Publisher : Chicago Review Press
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781613745144
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Abandoned pregnant and penniless on the teeming streets of London, 16-year-old Amber St. Clare manages, by using her wits, beauty, and courage, to climb to the highest position a woman could achieve in Restoration England—that of favorite mistress of the Merry Monarch, Charles II. From whores and highwaymen to courtiers and noblemen, from events such as the Great Plague and the Fire of London to the intimate passions of ordinary—and extraordinary—men and women, Amber experiences it all. But throughout her trials and escapades, she remains, in her heart, true to the one man she really loves, the one man she can never have. Frequently compared to Gone with the Wind, Forever Amber is the other great historical romance, outselling every other American novel of the 1940s—despite being banned in Boston for its sheer sexiness. A book to read and reread, this edition brings back to print an unforgettable romance and a timeless masterpiece.

Publisher : Chicago Review Press
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781556524042
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Abandoned pregnant and penniless on the teeming streets of London, 16-year-old Amber St. Clare manages, by using her wits, beauty, and courage, to climb to the highest position a woman could achieve in Restoration England—that of favorite mistress of the Merry Monarch, Charles II. From whores and highwaymen to courtiers and noblemen, from events such as the Great Plague and the Fire of London to the intimate passions of ordinary—and extraordinary—men and women, Amber experiences it all. But throughout her trials and escapades, she remains, in her heart, true to the one man she really loves, the one man she can never have. Frequently compared to Gone with the Wind, Forever Amber is the other great historical romance, outselling every other American novel of the 1940s—despite being banned in Boston for its sheer sexiness. A book to read and reread, this edition brings back to print an unforgettable romance and a timeless masterpiece.

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Category : Great Britain
ISBN : OCLC:939611399
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16-years-old and soon to have a child, Amber St Clare is abandoned on the teeming streets of London with no money. She manages by her wits and courage to climb to the highest position a woman can achieve in Restoration England. She becomes the mistress of Charles II.

Publisher : Little Apple
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 0590947257
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
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Amber's life has changed dramatically--her parents are divorced, her father lives in France, her best friend has moved to another state, and now her mother must decide whether to remarry.

Publisher : Daulton Publishing
Category : Fiction
ISBN :
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A perfect Christmas wedding, a snowstorm, and a shocking secret. What could go wrong? Susanna Lorican must marry the man she loves before the truth is discovered—or face the gossip of the ton. With an unexpected snowstorm injuring the minister, her future hangs in the balance. Viscount Camden Beckinworth vows to keep his bride safe, even if he must betray her confidence. When their love is put to the test, how will he uphold her honor without jeopardizing his own? – Warning: this sweet, complete historical romance novella features a brief scene where the heroine is assaulted. – Second edition. Newly revised and edited.

Publisher : Lulu.com
Category :
ISBN : 9781326803780
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Publisher : BearManor Media
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN :
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
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One of the most popular and controversial novels of the twentieth century was Forever Amber. In 1944, author Kathleen Winsor submitted multiple drafts to MacMillan, but when her story of Restoration England and the sexual exploits of beautiful Amber St. Clare was finally released, more than half of her composition had been edited out. Despite the excisions, many reviewers admired the story’s relevance, comparing Amber's fortitude during a plague and fire to that of the women who held hearth and home together through the blitzes of World War II. Others condemned the book, including the Catholic Church, for its blatant sexual references and perceived indecency. Fourteen U.S. states even banned the book as pornography. Despite the bans, Forever Amber sold over 100,000 copies in the first week of release and went on to sell over 3 million copies. Within a month after publication, the movie rights had been purchased by 20th Century Fox, despite the Hays Office having condemned the novel. To pacify them and other watchdogs, substantial changes were made to the script by Jerome Cady, Philip Dunne, and Ring Lardner, Jr. Production began but ran into immediate problems. Actress Peggy Cummins, originally cast as Amber, proved to be too inexperienced for the role, and she was replaced by Linda Darnell. Director John M. Stahl was also replaced after thirty-nine days of filming and more than $300,000 of production expenses. Otto Preminger took the director position, and the film proceeded, eventually costing nearly $4.5 million. The romantic Tehnicolor film co-tarred Cornel Wilde, Richard Greene, George Sanders, Dolores Hart, and Broadway veteran Jessica Tandy. Author Gary A. Smith sheds new light on the much maligned movie version of the bestselling novel and shows how misguided censorship can ultimately damage artistic expression. This research work also features glimpses into behind-the-scenes casting, costuming, and an appraisal of David Raksins original score. 206 pages. Illustrated with many rare photographs, including set photos from several cut scenes. Also includes many contemporary film reviews.

Publisher : Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9780375846731
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
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Lyra and Will find themselves at the center of a battle between the forces of the Authority and those gathered by Lyra's father, Lord Asriel.

Publisher :
Category : Religious poetry
ISBN : NYPL:33433112027713
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Publisher : Penguin Books, Limited (UK)
Category : Great Britain
ISBN : 0141009829
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 972

A book to read and reread, this reissue brings back to print an unforgettable romance and a timeless masterpiece.Abandoned pregnant and penniless on the teeming streets of London, sixteen-year-old Amber St. Clare uses her wits, beauty and courage to climb to the highest position a woman could achieve in Restoration England - that of favourite mistress of the Merry Monarch himself, Charles II. From whores and highwaymen to courtiers and noblemen, from the Great Plague and the Fire of London to the intimate passions of ordinary - and extraordinary - men and women, Amber experiences it all. But throughout her trials and escapades, she remains, in her heart, true to the one man she really loves, the one man she can never have ...