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The Beautiful Ones

The Beautiful Ones

  • Author: Prince
  • Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
  • 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

The Beautiful Ones

A Novel

  • Author: Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
  • ISBN: 1250099072
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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"Truly one of the most beautiful books I've read in a long time. This sweeping tale of love lost and found is told with old-world elegance and grace with just the right touch of magic." —M.J. Rose, New York Times bestselling author The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia is a sweeping fantasy of manners set in a world inspired by the belle époque. In a world of etiquette and polite masks, no one is who they seem to be. Antonina Beaulieu is in the glittering city of Loisail for her first Grand Season, where she will attend balls and mingle among high society. Under the tutelage of the beautiful but cold Valerie Beaulieu she hopes to find a suitable husband. However, the haphazard manifestations of Nina’s telekinetic powers make her the subject of malicious gossip. Yet dazzling telekinetic performer and outsider Hector Auvray sees Nina’s powers as a gift, and he teaches her how to hone and control them. As they spend more and more time together, Nina falls in love and believes she’s found the great romance that she’s always dreamt of. But Hector’s courtship of Nina is deceptive.

The Beautiful Ones

The Beautiful Ones

  • Author: Adrianne Byrd
  • Publisher: Kimani Press
  • ISBN: 0373534809
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 256
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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 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 MAN OF HEAVEN AND THE BEAUTIFUL ONES OF GOD: WRITINGS

THE MAN OF HEAVEN AND THE BEAUTIFUL ONES OF GOD: WRITINGS

  • Author: Elizabeth Gunner
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9789004125421
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 245
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This book provides an insight into the role of writing and literacy in the church founded by the South African prophet Isaiah Shembe, in 1910. The editor and tanslator provides a substantial, contextualising introduction which includes discussion of the church's history and its position in contemporary South Africa, and weaves in discussion of the topics of literacy and modernity. The book then moves to the three documents, presented in their language of composition, Zulu, and in an English translation. The three books, each from Shembe's Nazareth Baptist Church, provide the reader with an insight into the growth and organisation of one of southern Africa's most influential African Churches, and into its use and interpretation of the Bible. Central to the writings is the complex presence of Shembe, both through his own words in the first book and, in the second book, through the memory of Meshack Hadebe, a member of the church in the 1920's and 1930's. The extracts in the third book provide a glimpse of the church's hymnal and the unique religious poetry of the hymns, authored by Shembe. The first and second books are a valuable addition to the genres of biography and autobiography of Black Africans in the early decades of the twentieth century. The dual language text is useful for scholars of African languages.

The Beautiful Ones Also Cry

The Beautiful Ones Also Cry

  • Author: Yomi Akinnuoye-Albert
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 134
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Camera Shy: the Beautiful Ones

Camera Shy: the Beautiful Ones

  • Author: the18thletterphotography
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780368324888
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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300 of the best fashion, nude, implied nude and lingerie photographs of the models I had the pleasure of shooting with in 2018

Chosen

Chosen

Book 1 of The Beautiful Ones Trilogy

  • Author: O. M. Faure
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781916437012
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 230
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When Olivia and DeAnn are offered positions with the mysterious Cassandra Programme, they believe the opportunity could change their lives for the better. Little do they know that the Programme is concealing an incredible secret that could change the future of humanity itself. And now that future lies in Olivia and DeAnn's hands...

The Beautiful Ones Are Not Yet Born

The Beautiful Ones Are Not Yet Born

  • Author: Genaro Smith
  • Publisher: University of Louisiana
  • ISBN: 9781946160300
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 272
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A collection of short fiction stories surrounding grief, loss, and ultimately hope.