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By Pamela Hartshorne

A darkish and twisted story exploring the haunted courting beween prior and current, for lovers of Kate Mosse and Barbara Erskine

Jane believes in preserving her delivers, yet a deathbed vow units her on a twisting course of deceit and pleasure that takes her from the darkish secrets and techniques of Holmwood condo in York to the signal of the golden lily in London's Mincing Lane. Getting what you will have, Jane discovers, comes at a value. For the kid that she longed for, the kid she promised to like and to maintain secure, seems to be a darker spirit than she might ever have imagined. Over 4 centuries later, Roz Acclam recalls not anything of the hearth that killed her family—or of the brother who set it. making an attempt on a gorgeous Elizabethan necklace present in the newly restored Holmwood condominium triggers nerve-racking stories of the prior at last—but the prior Roz recollects isn't her own.

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Download E-books Khirbet Khizeh: A Novel PDF

"Exhilarating . . . How usually are you able to say a few harrowing, unquiet publication that it makes you combat along with your soul?" ―Neel Mukherjee, The Times (London)

It's 1948 and the Arab villagers of Khirbet Khizeh are approximately to be violently expelled from their houses. a tender Israeli soldier who's on responsibility that day unearths himself fighting on fronts: with the villagers and, eventually, along with his personal conscience.
released simply months after the founding of the country of Israel and the tip of the 1948 battle, the novella Khirbet Khizeh was once an instantaneous sensation while it first seemed. due to the fact that then, the ebook has persisted to problem and disturb, even discovering its approach onto the college curriculum in Israel. some of the debates it has brought on might themselves make Khirbet Khizeh worthy studying, however the novella is far greater than an important historic rfile: it's also a good murals. Yizhar's haunting, lyrical kind and charged view of the panorama are in lots of methods as startling as his wrenchingly sincere view of recent Israel's primal scene.
thought of a contemporary Hebrew masterpiece, Khirbet Khizeh is a rare and heartbreaking publication that's destined to be a vintage of worldwide literature.

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Download E-books The Belton Estate PDF

By Anthony Trollope

The Belton property (1865), through Anthony Trollope, is a superb instance of the author's favourite matters: social and relatives relationships, inheritance, a tender girl confronted with the fragile selection of invaluable husbands, and a cosmopolitan portrayal of British Victorian life.
Clara Amedroz, the woman in query, needs to locate her position, after deaths within the relatives go away her weak and and not using a fortune. Her domestic, the Belton property, has been entailed. And prior to happiness may be had, Clara needs to be brilliant, sufferer, and specially tactful within the face of hassle, let alone an unspeakable better half's mother.

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Download E-books Man in the Holocene PDF

By Max Frisch

A gorgeous journey de strength, guy within the Holocene constructs a strong imaginative and prescient of our position on this planet by way of combining the banality of an getting older man’s lonely internal lifestyles and the target proof he unearths within the books of his remoted domestic. As a rainstorm rages outdoor, Max Frisch’s protagonist, Geiser, watches the mountain panorama fall apart underneath landslides and flooding, and speculates that the city might be burnt up by means of the cave in of a piece of the mountain. looking safe haven from the typhoon on the town, he makes his approach via a tricky and hazardous mountain cross, simply to desert his unique plan and go back home.

A compelling meditation by way of certainly one of Frisch’s most unusual characters, guy within the Holocene charts Geiser’s determined try to locate his position in heritage and within the complicated and fragile international open air his window.

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Download E-books The Sibyl PDF

Four D- Blackstone particular This Nobel Prize-winning writer the following explores the which means of divine and human love, in the course of the characters of a wandering Jew and a sibyl of Delphi. it is a awesome book...Lagerkvist has written a aggravating and anxious myth approximately human and divine love, and concerning the glories and failures of both.?Paul Engle, Chicago Tribune

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Download E-books Stylistics (The New Critical Idiom) PDF

By Richard Bradford

Richard Bradford presents a definitive introductory advisor to trendy severe principles on literary kind and stylistics. it is going to offer scholars with a easy grab of stylistics and literary analysis.
This finished and obtainable guidebook for undergraduates examines:
* the terminology of literary form
* how literary type has advanced because the 16th century
* the position of stylistics in 20th century criticism
* the self-discipline of stylistics from classical rhetoric to post-structuralism
* the connection among literary sort and its old context
* sort and gender
* examples of poems, performs and novels from Shakespeare to the current day.

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Download E-books The Acrobats PDF

By Mordecai Richler

Residing in a rat-infested resort in Franco's post-war Spain, André Bennett, a Canadian painter, loves Toni, his woman pal, who desires him to come back domestic. Roger Kraus, a Nazi at the run, shadows the younger artist day and evening. They meet on a bridge over the past evening of the fiesta, and because the sky is shredded via exploding fireworks, the tale attracts to its violent climax. initially released in 1954, The Acrobats marks Mordecai Richler's gorgeous debut as a novelist.

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Download E-books J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia: Scholarship and Critical Assessment PDF

A specified paintings of reference and scholarship, this one quantity Encyclopedia contains discussions of all of the primary matters in Tolkien scholarship written through the major students within the box.

Coverage not just provides the newest scholarship on J. R. R. Tolkien, but in addition introduces and explores the writer and scholar's existence and paintings inside their ancient and cultural contexts. Tolkien's fiction and his resources of effect are tested together with his inventive and educational achievements- together with his translations of medieval texts- instructing posts, linguistic works, and the languages he created. The 550 alphabetically prepared entries fall in the following different types of subject matters: diversifications; artwork and illustrations; characters in Tolkien's paintings; serious background and scholarship; impression of Tolkien; languages; biography; literary assets; literature; creatures and peoples of Middle-earth; gadgets in Tolkien's paintings; areas in Tolkien's paintings; reception of Tolkien; medieval students; scholarship through Tolkien; medieval literature; stylistic parts; subject matters in Tolkien's works; Theological/ philosophical thoughts and philosophers; Tolkien's modern background and tradition; works of literature.

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Download E-books The 6:41 to Paris PDF

"A robust plot and a touching portrayal of ways any folks may suppose whilst by surprise faced through the detritus of younger love ... The 6:41 to Paris is a well timed reminder that the earlier is usually ready to ambush us."—The big apple instances Sunday publication Review

"Perfectly written and a remarkably suspenseful learn ... an soaking up, exciting, insightful e-book for all readers."—Library Journal (Starred review)

Cécile, a trendy forty-seven-year-old, has spent the weekend traveling her mom and dad in a provincial city southeast of Paris. via early Monday morning, she's exhausted. those journeys again domestic are continually tense and he or she settles right into a teach compartment with an empty seat beside her. yet it is quickly occupied by means of a guy she immediately acknowledges: Philippe Leduc, with whom she had a passionate affair that resulted in her brutal humiliation thirty years in the past. within the fraught hour and a part that ensues, their exhibit teach hurtles in the direction of the French capital. Cécile and Philippe adopt their very own nose to nose journey—In silence? What might they almost certainly say to 1 another?—with the reader gaining entrée to the main deepest of concepts. it is a mental mystery approximately earlier romance, with all its discomfort and promise.

Reading team consultant is offered from New Vessel Press.

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Download E-books Guys Like Me PDF

"Fabre’s by surprise touching novel has amusing of its personal in the back of its low-key, easily translated narrative voice ... town it inspires isn’t the Paris of visitors yet of neighborhood people."—The big apple Times

"Fabre is a genius of those nuanced, inside moments ... the tale Fabre tells is that of each considered one of us: searching for that means within the mundane, relocating via our lives, our interactions, as though in the course of the textile of a dream ... How will we reside? it asks to think about. And: What does our life mean?"—Los Angeles Times

"Guys Like Me is a quick, arresting story that ...not merely deals willing insights into the brain of its middle-aged protagonist, but additionally offers the reader with a distinct journey of what daily life within the low-key suburbs of Paris needs to really be like."—Typographical Era

"Readers will get pleasure from this well-told story with a delightful ending."––Publishers Weekly

"The atmosphere can be Paris, yet it’s now not the Paris of grand avenues and expensive cafés. in reality, Fabre’s hero is a recognizable everyman, from any country."—Library Journal

A smile like a smooth flash of sunshine . . . travels via this relocating novel and tells, in phrases which are muted and profoundly humane, of lifestyles because it is."—Le Monde

"Fabre speaks to us of good fortune and misfortune, of the injuries that make a guy or defeat him. He talks approximately our usual disappointments and our small moments of calm. Fabre is the discreet megaphone of the fellow within the crowd."—Elle

"In this novel one reveals the intimate geography of an writer who lays naked the essence of Paris and its outskirts."—La Quinzaine littéraire

Dominique Fabre, born in Paris and a lifelong resident of town, exposes the shadowy, nameless lives of many that inhabit the French capital. during this quiet, subdued story, a middle-aged place of work employee, divorced and alienated from his in basic terms son, meets up with youth pals who're equally adrift, with out passions or clients. he is trying to find a moment act to his mournful lifestyles, looking the harbor of affection and a real reference to his son. Set in palpably actual Paris streets that think miles clear of the town of sunshine, Guys Like Me is a stirring novel of remorse and shortage, but no longer and not using a glimmer of hope.

Dominique Fabre, born in 1960, writes approximately humans dwelling on society's margins. he's a lifelong resident of Paris, France. His prior novel, The Waitress was once New, was once additionally translated into English.

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