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The Short Story and the First World War

Author : Ann-Marie Einhaus
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The poetry of the First World War has come to dominate our understanding of its literature, while genres such as the short story, which are just as vital to the literary heritage of the era, have largely been neglected. In this study, Ann-Marie Einhaus challenges deeply embedded cultural conceptions about the literature of the First World War using a corpus of several hundred short stories that, until now, have not undergone any systematic critical analysis. From early wartime stories to late twentieth-century narratives - and spanning a wide spectrum of literary styles and movements - Einhaus's work reveals a range of responses to the war through fiction, from pacifism to militarism. Going beyond the household names of Owen, Sassoon and Graves, Einhaus offers scholars and students unprecedented access to new frontiers in twentieth-century literary studies.

The Gathering Dark

Author : Christopher Golden
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The Gospel of Shadows enabled the Catholic Church to control all manner of supernatural beings for centuries. When the book was destroyed — and the ruling body of the Church with it — it enabled the Shadows, the vampires of legend, to learn the hidden truth of their triple nature: part human, part demonic, part divine. But it also weakened the barriers that exist between the worlds, and now beings of pure evil are breaking through — creatures from other dimensions for which Hell is just a name. Peter Octavian, once a powerful Shadow, now restored to humanity, is the only man with sufficient knowledge to stop them. Aided by a earthwitch, a vampire and a priest, and calling on the magical forces of mother nature herself, Octavian stands between the Earth and apocalypse, as entire cities are plunged into the abyss.

The Complete Works

Author : Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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Edward Bulwer-Lytton was an English novelist, poet, playwright and politician. He wrote in a variety of genres, including historical fiction, mystery, romance, the occult, and science fiction. Bulwer-Lytton's literary works were highly popular and bestselling novels at the time. Novels & Novellas: The Last Days of Pompeii The Pilgrims of the Rhine Rienzi, the last of the Roman tribunes Falkland Pelham The Disowned Devereux Paul Clifford Eugene Aram Godolphin Asmodeus at Large Ernest Maltravers Alice, or The Mysteries (A sequel to Ernest Maltravers) Calderon, the Courtier Leila, or The Siege of Granada Zicci: A Tale (A prequel to Zanoni) Zanoni Night and Morning The Last of the Barons Lucretia Harold, the Last of the Saxons The Caxtons: A Family Picture A Strange Story My Novel, or Varieties in English Life The Haunted and the Haunters, or The House and the Brain What Will He Do With It? The Coming Race, or Vril: The Power of the Coming Race Kenelm Chillingly The Parisians Pausanias, the Spartan Short Stories: The Incantation The Brothers Historical Works: Athens: Its Rise and Fall Plays: The Lady of Lyons, or Love and Pride Poetry

Edward Bulwer Lytton Collected Works

Author : Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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This unique and meticulously edited collection of Edward Bulwer-Lytton's greatest works includes: Novels & Novellas:_x000D_ The Last Days of Pompeii_x000D_ The Pilgrims of the Rhine_x000D_ Rienzi, the last of the Roman tribunes_x000D_ Falkland_x000D_ Pelham_x000D_ The Disowned_x000D_ Devereux_x000D_ Paul Clifford_x000D_ Eugene Aram_x000D_ Godolphin_x000D_ Asmodeus at Large_x000D_ Ernest Maltravers_x000D_ Alice, or The Mysteries (A sequel to Ernest Maltravers)_x000D_ Calderon, the Courtier_x000D_ Leila, or The Siege of Granada_x000D_ Zicci: A Tale (A prequel to Zanoni)_x000D_ Zanoni_x000D_ Night and Morning_x000D_ The Last of the Barons_x000D_ Lucretia_x000D_ Harold, the Last of the Saxons_x000D_ The Caxtons: A Family Picture_x000D_ A Strange Story_x000D_ My Novel, or Varieties in English Life_x000D_ The Haunted and the Haunters, or The House and the Brain_x000D_ What Will He Do With It?_x000D_ The Coming Race, or Vril: The Power of the Coming Race_x000D_ Kenelm Chillingly_x000D_ The Parisians_x000D_ Pausanias, the Spartan _x000D_ Short Stories:_x000D_ The Incantation_x000D_ The Brothers_x000D_ Poetry:_x000D_ The New Timon_x000D_ Constance_x000D_ Milton_x000D_ Eva_x000D_ The Fairy Bride_x000D_ The Beacon_x000D_ The Lay of the Minstrel's Heart_x000D_ Narrative Lyrics; or, The Parcæ_x000D_ King Arthur_x000D_ Corn-Flowers I_x000D_ Corn-Flowers II_x000D_ Earlier Poems_x000D_ The Land of Promise: A Fable_x000D_ Play:_x000D_ The Lady of Lyons, or Love and Pride_x000D_ Historical Works:_x000D_ Athens: Its Rise and Fall_x000D_ _x000D_ _x000D_ _x000D_

Lord Lytton s Novels

Author : Edward Bulwer Lytton Lytton
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Author : Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton
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Desolation Road

Author : Ian McDonald
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It all started thirty years ago on Mars. By the time it was finished, the town of Desolation Road had been witness to every abnormality yet seen on the Red Planet. From Adam Black's Wonderful Travelling Chautauqua and Educational 'Stravaganza, to the Astounding Tatterdemalion Air Bazaar, nowhere else boasts such sights for the wandering lucky traveller. Its inhabitants are just as storied. From Dr. Alimantando -- founder and resident genius -- to the Babooshka, a barren grandmother with a child grown in a fruit jar; from Rajendra Das, mechanical hobo whose way with machines bordered on the mystic, to the Gallacelli brothers, identical triplets who fell in love with - and married - the same woman. There's nowhere quite like Desolation Road. Once you go there, you may never be the same again.

A Knight Of The Word

Author : Terry Brooks
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***50 MILLION TERRY BROOKS COPIES SOLD AROUND THE WORLD*** THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES IS NOW A MAJOR TV SERIES 'Terry's place is at the head of the fantasy world' Philip Pullman Five years have passed since the cataclysmic events of Running With the Demon. John Ross, Knight of the Word, sworn to fight the eternal battle against mankind's demons, has moved on. Ross's years spent in the fight against the Void have taken their toll. He has lost his spirit, his belief and now it seems he has lost his magic. Working in a hostel for homeless children, his life is now spent fighting a battle in which he feels he might actually make a difference. But Nest Freemark, whose involvement in those events five years ago shattered her childhood, is about to be drawn once more into the mythic world of the Void and the Word. For she has learnt that John Ross is in great danger from a demon like no other. If she can not warn him in time - and persuade him to take up his staff of magic once more - the battle may be lost forever. . . Praise for Terry Brooks: 'A master of the craft . . . required reading' Brent Weeks 'I can't even begin to count how many of Terry Brooks's books I've read (and re-read) over the years' Patrick Rothfuss, author of The Name of the Wind 'I would not be writing epic fantasy today if not for Shannara' Peter V. Brett, author of The Painted Man 'If you haven't read Terry Brooks, you haven't read fantasy' Christopher Paolini, author of Eragon The Word and the Void: RUNNING WITH THE DEMON A KNIGHT OF THE WORD ANGEL FIRE EAST

Casta eda and his Guises

Author : Adriano Palma
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This volume responds to and reassesses the work of Hector-Neri Castañeda (1924-1991). The essays collected here, written by his students, followers, and opponents, examine Castañeda’s seminal views on deontic logic, metaethics, indedicality, praticitions, fictions, and metaphysics, utilizing the critical viewpoint afforded by time, as well as new data, to offer insights on his theories and methodology.

Latvian English Dictionary

Author : Leonard Zusne
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This unabridged work includes a previously distributed DICTIONARY OF LATVIAN PROVERBS, making it unique and more attractive than similar publications. A translating dictionary, like this one, is a practical dictionary that translates words in existing texts. It does not, as a rule, provide descriptions or explanations, nor does it set norms of how words should be spelled. The aim of dictionary users can be either to understand the source language (the language of the headwords) or to translate it into the target language(the language of the translation equivalents). The user’s first language can be either the source language or the target language. This makes for four possible types of interlingual dictionaries (descriptive, prescriptive, or translating). Existing Latvian-English dictionaries indicate that they are intended for users whose first language is Latvian and whose purpose is to translate it into English. This dictionary is intended primarily for users whose first language is English and who wish to understand texts written in Latvian. This, of course, does not preclude Latvian speakers from using it to translate from Latvian into English, i.e., to produce English texts. English-speaking Latvians may, in fact, find it helpful for accurate and natural translation. Other features of this dictionary are: the number of entries(over 106,000), which is more than double that of any other Latvian-English dictionary; the use of American rather than British English; an extensive coverage of technical terms from all fields of science and technology; the comprehensive inclusion of spelling variants; and the inclusion of colloquialisms, common speech words, vulgar terms, slang, barbarisms, selected regionalisms and terms found in folkloric language. The entries of this dictionary were collected from various extant monolingual and bilingual Latvian dictionaries, general and specialized: spelling dictionaries, technical dictionaries, etymological dictionaries, general encyclopedias, periodical literature, and many Latvian speakers. Of the latter, I want to single out the contribution of the late sea captain, Inats Lejnieks. In his time, the captain had commanded full-rigged sailing ships with Latvian crews, and he supplied the Latvian equivalents of the names of sails and principal ropes, spars, and part of the hull. I was fortunate to have captain Lejnieks share his expertise with me as this material was not available anywhere else.