Category Archives: Romance

A Wicked Woman by Jack London

In these days of graphic rap lyrics it is hard to comprehend that young women were once very naive about love and sex. Meet Loretta, a young woman very much in the shadow of her sister Daisy. Loretta is sure … Continue reading

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Goodbye Jack by Jack London

Jack Kersdale is a self made man born of missionary stock in Hawaii. He is smart and, as we learn early in the story, undoubtedly brave. So how could a beautiful woman waving goodbye from a departing ship bring him … Continue reading

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Jeff Briggs Love Story by Bret Harte

Jeff Briggs is the proprietor of a wayside inn, the Half-way House. One night during a violent storm stagecoach driver Yuba Bill and a male passenger come in. The man’s wife and daughter are still in the coach which is … Continue reading

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One of the Old Girls by Edna Ferber

A career woman in a department store turns down her boy friend’s proposal. He is a traveling salesman who has already reached his peak with nowhere to go but down. He comes for a visit and finds she was deathly … Continue reading

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The Homely Heroine by Edna Ferber

In this early piece of magazine fiction, Edna Ferber raises the case of a heroine who doesn’t start out as or, through some transformation, become a raving beauty. What if one starts out plain and ends plain and just has … Continue reading

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The Kitchen Side of The Door by Edna Ferber

In the ballroom of the grand hotel on New Year’s Eve we pretty much know the scene. On the other side of the kitchen door, will a love gone sour sweeten before the night is over? The text for this … Continue reading

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The Maternal Feminine by Edna Ferber

In a family of four sisters the full ration of common sense is vested in Sophie Decker, the spinster. The one who is the great beauty gets the prized marriage and more than her share of denial. This story will … Continue reading

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Un Morso Du Pang By Edna Ferber

The men go to war and the women stay behind. The men are exposed to a bigger world and the women worry that they will be forgotten. This story is set during World War I. There was a popular tune … Continue reading

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