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The Imperial Wife

The Imperial Wife Book
Author : Irina Reyn
Publisher : Bad Boys of Boulder
Release : 2017-01-18
ISBN : 9781410495365
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Imperial Wife

The Imperial Wife Book
Author : Irina Reyn
Publisher : Picador
Release : 2017-08-01
ISBN : 9781250130075
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Imperial Wife is a smart, engaging novel that parallels two fascinating worlds and two singular women. Irina Reyn writes beautifully of immigrants, art and the vagaries of love." - Jess Walter, National Book Award finalist and author of the New York Times bestseller, Beautiful Ruins Two women's lives collide when a priceless Russian artifact comes to light. Tanya Kagan, a rising specialist in Russian art at a top New York auction house, is trying to entice Russia's wealthy oligarchs to bid on the biggest sale of her career, The Order of Saint Catherine, while making sense of the sudden and unexplained departure of her husband. As questions arise over the provenance of the Order and auction fever kicks in, Reyn takes us into the dazzling world of Catherine the Great, the infamous 18th-century empress, who may have owned the priceless artifact, and who, it turns out, faced many of the same issues Tanya wrestles with in her own life. Suspenseful and beautifully written, The Imperial Wife asks whether we view female ambition any differently today than we did in the past. Can a contemporary marriage withstand an "Imperial Wife"?"[Reyn] is a master of creating realistic and nuanced female characters." -Shannon Reed, The Washington Post "This intriguing novel carries the reader between modern day Manhattan and Russia in the age of Catherine the Great. Prepare to be absorbed and transported." - Elin Hilderbrand, bestselling author of The Rumor "If only we could meet our historical counterparts. Reyn does just that, aligning a Russian art specialist in contemporary New York and Catherine the Great. The dual narratives make for an imaginative, thrilling, and exquisite novel." -Kaui Hart Hemmings, New York Times bestselling author of The Descendants "Dazzling and insanely ambitious." - Gary Shteyngart, New York Times bestselling author of The Russian Debutante's Handbook and Little Failure: A Memoir "Irina Reyn is a wonderful writer - witty and compassionate, lyrical and sharp - and The Imperial Wife is a deeply intelligent and expansive book that offers as many fascinating insights into love and ambition as it does about Catherine the Great and the contemporary art world. I loved it." - Molly Antopol, author of The UnAmericans, nominated for the National Book Award and finalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize"I literally could not put down Irina Reyn's The Imperial Wife. The manner in which this author is able to switch back and forth between the dwindling marriage of a contemporary New York couple and the domestic life of Catherine the Great is nothing less than masterful. Every aspect of young Catherine's life is utterly fascinating - and Reyn hits those historical details so squarely on the head, the chapters were reminiscent of Hillary Mantel's finest work. But Tanya, the modern protagonist, is also vivid, complex, and utterly heartbreaking, which gives her chapters equal weight and prominence. Not to mention the subtle yet inevitable way the lives of these unlikely sisters were woven together throughout. When I finished the book, I was both sorry it was over and overwhelmed with this author's skill. This is the most satisfying novel I've read in a long, long time." - Katie Crouch, New York Times bestselling author of Girls in Trucks and Abroad

The Imperial Wife

The Imperial Wife Book
Author : Irina Reyn
Publisher : Macmillan
Release : 2016-07-19
ISBN : 1466887362
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"The Imperial Wife is a smart, engaging novel that parallels two fascinating worlds and two singular women. Irina Reyn writes beautifully of immigrants, art and the vagaries of love". --Jess Walter, National Book Award finalist and author of the New York Times bestseller, Beautiful Ruins Two women's lives collide when a priceless Russian artifact comes to light. Tanya Kagan, a rising specialist in Russian art at a top New York auction house, is trying to entice Russia's wealthy oligarchs to bid on the biggest sale of her career, The Order of Saint Catherine, while making sense of the sudden and unexplained departure of her husband. As questions arise over the provenance of the Order and auction fever kicks in, Reyn takes us into the world of Catherine the Great, the infamous 18th-century empress who may have owned the priceless artifact, and who it turns out faced many of the same issues Tanya wrestles with in her own life. Suspenseful and beautifully written, The Imperial Wife asks whether we view female ambition any differently today than we did in the past. Can a contemporary marriage withstand an “Imperial Wife”?

Celestial Women

Celestial Women Book
Author : Keith McMahon
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2016-04-21
ISBN : 1442255021
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume completes Keith McMahon’s acclaimed history of imperial wives and royal polygamy in China. Avoiding the stereotype of the emperor’s plural wives as mere victims or playthings, the book considers empresses and concubines as full-fledged participants in palace life, whether as mothers, wives, or go-betweens in the emperor’s relations with others in the palace. Although restrictions on women’s participation in politics increased dramatically after Empress Wu in the Tang, the author follows the strong and active women, of both high and low rank, who continued to appear. They counseled emperors, ghostwrote for them, oversaw succession when they died, and dominated them when they were weak. They influenced the emperor’s relationships with other women and enhanced their aura and that of the royal house with their acts of artistic and religious patronage. Dynastic history ended in China when the prohibition that women should not rule was defied for the final time by Dowager Cixi, the last great monarch before China’s transformation into a republic.

The Governor s Wife

The Governor s Wife Book
Author : Mathilda Malling
Publisher : Forgotten Books
Release : 2018-03-23
ISBN : 9780365364849
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Excerpt from The Governor's Wife: Pictures From the Imperial Court of France, 1806-1807 Car mon coeur abondait en souvenirs fldéles. Dans notre ciel sinistre et sur nos tristes jours Ton noble esprit planait avec de nobles ailes. Comma nu aigle souvent, comme nu ange toujours. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Governor s Wife Pictures from the Imperial Court of France 1806 1807

The Governor s Wife  Pictures from the Imperial Court of France  1806 1807 Book
Author : Ingrid Mathilda Malling
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1904
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Governor s Wife Pictures from the Imperial Court of France 1806 1807 book written by Ingrid Mathilda Malling, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Governor s Wife Pictures from the Imperial Court of France 1806 1807 Translated by Henriette Langaa St John

The Governor s Wife  Pictures from the Imperial Court of France  1806 1807     Translated by Henriette Langaa St  John Book
Author : Mathilda MALLING,Henriette Langaa SAINT JOHN
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1904
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Governor s Wife Pictures from the Imperial Court of France 1806 1807 Translated by Henriette Langaa St John book written by Mathilda MALLING,Henriette Langaa SAINT JOHN, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Army Wives

Army Wives Book
Author : Midge Gillies
Publisher : Aurum
Release : 2016-11-18
ISBN : 1781315515
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Most families have an army wife somewhere in their past. Over the centuries they have followed their men to the front, helped them keep order in far-flung parts of the empire or waited anxiously at home. Army Wives uses first hand accounts, letters and diaries to tell their story. We meet the wives who made the arduous journey to the Crimean war and witnessed battle at close quarters. We hear the story of life in the Raj and the, often terrifying, experiences of the women who lived through its dying days. We explore the pressures of being a modern army wife - whether living in barracks or trying to maintain a normal home life outside 'the patch'. In the twentieth century two world wars produced new generations of army wives who forged friendships that lasted into peacetime. Army Wives reveals their experience and that of a new breed of independent women who supported their men through the Cold War to the current war on terror. Midge Gillies, author of acclaimed The Barbed-Wire University, looks at how industrial warfare means husbands can survive battle with life-changing injuries that are both mental and physical - and what that means for their family. She describes how army wives communicate with their husbands - via letters and coded messages, to more immediate, but less intimate, texts and Skype. She examines bereavement, from the seances, public memorials and deaths in a foreign field of the Great War to the modern media coverage of flag-draped coffins returning home by military plane. Above all, Army Wives examines what it really means to be part of the 'army family'.

The Ambassador s Wife

The Ambassador s Wife Book
Author : Catherine Grace Frances Gore
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1863
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Ambassador s Wife

The Ambassador s Wife Book
Author : Mrs. Gore (Catherine Grace Frances)
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1863
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Materials for an Anatomy of Personality in Late Imperial China

Materials for an Anatomy of Personality in Late Imperial China Book
Author : Paolo Santangelo
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2010-01-11
ISBN : 9047430972
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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How was the concept of 'personality' perceived in (late-imperial) China? Re-constructing the main features describing the individual, and firmly based on a variety of sources, this volume is a reflection on personality and its attributes in China.

Emperors and Ancestors

Emperors and Ancestors Book
Author : Olivier Hekster
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2015
ISBN : 0198736827
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Emperors and Ancestors is the first systematic analysis of the different ways in which imperial lineage was represented in the various 'media' through which images of emperors could be transmitted. Rather than focusing on individual rulers, Hekster evaluates evidence over an extended period of time and differentiates between various types of sources, such as inscriptions, sculpture, architecture, literary text, and particularly central coinage, whichforms the most convenient source material for a modern reconstruction of Roman representations over a prolonged period of time.

Joseph Conrad and the Imperial Romance

Joseph Conrad and the Imperial Romance Book
Author : L. Dryden
Publisher : Springer
Release : 1999-11-24
ISBN : 0230597076
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Linda Dryden places Almayer's Folly, An Outcast of the Islands , 'Karain', and Lord Jim in the context of the nineteenth-century imperial romance. Through the thwarted dreams and aspirations of his central characters she argues that Conrad exposes the empty promises of such fiction and challenges assumptions about the superiority of European imperialists and the imperial venture itself. Using illustrations from and references to many well-known novels of Empire, Dryden demonstrates how Conrad's Malay fiction alludes to the conventions and stereotypes of popular imperial fiction.

The Governor s Wife madame Junot Pictures From The Imperial Court Of France 1806 1807

The Governor s Wife  madame Junot   Pictures From The Imperial Court Of France  1806 1807 Book
Author : Mathilda Malling
Publisher : Wentworth Press
Release : 2019-03-24
ISBN : 9781011069613
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Great Women of Imperial Rome

Great Women of Imperial Rome Book
Author : Jasper Burns
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2007
ISBN : 9780415408981
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A lively and engaging account of the leading ladies of imperial Rome from the foundation of the Empire to the third century AD (and a postscript on the fourth century). It is illustrated by 416 Coin Photographs as well as a dozen striking portraits by the author, and will thus be an indispensable resource for historians, art historians and numismatists in addition to its wider appeal.

Transmigration Prince s Modern Wife

Transmigration  Prince   s Modern Wife Book
Author : Lv Xiuzi
Publisher : Funstory
Release : 2020-09-17
ISBN : 1636543804
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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When modern poison doctors fought the ancient evil kings, they relied on tactics and wily tactics. Let's see who could tame who.

The Six Wives Of Henry VIII

The Six Wives Of Henry VIII Book
Author : Antonia Fraser
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2011-06-16
ISBN : 1780220677
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Antonia Fraser's bestselling biography of Henry VIII's six wives; a subject of enduring fascination. The six wives of Henry VIII - Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anna of Cleves, Katherine Howard and Catherine Parr - have become defined in a popular sense not so much by their lives as by the way these lives ended. But, as Antonia Fraser conclusively proves, they were rich and feisty characters. They may have been victims of Henry's obsession with a male heir, but they were not willing victims. On the contrary, they displayed considerable strength and intelligence at a time when their sex supposedly possessed little of either.

Repudiating a Good Wife Is Out of the Question

Repudiating a Good Wife Is Out of the Question Book
Author : Gu ChengJi
Publisher : Funstory
Release : 2020-06-07
ISBN : 1649486898
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In front of the Imperial Palace's door to the Martial Arts Service, King Xing was kneeling on the ground where he had once knelt. It was already a great disrespect for Li Chengrui to force the Emperor to take back the decree of crippling the Emperor. However, in the previous dynasty, Vice Minister Yao played a gameplay, while Xiao Yi acted as an excuse for him. There were also those officials who were tied up by Cao Mo on Li Chengrui's warship and had their interests tied up, all praising Prince Xing for his filial piety.

Women in World History v 1 Readings from Prehistory to 1500

Women in World History  v  1  Readings from Prehistory to 1500 Book
Author : Sarah Shaver Hughes,Brady Hughes
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2015-02-24
ISBN : 1317451856
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Presenting selected histories in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas, this work discusses: political and economic issues; marriage practices, motherhood and enslavement; and religious beliefs and spiritual development. Famous women, including Hatshepsut, Hortensia, Aisha, Hildegard of Bingen and Sei Shonangan, are discussed as well as lesser known and anonymous women. Both primary and secondary source readings are included.

The Publications of the Huguenot Society of London

The Publications of the Huguenot Society of London Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1923
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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