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A Tale of Time City

By Diana Wynne Jones
  • ISBN Code: : 0007439709
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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Book Excerpt :

When Vivian is evacuated from London in 1939, she expects to be staying in the countryside. Instead, she is whisked away to Time City – a place that exists outside time and space.

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Diana Wynne Jones’s Fantastical Journeys Collection (The Islands of Chaldea, A Tale of Time City, The Homeward Bounders)

By Diana Wynne Jones
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Book Code : 0008127395
  • Total of Pages : 970
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 943
  • Pdf File: diana-wynne-jones-s-fantastical-journeys-collection.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Come on a journey through the magical worlds of the award-winning Diana Wynne Jones. This exclusive ebook collection of three titles contains A Tale of Time City, The Homeward Bounders, and her final published novel (completed by her sister Ursula Jones), The Islands of Chaldea.

A Tale of Two Cities

By Charles Dickens
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : BookRix
  • Book Code : 373680069X
  • Total of Pages : 544
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 378
  • Pdf File: a-tale-of-two-cities.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A Tale of Two Cities is a novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. With well over 200 million copies sold, it ranks among the most famous works in the history of fictional literature. The novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralised by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the early years of the revolution, and many unflattering social parallels with life in London during the same time period. It follows the lives of several protagonists through these events. The most notable are Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton. Darnay is a former French aristocrat who falls victim to the indiscriminate wrath of the revolution despite his virtuous nature, and Carton is a dissipated English barrister who endeavors to redeem his ill-spent life out of his unrequited love for Darnay's wife.

A Tale of Magic...

By Chris Colfer
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Book Code : 0316523496
  • Total of Pages : 496
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 243
  • Pdf File: a-tale-of-magic.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This #1 New York Times bestseller is the first book in a new series set in Chris Colfer's Land of Stories universe, perfect for both new and longtime fans! When Brystal Evergreen stumbles across a secret section of the library, she discovers a book that introduces her to a world beyond her imagination and learns the impossible: She is a fairy capable of magic! But in the oppressive Southern Kingdom, women are forbidden from reading and magic is outlawed, so Brystal is swiftly convicted of her crimes and sent to the miserable Bootstrap Correctional Facility. But with the help of the mysterious Madame Weatherberry, Brystal is whisked away and enrolled in an academy of magic! Adventure comes with a price, however, and when Madame Weatherberry is called away to attend to an important problem she doesn't return. Do Brystal and her classmates have what it takes to stop a sinister plot that risks the fate of the world, and magic, forever? Fall in love with an all-new series from Chris Colfer, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Land of Stories, filled with adventure, imagination, and wonderfully memorable characters both familiar and new. A #1 New York Times bestsellerAn IndieBound bestseller A USA Today bestseller A Wall Street Journal bestseller Don't miss: A TALE OF WITCHCRAFT...

Eight Days of Luke

By Diana Wynne Jones
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Book Code : 0007439717
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 465
  • Pdf File: eight-days-of-luke.pdf

Book Short Summary:

There seemed nothing odd about Luke to begin with – except perhaps the snakes. If they were snakes, that is... David wasn’t sure.

Deep Secret

By Diana Wynne Jones
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Book Code : 1466851872
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 386
  • Pdf File: deep-secret.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Rupert Venables is a Magid. It's a Magid's job to oversee what goes on in the vast Multiverse. Actually, Rupert is really only a junior Magid. But he's got a king-sized problem. Rupert's territory includes Earth and the Empire of Korfyros. When his mentor dies Rupert must find a replacement. But there are hundreds of candidates. How is he supposed to choose? And interviewing each one could take forever. Unless... What if he could round them all up in one place? Simple! At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations (Oprah's Book Club)

By Charles Dickens
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101499516
  • Total of Pages : 848
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 335
  • Pdf File: a-tale-of-two-cities-and-great-expectations.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Two of the most beloved novels in all of English literature-together in one extraordinary volume. A TALE OF TWO CITIES After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille, the ageing Doctor Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter in England. There the lives of the two very different men, Charles Darnay, an exiled French aristocrat, and Sydney Carton, a disreputable but brilliant English lawyer, become enmeshed through their love for Lucie Manette. From the tranquil roads of London, they are drawn against their will to the vengeful, bloodstained streets of Paris at the height of the Reign of Terror, and they soon fall under the lethal shadow of the guillotine. GREAT EXPECTATIONS A terrifying encounter with an escaped convict in a graveyard on the wild Kent marshes; a summons to meet the bitter, decaying Miss Havisham and her beautiful, cold-hearted ward Estella; the sudden generosity of a mysterious benefactor- these form a series of events that changes the orphaned Pip's life forever, and he eagerly abandons his humble origins to begin a new life as a gentleman. Dickens's haunting late novel depicts Pip's education and development through adversity as he discovers the true nature of his "great expectations."

The Tale of Despereaux

By Kate DiCamillo
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Book Code : 0763649430
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 737
  • Pdf File: the-tale-of-despereaux.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A brave mouse, a covetous rat, a wishful serving girl, and a princess named Pea come together in Kate DiCamillo's Newbery Medal–winning tale. Welcome to the story of Despereaux Tilling, a mouse who is in love with music, stories, and a princess named Pea. It is also the story of a rat called Roscuro, who lives in the darkness and covets a world filled with light. And it is the story of Miggery Sow, a slow-witted serving girl who harbors a simple, impossible wish. These three characters are about to embark on a journey that will lead them down into a horrible dungeon, up into a glittering castle, and, ultimately, into each other's lives. What happens then? As Kate DiCamillo would say: Reader, it is your destiny to find out. With black-and-white illustrations and a refreshed cover by Timothy Basil Ering.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

By Mark Haddon
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Book Code : 0307371565
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 201
  • Pdf File: the-curious-incident-of-the-dog-in-the-night-time.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A bestselling modern classic—both poignant and funny—narrated by a fifteen year old autistic savant obsessed with Sherlock Holmes, this dazzling novel weaves together an old-fashioned mystery, a contemporary coming-of-age story, and a fascinating excursion into a mind incapable of processing emotions. Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, Christopher is autistic. Everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning for him. At fifteen, Christopher’s carefully constructed world falls apart when he finds his neighbour’s dog Wellington impaled on a garden fork, and he is initially blamed for the killing. Christopher decides that he will track down the real killer, and turns to his favourite fictional character, the impeccably logical Sherlock Holmes, for inspiration. But the investigation leads him down some unexpected paths and ultimately brings him face to face with the dissolution of his parents’ marriage. As Christopher tries to deal with the crisis within his own family, the narrative draws readers into the workings of Christopher’s mind. And herein lies the key to the brilliance of Mark Haddon’s choice of narrator: The most wrenching of emotional moments are chronicled by a boy who cannot fathom emotions. The effect is dazzling, making for one of the freshest debut in years: a comedy, a tearjerker, a mystery story, a novel of exceptional literary merit that is great fun to read.

A Wrinkle in Time

By Madeleine L'Engle,General Press
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  • Publisher : GENERAL PRESS
  • Book Code : 9389157722
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 678
  • Pdf File: a-wrinkle-in-time.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A Wrinkle in Time is the winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal. It was a dark and stormy night—Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger. "Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I'll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract." A tesseract (in case the reader doesn't know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L'Engle's unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg's father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem.

The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell

By Chris Colfer
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Book Code : 0316204919
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 438
  • Pdf File: the-land-of-stories.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The first book in Chris Colfer's #1 New York Times bestselling series The Land of Stories about two siblings who fall into a fairy-tale world! Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change forever, in this fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines our modern day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairy tales. The Land of Stories tells the tale of twins Alex and Conner. Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, they leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with fairy tale characters they grew up reading about. But after a series of encounters with witches, wolves, goblins, and trolls alike, getting back home is going to be harder than they thought.

The Crown of Dalemark (The Dalemark Quartet, Book 4)

By Diana Wynne Jones
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Book Code : 000817072X
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 743
  • Pdf File: the-crown-of-dalemark.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The final book in the epic fantasy-adventure series from ‘the Godmother of Fantasy’, Diana Wynne Jones. Now back in print!

Cantoras

By Carolina De Robertis
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 0525521704
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 127
  • Pdf File: cantoras.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In defiance of the brutal military government that took power in Uruguay in the 1970s, and under which homosexuality is a dangerous transgression, five women miraculously find one another—and, together, an isolated cape that they claim as their own. Over the next thirty-five years, they travel back and forth from this secret sanctuary, sometimes together, sometimes in pairs, with lovers in tow or alone. Throughout it all, they will be tested repeatedly—by their families, lovers, society, and one another—as they fight to live authentic lives. A groundbreaking, genre-defining work, Cantoras is a breathtaking portrait of queer love, community, forgotten history, and the strength of the human spirit.

The Book of Form and Emptiness

By Ruth Ozeki
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0143199048
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 979
  • Pdf File: the-book-of-form-and-emptiness.pdf

Book Short Summary:

WINNER OF THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION NATIONAL BESTSELLER “If you’ve lost your way with fiction over the last year or two, let The Book of Form and Emptiness light your way home.” —David Mitchell, Booker Prize-finalist author of Cloud Atlas A brilliantly inventive new novel about loss, growing up, and our relationship with things, by the Booker Prize-finalist author of A Tale for the Time Being One year after the death of his beloved musician father, thirteen-year-old Benny Oh begins to hear voices. The voices belong to the things in his house—a sneaker, a broken Christmas ornament, a piece of wilted lettuce. Although Benny doesn't understand what these things are saying, he can sense their emotional tone; some are pleasant, a gentle hum or coo, but others are snide, angry and full of pain. When his mother, Annabelle, develops a hoarding problem, the voices grow more clamorous. At first, Benny tries to ignore them, but soon the voices follow him outside the house, onto the street and at school, driving him at last to seek refuge in the silence of a large public library, where objects are well-behaved and know to speak in whispers. There, Benny discovers a strange new world. He falls in love with a mesmerizing street artist with a smug pet ferret, who uses the library as her performance space. He meets a homeless philosopher-poet, who encourages him to ask important questions and find his own voice amongst the many. And he meets his very own Book—a talking thing—who narrates Benny’s life and teaches him to listen to the things that truly matter. With its blend of sympathetic characters, riveting plot, and vibrant engagement with everything from jazz, to climate change, to our attachment to material possessions, The Book of Form and Emptiness is classic Ruth Ozeki—bold, wise, poignant, playful, humane and heartbreaking.

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

By Beatrix Potter,General Press
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  • Publisher : GENERAL PRESS
  • Book Code : 9391181244
  • Total of Pages : 284
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 524
  • Pdf File: the-tale-of-peter-rabbit.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Tale of Peter Rabbit, first published by Frederick Warne in 1902, is a classic children's story by Beatrix Potter that is a must read for new and returning readers alike. Beatrix Potter was an English author, illustrator, natural scientist, and conservationist best known for her children's books featuring animals. Potter's artistic and literary interests were deeply influenced by fairies, fairy tales and fantasy. ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’ was her first publication. It tells the story of a very mischievous rabbit and the trouble he encounters in a vegetable garden. Peter disobeys his mother by going into Mr. McGregor's garden and almost gets caught. Potter's books continue to sell throughout the world in many languages with her stories being retold in song, film, ballet, and animation. The basis for the 2018 film, Peter Rabbit has been hailed as one of the bestselling stories of all time. The warmth and charm of Beatrix Potter's animal stories have made them favorites with generations of children and adults.

Busted

By Wendy Ruderman,Barbara Laker
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062085468
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : True Crime
  • Members : 766
  • Pdf File: busted.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In the vein of Erin Brockovich, The Departed, and T. J. English's Savage City comes Busted, the shocking true story of the biggest police corruption scandal in Philadelphia history, a tale of drugs, power, and abuse involving a rogue narcotics squad, a confidential informant, and two veteran journalists whose reporting drove a full-scale FBI probe, rocked the City of Brotherly Love, and earned a Pulitzer Prize . In 2003, Benny Martinez became a Confidential Informant for a member of the Philadelphia Police Department's narcotics squad, helping arrest nearly 200 drug and gun dealers over seven years. But that success masked a dark and dangerous reality: the cops were as corrupt as the criminals they targeted. In addition to fabricating busts, the squad systematically looted mom-and-pop stores, terrorizing hardworking immigrant owners. One squad member also sexually assaulted three women during raids. Frightened for his life, Martinez turned to Philadelphia Daily News reporters Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker. Busted chronicles how these two journalists—both middle-class working mothers—formed an unlikely bond with a convicted street dealer to uncover the secrets of ruthless kingpins and dirty cops. Professionals in an industry shrinking from severe financial cutbacks, Ruderman and Laker had few resources—besides their own grit and tenacity—to break a dangerous, complex story that would expose the rotten underbelly of a modern American city and earn them a Pulitzer Prize. A page-turning thriller based on superb reportage, illustrated with eight pages of photos, Busted is modern true crime at its finest.

Vampires Never Get Old

By Zoraida Córdova,Natalie C. Parker
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Imprint
  • Book Code : 1250230004
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 613
  • Pdf File: vampires-never-get-old.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Boundary-pushing... Stories that stake a new claim on old tropes." —Publishers Weekly, starred review Eleven fresh vampire stories from young adult fiction’s leading voices in this bestselling anthology! In this delicious new collection, you’ll find stories about lurking vampires of social media, rebellious vampires hungry for more than just blood, eager vampires coming out—and going out for their first kill—and other bold, breathtaking, dangerous, dreamy, eerie, iconic, powerful creatures of the night. Welcome to the evolution of the vampire—and a revolution on the page. Vampires Never Get Old includes stories by authors both bestselling and acclaimed, including Samira Ahmed, Dhonielle Clayton, Zoraida Córdova and Natalie C. Parker, Tessa Gratton, Heidi Heilig, Julie Murphy, Mark Oshiro, Rebecca Roanhorse, Laura Ruby, Victoria “V. E.” Schwab, and Kayla Whaley. An Imprint Book "Vampire fans, sink your teeth into this satisfying collection." —Kirkus Reviews

City at the End of Time

By Greg Bear
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Book Code : 0345507134
  • Total of Pages : 496
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 102
  • Pdf File: city-at-the-end-of-time.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Multiple Hugo and Nebula award-winning author, Greg Bear is one of science fiction’s most accomplished writers. Bold scientific speculation, riveting plots, and a fierce humanism reflected in characters who dare to dream of better worlds distinguish his work. Now Bear has written a mind-bendingly epic novel that may well be his masterpiece. Do you dream of a city at the end of time? In a time like the present, in a world that may or may not be our own, three young people–Ginny, Jack, and Daniel–dream of a doomed, decadent city of the distant future: the Kalpa. Ginny’s and Jack’s dreams overtake them without warning, leaving their bodies behind while carrying their consciousnesses forward, into the minds of two inhabitants of the Kalpa–a would-be warrior, Jebrassy, and an inquisitive explorer, Tiadba–who have been genetically retro-engineered to possess qualities of ancient humanity. As for Daniel: He dreams of an empty darkness–all that his future holds. But more than dreams link Ginny, Jack, and Daniel. They are fate-shifters, born with the ability to skip like stones across the surface of the fifth dimension, inhabiting alternate versions of themselves. And each guards an object whose origin and purpose are unknown: gnarled, stony artifacts called sum-runners that persist unchanged through all versions of time. Hunted by others with similar powers who seek the sum-runners on behalf of a terrifying, goddess-like entity known as the Chalk Princess, Ginny, Jack, and Daniel are drawn, despite themselves, into an all but hopeless mission to rescue the future–and complete the greatest achievement in human history.

Schroder

By Amity Gaige
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Twelve
  • Book Code : 1455512141
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 275
  • Pdf File: schroder.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A lyrical and deeply affecting novel recounting the seven days a father spends on the road with his daughter after kidnapping her during a parental visit. Attending a New England summer camp, young Eric Schroder-a first-generation East German immigrant-adopts the last name Kennedy to more easily fit in, a fateful white lie that will set him on an improbable and ultimately tragic course. SCHRODER relates the story of Eric's urgent escape years later to Lake Champlain, Vermont, with his six-year-old daughter, Meadow, in an attempt to outrun the authorities amid a heated custody battle with his wife, who will soon discover that her husband is not who he says he is. From a correctional facility, Eric surveys the course of his life to understand-and maybe even explain-his behavior: the painful separation from his mother in childhood; a harrowing escape to America with his taciturn father; a romance that withered under a shadow of lies; and his proudest moments and greatest regrets as a flawed but loving father. Alternately lovesick and ecstatic, Amity Gaige's deftly imagined novel offers a profound meditation on history and fatherhood, and the many identities we take on in our lives--those we are born with and those we construct for ourselves.

Diana Wynne Jones

By Farah Mendlesohn
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 113546135X
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 240
  • Pdf File: diana-wynne-jones.pdf

Book Short Summary:

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Power, Voice and Subjectivity in Literature for Young Readers

By Maria Nikolajeva
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135238227
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 776
  • Pdf File: power-voice-and-subjectivity-in-literature-for-young-readers.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book considers one of the most controversial aspects of children’s and young adult literature: its use as an instrument of power. Children in contemporary Western society are oppressed and powerless, yet they are allowed, in fiction written by adults for the enlightenment and enjoyment of children, to become strong, brave, rich, powerful, and independent -- on certain conditions and for a limited time. Though the best children’s literature offers readers the potential to challenge the authority of adults, many authors use artistic means such as the narrative voice and the subject position to manipulate the child reader. Looking at key works from the eighteenth century to the present, Nikolajeva explores topics such as genre, gender, crossvocalization, species, and picturebook images. Contemporary power theories including social and cultural studies, carnival theory, feminism, postcolonial and queer studies, and narratology are also considered, in order to demonstrate how a balance is maintained between the two opposite inherent goals of children’s literature: to empower and to educate the child.

Look at the Evidence

By John Clute
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Gateway
  • Book Code : 1473219825
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 387
  • Pdf File: look-at-the-evidence.pdf

Book Short Summary:

For more than 50 years John Clute has been reviewing science fiction and fantasy. Look at the Evidence is a collection of reviews from a wide variety of sources - including Interzone, the New York Review of Science Fiction, and Science Fiction Weekly - about the most significant literatures of the twenty-first century: science fiction, fantasy and horror: the literatures Clute argues should be recognized as the central modes of fantastika in our times. It covers the period between 1987 and 1992.

Four British Fantasists

By Charles Butler
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Book Code : 1461658705
  • Total of Pages : 322
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 606
  • Pdf File: four-british-fantasists.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Four British Fantasists explores the work of four of the most successful and influential of the generation of fantasy writes who rose to prominence in the "second Golden Age" of children's literature in Britain: Susan Cooper, Alan Garner, Diana Wynne Jones, and Penelope Lively.

A Tale of two Cities

By Charles Dickens
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
  • Book Code : 9354860591
  • Total of Pages : 496
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 753
  • Pdf File: a-tale-of-two-cities.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Charles Dickens, the author was an English writer, journalist, editor and social critic. He is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His famous plays are - ‘A Tale of two cities', 'No Thorough fare’, ‘The Frozen Deep’. ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ is an historical novel. It narrates the story of the French Doctor Manette and his 18-year-long imprisonment in Paris. When he released from his imprisonment he left for London. The two cities are in London only. Actually the first plot deals with the rebirth of Dr. Manette and about those situations and reasons for French Revolution by the lower classes and the Reign of Terror. The author asserts his belief in the possibility of transformation. The plot of second book narrates trial on Charles Darnay on the charges of treason against the British Crown. But the lawyer of Darnay is very intelligent and proves that the faces of Darnay and his friend Sydney Cartona resemble eachother, on this ground Darnay is acquitted. The plot of the 3rd one is- when Darnay arrives in Paris, he is jailed due to his illigal emigration. But after one and half year, Darnay gets acquitted due to Dr. Monette. In all, the novel seems very interesting and readers will surely enjoy the details about French Revolution.

A TALE OF TWO CITIES (Illustrated)

By Charles Dickens
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8026873173
  • Total of Pages : 1787
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 194
  • Pdf File: a-tale-of-two-cities.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…” A Tale of Two Cities is a novel set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralized by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the early years of the revolution, and many unflattering social parallels with life in London during the same period. Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognized him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity.

A Tale of Two Cities

By Roy Dutton
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Infodial
  • Book Code : 0992826500
  • Total of Pages : 226
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 255
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A tale of two cities is the true story of our tenure of the City Pub, its history and the characters that crossed its doorway. Followed by a dip into the smorgasbord of Manchester's glorious past, from the clubs and pubs that have faded into history. To the buildings and places lost in the passage of time. With contemporary news paper cuttings of events and the people that helped shape the city of Manchester. I hope you enjoy the tale of two cities as much as I have in compiling it.

A TALE OF TWO CITIES & BARNABY RUDGE (Historical Novels Set In the Time of Great Rebellions)

By Charles Dickens
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8026873661
  • Total of Pages : 2327
  • Category : Fiction
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This carefully crafted ebook: "A TALE OF TWO CITIES & BARNABY RUDGE” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. A Tale of Two Cities is set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralized by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the early years of the revolution, and many unflattering social parallels with life in London during the same period. Barnaby Rudge: A Tale of the Riots of Eighty is largely set during the Gordon Riots of 1780. The story begins on an evening of foul weather in the year 1775 where we meet several families; The Willets, The Vardens, The Chesters, and Barnaby Rudge, a simpleton who wanders around with his pet raven, Grip. As the story advances five years to a wintry evening in early 1780, many of the characters get involved in the infamous Protestant riots led by Sir George Gordon. Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.

(Re)Visions of History in Language and Fiction

By Dorota Guttfeld,Monika Linke,Agnieszka Sowińska
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 1443846805
  • Total of Pages : 395
  • Category : History
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In imagining history, one must inevitably rely on its textual representations, whether fictitious or supposedly “objective”, yet always subject to the constraints and conventions of textuality. Still, it is precisely by exploiting and consciously relying on the textual in the presentation of the past that contemporary authors, including politicians and makers of history, strive to provide it with current significance, emotional impact and universal meaning. The study of such attempts benefits from a variety of perspectives, encompassing not only classical, but also popular texts and media. An interdisciplinary collection of papers devoted to the issues of retelling, rewriting, and representation of the past in fiction and various text-types, this volume juxtaposes modern and post-modern understanding of collective versus personal history. The contributors are scholars specializing in literary studies (e.g. postcolonialism and popular fiction), linguistics (e.g. critical discourse analysis) and cultural studies (e.g. media studies), bringing a wide spectrum of theoretical insights into the field. The collection opens with papers on the general changes in viewing history that have occurred since the 19th century. Further papers discuss postcolonial, feminist and gender-related perspectives on history reflected in postmodern fiction, revealing the power struggle around the depiction of the past. The next part of the volume is devoted to the presentation of historical breakthroughs in political and media discourse. Finally, the collection draws attention to some unorthodox visions of history involving alternative worlds and fantastic elements encountered in the genre of speculative fiction.

Science Fact and Science Fiction

By Brian Stableford
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135923736
  • Total of Pages : 576
  • Category : Fiction
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Science fiction is a literary genre based on scientific speculation. Works of science fiction use the ideas and the vocabulary of all sciences to create valid narratives that explore the future effects of science on events and human beings. Science Fact and Science Fiction examines in one volume how science has propelled science-fiction and, to a lesser extent, how science fiction has influenced the sciences. Although coverage will discuss the science behind the fiction from the Classical Age to the present, focus is naturally on the 19th century to the present, when the Industrial Revolution and spectacular progress in science and technology triggered an influx of science-fiction works speculating on the future. As scientific developments alter expectations for the future, the literature absorbs, uses, and adapts such contextual visions. The goal of the Encyclopedia is not to present a catalog of sciences and their application in literary fiction, but rather to study the ongoing flow and counterflow of influences, including how fictional representations of science affect how we view its practice and disciplines. Although the main focus is on literature, other forms of science fiction, including film and video games, are explored and, because science is an international matter, works from non-English speaking countries are discussed as needed.

Tangier/Gibraltar - A Tale of One City

By Dieter Haller
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  • Publisher : transcript Verlag
  • Book Code : 3839456495
  • Total of Pages : 278
  • Category : Social Science
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Contemporary life is caught in prisons of identity. Public, academic, and political discourses do not seem to be possible without circling around the topos of identity, thereby creating an illusion of uniqueness, separation, difference, and conflict. By studying the relationship between the Moroccan city of Tangiers and the British overseas territory of Gibraltar, Dieter Haller shows how cross-boundary experiences, practices, and identifications create a sense of neighborhood beyond official discourses. Across the Straits of Gibraltar, local and regional relationships in different fields such as kinship, economy, and culture provide resources for post-Brexit common action and a future beyond the prison of identity.

Paperback Inferno Index

By Kevin R. Smith
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  • Publisher : Kevin R. Smith
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Reference
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Indexes, covers and tables of contents of Paperback Inferno (issues 43-97, 1983-1992), the paperback reviews journal of the British Science Fiction Association (BSFA). As well as complete tables of contents of all these issues, this book includes indexes to every book and magazine reviewed, every cover artist, and every letter writer, along with summary statistics of the issues.

A Tale of two Cities and The Prince

By Charles Dickens and Niccolo Machiavelli
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  • Publisher : Fusion Books
  • Book Code : 9354862829
  • Total of Pages : 528
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A Tale of two Cities Charles Dickens, the author was an English writer, journalist, editor and social critic. His famous plays are - A Tale of two cities', 'No Thorough fare, The Frozen Deep. A Tale of Two Cities is an historical novel. It narrates the story of the French Doctor Manette and his 18-year-long imprisonment in Paris. When he released from his imprisonment he left for London. The two cities are in London only. Actually the first plot deals with the rebirth of Dr. Manette and about those situations and reasons for French Revolution by the lower classes and the Reign of Terror. The author asserts his belief in the possibility of transformation. The Prince ‘The Prince’ is basically a political treatise and a sort of guide for new princes and royals. It was published five years after Niccolo’s death. When he was alive, there were some controversy in his book. It was published only after seeking permission from the Medici pope Clement VII. The Prince is one of the best works of modern political philosophy, in which truth is highlighted rather than any abstract ideas or incidences. The beauty of the text is that it has a recognizable structure and author has indicated himself in most of the portions. The book narrates mostly about princedoms. That too about hereditary princedoms.