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War and Peace
by Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy

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English

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April 22, 2017

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War and Peace is a novel by Leo Tolstoy, first published from 1865 to 1869 in Russkii Vestnik, which tells the story of Russian society during the Napoleonic Era. It is usually described as one of Tolstoy's two major masterpieces (the other being Anna Karenina) as well as one of the world's greatest novels.<br /><br />War and Peace offered a new kind of fiction, with a great many characters caught up in a plot that covered nothing less than the grand subjects indicated by the title, combined with the equally large topics of youth, marriage, age, and death. Though it is often called a novel today, it broke so many conventions of the form that it was not considered a novel in its time. Indeed, Tolstoy himself considered Anna Karenina (1878) to be his first attempt at a novel in the European sense.
And From Longbourn, A Wedding Comes
by Margaret Lynette Sharp

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English

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April 22, 2017

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As her wedding day approaches, Mary's family and friends gather together to celebrate the happy event. Will events proceed as smoothly as she hopes? Will Lady Catherine de Bourgh spoil the day? Is love in the air for someone else?
Courtship and Matrimony: A Pride and Prejudice Variations Collect...
by P. O. Dixon

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English

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April 23, 2017

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<h3>❝Be it fascination or be it infatuation, be it love or be it lust, or better yet, be it the best combination of all those things, Elizabeth was certain she never wished to be parted from Mr. Darcy.❞</h3><br /><h4>A Limited Edition Collection!</h4><br /><b>Book One: Pride and Sensuality</b><br /><br />With his mind agreeably engaged on the pleasures that await him once he and his dearest, loveliest Elizabeth are man and wife, Darcy's patience wanes, and he begins to wonder if he will ever find time alone with his betrothed. What happens when Darcy's fondest wish unfolds?<br /><br /><b>Book Two: Dearest Elizabeth</b><br /><br />The Darcys are happily married, and it's time for Elizabeth to take her place among Derbyshire society. Will the Bennets' arrival at Pemberley usher in a period of discontent for the newlyweds? <br /><br /><br /><b>Book Three: Loveliest Elizabeth</b><br /><br />Mr. and Mrs. Darcy return to Pemberley after a Season in town as happy as ever. But what of their new acquaintance? What manner of mischief ensues when a cousin whom Darcy theretofore never knew existed comes to Derbyshire intent on securing his place in the family?<br /><br />
Longbourn: Dragon Entail: A Pride and Prejudice Variation (Jane A...
by Maria Grace

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English

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April 21, 2017

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Darcy thought his problems were over when Pemberley hatched and successfully imprinted on humans. But baby dragons prove far more difficult than any dragon lore prepared him for. Only Elizabeth Bennet's notes offer him any help. When his imperious Aunt Catherine takes matters into her own hands, things take a turn for the worse and Pemberley’s life hangs in the balance. He desperately needs more of Elizabeth’s help, but she ignores all of his requests.<br /><br />Elizabeth, though, has problems of her own. After the Bennet family dragon sent Pemberley away, life at Longbourn was supposed to return to normal and Elizabeth get on with the all-important business of marrying the heir to her father’s estate. Except that he is the last man in the world whom she could ever be prevailed on to marry—a bumbling, addle-pated dragon-hater who demands she gives up the dragons she lives for.<br /><br />Can she, with the help of her dragon friends, find her way back to Pemberley before they both suffer their fate from the Dragon Entail?<br /><br />Jane Austen meets Anne McCaffrey's Dragon Riders of Pern. A Must read for Pern fans.
An Unchained Love
by Teresa Ives Lilly

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English

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April 22, 2017

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When Texas Hill Country Ranch Owner, Dustin, stops at a farm house to get his horse shod, the last thing he expects to find is a young woman chained in the kitchen, forced to cook for her uncle. And when he offers to hire her as a cook, and take her home with him, Dustin doesn’t realize that the young woman will not fill his stomach but will soon fill his heart as well. But will Charlie be able to escape her past? Teresa loves to see positive reviews
The Missing Groom
by Linda Baten Johnson

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English

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74

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April 21, 2017

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Eager to leave the past behind and begin a new life in America, Inga Sorensen journeys from Norway to South Dakota with a packet of love letters and a promise of wedding bells. But when she arrives in Pierre, her dreams of a home and a loving husband are dashed. Instead of the groom she expects, she meets Tom Mitchell. <br /><br />Tom has problems of his own, and he doesn’t need a headstrong woman added to them. In addition to the delivery of spoiled wheat seed, his sister marrying and leaving him to manage the family homestead, he’s burdened with the self-imposed vow of caring for his neighbor’s property. Still, his conscience demands Tom offer Inga his Christian compassion. <br /><br />How far should his moral commitment go? <br /><br />Is he obliged to help Inga find a replacement groom missing for her happily ever after? <br />
The Prince: By Nicolo Machiavelli (Phoenix Classics)
by , Phoenix Classics

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English

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April 23, 2017

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Il Principe (The Prince) is a political treatise by the Florentine public servant and political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli. Originally called De Principatibus (About Principalities), it was written in 1513, but not published until 1532, five years after Machiavelli's death. The treatise is not representative of the work published during his lifetime, but it is the most remembered, and the work responsible for bringing "Machiavellian" into wide usage as a pejorative term. It has also been suggested by some critics that the piece is, in fact, a satire.
The Pioneers
by James Fenimore Cooper

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English

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April 24, 2017

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The Pioneers: The Sources of the Susquehanna; a Descriptive Tale is a historical novel, the first published of the Leatherstocking Tales, a series of five novels by American writer James Fenimore Cooper. While The Pioneers was published in 1823, before any of the other Leatherstocking Tales, the period of time it covers makes it the fourth chronologically.<br /><br />The story takes place on the rapidly advancing frontier of New York State and features a middle-aged Leatherstocking (Natty Bumppo), Judge Marmaduke Temple of Templeton, whose life parallels that of the author's father Judge William Cooper, and Elizabeth Temple (the author's sister Susan Cooper), of Cooperstown. The story begins with an argument between the Judge and the Leatherstocking over who killed a buck, and as Cooper reviews many of the changes to New York's Lake Otsego, questions of environmental stewardship, conservation, and use prevail. The plot develops as the Leatherstocking and Chingachgook begin to compete with the Temples for the loyalties of a mysterious young visitor, "Oliver Edwards," the "young hunter," who eventually marries Elizabeth. Chingachgook dies, exemplifying the vexed figure of the "dying Indian," and Natty vanishes into the sunset. For all its strange twists and turns, 'The Pioneers' may be considered one of the first ecological novels in the United States.
El Dorado
by Baroness Emma Orczy

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English

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April 24, 2017

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Eldorado, by Baroness Orczy is a sequel book to the classic adventure tale, The Scarlet Pimpernel. It was first published in 1913. The novel is notable in that it is the partial basis for most of the film treatments of the original book.<br /><br />A French language version, translated and adapted by Charlotte and Marie-Louise Desroyses, was also produced under the title La Capture du Mouron Rouge.<br /><br />As well as containing all the main characters from the first book, Eldorado introduces several new characters and features the Baron de Batz, who also turns up in Sir Percy Leads the Band and The Way of the Scarlet Pimpernel (Baron Jean de Batz is a genuine historical figure).<br /><br />It is 1794 and Paris, "despite the horrors that had stained her walls - has remained a city of pleasure, and the knife of the guillotine did scarce descend more often than did the drop-scenes on the stage."<br /><br />The plot begins when Sir Percy reluctantly agrees to take Armand St. Just with him to France as part of a plan to rescue the young Dauphin.
L'Imperatrice (Italian Edition)
by Michele Solfrini

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Italian

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April 24, 2017

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Parigi, Ottobre 1846. La giovane e ricchissima Marianne Léclerc compie il suo debutto in società, con aspettative molto ambiziose.<br />Nel Gennaio 1847, il padre, banchiere che ha fatto fortuna durante l’epoca napoleonica, riceve la visita di tre ospiti che lo invitano a sostenere il bonapartismo. Uno dei tre, a lui sconosciuto, si rivela essere il principe Luigi Napoleone, fuggito dal carcere di Ham e celato dal nome di conte di Areneberg.<br />Il Léclerc, idealmente convinto che solo un’azione di forza possa avere successo per cambiare le sorti del regno, accoglie tiepidamente la proposta “politica” del principe.<br />L’indomani la figlia incontra per caso il conte. Arenenberg, di cui ignora la vera identità, la conquista col suo carisma e l’ardore politico. Egli, dopo aver scoperto, durante la conversazione, di aver davanti la figlia del ricco banchiere, la spinge a sostenere i suoi progetti presso il padre.<br />La giovane si risolve a confidarsi col genitore, turbato da questo ambiguo incontro fortuito. <br />Dopo alcuni tentennamenti viene convinto ad appoggiare il partito bonapartista.<br />Marianne, pur non potendo partecipare in prima persona, si tiene informata e si considera investita di una missione per il bene del paese e un po’anche del proprio. <br />Febbraio 1848. A Parigi scoppia la rivoluzione che infiamma l’intera Europa. Il re Luigi Filippo è costretto alla fuga. Luigi Napoleone Bonaparte ritorna legalmente in Francia. Riesce ad entrare nell’Assemblea nazionale e, nel Dicembre dello stesso anno, viene eletto Presidente della Repubblica francese iniziando una rapida carriera che lo porterà al trono imperiale.<br />I suoi successi corrispondono a quelli della giovane Léclerc che si lascia conquistare da quelle che sembrano le avvisaglie di un futuro glorioso…<br />

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