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Imperial Woman

Imperial Woman Author Pearl S. Buck
ISBN-10 9781480421189
Release 2013-05-21
Pages 376
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Pearl S. Buck’s remarkable account of the life of Tzu Hsi, the magnetic and fierce-minded woman from humble origins who became China’s last empress In Imperial Woman, Pearl S. Buck brings to life the amazing story of Tzu Hsi, who rose from concubine status to become the working head of the Qing Dynasty. Born from a humble background, Tzu Hsi falls in love with her cousin Jung Lu, a handsome guard—but while still a teenager she is selected, along with her sister and hundreds of other girls, for relocation to the Forbidden City. Already set apart on account of her beauty, she’s determined to be the emperor’s favorite, and devotes all of her talent and cunning to the task. When the emperor dies, she finds herself in a role of supreme power, one she’ll command for nearly fifty years. Much has been written about Tzu Hsi, but no other novel recreates her life—the extraordinary personality, together with the world of court intrigue and the period of national turmoil with which she dealt—as well as Imperial Woman. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck including rare images from the author’s estate.



The Collected Novels Volume One

The Collected Novels Volume One Author Pearl S. Buck
ISBN-10 9781504052115
Release 2018-03-13
Pages 1355
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From the Nobel Prize–winning author of The Good Earth: These three novels are fascinating portraits of women in China. In 1938, Pearl S. Buck became the first woman to win a Nobel Prize in Literature for The Good Earth, which had already earned her the Pulitzer Prize. Upon choosing Buck’s novel for her book club in 2004, Oprah Winfrey said: “Reading Pearl Buck’s writing feels like reading poetry to me. I just love the quiet rhythm of the words. They evoke the simple beauty of the characters and the harsh mystery of China’s ancient culture.” The daughter of missionaries, the New York Times–bestselling author would continue to explore many aspect of Chinese culture in her work, and the three novels collected in this volume represent some of her most compassionate and revealing fiction. Pavilion of Women: This “vivid and extremely interesting novel,” set in early twentieth-century China, follows an upper-class wife’s quest for personal freedom (The New Yorker). After Madame Wu turns forty, she encourages her husband to take a young concubine so she can finally begin to discover her own mind—and a new world opens up before her as she reads forbidden books and studies English with a progressive former priest. “Beautifully written . . . A fine, full flavorsome novel.” —Newsweek Peony: A young Chinese bondmaid in nineteenth-century China falls in love with the son of the wealthy Jewish family she works for. As the couple’s traditions collide, their relationship faces opposition from every side. “Peony has the vividness of scene and episode and character and the colorful detail that [Buck’s] readers have come to expect of her novels in China.” —New York Herald Tribune Imperial Woman: In this “richly woven . . . quite absorbing” New York Times bestseller, Buck brings to life the story of Tzu Hsi, the magnetic and fierce-minded woman who rose from concubine to become the working head of the Qing Dynasty and the last empress of China for nearly half a century (The Nation). “Certainly, no fictioneer could imagine a more incredible woman. . . . Pearl Buck has done a remarkable and painstaking job in recreating her.” —Saturday Review



Encyclopedia of the Literature of Empire

Encyclopedia of the Literature of Empire Author Mary Ellen Snodgrass
ISBN-10 9781438119069
Release 2010
Pages 481
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Examines the world's greatest literature about empires and imperialism, including more than 200 entries on writers, classic works, themes, and concepts.



A to Z of American Women Writers

A to Z of American Women Writers Author Carol Kort
ISBN-10 9781438107936
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 417
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Presents a biographical dictionary profiling important women authors, including birth and death dates, accomplishments and bibliography of each author's work.



The Chronology of American Literature

The Chronology of American Literature Author Daniel S. Burt
ISBN-10 0618168214
Release 2004
Pages 805
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Ranging from the colonial era to the present day, this authoritative reference encompasses the full range of American literary developments as it spotlights major and popular works of fiction, nonfiction, plays, and poetry; biographical profiles of authors; literary journals; and other trends, themes, award winners, and more.



Encyclopedia of Women s History in America

Encyclopedia of Women s History in America Author Kathryn Cullen-DuPont
ISBN-10 9781438110332
Release 2009-01-01
Pages 431
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A collection of biographical information about outstanding women in American history.



Pearl S Buck

Pearl S  Buck Author Peter J. Conn
ISBN-10 0521560802
Release 1996-08-26
Pages 468
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Describes the literary, social, and personal accomplishments of the Nobel- and Pulitzer-prize-winning author and activist



RQ

RQ Author
ISBN-10 UCAL:B5093472
Release 1970
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RQ has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from RQ also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full RQ book for free.



Pearl S Buck

Pearl S  Buck Author Kang Liao
ISBN-10 UOM:39015041074389
Release 1997-01-01
Pages 179
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Evaluates the literary works of Nobel laureate Pearl S. Buck from a multicultural point of view and argues for her pioneering role in demythologizing China and the Chinese people in the American mind.



Buyer s Guide and Web Site Directory

Buyer s Guide and Web Site Directory Author
ISBN-10 UVA:X002275835
Release 1991-01
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Buyer s Guide and Web Site Directory has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Buyer s Guide and Web Site Directory also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Buyer s Guide and Web Site Directory book for free.



The Publishers Trade List Annual

The Publishers  Trade List Annual Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105124489118
Release 1973
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The Publishers Trade List Annual has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Publishers Trade List Annual also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Publishers Trade List Annual book for free.



The Magazine of Wall Street and Business Analyst

The Magazine of Wall Street and Business Analyst Author
ISBN-10 MINN:31951001897633T
Release 1956
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The Magazine of Wall Street and Business Analyst has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Magazine of Wall Street and Business Analyst also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Magazine of Wall Street and Business Analyst book for free.



The Empress and Mrs Conger

The Empress and Mrs  Conger Author Grant Hayter-Menzies
ISBN-10 9789888083008
Release 2011-01-01
Pages 364
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This is the story of two women from worlds that could not seem farther apart--imperial China and the American Midwest--who found common ground before and after one of the greatest clashes between East and West, the fifty-five day siege of the Beijing foreign legations known as the Boxer Uprising. Using diaries, letters and other sources,The Empress and Mrs. Congertraces the parallel lives of Empress Dowager Cixi and American ambassador's wife Sarah Pike Conger, which converged to alter their perspectives of each other and each other's worlds. Grant Hayter-Menziesis the author ofImperial Masquerade: The Legend of Princess Der Lingand the biographer of stage and screen stars Charlotte Greenwood and Billie Burke. "Sarah Conger's story is worth telling for many reasons. She occupied a point in time that makes her interesting, but the author demonstrates that she is interesting in her own right-a flawed and fascinating individual whose story we want to read not for what we learn about Chinese history, but for what we learn about a woman profoundly typical of her era and class leading a life of determination in the belief that the right combination of positive attitudes and common sense must win out over adversity." - Timothy Brook, University of British Columbia



Library Journal

Library Journal Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015082964332
Release 1991
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.



American women writers

American women writers Author Taryn Benbow-Pfalzgraf
ISBN-10 1558624309
Release 2000
Pages 321
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Contains biographical and critical essays on 1,328 American women writers covering all genres and all periods of American history.



My Several Worlds

My Several Worlds Author Pearl S. Buck
ISBN-10 9781480421233
Release 2013-05-21
Pages 407
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The extraordinary and eventful personal account of the life of Pearl S. Buck, the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature Often regarded as one of Pearl S. Buck’s most significant works, My Several Worlds is the memoir of a major novelist and one of the key American chroniclers of China. Buck, who was born to missionary parents in 1892, spent much of the first portion of her life in China, experiencing the Boxer Rebellion first hand and becoming involved with the society with an intimacy available to few outside observers. The book is not only an important reflection on that nation’s modern history, but also an account of her re-engagement with America and the intense activity that characterized her life there, from her prolific novel-writing to her loves and friendships to her work for abandoned children and other humanitarian causes. As alive with incident as it is illuminating in its philosophy, My Several Worlds is essential reading for travelers and readers alike. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck including rare images from the author’s estate.



The 20th Century A GI

The 20th Century A GI Author Frank N. Magill
ISBN-10 9781136593345
Release 2013-05-13
Pages 1422
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Each volume of the Dictionary of World Biography contains 250 entries on the lives of the individuals who shaped their times and left their mark on world history. This is not a who's who. Instead, each entry provides an in-depth essay on the life and career of the individual concerned. Essays commence with a quick reference section that provides basic facts on the individual's life and achievements. The extended biography places the life and works of the individual within an historical context, and the summary at the end of each essay provides a synopsis of the individual's place in history. All entries conclude with a fully annotated bibliography.