Sisters of Fortune

Being the True Story of how Three Motherless Sisters Saved Their Home in New England and Raised Their Younger Brother While Their Father Went Fortune Hunting in the California Gold Rush
Author: Nancy Coffey Heffernan,Ann Page Stecker
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 9780874516517
Category: History
Page: 289
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In 1850 , James Wilson, a widowed congressman from Keene, New Hampshire, left his three daughters and young son to seek his fortune in the California gold rush. During his twelve year absence, the daughters wrote their father almost 350 letters filled with accounts of daily life and lively observations on local and national events. The daughters -- Mary Elizabeth, 24, Annie, 18, and Charlotte, 16, when their father left -- were conventional, upper-middle-class young women struggling to keep up appearances in a society that accorded them few rights. These letters and the story they tell constitute a valuable social and cultural document and offer readers a vivid description of mid-19th century American life.

Sisters of Fortune

America's Caton Sisters at Home and Abroad
Author: Jehanne Wake
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451607636
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 432
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The first American heiresses took Britain by storm in 1816, two generations before the great late Victorian beauties. Marianne, Louisa, Emily and Bess Caton were descended from the first settlers in Maryland, and brought up in Baltimore by their grandfather Charles Carroll, one of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence.

Sisters of Fortune


Author: Frances McNeil
Publisher: Severn House Publishers
ISBN: 9780727865847
Category: Fiction
Page: 247
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An engrossing saga set in 1930s Yorkshire - Sophie and Rosa Morans father is a lowly employee at Thackreys Bank. The sisters first come into contact with the Thackrey family especially young Lydia as children and form an improbable yet enduring friendship. Years later, when Barney Moran is sacked from the bank, the girls beg Mr Thackrey for help. Swept up in a dramatic chain of events, the lives of the two families are changed for ever . . .

Sister of Fortune (Mills & Boon Intrigue) (Sisters of the Ark, Book 2)


Author: Lindsay McKenna
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 1408946106
Category: Fiction
Page: 193
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Her orders were clear–recover the legendary, powerful crystal star totem from a dangerous criminal and return it to the Eastern Cherokee nation.

Sister of Fortune


Author: Lindsay McKenna
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1426840322
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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Her orders were clear—recover the legendary, powerful crystal star totem from a dangerous criminal and return it to the Eastern Cherokee nation. And Chief Warrant Officer Vickey Mabrey would obey—even though it meant traveling through the treacherous jungles of Peru with a man she couldn't trust. She'd just have to watch her back and do things her way. But the jungles held more than Vickey bargained for as their slippery opponent turned the tables time and again. To complete this mission the highly trained woman warrior would need more than skill. She'd need the elusive wisdom of the heart…. Sisters of the Ark—driven by a dream of legendary power, these Native American women have sworn to protect all that their people hold dear

The Brontë Sisters in Other Wor(l)ds


Author: S. Qi,J. Padgett
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137405155
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 215
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Looking at the works of the Brontë sisters through a translingual, transnational, and transcultural lens, this collection is the first book-length study of the Brontës as received and reimagined in languages and cultures outside of Europe and the United States.

The Sisters

Or the History of Lucy and Caroline Sanson, Entrusted to a False Friend. In Two Volumes. ...
Author: William Dodd
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Sisters

Relation and Rescue in Nineteenth-century British Novels and Paintings
Author: Michael Cohen
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
ISBN: 0838635555
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 187
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Author Michael Cohen has found in nineteenth-century British paintings and novels depicting sisters a persistent attempt to subvert a stereotypical construction of women - that which neatly divides all women into either whores or "respectable" women. In many paintings and novels, a female transformation of heroic myth opposes the "necessary whore" of this construction with an attempt to erase the sexual difference between the sisters. The agency of this erasure is a heroic rescue of one sister by the other. In both arts the subject of female rescue is resisted and contested. In painting, Cohen discusses evidence for the attempt at erasure of difference in pictures which make the sexually wayward woman and her respectable counterpart similar or identical in appearance. The important female rescue picture does not get painted but is only approached by painters at midcentury. Part of the evidence is the otherwise puzzling ubiquity of twinned women in Victorian painting. In novels, the struggle to erase the difference between women whose sexual experience differs started early. Cohen demonstrates that difference and likeness among sisters was first fully exploited by Austen and Ferrier. In Dickens and Collins, the author has found a retrograde movement in the trend toward erasure of women's sexual difference elsewhere apparent. Dickens magnifies sexual difference between women in his families. Collins makes use of sensational displacements of the respectable woman by a counterpart who is stained in some way - if not by prostitution then by the taint of illegitimacy. In both writers, sexual difference between pairs of women is highlighted rather than effaced. Finally, in the sisters novels of Meredith, Gaskell, and Eliot, this study shows that there are rescues performed by sisters and the transformation of male characters into figurative sisters of the protagonists.

The Mirror of Karma and the 4 Sisters


Author: Alicia Hou
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 1434958906
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Bronte Sisters


Author: Charlotte Brontë,Anne Brontë,Emily Brontë
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781840220605
Category: England
Page: 1376
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Includes the novels Jane Eyre, Villette, Wuthering Heights, Agnes Grey, and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.

Arabian nights entertainments, tr. into Fr. by m. Galland, and now done into English


Author: Arabian nights
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Half Sisters of History

Southern Women and the American Past
Author: Catherine Clinton
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822381885
Category: Social Science
Page: 252
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Long relegated to the margins of historical research, the history of women in the American South has rightfully gained prominence as a distinguished discipline. A comprehensive and much-needed tribute to southern women’s history, Half Sisters of History brings together the most important work in this field over the past twenty years. This collection of essays by pioneering scholars surveys the roots and development of southern women’s history and examines the roles of white women and women of color across the boundaries of class and social status from the founding of the nation to the present. Authors including Anne Firor Scott, Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, and Nell Irwin Painter, among others, analyze women’s participation in prewar slavery, their representation in popular fiction, and their involvement in social movements. In no way restricted to views of the plantation South, other essays examine the role of women during the American Revolution, the social status of Native American women, the involvement of Appalachian women in labor struggles, and the significance of women in the battle for civil rights. Because of their indelible impact on gender relations, issues of class, race, and sexuality figure centrally in these analyses. Half Sisters of History will be important not only to women’s historians, but also to southern historians and women’s studies scholars. It will prove invaluable to anyone in search of a full understanding of the history of women, the South, or the nation itself. Contributors. Catherine Clinton, Sara Evans, Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, Jacqueline Jones, Suzanne D. Lebsock, Nell Irwin Painter, Theda Perdue, Anne Firor Scott, Deborah Gray White

Tales of the East: Compromising the Most Popular Romances of Oriental Origin


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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Page: N.A
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al-Juzʾ al-awwal[-al-thānī] min majmūʻat rasāʾil Ibn ʻĀbidīn


Author: Muḥammad Amīn ibn ʻUmar Ibn ʻĀbidīn
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Arabian nights' entertainments [from the French version of A. Galland] New Arabian nights [from the French version of D. Chavis and J. Cazotte


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Two Sisters, Or, The Exiles of Roseville Castle

A Moral Tale, Founded on Facts Connected with Transactions During the French Revolution : a New Year's Present
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American fiction
Page: 126
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The Beecher Sisters


Author: Barbara A. White
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300127638
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 416
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div The Beecher sisters—Catharine, Harriet, and Isabella—were three of the most prominent women in nineteenth-century America. Daughters of the famous evangelist Lyman Beecher, they could not follow their father and seven brothers into the ministry. Nonetheless, they carved out pathbreaking careers for themselves. Catharine Beecher founded the Hartford Female Seminary and devoted her life to improving women’s education. Harriet Beecher Stowe became world famous as the author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Isabella Beecher Hooker was an outspoken advocate for women’s rights. This engrossing book is a joint biography of the sisters, whose lives spanned the full course of the nineteenth century. The life of Isabella Beecher—who has never been the subject of a biography—is examined in particular detail here. Drawing on little used sources, Barbara White explores Isabella’s political development and her interactions with her sisters and with prominent people of the time—from Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Mark Twain. /DIV

The school for sisters; or, The lesson of experience


Author: School
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Sisters-In-Law


Author: Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
Publisher: 1st World Publishing
ISBN: 1421818329
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 564
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The long street rising and falling and rising again until its farthest crest high in the east seemed to brush the fading stars, was deserted even by the private watch-men that guarded the homes of the apprehensive in the Western Addition. Alexina darted across and into the shadows of the avenue that led up to her old-fashioned home, a relic of San Francisco's "early days," perched high on the steepest of the casual hills in that city of a hundred hills.

Sisters Select

Works on Paper from the Davies Collection
Author: Bethany McIntyre,National Museums & Galleries of Wales
Publisher: National Museum Wales
ISBN: 9780720004908
Category: Art
Page: 69
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The Davies collection of art from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries at the National Museum & Gallery, Cardiff, is world famous. This book provides introduces the lesser known prints, drawings and watercolours in the collection, including such artists as Cezanne, Turner and William Blake.