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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)

Fiction, Romance

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Marcia Schuyler

By: Grace Livingston Hill

A compelling love triangle. Marcia is young & sweet. Her older sister Kate is vain & selfish. Marcia deeply admires the man that Kate is to marry: handsome & respected David Spafford. But on the eve of the wedding, Kate elopes with another man. Marcia is there when the note is found...the note that effectively breaks David's heart. Out of pity for his situation, Marcia offers to take Kate's place, in order to save David from humiliation. She grows in love for him, all th...

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Lavender and Old Lace

By: Myrtle Reed

Jane Hathaway and her niece, Ruth Thorne, have never met. Jane invites Ruth for a visit, but leaves before Ruth comes. Ruth agrees to come to Jane for quiet and rest. When Ruth arrives, the maid gives her a letter from her aunt. In the letter, Aunt Jane does not tell Ruth anything about her trip abroad but insists that Ruth light an oil lamp in the attic each night. Very soon, the all together forgotten past and the steady present are united. (Summary by Stav Nisser)

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Frau Jenny Treibel

By: Theodor Fontane

Frau Jenny Treibel oder „Wo sich Herz zum Herzen find’t“ ist ein Roman Theodor Fontanes. Ende 1892 ausgeliefert, gewann der Roman sehr schnell die Gunst von Publikum und Kritik. Er hat sie bis heute ohne erkennbare Einschränkung bewahrt. Mit scheinbar nur halbem Ernst wird dem Leser eine Geschichte vorgeplaudert nach dem Muster einer Komödie. Im Zentrum des Romans stehen zwei Berliner Familien: Zum einen die großbürgerlichen Treibels – der Kommerzienrat, seine Frau Jenny...

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Hidden Places, The

By: Bertrand Sinclair

Hollister, returning home from the war physically scarred but otherwise healthy and intact, finds life difficult among society, and so chooses to roam about a bit seeking a future for himself. He eventually leads himself to a remote area in British Columbia, which begins the tale of the next phase of his life; a life which becomes far richer in totality than he would have imagined in his old unwelcoming haunts. A life among the hidden places. (Summary by Roger Melin)

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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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Battle of Life, The

By: Charles Dickens

While The Battle of Life is one of Charles Dickens' Christmas Books - his annual release of a story just before Christmas - this one breaks the tradition by not being concerned with Christmas. Rather, its subtitle, A Love Story, reveals more of the plot. The major events of this book take place on land that once was a battleground. That is just a backdrop for Dickens' idea of the real battle of life - finding and winning the right partner, so that life will go on to the ...

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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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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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Misérables, Les Vol. 1

By: Victor Hugo

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)

Romance, Fiction

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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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He Knew He Was Right

By: Anthony Trollope

He Knew He Was Right is a 1869 novel written by Anthony Trollope which describes the failure of a marriage caused by the unreasonable jealousy of a husband exacerbated by the stubbornness of a willful wife. As is common with Trollope's works, there are also several substantial subplots. Trollope considered this work to be a failure; he viewed the main character as unsympathetic, and the secondary characters and plots much more lively and interesting.

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Emma (version 4)

By: Jane Austen

Emma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. As in her other novels, Austen explores the concerns and difficulties of genteel women living in Georgian-Regency England; she also creates a lively comedy of manners.Before she began the novel, Austen wrote, I am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like. In the very first sentence she introduces the title character as Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and ...

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Rachel Ray

By: Anthony Trollope

The love that develops between Luke Rowan and Rachel Ray is not universally welcomed. Mrs. Tappitt- a rich, influential, and bad woman - wishes him to marry one of her own daughters, while Rachel's mother and older sister are not sure he is worthy of her. After many adventures, everybody gets what they deserve. Characteristically to Trollope's works, there is also a secondary plot involving the election of parliament in Baslehurst. Summary by Stav Nisser. The book lives ...

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Misérables, Les Vol. 5

By: Victor Hugo

This is volume 5 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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Mare au diable, La

By: George Sand ; Amandine Aurore Lucie Dupin

Sur l'avis de son beau-père, malgré sa réticence, le laboureur Germain, veuf de vingt-huit ans, va se rendre à Fourche pour rencontrer celle qui deviendra peut-être la nouvelle mère de ces trois petits enfants, la fille du père Léonard, jeune veuve elle aussi. Apprenant ce déplacement, la mère Guillette demande qu'il emmène avec lui sa fille, Marie, qui s'en va travailler comme bergère dans la région. En cours de route, la nuit tombe. Le brouillard se lève et les voilà p...

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Black Heart and White Heart

By: H. Rider Haggard

Black Heart and White Heart , is a story of the courtship, trials and final union of a pair of Zulu lovers in the time of King Cetywayo. (Introduction by H. Rider Haggard)

Romance, Fiction, Adventure

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Melting of Molly, The

By: Maria Thompson Daviess

Meet Molly: a quirky, spirited twenty-five-year old, widowed for 6 years, living in picturesque Hillsboro with her aunt amidst gossipy neighbors, on a strict diet, and in serious boy trouble. There's Arthur, her childhood sweetheart; then, there's the enigmatic, charming Judge Wade; and of course, there's her cousin Tom; and then, her infuriating neighbor, John Moore... But who will melt her heart? It is Arthur's return, and his seemingly simple request of wanting to see...

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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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Four Feathers, The

By: A. E. W. Mason

The Four Feathers is a 1902 adventure novel by British writer A.E.W. Mason that has inspired many films of the same title. The novel tells the story of British officer, Harry Feversham, who resigns his commission in the East Surrey Regiment just prior to Sir Garnet Wolseley's 1882 expedition to Egypt to suppress the rising of Urabi Pasha. He is faced with censure from three of his comrades for cowardice, signified by the delivery of three white feathers to him, from Capt...

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