Author: Claire Elizabeth Campbell
Publisher: UBC Press
Release Date: 2005
"Claire Campbell draws from recent work in cultural history, landscape studies in geography and art history, and environmental history to explore what happens when external agendas confront local realities - a story central to the Canadian experience. Explorers, fishers, artists, and park planners all were forced to respond to the unique contours of this inland sea; their encounters defined a regional identity even as they constructed a popular image for the Bay in the national imagination."--Jacket.
A study guide for Percy Bysshe Shelley's "Ode to the West Wind", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students series. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.
Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, University of Heidelberg, 13 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Percy Bysshe Shelley is one of the most famous Romantic poets of the 19th century. Throughout his life he has written a lot of works that impressed people. One of these works is the poem 'Ode to the West Wind' which was written in 1819. This paper is about 'Ode to the West Wind' and gives information on it, such as its outer appearance. It focuses on how Shelley describes the 'wind' and which symbols he uses in this poem. First some information about the term 'ode' itself. The ode is a lyric poem with great length that deals with a "lofty theme in a dignified manner ." There are three types of English odes: the Pindaric, the Cowley and the Horation ode. The Pindaric Ode is a ceremonious poem with Pindar's style. Pindar was "a Greek professional lyrist of the 5th century BC. He employed the triadic structure of Stesichorus, [...] consisting of a strophe [...] followed by a metrically harmonious antistrophe, concluding with a summary line in a different metre. " The most important odes were those of Abraham Cowley and Andrew Marvell. Marvell, for example, used "a simple and regular stanza [...] modelled on Horace" with the rhyme scheme aabb; the first two lines had four stresses, whereas the last two lines had only three stresses. Cowley wrote Pindaric odes "which had irregular patterns of line lengths and rhyme schemes, though they were iambic." Shelley's Ode is of the Horation type; in it he describes the activities of the west wind on earth, on the sea and also in the sky. He also expresses "his envy for the boundless freedom of the west wind, and his wish to be free like the wind and to scatter his words among mankind."
Author: Robin Van Auken
Publisher: Madeline Sloane
Release Date: 2011-09-12
Fate calls heiress Sabrina Windham to her grandmother Rose’s hospital bed where she hears a confession of betrayal and death. Sabrina learns of another, heartbreaking family legacy: the Zephyrus. Built by Don Windham and Derek West, the classic sailboat is lost to time. Is Destiny leading her on a twisted path? Her search for the original boat takes her to Rhode Island and into the arms of Jay West, the embittered grandson of her grandfather's partner. Will Jay help restore the Zephyrus and, in doing so, restore his family’s honor? Can Sabrina help Jay forget his brutal life, a poor orphan because of Rose Windham’s selfish desires? Despite their undeniable attraction and Sabrina’s belief in fate, Jay thinks its misfortune knocking on his door.
Author: Lara Clough
Publisher: Honno Press
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Family secrets
When Haz meets Jason on a street in Bristol, who is helping who? Jason is rejected, alone, grateful for any help. But why would Haz take in a complete stranger? What does he want? He takes Jason to his family's beach home far out on the Gower. But even here, beyond the peace of the sea and the sky, something is wrong. Haz's mother is keeping up appearances. His father is permanently angry. And Nell, his sister - what is eating away at her thin bones? Jason may be lost and friendless, but he has a gift. He has a face people confess to. And these confessions will change everything...
After the Civil War, many disillusioned souls headed west in search of a new start. It was a grueling journey. Yet thousands, with their pioneering spirit, persevered to reach their goal. Is this book a work of fact or fiction? Could there be, somewhere along the Truckee River near the foot of the Sierra, remnants of a camp that was called Yellow Moon? Perhaps a few slivers of wood from an old wagon or a scrap of gingham or a button under a sage bush? Were the Dweller brothers real people? Did Berna and Nah-leah exist? Or is this whole story just whisperings as the west wind touches your shoulder? The author leaves it to the reader to decide.
Author: Pearl S. Buck
Publisher: Open Road Media
Release Date: 2012-08-21
Nobel winner Pearl S. Buck’s classic debut novel, about one Chinese woman’s coming of age as she’s torn between Eastern and Western cultures. Kwei-lan is a traditional Chinese girl—taught by her mother to submit in all things, “as a flower submits to sun and rain alike.” Her marriage was arranged before she was born. As she approaches her wedding day, she’s surprised by one aspect of her anticipated life: Her husband-to-be has been educated abroad and follows many Western ideas that Kwei-lan was raised to reject. When circumstances push the couple out of the family home, Kwei-lan finds her assumptions about tradition and modernity tested even further. East Wind: West Wind is a sensitive, early exploration of the cross-cultural themes that went on to become a hallmark of Buck’s acclaimed novels. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck including rare images from the author’s estate.