Mr. Justice Raffles (A. J. Raffles, Book 4) by E. W. Hornung

By E. W. Hornung

Arthur Raffles is a admired member of London society, and a countrywide wearing hero. As a cricketer he usually represents England in try suits. He makes use of this as an opportunity to devote a couple of burglaries, basically stealing precious jewelry from his hosts. during this, he's assisted through his pal, the more youthful, idealistic Bunny Manders. either males are always below the surveillance of Inspector Mackenzie of Scotland backyard who's regularly thwarted in his makes an attempt to pin the crimes on Raffles... This full-length novel that includes Raffles, the Gentleman Thief, has been in particular formatted for today's e-readers via Andrews united kingdom.

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That Hideous Strength (Space Trilogy/Cosmic Trilogy, Book 3) by C. S. Lewis

By C. S. Lewis

April 2012 booklet unencumber. model (Revision Date) 08092013. Retail ePub. sequence often referred to as Cosmic Trilogy

Just as readers were transfixed via the tales, characters, and deeper meanings of Lewis's undying stories in The Chronicles of Narnia, such a lot locate this related attract in his vintage house Trilogy. In those delusion tales for adults, we come upon, once more, magical creatures, an international of wonders, epic battles, and revelations of transcendent truths.

That Hideous Strength is the 3rd novel in Lewis's technology fiction trilogy. Set in the world, it tells of a terrifying conspiracy opposed to humanity. the tale surrounds Mark and Jane Studdock, a newly married couple. Mark is a sociologist who's enticed to affix a firm referred to as N.I.C.E., which goals to manage all human existence. Jane, in the meantime, has extraordinary prophetic desires a couple of decapitated scientist, Alcasan. As Mark is drawn inextricably into the sinister association, he discovers the reality of his wife's desires whilst he meets the literal head of Alcasan, that is being stored alive by means of infusions of...

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Alpine Giggle Week: How Dorothy Parker Set Out to Write the by Dorothy Parker

By Dorothy Parker

A little recognized, rediscovered letter:  an SOS from a lady trapped on a Swiss mountaintop in a TB colony with out concept how one can escape—that girl being Dorothy Parker.

“Kids, i've got all started 1000 (1,000) letters to you, yet all of them via no will of mine obtained to sounding so gloomy and that i was once petrified of dull the mixed tripe out of you, so I by no means despatched them.” hence begins a little-known and previously unpublished letter via Dorothy Parker from a Swiss mountaintop. Parker wrote the letter in September 1930 to Viking publishers Harold Guinzburg and George Oppenheimer—she went to France to write down a unique for them and wound up in a TB colony in Switzerland. Parker refers back to the letter as a “novelette,” but there's not anything fictional approximately it. extra thoroughly, the biting composition reads like a gossipy diary access, typed out on Parker’s appealing new German typewriter. She namedrops impressive figures like Ernest Hemingway and Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald whereas overlaying themes operating from her numerous injuries and illnesses to her critiques on canine, literary critics and God. The writing is classic Parker: uncensored, unedited, deliciously malicious, and positively probably the most pleasing of her letters—or for that subject any letter—that you’ll ever read.

This version beneficial properties an advent, notes, and annotations on remarkable figures by means of Parker biographer Marion Meade.

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Bruges-la-Morte by Georges Rodenbach

By Georges Rodenbach

Hugues Viane ne se console pas de los angeles disparition de sa femme. Il s'est réfugié à Bruges dont l'eau stagnante des canaux convient à son deuil. il erre dans le labyrinthe des rues, croise une inconnue dont los angeles silhouette, l. a. démarche, le visage le frappent de stupeur : Ah ! Comme elle ressemblait à l. a. morte ! Bruges-la-Morte associe les thèmes du fantastique aux intuitions du symbolisme. Il donne aussi l'exemple, avant Nadja d'André Breton, du most well known ouvrage d'auteur illustré de photographies.Cette réédition d'un des chefs-d'œuvre de los angeles littérature fin de siècle est accompagnée des trente-cinq illustrations de l'édition originale et de nombreuses variantes. un file documentaire éclaire l'accueil que le roman a reçu en France et en Belgique. Il témoigne des réserves qu'a suscitées l'introduction de l. a. photographie dans une œuvre littéraire.

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The Mill on the Floss by A. S. Byatt, George Eliot

By A. S. Byatt, George Eliot

Stated at Dorlcote Mill, Maggie Tulliver worships her brother Tom and is eager to win the approval of her mom and dad, yet her passionate, wayward nature and her fierce intelligence deliver her into consistent clash together with her family members. As she reaches maturity, the conflict among their expectancies and her wants is painfully performed out as she reveals herself torn among her relationships with 3 very assorted males: her proud and obdurate brother, a detailed buddy who's additionally the son of her family's worst enemy, and a charismatic yet risky suitor. With its poignant portrayal of sibling relationships, The Mill at the Floss is taken into account George Eliot's so much autobiographical novel; it's also certainly one of her strongest and relocating.

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Mort dans l'après-midi by Ernest Hemingway

By Ernest Hemingway

Dans les années 1920, Hemingway est devenu un aficionado de l'art de l. a. tauromachie après avoir assisté aux fêtes de San Fermín de Pampelune qui sert de cadre au roman Le soleil se lève aussi. Dans Mort dans l'après-midi, il discute de los angeles métaphysique de los angeles tauromachie, l'associant à un rituel, presque à l'égal d'une cérémonie religieuse, element de départ pour l'écrivain d'une interrogation sur l'essence de los angeles vie et de los angeles mort.

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Alcestis and Other Plays by Euripides, Philip Vellacott

By Euripides, Philip Vellacott

One of many maximum playwrights of historical Greece, the works of Euripides (484-406 BC) have been innovative of their depiction of tragic occasions because of improper humanity, and of their use of the gods as symbols of human nature. the 3 performs during this assortment convey his talents because the sceptical questioner of his age. Alcestis, an early drama, tells the story of a queen who bargains her personal existence in alternate for that of her husband; solid as a tragedy, it comprises passages of satire and comedy. The tragicomedy Iphigenia in Tauris melodramatically reunites the ill-fated little ones of Agamemnon, whereas the natural tragedy of Hippolytus indicates the deadly influence of Phaedra's unreasoning ardour for her chaste stepson. All 3 performs discover a deep gulf that separates guy from lady, and all depict an international ruled through amoral forces past human regulate.

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Resurrection by Leo Tolstoy, Rosemary Edmonds

By Leo Tolstoy, Rosemary Edmonds

Serving on a jury on the trial of a prostitute arrested for homicide, Prince Nekhlyudov is horrified to find that the accused is a girl he had as soon as enjoyed, seduced after which deserted whilst she used to be a tender servant woman. Racked with guilt at knowing he used to be the reason for her destroy, he determines to allure for her liberate or quit his personal lifestyle and keep on with her. Conceived on an epic scale, Resurrection portrays an unlimited landscape of Russian existence, taking us from the underworld of felony cells and warders to the palaces of countesses. it's also an offended denunciation of presidency, the higher sessions, the judicial process and the Church, and a hugely own assertion of Tolstoy's trust in human redemption.

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The Awakening and Selected Short Fiction (Barnes & Noble by Kate Chopin

By Kate Chopin

Whilst it first seemed in 1899, Kate Chopin’s The Awakening used to be greeted with cries of concern. The novel’s frank portrayal of a woman’s emotional, highbrow, and sexual awakening surprised the sensibilities of the time and destroyed the author’s attractiveness and profession. a long time handed earlier than this brief, pioneering paintings used to be famous as an immense fulfillment in American literature.

Set in and round New Orleans, The Awakening tells the tale of Edna Pontellier, a tender spouse and mom who, decided to regulate her personal existence, flouts conference by way of relocating out of her husband’s apartment, having an adulterous affair, and changing into an artist.

Beautifully written, with sensuous imagery and shiny neighborhood descriptions, The Awakening has misplaced none of its energy to impress and encourage. also, this variation comprises 13 of Kate Chopin’s terrific brief stories.
Stories integrated within the Volume:
The Awakening
Emancipation: A lifestyles Fable
A Shameful Affair
At the ‘Cadian Ball
Désirée’s Baby
A Gentleman of Bayou Têche
A good Woman
The tale of an Hour
A Pair of Silk Stockings
Elizabeth Stock’s One Story
The Storm
The Godmother
A Little state Girl

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