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Tender Is the Night is an English language novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It was first published in Scribner's Magazine between January-­April, 1934 in four issues. It is ranked #28 on the Modern Library's list of the 100 Greatest Novels of the 20th Century. In 1932, Fitzgerald's wife Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald was hospitalized for schizophrenia in Baltimore, Maryland. The author rented the "la Paix" estate in the suburb of Towson to work on this book, the story of the rise and fall of Dick Diver, a promising young psychoanalyst and his wife, Nicole, who is also one of his patients. It would be Fitzgerald's first novel in nine years, and the last that he would complete. While working on the book he several times ran out of cash and had to borrow from his editor and agent, and write short stories for commercial magazines. The early 1930s, when Fitzgerald was conceiving and working on the book, were certainly the darkest years of his life, and accordingly, the novel has its bleak . . .

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Why did Taylor Swift love music and singing so much? Did family have any influence in her career? Just a couple of the things discussed in this wonderful book. A nice easy Simple Guide to show the path Taylor took to success. The early days singing at a Philly's game to singing to over 100,­000 people at the Gillette Stadium. Moving closer to Nashville to make the regular trips easier for this budding new artist. Understanding where Taylor gets her ideas for her songs from will help you understand the meaning behind them. Like most young women, Taylor has friends, favorite things to do and has had a few boyfriends that she does write about, if she feels strongly about it. The truth about a person is shown by what they do, not by something written by someone else or something they say. Taylor donates to causes close to her heart and has a strong bond with her fans, it's thanks to them she can be so generous. Read the book, enjoy her story and go and create yours.

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James Weldon Johnson's The Autobiography of an Ex-­Colored Man is the fictional account of the life of a young American man in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. With his bi-­racial heritage, the Ex-­Colored Man is faced with the choice of embracing his black culture and its ragtime music, or passing as a white man and living a mediocre middle-­class existence. While not actually an autobiography, Johnson based the book on his own life and the lives of people he knew.

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Kaysee Smart thinks she is content with her life of driving the carpool and organizing play dates. But when her conservative husband, Justin, casually suggests inviting someone else into their sex life, it plunges them into a taboo world that most people imagine but few actually visit.

Consensual Infidelity is the true story of an all-­American, suburban couple's experiment with swinging.

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You will never forget her. Death, I mean. She is the sexiest woman you will ever have. We who are warriors rarely admit this to others. Instead, we hide our sick fantasy from our loved ones and civilian friends. I am different. I know I am forsaken. This is the story of a man haunted by the shadows of war. He sought to numb his pain with a new even more addicting drug: lust.

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The houseboy is back...

Gillibran Brown returns with more day to day tales about life, love and housework.

Being a houseboy to two demanding men is no easy task. There’s more to it than first meets the eye. Gilli has to be all things from chief cook and bottle washer to gardener and personal valet

When he’s good he’s very very good and when he’s bad…he gets his comeuppance.

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"The Yellow Wallpaper" is a 6,­000-­word short story by American writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman, first published in January 1892 in New England Magazine. It is regarded as an important early work of American feminist literature, illustrating attitudes in the 19th century toward women's physical and mental health.
The story is written in the first person as a series of journal entries. The narrator is a woman whose husband — a physician — has confined her to the upstairs bedroom of a house he has rented for the summer. She is forbidden from working and has to hide her journal entries from him so that she can recuperate from what he has diagnosed as a "temporary nervous depression — a slight hysterical tendency;­" a diagnosis common to women in that period. The windows of the room are barred, and there is a gate across the top of the stairs, allowing her husband to control her access to the rest of the house.
The story illustrates the effect of confinement on the narrator's mental . . .

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In the month of August, 1841, I attended an anti–slavery convention in Nantucket, at which it was my happiness to become acquainted with FREDERICK DOUGLASS, the writer of the following Narrative. He was a stranger to nearly every member of that body; but, having recently made his escape from the southern prison–house of bondage, and feeling his curiosity excited to ascertain the principles and measures of the abolitionists,­—of whom he had heard a somewhat vague description while he was a slave,­—he was induced to give his attendance, on the occasion alluded to, though at that time a resident in New Bedford

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Orlando has always been an outsider... His longing for passion, adventure and fulfilment takes him out of his own time. Chasing a dream through the centuries, he bounds from Elizabethan England amd imperial Turkey to the modern world. Will he find happiness with the exotic Russian Princess Sasha? Or is the dashing explorer Shelmerdine the ideal man? And what form will Orlando take on the journey - a nobleman, traveller, writer? Man or... woman?

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