Most widely held works about Ruth Brandon
Most widely held works by Ruth Brandon
The life and many deaths of Harry Houdini by Ruth Brandon ( Book )
19 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and Danish and held by 1,364 libraries worldwide
Gives an account of the life and experiences of magician Harry Houdini.
A capitalist romance : Singer and the sewing machine by Ruth Brandon ( Book )
12 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in English and Polish and held by 1,204 libraries worldwide
Surreal lives : the surrealists, 1917-1945 by Ruth Brandon ( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,023 libraries worldwide
Details the history of Surrealism with highlights of the movements most influential minds: Andre Breton, Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Salvador Dali, Man Ray, Max Ernst, and Luis Bunuel,Tristan Tzara, Jacques Vache, and Gala Eluard.
The spiritualists : the passion for the occult in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries by Ruth Brandon ( Book )
12 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 832 libraries worldwide
Traces the development of spiritualism and examines the claims of mediums to be able to contact the spirits of the dead.
Ugly beauty : Helena Rubinstein, L'Oreal, and the blemished history of looking good by Ruth Brandon ( Book )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 703 libraries worldwide
A dual biography of the founders of the cosmetic industry - Helena Rubinstein and L'Oréal's Eugène Schueller - this book is also a gripping and disturbing story that reveals how the contemporary tyranny of female beauty has a history that is a story of tyranny itself.
The new women and the old men : love, sex, and the woman question by Ruth Brandon ( Book )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and French and held by 702 libraries worldwide
Examines the personal lives of Olive Schreiner, Havelock Ellis, Eleanor Marx, Edward Aveling,l Karl Pearson, Elisabeth Cobb, Beatrice Potter, Sidney Webb, H.G. Wells and Jane and Rebecca West as well as Margaret Sanger.
Governess : the lives and times of the real Jane Eyres by Ruth Brandon ( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 663 libraries worldwide
An illuminating glimpse into 19th-century living...Brandon engagingly depicts the flamboyant, self-made Soyer as a daring entrepreneur, brilliant inventor and compassionate philanthropist.
Wrongful imprisonment; mistaken convictions and their consequences by Ruth Brandon ( Book )
5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 591 libraries worldwide
Caravaggio's angel by Ruth Brandon ( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 527 libraries worldwide
Dr Reggie Lee, newly arrived at the National Gallery, is putting together a small exhibition around three Caravaggios depicting 'St Cecilia and the Angel'. One is at the Getty, one at the Louvre, and she hopes it won't be too hard to track down the third. But a series of inexplicable obstacles keep getting in her way - and then, unexpectedly, a fourth Caravaggio turns up. One of them must be a fake. But which? When people start to die, it seems clear that someone doesn't want Reggie's show to go ahead. Why, she can't imagine. But her career is at stake, and she'd damned if she'll let herself be intimidated and bullied by these unseen forces. So Reggie investigates and her research takes her from Surrealist suicides to shady Italian art dealers, from seventeenth-century painting techniques to modern French politics in a viciously-fought Presidential election year.By the end it seems as though nobody in the opaque and ill-defined world of art can really stay incorruptible - perhaps not even Reggie herself.
The dollar princesses : sagas of upward nobility, 1870-1914 by Ruth Brandon ( Book )
4 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and held by 460 libraries worldwide
Left, right, and centre by Ruth Brandon ( Book )
6 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and held by 413 libraries worldwide
Being divine : a biography of Sarah Bernhardt by Ruth Brandon ( Book )
9 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 232 libraries worldwide
The burning question : the anti-nuclear movement since 1945 by Ruth Brandon ( Book )
4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 226 libraries worldwide
The people's chef : the culinary revolutions of Alexis Soyer by Ruth Brandon ( Book )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 192 libraries worldwide
Other people's daughters : the life and times of the governess by Ruth Brandon ( Book )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 184 libraries worldwide
"If a nineteenth-century lady had neither a husband to support her nor money of her own, almost her only recourse was to live in someone else's household and educate their children - in particular, their daughters." "Marooned within the confines of other people's lives, neither servants nor family members, governesses occupied an uncomfortable social limbo. And being poor and insignificant, their papers were mostly lost, so that most of what we know about this strange and unsatisfactory life comes either from novels, like Jane Eyre or Vanity Fair, or from fleeting glimpses in other people's memoirs. But a few journals and letters have come down to us, giving us a vivid record of what it was to be a lone professional woman at a time when such a creature officially did not exist. Other People's Daughters looks at these lives, some famous, like the Brontes, or Anna Leonowens (whose memoirs inspired The King and I), some quite unknown, their papers surfacing by the merest chance." "Beginning with Mary Wollstonecraft's realization, in the heady days following the French revolution, that only equal education could ensure true equality for women, Other People's Daughters shows how the governess, who could be relied on to teach only the little she had herself been permitted to learn, was an essential part of that dream's collapse. It ends with the foundation of Girton College, Cambridge, the first women's university college: the beginning of the end for the governess, and the first step on the road to realizing Wollstonecraft's dream." "This is a rich and fascinating account of the lives of those whose suppressed fury, romantic daydreams and intellectual frustration provide a unique prism through which Ruth Brandon explores Victorian attitudes to women, family and class."--BOOK JACKET.
The uncertainty principle by Ruth Brandon ( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 148 libraries worldwide
Out of body, out of mind by Ruth Brandon ( Book )
5 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 129 libraries worldwide
Failing to receive the hoped for university appointment the psychic studies Jasper turns his talents to the commercial field. He goes to California and disappears and investigation suggests that his erstwhile employers have something to hide.
The lost world of the great spas by Joseph Wechsberg ( Book )
4 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in German and English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
Automobile : how the car changed life by Ruth Brandon ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 116 libraries worldwide
Tickling the dragon by Ruth Brandon ( Book )
6 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
Miriam decides to write her deceased uncles̀ biography. He did not want his story written. Why not? The more Miriam discovers, the more the man she thought she knew slips through her fingers. Until eventually the certainties of her own life are threatened and she is forced to face the truth about herself, her marriage and her own relationship with her mysterious uncle.
Actors Antinuclear movement Art--Forgeries Arts, Modern Automobiles Automobiles--Social aspects Beauty, Personal Bernhardt, Sarah,--1844-1923 Biography California--Los Angeles Caravaggio, Michelangelo Merisi da,--1573-1610 Case studies Cooking Cooks Detective and mystery stories England Escape artists Europe False imprisonment Feminists Fiction France Governesses Great Britain Health resorts Helena Rubinstein, inc History Houdini, Harry,--1874-1926 Inventors Judicial error L'Oréal (Firm) Magicians Marriage Murder National Gallery (Great Britain) Nuclear physicists Radicals Rubinstein, Helena,--1870-1965 Sewing-machine industry Sex role Singer, Isaac Merritt,--1811-1875 Soyer, Alexis,--1809-1858 Spiritualism Surrealism United States Upper class women Wives Women Women--Education Women millionaires