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Favorite Love Stories

by (author) F. Scott Fitzgerald, Guy Maupassant, O. Henry, Sarah Orne Jewett, Wilkie Collins, Anthony Trollope, Mark Twain, Mary Stewart Cutting, Henry Webster, Winston Marks, Mary Russell Mitford, L.M. Montgomery, David Jacob Knight, Francis A. Durivage, W.W. Jacobs, Pedro de Alarcon, F. Clifford Smith, Josephine Daskam Bacon, Frank R. Stockton, Louis Beck, Ellis Parker Butler & Frances Henshaw Baden

read by Cindy Hardin Killavey, Jim Roberts, Donna Barkman, Patrick Grimes, Jessica Bradley, Kevin Killavey, Walter Zimmerman, Walter Covell, Jack Benson & Pat Bottino

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Stories of love and romance in 23 varieties


From the very first lovers, Adam and Eve, to what romance might be like in the future, this collection sparkles with whimsy and good old-fashioned romance. A veritable box of chocolates without the calories! Titles include:


"The Kingdom of Joy" by Mary Stewart Cutting
"Bread and Butter" by Henry Webster
"Mate in Two Moves" by Winston K. Marks
"The Beauty of the Village" by Mary Russell Mitford
"Miss Dulane and My Lord" by Wilkie Collins
"The Courtship of Susan Bell" by Anthony Trollope
"A Sandshore Wooing" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
"The Love of Frank Nineteen" by David Knight
"The Offshore Pirate" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
"Love in a Cottage" by Francis A. Durivage
"In the Moonlight" by Guy de Maupassant
"A Mixed Proposal" by W. W. Jacobs
"Captain Veneno's Proposal" by Pedro de Alarcon
"Adam and Eve's Diary" by Mark Twain
"The Love-Philtre of Ikey Schoenstein" by O. Henry
"A Pair of Boots" by F. Clifford Smith
"The Courting of Lady Jane" by Josephine Daskam Bacon
"Love Before Breakfast" by Frank R. Stockton
"Enderby's Courtship" by Louis Beck
"Lovers Leap" by Ellis Parker Butler
"The Courting of Sister Wisby" by Sarah Orne Jewett
"Edna's Sacrifice" by Frances Henshaw Badin
"The One Girl" by Henry Webster


About the authors

Francis Scott (Key) Fitzgerald's (1896-1940) posthumous literary reputation has remained consistently strong despite many highs and lows throughout his brief life. His best-known novel, The Great Gatsby (1925) remains a critical favorite along with Tender is the Night (1934). Most of Fitzgerald's works are loosely based on his life, including his wife Zelda's insanity and his appreciation for personal indulgence and self-destructive excess.

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Guy de Maupassant was a popular French writer, considered one of the fathers of the modern short story.

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William Sydney Porter, better known by his pen name O. Henry, was an American short story writer. His stories are known for their surprise endings.

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Wilkie Collins (1824–1899) was an English novelist, playwright, and short-story writer best known for his pioneering works The Woman in White and The Moonstone. A master of sensation fiction, which was a precursor to modern-day suspense, Collins also wrote piercingly about the social and domestic issues of the Victorian era.Like his friend and collaborator Charles Dickens, Collins serialized his work. He perfected the form and kept his audience clamoring for the next installment week after week. His innovative narrative structure, intricate plots, and keen grasp of suspense won him international acclaim. One of the most influential writers of his time, Collins has had a lasting impact on the mystery genre and continues to enthrall new fans.

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Anthony Trollope was an English novelist of the Victorian era. Among his best-known works is a series of novels collectively known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire, which revolves around the imaginary county of Barsetshire. He also wrote novels on political, social, and gender issues, and other topical matters.

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Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Missouri in 1835. He is the author of several American classics, including The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. Often referred to as “The Father of American Literature,” Twain is hailed as one of the greatest writers of all time. Additionally, he was an avid inventor and entrepreneur, and worked as a riverboat pilot for a few years of his life. In 1910, he passed away in Redding, Connecticut.

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Lucy Maud Montgomery had her first poem published at the age of 15 and after completing college she worked for a short time as a journalist before becoming a teacher. In 1908 Anne of Green Gables was published to huge acclaim with Anne of Avonlea coming soon after. Many successful novels followed but by late 1930s, due to personal troubles, illness and depression, she stopped writing. Lucy Maud Montgomery died in 1942 and was buried on her beloved Prince Edward Island.

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Jim Roberts (Cornell ’71) became a member of the Lynah Faithful as an undergraduate, when he was fortunate to watch the Big Red teams coached by Ned Harkness, including the undefeated national champions of 1969-70. He is the author of two books about music and served as editor and publisher of Cornell Alumni Magazine for fourteen years.

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Jessica Bradley, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario and formerly Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, has curated numerous exhibitions including a number of projects with Betty Goodwin. Among them, she organized the exhibition of Betty Goodwin: Signs of Life (National Gallery fo Canada and Art Gallery of Windsor).

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