Pdf ebook: Tales of the New World

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Summary: In her first collection of stories since her PEN/Faulkner-winning The Caprices, Sabina Murray confronts the manipulation, compassion, ambition, and controv

  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • ISBN: 0802195059
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 273
  • Language: English
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Description: In her first collection of stories since her PEN/Faulkner-winning The Caprices, Sabina Murray confronts the manipulation, compassion, ambition, and controversy surrounding some of the most intrepid and sadistic pioneers of the last four millennia. Iconic explorers and settlers are made intimately human as they plow through the un-navigated boundaries of their worlds to give shape to modern geography, philosophy, and science. As Ferdinand Magellan sets out on his final voyage, he forms an unlikely friendship with a rich scholar who harbors feelings for the captain, but in the end cannot save Magellan from his own greed. Balboa’s peek at the South Sea may never have happened if it wasn’t for his loyal and vicious dog, Leonico, and an unavoidable urge to relieve himself. And Captain Zimri Coffin is plagued by sleepless nights after reading Frankenstein, that is until his crew rescues two shipwrecked Englishmen who carry rumor of a giant and deadly white whale lurking in the depths of the ocean. With her signature blend of sophistication and savagery, darkness and humor, Sabina Murray investigates the complexities of faith, the lure of the unknown, and the elusive mingling of history and legend.


Pdf ebook: Solace of the Road

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Summary: Holly’s story will leave a lasting impression on all who travel with her. Memories of mum are the only thing that make Holly Hogan happy. She hates her f

  • Author : Siobhan Dowd
  • Publisher: David Fickling Books
  • ISBN: 0375893652
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 272
  • Language: English
  • Views: 406
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Description: Holly’s story will leave a lasting impression on all who travel with her. Memories of mum are the only thing that make Holly Hogan happy. She hates her foster family with their too-nice ways and their false sympathy. And she hates her life, her stupid school, and the way everyone is always on at her. Then she finds the wig, and everything changes. Wearing the long, flowing blond locks she feels transformed. She’s not Holly anymore, she’s Solace: the girl with the slinkster walk and the supersharp talk. She’s older, more confident—the kind of girl who can walk right out of her humdrum life, hitch to Ireland, and find her mum. The kind of girl who can face the world head-on. So begins a bittersweet and sometimes hilarious journey as Solace swaggers and Holly tiptoes across England and through memory, discovering her true self and unlocking the secrets of her past.


Pdf ebook: The Tragic Life Story of Medea as Mother, Monster, and Muse

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Summary: This volume offers a critical yet empathic exploration of the ancient myth of Medea as immortalized by early Greek and Roman dramatists to showcase the tra

  • Author : Jana Rivers Norton
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1527543404
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 248
  • Language: English
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Description: This volume offers a critical yet empathic exploration of the ancient myth of Medea as immortalized by early Greek and Roman dramatists to showcase the tragic forces afoot when relational suffering remains unresolved in the lives of individuals, families and communities. Medea as a tragic figure, whose sense of isolation and betrayal interferes with her ability to form healthy attachments, reveals the human propensity for violence when the agony of unresolved grief turns to vengeance against those we hold most dear. However, metaphorically, her life story as an emblem for existential crisis serves as a psychological touchstone in the lives of early twentieth-century female authors, who struggled to find their rightful place in the world, to resolve the sorrow of unrequited love and devotion, and to reconcile experiences of societal abandonment and neglect as self-discovery.


Pdf ebook: This World Is Full of Monsters

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Summary: An alien invasion comes to one man’s doorstep in the form of a story-creature, followed by death and rebirth in a transformed Earth, in this Tor.com Orig

  • Author : Jeff VanderMeer
  • Publisher: Tor Books
  • ISBN: 1250165717
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 32
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1582
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Description: An alien invasion comes to one man’s doorstep in the form of a story-creature, followed by death and rebirth in a transformed Earth, in this Tor.com Original science fiction tale from Jeff VanderMeer, the New York Times bestselling author of the Southern Reach trilogy. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Pdf ebook: The Prophecy of the Seven

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Summary: New adventures await Lucian and the crew as they seek the lost Prophecy of the Seven.

  • Author : Kyle West
  • Publisher: Kyle West
  • ISBN:
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 428
  • Language: English
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Description: New adventures await Lucian and the crew as they seek the lost Prophecy of the Seven.


Pdf ebook: Writer's Market 2020

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Summary: The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published! Want to get published and paid for your writing? Let Writer's Market 2020 guide you through the process with t

  • Author : Robert Lee Brewer
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0593188195
  • Genre: Reference
  • Number of Pages: 896
  • Language: English
  • Views: 332
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Description: The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published! Want to get published and paid for your writing? Let Writer's Market 2020 guide you through the process with thousands of publishing opportunities for writers, including listings for book publishers, consumer and trade magazines, contests and awards, and literary agents—as well as new playwriting and screenwriting sections. These listings feature contact and submission information to help writers get their work published. Beyond the listings, you'll find articles devoted to the business and promotion of writing. Discover 20 literary agents actively seeking writers and their writing, how to develop an author brand, and overlooked funds for writers. This edition also includes the ever-popular pay-rate chart and book publisher subject index! You also gain access to: • Lists of professional writing organizations • Sample query letters • How to land a six-figure book deal


Pdf ebook: The Passion of Frankenstein

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Summary: In his stunning tour-de-force sequel to Mary Shelley's novel FRANKENSTEIN, horror master Marvin Kaye (author of A Cold Blue Light and The Masters of Solitu

  • Author : Marvin Kaye
  • Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
  • ISBN: 1479408484
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 210
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1333
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Description: In his stunning tour-de-force sequel to Mary Shelley's novel FRANKENSTEIN, horror master Marvin Kaye (author of A Cold Blue Light and The Masters of Solitude) breathes new life into the Creature, offering a glimpse into the soul behind the monster -- and redemption to not only Victor Frankenstein, but the life he created. From the snow-swept wastes of the Frozen North to the gaslit streets of Edinburgh (where Burke & Hare are just starting their body-snatching ways), THE PASSION OF FRANKENSTEIN is a horror event not to be missed!


Pdf ebook: The Reproduction of Evil

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Summary: Why is it that victims of abuse so often become perpetrators, and what can psychoanalysis offer to these survivor-perpetrators, whose criminal conduct seem

  • Author : Sue Grand
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135060932
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Number of Pages: 216
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1423
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Description: Why is it that victims of abuse so often become perpetrators, and what can psychoanalysis offer to these survivor-perpetrators, whose criminal conduct seems to transcend the possibilities of empathic psychoanalytic inquiry. In The Reproduction of Evil, Sue Grand engages these deeply troublesome issues in the belief that psychoanalysts can and should reclaim the study of what lies beyond ordinary human empathy. Her goal is to elucidate the link between traumatic memory and the perpetration of evil. To this end, she presents an interdisciplinary analysis, at once scholarly and passionate, of the ways in which families and cultures transform victims of malignant trauma into perpetrators of these very traumas on others. Through intensive case studies, Grand draws the reader into the world of the survivor-perpetrators who commit acts of child abuse, of incest, of racial persecution, even of homicide and genocide. By infusing psychoanalytic inquiry with cultural analysis and by supplementing clinical vignettes with well-chosen literary illustrations, Grand is able to convey the survivor-perpetrator's immediacy of experience in a manner that readers may find unsettling, even uncanny. By interweaving psychoanalytic, sociohistorical, and literary perspectives, Grand fills a critical lacuna in the literature about trauma and its intergenerational transmission. Her analysis of the psychodynamic processes and cultural tensions that bind perpetrators, victims, and bystanders provides trenchant insights into the violence and fragmentation that beset our society. Essential reading for a wide clinical audience, The Reproduction of Evil will also be powerfully informative for academic and lay readers interested in the intrapsychic, interpersonal, and cultural factors that account for the perpetuation of evil from generation to generation.


Pdf ebook: Delphi Collected Works of M. P. Shiel (Illustrated)

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Summary: The early twentieth century writer M. P. Shiel was a master of supernatural horror and science-fiction romances. ‘The Purple Cloud’ (1901), a dystopian

  • Author : M. P. Shiel
  • Publisher: Delphi Classics
  • ISBN: 1913487458
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 4565
  • Language: English
  • Views: 562
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Description: The early twentieth century writer M. P. Shiel was a master of supernatural horror and science-fiction romances. ‘The Purple Cloud’ (1901), a dystopian, post-apocalyptic novel, is an important milestone in the development of science fiction literature, regarded by some as the best of all ‘Last Man’ novels. His pioneering works went on to influence important writers like H. G. Wells and Stephen King. This comprehensive eBook presents Shiel’s collected works, with numerous illustrations, many rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Shiel’s life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * 16 novels, with individual contents tables * Features many rare novels appearing for the first time in digital publishing * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Rare short stories * Includes Shiel’s rare non fiction works, published posthumously – available in no other collection * Ordering of texts into chronological order and genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels The Rajah’s Sapphire (1896) The Yellow Danger (1898) Contraband of War (1899) Cold Steel (1899) The Man-Stealers (1900) The Lord of the Sea (1901) The Purple Cloud (1901) The Evil That Men Do (1904) The Lost Viol (1905) The Yellow Wave (1905) The Last Miracle (1906) The White Wedding (1908) The Isle of Lies (1909) The Dragon (1913) Children of the Wind (1923) The Young Men Are Coming! (1937) The Short Story Collections Prince Zaleski (1895) Shapes in the Fire (1896) Miscellaneous Short Stories The Non-Fiction Science, Life and Literature (1950) Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks


Pdf ebook: Monster

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Summary: A fictionalized autobiography of the woman who wrote Frankenstein. Two centuries ago, a twenty-year-old woman invented science fiction. Her father gave her

  • Author : M. R. Arnold
  • Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
  • ISBN: 1633536521
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 250
  • Language: English
  • Views: 591
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Description: A fictionalized autobiography of the woman who wrote Frankenstein. Two centuries ago, a twenty-year-old woman invented science fiction. Her father gave her a better education than any woman of the age could hope for—and made her the victim of ongoing incest. At fifteen, she became involved with one of the greatest poets in England and made love to him on her mother’s grave. When she was sixteen, she escaped from home by running away for a six-week walking tour of Europe, and shared Percy Bysshe Shelley with her sister. And her mentor, Lord Byron, challenged her to prove she was as good a writer as the best poet-philosophers of the Enlightenment. Both men admired her mind, and both wanted more. She would publish a book that changed the world—and this historical novel imagines her inner life as a woman far ahead of her time.


Pdf ebook: The Complete Works of Swami Ramakrishnananda

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Summary: Swami Ramakrishnananda popularly known as Shashi Maharaj as the torch-bearer of the message of Sri Ramakrishna worked tirelessly to spread the ideal of ren

  • Author : Compailation
  • Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
  • ISBN: 1312349336
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Number of Pages: N.A
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1861
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Description: Swami Ramakrishnananda popularly known as Shashi Maharaj as the torch-bearer of the message of Sri Ramakrishna worked tirelessly to spread the ideal of renunciation and service in different parts of South India. The complete collection of lectures, writings and letters of Swami Ramakrishnananda have been published in 3 Volumes of which this is the first.


Pdf ebook: The Monster

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Summary: "The Monster" by Edgar Saltus. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics

  • Author : Edgar Saltus
  • Publisher: Good Press
  • ISBN:
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 232
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1893
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Description: "The Monster" by Edgar Saltus. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


Pdf ebook: I Killed the Monster

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Summary: “We think we are indestructible. We pretend of being in full control of our destiny and become arrogant and unapproachable on a human level. Man is only

  • Author : Antonio Casale
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 1462071198
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 220
  • Language: English
  • Views: 394
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Description: “We think we are indestructible. We pretend of being in full control of our destiny and become arrogant and unapproachable on a human level. Man is only a component in the vast scenario of universal existence. The human race breeds in a constant conflict of manipulations, distortions, Machiavellian schemes and Sisyphean delusions. When he learns to bend his knee in a state of humility, he begins to grow.”


Pdf ebook: "If You Turned into a Monster"

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Summary: Draw me a picture of what you would look like if you turned into a monster.' Dennis McCarthy's work with distressed or traumatized children begins with an

  • Author : Dennis McCarthy
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781846426285
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Number of Pages: 160
  • Language: English
  • Views: 791
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Description: Draw me a picture of what you would look like if you turned into a monster.' Dennis McCarthy's work with distressed or traumatized children begins with an exercise that is simple but very effective: he invites the child to communicate with him in their own way, through the non-verbal language of play. Using case studies from his clinical experience and with numerous children's monster drawings, McCarthy lets the meaningful self-expression of the child take centre stage. He demonstrates that being allowed to play, move and draw impulsively and creatively in the supportive presence of the therapist is in fact the beginning of the therapeutic process. These activities are shown to be more therapeutic for the child in practical terms than the interpretation of the clues it provides about the child's state of mind. This very accessible book will be inspiring reading for play therapists and other professionals working therapeutically with young children and their families.


Pdf ebook: Cerberus: Book 1 of Parish

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Summary: For Kaeden Parish, life in Solace has always followed certain rules—everything makes sense, everything can be planned for, and everything is as it seems.

  • Author : P.K. Gallagher
  • Publisher: BookRix
  • ISBN: 3730944622
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 435
  • Language: English
  • Views: 994
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Description: For Kaeden Parish, life in Solace has always followed certain rules—everything makes sense, everything can be planned for, and everything is as it seems. Unfortunately, the secret harbored by his gorgeous, albeit guarded girlfriend is about to shatter all of that. After a successful attack on his life opens his eyes to a world of war, shadows, and supernatural creatures—a world he didn't plan for—Kaeden finds himself resembling the sort of monster he has always feared. As he desperately struggles to resist a new temptation, danger draws ever nearer, threatening the ones he loves most. A prophecy tells of a final battle and great destruction, and Kaeden must decide which side he is on, a choice that could mean the end of the world. In Book 1 of the Solace Series, P.K. Gallagher pulls readers into a realm where good and evil are at war, and the outcome of it all rests on one young man's decision to either go and live...or stay and die. This is where Parish begins.


Pdf ebook: Taming the Beast

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Summary: Leviathan, a manifestation of one of the oldest monsters in recorded history (3rd millennium BCE), and its sidekick, Behemoth, have been the object of cent

  • Author : Mark R. Sneed
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • ISBN: 3110580330
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 301
  • Language: English
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Description: Leviathan, a manifestation of one of the oldest monsters in recorded history (3rd millennium BCE), and its sidekick, Behemoth, have been the object of centuries of suppression throughout the millennia. Originally cosmic, terrifying creatures who represented disorder and chaos, they have been converted into the more palatable crocodile and hippo by biblical scholars today. However, among the earliest Jews (and Muslims) and possibly Christians, these creatures occupied a significant place in creation and redemption history. Before that, they formed part of a backstory that connects the Bible with the wider ancient Near East. When examining the reception history of these fascinating beasts, several questions emerge. Why are Jewish children today familiar with these creatures, while Christian children know next to nothing about them? Why do many modern biblical scholars follow suit and view them as minor players in the grand scheme of things? Conversely, why has popular culture eagerly embraced them, assimilating the words as symbols for the enormous? More unexpectedly, why have fundamentalist Christians touted them as evidence for the cohabitation of dinosaurs and humans?


Pdf ebook: Pretty Little Monster

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Summary: It’s all fun and games until a body washes up…. Beth Monroe just wants to make it through the summer baseball season without being the constant target

  • Author : ID Johnson
  • Publisher: ID Johnson
  • ISBN: 1791723764
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 212
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1437
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Description: It’s all fun and games until a body washes up…. Beth Monroe just wants to make it through the summer baseball season without being the constant target of her brother Shane’s jokes, but he is relentless, and she’s ready to lock herself in her room and hide. Until the new girl shows up. Halley appears in small town Barryville like a ghost. No one knows where she came from or anything about her past, not even her last name. When she gives Beth a piece of unsolicited advice that, “It’s what’s on the outside that counts,” Beth changes everything about herself. By the time Beth realizes she’s becoming a monster, it might be too late, and Halley has already sunk her claws into Beth’s best friend Ryan—who might’ve been something more if Beth had opened her eyes a little earlier. As Halley’s past catches up to her, Beth realizes there’s more to this mysterious girl than she realized. Can she stop Halley from revealing her true, monstrous nature to Ryan before it’s too late? If you love the 1990s and movies like Heathers, as well as grunge rock and books full of nostalgia, you'll love Pretty Little Monster!


Pdf ebook: The Solace of Leaving Early

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Summary: Using small-town life as a springboard to explore the loftiest of ideas, Haven Kimmel’s irresistibly smart and generous first novel is at once a romance

  • Author : Haven Kimmel
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN: 0385507305
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 240
  • Language: English
  • Views: 735
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Description: Using small-town life as a springboard to explore the loftiest of ideas, Haven Kimmel’s irresistibly smart and generous first novel is at once a romance and a haunting meditation on grief and faith. Langston Braverman returns to Haddington, Indiana (pop. 3,062) after walking out on an academic career that has equipped her for little but lording it over other people. Amos Townsend is trying to minister to a congregation that would prefer simple affirmations to his esoteric brand of theology. What draws these difficult—if not impossible—people together are two wounded little girls who call themselves Immaculata and Epiphany. They are the daughters of Langston’s childhood friend and the witnesses to her murder. And their need for love is so urgent that neither Langston nor Amos can resist it, though they do their best to resist each other. Deftly walking the tightrope between tragedy and comedy, The Solace of Leaving Early is a joyous story about finding one’s better self through accepting the shortcomings of others.


Pdf ebook: Delphi Complete Works of Charles Dickens (Illustrated)

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Summary: Now UPDATED with even more bonus material, this surely has to be the ULTIMATE Dickens eBook, with over 1,600 illustrations. In this colossal edition you wi

  • Author : Charles Dickens
  • Publisher: Delphi Classics
  • ISBN: 1908909005
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 20457
  • Language: English
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Description: Now UPDATED with even more bonus material, this surely has to be the ULTIMATE Dickens eBook, with over 1,600 illustrations. In this colossal edition you will discover every novel, short story, novella, play, poem, letter, speech and article written by Charles Dickens. This really is the COMPLETE Dickens. (70MB Version 11) * ALL 15 Novels and ALL illustrated with the original Victorian images * Each text is annotated with concise introductions, giving valuable contextual information * each novel and story collection has its own contents table * Special Bonus text of Henry Morford’s classic continuation of Edwin Drood – finish the novel at last! * all of the Christmas stories and novellas with their original artwork * the complete poetry, plays, letters and speeches * ALL of the collaborative works with other authors – even the very rare ones * beautifully illustrated with hundreds of Dickensian images * rare images of how the monthly serials first appeared, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * includes bonus Pickwickiana text – Montcrieff’s drama SAM WELLER, giving a taste of the Victorian craze – available nowhere else as a digital book * includes John Forster's biography of Dickens; explore the great writer's amazing life! * features MEMOIRS OF JOSEPH GRIMALDI by Thomas Egerton Wilks, which Dickens edited in his early career - first time in digital print. * includes no less than FIVE more biographies, including Mamie Dickens’ memoir MY FATHER AS I RECALL HIM * boasts a special criticism section, with essays by writers such as Virginia Woolf, G.K. Chesterton, Andrew Lang and Henry James, examining Dickens’ contribution to literature * includes an Adaptations section, featuring Hallie Erminie Rives’ TALES FROM DICKENS and rare theatrical adaptations of the novels * UPDATED with larger images - enjoy the original illustrations in detail! * this truly is the Dickensian’s perfect eBook! Please visit www.delphiclassics.com for the full detailed list and to browse our range of exciting classic titles CONTENTS: A DINNER AT POPLAR WALK The Novels ALL THE NOVELS JOHN JASPER’S SECRET BY HENRY MORFORD The Christmas Novellas A CHRISTMAS CAROL THE CHIMES THE CRICKET ON THE HEARTH THE BATTLE OF LIFE THE HAUNTED MAN AND THE GHOST’S BARGAIN The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES The Short Story Collections SKETCHES BY BOZ ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ORDER OF THE SKETCHES MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK REPRINTED PIECES The Collaborative Works ALLTHE COLLABORATIVE WORKS The Plays THE STRANGE GENTLEMAN THE VILLAGE COQUETTES IS SHE HIS WIFE? OR, SOMETHING SINGULAR! THE LAMPLIGHTER MR. NIGHTINGALE’S DIARY THE FROZEN DEEP NO THOROUGHFARE The Poetry LIST OF THE POETRY The Non-Fiction AMERICAN NOTES PICTURES FROM ITALY THE LIFE OF OUR LORD A CHILD’S HISTORY OF ENGLAND THE UNCOMMERCIAL TRAVELLER THE COMPLETE SPEECHES THE COMPLETE LETTERS MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS and many more The Adaptations TALES FROM DICKENS BY HALLIE ERMINIE RIVES and more The Criticism MANY ESSAYS BY FAMOUS WRITERS AND CRITICS The Biographies THE LIFE OF CHARLES DICKENS BY JOHN FORSTER DICKENS BY SIR ADOLPHUS WILLIAM WARD LIFE OF CHARLES DICKENS BY SIR FRANK T. MARZIALS VICTORIAN WORTHIES: CHARLES DICKENS BY G.H. BLORE DICKENS' LONDON BY M. F. MANSFIELD MY FATHER AS I RECALL HIM BY MAMIE DICKENS


Pdf ebook: The Solace of Fierce Landscapes

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Summary: In the tradition of Kathleen Norris, Terry Tempest Williams, and Thomas Merton, The Solace of Fierce Landscapes explores the impulse that has drawn seekers

  • Author : Belden C. Lane
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780199760428
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 296
  • Language: English
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Description: In the tradition of Kathleen Norris, Terry Tempest Williams, and Thomas Merton, The Solace of Fierce Landscapes explores the impulse that has drawn seekers into the wilderness for centuries and offers eloquent testimony to the healing power of mountain silence and desert indifference. Interweaving a memoir of his mother's long struggle with Alzheimer's and cancer, meditations on his own wilderness experience, and illuminating commentary on the Christian via negativa--a mystical tradition that seeks God in the silence beyond language--Lane rejects the easy affirmations of pop spirituality for the harsher but more profound truths that wilderness can teach us. "There is an unaccountable solace that fierce landscapes offer to the soul. They heal, as well as mirror, the brokeness we find within." It is this apparent paradox that lies at the heart of this remarkable book: that inhuman landscapes should be the source of spiritual comfort. Lane shows that the very indifference of the wilderness can release us from the demands of the endlessly anxious ego, teach us to ignore the inessential in our own lives, and enable us to transcend the "false self" that is ever-obsessed with managing impressions. Drawing upon the wisdom of St. John of the Cross, Meister Eckhardt, Simone Weil, Edward Abbey, and many other Christian and non-Christian writers, Lane also demonstrates how those of us cut off from the wilderness might "make some desert" in our lives. Written with vivid intelligence, narrative ease, and a gracefulness that is itself a comfort, The Solace of Fierce Landscapes gives us not only a description but a "performance" of an ancient and increasingly relevant spiritual tradition.