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Jo's Boys

By: Louisa May Alcott

Jo's Boys is the third book in the Little Women trilogy by Louisa May Alcott, published in 1886. In it, Jo's children, now grown, are caught up in real world troubles. All three books - although fiction - are highly autobiographical and describe characters that were really in Alcott's life. This book contains romance as the childhood playmates become flirtatious young men and women. The characters are growing up, going out into the world and deciding their futures. (Summary from Wilkipedia)

Fiction, Romance

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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...

Fiction, Romance

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Pride and Prejudice (version 3)

By: Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice is the most famous of Jane Austen’s novels, and its opening is one of the most famous lines in English literature - “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” Its manuscript was first written between 1796 and 1797, and was initially called First Impressions, but was never published under that title. Following revisions it was published on 28 January 1813 by the same Mr. Egert...

Fiction, Romance, Humor

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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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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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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...

Fiction, Romance

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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)

Romance, Fiction

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Persuasion (version 3)

By: Jane Austen

All the privilege I claim for my own sex ... is that of loving longest, when existence or when hope is gone. In persuasion, her last novel, Austen explores the theme of postponed but enduring love, delayed by class boundaries and excessive pride. Anne Elliot, the story's aged (27 year old) heroine, suffers from a decision that was forced upon her several years ago—to break off a relationship with Capn. Frederick Wentworth, the man she deeply loved. As Austen examines the...

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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...

Fiction, Romance

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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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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: ...

Fiction, Romance

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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 ...

Fiction, Romance

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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)

Romance, Fiction

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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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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...

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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Money Moon: A Romance, The

By: Jeffery Farnol

The Money Moon is a light-hearted romance. Jilted in love, our American millionaire hero, George Bellow, takes a walking tour of the Kent countryside to overcome the “Haunting Spectre of the Might Have Been”. Along the way he makes friends with a young boy out to discover a fortune to save his Aunt Anthea from having to sell the family estate and George discovers his ideal “Arcadia” and true love. (Summary by John Lieder)

Fiction, Romance

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Spinner in the Sun, A

By: Myrtle Reed

Myrtle Reed may always be depended upon to write a story in which poetry, charm, tenderness and humor are combined into a clever and entertaining book. Her characters are delightful and she always displays a quaint humor of expression and a quiet feeling of pathos which give a touch of active realism to all her writings. In A Spinner in the Sun she tells an old-fashioned love story, of a veiled lady who lives in solitude and whose features her neighbors have never seen. ...

Fiction, Romance

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White Linen Nurse, The (version 2)

By: Eleanor Hallowell Abbott

Throughout three years of school, Rae Malgregor had been perfectly pliant, perfectly compliant to all the demands placed on her. But now, on the eve of graduation, she couldn’t go on with the mask of artificiality and the air of perfection. She had been chasing this nursing job three whole years, but there was just no wag to it! The Superintendent was stunned. Her best student! The Senior Surgeon was all grey granite business and livid that his time was being taken up wi...

Fiction, Romance, Humor

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Doctor Wortle's School

By: Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope’s fortieth novel, published in 1881, concerns a respectable Christian boys’ school whose proprietor unknowingly hires a woman who apparently has two husbands: A devoted English scholar and an abusive drunkard from the American south. The book interweaves a sensitive and realistic exploration of Dr. Wortle’s moral dilemma with a humorous look at small-town gossip and--of course--a romance involving the doctor’s beautiful young daughter. ( Summary by Angela Rowland )

Fiction, Romance, Humor

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