Fiona Silk Mysteries 2-Book Bundle

Lament for a Lounge Lizard / Too Hot to Handle

Author: Mary Jane Maffini

Publisher: Dundurn.com

ISBN: 1459723023

Category: Fiction

Page: 740

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This digital bundle of the Fiona Silk Mystery series presents Mary Jane Maffini’s celebrated sleuth stories Lament for a Lounge Lizard and Too Hot To Handle in a unique two-book edition.

Re-Reading Mary Wroth

Author: K. Larson,N. Miller

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137473347

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 298

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Approaching the writings of Mary Wroth through a fresh 21st-century lens, this volume accounts for and re-invents the literary scholarship of one of the first "canonized" women writers of the English Renaissance. Essays present different practices that emerge around "reading" Wroth, including editing, curating, and digital reproduction.

A Brief History of Pirates and Buccaneers

Author: Tom Bowling

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472107705

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 8181

From Stevenson's Treasure Island to Pirates of the Caribbean, the romantic image of pirates in popular culture has long been with us. But pirates are not all as charming as Johnny Depp. In ancient times Thracians, Cilicians and Illyrians terrorised traders in the Mediterranean, while the Barbary pirates of North Africa instilled fear wherever they went from the Holy Lands to the coast of Ireland. It was not until the age of Discovery, when ships began to cross the Atlantic carrying unimaginable riches from the New World that the traditional image of the buccaneering pirate was created. In England, heroes such as Sir Francis Drake were feted for their exploits against the Spanish fleet in which piracy was little more than state-sponsored terrorism. Tom Bowling's lively history explores many of the myths and true stories about the notorious outlaws of the oceans: including Captain Kidd, Blackbeard as well as Mary Read and other famous female pirates.

Mr. Benson

Author: John Preston

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783867875097

Category:

Page: 189

View: 3749


Sequels

An Annotated Guide to Novels in Series

Author: Janet Husband,Jonathan F. Husband

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838909671

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 782

View: 9129

A guide to series fiction lists popular series, identifies novels by character, and offers guidance on the order in which to read unnumbered series.

The Medusa Head

Author: Mary Meigs

Publisher: Talonbooks Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 162

View: 8863

A sensitive psychological portrait of a stormy three-way lesbian relationship.

A General Dictionary, Historical and Critical

In which a New and Accurate Translation of that of ... Mr. Bayle, with the Corrections and Observations Printed in the Late Edition at Paris, is Included and Interspersed with Several Thousand Lives Never Before Published. The Whole Containing the History of the Most Illustrious Persons of All Ages and Nations ... With Reflections on Such Passages of Mr. Bayle, as Seem to Favor Scepticism and the Manichee System

Author: Pierre Bayle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography

Page: N.A

View: 2021


Mary I

Author: Rosalind Kay Marshall

Publisher: Stationery Office/Tso

ISBN: 9780112905097

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 150

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This biography looks at the real woman behind the image of Mary I, guiding the reader through the religious and dynastic struggles which helped shape her character: from her childhood and adolescence wrecked by her parents' divorce to the brief happiness of her marriage to Philip of Spain.

Ferocious Things

Jean Rhys and the Politics of Women’s Melancholia

Author: Cathleen Maslen

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443809330

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 266

View: 8090

It’s fatal making a fuss ... . -Jean Rhys, Quartet. Cathleen Maslen’s Ferocious Things: Jean Rhys and the Politics of Women’s Melancholia closely engages with the most obvious theme of Rhys’s writing: the speaking and inscription of feminine anguish. Maslen resists easy generalisations with respect to Rhys’s portrayal of women’s psychic pain, attending carefully to the nuances of sexual, cultural and ethnic displacement which inform the suffering of Rhys’s protagonists. Acknowledging the many fine recent critical engagements with Rhys’s unique corpus of novels, Maslen insists that Rhys’s particular articulation of women’s pain presents a significant literary transgression, defying the intractable cultural interdiction against women ‘making a fuss.’ At the same time, this book engages with the problematic privileging of melancholic and nostalgic discourse in the Western canon in general. Rhys’s work, Maslen argues, simultaneously celebrates and resists fundamentally Eurocentric and anti-feminist paradigms of melancholia and nostalgia. In short, the ferocious melancholia of Jean Rhys’s female voices poses constructive paradoxes and points of departure for feminist and post-colonial debates in the 21st century.

The Nightmare

A Mystery with Mary Wollstonecraft

Author: Nancy Means Wright

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 1564747522

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

View: 6198

Feminist Mary Wollstonecraft meets Henry Fuseli at her publisher's circle of intellectuals, philosophers, and artists, and becomes obsessed with him and his erotic painting The Nightmare. When it is stolen, Fuseli accuses young painter Roger Peale, who is clapped into Newgate Prison. Escaping with the aid of a French emigre from the Revolution, Peale is ambushed by a highwayman and taken to a madhouse. Meanwhile Fuseli's footman, a witness to the theft, is killed in a carriage "accident.a And bluestocking Isobel Frothingham is strangled after a soiree and posed to resemble Fuseli's perverse masterpiece. Wollstonecraft's impetuous nature leads her to propose a menage A trois with Fuseli and his wife, and when rebuffed-always on the side of the underdog-to investigate the case to clear the young artist and rescue Isobel's illegitimate daughter. Wright's first mystery with Mary Wollstonecraft, Midnight Fires, was called "captivatinga by Publishers Weekly. And mystery author Patricia Wynn says, "The Nightmare does what good historical fiction should do-makes me wonder where the truth ends and fiction begins.a