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Calvary Alley

Calvary Alley

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(1917) This story is affectionately dedicated to the small band of Kentucky writers with whom it has been my happy fortune to make the literary pilgrimage.

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The Circus Boys on the Plains

The Circus Boys on the Plains

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Or; The Young Advance Agents Ahead of the Show

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Short Stories: 1907 - 1908

Short Stories: 1907 - 1908

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Subscribe for ad free access & additional features for teachers. Authors: 267, Books: 3,607, Poems & Short Stories: 4,435, Forum Members: 71,154, Forum Posts: 1,238,602, Quizzes: 344 Short Stories: 1907 - 1908 Search Advanced Search Introduction

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The Fortune Hunter

The Fortune Hunter

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(1906)

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In the Mayor's Parlour

In the Mayor's Parlour

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(1922)

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Northern Travel

Northern Travel

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Summer and Winter Pictures of Sweden, Denmark and Lapland. (1857) This book requires no further words of introduction than those with which I have prefaced former volumes--that my object in travel is neither scientific, statistical, nor politico-economical; but simply artistic, pictorial,--if possible, panoramic. I have attempted to draw, with a hand which, I hope, has acquired a little steadiness from long practice, the people and the scenery of Northern Europe, to colour my sketches with the tints of the originals, and to invest each one with its native and characteristic atmosphere. In order to do this, I have adopted, as in other countries, a simple rule: to live, as near as possible, the life of the people among whom I travel. The history of Sweden and Norway, their forms of Government, commerce, productive industry, political condition, geology, botany, and agriculture, can be found in other works, and I have only touched upon such subjects where it was necessary to give completeness to my pictures. I have endeavoured to give photographs, instead of diagrams, or tables of figures; and desire only that the untravelled reader, who is interested in the countries I visit, may find that he is able to see them by the aid of my eyes. Bayard Taylor., London: November, 1857.

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Autobiography of Anthony Trollope

Autobiography of Anthony Trollope

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(1883)

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Gallegher and Other Stories

Gallegher and Other Stories

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(1891) Dedicated To My Mother

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The Mystery of a Hansom Cab

The Mystery of a Hansom Cab

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(1886) Set in Melbourne, Australia, the story focuses on the investigation of a homicide involving a body discovered in a hansom cab, as well as an exploration into the social class divide in the city. The book was successful in Australia, selling 100,000 copies in the first two print runs. It was then published in Britain and the United States and went on to sell over 500,000 copies worldwide, outselling the first of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes novels A Study in Scarlet (1887). The following report appeared in the Argus newspaper of Saturday, the 28th July, 18-- "Truth is said to be stranger than fiction, and certainly the extraordinary murder which took place in Melbourne on Thursday night, or rather Friday morning, goes a long way towards verifying this saying. A crime has been committed by an unknown assassin, within a short distance of the principal streets of this great city, and is surrounded by an inpenetrable mystery. Indeed, from the nature of the crime itself, the place where it was committed, and the fact that the assassin has escaped without leaving a trace behind him, it would seem as though the case itself had been taken bodily from one of Gaboreau's novels, and that his famous detective Lecoq alone would be able to unravel it. The facts of the case are simply these:--"--Chapter 1

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The Mandarin's Fan

The Mandarin's Fan

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(1905)

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