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Gloria , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 740min
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Jamaica, 1938. Gloria Campbell is sixteen years old when a single violent act alters the course of her life forever. Taking along her younger sister, she flees their hometown to forge a new life in Kingston. But in a capital city awash with change, a black woman is still treated as a second-class citizen. From a room in a boarding house and a job at a supply store, Gloria finds her way to a house of ill repute on the edge of the city, intrigued by the glamorous, financially independent women within. It is an unlikely place to meet the love of your life, but here she encounters Pao, a Chinatown racketeer and a loyal customer who will become something more. It is also an unlikely place to gain a passion for social justice, but it is one of the house's proprietors who instills in Gloria new ideas about the rights of women and all humankind, eventually propelling her to Cuba, where even greater change is underway, and where Gloria must choose between the life she has made for herself and the one that might be.Alive with the energy of a country at a crossroads, this is a story of love in many forms, and of Gloria's evolution-from a frightened girl on the run to a woman fully possessed of her own power. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin Miles. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016995/bk_adbl_016995_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Rhett Butler
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Rhett Butler is a fictional character and one of the main protagonists of Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. In the beginning of the novel, we first meet Rhett at the Twelve Oaks Plantation barbecue, the home of John Wilkes and his son Ashley and daughters Honey and India Wilkes. The novel describes Rhett as "a visitor from Charleston," a black sheep, who was expelled from West Point and is not accepted by any family with repute in the whole of Charleston, and perhaps all of South Carolina. When Scarlett O'Hara, who is at the Twelve Oaks party where Rhett was introduced, hears of this, she is shocked and intrigued at the same time.

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The Canino Connections
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Starting in the year 1828, Lucien Bonaparte, Prince of Canino, unearthed more than 2000 Greek vases on his estate near the ancient Etruscan town of Vulci. The vases were restored and found their way to archaeological collections all around the world. This volume publishes 10 papers by scholars of international repute dealing with these ceramics.The papers were presented in 2015 at a colloquium in the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden, which acquired 96 vases from the Bonaparte collection in 1839. Specialists in the fields of museum history, Greek vase-painting, restoration and 19th century collecting practices from the Netherlands, France, Germany, Denmark, Austria, Italy and Russia have contributed to this volume, which offers the newest insights into the person of Lucien Bonaparte, his excavation practices, the history of restorations and the selling and buying of Greek ceramics in the 19th century.The results have helped to extend our knowledge of the collectors, traders and scholars, who were concerned with Greek vases during the 19th century. Their activities took place in a pivotal period, in which the black- and red figure ceramics, which had come to light in Italy during the previous centuries, were finally assigned to Greek craftsmanship instead of to Etruscan manufacture.The book also contains a concise photographic catalogue illustrating the highlights of the Leiden Canino collection.ContentsWim WeijlandForewordPieter ter KeursLucien Bonaparte and the Politics of CollectingAlessandra CostantiniLucien Bonaparte, the Archaeologist-PrinceAnne Viole SiebertStaying at Musignano: August Kestner and the excavations of the Principe di CaninoAnna PetrakovaCanino vases in the State Hermitage Museum: the history of purchasingRuurd Halbertsma and Jos van HeelGreek vases in The Hague and Leiden: the sale of Canino vases in 1839Vinnie NørskovThe Canino Auctions - the unidentified vasesFriederike Bubenheimer-ErhartThe appreciation of black- and red-figure vases and other pottery wares according to the Canino documentsMarie-Amélie BernardWithout adding any line of drawing - The restoration of the Canino vases: principles, reality and actorsRenske Dooijes and Marianna DüringThe Canino Collection: Historical Restorations on Greek vases in the National Museum of Antiquities in LeidenAnastasia BukinaRestorations on the Canino vases of the Hermitage museumPhotographic catalogue of highlights of the Leiden Canino collection

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The Canino Connections
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Starting in the year 1828, Lucien Bonaparte, Prince of Canino, unearthed more than 2000 Greek vases on his estate near the ancient Etruscan town of Vulci. The vases were restored and found their way to archaeological collections all around the world. This volume publishes 10 papers by scholars of international repute dealing with these ceramics. The papers were presented in 2015 at a colloquium in the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden, which acquired 96 vases from the Bonaparte collection in 1839. Specialists in the fields of museum history, Greek vase-painting, restoration and 19th century collecting practices from the Netherlands, France, Germany, Denmark, Austria, Italy and Russia have contributed to this volume, which offers the newest insights into the person of Lucien Bonaparte, his excavation practices, the history of restorations and the selling and buying of Greek ceramics in the 19th century. The results have helped to extend our knowledge of the collectors, traders and scholars, who were concerned with Greek vases during the 19th century. Their activities took place in a pivotal period, in which the black- and red figure ceramics, which had come to light in Italy during the previous centuries, were finally assigned to Greek craftsmanship instead of to Etruscan manufacture. The book also contains a concise photographic catalogue illustrating the highlights of the Leiden Canino collection. Contents Wim WeijlandForeword Pieter ter KeursLucien Bonaparte and the Politics of Collecting Alessandra CostantiniLucien Bonaparte, the Archaeologist-Prince Anne Viole SiebertStaying at Musignano: August Kestner and the excavations of the Principe di Canino Anna PetrakovaCanino vases in the State Hermitage Museum: the history of purchasing Ruurd Halbertsma and Jos van HeelGreek vases in The Hague and Leiden: the sale of Canino vases in 1839 Vinnie NørskovThe Canino Auctions - the unidentified vases Friederike Bubenheimer-ErhartThe appreciation of black- and red-figure vases and other pottery wares according to the Canino documents Marie-Amélie BernardWithout adding any line of drawing - The restoration of the Canino vases: principles, reality and actors Renske Dooijes and Marianna DüringThe Canino Collection: Historical Restorations on Greek vases in the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden Anastasia BukinaRestorations on the Canino vases of the Hermitage museum Photographic catalogue of highlights of the Leiden Canino collection

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Knock Knock Who's There?
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This is a family story, told in turn by each of its members. The matriarch, Diana, a retired headmistress of repute, is suffering from Altzheimers. With recurrent episodes of sanity she still plays a pivotal role. Her sister-in-law, Aunt Betsie, is virtually responsible for bringing up the children and grandchildren, until, at the age of 39, she marries Dafydd, who is penniless, and has a learning disability. A most likeable fellow, he is blessed with a wonderful tenor voice. A few years after joining the family he inherits a fortune. With Betsie, Dafydd moves to the ancestral mansion in Wales, which they convert to a successful hotel. Diana's son, Adrian is a journalist, and her daughter, Harriet, a schoolteacher. Adrian marries Mildred, who plays the second pivotal role in the novel. They have two children, Sophie, an art student, who has a disastrous love affair with a tutor, and Nick, a fourteen-year-old boy who's frequently in trouble at school. Both their stories take up a considerable part of the novel, as does a love affair between Harriet and Adrian's black friend, Justin. Adrian embarks on an adulterous ill-fated liaison. The major family crisis - the core of 'Knock Knock' - occurs when Adrian has a stroke, from which he only partially recovers, and Mildred faces the impossible task of caring for both her husband and Diana, whose dementia has taken a steep downward turn. Dafydd, brain-damaged at birth, and a minor character in the story, plays a major role in the final pages.

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White Doves at Morning
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For years, critics have acclaimed the power of James Lee Burke's writing, the luminosity of his prose, the psychological complexity of his characters, the richness of his landscapes. Over the course of twenty novels and one collection of short stories, he has developed a loyal and dedicated following among both critics and general readers. His thrillers, featuring either Louisiana cop Dave Robicheaux or Billy Bob Holland, a hardened Texas-based lawyer, have consistently appeared on national bestseller lists, making Burke one of America's most celebrated authors of crime fiction. Now, in a startling and brilliantly successful departure, Burke has written a historical novel -- an epic story of love, hate, and survival set against the tumultuous background of the Civil War and Reconstruction. At the center of the novel are James Lee Burke's own ancestors, Robert Perry, who comes from a slave-owning family of wealth and privilege, and Willie Burke, born of Irish immigrants, a poor boy who is as irreverent as he is brave and decent. Despite their personal and political conflicts with the issues of the time, both men join the Confederate Army, choosing to face ordeal by fire, yet determined not to back down in their commitment to their moral beliefs, to their friends, and to the abolitionist woman with whom both have become infatuated. One of the most compelling characters in the story, and the catalyst for much of its drama, is Flower Jamison, a beautiful young black slave befriended, at great risk to himself, by Willie and owned by -- and fathered by, although he will not admit it -- Ira Jamison. Owner of Angola Plantation, Ira Jamison is a true son of the Old South and also a ruthless businessman, who, after the war, returns to the plantation and re-energizes it by transforming it into a penal colony, which houses prisoners he rents out as laborers to replace the slaves who have been emancipated. Against all local law and customs, Flower learns from Willie to read and write, and receives the help and protection of Abigail Dowling, a Massachusetts abolitionist who had come south several years prior to help fight yellow fever and never left, and who has attracted the eye of both Willie and Robert Perry. These love affairs are not only fraught with danger, but compromised by the great and grim events of the Civil War and its aftermath. As in all of Burke's writings, White Doves at Morning is full of wonderful, colorful, unforgettable villains. Some, like Clay Hatcher, are pure 'white trash' (considered the lowest of the low, they were despised by the white ruling class and feared by former slaves). From their ranks came the most notorious of the vigilante groups, such as the Ku Klux Klan, the White League and the Knights of the White Camellia. Most villainous of all, though, are the petty and mean-minded Todd McCain, owner of New Iberia's hardware store, and the diabolically evil Rufus Atkins, former overseer of Angola Plantation and the man Jamison has placed in charge of his convict labor crews. Rounding out this unforgettable cast of characters are Carrie LaRose, madam of New Iberia's house of ill repute, and her ship's-captain brother Jean-Jacques LaRose, Cajuns who assist Flower and Abigail in their struggle to help the blacks of the town. With battle scenes at Shiloh and in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia that no reader will ever forget, and set in a time of upheaval that affected all men and all women at all levels of society, White Doves at Morning is an epic worthy of America's most tragic conflict, as well as a book of substance, importance, and genuine originality, one that will undoubtedly come to be regarded as a masterpiece of historical fiction.

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Slocum 319
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It's not the first time Slocum has courted death… Slocum has a sultry songbird in hand-until some cold-blooded killer murders her in her sleep. Even if it means a treacherous journey across the Old West, Slocum vows to bring the culprit to six-gun justice... Following some obscure leads from local ladies of ill repute, Slocum heads east from Tombstone. But here's the strangest thing: along the way to Texas, women throw themselves at Slocum, only to try to kill him after they've had their fill. He has no trouble holding his own with these black widows as he searches for his ultimate prey. Until he comes face-to-face with the elusive Lady Death, the worst-or best-murderess this side of the Mississip'…

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Knock Knock Who's There?
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This is a family story, told in turn by each of its members. The matriarch, Diana, a retired headmistress of repute, is suffering from Altzheimers. With recurrent episodes of sanity she still plays a pivotal role. Her sister-in-law, Aunt Betsie, is virtually responsible for bringing up the children and grandchildren, until, at the age of 39, she marries Dafydd, who is penniless, and has a learning disability. A most likeable fellow, he is blessed with a wonderful tenor voice. A few years after joining the family he inherits a fortune. With Betsie, Dafydd moves to the ancestral mansion in Wales, which they convert to a successful hotel. Diana's son, Adrian is a journalist, and her daughter, Harriet, a schoolteacher. Adrian marries Mildred, who plays the second pivotal role in the novel. They have two children, Sophie, an art student, who has a disastrous love affair with a tutor, and Nick, a fourteen-year-old boy who's frequently in trouble at school. Both their stories take up a considerable part of the novel, as does a love affair between Harriet and Adrian's black friend, Justin. Adrian embarks on an adulterous ill-fated liaison. The major family crisis - the core of 'Knock Knock' - occurs when Adrian has a stroke, from which he only partially recovers, and Mildred faces the impossible task of caring for both her husband and Diana, whose dementia has taken a steep downward turn. Dafydd, brain-damaged at birth, and a minor character in the story, plays a major role in the final pages.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
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The Canino Connections
131,99 € *
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Starting in the year 1828, Lucien Bonaparte, Prince of Canino, unearthed more than 2000 Greek vases on his estate near the ancient Etruscan town of Vulci. The vases were restored and found their way to archaeological collections all around the world. This volume publishes 10 papers by scholars of international repute dealing with these ceramics. The papers were presented in 2015 at a colloquium in the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden, which acquired 96 vases from the Bonaparte collection in 1839. Specialists in the fields of museum history, Greek vase-painting, restoration and 19th century collecting practices from the Netherlands, France, Germany, Denmark, Austria, Italy and Russia have contributed to this volume, which offers the newest insights into the person of Lucien Bonaparte, his excavation practices, the history of restorations and the selling and buying of Greek ceramics in the 19th century. The results have helped to extend our knowledge of the collectors, traders and scholars, who were concerned with Greek vases during the 19th century. Their activities took place in a pivotal period, in which the black- and red figure ceramics, which had come to light in Italy during the previous centuries, were finally assigned to Greek craftsmanship instead of to Etruscan manufacture. The book also contains a concise photographic catalogue illustrating the highlights of the Leiden Canino collection. Contents Wim WeijlandForeword Pieter ter KeursLucien Bonaparte and the Politics of Collecting Alessandra CostantiniLucien Bonaparte, the Archaeologist-Prince Anne Viole SiebertStaying at Musignano: August Kestner and the excavations of the Principe di Canino Anna PetrakovaCanino vases in the State Hermitage Museum: the history of purchasing Ruurd Halbertsma and Jos van HeelGreek vases in The Hague and Leiden: the sale of Canino vases in 1839 Vinnie NørskovThe Canino Auctions - the unidentified vases Friederike Bubenheimer-ErhartThe appreciation of black- and red-figure vases and other pottery wares according to the Canino documents Marie-Amélie BernardWithout adding any line of drawing - The restoration of the Canino vases: principles, reality and actors Renske Dooijes and Marianna DüringThe Canino Collection: Historical Restorations on Greek vases in the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden Anastasia BukinaRestorations on the Canino vases of the Hermitage museum Photographic catalogue of highlights of the Leiden Canino collection

Anbieter: Thalia AT
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