Where the Lost Wander

Where the Lost Wander
Author: Amy Harmon
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2020-04-28
ISBN: 9781542017961
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Where the Lost Wander Book Excerpt:

In this epic and haunting love story set on the Oregon Trail, a family and their unlikely protector find their way through peril, uncertainty, and loss. The Overland Trail, 1853: Naomi May never expected to be widowed at twenty. Eager to leave her grief behind, she sets off with her family for a life out West. On the trail, she forms an instant connection with John Lowry, a half-Pawnee man straddling two worlds and a stranger in both. But life in a wagon train is fraught with hardship, fear, and death. Even as John and Naomi are drawn to each other, the trials of the journey and their disparate pasts work to keep them apart. John's heritage gains them safe passage through hostile territory only to come between them as they seek to build a life together. When a horrific tragedy strikes, decimating Naomi's family and separating her from John, the promises they made are all they have left. Ripped apart, they can't turn back, they can't go on, and they can't let go. Both will have to make terrible sacrifices to find each other, save each other, and eventually...make peace with who they are.

The Unknown Beloved

The Unknown Beloved
Author: Amy Harmon
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2022-04-19
ISBN: 9781542033831
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Unknown Beloved Book Excerpt:

From the bestselling author of Where the Lost Wander and What the Wind Knows comes the evocative story of two people whose paths collide against the backdrop of mystery, murder, and the Great Depression. Chicago, 1923: Ten-year-old Dani Flanagan returns home to find police swarming the house, her parents dead. Michael Malone, the young patrolman assigned to the case, discovers there's more to the situation--and to Dani Flanagan herself--than the authorities care to explore. Malone is told to shut his mouth, and Dani is sent away to live with her spinster aunts in Cleveland. Fifteen years later, Michael Malone is summoned to Cleveland to investigate a series of murders that have everyone stumped, including his friend and famed Prohibition agent Eliot Ness, now Cleveland's director of safety. There, in a city caught in the grip of a serial killer, Dani and Malone cross paths once again. Malone is drawn to Dani and her affinity for the dead and compassion for the destitute. It doesn't take long for him to realize that she could help him solve his case. As terror descends on the city and Malone and Dani confront the dark secrets that draw them together, it's a race to find the killer or risk becoming his next victims.

The Second Blind Son

The Second Blind Son
Author: Amy Harmon
Publsiher: 47North
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2021-07-20
ISBN: 9781542029728
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Second Blind Son Book Excerpt:

A lost girl and a blind boy discover their greatest strength is their bond with each other in a beguiling fantasy by the New York Times bestselling author of The First Girl Child. An insidious curse is weakening the Norse kingdom of Saylok, where no daughters have been born in years. Washing up on these plagued shores is Ghisla, an orphaned stowaway nursed back to health by Hod, a blind cave dweller. Named for a mysterious god, Hod is surrounded by prophecy. To Ghisla, he's a cherished new friend, but to Hod, the girl is much more. For when Ghisla sings, Hod can see. Unable to offer safe shelter, Hod urges Ghisla onward to become a daughter of the temple, where all the kingdom's girl children have been gathered. But because of a magical rune, the two cannot be separated, no matter the time or the distance. Now, subject to a ruthless king, Ghisla enters a desperate world of warring clan chieftains and catastrophic power struggles. Uncertain whom to trust, their bond strained by dangerous secrets and feuding loyalties, Ghisla and Hod must confront the prophecies that threaten Saylok while finding a way to save each other.

The Devoted One an Historical Novel

The Devoted One  an Historical Novel
Author: Allen FITZALLEN
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1835
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Devoted One an Historical Novel Book Excerpt:

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair
Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 698
Release: 1884
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vanity Fair Book Excerpt:

Vanity fair a novel without a hero etc

Vanity fair  a novel without a hero  etc
Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 328
Release: 1868
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vanity fair a novel without a hero etc Book Excerpt:

My Paperback Book

My Paperback Book
Author: Julian Scutts
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2016-11-24
ISBN: 1365514021
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Paperback Book Book Excerpt:

The allegory as a literary device is too often dismissed as being artificial and contrived, yet one scholar admits that an allegory arises spontaneously when a writer allows a symbolic traveller make one step towards a symbolic mountain. Therefore the resultant allegory cannot be subject to the writer's full control and conscious powers of prediction and determination. It has a life of its own.

In a Far Off Land

In a Far Off Land
Author: Stephanie Landsem
Publsiher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2021-05-04
ISBN: 1496450450
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In a Far Off Land Book Excerpt:

A story about the price of fame, the truth sacrificed on its altar, and the love that brings a prodigal daughter home. As the Great Depression hits the Midwest, Minerva Sinclaire runs away to Hollywood, determined to make it big and save the family farm. But beauty and moxie don’t pay the bills in Tinseltown, and she’s caught in a downward spiral of poverty, desperation, and compromise. Finally, she’s about to sign with a major studio and make up for it all. Instead, she wakes up next to a dead film star and is on the run for a murder she didn’t commit. Only two unwilling men—Oscar, a Mexican gardener in danger of deportation, and Max, a too-handsome agent battling his own demons—can help Mina escape corrupt police on the take and the studio big shots trying to frame her. But even her quick thinking and grit can't protect her from herself. Alone, penniless, and carrying a shameful secret, Mina faces the consequences of the heartbreaking choices that brought her to ruin . . . and just might bring her back to where she belongs.

Code Name Edelweiss

Code Name Edelweiss
Author: Stephanie Landsem
Publsiher: Tyndale House Publishers
Total Pages: 431
Release: 2023-03-07
ISBN: 1496460669
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Code Name Edelweiss Book Excerpt:

"What I am looking for--what I desperately need, Mrs. Weiss--is a spy." Adolf Hitler is still a distant rumble on the horizon, but a Jewish spymaster and his courageous spies uncover a storm of Nazi terror in their own backyard. In the summer of 1933, a man named Adolf Hitler is the new and powerful anti-Semitic chancellor of Germany. But in Los Angeles, no-nonsense secretary Liesl Weiss has concerns much closer to home. The Great Depression is tightening its grip and Liesl is the sole supporter of two children, an opinionated mother, and a troubled brother. Leon Lewis is a Jewish lawyer who has watched Adolf Hitler's rise to power--and the increase in anti-Semitism in America--with growing alarm. He believes Nazi agents are working to seize control of Hollywood, the greatest propaganda machine the world has ever known. The trouble is, authorities scoff at his dire warnings. When Liesl loses her job at MGM, her only choice is to work with Leon Lewis and the mysterious Agent Thirteen to spy on her friends and neighbors in her German American community. What Leon Lewis and his spies find is more chilling--and more dangerous--than any of them suspected. Code Name Edelweiss is based on a true story, unknown until recent years: How a lone Jewish lawyer and a handful of amateur spies discovered and foiled Adolf Hitler's plan to take over Hollywood.

The Gothic Wanderer

The Gothic Wanderer
Author: Tyler R. Tichelaar
Publsiher: Modern History Press
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN: 1615991409
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gothic Wanderer Book Excerpt:

The Gothic Wanderer Rises Eternal in Popular Literature From the horrors of sixteenth century Italian castles to twenty-first century plagues, from the French Revolution to the liberation of Libya, Tyler R. Tichelaar takes readers on far more than a journey through literary history. The Gothic Wanderer is an exploration of man's deepest fears, his eff orts to rise above them for the last two centuries, and how he may be on the brink finally of succeeding. Tichelaar examines the figure of the Gothic wanderer in such well-known Gothic novels asÿThe Mysteries of Udolpho,ÿFrankenstein, andÿDracula, as well as lesser known works like Fanny Burney'sÿThe Wanderer, Mary Shelley'sÿThe Last Man, and Edward Bulwer-Lytton'sÿZanoni. He also finds surprising Gothic elements in classics like Dickens'ÿA Tale of Two Citiesÿand Edgar Rice Burroughs'ÿTarzan of the Apes. From Matthew Lewis'ÿThe Monkÿto Stephenie Meyer'sÿTwilight, Tichelaar explores a literary tradition whose characters refl ect our greatest fears and deepest hopes. Readers will find here the revelation that not only are we all Gothic wanderers--but we are so only by our own choosing. Acclaim forÿThe Gothic Wanderer "The Gothic Wandererÿshows us the importance of its title figure in helping us to see our own imperfections and our own sometimes contradictory yearnings to be both unique and yet a part of a society. The reader is in for an insightful treat." --Diana DeLuca, Ph.D. and author of Extraordinary Things "Make no mistake about it, The Gothic Wanderer is an important, well researched and comprehensive treatise on some of the world's finest literature." --Michael Willey, author of Ojisan Zanoniÿ

Faulks on Fiction Includes 3 Vintage Classics Great British Heroes and the Secret Life of the Novel

Faulks on Fiction  Includes 3 Vintage Classics   Great British Heroes and the Secret Life of the Novel
Author: Sebastian Faulks
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2011-01-27
ISBN: 1446416267
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Faulks on Fiction Includes 3 Vintage Classics Great British Heroes and the Secret Life of the Novel Book Excerpt:

The publication of Robinson Crusoe in London in 1719 marked the arrival of a revolutionary art form: the novel. British writers were prominent in shaping the new type of storytelling - one which reflected the experiences of ordinary people, with characters in whom readers could find not only an escape, but a deeper understanding of their own lives. But the novel was more than just a reflection of British life. As Sebastian Faulks explains in this engaging literary and social history, it also helped invent the British. By focusing not on writers but on the people they gave us, Faulks not only celebrates the recently neglected act of novelistic creation baplaudsut shows how the most enduring fictional characters over the centuries have helped map the British psyche. In this ebook, Sebastian celebrates the greatest heroes in fiction - from Tom Jones to Sherlock Holmes. Also included are three classic novels: Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe: The legendary story of a shipwreck on a desert island. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray: The story of a young woman's spectacular rise and fall as she gambles, manipulates and seduces her way through high society and the Napoleonic wars. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle: Sherlock Holmes' most famous case as he uncovers the truth behind the terrifying legend of a supernatural hound which preys upon the cursed Baskerville family.

Music in Willa Cather s Fiction

Music in Willa Cather s Fiction
Author: Richard Giannone
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2001-01-01
ISBN: 9780803270992
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music in Willa Cather s Fiction Book Excerpt:

Music is everywhere in Willa Cather's fiction: as a subject, in the background, slyly commenting on the action, connecting characters to a distant world, or revealing their interior worlds. Not merely incidental or ornamental, though, music is intrinsic to Cather's work, a distinctive quality of her creation and expression, and it is in this light that Richard Giannone considers Cather's art. Music in Willa Cather's Fiction is the definitive study of its subject. The first work to examine the complex thematic and structural forms that music acquires in Cather's narratives, Giannone's book uses this musical approach as a way of seeing into the author's artistic sensibility, the evolution of her art, and her total achievement. ø Progressing chronologically, Giannone shows how Cather's view and use of music changed over time. From what her early journalistic pieces on music and musicians reveal about her attitude and anticipate in her later work, Giannone moves to Cather's early stories to identify the trend of some of her artistic choices, the direction of her stylistic development, and the complication of her moral interest as these are manifested in musical references. In her novels and later stories, he emphasizes the contribution of music to the individual work, as well as the allusions and connections that sound throughout her oeuvre.

Omnibus II

Omnibus II
Author: Ty Fischer
Publsiher: Veritas Press
Total Pages: 534
Release: 2005-06-30
ISBN: 9781932168440
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Omnibus II Book Excerpt:

The Novel

The Novel
Author: Michael Schmidt
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 1187
Release: 2014-05-12
ISBN: 0674724739
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Novel Book Excerpt:

The 700-year history of the novel in English defies straightforward telling. Encompassing a range of genres, it is geographically and culturally boundless and influenced by great novelists working in other languages. Michael Schmidt, choosing as his travel companions not critics or theorists but other novelists, does full justice to its complexity.

Alternatives in Biography

Alternatives in Biography
Author: Stephen Hardy,Michael Kaylor,Martina Horáková,Kateřina Prajznerová
Publsiher: Masarykova univerzita
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2014-01-01
ISBN: 8021076372
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alternatives in Biography Book Excerpt:

Kniha se zabývá texty z anglicky psaných literatur, které svým způsobem zpochybňují fiktivní, osobní či akademické žánrové konvence ve vztahu k literární auto/biografii, a spíše upozorňují na mnohoznačnost způsobů psaní o životě a konstruování subjektivity. Každá ze čtyř kapitol zkoumá specifický typ transgresivní auto/biografie: pastorální biografii v dílech Petera Ackroyda, Johna Bergera a Paula Cartera; kolaborativní auto/biografie domorodých obyvatel v Austrálii v textech Kima Scotta a Hazel Brown a Rity a Jackie Hugginsových; beletrizované autobiografie A. Newmana a Forresta Reeda; a bioregionální biografie Emily Carrové a Emmy Bell Milesové.

The Cambridge Companion to the Eighteenth Century Novel

The Cambridge Companion to the Eighteenth Century Novel
Author: John Richetti
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1996-09-05
ISBN: 1139825046
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to the Eighteenth Century Novel Book Excerpt:

In the past twenty years our understanding of the novel's emergence in eighteenth-century Britain has drastically changed. Drawing on new research in social and political history, the twelve contributors to this Companion challenge and refine the traditional view of the novel's origins and purposes. In various ways each seeks to show that the novel is not defined primarily by its realism of representation, but by the new ideological and cultural functions it serves in the emerging modern world of print culture. Sentimental and Gothic fiction and fiction by women are discussed, alongside detailed readings of work by Defoe, Swift, Richardson, Henry Fielding, Sterne, Smollett, and Burney. This multifaceted picture of the novel in its formative decades provides a comprehensive and indispensable guide for students of the eighteenth-century British novel, and its place within the culture of its time.

The Novel An Alternative History 1600 1800

The Novel  An Alternative History  1600 1800
Author: Steven Moore
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 1024
Release: 2013-08-29
ISBN: 1623565197
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Novel An Alternative History 1600 1800 Book Excerpt:

Winner of the Christian Gauss Award for excellence in literary scholarship from the Phi Beta Kappa Society Having excavated the world's earliest novels in his previous book, literary historian Steven Moore explores in this sequel the remarkable flowering of the novel between the years 1600 and 1800-from Don Quixote to America's first big novel, an homage to Cervantes entitled Modern Chivalry. This is the period of such classic novels as Tom Jones, Candide, and Dangerous Liaisons, but beyond the dozen or so recognized classics there are hundreds of other interesting novels that appeared then, known only to specialists: Spanish picaresques, French heroic romances, massive Chinese novels, Japanese graphic novels, eccentric English novels, and the earliest American novels. These minor novels are not only interesting in their own right, but also provide the context needed to appreciate why the major novels were major breakthroughs. The novel experienced an explosive growth spurt during these centuries as novelists experimented with different forms and genres: epistolary novels, romances, Gothic thrillers, novels in verse, parodies, science fiction, episodic road trips, and family sagas, along with quirky, unclassifiable experiments in fiction that resemble contemporary, avant-garde works. As in his previous volume, Moore privileges the innovators and outriders, those who kept the novel novel. In the most comprehensive history of this period ever written, Moore examines over 400 novels from around the world in a lively style that is as entertaining as it is informative. Though written for a general audience, The Novel, An Alternative History also provides the scholarly apparatus required by the serious student of the period. This sequel, like its predecessor, is a “zestfully encyclopedic, avidly opinionated, and dazzlingly fresh history of the most 'elastic' of literary forms” (Booklist).

The Contemporary Spanish American Novel

The Contemporary Spanish American Novel
Author: Will H. Corral,Juan E. De Castro,Nicholas Birns
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013-09-26
ISBN: 1441142452
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Contemporary Spanish American Novel Book Excerpt:

The Contemporary Spanish-American Novel provides an accessible introduction to an important World literature. While many of the authors covered-Aira, Bolaño, Castellanos Moya, Vásquez-are gaining an increasing readership in English and are frequently taught, there is sparse criticism in English beyond book reviews. This book provides the guidance necessary for a more sophisticated and contextualized understanding of these authors and their works. Underestimated or unfamiliar Spanish American novels and novelists are introduced through conceptually rigorous essays. Sections on each writer include: *the author's reception in their native country, Spanish America, and Spain *biographical history *a critical examination of their work, including key themes and conceptual concerns *translation history *scholarly reception The Contemporary Spanish-American Novel offers an authoritative guide to a rich and varied novelistic tradition. It covers all demographic areas, including United States Latino authors, in exploring the diversity of this literature and its major themes, such as exile, migration, and gender representation.

James Lee Burke

James Lee Burke
Author: Laurence W. Mazzeno
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2017-12-04
ISBN: 1476662819
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

James Lee Burke Book Excerpt:

James Lee Burke is an acclaimed writer of crime novels in which protagonists battle low-life thugs who commit violent crimes and corporate executives who exploit the powerless. He is best known for his Dave Robicheaux series, set in New Orleans and the surrounding bayou country. With characters inspired by his own family, Burke uses the mystery genre to explore the nature of evil and an individual's responsibility to friends, family and society at large. This companion to his works provides a commentary on all of the characters, settings, events and themes in his novels and short stories, along with a critical discussion of his writing style, technique and literary devices. Glossaries describe the people and places and define unfamiliar terms. Selected interviews provide background information on both the writer and his stories.

A Factotum in the Book Trade

A Factotum in the Book Trade
Author: Marius Kociejowski
Publsiher: Biblioasis
Total Pages: 231
Release: 2022-04-26
ISBN: 177196457X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Factotum in the Book Trade Book Excerpt:

The bookshop is, and will always be, the soul of the trade. What happens there does not happen elsewhere. The multifariousness of human nature is more on show there than anywhere else, and I think it’s because of books, what they are, what they release in ourselves, and what they become when we make them magnets to our desires. A memoir of a life in the antiquarian book trade, A Factotum in the Book Trade is a journey between the shelves—and then behind the counter, into the overstuffed basement, and up the spine-stacked attic stairs of your favourite neighbourhood bookshop. From his childhood in rural Ontario, where at the village jumble sale he bought poetry volumes for their pebbled-leather covers alone, to his all-but-accidental entrance into the trade in London and the career it turned into, poet and travel writer Marius Kociejowski recounts his life among the buyers, sellers, customers, and literary nobility—the characters, fictional and not—who populate these places we all love. Cataloging their passions and pleasures, oddities and obsessions, A Factotum in the Book Trade is a journey through their lives, and a story of the serendipities and collisions of fate, the mundane happenings and indelible encounters, the friendships, feuds, losses, and elations that characterize the business of books—and, inevitably, make up an unforgettable life.