Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in and Around Frome chronicles fourteen foul but fascinating stories that includes the Frome vicar who wrote the most significant book on witchcraft, influencing everyone from The Great Beast himself, ...
Author: David Lassman
Publisher: Pen & Sword True Crime
The Somerset town of Frome might top national polls as a great place to live and enjoy a reputation as the epitome of cool, with Hollywood A-listers regularly spotted on its street and global rock-stars playing its venues, but the place hasn't always been so 'chic' and behind this modern-day facade lies a more sinister and foul past; full of murder, kidnapping, rioting, witchcraft and rebellion, among the other nefarious activities that have taken place over the centuries in the town and surrounding areas. Indeed, the very existence of Frome is down to acts of criminality; as it has been said the reason Saint Aldhelm built his Saxon church in the first place, thus bringing the market town into being, was to 'civilise' the outlaws and bandits who roamed the interior of Selwood Forest; the huge tract of woodland which encircled the land that became the original settlement. Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in and Around Frome chronicles fourteen foul but fascinating stories that includes the Frome vicar who wrote the most significant book on witchcraft, influencing everyone from The Great Beast himself, Aleister Crowley, to the perpetrators of the Salem witch trials; the key turning point in the Monmouth Rebellion; the last person to be publicly hanged outside Taunton gaol; a war veteran's triple tragedy; and the violent and brutal pitched battle that was the culmination of a long-running feud between the local populace and the Salvation Army. You will never look at Frome the same way again.
This related how the supposed bewitching of a child of one Wheeler, seized with
strange unaccountable fits, led to a poor old woman in the neighbourhood being
dragged out of her home and carried on a saddle around 2 miles to a millpond.
Author: Andrew Pickering
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
Explore the secret history of Frome and the surrounding area through a fascinating selection of stories, facts and photographs.
... development around Frome Terrace in the later Victorian period. The old Lott &
Walne foundry. Beyond the bridge at. A winter view of the Millstream near Frome
Terrace, showing the level ground on the right where Hardy describes a cliff.
Author: Burt Hill Kosar Rittelmann AssociatesPublish On: 1977
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While the novellas take place in New England, Ethan Frome's action revolves around winter and Summer's action revolves around summer. Both dark, sexually
explorative tales, why did Wharton choose to set them in two different seasons?
Author: Edith Wharton
Publisher: Modern Library
A pair of masterly short novels, featuring an introduction by Elizabeth Strout, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Anything Is Possible and My Name Is Lucy Barton Thought Edith Wharton is best known for her cutting contemplation of fashionable New York, Ethan Frome and Summer are set in small New England towns, far from Manhattan’s beau monde. Together in one volume, these thematically linked short novels display Wharton’s characteristic criticism of society’s hypocrisy, and her daring exploration of the destructive consequences of sexual appetite. From the wintry setting of Ethan Frome, where a man hounded by community standards is destroyed by the very thing that might bring him happiness, to the florid town of Summer, where a young woman’s first romance projects her into a dizzying rite of passage, Wharton captures beautifully the urges and failures of human nature. Praise for Edith Wharton and Ethan Frome “Ethan Frome [is considered] Mrs. Wharton’s masterpiece . . . The secret of its greatness is the stark human drama of it; the social crudity and human delicacy intermingled; the defiant, over-riding passion, and the long-drawn-out logic of the paid penalty. It has no contexts, no mitigations; it is plain, raw, first-hand human stuff.”—The New York Times “Ethan Frome [has] become part of the American mythology. . . . Wharton’s astonishing authority here is to render such pain with purity and economy . . . Truly it is a northern romance, akin even to Wuthering Heights.”—Harold Bloom “Traditionally, Henry James has always been placed slightly higher up the slope of Parnassus than Edith Wharton. But now that the prejudice against the female writer is on the wane, they look to be exactly what they are: giants, equals, the tutelary and benign gods of our American literature.”—Gore Vidal
Stashkevich put his arm around Frome's shoulder, as though he wanted to
strangle him right then and there. “If I didn't know his mother, I would have thrown
him in prison a long time ago for eight hundred years. Yes, he's a smarty pants
who is ...
Author: Sergey Volikov
Publisher: Author House
ME - TE is the first book in a series of novels about the artistic life and extraordinary adventures of a young scientist, Blagoveschensky Frome Alexandrovich, who has been researching paleocontact and ancient civilizations in the Far East of Russia. In this book, the author describes the early research of Primorsky Krai of Russia. The story involves paleocontacts with representatives of extraterrestrial civilizations. Development of the plot takes place against the backdrop of the looming threat of a religious world war. The author uses empirical research and outlines the basics of his theories of art in the form of the novel. ME - TE is the book for you if at least once in your life you asked yourself the question, "Are we alone in the universe?" You will find here a description of the concept of the development of relations between humanity and much more advanced civilizations from outer space. If you are looking for nonfiction literature but an intriguing novel with elements of real research, then ME - TE is written just for you!
The outliers form a regular series sloping gradually and gently towards the Frome
, but barely descending to the 100 - foot contour , being at that level cut of by a
distinct feature or bluff , which sharply distinguishes then from the still newer ...
both among its ministers and its private members , begin to perceive this fact ,
and to deplore the proofs of it which are continually multiplying around us . It
were well that the spirit of prayer should be greatly more prevalent than it is ; but
Author: Bath Natural History and Antiquarian Field Club, Bath EngPublish On: 1885
ROAD SECTIONS AT SPRING GARDENS NEAR FROME . In the same locality
there is a recent exposure of the Secondary beds , which has not hitherto
received special notice . The Radstock branch of the Great Western railway
Author: Bath Natural History and Antiquarian Field Club, Bath Eng
You know me , Gerrity's gun barked , and Frome spun Sidi , ” Hambro said . “ You
know you can trust me . And around and crashed down on one knee . so do you ,
Adgidi ” —he singled out another native . Nobody'll get a penny out of what ...
Author: South Australian Tourism CommissionPublish On: 2005
... Kermode Finniss Mackinnon Tce Pennington City of Adelaide Golf links PI Frome Memorial War River Adelaide Zoo Memorial Botanic Adelaide Oval Frome
Plane Montefiore Hackney Rd ne Tree Memorial Victoria Torrens Lake King
Author: South Australian Tourism Commission
Publisher: Wakefield Press
Category: Adelaide (S. Aust.)
Adelaide is where women were the first in the world to be allowed to run for parliament; where the central business district is completely encircled by parklands; where you can swim with dolphins just 20 minutes from the city centre.
Exposures in a ditch [ 6740 4558 ] near Hill Farm , Castle Frome ; the limestone
forms an extensive eastdipping slope strewn with limestone nodules in this area .
5 . Exposures of mature calcrete in disused pit ( 6960 4465 ] north of Harbour ...
horse's head, and wound the traces around the shafts, he remembered the day
when he had made the same preparations in order to drive over and meet his
wife's cousin at the Flats. It was little more than a year ago, on just such a soft ...
Author: Edith Wharton
Publisher: OUP Oxford
`It was not so much his great height that marked him ... it was the careless powerful look that he had, in spite of a lameness checking each step like the jerk of a chain.' Set against the bleak winter landscape of New England, Ethan Frome tells the story of a poor farmer, lonely and downtrodden, his wife Zeena, and her cousin, the enchanting Mattie Silver. In the playing out of this short novel's powerful and engrossing drama, Edith Wharton constructed her least characteristic and most celebrated book. In its unyielding and shocking pessimism, its bleak demonstration of tragic waste, it is a masterpiece of psychological and emotional realism. In her introduction the distinguished critic Elaine Showalter discusses the background to the novel's composition and the reasons for its enduring success. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Ethan was standing near the window, mechanically filling his pipe while he
watched Mattie move to and fro. He answered: “You needn't come round; I'm
going to drive her over myself.” He saw the rise of the colour in Mattie's averted
Author: Edith Wharton
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On a bleak New England farm, a taciturn young man has resigned himself to a life of grim endurance. Bound by circumstance to a woman he cannot love, Ethan Frome is haunted by a past of lost possibilities until his wife’s orphaned cousin, Mattie Silver, arrives and he is tempted to make one final, desperate effort to escape his fate. In language that is spare, passionate, and enduring, Edith Wharton tells this unforgettable story of two tragic lovers overwhelmed by the unrelenting forces of conscience and necessity. Included with Ethan Frome are the novella The Touchstone and three short stories, “The Last Asset,” “The Other Two,” and “Xingu.” Together, this collection offers a survey of the extraordinary range and power of one of America’s finest writers.
As he passed the bridle over the horse's head, and wound the traces around the
shafts, he remembered the day when he had made the same preparations in
order to drive over and meet his wife's cousin at the Flats. It was little more than a
Author: Edith Wharton
Publisher: Everyman's Library
(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed) These three brilliantly wrought, tragic novellas explore the repressed emotions and destructive passions of working-class people far removed from the social milieu usually inhabited by Edith Wharton's characters. Ethan Frome is one of Wharton's most famous works; it is a tightly constructed and almost unbearably heartbreaking story of forbidden love in a snowbound New England village. Summer, also set in rural New England, is often considered a companion to Ethan Frome-Wharton herself called it “the hot Ethan”-in its portrayal of a young woman's sexual and social awakening. Bunner Sisters takes place in the narrow, dusty streets of late nineteenth-century New York City, where the constrained but peaceful lives of two spinster shopkeepers are shattered when they meet a man who becomes the unworthy focus of all their pent-up hopes. All three of these novellas feature realistic and haunting characters as vivid as any Wharton ever conjured, and together they provide a superb introduction to the shorter fiction of one of our greatest writers.
Charity and social work in and around Frome in 50's ; condition of workhouses ;
mission work . ... Childhood near Killarney in the 70's ; drabness of Irish domestic
life ; country house life in Leicestershire ; study at Slade ; career as house and ...
He was thus deluded into believing them parts of a single horseshoe - shaped
lake ' stretching away as far as the eye could reach ' and ' bending around to the
North East ' . ' * Frome's delicate watercolour expresses not only the unrelieved ...
Author: Roslynn D. Haynes
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This exciting, highly illustrated book reveals the impact of the desert on Australian culture.
Author: South Australia. ParliamentPublish On: 1900
Where is the outlet of the proposed cutting - is it into Lake George or Lake Frome
? - Into 4380. Most of this undrained ... What is the character of the land around
Lake Frome that would be benefited in that direction ? 4418. What would it be ...