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The Wager

Author : Machado de Assis
ISBN : 0720612306
Genre : Fiction
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Returning to his native Rio after many years abroad, Aires is captivated by a young widow, Fidelia Noronha, whom he sees praying at her husband's graveside. Her charm and the tragic story of her brief marriage increase his fascination, and soon he is indulging in impossible dreams. But the Brazil that Aires remembers from his youth is changing fast. A new era is dawning with events such as the coming of the railway and the abolition of slavery. The future belongs to a younger generation, to men like Tristao, the doctor and political candidate who also happens to be an admirer of the beautiful Fidelia.

The Wager

Author : Donna Jo Napoli
ISBN : 1429946814
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Don Giovanni was once the wealthiest and handsomest young man in Messina. Then a tidal wave changed everything. When a well-dressed stranger offers him a magical purse, he knows he shouldn't take it. Only the devil would offer a deal like this, and only a fool would accept. Don Giovanni is no fool, but he is desperate. He takes the bet: he will not bathe for 3 years, 3 months, and 3 days. Beauty is a small price to pay for worldly wealth, isn't it? Unless he loses the wager—and with it his soul. Set against the stunning backdrop of ancient Sicily, Donna Jo Napoli's new novel is a powerful tale about discovering what truly matters most.

The Wager

Author : Mark Howard Medoff
ISBN : 0822212145
Genre : Drama
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THE STORY: Leeds, a brainy, tart-tongued graduate student, has bet his super-jock roommate, Ward (a Phys-Ed major), that Ward can seduce Honor, the wife of a young professor (Ron). But Leeds has also wagered that if Ward is successful, Ron will m

The Wager

Author : Lily Maxton
ISBN : 9781633750517
Genre : Fiction
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London, 1818. Anne Middleton never plays by the rules. She is willful when she should be obedient and unabashed when she should be decorous. Worse still, she can never resist a good wager... or a naughty book. And Confessions of a Courtesan is about as sensational and risque as a book can be. Michael Grey - Earl of Thornhill - had once courted Anne's sweet sister. But while Anne is certainly no lady of decorum, her bold impulsiveness slips through his armor, and propriety is forgotten. Now he too is immersed in the book of forbidden delights, where each page is an invitation to sin and a guide to pleasures unknown... Roused by heady desire, Michael tempts Anne in a way she cannot resist: a wager. Thus begins a game of chance, where coins have been replaced by a currency that is far more illicit. And the stakes of seduction are dangerous indeed... The Sisters of Scandal series is best enjoyed in order. Reading Order: Book #1 The Affair Book #2 The Wager Book #3 The Love Match Book #4 The Mistake Book #5 The Improper Bride

The Wager

Author : Edwin Matthews
ISBN : 9781780881669
Genre : Humorous stories
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The Wager traces the events which take place in a tough comprehensive school, on a day to day basis, throughout one academic year. Simon Brown, the school’s cynical head of science, discovers that the school is overstaffed and that some teachers are to be made redundant at the end of the year. He realises that he and his best friend, Wilson, are the prime candidates for the push. Rather than informing his friend of the situation, he keeps the information to himself and secretly tries to ingratiate himself with the school’s new head-teacher. The Wager tracks Simon’s attempts to save his own job – at his friend’s expense. Besides being a cynic, Simon is also a gambler. He and Wilson make a wager as to whether their new head teacher will survive the year. Their new head turns out to be a disastrous appointment, wholly without charisma and alienated from pupils and teachers alike. As staff morale deteriorates and the behaviour of students worsens, the ethos of the school begins to decline. Throughout the turmoil, Simon delivers his acerbic views on events which unfold around him. Due to his gambling, Simon's wife decides to leave him. Not one to get depressed over such a triviality, he decides to pursue an attractive young maths teacher by the name of Sophie Lawrence and strange events start to occur in Simon’s life, both at home and at work...A laugh-out-loud novel packed with twists and turns, The Wager will appeal to fans of comic fiction – we bet it will make you chuckle. Edwin is inspired by J. D. Salinger, Joseph Heller and Ken Kesey.

The Wager

Author : Robert L. Fish
ISBN : 9781480477377
Genre : Fiction
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A reckless bet in a New York club draws Kek Huuygens into a deadly game As rain pummels Manhattan, two men play blackjack in one of New York’s most exclusive clubs. After an evening of comfortable low-stakes play, Kek Huuygens makes an outlandish bet: $10,000 on the next hand. He can afford it. The most accomplished smuggler in Europe, Huuygens never makes a bet unless he is sure to win. He is a lucky man, but his luck is about to be tested. In the shadows, Victor Girard—a French gangster who gambles not just with money, but with people’s lives as well—watches him place the bet. Like his opponent, Girard prefers sure things. He knows Huuygens’ reputation, and offers him $50,000 to bring a certain priceless item through United States customs. Huuygens has made a career humiliating border agents, but he will find that Americans are not so easy to fleece—and that this is a wager that he cannot afford to lose.

The Wager

Author : Sally Cheney
ISBN : 9781459275447
Genre : Fiction
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Not To Be Trusted A rogue draped in a mantle of savagery and civilization was the only way to describe Peter Desmond, she'd decided. But Marianne Trenton shuddered to realize she was dangerously intrigued, indeed, beguiled, by the very man she'd sworn to destroy! A Prize Beyond Price Marianne Trenton was a jewel of young womanhood, shining with an innocence that radiated its own sweet allure. She'd appeared in Peter Desmond's life at the turn of a card, then turned his heart around…and he vowed to make her his own!

The Wager A Billionaire Romance Wagered Hearts Series Book 1

Author : Calista Kyle
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Genre : Fiction
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Book 1 of the Wagered Hearts Series by Calista Kyle. A Bookworm Lily Hayward doesn’t do parties, doesn’t like attention, and she definitely doesn’t date. This unassuming book shop owner would rather spend a night in with a good book rather than hobnob with the rich and famous. When her best friend Mel begs her to attend a charity gala with her, Lily reluctantly agrees. All she wants is to get through the night without embarrassing herself or snapping someone’s head off. Unfortunately, that doesn’t happen. Lily causes a bit of a stir when she berates another guest for spilling his drink on her. ...and a Billionaire Roman Conrad is rich, bored and too handsome for his own good. He’s never had a problem attracting women. When he sees Lily at a charity gala, she’s already made a little name for herself as an Ice Princess. Seeing the perfect opportunity to alleviate his boredom and to get one over an acquaintance, he makes a bet that he can make Lily fall in love with him. What he never expected was that he would be the one in danger of falling in love. The Betrayal After a painful past, Lily is gun-shy when it come to love and trusting her heart to anyone. She suspects Roman may be too good to be true, but against her better judgment, she can’t help being drawn to him anyway. She has no idea about the bet and Roman wants to keep it that way, but fate has other plans. After spending his whole life waiting for a woman like Lily will one careless wager ruin everything and tear them apart? Wagered Hearts Series Book 1: The Wager Book 2: The Risk (Available Now!) Book 3: The Game (Available Now!)

The Wager

Author : Rosemary I. Patterson Phd
ISBN : 1419608029
Genre : Fiction
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The scene is set as six wealthy senior ladies make a large wager to reward the charity of one of them with $60.000.00 for managing to get a new lover by Christmas from the widowed, divorced or single members of their Dog Walking Group for Seniors. The result is a hilarious romp through the unknown territory of Senior Sexuality.

The Wager

Author : Daniel Corkery
ISBN : UOM:39015013405041
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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