The Pearl

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Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140177374

Category: Fiction

Page: 90

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A poor fisherman dreams of wealth and happiness for his family when he finds a priceless pearl

Die Perle

Roman

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Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423106900

Category: German fiction

Page: 93

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Diese in den 40er Jahren auch verfilmte Story gehört zum Besten, was John Steinbeck je geschrieben hat. Die Geschichte eines armen Fischers und einer ungewöhnlich großen und schönen Perle ein alter mexikanischer Sagenstoff, von John Steinbeck eindringlich und spannend in die Gegenwart übertragen. Nahe der mexikanischen Stadt La Paz, am Golf von Kalifornien, führen die Menschen ein armseliges, aber glückliches Leben. Sie glauben den Worten der Priester, die seit vierhundert Jahren predigen, ”daß jeder Mensch wie ein Soldat ist, den Gott sandte, um einen Teil des Schlosses, das unsere Erde im Weltenraum darstellt, zu bewachen. Manche stehen auf den Zinnen, manche aber tief unten in der Dunkelheit der Gewölbe. Jeder muß jedoch gläubig auf seinem Posten bleiben ...“ Es ist klar, wo der arme Fischer Keno und seine Frau Juana stehen. Doch als es um das Leben seines kleinen Sohnes Coyotito geht, beschließt Keno, sich gegen uralte Gesetze aufzulehnen und für sein Lebensglück zu kämpfen. Seine Waffe ist eine ungewöhnlich große und schöne Perle ...

The Pearl

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Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101199343

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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“There it lay, the great pearl, perfect as the moon.” Like his father and grandfather before him, Kino is a poor diver, gathering pearls from the gulf beds that once brought great wealth to the Kings of Spain and now provide Kino, Juana, and their infant son with meager subsistence. Then, on a day like any other, Kino emerges from the sea with a pearl as large as a sea gull's egg, as "perfect as the moon." With the pearl comes hope, the promise of comfort and of security.... A story of classic simplicity, based on a Mexican folk tale, The Pearl explores the secrets of man's nature, the darkest depths of evil, and the luminous possibilities of love. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Pearl Book

The Definitive Buying Guide : how to Select, Buy, Care for & Enjoy Pearls

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Author: Antoinette L. Matlins

Publisher: Gemstone Press

ISBN: 0943763355

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 198

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With today's finest cultured pearls rivaling diamond, ruby, emerald and sapphire in terms of popularity, rarity and price, more and more people are searching for a reliable source of information to guide them in the fascinating and complex world of pearls-natural, cultured and imitation. This revised and updated 3rd edition is a comprehensive, authoritative guide that tells readers everything they need to know about pearls to fully understand and appreciate them, and avoid any unexpected-and costly-disappointments, now and in future generations.

The Pearl

Steve Renouf's Story

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Author: John Harms

Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press

ISBN: 9780702235368

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 226

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This is the story of Steve Renouf, a brilliant Aboriginal rugby league players. It is the story of his family heritage, his childhook and of his emergence as a try-scoring centre. It is also the story of how he and his childhood sweetheart fought for their love in the face of community prejudices. and Steve's journey from a small country town to play for the Brisbane Broncos, Queensland and Australia..

The Book of the Pearl

Its History, Art, Science, and Industry

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Author: George Frederick Kunz,Charles Hugh Stevenson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486422763

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 548

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This monumental, profusely illustrated volume by two noted authorities is probably the largest single collection of data on the subject of pearls. Its enormous amount of detailed information covers their origin and history, structure, and form; the pearl fisheries of Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas; fascinating facts and lore on pearl-culture and pearl-farming; the gem's mystical and medicinal properties; famous pearl collections around the world; and much more. Over 180 illustrations enhance the highly readable text, sure to intrigue any lover of gems.

Mistress of the Pearl

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Author: Eric Van Lustbader

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429913409

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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Kundala is Miina's world, created by that Goddess with the help of the dragons. But Miina is missing, and her people have been enslaved by the alien V'ornn. Now a savior has come, the Dar Sala-at, a messiah promised by prophecy yet unlike anyone's expectations: within the body of a beautiful young woman is the mind and spirit of a unique Kundalan female who is joined in mystical partnership with the mind and spirit of Annon Ashera, a V'ornn male, the last survivor of a noble family. Together the two adolescents have matured and merged into a new joint identity. Now their common destiny, and Kundala's, is in their own hands. In Lustbader's richly imagined saga The Pearl, magic and science clash on an epic scale. As in the Midkemia novels of Raymond Feist, the juxtaposition shows that neither is inherently good or evil. It is the people using magic or science who give them meaning, and Lustbader has created people you will never forget: Riane, the Dar-Sala-at; Eleana, the woman she loves twice over; Kurgan, the V'ornn usurper who raped Eleana and sired her child; Marethyn Stogggul, Kurgan's defiant sister, an artist who joins the Kundalan resistance; Marethyn's lover, chief trader Sornnn SaTrryn, who secretly helps the resistance as well; and the fabulous Krystren, the Sarakkon woman from the mysterious southern continent, who comes north on a secret mission and will change the lives of everyone she meets. All the while, the evil Sauromicians threaten the world as they seek to use banestones to bind a dragon. With each new volume, The Pearl has bloomed and ramified like a gorgeous flowering vine. The Mistress of the Pearl is the best yet, and those who have read the previous books will find new sources of excitement and enlightenment, but this is also a great place to begin catching up with the series, as the Pearl shines ever brighter. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Children of the Pearl

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Author: Ching Yun Bezine

Publisher: Signet

ISBN: 9780451170569

Category: Fiction

Page: 399

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Four native Chinese realize their dreams and immigrate to America, where even warring Chinese organized crime families, hardship, and prejudice cannot keep them from finding love and freedom

The Pearl

Or, Affection's Gift

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gift books

Page: N.A

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The Pearl King

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Author: Robert Lehane

Publisher: Boolarong Press

ISBN: 1925046370

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 430

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Born on a Hunter estuary, NSW, island in 1857, James Clark was orphaned at age two, arrived penniless in Brisbane ten years later, and never looked back. Starting out in Torres Strait at 23, he became the dominant figure in Australia’s pearlshelling industry, The Pearl King. Then, with a young partner, he built one of the nation’s biggest pastoral companies. He ran an oyster business in Moreton Bay that supplied gourmet markets as far away as Perth, and was prominent in Queensland’s yachting and horseracing fraternities. Entrepreneurial, generous, with a reputation for straight-shooting, he lived life to the full.

The Pearl

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Author: Sophie Jewett

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3732696014

Category: Fiction

Page: 48

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Reproduction of the original: The Pearl by Sophie Jewett

The Dragon and the Pearl

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Author: Jeannie Lin

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 0373296622

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Former Emperor's consort Ling Suyin is renowned for her beauty. She lives quietly alone until the most ruthless warlord in the region steals her away, intent on uncovering her mystery without falling under her spell.

The Pearl

A Collection of Songs, Hymns, Chants, Anthems and Concert Pieces for the Sabbath School

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Author: J. M. Kieffer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Children's songs

Page: 154

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Why the Oyster Has the Pearl

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Author: Johnette Downing

Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 1455614602

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Explains why oysters make pearls and dangerous snakes have diamond-shaped heads.

The Poems of the Pearl Manuscript

Pearl, Cleanness, Patience, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

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Author: Malcolm Andrew,Ronald Waldron

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520046313

Category: English poetry

Page: 376

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This third edition of The Poems of the Pearl Manuscript has been newly revised and updated, taking account of some of the more important textual and interpretative notes and articles published on the poems since the appearance of the first edition in 1978.

The Pearl

A True Tale of Forbidden Love in Catherine the Great's Russia

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Author: Douglas Smith

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300150555

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 328

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Set against the backdrop of imperial Russia, this tale of forbidden romance is the stuff of a great historical novel. It presents the account of the love between Count Nicholas Sheremetev, Russia's richest aristocrat, and Praskovia Kovalyova, his serf and the greatest opera diva of her time.

The Pearl in the Attic

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Author: Karen McCombie

Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 1407180959

Category:

Page: 256

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Scarlet finds a real treasure in her grandma's flat: a novel that her gran wrote, imagining the life of a girl just like Scarlet. But as Scarlet reads about Ruby's life in Victorian London, she begins to realise this is no piece of fiction - Ruby was real! A real life, facing real danger - and a mystery that rumbles on to the present day.

The Pearl

A Failed Slave Escape on the Potomac

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Author: Josephine F. Pacheco

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807888923

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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In the spring of 1848 seventy-six slaves from the nation's capital hid aboard a schooner called the Pearl in an attempt to sail down the Potomac River and up the Chesapeake Bay to freedom in Pennsylvania. When inclement weather forced them to anchor for the night, the fugitive slaves and the ship's crew were captured and returned to Washington. Many of the slaves were sold to the Lower South, and two men sailing the Pearl were tried and sentenced to prison. Recounting this harrowing tale from the preparations for escape through the participants' trial, Josephine Pacheco provides fresh insight into the lives of enslaved blacks in the District of Columbia, putting a human face on the victims of the interstate slave trade, whose lives have been overshadowed by larger historical events. Pacheco also details the Congressional debates about slavery that resulted from this large-scale escape attempt. She contends that although the incident itself and the trials and Congressional disputes that followed were not directly responsible for bringing an end to the slave trade in the nation's capital, they played a pivotal role in publicizing many of the issues surrounding slavery. Eventually, President Millard Fillmore pardoned the operators of the Pearl.