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Charles Major (July 25, 1856 — February 13, 1913) was an American lawyer and novelist.

Born to an upper-middle class Indianapolis family, Major developed in interest in both law and English history at an early age and attended the University of Michigan from 1872 through 1875, being admitted to the Indiana bar association in 1877. Shortly thereafter he opened his own law practice, which launched a short political career, culminating in a year-long term in the Indiana state legislature.

Writing remained an interest of Major, and in 1898, he published his first novel, When Knighthood Was in Flower. The novel about England during the reign of King Henry VIII was an exhaustively researched historical romance, and became enormously popular, holding a place on the New York Times bestselling list for nearly three years. The novel was adapted into a popular Broadway play by Paul Kester in 1901, premiering at the Criterion Theatre that year. The novel also launched relatively successful film adaptations in 1908 and 1922.

With a successful writing career, Major gradually lessened his legal obligations, closing his law practice over a year after his first novel, in 1899. Published in 1902, his third novel, Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall, another historical romance, this time set in Elizabethan times, rivaled the success of his first. Once again, the novel was adapted for the theater by Paul Kester, and saw a film release in 1924 starring Mary Pickford.

Major continued to write and publish several additional novels, to varying degrees of success, as well as a number of children's adventure stories, most set in and around his native state of Indiana. Charles Major died of liver cancer on February 13, 1913, at his home in Shelbyville, Indiana.

In 2006, Shelbyville, Indiana native Eric Linne wrote and copyrighted a motion picture screenplay adaptation of Mr. Major's novel The Bears of Blue River.

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Total Books: 163
Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall
2015 - Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781517119119
ISBN-10: 1517119111
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Bears of Blue River
2014 - The Bears of Blue River (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781495298530
ISBN-10: 1495298531
Genre: Children's Books
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Uncle Tom Andy Bill A Story of Bears and Indian Treasure
2010 - Uncle Tom Andy Bill a Story of Bears and Indian Treasure [Classic Reprint] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781440058738
ISBN-10: 1440058733
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Yolanda Maid of Burgundy
2010 - Yolanda Maid of Burgundy (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781443231466
ISBN-10: 1443231460
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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When Knighthood Was in Flower Or the Love Story of Charles Brandon and Mary Tudor the King's Sister and Happening in the Reign of  Henry VIII
A Forest Hearth A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties
2010 - A Forest Hearth a Romance of Indiana in the Thirties (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781142082789
ISBN-10: 1142082784
Genre: Romance
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Yolanda Maid of Burgandy
2010 - Yolanda Maid of Burgandy (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781153220316
ISBN-10: 1153220318
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A Gentle Knight of Old Brandenburg
2010 - A Gentle Knight of Old Brandenburg (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781142861520
ISBN-10: 114286152X
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When Knighthood Was in Flower Bor the Love Story of Charles Brandon and Mary Tudor the King's Sister and Happening in the Reign Ofhenry Viii
The Touchstone of Fortune
2009 - The Touchstone of Fortune (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781150399084
ISBN-10: 1150399082
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Uncle Tom Andy Bill
2009 - Uncle Tom Andy Bill (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781117383552
ISBN-10: 1117383555
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A Madcap Princess Comedy Opera In Three Acts
2009 - A Madcap Princess Comedy Opera in Three Acts [1904] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781120122315
ISBN-10: 1120122317
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall With Numerous Scenes From the Play
2009 - Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall with Numerous Scenes From the Play [1902] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781112437199
ISBN-10: 1112437193
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Yolanda
2009 - Yolanda (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780217958400
ISBN-10: 0217958400
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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When Knighthood Was in Flower
2009 - When Knighthood Was in Flower (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781448686643
ISBN-10: 1448686644
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A Forest Hearth
2009 - A Forest Hearth (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780217161084
ISBN-10: 0217161081
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
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Become a Mogul 7 Major Success Principles For The Urban Entrepreneur
Sweet Alyssum
2009 - Sweet Alyssum [1911] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781104380045
ISBN-10: 1104380048
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Touchstone Of Fortune Being The Memoir Of Baron Clyde Who Lived Thrived And Fell In The Doleful Reign Of The So-Called Merry Monarch Charles II
When Knighthood Was in Flower Or The Love Story of Charles Brandon and Mary Tud