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A Fair Barbarian

Written By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • ID Book : 8726804247
  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Number of Pages : 74
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reads : 193
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American heiress Octavia Bassett arrives in a sleepy English town to visit her aunt Belinda. She’s extremely wealthy, privileged and independent, which doesn’t go over well with the locals. Her arrival sets tongues wagging and ruffles feathers of the very conservative and traditional residents. Indifferent to the impression she creates, Octavia befriends Lucia Gaston, the meek granddaughter of the village matriarch, Lady Theobald. More friction arise as Lucia’s intended, Captain Barold, proposes to Octavia. She turns him down flat and leaves him dumbfounded. Meanwhile, Lucia, inspired by her friend’s independence falls in love with Mr. Burmistone, a mill owner her grandmother frowns upon. Then Octavia’s father and former fiancé arrive in town causing even more commotion among the locals. A lighthearted and entertaining tale, perfect for fans of Jane Austen, Lisa Kleypas and Julia Quinn. Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924) was born in Manchester, England, but emigrated to the United States after her father’s death. She wrote stories for magazines to help her family financially, and would later write plays and novels. Her most famous works are ‘A Little Princess’ (1905) and ‘The Secret Garden’ (1911).

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Delphi Complete Novels of Frances Hodgson Burnett (Illustrated)

By Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 4338
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 152
  • File Pdf: delphi-complete-novels-of-frances-hodgson-burnett.pdf

Book Summary:

Famous for the beloved children’s classics ‘The Secret Garden’ and ‘Little Lord Fauntleroy’, Frances Hodgson Burnett produced a large body of fiction that firmly established her name on both sides of the Atlantic. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete novels of Frances Hodgson Burnett for the first time in publishing history, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Burnett’s life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * ALL 21 novels, with individual contents tables * Rare novels like HAWORTH’S appearing in digital print for the first time * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Many famous works are fully illustrated with their original artwork, with hundreds of illustrations * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories * Many rare short stories and novellas available in no other collection * Easily locate the short stories you want to read * Includes Burnett’s autobiography – explore the author’s personal memoires * Special ‘Contextual Pieces’ section, with contemporary articles, reviews and essays evaluating Burnett’s life and works * Features a bonus biography - discover Burnett’s literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels THAT LASS O’LOWRIE’S DOLLY: A LOVE STORY THEO HAWORTH’S A FAIR BARBARIAN THROUGH ONE ADMINISTRATION LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY A LITTLE PRINCESS THE TWO LITTLE PILGRIMS’ PROGRESS A LADY OF QUALITY HIS GRACE OF OSMONDE IN CONNECTION WITH THE DE WILLOUGHBY CLAIM THE MAKING OF A MARCHIONESS THE METHODS OF LADY WALDERHURST THE SHUTTLE THE SECRET GARDEN T. TEMBAROM THE LOST PRINCE THE HEAD OF THE HOUSE OF COOMBE ROBIN The Shorter Fiction SURLY TIM AND OTHER STORIES PRETTY POLLY PEMBERTON LOUISIANA A WOMAN’S WILL THE PRETTY SISTER OF JOSÉ LITTLE SAINT ELIZABETH, AND OTHER STORIES HOW FAUNTLEROY OCCURRED IN THE CLOSED ROOM THE DAWN OF A TOMORROW RACKETTY-PACKETTY HOUSE THE LAND OF THE BLUE FLOWER THE GOOD WOLF BARTY CRUSOE AND HIS MAN SATURDAY THE COZY LION MY ROBIN THE LITTLE HUNCHBACK ZIA THE WHITE PEOPLE The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Autobiography THE ONE I KNEW THE BEST OF ALL Contextual Pieces LIST OF ARTICLES, REVIEWS AND ESSAYS The Biography FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT by E. F. Harkins and C. H. L. Johnston Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

The Complete Works

By Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 5720
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 647
  • File Pdf: the-complete-works.pdf

Book Summary:

Musaicum Books presents to you a meticulously edited Frances Hodgson Burnett collection. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: Introduction: Frances Hodgson Burnett from Children's Stories in American Literature by H. C. Wright Children's Books: The Secret Garden A Little Princess Little Lord Fauntleroy The Lost Prince Two Little Pilgrims' Progress Barty Crusoe and His Man Saturday Sara Crewe or What Happened at Miss Minchin's Editha's Burglar In the Closed Room The Land of the Blue Flower The Good Wolf The Little Hunchback Zia Little Saint Elizabeth, and Other Stories: Little Saint Elizabeth The Story of Prince Fairyfoot The Proud Little Grain of Wheat Behind the White Brick Queen Crosspatch's Stories: Racketty-Packetty House The Cozy Lion The Spring Cleaning Two Days in the Life of Piccino The Captain's Youngest Little Betty's Kitten Tells Her Story How Fauntleroy Occurred Novels: That Lass o' Lowrie's Theo: A Sprightly Love Story Haworth's Miss Crespigny Louisiana A Fair Barbarian Through One Administration Vagabondia The Pretty Sister of José A Lady of Quality His Grace of Osmonde In Connection with the De Willoughby Claim Emily Fox-Seton The Shuttle T. Tembarom The White People The Head of the House of Coombe Robin Short Stories: Surly Tim Esmeralda Mère Girauds Little Daughter Lodusky Seth One Day at Arle Le Monsieur de la Petite Dame The Woman's Way The Dawn of a Tomorrow My Robin

American Claimants

By Sarah Meer
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0192540610
  • Pages : 280
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 744
  • File Pdf: american-claimants.pdf

Book Summary:

This book recovers a major nineteenth-century literary figure, the American Claimant. For over a century, claimants offered a compelling way to understand cultural difference across the Anglophone Atlantic, especially between Britain and the United States. They also formed a political talisman, invoked against slavery and segregation, or privileges of gender and class. Later, claimants were exported to South Africa, becoming the fictional form for explaining black students who acquired American degrees. American Claimants traces the figure back to lost-heir romance, and explores its uses. These encompassed real, imagined, and textual ideas of inheritance, for writers and editors, and also for missionaries, artists, and students. The claimant dramatized tensions between tradition and change, or questions of exclusion and power: it offered ways of seeing activism, education, sculpture, and dress. The premise for dozens of novels and plays, a trope, a joke, even the basis for real claims: claimants matter in theatre history and periodical studies, they touch on literary marketing and reprinting, and they illuminate some unexpected texts. These range from Our American Cousin to Bleak House, Little Lord Fauntleroy to Frederick Douglass' Paper; writers discussed include Frances Trollope, Julia Griffiths, Alexander Crummell, John Dube, James McCune Smith, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Mark Twain. The focus on claimants yields remarkable finds: new faces, fresh angles, a lost column, and a forgotten theatrical genre. It reveals the pervasiveness of this form, and its centrality in imagining cultural contact and exchange.

Barbarian Lord

By Matt Smith
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Isbn : 0547859147
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 575
  • File Pdf: barbarian-lord.pdf

Book Summary:

"A sword untried is a sword untested," says one raven to another as they set out to witness the fate of the finest farm in Garmrland and its owner, Barbarian Lord. When he is cheated out of his lands and banished, Barbarian Lord begins a quest for allies and for justice, encountering monsters, ghouls, gods, and mediocre poets along the way. Combining the rich traditions of the Vikings and Nordic lore with sword-and-sorcery-and slyly understated humor-this graphic novel introduces an original hero with classic flair, brought to life in Matt Smith's beautifully drawn, detailed, and action-filled black-and-white illustrations.

Beyond the Secret Garden

By Ann Thwaite
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Prelude Books
  • Isbn : 0715654195
  • Pages : 386
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 883
  • File Pdf: beyond-the-secret-garden.pdf

Book Summary:

The definitive and revealing biography of the author of The Secret Garden. Frances Hodgson Burnett’s favourite theme in her fiction was the reversal of fortune, and she herself knew extremes of poverty and wealth. Born in Manchester in 1849, she emigrated with her family to Tennessee because of the financial problems caused by the cotton famine. From a young age she published her stories to help the family make ends meet. Only after she married did she publish Little Lord Fauntleroy that shot her into literary stardom. On the surface, Frances’ life was extremely successful: hosting regular literary salons in her home and travelling frequently between properties in the UK and America. But behind the colourful personal and social life, she was a complex and contradictory character. She lost both parents by her twenty-first birthday, Henry James called her "the most heavenly of women" although avoided her; prominent people admired her and there were many friendships as well as an ill-advised marriage to a much younger man that ended in heartache. Her success was punctuated by periods of depression, in one instance brought on by the tragic loss of her eldest son to consumption. Ann Thwaite creates a sympathetic but balanced and eye-opening biography of the woman who has enchanted numerous generations of children.

Elizabeth Gaskell's Cranford

By Thomas Recchio
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1317145089
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 479
  • File Pdf: elizabeth-gaskell-s-cranford.pdf

Book Summary:

Tracing the publishing history of Elizabeth Gaskell's Cranford from its initial 1851-53 serialization in Dickens's Household Words through its numerous editions and adaptations, Thomas Recchio focuses especially on how the text has been deployed to support ideas related to nation and national identity. Recchio maps Cranford's nineteenth-century reception in Britain and the United States through illustrated editions in England dating from 1864 and their subsequent re-publication in the United States, US school editions in the first two decades of the twentieth century, dramatic adaptations from 1899 to 2007, and Anglo-American literary criticism in the latter half of the twentieth century. Making extensive use of primary materials, Recchio considers Cranford within the context of the Victorian periodical press, contemporary reviews, theories of text and word relationships in illustrated books, community theater, and digital media. In addition to being a detailed publishing history that emphasizes the material forms of the book and its adaptations, Recchio's book is a narrative of Cranford's evolution from an auto-ethnography of a receding mid-Victorian English way of life to a novel that was deployed as a maternal model to define an American sensibility for early twentieth-century Mediterranean and Eastern European immigrants. While focusing on one novel, Recchio offers a convincing micro-history of the way English literature was positioned in England and the United States to support an Anglo-centric cultural project, to resist the emergence of multicultural societies, and to ensure an unchanging notion of a stable English culture on both sides of the Atlantic.

O jardim secreto

By Frances Hodgson Burnett,Luis Reyes Gil
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Autêntica Editora
  • Isbn : 6586040396
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 458
  • File Pdf: o-jardim-secreto.pdf

Book Summary:

No início do século XX, Mary Lennox vive na Índia com os pais, que não lhe dão afeto nem atenção. Uma epidemia de cólera mata o casal, e, seis meses depois, Mary, uma menina de 10 anos apática e sem graça, mimada, voluntariosa, que não sabe amar e não tem amigos, desembarca na Inglaterra para viver com o tio em Yorkshire, na mansão Misselthwaite, uma construção sombria e labiríntica com mais de cem quartos. Deslocada e assustada, a menina, sem ter o que fazer, começa a explorar a mansão e seus arredores, cheios de jardins e hortas. Com a curiosidade despertada, descobre que um dos jardins estava trancado havia dez anos e a chave, enterrada não se sabia onde: o tio proibira a entrada de qualquer pessoa. Mary acaba ficando amiga do velho jardineiro e de um passarinho especial, um pintarroxo, que a leva até a chave. E ela pode, finalmente, entrar no jardim. A narrativa é fluente, e o leitor fica preso à história, ansioso por saber o que vai acontecer. Traz também uma visão extremamente positiva e rica do contato com a terra, da vida simples e dos valores essenciais das pessoas do campo. Impossível não se apaixonar pelas personagens e pela história, publicada em 1911, que faz rir, chorar, sonhar.

O jardim secreto

By Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Editora Novo Século
  • Isbn : 8542817273
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 321
  • File Pdf: o-jardim-secreto.pdf

Book Summary:

Destranque a sua imaginação e conheça um clássico mágico e atemporal. Esta é a inesquecível história de Mary, uma petulante garotinha que vivia na Índia e, depois de perder os pais para a cólera, passa a morar com o tio em uma mansão na Inglaterra. Ao chegar lá, ela faz dois improváveis amigos: Dickon, um impetuoso garoto que fala com a natureza, e Colin, um menino genioso que, apesar de ser um senhor, vive isolado por causa de uma doença. Essa amizade envolve a descoberta de um grande segredo: um jardim proibido e misterioso, cercado por muros e trancado com uma chave cujo paradeiro é desconhecido. Decidida a dar vida a esse jardim, Mary unirá forças com seus amigos e fará uma jornada de redescoberta e autoconhecimento, despertando para um novo e maravilhoso mundo. Escrito em 1911 por Frances Hodgson Burnett, uma grande autora reconhecida por seu sucesso e independência, esta obra inspirou várias peças de teatro e filmes e permanece tão viva em nosso imaginário quanto a vida trazida por ela.

Barbarians at the Gate

By Bryan Burrough,John Helyar
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 0061804037
  • Pages : 624
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 640
  • File Pdf: barbarians-at-the-gate.pdf

Book Summary:

“One of the finest, most compelling accounts of what happened to corporate America and Wall Street in the 1980’s.” —New York Times Book Review A #1 New York Times bestseller and arguably the best business narrative ever written, Barbarians at the Gate is the classic account of the fall of RJR Nabisco. An enduring masterpiece of investigative journalism by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar, it includes a new afterword by the authors that brings this remarkable story of greed and double-dealings up to date twenty years after the famed deal. The Los Angeles Times calls Barbarians at the Gate, “Superlative.” The Chicago Tribune raves, “It’s hard to imagine a better story...and it’s hard to imagine a better account.” And in an era of spectacular business crashes and federal bailouts, it still stands as a valuable cautionary tale that must be heeded.

The Making of a Marchioness

By Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 502
  • File Pdf: the-making-of-a-marchioness.pdf

Book Summary:

"The Making of a Marchioness" is a novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It was followed by a sequel, The Methods of Lady Walderhurst, but both have been subsequently published together, either under the original name "The Making of a Marchioness" or as "Emily Fox-Seton". Emily Fox-Seton is a young woman of good birth but no money who works as a companion and assistant for various members of the upper class. Her chief employer is Lady Maria Bayne, who is both very selfish and very funny, although she does come to care for Emily. In a "Cinderella-like" ending, Emily eventually marries a much older man, James, the Marquess of Walderhurst, thus herself becoming a marchioness. In the sequel, originally "The Methods of Lady Walderhurst", Emily has Walderhurst's child, and his former heir, Alec Osborn, attempts to regain what he sees as his birthright.

Barbarian Bride

By Eva Scott
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Australia
  • Isbn : 0857991221
  • Pages : 202
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 662
  • File Pdf: barbarian-bride.pdf

Book Summary:

On the bloody ground of the Colosseum, she fights to save her life. In the treacherous boxes above, he fights to save their love. Though Klara didn't love the man who was to be her husband, she didn't want him murdered, and she vows to track down the man who committed the crime. Sickened that she'd been attracted to the mysterious Roman, Klara tracks Lucius Aurelius to the fringes of the Roman Empire, only to find that they've both been trapped in a clever plot to overthrow Klara's father, the Chief of the Huns. Klara is separated from Lucius, captured by slavers and sold to a gladiator school. She is the only one who can save herself, by fighting for her freedom. Lucius can ensure her battle is easier, but only by sacrificing himself. How much is he willing to give up for the fiery woman he's come to love?

The Complete Works of Frances Burnett

By Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 807
  • File Pdf: the-complete-works-of-frances-burnett.pdf

Book Summary:

The works by Frances Burnett are loved by many generations from different countries. Maybe it’s because children’s troubles, joys and adventures are told rather sincerely, without edification or grunge attitude. The writer was born in England, lost her father when she was young and her mother died when she was eighteen. The young woman had to support her four younger brothers. Having difficult school of live, Frances Burnett became one of the most remarkable children’s writers. Contents: - The Secret Garden - A Little Princess - Little Lord Fauntleroy - The Lost Prince - Editha's Burglar - Emily Fox-Seton - Being „The Making of a Marchioness“ and „The Methods of Lady Walderhurst“ - The Shuttle - Sara Crewe or What Happened at Miss Minchin's - A Lady of Quality - The Land of the Blue Flower - A Fair Barbarian - The Head of the House of Coombe - That Lass O' Lowrie's - Racketty-Packetty House, as Told by Queen Crosspatch - The Dawn of a To-morrow - T. Tembarom - His Grace of Osmonde

All Things Dickinson: An Encyclopedia of Emily Dickinson's World [2 volumes]

By Wendy Martin Ph.D.
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Isbn : 1440803323
  • Pages : 1016
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 251
  • File Pdf: all-things-dickinson.pdf

Book Summary:

An exciting new reference work that illuminates the beliefs, customs, events, material culture, and institutions that made up Emily Dickinson's world, giving users a glance at both Dickinson's life and times and the social history of America in the 19th century. • Provides more than 200 alphabetically arranged entries, covering such subjects as architecture; dress; education and intellectual life; newspapers; marriage; family (including Dickinson's own); food and drink; friends; plants and animals; religious practices; philosophies; war; some of the symbols and themes found in Dickinson's poetry; and other aspects of Dickinson's era • Presents a chronology from 1801 to 1945 listing milestones in Emily Dickinson's life, her publications, as well as significant events of the 19th century • Offers listings of recommended books, online resources, and videos • Supplies illustrations and photos that add to the understanding of Dickinson's experiences and the world around her

Complete Works of Frances Burnett:Little Lord Fauntleroy, A Little Princess, The Secret Garden

By Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 191
  • File Pdf: complete-works-of-frances-burnett.pdf

Book Summary:

Frances Hodgson Burnett was an English–American playwright and author. She is best known for her children's stories. Her talent lay in combining realistic detail, including authentic accented dialog, with a romantic plot. She is best known for the three children's novels Little Lord Fauntleroy (1885–1886), A Little Princess (1905), and The Secret Garden (1911). Many of Burnett's books have long been forgotten. You can read them in this edition. Burnett often suffered from various illnesses, possibly brought on by the pressures of her career and her being the main financial source for the family. When her son Lionel died of consumption in 1890 she was beset by depression. She turned to Spiritualism, Theosophy, and Christian Science to assuage her grief, topics that would occur in her novels. Contents: - The Secret Garden - A Little Princess - Little Lord Fauntleroy - The Lost Prince - Editha's Burglar - Emily Fox-Seton - Being „The Making of a Marchioness“ and „The Methods of Lady Walderhurst“ - The Shuttle - Sara Crewe or What Happened at Miss Minchin's - A Lady of Quality - The Land of the Blue Flower - A Fair Barbarian - The Head of the House of Coombe - That Lass O' Lowrie's - Racketty-Packetty House, as Told by Queen Crosspatch - The Dawn of a To-morrow - T. Tembarom - His Grace of Osmonde

Highland Barbarian

By Hannah Howell
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Zebra Books
  • Isbn : 1420129120
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 775
  • File Pdf: highland-barbarian.pdf

Book Summary:

New York Times bestselling author Hannah Howell returns to the Highlands of Scotland for a sensual new series about two twin brothers both tempted and tormented by their passions--and driven by the love that will shape their destinies. . . Sir Artan Murray was right when he decided that the dying old man who bid him collect his niece didn't know her at all. The furious woman facing him is neither "sweet" nor "biddable." She demands the brawny Highlander return her to the wedding party from which he took her. But Artan has no intention of allowing so spirited and bewitching a creature to endure a loveless marriage to a ruthless lord for her clan's sake. He aims to woo the lass and to show her that true love also yields unforgettable pleasure. . . Cecily Donaldson knows a bond forged by danger and desperation cannot endure. But Artan's touch leaves her breathless, and she knows this to be her one chance to experience true passion before an arranged marriage seals her fate. Yet once begun, passion cannot be denied. . .nor can a love with the promise to change everything. . .

Jane Eyre's American Daughters

By John Seelye,Professor of English John Seelye
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Delaware Press
  • Isbn : 9780874138863
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 774
  • File Pdf: jane-eyre-s-american-daughters.pdf

Book Summary:

Jane Eyre's American Daughters is about the influence of Charlotte Bronte's romance on North American writers, including Susan Warner, Louisa May Alcott, Martha Finley, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Kate Douglas Wiggin, Jean Webster, Eleanor Porter, and L M Montgomery. John Seelye demonstrates that the reception of Bronte's Gothic romance in America was filtered through Elizabeth Gaskell's biography of the author, published shortly after her friend's death in 1855. A sentimental classic in its day, Gaskell's book promoted an image of Charlotte as a long-suffering creative genius with high moral standards. Her biography necessarily overlooked Bronte's obsessive love for her Belgian professor. Constantin Heger, an older and married man. Though Heger did not return Charlotte's affection, he was the model for the lovers in Bronte's novels, including the passionate, adulterous Edward Rochester, who inspired censorious reviews questioning the moral character of the author when Jane Eyre was published in 1847, a reputation that Gaskell's biography successfully countered.

The Wonderful Adventures of Phra the Phoenician

By Edwin Lester Arnold
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : BEYOND BOOKS HUB
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 515
  • File Pdf: the-wonderful-adventures-of-phra-the-phoenician.pdf

Book Summary:

Arnold was born in Swanscombe, Kent, as son of Sir Edwin Arnold. Most of his childhood was spent in India, but he returned to England to study agriculture and ornithology. He became a journalist in 1883, and published his first books A Holiday In Scandinavia (1877) and Bird Life In England (1887) before writing his first novel The Wonderful Adventures of Phra the Phoenician, the adventures of a warrior who goes in and out of an unexplained state of suspended animation in order to be a witness to invasions or attempted invasions of England. Phra was first published in 24 parts in the prestigious Illustrated London News, and later published in book form in the United States and the United Kingdom.

The Olden Time Series, Vol. 1: Curiosities of the Old Lottery Gleanings Chiefly from Old Newspapers of Boston and Salem, Massachusetts

By Henry M. (Henry Mason) Brooks
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : tredition
  • Isbn : 3847210165
  • Pages : 106
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 546
  • File Pdf: the-olden-time-series-vol-1.pdf

Book Summary:

This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

Children's Stories in American Literature 1861-1896

By Henrietta Christian Wright
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 123
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 685
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Book Summary:

"Children's Stories in American Literature 1861-1896" by Henrietta Christian Wright. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Oxford Handbook of American Literary Realism

By Keith Newlin
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0190056940
  • Pages : 608
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 164
  • File Pdf: the-oxford-handbook-of-american-literary-realism.pdf

Book Summary:

The scholarship devoted to American literary realism has long wrestled with problems of definition: is realism a genre, with a particular form, content, and technique? Is it a style, with a distinctive artistic arrangement of words, characters, and description? Or is it a period, usually placed as occurring after the Civil War and concluding somewhere around the onset of World War I? This volume aims to widen the scope of study beyond mere definition, however, by expanding the boundaries of the subject through essays that reconsider and enlarge upon such questions. The Oxford Handbook of American Literary Realism aims to take stock of the scholarly work in the area and map out paths for future directions of study. The Handbook offers 35 vibrant and original essays of new interpretations of the artistic and political challenges of representing life. It is the first book to treat the subject topically and thematically, in wide scope, with essays that draw upon recent scholarship in literary and cultural studies to offer an authoritative and in-depth reassessment of major and minor figures and the contexts that shaped their work. Contributors here tease out the workings of a particular concept through a variety of authors and their cultural contexts. A set of essays explores realism's genesis and its connection to previous and subsequent movements. Others examine the inclusiveness of representation, the circulation of texts, and the aesthetic representation of science, time, space, and the subjects of medicine, the New Woman, and the middle class. Still others trace the connection to other arts--poetry, drama, illustration, photography, painting, and film--and to pedagogic issues in the teaching of realism. As a whole, this volume forges exciting new paths in the study of realism and writers' unending labor to represent life accurately.

The Secret Garden

By Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Isbn : 1551998173
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 543
  • File Pdf: the-secret-garden.pdf

Book Summary:

"The Secret Garden should be on every child's bookshelf."—Amanda Craig, The Time An enchanting story of transformation and compassion, Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden is widely considered to be one of the most important works of children’s literature. After her parents die of cholera, Mary Lennox, a difficult and sickly little girl, is brought from India to her mysterious uncle’s sprawling estate on the Yorkshire moors. Mary continues in her self-absorbed ways until one day she discovers a hidden and neglected garden adjoining her uncle’s mansion. When she meets Ben Weatherstaff, a curt but gentle gardener, and discovers her hidden-away invalid cousin, Colin Craven, the three come together to tend the garden, and Mary’s life—as well as the lives of those around her—begins to change in unforeseen ways. This Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the text of the first American edition published in 1911. Praise for The Secret Garden “It is only the exceptional author who can write a book about children with sufficient skill, charm, simplicity, and significance to make it acceptable to both young and old. Mrs. Burnett is one of the few thus gifted.”—The New York Times

The Longman Companion to Victorian Fiction

By John Sutherland
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 131786333X
  • Pages : 736
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 684
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Book Summary:

With over 900 biographical entries, more than 600 novels synopsized, and a wealth of background material on the publishers, reviewers and readers of the age the Longman Companion to Victorian Fiction is the fullest account of the period's fiction ever published. Now in a second edition, the book has been revised and a generous selection of images have been chosen to illustrate various aspects of Victorian publishing, writing, and reading life. Organised alphabetically, the information provided will be a boon to students, researchers and all lovers of reading. The entries, though concise, meet the high standards demanded by modern scholarship. The writing - marked by Sutherland's characteristic combination of flair, clarity and erudition - is of such a high standard that the book is a joy to read, as well as a definitive work of reference.

The Residuary Legatee; Or, The Posthumous Jest of the Late John Austin

By Frederic Jesup Stimson
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 93
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 494
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Book Summary:

"The Residuary Legatee; Or, The Posthumous Jest of the Late John Austin" by Frederic Jesup Stimson. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

In Spite of . . . Everything

By Tom Barnaba
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn : 1546232370
  • Pages : 298
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 580
  • File Pdf: in-spite-of-everything.pdf

Book Summary:

It is an understatement to say that women are real people with true and great abilities just like men, yet it does seem like forever that we have been debating the rights of women and how they match up against the rights of men. By every reckoning, there is no blockage to the total equality of women to men, yet again, there it is. In spite of everything that has been accomplished, there still exists somewhat of a prejudice. In spite of this prejudice, young women need to know about those great, sometimes not-too-well-known, women who have pushed and prodded and fought like crazy to get todays women to a spot that would have been unheard of only a relatively short time agowomen who deserve the highest praise, and placed in the highest echelons of respect and honor. And even in politics, women have been able to bring more choices for the voters, with more women being elected as mayors, to county and state legislatures, executive offices, congress, and beyond. And despite the hectic pace and all the infighting, there have been far fewer who have been forced to resign because of incompetence or criminality. Many of the women discussed in these pages could have been even more useful and helpful had they not had faced that wordtradition. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony were some team. Their organizational skills and tireless efforts could not have been met with failure. It goes back to Stanton calling a womens rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848. Someday we will truly be a land of equality, practicing what it preaches, and the women will get us there. Hopefully, this book will encourage young women of today to keep up the good fight.

The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature

By Daniel Hahn
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Isbn : 0191057266
  • Pages : 704
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 975
  • File Pdf: the-oxford-companion-to-children-s-literature.pdf

Book Summary:

The last thirty years have witnessed one of the most fertile periods in the history of children's books: the flowering of imaginative illustration and writing, the Harry Potter phenomenon, the rise of young adult and crossover fiction, and books that tackle extraordinarily difficult subjects. The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature provides an indispensable and fascinating reference guide to the world of children's literature. Its 3,500 entries cover every genre from fairy tales to chapbooks; school stories to science fiction; comics to children's hymns. Originally published in 1983, the Companion has been comprehensively revised and updated by Daniel Hahn. Over 900 new entries bring the book right up to date. A whole generation of new authors and illustrators are showcased, with books like Dogger, The Hunger Games, and Twilight making their first appearance. There are articles on developments such as manga, fan fiction, and non-print publishing, and there is additional information on prizes and prizewinners. This accessible A to Z is the first place to look for information about the authors, illustrators, printers, publishers, educationalists, and others who have influenced the development of children's literature, as well as the stories and characters at their centre. Written both to entertain and to instruct, the highly acclaimed Oxford Companion to Children's Literature is a reference work that no one interested in the world of children's books should be without.

A Lady of Quality

By Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Isbn : 1473376459
  • Pages : 356
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 830
  • File Pdf: a-lady-of-quality.pdf

Book Summary:

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

History of American Literature

By Reuben Post Halleck
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 358
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 650
  • File Pdf: history-of-american-literature.pdf

Book Summary:

"History of American Literature" by Reuben Post Halleck. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

A Victorian Art of Fiction

By John Charles Olmsted
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1317269039
  • Pages : 882
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 102
  • File Pdf: a-victorian-art-of-fiction.pdf

Book Summary:

First published in 1979, this collection of thirty-nine essays on the novel drawn from seventeen periodicals demonstrates the primary concerns of those discussing the nature and purpose of prose fiction in the period from 1870 to 1900. The essays reflect what was thought and said about the art of fiction and reveal what journalists of these periodicals thought were the most urgent critical concerns facing the working reviewer. Including an introduction which assesses the issues raised by the best periodicals at the time, this anthology is designed to provide students of Victorian fiction and critical theory with a collection of essays on the art of fiction in a convenient and durable form.

In The Closed Room

By Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Isbn : 1473372550
  • Pages : 63
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 109
  • File Pdf: in-the-closed-room.pdf

Book Summary:

This early work by Frances Hodgson Burnett was originally published in 1904 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. A classic gothic fairytale for children, a mother loses her child but is shocked to see her daughter return unchanged but not the same.

A Dictionary of Writers and their Works

By Christopher Riches,Michael Cox
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 019251850X
  • Pages :
  • Category : True Crime
  • Reads : 479
  • File Pdf: a-dictionary-of-writers-and-their-works.pdf

Book Summary:

Over 3,200 entries An essential guide to authors and their works that focuses on the general canon of British literature from the fifteenth century to the present. There is also some coverage of non-fiction such as biographies, memoirs, and science, as well as inclusion of major American and Commonwealth writers. This online-exclusive new edition adds 60,000 new words, including over 50 new entries dealing with authors who have risen to prominence in the last five years, as well as fully updating the entries that currently exist. Each entry provides details of a writer's nationality and birth/death dates, followed by a listing of their titles arranged chronologically by date of publication.

Crusoe's Books

By Bill Bell
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0192647504
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 922
  • File Pdf: crusoe-s-books.pdf

Book Summary:

This is a book about readers on the move in the age of Victorian empire. It examines the libraries and reading habits of five reading constituencies from the long nineteenth century: shipboard emigrants, Australian convicts, Scottish settlers, polar explorers, and troops in the First World War. What was the role of reading in extreme circumstances? How were new meanings made under strange skies? How was reading connected with mobile communities in an age of expansion? Uncovering a vast range of sources from the period, from diaries, periodicals, and literary culture, Bill Bell reveals some remarkable and unanticipated insights into the way that reading operated within and upon the British Empire for over a century.

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