In the 19th Century, was a maiden who had it all. For she was youthful, gorgeous, smart, talented, and charming. Veronica was her name, for she had so much passion and virtue, as she was the daughter of the duke. She had swept many men off her feet, but only they swept off hers. The Prince's of the Kingdom; Alexander and Charles. But she could only have one. Yet how could she when both of them had her Heart? Or perhaps...maybe she's in love with another...Charlotte.
The Idiot is a novel by the 19th-century Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky. It was first published serially in the journal The Russian Messenger in 1868–69. The title is an ironic reference to the central character of the novel, Prince (Knyaz) Lev Nikolayevich Myshkin, a young man whose goodness, open-hearted simplicity and guilelessness lead many of the more worldly characters he encounters to mistakenly assume that he lacks intelligence and insight. In the character of Prince Myshkin, Dostoevsky set himself the task of depicting "the positively good and beautiful man." The novel examines the consequences of placing such a unique individual at the centre of the conflicts, desires, passions and egoism of worldly society, both for the man himself and for those with whom he becomes involved. Joseph Frank describes The Idiot as "the most personal of all Dostoevsky's major works, the book in which he embodies his most intimate, cherished, and sacred convictions." It includes descriptions of some of his most intense personal ordeals, such as epilepsy and mock execution, and explores moral, spiritual and philosophical themes consequent upon them. His primary motivation in writing the novel was to subject his own highest ideal, that of true Christian love, to the crucible of contemporary Russian society. The artistic method of conscientiously testing his central idea meant that the author could not always predict where the plot was going as he was writing. The novel has an awkward structure, and many critics have commented on its seemingly chaotic organization. According to Gary Saul Morson, "The Idiot violates every critical norm and yet somehow manages to achieve real greatness." Dostoevsky himself was of the opinion that the experiment was not entirely successful, but the novel remained his favourite among his works. In a letter to Strakhov he wrote: "Much in the novel was written hurriedly, much is too diffuse and did not turn out well, but some of it did turn out well. I do not stand behind the novel, but I do stand behind the idea.
Jiang Ying Yue is the worlds best female spy in the 21st century who excels in both martial arts and medical skills. After suffering a tragic death by the hands of her older sister, Ying Yue is reborn in the body of Jiang Manor's second young miss of the Xi empire. The previous host's parents ignored her due to her weak and sickly body and left her in her courtyard for years. Now reborn, Ying Yue will no longer be the previous weak and useless second young miss, but a peerless genius of martial arts and medicine who has even bewitched the devilishly handsome supreme sovereign.
widowed emperor Azazel and ducal princess Persephone have both experienced massive changes in their lives . with Azazel connecting with his abandoned daughter Ambrosia , and Persephone separating from her family to create a life of her own as the archmage of Inca empire . and barely have they adjusted to it , when another massive turning point mes in tow in the form of a proposal . an arrangement ―that is all this marriage was . they both decided to themselves . but what if it starts blooming into something more ? what does fate have in store for them , and what trials await them in future ?
Austen adalah pangeran pertama di Kekaisaran Vlattilyn. Dia terlahir dengan kekuatan spesial yang tidak biasa. Saat nyawanya berada dalam bahaya, dia berhasil melarikan diri. Namun, Hutan Terlarang adalah satu-satunya yang terlintas sebagai tempat pelarian. Lalu ketika dia berpikir bahwa dia hampir mati, seorang gadis misterius datang menyelamatkannya. Gadis dengan iris serupa safir yang dicarinya ke seluruh negeri. Tapi siapa yang mengira bahwa gadis yang ingin dia temukan malah terkurung dalam penjara istananya. Dia bahkan hampir membunuh gadis itu dua kali.
Fox King Yan Shuchang's heart was as cold as the arctic sea, his children feared him for the tyrant that he was when they knew that he kept their mother chained for thousands of years behind an impenetrable wall made from flames of fox magic. His love trial in the human realm led him on the path of destruction, plunging the entire fox race into a time of great despair. On answering an invitation to a sect banquet, his chilly blue eyes could not help but follow the movements of a lowly servant girl. The Fox King is left with but one choice to either swallow his pride by opening his heart to a lowly born or choose to remain aloof and keep his pure bloodline. ------------ Sequel to Rebirth of a Villainess -------------- Cultivation Series: *Rebirth of a Villainess (Book 1) *The Demon Lord's Fiery Wife (Book 2) *Pill Master's Depraved Underling (Book 3) *Destined Bride of the Fox King (Book 4) *How to Capture a Death God (Book 5) *The Scoundrel's Reluctant Bride (Book 6) *Bewitched by the Demon Lord (Book 7) Tags: #battlefield, #commander, #peasant, #elixir, #empire, #domination, #monarch, #furry #martial world, #cauldron, #historical, #china #nobles, #xuanhuan, #bl, #yaoi, #lgbt, #faerie #villainess, #world hopping, #wuxia, #xianxia, #female protagonist, #rebirth, #fl, #ml #abduction #kidnapped #novella, #strongml #strongfl #gumiho #witchcraft #mistress, #imperial, historical #reincarnation, #hiddengem, #warlock, #novelette #faceslapping, #face slapping, #demon king, #demon, #antagonist, #eastern fantasy, #diabolical, #gender bender
The girl who was being ignored by her own father after the death of her mother for which her father blames her for the mothers death, not only that the step mother was no less, kept abusing her physically and mentally. Finally a day came when she will be leaving this house marrying the duke of Cornwall, she thought she will be loved by her husband like she read in books, but alas how wrong she was. Her husband was so cold and sometimes abusive to her. Will she be strong enough to save her marriage or will she run away? Come and read this story to find the journey of this Lady. the book cover is not mine*
Selma is an eighteen year old girl who is renowned for her dancing ability throughout all of America. During a trip to her next competition in Greece things take a turn for the worse and she dies. Selma then wakes up in a foreign place as an ancient dancer who is also an assassin. And in Ancient Greece to boot? As the sparks of war begin, Selma finds herself in the midst of it by acting as a spy for the Greek army to the Romans. As she meets the handsome Roman emperor, Juno, whom she must kill, Selma’s feelings and plan begin to waver. Will she kill the Roman Emperor and guide her to land to victory or will she betray her people and accept the Roman emperor’s love? Forbidden love? Check. Enemies who become lovers? Check. Strong female lead? Check. War and suspense? Check
Athena is nicknamed the princess of beauty, her face is so enchanting one would fall in love with her in just one day.As a selfish princess she naturally had everything she ever what's. All except the receiving the love of first love, Duke Lukariah. Who was in love with someone else. After Athena's dear elder brother finally becomes emperor and the first thing he does is sends Athena to marry a man 10 years older then her merely in exchange for land.After 2 years of consist abuse from him decides to try her luck and escape, however she was caught and ended being beaten to death by him. But when she opens her eyes, she somehow back before everything has happened.Her brother isn't emperor yet and she hasn't been married of.To stop her future death that's yet to occur she must gain the trust of her elder brother, stop her unrequited love and earn power to protect herself. In the end will she able to run away away to life a peaceful life with her little black cat? * * *
Caelum Lucelence Evigheden was a greedy human seeking for a wife to continue the bloodline of Grand Duke. His ventures as Vadon’s hero, The Great Asura Knight Of The Sun tore his emotions and body apart—leaving him desperate. As women refused him and called him a man befitting a beast, Caelum was left deprived of any and all affections of love. Thus tricked by his younger brother who coveted his noble position after realizing his weakness, Caelum and his overbearing greed followed the path towards his soon to be doom just as his younger brother desired. The traitorous man he was, he climbed the world tree and drank the fountain of youth’s waters. As a result, the Elven King, cursed Caelum by the blessing of Atarah and he became a real beast. With wings of a Pegasus, the body of a lion, and the face of a wyvern, he lived immortally as the guardian of the world tree after realizing his efforts to return home became futile. The beastly creature that was Caelum lived that way for seven painstaking centuries. Lonelier than he was as a human—that was, until he met her. Yeona Eirlys Amardad D’ Eridya. A beautiful princess of the Elven kingdom who, the Elven King—as his last selfish will—suddenly decided she would be his fiancée and wife to be. To him, he was her protector. But to her, he was her first love. The beast Caelum. The first Queen Yeona. Two extremely large opposites. But one hastily made proposal by an old king’s selfish whims.
The end of World War I was supposed to bring peace, an end to turmoil. But then, the inner turmoil begins. Unspoken pain, unspoken certainties, who will be the first to make the move... and wanting desperately to find someone to love you for who you are... we have all been there. The thrill of that first moment when you think you are in love, and when you can't tell the difference between wanting to be in love versus actually loving. Seeming short but long, seeming long but short... Victoria will have to find her path and her way of loving both herself and others around her. And to distinguish what is real versus what is desired. Thank you so much for all your support, for reading, for gifting, for contributing your hard-earned Power Stones. In the end, this novel is about vulnerability, and how comfortable we are with facing our vulnerabilities and "being" despite the pain and uncertainties that confront us every time we choose a path. So as you read, take a moment to think about yourself, your vulnerabilities, your pain, and remember what it was like at that moment and how long it took for you to overcome it. And don't judge Victoria, Vernon, Serena, and the Callahan men so harshly... And how now, all that seems to be a hazy, distant memory.
The First Princess of Wu Empire Kai Shi was born on a stormy night. Her mother murdered, she lived forgotten for over a decade. One day her Father the Emperor visited her and announced her wedding to the only son of the Northern Mountain Kingdom, Jun. Her life now changed forever. Will she find love and avenge her mother death. Her story has just begun.
Sora, a hopeless woman died in a car crash and was brought to the past where she woke up in a war camp of a cold general. With her general by her side, she will discover the unbelievable truth that will threaten her life. Will she live on? or will she disappear as a beautiful memory? But a certain general won't let her go away, he would rather let the kingdom burn than letting a scratch on her. With hands holding on each others, they walked through the gate of the city as fire burnt behind them.
The king has hosted a ball for any eligible maiden in the kingdom to present themself and have a chance to become the crown prince’s wife. Instead of attending herself, however, Madeline Fitzgerald pushes her younger stepsister to attend instead. ”Ella, remember what I said. Tonight, fall in love—be it the crown prince or any other noble—just make sure they are not betrothed.” But when Elleanor forgets a precious brooch at home, its Madeline’s job to return it to her. That night, however, she comes face to face with the infamous Dragon General, Diabel Protéger. Madeline had given up on things like marriage and love, but perhaps...? **mild swearing**
Ana Agustin woke up in another world without knowing what had happened to her body on Earth. Now, she have to survive in this world and live as the woman named 'Daisy' for as long as she can. However, as time passes by, she unintentionally discovered one secret after another. Some of those secrets might even put her life in danger. Will she be able to survive for more than a year, or was she meant to die from the very beginning?