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Life Ruins

By Danuta Kot
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1471175928
  • Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 492
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‘Will suck you in from the first page’ Stephen Booth, author of Fall Down Dead This is Broadchurch meets The Missing – hard-hitting, pacey and with modern social issues at its heart. In a small northern town, girls are disappearing. You won’t see it in the papers and the police aren’t taking any notice, but the clues are there if you know where to look. Becca sees that something is wrong, but she’s been labelled ‘difficult’ thanks to her troubled past. So when a girl is so savagely beaten she can’t be identified, and Becca claims she knows who she is, no one will believe her. With the police refusing to listen, Becca digs for evidence that will prove what she is saying. But her search for justice will put herself and those closest to her in danger – and once she finds the truth, will anyone even listen? WHY READERS LOVE LIFE RUINS . . . 'A powerful, thought-provoking story, which perfectly evokes the bleak Yorkshire landscape . . . a vital read for any crime fan' Kate Rhodes, author of Ruin Beach ‘One crime thriller that mustn't be missed’ Amazon reader 'Life Ruins has all the elements I love in a novel – complex characters, an insidious underlying menace, and haunting landscapes. This dark story will suck you in from the first page' Stephen Booth, author of Fall Down Dead ‘Poignant about the lives of people who struggle against grief, loneliness, abuse or hardship in their lives . . . A terrifically good read’ Amazon reader 'Explores real issues, from the perspective of real, damaged people, and told with a real warmth and understanding. Danuta Kot raises the bar for all crime writers' Michael Jecks, author of Pilgrim's War ‘A real belter of a book. There isn't a minute to catch your breath. Tension, suspense, mystery, it's almost supernatural. Highly recommended’ Amazon reader

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This book is to remind you that raging storms come in different aspects, bearing distractions with life alterations. No matter how settled family structures appear to be, just know it’s all in your response. The response you give to your storm determines your aftermath process. Your response once your life’s storm hits your landfall—your household—can create more destruction than what the storm originally released. Therefore, I’ve penned out my story with the hope of assisting the readers rebuild from the aftermath of life’s ruins created from the storm of life.

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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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  • Pages : 290
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‘Dickens and America’ has been amply studied, his no less important relationship to Italy much less so, despite his friend Forster's assertion that his long stay in Genoa represented ‘the turning-point of his career.’ This book, arising from a major conference held in Genoa in 2007, attempts to redress the balance, focusing primarily on Dickens's two major writings about Italy—the travel book Pictures from Italy of 1845, and Part Two of his great novel Little Dorrit of 1855–7. It falls into six sections: the first concerns Dickens's enjoyment of leisure for the first time in his life in Italy; the second, his response to the visual attractions of Italy, both natural and artistic; the third, his political stance about Italy in the period of the Risorgimento; the fourth, his preoccupation with death and decay in what he saw and experienced in Italy; the fifth, his representation of ‘Italianness’ in Little Dorrit and elsewhere; and the sixth, his relation to modern and contemporary writers about Italy. It thus aims to fill a vital gap in Dickens studies.

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  • Publisher : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
  • Isbn : 3847013157
  • Pages : 249
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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This volume shows how highly conscious Dickens was of words – of their meaning of course, and of the ideas they conjured up, but also of their very substance, texture, plasticity, visuality, and resonance, as well as their interactions with other words, and with their cultural environment. Each keyword is treated not as a semantic unit with a fixed meaning but rather as a flexible linguistic construct. Some keywords are just a word, a characteristic or even idiosyncratic lexical unit; some are treated as a load-bearing conceptual category or theme; some disintegrate into noise, complicating readers' assumptions about what a keyword must be. The focus shifts from "word" at micro- to macro-levels of signification, at times denoting wider cultural usage. Dynamic relations, oppositions, correlations and overlappings result from these individualized reading journeys, creating unforeseen and rich systems of meaning.

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By Charles Dickens
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  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Isbn : EAN:8596547008804
  • Pages : 4082
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 127
  • File Pdf: dickens-for-christmas.pdf

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This unique and meticulously edited Christmas collection includes: A Christmas Carol_x000D_ The Chimes _x000D_ Oliver Twist_x000D_ A Christmas Tree _x000D_ David Copperfield_x000D_ Little Dorrit _x000D_ The Cricket on the Hearth_x000D_ The Battle of Life _x000D_ The Haunted Man _x000D_ What Christmas Is As We Grow Older _x000D_ The Poor Relation's Story _x000D_ The Child's Story_x000D_ The Schoolboy's Story_x000D_ Nobody's Story _x000D_ The Seven Poor Travellers _x000D_ The Holly-Tree _x000D_ The Wreck of the Golden Mary _x000D_ The Perils of Certain English Prisoners _x000D_ A House to Let _x000D_ The Haunted House _x000D_ A Message From the Sea _x000D_ Tom Tiddler's Ground _x000D_ Somebody's Luggage _x000D_ Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings _x000D_ Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy _x000D_ Doctor Marigold's Prescriptions _x000D_ Mugby Junction _x000D_ No Thoroughfare_x000D_ Great Expectations_x000D_ The Pickwick Papers_x000D_

Italian Politics and Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Culture

By Cove Patricia Cove
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  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Isbn : 1474447279
  • Pages : 200
  • Category :
  • Reads : 594
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A transnational approach to Risorgimento culture's contentious and exhilarating nation-building enterpriseKey FeaturesRe-imagines the parameters and duration of the relationship between the Risorgimento and British culture to revitalise critical engagement with the political dimension of nineteenth-century Anglo-Italian studiesMaps the emergence and evolution of major nineteenth-century forms and genres according to the reverberations of Italian politics that shaped the literary landscapeCovers a wide range of diverse sources, including fiction, poetry and polemical and journalistic non-fiction prose, adding to an existing critical debate focused on poetryRethinks nineteenth-century British political debates surrounding liberalism, the nation and the rights of citizens and refugees in light of the seismic geopolitical shift of Italian unificationCrossing borders, political divides and genres, this book examines the intersections among literary works by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Mary Shelley and Wilkie Collins, journalism, parliamentary records and pamphlets, to establish Britain's imaginative investment in the seismic geopolitical realignment of Italian unification.Revitalising critical narratives surrounding the mutually constitutive Anglo-Italian relationship, Cove argues that forging a new state demands both making and unmaking; as the Risorgimento re-mapped Europe's geopolitical reality, it also reframed how the British saw themselves, their politics and their place within Europe.

Autoethnography and Feminist Theory at the Water's Edge

By Sonja Boon,Lesley Butler,Daze Jefferies
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 3319908294
  • Pages : 146
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 754
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This book takes an intimate, collaborative, interdisciplinary autoethnographic approach that both emphasizes the authors’ entangled relationships with the more-than-human, and understands the land and sea-scapes of Newfoundland as integral to their thinking, theorizing, and writing. The authors draw on feminist, trans, queer, critical race, Indigenous, decolonial, and posthuman theories in order to examine the relationships between origins, memories, place, identities, bodies, pasts, and futures. The chapters address a range of concerns, among them love, memory, weather, bodies, vulnerability, fog, myth, ice, desire, hauntings, and home. Autoethnography and Feminist Theory at the Water’s Edge will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines including gender studies, cultural geography, folklore, and anthropology, as well as those working in autoethnography, life writing, and island studies.

50+ Masterpieces of Detective Fiction You Have to Read Before You Die. Illustrated

By Edgar Allan Poe,Charles Dickens,Gilbert Keith Chesterton,Arthur Conan Doyle
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  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Isbn : PKEY:SMP2200000096821
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 988
  • File Pdf: 50-masterpieces-of-detective-fiction-you-have-to-read-before-you-die-illustrated.pdf

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50+ Masterpieces of Detective Fiction You Have to Read Before You Die: Hunted Down by Charles Dickens, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle, The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe, The Blue Cross by Gilbert Keith Chesterton (illustrated) 1. The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe; 2. Hunted Down by Charles Dickens; 3. The Blue Cross by Gilbert Keith Chesterton; 4. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle.

Little Dorrit. Riches

By Dickens C.
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Isbn : 5521060685
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 900
  • File Pdf: little-dorrit-riches.pdf

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When Arthur Clennam returns to England after many years abroad, he takes a kindly interest in Amy Dorrit, his mother's seamstress, and in the affairs of Amy's father, William Dorrit, a man of shabby grandeur, long imprisoned for debt in Marshalsea prison. As Arthur soon discovers, the dark shadow of the prison stretches far beyond its walls to affect the lives of many, from the kindly Mr Panks, the reluctant rent-collector of Bleeding Heart Yard, and the tipsily garrulous Flora Finching, to Merdle, an unscrupulous financier, and the bureaucratic Barnacles in the Circumlocution Office. A masterly evocation of the state and psychology of imprisonment, Little Dorrit is one of the supreme works of Dickens's maturity.

Italy and English Literature 1764–1930

By Kenneth Churchill
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 1349046426
  • Pages : 230
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 523
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Little Dorrit

By Charles Dickens
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  • Publisher : Modern Library
  • Isbn : 158836223X
  • Pages : 896
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 823
  • File Pdf: little-dorrit.pdf

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Upon its publication in 1857, Little Dorrit immediately outsold any of Dickens’s previous books. The story of William Dorrit, imprisoned for debt in Marshalsea Prison, and his daughter and helpmate, Amy, or Little Dorrit, the novel charts the progress of the Dorrit family from poverty to riches. In his Introduction, David Gates argues that “intensity of imagination is the gift from which Dickens’s other great attributes derive: his eye and ear, his near-universal empathy, his ability to entertain both a sense of the ridiculous and a sense of ultimate significance.” This Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the text of the 1857 edition.

The Complete Works of Charles Dickens

By Charles Dickens
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  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Isbn : PKEY:SMP2200000199508
  • Pages : 12862
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 275
  • File Pdf: the-complete-works-of-charles-dickens.pdf

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Charles Dickens is the greatest writer of the Victorian era who became the classic of English literature while still being alive. This book contains the cream of author’s creations. Here can be found an amusing novel about the adventures of English gentlemen The Pickwick Papers and fascinating story Great Expectations about wealth that came upon a young apprentice Pip. The book is garnished with such novels as Oliver Twist which is about a young vagrant who unexpectedly finds relatives and David Copperfield that describes the power of human will in overcoming any difficulties on the way to happiness. Dickens can be called one of the most human loving authors, he teaches the reader to be sincerely happy or sad. To be sad because of the horrible misery the characters of his books feel, to be happy due to kind and soft humour inseparable with the narration of his characters’ life adventures. ContentS: - A Tale of Two Cities - Great Expectations - A Christmas Carol in Prose - Hard Times - Oliver Twist, or The Parish Boy's Progress - David Copperfield - Bleak house - The Pickwick Papers - Our Mutual Friend - Little Dorrit - The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby - The Old Curiosity Shop - American Notes for General Circulation - Dombey and Son - The Mystery of Edwin Drood - A tale of the riots of ‘eighty - Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit - Three Ghost Stories - Hunted Down - Pictures from Italy - A child’s history of England - To be Read at Dusk - The Cricket on the Hearth: A Fairy Tale of Home - The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain - Holiday Romance - The Lamplighter - THE SEVEN POOR TRAVELLERS — IN THREE CHAPTERS - MUGBY JUNCTION - GEORGE SILVERMAN’S EXPLANATION - The Wreck of the Golden Mary - DOCTOR MARIGOLD - Master Humphrey's Clock - The Battle of Life - MUDFOG AND OTHER SKETCHES

Delphi Complete Works of Charles Dickens (Illustrated)

By Charles Dickens
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  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Isbn : 1908909005
  • Pages : 20457
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 952
  • File Pdf: delphi-complete-works-of-charles-dickens.pdf

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Now UPDATED with even more bonus material, this surely has to be the ULTIMATE Dickens eBook, with over 1,600 illustrations. In this colossal edition you will discover every novel, short story, novella, play, poem, letter, speech and article written by Charles Dickens. This really is the COMPLETE Dickens. (70MB Version 11) * ALL 15 Novels and ALL illustrated with the original Victorian images * Each text is annotated with concise introductions, giving valuable contextual information * each novel and story collection has its own contents table * Special Bonus text of Henry Morford’s classic continuation of Edwin Drood – finish the novel at last! * all of the Christmas stories and novellas with their original artwork * the complete poetry, plays, letters and speeches * ALL of the collaborative works with other authors – even the very rare ones * beautifully illustrated with hundreds of Dickensian images * rare images of how the monthly serials first appeared, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * includes bonus Pickwickiana text – Montcrieff’s drama SAM WELLER, giving a taste of the Victorian craze – available nowhere else as a digital book * includes John Forster's biography of Dickens; explore the great writer's amazing life! * features MEMOIRS OF JOSEPH GRIMALDI by Thomas Egerton Wilks, which Dickens edited in his early career - first time in digital print. * includes no less than FIVE more biographies, including Mamie Dickens’ memoir MY FATHER AS I RECALL HIM * boasts a special criticism section, with essays by writers such as Virginia Woolf, G.K. Chesterton, Andrew Lang and Henry James, examining Dickens’ contribution to literature * includes an Adaptations section, featuring Hallie Erminie Rives’ TALES FROM DICKENS and rare theatrical adaptations of the novels * UPDATED with larger images - enjoy the original illustrations in detail! * this truly is the Dickensian’s perfect eBook! Please visit www.delphiclassics.com for the full detailed list and to browse our range of exciting classic titles CONTENTS: A DINNER AT POPLAR WALK The Novels ALL THE NOVELS JOHN JASPER’S SECRET BY HENRY MORFORD The Christmas Novellas A CHRISTMAS CAROL THE CHIMES THE CRICKET ON THE HEARTH THE BATTLE OF LIFE THE HAUNTED MAN AND THE GHOST’S BARGAIN The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES The Short Story Collections SKETCHES BY BOZ ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ORDER OF THE SKETCHES MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK REPRINTED PIECES The Collaborative Works ALLTHE COLLABORATIVE WORKS The Plays THE STRANGE GENTLEMAN THE VILLAGE COQUETTES IS SHE HIS WIFE? OR, SOMETHING SINGULAR! THE LAMPLIGHTER MR. NIGHTINGALE’S DIARY THE FROZEN DEEP NO THOROUGHFARE The Poetry LIST OF THE POETRY The Non-Fiction AMERICAN NOTES PICTURES FROM ITALY THE LIFE OF OUR LORD A CHILD’S HISTORY OF ENGLAND THE UNCOMMERCIAL TRAVELLER THE COMPLETE SPEECHES THE COMPLETE LETTERS MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS and many more The Adaptations TALES FROM DICKENS BY HALLIE ERMINIE RIVES and more The Criticism MANY ESSAYS BY FAMOUS WRITERS AND CRITICS The Biographies THE LIFE OF CHARLES DICKENS BY JOHN FORSTER DICKENS BY SIR ADOLPHUS WILLIAM WARD LIFE OF CHARLES DICKENS BY SIR FRANK T. MARZIALS VICTORIAN WORTHIES: CHARLES DICKENS BY G.H. BLORE DICKENS' LONDON BY M. F. MANSFIELD MY FATHER AS I RECALL HIM BY MAMIE DICKENS