Download E-books The Damnation of Theron Ware: Or Illumination (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Harold Frederic

A candid inquiry into the intertwining of spiritual and sexual fervor, and a telling portrait of the U.S. on the finish of the 19th century, this novel foreshadows the increase of naturalism in American literature.

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Download E-books The Cambridge Companion to Edgar Allan Poe (Cambridge Companions to Literature) PDF

By Kevin J. Hayes

This significant other contains 14 essays by way of prime overseas students. they supply a sequence of latest views on the most enigmatic and debatable American writers. specifically adapted to the wishes of undergraduates, the essays study all of Poe's significant writings, his poetry, brief shops and feedback, and position his paintings in numerous literary, cultural and political contexts. This quantity could be of curiosity to students in addition to scholars. It encompasses a particular chronology and a finished advisor to extra interpreting.

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Download E-books Psycho killer PDF

By Keith Ablow

Contre les barreaux de sa cellule, le docteur Trevor Lucas tente de briser son bras droit qu'il dit possédé par devil. A Lynn, petite ville voisine de Boston, le procès Lucas défraye l. a. chronique : quatre des sufferers du chirurgien ont été sauvagement assassinés...

Le commissaire Emma Hancock, qui privilégie los angeles piste du plagiaire, fait appel à Frank Clevenger, un ami psychiatre dont l. a. brillante carrière a été détruite par los angeles cocaïne. Mais ce qu'elle forget about, c'est que Clevenger partage un poor mystery avec le docteur Lucas : ils connaissent tous deux le véritable coupable... Alors, quand le chirurgien, avec l'aide d'une horde de tueurs psychopathes, prend l'hôpital en otage et réclame los angeles présence de Clevenger, le psychiatre comprend qu'il va devoir régler ses comptes avec le passé.

Il accepte de se rendre dans l'antre de l'enfer pour négocier avec Lucas, tout en luttant contre un probability encore plus grand ses propres démons

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Download E-books The Way Forward Is with a Broken Heart PDF

By Alice Walker

"These are the tales that got here to me to learn after the shut of a paranormal marriage to a unprecedented guy that resulted in a less-than-magical divorce. i discovered myself unmoored, unmated, ungrounded in a fashion that challenged every thing i might ever thought of human relationships. located squarely in that terrifying paradise known as freedom, precipitously out on such a lot of emotional limbs, it used to be as though I were born; and actually i used to be being reborn because the girl i used to be to become."

So says Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Alice Walker approximately her attractive new ebook, within which "one of the simplest American writers at the present time" (The Washington put up) offers us great tales in accordance with wealthy truths from her personal adventure. Imbued with Walker's clever philosophy and realizing of individuals, the spirit, intercourse and love, the way in which ahead Is with a damaged center starts off with a lyrical, autobiographical tale of a wedding set within the violent and risky Deep South through the early years of the civil rights move. Walker is going directly to think tales that grew out of the lifestyles following that marriage—a lifestyles, she writes, that was once "marked via deep sea-changes and transitions." those provocative tales exhibit Walker's hard-won wisdom of affection of many types and of the relationships that form our lives, in addition to her infectious humorousness and pleasure. jam-packed with ask yourself on the strength of the existence strength and of the skill of people to maneuver via love and loss and therapeutic to like back, the best way ahead Is with a damaged middle is an enriching, passionate booklet by way of "a lavishly talented author" (The manhattan instances e-book Review).

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Download E-books The Case Against Satan (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Ray Russell

Before The Exorcist and Rosemary’s Baby, there has been The Case opposed to Satan
 
By the 20th century, the exorcism had all yet vanished, burnt up through sleek technology and psychology. yet Ray Russell—praised by way of Stephen King and Guillermo del Toro as a worldly practitioner of Gothic fiction—resurrected the ritual along with his vintage 1962 horror novel, The Case Against Satan, giving new upward push to the exorcism on web page, monitor, or even in genuine life.

Teenager Susan Garth used to be “a clean-talking candy little lady” of highschool age prior to she begun having “fits”—a unexpected aversion to church buildings and a newfound fondness for vulgarity. Then one evening, she strips in entrance of the parish priest and sinks her nails into his throat. If now not insanity, then the reply has to be demonic ownership. to conquer the satan, Bishop Crimmings recruits Father Gregory Sargent, a more youthful priest with a style for contemporary principles and brandy. As the 2 males struggle not only the darkness tormenting Susan but additionally each other, a soul-chilling revelation lurks within the shadows—one that is familiar with that the darkest evil is going by means of many names.

For greater than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts stronger by way of introductions and notes through exclusive students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations through award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Lilacs and Other Stories PDF

By Kate Chopin

Kate Chopin (1850-1904) used to be an American author of novels and brief tales. She is now thought of to were a forerunner of the feminist literature of the twentieth century. all through her profession, Chopin won thought from a visit to the South in Louisiana and lots more and plenty of her fiction was once set there. She valued its imprecise, much less based and extra sensual surroundings. even if she was once pigeonholed as a nearby author, she sought after badly to arrive a countrywide viewers. She attempted to consign along with her choice of Creole tales and at last succeeded with "Lilacs and different Stories". "Lilacs" is the story of a cosmopolitan Parisian actress, Adrienne Farival, who encouraged each spring by way of the smell of the 1st lilac blossom, visits the convent the place she spent her adolescence to discover someday, she is banished endlessly. This assortment comprises 23 different special stories of Southern existence together with "Beyond the Bayou," a narrative of a middle-aged black lady named l. a. Folle who lives on an deserted box subsequent to the bayou from which she hasn't ever ventured to the lands past her domestic.

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Download E-books Second Skin PDF

By John Hawkes

“I felt immediately, examining the 1st paragraph of Second Skin, that i used to be within the presence of the traits Nabokov thought of the hallmarks of paintings: interest, tenderness, kindness, ecstasy.” ― Jeffrey Eugenides

Skipper, an ex-World battle II naval Lieutenant and the narrator of Second Skin, interweaves prior and present―what he refers to as his "naked history"―in a chain of episodes that inform the tale of a unstable existence marked by way of pitiful losses, in addition to a extra elusive, overwhelming, pleasure. The prior: the suicides of his father, spouse and daughter, the homicide of his son-in-law, a brutal rape, and next mutiny at sea. the current: taking good care of his granddaughter on a "northern" island the place he works as a synthetic inseminator of cows, and makes an attempt to reclaim the innocence with which he confronted the tragedies of his prior existence. Combining unflinching descriptions of pain along with his feel of good looks, Hawkes is a grasp of nimble and sensuous prose who makes the grim and mundane excellent, and sometimes makes the wonderful surreal.

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Download E-books The Tattooed Girl: A Novel (Oates, Joyce Carol) PDF

By Joyce Carol Oates

Joshua Seigl, a celebrated yet reclusive writer, is pressured for purposes of failing healthiness to give up his much-prized bachelor's independence. advertisements for an assistant, he unwittingly embarks upon the main risky event of his privileged life.

Alma Busch, a sensuous, bodily beautiful younger girl with strange tattoos overlaying a lot of her physique, stirs in Seigl a fancy of feelings: pity? hope? accountability? guilt? blind to her painful previous and her stricken character, Seigl hires her as his assistant. because the novel alternates among Seigl's and Alma's issues of view, the naïve altruism of the only and the virulent anti-Semitism of the opposite conflict in a tragedy of thwarted erotic desire.

With her masterful stability of darkish suspense and magnificent tenderness, Joyce Carol Oates probes the modern tragedy of ethnic hatred and demanding situations our accredited limits of wish. The Tattooed Girl can be her such a lot debatable novel.

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Download E-books The Coup: A Novel PDF

By John Updike

The Coup describes violent occasions within the imaginary African country of Kush, a wide, landlocked, drought-ridden, sub-Saharan kingdom led via Colonel Hakim Félix Ellelloû. (“A leader,” writes Colonel Ellelloû, “is person who, out of insanity or goodness, takes upon himself the woe of a humans. There are few males so foolish.”) Colonel Ellelloû has 4 better halves, a silver Mercedes, and a enthusiast aversion—cultural, ideological, and personal—to the us. however the U.S. retains creeping into Kush, and the repercussions of this incursion constitute the occasions of the radical. Colonel Ellelloû tells his personal story—always elegantly, and infrequently within the 3rd person—from an undisclosed situation within the South of France.

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Download E-books The Color Purple, The Temple of My Familiar, and Possessing the Secret of Joy (The Color Purple Collection) PDF

By Alice Walker

Three strong novels via Alice Walker, starting together with her masterpiece the colour pink, and following characters as they're drawn into severe confrontations with history.

The colour crimson is Walker’s lovely, Pulitzer Prize–winning novel of braveness within the face of oppression. Celie grows up in rural Georgia, navigating a early life of ceaseless abuse. not just is she terrible and despised by way of the society round her, she’s badly taken care of by means of her kinfolk. As she starts off writing letters on to God in an try and go beyond a existence that regularly turns out an excessive amount of to endure. Her letters span 20 years and list a trip of self-discovery and empowerment throughout the guiding gentle of some powerful ladies and her personal implacable will to discover concord with herself and her domestic.

In The Temple of My everyday, Celie and Shug from the colour red stick with the lives of an excellent solid of characters, all dealing ultimately with the legacy of the African event in the US. From fresh African immigrants, to a girl who grew up within the mixed-race rainforest groups of South the United States, to Celie’s personal granddaughter residing in modern day San Francisco, all needs to come to appreciate the brutal tales in their ancestors to come back to phrases with their very own lives.

Possessing the key of pleasure portrays Tashi’s tribe, the Olinka, the place younger ladies suffer circumcision as an initiation into the neighborhood. Tashi manages to prevent this destiny in the beginning, but if pressed through tribal leaders, she submits. Years later, married and dwelling in the United States as Evelyn Johnson, Tashi’s internal discomfort emerges. As she questions why one of these terrifying, disfiguring sacrifice used to be required, she kinds in the course of the many degrees of subjugation with which she’s been confused through the years.

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