A Season of Splendor

"A Season of Splendor takes you on a spectacular journey through this Gilded Age, the period from roughly the 1870s to 1914, when old-money bluebloods and patricians confronted the nouveau riche - railway barons, steel magnates, and Wall ...

Author: Greg King

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 508

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"A Season of Splendor takes you on a spectacular journey through this Gilded Age, the period from roughly the 1870s to 1914, when old-money bluebloods and patricians confronted the nouveau riche - railway barons, steel magnates, and Wall Street speculators - and forged an uneasy and dazzling new social order in New York City. Together, their extreme wealth, elaborate parties, marble mansions, shocking excesses, and delicious scandals transformed the social, architectural, and sartorial landscape."--BOOK JACKET.

Victoria 500 Christmas Ideas

Provides the inspiration and instruction needed for hundreds of Christmas ideas, including cookies, creating a winter wonderland in one's front yard, tree decorations, unique gift-wrapping ideas, wreath projects, and many more, in a ...

Author: Kimberly Meisner

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ISBN: 9781588167668

Category: Cooking

Page: 480

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Provides the inspiration and instruction needed for hundreds of Christmas ideas, including cookies, creating a winter wonderland in one's front yard, tree decorations, unique gift-wrapping ideas, wreath projects, and many more, in a resource illustrated with full-color photos.

Seasons of Splendour

These stories, told by parents to their children for many generations, make a rich and dazzling collection of mythological tales drawn from a great heritage of Hindu epics - from the life of the great god Krishna to how the monkey god ...

Author: Madhur Jaffrey

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141966416

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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India is particularly rich in colourful follore. These stories, told by parents to their children for many generations, make a rich and dazzling collection of mythological tales drawn from a great heritage of Hindu epics - from the life of the great god Krishna to how the monkey god Hanuman helped defeat the Demon King Ravan and a host of other magical and spectacular creatures. The stories are arranged according to the sequence of the Hindu year and each is prefaced with a short personal anecdote from the author's childhood. Beautifully illustrated throughout in black line and tone by Michael Foreman.

The Splendor of Longing in the Tale of the Genji

He settles upon that most acceptable of activities, an excursion for admiring the
beauties proffered by the season, in this case, the autumn foliage of Uji. The
large party settles at Yūgiri's villa on the other side of the river and proceeds to
make ...

Author: Norma Field

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691656169

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

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Foremost among Japanese literary classics and one of the world's earliest novels, the Tale of Genji was written around the year A.D. 1000 by Murasaki Shikibu, a woman from a declining aristocratic family. For sophisticaion and insight, Western prose fiction was to wait centuries to rival her work. Norma Field explore the shifting configurations of the Tale, showing how the hero Genji is made and unmade by a series of heroines. Professor Field draws on the riches of both Japanesse and Western scholarship, as well as on her own sensitive reading of the Tale. Included are discussions of the social, psychological, and political dimensions of the aesthetics of this novel, with emphasis on the crucial relationship of erotic and political concerns to prose fiction. Norma Field is Assistant Professor of Far Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. Originally published in 1987. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

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The Nonsuch Professor in His Meridian Splendor

Moses that memorable worthy , “ Chose rather to suffer affliction , with the people
of God ; than enjoy the pleasures of sin . for a season . ” What is a cup of physic ,
which reinoves a disease ; compared with a cup of poison , which takes away ...

Author: William Secker

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Category: Christian life

Page: 349

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When the Splendor Falls

A dagger of sun striking the earth through stone slabs marked the changing of the
seasons, celebrating the coming of the spring equinox and forewarning of the
winter solstice. When darkness fell across the land there was no fear, for the ...

Author: Laurie McBain

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 149260805X

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

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One stolen kiss. Two hearts from different worlds. When war and time threaten to keep them apart, will love be enough? Virginia, 1860. For Leigh Alexandra Travers, life at her family's Virginia plantation is a paradise of summer picnics and sweet tea. The daughter of a wealthy Southern horse breeder, Leigh has no interest in the outside world. Until she meets Neil Braedon... Young and beautiful, Leigh catches the sharp eye of Neil Braedon, raised to manhood by Comanches, not by the Braedons of Royal Bay Manor. Their stolen kiss inflames a life-altering passion. As war storms across the divided land, Leigh's family fights to preserve their fading Southern heritage, even as Neil joins the Union army. Against all odds, in tumultuous times, can Leigh and Neil forge a new future in the untamed West? Praise for Laurie McBain: "Wonderfully romantic."—Romantic Times "Lush and evocative."—Publishers Weekly

The Birds and Seasons of New England

flowery splendor that forms a striking contrast with the general nakedness of the
plain . As the hues of this drapery fade by the withering of the catkins , the leaf -
buds of the trees gradually cast off their scaly coverings , in which the infant bud ...

Author: Wilson Flagg

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Category: Birds

Page: 457

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Woven Splendor

[ 13 ] Winter , from the “ Seasons of Lucas ” Series Late seventeenth century ;
Paris or the Gobelins Manufactory , France Designed by a Netherlandish artist of
the school of Bernard van Orley , known as the Master of the Months of Lucas , ca
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Author: Detroit Institute of Arts

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Category: Tapestry

Page: 88

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Woman of Splendor

You ' ll Have Season Changes Seasons of life dictate much of what we do . “
There is an appointed time for everything . And there is a time for every event
under heaven ” ( Eccles . 3 : 1 ) . My last cub left for college about the time I was
working ...

Author: Linda Weber

Publisher: Linda Weber Ministries

ISBN: 9780805418446

Category: Religion

Page: 244

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Biblical feminism is encouraged as readers discover the true glory and God-given strength of being a real woman. (Christian)

A Naturalist Amid Tropical Splendor

The dark , rainy weather of this season failed to depress his spirits , as it
sometimes did mine . On the contrary , he seemed to enjoy the mist and rain . The
only notes I heard from a Blueand - White Mockingbird definitely known to be a
female ...

Author: Alexander Frank Skutch

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Category: Nature

Page: 232

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A Season of Swans

A SEASON OF SWANS After the firestorm of violence and tragedy that severed
North from South and brother from brother ... resistance , from California's golden
Sonoma Valley to the Victorian splendor of racing seasons at Saratoga Springs .

Author: Celeste De Blasis

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553284126

Category: Families

Page: 816

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After the firestorm of violence and tragedy that severed North from South and brother from brother, the Falconer dynasty-like the nation itself-needs time to heal and rebuild. To rise from the ashes.

Stolen Splendor

They flaunted their charms shamelessly before him , hoping for a night's
assignation , or a few weeks of stolen pleasure . But she had come to court with
him for her own reasons , and those did not include a night in his bed , or a
season as his ...

Author: Diana Haviland

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 9781558178915

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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In the seventeenth-century court of King James, a darkly handsome nobleman sweeps waif-like Melora Standish off her feet and into the glittering and scandal-filled world of the royal court. Original.

Royal Splendor in the Enlightenment

THE PRINCE'S COUNTRY HOUSES The annual rhythm of life at the Spanish
court was marked by sojourns at a different Royal Seat during each season :
Aranjuez in the spring , La Granja in the summer , El Escorial in the fall and El
Pardo in ...

Author: Bridget Marx

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Category: Art

Page: 287

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The Splendor that was Egypt

But to divide the day and night into hours was a more difficult task , for even at the
latitude of Memphis or Thebes the length of the day differs according to the
season of the year . The division of the day and night into twelve hours each was
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Author: Margaret Alice Murray

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Category: Egypt

Page: 256

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Meehan s Monthly

... radiance tender , on the natural scenery . It is recorded genUpgazing to the
Heaven whose hues they win , Serene and steadfast in the season's splendor ,
erally as being found in open woods , -- but My blossoms blue beam beautiful
again ...

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Passover Splendor

Such holidays , occurring during the season of harvest and lambing , served as a
release from the harshness of winter . In biblical times , as the exodus became a
central idea in Jewish life , the Passover celebration focused on the first ...

Author: Barbara Rush

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9781584793991

Category: Religion

Page: 96

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Passover is one of the most important and most beloved family holidays in the Jewish year. A perfect holiday gift for the seder hostess, this unique collection spotlights the most precious Passover Judaica from museums and collections around the world.

An Endless Line of Splendor

Her candlestick gave a clear and steady light ; the Spirit of grace was poured
copiously upon pastor and people ; 1784 - 92 was a season of almost constant
and , at times , of powerful revival ; there were enlargement and strength , unity ...

Author: Earle White Crawford

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Category: Presbyterians

Page: 238

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The Splendor of Faith

Author: Avery Dulles

Publisher: Herder & Herder

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Category: Religion

Page: 204

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A philosopher and theologian, as well as priest, and finally Pope, John Paul II has written extensivley on a wide variety of subjects. With his considerable theological expertise and acumen, Avery Dulles has undertaken the demanding task of synthesizing the Pope's theological insights on the complete range of topics from the Trinity and Christology to the economic and social order.

A Lasting Splendor

This is our most important event of the season . All the leading people of society
are coming . Winnie and I expect " Sylvia sighed as she interrupted her . " What is
it you want from me , mother ? " " I want you to be your most beautiful , Sylvia .

Author: Elizabeth Bright

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ISBN: 9781884907920

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Page: 296

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