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A Curious Beginning

By Deanna Raybourn
  • ISBN Code: : 0698198204
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
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The New York Times bestselling author of the Lady Julia Grey mysteries returns once more to Victorian England and introduces intrepid adventuress Veronica Speedwell.... London, 1887. After burying her spinster aunt, orphaned Veronica Speedwell is free to resume her world travels in pursuit of scientific inquiry—and the occasional romantic dalliance. As familiar with hunting butterflies as with fending off admirers, Veronica intends to embark upon the journey of a lifetime. But fate has other plans when Veronica thwarts her own attempted abduction with the help of an enigmatic German baron, who offers her sanctuary in the care of his friend Stoker, a reclusive and bad-tempered natural historian. But before the baron can reveal what he knows of the plot against her, he is found murdered—leaving Veronica and Stoker on the run from an elusive assailant as wary partners in search of the villainous truth.

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#1 New York Times bestselling author and Oscar–winning producer Brian Grazer has written a brilliantly entertaining and eye-opening exploration of curiosity and the life-changing effects it can have on every person’s life. From Academy Award–winning producer Brian Grazer, New York Times bestseller A Curious Mind offers a brilliant peek into the “curiosity conversations” that inspired him to create some of the world’s most iconic movies and television shows. He shows how curiosity has been the “secret” that fueled his rise as one of Hollywood’s leading producers and creative visionaries, and how all of us can channel its power to lead bigger and more rewarding lives. Grazer has spent most of his life exploring curiosity through what he terms “curiosity conversations” with some of the most interesting people in the world, including spies, royals, scientists, politicians, moguls, Nobel laureates, artists…anyone whose story might broaden his worldview. These discussions sparked the creative inspiration behind many of his movies and TV shows, including Splash, 24, A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, Arrested Development, 8 Mile, J. Edgar, Empire, and many others. A Curious Mind is not only a fascinating page-turner—it also offers a blueprint for how we can awaken our own curiosity and use it as a superpower in our lives. Whether you’re looking to strengthen your management style at work, uncover a new source of creativity, or become a better romantic partner, this book—and its lessons on the power of curiosity—can change your life.

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty

By James Thurber
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 1443435619
  • Total of Pages : 12
  • Category : Fiction
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Walter Mitty, a mild-mannered forty-year-old man, drives into Connecticut with his wife for their weekly shopping trip. Tired of his drab, schedule-driven life, Walter escapes into five elaborate daydreams, and finally becomes the hero he always hoped to be. “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” was originally published in a 1939 issue of The New Yorker. It is considered to be an American classic, and author James Thurber’s masterpiece. It has been adapted for film, first in 1947, and most recently for the 2013 feature film starring Ben Stiller and Kristen Wiig. HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short stories collection to build your digital library.

The Romances of John Fowles

By Simon Loveday
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1349178713
  • Total of Pages : 174
  • Category : Fiction
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A Treacherous Curse

By Deanna Raybourn
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0698198409
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 470
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Members of an Egyptian expedition fall victim to an ancient mummy’s curse in this thrilling Veronica Speedwell novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the Lady Julia Grey mysteries. London, 1888. As colorful and unfettered as the butterflies she collects, Victorian adventuress Veronica Speedwell can’t resist the allure of an exotic mystery—particularly one involving her enigmatic colleague, Stoker. His former expedition partner has vanished from an archaeological dig with a priceless diadem unearthed from the newly discovered tomb of an Egyptian princess. This disappearance is just the latest in a string of unfortunate events that have plagued the controversial expedition, and rumors abound that the curse of the vengeful princess has been unleashed as the shadowy figure of Anubis himself stalks the streets of London. But the perils of an ancient curse are not the only challenges Veronica must face as sordid details and malevolent enemies emerge from Stoker’s past. Caught in a tangle of conspiracies and threats—and thrust into the public eye by an enterprising new foe—Veronica must separate facts from fantasy to unravel a web of duplicity that threatens to cost Stoker everything...

Jewish Education and Learning

By Glenda Abramson,Tudor Parfitt
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 0429647492
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 210
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First published in 1994. This volume, dedicated to Dr David Patterson, founding President of the Oxford Centre for Postgraduate Hebrew Studies, takes as its theme Jewish education and learning throughout the ages. But it is the ‘Academy’ - interpreted here to mean an institution of Judaic scholarship - which dominates this collection of essays. For almost three thousand years centres of Jewish learning have flourished in many parts of the world. This volume discusses these institutions from biblical times to the present. From the time of the Mishnaic Academy at Yavneh, established in the first century CE, the academies were more than schools of higher religious education. They incorporated rational analysis of the scriptures, the natural sciences and other secular studies. Some of the most celebrated academies, such as those in Cairo and Tunisia, and later in the Iberian Peninsula were of a very high intellectual order, sometimes superior to the great Christian universities. It was at these institutions that the great Jewish legal and literary works were written and completed. This collection of essays has been written by outstanding scholars who have been associated with David Patterson and the Oxford Centre. The essays explore the nature and function of the ‘Jewish Academies' in the broadest sense, the leading personalities associated with them and their social, cultural and moral effect on the Jewish communities of their day.

Delphi Complete Works of Edgar Wallace (Illustrated)

By Edgar Wallace
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  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 19978
  • Category : Fiction
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One of the most prolific writers of the twentieth century, Edgar Wallace was an immensely popular author, who created exciting thrillers spiced with tales of treacherous crooks and hard-boiled detectives. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete fictional works of Edgar Wallace, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 2) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Wallace's life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * ALL 126 novels and ALL with individual contents tables * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Many works are fully illustrated with their original artwork * Rare story collections, fully indexed * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry and the short stories * Includes Wallace’s first book, the scarce poetry collection THE MISSION THAT FAILED, appearing here for the first time in digital publishing * Easily locate the poems or short stories you want to read * Includes a selection of Wallace's rare non-fiction * Features the seminal biography written by Wallace’s close friend, collaborator and secretary Robert G. Curtis - discover Wallace's literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: Four Just Men Series THE FOUR JUST MEN (1905) THE COUNCIL OF JUSTICE (1908) THE JUST MEN OF CORDOVA (1917) THE LAW OF THE FOUR JUST MEN (1921) THE THREE JUST MEN (1926) AGAIN THE THREE JUST MEN (1929) Smithy and Nobby Series SMITHY (1905) ARMY REFORM OPINIONS OF PRIVATE SMITH (1906) SMITHY ABROAD (1909) SMITHY AND THE HUN (1915) NOBBY (1916) SMITHY, NOBBY & CO. (1904-1918) Detective Sgt. Elk Series THE NINE BEARS (1910) THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE FROG (1925) THE JOKER (1926) THE TWISTER (1928) THE INDIA-RUBBER MEN (1929) WHITE FACE (1930) SILINSKI - MASTER CRIMINAL (1930) Mr. J. G. Reeder Series ROOM 13 (1924) THE MIND OF MR. J. G. REEDER (1925) TERROR KEEP (1927) RED ACES (1929) THE GUV’NOR AND OTHER SHORT STORIES (1932) Educated Evans Series EDUCATED EVANS (1924) MORE EDUCATED EVANS (1926) GOOD EVANS (1927) African Novels SANDERS OF THE RIVER (1911) THE PEOPLE OF THE RIVER (1911) THE RIVER OF STARS (1913) BOSAMBO OF THE RIVER (1914) BONES (1915) THE KEEPERS OF THE KING’S PEACE (1917) LIEUTENANT BONES (1918) BONES IN LONDON (1921) SANDI THE KINGMAKER (1922) BONES OF THE RIVER (1923) SANDERS (1926) AGAIN SANDERS (1928) Crime Novels ANGEL ESQUIRE (1908) THE FOURTH PLAGUE (1913) GREY TIMOTHY (1913) THE MAN WHO BOUGHT LONDON (1915) THE MELODY OF DEATH (1915) A DEBT DISCHARGED (1916) THE TOMB OF T’SIN (1916) THE SECRET HOUSE (1917) THE CLUE OF THE TWISTED CANDLE (1918) DOWN UNDER DONOVAN (1918) THE MAN WHO KNEW (1918) THE STRANGE LAPSES OF LARRY LOMAN (1918) THE GREEN RUST (1919) KATE PLUS TEN (1919) THE DAFFODIL MYSTERY (1920) JACK O’JUDGMENT (1920) THE ANGEL OF TERROR (1922) THE CRIMSON CIRCLE (1922) MR. JUSTICE MAXELL (1922) THE VALLEY OF GHOSTS (1922) CAPTAINS OF SOULS (1923) THE CLUE OF THE NEW PIN (1923) THE GREEN ARCHER (1923) THE MISSING MILLION (1923) THE DARK EYES OF LONDON (1924) DOUBLE DAN (1924) THE FACE IN THE NIGHT (1924) THE SINISTER MAN (1924) THE THREE OAK MYSTERY (1924) THE BLUE HAND (1925) THE DAUGHTERS OF THE NIGHT (1925) THE GAUNT STRANGER (1925) A KING BY NIGHT (1925) THE STRANGE COUNTESS (1925) THE AVENGER (1926) THE BLACK ABBOT (1926) THE DAY OF UNITING (1926) THE DOOR WITH SEVEN LOCKS (1926) THE MAN FROM MOROCCO (1926) THE MILLION DOLLAR STORY (1926) THE ROAD TO LONDON (1926) THE NORTHING TRAMP (1926) PENELOPE OF THE POLYANTHA (1926) THE SQUARE EMERALD (1926) THE TERRIBLE PEOPLE (1926) WE SHALL SEE! (1926) THE YELLOW SNAKE (1926) THE BIG FOOT (1927) THE FEATHERED SERPENT (1927) FLAT 2 (1927) THE FORGER (1927) THE HAND OF POWER (1927) THE MAN WHO WAS NOBODY (1927) NUMBER SIX (1927) THE SQUEAKER (1927) THE TRAITOR’S GATE (1927) THE DOUBLE (1928) THE FLYING SQUAD (1928) THE THIEF IN THE NIGHT (1928) THE GUNNER (1928) FOUR SQUARE JANE (1929) THE GOLDEN HADES (1929) THE GREEN RIBBON (1929) THE CALENDAR (1930) THE CLUE OF THE SILVER KEY (1930) THE LADY OF ASCOT (1930) THE DEVIL MAN (1931) THE MAN AT THE CARLTON (1931) THE COAT OF ARMS (1931) ON THE SPOT: VIOLENCE AND MURDER IN CHICAGO (1931) WHEN THE GANGS CAME TO LONDON (1932) THE FRIGHTENED LADY (1933) THE GREEN PACK (1933) THE MAN WHO CHANGED HIS NAME (1935) THE MOUTHPIECE (1935) SMOKY CELL (1935) THE TABLE (1936) SANCTUARY ISLAND (1936) Other Novels CAPTAIN TATHAM OF TATHAM ISLAND (1909) THE DUKE IN THE SUBURBS (1909) PRIVATE SELBY (1912) “1925”: THE STORY OF A FATAL PEACE (1915) THOSE FOLK OF BULBORO (1918) THE BOOK OF ALL POWER (1921) FLYING FIFTY-FIVE (1922) THE BOOKS OF BART (1923) BARBARA ON HER OWN (1926) Short Story Collections Too many to list - please visit www.delphiclassics.com to see the full list The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER Poetry Collections THE MISSION THAT FAILED (1898) WAR AND OTHER POEMS (1900) WRIT IN BARRACKS (1900) The Poems LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Non-Fiction REPORTS FROM THE BOER WAR (1901) THE STANDARD HISTORY OF THE WAR (1914) KITCHENER’S ARMY AND THE TERRITORIAL FORCES (1915) THE GREAT BANK OF ENGLAND FRAUDS (1924) THE TRIAL OF THE SEDDONS (1924) THE SECRET OF THE MOAT FARM (1924) THE MURDER ON YARMOUTH SANDS (1924) HERBERT ARMSTRONG – POISONER (1924) THIS ENGLAND (1927) The Autobiography PEOPLE (1926) The Biography EDGAR WALLACE — EACH WAY (1932) by Robert G. Curtis Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

Practicing Midrash

By F. Timothy Moore
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1532645481
  • Total of Pages : 238
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 615
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Have you ever been puzzled by contradictions in the Bible? Or wondered why there are four Gospels, three sets of Ten Commandments, or two creation stories at the beginning of Genesis? Beginning with the first pages of Genesis, the Bible tells most of its stories through multiple versions, which contain both similarities and disagreements. The inherent arguments in Scripture did not seem to bother the Jewish faith. A practice called midrash developed in Judaism sometime before the days of Jesus. Rabbis and scholars sparred over opposing passages, developed theological arguments, and filled gaps in biblical stories with their own understandings. This book will use the threefold prayer of St. John of the Cross to allow the divergent voices in Scripture to speak and practice midrash with each other, enabling the reader to join the conversation. The contradictions and arguments have a divine purpose. Not only did they prompt the Bible's evolution over hundreds of years, but have enabled it to remain a living word for thousands of years. This pluralism in the Bible is good news for the faithful living in a multi-cultural, pluralistic age.

Seeing Double

By Françoise Meltzer
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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Book Code : 0226519872
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 179
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The poet Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867) has been labeled the very icon of modernity, the scribe of the modern city, and an observer of an emerging capitalist culture. Seeing Double reconsiders this iconic literary figure and his fraught relationship with the nineteenth-century world by examining the way in which he viewed the increasing dominance of modern life. In doing so, it revises some of our most common assumptions about the unresolved tensions that emerged in Baudelaire’s writing during a time of political and social upheaval. Françoise Meltzer argues that Baudelaire did not simply describe the contradictions of modernity; instead, his work embodied and recorded them, leaving them unresolved and often less than comprehensible. Baudelaire’s penchant for looking simultaneously backward to an idealized past and forward to an anxious future, while suspending the tension between them, is part of what Meltzer calls his “double vision”—a way of seeing that produces encounters that are doomed to fail, poems that can’t advance, and communications that always seem to falter. In looking again at the poet and his work, Seeing Double helps to us to understand the prodigious transformations at stake in the writing of modern life.

Trans-Appalachian Frontier, Third Edition

By Malcolm J. Rohrbough
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  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Book Code : 0253000106
  • Total of Pages : 696
  • Category : History
  • Members : 309
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The first American frontier lay just beyond the Appalachian Mountains and along the Gulf Coast. Here, successive groups of pioneers built new societies and developed new institutions to cope with life in the wilderness. In this thorough revision of his classic account, Malcolm J. Rohrbough tells the dramatic story of these men and women from the first Kentucky settlements to the closing of the frontier. Rohrbough divides his narrative into major time periods designed to establish categories of description and analysis, presenting case studies that focus on the county, the town, the community, and the family, as well as politics and urbanization. He also addresses Spanish, French, and Native American traditions and the anomalous presence of African slaves in the making of this story.

The Complete Works of Edgar Wallace

By Edgar Wallace
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8026840720
  • Total of Pages : 5100
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 111
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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Works of Edgar Wallace" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Contents: Edgar Wallace — Each Way (Biography) Screenplay: King Kong African Novels: Sanders of the River The People of the River The River of Stars Bosambo of the River Bones The Keepers of the King's Peace Lieutenant Bones Bones in London Sandi the Kingmaker Bones of the River Sanders Again Sanders P.-C. Lee Series Four Just Men Series: The Four Just Men The Council of Justice The Just Men of Cordova The Law of the Four Just Men The Three Just Men Again the Three Just Men The Earl of Nowhere Series Mr. J. G. Reeder Series: Room 13 The Mind of Mr. J. G. Reeder Terror Keep Red Aces The Guv'nor and Other Short Stories Detective Sgt. Elk Series: The Nine Bears Silinski - Master Criminal The Fellowship of the Frog The Joker The Twister The India-Rubber Men White Face Educated Evans Series: Educated Evans More Educated Evans Good Evans Smithy Series: Smithy Army Reform Opinions of Private Smith Smithy Aboard Smithy and the Hun Nobby or Smithy's Friend Nobby Smithy, Nobby & Co. True Crime Stories The Secret of the Moat Farm The Murder on Yarmouth Sands The Great Bank of England Frauds The Trial of the Seddons Herbert Armstrong - Poisoner The Suburban Lothario Crime Novels: Angel Esquire The Fourth Plague or Red Hand Grey Timothy or Pallard the Punter The Man who Bought London The Melody of Death A Debt Discharged The Tomb of T'Sin The Secret House The Clue of the Twisted Candle Down under Donovan The Man who Knew The Green Rust Kate Plus Ten The Daffodil Murder Jack O'Judgment The Angel of Terror The Crimson Circle Take-A-Chance Anderson The Valley of Ghosts Captains of Souls The Clue of the New Pin The Green Archer The Missing Million The Croakers Double Dan The Face in the Night The Sinister Man The Three Oak Mystery The Blue Hand or Beyond Recall The Daughters of the Night The Ringer ...

EDGAR WALLACE Ultimate Collection: Crime Novels, Detective Stories, Historical Works, True Crime Accounts, Poetry & Memoirs (Complete Edition)

By Edgar Wallace
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8075830059
  • Total of Pages : 22681
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 474
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Musaicum Press presents to you an ultimate Edgar Wallace collection, formatted to the highest digital standard and adjusted for readability on all devices. This meticulously edited collection contains over 90 crime novels, including famous action adventure series, short stories, true crime tales and much more from incomparable Edgar Wallace: Edgar Wallace — Each Way (Biography) Screenplay: King Kong True Crime Stories: The Secret of the Moat Farm The Murder on Yarmouth Sands The Great Bank of England Frauds The Trial of the Seddons Herbert Armstrong - Poisoner The Suburban Lothario Crime Novels: Angel Esquire The Fourth Plague or Red Hand Grey Timothy or Pallard the Punter The Man who Bought London The Melody of Death A Debt Discharged The Tomb of T'Sin The Secret House The Clue of the Twisted Candle Down under Donovan The Man who Knew The Green Rust Kate Plus Ten The Daffodil Murder Jack O'Judgment The Angel of Terror The Crimson Circle Take-A-Chance Anderson The Valley of Ghosts Captains of Souls The Clue of the New Pin… The Green Archer The Missing Million The Croakers Double Dan The Face in the Night The Sinister Man The Three Oak Mystery The Blue Hand or Beyond Recall The Daughters of the Night The Ringer Detective Sgt. Elk Series: The Nine Bears Silinski - Master Criminal The Fellowship of the Frog The Joker The Twister The India-Rubber Men White Face P.-C. Lee Series Four Just Men Series: The Four Just Men The Council of Justice The Just Men of Cordova The Law of the Four Just Men The Three Just Men Again the Three Just Men The Earl of Nowhere Series African Novels: Sanders of the River The People of the River The River of Stars Bosambo of the River Bones The Keepers of the King's Peace Lieutenant Bones Bones in London Sandi the Kingmaker Bones of the River Sanders Again Sanders Mr. J. G. Reeder Series: Room 13 The Mind of Mr. J. G.

The Council of Justice

By Edgar Wallace
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 115
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 276
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"The Council of Justice" by Edgar Wallace. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.