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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...

Romance, Fiction

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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)

Fiction, Romance

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Emma (version 3)

By: Jane Austen

Jane Austen famously described Emma Woodhouse, the title character of her 1815 novel, as a heroine whom no-one but myself will much like. Yet generations of readers have loved Emma, as much for her blunders as for her wit and vivacity. Emma, handsome, clever, and rich, has nothing else to do but try to pair off her friends, and she consistently mis-reads the relationships and situations around her as much as she mis-reads her own heart. The novel features a wonderful cas...

Fiction, Romance, Literature

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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 ...

Fiction, Romance

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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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Northanger Abbey (version 2)

By: Jane Austen

Northanger Abbey follows Catherine Morland and family friends Mr. and Mrs. Allen as they visit Bath, England. Seventeen year-old Catherine spends her time visiting newly-made friends, such as Isabella Thorpe, and going to balls. Catherine finds herself pursued by Isabella's brother John Thorpe (Catherine's brother James's friend from university), and by Henry Tilney. She also becomes friends with Eleanor Tilney, Henry's younger sister. Henry captivates her with his view ...

Romance, Fiction, Comedy

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Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907-1908

By: Lucy Maud Montgomery

Lucy Maud Montgomery was born at Clifton (now New London), Prince Edward Island, Canada, on November 30, 1874. She achieved international fame in her lifetime, putting Prince Edward Island and Canada on the world literary map. Best known for her Anne of Green Gables books, she was also a prolific writer of short stories and poetry. She published some 500 short stories and poems and twenty novels before her death in 1942. The Project Gutenberg collection of her short stor...

Fiction, Romance, Sea stories, Short stories, Teen/Young adult

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Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905-1906

By: Lucy Maud Montgomery

Lucy Maud Montgomery was born at Clifton (now New London), Prince Edward Island, Canada, on November 30, 1874. She achieved international fame in her lifetime, putting Prince Edward Island and Canada on the world literary map. Best known for her Anne of Green Gables books, she was also a prolific writer of short stories and poetry. She published some 500 short stories and poems and twenty novels before her death in 1942. The Project Gutenberg collection of her short stor...

Fiction, Romance, Sea stories, Teen/Young adult, Short stories

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Emma (Version 6)

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 among her characters. 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, ...

Fiction, Romance, Literature

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People Like That

By: Kate Langley Bosher

A single woman from a family that is well-off, buys a house at a place that is looked down upon and disapproved by her family and friends alike. Her reason - she wants to live the life of and know people like that. (This book's got one of the cutest romantic endings I've ever read). What is surprising is this book is in the PD - there are quite a few modern expressions and comparatively less quaint, out-of-fashion expressions. (Summary by Neeru Iyer)

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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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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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Altar of the Dead, The

By: Henry James

A fable of literally life and death significance, the story explores how the protagonist tries to keep the remembrance of his dead friends, to save them from being forgotten entirely in the rush of everyday events. He meets a woman who shares his ideals, only to find that the past places what seems to be an impassable barrier between them. Although James was not religious in any conventional sense, the story shows a deep spirituality in its treatment of mortality and the...

Fiction, Romance

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Alexander's Bridge (version 3)

By: Willa Sibert Cather

Alexander's Bridge is the first novel by Willa Cather, published under the name Willa Sibert Cather. Heavily influenced by the works of Henry James, the book tells the story of bridge builder Bartley Alexander. Through his relationship with Actress Hilda Burgoyne while he is married his wife, Winnifred, he meets his moral downfall, and through another set of circumstances he meets his physical. (Summary by Miranda Stinson)

Fiction, Romance

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Mary Marston

By: George MacDonald

Written at the height of George MacDonald's literary career, the story centers around the life of a simple merchant's daughter. Mary Marston's unswerving commitment to love, God, and others is contrasted with a backdrop of an array of characters and a complex and sometimes mysterious plot. It is a story of a woman who loves a man, and teaches him to change. Not out of his love for her, but simply because it was the right thing to do. MacDonald allows the characters a ran...

Fiction, Romance

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Clarimonde

By: Théophile Gautier

This is the story of a priest named Romauld, and his all-consuming love for the beautiful courtesan, Clarimonde. (Summary by Joy Chan)

Romance, Fiction, Horror/Ghost stories

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Senhora

By: Jose de Alencar

Senhora é um dos mais importantes clássicos da literatura brasileira, e o terceiro livro do mesmo autor que analisa a situação da mulher na sociedade brasileira do século XIX. Através da história de amor e separação entre Aurélia e Fernando, o autor critica a decadência da elite cortesã, a importância dada ao dinheiro e os casamentos por interesse. O romance, dividido em quatro partes, reflete este objetivo em sua própria estrutura, em que imita uma transação comercial: ...

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Honor of the Big Snows, The

By: James Oliver Curwood

What unseen force may have brought young Jan Thoreau and his music from out of the barren lands into the remote camp of Lac Bain, forever changing the lives of those few who lived there? What brought him to the home of John and Melisse Cummins as the latter lay on her death bed? Moreover, what was the great sorrow and overpowering sadness which permeated the life of the young man in the months and years following his arrival, and by what means was he to struggle with The...

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Mansfield Park (version 2)

By: Jane Austen

Miss Frances, the youngest Ward sister, married, in the common phrase, to disoblige her family, and by fixing on a lieutenant of marines, without education, fortune, or connexions, did it very thoroughly. She could hardly have made a more untoward choice. Some years later, pregnant with her ninth child, Mrs. Price appeals to her family, namely to her eldest sister and her husband, Sir Thomas Bertram, for help with her over-large family. Sir Thomas provides assistance in ...

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