Five Children and It (1902). By: Edith Nesbit, Illustrated By: H. R. Millar
Title : Five Children and It (1902). By: Edith Nesbit, Illustrated By: H. R. Millar
Author : Edith Nesbit,H. R. Millar
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total pages: 130 pages
Five Children and It is a children's novel by English author E. Nesbit. Plot: Like Nesbit's The Railway Children, the story begins when a group of children move from London to the countryside of Kent. The five children - Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane, and their baby brother, known as the Lamb - are playing in a gravel pit when they uncover a rather grumpy, ugly, and occasionally malevolent Psammead or sand-fairy, who has the ability to grant wishes. He persuades the children to take one wish each day to be shared among them, with the caveat that the wishes will turn to stone at sunset. This, apparently, used to be the rule in the Stone Age, when all that children wished for was food, the bones of which then became fossils. The five children's first wish is to be "as beautiful as the day." The wish ends at sunset and its effects simply vanish, leading the Psammead to observe that some wishes are too fanciful to be changed to stone. All the wishes go comically wrong. The children wish to be beautiful, but the servants do not recognise them and shut them out of the house. They wish to be rich, then find themselves with a gravel-pit full of gold spade guineas that no shop will accept as they are no longer in circulation, so they can't buy anything. A wish for wings seems to be going well, but at sunset the children find themselves stuck on top of a church bell tower with no way down, getting them into trouble with the gamekeeper who must take them home (though this wish has the happy side-effect of introducing the gamekeeper to the children's housemaid, who later marries him). Robert is bullied by the baker's boy, then wishes that he was bigger - whereupon he becomes eleven feet tall, and the other children show him at a travelling fair for coins. They also wish themselves into a castle, only to learn that it is being besieged, while a wish to meet real Red Indians ends with the children nearly being scalped.............. Edith Nesbit (married name Edith Bland; 15 August 1858 - 4 May 1924) was an English author and poet; she published her books for children under the name of E. Nesbit. She wrote or collaborated on more than 60 books of children's literature. She was also a political activist and co-founded the Fabian Society, a socialist organisation later affiliated to the Labour Party. Nesbit was born in 1858 at 38 Lower Kennington Lane in Kennington, Surrey (now part of Greater London), the daughter of an agricultural chemist, John Collis Nesbit, who died in March 1862, before her fourth birthday. Her sister Mary's ill health meant that the family travelled around for some years, living variously in Brighton, Buckinghamshire, France (Dieppe, Rouen, Paris, Tours, Poitiers, Angouleme, Bordeaux, Arcachon, Pau, Bagneres-de-Bigorre, and Dinan in Brittany), Spain and Germany, before settling for three years at Halstead Hall in Halstead in north-west Kent, a location which later inspired The Railway Children (this distinction has also been claimed by the Derbyshire town of New Mills). At eighteen, Nesbit met the bank clerk Hubert Bland in 1877. Seven months pregnant, she married Bland on 22 April 1880, though she did not immediately live with him, as Bland initially continued to live with his mother. Their marriage was a stormy one. Early on Nesbit discovered that another woman believed she was Hubert's fiancee and had also borne him a child.... Harold Robert Millar (1869 - 1942) was a prominent and prolific Scottish graphic artist and illustrator of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
A Historical Guide to Edith Wharton
Title : A Historical Guide to Edith Wharton
Author : Carol J. Singley
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Total pages: 312 pages
Edith Wharton, arguably the most important American female novelist, stands at a particular historical crossroads between sentimental lady writer and modern professional author. Her ability to cope with this collision of Victorian and modern sensibilities makes her work especially interesting. Wharton also writes of American subjects at a time of great social and economic change-Darwinism, urbanization, capitalism, feminism, world war, and eugenics. She not only chronicles these changes in memorable detail, she sets them in perspective through her prodigious knowledge of history, philosophy, and religion. A Historical Guide to Edith Wharton provides scholarly and general readers with historical contexts that illuminate Wharton's life and writing in new, exciting ways. Essays in the volume expand our sense of Wharton as a novelist of manners and demonstrate her engagement with issues of her day.
Edith Stein: Women, Social-Political Philosophy, Theology, Metaphysics and Public History
Title : Edith Stein: Women, Social-Political Philosophy, Theology, Metaphysics and Public History
Author : Antonio Calcagno
Total pages: 282 pages
This volume explores the work and thought of Edith Stein (1891–1942). It discusses in detail, and from new perspectives, the traditional areas of her thinking, including her ideas about women/feminism, theology, and metaphysics. In addition, it introduces readers to new and/or understudied areas of her thought, including her views on history, and her social and political philosophy. The guiding thread that connects all the essays in this book is the emphasis on new approaches and novel applications of her philosophy. The contributions both extend the interdisciplinary implications of Stein’s thinking for our contemporary world and apply her insights to questions of theatre, public history and biographical representation, education, politics, autism, theological debates, feminism, sexuality studies and literature. The volume brings together for the first time leading scholars in five language-groups, including English, German, Italian, French and Spanish-speaking authors, thereby reflecting an international and cosmopolitan approach to Stein studies.
Edith Stein and the Body-soul-spirit at the Center of Holistic Formation
Title : Edith Stein and the Body-soul-spirit at the Center of Holistic Formation
Author : Marian Maskulak
Publisher: Peter Lang
Total pages: 229 pages
With a particular emphasis on the soul, this book explores Edith Stein's holistic conception of the human being's body-soul-spirit unity, which forms the foundation of her Christian anthropology and her view of human formation. Characterized by an unremitting attention to interconnections, Stein emerges as a forerunner of contemporary holistic approaches. "Edith Stein and the Body-Soul-Spirit at the Center of Holistic Formation" demonstrates the breadth and relevance of Stein's work by engaging her thought with the anthropological views of fellow phenomenologist John Paul II, Wilkie Au's perspectives on holistic spirituality and formation, and several nonreductionist, neuroscientific viewpoints of the human being. This book also makes available to the English reader a significant amount of material from Stein's untranslated works. Anyone interested in theological anthropology, holistic spirituality, human formation, the body-mind question, or Edith Stein studies will benefit from the wealth of material presented in this single book.
Delphi Complete Works of George Meredith (Illustrated)
Title : Delphi Complete Works of George Meredith (Illustrated)
Author : George Meredith
Publisher: Delphi Classics
Total pages: 5678 pages
The last of the great Victorian novelists, George Meredith was also a celebrated poet and a distinguished critic. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works of George Meredith, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Meredith's life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * ALL 20 novels, with individual contents tables * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original Victorian texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry * Easily locate the poems you want to read * Includes rare essay collections appearing here for the first time in digital publishing * Special criticism section, with 12 essays evaluating Meredith’s contribution to literature * Features the celebrated biography on Meredith by Constantin Photiadès: GEORGE MEREDITH: HIS LIFE, GENIUS AND TEACHING, available in no other collection - discover Meredith's literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels THE SHAVING OF SHAGPAT FARINA THE ORDEAL OF RICHARD FEVEREL EVAN HARRINGTON EMILIA IN ENGLAND RHODA FLEMING VITTORIA THE ADVENTURES OF HARRY RICHMOND BEAUCHAMP’S CAREER THE HOUSE ON THE BEACH THE CASE OF GENERAL OPLE AND LADY CAMPER THE TALE OF CHLOE THE EGOIST THE TRAGIC COMEDIANS DIANA OF THE CROSSWAYS ONE OF OUR CONQUERORS LORD ORMONT AND HIS AMINTA THE AMAZING MARRIAGE CELT AND SAXON THE GENTLEMAN OF FIFTY AND THE DAMSEL OF NINETEEN The Play THE SENTIMENTALISTS The Poetry INTRODUCTION TO THE POETRY OF GEORGE MEREDITH LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Essays ESSAY ON COMEDY MISCELLANEOUS ESSAYS UP TO MIDNIGHT The Criticism THE QUALITY OF GEORGE MEREDITH by Oscar Wilde MEREDITH by Arnold Bennett THE NOVELS OF GEORGE MEREDITH by Virginia Woolf ON REREADING MEREDITH by Virginia Woolf GEORGE MEREDITH by Robert Lynd TWO LETTERS by Robert Louis Stevenson GEORGE MEREDITH AS A POET by Arthur Symons ABOUT MEREDITH by G. K. Chesterton GEORGE MEREDITH by James Joyce HARDY AND MEREDITH by Richard Burton GEORGE MEREDITH by W. E. Henley LIVING MASTERS: MEREDITH AND HALL CAINE by David Christie Murray The Biography GEORGE MEREDITH: HIS LIFE, GENIUS AND TEACHING by Constantin Photiadès Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles
Janice Meredith (Volume 2 of 2) (EasyRead Super Large 18pt Edition)
Title : Janice Meredith (Volume 2 of 2) (EasyRead Super Large 18pt Edition)
Author : Paul Leicester Ford
Total pages: 548 pages
Edith Bruck in the Mirror
Title : Edith Bruck in the Mirror
Author : Philip Balma
Publisher: Purdue University Press
Total pages: 221 pages
Author of more than thirteen books and several volumes of poetry, screenwriter, and director, Edith Bruck is one of the leading literary voices in Italy, attracting increasing attention in the English-speaking world not least for her powerful Holocaust testimony, which is often compared with the work of her contemporaries Primo Levi and Giorgio Bassani. Born in Hungary in 1932, she was deported with her family to the concentration camps of Auschwitz, Dachau, Christianstadt, Landsberg, and Bergen-Belsen, where she lost both her parents and a brother. After the war, she traveled widely until 1954 when she settled in Rome. She has lived there ever since. This important new study is motivated by a desire to better understand and situate Bruck s art as well as to advance (and, when necessary, to revise) the critical discourse on her considerable and eclectic body of work. As such, it underscores and analyzes the intermedial nature of her contributions to contemporary Italian culture, which should no longer be understood merely in terms of her willingness to revisit the subject of the Holocaust on the printed page or the silver screen. It also includes previously unpublished interviews with the author. The book will be of broad interest to scholars and students of Jewish (especially Holocaust) studies, Italian literature, film studies, women s studies, and postcolonial culture. This is the first comprehensive scholarly analysis of the work produced by a main contemporary author of Italian Holocaust literature, focused on Bruck s overall artistic production (novels, poetry, film, and TV productions). It will offer scholars and students alike a new interpretive perspective and a valuable source of reference for their studies. Gabriella Romani, Seton Hall University."
Edith Wharton The Dover Reader
Title : Edith Wharton The Dover Reader
Author : Edith Wharton
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Total pages: 512 pages
Well-rounded introduction features the complete text of the Pulitzer Prize–winning novel, The Age of Innocence, plus Ethan Frome, excerpts from The Decoration of Houses, four short stories, and several poems.
The Collected Short Stories of Edith Wharton
Title : The Collected Short Stories of Edith Wharton
Author : Edith Wharton
Publisher: Digireads.com Publishing
Total pages: 772 pages
Edith Wharton was an American novelist, poet and short story writer whose works display her mastery over the realistic fiction genre. Although she grew up in a world of refined manners and fashionable people, she was also aware of its superficiality, a theme that frequently appeared in her works. She began writing short stories and poetry at a young age, impressing such literary figures as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and William Dean Howells. Her stories range widely from powerful social commentary to titillating ghost stories that made Wharton extremely popular beyond her living years. This collection includes: The Early Uncollected Stories (1891-1896), The Greater Inclination (1899), Early Uncollected Stories (1900), Crucial Instances (1901), The Descent of Man (1904), Uncollected Stories (1904-1908), The Hermit and The Wild Woman and Other Stories (1908), Tales of Men and Ghosts (1910), Xingu (1916), and an Uncollected Story (1919).
Edith Wharton: Collected Stories Vol. 1 1891-1910
Title : Edith Wharton: Collected Stories Vol. 1 1891-1910
Author : Edith Wharton
Publisher: Library of America
Total pages: 928 pages
Born into an upper-class New York family, Edith Wharton broke with convention and became a professional writer, earning an enduring place as the grande dame of American letters. This Library of America collection (along with its companion volume, Collected Stories: 1911–1937) presents the finest of Wharton's achievement in short fiction, drawn from the more than eighty stories she published over the course of her career. Opening with her first published story—the charming "Mrs. Manstey's View," about a disruption in the life of an elderly apartment-dweller—this first of two volumes presents a writer, already at the height of her powers, beginning to explore the concerns of a lifetime. In "Souls Belated," two lovers attempt to escape the consequences of their adultery—a subject to which Wharton returns throughout her career. In "The Mission of Jane" (about a remarkable adopted child) and "The Pelican" (about an itinerant lecturer), she discovers her gift for social and cultural satire. Perhaps the finest of her ghost stories, "The Eyes," with its Jamesian sense of evil, is also included, along with two novella-length works, "The Touchstone" and "Sanctuary," revealing the dazzling range of Wharton's fictive imagination. Also included in this edition are a chronology of Wharton's life, explanatory notes, and an essay on the texts. From the Hardcover edition.
Title : Edith Wharton
Author : Edith Wharton
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Pub Learning library
Total pages: 74 pages
Adaptations of two mysterious tales by Edith Wharton, plus an introduction to the author and discussion questions.
The Selected Short Stories of Edith Wharton
Title : The Selected Short Stories of Edith Wharton
Author : Edith Wharton
Total pages: 390 pages
A collection of twenty-one of Edith Wharton's best short stories includes "A Journey," "The Descent of Man," "Mr. Jones," and "All Souls"
Kate Chopin, Edith Wharton and Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Title : Kate Chopin, Edith Wharton and Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Author : Janet Beer
Total pages: 223 pages
A wide range of short fiction by Kate Chopin, Edith Wharton and Charlotte Perkins Gilman is the focus for this study, examining both genre and theme. Chopin's short stories, Wharton's novellas, Chopin's frankly erotic writing and the homilies in which Gilman warns of the dangers of the sexually transmitted disease are compared. There are also essays on ethnicity in the work of Chopin, Wharton's New England stories, Gilman's innovative use of genre and 'The Yellow Wallpaper' on film. All three writers are still popular in US classrooms in particular. This paperback edition includes a new Preface to the material, providing a useful update on recent scholarship.
The Best Short Stories of Edith Wharton
Title : The Best Short Stories of Edith Wharton
Author : Edith Wharton
Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC
Total pages: 298 pages
This Is A New Release Of The Original 1916 Edition.
The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton (Fantasy and Horror Classics)
Title : The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton (Fantasy and Horror Classics)
Author : Edith Wharton,
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Total pages: 186 pages
Edith Wharton was one of the most successful authors of the early 20th century. In 1921, she became the first woman to ever receive the Pulitzer Prize for her novel The Age of Innocence. Aside from her literary fiction, Wharton was widely respected as a writer of ghost stories. Collected here are her best tales, including 'The Duchess at Prayer', 'The Triumph of the Night', 'A Journey and many more'.
Darkness Descending - The Murder of Meredith Kercher
Title : Darkness Descending - The Murder of Meredith Kercher
Author : Paul Russell,Graham Johnson,Luciano Garofano
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Total pages: 272 pages
It was a brutal murder, and the trial of the decade. On 1 November 2007, 21-year-old British student Meredith Kercher was slaughtered in cold blood in the apartment in Perugia, Italy, that she shared with three other girls. Two bright young people, Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, stood accused of the killing in a trial that lasted through 2009. They were found guilty and sentenced to twenty-six and twenty-five years respectively on 4 December. A second man, Ivory Coast-born Rudy Guede, 22, had already been found guilty of the sexual assault and murder of Meredith in a separate trial in 2008 and sentenced to thirty years, but the prosecution always stated that he didn't act alone. Kercher was a model student whilst American Knox acquired a reputation that fuelled specualtion about her character. Her bizarre behaviour just after Meredith's body was found, her false accusation of an innocent man, her weak alibi and her DNA on the murder weapon - a kitchen knife found to be scubbed with bleach - went against her. TV producer Paul Russell and critically acclaimed crime writer Graham Johnson have teamed up with leading Italian forensics expert General Luciano Garofano to reveal the full truth behind this sensational murder and its trial. They unravel all the details and study all the personalities in this case that has stunned the world. Complex, and some say controversial, DNA evidence is explained in simple language and, bit by bit, a story emerges of brutality and jealousy in a university town where all was not what it seemed. Their findings make for gripping, sensational reading.
Title : Edith Pargeter
Author : Margaret Lewis
Publisher: Isis Large Print Books
Total pages: 232 pages
This perceptive survey of the two faces of prolific and award-winning author Edith Pargeter explores both her life and her work. Pargeter is best known as Ellis Peters, the author of the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael. These 20 novels have been televised and adapted for radio and have played a major role in turning crime writing into a literary genre and making historical detectives popular. Also discussed are Pargeter's series of 14 Inspector Felse novels, written under her real name, and her further novels, including two outstanding historical sequences. The Brothers of Gwynedd quartet and The Heaven Tree trilogy. The Eighth Champion of Christendom, a trilogy of novels about the Second World War, is also illuminated.
Edith D. Pope and Her Nashville Friends
Title : Edith D. Pope and Her Nashville Friends
Author : John A. Simpson
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
Total pages: 276 pages
As Simpson reveals, this alliance of women actively shaped southern culture in the early decades of the century, and his analysis sheds new light on the role of professional and club women in southern history."--Jacket.
Delphi Complete Works of Edith Wharton (Illustrated)
Title : Delphi Complete Works of Edith Wharton (Illustrated)
Author : Edith Wharton
Publisher: Delphi Classics
Total pages: 3491 pages
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edith Wharton created a diverse body of works, featuring innovative novels, short stories, poetry and non-fiction, demonstrating her inimitable wit and psychological insight. This comprehensive eBook offers readers the unique opportunity of exploring Edith Wharton’s complete works for the first time in publishing history. (Version 4) Features: * illustrated with many images relating to Wharton’s life and works * annotated with concise introductions to the novels, novellas and other works * ALL 18 novels, each with contents tables * INCLUDES the rare first novel FAST AND LOOSE, which Wharton wrote aged 14 – first time in digital print * EVEN contains the Wharton’s unfinished novel THE BUCCANEERS, available nowhere else * images of how the novels first appeared, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * ALL 12 short story collections, with RARE uncollected tales available nowhere else * separate chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories – find that special story easily! * the war novella THE MARNE, first time in digital print * EVEN includes Wharton’s rare non-fiction texts, including THE DECORATION OF HOUSES, her groundbreaking manual on interior design – fully illustrated * ALSO includes Wharton’s European and African travel books, with numerous original illustrations * includes Wharton’s play THE JOY OF LIVING, translated from German * features the complete poetry with rare poems available for the first time in digital print * also includes Wharton autobiography A BACKWARD GLANCE – explore her amazing literary life * scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres, allowing easy navigation around Wharton’s immense oeuvre Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels Fast And Loose The Valley Of Decision Sanctuary The House of Mirth The fruit of THE TREE Ethan Frome The Reef The custom of the country Summer The age of innocence The glimpses of the moon A son at the front The mother’s recompense Twilight sleep The Children Hudson River Bracketed The Gods Arrive The Buccaneers The Novellas The Touchstone Madame de treymes The marne Old new york False dawn The old maid The spark New year’s day The Short Story Collections The Greater Inclination Crucial Instances The descent of man and other stories The hermit and the wild woman and stories Tales of men and ghosts Uncollected early short stories Xingu and other stories Here and beyond Certain people Human nature The world over Ghosts The Short Stories List of stories in chronological order List of stories in alphabetical order The Play The Joy Of Living The Poetry Artemis to Actaeon and other verses Uncollected poetry Alphabetical list of poems The Non-Fiction THE DECORATION OF HOUSES Italian villas and their gardens Italian Backgrounds A Motor-Flight Through France France, From Dunkerque To Belfort French ways and their meaning In Morocco The Writing Of Fiction The Biography A Backward Glance Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles
Edith's Return to Devon
Title : Edith's Return to Devon
Author : Daniel Pitt
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Total pages: 224 pages
1929. For Lady Edith Parfitt, the financial crash unravels her comfortable life in a matter of hours. Her family’s money disappears overnight. Her father is found dead – the cause, suicide – and her brother has been keeping a secret from her which breaks up their family and shatters the bond between them forever. Edith is forced to start again from scratch. Everything she has dreamed, hoped and planned for seems to have come to nothing.1942. Britain is at war. The Blitz, rationing, food shortages and everything is a struggle. For Edith, living in Bath, there is only one consolation. Bath has not been bombed. She is working as a secretary and living in a small flat that makes her feel safe. But despite not being bombed, Edith has other problems. A young junior secretary in Edith’s office confides that she pregnant and unmarried. An encounter with a grieving widow in a park has a major impact on Edith’s life and changes its course permanently. Then one night the bombs begin to fall...1952. Edith is finally settled. She is now a teacher, has a house and a cottage garden deep in the heart of Wiltshire. But then her peaceful life is shattered when the worst flood Britain has ever suffered strikes her old home in Devon and Edith’s dearest friend is reported missing. Now Edith faces her biggest test yet; she must return to Devon and try to find her friend. When she arrives back home, her past returns to haunt her and the dying days of 1929 begin to replay. As Edith searches for her friend, a dramatic discovery gives her one last chance to lay the past to rest...Edith’s Return to Devon is a gripping work of historical fiction for today’s austerity-driven society that will appeal to all ages and deals with harrowing issues like family break-ups, unplanned pregnancy and issues of sexuality. Daniel Pitt takes inspiration from books by Agatha Christie and Lady Antonia Fraser.