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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. ...


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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.


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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...


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Darkness and the Light

Category: Biographical  Author:Olaf Stapledon 

A REVIEWER OF an earlier book of mine said that it was difficult to see why such a book should ever have been written. From his point of view the remark was reasonable enough, for the aim of the book happened to fall outside the spot-light of his consciousness. All the same, the fact that the great majority of books ought never to have...


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The Days of My Life

Category: Biographical  Author:H. Rider Haggard 

Henry Rider Haggard was born on June 22, 1856, and died on May 14, 1925. The present work covers the first fifty-six years of his life, commencing with his earliest recollections and ending on September 25, 1912. On that day he wrote to me: “I have just written the last word of ‘The Days of My Life,’ and thankful I am to have done with...


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