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A Great and Terrible Beauty

By Libba Bray
  • ISBN Code: : 0375890491
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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  • Pdf : a-great-and-terrible-beauty.pdf

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The first book in the critically acclaimed New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling Gemma Doyle trilogy, the exhilarating and haunting saga from the author of The Diviners series and Going Bovine. It’s 1895, and after the suicide of her mother, 16-year-old Gemma Doyle is shipped off from the life she knows in India to Spence, a proper boarding school in England. Lonely, guilt-ridden, and prone to visions of the future that have an uncomfortable habit of coming true, Gemma’s reception there is a chilly one. To make things worse, she’s been followed by a mysterious young Indian man, a man sent to watch her. But why? What is her destiny? And what will her entanglement with Spence’s most powerful girls—and their foray into the spiritual world—lead to? “A delicious, elegant gothic.”—PW, Starred “Shivery with both passion and terror.”—Kirkus Reviews "Compulsively readable." --VOYA A New York Times Bestseller A Publishers Weekly Bestseller A Book Sense Bestseller BBYA (ALA/YALSA Best Book for Young Adults) Iowa High School Book Award Garden State Teen Book Award Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Award

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Part history and current affairs, part travelogue, this is the story of a journey made by Alistair Horne and American politician/journalist, Bill Buckley through Colombia, Peru, Chile and Bolivia. They set off in September 1970, just after a Marxist government had come to power in a free election in Chile. The author's account has been updated with a further 10,000 words to include the only interview ever given to a Western journalist by Pinochet.

UTOPIA’S SUICIDE

By John Paul
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1491886129
  • Total of Pages : 474
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 261
  • Pdf File: utopia-s-suicide.pdf

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Having one foot in North America and one in Europe, the author inevitably, compares these two continents, their surroundings, their people, and their modus vivendi. The interpretation of happenings on these continents as they relate to one life's adventure is the scope of this work, which is, before everything else, a collage of personal biography, illuminated by flashes of the remarkable historical moments preceding the emigration. There are, moreover, interpretations of impressions colored with romantic, enchanting mysticism, and alternatively, subjective impressions of immigrants who came to America to find a better life and expected, to some extent, to find a promised land on a platter. In either case, impressions are based on predispositions of what immigrants from the old country envisioned American to be like. However, gratia is not a prerequisite; it does not exist in the meaning of emi, nor immi gratia. Is this memoir an unprejudiced evaluation and objective notation of experiences as they were, or a biased overflow of emotions, ridicule and sarcasm, or delight and adornment? What is the difference between autobiography, memoir, and diary, versus a fictitious, rather historical novel in the first place? A degree of deviation from factual reality? A conglomerate relatively dry when transferred onto paper, this cacophony, without regard to categorization, may enlighten the mind of one American, or one potential immigrant, by informing or reforming the picture of the mirage of a once-magical “New World” or the romanticism of the “Old One.”

With The Battle Cruisers [Illustrated Edition]

By Filson Young
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  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Book Code : 1786255642
  • Total of Pages : 259
  • Category : History
  • Members : 332
  • Pdf File: with-the-battle-cruisers-illustrated-edition.pdf

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Contains 54 illustrations and 3 maps. By the time that Filson Young found himself aboard Admiral Sir David Beatty’s flagship in the North Sea just before the First World War he had a varied career as a novelist, journalist and war correspondent. He had been a special reporter during the Boer War and also written about naval subjects such as the voyages of Christopher Columbus and the Titanic. In this novel, also known as “With Beatty in the North Sea” chronicles his time as a Royal Naval Reserve Lieutenant with the Grand Fleet in 1915-1916, and he provides a gripping eye-witness account of the Battle of Dogger Bank. He left the Navy in 1916 before the battle of Jutland. He recorded his experiences a few years later of his life at sea in the Grand Fleet in this book which captures but the action of the battle and the personalities of the crews he served with.

Fritz Leiber and H.P. Lovecraft

By Fritz Leiber
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  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Book Code : 0809500787
  • Total of Pages : 323
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 465
  • Pdf File: fritz-leiber-and-h-p-lovecraft.pdf

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While Howard Phillips Lovecraft was closing the final chapter of his writing career, Fritz Reuter Leiber was only beginning to open his own. The year was 1936 and Jonquil Leiber, Fritz's first wife, sent a letter on her own initiative to Lovecraft, knowing that her husband had been an avid admirer of his work, ever since his first reading of "The Colour out of Space" and hoping that Lovecraft's presence in Fritz's slow-paced writing career might be the source of inspiration he so dearly needed. Lovecraft replied promptly on November 2 of that year, the seed of an invigorating correspondence, which lasted till Lovecraft's passing. Fritz Leiber and H.P. Lovecraft: Writers of the Dark presents Lovecraft's letters to Leiber, an impressive selection of Leiber's fiction which shows Lovecraft's influence, and a selection of Leiber's essays on Lovecraft and Matters Lovecraftian. Features an introduction by Ben J. S. Szumskyj and an afterword by S.T. Joshi.

The King Arthur Trilogy

By Rosemary Sutcliff
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1446404641
  • Total of Pages : 656
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 844
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The legends of King Arthur and his knights have passed down through the generations since medieval times. In this spellbinding trilogy, Rosemary Sutcliff recreates all the mystique and mystery of the golden age of Camelot for a new generation.

Character

By Marjorie Garber
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  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Book Code : 0374709378
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 132
  • Pdf File: character.pdf

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What is “character”? Since at least Aristotle’s time, philosophers, theologians, moralists, artists, and scientists have pondered the enigma of human character. In its oldest usage, “character” derives from a word for engraving or stamping, yet over time, it has come to mean a moral idea, a type, a literary persona, and a physical or physiological manifestation observable in works of art and scientific experiments. It is an essential term in drama and the focus of self-help books. In Character: The History of a Cultural Obsession, Marjorie Garber points out that character seems more relevant than ever today, omnipresent in discussions of politics, ethics, gender, morality, and the psyche. References to character flaws, character issues, and character assassination and allegations of “bad” and “good” character are inescapable in the media and in contemporary political debates. What connection does “character” in this moral or ethical sense have with the concept of a character in a novel or a play? Do our notions about fictional characters catalyze our ideas about moral character? Can character be “formed” or taught in schools, in scouting, in the home? From Plutarch to John Stuart Mill, from Shakespeare to Darwin, from Theophrastus to Freud, from nineteenth-century phrenology to twenty-first-century brain scans, the search for the sources and components of human character still preoccupies us. Today, with the meaning and the value of this term in question, no issue is more important, and no topic more vital, surprising, and fascinating. With her distinctive verve, humor, and vast erudition, Marjorie Garber explores the stakes of these conflations, confusions, and heritages, from ancient Greece to the present day.