In Albrecht, novelist Arlo Bates contemplates the transformative power of love via an entertainingly novel fantasy tale. Set against the backdrop of a traditional courtly romance, a wood sprite who was born without a soul seeks to create his own soul by experiencing the emotion of love.
At the dawn of the twentieth century, the chasm between religious faith and secular culture was more pronounced than ever before. That's the theme at the heart of Arlo Bates' novel The Puritans, which follows two seminary students as they struggle to reconcile their religious calling with the worldly pleasures that surround them.
What happens when a bohemian artist finds himself thrust into the upper echelons of high society? Painter Arthur Fenton woos heiress Edith Caldwell with the express purpose of living the high life and turning her aristocratic friends into patrons of his art. But after he has succeeded in winning her hand, Fenton finds himself overwhelmed by the task of navigating the complex hierarchy and nuanced mores of this rarefied social stratum.
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