A Woman of the Times

Journalism, Feminism, and the Career of Charlotte Curtis

Author: Marilyn S. Greenwald

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0821412655

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 251

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Chronicles the life of the New York Times writer and editor during the political and social changes of the 1960s through the 1980s

A woman of our times

Author: Rosie Thomas

Publisher: Bantam


Category: Fiction

Page: 500

View: 2327


Betrayed by her jealous husband and determined to reinvent her life, successful businesswoman Harriet Peacock returns to her childhood home where she meets a mysterious man

A Woman of Egypt

Author: Jehan Sadat

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743237080

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

View: 7041


Here is the passionate, heartfelt story of Jehan Sadat--patriot, feminist, wife, mother--a woman at the turbulent center of an ancient land.

Becoming a Woman of Substance

Author: Jennifer McKelvey

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469151405

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 88

View: 5385


Becoming a Woman of Substance is a triumphant tale of an ugly duckling from a small town blossoming into a beautiful swan trying to survive in the big city. Most times she swims but occasionally she sinks. Either way, you know you're in store for an informative, fun-filled ride. Each chapter details the journey of being unaware to becoming aware of what is needed to grow into a woman who has real character and substance. How we get there depends on the path we chose. It'll be easy to relate to the struggles, challenges, and triumphs. We live in a society that doesn't always encourage this kind of self-reflection. However, in this book you will learn how to take back that power and have the peace and joy you desire.

Freda Kirchwey, a Woman of the Nation

Author: Sara Alpern

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674318281

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 319

View: 6932


Traces the life of the American journalist and examines her work as the editor of the Nation magazine

Plays. An Ideal Husband. A Woman of No Importance / Пьесы. Идеальный муж. Женщина, не стоящая внимания

Author: Оскар Уайльд

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 5040047487

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: N.A

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В сборник вошли две пьесы всемирно известного драматурга, «Идеальный муж» (1894) и «Женщина, не стоящая внимания» (1893). Действие первого произведения строится на шантаже и политических интригах. Во втором сюжет разворачивается вокруг семейной тайны. Сам того не подозревая, лорд Иллингворт назначает на должность секретаря своего незаконнорожденного сына.

A Woman of All Seasons

Daily Divine Deliverance

Author: Paula Harris

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440122946

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 548


Please ponder a few questions for a moment. Are you happy in this season of your life? Are you burnt out and left with no hope of anything ever changing for you? Are you able to enjoy what you have presently? Does your past keep you from taking a positive step toward your future? Do you feel overwhelmed by the challenges confronting you in this season of your life? The tsunami, hurricane Katrina, California mud slides, and snow in Hawaii are recent reminders that there are times and seasons over which we have little or no control. The same is true for each season of a woman's life. She may laugh or weep, love or hate, plant or uproot during her journey. Nevertheless, she can learn to glance at her struggles, but gaze upon His sovereignty. Your time in this book will be revitalizing as you receive wisdom and encouragement for each season of your life.

Becoming a Woman of Letters

Myths of Authorship and Facts of the Victorian Market

Author: Linda H. Peterson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691140179

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 289

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During the nineteenth century, women authors for the first time achieved professional status, secure income, and public fame. How did these women enter the literary profession; meet the demands of editors, publishers, booksellers, and reviewers; and achieve distinction as "women of letters"? Becoming a Woman of Letters examines the various ways women writers negotiated the market realities of authorship, and looks at the myths and models women writers constructed to elevate their place in the profession. Drawing from letters, contracts, and other archival material, Linda Peterson details the careers of various women authors from the Victorian period. Some, like Harriet Martineau, adopted the practices of their male counterparts and wrote for periodicals before producing a best seller; others, like Mary Howitt and Alice Meynell, began in literary partnerships with their husbands and pursued independent careers later in life; and yet others, like Charlotte Brontë, and her successors Charlotte Riddell and Mary Cholmondeley, wrote from obscure parsonages or isolated villages, hoping an acclaimed novel might spark a meteoric rise to fame. Peterson considers these women authors' successes and failures--the critical esteem that led to financial rewards and lasting reputations, as well as the initial successes undermined by publishing trends and pressures. Exploring the burgeoning print culture and the rise of new genres available to Victorian women authors, this book provides a comprehensive account of the flowering of literary professionalism in the nineteenth century.

A Woman of No Importance

The Untold Story of WWII’s Most Dangerous Spy, Virginia Hall

Author: Sonia Purnell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349010153

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 9967


***A New York Times bestseller*** 'Purnell's account of Hall's hectic, amphetamine-fuelled exploits never falters. It recalls Caroline Moorehead's wonderful book, Village of Secrets but has an added touch of Ben Macintyre's brio ... A rousing tale of derring-do' The Times Book of the Week 'Riveting ... one of the most breath-taking stories yet told of female courage behind enemy lines' Sarah Helm, author of A Life in Secrets In 1942, the Gestapo would stop at nothing to track down a mysterious 'limping lady' who was fighting for the freedom of France. The Nazi chiefs issued a simple but urgent command: 'She is the most dangerous of all Allied spies. We must find and destroy her.' The Gestapo's target was Virginia Hall, a glamorous American with a wooden leg who broke through the barriers against her gender and disability to be the first woman to infiltrate Vichy France for the SOE. In so doing she helped turn the course of the intelligence war. This is the epic tale of an heiress who determined that a hunting accident would not define her existence; a young woman who gambled her life to fight for the freedoms she believed in; an espionage novice who helped to light the flame of French Resistance. Based on new and extensive research, Sonia Purnell has for the first time uncovered the full secret life of Virginia Hall, an astounding and inspiring story of heroism, spycraft, resistance and personal triumph over shocking adversity. 'A gripping, relevant and timely read about a remarkable woman from a talented writer' Deborah Frances-White, author of The Guilty Feminist 'A fitting and moving tribute to an amazing woman' The Economist

A Woman of Amherst

The Travel Diaries of Orra White Hitchcock, 1847 and 1850

Author: Robert L. Herbert

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 059548669X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 220

View: 6713


From the pen of one of Amherst, Massachusetts's most important women comes an intriguing glimpse into the nineteenth century. Twice, Orra White Hitchcock traveled with her husband, Edward, a famous geologist and president of Amherst College. She kept meticulous diary entries of their journeys, observing with wit and frankness the people and places she encountered. Orra writes behind-the-scenes accounts of a scientific conference in Edinburgh and of a visit with some of the century's most notable contemporary scientists in London. She describes in stunning and honest detail Sunday services, an international antiwar congress in Frankfurt, and slavery on the streets of Richmond, Virginia. Because she was an open-minded woman, her pages are rich in entertaining stories of botanical gardens, public entertainments, and the shops of London and Paris. She also indulges the reader with romantic descriptions of memorable landscapes in Wales, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, and Switzerland. Spanning the ocean from America to Europe, Orra's never-before-published travel journals offer a vivid, inside look at one woman's unique experiences in a world moving toward modernity.