We Two

Author: Gillian Gill

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345514920

Category: History

Page: 480

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "[A] delectable double bio . . . Talk about Victoria’s secret. . . . A fascinating portrait of a genuine love match, but one in which the partners dealt with surprisingly modern issues.” —USA Today It was the most influential marriage of the nineteenth century—and one of history’ s most enduring love stories. Traditional biographies tell us that Queen Victoria inherited the throne as a naïve teenager, when the British Empire was at the height of its power, and seemed doomed to find failure as a monarch and misery as a woman until she married her German cousin Albert and accepted him as her lord and master. Now renowned chronicler Gillian Gill turns this familiar story on its head, revealing a strong, feisty queen and a brilliant, fragile prince working together to build a family based on support, trust, and fidelity, qualities neither had seen much of as children. The love affair that emerges is far more captivating, complex, and relevant than that depicted in any previous account. The epic relationship began poorly. The cousins first met as teenagers for a few brief, awkward, chaperoned weeks in 1836. At seventeen, charming rather than beautiful, Victoria already “showed signs of wanting her own way.” Albert, the boy who had been groomed for her since birth, was chubby, self-absorbed, and showed no interest in girls, let alone this princess. So when they met again in 1839 as queen and presumed prince-consort-to-be, neither had particularly high hopes. But the queen was delighted to discover a grown man, refined, accomplished, and whiskered. “Albert is beautiful!” Victoria wrote, and she proposed just three days later. As Gill reveals, Victoria and Albert entered their marriage longing for intimate companionship, yet each was determined to be the ruler. This dynamic would continue through the years—each spouse, headstrong and impassioned, eager to lead the marriage on his or her own terms. For two decades, Victoria and Albert engaged in a very public contest for dominance. Against all odds, the marriage succeeded, but it was always a work in progress. And in the end, it was Albert’s early death that set the Queen free to create the myth of her marriage as a peaceful idyll and her husband as Galahad, pure and perfect. As Gill shows, the marriage of Victoria and Albert was great not because it was perfect but because it was passionate and complicated. Wonderfully nuanced, surprising, often acerbic—and informed by revealing excerpts from the pair’s journals and letters—We Two is a revolutionary portrait of a queen and her prince, a fascinating modern perspective on a couple who have become a legend. BONUS: This edition contains a reader's guide.

We Two Shall

Author: Esther E. Schmidt

Publisher: Esther E. Schmidt


Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 8083

Windsor - The load of information about my background is hitting me full force. How does one deal when everything you thought was true turns out to be a lie? There’s only one solid pillar I trust in my life right now; the woman who holds my heart. And it’s exactly why her life hangs in the balance if she stays by my side. Linnette - Some say love is easy. They’ve clearly never had to face not one, but two mafia families fighting to put their blood on the throne. A war has been declared, and we have to save not only the man who holds my heart, but a whole country along with it. All is fair in love and war, until your life is hanging on by a thread. We Two Shall is book two in a royal romance trilogy set in a biker world where mafia collides with justice.

We Two Together

Author: Denise Robins

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 144475131X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 586

Juliet was nearly eighteen. Almost a woman. She was very rich. Her mother and half-sister were slim and attractive, but Juliet was rather plump. Her mother's attempts to find her a husband had failed, and Juliet was miserable. Juliet lived in her own private world of music, art, and dreams... a world she was unable to share with anyone. Then one night at a concert, she caught the intense, probing gaze of the dark-eyed young stranger seated next to her. No man had ever looked at her like that. The woman inside Juliet stirred for the first time. She smiled back. And so it began. Romero, the young Italian shared her love of music. But she did not know then the shocking and violent drama that lay in wait for her. Or that from the moment of their first embrace she had moved into a world from which there was no return.

A Study Guide for Lord Byron's "When We Two Parted"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 141034469X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 18

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A Study Guide for Lord Byron's "When We Two Parted," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.

We Two Know the Script, We Have Become Good Friends

Author: William Wei Chiang

Publisher: University Press of Amer


Category: Social Science

Page: 344

View: 5811

Before the 1960's a group of women in southern Hunan, China, often gathered to do embroidery while listening to one of their members chant from a booklet or a piece of paper, a folktale, an autobiography, or a marriage congratulation text written in an elegantly slanted script. The men could not read the script and belittled it.An attempt to understand the script used by the women, called the Women's Script, and the practice of its literacy is the focus of this book. The study itself includes the author's collection of 142 documents and thirteen months of fieldwork, from interview data to reinterpretations of existing literature. In addition to technical and literary studies of the scripts, the book focuses on both cultural patterns and social factors. Chiang suggests that the women's liteacy relates to a possible cultural complex found in South China, while proposing that gender actually determines the function and nature of the script. Because this book describes a rare situation in which script use is differentiated by gender, it will appeal to those interested in women's studies, China, sociolinguistics and writing systems.

Glimpses of Oneida Life

Author: Karin Michelson,Norma Kennedy,Mercy Doxtator

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442628332

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 474

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Glimpses of Oneida Life is a remarkable compilation of modern stories of community life at the Oneida Nation of the Thames Settlement and the surrounding area. With topics ranging from work experiences and Oneida customs to pranks, humorous encounters, and ghost stories, these fifty-two unscripted narrations and conversations in Oneida represent a rare collection of first-hand Iroquoian reflections on aspects of daily life and culture not found in print elsewhere. Each text is presented in Oneida with both an interlinear, word-by-word translation and a more colloquial translation in English. The book also contains a grammatical sketch of the Oneida language by Karin Michelson, co-author of the Oneida-English/English-Oneida Dictionary, that describes how words are structured and combined into larger linguistic structures, thus allowing Glimpses to be used as a teaching text as well. The engrossing tales in Glimpses of Oneida Life will be a valuable resource for linguists and language learners, a useful source for those studying the history and culture of Iroquois people in the twentieth-century, and an entertaining read for anyone interested in everyday First Nations life in southern Ontario.

Australian Languages

Author: Claire Bowern,Harold Koch

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027295115

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 377

View: 6578

This book addresses controversial issues in the application of the comparative method to the languages of Australia which have recently come to international prominence. Are these languages ‘different’ in ways that challenge the fundamental assumptions of historical linguistics? Can subgrouping be successfully undertaken using the Comparative Method? Is the genetic construct of a far-flung ‘Pama-Nyungan’ language family supportable by classic methods of reconstruction? Contrary to increasingly established views of the Australian scene, this book makes a major contribution to the demonstration that traditional methods can indeed be applied to these languages. These studies, introduced by chapters on subgrouping methodology and the history of Australian linguistic classification, rigorously apply the comparative method to establishing subgroups among Australian languages and justifying the phonology of Proto-Pama-Nyungan. Individual chapters can profitably be read either for their contribution to Australian linguistic prehistory or as case studies in the application of the comparative method.

The Greenwood Library of American Folktales [Four Volumes]

Author: Thomas A. Green

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313080852

Category: Folklore

Page: 1579

View: 7287

Arranged by geographical regions, an anthology of American folktales offers legends, myths, folktalkes, jokes, and personal experiences.

Linguistics of American Sign Language

Author: Clayton Valli,Ceil Lucas

Publisher: Gallaudet University Press

ISBN: 9781563680977

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 493

View: 2713

New 4th Edition completely revised and updated with new DVD now available; ISBN 1-56368-283-4