WorldCat Identities

Beck, L. Adams (Lily Adams) -1931

Overview
Works: 98 works in 547 publications in 7 languages and 8,030 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Short stories  Historical fiction  Biography  Nō plays  Biographical fiction  Religious fiction  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Translator, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PZ3.B3876, 813.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by L. Adams Beck
The ninth vibration, and other stories by L. Adams Beck( )

26 editions published between 1922 and 2017 in English and held by 2,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L. Adams Beck is actually a British born novelist who became a best selling Canadian female fantast writer. Born Elizabeth Louisa Moresby on January 3rd 1862 she travelled widely throughout Egypt and then the East; India, China, Tibet and Japan. By 1919, and approaching sixty, she had settled in Victoria, British Columbia. She had begun to write a few year earlier being published in The Atlantic Monthly and the Japanese periodical Gassho. Her novels and stories almost always have an Oriental theme. She was a popular author and considering that her writing career was to last only a decade or so was prolific. She also wrote under various other names including; Elizabeth Louisa Beck, Eliza Louisa Moresby Beck and Lily Moresby Adams. Here we publish her collection of short stories The Ninth Vibration. Elizabeth Louisa Moresby died on January 3rd 1931 in Kyoto Japan
The story of oriental philosophy by L. Adams Beck( Book )

49 editions published between 1923 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buddhist psalms translated from the Japanese of Shinran Shonin by Shinran( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gallants, following according to their wont the ladies! by L. Adams Beck( Book )

15 editions published between 1924 and 1970 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anne Boleyn by L. Adams Beck( Book )

8 editions published between 1932 and 1934 in English and Undetermined and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The ladies!" : A shining constellation of wit and beauty by E Barrington( Book )

29 editions published between 1922 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wisdom of the east : Buddhist psalms translated from the Japanese of Shinran Shonin by Shinran( )

4 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The exquisite Perdita by L. Adams Beck( Book )

5 editions published between 1926 and 1929 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The splendour of Asia; the story and teaching of the Buddha by L. Adams Beck( Book )

15 editions published between 1926 and 1994 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Irish beauties by L. Adams Beck( Book )

9 editions published between 1931 and 1951 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The laughing queen by L. Adams Beck( Book )

12 editions published between 1927 and 1931 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The house of fulfilment; the romance of a soul by L. Adams Beck( Book )

12 editions published between 1927 and 1996 in English and Caucasian and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of the Buddha by L. Adams Beck( Book )

24 editions published between 1939 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ghost plays of Japan by L. Adams Beck( Book )

6 editions published in 1933 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The garden of vision, a story of growth by L. Adams Beck( Book )

33 editions published between 1929 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The divine lady : a romance of Nelson and Emma Hamilton by E Barrington( Book )

22 editions published between 1924 and 1954 in 3 languages and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This colourful novel is founded on the historic romance of Lord Nelson and the beautiful Lady Hamilton, the inspiration of all his naval victories and the great passion of his life. the facts in their lives are strictly adhered to - from the narration of Emma Hamilton's various affairs before she met the sailor in Naples down to Trafalgar and its aftermath
The chaste Diana, a romance of "The beggar's opera," by L. Adams Beck( Book )

16 editions published between 1923 and 1928 in English and Undetermined and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dreams and delights by L. Adams Beck( Book )

6 editions published between 1926 and 1932 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sketch book of the Lady Sei Shōnagon by Sei Shōnagon( Book )

3 editions published in 1930 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buddhist psalms by Shinran( Book )

4 editions published between 1921 and 2011 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shinran said that because we are all defiled by greed, hatred and delusion, we have no chance of gaining enlightenment by ourselves. Many Buddhists at that time felt that the Dharma of the Buddha had declined to such a point that people could not do it themselves anymore, a concept called mappo in Japanese, a Mahayana eschatology that claims that the ability to practice Dharma properly declines over time. Instead the Pure Land School of Buddhism encouraged its practitioners to rely on the vow of the Buddha Amitabha (Sanskrit, Amida in Japanese) to save all beings from suffering. According to three particular sutras Amitabha vowed to ensure that anyone who chanted his name would be reborn in his Pure Land of Sukhavati (Sanskrit, lit. Land of Bliss) and once there would easily be able to gain enlightenment, because they would not be hindered by the problems of day-to-day life. Shinran's innovation in Pure Land Buddhism was to take this teaching to its logical extreme. He taught that awakening to the saving grace of Amida Buddha is the central matter. Continuous chanting of the nembutsu (namu amida butsu) , is not necessary, as Honen, his mentor, had believed. Instead, Shinran taught his followers that the nembutsu should be said as a form of gratitude rather than a way of achieving rebirth in the Pure Land. Faith in Amida Buddha would lead to a deep spiritual awakening, called shinjin, which severs the practitioner forever from birth and death in the world of samsara, and erases karma accumulated through many rebirths. Shinran taught that the advantage of the Path of the Nembutsu can be experienced here and now. This was summed up by Shinran in the four Chinese characters of "Heizei Gojo" which means "Complete the Great Task while alive." Shinran taught that the "Great Task," or the purpose of human life, was to achieve salvation from Amida in this life. Without salvation by Amida in this life there could be no salvation after death, he taught. The arising of shinjin also assures the devotee of birth in the Pure Land, and the attainment of enlightenment there. Another aspect of Shinran's doctrine was the emphasis on gratitude and humility. Thus, Shinran taught that it was important to be humble and thankful for one's life. This gratitude could be expressed through the nembutsu, but also through a general sense of appreciation. Over the course of his life, Shinran read the Complete Sutras five times, and, as stated in his short book "Sho Shin Ge" (True Faith Hymn), he came to the conclusion that Sakyamuni's appearance in this world was for the sole purpose of teaching Amida's Vow. Throughout his life Shinran let it be known that he never taught anything other than what Sakyamuni Buddha taught in the sutras
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityBarrington, E., -1931

controlled identityMoresby, Louis, -1931

Adams-Beck, L

Adams-Beck, L. -1931

Adams Beck, Lily -1931

Adams Beck, Lily Moresby.

Adams Beck, Lily Moresby, 1862-1931

Adams Beck, Lily Moresby, -1931

Adams Beck, Lily Moresby d. 1931

Adams, Lily Moresby.

Barrington E.

Barrington, E. -1931

Barrington, E., pseud.

Barrington, E., pseudonyme

Beck Adams 1862?-1931

Beck, Eliza Louisa Moresby.

Beck, Eliza Louisa Moresby, 1862-1931

Beck, Eliza Louisa Moresby -1931

Beck, Eliza Louisa Moresby, d. 1931

Beck Elizabeth Louisa 1862?-1931

Beck, L. Adams

Beck L. Adams 1862?-1931

Beck, L. Adams -1931

Beck, L. Adams (Lily Adams), d. 1931

Beck, Lily A. -1931

Beck, Lily Adams.

Beck, Lily Adams, 1862-1931

Beck, Lily Adams, -1931

Beck, Lily Adams d. 1931

Beck, Lily Adams m. 1931

Beck, Lily Moresby

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Beck Lily Moresby Adams 1862?-1931

Beck, Lily Moresby Adams -1931

Beck, Lily Moresby Adams d. 1931

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Elizabeth Louisa Moresby Canadees romanschrijfster (-1931)

Elizabeth Louisa Moresby Canadian writer

Elizabeth Louisa Moresby escritora canadiense

Moresby, Elizabeth Louisa.

Moresby, Louis.

Moresby, Louis -1931

Moresby, Louis, d. 1931

Moresby, Louis, m. 1931

Moresby, Louis, pseudonyme

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Languages
English (248)

French (20)

Chinese (11)

Dutch (8)

German (3)

Spanish (2)

Caucasian (1)

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Buddhist psalms translated from the Japanese of Shinran Shonin"The ladies!" : A shining constellation of wit and beautyWisdom of the east : Buddhist psalms translated from the Japanese of Shinran Shonin