Pierre and Jean is a short realist novel by Guy de Maupassant.
A daughter inherits her father's miserliness, which stifles her relationship with her cousin, making love an unsatisfying experience.
The Secret Sharer contains many of Conrad's favorite motifs.
A Swedish family migrate to Nebraska at the turn of the 20th century.
My Antonia, first published 1918, is one of Willa Cather's greatest works.
Agnes Grey is the daughter of a minister who faces financial ruin.
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge opens with the story's hero, Peyton Farquhar, hanging bound from a bridge, awaiting hanging.
You, my love, will be poor, so as to be more like all other women. In order for us to live together I shall work all day and so be your servant.
Walter Scott's novel Rob Roy follows a young Englishman, Frank Osbaldistone, to Scotland, where he travels to retrieve a debt.