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A Fair Barbarian

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

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  • Book Code : 8026899008
  • Total of Pages : 5721
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This meticulously edited collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Introduction: Frances Hodgson Burnett from Children's Stories in American Literature by H. C. Wright Children's Books: The Secret Garden A Little Princess Little Lord Fauntleroy The Lost Prince Two Little Pilgrims' Progress Barty Crusoe and His Man Saturday Sara Crewe or What Happened at Miss Minchin's Editha's Burglar In the Closed Room The Land of the Blue Flower The Good Wolf The Little Hunchback Zia Little Saint Elizabeth, and Other Stories: Little Saint Elizabeth The Story of Prince Fairyfoot The Proud Little Grain of Wheat Behind the White Brick Queen Crosspatch's Stories: Racketty-Packetty House The Cozy Lion The Spring Cleaning Two Days in the Life of Piccino The Captain's Youngest Little Betty's Kitten Tells Her Story How Fauntleroy Occurred Novels: That Lass o' Lowrie's Theo: A Sprightly Love Story Haworth's Miss Crespigny Louisiana A Fair Barbarian Through One Administration Vagabondia The Pretty Sister of José A Lady of Quality His Grace of Osmonde In Connection with the De Willoughby Claim Emily Fox-Seton The Shuttle T. Tembarom The White People The Head of the House of Coombe Robin Short Stories: Surly Tim Esmeralda Mère Girauds Little Daughter Lodusky Seth One Day at Arle Le Monsieur de la Petite Dame The Woman's Way The Dawn of a Tomorrow My Robin

The Greatest Works of Frances Hodgson Burnett: 40+ Children's Books, Novels & Short Stories (Illustrated Edition)

By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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  • Book Code : EAN:4057664175878
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Musaicum Books presents to you a meticulously edited Frances Hodgson Burnett collection. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: Introduction: Frances Hodgson Burnett from Children's Stories in American Literature by H. C. Wright Children's Books: The Secret Garden A Little Princess Little Lord Fauntleroy The Lost Prince Two Little Pilgrims' Progress Barty Crusoe and His Man Saturday Sara Crewe or What Happened at Miss Minchin's Editha's Burglar In the Closed Room The Land of the Blue Flower The Good Wolf The Little Hunchback Zia Little Saint Elizabeth, and Other Stories: Little Saint Elizabeth The Story of Prince Fairyfoot The Proud Little Grain of Wheat Behind the White Brick Queen Crosspatch's Stories: Racketty-Packetty House The Cozy Lion The Spring Cleaning Two Days in the Life of Piccino The Captain's Youngest Little Betty's Kitten Tells Her Story How Fauntleroy Occurred Novels: That Lass o' Lowrie's Theo: A Sprightly Love Story Haworth's Miss Crespigny Louisiana A Fair Barbarian Through One Administration Vagabondia The Pretty Sister of José A Lady of Quality His Grace of Osmonde In Connection with the De Willoughby Claim Emily Fox-Seton The Shuttle T. Tembarom The White People The Head of the House of Coombe Robin Short Stories: Surly Tim Esmeralda Mère Girauds Little Daughter Lodusky Seth One Day at Arle Le Monsieur de la Petite Dame The Woman's Way The Dawn of a Tomorrow My Robin

A Fair Barbarian

By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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  • Publisher : Jazzybee Verlag
  • Book Code : 3849648958
  • Total of Pages : 220
  • Category : Fiction
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“Pretty, overdressed, jewel-bedecked Octavia Bassett," of Nevada, is one of the most fascinating characters that Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett ever drew. The story of the visit of this dashing young American girl to her father's sister in the staid, respectable, ultra-conservative English village of Slowbridge, and of the consternation which she produced in the society of that place by her frank speech, her dazzling toilets and her unconventional ways, is told with uncommon freshness and spirit in ‘A Fair Barbarian’. The sharp contrasts suggested by the presence amid the stiffness and primness of Slowbridge society of this breezy, brilliant, self-possessed young beauty, whose mother was an actress in San Francisco, whose father is a silver mine owner and who has passed a portion of her life in the mining camps of Nevada, are made the most of by Mrs. Burnett.

Selected works of Frances Hodgson Burnett

By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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Selected works of Frances Hodgson Burnett from the series "Best of the Best" is the book that everyone should read to understand themselves and each other. The authors and works for this book series were selected, as a result of numerous studies, analysis of the texts over the past 100 years and the demand for readers. It must be read in order to understand the world around us, its history, to recognize the heroes, to understand the winged expressions and jokes that come from these literary works. Reading these books will mean the discovery of a world of self-development and self-expression for each person. These books have been around for decades, and sometimes centuries, for the time they recreate, the values they teach, the point of view, or simply the beauty of words. This volume of the Best of the Best series includes famous works • THE SECRET GARDEN • LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY • A LITTLE PRINCESS • THE LOST PRINCE • EDITHA’S BURGLAR • EMILY FOX-SETON • THE SHUTTLE • SARA CREWE, OR WHAT HAPPENED AT MISS MINCHIN'S • A LADY OF QUALITY • THE LAND OF THE BLUE FLOWER • A FAIR BARBARIAN • THE HEAD OF THE HOUSE OF COOMBE • THAT LASS O' LOWRIE'S • THE RACKETTY-PACKETTY HOUSE • IN THE CLOSED ROOM • THE MAKING OF A MARCHIONESS • THE DAWN OF A TO-MORROW • T. TEMBAROM

The Complete Novels of Frances Hodgson Burnett (Illustrated Edition)

By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8026899016
  • Total of Pages : 5159
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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Novels of Frances Hodgson Burnett (Illustrated Edition)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Introduction: Frances Hodgson Burnett from Children's Stories in American Literature by H. C. Wright Children's Novels: The Secret Garden A Little Princess Little Lord Fauntleroy The Lost Prince Two Little Pilgrims' Progress Barty Crusoe and His Man Saturday Other Novels: That Lass o' Lowrie's Theo: A Sprightly Love Story Haworth's Miss Crespigny Louisiana A Fair Barbarian Through One Administration Vagabondia The Pretty Sister of José A Lady of Quality His Grace of Osmonde In Connection with the De Willoughby Claim Emily Fox-Seton The Shuttle T. Tembarom The White People The Head of the House of Coombe Robin

Vagabondia

By frances hodgson burnett
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  • Publisher : BEYOND BOOKS HUB
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 259
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 938
  • Pdf File: vagabondia.pdf

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Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924) was an English- American playwright and author. She was best known for her children's stories, in particular The Secret Garden (1911) and Little Lord Fauntleroy (1886). Her first story was published in Godey's Lady's Book in 1868. Her main writing talent was combining realistic detail of workingclass life with a romantic plot. Her first novel was published in 1877; That Lass o' Lowrie's was a story of Lancashire life. After moving to Washington, D.C., Burnett wrote the novels Haworth's (1879), Louisiana (1880), A Fair Barbarian (1881), and Through One Administration (1883), as well as a play, Esmeralda (1881), written with William Gillette. Her later works include Sara Crewe, or, What Happened at Miss Minchin's (1888) - later rewritten as A Little Princess (1905); and A Lady of Quality (1896) - considered one of the best of her plays. The Lost Prince was published in 1915, and The Head of the House of Coombe was published in Canada in 1922. During World War I, Burnett put her beliefs about what happens after death into writing with her novella The White People (1917). (less)

The Complete Novels

By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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  • Book Code : EAN:4057664162465
  • Total of Pages : 5159
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Musaicum Books presents to you a meticulously edited Frances Hodgson Burnett collection. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: Introduction: Frances Hodgson Burnett from Children's Stories in American Literature by H. C. Wright Children's Novels: The Secret Garden A Little Princess Little Lord Fauntleroy The Lost Prince Two Little Pilgrims' Progress Barty Crusoe and His Man Saturday Other Novels: That Lass o' Lowrie's Theo: A Sprightly Love Story Haworth's Miss Crespigny Louisiana A Fair Barbarian Through One Administration Vagabondia The Pretty Sister of José A Lady of Quality His Grace of Osmonde In Connection with the De Willoughby Claim Emily Fox-Seton The Shuttle T. Tembarom The White People The Head of the House of Coombe Robin

Delphi Complete Novels of Frances Hodgson Burnett (Illustrated)

By Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett
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  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 4338
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: delphi-complete-novels-of-frances-hodgson-burnett.pdf

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

The Complete Works

By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : EAN:4057664091581
  • Total of Pages : 5720
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 223
  • Pdf File: the-complete-works.pdf

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

The Making of a Marchioness

By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Book Code : PKEY:SMP2300000061475
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"The Making of a Marchioness" is a novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It was followed by a sequel, The Methods of Lady Walderhurst, but both have been subsequently published together, either under the original name "The Making of a Marchioness" or as "Emily Fox-Seton". Emily Fox-Seton is a young woman of good birth but no money who works as a companion and assistant for various members of the upper class. Her chief employer is Lady Maria Bayne, who is both very selfish and very funny, although she does come to care for Emily. In a "Cinderella-like" ending, Emily eventually marries a much older man, James, the Marquess of Walderhurst, thus herself becoming a marchioness. In the sequel, originally "The Methods of Lady Walderhurst", Emily has Walderhurst's child, and his former heir, Alec Osborn, attempts to regain what he sees as his birthright.

Barbarians at the Gate

By Bryan Burrough,John Helyar
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0061804037
  • Total of Pages : 624
  • Category : Business & Economics
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“One of the finest, most compelling accounts of what happened to corporate America and Wall Street in the 1980’s.” —New York Times Book Review A #1 New York Times bestseller and arguably the best business narrative ever written, Barbarians at the Gate is the classic account of the fall of RJR Nabisco. An enduring masterpiece of investigative journalism by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar, it includes a new afterword by the authors that brings this remarkable story of greed and double-dealings up to date twenty years after the famed deal. The Los Angeles Times calls Barbarians at the Gate, “Superlative.” The Chicago Tribune raves, “It’s hard to imagine a better story...and it’s hard to imagine a better account.” And in an era of spectacular business crashes and federal bailouts, it still stands as a valuable cautionary tale that must be heeded.

American Claimants

By Sarah Meer
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0192540610
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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  • Pdf File: american-claimants.pdf

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

My Robin

By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Book Code : EAN:8596547046165
  • Total of Pages : 12
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: my-robin.pdf

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This work presents a captivating short memoir about the author's friendship and experiences with an English robin she met in the Rose Garden of the English country house. Many days went by, and the curiosity between the two turned into a memorable friendship. Gradually, the robin took courage and began to claim Burnett's attention through sweet songs and dances. A special bond was created that lasted a long time until Frances had to move to America the next spring. She wrote about the moment of farewell with such deep emotions that they leave a long-lasting impact on the reader. She was deeply affected when she couldn't see the robin again. Burnett wrote the book while recovering from her disastrous second marriage and her son's death. This delightful work allowed her to circulate her personal beliefs about nature, animals, and interspecies interactions. She writes about how fascinated she was with the beautiful bird and starts by saying that she did not own the robin, but the robin owned her. Burnett personified the bird throughout the work by writing about her interactions with him and giving him human-like attributes.

Beyond the Secret Garden

By Ann Thwaite
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  • Publisher : Prelude Books
  • Book Code : 0715654195
  • Total of Pages : 386
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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  • Pdf File: beyond-the-secret-garden.pdf

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

Elizabeth Gaskell's Cranford

By Thomas Recchio
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317145089
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Tracing the publishing history of Elizabeth Gaskell's Cranford from its initial 1851-53 serialization in Dickens's Household Words through its numerous editions and adaptations, Thomas Recchio focuses especially on how the text has been deployed to support ideas related to nation and national identity. Recchio maps Cranford's nineteenth-century reception in Britain and the United States through illustrated editions in England dating from 1864 and their subsequent re-publication in the United States, US school editions in the first two decades of the twentieth century, dramatic adaptations from 1899 to 2007, and Anglo-American literary criticism in the latter half of the twentieth century. Making extensive use of primary materials, Recchio considers Cranford within the context of the Victorian periodical press, contemporary reviews, theories of text and word relationships in illustrated books, community theater, and digital media. In addition to being a detailed publishing history that emphasizes the material forms of the book and its adaptations, Recchio's book is a narrative of Cranford's evolution from an auto-ethnography of a receding mid-Victorian English way of life to a novel that was deployed as a maternal model to define an American sensibility for early twentieth-century Mediterranean and Eastern European immigrants. While focusing on one novel, Recchio offers a convincing micro-history of the way English literature was positioned in England and the United States to support an Anglo-centric cultural project, to resist the emergence of multicultural societies, and to ensure an unchanging notion of a stable English culture on both sides of the Atlantic.

O jardim secreto

By Frances Hodgson Burnett,Luis Reyes Gil
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  • Publisher : Autêntica Editora
  • Book Code : 6586040396
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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  • Pdf File: o-jardim-secreto.pdf

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

O jardim secreto

By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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  • Publisher : Editora Novo Século
  • Book Code : 8542817273
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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  • Pdf File: o-jardim-secreto.pdf

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

Waiting for the Barbarians

By J. M. Coetzee
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1524705470
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 330
  • Pdf File: waiting-for-the-barbarians.pdf

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A modern classic by Nobel Laureate J.M. Coetzee. His latest novel, The Schooldays of Jesus, is now available from Viking. Late Essays: 2006-2016 will be available January 2018. For decades the Magistrate has been a loyal servant of the Empire, running the affairs of a tiny frontier settlement and ignoring the impending war with the barbarians. When interrogation experts arrive, however, he witnesses the Empire's cruel and unjust treatment of prisoners of war. Jolted into sympathy for their victims, he commits a quixotic act of rebellion that brands him an enemy of the state. J. M. Coetzee's prize-winning novel is a startling allegory of the war between opressor and opressed. The Magistrate is not simply a man living through a crisis of conscience in an obscure place in remote times; his situation is that of all men living in unbearable complicity with regimes that ignore justice and decency. Mark Rylance (Wolf Hall, Bridge of Spies), Ciro Guerra and producer Michael Fitzgerald are teaming up to to bring J.M. Coetzee's Waiting for the Barbarians to the big screen.

Children's Literature and the Rise of ‘Mind Cure'

By Anne Stiles
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  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Book Code : 1108906834
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 785
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Positive thinking is good for you. You can become healthy, wealthy, and influential by using the power of your mind to attract what you desire. These kooky but commonplace ideas stem from a nineteenth-century new religious movement known as 'mind cure' or New Thought. Related to Mary Baker Eddy's Christian Science, New Thought was once a popular religious movement with hundreds of thousands of followers, and has since migrated into secular contexts such as contemporary psychotherapy, corporate culture, and entertainment. New Thought also pervades nineteenth- and early twentieth-century children's literature, including classics such as The Secret Garden, Anne of Green Gables, and A Little Princess. In this first book-length treatment of New Thought in Anglophone fiction, Anne Stiles explains how children's literature encouraged readers to accept New Thought ideas - especially psychological concepts such as the inner child - thereby ensuring the movement's survival into the present day.

The Women Who Make Our Novels

By Grant M. Overton
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  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Book Code : EAN:8596547059875
  • Total of Pages : 253
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 106
  • Pdf File: the-women-who-make-our-novels.pdf

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This book contains many accounts of the lives and works of many famous female authors. It examines their early life, family, and inspirations. The book includes Edith Wharton, Gertrude Atherton, Mary Austin, Sophie Kerr, Clara Louise Burnham, Dorothy Canfield Fisher, Honore Willsie, France Hodgson Burnett, and more female authors.

The Complete Works of Frances Burnett

By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Book Code : PKEY:SMP2200000199515
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 250
  • Pdf File: the-complete-works-of-frances-burnett.pdf

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

Erich Mühsam: Verse eines Kämpfers (151 Gedichte in einem Band)

By Erich Mühsam
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8027205034
  • Total of Pages : 264
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 686
  • Pdf File: erich-mühsam.pdf

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

Highland Barbarian

By Hannah Howell
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  • Publisher : Zebra Books
  • Book Code : 1420129120
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 831
  • Pdf File: highland-barbarian.pdf

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

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

By Wendy Martin Ph.D.
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1440803323
  • Total of Pages : 1016
  • Category : History
  • Members : 619
  • Pdf File: all-things-dickinson.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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

The Secret Garden

By Hodgson B.F.
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Book Code : 5521055061
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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 345
  • Pdf File: the-secret-garden.pdf

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«Таинственный сад» – любимая классика для читателей всех возрастов, жемчужина творчества Фрэнсис Ходжсон Бернетт, роман о заново открытой радости жизни и магии силы. Мэри Леннокс, жестокое и испорченное дитя высшего света, потеряв родителей в Индии, возвращается в Англию, на воспитание к дяде-затворнику в его поместье. Однако дядя находится в постоянных отъездах, и Мэри начинает исследовать округу, в ходе чего делает много открытий, в том числе находит удивительный маленький сад, огороженный стеной, вход в который почему-то запрещен. Отыскав ключ и потайную дверцу, девочка попадает внутрь. Но чьи тайны хранит этот загадочный садик? И нужно ли знать то, что находится под запретом?.. Впрочем, это не единственный секрет в поместье...

Warfare and Society in the Barbarian West 450-900

By Guy Halsall
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134553870
  • Total of Pages : 350
  • Category : History
  • Members : 546
  • Pdf File: warfare-and-society-in-the-barbarian-west-450-900.pdf

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Guy Halsall relates warfare to many aspects of medieval life, economy, society and politics.This book recovers its distinctiveness, looking at warfare in a rounded context in the British Isles and Western Europe between the end of the Roman Empire and the break-up of the Carolingian Empire. Examining the raising and organization of early medieval armies and looks at the conduct of campaigns, the survey also includes a study of the equipment of warriors and the horrific experience of battle as well as an analysis of medieval fortifications and siege warfare. Warfare and Society in the Barbarian West uses historical and archaeological evidence in a rigorous and sophisticated fashion. It stresses regional variations but also places Anglo-Saxon England in the mainstream of the military developments in this era, and in the process, provides an outstanding resource for students of all levels.

The Complete Works of Frances Hodgson Burnett

By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Book Code : EAN:8596547393238
  • Total of Pages : 5297
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 129
  • Pdf File: the-complete-works-of-frances-hodgson-burnett.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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

The Barbarian Plain

By Elizabeth Key Fowden
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  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Book Code : 9780520922204
  • Total of Pages : 258
  • Category : History
  • Members : 458
  • Pdf File: the-barbarian-plain.pdf

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During the fifth and sixth centuries A.D. there arose on the Euphrates frontier, between the empires of Rome and Iran, a city girded with glittering gypsum walls. Within these walls stood a great church, a shrine for the relics of Saint Sergius, who was martyred there, at Rusafa, in the early fourth century. Around Rusafa stretched the "Barbarian Plain," inhabited by Rome's Arab allies, many of whom revered the saint. Elizabeth Key Fowden examines the rise of the cult of Sergius in late antiquity, drawing on literary accounts, inscriptions, archaeology, images, and the landscape itself to construct a many-faceted picture of the role of religion in this frontier society. Focusing on the socio-cultural as well as the political dimensions of the Sergius cult, her study sheds light on the lives of the ordinary faithful, as well as on religion's place in the strategic calculations of hostile empires. Beginning with a detailed analysis of the surviving accounts of the martyrdom of Sergius, Fowden provides a discussion of Syrian Rusafa-Sergiopolis, traces the spread of the Sergius cult in Syria and Mesopotamia, and provides a provocative interpretation of the relation between the saint's presence at Rusafa and his role in frontier defense. She also discusses Arab Christianity in the context of late Roman culture in the East, as well as the continuation of the Sergius tradition after the Muslim conquest, emphasizing the changes and continuities brought by the rise of Islam.

Barbarian Days

By William Finnegan
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0698163745
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 782
  • Pdf File: barbarian-days.pdf

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**Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography** Included in President Obama’s 2016 Summer Reading List “Without a doubt, the finest surf book I’ve ever read . . . ” —The New York Times Magazine Barbarian Days is William Finnegan’s memoir of an obsession, a complex enchantment. Surfing only looks like a sport. To initiates, it is something else: a beautiful addiction, a demanding course of study, a morally dangerous pastime, a way of life. Raised in California and Hawaii, Finnegan started surfing as a child. He has chased waves all over the world, wandering for years through the South Pacific, Australia, Asia, Africa. A bookish boy, and then an excessively adventurous young man, he went on to become a distinguished writer and war reporter. Barbarian Days takes us deep into unfamiliar worlds, some of them right under our noses—off the coasts of New York and San Francisco. It immerses the reader in the edgy camaraderie of close male friendships forged in challenging waves. Finnegan shares stories of life in a whites-only gang in a tough school in Honolulu. He shows us a world turned upside down for kids and adults alike by the social upheavals of the 1960s. He details the intricacies of famous waves and his own apprenticeships to them. Youthful folly—he drops LSD while riding huge Honolua Bay, on Maui—is served up with rueful humor. As Finnegan’s travels take him ever farther afield, he discovers the picturesque simplicity of a Samoan fishing village, dissects the sexual politics of Tongan interactions with Americans and Japanese, and navigates the Indonesian black market while nearly succumbing to malaria. Throughout, he surfs, carrying readers with him on rides of harrowing, unprecedented lucidity. Barbarian Days is an old-school adventure story, an intellectual autobiography, a social history, a literary road movie, and an extraordinary exploration of the gradual mastering of an exacting, little-understood art.