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The phantom coach : a connoisseur's collection of Victorian ghost stories
Book
2014
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A collection of stories about humanity's oldest supernatural obsession: ghosts. The Phantom Coach gathers memorable ghost tales from the Victorian era from Charles Dickens and Edith Wharton to Henry James, Thomas Hardy, ...

The age of innocence —Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937.
Book On CD
2008
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It's elitist New York in the 1870s. Newland Archer, a young lawyer, is engaged to May Welland. However, when he encounters the lovely and mysterious Countess Ellen Olenska, Archer steers from his moral compass, compromis...

Fortune's rocks —Shreve, Anita.
Large Print
1999
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The daughter of a prominent Boston couple has an affair with a married man three times her age and then must cope with the results that are the price of straying in an unforgiving era.

Great classic humor
Book On CD
2009
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BBC Audiobooks America presents 27 classic short stories, taken from the most celebrated humorists from the 19th century.

The Golden Fleece Essays —Spark, Muriel, author.
EBook
2014

The essays, reviews, memoirs and other writings collected here for the first time conjure up one of the great critical imaginations of our time. Grouped into four sections (Art and Poetry; Autobiography and Travel; Liter...

Bone digger —Hirt, Douglas.
Large Print
2015
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Eons past, an ancient creature the size of a bunkhouse lived out a solitary life and died all alone in a rugged canyon. Millennia later that canyon occupied an isolated corner of C. L. McSween's Rocking S. Ranch. Then ...

The bondswoman's narrative —Crafts, Hannah.
Book
2002
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Edited by an African-American scholar from a recently discovered manuscript, this autobiographical novel from the 1850s - Crafts' flight from slavery in North Carolina to freedom in New Jersey - is thought to be the firs...

Fortune's rocks : a novel —Shreve, Anita.
Book
1999
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Set 100 years ago in Boston, Fortune's Rocks is a classic of literary and romantic storytelling. Fourteen-year-old Olympic Biddeford is spending the summer with her parents at their seasonal house at Fortune's Rocks. Her...

The gods of Newport : a novel —Jakes, John, 1932-
Book
2006
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Determined to secure entry into the elite social circles of late nineteenth-century Rhode Island, Sam Driver enlists the help of a pair of social gadflies but finds his efforts complicated by his daughter's romance with ...

Jaaduu anday aur deegar khabrain Vernacular Title: جادو انڈے اور دگر خبرں —Stockton, Frank R., 1834-1902.
Book
2015
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In the title story Loring presents a display of fireworks in a hired hall creating illusions for his hypnotized audience. But his fiancee, on realizing what he had done, becomes appalled and breaks off their engagement.

The gods of Newport a novel —Jakes, John, 1932-
Large Print
2006
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Determined to secure entry into the elite social circles of late nineteenth-century Rhode Island, Sam Driver enlists the help of a pair of social gadflies but finds his efforts complicated by his daughter's romance with ...

The life of Nancy —Jewett, Sarah Orne, 1849-1909.
EBook
2011

In this lovely collection of short stories and sketches, published in 1895, Jewett once again shows her mastery in crafting authentic, poignant portrayals of regular New England folk. Stories such as, The Tale of Nancy,"...

A native of Winby, and other tales —Jewett, Sarah Orne, 1849-1909.
EBook
2011

In this delightful collection of stories, published in 1893, Jewett again captures the daily life and struggles of sturdy New Englanders with incomparable honesty, tenderness, and grace. Included are, Between Mass and Ve...

The descendant —Glasgow, Ellen, 1873-1945.
EBook
2011

Written in secret and published anonymously in 1897, The Descendant is the story of an independent heroine who seeks passion rather than marriage. Ellen Glasgow's first novel, the book received mixed reviews, with praise...

The righteous revenge of Lucy Moon —Brooks, Bill, 1943-
Large Print
2015
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When Lucy Moon learns of her mama's murder, she cuts short her honeymoon and returns to the Pistol Barrel of Oklahoma with her new husband in tow. It's a wild and raucous land full of the kind of gunfighters, backshooter...

Old friends and new —Jewett, Sarah Orne, 1849-1909, author.
EBook
2011

Published in 1879, the stories collected in Old Friends and New are written with Jewett's keen insight and gentle humor, and offer a vivid display of her genius as a writer. Her poignant depictions of elderly women as se...

The Open Boat and Other Stories —Crane, Stephen, 1871-1900.
EBook
2012

Four prized selections by one of America's greatest writers: "The Open Boat," based on a harrowing incident in the author's life: the 1897 sinking of a ship on which he was a passenger; "The Blue Hotel" and "The Bride Co...

The gods of Newport a novel —Jakes, John, 1932-
Book On CD
2006
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