Download E-books The Cambridge Companion to Milton (Cambridge Companions to Literature) PDF

The Cambridge spouse to Milton presents an available, important consultant for any scholar of Milton, no matter if undergraduate or graduate, introducing readers to the scope of Milton's paintings, the richness of its historic kin, and the variety of present techniques to it. This moment version comprises new and revised essays, reflecting expanding emphasis on Milton's politics, the social stipulations and weather within which his works have been released and got, the significance of his early poems and Samson Agonistes, and the adjustments wrought via gender reports at the feedback of prior a long time. The Companion's up-to-date bibliography of stories and assets on Milton's works and existence is accessible on-line at .

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By Elizabeth Evans

Pynch Lake is quiet 9 months of the yr yet bursts into lifestyles each one summer season while the tourists arrive. in the summertime of 1965, year-round citizens Harold and Peg Wahl locate the realm that when belonged to them is now being taken over through their older daughters, lower back from collage for the summer season. Cool and self-possessed Rosamund is receiving the eye of the family members buddy who previously courted Peg. Martie is filling the home with events and houseguests of her personal. nobody within the kinfolk is paying a lot realization to the precocious thirteen-year-old Franny, who units out to discover a lifetime of her personal and, within the method, turns the Wahl kinfolk upside down.

In wealthy and lyrical language, Elizabeth Evans, writer of the significantly acclaimed novels Carter Clay and The Blue Hour, has created either a profound meditation and a haunting tale in regards to the offers and betrayals of affection. And in Franny Wahl, Evans has created the most memorable and endearing characters in contemporary fiction.

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By Paul Theroux

In a panoramic experience tale, the paranoid and remarkable inventor Allie Fox takes his kinfolk to dwell within the Honduran jungle, made up our minds to construct a civilization greater than the only they have left. Fleeing from an the USA he sees as mired in materialism and conformity, he hopes to rediscover a purer existence. yet his utopian scan takes a dismal flip while his obsessions lead the family members towards unbelievable danger.

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Download E-books The Cambridge Companion to Laurence Sterne (Cambridge Companions to Literature) PDF

Most sensible recognized this day for the leading edge satire and experimental narrative of Tristram Shandy (1759-67), Laurence Sterne used to be no much less recognized in his time for A Sentimental trip (1768) and for his debatable sermons. Sterne spent a lot of his existence as an vague clergyman in rural Yorkshire. yet he brilliantly exploited the feeling accomplished with the 1st instalment of Tristram Shandy to turn into, by way of his demise in 1768, a trendy famous person throughout Europe. during this spouse, particularly commissioned essays by way of major students supply an authoritative and available consultant to Sterne's writings of their historic and cultural context. Exploring key concerns in his paintings, together with sentimentalism, nationwide id, gender, print tradition and visible tradition, in addition to his next impression on quite a number very important literary activities and modes, the ebook bargains a entire new account of Sterne's existence and paintings.

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By Margaret Atwood

A powerfully and brilliantly crafted novel, Bodily Harm is the tale of Rennie Wilford, a tender journalist whose existence has all started to shatter round the edges.  Rennie flies to the Caribbean to recover, and at the tiny island of St.  Antoine she is faced via an international the place her principles for survival now not apply.  By turns comedian, satiric, relentless, and terrifying, Margaret Atwood's Bodily Harm is finally an exploration of the lust for energy, either sexual and political, and the necessity for compassion that is going past what we regularly suggest through love.

Margaret Atwood is the writer of over twenty-five books, together with fiction, poetry, and essays.  Among her latest works are the bestselling novels Alias Grace and The Robber Bride and the collections Wilderness Tips and Good Bones and easy Murders.  She lives in Toronto.

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By Elin Hilderbrand

Summer People by way of Elin Hilderbrand

Every summer season the Newton family members retreats to their liked domestic on Nantucket for 3 months of light, cookouts, and bonfires at the seashore. yet this summer time usually are not like several different. whilst Arch Newton, a fashionable long island legal professional, dies in a aircraft crash on his approach domestic from a business journey, his appealing widow, Beth, can slightly continue issues jointly. specifically, even though, she makes a decision that she needs to proceed the kin culture of going to Nantucket, and whilst satisfy a promise that Arch made sooner than he died.

Beth invitations Marcus, the son of Arch's ultimate and so much not easy purchaser, to spend the summer season along with her and her teenage twins, Winnie and Garrett, who've combined reactions to sharing their certain summer time position with this stranger. constantly a spot of peace earlier than, Nantucket turns into the scene of roiling feelings and turbulent passions as Marcus, Winnie, and Garrett know about loss, past love, and betrayal. And after they bump into a surprising mystery from Beth's earlier, they have to hold it from destroying the relations they have been making an attempt so challenging to heal

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By Mark Winegardner

THE lacking YEARS FROM the best CRIME SAGA OF ALL TIME

Thirty-five years in the past, Mario Puzo's nice American story, The Godfather, used to be released, and pop culture used to be indelibly replaced. Now, in The Godfather Returns, acclaimed novelist Mark Winegardner maintains the story--the years no longer coated in Puzo's bestselling publication or in Francis Ford Coppola's vintage movies.

It is 1955. Michael Corleone has received a bloody victory within the battle between New York's crime households. Now he desires to consolidate his strength, store his marriage, and take his kinfolk into valid companies. to take action, he needs to confront his most deadly adversary but, Nick Geraci, a former boxer who labored his manner via legislation college as a Corleone road enforcer, and who's each piece as lethal and crafty as Michael. Their own chilly warfare will run from 1955 to 1962, exerting significant impact at the lives of America's strongest criminals and their family, together with

Tom Hagen, the Corleone Family's attorney and consigliere, who embarks on a political occupation in Nevada whereas attempting to safeguard his brother;

Francesca Corleone, daughter of Michael's past due brother Sonny, who's unexpectedly studying her family's actual heritage and faces a tough choice;

Don Louie Russo, head of the Chicago mob, who performs dumb yet has wily objectives for muscling in at the Corleones' territory;

Peter Clemenza, the stalwart Corleone underboss, who is aware extra relatives secrets and techniques than nearly anyone;

Ambassador M. Corbett Shea, a former Prohibition-era bootlegger and company best friend of the Corleones', who desires to get his son elected to the presidency--and wishes a few aid from his outdated friends;

Johnny Fontane, the world's maximum saloon singer, who ascends to new heights as a recording artist, cozying as much as Washington's energy elite and protecting a precarious courting with infamous underworld figures;

Kay Adams Corleone, who eventually discovers the reality approximately her husband, Michael--and needs to come to a decision what it ability for his or her marriage and their teenagers and

Fredo Corleone, whose demise hasn't ever been totally defined previously, and whose betrayal of the family members was once a part of a bigger and extra sinister chain of events.

Sweeping from manhattan and Washington to Las Vegas and Cuba, The Godfather Returns is the spellbinding tale of America's felony underworld at mid-century and its intersection with the political, felony, and leisure empires. Mark Winegardner brings an unique voice and imaginative and prescient to Mario Puzo's mythic characters whereas developing numerous both unforgettable characters of his personal. The Godfather Returns stands by itself as a triumph--in a story approximately what we adore, yearn for, and infrequently have cause to worry . . . family.

From the Hardcover edition.

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By Béatrice Commengé

Modiano a fait de Paris sa ville intérieure. Un lieu onirique, une ville métaphysique, intemporelle, où les époques se superposent. remark alors relier les sensations éprouvées par le petit garçon qui découvrait los angeles ville à l'enchevêtrement de rues, de quartiers, d'hôtels, de cafés, de garages, de squares et de boulevards qui innervera pendant plus de quarante ans les romans de l'écrivain ?

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Download E-books The Death of Artemio Cruz: A Novel (FSG Classics) PDF

By Carlos Fuentes

As the unconventional opens, Artemio Cruz, the omnipotent newspaper rich person and land baron, lies limited to his mattress and, in dreamlike flashes, recollects the pivotal episodes of his lifestyles. Carlos Fuentes manipulates the consequent kaleidoscope of pictures with awesome inventiveness, layering reminiscence upon reminiscence, from Cruz's heroic campaigns in the course of the Mexican Revolution, via his relentless climb from poverty to wealth, to his uneasy dying. maybe Fuentes's masterpiece, The dying of Artemio Cruz is a haunting voyage into the soul of contemporary Mexico.

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Download E-books In Lady Audley's Shadow: Mary Elizabeth Braddon and Victorian Literary Genres (Edinburgh Critical Studies in Victorian Culture) PDF

By Saverio Tomaiuolo

This booklet is dedicated to Mary Elizabeth Braddon's complicated dating with the 3 major Victorian literary genres: the Gothic, the Detective and the Realist novel. utilizing Braddon's bestselling sensation fiction woman Audley's mystery as a paradigmatic novel and as a 'haunting' textual presence throughout her literary occupation, this examine presents a fertile severe studying of quite a lot of Braddon's novels and brief stories.

Through an research of Braddon's negotiations with Victorian narrative, ideological and cultural matters, this monograph bargains readers a clean view of gender, girl id and subjectivity, the remedy of madness, questions concerning know-how and development, the impression of evolutionism and Darwinism, the intersemiotic discussion among pictorial artwork and novel-writing, the function of the (female) author within the new literary industry and the altering concept of capital in an more and more fluid social context.

Braddon's manipulation of Victorian literary codes and conventions proves that she used to be whatever greater than a trifling sensation author and that her fundamental function within the nineteenth-century literary scene should be reaffirmed. Drawing on a variety of textual fabrics and literary resources, the publication foregrounds Braddon's consistent and infrequently ambivalent discussion together with her instances, and with ours as well.

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