A Tale of Two Biddies

Author: Kylie Logan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698137345

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 6376

When it comes to solving mysteries, these ladies are in a league of their own… Summer can be the best of times or the worst of times for the resort town of Put-in-Bay on Lake Erie. For Bea Cartwright, business is booming as guests storm her B and B for the Bastille Day celebration. In honor of the holiday, the League of Literary Ladies is reading the Charles Dickens’ classic, A Tale of Two Cities. It would be hard to make a more apropos selection—especially when they have their very own Defarge sisters, elderly twins Margaret and Alice, who run the local knitting shop. On Bastille Day, the head-banging rock band Guillotine shows their chops for the tourists—but the celebration is soon cut short. With something needling the Defarge dowagers and secrets that lead to murder, solving this mystery will be a far, far better thing than the Literary Ladies have done before. They’ll just have to make sure to keep their heads while they try to stop a killer’s reign of terror…

A Tale of Two Biddies

A New Wrinkle on Aging with Grace

Author: Vicki Kuyper

Publisher: BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC

ISBN: 142455053X

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 894

Aging is a gift—a privilege best enjoyed with open arms and a grateful heart. Meet Kitty and Mardel, also affectionately known as St. Katherine and the Dragon Lady. Through a good dose of humor and some hard-earned insight, A Tale of Two Biddies tells the entertaining story of the two women who inspired this book. One was kind, tender-hearted, and humble; the other was critical, pessimistic, self-centered, and sharp-tongued. As these women aged and their inhibitions fell away, the true character of their hearts became increasingly evident to those around them. For better and for worse. In this book Vicki Kuyper explores the issues women face as they age and encourages them to make the most of the latter seasons of their lives. We can’t control the aging process, but we can choose how we’ll face each day, ultimately shaping our hearts and who we become. We grow old in the blink of an eye. Growing up takes considerably longer. That means there’s no better time than right now to reevaluate our habits, our faith, and our future. We can choose what draws us closer to God and closer to being the amazing women God created us to be. That’s life at its finest.

Great Expectations & A Tale of Two Cities

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8027231310

Category: Fiction

Page: 869

View: 3727

A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations are two much-loved novels by Charles Dickens. Tale of Two Cities is is a novel set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The main characters — Doctor Alexandre Manette, Charles Darnay, and Sydney Carton — are all recalled to life, or resurrected, in different ways as turmoil erupts. Great Expectations centers around a poor young man by the name of Pip, who is given the chance to make himself a gentleman by a mysterious benefactor. Great Expectations offers a fascinating view of the differences between classes during the Victorian era, as well as a great sense of comedy and pathos. Charles Dickens ( 1812 – 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's most memorable fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period. During his life, his works enjoyed unprecedented fame, and by the twentieth century his literary genius was broadly acknowledged by critics and scholars. His novels and short stories continue to be widely popular.

A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations (Bantam Classics Editions)

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Bantam Classics

ISBN: 0345529642

Category: Fiction

Page: 976

View: 7633

Two classic Charles Dickens novels now available together in one convenient eBook. A Tale of Two Cities Contains an afterword by Stephen Koch. With his sublime parting words, "It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done..." Sidney Carton joins that exhalted group of Dickensian characters who have earned a permanent place in the popular literary imagination. His dramatic story, set against the volcanic fury of the French Revolution and pervaded by the ominous rumble of the death carts trundling toward the guillotine, is the heart-stirring tale of a heroic soul in an age gone mad. A masterful pageant of idealism, love, and adventure -- in a Paris bursting with revolutionary frenzy, and a London alive with anxious anticipation -- A Tale of Two Cities is one of Dickens's most energetic and exciting works. Great Expectations Contains an introduction by John Irving. In the marshy mists of a village churchyard, a tiny orphan boy named Pip is suddenly terrified by a shivering, limping convict on the run. Years later, a supremely arrogant young Pip boards the coach to London where, by the grace of a mysterious benefactor, he will join the ranks of the idle rich and "become a gentleman." Finally, in the luminous mists of the village at evening, Pip the man meets Estella, his dazzingly beautiful tormentor, in a ruined garden--and lays to rest all the heartaches and illusions that his "great expectations" have brought upon him. Dickens's biographer, Edgar H. Johnson, has said that--except for the author's last-minute tampering with his original ending--Great Expectations is "the most perfectly constructed and perfectly written of all Dickens's works." In John Irving's Introduction to this edition, the novelist takes the view that Dickens's revised ending is "far more that mirror of the quality of trust in the novel as a whole." Both versions of the ending are printed here.

Uncle Scrooge #35

Author: Giorgio Fontana,Thad Komorowski

Publisher: IDW Publishing


Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: N.A

View: 8364

“A Tale of Two Biddies!” It’s Valentine’s Day in Duckburg, and Scrooge faces a firestorm from two dastardly dates—Klondike goldminer Glittering Goldie and brassy business-gal Brigitta MacBridge! What have they got that Scrooge hasn’t got? Wouldn’t you like to know?

Das Schatzbuch der Köchin

Author: Martine Bailey

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 364450511X

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 6286

Eine kluge Köchin Eines weiß Biddy Leigh: Ihrer neuen Herrin ist nicht zu trauen. Sogar das beste Hühnerfrikassee verfüttert Lady Carinna an ihr lästiges Schoßhündchen. Und dieses Biest muss sie nun für ein Jahr nach Italien begleiten! Eine gefährliche Reise Während der beschwerlichen Kutschfahrt über London, Paris und die schneebedeckten Alpen entdeckt Biddy schon bald den Grund für den überstürzten Aufbruch: Lady Carinna ist schwanger – sicher nicht von ihrem zeugungsunfähigen Gemahl. Ein Netz aus Lügen und Täuschung Immer weiter wird Biddy in Carinnas Intrigen hineingezogen, bis sie sogar in die Rolle ihrer Herrin schlüpfen soll. Da kann ihr nur ihre Schlagfertigkeit helfen. Und das alte Kochbuch, das ihr eine gute Freundin mit auf die Reise gab ...

Time Patterns in Later Dickens

A Study of the Thematic Implications of the Temporal Organization of Bleak House, Hard Times, Little Dorrit, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations and Our Mutual Friend

Author: Soultana Maglavera

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789051836905

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 251

View: 1185

This study offers a series of readings of Dickens's later novels: Bleak House, Hard Times, Little Dorrit, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, and Our Mutual Friend. The discussions of the novels assume the basic distinction between the arrangement of events in their chronological order (story) and their arrangement in the narrative (plot), and are based on Genette's classifications of the various types of anachronies as well as on the more functionally oriented categories of anachronies I myself suggest. The temporal organization of the narratives, in upsetting the sequential order of events in specific ways, invites reflection on the very nature of the notion of causality, which, in turn, is related to two interconnected ideas: that truth is not always to be found by logical reasoning and that appearances do not necessarily convey the truth. Closely related to these ideas is a Christian attitude towards time: both linear and circular forms of time are subsumed and at the same time re-formulated within a Christian vision of time, informed by the basic human feelings of love and compassion.

How Social Security Picks Your Pocket

A Story of Waste, Fraud, and Inequities

Author: Joseph Fried

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 0875862497

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 228

View: 4683

How Social Security Picks Your Pocket, written by an MBA-CPA, exposes how Social Security is implemented - who wins, who loses, and how the game is played; and offers suggestions for improvements to the system.

Tales of Two Peninsulas

Author: Gary F. Swagart

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595098584

Category: Fiction

Page: 156

View: 6304

Tales of Two Peninsulas – Gary Swagart takes readers back to days of yesteryear in his tales about Michiganders from the Northcountry. Many of his characters are from the ranks of the poor and downtrodden who are just trying to survive one way or another. Aside from the mention of snow with cold weather and the names such as Toivo, Einard, Gutsu and Laakaniemala that may sound a bit strange, these tales could have happened anywhere. Real “characters” are not unique to Northern Michigan. They are scattered throughout the country and are much more plentiful than you might think if you just pay a little attention. In these folksy tales, Gary has captured several of these poor and downtrodden characters on paper where they can survive and go on sharing their joys and sorrows forever, though they would fall through the cracks left by the history books.

The Best of Charles Dickens: A Tale of Two Cities + Great Expectations + David Copperfield + Oliver Twist + A Christmas Carol (Illustrated)

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8074843297

Category: Fiction

Page: 4759

View: 9876

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Best of Charles Dickens: A Tale of Two Cities + Great Expectations + David Copperfield + Oliver Twist + A Christmas Carol (Illustrated)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. A Tale of Two Cities A Tale of Two Cities is a novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralized by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the early years of the revolution, and many unflattering social parallels with life in London during the same time period. It follows the lives of several protagonists through these events. Great Expectations Great Expectations is a bildungsroman, or a coming-of-age novel, and it is a classic work of Victorian literature. It depicts the growth and personal development of an orphan named Pip. The novel was first published in serial form in Dickens' weekly periodical All the Year Round, from 1 December 1860 to August 1861. David Copperfield David Copperfield is the common name of the eighth novel by Charles Dickens, first published as a novel in 1850. Many elements of the novel follow events in Dickens' own life, and it is probably the most autobiographical of his novels. Oliver Twist Oliver Twist is notable for Dickens' unromantic portrayal of criminals and their sordid lives. The book exposed the cruel treatment of many a waif-child in London, which increased international concern in what is sometimes known as "The Great London Waif Crisis": the large number of orphans in London in the Dickens era. A Christmas Carol The tale has been viewed by critics as an indictment of 19th-century industrial capitalism. It has been credited with restoring the holiday to one of merriment and festivity in Britain and America after a period of sobriety and sombreness. Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's most memorable fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period. During his life, his works enjoyed unprecedented fame, and by the twentieth century his literary genius was broadly acknowledged by critics and scholars. His novels and short stories continue to be widely popular.

The Shallow Seas

A Tale of Two Cities: Singapore and Batavia

Author: Dawn Farnham

Publisher: Monsoon Books

ISBN: 981435841X

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 5543

In this sequel to "The Red Thread", the sexy Regency-style romance set in the exotic East, Charlotte Macleod is nineteen, pregnant, and alone in 1842. She is fleeing a scandalous liaison with her married Chinese lover, a liaison which would bring ruin on him, herself, and her brother, Robert, the police chief of Singapore. When Tigran Manouk, forty, and the richest merchant in Batavia, capital of the Dutch East Indies, asks for her hand in marriage, the choice is no choice. Through loss and pain, Charlotte will find a way to make a life with a man she does not love in a town she does not understand. Until she returns to Singapore, to the town where the man she loves waits for her, to face the hardest decision of her life. This is Vol.2 in "The Straits Quartet".

Great expectations

Hard times ; A christmas carol ; A tale of two cities

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Gramercy

ISBN: 9780517053607

Category: Fiction

Page: 864

View: 2582

Includes the major works by one of the greatest names in literature. Namely, Great Expectations, Hard Times, A Christmas Carol and A Tale of Two Cities. This Library of Literary Classics edition is bound in padded leather with luxurious gold-stamping on the front and spine, satin ribbon marker and gilded edges. Other titles in this Library of Literary Classics series include: Charlotte & Emily Bronte: The Complete Novels; Edgar Allan Poe: Selected Works; Mark Twain: Selected Works; Jane Austen: The Complete Novels: Lewis Carroll: The Complete, Fully Illustrated Works; and William Shakespeare: The Complete Works. Four literary classics; 'Great Expectations', 'Hard Times', 'A Christmas Carol', and 'A Tale of Two Cities'. The four books collected here reveal much of Dicken's development as a novelist. His early works lampooned the abuses of society, but with a confidence that they could be overcome with goodwill and common sense. In his later novels he had become a penetrating social critic, analyzing the materialism and greed of his age in long, complicated panoramas that no longer offered solution that depended on a triumph of human nature.

Dickens and the Daughter of the House

Author: Hilary M. Schor

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139425056

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

View: 8191

Feminist criticism has not been kind to Charles Dickens. The characters George Orwell referred to as 'legless angels' - Little Nell, Agnes Wickfield, Esther Summerson and others - have been conjured as evidence of Dickens' inability to create 'real' women. Critics wishing to rescue him have turned to the dark, angry women - Nancy, Lady Dedlock, Miss Wade - who disrupt the calm surface of some of Dickens' novels. In this book Hilary M. Schor argues that the role of the good daughter is interwoven with that of her angry double in Dickens' fiction, and is the centre of narrative authority in the Dickens' novel. As the good daughters must leave their father's house and enter the world of the marketplace, they transform and rewrite the stories they are empowered to tell. The daughter's uncertain legal status and her power of narrative gave Dickens a way of reading and writing his own culture differently.

I Voted for Biddy Schumacher

Mismatched Tales from the Mind of Brian Centrone

Author: Brian Centrone

Publisher: New Lit Salon Press

ISBN: 0988551209

Category: Fiction

Page: 25

View: 551

I Voted for Biddy Schumacher: Mismatched Tales from the Mind of Brian Centrone is a collection of three short stories from up and coming author, Brian Centrone. The collection opens with “The Life and Times of Biddy Schumacher: A Fantastic Story.” In this bizarre and enchanting tale of small town life, readers are introduced to quirky, religious zealot Biddy Schumacher whose decision to run for political office changes the course of her life. In “A Shade of Gray” (INK) independent, spirited Emma must try and find the courage and words to tell her boyfriend, “it’s over.” Finally, the well-received “Exit” (Voyages, Red Rover) completes this trio of stories, taking the reader on a late night car ride while the driver examines his life, friends, and relationships.

Im ersten Licht des Morgens


Author: Virginia Baily

Publisher: Diana Verlag

ISBN: 3641170087

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 3647

Kraftvoll und berührend erzählt Virginia Baily von Liebe und Rettung, Schuld und Verantwortung vor der atmosphärischen Kulisse Roms Bevor an einem Morgen im Jahr 1943 die Sonne aufgeht, tritt Chiara im besetzten Rom auf die Straße. Noch ahnt sie nicht, dass sie an diesem Tag einem kleinen Jungen das Leben retten wird. Doch als sie Daniele begegnet, verbinden sich ihre Schicksale unwiderruflich miteinander. Chiara nimmt ihn allen Widrigkeiten zum Trotz an wie einen Sohn. Aus Liebe tut sie fortan alles, um ihn zu schützen – und aus Liebe begeht sie nach Kriegsende einen folgenschweren Verrat ...

Great Expectations (Illustrated)

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Top Five Books LLC

ISBN: 0978927087

Category: Fiction

Page: 572

View: 2529

This Top Five Classics edition of Great Expectations Includes: • More than 30 b&w and color illustrations by Marcus Stone, F.A. Fraser, John McLenan, F.O.C. Darley, and others • Dickens’s original ending, included as an addendum at the end of the book • A helpful introduction, author bio, and bibliography Great Expectations is Charles Dickens’s beloved, autobiographical tale of a poor boy haunted by a dark secret and harboring grand hopes for his future as a gentleman. Pip, the story’s narrator, takes us through his early life—from his brush with an escaped convict on the marshes of southeast England to his exposure to genteel society through the warped old Miss Havisham and her icy protégé, the alluring young Estella. Apprenticed to the blacksmith, the tender-hearted Joe, Pip’s fortunes change dramatically thanks to a mysterious benefactor, and he must figure out what is real and what is false as he navigates his new world, while never quite escaping his old. Considered by many to be Dickens’s greatest work, Great Expectations will transport you, move you, and stay with you forever. Beautifully yet simply formatted, carefully edited, and featuring more than 30 illustrations from the artists who realized the first serialized chapters and many of the early book editions of Great Expectations, this is the definitive digital version of the Dickens classic.

Fairy Folk Tales of Ireland

Author: William Butler Yeats

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684829525

Category: Fiction

Page: 387

View: 5604

Collected stories depict the antics of the fairies, ghosts, evil spirits, saints, and other unique characters found in the folklore of Ireland