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The Resurrectionist

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ISBN10 : 1594746249

Publisher : Quirk Books

Number of Pages : 192

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: An extraordinary biography. A gallery of astonishing work. The legacy of a madman. Philadelphia, the late 1870s. A city of gas lamps, cobblestone streets, and horse-drawn carriages—and home to the controversial surgeon Dr. Spencer Black. The son of a grave robber, young Dr. Black studies at Philadelphia’s esteemed Academy of Medicine, where he develops an unconventional hypothesis: What if the world’s most celebrated mythological beasts—mermaids, minotaurs, and satyrs—were in fact the evolutionary ancestors of humankind? The Resurrectionist offers two extraordinary books in one. The first is a fictional biography of Dr. Spencer Black, from a childhood spent exhuming corpses through his medical training, his travels with carnivals, and the mysterious disappearance at the end of his life. The second book is Black’s magnum opus: The Codex Extinct Animalia, a Gray’s Anatomy for mythological beasts—dragons, centaurs, Pegasus, Cerberus—all rendered in meticulously detailed anatomical illustrations. You need only look at these images to realize they are the work of a madman. The Resurrectionist tells his story.

The Resurrectionist: A Novel

Author : Matthew Guinn

ISBN10 : 0393240614

Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company

Number of Pages : 288

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: "A fine gothic novel…Be warned: Corpses abound." —Washington Post At South Carolina Medical College, Dr. Jacob Thacker is on probation for Xanax abuse. His interim career—working university public relations—takes an unnerving detour into the past when the bones of African American slaves are unearthed on campus. In a parallel narrative set in the nineteenth century, Nemo ("no man"), a university slave purchased for his unusual knife skills, becomes an unacknowledged member of the surgical faculty by day—and by night, a "resurrectionist," responsible for procuring bodies for medical study. An unforgettable character, by turns apparently insouciant, tormented, and brilliant, Nemo will seize his self-respect in ways no reader can anticipate. With exceptional storytelling pacing and skill, Matthew Guinn weaves together past and present to relate a Southern Gothic tale of shocking crimes and exquisite revenge. A 2014 Edgar Award Finalist for Best First Novel.

The Resurrectionist of Caligo

Author : Wendy Trimboli,Alicia Zaloga

ISBN10 : 0857668277

Publisher : Watkins Media Limited

Number of Pages : 360

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: With a murderer on the loose, it’s up to an enlightened bodysnatcher and a rebellious princess to save the city, in this wonderfully inventive Victorian-tinged fantasy noir. “Man of Science” Roger Weathersby scrapes out a risky living digging up corpses for medical schools. When he’s framed for the murder of one of his cadavers, he’s forced to trust in the superstitions he’s always rejected: his former friend, princess Sibylla, offers to commute Roger’s execution in a blood magic ritual which will bind him to her forever. With little choice, he finds himself indentured to Sibylla and propelled into an investigation. There’s a murderer loose in the city of Caligo, and the duo must navigate science and sorcery, palace intrigue and dank boneyards to catch the butcher before the killings tear their whole country apart. File Under: Fantasy [ Straybound | Royal Magic | A Good Hanging | Secret Sister ]

Resurrectionist

Author : James McGee

ISBN10 : 0007279604

Publisher : HarperCollins UK

Number of Pages : 400

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Hawkwood, the Regency James Bond, returns in this gripping, action packed sequel to the bestselling ‘Ratcatcher’.

Breed

Author : Chase Novak

ISBN10 : 0316198595

Publisher : Mulholland Books

Number of Pages : 320

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Critically celebrated novelist Scott Spencer delivers a Rosemary's Baby-like novel of gothic horror, set against the backdrop of modern-day Upper East Side Manhattan. Alex and Leslie Twisden lead charmed lives-fabulous jobs, a luxurious town house on Manhattan's Upper East Side, a passionate marriage. What they don't have is a child, and as they try one infertility treatment after the next, yearning turns into obsession. As a last-ditch attempt to make their dream of parenthood come true, Alex and Leslie travel deep into Slovenia, where they submit to a painful and terrifying procedure that finally gives them what they so fervently desire . . . but with awful consequences. Ten years later, cosseted and adored but living in a house of secrets, the twins Adam and Alice find themselves locked into their rooms every night, with sounds coming from their parents' bedroom getting progressively louder, more violent, and more disturbing. Driven to a desperate search for answers, Adam and Alice set out on a quest to learn the true nature of the man and woman who raised them. Their discovery will upend everything they thought they knew about their parents and will reveal a threat so horrible that it must be escaped, at any cost.

The Resurrectionist

Author : Jack O'Connell

ISBN10 : 1565126394

Publisher : Algonquin Books

Number of Pages : 336

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: A “demented and deeply enjoyable” tale of a father journeying into a strange world to save his son (Los Angeles Times). In this fantastic tale that “blends the out-there mysticism of H. P. Lovecraft, the dark corridors and femme fatales of Dashiell Hammett, and the pulpy, lurid qualities of ’50s comic books,” a man named Sweeney, hoping for a miracle for his comatose son, Danny, journeys to the fortress-like Peck Clinic (Minneapolis Star-Tribune). The doctors there claim to have “resurrected” patients who were similarly lost in the void—but the real cure for his son’s condition may lie in Limbo, a comic book world beloved by Danny. Nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award, this spellbinding novel about stories and what they can do for—and to—those who create and consume them is “a wild, surreal and thought-provoking ride” that explores the power of the unknown, the need for forgiveness, and the nature of consciousness itself (San Francisco Chronicle). “A genre-busting novel . . . Strange, gripping, [and] possessed of a whole lot of vision.” —The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “To call Jack O’Connell’s novels imaginative, or even original, doesn’t begin to say it.” —The New York Times Book Review

The Remaking

Author : Clay McLeod Chapman

ISBN10 : 1683691547

Publisher : Quirk Books

Number of Pages : 304

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Inspired by a true story, this supernatural thriller for fans of horror and true crime follows a tale as it evolves every twenty years—with terrifying results. Ella Louise has lived in the woods surrounding Pilot’s Creek, Virginia, for nearly a decade. Publicly, she and her daughter, Jessica, are shunned by her upper-crust family and the local residents. Privately, desperate characters visit her apothecary for a cure to what ails them—until Ella Louise is blamed for the death of a prominent customer. Accused of witchcraft, Ella Louise and Jessica are burned at the stake in the middle of the night. Ella Louise’s burial site is never found, but the little girl has the most famous grave in the South: a steel-reinforced coffin surrounded by a fence of interconnected white crosses. Their story will take the shape of an urban legend as it’s told around a campfire by a man forever marked by his childhood encounters with Jessica. Decades later, a boy at that campfire will cast Amber Pendleton as Jessica in a ’70s horror movie inspired by the Witch Girl of Pilot’s Creek. Amber’s experiences on that set and its meta-remake in the ’90s will ripple through pop culture, ruining her life and career after she becomes the target of a witch hunt. Amber’s best chance to break the cycle of horror comes when a true-crime investigator tracks her down to interview her for his popular podcast. But will this final act of storytelling redeem her—or will it bring the story full circle, ready to be told once again? And again. And again . . .

The First Book of Fashion

Author : Ulinka Rublack,Maria Hayward,Jenny Tiramani

ISBN10 : 1474249906

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing

Number of Pages : 432

Category : History

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Book Summary: 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.

This Is Not the Jess Show

Author : Anna Carey

ISBN10 : 1683691989

Publisher : Quirk Books

Number of Pages : 304

Category : Young Adult Fiction

Viewed : 1904

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Book Summary: “At once thought-provoking and hilarious, This Is Not the Jess Show is a timely, incisive book so masterfully-plotted you won't want to put it down.”—Tahereh Mafi, New York Times best-selling author of the Shatter Me series and A Very Large Expanse of Sea The year is 1998: Titanic just won 6 Oscars, boy bands are dominating MTV’s airwaves, and like any other teenager Jess Flynn is just trying to survive high school. Between a crush on her childhood best friend, overprotective parents, and her sister’s worsening health, the only constant is her hometown of Swickley, which feels smaller by the day. Jess is resigned to her small-town life, until the day she discovers a mysterious device with an apple logo, causing her to question everything and everyone she’s ever known. As more cracks appear in Jess’s world, she faces a choice: can she live the rest of her life knowing it’s a lie or should she risk everything for the truth? A fast-paced, mind-bending YA thriller packed with ‘90s pop culture references and perfect for fans of Black Mirror, This Is Not the Jess Show will keep readers guessing until the very end.

Boat Life in Egypt and Nubia (Abridged, Annotated)

Author : William Cowper Prime

ISBN10 :

Publisher : BIG BYTE BOOKS

Number of Pages : 510

Category : Travel

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Book Summary: In 1856, journalist, writer, and art historian, William Cowper Prime, wrote this enthralling travel memoir of a voyage up the Nile. It was the fulfillment of a lifelong dream done at a time when Nile travel was not as convenient or safe as it would be even 25 years later. Visiting all the major temples and sites of ancient Egypt, writer Prime is humorous, engaging, and at times thrilling. He provides a picture of a land that is no more, as temples have disappeared and development has encroached on the antiquities. Prime later helped found the art history department at Princeton and was associated closely with the Metropolitan Museum in NY. If you've been to Egypt, you'll find much that is familiar and delightful to read from a Victorian perspective. If you've never been, this is a book you'll want to read before you go. For the first time, this long out-of-print volume is available as an affordable, well-formatted book for e-readers and smartphones. Be sure to LOOK INSIDE by clicking the cover above or download a sample.

J. M. BARRIE: Complete Peter Pan Books, Novels, Plays, Short Stories, Essays & Autobiography

Author : J. M. Barrie

ISBN10 : 8027220963

Publisher : e-artnow

Number of Pages : 1420

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Peter Pan Adventures Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens Peter and Wendy Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up When Wendy Grew Up Novels Better Dead When a Man's Single Auld Licht Idylls A Window in Thrums The Little Minister Sentimental Tommy Tommy and Grizel The Little White Bird A Tillyloss Scandal Life in a Country Manse Lady's Shoe Short Stories A Holiday in Bed and Other Sketches Two of Them and Other Stories Other Short Stories Inconsiderate Waiter The Courting of T'Nowhead's Bell Dite Deuchars The Minister's Gown Shutting a Map An Invalid in Lodgings The Mystery of Time-Tables Mending the Clock The Biggest Box in the World The Coming Dramatist The Result of a Tramp The Other "Times" How Gavin Birse Put it to Mag Lownie The Late Sherlock Holmes Plays Ibsen's Ghost Jane Annie Walker, London The Professor's Love Story The Little Minister The Wedding Guest Little Mary Quality Street The Admirable Crichton What Every Woman Knows Der Tag (The Tragic Man) Dear Brutus Alice Sit-by-the-Fire A Kiss for Cinderella Half an Hour Seven Women Old Friends Mary Rose Pantaloon The Twelve-Pound Look Rosalind The Will The Old Lady Shows Her Medals The New Word Barbara's Wedding A Well-Remembered Voice Essays Neither Dorking Nor The Abbey Charles Frohman: A Tribute Courage Preface to The Young Visiters The Man from Nowhere Woman and the Press A Plea for Smaller Books Boy's Books The Lost Works of George Meredith The Humor of Dickens Ndintpile Pont Q What is Scott's Best Novel? Memoirs Margaret Ogilvy An Edinburgh Eleven My Lady Nicotine Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860-1937) is one of the greatest Scottish novelists and playwrights, best remembered as the creator of Peter Pan.

Resurrectionist

Author : James McGee

ISBN10 : 0007279604

Publisher : HarperCollins UK

Number of Pages : 400

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Hawkwood, the Regency James Bond, returns in this gripping, action packed sequel to the bestselling ‘Ratcatcher’.

The Anatomists

Author : Hal McDonald

ISBN10 : 0061734160

Publisher : Harper Collins

Number of Pages : 320

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1829

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Book Summary: If they want to truly learn about the human body, London medical students Edward Montague and Jean-Claude Legard have no choice but to become common criminals. The authorities have long looked the other way as budding anatomists dug up fresh graves. But Edward and Jean-Claude still greet the task of defiling the final resting place of Abigail Darcy with unease, especially when they discover that the cadaver stolen from the graveyard is not the late Mrs. Darcy but a man—and that he's been murdered! Utterly baffled and seeking justice, Edward and Jean-Claude begin an investigation into Mrs. Darcy's life and death, hoping to find out how a young man met his terrible fate and ended his days in her coffin. It's a search that leads to adultery, betrayal, and more than one suspicious death—and a final, paralyzing encounter with a cold-blooded killer.

Complete Works

Author : Henry James

ISBN10 : 2291021087

Publisher : AB Books

Number of Pages : 980

Category : Drama

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Book Summary: THE NOVELS Watch and Ward, Roderick Hudson, The American, The Europeans, Confidence, Washington Square, The Portrait of a Lady, The Bostonians, The Princess Casamassima, The Reverberator, The Tragic Muse, The Other House, The Spoils of Poynton, What Maisie Knew, The Awkward Age, The Sacred Fount, The Wings of the Dove, The Ambassadors, The Golden Bowl, The Outcry, The Whole Family, The Ivory Tower, The Sense of the Past THE TALES A Tragedy of Error, The Story of a Year, A Landscape-Painter, A Day of Days, My Friend Bingham, Poor Richard, The Story of a Masterpiece, The Romance of Certain Old Clothes, A Most Extraordinary Case, A Problem, etc. THE PLAYS Pyramus And Thisbe, Still Waters, A Change of Heart, Daisy Miller, Tenants, Disengaged, The Album, The Reprobate, Guy Domville, Summersoft, The High Bid, The Outcry THE TRAVEL WRITING Transatlantic Sketches, Portraits of Places, A Little Tour in France, English Hours, The American Scene, Italian Hours THE CRITICISM French Novelists and Poets, Hawthorne, Partial Portraits, Essays in London and Elsewhere, Picture and Text, Views and Reviews, Notes on Novelists, Within the Rim and Other Essays, Notes and Reviews THE AUTOBIOGRAPHIES A Small Boy and Others, Notes of a Son and Brother, The Middle Years

A Dictionary of Modern English Usage

Author : H. W. Fowler

ISBN10 : 0191571199

Publisher : OUP Oxford

Number of Pages : 832

Category : Reference

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Book Summary: 'What grammarians say should be has perhaps less influence on what shall be than even the more modest of them realize ...' No book had more influence on twentieth-century attitudes to the English language in Britain than Henry Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage. It rapidly became the standard work of reference for the correct use of English in terms of choice of words, grammar, and style. Much loved for his firm opinions, passion, and dry humour, Fowler has stood the test of time and is still considered the best arbiter of good practice. In this new edition of the original Dictionary, David Crystal goes beyond the popular mythology surrounding Fowler's reputation to retrace his method and arrive at a fresh evaluation of his place in the history of linguistic thought. With a wealth of entertaining examples he looks at Fowler's stated principles and the tensions between his prescriptive and descriptive temperaments. He shows that the Dictionary does a great more than make normative recommendations and express private opinion. In addition he offers a modern perspective on some 300 entries, in which he shows how English has changed since the 1920s. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Fox-Hound, Forest, and Prairie

Author : Pennell Elmhurst

ISBN10 : 1473349818

Publisher : Read Books Ltd

Number of Pages : 614

Category : Sports & Recreation

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Book Summary: This vintage book contains a collection of late nineteenth-century hunting anecdotes and reminiscences. Interesting and informative, these detailed accounts will appeal to those with an interest in historical hunting, and will also be of utility to modern hunters. Contents include: "Jackal Hunting on the Neilgherries, 1877", "The Ootacamund Hounds", "Grass Countries, Season 1886-87", "Shooting Coats", "The Galloping Whip", "Preliminary Canters", "Fox-Hunting in Earnest", "A Rough Week", "A Huntsman's Diary, and Mine", etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. This volume is being republished now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the history of fox hunting.

The Complete Works of R. Austin Freeman: Thriller Classics, Adventure Novels & Detective Stories (Illustrated)

Author : R. Austin Freeman

ISBN10 : 8026852508

Publisher : e-artnow

Number of Pages : 1850

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 428

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Book Summary: This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Works of R. Austin Freeman: Thriller Classics, Adventure Novels & Detective Stories (Illustrated)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Richard Austin Freeman (1862-1943) was a British writer of detective stories, mostly featuring the forensic investigator Dr. Thorndyke. He introduced the inverted detective story; a crime fiction in which the commission of the crime is described at the beginning, usually including the identity of the perpetrator, with the story then describing the detective's attempt to solve the mystery. Many of the Dr. Thorndyke stories involve genuine, but often quite arcane, points of scientific knowledge, from areas such as tropical medicine and toxicology. Table of Contents: Introduction: Short Biography The Art of the Detective Story Dr. Thorndyke Series: Meet Dr. Thorndyke Novels The Red Thumb Mark The Eye of Osiris The Mystery of 31 New Inn A Silent Witness Helen Vardon's Confession The Cat's Eye The Mystery of Angelina Frood The Shadow of the Wolf The D'Arblay Mystery A Certain Dr. Thorndyke As a Thief in the Night Mr. Pottermack's Oversight Pontifex, Son and Thorndyke When Rogues Fall Out Dr. Thorndyke Intervenes For the Defence: Dr. Thorndyke The Penrose Mystery Felo De Se? The Stoneware Monkey Mr. Polton Explains The Jacob Street Mystery Short Story Collections Percival Bland's Proxy The Missing Mortgagee Dr. Thorndyke's Cases The Adventures of Dr. Thorndyke Dr. Thorndyke's Casebook The Puzzle Lock The Magic Casket Other Novels: The Golden Pool The Unwilling Adventurer The Uttermost Farthing The Exploits of Danby Croker The Surprising Experiences of Mr. Shuttlebury Cobb Flighty Phyllis Other Short Stories: By the Black Deep The Adventures of Romney Pringle The Further Adventures of Romney Pringle From a Surgeon's Diary The Great Portrait Mystery and Other Stories

French Twentieth Bibliography

Author : Peter C. Hoy

ISBN10 : 9780945636557

Publisher : Susquehanna University Press

Number of Pages : 696

Category : ,

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Book Summary: This series of bibliographical references is one of the most important tools for research in modern and contemporary French literature. No other bibliography represents the scholarly activities and publications of these fields as completely.

Writing Death and Absence in the Victorian Novel

Author : J. Zigarovich

ISBN10 : 1137007036

Publisher : Springer

Number of Pages : 199

Category : Literary Criticism

Viewed : 1917

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Book Summary: This book asks why Brontë, Dickens, and Collins saw the narrative act as a series of textual murders and resurrections? Drawing on theorists such as Derrida, Blanchot, and de Man, Zigarovich maintains that narrating death was important to the understanding of absence, separation, and displacement in an industrial and destabilized culture.

The Little Minister

Author : J. M. Barrie

ISBN10 :

Publisher : Good Press

Number of Pages : 326

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 518

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Book Summary: "The Little Minister" by J. M. Barrie. 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.