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MID-TO-LATE 19th CENTURY SYMPHONIES AND THEIR MEANING By P.H. Goepp
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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 By Bernard O'Connor
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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
Tell Me Tree By Rita Folse Elliott
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An illustrated historical children's book about the Abercorn Archaeology Site in Savannah, Georgia (9CH1205). It tells two stories back-to-back. One is the story of Enitan, an African American girl... More > living in a plantation village in Georgia in the mid-19th century. The other story describes Vicente, the son of an archaeologist who works with archaeologists in the early 21st century and learns about the village.< Less
A New England Cassandra By Anne-Marie Ford
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An exploration of the works of Elizabeth Stoddard, an iconoclastic writer, whose literary output in mid-nineteenth century America affirms her as a significant and controversial voice for her time.
The Cromaboo Mail Carrier By Mary Leslie
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THE CROMABOO MAIL CARRIER is the story of a young working class man and a middle-aged gentlewoman making their separate ways in the world of small town Ontario in the mid-1800s. One of the earliest... More > novels by a Canadian female author, the book explores a unique culture where rough settler habits are rubbing up against the expectations of a growing “proper society.” Leslie writes with humour and wit, creating characters who are engaging and accessible even after a century and more.< Less
Java Head By Mark Twain
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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
Flink's The Newkirk Avenue Candy Store By Alfred Kramer
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Neighborhood photos and stories of mid-twentieth century Brooklyn from the people who lived there.
Flink's The Newkirk Avenue Candy Store (Color Version) By Alfred Kramer
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Neighborhood photos and stories of mid-twentieth century Brooklyn from the people who lived there.
Gates Along My Path By Karen Board Moran
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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 Marble Faun: Illustrated By Nathaniel Hawthorne
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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