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The Phantom Millions

Author : Thomas Power O'Connor
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Letters from the Silk Roads

Author : Eiji Hattori
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Even today there are echoes, memories, and impacts from the silk roads that affect whole cultures and civilizations and sometimes spell the difference between war and peace, or preservation of the earth and its continual ruin. The Silk Road is a metaphor for worldwide intercultural cooperation in the new millennium. Hattori does a comparative East-West analysis of various political, philosophical, and ecological issues, particularly in Eurasia.

Kids Club Letters

Author : Georgia A. DeGangi
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First Published in 2010. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Studies in American Letters

Author : Henry Augustin Beers
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Initial Studies in American Letters

Author : Henry Augustin Beers
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The Selected Letters of Charles Dickens

Author : Jenny Hartley
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What was it like to be Charles Dickens? His letters are the nearest we can get to a Dickens autobiography: vivid close-up snapshots of a life lived at maximum intensity. This is the first selection to be made from the magisterial twelve-volume British Academy Pilgrim Edition of his letters. From over fourteen thousand, four hundred and fifty have been cherry-picked to give readers the best essence of 'the Sparkler of Albion'. Dickens was a man with ten times the energy of ordinary mortals. There seem to have been twice the number of hours in his day, and he threw himself into letter-writing as he did into everything else. This eagerly awaited selection takes us straight to the heart of his life, to show us Dickens at first hand. Here he is writing out of the heat of the moment: as a novelist, journalist, and magazine editor; as a social campaigner and traveller in Europe and America, and as friend, lover, husband, and father. Reading and writing letters punctuated the rhythms of Dickens's day. 'I walk about brimful of letters', he told a friend. He claimed to write 'at the least, a dozen a day'. Sometimes it was a chore but more often a pleasure: an outlet for high spirits, sparkling wit, and caustic commentary - always as seen through his highly individual and acutely observing eye. Whether you dip in or read straight through, this selection of his letters creates afresh the brilliance of being Dickens, and the sheer pleasure of being in his company.

The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin

Author : Charles Darwin
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Life and Letters of Charles Darwin

Author : Charles Darwin
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VOLUME I PREFACE LIFE AND LETTERS OF CHARLES DARWIN. VOLUME I. CHAPTER 1.I. — THE DARWIN FAMILY. CHAPTER 1.II. — AUTOBIOGRAPHY. CHAPTER 1.III. — REMINISCENCES OF MY FATHER'S EVERYDAY LIFE. CHAPTER 1.IV. — CAMBRIDGE LIFE. CHAPTER 1.V. — THE APPOINTMENT TO THE 'BEAGLE.' CHAPTER 1.VI. — THE VOYAGE. CHAPTER 1.VII. — LONDON AND CAMBRIDGE. 1836-1842. CHAPTER 1.VIII. — RELIGION. CHAPTER 1.IX. — LIFE AT DOWN. 1842-1854. CHAPTER 1.X. — THE GROWTH OF THE 'ORIGIN OF SPECIES.' Chapter I. "On the kind of intermediateness necessary, and the number Chapter II. "The gradual appearance and disappearance of organic Chapter III. "Geographical Distribution." Corresponds to Chapters XI. Chapter IV. "Affinities and Classification of Organic beings." Chapter V. "Unity of Type," Morphology, Embryology. Chapter VI. Rudimentary Organs. These three chapters correspond to Chapter XII. of the 'Origin.' Chapter VII. Recapitulation and Conclusion. The final sentence of the CHAPTER 1.XI. — THE GROWTH OF THE 'ORIGIN OF SPECIES.' LETTERS, 1843-1856. CHAPTER 1.XII. — THE UNFINISHED BOOK. MAY 1856 TO JUNE 1858. CHAPTER 1. XIII. — THE WRITING OF THE 'ORIGIN OF SPECIES.' JUNE 18, 1858, TO NOVEMBER, 1859. CHAPTER 1.XIV. — BY PROFESSOR HUXLEY. ON THE RECEPTION OF THE 'ORIGIN OF SPECIES.' VOLUME II. CHAPTER 2.I. — THE PUBLICATION OF THE 'ORIGIN OF SPECIES.' OCTOBER 3, 1859, TO DECEMBER 31, 1859. CHAPTER 2.II. — THE 'ORIGIN OF SPECIES' (continued). 1860. CHAPTER 2.III. — SPREAD OF EVOLUTION. 1861-1862. CHAPTER 2.IV. — THE SPREAD OF EVOLUTION. 'VARIATION OF ANIMALS AND PLANTS' CHAPTER 2.V. — THE PUBLICATION OF THE 'VARIATION OF ANIMALS AND PLANTS UNDER DOMESTICATION.' JANUARY 1867, TO JUNE 1868. CHAPTER 2.VI. — WORK ON 'MAN.' 1864-1870. CHAPTER 2.VII. — PUBLICATION OF THE 'DESCENT OF MAN.' WORK ON 'EXPRESSION.' CHAPTER 2.VIII. — MISCELLANEA CHAPTER 2.IX. — MISCELLANEA (continued) CHAPTER 2.X. — FERTILISATION OF FLOWERS. CHAPTER 2.XI. — THE 'EFFECTS OF CROSS- AND SELF-FERTILISATION IN THE VEGETABLE KINGDOM.' CHAPTER 2.XII. — 'DIFFERENT FORMS OF FLOWERS ON PLANTS OF THE SAME SPECIES.' 1877. CHAPTER 2.XIII. — CLIMBING AND INSECTIVOROUS PLANTS. CHAPTER 2.XIV. — THE 'POWER OF MOVEMENT IN PLANTS.' 1880. CHAPTER 2.XV. — MISCELLANEOUS BOTANICAL LETTERS. 1873-1882. CHAPTER 2.XVI. — CONCLUSION.

The Scarlett Letters

Author : John Wiley Jr.
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One month after her novel Gone With the Wind was published, Margaret Mitchell sold the movie rights for fifty thousand dollars. Fearful of what the studio might do to her story—“I wouldn’t put it beyond Hollywood to have . . . Scarlett seduce General Sherman,” she joked—the author washed her hands of involvement with the film. However, driven by a maternal interest in her literary firstborn and compelled by her Southern manners to answer every fan letter she received, Mitchell was unable to stay aloof for long. In this collection of her letters about the 1939 motion picture classic, readers have a front-row seat as the author watches the Dream Factory at work, learning the ins and outs of filmmaking and discovering the peculiarities of a movie-crazed public. Her ability to weave a story, so evident in Gone With the Wind, makes for delightful reading in her correspondence with a who’s who of Hollywood, from producer David O. Selznick, director George Cukor, and screenwriter Sidney Howard, to cast members Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland and Hattie McDaniel. Mitchell also wrote to thousands of others—aspiring actresses eager to play Scarlett O’Hara; fellow Southerners hopeful of seeing their homes or their grandmother’s dress used in the film; rabid movie fans determined that their favorite star be cast; and creators of songs, dolls and Scarlett panties who were convinced the author was their ticket to fame and fortune. During the film’s production, she corrected erring journalists and the producer’s over-the-top publicist who fed the gossip mills, accuracy be damned. Once the movie finished, she struggled to deal with friends and strangers alike who “fought and trampled little children and connived and broke the ties of lifelong friendship” to get tickets to the premiere. But through it all, she retained her sense of humor. Recounting an acquaintance’s denial of the rumor that the author herself was going to play Scarlett, Mitchell noted he “ungallantly stated that I was something like fifty years too old for the part.” After receiving numerous letters and phone calls from the studio about Belle Watling’s accent, the author related her father was “convulsed at the idea of someone telephoning from New York to discover how the madam of a Confederate bordello talked.” And in a chatty letter to Gable after the premiere, Mitchell coyly admitted being “feminine enough to be quite charmed” by his statement to the press that she was “fascinating,” but added: “Even my best friends look at me in a speculative way—probably wondering what they overlooked that your sharp eyes saw!” As Gone With the Wind marks its seventy-fifth anniversary on the silver screen, these letters, edited by Mitchell historian John Wiley, Jr., offer a fresh look at the most popular motion picture of all time through the eyes of the woman who gave birth to Scarlett.

The Phantom Letters

Author : Tom Pagna
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In the Era of Ara from 1964 through the 1974 season, a written chronicle of pre-game information, slogans, mottoes, and ideals emerged. The author was known only as the Phantom. The letters were one or two pages, written in staccato phrases, geared to thoughts that encompassed team goals and the philosophy to win. Through the past 40 years, some of the Phantom letters have been lost, but this collection, arranged from 1966 throughout, contains the great bulk of them. The