Lord John And The Private Matter

Autore: Diana Gabaldon
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1446494217
Grandezza: 11,39 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 1967
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A gripping historical adventure from international number one bestselling author Diana Gabaldon. The year is 1757. On a bright June day, Lord John Grey emerges from his club, his mind in turmoil. A nobleman and a high-ranking officer in His Majesty's Army, Grey has just witnessed something shocking. But his efforts to avoid a scandal that might destroy his family are interrupted by something still more urgent: the Crown appoints him to investigate the brutal murder of a comrade-in-arms, who might well have been a traitor. Obliged to pursue two inquiries at once, Major Grey finds himself ensnared in a web of treachery and betrayal that touches every level of society - and threatens all he holds dear. From the bawdy-houses of London's night world to the drawing rooms of the nobility, from the blood of a murdered corpse to the thundering seas of the East India Company, Lord John follows the elusive trail of the woman in green who may hold the key to everything - or to nothing at all. The early days of the Seven Years War come brilliantly to life in this historical adventure mystery by the acclaimed author whose unique and compelling storytelling has engrossed millions of readers worldwide.

Lord John And The Private Matter

Autore: Diana Gabaldon
Editore: Anchor Canada
ISBN: 0307372030
Grandezza: 33,27 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 1160
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SPECIAL FOR THIS EDITION: The Return of Jamie & Claire -- a sneak preview of the next Outlander novel! Plus the short story Lord John and the Hell-fire Club. Adored bestselling author Diana Gabaldon brings us the first book in a new trilogy featuring many of the characters from her wildly popular Outlander series. In her New York Times bestselling Outlander novels, Diana Gabaldon introduced millions of readers to a dazzling world of history and adventure -- a world of vibrant settings and utterly unforgettable characters. Now one of these characters, Major Lord John Grey, opens the door to his own part of this world -- eighteenth-century London, a seething anthill of nobility and rabble peopled by soldiers and spies, whores and dukes. Great Britain is battling France for supremacy on three continents -- and life is good for a soldier. The year is 1757. On a clear morning in mid-June, Lord John Grey emerges from London’s Beefsteak Club, his mind in turmoil. A nobleman and a high-ranking officer in His Majesty’s Army, Grey has just witnessed something shocking. But his efforts to avoid a scandal that might destroy his family are interrupted by something still more urgent: the Crown appoints him to investigate the brutal murder of a comrade in arms, who may have been a traitor. Obliged to pursue two inquiries at once, Major Grey finds himself ensnared in a web of treachery and betrayal that touches every stratum of English society -- and threatens all he holds dear. From the bawdy houses of London’s night-world to the stately drawing rooms of the nobility, and from the blood of a murdered corpse to the thundering seas ruled by the majestic fleet of the East India Company, Lord John pursues the elusive trails of a vanishing footman and a woman in green velvet, who may hold the key to everything -- or nothing. The early days of the Seven Years War come brilliantly to life in this historical mystery by an author whose unique and compelling storytelling has engrossed millions of readers worldwide. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Private Matters And Public Culture In Post Reformation England

Autore: Lena Cowen Orlin
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 11,33 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 9720
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According to Holinshed's Chronicles, Thomas Arden was murdered by his wife, her lover, and several accomplices in 1551. Holinshed apologizes for including in his state history what seems to be "but a private matter," although at the same time he asserts that the "horribleness" of the act justifies public retelling. Alice Arden's crime was popularized in Arden of Feversham (1592), a play that initiated the genre of domestic tragedy and thrust private conflict onto the stage of public discourse. Weaving a complex tapestry out of intellectual history and literary analysis, Lena Cowen Orlin examines how the private issues of contentious marital relations and household governance became public - through conduct manuals, sermons, political tracts, and philosophical treatises, as well as domestic tragedies - in the culture of post-Reformation England. Orlin first draws on rich archival evidence in telling the story of the Ardens. Although Arden of Feversham fulfilled the conservative project of confirming patriarchal authority in the home at a time of social upheaval, Orlin finds that later domestic tragedies such as A Woman Killed with Kindness and Othello were less predictable in their aims. And while other forms of public literature provided blueprints for ordering the household, domestic tragedies continued to reveal the tensions lying under the surface there: inconsistencies in the prescribed role of women, contradictions within patriarchal ideology, conflicts between political and economic interests in the household, inadequacies in the old ideals of friendship and benefice, and anxieties about the control of material possessions.

Domestic Violence

Autore: Patricia G. Barnes
Editore: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780815330639
Grandezza: 21,93 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 7279
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A lively and provocative account of the arts in Britain, Building Jerusalem suggests that even after fifty years of state planning of Britain's "leisure industries" the country is nevertheless approaching the millennium in a state of cultural confusion. Drawing on a wealth of historical material from Scotland, Wales, and English provincial towns, as well as the more familiar London story, Pick and Anderton contend that the original meaning of cultural language has been distorted by the fashionable phrase-making of modern government agencies, and by the inaccurate and misleading view of cultural history that is constantly presented to the public. The authors unfold fascinating stories of Britain's cultural past, before state support of the arts. They vividly relate the great changes wrought by the industrial revolution and by the development of the twentieth century media and describe the long history of Church and Royal support for the arts, as well as the long periods when all of the arts

A Private Matter

Autore: Beppe Fenoglio
Editore: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN:
Grandezza: 74,72 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 4928
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Paid Domestic Work

Autore:
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 62,42 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 3970
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A Private Matter

Autore: Robert Gorelick
Editore: Northwest Pub
ISBN: 9781569014783
Grandezza: 12,19 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 8170
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My Story Pain Is A Private Matter

Autore: Tony Valentine
Editore: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1466984473
Grandezza: 39,70 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 5892
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This life story will pique the interest of its readers with the breadth of knowledge, facts, and candid disclosure of life events that are articulated and illuminated in this writing. Readers will be compelled to read this book through to the end as each chapter leads the reader on a journey to the next. The book is filled with life lessons that can serve to encourage, motivate, and direct anyone who desires to admonish the voice of experience and wisdom in charting a course for his or her own life.

A Private Family Matter

Autore: Victor Rivas Rivers
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416534687
Grandezza: 56,70 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 4649
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"This is a story about how I was saved by love at a time when most people considered me beyond rescue," begins Victor Rivas Rivers in this powerful chronicle of how he escaped the war zone of domestic violence -- too often regarded as a "private family matter" -- and went on to become a good man, a film star, and a prominent activist. The Cuban-born author begins by recalling when he was kidnapped, along with three of his siblings, by his own father, who abandoned Victor's pregnant mother and took the children on a cross-country hell-ride that nearly ended in a fatal collision. This journey of survival portrays with riveting detail how, instead of becoming a madman like his father, Victor was saved by a band of mortal angels. Miraculously, seven families stepped forward, along with teachers and coaches, to empower him on his road from gang member to class president, through harrowing and hilarious football adventures at Florida State and with the Miami Dolphins, to overcoming the Hollywood odds and becoming a champion for all those impacted by domestic violence. Though at times Victor's odyssey is heartbreaking and disturbing, A Private Family Matter is ultimately a triumphant testament to humanity, courage, and love. Profound and poignant, it is a compelling memoir with a cause. Victor Rivers's way of thanking all the angels and advocates who made a difference in his life is by trying to make a difference in all of ours.

All Their Graves Are Occupied His Tomb Is Empty

Autore: James Dove
Editore: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595199275
Grandezza: 11,73 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 8163
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It will simplify & expedite your search for God! The author is a relatively new Christian who has spent time acquiring life-changing information about Christianity. A new Christian usually takes the time to research that which they doubted for most of their lives, to verify it. They have a “show me” attitude and do not “take my word for it” from anyone. Thus they accept only researched information backed up with documented facts and established evidence. Knowledge gained from contemporary Christian scholars, the Bible and really revealing common sense have been used to at the least evoke emotions and a desire to learn more, and at the most for the reader to gain salvation using information that can be researched by looking for it in just about any history book, this book, or from the Bible itself. This book has no agenda nor desire to offend anyone’s beliefs, but rather verifying our belief through research. This was done to verify for the author, his family and anyone else that is searching for God. God is one, not a combination of many religions that contradict each other. God is not associated with contradictions or deceit, and there is just one religion with a living founder thus one religion is true while frankly the rest aren’t. This should bother no one that is after finding the real God and it should not matter which of the religions He truly resides in. Just that He resides. Mankind should simply be concerned with who God is, not being the person who has the right religion. The “right” religion is where God resides, not where we want Him to reside. This book will show that the evidence for the location and identity of God are extremely simple, and easy to find.