Tales of Love and Valor

Two Novellas

Author: David Taylor Johannesen

Publisher: Xlibris Us

ISBN: 9781984519757


Page: 482

View: 3078

A Wife From Scotland Fiona Stoute Liddell lives a quiet life as a veterinarian in rural Utah far away from her scheming Scottish family until she meets Solomon Fairchild, an American rancher from Boston and rescues him from a life of self exile. Their fateful love takes them to Scotland where they marry in Aberdeen near Fionas clan led by legendary Horse Whisperers all members of the secretive Free Mason Society. Can their carefree love survive these ancient rituals and superstitions? Tooele to Manila Affable Pete Skip Granger and his fervent wife Madeleine meet and marry in the Philippines at the end of World War Two where he, a colonel under General Douglas MacArthur, and a New England Quaker, develops a highly profitable ship salvage business in Manila Bay; she, a courageous wartime nurse and devout Mormon from Tooele, a small ranching town in Utah. The story follows their courageous but often contentious life together as Madeleine struggles to maintain her faith and identity as they becomes increasingly entangled with Solomon Fairchilds Boston Brahmin family.

María de Zayas Tells Baroque Tales of Love and the Cruelty of Men

Author: Margaret Rich Greer

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271019871

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 468

View: 8396

Mar&ía de Zayas y Sotomayor (1590&–1650?) published two collections of novellas, Novelas amorosas y exemplares (1637) and Desenga&ños amorosos (1647), which were immensely popular in her day. During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Victorian and bourgeois sensibilities exiled her &“scandalous&” works to the outer fringes of serious literature. Over the last two decades, however, she has gained an enthusiastic and ever-expanding readership, drawing intense critical attention and achieving canonical status as a major figure of the Spanish Golden Age. In this first comprehensive study of Zayas&’s prose, Margaret R. Greer explores the relationship between narration and desire, analyzing both the &“desire for readers&” displayed by Zayas in her Prologue and the sexual desire that drives the telling within the novellas themselves. Greer examines Zayas&’s narrative strategies through the twin lenses of feminist and psychoanalytic theory. She devotes close attention to the weight of Renaissance literary traditions and the role of Zayas&’s own cultural context in shaping her work. She discusses Zayas&’s biography and the reception of her publications; her advocacy of women&’s rights; her conflictive loyalty to an aristocratic, patriarchal order; her crafting of feminine tales of desire; and her erasure of the frontiers between the natural and supernatural, indeed, between love and death itself. In so doing, Greer offers an expansive analysis of this recently rediscovered Golden Age writer.

War Stories

37 Epic Tales of Courage, Duty, and Valor

Author: Lamar Underwood

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493029622

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 8202

A collection of great war stories! Here is a jumbo book of tales of courage and valor: 37 stories in all. * Our Classics and Greatest Stories series have a proven track record * Readers love tales of honor, courage, and valor * We have successfully re-launched the Greatest Stories series with Special Ops and Snipers * Unlike other books that focus on one war or conflict, this includes tales from more than 250 years of warfare in North America In War Stories, editor Lamar Underwood has pulled together some of the finest writings about war-fighting that capture readers imaginations. It includes legendary tales from the French and Indian Wars, the Civil War, the Great War, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq – more than 250 years of warfare from colonial times up through the present day. This unforgettable collection includes stories by: *Baron Manfred Von Richthofen *Christina Olds *Randy Zahn *Eddie Rickenbacker *William “Buffalo Bill” Cody *Stephen Crane *Michael Lee Lanning *Blake Stillwell *General Custer, and many others.

Tales of Valor

Rebirth of Latter-Day Heroes in the Image of Biblical Paladins

Author: Howard J. Leavitt

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1413411312

Category: History

Page: 608

View: 6615

Which astronaut repaired the Hubble telescope during a walk in space? Who was the model for the movie "The Man Who Never Was?" What officer was responsible for the eradication of flogging in the U.S. Navy? Who is the most decorated living U.S. Army veteran? That the uncle of a world-famous entertainer won the Distinguished Service Cross in Korea? What officer led the mission to rescue General Patton's son-in-law? Who was the commanding officer of the famed WW II B-17 Rosie's Riveters? Who commanded both the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets of the U.S. submarine forces? What soldier, born in Lithuania, was the Commanding General of the U.S. Special Forces? Who commanded the battleship Utah at Pearl Harbor and received the Navy Cross? What French general was commended by Napoleon as "...one of the greatest of the great?" What general commanded the Australian forces in France in World War I? Who was and remains the only dentist in the Army to win the Congressional Medal of Honor? Who won both the Navy Cross and the Distinguished Service Cross in World War I? Who won the Navy Cross during World War I and another during World War II? What Navy surgeon received the Silver Star in Vietnam and is being considered for the Medal of Honor? Who was one of the first nurses to die in Europe in WW II and is buried in a military cemetery in France? What famous Los Angeles police officer and attorney won two Bronze Stars in Vietnam as a paratrooper? Who was the Jewish chaplain who gave his life aboard the SS Dorchester to save American soldiers? What Israeli astronaut was the youngest participant in the 1981 raid on the Osirak nuclear plant in Iraq?

The Three Brides, Love in a Cottage, and Other Tales

Author: Francis A. (Francis Alexander) Durivage

Publisher: tredition

ISBN: 384720940X

Category: Fiction

Page: 322

View: 1103

This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

Exemplary Tales of Love

And, Tales of Disillusion

Author: María de Zayas y Sotomayor,Margaret Rich Greer,Elizabeth Rhodes

Publisher: University Of Chicago Press


Category: History

Page: 364

View: 7369

At the height of María de Zayas’s popularity in the mid-eighteenth century, the number of editions in print of her work was exceeded only by the novels of Cervantes. But by the end of the nineteenth century, Zayas had been excluded from the Spanish literary canon because of her gender and the sociopolitical changes that swept Spain and Europe. Exemplary Tales of Love and Tales of Disillusion gathers a representative sample of seven stories, which features Zayas’s signature topics—gender equality and domestic violence—written in an impassioned tone overlaid with conservative Counter-Reformation ideology. This edition updates the scholarship since the most recent English translations, with a new introduction to Zayas’s entire body of stories, and restores Zayas’s author’s note and prologue, omitted from previous English-language editions. Tracing her slow but steady progress from notions of ideal love to love’s treachery, Exemplary Tales of Love and Tales of Disillusion will restore Zayas to her rightful place in modern letters.

Love and Valor

The Intimate Civil War Letters Between Captain Jacob and Emeline Ritner

Author: Charles F. Larimer

Publisher: Sigourney PressInc

ISBN: 9780967386300

Category: History

Page: 453

View: 4237

Vividly depicting life both on the battlefield and at the home front during the Civil War, "Love and Valor" is a priceless collection of letters exchanged between Captain Jacob Ritner and his wife Emeline. While Jacob recounts all the battles he fought in compelling detail, Emeline movingly records the lives of those left behind to raise families and manage farms in their husbands'absence. "Love and Valor" is also the story of a family of Iowa abolitionists who help to make this book a must read.

Chaucer's General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales

An Annotated Bibliography, 1900 to 1982

Author: Caroline D. Eckhardt

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802025920

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 468

View: 8399

This annotated, international bibliography of twentieth-century criticism on the Prologue is an essential reference guide. It includes books, journal articles, and dissertations, and a descriptive list of twentieth-century editions; it is the most complete inventory of modern criticism on the Prologue.

The Golden Age of Folk and Fairy Tales

From the Brothers Grimm to Andrew Lang

Author: N.A

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1624660347

Category: Fiction

Page: 752

View: 6708

In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, attitudes toward history and national identity fostered a romantic rediscovery of folk and fairy tales. This is the period of the Golden Age of folk and fairy tales, when European folklorists sought to understand and redefine the present through the common tales of the past, and long neglected stories became recognized as cultural treasures. In this rich collection, distinguished expert of fairy tales Jack Zipes continues his lifelong exploration of the story-telling tradition with a focus on the Golden Age. Included are one hundred eighty-two tales--many available in English for the first time--grouped into eighteen tale types. Zipes provides an engaging general Introduction that discusses the folk and fairy tale tradition, the impact of the Brothers Grimm, and the significance of categorizing tales into various types. Short introductions to each tale type that discuss its history, characteristics, and variants provide readers with important background information. Also included are annotations, short biographies of folklorists of the period, and a substantial bibliography. Eighteen original art works by students of the art department of Anglia Ruskin University not only illustrate the eighteen tale types, but also provide delightful—and sometimes astonishing—21st-century artistic interpretations of them.

The Idea of the Canterbury Tales

Author: Donald Roy Howard

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520028166

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 403

View: 3847

Discusses Chaucer's intentions concerning the genre, tone, morality, and unity of the Canterbury Tales as well as the realization of his design in style and structure


Author: Linda Windsor

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 9781601423023

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 8589

A fanciful, romantic tale of passion and faith that invites readers to the "God-graced mountains and plains" of Ireland. Maire, Gleannmara's warrior queen, finds her fierce heart is gentled when she takes a reformed mercenary -- a Christian, no less -- as hostage during a raid. At first she wonders what kind of God would make a fine warrior like Rowan of Emerys such a coward. But as she comes to know Rowan and witnesses the force of his beliefs, she learns that meekness and humility to the one true God are stronger than any blade of steel. And in the process, Maire discovers the transforming power of love and faith. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Whispered Kiss

Author: Marcia Lynn McClure

Publisher: Distractions Ink

ISBN: 0985274026

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 3127

With the sea at its side, the beautiful township of Bostchelan was home to many-including the lovely Coquette de Bellamont, her three sisters, and her beloved father. In Bostchelan, Coquette knew happiness and as much contentment as a young woman whose heart had been broken years before could know. Thus, Coquette dwelt in gladness until the day her father returned from his travels with an astonishing tale to tell. Antoine de Bellamont returned from his travels by way of Roanan bearing a tale of such great adventure to hardly be believed. Further, at the center of Antoine's story loomed a man-the dark Lord of Roanan.Known for his cruel nature, heartlessness, and tendency to violence, the Lord of Roanan had accused Antoine de Bellamont of wrongdoing and demanded recompense. Antoine had promised recompense would be paid-with the hand of his youngest daughter in marriage. Thus, Coquette found herself lost, thrust onto a dark journey of her own. This journey would find her carried away to Roanan Manor-delivered into the hands of the dark and mysterious Lord of Roanan who dominated it.

Eine dunkle & grimmige Geschichte

Author: Adam Gidwitz

Publisher: Bloomoon

ISBN: 376079047X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 1098

Was nun folgt, ist ein Märchen. Ein Märchen?, wirst du vielleicht denken. Märchen sind doch Kinderkram! Doch in diesem Märchen hüpfen keine kleinen Mädchen mit roten Kappen fröhlich durch den Wald. Was zwischen diesen Seiten auf sie lauert ist die wahre Geschichte von Hänsel und Gretel – ein Märchen voller dunkler Zauberer, gefährlicher Hexen und todbringender Drachen. Dieses Märchen ist vielleicht furchterregend, sicherlich blutig und definitiv nichts für Angsthasen; aber anders als alle anderen Märchen, die du kennst, ist dieses hier wahr. "Adam Gidwitz schafft es, die gruselige Gewalt, die in den alten Märchen der Brüder Grimm enthalten ist, mit wunderbar viel Humor und einem großartigen Gespür für Spannung auszubalancieren [...] Er webt Grimms Märchen zu einer einzigen Geschichte mit Hänsel und Gretel als Hauptfiguren zusammen und das macht er so gut, dass man nach der Lektüre davon überzeugt ist, dass die alten Geschichten so und nicht anders erzählt werden sollten." RICK RIORDAN Autor der Percy Jackson-Serie Dieser Titel wurde auf der Leipziger Buchmesse prämiert und mit dem Leipziger Lesekompass ausgezeichnet!

Knights, Maidens and Dragons

Six Medieval Tales of Virtue and Valor

Author: Julia Duin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780972011181

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 76

View: 5423

In the days of chivalry, pure and faithful hearts were rewarded -- and they still are. These six enchanting stories set around the world will capture your heart with their wonder and wisdom. First created at the turn of the 20th century, these Victorian-era tales retold from the Little Colonel books have been rewritten for today's reader, retaining all the beauty of the originals. Purity before marriage, patience in adversity, faithfulness in small things, and sacrificial love and courage in despair are some of the virtues displayed in these new spiritual classics. Knights, Maidens and Dragons is illustrated with more than a dozen full-color gorgeous artworks created by famous illustrator Diana Magnuson.

Hearts of Valor

A Sweet Romance Anthology

Author: Sharon Hughson,T. E. Hodden,Philip Lisagor,Jean Young,London Saint James,Terri Rochenski

Publisher: Roane Publishing

ISBN: 152335769X

Category: Fiction

Page: 159

View: 3023

It takes a heart of valor to survive love's battlefield. Six veteran themed romantic tales brimming with love and sacrifice are sure to show us all what it truly means to have a Heart of Valor. Stories: Hero of Her Heart - Sharon Hughson Feathers - T.E.Hodden A Manly Man - Jean Young Goin' Home - Philip Lisagor The Promise - London Saint James Promises Kept - Terri Rochenski

The Tales of Tranquility

Author: Lee Saper,Brian Lee

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595317162

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

View: 6895

"Fight for valor, fight against strife, for death is only an excuse for a corrupt life." Once upon a time, there was peace between the lands of Lordship, Tranquil and Majestic. All remained well until corrupt generals and their armies developed plans to invade the lands and steal power for themselves. Before the peace was broken four young adventurers, Saldere, Rivy, Slade, and Marvin, left Lordship Isle to find the legendary axe of Baraz. The weapon was said to have great powers and if kept in good hands, could help to keep the peace. Through love, treason, war, and friendship, the peaceful inhabitants of the land tried their best to ward off the evil hordes. When they thought at last that all was peaceful, a new horde formed under the leadership of the dreadful Delacorr Rainblayde. Delacorr gathered as many of the evil hordes as he could and made a final assault on Tranquil. Tranquil's last hope to defeat the evildoers was left to a young mole and the legacy of his friends.

For Love or Honor Bound

Author: Derek Hart

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595790364

Category: Fiction

Page: 430

View: 6334

One hundred and thirty-seven years ago, the Countess Isabelle Sophia Bario, diplomatic representative of Emperor Dom Pedro II of Brazil, sailed to war-ravaged America, to negotiate with President Lincoln to allow Brazil to trade with the Confederate States of America. In fact, she was a Rebel spy and instead of treaties, Sophia was after Union secrets. What she found instead was intrigue and murder. Fleeing for her life, Sophia was rescued by Captain Robert Norton, a Confederate cavalry officer. Thus began a torrid love affair with strategic implications.

Größer als das Amt

Auf der Suche nach der Wahrheit - der Ex-FBI-Direktor klagt an

Author: James Comey

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 342645422X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 5747

Die Erinnerungen von Ex-FBI-Chef James B. Comey sind aktuell, brisant und spannend wie ein Krimi. 2017 von Präsident Trump gefeuert, schreibt Comey einen fesselnden Insider-Bericht über politische Machenschaften und das von Donald Trump korrumpierte System. Ein Sachbuch wie ein Kriminalroman der Extraklasse: James Comeys brisante Erinnerungen an die vergangenen 20 Jahre im Zentrum der Macht zeigen ihn als unbeugsamen Ermittler, der gegen die Mafia, gegen CIA-Folter und NSA-Überwachung, und zuletzt im Wahlkampf 2016 gegen Hillary Clintons Umgang mit dienstlichen Emails und Donald Trumps Russland-Verbindungen vorgegangen ist. Der Weg des parteilosen New Yorker Vorzeigejuristen gleicht einer politischen Achterbahnfahrt: stellvertretender Justizminister unter George W. Bush, zum FBI-Direktor ernannt von Barack Obama und gefeuert von Donald Trump wegen angeblicher Illoyalität. Sein Buch ist ein eindrückliches Lehrstück über den aufrechten Gang in einer verantwortungslosen Regierung.