysteries of Paris’ * The complete saga of novels ‘The Mysteries of the People’, translated by Daniel de Leon * The complete novels of ‘The Seven Cardinal Sins’, anonymous 1899 translation, published by Francis A. Niccolls * Features rare novels appearing for the first time in digital publishing, including ‘Arthur’ * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Famous works such as ‘The Mysteries of Paris’ and ‘The Wandering Jew’ are fully illustrated with their original artwork * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Mysteries of Paris The Mysteries of the People The Gold Sickle The Brass Bell The Iron Collar The Silver Cross The Casque’s Lark The Poniard’s Hilt The Branding Needle The Abbatial Crosier The Carlovingian Coins The Iron Arrow-Head The Infant’s Skull The Pilgrim’s Shell The Iron Pincers The Iron Trevet The Executioner’s Knife The Pocket Bible The Blacksmith’s Hammer The Sword of Honor The Galley Slave’s Ring The Seven Cardinal Sins Pride Luxury Gluttony Envy Indolence Avarice Anger Other Novels Arthur The Knight of Malta The Wandering Jew A Romance of the West Indies Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

Anthony Adverse

By Hervey Allen
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 1349
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 734
  • Pdf File: anthony-adverse.pdf

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"Anthony Adverse" by Hervey Allen. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.