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by Taylor Caldwell

eBook Ceremony of the Innocent download ISBN: 0449233383
Author: Taylor Caldwell
Publisher: Fawcett (June 12, 1978)
Language: English
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The historical details in this book were given in an earlier book of mine, Captains and the Kings, which carries a complete bibliography, and need not be repeated here.

First published by. Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1976. FOR ROBERT J. GIBBONS-one of the very few real friends I have had in my life-with gratitude and affection. The historical details in this book were given in an earlier book of mine, Captains and the Kings, which carries a complete bibliography, and need not be repeated here. The conspiracy does indeed exist, but under other names. While this book is not my autobiography, and Ellen Porter’s background is not mine, nor her appearance-and I was born many years later than she was born-her thoughts have been my thoughts and her experiences mine also.

Ceremony of the Innocent. Played out against the backdrop of early twentieth-century America, Ceremony of the Innocent intertwines Ellen’s personal journey with America’s emergence from the devastation of World War I. It raises vital questions, such as: Are we as good as we believe we are? And is faith enough to keep us moving forward even in the face of unimaginable loss? Fiction Historical Sagas.

Ceremony of the Innocent Hardcover – October 1, 1976. This was one of the most depressing books I have ever read. While Taylor Caldwell was a prolific and popular writer of her time, this story is terrible. by. Taylor Caldwell (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. The heroine has no redeeming qualities other than her unwavering belief in the ultimate goodness of people. She is of course repeatedly disappointed, and victimized by the various people in her world. Everyone is out for themselves, even children.

Taylor Caldwell (1900–1985) was one of the most prolific and widely read authors of the twentieth century. Born Janet Miriam Holland Taylor Caldwell in Manchester, England, she moved with her family to Buffalo, New York, in 1907

Taylor Caldwell (1900–1985) was one of the most prolific and widely read authors of the twentieth century. Born Janet Miriam Holland Taylor Caldwell in Manchester, England, she moved with her family to Buffalo, New York, in 1907. She started writing stories when she was eight years old and completed her first novel when she was twelve. Married at age eighteen, Caldwell worked as a stenographer and court reporter to help support her family and took college courses at night, earning a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Buffalo in 1931.

Ceremony of the Innocent book. Taylor Caldwell has a way of developing the reader’s emotional reactions to her characters, frustration & sympathy for the main character, Ellen, & hatred for others.

Ellen had often invited her to the large parties, but Maude had gently declined. They are strangers, she said. Ellen’s eyes and she had turned away, her head bent. Maude had watched her go and she had thought, My dear, you too are a stranger, and always will we be, you and I. Maude never declined when Charles Godfrey was present at small dinners. She had early detected his love for Ellen. She knew, with her perceptiveness, that he was also a man to be trusted. Still, she hesitated. Ceremony of the innocent. Caldwell, Taylor, 1900-1985. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by RolandoJ on February 23, 2010. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata). Terms of Service (last updated 12/31/2014).

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Initially, I was reluctant to read this novel--from its outward appearance, it closely resembles a romance novel. Indeed, there is romance, but the overriding theme is the political message which the reader cannot help but relate to what is happening in (to) our country today. com User, April 22, 1998. especially to any young girl for more than the reading pleasure, which will keep her pressed to the pages, as she follows Ellen Watson, but for an understanding of structural American hisory, and politics.

Janet Miriam Holland Taylor Caldwell (September 7, 1900 – August 30, 1985) was a British-born American novelist and prolific author of popular fiction, also known by the pen names Marcus Holland and Max Reiner, and by her married name of J. Miriam R. . Miriam Reback. In her fiction, she often used real historical events or persons.

Ellen Watson was born into servitude. The humiliating life of hard toil was the only one she ever knew. Until Jeremy Porter. The eminently successful New York lawyer saw a ravishingly beautiful woman in the rough and tattered serving girl. He saw the woman he was going to marry. Thus Ellen was catapulted into a world she was not prepared for - the world of politics, wealth, and power. A world where her loving innocence was threatened by hypocrisy and ruthless ambition. And Jeremy was the only one who could save her . . .
Comments: (7)
Skyway
This was one of the most depressing books I have ever read. While Taylor Caldwell was a prolific and popular writer of her time, this story is terrible. The heroine has no redeeming qualities other than her unwavering belief in the ultimate goodness of people. She is of course repeatedly disappointed, and victimized by the various people in her world. There are no positive characters in this book...Everyone is out for themselves, even children. I found myself very disturbed by the dark and uncharitable world view of this book.
The Sinners from Mitar
Slow-moving dirge slithers mournfully from a woman's impoverished youth to wealthy middle-age. Probably the most depressing thing I've ever read.
Dead Samurai
The book certainly held my interest, even if I did find the involved politics and maneuvering, both domestic and international, to be almost hard to follow. Did all that stuff really happen? - I need to take a course in early 19th century politics and governance!
huckman
I loved it and hated it. So many of the characters were so evil and deceitful, it was very difficult to read, but so engrossing a tale, it was very difficult to put down! I wanted the book to end so my "misery" could end, but needed to know how Ellen's life turned out. The fact that it was written almost 50 years ago and yet the politics is parallel to today's atmosphere, is quite surprising. I really liked the history that was included.
Coiril
I struggled to finish this book. It might appeal to someone interested in political commentary. Otherwise, I see little to recommend it. The book is dark and depressing with no truly likeable characters. It just goes from one sad, depressing, horrible character and situation to another. The author must have had her thesaurus open for every page as the language she used is often obscure and grandiose.
Iseared
I wish I had read Taylor Caldwell years ago. It's timeless, thought provoking, and frightening that nothing in the world changes.
Nnulam
I enjoyed this book immensely. I had read some of Taylor Caldwell’s novels many years ago and had forgotten how great a writer she was. This was not only a book about a woman’s life but about politics in America and the world during the era the main character lived. I recommend it.
I have never seen such poor character development of women. The main character is portrayed as weak, whiny not so smart (although there were occasional glimpses of talent in piano playing and singing. One woman was portrayed nasty and snide. The daughter was portrayed as snotty debutante. There were no women that would provide a roll model for every woman. I understand that story development requires some characters to not be the kind of person you'd want to be your friend. But to not put one decent woman in a significant role is terrible. Will read no more of her books.