John Toogood, qui vient de perdre son emploi de valet, rencontre Sukey Grimes, petite bonne impertinente dont la beauté piquante déchaîne aussitôt ses fantasmes les plus osés. Mais elle est trop innocente pour qu’il profite d’elle. Quand on lui propose un poste de majordome à la condition expresse qu’il soit marié, John demande la main de la jeune fille, qui accepte. Très vite, ils découvrent qu’ils s’entendent à merveille au lit. Pourtant, Sukey la rebelle a bien du mal à supporter l’autorité d’un époux si autoritaire et protecteur.
Listen to the Moon
Author: Rose Lerner
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
When upstairs valet meets downstairs maid, the line between work and play blurs. Lively St. Lemeston, Book 3 John Toogood dreamed of being valet to a great man...before he was laid off and blacklisted. Now he's stuck in small-town Lively St. Lemeston until London's Season opens and he can begin his embarrassing job hunt. His instant attraction to happy-go-lucky maid Sukey Grimes couldn't come at a worse time. Her manners are provincial, her respect for authority nonexistent, and her outdated cleaning methods-well, the less said about them, the better. Behind John's austere facade, Sukey catches tantalizing glimpses of a lonely man with a gift for laughter. Yet her heart warns her not to fall for a man with one foot out the door, no matter how devastating his kiss. Then he lands a butler job in town-but there's a catch. His employer, the vicar, insists Toogood be respectably married. Against both their better judgments, he and Sukey come to an arrangement. But the knot is barely tied when Sukey realizes she underestimated just how vexing it can be to be married to the boss... Warning: Contains a butler with a protective streak a mile wide, and a maid who enjoys messing up the bed a whole lot more than making it."
The Bedding Proposal
Author: Tracy Anne Warren
Swearing off of men after cruel lies ruined her reputation, scandalous divorcee Thalia Lennox, once a darling of the ton, is pursued by Lord Leo Byron who wants her as his mistress and wonders if she should let the very determined rake into her life—and her bed. By the New York Times best-selling author of The Trouble With Princesses. Original.
Sarah MacLean is a rapidly rising historical romance superstar, already rocketing to the stellar heights of Julia Quinn and Suzanne Enoch. She burst onto the New York Times bestseller list with her enchanting debut novel, Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake—and with her third wonderful Regency Era romp, Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke’s Heart, the divine Sarah solidifies her position as a romance writer to watch…and to read! The story of an impulsive and rebellious English miss, the source of endless society gossip, with improper intentions towards a handsome British lord who abhors even the hint of scandal, MacLean’s Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke’s Heart is a pure, unadulterated delight!
The Franco-Prussian War
Author: Geoffrey Wawro
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Wawro describes the Franco-Prussian War, 1870-71, that violently changed the course of European history.
Author: M. Pierce
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
"Tautly written, complex, and vibrating with a dark sensuality that will have you at once blushing and anxious. You'll think you have this book pegged . . . but you'll be wrong."-Christina Lauren, New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling authors of The Beautiful Bastard series From bestselling ebook author M. Pierce comes Night Owl, the first novel in a provocative erotic trilogy where an anonymous online writing partnership turns into an uncontrollable, passionate obsession At twenty-eight, Matt Sky has the perfect life. He has a beautiful girlfriend, a massive inheritance, and four national bestsellers-all penned under his airtight alias, M. Pierce. At twenty-seven, Hannah Catalano is a train wreck. Her boyfriend is a deadbeat and her job is abysmal. Matt and Hannah meet online as writing partners. Their relationship is safe, anonymous, and innocent... Until Matt sees a picture of Hannah. Hannah's picture sparks an attraction Matt is powerless to ignore. When circumstance brings Matt and Hannah together, the strangers begin a love story that's passionate, poignant, unforgettable, and unstoppable.
Author: Sascha Bru
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Biographical note: Sascha Bru, Genth University, Belgium; Peter Nicholls, University of Sussex, UK.
Author: Kim Law
Lee Ann London once had big plans...scholarship, college, love. Then she found herself raising her deceased sister's twin girls when their father disappeared. Now, with her beautiful girls, a community that depends on her, and her photography studio finally taking off, Lee Ann may not have the life she'd imagined, but it's definitely the one she wants. Until Cody, her bad-boy ex, returns to Sugar Springs...Cody's childhood put a chip on his shoulder the size of Texas. Bouncing around the foster care system, he was always the one to leave before anyone left him first. Then he found a place he wanted to stick: with Lee Ann, the best thing that ever happened to him. Only, he hurt her. Bad. He's back now, and determined to earn her forgiveness...and maybe win back her love while he's at it.
Sound—one of the central elements of poetry—finds itself all but ignored in the current discourse on lyric forms. The essays collected here by Marjorie Perloff and Craig Dworkinbreak that critical silence to readdress some of thefundamental connections between poetry and sound—connections that go far beyond traditional metrical studies. Ranging from medieval Latin lyrics to a cyborg opera, sixteenth-century France to twentieth-century Brazil, romantic ballads to the contemporary avant-garde, the contributors to The Sound of Poetry/The Poetry of Sound explore such subjects as the translatability of lyric sound, the historical and cultural roles of rhyme,the role of sound repetition in novelistic prose, theconnections between “sound poetry” and music, between the visual and the auditory, the role of the body in performance, and the impact of recording technologies on the lyric voice. Along the way, the essaystake on the “ensemble discords” of Maurice Scève’s Délie, Ezra Pound’s use of “Chinese whispers,” the alchemical theology of Hugo Ball’s Dada performances, Jean Cocteau’s modernist radiophonics, and an intercultural account of the poetry reading as a kind of dubbing. A genuinely comparatist study, The Sound of Poetry/The Poetry of Sound is designed to challenge current preconceptions about what Susan Howe has called “articulations of sound forms in time” as they have transformed the expanded poetic field of the twenty-first century.
Author: Greg Kerr
"Against a backdrop of dizzying urbanization, French utopian thinkers of the nineteenth century set out to explore the transformative possibilities of the modern metropolis. Linking literary analyses with diverse strands of cultural and intellectual history, this study considers how the utopian vision of the city in turn came to impinge on prose writing by poets: in Saint-Simonian literature, and in texts by Theophile Gautier, Charles Baudelaire and Arthur Rimbaud. At points steeped in the hyperbolic rhetoric of utopian projects, these texts nonetheless wear away at the internal coherence of that rhetoric and the idealizing meanings it supports. What emerges from Greg Kerr's analysis is a hitherto unfamiliar dimension of these writings, revealing the alertness of some of the greatest exponents of nineteenth-century poetry to the dynamic possibilities of utopian writing, and suggesting new ways to understand the evolution of poetic discourse across the century. Greg Kerr is Lecturer in French at the University of Lancaster."
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXX. THE LIFE OF THE TRADERS. Lonely trading posts--Skilful letter writers--Queer old Peter Fidler --Famous library--A remarkable will--A stubborn Highlander-- Life at Red River--Badly-treated Pangman--Founding trading houses--Beating up recruits--Priest Provenoher--A fur-trading mimic--Life far north--" Ruled with a rod of iron "--Seeking a fur country--Life in the canoe--A trusted trader--Sheaves of letters--A find in Edinburgh--Faithful correspondents--The Bishop's cask of wine--Red River, a "land of Canaan"-- Governor Simpson's letters--The gigantic Archdeacon writes-- "MacArgrave's" promotion--Kindly Sieveright--Traders and their books. It was an empire that Governor Simpson established in the solitudes of Rupert's Land. The chaos which had resulted from the disastrous conflict of the Companies was by this Napoleon of the fur trade reduced to order. Men who had been in arms against one another -- Macdonell against Macdonell, McLeod against McLeod -- learned to work together and gathered around the same Council Board. The trade was put upon a paying basis, the Indians were encouraged, and under a peaceful rule the better life of the traders began to grow up. It is true this social life was in many respects unique. The trading posts were often hundreds of miles apart, being scattered over the area from Labrador to New Caledonia. Still, during the summer, brigades of traders carried communications from post to post, and once or twice in winter the swift-speeding dog-trains hastened for hundreds of miles with letters' and dispatches over the icy wastes. There grew up during the well-nigh forty years of George Simpson's governorship a comradeship of a very strong and influential kind. Leading posts like York Factory on Hudson...