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Claiming the Courtesan

Author : Anna Campbell
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The Duke of Kylemore knows her as Soraya, London's most celebrated courtesan. Men fight duels to spend an hour in her company. And only he comes close to taming her. Flying in the face of society, he decides to make her his bride; then, she vanishes, seemingly into thin air. Dire circumstances have forced Verity Ashton to barter her innocence and change her name for the sake of her family. But Kylemore destroys her plans for a respectable life when he discovers her safe haven. He kidnaps her, sweeping her away to his hunting lodge in Scotland, where he vows to bend her to his will. There he seduces her anew. Verity spends night after night with him in his bed . . . and though she still dreams of escape and independence, she knows she can never flee the unexpected, unwelcome love for the proud, powerful lover who claims her both body and soul.

The Courtesan Collection

Author : Anna Campbell
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3 books in 1 - Anna Campbell's dark, sexy Regency historicals featuring dark, sexy Regency heroes and the women who captivate them. 3 books in 1: Claiming the Courtesan, My Reckless Surrender and tempt the Devil - Anna Campbell's dark, sexy Regency historicals featuring dark, sexy Regency heroes and the women who captivate them. CLAIMING tHE COURtESAN the Duke of Kylemore knows her as Soraya, London's most celebrated courtesan. But dire circumstances have forced Verity Ashton to barter her innocence and change her name for the sake of her family. Flying in the face of society, Kylemore decides to make her his bride. He kidnaps her, sweeping her away to his hunting lodge where he vows to bend her to his will. MY RECKLESS SURRENDER A well-practiced rake, weary of easy conquests and empty pleasures, tarquin Vale, Earl of Ashcroft, knows women -and his every instinct warns him to beware of this one. Intent upon the seduction that will finally free her, Diana has set her sights on the notorious Ashcroft - never dreaming that there is much more to the enigmatic rogue than sin and deviltry. tEMPt tHE DEVIL From the moment Julian Southwood, Earl of Erith, first saw London's most notorious courtesan, Olivia Raines, he knew he must possess her. And when he discovers a scandal that could ruin her reputation, he knows just the way to use this damaging information to his most delightful advantage. But for both of them, falling in love will prove the greatest risk of all ...

New Approaches to Popular Romance Fiction

Author : Sarah S.G. Frantz
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Despite the prejudices of critics, popular romance fiction remains a complex, dynamic genre. It consistently maintains the largest market share in the American publishing industry, even as it welcomes new subgenres like queer and BDSM romance. Digital publishing originated in erotic romance, and savvy online communities have exploded myths about the genre's readership. Romance scholarship now reflects this diversity, transformed by interdisciplinary scrutiny, new critical approaches, and an unprecedented international dialogue between authors, scholars, and fans. These eighteen essays investigate individual romance novels, authors, and websites, rethink the genre's history, and explore its interplay of convention and originality. By offering new twists in enduring debates, this collection inspires further inquiry into the emerging field of popular romance studies.

A Pregnant Courtesan for the Rake

Author : Diane Gaston
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Claiming the courtesan's child… It's been more than three months, but Oliver Gregory still remembers the exquisite night he shared with a beautiful woman in Paris. Discovering her working at the discreet London gentlemen's club he owns comes as a shock…even more so when he realizes she's pregnant! Oliver knows the pain of being an outcast and will do all in his power to ensure his child is not born illegitimate. Cecilia will return to his bed…as his wife!

The Honest Courtesan

Author : Margaret F. Rosenthal
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The Venetian courtesan has long captured the imagination as a female symbol of sexual license, elegance, beauty, and unruliness. What then to make of the cortigiana onesta—the honest courtesan who recast virtue as intellectual integrity and offered wit and refinement in return for patronage and a place in public life? Veronica Franco (1546-1591) was such a woman, a writer and citizen of Venice, whose published poems and familiar letters offer rich testimony to the complexity of the honest courtesan's position. Margaret F. Rosenthal draws a compelling portrait of Veronica Franco in her cultural social, and economic world. Rosenthal reveals in Franco's writing a passionate support of defenseless women, strong convictions about inequality, and, in the eroticized language of her epistolary verses, the seductive political nature of all poetic contests. It is Veronica Franco's insight into the power conflicts between men and women—and her awareness of the threat she posed to her male contemporaries—that makes her literary works and her dealings with Venetian intellectuals so pertinent today. Combining the resources of biography, history, literary theory, and cultural criticism, this sophisticated interdisciplinary work presents an eloquent and often moving account of one woman's life as an act of self-creation and as a complex response to social forces and cultural conditions. "A book . . . pleasurably redolent of Venice in the 16th-century. Rosenthal gives a vivid sense of a world of salons and coteries, of intricate networks of family and patronage, and of literary exchanges both intellectual and erotic."—Helen Hackett, Times Higher Education Supplement The Honest Courtesan is the basis for the film Dangerous Beauty (1998) directed by Marshall Herskovitz. (The film was re-titled The Honest Courtesan for release in the UK and Europe in 1999.)

The Indian Law Reports

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The Indian Decisions New Series

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The Law Reports of British India

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The Courtesan s Revenge

Author : Frances Wilson
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Harriette Wilson was the most desired and the most dangerous woman in Regency London. This highly acclaimed biography reveals for the first time the true story behind her sensational life and scandalous 'Memoirs'. When her former lovers - including much of the British aristocracy - turned against her, she knew exactly how to take revenge . . . 'A wonderful book. Much more than a biography of one attractive, witty woman, it offers a deft analysis of how Britain dealt with celebrity, sex, power and popular journalism in an age that bears remarkable similarities to our own . . . Frances Wilson is not only a first-rate scholar but also a wonderful storyteller who manages to get inside her namesake's famously creamy skin and tell her story with wit and understanding.' Kathryn Hughes, Mail on Sunday 'Lively and stylish . . . Reveals how dangerous the courtesan who operated at the heart of the political world was thought to be.' Anne Sebba, Spectator 'Harriette's story is deftly and stylishly told. It beats most novels with its rich ingredients.' Frances Spalding, Daily Mail

The Virtuous Courtesan

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Inherited: one mistress! Gavin Stone discovers on his brother's death that, to inherit his estate, he must also take on his mistress! Gavin never thought that claiming his inheritance could be so pleasurable…Sarah is horrified—she never thought she would be passed on as if she were a chattel—but what choice does she have? And Gavin will expect a practised seducer when, in reality, she is as unschooled as a debutante! But just maybe an innocent courtesan is what it will take to thaw this rake's heart…

From Courtesan To Convenient Wife Mills Boon Historical Matches Made in Scandal Book 2

Author : Marguerite Kaye
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Every woman wants to marry him... But what if he's already taken?

Tempt the Devil

Author : Anna Campbell
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Stormy, sensuous Regency noir from Avon's rising star For Olivia Raines, London's most notorious courtesan, and the infamous Julian Southwood, Earl of Erith, falling in love will be the greatest risk of all in this wicked and wild romance from Anna Campbell. Any man in London would worship her. Yet Olivia is, quite frankly, bored of them all. Despite her many dalliances, she's never felt true passion, never longed for any lover's touch ... until Julian, London's most notoriously wanton rake, decided to make her his mistress. From the moment he first saw her, Julian knew he must possess her. And when he discovers her greatest secret, a scandal that could ruin her reputation and end her career, he knows just the way to use this damaging information to his most delightful advantage. He offers Olivia a deal with the devil: he'll keep her secret ... if she allows him the chance to show her true ecstasy. But Olivia must be careful, for Julian has a secret of his own: he will not rest until she is completely, shamelessly his. 'takes your breath away ... an unforgettable powerhouse romance' ROMANtIC tIMES

Untouched

Author : Anna Campbell
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A second dark and dangerous romance from the rising star of regency noir A second dark and dangerous romance from the rising star of regency noir. 'I am many things,' Lord Sheene said. 'Kind is not one of them.' Beautiful Grace Paget has no reason to doubt these words. After all, she was kidnapped, spirited away to a remote country manor, and told she is to grant this man his every desire ... or lose her life. But Grace is no common trollop. So she risks everything to save her virtue by planning a daring escape, even though she finds herself tempted by this dangerously handsome man. there is something in his eyes that makes her wonder if he is not as cruel as he would have her believe ... Sheene knew nothing of the plan to bring him this woman. Locked up as a prisoner, called 'mad' by all of society, he will do anything to reclaim his life, and Grace's sensuous beauty has distracted him from his goals. And although he finds her irresistible, he is horrified to hold her against her will. Now, together, they must both revolt against the strange set of circumstances that have forced them together - for only then will Grace truly surrender to him ... forever. 'Anna Campbell writes a breathtaking historical romance! Untouched is magnificent. Five Blue Ribbons.' Romance Junkies 'Anna Campbell is an amazing, daring new voice in romance' Lorraine Heath

Madonna Or Courtesan

Author : Livia Bitton Jackson
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Seven Nights in a Rogue s Bed

Author : Anna Campbell
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The sensuous new novel from the Queen of Regency Noir - book 1 in the Sons of Sin series. WILL A WEEK OF SEDUCtION ... Desperate to save her sister's life, Sidonie Forsythe has agreed to submit herself to a terrible fate: Beyond the foreboding walls of Castle Craven, a notorious, hideously scarred scoundrel will take her virtue over the course of seven sinful nights. Yet instead of a monster, she encounters a man like no other. And during this week, she comes to care for Jonas Merrick in ways that defy all logic-even as a dark secret she carries threatens them both. ... SPARK A LIFEtIME OF PASSIONAtE SURRENDER? Ruthless loner Jonas knows exactly who he is. Should he forget, even for a moment, the curse he bears, a mere glance in the mirror serves as an agonizing reminder. So when the lovely Sidonie turns up on his doorstep, her seduction is an even more delicious prospect than he originally planned. But the hardened outcast is soon moved by her innocent beauty, sharp wit, and surprising courage. Now as dangerous enemies gather at the gate to destroy them, can their new, fragile love survive?

Ninon a Courtesan of Quality

Author : Lillian Day
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Antonio and Mellida Antonio s Revenge The Malcontent The Dutch Courtesan Sophonisba

Author : John Marston
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This edition brings together Marston's five major plays in one volume. Included here are Antonio and Mellida, Antonio's Revenge, The Malcontent, Measure for Measure, The Dutch Courtesan, andSophonisba. Under the general Editorship of Michael Cordner , the texts of the plays have been newly edited and are presented with modernized spelling and punctuation. This edition provides a critical introduction based on an informed understanding of the texts as scripts for the stage.

Scenes from a courtesan s life The government clerks

Author : Honoré de Balzac
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Captive of Sin

Author : Anna Campbell
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The rising star of our Avon list returns with more passionate, sensual Regency Noir ... 'Campbell holds readers captive with her highly intense, emotional, sizzling and dark romances ... HOT' ROMANTIC TIMES Top Pick they each have their secrets ... Enter a world of passion and daring with Anna Campbell When Sir Gideon trevithick returns to Cornwall after a horrific imprisonment in India he stumbles upon a beaten and frightened girl. Gideon feels an affinity for the waif's suffering and offers help - little does he realize the girl is Lady Charis Weston, England's greatest heiress. Charis has managed to escape her brutal stepbrothers, who tried to force her to marry a wastrel, but the only way she can remain safe is with Gideon's protection. they elope to Jersey, where Charis begins to fall in love with the handsome hero who rescued her, unaware of his dark secrets. And for Gideon, overwhelming passion defeats his demons as he finds rapture in Charis's arms. 'Campbell holds readers captive with her highly intense, emotional, sizzling and dark romances' ROMANtIC tIMES (4 1/2 starred review) 'this author's work transcends typical Regency conventions to create some of the best books in the marketplace.' Affaire de Coeur

The Weight of Frivolous Matters

Author : Juan Wang
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