In this gripping novel from British author Arnold Bennett, a pretty young typist yearns for adventure and excitement. When her odious employer attempts to seduce her with flattery and promises of a luxurious life together, Lilian takes the plunge. Will she be able to extract herself from his control and regain the content, normal life she once disdained?
This set comprises fory volumes covering nineteenth and twentieth century European and American authors. These volumes will be available as a complete set, mini boxed sets (by theme) or as individual volumes. This second set compliments the first sixty-eight volume set of Critical Heritage published by Routledge in October 1995.
Release on 2015-01-29 | by Christopher Riches,Michael Cox
Author: Christopher Riches,Michael Cox
Pubpsher: Oxford University Press
Category: True Crime
Over 3,200 entries An essential guide to authors and their works that focuses on the general canon of British literature from the fifteenth century to the present. There is also some coverage of non-fiction such as biographies, memoirs, and science, as well as inclusion of major American and Commonwealth writers. This online-exclusive new edition adds 60,000 new words, including over 50 new entries dealing with authors who have risen to prominence in the last five years, as well as fully updating the entries that currently exist. Each entry provides details of a writer's nationality and birth/death dates, followed by a listing of their titles arranged chronologically by date of publication.
Interesting books are populated by exceptional people. Drama begins when social, political and psychological conditions are out of the ordinary. Nature was in no mood for understatement when she created Lilian Kert Cornfield, whose eventful and near century-long voyage through life would be hard to find between the covers of any novel. Most women want to be loved for what they are, while men seek recognition for what they accomplish. Lilian came to Jerusalem soon after the end of Ottoman rule, where she met and married her sabra husband Gaalya. She broke the mold as a career woman long before that became fashionable. She was a progressive nutritionist, ever innovative, always seeking out what was best in the other person. She refused to take no for an answer: no position she applied for was denied her, and when she decided to learn to drive at age sixty, doggedly repeated the test six times until her license was granted (perhaps it should not have been). Lilian was too busy all her life to pay attention to the clock. Well into her eighties, she swam in the ocean daily, summer and winter. She observed the aging and deaths of her contemporaries with clinical detachment, as if she herself was exempt. She participated actively in the rebuilding of modern Israel, served as a dietician in UNRRA during WWII, and was wounded in an aerial attack on the IDF base where she was working as a volunteer during the War of Independence. Teacher, journalist, author of a dozen best-selling cookbooks, this larger-than-life personality, hailed as Israels First Lady of Cuisine, has left a lasting legacy. Cover drawing by L. Shertok, Giv at Brenner, 1948 Cover design by Marion Cornfield