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The Muse (Rothvale Legacy Historical Romance, #1)

What if the truth about a famous painting was not what it s been told to be What if it was not even the original work and a different painting had inspired its creation The story of a painting The motivation behind the work Flaming June Romanticist painter Lord Frederic Leighton s magnum opus a woman sleeping in a chair Hauntingly beautiful but with its inspiration locked away in the mystery of times past br br br Burdened with family skeletons and agonizing guilt an unwilling Lord Rothvale one b Graham Everley b returns from a long sojourn in Ireland to attend to the obligations awaiting him in England The last thing he imagines to find is his destiny but find her he does b Imogene Byron Cole b a girl as lovely as her past is tragic Graham can t walk away from her and so he marries her instead in spite of an increasingly tangled web of troubles that threaten to destroy the very foundation of his entire existence br br As Graham and Imogene start out on their journey together they express their love through a series of portraits The art ensnares them completely and in the end becomes their salvation bearing them through their deepest pain of loss and inspiring a masterwork br br This will be book one of a three part saga in the Rothvale Legacy Historical Prequel series br br The Muse Book I Graham Everley br The Rogue Book II Clive Gravelle br The Stargazer Book III Colin Everley


Jewels of Historical Romance

Love Historical Romance The Jewels of Historical Romance have created a sparkling collection just for you br br Have you ever longed to ask your favorite author which of her scenes she loves best Twelve internationally bestselling award winning historical romance authors all Jewels have selected their favorite scenes to share with you in this special volume br br Each gem sized scene is the perfect length to read over a cup of coffee or before falling asleep at night From the glittering ballrooms of the Regency to the majesty of Medieval castles sample the sparkling best from the Jewels of Historical Romance


Historical Romances

The library of America is dedicated to publishing America s best and most significant writing in handsome enduring volumes featuring authoritative texts Hailed as the finest looking longest lasting editions ever made The New Republic Library of America volumes make a fine gift for any occasion Now with exactly one hundred volumes to choose from there is a perfect gift for everyone


Wuthering Heights - Classic Literary Fiction - Historical Romance Classics: Illustrated

Includes English Countryside pictures reminiscent of Wuthering Heights location br br Wuthering Heights is the name of the farmhouse where the story unfolds The book s core theme is the destructive effect of jealousy and vengefulness both on the jealous or vengeful individuals and on their communities br br In Mr Lockwood a wealthy man from the south of England rents Thrushcross Grange in the north for peace and recuperation He visits his landlord Mr Heathcliff who lives in a remote moorland farmhouse Wuthering Heights where he finds an odd assemblage Heathcliff seems to be a gentleman but his manners are uncouth the reserved mistress of the house is in her mid teens and a young man seems to be a family member yet dresses and speaks like a servant br br Snowed in Lockwood is grudgingly allowed to stay and is shown to a bedchamber where he notices books and graffiti left by a former inhabitant named Catherine He falls asleep and has a nightmare in which he sees the ghostly Catherine trying to enter through the window He cries out in fear rousing Heathcliff who rushes to the room Lockwood is convinced that what he saw was real Heathcliff believing Lockwood to be right examines the window and opens it hoping to allow Catherine s spirit to enter When nothing happens Heathcliff shows Lockwood to his own bedroom and returns to keep watch at the window br br At sunrise Heathcliff escorts Lockwood back to Thrushcross Grange Lockwood asks the housekeeper Nelly Dean about the family at Wuthering Heights and she tells him the tale


Frankenstein: Complete, Authoritative Text with Biographical and Historical Contexts, Critical History, and Essays from Five Contemporary Critical Perspectives

Mary Shelley s Frankenstein is the world s most famous Gothic novel about eccentric scientist Victor Frankenstein who creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment Shelley s work is considered to be the world s first science fiction with Frankenstein s monster being a symbol of science gone awry Shelley s masterpiece has inspired numerous films plays and other books This the edition contains the author s final revisions


Les Miserables Smithsonian Historical Performances

Introducing one of the most famous characters in literature Jean Valjean the noble peasant imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread Les Mis rables ranks among the greatest novels of all time In it Victor Hugo takes readers deep into the Parisian underworld immerses them in a battle between good and evil and carries them to the barricades during the uprising of with a breathtaking realism that is unsurpassed in modern prose Within his dramatic story are themes that capture the intellect and the emotions crime and punishment the relentless persecution of Valjean by Inspector Javert the desperation of the prostitute Fantine the amorality of the rogue Th nardier and the universal desire to escape the prisons of our own minds Les Mis rables gave Victor Hugo a canvas upon which he portrayed his criticism of the French political and judicial systems but the portrait that resulted is larger than life epic in scope an extravagant spectacle that dazzles the senses even as it touches the heart


The Three Musketeers (The D'Artagnan Romances, #1)

One of the most celebrated and popular historical romances ever written The Three Musketeers tell the story of the early adventures of the young Gascon gentleman d Artagnan and his three friends from the regiment of the King s Musketeers Athos Porthos and Aramis br br Under the watchful eye of their patron M de Treville the four defend the honour of the regiment against the guards of the Cardinal Richelieu and the honor of the queen against the machinations of the Cardinal himself as the power struggles of th century France are vividly played out in the background br br But their most dangerous encounter is with the Cardinal s spy Milady one of literature s most memorable female villains


The Enchantment (Dell Historical Romance)

b Previously issued as My Warrior s Heart b br br i New York Times i bestselling author Betina Krahn breathes life into history in a spellbinding tale of a legendary swordswoman a time of bloodlust and myth and a love story so powerful it will take your breath away br br i A Woman s Heart i br Strong stunning and breathtakingly fierce Aaren Serricksdotter is the eldest daughter of a Viking sword stealer and a beautiful Valkyr But for the power of a long ago enchantment none shall know the true secrets of her heart perhaps not even herself br br i A Man Beguiled i br Heir to the Norse high seat Jorund Borgerson is torn between the ferocious legacy of his clan and his secret vow to bring peace to his people Until he meets a distant clansman s daughter a ravishing warrior who rouses Jorund like no other br br Bound together by a force as mysterious as it is powerful Jorund and Aaren must discover the secret of their remarkable union For in this time of violence and chaos two great warriors must prepare for a final battle a journey beyond the bloodshed to a true enchantment that is the birthright of every man and woman who has ever loved


The Scarlet Letter: A Romance

Nathaniel Hawthorne s most famous novel was published in and takes place in Puritan New England focusing on a community where a beautiful young woman Hester Prynne and her illegitimate child are subject to persecution and ostracism while the mother refuses to name her co conspirator in adultery and the father of her child burns up with secret guilt and shame Hawthorne s family history caused much of his interest in this time period but his spiritual leanings toward the popular Transcendental movement precipitated this classic novel where oppression injustice and intolerance and their consequences are explored in turn


Modern Romance

b Now a i New York Times i Bestseller br br A hilarious thoughtful and in depth exploration of the pleasures and perils of modern romance from one of this generation s sharpest comedic voices b br br At some point every one of us embarks on a journey to find love We meet people date get into and out of relationships all with the hope of finding someone with whom we share a deep connection This seems standard now but it s wildly different from what people did even just decades ago Single people today have more romantic options than at any point in human history With technology our abilities to connect with and sort through these options are staggering So why are so many people frustrated br br Some of our problems are unique to our time Why did this guy just text me an emoji of a pizza Should I go out with this girl even though she listed Combos as one of her favorite snack foods Combos My girlfriend just got a message from some dude named Nathan Who s Nathan Did he just send her a photo of his penis Should I check just to be sure br br But the transformation of our romantic lives can t be explained by technology alone In a short period of time the whole culture of finding love has changed dramatically A few decades ago people would find a decent person who lived in their neighborhood Their families would meet and after deciding neither party seemed like a murderer they would get married and soon have a kid all by the time they were twenty four Today people marry later than ever and spend years of their lives on a quest to find the perfect person a soul mate br br For years Aziz Ansari has been aiming his comic insight at modern romance but for i Modern Romance i the book he decided he needed to take things to another level He teamed up with NYU sociologist Eric Klinenberg and designed a massive research project including hundreds of interviews and focus groups conducted everywhere from Tokyo to Buenos Aires to Wichita They analyzed behavioral data and surveys and created their own online research forum on Reddit which drew thousands of messages They enlisted the world s leading social scientists including Andrew Cherlin Eli Finkel Helen Fisher Sheena Iyengar Barry Schwartz Sherry Turkle and Robb Willer The result is unlike any social science or humor book we ve seen before br br In i Modern Romance i Ansari combines his irreverent humor with cutting edge social science to give us an unforgettable tour of our new romantic world


Great Expectations (Illustrated with Historical Maps and Details)

Great Expectations is Charles Dickens s thirteenth novel It is his second novel after David Copperfield to be fully narrated in the first person Great Expectations is a bildungsroman or a coming of age novel and it is a classic work of Victorian literature It depicts the growth and personal development of an orphan named Pip br br Digitally retouched illustrations Kindle friendly With an Interactive Map on some readers br Beautifully illustrated and an absolute joy to read Kindle friendly br A neat table of contents for faster page turning experience br Fonts have been optimized and tested for display on Kindle and other e readers br This is the complete and unabridged edition of the original text br br


Emma (+Audiobook): With 5 Classic Romance Novels

Emma by Jane Austen is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance br br The novel has been adapted into several films television programs and a long list of stage plays br br b The Collection b br Emma i by Jane Austen i br Cranford i by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell i br Far From the Madding Crowd i by Thomas Hardy i br The Secret Garden i by Frances Hodgson Burnett i br Adam Bede i by George Eliot i br Cecilia i by Fanny Burney i br br br b The Audiobook b br Emma i by Jane Austen i


Historical Tragedy of Macbeth, 1761

This complete line by line Macbeth translation makes the language of Shakespeare s play more modern while preserving the metrical rhythm complexity and poetic qualities of the original The aim is to capture the sound and sense of Shakespeare s tragedy without the need for glosses or notes to use contemporary language without simplifying or modernizing the play in any other way


Persuasion: édition intégrale (Romance)

Anne Elliot jeune fille membre de cette bonne soci t n est pas insensible aux avances du jeune Frederick Wentworth officier de marine a priori sans avenir et d nu de relations dignes de procurer Mlle Elliot une place honorable Cette derni re influenc e par des pr jug s de classe un jugement personnel encore insuffisamment exerc rejette les avances de ce jeune homme Elle est alors bien s r sous l influence de sa famille dont le p re Sir Walter Elliot quelque peu snob et prodigue recherche une reconnaissance sociale d finitive qui le ferait entrer dans le cercle troit des d tenteurs de prestige social et patrimonial le tout l chelle de cette petite bourgade br br br br Format professionnel lectronique Ink Book dition br br br br br br br br br br br br br


Into The Unknown: A WWII Historical Romance

London on September is in upheaval War is inevitable Into this turmoil steps Kate Sheridan newly arrived from Ireland to live with her aunt and uncle and look for work When she meets Flight Lieutenant Charlie Butler sparks fly but he is a notorious womaniser Should she ignore all the warnings and get involved with a ladies man whose life will be in daily danger br br Charlie Butler has no intention of getting involved with a woman But when he meets Kate his resolve is shattered Should he allow his heart to rule his head and fall for a nineteen year old Irish girl while there is a war to fight br br Private conflicts and personal doubts are soon overshadowed Will the horrors of total war bring Kate and Charlie together or tear them apart


Undone (Brava Historical Romance)

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Dark Surrender (Gothic Historical Romance, #1)

TRAPPED IN DARKNESS br br Violet Whitechapel committed an unspeakable crime to save a child To escape the hangman s noose she takes refuge in a crumbling abbey with secrets darker than her own When its master offers her a temporary post Violet cannot say no Just as she begins to see him in a new light her past catches up to her and endangers them all br br THEIR PASSION BURNS BRIGHT br br Alistair Waldegrave keeps his daughter imprisoned in the black heart of his Gothic abbey As he searches for a cure to the disease the villagers call demonic his new governess brings much needed light into their lives But how can the passion between them survive the darkness encroaching from outside their sheltered walls


War and Peace: A Historical Novel

Excerpt from War and Peace A Historical Novel br When Russia already half conquered saw the inhabitants of Moscow flying to distant provinces while the levies of militia went on without cessation we who did not live then we fancy that every individual from the greatest to the least can have had but one idea that namely of sacrificing everything to save the country or to perish with it The records of the time indeed are full of traits of devotion and love of despair and anguish but the reality was far from what we fancy it The historic interest of those terrible years diverts our attention from the minor personal interests which by their more immediate pressure blinded contemporary witnesses to the importance of all that was going on around them br About the Publisher br Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find more at a target blank href http www forgottenbooks com rel nofollow www forgottenbooks com a br This book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases an imperfection in the original such as a blemish or missing page may be replicated in our edition We do however repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works


The Rogue (Rothvale Legacy Historical Romance, #2)

Fast horses fill his days br br Fast women fill his nights Racing horseman b Clive Gravelle b has never given the idea of settling down much thought at all And why should he His life is satisfying just as it is Or he would say so even if it isn t really true But ideas do change New acquaintances are made Love finds a way of pushing in becoming something very unexpected a forbidden dream to a man like Gravelle He won t ever fall in love with a woman again br br Then he finds b Cariss Wilton b Beautiful lovely sweet unspoiled Cariss Wilton br br She comes gently into his life although the effect is anything but gentle for him because Cariss is someone he can never have She is innocent and far too young A girl so faraway and above the debauched world in which he s lived his life that he couldn t possibly entertain the notion of dragging her down with him br br But Cariss is far stronger than she looks and she definitely knows the difference between good and evil Clive Gravelle just needs to be persuaded that he is so much more than an expert predictor of winning horseflesh and a scandalous cad with the ladies br br Will the innocent tame the rogue br br Maybe she already has but he just hasn t realized it yet


Stardust: Being a Romance within the Realms of Faerie

From multi award winning creator of The Sandman Neil Gaiman comes the incredible work that broke new ground in graphic novel storytelling re issued in a deluxe hardback edition with a new cover and eight additional pages of bonus material Together with acclaimed artist Charles Vess Gaiman returns to the realm of Faerie for a lavishly illustrated tale of an ancient world where magic and humanity mingle in extraordinary ways Gaiman s exquisitely crafted text and Vess breathtaking illustrations combine to create a novel with pictures an adult fairy tale that plunges the reader into the very heart of an enchanting magical land Tying in with the release of the film this is your chance to own a piece of Stardust


The Homeless Heiress (Historical Romance)

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All Quiet on the Western Front (Greatest Historical Novels)

This is the testament of Paul B umer who enlists with his classmates in the German army of World War I These young men become enthusiastic soldiers but their world of duty culture and progress breaks into pieces under the first bombardment in the trenches br br Through years of vivid horror Paul holds fast to a single vow to fight against the hatred that meaninglessly pits young men of the same generation but different uniforms against one another if only he can come out of the war alive


Diario De Um Banana: Um Romance em Quadrinhos

N o f cil ser crian a E ningu m sabe disso melhor do que Greg Heffley que se v mergulhado no ensino fundamental onde fracotes subdesenvolvidos dividem os corredores com garotos que s o mais altos mais malvados e j se barbeiam br br br br Em Di rio de um Banana o autor e ilustrados Jeff Kinney nos apresenta um her i improv vel


Northanger Abbey Edited Version: A best ever romance, fiction and Gothic novel of eighteenth century

Jane Austen s first novel Northanger Abbey published posthumously in tells the story of Catherine Morland and her dangerously sweet nature innocence and sometime self delusio


The Importance of Being Earnest In Plain and Simple English: Includes Study Guide, Complete Unabridged Book, Historical Context, Biography and Character Index

Oscar Wilde s madcap farce about mistaken identities secret engagements and lovers entanglements still delights readers more than a century after its publication and premiere performance The rapid fire wit and eccentric characters of The Importance of Being Earnest have made it a mainstay of the high school curriculum for decades br br Cecily Cardew and Gwendolen Fairfax are both in love with the same mythical suitor Jack Worthing has wooed Gwendolen as Ernest while Algernon has also posed as Ernest to win the heart of Jack s ward Cecily When all four arrive at Jack s country home on the same weekend the girls to fight for Ernest s undivided attention and the Ernests to claim their beloveds pandemonium breaks loose br br Only a nursemaid and an old discarded hand bag can save the day


Neu-romancer

The Matrix is a world i within i the world a global consensus hallucination the representation of every byte of data in cyberspace br br Case had been the sharpest data thief in the business until vengeful former employers crippled his nervous system But now a new and very mysterious employer recruits him for a last chance run The target an unthinkably powerful artificial intelligence orbiting Earth in service of the sinister Tessier Ashpool business clan With a dead man riding shotgun and Molly mirror eyed street samurai to watch his back Case embarks on an adventure that ups the ante on an entire genre of fiction br br Hotwired to the leading edges of art and technology b Neuromancer b ranks with b b and b Brave New World b as one of the century s most potent visions of the future


Chase the Moon: A Historical Romance

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Romancing the Rogue (Gothic Historical Romance, #2)

When the new earl inherits poor relation Miss Rebecca Bond must wed immediately or be out on her ear The only man she s ever loved is summoned to hear the will but he already rejected her so soundly that they haven t spoken in years Yet who better than a rakish Viscount to teach her how to snare a gentleman who appreciates her charms br br Daniel Goodenham Lord North Barrows regrets nothing more than the lost friendship with the one woman who treated him like a man not a title Fate has given him the perfect pretext to win her forgiveness even if it means having to matchmake her to someone else But now that she s back in his life he ll do anything to convince her to choose him instead br br This story was first featured in the Vexed anthology


Tamed by the Barbarian (Historical Romance)

i A stolen kiss i br br Cicely Milburn has no intention of marrying anyone let alone a Scottish barbarian But when Lord Rory Mackillin rescues her from a treacherous attack she reluctantly accepts his help even though his kisses trouble her dreams br br i An honorable barbarian i br br The Border Reiver is determined to guard his charge on their journey through war torn England Yet he cannot shield his own heart from Cicely s beauty and bravery especially when the only honorable way to protect her is to marry her


Mistress Or Marriage? (Historical Romance: Regency)

To ensure the succession of the Helford family line it s imperative that David Melville Viscount Helford should marry and soon He s determined to choose a wife of nobility and decorum as a matter of convenience until his resolve is shaken to the core by the independent and fiery Miss Marsden br br Sophie s plain beauty forthrightness and virtually penniless state are nothing Viscount Helford desires in a wife But she stirs a passion in him he cannot resist The solution seems easy but to take her as his mistress would tarnish her good name something he knows she can t afford to lose But can he afford to lose her


The Muse (Rothvale Legacy Historical Romance, #1)

What if the truth about a famous painting was not what it s been told to be What if it was not even the original work and a different painting had inspired its creation The story of a painting The motivation behind the work Flaming June Romanticist painter Lord Frederic Leighton s magnum opus a woman sleeping in a chair Hauntingly beautiful but with its inspiration locked away in the mystery of times past br br br Burdened with family skeletons and agonizing guilt an unwilling Lord Rothvale one b Graham Everley b returns from a long sojourn in Ireland to attend to the obligations awaiting him in England The last thing he imagines to find is his destiny but find her he does b Imogene Byron Cole b a girl as lovely as her past is tragic Graham can t walk away from her and so he marries her instead in spite of an increasingly tangled web of troubles that threaten to destroy the very foundation of his entire existence br br As Graham and Imogene start out on their journey together they express their love through a series of portraits The art ensnares them completely and in the end becomes their salvation bearing them through their deepest pain of loss and inspiring a masterwork br br This will be book one of a three part saga in the Rothvale Legacy Historical Prequel series br br The Muse Book I Graham Everley br The Rogue Book II Clive Gravelle br The Stargazer Book III Colin Everley


Jewels of Historical Romance

Love Historical Romance The Jewels of Historical Romance have created a sparkling collection just for you br br Have you ever longed to ask your favorite author which of her scenes she loves best Twelve internationally bestselling award winning historical romance authors all Jewels have selected their favorite scenes to share with you in this special volume br br Each gem sized scene is the perfect length to read over a cup of coffee or before falling asleep at night From the glittering ballrooms of the Regency to the majesty of Medieval castles sample the sparkling best from the Jewels of Historical Romance


Historical Romances

The library of America is dedicated to publishing America s best and most significant writing in handsome enduring volumes featuring authoritative texts Hailed as the finest looking longest lasting editions ever made The New Republic Library of America volumes make a fine gift for any occasion Now with exactly one hundred volumes to choose from there is a perfect gift for everyone


Wuthering Heights - Classic Literary Fiction - Historical Romance Classics: Illustrated

Includes English Countryside pictures reminiscent of Wuthering Heights location br br Wuthering Heights is the name of the farmhouse where the story unfolds The book s core theme is the destructive effect of jealousy and vengefulness both on the jealous or vengeful individuals and on their communities br br In Mr Lockwood a wealthy man from the south of England rents Thrushcross Grange in the north for peace and recuperation He visits his landlord Mr Heathcliff who lives in a remote moorland farmhouse Wuthering Heights where he finds an odd assemblage Heathcliff seems to be a gentleman but his manners are uncouth the reserved mistress of the house is in her mid teens and a young man seems to be a family member yet dresses and speaks like a servant br br Snowed in Lockwood is grudgingly allowed to stay and is shown to a bedchamber where he notices books and graffiti left by a former inhabitant named Catherine He falls asleep and has a nightmare in which he sees the ghostly Catherine trying to enter through the window He cries out in fear rousing Heathcliff who rushes to the room Lockwood is convinced that what he saw was real Heathcliff believing Lockwood to be right examines the window and opens it hoping to allow Catherine s spirit to enter When nothing happens Heathcliff shows Lockwood to his own bedroom and returns to keep watch at the window br br At sunrise Heathcliff escorts Lockwood back to Thrushcross Grange Lockwood asks the housekeeper Nelly Dean about the family at Wuthering Heights and she tells him the tale


Frankenstein: Complete, Authoritative Text with Biographical and Historical Contexts, Critical History, and Essays from Five Contemporary Critical Perspectives

Mary Shelley s Frankenstein is the world s most famous Gothic novel about eccentric scientist Victor Frankenstein who creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment Shelley s work is considered to be the world s first science fiction with Frankenstein s monster being a symbol of science gone awry Shelley s masterpiece has inspired numerous films plays and other books This the edition contains the author s final revisions


Les Miserables Smithsonian Historical Performances

Introducing one of the most famous characters in literature Jean Valjean the noble peasant imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread Les Mis rables ranks among the greatest novels of all time In it Victor Hugo takes readers deep into the Parisian underworld immerses them in a battle between good and evil and carries them to the barricades during the uprising of with a breathtaking realism that is unsurpassed in modern prose Within his dramatic story are themes that capture the intellect and the emotions crime and punishment the relentless persecution of Valjean by Inspector Javert the desperation of the prostitute Fantine the amorality of the rogue Th nardier and the universal desire to escape the prisons of our own minds Les Mis rables gave Victor Hugo a canvas upon which he portrayed his criticism of the French political and judicial systems but the portrait that resulted is larger than life epic in scope an extravagant spectacle that dazzles the senses even as it touches the heart


The Three Musketeers (The D'Artagnan Romances, #1)

One of the most celebrated and popular historical romances ever written The Three Musketeers tell the story of the early adventures of the young Gascon gentleman d Artagnan and his three friends from the regiment of the King s Musketeers Athos Porthos and Aramis br br Under the watchful eye of their patron M de Treville the four defend the honour of the regiment against the guards of the Cardinal Richelieu and the honor of the queen against the machinations of the Cardinal himself as the power struggles of th century France are vividly played out in the background br br But their most dangerous encounter is with the Cardinal s spy Milady one of literature s most memorable female villains


The Enchantment (Dell Historical Romance)

b Previously issued as My Warrior s Heart b br br i New York Times i bestselling author Betina Krahn breathes life into history in a spellbinding tale of a legendary swordswoman a time of bloodlust and myth and a love story so powerful it will take your breath away br br i A Woman s Heart i br Strong stunning and breathtakingly fierce Aaren Serricksdotter is the eldest daughter of a Viking sword stealer and a beautiful Valkyr But for the power of a long ago enchantment none shall know the true secrets of her heart perhaps not even herself br br i A Man Beguiled i br Heir to the Norse high seat Jorund Borgerson is torn between the ferocious legacy of his clan and his secret vow to bring peace to his people Until he meets a distant clansman s daughter a ravishing warrior who rouses Jorund like no other br br Bound together by a force as mysterious as it is powerful Jorund and Aaren must discover the secret of their remarkable union For in this time of violence and chaos two great warriors must prepare for a final battle a journey beyond the bloodshed to a true enchantment that is the birthright of every man and woman who has ever loved


The Scarlet Letter: A Romance

Nathaniel Hawthorne s most famous novel was published in and takes place in Puritan New England focusing on a community where a beautiful young woman Hester Prynne and her illegitimate child are subject to persecution and ostracism while the mother refuses to name her co conspirator in adultery and the father of her child burns up with secret guilt and shame Hawthorne s family history caused much of his interest in this time period but his spiritual leanings toward the popular Transcendental movement precipitated this classic novel where oppression injustice and intolerance and their consequences are explored in turn


Modern Romance

b Now a i New York Times i Bestseller br br A hilarious thoughtful and in depth exploration of the pleasures and perils of modern romance from one of this generation s sharpest comedic voices b br br At some point every one of us embarks on a journey to find love We meet people date get into and out of relationships all with the hope of finding someone with whom we share a deep connection This seems standard now but it s wildly different from what people did even just decades ago Single people today have more romantic options than at any point in human history With technology our abilities to connect with and sort through these options are staggering So why are so many people frustrated br br Some of our problems are unique to our time Why did this guy just text me an emoji of a pizza Should I go out with this girl even though she listed Combos as one of her favorite snack foods Combos My girlfriend just got a message from some dude named Nathan Who s Nathan Did he just send her a photo of his penis Should I check just to be sure br br But the transformation of our romantic lives can t be explained by technology alone In a short period of time the whole culture of finding love has changed dramatically A few decades ago people would find a decent person who lived in their neighborhood Their families would meet and after deciding neither party seemed like a murderer they would get married and soon have a kid all by the time they were twenty four Today people marry later than ever and spend years of their lives on a quest to find the perfect person a soul mate br br For years Aziz Ansari has been aiming his comic insight at modern romance but for i Modern Romance i the book he decided he needed to take things to another level He teamed up with NYU sociologist Eric Klinenberg and designed a massive research project including hundreds of interviews and focus groups conducted everywhere from Tokyo to Buenos Aires to Wichita They analyzed behavioral data and surveys and created their own online research forum on Reddit which drew thousands of messages They enlisted the world s leading social scientists including Andrew Cherlin Eli Finkel Helen Fisher Sheena Iyengar Barry Schwartz Sherry Turkle and Robb Willer The result is unlike any social science or humor book we ve seen before br br In i Modern Romance i Ansari combines his irreverent humor with cutting edge social science to give us an unforgettable tour of our new romantic world


Great Expectations (Illustrated with Historical Maps and Details)

Great Expectations is Charles Dickens s thirteenth novel It is his second novel after David Copperfield to be fully narrated in the first person Great Expectations is a bildungsroman or a coming of age novel and it is a classic work of Victorian literature It depicts the growth and personal development of an orphan named Pip br br Digitally retouched illustrations Kindle friendly With an Interactive Map on some readers br Beautifully illustrated and an absolute joy to read Kindle friendly br A neat table of contents for faster page turning experience br Fonts have been optimized and tested for display on Kindle and other e readers br This is the complete and unabridged edition of the original text br br


Emma (+Audiobook): With 5 Classic Romance Novels

Emma by Jane Austen is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance br br The novel has been adapted into several films television programs and a long list of stage plays br br b The Collection b br Emma i by Jane Austen i br Cranford i by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell i br Far From the Madding Crowd i by Thomas Hardy i br The Secret Garden i by Frances Hodgson Burnett i br Adam Bede i by George Eliot i br Cecilia i by Fanny Burney i br br br b The Audiobook b br Emma i by Jane Austen i


Historical Tragedy of Macbeth, 1761

This complete line by line Macbeth translation makes the language of Shakespeare s play more modern while preserving the metrical rhythm complexity and poetic qualities of the original The aim is to capture the sound and sense of Shakespeare s tragedy without the need for glosses or notes to use contemporary language without simplifying or modernizing the play in any other way


Persuasion: édition intégrale (Romance)

Anne Elliot jeune fille membre de cette bonne soci t n est pas insensible aux avances du jeune Frederick Wentworth officier de marine a priori sans avenir et d nu de relations dignes de procurer Mlle Elliot une place honorable Cette derni re influenc e par des pr jug s de classe un jugement personnel encore insuffisamment exerc rejette les avances de ce jeune homme Elle est alors bien s r sous l influence de sa famille dont le p re Sir Walter Elliot quelque peu snob et prodigue recherche une reconnaissance sociale d finitive qui le ferait entrer dans le cercle troit des d tenteurs de prestige social et patrimonial le tout l chelle de cette petite bourgade br br br br Format professionnel lectronique Ink Book dition br br br br br br br br br br br br br


Into The Unknown: A WWII Historical Romance

London on September is in upheaval War is inevitable Into this turmoil steps Kate Sheridan newly arrived from Ireland to live with her aunt and uncle and look for work When she meets Flight Lieutenant Charlie Butler sparks fly but he is a notorious womaniser Should she ignore all the warnings and get involved with a ladies man whose life will be in daily danger br br Charlie Butler has no intention of getting involved with a woman But when he meets Kate his resolve is shattered Should he allow his heart to rule his head and fall for a nineteen year old Irish girl while there is a war to fight br br Private conflicts and personal doubts are soon overshadowed Will the horrors of total war bring Kate and Charlie together or tear them apart


Undone (Brava Historical Romance)

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Dark Surrender (Gothic Historical Romance, #1)

TRAPPED IN DARKNESS br br Violet Whitechapel committed an unspeakable crime to save a child To escape the hangman s noose she takes refuge in a crumbling abbey with secrets darker than her own When its master offers her a temporary post Violet cannot say no Just as she begins to see him in a new light her past catches up to her and endangers them all br br THEIR PASSION BURNS BRIGHT br br Alistair Waldegrave keeps his daughter imprisoned in the black heart of his Gothic abbey As he searches for a cure to the disease the villagers call demonic his new governess brings much needed light into their lives But how can the passion between them survive the darkness encroaching from outside their sheltered walls


War and Peace: A Historical Novel

Excerpt from War and Peace A Historical Novel br When Russia already half conquered saw the inhabitants of Moscow flying to distant provinces while the levies of militia went on without cessation we who did not live then we fancy that every individual from the greatest to the least can have had but one idea that namely of sacrificing everything to save the country or to perish with it The records of the time indeed are full of traits of devotion and love of despair and anguish but the reality was far from what we fancy it The historic interest of those terrible years diverts our attention from the minor personal interests which by their more immediate pressure blinded contemporary witnesses to the importance of all that was going on around them br About the Publisher br Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find more at a target blank href http www forgottenbooks com rel nofollow www forgottenbooks com a br This book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases an imperfection in the original such as a blemish or missing page may be replicated in our edition We do however repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works


The Rogue (Rothvale Legacy Historical Romance, #2)

Fast horses fill his days br br Fast women fill his nights Racing horseman b Clive Gravelle b has never given the idea of settling down much thought at all And why should he His life is satisfying just as it is Or he would say so even if it isn t really true But ideas do change New acquaintances are made Love finds a way of pushing in becoming something very unexpected a forbidden dream to a man like Gravelle He won t ever fall in love with a woman again br br Then he finds b Cariss Wilton b Beautiful lovely sweet unspoiled Cariss Wilton br br She comes gently into his life although the effect is anything but gentle for him because Cariss is someone he can never have She is innocent and far too young A girl so faraway and above the debauched world in which he s lived his life that he couldn t possibly entertain the notion of dragging her down with him br br But Cariss is far stronger than she looks and she definitely knows the difference between good and evil Clive Gravelle just needs to be persuaded that he is so much more than an expert predictor of winning horseflesh and a scandalous cad with the ladies br br Will the innocent tame the rogue br br Maybe she already has but he just hasn t realized it yet


Stardust: Being a Romance within the Realms of Faerie

From multi award winning creator of The Sandman Neil Gaiman comes the incredible work that broke new ground in graphic novel storytelling re issued in a deluxe hardback edition with a new cover and eight additional pages of bonus material Together with acclaimed artist Charles Vess Gaiman returns to the realm of Faerie for a lavishly illustrated tale of an ancient world where magic and humanity mingle in extraordinary ways Gaiman s exquisitely crafted text and Vess breathtaking illustrations combine to create a novel with pictures an adult fairy tale that plunges the reader into the very heart of an enchanting magical land Tying in with the release of the film this is your chance to own a piece of Stardust


The Homeless Heiress (Historical Romance)

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All Quiet on the Western Front (Greatest Historical Novels)

This is the testament of Paul B umer who enlists with his classmates in the German army of World War I These young men become enthusiastic soldiers but their world of duty culture and progress breaks into pieces under the first bombardment in the trenches br br Through years of vivid horror Paul holds fast to a single vow to fight against the hatred that meaninglessly pits young men of the same generation but different uniforms against one another if only he can come out of the war alive


Diario De Um Banana: Um Romance em Quadrinhos

N o f cil ser crian a E ningu m sabe disso melhor do que Greg Heffley que se v mergulhado no ensino fundamental onde fracotes subdesenvolvidos dividem os corredores com garotos que s o mais altos mais malvados e j se barbeiam br br br br Em Di rio de um Banana o autor e ilustrados Jeff Kinney nos apresenta um her i improv vel


Northanger Abbey Edited Version: A best ever romance, fiction and Gothic novel of eighteenth century

Jane Austen s first novel Northanger Abbey published posthumously in tells the story of Catherine Morland and her dangerously sweet nature innocence and sometime self delusio


The Importance of Being Earnest In Plain and Simple English: Includes Study Guide, Complete Unabridged Book, Historical Context, Biography and Character Index

Oscar Wilde s madcap farce about mistaken identities secret engagements and lovers entanglements still delights readers more than a century after its publication and premiere performance The rapid fire wit and eccentric characters of The Importance of Being Earnest have made it a mainstay of the high school curriculum for decades br br Cecily Cardew and Gwendolen Fairfax are both in love with the same mythical suitor Jack Worthing has wooed Gwendolen as Ernest while Algernon has also posed as Ernest to win the heart of Jack s ward Cecily When all four arrive at Jack s country home on the same weekend the girls to fight for Ernest s undivided attention and the Ernests to claim their beloveds pandemonium breaks loose br br Only a nursemaid and an old discarded hand bag can save the day


Neu-romancer

The Matrix is a world i within i the world a global consensus hallucination the representation of every byte of data in cyberspace br br Case had been the sharpest data thief in the business until vengeful former employers crippled his nervous system But now a new and very mysterious employer recruits him for a last chance run The target an unthinkably powerful artificial intelligence orbiting Earth in service of the sinister Tessier Ashpool business clan With a dead man riding shotgun and Molly mirror eyed street samurai to watch his back Case embarks on an adventure that ups the ante on an entire genre of fiction br br Hotwired to the leading edges of art and technology b Neuromancer b ranks with b b and b Brave New World b as one of the century s most potent visions of the future


Chase the Moon: A Historical Romance

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Romancing the Rogue (Gothic Historical Romance, #2)

When the new earl inherits poor relation Miss Rebecca Bond must wed immediately or be out on her ear The only man she s ever loved is summoned to hear the will but he already rejected her so soundly that they haven t spoken in years Yet who better than a rakish Viscount to teach her how to snare a gentleman who appreciates her charms br br Daniel Goodenham Lord North Barrows regrets nothing more than the lost friendship with the one woman who treated him like a man not a title Fate has given him the perfect pretext to win her forgiveness even if it means having to matchmake her to someone else But now that she s back in his life he ll do anything to convince her to choose him instead br br This story was first featured in the Vexed anthology


Tamed by the Barbarian (Historical Romance)

i A stolen kiss i br br Cicely Milburn has no intention of marrying anyone let alone a Scottish barbarian But when Lord Rory Mackillin rescues her from a treacherous attack she reluctantly accepts his help even though his kisses trouble her dreams br br i An honorable barbarian i br br The Border Reiver is determined to guard his charge on their journey through war torn England Yet he cannot shield his own heart from Cicely s beauty and bravery especially when the only honorable way to protect her is to marry her


Mistress Or Marriage? (Historical Romance: Regency)

To ensure the succession of the Helford family line it s imperative that David Melville Viscount Helford should marry and soon He s determined to choose a wife of nobility and decorum as a matter of convenience until his resolve is shaken to the core by the independent and fiery Miss Marsden br br Sophie s plain beauty forthrightness and virtually penniless state are nothing Viscount Helford desires in a wife But she stirs a passion in him he cannot resist The solution seems easy but to take her as his mistress would tarnish her good name something he knows she can t afford to lose But can he afford to lose her