Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands

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Author: Mary Seacole

Publisher: 谷月社

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 172

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I was born in the town of Kingston, in the island of Jamaica, some time in the present century. As a female, and a widow, I may be well excused giving the precise date of this important event. But I do not mind confessing that the century and myself were both young together, and that we have grown side by side into age and consequence. I am a Creole, and have good Scotch blood coursing in my veins. My father was a soldier, of an old Scotch family; and to him I often trace my affection for a camp-life, and my sympathy with what I have heard my friends call “the pomp, pride, and circumstance of glorious war.” Many people have also traced to my Scotch blood that energy and activity which are not always found in the Creole race, and which have carried me to so many [Pg 2] varied scenes: and perhaps they are right. I have often heard the term “lazy Creole” applied to my country people; but I am sure I do not know what it is to be indolent. All my life long I have followed the impulse which led me to be up and doing; and so far from resting idle anywhere, I have never wanted inclination to rove, nor will powerful enough to find a way to carry out my wishes. That these qualities have led me into many countries, and brought me into some strange and amusing adventures, the reader, if he or she has the patience to get through this book, will see. Some people, indeed, have called me quite a female Ulysses. I believe that they intended it as a compliment; but from my experience of the Greeks, I do not consider it a very flattering one. It is not my intention to dwell at any length upon the recollections of my childhood. My mother kept a boarding-house in Kingston, and was, like very many of the Creole women, an admirable doctress; in high repute with the officers of both services, and their wives, who were from time to time stationed at Kingston. It was very natural that I should inherit her tastes; and so I had from early youth a yearning for medical knowledge and practice which has never deserted me. When I was a very young child I was taken by an old lady, who brought me up in her household among her own grandchildren, and who could scarcely have shown me more kindness had I been one of them; indeed, I was so spoiled by my kind patroness that, but for being frequently with my mother, I might very likely have grown up idle and useless. But I saw so much of her, and of her patients, that the ambition to become a doctress early took firm root in my mind; and I was very [Pg 3] young when I began to make use of the little knowledge I had acquired from watching my mother...

Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands

Author: Seacole Mary

Publisher: Hardpress Publishing

ISBN: 9781318879052

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Page: 200

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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands

Author: William Howard Russell

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781722259129

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Page: 160

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Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands by William Howard Russell CHAPTER I. MY BIRTH AND PARENTAGE-EARLY TASTES AND TRAVELS-MARRIAGE, AND WIDOWHOOD. I was born in the town of Kingston, in the island of Jamaica, some time in the present century. As a female, and a widow, I may be well excused giving the precise date of this important event. But I do not mind confessing that the century and myself were both young together, and that we have grown side by side into age and consequence. I am a Creole, and have good Scotch blood coursing in my veins. My father was a soldier, of an old Scotch family; and to him I often trace my affection for a camp-life, and my sympathy with what I have heard my friends call "the pomp, pride, and circumstance of glorious war." Many people have also traced to my Scotch blood that energy and activity which are not always found in the Creole race, and which have carried me to so many varied scenes: and perhaps they are right. I have often heard the term "lazy Creole" applied to my country people; but I am sure I do not know what it is to be indolent. All my life long I have followed the impulse which led me to be up and doing; and so far from resting idle anywhere, I have never wanted inclination to rove, nor will powerful enough to find a way to carry out my wishes. That these qualities have led me into many countries, and brought me into some strange and amusing adventures, the reader, if he or she has the patience to get through this book, will see. Some people, indeed, have called me quite a female Ulysses. I believe that they intended it as a compliment; but from my experience of the Greeks, I do not consider it a very flattering one... We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.

The Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Mary Seacole in Many Lands

The Autobiography of a Black Nurse in the Crimean War (History of Nursing Series)

Author: Mary Seacole

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781722423063

Category:

Page: 194

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This "History of Nursing Edition" by Squid Ink Classics includes the full text of the original work plus MLA style citations for scholarly secondary sources, peer-reviewed journal articles and critical essays for when your teacher requires extra resources in MLA format for your research paper.This work is a primary source document that can help nursing students in their study of the history of nursing, a foundational course in all college nursing programs. Primary sources such as the ones published in this series are the raw materials of history. They are the original documents that were created at the time under study. These types of sources are accounts or interpretations of events created by nurses and others with firsthand experience such as Florence Nightingale, Clara Barton, Mary Seacole, Adelaide Nutting and other nurses and professionals at the time who helped to establish the field of nursing. Examining primary sources such as those contained in this series gives students a powerful sense of history and the complexity of the past, especially as they pertain to the profession of nursing. Nursing history has been part of nursing curricula for many years. Its relevance to the education of nurses has a significant place in the curriculum and this series has been developed with these nursing students in mind. For students studying the history of nursing, primary source material such as found in this series offer entry points to many topics in the field of nursing.

Kind aller Länder

Roman

Author: Irmgard Keun

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462315374

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 9970

Erstmals 1938 erschienen: die abenteuerliche Geschichte vom Leben der zehnjährigen Kully im Exil – von ihr selbst erzählt Irmgard Keun war schon eine Bestsellerautorin, als ihre Bücher in Deutschland verboten wurden. Sie ging ins Exil nach Ostende, traf dort Joseph Roth, begann eine leidenschaftliche Affäre mit ihm – und diesen Roman. Keun lässt die zehnjährige Kully von ihrem aufregenden Leben in der Emigration erzählen. Ihr leichtfertiger, spiel- und verschwendungssüchtiger Vater steckt als Schriftsteller ständig in Geldnöten, die liebevolle Mutter ist oft mit der Tochter allein und amüsiert sich anderweitig. Da seine Bücher in Deutschland verboten sind, lebt der Vater von Zeitungsartikeln und immer neuen Vorschüssen seiner Auslandsverlage – und ist ständig auf der Jagd nach Bargeld. Seine Beschaffungstouren führen ihn quer durch Europa, von Brüssel über Lemberg nach Prag, Paris, Nizza und sogar nach New York. Mutter und Tochter lässt er meist in Hotels zurück, wo Rechnungen zu begleichen und ständig Ausreden gefordert sind. In einem ungekünstelten Erzählton, kindlich naiv und doch erstaunlich abgeklärt und von umwerfender Komik, nimmt Kully uns mit in ihr rast- und heimatloses, aber abenteuerliches Leben. Sie erkennt die Schwächen ihrer Eltern genau und betrachtet sie doch voller Liebe. Und sie gibt tiefe Einblicke in die Situation der Emigranten in Europa. Gleichzeitig ist dieser Roman, erschienen in Amsterdam 1938, ein anrührendes Porträt des Paars, das Joseph Roth und Irmgard Keun einmal waren, und von dem Volker Weidermann in seinem Buch »Ostende. 1936, Sommer der Freundschaft« so lebendig erzählt hat.

Enacting Englishness in the Victorian Period

Colonialism and the Politics of Performance

Author: Angelia Poon

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754658481

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 174

View: 3933

Angelia Poon examines the ways in which British colonial authority in the nineteenth century was predicated on its being rendered in ways that were recognizably 'English'. Reading a range of texts by authors that include Charlotte Brontë, Mary Seacole, Charles Dickens, Rudyard Kipling, and H. Rider Haggard, Enacting Englishness in the Victorian Period focuses on the strategies-narrative, illustrative, and rhetorical- used to perform English subjectivity during the time of the British Empire.

1918 - Die Welt im Fieber

Wie die Spanische Grippe die Gesellschaft veränderte

Author: Laura Spinney

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446259589

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 3949

Der Erste Weltkrieg geht zu Ende, und eine weitere Katastrophe fordert viele Millionen Tote: die Spanische Grippe. Binnen weniger Wochen erkrankt ein Drittel der Weltbevölkerung. Trotzdem sind die Auswirkungen auf Gesellschaft, Politik und Kultur weitgehend unbekannt. Ob in Europa, Asien oder Afrika, an vielen Orten brachte die Grippe die Machtverhältnisse ins Wanken, womöglich beeinflusste sie die Verhandlung des Versailler Vertrags und verursachte Modernisierungsbewegungen. Anhand von Schicksalen auf der ganzen Welt öffnet Laura Spinney das Panorama dieser Epoche. Sie füllt eine klaffende Lücke in der Geschichtsschreibung und erlaubt einen völlig neuen Blick auf das Schicksalsjahr 1918.

English Alive!

Nelson Thornes Caribbean English

Author: Alan Etherton

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748785322

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 240

View: 7066

"English Alive! is a series designed specifically to meet the needs of English students in Caribbean secondary schools. The book covers the key areas of reading comprehension, listening and speaking, writing grammar and language usage and vocabulary development. Particular attention is given to the often challenging area of poetry. The book also covers common errors made by students. A reference section contains verb tables, including a section on tenses (notoriously difficult for learners), irregular verbs and a glossary of language words and literary terms,"--page [4] of cover.

Colonial Lives Across the British Empire

Imperial Careering in the Long Nineteenth Century

Author: David Lambert,Alan Lester

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521847702

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 376

View: 2105

A series of portraits of 'imperial lives' to rethink the history of the British Empire in the nineteenth century.

The Oxford Companion to English Literature

Author: Dinah Birch

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191030848

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1184

View: 1437

The Oxford Companion to English Literature has long been established as the leading reference resource for students, teachers, scholars, and general readers of English literature. It provides unrivalled coverage of all aspects of English literature - from writers, their works, and the historical and cultural context in which they wrote, to critics, literary theory, and allusions. For the seventh edition, the Companion has been thoroughly revised and updated to meet the needs and concerns of today's students and general readers. Over 1,000 new entries have been added, ranging from new writers - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Patrick Marber, David Mitchell, Arundhati Roy - to increased coverage of writers and literary movements from around the world. Coverage of American literature has been substantially increased, with new entries on writers such as Cormac McCarthy and Amy Tan and on movements and publications. Contextual and historical coverage has also been expanded, with new entries on European history and culture, post-colonial literature, as well as writers and literary movements from around the world that have influenced English literature. The Companion has always been a quick and dependable source of reference for students, and the new edition confirms its pre-eminent role as the go-to resource of first choice. All entries have been reviewed, and details of new works, biographies, and criticism have been brought right up to date. So also has coverage of the themes, approaches and concepts encountered by students today, from terms to articles on literary theory and theorists. There is increased coverage of writers from around the world, as well as from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, and of contextual topics, including film and television, music, and art. Cross-referencing has been thoroughly updated, with stronger linking from writers to thematic and conceptual entries. Meanwhile coverage of popular genres such as children's literature, science fiction, biography, reportage, crime fiction, fantasy or travel literature has been increased substantially, with new entries on writers from Philip Pullman to Anne Frank and from Anais Nin to Douglas Adams. The seventh edition of this classic Companion - now under the editorship of Dinah Birch, assisted by a team of 28 distinguished associate editors, and over 150 contributors - ensures that it retains its status as the most authoritative, informative, and accessible guide to literature available.

New Directions in Nursing History

International Perspectives

Author: Susan McGann,Barbara Mortimer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134408498

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 9314

This collection of essays reflects the current interdisciplinary and international nature of the history of nursing scholarship. Covering a range from the eighteenth to the twentieth century, this book draws on research from eleven different countries to address: the issues of professionalism within nursing the social and ethical issues which are woven into the relationship between the nurse/midwife and her patient/client the trans-cultural dimensions nurses create when they move from one culture to another and the recent developments in historiography.

Erinnerungen

Author: Hans Dietrich Genscher

Publisher: Siedler Verlag

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1086

View: 9688


Ich kann mir alles merken.

Nur nicht mehr so lange

Author: Nora Ephron

Publisher: Limes Verlag

ISBN: 3641070872

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 9987

Dieses Buch geht uns alle an! Wenn man jung ist, lacht man darüber, dass man in die Küche gegangen ist und sich nicht mehr daran erinnert, was man dort wollte. Oder dass man sorgfältig eine Einkaufsliste geschrieben und sie dann aber vergessen hat. Und dann wird man älter ... Früher drohten die vielen Erinnerungen ihre „geistige Festplatte“ zu sprengen; beim Älterwerden spürt Nora Ephron, dass die Speicher sich zu leeren beginnen. Und diese Erfahrung machen wir irgendwann alle. Mit viel Wortwitz zeigt Hollywoods erfolgreichste Drehbuchautorin einmal mehr, wie gut sie es versteht, die Gedanken und Wünsche von Frauen in Worte zu fassen. Mit unnachahmlicher Selbstironie schreibt sie über gestern, heute und morgen, über Familie und Beruf, Vertrauen und Enttäuschung, Erfolg und Desaster. Der Hals lügt immer noch nie. Und Nora Ephron lügt uns nicht an: Altwerden ist nicht einfach, aber einfach schön verrückt! Herzenswärme und hintergründiger Humor von Hollywoods Kultautorin. Nora Ephron weiß, was Frauen wollen!