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Saints And Strangers

Saints and Strangers PDF
Author: George Willison
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351492152
Size: 34.89 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 523
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A great deal has been written about the Pilgrims, perhaps more than any other small group in American history. Yet they continue to be extravagantly praised for accomplishing what they never attempted or intended, and they are even more foolishly abused for possessing attitudes and attributes foreign to them. In the popular mind they are still generally confused, to their great disadvantage, with the Puritans who settled to the north of them around Boston Bay. The purpose of the Willison narrative is to allow the Pilgrims to tell their own story, insofar as possible, in their own words and deeds. Saints and Strangers brings back to life men and women who were among the most stalwart of American ancestors. George F. Willison destroys the myth that too long has been created in the American mind: that Pilgrims, while pious and much to be admired, were a drab, stern people dedicated to prudery. Nothing could be further from the facts. These were lusty English people who were well aware of good food, drink, and pleasurable living. They were also an adventurous, hardheaded community united in their campaign for freedom of worship. The book takes the reader from the Puritan exile in Holland, their long and troubled voyage from old Europe to new America, and the hazardous period of settling on a strange, bleak coast. The Puritans were comprised of weavers, smiths, carpenters, printers, tailors, and working people--with scarcely a blue blood among them. It was a long trek to Plymouth Rock from English village life. Willison has produced a realistic picture of these people who often have been inaccurately portrayed with little appreciation of their substantial place in the history of a New World.

Saints And Strangers

Saints and Strangers PDF
Author: Joseph A. Conforti
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801882531
Size: 10.44 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 236
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In the first general history of colonial New England to be published in over twenty-five years, Joseph A. Conforti synthesizes current and classic scholarship to explore how Puritan saints and "strangers" to Puritanism participated in the making of colonial New England. Massachusetts Governor John Winthrop's famous description of New England as a "city upon a hill" has tended to reduce the region's history to an exclusively Pilgrim-Puritan drama, a world of narrow-minded founders, the First Thanksgiving, steepled churches, and the Salem witchcraft trials. Conforti shows that New England was neither as Puritan nor as insular as most familiar stories imply. As the region evolved into British America's preeminent maritime region, the Atlantic Ocean served as a highway of commercial and cultural encounter, connecting white English settlers to different races and religious communities of the transatlantic world.

Saints And Strangers

Saints and Strangers PDF
Author: Andrew Hudgins
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Size: 41.80 MB
Format: PDF
Category : American poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 82
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Saints And Strangers

Saints and Strangers PDF
Author: Angela Carter
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN:
Size: 44.13 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 126
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"An absolutely unique voice...It would be an impertinence to call these eight delightful concoctions stories...A virtuoso Mendelssohn of fiction." -- The New York Times Book Review Drawing on American history, literary legend, and folk tale, Angela Carter transports us to that shadowy country between fact and myth in this book of short stories. Lizzy Borden, the spinster daughter of a glutton and a compulsive miser, ticks off the hours before a murder. An eighteenth-century whore and pickpocket who runs off to join the Indians tells her story in a voice of bawdy authenticity. Carter immerses us in the worlds of Edgar Allan Poe and Charles Baudelaire, of khans, princesses, and kitchen boys, bringing them to life in prose of seductive richness and perverse wit. In The Bloody Chamber, said The New York Times Book Review, Carter rewrote classic fairy tales "with all her supple and intoxicating bravura." In Saints and Strangers, she is just as audacious, and the result is a book of thoroughly contemporary folk tales that belong utterly to Angela Carter.

Saints And Strangers

Saints and Strangers PDF
Author: George Findlay Willison
Publisher:
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Size: 76.46 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Great Britain
Languages : en
Pages : 307
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Life

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Size: 51.49 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 144
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LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.

Die Verlobungen

Die Verlobungen PDF
Author: J. Courtney Sullivan
Publisher: Paul Zsolnay Verlag
ISBN: 3552062505
Size: 67.27 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : de
Pages : 592
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Wieso verlässt Teddy seine Frau und die beiden gemeinsamen Töchter – wegen einer Frau, die er an einer Hotelbar kennenlernt? James fragt sich, wieso Sheila ausgerechnet ihn, der doch nur ein Versager ist, geheiratet hat. Delphine verlässt ihren Mann und ihr Leben in Paris, um ihrem Geliebten nach New York zu folgen, und wird es bitterlich bereuen. Kate lehnt die Ehe ab, doch nun wollen ihre besten Freunde heiraten, und zwar so richtig prunkvoll: Jeff und Toby. J. Courtney Sullivan erzählt in diesem Roman meisterhaft die Geschichte von vier Paaren, die einander gefunden, geliebt, geheiratet, betrogen und verlassen haben. Geschickt verwebt sie die Fäden miteinander und zieht den Leser immer wieder in ihren Bann.