Hortense's sister Eugénie died young, and so did her mother, on 23 July 1867, when Hortense was seventeen. Her father returned to the Jura and the thirty-nine acres of vines left by his wife. Hortense stayed on, alone.
Author: Alex Danchev
Publisher: Profile Books
Today we view Czanne as a monumental figure, but during his lifetime (1839-1906), many did not understand him or his work. With brilliant insight, drawing on a vast range of primary sources, Alex Danchev tells the story of an artist who was never accepted into the official Salon: he was considered a revolutionary at best and a barbarian at worst, whose paintings were unfinished, distorted and strange. His work sold to no one outside his immediate circle until his late thirties, and he maintained that 'to paint from nature is not to copy an object; it is to represent its sensations' - a belief way ahead of his time, with stunning implications that became the obsession of many other artists and writers, from Matisse and Braque to Rilke and Gertrude Stein. Beginning with the restless teenager from Aix who was best friends with Emile Zola at school, Danchev carries us through the trials of a painter tormented by self-doubt, who always remained an outsider, both of society and the bustle of the art world. Czanne: A life delivers not only the fascinating days and years of the visionary who would 'astonish Paris with an apple', with interludes analysing his self-portraits, but also a complete assessment of Czanne's ongoing influence through artistic imaginations in our own time. He is, as this life shows, a cultural icon comparable to Monet or Toulouse.
“Before that we liked each other a lot,” Hortense replied. “Where does she live? ... “She should be over it by now,” Hortense said. “You're still married to my father. ... Before she could ask her mother why, Henrietta saw her father.
Author: Michael de Guzman
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Category: Juvenile Fiction
A HEART-BREAKING COMEDY ABOUT CIRCUS LIFE AND LIFE ITSELF Henrietta cherishes her family's kooky existence working as clowns for a small, shabby traveling circus. As far as she is concerned, she has it better than any twelve-year-old on the planet. But one shocking day, life throws a pie right in her kisser—in the form of a hitand-run accident that takes away a loved one. Henrietta must use all her clowning skills and a whole lot more to pick herself up and face a future full of change.
My father, Willis Reed Boyce, was born in Murray, Utah, to John William Boyce and Lilly Maude Marchant on May 8, 1917. ... Lyle and his wife (Hortense) until he could get situated with a job and a place to live before sending for Mom.
Author: David Boyce
Category: Biography & Autobiography
David was always meant to explore the back roads of the American southwest. For him, the more remote, the better; and the more beautiful, the more intellectually enticing. He always wanted to see for himself what those empty places on the map actually looked like. As a teenager, he hiked across Yosemite, harvested crops up the coast, and climbed major peaks in three states. As a Navajo speaker, he spent many years on the Indian Reservation, as a missionary and as a trader. Back in Utah, he began studying the geology of the Colorado Plateau. He has worked many jobs, including small business owner, miner, prospector, and assayer. But the job of geologist/tour guide for the local university was meant for him. A visitor on one of his tours described him as ..".an inspiring example of a person following his interests until he found his calling." True, David feels that sharing the southwest is his destiny. If he could live anywhere he wanted, he would choose southern Utah.
Author: Dialta Lensi OrlandiPublish On: 2013-07-23
You will find it in My Mother, My Father and His Wife Hortense: The True Story of the Villa La Pietra (Amazon), a vivid book by Dialta, published under her family name, Dialta Lensi Orlandi, who is now Princess Dialta di Montereale.
Author: Dialta Lensi Orlandi
In this fierce and poignant book, the author, drawing on sources that include her grandmother's richly erotic diaries, unveils intimate details of the Acton dynasty in Florence, the illicit love affair of Arthur and Elsie, and the controversial legal aftermath that continues to this day. A true family saga played out against the backdrop of Florence's celebrated Villa La Pietra. The struggle over the billion dollar estate of one of the 20th century's most notable aesthetes, Harold Acton, pitted New York University, against first Liana Beacci, Acton's illegitimate half-sister, and since her death in 2000 her daughter, Princess Dialta Alliata di Montereale, who lives in Honolulu. It began its progress through the Italian legal system soon after Acton's death in 1994 with more downs than ups for the family. But a recent reworking of Italian inheritance laws, to make them internally coherent and to bring them into accord with European protocols ,promises a dramatic conclusion – and sooner rather than later. It was always a story in which reality was more colourful than fiction. You will find it in My Mother, My Father and His Wife Hortense: The True Story of the Villa La Pietra (Amazon), a vivid book by Dialta, published under her family name, Dialta Lensi Orlandi, who is now Princess Dialta di Montereale. In fifty chapters, against the historical and social backdrop of art, glamour, war, and international intrigue, the lives of the Beaccis and the Actons are woven together through the eyes of a third-generation family member, Dialta Lensi Orlandi, granddaughter of Arthur Acton and daughter of Liana Beacci.The tale encompasses the fate of Acton's estate, an appalling betrayal, and the continuing fight to restore justice and dignity to Acton's legacy and the Beacci family name. Arthur Acton, Dialta's grandfather, was an art dealer, married to Hortense Mitchell, a Chicago heiress, but who came to dislike both art and her husband's home in Florence. Dialta's mother was born to Arthur Acton's lifelong mistress, Ersilia. Her half-brother, Harold Acton, the model for Anthony Blanche in Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited, and who had been host at La Pietra to Princess Diana and Pablo Picasso, was acquainted with his relations and tried to thwart their inheritance.In 2003 the court of Florence allowed the bodies of Liana and Arthur to be dug up for DNA tests. These established with “the highest degree of probability” that Liana was Arthur Acton's daughter and a surprise ending.
Author: United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Aging. Subcommittee on Retirement Income and EmploymentPublish On: 1981
He questioned her about her family and background and determined that Hortense would make a suitable mate for him . Within two months , he asked Hortense's father for his daughter's hand in marriage . Her father thought George was a ...
Author: United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Aging. Subcommittee on Retirement Income and Employment
Author: Jo Ann Rothenbush-ThompsonPublish On: 2020-11-09
My mother had no family living nor my father for they were older parents.” Hortense gave the boy two choices: (1) he could come here every day with his brothers and read. Plus, being fed supper; (2) she would call the police right now, ...
Author: Jo Ann Rothenbush-Thompson
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
My book is about a clan of fairies coming to America and life seen through fairies. It is gender friendly and I have included African people as they were left out of the fairies for many years. There is much adventure, lessons in life, and fun. Many creatures out in the forest who help the fairies over the years, plus one that is rarely seen. I hope you will enjoy this book. The name of the book is The Tree because that is where the fairies call their home. Many adults have enjoyed reading my st
Hortense looked at her husband with the expression a man condemned to death must wear on his way to the scaffold. ... to my father's mistress, a woman who is ruining him and is the cause of troubles that are killing my heroic mother?
Author: Honoré de Balzac
"Cousin Betty" – Set in mid-19th-century Paris, it tells the story of an unmarried middle-aged woman who plots the destruction of her extended family. Bette works with Valérie Marneffe, an unhappily married young lady, to seduce and torment a series of men. One of these is Baron Hector Hulot, husband to Bette's cousin Adeline. He sacrifices his family's fortune and good name to please Valérie, who leaves him for a tradesman named Crevel. "Cousin Pons" – Sylvain Pons, a musician in a Parisian boulevard orchestra, has two failings: his passion for collecting works of art and his passion for good food. Being a gourmet, Pons much enjoys dining regularly with his wealthy lawyer cousins M. and Mme Camusot de Marville. To remain on good terms with the Camusots, he tries to find a man for their unappealing daughter Cécile, but when this falls through, he is banished. However, when Mme Camusot learns of the value of Pons's art collection she strives to obtain possession of it as the basis of a dowry for her daughter. In this new development of the plot a bitter struggle ensues between various vulture-like figures, all of whom are keen to lay their hands on the collection.
"But, my dear Hortense, you must learn something of life! ... on show to my father's mistress, a woman who is ruining him and is the cause of troubles that are killing my heroic mother? ... "You have an angel for your wife, Wenceslas!
Author: Honoré de Balzac
Publisher: Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Cousin Bette Honore de Balzac - Poor, plain spinster Bette is compelled to survive on the condescending patronage of her socially superior relatives in Paris: her beautiful, saintly cousin Adeline, the philandering Baron Hulot and their daughter Hortense. Already deeply resentful of their wealth, when Bette learns that the man she is in love with plans to marry Hortense, she becomes consumed by the desire to exact her revenge and dedicates herself to the destruction of the Hulot family, plotting their ruin with patient, silent malice.Cousin Bette is a gripping tale of violent jealousy, sexual passion and treachery, and a brilliant portrayal of the grasping, bourgeois society of 1840's Paris. The culmination of the Comedie humaine, Balzac's epic chronicle of his times, it is one of his greatest triumphs as a novelist.
“Then the woman asked me to dinner through my father-in-law, giving me to understand that Lisbeth had spoken of the matter ... of her, or a happy woman,” thought she to herself, as every mother thinks when she sees her daughter married.
Author: Honoré de Balzac
Publisher: Delphi Classics
This comprehensive eBook presents the complete Human Comedy of Honoré de Balzac in English, with beautiful illustrations, concise introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (28MB Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Balzac's life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other works * The COMPLETE 'La ComÈdie humaine' in English translation * The whole series is precisely organised into Balzac's plan * Includes Balzac's introduction AVANT-PROPOS * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Famous works such as FATHER GORIOT, COUSIN BETTY, THE MAGIC SKIN and many more are illustrated with their original artwork * Balzac's five plays * Criticism section, with seven essays by writers such as Henry James and Leslie Stephen, evaluating Balzac's contribution to literature * Features five biographies - discover in depth Balzac's literary life! * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres * Special CHARACTERS resource, with information on all members of the cast 'La Comédie humaine', with references to the novels and stories they appear in Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse our range of exciting titles. CONTENTS: THE HUMAN COMEDY THE HISTORY OF 'LA COM…DIE HUMAINE' AVANT-PROPOS (PREFACE) THE COMPLETE HUMAN COMEDY - OVER 110 NOVELS AND STORIES (too many to list) The Short Stories DROLL STORIES THE NAPOLEON OF THE PEOPLE The Plays INTRODUCTION TO BALZAC'S DRAMAS by J. Walker McSpadden VAUTRIN THE RESOURCES OF QUINOLA PAMELA GIRAUD THE STEPMOTHER MERCADET RESOURCES The Criticism HONOR… DE BALZAC by Henry James A LETTER, 1883 by Robert Louis Stevenson BALZAC by John Cowper Powys BALZAC'S NOVELS by Leslie Stephen BALZAC by William Ernest Henley BALZAC AS A DRAMATIST by Epiphanius Wilson THE NOVEL by D. H. Lawrence The Biographies HONOR… DE BALZAC by Albert Keim and Louis Lumet HONOR… DE BALZAC, HIS LIFE AND WRITINGS by Mary F. Sandars BALZAC AND MADAME HANSKA by Elbert Hubbard BALZAC by Frederick Lawton WOMEN IN THE LIFE OF BALZAC by Juanita Helm Floyd Glossary of Characters in 'La ComÈdie humaine' Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to view the full list
The Complete Human Comedy, Father Goriot, Eugenie Grandet, Cousin Betty and others Honore de Balzac. Hortense's head fell. ... “But, my dear Hortense, you must learn something of life! ... said Steinbock, kissing his wife.
Author: Honore de Balzac
Publisher: Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
Owing to his keen observation of detail and unfiltered representation of society, Balzac is regarded as one of the founders of realism in European literature. Balzac sought to present his characters as real people, neither fully good nor fully evil, but completely human. His labyrinthine city provided a literary model used later by English novelist Charles Dickens and Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky. The novel sequence La Comédie humaine, which presents a panorama of post-Napoleonic French life, is generally viewed as his magnum opus.. An original illustration.
Sadly, life in the capital had proved desperately hard for the Fiquet family; first Hortense's sister had died, followed by her mother. After his wife's death, Hortense's father returned to his farm, leaving his 17-year-old daughter to ...
Author: Jane Bingham
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In the words of Matisse and Picasso, Paul Cézanne was the 'father of us all', his approach to color and perspective paving the way for later modernist art movements such as Cubism and Expressionism, as he moved beyond the figurative tradition and towards abstraction. This book charts Cézanne's journey as an artist, his involvement with the Impressionist movement and his importance as a leading Post-Impressionist. It explores the places where he lived and worked, his personal life and friendships, and the artistic influences that helped to shape his remarkable vision of the world. This biographical detail is set alongside a selection of his brilliant paintings, allowing you to trace the evolution of his artwork. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Great Artists series by Arcturus Publishing introduces some of the most significant artists of the past 150 years, looking at their lives, techniques and inspirations, as well as presenting a selection of their best work.
Rebecca asked, looking at father and son, her hands on her hips. “His wife was named Hortense, like our maid,” Antoine said, smiling. “Yes, I noticed the coincidence right away,” Rebecca said. “And he painted his wife very unlike this ...
Author: M. L. Longworth
A beguiling mystery that finds Verlaque and Bonnet searching for a murderer—in a crime tied to Provence’s greatest artist Provençal Mystery Series #5 A friend in his cigar club asks Antoine Verlaque to visit René Rouquet, a retired postal worker who has found a rolled-up canvas in his apartment. As the apartment once belonged to Paul Cézanne, Rouquet is convinced he’s discovered a treasure. But when Antoine arrives at the apartment, he finds René dead, the canvas missing, and a mysterious art history professor standing over the body. When the painting is finally recovered, the mystery only deepens. The brushwork and color all point to Cézanne. But who is the smiling woman in the painting? She is definitely not the dour Madame Cézanne. Who killed René? Who stole the painting? And what will they do to get it back? Like Donna Leon and Andrea Camilleri, M. L. Longworth’s enchanting mysteries blend clever whodunits with gustatory delights and the timeless romance of Provence. The Mystery of the Lost Cézanne adds a new twist by immersing Antoine and Marine in a clever double narrative that costars Provence’s greatest artist. “Art theft is a hot topic on the mystery scene, and no one’s heist is livelier than Longworth’s.” —Kirkus Reviews
HORTENSE . No family at all ? ZELDA . They've all gone . My mother and my father and my brothers and my sister . I've looked for three whole days !! They left me ... HORTENSE . Perhaps you're just lost . Maybe they're waiting - ZELDA .
said Hortense. “Poor soul!” said the Baroness. “But what are Lisbeth's two thousand francs? Everything to her, nothing to ... of her, or a happy woman,” thought she to herself, as every mother thinks when she sees her daughter married.
Author: Honore de Balzac
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Reproduction of the original: Poor Relations by Honore de Balzac
In doubted whether Hortense was his the Bonaparte family , France has the child or that of a Creole ; who , having ... A divorce , legally President , is of West - Indian origin , on sought for by her husband , was his mother's side .
Their mother, Hortense Fabre (Lady Cartier), was from an equally prominent family. Her father was the Patriote bookseller, Édouard-Raymond Fabre, who had been mayor of Montreal from 1849 to 1851, and her brothers were Msgr ...
Author: Patricia Smart
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Category: Literary Criticism
WINNER - Prix du livre d’Ottawa 2016 WINNER - Prix Jean-Éthier-Blais 2015 WINNER - Prix Gabrielle-Roy 2014 FINALIST - Prix littéraire Trillium 2015 From the founding of New France to the present day, Quebec women have had to negotiate societal expectations placed on their gender. Tracing the evolution of life writing by Quebec women, Patricia Smart presents a feminist analysis of women’s struggles for autonomy and agency in a society that has continually emphasized the traditional roles of wife and mother. Writing Herself into Being examines published autobiographies and autobiographical fiction, as well as the annals of religious communities, letters, and a number of published and unpublished diaries by girls and women, to reveal a greater range of women’s experiences than proscribed, generalized roles. Through close readings of these texts Smart uncovers the authors’ perspectives on events such as the 1837 Rebellion, the Montreal cholera epidemic of 1848, convent school education, the struggle for women’s rights in the early twentieth century, and the Quiet Revolution. Drawing attention to the individuality of each writer while situating her within the social and ideological context of her era, this book further explores the ways women and girls reacted to, and often rebelled against, the constraints imposed on them by both Church and state. Written in a clear and compelling narrative style that brings women’s voices to life, Writing Herself into Being – the author’s own translation of her award-winning French-language book De Marie de l’Incarnation à Nelly Arcan: Se dire, se faire par l’écriture intime (Boréal, 2014) – offers a new and gendered view of various periods in Quebec history.
Aunt Hortense married sugar money. Her sister, Lucy, my mother, married a doctor who will care for patients whether they can pay or not. ... When my father is away on calls, Aunt Hortense steps in to oversee Maggy, Jing, Billy, and me.
Author: Gennifer Choldenko
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Category: Juvenile Fiction
A segregated town, a hidden boy, a courageous girl - and a mystery in desperate need of solving. San Francisco, 1900. Thirteen-year-old Lizzy Kennedy is not like the other girls in her town. She'd much rather be helping her doctor father with his patients than be stuck in frilly dresses and learn how to dance - but unfortunately for her, society (and her Aunt Hortense) has other ideas about what is 'proper' for a young lady. This includes not poking your nose in other's people's business - but then Jing, their beloved housekeeper, gets stuck in the Chinatown quarantine. Fear rules San Francisco - fear of the Chinese, and mostly fear of the plague rumours that circle them. Lizzie knows she has to help Jing, whatever the warnings. But what she doesn't expect to find is a strange boy hiding in Jing's room. The boy is called Noah. He says he's Jing's son - although Lizzie's never heard of him - and although he's escaped the quarantine, he can't risk leaving the house in case he gets rounded-up too. Lizzie wants to investigate, but it seems her questions only get people riled up. Is there really plague in San Francisco? What have the Chinese got to do with it? Just what or who is the mysterious 'monkey' - and what has his secret got to do with anything? Lizzie will have to use all of her courage, instinct and cleverness to unravel the mystery of the monkey's secret, save Jing, Noah and Chinatown - and maybe even her change her own destiny.
“Well,” said the villainous Lisbeth, “a person to whom he is bound by the most sacred ties—his wife—wrote yesterday to ... Hortense looked at her mother, but her head sank on one side; the Baroness was only just in time to support her ...
Author: Honore de Balzac
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Reproduction of the original: Cousin Betty by Honore de Balzac
'My mother died when I was a baby. Then my father married Hortense, their mother. Poor Daddy died last year and ever since then, my stepmother and stepsisters have treated me like their slave, making me clean the house night and day.
Author: Anne Morgan
Publisher: Interactive Publications
Category: Juvenile Fiction
In this delightful collection of organically-grown eco-tales, a prince wants to marry the girl with the smallest carbon footprint in the land; Space Cadet Lox finds out why a planet is like a bowl of porridge; a girl in a little green hoodie tries to save an endangered wolf; and Chicken Licken warns the sea is rising. Times have changed in Fairytale Land! From the author of the acclaimed The Sky Dreamer.
Louis would sit for hours by demned to the guillotine , and would doubtless have shared her bis wife's side trying to ... of father , you from the Beauharnois estates , and in the meanwhile invited will forgive me for being his mother .