The Building of Jalna


Author: Mazo de la Roche
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 1554886287
Category: Fiction
Page: 344
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First published in 1944, The Building of Jalna is one of sixteen books in the Jalna series written by Canada’s Mazo de la Roche. In The Building of Jalna, Adeline, an impulsive bride with an Irish temper, and her husband, Captain Whiteoak, select Lake Ontario as the site of their new home. De la Roche chronicles their trials and tribulations during the building of the house, the swimming and skating parties, and the jealousies and humourous events that arise. This is book 1 of 16 in The Whiteoak Chronicles. It is followed by Morning at Jalna.

Jalna: Books 1-4

The Building of Jalna / Morning at Jalna / Mary Wakefield / Young Renny
Author: Mazo de la Roche
Publisher: Dundurn.com
ISBN: 1459723015
Category: Fiction
Page: 1200
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Chronicling the early years of the formidable manor Jalna and the Whiteoak family who inhabit it, this bundle gathers together the first four novels in Mazo de la Roche’s treasured Canadian saga. Includes The Building of Jalna Morning at Jalna Mary Wakefield Young Renny

Return to Jalna


Author: Mazo de la Roche
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 145970505X
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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First published in 1946, in Return to Jalna, the Whiteoak family reunites after a year of separation. Piers, Renny, and Wakefield return in 1943 during the Second World War. Finch has been off on a concert tour, and Maurice has come home from Ireland. Fifteen-year-old Adeline returns from school and is now the stunning reflection of her namesake. It’s a time of change and strain, but the family remains united against all others. This is book 13 of 16 in The Whiteoak Chronicles. It is followed by Renny’s Daughter.

The Jalna Saga

All Sixteen Books of the Enduring Classic Series
Author: Mazo de la Roche
Publisher: Dundurn.com
ISBN: 1459723562
Category: Fiction
Page: 4800
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Beloved by generations, Mazo de la Roche’s irreplaceable Jalna saga is at last available in a single collected volume. For lovers of the series, this is truly the authoritative collection. The Jalna series is a 16-novel family saga about the Whiteoak family. First published in 1927, Jalna won the Atlantic Monthly Press’s first $10,000 Atlantic Prize Novel award. De la Roche went on to write about the Whiteoak family for the next 30 years, establishing a place for herself in popular Canadian literature. The Jalna series has been translated into many languages and was adapted for stage, radio, and television. Includes all of the Jalna novels: The Building of Jalna Morning at Jalna Mary Wakefield Young Renny Whiteoak Heritage Whiteoak Brothers Jalna Whiteoaks of Jalna Finch’s Fortune The Master of Jalna Whiteoak Harvest Wakefield’s Course Return to Jalna Renny’s Daughter Variable Winds at Jalna Centenary at Jalna

Morning at Jalna


Author: Mazo de la Roche
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 1554889162
Category: Fiction
Page: 283
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First published in 1960, in Morning at Jalna it is 1863 and the American Civil War is raging south of the border. Still in its early years, the Jalna estate seems far away from the despair and destruction. Philip, who will grow up to become the master of Jalna, has just come into the world, while Augusta, Nicholas, and Ernest are children. Life at Jalna is as peaceful as usual until the Sinclairs come to visit. They arrive with the polished manners and soft accents of Old Carolina and quickly appeal to Adelines sense of hospitality. However, as the burden these distant cousins bring grows, the Whiteoaks begin to suspect that the Sinclairs have a deep and dangerous secret. This is book 2 of 16 in The Whiteoak Chronicles. It is followed by Mary Wakefield.

The Jalna Saga, Deluxe Edition

All Sixteen Books of the Enduring Classic Series & The Biography of Mazo de la Roche
Author: Mazo de la Roche
Publisher: Dundurn.com
ISBN: 1459723570
Category: Fiction
Page: 5000
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Beloved by generations, Mazo de la Roche’s irreplaceable Jalna saga is at last available in a single collected volume. This deluxe edition unites all sixteen Jalna novels and, for the first time, Heather Kirk’s extraordinary 2006 biography of author, painting a complicated portrait of a writer for whom international acclaim was a blessing and a curse. No understanding of the Jalna series is complete without this fascinating exposé of the woman who created it. For lovers of the series, this is truly the authoritative Jalna collection. Includes all of the Jalna novels The Building of Jalna Morning at Jalna Mary Wakefield Young Renny Whiteoak Heritage Whiteoak Brothers Jalna Whiteoaks of Jalna Finch’s Fortune The Master of Jalna Whiteoak Harvest Wakefield’s Course Return to Jalna Renny’s Daughter Variable Winds at Jalna Centenary at Jalna

Jalna: Books 13-16

Return to Jalna / Renny's Daughter / Variable Winds at Jalna / Centenary at Jalna
Author: Mazo de la Roche
Publisher: Dundurn.com
ISBN: 1459723473
Category: Fiction
Page: 1200
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All good things must come to an end, and this four-book bundle closes Mazo de la Roche’s beloved Jalna series with stories of return, rebirth, and hope for a new day. As the dark clouds of World War II begin to clear, the scattered Whiteoak clan returns to its roots, and draws strength from renewed family ties, even if inner peace remains elusive. But life continues at its own pace, with all the departures and unexpected arrivals that entails. As the venerable family manor approaches its centenary and the Whiteoaks try to stage a grand reunion, hopes and tensions run high as de la Roche brings the Jalna saga to a masterful conclusion. Includes Return to Jalna Renny’s Daughter Variable Winds at Jalna Centenary at Jalna

Die Vagina-Monologe


Author: Eve Ensler
Publisher: Edition Nautilus
ISBN: 3960540299
Category: Social Science
Page: 100
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Das Buch ist eine kleine, kunstfertige Anregung zur weiblichen Selbsterkenntnis, eine liebevolle Aufforderung an alle Frauen, den eigenen Weg zur Lust zu finden. Gleichzeitig ist es ein entschiedenes Plädoyer gegen sexuelle Gewalt. Alte Damen und Mädchen, Singles, Ehefrauen, Lesben, Professorinnen, Arbeiterinnen, Schauspielerinnen, Prostituierte wurden von der Auto-rin zu ihrer Vagina befragt. Ihre unterschiedlichen Erfahrungen und Ausdrucksweisen geben dem Buch eine lebendige Vielfältigkeit. Witz und Leichtigkeit stehen neben Traurigem und Erschütterndem. Eve Ensler hat einer großen Bandbreite von Gefühlen eine poetische und charmante Form gegeben. Die Vagina-Monologe wurden zwei Jahre lang in einem New Yorker Off-Broadway-Theater gespielt und wurde dann auch in zahlreichen Städten Europas aufgeführt.

Studies in Jaina Art and Iconography and Allied Subjects in Honour of Dr. U.P. Shah


Author: R. T. Vyas,Umakant Premanand Shah
Publisher: Abhinav Publications
ISBN: 9788170173168
Category: Art
Page: 366
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The Present Volume Is Published By The Oriental Institute, M.S. University Of Baroda In Sacred Memory Of Late Dr. U.P. Shah, Ex-Deputy Director And General Editor, Ramayana Deptt. Of The Institute. It Contains Research Articles Specially Written By Scholar-Friends Of Dr. Shah From The World Over, Ranging From Jaina Philosophy, Jaina Iconography, Art-History To Indian Literature In General, As His Interest Too Ranged To All The Afore-Mentioned Subjects. As Will Be Evident From The Life-Sketch And The Bibliography Of His Works, Dr. Shah Made An Impact In The Field Of Jaina Iconography And Art-History, Though He Handled, With Equal Felicity, Subjects Related To Oriental Studies. Some Of The Articles Appearing In This Volume Break New Ice Regarding Certain Knotty Points Of Jaina Philosophical Thought And Religious Practices. It Would Be Helpful To View The Contents Of This Volume From The Standpoint Of Long, Mutual Affinity And Correlatedness Of The Ancient Vedic And Jaina Traditions That Flourished Coevally Over A Great Stretch Of Time In This Country Of Uncommon Tolerance And Understanding Of Opposing Ideas And Ideals, Evincing Brilliant Insights Into The Problems Of Being And Consciousness Ever Probed By Human Mind. The Methodology Of Symbolical Representation Of Transcendental Principles And Perceptions Evolved In Both Jaina And Brahmanical Traditions Of Thought Is Well-Documented In This Volume, Which Will Prove To Be A Treasure For The Students Of Oriental Studies In General And Indology In Particular

Emily auf der High-School


Author: Lucy Maud Montgomery
Publisher: Loewe Verlag
ISBN: 3732009076
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 306
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Was Emily nicht zu träumen gewagt hat, wird Wirklichkeit: Sie darf nach Shrewsbury gehen und die High-School besuchen. Allerdings muss sie dafür zwei große Opfer bringen. Zum einen gilt es, New Moon zu verlassen und bei der ungeliebten Tante Ruth zu leben. Zum anderen soll sie auf das Schreiben von ausgedachten Geschichten verzichten. Doch Emily ist schließlich eine stolze, durchsetzungsfähige Murray. Und so verliert sie ihr Ziel, eine große Schriftstellerin zu werden, in diesen drei turbulenten Schuljahren keinen Moment aus den Augen. Die Klassiker-Reihe von Lucy Maud Montgomery als eBook! Nach "Anne auf Green Gables" erzählte die weltweit bekannte Autorin die Geschichte vom Waisenkind Emily und ihrem Traum, eine große Schriftstellerin zu werden. Nostalgie-Spaß für Jugendliche und Erwachsene!

Home Truths About Domestic Violence

Feminist Influences on Policy and Practice - A Reader
Author: Jalna Hanmer,Catherine Itzin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136370978
Category: Social Science
Page: 424
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While men's violence to women is an everyday culturally supported activity, this reader demonstrates: that men's violence can be curtailed and that women and children can be assisted effectively; that state policies and provision can be improved; and that women can actively participate in the resolution of their difficulties. Bringing together new work and key papers Home Truths About Domestic Violence provides a comprehensive overview and up-to-date account of the progress so far, and identifies what still needs to be done. Areas covered include: * womens experience of violence * childrens experience of violence * personal experiences of the justice system * state policies on violence in the US and UK * educational programmes and initiatives. This substantial Reader makes a significant contribution to the understanding of domestic violence from both a policy and a practice perspective. Together with its companion volume Home Truths About Child Sexual Abuse it provides an in-depth resource for a wide range of teachers, students and professionals, highlighting the diverse and complex dimensions of the problem of domestic violence.

Autobiographies of Others

Historical Subjects and Literary Fiction
Author: Lucia Boldrini
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415507375
Category: History
Page: 225
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This book studies the tension between historicity and the desire to free the subject from historical necessity that defines novels that are presented as if they were the autobiographies of historical personages, novels that gesture towards historical factuality and literary fictionality. Boldrini visits autobiographies of others, or ‘heterobiographies,’that are distinguished by the acknowledgment in their fictional structure and ideological premises of the operation involved in assuming another’s voice, of the historical and philosophical gap inherent in the ‘double I’ they stage. Unlike more traditional examples of the historical/biographical novel, their aim is not so much the reconstruction of a historically believable context and individual, but the very exploration of that gap: of changing conceptions of selfhood; of the relationships between writing, history, and subjectivity; and of the intellectual categories that shape our understanding of these relationships. The analysis of texts by authors such as David Malouf, Peter Carey, Michael Ondaatje, Gilbert Adair, Anna Banti, and Manuel Vázquez Montalbán shows that heterobiography is a powerful literary and intellectual tool employed to reflect critically on cultural, historical, and philosophical constructions of the human; on individual identity, its representations, and its formation through dialogue with the other; on the relationships of power that define the subject socially and legally; of the ethics of the voice and the ethical implications of literary practices of representation; and, therefore, also on the social, political, and cultural role of the literary writer.

Ausgesetzt

Psychothriller
Author: James W. Nichol
Publisher: Knaur eBook
ISBN: 3426555743
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
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Neben einer Landstraße in Ontario wird ein dreijähriger Junge ausgesetzt. Seine Mutter flüstert ihm noch zu, sich an einem Zaun gut festzuhalten - doch sie kehrt nie zurück. Mit neunzehn weiß Walker Devereaux immer noch nicht, wer er eigentlich ist. Außer einem Foto von zwei Mädchen und dem Brief eines Teenagers, die man damals in seiner Jackentasche fand, hat er keine Anhaltspunkte. Aber er gibt nicht auf. Walker will das Rätsel um seine Familie lösen - und kreuzt den Weg eines mörderischen Psychopathen. Ausgesetzt von James W. Nichol: Spannung pur im eBook!

Sharpes Sieg


Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3404159829
Category:
Page: 463
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Richard Sharpe wird Zeuge eines Massakers an einem britischen Aussenposten - verantwortlich ist ein englischer Offizier, der zur verfeindeten Marathen-Konföderation übergelaufen ist. Sharpe begibt sich auf die Jagd nach dem Verräter. Dabei muss er tief ins Feindesland vordringen und wird bald selbst zum Gejagten. Sein Weg führt ihn zu dem kleinen Dorf Assaye, wo die englische Armee sich einer gewaltigen indischen Übermacht stellen muss. Unter den Reihen des Feindes ist auch der Überläufer. Sharpe wittert die Chance, ihn ein für alle Mal zu stellen.

Kanonen auf hoher See

Historischer Roman
Author: Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: Refinery
ISBN: 3960480067
Category: Fiction
Page: 399
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»Ein Amerikaner?« rief der Admiral. »Da sieht man’s wieder, die taugen alle nichts. Fast alle dieser verdammten Schurken sind selber Sträflinge, und der Rest ist ’ne buntgescheckte Affenbrut ...« Doch da irren sich die Engländer, und niemand erfährt dies schmerzhafter als Captain Lucky Jack Aubrey von der Royal Navy, den das Glück zu verlassen scheint. Schiffbrüchig und schwerverletzt muß er als Gefangener im Hafen von Boston ausharren, während die Briten rasch nacheinander die Verluste von drei Schiffen hinnehmen müssen. Doch mit Unterstützung seiner Informanten schmiedet Jacks Freund, der Schiffsarzt und Geheimagent Dr. Maturin, einen erfolgreichen Fluchtplan, und bald weht wieder der Gefechtsqualm über die amerikanischen Planken. Der sechste Band aus der weltweit erfolgreichen marinehistorischen Serie um den Seehelden Jack Aubrey und seinen Schiffsarzt Dr. Stephen Maturin.

Die Zufallsfamilie

Roman
Author: Marina Endicott
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783426198766
Category:
Page: 463
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Von heute auf morgen muss sich die bisher allein lebende Clara um eine ganze Familie kümmern. 3 Kinder, eine schrullige Grossmutter und ein unbeholfener und rastloser Vater stellen ihr Leben auf den Kopf.