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Pride and Prejudice

By Jane Austen
  • ISBN Code: : 3736800037
  • Publisher : BookRix
  • Pages : 488
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Pride and Prejudice is a novel of manners by Jane Austen. The story follows the main character Elizabeth Bennet as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of early 19th-century England. Elizabeth is the second of five daughters of a country gentleman living near the fictional town of Meryton in Hertfordshire, near London. Though the story is set at the turn of the 19th century, it retains a fascination for modern readers, continuing near the top of lists of "most loved books" such as The Big Read. It has become one of the most popular novels in English literature and receives considerable attention from literary scholars. Modern interest in the book has resulted in a number of dramatic adaptations and an abundance of novels and stories imitating Austen's memorable characters or themes. To date, the book has sold some 20 million copies worldwide.

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  • Pdf File: the-bedside-bathtub-armchair-companion-to-jane-austen.pdf

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Whether you've read Jane Austen once or read her yearly, or if you simply yearn to be Elizabeth or Mr. Darcy, this new Bedside companion will be a perfect match. Janeite and newcomer alike will revel in the entertaining capsules of each of Austen's beloved novels, along with information on such important subjects as white soup, carriages, what happened at the ha-ha, and, of course, all those characters we love to hate. In the spirit of Austen, maps, puzzles and quizzes are provided-including the one and only Jane Austen aptitude Test. The reader is taken on location to Steventon, Jane Austen's childhood home, to Bath, the city she was happy to leave, and elsewhere. Also included is an interview with Karen J. Fowler, author of The Jane Austen Book Club. An Austentatious work, indeed!

Гордость и предубеждение / Pride and Prejudice

By Джейн Остин
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  • Publisher : Litres
  • Book Code : 5457620921
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  • Category : Foreign Language Study
  • Members : 289
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В книгу вошел сокращенный (с сохранением основной сюжетной линии) и упрощенный текст романа английской писательницы Джейн Остин «Гордость и предубеждение».Увлекательное повествование, яркие характеры персонажей, остроумные диалоги и романтическая составляющая – все это делает «Гордость и предубеждение» одним из самых популярных произведений английской литературы на протяжении многих лет.Предназначается для продолжающих изучать английский язык (уровень 4 – Upper-Intermediate).

Under the Influence of Classic Country

By Sheree Homer
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476637075
  • Total of Pages : 259
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 513
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The music today known as “classic country” originated in the South in the 1920s. Influenced by blues and folk music, instrumentation was typically guitar, fiddle, bass, steel guitar, and later drums, with lyrics and arrangements rooted in tradition. This book covers some of the genre’s legendary artists, from its heyday in the 1940s to its decline in the early 1970s. Revivalists keeping the traditions alive in the 21st century are also explored. Drawing on original interviews with artists and their associates, biographical profiles chronicle their lives on the road and in the studio, as well as the stories behind popular songs. Thirty-six performers are profiled, including Ernest Tubb, Ray Price, Loretta Lynn, Bill Anderson, Faron Young, Mickey Gilley, Freddie Hart, Jerry Reed, Charley Pride, David Frizzell, The Cactus Blossoms, The Secret Sisters, and Pokey LaFarge. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'} span.s1 {font: 12.0px 'Lucida Grande'}

Adapting Television Drama

By Christopher Hogg
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 1137501774
  • Total of Pages : 263
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 633
  • Pdf File: adapting-television-drama.pdf

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This book explores adaptation in its various forms in contemporary television drama. It considers the mechanics of adaptation as an ever-more prevalent form of production, most notably in the reworking of literary sources for television. It also explores the broader process through which the television industry as a whole is currently making necessary adaptations in how it tells stories, especially in relation to important concerns of equality, diversity and inclusion. Offering and analysing 16 original interviews with leading British television producers, writers, directors, production designers, casting directors and actors, and with a particular focus on female and/or minority-ethnic industry perspectives, the book examines some of the key professional and creative approaches behind television adaptations today. The book connects these industry insights to the existing conceptual and critical frameworks of television studies and adaptation studies, illuminating the unique characteristics of television adaptation as a material mode of production, and revealing television itself as an inherently adaptive artform.

Fontane and Cultural Mediation

By Robertson Ritchie
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351566954
  • Total of Pages : 204
  • Category : Foreign Language Study
  • Members : 564
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In the mid-1880s, the Realist author and Anglophile Theodor Fontane observed:nowhere is so much translation done as in Germany. Characterizing Germany as a special locus of literary translation and reception, Fontane contests a prejudice which has since become a significant problem for nineteenth-century German studies, namely the frequent assessment of the epoch as narrowly national. The present collection of essays by thirteen eminent literary scholars and historians is intended to correct this prejudice: it demonstrates that literary life and production in the nineteenth century were governed by complex networks of intercultural exchange, influence and translation, and it does justice to this complexity through its range of complementary critical approaches, focussing on Fontane, Anglo-German relations, translation, and European reception. In so doing, this book not only offers a nuanced appreciation of literary production and reception in the nineteenth century, but also demonstrates the continued relevance of that period for Germanists today.

The Other Side of Me

By Sidney Sheldon
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  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Book Code : 0759567328
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 624
  • Pdf File: the-other-side-of-me.pdf

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Author of over a dozen bestsellers, Academy Award-winning screenwriter, and creator of some of television's greatest hits, Sheldon has seen and done it all, and now in this candid memoir, he shares his story for the first time.

Losing The Plot

By Dean Baker
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  • Publisher : Dean Baker
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 213
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 753
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They say everyone has a book inside them; well Rick Bateman has a whole library bursting to get out. Told in amusing style, through letters, emails and diary entries, Rick quits his lucrative sales job to devote his daylight hours to writing The Great Novel. But as the weeks go by and the rejection letters start flooding in, Rick’s bruised ego elicits increasingly vehement rants on everything from the publishing industry to reality TV stars. Doggedly persistent, Rick begins to drastically ramp up the wow factor in his ideas which become ever more ridiculous and increasingly plagiaristic. Losing the plot asks the questions: How far would you go to achieve a dream? And how far is too far?

The Graphic Canon, Vol. 2

By Russ Kick
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  • Publisher : Seven Stories Press
  • Book Code : 1609807057
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 244
  • Pdf File: the-graphic-canon-vol-2.pdf

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The Graphic Canon, Volume 2 gives us a visual cornucopia based on the wealth of literature from the 1800s. Several artists—including Maxon Crumb and Gris Grimly—present their versions of Edgar Allan Poe’s visions. The great American novel Huckleberry Finn is adapted uncensored for the first time, as Twain wrote it. The bad boys of Romanticism—Shelley, Keats, and Byron—are visualized here, and so are the Brontë sisters. We see both of Coleridge’s most famous poems: “Kubla Khan” and “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” (the latter by British comics legend Hunt Emerson). Philosophy and science are ably represented by ink versions of Nietzsche’sThus Spake Zarathustra and Darwin’s On the Origin of Species. Frankenstein, Moby-Dick, Les Misérables, Great Expectations, Middlemarch, Anna Karenina, Crime and Punishment (a hallucinatory take on the pivotal murder scene), Thoreau’s Walden (in spare line art by John Porcellino of King-Cat Comics fame), “The Drunken Boat” by Rimbaud, Leaves of Grass by Whitman, and two of Emily Dickinson’s greatest poems are all present and accounted for. John Coulthart has created ten magnificent full-page collages that tell the story of The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. And Pride and Prejudice has never looked this splendiferous! This volume is a special treat for Lewis Carroll fans. Dame Darcy puts her unmistakable stamp on—what else?—the Alice books in a new 16-page tour-de-force, while a dozen other artists present their versions of the most famous characters and moments from Wonderland. There’s also a gorgeous silhouetted telling of “Jabberwocky,” and Mahendra’s Singh’s surrealistic take on “The Hunting of the Snark.” Curveballs in this volume include fairy tales illustrated by the untameable S. Clay Wilson, a fiery speech from freed slave Frederick Douglass (rendered in stark black and white by Seth Tobocman), a letter on reincarnation from Flaubert, the Victorian erotic classic Venus in Furs, the drug classic The Hasheesh Eater, and silk-screened illustrations for the ghastly children’s classic Der Struwwelpeter. Among many other canonical works.

Becoming Your Best

By Ronald W. Richardson
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  • Publisher : Augsburg Books
  • Book Code : 1451417764
  • Total of Pages : 167
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 311
  • Pdf File: becoming-your-best.pdf

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* Practical, step-by-step help for building life-changing relationships * Selections from Jane Austen novels bring clarity, humor

Brides of the Kindred BOX SET Volume 4

By Evangeline Anderson
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  • Publisher : Evangeline Anderson
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 2500
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 491
  • Pdf File: brides-of-the-kindred-box-set-volume-4.pdf

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Brides of the Kindred Box Set: Volume 4 Contains Devoured, Enhanced, and Cursed all in one Volume Devoured: A girl on the run from her past A warrior trying to forestall the future Can Tess help Garron contain the ravenous beast that lurks within him? If not, she will surely be…Devoured Enhanced: A frightened girl. running from her dreams of a dark warrior… A warrior without emotions, determined not to feel. But when their encounter forces him to face the darkness of his past will he go mad… Or finally learn to love? You’ll have to read Enhanced to find out. Cursed: A fierce warrior, forced to feel the agony of others A girl with a past full of pain caused by his kind When the two of them go undercover on a dangerous mission will they bond? Or are they Cursed to be apart forever?

Best Practice Workplace Negotiations

By Richard A. LUECKE
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  • Publisher : AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
  • Book Code : 0761214798
  • Total of Pages : 162
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 882
  • Pdf File: best-practice-workplace-negotiations.pdf

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