Download E-books Fever and Spear (Your Face Tomorrow, Book 1) PDF

By Javier Marías

A bold masterwork via Javier Marias: "Spain's so much refined and proficient writer." (The Boston Globe)Part undercover agent novel, half romance, half Henry James, Your Face the following day is a totally outstanding demonstrate of the great presents of Javier Marias. With Fever and Spear, quantity one in all his unfolding novel Your Face the next day, he returns us to the rarified international of Oxford (the pleasant environment of All Souls and darkish again of Time), whereas introducing us to territory fullyyt new—espionage.

Our hero, Jaime Deza, separated from his spouse in Madrid, is a piece adrift in London until eventually his previous pal Sir Peter Wheeler—retired Oxford don and semi-retired grasp spy—recruits him for a brand new occupation in British Intelligence. Deza possesses a unprecedented present for seeing at the back of the mask humans put on. he's quickly gazing interviews carried out by means of Her Majesty's mystery provider: variously shady foreign businessmen someday, would-be coup leaders the subsequent. Seductively, this metaphysical mystery explores prior, current, and destiny within the ever-more-perilous twenty first century. This compelling and enigmatic travel de strength from one among Europe's maximum writers keeps with quantity , Dance and Dream.

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Download E-books Nightwoods: A Novel PDF

By Charles Frazier

Charles Frazier, the acclaimed writer of Cold Mountain and 13 Moons, returns with a stunning novel set in small-town North Carolina within the early Nineteen Sixties. along with his tremendous portrait of Luce, a tender lady who inherits her murdered sister’s afflicted twins, Frazier has created his such a lot memorable heroine. sooner than the youngsters, Luce used to be content material with the reimbursements of the wealthy Appalachian panorama, picking to reside except the small neighborhood round her. however the coming of the youngsters adjustments every thing, cracking open her solitary existence in tough, hopeful, harmful methods. In a lean, tight narrative, Nightwoods resonates with the timelessness of a superb paintings of art.
“Impossible to shake.”—Entertainment Weekly
“Fantastic.”—The Washington Post
“Astute and compassionate.”—The Boston Globe

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Download E-books Sunset Park: A Novel PDF

By Paul Auster

A New York Times Bestseller

From the bestselling writer of Invisible and The ny Trilogy comes a brand new novel set in the course of the 2008 monetary cave in. Sunset Park opens with twenty-eight-year-old Miles Heller trashing out foreclosed homes in Florida, the most recent cease in his flight around the kingdom. while Miles falls in love with Pilar Sanchez, he reveals himself fleeing once more, going again to long island, the place his family members nonetheless lives, and into an deserted condo of younger squatters in sundown Park, Brooklyn. Woven jointly from numerous issues of view―that of Miles's father, an self sufficient ebook writer attempting to remain afloat, Miles's mom, a celebrated actress getting ready her go back to the recent York degree, and a number of the women and men who reside within the house―"Auster turns out to hold all of humanity within him" (Jan Stuart, The Boston Globe).

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Download E-books A Son of the Circus (Ballantine Reader's Circle) PDF

By John Irving

--The Boston Globe
"Dr. Farrokh Daruwalla, reared in Bombay via maverick foes of culture, trained in Vienna, married to an Austrian and lengthy a resident of Toronto, is a 59-year-old and not using a state, tradition or faith to name his own....The novel is probably not 'about' India, yet Irving's imagined India, which Daruwalla visits periodically, is a extraordinary achievement--a pandemonium of servants and clubmen, dwarf clowns and transvestite whores, missionaries and picture stars. it is a land of full of life colliding egos, of recent media clashing with old cultures, of damaged sexual boundaries."
--New York Newsday
"HIS such a lot bold AND so much shiny NOVEL...The tale of circus-as-India is advised with gusto and pleasant irreverence."
--Bharati Mukherjee
The Washington publish booklet World
"Ringmaster Irving introduces act after act, until eventually 3 (or extra) jewelry are awhirl at a lunatic pace....[He] spills characters from his mind's eye as agilely as unbelievable numbers of clowns pile out of a tiny car....His Bombay and his Indian characters are brilliant and convincing."
--The Wall highway Journal
"IRRESISTIBLE...POWERFUL...Irving's present for discussion shines."
--Chicago Tribune

From the Paperback edition.

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Download E-books Bend Sinister PDF

By Vladimir Nabokov

The 1st novel Nabokov wrote whereas residing in the United States and the main openly political novel he ever wrote, Bend Sinister is a contemporary classic.  While it truly is packed with veiled puns and usually pleasant wordplay, it truly is, in the beginning, a haunting and compelling narrative a few civilized guy stuck within the tyranny of a police nation. it truly is initially a compelling narrative a couple of civilized guy and his baby stuck up within the tyranny of a police state.  Professor Adam Krug, the country's prime thinker, deals the single wish of resistance to Paduk, dictator and chief of the social gathering of the common Man.  In a folly of bureaucratic bungling and ineptitude, the govt makes an attempt to co-opt Krug's aid so one can validate the recent regime.

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Download E-books Pollution and Crisis in Greek Tragedy PDF

By Fabian Meinel

Toxins is ubiquitous in Greek tragedy: matricidal Orestes seeks purification at Apollo's shrine in Delphi; carrion from Polyneices' unburied corpse fills the altars of Thebes; delirious Phaedra suffers from a 'pollution of the mind'. This ebook undertakes the 1st targeted research of the real function which pollutants and its opposite numbers - purity and purification - play in tragedy. It argues that pollutants is relevant within the negotiation of tragic crises, pleasant a various array of features via advantage of its features and institutions, from making experience of adversity to configuring civic identification within the come upon of self and different. whereas essentially a literary research delivering shut readings of a number of key performs, the booklet additionally presents very important new views on pollutants. it is going to entice a wide variety of students and scholars not just in classics and literary experiences, but in addition within the examine of religions and anthropology.

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Download E-books Vernon Downs PDF

By Jaime Clarke

Charlie Martens is determined for balance in an in a different way peripatetic existence. An explosion that killed his mom and dad whilst he used to be younger robbed him of normalcy and he used to be shuttled from relative to relative, left by myself to decipher the area he encountered with a view to cobble jointly a solution as to how he could stay. Ever the outcast, Charlie acknowledges in Olivia, a global pupil from London, the feel of otherness he feels and their courting turns out to vow salvation. but if Olivia abandons him, his determined brain fixates on her favourite author, Vernon Downs, who turns into a logo for reunion with Olivia. Charlie's quest takes him from Phoenix to big apple urban and while probability brings him into proximity to Vernon Downs, he fast ingratiates himself into Downs's international. Proximity invitations yes temptations, even though, and it's not lengthy sooner than Charlie strikes dangerously from fandom to apprentice to outright ownership.

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Download E-books The Wild Ass's Skin (Oxford World's Classics) PDF

By Honoré de Balzac

The 1st new English translation for greater than 35 years of Balzac's awesome The Wild Ass's Skin, it's also the 1st version in English to incorporate Balzac's unique Preface of 1831. This novel has been freshly translated via Helen Constantine, who captures Balzac's stylistic power and enthusiasm. Patrick Coleman's wide-ranging creation considers the a number of views of the radical, its conceptualization of ancient switch, and its satirical statement on modern society. His wide notes make clear Balzac's many allusions to the tradition and society of his time. The e-book additionally contains an updated bibliography and necessary map of Paris in 1830.

About the Series: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the broadest spectrum of literature from all over the world. every one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, supplying the main exact textual content plus a wealth of different helpful positive aspects, together with professional introductions via best specialists, voluminous notes to elucidate the textual content, updated bibliographies for additional examine, and masses more.

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Download E-books The Wildfire Season: A Novel PDF

By Andrew Pyper

After part his physique used to be burned in a woodland fireplace, Miles McEwan left his lifestyles at the back of and moved to the main distant position he may perhaps locate, a bit village within the Yukon referred to as Ross River. he is sitting at his traditional spot within the town's one bar as life-changing forces process from contrary aspects: one is a wooded area hearth, set with the flick of a fit; the opposite is his former female friend, who after 5 years of looking has tracked him down, bringing along with her a daughter Miles did not be aware of he had. As head of the town's firefighters, Miles needs to confront the hearth, discover a killer, and shield his newfound relations. Andrew Pyper's bright, panoramic tale encompasses the sizeable desert of the Yukon, as malevolent forces of nature and guy converge on Ross River, during this "brilliant melding of poser, suspense, survival, and the supernatural" (The Vancouver Sun).

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Download E-books Why Victorian Literature Still Matters (Blackwell Manifestos) PDF

By Philip J. Davis

Why Victorian Literature nonetheless Matters is a passionate safety of Victorian literature’s enduring effect and significance for readers attracted to the connection among literature and lifestyles, examining and pondering. * Explores the prominence of Victorian literature for modern readers and teachers, during the author’s distinct perception into why it truly is nonetheless vital this present day* offers new frames of interpretation for key Victorian works of literature and shut readings of vital texts* Argues for a brand new engagement with Victorian literature, from normal readers and students alike* Seeks to take away Victorian literature from an entrenched set of values, traditions and views - demonstrating how very important and resonant it really is for contemporary literary and cultural research

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