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  • Details about Beautiful, dirty, rich : a novel

    Beautiful, dirty, rich : a novel

    J.D. Mason.

    A gripping new novel from bestselling author Mason about a wealthy Texas family and the recently released female convict who will reveal all their dirty secrets and inherit millions.…more

  • Details about Mistress no more

    Mistress no more

    Niobia Bryant.

    Award-winning author Bryant combines scandal, intrigue, and betrayal into one sizzling package, in which one woman taunts three former friends with the knowledge that she's having an affair with one of their husbands.…more

  • Details about The butterfly cabinet : a novel

    The butterfly cabinet : a novel

    Bernie McGill.

    Vivid, mysterious and unforgettable, The Butterfly Cabinet is Bernie McGill's engrossing portrayal of the dark history that intertwines two lives. Inspired by a true story of the death of the daughter of an aristocratic Irish family at the end of the nineteenth century, McGill powerfully tells this tale of two women whose lives will become upended by a newly told secret. The events begin when Maddie McGlade, a former nanny now in her nineties, receives a letter from the last of her charges and r……more

  • Details about The Borgia mistress : a novel

    The Borgia mistress : a novel

    Sara Poole.

    From the author of Poison and The Borgia Betrayal, comes a new historical thriller, featuring the same intriguing and beautiful heroine: Borgia court poisoner, Francesca Giordano Mistress of death Francesca Giordano - court poisoner to the House of Borgia - returns to confront an ancient atrocity that threatens to extinguish the light of the Renaissance and plunge the world into eternal darkness. As the enemies of Pope Alexander VI close in and the papal court is forced to flee from Rome, France……more

  • Details about Madame Bovary

    Madame Bovary

    by Gustave Flaubert ; translated by Lowell Bair ; edited and with an introduction by Leo Bersani.

    This exquisite novel tells the story of one of the most compelling heroines in modern literature--Emma Bovary. Unhappily married to a devoted, clumsy provincial doctor, Emma revolts against the ordinariness of her life by pursuing voluptuous dreams of ecstasy and love. But her sensuous and sentimental desires lead her only to suffering corruption and downfall. A brilliant psychological portrait, Madame Bovary searingly depicts the human mind in search of transcendence. Who is Madame Bovary? Flau……more

  • Details about The fortunes and misfortunes of the famous Moll Flanders & c ...

    The fortunes and misfortunes of the famous Moll Flanders & c ...

    Daniel Defoe ; edited by David Blewett.

    'I grew as impudent a Thief, and as dexterous as ever Moll Cut-Purse was' Born and abandoned in Newgate Prison, Moll Flanders is forced to make her own way in life. She duly embarks on a career that includes husband-hunting, incest, bigamy, prostitution and pick-pocketing, until her crimes eventually catch up with her. One of the earliest and most vivid female narrators in the history of the English novel, Moll recounts her adventures with irresistible wit and candour--and enough guile that the ……more

  • Details about The countess and the king : a novel of the Countess of Dorchester and King James II

    The countess and the king : a novel of the Countess of Dorchester and King James II

    Susan Holloway Scott.

    Katherine Sedley lived by her own rules and loved who she pleased- until she became the infamous mistress of King James II... London, 1675: Born to wealth and privilege, Katherine is introduced to the decadent court of King Charles II, and quickly becomes a favorite from the palace to the bawdy playhouses. She gleefully snubs respectable marriage to become the Duke of York's mistress. But Katherine's life of carefree pleasure ends when Charles II dies, and her lover becomes King James II. Sudden……more