Author: C. S. Johnson
Publisher: C. S. Johnson
Release Date: 2017-07-07
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
“You’re crazy,” Rose said. “He knows, of all people, how I feel about love.” “And he is the one person, of all people, who is determined to get past the barriers you have in your heart.” Rose shook her head. “He won’t.” Rose, the Princess of Rhone, doomed to fall into a sleeping death on her eighteenth birthday, has only ever wanted two things in all her life: to be free of her curse, and to never fall in love. After securing the dragon's blood from the Serpent's Garden, Rose is confident she has all she needs to free herself from Magdalina's curse. But when Magdalina comes to offer Rose a new deal—one that would free her from her curse, while also eliminating future threats—Rose is forced to confront the truth of her feelings for Theo. As Theo's past and new troubles interrupt their journey back to Rhone, Rose knows she must make a devastating choice. Will she let herself fall in love? Or will she break her own heart instead? This novella series is an expanded retelling of the Sleeping Beauty, with new characters, new plot twists, and plenty of action and adventure, perfect for teen and young adult historical fantasy readers. Look for the conclusion of this saga in "Beauty's Gift."
Author: C. S. Johnson
Publisher: C. S. Johnson
Release Date: 2016-06-27
“You want to be free,” Theo told her. “But you don’t even allow yourself to dream of it, even with small things, like singing a song.” A new wave of anger, both at him and at herself, washed over her. “If I am free, I am free to refuse,” she muttered. “It’s not a matter of freedom, but fear.” “I am not afraid!” “Aren’t you?” Theo asked quietly. “No.” Rose waited to hear Theo argue with her. But he said nothing. In order to defeat the sorceress Magdalina, and free herself from her curse, Rose, the Princess of Rhone, has set out to find dragon’s blood. As she travels toward the Romani territory, where the Serpent’s Garden resides, she is accompanied by her faithful group of friends, including their newest member, Prince Philip of Einish. But when the group ends up shipwrecked on the small island of Maltia, they find themselves trapped without supplies and a way off the island. With time, money, and new enemies working against them, Rose remains determined despite her despair to rise to each challenge. But can she face the growing fear—and longing—inside herself? Sweet, suspenseful, and full of surprises, Beauty’s Quest is the second book in the Once Upon a Princess saga from C. S. Johnson. Enjoy Part II of this historical fantasy retelling of the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale!
Author: Andrea Lundgren
Publisher: Andrea Lundgren
Release Date: 2014-05-23
What if Briar Rose and Aurora were two different people, one the princess, the other her decoy... And what if the prince loved no one but himself... In this retelling of the tale of Sleeping Beauty, a kingdom is on the verge of a coup, and it will take a journalist and the son of a con-man to save them from the evil treachery of the princess' aunt...and to save the princess from the curse of a swift and memorable death. All they have to do is make sure the real princess never pricks her finger on a spindle...how hard could that be?
In "Beauty's Daughter," a woman struggles to free herself from her environment; in "Monster," bohemian life thrives on Manhattan's Lower East Side; and in "The Gimmick," a girl uses the library bookshelves to escape her surroundings.
Author: Joseph Allen Boone
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 1998-02-03
Genre: Literary Criticism
According to scholar Joseph Allen Boone, modern fiction with its strong currents of sexuality creates a poetics of the perverse with the power to influence how we think. Challenging common theories, Boone constructs a model for interpreting sexuality that reaches from Freud's theory of the libidinal instincts to Foucault's theory of sexual discourse. A landmark work in the study of modernist fiction and the study of sexuality and gender.
The book Kiss of the Beast: From Paris Salon to King Kong explores images of gorillas, wild beasts and monsters in art, film, science, literature and popular culture from the late nineteenth century to today. It examines humanity's highly charged relationship with primates and draws connections between debates about evolution, race, aesthetics and sex. Many incarnations of the 'beauty and the beast' tale in art and film unfold in Kiss of the Beast - from French artist Emmanuel Frémiet's sculptures of a gorilla carrying off a woman of 1859 and 1887 to the classic 1933 image of Fay Wray in the grip of King Kong. Kiss of the Beast is richly illustrated with film stills from many famous big ape and monster movies - including King Kong, Frankenstein and Creature from the Black Lagoon - as well as posters, sculptures, paintings, print and rare books. The book is published in conjunction with 'Kiss of the Beast', an integrated exhibition and film program presented by the Australian Cinémathèque, Queensland Art Gallery.
Born in Sydney, Australia, the son of an American sailor and an Australian school teacher, I was raised and educated in the United States, my childhood spent on a small farm in the Midwest and my adolescence in the suburbs of Los Angeles. I worked in the Post Office in San Francisco for five years and then taught French and English in a small country town in New South Wales, Australia, during the seventies. The character of its people, the austere beauty and the sense of space of this continent left a deep impression upon me and can be seen in my poems. I began experimenting with poetry in the early eighties, and this became a genuine passion in l984 when I was selected as one of fifteen Washington, D.C. area poets for the Jenny McKean Moore Poetry Workshop at The George Washington University taught by Julia Alvarez. My short stories have appeared inContempa, an Australian literary review, and my poetry in a number of U.S. reviews including Visions, The Birmingham Poetry Review, The George Mason Review, The Atlanta Review and others. My work appears in two anthologies: Hungry As We Are, (Washington Writers Publishing House, l995) and Free State : A Harvest of Maryland Poets (A Scop Publications anthology, l989). My first collection of poems, Painting at Night was published in 1994. I was a French and English teacher in Prince Georges County and now live in Annapolis, Maryland. I am a member of the Washington Writers Center and have participated in readings and writing workshops there and at various locations throughout the Washington-Baltimore area. My other passions are travel, dogs, and jazz, all of which enrich my poetry.
In her wickedly funny debut novel, Alan introduces a trio of fast-lane friends trying to make sense of their love lives, the singles scene, careers, cyber dating, sleeping with coworkers, and everything in between.