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Regency Buck

Author : Georgette Heyer
ISBN : 9781446457498
Genre : Fiction
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Beautiful heiress Judith Taverner has her pick of London suitors. But her luck takes a turn for the worst when her hapless brother, Peregrine, becomes the target of a would-be-assassin. To Judith’s great annoyance, their mysterious guardian – the handsome Earl of Worth – seems far more intent on wooing her than saving her brother, but all is not as it seems... When the truth is revealed, Judith will finally discover if the Earl is after her money or her heart. __________________________ ‘Fabulously witty’ Stephen Fry ‘Once you step into her world, you won’t look back’ Katie Fforde
Category: Fiction

A Regency Buck

Author : Peter Darvall
ISBN : 1910807001
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Adam Buck was the quintessential Regency artist. His many portraits of sailors, clergymen, landowners and their families will strike a chord with readers of Jane Austen's novels. Collectors of ceramics and watercolors are familiar with his name and print collectors know the superbly executed color prints based on his compositions. But, surprisingly, this is the first book ever published on his life and work. To those who are familiar with his popular images of mothers and children, it will come as a surprise to know that he was an Irish radical with links to British political activists and that he became involved in one of the most sensational royal scandals of the period. He also passionately admired Greek art and the decorative elegance of Greek vase painting was always in his mind when he composed his prints and watercolors. It is this that makes his work so distinctive. This extensively illustrated book will appeal to many who already know his art but is also sure to delight the many more who don't. Contents: PART ONE: The Irish Years 1759-1795; 1. The Bucks of Dublin, Limerick and Cork; 2. Adam s Family and Training; 3. Adam and Frederick Buck Brothers Working in Ireland; PART TWO: The English Years 1795-1833; 4. Introduction to the English Years; 5. Royal Patronage; 6. Adam Buck and the Print Market; 7. Miniatures and other Portraits; 8. The Inspiration of the Antique; 9. Designs on the Applied Arts; 10. Conclusion Appendices: A. A Buck Family Tree; B. Two letters and an address by Professor Thomas Bodkin; C. List of prints by and after Buck; D. Selected ceramics with prints after Buck and others; E. Preliminary list of works; F. Bibliography

Regency Buck

Author : Maggi Andersen
ISBN : 1463537727
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How To Tame A Rake:It was plain to see from the moment Wilhelmina arrived at his country estate that the devastatingly handsome Blake, Viscount Dangerfield, disapproved of most everything about her.The codicil to his father's will came as an unpleasant shock to Blake, Viscount Dangerfield. He had no desire to tie himself down at all, let alone to Wilhelmina--a skinny urchin, barely out of the schoolroom, with mousy hair, no bosom, and a hoydenish disposition.Stirring Passions:Lord Laurence, Katherine Kilgarth's childhood companion, has certainly grown up into a stuffy young man! Time was when he would've been as intrigued by the strange going's on at Broughton Hall as she was, but she had no intention, whatever he said, of simply ignoring the intriguing mystery.Love And War:She couldn't accuse him of paying her Spanish coin! Gyles Devereux made it clear he had no wish to marry at all but was constrained by his circumstances. She could not be expected to keep refusing Lord Devereux, she thought crossly. She was only flesh and blood after all. What woman on earth could resist the pleas of a man such as Devereux?

Jane Austen And Masculinity

Author : Michael Kramp
ISBN : 9781611488678
Genre : Literary Collections
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Jane Austen and Masculinity provides a diverse selection of critical essays on representations of men and masculinity in Austen’s work. This anthology will attract interest from scholars of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British literature as well as gender studies scholars who are interested in the widening scope of masculinity studies.
Category: Literary Collections

Georgette Heyer S Regency World

Author : Jennifer Kloester
ISBN : 9781407011226
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A bestselling novelist since 1921, Georgette Heyer is known across the world for her historical romances set in Regency England. Millions of readers love the outrageous lifestyle, fashion and capricious escapades of the elegant bon ton, and no one has captured that world better than Georgette Heyer, with universally beloved novels such as Regency Buck, The Grand Sophy and Friday's Child. Georgette Heyer's Regency World is the ultimate, definitive guide to Georgette Heyer's wonderful and enchanting realm: her heroines, her villains and dashing heroes, the shops, clubs and towns they frequented, the parties and seasons they celebrated, how they ate, drank, dressed, socialized, shopped and drove. An utterly delightful and fun read, beautifully illustrated and compelling in its historical detail, this is a must-have for any Georgette Heyer fan.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Historical Romance

Author : Helen Hughes
ISBN : 9781134932016
Genre : Social Science
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The Historical Romance explores the ways in which romance authors seek to represent our fantasies of life in the past. Examining how the cut-and-thrust swashbucklers of the 1930s gave way to female-orientated romances, Helen Hughes takes a comprehensive look at how romance authors have dealt with the turbulent question of female independence, and how traditional attitudes towards love, marriage and women's sexuality have been approached in more recent texts. Hughes also charts the ways in which the marketing of romance has developed, with the eventual explosion of the mass market and the blockbusting family sagas of the eighties. The Historical Romance unravels the formulaic and mythical nature of historical romance to provide a fascinating study of this highly popular genre.
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Classic Voices Collection

Author : Georgette Heyer
ISBN : 9781473505056
Genre : Fiction
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Three Georgette Heyer short stories from Pistols for Two, published as part the Good Housekeeping Classic Voices series. Georgette Heyer is one of the best-known and best-loved of all historical novelists. The author of over fifty books, she is famous for making the Regency period her own. In addition to novels, Heyer wrote many short stories, mostly for women’s magazines. This collection of short stories comprises three stories that were first published in Good Housekeeping. ‘The Pursuit of Hetty’ was originally commissioned as the lead story for Good Housekeeping’s special Coronation issue in June 1953. It was later re-titled 'To Have the Honour'. All three appear in Georgette Heyer's short story collection, Pistols for Two.
Category: Fiction

Women S Writing Englishness And National And Cultural Identity

Author : M. Joannou
ISBN : 9781137265296
Genre : Literary Criticism
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An original mapping of women's writing in the 1940s and 1950s, this book looks at Englishness and national identity in women's writing and includes writing from Scotland, Wales, Ireland the Indian subcontinent and Africa. The authors discussed include Virginia Woolf, Daphne Du Maurier, Doris Lessing and Muriel Spark.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Bloomsbury Introduction To Popular Fiction

Author : Christine Berberich
ISBN : 9781474232586
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Guiding readers through key writers and genres, historical contexts and major theoretical approaches, this is a comprehensive introduction to the study of popular fiction. Charting the rise of commercial fiction from the 19th century to today, The Bloomsbury Introduction to Popular Fiction includes introductory surveys, written by leading scholars, to a wide range of popular genres, including: Science Fiction Crime Writing Romance and Chick Lit Adventure Stories and Lad Lit Horror Graphic Novels Children's Literature Part II of the book also includes case-study readings of key writers and texts, from the work of HG Wells, Ian Fleming and Raymond Chandler to more recent books such as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. The book also includes a chapter covering "The Writer's Perspective" on popular publishing, while annotated guides to further reading and online resources throughout give students the tools they need to pursue independent study on their courses.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Regency Companion

Author : Sharon H. Laudermilk
ISBN : UOM:39015029897009
Genre : Literary Criticism
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On the period of transition from 18th century decadence to 19th century publishers in England. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Category: Literary Criticism

The Convenient Marriage

Author : Georgette Heyer
ISBN : 9781407089027
Genre : Fiction
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_____________ ‘One of my perennial comfort authors. Heyer’s books are as incisively witty and quietly subversive as any of Jane Austen’s’ Joanne Harris _____________ Horry Winwood doesn’t play by the rules. So when her family are near ruin and her sister is about to enter a loveless marriage to a wealthy man to settle the family debts, young and headstrong Horry proposes to marry him in her sister's place. As her new husband's attentions fall elsewhere, Horry begins to feel increasingly unhappy. Then she meets the attractive and dangerous Lord Lethbridge and her days suddenly become more exciting. But there is bad blood between Horry's husband and her new acquaitnance, and as complications and deceptions mount, the social tangle grows ever trickier to unpick. Will Horry’s gamble cost her everything she holds most dear? _____________ WHY READERS LOVE GEORGETTE HEYER AND THE CONVENIENT MARRIAGE: "Handsome hero, beautiful heroine, nasty baddie, beautiful gowns and all misunderstandings sorted out by the last page. If you've never read Georgette Heyer before - why?" "This was my first Georgette Heyer novel and I thoroughly enjoyed it! The story concerns love and marriage, trust and friendship, gossip and dastardly deeds, insult and revenge, misunderstandings and mishaps." "You really find yourself getting inside the characters and caring about them." "These Regency novels of Georgette Heyer are a constant delight and in a world class of their own. They can all be re-read time and time again" "This book brings the period to life... the description of the dresses and carriages makes you imagine you the scenes vividly" "Her attention to detail brings the pages alive and you can imagine yourself back in Regency England for a couple of hours. Absolutely love her books!" "Heyer is the queen of this genre." "Packed with entertainment, good historical detail and all the twists and turns." "A story which has everything: romance, highwaymen, duels at dawn and countless parties"
Category: Fiction

100 Must Read Historical Novels

Author : Nick Rennison
ISBN : 9781408136065
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Historical fiction is a hugely popular genre of fiction providing fictional accounts or dramatizations of historical figures or events. This latest guide in the highly successful Bloomsbury Must-Reads series depicts 100 of the finest novels published in this sector, with a further 500 recommendations. A wide range of classic works and key authors are covered: Peter Ackroyd, Margaret Attwood, Sarah Waters, Victor Hugo and Robert Louis Stevenson to name a few. If you want to expand your reading in this area, or gain a deeper understanding of the genre - this is the best place to start! Inside you'll find: - An extended Introduction to historical fiction - 100 titles highlighted A-Z by novel with 500 Read-on recommendations - Read-on-a-theme categories - Award winners and book club recommendations
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

American Statesmen

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ISBN : UIUC:30112107844331
Genre : Statesmen
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Film S Musical Moments

Author : Ian Conrich
ISBN : 9780748627271
Genre : Performing Arts
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The scope of this collection is indicative of the breadth and diversity of music's role in cinema, as is its emphasis on musical contributions to 'non-musical' films. By bringing together chapters that are concerned both with the relationship between performance, music and film and the specificity of national, historical, social, and cultural contexts, Film's Musical Moments will be of equal importance to students of film studies, cultural studies and music. The book is organised into four sections: Music, Film, Culture focuses on cinema representations of music forms; Stars, Performance and Reception explores stars, fan cultures and intertextuality; The Post-Classical Hollywood Musical considers the importance of popular music to contemporary cinema; and Beyond Hollywood looks to specific national contexts.
Category: Performing Arts

The History Of British Women S Writing 1920 1945

Author : M. Joannou
ISBN : 9781137292179
Genre : Social Science
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Featuring sixteen contributions from recognized authorities in their respective fields, this superb new mapping of women's writing ranges from feminine middlebrow novels to Virginia Woolf's modernist aesthetics, from women's literary journalism to crime fiction, and from West End drama to the literature of Scotland, Ireland and Wales.
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Author : Simon Sebag Montefiore
ISBN : 9780307594488
Genre : History
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Jerusalem is the epic history of three thousand years of faith, fanaticism, bloodshed, and coexistence, from King David to the 21st century, from the birth of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam to the Israel-Palestine conflict. How did this small, remote town become the Holy City, the “center of the world” and now the key to peace in the Middle East? In a gripping narrative, Simon Sebag Montefiore reveals this ever-changing city in its many incarnations, bringing every epoch and character blazingly to life. Jerusalem’s biography is told through the wars, love affairs, and revelations of the men and women who created, destroyed, chronicled and believed in Jerusalem. As well as the many ordinary Jerusalemites who have left their mark on the city, its cast varies from Solomon, Saladin and Suleiman the Magnificent to Cleopatra, Caligula and Churchill; from Abraham to Jesus and Muhammad; from the ancient world of Jezebel, Nebuchadnezzar, Herod and Nero to the modern times of the Kaiser, Disraeli, Mark Twain, Lincoln, Rasputin, Lawrence of Arabia and Moshe Dayan. In this masterful narrative, Simon Sebag Montefiore brings the holy city to life and draws on the latest scholarship, his own family history, and a lifetime of study to show that the story of Jerusalem is truly the story of the world. A New York Times Notable Book Jewish Book Council Book of the Year
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Honourable Conquests

Author : A.J Smithers
ISBN : 9780850527254
Genre : History
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The origin of the Corps of Royal Engineers, now affectionately known as The Sappers but then as the King's Military Engineers, has been traced as far as 1414, though it was not until 1716 that a permanent officer corps of engineers was established by the Board of Ordnance with the title Corps of Engineers.. Being part of the Regular Army it is hardly surprising that the Corps should be associated in the public mind with such tasks as building roads, bridges and defensive works or breaching those of the enemy and scant attention was hitherto been paid to the remarkable achievements of the Corps in times of peace. In Honourable Conquests A.J. Smithers sets out to redress that balance. Britain having acquired an Empire, more by accident than design, it fell to the lot of the Army, first in India and later in other parts of the Empire, to act in the role of unofficial Colonial Policemen As well we all know, the policemen’s lot is not a happy one, so the ingenious Engineers found better ways to pass the time,thereby leaving behind them some remarkable testimonies, not only to their professional skills but to their very considerable contribution to the welfare of mankind- in India, in Canada, in Australia and other parts of the Empire. It is to such men as General Pasley Colonel By, General Cotton and Sir Colin Scott Moncrieff, truly great men now all but forgotten, on whom Smithers turns his narrative skill and wry humour in this fascinating book. As the completion of the Channel Tunnel approaches, his penultimate chapter concerning the involvement of the Royal Engineers with that project over a hundred years ago will be of particularly topical interest.
Category: History

Arden D Arcy Plays 1

Author : John Arden
ISBN : 9781408120415
Genre : Drama
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This collection brings together some of the best and most frequently performed plays by John Arden and Margaretta D'Arcy whose collaboration stems from the political years of the Sixties The Business of Good Government is a nativity play which develops a sense of a disappearing community; Ars Longa Vita Brevis is composed out of children's games and The Royal Pardon tells the story of the adventures of a group of strolling players who fall in with a deserter from the war in Flanders. Other plays in this collection such as Little Gray Home in the West and The Vandaleur's Folly arise from the highly charged political arena of the 1970s in Ireland. Arden and D'Arcy have been consistently interested in using drama to extend the very boundaries of national identity and human freedom.
Category: Drama