Romance, Love, Happy Ending!

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Valentine’s Day should bring some fresh romance into your life, whether in an old relationship or a new one. Let’s celebrate all things love with 10 gems from our catalog.

All things love definitely include Homogenic Love. Edward Carpenter was an early LGBT pioneer who laid out his thoughts on homosexuality in this little book from the late 19th century.

In the early 20th century, Laurence Hope was a popular author. She spent her adult life in India and let the country and its people inspire her to original poetry. Some of it is collected in India’s Love Lyrics.

It’s said that love is eternal, it has certainly be around for long enough, as Langus‘ story from Ancient Greece shows. Two orphans grow up as neighbors and fall in love, but they must face many hardships before they can enjoy The Pastoral Loves of Daphnis and Chloe.

Gilliatt suffers self-imposed hardships when he tries to salvage the engine of a wrecked steamship. Just to win the hand of rich Deruchette, he becomes one of the Toilers of the Sea in the novel by Victor Hugo.

Charles Rex, on the other hand, is already a rich man when he discovers a female stowaway on his yacht. Although immediately drawn to her, he feels he must find her a more suitable match… Find out if he succeeds in the novel by Ethel M. Dell.

Fallen woman Kitty prefers to take matters in her own hands. When she meets widower Robert, all stars seem to align for the couple. May Sinclair writes about this Immortal Moment – but how long will it last?

The love of Cyrano de Bergerac and Roxane is meant to last a lifetime. Unfortunately, ugly Cyrano has to hide behind handsome Christian to woo Roxane in the famous love-triangle play by Edmond Rostand.

Elbert Hubbard did not include any love triangles in his Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Lovers. There is still enough tragedy to be found, however, in the stories of 12 famous couples including Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton, Dante and Beatrice, Petrarch and Laura…

Laurence Housman decided to publish an anonymous Englishwoman’s Love Letters because of “a request, conveyed under circumstances which the writer herself would have regarded as all-commanding”.

Renold decides to temporarily send his sister to a convent when he sees her secretly meeting Hippolyt, the count’s son. But she disappears and the mystery can only be solved on Schloß Dürande… This short novella was written by Joseph von Eichendorff.

Enjoy – and Happy Valentine!


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