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King Solomon's Mines

Category: Biographical  Author:novel 

It is a curious thing that at my age — fifty-five last birthday — I should find myself taking up a pen to try to write a history. I wonder what sort of a history it will be when I have finished it, if ever I come to the end of the trip! I have done a good many things in my life, which seems a long one to me, owing to my having begun wo...


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Is Shakespeare Dead?

Category: Biographical  Author:Mark Twain 

Is Shakespeare Dead? is a short, semi-autobiographical work by American humorist Mark Twain. It explores the controversy


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The History of Henry Esmond

Category: Biographical  Author:William Makepeace Tha 

TO THE RIGHT HONORABLE WILLIAM BINGHAM, LORD ASHBURTON. MY DEAR LORD, The writer of a book which copies the manners and language of Queen Anne’s time, must not omit the Dedication to the Patron; and I ask leave to inscribe this volume to your Lordship, for the sake of the great kindness and friendship which I owe to you and yours. ...

TAG: Classical novels

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The First Officer's Confession

Category: Biographical  Author:Wilkie Collins 

She is at the present time, as I have every reason to believe, the most distinguished woman in England — she has never written a novel.

TAG: Classical Novels

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For the Term of His Natural Life

Category: Biographical  Author:Marcus Clarke 

My Dear Sir Charles,— I take leave to dedicate this work to you, not merely because your nineteen years of political and literary life in Australia render it very fitting that any work written by a resident in the colonies, and having to do with the history of past colonial days, should hear your name upon its dedicatory page; but beca...

TAG: Religious fiction

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