Author: Anthony Hope

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849694704

Category: Fiction

Page: 138

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"The Indiscretion of the Duchess" may be classed with "The Prisoner of Zenda," and shares with that story the unabated interest from first page to last, and the superb handling of the romantic and adventurous. Even if this book had been published anonymously, a mistake as to its author's identity would have been impossible: Mr. Hope's touch as we have learned to know it is here on every page, almost in every line, and a successful touch it is, indeed. The book furnishes pleasant reading; it is one of those rare boons—a story that will rest and refresh the brain of any person whose occupation involves continuous and serious mental work.
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Author: Rachelle McCalla

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460307348

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 545

He'll keep her safe—at any cost Protecting the royal family is Linus Murati's job. So when the queen's younger sister is attacked, the devoted Lydian royal guardsman goes into action and saves her life. But this was no random occurrence. Danger has followed Julia Miller across the Atlantic from Seattle. Now Linus has two missions: to keep the maddeningly independent future duchess in his sights at all times, and to catch the culprit who threatens the woman whose trust—and love—he desires above all others. Protecting the Crown: The royal guardsmen serve their country with honor and integrity
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The Strange and Sinister Story of the Final Years of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor

Author: Caroline Blackwood

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0345802640

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 5218

Intriguing, suspenseful, and witty, this is the story of journalist and novelist Caroline Blackwood's search for the late Duchess of Windsor. It is also a provocative exploration of the often bizarre connection between heightened celebrity and approaching death--in Blackwood's words, "the fatal effects of myth." First serial to New York Times Magazine.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: Eternal Press

ISBN: 1897559321

Category:

Page: N.A

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Author: Bertrice Small

Publisher: Ivy Books

ISBN: 030755578X

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 8239

In this lush new novel, Bertrice Small has created a moving story of consuming passion and undeniable love set against the noble splendor of Georgian England. . . . As the daughter of the richest man in England, Allegra Morgan attracts a number of fortune hunters willing to overlook her flawed pedigree to gain her enormous wealth. Her most ardent suitor is the arrogant but impoverished Quinton Hunter, duke of Sedgwick, who has little to offer a prospective wife except his grand title. Allegra decides that if she must marry, she might as well be a duchess. So she agrees to the match with one condition: her husband must never ask for her love. She has seen the misery love can cause and has vowed to give her heart to no man--especially a dangerously alluring duke. Quinton is dazzled by his new wife's grace and fortitude, as well as the fierce desire that rages between them. Despite his best intentions, he finds himself falling in love with her. Then the terrors of the French Revolution hit close to home, and the two of them set off on a treacherous adventure that could cost them everything . . . including their final chance at happiness. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Author: Jude Deveraux

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743459210

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 9589

Jude Deveraux captures the thrill of an American beauty's Highlands wedding, where a royal title is at stake -- and where love wins the day. The Duchess Claire Willoughby risked losing millions in her inheritance if, as decreed by her grandfather, she did not wed an "acceptable" man. Harry Montgomery, the eleventh Duke of MacArran, seemed perfect. He owned a historic castle, he looked manly in a kilt, and he was as much a titled Scotsman as Bonnie Prince Charlie himself. Their engagement announced, Claire's future as a duchess was assured -- and she set off with her family to meet the Montgomery clan in Scotland. Bramley Castle was a damp, chill place, overþowing with eccentric relatives. But there was also Trevelyan, a secretive, brooding man who lived in Bramley's ancient halls. Whoever he was, he wasn't at all like Harry: Trevelyan was the most exasperating, arrogant, know-it-all of a man Claire had ever met. And the most fascinating...
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Author: John Webster,Leah Marcus

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1904271510

Category: Drama

Page: 430

View: 2365

The Duchess of Malfi is one of the major tragedies of theearly modern period and remains popular in the theatre as well as inthe classroom. The story of the Duchess's secret marriage and the cruelrevenge of her brothers has fascinated and appalled audiences forcenturies. This new Arden edition offers readers a comprehensive, illustratedintroduction to the play's historical, critical and performancehistory. The text is modernised and edited to the highest scholarlystandards, with textual notes and commentary notes on the same page forease of reference. This is the lead title in the launch of The Arden Early ModernDrama Series, a series which offers all the depth and quality ofthinking long associated with the Arden. The edition will be valued bystudents, teachers and theatre professionals.
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Author: Amanda Foreman

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 000737268X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

View: 8514

A tale of decadence and excess, great houses and wild parties, love and sexual intrigue, this biography of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, casts an astonishing new light on the nobility of eighteenth-century England.
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The Duke and Duchess of Windsor in the Bahamas 1940-1945

Author: Owen Platt

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595287832

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

View: 3754

At the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939, the British government, alarmed at the Duke and Duchess of Windsor's association with the Nazis and the possibility that they would remove themselves to the United States to preach their pacifist (and slightly pro-German) credo, decided that a job had to be found for the ex-King Edward VIII. and his wife, the American, Wallis Simpson. He was appointed Governor of The Bahamas, one of the smallest and least important possessions of the British Empire, far away from the scene of battle. Away from their sybaritic living in the south of France, the couple struggled unhappily with the very different lifestyle of minor colonial life. This story is of their successes and their failures during their last official service to The British-and of the only Royal Governor to have served in British colonial history. Owen Platt's recounting of their escapades in wartime Bahamas is a fascinating insight into a little known aspect of British history.
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Making Everyday Meals a Special Occasion

Author: Sarah Ferguson,Weight Watchers

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684852160

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

View: 8301

Offers recipes for main dishes, salads, vegetables, and desserts, from casual weekend suppers to provencal feasts
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Author: Ashley March

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101464496

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 2341

Love and marriage don't have to be strangers... Gambling. Carousing. Flirting. Charlotte, Duchess of Rutherford, will do anything to escape her painful marriage and force her husband to divorce her. But when Phillip, Duke of Rutherford, promises a divorce if Charlotte will help him become a better husband for another woman, she wonders if she really wants to lose him...
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A Story for Boys and Girls

Author: L. T. Meade

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Children

Page: 388

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A critical guide

Author: Christina Luckyj

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441117687

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 1869

John Webster's classic revenge tragedy The Duchess of Malfi was first performed in 1613 and published in 1623. This guide offers students an introduction to its critical and performance history, including recent versions on stage and screen. It includes a keynote chapter outlining major areas of current research on the play and four new critical essays presenting new critical positions that offer divergent perspectives on Webster's religio-political allegiances and the politics and gendering of secrecy in the play. Finally, a guide to critical, web-based and production-related resources and an annotated bibliography provide a basis for further individual research.
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Author: Greg King

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 9780806535210

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

View: 707

A woman's life can really be a succession of lives, each revolving around some emotionally compelling situation or challenge, and each marked off by some intense experience. It was the love story of the century--the king and the commoner. In December 1936, King Edward VIII abdicated the throne to marry "the woman I love," Wallis Warfield Simpson, a twice-divorced American who quickly became one of the twentieth century's most famous personalities, a figure of intrigue and mystery, both admired and reviled. "Never explain, never complain." Wrongly blamed for the abdication crisis, Wallis suffered hostility from the Royal Family and much of the world. Yet interest in her story has remained constant, resulting in a small library of biographies that convey a thinly veiled animosity toward their subject. The truth, however, is infinitely more fascinating than the shallow, pathetic portrait that has often been painted. "For a gallant spirit, there can never be defeat." Using previously untapped sources, acclaimed biographer Greg King presents a complete and, for the first time, sympathetic portrait of the Duchess that sifts the decades of rumor and accusation to reveal the woman behind the legend. From her birth in Pennsylvania during the Gilded Age to her death in Paris in 1986, King takes the reader through a world of privilege, palaces, high society, and love with the accompaniment of hatreds, feuds, conspiracies, and lies. The cast of characters is vast: politicians and presidents, dictators and socialites. Twenty-four pages of photographs reveal the life of the Duchess in all its incomparable glamour and romance.
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Author: Michael Bloch

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405517115

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Michael Bloch's biography of the woman Edward VIII renounced kingship to marry drew on his previous publication of their intimate corespondence, and presented a picture of her which was often startlingly at variance with previous accounts.It brings vividly to life the qualities which captivated her royal suitor, and caused some surprise by speculating that much of the mystery of her life might be explained by an element of gender confusion.
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Author: Elizabeth Beacon

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459230582

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 986

Jack Seaborne, Duke of Dettingham, needs a duchess, but falling in love is definitely not on the agenda. The logical thing would be to throw open the doors of his ducal country seat, host a house party for this season's most beautiful debutantes…and pick one of them. But then Miss Jessica Pendle arrives—his aunt's plain-speaking goddaughter—and she's the one who stands out from the crowd. But Jessica is looking for love—the one emotion Jack resists. Although he can't deny there's something about Jessica that's very persuasive…!
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Seven Masterpieces of Jacobean Drama

Author: Frank Kermode

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 9780679642435

Category: Drama

Page: 688

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Edited and with an Introduction by Frank Kermode A Woman Killed with Kindness by Thomas Heywood Volpone by Ben Jonson The Revenger’s Tragedy by Cyril Tourneur The Maid’s Tragedy by John Fletcher and Francis Beaumont A Chaste Maid in Cheapside by Thomas Middleton The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster The Changeling by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley The lyrical, bloodthirsty tragedies and witty urban comedies in this original collection were first performed during the reign of King James I (1603—25). Though nearly four centuries old, they display surprisingly modern sensibilities regarding sex, violence, morality, and honor. Brilliantly introduced and annotated by Frank Kermode, these seven Jacobean masterpieces are the finest and most representative plays of a time when drama was the most vital and important mirror of English society. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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