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A Changed Man And Other Tales

By Thomas Hardy
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A Changed Man and Other Tales is a collection of twelve tales written by Thomas Hardy. The collection was originally published in book form in 1913, although all of the tales had been previously published in newspapers or magazines from 1881 to 1900.

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A haunting new novel that ratifies Martin Amis’s standing as “a force unto himself,” as the Washington Post has attested: “There is simply no one else like him.” In the slave labour camps of the Soviet Union, conjugal visits were a common occurrence. Valiant women would travel vast distances, over weeks and months, in the hope of spending just one night with their lovers in the so-called House of Meetings. Unsurprisingly, the results of these visits were almost invariably tragic. Martin Amis’s new novel, The House of Meetings, is about one such visit; it is a love story, gothic in timbre and triangular in shape. Two brothers fall in love with the same woman, a nineteen-year-old Jewish girl, in 1946 Moscow, a city poised for pogrom in the gap between war and the death of Stalin. The brothers are arrested, and their fraternal conflict then marinates over the course of a decade in a slave labour camp above the Arctic Circle. The destinies of all three lovers remain unresolved until 1982; but for the sole survivor, the reverberations continue into the next century. A short novel of great depth and richness, The House of Meetings finds Martin Amis at the height of his powers, in new and remarkably fertile fictional territory.

Stranger in My Arms

By Lisa Kleypas
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0061752959
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 784
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“One of today’s leading lights in romantic fiction.” —Seattle Times USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas is one of America’s most acclaimed and popular authors of historical romance fiction—and Stranger in My Arms is one of her most beloved novels! A classic tale of a noble lady whose life is upended when her despised husband—believed lost at sea—returns, a remarkably altered, more passionate and loving man…if he is, indeed, who he claims to be. A two-time RITA Award-winner—and a nine-time nominee—Lisa Kleypas is at her sensuous best with Stranger in My Arms.

The Scarlet Letter

By Nathaniel Hawthorne
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  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 163
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What to Read and Why

By Francine Prose
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062397885
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 239
  • Pdf File: what-to-read-and-why.pdf

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In this brilliant collection, the follow-up to her New York Times bestseller Reading Like a Writer, the distinguished novelist, literary critic, and essayist celebrates the pleasures of reading and pays homage to the works and writers she admires above all others, from Jane Austen and Charles Dickens to Jennifer Egan and Roberto Bolaño. In an age defined by hyper-connectivity and constant stimulation, Francine Prose makes a compelling case for the solitary act of reading and the great enjoyment it brings. Inspiring and illuminating, What to Read and Why includes selections culled from Prose’s previous essays, reviews, and introductions, combined with new, never-before-published pieces that focus on her favorite works of fiction and nonfiction, on works by masters of the short story, and even on books by photographers like Diane Arbus. Prose considers why the works of literary masters such as Mary Shelley, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, and Jane Austen have endured, and shares intriguing insights about modern authors whose words stimulate our minds and enlarge our lives, including Roberto Bolaño, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Jennifer Egan, and Mohsin Hamid. Prose implores us to read Mavis Gallant for her marvelously rich and compact sentences, and her meticulously rendered characters who reveal our flawed and complex human nature; Edward St. Aubyn for his elegance and sophisticated humor; and Mark Strand for his gift for depicting unlikely transformations. Here, too, are original pieces in which Prose explores the craft of writing: "On Clarity" and "What Makes a Short Story." Written with her sharp critical analysis, wit, and enthusiasm, What to Read and Why is a celebration of literature that will give readers a new appreciation for the power and beauty of the written word.

Prince of Dreams

By Lisa Kleypas
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0061750468
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 245
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A wealthy and bitter exile, he most dangerous and desirable man in all of England, he burns to possess a proud, headstrong beauty who is promised to another. But winning Emma Stokehurst's exquisite hand through threats and determination does nothing to fill the empty spaces in Nikola's heart—until passion's magic carries the handsome, tormented prince back to a bygone era of splendor and romantic dreams. For there his destiny awaits him in a distant life. And in one remarkable woman's tender touch—achingly familiar but gloriously new—he must seek the elusive promise of ecstasy . . .and learn, at last, to love.

Short Stories of Thomas Hardy

By Kristin Brady
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1349074020
  • Total of Pages : 235
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 441
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At Last

By Elaine Brown Smith
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 9781452095615
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 351
  • Pdf File: at-last.pdf

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When you open this book, it will take you on a journey of my life, relationships with family, friends, and my introduction with God himself. When life deals you a bad hand just know there is healing in the hands of the most high God. And that's why i can share this book with others who might not know forgiveness brings forth love and graduates you to the next level of life.

Last Chance for Glory

By Stephen Solomita
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1453290605
  • Total of Pages : 310
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 156
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A broke PI attempts to prove the innocence of a wrongly convicted homeless man Late at night by posh Gramercy Park, a woman peers into the backseat of a parked car. She’s never seen a dead body before, but there’s enough blood that she has no doubt what she’s looking at. She remembers seeing a strange man nearby, and the police use her fuzzy identification and a few other bits of tenuous evidence to finger Billy Sowell, an alcoholic bum with limited intelligence and a patchy memory, as the killer. Who cares if he’s guilty? Billy’s an easy conviction, and his case is forgotten until years later, when it falls in the lap of PI Marty Blake. Blake will take anything as he tries to rebuild his practice after a year’s suspension for illegal surveillance, and he attempts to clear Billy’s name using his expertise at computerized investigation. But when it comes to proving the New York Police Department wrong, virtual sleuthing will not be enough. For this computer expert, it’s time to play tough.

A Hardy Chronology

By Timothy Hands
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1349100307
  • Total of Pages : 227
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 639
  • Pdf File: a-hardy-chronology.pdf

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A Hardy Chronology provides the Hardy student with an abbreviated biography and reference guide, listing year by year the full details of a remarkably full life and prodigious literary output. Background information is provided, especially for those historical events in which Hardy took most interest, but the chief aim has been to provide the reader with an account of Hardy's life which uses the author's own words wherever possible.

The House On The Strand

By Daphne du Maurier
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  • Publisher : Virago
  • Book Code : 140551809X
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 208
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When Dick Young's friend, Professor Magnus Lane, offers him an escape from his troubles in the form of a new drug, Dick finds himself transported to fourteenth-century Cornwall. There, in the manor of Tywardreath, the domain of Sir Henry Champerhoune, he witnesses intrigue, adultery and murder. The more time Dick spends consumed in the past, the more he withdraws from the modern world. With each dose of the drug, his body and mind become addicted to this otherworld, and his attempts to change history bring terror to the present and put his own life in jeopardy. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The House on the Strand is prime du Maurier. . . . She holds her characters close to reality; the past she creates is valid, and her skill in finessing the time shifts is enough to make one want to try a little of the brew himself - New York Times