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The Charterhouse of Parma

The Charterhouse of Parma tells the story of the young Italian nobleman Fabrice del Dongo and his adventures from his birth in 1798 to his death in 1829 (?). Fabrice’s early years are spent in his family’s castle on Lake Como, while most of the novel is set in a fictionalized Parma (both in modern-day […]


Genre: Fiction, Romance

Rupert of Hentzau

Rupert of Hentzau is a sequel by Anthony Hope to The Prisoner of Zenda, written in 1895, but not published until 1898. Queen Flavia, dutifully but unhappily married to her cousin Rudolf V, writes to her true love Rudolf Rassendyll. The letter is carried by von Tarlenheim to be delivered by hand, but it is […]


Genre: Action & Adventure, Fiction, Romance, Thrillers

Ann Veronica

Dealing with political issues of the time the novel was written and concentrating specifically on feminist issues, through the course this novel the heroine matures from an innocent and naïve girl to a representative of the New Woman. Genre: Fiction, Romance


Genre: Fiction, Romance

Mathilda

Narrating from her deathbed, Matilda tells the story of her unnamed father’s confession of incestuous love for her, followed by his suicide by drowning; her relationship with a gifted young poet called Woodville fails to reverse Matilda’s emotional withdrawal or prevent her lonely death. Genre: Fiction, Romance


Genre: Fiction, Romance

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing is a comedy by William Shakespeare. First published in 1600, it is likely to have been first performed in the autumn or winter of 1598-1599, and it remains one of Shakespeare’s most enduring and exhilarating plays on stage. Stylistically, it shares numerous characteristics with modern romantic comedies including the two pairs […]


Genre: Drama, Fiction, Romance

The Trumpet-Major

Hardy distrusted the application of nineteenth-century empiricism to history because he felt it marginalized important human elements. In The Trumpet Major, the tale of a woman courted by three competing suitors during the Napoleonic wars, he explores the subversive effects of ordinary human desire and conflicting loyalties on systematized versions of history. Genre: Fiction, Historical, […]


Genre: Fiction, Historical, Romance, War & Military