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  1. Resurrection
    Resurrection
    by Leo Tolstoy

    Rating: 2.2/5 (159 votes cast)

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    This epic romance novel tells the story of Russian society and justice from the depths of prison cells to the palaces of the rich. It centers on the story of a prince who discovers that the prostitute on trial is the woman he had loved and abandoned many years before when she was a young servant. His guilt motivates him to appeal for her release. This story of human redemption denounces the government, the church and the judicial system.

    Categories: Romance, Historical Romance

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  2. Sons And Lovers
    Sons And Lovers
    by D. H. Lawrence

    Rating: 2.2/5 (100 votes cast)

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    This is a story of a gifted young man who is confused about life and relationships - both with his mother and the other women he loves. His confusion causes his family to struggle with strained relationships, high emotions and the challenges of love and lust.

    Categories: Romance, Historical Romance

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  3. Alisa Paige - A Book Sample
    Alisa Paige - A Book Sample
    by Robert W. Chambers

    Rating: 2.2/5 (257 votes cast)

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    Set against the backdrop of the Civil War, Chambers brings all of the fiery passion of wartime back to the homefront in this historical romance. We move between New York and Virginia as a young soldier strives to do his duty on the battlefront and keep love alive with rich widow Ailsa Paige back home.

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance

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  4. An Ambitious Man
    An Ambitious Man

    by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

    An Ambitious Man
    by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

    Rating: 2.2/5 (86 votes cast)

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    Should a man marry for love and passion, or ambition and appearances? And what happens when he makes the wrong choice? Generations of would-be lovers ponder these questions and the secrets beneath them through the eyes of self-made man Preston Cheney, in this story of love and desire.

    Categories: Romance, Historical Romance

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  5. Allan's Wife
    Allan's Wife
    by Henry Rider Haggard

    Rating: 2.2/5 (118 votes cast)

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    Allan Quatermain's heroic adventures continue in Allan's Wife, with the tale of his star-crossed relationship with the Englishwoman Stella, in the wilds of Africa. Encountering elephants and battling baboons along the way, Allan and Stella's story ultimately becomes a tale of life and death.

    Categories: Romance, Romantic Suspense

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  6. Ann Veronica
    Ann Veronica
    by H.G. Wells

    Rating: 2.2/5 (76 votes cast)

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    The passionate and headstrong Ann Veronica Stanley refuses to let her father's restrictions curtail her choices in life. Escaping the London suburbs and making her own way amidst intellectuals and academics, she finds freedom is complicated when she falls in love with a married man.

    Categories: Historical Romance, Romance

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  7. Jude the Obsure
    Jude the Obsure

    by Thomas Hardy

    Jude the Obsure
    by Thomas Hardy

    Rating: 2.2/5 (101 votes cast)

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    This romance novel was the last of Thomas Hardy's novels, published in 1895. Jude Fawley, a village stonemason, dreams of becoming a scholar but finds himself struggling through several romances. He finds love but faces social ostracization, a wayward child, murdered children, and religious guilt.

    Category: Romance

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  8. An Eye for an Eye
    An Eye for an Eye

    by Anthony Trollope

    An Eye for an Eye
    by Anthony Trollope

    Rating: 2.2/5 (161 votes cast)

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    When Fred Neville becomes heir to the Earl of Scroope, he is sworn to marry a woman deemed suitable for carrying on the family name. But when he meets Irish beauty Kate, who has a dark family history, he is torn between the call of love and the bonds of duty.

    Categories: Romance, Historical Romance

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  9. Bob Hampton of Placer
    Bob Hampton of Placer

    by Randall Parrish

    Bob Hampton of Placer
    by Randall Parrish

    Rating: 2.3/5 (172 votes cast)

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    An epic of the Old West, Bob Hampton is the story of the redemption of an army officer unjustly accused of a crime. Cornered by hostile Sioux Indians, Hampton and his army comrades must not only fight the Indians, but also defend a girl traveling with them. Bob Hampton may start as the outcast of the group, but if he can rescue the girl, he may save himself as well.

    Categories: Western Romance, Romance

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  10. The Brimming Cup
    The Brimming Cup
    by Dorothy Canfield Fisher

    Rating: 2.3/5 (269 votes cast)

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    A young couple could hardly choose a more idyllic place to settle down and raise a family than the small town of Ashley, Vermont, the home of Marise and Neale and their children. Yet, Marise feels a certain excitement is missing between her and the reticent Neale. Enter rich Eugenia from New York City, who has her sights set on igniting Neale's passions. Will she succeed, and if she does, who will ultimately benefit from his affections?

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance

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