The Maiden S Hand

The Maiden S Hand

The Maiden S Hand

Roguishly handsome Oliver de Lacey has always lived lustily: wine weapons and women are his bywords. Even salvation from the noose by a shadowy society provides no epiphany to mend his debauched ways. Mistress Lark's sole passion is her secret work with a group of Protestant dissidents thwarting the queen's executions. She needs no other excitement - until Oliver de Lacey drops through the hangman's door and into her life.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Susan Wiggs
Publisher :
Release : 2010
Total Pages : 489 Pages
ISBN : 1410422550


Enchanted Maidens

Enchanted Maidens

Spanish villagers tell many folktales that describe in metaphorical language the struggles of young men and women as they emerge from their parental families and join in love. In this book James Taggart presents dozens of orally transmitted tales, including "Snow White," "Cinderella," "Beauty and the Beast," "Blancaflor," and dragonslayer stories, collected from seven villages in the region of CNBceres, and analyzes the differences in male and female approaches to telling them. His study shows how men and women use the tales to grapple with some of the contradictions found in gender relations in their culture, which conditions men to be sexually assertive and to marry virgins and which teaches women to fear the men who court them. Taggart interprets the male-female dialogue voiced through storytelling by linking the content of specific tales to the life experiences and gender of the storyteller. Men and women, he finds, carry out an exchange of ideas by retelling the same stories and altering the plots and characters to express their respective views of courtship. This indirect narrative dialogue conveys an understanding of the opposite sex and establishes a common model of marriage that permits men and women to overcome their fear of each other and bond in heterosexual love.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : James M. Taggart
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 1990-02-04
Total Pages : 251 Pages
ISBN : 0691028524


The Maidens Chapter Sampler

The Maidens Chapter Sampler

This excerpt from The Maidens by Alex Michaelides contains the first five chapters of the book. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Patient comes a spellbinding tale of psychological suspense, weaving together Greek mythology, murder, and obsession, that further cements “Michaelides as a major player in the field” (Publishers Weekly). Edward Fosca is a murderer. Of this Mariana is certain. But Fosca is untouchable. A handsome and charismatic Greek tragedy professor at Cambridge University, Fosca is adored by staff and students alike—particularly by the members of a secret society of female students known as The Maidens. Mariana Andros is a brilliant but troubled group therapist who becomes fixated on The Maidens when one member, a friend of Mariana’s niece Zoe, is found murdered in Cambridge. Mariana, who was once herself a student at the university, quickly suspects that behind the idyllic beauty of the spires and turrets, and beneath the ancient traditions, lies something sinister. And she becomes convinced that, despite his alibi, Edward Fosca is guilty of the murder. But why would the professor target one of his students? And why does he keep returning to the rites of Persephone, the maiden, and her journey to the underworld? When another body is found, Mariana’s obsession with proving Fosca’s guilt spirals out of control, threatening to destroy her credibility as well as her closest relationships. But Mariana is determined to stop this killer, even if it costs her everything—including her own life.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Alex Michaelides
Publisher : Celadon Books
Release : 2021-05-04
Total Pages : 21 Pages
ISBN : 9781250840752


Ancient Indian Tradition And Mythology Volume 48

Ancient Indian Tradition And Mythology Volume 48

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Genre : History
Author : Dr. G.P. Bhatt
Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass
Release : 2013-01-01
Total Pages : 3623 Pages
ISBN : 9788120839151


Beneath The Twisted Trees

Beneath The Twisted Trees

The fourth book in The Song of Shattered Sands series--an epic fantasy with a desert setting, filled with rich worldbuilding and pulse-pounding action. When a battle to eradicate the Thirteenth Tribe goes awry, the kingdoms bordering the desert metropolis of Sharakhai see the city as weak and ripe for conquest. Çeda, now leader of the Shieldwives, a band of skilled desert swordswomen, hopes to use the growing chaos to gain freedom for Sehid-Alaz, the ancient, undying king of her people. Freeing him is only the beginning, however. Like all the people of her tribe on that fateful night four centuries earlier, Sehid-Alaz was cursed, turned into an asir, a twisted, miserable creature beholden to the kings of Sharakhai—to truly free her king, Çeda must break the chains that bind him. As Sharakhai’s enemies close in and the assault on the city begins, Çeda works feverishly to unlock the mysteries of the asirim’s curse. But danger lies everywhere. Enemy forces roam the city; the Blade Maidens close in on her; her own father, one of the kings of Sharakhai, wants Çeda to hang. Worst of all, the gods themselves have begun to take notice of Çeda’s pursuits. When the combined might of Sharakhai and the desert gods corner the survivors of the Thirteenth Tribe in a mountain fastness, the very place that nearly saw their annihilation centuries ago, Çeda knows the time has come. She was once an elite warrior in service to the kings of Sharakhai. She has been an assassin in dark places. A weapon poised to strike from the shadows. A voice from the darkness, striving to free her people. No longer. Now she's going to lead. The age of the Kings is coming to an end . . .

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Bradley P. Beaulieu
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2019-07-02
Total Pages : 608 Pages
ISBN : 9780756414610


The Quarterly Review

The Quarterly Review

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Publisher :
Release : 1841
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : BSB:BSB10540331


The Moon Maiden

The Moon Maiden

In this entrancing collection, author Grace James brings together an array of Japanese folk tales and fairy tales, all rendered in exquisitely lyrical language. If you're fascinated by the folk traditions of different world cultures, be sure to add The Moon Maiden to your list.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Grace James
Publisher : The Floating Press
Release : 2012-07-01
Total Pages : 262 Pages
ISBN : 9781775459132


Maiden Voyages

Maiden Voyages

A heart warming and hilarious musical about life, young love, growing up and growing old, going down the road, making chairs, making do, and making fun. The story of Johnny Miles, Nova Scotia's Marathon King; a child-miner and grocery cart delivery boy who won the Boston Marathon twice and rose to the pantheon of all-time sports heroes. Pulitzer Prize winning poet Elizabeth Bishop's lifestory has all the ingredients of an artist's biography: struggle with adversity, financial challenges, public versus private life, a passion for beauty and truth and how to distill her experience of them into art. For 20 years, Ship's Company Theatre has played an integral role in the cultural life of Nova Scotia's picturesque Fundy Shore. The mission of the company is to be a centre for the production and development of Canadian and Atlantic theatre. Ship's Company has built a reputation for innovative theatrical staging of some of the finest original theatre on the East Coast. All this in a unique and remarkable performance venue--under a bright blue tent aboard the M.V. Kipawo, last of the Minas Basin ferries.

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Genre : Drama
Author : Scott Burke
Publisher : Broken Jaw Press
Release : 2003
Total Pages : 191 Pages
ISBN : 1553910230


The Second Maiden S Tragedy

The Second Maiden S Tragedy

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Genre : Drama in English, 1558-1625 - Texts
Author : Thomas Middleton
Publisher : Manchester University Press
Release : 1978
Total Pages : 317 Pages
ISBN : 0719015030


The Etymological Compendium

The Etymological Compendium

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Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Author : William Pulleyn
Publisher :
Release : 1840
Total Pages : 443 Pages
ISBN : UCAL:$B180090