The Collector


Author: John Fowles

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409059820

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 6798

Withdrawn, uneducated and unloved, Frederick collects butterflies and takes photographs. He is obsessed with a beautiful stranger, the art student Miranda. When he wins the pools he buys a remote Sussex house and calmly abducts Miranda, believing she will grow to love him in time. Alone and desperate, Miranda must struggle to overcome her own prejudices and contempt if she is understand her captor, and so gain her freedom.

The Collector


Author: Amanda Meuwissen


ISBN: 0988629224

Category: Fiction

Page: 90

View: 3681

When the Devil's Collector of souls begins to encounter murder victims near his targets, he must seek help from human contacts and other Collectors to solve the crimes before the killer starts to hunt him.

Hearst, the collector


Author: Mary L. Levkoff

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams


Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 255

View: 3861

Published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, a lavishly illustrated volume showcases the phenomenal art collection of newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, including tapestries, antiquities, silver, arms and armor, and other items from his six palatial residences.

The Collector


Author: KR Alexander

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1338212257

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 3461

Josie always liked visiting her grandmother in the countryside. But when her mother loses her job in the city and they're forced to relocate along with Josie's sister, Annie, she realizes she doesn't like the country that much. Especially because Grandma Jeannie has some strange rules: Don't bring any dolls into the house. And never, ever go near the house in the woods behind their yard. Soon, though, Josie manages to make friendds with the most popular girl in the sixth grade, Vanessa. When Vanessa eventually invites Josie back to her house to hang out, Hosie doesn't question it. Not even when Vanessa takes her into the woods, and down an old dirt road, toward the very house Grandma Jeannie had warned her about. As Josie gets caught up in her illicit friendship with Vanessa, Annie is caught in the crossfire. What follows is a chilling tale of dark magic, friendship, and some very creepy dolls.

Hector the Collector


Author: Emily Beeny

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

ISBN: 1250176212

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 9757

“A sweet and child-sensitive addition to any picture-book collection.” —Kirkus Reviews When Hector comes across an acorn, he discovers a love for collecting them in all shapes and sizes. They were all different. They were all the same. They were all beautiful. One day his teacher finds his desk filled with acorns, and his classmates make fun of poor Hector. But they soon learn that all collections are special—whether coins, stuffed animals, songs, or seashells—and that some collections are also meant for sharing, like the paintings in an art museum or the books at a public library. Hector the Collector is a charming and evocative story that celebrates the joy of collecting and how collections can grow into the most breathtaking museums in the world.

The Collector of Treasures

And Other Botswana Village Tales


Author: Bessie Head

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435909819

Category: Fiction

Page: 109

View: 7169

Botswana village tales about subjects such as the breakdown of family life and the position of women in this society.

The Collector

David Douglas and the Natural History of the Northwest (Large Print 16pt)


Author: Jack Nisbet


ISBN: 1459612515


Page: 446

View: 1221

Jack Nisbet first told the story of British explorer David Thompson, who mapped the Columbia River, in his acclaimed book Sources of the River, which set the standard for research and narrative biography for the region. Now Nisbet turns his attention to David Douglas, the premier botanical explorer in the Pacific Northwest and throughout other a...

Der Knochensammler - Die Rache



Author: Fiona Cummins

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104037450

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 5435

Seit seiner Flucht aus London hält sich der Knochensammler in einem kleinen Ort am Meer versteckt. Unerkannt und geduldig wartet er auf einen günstigen Moment, um mit dem Wiederaufbau seiner Sammlung zu beginnen. Gleichzeitig sucht er nach einem Nachfolger, einem gelehrigen Schüler, dem er all sein Wissen weitergeben kann. Als der Knochensammler Saul Anguish begegnet, weiß er, dass er den perfekten Erben gefunden hat. Saul ist sechzehn, verwahrlost und verführbar. Leichte Beute, wie geschaffen für sein Vorhaben. Mit ihm wird er seinen perfiden Plan vollenden. Und dann wird er Rache nehmen. An denen, die ihn um seinen allergrößten Schatz gebracht haben. Unbeschreiblich schlimme Rache ... Nach »Der Knochensammler – Die Ernte« nun Teil zwei des schauderhaft genialen Thrillerduos mit Bestseller-Format – so nervenzerfetzend wie Mo Hayders »Der Vogelmann«, so abgründig und faszinierend wie »Die Chemie des Todes«.

The Collector's Wife


Author: Mitra Phukan

Publisher: Zubaan

ISBN: 9788186706831

Category: Fiction

Page: 349

View: 677

This is the story of Rukmini who is married to the District Collector of a small town in Assam, and teaches English literature in the local college. On the surface, her life is settled and safe in the big, beautiful bungalow on the hill above the cremation ground, seemingly untouched by the toil and sufferings of the common folk living 'below'. And yet, each time there is an 'incident' in the district, the fear and uncertainty that grips the town finds a reflection in her own life. Assam is in the grip of insurgency and it is this thread that runs like a dark river through the novel and forms its backdrop.

The Collector


Author: Scott Wittenburg


ISBN: 1105207277

Category: Fiction

Page: 347

View: 9044

What at first appears to be an online hoax launches retired PI Alan Swansea into an investigation exposing a gang of sex traffickers. Once it becomes clear that Polina and several other young Eastern European girls have been abducted and forced to take part in a deranged artist's bizarre project, Swansea is engaged in a harrowing race to find the girls before they are thrust into an even more unthinkable situation. Throughout his investigation, Swansea becomes increasingly aware of the devastating effects sex trafficking has had on the lives of the victims and what little is being done by law enforcement to stop it. As the toll of victims rises, so does his resolve to bring the villains to justice. But as time runs out, Swansea discovers that the trail of his investigation may very well have gone cold. Will he be able to save Polina and the others before it's too late?

The Collector


Author: Henry T. Tuckerman

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3732637034

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

View: 8716

Reproduction of the original: The Collector by Henry T. Tuckerman

The Collector


Author: Nora Roberts

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405522771

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 6907

A thrilling novel of crime and passion from Nora Roberts - the world's greatest storyteller Lila Emerson is fascinated by other people's lives. As a house-sitter, she loves looking after the glamorous homes she could never afford herself. And as a writer, she enjoys dreaming up stories for the people she sees from her window. But then one day she witnesses something only too real - the shocking murder of a young woman living across the street in New York. Now Lila is in mortal danger from an audacious, single-minded assassin who kills for profit and for pleasure. With the police following a false lead, Lila's only hope is to team up with Ashton Archer, an artist with his own complicated reasons for getting involved. Lila wants to trust the passionate, quick-witted Ash - but is she letting her feelings blind her to his motives? Either way, she will never watch from the sidelines again...

The Collector


Author: Victoria Scott

Publisher: Entangled: Teen

ISBN: 1620612437

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

View: 3305

"Witty, and so intriguing. I started reading and didn't want to stop. Victoria Scott is a fabulous new voice in YA.” —C.C. Hunter, author of the New York Times bestselling series SHADOW FALLS Dante Walker is flippin' awesome, and he knows it. His good looks, killer charm, and stellar confidence has made him one of Hell's best — a soul collector. His job is simple, weed through humanity and label those round rears with a big red good or bad stamp. Old Saint Nick gets the good guys, and he gets the fun ones. Bag-and-tag. Sealing souls is nothing personal. Dante's an equal opportunity collector and doesn't want it any other way. But he'll have to adjust, because Boss Man has given him a new assignment: Collect Charlie Cooper's soul within 10 days. Dante doesn't know why Boss Man wants Charlie, nor does he care. This assignment means only one thing to him, and that's a permanent ticket out of Hell. But after Dante meets the quirky, Nerd Alert chick he's come to collect—he realizes this assignment will test his abilities as a collector, and uncover emotions long ago buried. The Dante Walker series is best enjoyed in order. Reading Order: Book #1 The Collector Book #2 The Liberator Book #3 The Warrior

The Collector


Author: Sergio Toppi

Publisher: BOOM! Studios

ISBN: 1613982755

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 259

View: 6778

Far from the auction halls of the elite, The Collector seeks out rare and mysterious artifacts across the world. He is at home in the salons of Paris as he is in the jungles of Borneo. Set against the backdrop of late 19th-century colonialism, The Collector is a delightful, swashbuckling adventure!

The Collector of Souls


Author: Carlos Soriano

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595191231

Category: Fiction

Page: 257

View: 2094

Would you do anything to rescue your best friend...even kill him? At 14, superhuman Canyon Terry was the world's mightiest boy. But the young athlete's short temper proves to be his undoing. Whenever Canyon thinks someone is hurting his family or friends, he does not hesitate to use his immense physical strength and other powers to inflict a gruesome vengeance. But more and more, his efforts are being rebuffed by the very people he thinks he is protecting. When he is held back from pursuing an attempted killer, Canyon loses all patience, and turns his anger upon his best friend, Western Cobert. Canyon's callousness severs their friendship, and causes Western to fall into the hands of Adam, a demonic youth who takes control of Western's body in his plan to destroy his superhuman rival. Canyon cannot stop Adam without killing Western as well. Faced with an impossible dilemma, he makes a fateful decision with tragic consequences. In this sequel to Child Over Human, Canyon finally learns that true superhuman power lies not in brute strength, but in patience, understanding, and love.

The Collector of Names



Author: Patrick Hicks

Publisher: Schaffner Press, Inc.

ISBN: 1936182629

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 4866

In his debut short story collection, poet and novelist Patrick Hicks reminds us of one such constant in all our lives—death. In these stories, most of which are set firmly in the heart of the country, the characters, all solid, well-meaning, hardworking people, are beset by tragedies both large and small, natural and unnatural. In the opening piece, "57 Gatwick," which won the 2012 Glimmer Train Emerging Writer Fiction award, a terrorist bombing of a commercial airliner over the city of Duluth, Minnesota gives the town coroner a new task beyond the collection and identification of victims' bodies, thus restoring hope to a shattered community. In "Burn Unit," a lone, misanthropic woman who rescues stray and abused animals, in turn rescues her horribly burned niece from a neglectful family and a life of despair. An unpopular teenage girl discovers a hidden talent in the wake of a devastating storm in "Picasso and the Tornado." In the "The Lazarus Bomb," the crew of a B-17 bomber crew flying missions over Germany in WWII is suddenly imbued with the ability to give life rather than rain death. With gentle humor and deft, lyrical prose, this collection demonstrates that, despite these tragedies, unlooked-for miracles do occur.

The Collector

A Magazine for Lovers of Art


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art objects

Page: N.A

View: 7374

The Collector's Cabinet

Flemish Paintings from New England Private Collections


Author: James A. Welu

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9780870234200

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 5548