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Inventing Eden

By Zachary McLeod Hutchins
  • ISBN Code: : 0199998159
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 320
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Previous scholars have noted the Puritans' edenic descriptions of New World landscapes, but Inventing Eden is the first study to fully uncover the integral relationship between the New England interest in paradise and the numerous iconic intellectual artifacts and social movements of colonial North America. Harvard Yard, the Bay Psalm Book, and the Quaker use of antiquated pronouns like thee and thou: these are products of a seventeenth-century desire for Eden. So, too, are the evangelical emphasis of the Great Awakening, the doctrine of natural law popularized by the Declaration of Independence, and the first United States judicial decision abolishing slavery. Be it public nudity or Freemasonry, Zachary Hutchins convincingly shows how a shared wish to bring paradise into the pragmatic details of colonial living had a profound effect on early New England life and its substantial culture of letters. Spanning two centuries and surveying the works of major British and American thinkers from James Harrington and John Milton to Anne Hutchinson and Benjamin Franklin, Inventing Eden is the history of an idea that irrevocably altered the theology, literature, and culture of colonial New England -- and, eventually, the new republic.

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  • Pdf File: charlie-chan-mysteries-complete-series.pdf

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Charlie Chan is a Chinese American detective who lives on Hawaii and works for the Honolulu Police Department, but often travels around the world investigating mysteries and solving crimes. The House Without a Key – Member of Boston society who has lived in Hawaii for a number of years is murdered. The victim's nephew, a straitlaced young Bostonian bond trader, could be of some assistance to detective Charlie Chan in solving the mystery. The Chinese Parrot – A valuable string of pearls is purchased by a wealthy and eccentric financier. Jeweler's son and Charlie Chan also travel from Hawaii to California with the pearls and come across a few mysterious deaths. Behind That Curtain – Sir Frederic Bruce, former head of Scotland Yard, is investigating a murder of a London solicitor from 15 years ago. A long-cold trail takes him to California, where detective Charlie Chan gets mixed up in the case. The Black Camel – A Hollywood star Shelah Fane is stopping in Hawaii after she finished shooting a film in Tahiti, but gets murdered in a rental house in Waikiki. Charlie Chan investigates amid public clamor demanding that the murderer must be found. Charlie Chan Carries On – Inspector Duff from Scotland Yard is pursuing a murderer on an around-the-world voyage. While his ship is docked in Honolulu, the detective is shot and wounded, and Chan takes his place on the cruise. Keeper of the Keys – Charlie Chan is back in California where he meets a world-famous soprano, Ellen Ladona, who is murdered not too long after the meeting. Chan is expected to solve the mystery and he does not have to look far for suspects. Earl Derr Biggers (1884-1933) was an American novelist best known for his mystery novels, especially those featuring Chinese American detective Charlie Chan.

The Greatest Works of Earl Derr Biggers (Illustrated Edition)

By Earl Derr Biggers
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 802722019X
  • Total of Pages : 2239
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 113
  • Pdf File: the-greatest-works-of-earl-derr-biggers.pdf

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Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created volume of "The Greatest Works of Earl Derr Biggers (Illustrated Edition)" This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. The Charlie Chan Series The House Without a Key The Chinese Parrot Behind That Curtain The Black Camel Charlie Chan Carries On Keeper of the Keys Other Novels Seven Keys to Baldpate Love Insurance Inside the Lines The Agony Column (Second-Floor Mystery) Fifty Candles Short Stories The Ebony Stick Moonlight at the Crossroads Selling Miss Minerva The Heart of the Loaf Possessions The Dollar Chasers Idle Hands The Girl Who Paid Dividends A Letter to Australia Nina and the Blemish Broadway Broke Earl Derr Biggers (1884-1933) was an American novelist and playwright best known for his mystery novels. His first novel Seven Keys to Baldpate was a major success and it was adapted into several movies and plays. Even greater success came with his series of detective novels featuring Chinese American detective Charlie Chan. Many of his novels were made into movies.

The Charlie Chan MEGAPACK ®

By Earl Derr Biggers
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Book Code : 1434446247
  • Total of Pages : 2462
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 328
  • Pdf File: the-charlie-chan-megapack.pdf

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When Earl Derr Biggers created Chinese detective Charlie Chan, he had no idea he had created a media sensation. Novels, movies, TV series, radio programs, comic books—Charlie spawned a whole industry. Now all 6 novels are collected in one ebook, along with 16 more novels and short stories by Biggers (many of them mysteries). In this volume are: THE HOUSE WITHOUT A KEY THE CHINESE PARROT BEHIND THAT CURTAIN THE BLACK CAMEL CHARLIE CHAN CARRIES ON KEEPER OF THE KEYS THE AGONY COLUMN SEVEN KEYS TO BALDPATE MOONLIGHT AT THE CROSSROADS SELLING MISS MINERVA THE HEART OF THE LOAF POSSESSIONS THE DOLLAR CHASERS IDLE HANDS THE GIRL WHO PAID DIVIDENDS A LETTER TO AUSTRALIA NINA AND THE BLEMISH BROADWAY BROKE THE EBONY STICK FIFTY CANDLES LOVE INSURANCE INSIDE THE LINES And don't forget to search this ebook store for "Wildside Megapack" to see many more entries in this series, covering westerns, mysteries, science fiction, and much, much more!

The Chinese Parrot

By Earl Derr Biggers
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 150407341X
  • Total of Pages : 497
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 149
  • Pdf File: the-chinese-parrot.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Honolulu detective Charlie Chan goes undercover in the California desert in this classic mystery adventure. The transfer of a valuable string of pearls from Hawaii to California draws Honolulu detective Charlie Chan into the orbit of an eccentric financier with a penchant for exotic pets. When he encounters a Chinese-speaking parrot, Chan is intrigued by the provocative and dangerous question it asks. And when the bird mysteriously dies, Chan is determined to discover the answer. Going undercover as a cook, the famous sleuth uncovers a series of crimes in the second Charlie Chan mystery by Earl D. Biggers. First published in 1926, The Chinese Parrot was adapted into the 1927 silent film The Chinese Parrot, and the 1934 film Charlie Chan’s Courage.

The Complete Novels of Earl Derr Biggers: 11 Mystery Classics, Thrillers & Detective Stories (Illustrated)

By Earl Derr Biggers
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8026877012
  • Total of Pages : 1938
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 707
  • Pdf File: the-complete-novels-of-earl-derr-biggers.pdf

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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Novels of Earl Derr Biggers” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: The Charlie Chan Series The House Without a Key The Chinese Parrot Behind That Curtain The Black Camel Charlie Chan Carries On Keeper of the Keys Other Novels Seven Keys to Baldpate Love Insurance Inside the Lines The Agony Column (Second-Floor Mystery) Fifty Candles Earl Derr Biggers (1884-1933) was an American novelist and playwright best known for his mystery novels. His first novel Seven Keys to Baldpate was a major success and it was adapted into several movies and plays. Even greater success came with his series of detective novels featuring Chinese American detective Charlie Chan. Many of his novels were made into movies.

MYSTERY CLASSICS Boxed Set - Earl Derr Biggers Edition (Illustrated)

By Earl Derr Biggers
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8026877039
  • Total of Pages : 1936
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 713
  • Pdf File: mystery-classics-boxed-set-earl-derr-biggers-edition.pdf

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"Seven Keys to Baldpate" – A young novelist William Magee travels to the Baldpate Mountain resort, seeking for solitude and inspiration for his greatest novel yet. Soon after he gets in, he finds out that he is not the only one there, for there are seven keys to the place and seven people with various stories of why they are there. "Love Insurance" – The American branch of Lloyds' insurers is specialized in unusual policies, but one day an impoverished Lord Harrowby showed up with the strangest claim of them all. He wants an insurance against his fiancée Cynthia Meyrick breaking off their engagement. "Inside the Lines" – World War I has started, Britain has gone up against Germany, and few Americans are stranded at Gibraltar desperate to catch a boat back home. Spies are everywhere and Germans are plotting to blow up the English troop at Gibraltar. "The Agony Column" (Second-Floor Mystery) – Geoffrey West is an American in London. Since arriving he has been fascinated by the Agony Column, a personal advertisements in newspapers. One morning he spots an American tourist girl reading the same section, decides to place an ad to catch her attention, and soon they start corresponding. "Fifty Candles" – Young Winthrop is in love with Mary Wills and longs to marry her. His pursuit of her will lead him to a party in the home of a former employer, a millionaire with more enemies than friends. Millionaire is killed at the party, no one can be ruled out as a suspect, and some clues point to Winthrop. "Charlie Chan Series" - Charlie is a Chinese American detective who lives on Hawaii and works for the Honolulu Police Department, but often travels around the world investigating mysteries and solving crimes.

Delphi Complete Works of Earl Derr Biggers (Illustrated)

By Earl Derr Biggers
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Book Code : 1788779770
  • Total of Pages : 4134
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 288
  • Pdf File: delphi-complete-works-of-earl-derr-biggers.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The American novelist and short story writer Earl Derr Biggers is best remembered today for his literary creation Charlie Chan. A shrewd Chinese-American detective on the Honolulu police force, Charlie is the protagonist of a series of six mystery detective novels that spawned popular feature films, radio dramas and comic strips. Biggers also wrote World War dramas, humorous tales and gripping adventure stories. For the first time in publishing history, this eBook presents Earl Derr Biggers’ complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Biggers’ life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * All 11 novels, with individual contents tables * The complete Charlie Chan Series * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Features rare short stories, appearing for the first time in digital publishing * Biggers’ rare poetry, written during his student days at Harvard * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Charlie Chan Series The House without a Key (1925) The Chinese Parrot (1926) Behind That Curtain (1928) The Black Camel (1929) Charlie Chan Carries On (1930) Keeper of the Keys (1932) Other Novels Seven Keys to Baldpate (1913) Love Insurance (1914) Inside the Lines (1915) The Agony Column (1916) Fifty Candles (1921) The Short Stories Earl Derr Biggers Tells Ten Stories (1933) Uncollected Stories The Poetry Miscellaneous Verses Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

Containing Germany

By S. Mawby
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0333984226
  • Total of Pages : 244
  • Category : History
  • Members : 967
  • Pdf File: containing-germany.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book presents a radical reappraisal of British policy towards West German rearmament until the Federal Republic's incorporation into NATO and contains a series of major new theses on British attitudes towards European integration, Anglo-Soviet relations and the 'Special Relationship'. It places policy in the context of Anglo-German distrust, American demands for a German contribution and British fears of antagonising the Soviets. It clarifies numerous controversial issues by demonstrating British willingness to compromise with the Soviets over German unification, the British military's desire to reduce the continental commitment and Eden's enthusiasm for a European Army.

Musical Renderings of the Philippine Nation

By Christi-Anne Castro
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 9780199876846
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 776
  • Pdf File: musical-renderings-of-the-philippine-nation.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The first cultural history of the Philippines during the twentieth century, Musical Renderings of the Philippine Nation focuses on the relationships between music, performance, and ideologies of nation. Spanning the hundred years from the Filipino-American War to the 1998 Centennial celebration of the nation's independence from Spain, the book has added emphasis on the period after World War II. Author Christi-Anne Castro describes the narratives of nation embedded in several major musical genres, such as classical music and folkloric song and dance, and enacted by the most well-known performers of the country, including Bayanihan, The Philippine National Dance Company and the Philippine Madrigal Singers. Castro delves into the ideas and works of prominent native composers, from the popular art music of Francisco Santiago and Lucio San Pedro to the People Power anthem of 1986 by Jim Paredes of the group Apo Hiking Society. Through both archival research and ethnographic fieldwork, Castro reveals how individuals and groups negotiate with and contest the power of the state to define the nation as a modern and hybrid entity within a global community.

In the Forest

By Vishvajit Pandya
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  • Publisher : University Press of America
  • Book Code : 0761842721
  • Total of Pages : 540
  • Category : History
  • Members : 576
  • Pdf File: in-the-forest.pdf

Book Short Summary:

There are always at least two 'histories' of encounter or contact, as each party would tell the story differently, but where and when is it really the 'first contact' and for whom? This book deploys an analytical framework developed from Semiotics to have both sides of the story address each other. It is ethnography of dialogue, emerging from textual representation by outsiders and its relationship to visual response and presentations by the Andaman Islanders that this book aims to present as the critical 'ethnography of history.' The section on Visuality looks at how the 'Other' is incorporated into an organized knowledge-system, including Ongee myths and songs about outsiders and the early photographs of tribal people by British settlers and ethnographers. The section on Materiality concerns the investment in things made, to influence natural processes or to distinguish the human body, and discusses how they are transacted between cultures that come into contact. The concluding section on history addresses encounters and developments in which the experiences of both tribal and settler are implicated more thoroughly than in the transaction of objects. Thus juxtaposing alternative perspectives on change indicates areas of experience unaccounted for in the dominant discourse and shows the provisionality of images.