The Sibyl in Her Grave

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The Sibyl in Her Grave

Author: ,

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 0307570665

Genre: Fiction

Page: 368

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Book Summary: Julia Larwood's Aunt Regina needs help. She and two friends pooled their modest resources and invested in equities. Now the tax man demands his due, but they've already spent the money. How can they dig themselves out of the tax hole? Even more to the point: Can the sin of capital gains trigger corporeal loss? That's one for the sibyl, psychic counselor Isabella del Comino, who has offended Aunt Regina and her friends by moving into the rectory, plowing under a cherished garden, and establishing an aviary of ravens. When Isabella is found dead, all clues point to death by fiscal misadventure. So Julia calls in an old friend and Oxford fellow, Professor Hilary Tamar, to follow a money trail that connects Aunt Regina to what appears to be capital fraud — and capital crime. The two women couldn't have a better champion than the erudite Hilary, as once again Sarah Caudwell sweeps us into the scene of the crime, leaving us to ponder the greatest mystery of all: Hilary, him — or her — self.


The Sirens Sang of Murder

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The Sirens Sang of Murder

Author: Sarah Caudwell

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 0307570673

Genre: Fiction

Page: 288

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Book Summary: Young barrsiter Michael Cantrip has skipped of to the Channel Islands to take on a tax-law case that's worth a fortune -- if Cantrip's tax-planning cronies can locate the missing heir. But Cantrip has waded in way over his head. Strange things are happening on these mysterious, isolated isles. Something is going bump in the night -- and bumping off members of the legal team, one by one. Soon Cantrip is telexing the gang at the home office for help. And it's up to amateur investigator Hilaray Tamar (Oxford don turned supersleuth) to get Cantrip back to safety of his chambers -- alive!


The Aeneid

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The Aeneid

Author: Virgil

Publisher: Graphic Arts Books

ISBN: 1513285289

Genre: Poetry

Page: 384

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Book Summary: “In the whole of European literature there is no poet who can furnish the texts for a more significant variety of discourse than Virgil. [He] symbolizes so much in the history of Europe, and represents such central European values...” –T.S. Eliot The Aeneid (19 BC) is an epic poem by Roman poet Virgil. Translated by English poet laureate John Dryden in 1697, Virgil’s legendary epic is the story of the hero Aeneas, a castaway from Troy whose adventures across the Mediterranean led him to Italy, where he discovered what would later become the city of Rome. Presented here in faithful translation, though rearranged to accommodate Dryden’s rhyming couplets, The Aeneid is a treasure of classical literature and a story of romance, war, and adventure to rival the best of Homer. “Arms, and the man I sing, who, forc’d by fate, / And haughty Juno’s unrelenting hate, / Expell’d and exil’d, left the Trojan shore.” Fleeing the destruction of Troy by Greek forces, Aeneas brings his son Ascanius and father Anchises on a voyage across the sea. Landing in Carthage, Aeneas, his family, and his crew are rescued by Dido, Queen of Tyre. There, Aeneas, despite mourning the loss of his beloved wife Creusa, falls in love with Dido, who offers him refuge and her devoted love. Knowing that he is destined to found a city in Italy, however, Aeneas abandons the queen, leading her to commit suicide. Now determined to fulfill his destiny at any cost, Aeneas sails to Sicily, journeys to the underworld, and eventually arrives in the region of Latium, where he is swept up in conflict with Turnus, the Rutulian king. Flawed and feared, Aeneas exemplifies the imperfect hero compelled by fate and the gods, yet ultimately driven through a will to survive and provide for his fledgling people. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Virgil’s The Aeneid is a classic work of Roman literature reimagined for modern readers.


Femmes Fatal

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Femmes Fatal

Author: Dorothy Cannell

Publisher: Crimeline

ISBN: 0307816672

Genre: Fiction

Page: 304

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Book Summary: Once Ellie Haskell's life was a fairy tale: the one about the overweight, underpaid interior designer who falls rapturously in love with a gorgeous prince and lives happily ever after. But now, four months after the birth of her twins, her worst nightmare has come true: the princess has turned into a frog and the bliss has gone out of the bedroom. Can a course in the sensual arts, featuring naughty nighties and Peach Melba Love Rub, rekindle the romance she and her adored Bentley once shared? It's a question that leads Ellie straight to an organization called Fully Female. But before she can say "Marriage Makeover," one fellow vamp becomes a sex-crazed zombie and another meets her end in a fatally frothy bubble bath. Then a third victim of amour turns up dead, and Ellie realizes it's more than ill luck. Can Ellie catch a crazed killer before love gets a bad name.


Death in Pozzuoli

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Death in Pozzuoli

Author: James Allan Evans

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1426938306

Genre: Fiction

Page: 240

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Book Summary: Marcia Mellon, author of TV scripts and detective stories, comes to the Palazzo Agrippina at Arco Felice, just outside Pozzuoli on the Bay of Naples, where the fumaroles at the Phlegraean Fields smoulder like smoke vents from Hell, and in the distance, Mt. Vesuvius rises above the bay, quiescent but menacing. A disparate group of students have enrolled in the Palazzo Agrippinas summer program, bound together by a common interest in Roman archaeology. The director, DeWitt Fordham hopes to be appointed dean of his college, and his assistant, Dr. Alex, hopes to take Fordhams place. Decimus Monroe Thatcher, president the society sponsoring Palazzo Agrippina program has come to inspect the session, and with him is son Conradin, a troubled teenager who is a disappointment to his father. Nearby, connected by a path to Palazzo Agrippina back yard, is the Albergo Felice, a small hotel and bar, , where the sinister Luigi and his cousin Tony are in charge. Its bar is a favorite watering hole for students at the Palazzo. There are two deaths or are they murders? Did Conradin commit suicide? Marcia thinks it was murder. The reader must decide.


Killing with Confetti

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Killing with Confetti

Author: Peter Lovesey

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN: 1641290609

Genre: Fiction

Page: 336

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Book Summary: Peter Lovesey, MWA Grand Master and titan of the English detective novel, returns readers to Bath with the eighteenth mystery in his critically acclaimed Peter Diamond series. As a New Year begins in Bath, Ben Brace proposes to his long-term girlfriend, Caroline, the daughter of notorious crime baron Joe Irving, who is coming to the end of a prison sentence. The problem is that Ben’s father, George, is the Deputy Chief Constable. A more uncomfortable set of in-laws would be hard to imagine. But mothers and sons are a formidable force: a wedding in the Abbey and reception in the Roman Baths are arranged before the career-obsessed DCC can step in. Peter Diamond, Bath’s head of CID, is appalled to be put in charge of security on the day. Ordered to be discreet, he packs a gun and a guest list in his best suit and must somehow cope with potential killers, gang rivals, warring parents, bossy photographers and straying bridesmaids. The laid-back Joe Irving seems oblivious to the danger he is in from rival gang leaders, while Brace can’t wait for the day to end. Will the photo session be a literal shoot? Will Joe Irving’s speech as father of the bride be his last words? Can Diamond pull off a miracle, avert a tragedy and send the happy couple on their honeymoon?


George Eliot

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George Eliot

Author: K. Collins

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137087668

Genre: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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Book Summary: Spanning her entire life, the fully annotated selections in this volume include well known recollections of the great Victorian novelist plus a large assortment not found in her biographies. Altogether they provide a fresh, vivid, and sometimes startling portrait of a controversial genius.


Gather Yourselves Together

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Gather Yourselves Together

Author: Philip K. Dick

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547724926

Genre: Fiction

Page: 288

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Book Summary: Gather Yourselves Together is one of Philip K. Dick’s earliest novels, written when he was just twenty-four years old. It tells the story of three Americans left behind in China by their employer, biding their time as the Communists advance. As they while away the days, both the young and naïve Carl Fitter and the older and worldly Verne Tildon vie for the affections of Barbara Mahler, a woman who may not be so tough-as-nails as she acts. But Carl’s innocence and Verne’s boorishness could end up driving Barbara away from both.


In the Lake of the Woods

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In the Lake of the Woods

Author: Tim O'Brien

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547527047

Genre: Fiction

Page: 322

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Book Summary: This riveting novel of love and mystery from the author of The Things They Carried examines the lasting impact of the twentieth century’s legacy of violence and warfare, both at home and abroad. When long-hidden secrets about the atrocities he committed in Vietnam come to light, a candidate for the U.S. Senate retreats with his wife to a lakeside cabin in northern Minnesota. Within days of their arrival, his wife mysteriously vanishes into the watery wilderness.


Goodly and Grave in a Deadly Case of Murder (Goodly and Grave, Book 2)

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Goodly and Grave in a Deadly Case of Murder (Goodly and Grave, Book 2)

Author: Justine Windsor

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008183570

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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Book Summary: The second page-turning adventure in this sharp-witted, magical mystery series.


Mourning and Mysticism in First World War Literature and Beyond

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Mourning and Mysticism in First World War Literature and Beyond

Author: George M. Johnson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137332034

Genre: History

Page: 256

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Book Summary: This book traces how iconic writers - including Arthur Conan Doyle, J.M. Barrie, Rudyard Kipling, Virginia Woolf, Wilfred Owen, and Aldous Huxley - shaped their response to the loss of loved ones in the First World War through their embrace of mysticism.


Letters and Cultural Transformations in the United States, 1760-1860

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Letters and Cultural Transformations in the United States, 1760-1860

Author: Sharon M. Harris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317105575

Genre: Literary Criticism

Page: 290

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Book Summary: This volume illustrates the significance of epistolarity as a literary phenomenon intricately interwoven with eighteenth- and nineteenth-century cultural developments. Rejecting the common categorization of letters as primarily private documents, this collection of essays demonstrates the genre's persistent public engagements with changing cultural dynamics of the revolutionary, early republican, and antebellum eras. Sections of the collection treat letters' implication in transatlanticism, authorship, and reform movements as well as the politics and practices of editing letters. The wide range of authors considered include Mercy Otis Warren, Charles Brockden Brown, members of the Emerson and Peabody families, Margaret Fuller, Elizabeth Stoddard, Catherine Brown, John Brown, and Harriet Jacobs. The volume is particularly relevant for researchers in U.S. literature and history, as well as women's writing and periodical studies. This dynamic collection offers scholars an exemplary template of new approaches for exploring an understudied yet critically important literary genre.


Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Complete Novels

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Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Complete Novels

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne

Publisher: Flip

ISBN: 2291010794

Genre: Fiction

Page: 150

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Book Summary: Here you will find the complete novels of Nathaniel Hawthorne in the chronological order of their original publication. - Fanshawe - The Scarlet Letter - The House of the Seven Gables - The Blithedale Romance - The Marble Faun - The Dolliver Romance - Septimius Felton - Doctor Grimshawe's Secret: A romance


The Waverly Novels: 26 Books in One Volume - Complete Collection

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The Waverly Novels: 26 Books in One Volume - Complete Collection

Author: Walter Scott

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026838106

Genre: Fiction

Page: 2858

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Book Summary: This carefully crafted ebook: "The Waverly Novels: 26 Books in One Volume - Complete Collection" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Table of Contents: INTRODUCTION: Famous Authors on Scott SIR WALTER SCOTT AND LADY MORGAN by Victor Hugo MEMORIES AND PORTRAITS by Robert Louis Stevenson SCOTT AND HIS PUBLISHERS by Charles Dickens WAVERLY NOVELS: WAVERLEY GUY MANNERING THE ANTIQUARY ROB ROY IVANHOE KENILWORTH THE PIRATE THE FORTUNES OF NIGEL PEVERIL OF THE PEAK QUENTIN DURWARD ST. RONAN'S WELL REDGAUNTLET WOODSTOCK THE FAIR MAID OF PERTH ANNE OF GEIERSTEIN Tales of My Landlord OLD MORTALITY BLACK DWARF THE HEART OF MIDLOTHIAN THE BRIDE OF LAMMERMOOR A LEGEND OF MONTROSE COUNT ROBERT OF PARIS CASTLE DANGEROUS Tales from Benedictine Sources THE MONASTERY THE ABBOT Tales of the Crusaders THE BETROTHED THE TALISMAN Biographies: SIR WALTER SCOTT by George Saintsbury SIR WALTER SCOTT by Richard H. Hutton MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE OF SIR WALTER SCOTT by J. G. Lockhart Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet. He was the first modern English-language author to have a truly international career in his lifetime, with many contemporary readers in Europe, Australia, and North America. His novels and poetry are still read, and many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Famous titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor.


Celebrated Crimes

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Celebrated Crimes

Author: Alexandre Dumas

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775455319

Genre: True Crime

Page: 1795

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Book Summary: Learn more about some of the most infamous criminals ever to walk the earth in this massive compilation from one of the foremost writers of historical fiction, Alexandre Dumas. In often-chilling detail, Dumas recounts murders, heists, and all manner of malfeasance from centuries of European history.


Aeneid 1–6

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Aeneid 1–6

Author: Vergil

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1585106380

Genre: Foreign Language Study

Page: 536

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Book Summary: The first of a two-volume edition of Vergil's Aeneid, Aeneid 1–6 is part of a new series of Vergil commentaries from Focus, designed specifically for college students and informed by the most up-to-date scholarship. The editors, who are scholars of Roman epic, not only provide grammatical and syntantical aid in translating and navigating the complexities of Vergil's Latin, but also elucidate the stylistic and interpretive issues that enhance and sustain readers' appreciation of the Aeneid. Editions of individual Aeneid books with expanded comments and general vocabulary of each book are also being made available by Focus. FEATURES: The complete Books 1–6 in Latin with the most up-to-date notes and commentary by today’s leading scholars of Roman epic; A general introduction to the entire volume that sets forth the literary, cultural, political, and historical background necessary to interpret and understand Vergil; Book commentaries that include: an introduction to each book, as well as shorter introductions to major sections to help frame salient passages for students; line-by-line notes providing grammatical and syntactical help in translating, discussion of the most up-to-date scholarship, and explanations of literary references that help students make connections between Vergil and Homer; Appendix on meter clearly and helpfully demonstrating the metrical concepts employed in the Aeneid with actual examples from the text, giving students the framework for understanding Vergil’s poetic artistry; Glossary on rhetorical, syntactic, and grammatical terms that aids students in identifying and discussing the characteristic elements of Vergil's style.


The Ethics of Drink and Other Social Questions; Or, Joints In Our Social Armour

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The Ethics of Drink and Other Social Questions; Or, Joints In Our Social Armour

Author: James Runciman

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN:

Genre: Fiction

Page: 303

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Book Summary: "The Ethics of Drink and Other Social Questions; Or, Joints In Our Social Armour" by James Runciman. 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.


A Jar of Honey from Mount Hybla

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A Jar of Honey from Mount Hybla

Author: Leigh Hunt

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN:

Genre: Poetry

Page: 1303

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Book Summary: "A Jar of Honey from Mount Hybla" by Leigh Hunt. 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.


Shirley

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Shirley

Author: Charlotte Bronte

Publisher: Graphic Arts Books

ISBN: 1513273086

Genre: Fiction

Page: 530

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Book Summary: “Revolutionary...Brontë's most feminist novel.”-Lyndall Gordon “Charlotte Brontë has us by the hand, forces us along her road, makes us sense what she sees, never leaves us for a moment or allows us to forget her.”-Virginia Woolf Shirley, the second published novel from Charlotte Brontë, is a propulsive social narrative that exposes the discord between the sexes, classes, and economic structure of early 19th century England. Set in 1811-1812 during the strife of the industrial revolution, this classic novel is a story of love struggling against social unrest and the conventions of the roles of women. When Robert Moore, a struggling mill owner, decides to replace many of his employees with a new piece of machinery, a group of protesters destroys it before it is delivered. As the problems with his mill mount, he starts to become despondent. His cousin Caroline, a frequent visitor to the Moore home is infatuated with Robert, yet he also is inaccessible to her desires. When Caroline is eventually forbidden to visit the Moore home by her overbearing uncle, she is resolved to spend her life doing charitable work. Through her uncle, Caroline is introduced to Shirley Keeldar, a wealthy and independent woman who wants to donate her money to aid the poor. They become very close friends, and eventually Caroline is convinced that Shirley and Robert will marry. When the threats from laid-off mill workers increase, and soon after the mill is attacked, the conflicts of both love and class explode. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Shirley is both modern and readable.


Longman Anthology of Old English, Old Icelandic, and Anglo-Norman Literatures

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Longman Anthology of Old English, Old Icelandic, and Anglo-Norman Literatures

Author: Richard North,Joe Allard,Patricia Gillies

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000110990

Genre: Literary Criticism

Page: 888

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Book Summary: The Longman Anthology of Old English, Old Icelandic and Anglo-Norman Literatures provides a scholarly and accessible introduction to the literature which was the inspiration for many of the heroes of modern popular culture, from The Lord of the Rings to The Chronicles of Narnia, and which set the foundations of the English language and its literature as we know it today. Edited, translated and annotated by the editors of Beowulf and Other Stories, the anthology introduces readers to the rich and varied literature of Britain, Scandinavia and France of the period in and around the Viking Age. Ranging from the Old English epic Beowulf through to the Anglo-Norman texts which heralded the transition Middle English, thematically organised chapters present elegies, eulogies, laments and followed by material on the Viking Wars in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, Vikings gods and Icelandic sagas, and a final chapter on early chivalry introduces the new themes and forms which led to Middle English literature, including Arthurian Romances and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Laying out in parallel text format selections from the most important Old English, Old Icelandic and Anglo-Norman works, this anthology presents translated and annotated texts with useful bibliographic references, prefaced by a headnote providing useful background and explanation.