Fans of traditional British Mysteries are in for a treat with three novels from Wilkie Collins, A. A. Milne and Ford Madox Ford! Included in Volume 1 of British Mystery Multipacks: THE GOOD SOLDIER by Ford Madox Ford Ford Madox Ford paved the way for over a century of thriller writers and film-makers who would go on to use the idea of the unreliable narrator to create mystery and suspense. Events chronicle the tragedy of Edward Ashburnham, the soldier to whom the title refers, and his own seemingly perfect marriage and that of two American friends. The novel opens with the famous line, “This is the saddest story I have ever heard.” The narrator explains that for nine years he, his wife Florence and their friends Ashburnham and his wife Leonora had an ostensibly normal friendship while Edward and Florence sought treatment for their heart ailments at a spa in Nauheim, Germany. As it turns out, nothing in the relationships or in the characters is as it first seems. Florence’s heart ailment is a fiction she perpetrated on John to force them to stay in Europe so that she could continue her affair with an American thug named Jimmy. Edward and Leonora have a loveless, imbalanced marriage broken by his constant infidelities (both of body and heart) and Leonora’s attempts to control Edward’s affairs (both financial and romantic). Dowell is a fool and is coming to realize how much of a fool he is, as Florence and Edward had an affair under his nose for nine years without John knowing until Florence was dead. The Good Soldier is a masterpiece of early twentieth-century fiction. ''One of the finest novels of our century.'' --Graham Greene HAUNTED HOTEL by Wilkie Collins The ghost of Lord Montberry haunts the Palace Hotel in Venice --- or does it? Montberry's beautiful-yet-terrifying wife, the Countess Narona, and her erstwhile brother are the center of the terror that fills the Palace Hotel. Are their malefactions at the root of the haunting -- or is there something darker, something much more unknowable at work? Wilkie Collins's little known horror-ghost story of 1878 recalls his two prior triumphs The Woman in White and The Moonstone with its use of detective procedures and mystery-genre plot twists that made those two earlier novels so popular with Victorian readers. THE RED HOUSE MYSTERY by A. A. Milne 'The Red House Mystery' is a "locked room" whodunnit by A. A. Milne, published in 1922. It was Milne's only mystery novel. Mark Ablett has disappeared, so Tony Gillingham, a stranger who has just arrived to call on his friend Bill, decides to investigate. Gillingham plays Sherlock Holmes to his younger counterpart's Doctor Watson; they progress almost playfully through the novel while the clues mount up and the theories abound. In his introduction to the 1926 UK edition, A. A. Milne said he had "a passion" for detective stories, having "all sorts of curious preferences" about them: though in real life the best detectives and criminals are professionals, Milne demanded that the detective be an unscientific amateur, accompanied by a likeable Watson, rubbing shoulders with an amateur villain against whom dossiers and fingerprints are of no avail. This was Milne's first and final venture into the detective and mystery genre, despite its immediate success and an offer of two thousand pounds for his next mystery novel. Milne lets his readers inside the head of his amateur detective, disregarding the clichéd romance or violence of other detective novels, as the mystery becomes a puzzling sort of parlor game for the novel's characters and readers alike. Alexander Woollcott called ‘The Red House Mystery’ "one of the three best mystery stories of all time." *Includes image gallery *Author bios *Special low introductory price
Long before Sherlock Holmes, six sleuths on either side of the Atlantic thrilled readers of early crime fiction - Inspector Bucket, C. Augustine Dupin, Amelia Butterworth, Sergeant Cuff, Loveday Brooke and Lady Molly of Scotland Yard. Here they all are, together in one impressive collection of 24 novellas, two novels and 190 original illustrations. Six crime fighters who paved the way for Holmes, Watson et al. An extraordinary anthology from six Masters of Mystery including Edgar Allan Poe and Wilkie Collins. Included in this awesome 4,000 page plus collection: *Inspector Bucket in ‘Bleak House’ by Charles Dickens. *C. Augustine Dupin is the star of the ‘C. Augustine Dupin Collection – The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Murder of Roger Marie and The Purloined Letter’ by Edgar Allan Poe. *Sergeant Cuff appears in ‘The Moonstone – Special Edition’ by Wilkie Collins. *Lady Molly of Scotland Yard. All 12 Titles featuring Baroness Orczy’s intrepid sleuth of Inverness, Scotland are included here: The Ninescore Mystery, The Frewin Miniatures, The Irish Tweed Coat, The Fordwych Castle Mystery, A Day’s Folly, A Castle In Brittany, A Christmas Tragedy, The Bag of Sand, The Man in the Inverness Cape, The Woman in the Big Hat, Sir Jeremiah’s Will and The End. *Loveday Brooke - The popular female detective created by C. L. Pirkis appeared in six stories in Ludgate Magazine in the 1890s. All six mysteries are included here: THE BLACK BAG LEFT ON A DOOR-STEP, THE REDHILL SISTERHOOD, A PRINCESS"S VENGEANCE, DRAWN DAGGERS, THE GHOST OF FOUNTAIN LANE and MISSING! *Amelia Butterworth solves crimes in a trilogy by Anna Katharine Greene - ‘That Affair Next Door,’ ‘Lost Man’s Lane’ and ‘The Circular Study.’
“Fifteen men on the Dead Man"s Chest! Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum! Drink and the devil had done for the rest. Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!” ― Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island. ‘Billy’ Bones, Robinson Crusoe, Friday, Lemuel Gulliver, Long John Silver, Captain Flint and the Swiss Family Robinson are just some of the famous fictional castaways featured in Shipwrecked Six Pack, a salty, sea-story lover’s smorgasbord of desert island classics. Included in this collection: The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe Gulliver’s Travels Part I – A Voyage to Lilliput by Jonathan Swift The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss The Coral Island: A Tale of the Pacific Ocean by R. M. Ballantyne Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson The Blue Lagoon by Henry De Vere Stacpoole Includes image gallery. ABOUT THE AUTHORS Robert Michael Ballantyne (24 April 1825 – 8 February 1894) was a Scottish author of juvenile fiction who wrote more than 100 books. His 1858 novel The Coral Island: A Tale of the Pacific Ocean (1858) is one of the first works of fiction to feature exclusively juvenile heroes. The tale of three boys marooned on a South Pacific island, the only survivors of a shipwreck, was the inspiration for William Golding"s dystopian novel Lord of the Flies (1954). Daniel Defoe (c.1660 – 24 April 1731), born Daniel Foe, was an English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer, and spy, most famous for his novel Robinson Crusoe, published in 1719. Henry De Vere Stacpoole (9 April 1863 – 12 April 1951) was an Irish author. His best known work is the 1908 romance novel The Blue Lagoon, which has been adapted into movies on five occasions. Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Jonathan Swift (30 November 1667 – 19 October 1745) was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Tories), poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick"s Cathedral, Dublin. Johann David Wyss (May 28, 1743 - January 11, 1818) was a Swiss author, best remembered for The Swiss Family Robinson (Der schweizerische Robinson). Translator William Henry Giles Kingston (28 February 1814 – 5 August 1880), often credited as W. H. G. Kingston, was an English writer of boys" adventure novels.
Every version of Cinderella in one beautifully formatted e-book with stunning original art. The Cat Cinderella The Little Glass Slipper Aschenputtel The Baba Yaga The Little Glass Slipper Katie Woodencloak Tattercoats Ashey Pelt The Sharp Grey Sheep Rashin-Coatie Cap O’Rushes The Hearth Cat The Princess and The Golden Shoes The Twelve Months Yeh-Shen Kongji and Patzzi Bawang Putih And Bawang Merah The Story of Tấm and Cám Fair, Brown, and Trembling And more ... *Illustrated with original art from renowned artists Harry Clarke, Elenore Abbott, Gustave Doré and others. *Includes the famous essay on Cinderella by W.R.S. Ralston. *Links to free, full-length audio recordings of different versions of Cinderella. *Cinderella at the Movies - Comprehensive list of movie adaptations from 1911-PRESENT.
Viking longships and magic amulets. Shape-shifting elves, warrior princes and fire-breathing dragons. Welcome to the epic poetry of the North Atlantic. Welcome to THE SAGAS! Saga Six Pack brings together six classic sagas: Beowulf The Prose Edda The Story Of Gunnlaug The Worm-Tongue and Raven The Skald Eric The Red The Sea Fight Sigurd The Volsung Each text has been newly revised and optimized for digital reading. In addition to these six master works, there is also a Saga image gallery, an essay (‘What The Sagas Were’ by Jennie Hall) and a link to a free audio recording of Beowulf.
Saga Six Pack 4 presents a sizzling sextet of Scandinavian super-sagas: In the Days of Giants - A Book of Norse Tales by Abbie Farwell Brown Saga of Halfdan the Black by Snorri Sturluson True and Untrue by George Webbe Dasent Saga of Sigurd the Crusader and his Brothers Eystein and Olaf by Snorri Sturluson King Alfred"s Viking - A Story of the First English Fleet by Charles W. Whistler Little Annie the Goose-girl by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen Included is a curated image gallery featuring original illustrations by Louis Huard and Elmer Boyd Smith.
Nice one, mate! It"s British Mystery Multipack 13, a murder, mystery and suspense lover"s treat. Six of the finest mystery short stories of all time penned by undisputed masters of the suspense genre. Included in this anthology: The Aspern Papers by Henry James. The Case of Lady Sannox by Arthur Conan Doyle. An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce. The Necklace by Guy De Maupassant. The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe. The Body Snatcher by Robert Louis Stevenson. First published in 1884. Includes Ambrose Bierce image gallery.
Magic swords and mighty longships. Treacherous maidens and invisible elves. A powerful gold ring. Saga Six Pack 2 presents another awesome collection of classic adventures from the North Atlantic: The Poetic Edda The Nibelungenlied Saga of Thorstein Fridthjof the Bold King Harald"s Saga Ingolf"s Saga Each text has been newly revised and optimized for digital reading. In addition to these six classic works, there is also: two Saga Image galleries, a link to a free unabridged audio recording of The Nibelungenlied and a Saga Glossary.
“Braver are many in word than in deed…” Saga Six Pack 6 is a Norse Myth megamix of original sagas, literary retellings and academic perspectives: A Thane of Wessex by Charles W. Whistler. Harald Harfager"s Saga by Snorri Sturluson. Eric Brighteyes by Henry Rider Haggard. The Valkyrs by Hélène Adeline Guerber. Saga of Hakon Herdebreid ("Hakon the Broad-Shouldered") by Snorri Sturluson. The Elves by Hélène Adeline Guerber. Includes image gallery featuring original illustrations for the Laxdaela saga and the essay "Canute the Great" by Laurence Marcellus Larson.
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