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Bay Of Souls

By Robert Stone
  • ISBN Code: : 0547526768
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
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Robert Stone’s remarkable novel is a psychological thriller of razor-sharp intensity: mysterious, erotic, and deeply readable. Michael Ahearn, a professor at a rural college, sheds his comfortable assumptions when he becomes obsessed with a new faculty member from the Caribbean, Lara Purcell. An expert in Third World politics, Lara is seductive, dangerous — and in thrall, she claims, to a voodoo spirit who has taken possession of her soul. Impassioned and determined, Michael pursues Lara to her native island of St. Trinity, heedless of the political upheaval there. Together they desperately attempt to reclaim all that Lara has lost. Yet island intrigue ensnares them. Lara sacrifices herself to ritual and superstition. Michael is caught unawares in a high-stakes smuggling scheme. In his feverish state of mind, the world becomes an ever-shifting phantasmagoria. He is, himself, possessed. In Bay of Souls, readers will recognize the trademarks of Stone’s greatest fiction: the American embroiled in Third World corruption, the diplomats and covert operatives, the idealists and opportunists. Yet here the author’s sights are set inward, to a place where politics is superfluous, experience unreliable. Never before has Stone probed so powerfully the psychological depths of one man’s mind. What he finds there defies expectations.

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A landmark late-twentieth century pictorial archive that beautifully chronicles, in illuminating detail, fifty important American artists and writers in place: Edward Albee, John Chamberlain, Annie Dillard, John Hersey, Carl Hiaasen, Elmore Leonard, Roy Lichtensein, Alison Lurie, William Manchester, James Merrill, John D. MacDonald, James A. Michener, Jules Olitski, Robert Rauschenberg, Larry Rivers, James Rosenquist, Isaac B. Singer, and Joy Williams, among others. Book jacket.

THE LOST WORLD - 40 Books Collection: King Solomon's Mines, A Journey to the Centre of the Earth, New Atlantis, The Man Who Would be King, The Land That Time Forgot, Lost Horizon and many more

By Arthur Conan Doyle,Jules Verne,Henry Rider Haggard,Rudyard Kipling,Plato,Edgar Rice Burroughs,H. P. Lovecraft,Edward Bulwer-Lytton,James Hilton,Edgar Allan Poe,Jonathan Swift,Francis Bacon,Abraham Merritt,William Scott-Elliot,James Churchward
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8026851994
  • Total of Pages : 1980
  • Category : Fiction
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This carefully crafted ebook: “THE LOST WORLD - 40 Books Collection: King Solomon's Mines, A Journey to the Centre of the Earth, New Atlantis, The Man Who Would be King, The Land That Time Forgot, Lost Horizon and many more” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: The Lost World (Arthur Conan Doyle) A Journey to the Centre of the Earth (Jules Verne) The Mysterious Island The Man Who Would Be King (Rudyard Kipling) At the Mountains of Madness (H. P. Lovecraft) King Solomon's Mines (Henry Rider Haggard) She: A History of Adventure The People of the Mist When the World Shook The Yellow God The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket (Edgar Allan Poe) Lost Horizon (James Hilton) The Moon Pool (Abraham Merritt) The Lost Lemuria (W. Scott-Elliot) The Lost Continent of Mu - Motherland of Man (James Churchward) Gulliver's Travels (Jonathan Swift) The Caspak Trilogy (E. Rice Burroughs) The Moon Trilogy The Pellucidar Series The Man-Eater The Cave Girl The Eternal Lover Jungle Girl The Return of Tarzan Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar The Atlantis Books: The Original Myth of Atlantis (Plato) New Atlantis (F. Bacon) Atlantis: The Antedeluvian World (I. Donnelly) The Lost Continent (C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne) The Story of Atlantis (W. Scott-Elliot) The lost world is a subgenre of the fantasy or science fiction genre that involves the discovery of a new world out of time or place. King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard is sometimes considered the first lost-world narrative. Haggard's novel shaped the form and influenced later lost-world books, including Kipling's The Man Who Would Be King, Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World, Burroughs' The Land That Time Forgot, A. Merritt's The Moon Pool, and H. P. Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness. James Hilton's Lost Horizon used the genre as a takeoff for popular philosophy and social comment and it introduced the name Shangri-La, a meme for the idealization of the lost world as a paradise.

Mother of Souls

By Heather Rose Jones
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  • Publisher : Bella Books
  • Book Code : 1594936676
  • Total of Pages : 338
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 828
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At last! Return to the enchanted realm of Alpennia for the eagerly awaited sequel to Daughter of Mystery and The Mystic Marriage. All her life, Serafina Talarico has searched in vain for a place where she and her mystical talents belong. She never found it in Rome—the city of her birth—where her family’s Ethiopian origins marked them as immigrants. After traveling halfway across Europe to study with Alpennia’s Royal Thaumaturgist, her hopes of finding a home among Margerit Sovitre’s circle of scholars are dashed, for Serafina can perceive, but not evoke, the mystical forces of the Mysteries of the Saints and even Margerit can’t awaken her talents. When Serafina takes lodgings with Luzie Valorin, widowed music teacher and aspiring composer, both their lives are changed forever. Luzie’s music holds a power to rival the Mysteries, and Serafina alone has the vision to guide her talents. For sorcery threatens the fate of Alpennia—indeed of all of Europe—locking the mountains in a malevolent storm meant to change the course of history. Alpennia’s mystic protections are under attack and the key to survival may lie in the unlikeliest of places: Luzie’s ambition to write an opera on the life of the medieval philosopher Tanfrit.

Shattered Souls

By Mary Lindsey
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101538139
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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A thrilling debut story of death, love, destiny and danger Lenzi hears voices and has visions - gravestones, floods, a boy with steel gray eyes. Her boyfriend, Zak, can't help, and everything keeps getting louder and more intense. Then Lenzi meets Alden, the boy from her dreams, who reveals that she's a reincarnated Speaker - someone who can talk to and help lost souls - and that he has been her Protector for centuries. Now Lenzi must choose between her life with Zak and the life she is destined to lead with Alden. But time is running out: a malevolent spirit is out to destroy Lenzi, and he will kill her if she doesn't make a decision soon.

Blood of Souls

By Vivien Dean
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  • Publisher : JMS Books LLC
  • Book Code : 0463771273
  • Total of Pages : 100
  • Category : Fiction
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There isn’t anything Annie Pontin won’t do for her lover, the reclusive artifact collector Quin Black. As his personal assistant, she even takes care of the most valuable item in his collection, a ruby-encrusted sword that dates over two thousand years old. One day while cleaning it, she cuts herself on the blade. The next thing she knows, the sword is gone, and in its place ... a young man named Theodotus. Theo claims to know Quin, but when she asks Quin the whole story, what unfolds is out of this world. She isn’t prepared to hear how he sold his soul in order to be with his dead lover forever, nor does she want to hear that he’s lived for centuries. The only problem is, Quin refuses to let her walk away. He wants them both. Now he and Theo just need to convince her to stay ...

Fun With Problems

By Robert Stone
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0547488424
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Fiction
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In Fun with Problems, Robert Stone demonstrates once again that he is "one of our greatest living writers" (Los Angeles Times). The pieces in this new volume vary greatly in length—some are almost novellas, others no more than a page—but all share the signature blend of longing, violence, black humor, sex and drugs that has helped Stone illuminate the dark corners of the human soul. Entire lives are laid out with remarkable precision, in captivating prose: a screenwriter carries on a decades-long affair with a beautiful actress, whose descent into addiction he can neither turn from nor share; a bored husband picks up a mysterious woman only to find that his ego has led him woefully astray; a world-beating Silicon Valley executive receives an unwelcome guest at his mansion in the hills; a scuba dive guides uneasy newlyweds to a point of no return. Fun with Problems showcases Stone's great gift: to pinpoint and make real the impulses—by turns violently coercive and quietly seductive—that cause us to conceal, reveal, and betray our very selves.

Damascus Gate

By Robert Stone
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0547719329
  • Total of Pages : 528
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 304
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With soaring vision and profound intelligence, Robert Stone has written a harrowing, breathtaking novel about our desperate search, at any price, for the consolation of redemption—and about the people who are all too willing to provide it. A violent confrontation in the Gaza Strip, a mind-altering pilgrimage, a race through riot-filled Jerusalem streets, a cat-and-mouse game in an underground maze, a desperate attempt to prevent a bomb from detonating beneath the Temple Mount—Damascus Gate is an exhilarating journey through the moral and religious ambiguities that haunt the holiest of cities and its seekers, cynics, hustlers, and madmen. Set in Jerusalem, where violence, ecstasy, heresy, and salvation are all to be found, Damascus Gate is simultaneously the story of a man's search for truth—or some version of it—and the story of a city where sanity is casually traded for faith.

A Necklace of Souls

By R. L. Stedman
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  • Publisher : Waverley Productions
  • Book Code : 0473302942
  • Total of Pages : 387
  • Category : Fiction
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"In a hidden kingdom a mysterious Guardian protects her people with the help of a magical necklace. But evil forces are also seeking the power of the necklace, and as the Guardian grows weaker these forces threaten to destroy the kingdom. With the help of her best friend, Will, and the enigmatic N'tombe, Dana, the rightful heir, must claim the power of the necklace and save her people. But the necklace takes a terrible toll on whoever wears it - a toll that Dana may not be prepared to face"--Publisher information.

The Slayer of Souls

By Robert Chambers
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  • Publisher : Litres
  • Book Code : 5040515596
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  • Category : Fiction
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A Flag for Sunrise

By Robert Stone
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 0307814181
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Fiction
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An emotional, dramatic and philosophical novel about Americans drawn into a small Central American country on the brink of revolution.

Never Let Me Go

By Kazuo Ishiguro
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  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Book Code : 0307371336
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
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From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day and When We Were Orphans, comes an unforgettable edge-of-your-seat mystery that is at once heartbreakingly tender and morally courageous about what it means to be human. Hailsham seems like a pleasant English boarding school, far from the influences of the city. Its students are well tended and supported, trained in art and literature, and become just the sort of people the world wants them to be. But, curiously, they are taught nothing of the outside world and are allowed little contact with it. Within the grounds of Hailsham, Kathy grows from schoolgirl to young woman, but it’s only when she and her friends Ruth and Tommy leave the safe grounds of the school (as they always knew they would) that they realize the full truth of what Hailsham is. Never Let Me Go breaks through the boundaries of the literary novel. It is a gripping mystery, a beautiful love story, and also a scathing critique of human arrogance and a moral examination of how we treat the vulnerable and different in our society. In exploring the themes of memory and the impact of the past, Ishiguro takes on the idea of a possible future to create his most moving and powerful book to date.