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The Lady and the Unicorn

The Lady and the Unicorn

A Novel

  • Author: Tracy Chevalier
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781101213186
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 256
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A tour de force of history and imagination, The Lady and the Unicorn is Tracy Chevalier’s answer to the mystery behind one of the art world’s great masterpieces—a set of bewitching medieval tapestries that hangs today in the Cluny Museum in Paris. They appear to portray the seduction of a unicorn, but the story behind their making is unknown—until now. Paris, 1490. A shrewd French nobleman commissions six lavish tapestries celebrating his rising status at Court. He hires the charismatic, arrogant, sublimely talented Nicolas des Innocents to design them. Nicolas creates havoc among the women in the house—mother and daughter, servant, and lady-in-waiting—before taking his designs north to the Brussels workshop where the tapestries are to be woven. There, master weaver Georges de la Chapelle risks everything he has to finish the tapestries—his finest, most intricate work—on time for his exacting French client. The results change all their lives—lives that have been captured in the tapestries, for those who know where to look. In The Lady and the Unicorn, Tracy Chevalier weaves fact and fiction into a beautiful, timeless, and intriguing literary tapestry—an extraordinary story exquisitely told.

The Lady and the Unicorn

The Lady and the Unicorn

  • Author: Sutherland Lyall,Michael Darton
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 192
  • View: 1881
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The legendary medieval tapestry The Lady and the Unicorn is Sutherland Lyall's starting point for this journey into the world of mythology and mystery which has been woven around the myth of the unicorn and the lady. We learn that the unicorn is a symbol for power and the lady may be mother, mistress or virgin. With an abundant collection of documents from a number of international museums, Lyall's writing is an exciting exploration, a lively new examination, of old subjects. Who knows - perhaps he has finally solved the mystery of the Lady and the Unicorn!

The Lady and the Unicorn

The Lady and the Unicorn

A Loveswept Classic Romance

  • Author: Iris Johansen
  • Publisher: Loveswept
  • ISBN: 0345546113
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 284
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen gives readers a scintillating story of captivity and freedom, love and longing. Rafe Santine is under doctor’s orders: He needs to stay put in his coastal California mansion for two months to recuperate from the pneumonia that nearly killed him. Despite a retinue of mistresses to keep the powerful tycoon occupied, Rafe struggles against boredom—until a stunning woman literally drops onto his estate. She has high demands of him, but Rafe has even greater demands of her. He knows instantly that he must possess every facet of the enigmatic Janna. But the only thing she’ll give him is her body—and for the first time in his life, that is not enough for Rafe. Janna Cannon is willing to risk it all to save the endangered animals of the wild animal reserve where she works as a game warden. With the land they depend on pulled out from under them, Janna must take a gambit to convince billionaire Santine to give the reserve the real estate they need to keep the animals free. And she’ll need to sneak onto the man’s vast, highly protected property to do it. Much to her surprise, Santine agrees to grant her the land—if Janna agrees to give him herself in exchange. And what begins as luxurious captivity soon turns into an emotional awakening she never expected. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Taking Shots, Along Came Trouble, and Hell on Wheels.

The Lady and the Unicorn

The Lady and the Unicorn

A Novel

  • Author: Rumer Godden
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1504042077
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 208
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Three sisters battle poverty and prejudice in 1930s India in this heart-wrenching tale from a New York Times–bestselling novelist. Life is difficult for the three Lemarchant sisters in the latter years of the British Raj. Born of two cultures and rejected by both—the “half-caste” daughters of an Englishman and an Indian mother—twins Belle and Rosa and their younger sibling, Blanche, live with their widowed father and “Auntie” in an apartment in a crumbling mansion in Calcutta. Having grown to young womanhood in poverty—the result of their father’s indolence and society’s intolerance—tough-minded Belle is determined to improve her lot in life, even if it means compromising her principles and her pride. Her beautiful twin, Rosa, however, dreams of a different, grander escape and foolishly puts her faith in love. For Blanche, the entire world is the decaying estate the Lemarchants share with other Anglo-Indian outcasts. Rejected by her own siblings due to the darkness of her skin, the lonely little girl wanders the halls and grounds, enjoying the fantasy of a phantom pet while communing with ghosts only the purest of souls can see. An extraordinary novel rich in color and heartbreaking human drama, The Lady and the Unicorn is the poignant tale of one family’s struggle to make a future in a society blinded by prejudice and divided by caste. A powerful story of coming-of-age and coming to terms, it is a masterful fiction from one of the preeminent British authors of the twentieth century. This ebook features an illustrated biography of the author including rare images from the Rumer Godden Literary Estate.

Strindberg and the Five Senses

Strindberg and the Five Senses

  • Author: Hans-Goran Ekman
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 9780485115529
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 202
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In this book, Dr Ekman considers Strindberg's four "Chamber plays" of 1907: "Thunder in the Air," "The Burned Site,"" The Ghost Sonata" and "The Pelican.">

Tapestries and Textiles

Tapestries and Textiles

  • Author: Louise Spilsbury
  • Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • ISBN: 9781404244368
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 32
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Learn about the beautiful creations made using threads and fibers. Artists use techniques such as weaving to make amazing pieces of art called Tapestry.

Rhetoric and the Discourses of Power in Court Culture

Rhetoric and the Discourses of Power in Court Culture

China, Europe, and Japan

  • Author: David R. Knechtges,Eugene Vance
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • ISBN: 0295802367
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 352
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Key imperial and royal courts--in Han, Tang, and Song dynasty China; medieval and renaissance Europe; and Heian and Muromachi Japan--are examined in this comparative and interdisciplinary volume as loci of power and as entities that establish, influence, or counter the norms of a larger society. Contributions by twelve scholars are organized into sections on the rhetoric of persuasion, taste, communication, gender, and natural nobility. Writing from the perspectives of literature, history, and philosophy, the authors examine the use and purpose of rhetoric in their respective areas. In Rhetoric of Persuasion, we see that in both the third-century court of the last Han emperor and the fourteenth-century court of Edward II, rhetoric served to justify the deposition of a ruler and the establishment of a new regime. Rhetoric of Taste examines the court�s influence on aesthetic values in China and Japan, specifically literary tastes in ninth-century China, the melding of literary and historical texts into a sort of national history in fifteenth-century Japan, and the embrace of literati painting innovations in twelfth-century China during a time when the literati themselves were out of favor. Rhetoric of Communication considers official communications to the throne in third-century China, the importance of secret communications in Charlemagne�s court, and the implications of the use of classical Chinese in the Japanese court during the eighth and ninth centuries. Rhetoric of Gender offers the biography of a former Han emperor�s favorite consort and studies the metaphorical possibilities of Tang palace plaints. Rhetoric of Natural Nobility focuses on Dante�s efforts to confirm his nobility of soul as a poet, surmounting his non-noble ancestry, and the development of the texts that supported the political ideologies of the fifteenth-century Burgundian dukes Philip the Good and Charles the Bold.

Rumer Godden

Rumer Godden

International and Intermodern Storyteller

  • Author: Dr Lucy Le-Guilcher,Dr Phyllis B Lassner
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1409475794
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 224
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From 1929 to 1997, Rumer Godden published more than 60 books, including novels, biographies, children's books, and poetry; this is the first collection devoted to this important transnational writer. Focusing on Godden's writing from the 1930s onward, the contributors uncover the breadth and variety of the literary landscape on display in works such as Black Narcissus, The Lady and the Unicorn, A Fugue in Time, and The River. Often drawing on her own experiences living in India and Britain, Godden establishes a diverse narrative topography that allows her to engage with issues related to her own uncertain position as an author representing such nomadic Others as gypsies, or taking up the displacements brought about by international conflict. Recognizing that studies of the transnational must consider the condition of enforced and elected exile within the changing political and cultural borders of postcolonial nations, the contributors position Godden with respect to different and overlapping fields of inquiry: modern literary history; colonial, postcolonial, and transnational studies; inter-media studies; and children's literature. Taken together, the essays in this volume demonstrate the richness and variety of Godden's writing and render the myriad ways in which Godden is an important critical presence in mid-twentieth-century fiction.

The Seventh Unicorn

The Seventh Unicorn

  • Author: Kelly Jones
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 110156928X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 336
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By the author of The Woman Who Heard Color... In her quest to discover a medieval treasure, curator Alex Pellier visits a convent in Lyon, but its storehouse of items dating back to the thirteenth century turns up little. Then, Alex discovers a centuries-old poem and sketches. These suggest to her that there may be a seventh, yet undiscovered tapestry in the world-renowned Lady and the Unicorn series. Now a journey of mystery begins that could lead Alex to a career-making find--and to the man she thought she had lost forever.

Feeling Pleasures

Feeling Pleasures

The Sense of Touch in Renaissance England

  • Author: Joe Moshenska,Joseph Moshenska
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0198712944
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 384
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The sense of touch is common to all people--indeed, to all animals-- yet our experiences of touch are among our most intimate and difficult to communicate. Feeling Pleasures argues that the sense of touch assumed a new and unique importance in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in England, and that this importance can be seen in a variety of spheres: from religion, in which the question of whether Christ could and should be touched was fiercelydebated, to emerging science, where touch assumed an important role in conducting experiments. This book shows that touch mattered to major poets, including Edmund Spenser, William Shakespeare and John Milton. Italso argues that we must read their poetic interest in touch alongside an unusual variety of other areas, including the philosophical history of tickling, the actions of faith healers, and the early reception of Chinese medicine in England.