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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.
Sophia: A Romance By Various
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Stanley John Weyman (7 August 1855 - 10 April 1928) was an... More > English novelist sometimes referred to as the "Prince of Romance".Weyman (pronounced "why-man") was born at Ludlow, Shropshire. The second son of a solicitor, he was educated at Shrewsbury School, and at Christ Church, Oxford. He took his degree in modern history in 1877, and was called to the bar at the Inner Temple in 1881, joining the Oxford circuit.He practised as a barrister for eight years until, in 1889, he wrote his first novel entitled The House of the Wolf. This was followed over the following two decades by the novels which were to make his reputation, among them historical romances set amidst the turmoil of 16th and 17th century France. Excerpt from:< Less
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.