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Tales of a Viscount (Heirs of High Society) (A Regency Romance Bo...
by Eleanor Meyers

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English

Pages

522

Publication Date

May 14, 2018

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<i><b> Lady Rachel Lush has spent her Seasons as a wallflower. </b></i><div><b><i></i></b></div><div><i>.</i><div><b><i></i></b></div><div>After a tragedy leaves her brokenhearted, she sets a course for Spinsterhood.<br /><i>Being alone means no one can hurt you. </i></div><div><i></i></div><div><i>.</i></div><div><i></i></div><div>But her mind begins to change when a man from her past returns... A soldier who can protect her.<br /><br />Reuben Smith... or rather Lord Eastridge... may have earned his title while fighting for England, but at night, when he removes his mask, she sees the man beneath.<br /><br /><i><b>A bastard and former footman turned viscount. </b></i></div><div><i><b></b></i>Very few are able to ignore his common blood.<br /><br /><b>However, Lady Rachel sees his soul. </b></div><div><b></b></div><div>.</div><div><b></b></div><div>She alone understands the pauper and the prince are one man.<br />And while he tries to distance himself at balls, the dangerous dark streets of London will force them together.<br /><i>Protecting Rachel is something he knows he can do, but denying his growing feelings becomes</i> <i>just as tiring as pretending to fit into civilized Society.</i><br /><br />In the end, will Rachel be able to turn her pauper into a prince?<br />Or will Society force them to be forever apart?<br /><br />Page Count: around <b>450 pages</b></div></div>
Harm's Way
by James Bassett

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English

Pages

483

Publication Date

January 07, 2018

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<b>“<em>I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to go in harm’s way.</em>” John Paul Jones, USN.</b><br /><br />The year is 1941.<br /><br />The Japanese have struck a mighty blow against America at Pearl Harbor.<br /><br />In its aftermath America has begun its struggle with Japan for control of the Pacific Ocean.<br /><br />Captain Rockwell Torrey, USN, commanding officer of the heavy cruiser <em>Old Swayback</em>, is sent out on a search-and-destroy mission against their foes.<br /><br />This is no simple mission as Japanese submarines lurk in the murky depths and threaten to destroy Torrey’s task force at every opportunity.<br /><br /><em>Harm’s Way</em> is a thrilling novel of naval fortitude and survival in the combat for the Pacific Ocean. It culminates in a brilliant sea battle off the coast of the strategic island of Levu-Vana where the fate of the Pacific conflict hangs in the balance.<br /><br />“In both, smaller and larger, Torrey must battle not only with the Japanese but also with his nominal superior who has political friends. The best part of the book, by far, is the climatic naval battle where the American task force is faced with appalling, and in some instances, suicidal odds. Here the book can be described as truly exciting.” <em>Kirkus Reviews</em><br /><br />James Bassett’s novel <em>Harm’s Way</em> was made into a film in 1965 that was produced and directed by Otto Preminger. It starred John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and Henry Fonda.<br /><br />During World War II, James Bassett was a staff officer intimately associated with the late Fleet Admiral William F. Halsey, and handled his press relations from the Guadalcanal campaign to the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay. Although he won the Bronze Star with combat clasp, he is proudest of this inscription on a photograph of the famed “Wild Bull”: “To Jim Bassett, tried wartime comrade, shipmate and friend.” <em>Harm’s Way</em> drew greatly upon his wartime experiences and was published in 1962. Bassett retired October 1977 after serving 43 years on the staffs of the <em>Los Angeles Times</em> and <em>The Mirror</em>. He died in 1978.<br /><br /><br />
Natalia’s Secret Spinster’s Society (The Spinster’s Society...
by Charlotte Stone

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English

Pages

700

Publication Date

April 23, 2018

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<i> Natalia Hext-- or rather Leah Wells-- has a secret that the Men of Nashwood would kill for. </i><br /><br /><i><b>Circumstances have forced her to keep her true identity hidden. </b></i><div><i><b></b></i>It is unfortunate that the boy she once knew, now a very handsome man, is eager to expose her secrets in the most cruel and sensual of ways.<br /><br />William Tift knows there's more to the eye than what the cryptic Mrs. Wells presents to the world.<br /><i>Something about Leah is not quite right. </i></div><div><i></i>He'll find out what it is, never mind that he feels a familiarity with her.<br />The point is, she knows too much and William will do what he must to keep her quiet.<br /><br /><b>But Leah won't go down easily. </b></div><div><b></b></div><div>.</div><div></div><div><i>When with each encounter, the sexual tension becomes harder to ignore. </i></div><div><i></i></div><div><i>.<br /><b>... as do their hidden feelings. </b></i></div><div><i><b></b></i></div><div><i>.</i></div><div><b><i></i></b></div><div>What will happen when Leah's true identity is revealed?<br />And when secrets come to light, will love stand strong or fall under its weight?</div>
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (37 plays, 160 sonnets ...
by William Shakespeare

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English

Pages

93

Publication Date

September 09, 2016

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This collection gathers together the works by William Shakespeare in a single, convenient, high quality, and extremely low priced Kindle volume!<br /><br /><u><b>The Comedies</b></u><br /><i>A Midsummer Night's Dream<br />All's Well That Ends Well<br />As You Like It<br />Love’s Labour ’s Lost<br />Measure for Measure<br />Much Ado About Nothing<br />The Comedy of Errors<br />The Merchant of Venice<br />The Merry Wives of Windsor<br />The Taming of the Shrew<br />The Two Gentlemen of Verona<br />Twelfth Night; or, What you will</i><br /><br /><u><b>The Romances</b></u><br /><i>Cymbeline<br />Pericles, Prince of Tyre<br />The Tempest<br />The Winter's Tale</i><br /><br /><b><u>The Tragedies</u></b><br /><i>King Lear<br />Romeo and Juliet<br />The History of Troilus and Cressida<br />The Life and Death of Julius Caesar<br />The Life of Timon of Athens<br />The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra<br />The Tragedy of Coriolanus<br />The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark<br />The Tragedy of Macbeth<br />The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice<br />Titus Andronicus</i><br /><br /><b><u>The Histories</u></b><br /><i>The Life and Death of King John<br />The Life and Death of King Richard the Second<br />The Tragedy of King Richard the Third<br />The first part of King Henry the Fourth<br />The second part of King Henry the Fourth<br />The Life of King Henry V<br />The first part of King Henry the Sixth<br />The second part of King Henry the Sixth<br />The third part of King Henry the Sixth<br />The Life of King Henry the Eighth</i><br /><br /><u><b>The Poetical Works</b></u><br /><i>The Sonnets<br />Sonnets to Sundry Notes of Music<br />A Lover's Complaint<br />The Rape of Lucrece<br />Venus and Adonis<br />The Phoenix and the Turtle<br />The Passionate Pilgrim</i>
What Margaret Knows (Beau Monde of Bath) (A Regency Romance Book)
by Mirella Tinley

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English

Pages

415

Publication Date

June 06, 2018

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<i>A sharp mind, a fearless heart, a charitable spirit to help the urchins of the city.</i><br /><b>That's what makes Lady Margaret Waverley a familiar face at the constabulary of Bath.</b> <br /><br />Her inquisitive mind and powers of deduction have helped her local constabulary unravel crooked cases of misdeed and wrongdoing.<br /><br />But like many young lady, Margaret still heads out for her first ever season. And enjoys a romantic encounter with him.<br /><br />Edmund Faversham.<br />He is heir to the Earl of Doxford.<br /><i>He will do anything to get what he wants, including Margaret.</i> <br /><b>He is... no stranger to the dark.</b> <br /><br />When curiosity about a constabulary case got the better of Margaret, she sneaks out one night and witnesses a sight that shakes her to the core.<br /><br /><b>A shocking secret.</b> A dangerous truth surrounding more than just Margaret and Edmund.<br /><br />Now Edmund has a newfound love to protect. Can he shake off his moonlight cloak, and find a way into Margaret's heart?<br /><br />Can a determined Margaret seek a solution to the ugly truth, and fall for the man beneath the masquerade?<br /><br /><b>How will Margaret and Edmund rise above the darkness to reach their love?</b> <br /><br /><i><b>A regency romance story of approximately 65,000 words. No cheating, no cliffhangers, and a heart-warming happily ever after.</b></i>
H. P. Lovecraft: The Complete Collection
by H. P. Lovecraft

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English

Pages

1355

Publication Date

February 22, 2018

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This ebook contains H. P. Lovecraft's complete collection.<br /><br />This edition has been professionally formatted and contains several tables of contents. The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work.
In Search of Lost Time [volumes 1 to 7]
by Marcel Proust

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English

Pages

1868

Publication Date

March 15, 2017

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"‘In Search of Lost Time’ is widely recognized as the major novel of the twentieth century." —Harold Bloom<br />"At once the last great classic of French epic prose tradition and the towering precursor of the 'nouveau roman’." —Bengt Holmqvist<br />"Proust so titillates my own desire for expression that I can hardly set out the sentence. Oh if I could write like that!" —Virginia Woolf<br />"The greatest fiction to date." —W. Somerset Maugham<br />"Proust is the greatest novelist of the 20th century." —Graham Greene<br /><br />On the surface a traditional "Bildungsroman" describing the narrator’s journey of self-discovery, this huge and complex book is also a panoramic and richly comic portrait of France in the author’s lifetime, and a profound meditation on the nature of art, love, time, memory and death. But for most readers it is the characters of the novel who loom the largest: Swann and Odette, Monsieur de Charlus, Morel, the Duchesse de Guermantes, Françoise, Saint-Loup and so many others — Giants, as the author calls them, immersed in Time.<br />"In Search of Lost Time" is a novel in seven volumes. The novel began to take shape in 1909. Proust continued to work on it until his final illness in the autumn of 1922 forced him to break off. Proust established the structure early on, but even after volumes were initially finished he kept adding new material, and edited one volume after another for publication. The last three of the seven volumes contain oversights and fragmentary or unpolished passages as they existed in draft form at the death of the author; the publication of these parts was overseen by his brother Robert.
The Complete Poems of Walt Whitman
by Walt Whitman

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English

Pages

512

Publication Date

January 01, 2015

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With the first publication of "Leaves of Grass" in 1855, Walt Whitman was solidified as an American poet of undeniable importance. The poems contained in that slim volume candidly spoke of politics, slavery, sexuality, consciousness, and the spiritual world. His content was as radical as his form; he utilized free verse unlike anyone before, creating a poetic tongue that was unique and personal yet universal and cosmic. Born in New York in 1819, Whitman came to represent the spirit of an American poet. Influenced heavily by early 19th century Transcendentalism, Whitman befriended Ralph Waldo Emerson who would help shape his literary voice and vision. This volume contains the complete poetic works of Walt Whitman. Through his poems 'Song of Myself', 'Sleepers', 'To A Stranger', 'The Sleepers', and 'I Sing the Body Electric' we see a poet of great range and endless influence, one who is a "poet of democracy". Whitman's legacy is strong, influencing the beat movement, and countless poets of today. His verse is as layered and textured as the American soil he wrote on, becoming an essential part of America's cultural heritage. This edition of his complete poems is sure to satisfy the curious reader as well as the scholar. Whitman's poems are as vital and resonant today as ever, proving to be timeless and permanent fixtures of literary history.
Heart of Darkness ( Best Navigation, Free AudioBook ) (AtoZ Class...
by Joseph Conrad

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English

Pages

105

Publication Date

June 14, 2018

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With A to Z Classics, discover or rediscover all the classics of literature.<br /><br />Contains Active Table of Contents (HTML) and ​in the end of book include a bonus link to the free audiobook.<br />Heart of Darkness is a novella written by Polish-born writer Joseph Conrad (born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski). Before its 1902 publication, it appeared as a three-part series (1899) in Blackwood's Magazine. It is widely regarded as a significant work of English literature and part of the Western canon.<br />This highly symbolic story is actually a story within a story, or frame narrative. It follows Marlow as he recounts, from dusk through to late night, his adventure into the Congo to a group of men aboard a ship anchored in the Thames Estuary.<br />The story details an incident when Marlow, an Englishman, took a foreign assignment as a ferry-boat captain, employed by a Belgian trading company. Although the river is never specifically named, readers may assume it is the Congo River, in the Congo Free State, a private colony of King Leopold II. Marlow is employed to transport ivory downriver; however, his more pressing assignment is to return Kurtz, another ivory trader, to civilization in a cover up. Kurtz has a reputation throughout the region.
The Prince (Annotated)
by Niccolò Machiavelli

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English

Pages

129

Publication Date

July 26, 2017

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The Prince is a 16th-century political treatise, by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli. <br /><br />The Prince is sometimes claimed to be one of the first works of modern philosophy, especially modern political philosophy, in which the effective truth is taken to be more important than any abstract ideal. It was also in direct conflict with the dominant Catholic and scholastic doctrines of the time concerning politics and ethics.

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