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The Daguerreotype

The Daguerreotype Description:

With an unerring ear for Victorian language and a sense of authenticity Patrick Gregory takes Elizabeth from unsure girl on unfamiliar soil to resilient matriarch The poignancy of her story lies in its commonality with its usual share of youthful hopes and soaring ambitions followed by the disillusionment and unexpected turns of fate If the heroine s life ends in obscurity it nonetheless acquires a certain nobility through her persistent efforts to cling to the remnants of her youthful ideals

Rating: 3.55 out of 5

An American on the Western Front: The First World War Letters of Arthur Clifford Kimber, 1917-18

An American on the Western Front: The First World War Letters of Arthur Clifford Kimber, 1917-18 Description:

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Rating: 3.52 out of 5

Speaking Volumes: The Victorian Parliamentary Library, 1851 2001

Speaking Volumes: The Victorian Parliamentary Library, 1851 2001 Description:

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Rating: 3.75 out of 5

Why Stocks Go Up and Down

Why Stocks Go Up and Down Description:

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Rating: 3.48 out of 5

Violence and the Sacred

Violence and the Sacred Description:

His fascinating and ambitious book provides a fully developed theory of violence as the heart and secret soul of the sacred Girard s fertile combative mind links myth to prophetic writing primitive religions to classical tragedy

Rating: 3.76 out of 5

The Player's Boy

The Player's Boy Description:

The orphaned James Sands anticipated a magnificent career as apprentice to an Elizabethan theater troupe But when his masters die unexpectedly Sands must fight for his art his home and ultimately his life as the violent reign of James I overshadows the glory of the Elizabethan era An historical novel with profound contemporary reverberations

Rating: 3.65 out of 5

Daily Life In Louisiana: 1815-1830

Daily Life In Louisiana: 1815-1830 Description:

American since Louisiana long remained French in spirit and customs As part of the French publisher Hachette s popular Daily Life series Liliane Crete s entertaining readable and well documented book re creates the society of this unique state over a period of fifteen crucial years of prosperity and conflict In this brief period two communities indeed two cultures with very different philosophies struggled for leadership By Creole Louisiana had begun its inevitable decline this book presents a colorful narrative of the populations s daily life and vividly renders the varied lives of many Louisianians slaves working in immense fields of cotton and sugarcane planters living in their vast columned houses black musicians singing their sorrows Creoles and Americans free people of color and whites voodoo queens and Protestant preachers Crete carefully accurately reveals every aspect of life habit custom and development in this story of the state and its people of New Orleans the ever present Mississippi River the swamps and the flatland crossed by bayous where the Cajuns lived and the forests inhabited by Indians

Rating: 3.45 out of 5

The Fables of Aesop

The Fables of Aesop Description:

A reprint of an illustrated collection of over fables from Aesop originally published in

Rating: 3.43 out of 5