Miss Jane A Novel

Miss Jane  A Novel
Author: Brad Watson
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780393285444
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Release: 2016-07-12
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Longlisted for the National Book Award and a Washington Post Best Book of the Year "Gorgeous…A writer of profound emotional depths." —New York Times Book Review Since his award-winning debut collection of stories, Last Days of the Dog-Men, Brad Watson has been expanding the literary traditions of the South in work as melancholy, witty, strange, and lovely as any in America. Drawing on the true story of his great-aunt, he explores the life of Miss Jane Chisolm, born in rural, early-twentieth-century Mississippi with a genital birth defect that excludes her from the roles traditional for a woman of her time and place and frees her to live her life as she pleases. With irrepressible vitality and generosity of spirit, Miss Jane mesmerizes those around her, exerting an unearthly fascination that lives beyond her still.

Miss Jane

Miss Jane
Author: Brad Watson
Pages: 353
ISBN: 2253237981
Available:
Release: 2020-05-27
Editor: Unknown
Language: fr

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The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
Author: Ernest J. Gaines
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780307830258
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Release: 2012-10-24
Editor: Bantam
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"This is a novel in the guise of the tape-recorded recollections of a black woman who has lived 110 years, who has been both a slave and a witness to the black militancy of the 1960's. In this woman Ernest Gaines has created a legendary figure, a woman equipped to stand beside William Faulkner's Dilsey in The Sound And The Fury." Miss Jane Pittman, like Dilsey, has 'endured,' has seen almost everything and foretold the rest. Gaines' novel brings to mind other great works The Odyssey for the way his heroine's travels manage to summarize the American history of her race, and Huckleberry Finn for the clarity of her voice, for her rare capacity to sort through the mess of years and things to find the one true story in it all." -- Geoffrey Wolff, Newsweek. "Stunning. I know of no black novel about the South that excludes quite the same refreshing mix of wit and wrath, imagination and indignation, misery and poetry. And I can recall no more memorable female character in Southern fiction since Lena of Faulkner's Light In August than Miss Jane Pittman." -- Josh Greenfeld, Life

The Unexpected Past of Miss Jane Austen

The Unexpected Past of Miss Jane Austen
Author: Ada Bright,Cass Grafton
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781788633703
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Release: 2019-11-07
Editor: Canelo
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Rose Wallace thought her time-travelling adventures were over. Jane Austen is about to prove her wrong. After becoming trapped in present-day Bath due to a mishap with her time-travelling charm, Jane Austen is safe and sound back in the 1800s thanks to Rose’s help. Now, Rose is ready to focus on her fledgling romance with dreamy Dr Aiden Trevellyan. But when Jane reappears in the present, it looks like Rose and Aiden have no choice but to follow her back to 1813... Staying in the Austen household, Rose and Aiden are introduced to a number of interesting figures from the past, including Jane’s eccentric – and surprisingly modern – neighbour. Suddenly Rose’s life is in need of a re-write as she discovers some unexpected ties to Jane Austen's world and her past. The sequel to The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen is perfect for fans of Victoria Connelly's Austen Addicts series and The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler. Praise for The Unexpected Past of Miss Jane Austen: "The mix of historical fiction, romance and time travel works perfectly and this novel is entertaining and unputdownable." 5* Reader review "It felt as if I had been let into the home of Jane Austen herself and was allowed glimpses of how her life would have been lived. A fabulous and well-written read." 5* Reader review "This book was as entertaining and funny as the first book ... It was full of historical tidbits about the properties surrounding Jane’s home in Chawton village. It made me want to pay it a visit!" 5* Reader review "This was even better than the previous book. It was written so well and the pace of the story was perfect. A must read book." 5* Reader review "I absolutely adored this book. Rose’s budding romance with Aiden kept me smiling while her emerging past kept me crying. Read it if you like Jane Austen, if you like to laugh and cry with the characters." 5* Reader review "The Unexpected Past of Miss Jane Austen is a perfect sequel to book one, the characters develop and relationships are tested. Rose is a wonderfully inviting character and the book exudes warmth, surprise and toil in spades." 5* Reader review “I really loved reading this, as much as the first in the series. The characters are well developed, the plot is interesting and the minor cliffhanger makes me hope for a third book in this series. The book is also hilarious at times and I did laugh out loud.” 5* Reader review

The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen

The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen
Author: Ada Bright,Cass Grafton
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9781788633697
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Release: 2019-09-12
Editor: Canelo
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When a time travelling Jane Austen gets stuck in modern-day Bath it's up to avid Janeite Rose Wallace to save her... because she's the only one who knows that Jane exists! Rose Wallace’s world revolves around all things Austen, and with the annual festival in Bath – and the arrival of dishy archaeologist, Dr Aiden Trevellyan – just around the corner, all is well with the world... But then a mysterious woman who bears more than a passing resemblance to the great author moves in upstairs, and things take a disastrous turn. Rose’s new neighbour is Jane Austen, whose time travel adventure has been sabotaged by a mischievous dog, trapping her in the twenty-first century. Rose’s life is instantly changed – new home, new job, new friends – but she’s the only one who seems to have noticed! To right the world around her, she will have to do whatever it takes to help Jane get back home to write Rose’s beloved novels. Because a world without Mr Darcy? It's not worth living in! Praise for The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen'This book was just so much fun to read.' Reader Review 'A fabulous book, beautifully written. I shall be buying more from these authors.' Reader Review 'This story has adventure, charming characters and a unique premise. It's a great romcom historical fiction read.' Reader Review 'The story was different from anything I've read recently and really captured my attention. It was so well written and the characters were fantastic.' Reader Review 'I absolutely loved this novel. I started reading it assuming it was a straightforward romance so was really pleasantly surprised with the unpredictable twists that this book contained.' Reader Review

Miss Jane Austen s Guide to Modern Life s Dilemmas

Miss Jane Austen s Guide to Modern Life s Dilemmas
Author: Rebecca Smith
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781101601914
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Release: 2012-11-08
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Is the man I’m dating Mr. Darcy in disguise. . . or simply a jerk? It’s been two centuries since Jane Austen penned Pride & Prejudice and her many other classic novels, yet her adroit observations on the social landscape and profound insights into human nature are as relevant now as they were in her time. If only those of us in need of some good advice today had the opportunity to sit down and tap even a few drops from Austen’s great reservoirs of wisdom. Well, now we do. . . . In Miss Jane Austen’s Guide to Modern Life’s Dilemmas, Rebecca Smith channels her great-great-great-great-great aunt’s sense—and, of course, her sensibility—to help readers navigate their most pressing problems. Drawing on Austen’s novels, letters, and unpublished writings, Smith supplies readers with wise and wonderful counsel for living well in the 21st century. From instruction on how to gracefully “unfriend” someone on Facebook to answers for such timeless questions as “Can a man ever really change?” this book enables readers to nimbly navigate life’s most tricky terrain with the good sense, good manners, and abundant humor that are the mark of any great Austen heroine. Sensible, savvy, and funny, Miss Jane Austen’s Guide to Modern Life’s Dilemmas cleverly answers every Austen fan’s most earnest question: What would Jane do? Replete with lovely Austen-inspired color illustrations, as well as quotes from Austen’s various novels to support the advice given, this book is the ideal gift for the Jane Austen fanatic in your life.

The Mysterious Death of Miss Jane Austen

The Mysterious Death of Miss Jane Austen
Author: Lindsay Ashford
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781402282133
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Release: 2013-08-06
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Where would I begin to explain it all...?" Twenty-six years have passed since the death of Jane Austen. Armed with a lock of Austen's hair as perhaps her best clue, Anne Sharp, former governess to the Austen family and Jane's close friend, has decided at last to tell her story-a story of family intrigues, shocking secrets, forbidden loves, and maybe even murder... Perfect for fans of Death Comes to Pemberley, upon its publication in the UK, Lindsay Ashford's fictional interpretation of the few facts surrounding Jane Austen's mysterious death sparked an international debate and uproar. None of the medical theories offer a satisfactory explanation of Jane Austen's early demise at the age of forty-one. Could it be that what everyone has assumed was a death by natural causes was actually more sinister? Lindsay Ashford's vivid novel delves deep into Austen's world and puts forth a shocking suggestion-was someone out to silence her?

The Heaven of Mercury A Novel

The Heaven of Mercury  A Novel
Author: Brad Watson
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0393341119
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Release: 2010-12-06
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Shortlisted for the 2002 National Book Award in Fiction: a dark, riotous Southern novel of sex, death, and transformation. Brad Watson's first novel has been eagerly awaited since his breathtaking, award-winning debut collection of short stories, Last Days of the Dog-Men. Here, he fulfills that literary promise with a humorous and jaundiced eye. Finus Bates has loved Birdie Wells since the day he saw her do a naked cartwheel in the woods in 1916. Later he won her at poker, lost her, then nearly won her again after the mysterious poisoning of her womanizing husband. Does Vish, the old medicine woman down in the ravine, hold the key to Birdie's elusive character? Or does Parnell, the town undertaker, whose unspeakable desires bring lust for life and death together? Or does the secret lie with some other colorful old-timer in Mercury, Mississippi, not such a small town anymore? With "graceful, patient, insightful and hilarious" prose (USA Today), Brad Watson chronicles Finus's steadfast devotion and Mercury's evolution from a sleepy backwater to a small city. With this "tragicomic story of missed opportunities and unjust necessities" (Fred Chappell), "Southern storytelling is alive and well in Watson's capable hands" (Kirkus Reviews starred review). "His work may remind readers of William Faulkner, Toni Morrison, or Flannery O'Connor, but has a power—and a charm—all its own, more pellucid than the first, gentler than the second, and kinder than the third" (Baltimore Sun).

The Many Reflections of Miss Jane Deming

The Many Reflections of Miss Jane Deming
Author: J. Anderson Coats
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781481464963
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Release: 2017-02-28
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Jane is excited to be part of Mr. Mercer's expedition to bring orphans and Civil War widows to Washington Territory, but life out west isn't at all what she expected"--

Miss Jane

Miss Jane
Author: Brad Watson
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781509834341
Available:
Release: 2016-11-03
Editor: Pan Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'As unexpectedly beguiling as it is affecting.' Daily Mail Since his award-winning debut collection of stories, Last Days of the Dog-Men, Brad Watson's work has been as melancholy, witty, strange, and lovely as any in America. Inspired by the true story of his own great-aunt, he explores the life of Miss Jane Chisolm, born in rural, early-twentieth-century Mississippi with a genital birth defect that would stand in the way of the central "uses" for a woman in that time and place - namely, sex and marriage. From the country doctor who adopts Jane to the hard tactile labor of farm life, from the sensual and erotic world of nature around her to the boy who loved but was forced to leave her, the world of Miss Jane Chisolm is anything but barren. Free to satisfy only herself, she mesmerizes those around her, exerting an unearthly fascination that lives beyond her still.

The Life and Times of Miss Jane Marple

The Life and Times of Miss Jane Marple
Author: Anne Hart
Pages: 161
ISBN: 0425097080
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Release: 1987
Editor: Berkley Publishing Group
Language: en

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"The book opens with a description of Miss Marple's hometown, St. Mary Mead, a village south of London. The reader is introduced to many of the residents, from the Vicar to the fishmonger's delivery boys (all of whom are named Fred). From the Marple works Hart extracts references to the detective's past, and reconstructs her girlhood and the genesis of her career. The author also follows Miss Marple through the 1930s and World War II, and describes her appearance and personality, daily routine, travels and relationships with relatives and friends."--Publishers Weekly.

Last Days of the Dog Men Stories

Last Days of the Dog Men  Stories
Author: Brad Watson
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781324000433
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Release: 2002-08-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"His people and dogs—those wonderful dogs!—come alive with honest, thrumming energy." —The New York Times Book Review Winner of the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the Academy of Arts and Letters and the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award. In each of these "weird and wonderful stories" (Boston Globe), Brad Watson writes about people and dogs: dogs as companions, as accomplices, and as unwitting victims of human passions; and people responding to dogs as missing parts of themselves. "Elegant and elegiac, beautifully pitched to the human ear, yet resoundingly felt in our animal hearts" (New York Newsday), Watson's vibrant prose captures the animal crannies of the human personality—yearning for freedom, mourning the loss of something wild, drawn to human connection but also to thoughtless abandon and savagery without judgment. Pinckney Benedict praises Watson's writing as "crisp as a morning in deer season, rife with spirited good humor and high intelligence," and Fred Chappell calls his stories "strong and true to the place they come from." This powerful debut collection marks Brad Watson's introduction into "a distinguished [Southern] literary heritage, from Faulkner to Larry Brown to Barry Hannah to Richard Ford" (The State, Columbia, South Carolina).

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
Author: Patrick Badonnel
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9782200255343
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Release: 2005-10-21
Editor: Armand Colin
Language: fr

Explanation of the Book:

Written as the recollection of a 110-year-old woman, "Miss Jane", The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman is the narrative of African-American history from the Declaration of Emancipation to the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. Gaines's masterpiece is meant to represent the interpretation of the events of a century through the central character's uneducated but streetwise vision. Carefully built on a historical structure, the book relies on a well-mastered stylistic technique that mixes several literary genres, providing the reader with a deep insight into the African American experience. Inevitably, such central issues as "black pride", human dignity, ethics or the nature of freedom are raised and the reader finds himself actively involved in the re-construction of a black subject whom "history" had relegated in the footnotes of a "Manifest Destiny" written by revisionist ideologues. Patrick BADONNEL, former chair of the "Agrégation", is full professor of American literature at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University (Paris III), where he teaches seminars on the African American subject and on psychoanalytical criticism. He is the author of several books on American contemporary writers (with Professor C. Maisonnat) and has written extensively on William Styron's work. Also interested in the short story he is the author (with C. Maisonnat) of La Nouvelle Anglo-saxonne. Initiation à une lecture psychanalytique (Hachette Supérieur, 1998). Cet ouvrage est le fruit de la collaboration entre les éditions Armand Colin et le Centre National d'Enseignement à Distance, établissement public d'enseignement qui dispense des formations de tous niveaux à plus de 350 000 inscrits répartis dans le monde entier. Cette contribution scientifique d'enseignants chercheurs de l'Université française s'intègre dans les préparations assurées par le CNED aux CAPES et aux agrégations d'anglais qui comprennent aussi des conseils méthodologiques et des entraînements aux épreuves des concours avec correction personnalisée. Ernest J. Gaines : the author and his work. Catherine Carmier and Of Love and Dust. General context and historical background. Narrative strategies. Language and voice. Genres interdits : la violence fictionnelle. Le principe féminin. Une virilité problématique. Discours de la servitude, parole de la négritude. Réduction eidétique, extension politique.

The New England Magazine

The New England Magazine
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: WISC:89070262704
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Release: 1908
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Post office afterw Kellys directory of Birmingham with its suburbs and Smethwick

The Post office  afterw   Kellys directory of Birmingham with its suburbs  and Smethwick
Author: Kelly's directories, ltd
Pages: 329
ISBN: OXFORD:590557630
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Release: 1878
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Report of the Directors

Report of the Directors
Author: Ulster Railway (Ireland).
Pages: 329
ISBN: STANFORD:36105128523649
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Release: 1865
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Miss Jane s Private School Adult Erotica

Miss Jane s Private School   Adult Erotica
Author: Tara Hough
Pages: 128
ISBN: 1985561042
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Release: 2018-02-17
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Erotica is any artistic work that deals substantively with erotically stimulating or sexually arousing subject matter. All forms of art may depict erotic content, including painting, sculpture, photography, drama, film, music or literature. A Vintage Erotic Novel Involving a Sexy and Seductive Girl, Full of Sexual Adventures, Surprises and Twists.

White Captives

White Captives
Author: June Namias
Pages: 378
ISBN: 080784408X
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Release: 1993
Editor: UNC Press Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

White Captives offers a new analysis of Indian-white coexistence on the American frontier. June Namias shows that visual, literary, and historical accounts of the capture of Euro-Americans by Indians during the colonial Indian Wars, the American Revolutio

Lend a Hand

Lend a Hand
Author: Edward Everett Hale
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCAL:$B359083
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Release: 1887
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Mysterious Death of Miss Austen

The Mysterious Death of Miss Austen
Author: Lindsay Jayne Ashford
Pages: 331
ISBN: 1906784264
Available:
Release: 2011
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Mysterious Death of Miss Austen imagines the summer of 1805 and Jane's close friendship with Anne Sharp, governess to her brother Edward's children. As the bond between the two women deepens, Anne senses a dark undercurrent within the family, something that troubles Jane and threatens those she loves. Anne feels compelled to investigate - could her vivid imagination be leading her astray, or was someone out to silence Jane before her novels revealed a shocking family secret?