Year of publication: 2006
A ROGUES LIFE by Wilkie Collins INTRODUCTORY WORDS. The following pages were written more than twenty years since, and were then published periodically in Household Words. In the original form of publication the Rogue was very favorably received. Year after year, I delayed the republication, proposing, at the suggestion of my old friend, Mr. Charles Reade, to enlarge the present sketch of the heros adventures in Australia. But the opportunity of carrying out this project has proved to be one of ...
Keywords: England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction Rogues and vagabonds -- Fiction
Year of publication: 2013
David Tallerman Prince Thief CHAPTER ONE As meetings to decide the fate of a city went, this one was looking a lot like the prelude to a riot. Of the gathered audience, only a few were paying attention to the stage where Id somehow found myself the rest were turned to bawl at a neighbour, or to spew invectives at the rows behind them. Half a dozen self-contained arguments had broken out along the length and breadth of the room, any of which might explode into violence at the slightest ...
Keywords: civil war Easie Damasco fantasy kidnap rebel rogue