Biography: If you know it when you see it, thank Elinor Glyn (1864-1943), a British novelist who wrote women's erotic fiction for the masses and coined the term as a euphemism for sex appeal. Not surprisingly, Glyn also worked in Hollywood, where her novel Beyond the Rocks was made into a silent film starring Gloria Swanson and Rudolph Valentino.

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  1. Red Hair, or The Vicissitudes of Evangeline
    Red Hair, or The Vicissitudes of Evangeline

    by Elinor Glyn

    Red Hair, or The Vicissitudes of Evangeline
    by Elinor Glyn

    Rating: 2.9/5 (310 votes cast)

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    Evangeline may be young and innocent, but she is not powerless. When her caregiver dies and the heir decides to marry the red-headed beauty, Evangeline fights back. The resulting romantic adventures may not be what she planned, but the feisty young woman rises to every challenge.

    Category: Historical Romance

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  2. Three Weeks
    Three Weeks

    by Elinor Glyn

    Three Weeks
    by Elinor Glyn

    Rating: 2.5/5 (246 votes cast)

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    Upper-class Englishman Paul falls for a stranger at a Swiss resort in this vacation romance extraordinaire. Her mysteries include intimations of royal duties awaiting her back home. When she must return to her Slavic homeland, she carries with her more than memories of Paul; she carries the future.

    Categories: Historical Romance, Romantic Suspense

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  3. His Hour
    His Hour

    by Elinor Glyn

    His Hour
    by Elinor Glyn

    Rating: 2.5/5 (121 votes cast)

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    Beautiful young English widow Tamara Loraine is on an Egyptian tour when she meets Russian Prince Gritzko Milaslavski. She finds him fascinating and is eager to see him again in Moscow. The charismatic Prince returns her feelings, but his passion is tinged with a danger Tamara has not foreseen.

    Category: Historical Romance

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  4. Man and Maid
    Man and Maid

    by Elinor Glyn

    Man and Maid
    by Elinor Glyn

    Rating: 3.1/5 (331 votes cast)

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    Written with the intimacy of a journal, Man and Maid follows the passionate, tragic, and often amusing love affair of secretary Alathea and her boss, Sir Nicholas Thormonde. Each denies attraction to the other until another woman enters the picture, forcing them to play their cards.

    Categories: Romance, Historical Romance

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  5. Beyond the Rocks
    Beyond the Rocks
    by Elinor Glyn

    Rating: 2.8/5 (209 votes cast)

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    Is three times the charm? A young woman forced into an arranged marriage meets her true match before her wedding, again in the Alps on her honeymoon, and still later in Paris before her husband discovers the passionate pair. The melodramatic action hinges on the choice the husband must make, to confront the lovers or sacrifice himself for the sake of their love.

    Categories: Romance, Historical Romance

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