Search results for: clarissas-england

Clarissa s England

Author : Clarissa Dickson Wright
File Size : 65.19 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 865
Read : 1100
Download »
The quintessential Englishwoman Clarissa Dickson Wright, one of the Two Fat Ladies and author of Spilling the Beans, takes us on a personal journey through the country of her birth. From Cornwall to Cumbria, Norfolk to Northumbria she brings her extraordinary knowledge, huge passion, forthright opinions and inimitable wit to the distinctive history and regional character of every corner of England. In her cornucopia of local knowledge she reveals, for example, how Boudicca was the original Essex girl, that Lincolnshire has a coriander crop second only in size to India's, and just why a Cornish pasty should never contain carrots. As much an entertaining narrative as it is a travel companion, Clarissa's England will amuse, enlighten, surprise and delight all those who read it.

The Feminization Debate in Eighteenth Century England

Author : E. Clery
File Size : 20.98 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 479
Read : 1232
Download »
In the Eighteenth-century, critics of capitalism denounced the growth of luxury and effeminacy; supporters applauded the increase of refinement and the improved status of women. This pioneering study explores the way the association of commerce and femininity permeated cultural production. It looks at the first use of a female author as an icon of modernity in the Athenian Mercury , and reappraises works by Elizabeth Singer Rowe, Mandeville, Defoe, Pope and Elizabeth Carter. Samuel Richardson's novels represent the culmination of the English debate, while contemporary essays by David Hume move towards a fully-fledged enlightenment theory of feminization.

Primogeniture and Entail in England

Author : Zouheir Jamoussi
File Size : 49.14 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 864
Read : 166
Download »
This book examines the history and literary representation of one of the most idiosyncratic aspects of English socio-economic history, namely primogeniture as a rule governing the succession to landed estates. This double approach roughly covers the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Although this inheritance custom usually made the elder son sole heir to the whole paternal estate, to the exclusion and sometimes the utter impoverishment of the other children, and was therefore denounced as unjust and against nature, it also had its unflinching supporters. Indeed there was enough weight in the socio-political arguments of the latter to explain why this custom continued to dominate English social life for so long. This fundamental contradiction was at the heart of an ideological debate in which the plight of younger sons and the relationship between the individual, the nuclear and patrilineal family were among the issues permanently discussed. Neither were these issues the only hotly debated primogeniture-related questions. Indeed there was not one major economic, social and political development throughout the period examined to which primogeniture and entail did not directly or indirectly relate. The survey of the ideological debate on primogeniture and entail undertaken here is, to our knowledge, unprecedented. Moreover, primogeniture and entail were perceived by playwrights and novelists as a major cultural phenomenon and treated as such. The overview of their literary representation attempted here is, we believe, also unprecedented. As may be expected, emphasis throughout this book is laid on the interaction between history and literature.

Law Literature and the Transmission of Culture in England 1837 1925

Author : Cathrine O. Frank
File Size : 45.13 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 910
Read : 554
Download »
Focusing on the last will and testament as a legal, literary, and cultural document, Cathrine O. Frank examines fiction of the Victorian and Edwardian eras alongside actual wills, legal manuals relating to their creation, case law regarding their administration, and contemporary accounts of curious wills in periodicals. Her study begins with the Wills Act of 1837 and poses two basic questions: What picture of Victorian culture and personal subjectivity emerges from competing legal and literary narratives about the will, and how does the shift from realist to modernist representations of the will accentuate a growing divergence between law and literature? Frank’s examination of works by Emily Brontë, George Eliot, Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Anthony Trollope, Samuel Butler, Arnold Bennett, John Galsworthy, and E.M. Forster reveals the shared rhetorical and cultural significance of the will in law and literature while also highlighting the competition between these discourses to structure a social order that emphasized self-determinism yet viewed individuals in relationship to the broader community. Her study contributes to our knowledge of the cultural significance of Victorian wills and creates intellectual bridges between the Victorian and Edwardian periods that will interest scholars from a variety of disciplines who are concerned with the laws, literature, and history of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

History of the Buell Family in England

Author :
File Size : 41.34 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 732
Read : 331
Download »

Lady Clarissa

Author : Emma Jane Worboise
File Size : 65.62 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 895
Read : 814
Download »

Dying to be English

Author : Kelly McGuire
File Size : 78.91 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 368
Read : 1161
Download »
This study examines the presentation of suicide within the genre of the eighteenth-century novel. Referencing several key writers of the period, McGuire demonstrates that their work inscribes a nationalist imperative to frame suicide as self-sacrifice.

The Corinna of England or a Heroine in the Shade A Modern Romance

Author : Sylvia Bordoni
File Size : 50.48 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 469
Read : 801
Download »
A novel that helps you understand the British reaction to Corinne as well as of its cultural, social and gender implications.

Karim King of England

Author : Baz Wade
File Size : 48.14 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 796
Read : 431
Download »
Cometh the hour, cometh the man... The son of a charismatic English princess and a wealthy Arab playboy, Karim has been brought up as a Muslim in Dubai. While studying Politics at London University, he falls for Kirsty, a glamorous and popular Scottish activist, the singer in the band he has joined as guitarist. Their relationship has to navigate the violent currents of a disunited Britain, whose political life and institutions are under threat. Despite a privileged upbringing, forces beyond his control mean Karim cannot follow the career path he had in mind before arriving in London as just another foreign student. The outcome will be beyond his wildest imaginings and will affect us all. This political thriller combines the mystery surrounding the death of an English Princess with controversial Muslim election winners, and will suit fans of political and legal thrillers. Karim, King of England is a racy political thriller which will leave readers wanting more. It amalgamates two different conspiracies which create an element of mystery and is ideal for fans who enjoy a political, legal or historical twist in a compelling storyline.

Woolf Studies Annual

Author :
File Size : 20.65 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 424
Read : 246
Download »

Death Religion and the Family in England 1480 1750

Author : Ralph Anthony Houlbrooke
File Size : 72.77 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 723
Read : 1004
Download »
This volume examines the effects of religious change on the English way of death between 1480 and 1750. It discusses relatively neglected aspects of the subject such as the death-bed, will-making and the last rites.

Clarissa

Author : Samuel Richardson
File Size : 65.30 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 584
Read : 748
Download »

The Novels Of Samuel Richardson Esq Viz Pamela Clarissa Harlowe And Sir Charles Grandison

Author : Samuel Richardson
File Size : 37.88 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 255
Read : 940
Download »

Memory Print and Gender in England 1653 1759

Author : Harold Weber
File Size : 68.48 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 625
Read : 353
Download »
This book examines four seventeenth- and eighteenth-century writers concerned with the ways in which the commercial print trade was transforming traditional models of literary authority and immortality. While all were excited by the memorial potential of the printed book, they also betray a profound anxiety about how the new conditions of authorship would effect the transmission of cultural memory, and their ability to participate in and even control that process. This study contributes to the current pursuit—in both literary studies and the social sciences—of histories of memory in Western culture, employing current scholarship from the social and natural sciences to delineate the nature of modern memory.

Clarissa Harlowe

Author : Samuel Richardson
File Size : 20.12 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 129
Read : 953
Download »
Reproduction of the original: Clarissa Harlowe by Samuel Richardson

Works of Samuel Richardson The history of Clarissa Harlowe

Author : Samuel Richardson
File Size : 30.9 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 528
Read : 623
Download »

The History of Clarissa Harlowe in a Series of Letters

Author : Samuel Richardson
File Size : 60.37 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 528
Read : 549
Download »

Potty

Author : Clarissa Dickson Wright
File Size : 41.12 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 133
Read : 703
Download »
Perfect for anyone who loves good food but hates washing up, Potty contains 100 of Clarissa's favourite recipes which can all be cooked in one dish in the oven or on the hob. The book is a mouth-watering collection of casseroles, risottos, stir-fries and roasts and there are even some fantastic one-pot puddings such as claret jelly and creamy rice pudding perfect for winter evenings.

Clarissa Or The History of a Young Lady

Author : Samuel Richardson
File Size : 28.67 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 927
Read : 1280
Download »

The Daughters of England Books 7 9

Author : Philippa Carr
File Size : 32.54 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 417
Read : 896
Download »
Continuing the romantic multigenerational saga by a New York Times–bestselling author whose novels have sold over 100 million copies. The Song of the Siren: Carlotta, the love child of Priscilla Eversleigh and Jocelyn Frinton, grows up in the shadow of war during the reign of Queen Anne. When she’s abducted by the charismatic Jacobite leader Lord Hessenfield, they fall into a passionate affair. After she’s released, the pregnant Carlotta marries to save her daughter Clarissa’s legitimacy, but plunges into reckless affairs with other men—including the man beloved by her half sister, Damaris. Even as the half sisters are torn apart by their passion for the same man, they are bound by their love for Clarissa. The Drop of the Dice: Not unlike her mother, Clarissa Field loses her heart to Jacobite rebel, Dickon Frenshaw. But 1715 England is a dangerous place to be a young woman in love. Dickon is caught and exiled to Virginia, and Clarissa is married off to rakish soldier Lance Clavering. Caught between two men, she must navigate scandal, treachery, and betrayal. As civil strife threatens to ignite revolution, Clarissa is accused of being a spy. She faces a terrible choice, and must transform her life to prepare her daughter, Zipporah, for her legacy. The Adulteress: Happily married, Zipporah Ransome journeys from Clavering Court to her family’s ancestral home in Eversleigh. But at nearby Enderby House, a mysterious place connected to her notorious grandmother Carlotta, Zipporah discovers untapped desires—and the price of their fulfillment. Unable to resist the sensual charms of enigmatic Frenchman Gerard d’Aubigné, Zipporah is swept up in an affair that leaves her with a haunting secret. Soon her life begins to mirror Carlotta’s, as scandal, violence, and deception threaten to destroy her home. No one, especially not Zipporah and her daughter, will be left unscathed.