The Mirror and the Light

The Mirror and the Light

With The Mirror & the Light, Hilary Mantel brings to a triumphant close the trilogy she began with Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies.

Author: Hilary Mantel

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN: 1443413747

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AN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE WALTER SCOTT PRIZE FOR HISTORICAL FICTION "If you cannot speak truth at a beheading, when can you speak it?" England, May 1536. Anne Boleyn is dead, decapitated in the space of a heartbeat by a hired French executioner. As her remains are bundled into oblivion, Thomas Cromwell breakfasts with the victors. The blacksmith's son from Putney emerges from the spring's bloodbath to continue his climb to power and wealth, while his formidable master, Henry VIII, settles to short-lived happiness with his third queen, before Jane dies giving birth to the male heir he most craves. Cromwell is a man with only his wits to rely on; he has no great family to back him, no private army. Despite rebellion at home, traitors plotting abroad and the threat of invasion testing Henry's regime to the breaking point, Cromwell's robust imagination sees a new country in the mirror of the future. But can a nation, or a person, shed the past like a skin? Do the dead continually unbury themselves? What will you do, the Spanish ambassador asks Cromwell, when the king turns on you, as sooner or later he turns on everyone close to him? With The Mirror & the Light, Hilary Mantel brings to a triumphant close the trilogy she began with Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. She traces the final years of Thomas Cromwell, the boy from nowhere who climbs to the heights of power, offering a defining portrait of predator and prey, of a ferocious contest between present and past, between royal will and a common man's vision: of a modern nation making itself through conflict, passion and courage.
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The Mirror and the Light

The Mirror and the Light

With The Mirror and the Light, Hilary Mantel brings to a triumphant close the trilogy she began with Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies.

Author: Hilary Mantel

Publisher: Fourth Estate

ISBN: 0007580835

Category: Great Britain

Page: 883

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Shortlisted for The Women's Prize for Fiction 2020 The long-awaited sequel to Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, the stunning conclusion to Hilary Mantel's Man Booker Prize-winning Wolf Hall trilogy. 'A masterpiece' Guardian 'It is a book not read, but lived' Telegraph 'Her Cromwell novels are, for my money, the greatest English novels of this century' Observer 'If you cannot speak truth at a beheading, when can you speak it?' England, May 1536. Anne Boleyn is dead, decapitated in the space of a heartbeat by a hired French executioner. As her remains are bundled into oblivion, Thomas Cromwell breakfasts with the victors. The blacksmith's son from Putney emerges from the spring's bloodbath to continue his climb to power and wealth, while his formidable master, Henry VIII, settles to short-lived happiness with his third queen, Jane Seymour. Cromwell is a man with only his wits to rely on; he has no great family to back him, no private army. Despite rebellion at home, traitors plotting abroad and the threat of invasion testing Henry's regime to breaking point, Cromwell's robust imagination sees a new country in the mirror of the future. But can a nation, or a person, shed the past like a skin? Do the dead continually unbury themselves? What will you do, the Spanish ambassador asks Cromwell, when the king turns on you, as sooner or later he turns on everyone close to him? With The Mirror and the Light, Hilary Mantel brings to a triumphant close the trilogy she began with Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. She traces the final years of Thomas Cromwell, the boy from nowhere who climbs to the heights of power, offering a defining portrait of predator and prey, of a ferocious contest between present and past, between royal will and a common man's vision: of a modern nation making itself through conflict, passion and courage.
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The Mirror and the Mind

The Mirror and the Mind

103 But when a mirror was placed in the tortoises' environment, the pilot light was swept up into the feedback loop of the scanning sensor. The tortoise approached the mirror in its normal searching spiral. At a certain point, ...

Author: Katja Guenther

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691237251

Category: Science

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How the classic mirror test served as a portal for scientists to explore questions of self-awareness Since the late eighteenth century, scientists have placed subjects—humans, infants, animals, and robots—in front of mirrors in order to look for signs of self-recognition. Mirrors served as the possible means for answering the question: What makes us human? In The Mirror and the Mind, Katja Guenther traces the history of the mirror self-recognition test, exploring how researchers from a range of disciplines—psychoanalysis, psychiatry, developmental and animal psychology, cybernetics, anthropology, and neuroscience—came to read the peculiar behaviors elicited by mirrors. Investigating the ways mirrors could lead to both identification and misidentification, Guenther looks at how such experiments ultimately failed to determine human specificity. The mirror test was thrust into the limelight when Charles Darwin challenged the idea that language sets humans apart. Thereafter the mirror, previously a recurrent if marginal scientific tool, became dominant in attempts to demarcate humans from other animals. But because researchers could not rely on language to determine what their nonspeaking subjects were experiencing, they had to come up with significant innovations, including notation strategies, testing protocols, and the linking of scientific theories across disciplines. From the robotic tortoises of Grey Walter and the mark test of Beulah Amsterdam and Gordon Gallup, to anorexia research and mirror neurons, the mirror test offers a window into the emergence of such fields as biology, psychology, psychiatry, animal studies, cognitive science, and neuroscience. The Mirror and the Mind offers an intriguing history of experiments in self-awareness and the advancements of the human sciences across more than a century.
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Mirrors and Mirroring from Antiquity to the Early Modern Period

Mirrors and Mirroring from Antiquity to the Early Modern Period

Therefore, when the light falls at the face of the one looking in the mirror, the image of the face will be formed in that light in the same size [as the real face], just as it would be with a small seal, with which wax or clay is ...

Author: Maria Gerolemou

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350101296

Category: History

Page: 296

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This volume examines mirrors and mirroring through a series of multidisciplinary essays, especially focusing on the intersection between technological and cultural dynamics of mirrors. The international scholars brought together here explore critical questions around the mirror as artefact and the phenomenon of mirroring. Beside the common visual registration of an action or inaction, in a two dimensional and reversed form, various types of mirrors often possess special abilities which can produce a distorted picture of reality, serving in this way illusion and falsehood. Part I looks at a selection of theory from ancient writers, demonstrating the concern to explore these same questions in antiquity. Part II considers the role reflections can play in forming ideas of gender and identity. Beyond the everyday, we see in Part III how oracular mirrors and magical mirrors reveal the invisible divine – prosthetics that allow us to look where the eye cannot reach. Finally, Part IV considers mirrors' roles in displaying the visible and invisible in antiquity and since.
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The Mirror of Literature Amusement and Instruction

The Mirror of Literature  Amusement  and Instruction

My hair stood all on end . CHARLES STUART . My breath was short , I'm sure my eye Was dim , so was the light , USE OF HORSE - CHESTNUTS . I thought that I that hour should die , ( For the Mirror . ) With sad and sore affright .

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ISBN: PRNC:32101075453983

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The Mirror of Literature Amusement and Instruction

The Mirror of Literature  Amusement  and Instruction

The vered ; the bright hand - saw operated as a deeper the pit in which this collection of frag . mirror ... least as to throw the rays of light down the pit : one argument in favour of the idea of a cen . the light so thrown down is ...

Author: Thomas Byerly

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ISBN: CHI:74717207

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Page: 444

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The Mirror Of Literature Amusement And Instruction Volume 14

The Mirror Of Literature  Amusement  And Instruction  Volume 14

... degree of Fahrenheit for every twenty yards and the mirror placed at a certaiu angle , so in depth , and would seem to furnish at least as to throw the rays of light down the pit : one argument in favour of the idea of a cen . the ...

Author: Reuben Percy

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: DMM:057002561510

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 436

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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The Mirror of Literature Amusement and Instruction VOL XXXIII

The Mirror of Literature Amusement and Instruction  VOL XXXIII

arises exactly like the steam of a hot - bed From or incipient fire , becomes so heated as speedily to ignite . ... and the mirror placed at a certain angle , so as to throw the rays of light down the pit : the light so thrown down is ...

Author: The Mirror of Literature,Amusement,and Instruction: VOL.XXXIII

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ISBN: OXFORD:555032115

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Page: 446

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Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office

Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office

... and both operable to direct light rays onto said out of engagement with said strip ; said holding means in- mirror , first means positioned between the mirror and the cluding a flat leaf spring attached to said door below the record ...

Author: United States. Patent Office

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ISBN: PSU:000065836934

Category: Patents

Page: 1528

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Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution

Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution

a a cessively pass befor : him ; when an opening passes , the light of the lamp passes through , falls on the mirror , and comes back to the eye in passing through the same opening which has hardly been displaced during it : passage ...

Author: Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents

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ISBN: PRNC:32101079213334

Category: Discoveries in science

Page: 466

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Categories: Discoveries in science