60 books for genre «Books ~~ Fiction~~ Romance ~~ Historical ~~ Victorian»

Page 4 from 6
Book rate:
50 downloads
  read online  


Author:

"Under the Greenwood Tree" is the story of the romantic entanglement between church musician, Dick Dewey, and the attractive new school mistress, Fancy Day. A pleasant romantic tale set in the Victorian era, "Under the Greenwood Tree" is one of Thomas Hardy's most gentle and pastoral novels.

Book rate:
8 downloads


Author:

A reckless infatuation nearly ruined Lady Alice Cathcart-­Ross in her youth, but from the moment she spies Elijah Philemon Keating scaling a rock face without a rope in sight, the man awakens her long-­buried desire. Alice has come to the high Alps in search of a mountaineer, and in Elijah she finds the guide of her dreams. Though Elijah is known as one of the greatest explorers of the age, a tragic accident has destroyed his taste for adventure and society. Elijah can't deny his attraction to Alice, but he resolves to avoid the entanglement that could accompany it. He promises Alice one week in the Alps, and no more. Alice agrees, valuing her independence above all else. But as the heights they climb by day are overshadowed by the summits of passion they reach at night, these vows become harder and harder to keep… Improper Relations 38,­000 words

Book rate:
4 downloads


Author:

This is the extended annotated edition including a rare biographical essay on the life and works of the author. This book has made Mr. Hardy one of the most prominent English novelist. The power and the movement of the story are so great that it is only when we read a review of it that we are conscious that its author had any purpose save that which is common to every true writer of fiction—viz.: to tell a story which shall please. But this unconsciousness of a novelist's purpose is the highest tribute that can be paid to his work. Tess, the milkmaid heroine, has fallen from virtue through no fault of her own. Subsequently her great passion for a second and nobler lover sweeps her into a marriage with him after she has failed to tell him of her condition, although she has attempted to do so. Her confession of her secret to her husband is one of the most powerful and painful scenes in all literature. After the weak man has deserted her, she undergoes in patience a life of . . .

Book rate:
6 downloads


Author:

Love and justice… When Drew Foster is released from prison, he doesn't much care about salvaging his soiled reputation. Though he's working undercover, everyone in Victorian London believes him guilty of the Jack the Ripper murders and that his brother paid for his "innocence.­" Despite her genteel upbringing, Anna Jacobs is intent on finishing medical school and becoming a physician. Society's ridicule has never bothered her, but when her brother, the Yard's best detective, is scorned for letting Drew go, she confronts the one man who can set the record straight at a ball. She certainly doesn't count on the rogue being dashing and handsome, nor on him stealing a passionate kiss. Anna's brazen contempt for his dangerous reputation captivates Drew, but he is harboring secrets that make him unfit to court any proper woman. As he finds himself an outsider among his colleagues at Scotland Yard, the feisty beauty offers up her medical knowledge to assist him on the case. But when the . . .

Book rate:
8 downloads


Author:

It’s Downton Abbey, Nemesis-­style, in Winter's Heat, an exclusive new novella from award-­winning author Zoë ArcherAn auxiliary Nemesis agent and a former client go undercover as servants at a country estate during the Christmas season to expose corruption among London society’s powerful elite. Michael and Ada never thought they would again be working side by side in the pursuit of justice. Now that they’re on a case together, the attraction they had once shared flares to life, making a dangerous assignment even more unpredictable. Can they take the heat?  Look for the next novel in the Nemesis, Unlimited series, Dangerous Seduction, coming in December 2013 from St. Martin’s Paperbacks.  Praise for Zoë Archer’s Nemesis, Unlimited series:  “Unforgettable…romance [that] will leave readers craving more.­”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Creating heroes to die for and empowered women and bringing them together in powerful action/adventures with depth of emotion and sensuality is . . .

Book rate:
3 downloads


Author:

Sweet RevengeZoë ArcherWhen Jack Dalton escapes from Dunmoor Prison, he has only one thing in mind—finding the nobleman who murdered his sister and making him pay. But when he reaches the inn where the Lord Rockley is rumored to be staying, three well-­dressed strangers are there to meet him instead. And the pretty blonde is aiming a pistol right at his head …Joining Nemesis, Unlimited has made Eva Warrick much more than the well-­mannered lady she appears to be—one who can shoot, fight, and outsmart any man in the quest to right the injustices so often suffered by the innocent. She’s not afraid of the burly escaped convict, but she is startled by their shared attraction. She and her partners need Jack’s help to get to Rockley, but Eva finds she wants Jack for scandalous reasons all her own…

Book rate:
0 downloads


Author:

Dieses eBook: "Der Traum (Le rêve: Die Rougon-­Macquart Band 16) - Vollständige deutsche Ausgabe" ist mit einem detaillierten und dynamischen Inhaltsverzeichnis versehen und wurde sorgfältig korrekturgelesen.
Der Traum ist ein Roman von Émile Zola und zugleich der 16. Band des zwanzigbändigen Rougon-­Macquart-­Zyklus. Die Handlung vollzieht sich im Zeitraum 1860 bis 1869. Im Mittelpunkt der Handlung steht die Waise Angélique Marie. Sie ist 1851 zur Welt gekommen und von dem kinderlosen Ehepaar Hubert adoptiert worden. Angélique ist die Tochter von Sidonie Rougon, mit der sie in Die Eroberung von Plassans erstmals auftritt. Wie einige ihrer Vorfahren neigt sie zu Religiosität, liebt Heiligenlegenden und träumt davon, Jesus im Himmel zu heiraten. Angélique verliebt sich in Félicien d'Hautecœur, der ihre Zuneigung erwidert. Doch Félicien soll ein kirchliches Amt übernehmen, das ihn zum Zölibat zwingt, und Angélique ist nicht standesgemäß. Féliciens Vater ist Bischof und will die . . .

Book rate:
0 downloads


Author:

This is the extended annotated edition including a rare biographical essay on the life and works of the author. "A Pair of Blue Eyes,­" Mr. Hardy's third novel, gives the heart history of a rather susceptible but very charming young lady, Miss Elfride Swancourt, who, by the way, is said to be unpopular with her own sex. It has at least one strong character, Henry Knight, the reviewer, Elfride's second lover. It contains also one very powerful scene, the rescue of Knight from the cliff through the heroism and presence of mind of Elfride. It is not only an interesting story, but a very subtle study of feminine instincts, yet although a successful novel as a whole, it can hardly be placed among our author's masterpieces. The last scene of all in which Elfride's two disappointed lovers encounter her husband at her tomb, is pathetic in the extreme.

Book rate:
0 downloads

Books for genre Books ~~ Fiction~~ Romance ~~ Historical...