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Hopeless romantics and desperate wannabes ... whether you just can't get enough or want to know how to do it with epic proportions, this is the book you've been waiting for!

A collection of the most passionate and romantic love scenes ever written (or at least until 1942 when this book was published), conveniently presented in a single volume and ready to be pulled from your purse anytime you want to capture a few 'Calgon, take me away' moments.

Perfect summer reading whether your favorite spot is in a lounge chair at the beach, relaxing in a backyard hammock, gently rocking on a porch swing, or drifting along in the cockpit of your boat ... There's nothing like a good book, so you can only imagine what the best parts of 43 books are like! Priceless!

Excerpted from 43 classic novels of primarily the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries by famous writers, these historic love scenes hail from a variety of cultures and countries around the world yet convey the universal yearning for deep, romantic love, whether innocent, forbidden or otherwise.

The famed novelists range from Dostoievsky and Cervantes to Dumas, Hawthorne, and the Brontë sisters. The well-loved, classic stories include "Pride & Prejudice," "Lorna Doone," "Les Miserable," "Madame Bovary," "Sons and Lovers," "Of Human Bondage" and so many more.

Each excerpt is presented along with a short biography on the author and a brief overview of the story to give the love scene context.

A thoughtful gift for the newly engaged or married...


Complete List of Love Scenes
by Book, Author & Year Published
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“Cupid and Psyche” by Lucius Apuleius, 200 AD
“Aphrodite” by Pierre Louÿs, 1896
“The Last Days of Pompeii” by Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1834
“Thaïs” by Anatole France, 1890
“The Decameron” by Giovanni Boccaccio, 1352
“The Cloister and the Hearth” by Charles Reade, 1861
“Don Quixote” by Miguel de Cervantes, 1605
“The Bride of Lammermoor” by Sir Walter Scott, 1819
“The Scarlet Letter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1850
“Lorna Doone” by Richard Doddridge Blackmore, 1869
“The Man Who Laughs” by Victor Hugo, 1869
“Paul and Virginia” by Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, 1787
“The Count of Monte-Cristo” by Alexandre Dumas, 1844
“Tom Jones” by Henry Fielding, 1749
“Père Goriot” by Honoré de Balzac, 1835
“Les Misérables” by Victor Hugo, 1862
“Wilhelm Meister” by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1796
“Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen, 1813
“Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Brontë, 1847
“Wuthering Heights” by Emily Brontë, 1847
“David Copperfield” by Charles Dickens, 1850
“Vanity Fair” by William Makepeace Thackeray, 1847
“The Mill on the Floss” & “Adam Bede” by George Eliot, 1860, 1859
“The Ordeal of Richard Feverel” by George Meredith, 1859
“Barchester Towers” by Anthony Trollope, 1857
“Madame Bovary” by Gustave Flaubert, 1856
“Fathers and Sons” by Ivan Turgenev, 1862
“The Brothers Karamazov” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 1880
“Anna Karenina” by Leo Tolstoy, 1878
“Une Vie” by Guy de Maupassant, 1883
“Sapho” by Alphonse Daudet, 1884
“Nana” by Emile Zola, 1880
“The Lady of the Camellias” by Alexandre Dumas, fils, 1848
“The Return of the Native” by Thomas Hardy, 1878
“Green Mansions” by W.H. Hudson, 1904
“The Light that Failed” by Rudyard Kipling, 1890
“The Portrait of a Lady” by Henry James, 1880
“Evelyn Innes” by George Moore, 1898
“The Man of Property” by John Galsworthy, 1906
“The Rescue” by Joseph Conrad, 1920
“Sons and Lovers” by D.H. Lawrence, 1913
“Of Human Bondage” by W. Somerset Maugham, 1915


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"Great Love Scenes from Famous Novels"
Compiled and Edited by Carl P. Mason
New York, The New Home Library. 1942. 1st edition

428 pages.


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