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With Lee in Virginia

by G. A. Henty Dancing Unicorn Books (June 13, 2017)

In Henty's words, "The Great War between the Northern and Southern States of America possesses a peculiar interest for us, not only because it was a struggle between two sections of a people akin to us in race...


Under Fire

by Henri Barbusse Dancing Unicorn Books (June 05, 2017)

This book follows a squad of French volunteer soldiers on the front in France after the German invasion. The book opens and ends with broad visions shared by multiple characters. The anecdotes are episodic in...


The Betrothed

by Dr Alessandro Manzoni Dancing Unicorn Books (April 09, 2017)

Set in northern Italy in 1628, during the terrible, oppressive years under Spanish rule, it is sometimes seen as a veiled attack on Austria, which controlled the region at the time the novel was written. It...


The Age of Innocence

by Edith Wharton Dancing Unicorn Books (January 29, 2017)

The Age of Innocence is set in upper class New York City in the 1870s, and centers on an upper class couple's impending marriage, and the introduction of a woman plagued by scandal whose presence threatens their...


Castle Rackrent

by Maria Edgeworth Dancing Unicorn Books (March 26, 2017)

The novel is set prior to the Constitution of 1782 and tells the story of four generations of Rackrent heirs through their steward, Thady Quirk. The heirs are: the dissipated spendthrift Sir Patrick O'Shaughlin,...


The Deerslayer

by James Fenimore Cooper Dancing Unicorn Books (March 12, 2017)

This novel introduces Natty Bumppo as "Deerslayer", a young frontiersman in early 18th-century New York. He is contrasted to other frontiersmen and settlers in the novel who have no compunctions in taking scalps...


Critias

by Plato Dancing Unicorn Books (February 26, 2017)

'Critias,' one of Plato's late dialogues, contains the story of the mighty island kingdom Atlantis and its attempt to conquer Athens. 'Critias' is the second of a projected trilogy of dialogues, preceded by...


The Underdogs

by Mariano Azuela Dancing Unicorn Books (February 05, 2017)

The book tells us the story of peasant Demetrio Macías, who becomes the enemy of a local cacique in his town, and so has to abandon his family when the government soldiers come looking for him. He escapes to...


A Journal of the Plague Year: Being Observations or Memorials of the Most Remarkable Occurrences, as well Public as Private, which happened in London

by Daniel Defoe Dancing Unicorn Books (August 08, 2016)

This novel is a fictionalized account of one man's experiences of the year 1665, in which the Great Plague struck the city of London. Although it purports to have been written only a few years after the event,...


Blackbeard: Or, The Pirate of Roanoke

by B. Barker Dancing Unicorn Books (August 08, 2016)

Blackbeard was one of the most feared and notorious of the historical pirates. His legend still resonates some three hundred years after his bloody and courageous end. Here is his fantastic story of piracy,...