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Prophecy: An Elizabethan Thriller

By S.J. Parris

It's the 12 months of the nice Conjunction, the 12 months the robust planets of Saturn and Jupiter align to usher in the tip of 1 age and the sunrise of one other, and the streets of London are abuzz with predictions of Queen Elizabeth’s demise. while one of many queen’s women is located useless amidst rumors of black magic, Elizabeth calls upon Giordano Bruno to unravel the crimes, in addition to the aid of her own astrologer, John Dee. yet whereas Dee turns to a mysterious medium claiming wisdom of the murders, Bruno fears that anything way more sinister is at work.

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Super-Cannes: A Novel

By J. G. Ballard

Eden-Olympia is greater than only a multinational company park, it's a digital city-state in itself, outfitted for the main elite high-tech industries. remoted and safe, the citizens lack not anything, but in the future, a physician on the health center is going on a suicidal taking pictures spree. Dr. Jane Sinclair is employed as his substitute, and her husband Paul uncovers the harmful mental vents that preserve Eden-Olympia's smoothly-running surface.

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Superior Women

By Alice Adams

Desirous to break out her carhop mom and the rank and dossier of her California city, Megan Greene heads for Radcliffe -- partly to pursue an older guy (twenty-one, Harvard clinical university, Cape Cod summers) who represents her dream of the upper-middle-class, conservative East Coast. What Megan unearths are 4 different ladies -- Janet, Lavinia, Peg, and Cathy -- who appear to have little in universal store for his or her freshman prestige. Neither they nor Megan may well be aware of that their destinies are approximately to inextricably intertwine.

The 12 months is 1943, and those improved girls, as frequently enemies as associates, will percentage a spot in each one other's lives that not anyone else can -- no longer husbands, no longer fans. throughout 4 a long time, as time and occasions sweep away their expectancies, 5 girls notice their sexuality, show their secrets and techniques, fight with independence -- occasionally surrendering, occasionally making lovely offerings -- in Alice Adams' richly drawn, uncompromising novel approximately women's intimate, inside, and sometimes unsuspected lives.

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Géronimo a mal au dos

By Guy Goffette

'Mais regardant cet homme au milieu des rires et des chansons, comme un chêne dans son feuillage ; ce danseur crucifié à côté de los angeles piste, ce père que j'ai craint comme l'orage et que j'ai fui pour ne pas avoir à le détester, je me dis qu'il y a pire douleur que tous les arbres de l. a. forêt abattus, tous les massacres en photos, c'est de voir un homme en silence qui pleure.'

Simon, le narrateur d'Un été autour du cou, devenu adulte, recompose le passé de son père et l'histoire de ce qui les a si longtemps séparés. Devant le cercueil de cet homme qu'il n'a pas vu mourir, Simon se souvient d'un père impolite, exigeant, incapable d'exprimer son affection, dont il charisma attendu en useless un geste, un mot able de lui donner confiance. remark retrouver l. a. tendresse de l'amour qu'on croyait perdu?

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The Sound and the Fury: Edited and with an Introduction by Harold Bloom (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations)

By William Faulkner

The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner's fourth novel, was once his first try at a totally self-conscious type. Faulkner's willingness to test offers his readers no strong standpoint from which to realize the decline of the Compson kin. This identify contains severe essays on Faulkner's paintings.

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The Secret Chord: A Novel

By Geraldine Brooks

“A web page turner. . .Brooks is a grasp at bringing the earlier alive. . .in her skillful arms the problems of the earlier echo our personal private concerns:  love and loss, drama and tragedy, chaos and brutality.” – Alice Hoffman, The Washington Post

A wealthy and completely soaking up novel in regards to the lifetime of King David, from the Pulitzer Prize–winning writer of People of the ebook and March.
With greater than million copies of her novels offered, New York Times bestselling writer Geraldine Brooks has accomplished either well known and significant acclaim. Now, Brooks takes on one among literature’s richest and such a lot enigmatic figures: a guy who shimmers among heritage and legend. Peeling away the parable to convey David to existence in moment Iron Age Israel, Brooks strains the arc of his trip from obscurity to repute, from shepherd to soldier, from hero to traitor, from loved king to murderous despot and into his remorseful and reduced dotage.

The mystery Chord presents new context for many of the best-known episodes of David’s lifestyles whereas additionally targeting others, much more striking and emotionally excessive, which were neglected.  We see David throughout the eyes of these who love him or worry him—from the prophet Natan, voice of his sense of right and wrong, to his better halves Mikal, Avigail, and Batsheva, and eventually to Solomon, the late-born son who redeems his Lear-like previous age. Brooks has an uncanny skill to listen to and remodel characters from historical past, and this superbly written, unvarnished saga of religion, wish, family members, ambition, betrayal, and gear will enthrall her many fans.

From the Hardcover edition.

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So the Wind Won't Blow it All Away ("Rebel Inc." Classics)

By Richard Brautigan

So the Wind will not Blow all of it Away is a beautifully-written, brooding gem of a singular - set within the Pacific Northwest quarter of Oregon the place Brautigan spent so much of his early life. during the eyes, ears and voice of Brautigan's younger protagonist the reader is lightly led right into a small-town story the place the narrator unintentionally shoots useless his ally with a gun. the radical bargains with the repercussions of this tragedy and its habitual topic of 'What if...' fuels soreness, remorse and self-blame in addition to a few darkly comedian passages of bitter-sweet romance and melancholy. considering the lately came upon, An unlucky lady, those past due Brautigan novels are a becoming epitaph to a fancy, contradictory and infrequently misunderstood genius.

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The Shape of Things to Come

By Maud Casey

Isabelle, a girl in her thirties with none of the trimmings of a grown-up lifestyles, has simply been fired from her task at a San Francisco telephone corporation. Returning to the midwestern suburb of her formative years, Standardsville, Illinois, she contends together with her relationship unmarried mom, a neighbor who as soon as seemed on The Honeymooners, and an ex-boyfriend. She additionally turns into a mystery shopper for a temp business enterprise, posing as various capability tenants for newly equipped suburban groups to entry their unique services.

Enchanted through the possiblities of conceal, Isabelle spins an online of lies that retains the area at a distance till she reveals long-kept secrets and techniques that strength her to reconsider every thing she idea she knew.

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Ghost-Seers, Detectives, and Spiritualists: Theories of Vision in Victorian Literature and Science (Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture)

By Srdjan Smaji?

This can be an unique research of the narrative recommendations that constructed for 2 extremely popular types of fiction within the 19th century - ghost tales and detective tales - and the excellent similarities among them within the context of latest theories of imaginative and prescient and sight. Srdjan Smajić argues that to appreciate how writers represented ghost-seers and detectives, the perspectives of latest scientists, philosophers, and spiritualists with which those writers interact must be taken into consideration: those perspectives increase questions similar to even if seeing rather is believing, how a lot of what we 'see' is de facto in simple terms inferred, and even if there is different (intuitive or religious) methods of on account that allow us to understand gadgets and beings inaccessible to the physically senses. This booklet will make a true contribution to the certainty of Victorian technology in tradition, and of the ways that literature attracts on every kind of data.

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The Bacchae and Other Plays (Penguin Classics)

By Euripides

The performs of Euripides have inspired audiences because the 5th century BC. This quantity, containing Phoenician ladies, Bacchae, Iphigenia at Aulis, Orestes, and Rhesus
completes the hot variations of Euripides in Penguin Classics.

  • Features a common creation, person prefaces to every play, chronology, notes, bibliography, and glossary

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