Author: Phyllis Whitsell
Author: Claire Tomalin
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 1112The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft is the acclaimed bestselling biography by Claire Tomalin Winner of the Whitbread First Book Prize Witty, courageous and unconventional, Mary Wollstonecraft was one of the most controversial figures of her day. She published A Vindication of the Rights of Women; travelled to revolutionary France and lived through the Terror and the destruction of the incipient French feminist movement; produced an illegitimate daughter; and married William Godwin before dying in childbed at the age of thirty-eight. Often embattled and bitterly disappointed, she never gave up her radical ideas or her belief that courage and honesty would triumph over convention. 'Tomalin is a most intelligent and sympathetic biographer, aware of her impetuous subject's many failings, yet with the perception to present her greatness fairly. She writes well and wittily' Daily Telegraph 'A vivid evocation not only of what Mary went through but also of how women lived in the second part of the eighteenth century. Most of all, however, Tomalin makes Mary Wollstonecraft unforgettable' Evening Standard From the acclaimed author of Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self, Charles Dickens: A Life and The Invisible Woman, this celebrated biography is the definitive account of Mary Wollstonecraft's life. Claire Tomalin is the award-winning author of eight highly acclaimed biographies, including: The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft; Shelley and His World; Katherine Mansfield: A Secret Life; The Invisible Woman: The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens; Mrs Jordan's Profession; Jane Austen: A Life; Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self; Thomas Hardy: The Time-Torn Man and, most recently, Charles Dickens: A Life. A former literary editor of the New Statesman and the Sunday Times, she is married to the playwright and novelist Michael Frayn.
Author: Peter Maher
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
View: 5614A fictional tale based on the true rags-to-riches story of a young Irish girl escaping the poverty of post–potato famine Ireland. Annie Elizabeth Maher ends up in the service of one of the wealthiest and most well-connected families in New York. She mixes with artists, politicians, and wealthy businesspeople and travels the world with her mistress, Georgiana. After Georgiana dies young, Annie retreats to make a new life in Long Branch, New Jersey. A successful and philanthropic female entrepreneur with a portfolio of seven properties in 1900 is a rare event, let alone a woman who has emerged from poverty in Ireland. Nonetheless she makes her mark on this seaside town and lives happily. However, she is arrested in 1924 and committed to Trenton Asylum as a lunatic. Was this a conspiracy to bring her down or an intolerance of female success? What of her time in Trenton under the now-infamous Dr. Henry Cotton? How will this megalomania in medicine impact her life?
Author: Douglas L. Howard,David Bianculli
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Category: Performing Arts
View: 1660Today more than ever, series finales have become cultural touchstones that feed watercooler fodder and Twitter storms among a committed community of viewers. While the final episodes of The Fugitive and M*A*S*H continue to rank among the highest rated broadcasts, more recent shows draw legions of binge-watching fans. Given the importance of finales to viewers and critics alike, Howard and Bianculli along with the other contributors explore these endings and what they mean to the audience, both in terms of their sense of narrative and as episodes that epitomize an entire show. Bringing together a veritable "who’s who" of television scholars, journalists, and media experts, including Robert Thompson, Martha Nochimson, Gary Edgerton, David Hinckley, Kim Akass, and Joanne Morreale, the book offers commentary on some of the most compelling and often controversial final episodes in television history. Each chapter is devoted to a separate finale, providing readers with a comprehensive survey of these watershed moments. Gathering a unique international lineup of journalists and media scholars, the book also offers readers an intriguing variety of critical voices and perspectives.
Author: John Dominic Crossan
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 5909From his boyhood in Tipperary, Kildare, and Donegal to the pinnacle of biblical scholarship, John Dominic Crossan’s adventurous spirit has led him to seek out the truth no matter where it leads. In this delightful memoir, the former monk and controversial biblical scholar tells how his work as a pioneering historical Jesus expert has led him from the traditional Catholicism of his youth to a more complex, sophisticated faith. With characteristic wit and candor, he describes the joys and challenges of growing up in Ireland and reveals how his life experiences—from Ireland to America, Rome, and Israel, from monastery to university, from priesthood to marriage—have shaped his understanding of God, Jesus, the Church, and what it means to be a true Christian.
Author: Lester Hodgins
View: 1638James Hodgins was born in 1786 in Dromineer, Ireland, and married Mary Napier Hodgins, daughter of John Hodgins, in 1813. They immigrated to Canada in 1831, and settled in Biddulph Township, Huron District, Ontario. He died there in 1869.
Author: Charles Joseph Kickham
View: 4086Knocknagow has been described as 'one of the greatest, if not the greatest, of all Irish novels'. It is on the one hand a political novel, a series of detailed pictures of Tipperary life in which the Land Question is a major theme; and on the other a novel about a community and its people that comes close to Dickens in its humour and richness of character. Kickham lived through the Fenian years and saw the failure of the causes of his youth.
Author: Robert Keating O'Neill
Category: Business & Economics
View: 7557This book introduces researchers to the treasure of printed and manuscript resources available in Irish libraries, archives,and genealogical centers. Irish and non-Irish researchers alike will find it of inestimable value for their research anywhere in Ireland. Essential information on operating hours, contact information, access and service information, descriptions, and the location of these repositories will prove to be immensely practical. There are lists of publications, a detailed glossary and bibliography, and an extensive index. Of special interest are the vital reference details for each parish in Ireland for the crucially important tithe and valuation records from c. 1830 in the record offices in Belfast and Dublin. The guide also provides information of practical benefit to many other interested parties, including holidaymakers interested in learning about local resources available to them during their stay in Ireland.