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Book A Dowry of Blood

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  • Author : S. T. Gibson
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2022-03-22
  • ISBN : 031650128X
  • Pages : 213 pages

Download or read book A Dowry of Blood written by S. T. Gibson and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2022-03-22 with total page 213 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: THE DARK FANTASY BOOKTOK BLOCKBUSTER! In this dark, fantasy sensation, S. T. Gibson spins the gothic, seductive tale of Dracula's first bride, Constanta. This is my last love letter to you, though some would call it a confession. . . Saved from the brink of death by a mysterious stranger, Constanta is transformed from a medieval peasant into a bride fit for an undying king. But when Dracula draws a cunning aristocrat and a starving artist into his web of passion and deceit, Constanta realizes that her beloved is capable of terrible things. Finding comfort in the arms of her rival consorts, she begins to unravel their husband's dark secrets. With the lives of everyone she loves on the line, Constanta will have to choose between her own freedom and her love for her husband. But bonds forged by blood can only be broken by death. "A dizzying nightmare of a romance that will leave you aching, angry and ultimately hopeful." --Hannah Whitten, New York Times bestselling author of For the Wolf

Book A Dowry of Blood

    Book Details:
  • Author : S.T. Gibson
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2022-02-23
  • ISBN : 0356519309
  • Pages : 221 pages

Download or read book A Dowry of Blood written by S.T. Gibson and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2022-02-23 with total page 221 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: THE GOTHIC TIKTOK SENSATION AND SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'A thrilling and seductive Gothic rife with spine-tingling tension and dark romance. A Dowry of Blood left me breathless' Alexis Henderson, author of The Year of the Witching This is my last love letter to you, though some would call it a confession. . . S.T. Gibson's sensational novel is the darkly seductive tale of Dracula's first bride, Constanta. Saved from the brink of death by a mysterious stranger, Constanta is transformed from a medieval peasant into a bride fit for an undying king. But when Dracula draws a cunning aristocrat and a starving artist into his web of passion and deceit, Constanta realizes that her beloved is capable of terrible things. Finding comfort in the arms of her rival consorts, she begins to unravel their husband's dark secrets. With the lives of everyone she loves on the line, Constanta will have to choose between her own freedom and her love for her husband. But bonds forged by blood can only be broken by death. This beautiful hardback edition will include a bonus short story featuring characters from A Dowry of Blood, titled 'An Encore of Roses'. A Dowry of Blood is a glittering tale of obsession, seduction and power as told through the letters of Dracula's first bride, Constanta. Praise for A Dowry of Blood: 'Stunningly gorgeous and devastatingly romantic, you won't want to miss this one!' Katee Robert, author of Neon Gods 'A delectable jewel of a tale, shimmering with dark, beautiful prose' Tori Bovalino, author of The Devil Makes Three 'Dark, lush and heartrendingly romantic' Lyndall Clipstone, author of Lakesedge 'A Dowry of Blood is an intoxicating perfume that lingers - an undying love story where beauty and horror clasp hands' Rachel Gillig, author of One Dark Window 'A powerful tale of possession and liberation. This is a Dracula retelling unlike any other - undeniable and unforgettable' Rose Szabo, author of What Big Teeth 'A dizzying nightmare of a romance that will leave you aching, angry and ultimately hopeful' Hannah Whitten, author of For the Wolf 'Atmospheric and lush. . . it will haunt you in the best possible way' Genevieve Gornichec, author of The Witch's Heart 'A dark seductive tale. . . intermingling love, pain, fear and anger in mesmerizing prose' Publishers Weekly 'Seductive, lyrical and rich with period detail . . . a dark triumph' Mary McMyne, author of The Book of Gothel 'Mesmerizing prose. Thorny, fast-paced and unabashedly queer' Publishers Weekly

Book The Dowry

    Book Details:
  • Author : Frances Walter
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release : 2009-04-03
  • ISBN : 1469122545
  • Pages : 280 pages

Download or read book The Dowry written by Frances Walter and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2009-04-03 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "A wife brought, sold and married with the stroke of writer's ink. A young woman quietly changes society's rules and thwarts a theft by marriage of her family's estate. Greed turns to murder. All takes a stand to take the Dowry. Who will survive to possess the Dowry?

Book Disappearance of the Dowry

Download or read book Disappearance of the Dowry written by Muriel Nazzari and published by Stanford University Press. This book was released on 1991-10-01 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Why did a practice that had been considered a duty stop being a duty, or, conversely, why did daughters lose the right they had previously enjoyed of receiving from their parents the wherewithal to contribute to the support of their marriage? Despite the many historical and anthropological studies about dowry, to the best of my knowledge this is the first analysis of its disappearance. My hypothesis at a general level is that the institution of dowry was among the many fetters to the development of capitalism, such as entail, monopolies, and the privileges of the nobility, of churchmen, and of army officers, that disappeared as the influence of industrial capital spread worldwide. Yet entail, monopolies, and privileges were abolished legally, whereas the dowry was not abolished legally, it disappeared in practice. Thus the question remains: what led individual families to change their customs regarding dowry? And they changed remarkably. I found that, in the seventeenth century, practically all propertied families in São Paulo endowed every one of their daughters, favoring them by giving dowries far exceeding the value of what their brothers would inherit later on. By the early nineteenth century, in contrast, long before the custom of dowry had disappeared, less than a third of the propertied families in São Paulo were endowing their daughters, and those who did gave comparatively smaller dowries, with a very different content, while some families endowed only one or two of several daughters. How to explain this transformation in customs? I will argue throughout this book that the practice of dowry altered because of changes in society, the family, and marriage. Since dowry is a transfer of property between family members, changes in the concept of property, in the way property is acquired and held, or in business practices are relevant to an understanding of change in the institution of dowry, as are changes in the function of the family in society, the way it is integrated into production, and how it supports its members. The changes experienced by Brazilian society that help explain the decline and disappearance of the dowry are many of the same transformations that have been observed in more central regions of the Western world. Through a long process that started in the eighteenth century and continued into the early twentieth century, Brazil changed from a hierarchical, ancien régime type of society in which status, family, and patron-client relations were primary to a more individualistic society in which contract and the market increasingly reigned. A society divided vertically into family clans changed gradually into a society divided horizontally into classes. As the state grew stronger, it took over functions previously performed by the family, which in seventeenth-century São Paulo's frontier society had included municipal government and defense. Between the seventeenth and the late nineteenth centuries, a new concept of private property developed. The family changed from being the locus of both production and consumption to being principally the locus of consumption, while "family" and "business" became formally separate. The power of the larger kin declined and the conjugal family became more important, and marriage was transformed from predominantly a property matter to an avowed "love" relationship, the economic underpinnings of which were no longer made explicit. At the same time there was a change from the strong authority of the patriarch over adult sons and daughters to their greater independence, and from arranged marriages to marriages freely chosen by the bride and groom. These transformations took place in Brazil starting in the eighteenth century and continuing throughout the nineteenth century in a gradual and complex manner so that both old and new characteristics often coexisted at a given time, sometimes even within the same family. As these changes occurred, the

Book Paddling to where I Stand

Download or read book Paddling to where I Stand written by Agnes Alfred and published by UBC Press. This book was released on 2004 with total page 342 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Kwakwaka'wakw people and their culture have been the subject of more anthropological writings than any other ethnic group on the Northwest Coast. Until now, however, no biography had been written by or about a Kwakwaka'wakw woman. Paddling to Where I Stand presents the memoirs of Agnes Alfred (c. 1890-1992), a non-literate noble Qwiqwasutinuxw woman of the Kwakwaka'wakw Nation and one of the last great storytellers among her peers in the classic oral tradition. Agnes Alfred documents through myths, historical accounts, and personal reminiscences the foundations and the enduring pulse of her culture. She shows how a First Nations woman managed to quietly fulfil her role as a noble matriarch in her ever-changing society, thus providing a role model for those who came after her. She also contributes significant light and understanding to several traditional practices including prearranged marriages and traditional potlatches. Paddling to Where I stand is more than another anthropological interpretation of Kwakwaka'wakw culture. It is the first-hand account, by a woman, of the greatest period of change she and her people experienced since first contact with Europeans, and her memoirs flow from her urgently felt desire to pass on her knowledge to younger generations..

Book The Social and Legal Regulation of Domestic Violence in The Kesarwani Community

Download or read book The Social and Legal Regulation of Domestic Violence in The Kesarwani Community written by Amrita Mukhopadhyay and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2022-09-02 with total page 227 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines the social and legal regulation of domestic violence (DV) within the Kesarwani business community following the enactment of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005. It analyses the existence of the formal law in Kolkata and the relevance of the law in the familial lives of the Kesarwani community. The book offers a new conceptualisation of examining the relationship between formal law and social life. It provides a deep insight into how living with violence becomes a way of living and how the disposition to familial violence exists with social advantage and privilege. Explaining the functioning of the formal DV framework in non-legal terms as it exists on the paper, the book shows the ways in which this one law sought to democratise the family unit and overhaul the legal process in favour of DV victims in India. Most of all it hopes to show through the Kolkata study that caste and class, social structures that regulate and define social life globally, must remain critical to discussions of the social and legal regulation of DV in Kolkata, India or anywhere in the world. The book uses ethnography as a research methodology and traverses different locations in the Kesarwani community, and outside the community in Kolkata, to examine the relevance of the formal law in the lives of Kesarwani women. While the study is in India (and in a non-western context), the theme of the study – the social and legal regulation - remains relevant to contemporary debates on the efficacy of formal law in addressing coercive control in the western world. Notably, the book makes the formal domestic violence law legible for non-legal professionals by explaining the formal legal framework of domestic violence envisaged in the PWDVA. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of law, criminal justice, sociology, anthropology, women’s studies, and political science. It will also appeal to social service providers and practitioners working in the area of domestic violence, legal regulation, social control of women, gender, caste, class and family business.

Book Guru Gobind Singh

Download or read book Guru Gobind Singh written by Amar Singh and published by . This book was released on 1968 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Scrolls of Love

Download or read book Scrolls of Love written by Peter S. Hawkins and published by Fordham Univ Press. This book was released on 2006 with total page 382 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Scrolls of Love is a book of unions. Edited by a Christian and a Jew who are united by a shared passion for the Bible and a common literary hermeneutic, this volume joins two biblical scrolls and gathers around them a diverse community of interpreters. Respectful of traditional biblical scholarship, the collection of essays moves beyond it; alert to contemporary trends, the volume returns venerable interpretive tradition to center stage. Most significantly, it is interfaith, bringing together two communities that have read their Bibles in isolation from one another, in ignorance of the richness of the others traditions.

Book Marriage and Inequality in Chinese Society

Download or read book Marriage and Inequality in Chinese Society written by Rubie S. Watson and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 1991-04-02 with total page 408 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Until now our understanding of marriage in China has been based primarily on observations made during the twentieth century. The research of ten eminent scholars presented here provides a new vision of marriage in Chinese history, exploring the complex interplay between marriage and the social, political, economic, and gender inequalities that have so characterized Chinese society.

Book Women in Port

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  • Author : Douglas Catterall
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2012-09-28
  • ISBN : 9004233172
  • Pages : 462 pages

Download or read book Women in Port written by Douglas Catterall and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2012-09-28 with total page 462 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The practical application of micro-historical approaches in 'Women in Port' helps to re-frame our understanding of women's possibilities in the Atlantic world.

Book The Feminine Genius of Catholic Theology

Download or read book The Feminine Genius of Catholic Theology written by Matthew Levering and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2012-07-26 with total page 170 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book introduces Catholic doctrine through the crucible of the women mystics' reception of the gospel.The work of the great women theologians of the Church's second millennium has too often been neglected (or relegated to the category of 'mysticism') in textbooks on Catholic doctrine.This is a shame, because their work shows the interior conjunction of liturgical experience (broadly understood), scriptural exegesis, philosophical reflection, and doctrinal/creedal formulation.Drawing on their work, this book presents the tenets of Catholic faith in a clear and accessible manner, useful for introductory courses as well as for students and scholars interested in the contributions of women to Catholic theology. Women theologians in this book include Catherine of Siena, Theresa of Avila, Therese of Lisieux, Simone Weil and others.

Book The Works

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  • Author : John Owen
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1852
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 644 pages

Download or read book The Works written by John Owen and published by . This book was released on 1852 with total page 644 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Mary Wollstonecraft

Download or read book Mary Wollstonecraft written by Miriam Brody and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2000-12-07 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) was the first champion of women's rights in the modern Western world. Wollstonecraft's experience teaching young women in London led her to write her first book, in which she argued for equal education for girls and boys. The moderate success of her autobiographical novel Mary, A Fiction convinced her to start writing full-time. Under the tutelage of her publisher and mentor Joseph Johnson, she joined a circle of liberal intellectuals which included poet and artist William Blake, chemist Joseph Priestley, and political thinker William Godwin. In 1790 Wollstonecraft penned A Vindication of the Rights of Men, an impassioned reply to conservative criticism of the French Revolution and a call for social equality. She developed her ideas further in A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, which extended the notion of natural rights to include women's rights as well. Going so far as to suggest that women should be allowed to vote, Wollstonecraft's revolutionary ideas garnered her overnight fame--and notoriety. She traveled to Paris, lived through the Reign of Terror, fell in love with an American, and gave birth to her first daughter. Though the love affair ended tragically, resulting in her thwarted suicide attempt, she happily wed William Godwin in 1797. That year she gave birth to her second child (the future author of Frankenstein Mary Shelley). She died a few days later from complications of childbirth.Wollstonecraft's writing inspired leaders of the American woman suffrage movement, such as Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and moved one admirer to call her a "pioneer of modern womanhood." Oxford Portraits are informative and insightful biographies of people whose lives shaped their times and continue to influence ours. Based on the most recent scholarship, they draw heavily on primary sources, including writings by and about their subjects. Each book is illustrated with a wealth of photographs, documents, memorabilia, framing the personality and achievements of its subject against the backdrop of history.

Book The Glorious Victory

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  • Author : George van Popta
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2011-01-01
  • ISBN : 1458371387
  • Pages : 316 pages

Download or read book The Glorious Victory written by George van Popta and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2011-01-01 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In thirty-six chapters, this expositional and homiletical commentary explains the fascinating book of Revelation. The author shows consistently how the images of Revelation are rooted in the Old Testament scriptures. The Glorious Victory can be read profitably for personal devotion, communal study, or in worship.

Book The Sixth Surrender

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  • Author : Hana Samek Norton
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2010-07-27
  • ISBN : 1101456388
  • Pages : 447 pages

Download or read book The Sixth Surrender written by Hana Samek Norton and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2010-07-27 with total page 447 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A transporting debut novel set in thirteenth century France—when chivalry reigned and treachery ruled In the last years of her eventful life, queen-duchess Aliénor of Aquitaine launches a deadly dynastic chess game to safeguard the crowns of Normandy and England for John Plantagenet, her last surviving son. To that end, Aliénor coerces into matrimony two pawns: Juliana de Charnais, a plain and pious novice determined to regain her inheritance, and Guérin de lasalle, a cynical, war-worn mercenary equally resolved to renounce his. The womanizing Lasalle and the proud Juliana are perfectly matched for battle not love—until spies and assassins conspire to reverse their romantic fortunes. Populated by spirited and intelligent women and executed in flawless period detail, The Sixth Surrender is a compelling love story that heralds the arrival of a major new talent in historical fiction.

Book The Holy Bible

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  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1866
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 688 pages

Download or read book The Holy Bible written by and published by . This book was released on 1866 with total page 688 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: