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Mary Wroth and Shakespeare

Mary Wroth and Shakespeare [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317655680
Publisher: Routledge
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Mary Wroth and Shakespeare by Book Resume:

Over the last twenty five years, scholarship on Early Modern women writers has produced editions and criticisms, both on various groups and individual authors. The work on Mary Wroth has been particularly impressive at integrating her poetry, prose and drama into the canon. This in turn has led to comparative studies that link Wroth to a number of male and female writers, including of course, William Shakespeare. At the same time no single volume has attempted a comprehensive comparative analysis. This book sets out to explore the ways in which Wroth negotiated the discourses that are embedded in the Shakespearean canon in order to develop an understanding of her oeuvre based, not on influence and imitation, but on difference, originality and innovation.

Summer To Summer Movie Reviews

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Author: Clay Scott Brown
Publisher: Clay Scott Brown
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Summer To Summer Movie Reviews by Clay Scott Brown Book Resume:

With over 300 individual Movie Reviews our Second Edition of Summer To Summer Movie Reviews returns this year with a fierce glory. With over 300 individual Movie Reviews our Second Edition of Summer To Summer Movie Reviews returns this year with a fierce glory. Not even the dreaded Pandemic could stop Mr. Brown's startling insights and intelligent knowledge of the movies reviewed herein. Clay often returns to review older films in this Issue. But delivers as usual the top films of 2019. Here we finally get a final word on films that may have aged poorly, even great classics are re-seen with a new vigor and knowledge. Not since Janet Maslin (The New York Times) have we seen such fireworks! Such powerful opinion. No longer can the viewer trust the elder critic of yesteryear. Clay throughout the book demonstrates this time and time again. Showing the aged critics of yesteryears movies that the films that are now ancient by today's standards may not be Reviewed as kindly. That film scores from before can be amended by those worthy of such an honor. Using his cutting wisdom Clay gets to the truth and worth of each and every film in this lovely book! Please join us in learning of this new filmic stance and wisdom. With so much content, so many films, waste not want not comes clearly to mind. Let Clay decide for you. Then decide upon yourself if you agree or disagree with Clay Scott Brown.

Reflecting on Reflexivity

Reflecting on Reflexivity [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1782387536
Author: T. M. S. (Terry) Evens,Don Handelman,Christopher Roberts
Publisher: Berghahn Books
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Reflecting on Reflexivity by T. M. S. (Terry) Evens,Don Handelman,Christopher Roberts Book Resume:

Humanness supposes innate and profound reflexivity. This volume approaches the concept of reflexivity on two different yet related analytical planes. Whether implicitly or explicitly, both planes of thought bear critically on reflexivity in relation to the nature of selfhood and the very idea of the autonomous individual, ethics, and humanness, science as such and social science, ontological dualism and fundamental ambiguity. On the one plane, a collection of original and innovative ethnographically based essays is offered, each of which is devoted to ways in which reflexivity plays a fundamental role in human social life and the study of it; on the other—anthropo-philosophical and developed in the volume’s Preface, Introduction, and Postscript—it is argued that reflexivity distinguishes—definitively, albeit relatively—the being and becoming of the human.


Euripides [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1440619484
Author: Euripides
Publisher: Penguin
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Euripides by Euripides Book Resume:

A modern translation exclusive to signet From perhaps the greatest of the ancient Greek playwrights comes this collection of plays, including Alcestis, Hippolytus, Ion, Electra, Iphigenia at Aulis, Iphigenia Among the Taurians, Medea, The Bacchae, The Trojan Women, and The Cyclops.

The Occultists

The Occultists [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1950305457
Author: Polly Schattel
Publisher: JournalStone
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The Occultists by Polly Schattel Book Resume:

Sssshhhhhhhh... For Edwardian-era spiritualists and illusionists, silence is more than a strategy; it's a way of life. And when Max Grahame, a bullied, small-town teen, discovers a secretive world of occultism and séances right under his nose, he can hardly contain his excitement. But as Max begins his conjurer's lessons in earnest, his newfound knowledge exposes the group's dark and deeply sinister designs, leading a game of supernatural cat and mouse that takes him from the ancient hills of rural Georgia and the mystic plains of the Midwest to fin-de-siècle Manhattan...and beyond. Impeccably researched and wildly imaginative, The Occultists is a darkly riveting historical fantasy in which magic is terrifying, and annihilation is closer than anyone can ever imagine.

The Price of Freedom

The Price of Freedom [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1780109326
Author: Rosemary Rowe
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
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The Price of Freedom by Rosemary Rowe Book Resume:

The death of a local tax-collector spells trouble for Libertus in this compelling historical mystery. Having been inveigled into standing for the local curia, responsible for the submission of all local tax, Libertus discovers that any shortfall must be made good by the councillors themselves. So when news arrives that a tax-collector from a nearby outpost has committed suicide, having gambled everything away, Libertus is despatched to make enquiries, in the hope of recovering at least some of the missing revenue. He has also been asked to attend a wedding, in place of his patron, who is expecting a visit from an Imperial Legate. But the assignment which should have seen Libertus for once treated as an honoured guest begins to take grisly and unexpected turns. As he pieces together the unlikely truth, Libertus finds himself in mortal danger. Freedom, in all forms, is only relative ? but there is a high price for it, sometimes paid in blood ?

Ironic Sacrifice

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Author: Brooklyn Ann
Publisher: Broken Angels
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Ironic Sacrifice by Brooklyn Ann Book Resume:

Jayden Leigh wants to commit suicide. Her clairvoyant powers have become so intense that she lost her job and home. Death is the only way to make them stop. Opportunity presents itself when she comes across a sinfully handsome vampire ready to make a kill. Jayden begs for him to take her instead. A blissful death in his arms, or the visions ravaging her mind? She'd gladly take the vampire. Razvan Nicolae is captivated and amused by the beautiful seeress who sacrifices herself for a stranger. Killing such a pleasing asset doesn’t interest him. If he could get her powers under control, she just might be the key to finding his missing twin. Controlling her visions and working for a seductive vampire? Razvan’s offer is like a dream come true. But her dream turns into a nightmare when a mad vampire cult leader seeks to exploit Jayden’s powers to stop an ancient prophecy. As Jayden finds herself at the center of a vampire war, she realizes that the biggest threat isn’t losing her life, it’s losing her heart.

Postcolonial George Eliot

Postcolonial George Eliot [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137332123
Author: Oliver Lovesey
Publisher: Springer
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Postcolonial George Eliot by Oliver Lovesey Book Resume:

This book examines the range of the colonial imaginary in Eliot’s works, from the domestic and regional to ancient and speculative colonialisms. It challenges monolithic, hegemonic views of George Eliot — whose novelistic career paralleled the creation of British India — and also dismissals of the postcolonial as ahistorical. It uncovers often-overlooked colonized figures in the novels. It also investigates Victorian Islamophobia in light of Eliot’s impatience with ignorance, intolerance, and xenophobia as well as her interrogation of the make-believe of endings. Drawing on a range of sources from Eugène Bodichon’s Algerian anthropological texts, the Persian journals of John Martyn, and postmodern re-engagements, Postcolonial George Eliot has implications for an understanding of the globalization of English, the decolonization of disciplinarity and periodization, and the roots of present-day conflict in the wider Mediterranean world.

Sophocles' Tragic World

Sophocles' Tragic World [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0674043421
Author: Charles Segal
Publisher: Harvard University Press
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Sophocles' Tragic World by Charles Segal Book Resume:

Much has been written about the heroic figures of Sophocles' powerful dramas. Now Charles Segal focuses our attention not on individual heroes and heroines, but on the world that inspired and motivated their actions--a universe of family, city, nature, and the supernatural. He shows how these ancient masterpieces offer insight into the abiding question of tragedy: how one can make sense of a world that involves so much apparently meaningless violence and suffering. In a series of engagingly written interconnected essays, Segal studies five of Sophocles' seven extant plays: Ajax, Oedipus Tyrannus, Philoctetes, Antigone, and the often neglected Trachinian Women. He examines the language and structure of the plays from several interpretive perspectives, drawing both on traditional philological analysis and on current literary and cultural theory. He pays particular attention to the mythic and ritual backgrounds of the plays, noting Sophocles' reinterpretation of the ancient myths. His delineation of the heroes and their tragedies encompasses their relations with city and family, conflicts between men and women, defiance of social institutions, and the interaction of society, nature, and the gods. Segal's analysis sheds new light on Sophocles' plays--among the most widely read works of classical literature--and on their implications for Greek views on the gods, moral life, and sexuality. Table of Contents: Preface Introduction Drama and Perspective in Ajax Myth, Poetry, and Heroic Values in the Trachinian Women Time, Oracles, and Marriage in the Trachinian Women Philoctetes and the Imperishable Piety Lament and Closure in Antigone Time and Knowledge in the Tragedy of Oedipus Freud, Language, and the Unconscious The Gods and the Chorus: Zeus in Oedipus Tyrannus Earth in Oedipus Tyrannus Abbreviations Notes Index Reviews of this book: "Sophocles' Tragic World is...a lucidly written work of great theoretical sophistication and learning, offering many new insights into the fundamental meaning of the plays." DD--Victor Bers, Bryn Mawr Classical Review "[Segal] refutes reductionist attempts to derive from a Sophoclean tragedy a unitary moral or message. The dramas, Segal argues, present insoluble dilemmas that require the audience to engage with the situations the characters face, the choices the characters make, and the consequences of those choices...This book will be of interest to anyone who wants a fuller appreciation of Sophocles' dramatic art." DD--Andrew Szegedy-Maszak, New England Classical Journal "Segal's strengths as a critic are sensitivity to detail, breadth of cultural reference, and open-mindedness; these qualities make his writing rich...This is a book which could enhance any reader's understanding of Sophocles." DD--Greece and Rome "A fine collection of nine essays...A richly rewarding collection amply illustrated with specific detailed reference to the texts that one always tries to inculcate in one's pupils: for them, this will be invaluable." DD--Jim Neville, JACT Review "Sophocles' Tragic World is an organized collection of nine essays (plus introduction) on five plays, Ajax, Trachiniae, Philoctetes, Antigone, and--especially--OT, to which four of the chapters are devoted. The introduction and three of the essays (one on Ant., two on OT) are new; the others are revisions of published articles, dating originally from 1976 to 1993. For several decades now, [Segal] has been so articulate about Greek tragedy, and so productive in his articulations, that one has acquired an unusually sharp sense...of the changing shape and direction that his readings have taken over the years." DD--M.S. Silk, Classical Review "Charles Segal has written a superb critical study of five of the seven extant plays by Sophocles...Segal's analytical interests go beyond the usual discussion of the nature of heroic greatness of tragic stature. He is principally concerned with the 'tragic world' which Sophocles depicts...Segal writes in a lucid, jargon-free prose that is also dramaturgy of the highest order...Segal's strength as a critic issues directly from a wide-ranging sensitivity to the epic tradition and a nuanced awareness of the dramatic use of temporal shifts and poetic displacements. Segal's terrific, lucid book should also be required reading for anyone interested in the tragic stature of women in Greek tragedy. His complex thinking on the subject gives justice to the basic intractability of Sophocles's views on the nature of feminine sensibility." DD--Randy Gener, New York Theatre Wire "This work includes five previously published essays and four new essays. Once more, Segal brings his considerable scholarship to bear on the plays of Sophocles, addressing five of the seven extant tragedies." DD--Choice

Comedy and the Woman Writer

Comedy and the Woman Writer [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 080328814X
Author: Judy Little
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
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Comedy and the Woman Writer by Judy Little Book Resume:

Recent critics have affirmed the difficulty—perhaps the impossibility—of defining modern comedy; at the same time, some feminist scholars are seeking to understand the special comedy often present in literature written by women. Comedy and the Woman Writer responds to both these concerns of recent criticism: feminist literary theory and theories of comedy. Judy Little develops a critical apparatus for identifying feminist comedy in recent fiction, especially the radical political and psychological implications of this comedy, and then applies and tests her theory by examining the novels of Virginia Woolf and Muriel Spark. Despite recent scholarly attention to Woolf, the profound comedy of her work has been largely overlooked, and the comic fiction of Spark has seldom had the responsible and attentive criticism that it deserves. The introductory chapter draws upon anthropology and sociology, as well as literary criticism and the fiction of feminist writers such as Woolf, Doris Lessing, and Monique Wittig, to define a modern feminist comedy. Four central chapters then explore the implications of this comedy in the novels of Woolf and Spark. Little distinguishes between, on the one hand, several varieties of traditional comedy and satire and, on the other, the festive or “liminal” comedy to which feminist comedy belongs. Both Woolf and Spark mock centuries-old mythic patterns and behaviors deriving from basic social norms, as well as the values emerging from these norms. It is one thing, the author points out, to find “manners” amusing, to scourge vices, or to mock the follies of lovers; it is a much more drastic act of the imagination to mock the very norms against which comedy has traditionally judged vices, follies, and eccentricities. While the comedy of Woolf and Spark has some precedent in festive or liminal celebrations, during which even basic values and behavior are abandoned, feminist comedy displays its radical nature by implying that there is no resolution to the inverted overturned world, the world in revolutionary transition. The final chapter considers briefly, in the light of the critical model of feminist comedy, the work of several other twentieth-century writers, including Jean Rhys, Penelope Moritmer, and Margaret Drabble. The presence of radical comedy in the fiction of these and other writers suggests the need for continuing attention to the theory of feminist comedy proposed in this study.

Murder in Montparnasse

Murder in Montparnasse [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1615953655
Author: Kerry Greenwood
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
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Murder in Montparnasse by Kerry Greenwood Book Resume:

"A most charming, sexy, independent, and candid heroine; clever, literate dialog; and closely woven plotting will win immediate fans for this debut series." —Library Journal Starred review Seven Australian soldiers, carousing in Paris in 1918, unknowingly witness a murder, with devastating consequences. Ten years later, two are dead...under very suspicious circumstances. Phryne (pronounced Fry-Knee, to rhyme with briny) Fisher's friends, Bert and Cec (sometimes cabbies and sometimes men for hire), appeal to her for help. They were part of this group of soldiers in 1918 and they fear for their lives and for those of the other three men. It's only as Phryne delves into the investigation that she, too, remembers being in Montparnasse on that very same, and fatal, day. While Phryne is occupied with memories of Montparnasse past and the race to outpace the murderer, she finds troubles of a different kind at home. Her lover, Lin Chung, is about to be married. And the effect this is having on her own usually peaceful household is disastrous....

Signs of Virginity

Signs of Virginity [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0190845902
Author: Michael Rosenberg
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Signs of Virginity by Michael Rosenberg Book Resume:

Although the theme of bloodied nuptial sheets seems pervasive in western culture, its association with female virginity is uniquely tied to a brief passage in the book of Deuteronomy detailing the procedure for verifying a young woman's purity; it seldom, if ever, appears outside of Abrahamic traditions. In Signs of Virginity, Michael Rosenberg examines the history of virginity testing in Judaism and early Christianity, and the relationship of these tests to a culture that encourages male sexual violence. Deuteronomy's violent vision of virginity has held sway in Jewish and Christian circles more or less ever since. However, Rosenberg points to two authors-the rabbinic collective that produced the Babylonian Talmud and the early Christian thinker Augustine of Hippo-who, even as they perpetuate patriarchal assumptions about female virginity, nonetheless attempt to subvert the emphasis on sexual dominance bequeathed to them by Deuteronomy. Unlike the authors of earlier Rabbinic and Christian texts, who modified but fundamentally maintained and even extended the Deuteronomic ideal, the Babylonian Talmud and Augustine both construct alternative models of female virginity that, if taken seriously, would utterly reverse cultural ideals of masculinity. Indeed this vision of masculinity as fundamentally gentle, rather than characterized by brutal and violent sexual behavior, fits into a broader idealization of masculinity propagated by both authors, who reject what Augustine called a "lust for dominance" as a masculine ideal.

The Greek Tycoon's Convenient Bride

The Greek Tycoon's Convenient Bride [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1426814976
Author: Kate Hewitt
Publisher: Harlequin
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The Greek Tycoon's Convenient Bride by Kate Hewitt Book Resume:

Rhiannon Davies's plan was to reunite her late friend's baby with the infant's Greek father, then return home…alone. Instead Lukas whisks them away to his private island! Soon Rhiannon falls under the spell of the sun, sea—and the ruthless tycoon himself. Caught up in a wave of desire for the devastatingly handsome Lukas, she finds herself agreeing to marriage—with a man who has made it clear he'll never love her….

Stone Fox Bride

Stone Fox Bride [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0812998103
Author: Molly Rosen Guy
Publisher: Random House
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Stone Fox Bride by Molly Rosen Guy Book Resume:

Ditch the storybook wedding, banish Bridezilla, and walk down the aisle in truth and in style: You are a Stone Fox Bride and this is your bridal guide. Molly Rosen Guy founded the brand Stone Fox Bride as an alternative to outdated, plastic-princess wedding culture. Her stylish and subversive approach is being embraced by creative, modern brides who believe in love and romance, but have no interest in running off into the sunset. In an inspiring mix of intimate storytelling, gorgeous visuals, and candid advice, with an aesthetic that channels Bianca Jagger in a white tux rather than Cinderella in a frilly gown, Molly Rosen Guy—your cool, hippie chic guide through the wilds of wedding planning—encourages brides-to-be, and their ladies in tow, to say no to all things phony, frilly, and silly. Featuring personal essays that explore the nuances of the process, including a raw, unairbrushed look at the realities of the early days of marriage, she tells us that a Stone Fox Bride should never sacrifice her style, her story, or her sanity to please others; she reassures us that weddings don't have to be free of confusion, shades of gray, or cellulite; and reminds us that marriage, like love, is equal parts complicated and beautiful. Praise for Molly Rosen Guy and the Stone Fox Bride phenomenon “The current wedding-wear darling of the jammin’ and Instagrammin’ set [offers] an insouciant, antiestablishment approach to weddings.”—The New York Times “[Molly Rosen Guy is] making waves in the bridal industry thanks to her eclectic eye and refusal to conform to clichéd traditions.”—W “Molly Rosen Guy built a business filling the needs of women who long for something more than your run-of-the-mill, princess-y flou for their big day.”—Vogue

Endtime Messages for the Bride of Christ

Endtime Messages for the Bride of Christ [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 148288996X
Author: Deva Evu Lawrie
Publisher: Partridge Publishing
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Endtime Messages for the Bride of Christ by Deva Evu Lawrie Book Resume:

The Christian world is awaiting the Second Coming of Christ to take the Bride of Chist with him in glory, which we call Rapture. There are many explanations from various quarters. The First Coming of Christ is past. The Third Coming will take place when Christ, the son of David comes down on the Mount of Olives to rule the earth for a millennium. The Second Coming is on. The author Bro. Deva Evu Lawrie had had an experience of peace with God early in life at the age of eight. He had been a keen observer in the ministry of his father. He was a student of the famous Madras Christian College, Tambaram, Chennai. He became a full-time minister of religion when he was eighteen. He had been working with his dad since then. There was a great turning point when his dad, Bro. Paulaseer Lawrie, was preaching at Chicago, USA. He had a great experience of God coming down into him when man first landed on the moon on July 20, 1969. The sky opened, and he could see and feel a great and terrific power enter into his life (Luke 3: 2122). In these pages, Bro. Deva Evu Lawrie, the author, shows that most of the prophecies and things concerning the Second Coming have been fulfilled in the ministry of Bro. Paulaseer Lawrie of India. He cites mostly from the Holy Scriptures. He wants the readers to go through the book carefully so that they do not miss the glory that God had foreordained for us in this generation. Address: Lawrie Ministries 70 Main Street Gandhinagar827008 Tirunelveli City Tamil Nadu, India Phone: +91-462-2330770

The Bride of the Mistletoe

The Bride of the Mistletoe [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: James Lane Allen
Publisher: Good Press
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The Bride of the Mistletoe by James Lane Allen Book Resume:

"The Bride of the Mistletoe" by James Lane Allen. 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.

Where Is My Bride?

Where Is My Bride? [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1664217312
Author: Evangeline Rentz
Publisher: WestBow Press
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Where Is My Bride? by Evangeline Rentz Book Resume:

Where is My Bride? is a practical message designed to redirect our focus from exclusively dreaming and desiring earthly marriages to recognizing that as Christians, we have already been chosen to be the Bride in the most splendid wedding celebration we will ever encounter. Earthly marriages were designed to be a physical representation of the church’s spiritual marriage to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It represents oneness, trust, and intimacy. Holy Matrimony is a covenantal relationship that requires intentional actions from the couple to establish an unbreakable bond. However, we sadly make the mistake of attempting to establish this physical bond before establishing the spiritual bond with our “First Love”, Jesus Christ. In this book you will find Biblically based principles that will help guide and prepare us in establishing Godly marriages. Whether earthly or spiritual, there are no words to describe the overwhelming anticipation of that moment. So, we must wait with purpose, integrity, commitment, and love, as we prepare for our magnificent wedding day!

The Bride and the Beast

The Bride and the Beast [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307482510
Author: Teresa Medeiros
Publisher: Bantam
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The Bride and the Beast by Teresa Medeiros Book Resume:

Teresa Medeiros makes her hardcover debut in this magnificently sensual and romantic tale filled with passion, humor, and suspense. It is the unforgettable story of two indomitable characters whose love affair is the stuff of which legends are made. . . . Gwendolyn Wilder did not believe in dragons. But the superstitious villagers of Ballybliss did, and so Gwendolyn found herself bound to a post as a sacrificial offering to the Dragon who haunted the ruins of Castle Weyrcraig. Fifteen years earlier, someone had betrayed the Laird of Weyrcraig and his handsome young heir to the English for a thousand pounds in gold. Now the Dragon was demanding that very amount. The frightened Highlanders hoped that instead of gold, the fair virgin would satisfy the beast's insatiable appetite. As for Gwendolyn, she never doubted that the so-called Dragon was a fraud. She knew there was a perfectly good explanation for the mysterious lights seen flickering in the crumbling castle and the unsettling sound of bagpipes drifting through the glens. But as she waited for whoever—or whatever—to claim his prize, she could not help trembling as a furious storm lashed about her . . . and she saw what appeared to be dark wings and a stream of silver smoke emerge from the shadows. Rumor had it that the Dragon could take the form of a man, and so he did with Gwendolyn—a man who would not show her his face. He carried her into his lair and made her his prisoner, his pampered pet. And while she didn't expect to be eaten by the fire-breathing Dragon of Weyrcraig, neither did she expect to be warmed by his sensuous caresses or devoured by his passionate kisses. The Dragon had demanded gold and the fools had given him this golden-haired maiden. She was the very last thing he expected—and now there was no way he could let her go. She could never know that he was no monster but a flesh-and-blood man who had just laid eyes on the one woman who could slay him. Still, this supremely handsome man of devastating virility was more dangerous than any dragon. He would take it upon himself to enchant the practical Gwendolyn as she had enchanted him. He would weave a spell of sensuous magic around her that would defy all her commonsense notions and tempt her to believe in something even more unlikely than dragons and more powerful than the past that threatened them both—true love.

The Songweaver's Vow

The Songweaver's Vow [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 163165005X
Author: Laura VanArendonk Baugh
Publisher: Laura VanArendonk Baugh
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The Songweaver's Vow by Laura VanArendonk Baugh Book Resume:

When Euthalia’s father trades her to Viking raiders, her best hope is to be made a wife instead of a slave. She gets her wish – sort of – when she is sacrificed as a bride to a god. Her inhuman husband seems kind, but he visits only in the dark of night and will not allow her to look upon him. By day Euthalia becomes known as a storyteller, spinning ancient Greek tales to entertain Asgard’s gods and monsters. When one of her stories precipitates a god’s murder and horrific retribution, Euthalia discovers there is a monster in her bed as well. Alone in a hostile Asgard, Euthalia must ally with a spiteful goddess to sway Odin himself before bloody tragedy opens Ragnarok, the prophesied end of the world.

Small Sacrifices

Small Sacrifices [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0195357329
Author: Anne Schiller
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Small Sacrifices by Anne Schiller Book Resume:

Small Sacrifices is an ethnographic study of Ngaju Dayaks, rain forest dwellers of the remote interior region of Central Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo. Like many indigenous peoples throughout the world, the Ngaju have recently been affected by exposure to world religions, by improvements in transportation and communication, by new demands on family-based production, and by other factors pertaining to their growing incorporation into an expanding state system in an era of rapid political and economic change. The Ngaju response to these pressures, Anne Schiller contends, is most clearly seen in the religious sphere. Over the past two decades, many Ngaju have taken to recasting and reinterpreting their indigenous religion, known formerly as Kaharingan, and now as Hindu Kaharingan. Paradoxically, this process of religious change involves the codification of religious belief and the standardization of ritual. It also includes efforts to distinguish "religious practices" from other "customs." These developments figure importantly in the construction of modern Ngaju identity. The author focuses especially on the form and content of tiwah, an elaborate ritual of secondary treatment of the dead, with multiple and complex meanings for Hindu Kaharingan Ngaju, as well as for those who have converted to Christianity or Islam.

The Need for Transformation

The Need for Transformation [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1512781681
Author: Dr. Althea L Phillips
Publisher: WestBow Press
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The Need for Transformation by Dr. Althea L Phillips Book Resume:

The book was written in the hope that followers of Jesus Christ will become more aware of the importance of the transformation process. The Need for Transformation is a sincere and encouraging spiritual handbook that helps followers to keep focused on the transformative influence and presence of God in their lives-if only they are open to him and turn to his direction. This transformation allows for Christian followers to think more effectively in their walk with God and as Brides of Christ. The result of thinking like Him is a unique mindset found in the Bride of Christ. The Brides of Christ are followers that have a much deeper personal relationship with Him when seeking first the Kingdom of Heaven and its righteousness. The 21st-Century Virgins are followers who are saved but have not established a forever love personal intimate relationship with Christ through seeking the Kingdom of Heaven and have not come to know their purpose in him. This process increases their capability to live an abundant life as men and women in the Body of Christ. The church is faced with the challenge of developing and implementing programs into its weekly routine that not only attract nonbelievers but also teach current believers to realize how important it is to seek the Kingdom of God and its righteousness and the need for transformation as it relates to discovering their purpose.

Wolves at the Door

Wolves at the Door [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1501366785
Author: Peter Arnds
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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Wolves at the Door by Peter Arnds Book Resume:

In view of the current rhetoric surrounding the global migrant crisis – with politicians comparing refugees with animals and media reports warning of migrants swarming like insects or trespassing like wolves – this timely study explores the cultural origins of the language and imagery of dehumanization. Situated at the junction of literature, politics, and ecocriticism, Wolves at the Door traces the history of the wolf metaphor in discussions of race, gender, colonialism, fascism, and ecology. How have 'Gypsies', Jews, Native Americans but also 'wayward' women been 'wolfed' in literature and politics? How has the wolf myth been exploited by Hitler, Mussolini and Turkish ultra-nationalism? How do right-wing politicians today exploit the reappearance of wolves in Central Europe in the context of the migration discourse? And while their reintroduction in places like Yellowstone has fuelled heated debates, what is the wolf's role in ecological rewilding and for the restoration of biodiversity? In today's fraught political climate, Wolves at the Door alerts readers to the links between stereotypical images, their cultural history, and their political consequences. It raises awareness about xenophobia and the dangers of nationalist idolatry, but also highlights how literature and the visual arts employ the wolf myth for alternative messages of tolerance and cultural diversity.

The Dancing Warrior Bride!

The Dancing Warrior Bride! [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781456757168
Author: Karen S. Lightfoot
Publisher: Author House
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The Dancing Warrior Bride! by Karen S. Lightfoot Book Resume:

The Dancing Warrior Bride! is a book on spiritual alignment for those who desire to minister in the arts. It is not for the faint or weakhearted, but for those who dare to be sharpened and challenged by the Word of God so one can operate in a “spirit of excellence” that takes you “beyond the dance”. Special training emphasis on how to minister in the anointing by applying spiritual disciplines, walking in purity, holiness and the fear of the Lord are all included in this life changing arts course. You will quickly discover that “the dance” is the very last thing God requires of the movement artist. Some of the training topics that will be covered are: -Preparing for War, Introduction to Dance -Building Team Unity -Spiritual Requirements for the Dancer -The Ministry of Dance and the Prophetic -Priestly Garments -Weapons of War! (Dance, Tambourines, Flags, Streamers etc) -Pantomime/Mime -Evangelism and the Arts -Conditioning the Temple of God through Fitness and Nutrition and much more! God is raising up and calling forth a worship warrior Bride to make an impact in this generation. It’s time to enlist...HE WANTS YOU! But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise.... 1 Corinthians 1:27

Chosen as the Sheikh's Royal Bride

Chosen as the Sheikh's Royal Bride [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1488044392
Author: Jennie Lucas
Publisher: Harlequin
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Chosen as the Sheikh's Royal Bride by Jennie Lucas Book Resume:

Swept from her ordinary world… into the royal bedchamber! Among the many beautiful, accomplished candidates hoping to be chosen as Sheikh Omar’s wife, shop assistant Beth can’t believe this powerful desert king would even notice her. Yet Omar does select her—and his heated gaze sets her alight, making her innocent body crave caresses she’s only dreamed about! She’s instantly thrown into his world of unimagined luxury, but can this shy Cinderella ever be a queen? A Cinderella story with a royal twist!

Diversity of Sacrifice

Diversity of Sacrifice [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1438459963
Author: Carrie Ann Murray
Publisher: SUNY Press
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Diversity of Sacrifice by Carrie Ann Murray Book Resume:

Explores sacrificial practices across a range of contexts from prehistory to the present.

The term "sacrifice" belies what is a complex and varied transhistorical and transcultural phenomenon. Bringing together scholars from such diverse fields as anthropology, archaeology, epigraphy, literature, and theology, Diversity of Sacrifice explores sacrificial practices across a range of contexts from prehistory to the present. Incorporating theory, material culture, and textual evidence, the volume seeks to consider new and divergent data related to contexts of sacrifice that can help broaden our field of vision while raising new questions. The essays contributed here move beyond reductive and simple explanations to explore complex areas of social interaction. Sacrifice plays a key role in the overlapping sacred and secular spheres for a number of societies in the past and present. How religious beliefs and practices can be integral parts of life on individual and community levels is of fundamental importance to understanding the past and present. In addition to aiding scholarly research, Diversity of Sacrifice enables students to explore this rich theme across Europe and the Mediterranean with clear discussions of theory and data.

The Eucharist: Mystery of Presence, Sacrifice, and Communion

The Eucharist: Mystery of Presence, Sacrifice, and Communion [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1945125748
Author: Lawrence Feingold
Publisher: Emmaus Academic
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The Eucharist: Mystery of Presence, Sacrifice, and Communion by Lawrence Feingold Book Resume:

The Eucharist: Mystery of Presence, Sacrifice, and Communion explores the three ends of the Sacrament of Sacraments: God’s true presence, His redemptive sacrifice, and spiritual nourishment through communion with Him. In this follow-up to his groundbreaking work, Faith Comes From What Is Heard, Lawrence Feingold constructs a biblical vision of the Eucharist from its prefigurement in the Old Testament to its fulfillment in the New and presents the Eucharistic theology of the Church Fathers, St. Thomas Aquinas, and magisterial teaching from centuries past through today. The Eucharist is a masterful text, both challenging and spiritually rich, that comprehensively examines the unspeakable mystery that is the Eucharist.

And the Bride Wore White

And the Bride Wore White [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0802476236
Author: Dannah K. Gresh
Publisher: Moody Publishers
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And the Bride Wore White by Dannah K. Gresh Book Resume:

With over 250,000 copies sold, reviewers continue to rave about And the Bride Wore White: Seven Secrets To Purity. But the greatest proof of its effect is in the lives of tens of thousands of young women who've embraced the book's message. Each chapter of And the Bride Wore White begins with a narrative of Dannah Gresh's young love life, taken from her own teenage journals. She transparently shares her struggles and successes, her moments of pain followed by healing, and the moments of triumph. This story-line grips the young reader while they learn statistically proven risk-reduction factors. The end result are usable "how-to-say-no" skills that can reduce the risk of a young woman's heart being broken by sexual sin. In this update, Dannah and her friends share open letters of encouragement to young women, one to those who chose life and another to those who chose abortion, one to teen girls addicted to pornography and another to girls who have experienced sexual abuse, and many more specific to a young woman's unique circumstances.

The Seed and the Soil

The Seed and the Soil [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780520911598
Author: Carol Delaney
Publisher: Univ of California Press
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The Seed and the Soil by Carol Delaney Book Resume:

How do the metaphors we use to describe procreation affect our view of the relative worth of each gender? Carol Delaney discloses the powerful meanings condensed in the seemingly innocent images of "seed" and "soil." Drawing on her work in a small Turkish village of Sunni Muslims, she shows us that the images are categorically different, hierarchically ordered, and unequally valued. The ways in which the creation of a child is understood in Turkey furnish a key to understanding a whole range of Turkish attitudes toward sexuality and gender, honor and shame, authority and submission, time and space, inside and outside, open and closed. Moreover, the symbols and meanings by which they represent procreation provide the means for understanding relationships between such seemingly disparate elements as the body, family, house, village, nation, this-world and other-world. Delaney points out that these symbols do not embellish reality; they provide the key to a particular conception of it, a conception that gives coherence to social life. The patterns revealed are not distinctly Turkish; they also comment on some of our own deeply-held assumptions and values about procreation.

Brides of the Buddha

Brides of the Buddha [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1498511465
Author: Karen Muldoon-Hules
Publisher: Lexington Books
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Brides of the Buddha by Karen Muldoon-Hules Book Resume:

For young women in early South Asia, marriage was probably the most important event in their lives, as it largely determined their socioeconomic and religious future. Yet there has been little in the way of systematic examinations of the evidence on marriage customs among Buddhists of this time, and our understanding of the lives of early Buddhist women is still quite limited. This study uses ten stories from the Avadānaśataka, the collection of Buddhist narratives compiled from the second to fifth centuries CE, to examine the social landscape of early India. The author analyzes marital customs and the development of nuns’ hagiographies, while revealing regional variations of Buddhism in South Asia during this period.

Animal Sacrifice in Ancient Greek Religion, Judaism, and Christianity, 100 BC to AD 200

Animal Sacrifice in Ancient Greek Religion, Judaism, and Christianity, 100 BC to AD 200 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0191527351
Author: Maria-Zoe Petropoulou
Publisher: OUP Oxford
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Animal Sacrifice in Ancient Greek Religion, Judaism, and Christianity, 100 BC to AD 200 by Maria-Zoe Petropoulou Book Resume:

A study of animal sacrifice within Greek paganism, Judaism, and Christianity during the period of their interaction between about 100 BC and AD 200. After a vivid account of the realities of sacrifice in the Greek East and in the Jerusalem Temple (up to AD 70), Maria-Zoe Petropoulou explores the attitudes of early Christians towards this practice. Contrary to other studies in this area, she demonstrates that the process by which Christianity finally separated its own cultic code from the strong tradition of animal sacrifice was a slow and difficult one. Petropoulou places special emphasis on the fact that Christians gave completely new meanings to the term `sacrifice'. She also explores the question why, if animal sacrifice was of prime importance in the eastern Mediterranean at this time, Christians should ultimately have rejected it.

The Bride Test

The Bride Test [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0451490835
Author: Helen Hoang
Publisher: Penguin
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The Bride Test by Helen Hoang Book Resume:

From the USA Today bestselling author of The Kiss Quotient comes a romantic novel about love that crosses international borders and all boundaries of the heart... Khai Diep has no feelings. Well, he feels irritation when people move his things or contentment when ledgers balance down to the penny, but not big, important emotions—like grief. And love. He thinks he's defective. His family knows better—that his autism means he just processes emotions differently. When he steadfastly avoids relationships, his mother takes matters into her own hands and returns to Vietnam to find him the perfect bride. As a mixed-race girl living in the slums of Ho Chi Minh City, Esme Tran has always felt out of place. When the opportunity arises to come to America and meet a potential husband, she can't turn it down, thinking this could be the break her family needs. Seducing Khai, however, doesn't go as planned. Esme's lessons in love seem to be working...but only on herself. She's hopelessly smitten with a man who's convinced he can never return her affection. With Esme's time in the United States dwindling, Khai is forced to understand he's been wrong all along. And there's more than one way to love.


Author: Hunud Abia Kadouf
Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore
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This book is based on an extensive field work in which the author tried to study the customary law of property of an African agrarian tribal community of Ama - also known as Nyima? - of the Nuba Mountains in the northern Sudan. The writer has tried to explain the nature of property holding in the light of the people’s philosophy evidenced in their social structure and their traditional beliefs. Special attention is paid to the traditional structure of political leadership in this highly segmented society that was prone not only to inter-tribal wars but was also in a constant ‘fission and fusion’ among themselves when not at war with other neighboring tribes. In discussing jurisdictional issues, and traditional settlement mechanisms based partly on law and custom, both adopted by this egalitarian society, the study is made currently relevant by keen observation on the effect of modernity on traditional ethics and morality of the Ama society that was once described by some authors as being ‘impervious to foreign influence”. Furthermore, the reception and assimilation of the state law together with the Shari’ah laws in various areas such as that relating to property devolution, family institution, and burial rites is treated as being of great significance in the overall development of the tribal customary laws. Like any other Nuba tribe, the consciousness of the Ama people of their ethos of identity marks their ferociously guarded customs and traditions prevalent up-to-date. The book is not only a precious academic endeavor full of keen observations, in depth study and analysis of tribal customary laws of property; but is also a memoir for the author to commemorate formidable tribal group of the Ama people in the Nuba Mountains of the Sudan.

Sacrificing the Self

Sacrificing the Self [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0190287683
Author: Margaret Cormack
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Sacrificing the Self by Margaret Cormack Book Resume:

Acts of martyrdom have been found in nearly all the worlds major religious traditions. Though considered by devotees to be perhaps the most potent expression of religious faith, dying for ones god is also one of the most difficult concepts for modern observers of religion to understand. This is especially true in the West, where martyrdom has all but disappeared and martyrs in other cultures are often viewed skeptically and dismissed as fanatics. This book seeks to foster a greater understanding of these acts of religious devotion by explaining how martyrdom has historically been viewed in the worlds major religions. It provides the first sustained, cross-cultural examination of this fascinating aspect of religious life. Margaret Cormack begins with an introduction that sets out a definition of martyrdom that serves as the point of departure for the rest of the volume. Then, scholars of Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, and Islam examine martyrdom in specific religious cultures. Spanning 4000 years of history and ranging from Saul in the Hebrew Bible to Sati immolations in present-day India, this book provides a wealth of insight into an often noted but rarely understood cultural phenomenon.

Performing Memories

Performing Memories [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 152756892X
Author: Gabriele Biotti
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Performing Memories by Gabriele Biotti Book Resume:

What is memory today? How can it be approached? Why does the contemporary world seem to be more and more haunted by different types of memories still asking for elaboration? Which artistic experiences have explored and defined memory in meaningful ways? How do technologies and the media have changed it? These are just some of the questions developed in this collection of essays analysing memory and memory shapes, which explores the different ways in which past time and its elaboration have been, and still are, elaborated, discussed, written or filmed, and contested, but also shared. By gathering together scholars from different fields of investigation, this book explores the cultural, social and artistic tensions in representing the past and the present, in understanding our legacies, and in approaching historical time and experience. Through the analysis of different representations of memory, and the investigation of literature, anthropology, myth and storytelling, a space of theories and discourses about the symbolic and cultural spaces of memory representation is developed.

A Lowcountry Bride

A Lowcountry Bride [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0063040301
Author: Preslaysa Williams
Publisher: HarperCollins
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A Lowcountry Bride by Preslaysa Williams Book Resume:

"I absolutely adore this story begins slow—like a delicious lowcountry boil—but heats up to the perfect ending." --Kathleen Y’Barbo, bestselling author of The Black Midnight A heartwarming Avon debut of love, forgiveness, and new beginnings set in the beautiful South Carolina Lowcountry. Maya Jackson has worked for Laura Whitcomb, Inc, a renowned New York City bridal gown brand for years and dreams of becoming Head Designer. She has the talent, she just needs a chance to showcase her unique style. Due to an illness, she’s always prioritized her career over her personal life until Maya’s father fractures his hip and she returns to Charleston, SC. While home for only a few months, she’s thrilled to find an opportunity at the local bridal gown boutique, never expecting sparks to fly with its owner... A military veteran and widowed father, Derek Sullivan hopes to save Always a Bride from bankruptcy in order to preserve the legacy of his family. He also wants to reconnect with his estranged, twelve-year-old daughter, who is still recovering from the loss of her mother. The last thing he needs is a relationship with a beautiful, smart, complicated woman who will be leaving soon. When Derek begins to fall for the lovely Maya, he knows there’s no future. But destiny has its own plans, and these two lonely people with big hearts discover that coming home to love is the best gift life can give.

Spirits and Slaves in Central Sudan

Spirits and Slaves in Central Sudan [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137027509
Author: Susan M. Kenyon
Publisher: Springer
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Spirits and Slaves in Central Sudan by Susan M. Kenyon Book Resume:

This historical ethnography from Central Sudan explores the century-old intertwining of zar , spirit possession, with past lives of ex-slaves and shows that, despite very different social and cultural contexts, zar has continued to be shaped by the experience of slavery.

The Bride of the Sun

The Bride of the Sun [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3963767782
Author: Gaston Leroux
Publisher: Aeterna Classics
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The Bride of the Sun by Gaston Leroux Book Resume:

Written by the author of "Phantom of the Opera," this tale takes us to Peru where Dick Montgomery hopes to marry his fiancé, Maria-Teresa de la Torre, the daughter of a Spanish marquis. Because of their disrespectful manner, Maria-Teresa discharges a group of Quichua Indians working in the household, including Huascar. It is heard that the Indians have found an Incan king and are going to celebrate an ancient ceremony wherein a virgin bride is sacrificed to the Sun King. Maria-Teresa is the chosen victim and is kidnapped. Dick and Maria-Teresa's father attempt to save her, but are unsuccessful. Huascar comes to them, saying he will save Maria-Teresa, but is he to be trusted? Left with no choice, they take Huascar at his word, and the rescue begins.

Children of the Earth Goddess

Children of the Earth Goddess [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3110531763
Author: Roland Hardenberg
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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Children of the Earth Goddess by Roland Hardenberg Book Resume:

The whole world is changing with incredible speed towards something radically new, yet people across the globe also show resistance to the forces that homogenize our lives. This book deals with a community that has found its niche in the remote Niamgiri mountain range of Odisha (India) and is struggling to preserve its way of life: the Dongria Kond. In recent years, they made the headlines as the real “Avatars” because they successfully fought a multinational company’s plans to mine the mountains. From the perspective of the Dongria Kond, these mountains are the seat of gods, and the whole environment is animated by spiritual forces. This highly complex cosmic order includes humans and non-humans and rests on a divine law (niam). This book captures the viewpoint of the Dongria Kond and provides deep insights into their vision of the world. It offers elaborate accounts of how the Dongria relate to the outside world, conceive of their own society and engage in complex rituals in order to (re-)establish the cosmos. The book confronts the reader with radically different imaginings of familiar human concerns: love, fertility, wealth, status and well-being.

The Bride from India

The Bride from India [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 146536322X
Author: Kulbir Padda
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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The Bride from India by Kulbir Padda Book Resume:

The Bride from India is a story of the ambitions and confl icts of the people from different cultures as they melt in the US pot. Manjit and Raj Pandher are Indian immigrants living in Houston, Texas. They succeed in marrying their son, Paul to Simmi from Punjab, after an elaborate Indian arranged matrimonial process, completely oblivious to the surprise awaiting them. On the other hand, the concept of the life in America that Simmi had developed in her mind from TV and internet is not what she encounters when she lands in the US. She renews her contact with her old lover in India..

Bride Of Lammermoor

Bride Of Lammermoor [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 384964524X
Author: Sir Walter Scott
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
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Bride Of Lammermoor by Sir Walter Scott Book Resume:

Although the period of this tragedy of Lammermoor is placed within the reign of William and Mary, the story (unlike most of the others) has little historical connection. It tells, instead, of the feud of two Scotch families, which—as in "Romeo and Juliet''—brings woe to two lovers who have dared plight their troth despite the ancestral hatred. Scott states that it is based closely upon fact. Edgar of Ravenswood is the last of a noble house which has formerly been rich and powerful; but his father, having been involved in the Jacobite cause, is ousted from the family estates by Sir William Ashton. After the old lord's death, nothing remains to Edgar save the dilapidated Tower of Wolf's Crag, and the fidelity of two ancient servants Mysie and Caleb. Shortly after his father's funeral, the young man rescues Sir William and his daughter Lucy from the charge of an infuriated bull, and thus wins the respect of his ancient enemy and a warmer interest on the part of the maiden ...