The Match of the Century

The Match of the Century Author Cathy Maxwell
ISBN-10 9780062388629
Release 2015-11-24
Pages 384
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In New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell's glittering new series, wedding bells are ringing… until the return of a rake throws a bride's plans— and heart—into a tailspin Every debutante aspires to snag a duke. Elin Morris just happens to have had one reserved since birth. But postponements of her marriage to London's most powerful peer give Elin time to wonder how she will marry Gavin Baynton when she cannot forget his brother, Benedict. Already exasperated at being yanked from the military to meet "family obligations," now Ben must suffer watching his arrogant sibling squire the only woman he has ever loved. Joining the army saved Ben from sinking into bitterness, but seeing Elin again takes him back to the day they surrendered to their intoxicating desire. As the wedding draws near, Elin tries to push Ben far from her thoughts. When danger brings them together, there is no denying their feelings. But can Elin choose love over duty...?

A Date at the Altar

A Date at the Altar Author Cathy Maxwell
ISBN-10 9780062388667
Release 2016-10-25
Pages 384
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New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell’s glittering Marrying the Duke series continues—Twice he has been close to the altar and still no duchess. Will the third time be the charm? A duke can’t marry just anyone. His wife must be of good family, be fertile, be young. Struggling playwright Sarah Pettijohn is absolutely the last woman Gavin Whitridge, Duke of Baynton, would ever fall in love with. She is an actress, born on the wrong side of the blanket, and always challenges his ducal authority. She never hesitates to tell him what she thinks. However, there is something about her that stirs his blood . . . which makes her perfect for a bargain he has in mind: In exchange for backing her play, he wants Sarah to teach him about love. And he, in turn, has a few things to teach her about men . . .

How to Marry a Duke

How to Marry a Duke Author Vicky Dreiling
ISBN-10 9780446574211
Release 2011-01-01
Pages 432
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Tristan, the Duke of Shelbourne is a man with a mission: find a wife he can tolerate as long as they both shall live. Love is not necessary--nor desired. But how to choose among a dizzying array of wealthy-yet-witless candidates? Hire London's infamously prim and proper matchmaker. Then pretend she's not the most captivating woman he's ever met... Helping a devilish Duke create a contest to pick his perfect mate is the kind of challenge Tessa Mansfield relishes. Her methods may be scandalous, but she's determined to find the notorious bachelor more than a wife--she'll bring him true love. Yet when Tessa watches the women vie for the Duke's affections, she longs to win his heart herself. And after a stolen kiss confirms Tristan's desire, Tessa knows she has broken a matchmaker's number one rule: never fall in love with the groom.

Women and Marriage in Nineteenth Century England

Women and Marriage in Nineteenth Century England Author Mrs Joan Perkin
ISBN-10 9781134985647
Release 2002-11-01
Pages 352
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The 'bonds of matrimony' describes with cruel precision the social and political status of married women in the nineteenth century. Women of all classes had only the most limited rights of possession in their own bodies and property yet, as this remarkable book shows, women of all classes found room to manoeuvre within the narrow limits imposed on them. Upper-class women frequently circumvented the onerous limitations of the law, while middle-class women sought through reform to change their legal status. For working-class women, such legal changes were irrelevant, but they too found ways to ameliorate their position. Joan Perkin demonstrates clearly in this outstanding book, full of human insights, that women were not content to remain inferior or subservient to men.

Paston Letters and Papers of the Fifteenth Century

Paston Letters and Papers of the Fifteenth Century Author Norman Davis
ISBN-10 0197224210
Release 2004-01-01
Pages 670
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The Paston family papers provide an incomparable picture of life in fifteenth-century England, and richly illustrate the resources of the language at an important period. They have long been consulted by historians and other students of the fifteenth century for their information about social history and politics, both within East Anglia and also nationally. This authoritative edition, by Professor Norman Davis--formerly Director of the Early English Text Society--was published by the Clarendon Press in 1971 (volume I) and 1976 (volume II) but has long been out of print. In addition to the letters and papers themselves, Volume I contains excellent biographical sketches of the writers, a full comparative chronological table, and an informative introduction to the separate documents. Volume II contains correspondence addressed to the Pastons by others than members of the family. This is arranged in chronological order under the names of the recipients, and in addition some sixty miscellaneous documents are also included. A third volume, which Professor Davis was unable to complete before his death, is in preparation, edited by Dr. Richard Beadle and Professor Colin Richmond. This will include the remaining text and the indexes, and will complete the series.

The Tudors

The Tudors Author Timothy Venning
ISBN-10 9781473834842
Release 2014-05-30
Pages 234
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Continuing his exploration of the pathways of British history, Timothy Venning examines the turning points of the Tudor period, though he also strays over into the early Stuart period. As always, he discusses the crucial junctions at which History could easily have taken a different turn and analyses the possible and likely results. While necessarily speculative to a degree, the scenarios are all highly plausible and rooted in a firm understanding of actually events and their context. In so doing, Timothy Venning gives the reader a clearer understanding of the factors at play and why things happened the way they did, as well as a tantalizing view of what might so easily have been different. ??Key scenarios discussed in this volume include: ??´ Did the pretenders Lambert Simnel and Perkin Warbeck ever have a realistic chance of a successful invsasion/coup???´ If Henry Fitzroy, Henry VIII's illegitimate son, had not died young, might he have been a suitable King or at least Regent on the King's death? ??´ What if Edward VI had not died at 15 but reigned into the 1560s and 70s???´ How might the Spanish Armada have succeeded in landing an army in England, and with what likely outcome?

Schweig still verr terisches Herz

Schweig still  verr  terisches Herz Author Cathy Maxwell
ISBN-10 9783733768195
Release 2017-09-29
Pages 400
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Es soll die Hochzeit des Jahrhunderts werden: Von Geburt an ist Miss Elin Morris dem Duke of Baynton versprochen. Reichtum, Einfluss und ein äußerst attraktiver Gatte - bei diesen Aussichten sollte Elin eigentlich vor Glück im siebten Himmel schweben. Doch insgeheim schlägt ihr Herz noch immer für einen Mann aus ihrer Vergangenheit: Lord Benedict Whitridge, den Bruder ihres Verlobten! Ihn muss sie unbedingt vergessen, bevor sie zum Altar schreitet! Aber ausgerechnet kurz vor der Hochzeit taucht Benedict wieder in London auf. Gegen ihren Willen entfacht Elins verbotenes Verlangen erneut ...

Aristocratic Century

Aristocratic Century Author John Cannon
ISBN-10 0521335663
Release 1987-05-07
Pages 204
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Since the work of Butterfield and Namier in the 1930s, it has commonly been said that eighteenth-century England appears atomised, left with no overall interpretation. Subsequent work on religious differences and on party strife served to reinforce the image of a divided society, and in the last ten years historians of the poor and unprivileged have suggested that beneath the surface lurked substantial popular discontent. Professor Cannon uses his 1982 Wiles Lecture to offer a different interpretation - that the widespread acceptance of aristocratic values and aristocratic leadership gave a remarkable intellectual, political and social coherence to the century. He traces the recovery made by the aristocracy from its decade in 1649 when the House of Lords was abolished as useless and dangerous. After the Glorious Revolution of 1688, the peerage re-established its hold on government and society. Professor Cannon is forced to challenge some of the most cherished beliefs of English historiography - that Hanoverian society, at its top level, was an open elite, continually replenished by vigorous recruits from other groups and classes. He suggests that, on the contrary, in some respects the English peerage was more exclusive than many of its continental counterparts and that the openness was a myth which itself served a potent political purpose. Of the prospering burgeoisie, he argues that the remarkable thing was not their assertiveness but their long acquiescence in patrician rule, and he poses the paradox of a country increasingly dominated by a landed aristocracy giving birth to the first industrial revolution. His final chapter discusses the ideological under-pinning which made aristocratic supremacy acceptable for so long, and the emergence of those forces and ideals which were ultimately to replace it.

New Perspectives on Delarivier Manley and Eighteenth Century Literature

New Perspectives on Delarivier Manley and Eighteenth Century Literature Author Aleksondra Hultquist
ISBN-10 9781317196921
Release 2016-07-01
Pages 260
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This first critical collection on Delarivier Manley revisits the most heated discussions, adds new perspectives in light of growing awareness of Manley’s multifaceted contributions to eighteenth-century literature, and demonstrates the wide range of thinking about her literary production and significance. While contributors reconsider some well-known texts through her generic intertextuality or unresolved political moments, the volume focuses more on those works that have had less attention: dramas, correspondence, journalistic endeavors, and late prose fiction. The methodological approaches incorporate traditional investigations of Manley, such as historical research, gender theory, and comparative close readings, as well as some recently influential theories, like geocriticism and affect studies. This book forges new paths in the many underdeveloped directions in Manley scholarship, including her work’s exploration of foreign locales, the power dynamics between individuals and in relation to states, sexuality beyond heteronormativity, and the shifting operations and influences of genre. While it draws on previous writing about Manley’s engagement with Whig/Tory politics, gender, and queerness, it also argues for Manley’s contributions as a writer with wide-ranging knowledge of both the inner sanctums of London and the outer developing British Empire, an astute reader of politics, a sophisticated explorer of emotional and gender dynamics, and a flexible and clever stylist. In contrast to the many ways Manley has been too easily dismissed, this collection carefully considers many points of view, and opens the way for new analyses of Manley’s life, work, and vital contributions to the full range of forms in which she wrote.

Voices of the People in Nineteenth Century France

Voices of the People in Nineteenth Century France Author David Hopkin
ISBN-10 9781107376175
Release 2012-04-26
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This innovative study of the lives of ordinary people – peasants, fishermen, textile workers – in nineteenth-century France demonstrates how folklore collections can be used to shed new light on the socially marginalized. David Hopkin explores the ways in which people used traditional genres such as stories, songs and riddles to highlight problems in their daily lives and give vent to their desires without undermining the two key institutions of their social world – the family and the community. The book addresses recognized problems in social history such as the division of power within the peasant family, the maintenance of communal bonds in competitive environments, and marriage strategies in unequal societies, showing how social and cultural history can be reconnected through the study of individual voices recorded by folklorists. Above all, it reveals how oral culture provided mechanisms for the poor to assert some control over their own destinies.

English Aristocratic Women 1450 1550

English Aristocratic Women  1450 1550 Author Barbara Jean Harris
ISBN-10 0195151283
Release 2002
Pages 346
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This groundbreaking study argues that the roles of aristocratic women in early modern England constituted careers that had as much public and political significance, and were as crucial for the survival and prosperity of their families and class, as those of their male counterparts.

The Seventeenth Century Literature Handbook

The Seventeenth   Century Literature Handbook Author Marshall Grossman
ISBN-10 1444390112
Release 2011-01-11
Pages 392
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The Seventeenth Century Handbook provides the undergraduate with a succinct account of the century’s events, along with an exploration of the ways the literature reflected and helped shape the history of the time. Provides a coherent narrative of the entire century of literary history as well as an easy-to-use guide to the principal literary works and figures Offers an exploration of the ways the literature reflected and helped shape the history of the time Describes the continuities as well as the radical changes in this century of civil war and reformation Combines a central narrative account of “texts and contexts” with a selection of brief essays on key texts and topics Includes an alphabetical selection of capsule descriptions of important writers

Lunyu Gespr che

Lunyu Gespr  che Author Kong Fu Zi Konfuzius
ISBN-10 3843065578
Release 2011-01
Pages 196
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Lunyu Gespr che has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Lunyu Gespr che also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Lunyu Gespr che book for free.

Religion Reform and Modernity in the Eighteenth Century

Religion  Reform and Modernity in the Eighteenth Century Author Robert G. Ingram
ISBN-10 1843833484
Release 2007
Pages 310
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A new interpretation of English history and religion in the eighteenth century.

Queen Hedwig Eleonora and the Arts

Queen Hedwig Eleonora and the Arts Author Lisa Skogh
ISBN-10 9781351552523
Release 2017-07-05
Pages 230
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As queen consort and dowager, Hedwig Eleonora (1636?1715) held a unique position in Sweden for more than half a century. As the dominant collector and patron of art and architecture in the realm, she left a strong mark on Swedish court culture. Her dynastic network among the Northern European courts was extensive, and this helped to make Sweden a major cultural center in Northern Europe in the later seventeenth century. This book represents the first major scholarly publication on the full range of Hedwig Eleonora?s endeavours, from the financing of her court to her place within a larger princely network, to her engagements with various cultural pursuits, to her public image. As the contributors show, despite her high profile, political position, and conspicuous patronage, Hedwig Eleonora experienced little of the animosity directed at many other foreign queens and regents, such as the Medici in France and Henrietta Maria in England. In this way, she provides a model for a different and more successful way of negotiating the difficulties of joining a foreign court; the analysis of her circumstances thus adds a substantial dimension to the study of early modern queenship. Presenting much new scholarship, this volume highlights one extremely significant early modern woman and her imprint on Northern European history, and fosters international awareness of the importance of early modern Scandinavia for European cultural history.

The last years of the nineteenth century

The last years of the nineteenth century Author Elizabeth Wormeley Latimer
ISBN-10 WISC:89094695053
Release 1900
Pages 545
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The last years of the nineteenth century has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The last years of the nineteenth century also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The last years of the nineteenth century book for free.

Das Gespenst von Canterville Vollst ndige Ausgabe

Das Gespenst von Canterville  Vollst  ndige Ausgabe Author Oscar Wilde
ISBN-10 9783736854192
Release 2017-06-22
Pages 45
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Die Erzählung "Das Gespenst von Canterville" (englisch "The Canterville Ghost") des irischen Schriftstellers Oscar Wilde erschien erstmals im Jahr 1887 in der Londoner Zeitschrift "The Court and Society Review" - sie war das erste erzählerische Werk des Schriftstellers. Als Gesellschaftssatire beginnend, führt der Autor die Erzählung im Stil einer Burleske weiter, um sie romantisch-sentimental ausklingen zu lassen. Wilde selbst bezeichnete die Erzählung als "Hylo-idealistische romantische Erzählung".