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Gamiani, or Two Passionate Nights

By Alfred Louis Charles de Musset-Pathay
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"Gamiani, or Two Passionate Nights" by Alfred Louis Charles de Musset-Pathay (translated by Anonymous). 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.

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"Among the thousands of books for prospective and new parents, I doubt any will make you feel more understood and less alone than this one."—ANTHONY DOERR, author of ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE “Armed with wit, tenderness and candor, [Look How Happy I'm Making You] helps obliterate any taboos that may still exist surrounding the tribulations of women’s reproductive lives.”—PEOPLE MAGAZINE A candid, ultimately buoyant debut story collection about the realities of the "baby years," whether you're having one or not The women in Polly Rosenwaike's Look How Happy I'm Making You want to be mothers, or aren't sure they want to be mothers, or--having recently given birth--are overwhelmed by what they've wrought. Sharp and unsettling, wry and moving in its depiction of love, friendship, and family, this collection expands the conversation about what having a baby looks like. One woman struggling with infertility deals with the news that her sister is pregnant. Another woman nervous about her biological clock "forgets" to take her birth control while dating a younger man and must confront the possibility of becoming a single parent. Four motherless women who meet in a bar every Mother's Day contend with their losses and what it would mean to have a child. Witty, empathetic, and precisely observed, Look How Happy I'm Making You offers the rare, honest portrayal of pregnancy and new motherhood in a culture obsessed with women's most intimate choices.

Memories of Chekhov

By
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 0786486449
  • Total of Pages : 223
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 180
  • Pdf File: memories-of-chekhov.pdf

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This revelatory documentary biography of Anton Chekhov (1860–1904), one of the world’s best playwrights, collects more than 100 written recollections of Chekhov’s close friends, family and colleague writers and artists, such as Ivan Bunin, Konstantin Stanislavsky and Maxim Gorky. Drawn from rare periodicals and obscure archival sources from the 1880s to the 1930s, these accounts, few of which have ever before been translated to English, address his affairs with female admirers, his passions and hobbies, his visits to shelters for the homeless, his support of aspiring writers, as well as his advice to theater directors, actors and writers. A complement to the wealth of scholarly material on Chekhov, this work offers new discoveries for both specialists and general enthusiasts.

Shadow Lovers UK Edition

By Andrea Lynn
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000311341
  • Total of Pages : 576
  • Category : History
  • Members : 696
  • Pdf File: shadow-lovers-uk-edition.pdf

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Nearing 70, and in what would be the last decade of his life, H.G. Wells fell in love at least three times - once with the much younger Baroness Budberg, and soon thereafter with two well-born Americans, Constance Coolidge and Martha Gelhorn, 25 and 40 years his junior respectively. These would constitute what Wells himself described as his "last flounderings towards the wife idea", and demonstrate in many ways that Wells was driven less by his considerable intelligence than by his obsession to find his ideal lover - what he called his "lover-shadow". This study looks at this very personal side of H.G. Wells. The self-proclaimed Don Juan was said to have "radiated" energy: intellectual, emotional, physical and sexual. Drawing on papers made public by the Wells estate, the author documents Wells' relationship with each of these femme fatales and paints a vivid portrait of the early part of the 20th century in London, Paris and the US.

Journey of Hope

By Carolyn Mazloomi
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  • Publisher : Voyageur Press
  • Book Code : 1616738960
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Crafts & Hobbies
  • Members : 476
  • Pdf File: journey-of-hope.pdf

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Journey of Hope is a gallery of more than 100 stunning quilts inspired by President Obama’s path to the White House. The works range from the poignantly abstract to the grippingly realistic and feature techniques including piecing, painting, appliqué, embroidery, dyeing, beading, and more. Filled with the spirit of renewal and change that fueled the Obama campaign, Journey of Hope is a celebration of our patchwork heritage and the quilter’s art.

Politics, Law, and Morality

By Vladimir Soloviev
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  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Book Code : 0300128371
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 292
  • Pdf File: politics-law-and-morality.pdf

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Considered one of Russia’s greatest philosophers, Vladimir Soloviev (1853–1900) was also a theologian, historian, poet, and social and political critic. His works have emerged to enjoy renewed attention in post–Soviet Russia, and his concerns echo in contemporary discussions of politics, law, and morality. In this collection of Soloviev’s essays—many translated into English for the first time—the philosopher explores an array of social issues, from the death penalty to nationalism to women’s rights. Soloviev reacts against the tradition of European rationalist thought and seeks to synthesize religious philosophy, science, and ethics in the context of a universal Christianity. In these writings he reveals the centrality of human rights in his Christian worldview, not only as an abstract theory but also as an inspiration in everyday life. In a substantive introduction and copious annotations to the essays, Vladimir Wozniuk points out distinctive and often overlooked features of Soloviev’s works while illuminating his place within both the Russian and Western intellectual traditions.

Flora Tristan

By Susan Grogan
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134944136
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : History
  • Members : 311
  • Pdf File: flora-tristan.pdf

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Flora Tristan is best known as a nineteenth century French social critic and reformer. Her writings can be seen as a precursor to Marxism and Feminism. Flora Tristan: Life Sories by Susan Grogan, investigates the life of Flora Tristan through an exploration of the way she represented herself in her own writings. The author also examines the portrayal of Flora Tristan in paintings and literature. Rather than adopting a chronological approach, the author surveys the personae of Flora Tristan through thematic chapters on her roles as author, socialist, traveller and "Mother of the Workers". She places Flora Tristan in the context of contemporary debates and ideas, adding to our understanding of the times in which Flora Tristan lived. Flora Tristan: Life Stories argues that Flora Tristan's self-representations were attempts to claim a role of authority and significance not open to women in the nineteenth century. This authoritative study also engages with attempts to re-evaluate the writing of biography and to explore the meaning of an individual life in historical context.

Jane Eyre (MAXNotes Literature Guides)

By Barbara Quintero
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  • Publisher : Research & Education Assoc.
  • Book Code : 0738673439
  • Total of Pages : 104
  • Category : Study Aids
  • Members : 339
  • Pdf File: jane-eyre.pdf

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REA's MAXnotes for Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.

Habitual Offenders

By Craig A. Monson
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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Book Code : 022633547X
  • Total of Pages : 344
  • Category : True Crime
  • Members : 967
  • Pdf File: habitual-offenders.pdf

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“An enthralling amalgam of sex, violence, and scholarship. At the center of the story are the abduction and murder of two reformed prostitute nuns” (Frederick Hammond, Music and Spectacle in Baroque Rome). In April 1644, two nuns fled Bologna’s convent for reformed prostitutes. A perfunctory archiepiscopal investigation went nowhere, and the nuns were quickly forgotten. By June of the next year, however, an overwhelming stench drew a woman to the wine cellar of her Bolognese townhouse, reopened after a two-year absence—where to her horror she discovered the eerily intact, garroted corpses of the two missing women. Drawing on over four thousand pages of primary sources, the intrepid Craig A. Monson reconstructs this fascinating history of crime and punishment in seventeenth-century Italy. Along the way, he explores Italy’s back streets and back stairs, giving us access to voices we rarely encounter in conventional histories: prostitutes and maidservants, mercenaries and bandits, along with other “dubious” figures negotiating the boundaries of polite society. Painstakingly researched and breathlessly told, Habitual Offenders will delight historians and true-crime fans alike. “Monson’s combination of style and substance makes this a thoroughly engaging work to read. His ability to move from the smallest of significant objects, silver-handled forks and scarlet jackets, to examine the struggles for power between the Pope and Europe’s most powerful families is notable, resulting in a work highly enjoyable for academic and lay readers alike.” —Women’s History “Monson delivers cut-to-the-quick truths about survival strategies for individuals and families, both great and small, caught in networks from Bologna, through Venice and papal Rome, reaching as far as Mazarin and the king of France.” —Alison K. Frazier, author of Possible Lives: Authors and Saints in Renaissance Italy

Bonaparte

By Patrice Gueniffey
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  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Book Code : 0674426010
  • Total of Pages : 1081
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 635
  • Pdf File: bonaparte.pdf

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Patrice Gueniffey, the leading French historian of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic age, takes up the epic narrative at the heart of this turbulent period: the life of Napoleon himself, from his boyhood in Corsica, to his meteoric rise during the Italian and Egyptian campaigns, to his proclamation as Consul for Life in 1802.

The Bible, Gender, and Sexuality: Critical Readings

By Lynn R. Huber,Rhiannon Graybill
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 0567677540
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 417
  • Pdf File: the-bible-gender-and-sexuality.pdf

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This volume collects both classic and cutting-edge readings related to gender, sex, sexuality, and the Bible. Engaging the Hebrew Bible, New Testament, and surrounding texts and worlds, Rhiannon Graybill and Lynn R. Huber have amassed a selection of essays that reflects a wide range of perspectives and approaches towards gender and sexuality. Presented in three distinct parts, the collection begins with an examination of gender in and around biblical contexts, before moving to discussing sex and sexualities, and finally critiques of gender and sexuality. Each reading is introduced by the editors in order to situate it in its broader scholarly context, and each section culminates in an annotated list of further readings to point researchers towards other engagements with these key themes.

Unashamed Study Guide

By Christine Caine
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  • Publisher : HarperChristian Resources
  • Book Code : 0310698499
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 931
  • Pdf File: unashamed-study-guide.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Shame lies to us, robs us of the freedom we long for, and shackles us in the prison of our past. To the feelings of shame in our lives, author and teacher Christine Caine has something urgent to say: shame has no place in the purpose, plan, and destiny God has for you. Do you ever struggle with the fear that you are not enough? Are you ever afraid to let your true self be seen and known? Are you often trying to gain approval? Do you want to break the power of shame in your life? In this five-session video Bible study (DVD/digital video sold separately), Caine shows how God heals us and redeems us by weaving examples from her life with those of women and men from the Bible who failed but ultimately overcame their shame. In her passionate style, Christine Caine wants to show you a way out of shame by helping you rediscover the power of God to overcome our mistakes, our inadequacies, our pasts, our limitations...to make way for us to discover our unique purpose and powerful destiny. Sessions include: Run, Don't Hide – Identifying the types of shame and laying open the effects and sources of shame. Today Is the Day – How do we actually begin the process of recovering from shame? Posses Your Inheritance – Opening our eyes to the very real and present power Jesus Christ has over shame. What God wants us to experience instead and how. God Never Wastes a Hurt – How God uses our wounds for our good and how we can learn to see it his way. Highly Unlikely – The enemy's tactics vs. God's methods. How looking at the stories of those in the Bible provide a way forward for us today. God has already won the victory over sin and shame, and we do not need to spend our lives believing lies. Instead, we can be defined by God's truth and choose to see ourselves the way God does--through the lens of his eternal perspective. So join the journey. You can live unashamed! Designed for use with the Unashamed Video Study 9780310698735 (sold separately).

The Romance of Real Life

By Steven Watts
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  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Book Code : 1421436035
  • Total of Pages : 274
  • Category : History
  • Members : 167
  • Pdf File: the-romance-of-real-life.pdf

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The Romance of Real Life incorporates sensitivity to the "social history of ideas,in which both the form and content of language remain rooted in the material experience of real life.