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Fall River Tragedy: A History of the Borden Murders, The

The full title of this near-contemporaneous account of the infamous Borden ax murders, written by journalist Edwin H. Porter, is?The Fall River tragedy : a history of the Borden murders : A plain statement of the material facts pertaining to the most famous crime of the century, including the story of the arrest and preliminary trial of Miss Lizzie A. Borden and a full report of the Superior Court trial, with a hitherto unpublished account of the renowned Trickey-McHenry affair: Compiled from official sources and profusely illustrated with original engravings.

House of the White Shadows, The

Benjamin Farjeon's engrossing novel The House of the White Shadows centers around a sensational murder trial that has captured the imagination of all of Geneva. One of the attorneys involved in the case finds himself embroiled in a tumultuous situation of his own.

Madame X: A Story of Mother-Love

A tragic story of infidelity, murder, and a mother?s love in turn-of-the-century France. When Jacqueline Floriot?s husband, Louis, finds her in the arms of another man, she and her lover flee the house. Two years later, Jacqueline returns, hoping to reunite with her young son, Raymond. But Louis, overcome with jealous rage, sends her out into the cold of winter without so much as a glimpse of her child. His merciless act sets off a tragic chain of events as Jacqueline sinks into a life of depravity, drugs, and prostitution. ? Twenty years later, Raymond is a lawyer, working alongside his father. When he finds himself representing a woman accused of murder, a woman known only as Madame X, he has no way of knowing that he defends his own mother?or that she may have committed her alleged crime out of love for her son. ? Based on Alexandre Bisson?s 1908 play of the same name, J.?W. McConaughy?s novel brilliantly depicts a harrowing tale. ?This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Mary Barton (Esprios Classics)

Mary Barton is the first novel by English author Elizabeth Gaskell, published in 1848. The story is set in the English city of Manchester between 1839 and 1842, and deals with the difficulties faced by the Victorian working class. The novel begins in Manchester, where we are introduced to the Bartons and the Wilsons, two working-class families. John Barton is a questioner of the distribution of wealth and the relations between rich and poor.

Resurrection

Leo Tolstoy's last completed novel, Resurrection is an intimate, psychological tale of guilt, anger and forgiveness, translated from the Russian with an introduction and notes by Anthony Briggs in Penguin Classics. Serving on the jury at a murder trial, Prince Dmitri Nekhlyudov is devastated when he sees the prisoner - Katyusha, a young maid he seduced and abandoned years before. As Dmitri faces the consequences of his actions, he decides to give up his life of wealth and luxury to devote himself to rescuing Katyusha, even if it means following her into exile in Siberia. But can a man truly find redemption by saving another person? Tolstoy's most controversial novel, Resurrection (1899) is a scathing indictment of injustice, corruption and hypocrisy at all levels of society. Creating a vast panorama of Russian life, from peasants to aristocrats, bureaucrats to convicts, it reveals Tolstoy's magnificent storytelling powers. Anthony Briggs' superb new translation preserves Tolstoy's gripping realism and satirical humour. In his introduction, Briggs discusses the true story behind Resurrection, Tolstoy's political and religious reasons for writing the novel, his gift for characterization and the compelling psychological portrait of Dmitri. This edition also includes a chronology, notes and a summary of chapters. Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) spent his youth in wasteful idleness until 1851, when he travelled to the Caucasus and joined the army with his older brother, fighting in the Crimean war. After marrying in 1862, Tolstoy settled down, managing his estates and writing two of his best-known novels, War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina (1878). A Confession (1879-82) marked a spiritual crisis in his life, and in 1901 he was excommunicated by the Russian Holy Synod. He died in 1910, in the course of a dramatic flight from home, at the small railway station of Astapovo. If you enjoyed Resurrection, you might like Ivan Goncharov's Oblomov, also available in Penguin Classics.

The Most Extraordinary Trial of William Palmer, for the Rugeley Poisonings, Which Lasted Twelve Days

"The Most Extraordinary Trial of William Palmer, for the Rugeley Poisonings, which lasted Twelve Days" by Anonymous. 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.

The Mysterious Murder of Pearl Bryan; Or, the Headless Horror

Pearl Bryan was a woman who was murdered in Fort Thomas, Kentucky in 1896. Due to the murder's gruesome nature, it achieved significant notoriety nationwide. More recently, there have been claims that her ghost haunts the Bobby Mackey's Music World located in Wilder, Kentucky. Pearl was the daughter of a wealthy farmer in Greencastle, Indiana. Her body was found, headless, just behind what is now the YMCA in Fort Thomas, Kentucky. It is falsely suggested that the neck was cut "clean" with dental tools. Her boyfriend, Scott Jackson, was a dental student and was known to carry a large surgical knife that disappeared after the murder. Pearl was five months pregnant. Cocaine, used at the time as a stimulant and analgesic, and widely available commercially, was found in her system (stomach).

The Queen Against Owen

"The Queen Against Owen" by Allen Upward. 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.

The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson

The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson is a novel by Mark Twain. The setting is the fictional Missouri frontier town of