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Download The Wisdom of Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton PDF

By G. K. Chesterton

From London to Cornwall, then to Italy and France, a quick, shabby priest runs to earth bandits, traitors, killers. Why is he so successful?

The cause is that when years spent within the priesthood, Father Brown is familiar with human nature and isn't terrified of its darkish aspect. hence he is familiar with felony motivation and the way to accommodate it.

The tales incorporated are "The Paradise of Thieves," "The Duel of Dr. Hirsch," "The guy within the Passage," "The blunders of the Machine," "The Head of the Caesar," "The pink Wig," "The Perishing of the Pendragons," "The God of the Gongs," "The Salad of the Colonel Cray," "The unusual Crime of John Boulnois" and "The Fairy story of pop Brown."

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Download The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare (HarperPerennial by G. K. Chesterton PDF

By G. K. Chesterton

A member of Scotland Yard’s mystery anti-anarchist police corps, Gabriel Syme infiltrates the neighborhood eu anarchist council purely to find that the crowd isn't really what it provides itself to be.

Acting as Thursday, one of many elite relevant council, Syme has entry to the innermost secrets and techniques and ambitions of the association, and, as he races to prevent the president, Sunday, from unleashing anarchy in Europe, discovers to his shock that he's no longer on my own in his mission.

HarperPerennial Classics brings nice works of literature to lifestyles in electronic layout, upholding the top criteria in e-book creation and celebrating interpreting in all its varieties. search for extra titles within the HarperPerennial Classics assortment to construct your electronic library.

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Download A Whisper in the Dark: Twelve Thrilling Tales by Louisa May by Louisa May Alcott PDF

By Louisa May Alcott

This assortment represents the easiest of Alcott's grownup oeuvre, beginning with A glossy Mephistopheles, a gloomy Faustian story encouraged by way of A lengthy deadly Love Chase. The tales during this quantity show dramatic depth and exciting, suspenseful plots that express Alcott to be a fancy and passionate author. Readers will realize inside of this maelstrom of homicide, deceit, obsessive hope, treachery, duplicity, and betrayal that love and honor can nonetheless triumph over all.

The e-book takes its name from the story "A Whisper within the Dark," arguably Alcott's high-gothic masterpiece, a narrative of imperiled innocence.

Also featured are: "The Abbot's Ghost," considered one of Alcott's few thrillers that employs the supernatural; "Perilous Play," a sensationalist tale within which she means that with the ideal stimulation—in this example hashish—even the blameless exhibit a dismal part; and V.V.; or Plots and Counterplots, fraught with ardour and jealousy that introduces the mysterious Virginie Varens, the darkest heroine in all of her paintings.

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Download Love, Nina A Nanny Writes Home by Nina Stibbe PDF

By Nina Stibbe

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"Breezy, subtle, hilarious, impolite and aching with sweetness: LOVE, NINA should be the main fascinating publication I've ever read." --Maria Semple, writer of Where'd You move, Bernadette In 1982, 20-year-old Nina Stibbe moved to London to paintings as a nanny to 2 opinionated and vigorous younger boys. In common letters domestic to her sister, Nina defined her trials and triumphs: there's a cat not anyone likes, suppertime visits from a well-known neighborhood playwright, a mysteriously unpaid milk invoice, and repeated misadventures parking the relations automobile. Dinner desk discussions disguise the gamut, from the greats of English literature, to swearing in German, to sexually transmitted ailments. There's no finish to what Nina can examine from those boys (rude phrases) and their broad-minded mom (the who's who of literary London). an enthralling, hilarious, sweetly inspiring get together of undesirable nutrients and sturdy corporation, "Love, Nina" makes a tender woman's adventures in a brand new global come alive. (less)

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Download A Haunted House (Timeless Classics) by Virginia Woolf PDF

By Virginia Woolf

No matter what hour you woke there has been a door shutting. From room to room they went, hand in hand, lifting the following, establishing there, making sure—a ghostly couple. Stooping, protecting their silver lamp above us, lengthy they give the impression of being and deeply. lengthy they pause. The wind drives straightly; the flame stoops a little. Wild beams of moonlight move either flooring and wall, and, assembly, stain the faces bent; the faces puzzling over; the faces that seek the sleepers and search their hidden pleasure.

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Download Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë PDF

By Emily Brontë

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Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte's simply novel, is among the pinnacles of nineteenth century English literature. It's the tale of Heathcliff, an orphan who falls inlove with a lady above his category, loses her, and devotes the remainder of his lifestyles to wreaking revenge on her family.

In early nineteenth-century Yorkshire, the passionate attachment among a headstrong younger woman and a foundling boy mentioned via her father explanations catastrophe for them and so forth, even within the subsequent iteration.

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Download The Quickening Maze by Adam Foulds PDF

By Adam Foulds

In line with actual occasions in Epping wooded area at the fringe of London round 1840, The Quickening Maze centres at the first incarceration of the nice nature poet John Clare. After years suffering from alcohol, severe overlook and melancholy, Clare unearths himself in excessive seashore deepest Asylum – an establishment run on reformist ideas which might later turn into often called occupational remedy. even as one other poet, the younger Alfred Tennyson, strikes within reach and turns into entangled within the existence and catastrophic schemes of the asylum's proprietor, the ordinary, charismatic Dr Matthew Allen.

For John Clare, a guy who had grown up steeped within the freedoms and exhilarations of nature, who suggestion ‘the fringe of the realm was once a day’s stroll away’, a locked door is one of those demise. This intensely lyrical novel describes his vertiginous fall, via hallucinatory episodes of madness and dissolving id, in the direction of his ultimate madness.

Historically actual, yet brilliantly imagined, the closed international of excessive seashore and its numerous inmates – the medical professional, his lonely daughter in love with Tennyson, the brutish employees and John Clare himself – are introduced vividly to existence. outdoor the partitions is Nature, and Clare’s paradise: the birds and animals, the gypsies dwelling within the woodland; his dream of domestic, of redemption, of get away. Rapturous but special, exquisitely written, wealthy in personality and aspect, this can be a extraordinary and deeply affecting e-book: a visionary novel which includes a world.

From the exchange Paperback edition.

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Download Middlemarch (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by George Eliot PDF

By George Eliot

Middlemarch, through George Eliot, is a part of the Barnes & Noble Classics sequence, which bargains caliber variants at cheap costs to the coed and the overall reader, together with new scholarship, considerate layout, and pages of conscientiously crafted extras. listed here are the various striking beneficial properties of Barnes & Noble Classics:
* New introductions commissioned from today's best writers and scholars
* Biographies of the authors
* Chronologies of up to date ancient, biographical, and cultural events
* Footnotes and endnotes
* Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, performs, work, operas, statuary, and movies encouraged by way of the work
* reviews by way of different recognized authors
* research inquiries to problem the reader's viewpoints and expectations
* Bibliographies for extra reading
* Indices & Glossaries, whilst appropriate

All variants are fantastically designed and are published to improved requirements; a few contain illustrations of ancient curiosity. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls jointly a constellation of influences—biographical, ancient, and literary—to enhance each one reader's figuring out of those enduring works.

Often known as the best nineteenth-century British novelist, George Eliot (the pen identify of Mary Ann Evans) created in Middlemarch an unlimited landscape of lifestyles in a provincial Midlands city. on the story's heart stands the highbrow and idealistic Dorothea Brooke—a personality who in lots of methods resembles Eliot herself. however the very features that set Dorothea except the materialistic, mean-spirited society round her additionally lead her right into a disastrous marriage with a guy she errors for her soul mate. In a parallel tale, younger health care provider Tertius Lydgate, who's both idealistic, falls in love with the gorgeous yet useless and superficial Rosamund Vincy, whom he marries to his ruin.
Eliot surrounds her major figures with a gallery of characters drawn from each social type, from workers and shopkeepers to the emerging center category to individuals of the rich, landed gentry. jointly they shape an awfully wealthy and accurately special portrait of English provincial lifestyles within the 1830s. yet Dorothea's and Lydgate's struggles to keep their ethical integrity in the course of temptation and tragedy remind us that their global is especially very like our personal. Strikingly smooth in its painful ironies and mental perception, Middlemarch was once pivotal within the shaping of twentieth-century literary realism.
Lynne Sharon Schwartz is the writer of fourteen books of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, together with the novels Disturbances within the box, Leaving Brooklyn, and In the kin Way, and the memoir Ruined via Reading. Her poetry assortment In Solitary and her translation of A position to dwell: chosen Essays of Natalia Ginzburg seemed in 2002.

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Download Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare Made Easy) by William Shakespeare PDF

By William Shakespeare

Star-crossed Romeo and Juliet are Shakespeare's most famed lovers.

A staple of highschool examining lists, the tragedy in particular resonates with younger grownup readers who, like Romeo and Juliet, have skilled the exhilarating and dangerous phenomenon of being "in love".

Given the tragic finishing of the play, what does Shakespeare illustrate approximately his teenager protagonists: Are they the hapless sufferers of destiny, or are they chargeable for the negative offerings they make? Is their love the "real thing", or is it self-indulgent ardour run amok?

These are a few of the ever proper questions mentioned during this serious version of Romeo and Juliet.

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Download The Sickroom in Victorian Fiction: The Art of Being Ill by Miriam Bailin PDF

By Miriam Bailin

During this exploration of the importance of disease within the Victorian literary mind's eye Miriam Bailin maps the cultural implications and narrative results of the sickroom as an incredible symbolic area in nineteenth-century lifestyles and literature. Dr Bailin attracts on non-fictional bills of affliction via Julia Stephen, Harriet Martineau and others to light up the presentation of sickness and ministration, sufferer and nurse, within the fiction of Charlotte Brontë, Charles Dickens and George Eliot. She argues that the sickroom services as an imagined retreat from conflicts in Victorian society, and that fictional representations of affliction serve to solve either social clash and aesthetic pressure. Her focus at the sickroom scene as a compositional reaction to insistent formal in addition to social difficulties yields clean readings of canonical works and ways to the constituent parts of Victorian realist narrative.

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