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The Picture of Dorian Gray

by Oscar Wilde

Wilde’s only novel, first published in 1890, is a brilliantly designed puzzle, intended to tease conventional minds with its exploration of the myriad interrelationships between art, life and consequence. From its provocative Preface, challenging the reader to belief in â??art for art’s sake’, to its sensational conclusion, the story self-consciously experiments with the notion of sin as an element of design. Yet Wilde himself underestimated the consequences of his experiment, and its capacity to outrage the Victorian establishment. Its words returned to haunt him in his court appearances in 1895, and he later recalled the â??note of doom’ which runs like â??a purple thread’ through its carefully crafted prose.

A wonderful book! â??W. B. Yeats
While in one sense “The Picture of Dorian Gray” is as transparent as a medieval allegory and its structure as workmanlike as that of Marlowe’s “Dr. Faustus”â?¦ in another sense it remains a puzzle: knotted, convoluted, brilliantly enigmatic. â??Joyce Carol Oates
A story strange in conception, strong in interest, and fitted with a tragic and ghastly climaxâ?¦ A remarkable book. â??Julian Hawthorne
Mr. Wilde’s work may fairly claim to go with that of Edgar Poe. â??Walter Pater

Sense and Sensibility (A to Z Classics)

by Jane Austen

Elinor and Marianne are two daughters of Mr. Dashwood by his second wife. They have a younger sister, Margaret, and an older half-brother named John. When their father dies, the family estate passes to John and the Dashwood women are left in reduced circumstances. Fortunately, a distant relative offers to rent the women a cottage on his property.

The novel follows the Dashwood sisters to their new home, where they experience both romance and heartbreak.

Emma (A to Z Classics)

by Jane Austen

Emma is a comic novel by Jane Austen, first published in December 1815, about the perils of misconstrued romance. The main character, Emma Woodhouse, is described in the opening paragraph as “handsome, clever, and rich” but is also rather spoiled. Prior to starting the novel, Austen wrote, “I am going to take a heroine whom no-one but myself will much like.”

Laurence Sterne : The Complete Works

by Laurence Sterne

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Laurence Sterne (24 November 1713 – 18 March 1768) was an Irish-born English novelist and an Anglican clergyman. He wrote the novels The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman and A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy, and also published many sermons, wrote memoirs, and was involved in local politics.

Married by Christmas: (Clean & Wholesome Contemporary Romance) (Passion Down Under Book 1)

by Mollie Mathews

What if the person who is so, so, so wrong for you is really so, so, so right, but you’re too afraid to give love a chance?

The billionaire romance that defied the odds. Two opposites unite in a fun and frisky heart-warming sweet romance.

Last Christmas, art therapist Issy Riley was jilted by her fiancé. This Christmas she’s running away. A week with a client on his private Fijian island promises to save her from cheating men and the London festive season. But when the client turns out to be a gorgeous and magnetic Italian billionaire, he threatens her resolve to never again trust her heart to the wrong man.

Milan fashion house leader and avowed bachelor Massimiliano Balforni has no intention of taking a vacation, despite his sister’s insistence that he subject himself to an art therapy retreat following a minor heart attack. With an important collection due, he intends to fire his therapist and work, instead. But the determined and striking Issy gives his heart palpitations of a far more dangerous kind.

The one thing Max and Issy agree on: they are as wrong for each other as wrong gets. He’s a workaholic playboy who believes emotion is a weakness. She’s a romantic who yearns for a happily ever after.

As the tropical heat soars, they discover that in this battle between work and play, resistance only fuels attractionâ??and sometimes two wrongs make a very passionate right.

Set in two beautiful paradisesâ??Milano, Italy and the tropical Pacific islands of Fiji.

Praise for Book One in the Passion Down Under seriesâ??Married by Christmas

“Mollie Mathews has created an instantly gripping dynamic between Issy and Massimilliano that beautifully blends their animosity and their undeniable attraction, making the tension soar.” ~ Laura, Harlequin Mills and Boon

“I really enjoy Mollie’s style of writing – it’s in the 21st century and relates to every woman who has been trashed by a bloke. The abandonment issues experienced by Max are also so relevant to our current world, so many have been emotionally stunted or abandoned. This is a story that resonates with me and I could not put it down. Mollie is just such a good writer with enormous appeal in her story – an excellent read on a rainy day.” ~ Rae Waterhouse

“I couldn’t get away for a holiday this year but was lucky enough to stumble across Mollie Mathews book Married by Christmas. With inviting backdrops of Italy and Fiji to set the scene and passionate but angst ridden leading characters, it makes the perfect holiday reading.” ~ Laura Virgo

“Beautiful. Resonated in my soul, gives me hope that I will meet my Prince one day and he will love me for who I am.” ~ Amazon Review

“A gorgeous escapist read. Loved the flirty spark between Max and Issy, and as for the location … sigh … I wanna be there. Will definitely be looking out for other books by this author. Recommended.” ~ Amazon Review

If this is the first time you have read a Passion Down Under story, you can easily read each book as a standalone. If you would like to know when the next book in the series is published, please go to my website and sign up to my newsletter. Thank you for your amazing support!

(First published as The Italian Billionaire’s Christmas Bride)

Other Contemporary Romances by Mollie Mathews:

Book 2: Bride of Gold

Fall in love with these contemporary heroes and heroines trying to overcome their fears and find true loveâ??read the other standalone books in the series to discover the friends and family who tumble into a once-in-a-lifetime-happily-ever-after affair of the heart themselves.

5-star Amazon reviews

King Lear

by William Shakespeare

King Lear is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1603 and 1606, and is considered one of his greatest works. The play is based on the legend of King Leir of Britain. It has been widely adapted for stage and screen, with the part of Lear being played by many of the world’s most accomplished actors.

Othello, The Moor of Venice

by William Shakespeare

Othello, The Moor of Venice is a tragedy by William Shakespeare based on the short story “Moor of Venice” by Cinthio, believed to have been written in approximately 1603. The work revolves around four central characters: Othello, his wife Desdemona, his lieutenant Cassio, and his trusted advisor Iago. Attesting to its enduring popularity, the play appeared in 7 editions between 1622 and 1705. Because of its varied themes â?? racism, love, jealousy and betrayal â?? it remains relevant to the present day and is often performed in professional and community theatres alike. The play has also been the basis for numerous operatic, film and literary adaptations.

As You Like It

by William Shakespeare

As You Like It is a pastoral comedy by William Shakespeare based on the novel Rosalynde by Thomas Lodge, believed to have been written in 1599 or early 1600. It features one of Shakespeare’s most famous and oft-quoted lines, “All the world’s a stage”, and has been adapted for radio, film, and musical theatre.


by William Shakespeare

Cymbeline is a play by William Shakespeare, based on an early Celtic British King. Although listed as a tragedy in the First Folio, modern critics often classify it as a romance. Like Othello, Measure for Measure, and The Winter’s Tale, it deals with the themes of innocence and jealousy. While its date of composition is unknown, the play is known to have been produced as early as 1611.

Antony and Cleopatra

by William Shakespeare

Antony and Cleopatra is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. It was first printed in the First Folio of 1623.

The plot is based on Thomas North’s translation of Plutarch’s Life of Markus Antonius and follows the relationship between Cleopatra and Mark Antony from the time of the Parthian War to Cleopatra’s suicide. The major antagonist is Octavius Caesar, one of Antony’s fellow triumvirs and the future first emperor of Rome. The tragedy is a Roman play characterized by swift, panoramic shifts in geographical locations and in registers, alternating between sensual, imaginative Alexandria and the more pragmatic, austere Rome. Many consider the role of Cleopatra in this play one of the most complex female roles in Shakespeare’s work. She is frequently vain and histrionic, provoking an audience almost to scorn; at the same time, Shakespeare’s efforts invest both her and Antony with tragic grandeur. These contradictory features have led to famously divided critical responses.

Bunte Bowls: So viel Vitamine in einer Schüssel, Inkl. 10 Tipps für eine schnellere Zubereitung (German Edition)

by Sophia Klein

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Ð?елÑ?Ñ?е лисÑ?Ñ?я (Russian Edition)

by Ð?икÑ?оÑ? Ð?оÑ?ман

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