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A Darkness Strange and Lovely

By Susan Dennard
  • ISBN Code: : 0062083317
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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New York Times bestselling author Susan Dennard delivers a mix of supernatural forces and intense romance in this spellbinding sequel to Something Strange and Deadly—now with a gorgeous new cover! Perfect for fans of Cassandra Clare's Infernal Devices series. With her brother dead and her mother insane, Eleanor Fitt is alone. Even the Spirit-Hunters—Joseph, Jie, and the handsome Daniel—have fled to Paris. So when Eleanor hears the vicious barking of hounds and sees haunting yellow eyes, she fears that the Dead, and the necromancer Marcus, are after her. To escape, Eleanor boards a steamer bound for France. There she meets Oliver, a young man who claims to have known her brother. But Oliver harbors a dangerous secret involving necromancy and black magic that entices Eleanor beyond words. If she can resist him, she'll be fine. But when she arrives in Paris, she finds that the Dead have taken over, and there's a whole new evil lurking. And she is forced to make a deadly decision that will go against everything the Spirit-Hunters stand for. In Paris, there's a price for this darkness strange and lovely, and it may have Eleanor paying with her life.

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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “[An] exceedingly complex, inventive, resourceful examination of harm and power.” —The New York Times Book Review, Editors’ Choice “A lightning rod . . . brilliantly crafted.”—The Washington Post A most anticipated book by The New York Times • USA Today • Entertainment Weekly • Marie Claire • Elle • Harper's Bazaar • Bustle • Newsweek • New York Post • Esquire • Real Simple • The Sunday Times • The Guardian Exploring the psychological dynamics of the relationship between a precocious yet naïve teenage girl and her magnetic and manipulative teacher, a brilliant, all-consuming read that marks the explosive debut of an extraordinary new writer. 2000. Bright, ambitious, and yearning for adulthood, fifteen-year-old Vanessa Wye becomes entangled in an affair with Jacob Strane, her magnetic and guileful forty-two-year-old English teacher. 2017. Amid the rising wave of allegations against powerful men, a reckoning is coming due. Strane has been accused of sexual abuse by a former student, who reaches out to Vanessa, and now Vanessa suddenly finds herself facing an impossible choice: remain silent, firm in the belief that her teenage self willingly engaged in this relationship, or redefine herself and the events of her past. But how can Vanessa reject her first love, the man who fundamentally transformed her and has been a persistent presence in her life? Is it possible that the man she loved as a teenager—and who professed to worship only her—may be far different from what she has always believed? Alternating between Vanessa’s present and her past, My Dark Vanessa juxtaposes memory and trauma with the breathless excitement of a teenage girl discovering the power her own body can wield. Thought-provoking and impossible to put down, this is a masterful portrayal of troubled adolescence and its repercussions that raises vital questions about agency, consent, complicity, and victimhood. Written with the haunting intimacy of The Girls and the creeping intensity of Room, My Dark Vanessa is an era-defining novel that brilliantly captures and reflects the shifting cultural mores transforming our relationships and society itself.

A Touch of Darkness

By Scarlett St. Clair
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  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Book Code : 0991132378
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
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From bestselling author Scarlett St. Clair comes a dark and enthralling reimagining of the Hades and Persephone Greek myth. "Let me worship you," he said. She remembered the words she had whispered to him in the back of the limo after La Rose. "You will worship me, and I won't even have to order you." His request felt sinful and devious, and she reveled in it. She answered, "Yes." Persephone is the Goddess of Spring in title only. Since she was a little girl, flowers have only shriveled at her touch. After moving to New Athens, she hoped to lead an unassuming life disguised as a mortal journalist. All of that changes when she sits down in a forbidden nightclub to play a hand of cards with a hypnotic and mysterious stranger. Hades, God of the Dead, has built a gambling empire in the mortal world and his favorite bets are rumored to be impossible. But nothing has ever intrigued him as much as the goddess offering him a bargain he can't resist. After her encounter with Hades, Persephone finds herself in a contract with the God of the Dead, and his terms are impossible: Persephone must create life in the Underworld or lose her freedom forever. The bet does more than expose Persephone's failure as a goddess, however. As she struggles to sow the seeds of her freedom, love for the God of the Dead grows—a love that is both captivating and forbidden.

Encountering Enchantment: A Guide to Speculative Fiction for Teens, 2nd Edition

By Susan Fichtelberg
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1440834512
  • Total of Pages : 392
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
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  • Pdf File: encountering-enchantment.pdf

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The most current and complete guide to a favorite teen genre, this book maps current releases along with perennial favorites, describing and categorizing fantasy, paranormal, and science fiction titles published since 2006. • Encompasses a wide selection of speculative fiction genres to suit a broad spectrum of readers in grades 6–12 • Identifies award-winning titles, grade levels, book club potential, and alternative media formats and provides complete bibliographic information for each title • Includes interviews with prominent authors that convey the perspectives of the creators of the worlds into which readers are drawn • Covers some children's literature and some adult novels that are popular with young adults • Offers a detailed subject index with an extensive number of access points

Ancient, Strange, and Lovely

By Susan Fletcher
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 9781442420021
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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In a slightly futuristic, polluted world, fourteen-year-old Bryn watches an ancient egg hatch, and her life changes forever. Like her family before her, Bryn can “ken” with birds, so at first she doesn’t understand why she relates to what appears to be a lizard. Then she realizes that the critter in her care is really a baby dragon. When the dracling becomes an Internet phenomenon, she must flee to protect him from poachers and others who wish him harm. But will Bryn be able to protect him, or will she lose the dracling just as she comes to love him? A fast-paced, standalone addition to Susan Fletcher’s beloved Dragon Chronicles series, Ancient, Strange, and Lovely puts a modern twist on a timeless genre.

The Lost Girl

By D.H. Lawrence
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  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • Book Code : 1513275550
  • Total of Pages : 346
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: the-lost-girl.pdf

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Alvina Houghton is bored by her little town, and feels trapped after her plans to elope with her lover falls through. Though she had previously dreamed of training as a nurse, Alvina is unsure what to do with her life. Alvina comes of age as her father, James, faces the failure of his business. She has a difficult relationship with her father. He is a man who never fully indulged in his passions, but has made eccentric financial decisions. In attempt to secure his daughter’s upbringing and save his fortune, James buys a theater. There, he employs many traveling artists, as well as a handsome and sensual Italian man named Ciccio. After meeting the man, Alvina feels drawn to him, especially since he is well-traveled. The two share a slow-burn courtship, and after a lifetime of being raised around stifled passion, Alvina feels alive. Seduced by Ciccio and desperate for adventure, Alvina decides to run away with Ciccio, fleeing to Naples. As she leaves behind her life of security, comfort, and predictability, Alvina starts to explore desire, spontaneity, and her sexual freedom. Free to do as she wishes with Ciccio, Alvina explores Naples and her own sexual awakening, feeling independent and unfettered. However, even as she finds herself, Alvina also faces the reality of such fleeting freedom. D.H Lawrence’s The Lost Girl is an emotionally compelling narrative featuring strong characters, wit, and prose that is both beautiful and bitter. With themes of feminism, class divisions, and family, The Lost Girl is a relatable story that leaves readers considering fate and the future. Through meticulous detail, readers are given valuable insight on the class distinctions and societal expectations of the 1920s in Europe. D.H Lawrence’s The Lost Girl was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1920 to congratulate its gripping narrative and compelling characters. Now presented in an easy-to-read font and with a striking new cover design, this edition of The Lost Girl by D.H Lawrence restores the novel to modern standards while respecting its original mastery. With these accommodations, contemporary audiences are treated to a reading experience that is both accessible and luxurious.

The Lost Girl By D. H. Lawrence

By D. H. Lawrence
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  • Publisher : BEYOND BOOKS HUB
  • Book Code : N.a
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David Herbert Lawrence is definitely an acquired taste, and one that, until I read this novel, I never thought I'd acquire. However, after seeing a terrific performance of The Daughter-in-law (Oberon Modern Plays) at the Lowry Theatre earlier this year, I was intrigued by the gritty physicality of Lawrence's writing, and decided to give this, one of his lesser-known works, a go - and I was glad I did. The novel is fairly straightforward and develops pretty slowly, as the unquenchable loser James Houghton (pronounced 'Huffton') grasps scheme after harebrained scheme in order to become wealthy and give his only daughter, Alvina, and sickly wife, the life he thinks they were born for. By the time of his death, mid-way through the novel, Alvina has taken centre-stage, and we see her striving to break out of the shadow of her feckless father and find love in a world threatened by war.

The Complete Novels of D. H. Lawrence

By D. H. Lawrence
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : EAN:4057664166579
  • Total of Pages : 4364
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 462
  • Pdf File: the-complete-novels-of-d-h-lawrence.pdf

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D. H. Lawrence is best known for his novels Sons and Lovers, The Rainbow, Women in Love and Lady Chatterley's Lover. In these books, Lawrence explores the possibilities for life within an industrial setting. In particular Lawrence is concerned with the nature of relationships that can be had within such a setting. Though often classed as a realist, Lawrence in fact uses his characters to give form to his personal philosophy. His depiction of sexuality, though seen as shocking when his work was first published in the early 20th century, has its roots in this highly personal way of thinking and being. In his later years Lawrence developed the potentialities of the short novel form in The Ladybird, The Fox, The Captain's Doll, St Mawr, The Virgin and the Gypsy and The Escaped Cock. Table of Contents: The White Peacock The Trespasser Sons and Lovers The Rainbow Women in Love The Lost Girl Aaron's Rod Kangaroo The Boy in the Bush The Plumed Serpent Lady Chatterley's Lover The Man Who Died (The Escaped Cock) The Ladybird The Fox The Captain's Doll St Mawr The Virgin and the Gypsy The Savage Pilgrimage – A Biography, by Catherine Carswell

The Complete Works of D. H. Lawrence

By D. H. Lawrence
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : EAN:4057664165800
  • Total of Pages : 8064
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 246
  • Pdf File: the-complete-works-of-d-h-lawrence.pdf

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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Works of D. H. Lawrence" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Novels: The White Peacock The Trespasser Sons and Lovers The Rainbow Women in Love The Lost Girl Aaron's Rod Kangaroo The Boy in the Bush The Plumed Serpent Lady Chatterley's Lover The Man Who Died (The Escaped Cock) The Ladybird The Fox The Captain's Doll St Mawr The Virgin and the Gypsy Short Stories: The Prussian Officer and Other Stories: The Prussian Officer The Thorn in the Flesh Daughters of the Vicar A Fragment of Stained Glass The Shades of Spring Second Best The Shadow in the Rose Garden Goose Fair The White Stocking A Sick Collier The Christening Odour of Chrysanthemums England, My England and Other Stories: England, My England Tickets, Please The Blind Man Monkey Nuts Wintry Peacock You Touched Me Samson and Delilah The Primrose Path The Horse Dealer's Daughter Fanny And Annie The Woman Who Rode Away and Other Stories: The Woman who Rode Away Two Blue Birds Sun Smile The Border Line Jimmy and the Desperate Woman The Last Laugh In Love The Man who Loved Islands Glad Ghosts None of that The Rocking-Horse Winner The Lovely Lady Collected Short Stories Other Stories Poetry: Love Poems and others Amores Look! We have come through! New Poems Bay: A Book of Poems Tortoises Birds, Beasts and Flowers Pansies Nettles Last Poems Plays: The Daughter-in-Law The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd Touch and Go David The Fight for Barbara A Collier's Friday Night The Married Man The Merry-go-round Travel Books: Twilight in Italy and Other Essays Sea and Sardinia Mornings in Mexico Sketches of Etruscan Places and other Italian essays Literary Essays: Study of Thomas Hardy and other essays Studies in Classic American Literature A Propos of Lady Chatterley's Lover Other Works: Movements in European History Psychoanalysis and the Unconscious Fantasia of the Unconscious Reflections on the Death of a Porcupine and other essays Apocalypse and the Writings on Revelation The Savage Pilgrimage – A Biography, by Catherine Carswell

The Best of D. H. Lawrence

By D. H. Lawrence
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : EAN:4057664109866
  • Total of Pages : 4382
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 296
  • Pdf File: the-best-of-d-h-lawrence.pdf

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e-artnow presents to you this unique collection with carefully picked out novels, short stories, poems, plays, travel books and essays of the great D. H. Lawrence. Table of Contents: Novels: The White Peacock The Trespasser Sons and Lovers The Rainbow Women in Love The Lost Girl Aaron's Rod Kangaroo The Ladybird The Fox The Captain's Doll Short Stories: The Prussian Officer and Other Stories The Prussian Officer The Thorn in the Flesh Daughters of the Vicar A Fragment of Stained Glass The Shades of Spring Second Best The Shadow in the Rose Garden Goose Fair The White Stocking A Sick Collier The Christening Odour of Chrysanthemums England, My England and Other Stories: England, My England Tickets, Please The Blind Man Monkey Nuts Wintry Peacock You Touched Me Samson and Delilah The Primrose Path The Horse Dealer's Daughter Fanny And Annie Poetry: Love Poems and others: Wedding Morn Kisses in the Train Cruelty and Love Cherry Robbers Lilies in the Fire Coldness in Love End of another Home-Holiday Reminder Bei Hennef Lightning Song-Day in Autumn Aware A Pang of Reminiscence A White Blossom Red Moon-Rise Return The Appeal Repulsed Dream-Confused Corot Morning Work Transformations Renascence Dog-Tired Michael-Angelo Violets Whether or Not A Collier's Wife The Drained Cup A Snowy Day in School The Best of School Afternoon in School Amores: Tease The Wild Common Study Discord in Childhood Virgin Youth Monologue of a Mother In a Boat Week-night Service Irony Dreams Old Dreams Nascent A Winter's Tale Epilogue A Baby Running Barefoot Discipline Scent of Irises The Prophet Last Words to Miriam Mystery Patience Ballad of Another Ophelia Restlessness A Baby Asleep After Pain Anxiety The Punisher The End The Bride The Virgin Mother At the Window Drunk Sorrow Dolor of Autumn… Look! We have come through! New Poems Bay: A Book of Poems Tortoises Birds, Beasts and Flowers Plays: The Daughter-in-Law The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd Touch and Go Travel Books: Twilight in Italy and Other Essays Sea and Sardinia Literary Essays: Study of Thomas Hardy and other essays Studies in Classic American Literature

The Complete Novels

By D. H. Lawrence
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : EAN:4064066052157
  • Total of Pages : 4364
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 278
  • Pdf File: the-complete-novels.pdf

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D. H. Lawrence is best known for his novels Sons and Lovers, The Rainbow, Women in Love and Lady Chatterley's Lover. In these books, Lawrence explores the possibilities for life within an industrial setting. In particular Lawrence is concerned with the nature of relationships that can be had within such a setting. Though often classed as a realist, Lawrence in fact uses his characters to give form to his personal philosophy. His depiction of sexuality, though seen as shocking when his work was first published in the early 20th century, has its roots in this highly personal way of thinking and being. In his later years Lawrence developed the potentialities of the short novel form in The Ladybird, The Fox, The Captain's Doll, St Mawr, The Virgin and the Gypsy and The Escaped Cock. Table of Contents: The White Peacock The Trespasser Sons and Lovers The Rainbow Women in Love The Lost Girl Aaron's Rod Kangaroo The Boy in the Bush The Plumed Serpent Lady Chatterley's Lover The Man Who Died (The Escaped Cock) The Ladybird The Fox The Captain's Doll St Mawr The Virgin and the Gypsy The Savage Pilgrimage – A Biography, by Catherine Carswell

Delphi Complete Works of John Steinbeck (Illustrated)

By John Steinbeck
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  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Book Code : 1788779754
  • Total of Pages : 3714
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 878
  • Pdf File: delphi-complete-works-of-john-steinbeck.pdf

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A giant of American literature, John Steinbeck is celebrated for his naturalistic novels with proletarian themes. His magnum opus ‘The Grapes of Wrath’ (1939), which epitomises the harrowing events of the Great Depression era, stirred widespread sympathy for the plight of migrant workers. Many of Steinbeck's works are set in the Salinas Valley of his childhood and they frequently explore themes of fate and the injustices suffered by their everyman protagonists. Fashioned with rich symbolic structures, they convey archetypal qualities in enduring characters, winning for Steinbeck the 1962 Nobel Prize for Literature. For the first time in literature, this eBook presents John Steinbeck’s complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, detailed introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Steinbeck’s life and works * Detailed introductions to the major texts * All 16 novels, with individual contents tables * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * All of the story collections * Features the rare short story ‘How Mr. Hogan Robbed a Bank’, appearing for the first time in digital publishing * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories * Easily locate the short stories you want to read * Includes Steinbeck’s rare non-fiction books * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and genres Please note: ‘The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights’ and several other minor posthumous works cannot appear in the collection due to copyright restrictions. Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels and Novellas Cup of Gold The Red Pony To a God Unknown Tortilla Flat In Dubious Battle Of Mice and Men The Grapes of Wrath The Moon Is Down Cannery Row The Wayward Bus The Pearl Burning Bright East of Eden Sweet Thursday The Short Reign of Pippin IV: A Fabrication The Winter of Our Discontent The Shorter Fiction The Pastures of Heaven The Long Valley How Mr. Hogan Robbed a Bank The Short Stories List of Short Stories in Chronological Order List of Short Stories in Alphabetical Order The Non-Fiction The Harvest Gypsies Bombs Away A Russian Journal The Log from the Sea of Cortez Once There Was a War Travels with Charley America and Americans Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

The Lost World

By Arthur Conan Doyle
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  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Book Code : 818430546X
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  • Category : Fiction
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King Solomon's Mines' was published in 1885. It is a popular novel by the Victorian adventure writer and fabulist Sir H. Rider Haggard. It is about a search of an unexplored region of Africa by a group of adventurers led by Allan Quatermain for the missing brother of one of the party. It is the first English adventure novel set in Africa, and is considered to be the genesis of the Lost World literary genre.