Download E-books The Girl She Used to Be PDF

By David Cristofano

While Melody Grace McCartney was once six years outdated, she and her mom and dad witnessed an act of violence so brutal that it replaced their lives without end. the government lured them into the Witness defense application with the promise of security, they usually went gratefully. however the software took Melody's identify, her domestic, her innocence, and, eventually, her family members. She's been may perhaps Adams, Karen Smith, Anne Johnson, and numerous others--everyone however the one individual she longs to be: herself. So whilst the feds spirit her off to start one more new existence in one other city, she's shocked while a guy confronts her and calls her through her actual identify. Jonathan Bovaro, the mafioso despatched to seek her down, understands her, the genuine her, and it is a risky thrill that Melody cannot face up to. he is insistent that she's only a pawn within the government's battle opposed to the Bovaro family members. yet can she belief her lifestyles and her identification to this vicious stranger whose acts of violence are mythical?

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Download E-books Lucy PDF

By Laurence Gonzales

Primatologist Jenny Lowe is learning bonobo chimpanzees deep within the Congo while she is stuck in a perilous civil struggle that leaves a fellow researcher lifeless and his daughter, Lucy, orphaned. understanding that the kid has no dwelling family, Jenny starts to deal with Lucy as her personal. yet as she reads the overdue scientist’s notebooks, she discovers that Lucy is the results of a surprising scan, and that the lovely, magical, outstanding woman she has come to like is a completely new hybrid species—half human, part bonobo.

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Download E-books Fictions of the Irish Land War (Reimagining Ireland) PDF

The eruption of rural misery in eire and the root of the Land League in 1879 sparked a few novels, tales and performs forming a right away reaction to what grew to become referred to as the Irish land struggle. those works shape a literary style in their personal and light up either the old occasions themselves and the fabric stipulations of interpreting and writing in overdue nineteenth-century eire. Divisions into ‘us’ and ‘them’ have been handy for political purposes, however the fiction of the interval usually modifies this alignment and attracts consciousness to the complexity of the land challenge.
This assortment contains stories of canonical land warfare novels, book channels, collaborations among artists and authors, literary conventions and the interaction among own adventure and literary output. it is usually precise assets resembling a reprinted letter by way of the writer Mary Anne Sadlier and a replica of Rosa Mulholland’s little-known play Our Boycotting. The e-book concludes with a close bibliography of land struggle fiction among 1879 and 1916, which should still motivate extra analyzing and learn into the style.

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Download E-books On the Night Plain: A Novel PDF

By J. Robert Lennon

At the tip of worldwide conflict II, supply individual abandons his family’s ranch at the nice Plains for a fishing boat at the Atlantic, basically to be drawn again through his mother’s loss of life. His father has mysteriously disappeared, and Grant’s brother, Max, a lifelong rival, takes to the air at the day furnish returns, leaving him with a sickly flock and a pile of debt. while Max returns a 12 months later with a tender girl named Sophia, a competition of will starts among the brothers, reviving ghosts that provide had was hoping have been banished from the homestead.

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Download E-books A Cultural History of Causality: Science, Murder Novels, and Systems of Thought PDF

By Stephen Kern

This pioneering paintings is the 1st to track how our realizing of the explanations of human habit has replaced substantially over the process ecu and American cultural heritage in view that 1830. concentrating on the act of homicide, as documented vividly by way of greater than 100 novels together with Crime and Punishment, An American Tragedy, The Trial, and Lolita, Stephen Kern devotes every one bankruptcy of A Cultural background of Causality to interpreting a selected causal issue or intent for murder--ancestry, early life, language, sexuality, emotion, brain, society, and beliefs. as well as drawing on specific novels, every one bankruptcy considers the sciences (genetics, endocrinology, body structure, neuroscience) and structures of proposal (psychoanalysis, linguistics, sociology, forensic psychiatry, and existential philosophy) such a lot germane to every causal issue or motive.

Kern identifies 5 shifts in pondering causality, shifts towards expanding specificity, multiplicity, complexity, likelihood, and uncertainty. He argues that the extra researchers discovered concerning the factors of human habit, the extra they learned how even more there has been to grasp and the way little they knew approximately what they idea they knew. The publication closes through contemplating the progressive impression of quantum idea, which, even though it prompted novelists purely marginally, shattered the version of causal realizing that had ruled Western proposal because the 17th century.

Others have addressed altering principles approximately causality in particular parts, yet not anyone has tackled a wide cultural historical past of this idea as does Stephen Kern during this engagingly written and lucidly argued book.

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Download E-books Armadale (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Wilkie Collins

Whilst the aged Allan Armadale makes a poor confession on his death-bed, he has little proposal of the repercussions to come back, for the key he finds includes the mysterious Lydia Gwilt: flame-haired temptress, bigamist, laudanum addict and husband-poisoner. Her malicious intrigues gasoline the plot of this gripping melodrama: a story of harassed identities, inherited curses, romantic rivalries, espionage, money—and homicide. the nature of Lydia Gwilt horrified modern critics, with one reviewer describing her as "One of the main hardened lady villains whose units and wishes have ever blackened fiction." She is still one of the so much enigmatic and engaging girls in nineteenth-century literature and the darkish center of this so much sensational of Victorian "sensation novels."

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more desirable by way of introductions and notes via unusual students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books The Heart: A Novel PDF

By Maylis de Kerangal

Just ahead of sunrise on a Sunday morning, 3 teenage boys go online. Returning domestic, exhausted, the motive force shall we the automobile float off the line right into a tree. of the men are donning seat belts; one is distributed throughout the windshield. he's declared brain-dead almost immediately after arriving on the sanatorium. His middle remains to be beating.

The Heart happens over the twenty-four hours surrounding a deadly coincidence and a ensuing middle transplant as existence is taken from a tender guy and given to a lady on the subject of dying. In wonderful, ruminative prose it examines the private emotions of all people involved--grieving mom and dad, hardworking medical professionals and nurses--as they navigate judgements of existence and loss of life. As stylistically audacious because it is emotionally explosive, Maylis de Kerangal's The Heart has mesmerized readers in France, the place it's been hailed because the step forward paintings of a brand new literary star.

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Download E-books Great Novels of E. M. Forster: Where Angels Fear to Tread, The Longest Journey, A Room with a View, Howards End PDF

A renaissance of E. M. Forster is definitely lower than approach. The good fortune of the numerous motion pictures dependent upon his novels demonstrates Forster’s entice the fashionable viewers and his flair for enjoyable a mass volume of readers over numerous many years. 4 of his most sensible novels are introduced jointly right here in a single volume:

Where Angels worry to Tread
The Longest Journey
A Room with a View
Howards End

“E. M. Forster’s characters are the main real looking we now have had considering the fact that Jane Austen laid down the pen.”—Virgina Woolf

“[Forster] doesn't hesitate to kill off a personality correct after introducing him with a cautious description which leads us to expect a bigger role.”—Louis Auchincloss

“The shapeliness of his prose and his plotting nonetheless satisfies. The width continues to be piercing and seamlessly painless.”—the manhattan Times

“There isn't any wondering or resisting the allure of Mr. Forster. The Longest Journey gradually attains beauty.”—Saturday Review

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Download E-books The Neon Bible PDF

By John Kennedy Toole

John Kennedy Toole—who received a posthumous Pulitzer Prize for his best-selling comedian masterpiece A Confederacy of Dunces—wroteThe Neon Bible for a literary contest on the age of 16. The manuscript languished in a drawer and have become the topic of a felony conflict between Toole’s heirs. It used to be purely in 1989, thirty-five years after it used to be written and 20 years after Toole’s suicide at thirty-one, that this amazingly finished and evocative novel used to be freed for publication.

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Download E-books Oliver Twist (Penguin Classics) PDF

A gripping portrayal of London's darkish legal underbelly, released in Penguin Classics with an advent through Philip Horne.

The tale of Oliver Twist - orphaned, and set upon by way of evil and adversity from his first breath - stunned readers while it used to be released. After operating clear of the workhouse and pompous beadle Mr Bumble, Oliver unearths himself lured right into a den of thieves peopled by way of shiny and noteworthy characters - the crafty Dodger, vicious burglar invoice Sikes, his puppy Bull's Eye, and prostitute Nancy, all watched over by way of crafty master-thief Fagin. Combining components of Gothic Romance, the Newgate Novel and well known melodrama, Dickens created a wholly new type of fiction, scathing in its indictment of a merciless society, and pervaded by means of an unforgettable experience of chance and mystery.

This Penguin Classics variation of Oliver Twist is the 1st serious variation to faithfully reproduce the textual content as its earliest readers could have encountered it from its serialisation in Bentley's Miscellany, and comprises an creation by means of Philip Horne, a thesaurus of Victorian thieves' slang, a chronology of Dickens's lifestyles, a map of up to date London and all of George Cruikshank's unique illustrations.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts stronger by means of introductions and notes by way of wonderful students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations through award-winning translators.

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