When spunky ‘Tilda Jane isn’t allowed to keep her beloved dog with her at the orphanage, she decides to set out on her own in search of a home where the inseparable pair will be accepted. Throughout her weary travels she encounters many people, both rich and poor, kind and cantankerous — but will she ever find family? Set in the Canadian wilderness and coast of Maine, ‘Tilda Jane is a story of true grit, forgiveness, and unlikely friendship. (Summary by Twinkle)
This 1914 book gives a picture of the British Army structure and life in the early hours of World War I. Summary by david wales
Written by a Church of England clergyman in the time of Cromwell, this work is praised for both its style and content. Taylor’s work was much admired by John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, for its devotional quality; and by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Thomas de Quincey, and Edmund Gosse for its literary qualities.
Holy Dying is meant to instruct the reader in the “means and instruments” of preparing for a blessed death, written in a time when death was a constant companion to life and not to be encountered without being ready for it. It assumes illness and a death-bed, with recommended meditations and prayers for the sick, the family, and the clergyman attending to the dying one. (Summary by TriciaG, with help from Wikipedia)
Alice Meynell was an English essayist, critic, and poet who was also a leading suffragist, serving as vice-president of the Women Writers’ Suffrage League, She and her husband Wilfrid Meynell were active in publishing and editing literary works including helping to launch the first works of Francis Thompson, author of “Hound of Heaven.” The Meynell’s later converted to Roman Catholicism. These essays are very evocative for anyone who has, or wants to visit London, capturing the atmosphere of the late nineteenth century. – Summary by Larry Wilson
John Greenleaf Whittier was an American Quaker poet and advocate of the abolition of slavery in the United States. Frequently listed as one of the Fireside Poets, he was influenced by the Scottish poet Robert Burns. Whittier is remembered particularly for his anti-slavery writings as well as his book Snow-Bound. – Summary by Wikipedia
This is a volume of poetry by Irish poet and writer Kathrine Tynan about World War I. Published in 1917, the poems translate the general atmosphere of fear and grief prevalent across Europe into beautiful verses. – Summary by Carolin
Anticipating the intelligent critic of “Impertinent Poems,” it may well be remarked that the chief impertinence is in calling them poems.
The second of four volumes of Pyles’ retelling of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, which tells the stories of Percival, Tristram, and Launcelot of the Lake. – Summary by Maggie Travers
Genre(s): Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales
Language: English Read more