The novel in the letters "Dangerous Liaisons" the only epistolary novel by the French general Shoderlo de Laclo (1741-1803) is recognized as the best novel of the 18th century and according to the author's memoirs is based on real events. The novel creates a vivid image of French aristocratic society on the eve of the French Revolution. The Great World Aristocracy, for the sake of its own whim, easily sacrifices fate, without thinking that the game is paid for by human life.
According to legend, the creation of the novel Gone with the Wind began with Margaret Mitchell writing the main phrase of the last chapter: "None of her favorite men Scarlett could not understand and behold - lost both." Subsequent work on the work lasted about ten years and required the writer great dedication and hard work. In an effort to break into the spirit of the era, Mitchell painstakingly studied the history of her native Atlanta, using newspapers and magazines of the mid-19th century. On the pages of her manuscript lived up to the stories of eyewitnesses of the Civil War and family traditions. Mitchell rewrote some scenes four or five times, and as for the first chapter, the writer was satisfied only with the 60th version!
One of the most famous novels of world literature combines many things: the drama of historical events, and the spirit of the era with its inherent social problems and characters, and, of course, love. Love is strong, complex and tragic. The image of actress Vivien Leigh will forever be one with the legendary Scarlett, and her sacramental phrase "I'll think about it tomorrow" certainly remembers each of us. The book-legend, the book-drama, the book-destiny - that's what "Gone with the Wind". Here is the second volume of the novel, and you will continue the life and love story of Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler. Back in 1936, after first seeing the light, the novel broke all records of popularity and recognition, no time could not kill the interest in the book - each generation is read out this extraordinary story.
Dona, a reckless Lady of St. Colum, in a fit of disgust to the secular life, which she leads in London, goes to Navron, a secluded estate on the coast of Cornwall, owned by her husband. There she discovers that their house has become a secret refuge of the French pirate, terrifying the entire district. However, meeting him changes Lady St. Colum's perceptions of sea robbers. Instead of a bloodthirsty thug with a team of unhinned scoundrels in front of her is an ironic, brave, educated and very charming man - the one she has been waiting for all her life ...
In the novel "Mansfield Park" Jane Austen paints a picture of the life of the English bourgeois, giving an idea of their relationship, morality and manners, selfishness and self-interest of the provincial nobility and clergy. The chain of their ridiculous actions and actions, based on ambition and monetary interest, resembles an endlessly swirling merry-go-round. Only the appearance of the main character of the novel, Fanny Price, her honesty, kindness and selflessness helps to bring a reasonable flow into this chaos of general dissent.