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"Robin and Sophie's love story is a sweeping tale filled with drama and yearning.­"—Teresa Grant, author of Aspiring singer Sophie Tresilian had the world at her feet—fame, fortune, and true love—until the man of her dreams broke her heart. Now she's the toast of Europe, desired by countless men but unwilling to commit to any of them. Then Robin Pendarvis walks back into her life... Four years ago, Robin had hoped to make Sophie his bride, but secrets from his past forced him to let her go. Seeing her again revives all the old pain—and all the old passion. It might be against every rule, but somehow, some way, he bring them together again. "Sherwood effortlessly evokes the world of Edith Wharton and Henry James...­An elegantly written debut with a richness and depth worth savoring.­"—Booklist, STARRED REVIEW for Waltz with a Stranger

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H. G. Wells' comic 1910 novel, The History of Mr. Polly, stars Alfred Polly, a timid man who is more successful at daydreaming than working in the local draper's shops. He marries a woman he's not really in love with, despite being in love with another, and together they attempt to create a success of their own shop while slowly making one another miserable. But on the night of a fire everything changes in Mr. Polly's life.

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This is the extended annotated edition including the rare biographical essay by Edwin E. Slosson called "H. G. Wells - A Major Prophet Of His Time". "Love and fine thinking"—that is the phrase which Mr. Wells's modern statesman strikes out as expressing his final synthesis. In the super-­subtle mood induced by reading Mr. Wells the words may be stretched to cover his own work. No more cunning, analytical brain existed in England. Fine thinking is without question one of his major passions. And he is persistently yet restlessly erotic. It is a curious combination of qualities that is more or less evidenced in nearly all of his books. In The New Machiavelli the two motives are the warp and the woof of the texture. The cleverness of the idea cries out for admiration. A young English statesman, spokesman for the dominant political ideas of the near future, is disgraced and exiled on the threshold of his real career because, being married, he had learned to love. Still in young . . .

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This is the extended annotated edition including the rare biographical essay by Edwin E. Slosson called "H. G. Wells - A Major Prophet Of His Time". Stephen Stratton writes the story of his life and love for his young son, the man who is going to be. It resolves itself largely into a study of the character of Lady Mary Justin, who wanted all that money and power could bring, and so married a rich man, meaning to keep her love for Stephen and her own absolute personal freedom. She has and keeps the love of both men, but the impossibility of the situation she learns by bitter experience which ends in tragedy. Of course there are serious and thought provoking discussions of the nature of man and woman and the laws which govern them, which will be interesting to thoughtful readers generally.

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Dieses eBook: "Die Frau mit den Karfunkelsteinen Volstandige Ausgabe" ist mit einem detaillierten und dynamischen Inhaltsverzeichnis versehen und wurde sorgfältig korrekturgelesen. Aus dem buch: “Tante Sophie hatte die Klammerschürze vorgebunden und nahm Wäsche von der Leine. Das Herz lachte ihr im Leibe, während sie unter den hochgespannten Seilen hinschlüpfte - frischgefallener Schnee, ja, was war der gegen das Weiß der bleichenden Tafeltücher und Leinenbezüge? - Seit urvordenklichen Zeiten war stets das schönste Bleichwetter, sobald die Leinenschätze des ehrenwerten Hauses »Lamprecht und Sohn« an die Luft gebracht wurden - »selbstverständlich!­« Es sei das so gut ein Vorrecht wie das berühmte Kaiserwetter, meinte Tante Sophie immer mit listigem Augenzwinkern, denn es war jemand im Hause, der solche »Blasphemien« absolut nicht hören mochte ...­”

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Joe Lennox becomes bitter and deranged and blames Billy Caraford when his son is killed in a car accident, but Billy has lost his best friend and is badly injured himself. Despite the misgivings of his parents, he is still determined to be a farmer. He summons his courage to go to university, but privately he regards himself as a cripple, convinced no woman could love him or want to be his wife. Kimberley is orphaned when her father dies. She moves to Scotland with her aunt but she is nervous about changing schools until Billy helps her find new friends. Both Kim and her aunt become involved in the affairs of the Caraford family and, as Kim grows into a lovely young woman, she finds the strength of character to confront problems and fight for the life and the love she craves.

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WHERE FEAR ENDS, LOVE BEGINSNicola Tesla has never needed a man to complete her life. A gifted engineer, she has always had her experiments to keep her company-­or she did, before her vile boss stole them. Now she's working at the Archives in New London, where the memories of the dead are stored. But it isn't long before Nicola discovers she's being watched . . . by a most intriguing, sinfully sexy man.­Archivist Emmet Dennison should be busy extracting memories from the dead. Instead he's been asked to keep an eye on the brazen, strikingly beautiful Nicola Tesla. Soon Emmet and Nicola are shaken by an attraction neither of them wants. Yet when a nefarious man takes them hostage, Nicola and Emmet will need to rely on their attraction, and the growing bond between them, to stop a madman hellbent on destroying New London forever.­Approx. 100,­000 words.

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This is the extended annotated edition including the rare biographical essay by Edwin E. Slosson called "H. G. Wells - A Major Prophet Of His Time". A novel by this well-­known author in an entirely new field. A subtle, delicate, and dainty story dealing with the passion of love. The London Morning Post spoke of it as "a work of genius" while the Daily Telegraph says it " will be considered by many the most fascinating piece of work that Mr. Wells has done.­" Literature says: "The handful of vivid hum in figures belong to a great extent to the world of South Kensington students, and into that often purposeless and sordid background Mr. Wells weaves the poetry of life and the beauty of human love.­"

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This is the extended annotated edition including a rare biographical essay on the life and works of the author. This romance, as the author entitled it in the English edition, is in some respects a successful, and in all respects, a powerful book. It is not devoid of humor, as the delightful description of the choir practice amply proves. It is certainly a romance if a strange and almost bizarre plot can give a story as claim to that title. It does not yield to any of our author's stories as a character study, nor does it yield to any story of modern times in its absolute truth to the fundamental principles of human nature under certain given circumstances. More than any of Mr. Hardy's novels it gives one the impression of being a study undertaken on definite lines and with a definite object. That object is the endeavor to show the misery that must come to the woman who allows her passion for a man to blind her to the obstacles which difference of age, of rank, of education, of . . .

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