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Misérables, Les Vol. 4

By: Victor Hugo

This is volume 4 of 5. -- An ex-convict breaks parole and starts a new life as a righteous man, but is pursued by a police inspector. Along the way, the ex-convict joins a revolution, adopts a daughter, and beats people up. Hooray. (Summary by smileyman457)

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Bailén

By: Benito Pérez Galdós

Bailén es la cuarta novela de la primera serie de los Episodios Nacionales de Benito Pérez Galdós. En El 19 de Marzo y el 2 de Mayo , el joven gaditano Gabriel de Araceli libera a Inés de su encierro, en casa de los hermanos Requejo, con una hábil estratagema. Pero estalla el alzamiento del pueblo de Madrid contra los invasores franceses y ambos son apresados por las tropas de ocupación. En la novela anterior dejamos a Gabriel ante el pelotón de fusilamiento, que en ese ...

Fiction, Romance, Adventure

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Girl from Montana, The

By: Grace Livingston Hill

Young Elizabeth, left orphaned by an evildoer who murders her last brother, flees Montana on horseback to find her remaining relatives in the East. Her social and spiritual journey leads her through harrowing encounters, struggles between good and evil, romance and, ultimately, love and fortune. Classic Grace Livingston Hill. (Introduction by Gail Mattern)

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Room with a View, A

By: E. M. Forster

When Lucy Honeychurch travels to Italy with her cousin, she meets George Emerson, a bohemian and an atheist who falls in love with her. Upon her return to England, she is forced to choose between free-spirited George and her more conventional fiancé, Cecil Vyse. The story is both a romance and a critique of English society at the beginning of the 20th century. (Summary from wikipedia)

Romance, Fiction, Literature

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Fortunate Youth, The

By: William John Locke

Paul is a poor boy who grew up in London, in the household of his mother and stepfather. His journey to greatness is the subject of our story. But his desired success comes at a very high price. (Summary by Stav Nisser)

Fiction, Romance, Teen/Young adult

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Indiana

By: George Sand

This is George Sand's first novel. Her real name was Amantine (or Amandine) Lucile Dupin, and she later became baroness Dudevant. As an aristocratic woman living in 19th century France, she chose her first novel to be, above all, a realistic work. Indiana is trapped since the age of 16 in a loveless marriage with a rich, much older, man. Her only real friend is her cousin, sir Ralph, who, sometimes, just does things which are- logically- the best for her but- mentally- t...

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Anna Karenina, Book 8

By: Leo Tolstoy

Anna Karenina tells of the doomed love affair between the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the dashing officer, Count Vronsky. In Book 8, Vronsky leaves for the Servian war, unable to live without Anna and hoping to die. Back at his farm with a loving wife and baby son, Levin struggles with thoughts of death and the horror of living when he does not understand the whence, and why, and how, and what [life] was. (Summary by Mary Anderson and MaryAnn)

Fiction, Romance, Tragedy

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Camille

By: Alexandre (fils) Dumas ; Edmund Gosse

The Lady of the Camellias (French: La Dame aux camélias) is a novel by Alexandre Dumas, fils, first published in 1848, that was subsequently adapted for the stage. The Lady of the Camellias premiered at the Theatre de Vaudeville in Paris, France on February 2, 1852. An instant success, Giuseppe Verdi immediately set about to put the story to music. His work became the 1853 opera La Traviata with the female protagonist Marguerite Gautier renamed Violetta Valéry. In the En...

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Irene Iddesleigh

By: Amanda McKittrick Ros

Amanda McKittrick Ros, a Northern Irish writer, did for the novel what William McGonagall did for poetry and Florence Foster Jenkins for the coloratura voice. She published a number of novels (all at her own expense) and in addition to being a novelist was a poet, her best known being 'Visiting Westminster Abbey' which begins Holy Moses! Take a look! Flesh decayed in every nook! Some rare bits of brain lie here, Mortal loads of beef and beer. C.S. Lewis, J.R. Tolkien and...

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Theo

By: Frances Hodgson Burnett ; Fanny Burnett

It's described as A SPRIGHTLY LOVE STORY and it is written by F. H. Burnett, one of the most charming among American writers! (Summary by Project Gutenberg and Elli)

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Testament van mevrouw De Tonnette, Het

By: Gerard Keller

Het testament van mevrouw De Tonnette is een moderne romantische komedie - althans, modern voor het jaar 1882, waarin het verscheen. Mevrouw De Tonnette is een rijke, ongetrouwde, oude dame. Zij maakt, in het geheim, een nieuw testament, waarin ze al haar geld nalaat aan een arm achternichtje, Lina Ochten. Er is wel een voorwaarde: Lina moet getrouwd zijn op het moment dat het testament in werking treedt. De twee neven van de oude dame, de ijdele hoofdambtenaar Pieter Bo...

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L'Adultera

By: Theodor Fontane

Die Novelle L'Adultera (d.h. die Ehebrecherin; erschienen 1880) ist ein frühes Werk von Theodor Fontane. Es behandelt das gleiche Thema wie der spätere Roman Effi Briest (1894): Eine junge Frau mit einem viel älteren Mann, den sie nicht eigentlich liebt. L'Adultera beruht auf einem Vorfall in der Berliner Gesellschaft um 1874. Die Erzählung geht etwas versöhnlicher aus als Effi Briest.

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Rose in Bloom

By: Louisa May Alcott

Opening several years after the close of Eight Cousins, we find Rose coming home fresh from a voyage overseas, to find much changed about her. Now of a marriageable aged and heiress to a fortune, Rose finds joy,sorrow, and finally love await her -- as the Rose is finally ready to bloom into a good, strong, sweet and true woman. This sequel to Eight Cousins was written by Louisa May Alcott, the author of many well beloved children's books including Little Women, An Old Fa...

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Other Things Being Equal

By: Emma Wolf

Ruth Levice, the daughter of a rich San Francisco Jewish merchant, meats Dr. Herbert Kemp, and they slowly fall in love. However, she is Jewish and he is not. Can love overcome such an obstacle? And what is more important, duty or love? (Summary by Stav Nisser)

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Misérables, Les, Tome 2

By: Victor Hugo

C'est un roman historique, social et philosophique dans lequel on retrouve les idéaux du romantisme et ceux de Victor Hugo concernant la nature humaine. L'auteur lui-même accorde une grande importance à ce roman et écrit en mars 1862, à son éditeur Lacroix : Ma conviction est que ce livre sera un des principaux sommets, sinon le principal, de mon œuvre ». Le tome II de l'œuvre qui en compte cinq est consacré à Cosette. (Source : Wikipedia)

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Romance of an Old Fool, The

By: Roswell Field

A light-hearted account of a successful middle aged widower who chances to visit the small town in which he grew up to renew old acquaintances and perhaps reflect on his successes since his departure. This visit, however, becomes far more to him than he would have imagined, as he finds that one of his dearest childhood girlfriends had died not long after his departure, and the widower envisions a relationship with none other than her daughter, who he senses to be her mot...

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Anne of the Island (version 2)

By: Lucy Maud Montgomery

Anne is off to Redmond College! She will spend the next four years

Fiction, Romance, Teen/Young adult

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Sense and Sensibility (version 4)

By: Jane Austen

When Mr Henry Dashwood dies, with his estate entailed to his son and grandson, his wife and three daughters are left in reduced circumstances. In their new home at Barton Cottage, the two older sisters, Elinor and Marianne, experience both romance and heartache. Will they find true love? (Introduction by Karen Savage)

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Emma (version 5)

By: Jane Austen

A cautionary tale about the evils of interference, matchmaking and good intentions turned awry, Emma is the study of a young woman raised without sufficient discipline or occupation. Handsome, clever and rich, Emma is the epitome of what a young woman should be in Regency England, except for the fact that her indulgent father and lack of a mother have left her spoiled and used to getting her own way. Emma's only true critic and voice of reason is Mr. Knightley, a gentlem...

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Misérables, Les, Tome 1

By: Victor Hugo

C'est un roman historique, social et philosophique dans lequel on retrouve les idéaux du romantisme et ceux de Victor Hugo concernant la nature humaine. L'auteur lui-même accorde une grande importance à ce roman et écrit en mars 1862, à son éditeur Lacroix : Ma conviction est que ce livre sera un des principaux sommets, sinon le principal, de mon œuvre ». Le tome I de l'œuvre qui en compte cinq est consacré à Fantine. (Source : Wikipedia)

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