Herland is a utopian novel from 1915, written by feminist Charlotte Perkins Gilman. The book describes an isolated society composed entirely of women, who reproduce via parthenogenesis (asexual reproduction). The result is an ideal social order: free of war, conflict, and domination. It first appeared as a serial in The Forerunner, a magazine edited and written by Gilman between 1909 and 1916. The book is the middle volume in her utopian trilogy; it was preceded by Moving the Mountain (1911), and followed with a sequel, With Her in Ourland (1916). It was not published in book form until 1979.
The story is told from the perspective of Vandyck "Van" Jennings, a student of sociology who, along with two friends (Terry O. Nicholson and Jeff Margrave), forms an expedition party to explore an area of uncharted land where it is rumored lives a society consisting entirely of women. The three friends do not entirely believe the rumors because they are unable to think of a way how human reproduction could occur without males. The men speculate about what a society of women would be like, each guessing differently based on the stereotype of women which he holds most dear: Jeff regarding women as things to be served and protected; Terry viewing them as things to be conquered and won.
The denizens of a crumbling Dublin hotel are the subject of a meddling photographer in this Booker Prize–shortlisted “masterpiece” (Irish Times). Once a flourishing establishment, O’Neill’s Hotel has fallen on hard times. The same could be said for the people who live there. Among them are Mrs. Sinnott, the elderly, deaf, and mute proprietor; her drunkard son, Eugene; Morrissey, a small-time pimp; and the grim, lone porter O’Shea. But what might sound bleak to some holds irresistible allure for globetrotting photographer Ivy Eckdorf. Hearing stories of O’Neill’s Hotel from an ocean liner barman, Eckdorf catches the unmistakable whiff of human interest. Surely some tragic story hides within this crumbling corner of Ireland. Now she intends to uncover that story, frame it just so, and turn it into her next coffee table book. Though she has no connection to these hard-luck souls, she has arrived. And no one’s life will be the same—not even hers. “An astounding richness of pathos, humour and tragedy.” —Francis King “A small work of art [that] reaches antic heights.” —The New York Times
He thought he was helping a friend. What he found was something totally unexpected.
When Fitzwilliam Darcy purchases Willow Hall in Derbyshire, he thinks he is only helping a friend escape an untenable situation and find happiness in marriage. However, Darcy discovers that Fate, who delights in weaving his own narrative, can be a playful fellow, and Willow Hall is Fate's prolific playground.
Tenants, with surprising connections, will take up residence. Guests, who have only come for a visit, will find they are meant to stay. Although Lucy and Philip, Darcy and Elizabeth, Lydia and Marcus, Jane and Bingley, and Richard and Mary Ellen come together under different circumstances, romance at Willow Hall will abound, ideas and perceptions will be challenged, and new understandings and family will be established. And through it all, no matter the twist and turns Fate takes, one truth will prevail -- love will often surprise you.
Willow Hall Romance is a Pride and Prejudice Variation series by Leenie Brown. If you like well-written, sweet romance that features evil villains, strong heroes, and surprising characters and plot turns, then you will love this series about finding love where you least expect it.
So, put the kettle on, grab your copy of Willow Hall Romance, and prepare to take an unexpected journey to happily ever after.
A Pride and Prejudice Novella
Book Two of the Choices Series
Mary Bennet has never been the center of attention and rarely the object of any man's affections, but that is about to change. Shortly after Darcy and Elizabeth's wedding, Mary travels to London to prepare for the season, a season she is determined to finish with either a husband or a glorious tale to tell, even if it means learning to tolerate Lord Rycroft.
Lord Samuel Rycroft is not pleased to learn he will be chaperoning his m other and her charge for the season, especially when that charge is Mary Bennet, a young lady whom he has an unfortunate tendency to insult. But when his heart becomes involved, what was to be an arduous task of endurance becomes a quest to earn her approval and acceptance, even if it means giving her no other choice.
Brought together by love, separated by jealousy. Will they get a second chance at a future?
When Fitzwilliam Darcy sees Elizabeth Bennet across a ballroom, he cannot believe his eyes or his good fortune. After four years of searching, he has finally found her, and he is determined that nothing is going to keep them apart this time.
However, their reunion does not go completely as planned. The same person who tore them apart years ago is still not pleased to allow them to be together.
Secretly, Darcy and Elizabeth pledge themselves to one another, but will a marriage formed in secrecy be enough to help keep them together or will their nemesis succeed in separating them forever?
Darcy's Secret Marriage is a JAFF novel set in Regency Scotland and England. If you like determined heroes, brave heroines, and delicious secrets, you'll love Zoe Burton's latest foray into the world of Pride and Prejudice. Pick up Darcy's Secret Marriage to read this exciting story today!
Sometimes the deepest sorrow can bring the greatest joy
An honourable gentleman remains true to his word, and Fitzwilliam Darcy is as honourable as they come. He would never consider breaking a promise. At least, he would not have before he met Elizabeth Bennet.
Elizabeth has never found any gentleman as fascinating as Mr. Darcy is. She has also never met one more disagreeable. However, when an unexpected caller arrives at Netherfield, Elizabeth is given a glimpse of a Mr. Darcy that causes her to question her evaluation of the gentleman.
Handed an unexpected resolution to his dilemma, a grieving Darcy, finds himself making another promise that, should he be successful in keeping it, will ensure his and Elizabeth's future happiness.
Mr. Darcy's Comfort is part of Leenie Brown's Dash of Darcy and Companions collection of Pride and Prejudice inspired novellas. If you like well-written sweet romance with a touch of bittersweet sorrow, then you will love this story about Darcy embracing an unexpected turn of events and resolutely working to turn mourning into joy.
So, put the kettle on, grab your copy of Mr. Darcy's Comfort, and slip into a world of sweet and poignant romantic indulgence today.
This book sets out as forcibly and exactly as possible the religious belief of the writer. [Which] is a profound belief in a personal and intimate God." Later in the work he aligns himself with a "renascent or modern religion ... neither atheist nor Buddhist nor Mohammedan nor Christian ... [that] he has found growing up in himself.
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