The Crown of Thorns


Publisher:Xlibris Corporation


Total Pages:237



Books Description:

Poetic story of a man no-one expected him to become President especially the white people. Although he has half-black genes, he worked and achieved. I loved a man. He had black skin, His love was tender, serene. From him I gave birth to my Son, My Love My real soulful genes. His father called him Barack (the blessed). I left in pain after blessing him, Teaching . . . how to save innocents’ skin. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dr. Sylva Portoian is the winner of the Carnegie Price for Poetry, 2009

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The Cosmological Eye

Author:Henry Miller

Publisher:New Directions Publishing


Total Pages:384



Books Description:

This collection, first published by New Directions in 1939, contains a number of Henry Miller's most important shorter prose writings. They are taken from the Paris books Black Spring (1936) and Max and the White Phagocytes (1938) and were for the most part, written at about the satire time as Tropic of Capricorn—the period of Miller’s and Durrell’s life in the famous Villa Seurat in Paris. As is usual with Miller, these pieces cannot be tagged with the label of any given literary category. The unforgettable portrait of Max, the Paris drifter, and the probably-autobiographical Tailor Shop, are basically short stories, but even here the irrepressible vitality of Miller’s personality keeps breaking into the narrative. And in the critical and philosophical essays, the prose poems and surrealist fantasies, the travel sketches and scenarios, Miller’s passion for fiction, for telling the endless story of his extraordinary life, cannot be held down. Life, as no other modern author has lived it or can write it, bursts from these pages—the life of the mind and the body; of people, places and things; of ideas and the imagination.

Swapping Stories

Author:Carl Lindahl,Maida Owens,C. Renée Harvison

Publisher:Univ. Press of Mississippi


Total Pages:462



Books Description:

Here are more than two hundred oral tales from some of Louisiana's finest storytellers. In this comprehensive volume of great range are transcriptions of narratives in many genres, from diverse voices, and from all regions of the state. Told in settings ranging from the front porch to the festival stage, these tales proclaim the great vitality and variety of Louisiana's oral narrative traditions. Given special focus are Harold Talbert, Lonnie Gray, Bel Abbey, Ben Guiné, and Enola Matthews—whose wealth of imagination, memory, and artistry demonstrates the depth as well as the breadth of the storyteller's craft. For tales told in Cajun and Creole French, Koasati, and Spanish, the editors have supplied both the original language and English translation. To the volume Maida Owens has contributed an overview of Louisiana's folk culture and a survey of folklife studies of various regions of the state. Car Lindahl's introduction and notes discuss the various genres and styles of storytelling common in Louisiana and link them with the worldwide are of the folktale.

Veiled Adoration

Author:Gregory Hanson

Publisher:Hanson & Sons, Publisher


Total Pages:605



Books Description:

Veiled Adoration weaves a romantic tale of late twenty-somethings' yearning for love. Will a revelatory dream unite them?

Star Crossed: Taurus Eyes

Author:Bonnie Hearn Hill

Publisher:Running Press Adult


Total Pages:288



Books Description:

Having been accepted into the summer writing camp in Monterey, CA, Logan worked so hard for in Aries Rising, she is on her way to becoming a real published author! She needs to impress the camp’s instructor, Henry Jaffa, a renowned journalist, paranormal investigator, and fellow Aquarian, whom she hopes will see the promise in her writing and become her mentor. But when Logan is stuck writing about an obscure folk singer Sean Baylor, whose spirit is rumored to be haunting the quaint seaside town, she is not sure that she will be able to complete her assignment. Will Logan be able to utilize her knowledge of the planets to impress Henry Jaffa, work through her romantic tug-of-war with the camp brooding bad boy Jeremy, solve the mystery of Sean Baylor’s death, all while competing with the overachieving writers for the coveted spots in the camp’s anthology?

The Bat

Author:Mary Roberts Rinehart

Publisher:Simon and Schuster


Total Pages:171



Books Description:

For months, the city has lived in fear of the Bat. A master criminal hindered by neither scruple nor fear, he has stolen over one million dollars and left at least six men dead. The police are helpless, the newspapers know nothing—even the key figures of the city's underworld have no clue as to the identity of the Bat. He is a living embodiment of death itself, and he is coming to the countryside. There, he will encounter the only person who can stop him: adventurous sixty-five-year-old spinster Cornelia Van Gorder. Last in a long line of New York society royalty, Cornelia has found old age to be a bore, and is hungry for a bit of adventure. She's going to find it—in a lonely old country house where every shadow could be the Bat.

Lady Chatterley's Lover

Author:D.H. Lawrence

Publisher:McClelland & Stewart


Total Pages:289



Books Description:

E. L. James has nothing on D. H. Lawrence. The upper class Constance Chatterley is trapped in a marriage with a paraplegic and emotionally distant husband. She finds a release in a torrid affair with her gardener, through which she is able to discover the physical joy that is a necessary compliment to mental fulfillment. Because of the graphic nature of the content, the book was highly controversial and could not legally be published in England until 32 years after it was written, when it was the subject of an obscenity trial. It was also banned in several countries. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Lady Chatterleys Lover

Author:Lawrence D.H.

Publisher:Рипол Классик


Total Pages:360



Books Description:

"This ... text ... chronicles the affair between Constance Chatterley and the gamekeeper Mellors and includes the author's "A Propos of Lady Chatterley's Lover," his final thoughts on the male-female relationship in the modern world."


Author:Percy Bysshe Shelley

Publisher:The Floating Press


Total Pages:221



Books Description:

"Adonais" represents the height of artistic achievement for nineteenth-century Romantic poetry. Percy Bysshe Shelley's book-length elegy in the pastoral style mourns the loss of fellow poet John Keats in 495 remarkably accomplished lines. Shelley himself regarded "Adonais" as the best of his work, and the poem is a must-read for fans of the Romantic movement, or for anyone who has struggled with loss.

The Sheik

Author:Edith Maude Hull

Publisher:Good Press


Total Pages:212



Books Description:

"The Sheik" by Edith Maude Hull. 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.

The U.P. Trail: a Novel

Author:Zane Grey



Total Pages:123



Books Description:

A tale of romance and adventure involving the building of the Union Pacific railroad (otherwise called the U.P. Trail) through the eyes of the men erecting the line.

Lady Chatterley's Lover

Author:Lawrence D.H.

Publisher:Рипол Классик


Total Pages:316



Books Description:

This is the story of Lady Constance Chatterley, or ‘Connie’, her loveless marriage to Sir Clifford Chatterley, a man rendered both physically and emotionally crippled and impotent by the First World War, and her love affair with their gamekeeper, Mellors, a unique character who has deliberately retreated from opportunities for social and economic advancement and returned to his working class roots. The story is completely character-driven, which is why its grand themes of the immutability of the class divide, the dangers of championing the mind over the body and the fundamental human need for true ‘connexion’ with other human beings are almost never jarring.

The Affair of the Brains

Author:Anthony Gilmore

Publisher:Prabhat Prakashan


Total Pages:N.A



Books Description:

THOUGH it is seldom nowadays that Earthmen hear mention of Hawk Carse, there are still places in the universe where his name retains all its old magic. These are the lonely outposts of the farthest planets, and here when the outlanders gather to yarn the idle hours away their tales conjure up from the past that raw, lusty period before the patrol-ships came, and the slender adventurer, gray-eyed and with queer bangs of hair obscuring his forehead, whose steely will, phenomenal ray-gun draw and reckless space-ship maneuverings combined to make him the period's most colorful figure. These qualities of his live again in the outlanders' reminiscences and also of course his score of blood-feuds and the one great feud that shook whole worlds in its final terrible settling—the feud of Hawk Carse and Dr. Ku Sui.

The Gypsy Queen's Vow

Author:May Fleming



Total Pages:413



Books Description:

"The Gypsy Queen's Vow" by May Agnes Fleming. 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.

Sylvia’s Lovers

Author:Gaskell E.C.

Publisher:Рипол Классик


Total Pages:N.A



Books Description:

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell was an English novelist, biographer, and short story writer. Sylvia's Lovers is set in the period of French Revolutionary Wars, in the remote whaling-port of Monkshaven where the sea dominates the lives of the inhabitants. This is a story of a young woman caught between the attractions of two very different men. One of them is a whaling harpooner named Charley Kinraid, whose charm and vivacity have captured the heart of Sylvia Robson. However, Sylvia's devoted cousin, Philip Hepburn, hopes to marry her himself.

The Rescue

Author:Conrad J.

Publisher:Рипол Классик


Total Pages:474



Books Description:

Civil war rages between the native tribes of the Malay straits. Captain Tim Wingard sides with the Rajah Hassim. An English yacht blunders into this confusion and runs aground. When Wingard goes aboard to offer assistance, the crew gives him insolence, not gratitude. He prepares to leave...then sees a woman. She captivates him, literally holds him spellbound. It is a spell that soon wrecks all his hopes and leads to the failure of the important cause to which he is bound.

Sylvia's Lovers

Author:Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

Publisher:Graphic Arts Books


Total Pages:448



Books Description:

Set in a coastal English town during the early phases of the Napoleonic Wars in the 1790s, Sylvia’s Lovers follows the complicated love life of a young woman. Sylvia Robson lives a very happy life with her parents on a farm. Her cousin, a kind but dull Quaker man named Philip, loves her dearly, but Sylvia’s heart is captured by a handsome sailor named Charlie. As they grow closer, Charlie and Sylvia become secretly engaged. However, when Charlie is forced into enlisting in the Navy, he tells Philip, who witnesses the event, about their engagement and asks him to give Sylvia a message. Jealous and heartbroken, Philip decides not to tell Sylvia what happened. After a while, Sylvia assumes that Charlie’s abrupt disappearance must mean that he had died. Filled with sorrow, Philip helps Sylvia through her mourning. Thankful for his support, Sylvia decides to marry Philip and together they have a daughter. They live a happy life together until the inevitable happens—Charlie returns. After hearing Charlie’s story, Sylvia is enraged and rejects Philip, kicking him out of their house. He becomes desperate to redeem himself, though Sylvia is deeply hurt by the manipulation and betrayal, feeling unable to forgive him. However, as she reunites with Charlie, entertaining the idea of the two living their life together as planned, something feels off. Realizing that both she and Charlie have changed, Sylvia is conflicted as her choices each feel wrong in different ways. As the Napoleonic wars rage on, tensions grow as Sylvia tries to decide between her lovers. Featuring beautiful and dramatic prose, Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell is a powerful and moving piece of literature. Though it is lesser known than some of her other work, Gaskell’s mastery shines through with the novel’s incredible heart and interesting and authentic depictions of working-class characters. With themes of love and sacrifice, Sylvia’s Lovers continues to reach even modern-day audiences. This edition of Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell is now presented in an easy-to-read font and features a striking new cover design. With these accommodations, modern audiences are provided a lavish and accessible reading experience.

A Strange Disappearance

Author:Anna Katharine Green,Sheba Blake

Publisher:Sheba Blake Publishing


Total Pages:106



Books Description:

"Talking of sudden disappearances the one you mention of Hannah in that Leavenworth case of ours, is not the only remarkable one which has come under my direct notice. Indeed, I know of another that in some respects, at least, surpasses that in points of interest, and if you will promise not to inquire into the real names of the parties concerned, as the affair is a secret, I will relate you my experience regarding it." Anna Green was an early 20th century novelist. She was one of the first authors to write detective stories in America. Her stories are known for their well thought out plots and their legal accuracy. Although Green wrote in a genre previously dominated by men she did n think much of feminists and opposed women's suffrage. Her second novel A Strange Disappearance was published in 1880.