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Just Me

By: Pearl White

...Perhaps the first memoir written by a film celebrity, Pearl White's Just Me gives a first-person account of the actress' rise to stardom. White guides us through her early childhood, her development as a performer, and finally to her breakout role in The Perils of Pau...

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Peter the Great

By: Jacob Abbott

...very few persons who have not heard of the fame of Peter the Great, the founder, as he is generally regarded by mankind, of Russian civilization. The celebrity, however, of the great Muscovite sovereign among young persons is due in a great measure to the circumstance of his having repaired personally to Holland, in the course of his efforts to introduce the industrial art...

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The Marble Faun : Or, The Romance of Monte Beni, Illustrated with Photogravures

By: Nathaniel Hawthorne

... One was a young American sculptor, of high promise and rapidly increasing celebrity; the other, a girl of the same country, a painter like Miriam her... ...uls along with it, to the hope of a paltry fee. Every work by an artist of celebrity is hidden behind a veil, and seldom revealed, except to Prot- est...

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The Bostonians

By: Henry James

...ught it on, and were not the Abolitionists principally females? Who was that celebrity that was mentioned last night?—Eliza P. Moseley. I regard Eliza... ... Gracie), and, last, not least, with Verena Tarrant, whom she addressed as a celebrity, kindly, cleverly, but with out maternal tenderness or anythin...

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Alhambra: A Series Of Tales And Sketches Of The Moors And Spaniards, The

By: Washington Irving

...he then-governor of the historic Alhambra Palace as well as the archbishop of Granada for access to the palace, which was granted because of Irving's celebrity status. Aided by a 35-year old guide named Mateo Ximenes, Irving was inspired by his experience to write Tales of the Alhambra. Throughout his trip, he filled his notebooks and journals with descriptions and observa...

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Live an Inspiring Life

By: Wally Amos

...here is no value to fortune or fame unless it can be used to help others. Celebrity is nothing more than being known by those who do not know you. I...

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The Marble Faun : Or, The Romance of Monte Beni, Illustrated with Photogravures

By: Nathaniel Hawthorne

... One was a young American sculptor, of high promise and rapidly increasing celebrity; the other, a girl of the same country, a painter like Miriam her... ...uls along with it, to the hope of a paltry fee. Every work by an artist of celebrity is hidden behind a veil, and seldom revealed, except to Prot- est...

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Reprinted Pieces

By: Charles Dickens

... polishing on which the rust has long accumulated. It was a School of some celebrity in its neighbourhood—nobody could have said why—and we had the ho...

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Cyclopedia of Philosophy

By: Sam Vaknin

...ship. Additionally, his wrong instructions – motivated by greed and the pursuit of celebrity – were a crucial contributing factor. The owner should... ...rld which may be closely correlated to reality – and, yet again, may not. Fame and Celebrity The notions of historical fame, celebrity and notoriet... ...celebrities. But why? When the human foibles, vulnerabilities, and frailties of a celebrity are revealed, the fan feels humiliated, "cheated", hop... ..., the fan must establish his or her moral superiority over the erring and "sinful" celebrity. The fan must "teach the celebrity a lesson" and show ... ...sistic grandiosity. It puts the fan on equal footing with the exposed and "naked" celebrity. Q. This taste for watching a person being humiliated ... ... themselves in the place of the reporter (when he asks something embarrassing to a celebrity) and become in some way revenged? A. The reporter "re... ...ly because they are public figures and regardless of their true accomplishments. A celebrity is famous for being famous. Of course, such journalist... ...lleagues in an endless and self-perpetuating food chain... 7. I think that the fan-celebrity relationship gratifies both sides. What are the advant... ... are the advantages the celebrities get? A. There is an implicit contract between a celebrity and his fans. The celebrity is obliged to "act the par...

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Aesthetics

By: Florentin Smaradanche

... “an illustrious master of paradox and negation, that became a world-wide celebrity due to his unique artistic gift” (Serban Papacostea); “I agree...

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Dombey and Son

By: Charles Dickens

... had but yesterday, as one might say , subsided into private life from the celebrity of the elope- 397 Charles Dickens ment and the events that follo...

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Memories and Portraits

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

...ffrey, Horner, Benjamin Constant, Robert Emmet, and many a legal and local celebrity besides. By an accident, variously explained, it has its rooms in...

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