Category: Literature

By George Eliot

One among George Eliot's such a lot bold and innovative novels, Romola is decided in Renaissance Florence throughout the turbulent years following the expulsion of the robust Medici relatives within which the zealous non secular reformer Savonarola rose to manage town. At its center is Romola, the committed daughter of a blind student, married to the smart yet eventually treacherous Tito whose duplicity in either love and politics threatens to ruin every little thing she values, and she or he needs to separate from to discover her personal direction in existence. defined through Eliot as 'written with my most sensible blood', the tale of Romola's highbrow and non secular awakening is a compelling portrayal of a Utopian heroine, performed out opposed to a turbulent old backdrop.

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This quantity explores how the choruses of historical Greek tragedy creatively mixed media and discourses to generate their very own particular kinds of that means. The individuals examine choruses as fictional, spiritual and civic performers; as mixtures of textual content, music and dance; and as items of mirrored image in themselves, in relation and distinction to the choruses of comedy and melic poetry. Drawing on prior analyses of the social context of Greek drama, the non-textual dimensions of tragedy, and the kin among dramatic and melic choruses, the chapters discover the makes use of of varied analytic instruments in permitting us higher to seize the specificity of the tragic refrain. specific recognition is given to the physicality of choral dancing, musical interactions among choruses and actors, the trajectories of reception, and the therapy of time and house within the odes.

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By J. M. Barrie, Maria Tatar

"Peter Pan is a brilliant and refining and uplifting benefaction to this sordid and money-mad age."―Mark Twain

100 years after J. M. Barrie released the radical Peter and Wendy, Maria Tatar revisits a narrative that, like Alice in Wonderland, bridges the generations, animating either adults and kids with its kinetic power. The adventures of the Darling little ones with Peter Pan and Tinkerbell in Neverland are the seminal story of break out and delusion. encouraged through Barrie's real-life adventures with the 5 Llewelyn Davies boys he followed, the tale of Peter Pan has a deep and arguable heritage of its personal that comes alive in Tatar's re-creation. This brilliantly designed volume―with interval photos, full-color pictures by means of iconic illustrators, observation on level and monitor types, and an array of supplementary fabric, together with Barrie's screenplay for a silent film―will draw readers into worlds of incandescent good looks, flooding them with the radiance of youth ask yourself and the poignancy of what we lose after we develop up. a hundred twenty five black-and-white and one hundred twenty five four-color illustrations

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By Tracy Hickman

Behind each masks is a true guy.

Two males joined by way of blood yet separated by way of homicide: Thomas, the rebellious health practitioner and inheritor to the great Wayne empire, and Bruce, his son, whose lifestyles is without end altered while he witnesses the brutal loss of life of his parents.

The slaying of Thomas and Martha Wayne is the torturous aspect on which Bruce turns to develop into the mysterious crusader Batman—the genesis of an easy mugging long gone horribly incorrect. The darkish Knight's dossier at the case has lengthy been closed, the principles of Bruce Wayne's mystery existence safe. yet those foundations are shaken whilst an unforeseen visitor invades the grounds of Wayne Manor, elevating questions on the development that ended the lives of the mum he enjoyed and the daddy he worshipped, and sparked his unquenchable force to guard and avenge.

To observe his real kin background, Batman needs to face down previous foes, confront his purely confidant, invade the evil middle of Arkham Asylum, and shoulder the poor new burden of a depressing legacy.

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By Madeleine L'Engle

In A speedily Tilting Planet by means of Madeleine L'Engle, a spouse to the Newbery Award winner A Wrinkle in Time and A Wind within the Door, fifteen-year-old Charles Wallace and the unicorn Gaudior adopt a deadly trip via time in a determined try to cease the destruction of the area via the mad dictator Madog Branzillo. they don't seem to be on my own of their quest. Charles Wallace's sister, Meg--grown and awaiting her first baby, yet nonetheless in a position to input her brother's strategies and feelings by means of "kything"--goes with him in spirit. Charles Wallace needs to face the final word try of his religion and his will as he's despatched inside of 4 humans from all over again, there to look for the way to stay clear of the tragedy threatening all of them.

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This e-book contains the total writings of James Joyce.

It has the seven books released in Joyce’s lifetime, and 3 sections of posthumously released writings: the poems, the essays, and extra prose.

To make navigation throughout the assortment more uncomplicated, each one book/section has its personal desk of contents. hyperlinks on the finish of each text/chapter convey you again to the respective desk of contents. on the finish of every of those tables a hyperlink results in the most contents table.

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Contents:

1. DUBLINERS

2. A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS a tender MAN

3. CHAMBER tune & POMES PENYEACH

4. EXILES

5. ULYSSES

6. FINNEGANS WAKE

7. POEMS

8. ESSAYS

9. different WRITINGS

10. LETTERS

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By Timothy Hallinan

For American trip author Poke Rafferty, existence ultimately turns out to carry a few semblance of balance. He and his longtime love, Rose, have undergone with their much-deferred wedding ceremony, their followed daughter, Miaow, a former road baby, has develop into a loving--if occasionally difficult--part of the kin, and the 3 of them reside in relative convenience due to Rose's house responsibilities enterprise and Rafferty's writing.

Then a nightmare determine from Rose's time as a Patpong dancer barges into their international, shattering the peace they've labored so tough to acquire. His visual appeal threatens every little thing they cherish: their love, their domestic . . . their very lives. As a foreigner who's obvious the various worst Bangkok has to provide and survived confrontations with Thailand's strongest and unsafe components, Rafferty feels equivalent to many of the demanding situations Bangkok can throw at him. yet now his in basic terms desire is to find the entire fact of Rose's past--a trip down the darkish and twisting street that became a shy, awkward village teen into the queen of Asia's such a lot lurid red-light road: Patpong street. And simply while Rafferty notion existence was once having a look sturdy, fact comes crashing in as he learns that the secrets and techniques from Rose's former existence are nearly most unlikely to accept--and even more durable to survive.

The Queen of Patpong is a terrifying, heart-breaking, electrifying tale of peril, love, and, eventually, redemption in modern day Thailand--and the main bold, affecting novel but from mystery grasp Timothy Hallinan.

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Jack Kerouac, a "ragged priest of the note" based on Ben Giamo, launched into a non secular quest "for the last word that means of lifestyles and discomfort, and the social gathering of pleasure within the meantime." For Kerouac, the search was once a sustained and inventive test in literary shape. Intuitive and leading edge, Kerouac created prose kinds that mirrored his look for own that means and non secular depth. those kinds various from an exuberant model of traditional narrative (On the line, The Dharma Bums, and Desolation Angels) to spontaneous bop prosody (Visions of Cody.Doctor Sax, and The Subterraneans). Giamo’s fundamental goal is to chronicle and make clear Kerouac’s numerous religious quests via shut examinations of the novels. Kerouac all started his quest with On the Road, which is also Giamo’s genuine place to begin. to set up early subject matters, non secular struggles, and stylistic shifts, notwithstanding, Giamo starts with the 1st novel, Town and state, and ends with Big Sur, the ultimate turning element in Kerouac’s quest.

Kerouac was once essentially a non secular author bent on checking out and celebrating the profane depths and transcendent heights of expertise and reporting either really. Baptized and buried a Catholic, he used to be additionally seriously prompted by means of Buddhism, specifically from 1954 until eventually 1957 while he built-in conventional japanese trust into a number of novels. Catholicism remained an important strength in his writing, yet his examine of Buddhism used to be severe and never exclusively within the carrier of his literary artwork. As he wrote to Malcolm Cowley in 1954, "Since I observed you I took up the examine of Buddhism and for me it’s the be aware and how i used to be having a look for."

Giamo additionally seeks IT—"a very important strength within the event of residing that takes one all at once, postponing for the instant trust within the ‘real’ concrete gray daily of proof of self and selfhood . . . its a variety of meanings, paths, and oscillations: from romantic lyricism to ‘the ragged and ecstatic pleasure of natural being and from the void-pit of the nice global Snake to the joyous discomfort of amorous love, and, ultimately, from Catholic/Buddhist serenity to the onset of penitential martyrhood."

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