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A Question of Upbringing

By Anthony Powell
  • ISBN Code: : 1409037827
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
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'He is, as Proust was before him, the great literary chronicler of his culture in his time.' GUARDIAN 'A Dance to the Music of Time' is universally acknowledged as one of the great works of English literature. Reissued now in this definitive edition, it stands ready to delight and entrance a new generation of readers. In this first volume, Nick Jenkins is introduced to the ebbs and flows of life at boarding school in the 1920s, spent in the company of his friends: Peter Templer, Charles Stringham, and Kenneth Widmerpool. Though their days are filled with visits from relatives and boyish pranks, usually at the expense of their housemaster Le Bas, a disastrous trip in Templer’s car threatens their new friendship. As the school year comes to a close, the young men are faced with the prospects of adulthood, and with finding their place in the world.

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Harlequin® Historical brings you three new titles for one great price, available now! This box set includes: SEQUINS AND SPURS (Western) by Cheryl St. John Singer Ruby Dearing yearns for a place to belong. She returns home to beg forgiveness from her mother and sister, only to find stubborn rancher Nash Sommerton in charge! RAKE MOST LIKELY TO THRILL (1830s) Rakes on Tour • by Bronwyn Scott Archer Crawford arrives in Siena to compete in its notorious horse race. On his first night, he meets Elisabeta di Nofri, whose love of thrill-seeking is second only to Archer's! THE CAPTAIN'S FROZEN DREAM (Regency) by Georgie Lee With Conrad believed dead, and her reputation in tatters, Katie has relinquished all hope of her fiancé ever returning to save her. Now he's back, can the dreams they've both put on hold at last come true? Look for 6 compelling new stories every month from Harlequin® Historical!

Harlequin Special Edition March 2015 - Box Set 2 of 2

By Rachel Lee,Sheri WhiteFeather,Lynne Marshall
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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 1460385594
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 699
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Harlequin Special Edition brings you three new titles for one great price, available now! These are heartwarming, romantic stories about life, love and family. This Harlequin Special Edition bundle includes A Conard County Baby by NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Rachel Lee, The Bachelor's Baby Dilemma by Sheri WhiteFeather and Her Perfect Proposal by Lynne Marshall. Look for 6 compelling new stories every month from Harlequin Special Edition!

Choreographies of 21st Century Wars

By Gay Morris,Jens Richard Giersdorf
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0190201681
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 439
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Wars in this century are radically different from the major conflicts of the 20th century--more amorphous, asymmetrical, globally connected, and unending. Choreographies of 21st Century Wars is the first book to analyze the interface between choreography and wars in this century, a pertinent inquiry since choreography has long been linked to war and military training. The book draws on recent political theory that posits shifts in the kinds of wars occurring since the First and Second World Wars and the Cold War, all of which were wars between major world powers. Given the dominance of today's more indeterminate, asymmetrical, less decisive wars, we ask if choreography, as an organizing structure and knowledge system, might not also need revision in order to reflect on, and intercede in, a globalized world of continuous warfare. In an introduction and sixteen chapters, authors from a number of disciplines investigate how choreography and war in this century impinge on each other. Choreographers write of how they have related to contemporary war in specific works, while other contributors investigate the interconnections between war and choreography through theatrical works, dances, military rituals and drills, the choreography of video war games and television shows. Issues investigated include torture and terror, the status of war refugees, concerns surrounding fighting and peacekeeping soldiers, national identity tied to military training, and more. The anthology is of interest to scholars in dance, performance, theater, and cultural studies, as well as the social sciences.

Consort Suites and Dance Music by Town Musicians in German-Speaking Europe, 1648–1700

By Michael Robertson
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317161807
  • Total of Pages : 264
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 868
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This companion volume to The Courtly Consort Suite in German-Speaking Europe surveys an area of music neglected by modern scholars: the consort suites and dance music by musicians working in the seventeenth-century German towns. Conditions of work in the German towns are examined in detail, as are the problems posed by the many untrained travelling players who were often little more than beggars. The central part of the book explores the organisation, content and assembly of town suites into carefully ordered printed collections, which refutes the concept of the so-called 'classical' suite. The differences between court and town suites are dealt with alongside the often-ignored variation suite from the later decades of the seventeenth century and the separate suite-writing traditions of Leipzig and Hamburg. While the seventeenth-century keyboard suite has received a good deal of attention from modern scholars, its often symbiotic relationship with the consort suite has been ignored. This book aims to redress the balance and to deal with one very important but often ignored aspect of seventeenth-century notation: the use of blackened notes, which are rarely notated in a meaningful way in modern editions, with important implications for performance.

Incubus Among Us Box Set (Shifter Romance)

By Mac Flynn
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  • Publisher : Crescent Moon Studios, Inc.
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 300
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 142
  • Pdf File: incubus-among-us-box-set.pdf

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The entire Incubus Among Us shifter series in one complete package! Elizabeth Monroe has a normal life that had her aching for more, but she gets more than she asked for when she meets a handsome stranger one dark and snowy night. Now she can’t get rid of him, and to make matters worse he’s planning on changing her into a creature of lust and desire. She must find a way out of his love and out of the transformation before her urges consume her. KEYWORDS: new adult, mystery, paranormal, supernatural, fantasy, folklore, folktale, folk tale, legend, legends, myth, myths, action adventure, action, adventure, second chances, comedy, humor, horror, free, freebie, free book, free books, book, books, free ebook, ebook, free novel, rich, quick read, read, short, serial, series, college, funny, female protagonist, novel, secret, suspense, thriller, alpha male, literature, story, stories, hero, fiction, box, box set, boxed, boxed set, romance, free romance, free romance ebook, free romance ebooks, free romance book, free romance books, billionaire, wealthy, millionaire, women's fiction, racy, legal, free romance novel, free romance books, billionaire romance, urban, contemporary, 21st century, current, historical, past, monster, creature, occult, secret, demon, devil, workplace, office, boss, work, shifter, incubus, succubus, witch, wizard

Moving History/Dancing Cultures

By Ann Dils,Ann Cooper Albright
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  • Publisher : Wesleyan University Press
  • Book Code : 0819574252
  • Total of Pages : 544
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 804
  • Pdf File: moving-history-dancing-cultures.pdf

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This new collection of essays surveys the history of dance in an innovative and wide-ranging fashion. Editors Dils and Albright address the current dearth of comprehensive teaching material in the dance history field through the creation of a multifaceted, non-linear, yet well-structured and comprehensive survey of select moments in the development of both American and World dance. This book is illustrated with over 50 photographs, and would make an ideal text for undergraduate classes in dance ethnography, criticism or appreciation, as well as dance history—particularly those with a cross-cultural, contemporary, or an American focus. The reader is organized into four thematic sections which allow for varied and individualized course use: Thinking about Dance History: Theories and Practices, World Dance Traditions, America Dancing, and Contemporary Dance: Global Contexts. The editors have structured the readings with the understanding that contemporary theory has thoroughly questioned the discursive construction of history and the resultant canonization of certain dances, texts and points of view. The historical readings are presented in a way that encourages thoughtful analysis and allows the opportunity for critical engagement with the text. Ebook Edition Note: Ebook edition note: Five essays have been redacted, including “The Belly Dance: Ancient Ritual to Cabaret Performance,” by Shawna Helland; “Epitome of Korean Folk Dance”, by Lee Kyong-Hee; “Juba and American Minstrelsy,” by Marian Hannah Winter; “The Natural Body,” by Ann Daly; and “Butoh: ‘Twenty Years Ago We Were Crazy, Dirty, and Mad’,”by Bonnie Sue Stein. Eleven of the 41 illustrations in the book have also been redacted.

The Hawks Trilogy Complete Collection Box Set (Rebels of Halklyen, The God Sword & The White Wolf)

By Paula Baker,Aidan Davies
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  • Publisher : Macfay Books
  • Book Code : 1778152805
  • Total of Pages : 1012
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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The Hawks Trilogy ★★★★★Three books in one. A page-turning, sword-fighting fantasy adventure for middle grade and up. Book 1: Rebels of Halklyen ★★★★★ A dark sorcerer, a corrupt king and a hidden village of rebels. Assassins are not always the bad guys. In Abbarkon, it is best to keep your head down and your guard up. As long as he can remember, 14-year-old Flint has done exactly that. He ignores both the whispers of a monster named Martokallu and the rumours of a rebel group assassinating high-born dukes. Those stories mean little to him as he washes dishes and scrubs floors. On the one day that Flint breaks his own rule to defend a friend, his master ends up dead. Accident or not, Flint is sentenced to death. Hearing of his exploits, the Hawks rescue him from the executioner and whisk him away to the hidden village of Halklyen. Experts with their blades and bows, the rebels are the true defenders of the kingdom. They give Flint a sword and teach him how to use it. Before long, Flint learns that the dark sorcerer, Martokallu is real. When the Hawks are forced into the open, Flint is ready to join the fight. Will the Hawks be strong enough to win against an army of Martokallu's Followers? Book 2: The God Sword ★★★★★ The dwarves guard a secret. The Hawks must prove they are worthy. The Kingdom of Abbarkon is safe. There is a new king and Martokallu is dead. Or is he? If he returns, the Hawks will need the God Sword. In search of the fabled weapon, Flint and Fleta join the Hawks on a trek through the Dwarven Kingdom of Tsaralvia. Along the way, they discover an unsettling truth: the Protectors of the God Sword do not want them there and they will do everything in their power to stop them. If the Hawks hope to save Abbarkon, they must prove they are worthy of the blade. Book 3: The White Wolf ★★★★★ The Hawks thought the war was over. A mad sorcerer, a barbarian horde and the elven army think otherwise. Thousands of barbarian warriors from the frozen land of Nairt'kun arrive in Abbarkon's north while an elven army prepares to attack from the south. Among the northern raiders is Venadis, a young slave girl. Her masters fear her beast-shifting magic and force her to wear an iron collar. Intent on freedom, she slips away from the blood-thirsty horde and with her healing powers, she earns a place in the Hawks. When Flint, Fleta and the others head south on a mission to assassinate the elven emperor, she goes with them. The elves must be stopped. Will the Hawks get there in time to change the course of the war? Mother and son authors, Paula Baker and Aidan Davies team up to tell the action-packed adventures of the Hawks. Perfect for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, Christopher Paolini's Eragon, J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter, Darren Shan's Demonata, and John Flanagan's Ranger's Apprentice. The excitement starts here! ◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆ The Hawks Trilogy ✓ Epic fantasy, sword & sorcery, action & adventure, coming of age, fantasy & magic. ✓ Middle-grade, teen, young adult, adult. ✓ Medieval Fantasy world with swords, axes and throwing knives! Over 1000 pages in print. Get the ebook today with one click.

Dancing to the Music in My Head

By Sanjaya Malakar,Alan Goldsher
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1439153671
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 964
  • Pdf File: dancing-to-the-music-in-my-head.pdf

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One of the most popular contestants ever to appear on American Idol gives his fans an all-access pass to the wildly popular television show -- and opens up about how becoming an Idol star changed his life forever Sanjaya Malakar didn't need to win American Idol to take America by storm. He was just seventeen when his unique style, soft-spoken demeanor, and memorable song selections on the record-breaking show's sixth season captured hearts across the country. In his candid new book, Sanjaya opens up about what it feels like to go from obscurity as a high school student near Seattle to worldwide fame as a top ten finalist on one of the most popular television shows in American history. For the first time, the "People's Idol" talks about life before Randy, Simon, Paula and "Sanjayamania," and offers his devoted "Fanjayas" an intimate behind-the-scenes look at the blockbuster show. From going to Hollywood with his beloved sister, Shyamali, to becoming the most highly anticipated performer of season six, to facing the unforgiving chopping block, Sanjaya tells his fans everything they want to know. Finally, he shares how his life has changed since he left Idol, and where his music -- and unforgettable persona -- will take him next.

Harlequin Historical December 2016 - Box Set 1 of 2

By Kathryn Albright,Diane Gaston,Janice Preston
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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 1488027412
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 572
  • Pdf File: harlequin-historical-december-2016-box-set-1-of-2.pdf

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Harlequin® Historical brings you a collection of three new titles, available now! This box set includes: CHRISTMAS KISS FROM THE SHERIFF Heroes of San Diego by Kathryn Albright (Western) Schoolteacher Gemma Starling feels like she's been given a fresh start. So she must make sure Sheriff Craig Parker doesn't discover her dark secret… BOUND BY A SCANDALOUS SECRET The Scandalous Summerfields by Diane Gaston (Regency) The pleasure-seeking Marquess of Rossdale has a plan to survive the Season without a bride—a fake engagement to outspoken Genna Summerfield! THE GOVERNESS'S SECRET BABY The Governess Tales by Janice Preston (Regency) Governess Grace will do anything to get to know her daughter, even if that means working for the scarred Marquess of Ravenwell! Can this beauty tame the beast by Christmas? Join HarlequinMyRewards.com to earn FREE books and more. Earn points for all your Harlequin purchases from wherever you shop.

The Art History of the Yuan Dynasty

By Li Shi
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  • Publisher : DeepLogic
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : History
  • Members : 244
  • Pdf File: the-art-history-of-the-yuan-dynasty.pdf

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The book is the volume of “The Art History of the Yuan Dynasty” among a series of books of “Deep into China Histories”. The earliest known written records of the history of China date from as early as 1250 BC, from the Shang dynasty (c. 1600–1046 BC) and the Bamboo Annals (296 BC) describe a Xia dynasty (c. 2070–1600 BC) before the Shang, but no writing is known from the period The Shang ruled in the Yellow River valley, which is commonly held to be the cradle of Chinese civilization. However, Neolithic civilizations originated at various cultural centers along both the Yellow River and Yangtze River. These Yellow River and Yangtze civilizations arose millennia before the Shang. With thousands of years of continuous history, China is one of the world's oldest civilizations, and is regarded as one of the cradles of civilization.The Zhou dynasty (1046–256 BC) supplanted the Shang and introduced the concept of the Mandate of Heaven to justify their rule. The central Zhou government began to weaken due to external and internal pressures in the 8th century BC, and the country eventually splintered into smaller states during the Spring and Autumn period. These states became independent and warred with one another in the following Warring States period. Much of traditional Chinese culture, literature and philosophy first developed during those troubled times.In 221 BC Qin Shi Huang conquered the various warring states and created for himself the title of Huangdi or "emperor" of the Qin, marking the beginning of imperial China. However, the oppressive government fell soon after his death, and was supplanted by the longer-lived Han dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD). Successive dynasties developed bureaucratic systems that enabled the emperor to control vast territories directly. In the 21 centuries from 206 BC until AD 1912, routine administrative tasks were handled by a special elite of scholar-officials. Young men, well-versed in calligraphy, history, literature, and philosophy, were carefully selected through difficult government examinations. China's last dynasty was the Qing (1644–1912), which was replaced by the Republic of China in 1912, and in the mainland by the People's Republic of China in 1949.Chinese history has alternated between periods of political unity and peace, and periods of war and failed statehood – the most recent being the Chinese Civil War (1927–1949). China was occasionally dominated by steppe peoples, most of whom were eventually assimilated into the Han Chinese culture and population. Between eras of multiple kingdoms and warlordism, Chinese dynasties have ruled parts or all of China; in some eras control stretched as far as Xinjiang and Tibet, as at present. Traditional culture, and influences from other parts of Asia and the Western world (carried by waves of immigration, cultural assimilation, expansion, and foreign contact), form the basis of the modern culture of China.

Joy Division

By Paul Morley
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  • Publisher : Plexus Publishing
  • Book Code : 0859658813
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 428
  • Pdf File: joy-division.pdf

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Joy Division: Piece by Piece is the definitive collection of writings on the legendary cult band. In addition to collecting all Morley’s classic works about the band from the late 1970s/early 1980s, this unique book includes his eloquent Ian Curtis obituary and his hindsight pieces on the significance of the group, framed by an extensive retrospective essay. Contemporary elements include Morley’s critique of the films '24 Hour Party People' – which told the story of the band’s record label, Factory – and 'Control', for which the author visited the set during production. Most movingly, Morley includes the original text that grew into his literary work Nothing, which parallels the suicide of Curtis with that of his own father. He also evokes the zeitgeist and the ‘psycho-geography’ of Manchester, which combined to produce the most uniquely intense rock group ever.

Harlequin Medical Romance June 2017 - Box Set 1 of 2

By Annie O'Neil,Alison Roberts,Susan Carlisle
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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 1488022070
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 689
  • Pdf File: harlequin-medical-romance-june-2017-box-set-1-of-2.pdf

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Harlequin® Medical Romance brings you a collection of three new titles, available now! Enjoy these stories packed with pulse-racing romance and heart-racing medical drama. This Harlequin Medical Romance box set includes: HEALING THE SHEIKH'S HEART Paddington Children's Hospital by Annie O'Neil Dr. Robyn Kelly sends billionaire sheikh Idris Al Khalil's senses into overdrive…and makes him crave the happy-ever-after he never dreamed of. A LIFE-SAVING REUNION Paddington Children's Hospital by Alison Roberts Can a miracle surgery prove to cardiologist Thomas Wolfe and his ex-wife, Rebecca Scott, that it's never too late to give love a second chance? THE SURGEON'S CINDERELLA by Susan Carlisle Heart surgeon Tanner Locke doesn't want love… But could fiery matchmaker Whitney Thomason be his perfect match?

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Complete Collection

By Ann Brashares
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  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Book Code : 0307978575
  • Total of Pages : 1584
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 420
  • Pdf File: the-sisterhood-of-the-traveling-pants-complete-collection.pdf

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The New York Times bestselling Sisterhood novels—The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Second Summer of the Sisterhood, Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood, and Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood—all available together in one ebook omni edition. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Once there was a pair of pants. Just an ordinary pair of jeans. But these pants, the Traveling Pants, went on to do great things. This is the story of the four friends—Lena, Tibby, Bridget, and Carmen—who made it possible. The Second Summer of the Sisterhood With a bit of last summer’s sand in the pockets, the Traveling Pants and the sisterhood who wears them—Lena, Tibby, Bridget, and Carmen—embark on their second summer together. Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood It’s the summer before the sisterhood departs for college . . . their last real summer together before they head off to start their grown-up lives. It’s the time when Lena, Tibby, Bridget, and Carmen need their Pants the most. Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood With unraveled embroidery and fraying hems, the Traveling Pants are back for one last, glorious summer. It’s a summer that will forever change the lives of Lena, Bridget, Tibby, and Carmen, here and now, past and future, together and apart.

Harlequin Desire December 2015 - Box Set 1 of 2

By Brenda Jackson,Sara Orwig,Joss Wood
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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 1459293770
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 882
  • Pdf File: harlequin-desire-december-2015-box-set-1-of-2.pdf

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Do you love stories with sexy, romantic heroes who have it all—wealth, status, and incredibly good looks? Harlequin® Desire brings you all this and more with these three new full-length titles for one great price! BANE (The Westmorelands) Brenda Jackson Rancher and military hero Bane Westmoreland is on a mission to reconnect with the one who got away—his estranged wife. And when the beautiful chemist's discovery puts her in danger, Bane vows to protect her at all costs… THE RANCHER'S SECRET SON (Lone Star Legends) Sara Orwig For wealthy rancher Nick Milan, hearing the woman he loved and lost tell him he's a daddy is the shock of a lifetime. The revelation could derail his political career…or put the real prize back within tantalizing reach… TAKNG THE BOSS TO BED Joss Wood After producer Ryan Jackson kisses a stranger to save her from his client's unwanted attentions, he realizes she's actually his newest employee! Faking a relationship is now essential for business, but soon real passion becomes the bottom line… Look for Harlequin® Desire's December 2015 Box set 2 of 2, filled with even more scandalous stories and powerful heroes!