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Classic Ebooks: Romance

  • The Blue Castle

      by Lucy Maud Montgomery   Valancy lives a drab life with her overbearing mother and prying aunt. Then a shocking diagnosis from Dr. Trent prompts her to make a fresh start.

    CONKNovember 16, 2012
  • Rilla of Ingleside

      by Lucy Maud Montgomery   Anne’s children were almost grown up, except for pretty, high-spirited Rilla. No one could resist her bright hazel eyes and dazzling smile. Rilla, almost fifteen, can’t think any further ahead than going to her first dance at the Four Winds light…

    CONKAugust 26, 2010
  • Rainbow Valley

      by Lucy Maud Montgomery   Anne Shirley is grown up, has married her beloved Gilbert and now is the mother of six mischievous children. These boys and girls discover a special place all their own, but they never dream of what will happen when the strangest family moves int…

    CONKAugust 25, 2010
  • The Mountain Girl

      by Emma Payne Erskine   A delightful love-story, genuinely American in feeling and treatment.

    CONKJune 16, 2010
  • A Pair of Blue Eyes

      by Thomas Hardy   Elfride finds herself caught in a battle between her heart, her mind and the expectations of her parents and society. The novel is notable for the strong parallels to Hardy and his first wife Emma Gifford.

    CONKApril 1, 2010
  • Juvenilia – Volume III

      by Jane Austen   Perhaps as early as 1787, Austen began to write poems, stories, and plays for her own and her family’s amusement. Austen later compiled "fair copies" of these early works into three bound notebooks, now referred to as the "Juvenilia," containing p…

    CONKOctober 7, 2009
  • Juvenilia – Volume II

      by Jane Austen   Perhaps as early as 1787, Austen began to write poems, stories, and plays for her own and her family’s amusement. Austen later compiled "fair copies" these early works into three bound notebooks, now referred to as the "Juvenilia," containing piec…

    CONKOctober 7, 2009
  • Juvenilia – Volume I

      by Jane Austen   Perhaps as early as 1787, Austen began to write poems, stories, and plays for her own and her family’s amusement. Austen later compiled "fair copies" of these early works into three bound notebooks, now referred to as the "Juvenilia," containing p…

    CONKOctober 7, 2009
  • Far from the Madding Crowd

      by Thomas Hardy   Far from the Madding Crowd was the first of Hardy’s novels to apply the name of Wessex to the landscape of south-west England, and the first to gain him widespread popularity as a novelist.

    CONKSeptember 5, 2009
  • The Professor

      by Charlotte Brontë   The Professor was the first novel by Charlotte Brontë. It was originally written before Jane Eyre and rejected by many publishing houses, but was eventually published posthumously in 1857.

    CONKJuly 27, 2009
  • Lady Susan

      by Jane Austen   Austen’s "most wicked tale," Lady Susan is a short epistolary novel by Jane Austen, possibly written in 1794 but not published until 1871. Lady Susan is a selfish, attractive woman, who tries to trap the best possible husband while maintaining a r…

    CONKMay 21, 2009
  • Anne’s House of Dreams

      by Lucy Maud Montgomery   A chronicle of Anne’s early married life, as she and her childhood sweetheart Gilbert Blythe begin to build their life together.

    CONKNovember 3, 2008
  • Anne of the Island

      by Lucy Maud Montgomery   This is the continuing story of Anne Shirley and the third book in the Anne of Green Gables series. Anne attends Redmond College in Kingsport, where she is studying for her BA.

    CONKOctober 28, 2008
  • North and South

      by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell   North and South is a novel by Elizabeth Gaskell, first published in book form in 1855 originally appeared as a twenty-two-part weekly serial from September 1854 through January 1855 in the magazine Household Words, edited by Charles Dickens.

    CONKOctober 17, 2008
  • The Little Lady of the Big House

      by Jack London   A triangle romance provides the basis for a questioning of the meaning of masculinity, as well as an examination of agribusiness in California. Jack London said of this novel: "It is all sex from start to finish — in which no sexual adventure is…

    CONKOctober 10, 2008
  • Tess of the d’Urbervilles

      by Thomas Hardy   Young Tess Durbeyfield attempts to restore her family’s fortunes by claiming their connection with the aristocratic d’Urbervilles. But Alec d’Urberville is a rich wastrel who seduces her and makes her life miserable.

    CONKJuly 25, 2008
  • A Room with a View

      by E. M. Forster   This Edwardian social comedy explores love and prim propriety among an eccentric cast of characters assembled in an Italian pensione and in a corner of Surrey, England.

    CONKDecember 21, 2007
  • The Scarlet Letter

      by Nathaniel Hawthorne   The Scarlet Letter, published in 1850, is an American novel written by Nathaniel Hawthorne and is generally considered to be his magnum opus. Set in 17th-century Puritan Boston, it tells the story of Hester Prynne, who gives birth after committing…

    CONKAugust 10, 2007