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A young sea Captain, new to both his ship and crew, finds a naked man holding onto the side of the ship one night. Hiding the man, Leggatt, in his cabin the Captain learns of Leggatt's murderous past. The two develop a bond and the Captain continues to conceal Leggett's presence. But how long can he be kept hidden from suspicious crew members? What will happen when the skipper from Leggatt's ship visits? Can Leggatt escape the ship or himself?
A man in the 1890s falls asleep for two hundred and three years. When he awakes, he learns that his investments have accumulated to make him the richest and most powerful man on Earth. The new London has completely transformed into a place that horrifies him and that it is his name that is used to maintain an oppressive hierarchical society where a large proportion of people are uneducated and impoverished. He is the man with the power to change things.......
The Underground Railroad says of itself: "An authentic record of the wonderful hardships, hairbreadth escapes, and death struggles which mark the track from slavery to freedom in the United States." The Underground Railroad was a network of secret routes helping African Americans escape to 'free states' or Canada. Between 1810 and 1850 the Railroad may have moved as many 100,000 people to freedom.
Therese Raquin begins an affair with a friend of her husband. Their passion is such a contrast to her dry almost loveless marriage that they plot to drown her husband. The novel caused a scandal when it was published and Zola continued to be a controversial and notorious figure.
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