Victorian stories, books, poems, and more

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Book / Fantasy

August 14, 2018

Reads: 1691

Comments: 27

Shelves: 3

The The Imaginarium House

Just suppose Queen Victoria abdicated? Just suppose her only child, a daughter also named Victoria, came to the British throne. Would she settle into the task? Would she have to resign from the British Secret Service? That's right Queen Victoria the Second works for British Intelligence as a spy… Read More

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"Interesting read. I love the George Washington quote and the other historical tie-bits mixed in with this read. Reminds me of JFK’s shooter wh..." Read More

Book / Fantasy

August 04, 2018

Reads: 12

Shelves: 2

The Booksie Classic House

A young boy is offered a mysterious ancient book from a stranger, he takes it to his older brother who insists it's fake and hides it for it to not be found for years to come. Many years later as the older brother reaches adulthood;a complex and menacing situation… Read More

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Comments: 1

Shelves: 2

The The Imaginarium House

Some song lyrics I wrote one day, just for a laugh. I don't have any musical talent so it's not much of a song at this stage :-) Read More
An independent woman in a matriarchal world. A town lost in a parallel universe. My name is Clara Clarke and I’m a paranormal investigator in Londinium. Mother abandoned me as a child and the only memory I got from her is her books. They kept… Read More

Reads: 239

Comments: 1

Shelves: 2

The Booksie Classic House

Takes place in 1888 London, written in a form of diary entries. While Jack the Ripper terrorizes White Chapel , a series of strange events and omens interrupt the daily lives of several people. Read More

Reads: 332

Comments: 3

Shelves: 2

The Booksie Classic House

Clack! Clack! Clack! The pick strikes time after time, rendering stone to rubble. Annette paces the floorboards nervously, as her husband works through day and night, deep in the cellar below. This house in the country was to be their adventure together, but what Malcolm has found in the… Read More

Reads: 109

Comments: 1

Shelves: 2

The Booksie Classic House

A Victorian harlot must make the difficult step to leave her baby in a house for unwanted children. Read More
In late December of 1854, a swarm of kidnappings sweep the streets of England. It takes the children of some the most powerful families in Europe. Let the game of cat and mouse begin! (I've always been bad at blurbs.) Read More
Amelia Ecclestone is a private detective in Victorian London. In this story The Honourable Sebastian Dudley has proposed marriage to an Actress and given her a family heirloom, when he is already engaged. Amelia helps rescue him from his folly. Read More

Book / Fantasy

November 07, 2017

Reads: 310

Comments: 4

Shelves: 4

The Booksie Classic House

Trying to outrun the aftermath of the Great Famine, seventeen year old Ashling believes her family's only chance for survival is with one less mouth to feed. On the run, Ashling discovers her ability to control the element Air. Her choice to leave Ireland saves her life,… Read More
A small extract from a short story I am currently working on. I have not come up with a definite title as of yet. It should be completed soon, however, i am writing on and off. PLeas let me know what you thought of it and I Hope you… Read More

Book / Other

October 02, 2017

Reads: 225

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

One of the greatest stories ever told by in my opinion the greatest writer of all time. I have taken my all time favourite story and re written it my way, hope you enjoy it x Read More
glance into an alternate past as the story unfolds into a not so typcial murder mystery in victorian england Read More
The Clockmaster is a mysterious figure who takes care of the clock tower, and builds the atches everyone in the Great City so cherishes. No one has ever seen his face, and the only ones that go in and out of the tower are him and his apprentice. Rumors fly… Read More
A chapter from my upcoming Novel "The Clockmaster", a continuation of my short story "Sky the Clockmaster" Weeks after the attempted murder of the Clockmaster, Kara the inventor is in turmoil. She still cannot believe the mild mannered man she grew up with did the things he did. Blaming herself… Read More

Reads: 456

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

This article details the history of Gaumont cinemas from the Victorian era through to the 1990s. It charts their highs and lows, from cinema being the 'in thing' and the emergence of colour, through to their decline following the second world war and the emergence of the new up and… Read More

Reads: 199

Comments: 2

Shelves: 3

The Booksie Classic House

I can just imagine this to be sung by my ancestors on a sunny afternoon outdoors, with their school bags thrown onto the floor. Read More

Reads: 337

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

It is complex, confusing, intriguing, all that goes through the minds of two people bound together by just one dance. Set in a Gregorian mansion setting, a young man and woman experience fate in-time. Read More

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Comments: 1

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The Booksie Classic House

Annabelle finds work as a maid for the Duke and Duchess of Middlebrook. She keeps her head down and goes about her business. But the Duke is an intelligent man and notices Annabelle’s potential. However, his relationship with Annabelle causes tension with the Duchess. Are the Duke’s feeling pure, or… Read More

Book / Fantasy

January 17, 2016

Reads: 367

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Blood. That was the last thing Ella saw, before the demon tore her parents apart. Blood, dripping down the grayish wood of the attic stairs, and the smell - a stench of rot that filled her lungs and nostrils. 8 years later, she still lives in her childhood home, a… Read More

Book / Other

December 23, 2015

Reads: 867

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

When a string of murders ravages Victorian London, two detectives play a game of cat and mouse against the source of the murders: a respected doctor and a century old vampire. The doctor's quest to extend human life goes awry and cholera patients are turned into ravenous ghouls. He relies… Read More
A knife rests in the pockets of a bloodthirsty man bent to make his mark on history. But he already had two hundred years ago. Area 51 figures out a way to predict upcoming criminals through research of past ones such as Jesse James, Al Capone, and Jack the Ripper.… Read More

Reads: 4007

Comments: 69

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

The year is 1838. Queen Victoria has been on the throne for one year. The world is powered by steam and airships roam the skies. Cyborgs and robots walk the streets as equals with humans and London is a centre of trade and wealth. At the London airship docks an… Read More

Reads: 1059

Comments: 13

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

In London, dark deeds and murder are eating through the hearts of the rich and aristocratic, instilling fear, terror and severe distrust. It's seen as a lucky day when only two people have died in suspicious circumstances by sun down. Members of the Fidelis Estate are being wiped out by… Read More

Reads: 297

Comments: 6

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Meet Edward Crowefoot:devil worshipper, the most notorious murder in Scottish history. Read More

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Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

The year is 1886. A man is searching for treasure inside an old abandoned mansion. But little does he know, there's a dark secret waiting for him within it's crumbling walls. Read More

Short Story / Riddles

March 05, 2015

Reads: 462

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Sometimes your hopes and dreams can become nightmares. Read More
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