The Making of Mr Gray's Anatomy

Bodies, books, fortune, fame

Author: Ruth Richardson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191623385

Category: Medical

Page: 344

View: 2636

Gray's Anatomy is probably one of the most iconic scientific books ever published: an illustrated textbook of anatomy that is still a household name 150 years since its first edition, known for its rigorously scientific text, and masterful illustrations as beautiful as they are detailed. The Making of Mr Gray's Anatomy tells the story of the creation of this remarkable book, and the individuals who made it happen: Henry Gray, the bright and ambitious physiologist, poised for medical fame and fortune, who was the book's author; Carter, the brilliant young illustrator, lacking Gray's social advantages, shy and inclined to religious introspection; and the publishers - Parkers, father and son, the father eager to employ new technology, the son part of a lively circle of intellectuals. It is the story of changing attitudes in the mid-19th century; of the social impact of science, the changing status of medicine; of poverty and class; of craftsmanship and technology. And it all unfolds in the atmospheric milieu of Victorian London - taking the reader from the smart townhouses of Belgravia, to the dissection room of St George's Hospital, and to the workhouses and mortuaries where we meet the friendless poor who would ultimately be immortalised in Carter's engravings. Alongside the story of the making of the book itself, Ruth Richardson reflects on what made Gray's Anatomy such a unique intellectual, artistic, and cultural achievement - how it represented a summation of a long half century's blossoming of anatomical knowledge and exploration, and how it appeared just at the right time to become the 'Doctor's Bible' for generations of medics to follow.

The Message of Mahatma Gandhi

Author: U. S. MOHAN RAO

Publisher: Publications Division Ministry of Information & Broadcasting

ISBN: 8123025149


Page: N.A

View: 2088

Encyclopaedia of Dalits in India: Movements

Author: Sanjay Paswan,Pramanshi Jaideva

Publisher: Gyan Publishing House

ISBN: 9788178350349

Category: Dalits

Page: 340

View: 580

1. History and Background 2. Bhakti Movements for Change: Chokhamelaand Eknath3. Mahar and Non-Brahman Movements of NineteenthCentury 4. Mahatma Phule: The Pioneer 5. Socio-Religious Reform Movements 6. The Dravidian Movement 7. Ambedkar's Role 8. Gandhi and Dalits 9. Post Ambedkar Development and Dalit PantherMovement Index

The Essential Writings

Author: Mahatma Gandhi,Judith M. Brown

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192807205

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 408

View: 7917

Mahatma Gandhi was a profound and original thinker, one of the most influential figures in the history of the twentieth century, and a famous advocate of non-violent civil resistance. His many and varied writings largely respond to the specific challenges he faced throughout his life, and they show his evolving ideas, as well as his deepening spirituality and humanity, over several decades. Drawn from the full range of Gandhi's published work--books, articles, broadcasts, interviews, letters--this superb selection illuminates his thinking on religion and spirituality, on society and its problems, on politics and British rule, and on non-violence and civil disobedience. The pieces are arranged to underscore Gandhi's belief that transformation in human life should be from the roots upwards, from the individual through to social and political relations. The Introduction by Judith Brown--a leading authority on Gandhi--provides a succinct account of his life and his ambiguous role in the Indian nationalist movement, examines what kind of thinker and writer Gandhi was, and shows how he built a coherent body of thought. About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum 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, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Novels and miscellaneous works

With prefaces and notes, including those attributed to Sir Walter Scott

Author: Daniel Defoe

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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The Good Boatman

A Portrait of Gandhi

Author: Rajmohan Gandhi

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 9780140255638

Category: India

Page: 494

View: 2260

A New And Illuminating Portrait Of One Of The Greatest Figures Of The Twentieth Century. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi Has Been The Subject Of Over A Dozen Well-Regarded Biographies, Yet Key Aspects Of The Man Still Prove Elusive. In This Book, Rajmohan Gandhi, A Grandson Of Mahatma Gandhi And An Acclaimed Biographer And Scholar, Attempts To Understand The Phenomenon That Was Gandhi. This He Does By Examining In Detail Dominant And Varied Themes Of Gandhi S Life-His Unsuccessful Bid To Keep India United, His Attitude Towards Caste And Untouchability; His Relationship With Those Whose Empire He Challenged; His Controversial Experiments With Chastity; His Views On God, Truth And Non-Violence; And His Selection Of Heirs To Lead A New-Born Nation. For A Generation Growing Up On Images Of A Simplified Father Of The Nation And Apostle Of Non-Violence Frozen In Statues Or Reduced To A Few Predictable Strokes Of An Artist S Pen, This Biography Offers A Rewarding Insight Into The Man, His Victories And His Defeats.

Moll Flanders

Author: Daniel Defoe

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1460401336

Category: Fiction

Page: 437

View: 2002

Born to a petty thief in London’s notorious Newgate prison and determined to make her way in a rapacious and materialistic society, Moll Flanders recounts the “fortunes and misfortunes” of her turbulent life in this 1722 novel. Though Moll Flanders was shaped by the conventions of criminal biography, Defoe also drew on other literary traditions and his own rich background to create a remarkably original—and still controversial—work. In addition to a critical introduction and substantial footnotes, this Broadview edition provides a wide range of writings by Defoe as well as contemporary responses to Moll Flanders. Other appendices include a selection of eighteenth-century writings on crime, prisons, and the Virginia colony.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Shakespeare: The Critical Tradition

Author: Judith M. Kennedy,Richard F. Kennedy

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1847141757

Category: Drama

Page: 488

View: 4144

This study traces the response to "A Midsummer Night's Dream" from Shakespeare's day to the present, including critics from Britain, Europe and America.

Nicholas Nickleby

Easyread Edition

Author: Charles Dickens


ISBN: 1427044309

Category: Fiction

Page: 684

View: 5252

The Christian's Dictionary; Or, Sure Guide to Divine Knowledge

Containing a Full and Familiar Explanation of All the Remarkable Words Made Use Of, in the Holy Scriptures, and in the Writings of the Most Eminent and Pious Divines, Whether Ancient Or Modern ... To which is Added, a Brief Explication of All the Proper Names Found in Sacred Scripture ...

Author: John Fleetwood

Publisher: N.A


Category: Theology

Page: 596

View: 702

Tale of Genji

Author: Murasaki Shikibu

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 146290291X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 223

View: 4365

"What Waley did create is literary art of extraordinary beauty that brings to life in English the world Murasaki Shikibu imagined. The beauty of his art has not dimmed, but like the original text itself, retains the power to move and enlighten."—Dennis Washburn, from his foreword Centuries before Shakespeare, Murasaki Shikibu's The Tale of Genji was already acknowledged as a classic of Japanese literature. Over the past century, this book has gained worldwide acceptance as not only the world's first novel, but as one of the greatest works of literature of all time. The hero of the tale, Prince Genji, is a shining example of the Heian-era ideal man—accomplished in poetry, dance, music, painting, and, not least of all to the novel's many plots, romance. The Tale of Genji and the characters and world it depicts have influenced Japanese culture to its very core. This celebrated translation by Arthur Waley gives Western readers a very genuine feel for the tone of this beloved classic. This edition contains the complete Waley translation of all six books of The Tale of Genji and also contains a new foreword by Dennis Washburn with key insights into both the book and the importance of this translation for modern readers.

The Rose Man of Sing Sing

A True Tale of Life, Murder, and Redemption in the Age of Yellow Journalism

Author: James M. Morris

Publisher: Fordham University Press

ISBN: 0823222667

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 470

View: 4145

Today, seventy-three years after his death, journalists still tell tales of Charles E. Chapin. As city editor of Pulitzer's New York Evening World , Chapin was the model of the take-no-prisoners newsroom tyrant: he drove reporters relentlessly-and kept his paper in the center ring of the circus of big-city journalism. From the Harry K. Thaw trial to the sinking of the Titanic , Chapin set the pace for the evening press, the CNN of the pre-electronic world of journalism. In 1918, at the pinnacle of fame, Chapin's world collapsed. Facing financial ruin, sunk in depression, he decided to kill himself and his beloved wife Nellie. On a quiet September morning, he took not his own life, but Nellie's, shooting her as she slept. After his trial-and one hell of a story for the World's competitors-he was sentenced to life in the infamous Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, New York. In this story of an extraordinary life set in the most thrilling epoch of American journalism, James McGrath Morris tracks Chapin's rise from legendary Chicago street reporter to celebrity powerbroker in media-mad New York. His was a human tragedy played out in the sensational stories of tabloids and broadsheets. But it's also an epic of redemption: in prison, Chapin started a newspaper to fight for prisoner rights, wrote a best-selling autobiography, had two long-distance love affairs, and tapped his prodigious talents to transform barren prison plots into world-famous rose gardens before dying peacefully in his cell in 1930. The first portrait of one of the founding figures of modern American journalism, and a vibrant chronicle of the cutthroat culture of scoops and scandals, The Rose Man of Sing Sing is also a hidden history of New York at its most colorful and passionate.James McGrath Morris is a former journalist, author of Jailhouse Journalism: The Fourth Estate Behind Bars , and a historian. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia, and teaches at West Springfield High School.

The Spurgeon Series 1857 & 1858

Unabridged Sermons In Modern Language

Author: Charles H. Spurgeon

Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

ISBN: 1614582068

Category: Religion

Page: 1500

View: 5454

Known as the "Prince of Preachers," Charles Haddon Spurgeon was among the most prolific and influential pastors of the 19th century. Characterized by profound insights and a passionate call for personal relationships with Christ, Spurgeon's work has stood the tests of time. Beloved even today, Spurgeon's sermons offer you the opportunity to grow in your own faith in a conveniently digital format, designed for your busy life on the go! Updated into modern language, with helpful explanatory footnotes, the text has been carefully proofed to ensure the highest quality and accuracy. Brought to you by the editors who translated the landmark work, Annals of the World, this first series of digital releases from the Spurgeon sermon collection is for the years 1855 and 1856 in one convenient digital file at an unbeatable price! All sermons are unabridged and include references to make it convenient for you to extend your Spurgeon studies. Easy to read and hard to forget, these are sermons of substance that will impact your life today!