Download E-books Look Homeward, Angel PDF

By Thomas Wolfe

The astonishing, history-making first novel a few younger man’s coming of age by means of literary legend Thomas Wolfe, first released in 1929 and lengthy thought of a vintage of 20th century literature.

A mythical writer on par with William Faulkner and Flannery O’Connor, Thomas Wolfe released Look Homeward, Angel, his first novel, a few younger man’s burning wish to go away his small city and tumultuous relatives looking for a greater lifestyles, in 1929. It gave the area facts of his genius and introduced a robust legacy.

The novel follows the trajectory of Eugene Gant, a super and stressed younger guy whose wanderlust and fervour form his adolescent years in rural North Carolina. Wolfe stated that Look Homeward, Angel is “a ebook made from my life,” and his principally autobiographical tale in regards to the quest for a better highbrow lifestyles has resonated with and motivated generations of readers, together with a few of today’s most crucial novelists. wealthy with lyrical prose and vibrant characterizations, this twentieth-century American vintage will catch the hearts and imaginations of each reader.

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Download E-books Re-imagining the 'Dark Continent' in fin de siécle Literature: Re-imagining the 'Dark Continent' in fin de siècle Literature (Edinburgh Critical Studies in Victorian Culture) PDF

By Robbie McLaughlan

Maps the fin de siècle challenge to open up the 'Dark Continent.' even though nineteenth-century map-makers imposed topographic definition upon a perceived geographical void, writers of event fiction, and different colonial writers, endured to nourish the belief of a cartographic absence of their paintings. This research explores the results of this epistemological blankness in fin de siècle literature, and its effect upon early Modernist tradition, during the rising self-discipline of psychoanalysis and the debt that Freud owed to African exploration. The chapters study: representations of Black Africa in missionary writing and Rider Haggard's narratives on Africa; cartographic culture in Conrad's Heart of Darkness and Jung's Memories, goals, Reflections; and mesmeric fiction, corresponding to Richard Marsh's The Beetle, Robert Buchanan's The Charlatan and George du Maurier's Trilby. As Robbie McLaughlan demonstrates, it was once the past due Victorian 'best-seller' which merged an arcane imperative African imagery with an curiosity in psychic phenomena.

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Download E-books A Guide to Hellenistic Literature PDF

This publication is a consultant to the terribly assorted literature of the Hellenistic interval.

  • A advisor to the literature of the Hellenistic age, from the dying of Alexander the good in 323 BCE to the conflict of Actium in 31 BC
  • Provides overviews of the social, political, highbrow and literary old contexts within which Hellenistic literature used to be produced
  • Introduces the most important writers and genres of the period
  • Provides information regarding type, meter and languages to assist readers without past wisdom of the language in realizing technical facets of literary Greek
  • Distinctive in its insurance of present matters in Hellenistic feedback, together with viewers reception, the political and social history, and Hellenistic theories of literature

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Download E-books Happy Any Day Now PDF

By Toby Devens

Every 5 years my mom had her fortune learn through Lulu Cho, proprietor of the Golden Lotus therapeutic massage membership for males. Now it used to be my flip. And Lulu expected one typhoon of a destiny for me!

Judith Soo Jin Raphael’s youth used to be formed via her hardworking immigrant mom, her father who left them, and her struggles to slot in as a half-Korean, half-Jewish child in a tricky city local. yet tune classes gave her a goal and fervour. Now, as Judith’s 50th birthday nears, she has lucrative paintings as a cellist with the Maryland Philharmonic, an enthusiastic if uncommitted lover, and a unusual yet shut dating along with her mother.

Then chaos moves: Judith’s old flame, who dumped her many years in the past, returns to dazzle her together with his golden pedigree and great occupation. Her long-absent father arrives abruptly with a snazzy vehicle and a con man’s patter, turning her mom right into a love-struck flirt whom Judith slightly acknowledges. All this whereas her mentor on the orchestra falls heavily ailing. No ask yourself Judith develops a paralyzing case of degree fright.

Judith unearths herself feeling—and occasionally acting—slightly unhinged, yet she’s confident that happiness will arrive any day now. She’s simply bought to carry on tight in this midlife shake-up...and declare the prize that existence definitely has in shop for her.

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Download E-books Shakespeare and the Dawn of Modern Science PDF

By Peter D. Usher

In Shakespeare and the sunrise of contemporary technological know-how, popular astronomy professional Peter Usher expands upon his allegorical interpretation of Hamlet and analyzes 4 extra performs, Love's Labour's misplaced, Cymbeline, The service provider of Venice, and The Winter's story. With painstaking thoroughness, he dissects the performs and divulges that, opposite to present trust, Shakespeare used to be good conscious of the clinical revolutions of his time. additionally, Shakespeare imbeds within the allegorical subtext info at the appearances of the sunlight, Moon, planets, and stars that he couldn't have recognized with out telescopic reduction, but those performs seemed coeval with or ahead of the generally authorised date of 1610 for the discovery and primary use of the astronomical telescope. Dr. Usher argues that an early telescope, the so-called standpoint glass, used to be the most likely ability for the purchase of those info. This machine used to be invented via the mathematician Leonard Digges, whose grandson of an analogous identify contributed poems to the 1st and moment Folio variants of Shakespeare's performs. Shakespeare and the sunrise of recent technology is a vital addition to literature, historical past, and technology collections in addition to to non-public libraries.

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Download E-books Reason and Imagination in Chaucer, the Perle-poet, and the Cloud-author: Seeing from the Center (The New Middle Ages) PDF

This assortment makes the compelling argument that Chaucer, the Perle -poet, and The Cloud of Unknowing writer, exploited analogue and metaphor for marking out the pedagogical hole among technological know-how and the mind's eye. the following, revered individuals upload definition to arguments that experience our cognizance and energies within the twenty-first century.

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Download E-books By Nightfall: A Novel PDF

By Michael Cunningham

A New York Times Bestseller

Peter and Rebecca Harris, midforties, are wealthy denizens of new york. he is an paintings broker, she's an editor. They reside good. they've got their troubles―their ebbing passions, their wayward daughter, and likely doubts approximately their careers―but they believe as if they are chuffed. satisfied adequate. until eventually Rebecca's a lot more youthful, look-alike brother, Ethan (known within the relatives as Mizzy, brief for the Mistake), involves stopover at. And after he arrives, not anything will ever be an identical again.

This poetic and compelling masterpiece is a heartbreaking examine a wedding and how we now dwell. packed with shocks and aftershocks, By Nightfall is a singular concerning the makes use of and that means of attractiveness, and where of affection in our lives.

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Download E-books Petrarch: A Critical Guide to the Complete Works PDF

Although Francesco Petrarca (1304–74) is better recognized this day for cementing the sonnet’s position in literary historical past, he was once additionally a thinker, historian, orator, and one of many leading classical students of his age. Petrarch: A serious advisor to the entire Works is the one complete, single-volume resource to which anyone—scholar, pupil, or common reader—can flip for info on each one of Petrarch’s works, its position within the poet’s oeuvre, and a serious exposition of its defining features.
            a worldly yet available guide that illuminates Petrarch’s love of  classical tradition, his religious Christianity, his public star, and his fight for internal peace, this encyclopedic quantity covers either Petrarch’s Italian and Latin writings and many of the genres during which he excelled: poem, tract, discussion, oration, and letter. A biographical advent and chronology anchor the e-book, making Petrarch an priceless source for experts in Italian, comparative literature, heritage, classics, spiritual reviews, the center a while, and the Renaissance.

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Download E-books Fatal Bargain (The Vampire's Promise, Book 3) PDF

By Caroline B. Cooney

Trapped by way of a vampire in an attic tower, six acquaintances are pressured to make a deadly choice.
There is a creepy, shuttered attic tower within the town's run-down, outdated, deserted mansion, and it's the precise position to have a spooky occasion. not less than, that's what Randy thinks whilst he invitations his 5 buddies for an evening of frightening enjoyable. however the evening will get extra terrifying than an individual expected while Roxanne feels an extended sharp fingernail brushing her naked neck, without one close to sufficient to the touch her. Then Randy sees a shadow gathering—a cape with no individual within. Lacey instantly senses the presence of a vampire within the tower. She doesn't know how, yet she is aware it in her bones, in her soul, as though from one other existence in an old time: Vampire. within the chilling finale to Caroline B. Cooney's Vampire's Promise trilogy, six buddies are trapped in a nightmare, and are compelled to make a poor selection. in simple terms 5 could leave—and one needs to remain in the back of to stand the vampire alone.

This booklet positive factors an illustrated biography of Caroline B. Cooney together with infrequent pictures and never-before-seen files from the author's own assortment.

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