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The Dead Secret - Wilkie Collins

Richard de Bury - The Love of Books artwork The Love of Books
Richard de Bury
Genre: Police Procedural
Publish Date: 31 December 1344
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a mystery book. And indeed if so wonderful a prophet, having a fore-knowledge of divine secrets, wished so anxiously to consider how he might gratefully repay the blessings graciously bestowed, what can we do, who are but rude thanks givers and most greedy receivers, laden with infinite divine benefits? Assuredly we ought with anxious deliberation and abundant consideration, having first invoked the Sevenfold Spirit, that it may burn in our musings as an illuminating fire, fervently to prepare a way without hinderance, that the bestower of all things may be cheerfully worshipped in return for the gifts that He has bestowed, that our neighbour may be relieved of his burden, and that the guilt contracted by sinners every day may be redeemed by the atonement of alms giving. Forewarned therefore through the admonition of the Psalmist's devotion by Him who alone prevents and perfects the goodwill of man, without Whom we have no power even so much as to think, and Whose gift we doubt not it is, if we have done anything good, we have diligently inquired and considered in our own heart as well as with others, what among the good offices of various works of piety would most please the Almighty, and would be more beneficial to the Church Militant.


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The Love of Books - Richard de Bury

Charles Dickens - Hunted Down artwork Hunted Down
The Detective Stories of Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 08 June 1870
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Hunted Down' is a selection of Dickens' fascinating detective stories. Haining introduces a motley cast of heroes and villains in episodes that are sometimes comical, sometimes grotesque - and always entertaining.


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Hunted Down - Charles Dickens

May Agnes Fleming - The Midnight Queen artwork The Midnight Queen
May Agnes Fleming
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1875
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Midnight Queen is set in London, in the year of the plague 1665. Sir Norman Kingsley visits the soothsayer "La Masque" who shows him the vision of a beautiful young lady. Falling madly in love with her, he is astonished to find her only a short time later and saves her from being buried alive. He takes her home to care for her, but while he fetches a doctor, she disappears. Sir Kingsley and his friend Ormistan embark on an adventure to solve the mystery of the young lady - will they ever find her again.


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The Midnight Queen - May Agnes Fleming

Arthur Conan Doyle - The Hound of the Baskervilles artwork The Hound of the Baskervilles
Arthur Conan Doyle
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1901
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The terrible spectacle of the beast, the fog of the moor, the discovery of a body, this classic horror story pits detective against dog. When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead on the wild Devon moorland with the footprints of a giant hound nearby, the blame is placed on a family curse. It is left to Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson to solve the mystery of the legend of the phantom hound before Sir Charles' heir comes to an equally gruesome end.


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The Hound of the Baskervilles - Arthur Conan Doyle

Wilkie Collins - The Law and the Lady artwork The Law and the Lady
Wilkie Collins
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1874
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Valeria Brinton marries Eustace Woodville despite objections from Woodville's family leading to disquiet for Valeria's own family and friends. Just a few days after the wedding, various incidents lead Valeria to suspect her husband is hiding a dark secret in his past and she discovers that he has been using a false name. He refuses to discuss it leading them to curtail their honeymoon and return to London where Valeria learns that he was on trial for his first wife's murder by arsenic. He was tried in a Scottish court and the verdict was 'Not Proven' rather than 'not guilty' implying his guilt but without enough proof for a jury to convict him. Valeria sets out to save their happiness by proving her husband innocent of the crime. In her quest, she comes across the disabled character Miserrimus Dexter, a fascinating but mentally unstable genius, and his devoted female cousin, Ariel. Dexter will prove crucial to uncovering the disturbing truth behind the mysterious death.


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The Law and the Lady - Wilkie Collins

Oscar Wilde - Miscellaneous Aphorisms; The Soul of Man artwork Miscellaneous Aphorisms; The Soul of Man
Oscar Wilde
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 30 December 1899
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The mystery of love is greater than the mystery of death. Women are made to be loved, not to be understood. It is absurd to have a hard and fast rule about what one should read and what one shouldn't. Moren than half of modern culture depends on what one shouldn't read. Women, as someone says, love with their ears, just as men love with their eyes, if they ever love at all. It is better to be beautiful than to be good, but it is better to be good than to be ugly.


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Miscellaneous Aphorisms; The Soul of Man - Oscar Wilde

Wilkie Collins - My Lady's Money artwork My Lady's Money
Wilkie Collins
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1878
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is more of an investigative drama and one of the best works in Detectiive fiction category.


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My Lady's Money - Wilkie Collins

May Agnes Fleming - Sharing Her Crime artwork Sharing Her Crime
May Agnes Fleming
Genre: Women Sleuths
Publish Date: 31 December 1879
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a mystery novel book. Tis a woman hard of feature, Old, and void of all good nature. Tis an ugly, envious shrew, Railing forever at me and you. Pope. Twas Christmas Eve. All day long crowds of gayly dressed people had walked the streets, basking in the bright wintry sunshine. Sleigh after sleigh went dashing past, with merrily jingling bells, freighted with rosy cheeks, and bright eyes, and youthful faces, all aglow with happiness. But the sun must set on Christmas Eve, as on all other days; and redly, threateningly, angrily, he sank down in the far west. Dark, sullen clouds came rolling ominously over the heavens; the wind blew piercingly cold, accompanied with a thin, drizzling rain that froze ere it fell.


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Sharing Her Crime - May Agnes Fleming

Arthur Conan Doyle - The Man from Archangel artwork The Man from Archangel
Arthur Conan Doyle
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 01 January 1930
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Set in a small market town in France, this is a bleak story of prejudice, isolation and loneliness. Jonas Milk is a Russian Jew who runs a second-hand book shop and leads a quiet unassuming life. Married to a promiscuous younger French woman, he wakes one day to find she has disappeared. Assuming she has run off with another man for a few days, as she has done before, Jonas tells his neighbours and his wife’s family that she has gone to visit a friend. When the wife fails to return as expected people begin to suspect him of murdering her. Rather than admit his wife’s previous infidelities, the little man maintains his lie in the face of increasing hostility and isolation until he is driven to despair.


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The Man from Archangel - Arthur Conan Doyle

Alexandre Dumas - Joan of Naples artwork Joan of Naples
Alexandre Dumas
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1477
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is the story of crimes against the royalty. The vast split between the masses and the elite, the frustration and aggravation in the masses, heedlessness of the authorities and the consequences thereof are depicted. It is a powerful story that highlights the antagonism between the two classes.


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Joan of Naples - Alexandre Dumas

George Eliot - Silas Marner artwork Silas Marner
George Eliot
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1879
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Silas Marner, un humilde tejedor, huye de su ciudad natal acusado de un crimen que no ha cometido. Se asienta en Raveloe, una pequeña comunidad en la que trata de pasar desapercibido trabajando sin descanso y acumulando tanto dinero como lo es posible. Su carácter retraído y su existencia anodina se verán turbados por dos hechos extraordinarios que le acaecen el mismo día: el robo de sus ahorros y la aparición de una mujer muerta ante su hogar con un bebé en los brazos. Esos acontecimientos cambiarán la vida del tejedor y provocarán una serie de consecuencias imprevistas en el pequeño pueblo.


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Silas Marner - George Eliot

Bayard Taylor - Who was She? artwork Who was She?
Bayard Taylor
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1877
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The mystery portrays a feministic theme in which a woman's addresses and letters are being read. The narrator identified the writing to be of a woman. The woman spoke about the social customs, men and girls. Therefore the the theme is portrayed to be feministic in approach. The narrator then tries to personify the identity of woman.


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Who was She? - Bayard Taylor

Angelo Hall - Forty-one Thieves artwork Forty-one Thieves
Angelo Hall
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 31 December 1867
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Dead Men Tell No Tales In the cemetery on the hill near the quiet village of Reedsville, Pennsylvania, you may find this inscription: William F. Cummins son of Col. William Martha Cummins who was killed by highwaymen near Nevada Cmr, California September 1, 1879 aged 45 yrs. and 8 months Be ye therefore also ready For the Son of Man Oometh At an hour when ye think not. It is a beautiful spot on the road to Milroy. In former times a church stood in the middle of the grounds, and the stem old Presbyterian forefathers marched to meeting with muskets on their shoulders, for the country was infested with Indians. The swift stream at the foot of the hill, now supplying power for a grist-mill, was full of salmon that ran up through the Kishacoquillas from the blue Juniata.


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Forty-one Thieves - Angelo Hall

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu - The Evil Guest artwork The Evil Guest
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1872
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is about a murder mystery fraught with dark imagery and mysterious characters. An unwanted guest visiting a dreary and isolated home is murdered; the thriller leads the reader down countless ‘dead’ ends before revealing the identity of the guilty party.


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The Evil Guest - Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Will Levinrew - Death Points a Finger artwork Death Points a Finger
Will Levinrew
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 January 1933
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This action-packed mystery from 1933 follows newspaperman Jimmy Hale as he delves deeper and deeper into a story that delivers more adventure, corruption and intrigue than he ever expected.


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Death Points a Finger - Will Levinrew

Olive M. Briggs - The Black Cross artwork The Black Cross
Olive M. Briggs
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1872
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The death of the Grand Duke Stepan is decreed by a band of Nihilists belonging to a society known as 'The Black Cross'. It falls to the lot of the Countess Kaya to perform the deed of assassination.


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The Black Cross - Olive M. Briggs

Émile Gaboriau - Secret des Champdoce. English artwork Secret des Champdoce. English
Émile Gaboriau
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1872
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A novel of high life and misdeeds, by the author who inspired Sherlock Holmes. The conclusion of Caught in the Net. The story centers around two young men, both penniless, both ignorant of their past, and a mysterious organization of blackmailers, hiding behind the guise of a respectable employment agency.


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Secret des Champdoce. English - Émile Gaboriau

Marquis de Sade - Les crimes de l'amour artwork Les crimes de l'amour
Marquis de Sade
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 01 December 1814
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Le trop célèbre de Sade, premier marquis de France et issu d'une des plus anciennes maisons nobles de l'Europe, est universellement connu pour ses débauches. Tout le monde lettré a entendu parler plus ou moins de ses écrits, mais peu de personnes les connaissent. Cette grande célébrité le fait rechercher dans les bibliothèques, où il a sa place marquée comme originalité; mais ses écrits le rendent presque impossible, car le triste sire n'avait guère d'autre esprit que la monomanie érotico-criminelle. Justine et Juliette, la Philosophie dans le boudoir, Aline et Valcourt, sont des œuvres souillées d'images obscènes et meurtrières, qui répugnent tellement à la lecture que, peut-être, personne ne les a lues en entier. Le style en est détestable, car si l'auteur était fou, il n'était pas littéraire. Zoloé, l'Auteur des Crimes de l'Amour à Villeterque, les Crimes de l'Amour, et autres productions analogues ne sont que de plates satires, ou de mauvaises nouvelles, sans intérêt. En publiant ici une Nouvelle tirée des Crimes de l'Amour, le pamphlet contre Villeterque, l'Étude sur les romans, et la Notice sur Sade et ses écrits, les bibliophiles ont l'avantage d'avoir un spécimen des ouvrages de cet érotomane, et ils peuvent ainsi se dispenser d'acquérir ses autres œuvres.


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Les crimes de l'amour - Marquis de Sade

Émile Gaboriau - The Honor of the Name artwork The Honor of the Name
Émile Gaboriau
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1872
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is a captivating mystery, historical and love story. Around 11 o'clock, on the evening of Shrove Sunday 18.., close to the old Barrière d'Italie, frightful cries, coming from Mother Chupin's drinking-shop, are heard by a party of detectives led by Inspector Gévrol. The squad runs up to it. A triple murder has just been committed. The murderer is caught on the premises. Despite Gévrol's opinion that four scoundrels encountered each other in this vile den that they began to quarrel, that one of them had a revolver and killed the others, Lecoq, a young police agent, suspects a great mystery. In this second book (out of two) we go back in time to that dark period of French history. Little by little, the key to the mystery murder is unveiled.


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The Honor of the Name - Émile Gaboriau

Edward Bulwer-Lytton - Alice, or the Mysteries — Book 01 artwork Alice, or the Mysteries — Book 01
Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1872
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This story is about a young woman who escaped from her criminally-minded father, finds kindness in Ernest Maltravers. During their brief time together, Alice and Ernest fall in love, only to be separated by a kidnapping. The mysteries include how how the two will find each other and the strange role of the supernatural.


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Alice, or the Mysteries — Book 01 - Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Edward Eggleston - The Mystery of Metropolisville artwork The Mystery of Metropolisville
Edward Eggleston
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1872
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This 1873 novel, set in a fictional Minnesota town during a real-estate bubble, describes the carving up of the American frontier by the sharp speculators who helped to usher in the Gilded Age. The story of greed and deception is both timely and timeless.


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The Mystery of Metropolisville - Edward Eggleston

James Fenimore Cooper - The Headsman artwork The Headsman
James Fenimore Cooper
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 13 September 1851
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

James Neal Harvey's most recent novel, By Reason of Insanity, garnered such advance notices as "Gruesomely effective". He tops himself in this new novel of profound terror in a small upstate New York town shaken by the beheading of a pretty highschool girl.


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The Headsman - James Fenimore Cooper

Samuel Warren - The Experiences of a Barrister, and Confessions of an Attorney artwork The Experiences of a Barrister, and Confessions of an Attorney
Samuel Warren
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1876
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a book of short stories of Mystery and detective, by an English Barrister. Interesting vignettes of a time when debtors could go to prison and thieves were hung.


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The Experiences of a Barrister, and Confessions of an Attorney - Samuel Warren

Émile Gaboriau - The Clique of Gold artwork The Clique of Gold
Émile Gaboriau
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1872
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A story full of greed, deceit, jealousy, despair, attempted assassination, true love and perseverance, and finally revenge. From the first moment when Mile Henriette is discovered in her little room in the garret trying to commit suicide, in the first chapter, until the climax of Sarah Brandon's schemes in the last, there is a series of daring plots and startling incidents.


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The Clique of Gold - Émile Gaboriau

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell - Mary Barton artwork Mary Barton
Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1864
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The novel begins in Manchester, where we are introduced to the Bartons and the Wilsons, two working class families. ohn Barton reveals himself to be a great questioner of the distribution of wealth and the relation between the rich and the poor. He also relates how his sister-in-law Esther has disappeared after she ran away from home. Soon afterwards Mrs Barton dies, and John is left with his daughter Mary to cope in the harsh world around them. Having already been deeply affected by the loss of his son Tom at a young age, after the death of his wife, Barton tackles depression and begins to involve himself in the Chartist movement connected with the trade unions


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Mary Barton - Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

Wilkie Collins - The New Magdalen artwork The New Magdalen
Wilkie Collins
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1872
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The opening chapters of this sensational novel focus on Mercy Merrick, a nurse in the Franco-Prussian War. Mercy's post is taken over by the Germans. Mercy meets the emergency with great skill and aplomb, comforting the wounded soldiers and ensuring their safe passage. Her bravery is set in opposition to the cowardly surgeon and a timid English gentlewoman on her way to England to claim an inheritance from relatives who have never before met her. In the midst of the battle, the English woman is killed. Mercy determines to take over the dead woman's identity and claim her inheritance. She successfully does so. However, it miraculously turns out that the Englishwoman was not dead at all, merely stunned, and she arrives in England looking for revenge. It is impossible for her to prove her identity until Mercy confesses. Even then, the reader has sympathy for the desperation that caused her to take on the impersonation and her story ends happily as she goes off to a happy marriage and to nurse orphans.


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The New Magdalen - Wilkie Collins

Émile Gaboriau - L'argent des autres artwork L'argent des autres
Émile Gaboriau
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1872
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

L'argent des autres (paru pour la première fois en 1874, un an après la mort de l'auteur) est un roman d'une troublante actualité sur les tentations et les effets pervers de la spéculation et de l'argent facile. Ecrit en marge d'oeuvres plus célèbres mettant en scène l'agent de sûreté Lecoq, ce roman d'aventures, d'amour et de moeurs possède toutes les qualités du roman-feuilleton à suspense dont Gaboriau est l'un des maîtres absolus.


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L'argent des autres - Émile Gaboriau

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu - Green Tea;  Mr. Justice Harbottle artwork Green Tea; Mr. Justice Harbottle
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 31 December 1872
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Green Tea and Mr. Justice Harbottle are two short stories by 19th Century author Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. He was a popular writer of gohic fiction in his time and has provided the foundation for much of today’s horror and mystery genres. Both stories are based on corresptondence between Dr. Martin Hesselius and his friend, Professor Van Loo. The narrator explains that he is in possession of the letters and is using their contents to relay stories of unusual medical interest.


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Green Tea; Mr. Justice Harbottle - Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Frederick Marryat - Japhet, in Search of a Father artwork Japhet, in Search of a Father
Frederick Marryat
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1835
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The little that was known of me at this time I will however narrate as concisely, and as correctly, as I am able. It was on the — I really forget the date, and must rise from my chair, look for a key, open a closet, and then open an iron safe to hunt over a pile of papers—it will detain you too long—it will be sufficient to say that it was on a night—but whether the night was dark or moonlit, or rainy or foggy, or cloudy or fine, or starlight, I really cannot tell; but it is of no very great consequence. Well, it was on a night about the hour—there again I’m puzzled, it might have been ten, or eleven, or twelve, or between any of these hours; nay, it might have been past midnight, and far advancing to the morning, for what I know to the contrary.


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Japhet, in Search of a Father - Frederick Marryat

Émile Gaboriau - L'affaire Lerouge artwork L'affaire Lerouge
Émile Gaboriau
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1872
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

L'Affaire Lerouge est la plus célèbre des œuvres du romancier français Émile Gaboriau. Elle est considérée comme une œuvre majeure du genre policier. Premier roman policier d'Émile Gaboriau, il est directement inspiré d'une affaire qui défraya la chronique en 1865.


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L'affaire Lerouge - Émile Gaboriau

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu - Wylder's Hand artwork Wylder's Hand
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1863
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Wylders and the Brandons share a history of intermarriage, bitter rivalry, villainy, and madness. The wedding of Mark Wylder to his rich and beautiful cousin, Dorcas Brandon, was to inaugurate a harmonious new era at Brandon Hall?but as the ceremony.


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Wylder's Hand - Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Edward Bulwer-Lytton - Alice, or the Mysteries — Complete artwork Alice, or the Mysteries — Complete
Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1872
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Lumley had been always careful, though plain, in dress; but there was now a more evident attention bestowed on his person than he had ever manifested in youth, —while there was something of the Roman's celebrated foppery in the skill with which his hair was arranged on his high forehead, so as either to conceal or relieve a partial baldness at the temples. Perhaps, too, from the possession of high station, or the habit of living only amongst the great, there was a certain dignity insensibly diffused over his whole person that was not noticeable in his earlier years, when a certain ton de garnison was blended with his ease of manners. Yet, even now, dignity was not his prevalent characteristic; and in ordinary occasions, or mixed society, he still found a familiar frankness a more useful species of simulation. At the time we now treat of, Lord Vargrave was leaning his cheek on one hand, while the other rested idly on the papers methodically arranged before him. He appeared to have suspended his labours, and to be occupied in thought. It was, in truth, a critical period in the career of Lord Vargrave.


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Alice, or the Mysteries — Complete - Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Edward Bulwer-Lytton - Alice, or the Mysteries — Book 06 artwork Alice, or the Mysteries — Book 06
Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1872
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The effect which the presence of Maltravers produced among his peasantry was one that seldom failed to refresh and soothe his more bitter and disturbed thoughts. They had gradually (for the poor are quick-sighted) become sensible of his justice, —a finer quality than many that seem more amiable.


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Alice, or the Mysteries — Book 06 - Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Edward Bulwer-Lytton - Alice, or the Mysteries — Book 04 artwork Alice, or the Mysteries — Book 04
Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1872
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The effect which the presence of Maltravers produced among his peasantry was one that seldom failed to refresh and soothe his more bitter and disturbed thoughts. They had gradually (for the poor are quick-sighted) become sensible of his justice, —a finer quality than many that seem more amiable.


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Alice, or the Mysteries — Book 04 - Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Edward Bulwer-Lytton - Alice, or the Mysteries — Book 07 artwork Alice, or the Mysteries — Book 07
Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1872
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Lumley had been always careful, though plain, in dress; but there was now a more evident attention bestowed on his person than he had ever manifested in youth, —while there was something of the Roman's celebrated foppery in the skill with which his hair was arranged on his high forehead, so as either to conceal or relieve a partial baldness at the temples. Perhaps, too, from the possession of high station, or the habit of living only amongst the great, there was a certain dignity insensibly diffused over his whole person that was not noticeable in his earlier years, when a certain ton de garnison was blended with his ease of manners. Yet, even now, dignity was not his prevalent characteristic; and in ordinary occasions, or mixed society, he still found a familiar frankness a more useful species of simulation. At the time we now treat of, Lord Vargrave was leaning his cheek on one hand, while the other rested idly on the papers methodically arranged before him. He appeared to have suspended his labours, and to be occupied in thought. It was, in truth, a critical period in the career of Lord Vargrave.


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Alice, or the Mysteries — Book 07 - Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Eugène Sue - The Mysteries of Paris, Volume 5 of 6 artwork The Mysteries of Paris, Volume 5 of 6
Eugène Sue
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1856
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The novel is the mysterious and distinguished Rodolphe, who is really the Grand Duke of Gerolstein (a fictional kingdom of Germany) but is disguised as a Parisian worker. Rodolphe can speak in argot, is extremely strong and a good fighter. Yet he also shows great compassion for the lower classes, good judgment, and a brilliant mind. He can navigate all layers of society in order to understand their problems, and to understand how the different social classes are linked. Rodolphe is accompanied by his friends Sir Walter Murph, an Englishman, and David, a gifted black doctor, formerly a slave. The first figures they meet are Le Chourineur and La Goualeuse. Rodolphe saves La Goualeuse from Le Chourineur's brutality, and saves Le Chourineur from himself, knowing that the man still has some good in him. La Goualeuse is a prostitute, and Le Chourineur is a former butcher who has served 15 years in prison for murder. Both characters are grateful for Rodolphe's assistance, as are many other characters in the novel. Though Rodolphe is described as a flawless man, Sue otherwise depicts the Parisian nobility as deaf to the misfortunes of the common people and focused on meaningless intrigues. For this reason, some, such as Dumas, have considered the novel's ending a failure. Rodolphe goes back to Gerolstein to take on the role to which he was destined by birth, rather than staying in Paris to help the lower classes.


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The Mysteries of Paris, Volume 5 of 6 - Eugène Sue

Eugène Sue - The Mysteries of Paris, Volume 4 of 6 artwork The Mysteries of Paris, Volume 4 of 6
Eugène Sue
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1856
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book story of the Mysteries of Paris (French: Les Mystères de Paris) is a novel. The hero of the novel is the mysterious and distinguished Rodolphe, who is really the Grand Duke of Gerolstein (a fictional kingdom of Germany) but is disguised as a Parisian worker. Rodolphe can speak in argot, is extremely strong and a good fighter. Yet he also shows great compassion for the lower classes, good judgment, and a brilliant mind. He can navigate all layers of society in order to understand their problems, and to understand how the different social classes are linked. Rodolphe is accompanied by his friends Sir Walter Murph, an Englishman, and David, a gifted black doctor, formerly a slave.


2018-01-18T00:15:35-07:00

The Mysteries of Paris, Volume 4 of 6 - Eugène Sue

Eugène Sue - The Mysteries of Paris, Volume 3 of 6 artwork The Mysteries of Paris, Volume 3 of 6
Eugène Sue
Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Publish Date: 31 December 1856
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book story of the Mysteries of Paris (French: Les Mystères de Paris) is a novel. The hero of the novel is the mysterious and distinguished Rodolphe, who is really the Grand Duke of Gerolstein (a fictional kingdom of Germany) but is disguised as a Parisian worker. Rodolphe can speak in argot, is extremely strong and a good fighter. Yet he also shows great compassion for the lower classes, good judgment, and a brilliant mind. He can navigate all layers of society in order to understand their problems, and to understand how the different social classes are linked. Rodolphe is accompanied by his friends Sir Walter Murph, an Englishman, and David, a gifted black doctor, formerly a slave.


2018-01-18T00:15:35-07:00

The Mysteries of Paris, Volume 3 of 6 - Eugène Sue


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