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By Blow and Kiss

Reproduction of the original: By Blow and Kiss by Boyd Cable

By Order of the Company

Reproduction of the original: By order of the company by Mary Johnston

Bygone Beliefs Being a Series of Excursions in the Byways of Thought

Reproduction of the original: Bygone Beliefs Being a Series of Excursions in the Byways of Thought by H. Stanley Redgrove

Calumet “K”

Reproduction of the original: Calumet "K" by Samuel Merwin, Henry Kitchell Webster

Camille (La Dame Aux Camilias)

Reproduction of the original: Camille (La Dame aux Camilias) by Alexandre Dumas

Can Such Things Be?

Reproduction of the original: Can Such Things be? by Ambrose Bierce

Captain Blood (Diversion Classics)

Featuring an appendix of discussion questions, the Diversion Classics edition is ideal for use in book groups and classrooms. Peter Blood, Irish physician and former soldier, is happily settled as the doctor of a small English town. But when the rebellion of the Duke of Monmouth reaches him, saving one man?s life ends up costing him his entire world. Sentenced to indentured slavery in the Caribbean, Peter escapes, becoming the most fearless pirate on the Spanish Main?Captain Blood. But his life of adventure and the glory of his victories are no balm to Peter Blood?s wounded soul. All he wants is a cleared name and return to England a free man, to win the heart of the beautiful Arabella Bishop.

Captain Ravenshaw; Or, the Maid of Cheapside. A Romance of Elizabethan London

"Captain Ravenshaw; Or, The Maid of Cheapside. A Romance of Elizabethan London" by Robert Neilson Stephens. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Cease Firing

"Mary Johnston's THE LONG ROLL and CEASE FIRING are quite possibly the best Civil War novels ever written..." Cease Firing picks up where Mary Johnston's previous book, The Long Roll leaves off. We rejoin Richard Cleave, the Confederate artillery officer, as he fights to regain his reputation. In the process, he experiences the battles of Vicksburg, Gettysburg, Chickamauga, the Wilderness, Kennesaw Mountain and others. Cleave can sense that the war is being lost; and he is torn between that knowledge and his sense of duty and honor. Through it all, Johnston's attention to historical detail never falters as we are realistically propelled into Cleave's fascinating world. Prominently featured also is Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston, from whom Mary Johnston is descended.

Cedar Creek

Reproduction of the original: Cedar Creek by Elizabeth H. Walshe

Chaucer

Sir Adolphus William Ward was a British-born historian. His other works include English Dramatic Literature to the Age of Queen Anne and Great Britain and Hanover.

Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair (1895)

This early work by William Morris was originally published in 1899 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. William Morris was born in London, England in 1834. Arguably best known as a textile designer, he founded a design partnership which deeply influenced the decoration of churches and homes during the early 20th century. However, he is also considered an important Romantic writer and pioneer of the modern fantasy genre, being a direct influence on authors such as J. R. R. Tolkien. As well as fiction, Morris penned poetry and essays. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Chita: A Memory of Last Island

"Chita: A Memory of Last Island" by Lafcadio Hearn. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Christina of Denmark, Duchess of Milan and Lorraine, 1522-1590

Reproduction of the original: Christina of Denmark, Duchess of Milan and Lorraine, 1522-1590 by Julia Cartwright

Cleopatra

Reproduction of the original: Cleopatra by Georg Ebers

Colas Breugnon (A Burgundian Story; French Classics)

"Colas Breugnon" is a charming romance of life in Burgundy three hundred years ago. It is an "autobiographical" novel, the story being told in the first person by Colas, who reviews his fifty years of life, and describes all its joys and sorrows. The story is gay and humorous, and full of wise observations about life. ,- "Colas Breugnon is the jovial Burgundian, the lusty wood-carver, the practical joker always fond of his glass, the droll fellow. Before everything, Colas Breugnon is a free man. He loves his king, but only so long as the king leaves him his liberty; he loves his wife, but follows his own bent; he is on excellent terms with the priest of a neighboring parish, but never goes to church; he idolizes his children, but his vigorous individuality makes him unwilling to live with them. He is friendly with all, but subject to none; he is freer than the king; he has that sense of humor characteristic of the free spirit to whom the whole world belongs. From the artistic point of view, 'Colas Breugnon' may perhaps be regarded as Rolland's most successful work. This is because it is woven in one piece, because it flows with a continuous rhythm, because its progress is never arrested by the discussion of thorny problems. It is written throughout in the same key. The first sentence gives the note like a tuning fork, and thence the entire book takes its pitch. Throughout, the same lively melody is sustained. The writer employs a peculiarly happy form. His style is poetic without being actually versified; it has a melodious measure without being strictly metrical. This work is unlike any of Rolland's other writings. It is not an historic study, a critical appreciation, a philosophic essay, nor yet even, in the strictest sense of the word, a novel. It is rather a volume of reminiscences as told by a man of fifty; and the very aimlessness with which this man talks is in itself a pleasure; for Breugnon is himself the one subject of the book, holding our attention by the display of a wayward, sympathetic, and aggressive personality." (Stefan Zweig)

Collector’s Item

We?ve often wondered what would happen if Robert Young should cease to be a lyrically intense writer for a story or two, forsaking the bright, poetic worlds of miss katy three and the first sweet sleep of night to become dispassionately analytical on a cosmic scale. Now we know! He?d chill us to the bone by setting two squixes to brooding over a never-to-be born Earth, exactly as he has done here. And thrill us, too?with the liveliest kind of entertainment.

Colonel Thomas Blood Crown-Stealer 1618-1680

Reproduction of the original: Colonel Thomas Blood Crown-Stealer 1618-1680 by Wilbur Cortez Abbott

Companionable Books

1922. From the Preface: Many books are dry and dusty, there is no juice in them; and many are soon exhausted, you would no more go back to them than to a squeezed orange; but some have in them an unfailing sap, both from the tree of knowledge and from the tree of life. By companionable books I mean those that are worth taking with you on a journey, where the weight of luggage counts, or keeping beside your bed, near the night-l& books that will bear reading often, and the more slowly you read them the better you enjoy them; books that not only tell you how things look and how people behave, but also interpret nature and life to you, in language of beauty and power touched with the personality of the author, so that they have a real voice audible to your spirit in the silence. Here I have written about a few of these books which have borne me good company, in one way or another, and about their authors, who have put the best of themselves into their work. Such criticism as the volume contains is therefore mainly in the form of appreciation with reasons for it. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

Complete Novels of Rudyard Kipling: The Light That Failed + Kim + Stalky & Co. + Captain Courageous – a Story of the Grand Banks + the Naulahka – a Story of West and East (Illustrated): The Light That Failed + Kim + Stalky & Co. + Captain Courageous – a Story of the Grand Banks + the N

This carefully crafted ebook: "Complete Novels of Rudyard Kipling" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. "Stalky & Co." is a novel about adolescent boys at a British boarding school. Reflecting its origins, the novel is episodic in nature, with self-contained chapters. It is set at an unnamed school referred to as the College or the Coll., which is based on the United Services College in Devon, which Kipling attended. The character Beetle, one of the main trio, is partly based on Kipling himself, while the charismatic character Stalky is based on Lionel Dunsterville, M'Turk is based on George Charles Beresford and Mr King is based on William Carr Crofts. "Kim" is and adventure novel about the orphaned son of an Irish soldier and a poor Irish mother who have both died in poverty. Living a vagabond existence in India under British rule in the late 19th century, Kim earns his living by begging and running small errands on the streets of Lahore. "Captains Courageous" follows the adventures of fifteen-year-old Harvey Cheyne Jr., the spoiled son of a railroad tycoon, after he is saved from drowning by a Portuguese fisherman in the north Atlantic. "The Light That Failed" is a psychological novel. Most of the novel is set in London, but many important events throughout the story occur in Sudan or India. The Light that Failed follows the life of Dick Heldar, a painter who goes blind. "Naulahka: A Story of East and West", is an adventure novels, the story of a priceless Indian jewel. Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He wrote tales and poems of British soldiers in India and stories for children.

Cow-Country

Reproduction of the original: Cow-Country by B.M. Bower

Curiosities of Science, Past and Present, a Book for Old and Young

Reproduction of the original: Curiosities of Science, Past and Present, A Book for Old and Young by John Timbs

Cynthia’s Chauffeur

Louis Tracy (1863 - 1928) was a British journalist, and prolific writer of fiction.

Daisy

Susan Bogert Warner (1819-85) was an American evangelical writer of religious fiction, children's fiction, and theological works who used the pen-name Elizabeth Wetherell. She is best remembered for her novel The Wide, Wide World (1850), often acclaimed as America's first bestseller, and together with her younger sister Anna, who sometimes used the pseudonym Amy Lothrop, wrote a series of semi-religious novels which had extraordinary sales. Both sisters became devout Christians in the late 1830s and after their conversion became confirmed members of the Mercer Street Presbyterian Church, although in later life Susan was drawn into Methodist circles. In addition to their fiction writing, the sisters wrote children's Christian songs and held Bible studies for the West Point cadets. Set just before the outbreak of the Civil War, Daisy is the first part of a trilogy which also includes Melbourne House and Daisy in the Field.

David Crockett: His Life and Adventures

Reproduction of the original: David Crockett: His Life and Adventures by John S.C. Abbott

David; A Tragedy

Reproduction of the original: David; A Tragedy by Cale Young Rice

Days in the Open

Reproduction of the original: Days in the Open by Lathan A. Crandall

Days With Sir Roger De Coverley

Reproduction of the original: Days with Sir Roger De Coverley by Joseph Addison, Richard Steele