Marie Corelli (1 May 1855 -- 21 April 1924) was a British novelist. She enjoyed a period of great literary success from the publication of her first novel in 1886 until World War I. Corelli's novels sold more copies than the combined sales of popular contemporaries, including Arthur Conan Doyle, H. G. Wells, and Rudyard Kipling. Corelli was born in London. She wrote both fiction and nonfiction, short stories and dramatic plays. Some of her works were adapted to film and theatre productions. In her final years, Corelli lived on Stratford-Upon-Avon. She was considered to be eccentric and could be seen boating there in a gondola from Venice complete with a gondolier. Corelli died there in 1924 and is buried in the Evesham Road cemetery. Her house, Mason Croft, still stands on Church Street and is now the home of the Shakespeare Institute.
For the airline executives finalizing a merger that would make news in the business world, the nine a.m. meeting would be a major milestone. But after marketing VP Paul Rogan walked into the plush conference room, strapped with explosives, the headlines told of death and destruction instead. The NYPSD’s Eve Dallas confirms that Rogan was cruelly coerced by two masked men holding his family hostage. His motive was saving his wife and daughter—but what was the motive of the masked men?
Despite the chaos and bad publicity, blowing up one meeting isn’t going to put the brakes on the merger. All it’s accomplished is shattering a lot of innocent lives. Now, with the help of her billionaire husband Roarke, Eve must untangle the reason for an inexplicable act of terror, look at suspects inside and outside both corporations, and determine whether the root of this crime lies in simple sabotage, or something far more complex and twisted.
'Look! You want to see! See! Feast your eyes, glut your soul on my cursed ugliness! Look at Erik's face! Now you know the face of the voice!’
Living secretly beneath the Paris Opera House, 'The Phantom of the Opera', Erik has haunted those who work there with his demands and shrouded the opera house in fear with the legend of his disfigured face. When Christine joins the company, a young woman with a beautiful voice, Erik is instantly smitten and secretly teaches her to become a great singer. He soon develops an obsessive love for his beautiful protégé, even though she has fallen for her childhood friend, resulting in her disappearance during a performance and sparking a tragic and terrifying chain of events.
One of the most well-known and well-loved gothic horror stories, Leroux's suspenseful tale of unrequited love, passion and tragedy is both dark and moving in its portrayal of Erik, the anti-hero in his yearning for Christine.
* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Corelli’s life and works
* Concise introductions to the major novels
* All 21 novels in the US public domain, with individual contents tables
* Features rare novels appearing for the first time in digital publishing, including ‘Wormwood’, ‘Barabbas’, ‘Holy Orders’ and many more
* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Rare story collections available in no other eBook
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories
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* A selection of non-fiction
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres
Please note: due to copyright restrictions, Corelli's last two novels ('Love and the Philosopher' and 'Open Confession') cannot appear in the collection. When new texts enter the public domain, they will be added to the eBook as a free update.
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A Romance of Two Worlds
Wormwood: A Drama of Paris
The Soul of Lilith
The Sorrows of Satan
The Mighty Atom
The Murder of Delicia
Ziska: The Problem of a Wicked Soul
Temporal Power: A Study in Supremacy
God’s Good Man
Treasure of Heaven
The Young Diana
The Secret Power
The Shorter Fiction
The Song of Miriam and Other Stories
The Strange Visitation of Josiah McNason
Delicia and Other Stories
The Love of Long Ago, and Other Stories
The Short Stories
List of Short Stories in Chronological Order
List of Short Stories in Alphabetical Order
The Modern Marriage Market
The Passing of the Great Queen
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