Die Ehefrau

Roman

Author: Meg Wolitzer

Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag

ISBN: 3832189297

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 2173

Joan Castleman hat ihrem Mann alles geopfert – sogar ihr Talent. Sie führt ein Leben in zweiter Reihe, ein Leben als Mutter und Muse. Sie ist die Frau des berühmten Schriftstellers Joe Castleman. Einst war er ihr Dozent für Kreatives Schreiben und sie seine begabteste Studentin. Ihm zuliebe hat sie ihre Karriere aufgegeben. Nun, Jahre später, steht Joe vor der Krönung der seinen: Ihm soll der renommierte Helsinki-Preis verliehen werden. Für Joan ist das der Anlass, während des langen Fluges zur Preisverleihung ihre Ehe zu rekapitulieren. Sie nimmt den Leser mit an den Anfang der Beziehung ins Amerika der Fünfzigerjahre – und führt ihn in die literarischen Zirkel der Achtzigerjahre. Vor allem aber hinterfragt sie ihre Rolle als Ehefrau, in der sie Joe hassen gelernt hat – nicht nur seiner zahlreichen Seitensprünge wegen. Die eigentliche Demütigung ist ganz anderer Natur ... Mit hintergründigem Witz entwickelt Meg Wolitzer die Psychologie einer zerrütteten Ehe mit einem meisterhaften Gespür für die Abgründe, die in ganz alltäglichen zwischenmenschlichen Beziehungen liegen. ›Die Ehefrau‹ wurde mit Glenn Close und Jonathan Pryce in den Hauptrollen unter dem Titel ›Die Frau des Nobelpreisträgers – The Wife‹ verfilmt. Filmstart in den deutschen Kinos: 3. Januar 2019

The Wife

Thriller

Author: Alafair Burke

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841217265

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 8490

Sein Skandal – ihr Geheimnis. »Von einem Moment auf den anderen verwandelte ich mich in die Frau, die alles für ihren Mann tun würde – wirklich alles.« Als Angela den attraktiven Jason Powell trifft, denkt sie nicht, dass der renommierte Wirtschaftsprofessor sich für sie interessieren könnte, doch zu ihrer Überraschung verliebt sich Jason in sie. Er heiratet sie und nimmt ihren Sohn auf, als wäre es sein eigener. Endlich glaubt Angela, ihre dunkle Vergangenheit hinter sich lassen zu können. Sechs Jahre später ist Jason dank eines Buches zu einem Star geworden – und eine junge Studentin wirft ihm vor, sie sexuell belästigt zu haben. Jason behauptet, unschuldig zu sein, aber dann verschwindet die Studentin spurlos, und Angela wird in einen Strudel aus Schuld und Verdächtigungen gezogen. Ein Thriller, der Maßstäbe setzt. „Burkes weibliche Figuren nehmen den Leser sofort für sich ein.“ Gillian Flynn

The Wife Between Us

Wer ist sie wirklich?

Author: Greer Hendricks,Sarah Pekkanen

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644401497

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 1478

Drei Frauen, ein Mann. Viele Geheimnisse. Und nur eine Wahrheit. Vanessa: Das perfekte Leben, das war einmal. Seit der Scheidung von Richard ist sie ein Wrack. Nur ein Gedanke hält sie aufrecht: seine Hochzeit mit der anderen zu verhindern. Nellie schwebt im siebten Himmel: Ausgerechnet sie, die alles andere als ein aufregendes Leben führt, hat sich der attraktive, charismatische Richard ausgesucht. Alles wäre perfekt, gäbe es da nicht Dinge, die aus dem neuen Heim verschwinden. Und diese Frau, die sie beobachtet. Emma: «Ich weiß, du wirst mir nicht glauben, aber du musst die Wahrheit über Richard erfahren.» So beginnt der Brief, den sie eines Tages erhält. Emma ist skeptisch, jeder weiß, dass Nellie von Richard besessen ist. Und wohin das führen könnte ... Das Buch verkaufte sich in 30 Länder, stieg sofort an der Spitze der New-York-Times-Bestsellerliste ein und wird von DreamWorks verfilmt.

The Wife. Schütze, wen du liebst

Roman

Author: Hollie Overton

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641227984

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 8464

Kristy arbeitet im Todestrakt eines Hochsicherheitsgefängnisses. Kein Traumjob, aber die alleinstehende Mutter muss nicht nur für ihren Sohn, sondern auch für ihren kranken Vater sorgen. Kristys Schicksal scheint sich zu wenden, als sie den charmanten Lance kennenlernt, und er sie bittet, seine Frau zu werden. Kristy sagt überglücklich ja. Doch Lance ist ein perfider Sadist, der seiner Frau das Leben zur Hölle macht. Aber als er auch ihren Sohn und ihren Vater bedroht, geht er zu weit. Kristy hat in ihrem Job viel über Mord und Totschlag gelernt – und sie würde alles tun, um ihre Familie zu schützen. Wirklich alles ...

Ovid's Art and the Wife of Bath

The Ethics of Erotic Violence

Author: Marilynn Desmond

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801473173

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 206

View: 5964

Ovid's Art and the Wife of Bath examines how Ovid's Ars amatoria shaped the erotic discourses of the medieval West. The Ars amatoria circulated in medieval France and England as an authoritative treatise on desire; consequently, the sexualities of the medieval West are haunted by the imperial Roman constructions of desire that emerge from Ovid's text. The Ars amatoria ironically proposes the erotic potential of violence, and this aspect of the Ars proved to be enormously influential. Ovid's discourse on erotic violence provides a script for Heloise's epistolary expression of desire for Abelard. The Roman de la Rose extends the directives of the Ars with a rhetorical flourish and poetic excess that tests the limits of Ovidian irony. While Christine de Pizan critiqued the representations of erotic violence in the Rose, Chaucer appropriates the Ovidian discourse from the Roman de la Rose to construct the Wife of Bath—a female figure that today's readers find uncannily familiar. Well written and provocative, this book will interest scholars of premodern literature, especially those who work on Medieval English and French, as well as classical, texts. Marilynn Desmond draws on feminist and queer theory, which places Ovid's Art and the Wife of Bath at the cutting edge of debates in gender and sexuality.

Chaucer: The Wife of Bath's Prologue CD-ROM Manual

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer,P. Robinson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521565950

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 80

View: 4822

The Wife of Bath's Prologue on CD-ROM is the initial release in The Canterbury Tales on CD-ROM from Cambridge. The disk presents transcriptions, collations and digitized images of all 58 pre-1500 manuscript and print versions of Geoffrey Chaucer's famous poem - an important section of The Canterbury Tales. We provide on a single disk the material which Chaucer scholars have until now had to travel around the world to view in different libraries. The software allows sophisticated searches of all the witnesses of The Wife of Bath's Prologue simultaneously, giving scholars rapid access to a large archive of information of a kind never before realised.

The Wife

Author: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Publisher: 1st World Publishing

ISBN: 9781595400048

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 1087

Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. 1st World Library-Literary Society is a non-profit educational organization. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG The author is well aware that whosoever discusses historical mysteries pleases the public best by being quite sure, and offering a definite and certain solution. Unluckily Science forbids, and conscience is on the same side. We verily do not know how the false Pucelle arrived at her success with the family of the true Maid; we do not know, or pretend to know, who killed Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey; or how Amy Robsart came by her death; or why the Valet was so important a prisoner. It is only possible to restate the cases, and remove, if we may, the errors and confusions which beset the problems. Such a tiny point as the year of Amy Robsart's marriage is stated variously by our historians. To ascertain the truth gave the author half a day's work, and, at last, he would have voted for the wrong year, had he not been aided by the superior acuteness of his friend, Mr. Hay Fleming. He feels morally certain that, in trying to set historians right about Amy Robsart, he must have committed some conspicuous blunders; these always attend such enterprises of rectification.

The Wife

A Novel

Author: Meg Wolitzer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416584889

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 7541

Now a major motion picture starring Glenn Close in her Golden Globe-winning role! One of bestselling author Meg Wolitzer’s most beloved books—an “acerbically funny” (Entertainment Weekly) and “intelligent…portrait of deception” (The New York Times). The Wife is the story of the long and stormy marriage between a world-famous novelist, Joe Castleman, and his wife Joan, and the secret they’ve kept for decades. The novel opens just as Joe is about to receive a prestigious international award, The Helsinki Prize, to honor his career as one of America’s preeminent novelists. Joan, who has spent forty years subjugating her own literary talents to fan the flames of his career, finally decides to stop. Important and ambitious, The Wife is a sharp-eyed and compulsively readable story about a woman forced to confront the sacrifices she’s made in order to achieve the life she thought she wanted. “A rollicking, perfectly pitched triumph…Wolitzer’s talent for comedy of manners reaches a heady high” (Los Angeles Times), in this wise and candid look at the choices all men and women make—in marriage, work, and life.

The Wife

Author: N.A

Publisher: ITBM

ISBN: 9830687775

Category: Malay fiction

Page: 281

View: 6635


The Wife

A Tale of Mantua, a Play in Five Acts

Author: James Sheridan Knowles

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English drama

Page: 68

View: 5317


The Wife

Author: Anne O. Nimmus

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499045557

Category:

Page: 274

View: 2942

This is my memoir. I know what you're thinking--what kind of an unexceptional egocentric thirty-something-year-old writes a memoir? I'll tell you--someone that had life figured out by kindergarten and, by college, was destined to take on the world with a certifiably impenetrable heart. I was religiously raised thinking that I would never ever screw things up the way my parents had, and unlike most marriages, mine really was meant to be happily forever after, that's until I realized I am really just one in six billion. We aren't so different. I am no stranger to love and fear.

Philip Allan Literature Guide (for A-Level): The Wife of Bath

Author: Richard Swan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444199838

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 96

View: 658

For study or revision, these guides are the perfect accompaniment to the set text, providing invaluable background and exam advice. Philip Allan Literature Guides (for A-level) offer succinct and accessible coverage of all key aspects of the set text and are designed to challenge and develop your knowledge, encouraging you to reach your full potential. Each full colour guide: Gives you the confidence that you know your set text inside out, with insightful coverage for you to develop your understanding of context, characters, quotations, themes and style Ensures you are fully prepared for your exams: each guide shows you how your set text will be measured against assessment objectives of the main specification Develops the skills you need to do well in your exams, with tasks and practice questions in the guide, and lots more completely free online, including podcasts, glossaries, sample essays and revision advice at www.philipallan.co.uk/literatureguidesonline

The Wife of Martin Guerre

Insight Text Guide

Author: Deborah Rechter

Publisher: Insight Publications

ISBN: 1920693165

Category:

Page: 72

View: 3438

Background and context - Style and structure - Chapter-by-chapter analysis - Relationships and characters - Themes and issues.

The Wife Legacy

Six Men of Alaska, #6

Author: Frankie Love,Chantel Seabrook

Publisher: Chantel Seabrook

ISBN: 1386600490

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8174

The world, at large, is in crisis but so is the marriage between Tia and her husbands. She thought she could trust them all but when one man betrays her, the cracks in the relationship are revealed. In a desperate, emotional finale to the Six Men of Alaska saga, Tia is faced with her worst enemy one last time. A gun is placed in someone's hands and the trigger is pulled. No one is safe and time is running out. When you play the lottery, you enter a deadly game. At least, you do when Christina Thorne is your wife. Love is a gamble, but this is one legacy worth betting on. The Wife Legacy is the final book in a six-book dystopian romance series, which must be read in order. The passion is high but the stakes are even higher. Tia and her rugged husbands are in the wilds of Alaska fighting for their lives - and for their love.

The Wife Campaign

Author: Regina Scott

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 0373829922

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 907

"Inspirational historical romance"--Spine.

The Wife of Jesus

Ancient Texts and Modern Scandals

Author: Anthony Le Donne

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780743068

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 1914

The idea that Jesus was married continues to incite fierce debate. But most who address the topic either dismiss the possibility or propound conspiracy theories. Amid the storm of controversy, Le Donne provides a haven of clarity and sense. Approaching the subject from a fresh, historical perspective, Le Donne places Jesus firmly within a socio-cultural context and, by investigating gender and marriage norms, provocatively argues that Jesus could well have been married – although not to Mary Magdalene.

The Tales of The Clerk and The Wife of Bath

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134989423

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 218

View: 5965

The first feminist edition of these two tales. Wynne-Davies addresses the social and cultural context of the poems' production in a critical commentary to the texts. Also includes a line by line gloss and a historical introduction.