This is one of those special reads that does more than entertain, it enlightens the reader about the most profound questions about being human. We begin with the novel CRIPPLED DREAMS, an emotional favorite. Rose is pregnant and alone. She gives birth to a boy, Alexandre. But he is born with crippled legs. His healthy younger brother Gustave grows up to be everything that Alex wants to be but cannot. They hate each other. Alex falls madly in love with his brother's lover, but will she return his feelings? This deeply moving story is one young broken man's search for physical and spiritual healing through the power of love. Next, we have the novel LOVE AND MADNESS, and in the area of dark decadent literature, this is as good as it gets. Karl falls for Bertha, but is it true and lasting love or just a passing infatuation? Love and madness reign in this unusual tale of sexual lust, greed, mental illness, and personal destruction. Two great novels under one volume, bargain-priced.