Secret Greenwich explores the little-known and colourful history of Greenwich in South East London through a fascinating selection of stories, facts and photographs.
Author: David C. Ramzan
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
Lizzy Dawson, a tall, dark and beautiful woman with chestnut hair and hazel eyes, might, at first glance, seem like a typical Greenwich housewife. In a place like Greenwich, Connecticut, nothing is typical or ordinary, and Lizzy is no exception to that rule. Through an innocent enough hobby of internet blogging, she managed to stumble onto a story, a story about murder among the rich and powerful. This community of the nation’s leading finance and banking magnates has its share of back alley secrets and back room deals. But this story was one which reached to the top levels of the elite classes and to the bedrooms of multimillion dollar mansions. Lizzy dug deep into the boardrooms and boudoirs to find out the truth about the murder of William Pierce, a man caught up in the glamour, secrets, and sex of this tiny town. Little did she know that this story would lead to a criminal investigation and change her life forever.
Author: Claudette Rothman and Gerald L. Jones
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Author: Joseph Conrad
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
The Secrets Nobody Tells Students and Young Professionals About How to Find a Great Job, Do a Great Job, Be a Leader, Start a Business, Stay Out of Trouble, and Live A Happy Life
Author: Ben Carpenter
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Arthur Pierce tells the vivid story of smugglers turned privateers after the Revolutionary War broke out. He recounts from many sources tales of ships and men who fought and, although outnumbered and outgunned, still played havoc with British shipping. He tells also of the profiteering that went hand in hand with the privateering of the war years. From the Mullica River to Cape May stretched the woodlands and the inlets that harbored smugglers. Stealthy and dangerous though their activities were, the smugglers were not outcasts. They were looked upon with indulgence by many respectable citizens of the day. As bitterness toward the mother country mounted, smugglers were encouraged and actively supported in their operation agains the Crown. The Jersey inns and taverns emerged as the "cradles of revolt" in the years immediately preceding the Revolution. In them were planned and fostered many intrigues and acts of violence that played important parts behind the scenes of military and official action. A number of these inns and taverns are still in active use today and are depicted in the illustrations. Smugglers' Woods deals with smugglers, privateers, patriots, and loyalists to give an exciting account of the tensions and conflicts that gripped pre-Revolutionary and Revolutionary New Jersey.
Jaunts and Journeys in Colonial and Revolutionary New Jersey
Author: Arthur Dudley Pierce
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Conrad's Secrets explores a range of knowledges which would have been familiar to Conrad and his original readers. Drawing on research into trade, policing, sexual and financial scandals, changing theories of trauma and contemporary war-crimes, the book provides contexts for Conrad's fictions and produces original readings of his work.
Author: R. Hampson
Category: Literary Criticism
Eavesdropping in the Novel from Austen to Proust investigates human curiosity and its representation in eavesdropping scenes in nineteenth-century English and French novels. Ann Gaylin argues that eavesdropping dramatizes a primal human urge to know and offers a paradigm of narrative transmission and reception of information among characters, narrators and readers. Gaylin sheds light on the social and psychological effects of the nineteenth-century rise of information technology and accelerated flow of information, as manifested in the anxieties about - and delight in - displays of private life and its secrets. Analysing eavesdropping in Austen, Balzac, Collins, Dickens and Proust, Gaylin demonstrates the flexibility of the scene to produce narrative complication or resolution; to foreground questions of gender and narrative agency; to place the debates of privacy and publicity within the literal and metaphoric spaces of the nineteenth-century novel. This 2003 study will be of interest to scholars of nineteenth-century English and European literature.
Author: Ann Gaylin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
This collection of thirteen essays by writers from several countries lavishly celebrates the centenary of the publication of Conrad's The Secret Agent. It reconsiders one of Conrad's most important political novels from a variety of critical perspectives and presents a stimulating documentary section as well as specially commissioned maps and new contextualizing illustrations. Much new information is provided on the novel's sources, and the work is placed in new several contexts. The volume is essential reading on this novel both for students studying it as a set text as well as for scholars of the late-Victorian and early Modernist periods.
Author: Allan Simmons,John Henry Stape
Category: Literary Criticism
As an antique map dealer in a small English town, Harry Blake appreciates the quiet life. But when a local landowner asks him to value a 400-year-old journal and is then brutally murdered twelve hours later, Harry begins to suspect he's being pulled into something sinister. What does the dusty journal contain that is a matter of life and death? Why is someone prepared to pay Harry a fortune for it? He turns to marine historian Zola Kahn to uncover the mysteries. And when they meet at the old Greenwich Observatory, Harry is convinced there is more to Zola than meets the eye. The trail of the journal leads him into a world of deadly Elizabethan conspiracies, with a thread of history that takes him through a thousand years of religious intrigue back to the blood-soaked Crusades and a long lost icon whose rediscovery has the potential to ignite a worldwide religious war. Combining the thrill of a contemporary chase novel with a historical puzzle this is one novel that will leave readers gasping for breath.
Author: Bill Napier
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
eine einfache Geschichte
Author: Joseph Conrad,Günther Danehl
Erfrischend anders: Beatriz Williams erfindet die Saga neu! Manhattan, 1964. Vivan Schuyler hat das Undenkbare getan: Sie hat dem glamourösen Upperclass-Leben ihrer Familie den Rücken gekehrt, um Karriere als Journalistin zu machen. Als sie herausfindet, dass sie eine skandalumwitterte Großtante hat, ist ihr Spürsinn geweckt ... Berlin, 1914. Die junge Physikerin Violet erträgt ihre Ehe mit dem älteren Professor Grant nur, um ihren Forschungen nachgehen zu können. Doch plötzlich bricht der Erste Weltkrieg aus – und ein geheimnisvoller Besucher stellt Violet vor eine Entscheidung mit dramatischen Folgen.
Author: Beatriz Williams
Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag
Author: Gerald Rose,Practising Law Institute,Tom Arnold
Category: Trade secrets
This literature unit is used with From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. Included are sample lesson plans, biographical sketch of the author, book summary, book report ideas and more.
Based on the Novel Written by E.L. Konigsburg
Author: Mari Lu Robbins
Publisher: Teacher Created Resources
Ein gnadenloser Mörder sucht sich ein Opfer nach dem anderen. Ihre Gemeinsamkeit: Sie waren Freunde des verschollenen Special Agent Pendergast. Doch wer könnte ein Interesse daran haben, sie auszuschalten? Detective D’Agosta beginnt unter Hochdruck zu ermitteln. Er weiß, dass auch er und seine Frau im Visier des Killers stehen. Unerwartete Hilfe bekommt D’Agosta von niemand anderem als Pendergast selbst. Dieser hat sein Verschwinden nur vorgetäuscht, um unbemerkt nach seinem größten Feind suchen zu können: seinem Bruder Diogenes, den er für den Mörder hält. Das FBI verfolgt allerdings eine andere Theorie. Ist es möglich, dass Pendergast sich Diogenes nur einbildet – und selbst ein eiskalter Killer ist? Dark Secret von Lincoln Child, Douglas Preston: Spannung pur im eBook!
Author: Douglas Preston,Lincoln Child
Publisher: Droemer eBook
'This magnificent biography of Henry VIII is set against the cultural, social and political background of his court - the most spectacular court ever seen in England - and the splendour of his many sumptuous palaces. An entertaining narrative packed with colourful description and a wealth of anecdotal evidence, but a comprehensive analytical study of the development of both monarch and court during a crucial period in English history. As well as challenging some recent theories, it offers controversial new conclusions based on contemporary evidence that has until now been overlooked. This is a triumph of historical writing which will appeal equally to the general reader and the serious historian.
King and Court
Author: Alison Weir
Publisher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Saving Shakespeares’ Bacon. A thrilling Tudor mystery of romance, intrigue and immortality. An exposé of mystery and intrigue links the power politics of today directly to the seamy spy rings of Queen Elizabeth 1st. Told through the eyes of Mrs G, an American women of today she seeks to uncover the truth of the death of the man she loves. The story reveals the tale of one of the world’s best known men whose rightful claim to the thrones of England and America has been concealed until this day. From Washington to London to Paris and the castles of the Templars, Mrs G has only weeks in which to decrypt clues from the distant past of the Kaballah and the bloodline of Christ himself. As she delves into a world of mysticism she exposes modern science to criticism in its suppression of a superior occult intelligence known only to those who have ruled the world down the Centuries, as they still do today.
“Was Francis Bacon the Shakespeare genius?” A thrilling historical mystery of life & death revealing the power politics of today.
Author: John Ransome Bentley
Publisher: Meadow Grove