The Girls of Ennismore

The Girls of Ennismore
Author: Patricia Falvey
Publsiher: Kensington Books
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2017-03-28
ISBN: 1496709969
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girls of Ennismore Book Excerpt:

As Ireland enters the twentieth century, two girls—close friends yet from different worlds—navigate their journeys into womanhood in this sweeping novel. On a June morning in 1900, Rosie Killeen crosses the road that divides her family's County Mayo farm from the estate of Lord and Lady Ennis. Barely eight years old, Rosie joins the throng of servants who maintain the “big house.” But even more momentous for Rosie ins her chance meeting with the Ennis's lonely young daughter, Victoria Bell. Though the children of the gentry seldom fraternize with locals, Lord Ennis arranges for Rosie to join in Victoria's school lessons. For Rosie, the opportunity is exhilarating yet isolating. Victoria's governess objects to teaching a peasant girl, while the other servants resent Rosie's escape from life below stairs. To complicate matters further, Rosie finds herself growing closer to Victoria's older brother, Valentine. The girls' friendship is interrupted when Victoria is sent to Dublin for the coming season. But Ireland is changing too. The country's struggle for Home Rule, the outbreak of the Great War, and a looming Easter rebellion all herald a new era. And for Rosie, family loyalty, love, friendship and patriotism will all collide in life-changing ways, leading her through heartbreak and loss in search of her own triumphant independence.

The Titanic Sisters

The Titanic Sisters
Author: Patricia Falvey
Publsiher: Kensington Books
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2021-01-26
ISBN: 149673257X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Titanic Sisters Book Excerpt:

“The enchanting saga of two Irish sisters…This new chapter of Titanic lore is worth plunging into.” —Publishers Weekly From the acclaimed author of The Girls of Ennismore comes a captivating and extraordinary tale of perseverance and bravery. This touching saga of sisterhood—perfect for fans of Fiona Davis and Marie Benedict—follows two young Irish women yearning for independence and adventure, as they set sail on RMS Titanic—the “ship of dreams”—only to be faced with the tragedy of that fabled maiden voyage… Delia Sweeney has always been unlike her older sister—fair and delicate compared to tall, statuesque Nora, whose hair is as dark as Donegal turf. In other ways too, the sisters are leagues apart. Nora is her mother’s darling, favored at every turn, and expected to marry into wealth. Delia, constantly slighted, finds a measure of happiness helping her da on the farm. The rest of the time, she reads about far-off places that seem sure to remain a fantasy. Until the day a letter arrives from America . . . A distant relative has provided the means for Delia and Nora to go to New York. Delia will be a lowly maid in a modest household, while Nora will be governess for a well-to-do family. In Queenstown, Cork, they board the Titanic, a majestic new ocean liner making its maiden voyage. Any hope Delia carried that she and her sister might become closer during the trip soon vanishes. For there are far greater perils to contend with as the ship makes its way across the Atlantic . . . In the wake of that fateful journey, Delia makes an impulsive choice—and takes Nora’s place as governess. Her decision sparks an adventure that leads her from Fifth Avenue to Dallas, Texas, where oilfields bring unimagined riches to some, despair to others. Delia grows close to her vulnerable young charge, and to the girl’s father. But her deception will have repercussions impossible to foresee, even as it brings happiness within reach for the first time . . .

Flirtation and Courtship in Nineteenth Century British Culture

Flirtation and Courtship in Nineteenth Century British Culture
Author: Ghislaine McDayter,John Hunter
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 646
Release: 2022-06-14
ISBN: 1000550117
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flirtation and Courtship in Nineteenth Century British Culture Book Excerpt:

This is volume two of a three-volume set that brings together a rich collection of primary source materials on flirtation and courtship in the nineteenth-century. Introductory essays and extensive editorial apparatus offer historical and cultural contexts of the materials included Throughout the long nineteenth-century, a woman’s life was commonly thought to fall into three discrete developmental stages; personal formation and a gendered education; a young woman’s entrance onto the marriage market; and finally her emergence at the apogee of normative femininity as wife and mother. In all three stages of development, there was an unspoken awareness of the duplicity at the heart of this carefully cultivated femininity. What women were taught, no matter their age, was that if you desired anything in life, it behooved you to perform indifference. This meant that for women, the art of flirtation and feigning indifference were viewed as essential survival skills that could guarantee success in life. These three volumes document the many ways in which nineteenth-century women were educated in this seemingly universal wisdom, but just as frequently managed to manipulate, subvert, and navigate their way through such proscribed norms to achieve their own desires. Presenting a wide range of documents from novels, memoirs, literary journals, newspapers, plays, poetry, songs, parlour games, and legal documents, this collection will illuminate a far more diverse set of options available to women in their quest for happiness, and a new understanding of the operations of courtship and flirtation, the "central" concerns of a nineteenth-century woman’s life. The volumes will be of interest to scholars of history, literature, gender and cultural studies, with an interest in the nineteenth-century.

The man uvring mother by the author of The history of a flirt

The man  uvring mother  by the author of  The history of a flirt
Author: lady Charlotte Susan M. Bury
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1010
Release: 1842
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The man uvring mother by the author of The history of a flirt Book Excerpt:

The Man uvring Mother By the author of the History of a Flirt Lady Charlotte Susan Maria Campbell afterwards Bury

The Man  uvring Mother  By the author of  the History of a Flirt  Lady Charlotte Susan Maria Campbell  afterwards Bury
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1858
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Man uvring Mother By the author of the History of a Flirt Lady Charlotte Susan Maria Campbell afterwards Bury Book Excerpt:

The Birthright

The Birthright
Author: Mrs. Gore (Catherine Grace Frances)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 666
Release: 1843
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Birthright Book Excerpt:

Love Passion Through The Ages Historical Novels Boxed Set

Love   Passion Through The Ages  Historical Novels Boxed Set
Author: D. K. Broster,Jane Austen,Leo Tolstoy,Edith Wharton,Guy de Maupassant,Sabine Baring-Gould,Eliza Haywood,Maria Edgeworth,Pierre Choderlos de Laclos,Fanny Burney,Mary Wollstonecraft,Mrs. Olifant,William Makepeace Thackeray,Samuel Richardson,Henry Fielding,Alexandre Dumas,Henry James,Charlotte Brontë,Emily Brontë,Anne Brontë,Thomas Hardy,Nathaniel Hawthorne,Grace Livingston Hill,Catharine Trotter Cockburn,Fanny Fern,Lady Charlotte Bury,Mary Angela Dickens,Robert Williams Buchanan,Georg Ebers,Philip Meadows Taylor,Gilbert Parker,Anthony Trollope,F. Scott Fitzgerald,María Ruiz de Burton,Bernardin de Saint-Pierre,Mary Hays,Louis Hémon,Madame de La Fayette,Lady Sydney Morgan
Publsiher: e-artnow
Total Pages: 22636
Release: 2021-04-07
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Love Passion Through The Ages Historical Novels Boxed Set Book Excerpt:

e-artnow presents to you the collection of carefully selected historical romance novels which will transport you to the time of Ancient Egypt, Medieval Castles, Renaissance Cities, Regency Social Circles and Parisian Belle Époque: _x000D_ Uarda: A Romance of Ancient Egypt (Georg Ebers)_x000D_ The New Abelard: Love in the Times of Cathedrals (Robert Williams Buchanan)_x000D_ Hildebrand: The Days of Queen Elizabeth (Anonymous) _x000D_ Love-at-Arms (Rafael Sabatini) _x000D_ The Cloister and the Hearth (Charles Reade) _x000D_ The Princess of Cleves (Madame de La Fayette)_x000D_ The Forest Lovers (Maurice Hewlett) _x000D_ Malcolm (George MacDonald) _x000D_ Scarlet Letter: Love in the Colonial Period (Nathaniel Hawthorne) _x000D_ The Wild Irish Girl (Lady Sydney Morgan) _x000D_ The Dark Mile (D. K. Broster) _x000D_ Sophia (Stanley John Weyman) _x000D_ Paul and Virginia (Bernardin de Saint-Pierre) _x000D_ Memoirs of Emma Courtney (Mary Hays) _x000D_ The History of Miss Betsy Thoughtless (Eliza Haywood)_x000D_ Olinda's Adventures (Cockburn)_x000D_ Belinda (Maria Edgeworth)_x000D_ Dangerous Liaisons (De Laclos)_x000D_ Evelina (Fanny Burney)_x000D_ Pamela Trilogy_x000D_ Mary (Mary Wollstonecraft)_x000D_ Jane Austen:_x000D_ Pride & Prejudice_x000D_ Sense & Sensibility_x000D_ Mansfield Park_x000D_ Emma_x000D_ Persuasion_x000D_ Miss Marjoribanks & Phoebe, Junior (Mrs. Olifant)_x000D_ Vanity Fair (Thackeray)_x000D_ Mr. Rowl (D. K. Broster)_x000D_ The Battle of the Strong (Gilbert Parker)_x000D_ Kitty Alone (Sabine Baring-Gould) _x000D_ Sentimental Education (Gustave Flaubert) _x000D_ Lady Anna (Anthony Trollope)_x000D_ The Manoeuvring Mother (Lady Charlotte Bury)_x000D_ Ramona (Helen Hunt Jackson) _x000D_ Jane Eyre (Charlotte Brontë)_x000D_ Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë)_x000D_ The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (Anne Brontë)_x000D_ The Lady of the Camellias (Alexandre Dumas)_x000D_ The Portrait of a Lady (Henry James)_x000D_ Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)_x000D_ The Age of Innocence (Edith Wharton)_x000D_ Tess of the d'Urbervilles (Thomas Hardy)_x000D_ Bel Ami (Guy de Maupassant) _x000D_ The Squatter and the Don _x000D_ The Four Feathers (A. E. W. Mason) _x000D_ The Miranda Trilogy (Grace Livingston Hill)_x000D_ The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)_x000D_ _x000D_

Love Through the Eras 70 Historical Romances Boxed Set

Love Through the Eras  70 Historical Romances     Boxed Set
Author: D. K. Broster,Jane Austen,Leo Tolstoy,Edith Wharton,Guy de Maupassant,Sabine Baring-Gould,Eliza Haywood,Maria Edgeworth,Pierre Choderlos de Laclos,Fanny Burney,Mary Wollstonecraft,Mrs. Olifant,William Makepeace Thackeray,Samuel Richardson,Henry Fielding,Alexandre Dumas,Henry James,Charlotte Brontë,Emily Brontë,Anne Brontë,Thomas Hardy,Nathaniel Hawthorne,Grace Livingston Hill,Catharine Trotter Cockburn,Fanny Fern,Lady Charlotte Bury,Mary Angela Dickens,Robert Williams Buchanan,Georg Ebers,Philip Meadows Taylor,Gilbert Parker,Anthony Trollope,F. Scott Fitzgerald,María Ruiz de Burton,Bernardin de Saint-Pierre,Mary Hays,Louis Hémon,Madame de La Fayette,Lady Sydney Morgan,A. E. W. Mason
Publsiher: e-artnow
Total Pages: 22326
Release: 2022-01-04
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Love Through the Eras 70 Historical Romances Boxed Set Book Excerpt:

Discover the love, passion and heartbreak through the ages in this collection of carefully selected historical romance novels which will transport you to the time of Ancient Egypt, Medieval Castles, Renaissance Cities, Regency Social Circles and Parisian Belle Époque: Uarda: A Romance of Ancient Egypt (Georg Ebers) The New Abelard: Love in the Times of Cathedrals (Robert Williams Buchanan) Hildebrand: The Days of Queen Elizabeth (Anonymous) Love-at-Arms (Rafael Sabatini) The Cloister and the Hearth (Charles Reade) The Princess of Cleves (Madame de La Fayette) The Forest Lovers (Maurice Hewlett) Malcolm (George MacDonald) Scarlet Letter: Love in the Colonial Period (Nathaniel Hawthorne) The Wild Irish Girl (Lady Sydney Morgan) The Dark Mile (D. K. Broster) Sophia (Stanley John Weyman) Paul and Virginia (Bernardin de Saint-Pierre) Memoirs of Emma Courtney (Mary Hays) The History of Miss Betsy Thoughtless (Eliza Haywood) Olinda's Adventures (Cockburn) Belinda (Maria Edgeworth) Dangerous Liaisons (De Laclos) Evelina (Fanny Burney) Pamela Trilogy Mary (Mary Wollstonecraft) First Love (Mrs. Loudon) Jane Austen: Pride & Prejudice Sense & Sensibility Mansfield Park Emma Persuasion Miss Marjoribanks & Phoebe, Junior (Mrs. Olifant) Vanity Fair (Thackeray) Mr. Rowl (D. K. Broster) The Battle of the Strong (Gilbert Parker) Kitty Alone (Sabine Baring-Gould) Sentimental Education (Gustave Flaubert) Lady Anna (Anthony Trollope) The Manoeuvring Mother (Lady Charlotte Bury) Ramona (Helen Hunt Jackson) Jane Eyre (Charlotte Brontë) Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë) The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (Anne Brontë) The Lady of the Camellias (Alexandre Dumas) The Portrait of a Lady (Henry James) Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy) The Age of Innocence (Edith Wharton) Tess of the d'Urbervilles (Thomas Hardy) Bel Ami (Guy de Maupassant) The Squatter and the Don The Four Feathers (A. E. W. Mason) The Miranda Trilogy (Grace Livingston Hill) The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)

Historical Romances Boxed Set

Historical Romances     Boxed Set
Author: D. K. Broster,Jane Austen,Leo Tolstoy,Edith Wharton,Guy de Maupassant,Sabine Baring-Gould,Eliza Haywood,Maria Edgeworth,Pierre Choderlos de Laclos,Fanny Burney,Mary Wollstonecraft,Mrs. Olifant,William Makepeace Thackeray,Samuel Richardson,Henry Fielding,Alexandre Dumas,Henry James,Charlotte Brontë,Emily Brontë,Anne Brontë,Thomas Hardy,Nathaniel Hawthorne,Grace Livingston Hill,Catharine Trotter Cockburn,Fanny Fern,Lady Charlotte Bury,Mary Angela Dickens,Robert Williams Buchanan,Georg Ebers,Philip Meadows Taylor,Gilbert Parker,Anthony Trollope,F. Scott Fitzgerald,María Ruiz de Burton,Bernardin de Saint-Pierre,Mary Hays,Louis Hémon,Madame de La Fayette,Lady Sydney Morgan,A. E. W. Mason
Publsiher: e-artnow
Total Pages: 22326
Release: 2021-04-02
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Romances Boxed Set Book Excerpt:

Discover the love, passion and heartbreak through the ages in this collection of carefully selected historical romance novels which will transport you to the time of Ancient Egypt, Medieval Castles, Renaissance Cities, Regency Social Circles and Parisian Belle Époque: _x000D_ Uarda: A Romance of Ancient Egypt (Georg Ebers)_x000D_ The New Abelard: Love in the Times of Cathedrals (Robert Williams Buchanan)_x000D_ Hildebrand: The Days of Queen Elizabeth (Anonymous) _x000D_ Love-at-Arms (Rafael Sabatini) _x000D_ The Cloister and the Hearth (Charles Reade) _x000D_ The Princess of Cleves (Madame de La Fayette)_x000D_ The Forest Lovers (Maurice Hewlett) _x000D_ Malcolm (George MacDonald) _x000D_ Scarlet Letter: Love in the Colonial Period (Nathaniel Hawthorne) _x000D_ The Wild Irish Girl (Lady Sydney Morgan) _x000D_ The Dark Mile (D. K. Broster) _x000D_ Sophia (Stanley John Weyman) _x000D_ Paul and Virginia (Bernardin de Saint-Pierre) _x000D_ Memoirs of Emma Courtney (Mary Hays) _x000D_ The History of Miss Betsy Thoughtless (Eliza Haywood)_x000D_ Olinda's Adventures (Cockburn)_x000D_ Belinda (Maria Edgeworth)_x000D_ Dangerous Liaisons (De Laclos)_x000D_ Evelina (Fanny Burney)_x000D_ Pamela Trilogy_x000D_ Mary (Mary Wollstonecraft)_x000D_ First Love (Mrs. Loudon)_x000D_ Jane Austen:_x000D_ Pride & Prejudice_x000D_ Sense & Sensibility_x000D_ Mansfield Park_x000D_ Emma_x000D_ Persuasion_x000D_ Miss Marjoribanks & Phoebe, Junior (Mrs. Olifant)_x000D_ Vanity Fair (Thackeray)_x000D_ Mr. Rowl (D. K. Broster)_x000D_ The Battle of the Strong (Gilbert Parker)_x000D_ Kitty Alone (Sabine Baring-Gould) _x000D_ Sentimental Education (Gustave Flaubert) _x000D_ Lady Anna (Anthony Trollope)_x000D_ The Manoeuvring Mother (Lady Charlotte Bury)_x000D_ Ramona (Helen Hunt Jackson) _x000D_ Jane Eyre (Charlotte Brontë)_x000D_ Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë)_x000D_ The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (Anne Brontë)_x000D_ The Lady of the Camellias (Alexandre Dumas)_x000D_ The Portrait of a Lady (Henry James)_x000D_ Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)_x000D_ The Age of Innocence (Edith Wharton)_x000D_ Tess of the d'Urbervilles (Thomas Hardy)_x000D_ Bel Ami (Guy de Maupassant) _x000D_ The Squatter and the Don _x000D_ The Four Feathers (A. E. W. Mason) _x000D_ The Miranda Trilogy (Grace Livingston Hill)_x000D_ The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)

The Manoeuvring Mother

The Manoeuvring Mother
Author: Lady Charlotte Campbell Bury
Publsiher: DigiCat
Total Pages: 459
Release: 2022-05-17
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Manoeuvring Mother Book Excerpt:

Lady Wetheral and her husband Sir John were blessed with four girls and Lady Wetheral, manipulative and scheming as she was, has made arrangements for all of them before they were even aware of it. She wanted a son next, but it was a faith that she gives birth to a fifth daughter whom she decided to ignore. The birth of the fifth daughter decided the downfall of Lady Wetheral's power and lives of the sisters began to take their coloring from the sentiments of their maneuvering mother._x000D_ _x000D_ _x000D_ _x000D_

The Manceuvring Mother

The Manceuvring Mother
Author: Charlotte Campbell Bury
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2020-07-27
ISBN: 3752353198
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Manceuvring Mother Book Excerpt:

Reproduction of the original: The Manceuvring Mother by Charlotte Campbell Bury

The Middle Room

The Middle Room
Author: stephen reardon
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2009-02-03
ISBN: 1409255646
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Middle Room Book Excerpt:

Across five generations and a century of war, a grandmother weaves together the strands of her family history, experience and reminiscence that make sense of lives lived in chaotic times. The Middle Room is Josephine Lucie's story from the Prussian siege of Paris in 1870 to the last Zeppelin raid on London in the Great War. It is also her granddaughter Florence's story as a teenager in the 1920s favoured with her grandmother's secrets and then herself caught up in the Blitz in 1940 and the intrigues of the Free French in General de Gaulle's London headquarters. Above all it is both their stories, timelessly and mysteriously linked in a place of trust and imagination - the middle room.

The Man uvring Mother

The Man  uvring Mother
Author: Lady Charlotte Campbell Bury
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 346
Release: 1842
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Man uvring Mother Book Excerpt:

The Violin

The Violin
Author: Lindsay Pritchard
Publsiher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-06-26
ISBN: 1789014131
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Violin Book Excerpt:

“You know, to me, a violin and a person are alike. We keep inside the reverberations of the most important people who touch us. And the music we make lives after us.” Imagine you are holding a violin made in 1750. Not a prestigious Amati or Stradivarius but a special one-off commission by a workaday luthier called John Johnson in his small workshop in Cheapside, London. You think about its history of more than a quarter of a millennium. Who made it and why? Who has owned it? Played it? What celebrated characters might have heard it? How was it passed down, hand to hand, and how did its owners’ lives interlink? Holding it you might even muse on the transience of life against the durability of the instrument and the music it has played. This is the story of that violin. It is taken on an incredible journey through history and is passed to a variety of characters including a Georgian libertine, a young French female virtuoso, a philanthropic collector, an illiterate labourer, a heroic WW1 flyer and a young German girl who survives the Holocaust. After a series of coincidences the story of the violin comes full circle in a touching and unexpected denouement. The Violin is the perfect read for fans of historical fiction, or music lovers. It will transport you through time, pull on your heart strings and leave you spellbound.

The Despotic Lady

The Despotic Lady
Author: William Edward Norris
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 172
Release: 1895
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Despotic Lady Book Excerpt:

The private life

The private life
Author: Henry James
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2021-01-29
ISBN: 375340621X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The private life Book Excerpt:

We talked of London, face to face with a great bristling, primeval glacier. The hour and the scene were one of those impressions which make up a little, in Switzerland, for the modern indignity of travel-the promiscuities and vulgarities, the station and the hotel, the gregarious patience, the struggle for a scrappy attention, the reduction to a numbered state. The high valley was pink with the mountain rose, the cool air as fresh as if the world were young. There was a faint flush of afternoon on undiminished snows, and the fraternizing tinkle of the unseen cattle came to us with a cropped and sun-warmed odour. The balconied inn stood on the very neck of the sweetest pass in the Oberland, and for a week we had had company and weather. This was felt to be great luck, for one would have made up for the other had either been bad.

The Cosmopolitan

The Cosmopolitan
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1892
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cosmopolitan Book Excerpt:

Henry James Complete Stories Vol 4 1892 1898 LOA 82

Henry James  Complete Stories Vol  4 1892 1898  LOA  82
Author: Henry James,John Hollander
Publsiher: Library of America
Total Pages: 958
Release: 1996-01-01
ISBN: 9781883011093
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Henry James Complete Stories Vol 4 1892 1898 LOA 82 Book Excerpt:

This Library of America volume is one of five that make available for the first time in new, complete, and authoritative editions the astonishing abundance of invention and unwavering intensity of the aesthetic vision of Henry James as displayed in more than one hundred world-famous stories ranging from brief anecdotes to richly developed novellas. Equally adept at ironic comedy, muted tragedy, and supernatural fantasy, at lively social satire and nuanced portraiture, James in his shorter works explores a staggering variety of situations and emotions. Here are courtships and legacies; the worlds of literature, theater, and the popular press; the paradoxes of temperament and the constraints of custom; the clash of conscience and desire. Stylistically, the stories allowed James to experiment with tones and devices quite different from his novels—dramatic plot twists and surprise endings, swift pacing and ebullient humor. The brilliance of his technical command allowed him to transform the tiniest of suggestions—a fleetingly observed gesture, an anecdote dropped at a dinner party—into fiction remarkable for its lambent surfaces and intricate psychological counterpoint. The twenty-one stories in this volume represent James at the peak of his storytelling powers. Among them are “The Turn of the Screw,” one of his most popular works, and a terrifying exercise in psychological horror centering on the corruption of childhood innocence; “The Real Thing,” a playful consideration of the illusion of art and the paradoxes of authenticity; “The Figure in the Carpet,” “The Death of the Lion,” and “The Middle Years,” three very different expositions of the mysteries of authorship, embodying some of James’s most profound insights into the nature of his own art; “The Altar of the Dead,” a somber, ultimately wrenching meditation on the relation of the living to the dead; and “In the Cage,” an extended evocation of the inner life of a young woman trapped in a dehumanizing job at a postal-and-telegraph office. LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.

Delphi Complete Works of Henry James Illustrated

Delphi Complete Works of Henry James  Illustrated
Author: Henry James
Publsiher: Delphi Classics
Total Pages: 7864
Release: 2013-11-17
ISBN: 1908909013
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Delphi Complete Works of Henry James Illustrated Book Excerpt:

Regarded as one of the key figures of nineteenth century realism, Henry James has become famous for his novels and tales that explore the clash between the Old World Europeans and New World Americans. Using an innovative method of writing from a character’s point of view within a tale, James’ works explore issues related to consciousness and perception, producing his own inimitable ‘impressionist’ style. Delphi Classics is proud to present the complete works of this important master for the first time in publishing history, providing every novel, tale, non-fiction work and bonus material. (Version 10) * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * All 23 novels – including THE OTHER HOUSE, often missed out of collections * The unfinished novels THE IVORY TOWER and THE SENSE OF THE PAST * The novel THE WHOLE FAMILY, which James collaborated on with 11 other authors * All 112 of the novellas (including THE ASPERN PAPERS and THE TURN OF THE SCREW) and short stories with BOTH chronological and alphabetical contents tables * Includes James' rare plays * The complete travel writing, with many rare works appearing in digital print for the first time * Rare Non-Fiction collections and essays * Features James' three autobiographies, available nowhere else - explore the Great Master's literary life! * Special BONUS critical texts - discover how writers such as Conrad, Wells, Woolf and Stevenson viewed James’ works * Many images relating to James and his work * COMPLETELY UPDATED with revised texts and improvements * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres The Novels WATCH AND WARD RODERICK HUDSON THE AMERICAN THE EUROPEANS CONFIDENCE WASHINGTON SQUARE THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY THE BOSTONIANS THE PRINCESS CASAMASSIMA THE REVERBERATOR THE TRAGIC MUSE THE OTHER HOUSE THE SPOILS OF POYNTON WHAT MAISIE KNEW THE AWKWARD AGE THE SACRED FOUNT THE WINGS OF THE DOVE THE AMBASSADORS THE GOLDEN BOWL THE OUTCRY THE WHOLE FAMILY THE IVORY TOWER THE SENSE OF THE PAST The Tales LIST OF TALES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF TALES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Plays PYRAMUS AND THISBE STILL WATERS A CHANGE OF HEART DAISY MILLER TENANTS DISENGAGED THE ALBUM THE REPROBATE GUY DOMVILLE SUMMERSOFT THE HIGH BID THE OUTCRY The Travel Writing TRANSATLANTIC SKETCHES PORTRAITS OF PLACES A LITTLE TOUR IN FRANCE ENGLISH HOURS THE AMERICAN SCENE ITALIAN HOURS The Non-Fiction FRENCH NOVELISTS AND POETS HAWTHORNE PARTIAL PORTRAITS ESSAYS IN LONDON AND ELSEWHERE PICTURE AND TEXT WILLIAM WETMORE STORY AND HIS FRIENDS VIEWS AND REVIEWS NOTES ON NOVELISTS WITHIN THE RIM AND OTHER ESSAYS NOTES AND REVIEWS THE ART OF THE NOVEL The Letters THE LETTERS OF HENRY JAMES The Autobiographies A SMALL BOY AND OTHERS NOTES OF A SON AND BROTHER THE MIDDLE YEARS The Criticism HENRY JAMES — AN APPRECIATION by Joseph Conrad HENRY JAMES, JR by William Dean Howells HENRY JAMES: A CRITICAL STUDY by Ford Madox Ford SUSPENDED JUDGMENTS: HENRY JAMES by John Cowper Powys AN EXTRACT FROM ‘THE DECAY OF LYING’ by Oscar Wilde OTHER ESSAYS: HENRY JAMES by Virginia Woolf MEMOIRS AND PORTRAITS: AN ESSAY AND LETTER by Robert Louis Stevenson UNDERWOODS: POEMS ADDRESSED TO HENRY JAMES by Robert Louis Stevenson INTRODUCTION TO THE AUTOBIOGRAPHIES by F. W. Dupee OF ART, OF LITERATURE, OF MR. HENRY JAMES by H. G. Wells HENRY JAMES by Arnold Bennett

The Greatest Historical Novels of All Time

The Greatest Historical Novels of All Time
Author: D. K. Broster,Jane Austen,Leo Tolstoy,Edith Wharton,Guy de Maupassant,Sabine Baring-Gould,Eliza Haywood,Maria Edgeworth,Pierre Choderlos de Laclos,Fanny Burney,Mary Wollstonecraft,Mrs. Olifant,William Makepeace Thackeray,Samuel Richardson,Henry Fielding,Alexandre Dumas,Henry James,Charlotte Brontë,Emily Brontë,Anne Brontë,Thomas Hardy,Nathaniel Hawthorne,Grace Livingston Hill,Catharine Trotter Cockburn,Fanny Fern,Lady Charlotte Bury,Mary Angela Dickens,Robert Williams Buchanan,Georg Ebers,Philip Meadows Taylor,Gilbert Parker,Anthony Trollope,F. Scott Fitzgerald,María Ruiz de Burton,Bernardin de Saint-Pierre,Mary Hays,Louis Hémon,Madame de La Fayette,Lady Sydney Morgan
Publsiher: e-artnow
Total Pages: 22636
Release: 2022-01-04
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Greatest Historical Novels of All Time Book Excerpt:

Musaicum Books presents to you the collection of the greatest historical novels, the romance stories in the time of Ancient Egypt, Medieval Castles, Renaissance Cities, Regency Social Circles and Parisian Belle Époque: Uarda: A Romance of Ancient Egypt (Georg Ebers) The New Abelard: Love in the Times of Cathedrals (Robert Williams Buchanan) Hildebrand: The Days of Queen Elizabeth (Anonymous) Love-at-Arms (Rafael Sabatini) The Cloister and the Hearth (Charles Reade) The Princess of Cleves (Madame de La Fayette) The Forest Lovers (Maurice Hewlett) Malcolm (George MacDonald) Scarlet Letter: Love in the Colonial Period (Nathaniel Hawthorne) The Wild Irish Girl (Lady Sydney Morgan) The Dark Mile (D. K. Broster) Sophia (Stanley John Weyman) Paul and Virginia (Bernardin de Saint-Pierre) Memoirs of Emma Courtney (Mary Hays) The History of Miss Betsy Thoughtless (Eliza Haywood) Olinda's Adventures (Cockburn) Belinda (Maria Edgeworth) Dangerous Liaisons (De Laclos) Evelina (Fanny Burney) Pamela Trilogy Mary (Mary Wollstonecraft) Jane Austen: Pride & Prejudice Sense & Sensibility Mansfield Park Emma Persuasion Miss Marjoribanks & Phoebe, Junior (Mrs. Olifant) Vanity Fair (Thackeray) Mr. Rowl (D. K. Broster) The Battle of the Strong (Gilbert Parker) Kitty Alone (Sabine Baring-Gould) Sentimental Education (Gustave Flaubert) Lady Anna (Anthony Trollope) The Manoeuvring Mother (Lady Charlotte Bury) Ramona (Helen Hunt Jackson) Jane Eyre (Charlotte Brontë) Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë) The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (Anne Brontë) The Lady of the Camellias (Alexandre Dumas) The Portrait of a Lady (Henry James) Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy) The Age of Innocence (Edith Wharton) Tess of the d'Urbervilles (Thomas Hardy) Bel Ami (Guy de Maupassant) The Squatter and the Don The Four Feathers (A. E. W. Mason) The Miranda Trilogy (Grace Livingston Hill) The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)