The White Queen

The White Queen
Author: Philippa Gregory
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 415
Release: 2013-07-09
ISBN: 1476735484
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The White Queen Book Excerpt:

A tale of the Wars of the Roses follows Elizabeth Woodville, who ascends to royalty and fights for the well-being of her family, including two sons whose imprisonment in the Tower of London precedes a devastating unsolved mystery.

Thorgil Bloodaxe

Thorgil Bloodaxe
Author: Ralph E. Laitres
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2011-09
ISBN: 1770675221
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thorgil Bloodaxe Book Excerpt:

Thorgil Bloodaxe is an aging mercenary man, who sells his blade to those who can afford his price. He holds no allegiances to any land, but only serves those who will add silver to his purse of coins. Once a proud Jomsviking commander and a member of the Byzantium Empire's elite mercenary unit of Varangian Guards, Thorgil now makes his meager living by wandering from one northern province to another, providing protection to fat merchants or aiding in blood-feuds. Enter the White Queen of Nidafjoll, who is seeking a warrior called the Bloodaxe who murdered her sister Karelia of Trolleboten thirteen years earlier. Queen Hvit, the White Queen spies on the northern kingdoms with the aid of her mirror from her kingdom isle. To avenge the murder of her sister, the White Queen unleashes a host of events that would change the lives of many. Thorgil is forced by the hand of the White Queen into a perilous adventure that may very well cost him his life.

The White Queen of Middleham

The White Queen of Middleham
Author: Lesley J. Nickell
Publsiher: Mereo Books
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2019-01-01
ISBN: 1861512104
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The White Queen of Middleham Book Excerpt:

For Anne Neville, a timid and delicate child, ignored by her mother, patronised by her elder sister and bullied by her formidable father Warwick the Kingmaker, her childhood friend Richard Plantagenet becomes a source of strength throughout her life. As she moves abruptly from castle to castle, from England to France, with Warwick’s changing fortunes in the turbulent Wars of the Roses, Anne is a pawn in the dangerous games of political intrigue that she struggles to understand. The third son of the ambitious Duke of York, later King Richard III, is a hero in the eyes of the shy and bewildered Anne, and the key to her understanding of the great events happening around her. Their love, almost wrecked by the feud of York and Lancaster, culminates in great happiness and the last Plantagenet reign in England. The White Queen of Middleham is the first book in the Sprigs of Broom series, following the lives of Yorkist Plantagenet off-spring including "The Princes in the Tower" and Perkin Warbeck and was a runner-up in the Georgette Heyer awards for Historical Fiction.

The Multicultural Imagination

The Multicultural Imagination
Author: Michael Vannoy Adams
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 269
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9780415138383
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Multicultural Imagination Book Excerpt:

The author presents case material from patients for whom "race" or color is a significant social and political concern which impacts on them personally. In the therapeutic dialogue and in dreams, these patients struggle to establish and effective individual identity in relation to whatever collective "racial" identity may have been either imposed on them or adopted by them. The Multicultural Imagination challenges the essentials view that restricts all individuals to this kind of collective identity. The book uses various analytic perspectives in both the Freudian and Jungian traditions. This book exposes the unconscious attitudes that have stood in the way of an authentically multicultural imagination. It encourages psychoanalysts and psychotherapists to recognize the importance of "race" or color within the unconscious and will interest those working in other fields, including cultural studies and "racial" and ethnic studies.

Reasoning Builder for Admission and Standardized Tests

Reasoning Builder for Admission and Standardized Tests
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Research & Education Assoc.
Total Pages: 238
Release: 1994
ISBN: 9780878919321
Category: College entrance achievement tests
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reasoning Builder for Admission and Standardized Tests Book Excerpt:

REA'S REASONING BUILDER teaches and reviews the reasoning sections of all major admission and standardized tests. REA'S REASONING BUILDER raises test scores, names the tests on which a specific topic will appear, describes the topic's relative importance on each exam, identifies important areas to study with indexed charts and directions, and more.

The White Princess

The White Princess
Author: Philippa Gregory
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2013
ISBN: 9780857207517
Category: Biographical fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The White Princess Book Excerpt:

From the bestselling author of The Other Boleyn Girl comes the haunting story of the mother of the Tudors, Elizabeth of York, wife to Henry VII. Beautiful eldest daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville - the White Queen - the young princess Elizabeth faces a conflict of loyalties between the red rose and the white. Forced into marriage with Henry VII, she must reconcile her slowly growing love for him with her loyalty to the House of York, and choose between her mother's rebellion and her husband's tyranny. Then she has to meet the Pretender, whose claim denies the House of Tudor itself.

Learn to Play Chess

Learn to Play Chess
Author: Alexandra Cooper
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-12-09
ISBN: 1329163362
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learn to Play Chess Book Excerpt:

This book is designed for children and beginner players. The book contains: basic rules of chess, basic piece moves, advanced piece moves (castling, en passant, pawn promotion) exercices for each piece, tips, 100 puzzles (checkmate in one, win the queen, capturing a hanging piece) with solutions and explanations and chess notation explained. Playing chess from childhood improves the learning, thinking,decisions making ability, develops memory skills, teaches children the importance of discipline in life and improves the self-confidence of the children.

Premodern Rulers and Postmodern Viewers

Premodern Rulers and Postmodern Viewers
Author: Janice North,Karl C. Alvestad,Elena Woodacre
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 351
Release: 2018-02-01
ISBN: 3319687719
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Premodern Rulers and Postmodern Viewers Book Excerpt:

Pop culture portrayals of medieval and early modern monarchs are rife with tension between authenticity and modern mores, producing anachronisms such as a feminist Queen Isabel (in RTVE’s Isabel) and a lesbian Queen Christina (in The Girl King). This book examines these anachronisms as a dialogue between premodern and postmodern ideas about gender and sexuality, raising questions of intertemporality, the interpretation of history, and the dangers of presentism. Covering a range of famous and lesser-known European monarchs on screen, from Elizabeth I to Muhammad XII of Granada, this book addresses how the lives of powerful women and men have been mythologized in order to appeal to today’s audiences. The contributors interrogate exactly what is at stake in these portrayals; namely, our understanding of premodern rulers, the gender and sexual ideologies they navigated, and those that we navigate today.

Thomas Middleton and the Plural Politics of Jacobean Drama

Thomas Middleton and the Plural Politics of Jacobean Drama
Author: Mark Kaethler
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2021-05-10
ISBN: 1501513990
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thomas Middleton and the Plural Politics of Jacobean Drama Book Excerpt:

Thomas Middleton and the Plural Politics of Jacobean Drama represents the first sustained study of Middleton’s dramatic works as responses to James I’s governance. Through examining Middleton’s poiesis in relation to the political theology of Jacobean London, Kaethler explores early forms of free speech, namely parrhēsia, and rhetorical devices, such as irony and allegory, to elucidate the ways in which Middleton’s plural art exposes the limitations of the monarch’s sovereign image. By drawing upon earlier forms of dramatic intervention, James’s writings, and popular literature that blossomed during the Jacobean period, including news pamphlets, the book surveys a selection of Middleton’s writings, ranging from his first extant play The Phoenix (1604) to his scandalous finale A Game at Chess (1624). In the course of this investigation, the author identifies that although Middleton’s drama spurs political awareness and questions authority, it nevertheless simultaneously promotes alternative structures of power, which manifest as misogyny and white supremacy.

Red Queen

Red Queen
Author: Christina Henry
Publsiher: Titan Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-07-12
ISBN: 1785653342
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Red Queen Book Excerpt:

The land outside of the Old City was supposed to be green, lush, hopeful. But the verdant fields are nothing but ash—and hope is nowhere to be found. Still, Alice and Hatcher are on a mission to find his daughter: a quest they will not forsake even as it takes them deep into the clutches of the mad White Queen or into the realm of the twisted and cruel Black King. The pieces are set and the game has begun, and each move brings Alice closer to her destiny.

Castration

Castration
Author: Gary Taylor
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2002-09-11
ISBN: 1135957762
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Castration Book Excerpt:

Castration is a lively history of the meaning, function, and act of castration from its place in the early church to its secular reinvention in the Renaissance as a spiritualized form of masculinity in its 20th century position at the core of psychoanalysis.

The Complete Gamester Or Full and Easy Instructions for Playing the Games Now in Vogue

The Complete Gamester Or  Full and Easy Instructions for Playing the Games Now in Vogue
Author: Richard Seymour
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 346
Release: 1739
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Gamester Or Full and Easy Instructions for Playing the Games Now in Vogue Book Excerpt:

Musical Response in the Early Modern Playhouse 1603 1625

Musical Response in the Early Modern Playhouse  1603 1625
Author: Simon Smith
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2017-09-07
ISBN: 1107180848
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Musical Response in the Early Modern Playhouse 1603 1625 Book Excerpt:

This book re-examines early modern musical culture to suggest how music shapes meaning in plays by Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

Dark Tides

Dark Tides
Author: Philippa Gregory
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2020-11-24
ISBN: 1501187201
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dark Tides Book Excerpt:

#1 New York Times bestselling author of Tidelands—the “searing portrait of a woman that resonates across the ages” (People)—returns with an evocative historical novel tracking the rise of the Tidelands family in London, Venice, and New England. Midsummer Eve 1670. Two unexpected visitors arrive at a shabby warehouse on the south side of the River Thames. The first is a wealthy nobleman seeking the lover he deserted twenty-one years earlier. Now James Avery has everything to offer: a fortune, a title, and the favor of the newly restored King Charles II. He believes that the warehouse’s poor owner Alinor has the one thing he cannot buy—his son and heir. The second visitor is a beautiful widow from Venice in deepest mourning. She claims Alinor as her mother-in-law and tells her of the death of Rob—Alinor’s son—drowned in the dark tides of the Venice lagoon. Meanwhile, Alinor’s brother Ned, in faraway New England, is making a life for himself between in the narrowing space between the jarring worlds of the English newcomers and the American Indians as they move towards inevitable war. Alinor writes to him that she knows—without doubt—that her son is alive and the widow is an imposter. But how can she prove it? Set in the poverty and glamour of Restoration London, in the golden streets of Venice, and on the tensely contested frontier of early America, this is a novel of greed and desire: for love, for wealth, for a child, and for home.

What to Watch When

What to Watch When
Author: Christian Blauvelt,Laura Buller,Andrew Frisicano,Stacey Grant,Mark Morris,Drew Toal,Eddie Robson,Maggie Serota,Matthew Turner,Laurie Ulster
Publsiher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2020-10-01
ISBN: 0241502500
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What to Watch When Book Excerpt:

Answering the eternal question... WHAT TO WATCH NEXT? Looking for a box set to get your adrenaline racing or to escape to a different era? In need of a good laugh to lift your spirits? Hunting for a TV show that the whole family can watch together? If you're feeling indecisive about your next binge-watching session, we've done the hard work for you. Featuring 1,000 carefully curated reviews written by a panel of TV connoisseurs, What To Watch When offers up the best show suggestions for every mood and moment.

Literary Communication as Dialogue

Literary Communication as Dialogue
Author: Roger D. Sell
Publsiher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Total Pages: 425
Release: 2020-11-15
ISBN: 9027260575
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literary Communication as Dialogue Book Excerpt:

As traced by Roger D. Sell, literary communication is a process of community-making. As long as literary authors and those responding to them respect each other’s human autonomy, literature flourishes as an enjoyable, though often challenging mode of interaction that is truly dialogical in spirit. This gives rise to author-respondent communities whose members represent existential commonalities blended together with historical differences. These heterogeneous literary communities have a larger social significance, in that they have long served as counterweights to the hegemonic tendencies of modernity, and more recently to postmodernity’s well-intentioned but restrictive politics of identity. In post-postmodern times, their ethos is increasingly one of pleasurable egalitarianism. The despondent anti-hedonism of the twentieth century intelligentsia can now seem rather dated. Some of the papers selected for this volume develop Sell’s ideas in mainly theoretical terms. But most of them offer detailed criticism of particular anglophone writers, ranging from Shakespeare, Ben Jonson and other poets and dramatists of the early modern period, through Wordsworth and Coleridge, to Dickens, Pinter, and Rushdie.

The Chess Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes

The Chess Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes
Author: Raymond M. Smullyan
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 171
Release: 2012-01
ISBN: 0486482014
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Chess Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes Book Excerpt:

Join Holmes and Watson as they examine interrupted games to deduce prior moves. A series of increasingly complex chess mysteries culminates in a double murder perpetrated by Professor Moriarty. The master sleuth instructs his companion (and us) in the intricacies of retrograde analysis; readers need only a knowledge of how the pieces move.

A City Dreaming

A City Dreaming
Author: Daniel Polansky
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-10-04
ISBN: 1682450384
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A City Dreaming Book Excerpt:

A powerful magician returns to New York City and reluctantly finds himself in the middle of a war between the city’s two most powerful witches. “It would help if you did not think of it as magic. M certainly had long ceased to do so.” M is an ageless drifter with a sharp tongue, few scruples, and the ability to bend reality to his will, ever so slightly. He’s come back to New York City after a long absence, and though he’d much rather spend his days drinking artisanal beer in his favorite local bar, his old friends—and his enemies—have other plans for him. One night M might find himself squaring off against the pirates who cruise the Gowanus Canal; another night sees him at a fashionable uptown charity auction where the waitstaff are all zombies. A subway ride through the inner circles of hell? In M’s world, that’s practically a pleasant diversion. Before too long, M realizes he’s landed in the middle of a power struggle between Celise, the elegant White Queen of Manhattan, and Abilene, Brooklyn’s hip, free-spirited Red Queen, a rivalry that threatens to make New York go the way of Atlantis. To stop it, M will have to call in every favor, waste every charm, and blow every spell he’s ever acquired—he might even have to get out of bed before noon. Enter a world of Wall Street wolves, slumming scenesters, desperate artists, drug-induced divinities, pocket steampunk universes, and demonic coffee shops. M’s New York, the infinite nexus of the universe, really is a city that never sleeps—but is always dreaming.

Feminine Singularity

Feminine Singularity
Author: Ronjaunee Chatterjee
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2022-08-09
ISBN: 1503632318
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Feminine Singularity Book Excerpt:

What happens if we read nineteenth-century and Victorian texts not for the autonomous liberal subject, but for singularity—for what is partial, contingent, and in relation, rather than what is merely "alone"? Feminine Singularity offers a powerful feminist theory of the subject—and shows us paths to thinking subjectivity, race, and gender anew in literature and in our wider social world. Through fresh, sophisticated readings of Lewis Carroll, Christina Rossetti, Charles Baudelaire, and Wilkie Collins in conversation with psychoanalysis, Black feminist and queer-of-color theory, and continental philosophy, Ronjaunee Chatterjee uncovers a lexicon of feminine singularity that manifests across poetry and prose through likeness and minimal difference, rather than individuality and identity. Reading for singularity shows us the ways femininity is fundamentally entangled with racial difference in the nineteenth century and well into the contemporary, as well as how rigid categories can be unsettled and upended. Grappling with the ongoing violence embedded in the Western liberal imaginary, Feminine Singularity invites readers to commune with the subversive potentials in nineteenth-century literature for thinking subjectivity today.

The Logical Alien

The Logical Alien
Author: Sofia Miguens
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 944
Release: 2020-02-11
ISBN: 0674242831
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Logical Alien Book Excerpt:

Is our logical form of thought merely one among many, or must it be the form of thought as such? From Kant to Wittgenstein, philosophers have wrestled with variants of this question. This volume brings together nine distinguished thinkers on the subject, including James Conant, author of the seminal paper “The Search for Logically Alien Thought.”