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Ishmael By E.D.E.N. Southworth Ishmael You will never read a story that is inspiring and challenging than Ishmael The heights of success achieved by this young man reveal little of the utter poverty into which he was born He entered life m

  • Title: Ishmael
  • Author: E.D.E.N. Southworth
  • ISBN: 1584741171
  • Page: 240
  • Format: Leather Bound
  • Ishmael By E.D.E.N. Southworth You will never read a story that is inspiring and challenging than Ishmael The heights of success achieved by this young man reveal little of the utter poverty into which he was born He entered life motherless and poor, and despite the wishes of everyone around, he survived and flourished in his paltry environment His commitment to character and integrity and his sYou will never read a story that is inspiring and challenging than Ishmael The heights of success achieved by this young man reveal little of the utter poverty into which he was born He entered life motherless and poor, and despite the wishes of everyone around, he survived and flourished in his paltry environment His commitment to character and integrity and his singular focus on preserving his mother s name gave his life focus and purpose His perseverance and determination to educate himself in law gave him the opportunity to infl uence the highest levels of government E.D.E.N Southworth captures the rich panorama of sights and sounds in rural Maryland in the decades prior to the Civil War When you reach the end, don t despair the drama continues in the sequel, Self Raised
    Ishmael By E.D.E.N. Southworth

    Ishmael Meaning, Facts, Significance Britannica Ishmael was born and brought up in Abraham s household Some years later, however, Sarah conceived Isaac, with whom God established his covenant Isaac became Abraham s sole heir, and Ishmael and Hagar were banished to the desert, though God promised that Ishmael would raise up a great nation of his own. Who was Ishmael in the Bible GotQuestions Jul , Question Who was Ishmael in the Bible Answer Ishmael is considered a patriarch of Islam based upon legends that have developed around him and information found in the Qur an But what does the Bible tell us about Ishmael Ishmael was the firstborn son of Abraham.God had appeared to Abraham and promised that he would have a son and that he would be the father of many nations ISHMAEL JewishEncyclopedia Home Ishmael, the work philosophy of Daniel Quinn Welcome to the home base of Ishmael, the extraordinary gorilla teacher, and his creator, author Daniel Quinn This is the rebirth of a site that grew and developed over many years following the publication of Ishmael It s a virtual library of all things relating to the teacher, the book, and the author. Ishmael Abraham s First Son, Father of Arab Nations Jan , Ishmael, Abraham s first son, was born of Hagar, Sarah s Egyptian maidservant, at the prompting of Sarah herself Ishmael was a child of favor, then, but Ishmael A Novel Daniel Quinn One of the most beloved and bestselling novels of spiritual adventure ever published, Ishmael has earned a passionate following among readers and critics alike.This special twenty fifth anniversary edition features a new foreword and afterword by the author, as well as an excerpt from My Ishmael Ishmael novel Who are the descendants of Ishmael GotQuestions Feb , Answer Ishmael was a son of Abraham, born of Sarah s maidservant Hagar in an attempt to bring into the world the son God had promised to Abraham and Sarah Later, Isaac was born to Abraham and Sarah, and Hagar and Ishmael were driven away because of Ishmael s attitude toward Isaac Genesis , But God still had plans for Ishmael.

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    1. Jason on said:

      How is this not a famous book Or E.D.E.N Southworth not a famous author The book s hero too noble or the author s Christianity too apparent, perhaps Nevertheless, this story is so fascinating and well told and its hero s goodness and industry so affecting, that the book is very hard to put down once opened Written and set in antebellum Maryland and Washington , D.C it is easy to see why Ms Southworth could have been considered the best storyteller of her time, or, if she was not, it is hard to [...]

    2. Travis Binkley on said:

      This is an amazingly awesome book I ve read it seven times It was written over one hundred years ago published in 1876 I highly recommend this book My older brother and my two older sisters have all read this book, and they all thought it was one of the best books they ve ever read.

    3. Eva on said:

      Kind of Elsie Dins ish, but it held my interest and there were some good parts I ll probably read the sequel in the future.

    4. Hadley on said:

      What a wonderful book and fabulous story The characters, were lovable, varied, and intriguing Ishmael especially.I love to find a really good an almost unfailingly so kind of hero, that s not annoyingly good in some overblown manner Ishmael is very much the soul of integrity in this book, but is a compelling and very likable protagonist His rise from obscurity through relentless perseverance, hard work, and unfailing honesty is admirable and an exemplary pattern to follow As for the story it tak [...]

    5. Rachel on said:

      This book and it s sequel Self Raised is BEAUTIFUL The plot line is so intense and you get so emotionally drawn into the story SOuthworth s style is typical for the period, but her surprising plot twists set her apart for me from other writers of the time She doesn t develope her characters as deeply as say, Jane Austen who compares to her anyway but the chracters are lovable and despisable and aren t too perfect , if you know what I mean You will adore the main character and wish to be like him [...]

    6. R.A. Denny on said:

      As a young girl, I discovered this book on my parent s bookshelf with my great grandmother s signature in it I was fascinated to think that my great grandmother who raised my mother, and my grandmother, who died as a young woman, had both read this very book that I now held in my hands I read it over and over again The noble and compassionate nature of the young protagonist, Ishmael, was inspirational to me Even the use of the outdated convention where the author speaks directly to the reader se [...]

    7. Leah Good on said:

      Conceived in an innocent but terrible mistake, Ishmael is left a friendless infant and a poverty stricken child His honesty, his thirst for knowledge, and his determination to work hard sets him apart from other boys He grows into an honorable young man with only one weakness his love for the beautiful but haughty Claudia Will her terrible marriage to a viscount ruin Ishmael Or will an earthy angel rescue him One of my favorite Lamplighter Books A must read classic.

    8. Bah! Humbug! on said:

      well written interesting story, but has issues with racism It s sad because her views would have been progressive at the time, but today this book may be too offensive for many to read which will drive them away from an otherwise good story.

    9. Angie Thompson on said:

      DNF not necessarily bad, but too much tragedy for my taste

    10. Robert Tessmer on said:

      per se vere verb used without object to persist in anything undertaken maintain a purpose in spite of difficulty, obstacles, or discouragement continue steadfastly.Perseverance is probably one of the hardest qualities for a person to develop, and it yet it is also one of the most rewarding With enough perseverance, greatness can be achieved, no matter what circumstances, obstacles or hardships stand in in the way It is this quality that stands at the center of E D E N Southworth s 1876 novel Ish [...]

    11. Jean Gobel on said:

      A good 1800 s read, somewhat melodramatic Ishmael was born in poverty to a young mother who died in childbirth, remains unacknowledged by his unknown father unknown to everyone except Aunt Hannah Hannah, who promised her dying sister never to relate the name of the boy s father, only that they had indeed been lawfully married, was not happy to raise this child of her sister s, and indeed for some time, wished he would die But Ishmael survived He grew to have a loving personality, deep moral and [...]

    12. Marianne West on said:

      I have a very early edition of this book that belonged to my mother Inside the book was a preface that really intrigued me, and I want to share an excerpt from it This is in reference to the main character His identity will be recognized by those who were familiar with his early personalized history but for obvious reasons his real name must be veiled under a fictitious one here There is in the preface but this statement piqued my interest and gave me a challenge to research I think I know, but [...]

    13. LeeAnn on said:

      I have been engulfed in this book this entire week and I m just not ready to part from all the characters My fiance, on the other hand, is very much ready for me to leave the 1800s behind and rejoin him The story took off at a slow pace, but if you commit to reading this in its entirety, you will pleased that you did Unlike reading novels based in the 1800s, this story was written then I appreciated the authentic glance into that time period, even if that meant it offended my senses especially i [...]

    14. Elyse Kelly on said:

      For the most part, Southworth wrote characters who were definitively good or bad and you could tell this because the good were perfect and the bad weret However, she did introduce a few characters who were not at all perfect People were sinning and making mistakes and yet she had you feeling sympathy for them anyway This was the first novel I read in which the protagonist had a serious flaw Being used to reading about people who could do no wrong, my senses were a little shocked and baffled But [...]

    15. Sydney on said:

      I was skeptical at first about this book It started slow It kept my interest so that was good And then it got better.The whole time I was reading I could tell it was a Lamplighter book It just had this feel to it And now that I m done reading this book I feel like I ve just finished this long journey But only to find out that this book has a sequel and so the ending was very sudden leaving me with a thirst to read the next book.This books is great I recommend it to all Older readers preferably N [...]

    16. Leah Lindeman on said:

      Ishamel, by E.D.E.N Southworth, tells the story of a boy who rises out of poverty with the help of his loyal friends and his own noble but human character Set in the late 1800s, it beautifully depicts the life and society of the time The plot is woven together with intriguing events that hold one s attention to the very end It is the pinnacle of English literature, apart from the Bible One can clearly see how wisdom and honour grace the life of the individual who exercises and promotes these won [...]

    17. Barbara on said:

      This is a wonderful book about the life of a boy from birth to early adult The book goes to exhausting measure to demonstrate the fortitude of character of this young, impoverished boy though and through The book is very timeless for having been written in 1876 This book has inspired me and I am looking forward to the sequel Self Raised I look forward, also, to sharing this classic with my children.

    18. WICKEDlyobssessed on said:

      A wonderfully captivating story that will make you want It is filled with amazing conviction, love, passion, selflessness, and sheer determination The story tells of Ishmael Worth s life, humble yet unfortunate beginnings and incredible faith in the Lord, and how it helps sustain him through his various trials and tribulations A must read that will make you cry, smile, and root for the underdog and wronged.

    19. Luc Ceci on said:

      One of my favorite books, including fiction and non fiction As a young man, Ismael s story of hard work leading to success is truly inspiring This book takes readers back to a different time where they can imagine the lives of those in early America Southworth makes one feel the plight of the young boy so that his success is all the joyful for the reader Furthe, the sequel to this book, Self Raised, is equally as good and a must read after finishing Ishmael.

    20. Leslie Toms on said:

      E.D.E.N Southworth is a master craftsman when it comes to writing, as is seen in Ishmael which follows the life of Ishmael Worth, a child of a seemingly disgraceful birth yet through hard work and Heaven s Plans rises to fame in Washington s political circles He is one of the most inspiring characters ever created.Though it did take me some time to get into the book, once I was hooked it was hook, line, and sinker I cannot recommend this book enough.

    21. Hannah on said:

      This book kept me hooked What could happen next It s about a boy who is born poor, his mother is dead and he doesn t know his father He works hard and gains respect and trust as he grows He trusts God, and God makes him prosper You must have the sequal Self Raised nearby to finish the story of Ishmael

    22. Rebecca on said:

      I loved this book I found myself looking forward to my reading time everyday so I could get back to it Ishmael s pure, noble spirit in spite of deprivation and condemnation is uplifting and inspiring.This is an excellent book for teens and adults It wouldn t suit as a read aloud for children because the content requires greater experience to digest.

    23. Chrystal on said:

      What a fun find I was lucky enough to borrow one of the original books in print so it had fun yellowing pages and old book smell It reads like a Jane Austen, but has even morals and is easier to read imo I love these period piece stories

    24. Chantal Barlow on said:

      This is a great book It has the romance and a bit of adventure entwined into a story about growing up and maturing Overall very impressive, well written and a beautiful story Actually a book that I might want to read than once.

    25. Rachel on said:

      Quite melodramatic, in the style of Victorian authors it just me, or are American authors melodramatic than British ones This is the story of a boy born in poverty who by good character and general exemplary ness makes his way in the world.

    26. Becky Cutrell on said:

      Is Ishmael Worth not the type of man every parent wishes for their daughter I had started this book last year and put it down because it was a little slow to start I am so glad I picked it back up I loved EDEN Southwell s writing and this beautiful story I cannot wait to read the sequel.

    27. Trisha on said:

      I really loved this book It had me captivated from the very beginning, much like The Hidden Hand from the same author It s a love story, a mystery, a tale of inspiration and encouragement I was very happy that there was a sequel

    28. Brittany on said:

      This book was amazing I couldn t put it down Sadly I didn t realize there is a sequel, and had to wait almost a month I would highly recommend this book, it has a very good story plot The writing is excellent, and pulls you into the story.

    29. Jodie Randisi on said:

      I was given Ishmael and Self Raised by a friend at a Toastmasters conference Her husband was kind enough to retrieve these precious old books from their book shelf so I could read them I m so impressed with the story that I, along with my new friends, think it is prime material for a Netflix series As a screenwriter, I ve never attempted a period piece but here I go My minds wanders while reading these books did the author write all these illustrious words without a computer The dialog with acce [...]

    30. Rebekah Duncan on said:

      This book will always be one of my favorite books, and It will never cease to warm my heart The first time I read it, I was completely enthralled I had never been so pulled into the story by the characters Ishmael ismplyg His story is sooo sad, and his innocent heart makes it even worse I read the book in like two days and then read it at least 6 times after that When I heard there was a sequel I went crazy I could have of Ishmael Yay The sequel wasn t as good as the first in my opinion, but it [...]

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