Pride and Prejudice is an romantic novel of manners written by Jane Austen. The novel follows the character development of Elizabeth Bennet , the dynamic protagonist of the book, who learns about the repercussions of hasty judgments and eventually comes to appreciate the difference between superficial goodness and actual goodness. A classic piece filled with comedy, its humour lies in its honest depiction of manners, education, marriage and money during the Regency era in Great Britain. Mr Bennet of Longbourn estate has five daughters, but because his property is entailed it can only be passed from male heir to male heir. Since his wife also lacks an inheritance, Mr Bennet's family will be destitute upon his death.
Roger Priddy left school at 16 with just one qualification--in art. He went to Berkshire College of Art and Design and trained as an illustrator. His first job in children's books was working with the publisher Peter Usborne, at Usborne Publishing, and then he worked with Peter Kindersley at Dorling Kindersley, where he spent 16 years. In , he created Priddy Books with John Sargent at St Martin's Press to create innovative and imaginative titles for children, from first books for babies through early reference titles for older children.
By Carrie on Dec 25, My son came home crying one day because another boy had checked this out of the school library before my son could. So I dried his tears and bought it on Amazon. Over a year later, he still pulls it out of the shelf every now and then to read it again. By Mommap on May 10, .
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Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book. This is the story of a life and also the story of many people of the Appalachian mountains. It goes through the first World War, into the 20's, 30's and up into the 's through that eyes of Ivy Rowe. Many issues are discussed through her life and of course, she makes some bad choices like we all do. I really enjoyed reading this and finding out how her life story would end.
This book, a record of the biblical prophet and patriarch Abraham, recounts how Abraham sought the blessings of the priesthood, rejected the idolatry of his father, covenanted with Jehovah, married Sarai, moved to Canaan and Egypt, and received knowledge about the Creation. The book of Abraham was first published in and was canonized as part of the Pearl of Great Price in The book originated with Egyptian papyri that Joseph Smith translated beginning in Many people saw the papyri, but no eyewitness account of the translation survives, making it impossible to reconstruct the process. The relationship between those fragments and the text we have today is largely a matter of conjecture..
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No other form of art can capture the range and diversity of human experience the way a poem can. Within these pages, you will find Salman Rushdie is the author of thirteen previous novels - Grimus, Midnight's Children for which he won the Booker Prize and the Best of the Storytellers from Tulsidas to Rohinton Mistry have added their magic to this magnificent repository. Like itinerant storytellers, he fills these tales with emotion and wit, bringing them alive for the contemporary reader. The volumes of Myths and Legends of India are a treasure to delight in and cherish.
Every month, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library mails a free book to children registered for the program; enrollment can begin at birth and lasts until a child turns five. A nonprofit promoting the joys of literacy to children may seem an unlikely endeavor for the iconic singer-songwriter who's best known for hits like "9 to 5," "Jolene," and "I Will Always Love You. Parton has often spoken about her father's life, as when she said in , "Well, my dad, like so many country people, the hard-working people, especially back in the rural areas, my dad never had a chance to go to school because he had to help make a living for the family. Parton witnessed how not being able to read or write impacted her intelligent father's entire life. She also asked herself , "God, if he'd had an education, I wonder what all he might've been?.