Confessions Of A Word Lush

Autor: James Harbeck
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1387744399
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Words are delicious and intoxicatingÉ sometimes a bit too much so. As with other intoxicants, if you take them in excess you may end up getting carried away. Indulge in these eighty-nine tales of wordly wantonness with the members of the Order of Logogustation and other lexical reprobates from Sesquiotica by James Harbeck, master word taster and sentence sommelier. All characters and events described here are fictitious Ð but all the linguistic and historical facts are absolutely true. (No words were harmed in the making of this book.)

Captive Mistress English Language Novels

Autor: Элайн Нексли
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5040140304
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France, XVII century. Young Arabella, not knowing that such wealth and luxury, gets an invitation to the ball. Drugged to flatter the monarch, an innocent girl not notice that he is in the Royal bed. But the fee for the title mistress of the king is too high. The girl will have to visit the intoxicating harem of the East, the flight to sit down on the bed of a hated Sultan, to appear before himself with the Sacred court. And this is only the beginning of a difficult road leading to true love.

Explorer S Guide Montreal Quebec City A Great Destination

Autor: Steven Howell
Publisher: The Countryman Press
ISBN: 1581579764
File Size: 66,98 MB
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"Consistently rated the best guides to the regions covered...Readable, tasteful, appealingly designed. Strong on dining, lodging, and history."—National Geographic Traveler Montreal & Quebec City is a user-friendly and lighthearted travel guide that offers local flavor on where to stay, where to eat and what to do. Includes more than 400 listings—travel essentials like tips on crossing the border and suggested walking tours. Distinctive for their accuracy, simplicity, and conversational tone, the diverse travel guides in our Explorer's Great Destinations series meet the conflicting demands of the modern traveler. They're packed full of up-to-date information to help plan the perfect getaway. And they're compact and light enough to come along for the ride. A tool you'll turn to before, during, and after your trip, these guides include: Chapters on lodging, dining, transportation, history, shopping, recreation, and more! A section packed with practical information, such as lists of banks, hospitals, post offices, laundromats, numbers for police, fire, and rescue, and other relevant information. Maps of regions and locales.

Framing Women

Autor: Sandra Carroll
Publisher: Max Niemeyer Verlag
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With contributions of scholars from Europe and North America, this book covers the representation of women in word and image in the context of changing frames of mentalities in two distinct periods - the Enlightenment and postmodernism. Subjects and artists/authors covered include prostitution, English and French art (Hogarth, Reynolds, Beardsley, Greuze), postmodern feminist theatre, recent fiction by Cormac McCarthy, Margaret Atwood and Spanish literature. Special chapters deal with the construction of women in recent popular animated cartoons and computer games.

The Grove Encyclopedia Of Medieval Art And Architecture

Autor: Colum Hourihane
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195395360
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This volume offers unparalleled coverage of all aspects of art and architecture from medieval Western Europe, from the 6th century to the early 16th century. Drawing upon the expansive scholarship in the celebrated 'Grove Dictionary of Art' and adding hundreds of new entries, it offers students, researchers and the general public a reliable, up-to-date, and convenient resource covering this field of major importance in the development of Western history and international art and architecture.

A Lady S Escape From Gwalior Illustrated Edition

Autor: Ruth Coopland
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1782892273
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[Illustrated with over one hundred maps, photos and portraits, of the battles of the Indian Mutiny] By 1857, British power in India had been largely undisputed for almost fifty years, however, the armies of the East India Company were largely recruited from the native people of India. But in 1858 the Sepoy soldiers turned against their erstwhile British employers. The events that led up to the Revolt were many and varied, including British highhandedness, ignorance of local customs and religious values, and incendiary propaganda. It is generally argued that the spark that lit the flame was the rumour that the newly issued rifle cartridges would be greased either with tallow, derived from beef and thereby offensive to Hindus, or lard, derived from pork and thereby offensive to Muslims. The enraged soldiers mutinied across a number of Indian States, taking Delhi, besieging Lucknow, and revolting in Oudh. In the middle of these tumultuous events was Ruth Coopland, wife of Rev. Coopland who had been sent to the important city of Agra some in Gwalior. Her world shattered as the news of the uprising of the Sepoys spread. Her own household servants became sullen, aggressive and possibly murderous; she recounts how the atmosphere began to heat up as rumours of slaughters abounded. Finally the clouds broke; the rebellion finally reached Gwalior and anyone British was a target for cold-blooded murder, her husband was killed in the initial stages of the fighting and as rioting carried on she made good here escape in the company of other women. Her travails only increased as she attempted to escape to the fort at Agra which she describes in all of its perilous details along with the grim struggle to stay alive in the fort. Having survived all of the brutalities of India she returned to England where she was determined that her story, as an exemplar of the larger suffering, should be made know to the public.