Zimbabwe romance books
Zimbabwe romance books

2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

The Battle of Life - Charles Dickens

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

Lady Susan - 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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

Camilla - Fanny Burney

Helen Rowland - A Guide to Men artwork A Guide to Men
Helen Rowland
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 31 December 1875
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A series of occasionally witty one-liners, poems and considerations on the subject of Men, Women and their Conjunction. By turns tender, bland, sexist (in both directions) and funny.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

A Guide to Men - Helen Rowland

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

Northanger Abbey - 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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

A Terrible Secret - May Agnes Fleming

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

The Broken Cup - Heinrich Zschokke

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

Emma - Jane Austen

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

Night and Day - Virginia Woolf

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

Two on a Tower - Thomas Hardy

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

The Daughter of the Commandant - Alexander Pushkin

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

Doctor Grimshawe's Secret — a Romance - Nathaniel Hawthorne

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

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

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

Lena Rivers - Mary Jane Holmes

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

O. T. a Danish Romance - Hans Christian Andersen

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

Villette - Charlotte Brontë

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

Marie; a story of Russian love - Alexander Pushkin

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

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

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

Wuthering Heights - Emily Brontë

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

City Crimes - George Thompson

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

St. George and St. Michael - George MacDonald

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

Barnabé Rudge, Tome I - Charles Dickens

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

La vampire - Paul Féval

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

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…


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

Nick of the Woods - Robert M. Bird

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

The Vicomte De Bragelonne - Alexandre Dumas

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

The Two Destinies - Wilkie Collins

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

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

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

Nina Balatka - Anthony Trollope

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 .


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

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

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

Old Saint Paul's - William Harrison Ainsworth

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

Old Mortality, Volume 2. - Walter Scott

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

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

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

Miles Wallingford - James Fenimore Cooper

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

The Mistletoe Bough - Anthony Trollope

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

Beatrix - Honoré de Balzac

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

The Infidel, Vol. I. - Robert Montgomery Bird

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

Rachel Ray - Anthony Trollope

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。


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

青楼梦 - 俞达

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

Bremen Cotton Exchange - Andreas Wilhelm Cramer

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. '


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

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

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

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

1763-1825 Jean Paul - The Invisible Lodge artwork The Invisible Lodge
1763-1825 Jean Paul
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: 31 December 1824
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a romantic novel written by german romantic writer Jean Paul. The Invisible Lodge, is in more than one sense, the Genesis of Jean Paul's poetic world and its inhabitants--the birth history of his first Romances.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

The Invisible Lodge - 1763-1825 Jean Paul

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

The Childhood of King Erik Menved - Bernhard Severin Ingemann

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

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

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

Godolphin, Complete - Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

The Mill on the Floss - George Eliot

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

Our Mutual Friend - Charles Dickens

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

The Lily of the Valley - Honoré de Balzac

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

Persuasion - Jane Austen

Eugène Sue - The Carlovingian Coins artwork The Carlovingian Coins
Eugène Sue
Genre: Paranormal
Publish Date: 31 December 1856
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is an novel book. The Age of Charlemagne is the watershed of the history of the present era. The rough barbarian flood that poured over Western Europe reaches in that age a turning point of which Charlemagne is eminently the incarnation. The primitive physical features of the barbarian begin to be blunted, or toned down by a new force that has lain latent in him, but that only then begins to step into activity--the spiritual, the intellectual powers. The Age of Charlemagne is the age of the first conflict between the intellectual and the brute in the principal branches of the races that occupied Europe. The conflict raged on a national scale, and it raged in each particular individual. The colossal stature, physical and mental, of Charlemagne himself typifies the epoch. Brute instincts of the most primitive and savage, intellectual aspirations of the loftiest are intermingled, each contends for supremacy--and alternately wins it, in the monarch, in his court and in his people.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

The Carlovingian Coins - Eugène Sue

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

The Monk - Matthew Gregory Lewis

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.


2018-08-14T16:45:20-07:00

Mansfield Park - Jane Austen


view: 450

Winter Rooms for 29 or less!

Start: 26 Oct 2017 | End: 31 Mar 2018

Free Fed Ex Shipping on All Orders at BestUsedTires.com!

Start: 03 Oct 2017 | End: 30 Apr 2018

The Launch of Mr P. A new brand designed and created by MR PORTER.

Start: 07 Nov 2017 | End: 07 Nov 2018

Search All Amazon* UK* DE* FR* JP* CA* CN* IT* ES* IN* BR* MX

Booking.com B.V. is based in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Ready for some statistics? Our 1,534,024 properties, including 860,482 holiday rentals, are located in 123,105 destinations in 229 countries and territories, and are supported internationally by 198 offices in 70 countries.
2013 Copyright В© Techhap.com Mobile version 2015 | PeterLife & company
Skimlinks helps publishers monetize editorial content through automated affiliate links for products. Affiliate programm.
Terms of use Link at is mandatory if site materials are using fully or particulary.
Were treated to the site administrator, a cup of coffee *https://paypal.me/peterlife
Yandex.ru