The Listener

      Taylor Caldwell
The Listener

Who was the mysterious listener? And what strange power did he offer to fifteen people on a desperate quest? John Godfrey, retired lawyer in a large midwestern city, erects a beautiful marble sanctum as a monument to his late wife. Inside, behind an electronic screen that hides him from each visitor, is the unknown one who sits. . .and listens.


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    Bright Flows the River

      Taylor Caldwell
Bright Flows the River

He had built an empire out of a worthless scrap of farmland, rising from the wrong side of the tracks to move gracefully within the inner circles of the very rich: the American dream came true for him; now it was turning into a nightmare..: one night he tried to kill himself in his car; suddenly he was forced to come to terms with what he'd been and what he'd become: drama of a man's struggle for power.


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    Glory and the Lightning

      Taylor Caldwell
Glory and the Lightning

New York Times Bestseller: A breathtaking saga of ancient Greece and one of history’s most influential political couples, Aspasia and Pericles.

Born in the Greek city of Miletus, Aspasia was destined for a life of tragedy. Her wealthy father vowed to abandon any female child, so Aspasia was secreted away, educated independently of her family, and raised as a courtesan. She discovered at an early age how to use her powers of intellect as ingeniously as those of the flesh.

Ensconced in the Persian harems of Al Taliph, she meets the man who will change her fate: Pericles, the formidable political leader, statesman, ruler of Athens, and Aspasia’s most cherished lover. She becomes his trusted confidante, his equal through scandal, war, and revolt.

From the eruption of the Peloponnesian War to violent political and family rivalries to a devastating plague, author Taylor Caldwell plunges the reader into the heart of ancient Athens. In bringing to life the tumultuous love affairs and gripping power struggles of one of history’s most complicated and fascinating women, Glory and the Lightning is thrilling proof that “Caldwell never falters when it comes to storytelling” (Publishers Weekly).

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Taylor Caldwell including rare images from the author’s estate.


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    The Wide House

      Taylor Caldwell
The Wide House

Portrait of a Magnetic and Wicked Woman in Pre-Civil War American. Janie Cauder , the young wife who hounded her husband to his grave.. the rapacious mistress whose lover fled from her into a sterile marriage..the vehement mother who drove her children to madness, down paths of bitter, twisted lives. Still , her victims loved her. And only Janies, the fiery redhead, knew why.


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    Ceremony of the Innocent

      Taylor Caldwell
Ceremony of the Innocent

Ellen was born into servanthood and this was the only life she ever knew.. until Jeremy..; this successful New York lawyer saw in Ellen a ravishingly beautiful woman: the woman he was going to marry; Ellen was catapulted into this unknown world of politics, wealth and power, where her loving innocence was threatened by hypocrisy and ruthless ambition: Jeremy was the only one who could save her.


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    The Arm and the Darkness

      Taylor Caldwell
The Arm and the Darkness

THE CARDINAL LUSTED AFTER THE YOUNG QUEEN, AND ALL OF FRANCE KNEW IT!
Taylor Caldwell's incomparable talent as a storyteller has never been more brilliantly revealed than in this thrilling novel of France in the time of the infamous Cardinal Richelieu and the struggle for survival between the Catholics and the Huguenots.

The Arm and the Darkness is a rich tapestry of the intrigue, loyalty and treachery that marked one of the most glittering epochs in the history of Europe.

Across the pages of this novel march the great men and women of the time. Woven into the fabric of this sweeping tale is the tender story of the love between Arsène, a dashing young Huguenot, and the beautiful Catholic peasant girl, Cecile.

This is a novel teeming with adventure and passion and stamped with that unmistakable aura of authenticity which has made the stories of Taylor Caldwell world-famous bestsellers.


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    Testimony of Two Men

      Taylor Caldwell
Testimony of Two Men

Someday the town of Hambledon might forget the lies they told about their brilliant young doctor. But they could never forgive the truths he told about them.
From this compelling story of a doctor at war with the world he has been taught to heal, Taylor Caldwell has fashioned a novel of an unforgettable, angry idealist -- a novel in which the drama of new medical frontiers becomes part of a sweeping chronicle of love, death, desire, and redemption.


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    Dialogues With the Devil

      Taylor Caldwell
Dialogues With the Devil

From a #1 New York Times–bestselling author: Lucifer and the Archangel Michael debate the fate of humanity in the final nights before the apocalypse.

Upon the end of days, Lucifer, the Fallen One, that Infernal of Infernals and Murderer of Hope, wonders if his Father will bother to raise another race after Armageddon. After all, he’ll only have to tempt them—again—to certain death. Their choice, not his. On God’s behalf, Archangel Michael responds. So begins a series of letters between two brothers, at once cordial and combative, about their purpose, their fears, their familial estrangement, and their Father’s great folly: the human race.

Equally defensive, unrepentant, objective, and, for a time, amused, they challenge each other on science and spirituality, physical love and emotional love, the crucifixion and the crimes committed by man. They deliberate the virtues of empathy and vengeance, redemption and punishment, and the laws of the Bible versus its lies. Their civil discourse soon becomes a heated trial of wills.

Based on a close reading of the Old and New Testaments, Dialogues with the Devil was conceived by author Taylor Caldwell “to give Lucifer his day in court.” A dramatic and insightful examination of family, morality, and faith, it is a singular work of fiction from “a wonderful storyteller” and one of twentieth-century America’s most popular and prolific authors (A. Scott Berg, National Book Award–winning author of Maxwell Perkins: Editor of Genius).

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Taylor Caldwell including rare images from the author’s estate.


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    Dear and Glorious Physician

      Taylor Caldwell
Dear and Glorious Physician

Today St. Luke is known as the author of the third Gospel of the New Testament, but two thousand years ago he was Lucanus, a Greek, a man who loved, knew the emptiness of bereavement, and later traveled through the hills and wastes of Judea asking, "What manner of man was my Lord?" And it is of this Lucanus that Taylor Caldwell tells here in one of the most stirring stories ever lived or written.


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    A Pillar of Iron: A Novel of Ancient Rome

      Taylor Caldwell
A Pillar of Iron: A Novel of Ancient Rome

New York Times * Bestseller: A magnificent novel of ancient Rome and the tragic life of Cicero*, who tried in vain to save the republic he loved from tyranny.

In this riveting tale, the Roman Empire in its final glory is seen through the eyes of philosopher, orator, and political theorist Marcus Tullius Cicero.

From his birth in 106 BC in the hill town of Arpinum, Cicero, the educated son of a wealthy member of the equestrian order, is destined for greatness. At a young age, he discovers the legend of the Unknown God, the coming Messiah, and it propels the rising lawyer on a journey of spiritual conflict and self-discovery. From his tumultuous family life to his tenuous alliance with Julius Caesar to a fateful love affair with the Roman empress Livia and, finally, to the political role that will make him a target of powerful enemies, A Pillar of Iron is the story of Cicero’s legacy as one the greatest influences on Western civilization.

Based on hundreds of speeches, voluminous private correspondence, and ancient texts and manuscripts, this bestselling epic brings into focus Cicero’s complicated relationships with his contemporaries, including Caesar, Mark Antony, and Crassus, and brilliantly captures the pageantry, turmoil, and intrigue of life in ancient Rome. According to legendary editor Maxwell Perkins, author “Taylor Caldwell is a storyteller first, last and foremost, and once you begin reading one of her books, you can’t help finishing it.”

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Taylor Caldwell including rare images from the author’s estate.


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    To Look and Pass

      Taylor Caldwell
To Look and Pass

If Dan Hendricks had been born thirty or so years later, things would not have happened as they did. In a restless and mobile nation he could have escaped from the past, assumed another identity. But in the close-knit community of South Kenton at the turn of the century, he could not escape. — From his earliest years, Dan seemed marked out by fate as one of its victims. In the eyes of the small respectable American town he was an outcast, a social misfit. His mother was dead; his father was only a blacksmith and , what was worse, a drunkard, and the two of them lived in a two-room shack behind the smithy. When Dan fell in love, it was with a woman twenty-two years older than him; when he got married, it was to a woman who hated him and wanted to make him suffer, and who succeeded - even after her death.

This is the poignant story of a man who chose to do more than to look and pass'; a man who was good, honorable and high of heart, but whose end was lonely and tragic.


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    On Growing Up Tough: An Irreverent Memoir

      Taylor Caldwell
On Growing Up Tough: An Irreverent Memoir

Now she looks with disarming candor at her own life and at the early years in England and America when she was "growing up tough." Here was no idyllic childhood. She is under no illusions about her parents, especially the strong-minded little mother who insisted that young Janet, as she was christened, could do the work of any able-bodied boy. "In fact," she muses wryly, "my parents probably invented Women's Liberation." thus forcing her into a fierce self-reliance which never allowed her to play "the big female con game" of a pampered, protected housewife.


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    Answer as a Man

      Taylor Caldwell
Answer as a Man

All his life, Jason Garrity has had to battle intolerance and injustice in his quest for power, money, and love. His new hotel will give him financial security, the means to support a loving family and become an upstanding citizen. When family secrets and financial greed combine to destroy his dreams, his rigid moral convictions are suddenly brought into question.


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    Never Victorious, Never Defeated

      Taylor Caldwell
Never Victorious, Never Defeated

Taylor Caldwell, whom millions know for her powerful novels about American industrial dynasties, writes here in the vein of her greatest successes. Her theme is one welling from the heart-springs of American life - the story of the Interstate, a railroad founded in the latter days of Jackson's presidency, which grew through one hundred stormy, changeful years of our history into a vast enterprise; and the story of the extraordinary family with whom its fortunes were intertwined, the deWitts. It is 1866. In the small Pennsylvania city of Portersville, headquarters of the Interstate, old Aaron deWitt watches enigmatically as his two sons struggle for control of the railroad he founded.


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    The Earth Is the Lord's

      Taylor Caldwell
The Earth Is the Lord's

For Taylor Caldwell's legions of fans, this novel provides her usual wealth of historical detail and finely drawn characters. The book covers the early life of the great conqueror, focusing primarily on characters: his stern and indomitable mother, the cynical and outcast uncle who educates him, his manipulative wife Bortei, the boyhood friends who become his generals and paladins, and his blood brother Jamuga, who is both his dearest friend and bitterest enemy. Caldwell provides considerable rationale for Genghis Khan's later spectacular career of conquest. The novel draws a hugely colorful and very detailed portrait of life in Central Asia during the Middle Ages: from nomadic desert tribes, to wealthy and decadent cities like Samarkand, to the decaying empires of China. For lovers of colorful historical fiction, this book is quite a treat!


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    The Final Hour

      Taylor Caldwell
The Final Hour

The Bouchards, by a stroke of the pen or a word in the right ear, could change the destiny of nations--and they did. But all was not well within the family fortress....There was Henri. He was consumed by his lust for power--and his illicit passion for another man's wife. ANd Celeste. She had devoted her life to her husband, Peter. But Peter had failed her as a man. She detested Henri but she could not resist his strength. And Peter. He was an invalid for his courage threatened to expose the treachery of the Bouchards....


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    The Strong City

      Taylor Caldwell
The Strong City

Poverty had drained him of all mercy, the great blast furnaces of the steel mills had burned all love and honor from his heart. Nothing was left but a hunger of wealth, a dream of power, and the terrible knowledge that only the ruthless could rise from the muck to live in the mansions of the mighty. Obsessed by this savage vision, he clawed his way from the slag pits to the peak of a mighty empire of steel. Men who opposed him were trampled, women who loved him were stripped of all decency and pride, left naked to his scornful lust. Except for one, whose strange, fierce love remained unconquerable, whose passion mocked him in every blazing triumph. Their wild, heart-rending combat runs like blood through the veins of this sweeping, magnificent story of America's growth, a story that only Taylor Caldwell could have written.


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