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A Bachelor Husband

"A Bachelor Husband" by Ruby M. Ayres. 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.

A Cousin’s Conspiracy; Or, a Boy’s Struggle for an Inheritance

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A Man’s Man

As the title of this exciting action-adventure tale suggests, hero Hughie Marrable is indeed a man's man. Whether he's rescuing damsels in distress, displaying canny leadership on his university row team, or traveling the world to heal a broken heart, Marrable tries to do the right thing wherever he goes -- and he never shies away from a fight.

Adrift in the City; Or, Oliver Conrad’s Plucky Fight.

Horatio Alger Jr. January 13, 1832 - July 18, 1899) was an American writer, best known for his many young adult novels about impoverished boys and their rise from humble backgrounds to lives of middle-class security and comfort through hard work, determination, courage, and honesty. His writings were characterized by the "rags-to-riches" narrative, which had a formative effect on the United States during the Gilded Age.All of Alger's juvenile novels share essentially the same theme, known as the "Horatio Alger myth" a teenage boy works hard to escape poverty. Often it is not hard work that rescues the boy from his fate but rather some extraordinary act of bravery or honesty. The boy might return a large sum of lost money or rescue someone from an overturned carriage. This brings the boy-and his plight-to the attention of a wealthy individual.Alger secured his literary niche in 1868 with the publication of his fourth book, Ragged Dick, the story of a poor bootblack's rise to middle-class respectability. This novel was a huge success. His many books that followed were essentially variations on Ragged Dick and featured casts of stock characters: the valiant hard-working, honest youth, the noble mysterious stranger, the snobbish youth, and the evil, greedy squire.

Armadale (Mystery Classic)

Armadale is a mystery novel. The novel has a convoluted plot about two distant cousins both named Allan Armadale. The father of one had murdered the father of the other (the two fathers are also named Allan Armadale). The story starts with a deathbed confession by the murderer in the form of a letter to be given to his baby son when he grows up. Wilkie Collins (1824 - 1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and author of short stories. His best-known works are The Woman in White, No Name, Armadale, and The Moonstone.

Aunt Jimmy’s Will

Aunt Jimmy's WillJoshua?s honest face flushed with pleasure at the implied trust, yet he could hardly keep the smile from his lips and a mysterious twinkle from his eyes as he shook the doctor?s hand heartily and answered: ?We?re much obleeged, and we?ll never forget that you and Mis?is Jedd held us well enough in esteem to make the offer, but I reckon the only way we could come to own the fruit farm would be by buying it out fair and square. I don?t say but I?d be downhearted to see it go by me, especially to ?Biram Slocum, for they?ve been days, doc, when I?ve even kind o? pictured out the two farms, ourn and it, joined fast by your sellin?[216]?me that wood bluff that runs in between from the highway. But you know the sayin?, doc, ?Man proposes, woman disposes,? and all that.??This time the doctor caught the wink that Joshua?s near eye gave in spite of itself, but thought that it referred to Aunt Jimmy?s peculiarities.??Well,? said the doctor, deliberately, a genial smile spreading over his features, ?one thing I?ll do to help out your picturing, as you call it. If luck should turn so that you buy the fruit farm, I?ll sell you the wood knoll for what I gave for it, and that?s the first time I ever considered parting with it, though I?ve had no end of good offers.???Here?s the boys jest come home in time to witness that there remark o? yourn. Ain?t yer gettin? kind er rash ?n? hasty, doc????No, Joshua, the more witnesses, the better,? and the two men went out the door, toward the fence where the doctor?s chaise was tied, laughing heartily.? As to the boys, they were completely bewildered, for not a word did they know, or would until after the auction, and they had not the remotest idea that their father even dreamed of bidding on the fruit farm.

Bernard Brooks’ Adventures: The Experiences of a Plucky Boy

1903. Alger is the original rags-to-riches guy, often credited with inventing the strive-and-succeed spirit that inspired boys to work hard and advance themselves in order to achieve the American Dream. This theme resonates throughout his numerous writings. In this book Alger tells the tale of Bernard Brooks, a fifteen year old orphan, who is sent to Ezekiel Snowdon's rural boarding school by his New York guardian, Cornelius McCracken, who has secretly appropriated money from the young man. To escape being beaten Bernard runs away from the school. After leaving the school he meets many characters along his travels who he helps with their troubles. Bernard attempts a reconciliation with his guardian, but is rebuffed. Now he must overcome the obstacles thrown in his path by his guardian and others to reclaim what is rightly his. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

Bleak House

The one great principle of the English law is, to make business for itself. Jarndyce and Jardyce is an infamous lawsuit that has been in process for generations. Nobody can remember exactly how the case started but many different individuals have found their fortunes caught up in it. Esther Summerson watches as her friends and neighbors are consumed by their hopes and disappointments with the proceedings. But while the intricate puzzles of the lawsuit are being debated by lawyers, other more dramatic mysteries are unfolding that involve heartbreak, lost children, blackmail, and murder. This highly critical look at the flaws of the British judiciary system contains the illustrations by Phiz that are found in the original editions.

Brewster’s Millions

The Fun Novel that Inspired 10 Film Adaptations When the young Montgomery Brewster inherits one million dollars from his grandfather, his luck is only about to get better. His rich and eccentric uncle dies just a short time later and Brewster finds some very interesting conditions in his uncle's will. He stands to inherit seven million dollars as long as he spends every dime of his grandfather's money in the course of a year. Originally written in 1902, Brewster's Millions is a charming story of wealth and responsibility. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you?ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can?t wait to hear what you have to say about it.Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes