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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

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

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.
Category: Social Science

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

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.
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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
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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