The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781517762926

Category:

Page: 76

View: 5519

The gripping novel of a London lawyer who investigates strange occurrences surrounding his old friend, Dr. Henry Jekyll, and the misanthropic Mr. Edward Hyde.The work is known for its vivid portrayal of a split personality, split in the sense that within the same person there is both an apparently good and an evil personality each being quite distinct from the other.

Once in a Lifetime

A Comedy in Three Acts

Author: Moss Hart,George Simon Kaufman

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: 9780573613388

Category: Drama

Page: 144

View: 2800

Satirical comedy / 24 m., 14 f. (doubling possible.) / 5 ints. or unit set. Recently revived on Broadway to great acclaim, this is the rollicking tale of three down and out troupers who decide to head for Hollywood and try their luck with the newly invented talkies. Due to a series of consistent blunders, the most stupid of the three is carried to pinnacles of fame and fortune until he's literally made a god of the industry. It's a fast paced and wild romp and a marvelous spoof of tinsel land. The Pullman car and waiting room episodes are classics in hilarity. "Ideal summer theatre... [with] comic climaxes that distinguish the humor of the 30s.... Grand chains of lunacy." N.Y. Times. "Lovely play.... Gracefully insane." N.Y. Post.

A Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors, Living and Deceased, from the Earliest Accounts to the Latter Half of the Nineteenth Century

Containing Over Forty-six Thousand Articles (authors) with Forty Indexes of Subjects

Author: Samuel Austin Allibone

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 8096


The Mountain Shadow

Author: Gregory David Roberts

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748117830

Category: Fiction

Page: 880

View: 5339

The first glimpse of the sea on Marine Drive filled my heart, if not my head. I turned away from the red shadow. I stopped thinking of that pyramid of killers, and Sanjay's improvidence. I stopped thinking about my own part in the madness. And I rode, with my friends, into the end of everything. Shantaram introduced millions of readers to a cast of unforgettable characters through Lin, an Australian fugitive, working as a passport forger for a branch of the Bombay mafia. In The Mountain Shadow, the long-awaited sequel, Lin must find his way in a Bombay run by a different generation of mafia dons, playing by a different set of rules. It has been two years since the events in Shantaram, and since Lin lost two people he had come to love: his father figure, Khaderbhai, and his soul mate, Karla, married to a handsome Indian media tycoon. Lin returns from a smuggling trip to a city that seems to have changed too much, too soon. Many of his old friends are long gone, the new mafia leadership has become entangled in increasingly violent and dangerous intrigues, and a fabled holy man challenges everything that Lin thought he'd learned about love and life. But Lin can't leave the Island City: Karla, and a fatal promise, won't let him go.

Infinite Jest

Author: David Foster Wallace

Publisher: Abacus

ISBN: 9780349139050

Category: Addicts

Page: 1079

View: 1193

Somewhere in the not-so-distant future the residents of Ennet House, a Boston halfway house for recovering addicts, and students at the nearby Enfield Tennis Academy are ensnared in the search for the master copy of Infinite Jest, a movie said to be so dangerously entertaining its viewers become entranced and expire in a state of catatonic bliss . . . 'Wallace's exuberance and intellectual impishness are a delight, and he has deep things to say about the hollowness of contemporary American pleasure . . . sentences and whole pages are marvels of cosmic concentration . . . Wallace is a superb comedian of culture' James Wood, Guardian