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Author : Jane Austen
ISBN : 1593083580
Genre : Fiction
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The most comprehensive scholarly edition available of Jane Austen's innovative final novel.
Category: Fiction

Persuasive Aesthetic Ecocritical Praxis

Author : Patrick D. Murphy
ISBN : 9781498514842
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Persuasive Aesthetic Ecocritical Praxis analyzes environmental literature and film from a tranversal ecocritical orientation with a focus on the aesthetic dimensions in terms of persuasive affects. It emphasizes attention to crucial themes, such as climate change, land dispossession, and differential gender impacts of global economics, as well as scenarios of possible sustainable futures.
Category: Literary Criticism

Jane Austen The World S Most Beloved Novelist

Author : Leslie Truex
ISBN : 9781614648802
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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ABOUT THE BOOK Jane Austen is more famous, loved and regarded today than when she was alive writing her witty stories of love in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. Some suggest the resurgence has to do with the 1995 BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice that propelled Colin Firth’s career. That same year, Emma Thompson wrote the screenplay, for which she won an Oscar, and starred in Austen’s Sense and Sensibility – also starring Kate Winslet, Hugh Grant and Alan Rickman (most recently famous for his role as Snape in Harry Potter). One could even attribute the most recent interest in Austen to Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight Series in which she mentions classic literature including Pride and Prejudice. Indeed, in 2009 Pride and Prejudice was released as part of Bella’s favorite books with a Twilight inspired cover. Other authors have also been intrigued with Austen rewriting classics such as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Graham-Smith or using characters from the books, such as the recently released Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James. MEET THE AUTHOR Leslie Truex is an online entrepreneur and freelance writer. Her small business articles appear on Lenovo's Small Business Insights, the Houston Chronicle's, and eHow. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK A common theme in Austen’s works is the idea that finances and social rank outweigh morals. Characters with questionable morals, such as Wickham in Pride and Prejudice, Mary Crawford in Mansfield Park and Willoughby in Sense and Sensibility are driven by financial gain. Often the very best characters have little money or stature, as seen in Elizabeth Bennet of Pride and Prejudice and Elinor in Sense and Sensibility. However, Austen doesn’t villanize the rich. Several characters with high social ranking and money also have good values, such as Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice, and Mr. Ferrars and Col. Brandon in Sense and Sensibility. Austen’s stories often revolve around the challenges faced by those who have reputations to maintain, but morals that contradict social decorum. For example, Mr. Darcy who is held in high esteem, knows that Elizabeth Bennett is not only below his station, but her family’s behavior is an embarrassment. But Darcy loves Elizabeth, which puts in place a conflict between duty to his family and following his heart... Buy a copy to keep reading!
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Lacan On Love

Author : Bruce Fink
ISBN : 9781509500512
Genre : Psychology
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Quintessentially fascinating, love intrigues and perplexes us, and drives much of what we do in life. As wary as we may be of its illusions and disappointments, many of us fall blindly into its traps and become ensnared time and again. Deliriously mad excitement turns to disenchantment, if not deadening repetition, and we wonder how we shall ever break out of this vicious cycle. Can psychoanalysis – with ample assistance from philosophers, poets, novelists, and songwriters – give us a new perspective on the wellsprings and course of love? Can it help us fathom how and why we are often looking for love in all the wrong places, and are fundamentally confused about “what love really is”? In this lively and wide-ranging exploration of love throughout the ages, Fink argues that it can. Taking within his compass a vast array of traditions – from Antiquity to the courtly love poets, Christian love, and Romanticism – and providing an in-depth examination of Freud and Lacan on love and libido, Fink unpacks Lacan’s paradoxical claim that “love is giving what you don’t have.” He shows how the emptiness or lack we feel within ourselves gets covered over or entwined in love, and how it is possible and indeed vital to give something to another that we feel we ourselves don’t have. This first-ever commentary on Lacan’s Seminar VIII, Transference, provides readers with a clear and systematic introduction to Lacan’s views on love. It will be of great value to students and scholars of psychology and of the humanities generally, and to analysts of all persuasions.
Category: Psychology

Jane Eyre

Author : Charlotte Brontë
ISBN : 1593080077
Genre : Fiction
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Immediately recognized as a masterpiece when it was first published in 1847,Charlotte Brontë’sJane Eyreis an extraordinary coming-of-age story featuring one of the most independent and strong-willed female protagonists in all of literature. Poor and plain, Jane Eyre begins life as a lonely orphan in the household of her hateful aunt. Despite the oppression she endures at home, and the later torture of boarding school, Jane manages to emerge with her spirit and integrity unbroken. She becomes a governess at Thornfield Hall, where she finds herself falling in love with her employer—the dark, impassioned Mr. Rochester. But an explosive secret tears apart their relationship, forcing Jane to face poverty and isolation once again. One of the world’s most beloved novels,Jane Eyreis a startlingly modern blend of passion, romance, mystery, and suspense.
Category: Fiction

Gulliver S Travels Barnes Noble Classics Series

Author : Jonathan Swift
ISBN : 1593083858
Genre : Fiction
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Gulliver's Travels, by Jonathan Swift, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics: New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. Considered the greatest satire ever written in English, Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels chronicles the fantastic voyages of Lemuel Gulliver, principally to four marvelous realms: Lilliput, where the people are six inches tall; Brobdingnag, a land inhabited by giants; Laputa, a wondrous flying island; and a country where the Houyhnhnms, a race of intelligent horses, are served by savage humanoid creatures called Yahoos. Beneath the surface of this enchanting fantasy lurks a devastating critique of human malevolence, stupidity, greed, vanity, and short-sightedness. A brilliant combination of adventure, humor, and philosophy, Gulliver's Travels is one of literature's most durable masterpieces. Michael Seidel is Jesse and George Siegel Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University. He has written widely on eighteenth-century literature. His books include Satiric Inheritance: Rabelais to Sterne (1979), Exile and the Narrative Imagination (1986), and Robinson Crusoe: Island Myths and the Novel (1991).
Category: Fiction

Poetics And Rhetoric

Author : Aristotle
ISBN : 1593083076
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The texts of Aristotle's classic studies of drama and oratorical skill are accompanied by an analysis of their contents and an introductory essay.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Oxford Handbook Of Political Leadership

Author : Paul 't Hart
ISBN : 9780199653881
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 62.68 MB
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Political leadership has returned to the forefront of research in political science in recent years, after several years of neglect. This Handbook provides a broad-ranging and cohesive examination of the study of political leadership.
Category: Business & Economics