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A Darkling Plain (Mortal Engines, Book 4) PDF Book By Philip Reeve

A Darkling Plain (Mortal Engines, Book 4)

  • Author: Philip Reeve
  • ISBN Code: : 0545394465
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Page : 544 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 611 Readers
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Mortal Engines is now a major motion picture produced by Peter Jackson!

On a Darkling Plain PDF Book By James Haydock

On a Darkling Plain

  • Author: James Haydock
  • ISBN Code: : 9781467861601
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Page : 384 pages
  • Genre : Poetry
  • Reviews : 383 Readers
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Speaking the deepest and truest thoughts of humankind in the language available only to the gifted, the Victorian poets elected to do more than merely sing as versifiers. By coming to grips with thorny contemporary issues and suggesting workable solutions, they struggled to lead their people out of the wilderness. Tennyson, who came to be known as the voice of Victorianism, is the poet most often credited with this ambition. But Matthew Arnold and the other major poets had a similar aim. Their poems, while not devoid of feeling, are charged with the main currents of social, scientific, religious, and philosophical thought. Interwoven and resonating in sensuous song is their own thought. The best of the poetry fits the word and thought to the troubling developments of the time and rises to a prophecy to predict the problems of our time.

The Illustrated World of Mortal Engines PDF Book By Philip Reeve

The Illustrated World of Mortal Engines

  • Author: Philip Reeve
  • ISBN Code: : 1407195077
  • Publisher : Scholastic UK
  • Page : 224 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 967 Readers
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It was a dark, blustery afternoon in spring, and the city of London was chasing a small mining town across the dried-out bed of the old North Sea. So begins Philip Reeve's Mortal Engines, the first book in his epic post-apocalyptic series of giant motorized cities on wheels. But how did the world end up like this? What led to the downfall of our civilization, and to the rise of the Traction Cities that roam the Great Hunting Ground to attack and devour each other? Now, for the first time, discover the untold future history of Traction. This lavishly illustrated book contains incredible tales of fearsome Zagwan warriors riding war-zebras into battle, daring air-traders flying the Bird-Roads in search of adventure, and the mysterious plague-ridden wasteland of the Dead Continent that was formerly known as 'North America'. This definitive companion guide includes detailed maps, fascinating character profiles, and stunning colour illustrations from incredible artists, including Ian McQue, David Wyatt, Aedel Fakhrie, Maxime Plasse, Rob Turpin, Philip Varbano and Amir Zand. MORTAL ENGINES is soon to be a major motion picture.

Night Flights PDF Book By Philip Reeve

Night Flights

  • Author: Philip Reeve
  • ISBN Code: : 1407186752
  • Publisher : Scholastic
  • Page : 176 pages
  • Genre :
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Return to the world of Mortal Engines in this new book of three short stories about the rebellious young aviatrix, Anna Fang, illustrated by Ian McQue. A key character in the Mortal Engines book and film, this is your chance to learn more of her past. Night Flights includes Traction City, the 2011 World Book Day Book by Philip Reeve.

Infernal Devices PDF Book By K. W. Jeter

Infernal Devices

  • Author: K. W. Jeter
  • ISBN Code: : 085766686X
  • Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
  • Page : 384 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 503 Readers
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The classic Steampunk novel from the creator of the term itself – thirty years ago this month. When George Dower’s father died, he left George his watchmaker’s shop – and more. But George has little talent for watches and other infernal devices. When someone tries to steal an old device from the premises, George finds himself embroiled in a mystery of time travel, music and sexual intrigue. File Under: Steampunk

Here Lies Arthur PDF Book By Philip Reeve

Here Lies Arthur

  • Author: Philip Reeve
  • ISBN Code: : 0545829801
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 236 Readers
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Welcome to the dark side of Camelot. Gwynna is just a girl who is forced to run when her village is attacked and burns to the ground. To her horror, she is discovered in the wood. But it is Myrddin the bard who has found her, a traveler and spinner of tales. He agrees to protect Gwynna if she will agree to be bound in service to him. Gwynna is frightened but intrigued-and says yes-for this Myrddin serves the young, rough, and powerful Arthur. In the course of their travels, Myrddin transforms Gwynna into the mysterious Lady of the Lake, a boy warrior, and a spy. It is part of a plot to transform Arthur from the leader of (con't)

Infernal Devices (Mortal Engines, Book 3) PDF Book By Philip Reeve

Infernal Devices (Mortal Engines, Book 3)

  • Author: Philip Reeve
  • ISBN Code: : 0545394457
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 275 Readers
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Mortal Engines is now a major motion picture produced by Peter Jackson!

Fever Crumb PDF Book By Philip Reeve

Fever Crumb

  • Author: Philip Reeve
  • ISBN Code: : 0545829844
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 689 Readers
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A stunning, new novel by master storyteller Philip Reeve. Fever Crumb is a girl who has been adopted and raised by Dr. Crumb, a member of the order of Engineers, where she serves as apprentice. In a time and place where women are not seen as reasonable creatures, Fever is an anomaly, the only female to serve in the order. Soon though, she must say goodbye to Dr. Crumb-nearly the only person she's ever known-to assist archeologist Kit Solent on a top-secret project. As her work begins, Fever is plagued by memories that are not her own and Kit seems to have a particular interest in finding out what they are. Fever has also been (cont'd)

A Darkling Sea PDF Book By James L. Cambias

A Darkling Sea

  • Author: James L. Cambias
  • ISBN Code: : 1466827564
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 209 Readers
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On the planet Ilmatar, under a roof of ice a kilometer thick, a team of deep-sea diving scientists investigates the blind alien race that lives below. The Terran explorers have made an uneasy truce with the Sholen, their first extraterrestrial contact: so long as they don't disturb the Ilmataran habitat, they're free to conduct their missions in peace. But when Henri Kerlerec, media personality and reckless adventurer, ends up sliced open by curious Ilmatarans, tensions between Terran and Sholen erupt, leading to a diplomatic disaster that threatens to escalate to war. Against the backdrop of deep-sea guerrilla conflict, a new age of human exploration begins as alien cultures collide. Both sides seek the aid of the newly enlightened Ilmatarans. But what this struggle means for the natives—and the future of human exploration—is anything but certain, in A Darkling Sea by James Cambias. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

On a Darkling Plain PDF Book By Harvey Curtis Webster

On a Darkling Plain

  • Author: Harvey Curtis Webster
  • ISBN Code: : 0429656289
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 240 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 901 Readers
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Originally published in 1947 and presenting the famed poet-novelist against the background of contemporary thought and society, Harvey Curtis Webster shows that Hardy's later works give consistent evidence of hope; that pervasive pessimism was by no means the keynote of Hardy's thought. On a Darkling Plain traces the evolution of Hardy's thought, from faith, through disillusionment, to a cautious belief in the ultimate progress of man.

A Web of Air PDF Book By Philip Reeve

A Web of Air

  • Author: Philip Reeve
  • ISBN Code: : 1407129163
  • Publisher : Scholastic UK
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 493 Readers
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The birds are teaching Arlo to fly…In a faraway corner of a ruined world, a mysterious boy is building a flying machine, aided in his research by birds who can talk. Then, into the extraordinary crater city of Mayda, where buildings ascend the cliffs on funicular rails, comes a refugee: a beautiful, brilliant, half-human engineer called Fever Crumb. Fever is just the engineer that Arlo needs to get his invention off the ground. But ruthless enemies stalk them, who will kill to possess their secrets – either to steal their revolutionary machine, or to destroy the secrets of flight forever. In this breathtaking story from the awesome world of Mortal Engines, Philip Reeve creates an extraordinary new landscape of moving buildings, outlandish creatures, sinister villains and groundbreaking scientific discoveries.

No Such Thing as Dragons PDF Book By Philip Reeve

No Such Thing as Dragons

  • Author: Philip Reeve
  • ISBN Code: : 0545829860
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Page : 192 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 473 Readers
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New in paperback--an unforgettable dragon story from Philip Reeve! Ansel's new master slays dragons for a living. He says he's hunted the monstrous worms all over Christendom-and he has the scars to prove it! But is Brock just a clever trickster in shining armor? Ansel is sure there are no such things as dragons. So what is the man-eating creature that lives in the crags of Dragon Mountain? As he and Brock climb the perilous ice-face to its lair, Ansel is about to discover the horrifying truth. A heart-pounding new fantasy with a brilliant twist from Philip Reeve, one of the world's greatest writers. "His imagination is electrifying."--Frank Cottrell Boyce, author of Millions and Cosmic

Night Flights: A Mortal Engines Collection PDF Book By Philip Reeve

Night Flights: A Mortal Engines Collection

  • Author: Philip Reeve
  • ISBN Code: : 1338307460
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Page : 208 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 785 Readers
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Go deeper into the world of Mortal Engines with these brand-new short stories set in the Mortal Engine world, just in time for the release of the epic film, produced by Peter Jackson!

Saturday PDF Book By Ian McEwan

Saturday

  • Author: Ian McEwan
  • ISBN Code: : 0307371220
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 696 Readers
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From the pen of a master — the #1 bestselling, Booker Prize–winning author of Atonement — comes an astonishing novel that captures the fine balance of happiness and the unforeseen threats that can destroy it. A brilliant, thrilling page-turner that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Saturday is a masterful novel set within a single day in February 2003. Henry Perowne is a contented man — a successful neurosurgeon, happily married to a newspaper lawyer, and enjoying good relations with his children. Henry wakes to the comfort of his large home in central London on this, his day off. He is as at ease here as he is in the operating room. Outside the hospital, the world is not so easy or predictable. There is an impending war against Iraq, and a general darkening and gathering pessimism since the New York and Washington attacks two years before. On this particular Saturday morning, Perowne’s day moves through the ordinary to the extraordinary. After an unusual sighting in the early morning sky, he makes his way to his regular squash game with his anaesthetist, trying to avoid the hundreds of thousands of marchers filling the streets of London, protesting against the war. A minor accident in his car brings him into a confrontation with a small-time thug. To Perowne’s professional eye, something appears to be profoundly wrong with this young man, who in turn believes the surgeon has humiliated him — with savage consequences that will lead Henry Perowne to deploy all his skills to keep his family alive.

House of Assassins PDF Book By Larry Correia

House of Assassins

  • Author: Larry Correia
  • ISBN Code: : 162579701X
  • Publisher : Baen Books
  • Page : 416 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 474 Readers
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LARRY CORREIA'S BEST-SELLING EPIC FANTASY SERIES, SAGA OF THE FORGOTTEN WARRIOR, CONTINUES. Ashok Vadal was once a member of the highest caste in all of Lok. As a Protector, he devoted his life to upholding the Law, rooting out those who still practiced the old ways and delivering swift justice with his ancestor blade Angruvadal. None was more merciless than he in stamping out the lingering belief in gods and demons among the casteless. His brutality was legendary and celebrated. But soon Ashok learned that his life to that point had been a lie. He himself, senior member of the Protector Order, was casteless. He had been nothing more than an unwitting pawn in a political game. His world turned upside down and finding himself on the wrong side of the Law, he began a campaign of rebellion, war, and destruction unlike any Lok had ever seen. Thera had been first daughter of Vane. A member of the Warrior Order, she had spent her life training for combat. Until a strange sight in the heavens appeared one day. Thera was struck by lighting and from that day forward she heard the Voice. A reluctant prophet with the power to see into the future, she fought alongside Ashok Vadal and his company of men known as the Sons of the Black Sword until a shapeshifting wizard with designs on her powers of precognition spirited her away. He holds her prisoner in the House of Assassins. Ashok Vadal and the Sons of the Black Sword march to rescue Thera. With his sword Angruvadal, Ashok was unstoppable. But Angruvadal is gone, shattered to pieces on the demon possessed husk of a warrior. Now, Ashok must fight without the aid of the magic blade for the first time. Thera’s life depends on it. But there is much more at risk in the continent of Lok. Strange forces are working behind the scenes. Ashok Vadal and the Sons of the Black Sword are caught up in a game they do not fully understand, with powerful forces allied against them. Ashok no longer knows what to believe. He is beginning to think perhaps the gods really do exist. If so, he’s warned them to stay out of his way. They would do well to listen. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). About House of Assassins: “Correia piles on the intrigue, action, and cliffhangers in the invigorating second Saga of the Forgotten Warrior epic fantasy. . . . Correia also weaves in elements that question the value of belief and the cost of giving authority to those who find more profit in preying on the weak. . . . Brisk fight scenes, lively characters, and plenty of black humor continue to make this series a real pleasure.”—Publishers Weekly

Larklight PDF Book By Philip Reeve

Larklight

  • Author: Philip Reeve
  • ISBN Code: : 1619631180
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Page : 432 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 984 Readers
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Arthur (Art) Mumby and his irritating sister Myrtle live with their father in the huge and rambling house, Larklight, travelling through space on a remote orbit far beyond the Moon. One ordinary sort of morning they receive a correspondence informing them that a gentleman is on his way to visit, a Mr Webster. Visitors to Larklight are rare if not unique, and a frenzy of preparation ensues. But it is entirely the wrong sort of preparation, as they discover when their guest arrives, and a Dreadful and Terrifying (and Marvellous) adventure begins. It takes them to the furthest reaches of Known Space, where they must battle the evil First Ones in a desperate attempt to save each other - and the Universe. Recounted through the eyes of Art himself, Larklight is sumptuously designed and illustrated throughout.

Starcross PDF Book By Philip Reeve

Starcross

  • Author: Philip Reeve
  • ISBN Code: : 1599908751
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 145 Readers
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There is an old saying: if something is too good to be true, it probably is. Take the holiday that Art Mumby, his irritating younger sister Myrtle, and their mother take to Starcross, the finest sea-bathing resort in the entire Asteroid Belt. The fact that there are no seas anywhere should give you a clue. Sure enough, Art and family quickly find themselves grappling with French spies, Yankee rebels, and man-eating starfish. With stops to the future and prehistoric Mars, it's all Art can do to keep his head about him - which is essential, since everyone else is losing theirs!

The Teacher's Tales of Terror PDF Book By Chris Priestley

The Teacher's Tales of Terror

  • Author: Chris Priestley
  • ISBN Code: : 1408823020
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Page : 64 pages
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reviews : 648 Readers
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Chris Priestley has readers on the edge of their seats in this trio of terrifying stories as a teacher and his pupils share three spine-chilling tales. But, of course, with a very surprising ending that resounds like a slamming door on a quiet night!

TrooFriend PDF Book By Kirsty Applebaum

TrooFriend

  • Author: Kirsty Applebaum
  • ISBN Code: : 1788003489
  • Publisher : Nosy Crow
  • Page : 224 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 821 Readers
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Imagine having the perfect friend, one who never steals, lies or bullies. Now you can, with the TrooFriend 560, the latest in artificial intelligence! What can go wrong with a robot buddy? Especially one that's developing human characteristics and feelings, and who has just run away with her human?

Mothstorm PDF Book By Philip Reeve

Mothstorm

  • Author: Philip Reeve
  • ISBN Code: : 1599908689
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 990 Readers
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When the festive season arrives at Larklight, so does some unsettling news. A sinister-looking cloud is fast approaching the outskirts of the Known Universe. The closest planet, Georgium Sidus, has but two human inhabitants: the missionary Rev Cruet and his daughter Charity: most recent communication: 'Great danger - imperative that-'. And so, aboard a Naval Gunship, Art, Myrtle and family, bravely go where only one man and his daughter have gone before, to determine the nature of the menacing cloud and rescue the Cruets.

Railhead PDF Book By Philip Reeve

Railhead

  • Author: Philip Reeve
  • ISBN Code: : 1630790648
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 174 Readers
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The Great Network is an ancient web of routes and gates, where sentient trains can take you anywhere in the galaxy in the blink of an eye. Zen Starling is a nobody. A petty thief from the filthy streets of Thunder City who aimlessly rides the rails of the Network. So when the mysterious stranger Raven offers Zen a chance to escape the squalor of the city and live the rest of his days in luxury, Zen can't believe his luck. All he has to do is steal one small box from the Emperor's train with the help of Nova, an android girl. But the Great Network is a hazardous mess of twists and turns, and that little box just might bring everything in this galaxy Ü and the next Ü to the end of the line. The highly anticipated novel from Carnegie-medal-winning author Philip Reeve, Railhead is a fast, immersive, and heart-pounding ride perfect for any sci-fi fan. Step aboard Ü the universe is waiting.

Goblins Vs Dwarves PDF Book By Philip Reeve

Goblins Vs Dwarves

  • Author: Philip Reeve
  • ISBN Code: : 1407135325
  • Publisher : Scholastic UK
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 914 Readers
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The reawakening of ancient sorcery is bringing new creatures to the world of Clovenstone. A network of tunnels is sneaking into the heart of goblin territory. Skarper and his friends try to halt this underground invasion, but the dwarves - ruthless, cunning and covered in mole-droppings - are a dangerous enemy. The hapless heroes of GOBLINS must defend their magical castle in a fabulously action-packed sequel from one of the master storytellers of children's fantasy fiction.

The Politics of Bones PDF Book By J.Timothy Hunt

The Politics of Bones

  • Author: J.Timothy Hunt
  • ISBN Code: : 1551992639
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 614 Readers
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On November 10, 1995, Nigeria’s military dictatorship executed nine environmental activists. Among them was Ken Saro-Wiwa, the charismatic spokesman of the Ogoni people, whose land in the fertile Niger River delta has been grotesquely polluted by the Royal Dutch Shell Corporation. During Ken’s incarceration, his brother, Dr. Owens Wiwa, fought valiantly to save his life. When his quest failed, Owens narrowly escaped Nigeria with his life, first to London, and then to Toronto. His story is a heart-stopping saga of personal courage and official corruption, of individual selflessness and corporate greed.

Grasslands Grown PDF Book By Molly P. Rozum

Grasslands Grown

  • Author: Molly P. Rozum
  • ISBN Code: : 0887559638
  • Publisher : Univ. of Manitoba Press
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 281 Readers
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In Grasslands Grown Molly P. Rozum explores the two related concepts of regional identity and sense of place by examining a single North American ecological region: the U.S. Great Plains and the Canadian Prairie Provinces. All or parts of modern-day Alberta, Montana, Saskatchewan, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Manitoba form the center of this transnational region. As children, the first postconquest generation of northern grasslands residents worked, played, and traveled with domestic and wild animals, which introduced them to ecology and shaped sense-of-place rhythms. As adults, members of this generation of settler society worked to adapt to the northern grasslands by practicing both agricultural diversification and environmental conservation. Rozum argues that environmental awareness, including its ecological and cultural aspects, is key to forming a sense of place and a regional identity. The two concepts overlap and reinforce each other: place is more local, ecological, and emotional-sensual, and region is more ideational, national, and geographic in tone. This captivating study examines the growth of place and regional identities as they took shape within generations and over the life cycle.

From Solidarity to Schisms PDF Book By Cara Cilano

From Solidarity to Schisms

  • Author: Cara Cilano
  • ISBN Code: : 9042027029
  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Page : 327 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 912 Readers
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From Solidarity to Schisms is the first collection to expand discussions of the effects the events of 11 September 2001 and their aftermath have had on fiction and film beyond an exclusively US-based focus. The essays brought together here go beyond critiquing the US to examine the cultural shifts taking place in fiction and cinema from places such as Britain, France, Germany, Australia, Pakistan, Canada, Israel, and Iran. From these many sites of production, the works discussed in this collection illustrate more precisely how 9/11 was “global” without succumbing to neat categorizations, such as “us vs. them,” “East vs. West,” “Christianity vs. Islam,” and so on.From Solidarity to Schisms is an important supplement to the US-centered cultural and critical production addressing 9/11, providing researchers and teachers alike with resources and contexts that will allow them to broaden their own examinations of novels and films by Americans and about the US. It also provides a valuable resource for students and scholars of contemporary global history and international politics who are interested in approaching 9/11, terrorism and counter-terrorism, and related topics from a cultural standpoint.

English Poetry 2nd Semester Syllabus According to National Education Policy (NEP) PDF Book By R. Bansal

English Poetry 2nd Semester Syllabus According to National Education Policy (NEP)

  • Author: R. Bansal
  • ISBN Code: : 9392208626
  • Publisher : SBPD Publishing House
  • Page : 248 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reviews : 308 Readers
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ENGLISH POETRY A BOOK CONTENTS: 1. FORMS OF POETRY 2. STANZA FORMS 3. POETIC DEVICE 4. LET ME NOT TO THE MARRIAGE OF TRUE MINDS (SONNET NO. 116) (By William Shakespeare) 5. ON HIS BLINDNESS (By John Milton) 6. PRESENCE IN ABSENCE (By John Donne) 7. ESSAY ON MAN (By Alexander Pope) 8. ELEGY WRITTEN IN A COUNTRY CHURCHYARD (By Thomas Gray) 9. THE WORLD IS TOO MUCH WITH US (By William Wordsworth) 10. ODE ON A GRECIAN URN (By John Keats) 11. ODE TO THE NIGHTINGALE (By John Keats) 12. BREAK BREAK BREAK (By Alfred Lord Tennyson) (ii) 13. HOW DO I LOVE THEE (By Elizabeth Barrett Browning) 14. DOVER BEACH (By Matthew Arnold) 15. MY LAST DUCHESS (By Robert Browning) 16. THE LOVE SONG OF J. ALFRED PRUFROCK (By T. S. Eliot) 17. THE LAKE ISLE OF INDISCREET (By W. B. Yeats) 18. CHURCH GOING (By Philip Larkin) 19. RHETORIC & PROSODY

Where Nature Ends PDF Book By Susan E. Lorsch

Where Nature Ends

  • Author: Susan E. Lorsch
  • ISBN Code: : 9780838631621
  • Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • Page : 175 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 350 Readers
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This critical study argues that certain writers generally separated into Victorian and early modern categories actually share a drive to capture landscape in language, and that this drive reflects a common view of reality and the self.

Canary Fever PDF Book By John Clute

Canary Fever

  • Author: John Clute
  • ISBN Code: : 1473219787
  • Publisher : Gateway
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 343 Readers
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Canary Fever is a collection of reviews about the most significant literatures of the twenty-first century: science fiction, fantasy and horror: the literatures Clute argues should be recognized as the central modes of fantastika in our times. The title refers to the canary in the coal mine, who whiffs gas and dies to save miners; reviewers of fantastika can find themselves in a similar position, though words can only hurt us.

Ken Saro-Wiwa PDF Book By Roy Doron,Toyin Falola

Ken Saro-Wiwa

  • Author: Roy Doron,Toyin Falola
  • ISBN Code: : 0821445502
  • Publisher : Ohio University Press
  • Page : 176 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 248 Readers
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Hanged by the Nigerian government on November 10, 1995, Ken Saro-Wiwa became a martyr for the Ogoni people and human rights activists, and a symbol of modern Africans’ struggle against military dictatorship, corporate power, and environmental exploitation. Though he is rightly known for his human rights and environmental activism, he wore many hats: writer, television producer, businessman, and civil servant, among others. While the book sheds light on his many legacies, it is above all about Saro-Wiwa the man, not just Saro-Wiwa the symbol. Roy Doron and Toyin Falola portray a man who not only was formed by the complex forces of ethnicity, race, class, and politics in Nigeria, but who drove change in those same processes. Like others in the Ohio Short Histories of Africa series, Ken Saro-Wiwa is written to be accessible to the casual reader and student, yet indispensable to scholars.

The Best American Poetry 2007 PDF Book By David Lehman,Heather McHugh

The Best American Poetry 2007

  • Author: David Lehman,Heather McHugh
  • ISBN Code: : 9781416568353
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 192 pages
  • Genre : Poetry
  • Reviews : 989 Readers
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The twentieth edition of The Best American poetry series celebrates the rich and fertile landscape of American poetry. Renowned poet Heather McHugh loves words and the unexpected places they take you; her own poetry elevates wordplay to a species of metaphysical wit. For this year's anthology McHugh has culled a spectacular group of poems reflecting her passion for language, her acumen, and her vivacious humor. From the thousands of poems published or posted in one year, McHugh has chosen seventy-five that fully engage the reader while illustrating the formal and tonal diversity of American poetry. With new work by established poets such as Louise Glück, Robert Hass, and Richard Wilbur, The Best American Poetry 2007 also features such younger talents as Ben Lerner, Meghan O'Rourke, Brian Turner, and Matthea Harvey. Graced with McHugh's fascinating introduction, the anthology includes the ever-popular notes and comments section in which the contributors write about their work. Series editor David Lehman's engaging foreword limns the necessity of poetry. The Best American Poetry 2007 is an exciting addition to a series committed to covering the American poetry scene and delivering great poems to a broad audience.

Norman N. Holland PDF Book By Jeffrey Berman

Norman N. Holland

  • Author: Jeffrey Berman
  • ISBN Code: : 150137298X
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Page : 296 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 633 Readers
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Norman Holland was unquestionably the leading 20th-century American psychoanalytic literary critic. Long known as the Dean of American psychoanalytic literary critics, Holland produced an enormous body of scholarship that appeals to both neophytes in the field and advanced researchers, many of whom have been influenced by his writings. Holland was one of the first proponents of reader-response criticism, the theorist of readers' identity themes, and the author of fifteen books that have become classics in the field. Jeffrey Berman analyzes all of Holland's books, and many of his 250 scholarly articles, highlighting continuities and discontinuities in the critic's thinking over time. A controversial if not polarizing figure, Holland is discussed in relation to his closest colleagues, including Murray Schwartz, Bernard Paris, and Leslie Fiedler, as well as his fiercest critics, among them Frederick Crews, David Bleich, and Jonathan Culler, creating a dynamic and personal portrait. Insofar as this text illuminates the evolving mind of a premier literary critic, it produces a parallel profile of the American reader, the primary object of Holland's extensive work.

No Condition Is Permanent PDF Book By Holger G. Ehling,Claus-Peter Holste-von Mutius

No Condition Is Permanent

  • Author: Holger G. Ehling,Claus-Peter Holste-von Mutius
  • ISBN Code: : 9789042014862
  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Page : 374 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 732 Readers
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Includes articles, interviews, creative writing, and book reviews.

Heroes of Earth PDF Book By Martin Berman-Gorvine

Heroes of Earth

  • Author: Martin Berman-Gorvine
  • ISBN Code: : 1479405965
  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Page : 349 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 573 Readers
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Moving to Chincoteague has been hard for Alison Grossbard and her younger brother Arnold. When Dad lost his job as a reporter in Baltimore after speaking out against the High Ones – big, blue starfish from space that now rule the Earth -- he was lucky to get a job at the local fusion plant. Sure, the High Ones brought wonderful technology -- tri-vees and interplanetary travel and nuclear fusion -- but the High Ones and their human flunkeys punish anyone who questions their rule, including teenagers like Alison and Arnold. With the help of Gloria, an alien who can bridge dimensions, and Jo, a girl from an alternate universe with real, live dragons, Arnold and Alison decide to fight. But the High Ones aren’t the only enemies. Can Arnold and Alison become Heroes of Earth without sacrificing themselves?

No One Sees God PDF Book By Michael Novak

No One Sees God

  • Author: Michael Novak
  • ISBN Code: : 0385528620
  • Publisher : Image
  • Page : 224 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 937 Readers
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Surveying the contemporary religious landscape, the division between atheist and believer seems stark. However, having long struggled to understand the purpose of life and the meaning of suffering, Michael Novak finds the reality of spiritual life far different from the rhetorical war presented by bestselling atheists and the defenders of the faith who oppose them. In No One Sees God, Novak brilliantly recasts the tired debate pitting faith against reason. Both the atheist and the believer experience the same “dark night” in which God’s presence seems absent, he argues, and the conflict between faith and doubt stems not from objective differences, but from divergent attitudes toward the unknown. Drawing from his lifelong passion for philosophy and his personal struggles with belief, he shows that, far from being irrational, the spiritual perspective actually provides the most satisfying answers to the eternal questions of meaning. Faith is a challenge at times, but it nonetheless offers the only fully coherent response to the human experience. Ultimately, No One Sees God offers believers and unbelievers the opportunity to find common ground by acknowledging the complicated reality of the human struggle with doubt. Novak provides a stirring defense of the Christian worldview, while sidestepping the shrill tone that so often characterizes the discussion of faith, and given the challenges faced in the present age, all who value liberty will find hope in his new way of conversing.

Posthumanist Readings in Dystopian Young Adult Fiction PDF Book By Jennifer Harrison

Posthumanist Readings in Dystopian Young Adult Fiction

  • Author: Jennifer Harrison
  • ISBN Code: : 1498573363
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Page : 146 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 891 Readers
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This book explores the deployment of posthumanist ideology in young adult dystopian fiction. It applies this theory to the presentation of social issues in select novels.

Romanticism, Memory, and Mourning PDF Book By Mark Sandy

Romanticism, Memory, and Mourning

  • Author: Mark Sandy
  • ISBN Code: : 1317061322
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 200 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 559 Readers
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The subject of Romanticism, Memory, and Mourning could not be timelier with Zizek’s recent proclamation that we are ’living in the end times’ and in an era which is preoccupied with the process and consequences of ageing. We mourn both for our pasts and futures as we now recognise that history is a continuation and record of loss. Mark Sandy explores the treatment of grief, loss, and death across a variety of Romantic poetic forms, including the ballad, sonnet, epic, elegy, fragment, romance, and ode in the works of poets as diverse as Smith, Hemans, Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Keats, and Clare. Romantic meditations on grief, however varied in form and content, are self-consciously aware of the complexity and strength of feelings surrounding the consolation or disconsolation that their structures of poetic memory afford those who survive the imaginary and actual dead. Romantic mourning, Sandy shows, finds expression in disparate poetic forms, and how it manifests itself both as the spirit of its age, rooted in precise historical conditions, and as a proleptic power, of lasting transhistorical significance. Romantic meditations on grief and loss speak to our contemporary anxieties about the inevitable, but unthinkable, event of death itself.

Nightflyers & Other Stories PDF Book By George R. R. Martin

Nightflyers & Other Stories

  • Author: George R. R. Martin
  • ISBN Code: : 1250303842
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 804 Readers
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From #1 bestselling author of A Game of Thrones: Nightflyers, coming to television on SyFy, is an epic story of space exploration and cosmic horror, plus five George R. R. Martin classic science fiction tales. On a voyage toward the boundaries of the known universe, nine misfit academics seek out first contact with a shadowy alien race. But another enigma is the Nightflyer itself, a cybernetic wonder with an elusive captain no one has ever seen in the flesh. Soon, however, the crew discovers that their greatest mystery – and most dangerous threat – is an unexpected force wielding a thirst for blood and terror.... Also included are five additional classic George R. R. Martin tales of science fiction that explore the breadth of technology and the dark corners of the human mind. “Long live George Martin....A literary dervish, enthralled by complicated characters and vivid language, and bursting with the wild vision of the very best tale tellers.”—The New York Times At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Dreamsongs: Volume I PDF Book By George R. R. Martin

Dreamsongs: Volume I

  • Author: George R. R. Martin
  • ISBN Code: : 0553904329
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Page : 704 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 591 Readers
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Even before A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin had already established himself as a giant in the field of fantasy literature. The first of two stunning collections, Dreamsongs: Volume I is a rare treat for readers, offering fascinating insight into his journey from young writer to award-winning master. Gathered here in Dreamsongs: Volume I are the very best of George R. R. Martin’s early works, including his Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker award–winning stories, cool fan pieces, and the original novella The Ice Dragon, from which Martin’s New York Times bestselling children’s book of the same title originated. A dazzling array of subjects and styles that features extensive author commentary, Dreamsongs, Volume I is the perfect collection for both Martin devotees and a new generation of fans. “Fans, genre historians and aspiring writers alike will find this shelf-bending retrospective as impressive as it is intriguing.”—Publishers Weekly “Dreamsongs is the ideal way to discover . . . a master of science fiction, fantasy and horror. . . . Martin is a writer like no other.”—The Guardian (U.K.) PRAISE FOR GEORGE R. R. MARTIN “Of those who work in the grand epic-fantasy tradition, Martin is by far the best. In fact . . . this is as good a time as any to proclaim him the American Tolkien.”—Time “Long live George Martin . . . a literary dervish, enthralled by complicated characters and vivid language, and bursting with the wild vision of the very best tale tellers.”—The New York Times “I always expect the best from George R. R. Martin, and he always delivers.”—Robert Jordan

Out Of The Shelter PDF Book By David Lodge

Out Of The Shelter

  • Author: David Lodge
  • ISBN Code: : 1446496724
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 245 Readers
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The restrictions of a wartime childhood in in London and subsequent post-war shortages have done little to enrich Timothy's early youth. But everything changes when his glamorous older sister, Kath, invites him to spend the summer at Heidelberg. Kath, who left home long ago to work for the American army, introduces her sixteen-year-old brother to a lifestyle that is deliriously fast, furious and extravagant. Dazzled by the indulgent habits of the American forces, but at the same time sensitive to the broken spirits of the German community beneath this sparkling surface, Timothy will find that his summer holiday is in more ways than one an unforgettable rite of passage.

Thomas Hardy PDF Book By P. Mallett

Thomas Hardy

  • Author: P. Mallett
  • ISBN Code: : 140391933X
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 203 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 944 Readers
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In Thomas Hardy: Texts and Contexts distinguished critics from Canada, Japan, the USA and the UK, offer fresh and challenging readings of Hardy's works. They also raise far wider and far-reaching questions about Hardy's attitude to his art, his relation to such contemporary forms as melodrama, and his response to the ongoing scientific debates, from Darwin to Einstein, about sexuality, personal identity, the meaning of suicide and the nature of time.