A stonemason is duped into an unhappy marriage, and he longs for a real education and better lifestyle.
Constance Chatterley is trapped in a loveless marriage to a paralyzed aristocrat, and she falls in love with the gamekeeper on their estate.
Fanny is a poor young girl who is rebuffed by society; however, she earns the admiration and love of her cousin.
A popular courtesan in Paris creates false documents in order to marry into royalty.
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Set during the industrial revolution, the idealistic Dorothea attempts to improve the world, despite her overbearing husband.
Jim Burden and Antonia Shimerda grow up on the Nebraska prairie, but the fortunes of their families are opposed: the Burdens thrive, while the Shimerdas decline.
Through a series of letters, Pamela, a virginal servant girl, describes the flirtatious advances of Squire B and her vow to protect her chastity despite the repercussions.
Anne Elliot falls in love with Frederick Wentworth, and although her family persuades her to break it off, she never stops loving him.
Marcus Vinicius is a Roman officer in Nero's army, who risks his career, his family, even his life, when he falls in love with a Christian woman named Callina Lygia.