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Village Girls - Harriet By Paula George
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By the terms of her father's will, Harriet Gann is forced to marry within a year of his death, or the Gann estate will be passed to her half brother, Wendell Guest. Everyone for miles has heard of... More > Harriet and her hautiness. Consiquently, no one is willing to marry her, even with the estate as a dowery. Only one man is willing to take the chance. The drunken stable hand, Joel Meekham. In desperation Harriet accepts his offer, but to her surprise she finds that there is more to him than is at first obvious. Then, just as she is beginning to have affections for him, Joel decides it's time to leave.< Less
Zuleika Dobson By Max Beerbohm
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The classic romantic comedy Zuleika Dobson is a comic masterpiece set in the privileged environs of Judas College, Oxford. When beautiful siren Zuleika Dobson gains admittance to the all-male campus,... More > romance is suddenly in the air. But the smitten undergraduates are out of luck, because this femme fatale can only love a man unaffected by her charms. The snobbish and taciturn Duke of Dorset appears up to the challenge, but his wall of indifference crumbles when Zuleika falls for him... “A perfect fantasy.” ~ The New York Review of Books.< Less
Unto This Last By E.M. Spencer
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A sampling of 11 stories of the future composed by noted Victorian and Edwardian authors. Some dreamed of future societies in which poverty, injustice, and inequality would no longer exist. Others... More > warned of the nightmares to come if festering social problems were not addressed—or if those who promised utopia brought misery instead. How close did they come to predicting our future? Read this collection of classic tales... and judge for yourself!< Less
A Room with a View By E. M. Forster
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The first part of the novel is set in Florence, Italy, and describes a young English woman's confusion at the Pensione Bertolini over her feelings for an Englishman staying at the same hotel. Lucy... More > Honeychurch is touring Italy with her overbearing older cousin and chaperone, Charlotte Bartlett, and the novel opens with their complaints about the hotel, "The Pension Bertolini." In Rome, Lucy spends time with Cecil Vyse, whom she knew in England. Cecil proposes to Lucy twice in Italy; she rejects him both times. As Part Two begins, Lucy has returned to Surrey, England to her family home, Windy Corner. Cecil proposes yet again at Windy Corner, and this time she accepts.< Less
A Room with a View By E. M. Forster
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The first part of the novel is set in Florence, Italy, and describes a young English woman's confusion at the Pensione Bertolini over her feelings for an Englishman staying at the same hotel. Lucy... More > Honeychurch is touring Italy with her overbearing older cousin and chaperone, Charlotte Bartlett, and the novel opens with their complaints about the hotel, "The Pension Bertolini." Their primary concern is that although rooms with a view of the River Arno have been promised for each of them, their rooms instead look over a courtyard. A Mr. Emerson interrupts their "peevish wrangling," offering to swap rooms as he and his son, George Emerson, look over the Arno. This behavior causes Miss Bartlett some consternation, as it appears impolite. Without letting Lucy speak, Miss Bartlett refuses the offer, looking down on the Emersons because of their unconventional behaviour and thinking it would place her under an "unseemly obligation" towards them.< Less
The importance of being Ernest By Oscar Wilde
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A Room with a View By E. M. Forster
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A Room with a View follows Lucy Honeychurch, a young lady living within the constraining society of Edwardian England. First published in 1908, this novel acts both as an inspiring romance and drama... More > as well as a sharp critique of the social mores cultivated during the Edwardian era. The story itself commences in the Italian city of Florence, where the differences in environment and culture leave a lasting impression upon the young Lucy, despite the presence of her obtrusive elder cousin Charlotte. Lucy later encounters George, a sensitive young man who instinctively acts to awaken Lucy to break free of her stifling social situation and savour a different culture and life. George is deeply contrasted with Lucy's other suitor, the proper and courteous Cecil, who in many ways personifies the stifling Edwardian society in which much of the novel takes place.< Less
The Lookout Post By Paul Quant
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Insights into the world behind a collection of Victorian and Edwardian snapshots.
AOE Roll of Honour 1914-19 Final 6-11-16 By Glyn Brazell
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A record of the 123 Aston Old Edwardians who died in World War 1 with details of each persons life, service history and place of death/burial
Beneath an English Sun By Robbin Hayes
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Partially inspired by the life of Rupert Brooke, Beneath an English Sun tells the story of Russell Avery, the Byronic poet and toast of Edwardian society, from his earliest days as a sickly child in... More > the New Forest to the horrors he endured as a soldier in the Great War. Running parallel with Russell’s story is that of Louise Everton, Russell’s childhood sweetheart. Tempestuous, spoiled and sexually adventurous, Louise undergoes her own journey of discovery. But there are other women in Russell’s life, such as Constance Hayward, the American actress; and lurking in the shadows, Russell’s possessive sister Isabel, who would stop at nothing, not even murder, to make sure she had him all to herself.< Less

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