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  • Download E-books The Scarlet Lion (William Marshal, Book 2) PDF

    By Elizabeth Chadwick

    The Legend of the best Knight Lives On

    William Marshal's ability with a sword and loyalty to his observe have earned him the corporate of kings, the lands of a rich person, and the hand of Isabelle de Clare, one in all England's wealthiest heiresses. yet he's beat back into the chaos of courtroom while King Richard dies. Vindictive King John clashes with William, claims the kinfolk lands for the Crown-and takes of the Marshal sons hostage. The clash among obeying his king and rebelling over the royal injustices threatens the very middle of William and Isabelle's kinfolk. Fiercely clever and brave, fearing for the fellow and marriage that mild her lifestyles, Isabelle plunges together with her husband down a precarious course that may lead William to extra strength than he ever expected.

    "Everyone who has raved approximately Elizabeth Chadwick as an writer of historic novels is right." -Devourer of Books on The maximum Knight

    "Elizabeth Chadwick is a proficient novelist and a committed researcher; it does not get any higher than that." -Sharon Kay Penman

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  • Download E-books Between Two Fires (The John Paul Jones Novels) PDF

    By Nicholas Nicastro

    Commanding his small, bitterly divided squadron deep into enemy waters, John Paul Jones needs to grasp either the competition and himself as he joins the conflict that may seal his repute. in the meantime, his former comrade John Severence confronts one other, extra ominous model of war at the frontiers of colonial long island. either males are remodeled within the crucible of strive against, braveness, and wartime folly.
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  • Download E-books Consul's File PDF

    By Paul Theroux

    Award-winning author Paul Theroux takes us on a trip via small city Malaysia during the eyes of the exuberant Spencer Savage in his breathtaking novel "The Consul's File". Spencer Savage, a tender American consul, is published to Ayer Hitam, a small Malaysian city, within the Seventies. instructed to shut down this distant outpost within the sweltering jungle, he as a substitute unearths himself interested in the numerous characters he meets one of the Malays, Indians, jap, chinese language and the clubbable expat Brits. via his eyes we see the wealthy tapestry of multi-ethnic existence in post-colonial Malaysia, from adultery to homicide, from ghost tales to the murky waters of diplomatic politics. it's a remarkable portrait of a vanished time, a misplaced panorama and scattered humans. "A cool and witty sequence...a polished performance". ("Guardian"). "Theroux's writing is at its so much adventurous in "The Consul's File". there is not any publication i will examine this to: Mr Theroux's artistry is person, serene, but additionally grainy with fierce truths". ("The Times"). American commute author Paul Theroux is understood for the wealthy descriptions of individuals and areas that's frequently streaked along with his precise experience of irony; his novels and picked up brief tales, "My different Life", "The accumulated Stories", "My mystery History", "The reduce River", "The Stranger on the Palazzo d'Oro", "A lifeless Hand", "Millroy the Magician", "The Elephanta Suite", "Saint Jack", "The relations Arsenal", "The Mosquito Coast", and his works of non-fiction, together with the enduring "The nice Railway Bazaar" can be found from Penguin.
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  • Download E-books Like Unto Moses: The Constituting of an Interruption (Indiana Series in Biblical Literature) PDF

    By James Nohrnberg

    "This exhaustive and demanding learn of the that means of Moses within the Bible demonstrates conclusively 'the Mosaicization of the canon'... Nohrnberg possesses a extraordinary typological mind's eye. No precis can do justice to the sheer brilliance of the congruities and disparities he discovers on each page." -- magazine of Religion"LIKE UNTO MOSES proposes a chain of demanding views on theprocess of canon-formation within the Bible. James Nohrnberg's skill totrace connections between assorted components of the biblical corpus isunflaggingly inventive, occasionally provocative, and sometimes deeplyinstructive." -- Robert Alter"... an insightful examine of the traditions of Moses within the Bible." -- Choice"This is a formidably argued, huge book.... it truly is additionally definitely the main refined e-book on Moses and the most subtle readings of the Bible which i've got ever had the excitement of reading.... i believe it's a fabulous fulfillment and could suggest it to each reader of the Bible." -- R. P. Carroll, The Society for outdated testomony learn publication ListThe Moses of the Bible is a veiled determine who exists either inside and out the textual content which describes and defines him. "Moses" is a construction of Israelite literary and scriptural culture, an ideological build, a reinvented reminiscence, a projection of what Israel needed to determine in Moses. Nohrnberg examines the texts of "Moses" for his or her illustration of the tradition's self-doubt and its revisionary, "deuteronomic" content material.
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  • Download E-books The Enigma of Arrival PDF

    By V.S. Naipaul

    The tale of a writer's singular journey—from one position to a different, from the British colony of Trinidad to the traditional geographical region of britain, and from one mind set to another—this may be Naipaul's such a lot autobiographical paintings. but it's also woven via with amazing invention to make it a wealthy and complicated novel.
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  • Download E-books Corelli's Mandolin: A Novel PDF

    Extravagant, artistic, emotionally sweeping, Corelli's Mandolin is the tale of a undying position that sooner or later wakes as much as locate itself within the jaws of history.  The position is the Greek island of Cephallonia, the place gods as soon as dabbled within the affairs of fellows and the neighborhood saint periodically rises from his sarcophagus to therapy the mad.  Then the tide of worldwide battle II rolls onto the island's seashores within the kind of the conquering Italian army.

    Caught within the profession are Pelagia, a willful, attractive younger lady, and the 2 suitors vying for her love:  Mandras, a steady fisherman grew to become ruthless guerilla, and the fascinating, mandolin-playing Captain Corelli, a reluctant officer of the Italian garrison at the island.  Rich with loyalties and betrayals, and set opposed to a panorama the place the real blends seamlessly with the wonderful, Corelli's Mandolin is a passionate novel as wealthy in rules because it is really relocating.
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  • Download E-books The Way to the Cats: A Novel PDF

    IF possible think Flannery O’Connor writing a few geriatric heroine with startling truths to inform, one starts to get a feeling of Yehoshua Kenaz’s fulfillment in The approach to the Cats. Praised by means of Philip Roth, Amos oz., and A.B. Yehoshua, and referred to as "a throbbing hymn to existence" by way of Publishers Weekly, this is often the tale of Yolanda Moscowitz, a delicate seventy-six 12 months previous girl who unexpectedly unearths herself dwelling in a Tel Aviv domestic for the elderly the place she is surrounded by means of unreliable associates, seducers, betrayers, faux healers, shysters, and would-be fans. instructed with blunt realism and savage humor, it's a very human tale of dwelling in a global aside and of dealing with the decay of the physique and the brain whereas conserving a sanctuary for one’s soul. "A novelist needs to own braveness and artistry in beneficiant degree to win readers in a narrative set in an old-age domestic, yet that’s precisely what Yehoshua Kenaz has done," wrote Jonathan Kirsch within the Los Angeles Times. "So shiny is the determine of Mrs. Moscowitz, and so lyrical is Kenaz’s prose, that we're tempted to fail to remember that she lives inside of a ravaged and failing physique. yet Kenaz refuses to permit us to forget.... The solution to the Cats is a fascinating and finished novel of bizarre tenderness or even a type of grace."
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