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Literary critics often pursue analyses of music or painting and literature as 'sister arts', yet this is the first full-length study of the treatment of social dance in literature. A vital part of social life and courtship with its own symbolism, dance in the nineteenth century was a natural point of interest for novelists writing about these topics; and indeed ballroom scenes could themselves be used to further courtship narratives or illustrate other significant encounters. Including analyses of works by Jane Austen, W. M. Thackeray, George Eliot, and Anthony Trollope, as well as extensive material from nineteenth-century dance manuals, Cheryl A. Wilson shows how dance provided a vehicle through which writers could convey social commentary and cultural critique on issues such as gender, social mobility, and nationalism.
Animals from around the globe have gathered for a dance contest in the famous Tower Ballroom in Birmingham. Who will win? Camels dancing the conga? Flamingos dancing flamenco? Or penguins doing the polka? And what are those mischievous monkeys up to?
The companion novella to be read at any point in The Abundance Series Fifty thousand bulbs can shed a lot of light ... but will it be enough to help Kyle and Lanie see that they belong together? Lanie Phillips has a quiet holiday planned. So quiet, in fact, that the only sounds in the house where she's staying should be the clicks of her computer keyboard and the occasional bark from a chocolate Labrador retriever. No joyous choirs of angels, no jolly laughs from Santa, and no jingle bells-nothing to distract her from her master's thesis or bring up painful Christmas memories. But for the single dad who's her closest neighbor, simple holiday decorations just won't do. Kyle Mattox is determined to give his five-year-old daughter the best Christmas ever-one that includes an outdoor display lit with fifty thousand lights, activated in time to music shared through four giant loudspeakers. When Lanie comes to complain that she can't write with the lights flashing and carols blasting, Kyle realizes that-unknown to her-their circuits have crossed in the past. If he wants his daughter happy, he needs to keep that information to himself, keep the show running, and keep his distance from Lanie. Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance Type of Book: Novella Other Books in Series: Love at Sunset Lake, The Abundance Series Book 1 Love and Harmony, The Abundance Series Book 1.5
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