Download E-books Belladonna at Belstone (Knights Templar) PDF

By Michael Jecks

St. Mary’s Priory, positioned on a bleak and depressing moor, is being torn aside by way of rumours and rivalries. Lady Elizabeth of Topsham, Prioress, struggles to take care of either her place and her community.

Sister Margherita, her treasurer, has accused Elizabeth of lascivious fail to remember, claiming that she has given cash wanted for crucial upkeep to the recent vicar – a guy girl Elizabeth usually sees by myself at evening. together with her aid among the opposite nuns becoming, and a sister murdered within the infirmary, suspicion falls upon the Priory.

Sir Baldwin de Furnshill, Keeper of the King’s Peace, and his good friend Bailiff Simon Puttock are summoned to enquire. With the nuns breaking their holy vows of obedience, chastity and poverty with alarming frequency, and the invention of a moment homicide, Baldwin and Simon face their so much tough case but.

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Download E-books A Shrinking Island: Modernism and National Culture in England PDF

This ebook describes an important literary tradition stuck within the act of turning into minor. In 1939, Virginia Woolf wrote in her diary, "Civilisation has shrunk." Her phrases captured not just the onset of global struggle II, but additionally a longer-term reversal of nationwide fortune. the 1st accomplished account of modernism and imperialism in England, A Shrinking Island tracks the joint eclipse of modernist aesthetics and British energy from the literary experiments of the Thirties during the upward thrust of cultural experiences within the 1950s.

Jed Esty explores the results of declining empire on modernist form--and at the very that means of Englishness. He levels from canonical figures (T. S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf) to influential midcentury intellectuals (J. M. Keynes and J.R.R. Tolkien), from cultural reports pioneers (Raymond Williams and E. P. Thompson) to postwar migrant writers (George Lamming and Doris Lessing). targeting writing that converts the capability strength of the contracting British country into the language of insular integrity, he argues that an anthropological ethos of cultural holism got here domestic to roost in late-imperial England. Esty's interpretation demanding situations well known myths in regards to the demise of English literature. It portrays the survivors of the modernist iteration now not as aesthetic dinosaurs, yet as individuals within the transition from empire to welfare nation, from metropolitan artwork to nationwide tradition. blending literary feedback with postcolonial idea, his account of London modernism's end-stages and after-lives presents a clean tackle significant works whereas redrawing the traces among modernism and postmodernism.

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Download E-books The Sign PDF

By Raymond Khoury

From the New York Times bestselling writer of The final Templar

New York Times bestselling writer Raymond Khoury returns with a provocative mystery set on the intersection of technology, faith, and historical past within which an indication within the heavens may possibly unharness hell on earth...

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Download E-books Politics and History in William Golding: The World Turned Upside Down PDF

By Paul Crawford


Politics and historical past in William Golding presents a far wanted politicized and historicized analyzing of William Golding’s novels as a counter to prior, universalizing feedback. Paul Crawford argues that an realizing of amazing and carnivalesque modes in Golding’s paintings is key if we're to understand totally his interrogation of twentieth-century life.
            Golding’s early satirical novels query English structures of nationwide id towards Nazism and the “totalitarian personality.” For Crawford, Golding can and needs to be studied within the wider eu culture of “literature of atrocity.” His early novels, in particular Lord of the Flies, are preoccupied with atrocity, while the later paintings betrays a better main issue for the prestige of language and literature.
In Golding’s later fiction, resembling Darkness Visible, the wonderful and carnivalesque are utilized in an more and more nonsatirical demeanour to enrich first modernist after which postmodernist self-consciousness and indeterminacy. Even his critique of sophistication and non secular authority, which contains via all of his fiction, supplies option to extra lighthearted productions—a symptom of that is his crude, absurd assault opposed to the English literary in The Paper Men. This relief of satire marks a decline in Golding’s political dedication and the construction of extra advanced and arguably much less enjoyable novels.
            the glorious and carnivalesque are foundational to either the satirical and nonsatirical techniques that mark Golding’s early and past due fiction. No earlier research has analyzed this constitution that's so important to his paintings. Politics and historical past in William Golding examines this writer’s paintings extra absolutely than it's been studied in the convoluted context of the final half the 20th century. Crawford at once hyperlinks Golding’s quite a few deployments of the glorious and carnivalesque to historic, political, and social change.

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Download E-books Queen Jezebel: A Catherine de' Medici Novel PDF

By Jean Plaidy

Back in print after two decades, the ultimate novel within the vintage Catherine de’ Medici trilogy (that comprises Madame Serpent and The Italian Woman) from the bestselling grande dame of ancient fiction.

The ultimate novel within the vintage Catherine de’ Medici trilogy from Jean Plaidy, the grande dame of ancient fiction.

The getting older Catherine de’ Medici and her sickly son King Charles are hoping to finish the violence among the feuding Catholics and Huguenots. whilst Catherine arranges the wedding of her appealing Catholic daughter Margot to Huguenot king Henry of Navarre, France’s topics desire there'll eventually be peace. yet almost immediately after the marriage, while a few of the such a lot popular Huguenots are nonetheless celebrating in Paris, King Charles supplies an order which may simply have come from his mom: rid France of its “pestilential Huguenots forever.” during this bloody end to the Catherine de’ Medici trilogy, Jean Plaidy indicates the death of kings and assuredly exposes Catherine’s life of wicked scheming.

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Download E-books The Jewess in Nineteenth-Century British Literary Culture (Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture) PDF

By Nadia Valman

Tales approximately Jewesses proliferated in nineteenth-century Britain as debates concerning the position of the Jews within the country raged. whereas prior scholarship has explored the superiority of antisemitic stereotypes during this interval, Nadia Valman argues that the determine of the Jewess - virtuous, attractive and sacrificial - unearths how hostility in the direction of Jews was once observed by means of pity, id and hope. analyzing a number of texts from renowned romance to the realist novel, she investigates how the advanced determine of the Jewess introduced the instabilities of nineteenth-century non secular, racial and nationwide identification into uniquely sharp concentration. Tracing the narrative of the Jewess from its beginnings in Romantic and Evangelical literature, and interpreting canonical writers together with Walter Scott, George Eliot and Anthony Trollope along extra minor figures equivalent to Charlotte Elizabeth Tonna, Grace Aguilar and Amy Levy, Valman demonstrates the awesome endurance of this narrative and its myriad differences around the century.

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Download E-books Oral Culture and Catholicism in Early Modern England PDF

By Alison Shell

After the Reformation, England's Catholics have been marginalised and excluded from utilizing published media for propagandist ends. in its place, they became to oral media, resembling ballads and tales, to plead their case and retain touch with their neighborhood. development at the starting to be curiosity in Catholic literature which has built in early glossy experiences, Alison Shell examines the connection among Catholicism and oral tradition from the mid-sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries. so one can recuperate the textual lines of this minority tradition, she expands canonical obstacles, taking a look at anecdotes, spells and well known verse along extra conventionally literary fabric. In her archival examine she uncovers many vital manuscript resources. This publication is a vital contribution to the rediscovery of the writings and tradition of the Catholic neighborhood and may be of significant curiosity to students of early smooth literature, heritage and theology.

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Download E-books The Brave Captains (The Phillip Hazard Novels) (Vol 2) PDF

By V. A. Stuart

Because the Russian cavalry prepares to release a full-scale assault to grab Balaclava, the British locate themselves in determined straits. Dangerously outnumbered, they're hoping for reinforcements, yet meanwhile they have to carry their floor, calling for heroism that might try out the braveness of even the bravest guy. Dodging bursting shells and Russian Cossacks, possibility proves that the bluejackets struggle to boot on land as they do at sea.

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Download E-books The Scent of Death PDF

By Andrew Taylor

*WINNER of the Ellis Peters historic Dagger Award 2013*
‘Andrew Taylor wrote wonderful old fiction lengthy earlier than Hilary Mantel was once well known’ day-by-day Telegraph
From the No.1 bestselling writer of the yankee BOY comes a brand new ancient mystery set through the American battle of Independence.

August, 1778. British-controlled long island is a melting pot of infantrymen, traitors and refugees, surrounded by means of insurgent forces because the American warfare of Independence rages on.

Into this simmering rigidity sails Edward Savill, a London clerk tasked with assessing the claims of loyalists who've misplaced out through the war.

Savill motels with the growing older pass judgement on Wintour, his ill spouse, and their enigmatic daughter-in-law Arabella. in spite of the fact that, as Savill quickly learns, what the Wintours have misplaced in wealth, they've got received in secrets.

The homicide of a gentleman within the slums pulls Savill into the city’s underbelly. but if existence is so affordable, why does one loss of life topic? simply because creating a kingdom is a profitable enterprise, and a few humans can't come up with the money for to overlook out, regardless of the price…

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Download E-books Political Economy and the States of Literature in Early Modern England PDF

By Aaron Kitch

Crossing the disciplinary borders among political, non secular, and fiscal background, Aaron Kitch's cutting edge new examine demonstrates how sixteenth-century treatises and debates approximately exchange encouraged early smooth English literature by means of shaping key formal and aesthetic matters of authors among 1580 and 1630. The author's research concentrates on a in most cases ignored interval of financial history-the English advertisement revolution sooner than 1620-and, using a magnificent blend of archival learn, shut examining, and a focus to old element, strains the transformation of style in either overlooked and canonical texts. the subjects listed here are wide-ranging yet are awarded with a dedication to delivering a concrete figuring out of the non secular, political, and old context in literary notion. Kitch starts off with the rising wool alternate and explosion of monetary writing, Spenser's glorification of trade and the Protestant country as offered within the Faerie Queene, and writers comparable to Thomas Nashe who drew at the comparable monetary ideas to problem Spenser. different subject matters comprise the response to the herring exchange in prose satire and pamphlets, the presentation of Jewish buying and selling countries in Shakespeare and Marlowe, and the stress among the crown and London retailers as mirrored in Middleton's urban comedies and Jonson's and Munday's pageants and courtroom masques.

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