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Classic Shakespearean romance. According to Wikipedia: "The Tempest is a play written by William Shakespeare. Many scholars believe that it was written in 161011, although some researchers have argued for an earlier dating. While listed as a comedy when it was initially published in the First Folio of 1623, many modern editors have since re-­labeled the play a romance. It did not attract a significant amount of attention before the closing of the theatres in 1642 and after the Restoration it attained popularity only in adapted versions. Theatre productions began to reinstate the original Shakespearean text in the mid-­19th century, and in the 20th century, critics and scholars undertook a significant re-­appraisal of the play's value, to the extent that it is now considered to be one of Shakespeare's greatest works.­"

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It was a clear, apple-­green evening in May, and Four Winds Harbour was mirroring back the clouds of the golden west between its softly dark shores. The sea moaned eerily on the sand-­bar, sorrowful even in spring, but a sly, jovial wind came piping down the red harbour road along which Miss Cornelia's comfortable, matronly figure was making its way towards the village of Glen St. Mary. Miss Cornelia was rightfully Mrs. Marshall Elliott, and had been Mrs. Marshall Elliott for thirteen years, but even yet more people referred to her as Miss Cornelia than as Mrs. Elliott. The old name was dear to her old friends, only one of them contemp-­tuously dropped it. Susan Baker, the gray and grim and faithful handmaiden of the Blythe family at Ingleside, never lost an opportunity of calling her "Mrs. Marshall Elliott,­" with the most killing and pointed emphasis, as if to say "You wanted to be Mrs. and Mrs. you shall be with a vengeance as far as I am concerned.­"

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What happens when the source of your worst fears becomes the object of your affection?

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Series : Book 6 of "Clans of Kalquor"
Clans of Kalquor short story collection. Nine tales revisiting the alien clans and their Earther mates: Hunted - Amelia Ryan is stalked through the Kalquorian wilderness by a dangerous Nobek with no chance for escape. Abduction – Rebellion is brewing on Kalquor, and Empress Jessica is the insurgents' latest target. The Negotiation – Saucin Israla must deal with Earther Colonel Tyler Carter, a man whose threat involves her heart. Michaela's Child – Michaela Blake finally has a child of her own, but how will she regain her clan? The Sentence – Cassidy Hamilton's grandfather faces a sentence worse than death for his part in Armageddon. A Family Affair – A clandestine tryst re-­opens old wounds for the Imperial Family. An Improper Proposal – Lindsey McInness' clan's homecoming is marred by the machinations of a greedy councilman. Sins of the Past – Imdiko Krijero and Nobek Wynhod's past may cost Dani Watson her life. Prelude to Redemption – Young . . .

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The final exam is survival.­Paul is the new kid at Mortingham Boarding Academy, and he has a dark secret.­Caitlyn admires Paul from afar and resents that he only has eyes for Erika.­Erika thinks that she and Caitlyn are best friends, but she's wrong.­Adam is a bully with a major chip on his shoulder.­Mark is outgrowing his old friends but doesn't know how to make new ones.­In a few short hours, none of this will matter. Without warning, a horrifying infection will spread across the school grounds, and a group of students with little in common will find themselves barricaded in a classroom, fighting for their lives. Some will live. Some will die. And then it will get even worse.­Fast-­paced and frightening, Silver is a tale set on the fringes of science and horror - a story about the struggle to survive in the face of impossible odds.

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Set amid the gloomy castles and lonely heaths of medieval Scotland, "Macbeth" is a dark and bloody drama of ambition, murder, guilt and revenge. Goaded by his ambitious wife, Macbeth murders Duncan, King of Scotland, in order to succeed to the throne. Tortured by his conscience and fearful of discovery, the Scottish nobleman becomes tangled in a web of treachery and deceit that ultimately spells his doom. Note. Explanatory footnotes.

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‘Fifteen years on, the remembrance of that day has returned to me. I have seen that boy wandering through the mist of the railway station, and the name of Marina has flared up again like a fresh wound. We all have a secret buried under lock and key in the attic of our soul. This is mine . . .­’

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Summoned to the royal palace by the King, Alaith spends his days either handling the dragons that plague the kingdom, or holed up in his lonely tower. Unusual in appearance, manner, and his method of taming dragons rather than slaying them, his only distractions from his painfully outcast state is caring for the tamed dragon who resides with him, and admiring the handsome Lord Trey...

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is one of the best loved books of all time. Lovely Meg, talented Jo, frail Beth, spoiled Amy: these are hard lessons of poverty and of growing up in New England during the Civil War. Through their dreams, plays, pranks, letters, illnesses, and courtships, women of all ages have become a part of this remarkable family and have felt the deep sadness when Meg leaves the circle of sisters to be married at the end of Part I. Part II, chronicles Meg's joys and mishaps as a young wife and mother, Jo's struggle to become a writer, Beth's tragedy, and Amy's artistic pursuits and unexpected romance. Based on Louise May Alcott's childhood, this lively portrait of nineteenth-­century family life possesses a lasting vitality that has endeared it to generations of readers.

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