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A Stillness of Chimes

By Meg Moseley
  • ISBN Code: : 0307730794
  • Publisher : Multnomah
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
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What if the pain of the past revealed an unknown sacrifice that changes everything? When teacher Laura Gantt comes home to Prospect, Georgia to settle her recently-deceased mother’s household, the last thing she expects to encounter is a swirl of rumors about the father she lost to the lake twelve years ago—that he has reportedly been seen around town. Elliott Gantt’s body was never found and he was presumed dead. Reeling from the sharp loss of a parent, Laura must now grapple with painful memories surrounding her father’s disappearance and the sense of abandonment she experienced after his death. Life-long friend and former beau Sean Halloran wants nothing more than to protect Laura from the far-fetched stories of Elliott’s resurrection and to care for her, but he has his own reasons, troubling echoes from his childhood, to put Elliott’s disappearance to rest. Working together, Laura and Sean begin to uncover the truth, one mired in the wooded peaks and deep waters of the Blue Ridge Mountains surrounding Prospect. Can they fathom how many secrets the steep hills hold? With surprising facts revealed, will Laura be able to understand the sacrificial choices made that forever changed her life? And can love and a peace with God be rekindled in her heart after so much time has passed?

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The Scottish novelist, poet, essayist and travel writer Robert Louis Stevenson achieved literary celebrity during his lifetime, with the publication of instant classics such as Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. For the first time in publishing history, this comprehensive eBook presents Stevenson’s complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 4) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Stevenson’s life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * ALL 16 novels, with individual contents tables * Rare unfinished novels * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Famous works such as TREASURE ISLAND are fully illustrated * Rare uncollected short stories, appearing in digital print for the first time * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry and the short stories * Easily locate the poems or short stories you want to read * Includes Stevenson’s letters - spend hours exploring the author’s personal correspondence * Special criticism section, with essays evaluating Stevenson’s contribution to literature * Features four biographies - discover Stevenson’s literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres * UPDATED with rare stories, new introductions and structural improvements Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels TREASURE ISLAND THE BLACK ARROW PRINCE OTTO THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE KIDNAPPED THE MASTER OF BALLANTRAE THE WRONG BOX THE WRECKER CATRIONA THE EBB-TIDE WEIR OF HERMISTON ST. IVES HEATHERCAT THE GREAT NORTH ROAD THE YOUNG CHEVALIER The Short Story Collections NEW ARABIAN NIGHTS MORE NEW ARABIAN NIGHTS - THE DYNAMITER THE MERRY MEN AND OTHER TALES AND FABLES ISLAND NIGHTS’ ENTERTAINMENTS FABLES TALES AND FANTASIES UNCOLLECTED STORIES The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Plays THE CHARITY BAZAAR DEACON BRODIE BEAU AUSTIN ADMIRAL GUINEA MACAIRE The Poetry Collections A CHILD’S GARDEN OF VERSES UNDERWOODS BALLADS SONGS OF TRAVEL AND OTHER VERSES ADDITIONAL POEMS NEW POEMS AND VARIANT READINGS The Poems LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Travel Writing AN INLAND VOYAGE TRAVELS WITH A DONKEY IN THE CEVENNES EDINBURGH: PICTURESQUE NOTES ESSAYS OF TRAVEL ACROSS THE PLAINS THE SILVERADO SQUATTERS THE OLD AND NEW PACIFIC CAPITALS The Non-Fiction VIRGINIBUS PUERISQUE AND OTHER PAPERS FAMILIAR STUDIES OF MEN AND BOOKS MEMORIES AND PORTRAITS MEMOIR OF FLEEMING JENKIN RECORDS OF A FAMILY OF ENGINEERS ADDITIONAL MEMORIES AND PORTRAITS LATER ESSAYS LAY MORALS AND OTHER PAPERS PRAYERS WRITTEN FOR FAMILY USE AT VAILIMA A FOOTNOTE TO HISTORY IN THE SOUTH SEAS LETTERS FROM SAMOA JUVENILIA AND OTHER PAPERS PIERRE JEAN DE BÉRANGER ARTICLE The Letters THE LETTERS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON VAILIMA LETTERS The Biographies THE LIFE OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON by Sir Graham Balfour ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON by Alexander H. Japp THE LIFE OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON FOR BOYS AND GIRLS by Jacqueline M. Overton THE LIFE OF MRS. ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON by Nellie Van De Grift Sanchez Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

The Jarmusch Way

By Julian Rice
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  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Book Code : 0810885735
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 374
  • Pdf File: the-jarmusch-way.pdf

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Since the early 1980s, Jim Jarmusch has produced a handful of idiosyncratic films that have established him as one of the most imaginatively allusive directors in the history of American cinema. Three of his films—Dead Man (1995), Ghost Dog (1999), and The Limits of Control (2009)—demonstrate the director’s unique take on Eastern and Aboriginal spirituality. In The Jarmusch Way, Julian Rice looks closely at these three films and explores their relation to Eastern philosophy and particular works of Western literature, painting, and cinema. Making a case that this director deserves far more serious attention than he has received thus far, The Jarmusch Way thoroughly discusses three of his most intriguing films.

The Blindfold Game

By Donald Thomas
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  • Publisher : Murder Room
  • Book Code : 1471904431
  • Total of Pages : 310
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 188
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The sensational events of the summer of 1907 - the disappearance of the Ascot Gold Cup from the Royal Enclosure, and the even more astonishing theft of the Irish Crown Jewels from a locked and guarded strongroom in Dublin Castle - remain mysterious but apparently random events. Only one man knows their secret. Captain Richard Gaudeans, cashiered officer, conman and cracksman, cuts a more appropriate figure among the fairground booths where he earns his living than the corridors of power. But the course of the year takes him into both. And in both he uses his skill and cunning to outmanoeuvre everyone in his path.

The Idea of Man

By Mark Aman
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  • Publisher : Mark Aman
  • Book Code : 1370643683
  • Total of Pages : 123
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  • Members : 611
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The Idea of Man presents a new ontology, or idea of human being, by developing the logic that naturally flows from that which is original, necessary, inherent and essential to this being - upright posture. The verticality of man, simply and mutely constituted by his innate 'uprightness', is taken as the ontological key to understanding the idea of man, the world of language and the very possibility of Being itself. In this, the book conceives in unison both an Ontological Anthropology and an Anthropological Ontology.

The Hand of Fu-Manchu

By Sax Rohmer
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 245
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 107
  • Pdf File: the-hand-of-fu-manchu.pdf

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"The Hand of Fu-Manchu" by Sax Rohmer. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Delphi Collected Works of Ouida (Illustrated)

By Ouida
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  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Book Code : 1786560968
  • Total of Pages : 6253
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 249
  • Pdf File: delphi-collected-works-of-ouida.pdf

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Daughters of the Revolution

By Charles Carleton Coffin
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 170
  • Pdf File: daughters-of-the-revolution.pdf

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This eBook edition has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Many volumes have been written setting forth the patriotism and heroism of the fathers of the Republic, but the devotion of the mothers and daughters has received far less attention. This book is designed, therefore, to portray in some degree their influence in the struggle of the Colonies to attain their independence. The narration of events takes the form of a story—a slight thread of romance being employed, rather than didactic narrative, to more vividly picture the scenes and the parts performed by the actors in the great historic drama. It will not be difficult for the reader to discern between the facts of history and the imaginative parts of the story.

Divergent Tracks

By Vanessa Theme Ament
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 1501359207
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 830
  • Pdf File: divergent-tracks.pdf

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By examining three case studies of award-winning soundtracks from cult films-Barton Fink (1991), Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), and The English Patient (1996)-it becomes clear that major American film communities, when confronted with the initial technological changes of the 1990s, experienced similar challenges with the inelegant transition from analogue to digital. However, their cultural and structural labor differences governed different results. Vanessa Ament, author of The Foley Grail (2009), rather than defining the 1990s as an era of technological determinism-a superficial reading-it is best understood as one in which sound professionals became more viable as artists, collaborated in sound design authorship, and influenced this digital transition to better accommodate their needs and desires in their work.

The Hill of Venus

By Nathan Gallizier
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  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Book Code : 1465607943
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 683
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Evening was falling on the Basilicata, the shadowy, hazy twilight of the fading midsummer day. The pale green leaves of the olive-branches hung limply from their boughs, but the great willows which drooped over the meandering tide of the Garigliano now and then stirred a feathery twig in response to the delicate touch of the evening breeze. The sun had entered the waters of ancient Liris for his evening bath, leaving his robes of crimson and gold draped in the western sky. Everything in this fabled land had grown enchanted in the sunset glow. The plane-trees drooped their leaves, as if wrapped in silent dreams. In the poppy-fields the shrill insect voices were hushed, wan presage of the coming dusk. The Liris rolled his sunset crimson gold between the broken scenery of the hills, and the dark forests of the Murgie spread waving shadows over the sun-kissed Apulian plains. To eastward the towering promontory of Monte Gargano, with the shrines of St. Michael, patron of the Sea, rose sheer and precipitous from the restless element which laved its base. The milk-white Apulian towns of Foggia, Trani and Bitonto faded into the horizon to southward, and the shadowy outlines of Castel del Monte, rising upon a conical hill in the remote Basilicata, terminated the view to westward. Out of the green dusk of forest aisles in which lost sunbeams quivered, there rode a horseman into the shadowy silence of the deepening twilight. Horse and rider alike seemed to feel the sway of the hour. Their appearance did not so much as startle a bird, which from the boughs of a carob-tree was languidly carolling a slumber song, that melted away in the purple twilight without a single vibration. Rider and steed drooped; the one in his saddle, the other over the fragrant grass, into which the tired hoofs sank at every step. The solitary traveller seemed lost in contemplation of the scenery, as he now and then paused in the shadow of the dwarfed plane and carob-trees. Round their grotesquely gnarled trunks vines clung in fantastic tapestries of living green, between which the path seemed to wind towards strange twilight worlds. Slowly, as if under the weight of some heavy spell, the horseman continued upon the deserted road, when he was suddenly roused from his abstracted reveries by the sound of the Angelus, cleaving the stillness with echoing chimes.

Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times (Illustrated Edition)

By Charles Carleton Coffin
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8027305012
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 876
  • Pdf File: daughters-of-the-revolution-and-their-times.pdf

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Many volumes have been written setting forth the patriotism and heroism of the fathers of the Republic, but the devotion of the mothers and daughters has received far less attention. This book is designed, therefore, to portray in some degree their influence in the struggle of the Colonies to attain their independence. The narration of events takes the form of a story—a slight thread of romance being employed, rather than didactic narrative, to more vividly picture the scenes and the parts performed by the actors in the great historic drama. It will not be difficult for the reader to discern between the facts of history and the imaginative parts of the story.

Partners in Healing

By Beverly Anne Musgrave,John Bickle
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  • Publisher : Paulist Press
  • Book Code : 9780809141722
  • Total of Pages : 180
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Members : 285
  • Pdf File: partners-in-healing.pdf

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"This volume is a handbook for those who visit the sick or needy, whether in hospitals or at home." "The chapters of this book have been written by medical and pastoral professionals, psychologists, and former patients. They represent the new thrust in caregiving that goes beyond doctors' offices, meeting people where they live and in places of the spirit where they need to find healing."--Jacket.

Delphi Collected Works of Sax Rohmer (Illustrated)

By Sax Rohmer
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  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Book Code : 1786560410
  • Total of Pages : 5369
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 293
  • Pdf File: delphi-collected-works-of-sax-rohmer.pdf

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Sax Rohmer, the pen name of Arthur Sarsfield Ward, was an internationally popular British writer, most famous for creating the sinister Chinese criminal genius Fu Manchu, the hero-villain of many novels. This comprehensive eBook presents Rohmer’s collected works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 2) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Rohmer’s life and works * Concise introductions to the famous novels and other texts * All 13 Fu Manchu novels, with individual contents tables * Special Fu Manchu and Sumuru Series table of contents * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories * Easily locate the short stories you want to read * Rare Fu Manchu stories * Includes Rohmer’s rare non-fiction work on the occult, ‘The Romance of Sorcery’, – available in no other collection * UPDATED with 9 more books, including the complete 5-novel Sumuru series, first time in digital print * Ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres CONTENTS: The Dr. Fu-Manchu Series The Sumuru Series The Novels The Mystery of Dr. Fu-Manchu (1913) The Sins of Séverac Bablon (1914) The Yellow Claw (1915) The Devil Doctor (1916) The Si-Fan Mysteries (1917) Brood of the Witch-Queen (1918) The Orchard of Tears (1918) The Quest of the Sacred Slipper (1919) Dope: A Story of Chinatown and the Drug Traffic (1919) The Golden Scorpion (1919) The Green Eyes of Bâst (1919) Bat-Wing (1921) Fire-Tongue (1921) Gray Face (1924) Day the World Ended (1930) Daughter of Fu Manchu (1931) The Mask of Fu Manchu (1931) Fu Manchu’s Bride (1933) The Trail of Fu Manchu (1934) The Bat Flies Low (1935) President Fu Manchu (1936) The Drums of Fu Manchu (1939) The Island of Fu Manchu (1941) Seven Sins (1943) Shadow of Fu Manchu (1948) Nude in Mink (1950) Sumuru (1951) The Fire Goddess (1952) Return of Sumuru (1954) Sinister Madonna (1956) Re-Enter Fu Manchu (1957) Emperor Fu Manchu (1959) The Short Story Collections Exploits of Captain O’Hagan (1916) Tales of Secret Egypt (1918) The Dream Detective, Being Some Account of the Methods of Moris Klaw (1920) The Haunting of Low Fennel (1920) Tales of Chinatown (1922) Fu Manchu Stories (1952-59) The Short Stories List of Short Stories in Chronological Order List of Short Stories in Alphabetical Order The Non-Fiction The Romance of Sorcery (1914)

The Laird of Duncairn

By Craig Comer
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  • Publisher : CityOwl+ORM
  • Book Code : 1944728260
  • Total of Pages : 360
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 211
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“The action is quick-paced and interesting . . . fans of both fantasy and steampunk will find this is a great introduction to a promising series.” &mdashInD’tale A war is brewing between the worlds of fey and man . . . but only one can prevail. Find out which in this fantasy featuring nefarious plots, dashing knaves, and militant gnomes. When Sir Walter Conrad discovers a new energy source, one that could topple nations and revolutionize society, the race to dominate its ownership begins. But the excavation of this energy will have dire consequences for both humans and fey. For an ancient enemy stirs, awakened by Sir Walter’s discovery. Outcast half-fey Effie of Glen Coe is the empire’s only hope at averting the oncoming disaster. But she finds herself embroiled in the conflict, investigating the eldritch evil spreading throughout the Highlands. As she struggles against the greed of mighty lords and to escape the clutches of the queen’s minions, her comfortable world is shattered. Racing to thwart the growing menace, she realizes the only thing that can save them all is a truce no one wants. “Well-developed characters and plot make this historical fantasy a true pleasure to read and become lost in . . . A very unique and fascinating story. I definitely can’t wait for this series to continue!” —Cecily Wolfe, author of Throne of Grace “I really enjoyed this book. It’s unique . . . The writing was excellent, and the details the author added in didn’t just make the time period, but the whole world come to life.” —I Heart Reading

Folle-Farine

By Ouida
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 417
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 530
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"Folle-Farine" by Ouida. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.