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A Midsummer Night's Dream

de William Shakespeare

A Midsummer Night's Dream is a romantic comedy by William Shakespeare, suggested by "The Knight's Tale" from Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, written around 1594 to 1596. It portrays the adventures of...

Romeo and Juliet

de William Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet is a tragic play written early in the career of William Shakespeare about two teenage "star-cross'd lovers" whose untimely deaths ultimately unite their feuding households. It was among Shakespeare's...

Love's Labours Lost

de William Shakespeare

Love's Labour's Lost is one of William Shakespeare's early comedies, believed to have been written in the mid-1590s, and first published in 1598. The play opens with the King of Navarre and three noble companions,...

As You Like It

de William Shakespeare

As You Like It is a pastoral comedy by William Shakespeare based on the novel Rosalynde by Thomas Lodge, believed to have been written in 1599 or early 1600. It features one of Shakespeare's most famous and...

Sense and Sensibility

de Jane Austen

Elinor and Marianne are two daughters of Mr. Dashwood by his second wife. They have a younger sister, Margaret, and an older half-brother named John. When their father dies, the family estate passes to John...

Pride and Prejudice

de Jane Austen

Pride And Prejudice, the story of Mrs. Bennet's attempts to marry off her five daughters is one of the best-loved and most enduring classics in English literature. Excitement fizzes through the Bennet household...

Persuasion

de Jane Austen

The final novel by the acclaimed writer places heroine Anne Elliot, a woman of integrity and deep emotion, against the brutality and hypocrisy of Regency England.

Jane Eyre

de Charlotte Brontë

Jane Eyre, the story of a young girl and her passage into adulthood, was an immediate commercial success at the time of its original publication in 1847. Its representation of the underside of domestic life...

Anna Karenina

de Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy

Anna Karenina tells of the doomed love affair between the sensuous and rebellious Anna and the dashing officer, Count Vronsky. Tragedy unfolds as Anna rejects her passionless marriage and must endure the hypocrisies...

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

de Edwin Abbott Abbott

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions is an 1884 science fiction novella by the English schoolmaster Edwin Abbott Abbott. As a satire, Flatland offered pointed observations on the social hierarchy of Victorian...

The Importance of Being Earnest

de Oscar Wilde

Set in England during the late Victorian era, the play's humour derives in part from characters maintaining fictitious identities to escape unwelcome social obligations. It is replete with witty dialogue and...

A Room with a View

de E. M. Forster

This Edwardian social comedy explores love and prim propriety among an eccentric cast of characters assembled in an Italian pensione and in a corner of Surrey, England.A charming young Englishwoman, Lucy Honeychurch,...

Howards End

de E. M. Forster

The disregard of a dying woman's bequest, a girl's attempt to help an impoverished clerk, and the marriage of an idealist and a materialist — all intersect at an estate called Howards End. The fate of this...

This Side of Paradise

de Francis Scott Fitzgerald

Published in 1920, and taking its title from a line of the Rupert Brooke poem Tiare Tahiti, the book examines the lives and morality of post-World War I youth. Its protagonist, Amory Blaine, is an attractive...

The Beautiful and the Damned

de Francis Scott Fitzgerald

The novel provides a portrait of the Eastern elite during the Jazz Age, exploring New York Café Society. As with his other novels, Fitzgerald's characters are complex, especially in their marriage and intimacy,...

The Great Gatsby

de Francis Scott Fitzgerald

In 1922, F. Scott Fitzgerald announced his decision to write "something new--something extraordinary and beautiful and simple + intricately patterned." That extraordinary, beautiful, intricately patterned, and...

Topper

de Thorne Smith

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Lady Chatterley's Lover

de David Herbert Lawrence

Lady Chatterley's Lover is a novel by D. H. Lawrence written in 1928. Printed privately in Florence in 1928, it was not printed in the United Kingdom until 1960 (other than in an underground edition issued by...

Always Talk to Strangers: 3 Simple Steps to Finding the Love of Your Life

de David Wygant & Bryan Swerling

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Alternatives to Sex: A Novel

de Stephen McCauley

The bestselling author of The Object of My Affection and True Enough delivers his most compelling and richly observed novel to date with this portrait of one man's search for the holy trinity of modern life...


City

de Alessandro Baricco

The author of the international bestseller Silk now delivers a ravishing and wildly inventive novel about friendship, genius and its discontents, and the redemptive power of narrative. Somewhere in America lives...


The Naughty Bits: The Steamiest and Most Scandalous Sex Scenes from the World's Great Books

de Jack Murnighan

The literary education you've always lusted for.

Fresh from the virtual pages of Nerve.com comes this collection of "naughty bits," an irreverent look into the steamy, scandalous side of literature past and present....


Love, etc.

de Julian Barnes

Twice shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Julian Barnes continues to reinvigorate the novel with his pyrotechnic verbal skill and playful manipulation of plot and character. In Love, etc. he uses all the surprising,...


Silk (Movie Tie-in Edition)

de Alessandro Baricco & Ann Goldstein

The year is 1861. Hervé Joncour is a French merchant of silkworms, who combs the known world for their gemlike eggs. Then circumstances compel him to travel farther, beyond the edge of the known, to a country...


The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: A Novel

de Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.” January 1946: London is emerging...


Chas Addams Happily Ever After: A Collection of Cartoons to Chill the Heart of You

de Charles Addams

Charles Addams was renowned for his depictions of love (or lack thereof) in his cartoons. The passion of Morticia and Gomez Addams, the lonely desires of Fester, the numerous grim and ghastly fights between...


Desbarollda, The Waltzing Mouse

de Noel Langley & Edward Ardizzone

Neil Gaiman said "I read the first paragraph and was hooked. A sixty-three page eighteenth century novel in the grand manner about a waltzing mouse. Of course." Noel Langley's "studiously and faithfully compiled"...


A Pigeon and a Boy: A Novel

de Meir Shalev

From the internationally acclaimed Israeli writer Meir Shalev comes a mesmerizing novel of two love stories, separated by half a century but connected by one enchanting act of devotion.

During the 1948 War of...


Benny & Shrimp: A Novel

de Katarina Mazetti

The bestselling "offbeat, down-to- earth love story"(The Observer, London)- now available in the United States

An international sensation, this addictively readable tale asks the question: Why is it so impossible...


Bright Star: Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne

de John Keats

The epic romance of one of the most celebrated poets in the English language

Coming to theatres in September 2009 is the tragic love story of nineteenth- century poet John Keats and the love of his life, Fanny...


How To Disappear Completely

de David Bowick

www.bowick.net/books/ Sitting at the top of a Ferris wheel overlooking the Boston skyline, Josh’s life takes an unexpected turn, and things will never be the same. Along with the many surprises on his life’s...

Cakes for Romantic Occasions

de May Clee-Cadman

You will indulge in this fresh and contemporary collection of irresistible cakes to suit every romantic occasion, from traditional wedding cakes to quirky Valentines treats and cupcakes to share with their loved...


Love in a Cold Climate

Radlett & Montdore #2

de Nancy Mitford

One of Nancy Mitford’s most beloved novels, Love in a Cold Climate is a sparkling romantic comedy that vividly evokes the lost glamour of aristocratic life in England between the wars.

Polly Hampton has long...


The Pursuit of Love

Radlett & Montdore #1

de Nancy Mitford

Nancy Mitford’s most enduringly popular novel, The Pursuit of Love is a classic comedy about growing up and falling in love among the privileged and eccentric.

Mitford modeled her characters on her own famously...


Lolita

de Vladimir Nabokov

Awe and exhiliration--along with heartbreak and mordant wit--abound in Lolita, Nabokov's most famous and controversial novel, which tells the story of the aging Humbert Humbert's obsessive, devouring, and doomed...


South of the Border, West of the Sun: A Novel

de Haruki Murakami & Philip Gabriel

Following the massive complexity of The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle--Haruki Murakami's best-selling, award-winning novel--comes this deceptively simple love story, a contemporary rendering of the romance in which...


Major Pettigrew's Last Stand: A Novel

Melissa Nathan 2011

de Helen Simonson

BONUS: This edition contains a Major Pettigrew's Last Stand discussion guide.

You are about to travel to Edgecombe St. Mary, a small village in the English countryside filled with rolling hills, thatched cottages,...


Eco-Sex: Go Green Between the Sheets and Make Your Love Life Sustainable

de Stefanie Iris Weiss

Join the Eco-Sexual Revolution

 

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The Discreet Pleasures of Rejection: A Novel

de Martin Page

Another mordantly hysterical tale from the author of the cult favorite How I Became Stupid

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One Day

de David Nicholls

It’s 1988 and Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morley have only just met. But after only one day together, they cannot stop thinking about one another. Over twenty years, snapshots of that relationship are revealed...


A Compendium of Kisses: Facts, Quotes and Curiosities

de Lana Citron

From first kisses to missed kisses, stolen kisses, the chemistry of kisses, around-the-world kisses, silver-screen kisses, Freudian kisses, lipstick kisses and record-breaking kisses, this eclectic collection...


Erotic Astrology

de Phyllis Vega

Virgos are suckers for roleplaying fantasy games.

Cancers crave good food and great sex--but not necessarily in that order.

No wimps need apply for the job of Scorpio's lover.

In this wickedly informative book,...


The Everything Sex Signs Book, 2nd Edition

de Constance Stellas

Lower your voice to seduce a Scorpio.

Kiss the Bull's neck to make him see red.

Start a fling with a Cancer at the new moon.

Every sun sign has its match--in and out of bed. In this hot new edition of the classic...


Lovecasts

de Judi Vitale

Catch a Gemini's eye--and hold it. Get a Pisces to commit. Start a family with an Aries.

Sure, other guides might tell you how to attract your cosmic match, but only this book shows you how to find Mr. Right...


love (luv) n.

de Karen Porter Sorensen

Author Karen Sorenson set up a table in Times Square, put out a sign that read ""Love Research,"" and asked the passersby:

Have you ever fallen in love? What does love mean to you? Has your love ever been tested?...


All There Is: Love Stories from Storycorps

de Dave Isay

A celebration of love from StoryCorps

In All There Is, StoryCorps founder David Isay shares stories from the revolutionary oral history project, revealing the many remarkable journeys that relationships can...


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