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  • Forgotten already were the vanquished rivals and the love-tale red-written on the snow.

    The Battle of the Fangs

  • Uns al-Wuj├║d (vol.v. 32) is a love-tale which has been translated into a host of Eastern languages; and The Lovers of the

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • My love-tale is a marvel and my love a sight to see:

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • He had got himself well out of his difficulties, and now he would be ready for his love-tale to Lily.

    The Small House at Allington

  • But the Short-story, being brief, does not need a love-interest to hold its parts together, and the writer of Short-stories has thus a greater freedom: he may do as he pleases; from him a love-tale is not expected.

    Lippincott's Magazine, October 1885

  • Another great difference between the Short-story and the Novel lies in the fact that the Novel, nowadays at least, must be a love-tale, while the Short-story need not deal with love at all.

    Lippincott's Magazine, October 1885

  • The thoughts of the two returned with a tender, persistent recollection to the love-tale of the past -- the delicious idyl of love that had given birth to this boy.

    One Day A sequel to 'Three Weeks'

  • There is something in the French genius akin to the Greek, and here was a Gallic wit who could turn a Hellenic love-tale inside out, and wring the uttermost drop of fun from it without recourse to the devices of the booth at the fair, the false nose and the simulation of needless ugliness.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XVI., December, 1880.

  • In each of these a romantic love-tale, laid in some remote holiday world, is taken up, given a specific atmosphere, acted out by a group of delightful creations who are endowed with intellect, wit, and natural affection, bathed in poetic imagination, and yet handled with sufficient naturalism to awaken and hold our human sympathies.

    The Facts About Shakespeare

  • He went down rosy red, feeling some unrest to meet a woman so soon after the revelation of a woman's perfidy, so soon indeed after a love-tale told among men.

    Gilian The Dreamer His Fancy, His Love and Adventure

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