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Mad Enchantment

Mad Enchantment
Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies

by Ross King

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2016-09-08
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 1408861968
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Claude Monet's water lily paintings are among the most iconic and beloved works of art of the past century. Yet these entrancing images were created at a time of terrible private turmoil and sadness for the artist. The dramatic history behind these paintings is little known; Ross King's Mad Enchantment tells the full story for the first time and, in the process, presents a compelling and original portrait of one of our most popular and cherished artists. By the outbreak of war in 1914, Monet, then in his mid-seventies, was one of the world's most famous and successful painters, with a large house in the country, a fleet of automobiles and a colossal reputation. However, he had virtually given up painting following the death of his wife Alice in 1911 and the onset of blindness a year later. Nonetheless, it was during this period of sorrow, ill health and creative uncertainty that – as the guns roared on the Western Front – he began the most demanding and innovative paintings he had ever attempted. Encouraged by close friends such as Georges Clemenceau, France's dauntless prime minister, Monet would work on these magnificent paintings throughout the war years and then for the rest of his life. So obsessed with his monumental task that the village barber was summoned to clip his hair as he worked beside his pond, he covered hundreds of yards of canvas with shimmering layers of pigment. As his ambitions expanded with his paintings, he began planning what he intended to be his legacy to the world: the 'Musée Claude Monet' in the Orangerie in Paris. Drawing on letters and memoirs and focusing on this remarkable period in the artist's life, Mad Enchantment gives an intimate portrayal of Claude Monet in all his tumultuous complexity, and firmly places his water lily paintings among the greatest achievements in the history of art.

The Mad Lancers

The Mad Lancers
A Powder Mage Novella

by Brian McClellan

  • Publisher : Brian McClellan
  • Release : 2017-09-06
  • Pages : 86
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the colonial cities and towns of Fatrasta, peace has never been easy. Immigrants fight amongst themselves or turn on the native population, while the governing power of the Kez Army steps in only to enforce the will of apathetic local governors assigned by a distant crown. Young war hero Ben Styke commands a colonial garrison in a sleepy frontier suburb. When the governor’s cruel brother stops for the night, rising continental tensions force Styke to protect the people of his town in a brutal escalation that threatens to destroy everything—and everyone—he has fought for. Occurs twelve years before the events in Sins of Empire.

How the Cows Turned Mad

How the Cows Turned Mad
Unlocking the Mysteries of Mad Cow Disease

by Maxime Schwartz

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 2004-09-13
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN : 0520243374
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A history of the prion diseases, or subacute spongiform encephalopathies, features a historical perspective beginning with scrapie in 17th-century England to recent concerns in France about the spread of bovine spongiform.

An American Dictionary of the English Language

An American Dictionary of the English Language
Exhibiting the Origin, Orthography, Pronunciation, and Definition of Words

by Noah Webster

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1854
  • Pages : 1270
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Diary of a Mad Fat Girl

Diary of a Mad Fat Girl
A Book

by Stephanie McAfee

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-02-07
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 1101575050
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Graciela "Ace" Jones is mad-mad at her best friend Lilly who cancels their annual trip to Panama City for mysterious reasons; at her boss Catherine for "riding her ass like a fat lady on a Rascal scooter;" at her friend Chloe's abusive husband; and especially at Mason McKenzie, the love of her life, who has shown up with a marriage proposal one year too late. Ace is never mad, though, at her near-constant companion, an adorable chiweenie dog named Buster Loo. Ace's anger begins to dissipate as she takes matters into her own hands to take down Chloe's philandering husband-and to get to the bottom of a multitude of other scandals plaguing Bugtussle, Mississippi. Then, she starts to realize that maybe Mason deserves a second chance after all. With a sharp and distinctive voice, Stephanie McAfee delivers a hilarious and fast-paced tale about Ace Jones and her two best friends-thick as thieves and tough as nails-navigating Southern small-town politics and prejudices, finding love, and standing up for each other all the way.

The Continent

The Continent
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1884
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language

A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language
Incorporating the Labours of Sheridan and Walker, So Far as Their Examples are in Accordance with the True Principles of Orthoepy and Established Usage : and Comprising Above Fifty Thousand Additional Words : Also a Key to the Pronunciation of Classical and Scripture Proper Names

by Sheridan,Walker,James Knowles

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1850
  • Pages : 791
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language

A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language
Incorporating the Labours of Sheridan and Walker ... Also a Key to the Pronunciation of Classical and Scripture Proper Names

by James Knowles

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1851
  • Pages : 790
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Enchantment of Annelle

The Enchantment of Annelle
Illustrated and Edited by Cheryl Colella

by Anita Colella; Cheryl Colella

  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release : 2010-07-22
  • Pages : 56
  • ISBN : 1481792180
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Annelle is a very selfish and greedy girl. Whilst out one day, she accidently stumbles across a treasure trove and through her greed and selfishness is trapped in a dilapidated castle, magically transformed into a dragon. Who is the Golden Butterfly? Can she break the spell before sunset, or will Annelle remain a dragon forever?

Mad, a novel

Mad, a novel
A Book

by James Cyprian Canby Biddle- Cope (marq.)

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1887
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Rook's Dene

Rook's Dene
A Book

by J W. Lamson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1876
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Temperance Chorister

The Temperance Chorister
A Book

by Thomas JARRATT (of Leicestershire Band of Hope Union.)

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1868
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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French Affairs

French Affairs
Letters from Paris

by Heinrich Heine

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1893
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Translation of Goethe's Faust, Ist and IInd Parts, by W. B. Clarke

Translation of Goethe's Faust, Ist and IInd Parts, by W. B. Clarke
A Book

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1865
  • Pages : 460
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Works of Heinrich Heine

The Works of Heinrich Heine
A Book

by Heinrich Heine

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1893
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Une vie

Une vie
A Book

by Guy de Maupassant

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1889
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Heinrich Heine's Book of Songs

Heinrich Heine's Book of Songs
A Book

by Heinrich Heine

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1856
  • Pages : 351
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Dictionary of the English Language Exhibiting the Origin, Orthography, Pronunciation and Definitions of Words

A Dictionary of the English Language Exhibiting the Origin, Orthography, Pronunciation and Definitions of Words
A Book

by Noah Webster

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1856
  • Pages : 1264
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Massingers; Or, the Evils of Mixed Marriages. By M. A. D. [A Novel.]

The Massingers; Or, the Evils of Mixed Marriages. By M. A. D. [A Novel.]
A Book

by M. A. D.

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1862
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Domino

Domino
A Book

by Ross King

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2011-04-30
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 144646668X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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By the author of the acclaimed Brunelleschi's Dome. After meeting the mysterious and beautiful Lady Beauclair at a society ball, George Cautley, a hapless young artist adrift in the gilded world of 1770s London, paints her portrait. She, in turn, tells him the scandalous story of Tristano, a castrato singer in Handel's opera company fifty years before. But Cautley also meets the eminent painter Sir Endymion Starker that same evening and his mistress, Eleanora, who has another tragic tale to tell, one that will have George unwittingly re-enacting the fate of Tristano...