Wild Swans

Wild Swans
Author: Jung Chang
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2008-06-20
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781439106495

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The story of three generations in twentieth-century China that blends the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history—a bestselling classic in thirty languages with more than ten million copies sold around the world, now with a new introduction from the author. An engrossing record of Mao’s impact on China, an unusual window on the female experience in the modern world, and an inspiring tale of courage and love, Jung Chang describes the extraordinary lives and experiences of her family members: her grandmother, a warlord’s concubine; her mother’s struggles as a young idealistic Communist; and her parents’ experience as members of the Communist elite and their ordeal during the Cultural Revolution. Chang was a Red Guard briefly at the age of fourteen, then worked as a peasant, a “barefoot doctor,” a steelworker, and an electrician. As the story of each generation unfolds, Chang captures in gripping, moving—and ultimately uplifting—detail the cycles of violent drama visited on her own family and millions of others caught in the whirlwind of history.

Wild Swans

Wild Swans
Author: Jung Chang
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2003-08-12
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780743246989

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A Chinese woman chronicles the struggle of her grandmother, her mother, and herself to survive in a China torn apart by wars, invasions, revolution, and continuing upheaval, from 1907 to the present.

Wild Swans

Wild Swans
Author: Jung Chang
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 728
Release: 2007
Genre: China
ISBN: 9780007241675

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This is the story of three generations of women in a Chinese family and mirrors the tumultuous history of twentieth century China. Jung Chang's grandmother was born into the feudal China of 1909. Her feet were bound and at the age of 15 she was given to a warlord general as a concubine. Her daughter grew up in occupied Manchuria and became active in the underground Nationalist movement. After many epic exploits, she and her guerilla lover became senior Communist officials. After a privileged childhood, Jung Chang became a Red Guard, but faced with the destructiveness of the Cultural Revolution, began to question Mao - a step which was to have momentous consequences for her and her family.

The Wild Swans

The Wild Swans
Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Publsiher: Arrow
Total Pages: 63
Release: 1986
Genre: Children's stories, Danish
ISBN: 0862032849

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Eleven brothers, turned into wild swans by an evil stepmother, are saved by the sacrifices of their beautiful sister, Elise.

A Wild Swan

A Wild Swan
Author: Michael Cunningham
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2015-11-10
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780374712600

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Fairy tales for our times from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Hours A poisoned apple and a monkey's paw with the power to change fate; a girl whose extraordinarily long hair causes catastrophe; a man with one human arm and one swan's wing; and a house deep in the forest, constructed of gumdrops and gingerbread, vanilla frosting and boiled sugar. In A Wild Swan and Other Tales, the people and the talismans of lands far, far away—the mythic figures of our childhoods and the source of so much of our wonder—are transformed by Michael Cunningham into stories of sublime revelation. Here are the moments that our fairy tales forgot or deliberately concealed: the years after a spell is broken, the rapturous instant of a miracle unexpectedly realized, or the fate of a prince only half cured of a curse. The Beast stands ahead of you in line at the convenience store, buying smokes and a Slim Jim, his devouring smile aimed at the cashier. A malformed little man with a knack for minor acts of wizardry goes to disastrous lengths to procure a child. A loutish and lazy Jack prefers living in his mother's basement to getting a job, until the day he trades a cow for a handful of magic beans. Reimagined by one of the most gifted storytellers of his generation, and exquisitely illustrated by Yuko Shimizu, rarely have our bedtime stories been this dark, this perverse, or this true.

The Wild Swans at Coole

The Wild Swans at Coole
Author: William Butler Yeats
Publsiher: Litres
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-09-05
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 9785040491735

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Wild Swans

Wild Swans
Author: Jessica Spotswood
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-05-03
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 9781492622178

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The summer before Ivy's senior year is going to be golden-all bonfires, barbeques, and spending time with her best friends. For once, she will just get to be. No summer classes, none of Granddad's intense expectations to live up to the family name. For generations, the Milbourn women have lead extraordinary lives-and died young and tragically. Granddad calls it a legacy, but Ivy considers it a curse. Why else would her mother have run off and abandoned her as a child? But when her mother unexpectedly returns home with two young daughters in tow, all of the stories Ivy wove to protect her heart start to unravel. The very people she once trusted now speak in lies. And all of Ivy's ambition and determination cannot defend her against the secrets of the Milbourn past...

The Twelve Wild Swans

The Twelve Wild Swans
Author: Starhawk,Hillary Valentine
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2001-10-02
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN: 9780062516695

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The long-awaited continuation of the bestselling classic The Spiral Dance