Portrait of a Marriage

Author: Nigel Nicolson

Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers


Category: Authors, English

Page: 284

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Vita Sackville-West, novelist, poet, and biographer, is best known as the friend of Virginia Woolf, who transformed her into an androgynous time-traveler in Orlando. The story of Sackville-West's marriage to Harold Nicolson is one of intrigue and bewilderment. Their son, this book's author, combines his mother's memoir with his own explanations and what he learned from their many letters. Even during her various love affairs with women, Vita maintained a loving marriage with Harold. This book presents an often misunderstood but always fascinating couple.

Portrait Of A Marriage

Author: Nigel Nicolson,Vita Sackville-West

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780226683

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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The classic story of the relationship between Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson, and a unique portrait of the Bloomsbury Group. 'A brilliantly structured account of the dramas, infidelities and deep emotional attachments' GUARDIAN 'An intimate and controversial account of his bisexual parents' open relationship' NEW YORK TIMES 'One of the most absorbing stories, built around two very remarkable people, ever to stray from Gothic fiction into real life' TLS The marriage was that between the two writers, Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson and the portrait is drawn partly by Vita herself in an autobiography which she left behind at her death in 1962 and partly by her son, Nigel. It was one of the happiest and strangest marriages there has ever been. Both Vita and Harold were always in love with other people and each gave the other full liberty 'without enquiry or reproach', knowing that their love for each other would be unaffected and even strengthened by the crises which it survived. This account of their love story is now a modern classic.

Portrait of a Marriage

Author: Pearl S. Buck

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480421138

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

View: 3902

A wealthy painter falls in love with an illiterate Pennsylvania farm girl in this novel from the New York Times–bestselling author of The Good Earth. At the turn of the century, an upper-class painter from Philadelphia goes searching for inspiration. He finds his muse on a farm—the farmer’s beautiful and humble daughter. His portrait of her becomes one of his most inspired works, but his passion for the illiterate girl doesn’t stop at the easel: He returns to marry her and settle down to country life—a journey that means bridging enormous gaps between their cultures, breaking from his parents, and creating tension between their friends. Pearl S. Buck compassionately imagines both sides of the complex marriage, and in addition, creates a wonderfully vivid picture of America leading up to the Second World War. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck including rare images from the author’s estate.

Portraits of a Marriage

Author: Sandor Marai

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1400096677

Category: Fiction

Page: 386

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A rediscovered masterwork from famed Hungarian novelist Sándor Márai, Portraits of a Marriage tracks the lifelong entanglement of a man and two women haunted by class differences and misdirected longings. Peter and Ilonka are a wealthy couple whose outwardly perfect marriage is undone by secrets. The insecure Ilonka believes she can never be elegant and refined enough for her husband, while Peter has long been tormented by his forbidden love for Judit, a peasant and servant in his childhood home. What Judit longs for most, however, is freedom from the constraints of the society that has ensnared all three in a vortex of love and loss. Set against the backdrop of Hungary between the wars, in a world on the verge of dramatic change, this exquisite novel offers further posthumous evidence of Marai’s brilliance. Translated from the Hungarian by George Szirtes

Who's Who in Gay and Lesbian History

Author: Robert Aldrich,Garry Wotherspoon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000158888

Category: History

Page: 524

View: 6794

Who's Who in Gay and Lesbian History: From Antiquity to the Mid-Twentieth Century is a comprehensive and fascinating survey of the key figures in gay and lesbian history from classical times to the mid-twentieth century. Among those included are: * Classical heroes - Achilles; Aeneas; Ganymede * Literary giants - Sappho; Christopher Marlowe; Arthur Rimbaud; Oscar Wilde * Royalty and politicians - Edward II; King James I; Horace Walpole; Michel de Montaigne. Over the course of some 500 entries, expert contributors provide a complete and vivid picture of gay and lesbian life in the Western world throughout the ages.

Portrait of a Marriage

Author: Pearl S. Buck

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780848807917

Category: Fiction

Page: 214

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Pearl S. Buck

Author: Peter Conn,Peter J. Conn

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521639897

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 502

View: 4827

Describes the literary, social, and personal accomplishments of the Nobel- and Pulitzer-prize-winning author and activist.

Portrait of a Woman in Silk

Author: Zara Anishanslin

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300197055

Category: America

Page: 432

View: 8101

16. 1763: Unraveling Empire -- Coda: 1791 -- Note on Sources and Methodology -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W

Bisexuality and the Eroticism of Everyday Life

Author: Marjorie Garber

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136612831

Category: Art

Page: 624

View: 7351

"Bisexuality is about three centuries overdue . . . nevertheless, here it is: a learned, witty study of how our curious culture has managed to get everything wrong about sex." -Gore Vidal

What Does a Woman Want?

Author: Shoshana Felman,Thomas E Donnelly Professor of French and Comparative Literature Shoshana Felman

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801846205

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 188

View: 1440

Examines the question ("what does a woman want?") through close readings of autobiographical texts by Virginia Woolf, Simone de Beauvoir, Adrienne Rich, Sigmund Freud, and Honore' de Balzac.