A Monstrous Regiment of Women

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Author: Laurie R. King

Publisher: Allison & Busby

ISBN: 0749015004

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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It is 1921 and Mary Russell--Sherlock Holmes's brilliant apprentice, now an Oxford graduate with a degree in theology - is on the verge of acquiring a sizable inheritance. Independent at last, with a passion for divinity and detective work, her most baffling mystery may now involve Holmes and the burgeoning of a deeper affection between herself and the retired detective. Russell's attentions turn to the New Temple of God and its leader, Margery Childe, a charismatic suffragette and a mystic, whose draw on the young theology scholar is irresistible. But when four bluestockings from the Temple turn up dead shortly after changing their wills, could sins of a capital nature be afoot? Holmes and Russell investigate, as their partnership takes a surprising turn.

The Monstrous Regiment of Women

Female Rulers in Early Modern Europe

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Author: Sharon L. Jansen

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312213411

Category: History

Page: 311

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Sharon L. Jansen reads the past in new ways by constructing a counter-narrative, focusing on the stories of women.

The Monstrous Regiment of Women

Female Rulers in Early Modern Europe

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Author: S. Jansen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230602118

Category: Psychology

Page: 311

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In The Monstrous Regiment of Women , Sharon Jansen explores the case for and against female rule by examining the arguments made by theorists from Sir John Fortescue (1461) through Bishop Bossuet (1680) interweaving their arguments with references to the most well-known early modern queens. The 'story' of early modern European political history looks very different if, instead of focusing on kings and their sons, we see successive generations of powerful women and the shifting political alliances of the period from a very different, and revealing, perspective.

Die Apostelin

Ein Fall für Mary und Sherlock

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Author: Laurie R. King

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732536149

Category: Fiction

Page: 335

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England, 1923: Mary Russell und Sherlock Holmes haben geheiratet und leben in den Sussex Downs. Doch die Ruhe ist nicht von langer Dauer: Sie bekommen Besuch von der Archäologin Dorothy Ruskin, die in Palästina eine geheimnisvolle Pergamentrolle entdeckt hat. Der Inhalt ist höchst brisant, denn die Schrift enthält Informationen über die biblische Maria Magdalena und führt schnell zu Unruhen in der christlichen Glaubensgemeinschaft. Als Ruskin plötzlich stirbt, wird es auch für Mary und Sherlock gefährlich. Denn der kaltblütige Mörder heftet sich jetzt an ihre Fersen ... Laurie R. King stellt Sherlock Holmes in ihrer Mary-Russell-Reihe eine weibliche Assistentin an die Seite, die ihm intellektuell ebenbürtig ist und die eine erfrischende neue Perspektive auf den berühmtesten Detektiv der Welt bietet. Jetzt als eBook bei beTHRILLED. "Laurie King hat eine wundervoll originelle und unterhaltsame Geschichte geschrieben, die zugleich witzig, herzergreifend und spannend ist." -Booklist

First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women

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Author: Eric McCormack

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143198254

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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A masterpiece of the sexual gothic, this is the story of Andrew Halfnight, whose life, part dream, part nightmare, begins with a mother’s tragic choice and ends with a lover’s embrace. In between he experiences tempests at sea, on land and in the mind; and relatives who kill for love and lovers who sacrifice their bodies; as all the while he moves ever closer to the central mystery of his and all existence. First Blast is Eric McCormack at his finest.

The Mary Russell Series Books 2-4

A Monstrous Regiment of Women; A Letter of Mary; The Moor

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Author: Laurie R. King

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1250130972

Category: Fiction

Page: 960

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Collected in one volume, A Monstrous Regiment of Women, A Letter of Mary, and The Moor, featuring the retired Sherlock Holmes and his disciple Mary Russell, by New York Times bestselling author Laurie R. King. A Monstrous Regiment of Women It is 1921. Mary Russell is on the verge of acquiring a sizable inheritance. Her attentions turn to the New Temple of God and its leader, a charismatic suffragette and a mystic. When four bluestockings from the Temple turn up dead shortly after changing their wills, could sins of a capital nature be afoot? A Letter of Mary It is 1923. Mary Russell Holmes and Sherlock Holmes are visited by an old friend, an archaeologist just returned from Palestine. She leaves in their protection an ancient, controversial manuscript. When their friend is suddenly killed in a tragic accident, Russell and Holmes find themselves on the trail of a fiendishly clever murderer. The Moor In the eerie wasteland of Dartmoor, Sherlock Holmes summons Mary Russell to aid the investigation of a death and some disturbing phenomena of a decidedly supernatural origin. There have been sightings of a spectral coach made of bones carrying a woman long-ago accused of murdering her husband—and of a hound with a single glowing eye. Returning to the scene of The Hound of the Baskervilles, Holmes and Russell investigate a mystery darker and more unforgiving than the moors themselves.

Das Moor von Baskerville

Ein Fall für Mary und Sherlock

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Author: Laurie R. King

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732536181

Category: Fiction

Page: 450

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England, 1924: Im schaurigen Dartmoor treiben angeblich ein einäugiger Hund und eine Kutsche aus Knochen ihr Unwesen. Sherlock Holmes und seine Frau Mary Russell nehmen die Ermittlungen auf und werden mit ihrem vielleicht mysteriösesten Fall konfrontiert. Am Tatort finden sie nicht nur einen Goldschatz, sondern auch eine Leiche ... Laurie R. King stellt Sherlock Holmes in ihrer Mary-Russell-Reihe eine weibliche Assistentin an die Seite, die ihm intellektuell ebenbürtig ist und die eine erfrischende neue Perspektive auf den berühmtesten Detektiv der Welt bietet. Jetzt als eBook bei beTHRILLED. "Durch und durch unterhaltsam ... ein lebendiges Abenteuer in der besten intellektuellen Gesellschaft." The New York Times Book Review

Short Stories by Marie Belloc Lowndes

A Monstrous Regiment of Women

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Author: Elyssa Warkentin

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527525767

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 227

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Novelist, short-story writer, memoirist, and journalist Marie Belloc Lowndes (1868-1947) was one of the most prolific and bestselling writers of her day. Unlike her contemporary and sometime-rival Agatha Christie, she is now largely unknown and almost entirely out of print. This collection of short stories brings Lowndes’s most popular, distinctive, and culturally and artistically significant works of short fiction to modern audiences for the first time. These stories are selected from various periods in Lowndes’s writing life, varied publication venues, and different genres. Each demonstrates her subtlety and skill as a story-teller, as well as her pervasive thematic interest in gender issues, the trials of marriage, and the nature of criminality.

The Mary Russell Series Books 1-4

The Beekeeper's Apprentice; A Monstrous Regiment of Women; A Letter of Mary; The Moor

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Author: Laurie R. King

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466866039

Category: Fiction

Page: 1328

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Collected in one volume, the first four novels featuring the retired Sherlock Holmes and his disciple Mary Russell by New York Times-bestselling author Laurie R. King. The Beekeeper's Apprentice In 1915, Sherlock Holmes and his fifteen-year-old protege Mary Russell are called to Wales to help Scotland Yard find the kidnapped daughter of an American senator, a case of international significance with clues that dip deep into Holmes's past. A Monstrous Regiment of Women It is 1921 and Mary Russell is on the verge of acquiring a sizable inheritance. Her attentions turn to the New Temple of God and its leader, a charismatic suffragette and a mystic. When four bluestockings from the Temple turn up dead shortly after changing their wills, could sins of a capital nature be afoot? A Letter of Mary It is 1923. Mary Russell Holmes and Sherlock Holmes are visited by an old friend, an archaeologist just returned from Palestine. She leaves in their protection an ancient, controversial manuscript. When their friend is suddenly killed in a tragic accident, Russell and Holmes find themselves on the trail of a fiendishly clever murderer. The Moor In the eerie wasteland of Dartmoor, Sherlock Holmes summons Mary Russell to aid the investigation of a death and some disturbing phenomena of a decidedly supernatural origin. There have been sightings of a spectral coach made of bones carrying a woman long-ago accused of murdering her husband--and of a hound with a single glowing eye. Returning to the scene of The Hound of the Baskervilles, Holmes and Russell investigate a mystery darker and more unforgiving than the moors themselves.

Weiberregiment

Ein Scheibenwelt-Roman

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Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Manhattan

ISBN: 3641097398

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Das bettelarme Borograwien bringt die einzige Großmacht der Scheibenwelt gegen sich auf, das ferne Ankh-Morpork. Im Tal des Kneck stehen sich die Heere gegenüber, Flüchtlingsströme sind unterwegs, und es ist nur noch eine Frage der Zeit, bis die Allianz der Feinde den Sieg über Borograwien erringt. Da entschließt sich die junge Polly Perks, heimlich Soldat zu werden, um ihren Bruder Paul aus dem Militär heimzuholen. Und obwohl es in Borograwien streng verboten ist, dass Frauen sich wie Männer kleiden, argwöhnt Polly bald, dass sie nicht der einzige weibliche Soldat ist ...

Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe

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Author: Merry E. Wiesner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521778220

Category: History

Page: 325

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A major new edition of the bestselling volume in New Approaches to European History.

Political Rhetoric, Power, and Renaissance Women

An Inquiry into the Authority of Praxis

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Author: Carole Levin,Patricia Ann Sullivan

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791425459

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 293

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This book deals with women in political power during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries (Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth I, Catherine de Medici, Mary II) and about the gender-based stereotypes that were produced rhetorically about them.

Monstrous Regiment

The Story of the Women of the First World War

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Author: David J. Mitchell

Publisher: New York : Macmillan

ISBN: N.A

Category: World War, 1914-1918

Page: 400

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Sherlock Holmes and Philosophy

The Footprints of a Gigantic Mind

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Author: Josef Steiff

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 0812697367

Category: Philosophy

Page: 384

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This entertaining collection of essays shows that Sherlock Holmes sees things others don’t. He sees the world in a different way, and by so doing, allows us to see that same world – and human behavior – in different ways as well. Oh, sure, there have been countless detectives who have followed in his footsteps and who seem to rival his abilities. Just turn on the TV or browse the local bookshop and you’ll find idiosyncratic super sleuths using forensics and reasoning to solve a whole host of crimes and misdeeds. And yet no one rivals our dear, dear Holmes. Why does Sherlock reign, even more than a century later, as king? Can this mystery be solved? Unable to reach either Holmes or Watson (or Doyle for that matter, though we’ve tried every medium we can think of), we’ve been forced to gather our own team of investigators to practice their powers of observation and perception, to apply their own reasoning and methodologies to the task at hand. The results, I fear, have led us to a number of cases that must be solved first. Is Holmes simply eccentric or a sociopath? Is he human or something from the holodeck? Is he as dangerous on the page as he is in person? Wait – does he even exist? For that matter, do you? (I fear several investigators have been forced to take a much needed holiday after wrestling with that one.) What is the source of his faculty of observation and facility for deduction? Systematic training as Watson surmises? Genetic? Or is he just really lucky? And is this whole logic thing compatible with emotions? Are Holmes and Watson good friends or soul mates? Just what is the nature of friendship? Do they complete each other or just get on each other’s nerves? And why all the secrecy? Disguises? Deceptions? The plot thickens. What is the essence of consciousness? Is the observable world subject to our intentions? Why does Holmes debunk mysticism when Doyle so readily embraces it? Why is Holmes our favorite drug user? Our notebooks are filled with clues and, dare I say, answers. Is there more than one way to define the concept, justice? Is hope necessary in the world? Is boredom? Play? Can any thing really be understood? Objectively? And just what is the last unresolved mystery involving Sherlock Holmes? The game that's afoot isn't just the thing being pursued but the fun to be had as well.

The Children of Henry VIII

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Author: John Guy

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191655945

Category: History

Page: 280

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Behind the façade of politics and pageantry at the Tudor court, there was a family drama. Nothing drove Henry VIII, England's wealthiest and most powerful king, more than producing a legitimate male heir and so perpetuating his dynasty. To that end, he married six wives, became the subject of the most notorious divorce case of the sixteenth century, and broke with the pope, all in an age of international competition and warfare, social unrest and growing religious intolerance and discord. Henry fathered four living children, each by a different mother. Their interrelationships were often scarred by jealously, mutual distrust, sibling rivalry, even hatred. Possessed of quick wits and strong wills, their characters were defined partly by the educations they received, and partly by events over which they had no control. Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Richmond, although recognized as the king's son, could never forget his illegitimacy. Edward died while still in his teens, desperately plotting to exclude his half-sisters from the throne. Mary's world was shattered by her mother's divorce and her own unhappy marriage. Elizabeth was the most successful, but also the luckiest. Even so, she lived with the knowledge that her father had ordered her mother's execution, was often in fear of her own life, and could never marry the one man she truly loved. Henry's children idolized their father, even if they differed radically over how to perpetuate his legacy. To tell their stories, John Guy returns to the archives, drawing on a vast array of contemporary records, personal letters, and first-hand accounts.