The Gentleman

The Gentleman Author Forrest Leo
ISBN-10 9780399562648
Year 2016-08-16
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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A funny, fantastically entertaining debut novel, in the spirit of Wodehouse and Monty Python, about a famous poet who inadvertently sells his wife to the devil--then recruits a band of adventurers to rescue her. When Lionel Savage, a popular poet in Victorian London, learns from his butler that they're broke, he marries the beautiful Vivien Lancaster for her money, only to find that his muse has abandoned him. Distraught and contemplating suicide, Savage accidentally conjures the Devil -- the polite "Gentleman" of the title -- who appears at one of the society parties Savage abhors. The two hit it off: the Devil talks about his home, where he employs Dante as a gardener; Savage lends him a volume of Tennyson. But when the party's over and Vivien has disappeared, the poet concludes in horror that he must have inadvertently sold his wife to the dark lord. Newly in love with Vivien, Savage plans a rescue mission to Hell that includes Simmons, the butler; Tompkins, the bookseller; Ashley Lancaster, swashbuckling Buddhist; Will Kensington, inventor of a flying machine; and Savage's spirited kid sister, Lizzie, freshly booted from boarding school for a "dalliance." Throughout, his cousin's quibbling footnotes to the text push the story into comedy nirvana. Lionel and his friends encounter trapdoors, duels, anarchist-fearing bobbies, the social pressure of not knowing enough about art history, and the poisonous wit of his poetical archenemy. Fresh, action-packed and very, very funny, The Gentleman is a giddy farce that recalls the masterful confections of P.G. Wodehouse and Hergé's beautifully detailed Tintin adventures. From the Hardcover edition.

The Gentleman In The Parlour

The Gentleman In The Parlour Author W. Somerset Maugham
ISBN-10 9781409088028
Year 2010-04-01
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Random House
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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY PAUL THEROUX Somerset Maugham's success as a writer enabled him to indulge his adventurous love of travel, and he recorded the sights and sounds of his wide-ranging journeys with an urbane, wry style all his own. The Gentleman in the Parlour is an account of the author's trip through what was then Burma and Siam, ending in Haiphong, Vietnam. Whether by river to Mandalay, on horse through the mountains and forests of the Shan States to Bangkok, or onwards by sea, Maugham's vivid descriptions bring a lost world to life.

The Gentleman from Georgia

The Gentleman from Georgia Author Mel Steely
ISBN-10 0865546711
Year 2000
Pages 431
Language en
Publisher Mercer University Press
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"This book gives the reader an intimate view of Newt Gingrich from the perspective of a former colleague, close friend, and member of Gingrich's staff. This insider's view shows Gingrich as an ambitious person, from his childhood to his climb to power, from early involvement in politics to the pinnacle of success as Speaker of the House, and finally his fall from grace in the aftermath of the 1998 general election." "Along the way, the story of Gingrich's personal and political problems and triumphs is revealed, from his controversial first divorce and scandalous ethics problems and his early campaign losses. We also see his rise to national prominence and influence, the development of "Newt, Inc." and his involvement in the "necessary revolution." Finally, by detailing Gingrich's life experiences from childhood to adulthood the nature and development of his conservatism is examined."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Gentleman

The Gentleman Author Jacob Enns
ISBN-10 9781460202401
Year 2012-10-01
Pages 216
Language en
Publisher FriesenPress
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Jeff Nolan, a 34 year old widowed, lonely and reclusive pacifist is holding on to a mentally frozen memory over the loss of his wife. As a church going member of small rural Alberta farming community, one day on a hunting trip Jeff faces his life's greatest test when confronted with the challenge of how he interprets love and truth in keeping with his convictions of nonviolence. Jeff's pain and convictions all come to bear as he finds himself forced to make decisions he could never have imagined. He must decide how he interprets practically what he believes in his heart and respond to the challenges without violating his view of reality. Will his pained mind and lonely heart make the right decisions?

A Gentleman in Moscow

A Gentleman in Moscow Author Amor Towles
ISBN-10 9781448135509
Year 2017-01-09
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Random House
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility. 'Winning . . . gorgeous . . . satisfying . . . Towles is a craftsman.' New York Times Book Review 'A work of great charm, intelligence and insight.' Sunday Times 'Everything a novel should be: charming, witty, poetic and generous. An absolute delight.' Mail on Sunday 'If we do a better book than this one on the book club this year we will be very very lucky.' Matt Williams, Radio 2 Book Club 'Abundant in humour, history and humanity' Sunday Telegraph 'Wistful, whimsical and wry.' Sunday Express On 21 June 1922 Count Alexander Rostov – recipient of the Order of Saint Andrew, member of the Jockey Club, Master of the Hunt – is escorted out of the Kremlin, across Red Square and through the elegant revolving doors of the Hotel Metropol. But instead of being taken to his usual suite, he is led to an attic room with a window the size of a chessboard. Deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the Count has been sentenced to house arrest indefinitely. While Russia undergoes decades of tumultuous upheaval, the Count, stripped of the trappings that defined his life, is forced to question what makes us who we are. And with the assistance of a glamorous actress, a cantankerous chef and a very serious child, Rostov unexpectedly discovers a new understanding of both pleasure and purpose.

The Gentleman s Magazine

The Gentleman s Magazine Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015027526063
Year 1872
Pages
Language en
Publisher
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The "Gentleman's magazine" section is a digest of selections from the weekly press; the "(Trader's) monthly intelligencer" section consists of news (foreign and domestic), vital statistics, a register of the month's new publications, and a calendar of forthcoming trade fairs.

The Gentleman from Ohio

The Gentleman from Ohio Author Louis Stokes
ISBN-10 081421312X
Year 2016-09-20
Pages
Language en
Publisher
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Louis Stokes was a giant in Ohio politics and one of the most significant figures in the U.S. Congress in recent times. When he arrived in the House of Representatives as a freshman in 1969, there were only six African Americans serving. By the time he retired thirty years later, he had chaired the House Special Committee on the Kennedy and King assassinations, the House Ethics Committee during Abscam, and the House Intelligence Committee during Iran-Contra; he was also a senior member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee. Prior to Louis Stokes's tenure in Congress he served for many years as a criminal defense lawyer and chairman of the Cleveland NAACP Legal Redress Committee. Among the Supreme Court Cases he argued, the Terry "Stop and Frisk" case is regarded as one of the twenty-five most significant cases in the court's history. The Gentleman from Ohio chronicles this and other momentous events in the life and legacy of Ohio's first black representative--a man who, whether in law or politics, continually fought for the principles he believed in and helped lead the way for African Americans in the world of mainstream American politics.

The Gentleman s Daughter

The Gentleman s Daughter Author Amanda Vickery
ISBN-10 9780300177213
Year 2003-08-11
Pages 436
Language en
Publisher Yale University Press
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What was the life of an eighteenth-century British genteel woman like? In this lively and controversial book, Amanda Vickery invokes women's own accounts of their intimate and their public lives to argue that in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries the scope of female experience did not diminish--in fact, quite the reverse. Refuting the common understanding that in Georgian times the daughters of merchants, the wives of lawyers, and the sisters of gentlemen lost female freedoms and retreated into their homes, Vickery shows that these women experienced expanding social and intellectual horizons. As they embraced a world far beyond the boundaries of their own parishes through their tireless writing and ravenous reading, genteel women also enjoyed an array of emerging new public arenas--assembly rooms, concert series, theater seasons, circulating libraries, day-time lectures, urban walks, and pleasure gardens. Based on the letters, diaries, and account books of over one hundred women from commercial, professional, and gentry families, this book transforms our understanding of the position of women in Georgian England. In their own words, they tell of their sometimes humorous, sometimes moving experiences and desires, and of their many roles, including kinswoman, wife, mother, housekeeper, consumer, hostess, and member of polite society. By the nineteenth century, family duties continued to dominate women's lives, yet, Vickery contends, the public profile of privileged women had reached unprecedented heights.

The gentleman from Maryland

The gentleman from Maryland Author Robert Bauman
ISBN-10 UCAL:B4393221
Year 1986
Pages 276
Language en
Publisher William Morrow & Company
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The former Maryland congressman Robert Bauman reveals this controversial account of how his career in politics was ruined by the scandalous headlines that made public his homosexuality, and how he came to terms with the following events to make a new life.

Gentlemen

Gentlemen Author Michael Northrop
ISBN-10 9780545231237
Year 2010-02-01
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Scholastic Inc.
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This debut YA novel combines the wrong-side-of-the-tracks edginess of books like THE OUTSIDERS and FREAK THE MIGHTY and the searingly honest storytelling of authors like Chris Lynch and John Green. Micheal, Tommy, Mixer, and Bones aren't just from the wrong side of the tracks--they're from the wrong side of everything. Except for Mr. Haberman, their remedial English teacher, no one at their high school takes them seriously. Haberman calls them "gentlemen," but everyone else ignores them--or, in Bones's case, is dead afraid of them. When one of their close-knit group goes missing, the clues all seem to point in one direction: to Mr. Haberman. Gritty, fast-paced, and brutally real, this debut takes an unflinching look at what binds friends together--and what can tear them apart. Michael Northrop is the New York Times bestselling author of TombQuest, an epic book and game adventure series featuring the magic of ancient Egypt. He is also the author of Trapped, an Indie Next List Selection, and Plunked, a New York Public Library best book of the year and an NPR Backseat Book Club selection. An editor at Sports Illustrated Kids for many years, he now writes full-time from his home in New York City. Learn more at www.michaelnorthrop.net.