The Castle

The Castle Author Franz Kafka
ISBN-10 9780307829481
Release 2012-12-05
Pages 352
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Translated and with a preface by Mark Harman Left unfinished by Kafka in 1922 and not published until 1926, two years after his death, The Castle is the haunting tale of K.’s relentless, unavailing struggle with an inscrutable authority in order to gain access to the Castle. Scrupulously following the fluidity and breathlessness of the sparsely punctuated original manuscript, Mark Harman’s new translation reveals levels of comedy, energy, and visual power previously unknown to English language readers.



The Castle

The Castle Author Barbara Cartland
ISBN-10 9781908411716
Release 2012-12-01
Pages 241
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Beautiful, flirtatious and romantic Valeria Montford is used to attracting admiring glances from the most eligible young men in Society. But galloping through the French countryside she discovers that pride definitely comes before a fall. A confident horsewoman, she is mortified when she is thrown in full view of Lord Charles Waterford. Embarrassed, and missing the usual praise for her equine skills, she decides that she hates Lord Waterford for making her feel humiliated. Then she meets Sir Peter Cousins - devastatingly handsome, exciting and slightly dangerous. Enchanted by Sir Peter's charm and obvious admiration Valeria becomes even more contemptuous of Lord Waterford's quieter nature. Back in England, Valeria's beloved father sadly confesses that a cad has defrauded him of his fortune. He can see only one way to pay his creditors and escape total financial ruin - Valeria must make a good marriage, and he already has a prospective suitor in mind. Still dreaming of Sir Peter and horrified at the prospect of a marriage without love, Valeria's heart is thrown into confusion. So when Lord Waterford suggests that she helps him restore his Castle she seizes the chance to escape, hoping against hope that Sir Peter will find her and offer a proposal that will satisfy everyone. In London, as the cream of Society prepares for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, Valeria is faced with the most difficult decision of her life. Should she accept her father's choice of suitor and assure her family's place in Society? Or hold out for the man she really loves? But just as Valeria comes to understand the true nature of love, friendship and security it seems that she has lost all chance of happiness forever.



The Rise of the Castle

The Rise of the Castle Author M. W. Thompson
ISBN-10 0521088534
Release 2008-10-30
Pages 216
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Examines the rise of the castle from its European origins in the tenth century to c.1400.



Behind the Castle Gate

Behind the Castle Gate Author Matthew Johnson
ISBN-10 9781135135584
Release 2013-04-15
Pages 232
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Combining ground-breaking scholarship with fascinating narratives, Matthew Johnson's book takes a look at Medieval English castles. It creates a new and exciting focus on how castles were shaped by their inhabitants and vice versa.



Entering the Castle

Entering the Castle Author Caroline M. Myss
ISBN-10 9780743255325
Release 2007
Pages 371
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A motivational teacher and "New York Times" bestselling author presents an exciting new guide to awakening the spirit within.



Emmeline the orphan of the castle

Emmeline  the orphan of the castle Author Charlotte Smith
ISBN-10 OXFORD:600069134
Release 1789
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From the Temple to the Castle

From the Temple to the Castle Author Lee Morrissey
ISBN-10 0813918995
Release 1999
Pages 178
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Visiting Britain in the mid-eighteenth century, Andre Rouquet wrote that "in England more than in any other country, every man would fain be his own architect." Not surprisingly, then, several of the most important eighteenth-century British authors were also practicing architects: John Vanbrugh, a playwright, designed Blenheim Palace; the poet Alexander Pope offered architectural drawings for redesigning the houses of friends; and Horace Walpole claimed that the home he renovated, Strawberry Hill, inspired his novel The Castle of Otranto. The work of John Milton and Thomas Gray also exhibits an abiding interest in architecture. By examining the connections between literature and architecture in the work of these writers and by viewing architecture in literary terms, Lee Morrissey traces a narrative of cultural change in the Augustan Age and beyond. A literary scholar with a strong background in architectural theory and practice, Morrissey examines architectural references made by these authors and architectural publications familiar to them. Each chapter establishes a connection with architecture in the careers of an author and then describes how a principal text -- Paradise Lost, The Provok'd Wife, An Essay on Man, Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard, and The Castle of Otranto -- focuses the literary and historical issues of the period in architectural terms. While some twentieth-century architectural theorists have worried that treating architecture in literary terms robs it of its social function, Morrissey argues that architecture can be a language and still participate in political and social contexts, because language itself is political and social. The fruit of hisargument is a unique intellectual history of late seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Britain that will engage scholars of architectural history and landscape architecture as well as of literature.



I Capture The Castle

I Capture The Castle Author Dodie Smith
ISBN-10 9781446467145
Release 2011-08-31
Pages 432
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'I write this sitting in the kitchen sink' is the first line of this timeless, witty and enchanting novel about growing up. Cassandra Mortmain lives with her bohemian and impoverished family in a crumbling castle in the middle of nowhere. Her journal records her life with her beautiful, bored sister, Rose, her fadingly glamorous stepmother, Topaz, her little brother Thomas and her eccentric novelist father who suffers from a financially crippling writer's block. However, all their lives are turned upside down when the American heirs to the castle arrive and Cassandra finds herself falling in love for the first time.



Battle for the Castle

Battle for the Castle Author Andrea Orzoff
ISBN-10 0199709955
Release 2009-07-21
Pages 308
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After World War I, diplomats and leaders at the Paris Peace Talks redrew the map of Europe, carving up ancient empires and transforming Europe's eastern half into new nation-states. Drawing heavily on the past, the leaders of these young countries crafted national mythologies and deployed them at home and abroad. Domestically, myths were a tool for legitimating the new state with fractious electorates. In Great Power capitals, they were used to curry favor and to compete with the mythologies and propaganda of other insecure postwar states. The new postwar state of Czechoslovakia forged a reputation as Europe's democratic outpost in the East, an island of enlightened tolerance amid an increasingly fascist Central and Eastern Europe. In Battle for the Castle, Andrea Orzoff traces the myth of Czechoslovakia as an ideal democracy. The architects of the myth were two academics who had fled Austria-Hungary in the Great War's early years. Tom?as Garrigue Masaryk, who became Czechoslovakia's first president, and Edvard Benes, its longtime foreign minister and later president, propagated the idea of the Czechs as a tolerant, prosperous, and cosmopolitan people, devoted to European ideals, and Czechoslovakia as a Western ally capable of containing both German aggression and Bolshevik radicalism. Deeply distrustful of Czech political parties and Parliamentary leaders, Benes and Masaryk created an informal political organization known as the Hrad or "Castle." This powerful coalition of intellectuals, journalists, businessmen, religious leaders, and Great War veterans struggled with Parliamentary leaders to set the country's political agenda and advance the myth. Abroad, the Castle wielded the national myth to claim the attention and defense of the West against its increasingly hungry neighbors. When Hitler occupied the country, the mythic Czechoslovakia gained power as its leaders went into wartime exile. Once Czechoslovakia regained its independence after 1945, the Castle myth reappeared. After the Communist coup of 1948, many Castle politicians went into exile in America, where they wrote the Castle myth of an idealized Czechoslovakia into academic and political discourse. Battle for the Castle demonstrates how this founding myth became enshrined in Czechoslovak and European history. It powerfully articulates the centrality of propaganda and the mass media to interwar European cultural diplomacy and politics, and the tense, combative atmosphere of European international relations from the beginning of the First World War well past the end of the Second.



Tales of the castle

Tales of the castle Author Stéphanie Félicité Genlis (comtesse de)
ISBN-10 PRNC:32101068989878
Release 1798
Pages
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The Castle of Indolence

The Castle of Indolence Author James Thomson
ISBN-10 OXFORD:400315254
Release 1748
Pages 81
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The castle of Otranto

The castle of Otranto Author Horace Walpole (4th earl of Orford.)
ISBN-10 OXFORD:591026060
Release 1766
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The Castle of Otranto

The Castle of Otranto Author Horace Walpole
ISBN-10 BCUL:1092941468
Release 1791
Pages 245
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The Battle for the Castle

The Battle for the Castle Author Elizabeth Winthrop
ISBN-10 0440822556
Release 1994-07-01
Pages 211
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As William turns twelve, we wonder if Jason is still his best friend. In the past year Jason has grown a foot taller while William is still a shrimp. When Jason challenges William to "jump the trains," William is terrified. How else can he prove himself to Jason. William has the chance when his former housekeeper sends him a magic token that once again takes him back to Sir Simon's castle in the Middle Ages, this time with Jason. There they face a dangerous army of rats and their gigantic leader. Once William was a hero in the castle. Now its up to him to destroy the rats and save the kingdom in the final battle for the castle.



In the Castle

In the Castle Author Anna Milbourne
ISBN-10 9781474906128
Release 2015-12-01
Pages 32
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Step back in time to the excitement of life in a castle, with jousts and banquets and daring deeds. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton, specially written for children just starting to read alone. This ebook includes audio and reading-related puzzles. "Crack reading and make confident and enthusiastic readers with this fantastic reading programme." - Julia Eccleshare



Emmeline the Orphan of the Castle

Emmeline  the Orphan of the Castle Author Charlotte Turner Smith
ISBN-10 NYPL:33433074911516
Release 1788
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In the Castle of My Skin

In the Castle of My Skin Author George Lamming
ISBN-10 9780241296080
Release 2017-05-25
Pages 256
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In a sleepy fishing village in 1930s Barbados, nine-year-old G. leads a life of quiet mischief. While the village lies tranquil in the shadow of its English landlord, Mr Creighton, and his towering house on the hill, G. makes his own fun, crab catching, teasing preachers, and playing among the pumpkin vines. Yet from this world of boyish pursuits, the precocious G. finds himself slowly awakening to strange goings-on in adult society. All around him, sudden bursts of violence-a devastating flood on the morning of his birthday; the headmaster unduly flogging his schoolmates on Empire day-hint at a brutality and destruction lurking beneath the apparently peaceful order things. As the mounting wrongs of the present drive the villagers to rise up against Mr Creighton, the fissures in the façade of his Barbadian 'little England' begin to crack open, laying bare the central, bruising secret at the heart of their shared past. And as the world he knows crumbles before his eyes, G. is spurred ever closer to a life-changing decision, to secure his own freedom as he moves into adulthood. Poetic, unsettling, this classic coming-of-age novel is a story of tragic innocence, as a poor village boy comes to consciousness amid the collapse of colonial rule in mid-century Barbados.