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A remarkable novel by Walter Scott that portrays one of Scotland's greatest heroes. The story covers the adventures of a merchant's son, Frank Osbaldistone, who visits Scotland to get back the stolen money of his father Rob Roy, whom the book is named after. The story depicts the struggle for justice and dignity. Mesmerizing!

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IDEAL The heir to the Earl of Hargate, Benedict Carsington, Viscount Rathbourne, is the perfect aristocrat. Tall, dark, and handsome, he is known for his impeccable manners and good breeding. Benedict knows all the rules and has no trouble following them—until she enters his life. INFAMOUS Bathsheba Wingate belongs to the rotten branch of the DeLucey family: a notorious lot of liars, frauds, and swindlers. Small wonder her husband’s high-­born family disowned him. Now widowed, she’s determined to give her daughter a stable life and a proper upbringing. Nothing and no one will disrupt Bathsheba’s plans—until he enters her life… SCANDALOUS Then Bathsheba’s hoyden daughter lures Benedict’s precocious nephew into a quest for a legendary treasure. To recover the would-­be knights errant, Benedict and Bathsheba must embark on a rescue mission that puts them in dangerous, intimate proximity. It’s a situation virtually guaranteed to end in mayhem—even scandal!­—if anyone else were involved. . . .

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Emma, de Jane Austen Traduction de l'Edition Arthus Bertrand, 1816 Traduction de Pierre de Puliga, 1910 Ce livre numérique présente 2 traduction différentes du roman Emma, de Jane Austen. Une table des matières dynamique permet d'accéder directement aux 2 traductions. Liens: - 1816 - La nouvelle Emma (Traduction anonyme) - 1910 - Emma (Traduction Pierre de Puliga)

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From Nancy Horan, New York Times bestselling author of Loving Frank, comes her much-­anticipated second novel, which tells the improbable love story of Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson and his tempestuous American wife, Fanny.

At the age of thirty-­five, Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne has left her philandering husband in San Francisco to set sail for Belgium--­with her three children and nanny in tow--­to study art. It is a chance for this adventurous woman to start over, to make a better life for all of them, and to pursue her own desires. Not long after her arrival, however, tragedy strikes, and Fanny and her children repair to a quiet artists' colony in France where she can recuperate. Emerging from a deep sorrow, she meets a lively Scot, Robert Louis Stevenson, ten years her junior, who falls instantly in love with the earthy, independent, and opinionated "belle Americaine.­"

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Immediately recognized as a significant literary work, Adam Bede has enjoyed a largely positive critical reputation since its publication. An anonymous review in The Athenaeum praised it as a "novel of the highest class,­" and The Times called it "a first-­rate novel.­" Contemporary reviewers, often influenced by nostalgia for the earlier period represented in Bede, enthusiastically praised Eliot's characterizations and realistic representations of rural life. Charles Dickens wrote: "The whole country life that the story is set in, is so real, and so droll and genuine, and yet so selected and polished by art, that I cannot praise it enough to you.­" In fact, in early criticism, the tragedy of infanticide has often been overlooked in favor of the peaceful idyllic world and familiar personalities Eliot recreated...

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The Age of Innocence is an intimate portrayal of East Coast American society in the 19th century--­and the human lives that came into conflict with it. Newland Archer is heir to one of New York City's first families, and his bride-­to-­be is everything he ever hoped. Then his fiancee's older cousin leaves her European husband and appears in New York, where she refuses to conform to society and her family's wishes. Archer is at first angered and then intrigued by her. Their passionate relationship challenges everything he believes and ultimately suffers at the hands of society and family obligation. The novel won the Pulitzer Prize; Wharton was the first woman to win it.

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In this classic, a fiendish plot forces the rightful king of Ruritania to miss his coronation. Rudolf Rassendyll, a dashing English lookalike, is persuaded to impersonate the monarch — only to find himself drawn into a struggle to save the country and obtain the release of a false accused prisoner. A gripping novel brimming with adventure and romance.

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