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H.­G. Wells is best remembered as a central figure in the development of the science fiction genre and as the creator of such works as The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, and The War of the Worlds. However, much of his literary output was more conventional in nature, and he published a number of novels dealing with interpersonal relationships and social themes. Many critics regard The Secret Places of the Heart as a heavily autobiographical account of one of Wells' failed love affairs.

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When it came to holy matrimony, writer H.­G. Wells had a rather interesting personal history. He married his first cousin, soon left her for one of his students, and then had multiple affairs (and children) with important female thinkers and writers over the course of the rest of his lifetime. With that in mind, Wells brings a unique twist to this relatively straightforward take on Edwardian morals and mores in marriage.

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"Blew me away! Set within a dark, richly layered steampunk world, D'Abo pens a sweetly romantic yet steamy love story with a fresh, inventive spin on the Jack the Ripper tale that kept me guessing until the end. Loved it!­" --­Bestselling author, Kristen Callihan on GILDED HEARTS Piper Smith is an Archivist, one who extracts memories from the dead-­and her first job is more difficult than she ever imagined. Not only is her subject the victim of murder, but the first man to arrive on the scene is the last man she ever expected to see again: handsome, tormented, and devilishly sexy Samuel Hawkins. Years ago, he fled the Archivists' Guild unceremoniously, leaving behind both unanswered questions . . . and Piper's aching heart. Sergeant Samuel Hawkins of the King's Sentry can hardly believe the strong, beautiful woman before him is the same shy girl he once knew. His instincts scream to hold her, to kiss her, and to make amends for disappearing from the Archives-­and her life. Yet when . . .

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A principios del siglo pasado, una joven inglesa, Andy, es obligada por sus insensibles padres adoptivos a desposarse con un importante terrateniente, a quien ni siquiera conoce, e instalarse con él en el corazón de África. Una vez allí todo cuanto la rodea le resulta salvaje y antipático y pasa los días encerrada en su casa sin querer hablar con nadie y tramando las mayores ofensas hacia su rudo pretendiente. Sin embargo, su situación en el continente negro dará un giro de ciento ochenta grados al conocer a un atractivo y enigmático capataz de larga melena rubia, a quien todos allí llaman «León en casa». Nakupenda es una cuidada novela romántica que mantiene el vilo de la narración a través de efectivos y novedosos saltos en el tiempo que nos permiten componer la historia como un puzle.

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This is the extended annotated edition including a rare biographical essay on the life and works of the author. In "A Laodicean" (1881) Mr. Hardy became less spontaneous and charming, although more subtle and, perhaps, more powerful. The heroine, Paula Power, the Laodicean, neither hot nor cold, is a most interesting study in feminine psychology. The three leading male characters—Somerset, the architect, Dare, the adventurer, and Captain de Stancy, the scion of a decayed family—are well drawn.

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Award-­winning author Zoë Archer returns with another novel of breathtaking suspense as Nemesis, Unlimited schemes to avenge injustice--­and conquer a woman’s heart--­in Wicked Temptation.   FATE BROUGHT THEM TOGETHER.­Newly widowed, Bronwyn Parrish’s fortune has been spent settling her late husband’s debts—thanks to an unscrupulous business manager—and now there’s nothing left. Society has no place for a woman without means, and with nowhere to turn, Bronwyn is lost…until, from out of nowhere, a handsome gentleman steps in and makes her an offer she can’t refuse.  WILL DESIRE TEAR THEM APART?­Secrets and subterfuge are in Marco Black’s blood. As one of Nemesis, Unlimited’s most senior agents, Society women aren’t his usual cup of tea. But Marco’s sixth sense tells him that there’s more to Bronwyn than meets the eye…and he wants to help the brazen beauty retrieve her lost fortune. But is his attraction to her worth the risk? His mission will lead him all the way to Les Grillons, . . .

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A wild and sexy romp through history based on the real-­life adventures of the audacious, Lola Montez.­It is 1842, London, and the gorgeous, ever-­capricious twenty-­two year old Eliza Gilbert, (aka Lola Montez) is in deep trouble and seeks escape from a divorce trial. Desperate to be free, Lola accepts an alluring offer of a paid trip to Spain, if she will only fulfill a few tasks for Juan de Grimaldia Spanish theatre impresario who is also a government agent and spy for the exiled Spanish queen, Maria Cristina.­Lola soon finds herself in Madrid, undercover as a performer in a musical play. But when she falls dangerously in love with the target, General Diego de Léonthe perfect Spanish soldier, lover and horsemanLola becomes a double agent and the two hatch a plot of their own. Disaster strikes when the plot is exposed, Diego is captured, and Lola is forced to flee on horseback to France, with a dangerous group of Loyalists in hot pursuit. Will Lolas reckless daring, feminine whiles, . . .

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This is the extended annotated edition including a rare biographical essay on the life and works of the author. Like " Tess of the D'Urbervilles,­" the story of "Jude the Obscure" is a manifestation of the author's later manner—a manner which is a natural and almost inevitable development in a writer who possesses Mr. Hardy's extraordinary capacity for observation, profound knowledge of human nature, and philosophical ideas concerning the problem of existence. Mr. Hardy has never been an author to write novels merely for the purpose of providing entertainment, or for illustrating in more or less persuasive form some preconceived didactic proposition. He has been content to take men and women as they are, and no one in English fiction—possibly no one in the whole range of modern literature—has been able to surpass him in depicting the reaction of circumstances upon character. In this carefully reasoned, closely woven narrative of " Jude the Obscure" he sets before us the entirely . . .

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This is the extended annotated edition including a rare and extensive biographical essay on the author. When Hawthorne died in 1864, he left in manuscript three unfinished romances which, when afterward published by his heirs, were given the arbitrary titles of Doctor Grimshawe's Secret, Septimius Felton, and The Dolliver Romance. Doctor Grimshawe's Secret represents Hawthorne's attempt to write an "English romance" out of his own experiences in England during his residence there from 1853 to 1858.

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