Year of Wonders

Year of Wonders
Author : Geraldine Brooks
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Total Pages : 336
Release : 2011-07-14
ISBN 10 : 9780007390359
ISBN 13 : 0007390351
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Year of Wonders Book Description:

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of ‘March’ and ‘People of the Book’. A young woman’s struggle to save her family and her soul during the extraordinary year of 1666, when plague suddenly struck a small Derbyshire village.

Year of Wonders

Year of Wonders
Author : Geraldine Brooks
Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 352
Release : 2002-04-30
ISBN 10 : 9781101079195
ISBN 13 : 1101079193
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Year of Wonders Book Description:

“Plague stories remind us that we cannot manage without community . . . Year of Wonders is a testament to that very notion.” – The Washington Post An unforgettable tale, set in 17th century England, of a village that quarantines itself to arrest the spread of the plague, from the author The Secret Chord and of March, winner of the Pulitzer Prize When an infected bolt of cloth carries plague from London to an isolated village, a housemaid named Anna Frith emerges as an unlikely heroine and healer. Through Anna's eyes we follow the story of the fateful year of 1666, as she and her fellow villagers confront the spread of disease and superstition. As death reaches into every household and villagers turn from prayers to murderous witch-hunting, Anna must find the strength to confront the disintegration of her community and the lure of illicit love. As she struggles to survive and grow, a year of catastrophe becomes instead annus mirabilis, a "year of wonders." Inspired by the true story of Eyam, a village in the rugged hill country of England, Year of Wonders is a richly detailed evocation of a singular moment in history. Written with stunning emotional intelligence and introducing "an inspiring heroine" (The Wall Street Journal), Brooks blends love and learning, loss and renewal into a spellbinding and unforgettable read.

Year of Wonders

Year of Wonders
Author : Virginia Lee
Publisher : Insight Publications
Total Pages : 68
Release : 2009
ISBN 10 : 9781921088742
ISBN 13 : 1921088745
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Year of Wonders Book Description:

A text guide written by a highly experienced classroom teacher of senior English and Literature who is the Head of English at Emmaus College in Melbourne.

Annus Mirabilis The Year of Wonders

Annus Mirabilis   The Year of Wonders
Author : John Dryden
Publisher : Good Press
Total Pages : 36
Release : 2021-04-11
ISBN 10 : EAN:4064066448004
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Annus Mirabilis The Year of Wonders Book Description:

"Annus Mirabilis - The Year of Wonders" by John Dryden. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Annus Mirabilis the Year of Wonders M DC LXVI

Annus Mirabilis  the Year of Wonders  M  DC  LXVI
Author : John Dryden
Publisher :
Total Pages : 116
Release : 1688
ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822038198768
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Annus Mirabilis the Year of Wonders M DC LXVI Book Description:

A example of Dryden's publisher's issuance of volumes made up from various separate printings of his poems.

The Poems of John Dryden

The Poems of John Dryden
Author : John Dryden
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1822
ISBN 10 : UVA:X001005908
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Poems of John Dryden Book Description:

CLASSICS Year of Wonders

CLASSICS Year of Wonders
Author : Geraldine Brooks
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release :
ISBN 10 : OCLC:1020187732
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CLASSICS Year of Wonders Book Description:

Eighteen-year-old Anna Frith tells the story of her remote English village, Eyam, which was infected by the plague in 1666 and where, persuaded by their vicar, the townspeople decided to quarantine themselves.

An Age of Wonders

An Age of Wonders
Author : William E. Burns
Publisher : Manchester University Press
Total Pages : 228
Release : 2002
ISBN 10 : 0719061407
ISBN 13 : 9780719061400
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Age of Wonders Book Description:

Monstrous births, rains of blood, apparitions of battles in the sky--people in early modern England found all of these events to carry important religious and political meanings. In "An Age of Wonders. "William Burns explores the process by which these events became religiously and politically insignificant in the Restoration period.

Fables of Modernity

Fables of Modernity
Author : Laura Brown
Publisher : Cornell University Press
Total Pages : 288
Release : 2018-08-06
ISBN 10 : 9781501722349
ISBN 13 : 1501722344
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fables of Modernity Book Description:

Fables of Modernity expands the territory for cultural and literary criticism by introducing the concept of the cultural fable. Laura Brown shows how cultural fables arise from material practices in eighteenth-century England. These fables, the author says, reveal the eighteenth-century origins of modernity and its connection with two related paradigms of difference—the woman and the "native" or non-European. The collective narratives that Brown finds in the print culture of the period engage such prominent phenomena as the city sewer, trade and shipping, the stock market, the commercial printing industry, the "native" visitor to London, and the household pet. In connecting imagination and history through the category of the cultural fable, Brown illuminates the nature of modern experience in the growing metropolitan centers, the national consequences of global expansion, the volatility of credit, the transforming effects of capital, and the domestic consequences of colonialism and slavery.

Einstein from B to Z

Einstein from  B  to  Z
Author : John Stachel
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages : 556
Release : 2001-12-10
ISBN 10 : 0817641432
ISBN 13 : 9780817641436
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Einstein from B to Z Book Description:

John Stachel, the author of this collection of 37 published and unpublished articles on Albert Einstein, has written about Einstein and his work for over 40 years. Trained as a theoretical physicist specializing in the theory of relativity, he was chosen as the founding editor of The Collected papers of Albert Einstein 25 years ago, and is currently Director of the Boston University Center for Einstein Studies. Based on a detailed study of documentary evidence, much of which was newly discovered in the course of his work, Stachel debunks many of the old (and some new) myths about Einstein and offers novel insight into his life and work. Throughout the volume, a new, more human picture of Einstein is offered to replace the plaster saint of popular legend. In particular, a youthful Einstein emerges from the obscurity that previously shrouded his early years, and much new light is shed on the origins of the special and general theories of relativity. Also discussed in some detail are Einstein's troubled relationship with his first wife, his friendships with other physicists such as Eddington, Bose, and Pauli, and his Jewish identity. The essays are grouped thematically into the following areas: * The Human Side * Editing the Einstein Papers * Surveys of Einstein's Work * Special Relativity * General Relativity * Quantum Theory * Einstein and Other Scientists * Book Reviews Because the essays are independent of one another, readers will be able to dip into this collection to satisfy varying interests. It will be of particular interest to historians of 20th century science, working physicists, and students, as well as to the many members of the general reading public who continue to be fascinated by aspects of Einstein's life and work.