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Sophie's Heart (Contemporary Romance)

After the tragic death of his wife Alec Riley struggles to put his life back together He and his three children are lost in their grief until Sophie walks unexpectedly into their lives Having left her native Czechoslovakia Sophie has discovered the land which seemed so bright with promise is far from her dream A highly educated woman Sophie now finds herself keeping house for Alec and his family How can Sophie find peace in her new job Will God use her gentle spirit to help heal Alec s broken heart From the author of The Visitor and Bamboo and Lace comes a warm contemporary story of God s tender mercies and loving intervention in the life of one family


Animal Farm: A Contemporary Satire

Animal Farm is an allegorical novella by George Orwell first published in England on August According to Orwell the book reflects events leading up to the Russian Revolution of and then on into the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union Orwell a democratic socialist was a critic of Joseph Stalin and hostile to Moscow directed Stalinism an attitude that was critically shaped by his experiences during the Spanish Civil War The Soviet Union he believed had become a brutal dictatorship built upon a cult of personality and enforced by a reign of terror In a letter to Yvonne Davet Orwell described Animal Farm as a satirical tale against Stalin un conte satirique contre Staline and in his essay Why I Write wrote that Animal Farm was the first book in which he tried with full consciousness of what he was doing to fuse political purpose and artistic purpose into one whole


Romeo & Juliet: The Contemporary Film, the Classic Play

In i Romeo and Juliet i Shakespeare creates a world of violence and generational conflict in which two young people fall in love and die because of that love The story is rather extraordinary in that the normal problems faced by young lovers are here so very large It is not simply that the families of Romeo and Juliet disapprove of the lover s affection for each other rather the Montagues and the Capulets are on opposite sides in a blood feud and are trying to kill each other on the streets of Verona Every time a member of one of the two families dies in the fight his relatives demand the blood of his killer Because of the feud if Romeo is discovered with Juliet by her family he will be killed Once Romeo is banished the only way that Juliet can avoid being married to someone else is to take a potion that apparently kills her so that she is burried with the bodies of her slain relatives In this violent death filled world the movement of the story from love at first sight to the union of the lovers in death seems almost inevitable br p What is so striking about this play is that despite its extraordinary setting one perhaps reflecting Elizabethan attitudes about hot blooded Italians it has become the quintessential story of young love Because most young lovers feel that they have to overcome giant obstacles in order to be together because they feel that they would rather die than be kept apart and especially because the language Shakespeare gives his young lovers is so exquisite allowing them to say to each other just what we would all say to a lover if we only knew how it is easy to respond to this play as if it were about all young lovers rather than about a particular couple in a very unusual world When the play was rewritten in the eighteen century as i The History and Fall of Caius Marius i the violent setting became that of a particularly discordant period in classical Rome when Leonard Berstein rewrote the play as i West Side Story i he chose the violent world of New York street gangs p


Tempest: A Contemporary Romance Novella

Sometimes it takes a storm to clear the air br br A contemporary romance novella Tempest is the poignant tale of two damaged souls on the verge of losing the most important thing in either of their lives Each other br br One year ago Tracey and Adam s relationship was strong happy fulfilling Now their ten year marriage is at a terrible crossroads They stumble through their days pretending everything is fine but inside they fear their love is dying br br Win or lose the heartbreaking battle for the survival of their marriage ends tonight Will a push from a summer storm help them remember just how rare and precious their love truly is or put an end to it forever


Wuthering Heights: Complete, Authoritative Text with Biographical and Historical Contexts, Critical History, and Essays from Five Contemporary Critical Perspectives

An intriguing tale of revenge in which the main characters are controlled by consuming passions This novel was once considered such a risk by its publishers that Emily Bronte had to defray the cost of publication until a sufficient number of copies had been sold


Frankenstein: The 1818 Text, Including Percy Shelley's Contemporary Review

James Rieger s i Frankenstein i is relatively special among editions it is the definitive scholarly text and it is also the most readable copy for the classroom and the general reader The Rieger i Frankenstein i is very simply the best edition of this tremendously important and popular novel William Veeder University of Chicago


The Handmaid's Tale (Contemporary Classics)

The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function to breed If she deviates she will like dissenters be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire neither Offred s nor that of the two men on which her future hangs Brilliantly conceived and executed this powerful evocation of twenty first century America gives full rein to Margaret Atwood s devastating irony wit and astute perception


Dracula (Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism )

Dracula is perhaps almost as interesting regarded historically as the product of a specific time as it is engaging to continuing generations of readers in a timeless fashion In her introduction Byron first discusses the famous novel as an expression not of universal fears and desires but of specifically late nineteenth century concerns At the same time she is entirely attuned to the ways in which however much Dracula is a Victorian text Dracula is a very twentieth century character a representative of modernity and of the future br br Includes complete authoritative text with biographical historical and cultural contexts critical history and essays from contemporary critical perspectives


The Three Musketeers (The D'Artagnan Romances, #1)

One of the most celebrated and popular historical romances ever written The Three Musketeers tell the story of the early adventures of the young Gascon gentleman d Artagnan and his three friends from the regiment of the King s Musketeers Athos Porthos and Aramis br br Under the watchful eye of their patron M de Treville the four defend the honour of the regiment against the guards of the Cardinal Richelieu and the honor of the queen against the machinations of the Cardinal himself as the power struggles of th century France are vividly played out in the background br br But their most dangerous encounter is with the Cardinal s spy Milady one of literature s most memorable female villains


The Scarlet Letter: A Romance

Nathaniel Hawthorne s most famous novel was published in and takes place in Puritan New England focusing on a community where a beautiful young woman Hester Prynne and her illegitimate child are subject to persecution and ostracism while the mother refuses to name her co conspirator in adultery and the father of her child burns up with secret guilt and shame Hawthorne s family history caused much of his interest in this time period but his spiritual leanings toward the popular Transcendental movement precipitated this classic novel where oppression injustice and intolerance and their consequences are explored in turn


Hamlet: Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism

A young prince meets with his father s ghost who alleges that his own brother now married to his widow murdered him The prince devises a scheme to test the truth of the ghost s accusation feigning wild madness while plotting a brutal revenge But his apparent insanity soon begins to wreak havoc on innocent and guilty alike Hamlet s combination of violence and introspection is unusual among Shakespeare s tragedies It is also full of curious riddles and fascinating paradoxes making it one of his most widely discussed plays This edition is illustrated by Sir John Gilbert


Modern Romance

b Now a i New York Times i Bestseller br br A hilarious thoughtful and in depth exploration of the pleasures and perils of modern romance from one of this generation s sharpest comedic voices b br br At some point every one of us embarks on a journey to find love We meet people date get into and out of relationships all with the hope of finding someone with whom we share a deep connection This seems standard now but it s wildly different from what people did even just decades ago Single people today have more romantic options than at any point in human history With technology our abilities to connect with and sort through these options are staggering So why are so many people frustrated br br Some of our problems are unique to our time Why did this guy just text me an emoji of a pizza Should I go out with this girl even though she listed Combos as one of her favorite snack foods Combos My girlfriend just got a message from some dude named Nathan Who s Nathan Did he just send her a photo of his penis Should I check just to be sure br br But the transformation of our romantic lives can t be explained by technology alone In a short period of time the whole culture of finding love has changed dramatically A few decades ago people would find a decent person who lived in their neighborhood Their families would meet and after deciding neither party seemed like a murderer they would get married and soon have a kid all by the time they were twenty four Today people marry later than ever and spend years of their lives on a quest to find the perfect person a soul mate br br For years Aziz Ansari has been aiming his comic insight at modern romance but for i Modern Romance i the book he decided he needed to take things to another level He teamed up with NYU sociologist Eric Klinenberg and designed a massive research project including hundreds of interviews and focus groups conducted everywhere from Tokyo to Buenos Aires to Wichita They analyzed behavioral data and surveys and created their own online research forum on Reddit which drew thousands of messages They enlisted the world s leading social scientists including Andrew Cherlin Eli Finkel Helen Fisher Sheena Iyengar Barry Schwartz Sherry Turkle and Robb Willer The result is unlike any social science or humor book we ve seen before br br In i Modern Romance i Ansari combines his irreverent humor with cutting edge social science to give us an unforgettable tour of our new romantic world


Emma (+Audiobook): With 5 Classic Romance Novels

Emma by Jane Austen is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance br br The novel has been adapted into several films television programs and a long list of stage plays br br b The Collection b br Emma i by Jane Austen i br Cranford i by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell i br Far From the Madding Crowd i by Thomas Hardy i br The Secret Garden i by Frances Hodgson Burnett i br Adam Bede i by George Eliot i br Cecilia i by Fanny Burney i br br br b The Audiobook b br Emma i by Jane Austen i


One Hot Night: Three Contemporary Romance Novellas

Hearts can change in just one night br br One Night with her Bodyguard br br As the introverted daughter of a Hollywood mogul Claire tries to avoid the limelight She isn t used to be surrounded by other people all the time particularly sexy bodyguard Michael Lyle who is always always around She thinks he sees her only as a job until one hot night when all the feelings hidden inside his strong stoic demeanor are finally released br br One Night in the Ice Storm br br When she returns to her hometown for the holidays Rachel doesn t expect to be stranded in an ice storm with only David Harris for company Eight years ago David took her virginity and then broke her heart and she doesn t plan to forgive him She thinks she doesn t care about him anymore until one hot night when the ice finally melts br br One Night with her Best Friend br br Kate prides herself on her well organized life with job boyfriend and best friend clearly in their places Aaron has been her best friend for fourteen years and it s never been romantic between them She thinks it never can be until one hot night when Aaron becomes much more than a friend


Macbeth Manual: A Facing-Pages Translation Into Contemporary English

This manual offers a wealth of instructional tools including background information on Shakespeare s sources his life his theater and stage directions suggestions for teaching the play detailed summaries of every scene questions and answers for every act an annotated bibliography a guide to pronouncing proper names a Shakespearean time line and and alphabetical glossary of terms


Persuasion: édition intégrale (Romance)

Anne Elliot jeune fille membre de cette bonne soci t n est pas insensible aux avances du jeune Frederick Wentworth officier de marine a priori sans avenir et d nu de relations dignes de procurer Mlle Elliot une place honorable Cette derni re influenc e par des pr jug s de classe un jugement personnel encore insuffisamment exerc rejette les avances de ce jeune homme Elle est alors bien s r sous l influence de sa famille dont le p re Sir Walter Elliot quelque peu snob et prodigue recherche une reconnaissance sociale d finitive qui le ferait entrer dans le cercle troit des d tenteurs de prestige social et patrimonial le tout l chelle de cette petite bourgade br br br br Format professionnel lectronique Ink Book dition br br br br br br br br br br br br br


This Fire (Contemporary Erotic Romance)

Warning The DC Chili Cook off has nothing on this red hot erotic romance br br Already burned once by love DC metro firefighter Seth Ripley thought he d learned his lesson women who break the rules are against the rules When a hot blonde catches his eye at the annual fireman s ball he s interested But she s breaking the buddy rules and that makes her against his rules So why does he want to burn the rule book br br Trauma surgeon Eden Thomas has never experienced anything like the inferno raging inside after one kiss from the new firefighter Despite her best friend s warnings to take care self preservation is the last thing on Eden s mind as she starts to play with fire br br The problem is that when you play with fire you might just get hurt


Get Inked: Indie Inked Contemporary Romance Sampler

The Inked Inked Authors have come together to give you a taste of their contemporary romance titles Discover a range of books in the YA and NA genres all with a splash of romance Get Inked and fall in love


Contemporary Romance Trilogy

Three best selling contemporary romances available for one incredible price This box set is too good of a deal to miss br br ALL OF ME br Leila Warner is determined to find a donor match for her twelve year old daughter Callie The best match would be a blood relative and no one in the immediate family matched Another possibility is her deceased husband s brother a man once accused of murder a man that his own family disowned who now lives in Australia and no one has heard from in ten years br Leila flies to Australia determined to meet Ryan and drag him home with her if he tested as a donor match He tells her that she can have any part of him she wants but he s never returning to the country that had treated him so unfairly br Can she convince him to do the right thing and put his past grievances behind Will he leave his scuba diving business and the land he s come to love to help his brother s daughter the niece he s never known br This is an emotionally compelling story sure to capture your heart How can a woman not love a man who is willing to save her daughter s life br br br CHAMPAGNE FOR TWO is a tale about an upscale dating service in Palm Beach fun and sassy You re sure to love the interesting characters the compelling romance and irresistible hero br br REVENGE IS SWEET is a hilarious revenge after breakup story about how one ex wife extracts her revenge but discovers new friendships new strengths and that laughter really is the best cure for a broken heart


War and Peace : The Original Russian Classic Literature: (Historical, Romance, War Novel, Philosophical)

Pages br War and Peace is a novel by the Russian author Leo Tolstoy first published in its entirety in The work is epic in scale and is regarded as one of the most important works of world literature It is considered Tolstoy s finest literary achievement along with his other major prose work Anna Karenina br br War and Peace delineates in graphic detail events surrounding the French invasion of Russia and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society as seen through the eyes of five Russian aristocratic families Portions of an earlier version of the novel then known as The Year were serialized in the magazine The Russian Messenger between and The novel was first published in its entirety in Newsweek in ranked it first in its list of the Top Books In the novel was listed at number on the BBC s survey The Big Read br br Tolstoy himself somewhat enigmatically said of War and Peace that it was not a novel even less is it a poem and still less a historical chronicle Large sections of the work especially in the later chapters are philosophical discussion rather than narrative He went on to elaborate that the best Russian literature does not conform to standards and hence hesitated to call War and Peace a novel Instead Tolstoy regarded Anna Karenina as his first true novel


A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Facing Pages Translation Into Contemporary English (Access To Shakespeare)

This edition offers a new way to read and study A Midsummer Night s Dream without distracting footnotes A freshly edited version of the original text incorporating the latest scholarship appears opposite a modern English translation that parallels the original line for line


Stardust: Being a Romance within the Realms of Faerie

From multi award winning creator of The Sandman Neil Gaiman comes the incredible work that broke new ground in graphic novel storytelling re issued in a deluxe hardback edition with a new cover and eight additional pages of bonus material Together with acclaimed artist Charles Vess Gaiman returns to the realm of Faerie for a lavishly illustrated tale of an ancient world where magic and humanity mingle in extraordinary ways Gaiman s exquisitely crafted text and Vess breathtaking illustrations combine to create a novel with pictures an adult fairy tale that plunges the reader into the very heart of an enchanting magical land Tying in with the release of the film this is your chance to own a piece of Stardust


Heart of Darkness: A Case Study in Contemporary Criticism

Marlow a seaman and wanderer recounts his physical and psychological journey in search of the infamous ivory trader Kurtz Travelling up river to the heart of the African continent he gradually becomes obsessed by the enigmatic wraith like figure Marlow s discovery of how Kurtz has gained his position of power over the local people involves him in a radical questioning not only of his own nature and values but those of Western civilization A haunting and hugely influential Modernist masterpiece i Heart of Darkness i explores the limits of human existence as well as the nightmarish realities of imperialism br br Part of a major series of new editions of Conrad s most famous works in Penguin Classics this volume contains Conrad s i Congo Diary i a chronology further reading notes a map of the Congo a glossary and an introduction discussing the author s experiences of Africa the narrative and symbolic complexities of i Heart of Darkness i and critical responses to the novel


Art of War: A Contemporary Adaptation for Today's Desert Warriors by PW Covington

This new publication of Art of War is based on the ancient Chinese military treatise that is attributed to Sun Tzu Tzu was a high ranking military general and strategist during the late Spring and Autumn period of Chinese military and social dominance Composed of chapters each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare it is held by many to be the definitive work on military strategies and tactics of its time and is still read for its military insights and examination of leadership qualities The Art of War is one of the oldest and most successful books on military strategy in the world This contempory exploration of Sun Tzu s text by writer and Combat Service Connected Disabled Veteran PW Covington is designed to be practical and applicable to those that are fighting and have fought as members of the US Military during its era of Desert Warfare


Meeting Mr. Mogul: A CEO Billionaire Contemporary Romance (Mogul, #1)

Just because you re the boss does not mean you can just treat me however you want br br With those words Andy Peterson made an enemy out of William Maxwell a billionaire who is the epitome of leading men in romance stories for many ridiculously enough If it were up to her she wouldn t have to deal with him at all Unfortunately he is one of the most powerful men in the city which means he can crush her like a bug if he wants to br br And just when things are about to take a turn for the worse she gets help from the most unlikely source Alexandra Maxwell William s older sister was so impressed with her feistiness and seeming immunity to billionaire douche s charms that she hired Andy as an assistant br br Although the job seems too good to pass up the problem is she would have to work with that SOB Will Mr Mogul continue to make her life a living hell Or will their explosive chemistry lead to something else entirely br br If you love reading funny romance novels with a twist then this story of two hard headed enemies with a meddling sister would surely rock your boat br br Buy Meeting Mr Mogul now and get sucked in to the crazy world of Andy and William


Diario De Um Banana: Um Romance em Quadrinhos

N o f cil ser crian a E ningu m sabe disso melhor do que Greg Heffley que se v mergulhado no ensino fundamental onde fracotes subdesenvolvidos dividem os corredores com garotos que s o mais altos mais malvados e j se barbeiam br br br br Em Di rio de um Banana o autor e ilustrados Jeff Kinney nos apresenta um her i improv vel


One Day (Vintage Contemporaries Original)

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Northanger Abbey Edited Version: A best ever romance, fiction and Gothic novel of eighteenth century

Jane Austen s first novel Northanger Abbey published posthumously in tells the story of Catherine Morland and her dangerously sweet nature innocence and sometime self delusio


Stretching the Borders: Contemporary Romance

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Remember Me: A Suspenseful Contemporary Romance (#1 Where There's Love Series)

By all means Jenna leads an average ordinary life br br Working as a waitress she shares an apartment with Abby her best friend from college dreams of being a columnist and spends many waking hours arguing with her brother br br Until one day when a stranger walks into the restaurant looking for her br br Seemingly desperate to talk to her he always disappears before Jena can find out who he is and what he wants However their paths cross again and again and soon Jena feels certain that she once knew the man who is desperately trying to remind her of something she seems to have forgotten br br Their love


Sophie's Heart (Contemporary Romance)

After the tragic death of his wife Alec Riley struggles to put his life back together He and his three children are lost in their grief until Sophie walks unexpectedly into their lives Having left her native Czechoslovakia Sophie has discovered the land which seemed so bright with promise is far from her dream A highly educated woman Sophie now finds herself keeping house for Alec and his family How can Sophie find peace in her new job Will God use her gentle spirit to help heal Alec s broken heart From the author of The Visitor and Bamboo and Lace comes a warm contemporary story of God s tender mercies and loving intervention in the life of one family


Animal Farm: A Contemporary Satire

Animal Farm is an allegorical novella by George Orwell first published in England on August According to Orwell the book reflects events leading up to the Russian Revolution of and then on into the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union Orwell a democratic socialist was a critic of Joseph Stalin and hostile to Moscow directed Stalinism an attitude that was critically shaped by his experiences during the Spanish Civil War The Soviet Union he believed had become a brutal dictatorship built upon a cult of personality and enforced by a reign of terror In a letter to Yvonne Davet Orwell described Animal Farm as a satirical tale against Stalin un conte satirique contre Staline and in his essay Why I Write wrote that Animal Farm was the first book in which he tried with full consciousness of what he was doing to fuse political purpose and artistic purpose into one whole


Romeo & Juliet: The Contemporary Film, the Classic Play

In i Romeo and Juliet i Shakespeare creates a world of violence and generational conflict in which two young people fall in love and die because of that love The story is rather extraordinary in that the normal problems faced by young lovers are here so very large It is not simply that the families of Romeo and Juliet disapprove of the lover s affection for each other rather the Montagues and the Capulets are on opposite sides in a blood feud and are trying to kill each other on the streets of Verona Every time a member of one of the two families dies in the fight his relatives demand the blood of his killer Because of the feud if Romeo is discovered with Juliet by her family he will be killed Once Romeo is banished the only way that Juliet can avoid being married to someone else is to take a potion that apparently kills her so that she is burried with the bodies of her slain relatives In this violent death filled world the movement of the story from love at first sight to the union of the lovers in death seems almost inevitable br p What is so striking about this play is that despite its extraordinary setting one perhaps reflecting Elizabethan attitudes about hot blooded Italians it has become the quintessential story of young love Because most young lovers feel that they have to overcome giant obstacles in order to be together because they feel that they would rather die than be kept apart and especially because the language Shakespeare gives his young lovers is so exquisite allowing them to say to each other just what we would all say to a lover if we only knew how it is easy to respond to this play as if it were about all young lovers rather than about a particular couple in a very unusual world When the play was rewritten in the eighteen century as i The History and Fall of Caius Marius i the violent setting became that of a particularly discordant period in classical Rome when Leonard Berstein rewrote the play as i West Side Story i he chose the violent world of New York street gangs p


Tempest: A Contemporary Romance Novella

Sometimes it takes a storm to clear the air br br A contemporary romance novella Tempest is the poignant tale of two damaged souls on the verge of losing the most important thing in either of their lives Each other br br One year ago Tracey and Adam s relationship was strong happy fulfilling Now their ten year marriage is at a terrible crossroads They stumble through their days pretending everything is fine but inside they fear their love is dying br br Win or lose the heartbreaking battle for the survival of their marriage ends tonight Will a push from a summer storm help them remember just how rare and precious their love truly is or put an end to it forever


Wuthering Heights: Complete, Authoritative Text with Biographical and Historical Contexts, Critical History, and Essays from Five Contemporary Critical Perspectives

An intriguing tale of revenge in which the main characters are controlled by consuming passions This novel was once considered such a risk by its publishers that Emily Bronte had to defray the cost of publication until a sufficient number of copies had been sold


Frankenstein: The 1818 Text, Including Percy Shelley's Contemporary Review

James Rieger s i Frankenstein i is relatively special among editions it is the definitive scholarly text and it is also the most readable copy for the classroom and the general reader The Rieger i Frankenstein i is very simply the best edition of this tremendously important and popular novel William Veeder University of Chicago


The Handmaid's Tale (Contemporary Classics)

The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function to breed If she deviates she will like dissenters be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire neither Offred s nor that of the two men on which her future hangs Brilliantly conceived and executed this powerful evocation of twenty first century America gives full rein to Margaret Atwood s devastating irony wit and astute perception


Dracula (Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism )


The Three Musketeers (The D'Artagnan Romances, #1)

One of the most celebrated and popular historical romances ever written The Three Musketeers tell the story of the early adventures of the young Gascon gentleman d Artagnan and his three friends from the regiment of the King s Musketeers Athos Porthos and Aramis br br Under the watchful eye of their patron M de Treville the four defend the honour of the regiment against the guards of the Cardinal Richelieu and the honor of the queen against the machinations of the Cardinal himself as the power struggles of th century France are vividly played out in the background br br But their most dangerous encounter is with the Cardinal s spy Milady one of literature s most memorable female villains


The Scarlet Letter: A Romance

Nathaniel Hawthorne s most famous novel was published in and takes place in Puritan New England focusing on a community where a beautiful young woman Hester Prynne and her illegitimate child are subject to persecution and ostracism while the mother refuses to name her co conspirator in adultery and the father of her child burns up with secret guilt and shame Hawthorne s family history caused much of his interest in this time period but his spiritual leanings toward the popular Transcendental movement precipitated this classic novel where oppression injustice and intolerance and their consequences are explored in turn


Hamlet: Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism

A young prince meets with his father s ghost who alleges that his own brother now married to his widow murdered him The prince devises a scheme to test the truth of the ghost s accusation feigning wild madness while plotting a brutal revenge But his apparent insanity soon begins to wreak havoc on innocent and guilty alike Hamlet s combination of violence and introspection is unusual among Shakespeare s tragedies It is also full of curious riddles and fascinating paradoxes making it one of his most widely discussed plays This edition is illustrated by Sir John Gilbert


Modern Romance

b Now a i New York Times i Bestseller br br A hilarious thoughtful and in depth exploration of the pleasures and perils of modern romance from one of this generation s sharpest comedic voices b br br At some point every one of us embarks on a journey to find love We meet people date get into and out of relationships all with the hope of finding someone with whom we share a deep connection This seems standard now but it s wildly different from what people did even just decades ago Single people today have more romantic options than at any point in human history With technology our abilities to connect with and sort through these options are staggering So why are so many people frustrated br br Some of our problems are unique to our time Why did this guy just text me an emoji of a pizza Should I go out with this girl even though she listed Combos as one of her favorite snack foods Combos My girlfriend just got a message from some dude named Nathan Who s Nathan Did he just send her a photo of his penis Should I check just to be sure br br But the transformation of our romantic lives can t be explained by technology alone In a short period of time the whole culture of finding love has changed dramatically A few decades ago people would find a decent person who lived in their neighborhood Their families would meet and after deciding neither party seemed like a murderer they would get married and soon have a kid all by the time they were twenty four Today people marry later than ever and spend years of their lives on a quest to find the perfect person a soul mate br br For years Aziz Ansari has been aiming his comic insight at modern romance but for i Modern Romance i the book he decided he needed to take things to another level He teamed up with NYU sociologist Eric Klinenberg and designed a massive research project including hundreds of interviews and focus groups conducted everywhere from Tokyo to Buenos Aires to Wichita They analyzed behavioral data and surveys and created their own online research forum on Reddit which drew thousands of messages They enlisted the world s leading social scientists including Andrew Cherlin Eli Finkel Helen Fisher Sheena Iyengar Barry Schwartz Sherry Turkle and Robb Willer The result is unlike any social science or humor book we ve seen before br br In i Modern Romance i Ansari combines his irreverent humor with cutting edge social science to give us an unforgettable tour of our new romantic world


Emma (+Audiobook): With 5 Classic Romance Novels

Emma by Jane Austen is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance br br The novel has been adapted into several films television programs and a long list of stage plays br br b The Collection b br Emma i by Jane Austen i br Cranford i by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell i br Far From the Madding Crowd i by Thomas Hardy i br The Secret Garden i by Frances Hodgson Burnett i br Adam Bede i by George Eliot i br Cecilia i by Fanny Burney i br br br b The Audiobook b br Emma i by Jane Austen i


One Hot Night: Three Contemporary Romance Novellas

Hearts can change in just one night br br One Night with her Bodyguard br br As the introverted daughter of a Hollywood mogul Claire tries to avoid the limelight She isn t used to be surrounded by other people all the time particularly sexy bodyguard Michael Lyle who is always always around She thinks he sees her only as a job until one hot night when all the feelings hidden inside his strong stoic demeanor are finally released br br One Night in the Ice Storm br br When she returns to her hometown for the holidays Rachel doesn t expect to be stranded in an ice storm with only David Harris for company Eight years ago David took her virginity and then broke her heart and she doesn t plan to forgive him She thinks she doesn t care about him anymore until one hot night when the ice finally melts br br One Night with her Best Friend br br Kate prides herself on her well organized life with job boyfriend and best friend clearly in their places Aaron has been her best friend for fourteen years and it s never been romantic between them She thinks it never can be until one hot night when Aaron becomes much more than a friend


Macbeth Manual: A Facing-Pages Translation Into Contemporary English

This manual offers a wealth of instructional tools including background information on Shakespeare s sources his life his theater and stage directions suggestions for teaching the play detailed summaries of every scene questions and answers for every act an annotated bibliography a guide to pronouncing proper names a Shakespearean time line and and alphabetical glossary of terms


Persuasion: édition intégrale (Romance)

Anne Elliot jeune fille membre de cette bonne soci t n est pas insensible aux avances du jeune Frederick Wentworth officier de marine a priori sans avenir et d nu de relations dignes de procurer Mlle Elliot une place honorable Cette derni re influenc e par des pr jug s de classe un jugement personnel encore insuffisamment exerc rejette les avances de ce jeune homme Elle est alors bien s r sous l influence de sa famille dont le p re Sir Walter Elliot quelque peu snob et prodigue recherche une reconnaissance sociale d finitive qui le ferait entrer dans le cercle troit des d tenteurs de prestige social et patrimonial le tout l chelle de cette petite bourgade br br br br Format professionnel lectronique Ink Book dition br br br br br br br br br br br br br


This Fire (Contemporary Erotic Romance)

Warning The DC Chili Cook off has nothing on this red hot erotic romance br br Already burned once by love DC metro firefighter Seth Ripley thought he d learned his lesson women who break the rules are against the rules When a hot blonde catches his eye at the annual fireman s ball he s interested But she s breaking the buddy rules and that makes her against his rules So why does he want to burn the rule book br br Trauma surgeon Eden Thomas has never experienced anything like the inferno raging inside after one kiss from the new firefighter Despite her best friend s warnings to take care self preservation is the last thing on Eden s mind as she starts to play with fire br br The problem is that when you play with fire you might just get hurt


Get Inked: Indie Inked Contemporary Romance Sampler

The Inked Inked Authors have come together to give you a taste of their contemporary romance titles Discover a range of books in the YA and NA genres all with a splash of romance Get Inked and fall in love


Contemporary Romance Trilogy

Three best selling contemporary romances available for one incredible price This box set is too good of a deal to miss br br ALL OF ME br Leila Warner is determined to find a donor match for her twelve year old daughter Callie The best match would be a blood relative and no one in the immediate family matched Another possibility is her deceased husband s brother a man once accused of murder a man that his own family disowned who now lives in Australia and no one has heard from in ten years br Leila flies to Australia determined to meet Ryan and drag him home with her if he tested as a donor match He tells her that she can have any part of him she wants but he s never returning to the country that had treated him so unfairly br Can she convince him to do the right thing and put his past grievances behind Will he leave his scuba diving business and the land he s come to love to help his brother s daughter the niece he s never known br This is an emotionally compelling story sure to capture your heart How can a woman not love a man who is willing to save her daughter s life br br br CHAMPAGNE FOR TWO is a tale about an upscale dating service in Palm Beach fun and sassy You re sure to love the interesting characters the compelling romance and irresistible hero br br REVENGE IS SWEET is a hilarious revenge after breakup story about how one ex wife extracts her revenge but discovers new friendships new strengths and that laughter really is the best cure for a broken heart


War and Peace : The Original Russian Classic Literature: (Historical, Romance, War Novel, Philosophical)

Pages br War and Peace is a novel by the Russian author Leo Tolstoy first published in its entirety in The work is epic in scale and is regarded as one of the most important works of world literature It is considered Tolstoy s finest literary achievement along with his other major prose work Anna Karenina br br War and Peace delineates in graphic detail events surrounding the French invasion of Russia and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society as seen through the eyes of five Russian aristocratic families Portions of an earlier version of the novel then known as The Year were serialized in the magazine The Russian Messenger between and The novel was first published in its entirety in Newsweek in ranked it first in its list of the Top Books In the novel was listed at number on the BBC s survey The Big Read br br Tolstoy himself somewhat enigmatically said of War and Peace that it was not a novel even less is it a poem and still less a historical chronicle Large sections of the work especially in the later chapters are philosophical discussion rather than narrative He went on to elaborate that the best Russian literature does not conform to standards and hence hesitated to call War and Peace a novel Instead Tolstoy regarded Anna Karenina as his first true novel


A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Facing Pages Translation Into Contemporary English (Access To Shakespeare)

This edition offers a new way to read and study A Midsummer Night s Dream without distracting footnotes A freshly edited version of the original text incorporating the latest scholarship appears opposite a modern English translation that parallels the original line for line


Stardust: Being a Romance within the Realms of Faerie

From multi award winning creator of The Sandman Neil Gaiman comes the incredible work that broke new ground in graphic novel storytelling re issued in a deluxe hardback edition with a new cover and eight additional pages of bonus material Together with acclaimed artist Charles Vess Gaiman returns to the realm of Faerie for a lavishly illustrated tale of an ancient world where magic and humanity mingle in extraordinary ways Gaiman s exquisitely crafted text and Vess breathtaking illustrations combine to create a novel with pictures an adult fairy tale that plunges the reader into the very heart of an enchanting magical land Tying in with the release of the film this is your chance to own a piece of Stardust


Heart of Darkness: A Case Study in Contemporary Criticism

Marlow a seaman and wanderer recounts his physical and psychological journey in search of the infamous ivory trader Kurtz Travelling up river to the heart of the African continent he gradually becomes obsessed by the enigmatic wraith like figure Marlow s discovery of how Kurtz has gained his position of power over the local people involves him in a radical questioning not only of his own nature and values but those of Western civilization A haunting and hugely influential Modernist masterpiece i Heart of Darkness i explores the limits of human existence as well as the nightmarish realities of imperialism br br Part of a major series of new editions of Conrad s most famous works in Penguin Classics this volume contains Conrad s i Congo Diary i a chronology further reading notes a map of the Congo a glossary and an introduction discussing the author s experiences of Africa the narrative and symbolic complexities of i Heart of Darkness i and critical responses to the novel


Art of War: A Contemporary Adaptation for Today's Desert Warriors by PW Covington

This new publication of Art of War is based on the ancient Chinese military treatise that is attributed to Sun Tzu Tzu was a high ranking military general and strategist during the late Spring and Autumn period of Chinese military and social dominance Composed of chapters each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare it is held by many to be the definitive work on military strategies and tactics of its time and is still read for its military insights and examination of leadership qualities The Art of War is one of the oldest and most successful books on military strategy in the world This contempory exploration of Sun Tzu s text by writer and Combat Service Connected Disabled Veteran PW Covington is designed to be practical and applicable to those that are fighting and have fought as members of the US Military during its era of Desert Warfare


Meeting Mr. Mogul: A CEO Billionaire Contemporary Romance (Mogul, #1)

Just because you re the boss does not mean you can just treat me however you want br br With those words Andy Peterson made an enemy out of William Maxwell a billionaire who is the epitome of leading men in romance stories for many ridiculously enough If it were up to her she wouldn t have to deal with him at all Unfortunately he is one of the most powerful men in the city which means he can crush her like a bug if he wants to br br And just when things are about to take a turn for the worse she gets help from the most unlikely source Alexandra Maxwell William s older sister was so impressed with her feistiness and seeming immunity to billionaire douche s charms that she hired Andy as an assistant br br Although the job seems too good to pass up the problem is she would have to work with that SOB Will Mr Mogul continue to make her life a living hell Or will their explosive chemistry lead to something else entirely br br If you love reading funny romance novels with a twist then this story of two hard headed enemies with a meddling sister would surely rock your boat br br Buy Meeting Mr Mogul now and get sucked in to the crazy world of Andy and William


Diario De Um Banana: Um Romance em Quadrinhos

N o f cil ser crian a E ningu m sabe disso melhor do que Greg Heffley que se v mergulhado no ensino fundamental onde fracotes subdesenvolvidos dividem os corredores com garotos que s o mais altos mais malvados e j se barbeiam br br br br Em Di rio de um Banana o autor e ilustrados Jeff Kinney nos apresenta um her i improv vel


One Day (Vintage Contemporaries Original)

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Northanger Abbey Edited Version: A best ever romance, fiction and Gothic novel of eighteenth century

Jane Austen s first novel Northanger Abbey published posthumously in tells the story of Catherine Morland and her dangerously sweet nature innocence and sometime self delusio


Stretching the Borders: Contemporary Romance

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Remember Me: A Suspenseful Contemporary Romance (#1 Where There's Love Series)

By all means Jenna leads an average ordinary life br br Working as a waitress she shares an apartment with Abby her best friend from college dreams of being a columnist and spends many waking hours arguing with her brother br br Until one day when a stranger walks into the restaurant looking for her br br Seemingly desperate to talk to her he always disappears before Jena can find out who he is and what he wants However their paths cross again and again and soon Jena feels certain that she once knew the man who is desperately trying to remind her of something she seems to have forgotten br br Their love