The Crown of Thorns

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La société des parents d’Alex est au bord de la faillite. Heureusement, un célèbre milliardaire propose de la sauver. Mais il a une condition : pendant trois ans, Alex devra se faire passer pour la fiancée de son fils, Daniel. M. Kerrington espère ainsi changer l’image sulfureuse de Daniel, coureur de jupon invétéré. Or, Alex a toutes les raisons de refuser. Elle connaît déjà Daniel, et ils se détestent. Elle a des sentiments pour le beau Nate. Et puis... comment ses parents peuvent-ils oser lui demander ça ? Réticente, Alex finit pourtant par accepter. Et, contre toute attente, elle commence à éprouver un amour sincère pour Daniel, malgré les paparazzis, les insultes, et les infidélités. Mais la mort du père d’Alex va tout bouleverser...

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Romantic Drama

Author:Gerald Gillespie

Publisher:John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN:9027277117

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In Romantic Drama, three dozen comparatists join forces for a supranational, crosscultural reexamination of the deep paradigm shifts appearing around the start of the nineteenth century which revolutionized drama as a literary art within the enormous civilization constituted by Europe and her overseas extensions. Romantic pronouncements on the canon and poetics of drama, the symptomatic subject-matters treated by Romantic playwrights, the structural means by which they expressed their view of the world, and regional peculiarities are illuminated from multiple perspectives. The volume aspires to skirt the pitfalls of simplistic genetic or teleological thinking. It does not treat Romanticism as a limited “period” dominated by some construed singular master-ethos or dialectic; rather, it follows the literary patterns and dynamics of Romanticism as a flow of interactive currents across geocultural frontiers. Finally, this involves recognizing the Romantic heritage in literary phenomena reaching into our own times. Thus the Romantic celebration of imagination, creation of a theater of the mind, experience of intertextuality, dissolving of generic boundaries, and embrace of “myth” as a challenge to older “history” figure among the important topics, as do Romantic foreshadowings of Symbolist, Existentialist, and Absurdist drama. SPECIAL OFFER: 30% discount for a complete set order (5 vols.).The Romanticism series in the Comparative History of Literatures in European Languages is the result of a remarkable international collaboration. The editorial team coordinated the efforts of over 100 experts from more than two dozen countries to produce five independently conceived, yet interrelated volumes that show not only how Romanticism developed and spread in its principal European homelands and throughout the New World, but also the ways in which the affected literatures in reaction to Romanticism have redefined themselves on into Modernism. A glance at the index of each volume quickly reveals the extraordinary richness of the series’ total contents. Romantic Irony sets the broader experimental parameters of comparison by concentrating on the myriad expressions of “irony” as one of the major impulses in the Romantic philosophical and artistic revolution, and by combining cross-cultural and interdisciplinary studies with special attention also to literatures in less widely diffused language streams. Romantic Drama traces creative innovations that deeply altered the understanding of genre at large, fed popular imagination through vehicles like the opera, and laid the foundations for a modernist theater of the absurd. Romantic Poetry demonstrates deep patterns and a sharing of crucial themes of the revolutionary age which underlie the lyrical expression that flourished in so many languages and environments. Nonfictional Romantic Prose assists us in coping with the vast array of writings from the personal and intimate sphere to modes of public discourse, including Romanticism’s own self-commentary in theoretical statements on the arts, society, life, the sciences, and more. Nor are the discursive dimensions of imaginative literature neglected in the closing volume, Romantic Prose Fiction, where the basic Romantic themes and story types (the romance, novel, novella, short story, and other narrative forms) are considered throughout Europe and the New World. This enormous realm is seen not just in terms of Romantic theorizing, but in the light of the impact of Romantic ideas and narration on later generations. As an aid to readers, the introduction to Romantic Prose Fiction explains the relationships among the volumes in the series and carries a listing of their tables of contents in an appendix. No other series exists comparable to these volumes which treat the entirety of Romanticism as a cultural happening across the whole breadth of the “Old” and “New” Worlds and thus render a complex picture of European spiritual strivings in the late eighteenth and the nineteenth centuries, a heritage still very close to our age.

Perfect Illusions

Author:Pipit Chie

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Elvina menyembunyikan sesuatu yang besar dari Rafael, hal yang membuat wanita itu memutuskan untuk menetap di Kuala Lumpur dan tidak pernah kembali ke Jakarta. Hingga pada suatu ketika, sebuah pekerjaan memaksa Elvina menginjak tanah airnya. Ia pulang dengan membawa sebuah rahasia bernama Rasya. Rafael merasa pernah bertemu Elvina sebelumnya, tapi tidak mampu mengingatnya. Namun, ketika pria itu menatap sepasang wajah polos yang mirip dengannya, Rafael yakin ada sesuatu yang Elvina rahasiakan darinya. Apa yang akan Rafael lakukan untuk membuat Elvina jujur padanya? Dan apa akan Rafael lakukan saat wajah polos yang tampan itu memanggilnya dengan sebutan 'Om Rafa'?

Great Facts

Author:Frederick C. Bakewell

Publisher:Good Press

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"Great Facts" by Frederick C. Bakewell. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Modern Coin Magic

Author:J. B. Bobo

Publisher:Read Books Ltd

ISBN:1447499026

Total Pages:956

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Originally published in 1952, this classic guidebook provides a complete treatise on sleight of hand coin conjuring, making an excellent companion for those who want to impress and entertain with some classic magic tricks. Complete with instructional diagrams, it explains a variety of coin act techniques, including vanishing, sleeving and cuffing. The final chapter helps you to prepare the routine for your coin magic performance. Contents include: Preface; J. B. Bobo; Acknowledgments; Prologue - of Coins and Conjuring; 1 Coin Concealments; 2 Basic Technique; 3 Coin Vanishes; 4 Complete Coin Vanishes; 5 Quick Tricks; 6 Cuffing; 7 The Art of Sleeving; 8 Coins Across; 9 Coin Classics; 10 Coin Boxes; 11 Trick Coin Trickery; 12 Shell and Folding Half; 13 Stage Coin Magic; 14 The Miser’s Dream; 15 The Stanley Collins Section, 16 Routines. We are republishing this rare work in a modern, high quality, and affordable edition, complete with a newly written introduction and reproductions of the original illustrations.

Philosophy of Mystery

Author:Walter Cooper Dendy

Publisher:Read Books Ltd

ISBN:1528767837

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“Philosophy of Mystery” by Walter Cooper Dendy is an 1845 work that looks at such subjects as spiritualism, demonology, telepathy, and prophesy in the light of contemporary science. Contents include: “The Challenge”, “Nature and Motives of Ghosts”, “Prophecy of Spectres”, “Illusion of Spectres”, “Fantasy from Mental Association”, “Fantasy from Cerebral Excitement”, “Poetic Fantasy, or Phrensy”, “Fantasy from Sympathy with the Brain”, “Mysterious Forms and Signs”, “Analysis and Classification of Spectral Illusion”, etc. This fascinating volume offers an insight into the Victorian obsession with the supernatural, and is not to be missed by those with an interest in the paranormal. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork.

Unmanned

Author:William M. Arkin

Publisher:Little, Brown

ISBN:0316323365

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UNMANNED is an in-depth examination of why seemingly successful wars never seem to end. The problem centers on drones, now accumulated in the thousands, the front end of a spying and killing machine that is disconnected from either security or safety. Drones, however, are only part of the problem. William Arkin shows that security is actually undermined by an impulse to gather as much data as possible, the appetite and the theory both skewed towards the notion that no amount is too much. And yet the very endeavor of putting fewer human in potential danger places everyone in greater danger. Wars officially end, but the Data Machine lives on forever. Throughout his career, Arkin has exposed powerful secrets of so-called national security and intelligence. Now he continues that tradition. The most alarming book about warfare in years, UNMANNED is essential reading for anyone who cares about the future of mankind.

AKASHVANI

Author:Publications Division (India),New Delhi

Publisher:Publications Division (India),New Delhi

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"Akashvani" (English ) is a programme journal of ALL INDIA RADIO ,it was formerly known as The Indian Listener.It used to serve the listener as a bradshaw of broadcasting ,and give listener the useful information in an interesting manner about programmes, who writes them,take part in them and produce them along with photographs of performing artists. It also contains the information of major changes in the policy and service of the organisation. The Indian Listener (fortnightly programme journal of AIR in English) published by The Indian State Broadcasting Service,Bombay ,started on 22 december, 1935 and was the successor to the Indian Radio Times in english, which was published beginning in July 16 of 1927. From 22 August ,1937 onwards, it used to published by All India Radio,New Delhi.In 1950,it was turned into a weekly journal. Later,The Indian listener became "Akashvani" (English ) in January 5, 1958. It was made a fortnightly again on July 1,1983. NAME OF THE JOURNAL: AKASHVANI LANGUAGE OF THE JOURNAL: English DATE,MONTH & YEAR OF PUBLICATION: PERIODICITY OF THE JOURNAL: Weekly NUMBER OF PAGES: VOLUME NUMBER: Vol. XXIII, No. BROADCAST PROGRAMME SCHEDULE PUBLISHED(PAGE NOS): ARTICLE: AUTHOR: KEYWORDS: Document ID:

Medea, Magic, and Modernity in France

Author:Amy Wygant

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1317098986

Total Pages:228

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Bringing together the previously disparate fields of historical witchcraft, reception history, poetics, and psychoanalysis, this innovative study shows how the glamour of the historical witch, a spell that she cast, was set on a course, over a span of three hundred years from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries, to become a generally broadcast glamour of appearance. Something that a woman does, that is, became something that she has. The antique heroine Medea, witch and barbarian, infamous poisoner, infanticide, regicide, scourge of philanderers, and indefatigable traveller, serves as the vehicle of this development. Revived on the stage of modernity by La Péruse in the sixteenth century, Corneille in the seventeenth, and the operatic composer Cherubini in the eighteenth, her stagecraft and her witchcraft combine, author Amy Wygant argues, to stun her audience into identifying with her magic and making it their own. In contrast to previous studies which have relied upon contemporary printed sources in order to gauge audience participation in and reaction to early modern theater, Wygant argues that psychoanalytic thought about the behavior of groups can be brought to bear on the question of "what happened" when the early modern witch was staged. This cross-disciplinary study reveals the surprising early modern trajectory of our contemporary obsession with magic. Medea figures the movement of culture in history, and in the mirror of the witch on the stage, a mirror both appealing and appalling, our own cultural performances are reflected. It concludes with an analysis of Diderot's claim that the historical process itself is magical, and with the moment in Revolutionary France when the slight and fragile body of the golden-throated singer, Julie-Angélique Scio, became a Medea for modernity: not a witch or a child-murderess, but, as all the press reviews insist, a woman.

THE INDIAN LISTENER

Author:All India Radio (AIR),New Delhi

Publisher:All India Radio (AIR),New Delhi

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The Indian Listener (fortnightly programme journal of AIR in English) published by The Indian State Broadcasting Service,Bombay ,started on 22 December, 1935 and was the successor to the Indian Radio Times in english, which was published beginning in July 16 of 1927. From 22 August ,1937 onwards, it was published by All India Radio,New Delhi.From July 3 ,1949,it was turned into a weekly journal. Later,The Indian listener became "Akashvani" in January 5, 1958. It was made a fortnightly again on July 1,1983. It used to serve the listener as a bradshaw of broadcasting ,and give listener the useful information in an interesting manner about programmes,who writes them,take part in them and produce them along with photographs of performing artists. It also contains the information of major changes in the policy and service of the organisation. NAME OF THE JOURNAL: The Indian Listener LANGUAGE OF THE JOURNAL: English DATE,MONTH & YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 10-09-1950 PERIODICITY OF THE JOURNAL: Weekly NUMBER OF PAGES: 48 VOLUME NUMBER: Vol. XV. No. 37. BROADCAST PROGRAMME SCHEDULE PUBLISHED(PAGE NOS): 16-43 ARTICLE: 1. Marathi Theatre 2. Gonds of Madhya Pradesh 3. The Delhi Agreement and After 4. Recent Scientific Researches in Fuel AUTHOR: 1. P. K. Atre 2. Dr. Inderjeet Singh 3. Wajed Ali 4. Prof. V. Gopalan Iyer KEYWORDS: 1. Marathi stage, Vishnudas Bhave, Annasaheb Kirloskar 2. Gond art and craft, Aaeen-i-Akbari, Maria 3. Nehru-Liaquat Pact, Interim Trade Agreement, Abducted women 4. Fuel Research Institute, Fuel Technology Department in B.H.U., Coal from Giridh and Jharia Document ID: INL-1950 (J-D) Vol-III (13)

Iconic Power

Author:J. Alexander,D. Bartmanski,B. Giesen,Dominik Bartma?ski

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:1137012862

Total Pages:262

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A collection of original articles that explore social aspects of the phenomenon of icon. Having experienced the benefits and realized the limitations of so called 'linguistic turn', sociology has recently acknowledged a need to further expand its horizons.

Doctor Thorne

Author:Anthony Trollope

Publisher:OUP Oxford

ISBN:019163980X

Total Pages:544

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'Frank has but one duty before him. He must marry money.' The squire of Greshamsbury has fallen on hard times, and it is incumbent on his son Frank to make a good marriage. But Frank loves the doctor's niece, Mary Thorne, a girl with no money and mysterious parentage. He faces a terrible dilemma: should he save the estate, or marry the girl he loves? Mary, too, has to battle her feelings, knowing that marrying Frank would ruin his family and fly in the face of his mother's opposition. Her pride is matched by that of her uncle, Dr Thorne, who has to decide whether to reveal a secret that would resolve Frank's difficulty, or to uphold the innate merits of his own family heritage. The character of Dr Thorne reflects Trollope's own contradictory feelings about the value of tradition and the need for change. His subtle portrayal, and the comic skill and gentle satire with which the story is developed, are among the many pleasures of this delightful novel. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Henry Irving's Impressions of America

Author:Joseph Hatton

Publisher:Good Press

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Queen Lucia

Author:Edward Frederic Benson

Publisher:Good Press

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"Queen Lucia" by Edward Frederic Benson. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Memory and Imagination in Film

Author:P. Lombardo

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:1137319437

Total Pages:244

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Inspired by Baudelaire's art criticism and contemporary theories of emotions, and developing a new aesthetic approach based on the idea that memory and imagination are strongly connected, Lombardo analyzes films by Scorsese, Lynch, Jarmusch and Van Sant as imaginative uses of the history of cinema as well as of other media.

The Island Deception

Author:Dan Koboldt

Publisher:HarperCollins

ISBN:0062659081

Total Pages:352

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Continuing the exciting adventures from The Rogue Retrieval, The Island Deception blends fun and mystery into a brilliant new portal fantasy from Dan Koboldt. What happens in Las Vegas stays in Las Vegas. But what happens after you step through a portal to another world, well… For stage magician Quinn Bradley, he thought his time in Alissia was over. He’d done his job for the mysterious company CASE Global Enterprises, and now his name is finally on the marquee of one of the biggest Vegas casinos. And yet, for all the accolades, he definitely feels something is missing. He can create the most amazing illusions on Earth, but he’s also tasted true power. Real magic. He misses it. Luckily—or not—CASE Global is not done with him, and they want him to go back. The first time, he was tasked with finding a missing researcher. Now, though, he has another task: Help take Richard Holt down. It’s impossible to be in Vegas and not be a gambler. And while Quinn might not like his odds—a wyvern nearly ate him the last time he was in Alissia—if he plays his cards right, he might be able to aid his friends. He also might learn how to use real magic himself.

Brecht at the Opera

Author:Joy H. Calico

Publisher:Univ of California Press

ISBN:0520942817

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From an award-winning author, the first thorough examination of the important influence of opera on Brecht’s writings. Brecht at the Opera looks at the German playwright's lifelong ambivalent engagement with opera. An ardent opera lover in his youth, Brecht later denounced the genre as decadent and irrelevant to modern society even as he continued to work on opera projects throughout his career. He completed three operas and attempted two dozen more with composers such as Kurt Weill, Paul Hindemith, Hanns Eisler, and Paul Dessau. Joy H. Calico argues that Brecht's simultaneous work on opera and Lehrstück in the 1920s generated the new concept of audience experience that would come to define epic theater, and that his revisions to the theory of Gestus in the mid-1930s are reminiscent of nineteenth-century opera performance practices of mimesis.

Ring Game

Author:Pete Hautman

Publisher:Open Road Media

ISBN:1480406236

Total Pages:420

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To save a friend’s daughter from a bad marriage, Joe Crow confronts cultists, carnies, and cocaine wackos Poker-playing ex-cop Joe Crow has been dealt some rotten hands in his life, but he’s survived them all. When Axel Speeter starts begging for help, Crow suspects his luck is about to run out. A taco-dealing former poker pro, Speeter’s worried about his girlfriend’s daughter Carmen. She’s the sexiest trouble magnet the state of Omaha has ever seen, and she’s about to drag Crow down with her. Carmen has just gotten engaged to Hyatt Hilton, a onetime drug pusher who’s currently scratching out a living selling bootlegged Evian. Speeter wants Crow to make sure he’s staying on the straight-and-narrow. And it looks like Hilton’s involved in something much more dangerous than designer water. He’s about to cross the Amaranthine Church of the One—a New Age cult convinced that it’s found the secret to immortality, and doesn’t mind killing to prove it.