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Who is going to marry Eugenie Grandet? Enter one cousin Charles, recently orphaned and penniless. Set in provincial France in the aftermath of the French Revolution, Eugenie Grandet is a tale of a father's financial cunning and miserliness pitched against a daughter's determination to rebel.
"A delightful love story of English Life -- a love story conducted along lines that are refreshingly novel. The story is told with a charm of style that will captivate the reader." -- Publishers Weekly 1909
Uncle Tom's Cabin was the best selling novel of the nineteenth century. The book is named for the central character and depicts the harsh reality of slavery. The book had such a significant impact that on meeting Stowe, Abraham Lincoln said; "So this is the little lady who made this big war". A product of it's time, the book is interesting also for it's illustration of stereotypes that even abolitionists could not recognise.
The personal account of a field ambulance commander.
Itís full of humour and sympathy for both sides.
The Australian love of swimming and the beach makes an appearance, even though the beach was in the line of fire of Turkish positions.
A utopian novel. Julian West falls into an hypnotic trance near the end of the 19th Century and awakens more than 100 years later
(right around now) to find America transformed into a socialist utopia. Bellamy uses the conceit to explore his ideas of how to improve society.
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