The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Graphic Arts Books

ISBN:1513276441

Total Pages:106

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Mathilda (1959) is a posthumous novella by English writer and Romantic Mary Shelley. Written as a means of self-distraction following the deaths of her young children in Italy, Mathilda is a work haunted by tragic loss. Unpublished for over a century, its posthumous appearance helped cement Shelley’s reputation as a leading Romantic, an artist unafraid of confronting such themes and taboos as incest and suicide in her work. Mathilda, named after its narrator, traces a young woman’s troubled life from birth to her premature deathbed. Following her mother’s death during childbirth and her father’s subsequent abandonment, Mathilda is raised by her aunt in rural Loch Lomond, Scotland. A gifted reader and promising intellectual, she rises from her difficult circumstances to lead a relatively happy childhood. When, at the age of 16, her father reenters her life, the two reconnect and eventually move together to London. As she begins to receive suitors however, her father’s strange jealousy and irrational behavior conceal a terrible secret. When he reveals his incestuous desires to Mathilda, she rejects him, resulting in his suicide and leaving her unmarried, orphaned, and financially unstable. Living in self-imposed exile, she befriends the similarly melancholy Woodville, a young widower and poet who does his best to care for her despite her crushing bouts of depression and frequent suicidal thoughts. Mathilda is an emotionally complex and ultimately difficult novella recognized for its controversial themes and for its parallels to Shelley’s own tragic life. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Mary Shelley’s Mathilda is a classic of English literature reimagined for modern readers.

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Mathilda

Author:Mary Shelley

Publisher:Phoemixx Classics Ebooks

ISBN:3985945381

Total Pages:155

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Mathilda - Mary Shelley - Narrating from her deathbed, Matilda tells the story of her unnamed father's confession of incestuous love for her, followed by his suicide by drowning; her relationship with a gifted young poet called Woodville fails to reverse Matilda's emotional withdrawal or prevent her lonely death.

Mathilda

Author:Catherine M. Feldman

Publisher:Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:9781462824885

Total Pages:115

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Catherine M. (Hauk )Feldman was born February 17, 1916. She spent her early childhood in the sod house that her parents, Mike and Kate Hauk, built on the eastern Montana prairie. The house boasted of a shingled roof, glass window panes, and hardwood floors in the main room; initially, the bedroom had a dirt floor. Catherine worked outdoors beside her father until she left for college at age seventeen, giving her a feeling of equality between the sexes. She and her husband, William Feldman, have enjoyed six children and eight grandchildren. The Spring Tender is her forthcoming novel. Mathilda is available online at www.Amazon.com and at your favorite bookstore by special order. Front cover handcolored photograph by Tami Phelps, Prairie Home, can be ordered from: Creations By Tami, P.O. Box 242274, Anchorage, AK 99524-2274; or requested at [email protected]

Mathilda, SuperWitch

Author:Kristen Ashley

Publisher:Kristen Ashley

ISBN:1465782508

Total Pages:216

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On Hallowe’en night, Mathilda Honeycutt finds out she’s a SuperWitch. Not the modern, hippy kind… the real, wand-wielding, pixie dust kind. After a life devoted to retail and coffee drinks, Mathilda is thrown into the secret world of witches, warlocks, werewolves, vampires, faeries, headless horsemen, you name it, it exists… even whirling dervishes! As Mathilda discovers her magic, she also discovers she’s prophesied to save the world. Problem is, she’d rather spend her time on online auctions, bidding on cut-rate but fabulous designer shoes. Now, she’s got to save the world, run her coffee house, battle against her friend and co-worker in “The War of the Wooden Spoons” and figure out what’s going on with the silent, watchful (but yummy) Sebastian Wilding, a member of a centuries old Secret Society who has vowed to keep her safe and brainy, sweet (and hot) Dr. Aidan Seymour, a maverick member of The Royal Institute of Psychical Research. Making matters worse, her nemesis is a powerful witch who doesn’t mind fighting dirty. Will Mathilda be able to save the world while still being perfectly accessorized? And how is she going to pick between Luscious Sebastian and Dreamy Aidan? And will she be able to talk The Witches Council into updating their uniform? And, lastly, will she ever get the hang of riding around on a broom?

Lady Mathilda

Author:Marcella Denise Spencer

Publisher:Hamitic Press

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The Missing Eagles Cairo, Egypt 1813 The Bakhoum and Nacif families were arranging a marriage. The dowry was negotiated in letters, some in pictorial writings to disguise the possession of priceless family heirlooms. When a few notes fall in the hands of a British naval officer, family members go missing. Lady Mathilda Against her better judgment, Mathilda Sears takes a job as a lady’s companion in London. Complications arise when polite society goes abuzz over a missing shipment, and then a certain lord, aware of the conspiracy, takes a marked interest in Mathilda. As the daughter of a baron, the match is deemed tolerable, but hardly a brilliant one for his lordship. However, the courtship becomes neither here nor there when Mathilda learns that the shipment is a family.

Mathilda, SuperWitch

Author:Kristen Ashley

Publisher:Kristen Ashley

ISBN:1465782508

Total Pages:216

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On Hallowe’en night, Mathilda Honeycutt finds out she’s a SuperWitch. Not the modern, hippy kind… the real, wand-wielding, pixie dust kind. After a life devoted to retail and coffee drinks, Mathilda is thrown into the secret world of witches, warlocks, werewolves, vampires, faeries, headless horsemen, you name it, it exists… even whirling dervishes! As Mathilda discovers her magic, she also discovers she’s prophesied to save the world. Problem is, she’d rather spend her time on online auctions, bidding on cut-rate but fabulous designer shoes. Now, she’s got to save the world, run her coffee house, battle against her friend and co-worker in “The War of the Wooden Spoons” and figure out what’s going on with the silent, watchful (but yummy) Sebastian Wilding, a member of a centuries old Secret Society who has vowed to keep her safe and brainy, sweet (and hot) Dr. Aidan Seymour, a maverick member of The Royal Institute of Psychical Research. Making matters worse, her nemesis is a powerful witch who doesn’t mind fighting dirty. Will Mathilda be able to save the world while still being perfectly accessorized? And how is she going to pick between Luscious Sebastian and Dreamy Aidan? And will she be able to talk The Witches Council into updating their uniform? And, lastly, will she ever get the hang of riding around on a broom?

Mathilda Savitch

Author:Victor Lodato

Publisher:Anchor Canada

ISBN:038566981X

Total Pages:288

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A fiercely funny and touching debut novel of a young girl uncovering the truth about her sister’s death. Fear doesn’t come naturally to Mathilda Savitch. She prefers to look directly at things nobody else can even mention: for example, her beloved older sister’s death. She was pushed in front of a train by a man who is still on the loose, and after a year of searching for clues, Mathilda has come no closer to the truth about Helene’s murder…until she cracks her email password and a whole secret life emerges — one that swiftly draws Mathilda into her sister’s world of clouded motives and strange emotions. If she can find the keys to Helene’s past, she’s sure she can wake her family from their nightmare of grief. But in crossing into that underworld and tracing her sister’s footsteps, she has to risk everything that matters to her. Mathilda Savitch is a poignant, furiously funny, and tender page-turner from an extraordinary debut novelist.

Mathilda by Mary Shelley - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)

Author:Mary Shelley

Publisher:Delphi Classics

ISBN:1788773853

Total Pages:99

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This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘Mathilda by Mary Shelley - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Mary Shelley’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Shelley includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘Mathilda by Mary Shelley - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Shelley’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles

Matilda

Author:Roald Dahl

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:0593203372

Total Pages:192

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Now a musical! Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she's just a nuisance. She expects school to be different but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a menacing, kid-hating headmistress. When Matilda is attacked by the Trunchbull she suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to fight back. It'll take a superhuman genius to give Miss Trunchbull what she deserves and Matilda may be just the one to do it! Here is Roald Dahl's original novel of a little girl with extraordinary powers. This much-loved story has recently been made into a wonderful new musical, adapted by Dennis Kelly with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.

The Cemetery Gang

Author:Barbara J. Rohlehr

Publisher:Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:1479752827

Total Pages:130

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The events of this story occur in a cemetery on Stanley Street, Niagara Falls, Canada. The main characters are five disgruntled, misfit spirits who refuse to accept the fact that they are dead. They are not fond of each other, but owing to circumstances, they are forced to spend most of their time in each others company during their waking hours. They spend most of their time at the Fat Ladys Tomb, plotting and scheming how to escape their untimely entombment in the cemetery that endeavors to hold them hostage against their wishes due to their misfortune at having arrived their in the first place. Do they escape? Read on and find out.

'All the World's a Stage'

Author:Charlene Bunnell

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1136713573

Total Pages:224

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This book examines the often tragic and nearly always disabling metaphor of thetheatrum mundi, world-as-stage, as it plays itself out in the characters of Mary Shelley's novels.

Where Am I Now?

Author:Mara Wilson

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:0698407016

Total Pages:272

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"Thoughtfully traces [Mara Wilson's] journey from child actress to Hollywood dropout...Who is she now? She's a writer." —NPR's "Guide To 2016’s Great Reads" “Growing up, I wanted to be Mara Wilson. Where Am I Now? is a delight.” —Ilana Glazer, cocreator and star of Broad City Named a best book of the month by GoodReads and Entertainment Weekly A former child actor best known for her starring roles in Matilda and Mrs. Doubtfire, Mara Wilson has always felt a little young and out of place: as the only kid on a film set full of adults, the first daughter in a house full of boys, a Valley girl in New York and a neurotic in California, and a grown-up the world still remembers as a little girl. Tackling everything from what she learned about sex on the set of Melrose Place, to discovering in adolescence that she was no longer “cute” enough for Hollywood, these essays chart her journey from accidental fame to relative (but happy) obscurity. They also illuminate universal struggles, like navigating love and loss, and figuring out who you are and where you belong. Candid, insightful, moving, and hilarious, Where Am I Now? introduces Mara Wilson as a brilliant new chronicler of the experience that is growing up female.

The Novels of Mary Shelley

Author:Mary Shelley

Publisher:Open Road Media

ISBN:1504064992

Total Pages:754

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These three classic works by the nineteenth-century English novelist and pioneer of Gothic literature are emblematic of the Romantic era. Frankenstein: The legend of Victor Frankenstein and the unholy monster he brings to life is a masterpiece of Romantic literature and one of the most famous horror stories ever written. Bound to each other by fate, the doctor and his creation engage in an obsessive, murderous pursuit of each other from Switzerland to the North Pole. The Last Man: In this apocalyptic fantasy set at the end of the twenty-first century, a mysterious plague sweeps the globe, drawing ever nearer to England. As war and disease ravage humanity, ideals of fairness and love are quickly supplanted by the urgency of survival. Featuring semiautobiographical characters, this dystopian tale is also a critique of Romanticism. Mathilda: This shocking and tragic tale of a woman haunted by her father’s incestuous love for her is thought to be based on author Mary Shelley’s own life. Written in 1819, her father and publisher, William Godwin, refused to print the story. It was finally published posthumously in 1959.

Ion Channels and Disease

Author:Frances M. Ashcroft

Publisher:Academic Press

ISBN:0080535216

Total Pages:481

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Ion channels are membrane proteins that act as gated pathways for the movement of ions across cell membranes. They play essential roles in the physiology of all cells. In recent years, an ever-increasing number of human and animal diseases have been found to result from defects in ion channel function. Most of these diseases arise from mutations in the genes encoding ion channel proteins, and they are now referred to as the channelopathies. Ion Channels and Disease provides an informative and up-to-date account of our present understanding of ion channels and the molecular basis of ion channel diseases. It includes a basic introduction to the relevant aspects of molecular biology and biophysics and a brief description of the principal methods used to study channelopathies. For each channel, the relationship between its molecular structure and its functional properties is discussed and ways in which genetic mutations produce the disease phenotype are considered. This book is intended for research workers and clinicians, as well as graduates and advanced undergraduates. The text is clear and lively and assumes little knowledge, yet it takes the reader to frontiers of what is currently known about this most exciting and medically important area of physiology. Key Features * Introduces the relevant aspects of molecular biology and biophysics * Describes the principal methods used to study channelopathies * Considers single classes of ion channels with summaries of the physiological role, subunit composition, molecular structure and chromosomal location, plus the relationship between channel structure and function * Looks at those diseases associated with defective channel structures and regulation, including mutations affecting channel function and to what extent this change in channel function can account for the clinical phenotype

Biographical Index of the Middle Ages / Biographischer Index des Mittelalters / Index Biographique du Moyen-Âge

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Publisher:Walter de Gruyter

ISBN:3110914166

Total Pages:1199

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The index to the Biographical Archive of the Middle Ages makes accessible about 130,000 biographical articles from nearly 200 volumes. The entries contain short biographical information on approx. 95,000 persons from Europe and the Middle East who shaped the cultural development and the religious life during one thousand years.

Three Lives

Author:Gertrude Stein

Publisher:The Floating Press

ISBN:1775452360

Total Pages:231

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American writer Gertrude Stein was definitely decades ahead of her time. Injecting experimental and avant-garde elements into her work, she described her method as "literary cubism" -- an understandable goal for someone who was close friends with Picasso and many other important artists of the day. Although the collection Three Lives definitely pushes the literary envelope, the stories still manage to convey tender and engaging human portraits of three very different female protagonists.

The Polished Hoe

Author:Austin Clarke

Publisher:Dundurn.com

ISBN:088762815X

Total Pages:480

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Winner of the 2002 Scotiabank Giller Prize and of the 2003 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize: Best Book (Canada and the Caribbean) When an elderly Bimshire village woman calls the police to confess to a murder, the result is a shattering all-night vigil that brings together elements of the African diaspora in one epic sweep. Set on the post-colonial West Indian island of Bimshire in 1952, The Polished Hoe unravels over the course of 24 hours but spans the lifetime of one woman and the collective experience of a society informed by slavery. As the novel opens, Mary Mathilda is giving confession to Sargeant, a police officer she has known all her life. The man she claims to have murdered is Mr. Belfeels, the village plantation owner for whom she has worked for more than thirty years. Mary has also been Mr. Belfeels’ mistress for most of that time and is the mother of his only son, Wilberforce, a successful doctor. What transpires through Mary’s words and recollections is a deep meditation about the power of memory and the indomitable strength of the human spirit. Infused with Joycean overtones, this is a literary masterpiece that evokes the sensuality of the tropics and the tragic richness of Island culture.