Category : History
Editor : BRILL
ISBN : 9789004311824
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Questions of survival and loss bedevil the study of early printed books. Many early publications are not particularly rare, but many have disappeared altogether. Here leading specialists in the field explore different strategies for recovering this lost world of print.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Faber & Faber
ISBN : 9780571317356
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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A young widow, Alice Aron arrives on a Mediterranean island with her two young sons to visit her husband's birthplace. The place is sun-drenched and barren, its people poor, subdued by corruption, longing for independence that will not come, regarding everyone with suspicion and resentment. This is no island paradise. Within hours Alice's seven year old, Sam has disappeared. No-one admits to knowing anything. The authorities are inert and impotent, except for the unpopular detective Antoine Stuart, whose main drive to find the child seems to be his obsessive desire to nail the criminal Coco Santini, a man who is a model of violence and intimidation but against whom there is not a shred of evidence. Rumours spread that The Movement, idealistic freedom fighters turned amoral racketeers, are responsible for the abduction; or maybe Italian gangsters. In a small place ruled by ancient enmities hiding a child can be dangerous. Someone will test a loyalty too far. Lost is a riveting, tense thriller peopled with unforgettable characters in a place that comes to life before us.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Harlequin
ISBN : 9781460362365
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 400
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In the wake of devastating tragedy, Charlotte MacLeod has come home to Strathaird Castle on Scotland's ethereal Isle of Skye. Burdened by guilt and pain, she remains determined to shelter her daughter from truths she herself can't face. But the arrival of Bradley Harcourt Ward shatters her tenuous peace. The handsome American with whom Charlotte once shared friendship—and, almost, passion—is now heir to the castle and land. But he is a man torn between his duties at the helm of an empire and his growing desire to return to the land of his forefathers. And his arrival ignites a string of dramatic events that will change their lives. For the secrets that have haunted Strathaird Castle will suddenly catapult Charlotte into a glorious new destiny in which she is finally free to love. But to claim the happiness she has so long been denied, she must harness the powerful legacy of three generations of MacLeods—a bold and indomitable will to fight for the impossible.

Category : Fiction
Editor : JTC Merchandising
ISBN :
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 300
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Would you destroy the human race to save it? Kara awakens on the frozen, bleak surface, her body stolen from her by Imogen. Kara is alone. Frightened. Trapped. Aemon, injured in the battle with Kahan, escapes the fighting and soon finds himself face-to-face with Imogen and her sinister machines. And she has need of him. As the cold closes in, Kara struggles to find a way home. Soon she encounters her murderous sister, Semira, who has shared a similar fate. Exile. With Imogen beside him, Aemon returns to Stelemia and quickly learns the nature of her machines. Once men, infused into metal, now serving her every command. Imogen is the Scion of the Prophecy. The harbinger of doom. Together, Kara and Semira must overcome their differences if they hope to survive the terrors of the surface and seize back what was theirs. Imogen plans to unleash her harvesters upon humanity. Only Aemon can stop her. All the while, the ancient enemy plans their final attack. Book 2 in the epic fantasy saga of the Caverns of Stelemia.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Simon and Schuster
ISBN : 9781627936200
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 265
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Ever since my fortunate—or shall I say unfortunate?—connection with that famous case of murder in Gramercy Park, I have had it intimated to me by many of my friends—and by some who were not my friends—that no woman who had met with such success as myself in detective work would ever be satisfied with a single display of her powers, and that sooner or later I would find myself again at work upon some other case of striking peculiarities. As vanity has never been my foible, and as, moreover, I never have forsaken and never am likely to forsake the plain path marked out for my sex, at any other call than that of duty, I invariably responded to these insinuations by an affable but incredulous smile, striving to excuse the presumption of my friends by remembering their ignorance of my nature and the very excellent reasons I had for my one notable interference in the police affairs of New York City. Besides, though I appeared to be resting quietly, if not in entire contentment, on my laurels, I was not so utterly removed from the old atmosphere of crime and its detection as the world in general considered me to be. Mr. Gryce still visited me; not on business, of course, but as a friend, for whom I had some regard; and naturally our conversation was not always confined to the weather or even to city politics, provocative as the latter subject is of wholesome controversy.

Category : History
Editor : Arcadia Publishing
ISBN : 9781625851284
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 160
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Lexington has dozens of well-restored landmarks, but unfortunately so many more are lost forever. The famous Phoenix Hotel, a longtime stop for weary travelers and politicians alike, has risen from its own ashes numerous times over the past centuries. The works of renowned architect John McMurtry were once numerous around town, but some of the finest examples are gone. The Centrepointe block has been made and unmade so many times that its original tenants are unknown to natives now. Join local blogger, attorney and preservationist Peter Brackney as he explores the intriguing back stories of these hidden Bluegrass treasures.

Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
Editor : Random House
ISBN : 9781473523524
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 320
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Paradise Lost, Milton’s epic poem, charts humanity’s fall from grace and the origin of the struggle between God and Satan, good and evil, life and death. In the aftermath of the Angels’ devastating defeat in the war for Heaven, Satan determines to seek his revenge. Meanwhile, Adam and Eve have newly awakened in the Garden of Eden ... First published nearly 350 years ago, Paradise Lost has now been reimagined by the Spanish artist Pablo Auladell. His astonishing artwork portrays the complexity and tragedy of one of the great stories of all time. His bleak and surprising imagery captures the lyricism of Milton’s original for a new audience, and is a masterful tribute to a literary classic.

Category : Fiction
Editor : FriesenPress
ISBN : 9781460229125
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 504
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This historical romance embodies family memoirs and chronicles the journeys of the Konrad family through the life of Angele. Her love for singing classical numbers makes the novel a delightful find for any reader who recognizes the arias named or is curious about what a professional singing career entails. In addition, the detailed portrayals of various cultural markers or religious denominations—such as the Mennonites with their languages, customary habits and tastes, and common personality traits—are intriguing. Lastly, the novel also endeavours to capture the reality of grief over the death of a loved one, causing the reader to meditate on how one mourns over time and how one rises from life altering challenges.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Delta
ISBN : 9780385319447
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 366
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Alice Mennegen, an American translator in Beijing, joins professor Lin Shiyang on an archaeological expedition that becomes a breathtaking erotic journey across some of the most far-flung regions of China and into her past. A first novel. Reprint. Tour.

Category : History
Editor : Pushkin Press
ISBN : 9781782271888
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Stefan Zweig was a leading talisman of a united Europe of unfettered movement, of pro-active cultural exchange, humane decency and tolerance, all polar opposites of the Nationalist regimes he loathed, and which came to power in the 1930s. In these poignant essays and addresses, forged in the last years or even months of his life, he shows his profound concern for and dedication to the survival of Europe's spiritual integrity. These essays form the natural accompaniment to Zweig's renowned memoir The World of Yesterday, registering the same themes and evoking the same nostalgia for a world brutally consigned to history. They can be seen as a vital addendum to that major work or as a prefiguration. But perhaps even more so than the prose of the memoir, these essays, few in number but rich in content, reveal the essence of Zweig's thought.