The Book of the Pearl

Author: George Frederick Kunz,Charles Hugh Stevenson

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 605

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The preparation of this book has been a joint labor during the spare moments of the two authors, whose time has been occupied with subjects to which pearls are not wholly foreign—one as a gem expert, and the other in the fisheries branch of the American government. For many years the writers have collected data on the subject of pearls, and have accumulated all the obtainable literature, not only the easily procurable books, but likewise manuscripts, copies of rare volumes, original edicts, and legislative enactments, thousands of newspaper clippings, and interesting illustrations, many of them unique, making probably the largest single collection of data in existence on this particular subject. It was deemed advisable to present the results of these studies and observations in one harmonious volume, rather than in two different publications. While the book is a joint work in the sense that each writer has contributed material to all of the chapters and has critically examined and approved the entire work, the senior author has more closely applied himself to the latter half of the text, covering antiquity values, commerce, wearing manipulation, treatment, famous collections, aboriginal use, and the illustrations, while the junior author has attended to the earlier half of the book, with reference to history, origin, sources, fisheries, culture, mystical properties, and the literature of the pearl.

The Pearl of the Soul of the World

Author: Meredith Ann Pierce

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316029076

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 243

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The spellbinding conclusion to the Darkangel Trilogy! Armed with a magical pearl imbued with all the sorcery and wisdom of the world, bestowed upon her by the Ancient known as Ravenna, Aeriel finally comes face-to-face with the White Witch and her vampire sons. Backed by her husband, his army of good, and a throng of magical steeds, she must unlock the power of the pearl to awaken her true destiny and save the world.

The Epistemological Perspective of the Pearl-Poet

Author: Piotr Spyra

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317033914

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

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Original and engaging, this study presents the four anonymous poems found in the Cotton Nero MS - Pearl, Cleanness, Patience, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - as a composite text with a continuous narrative. While it is widely accepted that the poems attributed to the Pearl-Poet ought to be read together, this book demonstrates that instead of being analyzed as four distinct, though interconnected, textual entities, they ought to be studied as a single literary unit that produces meaning through its own intricate internal structure. Piotr Spyra defines the epistemological thought of Saint Augustine as an interpretive key which, when applied to the composite text of the manuscript, reveals a fabric of thematic continuity. This book ultimately provides the reader with a clear sense of the poet's perspective on the nature of human knowledge as well as its moral implications and with a deeper understanding of how the poems bring the theological and philosophical problems of the Middle Ages to bear on the individual human experience.

The Pearl of Days

Author: Harold Hobson,Phillip Knightley,Leonard Russell

Publisher: London : Hamilton

ISBN: N.A

Category: Journalism

Page: 506

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The Pearl Poem

Author: George Doherty Bond

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

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This work looks at the treatment of the poem as a maze, a metaphor for the labyrinth in the life of art and belief.