Rebecca Gratz

Rebecca Gratz
Author: Dianne Ashton,Dianne C. Ashton
Publsiher: Wayne State University Press
Total Pages: 350
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9780814326664
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rebecca Gratz Book Excerpt:

This is the first in-depth biography of Rebecca Gratz (1781-1869), the foremost American Jewish woman of the nineteenth century. Perhaps the best-known member of the prominent Gratz family of Philadelphia, she was a fervent patriot, a profoundly religious woman, and a widely known activist for poor women. She devoted her life to confronting and resolving the personal challenges she faced as a Jew and as a female member of a prosperous family. In using hundreds of Gratz's own letters in her research, Dianne Ashton reveals Gratz's own blend of Jewish and American values and explores the significance of her work. Informed by her American and Jewish ideas, values, and attitudes, Gratz created and managed a variety of municipal and Jewish institutions for charity and education, including America's first independent Jewish women's charitable society, the first Jewish Sunday school, and the first American Jewish foster home. Through her commitment to establishing charitable resources for women, promoting Judaism in a Christian society, and advancing women's roles in Jewish life, Gratz shaped a Jewish arm of what has been called America's largely Protestant "benevolent empire." Influenced by the religious and political transformations taking place nationally and locally, Gratz matured into a social visionary whose dreams for American Jewish life far surpassed the realities she saw around her. She believed that Judaism was advanced by the founding of the Female Hebrew Benevolent Society and the Hebrew Sunday School because they offered religious education to thousands of children and leadership opportunities to Jewish women. Gratz's organizations worked with an inclusive definition of Jewishness that encompassed all Philadelphia Jews at a time when differences in national origin, worship style, and religious philosophy divided them. Legend has it that Gratz was the prototype for the heroine Rebecca of York in Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe, the Jewish woman who refused to wed the Christian hero of the tale out of loyalty to her faith and father. That legend has draped Gratz's life in sentimentality and has blurred our vision of her. Rebecca Gratz is the first book to examine Gratz's life, her legend, and our memory.

Rebecca Baggett Greatest Hits

Rebecca Baggett Greatest Hits
Author: Rebecca Baggett
Publsiher: Pudding House Publications
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9781930755109
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Memoirs of Mrs Rebecca Steward Containing

Memoirs of Mrs  Rebecca Steward  Containing
Author: Theophilus Gould Steward
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1877
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
Author: Kate Douglas Wiggin
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2005-05-31
ISBN: 1440626855
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm Book Excerpt:

Hugely popular when it was first published in 1903 and admired by authors from Jack London to Mark Twain, this delightful novel introduced a heroine as irrepressible and fun-loving as Tom Sawyer, who would serve as a role model for a century of American girls and women. When ten-year-old Rebecca Randall comes to live with flinty aunt Miranda and her sentimental sister Jane in a small town in Maine, they expect to turn her into a proper young lady. Instead, Rebecca will end up changing them. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm is as charming today as it was one hundred years ago and is unexpectedly poignant in its evocation of an America contemplating the choices open to women facing their futures in a new era. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Rebecca

Rebecca
Author: Daphne Du Maurier
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2012-02-09
ISBN: 1405513462
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rebecca Book Excerpt:

* 'The greatest psychological thriller of all time' ERIN KELLY * 'One of the most influential novels of the twentieth century' SARAH WATERS * 'It's the book every writer wishes they'd written' CLARE MACKINTOSH NOW A MAJOR NETFLIX MOVIE STARRING LILY JAMES, ARMIE HAMMER AND KRISTEN SCOTT THOMAS Working as a lady's companion, the orphaned heroine of Rebecca learns her place. Life begins to look very bleak until, on a trip to the South of France, she meets Maxim de Winter, a handsome widower whose sudden proposal of marriage takes her by surprise. Whisked from glamorous Monte Carlo to his brooding estate, Manderley, on the Cornish Coast, the new Mrs de Winter finds Max a changed man. And the memory of his dead wife Rebecca is forever kept alive by the forbidding Mrs Danvers . . . Not since Jane Eyre has a heroine faced such difficulty with the Other Woman. An international bestseller that has never gone out of print, Rebecca is the haunting story of a young girl consumed by love and the struggle to find her identity.

Rebecca S Dream

Rebecca   S Dream
Author: Keri Funk
Publsiher: WestBow Press
Total Pages: 30
Release: 2017-06-27
ISBN: 1512791660
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rebecca S Dream Book Excerpt:

Rebecca is a thirteen-year-old orphan who lives in a group home. Being thirteen, she believes she will never be adopted. One night, she receives a few dreams of magical worlds. Come along on Rebeccas adventures, and discover what miracle she is given.

Rebecca and the Renegade

Rebecca and the Renegade
Author: Michael J. Schneider
Publsiher: Booktango
Total Pages: 1
Release: 2014-10-23
ISBN: 1468952293
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rebecca and the Renegade Book Excerpt:

It?s 1781. While the Revolutionary War winds down east of the Allegheny Mountains, in western Pennsylvania, a tribe of Delaware Indians take to the warpath. A 19 year old girl, Rebecca Walker, witnesses the killing of her parents and brother by a raiding party and is captured herself. After unsuccessful escape attempts, she falls in love with a member of the tribe, Mamalachgook. She convinces him to run away with her; but further adventure awaits Rebecca.

Rebecca Shaw The Turnham Malpas Collection

Rebecca Shaw   The Turnham Malpas Collection
Author: Rebecca Shaw
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 5120
Release: 2013-10-10
ISBN: 1409139824
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rebecca Shaw The Turnham Malpas Collection Book Excerpt:

Sixteen warm and witty tales of village life from a much-loved author. Comprises of: THE NEW RECTOR; TALK OF THE VILLAGE; VILLAGE MATTERS; THE VILLAGE SHOW; VILLAGE SECRETS; SCANDAL IN THE VILLAGE; VILLAGE GOSSIP; TROUBLE IN THE VILLAGE; A VILLAGE DILEMMA; INTRIGUE IN THE VILLAGE; WHISPERS IN THE VILLAGE; A VILLAGE FEUD; THE VILLAGE GREEN AFFAIR; VILLAGE NEWCOMERS; A VILLAGE DECEPTION; A VILLAGE IN JEOPARDY.

Rebecca and the Flying Horse Problem

Rebecca and the Flying Horse Problem
Author: Margaret Pearce
Publsiher: Writers Exchange E-Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-03-10
ISBN: 1925574083
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rebecca and the Flying Horse Problem Book Excerpt:

Fairy princess turned mortal, Rebecca discovers her horse Sally has unexpectedly given birth to a filly. Rebecca names the newborn Saturday. In the midst of joy, a monster tries to kill them. Protecting her horses isn't Rebecca's only problem. Hiding the fact that Saturday has the ability to speak the human language and is growing wings is becoming a big problem all its own.

Rebecca of Providence Rhode Island 1605 1683

Rebecca of Providence  Rhode Island 1605 1683
Author: Bonnie Schermer
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2003-11
ISBN: 0595303927
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rebecca of Providence Rhode Island 1605 1683 Book Excerpt:

Rebecca Throckmorton has been reared by Puritans in England, and thinks she knows all about obedience and faith. In 1631, she travels with her husband and young children to the Massachusetts Bay colony. Aboard the same ship is Roger Williams, the hot-tempered, radical husband of Rebecca's best friend. Upon arrival in the Americas, the Throckmortons and Williams embark on an intellectual journey, exploring liberty of conscience. When the Puritan authorities excommunicate them, these families travel south to establish Providence, Rhode Island, the "freest place on earth." A disastrous attempt to colonize eastern New Netherland with Anne Hutchinson sends the Throckmortons back to Providence. Together, they face threats to the colony including King Phillips War. Although written as fiction, Rebecca's story is built on the genealogy of the Throckmorton family interwoven with the history of New England.

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
Author: Kate Wiggin
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1994-08-25
ISBN: 0141936835
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm Book Excerpt:

When ten-year-old Rebecca Randall leaves Sunnybrook Farm to go and live with her aunts, Miranda and Jane, in Riverboro neither she nor her aunts know quite what to expect. And with Rebecca around it's usually the unexpected that happens anyway. In fact it is this gift for the unexpected that means that life is never quite the same again for anyone with whom she comes into contact. This classic story of a young girl growing up in the American state of Maine at the end of the l9th century follows Rebecca's life, education and escapades through the next seven years until the day, as the new mistress of her aunts' old brick house, she begins her adult life.

Lake Rebecca Recreational and Fish and Wildlife Development Hastings

Lake Rebecca Recreational and Fish and Wildlife Development  Hastings
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1978
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Rebecca Or a Woman s Secret

Rebecca  Or  a Woman s Secret
Author: Caroline Fairfield Corbin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 452
Release: 1868
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Women
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rebecca Or a Woman s Secret Book Excerpt:

Self glorification a Chinese play for the times Rebecca and her daughters a comedy in prose for the times Philip Basil or A poet s fate a tragedy for the times Remarks upon the presentation of the tragedy of Martinuzzi acted at the Theatre Royal Lyceum

Self glorification  a Chinese play for the times  Rebecca and her daughters  a comedy  in prose  for the times  Philip Basil  or  A poet s fate  a tragedy for the times  Remarks upon the presentation of the tragedy of  Martinuzzi   acted at the Theatre Royal Lyceum
Author: George Stephens
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 420
Release: 1846
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Self glorification a Chinese play for the times Rebecca and her daughters a comedy in prose for the times Philip Basil or A poet s fate a tragedy for the times Remarks upon the presentation of the tragedy of Martinuzzi acted at the Theatre Royal Lyceum Book Excerpt:

The Rebecca rioter

The Rebecca rioter
Author: Elizabeth Amy Dillwyn
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 250
Release: 1880
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rebecca rioter Book Excerpt:

Chloe Arguelle by the author of The Rebecca rioter

Chloe Arguelle  by the author of  The Rebecca rioter
Author: Elizabeth Amy Dillwyn
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1881
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
Author: Eric E. Wiggin,Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin
Publsiher: Wolgemuth & Hyatt Pub
Total Pages: 239
Release: 1991
ISBN: 9781561210138
Category: Christian life
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm Book Excerpt:

At seventeen, Rebecca inherits her Aunt Miranda's estate and she has high hopes of turning it into a working farm, taking care of her large family, and getting to know railroad executive Adam Ladd even better.

Rebecca Horn

Rebecca Horn
Author: Rebecca Horn
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 41
Release: 1999
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Art, Modern
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
Author: Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin,Charlotte Thompson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 150
Release: 1932
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Aunts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Rebecca West

Rebecca West
Author: Bernard Schweizer
Publsiher: Praeger
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rebecca West Book Excerpt:

Rebecca West (1892-1983) was a prominent English critic, journalist, and novelist. She contributed to feminist and socialist magazines, had a lengthy relationship with H. G. Wells, and was named Dame of the British Empire in 1959. Her literary reputation declined after 1970 and was revived in the mid-1980s, with the posthumous publication of three novels and a memoir, as wells as the reissue of several earlier works. With the violent disintegration of Yugoslavia in the 1990s, West's Black Lamb and Grey Falcon catapulted her into the limelight and brought her wide critical attention. This book offers a much-needed assessment of her literary career. Schweizer's volume analyzes West's spiritual and philosophical ideas, asserting that her novels and travel writings betray an epic impulse and therefore reinvent epic heroism in feminist terms. The first part of this study examines her fiction, including, The Judge and the trilogy of novels about the Aubrey family. Philosophical and conceptual elements in her fictional and nonfictional prose are explored, relating her ideas to other thinkers. The volume closes with a look at West's reworking of epic conventions in her travel writings, including her unfinished Survivors in Mexico.