Story Without a Hero Story Without a Hero

Author: Van Hamme Jean

Publisher: Europe Comics

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: N.A

View: 1509

A plane from a South American company crashes in the jungle. Only half of the passengers and crew survive. Some businessmen, a university professor, a steward, an aging movie star, a banana republic general, a young boy and his nanny... All these varied personalities will have to find a way to unite and work together to survive. But who should they listen to? Who should they follow? Who can they trust? And is help even on its way?

Without a Hero

Author: T.C. Boyle

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101651571

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 2705

T.C. Boyle was first feted as a master of the short story for his critically acclaimed Greasy Lake. With these stories applauded by People magazine as "wickedly comical," he displays once again a virtuosity and versatility rare in literary America today. Without a Hero zooms in on American phenomena such as a center for the treatment of acquisitive disorders; a couple in search of the last toads on earth; and a real estate wonder boy on a dude safari near convenient Bakerfield, California. Sharp, guileful, and malevolently funny, Boyle's stories are "more than funny, better than wicked," says The Philadelphia Inquirer. "They make you cringe with their clarity."

Story Without a Hero Twenty Years Later

Author: Van Hamme Jean

Publisher: Europe Comics

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: N.A

View: 8146

Twenty years have passed since the survivors of the Corsair crash emerged from the jungle. But suddenly they begin dropping like flies. Rafalowski, the cowardly pianist, vanishes. Miss Taylor, the nanny, drowns. Draillac, who was 12 at the time of the accident, is kidnapped and believed dead... His abductors are actually members of an intelligence service and staged his death... to save his life. Because someone is trying to eliminate all the survivors...

Story Without a Hero

Author: Jean Van Hamme

Publisher: Cinebook Limited

ISBN: 9781849184144

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 56

View: 2116

A plane from a South American company crashes in the jungle and only half of the passengers and crew survive. Businessmen, a university professor, a steward, an aging movie star, a banana republic general, a young boy and his nanny... All these varied personalities will have to find a way to unite and work together to survive. But who should they listen to? Who should they follow? Who can they trust? And is relief even on its way?

Vanity Fair

A Novel Without a Hero

Author: William Makepeace Thackeray

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: British

Page: 688

View: 5400


Vanity Fair

A Novel Without a Hero

Author: William Makepeace Thackeray

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: British

Page: N.A

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Vanity Fair

A Novel Without a Hero

Author: William Makepeace Thackeray

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108057055

Category: Fiction

Page: 722

View: 8931

First published in full in 1848, this edition of William Makepeace Thackeray's acclaimed masterwork includes his original illustrations and preface.

Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero (Illustrated)

A Novel

Author: William Makepeace Thackeray

Publisher: Animedia Company

ISBN: 8074991075

Category: Fiction

Page: 599

View: 1875

«Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero» is a novel by English author William Makepeace Thackeray, first published in 1847–48, satirizing society in early 19th-century Britain. It follows the lives of two very different women, Becky Sharp and Amelia Sedley, amid their friends and family. The novel is now considered a classic, and has inspired several film adaptations. In 2003, Vanity Fair was listed on the BBC’s The Big Read poll of the UK’s «best-loved novel». The ebook edition of «Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero» from Animedia Company contains 190 black-and-white illustrations by the author.

When Even Angels Wept

The Senator Joseph McCarthy Affair--a Story Without a Hero

Author: Lately Thomas

Publisher: William Morrow &Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 654

View: 4364


Vanity Fair

A Novel Without a Hero

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 332

View: 4454


Vanity Fair. a Novel Without a Hero. by William Makepeace Thackeray; With Illustrations by the Author.

Author: William Makepeace Thackeray

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781425543372

Category: History

Page: 408

View: 1480

1848. Thackeray's most well-known work, Vanity Fair is a satirical epic of love and social adventure. The story follows the trials and tribulations of two young women Becky Sharp and Amelia Sedley. After leaving the shelter of Miss Pinkerton's Academy, they come to Vanity Fair where the charming and amoral Becky and sweet Amelia, along with an interesting and varied cast of victims and villains, suffer through elopements and betrayals, fortunes made and lost, and battles, both military and domestic. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

Requiem and Poem without a Hero

Author: Anna Akhmatova

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0804040885

Category: Poetry

Page: 78

View: 934

With this edition of Requiem and Poem without a Hero, Swallow Press presents two of Anna Akhmatova's best-known works, ones that represent the poet at full maturity, and that most trenchantly process the trauma she and others experienced living under Stalin's regime. Akhmatova began the three-decade process of writing Requiem in 1935 after the arrests of her son, Lev Gumilev, and her third husband. The autobiographical fifteen-poem cycle primarily chronicles a mother's wait-lining up outside Leningrad Prison every day for seventeen months-for news of her son's fate. But from this limbo, Akhmatova expresses and elevates the collective grief for all the thousands vanished under the regime, and for those left behind to speculate about their loved ones' fates. Poem without a Hero was similarly written over a long period. It takes as its focus the transformation of Akhmatova's beloved city of St. Petersburg-historically a seat of art and culture-into Leningrad. Taken together, these works plumb the foremost themes for which Akhmatova is known and revered. When Ohio University Press published D. M. Thomas's translations in 1976, it was the first time they had appeared in English. Under Thomas's stewardship, Akhmatova's words ring clear as a bell.

The Hero with a Thousand Faces

Author: Joseph Campbell

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1577315936

Category: Psychology

Page: 418

View: 5248

Discusses the universal legend of the hero in world mythology, focusing on the motif of the hero's journey through adventure and transformation.

Vanity Fair

A Novel Without a Hero

Author: William Makepeace Thackeray

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781534633209

Category:

Page: 250

View: 9419

Vanity Fair is a satirical novel about the middle and upper class society during the Napoleonic Wars. It follows the fortunes of Amelia Sedley and Becky Sharp and their families, culminating in the army leaving Brussels and marching off to meet Napoleon at Waterloo.

Heroes Without a Country

America's Betrayal of Joe Louis and Jesse Owens

Author: Donald McRae

Publisher: Ecco

ISBN: 9780060002282

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 400

View: 2958

"Black men look like they rule sport in America today. It was nothing like that in the 1930s. America was white and that was that. It didn't do you no good to dream of making it to the big time. It was impossible. And then, y'know, along came Jesse and along came Joe." -- Ruth Owens, Jesse's late wife n the summer of 1935, within weeks of each other, Joe Louis and Jesse Owens emerged as the first black superstars of world sport, and their subsequent political and social impact on America was nothing short of sensational. To fans (and even critics) the world over, they seemed larger than life, and yet in their endeavors they were unfailingly human: as vulnerable as they were courageous; as troubled as they were brilliant; as unsettled in themselves as they are now fixed in history. Scrupulously researched and written in spare, eloquent prose, Heroes Without a Country vividly re-creates some of the most dramatic sporting events of the past century. In August 1936, in front of Hitler and an imposing phalanx of Nazi commanders, Jesse Owens, "the fastest man on earth," won an unprecedented four medals at the Olympic Games in Berlin. Two years later, in "the fight of the century," his great friend Joe Louis crushed Germany's Max Schmeling to signal the end of white supremacy in boxing. Like Jesse, Joe had been born to black sharecropping parents in a country demeaned by racism; together their victories became a rallying point for the disenfranchised black population of America. Idolized across the world, they were two young men at the pinnacle of their careers who overcame prejudice and fear to achieve their goals. Yet for both of them, success brought its own perils. In 1938, two years after winning his gold medals in Berlin, Owens was hounded out of amateur sports by the infamously tyrannical Olympic boss "Slavery Avery" Brundage and, facing financial ruin, he was reduced to running for money against dogs, horses, and even his friend Joe Louis. Later the two would be subjected to FBI investigations, harassed by the IRS, and beleaguered by debt and despair. Jesse watched Joe slip into drug addiction and mental illness. In Heroes Without a Country, award-winning writer Donald McRae captures the uncanny coincidences and intertwined events that bound these men together -- through both triumph and tragedy -- and provides an intimate and thought-provoking dual portrait of two of the most important athletes of the twentieth century.

Funny Girl

Author: Nick Hornby

Publisher: Riverhead Books (Hardcover)

ISBN: 1101983353

Category: Fiction

Page: 452

View: 2994

"Set in 1960's London, ... a lively account of the adventures of the intrepid young Sophie Straw as she navigates her transformation from provincial ingenue to television starlet amid a constellation of delightful characters"--Provided by publisher.

The Hero

Book 3 of Thunder Point series

Author: Robyn Carr

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460317971

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 2362

www.robyncarr.com With warmth and sensitivity, #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr shows readers that falling in love can be the bravest act of all. In a moment of desperation, Devon McAllister takes her daughter and flees a place where they should have been safe and secure. She has no idea what is around the next bend, but she is pretty certain it can't be worse than what they've left behind. Her plan is to escape to somewhere she can be invisible. Instead, an unexpected offer of assistance leads her to Thunder Point, a tiny Oregon town with a willingness to help someone in need. As the widowed father of a vulnerable young boy, Spencer Lawson knows something about needing friendship. But he's not looking for anything else. Instead, he's thrown his energy into his new role as Thunder Point's high school football coach. Tough and demanding to his team, off the field he's gentle and kind…just the kind of man who could heal Devon's wounded heart. Devon thought she wanted to hide from the world. But in Thunder Point, you find bravery where you least expect it…and sometimes, you find a hero. Look for What We Find by Robyn Carr, a powerful story of healing, new beginnings and one woman's journey to finding the happiness she's long been missing. Order your copy today!