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A Tale of Time City

By Diana Wynne Jones
  • ISBN Code: : 0007439709
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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When Vivian is evacuated from London in 1939, she expects to be staying in the countryside. Instead, she is whisked away to Time City – a place that exists outside time and space.

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Contemporary life is caught in prisons of identity. Public, academic, and political discourses do not seem to be possible without circling around the topos of identity, thereby creating an illusion of uniqueness, separation, difference, and conflict. By studying the relationship between the Moroccan city of Tangiers and the British overseas territory of Gibraltar, Dieter Haller shows how cross-boundary experiences, practices, and identifications create a sense of neighborhood beyond official discourses. Across the Straits of Gibraltar, local and regional relationships in different fields such as kinship, economy, and culture provide resources for post-Brexit common action and a future beyond the prison of identity.

Science Fact and Science Fiction

By Brian Stableford
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135923736
  • Total of Pages : 576
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 630
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Science fiction is a literary genre based on scientific speculation. Works of science fiction use the ideas and the vocabulary of all sciences to create valid narratives that explore the future effects of science on events and human beings. Science Fact and Science Fiction examines in one volume how science has propelled science-fiction and, to a lesser extent, how science fiction has influenced the sciences. Although coverage will discuss the science behind the fiction from the Classical Age to the present, focus is naturally on the 19th century to the present, when the Industrial Revolution and spectacular progress in science and technology triggered an influx of science-fiction works speculating on the future. As scientific developments alter expectations for the future, the literature absorbs, uses, and adapts such contextual visions. The goal of the Encyclopedia is not to present a catalog of sciences and their application in literary fiction, but rather to study the ongoing flow and counterflow of influences, including how fictional representations of science affect how we view its practice and disciplines. Although the main focus is on literature, other forms of science fiction, including film and video games, are explored and, because science is an international matter, works from non-English speaking countries are discussed as needed.

A Tale of Two Cities

By Charles Dickens
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101043679
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 366
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The French Revolution comes to vivid life in Charles Dickens's famous novel about the best of times and the worst of times... The storming of the Bastille…the death carts with their doomed human cargo…the swift drop of the guillotine blade—this is the French Revolution that Charles Dickens vividly captures in his famous work A Tale of Two Cities. With dramatic eloquence, he brings to life a time of terror and treason, a starving people rising in frenzy and hate to overthrow a corrupt and decadent regime. With insight and compassion, Dickens casts his novel of unforgettable scenes with some memorable characters: the sinister Madame Defarge, knitting her patterns of death; the gentle Lucie Manette, unswerving in her devotion to her broken father; Charles Darnay, the lover with a secret past; and dissolute Sydney Carton, whose unlikely heroism gives his life meaning. With an Introduction by Frederick Busch and an Afterword by A. N. Wilson

Selected works of Charles Dickens: A Tale Of Two Cities, A Christmas Carol , Oliver Twist

By Charles Dickens
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  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 2369
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 494
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Selected works of Charles Dickens from the series "Best of the Best" is the book that everyone should read to understand themselves and each other. The authors and works for this book series were selected, as a result of numerous studies, analysis of the texts over the past 100 years and the demand for readers. It must be read in order to understand the world around us, its history, to recognize the heroes, to understand the winged expressions and jokes that come from these literary works. Reading these books will mean the discovery of a world of self-development and self-expression for each person. These books have been around for decades, and sometimes centuries, for the time they recreate, the values they teach, the point of view, or simply the beauty of words. This volume of the Best of the Best series includes famous works • Great Expectations • David Copperfield • Oliver Twist • Bleak House • A Tale Of Two Cities • A Christmas Carol • Our Mutual Friend • Little Dorrit • The Pickwick Papers

双城记(A Tale of Two Cities)

By (英)查尔斯·狄更斯(Dickens C.)著
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  • Publisher : BEIJING BOOK CO. INC.
  • Book Code : 7500122047
  • Total of Pages : 482
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 338
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《双城记》是世界伟大的批判现实主义杰作之一,也是英国文豪狄更斯作品中故事情节 曲折惊险、惊心动魄的小说之一。小说以18世纪的法国大革命为背景,故事中将巴黎、伦敦两个大城市连结起来,叙述梅尼特医生一家充满了爱与冒险的遭遇,中间穿插了贵族的残暴、人民的愤怒、审判间谍……

A Tale of two Cities and The Prince

By Charles Dickens and Niccolo Machiavelli
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  • Publisher : Fusion Books
  • Book Code : 9354862829
  • Total of Pages : 690
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 179
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A Tale of two Cities Charles Dickens, the author was an English writer, journalist, editor and social critic. His famous plays are - A Tale of two cities', 'No Thorough fare, The Frozen Deep. A Tale of Two Cities is an historical novel. It narrates the story of the French Doctor Manette and his 18-year-long imprisonment in Paris. When he released from his imprisonment he left for London. The two cities are in London only. Actually the first plot deals with the rebirth of Dr. Manette and about those situations and reasons for French Revolution by the lower classes and the Reign of Terror. The author asserts his belief in the possibility of transformation. The Prince ‘The Prince’ is basically a political treatise and a sort of guide for new princes and royals. It was published five years after Niccolo’s death. When he was alive, there were some controversy in his book. It was published only after seeking permission from the Medici pope Clement VII. The Prince is one of the best works of modern political philosophy, in which truth is highlighted rather than any abstract ideas or incidences. The beauty of the text is that it has a recognizable structure and author has indicated himself in most of the portions. The book narrates mostly about princedoms. That too about hereditary princedoms.