Download Persona Non Grata: A Novel of the Roman Empire by Ruth Downie PDF

By Ruth Downie

At lengthy final, Gaius Petreius Ruso and his better half, Tilla, are headed domestic to Gaul. yet with Tilla getting icy greetings from Ruso's kin, a friend having mysteriously drowned at sea, and the entire Ruso family teetering at the fringe of financial ruin, it truly is not easy to visualize an unhappier reunion. that's, till Severus, the family's leader creditor, lands up lifeless, and the genuine hassle begins...

Engrossing, difficult, and-as always-wonderfully comedian, Ruth Downie's most up-to-date is a superb new installment during this impossible to resist series.

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Download Beckett/Philosophy by Matthew Feldman PDF

By Matthew Feldman

"Beckett feedback has been vastly more advantageous, and infrequently chastened, by means of genetic scholarship, as this anthology... attests."--Andre Furlani, Modernism/Modernity

"This selection of essays... represents the main entire research of Beckett's dating to philosophy in print, how philosophical matters, conundrums, and subject matters play out amid narrative intricacies. the amount is therefore either an astonishingly entire evaluation and a chain of distinct readings of the intersection among philosophical texts and Samuel Beckett's oeuvre, provided via a plurality of voices and bookended by way of an ancient creation and a thematic conclusion."--S. E. Gontarski, Journal of Beckett Studies

"Helps us to think about not just how Beckett made use of philosophy yet how his personal concept could be understood philosophically."--Anthony Uhlmann, collage of Western Sydney

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Download Royal Road to Fotheringhay by Jean Plaidy PDF

By Jean Plaidy

The haunting tale of the beautiful—and tragic—Mary, Queen of Scots, as simply mythical novelist Jean Plaidy may write it

Mary Stuart grew to become Queen of Scotland on the smooth age of six days outdated. Her French-born mom, the Queen Regent, knew instantly that the child queen will be a susceptible pawn within the strength fight among Scotland’s clans and nobles. So Mary was once despatched clear of the land of her start and raised within the subtle and glittering courtroom of France. surprisingly tall and narrow, a author of song and poetry, Mary used to be celebrated all through Europe for her good looks and mind. Married in her children to the Dauphin François, she might turn into not just Queen of Scotland yet Queen of France besides. yet Mary’s happiness was once short-lived. Her husband, regularly sickly, died after basically years at the throne, and there has been no position for Mary within the court docket of the hot king. on the age of twenty, she lower back to Scotland, a spot she slightly knew.

Once domestic, the Queen of Scots chanced on she used to be a stranger in her personal nation. She spoke in basic terms French and was once a religious Catholic in a land of stern Presbyterians. Her state was once managed via a quarrelsome crew of lords, together with her illegitimate part brother, the Earl of Moray, and via John Knox, a fire-and-brimstone Calvinist preacher, who denounced the younger queen as a Papist and a whore. Mary finally remarried, hoping to discover a loving best friend within the Scottish Lord Darnley. yet Darnley proved violent and untrustworthy. while he died mysteriously, suspicion fell on Mary. In haste, she married Lord Bothwell, the top suspect in her husband’s homicide, a circulation that outraged all of Scotland. whilst her nobles rose opposed to her, the disgraced Queen of Scots fled to England, hoping to be taken in by means of her cousin Elizabeth I. yet Mary’s flight from Scotland led to not protection, yet to Fotheringhay Castle...

“Plaidy excels at mixing historical past with romance and drama.” —New York Times

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Download POLITICS AND HISTORY IN WILLIAM GOLDING: THE WORLD TURNED by Paul Crawford PDF

By Paul Crawford

Politics and heritage in William Golding offers a miles wanted politicized and historicized studying of William Golding's novels as a counter to past, universalizing feedback. Paul Crawford argues that an knowing of wonderful and carnivalesque modes in Golding's paintings is key if we're to understand totally his interrogation of twentieth-century lifestyles.

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Download Time and the Moment in Victorian Literature and Society by Sue Zemka PDF

By Sue Zemka

Unexpected alterations, possibilities or revelations have continuously carried a different importance in western tradition, from the Greek and later the Christian kairos to Evangelical stories of conversion. This attention-grabbing publication explores the ways that England, lower than the impression of industrializing forces and elevated precision in assessing the passing of time, connected significance to moments and occasions that compress nice importance into small devices of time. Sue Zemka questions the significance that modernity invests in non permanent occasions, from faith to aesthetics and philosophy. She argues for a pressure in Victorian and early smooth novels severe of the values the age invested in moments of time, and means that such novels additionally supply a correction to modern tradition and feedback, with its emphasis at the non permanent occasion as an supplier of swap.

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Download The Far Side of the World (Vol. Book 10) (Aubrey Maturin by Patrick O'Brian PDF

By Patrick O'Brian

The foundation for the main new movie starring Russell Crowe.The conflict of 1812 maintains, and Jack Aubrey units path for Cape Horn on a undertaking after his personal center: intercepting a robust American frigate outward absolute to play havoc with the British whaling exchange. Stephen Maturin has fish of his personal to fry on this planet of mystery intelligence. catastrophe in quite a few guises awaits them within the nice South Sea and within the some distance reaches of the Pacific: typhoons, castaways, shipwrecks, homicide, and felony madness.

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