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A Curious Beginning PDF Book By Deanna Raybourn

A Curious Beginning

  • Author: Deanna Raybourn
  • ISBN Code: : 0698198204
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 320 Readers
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The New York Times bestselling author of the Lady Julia Grey mysteries returns once more to Victorian England and introduces intrepid adventuress Veronica Speedwell.... London, 1887. After burying her spinster aunt, orphaned Veronica Speedwell is free to resume her world travels in pursuit of scientific inquiry—and the occasional romantic dalliance. As familiar with hunting butterflies as with fending off admirers, Veronica intends to embark upon the journey of a lifetime. But fate has other plans when Veronica thwarts her own attempted abduction with the help of an enigmatic German baron, who offers her sanctuary in the care of his friend Stoker, a reclusive and bad-tempered natural historian. But before the baron can reveal what he knows of the plot against her, he is found murdered—leaving Veronica and Stoker on the run from an elusive assailant as wary partners in search of the villainous truth.

A Perilous Undertaking PDF Book By Deanna Raybourn

A Perilous Undertaking

  • Author: Deanna Raybourn
  • ISBN Code: : 069819845X
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 950 Readers
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The “wickedly clever and devilishly amusing”* Veronica Speedwell returns for a rousing adventure from the New York Times bestselling author of the Lady Julia Grey Mysteries. London, 1887. At the Curiosity Club, a ladies-only establishment for daring and intrepid women, Victorian adventuress Veronica Speedwell meets the mysterious Lady Sundridge, who begs her to take on an impossible task—saving society art patron Miles Ramsforth from execution. Ramsforth, accused of the brutal murder of his mistress, Artemisia, will face the hangman’s noose in a week’s time if the real killer is not found. But Lady Sundridge is not all that she seems, and unmasking her true identity is only the first of many secrets Veronica must uncover. Together with her natural-historian colleague, Stoker, Veronica races against time to find the true murderer. From a Bohemian artists’ colony to a royal palace to a subterranean grotto with a decadent history, the investigation proves to be a very perilous undertaking indeed... *SusanElia MacNeal

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time PDF Book By Mark Haddon

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

  • Author: Mark Haddon
  • ISBN Code: : 0307371565
  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Page : 240 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 457 Readers
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A bestselling modern classic—both poignant and funny—narrated by a fifteen year old autistic savant obsessed with Sherlock Holmes, this dazzling novel weaves together an old-fashioned mystery, a contemporary coming-of-age story, and a fascinating excursion into a mind incapable of processing emotions. Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, Christopher is autistic. Everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning for him. At fifteen, Christopher’s carefully constructed world falls apart when he finds his neighbour’s dog Wellington impaled on a garden fork, and he is initially blamed for the killing. Christopher decides that he will track down the real killer, and turns to his favourite fictional character, the impeccably logical Sherlock Holmes, for inspiration. But the investigation leads him down some unexpected paths and ultimately brings him face to face with the dissolution of his parents’ marriage. As Christopher tries to deal with the crisis within his own family, the narrative draws readers into the workings of Christopher’s mind. And herein lies the key to the brilliance of Mark Haddon’s choice of narrator: The most wrenching of emotional moments are chronicled by a boy who cannot fathom emotions. The effect is dazzling, making for one of the freshest debut in years: a comedy, a tearjerker, a mystery story, a novel of exceptional literary merit that is great fun to read.

A Dangerous Collaboration PDF Book By Deanna Raybourn

A Dangerous Collaboration

  • Author: Deanna Raybourn
  • ISBN Code: : 0451490738
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 481 Readers
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A bride mysteriously disappears on her wedding day in the newest Veronica Speedwell adventure by the New York Times bestselling author of the Lady Julia Grey series. Lured by the promise of a rare and elusive butterfly, the intrepid Veronica Speedwell is persuaded by Lord Templeton-Vane, the brother of her colleague Stoker, to pose as his fiancée at a house party on a Cornish isle owned by his oldest friend, Malcolm Romilly. But Veronica soon learns that one question hangs over the party: What happened to Rosamund? Three years ago, Malcolm Romilly’s bride vanished on their wedding day, and no trace of her has ever been found. Now those who were closest to her have gathered, each a possible suspect in her disappearance. From the poison garden kept by Malcolm’s sister to the high towers of the family castle, the island’s atmosphere is full of shadows, and danger lurks around every corner. Determined to discover Rosamund’s fate, Veronica and Stoker match wits with a murderer who has already struck once and will not hesitate to kill again.…

An Unexpected Peril PDF Book By Deanna Raybourn

An Unexpected Peril

  • Author: Deanna Raybourn
  • ISBN Code: : 0593197275
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 656 Readers
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A princess is missing and a peace treaty is on the verge of collapse in this new Veronica Speedwell adventure from the New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-nominated author Deanna Raybourn. January 1889. As the newest member of the Curiosity Club--an elite society of brilliant, intrepid women--Veronica Speedwell is excited to put her many skills to good use. As she assembles a memorial exhibition for pioneering mountain climber Alice Baker-Greene, Veronica discovers evidence that the recent death was not a tragic climbing accident but murder. Veronica and her natural historian beau, Stoker, tell the patron of the exhibit, Princess Gisela of Alpenwald, of their findings. With Europe on the verge of war, Gisela's chancellor, Count von Rechstein, does not want to make waves--and before Veronica and Stoker can figure out their next move, the princess disappears. Having noted Veronica's resemblance to the princess, von Rechstein begs her to pose as Gisela for the sake of the peace treaty that brought the princess to England. Veronica reluctantly agrees to the scheme. She and Stoker must work together to keep the treaty intact while navigating unwelcome advances, assassination attempts, and Veronica's own family--the royalty who has never claimed her.

A Treacherous Curse PDF Book By Deanna Raybourn

A Treacherous Curse

  • Author: Deanna Raybourn
  • ISBN Code: : 0698198409
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 502 Readers
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Members of an Egyptian expedition fall victim to an ancient mummy’s curse in this thrilling Veronica Speedwell novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the Lady Julia Grey mysteries. London, 1888. As colorful and unfettered as the butterflies she collects, Victorian adventuress Veronica Speedwell can’t resist the allure of an exotic mystery—particularly one involving her enigmatic colleague, Stoker. His former expedition partner has vanished from an archaeological dig with a priceless diadem unearthed from the newly discovered tomb of an Egyptian princess. This disappearance is just the latest in a string of unfortunate events that have plagued the controversial expedition, and rumors abound that the curse of the vengeful princess has been unleashed as the shadowy figure of Anubis himself stalks the streets of London. But the perils of an ancient curse are not the only challenges Veronica must face as sordid details and malevolent enemies emerge from Stoker’s past. Caught in a tangle of conspiracies and threats—and thrust into the public eye by an enterprising new foe—Veronica must separate facts from fantasy to unravel a web of duplicity that threatens to cost Stoker everything...

A Murderous Relation PDF Book By Deanna Raybourn

A Murderous Relation

  • Author: Deanna Raybourn
  • ISBN Code: : 0451490762
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 792 Readers
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A royal scandal’s connection to a brutal serial killer threatens London in this new Veronica Speedwell adventure from New York Times bestselling and Edgar® Award–nominated author Deanna Raybourn. Autumn 1888. Veronica Speedwell and her colleague Stoker are asked by Lady Wellingtonia Beauclerk to stop a potential scandal so explosive it threatens to rock the monarchy. Prince Albert Victor is a regular visitor to the most exclusive private club in London, and the proprietress, Madame Aurore, has received an expensive gift that can be traced back to the prince. Lady Wellie would like Veronica and Stoker to retrieve it from the club before scandal can break. Worse yet, London is being terrorized by what would become the most notorious and elusive serial killer in history, Jack the Ripper—and Lady Wellie suspects the prince may be responsible. Veronica and Stoker reluctantly agree to go undercover at Madame Auroreʼs high-class brothel, where a body soon turns up. Secrets are swirling around Veronica and the royal family—and it is up to Veronica and Stoker to find the truth, before it is too late for all of them.

Silent in the Grave PDF Book By Deanna Raybourn

Silent in the Grave

  • Author: Deanna Raybourn
  • ISBN Code: : 1488057435
  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 610 Readers
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Only from New York Times bestselling author Deanna Raybourn, go back to where it all began with the original Lady Julia Grey historical mystery series. “Let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave.” These ominous words are the last threat that Sir Edward Grey receives from his killer. Before he can show them to Nicholas Brisbane, the private inquiry agent he has retained for his protection, he collapses and dies at his London home, in the presence of his wife, Julia, and a roomful of dinner guests. Prepared to accept that Edward’s death was due to a long-standing physical infirmity, Julia is outraged when Brisbane visits and suggests that her husband was murdered. It is a reaction she comes to regret when she discovers damning evidence for herself, and realizes the truth. Determined to bring the murderer to justice, Julia engages the enigmatic Brisbane to help her investigate Edward’s demise. Dismissing his warnings that the investigation will be difficult, if not impossible, Julia presses forward, following a trail of clues that lead her to even more unpleasant truths, and ever closer to a killer who waits expectantly for her arrival. Previously published. Don’t miss the complete Lady Julia Grey mystery series by Deanna Raybourn! Book # 1: Silent in the Grave Book # 2: Silent in the Sanctuary Book # 3: Silent on the Moor Book # 3.5: Midsummer Night (novella) Book # 4: Dark Road to Darjeeling Book # 5: The Dark Enquiry Book # 5.5: Silent Night (novella) Book # 5.6: Twelfth Night (novella) Book # 5.7: Bonfire Night (novella)

An Impossible Impostor PDF Book By Deanna Raybourn

An Impossible Impostor

  • Author: Deanna Raybourn
  • ISBN Code: : 0593197305
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 162 Readers
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While investigating a man claiming to be the long-lost heir to a noble family, Veronica Speedwell gets the surprise of her life in this new adventure from the New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award–nominated author Deanna Raybourn. London, 1889. Veronica Speedwell and her natural historian beau Stoker are summoned by Sir Hugo Montgomerie, head of Special Branch. He has a personal request on behalf of his goddaughter, Euphemia Hathaway. After years of traveling the world, her eldest brother, Jonathan, heir to Hathaway Hall, was believed to have been killed in the catastrophic eruption of Krakatoa a few years before. But now a man matching Jonathan’s description and carrying his possessions has arrived at Hathaway Hall with no memory of his identity or where he has been. Could this man truly be Jonathan, back from the dead? Or is he a devious impostor, determined to gain ownership over the family's most valuable possessions—a legendary parure of priceless Rajasthani jewels? It's a delicate situation, and Veronica is Sir Hugo's only hope. Veronica and Stoker agree to go to Hathaway Hall to covertly investigate the mysterious amnesiac. Veronica is soon shocked to find herself face-to-face with a ghost from her past. To help Sir Hugo discover the truth, she must open doors to her own history that she long believed to be shut for good.

City of Jasmine PDF Book By Deanna Raybourn

City of Jasmine

  • Author: Deanna Raybourn
  • ISBN Code: : 0369718100
  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 226 Readers
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New York Times bestselling author Deanna Raybourn delivers the story of one woman who embarks upon a journey to see the world—and ends up finding intrigue, danger and a love beyond all reason. Famed aviatrix Evangeline Starke never expected to see her husband, adventurer Gabriel Starke, ever again. They had been a golden couple, enjoying a whirlwind courtship amid the backdrop of a glittering social set in prewar London until his sudden death with the sinking of the Lusitania. Five years later, beginning to embrace life again, Evie embarks upon a flight around the world. In the midst of her triumphant tour, she is shocked to receive a mysterious—and recent—photograph of Gabriel, which brings her ambitious stunt to a screeching halt. With her eccentric aunt Dove in tow, Evie tracks the source of the photo to the ancient City of Jasmine, Damascus. There she discovers that danger lurks at every turn, and at stake is a priceless relic, an artifact so valuable that criminals will stop at nothing to acquire it. Evie sets off across the desert to unearth the truth of Gabriel’s disappearance and retrieve a relic straight from the pages of history. Along the way, Evie must come to terms with the deception that parted her from Gabriel and the passion that will change her destiny forever… Previously Published.

The Dead Travel Fast PDF Book By Deanna Raybourn

The Dead Travel Fast

  • Author: Deanna Raybourn
  • ISBN Code: : 0369718089
  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 153 Readers
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A husband, a family, a comfortable life: Theodora Lestrange wants nothing to do with it all. With a modest inheritance and the three gowns that comprise her entire wardrobe, Theodora leaves Edinburgh—and a disappointed suitor—far behind. She is bound for Rumania, where tales of vampires are still whispered, to visit an old friend and write the book that will bring her true independence. She arrives at a magnificent, decaying castle in the Carpathians, replete with eccentric inhabitants: the ailing dowager, the troubled steward, and her own fearful friend, Cosmina. But all are outstripped in dark glamour by the castle's master, Count Andrei Dragulescu. Bewildering and bewitching in equal measure, the brooding nobleman ignites Theodora's imagination and awakens passions in her that she can neither deny nor conceal. His allure is superlative, his dominion over the superstitious town, absolute—and he is determined to bring Theodora under his sway. Before her sojourn ends—or her novel is complete—Theodora will be forever changed. For obsession can prove fatal… and she is in danger of falling prey to more than just desire. Previously Published.

Bonfire Night PDF Book By Deanna Raybourn

Bonfire Night

  • Author: Deanna Raybourn
  • ISBN Code: : 1488029873
  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 99 Readers
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Don’t miss any of the Lady Julia Grey stories! Experience the mystery and romance of New York Times bestselling author Deanna Raybourn’s fan-favorite series in this classic novella. It’s the autumn of 1890, and almost a year has passed since—much to their surprise—Lady Julia and her detective husband, Nicholas Brisbane, became parents. Just as the couple begins to adapt, a solicitor arrives with a strange bequest. Nicholas, it seems, has inherited a country house—but only if he and his family are in residence from All Hallows’ Eve through Bonfire Night. Neither Lady Julia nor Nicholas is likely to be put off by local legends of ghosts and witches, and the eerie noises and strange lights that flit from room to room simply intrigue them. Until a new lady’s maid disappears, igniting a caper that will have explosive results… Previously published. Don’t miss the complete Lady Julia Grey mystery series by Deanna Raybourn! Book # 1: Silent in the Grave Book # 2: Silent in the Sanctuary Book # 3: Silent on the Moor Book # 3.5: Midsummer Night (novella) Book # 4: Dark Road to Darjeeling Book # 5: The Dark Enquiry Book # 5.5: Silent Night (novella) Book # 5.6: Twelfth Night (novella) Book # 5.7: Bonfire Night (novella)

Islandborn PDF Book By Junot Díaz

Islandborn

  • Author: Junot Díaz
  • ISBN Code: : 0735230951
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 48 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 980 Readers
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From New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Díaz comes a debut picture book about the magic of memory and the infinite power of the imagination. A 2019 Pura Belpré Honor Book for Illustration Every kid in Lola's school was from somewhere else. Hers was a school of faraway places. So when Lola's teacher asks the students to draw a picture of where their families immigrated from, all the kids are excited. Except Lola. She can't remember The Island—she left when she was just a baby. But with the help of her family and friends, and their memories—joyous, fantastical, heartbreaking, and frightening—Lola's imagination takes her on an extraordinary journey back to The Island. As she draws closer to the heart of her family's story, Lola comes to understand the truth of her abuela's words: “Just because you don't remember a place doesn't mean it's not in you.” Gloriously illustrated and lyrically written, Islandborn is a celebration of creativity, diversity, and our imagination's boundless ability to connect us—to our families, to our past and to ourselves.

A Curious History of Sex PDF Book By Kate Lister

A Curious History of Sex

  • Author: Kate Lister
  • ISBN Code: : 1783528060
  • Publisher : Unbound Publishing
  • Page : 384 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 911 Readers
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This is not a comprehensive study of every sexual quirk, kink and ritual across all cultures throughout time, as that would entail writing an encyclopaedia. Rather, this is a drop in the ocean, a paddle in the shallow end of sex history, but I hope you will get pleasantly wet nonetheless. The act of sex has not changed since people first worked out what went where, but the ways in which society dictates how sex is culturally understood and performed have varied significantly through the ages. Humans are the only creatures that stigmatise particular sexual practices, and sex remains a deeply divisive issue around the world. Attitudes will change and grow – hopefully for the better – but sex will never be free of stigma or shame unless we acknowledge where it has come from. Based on the popular research project Whores of Yore, and written with her distinctive humour and wit, A Curious History of Sex draws upon Dr Kate Lister’s extensive knowledge of sex history. From medieval impotence tests to twentieth-century testicle thefts, from the erotic frescoes of Pompeii, to modern-day sex doll brothels, Kate unashamedly roots around in the pants of history, debunking myths, challenging stereotypes and generally getting her hands dirty. This fascinating book is peppered with surprising and informative historical slang, and illustrated with eye-opening, toe-curling and meticulously sourced images from the past. You will laugh, you will wince and you will wonder just how much has actually changed.

When You Reach Me PDF Book By Rebecca Stead

When You Reach Me

  • Author: Rebecca Stead
  • ISBN Code: : 0375892699
  • Publisher : Wendy Lamb Books
  • Page : 208 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 957 Readers
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"Like A Wrinkle in Time (Miranda's favorite book), When You Reach Me far surpasses the usual whodunit or sci-fi adventure to become an incandescent exploration of 'life, death, and the beauty of it all.'" —The Washington Post This Newbery Medal winner that has been called "smart and mesmerizing," (The New York Times) and "superb" (The Wall Street Journal) will appeal to readers of all types, especially those who are looking for a thought-provoking mystery with a mind-blowing twist. Shortly after a fall-out with her best friend, sixth grader Miranda starts receiving mysterious notes, and she doesn’t know what to do. The notes tell her that she must write a letter—a true story, and that she can’t share her mission with anyone. It would be easy to ignore the strange messages, except that whoever is leaving them has an uncanny ability to predict the future. If that is the case, then Miranda has a big problem—because the notes tell her that someone is going to die, and she might be too late to stop it. Winner of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for Fiction A New York Times Bestseller and Notable Book Five Starred Reviews A Junior Library Guild Selection "Absorbing." —People "Readers ... are likely to find themselves chewing over the details of this superb and intricate tale long afterward." —The Wall Street Journal "Lovely and almost impossibly clever." —The Philadelphia Inquirer "It's easy to imagine readers studying Miranda's story as many times as she's read L'Engle's, and spending hours pondering the provocative questions it raises." —Publishers Weekly, Starred review

Beastly Bones PDF Book By William Ritter

Beastly Bones

  • Author: William Ritter
  • ISBN Code: : 1616205539
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reviews : 638 Readers
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In 1892, New Fiddleham, New England, things are never quite what they seem, especially when Abigail Rook and her eccentric employer, R. F. Jackaby, are called upon to investigate the supernatural. First vicious shape-shifters disguise themselves as a litter of kittens, and a day later, their owner is found murdered. Then in nearby Gad’s Valley, now home to the exiled New Fiddleham police detective Charlie Cane, dinosaur bones from a recent dig mysteriously go missing, and an unidentifiable beast starts attacking animals and people, leaving mangled bodies behind. Charlie calls on Abigail for help, and soon Abigail and Jackaby are on the hunt for a thief, a monster, and a murderer.

The Daily Show (The Book) PDF Book By Chris Smith

The Daily Show (The Book)

  • Author: Chris Smith
  • ISBN Code: : 1455565350
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : Humor
  • Reviews : 684 Readers
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The complete, uncensored history of the award-winning The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as told by its correspondents, writers, and host. For almost seventeen years, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart brilliantly redefined the borders between television comedy, political satire, and opinionated news coverage. It launched the careers of some of today's most significant comedians, highlighted the hypocrisies of the powerful, and garnered 23 Emmys. Now the show's behind-the-scenes gags, controversies, and camaraderie will be chronicled by the players themselves, from legendary host Jon Stewart to the star cast members and writers-including Samantha Bee, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, and Steve Carell - plus some of The Daily Show's most prominent guests and adversaries: John and Cindy McCain, Glenn Beck, Tucker Carlson, and many more. This oral history takes the reader behind the curtain for all the show's highlights, from its origins as Comedy Central's underdog late-night program to Trevor Noah's succession, rising from a scrappy jester in the 24-hour political news cycle to become part of the beating heart of politics-a trusted source for not only comedy but also commentary, with a reputation for calling bullshit and an ability to effect real change in the world. Through years of incisive election coverage, passionate debates with President Obama and Hillary Clinton, feuds with Bill O'Reilly and Fox, and provocative takes on Wall Street and racism, The Daily Show has been a cultural touchstone. Now, for the first time, the people behind the show's seminal moments come together to share their memories of the last-minute rewrites, improvisations, pranks, romances, blow-ups, and moments of Zen both on and off the set of one of America's most groundbreaking shows.

Alice in Wonderland PDF Book By Lewis Carroll

Alice in Wonderland

  • Author: Lewis Carroll
  • ISBN Code: : 1877527815
  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Page : 104 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 302 Readers
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Alice in Wonderland (also known as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland), from 1865, is the peculiar and imaginative tale of a girl who falls down a rabbit-hole into a bizarre world of eccentric and unusual creatures. Lewis Carroll's prominent example of the genre of "literary nonsense" has endured in popularity with its clever way of playing with logic and a narrative structure that has influence generations of fiction writing.

A Curious Mind PDF Book By Brian Grazer,Charles Fishman

A Curious Mind

  • Author: Brian Grazer,Charles Fishman
  • ISBN Code: : 1476730792
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 818 Readers
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#1 New York Times bestselling author and Oscar–winning producer Brian Grazer has written a brilliantly entertaining and eye-opening exploration of curiosity and the life-changing effects it can have on every person’s life. From Academy Award–winning producer Brian Grazer, New York Times bestseller A Curious Mind offers a brilliant peek into the “curiosity conversations” that inspired him to create some of the world’s most iconic movies and television shows. He shows how curiosity has been the “secret” that fueled his rise as one of Hollywood’s leading producers and creative visionaries, and how all of us can channel its power to lead bigger and more rewarding lives. Grazer has spent most of his life exploring curiosity through what he terms “curiosity conversations” with some of the most interesting people in the world, including spies, royals, scientists, politicians, moguls, Nobel laureates, artists…anyone whose story might broaden his worldview. These discussions sparked the creative inspiration behind many of his movies and TV shows, including Splash, 24, A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, Arrested Development, 8 Mile, J. Edgar, Empire, and many others. A Curious Mind is not only a fascinating page-turner—it also offers a blueprint for how we can awaken our own curiosity and use it as a superpower in our lives. Whether you’re looking to strengthen your management style at work, uncover a new source of creativity, or become a better romantic partner, this book—and its lessons on the power of curiosity—can change your life.

The Mysteries Of Harris Burdick PDF Book By Chris Van Allsburg

The Mysteries Of Harris Burdick

  • Author: Chris Van Allsburg
  • ISBN Code: : 0547794088
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 32 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 249 Readers
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From the award-winning author of Jumanji and The PolarExpress, Chris Van Allsburg challenges young readers to use their creativity and imagination in this one-of-a-kind book that asks readers to finish the story. When author-illustrator extraordinaire Harris Burdick goes missing, all he’s left behind are a series of images with accompanying captions, ideas for separate picture books. But what can a picture of a nun quietly sitting in a chair floating in a cathedral have to do with a caption that says, “THE SEVEN CHAIRS: The fifth one ended up in France?” Enticed to come up with their own endings, readers will marvel at the mystery behind these lasting drawings and the charm of an everchanging narrative. Caldecott medal winner Chris Van Allsburg’s call for readers to write their own stories will enthrall young minds again and again.

The Historian PDF Book By Elizabeth Kostova

The Historian

  • Author: Elizabeth Kostova
  • ISBN Code: : 9780759513839
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Page : 656 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 368 Readers
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An "innovative" (The New Yorker) retelling of the story of Dracula. Told with the flourish and poise of a talented storyteller, Kostova turns the age-old tale into a compelling "late night page-turner" (San Francisco Chronicle) When a young woman discovers a cache of ancient letters, she is thrown into the turbulent history of her parents' dark pasts. Uncovering a labyrinthine trail of clues, she begins to reconstruct a staggering history of deceit and violence. Debut novelist Elizabeth Kostova creates an adventure of monumental proportions, a relentless tale that blends fact and fantasy, history and the present, with an assurance that is almost unbearably suspenseful and utterly unforgettable.

The Silk Roads PDF Book By Peter Frankopan

The Silk Roads

  • Author: Peter Frankopan
  • ISBN Code: : 1101946334
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Page : 672 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 544 Readers
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Far more than a history of the Silk Roads, this book is truly a revelatory new history of the world, promising to destabilize notions of where we come from and where we are headed next. From the Middle East and its political instability to China and its economic rise, the vast region stretching eastward from the Balkans across the steppe and South Asia has been thrust into the global spotlight in recent years. Frankopan teaches us that to understand what is at stake for the cities and nations built on these intricate trade routes, we must first understand their astounding pasts. Frankopan realigns our understanding of the world, pointing us eastward. It was on the Silk Roads that East and West first encountered each other through trade and conquest, leading to the spread of ideas, cultures and religions. From the rise and fall of empires to the spread of Buddhism and the advent of Christianity and Islam, right up to the great wars of the twentieth century—this book shows how the fate of the West has always been inextricably linked to the East. Also available: The New Silk Roads, a timely exploration of the dramatic and profound changes our world is undergoing right now—as seen from the perspective of the rising powers of the East.

The Graveyard Book PDF Book By Neil Gaiman

The Graveyard Book

  • Author: Neil Gaiman
  • ISBN Code: : 0061972657
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Page : 368 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 466 Readers
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Neil Gaiman's perennial favorite, The Graveyard Book, has sold more than one million copies and is the only novel to win both the Newbery Medal and the Carnegie Medal. Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place—he's the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians' time as well as their ghostly teachings—such as the ability to Fade so mere mortals cannot see him. Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead? The Graveyard Book is the winner of the Newbery Medal, the Carnegie Medal, the Hugo Award for best novel, the Locus Award for Young Adult novel, the American Bookseller Association’s “Best Indie Young Adult Buzz Book,” a Horn Book Honor, and Audio Book of the Year. Don't miss this modern classic—whether shared as a read-aloud or read independently, it's sure to appeal to readers ages 8 and up.

Stuff You Should Know PDF Book By Josh Clark,Chuck Bryant

Stuff You Should Know

  • Author: Josh Clark,Chuck Bryant
  • ISBN Code: : 1250268516
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Genre : Reference
  • Reviews : 305 Readers
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From the duo behind the massively successful and award-winning podcast Stuff You Should Know comes an unexpected look at things you thought you knew. Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant started the podcast Stuff You Should Know back in 2008 because they were curious—curious about the world around them, curious about what they might have missed in their formal educations, and curious to dig deeper on stuff they thought they understood. As it turns out, they aren't the only curious ones. They've since amassed a rabid fan base, making Stuff You Should Know one of the most popular podcasts in the world. Armed with their inquisitive natures and a passion for sharing, they uncover the weird, fascinating, delightful, or unexpected elements of a wide variety of topics. The pair have now taken their near-boundless "whys" and "hows" from your earbuds to the pages of a book for the first time—featuring a completely new array of subjects that they’ve long wondered about and wanted to explore. Each chapter is further embellished with snappy visual material to allow for rabbit-hole tangents and digressions—including charts, illustrations, sidebars, and footnotes. Follow along as the two dig into the underlying stories of everything from the origin of Murphy beds, to the history of facial hair, to the psychology of being lost. Have you ever wondered about the world around you, and wished to see the magic in everyday things? Come get curious with Stuff You Should Know. With Josh and Chuck as your guide, there’s something interesting about everything (...except maybe jackhammers).

The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall PDF Book By Katie Alender

The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall

  • Author: Katie Alender
  • ISBN Code: : 0545640008
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 141 Readers
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Delia's new house isn't just a house. Long ago, it was the Piven Institute for the Care and Correction of Troubled Females -- an insane asylum nicknamed "Hysteria Hall." However, many of the inmates were not insane, just defiant and strong willed. Kind of like Delia herself. But the house still wants to keep "troubled" girls locked away. So, in the most horrifying way, Delia becomes trapped. And that's when she learns that the house is also haunted. Ghost girls wander the hallways in their old-fashioned nightgowns. A handsome ghost boy named Theo roams the grounds. Delia learns that all the spirits are unsettled and full of dark secrets. The house, too, harbors shocking truths within its walls -- truths that only Delia can uncover, and that may set her free. And she'll need to act quickly -- before the house's power overtakes everything she loves. Katie Alender brings heart-pounding suspense, gorgeous writing, and a feminist twist to this tale of memories and madness.

Towers Falling PDF Book By Jewell Parker Rhodes

Towers Falling

  • Author: Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • ISBN Code: : 0316262234
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Page : 240 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 968 Readers
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From award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes comes a powerful novel set fifteen years after the 9/11 attacks in a classroom of students who cannot remember the event but live through the aftermath of its cultural shift. When her fifth-grade teacher hints that a series of lessons about home and community will culminate with one big answer about two tall towers once visible outside their classroom window, Dèja can't help but feel confused. She sets off on a journey of discovery, with new friends Ben and Sabeen by her side. But just as she gets closer to answering big questions about who she is, what America means, and how communities can grow (and heal), she uncovers new questions, too. Like, why does Pop get so angry when she brings up anything about the towers? Award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes tells a powerful story about young people who weren't alive to witness this defining moment in history, but begin to realize how much it colors their every day.

A Study In Scarlet Women PDF Book By Sherry Thomas

A Study In Scarlet Women

  • Author: Sherry Thomas
  • ISBN Code: : 069819635X
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 938 Readers
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USA Today bestselling author Sherry Thomas turns the story of the renowned Sherlock Holmes upside down in the first novel in this Victorian mystery series.... With her inquisitive mind, Charlotte Holmes has never felt comfortable with the demureness expected of the fairer sex in upper class society. But even she never thought that she would become a social pariah, an outcast fending for herself on the mean streets of London. When the city is struck by a trio of unexpected deaths and suspicion falls on her sister and her father, Charlotte is desperate to find the true culprits and clear the family name. She’ll have help from friends new and old—a kind-hearted widow, a police inspector, and a man who has long loved her. But in the end, it will be up to Charlotte, under the assumed name Sherlock Holmes, to challenge society’s expectations and match wits against an unseen mastermind. An NPR Best Book of 2016

A Confederacy of Dunces PDF Book By John Kennedy Toole

A Confederacy of Dunces

  • Author: John Kennedy Toole
  • ISBN Code: : 9780802197627
  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Page : 416 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 671 Readers
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize “A masterwork . . . the novel astonishes with its inventiveness . . . it is nothing less than a grand comic fugue.”—The New York Times Book Review A Confederacy of Dunces is an American comic masterpiece. John Kennedy Toole's hero, one Ignatius J. Reilly, is "huge, obese, fractious, fastidious, a latter-day Gargantua, a Don Quixote of the French Quarter. His story bursts with wholly original characters, denizens of New Orleans' lower depths, incredibly true-to-life dialogue, and the zaniest series of high and low comic adventures" (Henry Kisor, Chicago Sun-Times).

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Read & Listen Edition PDF Book By Dr. Seuss

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Read & Listen Edition

  • Author: Dr. Seuss
  • ISBN Code: : 0385372132
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Page : 64 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 912 Readers
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“Every Who down in Who-ville liked Christmas a lot . . . but the Grinch, who lived just north of Who-ville, did NOT!” Not since “’Twas the night before Christmas” has the beginning of a Christmas tale been so instantly recognizable. No holiday season is complete without the Grinch, Max, Cindy-Lou, and all the residents of Who-ville, in this heartwarming story about the effects of the Christmas spirit on even the smallest and coldest of hearts. Like mistletoe, candy canes, and caroling, the Grinch is a mainstay of the holidays, and his story is the perfect gift for young and old. This Read & Listen edition contains audio narration.

The Girl with the Louding Voice PDF Book By Abi Daré

The Girl with the Louding Voice

  • Author: Abi Daré
  • ISBN Code: : 1524746088
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 384 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 723 Readers
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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A READ WITH JENNA TODAY SHOW BOOK CLUB PICK! “Brave, fresh . . . unforgettable.”—The New York Times Book Review “A celebration of girls who dare to dream.”—Imbolo Mbue, author of Behold the Dreamers (Oprah’s Book Club pick) Shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize and recommended by The New York Times, Marie Claire, Vogue, Essence, PopSugar, Daily Mail, Electric Literature, Red, Stylist, Daily Kos, Library Journal, The Everygirl, and Read It Forward! The unforgettable, inspiring story of a teenage girl growing up in a rural Nigerian village who longs to get an education so that she can find her “louding voice” and speak up for herself, The Girl with the Louding Voice is a simultaneously heartbreaking and triumphant tale about the power of fighting for your dreams. Despite the seemingly insurmountable obstacles in her path, Adunni never loses sight of her goal of escaping the life of poverty she was born into so that she can build the future she chooses for herself – and help other girls like her do the same. Her spirited determination to find joy and hope in even the most difficult circumstances imaginable will “break your heart and then put it back together again” (Jenna Bush Hager on The Today Show) even as Adunni shows us how one courageous young girl can inspire us all to reach for our dreams…and maybe even change the world.

The BFG (Colour Edition) PDF Book By Roald Dahl

The BFG (Colour Edition)

  • Author: Roald Dahl
  • ISBN Code: : 0141378573
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Page : 176 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 792 Readers
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The much-loved Roald Dahl story now in full colour format. When Sophie is snatched from her bed in the middle of the night by a giant with a stride as long as a tennis court she is sure she's going to be eaten for breakfast. But luckily for Sophie, the BFG is far more jumbly than his disgusting neighbours, whose favourite pastime is guzzling up whoppsy-whiffling human beans. Sophie is determined to stop all this, and so she and the BFG cook up an ingenious plan to rid of the world of the Bloodbottler, the Fleshlumpeater and all their rotsome friends forever.

The Romances of John Fowles PDF Book By Simon Loveday

The Romances of John Fowles

  • Author: Simon Loveday
  • ISBN Code: : 1349178713
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 174 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 232 Readers
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A Treacherous Curse PDF Book By Deanna Raybourn

A Treacherous Curse

  • Author: Deanna Raybourn
  • ISBN Code: : 0698198409
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 759 Readers
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Members of an Egyptian expedition fall victim to an ancient mummy’s curse in this thrilling Veronica Speedwell novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the Lady Julia Grey mysteries. London, 1888. As colorful and unfettered as the butterflies she collects, Victorian adventuress Veronica Speedwell can’t resist the allure of an exotic mystery—particularly one involving her enigmatic colleague, Stoker. His former expedition partner has vanished from an archaeological dig with a priceless diadem unearthed from the newly discovered tomb of an Egyptian princess. This disappearance is just the latest in a string of unfortunate events that have plagued the controversial expedition, and rumors abound that the curse of the vengeful princess has been unleashed as the shadowy figure of Anubis himself stalks the streets of London. But the perils of an ancient curse are not the only challenges Veronica must face as sordid details and malevolent enemies emerge from Stoker’s past. Caught in a tangle of conspiracies and threats—and thrust into the public eye by an enterprising new foe—Veronica must separate facts from fantasy to unravel a web of duplicity that threatens to cost Stoker everything...

Jewish Education and Learning PDF Book By Glenda Abramson,Tudor Parfitt

Jewish Education and Learning

  • Author: Glenda Abramson,Tudor Parfitt
  • ISBN Code: : 0429647492
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Genre : Education
  • Reviews : 818 Readers
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First published in 1994. This volume, dedicated to Dr David Patterson, founding President of the Oxford Centre for Postgraduate Hebrew Studies, takes as its theme Jewish education and learning throughout the ages. But it is the ‘Academy’ - interpreted here to mean an institution of Judaic scholarship - which dominates this collection of essays. For almost three thousand years centres of Jewish learning have flourished in many parts of the world. This volume discusses these institutions from biblical times to the present. From the time of the Mishnaic Academy at Yavneh, established in the first century CE, the academies were more than schools of higher religious education. They incorporated rational analysis of the scriptures, the natural sciences and other secular studies. Some of the most celebrated academies, such as those in Cairo and Tunisia, and later in the Iberian Peninsula were of a very high intellectual order, sometimes superior to the great Christian universities. It was at these institutions that the great Jewish legal and literary works were written and completed. This collection of essays has been written by outstanding scholars who have been associated with David Patterson and the Oxford Centre. The essays explore the nature and function of the ‘Jewish Academies' in the broadest sense, the leading personalities associated with them and their social, cultural and moral effect on the Jewish communities of their day.

Delphi Complete Works of Edgar Wallace (Illustrated) PDF Book By Edgar Wallace

Delphi Complete Works of Edgar Wallace (Illustrated)

  • Author: Edgar Wallace
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Page : 19978 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 453 Readers
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One of the most prolific writers of the twentieth century, Edgar Wallace was an immensely popular author, who created exciting thrillers spiced with tales of treacherous crooks and hard-boiled detectives. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete fictional works of Edgar Wallace, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 2) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Wallace's life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * ALL 126 novels and ALL with individual contents tables * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Many works are fully illustrated with their original artwork * Rare story collections, fully indexed * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry and the short stories * Includes Wallace’s first book, the scarce poetry collection THE MISSION THAT FAILED, appearing here for the first time in digital publishing * Easily locate the poems or short stories you want to read * Includes a selection of Wallace's rare non-fiction * Features the seminal biography written by Wallace’s close friend, collaborator and secretary Robert G. Curtis - discover Wallace's literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: Four Just Men Series THE FOUR JUST MEN (1905) THE COUNCIL OF JUSTICE (1908) THE JUST MEN OF CORDOVA (1917) THE LAW OF THE FOUR JUST MEN (1921) THE THREE JUST MEN (1926) AGAIN THE THREE JUST MEN (1929) Smithy and Nobby Series SMITHY (1905) ARMY REFORM OPINIONS OF PRIVATE SMITH (1906) SMITHY ABROAD (1909) SMITHY AND THE HUN (1915) NOBBY (1916) SMITHY, NOBBY & CO. (1904-1918) Detective Sgt. Elk Series THE NINE BEARS (1910) THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE FROG (1925) THE JOKER (1926) THE TWISTER (1928) THE INDIA-RUBBER MEN (1929) WHITE FACE (1930) SILINSKI - MASTER CRIMINAL (1930) Mr. J. G. Reeder Series ROOM 13 (1924) THE MIND OF MR. J. G. REEDER (1925) TERROR KEEP (1927) RED ACES (1929) THE GUV’NOR AND OTHER SHORT STORIES (1932) Educated Evans Series EDUCATED EVANS (1924) MORE EDUCATED EVANS (1926) GOOD EVANS (1927) African Novels SANDERS OF THE RIVER (1911) THE PEOPLE OF THE RIVER (1911) THE RIVER OF STARS (1913) BOSAMBO OF THE RIVER (1914) BONES (1915) THE KEEPERS OF THE KING’S PEACE (1917) LIEUTENANT BONES (1918) BONES IN LONDON (1921) SANDI THE KINGMAKER (1922) BONES OF THE RIVER (1923) SANDERS (1926) AGAIN SANDERS (1928) Crime Novels ANGEL ESQUIRE (1908) THE FOURTH PLAGUE (1913) GREY TIMOTHY (1913) THE MAN WHO BOUGHT LONDON (1915) THE MELODY OF DEATH (1915) A DEBT DISCHARGED (1916) THE TOMB OF T’SIN (1916) THE SECRET HOUSE (1917) THE CLUE OF THE TWISTED CANDLE (1918) DOWN UNDER DONOVAN (1918) THE MAN WHO KNEW (1918) THE STRANGE LAPSES OF LARRY LOMAN (1918) THE GREEN RUST (1919) KATE PLUS TEN (1919) THE DAFFODIL MYSTERY (1920) JACK O’JUDGMENT (1920) THE ANGEL OF TERROR (1922) THE CRIMSON CIRCLE (1922) MR. JUSTICE MAXELL (1922) THE VALLEY OF GHOSTS (1922) CAPTAINS OF SOULS (1923) THE CLUE OF THE NEW PIN (1923) THE GREEN ARCHER (1923) THE MISSING MILLION (1923) THE DARK EYES OF LONDON (1924) DOUBLE DAN (1924) THE FACE IN THE NIGHT (1924) THE SINISTER MAN (1924) THE THREE OAK MYSTERY (1924) THE BLUE HAND (1925) THE DAUGHTERS OF THE NIGHT (1925) THE GAUNT STRANGER (1925) A KING BY NIGHT (1925) THE STRANGE COUNTESS (1925) THE AVENGER (1926) THE BLACK ABBOT (1926) THE DAY OF UNITING (1926) THE DOOR WITH SEVEN LOCKS (1926) THE MAN FROM MOROCCO (1926) THE MILLION DOLLAR STORY (1926) THE ROAD TO LONDON (1926) THE NORTHING TRAMP (1926) PENELOPE OF THE POLYANTHA (1926) THE SQUARE EMERALD (1926) THE TERRIBLE PEOPLE (1926) WE SHALL SEE! (1926) THE YELLOW SNAKE (1926) THE BIG FOOT (1927) THE FEATHERED SERPENT (1927) FLAT 2 (1927) THE FORGER (1927) THE HAND OF POWER (1927) THE MAN WHO WAS NOBODY (1927) NUMBER SIX (1927) THE SQUEAKER (1927) THE TRAITOR’S GATE (1927) THE DOUBLE (1928) THE FLYING SQUAD (1928) THE THIEF IN THE NIGHT (1928) THE GUNNER (1928) FOUR SQUARE JANE (1929) THE GOLDEN HADES (1929) THE GREEN RIBBON (1929) THE CALENDAR (1930) THE CLUE OF THE SILVER KEY (1930) THE LADY OF ASCOT (1930) THE DEVIL MAN (1931) THE MAN AT THE CARLTON (1931) THE COAT OF ARMS (1931) ON THE SPOT: VIOLENCE AND MURDER IN CHICAGO (1931) WHEN THE GANGS CAME TO LONDON (1932) THE FRIGHTENED LADY (1933) THE GREEN PACK (1933) THE MAN WHO CHANGED HIS NAME (1935) THE MOUTHPIECE (1935) SMOKY CELL (1935) THE TABLE (1936) SANCTUARY ISLAND (1936) Other Novels CAPTAIN TATHAM OF TATHAM ISLAND (1909) THE DUKE IN THE SUBURBS (1909) PRIVATE SELBY (1912) “1925”: THE STORY OF A FATAL PEACE (1915) THOSE FOLK OF BULBORO (1918) THE BOOK OF ALL POWER (1921) FLYING FIFTY-FIVE (1922) THE BOOKS OF BART (1923) BARBARA ON HER OWN (1926) Short Story Collections Too many to list - please visit www.delphiclassics.com to see the full list The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER Poetry Collections THE MISSION THAT FAILED (1898) WAR AND OTHER POEMS (1900) WRIT IN BARRACKS (1900) The Poems LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Non-Fiction REPORTS FROM THE BOER WAR (1901) THE STANDARD HISTORY OF THE WAR (1914) KITCHENER’S ARMY AND THE TERRITORIAL FORCES (1915) THE GREAT BANK OF ENGLAND FRAUDS (1924) THE TRIAL OF THE SEDDONS (1924) THE SECRET OF THE MOAT FARM (1924) THE MURDER ON YARMOUTH SANDS (1924) HERBERT ARMSTRONG – POISONER (1924) THIS ENGLAND (1927) The Autobiography PEOPLE (1926) The Biography EDGAR WALLACE — EACH WAY (1932) by Robert G. Curtis Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

Practicing Midrash PDF Book By F. Timothy Moore

Practicing Midrash

  • Author: F. Timothy Moore
  • ISBN Code: : 1532645481
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Page : 238 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 136 Readers
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Have you ever been puzzled by contradictions in the Bible? Or wondered why there are four Gospels, three sets of Ten Commandments, or two creation stories at the beginning of Genesis? Beginning with the first pages of Genesis, the Bible tells most of its stories through multiple versions, which contain both similarities and disagreements. The inherent arguments in Scripture did not seem to bother the Jewish faith. A practice called midrash developed in Judaism sometime before the days of Jesus. Rabbis and scholars sparred over opposing passages, developed theological arguments, and filled gaps in biblical stories with their own understandings. This book will use the threefold prayer of St. John of the Cross to allow the divergent voices in Scripture to speak and practice midrash with each other, enabling the reader to join the conversation. The contradictions and arguments have a divine purpose. Not only did they prompt the Bible's evolution over hundreds of years, but have enabled it to remain a living word for thousands of years. This pluralism in the Bible is good news for the faithful living in a multi-cultural, pluralistic age.

Seeing Double PDF Book By Françoise Meltzer

Seeing Double

  • Author: Françoise Meltzer
  • ISBN Code: : 0226519872
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Page : 280 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 233 Readers
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The poet Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867) has been labeled the very icon of modernity, the scribe of the modern city, and an observer of an emerging capitalist culture. Seeing Double reconsiders this iconic literary figure and his fraught relationship with the nineteenth-century world by examining the way in which he viewed the increasing dominance of modern life. In doing so, it revises some of our most common assumptions about the unresolved tensions that emerged in Baudelaire’s writing during a time of political and social upheaval. Françoise Meltzer argues that Baudelaire did not simply describe the contradictions of modernity; instead, his work embodied and recorded them, leaving them unresolved and often less than comprehensible. Baudelaire’s penchant for looking simultaneously backward to an idealized past and forward to an anxious future, while suspending the tension between them, is part of what Meltzer calls his “double vision”—a way of seeing that produces encounters that are doomed to fail, poems that can’t advance, and communications that always seem to falter. In looking again at the poet and his work, Seeing Double helps to us to understand the prodigious transformations at stake in the writing of modern life.

Trans-Appalachian Frontier, Third Edition PDF Book By Malcolm J. Rohrbough

Trans-Appalachian Frontier, Third Edition

  • Author: Malcolm J. Rohrbough
  • ISBN Code: : 0253000106
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Page : 696 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 467 Readers
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The first American frontier lay just beyond the Appalachian Mountains and along the Gulf Coast. Here, successive groups of pioneers built new societies and developed new institutions to cope with life in the wilderness. In this thorough revision of his classic account, Malcolm J. Rohrbough tells the dramatic story of these men and women from the first Kentucky settlements to the closing of the frontier. Rohrbough divides his narrative into major time periods designed to establish categories of description and analysis, presenting case studies that focus on the county, the town, the community, and the family, as well as politics and urbanization. He also addresses Spanish, French, and Native American traditions and the anomalous presence of African slaves in the making of this story.

The Complete Works of Edgar Wallace PDF Book By Edgar Wallace

The Complete Works of Edgar Wallace

  • Author: Edgar Wallace
  • ISBN Code: : 8026840720
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Page : 5100 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 771 Readers
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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Works of Edgar Wallace" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Contents: Edgar Wallace — Each Way (Biography) Screenplay: King Kong African Novels: Sanders of the River The People of the River The River of Stars Bosambo of the River Bones The Keepers of the King's Peace Lieutenant Bones Bones in London Sandi the Kingmaker Bones of the River Sanders Again Sanders P.-C. Lee Series Four Just Men Series: The Four Just Men The Council of Justice The Just Men of Cordova The Law of the Four Just Men The Three Just Men Again the Three Just Men The Earl of Nowhere Series Mr. J. G. Reeder Series: Room 13 The Mind of Mr. J. G. Reeder Terror Keep Red Aces The Guv'nor and Other Short Stories Detective Sgt. Elk Series: The Nine Bears Silinski - Master Criminal The Fellowship of the Frog The Joker The Twister The India-Rubber Men White Face Educated Evans Series: Educated Evans More Educated Evans Good Evans Smithy Series: Smithy Army Reform Opinions of Private Smith Smithy Aboard Smithy and the Hun Nobby or Smithy's Friend Nobby Smithy, Nobby & Co. True Crime Stories The Secret of the Moat Farm The Murder on Yarmouth Sands The Great Bank of England Frauds The Trial of the Seddons Herbert Armstrong - Poisoner The Suburban Lothario Crime Novels: Angel Esquire The Fourth Plague or Red Hand Grey Timothy or Pallard the Punter The Man who Bought London The Melody of Death A Debt Discharged The Tomb of T'Sin The Secret House The Clue of the Twisted Candle Down under Donovan The Man who Knew The Green Rust Kate Plus Ten The Daffodil Murder Jack O'Judgment The Angel of Terror The Crimson Circle Take-A-Chance Anderson The Valley of Ghosts Captains of Souls The Clue of the New Pin The Green Archer The Missing Million The Croakers Double Dan The Face in the Night The Sinister Man The Three Oak Mystery The Blue Hand or Beyond Recall The Daughters of the Night The Ringer ...

EDGAR WALLACE Ultimate Collection: Crime Novels, Detective Stories, Historical Works, True Crime Accounts, Poetry & Memoirs (Complete Edition) PDF Book By Edgar Wallace

EDGAR WALLACE Ultimate Collection: Crime Novels, Detective Stories, Historical Works, True Crime Accounts, Poetry & Memoirs (Complete Edition)

  • Author: Edgar Wallace
  • ISBN Code: : 8075830059
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Page : 22681 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 141 Readers
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Musaicum Press presents to you an ultimate Edgar Wallace collection, formatted to the highest digital standard and adjusted for readability on all devices. This meticulously edited collection contains over 90 crime novels, including famous action adventure series, short stories, true crime tales and much more from incomparable Edgar Wallace: Edgar Wallace — Each Way (Biography) Screenplay: King Kong True Crime Stories: The Secret of the Moat Farm The Murder on Yarmouth Sands The Great Bank of England Frauds The Trial of the Seddons Herbert Armstrong - Poisoner The Suburban Lothario Crime Novels: Angel Esquire The Fourth Plague or Red Hand Grey Timothy or Pallard the Punter The Man who Bought London The Melody of Death A Debt Discharged The Tomb of T'Sin The Secret House The Clue of the Twisted Candle Down under Donovan The Man who Knew The Green Rust Kate Plus Ten The Daffodil Murder Jack O'Judgment The Angel of Terror The Crimson Circle Take-A-Chance Anderson The Valley of Ghosts Captains of Souls The Clue of the New Pin… The Green Archer The Missing Million The Croakers Double Dan The Face in the Night The Sinister Man The Three Oak Mystery The Blue Hand or Beyond Recall The Daughters of the Night The Ringer Detective Sgt. Elk Series: The Nine Bears Silinski - Master Criminal The Fellowship of the Frog The Joker The Twister The India-Rubber Men White Face P.-C. Lee Series Four Just Men Series: The Four Just Men The Council of Justice The Just Men of Cordova The Law of the Four Just Men The Three Just Men Again the Three Just Men The Earl of Nowhere Series African Novels: Sanders of the River The People of the River The River of Stars Bosambo of the River Bones The Keepers of the King's Peace Lieutenant Bones Bones in London Sandi the Kingmaker Bones of the River Sanders Again Sanders Mr. J. G. Reeder Series: Room 13 The Mind of Mr. J. G.