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Gulliver’s travels

by Jonathan Swift

Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships, better known simply as Gulliver’s Travels (1726, amended 1735), is a novel by Anglo-Irish writer and clergyman Jonathan Swift, that is both a satire on human nature and a parody of the “travellers’ tales” literary subgenre. It is Swift’s best known full-length work, and a classic of English literature.

Romance: The Duchess Abandoned: Regency Romance (Sweet Historical Victorian Romance) (Clean Regency Romance Fantasy Short Stories)

by Kim Kraft


Where the Duke now was, no one knew, since the day when he had left on his Grand Tour. He didn’t write letters home, although reports of his life overseas had reached even the tiny Duchess. They were not tales fit for her ears, Kitty thought, remembering how she had fainted at the story of the Grande Isabelle, and how her husband had followed her into Italy. His father, the late Duke, had written a letter to his son demanding that he come home immediately, but like other letters, it had been ignored.

Shtetl – the story of a life no more (as told from the hereafter)

by Othniel J Seiden

If you were a Jew you needed no last name … we were all one big family … and we all had the same tsuris, excuse me, I mean troubles…

Shtetl is an historical Jewish novel. It is only about what life was like in my shtetl, a small Jewish village in Eastern Europe. At one time, there were many shtetls in Eastern Europe, but they and the lives led in them are no more.

And I am the last remembered patriarch of the family in this story.

I began my physical life on earth in the year 1820. The shtetl … the little village, in Poland, where I lived my entire life, came into existence, maybe three centuries earlier. In all that time, little changed for either of us, except maybe the misery got worse. We both, the shtetl, and I, ended our time on earth together.

So you might ask how it is, if I am no more that my story will get told?

Well, when you are here … here in what you call the “hereafter” or “the afterlife”… but God forbid, it shouldn’t happen to you ’till you’re a hundred and twenty … you’ll understand it all…

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Romance: The Duchess Returns: Regency Romance (Sweet Historical Victorian Romance) (Clean Regency Romance Short Stories)

by Kate Coleman


The Duke was throwing things out onto the cobbles below her closet window, and they were not faring so well as the furniture, which had been carefully placed on the grass, where it could not be hurt. The jewellery, some of it the Duke’s family stones, were much more costly, but he had thrown them out as though they had been made of paste.

As they turned the corner to the garden gate, more items were being thrown out onto the stones. The Duchess saw one of her white muslins go flying, being picked up by the gathering wind and held in the air, until it was tossed against a rose bush, the delicate fabric being torn to shreds.

Romance: Elizabeth’s Colours: Regency Romance (Sweet Historical Victorian Romance) (Clean Regency Romance Short Stories)

by Kate Coleman


It was true. She had danced with the Duke’s son and heir. They had done more than dance, of course, although whether her mother knew about the long walks in the garden barely chaperoned, if at all, by her mother’s companion. She might not know about the many times that she had met him while shopping, meeting each other in the street as though by arrangement. Each time he had fondly looked at her, and then moved on without saying a word. She was left with a racing heartbeat and no breath.

The Complete Fairy Books of Andrew Lang (Golden Deer Classics)

by Andrew Lang

Golden Deer Classics publishes the greatest works of history’s greatest authors and collects them to make it easy and affordable for readers to have them all at the push of a button. All of our collections include a linked table of contents.

Andrew Lang was a Scottish writer and poet. Lang is best known, however, for his collections of folk and fairy tales. This collection includes the following:

The Blue Fairy Book
The Red Fairy Book
The Green Fairy Book
The Yellow Fairy Book
The Pink Fairy Book
The Grey Fairy Book
The Violet Fairy Book
The Crimson Fairy Book
The Brown Fairy Book
The Orange Fairy Book
The Olive Fairy Book
The Lilac Fairy Book

The Count of Monte Cristo (Golden Deer Classics) [The Classics Collection #01]

by Alexandre Dumas

The Count of Monte Cristo (French: Le Comte de Monte-Cristo) is an adventure novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. It is often considered, along with The Three Musketeers, as Dumas’ most popular work. It is also among the highest selling books of all time. The writing of the work was completed in 1844. Like many of his novels, it is expanded from the plot outlines suggested by his collaborating ghostwriter Auguste Maquet.

The story takes place in France, Italy, islands in the Mediterranean and the Levant during the historical events of 1815-1838 (from just before the Hundred Days through the reign of Louis-Philippe of France). The historical setting is a fundamental element of the book. It is primarily concerned with themes of hope, justice, vengeance, mercy, forgiveness and death, and is told in the style of an adventure story.

Joseph Conrad: The Complete Collection (Gold Deer Classics)

by Joseph Conrad

This collection of Joseph Conrad’s complete works is sorted chronologically by book publication. There are the usual inline tables of contents and links after each text/chapter to get back to the respective tables. Dates of first publication can be found at the end of the stories.

The Phantom of the Opera (Golden Deer Classics) [The Classics Collection #03]

by Gaston Leroux

The story of a man named Erik, an eccentric, physically deformed genius who terrorizes the Opera Garnier in Paris. He builds his home beneath it and takes the love of his life, a beautiful soprano, under his wing.

Romance: Marianne’s Return: Regency Romance (Sweet Victorian Romance) (Clean Historical Romance Fantasy Short Stories)

by Elizabeth Taylor-White


“That is right, you ask the right questions. I may not live very long – who knows what will happen in the next year – so you must find yourself a suitable protector before I am gone.”

“My uncle will protect me,” Marianne said, but she felt suddenly doubtful.

“The bastard daughter of a resented half-sister? I don’t mean to be cruel, child, but if you imaging that Silly Billy will consent to be your defender, you are very mistaken.” The aunt looked suddenly savage, “you should not put your trust in men, because they are not honest, either with themselves or with their women. Instead, you have to strike out on your own. Come with me, I will show you how to be the belle of this Ballroom.”

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