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The Foundling

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Through compelling black-and-white photography and informative, engaging text, this book chronicles the work of one of the nations most remarkable social service institutionsthe New York Foundling Hospital. As this book eloquently demonstrates, the Foundling is an institution that from its very inception was committed to helping societys most vulnerable: children.The story of the Foundling begins in the bustling New York City of the mid-nineteenth century, where half a million people, mostly immigrant and poor, struggled to turn their dreams of a better life into reality. They faced unemployment, daily want, and early death. Some 30,000 children roamed the streets of the city and accounted for most of the felony crimes. Thousands more never lived long enough to experience such a dreadful existencethey died of neglect, disease, malnourishment, or abandonment. Founded in 1869 by Sr. Mary Irene Fitzgibbon and the Sisters of Charity, the work of the Foundling today remains just as challenging and urgent as it did. The agency now serves some 13,000 children and their families, through diverse and innovative programs in New York City, surrounding counties, and Puerto Rico. The story of the New York Foundling Hospital is one that continues to challenge and inspire. The Foundling is a book for all who wish to learn more about this extraordinary institution.

The Foundling

Author : Stacey Halls
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The new Sunday Times bestseller from the author of The Familiars Two women, bound by a child, and a secret that will change everything . . . London, 1754. Six years after leaving her illegitimate daughter Clara at London's Foundling Hospital, Bess Bright returns to reclaim the child she has never known. Dreading the worst, that Clara has died in care, Bess is astonished to be told she has already claimed her. Her life is turned upside down as she tries to find out who has taken her little girl - and why. Less than a mile from Bess's lodgings in the city, in a quiet, gloomy townhouse on the edge of London, a young widow has not left the house in a decade. When her close friend - an ambitious young doctor at the Foundling Hospital - persuades her to hire a nursemaid for her daughter, she is hesitant to welcome someone new into her home and her life. But her past is threatening to catch up with her and tear her carefully constructed world apart. From the bestselling author of The Familiars comes this captivating story of mothers and daughters, class and power, and love against the greatest of odds . . . 'The new Hilary Mantel' Cosmopolitan Another gripping, immersive, intelligent work of historical fiction from the bestselling author of The Familiars' Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Mercies 'A gripping and moving read' Libby Page, bestselling author of The Lido 'Fantastic storytelling that grabbed me from the off' Good Housekeeping

The Foundling

Author : Edward Moore
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"Finally available to modern scholars, this book is the first critical edition of these two plays by Edward Moore. The success of the initial run of Moore's sentimental comedy The Foundling (1748) was due in part to its cast, which included Susannah Maria Cibber and David Garrick, and the play continued to enjoy moderate success on the London stage. It remained popular among critics throughout the eighteenth century and was reprinted and performed regularly in the nineteenth. In the twentieth century, as the most important and the best sentimental comedy of the mid-eighteenth century, it has been generally accepted by literary historians as the bridge between the comedies of Colley Cibber and Richard Steele in the first part of the century and those of Hugh Kelly and Richard Cumberland in the last. The initial run of Moore's domestic tragedy The Gamester(1753), with Garrick in the title role, was also largely successful. From its first revival in 1771 to its last in 1871, the play was performed by Britain's finest actors and actresses - and performed more frequently on the London stage than any other Restoration or eighteenth-century tragedy." "Anthony Amberg's introduction discusses the sources and composition, production, publication and reception, and final revision of both plays. The text of The Foundling is based on Moore's holograph manuscript, that of The Gamester on the first edition. In both the author's spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and italicization have been retained, and both have been provided with full textual and explanatory notes."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

THE FOUNDLING BRIDE

Author : Helen Dickson
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Lowena knows it’s wrong—after all, she is only a maid—but she can’t help falling for Marcus, the second son of a noble family. When she was a baby, he was the one who found her abandoned in a field of wildflowers, and he gave her the name Lowena, which means sparkling joy in Cornish. Lowena spends her days watching the harbor, waiting for her love’s safe return from war. There she catches the eye of Marcus’s half brother, Edward, who coerces the young maid into becoming an accomplice to his crimes. Then Marcus returns and finds her helping Edward!

The History and Objects of the Foundling Hospital

Author : John Brownlow
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The Foundling Hospital for Wit Number II By Timothy Silence Esq

Author : Timothy Silence
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The History of Tom Jones the Foundling in His Married State

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The Foundling

Author : Linda K. Hayner
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Abandoned on the porch of a London church in 1644 at the age of four, Willy eventually becomes an apprentice while never quite giving up hope of finding his mother.

London s Forgotten Children

Author : Gilliam Pugh
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In 1739 Captain Thomas Coram was dismayed at the sight of children dying on the dung heaps of London. These children, mostly foundlings and orphans, were products of a poverty-stricken society where the attitude towards babies born outside of wedlock meant a life of rejection and inferiority. After seventeen years of campaigning, Coram managed to persuade sufficient 'persons of quality and distinction' to support his petition to the king to grant a Royal Charter for the building of the Foundling Hospital in Bloomsbury. Over the next few years, children were brought to the Foundling Hospital for shelter. There they were provided with excellent healthcare and an education fit for their station in life, before apprenticing the boys to learn a trade and the girls to domestic service. This fascinating history of the first children's charity charts the rise of this incredible institution, and examines the attitude towards foundlings as illegitimate children over the years. Reliving the experience through the voices of past members of the hospital, this book is a fascinating social history of one of London's worst cases of poverty.

The Foundling of the Mohawk

Author : Newton Mallory Curtis
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Kaspar Hauser

Author : Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach
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The Foundling

Author : Georgette Heyer
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A pulse-racing story of Regency romance from one of our best-known and most beloved historical novelists. The shy, young Duke of Sale has never known his parents, Instead, his Grace Adolphus Gillespie Vernon Ware (Gilly for short) has endured twenty-four years of rigorous mollycoddling form his uncle and valet. But his natural diffidence conceals a rebellious spirit. So when Gilly hears of Belinda, the beautiful foundling who appears to be blackmailing his cousin, he absconds with glee. No sooner has he entered this new and dangerous world than he is plunged into a frenzy of intrigue, kidnap and adventure ... For over fifty years, Georgette Heyer was the undisputed queen of historical, romantic fiction. The Foundling shows all of her wonderful talents at their best, and how she won a huge audience that continues to this day.

The Foundling

Author : Lloyd Alexander
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A companion book to The Chronicles of Prydain, this collection of short stories revisits beloved characters and reveals more about the history of the magical land of Prydain. Here, readers will find Dallben, destined to be an enchanter; Angharad, a princess of the House of Llyr; Kadwyr, the rascal crow; and Medwyn, the mystical protector of all animals. They'll learn the grim history of the sword of Dyrnwyn and even find out how Fflewddur Fflam came by his enchanted harp. How did Coll rescue Hen Wen when she disappeared at the hand of Arawn, Lord of the Land of Death? Find the answer to this question and many more, in The Foundling: And Other Tales of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander.

Sermons preached chiefly in the chapel of the Foundling hospital London

Author : Charles Lawson (M.A.)
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The Smuggler King Or The Foundling of the Wreck

Author : Thomas Peckett Prest
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The Foundling

Author : Edward Moore
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The Foundling s War

Author : Michel Déon
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In the aftermath of French defeat in July 1940, twenty-year-old Jean Arnaud and his ally, the charming conman Palfy, are hiding out at a brothel in Clermont-Ferrand, having narrowly escaped a firing squad. At a military parade, Jean falls for a beautiful stranger, Claude, who will help him forget his adolescent heartbreak but bring far more serious troubles of her own. Having safely reached occupied Paris, the friends mingle with art smugglers and forgers, social climbers, showbiz starlets, bluffers, swindlers and profiteers, French and German, as Jean learns to make his way in a world of murky allegiances. But beyond the social whirl, the war cannot stay away forever... In this sequel to the acclaimed novel The Foundling Boy, Michel Déon's hero comes to manhood not through combat but by discovering truths about desire and possession, sex and love, and the nuances that lie between crudely drawn battle lines.

The Foundling

Author : William Flores
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The Foundling: Journey of a Street Child is a story about both tragedy and triumph. It shows how although life for a child might start off hard, cold and present obstacles seemingly insurmountable, good health and happiness can ultimately still be obtained. On a deeper level, it is an intimate look at some of the darkest times in the life of one abandoned and neglected child who turned to the streets for survival, to meet his basic human needs. Unlike most contemporary writings on this subject though, this incredible story not only makes clear the criminal activities and dysfunctional life styles bred in the belly of an urban underworld, it demonstrates how his street smarts and well honed survival skills took one boy, literally, from the park bench to Park Avenue. The Foundling is a fantastic story of how one child's commitment to live, by any means necessary, eventually led him to a very successful and fullfilled work and family life. This qualification can only be told by him since its based on his true life history: as a young boy running from an unfair, insensitive and callous foster care system; and teenager looking for love and acceptance in all the wrong places; to a young man finding true freedom and joy in life beyond his wildest imagination.

The Foundling

Author : Agnès Desarthe
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Jerome is a calm man - at least, that's what he'd always believed. But when his daughter's boyfriend dies in an accident, he is overwhelmed by unexpected grief. As he struggles to make sense of the loss and his own reaction to it, he finds himself assailed by emotions and memories he has allowed to lie dormant: the residual feelings for his ex-wife; a baffling new attraction to a stranger; a precarious friendship with a retired policeman; and, above all, unsettling questions about his own past and the family he never knew. In returning to the forests of his childhood and the darkest nights of the second world war, Jerome gradually, painfully begins to piece together the truth of his own origins and the tragedy that his adoptive parents tried to bury.

The Foundling Etc

Author : Edward MOORE (of Abingdon.)
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