Best Historical Fiction Anthologies Books
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1. White Fang
Author: by Jack London
White Fang is a novel by American author Jack London (18761916) and the name of the book’s eponymous character, a wild wolfdog. First serialized in Outing magazine, it was published in 1906. The story takes place in Yukon Territory, Canada, during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush and details White Fang’s journey to domestication.
It is a companion novel (and a thematic mirror) to London’s best-known work, The Call of the Wild, which is about a kidnapped, domesticated dog embracing his wild ancestry to survive and thrive in the wild. Much of White Fang is written from the viewpoint of the titular canine character, enabling London to explore how animals view their world and how they view humans.
White Fang examines the violent world of wild animals and the equally violent world of humans. The book also explores complex themes including morality and redemption.
2. The Call of the Wild (Global Classics)
Author: by Jack London
Love, genuine passionate love, was his for the first time. Jack London, The Call of the WildThe Call of the Wild is a novel by Jack London published in 1903. The story is set in the Yukon during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rusha period when strong sled dogs were in high demand.
The novel’s central character is a dog named Buck, a domesticated dog living at a ranch in the Santa Clara valley of California as the story opens. Stolen from his home and sold into the brutal existence of an Alaskan sled dog, he reverts to atavistic traits.
Buck is forced to adjust to, and survive, cruel treatments and fight to dominate other dogs in a harsh climate. Eventually he sheds the veneer of civilization, relying on primordial instincts and lessons he learns, to emerge as a leader in the wild.
London lived for most of a year in the Yukon collecting material for the book. The story was serialized in the Saturday Evening Post in the summer of 1903; a month later it was released in book form. The novel’s great popularity and success made a reputation for London.
3. Conversational Spanish Dialogues: Over 100 Spanish Conversations and Short Stories (Conversational Spanish Dual Language Books)
Author: by Lingo Mastery
Is conversational Spanish turning a little too tricky for you? Do you have no idea on how to order a meal or book a room at a hotel? If your answer to any of the previous questions was Yes’, then this book is for you!
If there’s even been something tougher than learning the grammar rules of a new language, it’s finding the way to speak with other people in that tongue. Any student knows this we can try our best at practicing, but you always want to avoid making embarrassing mistakes or not getting your message through correctly.
How do I get out of this situation?’ many students ask themselves, to no avail, but no answer is forthcoming.Until now. We have compiled MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED Spanish Stories for Beginners along with their translations, allowing new Spanish speakers to have the necessary tools to begin studying how to set a meeting, rent a car or tell a doctor that they don’t feel well!
We’re not wasting time here with conversations that don’t go anywhere: if you want to know how to solve problems (while learning a ton of Spanish along the way, obviously), this book is for you! How Conversational Spanish Dialogues works:Each new chapter will have a fresh, new story between two people who wish to solve a common, day-to-day issue that you will surely encounter in real life.
4. The Deadly Hours
Author: by Susanna Kearsley
September 1, 2020
“Charming…Four interconnected visits to a world of danger, wit, beauty and genuine romance. Treat yourself!”ANNE PERRY, internationally bestselling authorA stellar line-up of historical mystery novelists weaves the tale of a priceless and cursed gold watch as it passes through time wreaking havoc from one owner to another.
As the hours and years pass, the characters are irrevocably linked by fate, each playing a key role in breaking the curse and destroying the watch once and for all. From 1733 Italy to Edinburgh in 1831 to a series of chilling murders in 1870 London, and a lethal game of revenge decades later, the watch touches lives with misfortune, until it comes into the reach of one young woman who might be able to stop it for good.
As much a book of curses as a book of destinies, The Deadly Hours is a breathtaking anthology rich with atmosphere and intrigue that encapsulates the exquisite destruction, heartbreak, and redemption wrought by fate. This outstanding collaboration of authors includes:Susanna Kearsley – New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of compelling time slip fiction.C.S.
5. The Things They Carried
Author: by Tim O'Brien
7 hours and 47 minutes
This modern classic and New York Times best seller was a finalist for both the 1990 Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award and has become a staple of American classrooms. Hailed by The New York Times as “a marvel of storytelling”, The Things They Carried’s portrayal of the boots-on-the-ground experience of soldiers in the Vietnam War is a landmark in war writing.
Now, three-time Emmy Award winner Bryan Cranston, star of the hit TV series Breaking Bad, delivers an electrifying performance that walks the book’s hallucinatory line between reality and fiction and highlights the emotional power of the spoken word. The soldiers in this collection of stories carried M-16 rifles, M-60 machine guns, and M-79 grenade launchers.
They carried plastic explosives, hand grenades, flak jackets, and landmines. But they also carried letters from home, illustrated Bibles, and pictures of their loved ones. Some of them carried extra food or comic books or drugs. Every man carried what he needed to survive, and those who did carried their shattering stories away from the jungle and back to a nation that would never understand.
6. The Canterbury Tales (original-spelling Middle English edition) (Penguin Classics)
Author: by Geoffrey Chaucer
One of the greatest and most ambitious works in English literature, in the original Middle EnglishThe Canterbury Tales depicts a storytelling competition between pilgrims drawn from all ranks of society. The tales are as various as the pilgrims themselves, encompassing comedy, pathos, tragedy, and cynicism.
The Miller and the Reeve express their mutual antagonism in a pair of comic stories combining sex and trickery; in The Shipman’s Tale, a wife sells her favors to a monk. Others draw on courtly romance and fantasy: the Knight tells of rivals competing for the love of the same woman, and the Squire describes a princess who can speak to birds.
In these twenty-four tales, Chaucer displays a dazzling range of literary styles and conjures up a wonderfully vivid picture of medieval life. This is a freshly established Middle English text with standardized spelling and punctuation and on-page glossing. It Features an introduction by Jill Mann, a chronology of Chaucer’s life and works, detailed explanatory notes, suggestions for further reading, a full glossary, and a bibliography.
7. Kolyma Tales (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin)
Author: by Varlam Shalamov
It is estimated that some three million people died in the Soviet forced-labour camps of Kolyma, in the northeastern area of Siberia. Shalamov himself spent seventeen years there, and in these stories he vividly captures the lives of ordinary people caught up in terrible circumstances, whose hopes and plans extended to further than a few hours.
This new enlarged edition combines two collections previously published in the United States as Kolyma Tales and Graphite. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines.
Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
8. Least Likely to Marry a Duke (Liberated Ladies Book 1)
Author: by Louise Allen
April 1, 2019
A marriage of inconvenienceFor the buttoned-up duke! Bound by convention, William Calthorpe, Duke of Aylsham, is in search of a suitable bride to help raise his half siblings. Despite his methodical approach to finding such a lady, he stumblesquite literallyinto freethinking and rebellious bishop’s daughter Verity Wingate.
And when they find themselves stranded overnight on a tiny island, compromising them completely, he knows exactly what he must doA refreshingly different historical romance and one I’m happy to recommend All About Romance on A Lady in Need of an HeirA marvellous comfort read …
Romance how it should be written Goodreads on A Lady in Need of an Heir
9. The Portable Beat Reader (Penguin Classics)
Author: by Ann Charters
Beginning in the late 1940’s, American literature discovered a four-letter word, and the word was “beat.” Beat as in poverty and beatitude, ecstasy and exile. Beat was Jack Kerouac touring the American road in prose as fast and reckless as a V-8 Chevy.
It was the junk-sick surrealism of William Burroughs; the wild, Whitmanesque poetry of Allen Ginsberg; and the lumberjack Zen of Gary Snyder. The Portable Beat Reader collects the most significant writing of these and fellow members (and spiritual descendants) of the Beat Generation, including Neal Cassady, Gregory Corso, Diane di Prima, Bob Dylan, Leroi Jones, and Michael McClure.
In poetry, fiction, essays, song lyrics, letters, and memoirs, it captures the triumphant rudeness, energy, and exhilaration of a movement that swept through American letters with hurricane force. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.
With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
10. Eternal Highlander (McNachton Vampires Book 1)
Author: by Lynsay Sands
February 8, 2013
Writing together for the first time, New York Times bestselling authors Lynsay Sands and Hannah Howell present the darkly passionate story of two men sworn to conquer the hunger that pounds in their bloodand the women who may be their only salvation …
WHEN DARKNESS FALLS … Cathal MacNachton and Connall MacAdie are cousins bound by far more than blood ties and the rugged Highland landscape their clan calls home. The ancient curse of their ancestry has fated them to live by night with an unquenchable thirst that neither can tame.
The only thing that can save their souls is marriage to Outsidersmortals whose untainted blood will weaken the curse in their children and break the chains of fear that have made their clan a breed apart. Bridget Callan and Eva Caxton are the women who will shape the clan’s destiny.
Marriage to these strange and mysterious men will rescue each of them from desperate circumstancesand draw them into a web of danger, desire, and intrigue …
11. Lord John and the Hand of the Devils
Author: by Diana Gabaldon
9 hours and 41 minutes
Diana Gabaldon, the number-one New York Times best-selling author of the Outlander saga and a Quill Award winner, delivers a treat for her many fans – a collection of three novellas starring the ever-popular Lord John Grey. In these tales, Lord John vows to avenge a murder, investigates a terrifying “night-hag” on the battlefields of Europe, and discovers treason in His Majesty’s ranks.
12. The Complete Navarone 4-Book Collection: The Guns of Navarone, Force Ten From Navarone, Storm Force from Navarone, Thunderbolt from Navarone
Author: by Alistair MacLean
January 31, 2013
The Guns of Navarone and its three sequels, in which the same characters are sent on other wartime missions, together in one volume for the first time to mark the 50th anniversary of the original book . THE GUNS OF NAVARONEMallory, Miller and Andrea are united into a lethally effective team.
Their mission: to silence the impregnable guns set in the tall cliffs of Navarone. On their success or failure rests one of the most critical offensives of the Second World War. FORCE 10 FROM NAVARONEAlmost before the last echoes of the famous guns have died away, the three Navarone heroes are parachuted into war-torn Yugoslavia to rescue a division of partisans and fulfil a secret mission, so deadly that it must be hidden even from their own allies.
STORM FORCE FROM NAVARONEThe surviving commandos are sent on a perilous journey through the Pyrenees to disable the greatest threat to the impending D-Day landings: the ‘Werwolf’ U-boats. But their Basque guides declare it mission impossible – D-Day is less than six days away.
13. Stories from Suffragette City
Author: by M.J. Rose
One City.One Movement.A World of Stories. Stories from Suffragette City is a collection of short stories that all take place on a single day: October 23, 1915. It’s the day when tens of thousands of women marched up Fifth Avenue, demanding the right to vote in New York City.
Thirteen of today’s bestselling authors have taken this moment as inspiration to raise the voices of history and breathe fresh life into their struggles and triumphs. The characters depicted here, some well-known, others unfamiliar, each inspire and reinvigorate the power of democracy.
We follow a young woman who is swept up in the protests when all she expected was to come sell her apples in the city. We see Alva Vanderbilt as her white-gloved sensibility is transformed over the course of the single fateful day.Ida B.
Wells battles for racial justice in the women’s suffrage movement so that every woman’s voice can be heard. Each story stands on its own, but together Stories From Suffragette City becomes a symphony, painting a portrait of a country looking for a fight and ever restless for progress and equality.
14. 2000 Most Common Spanish Words in Context: Get Fluent & Increase Your Spanish Vocabulary with 2000 Spanish Phrases (Spanish Language Lessons Mastery) (Volume 1)
Author: by Lingo Mastery
Have you been trying to learn Spanish and simply can’t find the way to expand your vocabulary? Do your teachers recommend you boring textbooks and complicated stories that you don’t really understand? Are you looking for a way to learn the language quicker without taking shortcuts?
If you answered Yes! To at least one of those previous questions, then this book is for you! We’ve compiled the 2000 Most Common Words in Spanish, a list of terms that will expand your vocabulary to levels previously unseen. Did you know that according to an important study learning the top two thousand (2000) most frequently used words will enable you to understand up to 84% of all non-fiction and 86.
1% of fiction literature and 92.7% of oral speech? Those are amazing stats, and this book will take you even further than those numbers! In this book:A detailed introduction with tips and tricks on how to improve your learningA list of 2000 of the most common words in Spanish and their translationsAn example sentence for each word in both Spanish and EnglishFinally, a conclusion to make sure you’ve learned and supply you with a final list of tipsDon’t look any further, we’ve got what you need right here!
15. Highland Hunger (McNachton Vampires Book 8)
Author: by Hannah Howell
October 24, 2011
“Vampire lords rule the Highlands” and wage battles both deadly and passionate in the New York Timesbestselling author’s otherworldly anthology series (Publishers Weekly). The shadowy caves and caverns of the Scottish Highlands prove the perfect background for three “fun paranormal historical tales” (SFF Chronicles).”Dark Embrace” by Hannah Howell While searching for his clan’s demon Lost Ones, Raibeart MacNachton encounters an ethereal beauty running for her life.
The decision to play hero is easy; fighting the urge to ravish the enchanting Una Dunn is more difficult? Specially when Raibeart learns they share a powerful connection.”The Guardian” by Michele Sinclair The immortal Dorian vows never to fall in love with a mere humanuntil he meets the beguiling, arousing, Moirae Deincourt.
She stirs a longing in Dorian that he dares not quench. But when Moirae’s life is put in danger, her true nature is revealedand the lust that rages between them can no longer be controlled .. .”A Knight Beyond Black” by Jackie Ivie Vampire Iain Duncan MacAvee has stepped forward to claim the woman he betrothed years agoonly to learn that the tempting Lady Tira knows nothing of the engagement.
16. Rashomon and Other Stories (Tuttle Classics)
Author: by Ryunosuke Akutagawa
April 11, 2011
“Clear-eyed glimpses of human behavior in the extremities of poverty, stupidity, greed, vanity Story-telling of an unconventional sort, with most of the substance beneath the shining, enameled surface.” The New York Times Book Review Widely acknowledged as “the father of the Japanese short story,” Ryunosuke Akutagawa remains one of the most influential Japanese writers of all time.
Rashomon and Other Stories, a collection of his most celebrated work, resonates as strongly today as when it first published a century ago. This volume includes: In a Grove: An iconic, contradictory tale of the murder of a samurai in a forest near Kyoto told through three varying accounts Rashomon: A masterless samurai contemplates following a life of crime as he encounters an old woman at the old Rashomon gate outside Kyoto Yam Gruel: A low-ranking court official laments his position all the while yearning for his favorite, yet humble, dish The Martyr: Set in Japan’s Christian missionary era, a young boy is excommunicated for fathering an illegitimate child, but not all is as it seems Kesa and Morito: An adulterous couple plots to kill the woman’s husband as the situation threatens to spin out of control The Dragon: A priest concocts a prank involving a dragon, but the tall tale begins to take on a life of its own With a new foreward by noted Akutagawa scholar Seiji Lippit, this updated version of a classic collection is a an excellent, readable introduction to Japanese literature.