Courtship

Author: R. L. Sommer
Publisher: Ankerwycke
ISBN: 9781627228428
Format: PDF, ePub
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Courtship is a sweeping epic love story set over 60 years and 3 continents about a successful Jewish trial lawyer and his Southern aristocratic wife. It's a love story that's steeped in the law, as lawyer Micah Lehman builds a successful legal career while dealing with the challenges his career brings to his long-suffering wife Anne and their three children. It's a riveting novel of love, family, and second chances.

Courtship and Marriage in Victorian England

Author: Jennifer Phegley
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313375348
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book examines the popular publications of the Victorian period, illuminating the intricacies of courtship and marriage from the differing perspectives of the working, middle, and upper classes.

A Natural History of the Romance Novel

Author: Pamela Regis
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812203103
Format: PDF
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The romance novel has the strange distinction of being the most popular but least respected of literary genres. While it remains consistently dominant in bookstores and on best-seller lists, it is also widely dismissed by the critical community. Scholars have alleged that romance novels help create subservient readers, who are largely women, by confining heroines to stories that ignore issues other than love and marriage. Pamela Regis argues that such critical studies fail to take into consideration the personal choice of readers, offer any true definition of the romance novel, or discuss the nature and scope of the genre. Presenting the counterclaim that the romance novel does not enslave women but, on the contrary, is about celebrating freedom and joy, Regis offers a definition that provides critics with an expanded vocabulary for discussing a genre that is both classic and contemporary, sexy and entertaining. Taking the stance that the popular romance novel is a work of literature with a brilliant pedigree, Regis asserts that it is also a very old, stable form. She traces the literary history of the romance novel from canonical works such as Richardson's Pamela through Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Brontë's Jane Eyre, and E. M. Hull's The Sheik, and then turns to more contemporary works such as the novels of Georgette Heyer, Mary Stewart, Janet Dailey, Jayne Ann Krentz, and Nora Roberts.

Courting Death

Author: Paul J. Heald
Publisher: Skyhorse
ISBN: 1631581074
Format: PDF, Kindle
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From an internationally recognized law professor comes the third legal thriller in an exciting mystery series, the Clarkeston Chronicles. Courting Death finds Melanie Wilkerson (from Cotton, book two of the Clarkeston Chronicles) and Arthur Hughes working uncomfortably together in the chambers of a famous federal judge. While Melanie neglects her duties as a law clerk to investigate the mysterious death of a young woman in the courthouse five years earlier, Arthur wades through the horrific habeas corpus appeals of two prisoners: an infamous serial killer and a pathetic child murder. Melanie, a Georgia native who returns from law school in the Northeast, hoped to establish a legal reputation that will eclipse her beauty pageant queen past, which she is now desperate to disown. Arthur is a bright but naive Midwesterner who is rapidly seduced by the small Georgia college town of Clarkeston which, to his surprise, comes with an exotic and attractive landlady. The cohort of federal court clerks is completed by Phil Jenkins, a Stanford graduate from San Francisco who tries his best to balance the personalities of his volatile colleagues. Living and working in bucolic Clarkeston comes with a price. In Courting Death, Arthur, Melanie, and Phil are confronted with the extremes of human mortality, both in and outside the legal system, in ways that they could never have expected or prepared for. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Courting Equality

Author: Patricia A. Gozemba
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807066218
Format: PDF, ePub
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Traces the story of Massachusetts's legalization of same-sex marriage, in a photographic chronicle that reflects its court cases and protests through examples of triumphant weddings and volatile subsequent debates, in a visual report that assesses the landmark event's reflection of the human experience in promoting civil rights. Reprint.

Der Lauf der Liebe

Author: Alain de Botton
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104035644
Format: PDF, Docs
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Ein fesselndes Plädoyer für das WAGNIS DER LIEBE. Am Anfang ist jede Liebe leicht. Wie aber geht es mit ihr weiter? Wie gelingt es, zu zweit das Glück zu finden? In seinem neuen Roman durchleuchtet Alain de Botton gnadenlos, aber einfühlsam die Liebesgeschichte von Rabih und Kirsten. Die Wahl der Ikea-Gläser, das Kennenlernen der Schwiegereltern, die Frage, ob die Butter tatsächlich im Kühlschrank stehen soll - all das gibt Anlass für die größten Dramen. Und so wie de Botton mit seinem berühmten Scharfblick erzählt, erkennen wir jene Strukturen der Liebe, die uns allen gleichermaßen Glück und Leid bereiten.