A Mummers Tale, by Anatole France, FREE. Through the trials and tribulations of a young French actress, France artfully depicts the manners and mores in Paris theater life in the early 1900s. Terrific characters, good plot, unsatisfactory ending.
In the Shadow of Vesuvius. A young slave’s fight to escape and save the life of the child in her care before Vesuvius buries Herculaneum and all who live there. $3.99
THE CORNET OF HORSE: A TALE OF MARLBOROUGH’S WARS by G.A. Henty, FREE
A sixteen-year-old joins the military under Lord Marlborough’s wing and has lots of surprising adventures. A lot of detail about the wars, but you can easily skip those if you want to and pick back up when the young man’s story resumes.
SUMMER by Edith Wharton, FREE
A peculiar tale set in early 20th century rural New England about a dissatisfied girl and her judgmental, narrow-minded fellow villagers. Unlikeble characters nd an unsatisfying plot.