Author: Robin Lucas

Publisher: Nhp Publishing

ISBN: 9789198141344

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Page: 96

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Beautiful gift book with eye-catching illustrations that will give the reader a different perspective on London.
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Roman

Author: Kate Morton

Publisher: Diana Verlag

ISBN: 3641208351

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

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Birchwood Manor 1862: Der talentierte Edward Radcliffe lädt Künstlerfreunde in sein Landhaus am Ufer der Themse ein. Doch der verheißungsvolle Sommer endet in einer Tragödie – eine Frau verschwindet, eine andere stirbt ... Über hundertfünfzig Jahre später entdeckt Elodie Winslow, eine junge Archivarin aus London, die Sepiafotografie einer atemberaubend schönen Frau und die Zeichnung eines Hauses an einer Flussbiegung. Warum kommt Elodie das Haus so bekannt vor? Und wird die faszinierende Frau auf dem Foto ihr Geheimnis jemals preisgeben?
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The Myth of the Kentucky Tragedy

Author: Matthew Schoenbachler

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813173590

Category: History

Page: 392

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The “Kentucky Tragedy” was early America’s best known true crime story. In 1825, Jereboam O. Beauchamp assassinated Kentucky attorney general Solomon P. Sharp. The murder, trial, conviction, and execution of the killer, as well as the suicide of his wife, Anna Cooke Beauchamp—fascinated Americans. The episode became the basis of dozens of novels and plays composed by some of the country’s most esteemed literary talents, among them Edgar Allan Poe and William Gilmore Simms. In Murder and Madness, Matthew G. Schoenbachler peels away two centuries of myth to provide a more accurate account of the murder. Schoenbachler also reveals how Jereboam and Anna Beauchamp shaped the meaning and memory of the event by manipulating romantic ideals at the heart of early American society. Concocting a story in which Solomon Sharp had seduced and abandoned Anna, the couple transformed a sordid murder—committed because the Beauchamps believed Sharp to be spreading a rumor that Anna had had an affair with a family slave—into a maudlin tale of feminine virtue assailed, honor asserted, and a young rebel’s revenge. Murder and Madness reveals the true story behind the murder and demonstrates enduring influence of Romanticism in early America.
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Category: Philadelphia (Pa.)

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A City Observed

Author: Graham Byfield,Marcus Binney

Publisher: Editions Didier Millet

ISBN: 981406811X

Category: Art

Page: 96

View: 1400

The essence of London, both grand and intimate in scale, is captured beautifully in this book of over 150 watercolour paintings and pencil drawings
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Edward Browne and John Locke as Tourists in the United Provinces

Author: van Strien

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004246940

Category: History

Page: 470

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The book discusses the form and contents of seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century travel journals and correspondence together with other aspects of tourism, such as transport, accommodation and sightseeing. It contains annotated texts by Edward Browne and John Locke written while on tour in Holland.
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Thomas Howard, the Earl of Arundel

Author: Christopher White

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 0892363428

Category: Art

Page: 88

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Anthony van Dyck's portrait of Thomas Howard marked the beginning of the artist's brilliant international career. This study provides a history both of Thomas Howard, one of the most enlightened collectors and patrons England has ever known, and of van Dyck, whose canvases established the grand tradition of portraiture in England and on the Continent.
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Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736856415

Category: Fiction

Page: 141

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Das Werk "Weihnachtserzählungen" ist eine Sammlung von vier Kurzgeschichten, geschrieben von Charles Dickens. Die Sammlung enthält folgende Kurzgeschichten: Doktor Marigold / Mrs. Lirripers Fremdenpension / Die Geschichte des Schuljungen / Die Geschichte des armen Verwandten.
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Early Stuart Travellers in Europe

Author: Edward Chaney,Timothy Wilks

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857735314

Category: History

Page: 336

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Although the eighteenth century is traditionally seen as the age of the Grand Tour, it was in fact the continental travel of Jacobean noblemen which really constituted the beginning of this institutionalized phenomenon. As soon as James VI of Scotland united his crown with England's as James I, he signed a peace treaty with Spain which rendered travel to Catholic Europe both safer and more respectable than it had been since before the excommunication of Elizabeth in 1570. The first post-Reformation ambassador, Sir Henry Wotton, was established in Venice and immediately began hosting his compatriots en route to Rome and beyond. This book examines the political and cultural significance of the encounters that resulted, focusing in particular on the tours of the scions of two of England's greatest, and newly united, families: the Cecils and the Howards. In doing so, it also examines the various ways in which Protestants and Catholics experienced the aesthetic and intellectual stimulus of continental travel and how their cultural experiences formed the essential ingredients in what became the Grand Tour. The cultural, political and specifically religious experiences of these adventurers had an effect on British history that is impossible to overestimate, with the influence most strongly evident in the art, architecture and furniture styles of the Jacobean period. Edward Chaney and Timothy Wilks here provide a fascinating narrative of the travels of the Jacobean noblemen in search of continental adventure.
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Roman

Author: Amor Towles

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843713677

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

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New York, Neujahr 1937: Die beiden Freundinnen Kate und Eve – zwei Provinzschönheiten, die die Welt erobern wollen – gabeln in einer Jazzkneipe den charmanten Tinker Grey auf. Er trägt Kaschmir und scheint Single zu sein – ein Sechser im Lotto. Eine turbulente Freundschaft à trois beginnt. Die beiden jungen Frauen weisen Tinker in die geheime Kunst des Schnorrens ein, und Tinker revanchiert sich, indem er sie in die feinsten Clubs der City ausführt. Erst als das beschwingte Dauerabenteuer jäh durch einen Unfall beendet wird, stellt sich für Kate die Frage, wer eigentlich in wen verliebt ist – und was das Leben wirklich ausmacht.
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Author: Nora Roberts

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 3862782565

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Unheimliches geschieht in dem alten Haus, das Maggie renoviert. Was weiß der attraktive Landschaftsarchitekt Cliff Delaney über das, was früher hier passierte? Die Songwriterin Maggie Fitzgerald weiß genau: Wenn das alte Haus renoviert und ein üppig blühender Garten entstanden ist, wird sie hier, weit entfernt vom hektischen Los Angeles, glücklich sein wie nie zuvor! Dass der Landschaftsarchitekt Cliff Delaney sie zunächst unfreundlich behandelt, schreckt sie nicht ab: Sie hat viel Zeit, ihn davon zu überzeugen, dass sie kein verwöhnter Star, sondern eine Frau mit viel Sinn fürs Praktische ist. Tatsächlich dauert es gar nicht lange, bis Cliff erkennt, dass Maggie seine Traumfrau ist. Und so nimmt er sie tröstend in die Arme und zieht sogar bei ihr ein, als Unerklärliches, Gefährliches in ihrem Haus geschieht ...
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Genius of a Generation

Author: Kristin Knox

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408130769

Category: Art

Page: 128

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A lavishly illustrated tribute to Alexander McQueen, showcasing his dramatic and spectacular fashion designs.
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An illustrated quarterly.
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Author: Robert Hamlett Bremner

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412836555

Category: History

Page: 364

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In contrast to cultures that have accepted poverty as inevitable, Americans have tended to regard it as an abnormal condition, one that may be alleviated by a combination of social reform, hard work, and spiritual discipline. In a dispassionate way, Bremner was the first to critically examine the origins and transformations of American attitudes toward poverty and reform.
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Author: Leonard S. Marcus

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 1466852909

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Randolph Caldecott is best known as the namesake of the award that honors picture book illustrations, and in this inventive biography, leading children's literature scholar Leonard Marcus examines the man behind the medal. In an era when the steam engine fueled an industrial revolution and train travel exploded people's experience of space and time, Caldecott was inspired by his surroundings to capture action, movement, and speed in a way that had never before been seen in children's picture books. Thoroughly researched and featuring extensive archival material and a treasure trove of previously unpublished drawings, including some from Caldecott's very last sketchbook, Leonard Marcus's luminous biography shows why Caldecott was indeed the father of the modern picture book and how his influence lives on in the books we love today.
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Silent in the Grave\Silent in the Sanctuary\Silent on the Moor

Author: Deanna Raybourn

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 1426830750

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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"To say that I met Nicholas Brisbane over my husband's dead body is not entirely accurate. Edward, it should be noted, was still twitching on the floor." Starting with her husband's sudden death, Lady Julia Grey is swept into a world of mystery and deceit. It is also the world of the enigmatic and maddeningly attractive private investigator Nicholas Brisbane... From the extravagant world of Victorian aristocrats to the wild moors of Yorkshire, experience the intrigue and romance of all three Lady Julia Grey mysteries by RITA Award-winning author Deanna Raybourn, now available in one convenient download. Bundle includes: Silent in the Grave, Silent in the Sanctuary and Silent on the Moor.
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