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Poison Mysteries in History, Romance and Crime By C. J. S. Thompson
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POISONS, those silent weapons capable of destroying life mysteriously, secretly and without violence, have ever had a peculiar fascination for mankind. They have played so large a part in history at... More > various periods, in romance as well as in crime, that the subject is one which claims the attention of every student of human nature.< Less
A Poisoned Romance By Dave Thornton
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A 19th century story of deceit, perfidy and illicit love carried out in the rural environs of one of the most scenic areas of Upstate New York.
Family Romance By Kit Caldwell
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Family Romance rips the lid off the seamy side of growing up in Southeast Portland during the baby boom era. A scintilating read.
A Sicilian Romance By Ann Ward Radcliffe
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The plot concerns the turbulent history of the fallen aristocrats of the house of Mazzini, on the northern shore of Sicily, as related by a tourist who becomes intrigued by the stories of a monk he... More > meets in the ruins of their doomed castle. The Mazzini sisters, Emilia and Julia are 'beautiful' young ladies with many talents. Julia quickly falls in love with Hippolitus but to her dismay her father decides that she should marry the Duke de Luovo.< Less
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The Grammar of Romance By Joshua Rudder
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This guide introduces you to the basic grammar of Vulgar Latin and the Romance languages. Compare related languages to understand how nouns, verbs, pronouns, adjectives, words, phrases and sentences... More > work throughout this language family. Challenge yourself to see commonalities among a range of Romance languages and to understand their shared history from Vulgar Latin. View examples from major Romance languages like Portuguese, French and Romanian, as well as many regional languages like Catalan, Sardinian and Romansh. Extra materials include comparative grammar tables with notes, a brief tour of Vulgar Latin grammar, a chapter on the pronunciation of Romance, helpful maps and a glossary of language names. Balanced explanations and examples, a thorough index and a clear table of contents make this the ideal reference guide for students and enthusiasts of the Romance languages.< Less
A Sicilian Romance By Ann Radcliffe
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Ann Radcliff ,was an English author, and pioneer of the gothic novel. Her works were extremely popular, especially with respectably sheltered young women who were starved for something a bit more... More > exciting than needlepoint. Her works included The Sicilian Romance [1790], The Romance of the Forest [1791], The Mysteries of Udolpho [1794], and The Italian [1796] A Sicilian Romance was her second published work, and was first published anonymously in 1790. The plot concerns the fallen nobility of the house of Mazzini, on the northern shore of Sicily, as related by a tourist who learns of their turbulent history from a monk he meets at the ruins of their once-magnificent castle. The Mazzini sisters, Emilia and Julia are 'beautiful' young ladies with many talents. Julia quickly falls in love with the young and handsome Italian count Hippolitus de Vereza, but to her dismay her father decides that she should marry Duke de Luovo instead…< Less
Eternal Romance By Faith Aleksandar
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According to Prospero´s philosophy in "The Tempest", human life is a wakeful dreaming between two periods of endless sleep. During our history, dreams were thought to be of divine... More > origin, messages from the gods and goddesses, deities of all religions were embraced. Dream interpretations were perceived as warnings or prophecies sent for the dreamer´s guidance. In Eternal Romance, author Faith Aleksandar presents a shocking, sad, happy tale of dreams that come true. His book combines helpful advice column and haunting love poems that stir reader’s imagination about a person who had gone through a lot in life and in love while at the same time sees everything in his dream. It tells the story of a boy who is gifted with extrasensory perception while going through a difficult phase in life from his school days until his adulthood. He got his gift since 13 years old and started to have dreams about seeing heartbreaks before it actually happens.< Less
Miriani. The History of King Miri. A Georgian Romance By Unknown
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Miriani, or the history of King Miri, a Georgian tale is a fascinating love story between heroes and heroines of the West and the East.
The Romance of Industry and Invention By Robert Cochrane
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A romantic interest belongs to the rise and progress of most of our industries. Very often this lies in the career of the inventor, who struggled towards the perfection and recognition of his... More > invention against heavy difficulties and discouragements; or it may lie in the interesting processes of manufacture. Every fresh labourer in the field adds some link to the chain of progress, and brings it nearer perfection. Some of the small beginnings have increased in a marvellous way. Such are chronicled under Bessemer and Siemens, who have vastly increased the possibilities of the steel industry; in the sections devoted to Krupp, of Essen; Sir W.G. Armstrong, of the Elswick Works, where 18,000 men are now employed alone in the arsenal; Maxim, of Maxim Gun fame; the rise and progress of the cycle industry; that of the gold and diamond mining industry; and the carrying-trade of the world.< Less