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How To Be A Proper Lady

Author : Katharine Ashe
ISBN : 9780062030634
Genre : Fiction
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“Katharine Ashe writes with eloquence and power.” —Lisa Kleypas “You’ll be swept away by Katharine Ashe’s evocative writing.” —Sabrina Jeffries Following her sensational debut novel, Swept Away by a Kiss, author Katharine Ashe was named one of the “New Stars of Historical Romance” by the American Library Association publication Booklist. With each new book she has proven them right—and never more so than with her novel How to be a Proper Lady. Continuing her phenomenal Falcon Club series, Ashe enchants with this tale of a woman kidnapped as a child by pirates and returned years later to her English family. She must now learn how to be a cultured lady...and to navigate the treacherous waters of love with the notorious sea captain who brought her, kicking and screaming, back to society. This is witty, emotionally rich, and wonderfully imaginative storytelling that readers of Lisa Kleypas, Eloisa James, and Johanna Lindsey will absolutely adore.

The Proper Lady And The Woman Writer

Author : Mary Poovey
ISBN : 0226675289
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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
ISBN : 0375893997
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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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
ISBN : 9780062030658
Genre : Fiction
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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 Be A Lady

Author : Candace Simpson-Giles
ISBN : 9781401604592
Genre : Reference
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Whether a woman is a contractor, a stay-at-home mother, or a high-powered attorney, the suggestions in How to Be a Lady will cause others to think "Wow! She's got it all together!" If a lady is on a diet, she does not speak of it at the table A lady never eats a meal while behind the wheel of a car A lady makes it a point to know the names of the teams playing in the Super Bowl The roles women play in society today are drastically different than they were 25 years ago, and some of the rules are different as well. "Somewhere along the way," says the author, "the art of being a lady was lost in the shuffle to become a self-sufficient, straight shooting, agressive survivor in the world . . . Some of us lost sight of the rewards that being a lady could bring." How to Be a Lady is a practical book of etiquette that is not snobbish, boring, or intimidating. Designed for a new century, it addresses such issues as how to dress for the workplace, the importance of knowing self-defense, and how to deal with divorced friends and unmarried couples.

How To Catch A Bogle

Author : Catherine Jinks
ISBN : 9780544087088
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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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
ISBN : 9781456723736
Genre : Religion
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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.

Tait S Edinburgh Magazine

Author : William Tait
ISBN : NYPL:33433081662771
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Wicked Nights With A Proper Lady

Author : Tiffany Clare
ISBN : 9781466814905
Genre : Fiction
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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
ISBN : 9780231503877
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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.

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