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The Secret Habit of Sorrow

By Victoria Patterson
  • ISBN Code: : 1640090533
  • Publisher : Catapult
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
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Victoria Patterson, whose writing Vanity Fair has called "brutal, deeply empathetic, and emotionally wrenching,"" returns with a new collection of stories that contains echoes of Denis Johnson and Raymond Carver, along with the emotional depth and density of Elena Ferrante. There's a pitch–perfect blend of linguistic dexterity, emotional wisdom, and wry observation in The Secret Habit of Sorrow. The characters in these stories feel like people you know, their struggles real. Victoria Patterson's prose has a Denis–Johnson refiltered–through–Raymond–Carver–vibe, along with the emotional depth and density of Elena Ferrante. Whether it be the ties between women and their own and each other's infants, the struggles of parenthood, or the trials that come with excessive drinking and drug abuse, Patterson has an amazing ability to convey relationships and how our bonds can both save and destroy us. Her previous collection of stories, Drift, was a finalist for the California Book Award and the Story Prize, and was selected as one of the best books of 2009 by The San Francisco Chronicle.

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By Henry James
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This meticulously edited Henry James collection includes his complete novels and short stories, as well as literary essays, plays, travel sketches and reports of the great author. The life of Henry James is revealed in different biographies, and in his three autobiographical books. Content: Novels: Watch and Ward Roderick Hudson The American The Europeans Confidence Washington Square The Portrait of a Lady The Bostonians The Princess Casamassima The Reverberator The Tragic Muse The Other House The Spoils of Poynton What Maisie Knew The Awkward Age The Sacred Fount The Wings of the Dove The Ambassadors The Golden Bowl The Outcry The Ivory Tower The Sense of the Past Short Stories A Passionate Pilgrim The Last of the Valerii Eugene Pickering The Madonna of the Future The Romance of Certain Old Clothes Madame de Mauves Tales of Three Cities The Impressions of a Cousin Lady Barberina A New England Winter Stories Revived The Author of 'Beltraffio' Pandora The Path of Duty A Light Man A Day of Days Georgina's Reasons A Landscape-Painter Théodolinde Poor Richard Master Eustace A Most Extraordinary Case A London Life The Patagonia The Liar Mrs. Temperly The Real Thing Sir Dominick Ferrand Nona Vincent The Chaperon Greville Fane The Siege of London An International Episode The Pension Beaurepas A Bundle of Letters The Point of View Terminations Embarrassments The Two Magics The Soft Side The Finer Grain Other Stories Plays: Daisy Miller Pyramus and Thisbe Still Waters A Change of Heart The Album Disengaged Tenants The Reprobate Guy Domville The Outcry The High Bid Summersoft Travel Writings: A Little Tour in France English Hours Italian Hours The American Scene Transatlantic Sketches Portraits of Places Essays: Notes on Novelists Views and Reviews Within the Rim and Other Essays French Poets and Novelists Partial Portraits Essays in London and Elsewhere Notes and Reviews Picture and Text Biographies: Hawthorne William Wetmore Story and His Friends Rupert Brooke Autobiographies: A Small Boy and Others Notes of a Son and Brother The Middle Years

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By Henry James
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  • Book Code : 8027231019
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Delphi Complete Works of Henry James (Illustrated)

By Henry James
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  • Book Code : 1908909013
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Regarded as one of the key figures of nineteenth century realism, Henry James has become famous for his novels and tales that explore the clash between the Old World Europeans and New World Americans. Using an innovative method of writing from a character’s point of view within a tale, James’ works explore issues related to consciousness and perception, producing his own inimitable ‘impressionist’ style. Delphi Classics is proud to present the complete works of this important master for the first time in publishing history, providing every novel, tale, non-fiction work and bonus material. (Version 10) * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * All 23 novels – including THE OTHER HOUSE, often missed out of collections * The unfinished novels THE IVORY TOWER and THE SENSE OF THE PAST * The novel THE WHOLE FAMILY, which James collaborated on with 11 other authors * All 112 of the novellas (including THE ASPERN PAPERS and THE TURN OF THE SCREW) and short stories with BOTH chronological and alphabetical contents tables * Includes James' rare plays * The complete travel writing, with many rare works appearing in digital print for the first time * Rare Non-Fiction collections and essays * Features James' three autobiographies, available nowhere else - explore the Great Master's literary life! * Special BONUS critical texts - discover how writers such as Conrad, Wells, Woolf and Stevenson viewed James’ works * Many images relating to James and his work * COMPLETELY UPDATED with revised texts and improvements * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres The Novels WATCH AND WARD RODERICK HUDSON THE AMERICAN THE EUROPEANS CONFIDENCE WASHINGTON SQUARE THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY THE BOSTONIANS THE PRINCESS CASAMASSIMA THE REVERBERATOR THE TRAGIC MUSE THE OTHER HOUSE THE SPOILS OF POYNTON WHAT MAISIE KNEW THE AWKWARD AGE THE SACRED FOUNT THE WINGS OF THE DOVE THE AMBASSADORS THE GOLDEN BOWL THE OUTCRY THE WHOLE FAMILY THE IVORY TOWER THE SENSE OF THE PAST The Tales LIST OF TALES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF TALES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Plays PYRAMUS AND THISBE STILL WATERS A CHANGE OF HEART DAISY MILLER TENANTS DISENGAGED THE ALBUM THE REPROBATE GUY DOMVILLE SUMMERSOFT THE HIGH BID THE OUTCRY The Travel Writing TRANSATLANTIC SKETCHES PORTRAITS OF PLACES A LITTLE TOUR IN FRANCE ENGLISH HOURS THE AMERICAN SCENE ITALIAN HOURS The Non-Fiction FRENCH NOVELISTS AND POETS HAWTHORNE PARTIAL PORTRAITS ESSAYS IN LONDON AND ELSEWHERE PICTURE AND TEXT WILLIAM WETMORE STORY AND HIS FRIENDS VIEWS AND REVIEWS NOTES ON NOVELISTS WITHIN THE RIM AND OTHER ESSAYS NOTES AND REVIEWS THE ART OF THE NOVEL The Letters THE LETTERS OF HENRY JAMES The Autobiographies A SMALL BOY AND OTHERS NOTES OF A SON AND BROTHER THE MIDDLE YEARS The Criticism HENRY JAMES — AN APPRECIATION by Joseph Conrad HENRY JAMES, JR by William Dean Howells HENRY JAMES: A CRITICAL STUDY by Ford Madox Ford SUSPENDED JUDGMENTS: HENRY JAMES by John Cowper Powys AN EXTRACT FROM ‘THE DECAY OF LYING’ by Oscar Wilde OTHER ESSAYS: HENRY JAMES by Virginia Woolf MEMOIRS AND PORTRAITS: AN ESSAY AND LETTER by Robert Louis Stevenson UNDERWOODS: POEMS ADDRESSED TO HENRY JAMES by Robert Louis Stevenson INTRODUCTION TO THE AUTOBIOGRAPHIES by F. W. Dupee OF ART, OF LITERATURE, OF MR. HENRY JAMES by H. G. Wells HENRY JAMES by Arnold Bennett

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  • Book Code : 023028888X
  • Total of Pages : 309
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This book explores landmark criticism on a writer who continues to command critical attention. In addition to mapping out the existing critical terrain, these essays offer a sense of future trajectories in James studies. Essays consider James' own criticism and theories of narrative and architecture, James' letters, money and globalization.

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By Henry James
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  • Book Code : 8026833759
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This carefully crafted ebook: “The Ambassadors (Unabridged)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Ambassadors is a novel by Henry James. This dark comedy, seen as one of the masterpieces of James's final period, follows the trip of protagonist Lewis Lambert Strether to Europe in pursuit of Chad Newsome, his widowed fiancée's supposedly wayward son; he is to bring the young man back to the family business, but he encounters unexpected complications. The third-person narrative is told exclusively from Strether's point of view. The theme of liberation from a cramped, almost starved, emotional life into a more generous and gracious existence plays throughout The Ambassadors, yet it is noteworthy that James does not naïvely make of Paris a faultless paradise for culturally stunted Americans. Strether learns about the reverse of the European coin when he sees how desperately Marie fears losing Chad, after all she has done for him. As one critic proposed, Strether does not shed his American straitjacket only to be fitted with a more elegant European model, but instead learns to evaluate every situation on its merits, without prejudices. The final lesson of Strether's European experience is to distrust preconceived notions and perceptions from anyone and anywhere, but to rely upon his own observation and judgment. Henry James (1843–1916) was an American-British writer who spent most of his writing career in Britain. He is regarded as one of the key figures of 19th-century literary realism.

The Ambassadors

By Henry James
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  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 400
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Lambert Strether, a middle-aged, yet not broadly experienced, man from Massachusetts, agrees to assume a mission for his wealthy fiancée: go to Paris and rescue her supposedly wayward son, Chad Newsome, from the clutches of a presumably wicked woman, and bring him back to the family business. On his trip in England and France Strether will encounter unexpected complications.

The Complete Works

By Henry James
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By Henry James
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  • Total of Pages : 351
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The second of James's three late masterpieces, was, in its author's opinion, "the best, all round, of my productions". Lambert Strether, a mild middle-aged American of no particular achievements, is dispatched to Paris from the manufacturing empire of Woollett, Massachusetts. The mission conferred on him by his august patron, Mrs. Newsome, is to discover what, or who, is keeping her son Chad in the notorious city of pleasure, and to bring him home. But Strether finds Chad transformed by the influence of a remarkable woman; and as the Parisian spring advances, he himself succumbs to the allure of the 'vast bright Babylon' and to the mysterious charm of Madame de Vionnet.

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By Henry James
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Compiled in one book, the essential collection of books by Henry James The Turn of the Screw Portrait of a Lady The Ambassadors Daisy Miller Washington Square What Maisie Knew

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By Henry James
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This unique and meticulously edited collection of Henry James's complete novels includes:: Confidence Roderick Hudson The Ambassadors The American The Awkward Age The Bostonians The Europeans The Golden Bowl The Other House The Outcry The Portrait of a Lady The Princess Casamassima The Reverberator The Sacred Fount The Spoils of Poynton The Tragic Muse The Whole Family The Wings of the Dove Washington Square Watch and Ward What Maisie Knew The Ivory Tower (Unfinished) The Sense of the Past (Unfinished) The Portrait of a Lady is one of James's most popular long novels, and is regarded by critics as one of his finest. The Portrait of a Lady is the story of a spirited young American woman, Isabel Archer, who in "affronting her destiny", finds it overwhelming. She inherits a large amount of money and subsequently becomes the victim of Machiavellian scheming by two American expatriates. "The Wings of the Dove" tells the story of Milly Theale, an American heiress stricken with a serious disease, and her effect on the people around her. Some of these people befriend Milly with honorable motives, while others are more self-interested. "The American" is an uneasy combination of social comedy and melodrama concerning the adventures and misadventures of Christopher Newman, an essentially good-hearted but rather gauche American businessman on his first tour of Europe. Henry James (1843–1916) was an American-British writer who spent most of his writing career in Britain. He is regarded as one of the key figures of 19th-century literary realism.

The Ambassadors

By James H.
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The Ambassadors

By Генри Джеймс
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The Ambassadors

By Henry James
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  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 530
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A middle-aged man named Lambert Strether is sent to Paris by his wealthy wife-to-be in order to convince her son Chad to return home to America and take over the lucrative family business. This turns out to be much easier said than done, as Strether finds Chad much better adapted to European life than anyone expected. James’ characteristically dense prose is matched by a cast of subtly-realized characters who rarely say exactly what they mean. Widely regarded as one of James’ best novels, The Ambassadors explores themes of love, duty, and aging, all told through the eyes of a man who wonders if life hasn’t passed him by. This ebook follows the 1909 New York Edition, with one important exception: Since 1950, it has been generally agreed that the New York Edition had incorrectly ordered the first two chapters of Book XI. This text follows the convention of most printings since then, and the chapters have been returned to what is believed to have been James’ intended order. This book is part of the Standard Ebooks project, which produces free public domain ebooks.

The Ambassadors by Henry James - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)

By Henry James
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  • Book Code : 1786569760
  • Total of Pages : 308
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This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘The Ambassadors’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Henry James’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of James includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘The Ambassadors’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to James’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles

Ambassadors Volume I EasyRead Edition

By Henry James
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  • Book Code : 1425046967
  • Total of Pages : 300
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In the backdrop of Paris and New England, the story unfolds and narrates the events that help Lambert Strether in self-discovery. With the aim of learning about the activities of Chad Newsome, he travels to Paris and unravels secrets that astound him. The novel subtly compares the different moral standards and conflicting ideas and emotions of the characters.

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By Rebecca Walker
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1501154346
  • Total of Pages : 320
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A searing and fearless anthology of essays exploring the profound impact of money on women’s lives, edited by prominent feminist and writer Rebecca Walker. Women Talk Money is a groundbreaking collection that lifts the veil on what women talk about when they talk about money; it unflinchingly recounts the power of money to impact health, define relationships, and shape identity. The collection includes previously unpublished essays by trailblazing writers, activists, and models, such as Alice Walker, Tressie McMillan Cottom, Rachel Cargle, Tracy McMillan, Cameron Russell, Sonya Renee Taylor, Adrienne Maree Brown, and more, with Rebecca Walker as editor. In this provocative anthology, we discover a family that worships money even as it tears them apart; we read about the “financial death sentence” a transgender woman must confront to live as herself. We trace the journey of a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who finally makes enough money to discover her spiritual impoverishment; we follow a stressful email exchange between an unsympathetic university financial officer and a desperate family who can’t afford to pay their daughter’s tuition, and more. This collection is a clarion call to conduct honest conversations that demystify and transform the role money plays in our lives. Dazzlingly resonant and deeply familiar, Women Talk Money is a revelation.

Between The Acts

By Virginia Woolf
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0544451783
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 255
  • Pdf File: between-the-acts.pdf

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In Virginia Woolf’s lyrical, inventive last novel, the action takes place on one summer’s day at a country house in the heart of England on the eve of World War II. “Love. Hate. Peace. Three emotions made the ply of human life.” Between the Acts takes place on a June day in 1939 at Pointz Hall, the Oliver family’s country house in the heart of England. In the garden, everyone from the village has gathered to present the annual pageant — scenes from the history of England starting with the Middle Ages. As the story of England unfolds, the lives of the villagers also take shape. The past blends with the present and art blends with life in a narrative full of invention, affection, and lyricism. Through her characters' passionate musings and private dramas, and through the enigmatic figure of the pageant's author, Miss La Trobe, Virginia Woolf's final novel both celebrates and mocks Englishness. Even so, the coming of war looms over the whole community, heralding a new act.

The Wings of the Dove + The Ambassadors + What Maisie Knew + The Turn of the Screw (4 Unabridged Classics)

By Henry James
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8074849317
  • Total of Pages : 612
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 522
  • Pdf File: the-wings-of-the-dove-the-ambassadors-what-maisie-knew-the-turn-of-the-screw.pdf

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This carefully crafted ebook: “The Wings of the Dove + The Ambassadors + What Maisie Knew + The Turn of the Screw (4 Unabridged Classics)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Wings of the Dove is a 1902 novel by Henry James. This novel tells the story of Milly Theale, an American heiress stricken with a serious disease, and her effect on the people around her. Some of these people befriend Milly with honorable motives, while others are more self-interested. The Ambassadors is a 1903 novel by Henry James, originally published as a serial in the North American Review (NAR). This dark comedy, one of the masterpieces of James's final period, follows the trip of protagonist Lewis Lambert Strether to Europe in pursuit of Chad, his widowed fiancée's supposedly wayward son; he is to bring the young man back to the family business, but he encounters unexpected complications. The third-person narrative is told exclusively from Strether's point of view. What Maisie Knew is a novel by Henry James, first published as a serial in the Chap-Book and in the New Review in 1897 and then as a book later that year. The story of the sensitive daughter of divorced, irresponsible parents, What Maisie Knew has great contemporary relevance as an unflinching account of a wildly dysfunctional family. The book is also a masterly technical achievement by James, as it follows the title character from earliest childhood to precocious maturity. The Turn of the Screw, originally published in 1898, is a ghost story novella written by Henry James. Due to its ambiguous content, it became a favourite text of academics who subscribe to New Criticism. Henry James ( 1843 – 1916) was an American-born British writer, regarded as one of the key figures of 19th-century literary realism. He was the son of Henry James, Sr. and the brother of philosopher and psychologist William James and diarist Alice James.

A Visit from the Goon Squad

By Jennifer Egan
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  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Book Code : 0307593622
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 453
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCE WINNER • With music pulsing on every page, this startling, exhilarating novel of self-destruction and redemption "features characters about whom you come to care deeply as you watch them doing things they shouldn't, acting gloriously, infuriatingly human" (The Chicago Tribune). Bennie is an aging former punk rocker and record executive. Sasha is the passionate, troubled young woman he employs. Here Jennifer Egan brilliantly reveals their pasts, along with the inner lives of a host of other characters whose paths intersect with theirs. “Pitch perfect.... Darkly, rippingly funny.... Egan possesses a satirist’s eye and a romance novelist’s heart.” —The New York Times Book Review

This Time Last Year

By Douglas Hobbie
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  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Book Code : 146680596X
  • Total of Pages : 324
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 136
  • Pdf File: this-time-last-year.pdf

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Elizabeth Ash is on the run from her foundering marriage. With her sidekick, Lynn, she has fled to England for a month, where the cool air is a tonic and adventure may be at hand. Seeking solitude, Elizabeth's husband, Henry, has holed up in her sister's Vermont summerhouse to begin writing the book he hopes will transform his life. But Henry is more alone and less isolated than he bargained for: A year earlier his brother-in-law, Fitz, dropped dead in the same house. Fitz's ghost is everywhere, especially so after Henry inadvertently discovers Fitz's intimate life story stored in the Macintosh in the study.

The Adventures of Arsène Lupin

By Maurice Leblanc
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 2222
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 291
  • Pdf File: the-adventures-of-arsène-lupin.pdf

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Arsène Lupin is a gentleman thief, master of disguise and a detective, often described as a French counterpart to Arthur Conan Doyle's creation Sherlock Holmes._x000D_ This collection includes his most famous cases, deeds and adventures:_x000D_ Contents:_x000D_ The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsène Lupin, Gentleman Burglar _x000D_ The Arrest of Arsène Lupin_x000D_ Arsène Lupin in Prison_x000D_ The Escape of Arsène Lupin_x000D_ The Mysterious Traveller_x000D_ The Queen's Necklace_x000D_ The Seven of Hearts_x000D_ Madame Imbert's Safe_x000D_ The Black Pearl_x000D_ Herlock Sholmes Arrives Too Late_x000D_ Arsène Lupin versus Holmlock Shears (The Blonde Lady)_x000D_ Arsèn Lupin _x000D_ The Hollow Needle_x000D_ 813 _x000D_ The Crystal Stopper _x000D_ The Confessions Arsène Lupin _x000D_ The Golden Triangle _x000D_ The Secret of Sarek (The Island of Thirty Coffins) _x000D_ The Teeth of the Tiger _x000D_ The Golden Triangle: The Return of Arsene Lupin

LUPIN - The Adventures of Gentleman Thief

By Maurice Leblanc
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 2223
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 938
  • Pdf File: lupin-the-adventures-of-gentleman-thief.pdf

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Arsène Lupin is a gentleman thief, master of disguise and a detective, often described as a French counterpart to Arthur Conan Doyle's creation Sherlock Holmes._x000D_ This collection includes his most famous cases, deeds and adventures:_x000D_ Contents:_x000D_ The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsène Lupin, Gentleman Burglar _x000D_ The Arrest of Arsène Lupin_x000D_ Arsène Lupin in Prison_x000D_ The Escape of Arsène Lupin_x000D_ The Mysterious Traveller_x000D_ The Queen's Necklace_x000D_ The Seven of Hearts_x000D_ Madame Imbert's Safe_x000D_ The Black Pearl_x000D_ Herlock Sholmes Arrives Too Late_x000D_ Arsène Lupin versus Holmlock Shears (The Blonde Lady)_x000D_ Arsèn Lupin _x000D_ The Hollow Needle_x000D_ 813 _x000D_ The Crystal Stopper _x000D_ The Confessions Arsène Lupin _x000D_ The Golden Triangle _x000D_ The Secret of Sarek (The Island of Thirty Coffins) _x000D_ The Teeth of the Tiger _x000D_ The Golden Triangle: The Return of Arsene Lupin

The Woman Who Lost Her Soul

By Bob Shacochis
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  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Book Code : 0802193099
  • Total of Pages : 738
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 977
  • Pdf File: the-woman-who-lost-her-soul.pdf

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Pulitzer Prize finalist: “A soaring literary epic about the forces that have driven us to the 9/11 age . . . relentlessly captivating” (Ron Charles, The Washington Post). When humanitarian lawyer Tom Harrington travels to Haiti to investigate the murder of a beautiful photojournalist, he is confronted with a dangerous landscape riddled with poverty, corruption, and voodoo. It’s the late 1990s, a time of brutal guerrilla warfare and civilian kidnappings. The journalist, whom he knew years before as Jackie Scott, had a bigger investment in Haiti than it seemed. To make sense of her death, Tom must plunge back into his complicated ties to Jackie—and her mysterious past. Shacochis traces Jackie’s shadowy family history from the outlaw terrain of World War II Dubrovnik to 1980s Istanbul. Caught between her first love and her domineering father—an elite Cold War spy pressuring her to follow in his footsteps—seventeen-year-old Jackie hatches a desperate escape plan. But getting out also puts her on the path that turns her into the soulless woman Tom fears as much as desires. Set over fifty years and in four war-torn countries, The Woman Who Lost Her Soul is National Book Award winner Bob Shacochis’s masterpiece and a magnum opus. It brings to life an intricate portrait of catastrophic events that led up to the war on terror and the America we are today.

Delphi Collected Works of Maurice Leblanc (Illustrated)

By Maurice Leblanc,Edgar Jepson
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  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Book Code : 1786561131
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 812
  • Pdf File: delphi-collected-works-of-maurice-leblanc.pdf

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The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn

By Robin Maxwell
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1628724544
  • Total of Pages : 274
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 174
  • Pdf File: the-secret-diary-of-anne-boleyn.pdf

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The first novel in the acclaimed Elizabethan Quartet: “Wonderfully juicy...Maxwell brings all of bloody Tudor England vividly to life.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) One was queen for a thousand days; one for over forty years. Both were passionate, headstrong women, loved and hated by Henry VIII. Yet until the discovery of the secret diary, Anne Boleyn and her daughter, Elizabeth I, had never really met . . . Anne was the second of Henry’s six wives, doomed to be beloved, betrayed, and beheaded. When Henry fell madly in love with her upon her return from an education at the lascivious French court, he was already a married man. While his passion for Anne was great enough to rock the foundation of England and of all Christendom, in the end he forsook her for another love, schemed against her, and ultimately had her sentenced to death. But unbeknownst to the king, Anne had kept a diary. At the beginning of Elizabeth’s reign, it is pressed into her hands. In reading it, the young queen discovers a great deal about her much-maligned mother: Anne’s fierce determination, her hard-won knowledge about being a woman in a world ruled by despotic men, and her deep-seated love for the infant daughter taken from her shortly after her birth. In the journal’s pages, Elizabeth finds an echo of her own dramatic life as a passionate young woman at the center of England’s powerful male establishment, and with the knowledge gained from them, makes a resolution that will change the course of history . . . “Maxwell is one of the most popular—and one of the best—historical novelists currently mining the rich vein of Tudor history.” —Booklist

The Secret of Healthy Life : Health, Happiness, and Longevity (Ultimate collection of 3 Books) Secrets Of Health/ Searchlights on Health: The Science of Eugenics/ Health, Happiness, and Longevity

By Dr. Kusum Lunia,B. G. Jefferis,J. L. Nichols,Louis Philippe McCarty
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  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 1470
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Members : 272
  • Pdf File: the-secret-of-healthy-life.pdf

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The Secret of Healthy Life : Health, Happiness, and Longevity (Ultimate collection of 3 Books) The Best Combo Collection of All Time Bestseller Books of the An Anthology Contains: Secrets Of Health. Searchlights on Health: The Science of Eugenics. Health, Happiness, and Longevity.

Dealing with the Secret Poison in Your Life

By Dr. D. K. Olukoya
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  • Publisher : The Battle Cry Christian Ministries
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 72
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 187
  • Pdf File: dealing-with-the-secret-poison-in-your-life.pdf

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Afflictions and sufferings abound today as a result of secret poison in many lives. Some people are conscious of these secret destroyers in their lives while others are not. Inability to discover and to deal with these secrets poisons have led many to an early grave while many are going down everyday physically and spiritually due to the presence of these things. Any life that harbors these pollutants can never fulfill his or her destiny. The author in this book identifies these poisons, their sources and how to get rid of them so that you can be what God wants you to be.

One Perfect Day

By Lauraine Snelling
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  • Publisher : FaithWords
  • Book Code : 0446544582
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 888
  • Pdf File: one-perfect-day.pdf

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This is the story of two mothers, strangers to one another. The first has two children -- twins, a boy and girl, who are seniors in high school. She wants their last Christmas as a family living in the same home to be perfect, but her husband is delayed returning from a business trip abroad. And then there's an accident -- a fatal one involving a drunk driver. Meanwhile, the other mother has a daughter who needs a new heart, and so the loss of one woman becomes the miracle the other has desperately prayed for. While one mother grieves, and pulls away from her family, the other finds that even miracles aren't always easy to receive.

Whistle in the Dark

By Emma Healey
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062309749
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 512
  • Pdf File: whistle-in-the-dark.pdf

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Emma Healey follows the success of her #1 internationally bestselling debut novel Elizabeth Is Missing, winner of the Costa First Novel Award, with this beautiful, thought-provoking, and psychologically complex tale that affirms her status as one of the most inventive and original literary novelists today. Jen and Hugh Maddox have just survived every parent’s worst nightmare. Relieved, but still terrified, they sit by the hospital bedside of their fifteen-year-old daughter, Lana, who was found bloodied, bruised, and disoriented after going missing for four days during a mother-daughter vacation in the country. As Lana lies mute in the bed, unwilling or unable to articulate what happened to her during that period, the national media speculates wildly and Jen and Hugh try to answer many questions. Where was Lana? How did she get hurt? Was the teenage boy who befriended her involved? How did she survive outside for all those days? Even when she returns to the family home and her school routine, Lana only provides the same frustrating answer over and over: "I can’t remember." For years, Jen had tried to soothe the depressive demons plaguing her younger child, and had always dreaded the worst. Now she has hope—the family has gone through hell and come out the other side. But Jen cannot let go of her need to find the truth. Without telling Hugh or their pregnant older daughter Meg, Jen sets off to retrace Lana’s steps, a journey that will lead her to a deeper understanding of her youngest daughter, her family, and herself. A wry, poignant, and masterfully drawn story that explores the bonds and duress of family life, the pain of mental illness, and the fraught yet enduring connection between mothers and daughters, Whistle in the Dark is a story of guilt, fear, hope, and love that explores what it means to lose and find ourselves and those we love.