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The Law and the Lady

The Law and the Lady


Wilkie Collins

ISBN:
Year of publication: 1999

THE LAW AND THE LADY by Wilkie Collins NOTE: ADDRESSED TO THE READER. IN offering this book to you, I have no Preface to write. I have only to request that you will bear in mind certain established truths, which occasionally escape your memory when you are reading a work of fiction. Be pleased, then, to remember First: That the actions of human beings are not invariably governed by the laws of pure reason. Secondly: That we are by no means always in the habit of bestowing our love on the objects ...

Keywords: England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction Married people -- Fiction Mystery fiction
The Guilty River

The Guilty River


Wilkie Collins

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2002

THE GUILTY RIVER by Wilkie Collins CHAPTER I ON THE WAY TO THE RIVER FOR reasons of my own, I excused myself from accompanying my stepmother to a dinner-party given in our neighborhood. In my present humor, I preferred being aloneand, as a means of getting through my idle time, I was quite content to be occupied in catching insects. Provided with a brush and a mixture of rum and treacle, I went into Fordwitch Wood to set the snare, familiar to hunters of moths, which we call sugaring the trees. ...

Keywords: England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction Families -- Fiction Interpersonal relations -- Fiction
The Frozen Deep

The Frozen Deep


Wilkie Collins

ISBN:
Year of publication: 1999

THE FROZEN DEEP by Wilkie Collins First Scene The Ball-room Chapter 1. The date is between twenty and thirty years ago. The place is an English sea-port. The time is night. And the business of the moment isdancing. The Mayor and Corporation of the town are giving a grand ball, in celebration of the departure of an Arctic expedition from their port. The ships of the expedition are two in numberthe Wanderer and the Sea-mew. They are to sail in search of the Northwest Passage on the next day, with ...

Keywords: Arctic regions -- Discovery and exploration -- Fiction England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction Wilderness survival -- Fiction
The Evil Genius: A Domestic Story

The Evil Genius: A Domestic Story


Wilkie Collins

ISBN:
Year of publication: 1999

THE EVIL GENIUS A DOMESTIC STORY By Wilkie Collins Affectionately Dedicated to Holman Hunt BEFORE THE STORY. Miss Westerfields Education 1. The Trial. THE gentlemen of the jury retired to consider their verdict. Their foreman was a person doubly distinguished among his colleagues. He had the clearest head, and the readiest tongue. For once the right man was in the right place. Of the eleven jurymen, four showed their characters on the surface. They were: The hungry juryman, who wanted his ...

Keywords: Divorce -- Fiction England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction Ship captains -- Fiction Women -- Social conditions -- Fiction
The Black Robe

The Black Robe


Wilkie Collins

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2006

THE BLACK ROBE by Wilkie Collins BEFORE THE STORY. FIRST SCENE BOULOGNE-SUR-MER.THE DUEL. I. THE doctors could do no more for the Dowager Lady Berrick. When the medical advisers of a lady who has reached seventy years of age recommend the mild climate of the South of France, they mean in plain language that they have arrived at the end of their resources. Her ladyship gave the mild climate a fair trial, and then decided as she herself expressed it to die at home. Traveling slowly, she had ...

Keywords: Chastity Dueling -- Fiction England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction Murder -- Fiction Priesthood -- Fiction Vow of -- Fiction
Mind Games with a Serial Killer

Mind Games with a Serial Killer


Brian Alan Lane

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Year of publication: 2015

Brian Alan Lane MIND GAMES WITH A SERIAL KILLER With thanks for the support of my friends, family, everyone at Dove Books, and that great editor and gifted writer, Lee Montgomery, who did the unthinkable and went out on a limb for me. B.A.L. About the Book When it was first released, Brian Alan Lanes genre-bending bestseller Mind Games With a Serial Killer was simultaneously hailed and reviled. Some readers wrote that the book was personally important and life-changing, others that it was the ...

Keywords: cannibalism Crime & Criminals Criminal minds Criminology homicide Murder & Mayhem serial killer Social Sciences True Crime
The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle


Jeannette Walls

ISBN: 9780743247535
Year of publication: 2005

To John, for convincing me that everyone who is interesting has a past Acknowledgments Id like to thank my brother, Brian, for standing by me when we were growing up and while I wrote this. Im also grateful to my mother for believing in art and truth and for supporting the idea of the book to my brilliant and talented older sister, Lori, for coming around to it and to my younger sister, Maureen, whom I will always love. And to my father, Rex S. Walls, for dreaming all those big dreams. Very ...

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Recce: Small Team Operations Behind Enemy Lines

Recce: Small Team Operations Behind Enemy Lines


Koos Stadler

ISBN: 9780624069447
Year of publication: 2015

Koos Stadler SMALL TEAM MISSIONS BEHIND ENEMY LINES Dedicated to my father, Koos, who kindled the spirit of adventure in me, and my dearest wife, Karien, who had no option but to scale every cliff with me. About the layout The layout in this digital edition of Recce may differ from that of the printed version, depending on the settings on your reader. The layout displays optimally if you use the default setting on your reader. Readers can experiment with the settings to have the text displayed ...

Keywords: 51 Reconnaissance Commando Angola Bushmen elite soldiers Military History Military missions Operation Abduct Operation Angel Operation Caudad Operation Cerberus Operation Colosseum Operation Daisy Operation Killarney secret missions South African Army South African authors South African Border War Special Forces special forces training Terrorism
Miss or Mrs.?

Miss or Mrs.?


Wilkie Collins

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2006

MISS OR MRS. by Wilkie Collins PERSONS OF THE STORY. Sir Joseph Graybrooke. . . . . . . . . .Knight Richard Turlington . . . . Of the Levant Trade Launcelot Linzie . .Of the College of Surgeons James Dicas. . . . . .Of the Roll of Attorneys Thomas Wildfang. . . . . .Superannuated Seaman Miss Graybrooke. . . . . . Sir Josephs Sister Natalie. . . . . . . . . Sir Josephs Daughter Lady Winwood . . . . . . . .Sir Josephs Niece Amelia, Sophia, and Dorothea. Lady Winwoods Stepdaughters Period: ...

Keywords: Detective and mystery stories England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction English Love stories
Little Novels

Little Novels


Wilkie Collins

ISBN:
Year of publication: 1999

LITTLE NOVELS By Wilkie Collins MRS. ZANT AND THE GHOST. I. THE course of this narrative describes the return of a disembodied spirit to earth, and leads the reader on new and strange ground. Not in the obscurity of midnight, but in the searching light of day, did the supernatural influence assert itself. Neither revealed by a vision, nor announced by a voice, it reached mortal knowledge through the sense which is least easily self-deceived: the sense that feels. The record of this event will of ...

Keywords: England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction
Jezebel's Daughter

Jezebel's Daughter


Wilkie Collins

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2002

JEZEBELS DAUGHTER by Wilkie Collins TO ALBERTO CACCIA Let me begin by informing you, that this new novel does not present the proposed sequel to my last work of fictionThe Fallen Leaves. The first part of that story has, through circumstances connected with the various forms of publications adopted thus far, addressed itself to a comparatively limited class of readers in England. When the book is finally reprinted in its cheapest formthen, and then only, it will appeal to the great audience of ...

Keywords: British -- Germany -- Fiction Death -- Fiction Germany -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction Insanity -- Fiction Poisons -- Fiction Widows -- Fiction

"I Say No"


Wilkie Collins

ISBN:
Year of publication: 1999

I SAY NO By Wilkie Collins BOOK THE FIRST AT SCHOOL. CHAPTER I. THE SMUGGLED SUPPER. Outside the bedroom the night was black and still. The small rain fell too softly to be heard in the garden not a leaf stirred in the airless calm the watch-dog was asleep, the cats were indoors far or near, under the murky heaven, not a sound was stirring. Inside the bedroom the night was black and still. Miss Ladd knew her business as a schoolmistress too well to allow night-lights and Miss Ladds young ladies ...

Keywords: Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction Mystery fiction
Beat the Reaper: A Novel

Beat the Reaper: A Novel


Josh Bazell

ISBN: 9780316032223
Year of publication: 2009

Copyright 2009 by Josh Bazell All rights reserved. Except as permitted under the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976, no part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, or stored in a database or retrieval system, without the prior written permission of the publisher. Little, Brown and Company Hachette Book Group 237 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10017 Visit our Web site at www.HachetteBookGroup.com First eBook Edition: January 2009 Little, Brown and ...

Keywords: American First Novelists American Mystery & Suspense Fiction Assassins Black Humor (Literature) Fiction Fiction - Espionage Fiction - General General Medical Organized Crime Physicians Suspense Suspense Fiction thriller Thrillers
Frozen in Time: The Fate of the Franklin Expedition

Frozen in Time: The Fate of the Franklin Expedition


Owen Beattie
John Grigsby Geiger

ISBN: 9781408840849
Year of publication: 2012

Owen Beattie and John Geiger FROZEN IN TIME THE FATE OF THE FRANKLIN EXPEDITION For Shirley F. Keen.J.G. For my first grandchild, A kasha a.k.a. PumpyO.B. Map Introduction Frozen in time is one of those books that, having once entered our imaginations, refuse to go away. As Ive been writing this introduction, Ive described the project to several people. Frozen in Time, I say. They look blank. The one with the picture of the Frozen Franklin on the front, I say. Oh yes. That one, they say. I read ...

Keywords: Archaeology Social Science
Heart and Science: A Story of the Present Time

Heart and Science: A Story of the Present Time


Wilkie Collins

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2005

HEART AND SCIENCE A Story of the Present Time By Wilkie Collins TO SARONY OF NEW YORK ARTIST PHOTOGRAPHER, AND GOOD FRIEND I. PREFACE TO READERS IN GENERAL You are the children of Old Mother England, on both sides of the Atlantic you form the majority of buyers and borrowers of novels and you judge of works of fiction by certain inbred preferences, which but slightly influence the other great public of readers on the continent of Europe. The two qualities in fiction which hold the highest rank ...

Keywords: Courtship -- Fiction England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction Guardian and ward -- Fiction Medical ethics -- Fiction Vivisection -- Fiction

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