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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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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.

Fiction, Romance

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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.

Fiction, Romance

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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)

Fiction, Romance

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Maîtres sonneurs, Les

By: George Sand

Le roman est paru dans Le Constitutionnel en juin et juillet 1853. Il raconte la vie des cornemuseux à la fin du XVIIIe siècle, dans le Berry et le Bourbonnais. Il se divise en 31 veillées, où le narrateur Etienne Depardieu, dit Tiennet, raconte sa vie auprès de sa cousine Brulette, de leur ami Joseph, un orphelin, et de Thérence et Huriel. (de Wikipedia)

Fiction, Romance

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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...

Fiction, Romance

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Damsel in Distress, A

By: P. G. Wodehouse

A Damsel in Distress is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the U.S. on October 4, 1919 by George H. Doran, New York, and in the U.K. by Herbert Jenkins, London, on October 17 1919. It had previously been serialised in The Saturday Evening Post, between May and June that year. Golf-loving American composer George Bevan falls in love with a mysterious young lady who takes refuge in his taxicab one day; when he tracks her down to a romantic rural manor, mistaken...

Fiction, Romance, Humor

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John Marchmont's Legacy

By: Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Like Wuthering Heights, the center of this story is a dramatic love triangle, the setting is a huge English manor. Olivia Marchmont has always done her duty. However, when she falls in love and her beloved is in love with another woman, the malice of her heart is released in full view. In this dramatic tale, the vivid description of the country is also important- as if nature has a part in it. Unlike many novels, nobody gets what they deserve at the end. Or do they? Read...

Fiction, Romance

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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...

Fiction, Romance

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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)

Fiction, Romance

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Vicar of Wrexhill, The

By: Frances Milton Trollope

A villainous vicar insinuates himself into the life of a wealthy but foolish widow, ruining the fortunes and happiness of her three children, until they begin to fight back. Published in 1837 by the mother of the better-known Anthony Trollope, this highly readable romance portrays the evangelical movement of the Anglican church in a shocking light that may remind readers of some of the religious abuses of the present day. (Summary by Angela Rowland)

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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History of Lady Julia Mandeville, The

By: Frances Moore Brooke

Lady Julia, the daughter of the earl of Belmont, and Mr. Henry Mandeville are falling in love. Though Henry is like a family friend, this love is not welcomed because the lady Julia is promised to someone else (or so Henry thinks). When they'll discover their chance of happiness, it is much too late. Summary by Stav Nisser.

Fiction, Romance, Literature

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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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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 ...

Fiction, Romance

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Christina

By: L. G. Moberly

Christina is a story of two people: Christina, a strong young and poor woman who searches for work and finds more than she bargained for, and Rupert, a middle class man who is pressured to marry and settle down. These 2 people meet frequently and start to confide in each other. But can they really help one another put their wounds from the past to rest and start a new life? And will their new life include one another? Lucy Gertrude Moberly was an English popular novelist...

Romance, Fiction

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Glimpses of the Moon, The

By: Edith Wharton

The Glimpses of the Moon (1922) is about Nick and Susy Lansing, both of whom live a decadent life in Europe by sponging off wealthy friends. They marry out of convenience and have an open relationship, but are unprepared for where their feelings will take them. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)

Romance, Fiction

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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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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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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)

Fiction, Romance

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