Rules of Civility

Rules of Civility Author Amor Towles
ISBN-10 1101517069
Release 2011-07-26
Pages 352
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From the New York Times-bestselling author of A Gentleman in Moscow, a “sharply stylish” (Boston Globe) novel of a young woman in post-Depression era New York who suddenly finds herself thrust into high society. On the last night of 1937, twenty-five-year-old Katey Kontent is in a second-rate Greenwich Village jazz bar when Tinker Grey, a handsome banker, happens to sit down at the neighboring table. This chance encounter and its startling consequences propel Katey on a year-long journey into the upper echelons of New York society—where she will have little to rely upon other than a bracing wit and her own brand of cool nerve. With its sparkling depiction of New York’s social strata, its intricate imagery and themes, and its immensely appealing characters, Rules of Civility won the hearts of readers and critics alike.



Washington s Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation

Washington s Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation Author J. M. Toner
ISBN-10 1332072887
Release 2015-07-28
Pages 46
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Excerpt from Washington's Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation: A Paper Found Among the Early Writings of George Washington Entitles, A Journal of my Journey over the Mountains begun II March 1747 It will be seen from this date that he was then but 16. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.



Die Liebeshandlung

Die Liebeshandlung Author Jeffrey Eugenides
ISBN-10 9783644014916
Release 2011-10-18
Pages 624
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Amerika, Anfang der achtziger Jahre, ein College an der Ostküste. Madeleine Hanna, begeisterte Leserin von Roland Barthes, schreibt eine literaturwissenschaftliche Arbeit über die «Liebeshandlung» viktorianischer Romane. Während sie über den uralten Beweggründen des menschlichen Herzens brütet, bricht das wirkliche Leben in Gestalt zweier junger Männer über sie herein. Leonard Bankhead, charismatischer Einzelgänger mit scheinbar unerschöpflichem Elan, taucht Tabak kauend in einem Semiotik-Seminar auf, und schon bald verstrickt sich Madeleine in eine erotisch und intellektuell aufgeladene Beziehung. Zur selben Zeit lässt sich ihr alter Freund Mitchell Grammaticus wieder blicken, besessen von dem Gedanken, Madeleine sei für ihn bestimmt und er für sie. Wenig später, den Collegeabschluss in der Tasche, werden alle drei gezwungen, vieles in neuem Licht zu sehen. Leonard und Madeleine ziehen in die malerische Dünenlandschaft von Cape Cod; Mitchell, in Gedanken oft bei Madeleine, reist mit einem Rucksack voller Bücher über christliche Mystik bis nach Indien, stellt sich den Fragen nach dem Sinn des Lebens, der Existenz Gottes und dem, was Liebe ist. Gibt es die großen Liebesgeschichten des 19. Jahrhunderts nicht mehr, heute, in Zeiten von sexueller Freiheit, Eheverträgen, Scheidungen? Indem Jeffrey Eugenides eine totgeglaubte Tradition erneuert, meldet er sich als einer der bedeutendsten Autoren der amerikanischen Gegenwartsliteratur zurück.



Wovon wir tr umten

Wovon wir tr  umten Author Julie Otsuka
ISBN-10 9783866483019
Release 2013-08-01
Pages 159
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Ausgezeichnet mit dem PEN / Faulkner Award 2012, dem Prix Femina Etranger 2012 und dem Albatros-Literaturpreis 2014. "Auf dem Schiff waren die meisten von uns Jungfrauen." So beginnt die berührende Geschichte einer Gruppe junger Frauen, die Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts als Picture Brides von Japan nach Kalifornien reisen, um japanische Einwanderer zu heiraten. Bis zu ihrer Ankunft kennen die Frauen ihre zukünftigen Männer nur von den strahlenden Fotos der Heiratsvermittler, und auch sonst haben sie äußerst vage Vorstellungen von Amerika, was auf der Schiffsüberfahrt zu wilden Spekulationen führt: Sind die Amerikaner wirklich behaart wie Tiere und zwei Köpfe größer? Was passiert in der Hochzeitsnacht? Wartet jenseits des Ozeans die große Liebe? Aus ungewöhnlicher, eindringlicher Wir-Perspektive schildert der Roman die unterschiedlichen Schicksale der Frauen: wie sie in San Fransisco ankommen (und in vielen Fällen die Männer von den Fotos nicht wiedererkennen), wie sie ihre ersten Nächte als junge Ehefrauen erleben, Knochenarbeit leisten auf den Feldern oder in den Haushalten weißer Frauen (und von deren Ehe-männern verführt werden), wie sie mit der fremden Sprache und Kultur ringen, Kinder zur Welt bringen (die später ihre Herkunft verleugnen) - und wie sie nach Pearl Harbor erneut zu Außenseitern werden. Julie Otsuka hat ein elegantes kleines Meisterwerk geschaffen, das in ebenso poetischen wie präzisen Worten eine wahre Geschichte erzählt. 'Wovon wir träumten' verzauberte bereits die Leser in den USA und in England, stürmte dort die Bestsellerlisten, wurde von der Presse hymnisch gefeiert, mit dem PEN / Faulkner Award ausgezeichnet und für zwei weitere große Literaturpreise nominiert; die Übersetzungsrechte sind inzwischen in zahlreiche Länder verkauft.



Eine Frage der H flichkeit

Eine Frage der H  flichkeit Author Amor Towles
ISBN-10 9783843713672
Release 2016-05-13
Pages 608
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New York, Neujahr 1937: Die beiden Freundinnen Kate und Eve – zwei Provinzschönheiten, die die Welt erobern wollen – gabeln in einer Jazzkneipe den charmanten Tinker Grey auf. Er trägt Kaschmir und scheint Single zu sein – ein Sechser im Lotto. Eine turbulente Freundschaft à trois beginnt. Die beiden jungen Frauen weisen Tinker in die geheime Kunst des Schnorrens ein, und Tinker revanchiert sich, indem er sie in die feinsten Clubs der City ausführt. Erst als das beschwingte Dauerabenteuer jäh durch einen Unfall beendet wird, stellt sich für Kate die Frage, wer eigentlich in wen verliebt ist – und was das Leben wirklich ausmacht.



George Washington s Rules of Civility Decent Behaviour in Company Conversation 110 Don ts

George Washington s Rules of Civility   Decent Behaviour in Company   Conversation  110 Don ts Author George Washington
ISBN-10 UCAL:$B41503
Release 1942
Pages 37
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Killing Lessons

Killing Lessons Author Saul Black
ISBN-10 9783426425671
Release 2015-02-25
Pages 512
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Ein psychopathischer Serienkiller und sein brutaler Helfer machen den Westen der USA unsicher. Scheinbar wahllos ermorden sie Menschen, offenbar um ihren Opfern bestialische KILLING LESSONS zu erteilen. Als sie in den verschneiten Bergen von Colorado erneut zuschlagen, ist dies bereits ihr siebtes Opfer. Ein zehnjähriges Mädchen kann mit knapper Not entkommen und findet Zuflucht bei einem alten Schriftsteller, der sich in eine einsame Hütte im Wald zurückgezogen hat. Beiden ist klar, dass die Täter sie früher oder später aufspüren werden. Detective Valerie Hart vom San Francisco Police Department ist auf den Fall angesetzt. Und sie hat nur eine Chance: Sie muss die Handschrift des Killers lesen lernen ...



Der amerikanische Architekt

Der amerikanische Architekt Author Amy Waldman
ISBN-10 3453417623
Release 2014-09-08
Pages 506
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Der L rm der Zeit

Der L  rm der Zeit Author Julian Barnes
ISBN-10 9783462316971
Release 2017-02-16
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Julian Barnes’ meisterhafter Roman über Dmitri Schostakowitsch Im Mai 1937 wartet ein Mann jede Nacht neben dem Fahrstuhl seiner Leningrader Wohnung darauf, dass Stalins Schergen kommen und ihn abholen. Der Mann ist der Komponist Schostakowitsch, und er wartet am Lift, um seiner Familie den Anblick seiner Verhaftung zu ersparen. Die Gunst der Mächtigen zu erlangen, hat zwei Seiten: Stalin, der sich plötzlich für seine Musik zu interessieren scheint, verlässt noch in der Pause die Aufführung seiner Oper »Lady Macbeth von Mzensk«. Fortan ist Schostakowitsch ein zum Abschuss freigegebener Mann. Durch Glück entgeht er der Säuberung, doch was bedeutet es für einen Künstler, keine Entscheidung frei treffen zu können? In welchem Verhältnis stehen Kunst und Unterdrückung, Diktatur und Kreativität zueinander, und ist es verwerflich, wenn man sich der Macht beugt, um künstlerisch arbeiten zu können? Im neuen Roman von Julian Barnes wird das von Repressionen geprägte Leben von Schostakowitsch in meisterhafter Knappheit dargestellt – ein großartiger Künstlerroman, der die Frage der Integrität stellt und traurige Aktualität genießt.



George Washington s Rules of Civility

George Washington s Rules of Civility Author George Washington
ISBN-10 1627556303
Release 2014-08-14
Pages 84
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As a schoolboy in Virginia, George Washington took his first steps toward greatness by hand copying a list of 110 "Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation." Based on a 16th-century set of precepts compiled for young gentlemen by Jesuit instructors, the Rules of Civility were one of the earliest and most powerful forces to shape America's first president. Most of the Rules are concerned with details of etiquette, offering pointers on such issues as how to dress, walk, eat in public and address one's superiors. But these maxims are much more than "mere" etiquette; they address moral issues, but indirectly. They seek to form the inner man (or boy) by shaping the outer. This edition of the Rules, which Moncure D. Conway compiled a century and a half after Washington wrote them, are taken from his original papers. Conway's researched results in a collection that includes not only 110 maxims, but their histories and origins as well. His detailed introduction also offers a view into how these Rules made their way into young Washington's life. He also explains the import of this volume, writing "I am no worshipper of Washington. But in the hand of that man of strong brain and powerful passions once lay the destiny of the New World, in a sense, human destiny. But for his possession of the humility and self-discipline underlying his Rules of Civility, the ambitious politicians of the United States might to-day be popularly held to a much lower standard." More than a century ago, Conway also expressed the desire that "the time is not far distant when in every school right rules of civility will be taught as a main part of the curriculum." We can still hope.



George Washington s Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation

George Washington s Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation Author George Washington
ISBN-10 1904991742
Release 2007
Pages 63
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These ancient rules of civility begin with the instruction that "every action done in company ought to be with some sign of respect to those that are present" and ends with "labour to keep alive in your breast that little celestial spark called conscience." In between is a wealth of advice on how to avoid offending one's superiors, peacefully live among equals, and show respect to subordinates. We can all gain from imitating George Washington, whose ideas of dignity and respect for his common man began with these rules and were followed diligently throughout his life, ultimately shaping both his outward behaviour and his nation. George Washington is thought to have been around 14 years old when he copied 110 rules of civility and decency into his study book. The origin of the rules can be traced back to a longer book on etiquette written by French Jesuit scholars; eight-year-old Francis Hawkins translated the work into English in around 1640. The selected rules were written by George Washington, alongside poems which also provide an insight into his boyhood musings, in one of two study books now held in the Library of Congress. *One of the earliest recorded examples of writing by George Washington. *Both an essential historical document and a tried and tested book of manners that is still relevant today. *An ideal gift packed with advice for a variety of social situations.



Washington s Rules of Civility

Washington s Rules of Civility Author George Washington
ISBN-10 UOM:39015020371616
Release 1952
Pages 68
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The Rules of Civility

The Rules of Civility Author Antoine de Courtin
ISBN-10 IOWA:31858013022524
Release 1671
Pages 154
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A Gentleman in Moscow

A Gentleman in Moscow Author Amor Towles
ISBN-10 9780399564048
Release 2016-09-06
Pages 480
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More than half a million readers have fallen in love with the New York Times bestseller A Gentleman in Moscow “How delightful that in an era as crude as ours this finely composed novel stretches out with old-World elegance.” —The Washington Post “‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ and ‘Eloise’ meets all the Bond villains.” —TheSkimm “Irresistible . . . [an] elegant period piece . . . as lavishly filigreed as a Fabergé egg.” —O, The Oprah Magazine He can’t leave his hotel. You won’t want to. From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility—a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel. In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery. Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count’s endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose. “And the intrigue! . . . [A Gentleman in Moscow] is laced with sparkling threads (they will tie up) and tokens (they will matter): special keys, secret compartments, gold coins, vials of coveted liquid, old-fashioned pistols, duels and scars, hidden assignations (discreet and smoky), stolen passports, a ruby necklace, mysterious letters on elegant hotel stationery . . . a luscious stage set, backdrop for a downright Casablanca-like drama.” —The San Francisco Chronicle



George Washington s Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior

George Washington s Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior Author George Washington
ISBN-10 9781442222328
Release 2013-04-16
Pages 34
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Taking his inspiration from a 16th century French manual on etiquette, young George Washington compiled his own set of instructions under the title, The Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior. These concise rules to live by have been studied and copied by millions of readers eager to absorb Washington’s secrets of success in life and work. Neither unduly severe nor sentimental, the rules have stood the test of time and still reverberate today.



Eve in Hollywood

Eve in Hollywood Author Amor Towles
ISBN-10 9781101630921
Release 2013-06-25
Pages 120
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The further adventures of Eve Ross, best friend of Katey Kontent in Rules of Civility, the New York Times bestselling novel by Amor Towles Coming this fall, A Gentleman in Moscow – the highly anticipated new novel from Amor Towles Near the end of Amor Towles’s bestselling novel Rules of Civility, the fiercely independent Evelyn Ross boards a train from New York to Chicago to visit her parents, but never disembarks. Six months later, she appears in a photograph in a gossip magazine exiting the Tropicana Club on Sunset Boulevard on the arm of Olivia de Havilland. In this novella made up of six richly detailed and atmospheric stories, each told from a different perspective, Towles unfolds the events that take Eve to the heart of Old Hollywood. Beginning in the dining car of the Golden State Limited in September 1938, we follow Eve to the elegant rooms of the Beverly Hills Hotel, the fabled tables of Antonio’s, the amusement parks on the Santa Monica piers, the afro-Cuban dance clubs off Central Avenue, and ultimately the set of Gone with the Wind. With the glamour and grit of the studio system’s golden age as a backdrop, Towles introduces in each story a memorable new character whose fate may well be altered by their encounter with Eve. In following the thread of these varied encounters, we watch as Eve forges a new and unexpected life for herself in late 1930s Los Angeles.



Work Rules

Work Rules Author Laszlo Bock
ISBN-10 3800650932
Release 2016-02
Pages 300
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