Swashbuckling, patriotic tale of romance, villainy and adventure on the high seas, by a turn of the century American author and contemporary of the British Prime Minister.
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History, Mystery & Miscellany
Explore the Victorian fascination with unexplained events, uncharted frontiers, unknown futures, and the early history of a nation still relatively young.
America's first best-selling Civil War epic portrays the impassioned era of the "house divided". Now also available in hardback!
Young orphan comes of age in frontier Kentucky and witnesses growing pains of a new nation.
Charles Dickens' final, unfinished serial whodunit has fascinated generations of readers! Includes an afterword examining attempts by later authors to solve the mystery....
In 1889 journalist Nellie Bly set out to circle the globe in less than the "Eighty Days" it took Jules Verne's fictional hero Phileas Fogg. Her epic journey captured the attention of the world.
A real-life Victorian horror story and pioneering work of investigative journalism. In 1887 Nellie Bly posed as mentally ill and had herself committed to an insane asylum to expose the abuse and neglect its residents endured.
A Victorian detective novel that set the mold for later mysteries. An exotic and possibly cursed diamond vanishes from a young heiress' estate.
A Civil War dime novel written during the war by a veteran of the conflict. Also available in a combined hardback edition with The Prisoner of the Mill.
Sequel to The Border Spy. A Union soldier vanishes under mysterious circumstances; his sister and friend undertake a dangerous quest to find him.
NEW! Day-by-day account of a deadly 1720 plague epidemic in the French port city. Captures the chaos, terror and panic of Western Europe's last major outbreak of the "Black Death".