Author: Anya Seton
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 144470916X
Size: 49.75 MB
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'A great adventure, powerfully told' (Philippa Gregory) A sumptuous tale of passion and danger in the medieval court, Anya Seton's Katherine is an all-time classic. Katherine comes to the court of Edward III at the age of fifteen. The naïve convent-educated orphan of a penniless knight is dazzled by the jousts and the entertainments of court. Nevertheless, Katherine is beautiful, and she turns the head of the King's favourite son, John of Gaunt. But he is married, and she is soon to be betrothed. A few years later their paths cross again and this time their passion for each other cannot be denied or suppressed. Katherine becomes the prince's mistress, and discovers an extraordinary world of power, pleasure and passion.

Devil Water

Author: Anya Seton
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444788213
Size: 15.21 MB
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A wonderfully captivating historical romance from the author of the bestselling classic Katherine. 'To read Seton is to enter into another time with such conviction that it seems as real as the present' (Philippa Gregory) Set during the Jacobite Risings of 1715 and 1745, this is the story of Charles Radcliffe, a brave and devoted follower of the exiled Stuart royal family, and of Jenny, his beloved daughter from a secret marriage. As Charles strives to regain the English throne for his deposed king, Jenny struggles to leave the conflicts of the Old World behind in her search for freedom and happiness in the American colonies. From rural Northumbria to the bustle of 18th century London and colonial Virginia, Seton brings history to life to create a fiercely beautiful novel of loyalty, passion, courage and tragedy. ANYA SETON (1904 -1990) was the author of 10 bestselling historical novels: Dragonwyk, My Theodosia, The Turquoise, The Hearth & Eagle, Foxfire, Katherine, Avalon, The Winthrop Woman, Devil Water and Green Darkness

The Rebel Bride

Author: Catherine Coulter
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101210611
Size: 23.68 MB
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Revisit a classic-Catherine Coulter's second novel. The #1 New York Times bestselling author has transformed her second novel from a Regency to full-fledged historical romance. Katherine Brandon is a hoyden who bewitches a powerful, sophisticated nobleman, but can't hide her terrifying secret from him...

Nine Miles North

Author: Katherine Ann Meyer
Publisher: Epigraph Publishing
ISBN: 9781948796217
Size: 26.29 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Set against the backdrop of the American Revolution, Nine Miles North tells the story of Patriot soldier and spy Ethan Shaye, who carries out a series of daring missions, slipping behind enemy lines to secure vital information for the Continental Army. His courage and resourcefulness have earned him the trust and respect of General Washington himself, who entrusts Ethan with a crucial mission, one that may well turn the tide of the entire war. But Ethan's boldness and fierce allegiance to his cause are rivaled by another passion -- his love for the daughter of a Loyalist. In a captivating tale of adventure, danger, and romance, Nine Miles North relates a compelling historical fiction narrative, rich with emotional depth and conveyed in a literary style that is authentically reflective of the period it portrays.

Romance Fiction

Author: Kristin Ramsdell
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 159158177X
Size: 29.15 MB
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Presents a comprehensive guide for librarians and readers' advisors, provides a brief history of the romance novel, and offers reading lists and subgenre definitions.

Bad Girls And Transgressive Women In Popular Television Fiction And Film

Author: Julie A. Chappell
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319472593
Size: 40.16 MB
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This collection of essays focuses on the representations of a variety of “bad girls”—women who challenge, refuse, or transgress the patriarchal limits intended to circumscribe them—in television, popular fiction, and mainstream film from the mid-twentieth century to the present. Perhaps not surprisingly, the initial introduction of women into Western cultural narrative coincides with the introduction of transgressive women. From the beginning, for good or ill, women have been depicted as insubordinate. Today’s popular manifestations include such widely known figures as Lisbeth Salander (the “girl with the dragon tattoo”), The Walking Dead’s Michonne, and the queen bees of teen television series. While the existence and prominence of transgressive women has continued uninterrupted, however, attitudes towards them have varied considerably. It is those attitudes that are explored in this collection. At the same time, these essays place feminist/postfeminist analysis in a larger context, entering into ongoing debates about power, equality, sexuality, and gender.

Mr B Speaks

Author: Katherine Woodbury
Publisher: Peaks Island Press
ISBN: 1458058263
Size: 62.57 MB
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Bodily yanked out of Samuel Richardson's Pamela, the novel's hero, Mr. B, must defend himself before a panel of skeptical literary scholars and unfriendly critics. The redeemed rake of the first true English romance, Mr. B struggles to justify his provocative behavior. Will love conquer all in the 21st century as it did in the 18th? In a world where characters from novels can be tried in real courts for their literary crimes, Mr. B, the famously redeemed rake of Pamela (the English language's first true romance novel), must defend himself before a panel of skeptical literary scholars. Can he redeem his good name and win back his wife?

The Black Duke S Prize

Author: Suzanne Enoch
Publisher: NYLA
ISBN: 1617508586
Size: 57.36 MB
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A Classic Regency Romance from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Suzanne Enoch... Sent to London by her untrustworthy uncle, the beautiful and feisty Katherine Ralston arrives for the Season in utter despair. Not only is she caught up in the mad whirl of ballgowns and galas, she must also make certain that her disreputable uncle doesn’t sell her family estate in her absence. Katherine Ralston, a country girl at heart, sees the Season in London as something she must endure. Nicholas Varnon, known as the Black Duke for his rakish and irresistible charms, sees the season as a chance to repair his rakish reputation. Yet, he seems to be taking quite an interest in the spirited Katherine. Suspicious of trickery, Katherine is determined to ignore the sinfully sexy charms of...the Black Duke. Little does she know, she may have just met her white knight in shining armor...

Genrefied Classics

Author: Tina Frolund
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
ISBN: 9781591581727
Size: 59.87 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Re-discover the classics--and use the genre approach to promote classic literature to readers.