140 books for genre «Historical romance»

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Jane Austen’s first novel, —published posthumously in 1818—tells the story of Catherine Morland and her dangerously sweet nature, innocence, and sometime self-­delusion. Though Austen’s fallible heroine is repeatedly drawn into scrapes while vacationing at Bath and during her subsequent visit to Northanger Abbey, Catherine eventually triumphs, blossoming into a discerning woman who learns truths about love, life, and the heady power of literature. The satirical pokes fun at the gothic novel while earnestly emphasizing caution to the female sex. This Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the first edition of 1818.

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Anthony Trollopes classic novel from 1879 follows the trials of Fred Neville, a lieutenant in the cavalry and heir to the earldom of Scroope, who is caught up in scandal when he seduces Kate OHara, a poor, beautiful Irish girl.

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North and South is a novel by Elizabeth Gaskell, first published in book form in 1855 originally appeared as a twenty-­two-­part weekly serial from September 1854 through January 1855 in the magazine Household Words, edited by Charles Dickens. The title indicates a major theme of the book: the contrast between the way of life in the industrial north of England and the wealthier south, although it was only under pressure from her publishers that Gaskell changed the title from its original, Margaret Hale.
The book is a social novel that tries to show the industrial North and its conflicts in the mid-­19th century as seen by an outsider, a socially sensitive lady from the South. The heroine of the story, Margaret Hale, is the daughter of a Nonconformist minister who moves to the fictional industrial town of Milton after leaving the Church of England. The town is modeled after Manchester, where Gaskell lived as the wife of a Unitarian minister. Gaskell herself worked among the poor and . . .

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The Rainbow is a 1915 novel by British author D. H. Lawrence. It follows three generations of the Brangwen family, particularly focusing on the sexual dynamics of, and relations between, the characters. Lawrence's frank treatment of sexual desire and the power plays within relationships as a natural and even spiritual force of life, though perhaps tame by modern standards, caused The Rainbow to be prosecuted in an obscenity trial in late 1915, as a result of which all copies were seized and burnt. After this ban it was unavailable in Britain for 11 years, although editions were available in the USA. The Rainbow was followed by a sequel in 1920, Women in Love. Although Lawrence conceived of the two novels as one, considering the titles The Sisters and The Wedding Ring for the work, they were published as two separate novels at the urging of his publisher. However, after the negative public reception of The Rainbow, Lawrence's publisher opted out of publishing the sequel. This is . . .

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La Princesse de Cleves is a French novel, regarded by many as one of the first European novels, and a classic of its era. Its author is most often held to be Madame de La Fayette.
Published anonymously in March 1678, and set a century earlier in the royal court of Henry II of France, it recreates that era with remarkable precision. Nearly every character – except the heroine – is a historic figure. Events and intrigues unfold with great faithfulness to documentary record.

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Une édition de référence de Le Rouge et le Noir de Stendhal, spécialement conçue pour la lecture sur les supports numériques. « Madame de Rênal s’appuya sur son bras, et avec tant d’abandon que sa joue sentit la chaleur de celle de Julien.­Les nuits de ces deux êtres furent bien différentes. Madame de Rênal était exaltée par les transports de la volupté morale la plus élevée. Une jeune fille coquette qui aime de bonne heure s’accoutume au trouble de l’amour ; quand elle arrive à l’âge de la vraie passion, le charme de la nouveauté manque. Comme madame de Rênal n’avait jamais lu de romans, toutes les nuances de son bonheur étaient neuves pour elle. Aucune triste vérité ne venait la glacer, pas même le spectre de l’avenir. Elle se vit aussi heureuse dans dix ans qu’elle l’était en ce moment. L’idée même de la vertu et de la fidélité jurée à M. de Rênal, qui l’avait agitée quelques jours auparavant, se présenta en vain, on la renvoya comme un hôte importun. Jamais je n’accorderai . . .

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has become one of the most widely read and influential books ever written. It reveals the astounding range, subtlety, artistry, and depth of a true original, Leo Tolstoy, author of and countless other literary masterpieces. Published in hundreds of editions and translated into virtually every modern language, it has not been out of print since 1877.

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Books for genre Historical romance