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Alfred and Emily

Author : Doris Lessing
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I think my father's rage at the trenches took me over, when I was very young, and has never left me. Do children feel their parents' emotions? Yes, we do, and it is a legacy I could have done without. What is the use of it? It is as if that old war is in my own memory, my own consciousness. In this extraordinary book, the 2007 Nobel Laureate Doris Lessing explores the lives of her parents, each irrevocably damaged by the Great War. Her father wanted the simple life of an English farmer, but shrapnel almost killed him in the trenches, and thereafter he had to wear a wooden leg. Her mother, Emily, spent the war nursing the wounded in the Royal Free Hospital after her great love, a doctor, drowned in the Channel. In the fictional first half of Alfred and Emily, Doris Lessing imagines the happier lives her parents might have made for themselves had there been no war; a story that begins with their meeting at a village cricket match outside Colchester. This is followed by a piercing examination of their relationship as it actually was in the shadow of the Great War, of the family's move to Africa, and of the impact of her parents' marriage on a young woman growing up in a strange land. "Here I still am," says Doris Lessing, "trying to get out from under that monstrous legacy, trying to get free." Triumphantly, with the publication of Alfred and Emily, she has done just that.

Alfred and Emily Raymond Or The Victim of Pride and Inhumanity Shewing the Difference Between Virtuous and Wicked Conduct with Their Different Rewards

Author : Alfred and Emily Raymond
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Our Young Folks

Author : John Townsend Trowbridge
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Our Young Folks

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Thurston Genealogies

Author : Brown Thurston
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The Life and Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson

Author : Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson
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The Life and Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson Alfred lord Tennyson a memoir by his son incl correspondence

Author : Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson
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Life and Works Alfred Lord Tennyson a memoir by his son

Author : Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson
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The Homes and Haunts of Alfred Lord Tennyson Poet Laureate

Author : George G. Napier
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The Letters of Alfred Lord Tennyson 1851 1870

Author : Cecil Y. Lang
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The first volume of The Letters of Alfred Lord Tennyson showed the young manbecoming a poet and recorded the experiences--out of which so much of his poetrywas forged--that culminated in three personal triumphs: marriage, In Memoriam,and the Poet Laureateship. Volume IIreveals the gradual emergence of a new anddifferent Tennyson, moving confidentlyamong the great and famous--the intellectual, political, and artistic elite--yetremaining very much a son of Lincolnshire,whose childlike simplicity of manner strikesall who meet him. As a young man, he wasobliged to be paterfamilias of his father'sfamily; now he has a family of his own,with two sons reaching manhood, twohouses, and two lives, one in London andthe other at home. Through the letters we learn somethingabout his poetry (including "Maud," andThe Idylls of the King), much abouthis dealings with publishers, and evenmore about his travels--in Scotland,Wales, Cornwall, Norway, Switzerland,Auvergne, Brittany, the Pyrenees--and itis clear that all that he met became part ofhim and of his poetry. By the close of thisvolume he is one of the two or three mostfamous names in the English-speakingliterary world. The edition includes an abundance of letters to and about Tennyson as well as byhim, and its generous annotation has beencommended by reviewers for its range andwit.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

Author : Hallam Tennyson Baron Tennyson
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Emily Or the Wife s First Error and Beauty Ugliness Or the Father s Prayer and the Mother s Prophecy Two Tales By Elizabeth Bennet or Rather A M Bennett

Author : Agnes Maria BENNETT
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The Amaranth Or Token of Remembrance

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The Keepsake of Friendship

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The Magnolia

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Witney deanery magazine

Author : Witney deanery
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Macmillan s Magazine

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Macmillan s Magazine

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United States Congressional Serial Set

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The Anglo American Magazine

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