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Wuthering Heights

by:Brontë, Emily, 1818-1848

Against a background of English moors in the 18th century, the lives of two families become intertwined through marriage, passion, and the dominating force of a man called Heathcliff.

Editions:3023  Date:1460 - 3992  Genre(s):Love stories, Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction

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The scarlet letter

by:Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864

Set in an early New England colony, this novel explores the terrible impact a single, passionate act has on the lives of three members of the community: the defiant Hester Prynne, the fiery, tortured Reverend Dimmesdale, and the obsessed, vengeful Chillingworth.

Editions:2628  Date:1800 - 2019  Genre(s):History, Historical fiction, Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Historical fiction

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Tess of the d'Urbervilles : an authoritative text ; Hardy and the novel ; criticism

by:Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928

A ne'er-do-well exploits his gentle daughter's beauty for social advancement in this masterpiece of tragic fiction. Hardy's 1891 novel defied convention to focus on the rural lower class for a frank treatment of sexuality and religion. Then and now, his sympathetic portrait of a victim of Victorian hypocrisy offers compelling reading.

Editions:1675  Date:1891 - 2019  Genre(s):Pastoral fiction, Didactic fiction, Didactic fiction, Didactic fiction, Pastoral fiction

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The portrait of a lady

by:James, Henry, 1843-1916

When Isabel Archer, a beautiful, spirited American, is brought to Europe by her wealthy aunt Touchett, it is expected that she will soon marry. But Isabel, resolved to enjoy her freedom, does not hesitate to turn down two eligible suitors. Then she finds herself irresistibly drawn to Gilbert Osmond. Charming and cultivated, Osmond sees Isabel as a rich prize waiting to be taken. In this portrait of a 'young woman affronting her destiny.

Editions:1022  Date:1880 - 2018  Genre(s):Love stories, Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Romance fiction, Domestic fiction

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The age of innocence

by:Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937

An elegant portrait of desire and betrayal in Old New York. In the highest circle of New York social life during the 1870's, Newland Archer, a young lawyer, prepares to marry the docile May Welland. Before their engagement is announced, he meets May's cousin, the mysterious, nonconformist Countess Ellen Olenska, who has returned to New York after a long absence.

Editions:872  Date:1900 - 2019  Genre(s):Love stories, Romance fiction, Romance fiction, Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction

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Far from the madding crowd

by:Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928

Bathsheba Everdene is courted by three young men: an adventurer, a young farmer who becomes bailiff of the farm she inherits, and a neighboring farmer.

Editions:1216  Date:1817 - 2019  Genre(s):Love stories, Pastoral fiction, Didactic fiction, Pastoral fiction, Romance fiction

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Ethan Frome

by:Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937

On a poor farm near Starkfield in western Massachusetts, Ethan Frome struggles to wrest a living from the land, unassisted by his whining and hypochondrialcal wife Zeena. When Zeena's young cousin Mattie Silver is left destitute, and only place she can go is Ethan's farm. An embittered and man and an enchanting young woman meeting in such circumstances unleash predictable consequences as passions are aroused between the three protagonists.

Editions:687  Date:1900 - 2018  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Love stories, Romance fiction

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Adam Bede

by:Eliot, George, 1819-1880

The stern and highminded hero, Adam Bede, loves the vain and selfish Hetty Sorrel, but their happiness is ruined when Hetty is seduced by a young squire.

Editions:1292  Date:0001 - 2019  Genre(s):Didactic fiction, Love stories, Didactic fiction, Romance fiction, Romance fiction

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Two gentlemen of Verona

by:Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

Close friends Valentine and Proteus become rivals for the hand of Silvia, daughter of the Duke of Milan, who has promised her to the foolish coward Thurio. Proteus has Valentine banished, but Silvia escapes to the forest to join him. Proteus follows with Julia, who dotes on him. After a confrontation, the Duke eventually allows Valentine and Silvia to wed, and Proteus marries Julia.

Editions:877  Date:1598 - 2019  Genre(s):Drama, Comedies, Comedy plays, Comedy plays, Drama

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Mrs. Dalloway

by:Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941

Emotions and thoughts of a woman on the day she meets the man she loved but did not marry.

Editions:1031  Date:1900 - 2019  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Domestic fiction

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