Salome ePub download

by Beatrice Gormley

  • Author: Beatrice Gormley
  • ISBN: 0375939083
  • ISBN13: 978-0375939082
  • ePub: 1646 kb | FB2: 1752 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Literature & Fiction
  • Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers (April 10, 2007)
  • Rating: 4.2/5
  • Votes: 278
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Salome ePub download

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Is that more of the Tetrarch’s diary?. I asked, pointing to the sheaf of parchment under his arm. Yes. Leander looked over his shoulder, as if someone might be listening to us. he’s following the Jewish Law no. .When I think of the Jewish philosophers I knew in Alexandria and how they loved and honored their La. hereas Antipas’s idea of devotion to the highest principles is, he’s not going to serve pork at the banquet. Leander laughed sardonically. That reminds me of a jok.

What an intriguing idea for a book targeted towards young adult females. Salome is the only daughter Herodias and Herod Junior, and she idolizes her beautiful, charming, shallow mother.

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You may think you know her story-how her seductive Dance of the Seven Veils led to the beheading of John the Baptist

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Beatrice Gormley (born October 15, 1942) is an American writer who specializes in biographies for children. She has published a number of books with publishers such as Simon & Schuster and Scholastic. Gormley was born in Glendale, California. She wanted to be a writer since the age of 9, because she loved to read. In 1979 she wrote her first book. At 39 years old she had her first book published.

CONTENTS TITLE PAGE DEDICATION SALOME’S FAMILY TREE PROLOGUE: Salome Speaks ONE: Uncle Antipas TWO: At the Jordan River THREE: A Surprise Performance FOUR: Called by.

CONTENTS TITLE PAGE DEDICATION SALOME’S FAMILY TREE PROLOGUE: Salome Speaks ONE: Uncle Antipas TWO: At the Jordan River THREE: A Surprise Performance FOUR: Called b. Salome’s family tree. PROLOGUE: Salome Speaks. TWO: At the Jordan River.

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Beatrice Gormley swept me away with Poisoned Honey, her latest novel about Mary Magdalene. Salome was no disappointment either.

Beatrice Gormley swept me away with Poisoned Honey, her latest novel about Mary Magdalene. The characters were vivid and whole, jumping right off the page.

If I'd never hoped to live in a world of goodness and truth—if the priestess of Diana, then Leander, and Joanna, hadn't shown me glimpses of it—maybe I wouldn't have minded being shut out of it. Maybe the preacher's death wouldn't have trapped me in a dungeon, the dungeon of my own self.Her name is Salome. You may think you know her story—how her seductive Dance of the Seven Veils led to the beheading of John the Baptist. But you don't know it from her side. You don't know how a web of betrayal, and greed, and desire was spun around an innocent teenage girl. How she came to doubt her own mother. How she searched for a friend in an unfamiliar land. And how she walked into a trap that changed the course of history.This is Salome's story, in her own words. Listen, and learn of strength, of power, of loyalty—and of death.From the Hardcover edition.
just one girl
Salome is infuriating as a main character, because she doesn't think for herself. But then I remembered, she can't be much more than 13 or 14 when the whole "John the Baptist's head" thing takes place, and also she's constantly treated a pretty pawn and not encouraged to think for herself really. It definitely reminds me of Shabanu and other books featuring this type of weird power dynamic of the underage girl and the greedy old man...and I'm not quite sold on the whole "my mother told me in the heat of the moment what to do so I did it" theory. But it was solid!
Narder
Salome by Beatrice Gormley (2007)
This is an enjoyable book, aimed at the teenage market. It is true that the author needs some time to set the stage, but after that the clumsy and naive girl Salome starts to become real. My only little gripe with this book is that Salome is cast in the first person; always a tricky thing to do in any book.
Having read much written material concerning Salome, I found that this book was better researched than any of the other fictional works I have come across concerning her. In many historical novels we see that facts of history are being sacrificed for the interest of the story; this book does not do that! I greatly admire the author for her attitude in this respect. Even so, the book still has some of the stereotype misconceptions that surround the biblical narrative, such as the seven veils (made popular by Oscar Wilde and based on Babylonian cultic practise).
In the end this book is a good and honest attempt to retell the story of the death of John the Baptist. I recommend it to all readers, even if adult readers may find the book a little naive.
Oppebro
I appreciate the author taking Salome's story a little deeper. However, I didn't realize it was targeting the Young Adults readers, which is fine; but it's like eating a soy-burger, when you'd like a full-blown, everything-on-it, meaty, juicy hamburger. I just think it would have been more entertaining if it had been beyond a G-Rating.
Ffel
Historical fiction is most interesting when embellishing a biblical account, and this chronicle leading up to the death of John the baptist takes it to the top. Narrated by Salome, the teen-aged daughter of Herodias and Herod of Rome, Salome discloses why she danced for Herod Antipas and then demanded the head of the baptizer. The outline of the political rulers of Judea and Rome is intermixed with Salome's coming-of-age angst in the midst of the Herod family lineage. Fully developed characters make this a most memorable story. The author devotes two chapters to the baptizer, an honorable man who lives by example the adoration to his god, in sincerity of speech, and by urging others to repent by refraining from doing evil deeds. True grit keeps the reader's attention: teens will identify with getting lustful advances by unwanted suitors, as well as the awkward failings of idealism in themselves and others. Will Salome survive the atrocity she has committed? Can others forgive her? Can she forgive herself? What will become of her? You'll be compelled to speedread to the end of Salome's sad story.
Nuliax
While this book was well written and had an interesting take on the biblical story, I must say I found development lacking in some characters. Also, the romantic aspect of the novel was pretty sorry. As a story of redemption and political drama, the novel was satisfying. But as a romance, it seemed rushed and uninspiring. The most interesting romantic character, the Greek philosophy student, wasn't examined satisfyingly. Salome was attracted to him but then seemed to forget about him. This seemed somewhat unrealistic. One doesn't just forget about someone that one had feelings for. Salome's eventual marriage to her uncle was very disappointing, purely because his character wasn't examined fully. This was the most rushed aspect of all. Nonetheless, I gave this book four stars because I thought it intriguing and well written. I took away a star for the lack of development in some characters, particularly in the romantic aspect. Not to say other characters were not layered and interesting. My favorite character was probably Salome's mother who was willful, petty, selfish, but nonetheless irresistible.
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