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Saint Errant

Author : Leslie Charteris
ISBN : 9781444766417
Genre : Fiction
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The female of the species is supposed to be deadlier than the male... Simon Templar is about to find out if that's true. In this collection of stories, the Saint encounters nine fascinating women. Whether they need help, to be avenged, or to brought to justice, the Saint handles their cases with panache and in his usual gentlemanly style.
Category: Fiction

Pain Pleasure And Perversity

Author : Professor John R. Yamamoto-Wilson
ISBN : 9781409443957
Genre : History
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Luther's 95 Theses begin and end with the concept of suffering, and the question of why a benevolent God allows his creations to suffer remains one of the central issues of religious thought. In order to chart the processes by which discourse relating to pain and suffering became marginalized during the period from the Renaissance to the end of the seventeenth century, this book examines a number of books on the subject translated into English from (mainly) Spanish and Italian. Combining elements of theology, literature and history, this book provides a fascinating perspective on one of the key conundrums of early modern religious history.
Category: History

The Saint Bids Diamonds

Author : Leslie Charteris
ISBN : 9781444766219
Genre : Fiction
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The Saint's holiday in Tenerife comes to a dramatic end when he rescues an elderly Dutch diamond cutter and his daughter from a vicious attack. It seems the old man is a reluctant member of a jewel-smuggling gang, and naturally Simon offers to help him out for just a small share of the boodle. But things get complicated when the Saint learns the old man had a lottery ticket worth $2 million - which has now gone missing. As the plot gets more complex, Simon struggles to play a winning hand.
Category: Fiction

The Saint In Europe

Author : Leslie Charteris
ISBN : 9781444766431
Genre : Fiction
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Simon Templar never goes anywhere with the intention of getting into trouble, but trouble seems to like following him. In seven adventures round Europe, he discovers dead bodies, missing jewels, kidnappers and swindlers galore. He was meant to be on holiday - but when push comes to shove, he'll make sure that justice is done. 'The character of Simon Templar forms the perfect literary bridge between John Buchan's Richard Hannay and Ian Fleming's James Bond.' Mike Ripley
Category: Fiction

The Saint Steps In

Author : Leslie Charteris
ISBN : 9781444766332
Genre : Fiction
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The Saint is in Washington DC when a young woman asks for his help. Her father, a noted scientist, has invented a new form of synthetic rubber. But he has disappeared, and she is under threat. She turns to Simon Templar, who soon finds himself involved in war time intrigue.
Category: Fiction

Cumulative Paperback Index 1939 1959

Author : R. Reginald
ISBN : 9780893700225
Genre : Reference
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This was the first bibliography and guide to the American mass market paperback book, and it remains one of the most definitive. The major index is by author, and lists: author, title, publisher, book number, year of publication, and cover price. The title index lists titles and authors only. The publisher index provides a history of that imprint, with addresses, number ranges, and general physical description of the books issued. This is the place that all study of the American paperback must begin.
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History Of The Jesuits

Author : Andrew Steinmetz
ISBN : WISC:89052330438
Genre : Church history
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History Of Brazil

Author : Robert Southey
ISBN : 9781108052856
Genre : History
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Robert Southey (1774-1843), Romantic poet and friend of Coleridge, was poet laureate from 1813 to 1843. As well as being distinguished in verse, he also produced successful historical works and was a noted scholar of Portuguese. Between 1810 and 1819 he published this influential three-volume history, drawing on his extensive collection of Portuguese and Spanish books. Originally intended to be part of a larger work on the history of Portugal, this project evolved to focus on Brazil, beginning with its discovery and colonisation by the Portuguese in the sixteenth century and concluding with the relocation of the Portuguese court to Brazil during the Peninsular War. Volume 2 covers the period from 1640 to 1685 and concludes with a review of the state of affairs in Brazil in the seventeenth century. Included are details of slavery, commerce and expeditions into the interior at this time.
Category: History