The Lady and the Unicorn

Mystery pervades this story of a memory-haunted house in old Calcutta, as secret as a sundial in a ruined garden.

The Lady and the Unicorn

Author: Rumer Godden

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405513195

Page: 224

View: 113

In a crumbling Calcutta mansion, with faded frescos and a jasmine-covered garden, the Lemarchant family live, clinging to the fringes of respectability: neither Indian nor English, they are accepted by no one and exploited by all. After only a day in India, Stephen Bright meets Rosa Lemarchant. In an ill-fitting dress once belonging to her sister, she is awkward and shy, and couldn't be more different from the stories he has heard of fast 'Eurasian' girls. Ignorant of Calcutta's strict codes of conformity, he falls in love with Rosa and becomes enchanted by the building in which she lives, determined to uncover its secrets. Mystery pervades this story of a memory-haunted house in old Calcutta, as secret as a sundial in a ruined garden.

The Lady and the Unicorn

#1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen gives readers a scintillating story of captivity and freedom, love and longing.

The Lady and the Unicorn

Author: Iris Johansen

Publisher: Loveswept

ISBN: 0345546113

Page: 284

View: 686

#1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen gives readers a scintillating story of captivity and freedom, love and longing. Rafe Santine is under doctor’s orders: He needs to stay put in his coastal California mansion for two months to recuperate from the pneumonia that nearly killed him. Despite a retinue of mistresses to keep the powerful tycoon occupied, Rafe struggles against boredom—until a stunning woman literally drops onto his estate. She has high demands of him, but Rafe has even greater demands of her. He knows instantly that he must possess every facet of the enigmatic Janna. But the only thing she’ll give him is her body—and for the first time in his life, that is not enough for Rafe. Janna Cannon is willing to risk it all to save the endangered animals of the wild animal reserve where she works as a game warden. With the land they depend on pulled out from under them, Janna must take a gambit to convince billionaire Santine to give the reserve the real estate they need to keep the animals free. And she’ll need to sneak onto the man’s vast, highly protected property to do it. Much to her surprise, Santine agrees to grant her the land—if Janna agrees to give him herself in exchange. And what begins as luxurious captivity soon turns into an emotional awakening she never expected. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Taking Shots, Along Came Trouble, and Hell on Wheels.

The Lady and the Unicorn

The legendary medieval tapestry The Lady and the Unicorn is Sutherland Lyall's starting point for this journey into the world of mythology and mystery which has been woven around the myth of the unicorn and the lady.

The Lady and the Unicorn

Author: Sutherland Lyall

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 192

View: 671

The legendary medieval tapestry The Lady and the Unicorn is Sutherland Lyall's starting point for this journey into the world of mythology and mystery which has been woven around the myth of the unicorn and the lady. We learn that the unicorn is a symbol for power and the lady may be mother, mistress or virgin. With an abundant collection of documents from a number of international museums, Lyall's writing is an exciting exploration, a lively new examination, of old subjects. Who knows - perhaps he has finally solved the mystery of the Lady and the Unicorn!

The Lady and the Unicorn

This volume discusses the symbolism and real significance of the beautiful but enigmatic tapestries of the Paris Cluny Museum.

The Lady and the Unicorn

Author: Gottfried Büttner

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781869890520

Page: 80

View: 128

This volume discusses the symbolism and real significance of the beautiful but enigmatic tapestries of the Paris Cluny Museum. Every work of art is rooted in culture and history, and their interpretation can provide insights into the universal nature of the human being. Answering to a continuing interest in unicorn culture, the author concentrates on how the depiction of the unicorn bears relation to the development of the human soul.

The Lady and the Unicorn

A princess wandering on her uncle's estate discovers that she is the only one with the ability to see a lonely unicorn and break the spell enchanting it.

The Lady and the Unicorn

Author: Cynthia Birrer

Publisher: William Morrow & Company

ISBN: 9780688040376

Page: 32

View: 832

A princess wandering on her uncle's estate discovers that she is the only one with the ability to see a lonely unicorn and break the spell enchanting it.

The Lady and the Unicorn

'I enjoyed THE LADY AND THE UNICORN enormously.

The Lady and the Unicorn

Author: Isolde Martyn

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780733801990

Page: 534

View: 488

'I enjoyed THE LADY AND THE UNICORN enormously. It is a wonderfully interwoven tapestry of a book, written in feisty baroque style, with a deliciously contrary heroine and a suitably stern hero. The torrent of well researched historical detail left me quite breathless...' Barbara Erskine, bestselling author of THE LADY OF HAY It is 1470 and the Wars of the Roses threates to tear England apart. Overnight a man can find himself set against his brother or unable to trust the woman in his arms. For Margery, the beautiful and spirited ward of Warwick the Kingmaker, freedom is the only prize worth fighting for. Disgraced and banished to a nunnery after the philandering Edward IV ruined her reputation, she is determined that no man will ever decide her fate again. But the king has already set in train a deadly game of cat-and-mouse that will pit Margery against his enemies, and the enigmatic man who wants her. Her place in Warwick's household makes her the ideal choice as his secret courier to France to help avert the inevitable bloodbath the Lancastrians are plotting. Torn between loyalty to her cause and a dangerous attraction to a man she should despise, Margery's mission becomes a deadly race against time to outwit her enemies and save the House of York.

Art History For Dummies

Perhaps the most famous tapestries are the six Lady and the Unicorn tapestries,
created for Jean Le Viste in the late 15th century. The tapestries now hang in the
Musée de Cluny (also known as the Musée National du Moyen-Age) in Paris.

Art History For Dummies

Author: Jesse Bryant Wilder

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118051165

Page: 432

View: 463

Art history is more than just a collection of dates and foreign-sounding names, obscure movements and arcane isms. Every age, for the last 50,000 years has left its unique imprint on the world, and from the first cave paintings to the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, from the Byzantine mosaics of the Hagia Sophia, to the graffiti-inspired paintings of Jean-Michel Basquiat, art history tells the story of our evolving notions of who and what we are and our place in the universe. Whether you’re an art enthusiast who’d like to know more about the history behind your favorite works and artists, or somebody who couldn’t tell a Titian and a De Kooning—but would like to—Art History For Dummies is for you. It takes you on a tour of thirty millennia of artistic expression, covering the artistic movements, major artists, and indispensable masterworks, and the world events and cultural trends that helped spawn them. With the help of stunning black-and-white photos throughout, and a sixteen-page gallery of color images, it covers: The rise and fall of classical art in Greece and Rome The differences between Renaissance art and Mannerism How the industrial revolution spawned Romanticism How and why Post-Impression branched off from Impressionism Constructivism, Dadaism, Surrealism and other 20th century isms What’s up with today’s eclectic art scene Art History For Dummies is an unbeatable reference for anyone who wants to understand art in its historical context.

Unicorns

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Unicorns

Author: Books, LLC

Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series

ISBN: 9781157346548

Page: 54

View: 236

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 30. Chapters: Unicorn, Tahash, Elasmotherium, Scottish Royal tapestry collection, Qilin, The Lady and the Unicorn, The Hunt of the Unicorn, The Lion and the Unicorn, Re'em, Monocerus, Unicorn Pursuivant, Alicorn, Shadhavar. Excerpt: Tachash skins are a type of animal skins referred to in the Bible (Exodus 25:5, 26:14, 35:7, 35:23, 36:19 and 39:34; Numbers 4:6,8,10-12,14,25 and Ezekiel 16:10), and used as the outer covering of the tent of the Tabernacle and to wrap sacred objects used within the Tabernacle for transport. What the word 'tachash' refers to is a matter of some debate. According to the Babylonian Talmud and Rashi's commentary, the tachash was a kosher, multi-colored, one horned desert animal which came into existence to be used to build the Tabernacle and ceased to exist afterward. The King James Version of the Bible translates the word tachash as badger. Another hypothesis is that the Hebrew term "orot t'chashim" refers to very fine dyed sheep or goat leather, hence the Jerusalem Bible translates the term as "fine leather." A currently popular hypothesis is that the term "tachash" means dugong. This translation is based upon the similarity between tachash and the Arabic word tukhas, which means dugong. In accordance with this hypothesis several translations, such as the Jewish Publication Society translation, render tachash as dolphin or sea cow. Others believe the tachash was related to the keresh, a creature most often identified with the giraffe, with a similar description mentioned in the Gemara. It is not explicitly stated if the tachash was a mammal or not. The King James Version translates tachash as badger. John Grigg Hewlett, D.D. (1860) argued against the King James translation of Tachash as Badger for three reasons. 1. The badger is not found in Arabia. 2. It is an unclean animal. It would have violated th...

The Maiden and the Unicorn

This unforgettable tale of power, passion, and intrigue is perfect for fans of Philippa Gregory, Diana Gabaldon and Alison Weir.

The Maiden and the Unicorn

Author: Isolde Martyn

Publisher: Momentum

ISBN: 1760301922

Page: 357

View: 729

For Margery, the choice between 'spy' or 'wife', is really no choice at all. When King Edward IV offers her an irresistible challenge – to act as his secret courier to France – Margery is more than willing to risk her life for the King and escape marriage to Sir Richard Huddleston, the man who kidnapped her to further his political career. Yet upon arriving in France, Margery is shocked to discover that Richard is the man her powerful protector, Warwick the Kingmaker, has decreed she will marry. As Warwick forms a despicable alliance with King Edward's foes, Margery finds herself ensnared in a vicious web of political intrigue. Torn between loyalty to Edward and a dangerous attraction to her enigmatic, traitor husband, Margery's mission becomes a race against time to outwit her enemies and, above all, Richard. This unforgettable tale of power, passion, and intrigue is perfect for fans of Philippa Gregory, Diana Gabaldon and Alison Weir. "A wonderfully interwoven tapestry of a book" – Bestselling novelist Barbara Erskine Winner of the Romance Writers of America Rita Award for Best First Novel 2000 and the Romance Writers of Australia Romantic Book of the Year Award in 1999.

The Oak King the Holly King and the Unicorn

The Myths and Symbolism of the Unicorn Tapestries John Williamson ... ( Graves
, 1963 ) There is a set of tapestries at the Cluny Museum entitled “ ' The Lady with
the Unicorn " which not only invoke the rivalry of the unicorn and the lion , but ...

The Oak King  the Holly King  and the Unicorn

Author: John Williamson

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN:

Page: 260

View: 622

Examines the unicorn tapestries displayed at the Cloisters in New York City

The Unicorn

Hearing , The Lady with the Unicorn " The Red Series ” , 6 . 1480 , Musée
National du Moyen Âge , Paris forelegs in her lap on the blood - red lining of her
dress , while in obvious satisfaction he studies his face in the mirror that she
holds up ...

The Unicorn

Author: Lise Gotfredsen

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 192

View: 755

This wide-ranging cultural history book traces the interpretations and myths that have grown up around the unicorn in art, literature, science, and religion, and explains why the figure has inspired such a loyal following. 120 illustrations, 72 in color.

The Unicorn

ABOVE AND OPPOSITE Touch from the Lady and the Unicorn series. The
sensuous nature of the unicorn myth is clearly expressed in these tapestries, five
of which represent the senses. animal. To the Greeks the unicorn was a little-
known ...

The Unicorn

Author: Nancy Hathaway

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781579125257

Page: 191

View: 943

In this magnificently illustrated book, the author takes us on a tour of unicorn lore - from China and Japan to India, the Near East, and Europe - from China and Japan to India, the Near East, and Europe - from ancient times through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, and into the present. [From dust jacket].

Unicorns

After this she was known through all the world as the Fair Lady of the Unicorn .
Many were the knights who vowed to win honor for love of her , but all proved
unworthy , the Knight of the Bagpipes and the Knight of the Cricket and the rest ...

Unicorns

Author: J. K. Anderson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780883880869

Page: 48

View: 599

Wonderfully intricate pictures of unicorns from the Middle Ages are just some of the illustrations in this history of the legendary beast.

A Ride Through the Wood

The Lady with the Unicorn , p . 101 . ' Four Sonnets of Resurrection ' , ibid . , pp .
58 - 60 , merely pose a question and the ultimate resolution appears to be in
generic immortality . The later extension of this idea is illustrated by the quotation
 ...

A Ride Through the Wood

Author: Roland Mathias

Publisher: Seren Books/Poetry Wales PressLtd

ISBN:

Page: 320

View: 310

The Heath Guide to Poetry

Lion and unicorn forbid disguise . He looks , and she looks forth : there are no
other eyes . 60 MAY SARTON ( 1912 – ) The Lady and the Unicorn The Cluny
Tapestries I am the unicorn and bow my head You are the lady woven into history
 ...

The Heath Guide to Poetry

Author: David Bergman

Publisher: D C Heath & Company

ISBN:

Page: 493

View: 502

Die Kaapse bibliotekaris

Some believe that Compiled by JANINE DE VILLIERS Promotions and
Publications T he lady and the unicorn tapestry cycle of six panels is displayed in
a specially - constructed semi - circular room in the Musée du Moyen Age or
Cluny ...

Die Kaapse bibliotekaris

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Issues for Nov. 1957- include section: Accessions. Aanwinste, Sept. 1957-