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Monster, She Wrote

By Lisa Kröger,Melanie R. Anderson
  • ISBN Code: : 1683691393
  • Publisher : Quirk Books
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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  • Pdf : monster-she-wrote.pdf

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Meet the women writers who defied convention to craft some of literature’s strangest tales, from Frankenstein to The Haunting of Hill House and beyond. Frankenstein was just the beginning: horror stories and other weird fiction wouldn’t exist without the women who created it. From Gothic ghost stories to psychological horror to science fiction, women have been primary architects of speculative literature of all sorts. And their own life stories are as intriguing as their fiction. Everyone knows about Mary Shelley, creator of Frankenstein, who was rumored to keep her late husband’s heart in her desk drawer. But have you heard of Margaret “Mad Madge” Cavendish, who wrote a science-fiction epic 150 years earlier (and liked to wear topless gowns to the theater)? If you know the astounding work of Shirley Jackson, whose novel The Haunting of Hill House was reinvented as a Netflix series, then try the psychological hauntings of Violet Paget, who was openly involved in long-term romantic relationships with women in the Victorian era. You’ll meet celebrated icons (Ann Radcliffe, V. C. Andrews), forgotten wordsmiths (Eli Colter, Ruby Jean Jensen), and today’s vanguard (Helen Oyeyemi). Curated reading lists point you to their most spine-chilling tales. Part biography, part reader’s guide, the engaging write-ups and detailed reading lists will introduce you to more than a hundred authors and over two hundred of their mysterious and spooky novels, novellas, and stories.

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  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Book Code : 0718087887
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Religion
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Book Short Summary:

A beautiful gift edition of this instant classic exclusively for graduates, with a special letter from Eric Metaxas to those entering the next phase of life’s journey. What makes a great woman great? In Seven Women, New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas provides an answer by telling the captivating stories of seven women who changed the course of history and impacted the world in astonishing ways. Teenaged Joan of Arc heard God’s command and led the French army to a mighty victory over the British. Susanna Wesley, the mother of nineteen children, gave the world its most significant evangelist and its greatest hymn-writer, her sons John and Charles. Corrie ten Boom risked her life to hide Dutch Jews from the Nazis in World War II and somehow survived the horrors of a concentration camp, but her greatest feat was her forgiveness of her tormentors years later. And Rosa Parks’s God-given sense of justice and unshakable dignity helped launch the twentieth century’s greatest social movement. Seven Women reveals how the extraordinary women profiled here achieved their greatness, inspiring readers to lives propelled by a call beyond themselves.

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  • Publisher : Tektime
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  • Total of Pages : 80
  • Category : Family & Relationships
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  • Pdf File: homosexuality.pdf

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Is homosexuality good or evil? What is the origin of this sexual preference and its implications on the society? Was this in the original plan of God (nature)? Who is actually behind it and for what purpose? Are the gays and lesbians truly lured and trapped by unseen forces? And what will be its effect on the presence and coming generations? What are the views of Christianity, Islam, traditional religion, etc, on the issue? How dangerous are Anal and Oral sex – any health risks? Can they result in anal and oral cancers and several other infections? Is homosexuality an occult practice? All these questions and more are what we will be trying to proffer answers for in this book. Same-sex relationship is actually not new to humanity, but has for some time now been in the global consciousness, especially with the systematic approval given to it by western leaders in the guise of human rights, gay rights, minority rights, coalition movements, etc. In fact, some of the leaders and their puppet organizations not just preach it, but bully other nations into accepting and promoting same. They promise aids, grants and other developmental assistance as compensation. Why are they so obsessed with this and whose agenda is it? In this work we will try to compress our very objective, discussions in the following electrifying, illuminating and informative seven chapters: The Gay Rebellion, In the Beginning, The Occult Dimension, The Health Implication, The Psychological Effects, The Avoidable Consequences and What Should We Do? These are truly very informative discussions, facts that will help you make a valuable decision whether to be involved in homosexuality or not. The decision will be entirely yours! PUBLISHER: TEKTIME

Killing for You

By Keith Elliot Greenberg
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  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Book Code : 125012879X
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : True Crime
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Killing For You is True Crime veteran Keith Elliot Greenberg's shocking, authoritative account of a brutal double murder. A KILLER PLOT Twenty-six-year-old actor Daniel Wozniak was unemployed, facing eviction, and deep in debt for his upcoming wedding. So he devised a diabolical plan: He asked his neighbor Sam Herr, a young war veteran, to help him move some things into the attic of an empty theater. There, Wozniak shot Herr twice in the head before taking his ATM card and cell phone. Hours later,Wozniak performed on stage with his fiancée in a local production of the musical Nine, convinced that he had gotten away with murder... A DRAMATIC LAST ACT Wozniak dismembered his victim’s body and hid the pieces. Then he lured Herr’s college friend Juri “Julie” Kibuishi to Herr’s apartment and shot her twice in the head. The police immediately declared Herr a prime suspect—just as Wozniak had planned. But when Herr was declared missing, and his ATM withdrawals led authorities to Wozniak at his bachelor party, the actor was forced to play the role of a lifetime in a shocking murder investigation that would be his greatest—and final—performance... Includes 8 pages of photos

The Luck of Barry Lyndon

By William Makepeace Thackeray
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  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 302
  • Category : Fiction
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The Luck of Barry Lyndon is a picaresque novel about a member of the Irish gentry trying to become a member of the English aristocracy. Redmond Barry of Ballybarry, born to a genteel but ruined Irish family, fancies himself a gentleman. At the prompting of his mother, he learns what he can of courtly manners and swordplay. He is a hot-tempered, passionate lad, and falls madly in love with his cousin, Nora. As she is a spinster a few years older than Redmond, she is seeking a prospect with more ready cash to pay family debts. The lad tries to engage in a duel with Nora's suitor, an English officer named John Quin. Barry is made to think that he has assassinated the man, so he flees to Dublin, where he quickly falls in with bad company in the way of con artists, and soon loses all his money. Pursued by creditors, he enlists as a soldier in a British Army infantry regiment headed for service in Germany. His run of bad luck continues when he tries to desert, and he gets captured by Prussian officer, but Barry's temper and relentlessness keep his head above the ground as he never stops to fight in order to find his fortune.

The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon, Esq.

By William Makepeace Thackeray
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1609772113
  • Total of Pages : 302
  • Category : Fiction
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Barry Lyndon—far from the best known, but by some critics acclaimed as the finest, of Thackeray's works—appeared originally as a serial a few years before VANITY FAIR was written; yet it was not published in book form, and then not by itself, until after the publication of VANITY FAIR, PENDENNIS, ESMOND and THE NEWCOMES had placed its author in the forefront of the literary men of the day. So many years after the event we cannot help wondering why the story was not earlier put in book form; for in its delineation of the character of an adventurer it is as great as VANITY FAIR, while for the local colour of history, if I may put it so, it is no undistinguished precursor of ESMOND.

The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon, Esq.- Round About Papers

By William Makepeace Thackeray
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1473374359
  • Total of Pages : 672
  • Category : Fiction
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This vintage book contains William Makepeace Thackeray 1844 picaresque novel, "The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon, Esquire". It is the story of Barry Lydon, a member of the Irish Gentry who attempts to transition to English Aristocracy. The beginning of his life is fraught with duels and wars, and he eventually makes his fortune as a gambler. The character of Barry Lyndon was based on the life and exploits of the Anglo-Irish fortune-hunter Andrew Robinson Stoney. A fantastically clever and often humourous tale, "The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon, Esq." constitutes a worthy addition to any bookshelf, and is a veritable must-read for fans of Thackeray's masterful work. William Makepeace Thackeray (1811 - 1863) was an esteemed English novelist during the nineteenth century. He became famous for his satirical novels, the most important and influential of which was "Vanity Fair". Many antiquarian texts such as this are increasingly hard to come by and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

Delphi Complete Works of William Makepeace Thackeray (Illustrated)

By William Makepeace Thackeray
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  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Book Code : 1908909099
  • Total of Pages : 3491
  • Category : Fiction
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Sadly, Thackeray is seldom read nowadays. Except for 'Vanity Fair', he is mostly unknown and yet many of his contemporaries rated him as highly as Dickens. This comprehensive eBook aims to reveal the true genius of this master storyteller, featuring the complete works, with beautiful illustrations and special bonus texts. (Version 4) * illustrated with hundreds of images, relating to Thackeray’s life and works * annotated with concise introductions to the novels and other texts * images of how the monthly serials first appeared, giving your eReader a taste of the original Victorian texts * ALL 12 novels, many with their original illustrations * even includes the rare unfinished novel ‘A Shabby Genteel Story’ * also includes the rare novels ‘Lovel the Widower’, ‘Adventures of Philip’ and the unfinished novel ‘Denis Duval’ * ALL of the short stories and novellas, with excellent formatting * even INCLUDES Thackeray’s poetry, essays and Punch articles * ALL of the travel writing and sketches, with many illustrations * includes Trollope’s biography of Thackeray * scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres * master table of contents to allow easy navigation around Thackeray’s immense oeuvre. * includes Thackeray’s Collected Letters from 1847-1855 Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS The Novels CATHERINE A SHABBY GENTEEL STORY THE LUCK OF BARRY LYNDON VANITY FAIR THE HISTORY OF PENDENNIS MEN’S WIVES THE HISTORY OF HENRY ESMOND, ESQ. THE NEWCOMES THE VIRGINIANS THE ADVENTURES OF PHILIP LOVEL THE WIDOWER DENIS DUVAL The Shorter Fiction ELIZABETH BROWNRIGGE SULTAN STORK LITTLE SPITZ THE PROFESSOR MISS LÖWE THE YELLOWPLUSH PAPERS THE TREMENDOUS ADVENTURES OF MAJOR GAHAGAN THE FATAL BOOTS COX’S DIARY THE BEDFORD-ROW CONSPIRACY THE HISTORY OF SAMUEL TITMARSH AND THE GREAT HOGGARTY DIAMOND THE FITZ-BOODLE PAPERS THE DIARY OF C. JEAMES DE LA PLUCHE, ESQ. WITH HIS LETTERS A LEGEND OF THE RHINE A LITTLE DINNER AT TIMMINS’S REBECCA AND ROWENA BLUEBEARD’S GHOST The Christmas Books MRS. PERKINS’S BALL OUR STREET DOCTOR BIRCH AND HIS YOUNG FRIENDS THE KICKLEBURYS ON THE RHINE THE ROSE AND THE RING The Sketches and Satires CONTRIBUTIONS TO “THE SNOB” FLORE ET ZEPHYR THE IRISH SKETCH BOOK THE BOOK OF SNOBS ROUNDABOUT PAPERS SOME ROUNDABOUT PAPERS DICKENS IN FRANCE CHARACTER SKETCHES SKETCHES AND TRAVELS IN LONDON MR. BROWN’S LETTERS THE PROSER MISCELLANIES The Play THE WOLVES AND THE LAMB The Poetry LIST OF THE COMPLETE POETRY The Travel Writing NOTES OF A JOURNEY FROM CORNHILL TO GRAND CAIRO THE PARIS SKETCH BOOK LITTLE TRAVELS AND ROADSIDE SKETCHES The Non-Fiction NOVELS BY EMINENT HANDS THE HISTORY OF THE NEXT FRENCH REVOLUTION THE SECOND FUNERAL OF NAPOLEON GEORGE CRUIKSHANK JOHN LEECH’S PICTURES OF LIFE AND CHARACTER THE ENGLISH HUMOURISTS OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY THE FOUR GEORGES CRITICAL REVIEWS A LECTURE ON “CHARITY AND HUMOUR” VARIOUS ESSAYS, LETTERS, SKETCHES, ETC. THE HISTORY OF DIONYSIUS DIDDLER. CONTRIBUTIONS TO PUNCH MISS TICKLETOBY’S LECTURES ON ENGLISH HISTORY PAPERS BY THE FAT CONTRIBUTOR MISCELLANEOUS CONTRIBUTIONS TO “PUNCH” “SPEC” AND “PROSER” PAPERS A PLAN FOR A PRIZE NOVEL The Letters A COLLECTION OF LETTERS 1847-1855 The Biography THACKERAY BY ANTHONY TROLLOPE In Memoriam W. M. Thackeray by Charles Dickens Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

Barry Lyndon

By William Makepeace Thackeray
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  • Publisher : 谷月社
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Fiction
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Barry Lyndon--far from the best known, but by some critics acclaimed as the finest, of Thackeray's works--appeared originally as a serial a few years before VANITY FAIR was written; yet it was not published in book form, and then not by itself, until after the publication of VANITY FAIR, PENDENNIS, ESMOND and THE NEWCOMES had placed its author in the forefront of the literary men of the day. So many years after the event we cannot help wondering why the story was not earlier put in book form; for in its delineation of the character of an adventurer it is as great as VANITY FAIR, while for the local colour of history, if I may put it so, it is no undistinguished precursor of ESMOND. In the number of FRASER'S MAGAZINE for January 1844 appeared the first instalment of 'THE LUCK OF BARRY LYNDON, ESQ., A ROMANCE OF THE LAST CENTURY, by FitzBoodle,' and the story continued to appear month by month--with the exception of October--up to the end of the year, when the concluding portion was signed 'G. S. FitzBoodle.' FITZBOODLE'S CONFESSIONS, it should be added, had appeared occasionally in the magazine during the years immediately precedent, so that the pseudonym was familiar to FRASER'S readers. The story was written, according to its author's own words, 'with a great deal of dulness, unwillingness and labour,' and was evidently done as the instalments were required, for in August he wrote 'read for "B. L." all the morning at the club,' and four days later of '"B. L." lying like a nightmare on my mind.' The journey to the East--which was to give us in literary results NOTES OF A JOURNEY FROM CORNHILL TO GRAND CAIRO--was begun with BARRY LYNDON yet unfinished, for at Malta the author noted on the first three days of November--'Wrote Barry but slowly and with great difficulty.' 'Wrote Barry with no more success than yesterday.' 'Finished Barry after great throes late at night.' In the number of Fraser's for the following month, as I have said, the conclusion appeared. A dozen years later, in 1856, the story formed the first part of the third volume of Thackeray's MISCELLANIES, when it was called MEMOIRS OF BARRY LYNDON, ESQ., WRITTEN BY HIMSELF. Since then, it has nearly always been issued with other matter, as though it were not strong enough to stand alone, or as though the importance of a work was mainly to be gauged by the number of pages to be crowded into one cover. The scheme of the present edition fortunately allows fitting honour to be done to the memoirs of the great adventurer.

The Lanny Budd Novels Volume Two

By Upton Sinclair
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1504052757
  • Total of Pages : 3000
  • Category : Fiction
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Books four through six in the Pulitzer Prize–winning series of historical novels about an international spy in the first half of the twentieth century. An ambitious and entertaining mix of history, adventure, and romance, Upton Sinclair’s Pulitzer Prize–winning Lanny Budd novels are a testament to the breathtaking scope of the author’s vision and his singular talents as a storyteller. “Few works of fiction are more fun to read; fewer still make history half as clear, or as human” (Time). In these three novels, as the threat of Nazism grows in the 1930s, Lanny progresses from international art dealer to international spy. Wide Is the Gate: When his arms dealer father strikes a business agreement with Hermann Göring, Lanny uses the opportunity and his art world reputation to move easily among the Nazi high command and gather valuable information he can transmit back to those who are dedicated to the destruction of Nazism and Fascism. He’s playing a dangerous—albeit necessary—game, which will carry him from Germany to Spain on a life-and-death mission on the eve of the Spanish Civil War. The Presidential Agent: In 1937, Lanny’s boss from the Paris Peace Conference—now one of Roosevelt’s top advisors—connects him to the president. Appointed Presidential Agent 103, he embarks on a secret assignment that takes him back into the Third Reich as the Allied powers prepare to cede Czechoslovakia to Adolf Hitler in a futile attempt to avoid war. But Lanny’s motivations are not just political: The woman he loves has fallen into the brutal hands of the Gestapo, and Lanny will risk everything to save her. Dragon Harvest: Lanny has earned the trust of Adolf Hitler and his inner circle, who are convinced the American art dealer is a “true believer” committed to their Fascist cause. But when Roosevelt’s secret agent learns of the Führer’s plans for conquest, his dire warnings to Neville Chamberlain and other reluctant European leaders fall on deaf ears. The bitter seeds sown decades earlier with the Treaty of Versailles are now bearing fruit, and there will be no stopping the Nazi war machine as it rolls relentlessly on toward Paris.

3 books to know Anti-heroes

By Gustave Flaubert,William Makepeace Thackeray,Fyodor Dostoevsky,August Nemo
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  • Publisher : Tacet Books
  • Book Code : 3968582063
  • Total of Pages : 791
  • Category : Fiction
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Welcome to the3 Books To Knowseries, our idea is to help readers learn about fascinating topics through three essential and relevant books. These carefully selected works can be fiction, non-fiction, historical documents or even biographies. We will always select for you three great works to instigate your mind, this time the topic is:Anti-heroes - Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray - Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky - Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert The Luck of Barry Lyndon is a picaresque novel by William Makepeace Thackeray, first published as a serial in Fraser's Magazine in 1844, about a member of the Irish gentry trying to become a member of the English aristocracy. Stanley Kubrick adapted the novel into the film Barry Lyndon, released in 1975. Unlike the film, the novel is narrated by Barry himself, who functions as a quintessentially unreliable narrator. Crime and Punishmentfocuses on the mental anguish and moral dilemmas ofan impoverished ex-student in Saint Petesburg who formulates a plan to kill an unscrupulous pawnbroker for her money. Before the killing, Raskolnikov believes that with the money he could liberate himself from poverty and go on to perform great deeds. However, once it is done he finds himself racked with confusion, paranoia, and disgust for what he has done. His moral justifications disintegrate completely as he struggles with guilt and horror and confronts the real-world consequences of his deed. Long established as one of the greatest novels, Madame Bovary has been described as a "perfect" work of fiction. Henry James wrote: "Madame Bovary has a perfection that not only stamps it, but that makes it stand almost alone: it holds itself with such a supreme unapproachable assurance as both excites and defies judgment." The realist movement was, in part, a reaction against romanticism. Emma may be said to be the embodiment of a romantic: in her mental and emotional process, she has no relation to the realities of her world. This is one of many books in the series 3 Books To Know. If you liked this book, look for the other titles in the series, we are sure you will like some of the topics

Seven Men and Seven Women

By Eric Metaxas
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  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Book Code : 1400211093
  • Total of Pages : 496
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Two beloved Metaxas classics in a single, compact edition. In this new, one-volume edition that brings together two of his most popular works, #1 New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas explores the question of what makes a great person great? Seven Men and Seven Women tells the captivating stories of fourteen heroic individuals who changed the course of history and shaped the world in astonishing ways. George Washington led his country to independence yet resisted the temptation to become America's king. William Wilberforce led the fight to end the slave trade, giving up his chance to be England's prime minister. Susanna Wesley, the mother of nineteen children, gave the world its most significant evangelist and its greatest hymn-writer, her sons John and Charles. Jackie Robison endured the threats and abuse of racists with unimaginable dignity and strength. Corrie ten Boom risked her life to hide Dutch Jews from the Nazis in World War II and survived the horrors of a concentration camp--and forgave her tormentors years later. And Rosa Parks's God-given sense of justice and unshakable dignity helped launch the twentieth century’s greatest social movement. These and other lives profiled in Seven Men and Seven Women reveal how reveal the secret to a life of greatness--by responding to call to live for something greater than oneself.