Challenging Dante

Author: Lynne Graham
Publisher: Harlequin / SB Creative
ISBN: 4596253986
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【A story by USA Today bestselling author becomes a comic!】Topsy’s mother owns an escort business, and she once helped her mom out with her business in exchange for information about who her father is. Topsy then went to Italy, where her father lives, to finally meet him, but she can’t tell him who she is quite yet. Her father is in the company of the handsome Dante, whose impression of Topsy is a negative one. And it only gets worse once he learns that she’s registered as an escort. How can she convince him that her only job as an escort involved nothing more than a simple dinner with a client…?

The Italian S Pregnancy Proposal

Author: Maggie Cox
Publisher: Harlequin / SB Creative
ISBN: 4596268320
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Bliss was raised in a poor household and worked in a department store, but one day when a customer named Tatiana faints, she ended up taking care of the woman’s baby. It turned out that Tatiana’s elder brother, Dante, was also staying in the woman’s luxurious apartment. Bliss scolded herself even as she fell for this man from a completely different walk of life. But Dante seemed just as taken with her, and they ended up sharing a night of passion. Unfortunately, she soon had to face cruel reality. The sweet encounter they shared was nothing more than a whim for him!

Reader In Comedy

Author: Magda Romanska
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474247903
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This unique anthology presents a selection of over seventy of the most important historical essays on comedy, ranging from antiquity to the present, divided into historical periods and arranged chronologically. Across its span it traces the development of comic theory, highlighting the relationships between comedy, politics, economics, philosophy, religion, and other arts and genres. Students of literature and theatre will find this collection an invaluable and accessible guide to writing from Plato and Aristotle through to the twenty-first century, in which special attention has been paid to writings since the start of the twentieth century. Reader in Comedy is arranged in five sections, each featuring an introduction providing concise and informed historical and theoretical frameworks for the texts from the period: * Antiquity and the Middle Ages * The Renaissance * Restoration to Romanticism * The Industrial Age * The Twentieth and Early Twenty-First Centuries Among the many authors included are: Plato, Aristotle, Horace, Donatus, Dante Alighieri, Erasmus, Trissino, Sir Thomas Elyot, Thomas Wilson, Sir Philip Sidney, Ben Jonson, Battista Guarini, Molière, William Congreve, John Dryden, Henry Fielding, Samuel Johnson, Oliver Goldsmith, Jean Paul Richter, William Hazlitt, Charles Lamb, Søren Kierkegaard, Charles Baudelaire, Bernard Shaw, Mark Twain, Henri Bergson, Constance Rourke, Northrop Frye, Jacques Derrida, Mikhail Bakhtin, Georges Bataille, Simon Critchley and Michael North. As the selection demonstrates, from Plato and Aristotle to Henri Bergson and Sigmund Freud, comedy has attracted the attention of serious thinkers. Bringing together diverse theories of comedy from across the ages, the Reader reveals that, far from being peripheral, comedy speaks to the most pragmatic aspects of human life.