Vietnam romance books

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Wuthering Heights - Emily Brontë

Jane Austen - Persuasion artwork Persuasion
Jane Austen
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 31 December 1816
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Persuasion is Jane Austen's last completed novel. She began it soon after she had finished Emma and completed it in August 1816. She died, at age 41, in 1817; Persuasion was published in December of that year (but dated 1818). More than eight years before the novel opens, Anne Elliot, then a lovely, thoughtful, warm-hearted 19-year old, accepted a proposal of marriage from the handsome young naval officer Frederick Wentworth. He was clever, confident, and ambitious, but poor and with no particular family connections to recommend him. Sir Walter, Anne's fatuous, snobbish father and her equally self-involved older sister Elizabeth were dissatisfied with her choice, maintaining that he was no match for an Elliot of Kellynch Hall, the family estate. Her older friend and mentor, Lady Russell, acting in place of Anne's late mother, persuaded her to break the engagement, for she, too, felt it was an imprudent match that was beneath Anne.


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Persuasion - Jane Austen

Jane Austen - Emma artwork Emma
Jane Austen
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 31 December 1814
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The story is about a beautiful girl Emma.  Noted for her beauty and cleverness, Emma is somewhat wasted in the small village of Highbury but takes a great deal of pride in her matchmaking skills. Unique among other women her age, she has no particular need to marry: she is in the unique situation of not needing a husband to supply her fortune.


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Emma - Jane Austen

Frances Hodgson Burnett - Vagabondia artwork Vagabondia
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 01 January 1924
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book reflects vision of an artistic family living a Bohemian London life, with as much of a relationship to the real thing as Elizabethan pastorals had to actually being a shepherd. It has good moral lessons about not being a flirt & not being too fond of finery, and the narrator constantly reminds the reader not to judge too harshly the disorder of her Bohemian household.


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Vagabondia - Frances Hodgson Burnett

Gilbert Parker - You Never Know Your Luck; being the story of a matrimonial deserter. Volume 2. artwork You Never Know Your Luck; being the story of a matrimonial deserter. Volume 2.
Gilbert Parker
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 01 January 1932
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

You Never Know Your Luck; being the story of a matrimonial deserter. Volume 2 is a romantic work of Gilbert Parker.


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You Never Know Your Luck; being the story of a matrimonial deserter. Volume 2. - Gilbert Parker

Max Simon Nordau - How Women Love artwork How Women Love
Max Simon Nordau
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 01 January 1923
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A collection fictional romantic collection of stories. It told a story of how women love their men. It was either pity, rank or title, age or experience. Either way a woman's love can be dedicated or fleeting.


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How Women Love - Max Simon Nordau

Victor Hugo - Notre-Dame de Paris artwork Notre-Dame de Paris
Victor Hugo
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 31 December 1884
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Frollo, l'archidiacre de Notre-Dame désire Esmeralda, la jeune et très belle bohémienne. Il ordonne à Quasimodo, le hideux sonneur de cloches de s'emparer d'elle. Elle est sauvée par le capitaine Phoebus, dont elle s'éprend. Frollo poignarde Phoebus et laisse accuser Esmeralda. Quasimodo entraîne la jeune fille dans la cathédrale pour lui offrir un asile. Inquiets de sa disparition, les truands, compagnons d'Esmeralda, attaquent Notre-Dame pour libérer la jeune fille. Ils sont repoussés par Quasimodo. Frollo assiste à la pendaison d'Esmeralda, mays Quasimodo, secrètement amoureux, va la venger.


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Notre-Dame de Paris - Victor Hugo

Wilkie Collins - Blind Love artwork Blind Love
Wilkie Collins
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 31 December 1911
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The novel is set during the Irish Land War of the early 1880s and tells the story of Iris Henley, an independent young woman who marries the "wild" Lord Harry Norland, a member of an Irish secret society, and becomes unhappily drawn into a conspiracy plot.


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Blind Love - Wilkie Collins

Wilkie Collins - Heart and Science artwork Heart and Science
Wilkie Collins
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 31 December 1882
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Heart and Science, one of Wilkie Collins' later novels, is concerned with the debate over what he termed 'the hideous secrets of vivisection'. A 31 year old doctor falling for a 17 year old girl. One common feature in his books is the weak and silly heroine, and a side character who is far more interesting (Miss Minerva). The woman in white is an another instance.


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Heart and Science - Wilkie Collins

Francis Lynde - A Fool for Love artwork A Fool for Love
Francis Lynde
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 01 January 1930
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

An exciting duel between a railway monarch who is celebrated as a hard fighter, and a young civil engineer, over a strip of track that means the right of way for two competing lines, forms the theme of this novel. The love comes into the story by means of a pretty girl, niece of the railroad magnate, who is divided in her mind between loyalty to her relative and a strong fancy for the young engineer. The story abounds in incident and is brightly and pleasantly told.


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A Fool for Love - Francis Lynde

Wilkie Collins - The Two Destinies artwork The Two Destinies
Wilkie Collins
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 31 December 1875
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is written of Mary Dermody is destined to be together with George Germaine one day, or so at least her grandmother prophesizes. Destiny at first doesn't seem to adhere to this plan, and the pair is separated and lose sight of each other. But when George saves a young woman from drowning, a strong connection seems to develop between them, which seems to be almost supernatural.


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The Two Destinies - Wilkie Collins

Honoré de Balzac - The Lily of the Valley artwork The Lily of the Valley
Honoré de Balzac
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 31 December 1849
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Lily of the Valley is an 1835 novel about love and society by French novelist. It concerns the affection — emotionally vibrant but never consummated — between Felix de Vandenesse and Henriette de Mortsauf.


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The Lily of the Valley - Honoré de Balzac

Frances Hodgson Burnett - A Lady of Quality artwork A Lady of Quality
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 31 December 1895
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Set in late 1600's England, the story follows the life of a woman living an unconventional life. The loves of her life and all of its ups and downs are included.


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A Lady of Quality - Frances Hodgson Burnett

Frances Hodgson Burnett - The Shuttle artwork The Shuttle
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Genre: Contemporary
Publish Date: 31 December 1869
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a romance but it is also about the rejuvenating effects of Americans and American money on a somewhat decadent English aristocracy.


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The Shuttle - Frances Hodgson Burnett

Frances Hodgson Burnett - Theo artwork Theo
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 01 January 1924
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a love story, the brightest, happiest and most entertaining description; lively, cheerful love stories in which the shadow cast is infinitesimally small compared with the stretch of sunlight.


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Theo - Frances Hodgson Burnett

Frances Hodgson Burnett - His Grace of Osmonde artwork His Grace of Osmonde
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 01 January 1924
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

His Grace of Osmonde, being the portions of that nobleman's life omitted in the relation of his Lady's story presented to the world of fashion under the title of 'A Lady of Quality'.


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His Grace of Osmonde - Frances Hodgson Burnett

William Dean Howells - Ragged Lady — Complete artwork Ragged Lady — Complete
William Dean Howells
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 01 January 1920
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is a remarkable story of a young girl who visits Venice to meet her future husband. The sequences are described exquisitely, characters are true-to-life and the realistic narrative is tinged with gentle humor.


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Ragged Lady — Complete - William Dean Howells

Gustave Flaubert - Education sentimentale. English artwork Education sentimentale. English
Gustave Flaubert
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 07 May 1880
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The novel describes the life of a young man (Frédéric Moreau) living through the revolution of 1848 and the founding of the Second French Empire, and his love for an older woman. It's a book about love and french history.


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Education sentimentale. English - Gustave Flaubert

Jane Austen - Sense and Sensibility artwork Sense and Sensibility
Jane Austen
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 10 June 2012
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Sense and Sensibility is a novel by Jane Austen, and was her first published work when it appeared in 1811 under the pseudonym "A Lady". A work of romantic fiction, better known as a comedy of manners, Sense and Sensibility is set in southwest England, London and Kent between 1792 and 1797,[1] and portrays the life and loves of the Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne. The novel follows the young ladies to their new home, a meagre cottage on a distant relative's property, where they experience love, romance and heartbreak. The philosophical resolution of the novel is ambiguous: the reader must decide whether sense and sensibility have truly merged.


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Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen

Larry Evans - Then I'll Come Back to You artwork Then I'll Come Back to You
Larry Evans
Genre: Suspense
Publish Date: 22 July 2006
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A gentle and endearing romance, with a lot of suspense and action tossed in. This romantic suspense offers an interesting read to the reader.


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Then I'll Come Back to You - Larry Evans

Jane Austen - Northanger Abbey artwork Northanger Abbey
Jane Austen
Genre: Paranormal
Publish Date: 31 December 1889
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Northanger Abbey is a hilarious parody of 18th century gothic novels. The heroine, 17-year old Catherine, has been reading far too many “horrid” gothic novels and would love to encounter some gothic-style terror — but the superficial world of Bath proves hazardous enough.


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Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen

Octave Feuillet - La Novela de un Joven Pobre artwork La Novela de un Joven Pobre
Octave Feuillet
Genre: Suspense
Publish Date: 31 December 1889
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

La obra está escrita en estilo de cuentos de hadas en español, se le ofrece la obra literaria de amor por cual es más famoso el escritor y dramaturgo francés, Octave Feuillet. Es una bella historia de amor; que te mantendrá en vilo con ganas de saber lo que va a ocurrir con el pobre hombre joven y la muchacha hermosa.


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La Novela de un Joven Pobre - Octave Feuillet

Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Gray artwork The Picture of Dorian Gray
Oscar Wilde
Genre: Paranormal
Publish Date: 31 December 1889
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Dorian is a good-natured young man until he discovers the power of his own exceptional beauty. As he gradually sinks deep into a frivolous, glamorous world of selfish luxury, he apparently remains physically unchanged by the stresses of his corrupt lifestyle and untouched by age. But up in his attic, hidden behind a curtain, his portrait tells a different story.


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The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde

Maria Parloa & Janet McKenzie Hill - Chocolate and Cocoa Recipes and Home Made Candy Recipes artwork Chocolate and Cocoa Recipes and Home Made Candy Recipes
Maria Parloa & Janet McKenzie Hill
Genre: Paranormal
Publish Date: 01 January 1933
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A selection of chocolate recipes which were produced for Walter Baker & Co, the oldest producer of chocolate in the United States. Advertisements used by Walter Baker & Co can be found in Section 7. and this books is cooking and housekeeping, the founder of two cooking schools, a noted lecturer on food topics, and an important early figure in the "domestic science".


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Chocolate and Cocoa Recipes and Home Made Candy Recipes - Maria Parloa & Janet McKenzie Hill

Arnold Bennett - The Price of Love artwork The Price of Love
Arnold Bennett
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 01 January 1931
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Rachel Louise Fleckring works for the elderly Mrs Maldon, and although with the woman for only a short time, she is taken into the heart of the family. She falls in love with one of Mrs Maldon's descendents, but along the way, she has to come to terms with the fact that he isn't, perhaps, the perfectly honest man she thought he was.


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The Price of Love - Arnold Bennett

Victor Hugo - Notre-Dame De Paris artwork Notre-Dame De Paris
Victor Hugo
Genre: Paranormal
Publish Date: 31 December 1830
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

These disreputable truands' night-time assault on the cathedral is one of the most spectacular set-pieces of Romantic literature. Hugo vividly depicts medieval Paris, where all life is dominated by the massive cathedral.


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Notre-Dame De Paris - Victor Hugo

Jane Austen - Mansfield Park artwork Mansfield Park
Jane Austen
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 31 December 1813
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This story is about Fanny Price who is born to a poor family, but is sent to her mother's rich relations to be brought up with her cousins. There she is treated as an inferior by all except her cousin Edmund, whose kindness towards her earns him her steadfast love.


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Mansfield Park - Jane Austen

Edward Bellamy - A Love Story Reversed artwork A Love Story Reversed
Edward Bellamy
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 31 December 1897
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The golden hands of the parlor clock point glimmeringly to an hourafter midnight, and the house is still. The gas is turned almost out, but the flickering of the dying sea-coal fire in the grate fitfullyillumines the forms and faces of two young women, who are seated beforeit, talking earnestly in low tones. It is apparent from their costumesthat they have been spending the evening out.  .


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A Love Story Reversed - Edward Bellamy

Jane Austen - Lady Susan artwork Lady Susan
Jane Austen
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 31 December 1793
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Although the theme, together with the focus on character study and moral issues, is close to Austen's published work (Sense and Sensibility was also originally written in the epistolary form), its outlook is very different, and the heroine has few parallels in 19th-century literature.


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Lady Susan - Jane Austen

Lily Dougall - A Dozen Ways Of Love artwork A Dozen Ways Of Love
Lily Dougall
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 01 January 1923
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The story of the book A young woman came down the main street of a small town in the south of Scotland. She was a maid-servant about thirty years old; she had a pretty though rather strong-featured face and yellow silken hair. When she came toward the end of the street she turned into a small draper's shop. A middle-aged woman stood behind the counter folding her wares.


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A Dozen Ways Of Love - Lily Dougall

Edith Wharton - The Age of Innocence artwork The Age of Innocence
Edith Wharton
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 01 January 1920
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Newland Archer, gentleman lawyer and heir to one of New York City's best families, is happily anticipating a highly desirable marriage to the sheltered and beautiful May Welland. Yet he finds reason to doubt his choice of bride after the appearance of Countess Ellen Olenska, May's exotic and beautiful 30-year-old cousin. Ellen has returned to New York from Europe after scandalously separating herself (per rumor) from a bad marriage to a Polish count. At first, Ellen's arrival and its potential taint on the reputation of his bride-to-be's family disturb Newland, but he becomes intrigued by the worldly Ellen, who flouts New York society's fastidious rules. As Newland's admiration for the countess grows, so does his doubt about marrying May, a perfect product of Old New York society; his match with May no longer seems the ideal fate he had imagined. Ellen's decision to divorce Count Olenski causes a social crisis for the other members of her family, who are terrified of scandal and disgrace. Living apart can be tolerated, but divorce is unacceptable. To save the Welland family's reputation, a law partner of Newland asks him to dissuade Countess Olenska from divorcing the count. He succeeds, but in the process comes to care for her; afraid of falling in love with Ellen, Newland begs May to accelerate their wedding date, but she refuses. Newland tells Ellen he loves her; Ellen corresponds, but is horrified that their love will aggrieve May. She agrees to remain in America, separated but still married to Count Olenski, only if they do not sexually consummate their love. Newland receives May's telegram agreeing to wed sooner. Newland and May marry. He tries unsuccessfully to forget Ellen. His society marriage is loveless, and the social life he once found absorbing has become empty and joyless. Though Ellen lives in Washington and has remained distant, he is unable to cease loving her. Their paths cross while he and May are in Newport, Rhode Island. Newland discovers that Count Olenski wishes Ellen to return to him, but she has refused, although her family wants her to reconcile with her husband and return to Europe. Frustrated by her independence, the family has cut off her money, as the count had already done.


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The Age of Innocence - Edith Wharton

George de Horne Vaizey - Big Game artwork Big Game
George de Horne Vaizey
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 31 December 1916
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The story setting, offerred in this book is romantic and unique. The story of young Margot as she try to help her brother achieve his dream. Margot schemes and plots to get her brother's poetry published.


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Big Game - George de Horne Vaizey

Alexander Pushkin - Marie; a story of Russian love artwork Marie; a story of Russian love
Alexander Pushkin
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 31 December 1836
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a historical Russian love story. This is an authentic story of love, war and forgiveness in the early times of Russia's development. Also it explores history of Russia.


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Marie; a story of Russian love - Alexander Pushkin

Thompson Buchanan - Making People Happy artwork Making People Happy
Thompson Buchanan
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 01 January 1937
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This collection starts, the entire company became agog with interest over the project of securing duly authorized officials. There were murmured conversations, confidential whisperings. As Ruth Howard earnestly declared, it was so exciting--a real election. A stealthy canvas of candidates was in full swing. The names of Mrs. Flynn and of Mrs. Carrington were heard oftenest. Incidentally, certain sentences threw light on individual methods of determining executive merit. A prim spinster shook her head violently over some suggestion from the woman beside her.


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Making People Happy - Thompson Buchanan

Aesop - Aesop's Fables artwork Aesop's Fables
Aesop
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 25 June 2008
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Aesop's Fables or the Aesopica is a collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave and story-teller believed to have lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 560 BCE. Of diverse origins, the stories associated with Aesop's name have descended to modern times through a number of sources. They continue to be reinterpreted in different verbal registers and in popular as well as artistic mediums.


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Aesop's Fables - Aesop

Marie Corelli - The Secret Power artwork The Secret Power
Marie Corelli
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 01 January 1924
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A romance takes place in a hidden city of immortals discovered by an intrepid heroine in the Egyptian desert. The intelligent woman who designed the air ship in the story is considered not competent to fly it, and expresses a willingness to throw away her own life, when questioned by the men who work for her, and consider her unfit to pilot the ship she invented!.


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The Secret Power - Marie Corelli

Alexandre Dumas - La dame aux camélias artwork La dame aux camélias
Alexandre Dumas
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 31 December 1894
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

La Dame aux camélias raconte l’amour d'un jeune bourgeois, Armand Duval, pour une courtisane, Marguerite Gautier, atteinte de tuberculose. La narration constitue un récit dans le récit, puisqu’Armand Duval raconte son aventure au narrateur initial du roman. Dans le demi-monde parisien chic, où se côtoient riches amateurs et femmes légères, le jeune Armand Duval tombe amoureux de la jeune et belle Marguerite Gautier, une des reines de ce monde éphémère de la noce.


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La dame aux camélias - Alexandre Dumas

Virginia Woolf - Night and Day artwork Night and Day
Virginia Woolf
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 01 January 1946
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Night and Day is a novel by Virginia Woolf first published on 20 October 1919. Set in Edwardian London, Night and Day contrasts the daily lives and romantic attachments of two acquaintances, Katharine Hilbery and Mary Datchet. The novel examines the relationships between love, marriage, happiness, and success.


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Night and Day - Virginia Woolf

George Eliot - The Mill on the Floss artwork The Mill on the Floss
George Eliot
Genre: Suspense
Publish Date: 31 December 1859
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The novel spans a period of 10 to 15 years and details the lives of Tom and Maggie Tulliver, siblings growing up at Dorlcote Mill on the River Floss at its junction with the more minor River Ripple near the village of St. Ogg's in Lincolnshire, England. Both the river and the village are fictional.


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The Mill on the Floss - George Eliot

Charles Dickens - The Battle of Life artwork The Battle of Life
Charles Dickens
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 31 December 1845
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Two sisters, Grace and Marion, live happily in an English village with their two servants, Clemency Newcome and Ben Britain, and their good-natured widower father Dr Jeddler. Dr Jeddler is a man whose philosophy is to treat life as a farce. Marion, the younger sister, is betrothed to Albert Heathfield, Jeddler's ward who is leaving the village to complete his studies. He entrusts Marion to Grace's care and makes a promise to return to win Marion's hand.


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The Battle of Life - Charles Dickens

Lily Dougall - The Mermaid artwork The Mermaid
Lily Dougall
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 01 January 1923
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a beautifully crafted Victorian novel. the story of a young man's growth in a lyrical manner. The real strength of the author lies in her ability to evoke the beautiful, desolate landscape which surrounds Caius's formative years, and also the strength of the characters which she has created. Caius is presented to us as a weak, vacillating young man. His actions (or lack of) are determined by his seeming inability to form a decision.


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The Mermaid - Lily Dougall

Alexander Pushkin - The Daughter of the Commandant artwork The Daughter of the Commandant
Alexander Pushkin
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 09 February 1837
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is a love story of a 17-year-old Russian Pyotr Grinyov, who is sent into military service during the Pugachev Rebellion of the 1770s. His service does not go as planned, especially after he meets Masha Mironov and falls in love. The passionate Pyotr risks duels and the scorn of father Mironov to win her love in return.


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The Daughter of the Commandant - Alexander Pushkin

Edward Payson Roe - He Fell in Love with His Wife artwork He Fell in Love with His Wife
Edward Payson Roe
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 31 December 1887
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The hero is a farmer--a man with honest, sincere views of life. Bereft of his wife, his home is cared for by a succession of domestics of varying degrees of inefficiency until, from a most unpromising source, comes a young woman who not only becomes his wife but commands his respect and eventually wins his love. A bright and delicate romance, revealing on both sides a love that surmounts all difficulties and survives the censure of friends as well as the bitterness of enemies.


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He Fell in Love with His Wife - Edward Payson Roe

Henry Adams - Esther artwork Esther
Henry Adams
Genre: Contemporary
Publish Date: 31 December 1877
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The plot of this novel concerns a freethinking young woman’s encounter, through artistic pursuits, with a church, an experienced artist, and a orphan woman from the West. As Esther incorporates herself into this world, she agrees to marry the preacher, Mr. Hazard. She is all but an atheist. Her close friend, George, is a paleontologist and agnostic. Her father uses religion only for its moral influence on society, not out of any true believe. Esther is never quite able to resolve her conflict between her love for Mr. Hazard (admitted in the final line of the novel) and her disgust with her finance’s beliefs and practices. The idea of being a church wife, attending services and putting on the face of a devoted believer disgusts her.


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Esther - Henry Adams

Victor Hugo - The Man Who Laughs artwork The Man Who Laughs
Victor Hugo
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 31 December 1868
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Man Who Laughs (also published under the title By Order of the King) is a novel by Victor Hugo, originally published in April 1869 under the French title L'Homme qui rit. Although among Hugo's most obscure works, it was adapted into a popular 1928 film, directed by Paul Leni and starring Conrad Veidt, Mary Philbin and Olga Baclanova. It was also again recently adapted for the 2012 French film L'Homme Qui Rit, directed by Jean-Pierre Améris and starring Gérard Depardieu, Marc-André Grondin and Christa Theret.


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The Man Who Laughs - Victor Hugo

Victor Cherbuliez - Amours fragiles artwork Amours fragiles
Victor Cherbuliez
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 31 December 1898
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Amours fragiles, ce joli titre n’est pas celui d’un roman, mays d’un recueil de trois nouvelles. La première est fort spirituelle, Le Roi Apépi ; la seconde, Le Bel Edwards, rappelle, en son étrangeté, un rêve d’Edgard Poë ; la troisième est tout simplement, un petit chef-d’œuvre ! Nous parlons des Inconséquences de M. Drommel.


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Amours fragiles - Victor Cherbuliez

Amelia Ann Blanford Edwards - In the Days of My Youth artwork In the Days of My Youth
Amelia Ann Blanford Edwards
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 31 December 1891
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a novel book. The band influenced me in many ways. I read The Hobbit after dreaming of packing my bags for the Misty Mountains. I tracked down Willie Dixon and Muddy Waters records after listening to 'You Shook Me' and 'Whole Lotta Love'. I grew to love Robert Johnson and Skip James. Not many shy, dorky suburban girls knew anything about the blues, so in addition to opening up a new world of music for me I guess it also gave me a sort of niche when I really needed something to talk about and somewhere to belong. My record collection had been in boxes with no way to play them for over a decade when we refinished our basement recently and got a turntable once again. I still listen to music a lot, but it’s almost always in the background, in the car on the way to somewhere, or playing on my computer while I’m getting work done. It’s rare that I will sit and really listen like I used to as a kid, when the only thing I did was look at the album cover or follow along with the lyrics, maybe doodling or writing in a journal too.


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In the Days of My Youth - Amelia Ann Blanford Edwards

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu - Carmilla artwork Carmilla
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Genre: Paranormal
Publish Date: 31 December 1871
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The classic vampire story by the best writer of supernatural fiction ever. Made into innumerable movies. The erotic imagery and lesbian undertones ensure that it has never been out of print.


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Carmilla - Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Oscar Wilde - Picture of Dorian Gray (French Edition) artwork Picture of Dorian Gray (French Edition)
Oscar Wilde
Genre: Paranormal
Publish Date: 29 November 1900
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Le Portrait de Dorian Gray est un roman d'Oscar Wilde, publié en 1890 (révisé en 1891) et écrit dans le contexte de l'époque victorienne. L'auteur y inclut des thèmes relevant de l'esthétique tels que l'art, la beauté, la jeunesse, la morale, l'hédonisme, etc. Le roman est fantastique, mais aussi philosophique, et met en lumière la personnalité équivoque du dandy irlandais ainsi que le courant décadentiste, ce qui suscite de virulents échanges de lettres entre Wilde et plusieurs journaux très critiques jugeant l'œuvre "répugnante".


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Picture of Dorian Gray (French Edition) - Oscar Wilde

Robert William Chambers - The Common Law artwork The Common Law
Robert William Chambers
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 31 December 1910
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A good romance plot of two difficult people, an artist and his model, but it is too long and has many tedious lectures about the nature of Art and Love. The characters speak like philosophers.


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The Common Law - Robert William Chambers

Émile Zola - The Dream artwork The Dream
Émile Zola
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 01 January 1939
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a love idyll concerning a poor embroideress, Angelique, and the son of a wealthy aristocratic family, set against the backdrop of a sleepy cathedral town in northern France.


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The Dream - Émile Zola

Myra Kelly - New Faces artwork New Faces
Myra Kelly
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 31 December 1909
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a romance book. New Faces is a British television talent show that aired in the 1970s and 1980s. It was presented originally by Derek Hobson. It was produced by ATV for the ITV network. The show first aired as a pilot on 7 July 1973 and then as a full series from 29 September 1973 to 2 April 1978, it was recorded at the ATV Centre in Birmingham. The show was noted for its theme tune, 'You're a Star!', performed by singer Carl Wayne, formerly of The Move, and it was eventually released, becoming a minor hit.


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New Faces - Myra Kelly

Samuel Richardson - Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded artwork Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded
Samuel Richardson
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 31 December 1739
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The story of a beautiful 15-year old maidservant named Pamela Andrews, whose country landowner master, Mr. B, makes unwanted advances towards her after the death of his mother, whose maid Pamela had been since age 12. Mr. B is infatuated with her, first by her looks and then her innocence and intelligence, but his high rank hinders him from proposing marriage.


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Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded - Samuel Richardson

Émile Zola - Le rêve artwork Le rêve
Émile Zola
Genre: Paranormal
Publish Date: 31 December 1901
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Le Rêve est un roman d’Émile Zola publié en 1888, le seizième volume de la série Les Rougon-Macquart. Abandonnée par sa mère à sa naissance, Angélique est une enfant de l'Assistance Publique. En plein hiver, elle se sauve de sa famille d'accueil, qui la maltraite, et se réfugie au pied d'une cathédrale d'un village du Val-d'Oise. C'est là que la découvre le couple Hubert, des brodeurs sans enfants qui décident de la recueillir et de l'éduquer. La petite fille apprend donc le métier de brodeuse (ils brodent des vêtements religieux), mais surtout, elle se plonge dans la religion, devenant fascinée par la vie de vierges qu'elle découvre dans un livre, la Légende Dorée. Cette fascination est-elle qu'elle se met à rêver d'avoir leur vie. Et ce rêve prend la forme d'une apparition, celle d'une jeune, nommé Félicien, dont elle tombe folle amoureuse…


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Le rêve - Émile Zola

Marie Corelli - The Treasure of Heaven artwork The Treasure of Heaven
Marie Corelli
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 01 January 1924
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a wonderful book to introduce her. This book, however, is about finding real friendship and love. A rich old man looks back on his life and realizes he has never been loved for himself. Posing as a poor man, he decides to go on a quest for a true friend. This book is full of beauty, passion, the heights and depths of human experience. Her descriptions of nature as usual are thrilling to me as I am a nature lover.


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The Treasure of Heaven - Marie Corelli

Louisa May Alcott - Behind a Mask, or a Woman's Power artwork Behind a Mask, or a Woman's Power
Louisa May Alcott
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 31 December 1865
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This novel of romance and sexual intrigue is one of her lesser-known gems. Its tone and characterizations strike a markedly different chord .


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Behind a Mask, or a Woman's Power - Louisa May Alcott

Hans Christian Andersen - O. T. a Danish Romance artwork O. T. a Danish Romance
Hans Christian Andersen
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 03 August 1875
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

There is a happiness which no poet has yet properly sung, which no lady reader, let her be ever so amiable, has experienced or ever will experience in this world.


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O. T. a Danish Romance - Hans Christian Andersen

Fanny Burney - Camilla artwork Camilla
Fanny Burney
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 03 September 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is the story of Camilla, her beloved but selfish brother Lionel, her sisters Eugenia and Lavinia, and their extremely beautiful but thoughtless cousin Indiana on the months preceding their marriages. Camilla is deeply in love with Edgar and he loves her back. However, on the advice of a friend, decides to make sure that she is free of fault. She has the luck to find herself in lot of uncomplimentary and comic situations which doesn't make Edgar's wish easy. The path of true love, however, is strewn with intrigue, contretemps and misunderstanding.


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Camilla - Fanny Burney

Alice Muriel Williamson - The Car of Destiny artwork The Car of Destiny
Alice Muriel Williamson
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 15 November 2007
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a romance book. The most delightful and exciting dual love-story, teeming with incidents encountered on an exhilarating motor chase across Spain. The scenes are contemporary with the recent Royal marriage, and King Alphonso is one of the characters. Young Lady Monica, in the Princess Ena's suite, a Spanish girl of rank, a Marquis and a young American are the chief actors. A magnificent description of the coronation bull-fight, with an unexpected and highly dramatic climax, fittingly culminates this sparkling story.


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The Car of Destiny - Alice Muriel Williamson

Maturin Murray Ballou - The Heart's Secret; Or, the Fortunes of a Soldier: a Story of Love and the Low Latitudes. artwork The Heart's Secret; Or, the Fortunes of a Soldier: a Story of Love and the Low Latitudes.
Maturin Murray Ballou
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 31 December 1894
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The soft twilight of the tropics, that loves to linger over the low latitudes, after the departure of the long summer's day, was breathing in zephyrs of aromatic sweetness over the shores and plains of the beautiful Queen of the Antilles. The noise and bustle of the day had given place to the quiet and gentle influences of the hour; the slave had laid by his implements of labor, and now stood at ease, while the sunburnt overseers had put off the air of vigilance that they had worn all day, and sat or lounged lazily with their cigars.


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The Heart's Secret; Or, the Fortunes of a Soldier: a Story of Love and the Low Latitudes. - Maturin Murray Ballou

Richard Harding Davis - Lion and the Unicorn artwork Lion and the Unicorn
Richard Harding Davis
Genre: Paranormal
Publish Date: 31 December 1898
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In this book describes the love story of Philip Caroll and Helen Cabot, as witnessed by these two figures.


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Lion and the Unicorn - Richard Harding Davis

Frank H. Spearman & N. C. Wyeth - Nan of Music Mountain artwork Nan of Music Mountain
Frank H. Spearman & N. C. Wyeth
Genre: Western
Publish Date: 29 December 1937
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In this wild west version of Romeo and Juliet, railroad agent Henry de Spain falls for Nan Morgan, whose family fully objects to their relationship.


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Nan of Music Mountain - Frank H. Spearman & N. C. Wyeth

Hans Holbein - The Dance of Death artwork The Dance of Death
Hans Holbein
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 10 June 2007
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a romance story. For twenty-five years Edgar, a captain in the Swedish coast artillery, and his wife, Alice, live an unhappy existence. Their unhappiness is caused by Edgar’s contempt for everyone else in the world; he thinks of himself as a better being than others, even his wife, and he makes their marriage a tyranny. They live on an island off the coast, where Edgar is the commanding officer of the artillery detachment. Living in an old prison, they avoid the other people of the island as well as officers of the post and their wives. Indeed, Alice is virtually a prisoner in her home. The only means of communication she has with the mainland is through a telegraph key, which she teaches herself to operate. She keeps her skill with the telegraph a secret, for her husband does not want her to have any means of communication with the outside world.


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The Dance of Death - Hans Holbein

Anthony Trollope - An Old Man's Love artwork An Old Man's Love
Anthony Trollope
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 31 December 1883
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

50 year old William Whittlestaff becomes guardian to Mary Lawrie, the orphaned and penniless daughter of an old friend, and finds himself falling in love. But Mary has already given her heart to John Gordon, who returns after three years' absence, on the day of Whittlestaff's proposal.


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An Old Man's Love - Anthony Trollope

Margaret Peterson - To Love artwork To Love
Margaret Peterson
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 31 December 1914
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a romance book. Joan's ideas had been so ridiculously simple and straightforward, she was almost a child, he had discovered, in her knowledge and thoughts. Not that he was a person to pay much attention to principles when they came in contact with his desires, only it annoyed and irritated him to find she could waken an undreamt of conscience in this way. He shook off the feeling, however, with a little laugh, and, rising from the table, crossed over to her, standing behind her, drawing her head back against his heart.


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To Love - Margaret Peterson

Paul Féval - La vampire artwork La vampire
Paul Féval
Genre: Paranormal
Publish Date: 31 December 1864
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Traité avec humour et délire, cette histoire ravira les amateurs du genre. La Ville-Vampire traite du thème des vampires, qui représentent les forces du mal dans la société. Mais le style est délibérément grand-guignolesque, car ce roman est un pastiche cocasse, grotesque, échevelé et original.


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La vampire - Paul Féval

烟霞主人 - 幻中游 artwork 幻中游
烟霞主人
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 04 July 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

诗曰: 修士读书认理真,几忘气化有屈伸。 游魂为变原不昧,漫道人间无鬼神。 却说万历年间,湖广黄州府罗田县,有一个秀才,姓石名峨,字峻峰,别号岚庵。乃洛阳石洪之后。为无未避乱,流落此处。家有房宅一所,田地数顷。为人素性刚方,不随时好,不信鬼神。夫人竺氏惠而且贤,中馈针织外,黄卷青灯,恒以相夫读书为务。因此峻峰学业成就。每逢考试,独冠一军。四方闻风,无不争相景仰,乐为结纳。可惜时运坑坷,迍于功名。凡进六场,不是命题差题,就是文中空白。不是策内忘了抬头,便是表里漏了年号。一连七次,俱被贴出。但穷且益坚,立志不懈,待至年过四十,却又是一个科分。这正是:


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幻中游 - 烟霞主人

Leopold Sacher-Masoch - La Pantoufle de Sapho artwork La Pantoufle de Sapho
Leopold Sacher-Masoch
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 31 December 1894
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

La Pantoufle de Sapho n’est qu’une faible illustration du « masochisme » qui doit son nom à cet écrivain. La domination est charmante… .


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La Pantoufle de Sapho - Leopold Sacher-Masoch

Henry Augustin Beers - A History of English Romanticism in the Eighteenth Century artwork A History of English Romanticism in the Eighteenth Century
Henry Augustin Beers
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 01 January 1926
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book tells the romantic stories in english literature. Writers of English literary history, while recognizing the importance of England's share in this great movement in European letters, have not generally accorded it a place by itself in the arrangement of their subject matter, but have treated it cursively, as a tendency present in the work of individual authors; and have maintained a simple chronological division of eras into the "Georgian",, the "Victorian", etc. The reason of this is perhaps to be found in the fact that, although Romanticism began earlier in England than on the Continent and lent quite as much as it borrowed in the international exchange of literary commodities, the native movement was more gradual and scattered. It never reached so compact a shape, or came so definitely to a head, as in Germany or France.


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A History of English Romanticism in the Eighteenth Century - Henry Augustin Beers

Robert William Chambers - Between Friends artwork Between Friends
Robert William Chambers
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 01 January 1924
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It’s a love story on the surface, but the underlying plot tells of a man who was harboring anger against a friend who had grossly betrayed him. Circumstances develop which allows him to get revenge but that results in torturing himself even more. He cleanses himself of the hatred in the end and able to reconcile things.


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Between Friends - Robert William Chambers

Guy de Maupassant - Original Short Stories — Volume 12 artwork Original Short Stories — Volume 12
Guy de Maupassant
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 05 July 1893
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a short story book. Lemonnier had remained a widower with one child. He had loved his wife devotedly, with a tender and exalted love, without a slip, during their entire married life. He was a good, honest man, perfectly simple, sincere, without suspicion or malice. He fell in love with a poor neighbor, proposed and was accepted. He was making a very comfortable living out of the wholesale cloth business, and he did not for a minute suspect that the young girl might have accepted him for anything else but himself. She made him happy. She was everything to him; he only thought of her, looked at her continually, with worshiping eyes.


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Original Short Stories — Volume 12 - Guy de Maupassant

Horacio Quiroga - Cuentos de Amor de Locura y de Muerte artwork Cuentos de Amor de Locura y de Muerte
Horacio Quiroga
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 19 February 1937
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Cuentos de amor de locura y de muerte es un libro de cuentos de Horacio Quiroga publicado en 1917. La primera publicación incluye 18 relatos y en siguientes ediciones el propio autor realiza algunas modificaciones en los cuentos y excluye Los ojos sombríos, El infierno artificial y El perro rabioso. El tema de la muerte resalta en la mayoría de los relatos.


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Cuentos de Amor de Locura y de Muerte - Horacio Quiroga

Edward Eggleston - The End of the World artwork The End of the World
Edward Eggleston
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 31 December 1915
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The End of the World is a romantic love story by Edward Eggleston, an American historian and novelist.


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The End of the World - Edward Eggleston

Charles Dickens - Barnabé Rudge, Tome I artwork Barnabé Rudge, Tome I
Charles Dickens
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 31 December 1869
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Londres au XVIIIème siècle. Les protestants transcendés par Lord George Gordon se rebellent contre le parlement et les catholiques. De sanglantes émeutes éclatent un peu partout dans la région londonienne, qui vont conduire la foule galvanisée au meurtre et au saccage. Une histoire dramatique immortalisée par un grand auteur.


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Barnabé Rudge, Tome I - Charles Dickens

Edward Bellamy - A Positive Romance artwork A Positive Romance
Edward Bellamy
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 31 December 1897
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This fiction book explores romance as narrated by the narrator, whose friend Hammond is a bachelor, and lives in chambers in New York. Whenever they met on his occasional visits to the city, he insists on him spending the night with him. On one of these occasions they had been at the opera during the evening, and had witnessed an ovation to a beautiful and famous singer.


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A Positive Romance - Edward Bellamy

Ethel May Dell - The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories artwork The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories
Ethel May Dell
Genre: Paranormal
Publish Date: 01 January 1939
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a short story. A great shout of applause went through the crowded hall as the Dragon-Fly Dance came to an end, and the Dragon-Fly, with quivering, iridescent wings, flashed away. It was the third encore. The dance was a marvellous one, a piece of dazzling intricacy, of swift and unexpected subtleties, of almost superhuman grace. It must have proved utterly exhausting to any ordinary being; but to that creature of fire and magic it was no more than a glittering fantasy, a whirl too swift for the eye to follow or the brain to grasp.


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The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories - Ethel May Dell

1855?-1897 Duchess - A Bachelor's Dream artwork A Bachelor's Dream
1855?-1897 Duchess
Genre: Suspense
Publish Date: 19 January 2009
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a tale of a middle-aged doctor's nearly disastrous love for a woman he rescues from a stabbing. The doctor and the mysterious beauty are very well characterised, as are all the incidental characters, and a certain amount of tension is reached before the conclusion.


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A Bachelor's Dream - 1855?-1897 Duchess

Charles Garvice - At Love's Cost artwork At Love's Cost
Charles Garvice
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 04 December 2003
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A wonderful romance story. The young couple are such good people that you look forward to every next page hoping it will bring their union and happiness.


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At Love's Cost - Charles Garvice

Basil King - The Letter of the Contract artwork The Letter of the Contract
Basil King
Genre: Paranormal
Publish Date: 01 January 1928
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a romance book. That he should have been in the Venusberg at all could be only a degree less torturing to her than to know he was there still. So she kept away from subjects that would have told her more than she feared already, taking refuge in themes she had once considered vapid and inane. To miss nothing, she hurried homeward on that May afternoon, so as to be beside her tea-table in the drawing-room before any one appeared. And yet, the minute came when she cast aside all solicitudes and hesitations.


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The Letter of the Contract - Basil King

Edward Payson Roe - Driven Back to Eden artwork Driven Back to Eden
Edward Payson Roe
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 31 December 1887
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Dear knows, each day brings enough without carrying anything over. Come, read the paper to me, or tell me what you have been thinking about so deeply, if you don't mind Merton's hearing you. I wish to forget myself, and work, and everything that worries m.


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Driven Back to Eden - Edward Payson Roe

Alexandre Dumas - The Vicomte De Bragelonne artwork The Vicomte De Bragelonne
Alexandre Dumas
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 04 December 1870
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later is the last of the Musketeer novels. It is usually divided into four volumes and this first volume contains chapters 1-75.


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The Vicomte De Bragelonne - Alexandre Dumas

Richard Harding Davis - The Red Cross Girl artwork The Red Cross Girl
Richard Harding Davis
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 10 April 1916
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In this volume we have a collection of the most original and delightful stories Mr. Davis has ever penned. Mr. Davis is popularly known as "the man who has never written a dull line", and in this volume, his reputation is amply justified.


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The Red Cross Girl - Richard Harding Davis

Henry Rider Haggard - The People of the Mist artwork The People of the Mist
Henry Rider Haggard
Genre: Contemporary
Publish Date: 31 December 1893
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Penniless Leonard Outram attempts to redress the undeserved loss of his family estates and fiancee by seeking his fortune in Africa. In the course of his adventures he and his Zulu companion Otter save a young Portuguese woman, Juanna Rodd, together with her nursemaid Soa, from slavery. Leonard and Juanna are plainly attracted to each other, but prone to bickering, and their romance is impeded by the watchful and jealous Soa.


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The People of the Mist - Henry Rider Haggard

George Meredith - The Amazing Marriage — Volume 1 artwork The Amazing Marriage — Volume 1
George Meredith
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 31 December 1908
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Everybody has heard of the beautiful Countess of Cressett, who was one of the lights of this country at the time when crowned heads were running over Europe, crying out for charity's sake to be amused after their tiresome work of slaughter: and you know what a dread they have of moping. She was famous for her fun and high spirits besides her good looks, which you may judge of for yourself on a walk down most of our great noblemen's collections of pictures in England, where you will behold her as the goddess Diana fitting an arrow to a bow; and elsewhere an Amazon holding a spear; or a lady with dogs, in the costume of the day; and in one place she is a nymph, if not Diana herself, gazing at her naked feet before her attendants loosen her tunic for her to take the bath, and her hounds are pricking their ears, and you see antlers of a stag behind a block of stone.


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The Amazing Marriage — Volume 1 - George Meredith

George MacDonald - Phantastes, a Faerie Romance for Men and Women artwork Phantastes, a Faerie Romance for Men and Women
George MacDonald
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 31 December 1904
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The story concerns a young man who is pulled into a dreamlike world and there hunts for his ideal of female beauty, embodied by the "Marble Lady". Anodos lives through many adventures and temptations while in the other world, until he is finally ready to give up his ideals


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Phantastes, a Faerie Romance for Men and Women - George MacDonald

May Agnes Fleming - A Terrible Secret artwork A Terrible Secret
May Agnes Fleming
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 31 December 1873
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

He turns away, shame, remorse, fear in his averted face. He holds the back of the chair with one hand, she clings to the other as though it held her last hope in life. "Take time", she says, in the same slow, whispering way. "I can wait. I have waited so long, what does a few minutes more matter now? But think well before you speak--there is more at stake than you know of. My whole future life hangs on your words. A woman's life. Have you ever thought what that implies? 'Was to have been, ' you said. Does that mean it never is to be?" Still no reply. He holds the back of the chair, his face averted, a criminal before his judge.


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A Terrible Secret - May Agnes Fleming

Zane Grey - Desert Gold artwork Desert Gold
Zane Grey
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 31 December 1914
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Which is the true treasure, love or money? Prospecting in an Arizona border town, Richard Gale sees the possibilities of passion and gold when he finds himself trying to save a beautiful Spanish heiress from a Mexican bandit.


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Desert Gold - Zane Grey

Alexandre Dumas - The Black Tulip artwork The Black Tulip
Alexandre Dumas
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 31 December 1849
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Black Tulip is a historical novel written by Alexandre Dumas, père. The story begins with a historical event — the 1672 lynching of the Dutch Grand Pensionary (roughly equivalent to a modern Prime Minister) Johan de Witt and his brother Cornelis, by a wild mob of their own countrymen — considered by many as one of the most painful episodes in Dutch history, described by Dumas with a dramatic intensity.


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The Black Tulip - Alexandre Dumas

Richard Harding Davis - The Make-Believe Man artwork The Make-Believe Man
Richard Harding Davis
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 31 December 1915
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A romantic short story. One young man is plagued by a friend that has a very vivid imagination and a knack for hasty action. These two men are put on a steamer ship with a beautiful Irish girl and the story starts. Later the girl's brother also joins the ship. Henceforth this fiction offers a good romantic and humorous story.


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The Make-Believe Man - Richard Harding Davis

Myrtle Reed - Old Rose and Silver artwork Old Rose and Silver
Myrtle Reed
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 31 December 1908
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is love story novel follows the lives of Rose and her widowed Aunt, Madame Francesca Bernard, along with young visitor and cousin Isabel, whose lives are changed by the return of an old friend and neighbour Colonel Kent, and his grown son, Allison. Other characters that help shape their lives in significant ways are the Crosby twins, unconventional and uninhibited youths that set society at naught, and an unconventional doctor who specializes in the impossible. Through the limited wide-scope descriptions the reader is not sure of the historical setting or even in which decade it's set, but it helps to understand the focus of the story; after all it's about their own little world, and how their own hearts and lives fit together in the tight confines of their town, their garden, their friendships and lives.


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Old Rose and Silver - Myrtle Reed

Thomas Hardy - A Pair of Blue Eyes artwork A Pair of Blue Eyes
Thomas Hardy
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 01 January 1928
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The book describes the love triangle of a young woman, Elfride Swancourt, and her two suitors from very different backgrounds. Stephen Smith is a socially inferior but ambitious young man who adores her and with whom she shares a country background. Henry Knight is the respectable, established, older man who represents London society. Elfride finds herself caught in a battle between her heart, her mind and the expectations of those around her – her parents and society.


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A Pair of Blue Eyes - Thomas Hardy

Francis Marion Crawford - The Children of the King artwork The Children of the King
Francis Marion Crawford
Genre: Contemporary
Publish Date: 31 December 1892
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The main characters are two brothers, Ruggerio and Bastianello, they are orphaned at a young age and take to being sailors for their livelihood. The story explores love and how different personalities react to it, according to cultural confines.


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The Children of the King - Francis Marion Crawford

Henry Rider Haggard - Ayesha, the Return of She artwork Ayesha, the Return of She
Henry Rider Haggard
Genre: Paranormal
Publish Date: 14 May 1925
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In this sequel to She, Horace Holly & his ward Leo Vincey once again embark on a quest to find the mysterious woman known as Ayesha. Knowing that She is no longer in Africa, they go east, eventually reaching a lamasery in the mountains of Tibet.


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Ayesha, the Return of She - Henry Rider Haggard

Anatole France - The Miracle Of The Great St. Nicolas artwork The Miracle Of The Great St. Nicolas
Anatole France
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 12 October 1924
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a historical romance book. A worthy widow by name Basine was rearing her in piety, good manners, and ignorance of evil. The three miraculously saved children were confided to the care of this lady. She was not lacking in judgment. She quickly saw that Maxime had courage, Robin prudence, and Sulpice the power of reflection. She devoted herself to confirming these good qualities, which, by the corruption common to the whole human race, tended unceasingly to become perverted and distorted; for Robin's cautiousness turned easily into hypocrisy, and mostly hid a greedy covetousness; Maxime was subject to fits of rage, and Sulpice frequently and obstinately expressed false ideas in very important matters. However, they were but mere children who went bird's-nesting, stole the garden fruit, tied cooking-pots to dogs' tails, put ink the holy water font, and cow-itch in Modernus' bed.


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The Miracle Of The Great St. Nicolas - Anatole France

William Morris - Old French Romances artwork Old French Romances
William Morris
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 02 October 1896
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

As strikingly detailed as a Medieval tapestries, Old French Romances presents an entrancing vision of the days of knightly honor and courtly intrigue.


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Old French Romances - William Morris

George Meredith - The Amazing Marriage — Complete artwork The Amazing Marriage — Complete
George Meredith
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 31 December 1908
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Everybody has heard of the beautiful Countess of Cressett, who was one of the lights of this country at the time when crowned heads were running over Europe, crying out for charity's sake to be amused after their tiresome work of slaughter: and you know what a dread they have of moping. She was famous for her fun and high spirits besides her good looks, which you may judge of for yourself on a walk down most of our great noblemen's collections of pictures in England, where you will behold her as the goddess Diana fitting an arrow to a bow; and elsewhere an Amazon holding a spear; or a lady with dogs, in the costume of the day; and in one place she is a nymph, if not Diana herself, gazing at her naked feet before her attendants loosen her tunic for her to take the bath, and her hounds are pricking their ears, and you see antlers of a stag behind a block of stone.


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The Amazing Marriage — Complete - George Meredith

Mrs. Inchbald - A Simple Story artwork A Simple Story
Mrs. Inchbald
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 31 December 1820
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The book is divided into two plots. The first follows the love story of young Miss Milner and her guardian Dorriforth, a Roman Catholic priest. The second half of the novel is about the troubled relationship of Dorriforth and his daughter Matilda after Miss Milner's adulterous affair after their marriage. It examines the issues of the education of women, Catholicism, theatricality, sensibility, and gender roles.


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A Simple Story - Mrs. Inchbald

Émile Zola - Au bonheur des dames artwork Au bonheur des dames
Émile Zola
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 31 December 1882
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Au Bonheur des Dames est un roman d’Émile Zola publié en 1883, prépublié dès décembre 1882 dans Gil Blas, le onzième volume de la suite romanesque les Rougon-Macquart. Cest un roman naturaliste avec une histoire sentimentale heureuse, ce qui est étrange pour l'époque. Emile Zola nous emmène découvrir les grands magasins, une nouveauté du Second Empire lancé en par Aristide Bouicaut et son Bon Marché – qui existe toujours plus de 160 ans après sa création –, et le monde de la distribution. Dans ce livre, nous suivons l'histoire de Denise Baudu qui arrive à Paris en 1864 pour travailler dans la petite boutique de son oncle. Cependant, elle se rend compte que les grands magasins sont l'avenir du commerce. C'est pour cela que Denise Baudu se fait embaucher Au Bonheur des Dames. De là, elle va découvrir la cruauté qui règne entre vendeuses, la précarité et aussi la mise à mort des petits commerçants. Malgré tout, elle va réussir une ascension sociale fulgurante.


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Au bonheur des dames - Émile Zola

Émile Zola - Une Page d'Amour artwork Une Page d'Amour
Émile Zola
Genre: Contemporary
Publish Date: 31 December 1901
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Une page d’amour est un roman d’Émile Zola publié en 1878, le huitième volume de la série Les Rougon-Macquart. L’héroïne est Hélène Grandjean, fille d’Ursule Macquart et du chapelier Mouret. À l’âge de dix-sept ans, elle épouse un nommé Grandjean qui lui a donne une fille, Jeanne, maladive et en proie à des « crises » régulières. La famille monte à Paris, où Grandjean meurt peu après son arrivée. Veuve d’un homme qu’elle n’a jamais vraiment aimé, Hélène est prise d’une passion violente pour le docteur Deberle, son voisin qui l’a secourue lors d’une des crises de sa fille. Mais cette dernière éprouve pour sa mère une passion non moins violente : elle ne supporte pas de la voir sourire à d’autres enfants ou à d’autres hommes. Le jour où Hélène se donne à Deberle, Jeanne, qui avait tout pressenti, se met à sa fenêtre sous la pluie et contracte ce qu’on appelait alors une phtisie galopante (tuberculose), dont elle meurt trois semaines plus tard. Par la suite, Hélène épousera un nommé Rambaud, avec qui elle ira vivre à Marseille. Elle retourna tout de même, à la fin du roman, à Paris, où elle ne restera que quelques heures.


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Une Page d'Amour - Émile Zola

Marcel Proust - À l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs — Volume 1 artwork À l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs — Volume 1
Marcel Proust
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 18 November 1922
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Dans cette première partie du roman, le narrateur parle de ses relations à Paris, entre autres celles eues avec M. de Norpois ou encore avec son idole littéraireBergotte. Il va également pour la première fois au théâtre où il voit enfin l'actrice qu'il aime tant,  la Berma, interprétant Phèdre de Racine. On y lit ses déceptions incomprises par les autres vis-à-vis de sa première vision théâtrale. Puis, il arrive à se faire introduire chez les Swann. Alors sont décrites ses relations avecGilberte Swann et ses parents : Odette de Crécy et Charles Swann. Ce dernier le prend en amitié, est très agréable avec lui, tout comme sa femme qui lui demandera de venir la voir personnellement même s'il n'a plus envie de rencontrer Gilberte, qu'il aime toujours, mais dont le sentiment à son égard - tout comme leur relation - va se désagréger peu à peu jusqu'au jour où il partira pour le pays qui l'attire tant : Balbec.


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À l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs — Volume 1 - Marcel Proust


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