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My Last Duchess

My Last Duchess
Author : Eloisa James
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release Date : 2020-10-27
Category : Fiction
Total pages :432
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New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James returns to the Wildes series with a prequel about the Wilde children's parents, Hugo, Duke of Lindow, and Ophelia, Lady Astley. Every Duke needs a Duchess... Hugo Wilde, the Duke of Lindow, has a drafty castle, eight naughty children—and no wife. Ophelia, Lady Astley, has a fine house, one well-behaved daughter—and no husband. Hugo takes one look at Ophelia and loses his heart, but she doesn’t want more children or a castle. She takes one look at him and heads for her carriage. Desperate to find a duchess, Hugo identifies an appropriate lady to woo. Yet when he meets Ophelia again, the duke realizes that he will marry her, or no one. Now he faces the greatest challenge of his life. He must convince Ophelia that their blazing sensuality, his exquisite castle, and his eight charming children add up to a match made in heaven. When a duke finds his duchess, can he win her heart?

My Last Duchess (Unabridged)

My Last Duchess (Unabridged)
Author : Robert Browning
Publisher : e-artnow
Release Date : 2015-05-07
Category : Poetry
Total pages :482
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This carefully crafted ebook: "My Last Duchess (Unabridged)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. "My Last Duchess" is a poem, frequently anthologised as an example of the dramatic monologue. It first appeared in 1842 in Browning's Dramatic Lyrics. The poem is written in 28 rhymed couplets of iambic pentameter. The poem is set during the late Italian Renaissance. The speaker (presumably the Duke of Ferrara) is giving the emissary of the family of his prospective new wife (presumably a third or fourth since Browning could have easily written 'second' but did not do so) a tour of the artworks in his home. He draws a curtain to reveal a painting of a woman, explaining that it is a portrait of his late wife; he invites his guest to sit and look at the painting. Robert Browning (1812 - 1889) was an English poet and playwright whose mastery of dramatic verse, and in particular the dramatic monologue, made him one of the foremost Victorian poets. His poems are known for their irony, characterization, dark humor, social commentary, historical settings, and challenging vocabulary and syntax. The speakers in his poems are often musicians or painters whose work functions as a metaphor for poetry.

My Last Duchess and Other Poems

My Last Duchess and Other Poems
Author : Robert Browning
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Release Date : 2012-03-05
Category : Poetry
Total pages :128
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Features 42 works, among them a number of the Victorian master's famed dramatic monologues, plus such memorable masterworks as "Love among the Ruins," "The Pied Piper of Hamelin" and "Home Thoughts from Abroad." Includes a selection from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

The Last Duchess

The Last Duchess
Author : Sharon (Sharon Roberta) Stewart
Publisher : Scholastic Canada
Release Date : 2006
Category : Courage
Total pages :283
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The Last Duchess is the touching story of Princess Anastasia and Dunia, two girls whose lives were worlds apart, but whosefriendship lasted a lifetime. When Dunia runs away from her tiny village in the forests of Siberia, she never imagines she'll meet the Tsar of Russia. But before long she's visiting the palace and making friends with the impish young princess, Anastasia. Life couldn't be happier... until the dark clouds of revolution loom over Russia. Could Dunia lose her new world, her new friend - even her own life?

My Last Duchess (Unabridged)

My Last Duchess (Unabridged)
Author : Robert Browning
Publisher : e-artnow
Release Date : 2015-05-07
Category : Poetry
Total pages :482
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This carefully crafted ebook: "My Last Duchess (Unabridged)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. "My Last Duchess" is a poem, frequently anthologised as an example of the dramatic monologue. It first appeared in 1842 in Browning's Dramatic Lyrics. The poem is written in 28 rhymed couplets of iambic pentameter. The poem is set during the late Italian Renaissance. The speaker (presumably the Duke of Ferrara) is giving the emissary of the family of his prospective new wife (presumably a third or fourth since Browning could have easily written 'second' but did not do so) a tour of the artworks in his home. He draws a curtain to reveal a painting of a woman, explaining that it is a portrait of his late wife; he invites his guest to sit and look at the painting. Robert Browning (1812 - 1889) was an English poet and playwright whose mastery of dramatic verse, and in particular the dramatic monologue, made him one of the foremost Victorian poets. His poems are known for their irony, characterization, dark humor, social commentary, historical settings, and challenging vocabulary and syntax. The speakers in his poems are often musicians or painters whose work functions as a metaphor for poetry.

A Study Guide for Robert Browning's My Last Duchess

A Study Guide for Robert Browning's My Last Duchess
Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
Release Date : 2015-09-15
Category : Literary Criticism
Total pages :15
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A Study Guide for Robert Browning's "My Last Duchess," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.

My Last Duchess

My Last Duchess
Author : Daisy Goodwin
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release Date : 2010-08-19
Category : Fiction
Total pages :300
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MY LAST DUCHESS is the debut novel from Daisy Goodwin, the script writer of the epic ITV Sunday night drama VICTORIA. A rich, rewarding love story, perfect for readers of Georgette Heyer, and fans of VICTORIA, DOWNTON ABBEY and THE CROWN. 'Sparkling and thoroughly engaging' Sunday Times 'Deliciously classy. An intelligent pleasure, full of exquisite period detail' Kate Mosse Cora Cash has grown up in a world in which money unlocks every door. Her coming-out ball promises to be the most opulent of the gilded 1890s, a fitting debut for New York's 'princess'. Yet her fortune cannot buy her the one thing she craves -- the freedom to choose her own destiny. For Cora's mother has her heart on a title for her daughter, and in England -- where they are bound, to find Cora a husband. When Cora loses her heart to a man she barely knows, she soon realises that she is playing a game she does not fully understand -- and that her future happiness is the prize.

My Last Duchess and Other Poems

My Last Duchess and Other Poems
Author : Robert Browning
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date : 2017-10-12
Category :
Total pages :194
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This Squid Ink Classic includes the full text of the 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. Contents: Incident of the French Camp -- The Patriot -- My Last Duchess -- Count Gismond -- The Boy and the Angel -- Instans Tyrannus -- Mesmerism -- The Glove -- Time's Revenges -- The Italian in England -- The Englishman in Italy -- In a Gondola -- Waring -- The Twins -- A Light Woman -- The Last Ride Together -- The Pied Piper of Hamelin: A Child's Story -- The Flight of the Duchess -- A Grammarian's Funeral -- The Heretic's Tragedy -- Holy-Cross Day -- Protus -- The Statue and the Bust -- Porphyria's Lover -- "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came."

His Last Duchess

His Last Duchess
Author : Gabrielle Kimm
Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
Release Date : 2011-10-01
Category : Fiction
Total pages :416
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That's my last duchess painted on the wall... Seduced by the hot sun and blinding passions of Renaissance Italy, sixteen-year-old Lucrezia de' Medici sees a gilded life stretching ahead. Her wealthy new husband handpicked her to be his bride, and his great castle in Ferrara will be her playground. But Alfonso d'Este, Duke of Ferrara quickly proves to be just as dangerous and mysterious as he is dark and handsome, and the stone walls of the castle seem to trap Lucrezia like a prison. Only the duke's lover Francesca seems able to tame his increasing fury, as his desperate need to produce an heir drives him deep into precarious obsession. With her head full of heartbroken dreams, Lucrezia flees from him down a dangerous path that may cost her everything. Step into the elegant world of the Robert Browning poem "My Last Duchess," as imagined by Gabrielle Kimm, where she brings to life the passions and people of sixteenth-century Tuscany and Ferrara. It is a chilling story of forbidden love and dark decadence that will haunt you.

His Last Duchess

His Last Duchess
Author : Gabrielle Kimm
Publisher : Sphere
Release Date : 2010-08-05
Category : Fiction
Total pages :336
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When sixteen-year-old Lucrezia de' Medici marries the fifth Duke of Ferrara, Alfonso d'Este, she imagines life with her handsome husband will be idyllic. But little does she know that he is a very complicated man. The marriage is fraught with difficulties from the start, and, as time passes, Lucrezia becomes increasingly alienated. For Alfonso, the pressure mounts as the Vatican threatens to reclaim his title should the couple remain unable to produce an heir. Only his lover Francesca seems able to tame his increasing fury. But Alfonso's growing resentment towards his duchess soon becomes unbearable, and he begins to plot an unthinkable way to escape his problems. Originally inspired by a Robert Browning poem, His Last Duchess gorgeously brings to life the passions and people of sixteenth-century Tuscany and Ferrara. It is a story you are unlikely to forget for a long time.

The Last of the Duchess

The Last of the Duchess
Author : Caroline Blackwood
Publisher : Vintage
Release Date : 2012
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Total pages :295
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A portrait of the Duchess of Windsor focuses on her final days and profiles Maitre Blum, one of France's most powerful lawyers, who controlled every aspect of the Duchess' life.

Gender Expectations and Power Constellations in Robert Browning's My Last Duchess

Gender Expectations and Power Constellations in Robert Browning's My Last Duchess
Author : Regina Männle
Publisher : GRIN Verlag
Release Date : 2013-10
Category :
Total pages :16
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Essay from the year 2006 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 1,0, University of Freiburg (Englisches Seminar), course: Proseminar, language: English, abstract: The situation does not seem to be particularly exciting at all: A wealthy and civilised Renaissance duke chatting harmlessly with the envoy of a count whose daughter he is planning to marry. Before the two men start to discuss the financial details of the marriage, the duke tries to show his best side and presents himself as an art-loving and generous nobleman. But the story takes a chilling turn: While the host and his guest look at the portrait of the last duchess, the duke makes some remarks that suggest he may have murdered his wife. On the surface, "My Last Duchess" seems to be a startling and entertaining mystery story, but considering the society and the environment that shaped the author, one cannot shake off the feeling that this poem is more than a story about a long-deceased Renaissance nobleman and his recalcitrant and disobedient wife. The poem touches some issues that were prevailing in the Victorian era and were of high interest to Browning's contemporaries: morality, gender expectations and power relations.

The American Heiress

The American Heiress
Author : Daisy Goodwin
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release Date : 2011-06-21
Category : Fiction
Total pages :480
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Now including an excerpt from VICTORIA: A Novel, by Daisy Goodwin, the Creator/Writer of the Masterpiece Presentation on PBS. "Anyone suffering Downton Abbey withdrawal symptoms (who isn't?) will find an instant tonic in Daisy Goodwin's The American Heiress. The story of Cora Cash, an American heiress in the 1890s who bags an English duke, this is a deliciously evocative first novel that lingers in the mind." --Allison Pearson, New York Times bestselling author of I Don't Know How She Does It and I Think I Love You Be careful what you wish for. Traveling abroad with her mother at the turn of the twentieth century to seek a titled husband, beautiful, vivacious Cora Cash, whose family mansion in Newport dwarfs the Vanderbilts', suddenly finds herself Duchess of Wareham, married to Ivo, the most eligible bachelor in England. Nothing is quite as it seems, however: Ivo is withdrawn and secretive, and the English social scene is full of traps and betrayals. Money, Cora soon learns, cannot buy everything, as she must decide what is truly worth the price in her life and her marriage. Witty, moving, and brilliantly entertaining, Cora's story marks the debut of a glorious storyteller who brings a fresh new spirit to the world of Edith Wharton and Henry James. "For daughters of the new American billionaires of the 19th century, it was the ultimate deal: marriage to a cash-strapped British Aristocrat in return for a title and social status. But money didn't always buy them happiness." --Daisy Goodwin in The Daily Mail One of Library Journal's Best Historical Fiction Books of 2011

My Last Duchess

My Last Duchess
Author : R. J. KALPANA
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2020-05-10
Category :
Total pages :91
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"That's my last duchess painted on the wall,Looking as if she were alive."My husband, His Grace, the Duke of Ferrara spoke those words, quietly gesturing to a painting hung on the wall at the far end of the gallery. A chill slithered down my spine and the hair at the back of my neck rose in warning. I struggled to control the impulse, to rub my arms to warm myself at the sudden ominous chill his words engendered. What had I gotten myself into? Will I even survive this marriage? Or have I just signed my death warrant?

Dramatic Idyls

Dramatic Idyls
Author : Robert Browning
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1880
Category : English poetry
Total pages :147
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