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Summary: The young Jane Austen wishes to be a writer. Her mother thinks otherwise. Although she is offered many marriage proposals she accepts none until the mischevious Thomas Lefroy shows up and turns her world around. At first she finds him ignorant and self centered but as she gets to know him, they start to flirt and eventually fall in love. Thomas' relatives disagree with the match and threaten to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Miramax Home Entertainment 2008

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2 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD B

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Summary: Maurice and Ian are successful, but aging actors. The two are close friends whose conversation generally revolves around theatrical shop talk and the infirmities of other aging actors. Ian is fearful that death is right around the corner, so he agrees to let his niece's daughter, Jessie, move in to his flat to care for him. Jessie is a modern woman in her early twenties. She turns out to be a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Miramax Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY VEN

Summary: Story of two sisters attempting to find happiness in the tightly structured society of 19th century England. Elinor, disciplined, restrained and very conscious of the manners of the day, represents sense. Outspoken, impetuous, emotional Marianne represents sensibility. Attracted to a man already promised to another, Elinor suffers silently to keep scandal away from her family. Marianne enjoys a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: BBC Video 2004

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TV Series Sense 2004

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Summary: In 1935, 13-year-old fledgling writer Briony Tallis and her family live a life of wealth and privilege in their enormous mansion. On the warmest day of the year, the country estate takes on an unsettling hothouse atmosphere, stoking Briony's vivid imagination. Robbie Turner, the educated son of the family's housekeeper, carries a torch for Briony's headstrong older sister Cecilia. He hopes that...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2008

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2 available in Romance DVDs, Call number: DVD ROMANCE ATO

Summary: Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve when she falls in love with the charming but unsuitable John Willoughby, ignoring her sister Elinor's warning that her impulsive behavior leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. Elinor, sensitive to social convention, struggles to conceal her own romantic disappointment, even from those closest to her. Will the sisters learn that sense must mix...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV SEN

Summary: She brings people into the world (midwife), he ushers them out (undertaker), but for this unconventional pair, love is the greatest journey of all. A slightly jaded, but ever hopeful couple looking to finally get it right. From the minute they meet, the demands of family and their unpredictable professions keep things complicated. But they find that, like birth and death, love is a force that...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV WIL

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD WIL NOT RATED

Summary: "In Jane Austen's gentle parody of gothic fiction, romance novel addict Catherine Morland is invited to a medieval country house that appeals to her most lurid fantasies. She forms a close friendship with the younger son on the estate, Henry Tilney, but their budding romance is mysteriously cut short"--Container.

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Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Boston Video 2008

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Summary: Friendless, orphaned Jane Eyre takes a job as governess to a lively French girl. In time, she finds herself in love with the child's guardian. When she saves him from a fire, she finds that there are many secrets to learn ... secrets that could destroy her happiness.

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Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Boston Video 2007

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV JAN

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Summary: This six tales of suspense examines the jealous, betrayals, and resentments that lead to tragedy.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Acorn Media 2007

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV RUT

Summary: Algernon is a gentleman from a wealthy family. Algernon's close friend Jack has a ward, Cecily. Both Algernon and Jack have created alter egos to make life more interesting. Algernon arrives for a weekend visit in the country posing as Earnest. Having heard of Earnest's misadventures, Cicely has developed an infatuation with the rogue, and Algernon's impersonation of him works famously on...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Miramax Home Entertainment 2011

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY IMP

Summary: The story of the five Bennet sisters living in early 19th century England. Their mother is scheming to make prestigious marriages for them. Focuses on Elizabeth Bennet, who mistakenly finds the rich Mr. Darcy an oaf, even as he sets all the other fair maidens' hearts aflutter.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Warner Home Video 2006

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD Family Pride 2006

Summary: "Epifania is glamorous, clever-- and also the richest woman in the world. After yet another row with her spendthrift husband, Epifania meets an intriguing Egyptian doctor. But she faces the challenge her money-mad father imposed on her before his death: She can only marry a man who can convert 150 pounds into 50,000 pounds within six months"--Container.

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Publisher / Publication Date: BBC Video 2006

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2 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV MIL

Summary: Nineteenth century poet John Keats and the girl next door, Fanny Brawne, started out as unlikely lovers who were totally at odds with each other. However, when Brawne offers to help Keats nurse his seriously ill brother, the two soon became involved in an unstoppable romance that only his untimely death at age 25 could bring to a shattering end.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2010

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD B

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1 available in Romance DVDs, Call number: DVD ROMANCE BRI

Summary: Master of the moor: As a boy, Stephen Whalby took to his beloved moor to escape trouble at home. Trouble follows him there as an adult, however, when women's bodies begin turning up among the rocks, heather, and bogs. Stephen finds no refuge when D.I. Manciple--a rude outsider, unwelcome in the village of Vangmoor--targets him as the prime suspect.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Acorn Media U.S. 2006

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV RUT

Summary: Daniel Deronda is sensitive and charming, the illegitimate son of an aristocrat, haunted by the secrets that shroud his birth. Beautiful, vivacious Gwendolen Harleth is a gambler and short on cash. When they meet at the roulette table, sparks fly. But above all, Gwendolen needs money, and the icy aristrocrat Henleigh Grandcourt is more than happy to provide. As her situation becomes more and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: BBC Video 2007

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV DAN

Summary: Worshipped as a national savior, Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson masterminded the naval victories that thwarted Napoleon's plans to invade Britain. Yet, in the midst of public adulation, rumors swirled about his private life. Nelson took a friend's wife as a mistress and even fathered a child by her in secret. Seen through the eyes of four people close to him: his wife, who feels bitter and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Acorn Media 2008

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV I

Summary: Explores the bitter internal rivalries among police investigators, the political pressures of high-profile cases, and the legal maneuverings of defense attorneys and prosecutors. Police probe an abandoned house concealing multiple murders, a dysfunctional family with a deeply troubled musical prodigy, the mysterious disappearance of a well-connected woman, and a shadowy sex club for London's...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Acorn Media 2009

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV TRI

Summary: A touching story of an elderly widow who embraces her last chance for happiness.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Acorn Media 2006

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV ALL

Summary: Anne Elliot fell deeply in love with handsome young naval officer Frederick Wentworth at the age of nineteen. But with neither fortune nor rank to recommend him, Anne was persuaded to break off her engagement. Eight years later, Anne has lived to regret her decision. She never stopped loving Wentworth, and when he returns from sea with rank and fortune, she can only watch as every eligible...

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Publisher / Publication Date: BBC Video 2008

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Summary: Set against the stark beauty of the English moor, the mysterious gypsy boy Heathcliff, who has been adopted by the Earnshaw family, discovers his soul mate in his stepsister Cathy. As a man unable to have the love of his life, he seeks vengeance against anyone who comes between them.

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Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Video 2009

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD W

Summary: Tristan hopes to win the heart of his beautiful, but shallow love, Victoria. He promises to recover a star that fell somewhere beyond the stony Wall that sets between the mundane England and the fantasy kingdom of Stormhold. So Tristan sets forth on his own journey in Stormhold. Meanwhile in that magical land, the dying king has set his four surviving sons on a quest for the crown. And the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Fantasy DVDs, Call number: DVD FANTASY STA

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD MOVIE STA

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Summary: Set over a tumultuous ten-year period in the early 20th century, this five-hour miniseries tells the story of an honorable Englishman coping with his growing disillusion at the end of a privileged era and the beginning of a new, egalitarian society. As the comfortable certainties of Edwardian England begin to give way to the chaos and destruction of WWI, nobleman Christopher Tietjens puts...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV PAR

Summary: Kate is a well-bred lass who passes herself off as a barmaid in order to win the heart of her stuffy suitor. Full of mistaken identities and multiple deceptions, the play pokes fun at the various masks we all wear in different social situations. Along the way, each person learns much about the nature of true love.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Acorn Media 2009

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV SHE

Summary: A working class British couple must deal with the man's mother, sister, and brother-in-law as they all struggle to find their own versions of social and financial survival.

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Publisher / Publication Date: BFS Entertainment 2009

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY HIG