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Dance of Death

By Douglas Preston,Lincoln Child
  • ISBN Code: : 9780759513938
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Pages : 624
  • Category : Fiction
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Two brothers. One a top FBI agent. The other a brilliant, twisted criminal. An undying hatred between them. Now, a perfect crime. And the ultimate challenge: Stop me if you can...

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The Dance of Death

By William Herman
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  • Publisher : Keller: San Francisco
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 42
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Example in this ebook CHAPTER I. "That motley drama! Oh, be sure It shall not be forgot! With its Phantom chased for evermore By a crowd that seize it not, Through a circle that ever returneth in To the self-same spot; And much of Madness, and more of Sin And Horror, the soul of the plot!" Poe. Reader, I have an engagement to keep to-night. Let me take you with me; you will be interested. But, stay—I have a condition to make before I accept of your company. Have you read the preface? "No, of course not; who reads prefaces?" Very well, just oblige me by making mine an exception—it is a Gilead where you perhaps may obtain balm for the wounds you will receive on our expedition. And now, supposing you to have granted this request, let us proceed. Our carriage pulls up before the entrance of an imposing mansion. From every window the golden gaslight streams out into the darkness; from the wide-open door a perfect glory floods the street from side to side. There is a hum of subdued voices within, there is a banging of coach doors without; there is revelry brewing, we may be sure. We step daintily from our carriage upon the rich carpet which preserves our patent-leathers from the contamination of the sidewalk; we trip lightly up the grand stone stairway to the entrance; obsequious lackeys relieve us of our superfluous raiment; folding doors fly open before us without so much as a "sesame" being uttered; and, behold, we enter upon a scene of enchantment. Magnificent apartments succeed each other in a long vista, glittering with splendid decorations; costly frescoes are overhead, luxurious carpets are under foot, priceless pictures, rich laces, rare trifles of art are around us; an atmosphere of wealth, refinement, luxury, and good taste is all-pervading. But these are afterthoughts with us; it is the splendor of the assembled company that absorbs our admiration now. Let us draw aside and observe this throng a little, my friend. Would you have believed it possible that so much beauty and richness could have been collected under one roof? Score upon score of fair women and handsome men; the apparel of the former rich beyond conception—of the latter, immaculate to a fault. The rooms are pretty well filled already, but the cry is still they come. See yonder tall and radiant maiden, as she enters leaning upon the arm of her grey-headed father. Mark her well, my friend; I will draw your attention to her again presently. How proud of her the old man looks; and well he may. What divine grace of womanhood lives in that supple form; what calm, sweet beauty shines in that lovely face—a face so pure and passionless in expression that the nudity of bust and arms, and the contour of limbs more than suggested by the tightly clinging silk, call for no baser admiration than we feel when looking upon the representation of an angel. Observe closely with what high-bred and maidenly reserve she responds to the greeting of the Apollo in a "claw-hammer" who bows low before her—the very type of the elegant and polished gentleman. In bland and gentle tones he begs a favor to be granted a little later in the evening. With downcast eyes she smiles consent; with a bow he records the promise upon a tablet in his hand. Gracefully she moves forward again, leaning on her father's arm, smiling and nodding to her acquaintances, and repeating the harmless little ceremony described above with perhaps a dozen other Apollos before she reaches the end of the room. "Ah, pure and lovely girl!" I hear you mutter as she disappears, "happy indeed is he who can win that jewel for a wife. That face will haunt me like a dream!" Likely enough, O my friend! but dreams are not all pleasant. To be continue in this ebook

The Dance of Death

By Francis Douce
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 3387
  • Category : Fiction
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"The Dance of Death" by Francis Douce. 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.

The Dance of Death

By Hans Holbein
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0141396830
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Art
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A new departure in Penguin Classics: a book containing one of the greatest of all Renaissance woodcut sequences - Holbein's bravura danse macabre One of Holbein's first great triumphs, The Dance of Death is an incomparable sequence of tiny woodcuts showing the folly of human greed and pride, with each image packed with drama, wit and horror as a skeleton mocks and terrifies everyone from the emperor to a ploughman. Taking full advantage of the new literary culture of the early 16th century, The Dance of Death took an old medieval theme and made it new. This edition of The Dance of Death reproduces a complete set from the British Museum, with many details highlighted and examples of other works in this grisly field. Ulinka Rublack introduces the woodcuts with a remarkable essay on the late medieval danse macabre and the world Holbein lived in.

Dance with Death

By Brynn Ford
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  • Publisher : Brynn Ford
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 338
  • Category : Fiction
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Two lovers torn apart. One wicked villain. A daily fight for survival in the ownership of a depraved captor. ★★★★★ "It was achingly dark, disgustingly dark (and I mean this in a BRILLIANT way). I literally read the entire book with wide-eyes and my hand over my mouth in shock. This book is what Dark Romance is made of!!" -Boys in Books are Better Review- Anya We fell in love, but our fate was sealed. We were found together, and our master is prepared to tear us apart. Now, I face a future with a new master more wicked and brutal than I ever could have imagined. I struggle with the will to survive, powerless against my abuser, and knowing I'll never have a future with the man I gave my heart to. Ezra Alone and desperate, I'm tortured by fear over Anya's fate. My captor demands that I forget her, but my love for her is too strong to ignore. I have to find her. I have to save her. But I'm powerless as a slave to the four families… until my captor makes a decision that will change everything. This is a dark romance series involving many triggering elements which may be upsetting for some readers. A complete list of tropes and triggers can be found on the author's website. This is book 2 of 3 in a complete trilogy. It is not a standalone, and the books must be read in order. READING ORDER Anya & Ezra's Story Book 1: Counts of Eight Book 2: Dance with Death Book 3: Pas de Trois SPIN-OFF Murphy & Stella's Story Book 4: King of Masters

Dance of Death

By Edward Marston
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  • Publisher : Allison & Busby
  • Book Code : 0749018445
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
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Autumn, 1916. The first Zeppelin to be shot down by a British plane bursts into flames over London and plummets to the ground. Whilst those brave enough to remain outside during the air raid gaze in awe at the spectacular display, a killer takes advantage of their distraction during the blackout. The following morning a renowned ballroom dancer is found brutally butchered in an alleyway. As Detective Inspector Harvey Marmion and Sergeant Joe Keedy build a picture of the victim’s promiscuous lifestyle and the ruthless competition of the dancing world, the number of potential suspects multiplies. Wounded young men start returning from the front line and among them is Marmion’s own injured son, Paul. The detective inspector is forced to juggle his enigmatic murder investigation with tensions simmering at home; will he and Sergeant Keedy catch the killer before the gruesome nature of the dancer’s death gets out and panic spreads?

Berlin Soldier

By Helmut Altner,Tony Tissier
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  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Book Code : 0750979798
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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This book is an explosive memoir of a 17 year old German boy called up to fight in the last weeks of the Second World War. This is a teenager's vivid account of his experiences as a conscript during the final desperate weeks of the Third Reich, during which he experienced training immediately behind the front line east of Berlin, was caught up in the massive Soviet assault on Berlin from the Oder, retreated successfully and then took part in the fight for the western suburb of Spandau, where he became one of the only two survivors of his company of seventeen year-olds.

Dance of Death

By Kate Sedley
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  • Publisher : Severn House Publishers Ltd
  • Book Code : 1780101236
  • Total of Pages : 240
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Newly returned from an eventful mission to Scotland – and eager to be reunited with his family – Roger the Chapman is far from pleased when Timothy Plummer, Spymaster General to the King, commands him to undertake another mission. He is to accompany the beautiful but manipulative Eloise Gray on a special journey to Paris, pretending to be her husband. Though Plummer is reluctant to reveal the motive behind this appointment, Roger understands that the French king is making overtures to the Duke of Burgundy on behalf of the Dauphin – a move which could wreck the relationship with England’s staunch ally and most important customer for her wool exports.

A Dance of Mirrors

By David Dalglish
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  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Book Code : 0316242470
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
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From USA Today bestselling author David Dalglish One has conquered a city. The other covets an entire nation. In book #3 of the Shadowdance series, Haern is the King's Watcher, protector against thieves and nobles who would fill the night with blood. Yet hundreds of miles away, an assassin known as the Wraith has begun slaughtering those in power, leaving the symbol of the Watcher in mockery. When Haern travels south to confront this copycat, he finds a city ruled by the corrupt, the greedy and the dangerous. Rioters fill the streets, and the threat of war hangs over everything. To forge peace, Haern must confront the deadly Wraith, a killer who would shape the kingdom's future with the blade of his sword. Man or God; what happens when the lines are blurred? Fantasy author David Dalglish spins a tale of retribution and darkness, and an underworld reaching for ultimate power in the third novel of the Shadowdance series, previously released as A Dance of Death. Shadowdance A Dance of Cloaks A Dance of Blades A Dance of Mirrors A Dance of Shadows A Dance of Ghosts A Dance of Chaos Seraphim Skyborn Fireborn Shadowborn

Medieval Woodcut Illustrations

By Carol Belanger Grafton
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  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Book Code : 0486157482
  • Total of Pages : 80
  • Category : Design
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Book Short Summary:

Magnificent woodcuts of 93 cities, plus 100 illustrations of figures and decorative objects, from 1493 history of the world. Comparable to the Gutenberg Bible in terms of craftsmanship. 193 black-and-white illustrations.

The First Book of Fashion

By Ulinka Rublack,Maria Hayward,Jenny Tiramani
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1474249906
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : History
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This captivating book reproduces arguably the most extraordinary primary source documents in fashion history. Providing a revealing window onto the Renaissance, they chronicle how style-conscious accountant Matthäus Schwarz and his son Veit Konrad experienced life through clothes, and climbed the social ladder through fastidious management of self-image. These bourgeois dandies' agenda resonates as powerfully today as it did in the sixteenth century: one has to dress to impress, and dress to impress they did. The Schwarzes recorded their sartorial triumphs as well as failures in life in a series of portraits by illuminists over 60 years, which have been comprehensively reproduced in full color for the first time. These exquisite illustrations are accompanied by the Schwarzes' fashion-focussed yet at times deeply personal captions, which render the pair the world's first fashion bloggers and pioneers of everyday portraiture. The First Book of Fashion demonstrates how dress – seemingly both ephemeral and trivial – is a potent tool in the right hands. Beyond this, it colorfully recaptures the experience of Renaissance life and reveals the importance of clothing to the aesthetics and every day culture of the period. Historians Ulinka Rublack's and Maria Hayward's insightful commentaries create an unparalleled portrait of sixteenth-century dress that is both strikingly modern and thorough in its description of a true Renaissance fashionista's wardrobe. This first English translation also includes a bespoke pattern by TONY award-winning costume designer and dress historian Jenny Tiramani, from which readers can recreate one of Schwarz's most elaborate and politically significant outfits.

The Four Families

By Brynn Ford
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  • Publisher : Brynn Ford
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 735
  • Category : Fiction
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The complete Four Families dark romance trilogy! This omnibus contains all three books in the complete Four Families trilogy. Anya & Ezra's Story Book 1: Counts of Eight Book 2: Dance with Death Book 3: Pas de Trois ★★★★★ "Dangerous, haunting, twisted, powerful; this is what true dark romance is meant to be." -The Flamingo Bookshelf Review- Two captive dancers. One cruel master. A single performance to determine whether they live or die. Anya I've served the four families since I was kidnapped three years ago. I've accepted my fate, knowing that escape is impossible. My villainous master abuses me, but I've learned to live this lonely life. I've become complacent in my misery… then my master brings home another captive for me to train, and his presence changes everything. Ezra I was violently taken and brought to kneel at her feet. She demands that I dance with her, but I refuse to recognize anyone as my master. Yet when I see the horror of her existence with my own eyes, I know I have to save her. I could never have expected her to break down my walls… I could never have expected to form an unbreakable bond… I could never have expected to fall in love. This is a dark romance series involving many triggering elements which may be upsetting for some readers. A complete list of tropes and triggers can be found on the author's website. Be sure to check out the standalone spin-off King of Masters where Murphy O'Shea's story is told (sold separately; available now on all platforms).

Dance for the Dead

By Thomas Perry
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  • Publisher : Ivy Books
  • Book Code : 0307781356
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
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“Compelling . . . Nobody writes a chase better than [Thomas] Perry.”—The Washington Post Book World Jane Whitefield is the patron saint of the pursued, a Native American “guide” who specializes in making victims vanish. Calling on the ancient wisdom of the Seneca tribe and her own razor-sharp cunning, she conjures up new identities for people with nowhere left to run. She's as quick and quiet as freshly fallen show, and she covers a trail just as completely. But when a calculating killer stalks an innocent eight-year-old boy, Jane faces dangerous obstacles that will put her powers—and her life—to a terrifying test. . . . Praise for Dance for the Dead “Spellbinding . . . Terrific . . . Jane Whitefield may be the most arresting protagonist in the 90s thriller arena. . . . Thrillers need good villains, and this one has a formidable SOB who is cold-blooded enough to satisfy anybody's taste.”—Entertainment Weekly “A terse thriller . . . Perry starts the story with a bang.”—San Francisco Chronicle “One of the most engaging heroines in contemporary suspense.”—The Flint Journal

Dickens, Nicholas Nickleby, and the Dance of Death

By Jeremy Tambling
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 042963207X
  • Total of Pages : 180
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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This study of Nicholas Nickleby takes the Dickens novel which is perhaps the least critically discussed, though it is very popular, and examines its appeal and its significance, and finds it one of the most rewarding and powerful of Dickens’s texts. Nicholas Nickleby deals with the abduction and destruction of children, often with the collusion of their parents. It concentrates on this theme in a way which continues from Oliver Twist, describing such oppression, and the resistance to it, in the language of melodrama, of parody and comedy. With chapters on the school-system that Dickens attacks, and its grotesque embodiment in Squeers, and with discussion of how the novel reshapes eighteenth century literary traditions, and such topics as the novel’s comedy, and the concept of the ‘humorist’; and ‘theatricality’ and its debt to Carlyle,, the book delves into the way that the novel explores madness within the city in those whose lives have been fractured, or ruined, as so many have been, and considers the symptoms of hypocrisy in the lives of the oppressors and the oppressed alike; taking hypocrisy as a Dickensian subject which deserves further examination. Dickens, Nicholas Nickleby, and the Dance of Death explores ways in which Dickens draws on medieval and baroque traditions in how he analyses death and its grotesquerie, especially drawing on the visual tradition of the ‘dance of death’ which is referred to here and which is prevalent throughout Dickens’s novels. It shows these traditions to be at the heart of London, and aims to illuminate a strand within Dickens’s thinking from first to last. Drawing on the critical theory of Walter Benjamin, Freud, Nietzsche and Marx, and with close detailed readings of such well-known figures as Mrs Nickleby, Vincent Crummles and his theatrical troupe, and Mr Mantalini, and attention to Dickens’s description, imagery, irony, and sense of the singular, this book is a major study which will help in the revaluation of Dickens’s early novels.

A Dance with Death

By Linda Jordan
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  • Publisher : Metamorphosis Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 10
  • Category : Fiction
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Death stalked Ivy’s life. Like an old friend, he took and took and took. She filled her life, waiting for him to take her. A crisply-written piece of satiric flash fiction.

Mrs. Rooney. The Maiden and Her Dance with Death

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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Book Code : 3346563243
  • Total of Pages : 19
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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  • Pdf File: mrs-rooney-the-maiden-and-her-dance-with-death.pdf

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Seminar paper from the year 2021 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Erfurt, course: Samuel Beckett’s Plays: Theatre, Radio, Television, language: English, abstract: Language, as it produces sound and life, is the most essential feature of "All That Fall", a piece that revolves around the idea of disappearing, of ceasing to exist, but also of productiveness and creating new life. Through language, the characters can create and be brought to life themselves, but anything that is inaudible does not exist to the audience. This dichotomy of producing and non-existing also constitutes the central conflict for Maddy Rooney, the main character. She dreams of being young, productive, and fertile again while painfully watching and feeling her body age and deteriorate, just like the people and world around her. Mrs. Rooney resembles the young girl in the play’s central reference to music, Schubert’s String Quartet No. 14, "Death and the Maiden". The piece tells the story of a young girl being preyed upon by death. Although he is coming for her before her time, they are familiar with each other, and the two of them have developed some sort of dance where the maiden tries to avoid death, all the while being tempted to give in to his promise. Just like the maiden, Mrs. Rooney is haunted by death. She cannot avoid it in her life, it is everywhere around her, and she can feel it slowly coming for her. Yet, she still longs for the fertility and energy of a young woman, wishes for love and sexuality. Everyone and everything she meets on her way to the train station either reminds her of that promise of fertility on the one hand, or of the painfully inevitable end of life on the other. This paper aims to point out how Mrs. Rooney, who is constantly confronted with death by the world and her own body, both longs for fertility and youth, and sees death as a release at the same time and can therefore be seen as an embodiment of Schubert’s maiden.

Dance of Death

By Alex Leu
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  • Publisher : Alex Leu
  • Book Code : 1540110656
  • Total of Pages : 53
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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A gift from the heart could save a life, or end one. Living and working in Sector A was the highest honor for a cyborg, and Judy enjoyed it tremendously, until she did something she wasn’t programmed to do, something she didn’t know was forbidden. When Judy develops feelings for another cyborg, she sends her a gift, but when Judy realizes that the gift could put both of them in danger, she is forced into a downward spiral of hiding, manipulation, and deceit, as she struggles against an oppressive system to let her feelings be known. “Dance of Death” is a cyberpunk romance drama, the seventh book in a sci-fi series that features compelling A.I. characters, raw emotion, nail-biting suspense, forbidden love, and surprising plot twists. If you loved Westworld, Blade Runner, or Ghost in the Shell, then you’ll love to join the characters of “The Cyborg Sectors” on their page-turning adventures. Buy “Dance of Death” to discover this exciting new sci-fi series today!

The Dance of Death

By Andy Croft
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1472913671
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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As the Black Death devastates England, wiping out whole villages, Adam and his older brother Will try to survive the new, terrifying world around them. They must face gangs of soldiers, religious mania, starvation and the ever-present threat of disease. Can they survive? A heart-pounding story of brotherhood, desperation and life in one of England's darkest times.

The Dance of Death

By Rebecca Lenkiewicz
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  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Book Code : 0571378722
  • Total of Pages : 96
  • Category : Drama
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Play something kitty-cat-ish . . . sweet. Imagine I've died and you're galloping through fields. As their thirtieth wedding anniversary approaches, Alice and Edgar are locked in a bitter struggle. They've driven away their children and their friends. Their relationship is sustained by taunts and recriminations. When a newcomer breaks into the midst of the fray, their insular lives threaten to spin out of control. We're all just bodies and when we're dead we're worm food, but as long as your body keep going, flailing or thrashing about, we are duty bound to fight, to scratch and kick, until you're fucked. That's my philosophy. Laced with biting humour, The Dance of Death is August Strindberg's landmark drama about a marriage pushed to its limits, adapted in a thrilling new version by Rebecca Lenkiewicz. The Dance of Death opened at the Bath Theatre Royal's Ustinov Theatre in May 2022 before going on UK tour in an Arcola Theatre, Cambridge Arts Theatre, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, Oxford Playhouse and Theatre Royal Bath Productions co-production.

Russian Dance of Death

By Dirk Gora
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  • Publisher : ISCI
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : History
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A novel in the form of a diary by an eye-witness concerning the tribulations of Dutch immigrants to Russia and the Ukraine during the Russian Revolution and the Civil War in Ukraine.

John Lydgate's Dance of Death and Related Works

By Megan L Cook,Elizaveta Strakhov
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  • Publisher : ISD LLC
  • Book Code : 1580444083
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Literary Collections
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This volume joins new editions of both texts of John Lydgate's The Dance of Death, related Middle English verse, and a new translation of Lydgate's French source, the Danse macabre. Together these poems showcase the power of the danse macabre motif, offering a window into life and death in late medieval Europe. In vivid, often grotesque, and darkly humorous terms, these poems ponder life's fundamental paradox: while we know that we all must die, we cannot imagine our own death.

Sommer 14: A Dance of Death

By Rolf Hochhuth
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1783196823
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Performing Arts
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  • Pdf File: sommer-14.pdf

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‘Wars do not break out, they are not brokered or declared as is always written. They are brought about by those who desire them.’ In June 1914, Europe was enjoying unprecedented peace and prosperity. Little over a month later, the world was at war – and only a handful of people knew it was happening. Inspired by the medieval mystery plays Sommer 14 – A Dance of Death is an epic telling from a German and European perspective of the world's descent into war. Employing the character of Death as a guide, the play uses the classic Danse Macabre structure of a series of searing vignettes to illuminate the people and the events that led up to the outbreak of the First World War.

Masque of the Red Death

By Bethany Griffin
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 006210781X
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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Everything is in ruins.A devastating plague has decimated the population, and those who are left live in fear of catching it as the city crumbles around them.So what does Araby Worth have to live for?Nights in the Debauchery Club, beautiful dresses, glittery makeup . . . and tantalizing ways to forget it all.But in the depths of the club—in the depths of her own despair—Araby will find more than oblivion. She will find Will, the terribly handsome proprietor of the club, and Elliott, the wickedly smart aristocrat. Neither is what he seems. Both have secrets. Everyone does.And Araby may find not just something to live for, but something to fight for—no matter what it costs her.

Dickens, Nicholas Nickleby, and the Dance of Death

By Jeremy Tambling
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 042963207X
  • Total of Pages : 180
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 533
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This study of Nicholas Nickleby takes the Dickens novel which is perhaps the least critically discussed, though it is very popular, and examines its appeal and its significance, and finds it one of the most rewarding and powerful of Dickens’s texts. Nicholas Nickleby deals with the abduction and destruction of children, often with the collusion of their parents. It concentrates on this theme in a way which continues from Oliver Twist, describing such oppression, and the resistance to it, in the language of melodrama, of parody and comedy. With chapters on the school-system that Dickens attacks, and its grotesque embodiment in Squeers, and with discussion of how the novel reshapes eighteenth century literary traditions, and such topics as the novel’s comedy, and the concept of the ‘humorist’; and ‘theatricality’ and its debt to Carlyle,, the book delves into the way that the novel explores madness within the city in those whose lives have been fractured, or ruined, as so many have been, and considers the symptoms of hypocrisy in the lives of the oppressors and the oppressed alike; taking hypocrisy as a Dickensian subject which deserves further examination. Dickens, Nicholas Nickleby, and the Dance of Death explores ways in which Dickens draws on medieval and baroque traditions in how he analyses death and its grotesquerie, especially drawing on the visual tradition of the ‘dance of death’ which is referred to here and which is prevalent throughout Dickens’s novels. It shows these traditions to be at the heart of London, and aims to illuminate a strand within Dickens’s thinking from first to last. Drawing on the critical theory of Walter Benjamin, Freud, Nietzsche and Marx, and with close detailed readings of such well-known figures as Mrs Nickleby, Vincent Crummles and his theatrical troupe, and Mr Mantalini, and attention to Dickens’s description, imagery, irony, and sense of the singular, this book is a major study which will help in the revaluation of Dickens’s early novels.

The Dance of Death by Ambrose Bierce - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)

By Ambrose Bierce
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  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Book Code : 1786564254
  • Total of Pages : 68
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 534
  • Pdf File: the-dance-of-death.pdf

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This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘The Dance of Death’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Ambrose Bierce’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Bierce includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘The Dance of Death’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Bierce’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles

Dancer of Death

By Jeanne Blanchet
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  • Publisher : Archway Publishing
  • Book Code : 1665716118
  • Total of Pages : 266
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 939
  • Pdf File: dancer-of-death.pdf

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Manolete is a skilled matador trained to kill thousand-pound-plus bulls. Islero is a Miura bull bred to kill men. On August 28, 1947, their paths collide, leaving Manolete gravely wounded. As he lies in a hospital bed and drifts in and out of fitful sleep, snippets of his life, beginning from his early boyhood in Córdoba, flash before him. Traveling back in time, the superstar relives his first bullfight and early struggles to restore his destitute family’s honor, his successful years at the pinnacle of his profession, his stormy relationship with his feisty mistress, actress Lupe Sino, and finally his heartbreaking descent into depression and alcoholism. In this colorful yet tragic story inspired by true events, the fascinating life of a Spanish bullfighter unfolds as he reflects on his journey to become a famous matador.

Three Short Works

By Gustave Flaubert
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  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Book Code : 1775417670
  • Total of Pages : 114
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 957
  • Pdf File: three-short-works.pdf

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The three works in this book are each strikingly different. Death, Satan and Nero (the fifth Roman emperor) converse in a prose poem; a Medieval saint encounters trial and struggle before attaining divinity; the life of a selfless maid in 19th-century France shows the horror of true altruism.

Issues of Death

By Michael Neill
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  • Publisher : Clarendon Press
  • Book Code : 0191588563
  • Total of Pages : 420
  • Category : Drama
  • Members : 371
  • Pdf File: issues-of-death.pdf

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Death, like most experiences that we think of as natural, is a product of the human imagination: all animals die, but only human beings suffer Death; and what they suffer is shaped by their own time and culture. Tragedy was one of the principal instruments through which the culture of early modern England imagined the encounter with mortality. The essays in this book approach the theatrical reinvention of Death from three perspectives. Those in Part I explore Death as a trope of apocalypse — a moment of un-veiling or dis-covery that is figured both in the fearful nakedness of the Danse Macabre and in the shameful openings enacted in the new theatres of anatomy. Separate chapters explore the apocalyptic design of two of the periods most powerful tragedies — Shakespeare's Othello, and Middleton and Rowley's The Changeling. In Part 2, Neill explores the psychological and affective consequences of tragedy's fiercely end-driven narrative in a number of plays where a longing for narrative closure is pitched against a particularly intense dread of ending. The imposition of an end is often figured as an act of writerly violence, committed by the author or his dramatic surrogate. Extensive attention is paid to Hamlet as an extreme example of the structural consequences of such anxiety. The function of revenge tragedy as a response to the radical displacement of the dead by the Protestant abolition of purgatory — one of the most painful aspects of the early modern re-imagining of death — is also illustrated with particular clarity. Finally, Part 3 focuses on the way tragedy articulates its challenge to the undifferentiating power of death through conventions and motifs borrowed from the funereal arts. It offers detailed analyses of three plays — Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, Webster's The Duchess of Malfi, and Ford's The Broken Heart. Here, funeral is rewritten as triumph, and death becomes the chosen instrument of an heroic self-fashioning designed to dress the arbitrary abruption of mortal ending in a powerful aesthetic of closure.

Strindberg Plays: 2

By August Strindberg
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  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Book Code : 1472574117
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Drama
  • Members : 152
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The second volume in the series of authoritative Methuen editions of Strindberg's Collected Plays This volume contains two of Strindberg's best-known plays from the years following his mental breakdown: the expressionist masterpiece A Dream Play (1901), which he described as 'my most beloved play, child of my greatest pain'; and both parts of The Dance of Death (1900), a terrifying analysis of a tormented marriage: 'it leaves an astonishing, an almost unaccountable, impression of genius ... as a beggar's cloak full of holes may have a kind of majestic beauty when the wind fills it, so this broken drama, having unmistakably the winds of vision in it, has beauty and dignity and power' (The Times, 1928). Also included is his earlier short play The Stronger (1889), a fascinating study of the power of personality."Michael Meyer is the translator most actors turn to when seeking a definitive text" (Sunday Times)

Plays by August Strindberg: The Dream Play - The Link - The Dance of Death

By August Strindberg
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1447485203
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Drama
  • Members : 315
  • Pdf File: plays.pdf

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August Strindberg is considered the father of modern Swedish literature. Here are collected three of his finest plays, written during what he called his 'Inferno period', a period just following a series of psychotic episodes, they are full of wild imagery, intense and powerful characters and touch on realism and naturalism in a groundbreaking way for the time. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Encyclopedia of Death and the Human Experience

By Clifton D. Bryant,Dennis L. Peck
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  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Book Code : 1452266166
  • Total of Pages : 1160
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 400
  • Pdf File: encyclopedia-of-death-and-the-human-experience.pdf

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Death and dying and death-related behavior involve the causes of death and the nature of the actions and emotions surrounding death among the living. Interest in the varied dimensions of death and dying has led to the development of death studies that move beyond medical research to include behavioral science disciplines and practitioner-oriented fields. As a result of this interdisciplinary interest, the literature in the field has proliferated. This two-volume resource addresses the traditional death and dying–related topics but also presents a unique focus on the human experience to create a new dimension to the study of death and dying. With more than 300 entries, the Encyclopedia of Death and the Human Experience includes the complex cultural beliefs and traditions and the institutionalized social rituals that surround dying and death, as well as the array of emotional responses relating to bereavement, grieving, and mourning. The Encyclopedia is enriched through important multidisciplinary contributions and perspectives as it arranges, organizes, defines, and clarifies a comprehensive list of death-related perspectives, concepts, and theories. Key Features Imparts significant insight into the process of dying and the phenomenon of death Includes contributors from Asia,; Africa; Australia; Canada; China; eastern, southern, and western Europe; Iceland; Scandinavia; South America; and the United States who offer important interdisciplinary and cross-cultural perspectives Provides a special focus on the cultural artifacts and social institutions and practices that constitute the human experience Addresses death-related terms and concepts such as angel makers, equivocal death, end-of-life decision making, near-death experiences, cemeteries, ghost photography, halo nurses, caregiver stress, cyberfunerals, global religious beliefs and traditions, and death denial Presents a selective use of figures, tables, and images Key Themes Arts, Media, and Popular Culture Perspectives Causes of Death Conceptualization of Death, Dying, and the Human Experience Coping With Loss and Grief: The Human Experience Cross-Cultural Perspectives Cultural-Determined, Social-Oriented, and Violent Forms of Death Developmental and Demographic Perspectives Funerals and Death-Related Activities Legal Matters Process of DyingSymbolic Rituals, Ceremonies, and Celebrations of Life Theories and Concepts Unworldly Entities and Events With an array of topics that include traditional subjects and important emerging ideas, the Encyclopedia of Death and the Human Experience is the ultimate resource for students, researchers, academics, and others interested in this intriguing area of study.

Encyclopedia of the Black Death

By Joseph P. Byrne Ph.D.
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1598842544
  • Total of Pages : 429
  • Category : History
  • Members : 191
  • Pdf File: encyclopedia-of-the-black-death.pdf

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This encyclopedia provides 300 interdisciplinary, cross-referenced entries that document the effect of the plague on Western society across the four centuries of the second plague pandemic, balancing medical history and technical matters with historical, cultural, social, and political factors. • 300 A–Z interdisciplinary entries on medical matters and historical issues • Each entry includes up-to-date resources for further research