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The Anglo-French novelist William Le Queux penned popular thrillers and intriguing espionage novels. He led an adventurous life, in keeping with his fiction, serving as a diplomat for San Marino, while extensively travelling Europe, the Balkans and North Africa. He was also a flying buff and a wireless pioneer, who broadcasted music from his own station long before radio was generally available. His most famous works are the invasion fantasies ‘The Great War in England in 1897’ and ‘The Invasion of 1910’. Le Queux’s exaggerated tales and falsified accounts of Britain’s neighbours, playing upon the fervid xenophobia of the time, were so powerful and gripping that they led to the creation of Britain’s first Secret Service Bureau, the forerunner of MI5. This eBook presents the largest collection ever compiled of Le Queux’s fiction, with numerous illustrations, many rare texts and informative introductions. (Version 1)* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Le Queux’s life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * 74 novels, with individual contents tables * Features many rare novels appearing for the first time in digital publishing * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Famous works such as ‘The Great War in England in 1897’ are fully illustrated with their original artwork * Rare story collections available in no other collection, including ‘Strange Tales of a Nihilist’ * Includes a range of Le Queux’s non-fiction * Features Le Queux’s fascinating autobiography, first time in digital print * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and genresPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titlesCONTENTS:The Novels Guilty Bonds (1891) The Great War in England in 1897 (1894) Zoraida (1894) The Temptress (1895) The Great White Queen (1896) A Secret Sin (1897) Devil’s Dice (1897) Whoso Findeth a Wife (1897) The Eye of Istar (1897) Scribes and Pharisees (1898) If Sinners Entice Thee (1898) The Bond of Black (1899) The Day of Temptation (1899) The Veiled Man (1899) The Wiles of the Wicked (1900) An Eye for an Eye (1900) In White Raiment (1900) Of Royal Blood (1900) Her Majesty’s Minister (1901) The Sign of the Seven Sins (1901) The Gamblers (1901) The Under-Secretary (1902) The Unnamed (1902) The Tickencote Treasure (1903) The Seven Secrets (1903) The Closed Book (1904) As We Forgive Them (1904) The Sign of the Stranger (1904) The Hunchback of Westminster (1904) The Idol of the Town (1904) The Czar’s Spy (1905) Behind the Throne (1905) The Pauper of Park Lane (1906) The Count’s Chauffeur (1906) The Invasion of 1910 (1906) The Mysterious Mr Miller (1906) Whatsoever a Man Soweth (1906) The Great Court Scandal (1907) The Lady in the Car (1908) Spies of the Kaiser (1909) The House of Whispers (1909) The Red Room (1909) Treasure of Israel (1910) Hushed Up! (1911) The Lost Million (1913) The Price of Power (1913) Her Royal Highness (1914) The White Lie (1914) The Four Faces (1914) The Sign of Silence (1915) The Mysterious Three (1915) At the Sign of the Sword (1915) The Mystery of the Green Ray (1915) The Zeppelin Destroyer (1916) Number 70, Berlin (1916) The Way to Win (1916) The Broken Thread (1916) The Place of Dragons (1916) Annette of the Argonne (1916) Beryl of the Biplane (1917) Sant of the Secret Service (1918) The Stolen Statesman (1918) The Doctor of Pimlico (1919) Whither Thou Goest (1920) The Intriguers (1920) The Red Widow (1920) Mademoiselle of Monte Carlo (1921) This House to Let (1921) Tracked by Wireless (1922) The Gay Triangle (1922) The Golden Face (1922) The Stretton Street Affair (1922) The Voice from the Void (1922) The Golden Three (1930)The Shorter Fiction Strange Tales of a Nihilist (1892) Stolen Souls (1895) The Secret of the Fox Hunter (1903) The Death-Doctor (1912) The Bomb-Makers (1917) The Crimes Club (1927)The Non-Fiction Britain’s Deadly Peril (1915) The German Spy System from Within (1915) German Atrocities (1915) The Minister of Evil (1917) Rasputin the Rascal Monk (1917) The Secrets of Potsdam (1918)The Autobiography Things I Know About Kings, Celebrities and CrooksPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks.

Fiction

The Little Duke: Richard the Fearless | Charlotte Yonge

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Social Science

Condition of the Working-Class in England | Friedrich Engels

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This masterpiece by Engels reflects his views on the plight of labour classes in England. It is based on his in-depth research and parliamentary reports. In a factual and analytic manner he has voiced his support for fundamental human rights. It is an emphatic protest against the barbarianism of capitalism and industrialization. A prototypical opus!.

Social Science

Discipline and Punish | Michel Foucault

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In this brilliant work, the most influential philosopher since Sartre suggests that such vaunted reforms as the abolition of torture and the emergence of the modern penitentiary have merely shifted the focus of punishment from the prisoner's body to his soul..

Fiction

To Kill a Mockingbird | Harper Lee

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Voted America's Best-Loved Novel in PBS's The Great American Read Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep South—and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred One of the most cherished stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than forty million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the twentieth century by librarians across the country. A gripping, heart-wrenching, and wholly remarkable tale of coming-of-age in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice, it views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl, as her father—a crusading local lawyer—risks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime..

History

The Address Book | Deirdre Mask

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Finalist for the 2020 Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction | One of Time Magazines's 100 Must-Read Books of 2020 | Longlisted for the 2020 Porchlight Business Book Awards "An entertaining quest to trace the origins and implications of the names of the roads on which we reside." —Sarah Vowell, The New York Times Book Review When most people think about street addresses, if they think of them at all, it is in their capacity to ensure that the postman can deliver mail or a traveler won’t get lost. But street addresses were not invented to help you find your way; they were created to find you. In many parts of the world, your address can reveal your race and class. In this wide-ranging and remarkable book, Deirdre Mask looks at the fate of streets named after Martin Luther King Jr., the wayfinding means of ancient Romans, and how Nazis haunt the streets of modern Germany. The flipside of having an address is not having one, and we also see what that means for millions of people today, including those who live in the slums of Kolkata and on the streets of London. Filled with fascinating people and histories, The Address Book illuminates the complex and sometimes hidden stories behind street names and their power to name, to hide, to decide who counts, who doesn’t—and why..

Fiction

A Bride Unveiled | Jillian Hunter

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Violet Knowlton is betrothed to the sensible, if tedious, Sir Godfrey Maitland. When Godfrey escorts her to a fencing demonstration, she looks forward to the adventurous diversion, but everything changes when she realizes the swordsman displaying his skill-and dashing good looks- is none other than her childhood friend Kit. Soon the flames of their forbidden past ignite into a passion neither can refuse. Although Violet has been promised to another, Kit remains her first and only love. He vows he will possess her, no matter what stands in his way....

Young Adult Fiction

Bucking the Sarge | Christopher Paul Curtis

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Luther T. Farrell has got to get out of Flint, Michigan. As his best friend Sparky says, “Flint’s nothing but the Titanic.” And his mother, a.k.a. the Sarge, says, “Take my advice and stay off the sucker path.” The Sarge milked the system to build an empire of slum housing and group homes. Luther’s just one of the many people trapped in the Sarge’s Evil Empire—but he’s about to bust out. If Luther wins the science fair this year, he’ll be on track for college and a future as America’s best-known and best-loved philosopher. All he’s got to do is beat his arch rival Shayla Patrick, the beautiful daughter of Flint’s finest undertaker—and the love of Luther’s life. Sparky’s escape plans involve a pit bull named Poofy and the world’s scariest rat. Oh, and Luther. Add to the mix Chester X., Luther’s mysterious roommate; Dontay Gaddy, a lawyer whose phone number is 1-800-SUE’M ALL; and Darnell Dixon, the Sarge’s go-to guy who knows how to break all the rules. Bucking the Sarge is a story that only Christopher Paul Curtis could tell. Once again the Newbery Award–winning author of Bud, Not Buddy and The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963 gives us a whole new angle on life and a world full of unforgettable and hilarious characters. Readers will root for Luther and Sparky every step of the way. Praise for The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963: “An exceptional first novel.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred “Ribald humor . . . and a totally believable child’s view of the world will make this book an instant hit.”—School Library Journal, Starred Praise for Bud, Not Buddy: “Curtis has given a fresh, new look to a traditional orphan-finds-a-home story that would be a crackerjack read-aloud.” —School Library Journal, Starred.

Fiction

Middlemarch | George Eliot

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Middlemarch's society is a complex web, and those who do not learn to navigate the intricate threads soon find themselves hopelessly entangled. In 1830s England, social status is no longer determined solely by birth, but by one's education, professional success, and choice of marriage partner. The inhabitants of Middlemarch must learn to reconcile their desires with society's expectations—or face the consequences. English author Mary Ann Evans used a male pseudonym—George Eliot—for her writing in an effort to combat the pervasive stereotypes that relegated female writers to frivolous, romantic subjects. Her novel challenged convention both in its unapologetic examination of political themes and in its scrutiny of daily life among the provincial middle class. First published in eight parts between 1871 and 1872, this is an unabridged version of Eliot's historical epic..

Language Arts & Disciplines

Dictionary of the British English Spelling System | Greg Brooks

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This book will tell all you need to know about British English spelling. It's a reference work intended for anyone interested in the English language, especially those who teach it, whatever the age or mother tongue of their students. It will be particularly useful to those wishing to produce well-designed materials for teaching initial literacy via phonics, for teaching English as a foreign or second language, and for teacher training. English spelling is notoriously complicated and difficult to learn; it is correctly described as much less regular and predictable than any other alphabetic orthography. However, there is more regularity in the English spelling system than is generally appreciated. This book provides, for the first time, a thorough account of the whole complex system. It does so by describing how phonemes relate to graphemes and vice versa. It enables searches for particular words, so that one can easily find, not the meanings or pronunciations of words, but the other words with which those with unusual phoneme-grapheme/grapheme-phoneme correspondences keep company. Other unique features of this book include teacher-friendly lists of correspondences and various regularities not described by previous authorities, for example the strong tendency for the letter-name vowel phonemes (the names of the letters ) to be spelt with those single letters in non-final syllables..

Psychology

Ourselves | Charlotte Mason

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Ourselves, the fourth volume of Charlotte Mason's Classic Homeschooling Series, is a character curriculum book written directly to children. Book I, Self-Knowledge, is for elementary school students; Book II, Self-Direction, is for older students. Self-Knowledge discusses our human desires and appetites; the "helpers" in our minds, such as intellect, sense of beauty, imagination, and reason; the ways in which we feel and express love for others, including sympathy, kindness, generosity, gratitude, courage, loyalty, and humilty; and truth, justice, and integrity; and ends by encourages children to develop the habit of being useful. Self-Direction is an in-depth discussion of the conscience and virtues such as temperance, chastity, fortitude, and prudence; the will and self-control; and the soul and its capacities, such as prayer, thanksgiving, faith, and praise. Charlotte Mason was a late nineteenth-century British educator whose ideas were far ahead of her time. She believed that children are born persons worthy of respect, rather than blank slates, and that it was better to feed their growing minds with living literature and vital ideas and knowledge, rather than dry facts and knowledge filtered and pre-digested by the teacher. Her method of education, still used by some private schools and many homeschooling families, is gentle and flexible, especially with younger children, and includes first-hand exposure to great and noble ideas through books in each school subject, conveying wonder and arousing curiosity, and through reflection upon great art, music, and poetry; nature observation as the primary means of early science teaching; use of manipulatives and real-life application to understand mathematical concepts and learning to reason, rather than rote memorization and working endless sums; and an emphasis on character and on cultivating and maintaining good personal habits. Schooling is teacher-directed, not child-led, but school time should be short enough to a.

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Why Kill the Innocent | C. S. Harris

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A brutal murder draws nobleman Sebastian St. Cyr into the tangled web of the British royal court in this gripping historical mystery from the national bestselling author of Where the Dead Lie. London, 1814. As a cruel winter holds the city in its icy grip, the bloody body of a beautiful young musician is found half-buried in a snowdrift. Jane Ambrose's ties to Princess Charlotte, the only child of the Prince Regent and heir presumptive to the throne, panic the palace, which moves quickly to shut down any investigation into the death of the talented pianist. But Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, and his wife Hero refuse to allow Jane's murderer to escape justice. Untangling the secrets of Jane's world leads Sebastian into a maze of dangerous treachery where each player has his or her own unsavory agenda and no one can be trusted. As the Thames freezes over and the people of London pour onto the ice for a Frost Fair, Sebastian and Hero find their investigation circling back to the palace and building to a chilling crescendo of deceit and death . . ..

Fiction

Ulysses | James Joyce

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"I hold this book to be the most important expression which the present age has found; it is a book to which we are all indebted, and from which none of us can escape." T.S. Eliot Ulysses depicts a day in Leopold Bloom’s life, broken into episodes analogous to Homer’s Odyssey and related in rich, varied styles. Joyce’s novel is celebrated for its depth of learning, earthy humor, literary allusions and piercing insight into the human heart. First published in Paris in 1922 Ulysses was not published in the United States until 1934. Immediately recognized as an extraordinary work that both echoed the history of English literature and took it in new, unheralded directions, Joyce’s book was controversial. Its widespread release was initially slowed by censors nitpicking a few passages. The novel is challenging, in that it is an uncommon reader who will perceive all that Joyce has put into his pages upon first reading, but it is uniquely rewarding for anyone willing to follow where the author leads. Far more than a learned exercise in literary skill, Ulysses displays a sense of humor that ranges from delicate to roguish as well as sequences of striking beauty and emotion. Chief among the latter must be the novel’s climactic stream of consciousness step into the mind of the protagonist’s wife, Molly Bloom, whose open-hearted acceptance of life and love is among the most memorable and moving passages in English literature. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Ulysses is both modern and readable..

Language Arts & Disciplines

The Language Instinct | Steven Pinker

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The classic book on the development of human language by the world’s leading expert on language and the mind. In this classic, the world's expert on language and mind lucidly explains everything you always wanted to know about language: how it works, how children learn it, how it changes, how the brain computes it, and how it evolved. With deft use of examples of humor and wordplay, Steven Pinker weaves our vast knowledge of language into a compelling story: language is a human instinct, wired into our brains by evolution. The Language Instinct received the William James Book Prize from the American Psychological Association and the Public Interest Award from the Linguistics Society of America. This edition includes an update on advances in the science of language since The Language Instinct was first published..