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Children of Darkness and Light
Nicholas Mosley
1564781518
July 1997
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From Library Journal
A hard-drinking, womanizing journalist is sent to cover a story about the possible sighting of the Virgin Mary by a group of children in the northern English town of Cumbria, also the site of a nuclear power plant. The story echoes to an earlier one he covered in Yugoslavia, where another sighting of the Virgin Mary occurred in an area of possible nuclear contamination. Plagued by a disintegrating marriage, an alienated son, and a foundering career, the reporter sets off to investigate the story. Cumbria turns out to be a very strange place. His arrival has been expected even though he hasn't phoned ahead. People don't seem to hear or understand him when he talks to them. A boy metamorphoses into a twin and then a triplet. Are these phenomena manifestations of faith or the effects of radioactivity? Best known for...


She (Oxford World's Classics)

0192835505


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Book Review
Ayesha is She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed, a 2,000-year-old queen who rules a fabled lost city deep in a maze of African caverns. She has the occult wisdom of Isis, the eternal youth and beauty of Aphrodite, and the violent appetite of a lamia. Like A. Conan Doyle's Lost World, She is one of those magnificent Victorian yarns about an expedition to a far-off locale shadowed by magic, mystery, and death.

Tim Stout writes, in Horror: 100 Best Books, "As the plot takes hold one has the fancy that [Ayesha] had always existed, in some dark dimension of the imagination, and that [H. Rider] Haggard was the fortunate author to whom she chose to reveal herself." Haggard did, in fact, write this book in a six-week burst of feverish inspiration: "It came faster than my poor aching hand could set it ...



The Moonstone (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Wilkie Collins
159308322X
August 2005
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Utopia (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Thomas More
1593083696
November 2005
Hardcover
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British Literature
Jeffrey Copeland
0026354349
Jan 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
Glencoe Literature is a powerful blend of classic and contemporary literature to engage and motivate your students. Integrated reading, writing and language arts skills instruction address the demands of your curriculum. A full range of assessment tools is designed for flexibility and ease of use.


The Dramatic Works of Samuel Beckett : Volume III of The Grove Centenary Editions (Works of Samuel Beckett the Grove Centenary Editions)
Samuel Beckett, et al
0802118194
March 28, 2006
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Book Description
Edited by Paul Auster, this four–volume set of Beckett's canon has been designed by award winner Laura Lindgren. Available individually, as well as in a boxed set, the four hardcover volumes have been specially bound with covers featuring images central to Beckett's works. Typographical errors that remained uncorrected in the various prior editions have now been corrected in consultation with Beckett scholars C. J. Ackerley and S. E. Gontarski.

"I am always deeply puzzled when people say of Beckett, 'Oh, he's so difficult!'–or avant garde, or complex, or . . . ambiguous. It is the profoundest nonsense, for Beckett is perhaps the most naturalistic playwright I know of, as well as the clearest and least obscure. The 'obscurity' resides in the assumption of obscurity. I know that if Beckett's outdoor...


British and Western Literature
McGraw-Hill Companies
0070098212
Dec 1985
Hardcover
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Card catalog description
A thematically arranged anthology of poems, short stories, plays, and novellas from western literature for the twelfth-grade reader.


Utopia (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Thomas More
1593082444
May 2005
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Seven Pillars of Wisdom : A Triumph
T.E. Lawrence
0385418957
June 1, 1991
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Book Review
This is the exciting and highly literate story of the real Lawrence of Arabia, as written by Lawrence himself, who helped unify Arab factions against the occupying Turkish army, circa World War I. Lawrence has a novelist's eye for detail, a poet's command of the language, an adventurer's heart, a soldier's great story, and his memory and intellect are at least as good as all those. Lawrence describes the famous guerrilla raids, and train bombings you know from the movie, but also tells of the Arab people and politics with great penetration. Moreover, he is witty, always aware of the ethical tightrope that the English walked in the Middle East and always willing to include himself in his own withering insight.

Book Description
The monumental work that assured T.E. Lawrence's place...


Prentice Hall Writing and Grammar
Not Available
0130434922
June 2001
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The Poems, Short Fiction, and Criticism of Samuel Beckett : Volume IV of The Grove Centenary Editions
Samuel Beckett, et al
0802118208
March 28, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Edited by Paul Auster, this four–volume hardcover set of Beckett's canon has been designed by award-winner Laura Lindgren. Available individually, as well as in a boxed set, these books are specially bound with covers featuring images central to Beckett's works. Typographical errors that remained uncorrected in the various prior editions have now been corrected in consultation with Beckett scholars C. J. Ackerley and S. E. Gontarski.

"[Beckett] settled on philosophical comedy as the medium for his uniquely anguished, arrogant, self-doubting, scrupulous temperament. In the popular mind his name is associated with the mysterious Godot who may or may not come but for whom we wait anyhow. In this he seemed to define the mood of an age. But his range is wider than that, and his achievement far greater. Beckett...


Vanity Fair (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
William Makepeace Thackeray
1593083653
September 2005
Hardcover
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Under the Greenwood Tree (Oxford World's Classics)
Thomas Hardy, Simon Gatrell
0192835173
July 22, 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
This edition presents a critically established text based on comparisons of every revised version. Hardy placed this tale among his Novels of Character and Environment, a group which is held to include his most characteristic work.

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"Under the Greenwood Tree is Thomas Hardy's one and only rural idyll, a startling contrast to his other Wessex tales. In Mellstock, its surrounding farms and woodlands, the story interweaves the lingering courtship of Dick Dewy and sweet Fancy Day with the battle for survival of the old Mellstock String Choir - the last in the county - against the mechanical church organ of the new vicar, the Reverend Maybold. Under the Greenwood Tree appears to be pastoral romance at its most sunlit and good humoured, and has been called the...


Literature
Pearson Prentice Hall
0130502804
Jan 2000
Hardcover
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Vanity Fair (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
William Makepeace Thackeray
1593080719
December 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
“I think I could be a good woman, if I had five thousand a year,” observes beautiful and clever Becky Sharp, one of the wickedest—and most appealing—women in all of literature. Becky is just one of the many fascinating figures that populate William Makepeace Thackeray’s novel Vanity Fair, a wonderfully satirical panorama of upper-middle-class life and manners in London at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Scorned for her lack of money and breeding, Becky must use all her wit, charm and considerable sex appeal to escape her drab destiny as a governess. From London’s ballrooms to the battlefields of Waterloo, the bewitching Becky works her wiles on a gallery of memorable characters, including her lecherous employer, Sir Pitt, his rich sister, Miss Crawley, and...


The Oxford Illustrated Jane Austen (Six Volume Set)
Jane Austen, R. W. Chapman
0192547070
November 17, 1988
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Book Description
"R.W. Chapman's fine new edition has, among its other merits, the advantage of waking the Jane Austenite up.... The novels continue to live their own wonderful internal life...freshened and enriched by contact with the life of facts. His illustrations are beyond all praise."--E.M. Forster,
Abinger Harvest. This beautiful set provides the definitive text of Austen's six great comic masterpieces and her minor works (the latter include three high-spirited efforts written at about age fifteen; a charming fragment, The Watsons, which has been thought to be a sketch for Emma; and a
tantalizing fragment, Sanditon, written in the last year of her life). All six volumes feature splendid early 19th-century illustrations as well as Chapman's detailed explanatory notes. Chapman has collated all the editions published in...


Prentice Hall Literature Timeless Voices Timeless Themes

013054793X
Apr 2002
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The Prince and the Pauper (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Mark Twain
1593082185
December 2004
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Prentice Hall Literature, Timeless Voices, Timeless Voices
Pearson Prentice Hall
0130548081
May 2001
Hardcover
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter #2)
J. K. Rowling
0439064864
January 1999
Hardcover
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Book Review
It's hard to fall in love with an earnest, appealing young hero like Harry Potter and then to watch helplessly as he steps into terrible danger! And in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the much anticipated sequel to the award-winning Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, he is in terrible danger indeed. As if it's not bad enough that after a long summer with the horrid Dursleys he is thwarted in his attempts to hop the train to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to begin his second year. But when his only transportation option is a magical flying car, it is just his luck to crash into a valuable (but clearly vexed) Whomping Willow. Still, all this seems like a day in the park compared to what happens that fall within the haunted halls of Hogwarts.

Chilling, malevolent voices whisper...



Prentice Hall Literature
Kim Kinsella
0131804375
Apr 2004
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Wide Sargasso Sea: A Novel (Norton Paperback Fiction)
Jean Rhys
0393308804
August 19, 1992
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Book Review
In 1966 Jean Rhys reemerged after a long silence with a novel called Wide Sargasso Sea. Rhys had enjoyed minor literary success in the 1920s and '30s with a series of evocative novels featuring women protagonists adrift in Europe, verging on poverty, hoping to be saved by men. By the '40s, however, her work was out of fashion, too sad for a world at war. And Rhys herself was often too sad for the world--she was suicidal, alcoholic, troubled by a vast loneliness. She was also a great writer, despite her powerful self-destructive impulses.

Wide Sargasso Sea is the story of Antoinette Cosway, a Creole heiress who grew up in the West Indies on a decaying plantation. When she comes of age she is married off to an Englishman, and he takes her away from the only place she has known--a house with a garden where "the paths were...



The Sharpe Companion: A Historical and Military Guide to Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe Novels 1777-1808: The Early Years (Richard Sharpe Series)
Mark Adkin
0060738146
May 2005
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Book Description

Named "the direct heir to Patrick O'Brian" by The Economist, Bernard Cornwell is the undisputed master of historical battle fi ction, and for more than twenty years, his Richard Sharpe series has thrilled millions of readers worldwide on both the page and on television.

Now author Mark Adkin, a major in the British army, has created this indispensable guide covering Sharpe's early career, from his beginnings as an illiterate private fighting on the battlefields of India to his legendary command of the Light Company.

A treasure not only for fans of the series but also for anyone interested in nineteenth-century warfare, The Sharpe Companion includes: A chapter devoted to each Sharpe book Glossary of characters, both real and fictional Illustrations and photographs Maps of every battle and...



Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter #2)
J. K. Rowling
0439064872
August 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
It's hard to fall in love with an earnest, appealing young hero like Harry Potter and then to watch helplessly as he steps into terrible danger! And in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the much anticipated sequel to the award-winning Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, he is in terrible danger indeed. As if it's not bad enough that after a long summer with the horrid Dursleys he is thwarted in his attempts to hop the train to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to begin his second year. But when his only transportation option is a magical flying car, it is just his luck to crash into a valuable (but clearly vexed) Whomping Willow. Still, all this seems like a day in the park compared to what happens that fall within the haunted halls of Hogwarts.

Chilling, malevolent voices whisper...



Prentice Hall Literature the British Tradition
Bowder
0134340582
Jan 1999
Hardcover
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Lancelot Andrewes : Selected Sermons and Lectures
Lancelot Andrewes, Peter McCullough
0198187742
February 2, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
This is the first annotated critical edition of works of Lancelot Andrewes (1555-1626), a writer recognized by literary critics, historians, and theologians as one of the most important figures in Elizabethan and Jacobean England. Peter McCullough, a leading expert on religious writing in the
early modern period, presents fourteen complete sermons and lectures preached by Andrewes across the whole range of his adult career, from Cambridge in the 1580s to the court of James I and VI in the 1620s. Through a radical reassessment of Andrewes's life, influence, and surviving texts, the editor
presents Andrewes as his contemporaries saw, heard, and read him, and as scholars are increasingly recognizing him: one of the most subtle, yet radical critics of mainstream Elizabethan Protestantism, and a literary artist of...


Defining the World : The Extraordinary Story of Dr Johnson's Dictionary
Henry Hitchings
0374113025
October 19, 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
For the 250th anniversary of Dr. Samuel Johnson's most famous achievement, Hitchings's charming philology-as-biography shows Johnson to be no mere compiler of words but, as he himself put it, "a writer of dictionaries." Authoritative dictionaries for French and Italian were compiled by official academies, but English's first proper dictionary fell to a university dropout and failed provincial schoolmaster turned Grub Street hack—long before he became the Great Cham. The work began as a purely commercial venture at the suggestion of a bookseller-publisher, Johnson labored under less than ideal conditions, assisted only by a group of eclectic and eccentric amanuenses, and burdened by his wife's declining health and his own melancholia. In the end, his four-volume, 20-pound opus defined more than 42,773 common...


Prentice Hall Literature - The British Traditions
Prentice Hall
0137224559
June 1994
Hardcover
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Paradise Lost (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
John Milton
1593083645
September 2005
Hardcover
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Paradise Lost
John Milton, Philip Pullman
019280619X
September 15, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Paradise Lost is the great epic poem of the English language, a tale of immense drama and excitement, of rebellion and treachery, of innocence pitted against corruption, in which God and Satan fight a bitter battle for control of mankind's destiny. The struggle ranges across heaven, hell, and
earth, as Satan and his band of rebel angels conspire against God. At the center of the conflict are Adam and Eve, motivated by all too human temptations, but whose ultimate downfall is unyielding love.
This marvelous new edition boasts an introduction by one of Milton's most famous modern admirers, the best-selling novelist Philip Pullman. Indeed, Pullman not only provides a general introduction, but also introduces each of the twelve books of the poem. In these commentaries, Pullman
illuminates the power of the...

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