Download E-books The Far Side of the World (Vol. Book 10) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels) PDF

By Patrick O'Brian

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The battle of 1812 keeps, and Jack Aubrey units path for Cape Horn on a undertaking after his personal middle: intercepting a robust American frigate outward certain to play havoc with the British whaling exchange. Stephen Maturin has fish of his personal to fry on the planet of mystery intelligence. catastrophe in a variety of guises awaits them within the nice South Sea and within the a ways reaches of the Pacific: typhoons, castaways, shipwrecks, homicide, and legal madness.

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Download E-books Novel Craft: Victorian Domestic Handicraft and Nineteenth-Century Fiction PDF

By Talia Schaffer

Novel Craft explores an interesting and under-studied element of cultural lifestyles in Victorian England: household handicrafts, the ornamental pursuit that predated the humanities and Crafts stream. Talia Schaffer argues that the handicraft move served in an effort to critique the trendy industrially produced commodity and the speedily rising commercial capitalism of the 19th century. Her argument is illustrated with the 4 pivotal novels that shape her study's core-Gaskell's Cranford, Yonge's The Daisy Chain, Dickens's Our Mutual Friend, and Oliphant's Phoebe Junior. every one positive aspects numerous handicrafts that subtly target to subvert the socioeconomic alterations being wrought by way of industrialization. Schaffer is going past effortless textual research by way of shaping every one bankruptcy round the person craft on the heart of every novel (paper for Cranford, plants and similar arts in The Daisy Chain, garbage and salvage in Our Mutual Friend, and the contrasting ethos of arts and crafts connoisseurship in Phoebe Junior). The family handicraft additionally enables self-referential research of the textual content itself; in scenes of craft creation (and destruction), the authors articulate the paintings they desire their very own fictions practice. The handicraft additionally turns into a locus for critiquing modern aesthetic tendencies, with the novels asserting an alternate imaginative and prescient of creating worth and figuring out paintings. a piece that mixes cultural historical past and literary experiences, Novel Craft highlights how realization to the handicraft movement's significantly substitute perspectives of materiality, intake, creation, illustration, and subjectivity offers a clean viewpoint at the significant alterations that formed the Victorian novel as a whole.

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Download E-books Mysticism in English Literature PDF

By Caroline F. E. Spurgeon

The range of purposes of the time period "mysticism" has compelled me to limit myself right here to a dialogue of that philosophical kind of mysticism which issues itself with questions of final truth. My target, too, has been to think about this topic in reference to nice English writers. i've got had, consequently, to exclude, with remorse, the literature of the US, so wealthy in mystical suggestion. I desire to thank Mr John Murray for type permission to use an editorial of mine which seemed within the Quarterly evaluate, and in addition Dr Ward and Mr Waller for related permission with reference to convinced passages in a bankruptcy of the Cambridge background of English Literature, vol. ix. i'm additionally indebted to Mr Bertram Dobell, Messrs Longmans, eco-friendly, Mrs Coventry Patmore and Mr Francis Meynell for many kindly permitting me to cite from the works respectively of Thomas Traherne, Richard Jefferies, Coventry Patmore, and Francis Thompson.

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Download E-books Black Words White Page: Aboriginal Literature 1929-1988 PDF

By Adam Shoemaker

Fifteen years after its first e-book, Black phrases White web page continues to be as clean as ever. This award-winning learn - the 1st entire remedy of the character and value of Indigenous Australian literature - was once dependent upon the author's doctoral learn on the Australian nationwide college and was once first released by way of UQP in 1989. Adam Shoemaker combines ancient and literary research as he explores the range and distinction of writings that experience received expanding energy and visibility given that that point. Shoemaker's distinctive concentration is these dynamic years among 1963 and 1988, whilst advances in Indigenous affairs have been paralleled via a quick progress of every kind of Black Australian literature. He examines the achievements of best figures within the Aboriginal circulate comparable to Jack Davis, Kevin Gilbert, Charles Perkins and Oodgeroo. He additionally offers exciting insights into the socio-political contexts of the time whereas tracing the heritage of black-white kinfolk in Australia. Black phrases White web page additionally deals a few provocative re-evaluations of white Australian writers Xavier Herbert, Ion Idriess, Katharine Susannah Prichard, Patrick White and Judith Wright. Winner of the 1990 Walter McRae Russell Award of the organization for the learn of Australian Literature.

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Download E-books Time of Fog and Fire: A Molly Murphy Mystery (Molly Murphy Mysteries) PDF

By Rhys Bowen

Molly Murphy Sullivan's husband Daniel, a police captain in turn-of-the-century manhattan urban, is in a precarious place. the hot police commissioner wishes him off the strength altogether. So whilst Daniel’s provided an project from John Wilkie, head of the key provider, he’s wanting to settle for. Molly can’t draw any info of the project out of him, even the place he’ll be operating. but if she spots him in San Francisco in the course of a film information phase, she starts off to wonder whether he’s in much more chance than she had first believed. after which she gets a wierd and cryptic letter from him, prime her to finish that he desires her to hitch him in San Francisco. Molly understands that if Daniel’s turning to her instead of John Wilkie or his contacts within the police strength, anything should have long gone extraordinarily unsuitable. What can she do for him that the police can’t? in particular while she doesn’t even understand what his project is? Embarking on a cross-country trip along with her younger son, Molly can’t fathom what’s in shop for her, yet she is aware it would be dangerous―in truth, it may well positioned all in their lives at risk, in Rhys Bowen's Time of Fog and Fire.

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Download E-books The Cambridge Companion to the Victorian Novel (Cambridge Companions to Literature) PDF

Within the Victorian interval, the British novel reached a large readership and performed an important function within the shaping of nationwide and person identification. As we come to appreciate the methods the radical contributed to public opinion on faith, gender, sexuality and race, we stay entertained and enlightened via the works of Dickens, George Eliot, Thackeray, Trollope and so forth. This moment version of the spouse to the Victorian Novel has been up to date totally, taking account of recent examine and important methodologies. There are 4 new chapters and the others were completely up to date, as has the consultant to additional examining. Designed to attract scholars, lecturers and readers, those essays replicate the most recent techniques to examining and realizing Victorian fiction.

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Download E-books Shakespeare and Impure Aesthetics PDF

By Hugh Grady

Shakespeare and Impure Aesthetics explores rules approximately artwork implicit in Shakespeare's performs and defines particular Shakespearean aesthetic practices in his use of hope, demise and mourning as assets for artwork. Hugh Grady attracts on a convention of aesthetic theorists who comprehend paintings as continually shaped in a selected historic second yet as additionally distanced from its context via its shape and Utopian projections. Grady sees A Midsummer Night's Dream, Timon of Athens, Hamlet, and Romeo and Juliet as showing those traits, displaying aesthetic theory's usefulness for shut readings of the performs. The booklet argues that such social-minded 'impure aesthetics' can revitalize the political impulses of the hot historicism whereas establishing up a brand new aesthetic size within the present dialogue of Shakespeare.

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Download E-books The Lady Confesses PDF

By Carole Mortimer

Having run clear of domestic to prevent an undesirable betrothal, girl Elizabeth Copeland needs to retain her hide as an aged lady's better half in any respect times.Even while she's referred to as upon to nurse the lady's nephew--who quite infuriatingly occurs to be the main incredible-looking guy she's ever seen....Elizabeth yearns to damage out of Betsy's drab attire to bare that she's of an analogous blue blood because the rakish Nathaniel. yet she mustn't ever! until Nathaniel will get below her defend, and elicits a confession....

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Download E-books Bloomsday 100: Essays on Ulysses (Florida James Joyce) PDF

"Ulysses is usually lauded as one in all western culture's most crucial books. This choice of essays re-asserts the price and power of Joyce's huge textual content, no longer since it is hard yet since it speaks so powerfully to major present-day matters: anti-Semitism, movie, melodrama, type, images, silenced girls, advertisements, and more."--Jennifer Fraser, writer of Rite of Passage within the Narratives of Dante and Joyce

June sixteen, 2004, was once the only hundredth anniversary of Bloomsday, the day that James Joyce's novel Ulysses takes position. To have a good time the celebration, hundreds of thousands took to the streets in Dublin, following within the footsteps of protagonist Leopold Bloom. the development additionally was once marked by way of the Bloomsday a hundred Symposium, the place world-renowned students mentioned Joyce's seminal paintings. This quantity comprises the simplest, so much provocative readings of Ulysses presented on the conference.

The members to this quantity urge a detailed engagement with the unconventional. they give readings that spotlight variously at the materialist, old, and political dimensions of Ulysses. The variety of themes coated comprise nineteenth-century psychology, army heritage, Catholic theology, the effect of early movie and song corridor songs on Joyce, the post-Ulysses evolution of the one-day novel, and the problem of discussing the sort of complicated paintings among the ocean of extant criticism.


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