Seven for a Secret

Author: Mary Webb

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781409908487

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

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Mary Webb (1881-1927) was an English romantic novelist of the early 20th century, whose novels were set chiefly in the Shropshire countryside and among Shropshire characters and people which she knew and loved well. Although she was acclaimed by John Buchan and by Rebecca West, who hailed her as a genius, and won the Prix Femina of La Vie Heureuse for Precious Bane (1924), she won little respect from the general public. It was only after her death that the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Stanley Baldwin, earned her posthumous success through his approbation, referring to her as a neglected genius at a Literary Fund dinner in 1928. Her writing is notable for its descriptions of nature, and of the human heart. She had a deep sympathy for all her characters and was able to see good and truth in all of them. Among her most famous works are: The Golden Arrow (1916), Gone to Earth (1917), and Seven for a Secret (1922).
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Selected Short Stories

Author: Mary Webb

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781409908470

Category: Fiction

Page: 72

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Mary Webb (1881-1927) was an English romantic novelist of the early 20th century, whose novels were set chiefly in the Shropshire countryside and among Shropshire characters and people which she knew and loved well. Although she was acclaimed by John Buchan and by Rebecca West, who hailed her as a genius, and won the Prix Femina of La Vie Heureuse for Precious Bane (1924), she won little respect from the general public. It was only after her death that the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Stanley Baldwin, earned her posthumous success through his approbation, referring to her as a neglected genius at a Literary Fund dinner in 1928. Her writing is notable for its descriptions of nature, and of the human heart. She had a deep sympathy for all her characters and was able to see good and truth in all of them. Among her most famous works are: The Golden Arrow (1916), Gone to Earth (1917), and Seven for a Secret (1922).
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Precious Bane

Author: Mary Webb

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405527153

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

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Born at the time of Waterloo in the wild country of Shropshire, Prudence Sarn is a wild, passionate girl, cursed with a hare lip -- her 'precious bane'. Cursed for it, too, by the superstitious people amongst whom she lives. Prue loves two things: the remote countryside of her birth and, hopelessly, Kester Woodseaves, the weaver. The tale of how Woodseaves gradually discerns Prue's true beauty is set against the tragic drama of Prue's brother, Gideon, a driven man who is out of harmony with the natural world.
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The Spring of Joy

Nature Essays (Dodo Press)

Author: Mary Webb

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781409908494

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 76

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Mary Webb (1881-1927) was an English romantic novelist of the early 20th century, whose novels were set chiefly in the Shropshire countryside and among Shropshire characters and people which she knew and loved well. Although she was acclaimed by John Buchan and by Rebecca West, who hailed her as a genius, and won the Prix Femina of La Vie Heureuse for Precious Bane (1924), she won little respect from the general public. It was only after her death that the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Stanley Baldwin, earned her posthumous success through his approbation, referring to her as a neglected genius at a Literary Fund dinner in 1928. Her writing is notable for its descriptions of nature, and of the human heart. She had a deep sympathy for all her characters and was able to see good and truth in all of them. Among her most famous works are: The Golden Arrow (1916), Gone to Earth (1917), and Seven for a Secret (1922).
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Die Entführung der Delia Wright

Roman

Author: Lyndsay Faye

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423424206

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Jetzt im Taschenbuch Ein neuer Fall für Timothy Wilde, den ersten Polizisten von New York: Dieses Mal geht es um die schöne Blumenverkäuferin Lucy Adams, deren Familie entführt wird, um politische Intrigen und um einen florierenden Sklaven- Schwarzhandel mitten im liberalen New York. Und um eine Leiche im Bett von Tims Bruder Valentine, seines Zeichens Polizei-Captain, Feuerwehrmann, korrupter Politiker, Frauenheld und noch einiges mehr. Um Valentine aus diesem Schlamassel herauszuziehen, begibt sich Tim auf eine riskante Gratwanderung zwischen Recht und Gesetz. Vom ›Wall Street Journal‹ zu einem der »zehn besten Kriminalromane des Jahres« gekürt.
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Slow Travel Shropshire

Author: Marie Kreft

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 178477006X

Category: Travel

Page: 256

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Slow Shropshire Travel Guide - Insider advice and holiday tips on everything from the best local pubs and markets to Shrewsbury highlights and county walking routes. Also featuring UNESCO-listed Ironbridge Gorge, Offa's Dyke, Severn Valley, Shropshire Hills, Ludlow, Welsh Marches, castles and historical sites, and US connections with the University of Minnesota, the Caldecott Medal, and Yale University.
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Mary Webb, Neglected Genius

Author: Mary E. Crawford,Bruce J. Crawford

Publisher: Grolier, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781605830247

Category: Design

Page: 152

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An illustrated catalog published to accompany exhibitions at the Grolier Club and the Stanford University Libraries in 2010
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Gone to Earth

Author: Mary Webb

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780992523442

Category: Adultery

Page: 288

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"Once again it rang out, and at its awful reiteration the righteous men and the hunt ceased to be people of any class or time or creed, and became creatures swayed by one primeval passion - fear. They crouched and shuddered like beaten dogs as the terrible cry once more roused the shivering echoes: 'Gone to earth! Gone to earth!'" Mary Webb's second novel, first published in 1917, is one of the most unusual of the twentieth century. It is strikingly modern in some of its themes, but is also markedly a rural fable. It is as if a west country medieval storyteller had whispered in the ear of Thomas Hardy or Emily Bronte just as they were spinning a tale... Hazel, the lonely young daughter of harpist, beeman and coffin-maker Abel Woodus, has been brought up very loosely by him after the death of his gypsy wife. He is a cool and distant man; their isolated tumbledown cottage deep in the Shropshire countryside rarely sees a visitor. Hazel has turned instead to nature, and particularly animals, as her guide to life and love. She has an intense natural feeling for any creature that suffers, and looks at the outer world as inimical to her and those she cares for, in particular her best friend, Foxy, a young vixen she has rescued. But Hazel is growing older, and men are beginning to notice her stormy youthful beauty. Into her superstitious, naive, uncomprehending and fearful mindscape come harbingers of the disturbing outer world. First her cousin Albert is shaken when he sees her again after a long lapse. Then, on the overnight walking journey home from Albert's house in the big town, Hazel loses her way, and is taken up by Jack Reddin, a sensualist local squire who cannot believe his luck in coming across her. She escapes his clutches in the nick of time with the help of his sour manservant, but Jack is determined to find her and claim her for his own, scouring the countryside asking after her. Still managing to evade him, Hazel attends a local glee or choir-meeting where her father harps and she sings, and it is there that yet another man is astonished by what he sees. This is Edward Marston, the tender young minister of a small chapel on a steep hill, called locally God's Little Mountain. The scene is now set for a titanic struggle between lustful Jack and gentle Edward over Hazel, where all their frailties and failings will tell terribly. Hazel is caught in a bewildering trap of desire and pain in which her changeable, independence-loving, wild young heart is tested to its limit. With the intense, spiralling, atmospheric prose of a folktale, Mary Webb unforgettably tells an earthy story of fear, desire, love, and violence both spiritual and physical, where the respectable world's assumptions are severely challenged by one of life's originals. Reviewing it in the Times Literary Supplement on its first publication, Rebecca West said 'She is a genius, and I shouldn't mind wagering that she is going to be the most distinguished writer of our generation.'
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Golden Arrow

Author: Mary Webb

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1406827878

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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Mary Webb (March 25, 1881 - October 8, 1927), was an English romantic novelist of the early 20th century, whose Hardyesque novels are set chiefly in the Shropshire countryside and among Shropshire characters and people which she knew;
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Selected Poems of Mary Webb

Author: Mary Gladys Meredith Webb

Publisher: Headland Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 132

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The House in Dormer Forest

Author: Mary Webb

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781409908456

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Class and generational conflict between aging parents and their adult children in Shropshire during the Edwardian age. The young men also vie for the affections of a manipulative cousin, and their sisters search for love from a limited universe of available men.
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Collected Prose and Poems

A Selection of Mary Webb's Hitherto Uncollected and Unpublished Work

Author: Mary Gladys Meredith Webb,Gladys Mary Coles

Publisher: Shrewsbury : Wildings

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: 130

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Rambling in Shropshire - A Collection of Historical Walking Guides and Rambling Experiences - Including Information on Clunbury, the Wyre Forest, Ludl

Author: Various Authors

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473355729

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 50

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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Humanistic Geography and Literature (RLE Social & Cultural Geography)

Essays on the Experience of Place

Author: Douglas C. D. Pocock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317906322

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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This book introduces the beginning student to the major concepts, materials and tools of the discipline of geography. While it presents geographic theory, as whole and for each of its parts, the chief emphasis is on concrete analysis and example rather than on abstraction, an approach which has proven more successful for undergraduate courses than those with a more heavily theoretical bias. The text was extensively re-written for the third edition, which enhanced its clarity and effectiveness, with expanded cartographic coverage.
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The Lost Girls

"Demeter-Persephone and the Literary Imagination, 1850-1930"

Author: Andrew Radford

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9401204667

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 356

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The Lost Girls analyses a number of British writers between 1850 and 1930 for whom the myth of Demeter’s loss and eventual recovery of her cherished daughter Kore-Persephone, swept off in violent and catastrophic captivity by Dis, God of the Dead, had both huge personal and aesthetic significance. This book, in addition to scrutinising canonical and less well-known texts by male authors such as Thomas Hardy, E. M. Forster, and D. H. Lawrence, also focuses on unjustly neglected women writers – Mary Webb and Mary Butts – who utilised occult tropes to relocate themselves culturally, and especially in Butts’s case to recover and restore a forgotten legacy, the myth of matriarchal origins. These novelists are placed in relation not only to one another but also to Victorian archaeologists and especially to Jane Ellen Harrison (1850-1928), one of the first women to distinguish herself in the history of British Classical scholarship and whose anthropological approach to the study of early Greek art and religion both influenced – and became transformed by – the literature. Rather than offering a teleological argument that moves lock-step through the decades, The Lost Girls proposes chapters that detail specific engagements with Demeter-Persephone through which to register distinct literary-cultural shifts in uses of the myth and new insights into the work of particular writers.
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Women and Gothic

Author: Maria Purves

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443857939

Category: Art

Page: 205

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This small collection of essays explores women’s relationship with the gothic: a relationship which has, since its eighteenth-century beginnings, always been complex. These essays demonstrate some of the scope and diversity of that relationship, and much of its intensity: the ingenuity and genius employed, the anguish experienced and the risks taken, in its evolution. Genuinely representative of gothic’s flexibility and presence in everything from novels to architecture, from surrealist art to hypertext fiction, this volume brings new primary sources and topics to the reader’s attention, and will be of interest to anyone who wants to expand and challenge their understanding of how and why women engage with the gothic.
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