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Pride and Prejudice Surrendered

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In Satire, Celebrity, and Politics in Jane Austen, Jocelyn Harris argues that Jane Austen was a satirist, a celebrity-watcher, and a keen political observer. In Mansfield Park, she appears to base Fanny Price on Fanny Burney, criticize the royal heir as unfit to rule, and expose Susan Burney’s cruel husband through Mr. Price. In Northanger Abbey, she satirizes the young Prince of Wales as the vulgar John Thorpe; in Persuasion, she attacks both the regent’s failure to retrench, and his dangerous desire to become another Sun King. For Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice, Austen may draw on the actress Dorothy Jordan, mistress of the pro-slavery Duke of Clarence, while her West Indian heiress in Sanditon may allude to Sara Baartman, who was exhibited in Paris and London as “The Hottentot Venus,” and adopted as a test case by the abolitionists. Thoroughly researched and elegantly written, this new book by Jocelyn Harris contributes significantly to the growing literature about Austen’s worldiness by presenting a highly particularized web of facts, people, texts, and issues vital to her historical moment.

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By Graham P. Chapman
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By Samuel Hynes
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  • Pages : 336
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The Soldiers' Tale is the story of modern wars as told by the men who did the actual fighting. Hynes examines the journals, memoirs, and letters of men who fought in the two World Wars and in Vietnam, and also the wars fought against the weak and helpless in concentration camps, prisoner-of-war camps, and bombed cities. Interweaving his own reflections on war with brilliantly chosen passages from soldiers' accounts, he offers vivid answers to the question we all ask of men who have fought: What was it like? In these powerful pages the experiences of modern war, which seem unimaginable to those who weren't there, become comprehensible and real. The wide range of writers examined includes both famous literary memoirists like Robert Graves, Tim O'Brien, and Elie Wiesel, and unknown soldiers who wrote only their war stories. Using these testimonies, Hynes considers each war in terms of its special circumstances and its effects on men who fought. His understanding of the psychology of warfare—and of each war's role in history—gives this study its intellectual authority; the voices of the men who were there, and wrote about what they saw and felt, give it its powerful dramatic impact.

The Road to Harmony with God

By Joseph A. Schrock
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
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  • Pages : 160
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This book is the result of dedicated efforts to not only find what is most real and most vital for humans to strive toward, but to achieve an increasing harmony with a transcendent Reality that may be called God. The current book is an effort to express in understandable language the author's convictions concerning important aspects of the the road to harmony with the transcendent being we call God. There are almost innumerable religions and religious sects in our troubled world, whereby billions of human beings search for ways to find inner peace and tranquility. Very often such endeavors encounter winding roads, numerous detours in the roads, and far too often major obstacles in our paths. This book seeks to serve as a general outline of how many among us might enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of our walk on the road toward true harmony with Ultimate Reality (God). This book is emphatically not one that seeks to steer its readers toward financial wealth, or a life full of sensual and secular thrills, but it does give guidance toward an ever-growing inner peace, harmony, a sense of purpose, well-being, and joy. The book can be read with serious interest and appreciation by Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, or those oriented toward New Age ideologies. Even some strict secularists might encounter in its pages some ideas worth considering. The book is essentially nonsectarian, nondenominational, and of potential interest to any seeker of a deeper spirituality and more rewarding growth toward ultimate reality, truth, and goodness.

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By Richard Sullivan
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1136567887
  • Pages : 138
  • Category : Family & Relationships
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Vital information on family services, custody, and access rights for gay parents! Queer Families, Common Agendas: Gay People, Lesbians, and Family Values examines the real life experience of those affected by current laws and policies regarding homosexual families. The book will help policy makers, lawyers, social workers, and the general public better understand these families. Here you will be able to compare the progress of policy in the U.S. and Canada for gay and lesbian parents and their children and explore relevant legal approaches in the two countries. In Queer Families, Common Agendas: Gay People, Lesbians, and Family Values, a range of strategies for advancing the rights of sexual minority parents are considered for legal feasibility and political viability. You will gain insight into the contradictions in policies and practices that ultimately disadvantage children based on their family origins, and you will discover alternative approaches for improved services to homosexual families. Queer Families, Common Agendas explores: family law and protection of women-headed households legal definitions of motherhood and fatherhood in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom family and adoption idealogies concerning gay families and their rights to adopt new ways to make social services responsive to minority families the lesbian and gay “agenda” the value of family and the family of values--as opposed to the worn-out phrase “family values” Queer Families, Common Agendas serves as a primer to assist you in understanding the legal struggles that lesbian and gay families are facing today. You will explore concerns about family law, protection of women-headed households, motherhood, fatherhood, adoption and family ideology, and how to make social services responsive to gay and lesbian families. This excellent reference provides you with the necessary background and techniques to create services that are responsive and effective with sexual minority families.

The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

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  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 354
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Book Summary:

This is a unique new reference book to English-language writers and writing throughout the present century, in all major genres and from all around the world - from Joseph Conrad to Will Self, Virginia Woolf to David Mamet, Ezra Pound to Peter Carey, James Joyce to Amy Tan. The survivors of the Victorian age who feature in The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English - writers such as Thomas Hardy, Olive Schreiner, Rabindranath Tagore, Henry James - could hardly have imagined how richly diverse `Literature in English' would become by the end of the century. Fiction, plays, poetry, and a whole range of non-fictional writing are celebrated in this informative, readable, and catholic reference book, which includes entries on literary movements, periodicals, and over 400 individual works, as well as articles on some 2,400 authors. All the great literary figures are included, whether American or Australian, British, Irish, or Indian, African or Canadian or Caribbean - among them Samuel Beckett, Edith Wharton, Patrick White, T. S. Eliot, Derek Walcott, D. H. Lawrence, Tennessee Williams, Vladimir Nabokov, Wole Soyinka, Sylvia Plath - as well as a wealth of less obviously canonical writers, from Anaïs Nin to L. M. Montgomery, Bob Dylan to Terry Pratchett. The book comes right up to date with contemporary figures such as Toni Morrison, Ben Okri, Salman Rushdie, Carol Shields, Tim Winton, Nadine Gordimer, Vikram Seth, Don Delillo, and many others. Title entries range from Aaron's Rod to The Zoo Story; topics from Angry Young Men, Bestsellers, and Concrete Poetry to Soap Opera, Vietnam Writing, and Westerns. A lively introduction by John Sutherland highlights the various and sometimes contradictory canons that have emerged over the century, and the increasingly international sources of writing in English which the Companion records. Catering for all literary tastes, this is the most comprehensive single-volume guide to modern (and postmodern) literature.

Pride and Prejudice for Teens

By Jane Austen Gerry Baird
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  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Isbn : 1329702050
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 808
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Using Jane Austen’s original manuscript as a starting point, Gerry Baird has masterfully modernized the text and punctuation to make this timeless romance more accessible, while still preserving the beauty and intent of the original. This simplified version of a classic story will transport you to the world of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. After initially shunning her, Mr. Darcy begins to take notice of her fine eyes and remarkable wit. Elizabeth, who has few family connections and very little wealth to recommend her, believes Mr. Darcy to be a proud and disagreeable man and therefore takes little notice of him until he shocks her—and himself—with a proposal of marriage. Experience this beloved story of regret, misunderstanding and unlikely love in a whole new way in Pride and Prejudice for Teens.

The Murder of Mr. Wickham

By Claudia Gray
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 0735241783
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 710
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From New York Times–bestselling author Claudia Gray—a summer house party turns into a thrilling whodunit when Mr. Wickham, one of literature’s most notorious rakes, finally gets what's coming to him in this brilliantly imagined murder mystery featuring Jane Austen’s leading literary couples. After many years of happy marriage, Emma Knightley and her husband are throwing a house party, bringing together distant relatives and new acquaintances—not all of whom are well known to the Knightleys but are certainly beloved by every Jane Austen fan: Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy, Marianne and Colonel Brandon, Anne and Captain Wentworth, and Fanny and Edmund Bertram. Very much not invited is Mr. Wickham, whose latest financial scheme has netted him newfound wealth—and a broadening array of enemies. With his unexpected arrival, tempers flare and secrets are revealed, making it clear that everyone would be happier if Mr. Wickham got his comeuppance. Yet the Knightleys and their guests are all shocked when Wickham turns up murdered—except, of course, for the killer hidden in their midst. With everyone a suspect, it falls to the house party's two youngest guests to solve the mystery of who finally delivered to Wickham his just deserts: Juliet Tilney, the smart and resourceful daughter of Catherine and Henry Tilney, eager for adventure outside Northanger Abbey; and Jonathan Darcy, Elizabeth and Darcy's eldest son, whose adherence to propriety makes his father seem relaxed. In a tantalizing fusion of Austen and Christie, the unlikely pair must put aside their own poor first impressions—and uncover the guilty party before an innocent person is sentenced to hang.

Virginia Woolf

By Robin Majumdar,Allen McLaurin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1134724047
  • Pages : 484
  • Category : Reference
  • Reads : 553
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Book Summary:

This set comprises of 40 volumes covering nineteenth and twentieth century European and American authors. These volumes will be available as a complete set, mini boxed sets (by theme) or as individual volumes. This second set compliments the first 68 volume set of Critical Heritage published by Routledge in October 1995.

Christianity, Femininity and Social Change in Contemporary China

By Li Ma
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Isbn : 3030318028
  • Pages : 205
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 362
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Women make up the vast majority of Protestant Christians in China—a largely faceless majority, as their stories too often go untold in scholarly research as well as popular media. This book writes Protestant Chinese women into the history of twenty-first-century China. It features the oral histories of over a dozen women, highlighting themes of spiritual transformation, politicized culture, social mobility, urbanization, and family life. Each subject narrates not only her own story, but that of her mother, as well, revealing a deeply personal dimension to the dramatic social change that has occurred in a matter of decades. By uncovering the stories of Christian women in China, Li Ma offers a unique window onto the interactions between femininity and Christianity, and onto the socioeconomic upheavals that mark recent Chinese history.

The History of Freedom (and other Essays)

By John Emerich Edward Dalberg,Lord Acton
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  • Publisher : Jazzybee Verlag
  • Isbn : 3849646114
  • Pages : 784
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 418
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This volume must be regarded not as the support of an existing reputation, or as a bid for the establishment of posthumous renown, but as the record and memorial of a rare and attractive personality. The accurate, insatiable, and broad-minded student is revealed ; the generous champion of a noble cause which has suffered temporary defeat is seen on the field of his eager endeavour in controversy with Popes and Cardinals for the sake of freedom and truth ; and the principles which he brought to the study of history or elicited from his observation of men and affairs throughout the centuries are set forth for all to read. This is the annotated edition including several hundred footnotes. From the Contents: The History Of Freedom In Antiquity The History Of Freedom In Christianity Sir Erskine May's Democracy In Europe The Massacre Of St. Bartholomew The Protestant Theory Of Persecution Mr. Goldwin Smith's Irish History ... and many more ...

The History of Freedom, and Other Essays

By John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Baron Acton
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  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Isbn : EAN:8596547028444
  • Pages : 662
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 374
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Book Summary:

This book consists of articles reprinted from various journals of Acton, who was one of the great historians of the Victorian period and one of the greatest classical historians of all time. This work includes his other works include Lectures on Modern History and Historical Essays and Studies, which were brought to light after his death.

Suzanna's Surrender

By Nora Roberts
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • Isbn : 1250775809
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 986
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A woman’s search for her family’s birthright leads her to a man she never expected to see again in Suzanna’s Surrender, a novel of The Calhoun Women from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts. A legend and a mystery, the Calhoun Emeralds vanished from the Towers, a mansion on the shores of Maine, long ago. Suzanna Calhoun has taken it upon herself to find them—only to discover Holt Bradford along the way. The last time they crossed paths was in high school. Now she’s a single mother protecting her family and he’s an exhausted ex-cop who’s turned his back on the world. But Holt is also the link to the Calhouns’ missing fortune—and when he agrees to help her, Suzanna realizes something even deeper and more passionate draws them together.

The Improvement of the Estate

By Alistair M. Duckworth
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  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Isbn : 142143217X
  • Pages : 280
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 118
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Finally, Duckworth underscores Austen's awareness of the importance of a society of individuals whose behavior is socially informed.

A. W. Pink's Studies in the Scriptures

By Arthur W. Pink
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  • Publisher : Sovereign Grace Publishers,
  • Isbn : 1589602218
  • Pages : 586
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 814
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Read and download full book A. W. Pink's Studies in the Scriptures