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Red Comet

By Heather Clark
  • ISBN Code: : 0307961176
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 1184
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography • “One of the most beautiful biographies I've ever read." —Glennon Doyle, author of #1 New York Times Bestseller, Untamed The highly anticipated biography of Sylvia Plath that focuses on her remarkable literary and intellectual achievements, while restoring the woman behind the long-held myths about her life and art. With a wealth of never-before-accessed materials, Heather Clark brings to life the brilliant Sylvia Plath, who had precocious poetic ambition and was an accomplished published writer—even before she became a star at Smith College. Refusing to read Plath’s work as if her every act was a harbinger of her tragic fate, Clark considers the sociopolitical context as she thoroughly explores Plath’s world: her early relationships and determination not to become a conventional woman and wife; her troubles with an unenlightened mental health industry; her Cambridge years and thunderclap meeting with Ted Hughes; and much more. Clark’s clear-eyed portraits of Hughes, his lover Assia Wevill, and other demonized players in the arena of Plath’s suicide promote a deeper understanding of her final days. Along with illuminating readings of the poems themselves, Clark’s meticulous, compassionate research brings us closer than ever to the spirited woman and visionary artist who blazed a trail that still lights the way for women poets the world over.

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"This is a rare thing: an original, intelligent novel that’s not just a perfect summer beach read, but one that deserves serious awards consideration as well. Put down your phone and pick it up… A major accomplishment.” —Kirkus (starred) From the co-creator of How I Met Your Mother, a hilarious and thought-provoking debut novel set in New York City, following a sprawling cast of characters as they navigate life, love, loss, ambition, and spirituality—without ever looking up from their phones. It’s the summer of 2015, and Alice Quick needs to get to work. She’s twenty-eight years old, grieving her mother, barely scraping by as a nanny, and freshly kicked out of her apartment. If she can just get her act together and sign up for the MCAT, she can start chasing her dream of becoming a doctor . . . but in the Age of Distraction, the distractions are so distracting. There’s her tech millionaire brother’s religious awakening. His picture-perfect wife’s emotional breakdown. Her chaotic new roommate’s thirst for adventure. And, of course, there’s the biggest distraction of all: Love. From within the story of one summer in one woman’s life, an epic tale is unearthed, spanning continents and featuring a tapestry of characters tied to one another by threads both seen and unseen. Filled with all the warmth, humor, and heart that gained How I Met Your Mother its cult following, The Mutual Friend captures in sparkling detail the chaos of contemporary life, a life lived simultaneously in two different worlds—the physical one and the one behind our screens—and reveals how connected we all truly are.

Noir: A Collection of Crime Comics

By Ed Brubaker,Jeff Lemire,Brian Azzarello,Paul Grist
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  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • Book Code : 1506716873
  • Total of Pages : 104
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 735
  • Pdf File: noir.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Murder, passion, and criminal enterprise are presented here at their darkest, directly from the most talented writers and artists in crime comics! In these thirteen pitch-black noir stories, you'll find deadly conmen and embittered detectives converging on femme fatales and accidental murderers, all presented in sharp black and white by masters of the craft. Featuring stories by Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips, and many more of crime comics' top talent!

Revelation

By
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  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Book Code : 0857861018
  • Total of Pages : 64
  • Category : Bibles
  • Members : 724
  • Pdf File: revelation.pdf

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The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self.

Ariel

By Sylvia Plath
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  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Book Code : 0571259464
  • Total of Pages : 96
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 796
  • Pdf File: ariel.pdf

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The poems in Sylvia Plath's Ariel, including many of her best-known such as 'Lady Lazarus', 'Daddy', 'Edge' and 'Paralytic', were all written between the publication in 1960 of Plath's first book, The Colossus, and her death in 1963. 'If the poems are despairing, vengeful and destructive, they are at the same time tender, open to things, and also unusually clever, sardonic, hardminded . . . They are works of great artistic purity and, despite all the nihilism, great generosity . . . the book is a major literary event.' A. Alvarez in the Observer This beautifully designed edition forms part of a series with five other cherished poets, including Wendy Cope, Don Paterson, Philip Larkin, Simon Armitage and Alice Oswald.

Stormy

By Wayne Greenough
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  • Publisher : Devine Destinies
  • Book Code : 1771111305
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 707
  • Pdf File: stormy.pdf

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Stormy knows the Phantom of Space always rescues people in need of help. Well, she can certainly pretend to have an emergency by fiddling with the marble-sized atomic pile in her scoutship. But things happen. The faked emergency becomes a real emergency. Her little ship is about to blow up. Where is the Phantom, the man she now knows she loves? Will he arrive in time to save her, or will she become nothing but star particles?

Harlequin American Romance December 2015 Box Set

By Linda Warren,Marie Ferrarella,Barbara White Daille,Mary Leo
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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 1459293797
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 256
  • Pdf File: harlequin-american-romance-december-2015-box-set.pdf

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Harlequin American Romance brings you four new all-American romances for one great price, available now! This box set includes: TEXAS REBELS: QUINCY Texas Rebels • by Linda Warren Jenny Walker was his brother's high school sweetheart…and therefore off -limits to Quincy Rebel. But the time has come to admit his feelings to her. Will Quincy risk family loyalty for the woman he loves? HER MISTLETOE COWBOY Forever, Texas • by Marie Ferrarella When journalist Kimberly Lee is injured while working on a story on The Healing Ranch, Garrett White Eagle takes her in. But the rancher and the writer soon find that wounds old and new might just heal in time for Christmas… THE LAWMAN'S CHRISTMAS PROPOSAL The Hitching Post Hotel • by Barbara White Daille Big-city cop Mitch Weston and single mom Andi Price reluctantly agree to a pretend engagement for the holidays. But when the time comes to "break up," Andi discovers she wants the fake relationship to be real. A CHRISTMAS WEDDING FOR THE COWBOY by Mary Leo When bronc rider Carson Grant gets dumped by his fiancée only weeks before his Christmas nuptials, wedding planner Zoe Smart is happy to step in—as the bride! But is their relationship jinxed from the start? If you love small towns and cowboys, watch out for 4 new Harlequin American Romance titles every month! Romance the all-American way!

Chivalry in Westeros

By Carol Parrish Jamison
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476633169
  • Total of Pages : 217
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 408
  • Pdf File: chivalry-in-westeros.pdf

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George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire has sparked a renewed interest in things medieval. The pseudo-historical world of Westeros delights casual fans while offering a rich new perspective for medievalists and scholars. This study explores how Martin crafts a chivalric code that intersects with and illuminates well known medieval texts, including both romance and heroic epics. Through characters such as Brienne of Tarth, Sandor Clegane and Jaime Lannister, Martin variously challenges, upholds and deconstructs chivalry as depicted in the literature of the Middle Ages.

Apocalypse and Millennium in English Romantic Poetry

By Morton D. Paley
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  • Publisher : Clarendon Press
  • Book Code : 0191584681
  • Total of Pages : 334
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 699
  • Pdf File: apocalypse-and-millennium-in-english-romantic-poetry.pdf

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The interrelationship of the ideas of apocalypse and millennium is a dominant concern of British Romanticism. The Book of Revelation provides a model of history in which apocalypse is followed by millennium, but in their various ways the major Romantic poets - Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Keats, and Shelley - question and even at times undermine the possibility of a successful secularization of this model. No matter how confidently the sequence of apocalypse and millennium seems to be affirmed in some of the major works of the period, the issue is always in doubt: the fear that millennium may not ensue emerges as a significant, if often repressed, theme in the great works of the period. Related to it is the tension in Romantic poetry between conflicting models of history itself: history as teleology, developing towards end time and millennium, and history as purposeless cycle. This subject-matter is traced through a selection of works by the major poets, partly through an exposition of their underlying intellectual traditions, and partly through a close examination of the poems themselves.

Vistas in Astronomy

By Arthur Beer
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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Book Code : 1483223701
  • Total of Pages : 542
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 543
  • Pdf File: vistas-in-astronomy.pdf

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Vistas in Astronomy, Volume 2 covers the spectacular and interesting developments in the field of astronomy. This volume is organized into six parts encompassing 59 chapters that specifically explore solar-terrestrial relations, geophysics, planetary system, stellar astronomy, photometry, and spectroscopy. The first part deals with the events in the ionosphere, the absorption of radio waves in the ionosphere, solar flares, and cosmic rays. The second part reviews the geophysical aspects of astronomy, particularly Earth's atmosphere, the ozone layer, and the morphology of geomagnetic storms and bays. The third part examines the status of planetary system research concerning the minor planets, comets, and meteors, while the fourth part highlights research works on stars. The last two parts are devoted to the application of photometry and spectroscopy in delineating certain aspects of astronomy, including galactic cluster, eclipse, and stellar temperatures and luminosity. This book will be of value to astronomers, astrophysicists, geophysicists, and workers and researchers in the allied fields.

The Beast Under the Wizard's Bridge

By Brad Strickland,John Bellairs
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 110165967X
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 137
  • Pdf File: the-beast-under-the-wizard-s-bridge.pdf

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What is it about the old Wilder Creek Bridge that makes Lewis Barnavelt so curious-and so afraid? When Lewis and his best friend Rose Rita Pottinger set out to explore the bridge and the deserted farm nearby, they discover shocking secrets—and a horrifying monster. Even Lewis's Uncle Jonathan and the magical Mrs. Zimmermann may not be able to vanquish this ferocious creature! "[Strickland's] characters ring true in this entertaining page-turner that will captivate readers." —VOYA "A wonderful blend of mystery, adventure, ghosts, and friendship." —School Library Journal

The Supervillain and Me

By Danielle Banas
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  • Publisher : Swoon Reads
  • Book Code : 1250154340
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 846
  • Pdf File: the-supervillain-and-me.pdf

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As witty as it is heartpounding, this fresh take on the beloved superhero genre is all about finding your own way to shine even when it seems everyone else around you is, well... super. Never trust a guy in spandex. In Abby Hamilton’s world, superheroes do more than just stop crime and save cats stuck in trees—they also drink milk straight from the carton and hog the television remote. Abby’s older brother moonlights as the famous Red Comet, but without powers of her own, following in his footsteps has never crossed her mind. That is, until the city’s newest vigilante comes bursting into her life. After saving Abby from an attempted mugging, Morriston’s fledgling supervillain Iron Phantom convinces her that he’s not as evil as everyone says, and that their city is under a vicious new threat. As Abby follows him deeper into their city’s darkest secrets, she comes to learn that heroes can’t always be trusted, and sometimes it’s the good guys who wear black. Chosen by readers like you for Macmillan's young adult imprint Swoon Reads, The Supervillain and Me is a hilarious, sweet, and action-packed novel by debut author Danielle Banas that proves no one is perfect, not even superheroes. Praise for The Supervillain and Me: "Get ready for a wild ride in this zany, high-action thriller." —Booklist "Banas adeptly keeps readers guessing about Iron Phantom’s identity and provides plenty of romantic tension, which will satisfy even die-hard fans of the genre." —School Library Journal "Hilarious ... A zany, action-packed adventure." —VOYA

The Bloomsbury Handbook to Sylvia Plath

By Anita Helle,Amanda Golden,Maeve O'Brien
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1350119245
  • Total of Pages : 392
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 963
  • Pdf File: the-bloomsbury-handbook-to-sylvia-plath.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Sylvia Plath is one of the most widely recognised and inspiring poets of the 20th century. With chapters written by more than 25 leading and emerging international scholars this is the most up-to-date and in-depth reference guide to 21st century scholarship on her life and work. The Bloomsbury Handbook to Sylvia Plath covers the full range of contemporary scholarship on Plath's work, including such topics as: · New insights from the publication of Plath's letters · Current scholarly perspectives: feminist and gender studies, race, medical humanities and ecocriticism · Plath's poetry, the major novel, The Bell Jar, and Plath's writing for children · Plath's literary contexts, from Ovid and Robert Lowell to Ted Hughes, Doris Lessing and Stevie Smith · Plath's broadcasting work for the BBC The book also includes a substantial annotated bibliography of key primary and secondary writing by and on the author.