Free historical fiction Kindle books for 26 Jun 18

The Conquest of America: Dystopian Novel

by Cleveland Moffett

The Conquest of America: A Romance of Disaster and Victory is a futuristic war novel set in USA, 1921, where America is overpowered by European powers like Germany. The subtitle of the book claims to be based on the extracts from the diary of James E. Langston who was a war correspondent of the “London Times.” Moffett was concerned with the military unpreparedness of America in the face of growing suspicions about the German army and hence wrote this cautionary tale in the era where future war stories were hugely popular. In this book the hero is Thomas Alva Edison who must save the America from the impending threat of the Great War. Will he or won’t he? Read on!

Adventures of David Balfour: Kidnapped & Catriona (Illustrated Edition): Historical adventure novels by the prolific Scottish novelist, poet and travel … and Mr. Hyde and A Child’s Garden of Verses

by Robert Louis Stevenson

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Kidnapped is a historical fiction adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, written as a “boys’ novel” and first published in the magazine Young Folks from May to July 1886. The novel is set around 18th-century Scottish events, notably the “Appin Murder”, which occurred near Ballachulish in 1752 in the aftermath of the Jacobite rising of 1745. Many of the characters were real people, including one of the principals, Alan Breck Stewart. The central character and narrator is a young man named David Balfour. Balfour is young and naive but resourceful; his parents have recently died, and he is out to make his way in the world. One day, David founds himself bound hand and foot, in the hold of the ship. He was kidnapped and cast awayâ?¦
Catriona (also known as David Balfour) is a novel written in 1893 as a sequel to Kidnapped. It tells the further story of the central character David Balfour. The book begins precisely where Kidnapped ends, at 2 PM on 25 August 1751 outside the British Linen Company in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 – 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world.

The Last Chronicle of Barset (The Classic Unabridged Edition): Victorian Classic from the prolific English novelist, known for The Palliser Novels, The … Can You Forgive Her? and Phineas Finnâ?¦

by Anthony Trollope

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The Last Chronicle of Barset concerns an indigent but learned clergyman, the Reverend Josiah Crawley, the perpetual curate of Hogglestock, as he stands accused of stealing a cheque. The novel is notable for the non-resolution of a plot continued from the previous novel in the series, The Small House at Allington, involving Lily Dale and Johnny Eames. Its main storyline features the courtship of the Rev. Mr Crawley’s daughter, Grace, and Major Henry Grantly, son of the wealthy Archdeacon Grantly. The Archdeacon, although allowing that Grace is a lady, doesn’t think her of high enough rank or wealth for his widowed son; his position is strengthened by the Reverend Mr Crawley’s apparent crimeâ?¦.

Anthony Trollope (1815 – 1882) was one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. Some of his best-loved works, collectively known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire, revolve around the imaginary county of Barsetshire. He also wrote perceptive novels on political, social, and gender issues, and on other topical matters. Trollope’s literary reputation dipped somewhat during the last years of his life, but he regained the esteem of critics by the mid-twentieth century.

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