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Love Stories (1990) [Anthology]
by H. E. Bates Elizabeth Bowen Colette Catherine Cookson Jilly Cooper Daphne du Maurier Judy Gardiner George Gissing Frank Harris Audrie Manley-Tucker Guy de Maupassant Rosamunde Pilcher Jean Stubbs Ivan Turgenev John Updike Edith Wharton Stella Whitelaw Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

There are as many love stories as there are people in the world. Each person and each story is unique. For centuries the theme of love has held a special fascination for the writer of short stories, and with each new addition to the genre a fresh and equally compelling aspect of love is revealed. In this engaging collection of love stories, a host of widely known and widely divergent authors ruminate on the many facets of love.

The observations of Edith Wharton, Ivan Turgenev, and Colette appear, as do the reflections of modern authors like John Updike, Catherine Cookson, and Rosamunde Pilcher. In these stories we find the sweetness of rose-tinted romance hovering around the sourness of love betrayed. We revel in both love in bloom and love mellowing in an autumn affair. Each of these beautifully crafted and atmospheric short stories demonstrates the power of ageless love.

A lazy summer on the Cornish coast changes Rosamunde Pilcher's "Lalla" from a girl to a woman.

Catherine Cookson's "Miss Geraldine Parkington" bids a bold farewell to a long life of loneliness and lovelessness.

John Updike's "A Constellation of Events" watches the first glimmer of adultery become a never-to-be-forgotten starburst.

A runaway rabbit plays Cupid for a leggy redheaded secretary in Jilly Cooper's delightfully quirky "The Square Peg."

"Kiss Me Again, Stranger," says Daphne du Maurier's sleepy-eyed siren when a young man follows her home on a dark London evening.

For romantics everywhere, a bouquet of fiery passion and lingering sweetness.

Contents:

  • Miss Geraldine Parkington by Catherine Cookson
  • The Chairmender by Guy de Maupassant
  • A Constellation of Events by John Updike
  • The Kepi by Colette
  • The Square Peg by Jilly Cooper
  • First Love: A Confession by Frank Harris
  • Kiss Me Again, Stranger by Daphne du Maurier
  • When Love Isn't Enough by Stella Whitelaw
  • A Girl I Used to Know by Rosamunde Pilcher
  • Joe Johnson by H.E. Bates
  • Snow Storm by Jean Stubbs
  • The Letters by Edith Wharton
  • Ethel Crowther by Audrie Manley-Tucker
  • The Curious Courtship of Mrs. Blishen by Judy Gardiner
  • Comrades in Arms by George Gissing
  • The Needlecase by Elizabeth Bowen
  • The District Doctor by Ivan Turgenev
  • Lalla by Rosamunde Pilcher

Original title: Love Stories
Original languages: English

Quotes:

Genre: FictionRomance


The following works are contained within this one:
     Girl I Used to Know, a (1988) [Short Story]
      Author: Rosamunde Pilcher
     Lalla (1990) [Short Story]
      Author: Rosamunde Pilcher

Edition #1: Love Stories

Love Stories (1990)
Edition Details:

Language: English


Introduction by: Rosamunde Pilcher Lynn Curtis
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Manifested in:

Love Stories (1996)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York, NY
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9780312957568
Pages: 324

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