140 books for genre «Historical romance»

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The Blithedale Romance, considered one of Hawthorne's major novels, explores the limitations of human nature set against an experiment in communal living. From mesmerism to illicit love, The Blithedale Romance represents one of Hawthorne's best and most sharply etched works, one that Henry James called his "brightest" and "liveliest" novel, and that Roy Male, acclaimed Americanist scholar, said is "one of the most underrated works in American fiction.­"
This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition is set from the definitive Ohio State University Press Centenary edition of the novel.

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Combray (d'après le nom littéraire donné par Proust à son village d'enfance, Illiers, rebaptisé après sa mort Illiers-­Combray) est un petit ensemble qui ouvre La Recherche du Temps Perdu. Le narrateur, adulte, songe aux différentes chambres où il a dormi au cours de sa vie, notamment celle de Combray, où il passait ses vacances lorsqu’il était enfant. Cette chambre se trouvait dans la maison de sa grand-­tante : « La cousine de mon grand-­père — ma grand-­tante — chez qui nous habitions… » Le narrateur se souvient à quel point l’heure du coucher était une torture pour lui ; cela signifiait qu’il allait passer une nuit entière loin de sa maman, ce qui l’angoissait au plus haut point… Source Wikipédia.

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Wieland: or, The Transformation: An American Tale is a Gothic novel by Charles Brockden Brown, first published in 1798. It recounts the terrifying story of how Theodore Wieland is driven to madness and murder by a malign ventriloquist called Carwin.

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The Lifted Veil is a novella by George Eliot, first published in 1859. Quite unlike the realistic fiction for which Eliot is best known, The Lifted Veil explores themes of extrasensory perception, the essence of physical life, possible life after death, and the power of fate. The novella is a significant part of the Victorian tradition of horror fiction, which includes such other examples as Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1818), Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886), and Bram Stoker's Dracula (1897).

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MON avis est qu'on ne peut créer des personnages que lorsque l'on a beaucoup étudié les hommes, comme on ne peut parler une...

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This is a novel of will, or rather a novel studying the lack of will. Oblomov has a beautiful soul. He is capable of the most noble emotions. His intentions are always good. The storms aroused in his soul are genuine. They shake him deeply. He is honest, good-­hearted, idealistically inclined. But--­he is Oblamov. He is lazy. He is inertia incarnated. From the apparatus of his thoughts and emotions, there are no wires to the mechanism of action.

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Édition Ebooks libres et gratuits pour les formats Mobipocket et Acrobat Reader Édition Littérature à emporter pour le format PalmReader

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So, her reckless, anti-­philanthropic passion could find no outlet-- and SHOULD find no outlet, she thought. So her own blood turned against her, beat on her own nerves, and destroyed her. It was nothing but frustration and anger which made her ill, and made the doctors fear consumption. There it was, drawn on her rather wide mouth: frustration, anger, bitterness. There it was the same in the roll of her green-­blue eyes, a slanting, averted look: the same anger furtively turning back on itself. (From Amazon).

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After the relative intimacy of the first two volumes of, opens up a vast, dazzling landscape of fashionable Parisian life in the late nineteenth century, as the narrator enters the brilliant, shallow world of the literary and aristocratic salons. Both a salute to and a devastating satire of a time, place, and culture, defines the great tradition of novels that follow the initiation of a young man into the ways of the world. This elegantly packaged new translation will introduce a new generation of American readers to the literary richness of Marcel Proust. First time in Penguin Classics A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition with french flaps and luxurious design Penguin Classics' superb new edition of is the first completely new translation of Proust's masterwork since the 1920s

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Books for genre Historical romance