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 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

The Gentleman Author Jacob Enns
ISBN-10 9781460202418
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?

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 s Magazine

The Gentleman s Magazine Author
ISBN-10 NYPL:33433081674958
Year 1856
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.

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 A Dying Breed in America

THE GENTLEMAN  A Dying Breed in America Author Jeffrey A. Wertz
ISBN-10 9781535609142
Year 2017-05-31
Pages
Language en
Publisher Jeffrey A. Wertz
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Just a few years ago, you could see men being chivalrous to women everywhere you turned. It could be something as simple as helping her put on her coat or pulling out her chair, but it was normal and accepted behavior. Men went out of their way to have good manners, show proper etiquette, and be polite to women. Times have changed, and now these attentive acts are few and far between. It is uncommon to see a man treating a woman with the same etiquette as in the past. Why the drastic change? What can we do to bring back The Gentleman?

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.

The Gentleman s Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness

The Gentleman s Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness Author Cecil B. Hartley
ISBN-10 1843915413
Year 2015-02-01
Pages 255
Language en
Publisher
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Gentlemen - make sure your conduct is up to scratch! From advice on how to treat ladies, how to behave at a party, and rules for travelling abroad, this handy nineteenth century guidebook will provide entertaining nuggets of wisdom.

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 Gentlemen and the Roughs

The Gentlemen and the Roughs Author Lorien Foote
ISBN-10 0814727956
Year 2010-06-01
Pages 252
Language en
Publisher NYU Press
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During the Civil War, the Union army—like the society from which it sprang—appeared cohesive enough to withstand four years of grueling war against the Confederates and to claim victory in 1865. But fractiousness bubbled below the surface of the North’s presumably united front. Internal fissures were rife within the Union army: class divisions, regional antagonisms, ideological differences, and conflicting personalities all distracted the army from quelling the Southern rebellion. In this highly original contribution to Civil War and gender history, Lorien Foote reveals that these internal battles were fought against the backdrop of manhood. Clashing ideals of manliness produced myriad conflicts when educated, refined, and wealthy officers (“gentlemen”) found themselves commanding a hard-drinking group of fighters (”roughs”)—a dynamic that often resulted in violence and even death. Challenges, fights, and duels were common. Based on extensive research into heretofore ignored primary sources—courts-martial records and regimental order books—The Gentlemen and the Roughs uncovers holes in our understanding of the men who fought the Civil War and the society that produced them.