Historical Literary Fiction

Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray (German Edition) by Oscar Wilde

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By Oscar Wilde

Das Bildnis des Dorian grey von Oscar Wilde. Dieses Meisterwerk des bekannten Dandys zeigt den Unterschied zwischen innerer und äußerer Schönheit. Dieses wunderschöne Werk ist das Glanzstück in der Karriere dieses leider viel zu früh gestorbenen Künstlers.
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Ghost and the Machine, The by Benny Lawrence

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By Benny Lawrence

It’s 1838, Europe is captivated with mechanical gadgets, and a chess-playing laptop referred to as the Rajah is the peak of leisure. package has toured with the Rajah because the age of ten and understands the key at the back of the computer all too good . . . simply as she is familiar with that individuals might otherwise be fooled than have their illusions stripped away.

An eccentric Countess summons the Rajah to her manor condo in Vienna for a personal engagement. There, package meets the inquisitive Eleanor, who assessments Kit’s skill to inform the adaptation among fact and phantasm . . . Or is all of it simply one other online game of chess?

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Trinacria: A Tale of Bourbon Sicily (Essential Prose Series) by Anthony Di Renzo

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By Anthony Di Renzo

Drawing on historical past and kin legend, Anthony Di Renzo provides a story of development and response, irony and paradox, during which the splendors of Caserta needs to yield to the wonders of the Crystal Palace. either intimate and sweeping, Trinàcria questions the cost of satisfaction and the price of prosperity and contrasts illusions of grandeur and goals of happiness with the pitiless fact that kills all desire and hope. As readers will examine, this is often the deadly spell of Sicily--an island of loss and change--where loss of life on my own is eternal.

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San Fran '60s: Stories of the Hippies, the Summer of Love, by M. W. Jacobs

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By M. W. Jacobs

For the 50th anniversary of the summer time of affection, "San Fran '60s" and its sequel "More San Fran '60s" are actually mixed in a single quantity,
"San Fran ‘60s: tales of the Hippies, the summer time of affection, & San Francisco, Volumes 1 & 2." Plus a brand new tale has been extra that has now not formerly seemed at any place, the longest within the assortment, “The Land,” concerning the back-to-the-land stream of the ‘70s. after all, there were memoirs and histories, yet this number of autobiographical brief tales is the single time the units of literary fiction were utilized by a player to place you there, dwelling it.

The subject matters of a lot of those brief tales are these of rock ‘n roll, and the constitution of the gathering is modular; that's, all the tales are interconnected, but every one is self-contained, to allow them to be learn in any order. hence, even the constitution of the gathering expresses that period. additionally, instead of have a facet of a bigger over-arching tale in every one brief tale, each one is invested up to attainable with the full of that San Fran ‘60s adventure, so the total is in each one half.

The tales variety in tone from comedian to harrowing to lyrical. total, "San Fran '60s" is darker, edgier, and extra intimate than something at the topic ahead of. as well as the considered necessary intercourse, medications, and rock 'n roll, there's homicide, insanity, and God. one of many murders formally ended the summer time of affection. Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, and William Burroughs make an appearances. LSD and unfastened love, Haight-Ashbury and the Hell's Angels, the Hip and the instantly, it is all in those stories.

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Swimmers in the Sea by Denzil Strickland

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By Denzil Strickland

"That used to be his. This, too."

So started the assumption for Denzil Strickland's debut novel approximately Cliff, a tender guy who travels to pre-Katrina New Orleans to obtain an not going inheritance from his estranged and loss of life father, a one-armed portrait artist convicted of manslaughter for the twist of fate that killed Cliff's older siblings and a newly married couple leaving their marriage ceremony.

This is a narrative concerning the different kinfolk, and the son who inherits the sins of his father. Set within the underbelly of latest Orleans' 9th Ward, Swimmers within the Sea tells the tale of ways the tale of your existence can switch. similar to that.

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The Rood and the Torc: The Song of Kristinge, Son of Finn by Matthew Dickerson

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By Matthew Dickerson

When Kristinge, a tender monk at a monastery in southeastern France, discovers he's the son of a recognized Frisian hero and king who died in conflict six years prior, he leaves the monastic existence and units out looking for his identification. touring together with his outdated mentor Willimond, a monk initially of Lindisfarne, Kristinge’s trip brings him first throughout France to Denmark to go looking of his mom, and at last again to his local soil of Friesland. alongside the way in which he meets the younger, decadent, and half-crazy Frankish king Clovis who is living in Paris, and the holy Abbess Telchild of the within reach monastery of Jouarre—two of numerous historic figures woven throughout the novel. even though, what starts off as a quest to discover his history and locate even if his mom nonetheless lives turns into a kind of non secular trip of discovery at many different degrees. Kristinge wrestles with the query: who's he, and who may still he turn into? Is he the monk he has spent the prior six years education to be? Or the talented bard that was once informed as a adolescence to compose songs, sing, and play the harp? Or is he the long run king that may unite Friesland and reserve it from the specter of the more and more strong Danes and Vikings at the one aspect and decaying yet nonetheless threatening Frankish empire at the different. Compounding his confusion, Kristinge additionally rediscovers and falls in love with a tender lady whom he had identified decades past as a baby: a girl who will be a long way above his station have been he to stay a monk yet no longer above his station have been he to turn into king.

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At First Light by Vanessa Lafaye

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By Vanessa Lafaye

1993, Key West, Florida. whilst a Ku Klux Klan professional is shot in wide sunlight, all eyes flip to the individual maintaining the gun: a 96-year-old Cuban girl who will say not anything other than to confess her guilt.

1919. Mixed-race Alicia Cortez arrives in Key West exiled in shame from her relations in Havana. whilst, broken warfare hero John Morales returns domestic at the final US troop send from Europe. As love attracts them nearer during this time of racial segregation, everyone is staring at, together with Dwayne Campbell, poised close to manhood and suffering to do what is correct. after which the Ku Klux Klan involves town...

Inspired by means of actual occasions, At First Light weaves jointly a decades-old complaint and the implications of a promise made because the sunlight rose on a gloomy day in American history.

Includes the 1st bankruptcy of Summertime, Vanessa's debut novel.

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Luitenant-kolonel de Maumort (Dutch Edition) by Roger Martin du Gard,Anneke Alderlieste

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By Roger Martin du Gard,Anneke Alderlieste

In 1940, terwijl zijn geliefde kasteel bezet wordt door de nazi’s, begint de zeventigjarige Bertrand de Maumort, aristocraat, soldaat en intellectueel, aan zijn memoires. Hij beschrijft zijn vroege jeugd, zijn erotische ervaringen op een katholieke kostschool, zijn verblijf in Parijs bij oom Éric, een eminent geleerde op wiens zondagse ontvangsten hij beroemdheden als Renan, Taine, Toergenjev, Daudet en Pasteur ontmoette, zijn relatie met de prachtige creool Doudou, zijn mislukte huwelijk met een charmant maar zeer conventioneel burgermeisje, zijn diensttijd in Marokko en zijn deelname aan de Eerste Wereldoorlog. Terwijl Maumort over zijn leven vertelt, verraadt hij onbewust zijn vooroordelen, illusies en morele tekortkomingen.

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Who Are You, Trudy Herman?: A Novel by B.E. Beck

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By B.E. Beck

As a bit woman, Trudy Herman is taught to face up for fact by means of her much-loved grandfather. Then in 1943, Trudy’s adolescence significantly adjustments while her kin is distributed to a German-American Internment Camp in Texas. at the trip to the camp, Trudy meets Ruth, who tells her and her buddy Eddie the legend of the Paladins—knights of Emperor Charlemagne who used magic proficient to them by way of the heavens to face up for advantage and fact. Ruth insists either Trudy and Eddie turns into modern day Paladins—defenders of fact and justice—but Trudy’s stories contained in the camp quickly persuade her that she doesn’t have what it takes to be a knight. After years, her kinfolk is published from the camp and so they circulation to Mississippi. right here, Trudy struggles to house injustice while she comes nose to nose with the ingrained bigotries of the neighborhood white citizens and the abject poverty of the black electorate of Willow Bay. Then their black housekeeper—a girl Trudy has come to care for—finds herself in concern, and Trudy faces a decision: glance the opposite direction, or develop into the individual her grandfather and Ruth believed she may be?

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That Untravelled World by Ian Reid

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By Ian Reid

it truly is 1912, and younger Harry Hopewell arrives in Perth to paintings at the building of a instant station commissioned through the recent Australian Commonwealth govt. he's filled with enthusiasm concerning the fabulous new global of probabilities unfolded by means of radio transmission, and buoyed through his transforming into friendship with Nellie Weston. but if Nellie and her mom and dad vanish with out a hint, his international starts off to darken. Set in iconic locales round early-twentieth century Perth and Western Australia, That Untravelled international is a bittersweet novel a couple of younger man’s look for love and which means in a swiftly altering world.

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