The most important sign of the shifting sensibilities in the period is the emergence of what Philippe Aries calls "the cult of the beautiful dead" or what Terry Castle refers to as a "romantic cult of the dead," a growing subjective fascination with idealized images of the deceased. Beautification was used to hide the physical signs of mortality and decay and to overcome any sense of separation for loss of individuation.
By , an attitude toward death which Aries calls "the death of the Other" is securely in place, distinguished by a more secularized philosophy of death. While the influence of Puritanism simplified funeral rites and resisted the sentimental, by the middle of the eighteenth century a complete reversal had taken place. According to David Stannard, "the emphasis was now placed heavily on the individual who had been so fortunate as to die, with little said about the community's loss. The increased secularization of death thereby produces a new fascination with the body and corpses, spawning scientific research into the mysteries of death.
Even as the scientific and philosophic emphasis on rationality tried to combat death by exploration and explanation, a new uncertainty about the status of the body and a return to superstition was equally prevalent. Elisabeth Bronfen notes that "the eighteenth century marks an increase in necrophilia, in an anxiety about premature burial and a fear of the living or reanimated corpse, the vampire.
It was in the world of the imagination that love and death came together until their appearances merged. Both in funeral practices themselves and, more strongly, in literature, the eroticizing of death flourished from the early eighteenth century onward. Traveling with her treasure-hunting father has always been a dream for Theodora.
Journeying into Romania, Theodora and Huck embark on a captivating adventure through Gothic villages and dark castles in the misty Carpathian Mountains to recover the notorious ring. A secretive and dangerous occult society with a powerful link to Vlad the Impaler himself is hunting for it, too. And they will go to any lengths—including murder—to possess it. A deadly game of cat-and-mouse has them fighting to stay one step ahead of the brilliant serial killer—or see their fateful romance cut short by an unspeakable tragedy.
After the grim confrontation with Queen Katharine, the rebellion lies in tatters. Mirabella has disappeared. When Mirabella arrives, seemingly under a banner of truce, Katharine begins to yearn for the closeness that Mirabella and Arsinoe share. But as the two circle each other, the dead queens hiss caution—Mirabella is not to be trusted. Allegiances will shift. Bonds will be tested. But the fate of the island lies in the hands of its queens.
It always has. I love what they do in a story! Especially if they are well integrated into the story and change in meaning along the way. I hope these examples will make you think of other examples. In the beginning of the story, Baby Doe has a peacock fan, a symbol of her beauty and pride. She has never seen a peacock and has always wanted to, so it also stands for her unfulfilled dreams and wishes. Mid-story, she quotes that the eyes of a peacock feather can see the future, which is unknown and uncertain for her.
She tells the Silver King, Horace Tabor, she would love to see a real peacock. After they are married, he brings her a hundred; a symbol of his extravagant love for her. Horace Tabor gives silver dollars away to everyone he meets as a symbol of his open-handed generosity, which gets out of hand. At his funeral, everyone gives Baby Doe silver dollars as a tribute to him. Chin scares people with his towering height of 6 feet, 6 inches, incongruous blue eyes and few words. Imagine her fear when she has to work side-by-side with Chin in the gold mine!
However, when she is in trouble, Chin transforms himself to a Pixiu and protects her through many dangerous situations. A Pixiu is a mythological Chinese creature who protects its human master. Pixiu have the frightening head of a horned dragon and the fierce body of a lion, with clawed feet and feathered wings which fly between Heaven and Earth.
Pixiu crave the smell of gold and silver and like to bring their masters precious ore in their mouth.
Pixiu is said to have feathered wings with which can fly between heaven and earth. Symbols have a lot of meaning. Jack London dictates his stories to his wife, Charmian, who types up his work on her trusty Remington typewriter. They spend every morning together, with him telling her stories, then in the afternoons she edits and embellishes them. Charmian always serves Jack, and he likes it that way. Later, when Charmian starts writing her own books, she gets him a new-fangled ediphone to record his stories for a secretary to type up later.
Jack throws the ediphone at a palm tree and breaks it, unhappy with the change. Charmian loves Dungenous crabs, oysters, raw bonita fish…and. Perhaps my favorite symbol is Bess Houdini who carries a suffragette doll in her carpet bag. The doll is a symbol of the children she longs to have, and also the times where women have not yet earned the right to vote.
Former showgirl Bess Houdini is the least likely person for educated Charmian London to befriend, and yet what the doll symbolizes is meaningful for both of them. Bess gives Charmian the doll when she leaves for Hawaii, symbolizing their shared desires. She takes with her a turkey hen bone, which her father, now dead, found in a field after a herd of buffalo ran through it, and he gave it to Susannah.
It was the last buffalo they ever saw. Later, after she loses the bone, she receives a necklace of turkey hen bones from a Chippewa chief as a symbol of good will. After she loses everything in a fire except what she was wearing at the time, including the locket, she also sees it as a symbol of survival. Later in the novel she passes it on to someone headed to the front in hopes that he survives. But the dress ends up causing harm to the girl, therefore it transforms into a symbol of misguided charity and the gap between the social classes.
Abandoned and running the mine alone, she finds true passion with Silver King Horace Tabor, married and twice her age.
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One look at Baby Doe and you know she was meant to be a legend! She was just twenty years old when she came to Colorado to work a gold mine with her new husband. She moved to Leadville and fell in love with a married prospector, twice her age. Horace Tabor struck the biggest silver vein in history, divorced his wife and married Baby Doe.
Though his new wife was known for her beauty, her fashion, and even her philanthropy, she was never welcomed in polite society. Discover how the Tabors navigated the worlds of wealth, power, politics, and scandal in the wild days of western mining. Shrewd and stubborn, Lizzie fights back-biting Victorian society, wins and loses vast fortunes, and bests conniving politicians in her larger-than-life story.
A twisting tale worthy of Mark Twain, with a big-hearted heroine at the center. The Secret Life of Mrs. London is her debut novel. Rebecca and her husband, Gary, own the largest lavender product company in America, selling to resorts, spas, and gift stores.
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You can also find her on Facebook and Goodreads. First…that cover. If only money could buy happiness. Baby Doe Tabor is definitely one of those unfortunate souls. She was born in a relatively well off family who lost everything. It was not a love match and it was, in the long run, an epic fail. And husband number two? The one who left his wife of twenty-five years to marry the much younger Baby Doe?
The one she really did love? Went broke. This left Baby Doe in harsh conditions for the remainder of her life. So what did I love? How she kept going. Despite the odds against her. And I was a Girl Scout! I love an author who can do that. And I love when a subject is chosen and is brought to my attention.
Baby Doe was ahead of her time, not wanting to fit into gender norms and traditional roles—one of my favorite moments was at the very beginning of the book where she was quite irritated at the porter on the train looking to her husband for permission before answering a question of hers.
One of my favorite field trips in elementary school was to the Lackawanna Coal Mine. So fascinating and so so fun. The idea of this 19th-century woman donning work clothes and going to work in a mine is rather hilarious if you ask me. But I digress. Yeah, there are little things that I might tweak, but I thought this was a really fantastic read and I think you guys should grab it up if you get the chance. Three winners will receive an ebook of Gold Digger.
Gold Digger. The first novel in a beautiful, heartbreaking new trilogy from Paullina Simons, the international bestselling author of Tully and The Bronze Horseman. Julian lives a charmed life in Los Angeles. Surrounded by friends, he is young, handsome, and runs a successful business. Everything changes after he has a fateful encounter with a mysterious young woman named Josephine. For the two new lovers, the City of Angels is transformed into a magical playground.
But Josephine is not what she seems and carries secrets that threaten to tear them apart—seemingly forever. A broken man, his faith in tatters, Julian meets a mysterious stranger who tells him how to find Josephine again if he is willing to give up everything and take a death-defying trip from which no one has ever returned. It is a journey that propels Julian toward an impossible choice which will lead him to love fulfilled…or to oblivion. The Tiger Catcher takes readers from the depths of despair to the dizzying heights of joy in the first novel of an unforgettable trilogy of love lost and found.
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I blanked out and totally forgot to post this yesterday. Go me! Shame on me! I really do need to catch up on my reading though. Everyone knows. Spoiler, sorry! I liked how they would challenge one another, but also did their best to raise one another up. I have read there is representation in there as well. I have both books, so I need to get on that! And enjoy this video of Panic! Check out the end with the Rainbow Hearts, and just pure love. Without their efforts, this would be a very different world.
Nothing bad can happen at the Ritz; inside its gilded walls every woman looks beautiful, every man appears witty. Favored guests like Ernest Hemingway, F. The Auzellos are the mistress and master of the Ritz, allowing the glamor and glitz to take their mind off their troubled marriage, and off the secrets that they keep from their guests—and each other. Until June , when the German army sweeps into Paris, setting up headquarters at the Ritz.
One that entails even more secrets. One that may destroy the tempestuous marriage between this beautiful, reckless American and her very proper Frenchman. But one secret is shared between Blanche and Claude alone—the secret that, in the end, threatens to imperil both of their lives, and to bring down the legendary Ritz itself.
Sister Bella is not happy with this and joins forces with spoilt, selfish brother James who is displeased that Clarissa has been left independent property by their grandfather - property that would normally hav Lot of letters between friends - could have said as much in less but there you go! Sister Bella is not happy with this and joins forces with spoilt, selfish brother James who is displeased that Clarissa has been left independent property by their grandfather - property that would normally have gone to him. Between brother and sister they conspire to convince their parents that Clarissa should marry the hideous Mr Solmes; when Clarissa refuses she finds herself in isolation with her whole family turned against her and her only means of communication with the outside world being the letters to her friends, sent by means of secret delivery.
As I said, lots of letters about how Clarissa is not interested in either Lovelace or Solmes but has been manipulated by her siblings into a regrettable position. Interesting and an easy enough read that keeps the interest but could have been condensed with no real loss as there is a lot of repetition.
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Looking forward to the next volume. Having just forced myself to finish Vol. This first volume seemed like an interminable self-examination of several characters getting nowhere in their argument about the appropriateness of a suitor. In the end, they all come across as whiny, self-absorbed prats.
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It felt droning and repetitive. Not going to tell you this is the most scintillating thing ever written, but it is an interesting look into the development of the novel. This one is in epistolary form. RIchardson was a big influence on Jane Austen. Jan 24, Niniva rated it liked it. A bid longer than The writing is very well done, the drama very thoughtful, and impressive way put together with letters. However, the main body of the drama and arguments draw much over and over and sometimes overwhelming. Oh my goodness - I've never read a more boring book in my life. I was interested for the first quarter of the book and enjoying the writing but then it was like Groundhog day.
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