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Another Faust

By Daniel Nayeri,Dina Nayeri
  • ISBN Code: : 0763651567
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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A devilish debut by a brother-sister team invites us into the world of the elite Marlowe School, where some gifted students are having a hell of a year. (Age 14 and up) One night, in cities all across Europe, five children vanish -- only to appear, years later, at an exclusive New York party with a strange and elegant governess. Rumor and mystery follow the Faust teenagers to the city’s most prestigious high school, where they soar to suspicious heights with the help of their benefactor’s extraordinary "gifts." But as the students claw their way up -- reading minds, erasing scenes, stopping time, stealing power, seducing with artificial beauty -- they start to suffer the sideeffects of their own addictions. And as they make further deals with the devil, they uncover secrets more shocking than their most unforgivable sins. At once chilling and wickedly satirical, this contemporary reimagining of the Faustian bargain is a compelling tale of ambition, consequences, and ultimate redemption.

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"Faust" is a play in two parts by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, considered the greatest work of German literature and Goethe's magnum opus. It consists of two parts written mainly in verse. The plot is based on a classic German legend about the historical personage Johann Georg Faust. The erudite Faust is very successful yet dissatisfied with his life. He decides to make a pact with the Devil, exchanging his soul for unlimited knowledge and worldly pleasures. Goethe's work describes the tragedy of Faust's soul and different social phenomena such as psychology, history, and politics.

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The Plot

By Jean Hanff Korelitz
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  • Publisher : Celadon Books
  • Book Code : 1250790743
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 233
  • Pdf File: the-plot.pdf

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** NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! ** The Tonight Show Summer Reads Winner ** A New York Times Notable Book of 2021 ** "Insanely readable." —Stephen King Hailed as "breathtakingly suspenseful," Jean Hanff Korelitz’s The Plot is a propulsive read about a story too good not to steal, and the writer who steals it. Jacob Finch Bonner was once a promising young novelist with a respectably published first book. Today, he’s teaching in a third-rate MFA program and struggling to maintain what’s left of his self-respect; he hasn’t written—let alone published—anything decent in years. When Evan Parker, his most arrogant student, announces he doesn’t need Jake’s help because the plot of his book in progress is a sure thing, Jake is prepared to dismiss the boast as typical amateur narcissism. But then . . . he hears the plot. Jake returns to the downward trajectory of his own career and braces himself for the supernova publication of Evan Parker’s first novel: but it never comes. When he discovers that his former student has died, presumably without ever completing his book, Jake does what any self-respecting writer would do with a story like that—a story that absolutely needs to be told. In a few short years, all of Evan Parker’s predictions have come true, but Jake is the author enjoying the wave. He is wealthy, famous, praised and read all over the world. But at the height of his glorious new life, an e-mail arrives, the first salvo in a terrifying, anonymous campaign: You are a thief, it says. As Jake struggles to understand his antagonist and hide the truth from his readers and his publishers, he begins to learn more about his late student, and what he discovers both amazes and terrifies him. Who was Evan Parker, and how did he get the idea for his “sure thing” of a novel? What is the real story behind the plot, and who stole it from whom?

A Study Guide for Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's "Faust"

By Gale, Cengage
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  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Book Code : 0028670892
  • Total of Pages : 26
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 108
  • Pdf File: a-study-guide-for-johann-wolfgang-von-goethe-s-faust.pdf

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A Study Guide for Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's "Faust", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama for Students for all of your research needs.

Another Episode S / 0 (light novel)

By Yukito Ayatsuji
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  • Publisher : Yen Press LLC
  • Book Code : 0316394157
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 363
  • Pdf File: another-episode-s-0.pdf

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Summer, 1998. Mei Misaki, age fifteen, has gone with her family to their seaside vacation home. There she meets the ghost of Teruya Sakaki, her classmate from Yomiyama North Middle School Class 3-3 who, like Mei, witnessed the mysterious events that had transpired at the school. There begins an adventure of memory and mystery as they search for the ghost's body and his memories alike.

The Gothic Byron

By Peter Cochran
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 1443802484
  • Total of Pages : 205
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 351
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The Gothic Byron examines in detail the Gothic element in Byron’s work, arguing that it has traditionally been undervalued. It looks closely at his reading in the novels of Ann Radcliffe, Monk Lewis, and Charlotte Dacre, and then discusses the Gothic elements in his Turkish Tales, plays, and satirical poetry, ending with two essays on Don Juan. Further essays explore the indebtedness of several European and English writers, including Charlotte and Emily Brontë, to the Gothic element in Byron’s poetry.

Leon Blum

By Joel Colton
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  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Book Code : 0307830896
  • Total of Pages : 576
  • Category : History
  • Members : 139
  • Pdf File: leon-blum.pdf

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John Colton is a meticulous researcher and a fine craftsman. In his political biography of Leon Blum, these two qualities are beautiully blended; none of the available evidence appears to have been over looked, and the enormous mass of variegated material has been transmuted in a polished, richly tapestried, and absorbing narrative.

The Suicide Club

By Andrew Williams
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  • Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton
  • Book Code : 1848545878
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 186
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For all readers of Robert Harris, William Boyd and John le Carre, The Suicide Club is a First World War spy thriller set in Occupied Belgium in 1917, and tells the dark, disturbing and untold story of the shadow espionage battle fought behind the lines. Andrew Williams is 'in the front rank of English thriller writers' (Daily Mail) and his novels possess 'a richness of characterisation and intelligence that few thrillers can match' (Sunday Times). August 1917. Britain is mired in bloody stalemate on the Western Front and questions are being asked in government about the leadership of the army. Soldier spy Sandy Innes is summoned from his undercover work in Belgium by the new Secret Service to investigate. Officially transferred to Field Marshal Haig's headquarters in France to prepare agents for the next big push, his secret mission is to spy on Haig's intelligence chiefs. At GHQ, no one is interested in Innes's inside knowledge. Instead, he is attached to an advance assault group dubbed 'The Suicide Club'. His fellow intelligence officers have little faith in the top secret information being fed to Haig by their superior, and as Innes digs deeper he begins to suspect treachery. The stakes could not be higher: the fate of hundreds of thousands of British soldiers. In a tense race against time, against the background of political machinations in government and at GHQ, Innes must survive membership of The Suicide Club, and then risk all by going back behind enemy lines to uncover the truth.

Victorian Noon

By Carl Dawson
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  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Book Code : 1421437228
  • Total of Pages : 290
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 898
  • Pdf File: victorian-noon.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In bringing together materials that have often been seen as disparate and unrelated and by suggesting new literary and ideological relationships, Carl Dawson has written a book to inform almost any reader, whether scholar of Victorian literature or lover of Dicken's novels.

Historical Dictionary of German Theater

By William Grange
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1442250208
  • Total of Pages : 484
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 164
  • Pdf File: historical-dictionary-of-german-theater.pdf

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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of German Theater covers German theater’s history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography.

Encyclopedia of Time

By H. James Birx
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  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Book Code : 1506319939
  • Total of Pages : 1632
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 532
  • Pdf File: encyclopedia-of-time.pdf

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"With a strong interdisciplinary approach to a subject that does not lend itself easily to the reference format, this work may not seem to support directly academic programs beyond general research, but it is a more thorough and up-to-date treatment than Taylor and Francis's 1994 Encyclopedia of Time. Highly recommended." —Library Journal STARRED Review Surveying the major facts, concepts, theories, and speculations that infuse our present comprehension of time, the Encyclopedia of Time: Science, Philosophy, Theology, & Culture explores the contributions of scientists, philosophers, theologians, and creative artists from ancient times to the present. By drawing together into one collection ideas from scholars around the globe and in a wide range of disciplines, this Encyclopedia will provide readers with a greater understanding of and appreciation for the elusive phenomenon experienced as time. Features Surveys historical thought about time, including those ideas that emerged in ancient Greece, early Christianity, the Italian Renaissance, the Age of Enlightenment, and other periods Covers the original and lasting insights of evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin, physicist Albert Einstein, philosopher Alfred North Whitehead, and theologian Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Discusses the significance of time in the writings of Isaac Asimov, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Fyodor M. Dostoevsky, Francesco Petrarch, H. G. Wells, and numerous other authors Contains the contributions of naturalists and religionists, including astronomers, cosmologists, physicists, chemists, geologists, paleontologists, anthropologists, psychologists, philosophers, and theologians Includes artists' portrayals of the fluidity of time, including painter Salvador Dali's The Persistence of Memory and The Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus, and writers Gustave Flaubert's The Temptation of Saint Anthony and Henryk Sienkiewicz's Quo Vadis Provides a truly interdisciplinary approach, with discussions of Aztec, Buddhist, Christian, Egyptian, Ethiopian, Hindu, Islamic, Navajo, and many other cultures' conceptions of time Key Themes Biography Biology/Evolution Culture/History Geology/Paleontology Philosophy Physics/Chemistry Psychology/Literature Religion/Theology Theories/Concepts

The Eterna Files

By Leanna Renee Hieber
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  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Book Code : 1466829257
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 964
  • Pdf File: the-eterna-files.pdf

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London, 1882: Queen Victoria appoints Harold Spire of the Metropolitan Police to Special Branch Division Omega. Omega is to secretly investigate paranormal and supernatural events and persons. Spire, a skeptic driven to protect the helpless and see justice done, is the perfect man to lead the department, which employs scholars and scientists, assassins and con men, and a traveling circus. Spire's chief researcher is Rose Everhart, who believes fervently that there is more to the world than can be seen by mortal eyes. Their first mission: find the Eterna Compound, which grants immortality. Catastrophe destroyed the hidden laboratory in New York City where Eterna was developed, but the Queen is convinced someone escaped—and has a sample of Eterna. Also searching for Eterna is an American, Clara Templeton, who helped start the project after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln nearly destroyed her nation. Haunted by the ghost of her beloved, she is determined that the Eterna Compound—and the immortality it will convey—will be controlled by the United States, not Great Britain. The Eterna Files series The Eterna Files Eterna and Omega The Eterna Solution At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.