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A true life tragic romance embedded within an accurate depiction of the Elizabethan court of the 1500s.
Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester courts the favour of Queen Elizabeth I.
To fulfill his ambitions he must keep secret his love for Amy Robsart, the daughter of Sir Hugh Robsart.
These conflicting forces cannot be kept in balance forever...
Lady Audley has a secret - necessity turns Robert Audley, her aristocrat step-nephew, into a detective bent on uncovering it. Lady Audley's Secret is a compelling example of the Victorian sensation novel, the genre that focused on shocking subject matter jarringly presented in familiar or domestic settings. Originally published in 1862 it has remained in print ever since and retains its power to challenge and entertain.
A fictionalized diary of a missionary kindergarten teacher in Hiroshima, Japan. The story takes place against the backdrop of the Russo-Japanese war. For many Americans the book was a first introduction to Japanese culture.
The story opens with Valeria Brinton marrying Eustace Woodville over the objections of Woodville's family. Soon after the wedding Valeria becomes uneasy and starts to suspect her husband is hiding something from his past. Her suspicions are confirmed when she finds he has been using a false name. Collins used his experience studying law to help create one of the earliest female sleuths.
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