by E. Phillips Oppenheim
(1920) Espionage (WWI) / Mystery (Unraveling past events) /Suspense (Political)
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- Sir Everard Dominey, an Englishman, and Baron Leopold Von Ragastein, a German are old school acquaintances.
- They are more that that. The resemblance of the two is remarkable.
- Dominey shows up in Africa at the plantation of Baron Von Ragastein, who has been placed there for espionage work for Germany, in case of, or in preparation for war.
- Von Ragastein devises a plan to take advantage of an opportunity to switch places with Sir Edward and do some secret work in England, as Sir Edward.
- The masquerade will not be easy, as he must deal with Sir Edward's past. And must be prepared to encounter and best these situations:
o Sir Edward left England to flee a possible murder indictment.
o The event mentally effected his wife Rosamund to the point that she may want his life.
o The mother of the man he was supposed to have killed. THis woman is his wife's personal attendant and confidant.
o Rumors of a ghost of the man he was supposed to have killed.
o Von Ragastein's old lover, who is determined to cause trouble.
- Under these conditions, and thosed imposed by the war, can any one man keep up, 'The Great Impersonation'.
by John Alexander Hammerton
Humor (Rustic) / Satire
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- This is not so much of a story of Mr. Punch's life in the country.
- The country life is just a stage for a series of short skits and one-liners about country life.
- It appears to be much in the tradition of the Punch Magazine.
by H.P. Lovecraft
(1933) Fantasy (Gods vs Man) / Short story
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- The Gods of old have receded away from the encroachment of man, higher and higher into their mountain abodes..
- Man pursues them, ostensibly to praise and honor them.
- Is there no respite from these supposed lesser beings.
- Has man become, The Other Gods?
by Richard Jefferies
(1885) Sci-fi (Future) / Adventure (Quest)
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- This could be a story of Medieval times, but it is not.
- The Earth has undergone change, great change, in this future, but at the same time backward view of England.
- The how is not important, but both the land and man has reverted to an older state of existence.
- The land is wild and so are it\'s inhabitants. This could indeed be a page from a Medieval script, with its ancient way of Kings, serfdom and feudal government.
- This is the story of one man who sets out to try and make a life for himself, so he may marry the woman he loves.
- He has progressive ideas that are opposed to the thinking of the time. .
- It is the type of man, who can step forward in this, mans second chance: After London.