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Modern Romance

b Now a i New York Times i Bestseller br br A hilarious thoughtful and in depth exploration of the pleasures and perils of modern romance from one of this generation s sharpest comedic voices b br br At some point every one of us embarks on a journey to find love We meet people date get into and out of relationships all with the hope of finding someone with whom we share a deep connection This seems standard now but it s wildly different from what people did even just decades ago Single people today have more romantic options than at any point in human history With technology our abilities to connect with and sort through these options are staggering So why are so many people frustrated br br Some of our problems are unique to our time Why did this guy just text me an emoji of a pizza Should I go out with this girl even though she listed Combos as one of her favorite snack foods Combos My girlfriend just got a message from some dude named Nathan Who s Nathan Did he just send her a photo of his penis Should I check just to be sure br br But the transformation of our romantic lives can t be explained by technology alone In a short period of time the whole culture of finding love has changed dramatically A few decades ago people would find a decent person who lived in their neighborhood Their families would meet and after deciding neither party seemed like a murderer they would get married and soon have a kid all by the time they were twenty four Today people marry later than ever and spend years of their lives on a quest to find the perfect person a soul mate br br For years Aziz Ansari has been aiming his comic insight at modern romance but for i Modern Romance i the book he decided he needed to take things to another level He teamed up with NYU sociologist Eric Klinenberg and designed a massive research project including hundreds of interviews and focus groups conducted everywhere from Tokyo to Buenos Aires to Wichita They analyzed behavioral data and surveys and created their own online research forum on Reddit which drew thousands of messages They enlisted the world s leading social scientists including Andrew Cherlin Eli Finkel Helen Fisher Sheena Iyengar Barry Schwartz Sherry Turkle and Robb Willer The result is unlike any social science or humor book we ve seen before br br In i Modern Romance i Ansari combines his irreverent humor with cutting edge social science to give us an unforgettable tour of our new romantic world


The Three Musketeers (The D'Artagnan Romances, #1)

One of the most celebrated and popular historical romances ever written The Three Musketeers tell the story of the early adventures of the young Gascon gentleman d Artagnan and his three friends from the regiment of the King s Musketeers Athos Porthos and Aramis br br Under the watchful eye of their patron M de Treville the four defend the honour of the regiment against the guards of the Cardinal Richelieu and the honor of the queen against the machinations of the Cardinal himself as the power struggles of th century France are vividly played out in the background br br But their most dangerous encounter is with the Cardinal s spy Milady one of literature s most memorable female villains


Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

This masterpiece of science and mathematical fiction is a delightfully unique and highly entertaining satire that has charmed readers for more than years The work of English clergyman educator and Shakespearean scholar Edwin A Abbott it describes the journeys of A Square a mathematician and resident of the two dimensional Flatland where women thin straight lines are the lowliest of shapes and where men may have any number of sides depending on their social status br Through strange occurrences that bring him into contact with a host of geometric forms Square has adventures in Spaceland three dimensions Lineland one dimension and Pointland no dimensions and ultimately entertains thoughts of visiting a land of four dimensions a revolutionary idea for which he is returned to his two dimensional world Charmingly illustrated by the author Flatland is not only fascinating reading it is still a first rate fictional introduction to the concept of the multiple dimensions of space Instructive entertaining and stimulating to the imagination i Mathematics Teacher i


The Man in the Iron Mask (The D'Artagnan Romances, #3.4)

b i A swashbuckling novel of political intrigue i b br br In the concluding installment of Alexandre Dumas s celebrated cycle of the Three Musketeers D Artagnan remains in the service of the corrupt King Louis XIV after the Three Musketeers have retired and gone their separate ways Unbeknownst to D Artagnan Aramis and Porthos plot to remove the inept king and place the king s twin brother on the throne of France Meanwhile a twenty three year old prisoner known only as Philippe wastes away deep inside the Bastille Forced to wear an iron mask Phillippe has been imprisoned for eight years has no knowledge of his true identity and has not been told what crime he s committed When the destinies of the king and Phillippe converge the Three Musketeers and D Artagnan find themselves caught between conflicting loyalties


Romancing Mister Bridgerton (Bridgertons, #4)

Penelope Featherington has secretly adored her best friend s brother for well it feels like forever After half a lifetime of watching Colin Bridgerton from afar she thinks she knows everything about him until she stumbles across his deepest secret and fears she doesn t know him at all br br Colin Bridgerton is tired of being thought nothing but an empty headed charmer tired of everyone s preoccupation with the notorious gossip columnist Lady Whistledown who can t seem to publish an edition without mentioning him in the first paragraph br br But when Colin returns to London from a trip aboard he discovers nothing in his life is quite the same especially Penelope Featherington the girl haunting his dreams br br And when he discovers that Penelope has secrets of her own this elusive bachelor must decide is she his biggest threat or his promise of a happy ending


One Piece, Volume 01: Romance Dawn (One Piece, #1)

i From back cover i br br b EAST BLUE Part b br br As a child Monkey D Luffy was inspired to become a pirate by listening to the tales of the buccaneer Red Haired Shanks But his life changed when he accidentally ate the fruit of the Gum Gum Tree and gained the power to stretch like rubber at the cost of never being able to swim again Years later still vowing to become the king of the pirates Luffy sets out on his adventure one guy alone in a rowboat in search of the legendary One Piece said to be the greatest treasure in the world


The Scarlet Letter: A Romance

Nathaniel Hawthorne s most famous novel was published in and takes place in Puritan New England focusing on a community where a beautiful young woman Hester Prynne and her illegitimate child are subject to persecution and ostracism while the mother refuses to name her co conspirator in adultery and the father of her child burns up with secret guilt and shame Hawthorne s family history caused much of his interest in this time period but his spiritual leanings toward the popular Transcendental movement precipitated this classic novel where oppression injustice and intolerance and their consequences are explored in turn


Arthurian Romances

Taking the legends surrounding King Arthur and weaving in new psychological elements of personal desire and courtly manner Chr tien de Troyes fashioned a new form of medieval Romance i The Knight of the Cart i is the first telling of the adulterous relationship between Lancelot and Arthur s Queen Guinevere and in i The Knight with the Lion i Yvain neglects his bride in his quest for greater glory i Erec and Enide i explores a knight s conflict between love and honour i Clig s i exalts the possibility of pure love outside marriage while the haunting i The Story of the Grail i chronicles the legendary quest Rich in symbolism these evocative tales combine closely observed detail with fantastic adventure to create a compelling world that profoundly influenced Malory and are the basis of the Arthurian legends we know today


Bad Romance

Grace wants out Out of her house where her stepfather wields fear like a weapon and her mother makes her scrub imaginary dirt off the floors Out of her California town too small to contain her big city dreams Out of her life and into the role of Parisian artist New York director anything but scared and alone br br Enter Gavin charming talented adored Controlling Dangerous When Grace and Gavin fall in love Grace is sure it s too good to be true She has no idea their relationship will become a prison she s unable to escape br br Deeply affecting and unflinchingly honest this is a story about spiraling into darkness and emerging into the light again


Emma (+Audiobook): With 5 Classic Romance Novels

Emma by Jane Austen is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance br br The novel has been adapted into several films television programs and a long list of stage plays br br b The Collection b br Emma i by Jane Austen i br Cranford i by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell i br Far From the Madding Crowd i by Thomas Hardy i br The Secret Garden i by Frances Hodgson Burnett i br Adam Bede i by George Eliot i br Cecilia i by Fanny Burney i br br br b The Audiobook b br Emma i by Jane Austen i


Romancing the Duke (Castles Ever After, #1)

i In the first in Tessa Dare s captivating Castles Ever After series a mysterious fortress is the setting for an unlikely love i br br As the daughter of a famed author Isolde Ophelia Goodnight grew up on tales of brave knights and fair maidens She never doubted romance would be in her future too The storybooks offered endless possibilities br br And as she grew older Izzy crossed them off One by one by one br br del Ugly duckling turned swan br Abducted by handsome highwayman br Rescued from drudgery by charming prince del br br No no and Heh br br Now Izzy s given up yearning for romance She ll settle for a roof over her head What fairy tales are left over for an impoverished twenty six year old woman who s never even been kissed br br This one


Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake (Love By Numbers, #1)

b A lady does not smoke cheroot She does not ride astride She does not fence or attend duels She does not fire a pistol and she never gambles at a gentlemen s club b br br Lady Calpurnia Hartwell has always followed the rules rules that have left her unmarried and more than a little unsatisfied And so she s vowed to break the rules and live the life of pleasure she s been missing br br But to dance every dance to steal a midnight kiss to do those things Callie will need a willing partner Someone who knows everything about rule breaking Someone like Gabriel St John the Marquess of Ralston charming and devastatingly handsome his wicked reputation matched only by his sinful smile br br If she s not careful she ll break the most important rule of all the one that says that pleasure seekers should never fall hopelessly desperately in love


Persuasion: édition intégrale (Romance)

Anne Elliot jeune fille membre de cette bonne soci t n est pas insensible aux avances du jeune Frederick Wentworth officier de marine a priori sans avenir et d nu de relations dignes de procurer Mlle Elliot une place honorable Cette derni re influenc e par des pr jug s de classe un jugement personnel encore insuffisamment exerc rejette les avances de ce jeune homme Elle est alors bien s r sous l influence de sa famille dont le p re Sir Walter Elliot quelque peu snob et prodigue recherche une reconnaissance sociale d finitive qui le ferait entrer dans le cercle troit des d tenteurs de prestige social et patrimonial le tout l chelle de cette petite bourgade br br br br Format professionnel lectronique Ink Book dition br br br br br br br br br br br br br


Twenty Years After (The D'Artagnan Romances, #2)

b At this game whoever does not kill is killed b br br i Twenty Years After i the sequel to i The Three Musketeers i is a supreme creation of suspense and heroic adventure br br Two decades have passed since the musketeers triumphed over Cardinal Richelieu and Milady Time has weakened their resolve and dispersed their loyalties But treasons and stratagems still cry out for justice civil war endangers the throne of France while in England Cromwell threatens to send Charles I to the scaffold Dumas brings his immortal quartet out of retirement to cross swords with time the malevolence of men and the forces of history But their greatest test is a titanic struggle with the son of Milady who wears the face of Evil


The Romance of Tristan and Iseult

A tale of chivalry and doomed transcendent love i The Romance of Tristan and Iseult i is one of the most resonant works of Western literature as well as the basis for our enduring idea of romance The story of the Cornish knight and the Irish princess who meet by deception fall in love by magic and pursue that love in defiance of heavenly and earthly law has inspired artists from Matthew Arnold to Richard Wagner But nowhere has it been retold with greater eloquence and dignity than in Joseph B dier s edition which weaves several medieval sources into a seamless whole elegantly translated by Hilaire Belloc and Paul Rosenfeld


Stardust: Being a Romance within the Realms of Faerie

From multi award winning creator of The Sandman Neil Gaiman comes the incredible work that broke new ground in graphic novel storytelling re issued in a deluxe hardback edition with a new cover and eight additional pages of bonus material Together with acclaimed artist Charles Vess Gaiman returns to the realm of Faerie for a lavishly illustrated tale of an ancient world where magic and humanity mingle in extraordinary ways Gaiman s exquisitely crafted text and Vess breathtaking illustrations combine to create a novel with pictures an adult fairy tale that plunges the reader into the very heart of an enchanting magical land Tying in with the release of the film this is your chance to own a piece of Stardust


Prick (A Step Brother Romance, #1)

b I can t stop thinking about that prick b br br Caulter Sterling is a prick br br A filthy mouthed womanizing crude spoiled arrogant prick br br The tattooed pierced panty melting hot son of a celebrity br br I hate him br br He s slept his way through practically every girl at Brighton Academy br br Except for me br br I m the good girl The responsible girl The class president studied so much she never lost the big V girl br br And in celebration of graduation and adulthood I just made the worst decision in the history of ever br br I lost my V card to the devil himself br br It was just one night So what if it was mind blowing Hit it and quit it br br Except I just found out that my father the Senator the Presidential hopeful is marrying Caulter s mother Oh and this summer We re hitting the campaign trail br br One big happy family br br I m totally f ked


Sophie's Heart (Contemporary Romance)

After the tragic death of his wife Alec Riley struggles to put his life back together He and his three children are lost in their grief until Sophie walks unexpectedly into their lives Having left her native Czechoslovakia Sophie has discovered the land which seemed so bright with promise is far from her dream A highly educated woman Sophie now finds herself keeping house for Alec and his family How can Sophie find peace in her new job Will God use her gentle spirit to help heal Alec s broken heart From the author of The Visitor and Bamboo and Lace comes a warm contemporary story of God s tender mercies and loving intervention in the life of one family


Broca's Brain: Reflections on the Romance of Science

Carl Sagan writer amp scientist returns from the frontier to tell us about how the world works In his delightfully down to earth style he explores amp explains a mind boggling future of intelligent robots extraterrestrial life amp its consquences amp other provocative fascinating quandries of the future we want to see today


The Blithedale Romance

Large Format for easy reading Classic novel set in th century New England and drawing on the author s own earlier experiences at the Utopian community Brook Farm


War and Peace : The Original Russian Classic Literature: (Historical, Romance, War Novel, Philosophical)

Pages br War and Peace is a novel by the Russian author Leo Tolstoy first published in its entirety in The work is epic in scale and is regarded as one of the most important works of world literature It is considered Tolstoy s finest literary achievement along with his other major prose work Anna Karenina br br War and Peace delineates in graphic detail events surrounding the French invasion of Russia and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society as seen through the eyes of five Russian aristocratic families Portions of an earlier version of the novel then known as The Year were serialized in the magazine The Russian Messenger between and The novel was first published in its entirety in Newsweek in ranked it first in its list of the Top Books In the novel was listed at number on the BBC s survey The Big Read br br Tolstoy himself somewhat enigmatically said of War and Peace that it was not a novel even less is it a poem and still less a historical chronicle Large sections of the work especially in the later chapters are philosophical discussion rather than narrative He went on to elaborate that the best Russian literature does not conform to standards and hence hesitated to call War and Peace a novel Instead Tolstoy regarded Anna Karenina as his first true novel


Diario De Um Banana: Um Romance em Quadrinhos

N o f cil ser crian a E ningu m sabe disso melhor do que Greg Heffley que se v mergulhado no ensino fundamental onde fracotes subdesenvolvidos dividem os corredores com garotos que s o mais altos mais malvados e j se barbeiam br br br br Em Di rio de um Banana o autor e ilustrados Jeff Kinney nos apresenta um her i improv vel


Northanger Abbey Edited Version: A best ever romance, fiction and Gothic novel of eighteenth century

Jane Austen s first novel Northanger Abbey published posthumously in tells the story of Catherine Morland and her dangerously sweet nature innocence and sometime self delusio


Neu-romancer

The Matrix is a world i within i the world a global consensus hallucination the representation of every byte of data in cyberspace br br Case had been the sharpest data thief in the business until vengeful former employers crippled his nervous system But now a new and very mysterious employer recruits him for a last chance run The target an unthinkably powerful artificial intelligence orbiting Earth in service of the sinister Tessier Ashpool business clan With a dead man riding shotgun and Molly mirror eyed street samurai to watch his back Case embarks on an adventure that ups the ante on an entire genre of fiction br br Hotwired to the leading edges of art and technology b Neuromancer b ranks with b b and b Brave New World b as one of the century s most potent visions of the future


The Sacred Romance Drawing Closer To The Heart Of God

The God who saves is also a God who woos His own to a relationship primarily of the heart As we draw closer to Him we must choose to let go of other less wild lovers such as perfectionistic driveness and self indulgence Eldredge and Curtis identify the lies offered by false loves and instruct us on the journey back to the Lover of our souls In carefully crafted words and images the authors entice the reader to his or her own journey of the heart promising It is possible to recover the lost life of our heart and with it the intimacy beauty and adventure of life with God


The Rocky Road to Romance (Elsie Hawkins #4)

Her tall dark and deliciously dangerous boss br br When the delightful daffy Dog Lady of station WZZZ offered to take on the temporary job of traffic reporter Steve Crow tried to think of reasons to turn Daisy Adams down Perhaps he knew that sharing the close quarters of a car with her for hours would give the handsome program director no room to resist her quirky charms He d always favored low slung sportscars and high heeled women but that was before he fell for a free spirit who caught crooks by accident loved old people and pets and had just too many jobs br br Loving Daisy turned Steve s life upside down especially once he adopted Bob a huge dog masquerading as a couch potato But was Daisy finally ready to play for keeps


The Virgin Romance Novelist

Her bosom heaved at an alarming rate as his rough hand found its way down to her soft yet wiry briar patch br br Can you say briar patch in a romance novel What about meat sword That s what it is a meat sword right all meaty and sword like slaying through the inner dungeons of a woman s dark desires What about breasts Do bosoms really heave br br God I have no idea what happens when private parts touch br br I m a virgin trying to write a romance novel and can t seem to write past a sex scene thanks to my lack of experience br br My two best friends encourage me to drop the pen for a while and gain some real life practice through multiple dating facets such as blind dates online profiles and random hookups br br But losing my virginity is proving to be tougher than expected


Romancing the Countess (Romancing, #1)

Sebastian Madinger the Earl of Wriothesly thought he d married the perfect woman until a fatal accident revealed her betrayal with his best friend After their deaths Sebastian is determined to avoid a scandal for the sake of his son But his best friend s widow is just as determined to cast her mourning veil aside by hosting a party that will surely destroy both their reputations and expose all of his carefully kept secrets Leah George has carried the painful knowledge of her husband s affair for almost a year All she wants now is to enjoy her independence and make a new life for herself even if that means being ostracized by the Society whose rules she was raised to obey Now that the rumors are flying there s only one thing left for Sebastian to do silence the scandal by enticing the improper widow into becoming a proper wife But when it comes to matters of the heart neither Sebastian nor Leah is prepared for the passion they discover in each other s arms


The Romance of the Rose

This is a new translation of i The Romance of the Rose i an allegorical account of the progress of a courtly love affair which became the most popular and influential of all medieval romances In the hands of Jean de Meun who continued de Lorris s work it assumed vast proportions and embraced almost every aspect of medieval life from predestination and optics to the Franciscan controversy and the right way to deal with premature hair loss


The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance

The biggest names in paranormal romance have created a fascinating array of short stories of hot blood and inhuman passions that will leave you thirsting for more Authors include Sherri Erwin Caitlin R Kiernan Jenna Black Jenna Maclaine Raven Hart Delilah Devlin Keri Arthur Kimberly Raye Alexis Morgan Lilith Saintcrow C T Adams Cathy Clamp Susan Sizemore Dina James Colleen Gleason Barbara Emrys Savannah Russe Shiloh Walker Vicki Pettersson Rebecca York Rachel Vincent Amanda Ashley Karen Chance and Nancy Holder These ain t your mother s vampires br br Fade to Black Sherri Erwin A professor s tryst with a gorgeous student brings a whole new meaning to unsafe sex when he infects her with the vampire virus br br Ode to Evdard Munch Caitlin Kiernan A man shares his blood with a mysterious vamp for a piece of her dreams br br Fangs for Hire Jenna Black When a vampire hit woman finds her oh so sexy prey is not what he seems she just might have to consider rewritting her contract br br The Righteous Jenna Maclaine A sorceress and a King put events in play to establish a group of vampires to police their own which is the catalyst to bring a vampire and a woman who stakes them together in Paris br br Knowledge of Evil Raven Hart An ancient vampire with a passion for learning meets a gorgeous professor who shares his thirst for knowledge br br Viper s Bite Delilah Devlin A solitary vampire and a lonely woman connect but he must steal her memories to keep her safe br br Dreams Keri Arthur Arthur s Riley Jensen and her sometimes lover vampire Quinn share dreams and danger br br Love Bites Kimberly Raye From her Dead End Dating world a hereditary vampire slayer flunks her final test when instead of finishing off the vampire she s staked she takes him her home to heal br br What s at Stake Alexis Morgan A legal enforcer must either prove the innocence of the vampire she s secretly loved or she must put him to death br br Coming Home Lilith Saintcrow Dante Valentine s foster daughter Liana is hired by the Nichtvahren who broke her teenage heart to kill his maker br br To Ease the Rage CT Adams amp Cathy Clamp A police officer will join with her undead partner to find the strength to protect her city from vamps that threaten the peace br br Dancing with the Star Susan Sizemore A vampire s dreams of a dancing movie star may signal the end of her loneliness br br Play Dead Dina James A vampire finds his soulmate and challenges the leaders of his clan for the right to choose his own bride br br In Which a Masquerade Ball Unmasks an Undead Colleen Gleason Gleason s vampire hunting debutante Victoria tries to persue her attraction to Rockley while fighting off vamps at a masquerade ball with a little help and snide remarks from Max br br A Temporary Vampire Barbara Emrys A vampire discovers a captivating vampire actress in New Orleans br br Overbite Savannah Russe A vampire patient gives a dentist a chance to expand his practice to the undead and to pursue his secret fantasies br br Hunter s Choice Shiloh Walker Seems like a spinoff from her series the leading man is a vampire and a hunter A grieving vengeful woman turned vamp slayer must reexamine her beliefs about vamps to keep the star of her passionate dreams when they meet again br br The Sacrifice Rebecca York A princess becomes a willing sacrifice to a monster to save her father s kingdom under seige and gains not only her kingdom s freedom but her own salvation br br Remember the Blood Vicki Petterson Two vampires are reborn without memories each year but strive to bring forward clues to remember each other and their love br br The Midday Mangler Meets his Match Rachel Vincent An ordinary everyday vampire teen and her younger sister discover a use for their vestigal fangs when they have a run in with a killer br br The Music of the Night Amanda Ashley A phantom of the opera obssesed woman gets a chance to star in her favorite fantasy when she meets her own phantom br br The Day of the Dead Karen Chance From the Cassandra Palmer series vampire Thomas seeks to rid the world of his evil former master and to aide a magical mercenary with a forbidden power to save her missing brother from the evil vamps yearly human hunt br br Vampire Unchained Nancy Holder A return to Holder s House of the Blood Shadows Flame Phoenix world Vampire Liam s secret negotiations with the House of Phoenix cause him to be accused of treason against his clan his punishment is imprisonment with his human lover as the only source of blood but their love holds the key that may free them br br A Stand up Dame Lilith Saintcrow A soft touch for a dame in danger this PI returns from the dead to solve his case br br Untitled Cailtlin R Kiernan A sick woman searches until a vampire finds her


Modern Romance

b Now a i New York Times i Bestseller br br A hilarious thoughtful and in depth exploration of the pleasures and perils of modern romance from one of this generation s sharpest comedic voices b br br At some point every one of us embarks on a journey to find love We meet people date get into and out of relationships all with the hope of finding someone with whom we share a deep connection This seems standard now but it s wildly different from what people did even just decades ago Single people today have more romantic options than at any point in human history With technology our abilities to connect with and sort through these options are staggering So why are so many people frustrated br br Some of our problems are unique to our time Why did this guy just text me an emoji of a pizza Should I go out with this girl even though she listed Combos as one of her favorite snack foods Combos My girlfriend just got a message from some dude named Nathan Who s Nathan Did he just send her a photo of his penis Should I check just to be sure br br But the transformation of our romantic lives can t be explained by technology alone In a short period of time the whole culture of finding love has changed dramatically A few decades ago people would find a decent person who lived in their neighborhood Their families would meet and after deciding neither party seemed like a murderer they would get married and soon have a kid all by the time they were twenty four Today people marry later than ever and spend years of their lives on a quest to find the perfect person a soul mate br br For years Aziz Ansari has been aiming his comic insight at modern romance but for i Modern Romance i the book he decided he needed to take things to another level He teamed up with NYU sociologist Eric Klinenberg and designed a massive research project including hundreds of interviews and focus groups conducted everywhere from Tokyo to Buenos Aires to Wichita They analyzed behavioral data and surveys and created their own online research forum on Reddit which drew thousands of messages They enlisted the world s leading social scientists including Andrew Cherlin Eli Finkel Helen Fisher Sheena Iyengar Barry Schwartz Sherry Turkle and Robb Willer The result is unlike any social science or humor book we ve seen before br br In i Modern Romance i Ansari combines his irreverent humor with cutting edge social science to give us an unforgettable tour of our new romantic world


The Three Musketeers (The D'Artagnan Romances, #1)

One of the most celebrated and popular historical romances ever written The Three Musketeers tell the story of the early adventures of the young Gascon gentleman d Artagnan and his three friends from the regiment of the King s Musketeers Athos Porthos and Aramis br br Under the watchful eye of their patron M de Treville the four defend the honour of the regiment against the guards of the Cardinal Richelieu and the honor of the queen against the machinations of the Cardinal himself as the power struggles of th century France are vividly played out in the background br br But their most dangerous encounter is with the Cardinal s spy Milady one of literature s most memorable female villains


Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

This masterpiece of science and mathematical fiction is a delightfully unique and highly entertaining satire that has charmed readers for more than years The work of English clergyman educator and Shakespearean scholar Edwin A Abbott it describes the journeys of A Square a mathematician and resident of the two dimensional Flatland where women thin straight lines are the lowliest of shapes and where men may have any number of sides depending on their social status br Through strange occurrences that bring him into contact with a host of geometric forms Square has adventures in Spaceland three dimensions Lineland one dimension and Pointland no dimensions and ultimately entertains thoughts of visiting a land of four dimensions a revolutionary idea for which he is returned to his two dimensional world Charmingly illustrated by the author Flatland is not only fascinating reading it is still a first rate fictional introduction to the concept of the multiple dimensions of space Instructive entertaining and stimulating to the imagination i Mathematics Teacher i


The Man in the Iron Mask (The D'Artagnan Romances, #3.4)

b i A swashbuckling novel of political intrigue i b br br In the concluding installment of Alexandre Dumas s celebrated cycle of the Three Musketeers D Artagnan remains in the service of the corrupt King Louis XIV after the Three Musketeers have retired and gone their separate ways Unbeknownst to D Artagnan Aramis and Porthos plot to remove the inept king and place the king s twin brother on the throne of France Meanwhile a twenty three year old prisoner known only as Philippe wastes away deep inside the Bastille Forced to wear an iron mask Phillippe has been imprisoned for eight years has no knowledge of his true identity and has not been told what crime he s committed When the destinies of the king and Phillippe converge the Three Musketeers and D Artagnan find themselves caught between conflicting loyalties


Romancing Mister Bridgerton (Bridgertons, #4)

Penelope Featherington has secretly adored her best friend s brother for well it feels like forever After half a lifetime of watching Colin Bridgerton from afar she thinks she knows everything about him until she stumbles across his deepest secret and fears she doesn t know him at all br br Colin Bridgerton is tired of being thought nothing but an empty headed charmer tired of everyone s preoccupation with the notorious gossip columnist Lady Whistledown who can t seem to publish an edition without mentioning him in the first paragraph br br But when Colin returns to London from a trip aboard he discovers nothing in his life is quite the same especially Penelope Featherington the girl haunting his dreams br br And when he discovers that Penelope has secrets of her own this elusive bachelor must decide is she his biggest threat or his promise of a happy ending


One Piece, Volume 01: Romance Dawn (One Piece, #1)

i From back cover i br br b EAST BLUE Part b br br As a child Monkey D Luffy was inspired to become a pirate by listening to the tales of the buccaneer Red Haired Shanks But his life changed when he accidentally ate the fruit of the Gum Gum Tree and gained the power to stretch like rubber at the cost of never being able to swim again Years later still vowing to become the king of the pirates Luffy sets out on his adventure one guy alone in a rowboat in search of the legendary One Piece said to be the greatest treasure in the world


The Scarlet Letter: A Romance

Nathaniel Hawthorne s most famous novel was published in and takes place in Puritan New England focusing on a community where a beautiful young woman Hester Prynne and her illegitimate child are subject to persecution and ostracism while the mother refuses to name her co conspirator in adultery and the father of her child burns up with secret guilt and shame Hawthorne s family history caused much of his interest in this time period but his spiritual leanings toward the popular Transcendental movement precipitated this classic novel where oppression injustice and intolerance and their consequences are explored in turn


Arthurian Romances

Taking the legends surrounding King Arthur and weaving in new psychological elements of personal desire and courtly manner Chr tien de Troyes fashioned a new form of medieval Romance i The Knight of the Cart i is the first telling of the adulterous relationship between Lancelot and Arthur s Queen Guinevere and in i The Knight with the Lion i Yvain neglects his bride in his quest for greater glory i Erec and Enide i explores a knight s conflict between love and honour i Clig s i exalts the possibility of pure love outside marriage while the haunting i The Story of the Grail i chronicles the legendary quest Rich in symbolism these evocative tales combine closely observed detail with fantastic adventure to create a compelling world that profoundly influenced Malory and are the basis of the Arthurian legends we know today


Bad Romance

Grace wants out Out of her house where her stepfather wields fear like a weapon and her mother makes her scrub imaginary dirt off the floors Out of her California town too small to contain her big city dreams Out of her life and into the role of Parisian artist New York director anything but scared and alone br br Enter Gavin charming talented adored Controlling Dangerous When Grace and Gavin fall in love Grace is sure it s too good to be true She has no idea their relationship will become a prison she s unable to escape br br Deeply affecting and unflinchingly honest this is a story about spiraling into darkness and emerging into the light again


Emma (+Audiobook): With 5 Classic Romance Novels

Emma by Jane Austen is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance br br The novel has been adapted into several films television programs and a long list of stage plays br br b The Collection b br Emma i by Jane Austen i br Cranford i by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell i br Far From the Madding Crowd i by Thomas Hardy i br The Secret Garden i by Frances Hodgson Burnett i br Adam Bede i by George Eliot i br Cecilia i by Fanny Burney i br br br b The Audiobook b br Emma i by Jane Austen i


Romancing the Duke (Castles Ever After, #1)

i In the first in Tessa Dare s captivating Castles Ever After series a mysterious fortress is the setting for an unlikely love i br br As the daughter of a famed author Isolde Ophelia Goodnight grew up on tales of brave knights and fair maidens She never doubted romance would be in her future too The storybooks offered endless possibilities br br And as she grew older Izzy crossed them off One by one by one br br del Ugly duckling turned swan br Abducted by handsome highwayman br Rescued from drudgery by charming prince del br br No no and Heh br br Now Izzy s given up yearning for romance She ll settle for a roof over her head What fairy tales are left over for an impoverished twenty six year old woman who s never even been kissed br br This one


Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake (Love By Numbers, #1)


Persuasion: édition intégrale (Romance)

Anne Elliot jeune fille membre de cette bonne soci t n est pas insensible aux avances du jeune Frederick Wentworth officier de marine a priori sans avenir et d nu de relations dignes de procurer Mlle Elliot une place honorable Cette derni re influenc e par des pr jug s de classe un jugement personnel encore insuffisamment exerc rejette les avances de ce jeune homme Elle est alors bien s r sous l influence de sa famille dont le p re Sir Walter Elliot quelque peu snob et prodigue recherche une reconnaissance sociale d finitive qui le ferait entrer dans le cercle troit des d tenteurs de prestige social et patrimonial le tout l chelle de cette petite bourgade br br br br Format professionnel lectronique Ink Book dition br br br br br br br br br br br br br


Twenty Years After (The D'Artagnan Romances, #2)

b At this game whoever does not kill is killed b br br i Twenty Years After i the sequel to i The Three Musketeers i is a supreme creation of suspense and heroic adventure br br Two decades have passed since the musketeers triumphed over Cardinal Richelieu and Milady Time has weakened their resolve and dispersed their loyalties But treasons and stratagems still cry out for justice civil war endangers the throne of France while in England Cromwell threatens to send Charles I to the scaffold Dumas brings his immortal quartet out of retirement to cross swords with time the malevolence of men and the forces of history But their greatest test is a titanic struggle with the son of Milady who wears the face of Evil


The Romance of Tristan and Iseult

A tale of chivalry and doomed transcendent love i The Romance of Tristan and Iseult i is one of the most resonant works of Western literature as well as the basis for our enduring idea of romance The story of the Cornish knight and the Irish princess who meet by deception fall in love by magic and pursue that love in defiance of heavenly and earthly law has inspired artists from Matthew Arnold to Richard Wagner But nowhere has it been retold with greater eloquence and dignity than in Joseph B dier s edition which weaves several medieval sources into a seamless whole elegantly translated by Hilaire Belloc and Paul Rosenfeld


Stardust: Being a Romance within the Realms of Faerie

From multi award winning creator of The Sandman Neil Gaiman comes the incredible work that broke new ground in graphic novel storytelling re issued in a deluxe hardback edition with a new cover and eight additional pages of bonus material Together with acclaimed artist Charles Vess Gaiman returns to the realm of Faerie for a lavishly illustrated tale of an ancient world where magic and humanity mingle in extraordinary ways Gaiman s exquisitely crafted text and Vess breathtaking illustrations combine to create a novel with pictures an adult fairy tale that plunges the reader into the very heart of an enchanting magical land Tying in with the release of the film this is your chance to own a piece of Stardust


Prick (A Step Brother Romance, #1)

b I can t stop thinking about that prick b br br Caulter Sterling is a prick br br A filthy mouthed womanizing crude spoiled arrogant prick br br The tattooed pierced panty melting hot son of a celebrity br br I hate him br br He s slept his way through practically every girl at Brighton Academy br br Except for me br br I m the good girl The responsible girl The class president studied so much she never lost the big V girl br br And in celebration of graduation and adulthood I just made the worst decision in the history of ever br br I lost my V card to the devil himself br br It was just one night So what if it was mind blowing Hit it and quit it br br Except I just found out that my father the Senator the Presidential hopeful is marrying Caulter s mother Oh and this summer We re hitting the campaign trail br br One big happy family br br I m totally f ked


Sophie's Heart (Contemporary Romance)

After the tragic death of his wife Alec Riley struggles to put his life back together He and his three children are lost in their grief until Sophie walks unexpectedly into their lives Having left her native Czechoslovakia Sophie has discovered the land which seemed so bright with promise is far from her dream A highly educated woman Sophie now finds herself keeping house for Alec and his family How can Sophie find peace in her new job Will God use her gentle spirit to help heal Alec s broken heart From the author of The Visitor and Bamboo and Lace comes a warm contemporary story of God s tender mercies and loving intervention in the life of one family


Broca's Brain: Reflections on the Romance of Science

Carl Sagan writer amp scientist returns from the frontier to tell us about how the world works In his delightfully down to earth style he explores amp explains a mind boggling future of intelligent robots extraterrestrial life amp its consquences amp other provocative fascinating quandries of the future we want to see today


The Blithedale Romance

Large Format for easy reading Classic novel set in th century New England and drawing on the author s own earlier experiences at the Utopian community Brook Farm


War and Peace : The Original Russian Classic Literature: (Historical, Romance, War Novel, Philosophical)

Pages br War and Peace is a novel by the Russian author Leo Tolstoy first published in its entirety in The work is epic in scale and is regarded as one of the most important works of world literature It is considered Tolstoy s finest literary achievement along with his other major prose work Anna Karenina br br War and Peace delineates in graphic detail events surrounding the French invasion of Russia and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society as seen through the eyes of five Russian aristocratic families Portions of an earlier version of the novel then known as The Year were serialized in the magazine The Russian Messenger between and The novel was first published in its entirety in Newsweek in ranked it first in its list of the Top Books In the novel was listed at number on the BBC s survey The Big Read br br Tolstoy himself somewhat enigmatically said of War and Peace that it was not a novel even less is it a poem and still less a historical chronicle Large sections of the work especially in the later chapters are philosophical discussion rather than narrative He went on to elaborate that the best Russian literature does not conform to standards and hence hesitated to call War and Peace a novel Instead Tolstoy regarded Anna Karenina as his first true novel


Diario De Um Banana: Um Romance em Quadrinhos

N o f cil ser crian a E ningu m sabe disso melhor do que Greg Heffley que se v mergulhado no ensino fundamental onde fracotes subdesenvolvidos dividem os corredores com garotos que s o mais altos mais malvados e j se barbeiam br br br br Em Di rio de um Banana o autor e ilustrados Jeff Kinney nos apresenta um her i improv vel


Northanger Abbey Edited Version: A best ever romance, fiction and Gothic novel of eighteenth century

Jane Austen s first novel Northanger Abbey published posthumously in tells the story of Catherine Morland and her dangerously sweet nature innocence and sometime self delusio


Neu-romancer

The Matrix is a world i within i the world a global consensus hallucination the representation of every byte of data in cyberspace br br Case had been the sharpest data thief in the business until vengeful former employers crippled his nervous system But now a new and very mysterious employer recruits him for a last chance run The target an unthinkably powerful artificial intelligence orbiting Earth in service of the sinister Tessier Ashpool business clan With a dead man riding shotgun and Molly mirror eyed street samurai to watch his back Case embarks on an adventure that ups the ante on an entire genre of fiction br br Hotwired to the leading edges of art and technology b Neuromancer b ranks with b b and b Brave New World b as one of the century s most potent visions of the future


The Sacred Romance Drawing Closer To The Heart Of God

The God who saves is also a God who woos His own to a relationship primarily of the heart As we draw closer to Him we must choose to let go of other less wild lovers such as perfectionistic driveness and self indulgence Eldredge and Curtis identify the lies offered by false loves and instruct us on the journey back to the Lover of our souls In carefully crafted words and images the authors entice the reader to his or her own journey of the heart promising It is possible to recover the lost life of our heart and with it the intimacy beauty and adventure of life with God


The Rocky Road to Romance (Elsie Hawkins #4)

Her tall dark and deliciously dangerous boss br br When the delightful daffy Dog Lady of station WZZZ offered to take on the temporary job of traffic reporter Steve Crow tried to think of reasons to turn Daisy Adams down Perhaps he knew that sharing the close quarters of a car with her for hours would give the handsome program director no room to resist her quirky charms He d always favored low slung sportscars and high heeled women but that was before he fell for a free spirit who caught crooks by accident loved old people and pets and had just too many jobs br br Loving Daisy turned Steve s life upside down especially once he adopted Bob a huge dog masquerading as a couch potato But was Daisy finally ready to play for keeps


The Virgin Romance Novelist

Her bosom heaved at an alarming rate as his rough hand found its way down to her soft yet wiry briar patch br br Can you say briar patch in a romance novel What about meat sword That s what it is a meat sword right all meaty and sword like slaying through the inner dungeons of a woman s dark desires What about breasts Do bosoms really heave br br God I have no idea what happens when private parts touch br br I m a virgin trying to write a romance novel and can t seem to write past a sex scene thanks to my lack of experience br br My two best friends encourage me to drop the pen for a while and gain some real life practice through multiple dating facets such as blind dates online profiles and random hookups br br But losing my virginity is proving to be tougher than expected


Romancing the Countess (Romancing, #1)

Sebastian Madinger the Earl of Wriothesly thought he d married the perfect woman until a fatal accident revealed her betrayal with his best friend After their deaths Sebastian is determined to avoid a scandal for the sake of his son But his best friend s widow is just as determined to cast her mourning veil aside by hosting a party that will surely destroy both their reputations and expose all of his carefully kept secrets Leah George has carried the painful knowledge of her husband s affair for almost a year All she wants now is to enjoy her independence and make a new life for herself even if that means being ostracized by the Society whose rules she was raised to obey Now that the rumors are flying there s only one thing left for Sebastian to do silence the scandal by enticing the improper widow into becoming a proper wife But when it comes to matters of the heart neither Sebastian nor Leah is prepared for the passion they discover in each other s arms


The Romance of the Rose

This is a new translation of i The Romance of the Rose i an allegorical account of the progress of a courtly love affair which became the most popular and influential of all medieval romances In the hands of Jean de Meun who continued de Lorris s work it assumed vast proportions and embraced almost every aspect of medieval life from predestination and optics to the Franciscan controversy and the right way to deal with premature hair loss


The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance

The biggest names in paranormal romance have created a fascinating array of short stories of hot blood and inhuman passions that will leave you thirsting for more Authors include Sherri Erwin Caitlin R Kiernan Jenna Black Jenna Maclaine Raven Hart Delilah Devlin Keri Arthur Kimberly Raye Alexis Morgan Lilith Saintcrow C T Adams Cathy Clamp Susan Sizemore Dina James Colleen Gleason Barbara Emrys Savannah Russe Shiloh Walker Vicki Pettersson Rebecca York Rachel Vincent Amanda Ashley Karen Chance and Nancy Holder These ain t your mother s vampires br br Fade to Black Sherri Erwin A professor s tryst with a gorgeous student brings a whole new meaning to unsafe sex when he infects her with the vampire virus br br Ode to Evdard Munch Caitlin Kiernan A man shares his blood with a mysterious vamp for a piece of her dreams br br Fangs for Hire Jenna Black When a vampire hit woman finds her oh so sexy prey is not what he seems she just might have to consider rewritting her contract br br The Righteous Jenna Maclaine A sorceress and a King put events in play to establish a group of vampires to police their own which is the catalyst to bring a vampire and a woman who stakes them together in Paris br br Knowledge of Evil Raven Hart An ancient vampire with a passion for learning meets a gorgeous professor who shares his thirst for knowledge br br Viper s Bite Delilah Devlin A solitary vampire and a lonely woman connect but he must steal her memories to keep her safe br br Dreams Keri Arthur Arthur s Riley Jensen and her sometimes lover vampire Quinn share dreams and danger br br Love Bites Kimberly Raye From her Dead End Dating world a hereditary vampire slayer flunks her final test when instead of finishing off the vampire she s staked she takes him her home to heal br br What s at Stake Alexis Morgan A legal enforcer must either prove the innocence of the vampire she s secretly loved or she must put him to death br br Coming Home Lilith Saintcrow Dante Valentine s foster daughter Liana is hired by the Nichtvahren who broke her teenage heart to kill his maker br br To Ease the Rage CT Adams amp Cathy Clamp A police officer will join with her undead partner to find the strength to protect her city from vamps that threaten the peace br br Dancing with the Star Susan Sizemore A vampire s dreams of a dancing movie star may signal the end of her loneliness br br Play Dead Dina James A vampire finds his soulmate and challenges the leaders of his clan for the right to choose his own bride br br In Which a Masquerade Ball Unmasks an Undead Colleen Gleason Gleason s vampire hunting debutante Victoria tries to persue her attraction to Rockley while fighting off vamps at a masquerade ball with a little help and snide remarks from Max br br A Temporary Vampire Barbara Emrys A vampire discovers a captivating vampire actress in New Orleans br br Overbite Savannah Russe A vampire patient gives a dentist a chance to expand his practice to the undead and to pursue his secret fantasies br br Hunter s Choice Shiloh Walker Seems like a spinoff from her series the leading man is a vampire and a hunter A grieving vengeful woman turned vamp slayer must reexamine her beliefs about vamps to keep the star of her passionate dreams when they meet again br br The Sacrifice Rebecca York A princess becomes a willing sacrifice to a monster to save her father s kingdom under seige and gains not only her kingdom s freedom but her own salvation br br Remember the Blood Vicki Petterson Two vampires are reborn without memories each year but strive to bring forward clues to remember each other and their love br br The Midday Mangler Meets his Match Rachel Vincent An ordinary everyday vampire teen and her younger sister discover a use for their vestigal fangs when they have a run in with a killer br br The Music of the Night Amanda Ashley A phantom of the opera obssesed woman gets a chance to star in her favorite fantasy when she meets her own phantom br br The Day of the Dead Karen Chance From the Cassandra Palmer series vampire Thomas seeks to rid the world of his evil former master and to aide a magical mercenary with a forbidden power to save her missing brother from the evil vamps yearly human hunt br br Vampire Unchained Nancy Holder A return to Holder s House of the Blood Shadows Flame Phoenix world Vampire Liam s secret negotiations with the House of Phoenix cause him to be accused of treason against his clan his punishment is imprisonment with his human lover as the only source of blood but their love holds the key that may free them br br A Stand up Dame Lilith Saintcrow A soft touch for a dame in danger this PI returns from the dead to solve his case br br Untitled Cailtlin R Kiernan A sick woman searches until a vampire finds her