Search Results: 'Mid-19th century'
MID-TO-LATE 19th CENTURY SYMPHONIES AND THEIR MEANING
A guide to understanding Modern Symphonies (illustrated with musical notes). Includes: Berlioz and Liszt; Berlioz, Romeo and Juliet; A Symphony to Dante's Divina Commedia; Symphonic Poems of Liszt;... More > Symphonic Poems of Saint-Saens; Cesar Franck; D'Indy and the Followers of Franck; Debussy and the Innovators; Tschaikowsky; The Neo-Russians; Sibelius; Bohemian Symphonies; The Earlier and Later Bruckner; Hugo Wolff; Mahler; Richard Strauss; Italian Symphonies; Edward Elgar; Symphonies in America.< Less
The Impact of the 19th Century Fossil Diggings on the Church
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In the mid-1840s a new industry started in southeast Suffolk, that of digging fossils. Known as 'coprolites', some thought them to be fossilised dinosaur droppings. Rich in phosphate they were much... More > in demand by the nation's manure manufacturers. By the 1846s the diggings had spread to Cambridgeshire, hertfordshire, bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Many thousands of men and women, boys and girls, got well-paid work in the pits but there were issues of in-migration, overcrowding and drunkenness. This book investigates the impact of the diggings on the church and its attempts to alleviate the social problems.< Less
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Classic novel of mid 19th-Century America, by Joseph Hergesheimer (newly edited and with a Foreword by Robert Raven). Two families engaged in the Far East merchant sailing trade confront challenges... More > from new technology, foreign cultures and their own passions and flaws, in the staid old town of Salem, Massachusetts. Volume 3 in the Litrix Library, a growing series of books for readers and collectors, printed in association with the Litrix Reading Room (www.litrix.com), one of the Internet's premier free literary websites. Other volumes to appear shortly.< Less
The Marble Faun: Illustrated
The fragility and the durability of human life and art dominate this story of American expatriates in Italy in the mid-nineteenth century. Befriended by Donatello, a young Italian with the classical... More > grace of the "Marble Faun," Miriam, Hilda, and Kenyon find their pursuit of art taking a sinister turn as Miriam's unhappy past precipitates the present into tragedy.
Hawthorne dramatizes the confrontation of the Old World and the New and the uncertain relationship between the 'authentic' and the 'fake' in life as in art. The author's evocative descriptions of classic sites made The Marble Faun a favorite guidebook to Rome for Victorian tourists, but this richly ambiguous symbolic romance is also the story of a murder, and a parable of the Fall of Man. As the characters find their civilized existence disrupted by the awful consequences of impulse, Hawthorne leads his readers to question the value of Art and Culture and addresses the great evolutionary debate which was beginning to shake Victorian society.< Less
Gates Along My Path
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Travel back to the mid-nineteenth century through the eyes of children who actually experienced the beginnings of America’s Age of Reform. Readers of all ages will discover diverse economic... More > and ethnic communities—white upper and middle class, immigrants and free blacks—through the interactions of children in Worcester, Massachusetts with real historic characters.
The reader steps into orphaned Eliza McLoughlin’s childhood at a moment of crisis to discover her limited choices along her path, but there is hope. Many adults were urging reforms in all aspects of life. We continue to feel the impact on our own lives more than 150 years later.
Liza’s story is based on fact to illustrate how the reader can also open “gates“ to the past to discover their role to improve one’s personal life, as well as that of society as a whole. This book celebrates the power and responsibility each individual has, regardless of age, to make informed conscious decisions to shape their lives.< Less
The Silence of Sorrowful Hours
The Silence of Sorrowful Hours tells the story of Ethan, a runaway slave, and Gideon, a man with a checkered past, of Angelise, a creole woman from Martinique, and Marabella, a beautiful actress.... More > They live together on Osborne Hoffmann's farm and fight the war as a group of "irregulars" - spying on and disrupting the Confederates, sometimes on very dangerous missions. When Osborne volunteers as a nurse for the Union Army after a devastating loss, they farm his land, growing crops to aid the Union Army and chopping down trees to make coffins for soldiers - both Union and Rebel troops - killed in the Battle of Gettysburg. Lost love, anger, grief, and exhaustion take their toll on everyone, and the end of the war doesn't mean the end of suffering.< Less
Gaskell's witty and poignant comedy of country-town life, a gently comic picture of life in an English country town in the mid-nineteenth century, Cranford describes the small adventures of Miss... More > Matty and Miss Deborah, two middle-aged spinster sisters striving to live with dignity in reduced circumstances.
Rich with humor and filled with vividly memorable characters, including the dignified Lady Glenmire and the duplicitous showman Signor Brunoni, Cranford is a portrait of kindness, compassion, and hope.< Less
The Lady of the Camellias
Written by the son of Alexandre Dumas, The Lady of the Camellias is the story of Marguerite Gautier, a young courtesan, or kept woman, in Paris in the mid 1800's, and how she falls in love with a... More > young man, Armand Duval, and then tries to escape from her questionable past. Unfortunately, it comes back to haunt her and she ends up returning to that life and dies painfully and alone, but with the knowledge that she was a good woman at heart.< Less
The Blithedale Romance
The Blithedale Romance is Nathaniel Hawthorne's third major romance. In Hawthorne, Henry James called it "the lightest, the brightest, the liveliest" of Hawthorne's "unhumorous... More > fictions."
The novel takes place in the utopian community of Blithedale, presumably in the mid-1800s. The main character, Miles Coverdale, embarks on a quest for betterment of the world through the agrarian lifestyle and community of the Blithedale Farm.< Less
Tennessee Travels 1844-1847, Journal of Amos Hitchcock
A new resource for genealogist and historians.
This never-before-published journal was written 1844-1847, by Amos Hitchcock, a colporteur for the American Tract Society. While performing his duties,... More > he traveled from his home in Brimfield, Massachusetts to distribute literature in East Tennessee. He listed his living and business expenses, recorded names of family and acquaintances, and provided a social commentary of life in East Tennessee. Transcribed and arranged in chronological order, Tennessee Travels is a new source for historical and genealogical research. Inclusion of actual photocopies of the original journal allows the reader to use this authentic primary resource to verify the original language and to have the pleasure of reading Mr. Hitchcock's mid-19th century script. Features: over 300 names of East Tennessee residents, family and business contacts in Massachusetts and New York, chronological transcription of the original journal, facsimile of the original pages, documentation, and an index.< Less