The Profligate Son

The Profligate Son

Author: Nicola Phillips

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199687534

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 361

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The dramatic and moving story of a Regency rake's descent into depravity and crime - via the exuberantly hedonistic and murky underworld of late Georgian England.

Ryan's Mansion

Ryan's Mansion

Author: Audrey Thorpe

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781683485728

Category: Fiction


View: 212

Growing up on Chicago’s south side in a single parent home, Ryan Bridges dedicates his life to jazz and art as a way of survival. He wins a scholarship to Interlochen in Northern Michigan where he studies music and art, and later he excels as a jazz musician, an artist, and as a manager of a world famous R+B singer, Marla Moore. But when Ryan decides to manage the sizzling hot female rock group, Sonya Davis and the Ambers, it entices Marla Moore to jealousy and rage. Now, his life on the hills becomes an uncertainty.

Misery's Mathematics

Misery's Mathematics

Author: Peter Balaam

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135884321

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

View: 836

This book reveals the strain of a moment in American cultural history that led several remarkable writers -- including Emerson, Warner, and Melville -- to render the stark rupture of loss in innovative ways. Pushing Protestant culture's sense of loss into secular terrain, these three key writers rejected Calvinist and sentimental models of bereavement, creating instead the compensations of a mature American literature whose 'originality' stemmed from its capacity to mourn the loss of a common culture and, through such mourning, to assent to new social and cultural realities. Balaam locates this appeal to 'reality' in the analogies antebellum writers drew between their experience of bereavement, and the experiences of uncertainty and disillusionment, that followed the revolutions in science, the winding down of creedal systems and the economic instability typifying the pre-Civil War era.

Marblestone Mansion, Book 3

Marblestone Mansion, Book 3

Author: Marti Talbott

Publisher: MT Creations Corporation


Category: Fiction

Page: 275

View: 974

Cameron MacGreagor’s wife, Flora, passed peacefully in her sleep, taking their unborn child with her. Consumed with grief, he didn’t think he would ever recover, but a child in need of a family changed all that. There was only one problem; she was the daughter of the last person the MacGreagors ever wanted to see again. Jedediah Tanner became a thief at the early age of twelve. By the time he was twenty-six, he decided to give up his life of crime, find an honest wife and settle down. Little did he know, the remarkably beautiful woman he would fall madly in love with had a few priors of her own.