Behold Your Queen!

A Story of Esther

Author: Gladys Malvern

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1786258250

Category: History

Page: 158

View: 1853

It is the ancient days of the Persian Empire. Hadassah was content in her quiet life in the Jewish quarter of the city of Babylon with her uncle Mordecai, who had raised her from childhood. But she was old enough to be married, and yet her uncle hadn’t arranged a marriage for her. Meanwhile in Shushan, King Ahasuerus’ marriage to the vain and selfish Vashti has ended, and a new wife must be found. Why not bring to him the most beautiful women of the kingdom, and let him choose? And so the loveliest young women of the empire are selected in local contests, and Hadassah is among those chosen to go to Shushan to meet the King. But as a Jewess in a foreign land with powerful enemies to her faith, she must conceal her true identity and take the Babylonian name of Esther. Will she find love with a man she has never met? And can she survive in a strict royal court controlled by the evil prime minister Haman, who wants to destroy her people?-Print ed.

A Short Account of Great Malvern Priory Church

A History of the Monastery, and Description of the Fabric, With a Chapter on the Ancient Glass Tiles (Classic Reprint)

Author: Anthony Charles Deane

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781332195497

Category: Architecture

Page: 122

View: 4991

Excerpt from A Short Account of Great Malvern Priory Church: A History of the Monastery, and Description of the Fabric, With a Chapter on the Ancient Glass Tiles I am ashamed to think for how many years this volume has been announced as "in preparation." Small, however, as it is, the task of gathering material for it has been not light. The historical chapter, in particular, necessitated much research. Of guide-books to Malvern and its church there are many, but they show that characteristic weakness of their tribe - a readiness to make dubious historical statements upon no real authority, and a tendency to repeat, without inquiry, each other's inaccuracies. I cannot hope that my historical chapter is free from errors, but I trust that, being equipped with references, it may prove of service to later students travelling along the same road. Most valuable assistance has been given me from many quarters. I am indebted to, among others, Dr. M. R. James, Mr. G. McN. Rushforth (who is preparing, I am glad to know, a monograph on the Priory's ancient glass), Dr. Armitage Robinson, Mr. J. W. Willis Bund, Mr. F. Bligh Bond, Mr. A. Troyte Griffith, Mrs. Way, and (by no means least) my colleague the Rev. J. E. H. Blake. The photographs of the church are mostly the skilled work of my friend the Rev. Dr. Hermitage Day. Those of the misericords, and some others, were taken for me by kind helpers who wish to be unnamed. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Nurse Nancy

Author: Kathryn Jackson

Publisher: Golden Books

ISBN: 030798270X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 5475

Many people fondly remember this book. Nancy loves to play Nurse, but her older brothers are always too busy with their big boy games to play with her. One day, when brother Billy falls and hurts himself, Nurse Nancy is at the ready! This lively, charming book from the 1950s is still fresh today. From the Hardcover edition.

Anteparadise, A Bilingual Edition

Author: Raul Zurita

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520059263

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 150

View: 7487

Here is a major work by a Chilean poet thought by many to be the most brilliant and important new voice in the Spanish language. In its first American edition, this poetry is presented in Spanish and Enlgish, so that readers of both languages may listed to Zurita's voice. Anteparadise can be read as a creative response, an act of resistance by a young artist to the violence and suffering during and after the 1973 coup that toppled the democratically elected Allende government. Zurita thus follows the example of several Latin American pets such as the Peruvian César Vallejo and Chilean Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda, sharing their passion and urgency, but his voice is unique.

John Randolph

Author: Henry Adams

Publisher: Boston : Houghton, Mifflin


Category: Legislators

Page: 326

View: 5134


Literary Gazette

Author: William Jerdan,Lovell Reeve,John Mounteney Jephson,Shirley Brooks,William Ring Workman,Christmas (afterwards Noel-Fearn, Henry),Frederick Arnold,John Morley Morley (Viscount),Charles Wycliffe Goodwin

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 5792


Mechanics and Materials

Fundamentals and Linkages

Author: Marc André Meyers,Ronald W. Armstrong,Helmut O. K. Kirchner

Publisher: Wiley-VCH


Category: Science

Page: 648

View: 7235

An understanding of the mechanical behavior of materials is crucial to the success of many technological endeavors, yet few researchers master both mechanics and materials science. This unique volume helps bridge the important gap between the two disciplines. Bringing together contributions by some of the foremost authorities in these fields, this practical work introduces materials scientists to the quantitative aspects of analysis and computation, and members of the mechanics community to the tools and applications of materials science and testing and characterization methods. The authors present diverse methodologies, practices, and nomenclature-pointing out the many shared and related concepts and helping readers tackle cross-disciplinary problems with ease. In two major parts dealing with the basics and microstructural phenomena, Mechanics and Materials: Fundamentals and Linkages features: * An easy-to-understand introduction to each discipline * Survey of the most useful analytical techniques available to materials scientists and engineers today * Broad coverage of mechanics-materials problems, from intrinsic properties to environmental influences * Mechanics topics ranging from continuum mechanics to micromechanics, encompassing elasticity, plasticity, and fracture * Materials topics such as creep, thermal activation, fatigue, polycrystallinity, dislocations, dynamic effects, and characterization methods Complete with more than 300 figures and charts, and drawing on course material from the prestigious Institute for Mechanics and Materials' summer schools, Mechanics and Materials: Fundamentals and Linkages is an indispensable guide for students and professionals seeking to expand and integrate their knowledge of these fields.

I Greet You at the Beginning of a Great Career

The Selected Correspondence of Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Allen Ginsberg, 1955-1997

Author: Lawrence Ferlinghetti,Allen Ginsberg

Publisher: City Lights Books

ISBN: 0872866785

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 284

View: 1898

One of the longest relationships between a publisher and a writer, documented in an intimate correspondence spanning their respective careers.

All Days Are Night

Author: Peter Stamm

Publisher: Other Press, LLC

ISBN: 1590516974

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

View: 6552

A novel about survival, self-reliance, and art, by Peter Stamm, finalist for the 2013 Man Booker International Prize All Days Are Night is the story of Gillian, a successful and beautiful TV host, content with her marriage to Matthias, even if she feels restless at times. One night following an argument, the couple has a terrible car accident: Matthias, who is drunk, hits a deer on the wet road and dies in the crash. Gillian wakes up in the hospital completely disfigured. Only slowly, after many twists and turns, does she put her life back together, and reconnects with a love interest of the past who becomes a possible future—or so it seems. In Stamm’s unadorned and haunting style, this new novel forcefully tells the story of a woman who loses her life but must stay alive all the same. How she works everything out in the end is at once surprising and incredibly rewarding.

The History of Margaret Catchpole

A Suffolk Girl

Author: Richard Cobbold

Publisher: N.A


Category: New South Wales

Page: 393

View: 8912

Fictionalized account of the life of Margaret Catchpole, who was convicted of theft in England in 1797 and sentenced to transportation to Australia for life.

Pictures of the Gone World

Pocket Poets Number 1

Author: Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Publisher: City Lights Publishers

ISBN: 9780872863033


Page: 48

View: 5515

Published to celebrate forty years of City Lights publishing, which began with the letterpress printing of this book in 1955. It was Lawrence Ferlinghetti's first book, and it has been reprinted twenty-one times, having never been out of print. The...