Author: Rosa Vertner 1828-1894 Jeffrey

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781361648483

Category: History

Page: 214

View: 9686

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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The Crimson Hand

Author: Dan McDaid,Martin Geraghty,Mike Collins

Publisher: Panini Uk Limited

ISBN: 9781846534515

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 260

View: 6389

One of the most popular and highly rated television shows in Britain, Doctor Who is known and loved by millions. In this third and final volume of comic strips collecting the 10th Doctor's complete adventures as seen in the pages of Doctor Who Magazine, the famous Time Lord joins forces with Ms Majenta Pryce and embarks on his most remarkable series of journeys yet: travels that ultimately lead him to a terrifying encounter with The Crimson Hand!
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The Whispered Meanings

Selected Essays of Simon O. Lesser

Author: Simon O. Lesser

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9780870232442

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 237

View: 8249

Posted in Literary Criticism

Empire of Blood

Author: Ed Russo


ISBN: 1387902768


Page: N.A

View: 9699

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Blotto, Twinks and the Dead Dowager Duchess

Blotto, Twinks #2

Author: Simon Brett

Publisher: Felony & Mayhem Press

ISBN: 1937384616

Category: Fiction

Page: 211

View: 9841

Hurrah for the return of that intrepid duo: Blotto (handsome, honorable, not the sharpest knife in the drawer), and his sister Twinks (just a bit brainier than a girl should be)! As this is the 1920s, they are of course attending a weekend house party, where – how astonishing! – a murder is announced. One of the guests has the gall to accuse Corky, the siblings’ family chauffeur, so Blotto and Twinks have no choice but to find the real murderer and clear Corky’s good name. And also, you know, keep Corky from hanging and so on. Their sleuthing will take them to an opium den, a crumbling Scottish castle, and – most thrillingly – the headquarters of the evil League of the Crimson Hand
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Literary Theories in Praxis

Author: Shirley F. Staton

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812212341

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 471

View: 4995

Literary Theories in Praxis analyzes the ways in which critical theories are transformed into literary criticism and methodology. To demonstrate the application of this analysis, critical writings of Roland Barthes, Harold Bloom, Cleanth Brooks, Jacques Derrida, Northrop Frye, Norman Holland, Barbara Johnson, Jacques Lacan, Adrienne Rich, and Robert Scholes are examined in terms of the primary critical stance each author employs—New Critical, phenomenological, archetypal, structuralist/semiotic, sociological, psychoanalytic, reader-response, deconstructionist, or humanist. The book is divided into nine sections, each with a prefatory essay explaining the critical stance taken in the selections that follow and describing how theory becomes literary criticism. In a headnote to each selection, Staton analyzes how the critic applies his or her critical methodology to the subject literary work. Shirley F. Staton's introduction sketches the overall philosophical positions and relationships among the various critical modes.
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The Rose and the Thorn

Book 2 of The Riyria Chronicles

Author: Michael J Sullivan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405523042

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 6987

Two thieves want answers. Riyria is born. For more than a year, Royce Melborn has tried to forget Gwen DeLancy, the woman who saved him and his partner Hadrian Blackwater when all other doors were closed against them. Unable to stay away any longer, they return to Medford to a very different reception - she refuses to see them. Once more she is shielding them, this time from the powerful noble who abused her. She was right to suspect Royce wouldn't care about rank and privilege or fear any repercussions from reprisal. What she didn't realise is what he was capable of - until now.
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The Crimson Circle

Author: Edgar Wallace

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504001540

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

View: 2811

A shadowy figure controls a cabal of criminals that could bring London to its knees In the black of night, a gang of workmen gather in the forest of France to assemble a guillotine. They open a few bottles of wine as they work, and one hammers a nail into the wrong spot. At dawn, the nail blocks the blade, and a prisoner survives to escape his fate. Many years later, that nail will doom more than a dozen men. In London, a ruined financier stands on the verge of committing suicide. He is contemplating a fatal dram of poison when he hears a voice behind him offering money enough to clear his debts in exchange for complete and total obedience. Thus a new member is initiated into the sprawling criminal organization known as the Crimson Circle. Its members don’t know one another, and none knows their ruler’s face—but he knows them, and he will use his power to shake Britain to its very core. This ebook features a new introduction by Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
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The Crimson Site

Author: Thomas Parker

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595322166

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

View: 8865

The unexplained death of the school district's business manager draws Adam Graham, the new superintendent of the Tempe School District, into a world far removed from his leading a major school district in the education of students. A world filled with conspiracy, political intrigue and violence. Adam is compelled to find the killer of his colleague and to unravel the conspiracy that led to his death. Debbie Barkley, a local attorney, has become friends with Adam. Their relationship turns to love as they work together to solve the mystery. The discovery that the tentacles of organized crime reaches into the school district and threatens his and Debbie's very existence, pushes Adam to increase his efforts to expose the shocking reasons behind the conspiracy and those involved.
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The Crimson Buccaneer

Author: Cleo Cordell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0753550180

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 392

In 1570s Spain, Carlotta was the devil's creature and scheming, covetous Don Felipe was obsessed with her. A pity that she loathed him. When cheated out of her inheritance, Carlotta hires the help of a rugged buccaneer, and she exacts much pleasure in wrongfully taking back what is rightfully hers.
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The Crimson Blind and Other Ghost Stories

Author: H. D. Everett

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840225389

Category: Ghost stories, English

Page: 208

View: 7265

Mrs H.D. Everett was the last in a long line of gifted Victorian novelists who knew how to grip the reader through the invasion of everyday life by the abnormal and dramatic, leaving the facts to produce their special thrills without piling on the agony. 'I always know', says one of her characters, 'how to distinguish a true ghost story from a faked one. The true ghost story never has any point and the faked one dare not leave it out.'
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Kentucky in American Letters, 1784-1912 (Complete)

Author: John Wilson Townsend

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465530959

Category: Authors, American

Page: N.A

View: 1300

Mr. Townsend's fellow countrymen must feel themselves to be put under a beautiful obligation to him by his work entitled Kentucky in American Letters. He has thus fenced off for the lovers of New World literature a well watered bluegrass pasture of prose and verse, which they may enter and range through according to their appetites for its peculiar green provender and their thirst for the limestone spring. This strip of pasture is a hundred years long; its breadth may not be politely questioned! For the backward-looking and for the forward-looking students of American literature, not its merely browsing readers, he has wrought a service of larger and more lasting account. Whether his patiently done and richly crowned work be the first of its class and kind, there is slight need to consider here: fitly enough it might be a pioneer, a path-blazer, as coming from the land of pioneers, path-blazers. But whether or not other works of like character be already in the field of national observation, it is inevitable that many others soon will be. There must in time and in the natural course of events come about a complete marshalling of the American commonwealths, especially of the older American commonwealths, attended each by its women and men of letters; with the final result that the entire pageant of our literary creativeness as a people will thus be exhibited and reviewed within those barriers and divisions, which from the beginning have constituted the peculiar genius of our civilization. When this has been done, when the States have severally made their profoundly significant showing, when the evidence up to some century mark or half-century mark is all presented, then for the first time we, as a reading and thoughtful self-studying people, may for the first time be advanced to the position of beginning to understand what as a whole our cis-Atlantic branch of English literature really is. Thus Mr. Townsend's work and the work of his fellow-craftsmen are all stations on the long road but the right road. They are aids to the marshalling of the American commonwealths at a great meeting-point of the higher influences of our nation. Now, already American literature has long been a subject in regard to which a library of books has been written. The authors of by far the most of these books are themselves Americans, and they have thus looked at our literature and at our civilization from within; the authors of the rest are foreigners who have investigated and philosophized from the outside. Altogether, native and foreign, they have approached their theme from divergent directions, with diverse aims, and under the influence of deep differences in their critical methods and in their own natures. But so far as the writer of these words is aware, no one of them either native or foreign has ever set about the study of American literature, enlightened with the only solvent principle that can ever furnish its solution.
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The Crimson Flake

Author: R. L. Knight

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1412006333

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 2779

The Crimson Flake is a tale of two tales, diverse and well separated by time and locale. Each is an emotional human struggle and the two are on a collision course. The first tale concerns a rather large and often irreverent man who silently craves danger and shares his life with a cat called Sam. They both love the same woman but while the cat openly demonstrates his emotions toward her the man struggles with feelings of love and commitment; feelings he knows deep down to be absolute truths. In addition, he wrestles with a nagging internal death wish and a disturbing intuitive ability; an ability he loathes but one that's kept him alive. The second involves a struggle we've known since the beginning when Eve encountered the serpent. There are evil things. They're where you would expect them but they're also where you wouldn't. You don't see the man in the crowd whose eyes are fixed on you, who follows you, who snatches you from your life and your life from you; unnoticed little slices of time. This is the story of such an encounter; of how evil can spring from the most benign and tranquil environment, of one person's courage and willpower to battle such madness: a battle that ultimately defines her life. It's the story of two reclusive brothers who live deep in an otherwise hushed and beautiful forest but who, because of an emotionally tortured mother and her twisted influence, have littered the peaceful woodland with the remains of nine vibrant young women; all in the name of God. But not all of the remains were scattered. No. The prettiest parts were saved. They're in the barn. One brother is inherently evil, born evil, and is descending deeper into the abyss. He is beyond redemption and only death can stop him. The other is struggling with thoughts he didn't know he could have before she came. He's being pulled in one direction by a despicable but settled way of life and in the other by her. She is Willie, a skinny, nineteen year-old, inner-city kid who is there quite by accident and fighting for two lives. Over time, bizarre circumstances cause the paths of the big man and the girl to converge. The two become allies and make for perhaps the strangest heroic duo imaginable. They stumble and falter along the way but the union is a formidable one. They recover, more powerful, in a final assault and the evil is left lying as dust beside the road.
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The Crimson Battle Axe

Author: Curtis Oddo


ISBN: 125764923X

Category: Fiction

Page: 230

View: 7130

The Crimson Battle Axe, a sword-and-sorcery hero story about justice versus vengeance, love versus apathy, forgiveness versus bitterness, and good versus evil. Throughout the story tough choices must be made by the main characters--they must choose the right path while constantly challenged by doubts and dark forces working against them. Through fantastic battles and tender moments, with humor and unlikely friendship, five travelers follow their destiny on an amazing quest. Cover by Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell.
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The Crimson Chalice

Author: Victor Canning

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447234642

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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The Crimson Chalice trilogy, first published between 1976 and 1978, is Victor Canning’s classic retelling of the story of King Arthur. Beginning with the story of his parents, Tia and Baradoc, Canning weaves elements of the Grail myth into a Fifth century setting; a Britain abandoned by the Romans, and gradually descending into tribal conflict. In the second book of the trilogy, The Circle of the Gods, young Arturo, with an unshakeable sense of destiny, establishes a comitatus, a gathering of companions, which will one day grow into an army under the banner of the white horse. In the closing book, The Immortal Wound, Arturo’s story concludes as he ascends to become high king of Britain. Throughout the story, the ever present Merlin appears to guide Arturo, as he fulfils his destiny, alongside the familiar characters of Arthurian legend. “An unusual blend of fairy tale and historical novel . . . vivid, original and gripping.’ Washington Post
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The Crimson Clue

Author: George Harmon Coxe

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453233377

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

View: 9848

While taking pictures at a society wedding, Kent Murdock stumbles upon a murderEvery society family has skeletons in its closets, but only the Cannings have a fresh corpse. Kent Murdock finds the dead man while taking pictures at the wedding of Patricia Canning and Roger Armington, scions of Boston’s most prominent—and camera-shy—families. Patricia and Murdock have been friends for years, and she invited him to photograph the wedding against her parents’ wishes. For the killer, Murdock’s appearance is very bad luck indeed. The dead man turns out to be Patricia’s ex-husband, whom she spent three days married to before the family pressured him into an annulment. He traveled to Boston in search of blackmail and found death instead. Whichever Canning killed him had hoped to sweep the murder under the rug. But Kent Murdock’s camera has a way of finding the truth, no matter how ugly it may be.
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The Crimson Tempest

The End of Times

Author: Stacy A. Wright

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496943856

Category: Fiction

Page: 254

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The Crimson Tempest introduces the next characters to join in the battle to save humanity from the end of times. Natalya Volokov is thrust into a destiny, not remembering her past. Because of that, she can’t pursue her future without knowing who she is, and where she came from. As a child of the cold war, she will learn who the true heroes were, and who the villains that pursue her are, all to save humanity from the threat of darkness.
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Captain Cardinal and the Crimson Crest

Author: Clayton R. Varney

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449762492

Category: Fiction

Page: 140

View: 5233

Jack Diamond wishes for an extraordinary life, and when an eccentric band of heroes from another world arrive on his, he gets his wish. In a land where kings are noble, subjects are all princes and princesses, and prophecies come true, Jack learns that the true adventure isn t battling against evil forces, but love. Major Mockingbird and his cohort have attempted to overthrow the reign of King Golden Eagle, but with the help of Captain Cardinal (Jack s new persona), the king and his allies have a chance to save the sky realm of Animystia!
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The Seduction of the Crimson Rose

Author: Lauren Willig

Publisher: Allison & Busby

ISBN: 0749010118

Category: Fiction

Page: 486

View: 4620

‘I cannot imagine any recompense you might offer that would be of any interest to me.’ Basking in self-satisfaction, Mary swished regally down the long corridor, giving Vaughn an excellent view of her elegant back and graceful carriage. Vaughn’s amused voice snaked after her. ‘Can’t you? I can....’ England 1803. Mary Alsworthy accepts a secret assignment from Lord Vaughn: to infiltrate the ranks of the dreaded French spy, the Black Tulip, before he and his master Napoleon Bonaparte can stage their planned invasion of England Every spy has a weakness, and for the Black Tulip that weakness is beautiful black-haired women. Mary easily catches his attention, but Lord Vaughn never anticipates that his own heart will be caught as well, and it won’t be long before Mary and Vaughn find themselves lost in the shadows of a treacherous garden of lies.
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Horror Stories

Classic Tales from Hoffmann to Hodgson

Author: Darryl Jones

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191508640

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 1397

The modern horror story grew and developed across the nineteenth century, embracing categories as diverse as ghost stories, the supernatural and psychological horror, medical and scientific horrors, colonial horror, and tales of the uncanny and precognition. This anthology brings together twenty-nine of the greatest horror stories of the period, from 1816 to 1912, from the British, Irish, American, and European traditions. It ranges widely across the sub-genres to encompass authors whose terror-inducing powers remain unsurpassed. The book includes stories by some of the best writers of the century - Hoffmann, Poe, Balzac, Dickens, Hawthorne, Melville, Zola - as well as established genre classics such as M. R. James, Arthur Machen, Bram Stoker, Algernon Blackwood, Charlotte Perkins Gilman and others. It includes rare and little-known pieces by writers such as William Maginn, Francis Marion Crawford, W. F. Harvey, and William Hope Hodgson, and shows the important role played by periodicals in popularizing the horror story. Wherever possible stories are reprinted in their first published form, with background information about their authors and helpful, contextualizing annotation. Darryl Jones's lively introduction discusses horror's literary evolution and its articulation of cultural preoccupations and anxieties. These are stories guaranteed to freeze the blood, revolt the senses, and keep you awake at night: prepare to be terrified!
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