The Silent Tempest

Author: Michael G Manning

Publisher: Michael Manning

ISBN: 1512158801

Category: Fiction

Page: 514

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The story of the first Illeniel wizard continues. Tyrion’s life among the She’Har had become quiet, but the sins of his youth have returned to haunt him. The Mordan wardens have discovered one of his children, and the other groves are racing to find and claim the rest of his illegitimate offspring. Unable to stand by and watch as his children are used as pawns against one another, Tyrion makes a hard choice, one that will set him against everyone and everything he cares for. Others’ love had made his children strong, but his hate would make them powerful.

War at a Distance

Romanticism and the Making of Modern Wartime

Author: Mary A. Favret

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400831555

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

View: 1401

What does it mean to live during wartime away from the battle zone? What is it like for citizens to go about daily routines while their country sends soldiers to kill and be killed across the globe? Timely and thought-provoking, War at a Distance considers how those left on the home front register wars and wartime in their everyday lives, particularly when military conflict remains removed from immediate perception, available only through media forms. Looking back over two centuries, Mary Favret locates the origins of modern wartime in the Napoleonic era and describes how global military operations affected the British populace, as the nation's army and navy waged battles far from home for decades. She reveals that the literature and art produced in Britain during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries obsessively cultivated means for feeling as much as understanding such wars, and established forms still relevant today. Favret examines wartime literature and art as varied as meditations on the Iliad, the history of meteorology, landscape painting in India, and popular poetry in newspapers and periodicals; she locates the embedded sense of war and dislocation in works ranging from Austen, Coleridge, and Wordsworth to Woolf, Stevens, and Sebald; and she contemplates how literature provides the public with methods for responding to violent calamities happening elsewhere. Bringing to light Romanticism's legacy in reflections on modern warfare, this book shows that war's absent presence affects home in deep and irrevocable ways.

The Silent Wife

A Novel

Author: A. S. A. Harrison

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101608064

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 2022

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Nicole Kidman, fans of The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl will love The Silent Wife "I gobbled it down in one sitting." – Anne Lamott, People Jodi and Todd are at a bad place in their marriage. Much is at stake, including the affluent life they lead in their beautiful waterfront condo in Chicago, as she, the killer, and he, the victim, rush haplessly toward the main event. He is a committed cheater. She lives and breathes denial. He exists in dual worlds. She likes to settle scores. He decides to play for keeps. She has nothing left to lose. Told in alternating voices, The Silent Wife is about a marriage in the throes of dissolution, a couple headed for catastrophe, concessions that can’t be made, and promises that won’t be kept. Expertly plotted and reminiscent of Gone Girl and These Things Hidden, The Silent Wife ensnares the reader from page one and does not let go.

Silent storms

inspiring lives of 101 great Filipinos

Author: Fernando A. Bernardo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789712709302

Category: Philippines

Page: 265

View: 2331


The Silent Angel

Author: Richard Day

Publisher: Austin Macauley Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781849633550

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

View: 3815

Condemned to sail the Seven Seas in search of his lost love... John Tempest is a Navy man; a true man of the sea. It is his passion, his life - but all of that is due to change the day that the Admiralty passes him over for a Captaincy. This disappointment, twinned with the chance meeting with an old friend, Chris Lake, leads unexpectedly down a path of piracy. Following the tragic death of Captain Lake, not only does Tempest assume captaincy of The Good Fortune, a pirate ship of some note, but he also finds love... with Lady Amanda Scott. Newly single following the tragic death of her husband, Belinda Parker and her daughter, Katie, also had simple lives living on the beach. An old ship wreck in the sand lights the flame for pirate stories for Katie, whilst a neighbour's almost deserted, grand house on the cliff top stirs unfamiliar, yet powerful dreams for Belinda. Back on the seas, Captain Tempest suffers the loss of the love of his life and suffers a mad moment that results in the watery grave of The Good Fortune and all of the good men on her decks... including Tempest himself. But Tempest is to be punished for his error - condemned to remain a lost soul, a ghost, he's doomed to sail the Seven Seas, night after night, until he's found forgiveness and his lost love. He knows she's out there somewhere, and then he meets Belinda... Might she be his lost love, the only one who can save him now? Or will she be snatched from him again?

A Silent Cheer

Against the Odds

Author: Emily Roback,Faye Roback-Jones

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475952333

Category: Education

Page: 152

View: 1285

Hearing is one of our most precious senses. It allows us to communicate with family and friends and keeps us in contact with the sounds of life that surround us twenty-four hours a day. Unfortunately, most of us don't realize how important this sense is until hearing problems begin to affect our daily lives. "In A Silent Cheer," Dr. Emily F. Roback and her mother, Faye D. Roback-Jones, provide an insider's look at deaf culture, demonstrating how parents of a hearing-impaired or deaf child can learn the ropes of determination, and how every day tens of thousands of Canadians with disabilities continue to make a difference. This memoir follows the Roback's journey from Emily's diagnosis with severe to profound hearing loss when she was three years old. A Silent Cheer tells Emily's inspirational story of facing often overwhelming adversities to achieving success as a doctor of chiropractic medicine, a renowned fitness leader in western Canada, and the president of her own company. In addition, Faye reveals the strategies she used to help her daughter's transformation from strawberry farm girl to doctor, including the challenges she overcame to ensure Emily received the same quality education as her peers. Positive and uplifting, A Silent Cheer addresses the dedication, passion, and character necessary to survive and thrive in spite of the odds.

Der Sturm (illustriert)

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: FV Éditions

ISBN: 2366687915

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 100

View: 2162

Der Sturm (The Tempest) ist eine tragikomische Geschichte von William Shakespeare.

Shakespeare on Film

Author: Judith Buchanan

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780582437166

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

View: 1426

This carefully researched, accessibly written book offers textual and contextual analysis covering an extensive breadth of Shakespeare¿s films, ranging from the silent era to the present day. Nine lively and thought-provoking chapters examine the films as indicators of the cultural moment of their production. Each is analysed in terms of its technical and interpretive mechanisms and considered as part of a wider Shakespeare performance history.

100 Shakespeare films

Author: Daniel Rosenthal

Publisher: British Film Inst

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 298

View: 7646

Shakespeare's plays have inspired British Oscar-winners and spaghetti Westerns, Bollywood thrillers, and Soviet epics. Covering twenty plays, Daniel Rosenthal's selection of 100 Shakespeare films spans a century of cinema, from a silent Tempest (1907) to Kenneth Branagh's As You Like It (2006). Fifty of the films retain Shakespeare's language, among them Laurence Olivier's Henry V and Orson Welles's Othello. Alongside these are forty genre adaptations using modernized dialogue and re-imagined characters: Macbeth as a gangster in Joe Macbeth and Maqbool; Othello as a jazz pianist in All Night Long. Rosenthal also assesses twenty-five foreign-language titles. Presented alphabetically by Shakespeare play, each chapter begins with a synopsis, and the film essays explore cinematography, design, dialogue, music, and performance.