The Heretics of De'Ath

Author: Howard of Warwick

Publisher: Chronicles of Brother Hermitage

ISBN: 9780992939304

Category: Great Britain

Page: 271

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England 1066. During an utterly pointless debate at the austere monastery of De'Ath's Dingle, a monk dies in mysterious circumstances. Standing accused is Brother Hermitage, who needs to work out who did it before he's executed. More medieval than detective, he finds a companion in Wat the weaver, producer of tapestry to make Beowulf blush.

Tapestry of Death


Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780992939359


Page: 370

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The Garderobe of Death

Author: Howard of Warwick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780992939311

Category: Great Britain

Page: 224

View: 1090

England 1066 and a bit. The Normans are in control. Any suspicious death has repercussions, and they don't come much more suspicious than Henri de Turold's exit from this world. Medieval monks usually solve this sort of thing. Brother Hermitage is a medieval monk... but he's not very good. It's a historical mystery but not as you know it.

Green Sisters

Author: Sarah McFarland Taylor

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674027108

Category: Religion

Page: 384

View: 4236

Green sisters are environmentally active Catholic nuns working to heal the earth as they cultivate new forms of religious culture. Inviting us into their world, Taylor offers a firsthand understanding of the experiences of women whose lives bring together orthodoxy and activism, and whose lifestyle provides a compelling view of sustainable living.

An American Four-In-Hand in Britain

Author: Andrew Carnegie

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1596055561

Category: Travel

Page: 360

View: 7115

Joe and Perry have put the horses up at the inn, and are back with mugs of foaming ale, bottles of Devonshire cider, lemonade, and pitchers of fresh creamy milk, that all tastes may be suited. The stewardess and her assistants have set table, and now luncheon is ready. No formal grace is necessary, for our hearts have been overflowing with gratitude all the day long...-from "Brighton, Friday, June 17"Oh, what a gloriously idyllic journey! American steel baron Andrew Carnegie and a party of friends took in the British countryside by horse coach-a "four-in-hand"-in the summer of 1881... a season of grassy picnic luncheons, bucolic scenery, and philosophical discussions in coffeehouses. Written as a private extended postcard to friends who had not accompanied him on the trip, and as a souvenir for those who had, this 1883 book will charm Anglophiles, armchair travelers, and workoholics who could benefit from the reminder that even a captain of industry could find time to kick back, relax, and-quite literally-smell the flowers.Also available from Cosimo Classics: Carnegie's Triumphant Democracy, Round the World, and Autobiography.Entrepreneur and philanthropist ANDREW CARNEGIE (1835-1919) was born in Scotland and emigrated to America as a teenager. His Carnegie Steel Company launched the steel industry in Pittsburgh, and after its sale to J.P. Morgan, he devoted his life to philanthropic causes. His charitable organizations built more than 2,500 public libraries around the world, and gave away more than $350 million during his lifetime.

Emotion in the Tudor Court

Literature, History, and Early Modern Feeling

Author: Bradley J. Irish

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810136414

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

View: 1486

Deploying literary analysis, theories of emotion from the sciences and humanities, and an archival account of Tudor history, Emotion in the Tudor Court examines how literature both reflects and constructs the emotional dynamics of life in the Renaissance court. In it, Bradley J. Irish argues that emotionality is a foundational framework through which historical subjects embody and engage their world, and thus can serve as a fundamental lens of social and textual analysis. Spanning the sixteenth century, Emotion in the Tudor Court explores Cardinal Thomas Wolsey and Henrician satire; Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, and elegy; Sir Philip Sidney and Elizabethan pageantry; and Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, and factional literature. It demonstrates how the dynamics of disgust,envy, rejection, and dread, as they are understood in the modern affective sciences, can be seen to guide literary production in the early modern court. By combining Renaissance concepts of emotion with modern research in the social and natural sciences, Emotion in the Tudor Court takes a transdisciplinary approach to yield fascinating and robust ways to illuminate both literary studies and cultural history.


My World Ends Here

Author: John Partipilo

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1683507703

Category: Photography

Page: N.A

View: 1692

A stunning photographic essay of fine art photojournalism that will make you want to explore Cuba. For nearly 60 years only 90 miles off the coast of the United States, Cuba has been isolated from many Americans. Cuba: My World Ends Here is a photographic essay by internationally award-winning photojournalist John Partipilo and is a look inside this mysterious country and the everyday life of the Cuban people.

The Confessions of a Beachcomber

Scenes and Incidents in the Career of an Unprofessional Beachcomber in Tropical Queensland

Author: Edmund James Banfield

Publisher: N.A


Category: Dunk Island (Qld.)

Page: 336

View: 7130

The National Uncanny

Indian Ghosts and American Subjects

Author: RenŽe L. Bergland

Publisher: Dartmouth College Press

ISBN: 161168871X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 212

View: 7369

Although spectral Indians appear with startling frequency in US literary works, until now the implications of describing them as ghosts have not been thoroughly investigated. In the first years of nationhood, Philip Freneau and Sarah Wentworth Morton peopled their works with Indian phantoms, as did Charles Brocken Brown, Washington Irving, Samuel Woodworth, Lydia Maria Child, James Fenimore Cooper, William Apess, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and others who followed. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Native American ghosts figured prominently in speeches attributed to Chief Seattle, Black Elk, and Kicking Bear. Today, Stephen King and Leslie Marmon Silko plot best-selling novels around ghostly Indians and haunted Indian burial grounds. RenŽe L. Bergland argues that representing Indians as ghosts internalizes them as ghostly figures within the white imagination. Spectralization allows white Americans to construct a concept of American nationhood haunted by Native Americans, in which Indians become sharers in an idealized national imagination. However, the problems of spectralization are clear, since the discourse questions the very nationalism it constructs. Indians who are transformed into ghosts cannot be buried or evaded, and the specter of their forced disappearance haunts the American imagination. Indian ghosts personify national guilt and horror, as well as national pride and pleasure. Bergland tells the story of a terrifying and triumphant American aesthetic that repeatedly transforms horror into glory, national dishonor into national pride.

The Custom of the Castle

From Malory to Macbeth

Author: Charles Stanley Ross

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520204300

Category: History

Page: 205

View: 3042

"Custom, according to Ross, may be examined as the reflection of knotty moral situations and problems and contradictions . . . the occasion for pondering the ways in which arbitrary rules and virtuous behavior collide and interfere with each other. The thesis is a new one, and Ross's readings are fresh and provocative."--Robert L. Montgomery, University of California, Irvine "Custom, according to Ross, may be examined as the reflection of knotty moral situations and problems and contradictions . . . the occasion for pondering the ways in which arbitrary rules and virtuous behavior collide and interfere with each other. The thesis is a new one, and Ross's readings are fresh and provocative."--Robert L. Montgomery, University of California, Irvine

Sketches of North Carolina

Historical and Biographical, Illustrative of the Principles of a Portion of Her Early Settlers

Author: William Henry Foote

Publisher: N.A


Category: North Carolina

Page: 557

View: 3815

Eroticism and the body politic

Author: Lynn Avery Hunt

Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr


Category: Art

Page: 242

View: 9717

"An excellent, informative, intriguing collection of essays."--Nineteenth-Century French Studies."Its real accomplishment--and it is a significant one--is in mapping out an essentially new field of inquiry and inspiring other scholars to investigate that territory."--Women's Review of Books.

Film Culture Reader

Author: Adams P. Sitney

Publisher: Cooper Square Press

ISBN: 1461732018

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 368

View: 9896

This compilation from Film Culture magazine—the pioneering periodical in avant-garde film commentary—includes contributors like Charles Boultenhouse, Erich von Stroheim, Michael McClure, Stan Brakhage, Annette Michelson, Arthur Miller, Dylan Thomas, Andrew Sarris, Rudolph Arnheim, Jonas Mekas, and Parker Tyler. This collection covers a range of topics in twentieth century cinema, from the Auteur Theory to the commercial cinema, from Orson Welles to Kenneth Anger.

The Druidry Handbook

Spiritual Practice Rooted in the Living Earth

Author: John Michael Greer

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781578633548

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 3222

A living tradition of nature spirituality rooted in Celtic antiquity and revived to meet the challenges of contemporary life, Druidry offers people a path of harmony through reconnection with the green Earth. The Druidry Handbook is the first hands-on manual of traditional British Druid practice that explores the Sun Path of seasonal celebration, the Moon Path of meditation, and the Earth Path of living in harmony with nature as tools for crafting an earth-honoring life here and now. From ritual and meditation to nature awareness and ecological action, John Michael Greer opens the door to a spirituality rooted in the living Earth. Featuring a mix of philosophy, rituals, spiritual practice, and lifestyle issues, The Druidry Handbook is one-stop shopping for those seriously interested in practicing a traditional form of Druidry. It offers equal value to eclectics and solitary practitioners eager to incorporate more earth-spirituality into their own belief system; it also appeals to the merely curious.

The Itinerary of Archbishop Baldwin Through Wales

Author: Geraldus Cambrensis

Publisher: Seltzer Books via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1455319651

Category: History

Page: 361

View: 305

According to Wikipedia: "Gerald of Wales (c. 1146 – c. 1223), also known as Gerallt Gymro in Welsh or Giraldus Cambrensis in Latin, archdeacon of Brecon, was a medieval clergyman and chronicler of his times. Born around 1146 at Manorbier Castle in Pembrokeshire, Wales, he was of mixed Norman and Welsh blood, his name being Gerald de Barri."

Fictions of Authority

Women Writers and Narrative Voice

Author: Susan Sniader Lanser

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 150172309X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

View: 2871

Drawing on narratological and feminist theory, Susan Sniader Lanser explores patterns of narration in a wide range of novels by women of England, France, and the United States from the 1740s to the present. She sheds light on the history of "voice" as a narrative strategy and as a means of attaining social power. She considers the dynamics in personal voice in authors such as Mary Shelley, Charlotte Brontë, Zora Neale Hurston, and Jamaica Kincaid. In writers who attempt a "communal voice"—including Mary Wollstonecraft, Elizabeth Gaskell, Joan Chase, and Monique Wittig—she finds innovative strategies that challenge the conventions of Western narrative.

The English Spy: An Original Work Characteristic, Satirical, And Humorous Comprising Scenes And Sketches in Every Rank of Society Being Portraits Drawn From the Life

Author: Bernard Blackmantle

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1613109970

Category: England

Page: 343

View: 3000

Let me have good proof of your greediness to devour my labours, and I will dish up such a meal for you in my next volume, as shall go nigh to produce extermination by surfeit. One favour, alone, I crave—give me abuse enough; let no squeamish pretences of respect for my bookseller, or disguised qualms of apprehension for your own sacred persons, deter the natural inclination of your hearts. The slightest deviation from your usual course to independent writers—or one step towards commendation from your gang, might induce the public to believe I had abandoned my character, and become one of yourhonourable fraternity-the very suspicion of which would (to me) produce irretrievable ruin. Your masters, the trading brotherhood, will (as usual) direct you in the course you should pursue; whether to approve or condemn, as their 'peculiar interests may dictate. Most sapient sirs of the secret bandit' of the screen, inquisitors of literature, raise all your arms and heels, your daggers, masks, and hatchets, to revenge the daring of an open foe, who thus boldly defies your base and selfish views; for, basking at his ease in the sunshine of public patronage, he feels that his heart is rendered invulnerable to yourpoisoned shafts. Read, and you shall find I have not been parsimonious of the means to grant you foodand pleasure: errors there are, no doubt, and plenty of them, grammatical and typographical, all of which I might have corrected by an errata at the end of my volume; but I disdain the wish to rob you of your office, and have therefore left them just where I made them, without a single note to mark them out; for if all the thistles were rooted up, what would become of the asses? or of those "Who pin their easy faith on critic's sleeve, And, knowing nothing, ev'ry thing believe?" Fully satisfied that swarms of literary blow flies will pounce upon the errors with delight, and, buzzing with the ecstasy of infernal joy, endeavour to hum their readers into a belief of the profundity of their critic erudition;—I shall nevertheless, with Churchill, laughingly exclaim—"Perish my muse"

The Drama 100

A Ranking of the Greatest Plays of All Time

Author: Daniel S. Burt

Publisher: Checkmark Books

ISBN: 9780816060733

Category: Drama

Page: 612

View: 7248

Presents literary criticism of one hundred plays of world literature, providing plot summaries for each play, a profile of the author, and an assessment of the play's characters and major themes.

Archaeological Essays

Author: Sir James Young Simpson

Publisher: Library of Alexandria


Category: Archaeology

Page: N.A

View: 1406