The Invention of Wings
Author : Sue Monk Kidd
Publisher : Penguin
Release :2015
Total pages :373
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780143121701
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"The story follows Hetty "Handful" Grimke, a Charleston slave, and Sarah, the daughter of the wealthy Grimke family. The novel begins on Sarah's eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership over Handful, who is to be her handmaid. "The Invention of Wings" follows the next thirty-five years of their lives. Inspired in part by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke (a feminist, suffragist and, importantly, an abolitionist), Kidd allows herself to go beyond the record to flesh out the inner lives of all the characters, both real and imagined"--Provided by publisher.

The Invention of Wings
Author : Sue Monk Kidd
Publisher : Penguin
Release :2014-01-07
Total pages :400
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780698152427
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From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees and the forthcoming novel The Book of Longings, a novel about two unforgettable American women. Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world. Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women. Kidd’s sweeping novel is set in motion on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next thirty five years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other’s destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love. As the stories build to a riveting climax, Handful will endure loss and sorrow, finding courage and a sense of self in the process. Sarah will experience crushed hopes, betrayal, unrequited love, and ostracism before leaving Charleston to find her place alongside her fearless younger sister, Angelina, as one of the early pioneers in the abolition and women’s rights movements. Inspired by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke, Kidd goes beyond the record to flesh out the rich interior lives of all of her characters, both real and invented, including Handful’s cunning mother, Charlotte, who courts danger in her search for something better. This exquisitely written novel is a triumph of storytelling that looks with unswerving eyes at a devastating wound in American history, through women whose struggles for liberation, empowerment, and expression will leave no reader unmoved.

Summary of the Invention of Wings
Author : Sue Monk Kidd,Instaread
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Release :2016-05-05
Total pages :30
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1533124469
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Summary of The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd | Includes Analysis PLEASE NOTE: This is an unofficial summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread: * Summary of entire book * Introduction to the Important People in the book * Analysis of the Themes and Author's Style Preview of this Instaread: The Invention of Wings is a moving novel inspired by the historical figure of Sarah Grimké. The book is written from the points of view of the two main characters, Sarah and Handful. The story is told in alternating narratives and spans thirty-five years of their lives. Sarah is the daughter of John and Mary Grimké, members of high society in Charleston, South Carolina. At a young age, Sarah witnesses the whipping of a slave. This upsets her so much that it causes her to have a stuttering problem. This affliction comes and goes at different times. Handful is a ten-year- old slave girl who is given to Sarah on her eleventh birthday. Handful, who is the daughter of the seamstress, Charlotte, is to be Sarah's personal handmaiden. Sarah is against the practice of slavery and is horrified to be named the owner of Handful. She wants to give Handful back... About the Author With Instaread, you can get the summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, summarize and analyze it for your convenience.

The Invention of Wings - Trivia King!
Author : G Whiz
Publisher : GWhizBooks.com
Release :2014-05-26
Total pages :329
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781498911757
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The Invention of Wings - True or False?
Author : G Whiz
Publisher : 101BookFacts.com (pub-5999650418488591)
Release :2014-04-25
Total pages :329
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781498953016
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The Invention of Wings - True or False? & Trivia King!
Author : G Whiz
Publisher : GWhizBooks.com
Release :2014-05-23
Total pages :329
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781498928847
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The Invention of Wings - 101 Amazing Facts & Trivia King!
Author : G Whiz
Publisher : GWhizBooks.com
Release :2014-05-23
Total pages :329
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781498929530
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THE INVENTION OF WINGS: Exclusive Free Chapter Sampler
Author : Sue Monk Kidd
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release :2014-01-02
Total pages :23
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781472220448
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An exclusive free sample chapter from THE INVENTION OF WINGS... From the celebrated author of the international bestseller THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES comes an extraordinary novel about two exceptional women. Sarah Grimké is the middle daughter. The one her mother calls difficult and her father calls remarkable. On Sarah's eleventh birthday, Hetty 'Handful' Grimké is taken from the slave quarters she shares with her mother, wrapped in lavender ribbons, and presented to Sarah as a gift. Sarah knows what she does next will unleash a world of trouble. She also knows that she cannot accept. And so, indeed, the trouble begins ... A powerful, sweeping novel, inspired by real events, and set in the American Deep South in the nineteenth century, THE INVENTION OF WINGS evokes a world of shocking contrasts, of beauty and ugliness, of righteous people living daily with cruelty they fail to recognise; and celebrates the power of friendship and sisterhood against all the odds.

Summary of The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
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Publisher : Instaread
Release :2015-12-31
Total pages :38
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
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The Invention of Wings - 101 Amazing Facts You Didn't Know
Author : G Whiz
Publisher : 101BookFacts.com (pub-5999650418488591)
Release :2014-03-01
Total pages :329
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781311841070
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Wings of Madness
Author : Paul Hoffman
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Release :2003
Total pages :369
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781841153681
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"By the turn of the century, Santos-Dumont had moved to Paris. Soon, the dashing and impeccably dressed aeronaut was barhopping around the city in a one-man dirigible he invented, circling above crowds and crashing into rooftops. Eventually, he would join the world-wide competition to build the first true airplane. Once he succeeded, the press hailed him as the man who had conquered the air. (Because the Wright brothers worked in near secrecy, word of their first flights had not widely reached Europe when Santos-Dumon took to the skies.) His picture appeared on cigar boxes and dinner plates and he dined regularly with the Cartiers, the Rothschilds, and the Roosevelts, hosting "aerial dinners" in which his guests ate at an elevated table so they could imagine how it felt to be above the world." "But all would change after Santos-Dumont witnessed the destructive capacity of flying machines in World War I."--BOOK JACKET.

The Book of Longings
Author : Sue Monk Kidd
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release :2020-04-21
Total pages :352
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781472232526
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FROM THE NUMBER ONE New York Times BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF The Secret Life of Bees AND The Invention of Wings 'Superlative . . . From a writer at the top of her game . . . A practically perfect historical novel' New York Journal of Books 'A bold, imaginative reworking' Sunday Times 'Brilliant . . . Brava!" The Daily Mail 'Fascinating . . . Clever, rebellious Ana is a memorable character' The Times 'I am Ana. I was the wife of Jesus.' Ana is a rebellious young woman, a gifted writer with a curious, brilliant mind, who writes secret narratives about the neglected and silenced women around her. Raised in a wealthy family in Galilee, she is sheltered from the brutality of Rome's occupation of Israel. Ana is expected to marry an elderly widower to further her father's ambitions, a prospect that horrifies her. A chance encounter with the eighteen-year-old Jesus changes everything: his ideas and his passion are intoxicating. Taking Ana on a journey she could never have imagined, The Book of Longings is a glorious evocation of a time and a place where astounding events unfolded, and of one woman's fate when she fights to make her voice heard. 'One of my favourites' Alicia Keys 'I kept having to close this novel and breathe deeply, again and again . . . It is a true masterpiece' Glennon Doyle, author of Untamed 'Unleashes the reader's imagination with glorious evocations of extraordinary times and places, allowing our minds to roam . . . Original, challenging, beautiful' Adele Parks, Platinum 'Compelling . . . Ana is a truly wonderful character, strong and inspiring, and her life story so captivating that it swept me along' Good Housekeeping Over 10 million readers have devoured Sue Monk Kidd's novels. Here's why: 'A wonderful book . . . Funny, sad and full of incident' Daily Telegraph 'Wonderfully written, poignant and humorous' Joanna Trollope 'Masterly . . . A story about empowering women to change the world . . . A remarkable novel' Chicago Tribune

Aircraft and Submarines: The Story of the Invention, Development, and Present-Day Uses of War's Newest Weapons
Author : Willis John Abbot
Publisher : Library of Alexandria
Release :1918
Total pages :388
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781465504920
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The Inventor's Bible, 3rd Edition
Author : Ronald Louis Docie, Sr.
Publisher : Ten Speed Press
Release :2011-12-21
Total pages :329
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781607741961
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The following description refers to an outdated version of the book. Please see The Inventor's Bible, Fourth Edition, for the most current edition. The Definitive Guide for Inventors Features the PATENT AND NEW PRODUCT MARKETING WORKBOOK that takes you step-by-step through: • Protecting Your Idea (choosing the right steps) • Patenting (how, when, and why) • Selecting Manufacturers (that will do the best job) • Finding the Best Markets (and expanding opportunities) • Developing a Strategy and Market Plan (that fits perfectly into business plans) • Presenting Your Invention to Companies (without getting ripped off) • Negotiating the Best Deal (and how to hire the best advisors) From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Montgolfier Brothers and the Invention of Aviation 1783-1784
Author : Charles Coulston Gillispie
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release :2014-07-14
Total pages :232
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781400855209
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This vividly illustrated book introduces the reader to the brothers Montgolfier, who launched the first hotair balloon in Annonay, France on 4 June 1783. Originally published in 1983. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Invention of Love
Author : Tom Stoppard
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Release :2013-03-21
Total pages :112
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780571300822
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It is 1936 and A. E. Housman is being ferried across the Styx, glad to be dead at last. His memories, however, are dramatically if confusedly alive. The river which flows through Tom Stoppard's play connects Hades with the Oxford of Housman's early manhood where High Victorianism in art, literature and morality is being challenged by the Aesthetic movement and an Irish student called Wilde is preparing to burst on to the London scene... The Invention of Love premiered at the National Theatre, London, in September 1997.

The Invention of God
Author : Bill Lauritzen
Publisher : Earth360.com
Release :2011-01-15
Total pages :152
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780978754334
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How did mythology and religion first begin? Where did the ideas of “God,” “spirit” and “soul” come from? The author takes us to ancient times, showing us how early humans struggled to make sense of the world around them. Drawing on history, geology, volcanology, anthropology, chemistry, astronomy, archeology, oceanography, biology and cognitive science, the author reveals the surprising true meaning of our most sacred stories. “Bill Lauritzen is some kind of genius.” Sir Arthur C. Clarke. “Anyone interested in science and religion should read this book.” Dr. Elizabeth Loftus, Ph.D., psychologist, UC Irvine. “Bill Lauritzen has systematically analyzed, from an original viewpoint, the historic sources related to the origins of religion. He summarized his research in this interesting and thought-provoking book.” Mamikon Mnatsakanian, Ph.D, astrophysicist and mathematician, California Institute of Technology.

The Invention of Secrecy
Author : David Citino
Publisher : Ohio State University Press
Release :2001
Total pages :76
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0814208630
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In The Invention of Secrecy, his eleventh collection of poetry, David Citino searches near and far -- in his native Ohio, illuminated suddenly by a cosmic messenger; in Italy and Egypt, ancient and new; in Tibet; even in prehistoric and preliterary times -- seeking answers to the most human questions: What did we reverence in the past? What are our present obsessions? What does it mean to read one another? Must we always speak in our parents' voices? The underlying concern of these poems is the very notion of secrecy, and in his explorations Citino investigates the lives, and credentials, of our saints -- both secular and otherworldly. Ramses the Great, the prophet Hosea, the Roman emperor Vespasian, Caravaggio, the Wicked Witch of the West, Padre Pio, Mario Lanza, and Princess Diana are among the larger-than-life personages materializing on these pages. Continually in these poems, the past is read by light of the present and the present from perspectives of the past. Accessible yet ambitious, and treating all of history as the concern of those living today, these poems seek to measure the span of our lives and the distance that separates one life from another.

The Invention of Party Politics
Author : Gerald Leonard
Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
Release :2003-10-15
Total pages :344
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780807861318
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This ambitious work uncovers the constitutional foundations of that most essential institution of modern democracy, the political party. Taking on Richard Hofstadter's classic The Idea of a Party System, it rejects the standard view that Martin Van Buren and other Jacksonian politicians had the idea of a modern party system in mind when they built the original Democratic party. Grounded in an original retelling of Illinois politics of the 1820s and 1830s, the book also includes chapters that connect the state-level narrative to national history, from the birth of the Constitution to the Dred Scott case. In this reinterpretation, Jacksonian party-builders no longer anticipate twentieth-century political assumptions but draw on eighteenth-century constitutional theory to justify a party division between "the democracy" and "the aristocracy." Illinois is no longer a frontier latecomer to democratic party organization but a laboratory in which politicians use Van Buren's version of the Constitution, states' rights, and popular sovereignty to reeducate a people who had traditionally opposed party organization. The modern two-party system is no longer firmly in place by 1840. Instead, the system remains captive to the constitutional commitments on which the Democrats and Whigs founded themselves, even as the specter of sectional crisis haunts the parties' constitutional visions.

The Invention of the Newspaper
Author : Joad Raymond
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release :2005
Total pages :379
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 019928234X
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The first weekly English newsbooks appeared in November 1641, on the eve of the civil war. Though they provoked animosity and fanned the flames of civil war, they have survived almost without interruption to the present day, transformed into the modern newspaper. The Invention of the Newspaper is the first detailed account of the origins and early development of the English newspaper, using a wealth of new evidence to show the causes of the first newsbooks, and their many and complex roles in the turbulent society in which they participated. Newsbooks were widely read and exerted considerable influence not only over immediate perceptions of news, but also over subsequent histories of the seventeenth-century, extending even to the present day. Using and synthesizing approaches from literary criticism, history, and the "sociology of texts," The Invention of the Newspaper shows how newsbooks transformed print culture, fed the public hunger for news, and in turn created a market for news periodical. Charting the newsbook's development as a form and a commercial enterprise, its literary qualities, and its relationship to other means of communication, The Invention of the Newspaper shows the newsbook's gradual and irresistible dominance of the market for information.