Zimbabwe romance books

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A Guide to Men - Helen Rowland

Emily Brontë - Wuthering Heights artwork Wuthering Heights
Emily Brontë
Genre: Paranormal
Publish Date: 01 January 1920
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In this novel this tale portrays Catherine and Heathcliff, their all-encompassing love for one another, and how this unresolved passion eventually destroys them both, leading Heathcliff to shun and abuse society.


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Wuthering Heights - Emily Brontë

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Her matchmaking maps out relationships that Jane Austen ironically tweaks into a clearer perspective. Judgement and imagination are matched in games , and the end is a triumph of understanding.


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Emma - Jane Austen

Nathaniel Hawthorne - Doctor Grimshawe's Secret — a Romance artwork Doctor Grimshawe's Secret — a Romance
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 18 May 1864
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A story involving the narrator, an archetypal mad scientist, a lovely young woman, and a sexy maid creates a real science-fiction type romance. A New England setting and a Gothic theme give the novel a feeling of completeness, despite its lack of a true end.


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Doctor Grimshawe's Secret — a Romance - Nathaniel Hawthorne

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

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

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

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

Charles Dickens - Our Mutual Friend artwork Our Mutual Friend
Charles Dickens
Genre: Paranormal
Publish Date: 31 December 1864
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Our Mutual Friend (written in the years 1864–65) is the last novel completed by Charles Dickens and is one of his most sophisticated works, combining psychological insight with social analysis. It centres on, in the words of critic J. Hillis Miller, "money, money, money, and what money can make of life", but is also about human values. In the opening chapters a body is found in the Thames and identified as that of John Harmon, a young man recently returned to London to receive his inheritance. Were he alive, his father's will would require him to marry Bella Wilfer, a beautiful, mercenary girl whom he had never met. Instead, the money passes to the working-class Boffins, and the effects spread into various corners of London society.


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Our Mutual Friend - Charles Dickens

Thomas Hardy - Two on a Tower artwork Two on a Tower
Thomas Hardy
Genre: Paranormal
Publish Date: 31 December 1881
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The novel tells about the unhappily married Lady Constantine breaks all the rules of social decorum when she falls in love with Swithin St. Cleeve, an astronomer who is ten years her junior. Her husband's death leaves the lovers free to marry, but the discovery of a legacy forces them apart. This is most complete treatment of the theme of love across the class and age divide and the fullest expression of his fascination with science and astronomy.


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Two on a Tower - Thomas Hardy

Aphra Behn - Love-Letters Between a Nobleman and His Sister artwork Love-Letters Between a Nobleman and His Sister
Aphra Behn
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 31 December 1683
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Love-Letters Between a Nobleman and His Sister by Aphra Behn is a three volume roman à clef playing with events of the Monmouth Rebellion and exploring the genre of the epistolary novel. Silvia, disguised as a young man with the name Fillmond, and Philander run away to Holland. Brilljard, who has been married to Silvia to save her from being married to another man by her parents, and two male servants accompany them. On their journey they meet a young Hollander, Octavio. Quickly, a strong friendship develops between Philander and Octavio. Not knowing that Fillmond is in fact a woman, Octavio nevertheless falls in love with Silvia on their joint journey.


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Love-Letters Between a Nobleman and His Sister - Aphra Behn

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

Alexandre Dumas - Ten Years Later artwork Ten Years Later
Alexandre Dumas
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 04 December 1870
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Ten Years Later is a novel by Alexandre Dumas. It is the third and last of the d'Artagnan Romances, following The Three Musketeers and Twenty Years After. It appeared first in serial form between 1847 and 1850. In the English translations the 268 chapters of this large volume are usually subdivided into three, but sometimes four or even five individual books.


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Ten Years Later - Alexandre Dumas

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

1763-1825 Jean Paul - Titan: A Romance artwork Titan: A Romance
1763-1825 Jean Paul
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 31 December 1824
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book tells the story of the education of the hero Albano de Cesara, his transformation from a passionate youth into the mature man who ascends the throne of the small principality of Pestitz.


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Titan: A Romance - 1763-1825 Jean Paul

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

Mary Jane Holmes - Lena Rivers artwork Lena Rivers
Mary Jane Holmes
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 31 December 1855
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is the story of Lena Rivers, and orphan growing up in the mountains of New England with her grandparents. An animal lover, high tempered and beautiful, Lena learns a surprising secret about her mother and the man that wants to adopt her. She creates her own life and finds love.


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Lena Rivers - Mary Jane Holmes

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

Harriet Martineau - The Hour and the Man, An Historical Romance artwork The Hour and the Man, An Historical Romance
Harriet Martineau
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 31 December 1875
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The nights of August are in Saint Domingo the hottest of the year. The winds then cease to befriend the panting inhabitants; and while the thermometer stands at 90 degrees, there is no steady breeze, as during the preceding months of summer. Light puffs of wind now and then fan the brow of the negro, and relieve for an instant the oppression of the European settler but they are gone as soon as come, and seem only to have left the heat more intolerable than before.


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The Hour and the Man, An Historical Romance - Harriet Martineau

Charlotte Brontë - Villette artwork Villette
Charlotte Brontë
Genre: Paranormal
Publish Date: 31 December 1852
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This novel is based on the author's personal experience as a teacher in Brussels. It is a moving tale of repressed feelings and subjection to cruel circumstance and position, borne with heroic fortitude.


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Villette - Charlotte Brontë

James Joyce - Exiles artwork Exiles
A Play in Three Acts
James Joyce
Genre: Paranormal
Publish Date: 31 August 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Exiles is a novel by James Joyce . The basic premise of Exiles involves a love triangle between Richard Rowan, a Dublin writer recently returned from exile in Rome, Bertha his common law wife , and his old friend Robert Hand a journalist. There are obvious parallels to be drawn with Joyce's own life – Joyce and Nora Barnacle lived, unmarried, in Trieste, during the years the fictional Rowans were living in Rome, while Robert Hand is roughly the same age of Joyce's friends Oliver St. John Gogarty and Vincent Cosgrave, and shares some characteristics with them both. This arrangement is slightly complicated by a second love triangle, involving Rowan, Hand, and Hand's cousin Beatrice Justice. The fictional Beatrice, who in the play has recovered from a life-threatening illness, is just two years younger than Joyce's cousin Elizabeth Justice, who died in 1912.


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Exiles - James Joyce

Nathaniel Hawthorne - The Scarlet Letter artwork The Scarlet Letter
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 31 December 1849
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The story begins in seventeenth-century Salem, Massachusetts, then a Puritan settlement. A young woman, Hester Prynne, is led from the town prison with her infant daughter, Pearl, in her arms and the scarlet letter “A” on her breast. The scarlet letter “A” represents the act of adultery that she has committed it is to be a symbol of her sin for all to see. She will not reveal her lover’s identity, however, and the scarlet letter, along with her public shaming, is her punishment for her sin and her secrecy.


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The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne

George MacDonald - St. George and St. Michael artwork St. George and St. Michael
George MacDonald
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 31 December 1875
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

’St. George and St. Michael’ is a little-known historical romance telling the story of a young couple who find themselves on opposing sides during the tumultuous years of the English Civil Wars. Tensions are rising between king and parliament, the Church of England and the numerous independent puritans, and rumours abound that Charles I will soon declare open war on the dissident elements within his realm.


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St. George and St. Michael - George MacDonald

Heinrich Zschokke - The Bravo of Venice; a romance artwork The Bravo of Venice; a romance
Heinrich Zschokke
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 31 December 1847
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It was evening. Multitudes of light clouds, partially illumined by the moonbeams, overspread the horizon, and through them floated the full moon in tranquil majesty, while her splendour was reflected by every wave of the Adriatic Sea. All was hushed around; gently was the water rippled by the night wind; gently did the night wind sigh through the Colonnades of Venice. It was midnight; and still sat a stranger, solitary and sad, on the border of the great canal. Now with a glance he measured the battlements and proud towers of the city; and now he fixed his melancholy eyes upon the waters with a vacant stare.


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The Bravo of Venice; a romance - Heinrich Zschokke

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

George Thompson - City Crimes artwork City Crimes
George Thompson
Genre: Paranormal
Publish Date: 31 December 1822
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Frank might well say so; for in addition to being as handsome a fellow as one would be likely to meet in a day's walk, he possessed an ample fortune, left him by a deceased uncle. He was an orphan; and at the age of twenty-one, found himself surrounded by all the advantages of wealth, and at the same time, was perfect master of his own actions. Occupying elegant apartments at a fashionable hotel, he was free from any of those petty cares and vexations which might have annoyed him, and he kept an establishment of his own; while at the same time he was enabled to maintain, in his rooms, a private table for the entertainment of himself and friends, who frequently repaired thither, to partake of his hospitality and champagne suppers. With such advantages of fortune and position, no wonder he exclaimed, as at the beginning of our tale.


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City Crimes - George Thompson

Harriet Beecher Stowe - Pink and White Tyranny artwork Pink and White Tyranny
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Genre: Contemporary
Publish Date: 31 December 1870
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is a light comic story about a frivolous young girl who marries for money. However, things are not what they appear on the surface. This novel is a critique of the nineteenth-century's dominant view that women should use their femininity to gain power. Reflective of progressive moral and domestic views, the novel is a refreshing work of social satire that showcases author's comic abilities as well as her progressive views.


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Pink and White Tyranny - Harriet Beecher Stowe

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

George Sand - Valentine artwork Valentine
George Sand
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 31 December 1831
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Valentine a été choyée par sa demi-soeur Louise. La Comtesse de Raimbault, mère de Valentine et belle-mère de Louise, a chassé cette dernière. La malheureuse Louise avait été séduite et mise enceinte par un amant de la Comtesse. Cette femme sans coeur est aigrie, car elle ne peut plus briller dans le monde. Elle veut se débarrasser de sa fille Valentine, dont la jeune beauté lui fait ombrage. Elle a décidé de la marier au Comte de Lansac, un homme veule dont la seule passion est le jeu et qui aimerait bien, pour éponger ses dettes, s'emparer de la fortune de Valentine. Louise a appris le prochain mariage de sa soeur. Elle est venue séjourner clandestinement chez sa nourrice Mme Lhery et espère pouvoir rencontrer Valentine. Les Lhery sont des paysans enrichis qui ont été toute leur vie au service des Raimbault. Leur aisance matérielle leur a permis de recueillir leur neveu Bénédict, jeune homme passionné et perpétuellement insatisfait. Les Lhery souhaitent le voir épouser leur fille Athénaïs qui est très amoureuse de lui. Bénédict trouve sa cousine trop vaniteuse et préfère courtiser Louise qu'il juge plus méritante. Louise, bien que très amoureuse de lui, le repousse car elle voudrait le voir s'engager dans une carrière ambitieuse qui pourrait être compromise par sa faute. Lors d'une fête de village, les gens du château de Raimbault et ceux de la ferme se rencontrent. En rentrant chez elle à cheval, Valentine se perd et croise Bénédict qui la conduit à Louise. Les retrouvailles sont émouvantes. Valentine prend l'habitude de faire de fréquentes visites à la ferme et un amour naît entre Bénédict et Valentine sous l'oeil jaloux de Louise et d'Athénaïs…


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Valentine - George Sand

Robert M. Bird - Nick of the Woods artwork Nick of the Woods
Robert M. Bird
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 31 December 1836
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This most popular novel and thrilling story of early frontier life in Kentucky was originally published In the year 1837. The novel, long out of print, had in its day a phenomenal sale, for its realistic presentation of Indian and frontier life in the early days of settlement in the South, narrated in the tale with all the art of a practiced writer. A very charming love romance runs through the story.


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Nick of the Woods - Robert M. Bird

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

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

George Eliot - The Lifted Veil artwork The Lifted Veil
George Eliot
Genre: Paranormal
Publish Date: 31 December 1879
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Quite unlike the realistic fiction for which Eliot is best known, The Lifted Veil explores themes of extrasensory perception, the essence of physical life, possible life after death, and the power of fate.


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The Lifted Veil - George Eliot

Anthony Trollope - The Parson's Daughter of Oxney Colne artwork The Parson's Daughter of Oxney Colne
Anthony Trollope
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 31 December 1881
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

“The Parson's Daughter of Oxney Colne” is a short story set in Devonshire. Patience Woolsworthy is the parson’s daughter. Patience by name, but not so by nature, except for her caring nature regarding those who are worse off than herself. The tale is essentially of a love story.


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The Parson's Daughter of Oxney Colne - Anthony Trollope

Benjamin Disraeli - Henrietta Temple artwork Henrietta Temple
Benjamin Disraeli
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 31 December 1880
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Thefamily of Armine entered England with William the Norman. Ralph d'Armyn was standard-bearer of the Conqueror, and shared prodigally in the plunder, as appears by Doomsday Book. At the time of the general survey the family of Ermyn, or Armyn, possessed numerous manors in Nottinghamshire, and several in the shire of Lincoln.


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Henrietta Temple - Benjamin Disraeli

Anthony Trollope - The Vicar of Bullhampton artwork The Vicar of Bullhampton
Anthony Trollope
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 31 December 1869
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The men of Bullhampton, and the women also, are aware that the glory has departed from them, in that Bullhampton was once a borough, and returned two members to Parliament. No borough more close, or shall we say more rotten, ever existed. It was not that the Marquis of Trowbridge had, what has often delicately been called, an interest in it; but he held it absolutely in his breeches pocket, to do with it as he liked; and it had been the liking of the late Marquis to sell one of the seats at every election to the highest bidder on his side in politics. Nevertheless, the people of Bullhampton had gloried in being a borough, and the shame, or at least the regret of their downfall, had not yet altogether passed away when the tidings of a new Reform Bill came upon them. The people of Bullhampton are notoriously slow to learn, and slow to forget. It was told of a farmer of Bullhampton, in old days, that he asked what had become ofCharles I. , when told that Charles II. had been restored. Cromwell had come and gone, d had not disturbed him at Bullhampton.


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The Vicar of Bullhampton - Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope - The Claverings artwork The Claverings
Anthony Trollope
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 31 December 1865
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Claverings is filled with contemporary detail and shows, as Trollope often does, the weakness of men and the emotional strength of women. Harry Clavering is a likable young man who is the son of a rector, a graduate of university, and is more adept at charm and conversation than hard, dull work. He is in love with Julia Brabazon, a beautiful young woman without means who refuses to marry him but chooses to marry an unpleasant, ailing alcoholic who is a wealthy count. She does so and is soon a wealthy widow, the count done in by his own excesses. However, in the mean time, Harry has become engaged to a less dazzling but perhaps more worthy young woman, Florence Burton.


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The Claverings - Anthony Trollope

Bernardin de Saint-Pierre - Paul and Virginia from the French of J.B.H. de Saint Pierre artwork Paul and Virginia from the French of J.B.H. de Saint Pierre
Bernardin de Saint-Pierre
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 20 January 1814
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The novel's title characters are very good friends since birth who fall in love. The story is set in the island of Mauritius under French rule. Written on the eve of the French Revolution, it records the fate of a child of nature corrupted by the false, artificial sentimentality that prevailed at the time among the upper classes of France.


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Paul and Virginia from the French of J.B.H. de Saint Pierre - Bernardin de Saint-Pierre

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu - The Room in the Dragon Volant artwork The Room in the Dragon Volant
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Genre: Paranormal
Publish Date: 31 December 1872
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Room in the Dragon Volant is somewhat unusual for le Fanu, since it’s not really a supernatural tale. It does however have plenty of gothic elements and some genuine horror, and it’s an ingenious and entertaining tale.


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The Room in the Dragon Volant - Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Anthony Trollope - Nina Balatka artwork Nina Balatka
Anthony Trollope
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 31 December 1866
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Nina Balatka is, on the surface, a love story not an unusual theme for Trollope. Romance and courtship were woven throughout all his previous works, often with two, three, or even more pairs of lovers per novel. Most of his heroes and heroines, after facing numerous hurdles, often of their own making, were eventually happily united by the next to last chapter. In the circles of Trollope's characters, only the wealthy could afford to marry for love; those without wealth had to marry for money, sometimes with disastrous consequences. By the time of Nina, Trollope's best exploration of this subject was the marriage between Plantagenet Palliser and Lady Glencora M'Cluskie, the former a cold fish and the latter a hot blooded heiress in love with a penniless scoundrel.


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Nina Balatka - Anthony Trollope

Walter Scott - Old Mortality, Volume 2. artwork Old Mortality, Volume 2.
Walter Scott
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 20 September 1832
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The origin of "Old Mortality", perhaps the best of Scott's historical romances, is well known. In a hollow of the hill, about a quarter of a mile from the field of battle, was a shepherd's hut; a miserable cottage, which, as the only enclosed spot within a moderate distance, the leaders of the presbyterian army had chosen for their council-house. Towards this spot Burley guided Morton, who was surprised, as he approached it, at the multifarious confusion of sounds which issued from its precincts.


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Old Mortality, Volume 2. - Walter Scott

Anthony Trollope - The House of Heine Brothers artwork The House of Heine Brothers
Anthony Trollope
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 31 December 1881
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A young English bank clerk named Herbert Onslow works in Munich for the small family German banking concern of Heine Brothers. The younger branch of the Heines takes the young Britisher into their homes, where he begins to grow in love with the eldest sister, Ida Heine. The story really begins when Ida, growing ever more sure that she loves Herbert in return, goes to her stern Uncle Hatto, the Senior Partner in the firm.


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The House of Heine Brothers - Anthony Trollope

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

Hallie Erminie Rives - The Valiants of Virginia artwork The Valiants of Virginia
Hallie Erminie Rives
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 31 December 1875
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a romantic book. That Hallie Erminie Rives appreciates the strain of old Virginia blood in her veins is clearly apparent in 'The Valiants of Virginia', for the book, above and underneath, and through its running love story, is a monument to the traditions and picturesque sensibilities of the F. F. V. The story has to do with one 'Vanity' Valiant, the pampered son of a New York corporation magnate, who, years after his father's death, suddenly deprived of fortune, learns for the first time that his father was a Virginian and that there is still the homestead down there, deserted for some thirty years. So he packs up his bulldog and other few remaining effects and returns to his inheritance.


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The Valiants of Virginia - Hallie Erminie Rives

Anthony Trollope - Marion Fay artwork Marion Fay
Anthony Trollope
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 31 December 1881
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

There grew up a young Lord Hampstead, the son and heir of the Radical Marquis, promising in intelligence and satisfactory in externals, but very difficult to deal with as to the use of his thoughts. They could not keep him at Harrow or at Oxford, because he not only rejected, but would talk openly against, Christian doctrines; a religious boy, but determined not to believe in revealed mysteries. And at twenty one he declared himself a Republican, explaining thereby that he disapproved altogether of hereditary honours. He was quite as bad to this Marquis as had been this Marquis to the other. The tailor kept his seat because Lord Hampstead would not even condescend to sit for the family borough. He explained to his father that he had doubts about a Parliament of which one section was hereditary, but was sure that at present he was too young for it. There must surely have been gratification in this to the shade of the departed Marquis. But there was worse than this, infinitely worse.


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Marion Fay - Anthony Trollope

St. George Tucker - Hansford: A Tale of Bacon's Rebellion artwork Hansford: A Tale of Bacon's Rebellion
St. George Tucker
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 31 December 1861
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a romance story book. Most of the characters introduced have their existence in real history Hansford lived, acted and died in the manner here narrated, and a heart as pure and true as Yirginia Temples mourned his early doom. In one of those quaint old tracts, which the indefatigable antiquary, Peter Force, has rescued from oblivion, it is stated that Thomas Hansford, although a son of Mars, did sometimes worship at the shrine of Yenus. It was his unwillingness to separate forever from the object of his love that led to his arrest, while lurking near her residence in Gloucester. From the meagre materials furnished by history of the celebrated rebellion of Nathaniel Bacon the following story has been woven. It were an object to be desired, both to author and to reader, that the fate of Thomas Hansford had been different. This could not be but by a direct violation of history. Yet the lesson taught in this simple story, it is hoped, is not without its uses to humanity.


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Hansford: A Tale of Bacon's Rebellion - St. George Tucker

Matthew Gregory Lewis - The Monk artwork The Monk
A Romance
Matthew Gregory Lewis
Genre: Paranormal
Publish Date: 31 December 1817
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In his introduction, Christopher MacLachlan discusses the novel’s place within the Gothic genre, and its themes of sexual desire and the abuse of power. It in the sinister monastery of the Capuchins in Madrid, this is a violent tale of ambition, murder, and incest. The struggle between maintaining monastic vows and fulfilling personal ambitions tempts its main character into breaking his vows.


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The Monk - Matthew Gregory Lewis

Sophie Cottin - Elisabeth artwork Elisabeth
Sophie Cottin
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 31 December 1806
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Élisabeth ou les Exilés de Sibérie (1806), production la plus touchante de Sophie Cottin, ajoute encore à sa renommée. Mathilde ou Mémoires tirés de l’histoire des croisades n’est sans doute que le premier essai d’un plus vaste dessein romanesque, mais le terme de ses travaux, et bientôt de ses jours, est déjà marqué. Une maladie mortelle, accompagnée de souffrances de plusieurs mois, vient l’atteindre dans la retraite qu’elle s’était choisie. On a dit qu’une passion ardente et non partagée en aurait été la première cause. Peut-être est-ce l'amitié de Pierre Hyacinthe Azaïs, qu'elle fréquente lors de son séjour à Bagnères-de-Bigorre.


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Elisabeth - Sophie Cottin

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

Anthony Trollope - Linda Tressel artwork Linda Tressel
Anthony Trollope
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 31 December 1867
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The heroine, Linda Tressel, is pressured by her religious zealot aunt to marry an unpleasant man she finds repulsive. The story unfolds in some caricature and melodrama, yet remains an interesting study of Victorian social mores and relationships.


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Linda Tressel - Anthony Trollope

James Fenimore Cooper - Miles Wallingford artwork Miles Wallingford
James Fenimore Cooper
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 13 September 1851
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The sequel to Afloat and Ashore, set in the Napoleanic era. The terrific scene enacted so directly before his eyes, produced an effect on the Albon-ny man, who consented to haul aft his main-sheet, lower his studding-sail and top-sail, come by the wind, stand across to the Wallingford, heave-to, and lower a boat. This occurred just as Drewett was taken below; and, a minute later, old Mrs. Drewett and her two daughters, Helen and Caroline, were brought alongside.


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Miles Wallingford - James Fenimore Cooper

William Harrison Ainsworth - Old Saint Paul's artwork Old Saint Paul's
William Harrison Ainsworth
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 02 January 1882
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Old St. Paul's is a novel by William Harrison Ainsworth. It is a historical romance that describes the events of the Great Plague of London and the Great Fire of London. The story of Old St. Paul's is spread over six books that range between April 1665 and September 1666 and details the events of the grocer Stephen Bloundel's life. Part of the story deals with the pursuit of Leonard Holt, the grocer's apprentice, in love with his master's daughter while she pursues Maurice Wyvil. This happens while a plague hits London, and St Paul's Cathedral is turned into a place to house the sick. During the plague, London is filled with the ill while many characters, including Anselm Chowles and Mother Malmaynes, go around killing and robbing the sick. Bloundel seals his house to avoid the plague. While this happens, Holt wanders alone in London and catches the plague, and Amabel Bloundel goes to marry Wyvil.


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Old Saint Paul's - William Harrison Ainsworth

Walter Scott - Old Mortality, Volume 1. artwork Old Mortality, Volume 1.
Walter Scott
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 20 September 1832
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The origin of "Old Mortality", perhaps the best of Scott's historical romances, is well known. The remarkable person, called by the title of Old Mortality, was well known in Scotland about the end of the last century. His real name was Robert Paterson. He was a native, it is said, of the parish of Closeburn, in Dumfries-shire, and probably a mason by profession—at least educated to the use of the chisel.


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Old Mortality, Volume 1. - Walter Scott

Anthony Trollope - The Mistletoe Bough artwork The Mistletoe Bough
Anthony Trollope
Genre: Short Stories
Publish Date: 31 December 1881
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Elizabeth Garrow used to be engaged to marry Rodney Holmes, but it was broken off for some mysterious reason which the former refuses to divulge. All it takes is for Elizabeth's friends and a bough of mistletoe at Christmas to get the ball rolling.


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The Mistletoe Bough - Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope - Rachel Ray artwork Rachel Ray
Anthony Trollope
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 31 December 1881
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Rachel Ray offers a masterly and entertaining evocation of a small community living its life in mid-nineteenth-century England. The eponymous young lady is the daughter of one widow and sister of another. She falls for a handsome young man named Luke Rowan, who is the partner in a local brewery run by Mr. Thomas Tappitt, who has three young daughters to marry off.


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Rachel Ray - Anthony Trollope

James Hogg - The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner artwork The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner
James Hogg
Genre: Paranormal
Publish Date: 31 December 1834
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The book is considered by turns part-gothic novel part-psychological mystery, part-metafiction, part-satire, part-case study of totalitarian thought, it can also be thought of as an early example of modern crime fiction in which the story is told, for the most part, from the point of view of its criminal anti-hero. The action of the novel is located in a historically definable Scotland with accurately observed settings, and simultaneously infers a pseudo-Christian world of angels, devils, and demonic possession.


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The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner - James Hogg

俞达 - 青楼梦 artwork 青楼梦
俞达
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 04 July 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

呜呼!世之遭时不偶者,可胜道哉!夫人生天地间,或负气节,或抱经济,或擅长学问文章,类宜显名当世,际会风云,顾乃考其生平,则又穷年偃蹇,湮没以终。岂士伸于知己,而屈于不知己欤?抑何其不幸也!虽然“嫫母乘时,则嫱施晦迹”,前人早言之矣。尝见夫伪才自饰者,往往膺高官,享重禄,亦岂不驰声海内,交重一时?纪载章章,更仆难数,固不得谓之异事也。语云:“千里马常有,而伯乐不常逢。”此抑塞磊落之奇士,所以悲歌慷慨,而不能自已欤!吴门慕真山人心慨之,顷出其所撰《青楼梦》来乞为序。其书张皇众美,尚有知音,意特为落魄才人反观对镜,而非徒矜言绮丽为也。噫嘻!美人沦落,名士飘零,振古如斯,同声一哭。览是书者,其以作感士不遇也可,倘谓为导人狭邪之书,则误矣。


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青楼梦 - 俞达

Théophile Gautier - My Private Menagerie artwork My Private Menagerie
Théophile Gautier
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 22 October 1872
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is is romance book. I have often been caricatured in Turkish dress seated upon cushions, and surrounded by cats so familiar that they did not hesitate to climb upon my shoulders and even upon my head. The caricature is truth slightly exaggerated, and I must own that all my life I have been as fond of animals in general and of cats in particular as any brahmin or old maid. The great Byron always trotted a menagerie round with him, even when travelling, and he caused to be erected, in the park of New stead Abbey, a monument to his faithful Newfoundland dog Boats wain, with an inscription in verse of his own inditing. I cannot be accused of imitation in the matter of our common liking for dogs, for that love manifested itself in me at an age when I was yet ignorant of the alphabet. A clever man being at this time engaged in preparing a 'History of Animals of Letters, ' I jot down these notes in which he may find, so far as my own animals are concerned, trustworthy information.


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My Private Menagerie - Théophile Gautier

Heinrich Zschokke - The Broken Cup artwork The Broken Cup
Heinrich Zschokke
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 31 December 1847
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a story book. Manon and Marietta were transported beyond measure when they beheld the cup. Manon's eyes glistened with delight, but Marietta turned and said: 'I can neither take your heart nor your cup'. Then Mother Marion was angry, and cried out: 'But I accept both heart and cup. Oh, thou little fool, how long wilt thou despise thy good fortune! For whom dost thou tarry? Will a count of Provence make thee his bride, that thou scornest the Justice of Napoule? I know better how to look after my interests. Monsieur Hautmartin, I deem it an honor to call thee my son-in-law'. Then Marietta went out and wept bitterly.


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The Broken Cup - Heinrich Zschokke

John Cleland - Memoirs Of Fanny Hill artwork Memoirs Of Fanny Hill
John Cleland
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 31 December 1747
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Memoirs of Fanny Hill is considered the first original English prose pornography. The tale of a naïve young prostitute in bawdy 18th-century London who slowly rises to respectability, the novel & its popularity endured many bannings & critics, & today Fanny Hill is considered an important piece of political parody & sexual philosophy on par with French libertine novels.


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Memoirs Of Fanny Hill - John Cleland

Andreas Wilhelm Cramer - Bremen Cotton Exchange artwork Bremen Cotton Exchange
Andreas Wilhelm Cramer
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 31 December 1854
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a history book. A period covering 50 years is sure to show to the surviving and the younger generations certain milestones, which indicate a trend of human thought, or memorize important occurrences. We may look back upon mighty wars, or religious upheavals or the cruelties committed in both, or another may recall the peaceful thrifty life with its underlying romantic thought. Later generations may possibly call this episode of the last 50 years the Period of Economic Development. Every epoch has its dominating spirit; sometimes it is a God of War, sometimes a religious martyr, sometimes it takes the shape of a great poet and even the thoughts and lives of the every-day citizen are the replica of the spirit of its time. The embodiment of the spirit of the last 50 years is a Hercules. This famous demi-god executed 12 wondrous deeds, the names of which were painfully instilled into us at school, but his mighty deeds made no impression on the history of his time. Our Hercules has successfully achieved more than twelve wonderful works, nor need we look far afield to see the lasting imprint of his footsteps; we have always before us the great works of our time. We are the lucky ones, who are privileged to step anywhere on our northern shore into a carriage, far more commodious than the ancient stage coach, compose ourselves for sleep, and allow ourselves to be whirled away, in order to find ourselves the following noon, seated at a comfortable meal on the heights of the Rigi. We have crossed the Atlantic Ocean in six days, we talk and listen to a friend, and it is nothing to us that he is a thousand kilometres distant.


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Bremen Cotton Exchange - Andreas Wilhelm Cramer

May Agnes Fleming - The Unseen Bridgegroom artwork The Unseen Bridgegroom
May Agnes Fleming
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 23 May 1880
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a romance book. Though this romance is as convoluted as most of Fleming's works, the unlikeable characters make it tiresome. The 17-year-old heroine of mysterious origins, Mary Dane, is a cruel flirt with a dramatic bent. On the eve of her wedding to a much older, wealthy man, she's kidnapped and forced to wed one of her jilted suitors. The man wears a disguise, hence 'The Unseen Bridegroom'.


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The Unseen Bridgegroom - May Agnes Fleming

Samuel Rowlands - The Bride artwork The Bride
Samuel Rowlands
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 31 December 1616
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a romance book. According to Uma Thurman, the character was created collaboratively during the filming of Pulp Fiction, with Thurman providing the character’s first name and Tarantino her last name. After the release of Kill Bill Vol. 2, Tarantino commented that he 'love[s] the Bride' and that he 'killed [him]self to put her in a good place' at the end of the two-part film. Tarantino has said he saved most of The Bride's nuanced character development for the second half: 'As far as the first half is concerned, I didn't want to make her sympathetic. I wanted to make her scary. ' Thurman cited Clint Eastwood's performance in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly as a central inspiration for her performance because, in her words, Eastwood 'says almost nothing but somehow manages to portray a whole character.


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The Bride - Samuel Rowlands

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra - The History of Don Quixote, Volume 1, Part 09 artwork The History of Don Quixote, Volume 1, Part 09
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 22 April 1616
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a history storyl. The history relates that it was with the greatest attention Don Quixote listened to the ragged knight of the Sierra, who began by saying: 'Of a surety, senor, whoever you are, for I know you not, I thank you for the proofs of kindness and courtesy you have shown me, and would I were in a condition to requite with something more than good-will that which you have displayed towards me in the cordial reception you have given me; but my fate does not afford me any other means of returning kindnesses done me save the hearty desire to repay them. '


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The History of Don Quixote, Volume 1, Part 09 - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell - Sylvia's Lovers — Volume 3 artwork Sylvia's Lovers — Volume 3
Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 31 December 1864
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

And now Philip seemed as prosperous as his heart could desire. The business flourished, and money beyond his moderate wants came in. As for himself he required very little; but he had always looked forward to placing his idol in a befitting shrine; and means for this were now furnished to him. The dress, the comforts, the position he had desired for Sylvia were all hers. In this Philip vied with her; for besides his old love, and new pity for his aunt Bell, he never forgot how she had welcomed him to Haytersbank, and favoured his love to Sylvia, in the yearning days when he little hoped he should ever win his cousin to be his wife. But even if he had not had these grateful and affectionate feelings towards the poor woman, he would have done much for her if only to gain the sweet, rare smiles which his wife never bestowed upon him so freely as when she saw him attending to ‘mother,’ for so both of them now called Bell. For her creature comforts, her silk gowns, and her humble luxury, Sylvia did not care; Philip was almost annoyed at the indifference she often manifested to all his efforts to surround her with such things. It was even a hardship to her to leave off her country dress, her uncovered hair, her linsey petticoat, and loose bed-gown, and to don a stiff and stately gown for her morning dress. Sitting in the dark parlour at the back of the shop, and doing ‘white work,’ was much more wearying to her than running out into the fields to bring up the cows, or spinning wool, or making up butter. She missed the free open air, the great dome of sky above the fields; she rebelled against the necessity of ‘dressing’ (as she called it) to go out, although she acknowledged that it was a necessity where the first step beyond the threshold must be into a populous street.


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Sylvia's Lovers — Volume 3 - Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell - Sylvia's Lovers — Volume 2 artwork Sylvia's Lovers — Volume 2
Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 31 December 1864
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The next morning shone bright and clear, if ever a March morning did. The beguiling month was coming in like a lamb, with whatever storms it might go raging out. It was long since Philip had tasted the freshness of the early air on the shore, or in the country, as his employment at the shop detained him in Monkshaven till the evening. And as he turned down the quays (or staithes) on the north side of the river, towards the shore, and met the fresh sea-breeze blowing right in his face, it was impossible not to feel bright and elastic. The loud, monotonous murmur of the advancing and receding waters lulled him into dreaminess; the sunny look of everything tinged his day-dreams with hope. The cares of land were shut out by the glorious barrier of rocks before him. There were some great masses that had been detached by the action of the weather, and lay half embedded in the sand, draperied over by the heavy pendent olive-green seaweed. The waves were nearer at this point; the advancing sea came up with a mighty distant length of roar; here and there the smooth swell was lashed by the fret against unseen rocks into white breakers; but otherwise the waves came up from the German Ocean upon that English shore with a long steady roll that might have taken its first impetus far away, in the haunt of the sea-serpent on the coast of ‘Norroway over the foam. ’ The air was soft as May; right overhead the sky was blue, but it deadened into gray near the sea lines. Flocks of seagulls hovered about the edge of the waves, slowly rising and turning their white under-plumage to glimmer in the sunlight as Philip approached. The whole scene was so peaceful, so soothing, that it dispelled the cares and fears (too well founded in fact) which had weighed down on his heart during the dark hours of the past night.


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Sylvia's Lovers — Volume 2 - Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

Honoré de Balzac - Beatrix artwork Beatrix
Honoré de Balzac
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 31 December 1849
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A handsome young man named Calyste du Guénic is in love with the older woman, Félicité des Touches, a famous writer who uses the pen name of Camille Maupin. Félicité at first does not reciprocate Calyste’s feelings, and Calyste falls in love with the blonde marchioness Béatrix de Rochefide. Béatrix had already had an affair with Gennaro Conti, and Calyste has an additional rival in the form of Claude Vignon. Félicité des Touches (Camille Maupin) tries to help Calyste win Béatrix’s heart, thus sacrificing her own. Calyste’s efforts are ultimately a failure, and Béatrix is taken away by Gennaro Conti.


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Beatrix - Honoré de Balzac

Luise Mühlbach - Berlin and Sans-Souci; or Frederick the Great and his friends artwork Berlin and Sans-Souci; or Frederick the Great and his friends
Luise Mühlbach
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 31 December 1872
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It was a lovely May morning! The early rays of the sun had not withered the blossoms, or paled the fresh green of the garden of Charlottenburg, but quickened them into new life and beauty. The birds sang merrily in the groves. The wind, with light whispers, swept through the long avenues of laurel and orange trees, which surrounded the superb greenhouses and conservatories, and scattered far and wide throughout the garden clouds of intoxicating perfume.


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Berlin and Sans-Souci; or Frederick the Great and his friends - Luise Mühlbach

Mason Locke Weems - The Life of General Francis Marion artwork The Life of General Francis Marion
Mason Locke Weems
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 31 December 1824
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is novel book. Short sketch of an extraordinary French couple, viz. , the grandfather and mother of our hero—their early and happy loves — cruel persecution of the priests—final expulsion from their native country—providential settlement in South Carolina — their prosperous and exemplary lives —singular will of old Marion—and birth of his grandson, Francis. Immortal may their memory be Who fought and bled for liberty. One thousand seven hundred and thirty two was a glorious year for America. It gave birth to two of the noblest thunderbolts of her wars, George Washington and Francis Marion. The latter was born in St. John's parish, South Carolina. His father also was a Carolinian, but his grandfather was a Huguenot or French Protestant, who lived near Rochelle, in the blind and bigoted days of Louis XIV.


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The Life of General Francis Marion - Mason Locke Weems

Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann - The Devil's Elixir artwork The Devil's Elixir
Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann
Genre: Paranormal
Publish Date: 31 December 1821
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The charismatic monk Medardus becomes implicated in a deadly mystery against his will. As he travels towards Rome he wrestles with the enigma of his own identity while pursued by his murderous doppelganger. The monk's only hope for salvation lies with the beautiful Aurelie; but in order to escape the curse which lies over his family, he must evade the sinister powers of the living and the dead. In this lively and disturbing gothic tale, Hoffmann combines elements of the fantastic and the sublime to analyse the seductive ambiguities of art and the deeply divided nature of the human imagination.


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The Devil's Elixir - Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann

Bernhard Severin Ingemann - The Childhood of King Erik Menved artwork The Childhood of King Erik Menved
Bernhard Severin Ingemann
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 31 December 1861
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a historical romance tale by Bernhard Severin Ingemann. In present romance Ingemann introduces us to an interesting period in the history of Denmark--the last year of the reign of Erik Glipping, and the commencement of the reign of his son and successor, Erik Menved. He gives us a portraiture of the state of society at the time--glimpses of old laws and old customs--snatches of ancient fable--and places men before us as they lived and acted towards the close of the thirteenth century.


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The Childhood of King Erik Menved - Bernhard Severin Ingemann

Robert Montgomery Bird - The Infidel, Vol. I. artwork The Infidel, Vol. I.
Robert Montgomery Bird
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 31 December 1853
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book depicts the Fall of Mexico and historical romance. Before sunrise on the following morning, many a feathered band of allies from distant tribes was pouring into Tezcuco; for this was the day on which the Captain-General had appointed to review his whole force, assign the several divisions to the command of his favourite officers, and expound the system of warfare, by which he expected to reduce the doomed Tenochtitlan. The multitudes that were collected by midday would be beyond our belief, did we not know that the royal valley, and every neighbouring nook of Anahuac capable of cultivation, were covered by a population almost as dense as that which makes an ant-heap of the 'Celestial Empire, ' at this day.


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The Infidel, Vol. I. - Robert Montgomery Bird

Margaret Vandercook - The Ranch Girls and Their Great Adventure artwork The Ranch Girls and Their Great Adventure
Margaret Vandercook
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 31 December 1875
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

"The Ranch Girls and Their Great Adventure" is a fiction book that contains series of stories.


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The Ranch Girls and Their Great Adventure - Margaret Vandercook

Eugène Sue - The Mysteries of Paris, Volume 1 of 6 artwork The Mysteries of Paris, Volume 1 of 6
Eugène Sue
Genre: Paranormal
Publish Date: 31 December 1856
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is an novel book. There has been lots of talk on the origins of the French novel of the 19th century: Stendhal, Balzac, Dumas, Gautier, Sand or Hugo. One often forgets Eugène Sue. Still, The Mysteries of Paris occupies a unique space in the birth of this literary genre: it entranced thousands of readers for more than a year (even illiterates who had episodes read to them) and was also a major work in the formation of a certain form of social consciousness. One often hears that the 1848 revolution was partly born in the pages of the Mysteries of Paris or, more appropriately, that the Mysteries of Paris helped create a climate which allowed the 1848 revolution to occur. The hero of the novel is the mysterious and distinguished Rodolphe, who is really the Grand Duke of Gérolstein (a fictional country) but is disguised as a Parisian worker. Rodolphe can speak in argot, is extremely strong and a good fighter. Yet he also shows great compassion for the lower classes, good judgment, and a brilliant mind. He can navigate all layers of society in order to understand their problems, and to understand how the different social classes are linked. Rodolphe is accompanied by his friends Sir Walter Murph, an Englishman, and David, a gifted black doctor, formerly a slave. The first figures they meet are Le Chourineur and La Goualeuse. Rodolphe saves La Goualeuse from Le Chourineur's brutality, and saves Le Chourineur from himself, knowing that the man still has some good in him. La Goualeuse is a prostitute, and Le Chourineur is a former butcher who has served 15 years in prison for murder. Both characters are grateful for Rodolphe's assistance, as are many other characters in the novel.


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The Mysteries of Paris, Volume 1 of 6 - Eugène Sue

Carl Franz Velde - Specimens of German Romance artwork Specimens of German Romance
Carl Franz Velde
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 31 December 1823
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It was in the year 1568, on the 17th of May, old style, that Althea, the widow of Netz of Bogendorf, sate in her apartments at Schweidnitz. The mourning veil still flowed about her pale beautiful face, while her blue eyes gazed through their tears with melancholy tenderness on the only pledge of a brief yet happy union, the four years' old Henry, who sate upon her knees, and in childish sport was trying to pull the golden locks of his mother from under her widows' cap. Before her stood her old uncle, Seifried von Schindel, and, while he held the full goblet in his hand, exhausted himself in consolations to lessen the anguish of his beloved niece. With good-humoured rebuke he exclaimed, It is, no doubt, praise-worthy in your zeal to grieve for the loss of your husband; I myself can't bear those widows, who, like green wood, weep at one end, and burn at the other; but even good may be carried to excess, and this utter surrender of yourself to grief is as contrary to reason as it is to the word of God.


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Specimens of German Romance - Carl Franz Velde

Hector Berlioz - Correspondance inédite de Hector Berlioz, 1819-1868 artwork Correspondance inédite de Hector Berlioz, 1819-1868
Hector Berlioz
Genre: Paranormal
Publish Date: 31 December 1868
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Aujourd'hui, le voilà en train de conquérir l'un et l'autre; c'est pourquoi les éléments de ce livre ont été rassemblés et pourquoi cette notice a été écrite. La gloire et le succès tout à la fois!…. Pour réunir ces deux attributs, qui ordinairement marchent de compagnie et qui n'avaient été séparés (dans le cas présent) que par le plus grand des hasards, Berlioz n'a eu qu'une chose très-simple à faire, —une chose à laquelle nous sommes soumis, vous et moi, une chose de laquelle dépendent les oiseaux qui volent dans l'air, les poissons qui nagent dans l'eau, les fleurs qui présentent leurs corolles aux baisers du soleil, le mendiant sous ses haillons et le souverain sous sa pourpre, une chose que nous ne pouvons ni éviter quand nous ne la cherchons pas, ni rencontrer quand nous la cherchons: il n'a eu qu'à mourir. C'est que la mort est une fée mystérieuse dont la baguette a déjà accompli bien des prodiges. Telle marâtre insupportable, tel prince tyrannique, tel parent qui nous embarrassait, tel ami qui nous avait pris une place, nous apparaissent, dès qu'ils sont couchés dans la tombe, comme des modèles de vertus. Nous jetons des roses sur ces fosses encore béantes, nous avons soin de planter un bel arbre sur la terre fraîchement remuée, comme pour sceller le cachot et pour être assurés que le cadavre ne ressuscitera pas; ces précautions prises, rien ne nous empêche de chanter les louanges de ceux qui ne sont plus. Non-seulement ils ne nous gênent guère, mais, par-dessus le marché, ils nous servent contre les vivants. Quoi de plus naturel que d'écraser Mozart sous la réputation de Haydn! quoi de plus juste que de jeter à la tête de Rossini le Barbier de Paisiello? Berlioz, en vie, avait tous les inconvénients de son état de vivant; quoique, par ses maladies fréquentes, il donnât beaucoup d'espérances aux gens qui attendaient qu'il disparût, il n'en occupait pas moins un rang dans la presse, un fauteuil à l'Institut, une loge au théâtre, un espace quelconque d'air respirable; je ne parle pas de son prestige musical; certains critiques croyaient l'avoir détruit à tout jamais, ou s'imaginaient qu'ils le croyaient.


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Correspondance inédite de Hector Berlioz, 1819-1868 - Hector Berlioz

Elihu Burritt - A Journal of a Visit of Three Days to Skibbereen, and its Neighbourhood artwork A Journal of a Visit of Three Days to Skibbereen, and its Neighbourhood
Elihu Burritt
Genre: Paranormal
Publish Date: 31 December 1878
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a tells about novel story. There are many noble instances of individual sacrifices by personal attention to the sufferers, and other efforts for their relief, but nothing short of a law to give the poor of ireland the right to claim support from.


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A Journal of a Visit of Three Days to Skibbereen, and its Neighbourhood - Elihu Burritt

George Sand - La Marquise artwork La Marquise
George Sand
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 31 December 1833
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

En sortant du couvent à seize ans, la Marquise fut contrainte d'épouser un aristocrate de cinquante ans, froid et méprisant, qui la dégoûta du contact des hommes. Elle fut bientôt veuve et abandonnée dans une société aristocratique dissolue du 18e siècle, qui voulut la corrompre. Elle resta pourtant chaste, non par goût, mais par dégoût des hommes. Pour échapper aux pressions de son entourage, elle se lia au Vicomte de Larrieux, qui, contrairement aux autres, n'était pas méchant. Il était bête cependant, et uniquement préoccupé de plaisirs matériels. Elle lui resta fidèle durant soixante ans. Seul l'amour tout spirituel et élevé qu'elle voua au comédien Lélio illumina sa vie pendant cinq ans. Mais elle aimait plus les nobles sentiments des personnages interprétés par le comédien, que l'homme lui-même. Lélio, hors de scène, s'avérait être un individu sans attrait.


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La Marquise - George Sand

William Harrison Ainsworth - The Star-Chamber, Volume 1 artwork The Star-Chamber, Volume 1
William Harrison Ainsworth
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 02 January 1882
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Three Cranes in the Vintry. Adjoining the Vintry Wharf, and at the corner of a narrow lane communicating with Thames Street, there stood, in the early part of the Seventeenth Century, a tavern called the Three Cranes. This old and renowned place of entertainment had then been in existence more than two hundred years, though under other designations. In the reign of Richard II., when it was first established, it was styled the Painted Tavern, from the circumstance of its outer walls being fancifully coloured and adorned with Bacchanalian devices. But these decorations went out of fashion in time, and the tavern, somewhat changing its external features, though preserving all its internal comforts and accommodation, assumed the name of the Three Crowns, under which title it continued until the accession of Elizabeth, when it became (by a slight modification) the Three Cranes; and so remained in the days of her successor, and, indeed, long afterwards. Not that the last-adopted denomination had any reference, as might be supposed, to the three huge wooden instruments on the wharf, employed with ropes and pulleys to unload the lighters and other vessels that brought up butts and hogsheads of wine from the larger craft below Bridge, and constantly thronged the banks; though, no doubt, they indirectly suggested it.


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The Star-Chamber, Volume 1 - William Harrison Ainsworth

James Fenimore Cooper - The Wing-and-Wing artwork The Wing-and-Wing
James Fenimore Cooper
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 13 September 1851
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A classic story of love and sea warfare from one of America's greatest novelists. A dashing tale of French privateers upon the high seas. Yvard is the dashing and romantic French captain, steadfast to la Republique to the last, Ithuel Bolt is the Yankee sailor full of individualism and resourcefulness.


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The Wing-and-Wing - James Fenimore Cooper

Lydia Maria Francis Child - Philothea artwork Philothea
Lydia Maria Francis Child
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 31 December 1879
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This volume is purely romance; and most readers will consider it romance of the wildest kind. A few kindred spirits, prone to people space "with life and mystical predominance", will perceive a light within the Grecian Temple. The moon was moving through the heavens in silent glory; and Athens, with all her beautiful variety of villas, altars, statues, and temples, rejoiced in the hallowed light. The white columns of the lofty Parthenon stood in distinct relief against the clear blue sky; the crest and spear of Pallas Promachos glittered in the refulgent atmosphere, a beacon to the distant mariner; the line of brazen tripods, leading from the Theatre of Dionysus, glowed like urns of fire; and the waters of the Illyssus glanced right joyfully, as they moved onward to the ocean. The earth was like a slumbering babe, smiling in its sleep, because it dreams of Heaven.


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Philothea - Lydia Maria Francis Child

George Sand - Consuelo, Tome 1 (1861) artwork Consuelo, Tome 1 (1861)
George Sand
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 07 June 1876
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Consuelo, le personnage éponyme du roman, surnommée la Zingaracite_ref-1cite_ref-11, est une cantatrice italienne de Venise, élève du célèbre maître Porpora. Elle fuit Venise après la trahison de son amant Anzoleto, et les tentatives de séduction d'un riche vénitien Zustiani. Son maître Porpora l'envoie alors servir de professeur de chant dans la famille des Rudolstadt, en Bohême. Elle y rencontre le Comte, personnage étrange et tout d'abord inquiétant, servi par Zdenko un bohémien simple d'esprit, tous deux apparaissant et disparaissant à leur gré dans le château. Finalement il tombe follement amoureux de Consuelo qui doit, quant à elle, prendre en compte le fossé social qui les sépare malgré les sentiments qu’elle éprouve pour lui. C'est alors que son ancien amant Anzoleto se présente au château : Consuelo décide de fuir malgré l'amour de moins en moins réprimé qu'elle éprouve pour le Comte de Rudolstadt. Elle part alors chanter à Vienne. Le Comte tombant malade, elle retourne le voir, agitée par des pressentiments, et l'épouse juste avant qu'il ne meure, affaibli par une maladie étrange. Mais Consuelo semble douter de la mort de son mari, surtout depuis le déplacement d'une ombre dans le château qu'elle croit être Zdenko.


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Consuelo, Tome 1 (1861) - George Sand

Elizabeth Stuart Phelps - Men, Women, and Ghosts artwork Men, Women, and Ghosts
Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 31 December 1868
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

That you will at once, and distinctly, recall Dr. Sharpe—and his wife, I make no doubt. Indeed, it is because the history is a familiar one, some of the unfamiliar incidents of which have come into my possession, that I undertake to tell it. My relation to the Doctor, his wife, and their friend, has been in many respects peculiar. Without entering into explanations which I am not at liberty to make, let me say, that those portions of their story which concern our present purpose, whether or not they fell under my personal observation, are accurately, and to the best of my judgment impartially, related. Nobody, I think, who was at the wedding, dreamed that there would ever be such a story to tell. It was such a pretty, peaceful wedding! If you were there, you remember it as you remember a rare sunrise, or a peculiarly delicate May-flower, or that strain in a simple old song which is like orioles and butterflies and dew-drops. Harrie is not called exactly pretty, but she must be a very plain woman who is not pleasant to see upon her wedding day. Harrie’s eyes shone, —I never saw such eyes! and she threw her head back like a queen whom they were crowning. Her father married them. Old Mr. Bird was an odd man, with odd notions of many things, of which marriage was one. The service was his own. I afterwards asked him for a copy of it, which I have preserved. You trust her as your best earthly friend. You promise to love, to cherish, and to protect her; to be considerate of her happiness in your plans of life; to cultivate for her sake all manly virtues; and in all things to seek her welfare as you seek your own. You pledge yourself thus honorably to her, to be her husband in good faith, so long as the providence of God shall spare you to each other.


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Men, Women, and Ghosts - Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra - The History of Don Quixote, Volume 2, Part 39 artwork The History of Don Quixote, Volume 2, Part 39
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Genre: Historical
Publish Date: 22 April 1616
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a history story. Profound were Don Quixote's reflections on the reply of the enchanted head, not one of them, however, hitting on the secret of the trick, but all concentrated on the promise, which he regarded as a certainty, of Dulcinea's disenchantment. This he turned over in his mind again and again with great satisfaction, fully persuaded that he would shortly see its fulfillment; and as for Sancho, though, as has been said, he hated being a governor, still he had a longing to be giving orders and finding himself obeyed once more; this is the misfortune that being in authority, even in jest, brings with it. To resume; that afternoon their host Don Antonio Moreno and his two friends, with Don Quixote and Sancho, went to the galleys. The commandant had been already made aware of his good fortune in seeing two such famous persons as Don Quixote and Sancho, and the instant they came to the shore all the galleys struck their awnings and the clarions rang out. A skiff covered with rich carpets and cushions of crimson velvet was immediately lowered into the water, and as Don Quixote stepped on board of it, the leading galley fired her gangway gun, and the other galleys did the same; and as he mounted the starboard ladder the whole crew saluted him (as is the custom when a personage of distinction comes on board a galley) by exclaiming Hu, hu, hu, three times. The general, for so we shall call him, a Valencian gentleman of rank, gave him his hand and embraced him, saying, I shall mark this day with a white stone as one of the happiest I can expect to enjoy in my lifetime, since I have seen Senor Don Quixote of La Mancha, pattern and image wherein we see contained and condensed all that is worthy in knight-errantry.


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The History of Don Quixote, Volume 2, Part 39 - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Edward Bulwer-Lytton - Godolphin, Complete artwork Godolphin, Complete
Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Genre: Suspense
Publish Date: 31 December 1872
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is Complete volume of this book, The novel opens with a dying man named John Vernon is relaying his dying wishes to his daughter, Constance. John Vernon is an ex-politician who was betrayed by the Whigs, thus losing his fortune. Just before he dies he makes the thirteen-year-old daughter, Constance, swear an oath to marry a high-class powerful man in order to seek revenge on his old political party. After her father’s death Constance moves in with a wealthy distant relative, Lady Erpingham.


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Godolphin, Complete - Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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

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

1763-1825 Jean Paul - Flower, Fruit, and Thorn Pieces; artwork Flower, Fruit, and Thorn Pieces;
1763-1825 Jean Paul
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 31 December 1824
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The story in this book concerns the life of Firmian Stanislaus Siebenkäs and is told in a comedic style. Unhappily married, Siebenkäs goes to consult his friend, Leibgeber, who, in reality, is his alter ego, or Doppelgänger (a word of Jean Paul's own invention). Leibgeber convinces Siebenkäs to fake his own death, in order to begin a new life. Siebenkäs takes the advice of his alter ego, and soon meets the beautiful Natalie. The two fall in love; hence, the "wedding after death" noted in the title.


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Flower, Fruit, and Thorn Pieces; - 1763-1825 Jean Paul

1763-1825 Jean Paul - Hesperus or Forty-Five Dog-Post-Days Vol. I. artwork Hesperus or Forty-Five Dog-Post-Days Vol. I.
1763-1825 Jean Paul
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 31 December 1824
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It's a romance, a tragedy, a celebration of domestic life, a celebration of friendship, a criticism of court life - with commentary by the author.


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Hesperus or Forty-Five Dog-Post-Days Vol. I. - 1763-1825 Jean Paul


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