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Moral Injury in the Seventeenth and Twenty-First Centuries

About Highland Soldiers 3: The Return Each book of the Highland Soldiers series deals with an issue a soldiers faces as a result of their service to clan and King. In Book 1, the hero falls in love with a woman who views him as her enemy. In Books 2, the hero returns to the woman he loves, only to find her engaged to another. When I began Book 3, I kept coming back to…

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BBC News – National Trust buys Thomas Hardy Dorset heathland

National Trust buys Thomas Hardy Dorset heathland   More than 200 acres (80 hectares) of heathland, thought to have inspired some of the settings for writer Thomas Hardy’s novels, has been bought by the National Trust. The organisation said Slepe Heath in Dorset was the real-life version of the fictional Egdon Heath, where Hardy’s novel The Return of the Native is set. BBC News – National Trust buys Thomas Hardy Dorset heathland.

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Wuthering Heights

You can never have too many Wuthering Heights adaptations. Wuthering Heights: ‘There comes a point when you have to put the book down’ As the Gate presents a fresh adaptation of Emily Brontë’s classic of passion (or hysterical excess, depending on your outlook), a new Heathcliff and Catherine get to grips with our expectations and their interpretations Wuthering Heights: ‘There comes a point when you have to put the book down’.

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    His battle-scarred heart stands in the way of a love that could heal him. Alex MacDonell returns home from fighting for clan and king to discover that the girl he once hunted and fished with has become an intriguing young woman. Kenna has adored him for years, but he always treated her like a little sister. When her own brother dies from battle wounds, Kenna is left with no family or home. Alex…

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A Better Way to Think About the Genre Debate by Joshua Rothman

Frye’s scheme is simple. In his view, the world of fiction is composed of four braided genres: novel, romance, anatomy, and confession. “Pride and Prejudice” is a novel. “Wuthering Heights” isn’t: it’s a romance, an extension of a form that predates the novel by many hundreds of years. (“The romancer does not attempt to create ‘real people’ so much as stylized figures which expand into psychological archetypes,” Frye writes. “That is why the romance so…

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