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The Witches Of Eastwick

Author : John Updike
ISBN : 9780679645887
Genre : Fiction
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Toward the end of the Vietnam era, in a snug little Rhode Island seacoast town, wonderful powers have descended upon Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie, bewitching divorcées with sudden access to all that is female, fecund, and mysterious. Alexandra, a sculptor, summons thunderstorms; Jane, a cellist, floats on the air; and Sukie, the local gossip columnist, turns milk into cream. Their happy little coven takes on new, malignant life when a dark and moneyed stranger, Darryl Van Horne, refurbishes the long-derelict Lenox mansion and invites them in to play. Thenceforth scandal flits through the darkening, crooked streets of Eastwick—and through the even darker fantasies of the town’s collective psyche. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Tales Of The Old London Slum Complete Collection 4 Novels 30 Short Stories A Child Of The Jago To London Town Cunning Murrell The Hole In The Wall Tales Of Mean Streets Old Essex

Author : Arthur Morrison
ISBN : 9788026853596
Genre : Fiction
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This carefully crafted ebook: äóìTales of the Old London Slum äóñ Complete Collection: 4 Novels & 30+ Short Stories (A Child of the Jago, To London Town, Cunning Murrell, The Hole in the Wall, Tales of Mean Streets, Old Essexäó_)äó� is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Arthur Morrison (1863-1945) was an English writer and journalist known for his detective stories, featuring the detective Martin Hewitt, low-key, realistic, lower class answer to Sherlock Holmes. Martin Hewitt stories are similar in style to those of Conan Doyle, cleverly plotted and very amusing, while the character himself is a bit less arrogant and a bit more charming than Holmes. Morrison is also known for his realistic novels and stories about working-class life in London's East End. His best known work of fiction is his novel A Child of the Jago, a tale that recounts the brief life of a child growing up in the "Old Jago", a slum located between Shoreditch High Street and Bethnal Green Road in the East End of London. Table of Contents: Novels: A Child of the Jago To London Town Cunning Murrell The Hole in the Wall Short Stories: Tales of Mean Streets The Street Lizerunt Without Visible Means To Bow Bridge That Brute Simmons Behind the Shade Three Rounds In Business The Red Cow Group On the Stairs Squire Napper "A Poor Stick" A Conversion "All that Messuage" Divers Vanities Spotto's Reclamation A "Dead 'Un" The Disorder of the Bath His Tale of Bricks Teacher and Taught A Blot on St. Basil One More Unfortunate Ingrates at Bagshaw's Rhymer the Second Charlwood with a Number A Poor Bargain Statement of Edward Chaloner Lost Tommy Jepps The Legend of Lapwater Hall The Black Badger The Torn Heart

Dark Edge Of Honor

Author : Aleksandr Voinov
ISBN : 9781426892035
Genre : Fiction
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Sergei Stolkov is a faithful officer, though his deepest desires go against the Doctrine. A captain with the invading Coalition forces, he believes that self-sacrifice is the most heroic act and his own needs are only valid if they serve the state. Mike, an operative planted within Cirokko's rebels, has been ordered to seduce Sergei and pry from him the Coalition's military secrets. His mission is a success, but as he captures Sergei's heart, Mike is tempted by his own charade and falls in love. When the hostile natives of the planet Cirokko make their move, all seems lost. Can Mike and Sergei survive when the Coalition's internal affairs division takes an interest in what happened in the dusty mountains of Zasidka Pass…? 96,000 words

Alleged Witches

Author : Source Wikipedia
ISBN : 1157517471
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 99. Chapters: Joan of Arc, Veronica Franco, Elizabeth Woodville, Elizabeth B thory, Apuleius, Priscillian, Joan of Navarre, Queen of England, Antonina, Grace Sherwood, Francis Stewart, 5th Earl of Bothwell, Jacquetta of Luxembourg, Tituba, Fairy witch trials of Sicily, Karin M nsdotter, Helen Duncan, Biddy Early, Witch of Endor, Ingeborg of Denmark, Queen of France, Walter Langton, George Pickingill, Dolly Pentreath, Peter Stumpp, Moll Dyer, John Lambe, Eleanor, Duchess of Gloucester, Geske, Kirsten Munk, Countess Palatine Maria Eufrosyne of Zweibr cken, Janet Beaton, Margery Jourdemayne, "the Witch of Eye," Empress Xu, Ebba Brahe, Baal Shem of London, Anne Calthorpe, Mary Bradbury, Judith Catchpole, Eunice Cole, Rachel Clinton, Alice Kyteler, Maria Miloslavskaya, Jeanette Abadie, Lars Nilsson, Sarah Bibber, Gregory's Four Corners Burial Ground, B atrice de Planisoles, Margaret Matson, Empress Chen Jiao, Dorothy Good, Rodrigo Calder n, Count of Oliva, Ingrid Ylva, Isobel Gowdie, Johannes Junius, Mary Fisher, Mart n Ocelotl, John of Nottingham, Anna Phers nernas moder, Maria Temryukovna, Mary Bateman, Ann Austin, Consort Ban, Anna G ldi, Barbro Eriksdotter, Maria Sofia De la Gardie, Kryakutnoy, Jane Wenham, Fawza Falih, Henricus Eolenius, Mary Warren, Alexios Axouch, Anna Catharina von B rfelt, Anne Lykke, Hans Pauli, Brita Pipare, Empress Yin, Empress Song, Eric Clauesson, Consort Song, Catherine Cadi re, Barbara Zdunk, The Great Cat Massacre, Molly Leigh, Katharina Kepler, Florence Newton, Beinta Broberg, Anna Klemens, Jane Rebecca Yorke, Princess Duan, Anna Maria Schwegelin, Sigbrit Willoms, Heliodorus of Catania, Krystyna Ceynowa, Dummy, the Witch of Sible Hedingham, Rebecca Eames, Die Sagerin, Elizabeth Amadas, Isabella Gonzaga, Aglaonike, Dorte Jensdatter, Granny Boswell, Charles I, Count of Nevers, Ragnhild Tregag s, Mary W...

The Complete Works Of Arthur Morrison Including Martin Hewitt Detective Mysteries Sketches Of The Old London Slum Tales Of The Supernatural Illustrated

Author : Arthur Morrison
ISBN : 9788026853541
Genre : Fiction
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This carefully crafted ebook: äóìThe Complete Works of Arthur Morrison (Including Martin Hewitt Detective Mysteries, Sketches of the Old London Slum & Tales of the Supernatural) - Illustratedäó� is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Arthur Morrison (1863-1945) was an English author known for his detective stories, featuring the detective Martin Hewitt, realistic, lower class answer to Sherlock Holmes. Martin Hewitt stories are similar in style to those of Conan Doyle, cleverly plotted and very amusing, while the character himself is a bit less arrogant and a bit more charming than Holmes. Morrison is also known for his realistic novels and stories about working-class life in London's East End, A Child of the Jago being the best known. Table of Contents: Martin Hewitt Series: Martin Hewitt, Investigator The Lenton Croft Robberies The Loss of Sammy Crockett The Case of Mr. Foggatt The Case of the Dixon Torpedo The Quinton Jewel Affair The Stanway Cameo Mystery The Affair of the Tortoise Chronicles of Martin Hewitt The Ivy Cottage Mystery The Nicobar Bullion Case The Holford Will Case The Case of the Missing Hand The Case of Laker, Absconded The Case of the Lost Foreigner Adventures of Martin Hewitt The Affair of Mrs. Seton's Child The Case of Mr. Geldard's Elopement The Case of the Dead Skipper The Case of the "Flitterbat Lancers" The Case of the Late Mr. Rewse The Case of the Ward Lane Tabernacle The Red Triangle The Affair of Samuel's Diamonds The Case of Mr. Jacob Mason The Case of the Lever Key The Case of the Burnt Barn The Case of the Admiralty Code The Adventure of Channel Marsh Novels: A Child of the Jago To London Town Cunning Murrell The Hole in the Wall Short Stories: Tales of Mean Streets The Dorrington Deed Box The Green Eye of Goona (The Green Diamond) Divers Vanities Green Ginger Fiddle o' Dreams and More Uncollected Stories Other Works: The Shadows Around Us


Author : Vincent Virga
ISBN : 1555835848
Genre : Fiction
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"Gaywyck," the first gay gothic romance, treads firmly in beloved territory, both honoring it and reinventing it. Classic in style, Vincent Virga creates a world as authentic as anything penned by DuMaurier, retaining the creaking ancestral mansion and mysterious and brooding master of the manor, while replacing the traditional damsel in distress with the young and handsome Robert Whyte. Vincent Virga has been called "America's foremost picture editor." He has researched, edited, and designed picture sections for more than 150 books, including "Eyes of the Nation: A Visual History of the United States" and the full-length photo essay "The Eighties: Images of America." He is also the author of "A Comfortable Corner." He is working on a third novel, "Theatricals."

The Last Of The Mohicans

Author : James Fenimore Cooper
ISBN : 1853260495
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It is 1757. Across north-eastern America the armies of Britain and France struggle for ascendancy. Their conflict, however, overlays older struggles between nations of native Americans for possession of the same lands and between the native peoples and white colonisers. Through these layers of conflict Cooper threads a thrilling narrative, in which Cora and Alice Munro, daughters of a British commander on the front line of the colonial war, attempt to join their father. Thwarted by Magua, the sinister 'Indian runner', they find help in the person of Hawkeye, the white woodsman, and his companions, the Mohican Chingachgook and Uncas, his son, the last of his tribe. Cooper's novel is full of vivid incident- pursuits through wild terrain, skirmishes, treachery and brutality- but reflects also on the interaction between the colonists and the native peoples. Through the character of Hawkeye, Cooper raises lasting questions about the practises of the American frontier and the eclipse of the indigenous cultures.

An Archaeological History Of Indian Buddhism

Author : Lars Fogelin
ISBN : 9780199948239
Genre : Religion
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""Examines Indian Buddhism from its origins in c. 500 BCE, through its ascendance in the first millennium CE and subsequent decline in mainland South Asia by c. 1400 CE"--Provided by publisher"--

Murdering Ministers

Author : Lars Kaaber
ISBN : 9781443898430
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"Murdering Ministers" integrates everything worth knowing about Shakespeare’s "Macbeth" from four centuries of criticism and performances, stage as well as film, in a scene-by-scene close reading that provides the reader with an exhaustive knowledge of the play and answers questions that have captivated us for centuries. Did Burbage, the first Macbeth, enter on horseback? When does the idea of regicide first occur to the Macbeths? Why does Macbeth withhold part of the witches’ prophecy from his wife? Is Banquo honest? Did Shakespeare believe in witchcraft? Why is the play cursed? What has happened to the baby that Lady Macbeth has given suck? Answers to this and much more come from actors, critics, and directors of countless productions since 1606. Moreover, "Murdering Ministers" is an expedition into the historical context of "Macbeth": the politico-religious turmoil of Jacobean England. It is hardly a coincidence that Shakespeare’s play of regicide and witchcraft followed hard upon an assassination attempt on James I, author of a manual on black magic and how to detect it – but did the playwright mean to praise or to provoke his king with the Scottish Play? Finally, the book questions the tradition of the play as an exclusively sombre tragedy with all humour confined to the brief appearance of the porter in Act II. Macbeth is, in fact, full of hilarious dramatic irony rarely explored or exploited since the early 19th century. Although it may be a stretch to call it a comedy, there is plenty to laugh at. It wouldn’t be Shakespeare otherwise.

Performing The Renaissance Body

Author : Sidia Fiorato
ISBN : 9783110464481
Genre : Law
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The volume analyses the concept of the “body” in the Renaissance period and its articulations and interpretations both in the legal field and the theatre. The body emerges as a site of regulation, shaped by social and political ideologies and specific networks of power, as well as a site of resistance to the codification of individual identity and the medium for its re-assertion in strict connection to the concept of the juridical persona.

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