The Woman Who Did

Grant Allen's Top Collection

Author: Grant Allen

Publisher: 谷月社

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

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The controversial subject matter of Grant Allen's novel, The Woman Who Did, made it a major bestseller in 1895. It tells the story of Herminia Barton, a university-educated New Woman who, because of her belief that marriage oppresses women, refuses to marry her lover even though she shares his bed and bears his child. Her ideals come into disastrous conflict with intensely patriarchal late Victorian England. Indeed, Allen intended his novel to shock readers into a serious exploration of some of the major issues in fin de siècle sexual politics, issues that he himself, in various periodical articles under the rubric of the "Woman Question," had played a leading role in opening up to public debate. This Broadview edition contains a critical introduction as well as a rich selection of appendices which include excerpts from Allen's writings on women, sex, and marriage; contemporary writings on the "Sex Problem"; documents pertaining to the Marriage Debate; contemporary responses to the novel; and excerpts from two parodies of the novel. I. Mrs. Dewsbury's lawn was held by those who knew it the loveliest in Surrey. The smooth and springy sward that stretched in front of the house was all composed of a tiny yellow clover. It gave beneath the foot like the pile on velvet. One's gaze looked forth from it upon the endless middle distances of the oak-clad Weald, with the uncertain blue line of the South Downs in the background. Ridge behind ridge, the long, low hills of paludina limestone stood out in successive tiers, each thrown up against its neighbor by the misty haze that broods eternally over the wooded valley; till, roaming across them all, the eye rested at last on the rearing scarp of Chanctonbury Ring, faintly pencilled on the furthest skyline. Shadowy phantoms of dim heights framed the verge to east and west. Alan Merrick drank it in with profound satisfaction. After those sharp and clear-cut Italian outlines, hard as lapis lazuli, the mysterious vagueness, the pregnant suggestiveness, of our English scenery strikes the imagination; and Alan was fresh home from an early summer tour among the Peruginesque solidities of the Umbrian Apennines. "How beautiful it all is, after all," he said, turning to his entertainer. "In Italy 'tis the background the painter dwells upon; in England, we look rather at the middle distance." Mrs. Dewsbury darted round her the restless eye of a hostess, to see upon whom she could socially bestow him. "Oh, come this way," she said, sweeping across the lawn towards a girl in a blue dress at the opposite corner. "You must know our new-comer. I want to introduce you to Miss Barton, from Cambridge. She's SUCH a nice girl too,—the Dean of Dunwich's daughter."...

The Woman in the Window - Was hat sie wirklich gesehen?

Der Spannungsbestseller des Jahres!

Author: A. J. Finn

Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag

ISBN: 3641220955

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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Der internationale Bestseller: von 0 auf Platz 1 der New York Times-Bestsellerliste und von 0 auf Platz 2 der Sunday Times-Bestsellerliste in England! »Der fesselndste Thriller, den ich seit 'Gone Girl' gelesen habe. A.J. Finn ist ein kühner Debütautor – meisterhaft.« Tess Gerritsen Anna Fox lebt allein. Ihr schönes großes Haus in New York wirkt leer. Trotzdem verlässt sie nach einem traumatischen Erlebnis ihre vier Wände nicht mehr. Anna verbringt ihre Tage damit, mit Fremden online zu chatten, zu viel zu trinken – und ihre Nachbarn durchs Fenster zu beobachten. Bis eines Tages die Russels ins Haus gegenüber einziehen – Vater, Mutter und Sohn. Bei dem Anblick vermisst Anna mehr denn je ihr früheres Leben, vor allem, als die neue Nachbarin sie besucht. Kurze Zeit später wird sie Zeugin eines brutalen Überfalls. Sie will helfen. Doch sie traut sich nach wie vor nicht, das Haus zu verlassen. Die Panik holt sie ein. Ihr wird schwarz vor Augen. Als sie aus ihrer Ohnmacht erwacht, will ihr niemand glauben. Angeblich ist nichts passiert ...

The Woman Who Swallowed a Toothbrush

And Other Weird Medical Case Histories

Author: Rob Myers,Rob Myers, M.D.

Publisher: E C W Press

ISBN: 9781550225693

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 200

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Join Dr. Myers in his quest for unusual case studies as he unravels the great medical mysteries of our age: Why did the woman swallow the toothbrush? Was it an accident? Why was the brush end not facing down?

The Woman Who

Author: Jacqueline Ashman

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1291696636

Category: Suspense fiction

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The Woman Who Loved the Moon

Author: Elizabeth A. Lynn

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575125314

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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This contains: Wizard's Domain; The Gods of Reorth; We All Have to Go; The Saints of Driman; I Dream of a Fish, I Dream of a Bird; The Island; The Dragon that Lived in the Sea; Mindseye; The Man Who Was Pregnant; Obsessions; The Woman in the Phone Booth; Don't Look at Me; Jubilee's Story; The Circus that Disappeared; The White King's Dream; and The Woman Who Love the Moon.

The Woman Who Lost Her Soul and Other Stories

Author: Jovita González Mireles

Publisher: Arte Publico Press

ISBN: 9781611923346

Category: Animals

Page: 157

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The writer Jovita González was a long memeber- and ultimately seved as president- of Texas Folklore Society, which strve to preserve the oral traditions and customs of her native state. Many of the folklore-based stories in this volume were published by González in periodicals such as Southwest Review from the 1920s through the 1940s but have been gathered here for the first time. Sergio Reyna has brought together more than thirty narratives by González and arranged them into Animal Tales (such as "The Mescal-Drinking Horse"); Tales of Humans ("The Bullet-Swallower"); Tales of Popular Customs ("Shelling Corn by Moonlight); Religious Tales ("The Guadalupana Vine); Tales of Mexican Ancestrors ("Ambriosio the Indian); and Tales of Ghosts, Demons, and Buried Treasure ("The Woman Who Lost Her Soul"). Reyna also provides a helpful introduction that succinctly surveys the authors life and work, analyzing her writings within their historical and cultural contexts.

The Woman Who Dared to Dare

Author: William Coles

Publisher: Thames River Press

ISBN: 1783082062

Category: Fiction

Page: 298

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Kim is a young trainee reporter in the Cotswolds. He has the luck to be swimming every morning with the astonishingly beautiful Sasha. Men go crazy for her. Kim dreams up a plan to win her heart: for a full year, he’ll pretend he’s not even interested. Then Kim eventually does the unbelievable. He wins Sasha round. She is everything he’s ever wanted – fun and beautiful and supremely sexy. But can something this good ever last for long?

The Woman Who Would be King

Author: Kara Cooney

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780746512

Category: History

Page: 999

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Hatshepsut, the daughter of a general who took Egypt's throne without status as a king’s son and a mother with ties to the previous dynasty, was born into a privileged position of the royal household. Married to her brother, she was expected to bear the sons who would legitimize the reign of her father’s family. Her failure to produce a male heir was ultimately the twist of fate that paved the way for her inconceivable rule as a cross-dressing king. At just twenty, Hatshepsut ascended to the rank of king in an elaborate coronation ceremony that set the tone for her spectacular twenty-two year reign as co-regent with Thutmose III, the infant king whose mother Hatshepsut out-maneuvered for a seat on the throne. Hatshepsut was a master strategist, cloaking her political power plays with the veil of piety and sexual expression. Just as women today face obstacles from a society that equates authority with masculinity, Hatshepsut had to shrewdly operate the levers of a patriarchal system to emerge as Egypt's second female pharaoh.

The Woman Who Dared Touch Jesus

Author: Ginger Tsang

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0578000466

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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This is the amazing, fictional story of the life of the woman who touched Jesus' cloak and was healed. Where the Biblical Gospels of Luke, Mark and Matthew mention her miracle in passing, we follow the character, Elishva from her childhood in a loving family to a young marriage and long travel, settling in Capernaum. After nursing her own husband from wounds incited by a Jewish riot, she herself becomes a victim of marital abuse. Despite her many prayers, her heart's desire of having a child is unanswered. Isolated and far from all who love her, Elishva falls severely ill and begins a dark, hopeless existence as one of the "unclean". Finally, with a nudging from an Essene priest, Elishva, now desperate for her life and marriage, ventures out of her home prison to reclaim her life through the miracle of touching Jesus. Deeply engaging, The Woman Who Dared Touch Jesus combines artful storytelling and a startling close look at Jewish life in the time of Jesus.

There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor's Baby

Scary Fairy Tales

Author: Ludmilla Petrushevskaya

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101145013

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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New York Times Bestseller Winner of the World Fantasy Award One of New York Magazine’s 10 Best Books of the Year One of NPR’s 5 Best Works of Foreign Fiction The celebrated scary fairy tales of Russia’s preeminent contemporary fiction writer—the author of the prizewinning memoir about growing up in Stalinist Russia, The Girl from the Metropol Hotel Vanishings and aparitions, nightmares and twists of fate, mysterious ailments and supernatural interventions haunt these stories by the Russian master Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, heir to the spellbinding tradition of Gogol and Poe. Blending the miraculous with the macabre, and leavened by a mischievous gallows humor, these bewitching tales are like nothing being written in Russia—or anywhere else in the world—today.

The Woman Who Named God

Abraham's Dilemma and the Birth of Three Faiths

Author: Charlotte Gordon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316040665

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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The saga of Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar is the tale of origin for all three monotheistic faiths. Abraham must choose between two wives who have borne him two sons. One wife and son will share in his wealth and status, while the other two are exiled into the desert. Long a cornerstone of Western anxiety, the story chronicles a very famous and troubled family, and sheds light on the ongoing conflict between the Judeo-Christian and Islamic worlds. How did this ancient story become one of the least understood and most frequently misinterpreted of our cultural myths? Gordon explores this legendary love triangle to give us a startling perspective on three biblical characters who--with their jealousies, passions, and doubts--actually behave like human beings. THE WOMAN WHO NAMED GOD is a compelling, smart, and provocative take on one of the Bible's most intriguing and troubling love stories.

The Woman Who Rode Away and Other Stories

Author: D. H. Lawrence,Dieter Mehl

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521294300

Category: Fiction

Page: 556

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These thirteen short stories were written between 1924 and 1928. Eleven were collected in The Woman Who Rode Away (1928), though 'The Man Who Loved Islands' appeared in the American edition only and the other two in The Lovely Lady (1933). An unpublished fragment 'A Pure Witch' is also included.

The Woman Who Isn't There

The Disappearance of Alice Martin

Author: Geoffrey Lambert

Publisher: DoctorZed Publishing

ISBN: 0987544586

Category: Bank robberies

Page: 306

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Alice Martin is a seemingly normal suburban housewife. Then she attends a party and is never seen again. Her husband, Professor Jack Martin, is the prime suspect in her disappearance, but Detective Sergeant Nic Rysakov isn't so sure. Unfortunately for DS Rysakov the case turns cold: nobody saw her at the party and nobody saw her leave. Alice Martin is a mystery. There are simply no leads, except for one. When three hundred million dollars is stolen from an investment bank in Nassau, DS Rysakov seeks the help of Will Callaghan, CEO of the Natalyia Trust. He reluctantly follows the money trail, a trail that leads to the inner sanctums of the international corporate world, a high stakes world of secrets, revenge, prostitution, insider trading, and murder. A world in which six degrees of separation means nobody is safe...

The Woman Who Married a Cloud

The Collected Short Stories

Author: Jonathan Carroll

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453287965

Category: Fiction

Page: 584

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Nominated for a 2012 Bram Stoker Award and a 2013 British Fantasy Award: Thirty-eight extraordinary stories from award-winning author Jonathan Carroll For more than thirty years, Jonathan Carroll’s writing has defied genre conventions. Known for his novels—including The Land of Laughs, Bones of the Moon, Sleeping in Flame, and many other compelling and often surreal stories—Carroll has also created an eloquent body of short fiction. The Woman Who Married a Cloud brings his stories together for the first time. In the title story, a matchmaking effort goes awry and leads one woman to a harrowing moment of self-discovery. In “The Heidelberg Cylinder,” Hell becomes so overcrowded that Satan sends some of his lost souls back to Earth. And in “Alone Alarm,” a man is kidnapped by multiple versions of himself. By turns haunting, melancholic, and enchanting, Carroll’s richly layered stories illuminate universal experiences, passions, and griefs. Described by NPR’s Alan Cheuse as “so richly imaginative, so intellectually daring,” The Woman Who Married a Cloud is essential reading for Carroll fans and short-story lovers alike. This ebook contains an exclusive illustrated biography of the author including rare images from his personal collection.

The Woman Who Wouldn't Die

A Dr Siri Murder Mystery

Author: Colin Cotterill

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780878338

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

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Until the French government declassified documents concerning their ignominious defeat at Dien Bien Phu, Madam Daeng's past had been a well-kept secret. Now Dr Siri's wife is vulnerable and being stalked by a killer. But when Dr Siri whisks her away for a romantic working weekend, they encounter an even greater threat. For Dr Siri falls under the spell of a beautiful witch they call the Used-To-Be Woman.

The Woman Who Loved John Wilkes Booth

Author: Pamela Redford Russell

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595323448

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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"'Her name was Mary Surratt. She was a real person ' This recreation of Mary Surratt's tragic story is infinitely touching, a memorable portrait of a sensitive woman caught in the trap of a masculine 19th Century society." -Publishers Weekly

The Woman Who Lost Her Face

How Charla Nash Survived the World's Most Infamous Chimpanzee Attack

Author: N.A

Publisher: NBC Publishing

ISBN: 1938069021

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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"Through Charla I have learned that the will to survive is a powerful force and that human courage knows no bounds." -NBC's Meredith Vieira Viciously attacked by a chimpanzee in 2009, Charla Nash was left so severely disfigured that she no longer had eyes to see the world, hands to feel it or even a face to show it. By her own doctors' accounts, she never should have survived her injuries. Charla's story is one of incredible strength, fierce determination and cutting-edge medicine. NBC News and Meredith Vieira have been covering the story since the life-altering attack, documenting Charla's unfaltering spirit and the remarkable surgeries that not only kept her alive, but gave her a new face and, ultimately, restored her very humanity. Featuring candid and exclusive interviews with Charla, her family, her doctors and the chimpanzee's owner, The Woman Who Lost Her Face is an intimate look at Charla's life before and after the attack. This in-depth account takes you inside the operating rooms and hospitals where medical history was made and includes new details about the chimpanzee who mauled Charla to the brink of death and the woman who raised the animal as her son. The Woman Who Lost Her Face also features never-before-seen images of Charla and insight from the NBC News producers and reporters who covered the story.