The Further Tales of Tempest Landry

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The Further Tales of Tempest Landry

Author: ,

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101910887

Genre: Fiction

Page: 288

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Book Summary: A VINTAGE eBOOK ORIGINAL Bestselling author Walter Mosley blends philosophy and humor in this thought-provoking exploration of race, sin, and salvation. It is the story of two men—one human and one angel—who have the power to topple heaven. When Tempest Landry was accidentally shot and killed by the police, St. Peter ruled that Tempest’s sins condemned him to hell. But Tempest refused to accept damnation, and even heaven can't overrule free will. Unless he goes willingly, the order of heaven and hell will collapse and Satan will reign over the chaos. The celestial authority sends an accounting angel to earth, to convince Tempest that he should sacrifice himself for the good of the world, and casts Tempest’s soul into the body of a man who has been convicted of serious crimes. While Tempest serves out another man's prison sentence, the angel Joshua is living among mankind. He has been stripped of his celestial powers, yet is still tasked with persuading Tempest to make the right choice. As the angel sees the many injustices his friend suffers, he begins to question the morality and rightness of his position.


The Late Romances

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The Late Romances

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Bantam Classics

ISBN: 030742183X

Genre: Drama

Page: 848

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Book Summary: Pericles The first of Shakespeare’s late romances moves spectacularly from one dramatic period to another as the hero, Pericles, sails off to adventure and love, and experiences what for him is a miracle. Cymbeline A favorite romantic drama, this play of a wife unjustly accused of faithlessness moves from a world of intrigue and slander to one of reconciliation and forgiveness, and contains two of Shakespeare’s most poignantly beautiful songs. The Winter's Tale From a darkly melodramatic beginning to a joyous pastoral ending, this romance of a jealous king and his long-suffering queen is superb entertainment, with revelations, plot twists, and a final compelling theatrical moment of discovery. The Tempest This tale of the exiled Duke of Milan, marooned on an enchanted island, is so richly filled with music and magic, romance and comedy, that its theme of love and reconciliation offers a splendid feast for the senses and the heart.


John Woman

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John Woman

Author: Walter Mosley

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press

ISBN: 0802146414

Genre: Fiction

Page: 320

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Book Summary: The New York Times bestselling author of the Easy Rawlins novels delivers “a taut, riveting, and artfully edgy saga” of one man’s self-transformation (Kirkus). At twelve years old, Cornelius Jones, the son of an Italian-American woman and a black man from Mississippi, secretly takes over his father’s job at a silent film theater in New York’s East Village—until the innocent scheme goes tragically wrong. Years later, his dying father imparts this piece of wisdom to Cornelius: The person who controls the narrative of history controls their own fate. After his father dies and his mother disappears, Cornelius sets about reinventing himself—becoming Professor John Woman, a man who will spread his father’s teachings through the classrooms of an unorthodox southwestern university and beyond. But there are other individuals who are attempting to influence the narrative of John Woman, and who might know something about the facts of his hidden past. Engaging with some of the most provocative ideas of recent intellectual history, John Woman is a compulsively readable, deliciously unexpected novel about the way we tell stories, and whether the stories we tell have the power to change the world


Tales from Shakespeare (Book 1)

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Tales from Shakespeare (Book 1)

Author: Madhubun

Publisher: Vikas Publishing House

ISBN: 8125951482

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

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Book Summary: Tales from Shakespeare has reduced the archaic English and complicated storyline of Shakespeare to a simple level that children can read and comprehend. The following plays have been selected and adapted into tales for the young reader as an introduction to the study of Shakespeare: The Tempest


Tracking the Tempest

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Tracking the Tempest

Author: Nicole Peeler

Publisher: Orbit

ISBN: 0316076015

Genre: Fiction

Page: 368

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Book Summary: Valentine's Day is fast approaching, and Ryu - Jane's bloodsucking boyfriend - can't let a major holiday go by without getting all gratuitous. An overwhelming dose of boyfriend interference and a last-minute ticket to Boston later, and Jane's life is thrown off course. Ryu's well-intentioned plans create mayhem, and Jane winds up embroiled in an investigation involving a spree of gruesome killings. All the evidence points towards another Halfling, much to Jane's surprise...


Tempest

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Tempest

Author: Mercedes Lackey

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698188462

Genre: Fiction

Page: 400

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Book Summary: The Heralds of Valdemar are the kingdom’s ancient order of protectors. They are drawn from all across the land, from all walks of life, and at all ages—and all are Gifted with abilities beyond those of normal men and women. They are Mindspeakers, FarSeers, Empaths, ForeSeers, Firestarters, FarSpeakers, and more. These inborn talents—combined with training as emissaries, spies, judges, diplomats, scouts, counselors, warriors, and more—make them indispensable to their monarch and realm. Sought and Chosen by mysterious horse-like Companions, they are bonded for life to these telepathic, enigmatic creatures. The Heralds of Valdemar and their Companions ride circuit throughout the kingdom, protecting the peace and, when necessary, defending their land and monarch. Now, twenty-three authors ride with Mercedes Lackey to her magical land of Valdemar, adding their own unique voices to the Heralds, Bards, Healers, and other heroes of this beloved fantasy realm. Join Elizabeth Vaughan, Fiona Patton, Jennifer Brozek, Brenda Cooper, Rosemary Edghill, and others in twenty-two original stories, including a brand-new novella by Mercedes Lackey, to Valdemar, where: A Herald must crack an ancient code in a historic tapestry in order to arbitrate a dispute over land and lineage… A Healer’s daughter flees the noble family that has trapped and enslaved her mother, and must seek help to free her mother… A young woman who hides her clairvoyant powers from her town’s Karsite priests ForeSees a threat, and must risk revealing her Gift to save her community… A Herald finds his assistant has been abducted by a man upon whom he had levied a heavy fine, and must foil the kidnapper’s plans to save his charge…


A Midsummer Tempest

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A Midsummer Tempest

Author: Poul Anderson

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497694248

Genre: Fiction

Page: 240

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Book Summary: Nebula and World Fantasy Award Finalist: A fantastic tale of intrigue, love, war, magic, and swashbuckling adventure set in an alternate universe where fairies mingle freely with Englishmen and all of Shakespeare’s fictional characters are real Welcome to an alternate civil-war-torn seventeenth-century England—a world where Hamlet once brooded and Othello jealously raged. Here faeries and sprites gambol in English woods, railroads race across the landscape while manned balloons float above the countryside, and the most respected historian of all is one William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon. The year is 1644, and the war between the Roundheads and the Cavaliers rages. When Rupert, nephew of King Charles I, is taken captive by Cromwell’s troops and imprisoned in a Puritan home, he is immediately smitten with the beautiful Jennifer Alayne, his captor’s niece. Escaping with the help of his newfound beloved and the loyal trooper Will Fairweather, Rupert leads Jennifer deep into the forest, where the faerie folk who dwell there have a vested interest in the outcome of the great and bloody conflict. Though the lovers must soon part—with the prince undertaking a dangerous mission for his magical benefactors that could turn the tide of war—Rupert and his lady love will be forever joined by the rings presented to them by King Oberon and Queen Titania. And despite the strange, twisting pathways and turbulent seas they are destined to encounter, they will always be able to find each other again . . . as long as their love remains true. Nominated for the World Fantasy Award and winner of the Mythopoeic Award, Poul Anderson’s A Midsummer Tempest is a titanic achievement—a delightful alternate-history fantasy that brings the fictional worlds of Shakespeare’s plays to breathtaking life with style, wit, and unparalleled imagination.


A Brave Vessel

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A Brave Vessel

Author: Hobson Woodward

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101060328

Genre: History

Page: 288

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Book Summary: "At once a penetrating work of literary analysis and a riveting historical narrative." -Nathaniel Philbrick Merging maritime adventure and early colonial history, A Brave Vessel charts a little-known chapter of the past that offers a window on the inspiration for one of Shakespeare's greatest works. In 1609, aspiring writer William Strachey set sail for the New World aboard the Sea Venture, only to wreck on the shores of Bermuda. Strachey's meticulous account of the tragedy, the castaways' time in Bermuda, and their arrival in a devastated Jamestown, remains among the most vivid writings of the early colonial period. Though Strachey had literary aspirations, only in the hands of another William would his tale make history as The Tempest-a fascinating connection across time and literature that Hobson Woodward brings vividly to life.


Understanding Walter Mosley

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Understanding Walter Mosley

Author: Jennifer Larson

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 1611177022

Genre: Literary Criticism

Page: 120

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Book Summary: Walter Mosley is perhaps best known for his first published mystery, Devil in a Blue Dress, which became the basis for the 1995 movie of the same name featuring Denzel Washington. Mosley has since written more than forty books across an impressive expanse of genres including, but not limited to, nonfiction, science fiction, drama, and even young adult fiction, garnering him many honors including an O’Henry Award, an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, a Grammy Award, a Pen Center Lifetime Achievement Award, and two NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Literary Work in Fiction. In Understanding Walter Mosley, Jennifer Larson considers Mosley’s corpus as a whole to help readers more fully understand the evolution of his literary agenda. All Mosley’s texts feature his trademark accessibility as well as his penchant for creating narratives that both entertain and instruct. Larson examines how Mosley’s writing interrogates, complicates, and contextualizes recurring moral, social, and even personal questions. She also considers the possible roots of Mosley’s enduring popularity with a diverse group of readers. Larson then traces key themes and claims throughout the Easy Rawlins series to show how Mosley’s beloved hero offers unique perspectives on race, class, and masculinity in the mid– to late twentieth century; explores the ways in which Fearless Jones, Mosley’s second detective, both builds on and diverges from his predecessor’s character; and looks at how the works featuring Leonid McGill, Mosley’s junior detective, center on understanding the complex relationship between present-day social dilemmas and the personal as well as the communal past. Regarding Mosley’s other genres, Larson argues that the science fiction works together portray a future in which race, class, and gender are completely reimagined, yet still subject to an oppressive power dynamic, while his erotica asks readers to reconsider the dynamics of power and control but in a more personal, even intimate, context. Similarly, in Mosley’s nongenre fiction, stories are revived through a reconnection with the past, a reclaiming of cultural heritage and lineage, and a rejection of classist visions of power. Finally, Mosley’s nonfiction, which persuades his audience to act through writing, humanitarian efforts, or social uprising, offers a mix of lessons aimed at guiding readers through the same questions that inform his fiction writing.


The Canterbury Tales

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The Canterbury Tales

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer

Publisher: Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing

ISBN:

Genre: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Book Summary: The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, an English poet, “the father of an English poetry” is an unfinished collection of 22 poems and two prosaic novellas, united by a common frame: the stories are told by the pilgrims who travel to bow to the remains of Saint Thomas Backet at Canterbury. The book displays brightly wonderful features of Chaucer’s humanity: optimistic life attitude, interest in a specific person, social equity feeling, nationality and democracy. In his collection Chaucer managed to show a wide picture of the English reality of that era.


The Tempest

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The Tempest

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 177048793X

Genre: Drama

Page: 228

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Book Summary: The world that William Shakespeare creates in The Tempest has many features that make it recognizably like our own. There are bad, self-seeking people; brothers fall out with brothers; people who have power are reluctant to give it up; people fall in love; children love their fathers but want to break free. But there is also a fairy-spirit, music in the very air of the island, and a powerful magician who can command the elements and even, he tells us, bring the dead back to life. Combining reality and magic, Shakespeare creates an uncanny but morally coherent world. This edition features interleaved materials that expand upon allusions in the play and explore elements of its stagecraft. Appendices offer excerpts from Shakespeare’s key sources and inspirations, along with historical materials on exploration and colonialism.


Revisiting The Tempest

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Revisiting The Tempest

Author: Silvia Bigliazzi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137333146

Genre: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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Book Summary: Revisiting The Tempest offers a lively reconsideration of how The Tempest encourages interpretation and creative appropriation. It includes a wide range of essays on theoretical and practical criticism focusing on the play's original dramatic context, on its signifying processes and its present-time screen remediation.


Tales from Shakespeare

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Tales from Shakespeare

Author: Charles Lamb,Mary Lamb

Publisher: 中華書局(香港)有限公司

ISBN: 9811135908

Genre: ,

Page: 218

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Book Summary: 《莎士比亞戲劇故事集》(Tales from Shakespeare)是英國散文家查爾斯·蘭姆和他的姊姊瑪麗·蘭姆將莎士比亞戲劇改編成的故事。本書屬於“滿FUN英文經典”系列,共分為三個小分冊,目前已出版《莎士比亞戲劇故事集》的第一個分冊。每冊收錄6-7個由蘭姆姐弟改編,原汁原味的莎士比亞戲劇故事,讓兒童讀者在有能力閱讀莎士比亞原著劇本之前,了解莎劇著名故事,體會十九世紀改編者的精妙文筆,并輔以英文名師解讀介紹和疑難詞語解析,背景知識介紹等內容,對讀者提高英文閱讀、鑒賞和寫作能力大有幫助。


Tales of The Alhambra

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Tales of The Alhambra

Author: Irving Washington

Publisher: Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing

ISBN:

Genre: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Book Summary: Tales of the Alhambra by an American writer of the Romantic period, Washington Irving is a collection of novellas, essays and travel notes that are dedicated to Alhambra, a famous Moorish palace in Granada. Soon after finishing a biography of Columbus (1828), Irving moved from Madrid, where he had been living, to the south of the peninsula – Granada. He was preparing a book called A Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada about the years 1478–1492, and was researching the topic. He asked the then-governor of the historic Alhambra Palace as well as the archbishop of Granada for access to the palace, which was granted because of Irving's celebrity status. He explored this place with the help of a 35-year-old guide named Mateo Ximenes, and was strongly impressed. He had been staying in the most half-ruined building for three months, collecting local legends and impressions that made the basis for the book called Tales of the Alhambra.


The Tempest and New World-Utopian Politics

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The Tempest and New World-Utopian Politics

Author: F. Brevik

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137021802

Genre: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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Book Summary: This study on New World-utopian politics in The Tempest traces paradigm shifts in literary criticism over the past six decades that have all but reinscribed the text into a political document. This book challenges the view that the play has a dominant New World dimension and demonstrates through close textual readings how an unstable setting at the same time enables and effaces discursively over-invested New World interpretations. Almost no critical attention has been paid to the play's vacuum of power, and this work interprets pastoral, utopian, and 'American' tensions in light of the play's forever-ambiguous setting as well as through a 'presentist' post-1989 lens, an oft-neglected historical and political paradigm shift in Shakespeare criticism.


The Tales of Mother Goose

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The Tales of Mother Goose

Author: ,

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1627937323

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 53

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Book Summary: The initiator of the literary fairy tale genre, Charles Perrault, published in 1695 under the name of his son a collection of fairy tales Histoires ou contes du temps passés, avec des moralités, which grew better known under its subtitle, Contes de ma mère l'Oye or Tales of My Mother Goose. Perrault's publication marks the first authenticated starting-point for Mother Goose stories.


The Body Snatcher and Other Tales

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The Body Snatcher and Other Tales

Author: Stevenson R.L.

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5521057889

Genre: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Book Summary: Роберт Льюис Стивенсон – известный шотландский писатель и поэт XIX века, автор приключенческих романов и повестей, крупнейший представитель английского неоромантизма. Его произведения остаются любимыми и читаемыми до сих пор. В эту увлекательную книгу вошли три самых известных рассказа Стивенсона, лучшим образом отражающих его творчество: "Похититель трупов", "Дьявольская бутылка" и "Весёлые молодцы". Читателя ждут невероятные истории, яркие персонажи и незабываемые сюжеты...Читайте зарубежную литературу в оригинале!


The Merry Men, and Other Tales and Fables

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The Merry Men, and Other Tales and Fables

Author: Роберт Льюис Стивенсон

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 5040836902

Genre: Fiction

Page: 256

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Book Summary: "The Merry Men, and Other Tales and Fables" by Robert Louis Stevenson. 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 Little Book of Profitable Tales

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A Little Book of Profitable Tales

Author: Eugene Field

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN:

Genre: Fiction

Page: 280

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Book Summary: "A Little Book of Profitable Tales" by Eugene Field. 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.


The Arthurian tales

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The Arthurian tales

Author: Thomas Malory

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5877002570

Genre: History

Page: 374

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Book Summary: The Arthurian tales, the greatest of romances which recount the noble and valorous deeds of King Arthur and the knights of the Round table.