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* HeManWomanHater: Brandon thinks all women are manipulative gold-diggers, largely based on his experience with his fiancee.

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* HeManWomanHater: [[DoesNotLikeMen Does Not Like Women]]: Brandon thinks all women are manipulative gold-diggers, largely based on his experience with his fiancee.fiancee. This is very specifically ''not'' HeManWomanHater - it is not a ravening hatred of women, but a wounded distrust to be 'healed' by the right woman, as a SpearCounterpart of DoesNotLikeMen.


* DoesNotLikeMen: Well, Does Not Like Women: Brandon thinks all women are manipulative gold-diggers, largely based on his experience with his fiancee.

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* DoesNotLikeMen: Well, Does Not Like Women: HeManWomanHater: Brandon thinks all women are manipulative gold-diggers, largely based on his experience with his fiancee.


The story concerns Heather, an eighteen-year-old British HeartwarmingOrphan in [[AntebellumAmerica 1800]], who lives in misery with her aunt and uncle in the countryside. She is pressured to take a trip to London with her aunt's brother, who supposedly will help her find employment. However, the job offer turns out to mean a brothel, once he's sampled her charms. She struggles, he falls on his knife, and she runs out into the streets of London in a panic. When a man in uniform asks her to come with him, she believes she's being arrested, and goes along quietly.

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The story concerns Heather, an eighteen-year-old British HeartwarmingOrphan in [[AntebellumAmerica 1800]], [[UsefulNotes/AntebellumAmerica 1800 America]], who lives in misery with her aunt and uncle in the countryside. She is pressured to take a trip to London with her aunt's brother, who supposedly will help her find employment. However, the job offer turns out to mean a brothel, once he's sampled her charms. She struggles, he falls on his knife, and she runs out into the streets of London in a panic. When a man in uniform asks her to come with him, she believes she's being arrested, and goes along quietly.



* AlliterativeTitle: '''The Fl'''ame And '''The Fl'''ower.



* [[DoesNotLikeMen Does Not Like Women]]: Brandon thinks all women are manipulative gold-diggers, largely based on his experience with his fiancee.

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* [[DoesNotLikeMen DoesNotLikeMen: Well, Does Not Like Women]]: Women: Brandon thinks all women are manipulative gold-diggers, largely based on his experience with his fiancee.



* SouthernGentleman: Brandon and his brother Jeff. The family has a plantation and cheerful black slaves.

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* SouthernGentleman: Brandon and his brother Jeff. The family has a plantation and cheerful black slaves.slaves.
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* DoesNotLikeMen: Does Not Like Women: Brandon thinks all women are manipulative gold-diggers, largely based on his experience with his fiancee.

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* DoesNotLikeMen: [[DoesNotLikeMen Does Not Like Women: Women]]: Brandon thinks all women are manipulative gold-diggers, largely based on his experience with his fiancee.


* CommonHollywoodSexTraits: The virgin blood of the girl who was MistakenForProstitute.



* [[DoesNotLikeMen Does Not Like Women]]: Brandon thinks all women are manipulative gold-diggers, largely based on his experience with his fiancee.

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* [[DoesNotLikeMen DoesNotLikeMen: Does Not Like Women]]: Women: Brandon thinks all women are manipulative gold-diggers, largely based on his experience with his fiancee.



* MistakenForProstitute: Brandon thought the girl in his bed was a streetwalker, right up until the point where he saw the virgin blood.

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* MistakenForProstitute: Brandon thought the girl in his bed was a streetwalker, right up until the point where he saw the [[CommonHollywoodSexTraits virgin blood.blood]].


The story concerns Heather, an eighteen-year-old British HeartwarmingOrphan in 1800, who lives in misery with her aunt and uncle in the countryside. She is pressured to take a trip to London with her aunt's brother, who supposedly will help her find employment. However, the job offer turns out to mean a brothel, once he's sampled her charms. She struggles, he falls on his knife, and she runs out into the streets of London in a panic. When a man in uniform asks her to come with him, she believes she's being arrested, and goes along quietly.

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The story concerns Heather, an eighteen-year-old British HeartwarmingOrphan in 1800, [[AntebellumAmerica 1800]], who lives in misery with her aunt and uncle in the countryside. She is pressured to take a trip to London with her aunt's brother, who supposedly will help her find employment. However, the job offer turns out to mean a brothel, once he's sampled her charms. She struggles, he falls on his knife, and she runs out into the streets of London in a panic. When a man in uniform asks her to come with him, she believes she's being arrested, and goes along quietly.


The story concerns Heather, an eighteen-year-old British HeartwarmingOrphan in the [[TheGayNineties 1890s]]/[[TheEdwardianEra 1900s]], who lives in misery with her aunt and uncle in the countryside. She is pressured to take a trip to London with her aunt's brother, who supposedly will help her find employment. However, the job offer turns out to mean a brothel, once he's sampled her charms. She struggles, he falls on his knife, and she runs out into the streets of London in a panic. When a man in uniform asks her to come with him, she believes she's being arrested, and goes along quietly.

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The story concerns Heather, an eighteen-year-old British HeartwarmingOrphan in the [[TheGayNineties 1890s]]/[[TheEdwardianEra 1900s]], 1800, who lives in misery with her aunt and uncle in the countryside. She is pressured to take a trip to London with her aunt's brother, who supposedly will help her find employment. However, the job offer turns out to mean a brothel, once he's sampled her charms. She struggles, he falls on his knife, and she runs out into the streets of London in a panic. When a man in uniform asks her to come with him, she believes she's being arrested, and goes along quietly.



* SouthernGentleman: Brandon and his brother Jeff. The family has a plantation and cheerful black 'servants'.

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* SouthernGentleman: Brandon and his brother Jeff. The family has a plantation and cheerful black 'servants'.slaves.


* AManIsNotAVirgin: Heather is innocent and virginal, Brandon is not.


The story concerns Heather, an eighteen-year-old British HeartwarmingOrphan who lives in misery with her aunt and uncle in the countryside. She is pressured to take a trip to London with her aunt's brother, who supposedly will help her find employment. However, the job offer turns out to mean a brothel, once he's sampled her charms. She struggles, he falls on his knife, and she runs out into the streets of London in a panic. When a man in uniform asks her to come with him, she believes she's being arrested, and goes along quietly.

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The story concerns Heather, an eighteen-year-old British HeartwarmingOrphan in the [[TheGayNineties 1890s]]/[[TheEdwardianEra 1900s]], who lives in misery with her aunt and uncle in the countryside. She is pressured to take a trip to London with her aunt's brother, who supposedly will help her find employment. However, the job offer turns out to mean a brothel, once he's sampled her charms. She struggles, he falls on his knife, and she runs out into the streets of London in a panic. When a man in uniform asks her to come with him, she believes she's being arrested, and goes along quietly.


The debut work by author Kathleen E Woodiwiss, ''The Flame And The Flower'' revolutionised the romance novel genre. It was the first such book to be distributed in paperback, and also the first to depict sexual relations between the hero and heroine. The massive success of this work ushered in a wave of historical "bodice rippers" through the 70s, which became the basis for much public opinion about the RomanceNovel for years to come, even long after that first wave of tropes had faded away.

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The 1972 debut work by author Kathleen E E. Woodiwiss, ''The Flame And The Flower'' revolutionised the romance novel genre. It was the first such book to be distributed in paperback, and also the first to depict sexual relations between the hero and heroine. The massive success of this work ushered in a wave of historical "bodice rippers" through the 70s, which became the basis for much public opinion about the RomanceNovel for years to come, even long after that first wave of tropes had faded away.

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* TheGirlWhoFitsThisSlipper: There's a bit of a minor plot involving a dress custom-made for Heather, who is so impossibly slender that no ordinary woman can fit the garment.


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The story concerns Heather, an eighteen-year-old British HeartwarmingOrphan who lives in misery with her aunt and uncle in the countryside. She is pressured to take a trip to London with her aunt's brother, who supposedly will help her find employment. However, the job offer turns out to mean a brothel, once he's sampled her charms. She struggles, he falls on his knife, and she runs out into the streets of London in a panic. When a man in uniform asks her to come with him, she believes she's being arrested, and goes along quietly.

Brandon, meanwhile, was just an American businessman on a trip to London who sent his men to find him some entertainment for the night. When they return with what he believes to be a beautiful prostitute, he mistakes her reluctance for pretense and doesn't realize the truth until after the deed is done. Afterwards, he offers to set her up as his mistress, but she refuses and flees back to her countryside home.

When she's later found to be pregnant, her relatives force her to identify the father and pressure him into marrying the girl that he 'ruined' or face a loss of reputation that he, as a businessman, could not afford. Of course, he already had a fiancee, and neither Heather nor Brandon is pleased to be trapped together, and there's still the lingering issue of that murder...



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Brandon, the 'hero', who does not appreciate being saddled with a wife.
* MistakenForProstitute: Brandon thought the girl in his bed was a streetwalker, right up until the point where he saw the virgin blood.

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* [[DoesNotLikeMen Does Not Like Women]]: Brandon thinks all women are manipulative gold-diggers, largely based on his experience with his fiancee.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Brandon, the 'hero', who does not appreciate being saddled with a wife.
* MistakenForProstitute: Brandon thought the girl in his bed was a streetwalker, right up until the point where he saw the virgin blood.blood.
* SouthernGentleman: Brandon and his brother Jeff. The family has a plantation and cheerful black 'servants'.

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The debut work by author Kathleen E Woodiwiss, ''The Flame And The Flower'' revolutionised the romance novel genre. It was the first such book to be distributed in paperback, and also the first to depict sexual relations between the hero and heroine. The massive success of this work ushered in a wave of historical "bodice rippers" through the 70s, which became the basis for much public opinion about the RomanceNovel for years to come, even long after that first wave of tropes had faded away.

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* AccidentalMurder: One of the men attempting to rape Heather manages to end up dead after the struggle.
* AllMenAreRapists: Every man who sees Heather wants her, and even otherwise-sympathetic characters hint at the threat of sexual violence. The only man who actually manages it, of course, is the hero.
* AManIsNotAVirgin: Heather is innocent and virginal, Brandon is not.
* CinderellaCircumstances: Heather's parents are dead; she lives with her aunt, who abuses her, dresses her in rags, and treats her as an unpaid servant.
* DamselInDistress: Heather spends a lot of time being chased or menaced by people who mean her harm.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Brandon, the 'hero', who does not appreciate being saddled with a wife.
* MistakenForProstitute: Brandon thought the girl in his bed was a streetwalker, right up until the point where he saw the virgin blood.

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