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The Old Nurse's Story

By Elizabeth Gaskell
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Pages : 22
  • Category : Art
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The Old Nurse's Story is a ghost tale by Elizabeth Gaskell. Little Miss Rosamond her loving nurse move into an old mansion. Very soon it becomes clear that there are secrets to be discovered, strange nocturnal sounds and spooky shapes moving about.

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Hours of great reading await, with ghostly tales from some of the 19th and 20th century's most renowned authors. Here is the lineup: AT CHRIGHTON ABBEY, by Mary Elizabeth Braddon THE HAUNTED MILL, by Jerome K. Jerome THE GHOST CLUB, by John Kendrick Bangs THE SHADOWS OF THE DEAD, by Louis Becke THE ROOM IN THE TOWER, by E. F. Benson THE HAUNTED AND THE HAUNTERS, by Lord Edward Bulwer-Lytton THE MIDDLE BEDROOM, by H. de Vere Stacpoole THE DRUMMER GHOST, by John William DeForest MISS JÉROMETTE AND THE CLERGYMAN, by Wilkie Collins THE SPECTRE BRIDE, by William Harrison Ainsworth THE TAPESTRIED CHAMBER; or, The Lady in the Square, by Sir Walter Scott THE OLD NURSE’S STORY, by Elizabeth Gaskell THE JUDGE’S HOUSE, by Bram Stoker AT THE END OF THE PASSAGE, by Rudyard Kipling THE WITHERED ARM, by Thomas Hardy JOHN CHARRINGTON’S WEDDING, by Edith Nesbit THE MAN OF SCIENCE, by Jerome K. Jerome WHAT DID MISS DARRINGTON SEE? by Emma B. Cobb A GHOST STORY, by Mark Twain THE SOUL OF ROSE DÉDÉ, by M.E.M. Davis THE HOUSE OF THE NIGHTMARE, by Edward Lucas White REALITY OR DELUSION? by Mrs Henry Wood FISHER’S GHOST, by John Lang THROUGH THE IVORY GATE, by Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews THE COLD EMBRACE, by Mary Elizabeth Braddon And don't forget to check out all the other volumes in the "Megapack" series! Search on "Wildside Megapack" in your favorite ebook store to see the complete list...covering adventure stories, military, fantasy, ghost stories, westerns, mysteries, and much more!

Short Stories. The Old Nurse’s Story and other Tales

By Gaskell E.C.
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Book Code : 5521068295
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  • Category : Fiction
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Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell was an English novelist, biographer, and short story writer. Her novels offer a detailed portrait of the lives of many strata of Victorian society, including the very poor, and are of interest to social historians as well as lovers of literature. Some of Gaskell’s best known novels are Cranford, North and South and Wives and Daughters.

The Old Nurse's Stories II

By Gaskell E.C.
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Book Code : 5521075933
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  • Category : Fiction
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Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell was an English novelist, biographer, and short story writer. Her novels offer a detailed portrait of the lives of many strata of Victorian society, including the very poor, and are of interest to social historians as well as lovers of literature. The Old Nurse’s Stories II is a collection of three beautifully written and gripping tales, including Crowley Castle which is set in eighteenth-century England, featuring a love triangle of sorts.

Mary Barton

By Elizabeth Gaskell
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0141920203
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 509
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Mary Barton is beautiful but has been born poor. Her father fights for the rights of his fellow workers, but Mary wants to make a better life for them both. She rashly decides to reject her lover Jem, a struggling engineer, in the hope of marrying the rich mill-owner's son Henry Carson and securing a safe future. But when Henry is shot down in the street and Jem becomes the main suspect, Mary finds herself hopelessly torn between them. She also discovers an unpleasant truth - one that could bring tragedy upon everyone, and threatens to destroy her.

Nineteenth-Century Stories by Women

By Glennis Stephenson
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  • Publisher : Broadview Press
  • Book Code : 1770482032
  • Total of Pages : 504
  • Category : History
  • Members : 388
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"The female novelist of the nineteenth century may have frequently encountered opposition and interference from the male literary establishment, but the female short story writer, working in a genre that was seen as less serious and less profitable, found her work to be actively encouraged." - from the Introduction. During the nineteenth century women writers finally began to be as popular—and as respected—as their male counterparts. We are all familiar with the novels of Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, Elizabeth Gaskell, George Eliot and the Bröntes. Less familiar is the short fiction of the period; yet a great many nineteenth-century stories by women—both famous and obscure—retain in full measure their power to fascinate and to entertain. For this anthology Glennis Stephenson brings together stories by both British and North American writers; by such established luminaries as Shelley, Gaskell and Kate Chopin; and by lesser-known writers such as the Anglo-Indian writer Flora Steel, the Afro-American Alice Dunbar Nelson and the Canadian Annie Howells Frèchette. The result is an anthology that will be as interesting to the general reader as it will be useful to the student. Stephenson provides background information on all authors, together with a general introduction.

Nineteenth-Century Stories by Women

By Glennis Stephenson
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  • Publisher : Broadview Press
  • Book Code : 9781770482036
  • Total of Pages : 504
  • Category : History
  • Members : 732
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"The female novelist of the nineteenth century may have frequently encountered opposition and interference from the male literary establishment, but the female short story writer, working in a genre that was seen as less serious and less profitable, found her work to be actively encouraged." - from the Introduction. During the nineteenth century women writers finally began to be as popular—and as respected—as their male counterparts. We are all familiar with the novels of Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, Elizabeth Gaskell, George Eliot and the Bröntes. Less familiar is the short fiction of the period; yet a great many nineteenth-century stories by women—both famous and obscure—retain in full measure their power to fascinate and to entertain. For this anthology Glennis Stephenson brings together stories by both British and North American writers; by such established luminaries as Shelley, Gaskell and Kate Chopin; and by lesser-known writers such as the Anglo-Indian writer Flora Steel, the Afro-American Alice Dunbar Nelson and the Canadian Annie Howells Frèchette. The result is an anthology that will be as interesting to the general reader as it will be useful to the student. Stephenson provides background information on all authors, together with a general introduction.

Purity and Pollution

By A. Bashford
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0230501249
  • Total of Pages : 188
  • Category : History
  • Members : 502
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Like medical knowledge and practice itself, most medical histories are fascinated with the bodies of patients. Bashford examines practitioners of medicine, as well as patients, as embodied and sexed subjects. She brings together recent cultural and feminist theories on the body, nineteenth-century medical history and the history of gender and Victorian feminism. Purity and Pollution is a cultural history which investigates the ways in which many different practitioners - male and female doctors, nurses, midwives, accoucheurs - were implicated in a discourse and a material practice inescapably about the pure and the polluted.

The Nation of Nurses

By Dr. Jalil A. Johnson, PhD, MS, ANP-BC
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  • Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
  • Book Code : 0826152686
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 315
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Inspires nurses to envision themselves as leaders, innovators, and agents of change Firmly grounded in the digital age, this unique and innovative book focuses on the challenges and opportunities for nurses in the 21st century. The author, one of nursing's fastest-rising influencers, focuses on the power dynamic between nurses and the healthcare system—which often impedes opportunities for nurses to manage and lead effectively—and offers contemporary solutions that help nurses to mobilize and completely revolutionize healthcare as we know it. Based on the author's extensive experience with digital and online trends, communities, and spaces, the book offers practical strategies whereby nurses can assert themselves within the healthcare and education systems to make positive change on institutional, regional, and national levels. Focusing on nurse self-advocacy, the book offers concrete strategies to ameliorate a top concern for nurses: a perceived lack of power and respect in the workplace. It features step-by-step processes for empowering and mobilizing nurses as change agents at a systemic level, demonstrates how nurses can alter cultural norms and perceptions of their profession, and illustrates how nurses can maximize their influence and impact on institutional and government policy. Woven throughout is the author's extraordinary personal story of rising from a Certified Nursing Assistant to CEO of the largest nurse-run online community. Key Features: Delivers contemporary strategies to help nurses powerfully assert themselves within the healthcare and education systems toward effecting positive change Discusses how nurses can significantly impact healthcare on institutional, regional, and national levels Addresses a top concern for nurses: a perceived lack of power and respect in the workplace Accessibly written for all nurses with step-by-step instructions for implementing the book's concepts and strategies Demonstrates how to use social media platforms to expand the influence of nurses in the healthcare system

A Cup of Comfort for Nurses

By Colleen Sell
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1605503754
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 287
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A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.