The Proper Lady And The Woman Writer

Author: Mary Poovey
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226675282
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"A brilliant, original, and powerful book. . . . This is the most skillful integration of feminism and Marxist literary criticism that I know of." So writes critic Stephen Greenblatt about The Proper Lady and the Woman Writer, Mary Poovey's study of the struggle of three prominent writers to accommodate the artist's genius to the late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century ideal of the modest, self-effacing "proper lady." Interpreting novels, letters, journals, and political tracts in the context of cultural strictures, Poovey makes an important contribution to English social and literary history and to feminist theory. "The proper lady was a handy concept for a developing bourgeois patriarchy, since it deprived women of worldly power, relegating them to a sanctified domestic sphere that, in complex ways, nourished and sustained the harsh 'real' world of men. With care and subtle intelligence, Poovey examines this 'guardian and nemesis of the female self' through the ways it is implicated in the style and strategies of three very different writers."—Rachel M. Brownstein, The Nation "The Proper Lady and the Woman Writer is a model of . . . creative discovery, providing a well-researched, illuminating history of women writers at the turn of the nineteenth century. [Poovey] creates sociologically and psychologically persuasive accounts of the writers: Wollstonecraft, who could never fully transcend the ideology of propriety she attacked; Shelley, who gradually assumed a mask of feminine propriety in her social and literary styles; and Austen, who was neither as critical of propriety as Wollstonecraft nor as accepting as Shelley ultimately became."—Deborah Kaplan, Novel

Boston Jane An Adventure

Author: Jennifer L. Holm
Publisher: Yearling
ISBN: 9780375893995
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Fans of adventure, romance, and a strong heroine will love this this action-packed historical trilogy by three-time Newbery Honor winner and New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Holm. 1855. The unknown wilds of the Pacific Northwest—a land not yet tamed, and certainly not fitting for a proper young lady! Yet that’s just where Miss Jane Peck finds herself. After a tumultuous childhood on the wrong side of Philadelphia high society, Jane is trying to put aside her reckless ways and be accepted as a proper young lady. And so when handsome William Baldt proposes, she joyfully accepts and prepares to join him in a world away from her home in Washington Territory. But Miss Hepplewhite’ s straitlaced finishing school was hardly preparation for the treacherous months at sea it takes to get there, the haunting loss she’ll face on the way, or the colorful characters and crude life that await her on the frontier.

How A Lady Weds A Rogue

Author: Katharine Ashe
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062030655
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“Katharine Ashe writes with eloquence and power.” —New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas Readers of Lisa Kleypas and Eloisa James who have not yet experienced the exceptional historical romance of Katharine Ashe are missing out on something truly special. Named one of the “New Stars of Historical Romance” by the American Library Association, Katharine continues her sensational Regency Era-set Falcon Club series by exploring How a Lady Weds a Rogue—romantically uniting a man determined to be bad and a woman who is sure that he’s her perfect hero. Seduction has never been more perilous—or pleasurable—than it is in this unforgettable historical romance winner from an author who brilliantly combines the wit of Eloisa James, the romantic adventure of Johanna Lindsey, and the amazing sensuality of Lisa Kleypas. As bestselling romance author Sabrina Jeffries promises, “You’ll be swept away” by the novels of Katharine Ashe.

How To Catch A Bogle

Author: Catherine Jinks
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544087089
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In 1870s London, a young orphan girl becomes the apprentice to a man who traps monsters for a living.

The Gift Of Sabbath

Author: S. Lynn Moore
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1456723731
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The Gift of Sabbath, Season of Change, is a book about life's lessons in virtue and humbleness of heart. Located on the Fortner family farm, the story is told by the youngest member of the Fortner family, little Esther, also known as "Peanut". Five year old Esther shares struggles and victories of her family members and herself, as each individual discovers their own strengths and weaknesses, while holding fast to their faith in Yeshua (Jesus) Messiah. With refreshing innocence and simplicity, Esther enlightens the reader of Daddy and Momma's steadfast faith in Torah as well as Yeshua Messiah, and their unwavering devotion to family and community. Simon and Martha Fortner lovingly guide their family through life's many struggles facing modern day Sabbath keepers, while diligently caring for their neighbors and community. Full of humor and tenderness, you are sure to feel as though you are experiencing first hand, the day-to-day goings on of the seven members of the Fortner family. From the steadfast faith and strength found in Daddy; Momma's hope for her children's future in a lost and hopeless world; Ruth's humbling battles with vanity; Caleb's integrity and humor; Abby's propensity to be late due to her love of reading; Naomi's moody nature; to little Esther's magnetism toward mischief. The Gift of Sabbath, Season of Change, is sure to touch the hearts of all who read the words within it's pages, bringing inspiration and family unity for generations to come. May all who read this heartwarming story of faith, family, and community be inspired to hold fast to the many blessings of innocence and purity, while walking this journey in life that we have all been given, once, to walk.

Gifted

Author: Sarah Weidman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 144064943X
Size: 71.65 MB
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1,000 gift ideas for everyone in your life--no matter what their type! From a self-proclaimed shopaholic, Gifted identifies more than 20 different personalities-from The Curious Kid and The Sporty Adventurer to The Big Boss, The Quirky Pal, and The Sweet 16-and provides specific and original ideas for each one. The first gift guide to organize gift recipients according to personality type, Gifted: - Provides essential shopping info, such as where to buy each gift online and how much they cost - Inspires out-of-the-box thinking when it comes to gift ideas - Presents unique services, stores, and products - Introduces new and creative occasions for giftgiving, such as the Nouveau Divorcé, The Mommy-Any-Minute, and the Gay Hooray

Wicked Nights With A Proper Lady

Author: Tiffany Clare
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN: 146681490X
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Wicked Nights With a Proper Lady Tiffany Clare Leo Harrow, Earl of Barrington, is a regular subject of the scandal rags. Once an unrepentant pleasure seeker, he knows that young ladies are warned to look the other way when he enters a room. But when he comes face to face with a woman from his past—the one that got away—he will do anything to keep the rumors about him at bay. Or risk losing her forever... Genevieve Camden is no stranger to Leo's seductive ways. Years ago she was fooled into believing that he cared about her...and now that he's back on the ballroom floor, he appears to be making amends. But this time Genny knows better: A scoundrel never changes his stripes—not even one as charming and handsome as Leo. Unless maybe he's been in love with her all along...?

How Novels Think

Author: Nancy Armstrong
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231503873
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Nancy Armstrong argues that the history of the novel and the history of the modern individual are, quite literally, one and the same. She suggests that certain works of fiction created a subject, one displaying wit, will, or energy capable of shifting the social order to grant the exceptional person a place commensurate with his or her individual worth. Once the novel had created this figure, readers understood themselves in terms of a narrative that produced a self-governing subject. In the decades following the revolutions in British North America and France, the major novelists distinguished themselves as authors by questioning the fantasy of a self-made individual. To show how novels by Defoe, Austen, Scott, Brontë, Dickens, Eliot, Hardy, Haggard, and Stoker participated in the process of making, updating, and perpetuating the figure of the individual, Armstrong puts them in dialogue with the writings of Locke, Hume, Rousseau, Malthus, Darwin, Kant, and Freud. Such theorists as Althusser, Balibar, Foucault, and Deleuze help her make the point that the individual was not one but several different figures. The delineation and potential of the modern subject depended as much upon what it had to incorporate as what alternatives it had to keep at bay to address the conflicts raging in and around the British novel.

Bittersweet

Author: P. A. Parsons
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1598587463
Size: 58.37 MB
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In the 1870's, when Lucien B. Maxwell sold his alleged two million acre grant in northeastern New Mexico to an English syndicate, controversies erupted over land entitlements destined to last for decades. Aaron Nye, an Illinois Yankee, and on personal terms with the cattle baron, had all ready acquired some twenty thousand acres of the Maxwell grant which he was in the process of fencing. When Texan born, Will Moon happens along enroute to Colorado in search of a place of his own, Nye persuades him to hire on. Together they complete the fence, and are on the way to establishing a proven beef herd when Nye is mysteriously bushwhacked. This leaves Will Moon to carry on what he realizes has become so much a part of him, he cannot turn away. With the responsibility of over-seeing land and cattle, and protecting a family that has become like his own, the turbulent years gradually unfold against the backdrop of the Colfax County War.