Free literary fiction Kindle books for 17 Jul 17

Wuthering Heights (AmazonClassics Edition)

by Emily Brontë

Raised together on the Yorkshire moors, Heathcliff and Catherine become lovers and soul mates so utterly inseparable that their destiny seems inevitable. But when Catherine’s desire for social status results in her marriage to Heathcliff’s wealthy rival, Heathcliff is consumed by revenge. And no one in his path will be spared.

Admired for its stark originality and condemned for its fiendish affront to the senses, Wuthering Heights polarized critics. For generations of readers since, its themes of gender inequality, religious hypocrisy, social climbing, and the violent extremes of romantic obsession resonate to this day.

Revised edition: Previously published as Wuthering Heights, this edition of Wuthering Heights (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

Katherine O’Neill: Scores Settled, Futures Forged in One of America’s Greatest Disasters (Katherine O’Neill – Turn of the Century Book 1)

by Stephen Bell

In the spring of 1888, a young Irish-American woman, Katherine O’Neill, is trying to cope with a hard life that has suddenly gotten harder with the death of her mother. She finds herself a surrogate mother for her two younger siblings, receiving little help from her older brother and none from her lost-cause, alcoholic father. Katherine is a bright and beautiful girl who is determined to use those assets to lift herself out of poverty.

Katherine’s American roots originate in the teeming immigrant tenements of New York City, where she was born in 1871. The trajectory of her life intersects with her miscreant uncle, Daniel O’Connor, an equally miscreant Civil War hero, Jacob Gilhooley, a talented, but vengeful former slave, Joe Penny and the love of her life, Henry Bristow. All paths lead to southwestern Pennsylvania where scores are settled and futures are forged in one incredibly fateful week in May, 1889.

The Castle of Otranto (Xist Classics)

by Horace Walpole

The First Gothic Novel

“I can forgive injuries, but never benefits”. â?? Horace Walpole, The Castle of Otranto

The Castle of Otranto is believed to be the first gothic novel and essential reading for both fans and scholars of the genre. The story is about Manfred, the lord of the castle, and his family.
This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This ebook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it.

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