Frost In May

Author: Antonia White

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748127488

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 2273

Release On

'Frost in May is the unsurpassed novel of convent school life. This story of a clash between a determined young girl and an authoritarian regime is both perceptive and painfully emotional, convincing in every detail' - Hermione Lee, Observer With a new introduction by Tessa Hadley Nanda Gray, the daughter of a Catholic convert, is nine when she is sent to the Convent of Five Wounds. Quick-witted, resilient and eager to please, she accepts this closed world where, with all the enthusiasm of the outsider, her desires and passions become only those the school permits. Her only deviation from total obedience is the passionate friendships she makes. Convent life is perfectly captured - the smell of beeswax and incense; the petty cruelties of the nuns; the eccentricities of Nanda's school friends. Books in the VMC 40th anniversary series include: Frost in May by Antonia White; The Collected Stories of Grace Paley; Fire from Heaven by Mary Renault; The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter; The Weather in the Streets by Rosamond Lehmann; Deep Water by Patricia Highsmith; The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West; Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston; Heartburn by Nora Ephron; The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy; Memento Mori by Muriel Spark; A View of the Harbour by Elizabeth Taylor and Faces in the Water by Janet Frame

The Frank C. Brown Collection of NC Folklore

Vol. VII: Popular Beliefs and Superstitions from North Carolina

Author: Newman Ivey White,Wayland D. Hand

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822382865

Category: Music

Page: 717

View: 2353

Release On

DIVFrank C. Brown organized the North Carolina Folklore Society in 1913. Both Dr. Brown and the Society collected stores from individuals&—Brown through his classes at Duke University and through his summer expeditions in the North Carolina mountains, and the Society by interviewing its members&—and also levied on the previous collections made by friends and members of the Society. The result was a large mass of texts and notes assembled over a period of nearly forty years and covering every aspect of local tradition./div



Wie Wind in den Straßen

Roman

Author: Rosamond Lehmann

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3105610103

Category: Fiction

Page: 406

View: 6733

Release On

Die große Liebe: Eine romantische junge Frau begegnet dem Mann ihrer Träume. Doch sie hat eine gescheiterte Ehe hinter sich, und er ist verheiratet. Ein Verhältnis beginnt, eine Liebe ohne Außenleben, ohne Anerkennung, die heimlich in Hotels, auf Reisen, vor allem aber in Gedanken und Gefühlen stattfindet. Das Liebespaar bewegt sich zwischen den verknöcherten Repräsentanten viktorianischer Werte und den exaltierten, lebenshungrigen Figuren der Londoner Bloomsbury-Boheme. Es ist die Welt zwischen den Kriegen, eine Welt im Umbruch. Ein fesselnder psychologischer Roman und eine faszinierende Liebesgeschichte, erzählt von Rosamond Lehmann, einer Meisterin des subtilen Charakterporträts. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

The Sugar House

Author: Antonia White

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748127631

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 1004

Release On

The year is 1920. Clara Batchelor, the heroine of The Lost Traveller, is now an actress with a touring repertory company and is passionately in love with the wholly unsuitable Stephen Tye. When Stephen betrays her, Clara betrays herself by agreeing to marry Archie, the fiance‚ she discarded four years before. A friendship but not a love match, the marriage is a desperate attempt by Clara to rekindle the safety of childhood. But neither of them are children any more and their dream sugar house begins to dissolve. The Sugar House is the second in the trilogy sequel to Frost in May, which began with The Lost Traveller and continues in Beyond the Glass. Although each is a complete novel in itself, together they form a brilliant portrait of a young girl's journey to adulthood.

The Lost Traveller

Author: Antonia White

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748127623

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 9425

Release On

When Clara returns home from the convent of her childhood to begin life at a local girls' school, she is at a loss: although she has comparative freedom, she misses the discipline the nuns imposed and worries about keeping her faith in a secular world. Against the background of the First World War, Clara experiences the confusions of adolescence - its promise, its threat of change. She longs for love, yet fears it, and wonders what the future will hold. Then tragedy strikes and her childhood haltingly comes to an end as she realises that neither parents nor her faith can help her. The Lost Traveller is the first in the trilogy sequel to Frost in May, which continues with The Sugar House and Beyond the Glass. Although each is a complete novel in itself, together they form a brilliant portrait of a young girl's journey to adulthood.

Beyond The Glass

Author: Antonia White

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748127410

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3337

Release On

Clara Batchelor is twenty-two. Her brief, doomed marriage to Archie over, she returns to live with her parents in the home of her childhood. She hopes for comfort but the devoutly Catholic household confines her and forms a dangerous glass wall of guilt and repression between Clara and the outside world. Clara both longs for and fears what lies beyond, and when she escapes into an exhilarating and passionate love affair her fragile identity cracks. Beyond the Glass completes the trilogy sequel to Frost in May, which began with The Lost Traveller and The Sugar House. Although each is a complete novel in itself, together they form a brilliant portrait of a young girl's journey to adulthood.

Das Lied der Novizin

Historischer Roman

Author: Sarah Dunant

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732504379

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 9529

Release On

Gegen ihren Willen wird Serafina von ihrer Familie ins Kloster gegeben. Sie ist wütend und terrorisiert den ganzen Konvent. Um die widerspenstige Novizin zu zügeln, übergibt die Äbtissin Serafina sie in die Obhut der Klosterapothekerin. Schwester Zuana kennt Serafinas Seelenpein wie keine andere. Sie ging ebenfalls nicht aus freien Stücken ins Kloster. Inzwischen aber hat sie in der Sorge um die Kranken ihre Bestimmung gefunden. Sie stellt ihre Heilmittel selbst her und kümmert sich liebevoll um die Gebrechen und Leiden ihrer Mitschwestern. Auch Serafinas Seele scheint durch Zuanas Hilfe zu heilen. Oder träumt sie doch noch immer von der Freiheit - und der Liebe ihres Lebens?

The Country Gentleman

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Agriculture

Page: N.A

View: 3472

Release On

A journal for the farm, the garden, and the fireside, devoted to improvement in agriculture, horticulture, and rural taste; to elevation in mental, moral, and social character, and the spread of useful knowledge and current news.

Strangers

Author: Antonia White

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748127569

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 3042

Release On

With uncompromising clarity, in her careful, delicate prose, antonia White looks at the pains and joys of growing up, of falling in and out of love, the borderlands between love and loneliness, sanity and madness, belief and the loss of faith. First published in 1954, STRANGERS is here extended to include her autobiographical story, 'Surprise Visit'; together they present some of Antonia White's finest writing.

Das Reich der sieben Höfe – Dornen und Rosen

Roman

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423431288

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 480

View: 3903

Release On

Ein legendäres Reich. Ein Fluch. Und eine große Liebe, die entweder die Rettung bedeutet oder alles in den Abgrund ziehen wird Die junge Jägerin Feyre wird in das sagenumwobene Reich der Fae entführt. Nichts ist dort, wie es scheint. Sicher ist nur eins: Sie muss einen Weg finden, um ihre Liebe zu retten. Oder ihre ganze Welt ist verloren. Eine atemberaubende romantische Fantasy von Sarah Maas, Autorin der ›Throne of Glass‹-Reihe. Hoch spannend, hoch romantisch, mit einer neuen, starken Heldin und einer fantastischen Welt, in die man sich voller Vergnügen fallen lassen kann.



Robert Frost in Context

Author: Mark Richardson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107022886

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 434

View: 5251

Release On

Forty essays from influential scholars and poets offer a fresh, multifaceted assessment of the life and works of Robert Frost.

A Treatise on Cobbett's Corn

Containing Instructions for Propagating and Cultivating the Plant, and for Harvesting and Preserving the Crop; and Also an Account of the Several Uses to which the Produce is Applied, with Minute Directions Relative to Each Mode of Application. With an Addition, Containing a Statement of the Result of Experience Up to the Harvest of 1831

Author: William Cobbett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Corn

Page: 340

View: 7510

Release On


Die chinesische Sängerin

Roman

Author: Jamie Ford

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 382707732X

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 1393

Release On

Seit dem Tag, an dem der leblose Körper seiner Mutter aus dem Haus getragen wurde, lebt William Eng im Waisenhaus. Als er im Kino die schöne Sängerin Willow Frost sieht, ist er überwältigt. Täuschend ähnlich sieht sie seiner Mutter. Entschlossen, den fernen Filmstar aufzuspüren, läuft er fort, schlägt sich auf den Straßen Seattles durch, sucht sie in Theatern und Lichtspielhäusern. Er muss Willow Frost finden. Er muss beweisen, dass sie seine Mutter ist, und endlich erfahren, was damals passierte. Vor dem Hintergrund der Großen Depression im Seattle der dreißiger Jahre hat Jamie Ford einen berührenden Roman über einen Jungen geschrieben, der nicht aufhört, an die Liebe seiner Mutter zu glauben, der alles wagt, um sie wiederzufinden.

Autumn Grasses

Poems

Author: Margaret Gibson

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 9780807128596

Category: Poetry

Page: 84

View: 9326

Release On

Inspired by a daily engagement calendar that features the art of Japan, Gibson creates poems that are delicate reminders of English-based forms filled with the spirit of Zen. Advertising.