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The Princesse De Cleves

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Set towards the end of the reign of Henry II of France, The Princesse de Clèves (1678) tells of the unspoken, unrequited love between the fair, noble Mme de Clèves, who is married to a loyal and faithful man, and the Duc de Nemours, a handsome man most female courtiers find irresistible. Warned by her mother against admitting her passion, Mme de Clèves hides her feelings from her fellow courtiers, until she finally confesses to her husband - an act that brings tragic consequences for all. Described as France's first modern novel, The Princesse de Clèves is an exquisite and profound analysis of the human heart, and a moving depiction of the inseparability of love and anguish.

The Princesse de Clèves (riverrun editions)

The Princesse de Clèves (riverrun editions) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Madame de Lafayette
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'Always be civil to the girls. You never know whom they might marry.' Nancy Mitford, from her introduction to The Princess de Clèves When the young, beautiful Mademoiselle de Chartres comes to court, her primary objective is to find herself a husband. Upon her mother's recommendation, she accepts the advances of the Prince de Clèves, a rather average sort of a man. Unfortunately, soon after the wedding she finds herself to be in love with the dashing Duc de Nemours . . . Against a backdrop of labyrinthine court politics, the naïve Madame de Clèves' pursuit of true love is a riveting and timelessly tragic read.

La Princesse de Clèves

La Princesse de Clèves Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Madame de Lafayette,Ligaran
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La Princesse de Clèves by Madame de Lafayette,Ligaran Summary

Extrait : "La magnificence et la galanterie n'ont jamais paru en France avec tant d'éclat que dans les dernières années du règne de Henri second. Ce prince était galant, bien fait et amoureux : quoique sa passion pour Diane de Poitiers, duchesse de Valentinois, eût commencé il y avait plus de vingt ans, elle n'en était pas moins violente, et il n'en donnait pas de témoignages moins éclatant."

The Princess of Cleves

The Princess of Cleves Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Madame de La Fayette
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Collected Maxims and Other Reflections

Collected Maxims and Other Reflections Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Fran^cois de La Rochefoucauld
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'Our virtues are, most often, only vices in disguise.' Deceptively brief and insidiously easy to read, La Rochefoucauld's shrewd, unflattering analyses of human behaviour have influenced writers, thinkers, and public figures as various as Voltaire, Proust, de Gaulle, Nietzsche, and Conan Doyle. The author gave himself the following advice: 'The reader's best policy is to assume that none of these maxims is directed at him, and that he is the sole exception...After that, I guarantee that he will be the first to subscribe to them.' This is the fullest collection of La Rochefoucauld's writings ever published in English, and includes the first complete translation of the Réflexions diverses (Miscellaneous Reflections). A table of alternative maxim numbers and an index of topics help the reader to locate any maxim quickly and to appreciate the full range of La Rochefoucauld's thought on any of his favourite themes, such as self-love, vice and virtue, love and jealousy, friendship and self-interest, passion and pride. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Fiche de lecture La Princesse de Clèves (Étude intégrale)

Fiche de lecture La Princesse de Clèves (Étude intégrale) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Madame de La Fayette
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Décryptez La Princesse de Clèves avec l'analyse de Paideia éducation ! Que faut-il retenir de ce chef-d'oeuvre de la littérature classique ? Retrouvez tout ce que vous devez savoir du roman de Madame de La Fayette dans une analyse de référence pour comprendre rapidement le sens de l'oeuvre. Rédigée de manière claire et accessible par un enseignant, cette fiche de lecture propose notamment un résumé, une étude des thèmes principaux, des clés de lecture et des pistes de réflexion. Une analyse littéraire complète et détaillée pour mieux lire et comprendre le livre !

Fiche de lecture La Princesse de Clèves (résumé détaillé et analyse littéraire de référence)

Fiche de lecture La Princesse de Clèves (résumé détaillé et analyse littéraire de référence) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Madame de La Fayette
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La collection « Connaître une œuvre » vous offre la possibilité de tout savoir de La Princesse de Clèves de Madame de La Fayette grâce à une fiche de lecture aussi complète que détaillée. La rédaction, claire et accessible, a été confiée à un spécialiste universitaire. Notre travail éditorial vous offre un grand confort de lecture, spécialement développé pour la lecture numérique. Cette fiche de lecture répond à une charte qualité mise en place par une équipe d’enseignants. Ce livre numérique contient : - Un sommaire dynamique - La biographie de Madame de La Fayette - La présentation de l’œuvre - Le résumé détaillé (chapitre par chapitre) - Les raisons du succès - Les thèmes principaux - L'étude du mouvement littéraire de l’auteur

SUMMARY - The Princesse de Cleves by Madame de Lafayette

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* Our summary is short, simple and pragmatic. It allows you to have the essential ideas of a big book in less than 30 minutes. *By reading this summary, you will discover that running away from love is actually a way to live it. *You will also discover: that passion always seems more powerful than reason; that the advice of moral guides does not guarantee happiness; that there is always an element of mediocrity in worldly love affairs; that passion shows you how little you know yourself; that to make a passion real would be to extinguish it. *The Princess of Cleves has marked the history of literature for its psychological precision. The plot of the novel revolves around the love of two characters, the Princess of Cleves and the Duke of Nemours. It is not so much structured by the episodes of their history, as by the inner torments that agitate the young woman. Guided by a morality that knows no flexibility or compromise, she flees a love that would make her an unfaithful, even after the death of her husband. Even if the character refuses this passion, this one has nevertheless, like all the great stories, a part of sublime. Will you agree with her conception of the madness of love? *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!

Nancy Mitford

Nancy Mitford Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Selina Hastings
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Nancy Mitford was witty, intelligent, often acerbic, a great tease and an acute observer of upper-class English idiosyncrasies. With the publication of her novels, above all The Pursuit of Love, Love in a Cold Climate and The Blessing, she became a huge bestseller and a household name. An inspired letter writer, she wrote almost daily to a wide variety of correspondents, among them Evelyn Waugh, Harold Action, John Betjeman, Lord Berners, Lady Seafield, and, of course, her sisters. Selina Hastings captures equally the gaiety and frivolity and the unhappy truth of Nancy Mitford's life: her failed marriage and her long, unfulfilled relationship with 'the Colonel' contrasting sharply with literary celebrity and glittering social success. Selina Hastings has written a biography that is superbly entertaining and clear-eyed, of a life that Diana Mosley spoke of as being 'so sad one can hardly bear to contemplate it'.

He: Shorter Writings of Franz Kafka

He: Shorter Writings of Franz Kafka Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Franz Kafka
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He: Shorter Writings of Franz Kafka by Franz Kafka Summary

A new selection of Franz Kafka’s shorter fiction and nonfiction work, selected and with a preface by Book of Numbers author Joshua Cohen. “Being asked to write about Kafka is like being asked to describe the Great Wall of China by someone who’s standing just next to it. The only honest thing to do is point.” —Joshua Cohen, from his foreword to He: Shorter Writings of Franz Kafka This is a Kafka emergency kit, a congregation of the brief, the minor works that are actually major. Joshua Cohen has produced a frame that refuses distinctions between what is a story, a letter, a workplace memo, and a diary entry, also including popular favorites like The Bucket Rider, The Penal Colony, and The Burrow. Here we see Kafka’s preoccupations in writing about animals, messiah variations, food, and exercise, each in his signature style. Cohen’s selection emphasizes the stately structure of utterly coherent logic within an utterly incoherent and illogical world, showing how Kafka harnessed the humblest grammar to metamorphic power, until the predominant effect ceases to be the presence of an unreliable narrator but the absence of the universe’s only reliable narrator—God.

The Epicurus Reader

The Epicurus Reader Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Epicurus,Lloyd P. Gerson
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TABLE OF CONTENTS: Introduction The ancient biography of Epicurus The extant letters Ancient collections of maxims Doxographical reports The testimony of Cicero The testimony of Lucretius The polemic of Plutarch Short fragments and testimonia from known works: * From On Nature * From the Puzzles * From On the Goal * From the Symposium * From Against Theophrastus * Fragments of Epicurus' letters Short fragments and testimonia from uncertain works: * Logic and epistemology * Physics and theology * Ethics Index

A Natural History of Love

A Natural History of Love Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Diane Ackerman
Editor: Vintage
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The bestselling author of A Natural History of the Senses now explores the allure of adultery, the appeal of aphrodisiacs, and the cult of the kiss. Enchantingly written and stunningly informed, this "audaciously brilliant romp through the world of romantic love" (Washington Post Book World) is the next best thing to love itself.

Questions of Interpretation in La Princesse de Clèves

Questions of Interpretation in La Princesse de Clèves Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Campbell
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People are so divided about La Princesse de Clèves' they're ready to devour each other.' So reported Mme de Lafayette, to whom his landmark of French fiction is traditionally attributed, when it first appeared in 1678. Over three centuries the initial divisions have widened into large areas of critical disagreement. Questions of interpretation in La Princesse de Clèves' outlines the main areas of controversy and confronts the radically divergent critical responses that have been made with the witness of the text itself. Without seeking to advance easy solutions, it suggests plausible readings and possible approaches in the light of the evidence provided by language and ideas more uncertain and ambiguous than might at first appear. Offering as it does a wide-ranging review of recent critical opinion and providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date bibliographical tool at present available, this important new work is an invaluable tool for all readers and students of this famous novel.

La princesse de Clèves

La princesse de Clèves Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Barbara R. Woshinsky
Editor: Walter de Gruyter
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The President and the Frog

The President and the Frog Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carolina De Robertis
Editor: Knopf
ISBN: 0593318420
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An incandescent novel—political, mystical, timely, and heartening—about the power of memory, and the pursuit of justice, from the acclaimed author of Cantoras. “A joy to read. Playful and profound, unearthly yet deeply rooted, this sublime and gripping novel is above all about hope: that within the world's messy pain there is still room for transformation and healing.”—Madeline Miller, New York Times bestselling author of Circe At his modest home on the edge of town, the former president of an unnamed Latin American country receives a journalist in his famed gardens to discuss his legacy and the dire circumstances that threaten democracy around the globe. Once known as the Poorest President in the World, his reputation is the stuff of myth: a former guerilla who was jailed for inciting revolution before becoming the face of justice, human rights, and selflessness for his nation. Now, as he talks to the journalist, he wonders if he should reveal the strange secret of his imprisonment: while held in brutal solitary confinement, he survived, in part, by discussing revolution, the quest for dignity, and what it means to love a country, with the only creature who ever spoke back—a loud-mouth frog. As engrossing as it is innovative, vivid, moving, and full of wit and humor, The President and the Frog explores the resilience of the human spirit and what is possible when danger looms. Ferrying us between a grim jail cell and the president's lush gardens, the tale reaches beyond all borders and invites us to reimagine what it means to lead, to dare, and to dream.

The Monstrous Regiment of Women

The Monstrous Regiment of Women Pdf/ePub eBook Author: S. Jansen
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In The Monstrous Regiment of Women , Sharon Jansen explores the case for and against female rule by examining the arguments made by theorists from Sir John Fortescue (1461) through Bishop Bossuet (1680) interweaving their arguments with references to the most well-known early modern queens. The 'story' of early modern European political history looks very different if, instead of focusing on kings and their sons, we see successive generations of powerful women and the shifting political alliances of the period from a very different, and revealing, perspective.

A Mother's Love

A Mother's Love Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lesley H. Walker
Editor: Associated University Presse
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Chronicles the emergence of an idealized mother figure whose reforming zeal sought to make French society more just. This book contends that this attempt during the eighteenth century to rewrite social relations in terms of greater social equality represents an important but overlooked strand of Enlightenment thought.

Women and Madness

Women and Madness Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Phyllis Chesler
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Feminist icon Phyllis Chesler's pioneering work, Women and Madness, remains startlingly relevant today, nearly 50 years since its first publication in 1972. With over 2.5 million copies sold, this seminal book is unanimously regarded as the definitive work on the subject of women's psychology. Now back in print this completely revised and updated edition from 2005 adds to her original research and findings perspectives on the issues of eating disorders, postpartum depression, biological psychology, important feminist political findings, female genital mutilation and more.

Django: Hand on Fire

Django: Hand on Fire Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rubio Salva
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"Django: Hand on Fire" tells the story of the youth of Django Reinhardt, a Roma raised outside Paris who would go on to be one of the most influential guitarists of all time. We follow his early years as an aimless and rebellious kid who is heading for a life of trouble until his devoted younger brother Nin-Nin convinces their mother Négros to buy him a banjo. Captivated by its possibilities and spurred by his natural talent, Django becomes obsessed with the instrument and quickly surpasses his older peers, mastering the popular bal-musette and intrigued by the new jazz coming over from the States. Soon he is playing in clubs and winning awards. He is on the verge of international success at the age of 18 when a tragedy strikes that will mark the rest of his life and career: he is badly burned in a caravan fire and spends the next years relearning how to play the guitar with only two fully-functioning fingers. This is an amazing story of perseverance and of fierce family love that is little known even to many jazz aficionados.

The Princess of Clèves

The Princess of Clèves Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Catel,Bouilhac Claire
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Entering life at the French royal court, a world in which "what is shown is rarely the truth," the young Princess of Clèves learns of passion's torments, of heartbreak, and of the agony of love. Claire Bouilhac and Catel Muller's graphic-novel adaption of this classic tale—often referred to as the forerunner of the modern psychological novel—remains faithful to the original 17th-century text, while also providing surprising and original insight into both the mystery of the creative act, and the link between the author, Madame de La Fayette, and her heroine, the Princess of Clèves.

Sightings

Sightings Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joyce O. Lowrie
Editor: Rodopi
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Mirrors are mesmerizing. The rhetorical figure that represents a mirror is called a chiasmus, a pattern derived from the Greek letter X (Chi). This pattern applies to sentences such as "one does not live to eat; one eats to live." It is found in myths, plays, poems, biblical songs, short stories, novels, epics. Numerous studies have dealt with repetition, difference, and Narcissism in the fields of literature, music, and art. But mirror structures, per se, have not received systematic notice. This book analyses mirror imagery, scenes, and characters in French prose texts, in chronological order, from the 17th to the 20th centuries. It does so in light of literal, metaphoric, and rhetorical structures. Works analysed in the traditional French canon, written by such writers as Laclos, Lafayette, and Balzac, are extended by studies of texts composed by Barbey d'Aurevilly, Georges Rodenbach, Jean Lorrain, and Pieyre de Mandiargues. This work appeals to readers interested in linguistics, French history, psychology, art, and material culture. It invites analyses of historical and ideological contexts, rhetorical strategies, symmetry and asymmetry. Ovid's Narcissus and Alice in Wonderland are paradigms for the study of micro and macro-structures. Analyses of mirrors as cultural artefacts are significant to Lowrie's sight seeing.

The Age of Milton: An Encyclopedia of Major 17th-Century British and American Authors

The Age of Milton: An Encyclopedia of Major 17th-Century British and American Authors Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alan Hager
Editor: ABC-CLIO
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The Age of Milton: An Encyclopedia of Major 17th-Century British and American Authors by Alan Hager Summary

The 17th century was a time of significant cultural and political change. The era saw the rise of exploration and travel, the growth of the scientific method, and the spread of challenges to conventional religion. Many of these developments occurred in England and North America, and literature of the period reflects the intellectual and emotional fervor of the age. This reference chronicles the lives and works of more than 75 British and American writers of the 17th century. Included are entries on such major canonical authors as Donne, Milton, and Jonson. The volume also covers the writings of such leading thinkers as Hobbes and Locke, along with the works of leading European figures like Galileo and Descartes. Also profiled are numerous significant women writers, including Mary Astell, Aphra Behn, and Anne Killigrew. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and includes a biography, a discussion of major works and themes, a survey of the writer's critical reception, and primary and secondary bibliographies. The volume additionally includes entries on several artists who significantly influenced British and American literary culture.

Psychosomatic Disorders in Seventeenth-Century French Literature

Psychosomatic Disorders in Seventeenth-Century French Literature Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dr Bernadette Höfer
Editor: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
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Psychosomatic Disorders in Seventeenth-Century French Literature by Dr Bernadette Höfer Summary

Bernadette Höfer's innovative and ambitious monograph argues that the epistemology of the Cartesian mind/body dualism, and its insistence on the primacy of analytic thought over bodily function, has surprisingly little purchase in texts by prominent classical writers. In this study Höfer explores how Surin, Molière, Lafayette, and Racine represent interconnections of body and mind that influence behaviour, both voluntary and involuntary, and that thus disprove the classical notion of the mind as distinct from and superior to the body. The author's interdisciplinary perspective utilizes early modern medical and philosophical treatises, as well as contemporary medical compilations in the disciplines of psychosomatic medicine, neurobiology, and psychoanalysis, to demonstrate that these seventeenth-century French writers established a view of human existence that fully anticipates current thought regarding psychosomatic illness.

Encyclopedia of the Novel

Encyclopedia of the Novel Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul Schellinger
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135918260
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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

La Princesse de Clèves, revisited

La Princesse de Clèves, revisited Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Martina Stemberger
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Seit bald dreieinhalb Jahrhunderten inspiriert Lafayettes La Princesse de Clèves (1678) immer wieder neue kritische Lesarten, aber auch kreative Variationen. Heute scheint dieser erste moderne französische Roman, der Anfang des 21. Jahrhunderts im Rahmen einer neuen Querelle auch zum Politikum wird, aktueller denn je: Davon zeugt das in diesem Band gebotene umfassende Panorama zeitgenössischer Re-Interpretationen zwischen Literatur, Film und politischem Diskurs. In Auseinandersetzung mit dem Werk einer Reihe bedeutender, hier zum Teil erstmals ausführlich vorgestellter Autorinnen und Filmkünstler der Gegenwart eröffnen sich vielfältige Perspektiven auf die Dynamik der produktiven Klassikerrezeption und den Status von Literatur im gesellschaftlichen Kontext.

Fortune and Fatality

Fortune and Fatality Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Desmond Hosford,Charles Wrightington
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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As an aesthetic notion and dramatic genre, tragedy has enjoyed a privileged place in French culture, particularly during the early modern period when debates over its nature and philosophy reflected fascination with a style whose fundamental principles were drawn from ancient Greek sources. Through the works of Pierre Corneille and Jean Racine, routinely cited for an alleged regularity of form and content exemplifying the academic notion of French Classicism, tragedy has grounded the French literary canon. Because of its place at the heart of canonical French literary studies, tragedy’s traditionally prescribed boundaries and interpretations have rarely been questioned. Fortune and Fatality: Performing the Tragic in Early Modern France challenges conventional notions of the nature and function of tragedy and the ends to which philosophical, theatrical, and performative aspects of the tragic were appropriated during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The scope of material explored in this volume will be of interest not only to scholars and students of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century literature, but to those working in areas such as theater, gender studies, aesthetics, history, religion, philosophy, classics, and cultural studies.

Anna Letitia Barbauld: Selected Poetry and Prose

Anna Letitia Barbauld: Selected Poetry and Prose Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anna Letitia Barbauld
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Anna Letitia Barbauld: Selected Poetry and Prose by Anna Letitia Barbauld Summary

At her death in 1825, Anna Letitia Barbauld was considered one of the great writers of her time. Distinguished as a poet and essayist, she was also in innovator in children’s literature, an eloquent supporter of liberal politics, and a literary critic of stature. This edition includes a generous selection of her poetry and the first comprehensive body of her prose in more than a century, with essays—some never before reprinted—on literature, religion, education, prejudice, women’s fashions, and class conflict.

Oracles of Nostradamus

Oracles of Nostradamus Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Charles A. Ward
Editor: Cosimo, Inc.
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CHARLES A. WARD is the most famous translator of the writings of Nostradamus (1503-1566). In this book, first published in 1891, he attempts to unravel the ancient seer's complex, often nonsensical, poetry so that all can clearly understand the man's genius. Ward strongly believed in the accuracy of Nostradamus's predictions, and it was his scholarly opinion that the mystic's visions were written in clear prose first, then arranged as poetry to safeguard the world from their power. Ward made use of only a small percentage of Nostradamus's writings in this book, but they are arranged to show how they predicted the history of Europe. Anyone interested in deciding for themselves the prophetic nature of Nostradamus or the ability of a believer to see what he wills in any pattern will find this book an essential read.

The American Senator

The American Senator Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anthony Trollope
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191504459
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ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Old Mortality

Old Mortality Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sir Walter Scott
Editor: Read Books Ltd
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"Old Mortality" is a historical novel by Walter Scott first published in 1816. Set in south west Scotland during the period 1679-89, it explores the political and religious climate of the time through the eyes of Henry Morton. "Old Mortality" is considered to be one of Scott's best novels, and is highly recommended for fans of English civil war fiction. Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832) was a seminal Scottish playwright, poet, and historical novelist whose novels were and remain to be widely read and enjoyed the world over. Other notables works by this author include: "Ivanhoe", "Rob Roy", "Old Mortality", "The Lady of the Lake", "Waverley", "The Heart of Midlothian", and "The Bride of Lammermoor". Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

Murder in the Dark

Murder in the Dark Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kerry Greenwood
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1615953698
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Murder in the Dark by Kerry Greenwood Summary

"One of the most exciting and dangerous of the adventures into which Phryne's fabulous and risky lifestyle has led her" —Kirkus Reviews It's Christmas, and Phryne has an invitation to the Last Best party of 1928, a four-day extravaganza being hosted at the Werribee Manor House by the Golden Twins, Isabella and Gerald Templar. Phryne is of two minds about going. But when threats begin arriving in the mail, she promptly decides to accept the invitation. No one tells Phryne Fisher what to do. At the Manor House, she is accommodated in the Iris room. At the party she dallies with two polo-playing women, a Goat lady (and goat), a large number of glamourous young men, and an extremely rude child called Tarquin. The acolytes of the golden twins are smoking hashish and dreaming. The jazz is hot and the drinks are cold. Heaven. Until three people are kidnapped, one of them the abominable child. Phryne must puzzle through the cryptic clues of the scavenger hunt to retrieve the hostages and save the party from further disaster.

Books and Bookmen

Books and Bookmen Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andrew Lang
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Andrew Lang (1844-1912) was a prolific Scots man of letters, a poet, novelist, literary critic and contributor to anthropology. He now is best known as the collector of folk and fairy tales. As a journalist, poet, critic and historian, he soon made a reputation as one of the ablest and most versatile writers of the day. Lang was one of the founders of the study of "Psychical Research," and his other writings on anthropology include The Book of Dreams and Ghosts (1897), Magic and Religion (1901) and The Secret of the Totem (1905). He was a Homeric scholar of conservative views. Other works include Homer and the Epic (1893); a prose translation of The Homeric Hymns (1899), with literary and mythological essays in which he draws parallels between Greek myths and other mythologies; and Homer and his Age (1906). He also wrote Ballades in Blue China (1880) and Rhymes à la Mode (1884).

Die Funktion des "retraite" in Madame de Lafayettes "La Princesse de Clèves"

Die Funktion des Author: Manuela Gertz
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Die Funktion des "retraite" in Madame de Lafayettes "La Princesse de Clèves" by Manuela Gertz Summary

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2010 im Fachbereich Romanistik - Französisch - Literatur, Note: 1,7, Universität Stuttgart, Veranstaltung: Von der Freundschaft und den Frauen, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: In ihrem Roman La Princesse de Clèves vereint Mme de Lafayette verschiedene Gattungen des Romans. La Princesse de Clèves verbindet den „roman d’aventures“, indem historische Fakten dargestellt werden, den „roman d’analyse“, indem er eine Einsicht in das Bewusstsein einer Person gibt und den „roman tragique“, da er das Unglück leidenschaftlicher Liebe präsentiert. Die Heldin des Romans, die Princesse de Clèves, lebt in einer unmoralischen Hofwelt, die für sie schwierig zu verstehen ist. Sie heiratet einen Mann, den sie nicht liebt und liebt einen Mann, dessen Liebe sie nicht nachgeben kann. Dies provoziert einen Konflikt, welcher das Hauptthema des Romans ist. Malandain beschreibt diesen Konflikt wie folgt: « Ce conflit oppose deux codes: celui de la passion, appuyé sur toute une tradition dont l’origine se perd dans la nuit des mythes courtois, et celui de la bienséance sociale et morale, d’une règle à la fois externe et interne qui inverse en périls, précipices et abîmes les conquêtes et les élans où s’exalte l’aventure amoureuse. Dieser Konflikt der „amour – passion“ und der „bienséance sociale et morale“ wird von der Prinzessin überwunden, indem sie sich am Ende des Romans vor dem Mann, den sie liebt und von der Hofgesellschaft zurückzieht. Doch welche Funktion hat dieser „retraite du monde“ wirklich in diesem Roman und welche Ereignisse bewegen die Princesse schließlich zu diesem Entschluss? In der folgenden Arbeit werde ich versuchen diese Fragen zu beantworten. Ich werde die Gründe, die die Princesse zum „retraite“ bewegen, betrachten und auf verschiedene interpretatorische Ansätze, die sich mit der Funktion des „retraite“ auseinandersetzen, eingehen und diese genauer analysieren. Doch zuvor werde ich kurz auf die Struktur des Romans eingehen.

Iconic Power

Iconic Power Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J. Alexander,D. Bartmanski,B. Giesen,Dominik Bartma?ski
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Iconic Power by J. Alexander,D. Bartmanski,B. Giesen,Dominik Bartma?ski Summary

A collection of original articles that explore social aspects of the phenomenon of icon. Having experienced the benefits and realized the limitations of so called 'linguistic turn', sociology has recently acknowledged a need to further expand its horizons.

Identity In Asian Literature

Identity In Asian Literature Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lisbeth Littrup
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First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Shakespeare and His Contemporaries

Shakespeare and His Contemporaries Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J. Hart
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This book is concerned with language, genre, drama, and literary and historical narrative and examines the comedy of Shakespeare in the context of comedies from Italy, Spain, and France in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Critical Pedagogy and Global Literature

Critical Pedagogy and Global Literature Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Masood Ashraf Raja,Hillary Stringer,Zach VandeZande
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Critical Pedagogy and Global Literature by Masood Ashraf Raja,Hillary Stringer,Zach VandeZande Summary

In one volume, this edited collection provides both a theoretical and praxis-driven engagement with teaching world literature, focusing on various aspects of critical pedagogy. Included are nine praxis-driven essays by instructors who have taught world literature courses at the university level.

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