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Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Austen’s first published novel is a wonderfully entertaining tale of flirtation and folly that revolves around two starkly different sisters, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood. While Elinor is thoughtful, considerate, and calm, her younger sister is emotional and wildly romantic. Both are looking for a husband, but neither Elinor’s reason nor Marianne’s passion can lead them to perfect happiness – Marianne falls for an unscrupulous rascal, and Elinor becomes attached to a man who’s already engaged. Startling secrets, unexpected twists, and heartless betrayals interrupt the marriage games that follow. Filled with satiric wit and subtle characterizations, this novel teaches that true love requires a balance of reason and emotion.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains” begins this novel, an expanded edition of Jane Austen’s beloved Pride and Prejudice, featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem. As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton – and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she’s soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy. What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers – and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield. Can Elizabeth vanquish the spawn of Satan? And overcome the social prejudices of the class-conscious landed gentry? Complete with romance, heartbreak, swordfights, cannibalism, and thousands of rotting corpses, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies transforms a masterpiece of world literature into something you’d actually want to read.
Chicken Soup for the Romantic Soul by Jack Canfield
In a world that is often filled with turbulence, confusion and uncertainty, love is the light that guides us to joy and makes living worthwhile. This book celebrates that magical power of love, passion and devotion, and captures the true essence of romance in a way that will touch your heart. With moving and inspiring stories from men and women sharing extraordinary emotions, this uplifting collection will help you discover romance where you;ve never known it to exist before. You’ll feel the passion and excitement that only a new love can bring; the growth and understanding that arise from facing a challenging time together; the comfort and familiarity of having a best friend; the hope and inspiration you feel when you realize that a relationship can be rediscovered and renewed; the sweetness that can come from cherishing precious memories. Chicken Soup for the Romantic Soul is the perfect way to express your love, whether you are looking for a token of affection for a new special someone, a gift for a newly wedded couple, or something that will help you and your partner rediscover the romance in your relationship. This delightful book is a must-read for anyone who believes in the magic of love. Filled with eloquence, tenderness, and even laughter, its message will forever transform your idea of what romance means.