In Victorian London, after his life is saved by a young physician, a thief utilizes the knowledge he gains in prison and from the scientific lectures he attends as the physician's case study exhibit to create a new, highly successful, double life for himself.In Victorian London, after his life is saved by a young physician, a thief uses the knowledge he gains in prison and from the scientific lectures he attends as the physician's case study exhibit to create a new, highly successful, double life for himself.
Presents a fictionalized account of the travels of Benjamin, a Jewish man from Tudela, Spain, who, in 1159, set out on a fourteen-year-long journey that took him to Italy, Greece, Palestine, Persia, China, Egypt, and Sicily.
When evil strikes the land six thousand years ago, twelve-year-old Tourak and his faithful wolf-cub are forced into a perilous journey to take on the destructive force and, with the help and guidance of strange characters along the way, find a way to change the horrific outcome the world seemed destined to endure.
When the war hits her hometown in Cherbourg, France, Suzanne David is faced with a dose of reality and so while training and traveling in her attempt to become an opera singer, she decides to take on the role as a secret courier for the French Resistance to help put an end to the war and invasion of her nation.
Sadie, the abandoned wife of the slave Jim from Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," details her life with Jim, his decision to run away with a white boy named Huck Finn, and the bleak repercussions of that decision for her.
An epic tale-within-a-tale based on the history of Ireland finds a traditional wandering Storyteller revealing his life experiences while forging a poignant new relationship in the home of an eight-year-old boy. A first novel. 50,000 first printing.
In a story inspired by the father character in Little Women and drawn from the journals and letters of Louisa May Alcott's father Bronson, a man leaves behind his family to serve in the Civil War and finds his marriage and beliefs profoundly challenged by his experiences. Reader's Guide included. Reprint.
Set against the backdrop of the ancient Punic Wars, the epic saga of the legendary Cathaginian general describes Hannibal's struggle against the powerful Roman Republic, his decision to attack Rome via a land route deemed impossible, his battle exploits, and the young Roman military leader, Publius Scipio Africanus, who ultimately defeated him. 50,000 first printing.
The unlikely alliance between Kafka Tamura, a fifteen-year-old runaway, and the aging Nakata, a man who has never recovered from a wartime affliction, brings dramatic changes to both characters as they embark on a surreal odyssey through a strange, sometimes violent, sometimes fantastical world. 60,000 first printing.
Captured and raised by Danes in the ninth century, dispossessed nobleman Uhtred witnesses the unexpected defeat of his adoptive Viking clan by Alfred of Wessex and longs to recover his father's land. By the author of The Archer's Tale. 125,000 first printing.