The Letters of Lady Anne Bacon

Author: Gemma Allen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107056543

Category: History

Page: 312

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The letters of Lady Anne Bacon, mother of Francis Bacon, which shed light on Elizabethan politics from a female perspective.

Letters and Communities

Author: Paola Ceccarelli,Lutz Doering,Thorsten Fögen,Ingo Gildenhard

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192526235

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 384

View: 1930

The writing of letters often evokes associations of a single author and a single addressee, who share in the exchange of intimate thoughts across distances of space and time. This model underwrites such iconic notions as the letter representing an 'image of the soul of the author' or constituting 'one half of a dialogue'. However justified this conception of letter-writing may be in particular instances, it tends to marginalize a range of issues that were central to epistolary communication in the ancient world and have yet to receive sustained and systematic investigation. In particular, it overlooks the fact that letters frequently presuppose and were designed to reinforce communities-or, indeed, to constitute them in the first place. This volume explores the interrelation of letters and communities in the ancient world, examining how epistolary communication aided in the construction and cultivation of group-identities and communities, whether social, political, religious, ethnic, or philosophical. A theoretically informed Introduction establishes the interface of epistolary discourse and group formation as a vital but hitherto neglected area of research, and is followed by thirteen case studies offering multi-disciplinary perspectives from four key cultural configurations: Greece, Rome, Judaism, and Christianity. The first part opens the volume with two chapters on the theory and practice of epistolary communication that focus on ancient epistolary theory and the unavoidable presence of a letter-carrier who introduces a communal aspect into any correspondence, while the second comprises five chapters that explore configurations of power and epistolary communication in the Greek and Roman worlds, from the archaic period to the end of the Hellenistic age. Five chapters on letters and communities in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity follow in the third, part before the volume concludes with an envoi examining the trans-historical, or indeed timeless, philosophical community Seneca the Younger construes in his Letters to Lucilius.

Acts and Letters of the Apostles

Author: Richmond A. Lattimore

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466893516

Category: Religion

Page: 287

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Richmond Lattimore, one of the most distinguished living translators of Greek, has in this book completed his rendering of the New Testament in fresh and accurate English for the modern reader. The publication of his translation of The Four Gospels and the Revelation in 1979 was hailed by the New York Times Book Review as "an achievement that places us more deeply in Lattimore's debt than any other in a long diligent career." The Acts of the Apostles, which he calls "the earliest consecutive story of early Christianity that we have," and the three groups of Letters of the Apostles--those of Saint Paul, the letter to the Hebrews, and the General Letters--are now made available to complete the New Testament in his translation. His aim again has been to provide a simple, literal rendering in which the syntax and order of the Greek dictate the character of the English style. Lattimore, as an authority on the Greek language in which these texts have come down to us, and as a writer without pretensions as a biblical scholar, allows the words of the apostles and earliest disciples to speak for themselves with accuracy and fidelity to the Greek. The book's design follows the attractive and readable format of The Four Gospels, and avoids the usual apparatus of biblical texts.

Letters from Dorothy Osborne to Sir William Temple, 1652–54

Author: Dorothy Osborne,Edward Abbott Parry

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108070558

Category: History

Page: 348

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This 1888 publication reproduces all Osborne's letters to Temple. The pair conducted a secret epistolary courtship in the mid-seventeenth century.

Letters to My Wife, A WWII Love Story

Author: Ellen Anderson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499018290

Category: History

Page: 292

View: 9053

Letters that were found in a small cedar chest Mom saved that Dad wrote when he was in WWII. From 1942-1946 these letters tell interesting war stories & facts and a love story like no other. Dad wrote to Mom every moment that he could. Every breath & every step he took was for her. Dad was a "trailblazer" and fought on the front line in France and Germany. He was a radio man and was in charge of managing the location of his troop. This story will make you laugh and certainly make you cry. It is a truly amazing story!

The Letters of Margaret Fuller

Author: Margaret Fuller

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 150172522X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 460

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This single-volume selection of the letters of Margaret Fuller invites acquaintance with a great American thinker of the Transcendentalist circle.

Jack The Ripper: Letters from Hell

Author: Keith Skinner,Stewart P Evans

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0750953810

Category: History

Page: 224

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The name Jack the Ripper is instantly recognised throughout the world, yet many people are unaware that the famous nickname first appeared in a letter or that this was where the whole legend of Jack the Ripper really began. This title poses a controversial question: was Jack the Ripper merely a press invention?

Letters & Sounds, Ages 3 - 5

Author: N.A

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 1624429432

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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In Letters & Sounds, your child will complete a variety of colorful and creative activities designed to help him or her hear each letter’s sound. Your child will develop the fine motor control needed for kindergarten while also learning to recognize each letter!

Love Letters and the Romantic Novel during the Napoleonic Wars

Author: Sharon Worley

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443862770


Page: 165

View: 1351

Love letters during the Napoleonic wars were largely framed by concepts of love which were promoted through novels and philosophy. The standard texts, so to speak, which were written by major authors who inherited this Enlightenment bearing, responded to the emerging concepts of love found in novels and philosophical essays. Love among this Napoleonic coterie is unique because it demonstrates the reciprocal relationship between the love letter and the romantic novel. Germaine de Staël, Juiette Récamier, Chateaubriand, Benjamin Constant, Lady Emma Hamilton, Napoleon Bonaparte and his brother, Lucien Bonaparte, were the authors and recipients of some of the most passionate love letters of this period. They were also avid readers of the newly emerging genre of the romantic novel, and many of them were also authors of such works where they projected their personal romances onto the characterization of their fictional heroes and heroines. In addition, these authors had lived through the recent French Revolution and the Terror. Imprisoned during the Revolution, or branded as emigrés upon their return to Paris, their mature adult lives were spent in the shadows of the Napoleonic wars in which they shifted political loyalties as the specter of Napoleon’s powers grew from First Consul to Emperor of Europe. The looming threat of war ignited the depths of their passions and inspired their intellectual analysis of love, happiness and suicide. Their evolving concept of love was a romantic, all-consuming passion which gripped the lovers in fatal embraces. This book’s analysis of their love letters and romantic novels reveals the emerging political landscape of the period through extended metaphors of love and patriotism.


Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: N.A


Category: Authors, American

Page: 730

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