Queens of the Abyss

It is too often accepted that during the 19th and early 20th centuries it was the male writers who developed and pushed the boundaries of the weird tale, with women writers following in their wake--but this is far from the truth.

Queens of the Abyss

It is too often accepted that during the 19th and early 20th centuries it was the male writers who developed and pushed the boundaries of the weird tale, with women writers following in their wake--but this is far from the truth. This new anthology follows the instrumental contributions made by women writers to the weird tale, and revives the lost authors of the early pulp magazines along with the often overlooked work of more familiar authors. See the darker side of The Secret Garden author Frances Hodgson Burnett and the sensitively-drawn nightmares of Marie Corelli and Violet Quirk. Hear the captivating voices of Weird Tales magazine contributors Sophie Wenzel Ellis, Greye La Spina, and Margaret St Clair, and bow down to the sensational, surreal, and challenging writers who broke down the barriers of the day. Featuring material never before republished, from the abyssal depths of the British Library vaults.

The Naval Route to the Abyss

2In 1887, Prince Wilhelm had gone over to England to take part in the
celebrations of Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. Unlike his father and mother,
Crown Prince Friedrich Wilhelm and Crown Princess Victoria (the Queen's
daughter) neither ...

The Naval Route to the Abyss

The intense rivalry in battleship building that took place between Britain and Germany in the run up to the First World War is seen by many as the most totemic of all armaments races. Blamed by numerous commentators during the inter-war years as a major cause of the Great War, it has become emblematic of all that is wrong with international competitions in military strength. Yet, despite this notoriety, ’the Great Naval Race’ has not received the attention that this elevated status would merit and it has never been examined from the viewpoint of both of its participants simultaneously and equally. This volume, which contains a comprehensive survey of the existing scholarship on this topic, both English-language and German, as well as important primary source materials from a range of archives in both Britain and Germany, fills this gap. By putting the actions of the British Admiralty side-by-side with those of its German counterparts, it enables the naval race to be viewed comparatively and thereby facilitates an understanding of how the two parties to this conflict interacted. By offering a comprehensive range of German documents in both their original text and in English translation, the book makes the German role in this conflict accessible to an English speaking audience for the first time. As such, it is an essential volume for any serious student of naval policy in the pre-First World War era.

Queen s Quarterly

Up to a point Kafka might be said to share Kierkegaard's view — that those who
live comfortably , calmly , are simply those who are unaware of the abyss
confronting them , who do not know how precarious is their existence . Some
critics have ...

Queen s Quarterly


The Queen s necklace

You trample on the people to kiss the hands of queens . I trample on queens to
elevate the people but one degree . I do not ... I am perhaps the first in this
country , thanks to you , to see the depths of the abyss into which royalty is
hurrying .

The Queen s necklace


Lives of the Queens of England

During the hours while the insensible queen was thus suspended over the abyss
of eternity , other vigils were held in the recesses of her palace at Kensington ,
and other councils besides that one , the vigilance of which secured the throne to
 ...

Lives of the Queens of England


Song of the Abyss

Diamonds studded a crown made of hammered gold and silver, more elaborate
than the black onyx he usually wore. This crown was fit for a visit from a queen.
The balcony doors had been left open, a dozen of them, allowing the salt air to
drift ...

Song of the Abyss

Ancient grievances, long-held grudges, and dangerous magic combine in this sweeping fantasy perfect for fans of Tamora Pierce and Rachel Hartman. As the granddaughter of a famed navigator, seventeen-year-old Reyna has always lived life on her own terms, despite those who say a girl could never be an explorer for the royal house of St. John del Mar. She is determined to prove them wrong, and as she returns home after a year-long expedition, she knows her dream is within reach. No longer an apprentice, instead: Reyna, Master Explorer. But when menacing raiders attack her ship, those dreams are pushed aside. Reyna’s escape is both desperate and dangerous, and when next she sees her ship, a mystery rises from the deep. The sailors—her captain, her countrymen—have vanished. To find them, Reyna must use every resource at her disposal . . . including placing her trust in a handsome prince from a rival kingdom. Together they uncover a disturbing truth. The attack was no isolated incident. Troubling signs point to a shadowy kingdom in the north, and for once, the rulers of the Sea of Magdalen agree: something must be done. But can Reyna be brave enough to find a way?

Lives of the Queens of England from the Norman Conquest

During the hours while the insensible queen was thus suspended over the abyss
of eternity , other vigils were held in the recesses of her Much of wamberty's
intelligence is thus verified , line by line , by these subministers ; they dared not
put ...

Lives of the Queens of England  from the Norman Conquest


Journey to the Abyss

queen in black the Princess of \\"'ales in dark blue and the crown princess of
Germany in white. In the same carriage but behind the queen sat john Brown the
queen's favorite servant in black and silver.' Then followed some huntsmen next ...

Journey to the Abyss

These fascinating, never-before-published early diaries of Count Harry Kessler—patron, museum director, publisher, cultural critic, soldier, secret agent, and diplomat—present a sweeping panorama of the arts and politics of Belle Époque Europe, a glittering world poised to be changed irrevocably by the Great War. Kessler’s immersion in the new art and literature of Paris, London, and Berlin unfolds in the first part of the diaries. This refined world gives way to vivid descriptions of the horrific fighting on the Eastern and Western fronts of World War I, the intriguing private discussions among the German political and military elite about the progress of the war, as well as Kessler’s account of his role as a diplomat with a secret mission in Switzerland. Profoundly modern and often prescient, Kessler was an erudite cultural impresario and catalyst who as a cofounder of the avant-garde journal Pan met and contributed articles about many of the leading artists and writers of the day. In 1903 he became director of the Grand Ducal Museum of Arts and Crafts in Weimar, determined to make it a center of aesthetic modernism together with his friend the architect Henry van de Velde, whose school of design would eventually become the Bauhaus. When a public scandal forced his resignation in 1906, Kessler turned to other projects, including collaborating with the Austrian writer Hugo von Hofmannsthal and the German composer Richard Strauss on the opera Der Rosenkavalier and the ballet The Legend of Joseph, which was performed in 1914 by the Ballets Russes in London and Paris. In 1913 he founded the Cranach-Presse in Weimar, one of the most important private presses of the twentieth century. The diaries present brilliant, sharply etched, and often richly comical descriptions of his encounters, conversations, and creative collaborations with some of the most celebrated people of his time: Otto von Bismarck, Paul von Hindenburg, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Richard Strauss, Igor Stravinsky, Sergei Diaghilev, Vaslav Nijinsky, Isadora Duncan, Ruth St. Denis, Sarah Bernhardt, Friedrich Nietzsche, Rainer Marie Rilke, Paul Verlaine, Gordon Craig, George Bernard Shaw, Harley Granville-Barker, Max Klinger, Arnold Böcklin, Max Beckmann, Aristide Maillol, Auguste Rodin, Edgar Degas, Éduard Vuillard, Claude Monet, Edvard Munch, Ida Rubinstein, Gabriele D’Annunzio, Pierre Bonnard, and Walther Rathenau, among others. Remarkably insightful, poignant, and cinematic in their scope, Kessler’s diaries are an invaluable record of one of the most volatile and seminal moments in modern Western history.

Lives of the Queens of England from the Norman Conquest By Agnes Strickland A New Edition Carefully Revised and Augmented In Six Volumes

During the hours while the insensible queen was thus suspended over the abyss
of eternity , other vigils were held in the recesses of her palace at Kensington ,
and other councils besides that one , the vigilance of which secured the throne to
 ...

Lives of the Queens of England  from the Norman Conquest  By Agnes Strickland      A New Edition  Carefully Revised and Augmented  In Six Volumes


Biographical Sketches of the Queens of Great Britain from the Norman Conquest to the Reign of Victoria

The sudden transition from joy to the abyss of hopelessness was too much even
for the iron spirit which ... space her energies seemed paralysed for ever , her
courage vanished — her hopes , her fears , at an 200 THE QUEENS OF
ENGLAND .

Biographical Sketches of the Queens of Great Britain from the Norman Conquest to the Reign of Victoria


Biographical Sketches of the Queens of England from the Norman Conquest to the Reign of Victoria Or The Royal Book of Beauty

The sudden transition from joy to the abyss of hopelessness was too much even
for the iron spirit which had ... her energies seemed paralysed for ever , her
courage vanished - her hopes , her fears , at an 200 THE QUEENS OF
ENGLAND .

Biographical Sketches of the Queens of England  from the Norman Conquest to the Reign of Victoria  Or  The Royal Book of Beauty


Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia

That is the fanaticism of a man who believes in nothing but himself , and whom
this self - deification nevertheless will one day hurl into the abyss , ” exclaimed
the queen . “ But hark , it strikes twelve ! The king will soon be here to take me to
the ...

Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia


The Queen s Maries

Depths of guilt , into which , heretofore , he would not have dared to look , were
now opened up to him , and there was seduction in the very immensity of the
abyss . Crimes , dazzling from their boldness , now seemed feasible , nay ,
almost ...

The Queen s Maries


The Red Cross of Gold IX the Queen of the Abyss

The Knight of Death runs afoul the legendary Queen of the Abyss when he accepts a position as King of the Faeries in the idyllic underworld realm.

The Red Cross of Gold IX   the Queen of the Abyss

The Knight of Death runs afoul the legendary Queen of the Abyss when he accepts a position as King of the Faeries in the idyllic underworld realm. He enlists the aid of his Brothers of the Order as the Grand Master sends them one and two at a time to bring him back. The Knights continue to disappear into the Abyss until the GM is left with only one remaining Knight of the Council under his command. As King Ramsay wages war on the evil faeries and the dragon under the Queen's control, he loses more and more of himself to her magick. Sister Meredith, in another botched attempt to use her magick to find him, suddenly finds herself drawn into a bizarre situation facing a number of Undead persons from her past.

The Queen s Maries New Edition

Depths of guilt , into which , heretofore , he would not have dared to look , were
now opened up to him , and there was seduction in the very immensity of the
abyss . Crimes , dazzling from their boldness , now seemed feasible , nay ,
almost ...

The Queen s Maries     New Edition


The Works of Alexandre Dumas The queen s necklace Taking the Bastille

THE QUEEN IS same moment from the king , the PompaSO GOOD ! dours , the
Dubarrys , and the Parç aux AND now ... determined to be informed on Being
alarmed at the abyss over which every point . he was suspended , the king began
by ...

The Works of Alexandre Dumas  The queen s necklace  Taking the Bastille


Annals of the Queens of Spain from the period of the conquest of the Goths down to the reign of her present Majesty Isabel II etc vol 1 2

Thus did continual fêtes keep the mind of the weak monarch occupied , veiling
with garlands the abyss to which his folly was conducting him . The example of a
dissolute Court was not likely to be lost on the middling and lower ranks , who ...

Annals of the Queens of Spain  from the period of the conquest of the Goths down to the reign of her present Majesty Isabel II   etc  vol  1  2


At the Abyss

One weapon allocated to New York City , the heart of “ capitalist imperialism , ”
would have left few survivors on the island of Manhattan , in Queens , Brooklyn ,
the Bronx , or Jersey City . Firestorms would have devoured Staten Island ...

At the Abyss

An unvarnished view of America's fight against Communism, from the end of WWII to the closing of the Strategic Air Command.