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Loopholes

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ISBN10 : 1351298070

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 220

Category : Literary Criticism

Viewed : 1926

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Book Summary: Much writing about comedy in the last twenty years has only trivialized comedy as cheap or as temporary distraction from things that "really matter." It has either presented exhaustive taxonomies of kinds of humor--like wit, puns, jokes, humor, satire, irony--or engaged in pointless political endgames, moral dialogues, or philosophical perceptions. Comedy is rarely presented as a mode of thought in its own right, as a way of understanding, not something to be understood. Bruns' guiding assumption is that comedy is not simply a literary or theatrical genre, to be diff erentiated from tragedy or from romance, but a certain way of disclosing, perhaps undoing, the way the world is organized. When we view the world in terms of what is incompatible, we are reading comically. In this sense, comedy exists outside the alternatives of tragic and comic. Loopholes argues that trivialization of comedy comes from fear that it will address our anxieties with honesty-- and it is this truth that scares us. John Bruns discusses comedy as a mode of thought with a cognitive function. It is a domain of human understanding, a domain far more troubling and accessible than we care to acknowledge. To "read comically" we must accept our fears. If we do so, we will realize what Bruns refers to as the most neglected premise of comedy, that the world itself is a loophole--both incomplete and limitless.

Mushroom Town

Author : Oliver Onions

ISBN10 :

Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: English artist and author George Oliver Onions is credited as one of the most important figures in the development of the psychological thriller. In the classic novel 'Mushroom Town', Onions puts his keen eye for detail to work in a loving portrait of a fictionalized village in Wales.

Doctor Who: Martha in the Mirror

Author : Justin Richards

ISBN10 : 1409071189

Publisher : Random House

Number of Pages : 256

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1404

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Book Summary: Castle Extremis - whoever holds it can control the provinces either side that have been at war for centuries. Now the castle is about to play host to the signing of a peace treaty. But as the Doctor and Martha find out, not everyone wants the war to end. Who is the strange little girl who haunts the castle? What is the secret of the book the Doctor finds, its pages made from thin, brittle glass? Who is the hooded figure that watches from the shadows? And what is the secret of the legendary Mortal Mirror? The Doctor and Martha don't have long to find the answers - an army is on the march, and the castle will soon be under siege once more... Featuring the Tenth Doctor and Martha as played by David Tennant and Freema Agyeman in the hit sci-fi series from BBC Television.

Tales of Men and Ghosts

Author : Edith Wharton

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Publisher : Good Press

Number of Pages : 295

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: "Tales of Men and Ghosts" by Edith Wharton. 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 League of the Scarlet Pimpernel

Author : Baroness Emmuska Orczy Orczy

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Publisher : Good Press

Number of Pages : 257

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: "The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel" by Baroness Emmuska Orczy Orczy. 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 Essential Writings of Emma Orczy

Author : Emma Orczy

ISBN10 : 8027245737

Publisher : e-artnow

Number of Pages : 9024

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 733

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Book Summary: This exceptional collection of Emma Orczy's most famous historical, adventure and romance novels and short stories has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards. Contents: The Scarlet Pimpernel Series: The Laughing Cavalier The First Sir Percy The Scarlet Pimpernel Sir Percy Leads the Band The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel I Will Repay The Elusive Pimpernel Lord Tony's Wife The Way of the Scarlet Pimpernel Eldorado Mam'zelle Guillotine Sir Percy Hits Back Adventures of the Scarlet Pimpernel The Triumph of the Scarlet Pimpernel A Child of the Revolution In the Rue Monge Pimpernel and Rosemary The Scarlet Pimpernel Looks at the World Other Novels: The Emperor's Candlesticks The Tangled Skein (In Mary's Reign) Beau Brocade The Nest of the Sparrowhawk Petticoat Rule (Petticoat Government) The Heart of a Woman (A True Woman) Unto Caesar A Bride of the Plains The Bronze Eagle Leatherface His Majesty's Well-Beloved The Honourable Jim The Celestial City Marivosa

A Lovely Way to Burn

Author : Louise Welsh

ISBN10 : 1848546521

Publisher : John Murray

Number of Pages : 368

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1882

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Book Summary: As heard on BBC Radio 4 Book at Bedtime It doesn't look like murder in a city full of death. A pandemic called 'The Sweats' is sweeping the globe. London is a city in crisis. Hospitals begin to fill with the dead and dying, but Stevie Flint is convinced that the sudden death of her boyfriend Dr Simon Sharkey was not from natural causes. As roads out of London become gridlocked with people fleeing infection, Stevie's search for Simon's killers takes her in the opposite direction, into the depths of the dying city and a race with death. A Lovely Way to Burn is the first outbreak in the Plague Times trilogy. Chilling, tense and completely compelling, it's Louise Welsh writing at the height of her powers.

Renegade Wizards

Author : Lucien Soulban

ISBN10 : 0786955929

Publisher : Wizards of the Coast

Number of Pages : 320

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1546

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Book Summary: Before the War of the Lance, magic faced and fought its own demise. The Journeyman is charged to use the ancient Anvil of Time to travel back along the river of time and find the lost stories that fell between the pages of the history books. He finds Tythonnia, a young red robe learning magic in company with Ladonna of the black robes and Par-Salian of the white. The three are sent on an easy quest to find the leader of the renegade wizards, a man named Berthal, but if it was that simple, they wouldn't need mages. Instead, what started out easy turns into betrayal - magic against sorcery, the wizards against each other, and Tythonnia against herself. When Berthal finally unleashes his final attack, everyone knows that it won't end that simply.

A Faint Echo

Author : J. A. Sedler

ISBN10 : 9781462066377

Publisher : iUniverse

Number of Pages : 444

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 927

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Book Summary: It is 2035 when a new organization joins forces with the United Nations to help establish order. The POLICE go out of their way to feed the hungry and the poor, end the drug trades, stop crime, and transport medical supplies to the ill. In short, they are miracle workers. Unfortunately, something is about to go very wrong. After the POLICE make the fateful decision to leave their partnership with the United Nations, World War III breaks out. Five long years of fighting eventually cause the United States to topple. One by one, every other country is taken over by the power-hungry POLICE until they finally claim victory over the world. But little do they know that a small group called Le Rebells is preparing to launch terrorist attacks in an effort to stop them. Meanwhile, sixteen-year-old Thomas Haroldson is trying to live a normal life in what was once Germany. As he heads to his job in a factory, Tom has no idea that he is about to become immersed in the dangerous struggle between the POLICE and the Rebells. Caught between two crumbling worlds, Tom must convince the leaders of the POLICE and the Rebells to reach a peaceful resolutionbefore it is too late.

The Complete Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne: Novels, Short Stories, Poems, Essays, Letters and Memoirs (Illustrated)

Author : Nathaniel Hawthorne

ISBN10 : 8026837258

Publisher : e-artnow

Number of Pages : 4700

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 551

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Book Summary: This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne: Novels, Short Stories, Poems, Essays, Letters and Memoirs (Illustrated)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Table of Contents: Novels: Fanshawe The Scarlet Letter The House of the Seven Gables The Blithedale Romance The Marble Faun The Dolliver Romance Septimius Felton Doctor Grimshawe's Secret Collections of Short Stories: Twice-Told Tales The Whole History of Grandfather's Chair Biographical Stories Mosses from an Old Manse Wonder Book For Girls and Boys The Snow Image and Other Twice Told Tales Tanglewood Tales For Girls and Boys The Dolliver Romance and Other Pieces, Tales and Sketches The Story Teller Sketches in Magazines Poems: Address to the Moon The Darken'd Veil Earthly Pomp Forms of Heroes Go to the Grave My Low and Humble Home The Ocean Essays: The British Matron: A Satire The Ancestral Footstep: Outlines of an English Romance Life Of Franklin Pierce Chiefly About War Matters Our Old Home Autobiographical Writings: Browne's Folly Love Letters (To Miss Sophia Peabody) Letter to the Editor of the Literary Review American Notebooks English Notebooks French and Italian Notebooks Biographies and Reminiscences of Hawthorne: Biography The Life and Genius of Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns Hawthorne and His Circle by Julian Hawthorne Memories of Hawthorne by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop Hawthorne and His Moses by Herman Melville Fifty Years of Hawthorne My Literary Passions by W. D. Howell Life of Great Authors by H. T. Griswold Yesterday With Authors by J. T. Field Hawthorne and Brook Farm by G. W. Curtis Short Biography Essays and Criticisms on Hawthorne and His Works: Hawthorne by Henry James Jr. Nathaniel Hawthorne by Andrew Lang Nathaniel Hawthorne by G. E. Woodberry A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop ...

The Ideology of Tyranny

Author : G. Preparata

ISBN10 : 0230341411

Publisher : Springer

Number of Pages : 257

Category : Philosophy

Viewed : 1765

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Book Summary: The book ascribes the late state of paralysis affecting dissent in America to the adoption of a peculiar gospel of divisiveness, which was promoted in the Eighties by importing from France the "theories" of philosopher Michel Foucault.

The Collected Works of E. M. Delafield (Illustrated)

Author : E. M. Delafield

ISBN10 : 8026841719

Publisher : e-artnow

Number of Pages : 2200

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 802

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Book Summary: This carefully crafted ebook: "The Collected Works of E. M. Delafield (Illustrated)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. E. M. Delafield (1890-1943) was a prolific English author. She is best known for her largely autobiographical works like Zella Sees Herself, The Provincial Lady Series etc. which look at the lives of upper-middle class Englishwomen. TABLE OF CONTENTS PROVINCIAL LADY SERIES The Diary of a Provincial Lady The Provincial Lady Goes Further The Provincial Lady in America The Provincial Lady in Russia The Provincial Lady in Wartime NOVELS Zella Sees Herself The War-Workers Consequences Tension The Heel of Achilles Humbug: A Study in Education Messalina of the Suburbs Gay Life General Impressions Late and Soon SHORT STORIES The Bond of Union Lost in Transmission Time Work Wonders The Hotel Child The Gallant Little Lady Impasse The Appeal The Philistine PLAYS The First Stone To See Ourselves. A Domestic Comedy in Three Acts

Semiotics of Exile in Contemporary Chinese Film

Author : H. Zeng

ISBN10 : 1137031638

Publisher : Springer

Number of Pages : 177

Category : Performing Arts

Viewed : 1821

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Book Summary: Drawing on a variety of film semiotic theories, this book sheds light on works by mainland Chinese directors, Hong Kong New Wave directors, Taiwan New Cinema directors, and overseas Chinese directors. Zeng examines the cultural/historical implications of exile through the detailed analysis of film language and theoretical exploration.

Chronicles of Avonlea

Author : Lucy Maud Montgomery

ISBN10 : 1682991806

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 383

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1759

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Book Summary: Chronicles of Avonlea' is a collection of short stories by L. M. Montgomery, all of which are related to the 'Anne of Green Gables' series. It features an abundance of stories set in or about the fictional Canadian village of Avonlea. Chronicles of Avonlea' was followed, in 1920, by 'Further Chronicles of Avonlea,' which also dealt with numerous families from the Avonlea district.

Chronicles of Avonlea

Author : L. M. Montgomery

ISBN10 : 5877203967

Publisher : Рипол Классик

Number of Pages : 306

Category : History

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Book Summary: Chronicles of Avonlea in which Anne Shirley of Green gables and Avonlea plays some part, and whitch have to do with other personalities and events, including The Hurrying of Ludovic, Old Lady Lloyd, The Training of Felix, Little Joscelyn, The Winning of Lucinda, Old Man Shaw's Girl, Aunt Olivia's Beau, The Quarantine at Alexander Abraham's, Pa Sloane's Purcbase, The Courting of Prissy Strong, The Miracle at Carmody, and finally The End of a Quarrel.

Complete Novels of Lucy Maud Montgomery

Author : Lucy Maud Montgomery

ISBN10 : 229106858X

Publisher : LMAB

Number of Pages : 150

Category : Literary Criticism

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Book Summary: This book, contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure! The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work. CONTENTS: Anne of Green Gables Series ANNE OF GREEN GABLES ANNE OF AVONLEA ANNE OF THE ISLAND ANNE OF WINDY POPLARS ANNE'S HOUSE OF DREAMS ANNE OF INGLESIDE RAINBOW VALLEY RILLA OF INGLESIDE Emily Trilogy EMILY OF NEW MOON EMILY CLIMBS EMILY'S QUEST The Short Story Collections CHRONICLES OF AVONLEA THE BLUE CASTEL THE STORY GIRL

The Day of the Beast

Author : Zane Grey

ISBN10 : 229101692X

Publisher : AB Books

Number of Pages : 213

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Herein is embodied my tribute to the American men who gave themselves to the service in the great war, and my sleepless and eternal gratitude for what they did for me.

CLASSIC MYSTERIES - The Émile Gaboriau Edition (Detective Novels & Murder Cases)

Author : Émile Gaboriau

ISBN10 : 8027243459

Publisher : e-artnow

Number of Pages : 4014

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 355

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Book Summary: This carefully edited collection of classic mysteries by Émile Gaboriau has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Table of Contents: Monsieur Lecoq Series: The Widow Lerouge The Mystery of Orcival File No. 113 Monsieur Lecoq The Honor of the Name Caught in the Net The Champdoce Mystery Other Mysteries: The Count's Millions Pascal and Marguerite Baron Trigault's Vengeance The Clique of Gold Other People's Money Within an Inch of His Life Short Stories: A Thousand Francs Reward Military Sketches The Cantiniere The Barber of the Squadron The Vaguemestre The Zouave The Fantassin, or Foot-Soldier The Soldier of the Light Infantry