Hasty Death: An Edwardian Murder Mystery (Edwardian Murder Mysteries)

By M. C. Beaton

Eager to hitch the operating periods, woman Rose summer time has deserted the comforts of her mom and dad' domestic to develop into self-supporting. yet lifestyles as a operating girl is not relatively what Rose had imagined---long hours as a typist and nights spent in a dreary women's hostel aren't very empowering when you are terrible, chilly, and drained. fortunately for Rose, her drudgery involves a merciful finish while she learns of the premature dying of an acquaintance.

Freddy Pomfret, a foolish and vacuous younger guy, was once potentially as much as no strong ahead of he used to be shot lifeless in his London flat. while Rose discovers incriminating proof pointing to a number of individuals of her type, she returns to London excessive society on the way to examine correctly. With the aid of Captain Harry Cathcart and Superintendent Kerridge of Scotland backyard, Rose prepares to do the social rounds―uncovering a devious blackmail plot and an unforeseen killer.

Set in Britain through the Edwardian international of events, servants, and scandal, M. C. Beaton's Hasty demise is a pleasant blend of murderous intrigue and excessive society.

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By M. C. Beaton

Eager to hitch the operating periods, woman Rose summer time has deserted the comforts of her mom and dad' domestic to develop into self-supporting. yet lifestyles as a operating girl is not relatively what Rose had imagined---long hours as a typist and nights spent in a dreary women's hostel aren't very empowering when you are terrible, chilly, and drained. fortunately for Rose, her drudgery involves a merciful finish while she learns of the premature dying of an acquaintance.

Freddy Pomfret, a foolish and vacuous younger guy, was once potentially as much as no strong ahead of he used to be shot lifeless in his London flat. while Rose discovers incriminating proof pointing to a number of individuals of her type, she returns to London excessive society on the way to examine correctly. With the aid of Captain Harry Cathcart and Superintendent Kerridge of Scotland backyard, Rose prepares to do the social rounds―uncovering a devious blackmail plot and an unforeseen killer.

Set in Britain through the Edwardian international of events, servants, and scandal, M. C. Beaton's Hasty demise is a pleasant blend of murderous intrigue and excessive society.

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The Doctor Is Sick

By Anthony Burgess

"Fine, sly, wealthy comedy. . . "―The big apple instances ebook Review

Dr. Edwin Spindrift has been despatched domestic from Burma with a mind tumor. toward phrases than to humans, his feel of fact is extra altered by means of his . whilst he escapes from the medical institution the evening sooner than his surgical procedure, issues and folks he hardly ever knew existed open air of his dictionaries swoop down on him as he careens via adventures in night London.

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By Anthony Burgess

"Fine, sly, wealthy comedy. . . "―The big apple instances ebook Review

Dr. Edwin Spindrift has been despatched domestic from Burma with a mind tumor. toward phrases than to humans, his feel of fact is extra altered by means of his . whilst he escapes from the medical institution the evening sooner than his surgical procedure, issues and folks he hardly ever knew existed open air of his dictionaries swoop down on him as he careens via adventures in night London.

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An Ice-Cream War: A Novel

By William Boyd

"Rich in personality and incident, An Ice-Cream War fulfills the ambition of the historic novel at its best."
--The ny occasions e-book Review

Booker Prize Finalist

"Boyd has greater than fulfilled the brilliant promise of [his] first novel. . . . he's able not just of a few very humorous satire but in addition of seriousness and compassion."  --Michiko Kakutani, The big apple Times

1914. In a resort room in German East Africa, American farmer Walter Smith goals of Theodore Roosevelt. As he sleeps, a railway passenger swats at flies, regretting her selection to come to the darkish Continent--and to her husband. On a remote English riverbank, a jealous Felix Cobb watches his brother swim, and curses his sister-in-law-to-be. And within the heritage of the
world's day-by-day chatter: rumors of an Anglo-German clash, the likes of which nobody has ever seen.

In An Ice-Cream War, William Boyd brilliantly inspires the non-public dramas of a iteration upswept by way of the winds of warfare. After his German neighbor burns his crops--with an apology and a smile--Walter Smith takes up palms on behalf of serious Britain. And while Felix's brother marches off to guard British East Africa, he pursues, opposed to his larger judgment, a forbidden love affair. because the sons of the realm fit wits and guns on a continent millions of miles from domestic, desperation makes bedfellows of enemies and traitors of family and friends. through turns comedian and quietly clever, An Ice-Cream War deftly renders lives capsized through violence, probability, and the irrepressible human means for love.

"Funny, guaranteed, and cleanly, expansively informed, a seriocomic romp. Boyd offers us experiences of individuals stuck within the part wallet of calamity and dramatizes their plights with humor, aspect and grit."  --Harper's

"Boyd has crafted a quiet, seamless prose within which tale and characters circulation without difficulty out of a fertile mind's eye. . . . The reader emerges deeply moved." --Newsday

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By William Boyd

"Rich in personality and incident, An Ice-Cream War fulfills the ambition of the historic novel at its best."
--The ny occasions e-book Review

Booker Prize Finalist

"Boyd has greater than fulfilled the brilliant promise of [his] first novel. . . . he's able not just of a few very humorous satire but in addition of seriousness and compassion."  --Michiko Kakutani, The big apple Times

1914. In a resort room in German East Africa, American farmer Walter Smith goals of Theodore Roosevelt. As he sleeps, a railway passenger swats at flies, regretting her selection to come to the darkish Continent--and to her husband. On a remote English riverbank, a jealous Felix Cobb watches his brother swim, and curses his sister-in-law-to-be. And within the heritage of the
world's day-by-day chatter: rumors of an Anglo-German clash, the likes of which nobody has ever seen.

In An Ice-Cream War, William Boyd brilliantly inspires the non-public dramas of a iteration upswept by way of the winds of warfare. After his German neighbor burns his crops--with an apology and a smile--Walter Smith takes up palms on behalf of serious Britain. And while Felix's brother marches off to guard British East Africa, he pursues, opposed to his larger judgment, a forbidden love affair. because the sons of the realm fit wits and guns on a continent millions of miles from domestic, desperation makes bedfellows of enemies and traitors of family and friends. through turns comedian and quietly clever, An Ice-Cream War deftly renders lives capsized through violence, probability, and the irrepressible human means for love.

"Funny, guaranteed, and cleanly, expansively informed, a seriocomic romp. Boyd offers us experiences of individuals stuck within the part wallet of calamity and dramatizes their plights with humor, aspect and grit."  --Harper's

"Boyd has crafted a quiet, seamless prose within which tale and characters circulation without difficulty out of a fertile mind's eye. . . . The reader emerges deeply moved." --Newsday

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Lady Chatterley's Lover: The Complete and Unexpurgated 1928 Orioli Edition

By D. H. Lawrence

Encouraged by way of the long-standing affair among D. H. Lawrence’s German spouse and an Italian peasant, Lady Chatterley’s Lover follows the serious passions of Constance Chatterley. Trapped in an unsatisfied marriage to an aristocratic mine proprietor whose struggle wounds have left him paralyzed and impotent, Constance enters right into a liaison with the gamekeeper Mellors. Frank Kermode referred to as the e-book D. H. Lawrence’s “great achievement,” Anaïs Nin defined it as “his top novel,” and Archibald MacLeish hailed it as “one of an important works of fiction of the century.” in addition to an incisive creation via Kathryn Harrison, this contemporary Library variation comprises the transcript of the judge’s determination within the well-known 1959 obscenity trial that allowed Lady Chatterley’s Lover to be released within the usa.

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By D. H. Lawrence

Encouraged by way of the long-standing affair among D. H. Lawrence’s German spouse and an Italian peasant, Lady Chatterley’s Lover follows the serious passions of Constance Chatterley. Trapped in an unsatisfied marriage to an aristocratic mine proprietor whose struggle wounds have left him paralyzed and impotent, Constance enters right into a liaison with the gamekeeper Mellors. Frank Kermode referred to as the e-book D. H. Lawrence’s “great achievement,” Anaïs Nin defined it as “his top novel,” and Archibald MacLeish hailed it as “one of an important works of fiction of the century.” in addition to an incisive creation via Kathryn Harrison, this contemporary Library variation comprises the transcript of the judge’s determination within the well-known 1959 obscenity trial that allowed Lady Chatterley’s Lover to be released within the usa.

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To the Lighthouse

By Virginia Woolf

“Radiant as [To the Lighthouse] is in its attractiveness, there may possibly by no means be a mistake approximately it: here's a novel to the final measure critical and uncompromising. i believe that past being in regards to the very nature of fact, it truly is itself a imaginative and prescient of reality.”—Eudora Welty, from the Introduction

 

The serene and maternal Mrs. Ramsay, the tragic but absurd Mr. Ramsay, and their young ones and diverse visitors are on vacation at the Isle of Skye. From the probably trivial postponement of a trip to a close-by lighthouse, Woolf constructs a awesome, relocating exam of the advanced tensions and allegiances of relations lifestyles and the clash among males and women.

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By Virginia Woolf

“Radiant as [To the Lighthouse] is in its attractiveness, there may possibly by no means be a mistake approximately it: here's a novel to the final measure critical and uncompromising. i believe that past being in regards to the very nature of fact, it truly is itself a imaginative and prescient of reality.”—Eudora Welty, from the Introduction

 

The serene and maternal Mrs. Ramsay, the tragic but absurd Mr. Ramsay, and their young ones and diverse visitors are on vacation at the Isle of Skye. From the probably trivial postponement of a trip to a close-by lighthouse, Woolf constructs a awesome, relocating exam of the advanced tensions and allegiances of relations lifestyles and the clash among males and women.

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Frankenstein Thrift Study Edition (Dover Thrift Study Edition)

By Mary Shelley

Obsessed with growing existence in a laboratory, a clinical pupil haunts graveyards and dissecting rooms looking for the fabrics for his experiments. but if he achieves luck, he rejects his ghastly construction. The creature — eager for love yet avoided via all — turns evil and exacts revenge. 
Two centuries after its preliminary ebook, Frankenstein endures as a synonym for "monster." the 1st smooth horror novel in addition to the 1st science-fiction novel, Mary Shelley's Gothic romance has intrigued generations of readers. A definitive survey, this Dover Thrift examine version deals the novel's whole and unabridged textual content, plus a accomplished research advisor. Created to assist readers achieve an intensive figuring out of Frankenstein's content material and context, the advisor includes: 

• Chapter-by-chapter summaries
• motives and discussions of the plot
• Question-and-answer sections
• Shelley biography
• record of characters and more 
Dover Thrift examine variants characteristic every thing that scholars have to adopt a convinced studying of a vintage textual content, in addition to to organize themselves for sophistication discussions, essays, and exams. 

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By Mary Shelley

Obsessed with growing existence in a laboratory, a clinical pupil haunts graveyards and dissecting rooms looking for the fabrics for his experiments. but if he achieves luck, he rejects his ghastly construction. The creature — eager for love yet avoided via all — turns evil and exacts revenge. 
Two centuries after its preliminary ebook, Frankenstein endures as a synonym for "monster." the 1st smooth horror novel in addition to the 1st science-fiction novel, Mary Shelley's Gothic romance has intrigued generations of readers. A definitive survey, this Dover Thrift examine version deals the novel's whole and unabridged textual content, plus a accomplished research advisor. Created to assist readers achieve an intensive figuring out of Frankenstein's content material and context, the advisor includes: 

• Chapter-by-chapter summaries
• motives and discussions of the plot
• Question-and-answer sections
• Shelley biography
• record of characters and more 
Dover Thrift examine variants characteristic every thing that scholars have to adopt a convinced studying of a vintage textual content, in addition to to organize themselves for sophistication discussions, essays, and exams. 

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Endgame and Act Without Words

By Samuel Beckett

Samuel Beckett used to be presented the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969; his literary output of performs, novels, tales and poetry has earned him an uncontested position as one of many maximum writers of our time. Endgame, initially written in French and translated into English through Beckett himself, is taken into account via many critics to be his maximum unmarried paintings. A top of Beckett’s attribute uncooked minimalism, it's a natural and devastating distillation of the human essence within the face of impending death.

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By Samuel Beckett

Samuel Beckett used to be presented the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969; his literary output of performs, novels, tales and poetry has earned him an uncontested position as one of many maximum writers of our time. Endgame, initially written in French and translated into English through Beckett himself, is taken into account via many critics to be his maximum unmarried paintings. A top of Beckett’s attribute uncooked minimalism, it's a natural and devastating distillation of the human essence within the face of impending death.

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Complete Works of Robert Louis Stevenson

By Robert Louis Stevenson

* ALL 12 Novels and all up-to-date with concise introductions, giving precious contextual information
* the various texts are illustrated with the unique Victorian paintings, together with TREASURE ISLAND and DR JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE
* each brief tale and brief tale collection
* entrance no-nonsense contents desk permitting effortless navigation round the large file
* Texts organised into scholarly chronological order and divided into literary forms
* the full poetry and plays
* the entire collaboration works with different authors
* Even comprises the entire letters, with their contents table
* 1000s of pictures when it comes to Stevenson’s lifestyles and works
* The textual content has been rigorously formatted in your enjoyment
* quite a few photos on the topic of Stevenson's lifestyles and works
* at the least 3 BONUS biographies – discover Stevenson’s adventurous lifestyles via modern biographers – all with their very own distinct contents tables

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By Robert Louis Stevenson

* ALL 12 Novels and all up-to-date with concise introductions, giving precious contextual information
* the various texts are illustrated with the unique Victorian paintings, together with TREASURE ISLAND and DR JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE
* each brief tale and brief tale collection
* entrance no-nonsense contents desk permitting effortless navigation round the large file
* Texts organised into scholarly chronological order and divided into literary forms
* the full poetry and plays
* the entire collaboration works with different authors
* Even comprises the entire letters, with their contents table
* 1000s of pictures when it comes to Stevenson’s lifestyles and works
* The textual content has been rigorously formatted in your enjoyment
* quite a few photos on the topic of Stevenson's lifestyles and works
* at the least 3 BONUS biographies – discover Stevenson’s adventurous lifestyles via modern biographers – all with their very own distinct contents tables

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Poet's Pub (Penguin Classics)

By Eric Linklater

A literary Cheers—filled with British allure and wit

Comprised of an exciting sequence of vignettes that take place on the Pelican Pub in Downish, England, Poet's Pub is a humor-filled selection of tales via award winner Eric Linklater—one of the unique titles commissioned through Penguin Classics founder Allen Lane—and back on hand to American readers. When an Oxford poet named Saturday Keith assumes regulate of the Pelican Pub, what he wishes so much is the peace and freedom to craft his poems with no being disturbed. this can be the least of what occurs, for the neighborhood watering gap quickly turns into an out-and-out allure for numerous eccentric characters starting from uncouth rogues to contributors of academia.

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By Eric Linklater

A literary Cheers—filled with British allure and wit

Comprised of an exciting sequence of vignettes that take place on the Pelican Pub in Downish, England, Poet's Pub is a humor-filled selection of tales via award winner Eric Linklater—one of the unique titles commissioned through Penguin Classics founder Allen Lane—and back on hand to American readers. When an Oxford poet named Saturday Keith assumes regulate of the Pelican Pub, what he wishes so much is the peace and freedom to craft his poems with no being disturbed. this can be the least of what occurs, for the neighborhood watering gap quickly turns into an out-and-out allure for numerous eccentric characters starting from uncouth rogues to contributors of academia.

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