Ein altes Herrenhaus, zwei rätselhafte Geschwister und eine junge Frau, die in deren Bann gerät – und in einen tödlichen Alptraum ... Karen ist eine ernsthafte junge Studentin, als sie 1997 an der Uni in London der jungen Biba Capel begegnet. Biba ist das genaue Gegenteil von Karen: Glamourös und lebenslustig führt sie zusammen mit ihrem geheimnisvollen Bruder Rex das Leben eines Bohemiens. In ihrem Zuhause, einem alten Londoner Herrenhaus, ist Karen bald ständiger Gast. Allmählich wird sie immer tiefer in die tragische Familiengeschichte der Geschwister hineingezogen, während sich die Idylle langsam in einen Alptraum verwandelt, der schließlich in einem Mord gipfelt. Erst zehn Jahre später enthüllt sich, was in jener Sommernacht wirklich geschah. Doch das Drama ist noch nicht zu Ende ...
Author: Erin Kelly
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
Nagendra Natha Datta is about to travel by boat. It is the month Joisto (May - June), the time of storms. His wife, Surja Mukhi, had adjured him, saying, "Be careful; if a storm arises be sure you fasten the boat to the shore. Do not remain in the boat." Nagendra had consented to this, otherwise Surja Mukhi would not have permitted him to leave home; and unless he went to Calcutta his suits in the Courts would not prosper. Nagendra Natha was a young man, about thirty years of age, a wealthy zemindar (landholder) in Zillah Govindpur. He dwelt in a small village which we shall call Haripur. He was travelling in his own boat. The first day or two passed without obstacle. The river flowed smoothly on - leaped, danced, cried out, restless, unending, playful. On shore, herdsmen were grazing their oxen - one sitting under a tree singing, another smoking, some fighting, others eating. Inland, husbandmen were driving the plough, beating the oxen, lavishing abuse upon them, in which the owner shared.
Author: Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
Publisher: 1st World Publishing
Category: Literary Collections
Edgar Award Finalist: The shocking account of a Wyoming father who terrorized his family for years—until his children plotted a deadly solution. One cold November night, in Cheyenne, Wyoming, fifteen-year-old Richard Jahnke Jr., ROTC leader and former Boy Scout, waited for his parents to return from celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the night they met. When his father got out of the car, the boy blasted him through the heart with a twelve-gauge pump-action shotgun. Richard’s seventeen-year-old sister, Deborah, was sitting on the living room couch with a high-powered rifle—just in case her brother missed. Hours later the Jahnke kids were behind bars. Days later they made headlines. So did the truth about the house of horrors on Cowpoke Road. Was it cold-blooded murder? Or self-defense? Richard Jahnke Sr., special agent for the IRS, gun collector, and avid reader of Soldier of Fortune, had been subjecting his wife, Maria, and both children to harrowing abuse—physical, psychological, and sexual—for years. Deborah and her brother conspired to finally put a stop to it themselves. But their fate was in the hands of a prejudiced and inept judicial system, and only public outcry could save them. Written with the full and revealing cooperation of the Jahnkes, this finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime is “the ultimate family nightmare, played out in the heartland of America. . . . From the night of the murder through both trials, convictions and both youngsters’ eventual release . . . it’s gripping reading” (Chicago Tribune).
A True Story of Family Terror
Author: Alan Prendergast
Publisher: Open Road Media
Category: True Crime
Nagendra Natha Datta is about to travel by boat. It is the month Joisto (May—June), the time of storms. His wife, Surja Mukhi, had adjured him, saying, "Be careful; if a storm arises be sure you fasten the boat to the shore. Do not remain in the boat." Nagendra had consented to this, otherwise Surja Mukhi would not have permitted him to leave home; and unless he went to Calcutta his suits in the Courts would not prosper. Nagendra Natha was a young man, about thirty years of age, a wealthy zemindar (landholder) in Zillah Govindpur. He dwelt in a small village which we shall call Haripur. He was travelling in his own boat. The first day or two passed without obstacle. The river flowed smoothly on—leaped, danced, cried out, restless, unending, playful. On shore, herdsmen were grazing their oxen—one sitting under a tree singing, another smoking, some fighting, others eating. Inland, husbandmen were driving the plough, beating the oxen, lavishing abuse upon them, in which the owner shared. The wives of the husbandmen, bearing vessels of water, some carrying a torn quilt, or a dirty mat, wearing a silver amulet round the neck, a ring in the nose, bracelets of brass on the arm, with unwashed garments, their skins blacker than ink, their hair unkempt, formed a chattering crowd. Among them one beauty was rubbing her head with mud, another beating a child, a third speaking with a neighbour in abuse of some nameless person, a fourth beating clothes on a plank. Further on, ladies from respectable villages adorned the gháts (landing-steps) with their appearance—the elders conversing, the middle-aged worshipping Siva, the younger covering their faces and plunging into the water; the boys and girls screaming, playing with mud, stealing the flowers offered in worship, swimming, throwing water over every one, sometimes stepping up to a lady, snatching away the image of Siva from her, and running off with it. The Brahmans, good tranquil men, recited the praises ofGanga (the sacred river Ganges) and performed their worship, sometimes, as they wiped their streaming hair, casting glances at the younger women. In the sky, the white clouds float in the heated air. Below them fly the birds, like black dots. In the cocoanut trees, kites, like ministers of state, look around to see on what they can pounce; the cranes, being only small fry, stand raking in the mud; the dahuk(coloured herons), merry creatures, dive in the water; other birds of a lighter kind merely fly about. Market-boats sail along at good speed on their own behalf; ferry-boats creep along at elephantine pace to serve the needs of others only: cargo boats make no progress at all—that is the owners' concern.
Author: Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
Growing up to become a member of the IRA after his father is killed by British soldiers, Billy Quinn becomes an unsuspecting pawn in a terrorist plot that targets an innocent girl and her doting grandfather. 25,000 first printing.
Author: F. Michael O'Rourke
Author: Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
1831: as England emerges from the post war depression, the country is changing, and the birth pains of the Reform Act bring it to the brink of revolution. The violent times breed violent acts, both outside and inside the Morland family. Sophie's life is shattered by a hideous crime. Rosamund learns that achieving her dreams brings as much pain as pleasure. Heloise, mourning her beloved James, lets control of Morland Place fall into chaos- Benedict has to flee his home and makes a life amongst the railway pioneers, while Nicholas now has the freedom to indulge the dark side of his nature. And amongst them all stalks the deadly, invisible threat of cholera.
The Morland Dynasty
Author: Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
Publisher: Hachette UK
A Study Guide for William Blake's "A Poison Tree," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Category: Literary Criticism
Illustrated with sixteen plates from the first edition of Ambonese Herbarium, The Poison Tree demonstrates why Rumphius was the greatest authority on tropical flora of the time, exercising considerable influence on subsequent research, and recognized as a major source by specialists in the field. The work is also an intriguing source book on native use of plants in the seventeenth century, native customs, lore, religion, and historical information.
Selected Writings of Rumphius on the Natural History of the Indies
Author: Georg Eberhard Rumpf
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
Prominent politician and businessman Blackie White disappears, and his heart and Superbowl ring are mistakenly delivered to the wrong address. Lawyer Sandra Lerner defends Ilych Yerkoff and Viktor Christoff for the murder of General Emil Fernandez, and pleads Juan Baptista not guilty by reason of insanity for the ax murder of Lynette Dematerez. Lawyer Devine' Sparks is assaulted by serial rapist Industrialist Maria Tantalia signs contract with Saudi Prince Kahli and Mexican Presidente Portapotilla. SNU professor, Dr. Christy Isaacs, declares that Allah and Yahweh are Semitic myths, and angels and miracles are kids' stuff. Detective Dirk Strong raises the ire of Quetzalcoatl who sends thousands of angry buzzards down on Houston. Je'sus returns from the grave.
Author: George W. Barclay
"In 1718, on the storm-ravaged Carolina coast, Cristabel Lamonte, a young daughter of a plantation owner, is kidnapped by the infamous pirate Blackbeard. Throughout her abduction and thereafter she keeps a diary of this traumatic event, which includes the location of his buried treasure. Nearly three hundred years later, the diary is discovered in a pile of donated books by Josephine Sharpe, a bookstore owner in Nag's Head, North Carolina. Jo is fascinated with the diary, especially the clues apparently leading to the legendary treasure. Immediately she decides to do some research into the diary's facts and see if she can follow the pirate's trail. What starts off as an innocent quest for information turns into a string of murders in the small towns along the Outer Banks, causing Jo to fear for her own safety"--Page 4 of cover.
Author: Linda Lehmann Masek
Lightning provides: 32 books with 3 levels of differentiation per book; whole texts that provide NLS genre coverage; linked themes across fiction, non-fiction and the wider curriculum; focussed teaching support for each book including comprehension and writing activities; and a teaching and practice CD that provides opportunities for ICT.
Category: Children's poetry
A Tale of Hindu Life in Bengal
Author: Baṅkimacandra Caṭṭopādhyāẏa,Bankim Chandra Chatterji
Category: Bengali fiction
Author: Kevin Taylor,Keith Scott-Mumby
Author: E. Vallado DaRoy
Category: Short stories, Philippine (English).