The basic plot of this historic novel revolves around the concept that no person has freedom to live life on his or her own terms. No place is safe to run or even hide from a dominating party leader, Big Brother, who is considered equal to God. This is a situation where everything is owned by the State. The world was seeing the ruins of World War II. Leaders such as Hitler, Stalin and Mussolini prevailed during this phase. Big Brother is always watching your actions. He even controls everyone’s feelings of love, to live and to discover.
Julia, a young girl who is morally very rigid comes into the fore. She too hates the system as much as Winston does. Gradually, they get into an affair but have to conceal their feelings for each other, as it will not be acceptable by Big Brother. In Big Brother’s bad world, freedom is slavery and ignorance is strength.
Nineteen Eighty Four is George Orwell's terrifying vision of a totalitarian future in which everything and everyone is slave to a tyrannical regime.
Eric Arthur Blair (1903-1950), better known by his pen-name, George Orwell, was born in India, where his father worked for the Civil Services. An author and journalist, Orwell was one of the most prominent and influential figures in twentieth-century literature. His works spoke out against the social injustice that was prevalent at that time. His unique political allegory 'Animal Farm' was published in 1945, and it was this novel, together with the dystopia of 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' (1949), which brought him world-wide fame. His novels and non-fiction include 'Burmese Days', 'Down and Out in Paris and London', 'The Road to Wigan Pier' and 'Homage to Catalonia'.
“Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.”The Picture of Dorian Gray is a Gothic novel by Oscar Wilde in 1890. Dorian Gray is the subject of a portrait in oil by Basil Hallward, an artist fascinated and obsessed by Dorian's charm; he feels that the beauty of Dorian is suitable for the new mood in his art as a painter.
Little Women "has been read as a romance or as a quest, or both. It has been read as a family drama that validates virtue over wealth", but also "as a means of escaping that life by women who knew its gender constraints only too well". According to Sarah Elbert, Alcott created a new form of literature, one that took elements from Romantic children's fiction and combined it with others from sentimental novels, resulting in a totally new format. Elbert argued that within Little Women can be found the first vision of the "All-American girl" and that her multiple aspects are embodied in the differing March sisters.
A novel, a novella, and a bonus novelette! Indeed, there's something for every Jane Austen fan fiction lover in this charmingly matched book bundle.
Check your library! If either of these Darcy and Elizabeth love stories is not there, what better time than now to embark on your next romantic escape. Add Charmingly Matched to your growing collection of Pride and Prejudice variations today!
When an impertinent stranger is thrown into Fitzwilliam Darcy's path, he declares her tolerable but not handsome enough to tempt him. Yet, it is all he can do not to think of her.
Upon first making Mr. Darcy's acquaintance, Miss Elizabeth Bennet is quite fascinated with him. Then she discovers that the gentleman is haughty and above his company, and she wants nothing to do with him. Still, the prospect of spending time in each other's company is beyond their power to resist. Will Darcy and Elizabeth stop denying the truth to themselves and find in the other what's been missing in their lives?
Praise for Impertinent Strangers:
❝This variation was indeed different and fun to read. The things that happened - happened in opposite order of what usually happens in other variations. Very different and uniquely wonderful!❞
❝There is a beautiful reunion between the pair at Longbourn. Darcy's spoken word is sweet, romantic, and passionate. And his proposal is truly romantic! A great read overall.❞
Together in Perfect Felicity
Miss Elizabeth Bennet believes the state of matrimony is not something to be entered into lightly. She is determined to do anything rather than marry without affection. On the other hand, indulging her cousin's fanciful marital scheme is harmless enough. What does she have to lose? Other than perhaps, her heart?
Fitzwilliam Darcy had never been so bewitched by any woman as he was by Elizabeth. Owing to the inferiority of her circumstances in comparison to his own, he makes up his mind to admire her from afar. The mind, however, does not always rule, especially in the game of love. Will Darcy lose his heart to Elizabeth, and in so doing, end up winning hers?
Praise for Together in Perfect Felicity:
❝I read this delightful story in a single evening and enjoyed every moment. It is wonderful how the original text and occurrences from P&P were weaves into this novel.❞
❝Different story. I liked it a lot. Highly recommend this book to a Jane Austen fanfic reader.❞
Bonus Novelette - A Night with Mr. Darcy to Remember
A titillating tale of two strangers in the night. Because now and then, a short and steamy romantic escape with our dear couple is what you're searching for.
Praise for A Night with Mr. Darcy to Remember:
❝The backstory was gripping, tugging severely on my heartstrings. The story had depth and thoughtfulness, in the short span of a novelette, which amazed me. It felt like nothing I have ever read before.❞
❝Very romantic and suggestive without graphic details. Loved Darcy!❞
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