The Crown of Thorns

Author:,

Publisher:Golgotha Press

ISBN:1610426886

Total Pages:300

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The heroine of The Wings of a Dove is Milly, an extremely rich American girl, who has been left with no living relatives. She spends much of her time with friend and fellow traveler Susan Shepherd Stringham and together they become part of the social circle of Maud Lowder, a friend of Susan's who lives in London. Milly and Susan are not introduced to the readers until the third chapter. The first two chapters are taken up with Kate Croy, who is Mrs. Lowder's niece, and Merton Densher, a journalist whom Kate is in love with.

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Wings of the Dove

Author:Henry James

Publisher:Phoemixx Classics Ebooks

ISBN:3986471588

Total Pages:488

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Wings of the Dove Henry James - The Wings of the Dove is a 1902 novel by Henry James. It tells the story of Milly Theale, an American heiress stricken with a serious disease, and her effect on the people around her. Some of these people befriend Milly with honourable motives, while others are more self-interested

On the Wings of a Dove

Author:Terry Lawrence

Publisher:iUniverse

ISBN:1440164207

Total Pages:200

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On the Wings of a Dove is a compilation of poems designed to stimulate an appreciation for the simple blessings we oft times take for granted because of the havoc and chaos that surrounds us in our daily lives here on this earth. The dove is a symbol of the Holy Spirit and represents simplicity, gentleness, divine guidance, marital affection, and the deepest kind of peace. Its wings exemplify the Love of God and Gods forgiveness. The doves unadorned and striking white image provides us with an ever-present reminder that there is always hope when there is faith in our Heavenly Father. The poetry within On the Wings of a Dove are intended to provide inspiration and support as an arsenal against troubling times and difficult situations, to produce a guiding light on darkened day, and to give one the solace and belief that our Heavenly Father loves each of us, watches over us, and is preparing our place within His Kingdom.

The Spoils of Poynton

Author:Henry James

Publisher:The Floating Press

ISBN:1776582713

Total Pages:210

Viewed:1000

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The novel The Spoils of Poynton represents a major turning point in the stylistic development of American literary master Henry James, as he eased into the tense, taut drawing-room dramas that would come to characterize his later work. The story centers on the struggle between a widow and her son as they decide what to do with the family collection of antiques, but under the surface, it's a brilliant look at family dynamics during a period of change, turmoil and shifting roles.

The Wings of the Dove

Author:Robin Wood

Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:1839020784

Total Pages:96

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Examines the most successful literary adaption of a clutch of 1990s films based on Henry James' The Wings of the Dove (Ian Softley, 1997). The author is interested in the nature of cinema adaptations of classic literature and it is in this context that he has written.

The Knight and the Dove

Author:Lori Wick

Publisher:Harvest House Publishers

ISBN:0736931554

Total Pages:348

Viewed:1918

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Lori Wick’s bestselling series The Kensington Chronicles (more than 375,000 copies sold) has a fresh, new look sure to please her longtime fans and draw a new generation of readers. Set in the 1800s, this series captures the adventure, wealth, and romance of the British empire. When the king commands Bracken to marry, high-spirited Megan is chosen to fulfill the edict. Unskilled in the ways of love, Bracken finds Megan captivating, yet cannot seem to voice his feelings until he almost loses her forever.

Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg

Author:Gail Carson Levine

Publisher:Disney Electronic Content

ISBN:1423143337

Total Pages:208

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Fairy Haven's newest arrival, Prilla, along with Rani and Vidia, embarks on a journey filled with danger, sacrifice, and adventure. The fate of Never Land rests on their shoulders.

Wings of the Morning

Author:Lori Wick

Publisher:Harvest House Publishers

ISBN:0736931929

Total Pages:276

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Victoria "Smokey" Simmons stands silently on deck as her father's body is lowered into the Atlantic, asking God for the strength she will need to command the Aramis alone. Not wanting to remain at sea forever, Smokey dreams of the time when she can trade her life aboard ship for a home and family. When she meets another captain, Dallas Knight, Smokey believes her dream will finally come true. But circumstances beyond their control and the schemes of a cunning pirate threaten to destroy this young couple's hope for the future. Wings of the Morning carries readers on a tender journey of love in which painful events become lasting blessings in the Father's care.

Hawthorne

Author:Henry James

Publisher:Phoemixx Classics Ebooks

ISBN:3985940878

Total Pages:142

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Hawthorne Henry James - Originally published in 1879, Henry James's HAWTHORNE is available once more after being long out of print. In this critique of one literary genius by another, James not only considers Hawthorne as a man and a writer, but he uses his subject as a vantage point from which to present his views on American culture. James assesses the place of the writer in 19th-century America as well as the disparate values of the Old World and the New.

What Maisie Knew

Author:Henry James

Publisher:Phoemixx Classics Ebooks

ISBN:3985949107

Total Pages:277

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What Maisie Knew Henry James - What Maisie Knew is a novel by Henry James, first published as a serial in The Chap-Book and (revised and abridged) in the New Review in 1897 and then as a book later that year. It tells the story of the sensitive daughter of divorced, irresponsible and narcissistic parents. The book follows the title character from earliest childhood to precocious maturity. At first, Maisie didn't know much ? she was only six years old when her mother and father divorced. Her embittered parents shared custody, using the child as a pawn in their struggles. Neglected and exploited, Maisie shuttled back and forth between their homes. The things she saw and overheard, as her elders re-married and conducted adulterous affairs, hastened her growth from early childhood to a precocious maturity. Rather than offering a gloomy tale of innocence corrupted, What Maisie Knew abounds in dark humor and savage wit. Henry James takes particular aim at the mores of the English upper classes in his tale of a sensitive little girl and her spirited reaction to irresponsible, self-absorbed adults. Written in an era when divorce was far less common than it is today, this 1897 novel is strikingly modern in its subject and narrative voice.

Henry James Goes to the Movies

Author:Susan M. Griffin

Publisher:University Press of Kentucky

ISBN:0813185416

Total Pages:400

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Why has a nineteenth-century author with an elitist reputation proved so popular with directors as varied as William Wyler, François Truffaut, and James Ivory? A partial answer lies in the way many of Henry James's recurring themes still haunt us: the workings of power, the position of women in society, the complexities of sexuality and desire. Susan Griffin has assembled fifteen of the world's foremost authorities on Henry James to examine both the impact of James on film and the impact of film on James. Anthony Mazella traces the various adaptations of The Turn of the Screw, from novel to play to opera to film. Peggy McCormack examines the ways the personal lives of Peter Bogdanovich and then-girlfriend Cybill Shepherd influenced critical reaction to Daisy Miller (1974). Leland Person points out the consequences of casting Christopher Reeve -- then better known as Superman -- in The Bostonians (1984) during the conservative political context of the first Reagan presidency. Nancy Bentley defends Jane Campion's anachronistic reading of Portrait of a Lady (1996) as being more "authentic" than the more common period costume dramas. Dale Bauer observes James's influence on such films as Next Stop, Wonderland (1998) and Notting Hill (1999). Marc Bousquet explores the ways Wings of the Dove (1997) addresses the economic and cultural situations of Gen-X viewers. Other fascinating essays as well as a complete filmography and bibliography of work on James and film round out the collection.

On Wings of Words

Author:Jennifer Berne

Publisher:Chronicle Books

ISBN:1452172072

Total Pages:52

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An inspiring and kid-accessible biography of one of the world's most famous poets. Emily Dickinson, who famously wrote "Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul," is brought to life in this moving story. In a small New England town lives Emily Dickinson, a girl in love with small things—a flower petal, a bird, a ray of light, a word. In those small things, her brilliant imagination can see the wide world—and in her words, she takes wing. From celebrated children's author Jennifer Berne comes a lyrical and lovely account of the life of Emily Dickinson: her courage, her faith, and her gift to the world. With Dickinson's own inimitable poetry woven throughout, this lyrical biography is not just a tale of prodigious talent, but also of the power we have to transform ourselves and to reach one another when we speak from the soul. • Fantastic educational opportunity to share Emily Dickinson's story and poetry with young readers • An inspirational real-life story that will appeal to children and adults alike. • Jennifer Berne is the author of critically acclaimed children's biographies of Albert Einstein and Jacques Cousteau. Fans who enjoyed Emily Writes: Emily Dickinson and her Poetic Beginnings, Emily and Carlo, and Uncle Emily will love On Wings of Words. • Books for kids ages 5–8 • Poetry for children • Biographies for children Jennifer Berne is the award-winning author of the biographies Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau and On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein. She lives in Copake, New York. Becca Stadtlander is the illustrator of many children's and young adult publications, including Sleep Tight Farm. She was born and raised in Covington, Kentucky.

Italian Hours

Author:Henry James

Publisher:Good Press

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Total Pages:367

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"Italian Hours" by Henry James. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Notes of a Son and Brother (1914)

Author:Henry James

Publisher:Read Books Ltd

ISBN:1473366089

Total Pages:460

Viewed:1858

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This early work by Henry James was originally published in 1914 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. Henry James was born in New York City in 1843. One of thirteen children, James had an unorthodox early education, switching between schools, private tutors and private reading.. James published his first story, ‘A Tragedy of Error’, in the Continental Monthly in 1864, when he was twenty years old. In 1876, he emigrated to London, where he remained for the vast majority of the rest of his life, becoming a British citizen in 1915. From this point on, he was a hugely prolific author, eventually producing twenty novels and more than a hundred short stories and novellas, as well as literary criticism, plays and travelogues. Amongst James's most famous works are The Europeans (1878), Daisy Miller (1878), Washington Square (1880), The Bostonians (1886), and one of the most famous ghost stories of all time, The Turn of the Screw (1898). We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Wings of the Dove + The Ambassadors + What Maisie Knew + The Turn of the Screw (4 Unabridged Classics)

Author:Henry James

Publisher:e-artnow

ISBN:8074849317

Total Pages:612

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This carefully crafted ebook: “The Wings of the Dove + The Ambassadors + What Maisie Knew + The Turn of the Screw (4 Unabridged Classics)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Wings of the Dove is a 1902 novel by Henry James. This novel tells the story of Milly Theale, an American heiress stricken with a serious disease, and her effect on the people around her. Some of these people befriend Milly with honorable motives, while others are more self-interested. The Ambassadors is a 1903 novel by Henry James, originally published as a serial in the North American Review (NAR). This dark comedy, one of the masterpieces of James's final period, follows the trip of protagonist Lewis Lambert Strether to Europe in pursuit of Chad, his widowed fiancée's supposedly wayward son; he is to bring the young man back to the family business, but he encounters unexpected complications. The third-person narrative is told exclusively from Strether's point of view. What Maisie Knew is a novel by Henry James, first published as a serial in the Chap-Book and in the New Review in 1897 and then as a book later that year. The story of the sensitive daughter of divorced, irresponsible parents, What Maisie Knew has great contemporary relevance as an unflinching account of a wildly dysfunctional family. The book is also a masterly technical achievement by James, as it follows the title character from earliest childhood to precocious maturity. The Turn of the Screw, originally published in 1898, is a ghost story novella written by Henry James. Due to its ambiguous content, it became a favourite text of academics who subscribe to New Criticism. Henry James ( 1843 – 1916) was an American-born British writer, regarded as one of the key figures of 19th-century literary realism. He was the son of Henry James, Sr. and the brother of philosopher and psychologist William James and diarist Alice James.

The Shelter of the Dove’s Wings

Author:Melody S. Deal

Publisher:Balboa Press

ISBN:1982224770

Total Pages:278

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“What about people who don’t have a family to look out for them, to love them?” Abe asked. “Does their spirit shrivel up and die too?” “Not always, and it never has to come to that,” Sarah responded. “Discovering the love God has for each one of us and accepting the forgiveness that He freely gives can mend a dried-up and dying spirit.” Five years after the turn of the twentieth century, Sarah and her seven children are thriving on their rural Indiana farm. A young girl, physically beaten, emotionally battered, and near starvation, finds refuge in the family’s barn. Sarah takes the child in, bringing along with her a shadow of danger that threatens the family’s sense of security. Sarah goes on high alert to protect her family and leans on God’s love, wisdom, and the light of His grace to guide them through the darkness of fear. Read The Shelter of the Dove’s Wings, book 2 in the continuing saga of the lives of Sarah and her children. The family’s diverse and endearing personalities continue to define them as characters who leap from the pages, make you laugh, and steal your heart. Add a dash of unresolved conflict from book 1, On the Wings of a Dove, and the flavor of an old friend seeking romance, then season with the spices of life ground from small-town living, and you have a recipe for a story that challenges your objectivity while nourishing your faith.

The Spoils of Poynton

Author:Henry James

Publisher:Penguin UK

ISBN:0141905549

Total Pages:256

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Mrs Gereth is convinced that Fleda Vetch would make the perfect daughter-in-law. Only the dreamy, highly-strung young woman can genuinely appreciate, and perhaps eventually share, Mrs Gereth's passion for her 'things' - the antique treasures she has amassed at Poynton Park in the south of England. Owen Gereth, however, has inconveniently become engaged to the uncultured Mona Brigstock. As a dramatic family quarrel unfolds, the hesitating Fleda is drawn in, yet she remains reluctant to captivate Owen, who seems as attracted to her as she is to him. Is she motivated by scruple or fear? In The Spoils of Poynton (1897), Henry James created a work of exquisite ambiguity in his depiction of three women fighting for the allegiance of one weak-willed man.

Henry James

Author:Elizabeth Stevenson

Publisher:Transaction Publishers

ISBN:9781412825054

Total Pages:172

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Certain readers and critics have faulted Henry James for two contradictory reasons. He has been thought a writer limited in scope and depth in his treatment of a particular class of people. On the other hand, he has been thought to be too complex, too extreme in putting into difficult language his view of relationships between his chosen characters. Elizabeth Stevenson depicts Henry James as a stout and strong presence in the literature of the English language. From the relatively youthful, straightforward, and simple writing of his early years, to the involved complexities of his later stories, his significance cannot be denied. The barrier seems to have been a misunderstanding on the part of some. It is true nearly all of his characters are well clothed, well fed, and roofed comfortably. They are usually fairly well educated and talk literately and wittily. James rarely treats raw or wild nature, but he is sensitive to landscape as a background. He also does children well, and they are often outside the norms of society. Who is not touched by the uncanny in the tainted children of The Turn of the Screw, whether the taint is actually in the children or in the mind of the governess? In James, one may not travel physically a great deal, except to the resorts of those well-off financially and socially. One does travel extensively through the minds and hearts of his characters. The journey rewards the traveler. The delicacy of James' "melodramatic" insights causes tremor or appreciation from a reader. He describes the way life is, both horrible and wonderful. No one else has expressed this understanding in quite his way. Henry James: The Crooked Corridor will be of interest to students of American literature and general readers interested in biographies. Elizabeth Stevenson (1919-1999) was the author of the Bancroft Award-winning Henry Adams: A Biography; The Grass Lark, a biography of Lafcadio Hearn; Babbits and Bohemians; and Park Maker: A Life of Frederick Law Olmsted, all available from Transaction.

The History of American Literature on Film

Author:Thomas Leitch

Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN:1628923725

Total Pages:464

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From William Dickson's Rip Van Winkle films (1896) to Baz Luhrmann's big-budget production of The Great Gatsby (2013) and beyond, cinematic adaptations of American literature participate in a rich and fascinating history. Unlike previous studies of American literature and film, which emphasize particular authors like Edith Wharton and Nathaniel Hawthorne, particular texts like Moby-Dick, particular literary periods like the American Renaissance, or particular genres like the novel, this volume considers the multiple functions of filmed American literature as a cinematic genre in its own right-one that reflects the specific political and aesthetic priorities of different national and historical cinemas even as it plays a decisive role in defining American literature for a global audience.