A Passion In The Desert

Author: Honoré de Balzac
Publisher: Hippocrene Books
ISBN: 9780862992491
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A Passion In The Desert from the Author: Honoré de Balzac.


Author: Honoré de Balzac
Publisher: Hesperus Press
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Sarrasine from the Author: Honoré de Balzac. Ostensibly a tale of sexual androgyny, the power of love, and its bitter aftermath, this volume is in fact a study of the force of art on society and the deadly immortality of beauty. The nameless narrator attends a ball held by a wealthy Parisian family whose fortune comes from a work of art, and there meets an extraordinary old woman who bears a strange resemblance to the statue depicted in the painting. He returns to his lodgings to tell the tragic, yet ultimately rewarding tale of the creation of the painting's inspiration: a tale of passion, lust, and transexuality, in which music and art, their powers combined, are fatally attracted.

Passion Dans Le D Sert

Author: Carol Marinelli
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 2280292831
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Passion Dans Le D Sert from the Author: Carol Marinelli. En se rendant auprès de sa sœur, princesse de Zaraq, Georgie sait qu’elle va revoir au palais le prince Ibrahim, l’homme dont elle est amoureuse, mais qui a toutes les raisons de la détester. N’a-t-elle pas dû le repousser, quelques mois plus tôt, sans même pouvoir lui donner un mot d’explication ? Mais une fois sur place, Georgie a la surprise de se voir proposer par Ibrahim une excursion de quelques jours dans le désert. Une proposition qu’elle n’ose refuser, mais qui la plonge dans l’angoisse. Quand elle sera seule avec lui, pourra-t-elle continuer à lui cacher les sentiments qu’il n’a jamais cessé de lui inspirer ?

The Chouans

Author: Honoré de Balzac
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The Chouans from the Author: Honoré de Balzac.

Deutscher Gesamtkatalog

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Deutscher Gesamtkatalog from the Author: . Contains books published before Jan. 1, 1930, with the exception of Orientalia, musical compositions, university and school publications (other than monographs), maps, pictorial broadsides without text, and "personalschriften d. h. gelegenheitsschriften persönlichen Charakters ohne Abhandlung."

George Wingfield

Author: C. Elizabeth Raymond
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
ISBN: 9780874171976
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George Wingfield from the Author: C. Elizabeth Raymond. George Wingfield was a major figure in Nevada history in the early decades of the twentieth century, and his legacy is felt throughout the state even today. A political and economic titan, he made a fortune in the gold fields of central Nevada and promptly bought a chain of banks and several hotels. Wingfield was a Republican party leader who was also influential among Democrats. His power was legendary and prevailing, as demonstrated by the nearly universal belief that he ran a bipartisan political machine. For a number of years Wingfield was described, without exaggeration, as the owner and operator of the state of Nevada. Some have revered him as Nevada's benevolent "friend." Others have condemned him as a "sagebrush caesar," a man who politically dominated the state "as arbitrarily as the czar ruled Russia." Elizabeth Raymond's biography depicts the man and his times, from his humble birth in Arkansas in 1876 until his death in Reno in 1959. Wingfield became a significant power in Nevada partly because he remained in the state with all of his money instead of leaving as other millionaires had done. His authority became increasingly contentious as his political activities gradually reshaped the state to coincide with his personal tastes and economic interests. His investments gave him national prominence and tremendous influence in a sparsely populated state, where an economic reliance on divorce and gambling was controversial. Ultimately, both political opponents and outside observers came to resent Wingfield's control. By the 1930s, when his banks collapsed, Wingfield was so bitterly resented that all attempts to reorganize and reopen them failed. In 1935, defeated and shorn of political power, Wingfield declared personal bankruptcy. Although a second fabulous gold mine brought him another fortune, he never recovered the political dominance he enjoyed at the height of his career in the 1920s. When Wingfield died in 1959, he had the satisfaction of witnessing the flourishing tourism-based economy he had worked so hard to promote.

Balzac And Violence

Author: Owen Heathcote
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783039105519
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Balzac And Violence from the Author: Owen Heathcote. Violence is one of the main themes in the novels of Honore de Balzac. Executions, murders, savagery and death accompany the conspiracies and the turbulence that characterise his post-Revolutionary times, from the Terror to the Napoleonic campaigns and then to the upheavals of 1830 and 1848. Despite the importance of violence in Balzac, this is the first book-length study of the topic. The book begins by tracing the links between violence and Balzac's approach to the novel, not merely in terms of violent content, but, equally importantly, in terms of the "form" associated with that content. Form and content combine to perpetuate and naturalise violence and suffering. After charting examples of this combination in one of Balzac's earliest fictions, the book moves on to the links between violence and history (Catherine de Medicis; the Terror), between violence and place (from his native Touraine to sickness in Paris), and between violence and gender/sexuality. It also examines the representation of violence in the form of spoken or written death. Throughout the analysis, the book asks the following question: do Balzac's novels reinforce or counteract the literary text's apparent love-affair with violence?"

Marshal South And The Ghost Mountain Chronicles

Author: Marshal South
Publisher: Sunbelt Publications, Inc.
ISBN: 9780932653666
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Marshal South And The Ghost Mountain Chronicles from the Author: Marshal South. In the 1940s, Marshal South chronicled his family's controversial primitive lifestyle on Ghost Mountain, in what is now Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in southern California, through popular monthly articles written for Desert Magazine. This is the complete collection, along with never-before-published photos of the family.

David The Shepherd Years

Author: Larry L. Lichtenwalter
Publisher: Review and Herald Pub Assoc
ISBN: 0828017204
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David The Shepherd Years from the Author: Larry L. Lichtenwalter. But God saw something special in David when nobody else did, and called him to the throne. He was a shepherd. Military hero. Outlaw. King. Adulterer. Murderer. Penitent father. But most of all the he was a man after God's own heart. David had an instinct for the divine. He poured out his passion for God in song. He danced before God. He wept before God. As a result, Scripture says more about him than about Christ. Artists have sculpted him. Libraries of books have been written about him. All because at the center of David was God. This volume, the first of three, covers the story of David through his friendship with Jonathan. Passion is catching. Let David's God-saturated life fan the flames of faith. All of us, sometimes, just go through the motions. As you read, may David's passion for God become yours, and your heart like His.

Uncertain Territories

Author: Inge E. Boer
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9042021209
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Uncertain Territories from the Author: Inge E. Boer. Tracing and theorizing the concept of boundaries through literary works, visual objects and cultural phenomena, this book argues against the reification of boundaries as fixed and empty non-spaces that divide the world. The contributors elaborate on Boer's theme of boundaries as spaces where opposition yields to negotiation. Their analyses span diverse artefacts and media, ranging from literature to photography, to art installation and presentation, film and song. Fanning out from Boer's central focus - Orientalism - to other places of contestation, boundaries are described to mediate the relationship between self and other.