Middlesex

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Middlesex

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Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0307401944

Genre: Fiction

Page: 544

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Book Summary: Spanning eight decades and chronicling the wild ride of a Greek-American family through the vicissitudes of the twentieth century, Jeffrey Eugenides’ witty, exuberant novel on one level tells a traditional story about three generations of a fantastic, absurd, lovable immigrant family -- blessed and cursed with generous doses of tragedy and high comedy. But there’s a provocative twist. Cal, the narrator -- also Callie -- is a hermaphrodite. And the explanation for this takes us spooling back in time, through a breathtaking review of the twentieth century, to 1922, when the Turks sacked Smyrna and Callie’s grandparents fled for their lives. Back to a tiny village in Asia Minor where two lovers, and one rare genetic mutation, set our narrator’s life in motion. Middlesex is a grand, utterly original fable of crossed bloodlines, the intricacies of gender, and the deep, untidy promptings of desire. It’s a brilliant exploration of divided people, divided families, divided cities and nations -- the connected halves that make up ourselves and our world.


Vanished Villages of Middlesex

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Vanished Villages of Middlesex

Author: Jennifer Grainger

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781896219516

Genre: History

Page: 400

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Book Summary: Once home to over 60 flourishing villages, Middlesex County, in the heart of southwestern Ontario, has a rich history just waiting to be discovered. Anthropologist and local history enthusiast Jennifer Grainger has, through extensive research and much personal exploration, produced a valuable document chronicling the "rise and fall" of these pioneering settlements, truly the foundation of all that exist in the area today. Nostalgia buffs, armchair adventurers, genealogists and curious daytrippers alike will welcome the arrival of this timely publication with its many fascinating stories and countless visual reminders of the past.


Justice in Middlesex

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Justice in Middlesex

Author: Eileen M. Bowlt

Publisher: Waterside Press

ISBN: 9781906534448

Genre: History

Page: 96

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Book Summary: Tells the history of just one of the magistrates' courts in England and Wales. This work looks at the underlying backdrop of a part of the country: Middlesex, London and Westminster that is central to the English legal system.


Middlesex

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Middlesex

Author: Jeffrey Eugenides

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0307401944

Genre: Fiction

Page: 544

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Book Summary: Spanning eight decades and chronicling the wild ride of a Greek-American family through the vicissitudes of the twentieth century, Jeffrey Eugenides’ witty, exuberant novel on one level tells a traditional story about three generations of a fantastic, absurd, lovable immigrant family -- blessed and cursed with generous doses of tragedy and high comedy. But there’s a provocative twist. Cal, the narrator -- also Callie -- is a hermaphrodite. And the explanation for this takes us spooling back in time, through a breathtaking review of the twentieth century, to 1922, when the Turks sacked Smyrna and Callie’s grandparents fled for their lives. Back to a tiny village in Asia Minor where two lovers, and one rare genetic mutation, set our narrator’s life in motion. Middlesex is a grand, utterly original fable of crossed bloodlines, the intricacies of gender, and the deep, untidy promptings of desire. It’s a brilliant exploration of divided people, divided families, divided cities and nations -- the connected halves that make up ourselves and our world.


Middlesex

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Middlesex

Author: A. R. Hope Moncrieff

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN:

Genre: Travel

Page: 762

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Book Summary: "Middlesex" by A. R. Hope Moncrieff. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


The Different Implications of the Name “Middlesex“ in the Novel of the Same Name by Jeffrey Eugenides

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The Different Implications of the Name “Middlesex“ in the Novel of the Same Name by Jeffrey Eugenides

Author: Kathrin Ehlen

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640942450

Genre: Literary Collections

Page: 22

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Book Summary: Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Paderborn (Anglistik und Amerikanistik), course: Jeffrey Eugenides’s Middlesex, language: English, abstract: The novel Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides won the Pulitzer Price in 2002. If you endeavour to sum up the story in one sentence, you could say it is an epic tale of an hermaphrodite of Greek origin, of his genealogy and of the first forty years of his life in the USA and in Berlin, told by himself. The question is: Why did Eugenides choose the title “Middlesex” for his novel? and: How can the motive “Middlesex” be traced in the text? In trying to answer this, I used different ways of appraoch. First I strived to get some explanations from the outside, using dictionaries, the internet, and also referring to “Middlemarch” by George Eliot, because the title bears a resemblance to “Middlesex”. Next I found some interviews on the internet in which Eugenides speaks about his book. Then I turned to the novel itself. It is obvious that I looked into the chapter “Middlesex” first. Then I tried to find out whether there was any connection between the hermaphrodite status of Cal and the title. The last step I took was to analyze the relations of the four couples who make up Cal’s entourage in order to learn, if there was anything that linked them to the title. A short evaluation of the results of this quest shall be given in the conclusion of this paper.


Ethnicity and ethnic identity in Jeffrey Eugenides' "Middlesex"

Ethnicity and ethnic identity in Jeffrey Eugenides'

Ethnicity and ethnic identity in Jeffrey Eugenides' "Middlesex"

Author: Anika Götje

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638405478

Genre: Literary Collections

Page: 88

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Book Summary: Thesis (M.A.) from the year 2005 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,5, University of Hannover (Englisches Seminar), 36 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Instead of investigating the most obvious aspect of the novel, namely gender identity, this work focuses on the ethnic novel Middlesex with its particular interpretation of ethnicity and ethnic identity. These assumed marginal aspects are of unique importance when it comes to their relationship with the main theme of the book - gender identity. The concept of Greekness in the novel is not just a side effect or accidentally connected to the hermaphrodite story: the connection is clear as the hermaphrodite myth goes back to the Greeks. What Americanness means to the protagonist and the individual characters in the novel; whether they would see themselves as hyphenated Americans or not are questions tangled in this paper. Middlesex is a novel that overflows with different notions of ethnic representation, ethnic identity, ethnic struggle and self-fashioning. Identity is nothing fixed but always changing as it is subject to choice and self-invention. Eugenides depicts an overarching concept of the new man/woman in the sense that the hermaphrodite Zora’s statement “‘Because we’re what’s next.’” (552) is the central message.


The parish register of Christ Church, Middlesex County, Va., from 1653 to 1812

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The parish register of Christ Church, Middlesex County, Va., from 1653 to 1812

Author: National Society of the Colonial Dames of America. Virginia

Publisher: Dalcassian Publishing Company

ISBN:

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Page: N.A

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A History of the Early Settlement of Newton, County of Middlesex, Massachusetts

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A History of the Early Settlement of Newton, County of Middlesex, Massachusetts

Author: Ellen Jackson,Francis Jackson

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com

ISBN: 9780806351698

Genre: Reference

Page: 556

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Book Summary: This work is based upon the parish register from 1757 to 1906 of the Reformed Church in New Hackensack, New York. The church was founded by a mixture of Dutch, Walloon, Palatine, and British individuals who found their way to New Hackensack in Dutchess County from New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and, obviously, New Jersey. The register itself includes 2,500 baptismal records followed by marriage records from 1765 to 1906, stating the names of the bride and groom, the date of the marriage, the name of the officiating minister, and sometimes such details as place of birth or residence.


Kit and Kitty: A Story of West Middlesex

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Kit and Kitty: A Story of West Middlesex

Author: Richard Blackmore

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 5040583737

Genre: Fiction

Page: N.A

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A History of the Town of Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts

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A History of the Town of Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts

Author: Lemuel Shattuck

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com

ISBN: 9780806351407

Genre: Reference

Page: 412

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Explosion at Morgan

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Explosion at Morgan

Author: Randall Gabrielan

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1614237611

Genre: History

Page: 160

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Book Summary: While World War I raged in Europe, America scrambled to supply the Allies with ammunition, and several munitions plants were constructed near the Jersey Shore. The hastily built plants hummed with hardly a mishap until the fateful night of October 4, 1918, when a series of explosions killed one hundred people. Firemen and other volunteers were powerless to stop the destruction as it devastated the Morgan-South Amboy area and terrified the surrounding region. Strangely, though, this woeful disaster has been forgotten by history. New Jersey historian Randall Gabrielan re-creates this terrifying night and its aftermath in the context of Middlesex County's role in the Great War.


A Letter to John Wilkes, Esq; Sheriff of London and Middlesex

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A Letter to John Wilkes, Esq; Sheriff of London and Middlesex

Author: active 1771-1808 Robert Holloway

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN:

Genre: Fiction

Page: 146

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Book Summary: "A Letter to John Wilkes, Esq; Sheriff of London and Middlesex" by active 1771-1808 Robert Holloway. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


Elements of Greek Mythology appearing in Jeffrey Eugenides' Middlesex

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Elements of Greek Mythology appearing in Jeffrey Eugenides' Middlesex

Author: Denise Ellinger

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638332004

Genre: Literary Collections

Page: 21

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Book Summary: Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3 (A), Technical University of Braunschweig (Englisches Seminar), course: Proseminar, 6 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: In this paper I want to write about the different elements from Greek mythology that appear in Jeffrey Eugenides' novel Middlesex and their connection to the characters and their lives. I want to show that the author had a certain intention when he chose the names and background of the characters. I will start with the main character of the novel, Calliope, and talk about the different elements that refer to her. Then you can read about some of her family members and how they are connected to Greek mythology in chapter three. The fourth chapter of my paper deals with the journey of Desdemona and Eleutherios. I added a map on page 19 so that it is easier to follow their way. In chapter five I will talk about the genealogical tree of the figures from Greek mythology we can find in the novel and compare it with the relationships of the family members in the novel.


Middlesex County New Jersey Fishing & Floating Guide Book

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Middlesex County New Jersey Fishing & Floating Guide Book

Author: Jim Maccracken

Publisher: Recreational Guides

ISBN:

Genre: Sports & Recreation

Page: 231

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Book Summary: Middlesex County New Jersey Fishing & Floating Guide Book Over 460 full 8 ½ x 11 sized pages of information with maps and aerial photographs available. Fishing information is included for ALL of the county’s public ponds and lakes, listing types of fish for each pond or lake, average sizes, and exact locations with GPS coordinates and directions. Also included is fishing information for most of the streams and rivers including access points and public areas with road contact and crossing points and also includes fish types and average sizes. Contains complete information on Ambrose Brook Bissets Pond Boyds Park Ponds Brainerd Lake Carnegie Lake Carteret Park Pond Carteret Street Park Ponds Cedar Brook Park Lake Chesequake Creek Daileys Pond Davidsons Mill Pond DeVoe Lake Donaldson Park Pond East Brunswick Park Lake Farrington Lake Fords Park Pond Green Acres Park Pond Helmetta Lake Herds Brook Park Lake Hidden Lake Park Lake Hooks Creek Lake Ireland Brook Kennedy Park Pond Lake Papainni Lawrence Brook Long Pond Park Pond Manalplan Brook Manalplan Lake Matchaponix Brook Milltown Pond Millstone River (F) New Market Pond Plainsboro Pond Raritan River (F) Roosevelt Park Pond South River (F) Spring Lake Thomas Pond Victor Cromwell Pond Westons Mill Pond and the Woodbridge River (F) (F) means floatable stream or river


The Marriage Plot

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The Marriage Plot

Author: Jeffrey Eugenides

Publisher: Knopf Canada

ISBN: 030740188X

Genre: Fiction

Page: 432

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Book Summary: The long-awaited new novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jeffrey Eugenides. "There is no happiness in love, except at the end of an English novel." —Anthony Trollope, Barchester Towers Madeleine Hanna was the dutiful English major who didn't get the memo. While everyone else in the early 1980s was reading Derrida, she was happily absorbed with Jane Austen and George Eliot: purveyors of the marriage plot that lies at the heart of the greatest English novels. Madeleine was the girl who dressed a little too nicely for the taste of her more bohemian friends, the perfect girlfriend whose college love life, despite her good looks, hadn't lived up to expectations. But now, in the spring of her senior year, Madeleine has enrolled in a semiotics course "to see what all the fuss is about," and, for reasons that have nothing to do with school, life and literature will never be the same. Not after she falls in love with Leonard Morten - charismatic loner, college Darwinist and lost Oregon boy - who is possessed of seemingly inexhaustible energy and introduces her to the ecstasies of immediate experience. And certainly not after Mitchell Grammaticus - devotee of Patti Smith and Thomas Merton - resurfaces in her life, obsessed with the idea that Madeleine is destined to be his mate. The triangle in this amazing and delicious novel about a generation beginning to grow up is age old, and completely fresh and surprising. With devastating wit, irony and an abiding understanding and love for his characters, Jeffrey Eugenides resuscitates the original energies of the novel while creating a story so contemporary that it reads like the intimate journal of our own lives.


The Virgin Suicides

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The Virgin Suicides

Author: Jeffrey Eugenides

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0307401936

Genre: Fiction

Page: 256

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Book Summary: First published in 1993, The Virgin Suicides announced the arrival of a major new American novelist. In a quiet suburb of Detroit, the five Lisbon sisters—beautiful, eccentric, and obsessively watched by the neighborhood boys—commit suicide one by one over the course of a single year. As the boys observe them from afar, transfixed, they piece together the mystery of the family’s fatal melancholy, in this hypnotic and unforgettable novel of adolescent love, disquiet, and death. Jeffrey Eugenides evokes the emotions of youth with haunting sensitivity and dark humor and creates a coming-of-age story unlike any of our time. Adapted into a critically acclaimed film by Sofia Coppola, The Virgin Suicides is a modern classic, a lyrical and timeless tale of sex and suicide that transforms and mythologizes suburban middle-American life.


Self

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Self

Author: Yann Martel

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 9780307375636

Genre: Fiction

Page: 352

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Book Summary: A modern-day Orlando -- edgy, funny and startlingly honest -- Self is the fictional autobiography of a young writer and traveller who finds his gender changed overnight.