The Scarlet Sisters

Sex, Suffrage, and Scandal in the Gilded Age
Author: Myra MacPherson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1455547700
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 432
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A fresh look at the life and times of Victoria Woodhull and Tennie Claflin, two sisters whose radical views on sex, love, politics, and business threatened the white male power structure of the nineteenth century and shocked the world. Here award-winning author Myra MacPherson deconstructs and lays bare the manners and mores of Victorian America, remarkably illuminating the struggle for equality that women are still fighting today. Victoria Woodhull and Tennessee "Tennie" Claflin-the most fascinating and scandalous sisters in American history-were unequaled for their vastly avant-garde crusade for women's fiscal, political, and sexual independence. They escaped a tawdry childhood to become rich and famous, achieving a stunning list of firsts. In 1870 they became the first women to open a brokerage firm, not to be repeated for nearly a century. Amid high gossip that he was Tennie's lover, the richest man in America, fabled tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt, bankrolled the sisters. As beautiful as they were audacious, the sisters drew a crowd of more than two thousand Wall Street bankers on opening day. A half century before women could vote, Victoria used her Wall Street fame to become the first woman to run for president, choosing former slave Frederick Douglass as her running mate. She was also the first woman to address a United States congressional committee. Tennie ran for Congress and shocked the world by becoming the honorary colonel of a black regiment. They were the first female publishers of a radical weekly, and the first to print Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto in America. As free lovers they railed against Victorian hypocrisy and exposed the alleged adultery of Henry Ward Beecher, the most famous preacher in America, igniting the "Trial of the Century" that rivaled the Civil War for media coverage. Eventually banished from the women's movement while imprisoned for allegedly sending "obscenity" through the mail, the sisters sashayed to London and married two of the richest men in England, dining with royalty while pushing for women's rights well into the twentieth century. Vividly telling their story, Myra MacPherson brings these inspiring and outrageous sisters brilliantly to life.

The Scarlet Sisters

My nanna’s story of secrets and heartache on the banks of the River Thames
Author: Helen Batten
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473502691
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 384
View: 9325
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‘Oh my goodness – another girl Mrs Swain!’ Clara’s normal iron composure broke and she screamed, ‘No! That’s not the bloody deal!’ And that is how my nanna, Bertha Swain, entered the world. When Helen Batten’s marriage breaks down, she starts on a journey of discovery into her family’s past and the mysteries surrounding her enigmatic nanna’s early life. What she unearths is a tale of five feisty red heads struggling to climb out of poverty and find love through two world wars. It’s a story full of surprises and scandal – a death in a workhouse, a son kept in a box, a shameful war record, a clandestine marriage and children taken far too soon. It’s as if there is a family curse. But Helen also finds love, resilience and hope – crazy wagers, late night Charlestons and stolen kisses. As she unravels the story of Nanna and her scarlet sisters, Helen starts to break the spell of the past, and sees a way she might herself find love again.

Die unüblichen Verdächtigen

Die Grimm Akten
Author: Michael Buckley
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 9783833937392
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 256
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Sabrina und Daphne, die beiden Schwestern Grimm, besuchen die Ferryport Landing School. Daphne ist glücklich, dass Schneewittchen ihre Lehrerin ist, denn die mag kleine Menschen. Die arme Sabrina aber wird mit Mr. Grantner in eine Klasse von irgendwie leicht verwirrten Sechstklässlern gesteckt. Als Mr. Grantner dann auch noch auf besonders üble Art und Weise ermordet wird, ist es Sache der Schwestern Grimm, den Unbekannten zu finden, der das getan hat. Dafür jedoch muss Sabrina ihr Misstrauen gegenüber Fremden überwinden. Wie aber kann sie Leuten vertrauen, die für das Verschwinden ihrer Eltern verantwortlich sein könnten? Dieses Buch ist eine wunderbare Fortsetzung der erfolgreichen Bestsellerserie mit den liebenswerten Schwestern Grimm, abenteuerlich, spannend und voller urkomischer märchenhafter Wendungen, die die Leser begeistern! Zweiter Band der spannenden Detektiv- und Kinderromanreihe! Klassisches Märchen-Thema in äußerst moderner Umsetzung! US-Originale lange auf der Bestsellerliste der "New York Times" - mehr als 700.000 verkaufte Exemplare der Serie in den USA!

Scarlet Sister Mary


Author: Julia Peterkin
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820323770
Category: Fiction
Page: 376
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Banned in Boston when it was first published in 1928, Scarlet Sister Mary is the story of a sexy, independent, and outspoken woman who lives to please herself. Abandoned by her husband, the heroine takes many lovers, loses her firstborn son, and eventually "finds peace" as a church member, although she refuses to give up her love charm and her gold hoop earrings. Scarlet Sister Mary shocked readers with its sensual portrayal of a black woman's private life, but it was universally lauded for its honesty and courage. The first edition sold more than one million copies worldwide, and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1929.

Beyond the Scarlet Door


Author: Susie Ireland Read
Publisher: Archway Publishing
ISBN: 1480844489
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 200
View: 1929
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If youre like most kids, you sometimes dont get along with your brothers and sisters. But if your siblings needed you, you would do everything you could to help them. In author Susie Ireland Reads Beyond the Scarlet Door, Maleeya and Kieran Wright have an older sister, Sierra who is very ill. Their whole world begins to fall apart when Nurse Pippy arrives on their doorstep insisting she is there to take care of the ill teen. Unfortunately, after the nurses arrival, Sierra gets worse instead of better. When Sierra asks to see a pink fairy, the girls assume she wants to see a fairy statue. Anxious to do anything that will make their sister feel better, Maleeya and Kieran, along with their dog, Mi, go on a quest to find the pink fairy. Little do the sisters know that such an innocent request would lead them to the beautiful, yet treacherous world that lies beyond the scarlet door. Follow Maleeya and Kieran, reduced to the size of white mice and carrying a backpack filled with seemingly useless items from home, as they overcome fears that lie deep within their souls. Can they outwit Raven, the evil fairy and bring back seven items needed to save their sister? What magical creatures will they meet in this new world, and will they be friends or foes? Lastly, what family secrets will the sisters discover that could change their lives forever?

Understanding the Scarlet Letter

A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents
Author: Claudia Durst Johnson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313293283
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 228
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Gathers historical documents that illustrate Puritan and nineteenth-century attitudes, and shares contemporaneous reviews and current relevant news articles

As The Scarlet Tanager Sings

Elizabeth A. Philips
Author: Elizabeth A. Philips
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1491803134
Category: Self-Help
Page: 146
View: 3736
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As The Scarlet Tanager Sings is a new spiritual connection to God. It is a way of self-healing and transforming oneself. When one woman is faced with three major illnesses in a short time, it is a life-changing event. The Scarlet Tanager is symbolic for healing, comfort and peace from God. It will enlighten readers as they discover themselves in similar circumstances or events in life. Topics include: Diagnosis Personal Motivation Emotional Growth Physical Healing Circumstances Spirituality"

Die Nachtigall

Roman
Author: Kristin Hannah
Publisher: Aufbau Digital
ISBN: 3841211267
Category: Fiction
Page: 608
View: 4537
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Zwei Schwestern. Die eine kämpft für die Freiheit. Die andere für die Liebe. Der Weltbestseller – die Nr. 1 aus den USA. Zwei Schwestern im von den Deutschen besetzten Frankreich: Während Vianne ums Überleben ihrer Familie kämpft, schließt sich die jüngere Isabelle der Résistance an und sucht die Freiheit auf dem Pfad der Nachtigall, einem geheimen Fluchtweg über die Pyrenäen. Doch wie weit darf man gehen, um zu überleben? Und wie kann man die schützen, die man liebt? In diesem epischen, kraftvollen und zutiefst berührenden Roman erzählt Kristin Hannah die Geschichte zweier Frauen, die ihr Schicksal auf ganz eigene Weise meistern. In den USA begeisterte „Die Nachtigall“ Millionen von Lesern und steht seit über einem Jahr auf der Bestsellerliste. „Ich liebe dieses Buch – große Charaktere, große Geschichten, große Gefühle." Isabel Allende.

The Scarlet Letter


Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1627939911
Category: Fiction
Page: 226
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The Scarlet Letter is Nathaniel Hawthorne's crowning achievement, a masterpiece that has stood the time. Hester a young woman whose husband has been lost at sea becomes pregnant by another man. Though the Puritan community in which she lives demands to know the name of the father she steadfastly refuses to name him. Hawthorne explores hypocrisy, quiet dignity, and redemption in this land mark novel. A must read.

The Scarlet Bride


Author: Cheryl Ann Smith
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101569131
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
View: 8194
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Notorious bad boy Simon Harrington, third in line for his uncle’s title, has finally conceded to settling down and finding a noble wife. Then he stumbles across a courtesan in peril on a dark London street, and his life takes an unexpected turn. Fearing for her safety, he brings the mysterious beauty to his cousin’s School for Brides, where compromised women are taught how to be suitable wives. But he finds it impossible simply to walk away. A poor country squire’s daughter, Laura Precott was promised in marriage to the shadowy Earl of Westwick. Instead of making her his wife, however, he betrayed her and forced her to become his mistress. When she learned of his plan to sell her at auction, she fled for her life. Simon knows he must forget his feelings for such an unsuitable woman or risk disgracing his family. But when Laura’s former lover turns out to have been murdered the very night of her escape, suspicion falls squarely on Laura. Now it is up to Simon to prove her innocence—even if it leads to his downfall…

The Scarlet Cloth


Author: E. C. Atkinson
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 1434900460
Category: Fiction
Page: 46
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Scarlet Stiletto: The Second Cut


Author: Phillis King
Publisher: Clan Destine Press
ISBN: 0987160370
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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The Second Cut features a thrilling selection of stories culled from the Scarlet Stiletto Awards held annually by Sisters in Crime Australia. This sequel to the bestselling First Cut features the 1st Prize winners from 2007 - 2010, and a selection of category winners from the 17-year history of the Scarlet Stiletto Awards. A superb collection of page-turning mysteries in which fabulous female protagonists solve - and sometimes perpetrate - all kinds of crimes. Featuring cops, killers, PIs, crooks and amateur sleuths, these award-winning stories will have you on the edge of your seat, will chill your blood and sometimes make you laugh out loud.

The Scarlet Ribbon


Author: Derry O'Dowd
Publisher: The History Press Ireland
ISBN: 1845887298
Category: Fiction
Page: 239
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A tale of love, death, and medicine in 18th century Dublin The Scarlet Ribbon follows James Quinn, a young Irish surgeon battling prejudice, suspicion, and personal demons in his controversial quest to change the face of medicine. Following his marriage, tragedy strikes, thrusting James into a life of turmoil and despair. Throwing himself into his work, the young surgeon eventually begins to find solace in the most unexpected of places. From the backstreets of Paris, through the glittering social whirl of London, and finally back to Ireland again, this is a story of the thorns of love and the harsh reality of life in the 18th century, where nothing is simple and complications of all kinds surround James Quinn, man midwife.

The Scarlet Pimpernel


Author: Baroness Orczy
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486115046
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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Timeless adventure recalls the terror following the French Revolution when hundreds were condemned to face the guillotine daily — with their only hope a courageous leader who spirited aristocrats across the Channel to safety.

Der scharlachrote Buchstabe


Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783150094549
Category:
Page: 336
View: 1515
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Surviving the Scarlet Letter

Freedom from Shame
Author: Karen Melville Thacker
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1449737374
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 150
View: 8233
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Surviving the Scarlet Letter is a first-hand account of an affair. With honesty, Karen Melville Thacker invites you to peek into the rarely publicized emotions, thoughts, and actions of a woman as she walks through an adulterous encounter. The experience not only changes her life forever, but imprints upon her heart the realization that we are all incredibly fragile and in desperate need of both understanding and Gods healing grace. We tend to keep our dark parts hidden, but that approach does not lead to healing. Karen hopes that her vulnerability will help others in similar situations know that they are not alone. This book is not reserved solely for those affected by an affair, but anyone who feels shame as the result of choices made. This is a narrative that details the realities of life bathed in the grace of God.

The Sisters Grimm

Book Nine: The Council of Mirrors
Author: Michael Buckley
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1613123124
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 352
View: 3491
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In the final volume in the Sisters Grimm series, Sabrina, Daphne, and the rest of the Grimms and their friends must face off against the Master to decide the fate of Ferryport Landing—and the world. When Mirror fails to escape the barrier using Granny Relda’s body, he turns to his plan B: killing all the Grimms so that the magical barrier collapses. In the meantime, Sabrina has gathered the other magic mirrors as advisors on how to deal with their mortal enemy. They tell her to join forces with the Scarlet Hand against Mirror, in exchange for offering all the citizens of Ferryport Landing their freedom. This final chapter is the end of the road for several beloved characters, but the conclusion is sure to satisfy devoted fans of the series.

Mord ist nichts für junge Damen


Author: Robin Stevens
Publisher: Carlsen
ISBN: 3551317402
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 288
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Deepdean-Mädchenschule, 1934. Als Daisy Wells und Hazel Wong ihr eigenes, streng geheimes Detektivbüro gründen, gibt es zuerst gar kein wirklich aufregendes Verbrechen zum Ermitteln. Doch dann entdeckt Hazel die Lehrerin Miss Bell tot in der Turnhalle. Zuerst denkt sie, es sei ein schrecklicher Unfall gewesen. Aber als Daisy und sie fünf Minuten später zurückkommen, ist die Leiche verschwunden. Jetzt sind die Mädchen sicher: Hier ist ein Mord geschehen! Und nicht nur eine Person in Deepdean hätte ein Motiv gehabt. --- Spannend, komisch, ungewöhnlich: Band 1 der Krimi-Serie "Ein Fall für Wells & Wong" ---

This Giving Birth

Pregnancy and Childbirth in American Women's Writing
Author: Julie Ann Tharp,Susan MacCallum-Whitcomb
Publisher: Popular Press
ISBN: 9780879728083
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 175
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Compelling essays which underline the central place pregnancy and childbirth hold in women’s writing. Embracing three centuries of prose and poetry, the anthology traces the evolution of American maternity literature, exploring the difficulties mothers faced as they struggled to transform themselves from objects into maternal subjects. Women as diverse as Anne Bradstreet, Anne Sexton, Sharon Olds, Kate Chopin, Toni Morrison, and Louise Erdrich all labored to reclaim the birthing process by giving voice to experiences and emotions long devalued by a patriarchal culture. Their voices resonate throughout this collection.