Download The Unpossessed: A Novel of the Thirties (New York Review by Tess Slesinger PDF

By Tess Slesinger

Original 12 months of publication: 1934

Tess Slesinger’s 1934 novel, The Unpossessed information the bits and bobs and ups and downs of left-wing long island highbrow lifestyles and contours a solid of litterateurs, layabouts, lotharios, educational activists, and fur-clad consumers of protest and the humanities. This slicing comedy approximately not easy occasions, undesirable jobs, awful marriages, little magazines, excessive rules, and the morning after bears comparability with the simplest paintings of sunrise Powell and Mary McCarthy.

About the authors

TESS SLESINGER (1905–1945) grew up in manhattan in a innovative assimilated Jewish kin and attended Swarthmore university and the Columbia institution of Journalism. After a number of temporary jobs at big apple newspapers, she married Herbert Solow, editor of the Menorah Journal, via whom she grew to become familiar with the major younger leftist intellectuals of the time, together with Lionel Trilling and Clifton Fadiman. A moment marriage, to Frank Davis, a manufacturer for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, took Slesinger to Hollywood, the place she labored as a screenwriter for ten years until eventually her early demise, from melanoma, on the age of 39. as well as The Unpossessed, her purely released novel, Slesinger’s paintings contains a booklet of brief tales, Time: The Present, and a number of other screenplays, between them The stable Earth and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

ELIZABETH HARDWICK (1916–2007) was once born in Lexington, Kentucky, and proficient on the college of Kentucky and Columbia collage. A recipient of a Gold Medal from the yank Academy of Arts and Letters, she is the writer of a number of novels, a biography of Herman Melville, and 4 collections of essays. Her novel Sleepless Nights and her research of girls in literature, Seduction and Betrayal, are either released by way of ny evaluate Books.

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By Simon Scarrow

The 7th novel in Simon Scarrow's bestselling Roman sequence. hassle is brewing in Syria, at the japanese frontier of the Roman Empire. With the troops in a deplorable nation, centurions Macro and Cato are sent to revive the competence of the cohort. yet one other problem faces them as Bannus, an area tribesman, is brewing up difficulty and preaching violent competition to Rome. because the neighborhood insurrection grows in scale, Macro and Cato needs to stamp out corruption within the cohort and restoration it to scuffling with health to quash Bannus - earlier than the japanese provinces are misplaced to the Empire forever...

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By A. S. Byatt

Hailed by way of the recent York occasions booklet overview as "a talented observer, capable of determine the precise information that convey entire worlds into being" and "a storyteller who might continue a sultan at the fringe of his throne for one thousand and one nights," A. S. Byatt writes the most enticing and skillful novels of our time. Time journal calls her "a novelist of excellent inventiveness."

Possession, for which Byatt gained England's prestigious Booker Prize, used to be praised via critics on each side of the Atlantic whilst it used to be first released in 1990. "On educational competition and obsession, Byatt is scrumptious. at the nature of possession--the lover by way of the loved, the biographer through his subject--she is profound," stated The Sunday occasions (London). the hot Yorker dubbed it "more enjoyable to learn than The identify of the Rose . . . Its prankish verve [and] tremendous richness of aspect [make for] a one-woman style convey of literary types and types." the unconventional strains a couple of younger academics--Roland Michell and Maud Bailey--as they discover a clandestine love affair among long-dead Victorian poets. Interwoven in a spell binding pastiche are love letters and fairytales, extracts from biographies and scholarly debts, making a sensuous and totally pleasant novel of principles and passions.

With an creation by means of the writer that describes the novel's origins and its twenty-year gestation, this contemporary Library variation is a good-looking memento for lovers of Possession--new and previous alike.

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Download The Lost Treasure of the Templars (The Lost Treasure of the by James Becker PDF

By James Becker

The nationwide bestselling writer of The misplaced testomony returns with the 1st novel in an exciting new sequence in regards to the strong secrets and techniques of the Knights Templar—and a conspiracy too surprising to believe.
In a quiet English beach city, antiquarian bookseller Robin Jessop has obtained a strange medieval quantity. What seems to be a booklet isn't a booklet in any respect, yet a cleverly disguised secure, during which she reveals a unmarried rolled parchment, written in code.
For encryption specialist David Mallory, the textual content is impenetrable. till a useful clue opens the door to a secret, and a conspiracy, stretching again seven centuries, while the main robust guy in Europe declared conflict at the strongest extended family, the Knights Templar.
Now, Jessop and Mallory locate themselves on an international hunt for an unsurpassed treasure and this a lot towards the keys to secrets and techniques which may swap heritage, topple an empire, and bury them either alive. simply because they're not just the hunters. They're additionally the hunted.
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Download Truth Dare Kill (Danny McRae, Book 1) by Gordon Ferris PDF

By Gordon Ferris

LONDON, 1946

Memories can lie…
Especially whilst other folks mess together with your mind…

Danny McRae is a personal investigator. He’s no Philip Marlowe - yet what else is a demobbed SOE agent to do now the struggle is over and the area struggles again to normality?

Not that something should be basic for Danny until eventually he fills the void in his reminiscence which swallowed up a whole undertaking to France.

But first he has a case to enquire. based, upper-class Kate Graveney has made a surprising admission, and Danny must get her off the hook. Danny units off on a hunt via bomb-ravaged London, the awful cityscape mirroring the ruins of his brain. the pinnacle harm which gouged his reminiscence additionally offers him blackouts: hours, occasionally days, are an entire clean. Newspaper headlines a couple of brutal killer stalking London’s pink gentle district make him uneasy, and a trip from an previous adversary awakens darkish misgivings.

At least there’s Valerie - yet even she proves elusive. he's assaulted by way of the police and befriended by means of the madam of a cat-house. he's torn among his top type patron and the store woman who believes in him.

The odds stack up opposed to Danny and shortly he fears for his existence. the single get away is thru that hole in his memory…

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By Alexander Kent

Within the days instantly following Waterloo, the British fleet confronts a brand new risk: Algerian pirates preying on hapless service provider ships. Adam Bolitho, Admiral Richard Bolitho's nephew and inheritor, reveals himself in control of Unrivalled, a brand new type of frigate—sleek, quick, and seriously armed.

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By Anne Perry

Anne Perry - A Christmas Beginning
Christmas tale sequence, booklet 5

Whatever the season, a brand new novel via bestselling writer Anne Perry is usually a superb present, yet her vacation novels are relatively distinct treats, and A Christmas Beginning is a deeply felt tale of ardour and redemption.

Superintendent Runcorn of Scotland backyard is spending Christmas at the wild and lovely island of Anglesey off the north coast of Wales. On certainly one of his solitary strolls, the lonely bachelor stumbles upon a dull physique within the village churchyard. the unlucky sufferer is readily pointed out as Olivia Costain, the neighborhood vicar's more youthful sister.

In lifestyles, Olivia have been a loose spirit, filled with appeal and beauty. For Runcorn, she is a haunting reminder of Melisande Ewart, the single lady he's by no means been in a position to disregard. every person on Anglesey is quickly to insist that just a stranger to the island can have devoted the heinous crime. however the proof proves in a different way, and the unpopular paintings of studying who between Olivia's buddies and neighbors--and a number of eligible suitors--is a ruthless killer falls to Runcorn. A plebian outsider within the drawing rooms of the snobbish neighborhood gentry, Runcorn by no means goals that the main that would liberate the secrets and techniques of Olivia's existence and dying can also, miraculously, open the door to a brand new destiny for himself.

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By Judith Miller, Tracie Peterson

Retail ePub

A tale of Romance and Intrigue on a gorgeous Island hotel, From Bestselling Authors

When Melinda Colson's company pronounces they'll be leaving Bridal Veil Island to come back to their domestic in Cleveland, Melinda hopes her beau, Evan, will suggest. yet Evan isn't ready to make a suggestion of marriage until eventually he is familiar with he can help a spouse and kin. Evan works because the assistant gamekeeper on Bridal Veil yet hopes to be promoted soon.

Letters boost their love, yet Melinda continues to be pissed off at being except the guy she desires to spend the remainder of her lifestyles with. Then she learns of a devastating storm in Bridal Veil and is familiar with she needs to quit her place as a lady's maid and make her as far back as Evan.

The destruction on Bridal Veil is large, that means each on hand individual is required to assist with cleanup and upkeep. Melinda unearths a brand new activity at the island, yet Evan turns out even busier than ahead of, that means she nonetheless by no means will get to determine him. Has she given...

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By Scott Oden

He lived within the shadow of kings. One depended on him together with his empire; the opposite feared his each move...Memnon of Rhodes (375-333 BCE) walked within the footsteps of giants. As a soldier, sailor, statesman, and normal, he was once, within the phrases of Diodorus of Sicily, "outstanding in braveness and strategic grasp." a modern of Demosthenes and Aristotle, Memnon rose from humble origins to command the full of western Asia in a time of strife and slaughter. To his personal humans, he was once a traitor, to his opponents, a mercenary. yet, to the King of Kings, his majesty Darius III of Persia, Memnon was once one guy in a position to protecting Asia Minor from the emerging strength of the barbaric Macedonians. In a warfare pitting Greek opposed to Greek, Memnon proved his caliber past degree. His enemies fought for glory and gold; Memnon fought for whatever extra, for loyalty, for honor, and for accountability. He fought for the affection of Barsine, a lady of outstanding attractiveness and charm. such a lot of all, he fought for the promise of peace. during the deathbed reminiscences of a mysterious girl, the lifetime of Memnon unfolds with outstanding readability. it's a list of his triumphs and tragedies, his loves and lossess, and of the decision that drove him to face opposed to the main well known determine of the traditional world-the formidable younger conqueror referred to as Alexander the nice.

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Download Death is a Lonely Business (Crumley Mystery Series, Book 1) by Ray Bradbury PDF

By Ray Bradbury

April 2013 booklet - Retail ePub

Ray Bradbury, the undisputed Dean of yank storytelling, dips his finished pen into the cryptic inkwell of noir and creates a trendy and somewhat fantastical story of mayhem and homicide set one of the shadows and the murky canals of Venice, California, within the early 1950s.Toiling away amid the looming palm timber and decaying bungalows, a suffering younger author (who bears a resemblance to the writer) spins exceptional tales from his fertile mind's eye upon his clacking typewriter. attempting to not pass over his female friend (away learning in Mexico), the anonymous author progressively crafts his literary effort--until unusual issues commence occurring round him.Starting with a chain of unusual mobile calls, the author then unearths clumps of seaweed on his doorstep. yet because the incidents strengthen, his associates fall sufferer to a chain of mysterious "accidents"--some of them deadly. Aided by way of Elmo Crumley, a savvy, street-smart detective, and a reclusive actress of yesteryear with an excessive starvation for all times, the wordsmith units out to discover the relationship among the weird occasions, and in doing so, uncovers the reality approximately his personal artistic talents.

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