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A Clergyman's Daughter

By George Orwell
  • ISBN Code: : 0192587803
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
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'The face was quite unfamiliar to her, and yet not strange. She had not known till this moment what face to expect'. A Clergyman's Daughter is George Orwell's least well-known, most unappreciated novel. Drawing on his experiences as a hop-picker, teacher, and urban vagrant, it tells the peculiar story of Dorothy Hare, the daughter of the Rector of St Athelstan's in the fictional town of Knype Hill. Unacknowledged by her absent-minded father and gossiped about by his rheumatic parishioners, Dorothy is suddenly and traumatically catapulted into the unknown. She wakes up in London, her memory temporarily gone; travels to the Kentish countryside; spends a night in Trafalgar Square; works for the authoritarian schoolteacher Mrs Creevy; and then journeys back to her old, limited life. A novel about loss and return, A Clergyman's Daughter charts the course of a young woman's voyage out and circular homecoming. In his introduction to the novel, Nathan Waddell lays out the fantastical elements and socio-political dimensions of A Clergyman's Daughter and examines how it drew inspiration from James Joyce's epic modernist novel Ulysses, a book Orwell deeply admired. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Book Code : 1483139360
  • Total of Pages : 408
  • Category : Social Science
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Reading in Kinship in Urban Society is a collection of articles that deal with family and kinship in urban settlements. It provides comparative ethnographic data and introduces studies and approaches found outside British social inquiry. Organized into four parts, this book first introduces kinship systems and the recognition of relationships in various communities. It then identifies the functions of kinship systems and pays particular attention to inheritance of property. After discussing patterns of mate selection and marital relationships, it turns to the effects of urbanization on family life. This book ends with a discussion about the family life of elderly people. Anthropologists and sociologists studying the relation of kinship to societies will find this book invaluable.

Readings in Kinship in Urban Society

By C. C. Harris
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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Book Code : 1483186652
  • Total of Pages : 408
  • Category : Social Science
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Readings in Kinship in Urban Society is a collection of articles on a specialized aspect of Sociology and Social Psychology, mainly focusing on the web of social relationships in urban setting. This book is divided into five major parts, discussing different areas of kinship in urban society. The first part examines kinship systems and the recognition of relationships, wherein certain formal characteristics of the cognatic kinship system of a rural community in Greece are featured. This book then explains the functions of kinship. Mate selection, as well as urbanization and the family, is also tackled. This text concludes by explaining a study of the family life of old people. This publication will be invaluable to anthropologists, sociologists, human ecologists, and other experts interested in studying kinship systems. Anthropology, sociology, and human ecology students will also find this book interesting and helpful.

Jane Austen

By Mr B C Southam,B.C. Southam
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134781652
  • Total of Pages : 286
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 616
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The Critical Heritage gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in literature. Each volume presents contemporary responses to a writer's work, enabling student and researcher to read the material themselves.

File On Churchill

By Linda Fitzsimmons
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 140814915X
  • Total of Pages : 96
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 693
  • Pdf File: file-on-churchill.pdf

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Linda Fitzsimmons examines the development of Churchill's powerful style from her earliest work to the major plays.

The Bronte Myth

By Lucasta Miller
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1446426211
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 787
  • Pdf File: the-bronte-myth.pdf

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A fascinating and wonderfully readable deconstruction of the countless myths that have grown up around the Brontës. Since 1857, hardly a year has gone by without some sort of Bronte 'biography' appearing. These range from pious accounts in Victorian conduct books to Freudian pyschobiographies, from plays, films and ballets to tourist brochures and images on tea-towels, from sensation-seeking penny-a-liners to meticulous works of sober scholarship. Each generation has rewritten the Brontes to reflect changing attitudes - towards the role of the woman writer, towards sexuality, towards the very concept of personality. The Bronte Myth gives vigorous new life to our understanding of the novelists and their culture and Lucasta Miller reveals as much about the impossible art of biography as she does about the Brontes themselves. WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION FROM THE AUTHOR

The Jeeves Omnibus - Vol 5

By P.G. Wodehouse
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1407073648
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 648
  • Pdf File: the-jeeves-omnibus-vol-5.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Poor Bertie is in the soup again, and throughout this latest omnibus it is only Jeeves who keeps him from being the fish and the main course as well. In these delightful pages you will encounter all the stalwarts who have made the Jeeves novels and short stories the pinnacle of English humour, from Aunts Agatha and Dahlia to Roderick Spode, Tuppy Glossop, Madeline Bassett, Oofy Prosser and Anatole the Chef. At the end even Augustus the cat has come to be much obliged to Jeeves. This volume contains Much Obliged, Jeeves, Aunts Aren't Gentlemen and the short stories 'Extricating Young Gussie', 'Jeeves Makes An Omelette' and 'Jeeves and the Greasy Bird'.

Northanger Abbey

By Jane Austen
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  • Publisher : Bantam Classics
  • Book Code : 0553903969
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 343
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Book Short Summary:

Jane Austen’s first novel, Northanger Abbey—published posthumously in 1818—tells the story of Catherine Morland and her dangerously sweet nature, innocence, and sometime self-delusion. Though Austen’s fallible heroine is repeatedly drawn into scrapes while vacationing at Bath and during her subsequent visit to Northanger Abbey, Catherine eventually triumphs, blossoming into a discerning woman who learns truths about love, life, and the heady power of literature. The satirical Northanger Abbey pokes fun at the gothic novel while earnestly emphasizing caution to the female sex. This Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the first edition of 1818.

George Orwell

By Gordon Bowker
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  • Publisher : Abacus
  • Book Code : 1405528052
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 860
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George Orwell was one of the greatest writers England produced in the last century. He left an enduring mark on our language and culture, with concepts such as 'Big Brother' and 'Room 101.' His reputation rests not only on his political shrewdness and his sharp satires (Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four) but also on his marvellously clear style and superb essays, which rank with the best ever written. Gordon Bowker's new biography, written to coincide with Orwell's centenary, includes fascinating new material which brings his life into unfamiliar focus. He writes revealingly about Orwell's family background; the lasting influence of Eton on his work and character; his superstitious streak and youthful flirtation with black magic; and his chaotic and reckless sex life, which included at least one homoerotic relationship. It highlights the strange circumstances of his first marriage and provides remarkable new evidence of his experiences in Spain and their nightmarish consequences. It also offers a fresh look at his peculiar deathbed marriage to a woman fifteen years his junior. All this has enabled Bowker to give Orwell's life a brilliantly fresh and distinctive interpretation.

Life After Death

By Karen Bloom Gevirtz
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  • Publisher : University of Delaware Press
  • Book Code : 9780874139235
  • Total of Pages : 218
  • Category : History
  • Members : 264
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Life After Death shows how representations of the widow in theeighteenth-century novel express attitudes toward emerging capitalismand women's participation in it. Authors responded to the century'sinstability by using widows, who had the right to act economically andself-interestedly, to teach women that virtue meant foregoing theopportunities that the changing economy offered. Novelists thus helpedto create expectations for women that linger today, and established thenovel as a cultural arbiter. The first study of widows in the developingnovel, Life After Death also takes the next step in merging genre, gender, and economic criticism

Morality and the Literary Imagination

By Gabriel R. Ricci
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  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Book Code : 1412829089
  • Total of Pages : 187
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 586
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In a letter to Boccaccio, Petrarch extolled the virtue of poetry and letters for promoting an understanding of both human nature and morals. The letter was designed to console him after hearing a prediction that he was soon to die and that he ought to renounce poetry. The prophecy came from an elder renowned for his piety, but Petrarch admonished that too often dishonesty and fraud are couched in religious sentiments. Nothing, not even death, according to Petrarch, ought to divert us from literature. For Petrarch, Virgil was the source for understanding how literary studies not only promote eloquence, but enhance morals. If anything, literature dispels the fear of death. The claims of this volume is that it may be the case that the virtuous life can be achieved by those ignorant of letters but a more direct and certain route is guaranteed by a devotion to literature. The collected works in this new volume of the Transaction series Religion and Public Life heeds Petrarch's advice that literature not only orients us to life's developmental stages, it can provide us with a more complete understanding of the human character while artfully advancing morals. To this end, Michelle Darnell's opening chapter entitled "A New Age of Reason" explains how existentialism is an argument for how literature can take on philosophical form, not as formal argument, but as persuasive narrative. Over the objections of even those who study Sartre, Darnell uses Sartre's The Age of Reason as a model and shows how his literary output was a legitimate philosophical inquiry. In addition to the Darnell piece, the volume boasts a series of outstanding and innovative works by scholars in the field. Taken together as a whole, these authors not only illustrate the moral consequences of an original choice, but oblige the reader to explore the ramifications of such a choice in one's own life. Gabriel R. Ricci is professor of humanities and the chair of the Department of History at Elizabethtown College. He is the author of Time Consciousness: The Philosophical Uses of History and the editor of Transaction's much-admired Religion and Public Life series.

George Orwell's Guide Through Hell

By Robert Plank
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  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Book Code : 089370413X
  • Total of Pages : 136
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 492
  • Pdf File: george-orwell-s-guide-through-hell.pdf

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It is difficult now to recall the enormous impact that George Orwell's classic dystopia, Nineteen Eighty-Four, had on the psyche of the western world. Written by a dying man in the grimmest of circumstances, the novel was intended as both a warning against totalitarianism and the debasement of language, and as a reaction to Orwell's personal experiences with English socialism and World War II. Clearly, "1984" has turned out differently than Orwell depicted. Yet the power of the novel remains undiminished: it continues to scare and enlighten future generations of readers nearly a half century after its original publication. Well-known scholar Robert Plank provides a psychological examination of the roots of Nineteen Eighty-Four, and the curious parallels between the book and its antecedents, including the film Citizen Kane, the novels of Dostoevsky and Kafka, the philosophy of Whorf, Orwell's own life and works, and many other obvious and hidden influences. Complete with chronology, notes, bibliographies, and index.

50 Classic Detective Stories

By Golgotha Press
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  • Publisher : BookCaps Study Guides
  • Book Code : 1621071324
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  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Book Short Summary:

Some of the greatest detective stories every wrote are collected in this massive anthology. Works include: Zadig The Rector of Veilbye Mlle de ScudÈri The Murders In The Rue Morgue The Mystery of Marie Roget The Purloined Letter The Woman in White Bleak House A Study In Scarlet The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes? Initials Only The Moonstone Whose Body? Clouds of Witness Trentís Last Case The Woman in Black The Red House Mystery The Mysterious Affair at Styles The Secret Adversary Room Number 3 Against Odds The Black Star The Blue Lights The Brand of Silence The Diamond Cross Mystery The Experiences of Loveday Brooke, Lady Detective The Gloved Hand The Gray Mask The Great Ruby Robbery: A Detective Story Guy Garrick Hagar of the Pawn-Shop The House of Strange Secrets The Last Stroke Malcolm Sage, Detective The Mansion of Mystery The Master Detective The Mystery of the Boule Cabinet The Riddle of the Spinning Wheel The Romance of Elaine A Successful Shadow Tangled Trails Tom Sawyer, Detective The Vanishing Man The Case of the White Footprints X Y Z Case of Jennie Brice Murder! The Attic Murder The Cinema Murder Murder in the Gunroom