A TALE OF TWO CITIES (1859) is a novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralized by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the early years of the revolution, and many unflattering social parallels with life in London during the same period. It follows the lives of several characters through these events. A Tale of Two Cities was published in weekly installments from April 1859 to November 1859 in Dickens's new literary periodical titled All the Year Round. All but three of Dickens's previous novels had appeared only as monthly installments. With sales of about 2...
Genre: Fiction, Fiction Classics, Historical Fiction, History, Reference, Nonfiction, Romance, Historical Romance
Size: 272 pages
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This prequel to the conspiracy thriller Isle of the Dead introduces us to the dark side of Venice - a city with secrets to rival its splendour.
Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, History, Reference, Nonfiction
Size: 21 pages
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BUS STOP READS ARE SHORT QUICK READS
17 DEADLY WOMEN THROUGH THE AGES
TRUE CRIME: WOMEN SERIAL KILLERS
Our society can barely account for evil in males, let alone imagine it in females. The female nests, creates, and nurtures doesn’t she or is it that we just want to believe in the intrinsic non-threatening nature of women?
Yet, history is full of instrumentally violent women: women who have fought wars and battles throughout the world, with no less ferociousness than men, women such as Dynamis of Bosphorous, who starved her husband to death and took control of his kingdom, or Artemisia, the queen of Halicarnassus in the 5th century, who conducted a brilliant but brutal military campaign against the Greeks. Mary Tudor, Queen Mary 1 of England, in 15...
Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, History, Reference, Nonfiction, True Crime
Size: 69 pages
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Haitian RevolutionRead On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.The Haitian Revolution began in 1791 in the French colony of Saint Domingue, when a group of slaves rebelled in order to secure their freedom and the end of slavery. In the midst of the French Revolution, slaves took advantage of volatile political, racial, and social circumstances. Inside you will read about...✓ The French Colony of Saint Domingue✓ Race and Class in Saint Domingue: The Coming of Revolution✓ The French Revolution in Saint Domingue✓ The Haitian Revolution Breaks Out✓ The Haitian Revolution and the World✓ Napoleon✓ The Continuing Struggle for FreedomAnd much more!With legendary leaders like Toussaint Louverture, they eventually defeated Napoleon’s France to form the indep...
Genre: History, Reference, Nonfiction
Size: 52 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 29 May 2017 onward