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So You Think You Know Jane Austen?: A Literary Quizbook (Oxford World's Classics)

By John Sutherland, Deirdre Le Faye

How good do you really recognize your favourite writer? during this new booklet, ace literary detective grew to become quizmaster John Sutherland and Austen buff Deirdre Le Faye problem you in finding out. beginning with effortless, authentic questions that try how good you keep in mind a singular and its characters, the quiz progresses to a degree of higher trouble, challenging shut interpreting and interpretative deduction. What quite motivates the characters, and what's occurring underneath the outside of the tale? Designed to amuse and divert, the questions and solutions take the reader on an ingenious trip into the realm of Jane Austen, the place speculation and hypothesis produce interesting and unforeseen insights. The questions are creative and enjoyable, and the solutions (located at the back of the book), in Sutherland's inimitable variety, are attention-grabbing. finishing the booklet promises a highly more advantageous wisdom and appreciation of Austen. even if you're a professional or fanatic, So you think that you recognize Jane Austen? promises you'll understand her far better after studying it.

About the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the broadest spectrum of literature from world wide. each one cheap quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, offering the main exact textual content plus a wealth of alternative priceless positive factors, together with specialist introductions by means of major gurus, voluminous notes to explain the textual content, updated bibliographies for extra examine, and lots more and plenty more.

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Tabloid City: A Novel

By Pete Hamill

In a stately West Village city residence, a prosperous socialite and her secretary are murdered. within the 24 hours that stick to, a flurry of task surrounds their surprising deaths:

The head of 1 of the city's final tabloids stops the presses. A cop investigates the killing. A reporter chases the tale. A disgraced hedge fund supervisor flees the rustic. An Iraq battle vet seeks revenge. And an indignant younger extremist plots a massive catastrophe.

The urban is many stuff: a proving floor, a decadent carnival, or a palimpsest of memories--a old city eclipsed through smooth instances. As a lot a mystery because it is a gripping portrait of the town of at the present time, Tabloid urban is a brand new fiction vintage from the author who has captured long island completely for many years.

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TransAtlantic: A Novel

By Colum McCann

NEW YORK instances BESTSELLER • LONGLISTED FOR the guy BOOKER PRIZE • NAMED the most effective BOOKS OF THE yr by way of KIRKUS REVIEWS

In the nationwide ebook Award–winning Let the good international Spin, Colum McCann delighted readers with a wonderful high-wire act of fiction that The long island occasions e-book evaluate called “an emotional travel de force.” Now McCann demonstrates once more why he's some of the most acclaimed and crucial authors of his new release with a hovering novel that spans continents, leaps centuries, and unites a solid of deftly rendered characters, either genuine and imagined.
 
Newfoundland, 1919. aviators—Jack Alcock and Arthur Brown—set direction for eire as they try the 1st nonstop flight around the Atlantic Ocean, putting their belief in a changed bomber to heal the injuries of the good War.
 
Dublin, 1845 and ’46. On a global lecture journey in aid of his subversive autobiography, Frederick Douglass reveals the Irish humans sympathetic to the abolitionist cause—despite the truth that, as famine ravages the geographical region, the negative be afflicted by hardships which are stunning even to an American slave.
 
long island, 1998. forsaking a tender spouse and infant baby, Senator George Mitchell departs for Belfast, the place it has fallen to him, the son of an Irish-American father and a Lebanese mom, to shepherd Northern Ireland’s notoriously sour and unstable peace talks to an doubtful conclusion.
 
those 3 iconic crossings are hooked up by means of a chain of outstanding ladies whose own tales are stuck up within the swells of background. starting with Irish housemaid Lily Duggan, who crosses paths with Frederick Douglass, the unconventional follows her daughter and granddaughter, Emily and Lottie, and culminates within the present-day tale of Hannah Carson, in whom the entire hopes and screw ups of past generations live to tell the tale. From the loughs of eire to the flatlands of Missouri and the windswept coast of Newfoundland, their trips reflect the growth and form of heritage. They every one study that even the main unassuming moments of grace have a fashion of rippling via time, area, and memory.
 
the main mature paintings but from an incomparable storyteller, TransAtlantic is a profound meditation on id and historical past in a large global that grows by some means smaller and extra wondrous with every one passing year.

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“A dazzlingly gifted author’s newest high-wire act . . . equivalent to the best paintings of Michael Ondaatje and Michael Cunningham, TransAtlantic is Colum McCann’s so much penetrating novel yet.”O: The Oprah Magazine
 
“One of the best pleasures of TransAtlantic is how provisional it makes historical past think, how intimate, and extremely genuine. . . . here's the uncanny factor McCann unearths repeatedly concerning the staggering: that it truly is inseparable from the everyday.”The Boston Globe
 
“Ingenious . . . The tricky connections [McCann] has crafted among the tales of his ladies and our males [seem] written in air, in water, and—given that his topic is the confluence of Irish and American history—in blood.”Esquire
 
“Another sweeping, fantastically developed tapestry of lifestyles . . . analyzing McCann is an extraordinary joy.”The Seattle Times
 
“Entrancing . . . McCann folds his epic meticulously into this fairly slender quantity like an accordion; every one pleat holds music—elation and sorrow.”The Denver Post

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Visions of Venice in Shakespeare (Anglo-Italian Renaissance Studies)

Regardless of the becoming serious relevance of Shakespeare's Venetian performs and a burgeoning bibliography on either The service provider of Venice and Othello, few books have dealt commonly with the connection among Shakespeare and Venice. getting down to supply new views to a conventional subject, this well timed assortment fills a spot within the literature, addressing the recent old, political and fiscal questions which have been raised within the previous few years. The essays during this quantity think about Venice a true in addition to symbolic panorama that should be explored in its a number of resonances, either in Shakespeare's old context and within the later culture of reconfiguring the most represented towns in Western tradition. Shylock and Othello are there to remind us of the darkish aspects of the parable of Venice, and of the inescapable incontrovertible fact that the problems raised within the Venetian performs are drastically topical; we're nonetheless haunted through those theatrical casualties of early glossy multiculturalism.

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Vernon Downs

By Jaime Clarke

Charlie Martens is determined for balance in an differently peripatetic lifestyles. An explosion that killed his mom and dad whilst he was once younger robbed him of normalcy and he was once shuttled from relative to relative, left by myself to decipher the realm he encountered so as to cobble jointly a solution as to how he may dwell. Ever the outcast, Charlie acknowledges in Olivia, a world pupil from London, the feel of otherness he feels and their courting turns out to vow salvation. but if Olivia abandons him, his determined brain fixates on her favourite author, Vernon Downs, who turns into a logo for reunion with Olivia. Charlie's quest takes him from Phoenix to big apple urban and whilst likelihood brings him into proximity to Vernon Downs, he quick ingratiates himself into Downs's global. Proximity invitations sure temptations, even though, and it's not lengthy prior to Charlie strikes dangerously from fandom to apprentice to outright ownership.

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What Is Magical Realism?: An Explanation of a Literary Style

By Kenneth S. Reeds

This is often the main entire empirical research of magical realism as a literary style. this is often the 1st booklet to rigorously express the ways in which magical realism emerged within the 20th century in locations except Latin the US. for instance, the definition is provided that works needs to include components of the neo-fantastic in addition to re-casting historical past. Gabriel Garcia Marquez being the said consultant writer of the style includes either in his novels. Authors like Gunter Grass, Franz Kafka, Jorge-Luis Borges, and Alejo wood worker all comprise a few yet now not all parts of the style. they are often thought of early progenitors yet now not totally in the comparable type as magical realism. at the present time in its absolutely built shape, magical realism is frequently considered as being purposefully imprecise with selecting the strains among truth and magic.

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The Last Sin Eater

By Francine Rivers

An enthralling story of affliction, looking, and redemption set in Appalachia within the 1850s, The final Sin Eater is the tale of a neighborhood devoted to its fantasy of a human “sin eater,” who absolves the useless in their sins, and the ten-year-old baby who indicates them the reality. All that issues for younger Cadi Forbes is discovering the only guy who can set her unfastened from the sin that plagues her, the sin that has stolen her mother’s love from her and made her want she may possibly flee lifestyles and its poor injustice. yet Cadi doesn’t recognize that the “sin eater” is looking for to boot. ahead of their trips are over, Cadi and the sin eater needs to face themselves, one another, and the one that will call for every thing from them in trade for the solutions they search.

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The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony

By Roberto Calasso

Proposing the tales of Zeus and Europa, Theseus and Ariadne, the start of Athens and the autumn of Troy, in all their versions, Calasso additionally uncovers the far-off origins of secrets and techniques and tragedy, virginity, and rape. "A ideal paintings like no different. (Calasso) has re-created . . . the morning of our world."--Gore Vidal. 15 engravings.

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Twenty-First Century Fiction: What Happens Now

This vigorous new quantity of essays examines what occurs now in twenty first century fiction. clean theoretical techniques to writers comparable to Salman Rushdie, David Peace, Margaret Atwood, and Hilary Mantel, and identifications of 21st-century issues, tropes and types mix to supply a well timed severe intervention into really modern fiction.

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