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Dangerous Women

Author : George R. R. Martin
ISBN : 9781429955966
Genre : Fiction
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All new and original to this volume, the 21 stories in Dangerous Women include work by twelve New York Times bestsellers, and seven stories set in the authors' bestselling continuities-including a new "Outlander" story by Diana Gabaldon, a tale of Harry Dresden's world by Jim Butcher, a story from Lev Grossman set in the world of The Magicians, and a 35,000-word novella by George R. R. Martin about the Dance of the Dragons, the vast civil war that tore Westeros apart nearly two centuries before the events of A Game of Thrones. Also included are original stories of dangerous women--heroines and villains alike--by Brandon Sanderson, Joe Abercrombie, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Lawrence Block, Carrie Vaughn, S. M. Stirling, Sharon Kay Penman, and many others. Writes Gardner Dozois in his Introduction, "Here you'll find no hapless victims who stand by whimpering in dread while the male hero fights the monster or clashes swords with the villain, and if you want to tie these women to the railroad tracks, you'll find you have a real fight on your hands. Instead, you will find sword-wielding women warriors, intrepid women fighter pilots and far-ranging spacewomen, deadly female serial killers, formidable female superheroes, sly and seductive femmes fatale, female wizards, hard-living Bad Girls, female bandits and rebels, embattled survivors in Post-Apocalyptic futures, female Private Investigators, stern female hanging judges, haughty queens who rule nations and whose jealousies and ambitions send thousands to grisly deaths, daring dragonriders, and many more." At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Category: Fiction

A Most Dangerous Woman The Complete Season 1

Author : Brenda Clough
ISBN : 9781682105368
Genre : Fiction
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An exciting Victorian-era murder mystery, populated by characters from Wilkie Collins’s beloved The Woman in White. Marian Halcolmbe finds and marries her true love, Theo Camlet. But when Theo’s first wife, who everyone believed to be dead, reappears, Marian and her brother in law Walter must delve into the darkest and most dangerous corners of London to save Theo from accusations of bigamy and murder, as well as the hangman’s noose. Victorian literature's most exciting heroine, Marian Halcombe, stars in Brenda Clough’s thrilling and romantic sequel to Wilkie Collins' The Woman in White. Praise for A Most Dangerous Woman: "Blending seamlessly with the end of Wilkie Collins's beloved The Woman in White, Brenda Clough's A Most Dangerous Woman takes one of the most fascinating female characters in Victorian literature and gives her the life she deserves." —Sherwood Smith, author of the Sartorias-deles series
Category: Fiction

A New Journal A Most Dangerous Woman Season 1 Episode 1

Author : Brenda Clough
ISBN : 9781682102541
Genre : Fiction
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This is the 1st episode in the first season of A Most Dangerous Woman, a 9-episode serial from Serial Box. Marian’s sister Laura has always seemed to know her better than Marian knows herself, so when she gives Marian a new journal and urges her to find her own joy in life, Marian doesn’t intentionally ignore her advice. It’s just that she’s so comfortable, and she truly does love her sister’s family. But when change walks into her life unexpectedly, she finds that she might just be ready to embrace it, after all. In Brenda Clough’s deliciously authentic sequel to Wilkie Collins’ The Woman in White, Marian Halcolmbe finds and marries her true love, Theo Camlet. But when Theo’s first wife, who everyone believed to be dead, reappears, Marian and her brother in law Walter must delve into the darkest and most dangerous corners of London to save Theo from accusations of bigamy and murder, as well as the hangman’s noose.
Category: Fiction

Blondes And Other Dangerous Women

Author : Kelly Beckman
ISBN : 9780557025770
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BONUS BOOK OF TWO OF KELLY CHANCES BOOKS:BLONDES AND OTHER DANGEROUS WOMEN! &REDHEADS...BAD AND BEAUTIFUL!THE MOST DANGEROUS OF ALL! IN EACH, KELLY CHANCE IS A PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR SAVING BLONDES AND REDHEADS FROM TROUBLE!HE IS THE POET, THE WHITE KNIGHT AND THE IRISH PRINCE! HE LIKES HIS CARS AND WOMEN FAST. WHEN BULLETS FLY, THESE ANGELS TAKE REFUGE IN HIS ARMS. AFTERWARDS,HE IS THE LONE WOLF, CHASING BAD GUYS AND SEEKING JUSTICE. HE IS THE ROMANTIC AND HERO WE ALL WANT TO BE! HIS PARTNER IS LINDA LOU, A BALLERINA, MARTIAL ARTS EXPERTS AND WITH AN AGENDA OF HER OWN! ENJOY THESE TWO STORIES. A FUN READ!
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Dangerous Women Deadly Words

Author : Nina Cornyetz
ISBN : 0804732124
Genre : Literary Collections
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This is a materialist-feminist, psychoanalytic analysis of a modern Japanese literary trope—the dangerous woman, linked to archaisms and magical realms and found throughout the Japanese canon—in the works of three 20th-century writers: Izumi Kyoka (1873–1939), Enchi Fumiko (1905–86), and Nakagami Kenji (1946–92).
Category: Literary Collections

Dangerous Women

Author : Elaine H. Kim
ISBN : 9781136048067
Genre : Social Science
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Dangerous Women addresses the themes of Korean nationalism and gender construction, as well as various issues related to the colonialization and decolonialization of the Korean nation. The contributors explore the troubled category of "woman," placing it in the specific context of a marginalized and colonized nation. But Korean women are not merely configured here as metaphors for an emasculated and infantilized "homeland;" they are also shown to be products of a problematic gender construction that originates in Korea, and extends even today to Korean communities beyond Asia. Representations of Korean women still attempt to confine them to the status of either mother or prostitute: Dangerous Women rectifies that construction, offering a feminist intervention that might recuperate womanhood.
Category: Social Science

Dangerous Women

Author : Victoria Baldwin Cass
ISBN : 0847693953
Genre : History
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Grannies, geishas, warriors, mystics, recluses, and predators—these are the dangerous women of traditional China. Through her exploration of the myth and history of the Ming, Victoria B. Cass brings their world brilliantly to life. Using new and freshly interpreted sources, the author leads us confidently into this surprising world, bolstering her erudite and engaging text with stunning color and black and white art of the period.
Category: History

A Most Dangerous Woman

Author : L M Jackson
ISBN : 9781407089386
Genre : Fiction
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It was said that she had the good manners of a respectable upper servant but was far too young to have been pensioned; that she spoke as if she had received and education, but knew the costers' slang as if she were born-and-bred to it; and that she not only had no husband - which was a commonplace on Leather Lane - but seemed never to have possessed one...' When the mysterious Sarah Tanner opens her Dining and Coffee Rooms on the corner of Leather Lane and Liquorpond Street, her arrival amongst the poor market-traders causes something of a stir. Few doubt that she has 'a past'; no-one could have predicted how it will return to haunt her... When an old friend is brutally murdered, Sarah Tanner is the only witness. Unable to turn to the police, she finds herself drawn back into the dark underworld of the Victorian metropolis... Relying on her wits, and trading on her past, Sarah Tanner risks her own life on a desperate quest for justice and vengeance.
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Dangerous Women Libertine Epicures And The Rise Of Sensibility 1670 1730

Author : Dr Laura Linker
ISBN : 9781409478522
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In the first full-length study of the figure of the female libertine in late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century literature, Laura Linker examines heroines appearing in literature by John Dryden, Aphra Behn, Catharine Trotter, Delariviere Manley, and Daniel Defoe. Linker argues that this figure, partially inspired by Epicurean ideas found in Lucretius's De rerum natura, interrogates gender roles and assumptions and emerges as a source of considerable tension during the late Stuart and early Georgian periods. Witty and rebellious, the female libertine becomes a frequent satiric target because of her transgressive sexuality. As a result of negative portrayals of lady libertines, women writers begin to associate their libertine heroines with the pathos figures they read in French texts of sensibilité. Beginning with a discussion of Charles II's mistresses, Linker shows that these women continue to serve as models for the female libertine in literature long after their "reigns" at court ended. Her study places the female libertine within her cultural, philosophical, and literary contexts and suggests new ways of considering women's participation and the early novel, which prominently features female libertines as heroines of sensibility.
Category: Literary Criticism

Opening A Mountain

Author : Steven Heine
ISBN : 0198031041
Genre : Religion
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With the growing popularity of Zen Buddhism in the West, virtually everyone knows, or thinks they know, what a koan is: a brief and baffling question or statement that cannot be solved by the logical mind and which, after sustained concentration, can lead to sudden enlightenment. But the truth about koans is both simpler--and more complicated--than this. In Opening a Mountain, Steven Heine shows that koans, and the questions we associate with them--such as "What is the sound of one hand clapping?"--are embedded in larger narratives and belong to an ancient Buddhist tradition of "encounter dialogues." These dialogues feature dramatic and often inscrutable contests between masters and disciples, or between masters and an array of natural and supernatural forces: rouge priests, "wild foxes," hermits, wizards, shapeshifters, magical animals, and dangerous women. To establish a new monastery, "to open a mountain," the Zen master had to tame these wild forces in regions most remote from civilization. In these extraordinary encounters, fingers and arms are cut off, pitchers are kicked over, masters appear in and interpret each other's dreams, and seemingly absurd statements are shown to reveal the deepest insights. Heine restores these koans to their original traditions, allowing readers to see both the complex elements of Chinese culture and religion that they reflect and the role they played in Zen's transformation of local superstitions into its own teachings. Offering a fresh approach to one of the most crucial elements of Zen Buddhism, Opening a Mountain is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the full story behind koans and the mysterious worlds they come from.
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