Description : A literary parody of Gone With the Wind finds Scarlett O'Hara's beautiful Tara-born mulatto half-sister Cyrnara escaping her life of slavery in the world of the Old South to emerge into full life as a daughter, lover, and mother. A first novel. Reprint.
Description : It’s often said that a good book takes us somewhere we’ve never been before, and here’s the proof: a book-lover’s Baedeker to more than 500 literary locales across the United States and Europe. Novel Destinations invites readers to follow in the footsteps of much-loved authors, discover the scenes that sparked their imaginations, glimpse the lives they led, and share a bit of the experiences they transformed so eloquently into print. If you’re looking to indulge in literary adventure, you’ll find all the inspiration and information you need here, along with behind-the-scenes stories such as these: After Ernest Hemingway survived two near-fatal plane crashes during an African safari, he perused his obituaries and sipped champagne on a canal-side terrace in Venice. Washington Irving's wisteria-draped cottage in the Hudson Valley was once occupied by members of the Van Tassel family, immortalized in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. A mysterious incident at a stone tower near Dublin made such a vivid impression on James Joyce that he drew on it for the opening scene of Ulysses. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle consulted on the mystery of Agatha Christie's 1926 disappearance before she resurfaced under an assumed name in northern England. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The House of the Seven Gables was inspired by a seaside manse in Salem, Massachusetts, infamous witch trials in which his ancestor played a role.
Description : INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS LAW, 4E presents the full range of business law topics in a series of brief, quick-reading chapters, perfect for single-semester or one-quarter courses. Accurate, comprehensive, and extremely reader-friendly, INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS LAW, 4E uses an innovative storytelling style to bring cases and legal concepts to life. Plus, it highlights the material's business applications, so students can envision how they'll apply the content in their careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : BUSINESS LAW AND THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT, 6E uses vivid examples and memorable scenarios to lead students through the full breadth of business law. Focusing on hands-on application and using a conversational writing style, this handy textbook equips students for business challenges from the first page. Plus, by showing students through practice how legal concepts apply to their future careers, BUSINESS LAW AND THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT, 6E draws students into the material, helping them study more effectively and diligently. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : Set in nineteenth-century India between two revolutionary moments of change, Twilight in Delhi brings history alive, depicting most movingly the loss of an entire culture and way of life. As Bonamy Dobree said, "It releases us into a different and quite complete world. Mr. Ahmed Ali makes us hear and smell Delhi...hear the flutter of pigeons' wings, the cries of itinerant vendors, the calls to prayer, the howls of mourners, the chants of qawwals, smell jasmine and sewage, frying ghee and burning wood." The detail, as E.M. Forster said, is "new and fascinating," poetic and brutal, delightful and callous. First published by the Hogarth Press in 1940. Twilight in Delhi was widely acclaimed by critics and hailed in India as a major literary event. Long since considered a landmark novel, it is now available in the U.S. as a New Directions Classic. Twilight in Delhi has also been translated into French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, and Urdu.
Description : Joseph Singer's comprehensive Property casebook enters its Third Edition with a reputation for classroom effectiveness and social relevance. Distinguished by its clear explanatory material, Property Law, Third Edition, serves as the foundation for an enlightening and engaging course. Students and instructors nationwide know they can depend on this respected casebook for: a unique viewpoint that combines a socially progressive sensibility with strong ethical coverage full coverage of traditional topics, such as access, relation among neighbors, common ownership, leaseholds, real estate transactions, land use regulation, and takings, as well as nontraditional topics, such as tribal property, slavery, body parts, frozen embryos, and more cases and problems approach to teaching that promotes learning and class debate extraordinarily clear explication of property rules and concepts This extensive revision features new material as well as refinements and improvements: streamlined note material is more student-friendly a new chapter covers intellectual property as it relates to the Internet, biotechnology, and new reproductive technologies new major cases include A&M Records Inc. v. Napster, Upton v. JWP Businessland, Desnick v. ABC, Inc., Food Lion, Dale v. Boy Scouts of America and Boy Scouts of America v. Dale developments in the law, such as the adoption of the Restatement (Third) of Property (Servitudes) and its effects on the law of easements, covenants, and equitable servitudes, and likely changes to the Fair Housing Act, are incorporated throughout new problems based on recent cases stimulate class discussion
Description : "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" is one of F. Scott Fitzgerald's most memorable short stories. The protagonist, Benjamin Button, is born an old man and ages in reverse until he becomes a baby and then finally vanishes from the earth. In a short introduction to the story, Fitzgerald wrote: "This story was inspired by a remark of Mark Twain's to the effect that it was a pity that the best part of life came at the beginning and the worst part at the end. By trying the experiment upon only one man in a perfectly normal world I have scarcely given his idea a fair trial. Several weeks after completing it, I discovered an almost identical plot in Samuel Butler's 'Note-books.' "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" was the inspiration for the major motion picture of the same name and remains one of Fitzgerald's most haunting and beautiful tales. This collection also includes three other Jazz Age tales by Fitzgerald.
Description : This casebook utilizes a problem-solving approach, applying the principles of intellectual property protection to fact patterns arising in a variety of industries, including music, art, computers, biotechnology, and industrial design. The text takes a comparative approach to intellectual property that emphasizes the commonalities and differences in the theories underlying the regimes of trademark, copyright, and patent law. State law is integrated into the discussion, comparing laws and raising issues of preemption as they naturally occur.The Second Edition utilizes a unique, problem-solving approach and a creative, student friendly structure. This method provides the opportunity to apply the principles of intellectual property protection to fact patterns arising in a variety of industries (including music, art, computers, biotechnology and industrial design). The text takes a comparative approach to intellectual property that emphasizes the commonalities and differences in
Description : ** FREE DIGITAL SAMPLER FEATURING EXTENDED EXCERPTS FROM TOP NEW HOLIDAY BOOKS ** Deck the fall! Carve out a little me time and get into the holiday spirit with a sneak peek at four great seasonal books. Whether you’re looking for a Christmas romance that will whisk you off to a picturesque town, an uplifting tale of fate and redemption, or a clever family drama centered around the holidays, this sampler will give you a taste of it all. Don’t delay—download now and curl up with this fireside read today! Featuring extended excerpts from: The Sergeant’s Christmas Mission by Joanne Sims Snowfall on Lighthouse Lane by JoAnn Ross Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners by Gretchen Anthony The Twins’ Family Christmas by Lee Tobin McClean
Description : 'A charming, absorbing and somehow spacious piece of imagineering' Guardian __________________ 1916: the Western Front. Private Percy Blakeney wakes up. He is lying on fresh spring grass. He can hear birdsong, and the wind in the leaves in the trees. Where has the mud, blood and blasted landscape of No Man's Land gone? 2015: Madison, Wisconsin. Cop Monica Jansson is exploring the burned-out home of a reclusive (some said mad, others dangerous) scientist when she finds a curious gadget - a box containing some wiring, a three-way switch and a...potato. It is the prototype of an invention that will change the way Mankind views his world for ever. And that is an understatement if ever there was one... __________________ This is the first novel in The Long Earth series.