The Devil's Hand

A Novel


Author: Edith Summers Kelley

Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 301

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This realistic second novel by the author of Weeds depicts the struggle for survival of two unmarried women in California’s Imperial Valley in the 1920s. In her lifetime, Edith Summers Kelley had one novel published, the recently redis­covered Weeds, first published in 1923. Fifty years later this remarkable novel was republished and was, belatedly, recog­nized as a “lost masterpiece,” “a major work of American fiction.” Following the republication of Weeds, the manuscript for this previously unpublished novel, The Devil’s Hand, was found among his mother’s papers by Patrick Kelley, who has written an appended memoir. In this second novel, according to Matthew J. Bruccoli, Edith Summers Kelley again proves herself to be a su­perior writer of realistic fiction. The story is about fragile and dreamy, romantically unfulfilled Rhoda Malone and her stalwart and forthright friend Kate Baxter who, enjoying the emanci­pation of women after World War I, leave Philadelphia and the monotony of office jobs to become farmers. In Cali­fornia’s Imperial Valley, among Japanese, Hindus, Mexicans, and a scattering of Americans, the two women become trapped in the struggle for survival. Like Weeds, The Devil’s Hand, has strength, fine emotional control, and is also an important sociological novel. Readers who hailed the rediscovery of Weeds will welcome this impressive re­covered novel.

The Devil's Hand


Author: Amy Cross

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781521923887

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

View: 2961

"I felt it last night! I was all alone, and suddenly a hand touched my shoulder!" The year is 1943. Beacon's Ash is a private, remote school in the North of England, and all its pupils are fallen girls. Pregnant and unmarried, they have been sent away by their families. For Ivy Jones, a young girl who arrived at the school several months earlier, Beacon's Ash is a nightmare, and her fears are strengthened when one of her classmates is killed in mysterious circumstances. Has the ghost of Abigail Cartwright returned to the school? Who or what is responsible for the hand that touches the girls' shoulders in the dead of night? And is the school's headmaster Jeremiah Kane just a madman who seeks to cause misery, or is he in fact on the trail of the Devil himself? Soon ghosts are stalking the dark corridors, and Ivy realizes she has to face the evil that lurks in the school's shadows. The Devil's Hand is a horror novel about a girl who seeks the truth about her friend's death, and about a madman who believes the Devil stalks the school's corridors in the run-up to Christmas.

Dealt the Devil's Hand


Author: Peter Brandvold

Publisher: Wheeler Publishing, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781410497260

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Lord John and the Hand of Devils


Author: Diana Gabaldon

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446494209

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 4744

Sweeping historical drama from the Top Ten Sunday Times bestselling author. A keepsake collection of Lord John Grey's shorter adventures and a spectacular addition to any Gabaldon fan's library, Lord John and the Hand of the Devils brings these three unique novellas together for the first time. Lord John and the Hellfire Club marks the first appearance of Lord John outside the Outlander novels (and chronologically precedes the novel Lord John and the Private Matter). A young diplomat is killed in the street as he begs Lord John for help. Witnessing the murder, Grey vows to avenge the young man, as the trail leads to the notorious Hellfire Club and the dark caves beneath Medmenham Abbey In Lord John and the Succubus, Grey's assignment as liaison to a Hanoverian regiment in Germany finds him caught between two threats: the advancing French and Austrian army, and the menace of a mysterious 'night-hag,' who spreads fear and death among the troops. Acknowledging that he is unlikely to fall victim to a succubus, Lord John is obliged to contend with the marauding night-hag before the enemy arrives. This tale with a touch of the supernatural bridges the action between Gabaldon's two full-length Lord John tales. Finally, in Lord John and the Haunted Soldier, Lord John is called to the Arsenal at Woolwich to answer a Royal Commission of Enquiry's questions regarding a cannon that exploded during the battle of Krefeld (a central action in Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade). Accusations ensue, and Lord John finds himself knee-deep in a morass of gunpowder, treason, and plot -- haunted by a dead lieutenant, and followed by a man with no face.

Hugging God While Shaking the Devil's Hand!


Author: William Lee Scott

Publisher: America Star Books

ISBN: 9781462665044

Category: Self-Help

Page: 142

View: 7931

This book is very spiritual. It will help you see just how good God is and how to let go of the Devil's hand. It's also for people who are struggling to make ends meet. It will give you a sense of hope and the will to do better. I write this book for my family and friends to show just how much I love them.

I Beati Paoli and the Devil's Hand

Phase Walking Series


Author: Charles Darwin III

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615587233


Page: 200

View: 9366

After surviving a storm at sea, Stone Richards is a cast-away on a volcanic island when a galactic event exposes him to a spectacular electromagnetic storm. Radioactive dust particles shower over Stone, eventually causing the synapses in his brain to break apart then rewire; in doing so, all the natural filters are destroyed that normally prevent humans from realizing their fullest potential. Now, a new ability allows Stone to "Phase Walk" through space and time. While still learning about this new gift, Stone is compelled to help a friend's father who was kidnapped in Palermo by the mafia. Taking advantage of the crooks ignorance and superstitions, Stone revives the legend of I Beati Paoli with the help of the devil who extracts confessions for crimes, and demands reparations to the community. Every community can be infested by parasites, and the solution is clear; one person can start the battle that begins to eradicate pests; but it takes a community working together to win the war.

Devils, Women, and Jews

Reflections of the Other in Medieval Sermon Stories


Author: Joan Young Gregg

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438404790

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 275

View: 1298

Analyzes and illustrates the demonization of women and Jews in medieval sermon stories, retelling over one hundred of these tales in modern English.

All The Devils Are Here


Author: David Seabrook

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 1783781262

Category: Travel

Page: 192

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Twenty years ago, in a series of mysterious, incandescent writings, David Seabrook told of the places he knew best: the declining resort towns of the Kent coast. The pieces were no advert for the local tourist board. Here, the ghosts of murderers and mad artists crawl the streets. Septuagenarian rent boys recall the good old days and Carry On stars go to seed. Clandestine fascist networks emerge. And all the time, there is Seabrook himself - desperate perhaps, and in danger. Dark, strange and immediate, this is a classic work of sui generis British literature. There are devils here, and the reader will remember them.

Shakespeare, Harsnett, and the Devils of Denham


Author: Frank Walsh Brownlow,Samuel Harsnett

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874134360

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 440

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Part 1 of this book provides an annotated edition of Samuel Harsnett's famous attack on the practice of exorcism, which had a profound influence upon Shakespeare's conception and writing of King Lear. Part 2 explores the context of Shakespeare's reading of Harsnett's book.

All The Devils Are Here

Unmasking the Men Who Bankrupted the World


Author: Bethany McLean,Joe Nocera

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014196989X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 2093

According to Bethany McLean and Joe Nocera, two of America's most acclaimed business journalists, no-one has put all the pieces of the financial crisis together. The finger was pointed at greedy traders, cowardly legislators and clueless home buyers, but many devils helped bring hell to the economy. All The Devils Are Here goes back several decades to explore the motivations of everyone from CEOs and politicians to anonymous lenders, borrowers and Wall Street traders. It exposes the hidden role of companies including AIG and Goldman Sachs. It delves into the powerful mythology of homeownership. And it proves that the crisis ultimately wasn't about finance at all; it was about human nature. Bethany McLean's The Smartest Guys in the Room was the best Enron book on a crowded shelf. All the Devils Are Here will be remembered for finally making sense of the meltdown.

The Devil's Clown


Author: Susan Duxbury

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3734770092

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

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The girl puts an eye to the keyhole and watches the man she thinks is an alien making love to her mother. Who is to blame for allowing him inside? Gloria! Gloria must be punished! Punishment is a familiar thing! Sally smashes her head, pulls out her eyes and buries her doll in the bin. The story relates the aftermath of domestic abuse; the emotional neglect of cruel and dispassionate parents, and a young girl, convinced that happiness can be restored by making people laugh. Sally hides behind her image of Miss Flummi the clown and becomes a brilliant performer in the vibrant and colourful world of the circus. But don't kid yourselves! Her mind is troubled; her behaviour is bizarre and her habits are strange. The devil demands revenge when atrocities refuse to be buried. Detective Inspector Nicholas Lightbone, called Nickbone, investigates a number of fatal accidents connected with Sally. But were they all accidents?

Teutonic Mythology


Author: Jacob Grimm,James Steven Stallybrass

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108047068

Category: History

Page: 442

View: 6897

An exhaustive study of Germanic folklore by linguist and philologist Jacob Grimm, first published in English between 1880 and 1888.

The Dialogues of Devils

On the Many Vices which Abound in the Civil and Religious World


Author: John Macgowan

Publisher: N.A


Category: Christian life

Page: 284

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The Devils That Have Come To Stay


Author: Pamela DiFrancesco

Publisher: Medallion Media Group

ISBN: 1605425842

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 6800

In this stark Acid Western, the dark side of oft-glorified Gold Rush period in California is revealed when the Narrator, a nameless, fragile man in search of salvation, witnesses the brutality of western expansion. On a journey to meet up with his wife, who is taking care of her ailing mother, the Narrator witnesses the crossing of paths between a Native American man on a moral quest to right the wrongs of the Gold Rush and a desperate, fearsome stranger who has lost everything in his quest for gold. Along the way, Narrator’s sensibilities shift and change, and his dark and troubled past emerges in glimpses he struggles to repress. Ultimately, he is left with a decision that will change not only his own life, but the lives of those around him.

The Devils Punchbowl


Author: Marlene Dalbec Mills

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1450085881

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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The Devils Game - Tail of a Witch Book2


Author: Paul Simpson


ISBN: 1291940952


Page: 126

View: 6768

It's been four years since the incident at the village (Book1: Tail of a Witch) and a new destiny is about to be entwined into the Tail of a Witch mythology. In a research facility a secret experiment is about to take place that will change the life of one of its workers forever. Arriving at work for the night shift in the early hours of Halloween, Jodie is unaware that she will soon have to fight to stay alive as she encounters the horrors that unravel before her. All paths to her escape are locked. Along with a small group of survivors and an encounter with a stranger she must learn to trust, Jodie has to find what is at the heart of the facility and learn why it is the only means to her survival. Can she place her trust in everyone? Follow Jodie through her night of terror and discover the secret of her unavoidable destiny in the second book of the 'Tail of a Witch' trilogy.

Political Economy in Haiti

The Drama of Survival


Author: Simon M. Fass

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412831123

Category: History

Page: 369

View: 2208

This important study introduces the conceptual premise that families, like firms, analyze their circumstances, make decisions, and pursue courses of action on the basis of what they perceive to be the most efficient methods for producing and reproducing survival. Combining this premise with an extraordinary assemblage of facts gleaned over the period of a decade from the streets, markets and homes of Port-au-Prince, the author weaves a tapestry of despair and hope which only an unusual degree of intimacy with the details of everyday life in the city could provide. The result is a considerable deepening of understanding about the politics and economics by which family members earn their livelihoods, distribute resources within and between households, produce life and labor from food and water, provide shelter and schooling for themselves, and borrow money to finance these and other activities. These different dimensions of daily existence form a web of interdependency in which change in any one dimension causes change in all the others. As Professor Pass's work demonstrates, research and development assistance practices of public and private organizations, in such areas as employment, health, housing, education and credit are often irrelevant. This is because they are necessarily guided by prevailing concepts and theories with respect to the circumstances of the urban poor, which sometimes do the poor considerable disservice. With the additional insight provided by a decade of participation in the design of policies, programs and projects serving as a tempering influence, the author does not leap to easy criticism of prevailing views and practices. He notes that ideas and interventions change in response to new understanding, sometimes in ways that the producers of such understanding could never have imagined. The problem is that change is painfully slow, and in desperately poor countries like Haiti, waiting for change exacts an almost intolerable price from the poor. This book is a provocative yet highly original contribution which will require serious attention from scholars and practitioners of development. Appearing as it does soon after the great seaward exodus of Haitians and urban unrest culminating in the flight of the Duvalier family, this timely volume will provide illumination for those seeking to understand the circumstances that press people to risk all in the name of survival.