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The Awakening, originally titled A Solitary Soul, is a novel by Kate Chopin, first published in 1899. Set in New Orleans and the Southern Louisiana coast at the end of the nineteenth century, the plot centers on Edna Pontellier and her struggle to reconcile her increasingly unorthodox views on femininity and motherhood with the prevailing social attitudes of the turn-­of-­the-­century South. It is one of the earliest American novels that focuses on women's issues without condescension. It is also widely seen as a landmark work of early feminism, generating mixed reaction from contemporary readers and criticism. The novel's blend of realistic narrative, incisive social commentary, and psychological complexity makes The Awakening a precursor of American modernism; it prefigures the works of American novelists such as William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway and echoes the works of contemporaries such as Edith Wharton and Henry James. It can also be considered among the first Southern . . .

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Jim, first mate on board the, is a simple and sensitive young man who dreams of becoming a hero. But when the threatens to sink, Jim takes the cowardly way out and jumps clear. His unbearable guilt and shame at having violated the unwritten moral code of the sea lead him to become an exile in a remote Malay state. There he fashions a new identity for himself as the benevolent ruler of an exotic land - until his idyll is interrupted. Rich, moving and delicately crafted, is a compelling meditation on identity, guilt and lost honour. The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.

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The Secret Agent is the unsurpassed ancestor of a long series of twentieth-­century novels and films which explore the confused motives that lie
at the heart of political terrorism. In its use of powerful psychological insight to intensify narrative suspense, it set the terms by which subsequent
works in its genre were created. Conrad was the first novelist to discover the strange in-­between territory of the political exile, and his genius was
such that we still have no truer map of that region's moral terrain than his story of a terrorist plot and its tragic consequences for the guilty and
innocent alike.

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'Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign.­' To this 'one very simple principle' the whole of Mill's essay On Liberty is dedicated. While many of his immediate predecessors and contemporaries, from Adam Smith to Godwin and Thoreau, had celebrated liberty, it was Mill who organized the idea into a philosophy, and put it into the form in which it is generally known today. The editor of this essay, Gertrude Himmelfarb records responses to Mill's books and comments on his fear of 'the tyranny of the majority'. Dr Himmelfarb concludes that the same inconsistencies which underlie On Liberty continue to complicate the moral and political stance of liberals today.

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Rich girl Grace Bennett is forced by her father to get engaged with a guy of his choosing, so he can expand his company. She wants to escape this unwanted marriage and runs away from home, only to meet handsome, funny and hardworking Finn Wood. Getting a taste of freedom, it's a hot night together with him Grace will never forget. After a fiery night, Grace Bennett couldn't get over sexy Finn Wood, no matter how much she tried. To make matters worse, her rich father agreed to a deal and now Grace has to marry one of the worst guys out there. She's determined to keep that from happening, and forges a plan with Finn, so they can be together after all. Will she succeed? Grace Bennett eloped with hot construction worker Finn Wood and has to make things work without her father's wealth to back her up. Being free to do as they want, Grace and Finn make a sexy bet to celebrate. As their lives are finally settling down, Grace gets an unnerving phone call that wrecks her world and she's . . .

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This anthology includes the three erotic romance novellas in The Wedding Trilogy: The Best Man, Always A Bridesmaid and Forever Bound. It is also available in a print edition.

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A collection that ranges from ghosts on the open plains in the US, to High-­Society London and back to mid-­Western America, all during Queen Victoria's reign. Some are based on true stories and some are the way I wish things were, without all the rules and class distinctions.

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