The Beautiful Ones

Author: Prince

Publisher: One World

ISBN: 039958966X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The brilliant coming-of-age-and-into-superstardom story of one of the greatest artists of all time, in his own words—featuring never-before-seen photos, original scrapbooks and lyric sheets, and the exquisite memoir he began writing before his tragic death NAMED ONE OF THE BEST MUSIC BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST AND THE GUARDIAN • NOMINATED FOR THE NAACP IMAGE AWARD Prince was a musical genius, one of the most beloved, accomplished, and acclaimed musicians of our time. He was a startlingly original visionary with an imagination deep enough to whip up whole worlds, from the sexy, gritty funk paradise of “Uptown” to the mythical landscape of Purple Rain to the psychedelia of “Paisley Park.” But his most ambitious creative act was turning Prince Rogers Nelson, born in Minnesota, into Prince, one of the greatest pop stars of any era. The Beautiful Ones is the story of how Prince became Prince—a first-person account of a kid absorbing the world around him and then creating a persona, an artistic vision, and a life, before the hits and fame that would come to define him. The book is told in four parts. The first is the memoir Prince was writing before his tragic death, pages that bring us into his childhood world through his own lyrical prose. The second part takes us through Prince’s early years as a musician, before his first album was released, via an evocative scrapbook of writing and photos. The third section shows us Prince’s evolution through candid images that go up to the cusp of his greatest achievement, which we see in the book’s fourth section: his original handwritten treatment for Purple Rain—the final stage in Prince’s self-creation, where he retells the autobiography of the first three parts as a heroic journey. The book is framed by editor Dan Piepenbring’s riveting and moving introduction about his profound collaboration with Prince in his final months—a time when Prince was thinking deeply about how to reveal more of himself and his ideas to the world, while retaining the mystery and mystique he’d so carefully cultivated—and annotations that provide context to the book’s images. This work is not just a tribute to an icon, but an original and energizing literary work in its own right, full of Prince’s ideas and vision, his voice and image—his undying gift to the world.

The Beautiful Ones

Author: Kody Boye

Publisher: Kody Boye

ISBN: N.A

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 279

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My mother once said that only the Beautiful Ones survive. This is because, in the war-torn Great South, beauty is a currency, and to have it means you will never have to worry about a thing. ​ The only problem is: beauty is judged by our capital’s Gentlewomen, and there is no guarantee that we will past their test. ​ Every year, the Gentlewomen of the capital leave the Glittering City to oversee the annual Procession. They travel settlement to settlement selecting girls, aged sixteen and older, to become Beautiful Ones. If chosen, we will be lifted into a life of luxury, but the cost is our free will.

The Beautiful Ones

Author: Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 125078557X

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Mexican Gothic comes a sweeping romance with a dash of magic. They are the Beautiful Ones, Loisail’s most notable socialites, and this spring is Nina’s chance to join their ranks, courtesy of her well-connected cousin and his calculating wife. But the Grand Season has just begun, and already Nina’s debut has gone disastrously awry. She has always struggled to control her telekinesis—neighbors call her the Witch of Oldhouse—and the haphazard manifestations of her powers make her the subject of malicious gossip. When entertainer Hector Auvray arrives to town, Nina is dazzled. A telekinetic like her, he has traveled the world performing his talents for admiring audiences. He sees Nina not as a witch, but ripe with potential to master her power under his tutelage. With Hector’s help, Nina’s talent blossoms, as does her love for him. But great romances are for fairytales, and Hector is hiding a truth from Nina — and himself—that threatens to end their courtship before it truly begins. Silvia Moreno-Garcia's The Beautiful Ones is a charming tale of love and betrayal, and the struggle between conformity and passion, set in a world where scandal is a razor-sharp weapon. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Beautiful Ones

Author: Adrianne Byrd

Publisher: Kimani Press

ISBN: 0373534809

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 616


Medical administrator Ophelia Missler, engaged to wealthy businessman Jonas Hinton, finds herself having second thoughts about her upcoming wedding when she realizes that she might be in love with her long-time best friend Solomon Bassett.

The Beautiful Ones: The Complete Series

Author: Kody Boye

Publisher: Kody Boye

ISBN: N.A

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: N.A

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In the Great South, beauty is a currency all young women wish to have. But all beauty comes with a price. Set on the backdrop of a raging civil war, The Beautiful Ones follows sixteen-year-old Kelendra Byron as she is lifted from the depths of poverty to become one of her country's Beautiful Ones, at the cost of her free will. This dark, near-future world—hailed as "Cinderella in Dystopialand" by one reviewer—will take readers to the heights of fame and fortune, and reveal the horrors that come as a result. This special edition contains all three novels of The Beautiful Ones trilogy.

The Man of Heaven and the Beautiful Ones of God

Author: Elizabeth Gunner

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004496688

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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The introduction sets Isaiah Shembe and the Nazareth Baptist Church in the context of contemporary South African religion, social history and politics and offers a new reading of the importance of place, memory and literacy in the early history of the church. The three texts in Zulu and English, from the 1920s and 1930s, open a window onto the intellectual and religious life, and the social organisation of this important African church. Marriage, adultery, healing, the priesthood, visions, the role of women, national identity are among the topics these texts engage with.

The Stolen Bible

Author: Gerald O. West

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004322787

Category: Religion

Page: 540

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The Stolen Bible analyses Southern African receptions of the Bible from its arrival in imperial Dutch ships in the mid-1600s through to the post-apartheid period of South African democracy, reflecting on how a tool of imperialism becomes an African icon.

The Little Black Songbook: Great Songs

Author: Wise Publications

Publisher: Wise Publications

ISBN: 1783230401

Category: Music

Page: 224

View: 2649


A pocket-sized collection of great songs presented in chord songbook format, with Guitar chord boxes and complete lyrics to over 80 hits!

The Best Acoustic Guitar Chord Songbook

Author: Wise Publications

Publisher: Wise Publications

ISBN: 1783231955

Category: Music

Page: 256

View: 4602


The Best Acoustic Guitar Chord Songbook serves over 100 acoustic classics from the Sixties to the present day, arranged with Guitar chord boxes and full lyrics. Perfect for any aspiring guitarist, ideal for group singalongs, a spot of busking or simply to bolster your repertoire with some fantastic new material. This book includes: - All My Loving [The Beatles] - Always On My Mind [Willie Nelson] - Bohemian Like You [The Dandy Warhols] - Brown Eyed Girl [Van Morrison] - Days [Kirsty MacColl] - Every Breath You Take [The Police] - Hallelujah [Leonard Cohen] - Mr Writer [Stereophonics] - Mrs Robinson [Simon & Garfunkel] - Run [Snow Patrol] - Sing [Travis] - So Young [The Corrs] - Somewhere Only We Know [Keane] - Starman [David Bowie] - Stop Crying Your Heart Out [Oasis] - Streets Of Your Town [The Go-betweens] - Thank You For Loving Me [Bon Jovi] - The Closest Thing To Crazy [Katie Melua] - The First Cut Is The Deepest [Cat Stevens] - Things Have Changed [Bob Dylan] - Try A Little Tenderness [Otis Redding] - Waltzing Back [The Cranberries] - Wouldn't It Be Nice [The Beach Boys] And many more!