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The Beautiful White Devil Guy Boothby

Get set for a rip-roaring romp around the world in Guy Newell Boothby’s The Beautiful White Devil. Packing in plenty of action and romance, this novel fo...view book »

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Casanova: Part 4 - Return To Venice Giacomo Casanova

A Fearful Misfortune, Befalls Me; then Love Cools Down; Casanova eventually leaves Corfu and returns to Venice, and gives up the Army life to become a fi...view book »

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Much Ado About Nothing William Shakespeare

The action is set in Sicily, where Don Pedro, Prince of Aragon, has recently defeated his half-brother, the bastard Don John, in a military engagement. A...view book »

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The Wanderer Kahlil Gibran

Shortly before his death Gibran completed this book. In these beautiful parables and drawings are crystallized his whole life’s message–a message that ha...view book »

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Old Testament Legends M. R. James

This collection is a series of stories not found in the Bible, but found in other works he translated. Among these stories are Adam, about how God showed...view book »

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The Ice-Maiden and Other Tales Hans Christian Andersen

The Ice Maiden rules the cold snowcapped mountains of Switzerland. Before Rudy was a year old, the Ice Maiden claimed his father into the icy depths of t...view book »

Top ePub Downloads

  1. The Magician's Nephew
    C. S. Lewis

  2. The Man With Two Left Feet
    P. G. Wodehouse

  3. The Beautiful White Devil
    Guy Boothby

  4. The Lucky Chance
    Aphra Behn

  5. The Great Gatsby
    F. Scott Fitzgerald

Top Kindle Downloads

  1. Nineteen Eighty-Four
    George Orwell

  2. The Jungle Book
    Rudyard Kipling

  3. The Art of Public Speaking
    Dale Carnegie

  4. Pride and Prejudice
    Jane Austen

  5. Psmith, Journalist
    P. G. Wodehouse

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Helen of Troy

Andrew Lang

In Greek mythology, Helen, better known as Helen of Sparta or Helen of Troy, was daughter of Zeus and Leda, wife of king Menelaus of Sparta and sister of Castor, Polydeuces and Clytemnestra. Her abduction by Paris brought about the Trojan War. Helen was described as having the face that launched a thousand ships. Helen or Helene is probably derived from the Greek word meaning "torch" or "corposant" or might be related to "selene" meaning "moon…Read More »

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