Paris in Winter

An Illustrated Memoir

Author: David Coggins

Publisher: Power House Books

ISBN: 9781576877777

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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Paris in Winter combines fanciful ink and watercolor drawings by American artist and writer David Coggins with charming vignettes about his family's annual New Year's sojourns to Paris, which, because of their unending love for the city, they've been taking together for almost 20 years. This memoir of poetic, lighthearted stories highlights the family's passion for art and food, fashion and social life. Coggins's delicate and intimate drawings capture classic Parisian scenes as well as family and friends against the backdrop of the elegant City of Light.
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Blue

An Island Memoir

Author: David Coggins

Publisher: powerHouse Books

ISBN: 157687897X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 264

View: 3378

He gained instant fans around the world with tales of his family's many years visiting Paris in winter. Now David Coggins brings to curious, travel-loving readers the same degree of enviable stories and charming illustrations, this time from St. Barts--a perfect compliment to the first book in the series. Blue: A St. Barts Memoir by artist and writer David Coggins is an affectionate, poetic account of his family's annual visits to St. Barthélemy in the French West Indies. As in his popular Paris in Winter, the pages of Blue are full of lyrical writing and vivid watercolors and ink drawings. Coggins and his family have a passion for the simple yet sophisticated pleasures of life on the beautiful French island. That passion is contagious, and the reader is soon caught up in rituals developed and refined over 20 years. Much of it centers around the mountain villa where they stay and the timeless joys of the Caribbean: swimming, reading, sailing, meals overlooking the sea. Coggins describes the natural world lovingly, and captures it in his drawings--sublime sky and sea, lush tropical gardens, abundant wildlife from iguanas to whales. He writes about social life, about the famous and glamorous but more about people who live on the island, chefs, artists, wine sellers, sailors. Blue is a delight for the eye and the mind, an antidote to the pressures of urban life. It's a deeply personal telling of one family's experiences in an idyllic setting, but Coggins's gifts as storyteller and illustrator, conveyed with humanity and a love of life, make Blue universally enchanting.
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Mark Twain, the Globetrotter: Complete Travel Books, Memoirs & Anecdotes (Illustrated Edition)

A Tramp Abroad, The Innocents Abroad, Roughing It, Old Times on the Mississippi, Life on the Mississippi, Following the Equator & Some Rambling Notes of an Idle Excursion, With Author’s Biography

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026878248

Category: Travel

Page: 4365

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Though best known for his adventure novels and humorous stories, Twain was a passionate world traveler and he recorded his journeys in several travel books which were all very popular at the time: “The Innocents Abroad” humorously chronicles Twain’s "Great Pleasure Excursion" on board the chartered vessel Quaker City through Europe and the Holy Land in 1867. “Roughing It” follows the travels of young Mark Twain through the Wild West during the years 1861–1867. The book illustrates many of Twain's early adventures, including a visit to Salt Lake City, gold and silver prospecting, real-estate speculation and a journey to the Kingdom of Hawaii. “Old Times on the Mississippi” is a short account of Twain’s experiences as a cub pilot, learning the Mississippi river. “A Tramp Abroad” details Twain’s journey through central and southern Europe with his friend. As the two men make their way through Germany, the Alps, and Italy, they encounter situations made all the more humorous by their reactions to them. “Life on the Mississippi” is a memoir by Mark Twain of his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the American Civil War, recounting his trip along the Mississippi River from St. Louis to New Orleans after the War. “Following the Equator” – In an attempt to extricate himself from debt, Twain undertook a tour of the British Empire in 1895, a route chosen to provide numerous opportunities for lectures in English. The book is a social commentary, critical of racism towards Blacks, Asians, and Indigenous groups. “Some Rambling Notes of an Idle Excursion” presents a series of stories about a trip that Twain and some friends took to Bermuda from New York City. “Chapters from my Autobiography” comprises a rambling collection of anecdotes and ruminations of Mark Twain, assembled during his life. Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer.
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A Winter in Paris, Or Memoirs of Madame De C****, Vol. 2 of 3 (Classic Reprint)

Author: N.A

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781333499402

Category:

Page: 244

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Excerpt from A Winter in Paris, or Memoirs of Madame De C****, Vol. 2 of 3 Conjure you, my adored Giovanna, the nature of those sentiments Whichsap pear to tremble on your lips, and Jit'ar nish the roses of your cheek - one tip proving word will dissipate every api prehensiou': on your decision; my be loved; rests the happiness or misery of my existence. 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.
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Маленька паризька книгарня

Author: Nina George

Publisher: Nash Format via PublishDrive

ISBN: 6177279287

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 9759

Жан Одинак – власник книжкової баржі «Літературна аптека» – точно знає, як вилікувати почуття, що не вважаються захворюваннями й не діагностуються лікарями. Адже він – читач душ, тож кожному покупцеві добирає книги, які якнайкраще впораються із завданням вилікувати людський смуток, тугу чи зневіру. Єдиний, кого Жан не може зцілити, − це він сам. Душевні терзання від спогадів про Манон, котра покинула месьє Одинака двадцять один рік тому, розбили йому серце і досі тривожать душевні рани. Усе, що вона залишила, − лист, який Жан ніяк не наважується прочитати. Усе змінюється одного літнього дня після зустрічі з Катрін, глибоку печаль якоїмесьє Одинак сподівається вилікувати. Саме цей момент став переломним у житті Жана. Він вирушає в подорож до місця найболючіших спогадів – серця Провансу, аби пережити час страждань і віднайти себе.
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The Memoirs of Casanova (Illustrated Edition)

The Incredible Life of Giacomo Casanova – Lover, Spy, Actor, Clergymen, Officer & Brilliant Con Artist

Author: Giacomo Casanova

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8075833783

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 2758

View: 4981

A series of adventures wilder and more fantastic than the wildest of romances, written down with the exactitude of a business diary; a view of men and cities from Naples to Berlin, from Madrid and London to Constantinople and St. Petersburg; the 'vie intime' of the eighteenth century depicted by a man, who to-day sat with cardinals and saluted crowned heads, and tomorrow lurked in dens of profligacy and crime; a book of confessions penned without reticence and without penitence; a record of forty years of "occult" charlatanism; a collection of tales of successful imposture, of 'bonnes fortunes', of marvellous escapes, of transcendent audacity, told with the humour of Smollett and the delicate wit of Voltaire. Who is there interested in men and letters, and in the life of the past, who would not cry, "Where can such a book as this be found?" Yet the above catalogue is but a brief outline, a bare and meager summary, of the book known as "THE MEMOIRS OF CASANOVA"; a work absolutely unique in literature. He who opens these wonderful pages is as one who sits in a theatre and looks across the gloom, not on a stage-play, but on another and a vanished world. Giacomo Casanova (1725-1798) was an Italian adventurer and author from the Republic of Venice. He often signed his works Jacques Casanova de Seingalt after he began writing in French following his second exile from Venice. He has become so famous for his often complicated and elaborate affairs with women that his name is now synonymous with "womanizer". He associated with European royalty, popes and cardinals, along with luminaries such as Benjamin Franklin, Voltaire, Goethe, and Mozart.
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The Philosophical History and Memoirs of the Royal Academy of Sciences at Paris

Or, an Abridgment of All the Papers Relating to Natural Philosophy, which Have Been Publish'd by the Members ... Illustrated with Copper-plates. The Whole Translated and Abridged, by John Martyn, ... and Ephraim Chambers, ... In Five Volumes

Author: Académie royale des sciences (France)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Into the Shadows: An Illustrated Memoir of Brain Injury

Author: Krista J. Breithaupt

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1460265696

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 394

Into the Shadows is a story of survival and recovery from a traumatic brain injury. Dr. Krista Breithaupt was enjoying a family vacation when she suffered an aneurism that left her hospitalized for months. This book is an account of brain injury and her long journey of renewal, rediscovery, and growth. This story lends special insight and an intimate voice to a very common but misunderstood condition which changes the lives of the sufferer and those who care for her. Into the Shadows is a touching true story that will inspire the reader to examine their own sense of self and the strength we draw from the habits of life, work, and love that define us.
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A Moveable Feast: The Restored Edition

Author: Ernest Hemingway

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439166455

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 7034

Ernest Hemingway’s classic memoir of Paris in the 1920s, now available in a restored edition, includes the original manuscript along with insightful recollections and unfinished sketches. Published posthumously in 1964, A Moveable Feast remains one of Ernest Hemingway’s most enduring works. Since Hemingway’s personal papers were released in 1979, scholars have examined the changes made to the text before publication. Now, this special restored edition presents the original manuscript as the author prepared it to be published. Featuring a personal Foreword by Patrick Hemingway, Ernest’s sole surviving son, and an Introduction by grandson of the author, Seán Hemingway, editor of this edition, the book also includes a number of unfinished, never-before-published Paris sketches revealing experiences that Hemingway had with his son, Jack, and his first wife Hadley. Also included are irreverent portraits of literary luminaries, such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ford Maddox Ford, and insightful recollections of Hemingway’s own early experiments with his craft. Widely celebrated and debated by critics and readers everywhere, the restored edition of A Moveable Feast brilliantly evokes the exuberant mood of Paris after World War I and the unbridled creativity and unquenchable enthusiasm that Hemingway himself epitomized.
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The Tender Hour of Twilight

Paris in the '50s, New York in the '60s: A Memoir of Publishing's Golden Age

Author: Richard Seaver,Jeannette Seaver

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0374273782

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 457

View: 5628

A personal account by the late founder of Arcade Publishing documents his experiences in the literary world of the mid-20th century, describing his efforts to overcome U.S. censorship laws and introduce readers to important written works.
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Delphi Complete Novels of Maria Edgeworth (Illustrated)

Author: Maria Edgeworth

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 7894

View: 7651

The esteemed contemporary of Jane Austen and Sir Walter Scott, Maria Edgeworth was a pioneer writer of children's literature and a significant figure in the evolution of the novel in Europe, whose works depict advanced views on the rights of women, politics, education and her beloved Ireland. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete novels of Maria Edgeworth, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing for the first time in digital print, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Edgeworth's life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * ALL 9 novels, with individual contents tables * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Many short story collections – including the classic children’s collections EARLY LESSONS and FRANK, appearing here for the first time in digital print * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories * Also includes the rare short story collection THE MOST UNFORTUNATE DAY OF MY LIFE AND OTHER STORIES, which was published posthumously * Easily locate the short stories you want to read * Edgeworth’s plays and a selection of non-fiction * Includes Edgeworth's letters - spend hours exploring the author’s personal correspondence, with detailed table of contents * Features two biographies, including a selection of her husband’s memoirs - explore Edgeworth's literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels CASTLE RACKRENT BELINDA THE MODERN GRISELDA LEONORA PATRONAGE HARRINGTON ORMOND HELEN ORLANDINO The Shorter Fiction THE PARENT’S ASSISTANT HARRY AND LUCY: BEING THE FIRST PART OF EARLY LESSONS MORAL TALES POPULAR TALES TALES OF FASHIONABLE LIFE FRANK: A SEQUEL OF EARLY LESSONS GARRY OWEN; OR, THE SNOW-WOMAN, AND OTHER STORIES THE LITTLE DOG TRUSTY; THE ORANGE MAN; AND THE CHERRY ORCHARD THE MOST UNFORTUNATE DAY OF MY LIFE AND OTHER STORIES The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Plays COMIC DRAMAS IN THREE ACTS The Letters THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF MARIA EDGEWORTH The Non-Fiction PRACTICAL EDUCATION ESSAY ON IRISH BULLS AN ESSAY ON THE NOBLE SCIENCE OF SELF-JUSTIFICATION The Biographies RICHARD LOVELL EDGEWORTH: A SELECTION FROM HIS MEMOIRS MARIA EDGEWORTH by Helen Zimmern Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles
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Pantologia

A New Cyclopaedia, Comprehending a Complete Series of Essays, Treatises, and Systems, Alphabetically Arranged; with a General Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Words ... Illustrated with Engravings, Those on History Being from Original Drawings by Edwards and Others ...

Author: John Mason Good,Olinthus Gregory,Newton Bosworth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

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The Visitable Past

A Wartime Memoir

Author: Leon Edel,University of Hawaii at Manoa. Biographical Research Center

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824824310

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 242

View: 426

A book of wartime experiences, written by the biographer of Henry James.
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The Athenaeum

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Оповідь Служниці

Author: Марґарет Етвуд

Publisher: Family Leisure Club

ISBN: 6171240885

Category: Fiction

Page: 207

View: 4417

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The Price of Illusion

A Memoir

Author: Joan Juliet Buck

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476762945

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 9156

From Joan Juliet Buck, former editor-in-chief of Paris Vogue comes her dazzling, compulsively readable memoir: a fabulous account of four decades spent in the creative heart of London, New York, Los Angeles, and Paris, chronicling her quest to discover the difference between glitter and gold, illusion and reality, and what looks like happiness from the thing itself. Born into a world of make-believe as the daughter of a larger-than-life film producer, Joan Juliet Buck’s childhood was a whirlwind of famous faces, ever-changing home addresses, and a fascination with the shiny surfaces of things. When Joan became the first and only American woman ever to fill Paris Vogue's coveted position of Editor in Chief, a “figurehead in the cult of fashion and beauty,” she had the means to recreate for her aging father, now a widower, the life he’d enjoyed during his high-flying years, a splendid illusion of glamorous excess that could not be sustained indefinitely. Joan’s memoir tells the story of a life lived in the best places at the most interesting times: London and New York in the swinging 1960s, Rome and Milan in the dangerous 1970s, Paris in the heady 1980s and 1990s. But when her fantasy life at Vogue came to an end, she had to find out who she was after all those years of make-believe. She chronicles this journey in beautiful and at times heartbreaking prose, taking the reader through the wild parties and the fashion, the celebrities and creative geniuses as well as love, loss, and the loneliness of getting everything you thought you wanted and finding it’s not what you’d imagined. While Joan’s story is unique, her journey toward self-discovery is refreshing and universal.
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