Splendor by Brenda Joyce

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She played a dangerous game. Carolyn Browne was a poor bookseller's daughter and an enlightened thinker, delighting London with her scathingly witty columns, written under the name Charles Copperville. Penetrating the town's gilded salons in male disguise, Carolyn soon throws her barbs at the wrong man-- the enigmatic Russian prince, Nicholas Sverayov.

He was a dangerous target. His notoriety, extravagances, and indulgent disregard for social convention fuel Carolyn's outrage. Nicholas has moved through the balls and soirees of high society effortlessly, a natural target of gossip, envy, and desire. But Nicholas is furious to find himself lampooned by Copperville, and quickly discovers Carolyn's dearly held secret. Now, as the two spar, a new game begins-- a game of deception and pride, of longing and chance.

And they played for the ultimate prize... As Nicholas sweeps Carolyn from the teeming streets and gala balls of Regency London to the splendor and majesty of St. Petersburg, against all odds the unlikely lovers embark upon a whirlwind of passion and peril until there is no turning back-- for the stakes have changed, demanding no less of them than the unwavering courage to claim the love of a lifetime.

About Brenda Joyce

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New York Times bestselling romance novelist Brenda Joyce has won a number of awards for her work, including a Best Western Romance award for her debut novel, a Best Historical Romance award, and two lifetime achievement awards from Romantic Times BOOKreviews.
Published January 5, 2004 by St. Martin's Paperbacks. 495 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Eventually, the two meet - Carolyn, the well-read virgin, is fascinated by Nicholas, and Nicholas is immediately attracted to Carolyn.

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At just 14 years old, George Stinney Jr was the youngest American ever to be executed in the electric chair.

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A delicious combination of live action and comic book animation, the movie is a biopic about Harvey Pekar, a lovable, cantankerous curmudgeon who worked as a file clerk at a Veterans Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Harvey Pekar as Harvey Pekar.

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Summary:The documentary directing team of Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman makes their narrative feature debut with the biographical comedy drama American Splendor.

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