The Paradise of Glass

The Paradise of Glass
Author: Petra Durst-Benning
Publsiher: AmazonCrossing
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2015-09-22
ISBN: 9781503945050
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Johanna, the oldest of the three Steinmann sisters, has successfully managed the family glassblowing business since her father's death, and her sister Marie's artistic gifts have made their wares unexpectedly famous. But now the livelihood of the town of Lauscha, Germany--known around the world as the "paradise of glass"--is in danger. The local glassworks is about to be sold, and rumor has it the buyer wants to make changes that will challenge glassblowing tradition. Wanda, the daughter of the middle Steinmann sister, is freshly arrived from America and engaged to an ambitious local glassblower. Yet as soon as the bold young woman learns of the impending sale, she decides to do as her mother and aunts did--cast aside her expected role in order to save the day. With the help of a handsome bank clerk, she will take a daring risk with the villagers' hard-earned money. Just like glass, though, love and commerce are fragile, and what begins as their last hope may just end in shattered dreams.

The Paradise of Revenge

The Paradise of Revenge
Author: Richard Lee Orey
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 574
Release: 2006-10-05
ISBN: 9781469115252
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Paradise of Revenge Book Excerpt:

The Paradise of Revenge is a sizzling psychological drama novel of judicial corruption, passion, uncommon courage and the dramatic love story of young Josefina Camarillo. Seduced by Satan’s whispered promise to restore her precious innocence, devout young Josefina turns her back on God and schemes her wicked biblical revenge on Shy Lanier, the teenaged son of the man she believes brutally raped and disfigured her. Meanwhile, the dazzling and brilliant Lonnie Lanier, the devoted wife of Josefina’s convicted rapist, swallows her pride and morality to work undercover in a Lawyers Only escort service gathering the evidence she needs to prove her husband’s innocence and to bring to justice the ruthless courthouse crime family that framed her husband. Share the passion of devout young Josefina Camarillo—uncensored, uncut, as it happened—as she schemes her wicked biblical revenge. Live this intimate, emotion-packed story of dear sweet Josefina, her battle with Satan ́s emissaries and her discovery of Truth— *We are never alone *God is everywhere *Love is the ultimate revenge The Paradise of Revenge presents love, sex, passion and romance on the bed of judicial corruption in a powerful story with a shocking and heartfelt resolution, a story inspiring courage and faith, a story that will haunt you for years. A bold, capitivating book you ́ll enjoy reading twice—once for the mind and again for the heart. A scintillating read for you and your friends. Visit the author at www.Authorsden.com/richardleeorey

A Critic Writes

A Critic Writes
Author: Reyner Banham
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 1997-01-27
ISBN: 9780520923201
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Critic Writes Book Excerpt:

Few twentieth-century writers on architecture and design have enjoyed the renown of Reyner Banham. Born and trained in England and a U.S. resident starting in 1976, Banham wrote incisively about American and European buildings and culture. Now readers can enjoy a chronological cross-section of essays, polemics, and reviews drawn from more than three decades of Banham's writings. The volume, which includes discussions of Italian Futurism, Adolf Loos, Paul Scheerbart, and the Bauhaus as well as explorations of contemporary architecture by Frank Gehry, James Stirling, and Norman Foster, conveys the full range of Banham's belief in industrial and technological development as the motor of architectural evolution. Banham's interests and passions ranged from architecture and the culture of pop art to urban and industrial design. In brilliant analyses of automobile styling, mobile homes, science fiction films, and the American predilection for gadgets, he anticipated many of the preoccupations of contemporary cultural studies. Los Angeles, the city that Banham commemorated in a book and a film, receives extensive attention in essays on the Santa Monica Pier, the Getty Museum, Forest Lawn cemetery, and the ubiquitous freeway system. Eminently readable, provocative, and entertaining, this book is certain to consolidate Banham's reputation among architects and students of contemporary culture. For those acquainted with his writing, it offers welcome surprises as well as familiar delights. For those encountering Banham for the first time, it comprises the perfect introduction.

Cocktails

Cocktails
Author: Simon Difford
Publsiher: diffordsguide
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2008-02
ISBN: 9780955627606
Category: Alcoholic beverages
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cocktails Book Excerpt:

The 7th edition of a book that is widely regarded by members of the drinks industry as the most complete and authoritative cocktail publication available. It contains 2,250 easy to follow cocktail recipes, each accompanied by a colour photograph. It also includes detailed instructions for beginners, tips for bar professionals, reviews of the top 100 international bars and a history of the cocktail.

Scientific American

Scientific American
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1860
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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American Gardening

American Gardening
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1893
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Gardening
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Literary Subterfuge and Contemporary Persian Fiction

Literary Subterfuge and Contemporary Persian Fiction
Author: Mohammad Mehdi Khorrami
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2014-09-25
ISBN: 1317668774
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literary Subterfuge and Contemporary Persian Fiction Book Excerpt:

The main focus of Literary Subterfuge and Contemporary Persian Fiction is to identify components and elements which define Persian modernist fiction, placing an emphasis on literary concepts and devices which provide the dynamics of the evolutionary trajectory of this modernism. The question of ‘who writes Iran’ refers to a contested area which goes beyond the discipline of literary criticism. Non-literary discourses have made every effort to impose their "committed" readings on literary texts; they have even managed to exert influence on the process of literary creation. In this process, inevitably, many works, or segments of them, and many concepts which do not lend themselves to such readings have been ignored; at the same time, many of them have been appropriated by these discourses. Yet components and elements of Persian literary tradition have persistently engaged in this discursive confrontation, mainly by insisting on literature’s relative autonomy, so that at least concepts such as conformity and subterfuge, essential in terms of defining modern and modernist Persian fiction, could be defined in a literary manner. Proffering an alternative in terms of literary historiography; this book supports a methodological approach that considers literary narratives which occur in the margins of dominant discourses, and indeed promote non-discursivity, as the main writers of Persian modernist fiction. It is an essential resource for scholars and researchers interested in Persian and comparative literature, as well as Middle Eastern Studies more broadly.

Bible Wonders

Bible Wonders
Author: Richard Newton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 152
Release: 1869
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bible
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Bible Wonders

Bible Wonders
Author: Richard NEWTON (D.D., Rector of St. Paul's Church, Philadelphia.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1869
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Paradise Mystery

The Paradise Mystery
Author: Joseph Smith Fletcher
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 318
Release: 1920
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Adventure stories, American
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Brothers Karamazov Complete 12 Volumes A Philosophical Novel by the Russian Novelist Journalist and Philosopher Author of Crime and Punishment The Idiot Demons The House of the Dead Notes from Underground and The Gambler

The Brothers Karamazov  Complete 12 Volumes   A Philosophical Novel by the Russian Novelist  Journalist and Philosopher  Author of Crime and Punishment  The Idiot  Demons  The House of the Dead  Notes from Underground and The Gambler
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Publsiher: e-artnow
Total Pages: 838
Release: 2015-05-24
ISBN: 8026837959
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Brothers Karamazov Complete 12 Volumes A Philosophical Novel by the Russian Novelist Journalist and Philosopher Author of Crime and Punishment The Idiot Demons The House of the Dead Notes from Underground and The Gambler Book Excerpt:

The Brothers Karamazov is a passionate philosophical novel set in 19th century Russia, that enters deeply into the ethical debates of God, free will, and morality. It is a spiritual drama of moral struggles concerning faith, doubt, and reason, set against a modernizing Russia, with a plot which revolves around the subject of patricide.

The Brothers Karamazov

The Brothers Karamazov
Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 818
Release: 2017-11-23
ISBN: 1407016261
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Brothers Karamazov Book Excerpt:

FROM THE AWARD-WINNING TRANSLATORS RICHARD PEVEAR AND LARISSA VOLOKHONSKY Dostoevsky's beautiful writing style and universal themes make this epic 19th century novel unmissable. The Brothers Karamazov is a murder mystery, a courtroom drama, and an exploration of erotic rivalry in a series of triangular love affairs involving Karamazov and his three sons - the impulsive and sensual Dmitri; the coldly rational Ivan; and the healthy young novice Alyosha. Through the gripping events of their story, Dostoevsky portrays the social and spiritual strivings in what was both a golden age and a tragic turning point in Russian history.

Architecture and Nature

Architecture and Nature
Author: Sarah Bonnemaison,Christine Macy
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 385
Release: 2003-09-02
ISBN: 1134455399
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Architecture and Nature Book Excerpt:

The word "nature" comes from natura, Latin for birth - as do the words nation, native and innate. But nature and nation share more than a common root, they share a common history where one term has been used to define the other. In the United States, the relationship between nation and nature has been central to its colonial and post-colonial history, from the idea of the noble savage to the myth of the frontier. Narrated, painted and filmed, American landscapes have been central to the construction of a national identity. This book offers an in-depth look at how changing ideas of what nature is and what it means for the country have been represented in buildings and landscapes over the past century. It begins with the close of the frontier and the rise of the conservation movement in the 1890s, and it ends with the opening of the "final" frontier of outer space and the rise of the ecology movement in the 1960s. In this seventy five year period, certain American myths about nature have endured while others have been invented, reworked or abandoned.; The buildings and landscapes that have resulted from this dynamic process represent the dreams and ambitions of the country for its relationship to nature: the architecture of the National Parks, the streamlined dams of the Tennessee Valley Authority, the modernist dream houses of post war California, and the geodesic domes of the countercultural sixties. Each of these buildings and landscapes were iconic representations in their era - symbolizing a perfect ideal for life in harmony with nature. Commissioned by either government or business interests, they can be seen as way stations in the development of a national identity. We explore the meanings of these seemingly familiar buildings from a new perspective, using them to shed light on the country's complex and often controversial relationship to nature.

Paradise Under Glass

Paradise Under Glass
Author: Ruth Kassinger
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2010-04-20
ISBN: 0061991309
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paradise Under Glass Book Excerpt:

Paradise Under Glass is a witty and absorbing memoir about one woman’s unlikely desire to build, stock, and tend a small conservatory in her suburban Maryland home. Ruth Kassinger’s wonderful story of the unique way she chose to cope with the profound changes in her life—a book that will delight readers of Eat, Pray, Love and I Feel Bad About My Neck—is interwoven with the fascinating history of conservatories from the Renaissance orangeries to the glass palaces of Kew.

Gardening Illustrated

Gardening Illustrated
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 826
Release: 1896
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Gardening
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Notes and Sketches of the Paris Exhibition

Notes and Sketches of the Paris Exhibition
Author: George Augustus Sala
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 408
Release: 1868
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Art, Modern
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Journal of American Culture

Journal of American Culture
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1989
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Comparative civilization
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Preaching and New Worlds

Preaching and New Worlds
Author: Timothy Johnson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2018-12-18
ISBN: 135165859X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Preaching and New Worlds Book Excerpt:

This collection of essays examines the polyvalent concept of "New Worlds" in the context of medieval and early modern sermon studies. While the terms "Old World" and "New World" are commonplace in studies of Europe and the Americas, this volume explores how preaching in the Atlantic world and beyond creatively engaged audiences in addressing new cultural and religious perspectives regardless of their geographical location and time period. The identification of the "other" in sermons is already an implicit recognition of a novel world, which could be equally enticing and intimidating. The scholars represented in this volume examine a wide panorama of medieval and early modern efforts as they identify how sermons, which often served as a highly effective media of mass communication, reflect shifting identities, sometimes contested and sometimes embraced, within long-standing traditional constructs. Particular themes include apocalypticism, art and mission, cultural interaction, multilingualism, forms of religious life, and theological innovation.

Selected works of Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Selected works of Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky
Publsiher: Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-02-01
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Selected works of Fyodor Dostoyevsky Book Excerpt:

Selected works of Fyodor Dostoevsky from the series "Best of the Best" is the book that everyone should read to understand themselves and each other. The authors and works for this book series were selected, as a result of numerous studies, analysis of the texts over the past 100 years and the demand for readers. It must be read in order to understand the world around us, its history, to recognize the heroes, to understand the winged expressions and jokes that come from these literary works. Reading these books will mean the discovery of a world of self-development and self-expression for each person. These books have been around for decades, and sometimes centuries, for the time they recreate, the values they teach, the point of view, or simply the beauty of words. This volume of the Best of the Best series includes famous works The Idiot; Crime and Punishment; The Brothers Karamazov; The Insulted and the Injured; Notes from the Underground; The Grand Inquisitor; The Possessed (also titled: Demons, The Devils); The Gambler; Poor Folk (Poor People); Uncle's Dream; The Permanent Husband; An Honest Thief

The Quarterly Review

The Quarterly Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1859
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: English literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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