Mightiest of ocean liners, "Titanic" lies over two miles down in the North Atlantic. In her hold, perhaps the only amount anywhere of an incredibly rare substance which could make the free world invulnerable to foreign attack forever.
Joe, the hero of this novel, is aged six. He lives in Fashion Street in the East End of London, and one day in a street market he finds a unicorn. It is a sick, small unicorn, wich to other people might look like a kid, but there is no doubt in Joe's mind about its true identity. It thinks nothing of carrying him to Africa and back in a morning and it soon shows signs of being able to grant wishes.
Douglas Wixson's introduction to this new edition of Conroy's classic provides biographical information on the aspects of Conroy's life that influenced his writings, explores the socialist movement of the 1930s, and examines the critical reaction to the novel, showing why The Disinherited has endured both as historical document and as fiction.
"A column of smoke rose thin and straight from the cabin chimney. The smoke was blue where it left the red of the clay…”.
Arnold Krupat argues that the literary expression of the indigenous peoples of the United States has claims on us to more than marginal attention. Demonstrating a firm grasp of both literary history and contemporary critical theory, he situates Indian literature, traditional and modern, in a variety of contexts and categories. His extensive knowledge of the history and current theory of ethnography recommends the book to anthropologists and folklorists as well as to students and teachers of literature, both canonical and noncanonical.
The Devil Tree is a tale that combines the existential emptiness of Camuss The Stranger with the universe of international playboys, violence, and murder of Patricia Highsmiths The Talented Mr. Ripley.
The Star Rover is a novel by American writer Jack London published in 1915 (published in the United Kingdom as The Jacket). It is a story of reincarnation.A framing story is told in the first person by Darrell Standing, a university professor serving life imprisonment in San Quentin State Prison for murder. Prison officials try to break his spirit by means of a torture device called "the jacket," a canvas jacket which can be tightly laced so as to compress the whole body, inducing angina.
This volume includes the three books of The Heart of Jade trilogy.
A collection of classical and present day authors done in English.
More than 25 of Herman Melville's writings.
Master of suspense Mary Kubica takes readers on a taut and twisted thrill ride that builds to a stunning conclusion and shows that no matter how fast and far we run, the past always catches up with us.
McManus, a brilliant humorist, is the author of a monthly humor column for Outdoor Life; this volume collects some of those pieces.
A rich magical, erotic, apocalyptic, labyrinthine novel.
This erotic novel first published 1954, in France, is an authentic literary experience.
This book is Mark Harris at the top of his form, writing with a wit and bite and irony that sets him alongside such as Philip Roth and John Irving.
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