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While The World Is Still Asleep

Author : Petra Durst-Benning
ISBN : 1503953327
Genre : Fiction
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It isn't easy for a woman to cut loose in 1890s Berlin. But the winds of change are blowing, and nothing can stop Josephine from pursuing her dreams. After the tragic death of her little brother, Josephine travels to the Black Forest to heal. There she discovers a feeling of freedom astride a brand-new invention called the "velocipede." The very idea of a woman on a bicycle is beyond taboo--it is indecent and even illegal--but Josephine will not be deterred. She simply needs to find a way to ride without provoking a scandal. Back home, Josephine has the brilliant idea of riding under cover of night, while the world is still asleep. But Berlin's streets are dangerous, especially on a bicycle. Can Josephine's fighting heart help her overcome the obstacles in her path? Will the passion she feels for this new adventure lead her toward true love?
Category: Fiction

The Queen Of Beauty

Author : Petra Durst-Benning
ISBN : 1477806121
Genre : Fiction
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Petra Durst-Benning’s captivating historical novel pays homage to the trailblazing women of the early twentieth century—like Elizabeth Arden and Est�e Lauder—who shaped culture, shattered convention, and strived to make the world around them more beautiful. Despite all that Clara Berg has achieved as a wife, mother, and chemist—especially for a woman in turn-of-the-century Berlin—ending her abusive marriage comes at great cost. The judge hands her inheritance—her parents’ pharmacy—over to her ex-husband. Now, with her reputation in near ruins thanks to the scandal that rocked her marriage, no reputable chemist will hire her. Worst of all, she has lost all rights to her young son and daughter. Only her dearest friends, Josephine and Isabelle, themselves no strangers to hardship, remain steadfast. With their encouragement, Clara decides to start over in the spa town of Lake Constance, where she creates a homemade cream and launches a cosmetics revolution. Against all convention, she teaches other women and herself how to face the challenges of each new day with confidence and beauty. Soon her renown brings prestige, professional accolades, even new romance. But through it all, her heart beats for her beloved children—will success finally bring the reunion she longs for?
Category: Fiction

The Future Of The Nineteenth Century Dream Child

Author : Amy Billone
ISBN : 9781317381921
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book investigates the reappearance of the 19th-century dream-child from the Golden Age of Children's Literature, both in the Harry Potter series and in other works that have reached unprecedented levels of popular success today. Discussing Harry Potter as a reincarnation of Lewis Carroll's Alice and J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan, Billone goes on to examine the recent resurrection of Alice in Tim Burton's Alice, and of Peter Pan in Michael Jackson and in James Bond. Visiting trends that have emerged since the Harry Potter series ended, the book studies revisions of the dream-child in texts and films that have inspired mass fandom in the twenty-first century: Stephenie Meyer's Twilight, E.L. James's 50 Shades of Grey and Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games. The volume argues that the 21st-century desire to achieve dream-states in relationship to eternal youth results from the way that dreams provide a means of realizing the fantastic yet alarming possibility of escaping from time. This current identification with the dream-child stems from the threat of political unrest and economic and environmental collapse as well as from the simultaneous technophilia and technophobia of a culture immersed in the breathless revolution of the digital age. This book not only explores how the dream-child from the past has returned to reflect misgivings about imagined dystopian futures but also reveals how the rebirth of the dream-child opens up possibilities for new narratives where happy endings remain viable against all odds. It will appeal to scholars in a wide variety of fields including Childhood Studies, Children's/YA Literature, Cinema Studies, Cultural Studies, Cyberculture, Gender Studies, Queer Studies, Gothic Studies, New Media, and Popular Culture.
Category: Literary Criticism

Ensnared Splintered Series 3

Author : A. G. Howard
ISBN : 9781613126936
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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After surviving a disastrous battle at prom, Alyssa has embraced her madness and gained perspective. She’s determined to rescue her two worlds and the people and netherlings she loves. Even if it means challenging Queen Red to a final battle of wills and wiles . . . and even if the only way to Wonderland, now that the rabbit hole is closed, is through the looking-glass world—a parallel dimension filled with mutated and violent netherling outcasts.In the final installment of the wildly popular Splintered trilogy, Alyssa and her dad journey into the heart of magic and mayhem in search of her mom and to set right all that’s gone wrong. Together with Jeb and Morpheus, they must salvage Wonderland from the decay and destruction that has ensnared it. But if they succeed and come out alive, can everyone truly have their happily ever after? Read all the books in the New York Times bestselling Splintered series: Splintered (Book 1), Unhinged (Book 2), Ensnared (Book 3), and Untamed (The Companion Novel). Praise for Splintered: STARRED REVIEW "Fans of dark fantasy, as well as of Carroll’s Alice in all her revisionings (especially Tim Burton’s), will find a lot to love in this compelling and imaginative novel." —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "Alyssa is one of the most unique protagonists I've come across in a while. Splintered is dark, twisted, entirely riveting, and a truly romantic tale." —USA Today "Brilliant, because it is ambitious, inventive, and often surprising — a contemporary reworking of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,’’ with a deep bow toward Tim Burton’s 2010 film version." —The Boston Globe "It’s a deft, complex metamorphosis of this children’s fantasy made more enticing by competing romantic interests, a psychedelic setting, and more mad violence than its original." —Booklist " Protagonist Alyssa...is an original. Howard's visual imagination is superior. The story's creepiness is intriguing as horror, and its hypnotic tone and setting, at the intersection of madness and creativity, should sweep readers down the rabbit hole." —Publishers Weekly "While readers will delight in such recognizable scenes as Alyssa drinking from a bottle to shrink, the richly detailed scenes that stray from the original will entice the imagination. These adventures are indeed wonderful." —BookPage "Attention to costume and setting render this a visually rich read..." —Kirkus Reviews "Wonderland is filled with much that is not as wonderful as might be expected, and yet, it is in Wonderland that Alyssa accepts her true nature. The cover with its swirling tendrils and insects surrounding Alyssa will surely attract teen readers who will not disappointed with this magical, edgy tale." —Reading Today Online "Creepy, descriptive read with a generous dollop of romance." —School Library Journal
Category: Young Adult Fiction

Twentieth Century Literary Criticism

Author : Gale Research Company
ISBN : UOM:39015066115299
Genre : Literature, Modern
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Excerpts from criticism of the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers and other creative writers who lived between 1900 and 1960, from the first published critical appraisals to current evaluations.
Category: Literature, Modern

The Janusite Trilogy

Author : Anna Durand
ISBN : 9781949406092
Genre : Fiction
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She wields the powers of a god, but she's only human. Lindsey Porter led a mundane life, refusing to believe in the paranormal, until the day one man shattered all her preconceptions. The sylph Nevan tempts her like no one else — and forces her see the supernatural all around her. Accepting her destiny as the Janusite, the one mortal gifted with the powers of the Roman god Janus, proves even harder than resisting Nevan's seduction. Forced to straddle two worlds, Lindsey becomes the protector of… everything. And the target of every bad guy, supernatural or human, who craves ultimate power. Passion, magic, destiny, and suspense collide in The Janusite Trilogy. Follow Lindsey and Nevan's epic journey from wary allies to star-crossed lovers and beyond. This steamy trilogy includes three complete novels plus exclusive bonus content found nowhere else. The Janusite Trilogy concludes Lindsey and Nevan's story, but the Undercover Elementals series will continue with fresh stories and characters.
Category: Fiction

Earth Sciences History

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ISBN : IND:30000046722611
Genre : Earth sciences
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Category: Earth sciences

Entertainment Weekly The Ultimate Guide To Stephen King

Author : The Editors of Entertainment Weekly
ISBN : 9781683300908
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Includes an exclusive excerpt from Sleeping BeautiesÑthe new novel by Stephen King and Owen King! There are few writers today who have influenced popular culture more than Stephen King, from his iconic novels and stories to the movies that have been inspired by them, including Carrie, The Shining, Misery, Stand By Me, It, Cujo, The Green Mile, The Shawshank Redemption, and so many more. Now, in this all-new special edition from Entertainment Weekly, The Ultimate Guide to Stephen King, youÕll be able to delve into the world of the master storyteller: Go behind the scenes to find out exactly how KingÕs stories travel from page to screen. We list his greatest and scariest hits, and his 25 scariest moments from his movies, and we examine his many compelling heroines, and why so many of his novels feature Ònasty women.Ó Additionally, we list all of the works the godfather of horror has written, as well as the notable movies and television shows derived from his short fiction. Lavishly illustrated with art by Robert Sammelin, and filled with photos from his life, his movies, and his book covers, The Ultimate Guide to Stephen King is a must-have for every fan of this beloved writer.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Merriam Webster S Encyclopedia Of Literature

Author : Merriam-Webster, Inc
ISBN : 0877790426
Genre : Reference
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"A rich source of information about the world's finest literature. Over 10,000 entries and 250 illustrations covering authors, works, and literary terms and topics from all eras and all parts of the world. Includes pronunciations."
Category: Reference