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Desires Of A Perfect Lady

Author : Victoria Alexander
ISBN : 9780061987007
Genre : Fiction
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“For love and laughter it doesn’t get any better than Victoria Alexander.” —Christina Dodd Star-crossed lovers get a second chance in Desires of a Perfect Lady—the second installment in #1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander’s series in which three brothers embark upon a quest for adventure that leads each to the greatest treasure of all: love. Publishers Weekly raves, “Skillfully paced to deliver readers breathlessly to the finish line…historical romance at its most entertaining.” Desires of a Perfect Lady is prime Alexander—brimming with the trademark passion, wit, and invention that has inspired bestselling author Stephanie Laurens to proclaim, “Victoria Alexander delivers on all counts.”
Category: Fiction

Romance Fiction

Author : Kristin Ramsdell
ISBN : 9781591581772
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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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.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Less Than Perfect Lady

Author : Elizabeth Beacon
ISBN : 9781426824319
Genre : Fiction
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At seventeen, Miranda Braxton shocked the world by eloping with her brother's tutor. Now a wiser and widowed lady, she returns to Carnwood—and finds herself engaged in a battle of wits with the new earl. Kit Alstone, Earl of Carnwood, grew up on the streets. His gentlemanly demeanor conceals an adventurer's heart. Miranda's bravery and beauty would tempt a saint—and Kit is far from that. Soon Kit begins to wonder if a scandalous lord might ask for nothing better than a less than perfect countess!
Category: Fiction

The Salt Of My Desire

Author : Joan Schrauwen
ISBN : 9781477142660
Genre : Fiction
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This Ms. is written in the romantic adventure genre, with the various love affairs of the characters taking place against the 1960S backdrop of South West Africa and Angola, when it declared its independence from Portugal, becoming the Peoples Republic of Angola in November 1975. The characters include: * Nord, the only son of the farming Nordman family. His actual mother is a Nama girl, of Dutch and Khoi-Khoi descent. He is brought up by the farmers Dutch wife, Grietje, as her own son. * Emilie, the daughter of the wealthy neighbouring farmer, Antonin, and his wife, Gina. Emilie is born when Nord is 12 years of age (and like a member of their family). Emilies mother dies after a snake- bite on the farm when Emilie is 6 years old. * Shaba is a young African boy who loses his family in a village massacre in Zaire. He flees with his grandfather, the only surviving family of the ruling chief, and they disappear into the highlands of neighbouring Angola. A lonely child, his grandfather looks after him, but only with a sense of duty. He finds consolation with a herd of the royal black sable, following them in the forests until he is 10 years of age, when he accompanies his grandfather, recruited by Antonin to work for him on the farm in South West Africa. When Emilie learns to walk, the 15 year-old Shaba becomes her guardian. * Ki is the Bushman who is sent to the Nordman farm when he loses his right hand in a trap. He adopts the young boy as his spiritual son, and teaches him to live in the bush. Nord adopts his values and his expertise, which stands him in good stead when he becomes a reconnaissance scout for the South West African police force on the border of South West and Angola in the 1960s and 70s. The Bushman is always in the background, and an integral part of the novel.
Category: Fiction

When Ladies Go A Thieving

Author : Elaine S. Abelson
ISBN : 9780195361186
Genre : History
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This book focuses on middle-class urban women as participants in new forms of consumer culture. Within the special world of the department store, women found themselves challenged to resist the enticements of consumption. Many succumbed, buying both what they needed and what they desired, but also stealing what seemed so readily available. Pitted against these middle-class women were the management, detectives, and clerks of the department stores. Abelson argues that in the interest of concealing this darker side of consumerism, women of the middle class, but not those of the working class, were allowed to shoplift and plead incapacitating illness--kleptomania. The invention of kleptomania by psychiatrists and the adoption of this ideology of feminine weakness by retailers, newspapers, the general public, the accused women themselves, and even the courts reveals the way in which a gender analysis allowed proponents of consumer capitalism to mask its contradictions.
Category: History

Lady Of Desire

Author : Gaelen Foley
ISBN : 0345494113
Genre : Fiction
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With the smashing success of Lord of Fire and Lord of Ice, Gaelen Foley has confirmed her place as one of historical romance’s hottest talents. Now with Lady of Desire, a sizzling tale in which a fiery young temptress tames the king of thieves, she delivers her most enthralling–and smoldering–novel yet. . . . Impetuous Lady Jacinda Knight is the daughter of a scandalous woman. Though society predicts she’ll follow in her mother’s footsteps, the spirited beauty stands unashamed of her passionate nature. Then one night, in flight from a safe but loveless marriage arranged by her strict older brother, Jacinda finds herself alone on a dark and dangerous street face-to-face with Billy Blade, the notorious leader of a band of thieves. His stolen kisses awaken in her a longing for a man she can never possess. A handsome scoundrel running from a secret past, Billy Blade has never met a woman like Jacinda–her fiery innocence and blossoming sensuality set his rebel’s heart ablaze. Having turned his back on the privilege and power of his tyrannical father’s house years before, he vows to return to his rightful place and reclaim his title, Earl of Rackford–to win the love of the ravishing beauty who has stolen his heart . . .
Category: Fiction

How To Be The Perfect Gentleman

Author : Ralph Bergengren
ISBN : 9781775562399
Genre : Self-Help
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Despite the fact that it was originally published in 1919, this etiquette book for men is decidedly un-stuffy. In a series of short essays, author Ralph Bergengren serves up heartfelt -- and often hilarious -- advice on how gentlemen should comport themselves in matters pertaining to dress, social interactions, and even in bed. Whether you're looking for a laugh or for a helpful tip or two, this guide to refined living is a must-read.
Category: Self-Help

The Lady Of The Manor

Author : Mrs. Sherwood (Mary Martha)
ISBN : HARVARD:32044011481637
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Ovid S Myth Of Pygmalion On Screen

Author : Paula James
ISBN : 9781441146779
Genre : History
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Why has the myth of Pygmalion and his ivory statue proved so inspirational for writers, artists, philosophers, scientists, and directors and creators of films and television series? The 'authorised' version of the story appears in the epic poem of transformations, Metamorphoses, by the first-century CE Latin poet Ovid; in which the bard Orpheus narrates the legend of the sculptor king of Cyprus whose beautiful carved woman was brought to life by the goddess Venus. Focusing on screen storylines with a Pygmalion subtext, from silent cinema to Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Lars and the Real Girl, this book looks at why and how the made-over or manufactured woman has survived through the centuries and what we can learn about this problematic model of 'perfection' from the perspective of the past and the present. Given the myriad representations of Ovid's myth, can we really make a modern text a tool of interpretation for an ancient poem? This book answers with a resounding 'yes' and explains why it is so important to give antiquity back its future.
Category: History