The Scarlet Sisters

Sex, Suffrage, and Scandal in the Gilded Age
Author: Myra MacPherson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1455547700
Category: History
Page: 432
View: 9775
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: 7851
‘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.

Scarlet Sister Mary

Author: Julia Peterkin
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820323770
Category: Fiction
Page: 376
View: 1203
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.

Die unüblichen Verdächtigen

Die Grimm Akten
Author: Michael Buckley
ISBN: 9783833937392
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 256
View: 7726
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!

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
View: 1312
Gathers historical documents that illustrate Puritan and nineteenth-century attitudes, and shares contemporaneous reviews and current relevant news articles

Das geheime Leben der Violet Grant

Author: Beatriz Williams
Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag
ISBN: 3641156769
Category: Fiction
Page: 560
View: 4327
Erfrischend anders: Beatriz Williams erfindet die Saga neu! Manhattan, 1964. Vivan Schuyler hat das Undenkbare getan: Sie hat dem glamourösen Upperclass-Leben ihrer Familie den Rücken gekehrt, um Karriere als Journalistin zu machen. Als sie herausfindet, dass sie eine skandalumwitterte Großtante hat, ist ihr Spürsinn geweckt ... Berlin, 1914. Die junge Physikerin Violet erträgt ihre Ehe mit dem älteren Professor Grant nur, um ihren Forschungen nachgehen zu können. Doch plötzlich bricht der Erste Weltkrieg aus – und ein geheimnisvoller Besucher stellt Violet vor eine Entscheidung mit dramatischen Folgen.

As The Scarlet Tanager Sings

Elizabeth A. Philips
Author: Elizabeth A. Philips
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1491803134
Category: Self-Help
Page: 146
View: 2773
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"

The Scarlet Letter

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1627939911
Category: Fiction
Page: 226
View: 409
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: 9100
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…

Scarlet Sister Mary

Author: Julia Mood Peterkin
Publisher: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 329
View: 8355

The Scarlet Cloth

Author: E. C. Atkinson
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 1434900460
Category: Fiction
Page: 46
View: 2074

Blutrote Schwestern

Author: Jackson Pearce
Publisher: Knaur eBook
ISBN: 3426411628
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 368
View: 3915
Wenn es dunkel wird, ziehen zwei Schwestern durch einsame Gassen und entlegene Wälder. Mit ihren blutroten Mänteln und dem süßen Parfüm locken sie Werwölfe an – aber wenn diese sich auf die vermeintlich hilflosen Opfer stürzen, ziehen Scarlett und Rosie ihre Äxte hervor und schlagen zu. Seit die beiden als Kinder fast einem der niederträchtigen Killer zum Opfer gefallen sind, wollen sie so viele Mädchen wie möglich vor diesem Schicksal bewahren. Während Scarlett nichts anderes kennt als die Jagd, beginnt die sensible Rosie zu ahnen, dass es noch etwas anderes im Leben geben kann als den blutigen Kreislauf aus Jagd und Tod – und verliebt sich in den einzigen Jungen, den ihre Schwester je in ihr Herz gelassen hat. Doch dies bringt alle drei in größte Gefahr, denn Wölfe wittern jede Schwäche ...

Blood Sisters

Author: Barbara Keating,Stephanie Keating
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446496562
Category: Fiction
Page: 608
View: 1068
During their childhood years in the Kenya Highlands of the 1950s, three girls from vastly different backgrounds become blood sisters, promising that nothing will ever destroy the bond between them. But as they grow up love rivalries, broken promises and the tensions and violence of a newly independent Kenya threaten to tear their childhood dreams apart.

The Scarlet Pimpernel

Author: Baroness Orczy
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486115046
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
View: 1219
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.

The Scarlet Ribbon

Author: Derry O'Dowd
Publisher: The History Press Ireland
ISBN: 1845887298
Category: Fiction
Page: 239
View: 4453
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.

Surviving the Scarlet Letter

Freedom from Shame
Author: Karen Melville Thacker
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1449737374
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 150
View: 6139
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.

Beyond the Scarlet Door

Author: Susie Ireland Read
Publisher: Archway Publishing
ISBN: 1480844489
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 200
View: 9026
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?

Death in a Scarlet Coat

Author: David Dickinson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1849017743
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
View: 3784
Master of the Hunt, the fifteenth Earl of Candlesby, has come to lead his riders once again. But this time he comes as a corpse, wrapped in blankets across his horse, a corner of his scarlet coat visible in the morning mist. Only three people see the body. One dies. Another vanishes. Now only one man knows how he was killed. Powerscourt is summoned to investigate murder in a crumbling house where the paper is peeling off the walls and the stuffed owls each only have one leg. The estate is virtually bankrupt as Powerscourt uncovers a world of jealousy, revenge and hatred, where the sons are as dissolute and dangerous as the father. The fifteenth earl had left a trail of duels, theft and adultery across the flatlands of Lincolnshire. It takes another death and a deadly chase under the crumbling estate before Powerscourt unlocks the secret of death in a scarlet coat. Praise for David Dickinson: 'Splendid entertainment' Publishers Weekly 'Detective fiction in the grand style' James Naughtie 'Beguilingly real from start to finish... you have to pinch yourself to remind you that it is fiction - or is it?' Peter Snow 'Dickinson's customary historical tidbits and patches of local colour swathed in... appealing Victorian narrative' Kirkus Reviews

Pinkerton's Sister

Author: Peter Rushforth
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471149684
Category: Fiction
Page: 752
View: 6588
It's turn-of-the-century New York, a city bursting with new life as the old century's order makes way for the mercantile class. But in the Pinkerton household a nineteenth-century embarrassment remains. Alice Pinkerton. Alice isn't mad exactly, but she's not sane either. She is tolerated, free to wander about, free to accompany her family to tea parties - free to be treated like a simpleton. But in truth Alice's mind is razor sharp, honed by a restless imagination, years of reading and a profound contempt for her surroundings. Left alone to read, to think, she has devoured the world that brings her mind alive: Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, Michelangelo, Whitman, Poe, they are her inspiration; Jane Eyre, Catherine Moreland, Desdemona her companions. As she moves through the witless world around her, observing its prejudices, its shallow culture and its vanity, it is society that prompts her observations, viewing all through the prism of the art that has sustained and nourished her lonely life.

The Scarlet Cord

Conversations with God's Chosen Women
Author: Lindsay Hardin Freeman
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1846943752
Category: Religion
Page: 194
View: 9118
The Scarlet Cord: Conversations With God's Chosen Women tells the story of biblical women in a new way, drawing the reader further down her spiritual path and closer to Christ. And here is why: for too long, women in the Bible have been demonized, sanctified or simply misunderstood, leaving highly stereotyped figures in their wake. As a result, passionate, faithful and bright individuals, from Eve to Ruth to Mary Magdalene, have lost meaning for many contemporary Christians and non-Christians alike. Here, through storytelling and artwork, twelve compelling women of the Bible invite readers to step further into the sacred circle of God's people, deepening their faith and joy in all of creation. That circle offers more than peace. It offers health, healing, and the knowledge that other women have also trod broken and jagged paths in their search for wholeness. By taking this step, the reader will discover that challenges experienced by biblical women are not so different from her own