The Beauty in the Peasant Family Book

The Beauty in the Peasant Family | Download eBook Read Pdf-ePub-Kindle

Download full pdf book The Beauty in the Peasant Family by , Miss、Z_19 available in full pages, and make sure to check out other latest books Fiction related to The Beauty in the Peasant Family below.

The Beauty in the Peasant Family

By , Miss、Z_19
  • ISBN Code: : 1647575206
  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 936
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : the-beauty-in-the-peasant-family.pdf

Book Excerpt :

When he accidentally reincarnated into a village, he could only gnaw on the bark of the tree to see how Qin Wuya would get rich and live a good life.

Recommended Books For Reading


  • Writing the Stalin Era
    Writing the Stalin Era

    A Book written by G. Alexopoulos,J. Hessler,K. Tomoff, published by Springer 2011-01-03 - 246 pages - part of History books.

    Get eBook
  • Revolution in a Chinese Village
    Revolution in a Chinese Village

    A Book written by David Crook,Isabel Crook, published by Routledge 2006-10-19 - 224 pages - part of Social Science books.

    Get eBook
  • Common Sense in Environmental Management
    Common Sense in Environmental Management

    A Book written by Jonathan Woolley, published by Routledge 2019-09-02 - 184 pages - part of Nature books.

    Get eBook
  • The Beauty and the Terror
    The Beauty and the Terror

    A Book written by Catherine Fletcher, published by Random House 2020-03-05 - 432 pages - part of History books.

    Get eBook
  • Everyday Forms of Peasant Res Cb
    Everyday Forms of Peasant Res Cb

    A Book written by , published by Routledge 2013-12-19 - 156 pages - part of History books.

    Get eBook
  • An Inconsequential Murder
    An Inconsequential Murder

    A Book written by Rodolfo Peña, published by Untreed Reads 2010-07-11 - 180 pages - part of Fiction books.

    Get eBook
  • The Griffith Project, Volume 3
    The Griffith Project, Volume 3

    A Book written by Paolo Cherchi Usai, published by Bloomsbury Publishing 2019-07-25 - 188 pages - part of Performing Arts books.

    Get eBook

Read Also This Books

The Politics of Identity in Irish Drama

By George Cusack
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135855978
  • Total of Pages : 198
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 249
  • Pdf File: the-politics-of-identity-in-irish-drama.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This study examines the early dramatic works of Yeats, Synge, and Gregory in the context of late colonial Ireland’s unique socio-political landscape. By contextualizing each author’s work within the artistic and political discourses of their time, Cusack demonstrates the complex negotiation of nationalism, class, and gender identities undertaken by these three authors in the years leading up to Ireland’s revolution against England. Furthermore, by focusing on plays written by each author in the context of the ongoing debates over Irish national identity that were taking place throughout Irish public life in this period, Cusack examines in more depth than previous studies the ways Yeats, Gregory, and Synge adapted conventional dramatic and linguistic forms to accommodate the conflicting claims of Irish nationalism. In so doing, he demonstrates the contribution these authors made not only to the development of Irish nationalism but also to modern and postcolonial literature as we understand them today.

Revolutionizing the Family

By Neil J. Diamant
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Book Code : 9780520922389
  • Total of Pages : 458
  • Category : History
  • Members : 837
  • Pdf File: revolutionizing-the-family.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In 1950, China's new Communist government enacted a Marriage Law to allow free choice in marriage and easier access to divorce. Prohibiting arranged marriages, concubinage, and bigamy, it was one of the most dramatic efforts ever by a state to change marital and family relationships. In this comprehensive study of the effects of that law, Neil J. Diamant draws on newly opened urban and rural archival sources to offer a detailed analysis of how the law was interpreted and implemented throughout the country. In sharp contrast to previous studies of the Marriage Law, which have argued that it had little effect in rural areas, Diamant argues that the law reshaped marriage and family relationships in significant--but often unintended--ways throughout the Maoist period. His evidence reveals a confused and often conflicted state apparatus, as well as cases of Chinese men and women taking advantage of the law to justify multiple sexual encounters, to marry for beauty, to demand expensive gifts for engagement, and to divorce on multiple occasions. Moreover, he finds, those who were best placed to use the law's more liberal provisions were not well-educated urbanites but rather illiterate peasant women who had never heard of sexual equality; and it was poor men, not women, who were those most betrayed by the peasant-based revolution.

The Heiress

By Claire Delacroix
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Deborah A. Cooke
  • Book Code : 1988479223
  • Total of Pages : 402
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 898
  • Pdf File: the-heiress.pdf

Book Short Summary:

No woman can resist the charms of Rowan de Montvieux. But the dashing rogue is in no hurry to marry—until his family dares him to find a bride…or risk losing his inheritance. So Rowan sets out on a Bride Quest, vowing to wed only The Heiress. But his journey is interrupted when a slave merchant offers to sell him a ragged peasant girl who carries herself like a queen. Intrigued and never imagining she is the sought-after Bronwyn of Ballyroyal, an heiress in disguise, Rowan buys her, offering her his protection if she will lead him to the bride he seeks. Never has he met a woman so proud, so beautiful, so defiant. He suspects she is no commoner and vows to uncover her secrets and melt her fiery resolve. But the perilous voyage to Ireland kindles passions that risk both their lives, as the slave girl who would not be mastered slowly takes possession of his wary heart. medieval romance, irish romance, action adventure, disguise, marriage of convenience, class war, hidden heiress, bad boy hero

Familiar Spanish Travels

By William Dean Howells
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1633555127
  • Total of Pages : 241
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 289
  • Pdf File: familiar-spanish-travels.pdf

Book Short Summary:

William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was an American realist author and literary critic. He wrote his first novel, Their Wedding Journey, in 1871, but his literary reputation really took off with the realist novel A Modern Instance, published in 1882, which describes the decay of a marriage. His 1885 novel The Rise of Silas Lapham is perhaps his best known, describing the rise and fall of an American entrepreneur in the paint business. His social views were also strongly reflected in the novels Annie Kilburn (1888) and A Hazard of New Fortunes (1890). While known primarily as a novelist, his short story "Editha" (1905) - included in the collection Between the Dark and the Daylight (1907) - appears in many anthologies of American literature. Howells also wrote plays, criticism, and essays about contemporary literary figures such as Ibsen, Zola, Verga, and, especially, Tolstoy, which helped establish their reputations in the United States. He also wrote critically in support of many American writers. It is perhaps in this role that he had his greatest influence.

Between the Water and the Woods

By Simone Snaith
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Holiday House
  • Book Code : 0823441938
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 750
  • Pdf File: between-the-water-and-the-woods.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Emeline's quiet village has three important rules: Don't look at the shadows. Don't cross the river. And don't enter the forest. An illustrated fantasy filled with beauty and power, Between the Water and the Woods sweeps you into a world where forests are hungry; knights fight with whips; the king is dying; and a peasant girl's magic will decide the future of the realm . . . When Emeline's little brother breaks all three of their village's rules, she is forced to use her family's forbidden magic to rescue him from the dark things he awakens, the Ithin. Now that the Ithin are afoot in the land, she must, by law, travel to the royal court and warn the king. But the only way she and her family can make the journey to the capital is with the protection of a sour magister and a handsome, whip-wielding Lash Knight. Will Emeline survive in a city where conspiracies swirl like smoke and her magic is all but outlawed? Seven full-page black-and-white illustrations accompany Between the Water and the Woods, a lush, fairy-tale-style fantasy perfect for readers of Karen Cushman and Shannon Hale.

A Nobleman's Nest

By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 238
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 422
  • Pdf File: a-nobleman-s-nest.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"A Nobleman's Nest" by Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (translated by Isabel Florence Hapgood). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Indian Writing in English and Issues of Visual Representation

By Lisa Lau,E. Dawson Varughese
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 113747422X
  • Total of Pages : 132
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 819
  • Pdf File: indian-writing-in-english-and-issues-of-visual-representation.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book examines the use of book covers as marketing devices, asking what exactly they communicate to their readers and buyers, and what images they associate with a genre and create about a culture. Focusing on Indian women's writing in English, it combines the study of text with the study of materiality of the book.

English Literature

By William J. Long
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1627938761
  • Total of Pages : 500
  • Category : History
  • Members : 917
  • Pdf File: english-literature.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book, which presents the whole splendid history of English literature from Anglo-Saxon times to the close of the Victorian Era, has three specific aims. The first is to create or to encourage in every student the desire to read the best books, and to know literature itself rather than what has been written about literature. The second is to interpret literature both personally and historically, that is, to show how a great book generally reflects not only the author's life and thought but also the spirit of the age and the ideals of the nation's history. The third aim is to show, by a study of each successive period, how our literature has steadily developed from its first simple songs and stories to its present complexity in prose and poetry.

Financial Crime in China

By Hongming Cheng
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137571063
  • Total of Pages : 194
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 775
  • Pdf File: financial-crime-in-china.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Given China's rapid development, many observers assert that world economic growth and key economic indicators are now depending on the country alone, including the prospects of the dollar, the Euro, oil prices, industrial commodities, global equity markets and bond prices. On the other hand, China faces a number of major social and economic challenges which could undermine future growth, such as prevalent corruption, financial crime, and the relative lack of the rule of law. Financial Crime in China builds upon original research into the topic and offers a never-before-seen look at the systemic spread of state-controlled corruption in the form of bank fraud, securities fraud, insider trading, and Ponzi schemes. Cheng presents an authentic picture of financial crime in China by identifying the latest manifestations, analyzing empirical data and case studies, and drawing conclusions about the origin, characteristics, dynamics, and developmental features of financial criminality in the context of political economy.

Servia, Youngest Member of the European Family or, A Residence in Belgrade and Travels in the Highlands and Woodlands of the Interior, during the years 1843 and 1844.

By Andrew Archibald Paton
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : tredition
  • Book Code : 3847207598
  • Total of Pages : 185
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 358
  • Pdf File: servia-youngest-member-of-the-european-family-or-a-residence-in-belgrade-and-travels-in-the-highlands-and-woodlands-of-the-interior-during-the-years-1843-and-1844.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

Nectar in a Sieve

By Kamala Markandaya
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Ravenio Books
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 255
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 257
  • Pdf File: nectar-in-a-sieve.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“This Is a Novel to Retain in Your Heart and Library” —Milwaukee Journal This beautiful and eloquent story tells of a simple peasant woman in a primitive village in India whose whole life was a gallant and persistent battle to care for those she loved. Married as a child-bride to a tenant farmer she had never seen, she worked side by side in the field with her husband to wrest a living from land that was ravaged by droughts, monsoons, and insects. With remarkable fortitude and courage, she sought to meet changing times and fight poverty and disaster. She saw one of her infants die from starvation, her daughter become a prostitute, and her sons leave the land for jobs which she distrusted. One of the outstanding novels of recent years, this book received unstinting praise from the critics: “An elemental book. It has something better than power, the truth of distilled experience.” —New York Herald Tribune “Unique in poetic beauty, in classically restrained and controlled tragedy.”—Dorothy Canfield Fisher, noted author and critic “Will wring your hearts.”—Associated Press “A superb job in telling her story.”—Christian Science Monitor

Was Revolution Inevitable?

By Tony Brenton
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0190658924
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : History
  • Members : 868
  • Pdf File: was-revolution-inevitable.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Communism's rise and eventual fall in Eastern Europe is one of the great stories of the 20th century. Within this context, the Russian Revolution's role and legacy overshadows all else. In Was Revolution Inevitable?, former British Ambassador to Russia Sir Tony Brenton has gathered essays by leading historians to trace the events that led to the overthrow of the Tsarist regime and to pinpoint moments when those events could have unfolded in a drastically different way. What would the world be like had Fanny Kaplan succeeded in assassinating Vladimir Lenin in 1918? What if the Bolsheviks had never imposed the brutal "War Communism" initiatives that devastated the Russian peasants? What if Rasputin had talked Nicholas II out of involvement in World War One, which effectively led to the Revolution and sealed the demise of the Romanov dynasty? Preeminent scholars, including Orlando Figes, Richard Pipes, Douglas Smith, and Martin Sixsmith, ruminate on these questions and many others, assembling a series of pivotal moments that reveal what might have gone differently, and, if so, what the repercussions would have been. The contributors take a variety of approaches, from imagining an alternate history, to carefully studying a precarious moment of contingency, to disproving popular imagined alternatives. All of the chapters, however, shed light on Lenin's rise to power and the proliferation of his agenda, while assessing the influence of the revolution's pivotal moments on Russian-and global-politics. Provocative and illuminating, Was Revolution Inevitable? provides an in-depth exploration of the conflict that for nearly a century has shaped world history. The Russian Revolution put totalitarian communism into power, fueled Nazism and the Second World War, and forged one of the West's greatest antagonists. Here is a book that scrutinizes how the past, present, and future of global history could have been remarkably different had the events of 1917 unfolded differently and in the process deepens our understanding of what did happen and why.

The Real Tsaritsa

By Lili Dehn
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Ravenio Books
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : History
  • Members : 942
  • Pdf File: the-real-tsaritsa.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Lili Dehn was the wife of a Russian naval officer and a friend to Tsarina Alexandra, and was with the Romanoff family during the Russian Revolution of 1917.

Lynching

By Robert W. Thurston
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317102967
  • Total of Pages : 442
  • Category : History
  • Members : 171
  • Pdf File: lynching.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Addressing one of the most controversial and emotive issues of American history, this book presents a thorough reexamination of the background, dynamics, and decline of American lynching. It argues that collective homicide in the US can only be partly understood through a discussion of the unsettled southern political situation after 1865, but must also be seen in the context of a global conversation about changing cultural meanings of 'race'. A deeper comprehension of the course of mob murder and the dynamics that drove it emerges through comparing the situation in the US with violence that was and still is happening around the world. Drawing on a variety of approaches - historical, anthropological and literary - the study shows how concepts of imperialism, gender, sexuality, and civilization profoundly affected the course of mob murder in the US. Lynching provides thought-provoking analyses of cases where race was - and was not - a factor. The book is constructed as a series of case studies grouped into three thematic sections. Part I, Understanding Lynching, starts with accounts of mob murder around the world. Part II, Lynching and Cultural Change, examines shifting concepts of race, gender, and sexuality by drawing first on the romantic travel and adventure fiction of the era 1880-1920, from authors such as H. Rider Haggard and Edgar Rice Burroughs. Changing images of black and white bodies form another major focus of this section. Part III, Blood, Debate, and Redemption in Georgia, follows the story of American collective murder and growing opposition to it in Georgia, a key site of lynching, in the early twentieth century. By situating American mob murder in a wide international context, and viewing the phenomenon as more than simply a tool of racial control, this book presents a reappraisal of one of the most unpleasant, yet important periods of America's history, one that remains crucial for understanding race relations and collective violence around the world.

Katherine

By Anya Seton
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0547416407
  • Total of Pages : 608
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 412
  • Pdf File: katherine.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Exhilarating, exuberant, and rich," Katherine is an epic novel of a love affair that changed history—that of Katherine Swynford and John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, the ancestors of most of the British royal family (Austin Chronicle). Set in the vibrant fourteenth century of Chaucer and the Black Death, the story features knights fighting in battle, serfs struggling in poverty, and the magnificent Plantagenets—Edward III, the Black Prince, and Richard II—who rule despotically over a court rotten with intrigue. Within this era of danger and romance, John of Gaunt, the king’s son, falls passionately in love with the already-married Katherine. Their affair persists through decades of war, adultery, murder, loneliness, and redemption. Anya Seton's vivid rendering of the lives of the Duke and Duchess of Lancaster makes Katherine an unmistakable classic. “An inspiration and the benchmark by which I judge historical novels.”—Alison Weir

Pan Tadeusz

By Adam Mickiewicz
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1625584822
  • Total of Pages : 265
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 366
  • Pdf File: pan-tadeusz.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

Daggers of Gold

By Katherine Deauxville
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 149763282X
  • Total of Pages : 212
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 978
  • Pdf File: daggers-of-gold.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A Saxon beauty and a courageous knight fall prey to forbidden passion, as the medieval saga that began in Blood Red Roses continues. Romantic Times praises DAGGERS OF GOLD as “A magnificent love story...real history brought to life by a consummate storyteller.” Find out for yourself what makes this spellbinding sequel to the best-selling Blood Red Roses so hot! Ingrith is the grand-daughter of a formerly powerful Saxon noble who has fallen from the King’s grace and left his family in the position of slaves and serfs. Her fiery will and glossy silver tresses set her apart from other peasant girls, but she has no control over her destiny. She remains bound by the will of others due to her family’s ancient ties to the web of intrigue surrounding the royal family. Her beauty at full flower, she finds herself the unwilling captive of a swarthy knight setting out to prove his loyalty to the King. Ingrith is to be a gift to the King, his servant and whore, until he tires of her. She refuses to submit to such an outrageous violation. But the only way she can escape is with the help of her captor, who has his own debt of honor to pay, and whose gorgeous eyes send shivers down her spine.

France in the Nineteenth Century

By Elizabeth Wormeley Latimer
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 1238
  • Category : History
  • Members : 397
  • Pdf File: france-in-the-nineteenth-century.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"France in the Nineteenth Century" by Elizabeth Wormeley Latimer. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Walks in Rome

By Augustus J. C. Hare
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 844
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 298
  • Pdf File: walks-in-rome.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Walks in Rome" by Augustus J. C. Hare. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

A Peasant in Paris

By Jan Grevstad
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Book Code : 1466942282
  • Total of Pages : 104
  • Category : Humor
  • Members : 725
  • Pdf File: a-peasant-in-paris.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Jan Grevstads second collection of nine short stories has, above all, the ambition to amuse its reader. Amid a dash of satire, his stories reflect British type of humour at its best. Mostly stories of fiction, they have strong roots in real life with compassion for the human condition and human fate. The Edelweiss Saga is based on an old tale and has an ecological touch, while The New Shooting Range is a fantasy developed from a real experience of cultural clashes in the Alps. Dont Queue is based on the true story of a Royal Norwegian visit to Geneva, and A Peasant in Paris is entirely autobiographical.

A Historical Guide to Edith Wharton

By Carol J. Singley
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0199727333
  • Total of Pages : 312
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 978
  • Pdf File: a-historical-guide-to-edith-wharton.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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.

Consumption and Gender in Southern Europe since the Long 1960s

By Kostis Kornetis,Eirini Kotsovili,Nikolaos Papadogiannis
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1472596285
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : History
  • Members : 663
  • Pdf File: consumption-and-gender-in-southern-europe-since-the-long-1960s.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Consumption and Gender in Southern Europe since the Long 1960s offers an in-depth analysis of the relationship between gender and contemporary consumer cultures in post-authoritarian Southern European societies. The book sees a diverse group of international scholars from across the social sciences draw on 14 original case studies to explore the social and cultural changes that have taken place in Spain, Portugal and Greece since the 1960s. This is the first scholarly attempt to look at the countries' similar political and socioeconomic experiences in the shift from authoritarianism to democracy through the intersecting topics of gender and consumer culture. This comparative analysis is a timely contribution to the field, providing much needed reflection on the social origins of the contemporary economic crisis that Spain, Portugal and Greece have simultaneously experienced. Bringing together past and present, the volume elaborates on the interplay between the current crisis and the memory of everyday life activities, with a focus on gender and consumer practices. Consumption and Gender in Southern Europe since the Long 1960s firmly places the Southern European region in a wider European and transatlantic context. Among the key issues that are critically discussed are 'Americanization', the 'cultural revolution of the Long 1960s' and representations of the 'Model Mrs Consumer' in the three societies. This is an important text for anyone interested in the modern history of Southern Europe or the history of gender and consumer culture in modern Europe more generally.

The Invisible Lodge

By Jean Paul
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 421
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 415
  • Pdf File: the-invisible-lodge.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"The Invisible Lodge" by Jean Paul (translated by Charles Timothy Brooks). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Cousin Bette

By Honoré de Balzac
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Book Code : 019158732X
  • Total of Pages : 518
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 377
  • Pdf File: cousin-bette.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Cousin Bette (1846) is considered to be Balzac's last great novel, and a key work in his Human Comedy. Set in the Paris of the 1830s and 1840s, it is a complex tale of the devastating effect of violent jealousy and sexual passion. Against a meticulously detailed backdrop of a post-Napoleonic France struggling with massive industrial and economic change, Balzac's characters span many classes of society, from impoverished workers and wealthy courtesans to successful businessmen and official dignitaries. The tragic outcome of the novel is relieved by occasional flashes of ironic comedy and the emergence of a younger generation which has come to terms with the new political and econimic climate. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Poor Folk in Spain

By Cora Gordon
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Book Code : 1465551697
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category :
  • Members : 336
  • Pdf File: poor-folk-in-spain.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Read and download full book Poor Folk in Spain

The Bondmaid

By Catherine Lim
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Orion
  • Book Code : 1409138321
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 386
  • Pdf File: the-bondmaid.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A little girl - Han - is sold, aged four, as a bondmaid or slave into the House of Wu, where she grows up and falls in love with the young heir. But the idyll of childhood attachment turns into a nightmare as Han, beautiful, proud and uncompromisingly loyal, struggles against the forces of tradition and tyranny in a large household where patriarchs and matriarchs wield inexorable power, lustful male relatives watch young bondmaids to claim their rightful share of pleasure, visiting monks devise ingenious schemes to combine holy public duty with unbridled private indulgence, and gods and goddesses smile to see the human drama unfold.

Sicilian Epic and the Marionette Theater

By Michael Buonanno
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476615004
  • Total of Pages : 236
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 631
  • Pdf File: sicilian-epic-and-the-marionette-theater.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This study analyzes the folkloric genres that comprise the repertoire of the marionette theater in Sicily. Here, epic, farce, saints' lives, bandits' lives, fairytales, Christian myth, and city legend offer the vehicles by which puppeteers comment upon, critique--perhaps even negotiate--the relationships among the major classes of Sicilian society: the aristocracy, the people, the clergy and the Mafia. The lynchpin of the repertoire is the Carolingian Cycle and, in particular, a contemporary version of The Song of Roland known in Sicily as The Death of the Paladins, a text which illustrates the means by which the Carolingian heroes--Charlemagne, Roland, Renaud, Ganelon, and Angelica--augment saints, bandits, Biblical figures and Sicilian folk heroes to provide the marionette theater its rhetorical function: the articulation and dissemination of the tools of Sicilian identity.

Pure, Strong and Sexless

By Henrietta Mondry
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Book Code : 9042018283
  • Total of Pages : 289
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 918
  • Pdf File: pure-strong-and-sexless.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Pure, Strong and Sexless explores the representation of gender and sexuality of peasant women in turn of the century Russian culture through the writings of populist writer Gleb Uspensky. Uspensky's numerous works address a range of issues related to sexuality, including infanticide, abortion, prostitution, adultery and venereal disease. This is the first comprehensive study of populist's fantasies in regard to the peasant woman's body as a non-sexed utopian body within Russian fin-de-siecle sexual discourse. Included in this book is the first English translation of the diary of Uspensky's psychiatrist, Dr Boris Sinani. This frank account portrays the tragic decline of a sensitive observer and writer into the psychotic and delusionary world of schizophrenia. This work is an invaluable source for students of Russian literature, gender studies, and history of psychiatry.

Global Beauty, Local Bodies

By A. Jafar,E. Casanova
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 113736534X
  • Total of Pages : 185
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 536
  • Pdf File: global-beauty-local-bodies.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This collection of original scholarly work and first-person accounts takes globalization processes and the transnational links these processes create as the jumping-off point for an examination of what it means to be, have, or aspire to a beautiful body.

East Asian Ecocriticisms

By S. Estok,W. Kim
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137345365
  • Total of Pages : 279
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 559
  • Pdf File: east-asian-ecocriticisms.pdf

Book Short Summary:

East Asian Ecocriticisms presents original essays from Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and China that define and characterize trends in East Asian ecocriticism. Drawing on diverse theoretical perspectives in environmental thought and scholarship, this volume presents valuable and original contributions to global conversations.

Tales of Old Japan

By Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford Baron Redesdale
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 2651
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 851
  • Pdf File: tales-of-old-japan.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Tales of Old Japan is an anthology of short stories which focus on various aspects of Japanese life before the Meiji Restoration. The book, which was written in 1871, forms an introduction to Japanese literature and culture, both through the stories, all adapted from Japanese sources, and Mitford's supplementary notes. Also included are Mitford's eyewitness accounts of a selection of Japanese rituals, ranging from harakiri (seppuku) and marriage to a selection of sermons.