Thomas and Mary have been married for thirty years. They have two children, a dog, a house in the suburbs. But after years of drifting apart, things – finally – come to a head. In this love story in reverse, Tim Parks recounts what happens when youthful devotion has long given way to dog walking, separate bed times, and tensions over who left the fridge door open. Lurching from comedy to tragedy, via dependence, cold re-examination, tenderness and betrayal, Thomas and Mary is a fiercely intimate chronicle of a marriage – capturing the offshoots of pain sent through an entire family, when the couple at its heart decide it’s all over.
Sometimes, in order to find happiness, you just need… fall back in time. It is a romantic story about a medical student called John. He met beautiful Mary. It could be a very happy tale. But is it real to cheat the fate? Will the time come when young people will have to break up? And is there a way to manage someone's life, space and time? Look for answers in the story by Olga Mitkina "Love through the time".
Thomas Hardy was an English novelist and poet. A Pair of Blue Eyes - third published novel, but not his third novel. This is because the very first novel he completed, he never published, and in fact he destroyed the manuscript. This is the story about the love triangle of a young woman, Elfride Swancourt, and her two suitors from very different backgrounds.
This is a love story that spans fifty years, three lives, two continents and an ocean. It tells of school teacher Etta, who settles in the Canadian prairies during the Great Depression and of the two pupils who fall in love with her: Russell, a city boy who takes to farming despite his twisted leg, and Otto, who struggles in school but always tries hard - even when he's sent to fight a war in a distant land. It is a story of love and joy, pain and passion, memory and forgetting - and one incredible journey. It is the story of Etta and Otto and Russell and James.
Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu (1814 -1873) was an Irish writer of Gothic novels, one of the most influential ghost story writers of the nineteenth century. As an excellent example of a. Victorian mystery, "Guy Deverell" has everything you need: an old countryside manor house with a set of colorful characters and ambiguous relationships between them. Treason, intrigues, conspiracy and a burning desire for revenge - what a wonderful way to start an exciting and unpredictable story!
Thomas Love Peacock (1785-1866) was an English novelist, poet, and official of the East India Company. The final novel of Thomas Love Peacock followed the others after a silence of 30 years, its typical Peacockian format intact an idyllic, country house setting, a genial host, many opinionated guests, and a romantic love interest. Like all of Peacocksnovels, Gryll Grange dissects the philosophy, manners, and culture of his day through a sparkling cocktail of dialogue and poetry.
Thomas Love Peacock (1785-1866) was an English novelist, poet, and official of the East India Company. The final novel of Thomas Love Peacock followed the others after a silence of 30 years, its typical Peacockian format intact an idyllic, country house setting, a genial host, many opinionated guests, and a romantic love interest. Like all of Peacocks novels, Gryll Grange dissects the philosophy, manners, and culture of his day through a sparkling cocktail of dialogue and poetry.
A level 3 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. Written for Learners of English by William Shakespeare. There are broken hearts and kisses and then weddings, so this is a story about love. There are actors who are funny because they cannot act, so it is also a story that makes people laugh. And there are fairies, spirits of the night, so it is a story about mischief and magic too. What happens when love and laughter come together with magic in an Athenian forest? A Midsummer Night's Dream was written in about 1596 and is one of Shakespeare's most popular plays. It has been retold for Bookworms, not as a play, but as a story.
Sir Henry Rider Haggard was an English writer of adventure novels set mostly in Africa, and a founder of the Lost World literary genre. Stella Fregelius is a story of the overlapping fates of three people in a northern coastal region of England. The story follows Morris Monk, an aspiring inventor, as he gets engaged to his cousin, Mary Porson, and soon complicates things by falling in love with the daughter of the new church rector, Stella Fregelius. And Mr. Meeson's Will is the story of Mr. Meeson, the greedy and wealthy owner of a publishing house. Augusta Smithers is a young writer who enters into an unfair contract with Meeson. In order to make a fresh start she boards a steamer bound for New Zealand only to find her enemy is on the same ship.
Thomas Love Peacock was an English novelist, poet, and official of the East India Company. "The Misfortunes of Elphin" is a awesome novella. It is set in a somewhat historically fanciful Arthurian Britain which incorporates many Welsh legends, but avoids all supernatural and mystical elements. Seithenyn appears as a major character.
A level 1 Oxford Bookworms Library graded readers. Retold for Learners of English by Jennifer Bassett. A woman and a man… words of love whispered on a summer night. Later, there is a child, but no wedding-ring. And then the man leaves the first woman, finds a younger woman, marries her… It's an old story. Yes, it's an old, old story. It happens all the time – today, tomorrow, a hundred years ago. People don't change. But this story, set among the green hills of southern England, has something different about it. Perhaps it is only a dream, or perhaps it is magic – a kind of strange dark magic that begins in the world of dreams and phantoms…