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Sophia

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ISBN10 : 1632860821

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Number of Pages : 432

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: In 1876 Sophia Duleep Singh was born into Indian royalty. Her father, Maharajah Duleep Singh, was heir to the Kingdom of the Sikhs, one of the greatest empires of the Indian subcontinent, a realm that stretched from the lush Kashmir Valley to the craggy foothills of the Khyber Pass and included the mighty cities of Lahore and Peshawar. It was a territory irresistible to the British, who plundered everything, including the fabled Koh-I-Noor diamond. Exiled to England, the dispossessed Maharajah transformed his estate at Elveden in Suffolk into a Moghul palace, its grounds stocked with leopards, monkeys and exotic birds. Sophia, god-daughter of Queen Victoria, was raised a genteel aristocratic Englishwoman: presented at court, afforded grace and favor lodgings at Hampton Court Palace and photographed wearing the latest fashions for the society pages. But when, in secret defiance of the British government, she travelled to India, she returned a revolutionary. Sophia transcended her heritage to devote herself to battling injustice and inequality, a far cry from the life to which she was born. Her causes were the struggle for Indian Independence, the fate of the lascars, the welfare of Indian soldiers in the First World War ? and, above all, the fight for female suffrage. She was bold and fearless, attacking politicians, putting herself in the front line and swapping her silks for a nurse's uniform to tend wounded soldiers evacuated from the battlefields. Meticulously researched and passionately written, this enthralling story of the rise of women and the fall of empire introduces an extraordinary individual and her part in the defining moments of recent British and Indian history.

The Sophia Teachings

Author : Robert Powell

ISBN10 : 9781930051522

Publisher : Lantern Books

Number of Pages : 166

Category : Body, Mind & Spirit

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Book Summary: Powell surveys the wonders and teachings associated with this treasure from Christianity's mystical past, spanning the Greek philosophers, King Solomon, Hildegard von Bingen, Our Lady of Guadalupe, and the Virgin Mary.

Sophia Tolstoy

Author : Alexandra Popoff

ISBN10 : 9781416559900

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 368

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: As Leo Tolstoy’s wife, Sophia Tolstoy experienced both glory and condemnation during their forty-eight-year marriage. She was admired as the muse and literary assistant to one of the world’s most celebrated novelists. But when in later years Tolstoy became a towering public figure and founded a new brand of religion, she was scorned for her disagreements with him. And it is this version of Sophia—malicious, shrill, perennially at war with Tolstoy—that has gone down in the historical record. Drawing on newly available archival material, including Sophia’s unpublished memoir, Alexandra Popoff presents a dramatically different and accurate portrait of the woman and the marriage. This lively, well-researched biography demonstrates that, contrary to popular belief, Sophia was remarkably supportive of Tolstoy and was, in fact, key to his fame. Gifted and versatile, Sophia assisted Tolstoy during the writing of War and Peace and Anna Karenina. Having modeled his most memorable female characters on her, Tolstoy admired his wife’s boundless energy, which he called “the force of life.” Sophia’s letters, never before translated, illuminate the couple’s true relationship and provide insights into Tolstoy’s creative laboratory. Although long portrayed as an elitist and hysterical countess, Sophia was in reality a practical, independent-minded, generous, and talented woman who shared Tolstoy’s important values and his capacity for work. Mother of thirteen, she participated in Tolstoy’s causes and managed all business a airs. Popoff describes in haunting detail the intrusion into their marriage by Tolstoy’s religious disciple Vladimir Chertkov, who controlled Tolstoy at the end of his life and led a smear campaign against Sophia, branding her evil and mad. She is still judged by Chertkov’s false accounts, which dismissed her valuable achievements and contributions. During his later religious phase, Tolstoy renounced his property and copyright, and Sophia had to become the breadwinner. She published Tolstoy’s collected works and supported their large family. Despite the pressures of her demanding life, she realized her own talents as a writer, photographer, translator, and aspiring artist. This vigorous, engrossing biography presents in fascinating depth and detail the many ways in which Sophia Tolstoy enriched the life and work of one of the world’s most revered authors.

Two Problems for Sophia

Author : Jim Averbeck

ISBN10 : 1481477897

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 40

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: Sophia quickly learns her new pet comes with two giraffe-sized problems in this enterprising sequel to One Word from Sophia, which was named one of the best picture books of 2015 by Kirkus Reviews. Sophia and Noodle, her One True Desire, are together at last. But Noodle comes with two gigantic problems, and those problems are tearing Sophia’s family apart! Can a little creative experimenting save Noodle? Or will Sophia have to bid him adieu?

Sophia Peabody Hawthorne

Author : Patricia Dunlavy Valenti

ISBN10 : 0826273408

Publisher : University of Missouri Press

Number of Pages : 352

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: As is often the case with spouses of celebrities, Sophia Peabody Hawthorne was overshadowed by her husband. While Nathaniel Hawthorne is renowned for numerous publications, including The Scarlet Letter, that staple in high school English curricula, Sophia’s remarkable life and career did not receive the recognition they deserve. She was, however, a source for many of Nathaniel’s stories and responsible for much that he accomplished. Sophia was an artist, one of the first in America to earn income from her painting and decorative arts; she was also a writer and traveler to foreign countries at a time when women typically confined their activities to the home. Patricia Dunlavy Valenti began to tell this story in Sophia Peabody Hawthorne: A Life, Volume 1, 1809-1847 (2004). This biography concludes now in a second volume, which details the less examined and more surprising second half of Sophia’s life. Valenti’s thorough research culminates in a compelling, revealing account of Sophia’s travels to Britain and Europe and her intense personal relationships outside her marriage with men and women, among them notable figures in American history and literature. As an impoverished widow, Sophia dealt resourcefully with the consequences of her husband’s financial carelessness; as a mother, her liberal practices resulted in unintended, sometimes unfortunate consequences. Throughout every vicissitude, her relentless optimism prevailed. With the publication of Sophia Peabody Hawthorne: A Life, Volume 2, 1848-1871, Sophia emerges forever from the shadow cast by her husband. Historians and general readers alike will be drawn to this riveting account of an interesting, important woman and what her life reveals about American history and culture at a moment of national conflict, emerging class divisions, and evolving gender roles.

Sophia

Author : Stanley J. Weyman

ISBN10 : 1775457915

Publisher : The Floating Press

Number of Pages : 391

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: It may be classified as a romance, but the heroine of Stanley J. Weyman's classic novel Sophia is no shrinking violet chomping on bonbons while waiting around to be saved by her Prince Charming. This action-packed story offers readers the best of both worlds: delightful lessons in the dos and don'ts of fashionable London society circa 1742, plus a page-turning series of events and plenty of plot twists.

Sophia, Princess Among Beasts

Author : James Patterson

ISBN10 : 0316417491

Publisher : Little, Brown

Number of Pages : 352

Category : Young Adult Fiction

Viewed : 1895

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Book Summary: A princess who has lost her mother and father finds herself in a terrifying world that urgently needs a queen in this thrilling fantasy novel. Sophia is smart, beautiful, and accomplished, a beloved princess devoted to the people and to reading books. The kingdom is hers, until she is plunged into a nightmarish realm populated by the awful beasts she read about as a child. The beasts are real. And so is the great army marching on her castle. The people look to Sophia for protection. They will all perish unless she can unlock an ancient secret as profound as life and death itself. Sophia, Princess Among Beasts is a fabulous adventure, and a stunning mystery. Here again is proof of why James Patterson is the world's most trusted storyteller.

One Word from Sophia

Author : Jim Averbeck

ISBN10 : 1481405152

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 40

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: Sophia tries varied techniques to get the giraffe she wants more than anything in this playfully illustrated story about the nuances of negotiation. Sophia has one true desire for her birthday. But she has Four Big Problems in the way: Mom, Dad, Uncle Conrad...and Grand-mama. Will her presentations, proposals, and pie charts convince them otherwise? Turns out, all it takes is one word.

Searching For Sophia

Author : Andrew Saw

ISBN10 : 1925736245

Publisher : Hybrid Publishers

Number of Pages : 320

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1287

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Book Summary: What do you do when the love you've been searching for your whole life suddenly disappears? You know you’re loved, but you ask yourself, is your lover crazy? Or is it you? Searching for Sophia is a beautifully composed, wonderfully compassionate, and often laugh-out-loud story about two veterinarians operating their practice in a prestigious eastern suburb of Sydney whose lives are turned upside down when an internationally acclaimed violinist from Romania enters their surgery. This is a love story with a difference, leading the Jewish Dr Joe Franken into a dangerous search for love across the world, while his partner, the Anglo Dr Tim Wilde, finds love at home. Searching for Sophia really stands out for the quality of its writing and that all-too-rare gift for comedy that is both humorous and humane.

Isis Mary Sophia

Author : Rudolf Steiner

ISBN10 : 9780880104944

Publisher : SteinerBooks

Number of Pages : 254

Category : Body, Mind & Spirit

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Book Summary: The rebirth of the feminine surrounds us in many forms--from the global movement for women's rights to a renewed interest in feminine spirituality, the Goddess, and the Divine Mother. What is the spiritual meaning of this rebirth? What is the feminine divine? Who is she? The feminine divine has had many names in many cultures: Ishtar in Babylon, Inanna in Sumeria, Athena, Hera, Demeter, and Persephone in Greece, Isis in Egypt, Durga, Kali, and Lakshmi in India. She is the Shekinah of the Cabalists, and the Sophia of the Gnostics. To Steiner, she is Anthroposophia (or Divine Wisdom), who descended from the spiritual world and passed through humanity to become now the goal and archetype of human wisdom in the cosmos. This book contains most of Steiner's statements on Sophia. We see him "midwifing" the birth of the Sophia, the new Isis, and divine feminine wisdom, in human hearts on earth. Each chapter explores the mystery of the various relationships of Sophia: Sophia and Isis, Sophia and the Holy Spirit, Sophia and Mary, the mother of Jesus (and Mary Magdalene), Sophia and the Gnostic Achamod, and Sophia and the New Isis. Above all, in a remarkable way, Steiner makes clear the relationship of Christ and Sophia. Contents: Introduction by Christopher Bamford Prologue: Living Thinking Thinking Is an Organ of Percpetion Thinking Unites Us with the Cosmos The Holy Spirit and the Christ in Us Sophia, the Holy Spirit, Mary, and Mary Magdalene The Virgin Sophia and the Holy Spirit Mary and Mary Magdalene Sophia Is the Gospel Itself Wisdom and Health The Nature of the Virgin Sophia and of the Holy Spirit Isis and Madonna Wisdom and Love in Cosmic and Human Evolution The Being Anthroposophia The Gifts of Isis From the Fifth Gospel Sophia and Achamoth The Legend of the New Isis The Search for the New Isis Sophia and Pistis Michael, Sophia, and Marduk A Christmas Study: The Mystery of the Logos

Sophia, the Wisdom of God

Author : Sergiĭ Bulgakov,Sergeĭ Nikolaevich Bulgakov

ISBN10 : 9780940262607

Publisher : SteinerBooks

Number of Pages : 155

Category : Religion

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Book Summary: There is a great hunger to recover the feminine aspect of the Divinity. But much searching has left Christians disappointed and seeking the "Goddess" elsewhere. In this brave theological work, Bulgakov shows how the Divine Sophia, in whom all things are created, is present in the Holy Trinity itself and how, as the "creaturely Sophia," she works together with her divine counterpart in the work of the Holy Spirit for the redemption of the world.

Shadow (Book 3)

Author : Sophia Gray

ISBN10 :

Publisher : E-Book Publishing World Inc.

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: This is book 3 and the finale of the War Reapers MC series! I took her in the shadows, so no one could hear her scream. NIC My days are filled with violence, my nights with blood. The most dangerous crime lord in the city wants my MC slaughtered. It’s why I ride alone. Any woman in my life has to leave the next morning – for her own safety. But when Lauren walks into my biker bar on Christmas, looking sweet and innocent and seductive? I can’t resist. I take her home. I make her scream my name until her throat is hoarse. I give her a night to remember. But then she disappears. Months later, I’m in the battle of a lifetime, trying to keep my MC alive. But guess who I end up saving one night? Lauren. And to make things worse? She’s carrying my child. Now she—and the baby she carries—are in mortal danger. And it might cost me everything to keep them both safe. LAUREN When my boyfriend dumps me, I refuse to spend Christmas alone. I go to the place I’ve always been too scared to enter: the city’s biker bar. There, I see the most gorgeous man. With muscles rippling and tattoos all over his body, he puts me under his spell. When Nic says he’s taking me to his bed? I don’t resist. He gives me the greatest pleasure I’ve ever known. All through the night, he claims me. But that one night has consequences. Because now I’m pregnant with Nic’s baby. I don’t know how to tell him. How can a man like him be a father? But when he rescues me, keeps me safe, I want to believe we can be a family. Can I tell him I love him—before it’s too late? *** SHADOW is about Nic and Lauren, a bad boy biker and an innocent girl. They were from two different worlds, but in this new adult contemporary romance, they find their way into each other’s arms. The dark romance story with sex and passion is an exciting, action-filled read. It will quickly become your favorite alpha male bad boy biker romance series of all-time – guaranteed! So check out this romance thriller suspense right now!

Pistis Sophia

Author : ,

ISBN10 : 146551645X

Publisher : Library of Alexandria

Number of Pages : 325

Category : Coptic literature

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The Day I Found Mittens by Sophia Landon

Author : Sophia V. Landon

ISBN10 : 1647021189

Publisher : Dorrance Publishing

Number of Pages : 42

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: The Day I Found Mittens By: Sophia V. Landon The Day I Found Mittens shares the experience and gratifying surprise when Emma Linder, on her walk to school one morning, comes across the cutest and friendliest gray cat she’s ever seen. Their adventure continues as Emma must bring her new friend home and get the approval of her mom and dad to welcome the little cat into their family. A story for child and parent, The Day I Found Mittens is for every family who has ever opened their home to a new pet.

Sophia

Author : Cynthia Woolf

ISBN10 : 1938887794

Publisher : Firehouse Publishing

Number of Pages : 259

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1994

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Book Summary: Working long hours in a New York City bakery is not at all what Sophia Hayes had planned for her life. When her fiancé breaks their engagement her to marry her thinner, blonder, more beautiful sister, Sophia knows it is time to do something drastic, something completely unexpected. All she's ever wanted is to have a husband and family of her own. Agreeing to be a mail-order bride seems the perfect answer. Robert Langley has been a sailor his entire life. As Captain of the Sapphire of India, his last cargo made him a very wealthy man, but his time at sea cost him much. His wife was killed in an accident while running away with another man leaving him a widower with four young children who barely recognize their own father. A mail-order bride seems to be the ideal solution. He simply needs a willing woman to warm his bed and a compassionate woman to raise his children. Love is not an option. Sophia's sister is not content to leave well enough alone. When her husband dies unexpectedly, she makes her way to San Francisco to do what she has always done...take what she wants. And the moment she sets eyes on her sister's new family, what she wants is Robert Langley. Sophia has always believed her stunning, talented sister deserved the best in life. But this time Sophia is in love, and she's not going to surrender without a fight.

Christ and Sophia

Author : Valentin Tomberg,R H Bruce

ISBN10 : 0880109033

Publisher : SteinerBooks

Number of Pages : 472

Category : Religion

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Book Summary: In these astounding meditations on the true Christian nature of the scriptures, Tomberg shows how the central story of entire Bible is really a history of the Christ being. He describes the cosmic and earthly preparations for the Mystery of Golgotha, its significance and results for humanity and the world as a whole, and the central role of the Sophia being and her relationship to the Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Disciples and Pentecost, and all of humanity. He also imagines the Grail nature of the Christ's involvement in earthly history. All of Valentin Tomberg's profound studies are finally available in a single volume! Drawn from four difficult-to-find and out-of-print editions, this completely revised and updated text includes Tomberg's anthroposophic meditations on the Old Testament, the New Testament, and the Apocalypse, while the appendix contains his final, unfinished work, "The Four Sacrifices of Christ." Christ and Sophia contains all of Valentin Tomberg's essential anthroposophic works on the scriptures, providing an invaluable resource for anyone who wishes to gain a deeper understanding of Rudolf Steiner's spiritual scientific approach to esoteric Christianity, as revealed by a close, meditative reading of the Bible--from Genesis to John's Revelation. This volume contains English translations of these works by Valentin Tomberg: "Anthroposophisch Betrachtungen uber des Alte Testament; Anthroposophische Betrachtungen uber das Neue Testament; Geisteswissenschaftliche Betrachtungen uber die Apokalypse des Johannes.""

Their Marriage of Inconvenience

Author : Sophia James

ISBN10 : 1488065659

Publisher : Harlequin

Number of Pages : 288

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Opposites in everything… Except needing to marry! For Adelia Worthington, only marrying railway magnate Simeon Morgan will secure her family’s home. In return, she’ll give Simeon a place in society. A marriage is the last thing either wants, especially when it’s clear this self-made man thinks she’s a pampered heiress! But what’s even more inconvenient than their marriage is that the sparks of fury that fly between them are igniting a simmering desire that won’t be ignored. “Romantic, full of secrets and simmering passion this Regency romance is the perfect escape.” — Jane Hunter on The Cinderella Countess “A definite buy book. I adore this author.” — Goodreads on The Cinderella Countess