Free literary fiction Kindle books for 08 Dec 18

Winter’s Flame (Seasons of Fortitude Series Book 4)

by Elizabeth Rose

“Resilience is the seed of emotional strength.” 

Passion ignites and the sparks fly when a border lord and a noblewoman skilled at the forge are brought together under unusual circumstances.

Lady Winter has always been curious since childhood and even though she is a noblewoman, she has learned from the best blacksmith to be skilled at the forge. While at her sister’s wedding in Ravenscar, she decides to stay and help the blacksmith who trained her. His eyesight is failing and although he was once the best blacksmith in all England, now he is doomed without Winter’s help. The late lord Ravenscar made a deal with Sir Martin de Grey of Northumberland. The blacksmith is to forge a sword from the finest Damascus steel. But to insure that Lord de Grey collects on his deal, he’s taken the blacksmith’s son in exchange.

Sir Martin de Grey arrives in Ravenscar to collect his sword. He needs it to go up against his enemy – Clan Dunbar in an age-old feud. Martin’s brother is imprisoned and he will do anything to save him. But when he discovers his sword is not ready and the man he made the deal with is dead, he takes drastic measures. He brings the blacksmith and his daughter to Castle Heaton to finish forging the sword. While there, he finds himself immensely attracted to the beautiful commoner’s daughter.

Winter finds herself in a predicament. Sir Martin de Grey has mistaken her for the blacksmith’s daughter since she was working in the forge. Now, to tell him the truth would risk her friend never seeing his son again.

Sparks will fly when the truth is revealed and circumstances turn lovers against each other. But with passion hotter than the fires of the forge between Winter and Martin, can something that started as lust turn into an undying love between them?

(This is the last book of the series. It is best to read the Legendary Bastards of the Crown Series, as well as books 1-3 of the Seasons of Fortitude Series first, however, each book stands alone.)



The Patriarch Rising

by Aaron Malavolti

A DNA ancestry test and look to the past changes everything for college student Michael Malavolti. When he discovers the Malavoltis were once a wealthy noble family in medieval Italy, he becomes consumed with uncovering their history and sets his sights on a PhD in Renaissance studies. His dissertation involves a genetic component that traces his family’s origins in the Republic of Siena. After his thesis research garners the attention of a top anthropological geneticist and professor in Rome, Michael is surprised but thrilled.

However, the night before Michael arrives in Rome to begin his project the geneticist has gone missing, his laboratory trashed, and mysterious Egyptian hieroglyphics in blood are left at the crime scene. For reasons unknown, Michael himself is soon embroiled in a life-or-death struggle with world elites to keep the origin of three major religions secret. His genetic research leads him on a dangerous trip through the history of Siena, the Vatican, Charlemagne, and even ancient Egypt. As they say: “Blood will always tell.”



Complete Fairy Tales

by Hans Christian Andersen

This book contains the complete Andersen’s 127 fairy tales and stories in the chronological order of their original publication. Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author and poet. Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales, a literary genre he so mastered that he himself has become as mythical as the tales he wrote. Andersen’s popularity is not limited to children; his storiesâ??called eventyrs, or “fantastic tales”â??express themes that transcend age and nationality. During his lifetime he was acclaimed for having delighted children worldwide and was feted by royalty. Andersen’s fairy tales, which have been translated into more than 125 languages, have become culturally embedded in the West’s collective consciousness, readily accessible to children, but presenting lessons of virtue and resilience in the face of adversity for mature readers as well. They have inspired motion pictures, plays, ballets, and animated films.



Complete Works

by Plato

Plato (428/427-348/347 BCE) was a Greek philosopher and mathematician of the Classic Age who founded the Academy of Athens. Noted as a student of Socrates, Plato has distinguished himself as one of the founders of Western philosophy by recording the teachings of his master and his own philosophies in 35 dialogues and 13 letters (some are disputed as spurious). However, this collection features only 25 authentic works from the reproduced source.

Benjamin Jowett is credited for translating these works into English.



Complete Novels

by Charles Dickens

This book, newly updated, contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure!
The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you’ll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work.

This book contains the complete novels of Charles Dickens in the chronological order of their original publication.

– The Pickwick Papers
– Oliver Twist
– Nicholas Nickleby
– The Old Curiosity Shop .
– Barnaby Rudge
– Martin Chuzzlewit
– Dombey and Son
– David Copperfield
– Bleak House
– Hard Times
– Little Dorrit
– A Tale of Two Cities
– Great Expectations
– Our Mutual Friend
– The Mystery of Edwin Drood



Complete Novels

by H.G. Wells

In this collection you will find :

Novels

-The Time Machine
-The War of the Worlds
-The Invisible Man
-The Island of Doctor Moreau
-The Sleeper Awakes
-A Modern Utopia
-The Wheels of Chance
-The First Men in the Moon
-The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth
-In the Days of the Comet
-Ann Veronica

Short Stories
-Tales of Space and Time
-The Red Room
-The Diamond Maker
-Ã?pyornis Island
-The Chronic Argonauts
-The Flowering of the Strange Orchid
-The Remarkable Case of Davidson’s Eyes
-The History of Mr Polly
The World Set Free

+++ H. G. Wells – Biography



Complete Short Stories

by Guy de Maupassant

This ebook comprises the complete short stories written by French author Guy de Maupassant.



Nikolai Gogol: The Complete Novels

by Nikolai Gogol

This book contains the complete novels of Nikolai Gogol in the chronological order of their original publication. – Taras Bulba – Dead Souls



Laurence Sterne: The Complete Works

by Laurence Sterne

CONTENTS:

The Satires and Novels
A POLITICAL ROMANCE
THE LIFE AND OPINIONS OF TRISTRAM SHANDY
A SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY

The Sermons
THE SERMONS OF LAURENCE STERNE

The Letters
LETTERS FROM YORICK TO ELIZA
ORIGINAL LETTERS OF THE LATE REVEREND MR. LAURENCE STERNE
LETTERS OF THE LATE REV. MR. LAURENCE STERNE TO HIS MOST INTIMATE FRIENDS

The Non-Fiction
JOURNAL TO ELIZA
YORICK’S MEDITATIONS UPON VARIOUS INTERESTING AND IMPORTANT SUBJECTS
EXPLANATORY REMARKS UPON THE LIFE AND OPINIONS OF TRISTRAM SHANDY: WHEREIN, THE MORALS AND POLITICS OF THIS PIECE ARE CLEARLY LAID OPEN, BY JEREMIAH KUNASTROKIUS, M.D.
THE BEAUTIES OF STERNE



The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

by William Shakespeare

The present ebook comprises the complete writings of William Shakespeare. It comes with 150 original illustrations which are the engravings John Boydell commissioned for his Boydell Shakespeare Gallery.

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Contents:

COMEDIES:
The Comedy of Errors
The Taming of the Shrew
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Love’s Labor’s Lost
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
The Merchant of Venice
The Merry Wives of Windsor
Much Ado about Nothing
As You Like It
Twelfth Night, or What You Will
The History of Troilus and Cressida
All’s Well That Ends Well
Measure for Measure

HISTORIES:
The First Part of Henry the Sixth
The Second Part of Henry the Sixth
The Third Part of Henry the Sixth
The Tragedy of Richard the Third
The Life and Death of King John
The Tragedy of King Richard the Second
The First Part of Henry the Fourth
The Second Part of Henry the Fourth
The Life of Henry the Fifth
The Famous History of the Life of King Henry the Eighth

TRAGEDIES:
The Tragedy of Titus Andronicus
The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet
The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice
The Tragedy of King Lear
The Tragedy of Macbeth
The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra
The Tragedy of Coriolanus
The Life of Timon of Athens

ROMANCES:
Pericles, Prince of Tyre
Cymbeline
The Winter’s Tale
The Tempest
The Two Noble Kinsmen

POEMS:
Venus and Adonis
The Rape of Lucrece
Sonnets
A Lover’s Complaint
The Passionate Pilgrim
The Phoenix and Turtle



Complete Works

by Lewis Carroll

Complete fictional writings of Lewis Carroll with 285 original illustrations. The collection comes with inline tables of contents and links after each text/chapter which lead back to the respective tables. ————————–
Contents:
Novels
” Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. (Illustrated by John Tenniel) “
Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There. (Illustrated by John Tenniel) “
Sylvie and Bruno. (Illustrated by Harry Furniss) “
Sylvie and Bruno Concluded. (Illustrated by Harry Furniss)

Stories “
A Tangled Tale. (Illustrated by Arthur B. Frost) “
Bruno’s Revenge and Other Stories. “
What the Tortoise Said to Achilles.

Poems “
Early Verse. “
Puzzles from Wonderland. “
Prologues to Plays. “
Rhyme? And Reason? (Illustrated by Arthur B. Frost & Henry Holiday) “
College Rhymes and Notes by an Oxford Chiel. ” Acrostics, Inscriptions and Other Verses. “
Three Sunsets and Other Poems. (Illustrated by E. Gertrude Thomson)



Thomas Hardy: Complete Novels

by Thomas Hardy

Here you will find the complete novels of Thomas Hardy in the chronological order of their original publication.

– Desperate Remedies
– Under the Greenwood Tree
– A Pair of Blue Eyes
– Far from the Madding Crowd
– The Hand of Ethelberta
– The Return of the Native
– The Trumpet-Major
– A Laodicean: a Story of To-day
– Two on a Tower
– The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid
– The Mayor of Casterbridge
– The Woodlanders
– Tess of the d’Urbervilles
– Life’s Little Ironies
– Jude the Obscure

Includes Bonus two short stories
– The Great English Short-Story Writers, Vol. 1
– The Three Strangers



Complete Essays

by Michel de Montaigne

Michel de Montaigne was one of the most influential figures of the Renaissance, singlehandedly responsible for popularising the essay as a literary form.

In 1572, Montaigne retired to his estates in order to devote himself to leisure, reading and reflection. There he wrote his constantly expanding ‘essays’, inspired by the ideas he found in books from his library and his own experience.

He discusses subjects as diverse as war-horses and cannibals, poetry and politics, sex and religion, love and friendship, ecstasy and experience. Above all, Montaigne studied himself to find his own inner nature and that of humanity. The Essays are among the most idiosyncratic and personal works in all literature. An insight into a wise Renaissance mind, they continue to engage, enlighten and entertain modern readers.

Born in 1533, Michel de Montaigne studied law and spent a number of years working as a counsellor before devoting his life to reading, writing and reflection. He died in 1586.



Complete Works

by Henry James

THE NOVELS
Watch and Ward, Roderick Hudson, The American, The Europeans, Confidence, Washington Square, The Portrait of a Lady, The Bostonians, The Princess Casamassima, The Reverberator, The Tragic Muse, The Other House, The Spoils of Poynton, What Maisie Knew, The Awkward Age, The Sacred Fount, The Wings of the Dove, The Ambassadors, The Golden Bowl, The Outcry, The Whole Family, The Ivory Tower, The Sense of the Past
THE TALES
A Tragedy of Error, The Story of a Year, A Landscape-Painter, A Day of Days, My Friend Bingham, Poor Richard, The Story of a Masterpiece, The Romance of Certain Old Clothes, A Most Extraordinary Case, A Problem, etc.
THE PLAYS
Pyramus And Thisbe, Still Waters, A Change of Heart, Daisy Miller, Tenants, Disengaged, The Album, The Reprobate, Guy Domville, Summersoft, The High Bid, The Outcry
THE TRAVEL WRITING
Transatlantic Sketches, Portraits of Places, A Little Tour in France, English Hours, The American Scene, Italian Hours
THE CRITICISM
French Novelists and Poets, Hawthorne, Partial Portraits, Essays in London and Elsewhere, Picture and Text, Views and Reviews, Notes on Novelists, Within the Rim and Other Essays, Notes and Reviews
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHIES
A Small Boy and Others, Notes of a Son and Brother, The Middle Years



Henry IV (Complete Plays)

by William Shakespeare

Henry IV, Part 1 is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written no later than 1597. It is the second of Shakespeare’s tetralogy that deals with the successive reigns of Richard II, Henry IV (2 plays), and Henry V. Henry IV, Part 1 depicts a span of history that begins with Hotspur’s battle at Homildon against the Douglas late in 1402 and ends with the defeat of the rebels at Shrewsbury in the middle of 1403. From the start it has been an extremely popular play both with the public and the critics.

Henry IV, Part 2 is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed written between 1596 and 1599. It is the third part of a tetralogy, preceded by Richard II and Henry IV, Part 1 and succeeded by Henry V.



Henry VI (Complete Plays)

by William Shakespeare

The First Part of King Henry the Sixth is history play by William Shakespeare, believed written in approximately 1588-1590. It is the first in the cycle of four plays often referred to as “The First Tetralogy”.

The Second Part of King Henry the Sixth, or Henry VI, Part 2, is a history play by William Shakespeare believed written in approximately 1590-91. It is the second part of the trilogy on Henry VI, and often grouped together with Richard III as a tetralogy on The Wars of the Rosesâ??the success of which established Shakespeare’s reputation as a playwright.

Henry the Sixth, Part 3, is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed written in approximately 1590, and set during the lifetime of King Henry VI of England. It prepares the ground for one of his best-known and most controversial plays: the tragedy of King Richard III (Richard III of England). It continues the action from Henry VI, Part 1 and Henry VI, Part 2, though they may not have been written in that order.



Saving A Life

by Vicki-Ann Bush

The golden years have escaped Walter. Waking up is merely an inconvenience to an end he yearns for. Harboring a secret that slowly chips away pieces of him every day, he struggles to fit in to a society he no longer deems worthy.

That is until an unexpected romance with a long time friend, gives him a reason to smile again. Struggling with his inner demons, he fights to hold on to his new love and resolve the pain that threatens their relationship.



The Incomplete Amorist

by Edith Nesbit

A gentle tale of romance and art from a noted children’s author . . . “He asked idle questions: she answered them with a conscientious tremulous truthfulness that showed to him as the most finished art. Betty told him nervously and in words ill-chosen everything that he asked to know, but all the while the undercurrent of questions rang strong within her — ‘When is he to teach me? Where? How?’ — so that when at last there was left but the bare fifteen minutes needed to get one home in time for the midday dinner she said abruptly: ‘And when shall I see you again?’



Lew Wallace: The Complete Novels

by Lew Wallace

This book contains the complete novels of Lew Wallace – The Fair God – Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ – The Prince of India; or, Why Constantinople Fell



Casablanca My Heart

by Hannah Ferguson

Heather Simpson takes a cruise to get away from her husband. Far away from judgmental eyes she meets Ghalib, a French-Moroccan aristocrat who seems to know everything about her and has been eager to meet her for years. When the ship docks in Casablanca Ghalib invites this soulful author into his home and into his heart.

Returning from Morocco to every day life, Heather faces a dilemma. Sometimes it seems we are destined to meet the love of our life for only a fleeting moment, leaving us thinking, ‘Did fate work so hard to bring us so little or is there more to come?’

This glorious romance will take you to the exotic, stranding you in love’s oasis, feeling as if you too have captured the diaphanous emotion of soul-love, questioning your choices and your destiny.



Secrets at Sandy Bay

by Emily Hussey

Property Manager Maddie’s heart sinks when she realises that she has given Alex Isherwood the wrong keys to his rental cottage. It’s already dark and the weather is foul and promising to get worse. There’s no other option – she has to drive out to Seaspray Cottage and sort out this mess.
Give him the keys – that was all she had to do. So how was it that an hour later, she was sitting in front of an open fire, minus her own clothes, and sharing a meal with a man who didn’t take â??No’ for an answer? The tempest outside was nothing to the storm that was stirred up inside the cottage.
With a shared history in the town, they had a few things in common, but didn’t know how much. It’s amazing how tightly held some secrets can be, even in a small town where everyone knows everything. Can it really be that they are related?
Maddie’s world disintegrates as the secrets of her past are revealed.



The Third Floor on your Right: A novel

by Sibabalwe Ramotwala

Kamo – from â??the third floor’ looking out – presents a wasting, unsatisfied and easily agitated Pretoria, stirred to forceful intentions in crowd psychologies.
Kamo is, also, well-aware of a misleading code among his equals, which puts his own moral strictness under question. This code extends to the overall distrust in â??the upper floors’ of his society, as well as a certain self-absorption that often restricts opportunities for the corridors below him.



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