The Palace Of Darkened Windows

By: Mary Hastings Bradley
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Palace of Darkened Windows" is a gripping and atmospheric novel penned by means of American creator Mary Hastings Bradley. This work transports readers into the interesting global of early 20th-century China, blending elements of journey, romance, and historical fiction. Set against the backdrop of a China at the cusp of transformation, the tale follows the adventure of Richard Strange, an American engineer, who unearths himself stuck in a web of intrigue, cultural clashes, and forbidden love. The story is woven thru vivid descriptions of the opulent and mysterious Forbidden City, in which the fates of the characters intertwine. Mary Hastings Bradley's writing fashion is characterized by using its evocative prose, which immerses readers inside the points of interest, sounds, and customs of this captivating duration. Her eager eye for detail and the wealthy character development bring to lifestyles the complexity of China during the early twentieth century. At its center, "The Palace of Darkened Windows" is not only a tale of affection and journey but a mirrored image of the converting dynamics in China as the Qing Dynasty faces demanding situations from each inside and beyond. It encapsulates the conflict among lifestyle and modernity, making it an ancient and cultural exploration as an awful lot as a story of intrigue and romance.

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Mary Hastings Bradley

Mary Hastings Bradley was a traveler and author who lived in Chicago from April 19, 1882 to October 25, 1976. Alice Sheldon ("James Tiptree, Jr." author) was her mother. Mary Wilhelmina Hastings was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA in 1882. She earned her bachelor's degree in English from Smith College in 1905. She traveled to Egypt with a cousin after graduation and was inspired to write "The Palace of Darkened Windows" and "The Fortieth Door," which chronicle the lives of Egypt's veiled and secluded women. Both of these stories were later adapted into films, bringing Bradley's work to a wider audience. She met her husband Herbert Edwin Bradley in Oxford while undertaking research for her book The Favor of Kings. Herbert Bradley was a lawyer, large game hunter, adventurer, and explorer who later assisted in the establishment of the Brookfield Zoo. They married in 1910 and had a daughter, Alice, five years later. Mary, Herbert, and Alice journeyed to the Belgian Congo in 1921 and 1922 with her uncle, Carl E. Akeley of the American Museum of Natural History, in search of mountain gorilla specimens for the museum. Her books On the Gorilla Trail, Alice in Jungleland, and Alice in Elephantland detailed these adventures.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 218Pages
  • ISBN-10:9359959529
  • ISBN-13:9789359959528
  • Item Weight: 327g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 12.2mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Literary Criticism / Gothic & Romance