Perkins of Portland
Autor: Ellis Parker Butler
Ellis Parker Butler (1869-1937) was a contemporary of many big names in American fiction straddling the 19th and 20th centuries. but today he’s almost completely forgotten. Butler. the author of more than 30 books and more than 2.000 stories and essays. His writing spanned more than forty years and his stories. poems and articles were published in more than 225 magazines. „Perkins of Portland „ are amusing tales showing the effectiveness of advertising some rather questionable products. Perkins and the narrator partner in promotions directed at a gullible and willing public. Unlike most tales of the kind. with moralistic endings where the ’sharps’ come to grief. Perkins and Co. become wealthy and quite pleased with themselves.
The Hundredth Chance
Autor: Ethel M. Dell
„The Hundredth Chance” is one of Ethel M. Dell’s most passionate and dramatic tales. Jack Bolton is the genius of the racing stable of Lord Saltash. He falls in love with Maud Brian. daughter of Lady Bernard Brian. who is married to the innkeeper Giles Sheppard. While Maud knows Jack is in love with her. she is half in love with Lord Saltash and does not love Jack. However. Lord Saltash’s cruelty to her crippled brother Bunny makes her hesitate. She contemplates marrying Jack to protect her brother. Jack then takes the „hundredth chance” and asks Maud to marry him. hoping her love will come later. A classic romance and mystery/saga of a pair of star-crossed lovers. who. after many chances. have one last chance to express themselves.
Autor: Alfred J. Church
Alfred John Church (1829-1912) was an English classical scholar. He was born in London and was educated at King’s College London. and Lincoln College. Oxford. he took holy orders and was an assistant-master at Merchant Taylors’ School for many years. Church wrote a number of stories in English re-telling of classical tales and legends for young people. „Lucius Adventures of a Roman Boy”. follows Lucius as he talks with Cicero. meets Spartacus. falls in love. is kidnapped by pirates. joins the Roman army. is captured by king Mithridates. and finds pirate treasure! Sounds exciting? Follow the young Lucius Marius who leads an adventurous life in Ancient Rome from the time of his capture by Spartacus.
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