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Good Night, Beloved Comrade: The Letters of Denton Welch to Eric ...
by University of Wisconsin Press

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English

Pages

232

Publication Date

February 07, 2017

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<div>Denton Welch (1915–48) died at the age of thirty-three after a brief but brilliant career as a writer and painter. The revealing, poignant, impressionistic voice that buoys his novels was much praised by critics and literati in England and has since inspired creative artists from William S. Burroughs to John Waters. His achievements were all the more remarkable because he suffered from debilitating spinal and pelvic injuries incurred in a bicycle accident at age eighteen.<br /><br />            Though German bombs were ravaging Britain, Welch wrote in his published work about the idyllic landscapes and local people he observed in Kent. There, in 1943, he met and fell in love with Eric Oliver, a handsome, intelligent, but rather insecure “landboy”—an agricultural worker with the wartime Land Army. Oliver would become a companion, comrade, lover, and caretaker during the last six years of Welch’s life. All fifty-one letters that Welch wrote to Oliver are collected and annotated here for the first time. They offer a historical record of life amidst the hardship, deprivation, and fear of World War II and are a timeless testament of one young man’s tender and intimate emotions, his immense courage in adversity, and his continual struggle for love and creative existence.</div>
Jane Eyre: An Autobiography (ApeBook Classics (ABC))
by Charlotte Bronte

Language

English

Pages

446

Publication Date

April 22, 2017

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"Jane Eyre" is the first and most famous novel by English writer Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855), published in 1847 under the pen name Currer Bell.<br /><br />After a harsh and nearly loveless childhood at Lowood, an institution for poor and orphaned girls, the protagonist and title character becomes a governess at Thornfield Hall. There she falls in love with Edward Rochester, the master of the house. Rochester is attracted to her, too. But there are some obstacles to their love and secrets of the past. And then almost supernatural things start to happen at the house.<br /><br />By using typical motifs from Gothic fiction and combining Gothicism with romanticism, "Jane Eyre" is a distinctive Victorian novel. There are many adaptations for film, television and theatre. The novel is still one of the most loved books and part of the canon of English literature.
A Celebration of Words - Michael Connelly
by Kacey Kowars

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English

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Publication Date

April 22, 2017

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Essay on Michael Connelly's rise to fame as an author.
A Celebration of Words - James Lee Burke
by Kacey Kowars

Language

English

Pages

Publication Date

April 22, 2017

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Essay on James Lee Burke's rise to success as an author
Diario di una booklover (Pink Magazine Italia) (Italian Edition)
by Isabella D'Amore

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Italian

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Publication Date

April 22, 2017

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Chi è il bibliofilo? “Chi ama i libri in se stessi, per la loro antichità o rarità, e ne fa collezione” recita il dizionario Treccani. Ecco dunque la definizione dei cosiddetti booklover. Una razza aliena? No, una vera e propria schiera di amanti dei libri che hanno un profilo ben preciso. Un breve saggio, divertente e senza pretese, in cui si fa un viaggio nelle piccole manie, gioie e debolezze dei booklover. Ce n’è di ogni tipo: annusatori di libri, collezionisti di gadget letterari, amanti delle edizioni speciali, lettori incalliti, book-blogger, Amazon-dipendenti. Non mancheranno ovviamente consigli di lettura e soprattutto tanti suggerimenti per acquisti “librosi”. Caricate le vostre carte prepagate e tenetele pronte. Si parte!
Nineteen
by Black Hamlet

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English

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Publication Date

April 22, 2017

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This is perhaps Black Hamlet's most audacious work to date. The premise for this volume is so arrogant as to be almost unbelievable, and would be from any other author.<br /><br />Seamlessly weaving the construct of himself into the life and achievements of Pablo Picasso, Black Hamlet delivers a fascinating look into the mind and motivation of an artist - both his and Pablo's.<br /><br />This is originality at its best and a worthy addition to any collection.
Journal (French Edition)
by Eugène Delacroix

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French

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Publication Date

April 21, 2017

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Louroux, mardi 3 septembre 1822[1]. — Je mets à exécution le projet formé tant de fois d’écrire un journal. <br />Ce que je désire le plus vivement, c’est de ne pas perdre de vue que je l’écris pour moi seul. Je serai donc <br />vrai, je l’espère ; j’en deviendrai meilleur. Ce papier me reprochera mes variations. Je le commence dans <br />d’heureuses dispositions.<br />Je suis chez mon frère ; il est neuf heures ou dix heures du soir qui viennent de sonner à l’horloge du Louroux. <br />Je me suis assis cinq minutes au clair de lune, sur le petit banc qui est devant ma porte, pour tâcher de me <br />recueillir ; mais quoique je sois heureux aujourd’hui, je ne retrouve pas les sensations d’hier soir… C’était <br />pleine lune. Assis sur le banc qui est contre la maison de mon frère, j’ai goûté des heures délicieuses...
Winslow Homer (Profusely Illustrated): American Artist: His World...
by Albert Ten Eyck Gardner

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English

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Publication Date

April 23, 2017

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Famous landscape artist Winslow Homer is here celebrated in a wonderful story and album of his artwork. Included are many of his paintings, a bibliography and chronology of his work.
Alfred and Arthur: An Historic Friendship
by Garrett Jones

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English

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Publication Date

April 22, 2017

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Alfred Tennyson was the longest-lived of all the English nineteenth century poets but his Cambridge friend, Arthur Hallam, died when he was only 22. In spite of this, the stricken poet kept their friendship alive throughout his life, partly by writing the longest love poem by a man for a male friend ever published in Britain ('In Memoriam'). Although it made him Poet Laureate, it caused a battle to rage which has still not died down. This book offers an insight into the mindset of many eminent Victorians and makes it clear how the issues raised are still alive.
Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back
by Gretchen Carlson

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English

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Publication Date

September 26, 2017

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