Keywords: england

The Moonstone

The Moonstone


Wilkie Collins

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2006

THE MOONSTONE A Romance by Wilkie Collins PROLOGUE THE STORMING OF SERINGAPATAM 1799 Extracted from a Family Paper I address these lineswritten in Indiato my relatives in England. My object is to explain the motive which has induced me to refuse the right hand of friendship to my cousin, John Herncastle. The reserve which I have hitherto maintained in this matter has been misinterpreted by members of my family whose good opinion I cannot consent to forfeit. I request them to suspend their ...

Keywords: Country homes -- Fiction East Indians -- England -- Fiction England -- Fiction Jewelry theft -- Fiction Mystery fiction Police -- England -- Fiction
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 Fallen Leaves

The Fallen Leaves


Wilkie Collins

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2005

THE FALLEN LEAVES By Wilkie Collins To CAROLINE Experience of the reception of The Fallen Leaves by intelligent readers, who have followed the course of the periodical publication at home and abroad, has satisfied me that the design of the work speaks for itself, and that the scrupulous delicacy of treatment, in certain portions of the story, has been as justly appreciated as I could wish. Having nothing to explain, and so far as my choice of subject is concerned nothing to excuse, I leave my ...

Keywords: London (England) -- Fiction Man-woman relationships -- 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 Dead Secret: A Novel

The Dead Secret: A Novel


Wilkie Collins

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2013

THE DEAD SECRET BOOK I. CHAPTER I. THE TWENTY-THIRD OF AUGUST, 1829. Will she last out the night, I wonder Look at the clock, Mathew. Ten minutes past twelve She has lasted the night out. She has lived, Robert, to see ten minutes of the new day. These words were spoken in the kitchen of a large country-house situated on the west coast of Cornwall. The speakers were two of the men-servants composing the establishment of Captain Treverton, an officer in the navy, and the eldest male representative ...

Keywords: Cornwall (England : County) -- Fiction Gothic fiction (Literary genre) Illegitimate children -- Fiction Inheritance and succession -- Fiction Mothers and daughters -- 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
Rambles Beyond Railways; or, Notes in Cornwall taken A-foot

Rambles Beyond Railways; or, Notes in Cornwall taken A-foot


Wilkie Collins

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2009

RAMBLES BEYOND RAILWAYS. LAMORNA COVE. RAMBLES BEYOND RAILWAYS OR, Notes in Cornwall taken A-Foot. By WILKIE COLLINS, AUTHOR OF ANTONINA, THE WOMAN IN WHITE, ETC. The Lands End, Cornwall. NEW EDITION. LONDON: RICHARD BENTLEY: NEW BURLINGTON STREET. Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty. 1861. DEDICATED TO THE COMPANION OF MY WALK THROUGH CORNWALL, HENRY C. BRANDLING. PREFACE TO THE PRESENT EDITION. I visited Cornwall, for the first time, in the summer and autumn of 1850 and in the winter of the ...

Keywords: Cornwall (England : County) -- Description and travel
The Secret Keeper: A Novel of Kateryn Parr

The Secret Keeper: A Novel of Kateryn Parr


Sandra Byrd

ISBN: 9781439183151
Year of publication: 2012

CONTENTS CoverCopyrightEpigraphFamily TreesPrologue Chapter One Chapter Two Chapter Three Chapter Four Chapter Five Chapter Six Chapter Seven Chapter Eight Chapter Nine Chapter Ten Chapter Eleven Chapter Twelve Chapter Thirteen Chapter Fourteen Chapter Fifteen Chapter Sixteen Chapter Seventeen Chapter Eighteen Chapter Nineteen Chapter TwentyAuthors Note Acknowledgments Principal Works of Reference Reading Group Guide About the Author COPYRIGHT Copyright 2012 by Sandra Byrd All rights ...

Keywords: 16th Century England/Great Britain Fiction - Historical Royalty Tudors
To Die For: A Novel of Anne Boleyn

To Die For: A Novel of Anne Boleyn


Sandra Byrd

ISBN: 9781439183137
Year of publication: 2011

COPYRIGHTCopyright 2011 by Sandra ByrdAll rights reserved.For permissions information address Howard Books Subsidiary Rights Department, 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020.First Howard Books trade paperback edition August 2011 Howard Books A Division of Simon Schuster, Inc. 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020 www.SimonandSchuster.com HOWARD and colophon are trademarks of Simon Schuster, Inc.Designed by Davina Mock-Maniscalco Manufactured in the United States of ...

Keywords: 16th Century England/Great Britain Fiction - Historical Royalty
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
The Geneva Trap

The Geneva Trap


Stella Rimington

ISBN: 9781408819661
Year of publication: 2012

Stella Rimington THE GENEVA TRAP Chapter 1 It all began by accident. Early one evening, Dieter Steinmetz of the Swiss Federal Intelligence Service was at Geneva airport, seeing off his daughter Anna who was flying to Florence on a school exchange visit. Mireille, his wife, had seized the opportunity to go and see her mother in Basle, and had left the day before. So now he had a week on his own, and as he emerged from the departures hall, he was wondering whether he should go back to the flat, ...

Keywords: England MI5 Suspense
Present Danger

Present Danger


Stella Rimington

ISBN: 9781849161947
Year of publication: 2010

Stella Rimington PRESENT DANGER To my granddaughter, Meena 1 Aidan Murphy was woken by a loud knocking on the door. He lay still, trying to decide whether he had a hangover or was just tired. There was another, louder knock. He rolled over and looked at the clock radio. 10:31. Why didnt his mother answer the door The knocking turned into a hammering and someone was yelling his name. He climbed out of bed, grabbed a T-shirt and underpants off the floor and went slowly downstairs. Two men were ...

Keywords: counter-terrorism England MI5 Suspense

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