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Popular Historical Fiction Books

The Source: A Novel

James A. Michener

$12.99

In his signature style of grand storytelling, James A. Michener transports us back thousands of years to the Holy Land. Through the discoveries of modern archaeologists excavating the site of Tell Makor, Michener vividly re-creates life in an ancient city and traces the profound history of the Jewish people-from the persecution of the early Hebrews, the rise of Christianity, and the Crusades to the founding of Israel and the modern conflict in the Middle East. An epic tale of love, strength, and faith,The Sourceis a richly written saga that encompasses the history of Western civilization and the great religious and cultural ideas that have shaped our world.

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Centennial: A Novel

James A. Michener

$11.99

Written to commemorate the Bicentennial in 1976, James A. Michener's magnificent saga of the Westis an enthralling celebration of the frontier. Brimming with the glory of America's past, the story of Colorado-the Centennial State-is manifested through its people: Lame Beaver, the Arapaho chieftain and warrior, and his Comanche and Pawnee enemies; Levi Zendt, fleeing with his child bride from the Amish country; the cowboy, Jim Lloyd, who falls in love with a wealthy and cultured Englishwoman, Charlotte Seccombe. InCentennial, trappers, traders, homesteaders, gold seekers, ranchers, and hunters are brought together in the dramatic conflicts that shape the destiny of the legendary West-and the entire country.

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Chesapeake: A Novel

James A. Michener

$13.99

In this classic novel, James A. Michener brings his grand epic tradition to bear on the four-hundred-year saga of America's Eastern Shore, from its Native American roots to the modern age. In the early 1600s, young Edmund Steed is desperate to escape religious persecution in England. After joining Captain John Smith on a harrowing journey across the Atlantic, Steed makes a life for himself in the New World, establishing a remarkable dynasty that parallels the emergence of America. Through the extraordinary tale of one man's dream, Michener tells intertwining stories of family and national heritage, introducing us along the way to Quakers, pirates, planters, slaves, abolitionists, and notorious politicians, all making their way through American history in the common pursuit of freedom.

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The Twelve Rooms of the Nile

Enid Shomer

$10.45

Before she became the nineteenth century's greatest heroine, before he had written a word ofMadame Bovary,Florence Nightingale and Gustave Flaubert traveled down the Nile at the same time. In the imaginative leap taken by award-winning writer Enid Shomer'sThe Twelve Rooms of the Nile,the two ignite a passionate friendship marked by intelligence, humor, and a ravishing tenderness that will alter both their destinies.

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Middlemarch: Filibooks Classics (Illustrated)

George Eliot

$0.99

Virginia Woolf described Middlemarch as a "magnificent book that, with all its imperfections, is one of the few English novels written for grown-up people."
In the twenty-first century, the novel continues to be held in high regard, and is often described as one of the greatest novels in the English language.

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Silas Marner (Standard Classics)

George Eliot

$0.99

A man becomes a recluse when he's accused of a crime he did not commit
Silas Marner is a skilled weaver working long hours in London for a Calvinist sect that does not appreciate him. When the congregation's funds are stolen, Silas is framed for the theft and excommunicated. Presumed guilty, abandoned by the love of his life, evicted from his modest home, and humiliated by the men he called his brothers, Silas wanders north to a small village in England's bucolic countryside. Forsaking contact with humanity, he throws himself into his work, caring for little other than the constant movement of his hands and the stack of money he is slowly amassing. But fate sees it fit that Silas should lose his newfound wealth and gain the companionship of a young orphan, an experience that proves more valuable than any currency.

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Daniel Deronda (Illustrated + Audio)

George Eliot

$0.99

"No evil dooms us hopelessly except the evil we love, and desire to continue in, and make no effort to escape from."
George Eliot's last novel represents the author's summing up, the book in which she hoped to bring together all the values, ideals, and beliefs that had informed her earlier work.Daniel Deronda has been called the first international novel. Eliot takes the reader to London, Paris, Prague, Vienna, Rome, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Mainz, Genoa, Trieste, Beirut, Sardinia, Corsica, Ajaccio, Palestine, and New York-a globe-hopping journey that in itself makesDeronda unique among Eliot's novels.

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Les Miserables (Xist Classics)

Victor Hugo

$0.81

An epic novel of nineteenth-century France, Les Miserables tells the story of Jean Valjean, an ex-convict who works to redeem his past. Popularized by the film and musical, the novel is a sweeping masterpiece of character, adventure and emotion.

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Dover Thrift Editions)

Victor Hugo

$4.12

A mad priest, a vagabond playwright, a social-climbing soldier, and a deformed bell-ringer - all are captivated by a gypsy girl's beauty and charm. Two of them will betray her, but the others will remain loyal, even in the shadow of the gallows. These outlaws find sanctuary within the walls of medieval Paris' greatest monument, the grand Cathedral of Notre Dame.

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From the Tree to the Labyrinth

Umberto Eco

$31.08

How we create and organize knowledge is the theme of this major achievement by Umberto Eco. Demonstrating once again his inimitable ability to bridge ancient, medieval, and modern modes of thought, he offers here a brilliant illustration of his longstanding argument that problems of interpretation can be solved only in historical context.

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