A Gilded Grave

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Author: Shelley Freydont

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0425275841

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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In the summer of 1895, at the height of the Gilded Age, Newport, Rhode Island is the playground of the social elite. And the only thing they fear is scandal. So when, Joe Ballard, a member of a prestigious family is found kneeling over the body of a murdered maid, he turns desperately to the only person he can trust to clear his name - Deanna Randolph, a reluctant ally in this mysterious case.

A Golden Cage

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Author: Shelley Freydont

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698165691

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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The author of A Gilded Grave returns to Newport, Rhode Island, at the close of the nineteenth century, where headstrong heiress Deanna Randolph must solve another murder among the social elite. With her mother in Europe, Deanna is staying with the Ballard family, who agree to chaperone her through the summer season and guide her toward an advantageous marriage proposal—or so her mother hopes. Relishing her new freedom, Deanna is more interested in buying one of the fashionable new bathing costumes, joining a ladies’ bicycling club, and befriending an actress named Amabelle Deeks, all of which would scandalize her mother. Far more scandalous is the discovery of a young man bludgeoned to death on the conservatory floor at Bonheur, the Ballards’ sumptuous “cottage.” Deanna recognizes him as an actor who performed at the birthday fete for a prominent judge the night before. But why was he at Bonheur? And where is Amabelle? Concerned her new friend may be in danger—or worse—Deanna enlists the help of her intrepid maid, Elspeth, and her former beau, Joe Ballard, to find Amabelle before the villain of this drama demands an encore. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Rough Guide to Barcelona

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Author: Jules Brown

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN: 9781843532187

Category: Travel

Page: 320

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The Rough Guide to Barcelona offers the traveller a first-class insight into this colourful and exciting city. This fifth edition has been thoroughly updated and revised and includes up-to-the-minute reviews of the city''s best restaurants, bars and clubs. There are in-depth accounts of all the sights, from the tree-lined Ramblas to the weird and wonderful modernista architecture all over the city. The detailed contexts chapter includes a section on Catalan cookery with recipes.

Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land (Annotated Edition)

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Author: Herman Melville

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849603601

Category:

Page: 949

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This is the extended and annotated edition including an extensive biographical annotation about the author and his life Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land is an American epic poem by Herman Melville, published in two volumes in 1876. Clarel is the longest poem in American literature, stretching to almost 18,000 lines (longer even than European classics such as the Iliad, Aeneid and Paradise Lost). As well its great length, Clarel is notable for being the major work of Melville's later years; in the three decades between The Confidence Man (1857) and Billy Budd (begun in 1888), Melville devoted himself solely to writing poetry, with Clarel and the short American Civil War collection, Battle Pieces, being his most significant achievements. (from wikipedia.com)

Complete Works

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Author: Herman Melville

Publisher: WS

ISBN: 2291047051

Category: Fiction

Page: 1284

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This ebook comprises the complete writings of Herman Melville. The collection is sorted chronologically by book publication. There are the usual inline tables of contents and links after each text/chapter to get back to the respective tables. The dates of first publication are noted. Typee: A Romance of the South Seas. (1846) Omoo: Adventures in the South Seas. (1847) Mardi: and A Voyage Thither. (1849) Redburn: His First Voyage. (1849) White-Jacket: or, The World in a Man-of-War. (1850) Moby-Dick: or, The Whale. (1851) Pierre: or, The Ambiguities. (1852) Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile. (1855) The Piazza Tales (1856): The Piazza, Bartleby, Benito Cereno, The Lightning-Rod Man, The Encantadas; or, Enchanted Isles, The Bell-Tower The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade. (1857) Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War. (1866) Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land. (1876) John Marr and Other Sailors with Some Sea Pieces. (1888) Timoleon and Other Ventures in Verse. (1891) The Apple-Tree Table, and Other Sketches (1922): The Apple-Tree Table, Jimmy Rose, I and my Chimney, The Paradise of Bachelors and The Tartarus of Maids, Cock-a-Doodle-Doo!, The Fiddler, Poor Man's Pudding and Rich Man's Crumbs, The Happy Failure, The 'Gees. Essays: Fragments from a Writing Desk No. 1 & 2, Etchings of a Whaling Cruise, Authentic Anecdotes of "Old Zack," Mr Parkman's Tour, Cooper's New Novel, A Thought on Book-Binding, Hawthorne and His Mosses. Uncollected Poems: Marquis de Grandvin at the Hostelry, Naples in the Time of Bomba, Immolated, Madam Mirror, The Wise Virgins to Madam Mirror, The New Ancient of Days, The Rusty Man, Thy Aim, Thy Aim?, The Old Shipmaster and his Crazy Barn, Camoens, Camoens in the Hospital, Montaigne and his Kitten, Falstaffs Lament over Prince Hal, Shadow at the Feast, Merry Ditty of the Sad Man, Honor, Fruit and Flower Painter, The Medallion, Time's Long Ago!, In the Hall of Marbles, Gold in the Mountain...

Trawling for Trouble

A Celebration Bay Mystery Novella

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Author: Shelley Freydont

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698196643

Category: Fiction

Page: 108

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The author of Independence Slay is back as intrepid event planner Liv Montgomery discovers something fishy going on beneath Celebration Bay’s deceptively calm surface. Liv Montgomery knew that asking Celebration Bay’s newspaper owner-slash-ne’er-do-well Chaz Bristow to teach her how to fish meant angling for more than a lesson in sinkers and chum. Like asking him to spearhead the fund raiser that’ll benefit the town's community center. And there are worse ways to spend the afternoon than out on the town’s picturesque lake. But it’s not long before Liv reels in a huge catch—already quite dead. It’s the body of an unknown man, and it was no accidental drowning. This floater was murdered. While local authorities investigate, it’s Liv and Chaz who stumble upon a shocking motive, and become live bait for a ruthless killer determined to keep his secrets down in the deep. Includes exclusive previews of the next Celebration Bay mystery, Trick or Deceit, and A Gilded Grave, the first book in Shelley Freydont’s new Newport Gilded Age Mystery series.

A Poet's Bazaar

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Author: Hans Christian Andersen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Europe

Page: 343

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Roses and Rue

Being Random Notes and Sketches

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Author: William Stewart Ross

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English essays

Page: 256

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