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  1. Joseph II and His Court
    An Historical Novel
    Luise Mühlbach • 1865 • 365,000 Words
  2. Frederick the Great and His Family
    A Historical Novel
    Luise Mühlbach • 1866 • 258,000 Words
  3. Berlin and Sans-Souci
    Or, Frederick the Great and His Friends - An Historical Romance
    Luise Mühlbach • 1866 • 180,000 Words
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    An Historical Romance
    Luise Mühlbach • 1866 • 136,000 Words
  5. Old Fritz and the New Era
    Luise Mühlbach • 1866 • 138,000 Words
  6. Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia
    Luise Mühlbach • 1867 • 209,000 Words
  7. Goethe and Schiller
    An Historical Romance
    Luise Mühlbach • 1867 • 172,000 Words
  8. Prince Eugene and His Times
    Luise Mühlbach • 1868 • 193,000 Words
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    An Historical Novel
    Luise Mühlbach • 1868 • 184,000 Words
  10. The Malady of the Century
    Max Nordau • 1887 • 132,000 Words
  11. The Prose Writings of Heinrich Heine
    Edited, with an Introduction, by Havelock Ellis
    Heinrich Heine • 1887 • 106,000 Words
  12. Louisa of Prussia and Her Times
    A Historical Novel
    Luise Mühlbach • 1898 • 234,000 Words
  13. Napoleon and Blücher
    An Historical Novel
    Luise Mühlbach • 1898 • 207,000 Words
  14. The Merchant of Berlin
    An Historical Novel
    Luise Mühlbach • 1898 • 121,000 Words
  15. Mohammed Ali and His House
    Luise Mühlbach • 1899 • 171,000 Words
  16. Henry VIII and His Court
    A Historical Novel
    Luise Mühlbach • 1902 • 145,000 Words
  17. Empress Josephine
    An Historical Sketch of the Days of Napoleon
    Luise Mühlbach • 1903 • 167,000 Words
  18. A Conspiracy of the Carbonari
    Luise Mühlbach • 1903 • 31,000 Words
  19. The Daughter of an Empress
    Luise Mühlbach • 1903 • 118,000 Words
  20. Marie Antoinette and Her Son
    Luise Mühlbach • 1903 • 217,000 Words
  21. The Youth of the Great Elector
    An Historical Romance
    Luise Mühlbach • 1909 • 174,000 Words
  22. Queen Hortense
    A Life picture of the Napoleonic Era
    Luise Mühlbach • 1910 • 96,000 Words
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    An Indian Tale
    Hermann Hesse • 1922 • 39,000 Words
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An Indian Tale
To Romain Rolland, my dear friend In the shade of the house, in the sunshine of the riverbank near the boats, in the shade of the Sal-wood forest, in the shade of the fig tree is where Siddhartha grew up, the handsome son of the Brahman, the young falcon, together with his friend Govinda, son... Read More
A Life picture of the Napoleonic Era
"One moment of bliss is not too dearly bought with death," says our great German poet, and he may be right; but a moment of bliss purchased with a long lifetime full of trial and suffering is far too costly. And when did it come for her, this "moment of bliss?" When could Hortense Beauharnais,... Read More
An Historical Romance
With hasty strides George William, the Elector, paced to and fro the length of his cabinet. His features wore a dark, agitated expression, his blue eyes flashed with indignation and wrath; his hands were folded behind his back, as if he would shut out from sight the paper they held with so firm a grasp,... Read More
It was the 13th of August, 1785. The queen, Marie Antoinette, had at last yielded to the requests and protestations of her dear subjects. She had left her fair Versailles and loved Trianon for one day, and had gone to Paris, in order to exhibit herself and the young prince whom she had borne to... Read More
“No, Natalie, weep no more! Quick, dry your tears. Let not my executioner see that we can feel pain or weep for sorrow!” Drying her tears, she attempted a smile, but it was an unnatural, painful smile. “Ivan,” said she, “we will forget, forget all, excepting that we love each other, and thus only can... Read More
It was the evening of the 22d of May, 1809, the fatal day inscribed in blood-stained letters upon the pages of history, the day which brought to Napoleon the first dimming of his star of good fortune, to Germany, and especially to Austria, the first ray of dawn after the long and gloomy night. After... Read More
An Historical Sketch of the Days of Napoleon
“I win the battles, Josephine wins me the hearts.” These words of Napoleon are the most beautiful epitaph of the Empress Josephine, the much-loved, the much-regretted, and the much-slandered one. Even while Napoleon won battles, while with lofty pride he placed his foot on the neck of the conquered, took away from princes their crowns,... Read More
A Historical Novel
It was in the year 1543. King Henry the Eighth of England that day once more pronounced himself the happiest and most enviable man in his kingdom, for to-day he was once more a bridegroom, and Catharine Parr, the youthful widow of Baron Latimer, had the perilous happiness of being selected as the king’s sixth... Read More
Beautiful is the sea when it lies at rest in its sublimity, its murmuring waves gently rippling upon the beach, the sky above reflected with a soft light upon its dark bosom. Beautiful is the sea when it bears upon its surface the stately ships, as though they were rose-leaves caressingly tossed by one wave... Read More
An Historical Novel
The sufferings of the long war still continued; still stood Frederick the Great with his army in the field; the tremendous struggle between Prussia and Austria was yet undecided, and Silesia was still the apple of discord for which Maria Theresa and Frederick II. had been striving for years, and for which, in so many... Read More
An Historical Novel
It was a fine, warm day in May, 1812. The world was groaning under the yoke of Napoleon's tyranny. As a consolation for the hopeless year, came the laughing spring. Fields, forests, and meadows, were clad in beautiful verdure; flowers were blooming, and birds were singing everywhere—even at Charlottenburg, which King Frederick William formerly delighted... Read More
A Historical Novel
The population of Vienna was paralyzed with terror; a heavy gloom weighed down all minds, and the strength of the stoutest hearts seemed broken. Couriers had arrived today from the camp of the army, and brought the dreadful tidings of an overwhelming defeat of the Austrian forces. Bonaparte, the young general of the French Republic,... Read More
Edited, with an Introduction, by Havelock Ellis
HEINE gathers up and focuses for us in one vivid point all those influences of his own time which are the forces of to-day. He appears before us, to put it in his own way, as a youthful and militant Knight of the Holy Ghost, tilting against the spectres of the past and liberating the... Read More
"Come, you fellows, that's enough joking. This defection of yours, melancholy Eynhardt, combines obstinacy with wisdom, like Balaam's ass! Well! may you rest in peace. And now let us be off." The glasses, filled with clear Affenthaler, rang merrily together, the smiling landlord took up his money, and the company rose noisily from the wooden... Read More
An Historical Novel
The year 1809 had come; but the war against France, so intensely longed for by all Austria, had not yet broken out, and the people and the army were vainly waiting for the war-cry of their sovereign, the Emperor Francis. It is true, not a few great things bad been accomplished in the course of... Read More
"Is that your last word, madame?" said Louvois, in a tone so emphatic as to be almost threatening. "My last word," replied the countess, haughtily. "My daughter is too young to marry, and were she older, I would not impose a husband upon her who was not the man of her choice. She shall bestow... Read More
An Historical Romance
The honest and peaceful inhabitants of Mannheim, the capital of the Palatinate, had long since retired to rest; the streets were deserted, and the houses wrapped in darkness. Only high up in the little bow window of a corner house on the Palace Square still glimmered a faint light like the subdued gleam of a... Read More
Profound silence reigned in the valleys and gorges of Jena and Auerstadt. The battles were over. The victorious French had marched to Jena to repose for a few days, while the defeated Prussians had fled to Weimar, or were wandering across the fields and in the mountains, anxiously seeking for inaccessible places where they might... Read More
I would merely say a few words in justification of the Historical Romance, in its relation to history. Any one, with no preceding profound study of history, who takes a few well-known historical facts as a foundation for an airy castle of romantic invention and fantastic adventure, may easily write an Historical Romance; for him... Read More
An Historical Romance
The palace glittered with light and splendor; the servants ran here and there, arranging the sofas and chairs; the court gardener cast a searching glance at the groups of flowers which he had placed in the saloons; and the major domo superintended the tables in the picture gallery. The guests of the queen will enjoy... Read More
Or, Frederick the Great and His Friends - An Historical Romance
It was a lovely May morning! The early rays of the sun had not withered the blossoms, or paled the fresh green of the garden of Charlottenburg, but quickened them into new life and beauty. The birds sang merrily in the groves. The wind, with light whispers, swept through the long avenues of laurel and... Read More
A Historical Novel
The king laid his flute aside, and with his hands folded behind his back, walked thoughtfully up and down his room in Sans-Souci. His countenance was now tranquil, his brow cloudless; with the aid of music he had harmonized his soul, and the anger and displeasure he had so shortly before felt were soothed by... Read More
An Historical Novel
In the council-chamber of the Empress Maria Theresa, the six lords, who composed her cabinet council, awaited the entrance of their imperial mistress to open the sitting. At this sitting, a great political question was to be discussed and its gravity seemed to be reflected in the faces of the lords, as, in low tones,... Read More