Die Wege der Familien Clifton und Barrington sind gezeichnet von Glück und Leid, von Machtspielen und Schicksalsschlägen. Während sich sein Jugendfreund Giles in eine Frau mit dunkler Vergangenheit verliebt, reist Harry Clifton nach Sibirien. Harry will dem dort inhaftierten Schriftsteller Babakow helfen – und bringt sich damit in große Gefahr. Auch für seine Frau Emma, die der Barrington-Gesellschaft vorsteht, schlägt eine schwere Stunde ...
Mightier than the Sword opens with an IRA bomb exploding during the MV Buckingham's maiden voyage across the Atlantic – but how many passengers lose their lives? When Harry Clifton visits his publisher in New York, he learns that he has been elected as the new president of English PEN, and immediately launches a campaign for the release of a fellow author, Anatoly Babakov, who's imprisoned in Siberia. Babakov's crime? Writing a book called Uncle Joe, a devastating insight into what it was like to work for Stalin. So determined is Harry to see Babakov released and the book published, that he puts his own life in danger. His wife Emma, chairman of Barrington Shipping, is facing the repercussions of the IRA attack on the Buckingham. Some board members feel she should resign, and Lady Virginia Fenwick will stop at nothing to cause Emma's downfall. Sir Giles Barrington is now a minister of the Crown, and looks set for even higher office, until an official trip to Berlin does not end as a diplomatic success. Once again, Giles's political career is thrown off balance by none other than his old adversary, Major Alex Fisher, who once again stands against him at the election. But who wins this time? In London, Harry and Emma's son, Sebastian, is quickly making a name for himself at Farthing's Bank in London, and has proposed to the beautiful young American, Samantha. But the despicable Adrian Sloane, a man interested only in his own advancement and the ruin of Sebastian, will stop at nothing to remove his rival. Jeffrey Archer's compelling Clifton Chronicles continue in this, his most accomplished novel to date. With all the trademark twists and turns that have made him one of the world's most popular authors, the spellbinding story of the Clifton and the Barrington families continues.
From bestselling author and beloved teacher Lama Surya Das comes a thorough, engaging, and user-friendly guide to the teachings of Buddhism. Lama Surya Das is one of the most well-regarded Buddhist teachers and scholars in America today. His books have sold hundreds of thousands of copies and his seminars and retreats are continually in demand. In part, it is his straightforward, accessible, and humorous approach that audiences react so strongly to–and in The Mind Is Mightier Than the Sword, Surya brings that unique approach to a comprehensive guide to the most essential Buddhist teachings. For beginners and experienced practitioners alike, Lama Surya Das outlines his Six Building Blocks of Spiritual Practice and offers insight and advice not only on how to find and develop a spiritual center, but how to integrate it into your daily life. From daily meditation and yoga to creative work, journaling, volunteering in your community, and finding teachers in unexpected places, Buddhist practice can and should be part of everything you do. The Mind Is Mightier Than the Sword is a practical guide to using the teachings of Buddhism to live a happier, healthier, more enlightened life. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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This second anthology focuses on writing in the 90's from Malaysia and Singapore. These new voices are turning their gaze outwards to the farthest shores of experience, often transgressing the bounds of 'acceptability' in order to explore such controversial issues as religion, homosexuality, the changing role of women in Asia and the spiritual cost of the new materialism. Also featured are pieces by Han Suyin, K S Maniam and the 1993 Nobel Laureate, Toni Morrison.
Thesis (M.A.) from the year 2015 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1.3, University of Tubingen (English Department), language: English, abstract: The role of language and in particular how it can be manipulated pervaded George Orwell's works from the very beginning. Most readers are familiar with "1984", but the crucial role of language in shaping our lives came up as soon as "Burmese Days." This work analyses many of Orwell's works, prose as well as essays, and shows the paramount importance language and its manipulation played in Orwell's works. George Orwell was unarguably one of the, if not the, most influential political writers in English of the twentieth century, “the cultural icon and mythic figure who is probably more quoted and referenced than any other modern writer” (Rodden, Preface x). Today as well as when he was alive, Orwell was more than a novelist and essayist, but he produced writing in every possible form: reportages, poetry, film and book reviews, opinion columns. Yet, Orwell today has become more than a writer: during the seven decades since his death, he has become a cultural icon, a “mythic literary and public personality” (Rodden, Preface xi) who is not only canonised in school books but who has also become some sort of intellectual hero. The main reason for this is most probably Orwell’s literary integrity or, what is sometimes called, “a sense of decency,” (Atkins 1) which he displayed throughout his whole life. [...]
When a wounded Lord Kerrick staggers back into Rebecca Marche's arms, she vows that she will find a way to make him whole, disguises him as a poet in order to clear his name as a traitor, and then struggles to hide her love for him. Original.
Für die Familien der Cliftons und Barringtons, deren Wege seit Jahrzehnten miteinander verbunden sind, kommen schwere Stunden. Giles Barrington setzt seine Karriere als Politiker für eine große und gefährliche Liebe aufs Spiel, während Emma Clifton eine schwere Entscheidung treffen muss, die für ihren Mann Harry alles verändern könnte. Doch dann erfolgt ein Schicksalsschlag, mit dem niemand gerechnet hat ...
Bristol 1957: Der Vorsitzende der Barrington Schifffahrtgesellschaft wird zum Rücktritt gezwungen – für Emma Clifton ist dies die Gelegenheit, den Posten zu übernehmen und Macht über die Gesellschaft zu gewinnen. Doch die tragischen Ereignisse um ihren Sohn Sebastian, der in einen Autounfall verwickelt wurde, legen einen Schatten über Emma und ihren Mann Harry ...
England 1945: Der Zweite Weltkrieg ist beendet. Harry Clifton, der sich aus den Hafendocks Bristols hochgearbeitet hat, und sein treuer Jugendfreund Giles Barrington, Sprößling der Schifffahrt-Dynastie Barrington, haben überlebt. Endlich hat Harry zu seiner großen Liebe gefunden, zu Giles' Schwester Emma Barrington. Doch ein langer Schatten droht auf die jungen Menschen zu fallen. In einer dramatischen Verhandlung obliegt es dem Haus der Lords festzulegen, wer das Vermögen der Barringtons rechtmäßig erben wird: Harry oder Giles. Harry weiß, dass die Entscheidung seine Verbindung mit Emma für immer zerstören könnte. Für die Familien Clifton und Barrington beginnt eine neue Epoche voller Intrigen und Verrat.
“Fascinating . . . a lively and perceptive cultural history.” —Annette Gordon-Reed, The New Yorker In this wide-ranging, brilliantly researched work, David S. Reynolds traces the factors that made Uncle Tom’s Cabin the most influential novel ever written by an American. Upon its 1852 publication, the novel’s vivid depiction of slavery polarized its American readership, ultimately widening the rift that led to the Civil War. Reynolds also charts the novel’s afterlife—including its adaptation into plays, films, and consumer goods—revealing its lasting impact on American entertainment, advertising, and race relations.